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Mandela in “serious” condition in hospital
Reuters ^ | Sat Jun 8, 2013 6:29am EDT | Ed Cropley

Posted on 06/08/2013 4:06:38 AM PDT by Olog-hai

Former South African president and anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela was in a “serious but stable” condition on Saturday after being taken to hospital with a recurrence of a lung infection, the government said.

The 94-year-old, who became the first black leader of Africa’s biggest economy in 1994 after historic all-race elections, has been in hospital three times since December. He has been battling the infection for several days, a statement said. …

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: anc; commieterrorist; killtheboer; necklacing; nelsonmandela; southafrica
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The old saying “it’s hard to kill a bad thing” comes to mind . . .
1 posted on 06/08/2013 4:06:38 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Did someone give him a necklace? This bullNo award winning humanitarian has given so many others that gift.


2 posted on 06/08/2013 4:09:35 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall With no one to raise him up; And I will set)
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To: Olog-hai

I’m sure Michelle is out buying a $2000 black dress as we speak.


3 posted on 06/08/2013 4:17:24 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Olog-hai

Well, with Hugo Chavez, Frank Lautenberg, and Richard Ramirez waiting for him in He’ll, there will soon be enough to start a game of Bridge.


4 posted on 06/08/2013 4:20:16 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: rawcatslyentist

5 posted on 06/08/2013 4:23:04 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Well, his heart was in the right place. NOT! Time to go there super commie. Maybe fidel will be joining you soon. You and he and che will have a great time. You should be used to the heat.


6 posted on 06/08/2013 4:31:53 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST mr. president(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: Olog-hai

Good! May he rot in hell. I pray for his soul to be appropriately dealt with.


7 posted on 06/08/2013 4:33:27 AM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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To: Cowboy Bob

Well, with Hugo Chavez, Frank Lautenberg, and Richard Ramirez waiting for him”

...don’t forget Teddy and John Murtha await as well!


8 posted on 06/08/2013 4:34:13 AM PDT by albie
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To: Olog-hai

I’m not going to put Mandela up on a pedestal. But, he helped a transition that could have been very violent. He then set a precedent by stepping down when his term was over. How many people have been handed great power and then handed it back?

He was a committed Marxist who did not impose a Marxist dictatorship, and while there could have been horrible retributions against the white South Africans, he did not do it. Neighboring Rhodesia has not been so fortunate, nor has most of the rest of Africa.

Having said that, his successors have not covered themselves in glory. They are in the process of turning South Africa into what the rest of Africa has become.


9 posted on 06/08/2013 4:37:56 AM PDT by Daveinyork (."Trusting government with power and money is like trusting teenaged boys with whiskey and car keys,)
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To: Daveinyork

Looks like you haven’t been keeping up, with all due respect. Plenty of evictions (and murders) of white farmers under Thabo Mbeki. The ANC (thoroughly Communist) will never give up power to any other.


10 posted on 06/08/2013 4:39:54 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

I think I said that his successors have not covered themselves in glory.


11 posted on 06/08/2013 4:40:48 AM PDT by Daveinyork (."Trusting government with power and money is like trusting teenaged boys with whiskey and car keys,)
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To: Olog-hai

Whether or not there is any real basis for it, there is a fairly widespread belief among South African expatriates that the death of Mandela will trigger violence on the level of an attempted ethnic cleansing. No idea where it comes from, but they do believe that.


12 posted on 06/08/2013 4:50:17 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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Neither has Mandela himself. The media has not been too adept at covering what happened during Mandela’s presidency.


13 posted on 06/08/2013 5:05:31 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Yawn, he is responsible for the hell hole south africa has become.


14 posted on 06/08/2013 5:08:38 AM PDT by seeker41 (Take back your country before it is too late-STOP islamic expansion in the USA remove zero)
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Hopefully...


15 posted on 06/08/2013 5:09:23 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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How many people have been handed great power and then handed it back?

Especially in that region of the world.

16 posted on 06/08/2013 5:11:32 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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One less commie to worry about.


17 posted on 06/08/2013 5:16:06 AM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Buying? Putting it on our tab, most likely. And a mere $2,000? HA! The shoes, maybe!


18 posted on 06/08/2013 5:19:31 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: Daveinyork

It will be interesting to see what happens after Mandela...will this be the green light for SA to sink into the Zimbabwe model? I have always wondered if his being alive was a moderating influence.


19 posted on 06/08/2013 5:27:28 AM PDT by Cuttnhorse
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To: Olog-hai

I won’t be crying any tears for the commie terrorist. He’s another one whose had not one word to say about the genocide of white South Africans. No matter what else one can say, ot mist be admitted that at least under apartheid, the whites fed, educated, and gave medical care to the blacks. I say that not to excuse apartheid, but to show the difference in the groups have treated the group out of power. The ruling ANC is not even taking care of its blacks citizens, much less feeding, educating, or offering medical care to whites as the group out of power. They are turning a blind eye to the white genocide, when they’re not themselves (government officials) singing “Kill The Boer”.


20 posted on 06/08/2013 5:59:02 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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