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  • Walk in the Light – A Homily for the 4th Sunday of Lent

    03/30/2014 1:35:08 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 3/29/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In today’s Gospel, Jesus, the Light of the World, brings light to a man born blind. If you are prepared to accept it, you are the man born blind, for all of us were born blind and in darkness. It was our baptism alone, and the faith it gave, which has rendered us able to see, and, by stages, to come more fully into the light. The man in today’s Gospel shows forth the stages of the Christian walk, out of darkness, and into the beautiful light of Christ. Let’s take a moment and observe these stages evident in this...
  • Half-blind guard caught sleeping at WTC site

    03/26/2014 10:28:15 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 26, 2014 | Philip Messing, Reuven Fenton and Bruce Golding
    Only days before President Obama revealed that his worst fear was a nuclear terror attack on Manhattan, a nearly blind guard was caught sleeping on the job at the Freedom Tower — where he was the building’s first line of defense. In a shocking cellphone photo obtained exclusively by The Post, Abdul Basher, 65, is wearing shades and lying almost completely flat in a chair in the No. 1 terror target’s south lobby, where he was the only guard stationed, sources said.
  • Pope to hold first official audience with the blind, deaf

    03/12/2014 3:14:20 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | March 12, 2014
    Vatican City, Mar 12, 2014 / 12:29 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As the first pontiff to meet with those who are blind and deaf in an exclusive audience, Pope Francis will hold the gathering later this month – an encounter participants are highly anticipating. “I am pleased that the Pope is making the whole world aware of our world by having an audience with us for the first time” Jakob Badde told CNA on March 10, “we have a great deficiency and most people do not know why and what it means to us.” Badde hails from Germany – the son...
  • Blind Woman Suing Nudist Community that Told Her to Get Rid of Service Dog

    02/28/2014 8:11:15 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | February 28, 2014 | Will Lerner
    Blind woman suing nudist community that told her to get rid of service dog In 2011, a medical condition caused Lutz, Florida woman Sharon Fowler to lose her vision. Legally blind, she had to acquire a service dog, named Laura. Ms. Fowler and her husband, Craig, moved into the Paradise Lakes Condominiums complex in 2012 with Laura. However, after they had settled in, Sharongot a letter from the property’s management that was very upsetting, as WTSP 10 News reports. She was told that because Laura, a black Labrador, was over the 25-pound weight limit, she needed to go. This, despite...
  • Kenneth Schechter, Survivor Of Blind Landing, Dies At 83

    01/02/2014 8:08:37 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    AvWeb.com ^ | Dec 31, 2013
    Kenneth Schechter, Survivor Of Blind Landing, Dies At 83 Kenneth Schechter, who died earlier this month in Fairfield, Calif., at age 83, had been just 22 years old when he survived an unusual blind landing in Korea. Schechter was flying an A-1 Skyraider above the Korean coastline on his 27th combat mission, in 1952, when an enemy shell blew the canopy off his airplane and metal fragments struck both of his eyes. "I'm blind! For God's sake, help me!" he cried into his radio. "I'm blind!" He was answered by Lt. j.g. Howard Thayer, who served with him on the...
  • Canada: Muslim Cabbies Refuse Blind With Dogs

    12/12/2013 10:57:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    INN ^ | 12/13/2013, 12:14 AM | Dalit Halevi, Ari Yashar
    In Saskatoon, Canada, Muslim taxi drivers are refusing to give rides to blind people with seeing-eye dogs. The drivers have been citing religious grounds, saying dogs are considered “unclean” animals in Islam. […] Muslim antagonism towards dogs is not a new thing in Canada. In 2012, Toronto police arrested a Jew after he shoved back a Muslim who had punched him for not moving his “unclean” dog further away from Muslim women during an anti-Israel rally. …
  • First They Came for the Deaf Seniors...

