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  • Google It! Find Out Who's Communist's, Terrorist's Birthday It is Today

    07/17/2014 9:28:15 PM PDT · by lbryce · 18 replies
    Google ^ | July 18, 2014 | Google
    Google has a penchant for honoring left wing ideologues, facilitators, criminals by including them in their Google Search icon, symbolic of the high regard they have for left wing, liberal scum. Today is no different. July 18, 1918 is the birthday of the man who became the symbol of the African National Congress, served in many positions within the organization.
  • Google Doodle goes nuts over Nelson Mandela

    07/18/2014 9:56:55 AM PDT · by GOP Congress · 9 replies
    The communist, America haters at Google are at it again. They have a Google Doodle for Nelson Mandela's 96th birthday, but not just a clickthrough to the Wikipedia. They have an entire sequence of Kumbaya images that basically tells white to go you-know-what themselves. Another reason to use DuckDuckGo.com as your search engine. (Side note: I wonder if Google keeps an eye on who clicks the image, and more frighteningly, who DOESN'T click the image?) LINK TO COMMIE GOOGLE SITE
  • Desmond Tutu: I support assisted dying

    07/13/2014 3:06:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12:06AM BST 13 Jul 2014 | Miranda Prynne
    Desmond Tutu has supported calls for a rethink on the Church of England’s stance on assisted dying claiming life should not be preserved “at any cost”. The retired Anglican archbishop said laws to stop people being allowed help to end their lives removed their “human right to dignity”. Tutu branded the treatment of Nelson Mandela, who was kept alive through a long and painful illness which saw him wheeled in and out of hospital and forced to take part in PR-driven photo shoots, an “affront to Madiba’s dignity”. He claimed he did not want his own life to be “prolonged...
  • South Africa’s ruling party poised for win

    05/06/2014 11:24:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 6, 2014 1:10 PM EDT | Bram Janssen and Christopher Torchia
    Phakisho Mojaplo, 20, belongs to a new generation of South Africans who never experienced firsthand the harsh system of white minority rule that ended in 1994, and will vote in national elections for the first time on Wednesday. She is deeply dissatisfied with what she describes as a growing culture of elitism and corruption in her country despite its new freedoms and other advances during her lifetime. Chief among Mojaplo’s grievances is her sense that the ruling African National Congress, which is expected to win re-election with a possibly reduced majority, has betrayed the commitments to clean governance and basic...
  • Desmond Tutu has said he is “glad Nelson Mandela is dead” 20 years after South Africa’s…

    04/27/2014 3:21:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 27 April 2014 | Tomas Jivanda
    Retired archbishop Desmond Tutu has said he is happy Nelson Mandela is dead—so he does not have to see what South Africa’s current leaders are doing to the country. Since Jacob Zuma became president, Tutu has become increasingly critical of the African National Congress (ANC), which has held power in South Africa since the end of apartheid in 1994—first under the leadership of Mandela. “I didn’t think there would be a disillusionment so soon,” he told South Africa’s Sunday Times, before adding: “I’m glad that Madiba is dead. I’m glad that most of these people are no longer alive to...
  • Elijah Cummings misattributes Emerson quote to Mandela

    03/08/2014 8:37:27 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 64 replies
    quintonreport.com ^ | January 8, 2014 | Jeff Quinton
    There’s no family I know,’’ Cummings continued encouragingly, “that when they have problems they say, ‘To hell with it.’ ’’ The most memorable part of his “life-altering” trip to attend Nelson Mandela’s funeral in South Africa, he told his friends in the hotel ballroom, was when Mandela’s grandson said that the great man had counseled him, “Don’t be pushed around by your fears and problems; be led by your hopes and dreams.” Actually, Emerson said that.
  • Hopping mad: South African ministers furious to discover sculptors ...

