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  • VIDEO: Do the TWO Whitmer Sign Language Interpreters Match Up?

    05/01/2021 9:31:25 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 40 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 1, 2021 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEOI've always wondered about the accuracy of sign language interpreters especially since a number of them have been revealed as not knowing what they are doing. In this video we have the opportunity to compare the TWO, count 'em TWO, sign language interpreters for Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. One of the sign interpreters is Whitmer's regular who is standing next to her. The other sign interpreter appears to be the one provided by Detroit channel 4 station WDIV-TV. Why they decided they needed an ADDITIONAL sign language interpreter is beyond me but this gives us the opportunity to observe two...
  • 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...
  • Chick-fil-A cashier, deaf customer share special moment

    02/05/2021 10:27:32 AM PST · by Shark24 · 21 replies
    You tube ^ | Feb 04, 2021 | Humankind
    Cynthia Walker isn't used to doing things on her own. But when she walked into a North Carolina Chick-fil-A and ordered herself a meal by signing her order, it became the first time she was able to do it on her own without feeling uncomfortable.
  • Elephants Understand Human Gestures

    10/14/2013 8:38:08 AM PDT · by null and void · 88 replies
    Scientific Computing ^ | October 10, 2013 | University of St Andrews
    Elephants understand humans in a way most other animals don’t, according to the latest research from the University of St Andrews. The new study, published October 10, 2013 by Current Biology, found that elephants are the only wild animals to understand human pointing without any training to do so. The researchers, Anna Smet and Professor Richard Byrne from the University’s School of Psychology and Neuroscience, set out to test whether African elephants could learn to follow pointing — and were surprised to find them responding successfully from the first trial. They said, “In our study we found that African elephants spontaneously...
  • Without words, speaking different languages

    05/04/2010 7:19:19 PM PDT · by thecodont · 12 replies · 511+ views
    Los Angeles Times / ^ | May 1, 2010 | 3:34 p.m. | By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times
    Reporting from Seoul Min Byoung-chul, a professor at Konkuk University, was recently having lunch with some Chinese students. This time, it was the teacher who was taking notes. The students were citing differences between Chinese and South Korean culture. Why, they asked, do Koreans look at them strangely when they lift their rice bowls to eat, or smoke in front of the elderly? And why do Korean teachers get insulted when they hand in their papers using one hand instead of two? And hasn't anyone told teachers that students from China would never bow like their Korean counterparts? Receive breaking...
  • Charades reveals a universal sentence structure

    07/01/2008 10:08:46 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 13 replies · 150+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 30 June 2008 | Ewen Callaway
    If Kim Jong Il plays charades, his hand gestures might look just like George Bush's, a new study suggests. It seems that, regardless of the sentence structure of their native tongue, non-verbal communication is the same across the globe. English, Spanish and many other Western languages build most basic sentences around a simple blueprint: a subject followed by a verb and object; for example, "mice eat cheese". Other languages, like Turkish and Korean, tend toward subject-object-verb construction, or "mice cheese eat". "There's something pretty fundamental about these orders," says Susan Goldin-Meadow, a linguistic psychologist at the University of Chicago, who...
  • What Makes Us Different?

    10/01/2006 3:14:48 AM PDT · by PatrickHenry · 101 replies · 2,102+ views
    Time ^ | 01 October 2006 | MICHAEL D. LEMONICK & ANDREA DORFMAN
    You don't have to be a biologist or an anthropologist to see how closely the great apes—gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos and orangutans—resemble us. Even a child can see that their bodies are pretty much the same as ours, apart from some exaggerated proportions and extra body hair. Apes have dexterous hands much like ours but unlike those of any other creature. And, most striking of all, their faces are uncannily expressive, showing a range of emotions that are eerily familiar. That's why we delight in seeing chimps wearing tuxedos, playing the drums or riding bicycles. It's why a potbellied gorilla scratching...
  • #thelittlethings - Leo the Superstar (awesome deaf customer Chick-Fil-A commercial)

    10/05/2019 11:01:40 AM PDT · by DoodleBob · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 13, 2019 | Chick-fil-A
    Real Chick-fil-A customer who is deaf and cashier who can sign give a testimonial.
  • Koko, gorilla famed for using sign language and crying over pet kitten, dead at 46

    06/21/2018 10:21:53 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 48 replies ^ | 6/21/18 | Lia Eustachewich
    Koko, the thoughtful gorilla who captivated the world through her ability to use sign language and revealed an empathetic side to great apes, has died. She was 46. The western lowland gorilla passed away in her sleep Tuesday morning at the Gorilla Foundation’s preserve in California’s Santa Cruz mountains, the foundation said. “Koko touched the lives of millions as an ambassador for all gorillas and an icon for interspecies communication and empathy,” the foundation said on its website. “She was beloved and will be deeply missed.” Koko was believed to have had an IQ of between 75 and 95 and...
  • Koko, the gorilla who knew sign language, dies at 46

