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Mandela Memorial: Deaf Interpreter Was 'Fake'
sky.com ^ | 11 December 2013 | SKY News

Posted on 12/11/2013 3:25:38 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper

South Africa's deaf federation has confirmed that an interpreter using sign language during the Mandela memorial was a "fake".

Concerns over the male interpreter had been raised by deaf people watching the service at Johannesburg's FNB Stadium on Tuesday.

Bruno Druchen, national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa, said the unidentified man who was on stage alongise world leaders including US President Barack Obama, "was moving his hands around but there was no meaning in what he used his hands for".

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OMG - Even the sign language is FAKE!
1 posted on 12/11/2013 3:25:38 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Deaf outraged at Mandela service [VIDEO]
2 posted on 12/11/2013 3:27:31 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Revelation 6:10)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
WHY the HELL isn't Sign Language INTERNATIONAL????

So stupid.......if there was International Sign Language people EVERYWHERE could communicate with OTHER PEOPLE EVERYWHERE!!!!

3 posted on 12/11/2013 3:28:10 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Fake interpreter for a fake President.


4 posted on 12/11/2013 3:28:58 AM PST by voicereason (The RNC is the "One-night stand" you wish you could forget.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Bump


5 posted on 12/11/2013 3:29:38 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Just like our President. He’s a fake operated by a teleprompter.


6 posted on 12/11/2013 3:31:27 AM PST by ImNotLying (Obama's Biggest Lie: If you like your Constitution, you can keep it.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
"was moving his hands around but there was no meaning in what he used his hands for"

You could say almost the same thing about King Barry:

"he was moving his lips around but there was no meaning in whatever came out of his mouth"

7 posted on 12/11/2013 3:32:22 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper; Ann Archy; voicereason; lowbridge; ImNotLying; Fresh Wind

8 posted on 12/11/2013 3:33:16 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: Fresh Wind

....he had a swarm of wasps buzzing around him...


9 posted on 12/11/2013 3:34:20 AM PST by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: Berlin_Freeper

10 posted on 12/11/2013 3:35:45 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Revelation 6:10)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

We’ve had the Iron Age, Industrial Age, Computer Age, now we’re in the Fake Age.


11 posted on 12/11/2013 3:37:07 AM PST by Flick Lives (Greetings from District 12!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Sure. Fake, but accurate.


12 posted on 12/11/2013 3:38:29 AM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

This is too hilarious!!

I’ll bet you we will learn he’s some guy from the crown who just walked on to the stage. No ID check, no pat-down, nothing...


13 posted on 12/11/2013 3:44:50 AM PST by PGR88
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To: Berlin_Freeper
"was moving his hands around but there was no meaning in what he used his hands for".

The reason is obvious. The man was explaining Obamacare..................

14 posted on 12/11/2013 3:47:41 AM PST by varon (Para bellum)
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To: Ann Archy

uh, maybe because no language is “universal”


15 posted on 12/11/2013 3:50:05 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
LOL. Thanks for reminding me of that. Classic.

THE CLIP ON YOUTUBE

16 posted on 12/11/2013 3:53:26 AM PST by FReepaholic (Stupidity is not a crime, so you're free to go.)
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To: PGR88

S.A. is notoriously corrupt. My guess he is a relative of a politician, put on payroll thinking they could actually get away with it. He is probably doing security now, or chauffeuring.


17 posted on 12/11/2013 3:54:52 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Revelation 6:10)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Helen Keller reading the waffle iron and singing along?


18 posted on 12/11/2013 3:56:24 AM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: PGR88
... doing security now, which means...
No ID check, no pat-down, nothing...

19 posted on 12/11/2013 3:56:58 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Revelation 6:10)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

He was signing in Handbonics, you racist bastards! ;’)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3100558/posts


20 posted on 12/11/2013 3:59:51 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

The rebuttal will be that he was signing in Swahili.


21 posted on 12/11/2013 4:01:58 AM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Boy, that’s great security.


22 posted on 12/11/2013 4:02:34 AM PST by wideawake
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To: Berlin_Freeper

He said “for my president” three different ways. LOL


23 posted on 12/11/2013 4:02:50 AM PST by Mercat
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I don’t think he was an interpreter.
He was a fly swatter.
0bama was in the vicinity.


24 posted on 12/11/2013 4:15:02 AM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Berlin_Freeper

President Selfie!


25 posted on 12/11/2013 4:20:22 AM PST by glorgau
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To: Berlin_Freeper

26 posted on 12/11/2013 4:21:45 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Revelation 6:10)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

It probably made more sense than what the rest of the people were hearing — especially coming out of the mouth of Owonderful.


27 posted on 12/11/2013 4:26:39 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Two Fakes


28 posted on 12/11/2013 4:28:01 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Revelation 6:10)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I Thought take the guy moving his hands around and not saying anything was ‘Bammy’?


