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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

Roselle, 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

Roselle, 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

Location hidden

#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

Roselle, 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.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#91856 Sep 23, 2013
PEllen wrote:
As an observer, it is good to know you are keeping an eye out for them
They met on a blind date!

Why don't blind people skydive?

It scares the hell out of the dog!

How did the blind woman drive herself crazy?

She was trying to read a stucco wall!

But anyway, I can't see the big deal about braille ATM machines..

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#91857 Sep 23, 2013
Why is it ok to make fun of the blind, but not blacks?

Since: Oct 12

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#91858 Sep 23, 2013
RACE wrote:
Why is it ok to make fun of the blind, but not blacks?
I remember when Eddie Murphy did a standup routine, talking about young Stevie Wonder getting cheated, by not knowing if he was getting paid with ones or hundreds....lol....
Ann Ticipation

Roselle, IL

#91859 Sep 23, 2013
RACE wrote:
Why is it ok to make fun of the blind, but not blacks?
I don't know. Why?

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#91860 Sep 23, 2013
Q: How do you break Steve Wonder's neck?
A: Speed up the music.

Q: What did Stevie Wonder's mother do for punishment?
A: Rearrange the furniture.

Q: Why does Stevie Wonder shake his head when he sings?
A: Because he can't find the microphone.

Q: Why does Stevie Wonder always smile?
A: No one's told him he's black yet.

Q: Why hasn't Stevie Wonder written a hit in years?
A: He dropped his pencil!

Stevie Wonder walks into a shop swinging a dog above his head.
The shop owner says "Can I help you?"
Stevie Wonder say "No I'm just having a look around"

At a celebrity party, Stevie Wonder meets golf champ Tiger Woods and mentions that he, too, is an excellent golfer.

Tiger is a bit skeptical that the blind musician can play golf well, but he's too polite to say anything.

"When I tee off, " the singer explains, "I have a guy call to me from the green. My sharp sense of hearing lets me aim."

Tiger is impressed, and Stevie suggests that they play a round.

When Tiger agrees, Stevie asks, "How about if we play for $10,000 a hole?"

Tiger insists he couldn't possibly play him for money because of his sight handicap.

But Stevie argues and badgers Tiger until Tiger finally relents

Stevie says, "You pick the place and I'll pick the time?"

Tiger says, "Fine. Pebble Beach"

Stevie replies, "Midnight!"

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#91861 Sep 23, 2013
I'm bored. Can you tell? Stuff to do, but I'm bored.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#91862 Sep 23, 2013
RACE wrote:
Why is it ok to make fun of the blind, but not blacks?
Because we generally know that the jokes about blind people are not true and we are a worried that the jokes about black people might be
Ann Ticipation

Arlington Heights, IL

#91863 Sep 23, 2013
PEllen wrote:
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Because we generally know that the jokes about blind people are not true and we are a worried that the jokes about black people might be
DOH! I was waiting for a punchline!

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#91864 Sep 23, 2013
http://shine.yahoo.com/parenting/disney-world...

What's worse? Having some people getting away with abusing the system meant for helping disabled guests, or not having a system in place at all to help those disabled guests?

To me, we live in a world where Ferris Bueller's sister is running amuck. A world of people pissed off at the stuff other people can get away with that rally has very minimal or no affect on them.

I wonder what % of the guests that go thru the parks each day were able to game the system in this way? How much did it cause the wait time for others to increase? Probably infinitesimally miniscule. But we can't have people getting away with this dishonesty. So f them and f the people that legitimately needed the service.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#91865 Sep 23, 2013
Anyone ever order food with pinto bean at Chipotle, only to have the worker tell you that its made with bacon and confirm you're ok with that? I've had that happen and wondered wtf? Why would you warn me of that? That's a selling point!

But if you've ever wondered why they do it, this is why.

http://consumerist.com/2011/10/27/changing-ov...

Pain in the ass vegans and religious peeps!
:)

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