Barfmaker: Cool, who is she going to see?
ScaryBottles: Considering its Megadouche first and probably last subby.
BigLuca: Megadeth or MegaDEAF?Iamiright, guys?
machoprogrammer: BigLuca: Megadeth or MegaDEAF?Iamiright, guys?WHAT?
DeafMaestro: I'm the guy in the comments under that article whose Weeners was deleted because I pointed out that the headline is a bald-faced lie - it won't be her first rock concert; hell, it won't even be her first Megadeth or Motorhead concert. It pisses me off that Las Vegas Review-Journal decided to lie (twice) for the sake of making this story seem more uplifting much in the same way that viral videos of brief moments of a new cochlear implant patient get shared and then it is assumed that they're some sort of miracle cure for broken deaf people. It's sensationalist BS like that that makes me, as a deaf person, frustrated that folks will completely ignore the realities of what we go through with cochlear implant evaluations and controversy just because they see a video of a single joyful private moment without context, and mistakenly believing that the cochlear implant is a "miracle cure" that can fix us broken deafies. This creates an incredible amount of pressure on us from society, friends, and family alike to pursue this procedure whether it's right for us or not (and I'm fully aware of the ignorance on the other side of the fence with so many deaf people believing that cochlear implants are some sort of technological attempt to eradicate our culture). My own family pressured me to the point of threats to go through with it for no other reason that because they were fooled by videos like this (which isn't meant to take away from Sarah Churman and whether her procedure worked for her; just that my family didn't bother to do any follow-up on it) and because they were too lazy to learn how to sign, so they figured that demanding I undergo an invasive surgical procedure would solve the problem of them ever having to make an effort to learn a little sign language to better connect with me.I'm not saying there's anything wrong with choosing to get a cochlear implant; I know people it's worked out well for and I know others who regret going through with it. But at the very ...
The Googles Do Nothing: i like megadeth
ScaryBottles: The Googles Do Nothing: i like megadethI did too until he started carrying water for religious dirtbags. Sorry but I'm not supporting someone who thinks I should be locked up because I don't want to party like its 1100 B.C.E.
Close2TheEdge: Right with you, brother. I farkING HATE those videos with the passion of a thousand suns. Have many friends in the deaf community and have listened to the stories about cochlear implants. The worst to me are the parents who practically force their children to get them to spare anybody the need to learn sign.
DeafMaestro: Close2TheEdge: Right with you, brother. I farkING HATE those videos with the passion of a thousand suns. Have many friends in the deaf community and have listened to the stories about cochlear implants. The worst to me are the parents who practically force their children to get them to spare anybody the need to learn sign.I appreciate that, man; thank you. You just brought up one of my biggest problems with this subject too - regardless of any evidence that a CI can benefit a young child given the implant as early as possible, I maintain that nobody should be subjected to it without their informed consent, because only the person getting the implant has to live with it and the maintenance and upgrade/replacement surgeries and the issue of living with hardware both implanted and attached to them for the rest of their lives until someone invents a better option and makes the hardware they have in their heads now obsolete. No child should be forced into something like this; it's too personal and should only be considered once they're old enough to grasp what it really means and what to expect from it.I was nineteen when I was evaluated (I lost my hearing when I was twelve), which I only went through with it because my family pressured me intensely for months to do so. After three days of testing, the last step was to meet someone near to my own age who had had a CI for about a year. My mom and I met him and his mom at the hospital, and they sat us down and our mothers began a verbal CI wankfest while I and the other kid looked like we wanted to be anywhere but there. Afterward, my mother gushed about how it went, and I told her I was turning it down."But WHY?!?! He spoke so highly of it!""No, Mom, he didn't. You heard what you wanted to hear and every word of it all came from his mom. That means nothing to me; she didn't go through the surgery. She didn't have to go through the rehab process. She doesn't live with it; he does. He said 'Hi', and that's ALL he ...
chitownmike: If you didn't come off as such an entitled asshole he might have given a shiat
DeafMaestro: sharing relevant and personal experiences directly related to the topic at hand
DeafMaestro: Hahaha! My god, I can smell your desperation to rebuke the uppity deafie from here. It's adorable in it's ignorance. And you put so much effort into it too! You make it all worth it. :)
DeafMaestro: .Then came the threats, and that's when I finally realized that my family was never going to accept me as a deaf person because they were too damn selfish and lazy to be willing to learn how to sign that they would hang all their hopes on never needing to and not feeling guilty about it on this surgical procedure they wanted me to undergo. Hell, my dad died last year never caring to learn how to sign my name and referred to me as a "waste of life" because he truly believed a deaf person could never accomplish anything. A cochlear implant wouldn't have done a damn thing to change that.
MeanJean: chitownmike: If you didn't come off as such an entitled asshole he might have given a shiatYeah, the nerve of him, not wanting surgery that is risky and presents the possibility of serious complications. He totally deserved to be called a "waste of life" by his own father./this is called sarcasm, you shiatheel
DeafMaestro: (*shrugs*) Doesn't bother me.
omeganuepsilon: Yeah, Mr. Wall of text, you're not obsessed or anything.DeafMaestro: (*shrugs*) Doesn't bother me.lulz
DeafMaestro: herp a derp
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