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  •  Of course you wouldn't. (0+ / 0-)
    •  Care to explain what you mean here? (1+ / 0-)
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      josecheung

      I already had the education in place. I didn't need MORE speech therapy.

      I'm sure we both can agree that there are Deaf people who use both methods that are very successful otherwise in their lives.

      Conservatives are close-minded, shallow, superficial people that live in a fantasy world where everything is black and white and there are NO shades of gray.

      by Brad007 on Fri Oct 03, 2008 at 09:28:52 AM PDT

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      •  Of course there are successful Deaf people (0+ / 0-)

        just like there are successful oral deaf people.

        •  Why are you so offended? (1+ / 0-)
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          josecheung

          I'm not offended by you as much as you're offended by me.

          I've come to accept that society as a whole treats ALL Deaf people like shit.

          From my experience, Deaf people who use ASL have gotten the shortest end of the stick.

          Conservatives are close-minded, shallow, superficial people that live in a fantasy world where everything is black and white and there are NO shades of gray.

          by Brad007 on Fri Oct 03, 2008 at 09:34:48 AM PDT

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          •  so have deaf people who speak orally (0+ / 0-)

            Most people have a giant misconception about the deaf community. A lot of hearing people I meet automatically assume that I know ASL, and that I must be retarded. I don't like that stereotype. It's a stupid one.

            •  A lot of hearing people assume I am stupid (1+ / 0-)
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              josecheung

              And that Deaf people can't enjoy music (I cannot hear the lyrics but I enjoy the music itself).

              They assume that I'm on SSI/SSDI and I personally am against collecting either and I work full time.

              I'm sure you get the annoying questions from someone who's never met a deaf person (is it hard to be deaf, etc).

              Conservatives are close-minded, shallow, superficial people that live in a fantasy world where everything is black and white and there are NO shades of gray.

              by Brad007 on Fri Oct 03, 2008 at 12:00:51 PM PDT

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