    10/23/2013 3:17:11 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | October 23, 2013 | Matthew Archbold
    As gay marriage continues marching it's way through the country via our judicial oligarchical overlords, we're constantly told that there's no way the government will ever go after the Church for not performing gay marriage. But that ignores the ideological blinders of bureaucrats. You think they won't come after the Church's tax exemption for their refusal to acknowledge and perform gay marriage? To witness the idiotic lengths these Orwellian knuckleheads will go to, check out this story from Moonbattery :Arizona is defying a federal order to eliminate apartments for deaf seniors at a housing complex built specifically — for the...
  • Coming to a Theater Near You: Regulations, Mandates & Higher Ticket Prices

    10/03/2013 7:57:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 45 replies
    PolitiChicks ^ | October 2, 2013 | Katie Abercrombie
    We have a great little movie theater in our neighborhood. It has just three screens, but it always shows the newest releases. The best parts of the movie experience at our little theater are the food and the seating. We get to sit at tables in nice, padded chairs on a gently sloping floor. We can order real food to eat, including salads, burgers and chicken wings, regular and alcoholic beverages, and the most awesome chocolate, chocolate-chip cake (with ice cream, of course!) We used to not go to the movies very often, but our little neighborhood theater has drawn...
  • Blind People Are Granted Gun Permits in Iowa

    09/11/2013 7:29:00 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 38 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | 9-10-13 | ABC news
    Iowa law enforcement officials are debating the wisdom of granting gun permits to blind people. The Des Moines Register reports that Iowa law doesn't allow sheriffs to deny a permit to carry a gun in public based on physical ability. Some sheriffs have been granting gun permits to people with visual impairments while others have been denying them. Blind people and other Iowans can obtain the permits for carrying a weapon in public because of changes to state law that took effect in 2011. Jane Hudson with Disability Rights Iowa said keeping legally blind people from obtaining weapon permits would...
  • When love really is blind: couple marry after guide dogs become an item

    07/04/2013 5:54:28 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    A blind couple have told how they found love and got engaged - after their guide dogs became an item. Claire Johnson, 50, first fell for Mark Gaffey, 52, when her dog Venice became friendly with fellow guide dog Rodd at Guide Dog Training classes. The two dogs - both aged three - became inseparable and soon their owners, who are both registered blind, followed suit. After an 11-month whirlwind romance, the couple, from Stoke-on-Trent, got engaged and are due to get married next March - with their dogs acting as ring-bearers. Gaffey, who has been blind since birth, first...
  • Al Qaeda weapons expert: U.S. ambassador to Libya killed by lethal injection

    06/04/2013 5:20:24 PM PDT · by vietvet67 · 99 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 4, 2013 | Bill Gertz
    An al Qaeda terrorist stated in a recent online posting that U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens was killed by lethal injection after plans to kidnap him during the Sept. 11 attacks in Benghazi went bad. The veracity of the claim by Abdallah Dhu-al-Bajadin, who was identified by U.S. officials as a weapons expert for al Qaeda, could not be determined. However, U.S. officials have not dismissed the terrorist’s assertion. An FBI spokeswoman indicated that the bureau is aware of the claim but declined to comment because of the FBI’s ongoing investigation into the Benghazi attacks. “While there is...
  • Deaf, Blind Sue Over Web Shopping

    03/21/2013 5:05:14 PM PDT · by BlueStateRightist · 29 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 21, 2013 | Joe Palazzolo
    Commerce has moved online. Now, the disability lawsuits are following. Advocates for disabled Americans have declared that companies have a legal obligation to make their websites as accessible as their stores, and they've filed suits across the country to force them to install the digital version of wheelchair ramps and self-opening doors.
  • Deaf Twins Going Blind Euthanized

    01/14/2013 1:27:01 PM PST · by dragonblustar · 59 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jan 14, 2013 | Russell Goldman
    Two deaf twin brothers in Belgium were euthanized by their doctor after realizing they were going blind and would be unable to see each other ever again, their physician says. The 45-year-old men, whose names have not been made public, were legally put to death by lethal injection at the Brussels University Hospital in Jette, on Dec. 14. The men, who were born deaf, had a cup of coffee and said goodbye to other family members before walking into hospital room together to die, their doctor told Belgian television station RTL.
  • Rush: “Mark my words, we will release the Blind Sheik” to Morsi

    01/09/2013 3:22:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 1/9/13 | Rush Limbaugh
    Rush said yesterday that has no doubt that the Obama administration will end up releasing the Blind Sheik to Morsi under the guise of his ailing health: Watch:
  • Sharia Honor Code: ‘Buried alive’, Man’s eyes gouged out over suspicion (Pakistan)

