A Deaf Slant on the Universe

We are naturally drawn to light like moths. Under that illumination, we are free to communicate. We can’t hear, but we can feel the vibes of the world and create prisms of color with our hands.
Here, we unleash our own brand of human.

The Daily Moth delivers news in video using American Sign Language. The Deaf host, Alex Abenchuchan, covers trending stories and Deaf topics with a twist of humor and Deaf culture.

The Daily Moth 8-30-16

Gene Wilder Passes Away at 83, European Union Bills Apple $13.5 Billion, DWTS Season 23 and Updates with Nyle, Stanford Rapist Brock Turner To Be Released on Friday, and Real-Life Switched at Birth Scenario in Manitoba, Canada. ———— Hello, welcome to the Daily Moth! It is Tuesday, August 30. Ready for news? ———— Gene Wilder, famous for acting as Willy Wonka, has died at 83 years of age from complications from Alzheimer’s disease — he had it for the past three years and kept it a secret. Sad. Did you know he played a Deaf person in “See No Evil, Hear No Evil?” with Richard Pryor, who acted as a blind person. Obviously today that’s a big no-no, but it was different in 1989. Interesting. Rest in peace, Gene Wilder. He will still Iive on as either Willy Wonka or as an internet meme. ———— The European Union says the technology company Apple Inc owes the country Ireland $14.5 billion in taxes. Not 13 million, 13 billion. The EU says Apple made a deal with Ireland to record all profits from sales in the EU in Ireland — because Ireland doesn’t tax much — they only tax 0.005%. So Apple recorded all of their financial transactions in Ireland (their Apple European headquarters is in Ireland and they have 6,000 employees there)  — and sent the money to U.S. — this was between 2003-2014, the EU is taxing them going back (retroactively.) The EU has a strict rule that forbids any company to benefit from government help, so they are billing Apple 14.5 billion. Apple’s CEO Tim Cook wrote an...