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Old 12-05-2013, 01:59 PM   #1
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BREAKING: South African president says Nelson Mandela has died at age 95.




RIP to a great leader who changed the world. Godspeed.
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Old 12-05-2013, 02:14 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 12-05-2013, 02:15 PM   #3
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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.
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A death is rarely a good thing, but it was expected...
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Another great man gone.

RIP, truly a sad day.
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He sought reconciliation when revenge would have been understood.

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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.
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An amazing man. Humanity is worse off without him.
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Old 12-05-2013, 03:13 PM   #11
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Possibly the greatest human being that has been alive in my lifetime, or probably that of anyone here. Humanity at its absolute finest.
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Wasn't he involved in terrorism and communism?
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Old 12-05-2013, 03:22 PM   #13
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Wasn't he involved in terrorism and communism?
yes, just like our founding fathers were terrorists.
just a bunch of tea drowning communists.
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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.
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I still remember singing "Freeeeee-eeee ... Nel-Son ... Man-Dela!" back in the 1980's

RIP Mr. Mandela
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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.
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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.
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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.


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white South Africa. The rugby game was the orgiastic conclusion of the most
unlikely exercise in political seduction ever undertaken.
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Do you remember this moment? It was truly brilliant.



http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/feat...World-Cup.html
Was quite young then but i'm familiar with the moment, probably thanks to Invictus (brilliant film). Amazing though, for what it meant.
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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...
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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.
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I have an Invictus watch.
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