    12/28/2012 11:01:25 AM PST · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | December 28, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    More of that super special, better-than-yours Islamic justice under the sharia: ‘Buried alive’: Man’s eyes gouged out over suspicion Tribune.com.PK December 28, 2012(thanks to The Religion of Peace) FAISALABAD / MUZAFFARGARH: A man’s eyes were gouged out on Thursday allegedly by eight men over a suspicion of an extramarital affair in Muzaffargarh. He was taken to Nishtar Hospital, where doctors treating him said that he would likely survive. Police said three men had been arrested and that they were looking for the rest. Shehr Sultan police said that father of eight Bilal, a farmer who is known by his first...
  • Benghazi Attack Was Failed Kidnapping To Trade Blind Sheik

    12/04/2012 7:06:53 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 25 replies
    WesternJournalism.com ^ | DECEMBER 3, 2012 | GEORGE SPELVIN
    A hard to read, hard to believe, hard to write about communique from South Florida Tea Party sources involves the alleged real reasons General David Petreaus “was forced out a few days before the Benghazi hearings.” Citing the stand down orders, the stupid video, and the pulled security, this memo makes a convincing case that a failed October Surprise kidnap event of the U.S. diplomat had a political backdrop involving the impending election. Various background data mentioned in this bulletin contain a tit for tat exchange of Mission Chief Chris Stevens for the Blind Sheik, Omar Abdel Rahman who was...
  • Majority of Americans Are Upbeat About the Next Four Years [54% vs 65% after '08 election]

    11/16/2012 6:52:44 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 59 replies
    Gallup ^ | 11/16/12
    A majority of Americans believe the country will be better off four years from now, while 41% say it will be worse. But this level of optimism is down considerably from four years ago, following President Barack Obama's first election victory, when 65% said the country would be better off in four years, and prior to his first inauguration, when 72% said the same.
  • Blind stroke victim shot in the back with 50,000-volt taser by police who mistook his white stick

    10/17/2012 11:58:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/16/12 | Kerry Mcdermott
    A police force has apologised to a blind grandfather who was shot in the back with a 50,000-volt taser stun gun after officers mistook his white stick for a samurai sword. Two-time stroke-victim Colin Farmer, 61, said he thought he was being attacked by muggers when he was hit with the weapon by the officer, who then handcuffed the retired company director as he fell to the ground. Officers had been dispatched to Chorley, Lancashire - where Mr Farmer had been on his way to meet friends for a drink in a local restaurant - following reports of a man...
  • The Blind Sheikh May be Released to Egypt

    09/17/2012 7:45:15 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 114 replies
    News Gather ^ | September 17, 2012 08:45 PM EDT | Renee Nal
    The Blind Sheikh, Omar Abdel-Rahman, is serving a life sentence for his role in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Since becoming the new Egyptian President, Mohammed Morsi has vowed to secure his return to Egypt, as a "nod to his base" of "hard-line Salafi Islamists," as reported by the Wall Street Journal. The bomb in 1993 killed six Americans and injured more than a thousand. Omar Abdel-Rahman's terror organization masterminded the assassination of former Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, and he was reported to have a "close association" with Osama bin Laden. would Americans want to see this man walk...
  • Blind dachshund in Centralia paints to raise money for rescue dogs

    09/07/2012 5:43:12 AM PDT · by rawhide · 19 replies
    ABC News ran a story earlier today about a blind dachshund in Centralia that paints pictures to raise money for a dog rescue group. Hallie is a black longhaired dachsund adopted by painter DeeDee Murray in 2001 at a local shelter In 2010 Hallie suddenly went blind from Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration Syndrome (SARDS), an autoimmune disease that attacks the retina. “It came on really fast — overnight,” she told ABC News affiliate KOMO. “It probably happened within 2 or 3 days. She was seeing fine and then suddenly she was walking into walls.” Although veterinarians can restore the sight...
  • DOJ Targeted Public Library for Lending E-Books 'Inaccessible' to the Blind

