Saturday, March 6, 2010

Fundraising once a year for NAD... How about that?

Not transcript. I described what I was signing about. Thanks.


Suggestion: We do the fundraising for NAD? What kind of event could be for fundraising? Dog Day... Three different kind of dogs: Hearing or service dogs, Regular dogs, and Deaf Dogs. All kind of people can attend this fundraising event: Deaf adults, Deaf children with their families, CODAs, Interpreters, ASL Singers, Allies, Deaf Organizations, Deaf Businesses, and more. Different games will end up rewarding for their different skills. Outside, or inside, your decision... The atmosphere is refreshening and different. Isn't that grand!?

Butterfly, like me...Deaf

Monday, January 18, 2010

For Deafhope's need for vote: ASL Version of Domestic Violence and Deaf People


Dated April 5, 2008
Here is the video for you who prefers to watch over to read, smile!

Go to this link for the transcript!

Update! Janauary 18, 2010: Deafhope is trying to collect the vote, and is needing our help to vote. Chase Community Giving group in Facebook is giving 1 million dollars to the most votes.

Deadline is January 22, 2010!! VOTE NOW!

Here is the description:

One must be Fan first then get 5 free votes. On Facebook, please follow the link below: Accept Application... Become a fan and VOTE. One million dollars will increase staff to full time hours and allocate a portion to our Capital Campaign, building a Deaf shelter designed to support and empower survivors. Our Deaf Space Safe House will be the only of its kind in the United States!Additional information about DeafHope's services and our Big Idea for $1 million on Facebook page: Please show your support for DeafHope. Vote NOW!!!!

Friday, October 30, 2009

An example of Twitter - NAD Leadership Training Conference's Hashtag: #NLTC Tweets

An example of NAD's Leadership Training Conference's tweets are shown below for your benefit. Hashtag is being used as #NLTC. You type #NLTC in the search engine, and #NTLC tweets come upon your page. Twitter is an awesome tool to spread the words among Deaf people. Even faster than anything else on some areas. I copied and pasted NAD LTC's tweets here. This is the second days conference out of four days conference. I do this to show an example for you. :) Anything can be used, any conference, business meetings, travels, organizations, entertainnment... and more.

njbnad: RT @NADtweets: NAD Nat'l Leadership Training Conference starts on Thursday this week! If you tweet about NLTC, please use hashtag: #nltc

shfz: Am giving a presentation at #nltc this Friday and Saturday titled "Leading Tweeps: Harnessing the Power of Social Media". It'll be fun!

CADYouth: Hiii!!!! Now we r roadtripping to Columbus, OH for National Leadership Training Conference 09 #nltc #deaf #leaders #ohio. -Mr D. CA

NADtweets: Who is going to the NLTC this weekend? Reply to @NADtweets with #nltc. Looking forward to the leadership workshops & great times!

LissetteMarie: is on her way to Columbus, Ohio for #NLTC. Looking forward to see everyone.

njbnad: @LissetteMarie NAD hq staff and DC area folks now headed to hotel! #nltc

njbnad: Those going to NAD Leadership Training Conference 2009 use #nltc and @NADtweets

michellelapides: just landed in columbus, ohio! now, en routeee to the conference center for #NLTC!

jaredev: Wish I were at the #NLTC conference.

jaredev: Saved a twitter search on #nltc and will be watching it.

NADtweets: #NLTC - When tweeting from #NLTC, please use hashtag #NLTC so others can follow the latest updates from the Conference!

Esposito2024: RIT student leaders enrouted to Columbus, OH for NAD Leadership Training Conference! #nltc #nad

NADtweets: We just discussed a host of issues at the regional caucuses including: new NAD CEO, HR 3101, 2008 Conference priorities, & more. #NLTC

CADYouth: It was awesome meeting all other representatives from the western regional at Caucus regional 4 mtg @ Hyatt conf room #nltc

CADYouth: Our current COO Shane Feldman introduced us 2 the current hot topic re: HR3101 n discussed on how can we (state assocs) do to help NAD #nltc

CADYouth: It's Sooo awesome to have Miss Deaf America Michelle Lapides and newly-appointed NAD Youth Director Allie Rice to come 2 meet us all! #nltc

CADYouth: Sean Gerlis made this clear that twitter rocks! Haha indeed, he is the tech guru of NAD. Encourages us to be technical savvy #nltc

CADYouth: Prepping for the Welcoming Ceremony tnt! #nltc

CADYouth: RT @michellelapides: just landed in columbus, ohio! now, en routeee to the conference center for #NLTC!

