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Nelson Mandela died today

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Yeats, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    A titan of our time.
     
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  2. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    Thank you for posting.

    He was getting up there, but it's still a sad day. There was a song called "Free Nelson Mandela" in the '80s. That was the first time I learned what apartheid was (or even where South Africa was). A soldier of conscience.
     
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  3. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. SC All-Pro

    Nov 8, 2012
    New Mexico
    Larry
    Sad indeed, at a time where people with his strength of character are needed so much. We are poorer that he is no longer among us.
     
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  4. john m flores

    john m flores SC All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
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  5. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    One can but hope that another, equally strong and principled, will rise to take his place. There are so few of his kind in the world today. A very sad loss.
     
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  6. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Amen, Chris and everyone else.

    It's our great loss. He is free forever now.
     
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  7. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    So few of his kind in the world ANY day. A sad day but a happy day to take stock of the amazing impact this one person could have. A life to celebrate.

    -Ray
     
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  8. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    I watched a summary of his life on the news. His courage was amazing.
     
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  9. hannahntilly

    hannahntilly SC Regular

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    Apr 13, 2012
    Surrey, UK
    Peter
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nearlycossack/9414597621/" title="P1060652.jpg by nearlycossack, on Flickr"> 9414597621_801625079c_b. "768" height="1024" alt="P1060652.jpg"></a>

    Took this earlier this year near the London Palace of Westminster. A great man.
     
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  10. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    I was in SA when he was released from Robben Island. The only time I have ever truly seen spontaneous "dancing in the streets".

    RIP.
     
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  11. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn SC Veteran

    405
    Jul 8, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Chris Leskovsek
  12. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    sorry folks. no politics. I deleted a bunch of posts. If you have something political to say about this political figure passing on to the great beyond, please do it elsewhere.
     
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  13. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Food for thought, isn't paying homage to a political figure (especially a controversial one that evokes a wide range of emotional reactions) a political commentary in itself?
     
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  14. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    Yes, it is.

    I'll say, though, that I started this thread merely to inform. My description of Mandela as a "titan of our time" is, I think, an unassailable viewpoint, from both those who revere him and those who hate him.

    Also, he was a photogenic dude. :thumbup:
     
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  15. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    This is almost certainly a hoax, but I found it hilarious and believable:

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  16. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Reminds me of "chicken of the sea."
     
  17. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. SC All-Pro

    Nov 8, 2012
    New Mexico
    Larry