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Smiling Assassin27 12-05-2013 02:59 PM

Nelson Mandela Dead at 95 (M)
 
The Associated Press ‏@AP 7m
BREAKING: South African president says Nelson Mandela has died at age 95.




RIP to a great leader who changed the world. Godspeed.

crush17 12-05-2013 03:14 PM

RIP Nelson Mandela
 
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Nelson Mandela, a revered statesman who emerged from prison after 27 years to lead South Africa out of its dark days of apartheid, has died. He was 95.

Kaylore 12-05-2013 03:15 PM

Yeah I just heard. Remarkable man. Like the Ghandi for South Africa. Regardless of what you think about his fiscal policy, he was an incredible leader and stood against a racist regime.

Requiem 12-05-2013 03:16 PM

RIP to Mandela.

Pick Six 12-05-2013 03:16 PM

A death is rarely a good thing, but it was expected...

OOJack 12-05-2013 03:17 PM

RIP

DenverBrit 12-05-2013 03:19 PM

Another great man gone.

RIP, truly a sad day.

ColoradoDarin 12-05-2013 03:19 PM

He sought reconciliation when revenge would have been understood.

RIP

CHEF LUIGI 12-05-2013 03:41 PM

one of the great human beings of our lifetime. and as we here can well appreciate, a man who understood the dynamic of sport and its influence on humanity.
He made the world a better place, RIP.

W*GS 12-05-2013 04:12 PM

An amazing man. Humanity is worse off without him.

spiralism 12-05-2013 04:13 PM

Possibly the greatest human being that has been alive in my lifetime, or probably that of anyone here. Humanity at its absolute finest.

mennonite 12-05-2013 04:18 PM

Wasn't he involved in terrorism and communism?

CHEF LUIGI 12-05-2013 04:22 PM

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Originally Posted by mennonite (Post 3989005)
Wasn't he involved in terrorism and communism?

yes, just like our founding fathers were terrorists.
just a bunch of tea drowning communists.

mennonite 12-05-2013 04:23 PM

God damn you are stupid.

CHEF LUIGI 12-05-2013 04:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mennonite (Post 3989007)
God damn you are stupid.

happy holidays

spiralism 12-05-2013 04:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mennonite (Post 3989005)
Wasn't he involved in terrorism and communism?

Yes. But it was necessary against an evil regime and the ANC sought not to kill in their campaign. Having seen the IRA terrorist campaign in the North of Ireland, what the ANC did and how they did it, it's night and day. Then when he took power, he had the courage to forgive his oppressors and include them in the process from day one rather than distance himself and look after his own.

Communism, don't make me laugh. Left wing yes, but no more left wing than many socialist labour parties in power across europe. He nationalised nothing.

Armchair Bronco 12-05-2013 04:29 PM

I still remember singing "Freeeeee-eeee ... Nel-Son ... Man-Dela!" back in the 1980's

RIP Mr. Mandela

mennonite 12-05-2013 04:33 PM

Ah, so planting bombs on trains is ok as long as your cause is just. It's not terrorism is god is on your side.

Rigs11 12-05-2013 04:35 PM

RIP

CHEF LUIGI 12-05-2013 05:04 PM

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Originally Posted by mennonite (Post 3989016)
Ah, so planting bombs on trains is ok as long as your cause is just. It's not terrorism is god is on your side.

religion is always the best justification for hostility / evil/ terrorism/ genocide/ murder/ calling a fellow poster an idiot.

DenverBrit 12-05-2013 05:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by spiralism (Post 3989012)
Yes. But it was necessary against an evil regime and the ANC sought not to kill in their campaign. Having seen the IRA terrorist campaign in the North of Ireland, what the ANC did and how they did it, it's night and day. Then when he took power, he had the courage to forgive his oppressors and include them in the process from day one rather than distance himself and look after his own.

Communism, don't make me laugh. Left wing yes, but no more left wing than many socialist labour parties in power across europe. He nationalised nothing.

Do you remember this moment? It was truly brilliant.

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/...0_1157200a.jpg
Quote:

The short answer is that it was on that day that he captured the hearts of
white South Africa. The rugby game was the orgiastic conclusion of the most
unlikely exercise in political seduction ever undertaken.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/feat...World-Cup.html

spiralism 12-05-2013 05:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DenverBrit (Post 3989050)

Was quite young then but i'm familiar with the moment, probably thanks to Invictus (brilliant film). Amazing though, for what it meant.

Pick Six 12-05-2013 05:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by spiralism (Post 3989067)
Was quite young then but i'm familiar with the moment, probably thanks to Invictus (brilliant film). Amazing though, for what it meant.

QFT Invictus is a highly underrated movie. I would encourage anyone to see it...

spiralism 12-05-2013 06:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Crushaholic (Post 3989074)
QFT Invictus is a highly underrated movie. I would encourage anyone to see it...

Seconded. Between it being one of the great sporting underdog stories and the subtext of it all with Mandela and the state of the South African nation, it really is powerful stuff. May watch it again in the next couple of days.

CHEF LUIGI 12-05-2013 06:06 PM

I have an Invictus watch.


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