    01/23/2014 5:05:08 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 22 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | January 22, 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    who created Nelson Mandela memorial included a RABBIT inside his earA 30ft sculpture of Nelson Mandela has angered South African officials as the sculptors left a ‘signature’ on the artwork – a sculpted rabbit tucked inside one of the bronze ears. The bronze memorial, which was unveiled outside the government complex in Pretoria, after Mandela’s funeral on December 16, is billed as the largest statue of the South African leader in the world. Officials demand that the miniature rabbit is to be removed from the statue, claiming it mocks Mandela and his life’s work. The department of arts and culture...
  • New Evidence Emerges about Nelson Mandela and His Secret Communist Past

    01/20/2014 7:12:36 AM PST · by rktman · 15 replies
    PJMedia ^ | 1/19/2014 | Ron Radosh
    We’ve known for some time that Nelson Mandela was a member of the South African Communist Party. It was hard for fawning liberals to acknowledge the meaning of his membership, so they came up with a narrative explaining it. Their story went something like this: He only briefly joined to get the benefit of their organizational talent, and his membership was rather symbolic, and hardly meaningful. What is important is his steadfast commitment to non-violence, his adherence to political democracy, and the role he played after emerging from prison in the waning days of apartheid.
  • New species of lobster discovered off the coast of South Africa is named after Nelson Mandela

    01/10/2014 1:39:30 PM PST · by EveningStar · 27 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | January 10, 2014 | Sarah Griffiths
    A new species of crustacean has been named in honour of Nelson Mandela. The squat lobster is related to hermit crabs and now has the Latin name Munidopsis mandelai in honour of the South African revolutionary. The sea creature was discovered in a relatively unexplored area of the Southwest Indian Ocean Ridge, off the coast of South Africa, in 2011.
  • After Mandela’s death, ANC faces growing risk of losing power in South Africa

    01/02/2014 1:51:49 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 8 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Thursday, January 2, 2014 | Steven Mufson and Sudarsan Raghavan
    CAPE TOWN, South Africa — With the death of Nelson Mandela, the political party and broad coalition he helped to bind together are coming apart at the seams. The African National Congress remains in power, holding nearly two-thirds of the seats in Parliament, but it is losing popularity even among its staunchest supporters. To many South Africans, the ANC looks less and less like a party of legendary anti-apartheid leaders and more like a grouping of crony capitalists and dispensers of patronage.
  • S.African royals concerned at Mandela family 'instability'

    12/29/2013 2:20:33 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies
    Cape Town (AFP) - The tribal royal house in South Africa of which Nelson Mandela was a member on Sunday expressed concern at "instability" in the icon's family and urged calm as his estate is settled. The AbaThembu royal family called the meeting in Qunu where Mandela was buried on December 15 and "shared their concern" amid reports of internal strife and warring over his estate. ... The meeting also backed Mandela's grandson Mandla as head of the family, dismissing as "disrespectful" his ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's naming of his surviving daughter Makaziwe in the position.
  • South Africa’s Dubious Liberation

    12/27/2013 1:02:12 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 3 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | December 15, 2013 | Theodore Dalrymple
    ... The point about Nelson Mandela is that he was equally willing to go along with both the Stalinist and the lizard-skin-shoe school of economic thought. When Stalinism was the fashion, he was not opposed to it. Nor did he appear to mind much when the lizard-skin-shoe brigade became predominant. He was fortunate that, due to historical circumstances, the second prevailed and prevented him from passing into history as a failed socialist despot. He would have become the latter only after the conclusion of a hideous racial war, but having been head of a guerrilla organization, he had no very...
  • Racism outlives Mandela in rural South Africa

    12/22/2013 9:45:02 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 38 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 14, 2013 | Sudarsan Raghavan
    Ventersdorp, South Africa — On the edge of this rural town, poor blacks have been moving into a line of new tin shacks across the road from an affluent white enclave. Now, the whites are taking action. “For Sale” signs are posted on many of their large brick houses. “The white people are running away,” said Sara Letsie, who moved into her shack two months ago. “They don’t want to be our neighbors.”
  • He brokered Lockerbie trial agreement

    12/06/2013 7:16:32 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 10 replies
    heraldscotland.com ^ | December 7, 2013 | Martin Williams
    NELSON Mandela caused a stir when he called for Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi, the man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing, to be released from his Glasgow cell and said he felt the Libyan had suffered an injustice. He had visited the convicted Megrahi in Barlinnie prison in 2002 having been credited with helping to break the diplomatic deadlock between Libya, the US and Britain that allowed Megrahi's trial to go ahead. The former South African president had helped to persuade Colonel Muammar Gadaffi, the Libyan president, to hand over the two men accused of planting the bomb, convincing him...
  • India billboard gaffe as Nelson Mandela tribute uses picture of Morgan Freeman

