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TBC News September 1991"Membership organizations, such as the American Medical Association or the American Bar Association, do not certify the competencies of the membership that supports it financially, because this would pose serious conflict of interest issues.

We have not examined the ethical implications of certifying our own membership within RID. It benefits RID financially to certify as many members as possible- since certified members pay the highest dues- yet it may not be in the best interest of consumers and the profession as a whole."

click on the image to read the rest of the article: The Backward March of RID

TBC Co-director Betty M. Colonomos

TBC Co-director MJ Bienvenu

TBC News, Issue 17

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From Deaf Culture in Deaf Humor: Three people are on a train ‐one is Russian, one is Cuban, and one is Deaf. The Russian is drinking from a bottle of vodka. She drinks about half the bottle, then throws it out the window. The Deaf person looks at her, surprised. ‘Why did you throw out a bottle that was only half-empty.” The Russian replies, ‘Oh, in my country we have plenty of vodka!” Meanwhile, the Cuban is smoking a rich, aromatic cigar. He smokes about half the cigar, then throws it out the window. The Deaf person is again surprised, and asks, “Why did you throw out the cigar?” He replies, “Oh, in Cuba we have plenty of cigars!’ The Deaf person nods with interest. A little while later a hearing person walks down the aisle. The Deafie picks him up and tosses him out the window. The Russian and Cuban look up in amazement. The Deaf person shrugs, ‘Oh, we have plenty of hearing people in the world.”

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