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The S&L ‘Hive’ – Please Talk Amongst Yourselves

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This article was posted by Steve on Friday, December 13th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “The S&L ‘Hive’ – Please Talk Amongst Yourselves”

  1. canary says:

    Chicago Mayor Emanuel announces he’s fasting for immigration at Catholic Church service


    Strange is the local Muslims did a fast and Mecca pilgrimage and it’s December.
    Catholics fast before Easter.
    Do Jews fast this time of year?

  2. canary says:

    At least Third Time ANC and President Zuma used Fake Sign Interpreter Ignoring Complaints.

    NBC: Mandela service sign language interpreter failed in 2012 with ‘self-invented’ gestures

    By Alexander Smith, NBC News contributor

    A “fake” sign language interpreter who claimed to suffer an on-stage schizophrenic episode during Nelson Mandela’s memorial service failed to communicate a single word of a speech made by South African President Jacob Zuma more than a year ago.

    The Deaf Federation of South Africa alleged that “100 percent of the information was omitted” by Thamsanqa Jantjie after he appeared at an event in January 2012.

    This week’s event was organized by the South African government, but Jantjie had been used on previous occasions by the ruling African National Congress (ANC).

    Both the party and government officials claimed they had no previous knowledge of disputes about the interpreter’s qualifications.

    The letter obtained by NBC News showed the Deaf Federation of South Africa complained to ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe following the party’s centenary celebrations last year.

    In the letter, which is dated Jan. 21, 2012, Druchen compares an extract from Zuma’s speech with what Jantjie actually conveyed through his sign language.

    ANC spokesman Jackson Mthembu said he has no knowledge of the complaint ever being made. He said his party is investigating the incident and reviewing its hiring and vetting procedures.

    An invoice seen by NBC News suggested that the ANC employed Jantjie on at least one more occasion, in June this year.

    According to Jantjie, he was paid a $85 day rate for appearing at the Mandela memorial.


    I am guessing a real interpreter would have done the job for free. And I doubt South Africa
    really lost the fake interpreter’s file on murder charges. It would be interesting to see how many whites are jailed compared to blacks in South Africa.

  3. GetBackJack says:

    Matt 6:5 – 5 “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.

    • canary says:

      What a joke for Mayor Emanuel to tell a fib Chicago has been known as the city built on strong shoulders of immigrants.

      Now aside having to have a Spanish Priest interpret for him, he will have to give Rahm confession again and another 24 hours to fast as penance.

      I do hope the Priest explained that this Emanuel was not the US version of Christmas Emanuel.

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