    12/20/2013 5:12:44 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 23 replies
    It was meant to be a tribute to one of the most inspiring figures of the 20th century. A merchant from India paid for a roadside billboard to honour Nelson Mandela, which is one of many memorials set up across India. But he was left red-faced when it emerged the advert carried a photo of actor Morgan Freeman, instead of the anti-apartheid hero.
  • Mandela memorial service interpreter admitted to psychiatric hospital

    12/19/2013 3:54:13 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 21 replies
    FOX ^ | DEC 18,2013 | FOX
    The man who sparked an international furor by offering bogus sign language interpretation at a major memorial service for late South African President Nelson Mandela has reportedly been admitted to a psychiatric hospital for treatment.
  • MANDELA'S LEGACY: THE FREEFALL OF SOUTH AFRICA

    12/19/2013 3:28:00 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 12/19/13 | ALEX NEWMAN
    The horror stories about life in South Africa under apartheid are endless, of course, and the fall of that morally repugnant political system is universally hailed as a triumph. But two decades after the white-led government relinquished power, and especially in the afterglow of worldwide praise for the nation’s former president Nelson Mandela after his passing at age 95, an objective look at South Africa today is very disturbing. In fact, even among the harshest critics of apartheid and racial oppression, there is an acknowledgement that in many ways the “rainbow nation,” under African National Congress and South African Communist...
  • Mandela's legacy: The freefall of South Africa (Rapes, murders, disease, corruption, poverty,...)

    12/18/2013 6:22:18 PM PST · by Perseverando · 24 replies
    WND ^ | December 18, 2013 | Alex Newman
    The horror stories about life in South Africa under apartheid are endless, of course, and the fall of that morally repugnant political system is universally hailed as a triumph. But two decades after the white-led government relinquished power, and especially in the afterglow of worldwide praise for the nation’s former president Nelson Mandela after his passing at age 95, an objective look at South Africa today is very disturbing. In fact, even among the harshest critics of apartheid and racial oppression, there is an acknowledgement that in many ways the “rainbow nation,” under African National Congress and South African Communist...
  • Interpreter at Mandela Funeral Tied to Deadly 2003 Mob Attack

    12/17/2013 12:49:06 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 16, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Thamsanqa Jantjie, the interpreter at Mandela’s funeral, was part of a mob in 2003 that burned two men to death for stealing. The New York Times reported: The man who provided incomprehensible sign language interpretation during Nelson Mandela’s memorial service last week was part of a mob that burned two men to death in 2003, according to news reports that quoted the interpreter, some of his friends and a relative. The man, Thamsanqa Jantjie, was quoted in The Sunday Times of Johannesburg as saying, “It was a community thing, what you call mob justice, and I was also there.” The...
  • Is Nelson Mandela a role model or criminal?

    12/16/2013 10:44:27 AM PST · by fishtank · 26 replies
    Wretched TV ^ | 10-31-2013 | Wretched TV
    Published on Oct 31, 2013 See more at: http://www.wretched.tv
  • Fake Mandela signer ‘helped burn 2 men to death in 2003’

    12/16/2013 5:35:40 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 12 replies
    nypost.com ^ | December 16, 2013 | Associated Press
    JOHANNESBURG — A relative and three friends of the bogus sign language interpreter at the Nelson Mandela memorial service say he was among a group of people who accosted two men found with a stolen television and burned them to death in 2003. They told The Associated Press that tires were placed around the men’s necks and set ablaze. Unlike two other suspects who went to trial in 2006 for the killings, the four said on Monday that Thamsanqa Jantjie never did because authorities determined he wasn’t mentally fit.
  • South African president Jacob Zuma loses support over alleged corruption

    12/15/2013 2:01:21 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 2 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Monday, 16 December, 2013, 4:44am | AFP
    As Nelson Mandela was being laid to rest, an opinion poll showed his political heir Jacob Zuma losing support over claims of abuse of public funds. A survey for the Sunday Times newspaper showed 51 per cent of registered voters of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) want the president to resign. The results of the survey conducted by the Ipsos market research company comes in the same week that Zuma was booed at Mandela's memorial service in Soweto. Of the 1,000 ANC voters polled in a representative survey, 33 per cent said they were less likely to vote for...
  • Mandela the Marxist

    12/15/2013 7:41:05 AM PST · by Conservative Beacon · 4 replies
    The Conservative Beacon ^ | December 15, 2013 | Ellis Washington
    The globalist, progressive propaganda campaign deifying South Africa’s Marxist revolutionary and former president Nelson Mandela should be galling and disgusting to all people of good will who love truth, real history and hate lies. The Big Lie is that yes, Mandela experimented with communism in the 1940s early in his political career at the dawn of the black struggle against the racist White Afrikaners and that he and his organization, ANC (African National Congress) only turned to armed struggle in the early 1960s once he saw the futility of overturning capitalism while seeking to establish Black majority rule in South...
  • Soldiers fill empty seats at Nelson Mandela's funeral ...

