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Since: Jan 13

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#91836 Sep 22, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Love the Golden puppies...wife is campaigning for another yellow lab puppy, since our chocolate lab is getting older....
I have a black lab, about 11 or 12. Only had her for a few years. She's a sweetie, but I'm a dobe person and hope to find an adult one soon.
cheluzal

Plant City, FL

#91837 Sep 22, 2013
dahgts wrote:
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I think this PC stuff re those names is ridiculous. Maybe all teams should have the name like the Scottsdale CC Artichokes. The CA farmers can then protest.
What irks me most is that people take great pride in their team and applaud it and revel in it....how is it bad to use when you're heralding it??? When did being associated with the name be a bad thing?
And as someone who is 1/32 Cherokee, it's just stupid, lol.

Since: Oct 12

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#91838 Sep 23, 2013
dahgts wrote:
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I think this PC stuff re those names is ridiculous. Maybe all teams should have the name like the Scottsdale CC Artichokes. The CA farmers can then protest.
I'm surprised when this is a complaint by our American Indians....as their culture is dying off at a record pace....soon to only be seen in movies and/or relegated to being known as, "Casino-owner Americans"...lol....

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#91839 Sep 23, 2013
I remember reading articles that said (and I forget which tribes or teams were involved) But basically they were for keeping the names. They did not find any offense and felt it promoted their heritage in a positive way.

This is probably a small group of Native Americans with a lawyer looking to make a name for themselves. Kinda like insisting braille be put on the keys of the ATM.

And before anybody gets all high and mighty about the blind needing it, let me ask you when have you EVER seen a blind person using an atm? I know blind folk and they always have a sighted person with them, always!
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> I'm surprised when this is a complaint by our American Indians....as their culture is dying off at a record pace....soon to only be seen in movies and/or relegated to being known as, "Casino-owner Americans"...lol....

Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#91840 Sep 23, 2013
RACE wrote:
I remember reading articles that said (and I forget which tribes or teams were involved) But basically they were for keeping the names. They did not find any offense and felt it promoted their heritage in a positive way.
This is probably a small group of Native Americans with a lawyer looking to make a name for themselves. Kinda like insisting braille be put on the keys of the ATM.
And before anybody gets all high and mighty about the blind needing it, let me ask you when have you EVER seen a blind person using an atm? I know blind folk and they always have a sighted person with them, always!
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I always wondered about the braille sign next to the elevator saying what floor it is. How will they know where the sign is so they can read the braille?

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

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#91841 Sep 23, 2013

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#91842 Sep 23, 2013
Braille at drive-up ATM's. That's even funnier.

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

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#91843 Sep 23, 2013
Stina2 wrote:
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I always wondered about the braille sign next to the elevator saying what floor it is. How will they know where the sign is so they can read the braille?
Many blind people get a lot of training so they can be more mobile. They can be incredibly intuitive when it comes to getting around. When I worked at a county building the cafeteria cashier was blind and let me tell you he knew his paper money. People were honest also and told him the face amount.

They know about where the sign is and can then search it. That goes for the ATM. As far as I'm concerned the braille on an ATM is not interfering with my use so what's the big deal. Maybe Race hasn't seen anyone using that and neither have I, but I'm not in a big city environment on a daily basis so I'm going to assume that it is used from time to time.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#91844 Sep 23, 2013
RACE wrote:
I remember reading articles that said (and I forget which tribes or teams were involved) But basically they were for keeping the names. They did not find any offense and felt it promoted their heritage in a positive way.
This is probably a small group of Native Americans with a lawyer looking to make a name for themselves. Kinda like insisting braille be put on the keys of the ATM.
And before anybody gets all high and mighty about the blind needing it, let me ask you when have you EVER seen a blind person using an atm? I know blind folk and they always have a sighted person with them, always!
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Yes, I have seen blind people use the ATM. But I do live in Chicago and the Lighthouse for the Blind is in the City and we have a blind person working where I work. The Lighthouse is an extremely reputable and helpful charity for the blind that teaches the blind among other things.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#91845 Sep 23, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
Braille at drive-up ATM's. That's even funnier.
Now, I agree that isn't needed but I'm thinking they don't make 2 kinds of ATMs so they just install one and probably all of them have braille.

Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#91846 Sep 23, 2013
dahgts wrote:
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Many blind people get a lot of training so they can be more mobile. They can be incredibly intuitive when it comes to getting around. When I worked at a county building the cafeteria cashier was blind and let me tell you he knew his paper money. People were honest also and told him the face amount.
They know about where the sign is and can then search it. That goes for the ATM. As far as I'm concerned the braille on an ATM is not interfering with my use so what's the big deal. Maybe Race hasn't seen anyone using that and neither have I, but I'm not in a big city environment on a daily basis so I'm going to assume that it is used from time to time.
Not that it bothers me in the least. But I always wondered because the elevator signs aren't always in the same place. Could be on the left, right straight ahead and across from teh elevator...

Since: Aug 08

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#91847 Sep 23, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_ /id/9689220/redskins-name-chan ge-not-easy-sounds
I think they should keep the name. The intent is not to be demeaning.

I saw the one comment that was something to the effect of: I'm white and demand that Cracker Barrel stop using the word Cracker.
A noted observer

Palatine, IL

#91848 Sep 23, 2013
My neighbor, Mitch, is blind. He burned his fingers yesterday trying to read the waffle iron.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#91849 Sep 23, 2013
DUH! Blind peeps cant drive, so they take a cab!
Toj wrote:
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Now, I agree that isn't needed but I'm thinking they don't make 2 kinds of ATMs so they just install one and probably all of them have braille.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#91850 Sep 23, 2013
RACE wrote:
DUH! Blind peeps cant drive, so they take a cab!
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Well, there you go!

Also, they only make one kind. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/businessdesk/2009...

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#91851 Sep 23, 2013
You must live on "Idiot Island".
A noted observer wrote:
My neighbor, Mitch, is blind. He burned his fingers yesterday trying to read the waffle iron.
A noted observer

Palatine, IL

#91852 Sep 23, 2013
Neighbor Mitch is married to Lisa, who is also blind. They fight all the time. IDK what they ever saw in each other.

Since: Oct 12

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#91853 Sep 23, 2013
RACE wrote:
I remember reading articles that said (and I forget which tribes or teams were involved) But basically they were for keeping the names. They did not find any offense and felt it promoted their heritage in a positive way.
This is probably a small group of Native Americans with a lawyer looking to make a name for themselves. Kinda like insisting braille be put on the keys of the ATM.
And before anybody gets all high and mighty about the blind needing it, let me ask you when have you EVER seen a blind person using an atm? I know blind folk and they always have a sighted person with them, always!
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Never used an ATM....Have never had a cell phone...lol....

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#91854 Sep 23, 2013
A noted observer wrote:
Neighbor Mitch is married to Lisa, who is also blind. They fight all the time. IDK what they ever saw in each other.
As an observer, it is good to know you are keeping an eye out for them
A noted observer

Palatine, IL

#91855 Sep 23, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>As an observer, it is good to know you are keeping an eye out for them
Mitch- my neighbor- borrowed $20 from me. He said he'd pay me back next time he saw me.

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