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  • Trump WH sign-language interpreter says Biden administration 'canceled and humiliated' her

    02/08/2021 4:56:46 PM PST · by matt04 · 33 replies
    The White House sign-language interpreter who was outed as a supporter of former President Donald Trump said Sunday that she hasn’t been offered a return engagement since — and blasted critics who attacked her credibility and professionalism. Heather Mewshaw, who began working as an independent contractor for the White House last year, said she hasn’t been contacted by the Biden administration in the wake of a Time magazine report that revealed she translated speeches for conservative social media groups. "The goal of my activity — at the White House or with Hands of Liberty — is that it’s all about...
  • The Men Who Walked Away

    12/06/2019 5:51:41 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 8 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 5 Dec 2019 | Mark Steyn
    Friday December 6th marks the thirtieth anniversary of the "Montreal Massacre" - a grim day in 1989 when fourteen female students at the École Polytechnique were murdered by a man known to posterity as "Marc Lépine". Much followed from that terrible slaughter, including various useless "gun control" measures - and the formal annual commemorations that, three decades on, are attended by as many eminences as Remembrance Day or Dominion Day. The men present in that classroom are now in their mid-fifties; the women are not. I was far from home that December and was not back in Quebec until Christmas....
  • Sign language interpreter delivered gibberish at Seminole Heights serial killer news conference

    12/05/2017 5:30:50 AM PST · by Sam's Army · 28 replies
    Lakeland Ledger ^ | 12/4/17 | The Associated Press
    <p>Hearing-impaired people tuning in to a news conference about the arrest of a suspected serial killer last week in Florida got a message of gibberish from an American Sign Language interpreter.</p> <p>As Tampa police Chief Brian Dugan announced the arrest of Howell Donaldson Wednesday night, interpreter Derlyn Roberts was there beside him, making signs that made no sense.</p>
  • Sign language interpreter delivered gibberish, confusion at Tampa serial killer news conference

    12/04/2017 12:32:54 PM PST · by Strac6 · 50 replies
    As authorities in Tampa announced the arrest of a suspected serial killer last week, hearing-impaired people tuning into the news conference got quite a different message from an American Sign Language interpreter. Instead of getting a rundown from Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan on the timeline of the four shootings and what led up to the arrest of 24-year-old Howell Emanuel Donaldson III, interpreter Derlyn Roberts made signs that were gibberish, according to those who watched in confusion. "She sat up there and waved her arms like she was singing Jingle Bells," Rachell Settambrino, who is deaf and teaches American...
  • Sign language interpreter delivered gibberish in Florida

    12/04/2017 11:42:09 AM PST · by Gamecock · 37 replies
    ABC ^ | Dec 4, 2017 | AP
    Hearing-impaired people tuning in to a news conference about the arrest of a suspected serial killer last week in Florida got a message of gibberish from an American Sign Language interpreter. As Tampa police Chief Brian Dugan announced the arrest of Howell Donaldson Wednesday night, interpreter Derlyn Roberts was there beside him, making signs that made no sense. "She sat up there and waved her arms like she was singing Jingle Bells," Rachell Settambrino, who is deaf and teaches American Sign Language at the University of South Florida, told the Tampa Bay Times through an interpreter. In 2013 in South...
  • 'Is anybody else mesmerized?' ASL interpreter steals the show during Irma press conference [TR]

    09/10/2017 1:45:20 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 81 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 23:09 EDT, 9 September 2017 | UPDATED: 00:09 EDT, 10 September 2017 | KAILEEN GAUL
    Full Title: 'Is anybody else mesmerized?' Sign language interpreter steals the show during Hurricane Irma press conference with dramatic facial expressions While Florida Governor Rick Scott was telling Floridians how to prepare for Hurricane Irma, a sign language interpreter stole the show. During Scott's remarks on Saturday, the especially expressive interpreter stuck out his tongue, grimaced and bulged his eyes to convey the severity of the situation. The unidentified interpreter's antics caused a stir on social media, with the majority of people on Twitter praising his dramatic American Sign Language interpretation. As he signed for the sentence saying water 'flows...
  • Signers - A sign that we are really screwed up