    06/21/2018 3:51:48 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 54 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 21, 2018 | The Associated Press
    Koko, the gorilla who mastered sign language, has died. The Gorilla Foundation says the 46-year-old western lowland gorilla died in its sleep at the foundation's preserve in California's Sana Cruz mountains on Tuesday. Koko was born at the San Francisco Zoo, and Dr. Francine Patterson began teaching the gorilla sign language that became part of a Stanford University project in 1974.
  • 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 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...
  • Roy Moore accuser was employed by Democrats, supported Moore's opponent

    His accuser, GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore’s accusers, Debbie Gibson, has worked as a sign language interpreter for Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden. Deborah Wesson Gibson, as she goes by on Facebook, supports Moore’s Democrat rival, Doug Jones.
  • Roy Moore accuser worked for Clinton campaign as interpreter, reports say

    11/10/2017 3:17:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | November 10, 2017
    One of the women accusing Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual impropriety reportedly worked as a sign language interpreter for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, a new report claims. Deborah Wesson Gibson, who told The Washington Post that she briefly dated Moore when she was 17 and he was 34, founded the language interpreting company, Signs of Excellence, and has worked for a number of democratic campaigns, according to Alabama Local News. The company’s Facebook page shows Gibson working for and posing with several democratic candidates at political rallies including 2016 presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, former Vice President Joe Biden,...
  • BOMBSHELL: Judge Roy Moore Accuser Worked for Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden Campaigns, Part of the...

    11/10/2017 6:22:00 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 57 replies
    The Politistick ^ | NOVEMBER 10, 2017 | Matthew K. Burke
    [FULL TITLE] BOMBSHELL: Judge Roy Moore Accuser Worked for Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden Campaigns, Part of the ‘Resistance’ The Washington Post hatchet job, conveniently produced a month before the Alabama Senate election on December 12, wants us to believe that Christian constitutionalist Judge Roy Moore, 70, a former member of the Alabama Supreme Court who stood up to vicious leftist attacks for his fight for real marriage and the Ten Commandments, sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl when he was 32, in 1979, and that somehow — after 40 years in public service — (judges are elected in Alabama where Moore...
  • Alabama Accuser Deletes Anti-Moore Postings from Facebook, Rants About Removing Trump from Office

    11/10/2017 8:19:50 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 140 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/10/2017 | Aaron Klein
    A woman who alleges that she engaged in a legal and consensual but inappropriate relationship with Republican senatorial candidate Roy Moore has deleted multiple political postings from her Facebook page. Some of those postings by Deborah Wesson Gibson were critical of Moore while one was related to Moore’s Democratic opponent, Doug Jones. One posting shows a picture of Gibson with Vice President Joe Biden and says that she did work for him in 2012. One older version of that image is still on her page while another more recent posting of that same image in response to a posting from...
  • What Abortion Looks Like in Sign Language

    02/15/2016 10:10:07 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    The Before I Formed You Foundation youtube ^ | July 23 2013 | The Before I Formed You Foundation
    What Abortion Looks Like in Sign Language The Before I Formed You Foundation presents the word "Abortion" in Sign Language. Pretty telling isn't it? But it doesn't have to be this way.... VIDEO ONLY ON LINK
  • Sign Language Interpreter at P. P. Shares Heartbreaking Story of Having to Interpret Abortion

    08/13/2014 9:30:16 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/13/14 | Hope
    I was eighteen when I took a job as a sign language interpreter at Planned Parenthood. I was raised Roman Catholic, but I was Catholic in the same way that Olive Garden is an authentic Italian restaurant: just because you throw some fancy words on the menu doesn’t make it genuine.For me, abortion was not a choice that I would make personally, but the way I saw it, who was I to judge another woman for having one? I didn’t know her life. I didn’t know her circumstances, and I had prided myself my whole life on not judging people...
  • New Toronto restaurant staffed with deaf waiters

    08/04/2014 3:06:14 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 36 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 29, 2014 | The National
    Ioanna Roumeliotis visits Signs, Canada's first restaurant staffed with deaf waiters.
  • Deaf Woman Adopts Deaf Dog Who Knows Sign Language

    05/11/2014 10:07:39 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 55 replies
    A 3-year-old pit bull is headed to a new home with a special family that can relate to her. Both the dog and her new owner are deaf. Courtney Friel reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 p.m. on May 11, 2014.