    09/01/2012 6:07:07 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 20 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8/31/2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    CNSNews.com) – The U.S. Justice Department says it has reached a settlement with the Sacramento (California) Public Library over a trial program the library was conducting that let patrons borrow Barnes and Noble NOOK e-book readers. DOJ and the National Federation of the Blind objected to the program on grounds that blind people could not use the NOOK e-readers for technological reasons. The Justice Department said the settlement is aimed at stopping discrimination: “Emerging technologies like e-readers are changing the way we interact with the world around us and we need to ensure that people with disabilities are not excluded...
  • Retinal prosthetic strategy with the capacity to restore normal vision

    08/14/2012 10:46:25 AM PDT · by muawiyah · 12 replies
    pnas proceedings of the national academy of science ^ | august 13, 2012 | Sheila Nirenberg
    ..........Furthermore, the results show, using 9,800 optogenetically stimulated ganglion cell responses, that the combined effect of using the code and high-resolution stimulation is able to bring prosthetic capabilities into the realm of normal image representation.
  • Video: Seeing through a blind surfer

    08/03/2012 4:44:04 PM PDT · by jwsea55 · 3 replies
    U~T San Diego ^ | July 27, 2012 | Kevin Acee
    I’m standing on the sand of La Jolla Shores on Friday morning. Out in the water, a blind man stands up on his surf board, and for a moment I feel like I actually might burst into tears. A guy who can’t see has shown me that anything is possible. Derek Rabelo does not stay up long on this first ride of the day. No one would have. The wind is mild. The water is glassy, its waist-high waves more crumbling than crashing. But these few seconds are enough to confirm for me that too much time is spent focused...
  • "Blind Alleys:" Chairman Issa on the Contempt of Attorney General Eric Holder

    06/26/2012 5:43:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | 6/26/12 | OversightDems
    This new video called "Blind Alleys" was released today and details how the investigation of gunwalking under Operation Fast and Furious being conducted by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has been based on a series of unfounded claims and unsubstantiated allegations that turned out to be inaccurate after investigation.
  • Blind N.J. Man Gets Guns Back Years After Police Took Them Away

    05/12/2012 11:26:34 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies
    CBS New York ^ | May 12, 2012 | CBS New York
    Blind N.J. Man Gets Guns Back Years After Police Took Them Away Judge Rules Steven Hopler's Disability Can't Take Away Right To Bear Arms ROCKAWAY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A blind New Jersey man is declaring victory in a legal battle over his gun collection. The state confiscated his weapons citing safety, but now a judge’s order — citing the right to bear arms — means he will get them back. Steven Hopler of Rockaway knows a lot about guns. The 49-year-old has been handling them since childhood, and practices regularly at a local gun range. His aim is incredible, especially...
  • Man exposes himself at Association for the Blind

    05/03/2012 8:39:55 AM PDT · by bkopto · 36 replies
    PhillyBurbs ^ | May 1, 2012 | Chris English
    A man exposed himself to a woman inside the Bucks County Association for the Blind. Newtown Township police said the incident occurred about 2 p.m. Friday inside the bookstore at the offices at 400 Freedom Drive. The woman told police the suspect is a skinny, black male, between 35 and 45 years old, about 5 feet 10 inches tall and was wearing a black track suit. Officers checked the area along with Newtown Borough police and could not find the suspect.
  • Ultrashort pulse laser surgery of the cornea and the sclera

    04/03/2012 7:49:33 PM PDT · by muawiyah · 9 replies
    Journal of Optics ^ | JULY 2010 | K Plamann
    REVIEW ARTICLE The strongly localized interaction process of ultrashort laser pulses with tissue makes femtosecond lasers a powerful tool for eye surgery. These lasers are now routinely used in refractive surgery and other forms of surgery of the anterior segment of the eye. Several clinical laser systems also offer options for corneal grafting and the potential use of ultrashort pulse lasers in glaucoma surgery has been the object of several recent studies which have shown promising results.While devices aimed for interventions in clear tissue may be based on available solid state or fibre laser technology, the development of tools for...
  • Google's new car allows blind to get behind wheel

    04/02/2012 7:38:10 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 16 replies
    PakTribune ^ | March 30, 2012
    Web giant Google has already changed the way we search the internet, watch video and navigate. But the firm's latest breakthrough could be its biggest innovation yet, reports the Daily Mail. The company promises that its self-driving car will enable blind people to drive, as the vehicle takes over nearly all the functions of the car currently controlled by humans. The project has been several years in the making, and was officially unveiled in October 2010. But recently it has taken a further step forward, after putting blind people in the driving seat and inviting them to test the technology...
  • Lawmakers won’t review concealed carry for blind(KS)