    10/06/2016 3:22:04 PM PDT · by ml/nj · 44 replies
    Oct 6, 2016 | ML/NJ
    So I'm watching the Weather Channel. (I'm allowed. My 93 year old Mom lives on the Intracoastal in West Palm Beach.) And there's some government guy, in the Carolinas I think, talking about doom and destruction in a little window on the screen. In another window, three times the size, there's some fat oaf flailing away, almost assuredly at taxpayer expense, with his hands and arms. I assume he was "signing" the words of the government guy. So I looked. Our deaf or nearly deaf population is about a million. (And they must be illiterate or blind too, because it...
  • Two Cheers For the State Legislators Article V Caucus

    08/13/2016 1:51:27 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 16 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | August 13th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    More than sixty state legislators representing thirty states recently concluded three years of work on suggested rules for an Article V convention, which can be viewed at the Assembly of State Legislatures (ASL) website. Meeting at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, the participating state lawmakers debated, amended and voted to approve a draft that addresses all facets of the rules needed to hold a state-led convention for proposing amendments to the U.S. Constitution. These men and women are to be congratulated for their efforts. If accepted and actually followed by the convention, the rules will provide an orderly process...
  • Internet Love Triangle Comes To Deadly End

    01/22/2007 7:17:04 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 7 replies · 433+ views
    CBS 3 PHILADELPHIA ^ | 22 JANUARY 2007 | AP
    Man Accused Of Killing Co-Worker After Learning Both Pursued Same Woman In Online Relationship (CBS News) BUFFALO, N.Y. -- He was an 18-year-old Marine headed to war. She was an attractive young woman sending him off with pictures and lingerie. Or so each one thought. In reality, they were two middle-aged people carrying on an Internet fantasy based on seemingly harmless lies. When a truthful 22-year-old was drawn in, authorities say, their cyber-escape turned deadly. "When you're on the Internet talking, you haven't got a clue who that is on the other end," Sheriff's Lt. Ron Kenyon said. "You don't...
  • Chinese teen kills self when blind date turns ugly -- report

    01/06/2007 11:26:53 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 65 replies · 1,474+ views
    A 17-year-old boy in northeastern China was so disappointed with the looks of a woman he met over the Internet that he hanged himself after seeing her face-to-face, state media reported Friday. The unnamed teenager first contacted the woman -- known by her chat moniker "Qunjiaofeiyang", or "Flying Skirt" -- using the popular Chinese online messaging software QQ, Xinhua news agency said. The girl described herself as a beautiful 19-year-old and the pair chatted on the Web for weeks before arranging a December 26 rendezvous in the nearby city of Mudanjiang, in far northeastern Heilongjiang province. The boy arrived to...
  • Gallaudet Board Votes Out Jane Fernandes

    10/29/2006 3:35:53 PM PST · by RDTF · 29 replies · 1,115+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 29, 2006 | WP
    Breaking News Gallaudet Board Votes Out Jane Fernandes Washington Post sources confirm that controversial president-elect's appointment has been rescinded.
  • I'm Perfectly Safe On The Roads, Says Blind Driver

    09/05/2006 11:13:47 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 34 replies · 640+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 9/5/2006 | Nick Britten
    A police officer described yesterday how he pulled over a motorist who was veering across the road and found that he had no eyes. Omed Aziz, who lost both his eyes in a bomb blast and is also deaf, was caught behind the wheel with a friend sitting in the passenger seat giving him instructions on when to steer and brake, and how quickly to drive. Omed Aziz Bomb victim Omed Aziz Aziz, who also suffers from leg tremors, claimed he was perfectly safe and denied a charge of dangerous driving before being convicted.....
  • Ultimate Fighter Finale Post Fight 2nd Interview with Matt Hamill - Olympic 2008 dreams?

    07/10/2006 7:32:40 PM PDT · by kokonut · 13 replies · 447+ views
    Kokonut Pundits ^ | July 3, 2006 | MM
    Kokonut Pundits: I see. What are your feelings for the 2008 Olympic? How will they pick you to represent the United States? Matt Hamill: I'm thrilled to look forward to join the 2008 Olympic team. Kokonut Pundits: How will they choose a representative for the United States for wrestlers?
  • Another Language for the Deaf

    04/14/2002 10:22:41 AM PDT · by syriacus · 6 replies · 532+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 14, 2002 | MARGALIT FOX
    Another Language for the Deaf IMAGINE a language that can't be written. Hundreds of thousands of people speak it, but they have no way to read a newspaper or study a schoolbook in the language they use all day long. That is the situation of the quarter-million or more deaf people in North America whose primary language is American Sign Language. Although they form a vast linguistic minority, their language, as complex as any spoken one, has by its very nature defied most attempts to write it down. In recent years, however, a system of graphic symbols based on dance...