Saturday, January 30, 2010

What's Matter with NAD?

After receiving an e-alert mail from the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) about the Early Bird I combo package and registration for the Philadephia bi-annual NAD conference on 29th of January 2010.

The real problem is the absurd and illogical registration deadline is January 31th. Two days notice for the Early Bird I combo registration! Never receive any past notices about the Early Bird I combo registration until 29th of January 2010! Why???

I have been looking forward to the NAD 2010 conference in Philadephia pretty much.

NAD ought to offer the scaling fee for low-income deaf individuals or economically devastated
deaf individuals, ex. unemployed and laid-off. Of course, the low-income deaf individuals have
to do real volunteer works for the NAD conference in exchange of scaling fees for conference registrations.

Many non-profit organizations do that for any members, who have economic difficulities to pay
reasonable conference registration fees.

Don't the NAD want to show its real political prowess by attracting more deaf individuals to the national conference?

Or what the NAD really stands for? Well-off deaf individuals and deaf corporations?

ASLize yours,
Robert L. Mason,

Friday, January 22, 2010


In the past two weekends ago, I really couldn't believe what happened at the Stork's coffeehouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for the monthly deaf social gathering.

Few remaining of us, deaf guys were on our way out of the coffeehouse. One hearing
guy attempted to speak to us. One deaf young 20s guy with cochlear implant, struggled
and struggled and struggle to understand what the hearing guy tried to tell us for more
than five minutes. That deaf guy with CI just stood NEXT to the hearing guy!

Guess what? I CLEARLY UNDERSTOOD what the hearing guy said without any use of
cochlear implant (CIs). The deaf guy with cochlear implant ever could not possibly understand
the lipreading. Jesus Christ!

I had to intervene and inform another deaf guy what the hearing guy said without any delays.

That was not very first time for me to witness too many communication incomptences by cochlear implant users, then saved by culturally deaf individuals and signers!



ASLIize yours,
Robert L. Mason

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Here is the "hot off the press" regarding the latest plea agreements within former Viable employees.

From reading the press release, the former Viable employees seems get pretty harsh sentencings as what other VRS companies usually done for many years.

Several employees worked at various VRS companies admitted to me that they had seen all similar doings of what the Viable, Inc had done.

Is the Viable, Inc being scapegoated for being the first successful major deaf company?

Why didn't the federal government do the audits of all VRS companies to see if they commit any fraudlent stuffs or not? I am speaking of all the fairness and real justice for the American taxpayers.

ASLize yours,
Robert L. Mason (RLM)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Major Lawsuit Against Cochlear Implant Manfacturer

There are the ongoing "ligtation" against the California-based Advanced Bionics Corporation for engrossed multiple surgeries within defective cochlear implant devices lead by the DEAF attorney, Teresa Curtin and the legal team of "Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C."

If any of you receive the defective Advanced Bionics HiRes90k and earlier Clairon models due to constant failures and defects, please contact the legal team of "Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C." for a FREE, FREE, FREE lawsuit cost.

The Advanced Bionics' CEO Jefferey Griener also was fined by the Food, Drug Adminstration (FDA) $75,000 on individual basis.

The "Weitz and Luxenberg" law firm also seek the finanical compensations for all unwillingful infants and children experienced related abuses with the sound amplification process against their own wills.

For more information, please check out this enclosed link -

To contact the Weitz and Luxenberg law firm via Teresa Curtin and please click on
enclosure -

ASLize yours,
Robert L. Mason (RLM)

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Deaf Person of the Decade Made Real Profound Impacts on Global Deaf Community

Guess who??? We ought to honor one deaf individual, who surely make the profound impacts on the global deaf community thru very simple and effective medium - changed technology use of media. Anyone deaf, you would guess right away?? This deaf individual is a real survivor, who defy all so-called societal expectations and systematic restrictions. This deaf person manages to get hir own personal viewpoints (POV) outside the established media realms in despite of repeated ousters by the once popular "DeafRead" (DR)and "Deaf Video TV" (DVTV) founder and editor, Tayler Myers for that deaf individual's repeated violations of formal agreements via deaf media participation policies not to attack anyone on personal level, etc.

The Deaf Person of the Decade Made Real Profound Impacts on Global Deaf Community in many ways for the decade of 2000-2009 is Ricky "Ridor" Taylor. He surely changed the deaf media mediums from the printed deaf monthly newspapers/magazines, ex. "Silent Newspaper" and "Deaf Life" and daily deaf news e-subscriptions of "USA-L" done by Philip Moos from the controls of the so-called deaf media establishments to the "all out in the open" media outlets - deaf blogs which transformed into deaf
vlogs later in the last half of the 2000s decade.

The existence of Ridor blogs dramatically influenced the frameworks of the very first "citizen media reportings" during the Gallaudet University's "Unity For Gallaudet" 2006 mass protest which led to the creation of "DeafRead" by Tayler Myers and Jared Evans, but Shane Feldman played the major role in creation of very first NAD blogs reportings during the 2006 NAD Conference in Palm Beach, California.

The real purpose of creating the DeafRead and NAD daily blog postings were to keep Ridor from monopolizing the deaf media influences toward the deaf community at large. If not for Ridor's legendary blog postings, we probably never have the DeafRead or NAD blog postings (vlog postings added later in the 2000s decade).

Ridor's original blog postings definitely inspired the new generation of deaf bloggers and vloggers out of the wood to share their viewpoints and newsreportings within the increasingly "mobile communication" society.

Jason Lambert coined the original term of "vlog" in place of "blog" = video + log
back in the early 2000s. The vlog postings never catched up until the new generation of deaf instant media technology-savvy individuals managed to popularize the existence of vlog postings like the individuals of Joey Baer with his rational and constructive thoughts to convey into positive leadership actions, instead of ranting and lambasting someone else.

Ricky "Ridor" Taylor had been censured twice by the DeafRead and Deaf Video TV" co-founder, Tayler Myers. The vicious comments unfairly targeted Tayler Myers for his decision to ban Ridor from posting his blog and vlog entries. Ridor's followers and supporters never gave up on Ridor and insisted of re-installing Ridor's blogs and vlogs. Tayler Myers refused to budge on the pleas from deaf readers and viewers.

In the end of 2000s decade, Ridor manage to re-emerge into the deaf media landscape by tapping into the YouTube video postings. Ridor still get around with
his viewpoints and rebuttals by defying the formal media structure to keep him out of blog and vlog entries.

We still enjoy Ridor's thoughts and viewpoints throughout the new decade of 2010-2019. Ridor get much better with his vlog entries every time. Some people considered his vlog postings to be "piece of s**t. Everyone is entitled to their own thoughts and expressions.

ASLize yours,
Robert L. Mason

P.S. This blog entry is just an original draft without any draft revisions. I would write much better if not for any guys bother me at the Starbucks coffeehouse. I never get anyone to leave me all alone for blog compositions. *sigh*