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Sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela memorial 'was a fake who made up his own hand gestures'
http://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/sign-language-interpreter-at-nelson-mandela-memorial-was-a-fake-who-made-up-his-own-hand-gestures-8997189.html ^

Posted on 12/11/2013 2:24:21 AM PST by sunmars

The sign language interpreter used at Nelson Mandela's football stadium memorial was a fake, it was claimed this morning.

Braam Jordaan, a deaf South African and board member of the World Deaf Federation, said he believes the interpreter was making up signs as he went along.

"The structure of his hand, facial expressions and the body movements did not follow what the speaker was saying", Mr Jordaan said.

Mr Jordaan claimed the man, who signed for a portion of the ceremony including Barack Obama's speech, was simply making up his own signs.

(Excerpt) Read more at standard.co.uk ...


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KEYWORDS: handjive; mandela; nelsonmandela; sasl; signing; signlanguage; southafrica; thamsanqajantjie
Kind of fitting.......Obama the fake next to fake sign language guy.....makes a farce of the whole thing yesterday......bad tv, fake sign language, half empty stadium.....yup says it all.

I'm literally stunned at the woefulness of that whole shebang yesterday.

1 posted on 12/11/2013 2:24:21 AM PST by sunmars
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To: sunmars

I wonder if Jay Carney is suddenly nervous about his position?


2 posted on 12/11/2013 2:29:59 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("Of the 4 wars in my lifetime none came about because the US was too strong." Reagan)
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To: sunmars

Maybe the interpreter had no sign language telepromter.


3 posted on 12/11/2013 2:31:03 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

I am a fake signer every time Obozo appears on my TV screen.

I tend to use repetitive gestures also.


4 posted on 12/11/2013 2:35:21 AM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: sunmars

Yes, but the “fake” sign language interpreter was a Negro, and that is what must be celebrated here. It would have been racist if the fake sign language interpreter had been white.


5 posted on 12/11/2013 2:35:45 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: exit82

When 0bama was speaking the interpreter held is right hand to his forehead. Fingers held like a salute but pointing vertical and thumb pointing horizontal to the left. It’s obvious he didn’t understand English.


6 posted on 12/11/2013 2:46:02 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: sunmars

As I watched Obamas speech I too made my own hand signal.
It’s easy. Close your fist then extend only the middle finger.
Point it at the tv. My wife knew exactly what I was saying.


7 posted on 12/11/2013 2:48:11 AM PST by DainBramage
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To: exit82

The gestures you’re talking about are not fake. In fact, they are well understood the world over, by deaf people as well as those with perfect hearing.


8 posted on 12/11/2013 2:48:27 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: sunmars
I think Obama finally met his match....

...a fake sign interpreter

9 posted on 12/11/2013 2:58:42 AM PST by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: sunmars

“The elephant in my car is leaking ...”


10 posted on 12/11/2013 3:03:44 AM PST by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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To: sunmars

As Hillary would say “What Difference does it make” as long as everybody had a good time.

By the way why haven’t we seem any pictures of Bubba and the Bag lady.


11 posted on 12/11/2013 3:05:12 AM PST by Venturer (Half Staff the Flag of the US for Terrorists.)
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To: sunmars

Somebody needs to get this to Rush.


12 posted on 12/11/2013 3:10:09 AM PST by Yardstick
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To: sunmars

Bump


13 posted on 12/11/2013 3:15:56 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: Venturer

.........now do we really know who was a”Blood” or a “Crip” using “gang” signs.....


14 posted on 12/11/2013 3:20:00 AM PST by Recon Dad (Force Recon Dad)
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To: sunmars

Shoulda got Garrett Morris.


15 posted on 12/11/2013 3:21:02 AM PST by Old Yeller
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To: eCSMaster

LOL! Look up Lydia Callas for some hilarious sign language parody. She grew up signing with deaf family members (she is not) & the `Mayor of New York’s Hurricane Sandy speech’ is a riot.

Remember the `Public Television’ signer in “Airplane II”?


16 posted on 12/11/2013 3:31:37 AM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: sunmars
Why the Hell isn't Sign Language INTERNATIONAL????

If Sign Language was INTERNATIONAL people EVERYWHERE could Communicate with OTHER PEOPLE EVERYWHERE!!

17 posted on 12/11/2013 3:42:08 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: sunmars

Fake, fake, fake!

18 posted on 12/11/2013 3:48:12 AM PST by Flick Lives (Greetings from District 12!)
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To: sunmars

Sounds like an SNL sketch is inevitable.


19 posted on 12/11/2013 3:50:48 AM PST by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

I’m surprised Kanye West didn’t knock the guy down and take over the fake signing.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3100573/posts


20 posted on 12/11/2013 4:00:49 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: sunmars

“Big Chief in Washington say he is very very sad.”


21 posted on 12/11/2013 4:02:18 AM PST by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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To: exit82
I am a fake signer every time Obozo appears on my TV screen.

Something like...


