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Posted: 12/12/2013 3:32:33 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/12/2013 3:35:52 AM EST by 57Strat]
The sign language interpreter apparently had no skills in interpreting and made up all the gestures of translation.



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A man being criticized by sign language experts for providing fake interpretations while standing close to President Obama and other heads of state at Nelson Mandela’s memorial says he becomes violent “a lot” and was hallucinating during the event.

Thamsanqa Jantjie did not describe his qualifications for being a sign language interpreter, but told The Star he works for an interpreting company that paid him $85 for interpreting Tuesday's event, according to The Associated Press. He told Radio 702 on Thursday he's receiving treatment for schizophrenia and had an episode while on stage at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.

"What happened that day, I see angels come to the stadium ... I start realizing that the problem is here. And the problem, I don't know the attack of this problem, how will it come. Sometimes I get violent on that place. Sometimes I will see things chasing me," Jantjie said in an interview with The Associated Press, describing his hallucinations.
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 3:33:30 AM EST
Great vetting process.
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 3:33:53 AM EST
An African scam? Neva been done befo.

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Link Posted: 12/12/2013 3:35:02 AM EST
Get the gasoline. That man is a witch.
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 3:37:52 AM EST
A lot of people in that country have violent spells. Just look at whose funeral he was at.
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 3:39:21 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/12/2013 3:39:50 AM EST by LuvBUSHmaster]
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Originally Posted By GrasshopperNOmore:
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What you did there, I see it.


That video....
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 3:39:44 AM EST
Africa is full of fail. I guess that is why the Halfrican looked so at ease there.
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 3:43:27 AM EST
I suppose I'm a racist for laughing hysterically.

Link Posted: 12/12/2013 3:50:22 AM EST
Do you realize we could have lost our president??? They need to be more careful
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 3:52:25 AM EST
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Do you realize we could have lost our president??? They need to be more careful
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I'm not as worried about losing our president so much as I am that there'd be a chance we'd find him again.
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 3:55:11 AM EST
Where was the secret service?
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 3:55:24 AM EST
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I'm not as worried about losing our president so much as I am that there'd be a chance we'd find him again.
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Originally Posted By GrandfatherCoyote:
Originally Posted By TheWind:
Do you realize we could have lost our president??? They need to be more careful


I'm not as worried about losing our president so much as I am that there'd be a chance we'd find him again.




But on a serious note, that would be a very bad situation if something like that played out.
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 4:05:16 AM EST
Yea we get Biden
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 4:06:27 AM EST
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But on a serious note, that would be a very bad situation if something like that played out.
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Originally Posted By Oakley:
Originally Posted By GrandfatherCoyote:
Originally Posted By TheWind:
Do you realize we could have lost our president??? They need to be more careful


I'm not as worried about losing our president so much as I am that there'd be a chance we'd find him again.




But on a serious note, that would be a very bad situation if something like that played out.



True.
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 4:08:13 AM EST
awesome.
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Originally Posted By metalsaber:
Great vetting process.
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hey we didn't even vet our POTUS
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 4:20:18 AM EST
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hey we didn't even vet our POTUS
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Great vetting process.

hey we didn't even vet our POTUS

sad but true
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 4:21:57 AM EST
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Originally Posted By AlamTX:
An African scam? Neva been done befo.

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Link Posted: 12/12/2013 4:24:06 AM EST
One of these is not like the other . . . oh, wait, they're EXACTLY like each other . . .

Link Posted: 12/12/2013 4:26:05 AM EST
Everyone at that canonization was hallucinating...........
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 4:26:39 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/12/2013 4:29:04 AM EST by doc_Zox]
so now protocol needs to have a staff member conversant in sign



maybe he was channeling do and speaking in tongues (fingers)
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Link Posted: 12/12/2013 4:35:22 AM EST
Story just keeps getting better and better
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 4:36:28 AM EST
The obamas know ASL or some of it. I'm surprised they didn't say anything unless african SL is way different than ASL.
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 4:38:22 AM EST
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I'm not as worried about losing our president so much as I am that there'd be a chance we'd find him again.
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Originally Posted By GrandfatherCoyote:
Originally Posted By TheWind:
Do you realize we could have lost our president??? They need to be more careful


I'm not as worried about losing our president so much as I am that there'd be a chance we'd find him again.


Well there is the week-long crap we would have to watch on TV. Thank goodness for TCM.

Biden would be the gift that keeps on giving.
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 4:39:04 AM EST
A facade of sanity, a facade of leadership.
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 4:40:30 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Oakley:


But on a serious note, that would be a very bad situation if something like that played out.
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Originally Posted By Oakley:
Originally Posted By GrandfatherCoyote:
Originally Posted By TheWind:
Do you realize we could have lost our president??? They need to be more careful


I'm not as worried about losing our president so much as I am that there'd be a chance we'd find him again.