    12/15/2013 8:26:51 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 16 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | December 15, 2013 | James Rush
    Seats were still being filled up more than an hour into the funeral service of Nelson Mandela today as soldiers moved in to occupy empty chairs..... Empty seats however could still be seen in parts of the marquee more than an hour into the event ... Elsewhere, stadiums where the funeral was being screened were left unfilled this morning. According to IOL News, the Lucas Moripe stadium, in Atteridgeville, west of Pretoria, was virtually empty. The stadium was one of a number of venues across South Africa showing live footage of the funeral. Ellis Park Stadium, in Johannesburg, also reportedly...
  • Remembering Mandela, without Rose-Colored Glasses - The South African reality differs from the...

    12/15/2013 7:07:37 AM PST · by neverdem · 40 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 14, 2013 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    The South African reality differs from the Western lore.‘Go safely Umkhonto. Umkhonto we Sizwe. We the members of the Umkhonto have pledged ourselves to kill them — kill the whites.” These are lyrics from the anthem of Umkhonto we Sizwe, or “Spear of the Nation.” The organization is better known as the MK, the military wing of the Marxist African National Congress (ANC). The MK was established by its commander, Nelson Mandela, to prosecute a terrorist war against South Africa’s racist apartheid regime. Mandela had been out of prison for about two years in September 1992 when, fist clenched in...
  • How the West was lost by the selfie president

    12/15/2013 5:41:15 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 102 replies
    The New York Post ^ | December 15, 2013 | Michael Goodwin
    My bookshelves sag with encyclopedic volumes arguing that America and the West are in decline. But proving that a picture is worth a thousand books, the “selfie” seen ’round the world ends the argument. It’s official — the government of the United States of Obama consists of boobs and bores and is led by a narcissist. It is no consolation that Great Britain joins us in racing to the bottom. President Obama’s flirting with Denmark’s prime minister would be shameful on any occasion. That it happened at the memorial for Nelson Mandela only adds to the embarrassment. But the “selfie”...
  • 'SNL' Open Mocks Obama Selfie And Mandela Sign Language Interpreter

    12/15/2013 5:30:31 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 42 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Dec 15, 2013 | Aly Weisman
    'SNL' Open Mocks Obama Selfie And Mandela Sign Language Interpreter Aly Weisman Dec. 15, 2013, 12:12 AM 3,038 4 "Saturday Night Live" cast member Jay Pharoah opened this weekend's show with another spot-on Obama impression -- this time addressing multiple controversies that occurred at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela. Watch the funny segment below:
  • Funeral Spice... Mark Steyn

    12/14/2013 12:41:10 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 16 replies
    NRO ^ | 13 Dec 2013 | Mark Steyn
    ‘I don’t want to be emotional but this is one of the greatest moments of my life,” declared Nelson Mandela upon meeting the Spice Girls in 1997. So I like to think he would have appreciated the livelier aspects of his funeral observances. The Prince of Wales, who was also present on that occasion in Johannesburg, agreed with Mandela on the significance of their summit with the girls: “It is the second-greatest moment in my life,” he said. “The greatest was when I met them the first time.” His Royal Highness and at least two Spice Girls (reports are unclear)...
  • Nelson Mandela memorial security scandal: 'There were no checks'

    12/14/2013 1:41:40 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 46 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12-14-13 | Byron York
    It's becoming increasingly clear that when President Obama arrived at the Nelson Mandela memorial service in Johannesburg, South Africa Tuesday, he stepped into an atmosphere so chaotic, disorganized, and unsafe that under any other circumstances the White House and Secret Service might well have insisted the president not appear. FNB Stadium, where the memorial was held, seats 95,000 people. Even with a steady rain and thousands of empty seats in uncovered areas, there were tens of thousands of people in the area with the president. It appears most of them got in without going through any security. "There were no...
  • Desmond Tutu: Not invited to Mandela funeral

