I am no deaf militant? My arse!!!!!!!!!!
valhallian.com I had overlooked this comment in another blog earlier this week and I was going through it recently to see if anything else was added. I don't really see a need to specifically name this person but when this commenter stated “I am no militant” in a comment, the Coke that I was drinking at [...]
Mon, Jun 08 2009
valhallian.com I actually was not intending to write this posting, but when I saw that there was a case of the pot calling the kettle black today, I actually left a comment calling upon the blogger on this earlier today. Naturally, that blog was moderated, but I could see that my comment was left ignored, because [...]
Wed, May 27 2009
Has DeafRead/DVTV Turned Into A Chess Match?
valhallian.com We often see controversies that arise in the deaf blogosphere, as well as vlogosphere, and I did not notice this until now, but it has me thinking of chess when it comes to analogies. It appears that it is usually the same people (in general, I am not saying it applies to every single reader, [...]
Tue, May 26 2009
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Audism is Everywhere!!!!!
valhallian.com While audism is the hot topic of the blogosphere these days, we have been more focused on who it applies to, whether or not reverse audism is a word, but what I have not read about in the blogosphere is where it actually happens so I wanted to bring this up so readers can read [...]
Wed, Apr 15 2009
AFA - well written press release
valhallian.com Many of you have heard my viewpoints on the rally at the Volta Bureau. I thought that the press release by the AFA on the PRWeb was actually a well written one. As I have said before, I support their mission of reducing audism but still had reservations about that rally, but allow me to [...]
Tue, Apr 14 2009
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Understanding Needs Integrated Towards You
valhallian.com Audism and reverse audism have been a hot topic over the past week. Hopefully, this is the conclusion to my series of postings regarding audism/reverse audism. If we want to decrease that, then it requires a unified effort among all of us in the deaf population, regardless of our communication mode preferences. I recently researched [...]
Fri, Apr 10 2009
Crab Theory and an Epiphany
valhallian.com The can of worms was indeed opened as I predicted when I brought up the issue of reverse audism, and for good reason. While it is an extremely sensitive issue, but it needs to be addressed. When I first entered the “real deaf life” when I went to college, I learned of the crab theory [...]
Thu, Apr 09 2009
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valhallian.com With all the talk about audism that has been going on these blogs lately, it had me wondering about the possibility of reverse audism, just the same way that there is reverse discrimination, reverse racism, etc. Wikipedia defines reverse discrimination as, “the practice of favoring members of a historically disadvantaged group at the expense of [...]
Tue, Apr 07 2009
AGB is the Father of all Deaf Oppression????????
valhallian.com The comments of another blog has inspired me to write this post. A commenter said that AGB is the Father of all Deaf Oppression. Now that really threw me for a loop, considering the fact that there are other oppressors or practitioners of audism that are far worse than AGB......FAR WORSE!!!! But before I get into [...]
Mon, Apr 06 2009
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Deaf Cyborgs and Signers - Part 2
valhallian.com “No matter how you spin it, this young man cannot communicate for himself in the world at large without another individual by his side.” That was from a different commenter on the same blog that I was referring to earlier. I have to admit, reading that statement this morning woke me up quicker than a [...]
Tue, Feb 17 2009
Deaf Cyborgs and Signers
valhallian.com I was reading a blog discussing the deaf participant in the Amazing Race and it left me feeling very conflicted which compelled me to break away from my blogging hiatus. Now it is not my intention to bash this blogger, but to make the blogger realize the full ramifications of what this blogger actually writes. This [...]
Mon, Feb 16 2009
SVRS at it again?????
valhallian.com I have been quite busy with travels and work lately which is why I had not written a new post in quite sometime. However, I came across some news that made me set time aside to write a short post about this. I felt the need to do this to support the deaf people of [...]
Mon, Nov 17 2008
Matt Hamill and Atlanta
valhallian.com I was in Atlanta over the weekend to watch Matt Hamill fight Rich Franklin in their UFC match last Saturday and I think it was a great fight. Rich Franklin is a highly decorated UFC fighter with a record of 25-3, before he fought Matt, who had a 6-1 record. This meant that Rich had [...]
Mon, Sep 08 2008
Holy Cow! Corporal Punishment is still allowed in...
valhallian.com Upon seeing Jack Barr's apology in deafvideo.tv and his other vlog reflecting the various types of corporal punishment he endured as a student, my heart went out to him and I decided to look it up on the internet to see what it is like these days. I was SHOCKED to see that it still [...]
Sun, Aug 03 2008
valhallian.com There was recently another vlogger, DrDon, that posted an interesting article where he is asking if AG Bell is at it again. Let me emphasize that I do respect his opinions, but there are usually two or more sides to every story. It is actually being able to look at both sides of the story [...]
Fri, Aug 01 2008
Strategic Planning and Bilingualism for Deaf Babies
valhallian.com I had a stimulating discussion with DrDon in the comments section of one of his blogs and I felt that the comments we made in there was worthy of another blog posting as I was referring mostly to strategic planning when it comes to bilingualism for deaf babies. That being the case, I will be pasting [...]
Wed, Jul 23 2008
DBC Rocks, DBC Sucks: Hard Left, Moderates, & Hard Right
valhallian.com ASL only! Oral only! Deaf power! You're not Deaf enough! ASL sucks! Speaking sucks! Audism! The list goes on and on. That is because our own community is divided into basically three categories, as I see it. The hard left, moderates, and the hard right. It is not up to me to determine who is on the [...]
Tue, Jul 22 2008
A Very Effective Weapon!!!
valhallian.com In addressing the seriousness of issues that had gone on blogs over the past few weeks. Perhaps it is time to set that aside for a moment. I'd like to take a quote from a fellow Missourian, Mark Twain. He once said, “The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.” I would imagine that [...]
Tue, Jul 22 2008
DBC annouces title fight!!!!!
valhallian.com True business, this was actually said, no lie and I am directly quoting this article “were eager to get on with the bout and nearly came to blows in the press conference with bolts of lightning thrown and evil fire raining down on the gathered reporters, Oder was restored by DBC” I came across this article [...]
Mon, Jul 21 2008
Deafhood & d/Deaf
valhallian.com Now I have not yet read Paddy Ladd's book, “Understanding Deaf Culture: In Search of Deafhood”, instead what I did was look into google books, which shows excerpts from the book and does not show the entire book in detail. With my extensive experience in business, I have had to deal with numerous contracts and [...]
Sun, Jul 20 2008
Deaf Vikings and Copulation
valhallian.com Back in the viking ages, which is approximately during the years of 700-1100. The earlier part of this era was where they basically looted, pillaged and committed many sorts of atrocities whereas the later part of ths era focused on unity and trading among all types of people worldwide. Between these two stages of history [...]
Fri, Jul 18 2008
Valhalla - die fighting for a cause
valhallian.com I have been an avid reader of blogs for quite some time and realize the time has come for me to start my own blog. Now why did I name this Valhallian? Well, for starters, I am of Norwegian heritage and all my life I have always prided myself in being a “viking”. In Norse mythology, [...]
Thu, Jul 17 2008
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