    02/02/2012 7:50:43 PM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies · 1+ views
    ljworld.com ^ | 1 February, 2012 | Chad Lawhorn
    A little-known provision in Kansas law that allows the blind and other people with serious physical infirmities to carry concealed weapons in public places likely will not get reviewed by state lawmakers this session. Kansas legislators are expected to debate a proposal that would allow concealed carry permit holders to bring their guns onto college campuses and into many public buildings. But the chief proponent of that bill said Wednesday he has no plans to introduce legislation that would clarify a 2010 law change that removed the ability of the Kansas Attorney General to deny a concealed carry license based...
  • Blind Terror Victim: I Am an IDF Soldier Like Everyone Else

    01/30/2012 4:48:17 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/1/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Oren Almog says he serves in the IDF “like everyone else.” There are a few differences: Terror cost him his eyesight – and five relatives. A suicide bombing attack at Haifa’s Maxim restaurant in 2003 killed 16 people in addition to Oren’s father, brother and other family members. He went blind while being treated for his wounds. He obviously is exempt from the draft but insisted on enlisting in the armed forced and being like most other Israelis – and now he is a soldier n the IDF. He is a volunteer soldier in an intelligence unit, the name of...
  • Prayers for glasses ( Vanity )

    12/02/2011 12:15:26 PM PST · by simplesimon · 61 replies
    se | 12-2-11 | simplesimon
    I know the power of prayer so I humbly ask my fellow FReepers to pray that we find my son's glasses. You see, my 5 year old is legally blind in his left eye with his glasses. He has a whole slew of eye issues and late september had his 3rd eye surgery. We haven't been able to find his glasses in about a week and I'm getting pretty frantic. We're also awaiting word for winter lay-off's any day now. I almost expect hubby to come home with his lay off slip today. UGH. Our insurance only pays for one...
  • Blind family living in bad conditions

    11/16/2011 7:14:26 PM PST · by musarratullah · 3 replies
    www.thirdreport.com ^ | 17 November | MusarratUllahJan
    Peshawar — In Pakistan, where many seek government benefits for any physical disability, there is an entire family of blind people living in Peshawar without receiving any benefits from the government. These blind family members should be recognized as ideal examples of Pakistani citizenship. Qari Asad Ullah — one of the elder brothers of the remarkable family — works as Hafiz QURAN in a private school in Peshawar, where he earns 2500 rupees (27 dollars) per month and also another 2500 rupees teaching QURAN to students later in the day. His family expenses are about 54 dollars monthly but their...
  • The Blind Man In The White House (+Great Pic)

    09/09/2011 8:53:14 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 55 replies · 1+ views
    The Brussels Journal ^ | 09-09-2011 | Johnny Fincioen
    The Blind Man In The White House From the desk of Johnny Fincioen on Fri, 2011-09-09 20:56 Photo: Vice President Joe Biden appears to temporarily lose his mind during President Obama's jobs speech on 9-8-11. This is not an altered photo, but a well-timed freeze-frame from a video recording made by Russ Allison Loar. Obama lost his way. He is drowning in economic problems: unemployment doesn’t fall, au contraire; the economy is in a virtual standstill; the Government debt reaches dangerous heights; the yearly deficits are just plain immoral, and the dollar is weak. He still believes it’s the government’s...
  • Blind Kitten Reported Missing

    08/21/2011 4:14:00 PM PDT · by Morgana · 127 replies
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Posters have gone up in the area of Spring Street and Lexington Road about Job, a 5-month-old kitten that has been reported missing. Job was taken from the animal shelter, to the Woodstock Animal Foundation, to a local couple for adoption. The kitten is also blind. Anyone with information is asked to call 502-553-5740 or 502-396-0974
  • Blinded Iranian acid victim pardons her attacker

    07/31/2011 4:07:27 PM PDT · by krb · 9 replies
    AP ^ | July 31, 2011 | AP
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian woman who was blinded by a suitor who threw acid on her face has pardoned her attacker at the last minute, sparing him from being blinded by acid as retribution. ... this is an excerpt, as per the rules
  • Kansas law change may allow even blind to carry concealed

