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Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid icon and father of modern South Africa, dies
CNN ^ | 12-05-2013 | By Faith Karimi

Posted on 12/05/2013 2:11:15 PM PST by Red Badger

Nelson Mandela, the revered statesman who emerged from prison after 27 years to lead South Africa out of decades of apartheid, has died, South African President Jacob Zuma announced late Thursday.

Mandela was 95.

"He is now resting. He is now at peace," Zuma said. "Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father."

"What made Nelson Mandela great was precisely what made him human," the president said in his late-night address. "We saw in him what we seek in ourselves."

Mandela will have a state funeral. Zuma ordered all flags in the nation to be flown at half-staff from Friday through that funeral.

Mandela, a former president, battled health issues in recent months, including a recurring lung infection that led to numerous hospitalizations.

With advancing age and bouts of illness, Mandela retreated to a quiet life at his boyhood home in the nation's Eastern Cape Province, where he said he was most at peace.

Despite rare public appearances, he held a special place in the consciousness of the nation and the world.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: communism; communist; karlmarx; mandela; marxist; procommunist; prodictator; usefulidiot; vomit
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1 posted on 12/05/2013 2:11:15 PM PST by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

Has he been staked? Is he completely dead?


2 posted on 12/05/2013 2:12:15 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Red Badger

Yet again. He’s got nothing on Lazarus.


3 posted on 12/05/2013 2:12:36 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Red Badger

Stand by to be deleted.....


4 posted on 12/05/2013 2:13:41 PM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: Red Badger

unrepentant terrorist


5 posted on 12/05/2013 2:14:04 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Red Badger

His family will probably miss him.


6 posted on 12/05/2013 2:14:18 PM PST by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: Red Badger

YAY!


7 posted on 12/05/2013 2:14:45 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: tumblindice

Most dearly and sincerely dead.............

8 posted on 12/05/2013 2:14:59 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Red Badger
Lucky for him he didn't have Obamacare or he would have been dead long before today.
9 posted on 12/05/2013 2:15:44 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Red Badger
Eternally with Momar Gadaffi and Yasir Arafathead I suppose.

May Fidel Castro join them all soon.


10 posted on 12/05/2013 2:15:45 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: max americana

ditto that


11 posted on 12/05/2013 2:15:55 PM PST by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: fatnotlazy

Can we get Fidel Castro on Obamacare?


12 posted on 12/05/2013 2:16:19 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Red Badger

So then, since Mandela had the whites thrown out of SA, how have things gone for the blacks?

Just askin’


13 posted on 12/05/2013 2:17:39 PM PST by billyboy15
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To: a fool in paradise

Two down, one to go.........................


14 posted on 12/05/2013 2:18:02 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: tumblindice
Has he been staked?

I thought "necklacing" was what they did in Mandela's SA?

15 posted on 12/05/2013 2:18:06 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: a fool in paradise

Been saying I wouldn’t wish that on anybody, but then again.....


16 posted on 12/05/2013 2:18:34 PM PST by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: a fool in paradise

I don’t think even old Fidel would want that!..................


17 posted on 12/05/2013 2:18:38 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: SkyDancer

Had the potential to do great things but got dragged down by the black vitriol and his wife winnie was a real piece of work.


18 posted on 12/05/2013 2:19:06 PM PST by refermech
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To: Red Badger

Beelzebub “I never met a terrorist I didn’t like” Øbozo must be inconsolable.


19 posted on 12/05/2013 2:19:07 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Red Badger

How do we know he won’t rise up and try to eat the guts of the living?
To be safe someone should pith him or put a round in his ear.


20 posted on 12/05/2013 2:19:11 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Red Badger; GeronL; max americana; a fool in paradise; Democrat_media

21 posted on 12/05/2013 2:19:14 PM PST by Old Sarge (And Good Evening, Agent Smith, wherever you are...)
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To: fatnotlazy

Good one.


22 posted on 12/05/2013 2:19:29 PM PST by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: svcw

They are probably already tearing down the house looking for loot...........


23 posted on 12/05/2013 2:19:48 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Red Badger

.... Finally .... a news story that the media can sink their collective teeth into ...... We must now do nothing else but mourn, for the next month or so, the passing of this great, moral and righteous icon! Luckily there is nothing else that is important happening in this world or in the US. Heck ....I bet our Prez with a fez will actually attend this funeral. That outta bump all other news stories off of the front pages.