But on a serious note, that would be a very bad situation if something like that played out.


Just one misread sign and POW! A judy chop to the neck and that'd be all it would take.
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 4:41:51 AM EST
He made perfect sense to me. Among other gems, he signed that jugears wife was "one ugly Wookie" and that zero was advertising a "whiz bang healthcare program".
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Just one misread sign and POW! A judy chop to the neck and that'd be all it would take.
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Originally Posted By Durka-Durka:
Originally Posted By Oakley:
Originally Posted By GrandfatherCoyote:
Originally Posted By TheWind:
Do you realize we could have lost our president??? They need to be more careful


I'm not as worried about losing our president so much as I am that there'd be a chance we'd find him again.


But on a serious note, that would be a very bad situation if something like that played out.


Just one misread sign and POW! A judy chop to the neck and that'd be all it would take.



That would ve the worst thing that ever happened. He would be instantly loved by all for all of history. All his shittyness would be erased and forgotten.
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A lot of people in that country have violent spells. Just look at whose funeral he was at.
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Link Posted: 12/12/2013 4:47:54 AM EST
We came so close to getting Biden as president.
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I'm not as worried about losing our president so much as I am that there'd be a chance we'd find him again.
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Originally Posted By GrandfatherCoyote:
Originally Posted By TheWind:
Do you realize we could have lost our president??? They need to be more careful


I'm not as worried about losing our president so much as I am that there'd be a chance we'd find him again.

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well played sir....well played
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 8:47:44 AM EST
A violent schizophrenic just feet from and with a clear path to the President.


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To me, what really makes the image is the file name in the URL
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 9:06:58 AM EST
We are lucky that "interpreter" wasn't wearing an explosive vest.
Imagine, Obama a martyr and President Biden.
Imagine, Obamacare becoming just a minor issue in the 2014 midterms.
Imagine, the Obama Memorial Security Act "for the good of the people".
We got lucky.
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 9:19:25 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Bladeswitcher:
One of these is not like the other . . . oh, wait, they're EXACTLY like each other . . .

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d196/Bladeswitcher/mandela-sign-2_zpsab908979.jpg
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ROFLMMFAO
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 9:42:23 AM EST
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We are lucky that "interpreter" wasn't wearing an explosive vest.
Imagine, Obama a martyr and President Biden.
Imagine, Obamacare becoming just a minor issue in the 2014 midterms.
Imagine, the Obama Memorial Security Act "for the good of the people".
We got lucky.
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Just because the guy is a nutcase and can't interpret doesn't mean he was given a pass on all of the Secret Service's physical security precautions. "Oh, you're the guy that flaps his hands? You can skip the detectors and patdown."
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 10:00:59 AM EST
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Just because the guy is a nutcase and can't interpret doesn't mean he was given a pass on all of the Secret Service's physical security precautions. "Oh, you're the guy that flaps his hands? You can skip the detectors and patdown."
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Originally Posted By stevem1a:
We are lucky that "interpreter" wasn't wearing an explosive vest.
Imagine, Obama a martyr and President Biden.
Imagine, Obamacare becoming just a minor issue in the 2014 midterms.
Imagine, the Obama Memorial Security Act "for the good of the people".
We got lucky.


Just because the guy is a nutcase and can't interpret doesn't mean he was given a pass on all of the Secret Service's physical security precautions. "Oh, you're the guy that flaps his hands? You can skip the detectors and patdown."



That assumes he was a nutcase.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-25353132

South Africa minister says interpreting firm has 'vanished'

A South African government minister has said the company that supplied the sign language interpreter for the Nelson Mandela memorial ceremony has "vanished".

The interpreter who is accused of using fake hand signals at the service on Tuesday has said he suffered a schizophrenic episode.


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That assumes he was a nutcase.

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The point stands, regardless of his job shadiness or mental state.
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 10:04:43 AM EST
The angels were there to protect him from Obama.
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To me, what really makes the image is the file name in the URL
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To me, what really makes the image is the file name in the URL

i aim to please
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 10:16:00 AM EST
Man. Obama's body odor must Reak of drugs.
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 10:23:05 AM EST
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Originally Posted By GrandfatherCoyote:
Originally Posted By TheWind:
Do you realize we could have lost our president??? They need to be more careful


I'm not as worried about losing our president so much as I am that there'd be a chance we'd find him again.


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DEY EAT DA POO POO?!?!


I love this thread so much.
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 10:35:39 AM EST
Wait. Some scamming-ass African schizo made it to within a foot of a US president? I'm all about FBHO, but that is fucking nuts.
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 6:33:12 PM EST
HE knows sign language, he just figured out Obama was spouting bullshit and figured, "fuck it, I'll just sign whatever, it's just as relevant."
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