CADYouth: Me too! RT @jaredev: Wish I were at the #NLTC conference.

CADYouth: Bobbie Beth Scroggins is givin a cute pep talk to the #nltc attendees. So inspiring

CADYouth: Nancy Bloch on behalf of NAD thanking all outstanding staffers, sponsors and NAD supporters who made #NLTC a success to this start #nltc

CADYouth: Nancy Blochs praising our new NAD COO Shane Feldman. And #shfz is now assuring his love for NAD Congrats 2 him #nltc

CADYouth: NADs new appointed Youth Director Ms. Allie Rice is being intro-ed onto stage n stating her inspiring visionary for the program #nltc

jaredev: .@nadyouth has great tweets from #nltc

CADYouth: Nancy Bloch is now introducing to all wonderful presenters (of the #nltc workshops) Approx 10 of them, w such beneficial subjects to present

CADYouth: I spy @Netripized chatting with Mr. Lindsay Darnall Jr and others. Its nice to have other twitters around! #nltc

CADYouth: The keynote speaker Chris Wagner the VP of marketing (CSDVRS) inspired us 2 b proactive w using tools 2 b more effective w orgs n such #nltc

NADtweets: Opening ceremonies launched with inspirational stories from Chris Wagner & John Moore. Thnx to ZVRS 4 sponsoring the event! #NLTC

NADtweets: NAD Prez Bobbie Beth Scoggins: 3 rules for leaders 1) don't take it personally 2) thick skin 3) focus on issues 3) #NLTC

michellelapides: I'm enjoying watching @jasindia rock the platform with her workshop on "promoting diversity & sharing diverse viewpoints"! #nltc

michellelapides: and I'm sitting next to mr deaf california, @tommykorn! #nltc

CADYouth: @ first #nltc workshop: Promoting Diversity and Sharing Diverse Viewpoints. Presented by Shilpa Hanumantha.

Esposito2024: Miss Deaf America and Julie Rems-Smario talking about passion during a fundraising workshop #NLTC

CADYouth: "If we cannot end our differences now, at least we can help the world safe for diversity" -JFK (Shilpa Hanumanta) #nltc

CADYouth: Ubuntu- I am what I am because of who we all are and that is Ubuntu (Shilpa Hanumanta) #nltc

CADYouth: Our own dilemma s that we hate change + love it the sametime, what we realy want s 4 things 2 remain the same but get better -S Harris #nltc

CADYouth: Why Change? To change is necessary to remove the stigma and the perceptions of society abt Deaf people. (Darlene G.Z). #nltc

CADYouth: What's 'change Leadership' -see NEED 4 change, develop a PLAN, share VISION, undy FEAR, MOTIVATE/INSPIRE peep and CREATES change #nltc (DGZ)

CADYouth: Note 2 myself REVIEW the 8 Steps Process 4 LEADING SUCCESSFUL CHANGE (DCZ) Personal Mastery+Undy Complex Plbms+Making Change w 0thers #nltc

CADYouth: Now @ Luncheon..yummy salad n roast beef. At table w Julie Rems-Smario, @Rachykay @dansheartisinheart @esposito2024 and other leaders #nltc

CADYouth: Sipping Iced tea whike watching Keynote speaker Gertie Galloway making funny remarks, lightening up the room. Sharing her life stories #nltc

CADYouth: Gertie Galloway's explains how the use of technology had changed rapidly over the time within NAD communities. From papers to tweets #nltc

CADYouth: Gertie Galloway strongly urged us to pursue the further use of technology, and to be sure to pursue for the full accessibility within #nltc

CADYouth: And follow @nadtweets @kelbybrick @prutowski. And any more additional ( #nltc tweeps?). Add and follow!

