“Can you believe these are my customers?” Donald Trump once asked while surveying the crowd in the Taj Mahal casino’s poker room. “Look at those losers,” he said to his consultant Tom O’Neil, of people spending money on the floor of the Trump Plaza casino. Visiting the Iowa State Fair as a presidential candidate in 2015, he was astounded that locals fell in line to support him because of a few free rides in his branded helicopter. In the White House, he was sometimes stunned at his own backers’ fervor, telling aides, “They’re fucking crazy.” Yet they loved him and wanted to own a piece of him, and that was what mattered most. Almost immediately after his defeat in 2020, Trump began fundraising off his claims of fraud, turning to his ardent fans for support. Plenty of people donated small amounts of money to continue a fight he swore was valid and building toward action. It was difficult to discern, though, whether Trump actually believed what he was saying about the election. I … [Read more...] about Three Conversations With Donald Trump
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By Katherine Sellgren Published 15 March 2017 Share close Share page Copy link About sharing "When I meet hearing children who can sign, I feel happy and confident," says Emmanuel, seven. "I want to teach everyone British sign language - the whole world." Faiza, 11, says: "If children learnt more sign, it would mean I'd try to play with them more. Communication would be easier. "If my hearing friends didn't sign, I would feel lonely and sad." For these deaf children at Blanche Nevile School in north London, helping hearing peers learn British sign language (BSL) is a chance to break down barriers and make new friends. Their school shares a site with Highgate Primary School, and the schools work in partnership so that deaf and hearing children can learn alongside each other. While BSL was recognised as a language in its own right 14 years ago, it is not included in … [Read more...] about Should pupils have to learn sign language?
EXPLAINER: Being unable to focus can feel like a normal symptom of modern life. But ADHD is more than being distracted. It was in a busy hospital office that newly qualified speech pathologist Charlotte Moore wondered if she had made a big mistake. Sitting at her computer, typing her notes, the 28-year-old’s brain could not remain focused on the screen in front of her. She cared about the work – being a “speechie” was her dream job – but her mind simply could not stay in one spot. It jumped around the room, turning its attention to the conversations between the nurses behind her, tracking the rhythm of medical machines in the background, noting the movements of every person coming in and out the door. Meanwhile, Tania Gricia, 53, had returned to study when she started to experience an overwhelming brain fog. At first, she put it down to perimenopause, only it felt different – and targeted to when she was doing her coursework. READ MORE: Women with ADHD underdiagnosed, … [Read more...] about What’s ADHD and why are more adults being diagnosed with it?