    12/14/2013 9:04:30 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 14, 2013 11:23 AM EST | Gregory Katz
    Another controversy hit South Africa’s long goodbye to anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela on Saturday when his fellow anti-apartheid foe Desmond Tutu said he had not been accredited as a clergyman at the funeral by the government so would not attend. Mac Maharaj, a spokesman for the South African president Jacob Zuma, insisted that Tutu is on the guest list and that he hopes a solution will be found so Tutu attends. The 82-year-old retired Anglican archbishop of Cape Town indicated he felt he had been snubbed by the current government, with which he has clashed several times in the past....
  • South African ‘interpreter’ fake-signed anti-white song, also accused of murder [VIDEO]

    12/13/2013 7:45:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 13, 2013 | Chuck Ross
    The man who used jibberish sign language at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service also used incoherent hand gestures to sign a notorious anti-white song sung last year by current South African President Jacob Zuma. Thamsanqua Jantjie, 34, late said that he is schizophrenic and was hallucinating during the Mandela memorial speeches. The interpreter also admitted that he’d been prone to fits of violence in the past, an admission that was worrisome given his proximity to President Barack Obama and other world leaders. According to NBC News, Jantjie has worked two other gigs on behalf of the African National Congress (ANC), South...
  • ‘Mandela signer faced murder rap in 2003’ (also kidnapping and rape)

    12/13/2013 8:50:37 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The schizophrenic South African sign language interpreter who said he hallucinated during Nelson Mandela’s memorial on Tuesday reportedly has an extensive criminal record, including murder, rape and kidnapping charges. According to South African news network eNCA, Thamsanqa Jantjie has “faced rape (1994), theft (1995), housebreaking (1997), malicious damage to property (1998), murder, attempted murder and kidnapping (2003) charges.”(continued)
  • Mandela Service Security Dangers Didn’t End With Interpreter

    12/13/2013 7:08:06 AM PST · by kristinn · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | 10:30 p.m. EST Thursday, December 12, 2013 | Josh Gerstein with Jose DelReal
    The presence of a fake sign-language interpreter with mental health issues at the Nelson Mandela memorial service President Barack Obama attended in South Africa on Tuesday may have been the least of the security dangers at the event. Thousands of members of the general public appear to have entered the 95,000-seat, open-air Johannesburg arena with no security screening whatsoever, local press accounts and foreign journalists who attended the ceremony said. “I was shocked at the apparent lack of any real security measures, precautions or deterrents,” said reporter Scott Thuman of WJLA, a Washington TV station affiliated with POLITICO. “We entered...
  • Mugabe Denies Mandela Fallout

    12/12/2013 7:30:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    New Zimbabwe ^ | 11/12/2013
    PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has denied media reports suggesting relations with the late South Africa president Nelson Mandela were strained, describing the late global icon as a “great friend”. Commentators have long claimed Mugabe was not happy to lose his standing as Africa’s leading liberation hero following Mandela’s release from prison in 1990 and subsequent rise to a revered global icon. The Zimbabwean leader was also peeved by Mandela’s criticism of his rule as Zimbabwe’s economy collapsed amid allegations of widespread corruption, human rights abuses and electoral fraud. Mugabe remarkably took his time to issue a condolence message after Mandela’s death...
  • Raul Castro Reaches Out to Obama, But Don’t Call It a Thaw (handshake PLANNED, AFTER mo-s negot)

    12/11/2013 8:35:24 PM PST · by Innovative · 24 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Dec 11, 2013 | Eli Lake and Josh Rogin
    Tuesday’s greeting between Obama and Castro comes after six months of quiet diplomacy between the United States and Cuba—and Castro signaling he’s ready for bigger talks. “There has been a string of emissaries, both private citizens and Latin American leaders, who have begun to nudge Obama forward on engaging in talks with Cuba and also carrying a message from Castro that he’s willing to talk,” said Steve Clemons, a senior fellow at the New America Foundation who has exceptionally close ties to the Obama White House... on Tuesday, as Obama and Castro shook hands in South Africa, authorities detained about...
  • BBC sent 3 TIMES as many staff to cover Mandela death than all rival British broadcasters combined

