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Interpreter at Mandela Event Was Hallucinating, Saw Angels
ABC News / The Associated Press ^
| December 12, 2013
| ALAN CLENDENNING & JUERGEN BAETZ
Posted on 12/12/2013 9:50:53 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
The man accused of faking sign interpretation while standing alongside world leaders like U.S. President Barack Obama at Nelson Mandela's memorial service said Thursday he hallucinated that angels were entering the stadium, has schizophrenia and has been violent in the past.
Thamsanqa Jantjie said in a 45-minute interview with The Associated Press that his hallucinations began while he was interpreting and that he tried not to panic because there were "armed policemen around me." He added that he was once hospitalized in a mental health facility for more than one and a half years.....
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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: handjive; mandela; mentalillness; obama; sasl; sham; signlanguage; southafrica; thamsanqajantjie
Sounds like a square peg for a square hole.
“... hallucinations, ...” yeah sure, whatever ...
posted on 12/12/2013 9:54:16 AM PST
posted on 12/12/2013 9:55:02 AM PST
(I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11) Hey, Harry Reid.. 1-800-318-2596!)
Mental illness assigned to an international event. Whose idea was that?
posted on 12/12/2013 9:55:09 AM PST
You took the words.....
posted on 12/12/2013 9:55:11 AM PST
( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
posted on 12/12/2013 9:55:27 AM PST
(The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
Sounds like this guy was in with the right group, ya think?
He saw angels, I saw a couple of a$$holes. What’s the difference?
And here I was seeing demons...
posted on 12/12/2013 9:58:01 AM PST
(Zero = zero)
Hey, haven’t you ever seen angels in the outfield? It can happen.
posted on 12/12/2013 9:58:06 AM PST
(ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
Sounds like all the turds were circling the drain...
posted on 12/12/2013 10:00:07 AM PST
("Through money, democracy becomes its own destroyer, after money has destroyed intellect. " Spengler)
Interpreter with nice suit needed for upcoming ceremony.
$10,000 for four hours work.
Must know international sign language.
posted on 12/12/2013 10:00:08 AM PST
(Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
Should have blamed tingles in his extremities. It works for Chrissy Matthews.
posted on 12/12/2013 10:03:08 AM PST
(Everyone get online for Obamacare on 10/1. Overload the system and crash it hard!)
posted on 12/12/2013 10:05:52 AM PST
(Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
posted on 12/12/2013 10:08:45 AM PST
(A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
I don’t buy this excuse until he can show that he actually does know some legitimate form of sign language.
He saw angels, I saw a couple of a$$holes. Whats the difference?
Not all angels are good some are pure evil like Satan.
posted on 12/12/2013 10:10:35 AM PST
("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
Dave's opinion? My God - that signer's mind is full of stars!
posted on 12/12/2013 10:14:32 AM PST
by Jack Hydrazine
(Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
Ever see Woody Allen's movie "Bananas"?
An official welcoming delegation met him on the tarmac with a translator who repeated in English everything being said in English until mental ward orderlies chased him down with a butterfly net.
Guess he wasn’t looking at the Obamas, Bush, Clinton or Carter when he saw them!
posted on 12/12/2013 10:25:55 AM PST
(Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama the Doctor Mengele of Medical Care)
How close to the President of the United States was this guy? I don’t like Obama....but WTH?
A couple of feet from the looks of it.
posted on 12/12/2013 10:27:00 AM PST
("Of the 4 wars in my lifetime none came about because the US was too strong." Reagan)
An interpreter with the Deaf Federation of South Africa, however, says Mandela’s service wasn’t the first time Jantjie was criticized for his work interpreting at an event. Francois Deysel, a sign language interpreter with DFSA, said he watched a video of Jantjie signing at the 100th anniversary celebration of the African National Conference, South Africa’s ruling party, in January 2012.