CADYouth: Follow those #nltc leaders @tommykorn @shfz @esposito2024 @michellelapides @rachykay @netripized @tasada7 @michgerson @dansheartisinSF

CADYouth: Workshop session III: Running Healthy + Dynamic. Presented by our endearing well-known leader, Elizabeth "Libby" Pollard. #nltc

CADYouth: Now at the exciting workshop re: Leading Tweeps: Harnessing the Power of Social Media by @shfz Shane Feldman #nltc

CADYouth: "If you want to lead, blog..." (Shane Feldman @shfz) #nltc

CADYouth: "Some people tell me my thought leadership has declined as I've blogged less." -Robert Scoble (who twitters more now ) hahaaa. (@shfz #nltc)

Esposito2024: Shane Feldman, COO of NAD, @shfz presenting an awesome program on the power of social networking! Makes me proud to know him :) #NLTC

CADYouth: "Twitter is one giant conversation." (@shfz #nltc).

Esposito2024: Facebook - who you know; Twitter - what you know. @shfz #NLTC

LissetteMarie: #NLTC: Shane Feldman's workshop rocks!

CADYouth: Harnessing Social Media: Communicate, Learn and ACT! (@shfz #nltc). The best workshop so far!

alicialane: The key benefit of org's on twitter: increased transparency and accessibility. @nadtweets #nltc

Esposito2024: @shfz: mesmerizing, dynamic, informative & engaging presentation!! Good job, my friend #NLTC

aimistar: via @Esposito2024 & @michgerson: @shfz tells everyone at his wksp at #nltc conference to follow @NADtweets to stay posted on NAD happenings!

Friday, October 23, 2009

(NaturalNews) Heart Disease takes the lives of more people in the Western world than any other illness. While up to 90% of heart disease is entirely preventable, the modern lifestyle is out of alignment with true health.Many people may think the dietary changes recommended in this article are too extreme or require uncommon willpower, but the alternative (a double or triple bypass heart operation), should be viewed as the extreme or uncommon last resort. The dietary and lifestyle recommendations should be viewed as a necessary and appropriate response to the epidemic that currently faces the Western world.

Foods to avoid or cut down:

* Avoid saturated fats (either animal or vegetable), which include butter, cheese, cream, hard margarines, and fatty red meats as they can increase cholesterol.
* Avoid all trans fats and hydrogenated fats - usually found in margarines, processed and refined foods, takeaways and over-heated omega 6 vegetable oils.
*Avoid all fried foods (use a tiny amount of butter for high temperature cooking), as these create free radicals which can damage the heart.
* Avoid adding salt to your food as it can raise blood pressure; use a low-salt alternative.
* Avoid excess alcohol consumption as it increases the risk of heart disease. One glass of red wine per day is beneficial due to its antioxidant content.
* Avoid sugary foods and refined carbohydrates as they can cause insulin resistance which is linked to a higher risk of heart disease. They can also be converted into fat by the body, which in turn increases blood fat levels (triglycerides).
* Avoid processed and refined burgers, pastries, cakes and desserts as they are usually high in salt, sugar, saturated fat and hydrogenated and trans fats.
* Avoid coffee and decaffeinated coffee since it can increase cholesterol levels and blood pressure through dehydration.

Foods to increase:

* Eat more oily fish as it contains heart protective omega 3 fats. Oily fish include salmon, herring, mackerel, trout, anchovies and sardines. Please note tuna may have a high mercury content due to ocean pollution.
* Eat plenty of heart disease fighting vegetables like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, spinach, cress, tomato puree, and most green vegetables as these contain anti-oxidants which protect the heart. They contain plenty of magnesium and potassium which help lower blood pressure and can reduce palpitations.
* Eat plenty of fruit but avoid 100% fruit juices and dried fruit as they are very sugary. Red berries, mangos, apricots and bananas contain antioxidants to protect the heart and magnesium and potassium which help lower blood pressure and reduce palpitations.
* Drink at least 12 glasses of water per day as this can help lower blood pressure. Your urine should be a very pale yellow colour if you are well hydrated.
* Use wheat germ oil as it is high in vitamin E which protects the heart and can lower blood pressure.
* Use olive oil daily since it lowers LDL cholesterol.
* Eat more nuts and seeds like brazil nuts and walnuts. They contain omega 6 fats as they lower LDL cholesterol.
* Increase your intake of foods containing soluble fibre which can reduce cholesterol including apples, carrots, oat bran, psyllium husks, linseeds and hemp seeds, red kidney beans and lentils.
* Use plenty of garlic in your daily cooking. It reduces cholesterol levels.
* Use flaxseed (linseed) oils in salads as they contain heart protecting omega 3 fats.Lifestyle Changes
* Stop smoking and avoid smoke filled places as smoking increases the risk of heart disease.
* Learn to deal with stress and have a more positive attitude to life. Having fun lowers cholesterol and high blood pressure Yoga, mediation, tai chi, and massage help you to deal with stress.
* It is important to exercise for at least 3-5 times per week. Walking 30 minutes per day is a good start and can still reduce the risk of heart disease. If you are currently sedentary or have other markers of heart disease or signs of a heart under stress, always begin any seri-ous exercise programme under the supervision of a
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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Sambucol -- Herbal Treatment for Flu