29 posted on 12/11/2013 4:29:05 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Wellstone II

30 posted on 12/11/2013 4:29:34 AM PST by RGSpincich
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To: silverleaf

Yeah, but I can think of some hand gestures I’d like use around Dear Leader that are pretty universal....


31 posted on 12/11/2013 4:29:53 AM PST by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms in Dixie!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Obama must have volunteered him.


32 posted on 12/11/2013 4:30:14 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

OMG - Even the sign language is FAKE!>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Oh Come ON!

Don’t you recognize Bantu sign language when you see it?/S


33 posted on 12/11/2013 4:35:06 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Berlin_Freeper

He was signing in Austrian?


34 posted on 12/11/2013 4:36:27 AM PST by wayoverontheright
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To: silverleaf

You would have an interpreter that understood that SPOKEN language and Re-interpreted into UNIVERSAL SIGN Language and everyone who KNEW the Universal Sign Language, no matter what SPOKEN language they used, would understand it. I know it’s a little deep....sorry.


35 posted on 12/11/2013 4:41:37 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Candor7

Bantu was one of the planets Mungo Baobab visited on his journeys across the galaxy. It was located in the Emmo sector.

The planet was popular for its rainbow sunsets. Somewhere near Bantu, Ebenn Q3 Baobab left the merchant fleet, only to be apprehended and imprisoned by the Moras. After being forced into serving in the Mora Infantry, Ebenn somehow wound up in the “employ” of the Hutts, who enlisted him in the Koong Wars for their own designs.
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FOUND THIS ON WOOKIEEPEDIA .........enough laughs for an entire morning


36 posted on 12/11/2013 4:42:27 AM PST by Einherjar
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Where’s Garrett Morris when we need him?


37 posted on 12/11/2013 4:45:09 AM PST by oblomov
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To: Ann Archy
..if there was International Sign Language people EVERYWHERE could communicate with OTHER PEOPLE EVERYWHERE!!!!

Yep, the new Latin, and you wouldn't have to learn the verbal nuances.

The problem is that it would be a different language with its own set of grammar, colloquialisms, etc. That would mean that hearing parents would have to learn a different language, not just apply sign, to speak to their deaf children. Most hearing people talk at the same time they sign, which obviously wouldn't work. Also the deaf would be forced to learn two languages just to get by. Remember that using a language is a lot more complicated than just memorizing a list of nouns, verbs, and adjectives.

I think the net result would be more internationally astute deaf people, but far, far fewer people using sign.

38 posted on 12/11/2013 4:46:13 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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interpreter > Images

Results for interpreter

39 posted on 12/11/2013 4:46:29 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Revelation 6:10)
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To: Berlin_Freeper


40 posted on 12/11/2013 4:51:43 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: SampleMan

It would be pretty BASIC, as I see it.


42 posted on 12/11/2013 4:53:21 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

43 posted on 12/11/2013 4:57:23 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
But he was a founding member of the International Happy Hands Club!


44 posted on 12/11/2013 5:03:38 AM PST by Mygirlsmom (Washington: "I cannot tell a lie". Obama: "I cannot tell.....I lie")
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To: oblomov; All

He’s too busy trying to survive on TV sitcoms playing bit parts...

I really think they need to have a reunion show for those who are still around from the hey days of SNL...And not mention the stoopid goobers they have on the cast (show)now...

Chevy Chase, Dan Akroyd, Jane Curtain, Garrett Morris, et. al. that genre of performers were classic and priceless...Ithink they might even be able to drag Steve Martin in to guest host the show(s)...Maybe even Robin Williams...

That stuff was funny raght thar, I don care who ya arre!!!


45 posted on 12/11/2013 5:05:03 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: Berlin_Freeper

Could this “memorial service” have been any less classy?


46 posted on 12/11/2013 5:07:24 AM PST by grania
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To: Ann Archy
It would be pretty BASIC, as I see it.

I like the idea of basic universal sign language, but that would have the effect of decreasing its usefulness.

My experience is that you can learn hundreds of nouns, verbs, and adjectives in a foreign launguage without a lot of effort, but the communication provided is extremely basic. It gets you through the daily necessities (food, lodging, purchasing), but a real conversation involving concepts is impossible. To really catch on, a universal sign language would have to be robust enough to explain a persons medical symptoms, tell jokes, etc.

47 posted on 12/11/2013 5:09:29 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

This may have been the first international gathering where TWO current Kenyan presidents were in attendance!


48 posted on 12/11/2013 5:11:18 AM PST by USMA '71 ((Re-elect no one!))
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To: Ann Archy

As a side note, I think we’ll have truly effective electronic translators in the not too distant future.

Text translation is already making remarkable leaps, and in a way, text is a sign language.

Verbal recognition has a ways to go, but I think its doable. Keeping in mind that people of the same language and dialect don’t always understand what the other is trying to say.


49 posted on 12/11/2013 5:13:12 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

It’s the thought that counts so each person must find their own meaning in the hand movements and interpret it as they must.


50 posted on 12/11/2013 5:19:10 AM PST by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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