22 posted on 12/11/2013 4:11:57 AM PST by WVKayaker ("Because nothing says "rugged individualism" like heavy-handed big government.../sarc" -Sarah Palin)
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To: sunmars

who signed for a portion of the ceremony including Barack Obama’s speech, was simply making up his own signs.


What was wrong with that? Anything that Obama says is a lie anyway. Why should this interpreter simply lie too?


23 posted on 12/11/2013 4:19:04 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: exit82

Lol, my laugh for the day..thanks.


24 posted on 12/11/2013 4:30:27 AM PST by HollyB
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To: sunmars


25 posted on 12/11/2013 4:41:22 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Old Yeller; All

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=butZyxI-PRs

News for the Hard of Hearing...


26 posted on 12/11/2013 4:58:13 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: exit82
"I am a fake signer every time Obozo appears on my TV screen."

LOL, nice!!

27 posted on 12/11/2013 5:00:17 AM PST by Lockbar ("WWVTID?": What Would Vlad The Impaler Do?)
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To: sunmars

Think of it as an homage.

28 posted on 12/11/2013 5:03:36 AM PST by Oratam
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To: Conspiracy Guy

maybe he was signing in Ebonics?


29 posted on 12/11/2013 5:03:37 AM PST by digger48
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To: sunmars

Actually, his gestures and hand movements may well have conveyed a secret message to some third world movement(s). While the main stream is screaming fake, it could very well be an openly conveyed message that was not for the Masses, but limited interpretation. Maybe like the old Masonic handshake;)


30 posted on 12/11/2013 5:08:57 AM PST by Jumper
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To: sunmars

So, I muted Mr. Mutable as usual and got fake signing as well? Darn, I missed the whole speech.


31 posted on 12/11/2013 5:14:05 AM PST by MulberryDraw (Repeal it.)
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To: Jumper

That’s what I think.


32 posted on 12/11/2013 5:16:17 AM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: Jumper

Very Possible.


33 posted on 12/11/2013 5:35:59 AM PST by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: sunmars

The entire funeral was a huge farce from top to bottom.


34 posted on 12/11/2013 5:39:04 AM PST by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: fireman15

and it gets better...honestly......could not make it up.

AFP: spokesman says Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s home was burgled during visit to Nelson Mandela memorial yesterday


35 posted on 12/11/2013 5:42:14 AM PST by sunmars
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To: sunmars

WTF. Doesn’t anyone understand Esperanto?


36 posted on 12/11/2013 5:45:20 AM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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To: sunmars

Where were Winnie’s torches? she used to love lighting up the night with necklaced opponents to provide light, action, and music to he rears. No wonder the Son of Africa BO so loves the Madella’s and the Castor’s and The Muslim Brotherhood they all get away with those things only he and his father dream of.


37 posted on 12/11/2013 5:55:27 AM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: sunmars

Maybe he was signing in igPay atinLay?


38 posted on 12/11/2013 6:01:51 AM PST by FreedomGuru (Time for torches and pitchforks.)
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To: sunmars
That's nothing. The American delegation was led by a man who is a fake citizen of The United States.

HA! Joke's on you, world.

But not a very funny one.

39 posted on 12/11/2013 6:10:47 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: exit82

that cracked me up


40 posted on 12/11/2013 6:12:01 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: elcid1970

Callis signing Bloomberg’s speech:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTGsj7Srl-U


41 posted on 12/11/2013 6:24:10 AM PST by TomGuy (.)
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To: Old Yeller
LOL..."OUR TOP STORY TONIGHT.."

Everything about this jerk is a charade.

42 posted on 12/11/2013 6:52:11 AM PST by Hoboken (truth)
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To: sunmars
A fake? So? The speakers were mostly fakes and didn't have anything important to say anyhow. The crowd was too busy enjoying itself to notice, too.

The only gesture of the day of any significance was the much heralded "selfie" by the usual classless, narcissistic suspect.

43 posted on 12/11/2013 10:26:45 AM PST by Gritty (The emperor has hipster garb, but underneath he’s just another Commissar Squaresville - Mark Steyn)
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To: sunmars

I got a little suspicious when he signaled “Intentional Grounding” while the current President of South Africa was speaking.


44 posted on 12/11/2013 10:29:07 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: sunmars

We have a fake president and they had a fake messiah so what is a fake sign language guy.


45 posted on 12/11/2013 10:46:35 AM PST by minnesota_bound
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To: digger48

Fake signer for a Fake leader.


46 posted on 12/11/2013 2:19:29 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: sunmars

I heard the guy was a former 3rd base coach.


47 posted on 12/11/2013 7:50:49 PM PST by Beave Meister (Die Hard Cubs Fan.....if it takes forever.)
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To: sunmars

‘Fake’ deaf Mandela signer had ‘schizophrenic episode’

http://news.yahoo.com/mandela-memorial-sign-language-interpreter-39-fraud-39-004855924.html


48 posted on 12/12/2013 7:07:58 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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