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South Africa police say they killed 34 platinum miners
Associated Press via Pittsburg Tribune Review ^ | August 17, 2012

Posted on 08/18/2012 3:08:10 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Edited on 08/18/2012 3:26:19 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

JOHANNESBURG Frantic wives searched for missing loved ones, President Jacob Zuma rushed home from a regional summit and some miners vowed a fight to the death Friday as police finally announced the toll from the previous day's shooting by officers of striking platinum miners: 34 dead and 78 wounded.


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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: anc; jacobzuma; miners; mining; platinum; platinumminers; racism; strike; strikes; union; zuma
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To: piasa

34 dead union strikers, is that the best they could do? Guess it’s a good start.


21 posted on 08/18/2012 5:04:31 AM PDT by conservaterian (Sarah/DeMint '12-NOPE Cain?- Guess NOT. ABO & ABMR. I'm going Goode.)
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To: Ann Archy
IS not HAS BECOME.

I had an ancestor stop over in that place in 1610 or thereabouts. His log of his trip says it was quite nasty even then.

22 posted on 08/18/2012 5:08:58 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Ann Archy
IS not HAS BECOME.

I had an ancestor stop over in that place in 1610 or thereabouts. His log of his trip says it was quite nasty even then.

23 posted on 08/18/2012 5:09:11 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: SueRae

Speaking of other sources...

http://phys.org/news/2012-08-diesel-exhaust-platinum.html


24 posted on 08/18/2012 5:26:17 AM PDT by Blado (Democrats - the party of juvenile unresolved daddy issue rage.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Leave it to Mandela’s South African Communists to show the world how to deal with pesky unions.


25 posted on 08/18/2012 6:43:56 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Additional comments here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2919658/posts


26 posted on 08/18/2012 6:53:26 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: vetvetdoug

Mr Clinton famously credited Nelson Mandela with saving his marriage by counselling him through the Monica Lewinsky scandal

July 2012 - .....[with his daughter] "Mr Clinton is in South Africa as part of an African tour that takes in Mozambique, Rwanda, and Uganda, to inspect the health and social projects his eponymous foundation has helped to fund."...... Source

27 posted on 08/18/2012 6:54:15 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; piasa; RC one
Large body of armed rioters distracted the police line in front. Small detachment of spearmen (with at least one pistol)snuck around and flanked the police.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=bfb_1345136218

If the flanking element had succeeded in initiating a melee, the main body could (and probably would) have closed in and joined.

The beleaguered police would have found themselves in a swirling hand to hand combat, and wishing they had bayonets on their rifles.

28 posted on 08/18/2012 7:01:53 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=bfb_1345136218


29 posted on 08/18/2012 7:04:01 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

There’s an argument for semi-auto rifles with full capacity magazines if I ever saw one.

The Washing of the Spears is a very interesting book about the Zulu wars, BTW.


30 posted on 08/18/2012 7:11:34 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Hooray for the new boss, same as the old boss.


31 posted on 08/18/2012 7:17:42 AM PDT by metalurgist ( Want your country back? It'll take guns and rope. Marxists won't give up peaceably.)
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To: metalurgist
Hooray for the new boss, same as the old boss.

Not really. The old boss was smart enough to know that you don't attract workers from all across Africa by killing them. The old South Africa, though saddled by apartheid, was still the economic powerhouse of the continent. Communists, such as Nelson Mandela, and other leftist kooks throughout the region have replaced one racial apartheid with another both racial and political and destroyed productive economies. The new leftist tribalists (including Barack Obama) are the political equivalent of HIV.
32 posted on 08/18/2012 7:25:02 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: piasa

The socialist dreamers always assume they’ll be the ones with the guns, which is why they want to disarm everyone else.


33 posted on 08/18/2012 8:16:57 AM PDT by mykroar (October race riots bring November martial law. Voting postponed for your safety.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

***South African police opened fire on Thursday against thousands of striking miners armed with machetes and sticks***

Sticks? Those look like knobkierries specificaly designed for knocking people in the head to kill them.

http://www.flight-toys.com/artifacts/RF02.html

Also, it used to be illegal to carry a stick in SA as it was a tool for fighting.


34 posted on 08/18/2012 8:38:28 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Tyrannies demand immense sacrifices of their people to produce trifles.-Marquis de Custine)
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To: FreedomPoster

***The Washing of the Spears is a very interesting book about the Zulu wars, BTW.***

I read it! Excellent book. Mentions the first attempt at gun registration and confiscation in SA back in the 1880s.


35 posted on 08/18/2012 8:41:57 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Tyrannies demand immense sacrifices of their people to produce trifles.-Marquis de Custine)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
"Also, it used to be illegal to carry a stick in SA as it was a tool for fighting."

They ought to order shoot-on-sight orders for anybody carrying a vuvuzela.

36 posted on 08/18/2012 8:47:45 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

They have this saying in South Africa: “Wait till Mandela dies”. It’s mumbled under the breath by resentful blacks towards whites every day.

Supposedly that will be the symbol for the final ethnic cleansing to begin.


37 posted on 08/18/2012 12:35:33 PM PDT by Jack Black ( Whatever is left of American patriotism is now identical with counter-revolution.)
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To: aruanan

I was going from the point of view of the mob. Stupid tools thought there would be utopia now that the black man was in charge. Ha ha ha,chortle, snort, snort.


38 posted on 08/18/2012 5:25:36 PM PDT by metalurgist ( Want your country back? It'll take guns and rope. Marxists won't give up peaceably.)
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