    12/12/2013 10:50:21 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12:05 EST, 12 December 2013 | (Daily Mail Reporter)
    Nearly three times as many BBC staff have been sent to cover Nelson Mandela’s death than all of its rival British broadcasters put together, it has been revealed. The corporation sent a total of 140 presenters and crew members to South Africa, while Sky News had the second highest number of the British broadcasters with 15. The BBC said it expected to have deployed about 120 journalists, technicians and support staff to work on the story over a ten-day period. The BBC World Service is also reported to have sent a further 20 staff, whose expenses will not be paid...
  • Interpreter at Mandela Event Was Hallucinating, Saw Angels

    12/12/2013 9:50:53 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    ABC News / The Associated Press ^ | December 12, 2013 | ALAN CLENDENNING & JUERGEN BAETZ
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)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.....
  • South African Government Admits Mistake Over fake Mandela Signer

    12/12/2013 8:31:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Sky News ^ | 12/12/2013
    Hiring a sign language interpreter who claims to have had a schizophrenic episode while translating at the Mandela memorial was a mistake, the government has said. Thamsanqa Jantjie, who was criticised for apparently making "meaningless gestures" while interpreting the speeches of world leaders on stage, said he takes medication for the condition. He said he did not know whether it was the scale of the event or the happiness he felt about being involved that triggered the episode. The 34-year-old, who was pictured signing next to the likes of US President Barack Obama, claimed he suddenly lost concentration and started...
  • 8 Photos You Didn't See From Obama's Trip to South Africa

    12/12/2013 7:48:34 AM PST · by thetallguy24 · 97 replies
    Policy Mic ^ | 12/11/2013 | Nina Ippolito
    On Tuesday, conservative news outlets in the United States decided that the best way to commemorate the life of Nelson Mandela, and to report on the memorial services in his honor, was to manufacture a controversy about an AFP photo of President Barack Obama shooting a selfie with Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt. According to Fox News, the “international incident” was so bad that, “The tsk-tisk-ing could be heard across continents.”Liberal news outlets countered with a photograph from former President George W. Bush’s Instagram feed, taken at the same memorial, in which he’s seen posing with pop star Bono.Two things...
  • 'Fake' deaf Mandela signer had 'schizophrenic episode'

    12/12/2013 7:12:06 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 98 replies
    AFP via Yahoo! ^ | 12DEC2013 | AFP
    Johannesburg (AFP) - The sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial ceremony denied he was a fraud Thursday, claiming he gesticulated nonsense during the service because he was suffering a schizophrenic episode and hallucinating. Thamsanqa Jantjie has been branded a fraud by members of South Africa's deaf community, who said his signing for US President Barack Obama and other world leaders amounted to little more than "flapping his arms around." Jantjie on Thursday insisted he was a qualified signer, but said his behaviour was down to a sudden attack of schizophrenia, for which he takes medication.
  • Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro at Mandela memorial

    12/10/2013 10:58:43 PM PST · by chessplayer · 6 replies
    "There are too many leaders who claim solidarity with Madiba's struggle for freedom, but do not tolerate dissent from their own people," Obama said, stabbing his finger in the air in the rain-sodden stadium hosting the event.
  • What the sign langauge interpreter really was saying

    12/12/2013 4:25:07 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 46 replies
    Jimmy Kimmel ^ | 12-12-13 | TZ
    there were some real words signed. just in random, nonsensical order.
  • Sign Language Interpreter at Mandela's Funeral Made It All Up

    12/11/2013 6:31:44 PM PST · by ransomnote · 62 replies
    ex-skf.blogspot.com ^ | December 11, 2013 | Ex-skf Blogger cites AP via MY Way News
    ou can't make things like this up, but this unnamed man apparently did. From AP via My Way News (12/11/2013): Mandela ceremony interpreter called a 'fake' JOHANNESBURG (AP) - A man who provided sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela's memorial service, attended by scores of heads of state, was a "fake," the national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa said on Tuesday. Asked about the claim by The Associated Press, South Africa's government said it was preparing a statement. Three sign language experts said the man was not signing in South African or American sign languages....
  • Archbishop Desmond Tutu's home in Cape Town robbed while at the Nelson Mandela memorial

    12/11/2013 5:02:07 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    News.Com.au ^ | 12/11/2013
    BURGLARS broke into the Cape Town home of South African peace icon Desmond Tutu when he was away speaking at Nelson Mandela's memorial. "I can confirm that there was a burglary last night," said Archbishop Tutu aide Roger Friedman. "We are not able to tell exactly what was stolen, the archbishop and his wife were not at home. The house was not pillaged." Archbishop Tutu had used the memorial to call on South Africans to follow Mandela's example. "I want to show the world we can come out here and celebrate the life of an icon." The timing of the...
  • South Africa: “One Child Raped Every Three Minutes, Three Children Murdered Each Day.”

