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#1    Daughter of the Nine Moons

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 09:53 PM

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Vaya con Dios Mr Mandela

"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite."
~ Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom

Edited by Daughter of the Nine Moons, 05 December 2013 - 09:56 PM.

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 09:59 PM

View PostDaughter of the Nine Moons, on 05 December 2013 - 09:53 PM, said:

Vaya con Dios Mr Mandela

"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite."
~ Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom
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Posted 05 December 2013 - 10:07 PM

Two moments that gave me hope for mankind:
Watching the Berlin Wall come down.
Watching Nelson Mandela walk free from prison.

The greatest memorial to Nelson Mandela will not be a gravestone or a statue but the Rainbow Nation that is post-apartheid South Africa.

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 10:13 PM

R.I.P. to the man who changed South Africa for ever.


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Posted 05 December 2013 - 10:18 PM

It's rare to have a political figure so universally respected - there will never be another quite like him.

It's sad he's gone, but what a mark he left on the world he leaves behind.


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Posted 05 December 2013 - 10:21 PM

"I have never killed any one, but I have read some obituary notices with great satisfaction."
(Clarence Darrow)

I expect there'll be weeks of wailing and gnashing of teeth from various world statesmen and the BBC!

"Gæð a wyrd swa hio scel, ac gecnáwan þín gefá!": "Fate goes ever as she shall, but know thine enemy!".
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Posted 05 December 2013 - 10:27 PM

The problem is that apparntly the government actually liked him, not much but enough not to kill him. The government at that time though was badly corrupt it has to be said


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Posted 05 December 2013 - 10:51 PM

The world has lost a big man. Safe journey, Mr Mandela.

Edited by FLOMBIE, 05 December 2013 - 10:51 PM.


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Posted 05 December 2013 - 11:02 PM

The old devil timed that right, didn't he? 'Long Walk To Freedom' premiered tonight in the West End!

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 11:03 PM

I see the film ready. Wonder who will be getting the money from that.

Edited by freetoroam, 05 December 2013 - 11:05 PM.

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 11:07 PM

View Postfreetoroam, on 05 December 2013 - 11:03 PM, said:

I see the film is ready.

Yeah, and I'm sure it'll be 100% historically accurate!

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 11:13 PM

sad, but I guess not surprising,  considering his health lately. so it goes.


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Posted 05 December 2013 - 11:16 PM

View Postealdwita, on 05 December 2013 - 11:07 PM, said:

Yeah, and I'm sure it'll be 100% historically accurate!
I wonder if they have included him singing in the film?

Edited by freetoroam, 05 December 2013 - 11:17 PM.

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 11:25 PM

I see Naonmie Harris is playing Winnie, yeah right, great lookalike. The historical  facts have aleady dropped to 90% with that.
I wonder if Winnie will be made to look like Mother Teresa?

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 11:39 PM

View PostDaughter of the Nine Moons, on 05 December 2013 - 09:53 PM, said:

Vaya con Dios Mr Mandela

"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite."
~ Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom

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While our politicians and newpapers have conveniently forgotten his crimes many of us havent. He has 100's of murders to his name which are mainly women and children. Heres a list containing some of his actions -
1. Blowing up Johannesburg Railway Station.
2. Blowing up Amanzimtoti Shopping Complex.
3. Blowing up the Durban Pick and Pay Shopping Complex.
4. Blowing up the Pretoria Sterland Movie Complex.
5. Bowing up Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court.
6. Blowing up Roodepoort Standard Bank
7. Lots of people abducted, car tyre full of petrol forced around them, then set alight.
(It should raise eyebrows that the guy has never apologised or renounced his past violant acts)

This guy is not a peaceful protestor like Ghandi so why is he being treated as such?

Edited by Lilly, 06 December 2013 - 12:56 AM.
no need to be hateful





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