After watching the video, Deysel and his colleagues concluded, “There was no sign language used. It was only slapping of hands and movement of arms.”
posted on 12/12/2013 10:27:13 AM PST
(life is fragile, handle with prayer)
posted on 12/12/2013 10:28:55 AM PST
(life is fragile, handle with prayer)
The entire event was a sham, from start to finish.
posted on 12/12/2013 10:33:55 AM PST
(Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
Oh god...I’m no fan of Obama....but this could have ended badly...and we don’t want to see that happen....like the man or not.
posted on 12/12/2013 10:37:22 AM PST
(Founding member of the Osama Bin Laden was alive the whole time club..)
Visions of angels all around
Dance in the sky
Ill take Ten Grand and seeya. Goodbye.
mist be a relative of you know who.
posted on 12/12/2013 10:37:54 AM PST
(These introductions of non-native species have consequences, like allowing Obama back into the U.S.)
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He was fine.
He was just signing in ebonics.
posted on 12/12/2013 10:40:08 AM PST
(For the first time in my life, I despise this country.)
posted on 12/12/2013 10:43:51 AM PST
(Truth or Tyranny)
Hey, if that POS Øbama believes it,, good enough for me...
posted on 12/12/2013 10:44:57 AM PST
(>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
Kinda Like Judd Nelson in Fandango
posted on 12/12/2013 10:46:44 AM PST
by Boiler Plate
("Why be difficult, when with just a little more work, you can be impossible" Mom)
Welcome to modern South Africa
posted on 12/12/2013 10:48:22 AM PST
Would this guy be considered an affirmative action hire in Africa?
posted on 12/12/2013 10:48:44 AM PST
(Don't twerk me, Bro!)
He added that he was once hospitalized in a mental health facility for more than one and a half years...
Yup....them there is some really greeeeeaaat security protocols in place there.
Perhaps the SS was busy lining up hookers for the evening's entertainment.
posted on 12/12/2013 10:50:53 AM PST
by Bloody Sam Roberts
("It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority...")
To: Paine in the Neck
Exactly. Let’s see the videos from his other “performances”.
posted on 12/12/2013 10:51:17 AM PST
(....Let It Burn...)
So you’re saying it was an affirmative action job?
posted on 12/12/2013 10:52:31 AM PST
Angels? In that crowd? Definitely hallucinations...
posted on 12/12/2013 10:58:44 AM PST
by null and void
(I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
Dude is still saner than most of the people around him.
posted on 12/12/2013 11:00:59 AM PST
by Peter ODonnell
(It wasn't this cold before global warming)
Barry is more insane than this jamoke.
posted on 12/12/2013 11:05:46 AM PST
by VRWC For Truth
(Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
Interpreter at Mandela event: I was hallucinating Dec 12, 12:43 PM (ET)
By ALAN CLENDENNING and JUERGEN BAETZ
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - The man accused of faking sign interpretation while standing alongside world leaders like U.S. President Barack Obama at Nelson Mandela's memorial service said Thursday he hallucinated that angels were entering the stadium, has schizophrenia and has been violent in the past.
Thamsanqa Jantjie said in a 45-minute interview with The Associated Press that his hallucinations began while he was interpreting and that he tried not to panic because there were "armed policemen around me." He added that he was once hospitalized in a mental health facility for more than one and a half years.
posted on 12/12/2013 11:46:58 AM PST
To: Dick Bachert
posted on 12/12/2013 11:52:46 AM PST
How many treaties did Soweto Bob translate?
posted on 12/12/2013 12:04:53 PM PST
( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
With all the communists there, most of what I saw were fallen angels.
posted on 12/12/2013 12:09:51 PM PST
("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
Is this excuse really the best they can come up with??
My head hurts, the insanity of our current reality is just more than the average person can process.
posted on 12/12/2013 2:28:43 PM PST
('Hey citizen, what's in YOUR closet?')
Heads should roll in the Secret Service for allowing this man to be that close to the President.
posted on 12/13/2013 6:18:29 AM PST
(Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
He claimed he saw Mark Trumbo, but no one had the heart to tell him he’d been traded to the Diamondbacks.
posted on 12/13/2013 6:22:10 AM PST
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