    02/14/2011 4:26:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 69 replies · 1+ views
    ljworld.com ^ | 12 February, 2011 | Chad Lawhorn
    In the state of Kansas, to carry a concealed firearm you need a gun — preferably something that fits nice under your jacket, in your pocket or perhaps in your purse. You also need a license, the state’s seal of approval that you can hide a firearm on your person. What’s less clear is whether you need eyesight. It certainly is suggested, unquestionably helpful. But following a change in state law, it is no longer clear whether it is required. Kansas legislators during the last session approved a number of changes to the state’s concealed carry law. One of them...
  • Turns Out the Homeless Man with the Golden Voice Had a Home to go to All Along ...

    01/07/2011 12:21:57 PM PST · by JesseWatters · 54 replies · 1+ views
    A viral video vaulted Ted Williams and his golden voice to fame, but the real hero of this story is the woman he left behind. Patricia Kirtley raised four daughters alone after Williams split 23 years ago and dove down the rabbit hole of drugs. Not only that, Kirtley took in the baby boy the radioman had with another woman and raised him as her own. Oh, and by the way, she's partially blind.
  • Critical Pedestrian Safety Legislation Moves to White House for President's Signature

    12/16/2010 1:12:01 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 12/16/10 | American Council of the Blind
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed S. 841, The Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act, legislation that will provide blind, visually impaired, and other pedestrians greater security when traveling in close proximity to hybrid or electric vehicles. "The passage of this legislation is momentous and marks over two years of vigorous advocacy by ACB membership that has resulted in consensus by the blind community, auto industry, and Congress," stated Mitch Pomerantz, President of the American Council of the Blind. "The silent nature of hybrid and electric vehicles, coupled with their growing popularity, presents a dilemma....
  • Girl, 4, can see for the first time thanks to miracle stem cell operation

    12/14/2010 9:44:31 AM PST · by Niuhuru · 38 replies · 11+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 14th December 2010 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    A little girl who has been blind since birth has seen her mother and father for the first time - at the age of four. Izabelle Evans can now see up to three feet in front of her after groundbreaking stem cell treatment in China costing Ł50,000. Parents James Evans and Hollie McHugh said nothing could beat the feeling of the first time their daughter looked into their eyes and said: 'mummy' and 'daddy'.
  • Jack Tripper the Amazing Eyeless Kitty

    12/02/2010 3:03:27 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 57 replies · 1+ views
    Meow ^ | 12/2/2010 | Meow
    My mom and I were actually looking to adopt a new cat when we got Jack. I have a friend who boards her horse at a local riding stable and one of the barn cats gave birth to a kitten. It seemed that spaying didn’t work on the cat, so she gave birth to a single, deformed kitten and was not able to produce milk. Luckily the owners recently had her fixed, so I’m hoping this doesn’t happen again. Jack (at the time he was known as Stevie Wonder) was born without eyes. He’s very lucky with his timing....
  • Blind student saves for three years to buy a guide HORSE because her strict Muslim parents

    11/15/2010 12:30:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/15/10 | Daily Mail Reporter
    As a blind Muslim woman, Mona Ramouni has had to make do without a guide dog her whole life. The 28-year-old's strictly religious parents would not allow a dog in the house, considering the animal unclean. But then Miss Ramouni stumbled across a website article about miniature guide horses in April 2008. 'It was something that I never thought about for myself,' she said. The psychology student used three years of savings from her job at a Braille proofreading company to pay for a horse to be trained to act as her guide. Since welcoming three-year-old guide horse Cali into...
  • Video of Eyeless Dog That See's Like Bats & Dolphins

    11/03/2010 9:43:21 AM PDT · by OneVike · 32 replies · 1+ views
    All warm blooded animals were created by God to have five basic senses. However, when we lose our sight, or are born blind, we find it difficult to deal with a world made for those who see. Blind people cope in a world built for eyes by using trained guide dogs. It has been a partnership that both man and dog have learned to appreciate and love. Well, what I have for you today is a video of a German Spitz dog named Rowan, who was born with no eyes. Except for his owner who takes care of him, he...
  • A whole different Playboy channel _ for the blind