Elderberry Fights Flu Symptoms
Jelly, Jam, or Wine Won't Help -- Only Extract Works
By Jeanie Lerche Davis and Daniel DeNoon
WebMD Medical News

Dec. 22, 2003 -- Sambucol, a black elderberry extract, appears to
short-circuit flu symptoms, a new study shows. This is more evidence that this herbal treatment for flu -- if taken when flu-like symptoms first appear -- could help people get through this year's flu invasion a bit easier. However, Andrew Weil, MD, director of the program in integrative medicine at the University of Arizona, is cautious. The findings on Sambucol are only preliminary, he says. He advises people to take prescription drugs if they get the flu, but notes that Sambucol may help.

"Sambucol is for treatment, not for prevention," Weil tells WebMD. "It has an unknown mechanism of action. Research suggests it inactivates the flu virus, but we don't know that for sure." The flu drugs Tamiflu and Relenza are used for the treatment of the flu, if the symptoms have been present for no more than two days. They can also cut flu severity and shorten illness if taken soon after flu symptoms appear.

Background on Black Elder

In folk medicine, flowers from the black elder bush have been used to ease flu symptoms, colds, and sinus problems. In recent years, researchers have begun formal studies of Sambucol -- a formulation of elderberry extract -- to better understand this herbal remedy. A small study published five years ago showed that 93% of flu patients given Sambucol were completely symptom-free within two days; those taking a placebo recovered in about six days. However, the study took place during an outbreak of influenza B -- so it was unclear whether Sambucol worked with type A virus. This current study shows that, indeed, it works for type A flu, reports lead researcher Erling Thom, with the University of Oslo in Norway. Thom's findings were presented at the 15th Annual Conference on Antiviral Research in 2002. The study has been accepted for publication in the Journal of International Medical Research. The study involved 60 patients who had been suffering with flu symptoms for 48 hours or less; 90% were infected with the A strain of the virus, 10% were infected with type B. Half the group took 15 milliliters of Sambucol or and the other group took a placebo four times a day for five days.

Patients in the Sambucol group had "pronounced improvements" in flu symptoms after three days: Nearly 90% of patients had complete cure within two to three days. Also, the Sambucol group had no drowsiness, the downside of many flu treatments. The placebo group didn't recover until at least day six; they also took more painkillers and nasal sprays. It's likely that antioxidants called flavonoids -- which are contained in the extract -- stimulate the immune system, writes Thom. Also, other compounds in elderberry, called anthocyanins, have an anti-inflammatory effect; this could explain the effect on aches, pains, and fever. Elderberry extract could be an "efficient and safe treatment" for flu symptoms in otherwise healthy people and for those with compromised immune systems, such as the elderly, Thom adds.

Russell Greenfield, MD, a leading practitioner of integrative medicine and medical director of Carolinas Integrative Health, advocates treating flu with black elderberry, he says in a news release. "It can be given to children and adults, and with no known side effects or negative interactions," he says. "But don't expect grandma's elderberry jam" to ease flu symptoms like body aches, cough, and fever, he warns. "Sambucol is the only black elderberry preparation shown effective in clinical studies."

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

About Enemies.... :)

No transcript this time.

This is for DVTV group, and anyone else. I used quotations from famous people for "enemies"!!

Hope this helps you think what you can do with people you are having hard time with. :)

Butterfly like me...Deaf

Kathleen Kinnee

Response to "Joey Baer, Concerns and Recommendation"

No transcript this time. Thank you.

Kathleen Kinnee