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    Mandela died this Thursday, surrounded by his family!

    A great man has passed on, we shall always remember him and try follow his example!

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    Yup, sad day here in South Africa. Flags flying at half mast.

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    Probably the greatest African ever.


    I'd like to die with the songs I love stuck in my head. I hope to make the most of these hollow bones we become.
    I raise a toast to the the souls that sang all along. I've been gathering friends to just to make some sounds,
    before the ship goes down, I've been making amends by making the rounds before the whole world ends


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuyvesant View Post
    Yup, sad day here in South Africa. Flags flying at half mast.
    Oh yeah, forgot you're living there! Saw people mourning/celebrating on the news.

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    Probably the greatest African ever.
    Probably one of the greatest people ever...

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    I love how conservative America is having some sort of seizure about this event over here. They can't trash the man publicly because literally EVERYONE loves him and thinks the world of him, yet he stands for everything they hate. The man was an avowed communist and watching the Right try to praise him whilst mediating their fury about his politics which they have absolutely nothing in common with is kinda hilarious. They're coming up with such silly and strange reactions to it that its boggling my mind. Rush Limbaugh is saying the president is making Mandela's death all about himself, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio are bleeding supporters for not trashing him publicly, Palin, Beck, and other right wingers are simply pretending it didn't even happen, Gingrich is trying to equate Madenla to Ronald Reagan for some mysterious reason, and Bush and his cohorts are acting like they had some modicum of a rationale for keeping him on the terrorist watch list until the end of the last decade... This shit is to die for.


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    Not quite the same situation here. Pretty much everyone in the country loves the guy. Even the political parties that fight against the ANC revered Mandela. I mean he pretty much single handedly stopped us from descending into civil war, and let's face it, we had it coming.

    We are having fun with a lot of idiot politicians who are trying to use his name for their own benefit. Mostly people can see through it. I suppose we don't really have a far right party here, or any politicians with religious leanings, so people aren't likely to get upset with Mandela's left leanings or communist ideas. Both of those were there because he wanted equality anyway. I suppose some people will get bogged down in details and miss the heart of his message. That's pretty sad.

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    love..
    yeah, fucking "Muh libural" leaders
    I hope the world economy crash rock bottom, so we can start the next glorious global Feudal Age

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    Quote Originally Posted by StealDragon View Post
    I love how conservative America is having some sort of seizure about this event over here. They can't trash the man publicly because literally EVERYONE loves him and thinks the world of him, yet he stands for everything they hate. The man was an avowed communist and watching the Right try to praise him whilst mediating their fury about his politics which they have absolutely nothing in common with is kinda hilarious. They're coming up with such silly and strange reactions to it that its boggling my mind. Rush Limbaugh is saying the president is making Mandela's death all about himself, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio are bleeding supporters for not trashing him publicly, Palin, Beck, and other right wingers are simply pretending it didn't even happen, Gingrich is trying to equate Madenla to Ronald Reagan for some mysterious reason, and Bush and his cohorts are acting like they had some modicum of a rationale for keeping him on the terrorist watch list until the end of the last decade... This shit is to die for.
    Really? I didn't follow the US press these last days, but that does sound hilarious The communist part was new for me too I must say, I just recently read about his good relationship to Castro (or with Cuba in general).

    Quote Originally Posted by Stuyvesant View Post
    Not quite the same situation here. Pretty much everyone in the country loves the guy. Even the political parties that fight against the ANC revered Mandela. I mean he pretty much single handedly stopped us from descending into civil war, and let's face it, we had it coming.

    We are having fun with a lot of idiot politicians who are trying to use his name for their own benefit. Mostly people can see through it. I suppose we don't really have a far right party here, or any politicians with religious leanings, so people aren't likely to get upset with Mandela's left leanings or communist ideas. Both of those were there because he wanted equality anyway. I suppose some people will get bogged down in details and miss the heart of his message. That's pretty sad.
    Heard there might be a shit-storm coming when his familly is going to fight for his heritage...

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    love..
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    I hope the world economy crash rock bottom, so we can start the next glorious global Feudal Age
    Feudal Age was even shittier than now, so now. But I do agree that this system has to change. Dunno what this has to do with the topic, though..

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    That was some epic level trolling.
    I was watching the news and they have people doing sign language translating what was going on. I couldn't figure out why their movements were so different to the official signer guy.

    The service was strangely subdued for an African funeral. I suppose the boo'ing of Zuma added some noise, but usually a funeral is a much more, uh, lively, affair. Maybe because of all the heads of states from the different countries, they wanted to keep things calm.

    Okay, just found this:

    The man accused of faking his sign language interpretations at Nelson Mandela's memorial service earlier this week has apologised, saying that he had suffered a schizphrenic episode while on stage.

    Thamsanqa Jantjie was seen to be translating the messages of dignitaries into sign language at the service. The global deaf community though has rounded on Jantjie saying that what he was signing made no sense at all. DeafSA on Wednesday released a statement saying that he was a fraud and was not recognised by the deaf community in South Africa as an interpreter.

    Jantjie, speaking in The Star, claims to have suffered a schizophrenic episode while on stage and started hallucinating and hearing voices in his head.

    "There was nothing I could do. I was alone in a very dangerous situation. I tried to control myself and not show the world what was going on. I am very sorry, it’s the situation I found myself in."
    http://news.iafrica.com/sa/890857.html
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