'Fake' sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela memorial provokes anger

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Teetu MaKayhu

Colorado Springs, CO

#1 Dec 11, 2013
In Africa they make fun of deaf people.

Deaf people watching the Nelson Mandela memorial were bemused and shocked by a "fake" sign language interpreter on stage whose gestures were unintelligible, activists said Wednesday.

The interpreter was watched by millions as he stood beside speakers at the event including President Barack Obama.

He added that "the limited number of signs, the amount of repetition, lack of facial expressions and huge gaps in translation meant that deaf or hard of hearing people across the world were completely excluded from one of the biggest events in recent history."
http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/12/11...
Jack Boot

Cottage Grove, MN

#3 Dec 11, 2013
Those were gang signs he was flashing.
Awful Truth

Grantsburg, WI

#4 Dec 12, 2013
Ya would think that King Barry coulda lent' one of his Teleprompters (from his massive collection) to this guy so that the Interpreter did not look like an empty suit up on the stage.

Tell me again why Amerika helped to destroy the Republic of South Afrika by killing off the Productive Europeans and empowering the Tribalists that are Raping, Murdering, and enslaving their Brotha's and Sista's in skin color.
monkey see monkey do

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Dec 12, 2013
a FAKE just like barry soetoro, not surprised.
Awful Truth wrote:
Ya would think that King Barry coulda lent' one of his Teleprompters (from his massive collection) to this guy so that the Interpreter did not look like an empty suit up on the stage.
Tell me again why Amerika helped to destroy the Republic of South Afrika by killing off the Productive Europeans and empowering the Tribalists that are Raping, Murdering, and enslaving their Brotha's and Sista's in skin color.

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#7 Dec 13, 2013
Wonder how this clown managed to get past the secret service. They are usually pretty thorough when it comes to who is actually allowed on stage with the president. If he were an average guy from the midwest he would have gone through 3 or 4 background checks, one or two lie detectors, a couple of probings, and a strip search in a pear tree. And that would be just to get approved to be in the same room as the president.
Laura

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Dec 14, 2013
That was a good exampe of professionalism in the black mans world.
Jack Boot

Cottage Grove, MN

#9 Dec 15, 2013
Laura wrote:
That was a good exampe of professionalism in the black mans world.
ROTFLMAO!!!
LIbEralS

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Dec 16, 2013
Actually, the interpreter had a better message than Barry...

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