    09/09/2010 7:06:08 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 5 replies
    Assoc. Press ^ | 09/09/2010 | By MICHAEL GRACZYK
    HOUSTON (AP) -- Suzi Hanks reads Playboy magazine for the articles. And the jokes. And the letters and cartoons. And yes, for the pictures. Each week, for an hour, Hanks snuggles close to a microphone in a tiny soundproof closet, reading - and describing in great detail - portions of the latest Playboy issue for the blind.
  • MSNBC Host Sorry Glenn Beck is Going Blind Because He Won't See The Country He is Trying To Destroy

    07/23/2010 1:43:32 PM PDT · by Pacothecat · 49 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC UNHINGED: Host Says He is Sorry Glenn Beck is Going Blind Because He Won't See The Country He is Trying To Destroy Naked Emperor News
  • Michael Savage's VICIOUS Attack On Glenn Beck Over 'Going Blind' Revelation

    07/20/2010 11:11:35 AM PDT · by amabokcarab · 219 replies · 3+ views
    The Daily Beck ^ | July 20, 2010 | Michael Savage
    Sorry, but I just have to say this. WTF is wrong with this guy? I've been tolerating this kind of BS from this guy Savage because I agree with him on a lot of issues, but this is way over the top- NO MORE!!!!! Regardless of whether you like both/either one of these guys, don't you think this is counterproductive and divides conservatives at a time we REALLY REALLY need to be together? Michael Savage attacks Glenn Beck; calls him the 'hemorrhoid with eyes', crazy, and a fraud (among other things) after Glenn announces he may be going blind. He...
  • Glenn Beck Tells Audience He Might Be Going Blind

    07/19/2010 6:59:45 AM PDT · by Scythian · 113 replies · 1+ views
    During a tearful and passionate speech at his "American Revival" meeting in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Fox News host Glenn Beck revealed that he may be going blind. During his speech (video below), Beck told the audience, "I can't focus my eyes." Taking a shot at health care reform, Beck said, "I went to the best doctor I could find, while I could still go to the best doctor I can find." Beck, 46, says he has been diagnosed with macular dystrophy, and joked that the doctor told him, "You could go blind in the next year . ....
  • Video of Vision Impaired Dog Wearing Glasses Playing Fetch

    07/16/2010 6:11:42 PM PDT · by OneVike · 7 replies
    I don't think I have ever seen a dog wearing glasses before. Well other then in cartoons anyway. You must admit that it takes a lot of love and patience to teach a blind dog how to play fetch. Then again, I must admit that I have no clue as to whether or not the dog went blind eventually or was born blind. Follow this link to see the video of the Vision Impaired Dog Wearing Glasses Playing Fetch
  • Group to Show Car That Can Be Driven by the Blind

    07/02/2010 4:58:47 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 34 replies
    AP via FoxNews ^ | July 2, 2010
    WASHINGTON -- Could a blind person drive a car? Researchers are trying to make that far-flung notion a reality. The National Federation of the Blind and Virginia Tech plan to demonstrate a prototype vehicle next year equipped with technology that helps a blind person drive a car independently.
  • Blind teen bags big bird in first turkey hunt

    04/14/2010 11:58:16 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 10 replies · 503+ views
    kansascity ^ | Apr. 13, 2010 | BRENT FRAZEE
    ELMO, Mo. | When Charlie Wilks went turkey hunting Saturday, he didn’t get to see the big gobbler that strutted across a field and put on a show in front of him. Wilks, 14, has been blind since age 6, when a brain tumor took away his sight. But that didn’t keep him from shooting a trophy bird on his first turkey hunt. Against all odds — and with a lot of help from a couple of mentors who went to great lengths to organize the special hunt — he accomplished the seemingly impossible. “Even though I’m blind, I don’t...
  • Pornographic magazine for the blind launched

    04/12/2010 10:13:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies · 1,232+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 12 Apr 2010
    A pornographic magazine for the blind has been launched - complete with explicit text and raised pictures of naked men and women.The book, the brainchild of Lisa Murphy and called Tactile Minds, is designed to be 'enjoyed' by the blind and visually impaired - and is on sale for Ł150. Among the 17 raised images include a naked woman in a 'disco pose', a woman with 'perfect breasts' and a 'male love robot'. Canadian Lisa says that she made the book to fill a gap in the market, adding: "There are no books of tactile pictures of nudes for adults....