24 posted on 12/05/2013 2:20:28 PM PST by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: Red Badger

653 comments at CNN and they still haven’t closed the article to commentary.


25 posted on 12/05/2013 2:20:37 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Red Badger

Any bets on the first mediot to call him an “African-American”?


26 posted on 12/05/2013 2:20:52 PM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: a fool in paradise

He’s now joining those commie clowns burning in hell.


27 posted on 12/05/2013 2:20:54 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Red Badger

Let him rot in hell.


28 posted on 12/05/2013 2:20:55 PM PST by cunning_fish
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To: Old Sarge

New Year champagne came early this year!


29 posted on 12/05/2013 2:21:51 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: refermech

Bishop Tutu came to not like the man.

We may experience the makings of another “Camelot” revisionist history.


30 posted on 12/05/2013 2:22:07 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: R_Kangel

I’m sure the whole White Hut skanky entourage will make the trip. With special accommodations for Jay Z, etc.....


31 posted on 12/05/2013 2:22:34 PM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: clintonh8r

That would be: African-American-African.................


32 posted on 12/05/2013 2:22:36 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Old Sarge

Happy new Year, everyone!


33 posted on 12/05/2013 2:22:40 PM PST by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: billyboy15

http://www.ourcivilisation.com/cry.htm

Back in 1948 a guy wrote the book “Cry, the Beloved Country”.

The link is to an editorial written by his wife entitled “Fly, the Beloved Country” written in 1998 on why she was fleeing S. Africa because of the violence. (And the violence was not racial - it happened to everyone!)


34 posted on 12/05/2013 2:22:44 PM PST by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: Red Badger

Somehow I see another Obama - Clinton photo op in the near future.


35 posted on 12/05/2013 2:23:01 PM PST by proudpapa (A school is supposed to be a safe place!' Yeah well so is a womb!)
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To: a fool in paradise

The NSA is too busy copying the IP addresses...............


36 posted on 12/05/2013 2:23:24 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Red Badger; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; sickoflibs; NFHale; AuH2ORepublican; Perdogg; ...

I don’t want to be crass but the man was a terrorist and commie who did more harm to the future of his people than any racist Boer ever did. His crimes should have brought a death sentence long ago.

His ex-wife (who appeared even in divorce to be obsessed with him) is even worse.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0yXqU-w9U0


37 posted on 12/05/2013 2:23:41 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: billyboy15
Awesome.
38 posted on 12/05/2013 2:23:42 PM PST by EEGator
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To: clintonh8r

AF1 is gonna be very crowded....................


39 posted on 12/05/2013 2:24:10 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: R_Kangel

The astroturf $15-minimum hour protests haven’t done enough to get Obamadoesntcare stories out of the newsfeeds.

Obama will want to keep this funeral in the news awhile.

For the low information voters (college kids included).


40 posted on 12/05/2013 2:24:14 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Red Badger

How many milli-seconds after the news broke did Oprah blame his death on racism?


41 posted on 12/05/2013 2:24:33 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: billyboy15

They Trayvoned the whole place turning it into a trud world crap hole.


42 posted on 12/05/2013 2:24:59 PM PST by American Constitutionalist
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To: Red Badger

“He was, ahhh, he was like a ummmm, a father to me.”

- Barack Husssein Obama


43 posted on 12/05/2013 2:25:24 PM PST by headless_thompson_gunner
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To: a fool in paradise

aaaaaaaaaaaaannnnndddddddd....0bama leads off the grief-fest.


44 posted on 12/05/2013 2:25:30 PM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

or the Tea Party...............


45 posted on 12/05/2013 2:25:58 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Red Badger
3 cheers that this terrorist is taking a deep 6 nap.

CHEERS !!

46 posted on 12/05/2013 2:26:03 PM PST by American Constitutionalist
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To: Red Badger

Socialists mourn socialists. It’s what they do.

Wonder if he has a burining tire necklace where he is.


47 posted on 12/05/2013 2:26:22 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Old Sarge

Cheers!


48 posted on 12/05/2013 2:26:35 PM PST by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: Red Badger

49 posted on 12/05/2013 2:26:55 PM PST by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: Red Badger

He was a loud and proud Marxist with a thug/gangster for a wife.


50 posted on 12/05/2013 2:27:15 PM PST by Tzimisce
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