Fake Interpreter for The President

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posted on Dec, 11 2013 @ 07:23 AM
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Talk about appropriate happenstance. They just happen to hire a fake interpreter for Obama. Perfect picture.






A MAN who provided sign language interpretation for Barack Obama and other dignitaries at Nelson Mandela's memorial service was "a fake", according to multiple sign language experts.

Bruno Druchen, the national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa, said the man, seen next to the US president and other world leaders, "was moving his hands around but there was no meaning in what he used his hands for."


www.news.com.au... tory-fnh81gzi-1226781075030
edit on 11-12-2013 by intrepid because: Political snipe removed from title.



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posted on Dec, 11 2013 @ 07:27 AM
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Obama is just going to talk about himself the whole time. Nobody needs to hear that anyway.


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posted on Dec, 11 2013 @ 07:34 AM
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I just saw this and thought of ATS and how someone will use it to spin it against Obama.

This guy was used for a lot of people at the memorial, not just Obama.

How about we focus on how the hell this even happened, rather than use it as an anti-Obama fest?



posted on Dec, 11 2013 @ 07:36 AM
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Didnt they think anyone would notice??

The weirdest things happen lately. Does no one in govt have ANY integrity anymore? Thats just darned weird.



posted on Dec, 11 2013 @ 07:43 AM
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Here is a link to the original post story



posted on Dec, 11 2013 @ 07:44 AM
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If it were truly important to any of these politicians that deaf people understood them, then they would have made damn sure this could never happen. But what is important to all of them is appearance.


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posted on Dec, 11 2013 @ 07:45 AM
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AlphaHawk
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I just saw this and thought of ATS and how someone will use it to spin it against Obama.

This guy was used for a lot of people at the memorial, not just Obama.

How about we focus on how the hell this even happened, rather than use it as an anti-Obama fest?



Because it's a chance to whine about Obama. That is all the reason right wingers need.



posted on Dec, 11 2013 @ 07:47 AM
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Aww,c'mom, give the guy a break....It must be hard trying to interpret from someone who is chatting sheet.


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posted on Dec, 11 2013 @ 07:52 AM
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Stop whining about people including Obama in their complaints.. it gets SO annoying.. both sides of this are getting on my last nerve around here.

If you didnt notice, this wasnt Obamas personal buddy translator. It was provided to him and translated others as well. This is yet another governmental issue where no one can be honest or has any integrity.



posted on Dec, 11 2013 @ 07:56 AM
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Because, he is the president of the US. and should have interest, care, understanding, in his portrayal, with whatever he is doing. His handlers, should have questioned and caught this. Even the MTV awards do rehearsals. Probably to overwhelmed from shaking, R. Castros hand.



posted on Dec, 11 2013 @ 08:01 AM
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My guess is that it will come out that at the last minute they realized there was no interpreter lined up for the memorial so they had an official pretend to sign so they would not look like complete idiots in the moment and would deal with the aftermath and fallout from the botched interpreter later.

Probably did not realize what a stink it would create, but then again this is not exactly a story that is going to be headline news for any extended amount of time so doubt they care much either.



posted on Dec, 11 2013 @ 08:03 AM
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It is strange isn't it.

Mind you the whole ceremony was quite bizarre, the media edited it quite heavily I think, particularly towards the end where it all started to fall apart, the crowd were booing, and the vast majority had left.



posted on Dec, 11 2013 @ 08:04 AM
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This is so ridiculously bizarre it definitely goes to the top of the "You can't make this sh#t up" list.

I'm still LMAO...




posted on Dec, 11 2013 @ 08:18 AM
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loved this picture of her face like thunder





posted on Dec, 11 2013 @ 08:20 AM
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According to some news reports the South African assembly provided the interpreter, not Obama.
The interpreter was used for everyone, not just Obama.


But, in typical illiterate American standard.. Its Obama's Fault and he's to blame!


On topic, it’s shameful. His sign language doesn't represent any form of South African or international language and his credentials are being investigated.

Apparently South African has used him in the past.
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posted on Dec, 11 2013 @ 08:21 AM
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then you would like a story from the UK :

source

summary - the sign language interpretor on several BBC news services - made up news or " embellished " it - one of the broadcasts she made claimed " radioactive zombies were running around japan ` [ this was just aftewr the fukishima prefecture earthquake ]



posted on Dec, 11 2013 @ 08:22 AM
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What an embarrassment. At one point on TV they had the video feed of the stage with the News station's own sign interpreter and I noticed that the lady and the guy on the stage were doing two completely different things. At that stage I didn't make much of it, seeing that I don't know anything about sign language...


...Government spokesperson Phumla Williams said she was unable to respond to the allegations immediately, as she did not know which department hired the man. She said she did not know about his qualifications or expertise.

"I can try and find out," she said.

Another person answered Williams's phone later and referred all queries to the media desk.

Another government spokesperson Manusha Pillai said it was the first time they had heard of it.

"We need time to get to the bottom of this."...


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Which makes it worse is that this guy - no-one knows his name or who hired him - stood next to some of the "most important people on the planet"... Security issue much?

Obviously this has nothing to do with Obama - the title of this thread is inaccurate. It is however an embarrassment for me and the rest of South Africa. Sigh.
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posted on Dec, 11 2013 @ 08:26 AM
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scotsdavy1
loved this picture of her face like thunder




Im not great fan of Michelle, but Id have been annoyed, too LOL! If my husband displayed a lack of decorum such as that.. ugh. In govt.. globally.. birds of a feather I guess.
For me, it was a mans funeral... not a social gathering or party. Regardless of what I think about Mandela personally, they claimed to revere him. I dont see much reverence out of a few of them and its not exclusive to our president.



posted on Dec, 11 2013 @ 08:27 AM
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Barack Obama,
David Cameron
Helle Thorning-Schmidt - the Danish Prime Minister -
maybe he was doing "sign" for,,this selfie,,at the funeral,,






nevermind,,,

don't need sign ,,




is he in trouble???

interesting too see if everone can agree,,, now that would be a "sign"


oh yea,, if not for the deaf,,then WHO?

wow that was fast



posted on Dec, 11 2013 @ 08:28 AM
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AlphaHawk
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I just saw this and thought of ATS and how someone will use it to spin it against Obama.

This guy was used for a lot of people at the memorial, not just Obama.

How about we focus on how the hell this even happened, rather than use it as an anti-Obama fest?



I like being anti Obama... Its fun

Wow, just when you think there is nothing else this presidency could screw up you... you would think the secret service would have caught this??? What an embarrassment on their part, failing to do a background check on someone who would be standing near the president? What if that would have been a assassination attempt?

Hum... Wait a minute; that would have made 49%+ of the american people Happy, Happy. just saying...





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