    12/11/2013 3:17:47 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 12/11/2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Liberals took credit for defeating Apartheid, took their bows and moved on ignoring the mess they left behind. Here’s a letter from South Africa. The real South Africa, not the one where Morgan Freeman plays Mandela and everyone lives happily ever after. South Africa is in a serious moral crisis. We are a violent society disintegrating by the day. Ghastly murders are committed daily.We have become delusional. Forgetting that life is absolutely intrinsic and inviolable. Our country is awash with demonic monsters in human garb, savages fit only for the wild, and satanic beasts ill-equipped for civil society.Is this the...
  • Mandela ceremony interpreter called a 'fake'

    12/11/2013 9:15:54 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 54 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 12/11/13 | Alan Clendenning and Ray Faure - ap
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A man who appeared to provide sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela's memorial service, attended by scores of heads of state, was a "fake," the national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa said on Wednesday. The unidentified man seen around the world on television next to leaders including United States President Barack Obama "was moving his hands around but there was no meaning in what he used his hands for," Bruno Druchen, the federation's national director, told The Associated Press. The allegation was yet another example of bad organization at the historic memorial...
  • Bravo! Ted Cruz walks out of Castro’s speech

    12/11/2013 6:24:38 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 15 replies
    www.bizpacreview.com ^ | December 11, 2013 | Michael Dorstewitz
    www.tedcruz.orgWhen Cuban leader Raul Castro, brother to Fidel Castro, began speaking at the service memorializing Nelson Mandela, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas walked out. “Senator Cruz very much hopes that Castro learns the lessons of Nelson Mandela,” said Sean Rushton, Cruz’s communications director, according to National Review Online. “For decades, Castro has wrongly imprisoned and tortured countless innocents. Just as Mandela was released after 27 years in prison, Castro should finally release his political prisoners; he should hold free elections, and once and for all set the Cuban people free.” President Obama had earlier shook Castro’s hand, which stirred...
  • -135.g in Antarctica, But It Was Colder In Johannesburg!!!

    12/11/2013 7:39:22 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-11-2013 | MOTUS
    Don’t bet on it.Despite it being summer in the southern hemisphere, by all reports the temperature dropped below that record low in Johannesburg yesterday. I’ve gathered a series of images showing the gathering clouds that blew in the cold front.As you can see here, some people are more sensitive to the falling barometric pressure that indicates an approaching storm. Some however are totally oblivious.The insensitive ones are completely caught up in their own activities when all of a sudden – BLAM!The deep freeze arrived like a fury:“The -135.8-degree temperature is more like you'd see on Mars on a nice...
  • The Sign Language Interpreter At Mandela’s Memorial Was 'A Complete Fraud' Making Nonsense Gestures

    12/11/2013 7:37:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/11/2013 | Michael Kelley
    The fake interpreter gestured during speeches by Mandela's grandchildren.The sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial "made up his own signs," according to South Africa's deaf federation."He's a complete fraud," Cara Loening, director of Sign Language Education and Development in Cape Town, said according to ITV News. "He wasn't even doing anything, There was not one sign there. Nothing. He was literally flapping his arms around."Delphin Hlungwane, an official South African sign language interpreter at DeafSA, told Reuters: "Nobody knows who he is. Even at this hour we still don't have his name," Hlungwane said.People on Twitter were calling for him to be...
  • The Story Behind "That Selfie" (Photographer "sad" he made Obama look bad)

    12/11/2013 6:41:47 AM PST · by kristinn · 121 replies
    AFP ^ | Wednesday, December 11, 2013 | Roberto Schmidt
    SNIP The atmosphere was totally relaxed – I didn’t see anything shocking in my viewfinder, president of the US or not. We are in Africa. I later read on social media that Michelle Obama seemed to be rather peeved on seeing the Danish prime minister take the picture. But photos can lie. In reality, just a few seconds earlier the first lady was herself joking with those around her, Cameron and Schmidt included. Her stern look was captured by chance. I took these photos totally spontaneously, without thinking about what impact they might have. At the time, I thought the...