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  • Obama boasts: “I’m surprised how much money I got”

    07/19/2018 9:43:49 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 46 replies
    World Socialist Web Site ^ | 7/19/2018 | Barry Grey
    The corporate media has overwhelmingly praised Barack Obama’s speech in Johannesburg on Tuesday at an event commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela, calling it an “impassioned” defense of democracy, tolerance, equality and the liberal capitalist world order established after World War II. The reports have singled out Obama’s muted and indirect criticisms of Donald Trump’s “strongman politics” and the “utter loss of shame among political leaders” who are “caught in a lie and just double down and lie some more.” No notice is being taken in the press reports of two points in the rambling, 90-minute...
  • Obama: Women need to get more involved because men are 'getting on my nerves'

    07/18/2018 9:22:35 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 81 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/18/18 | Justin Wise
    Former President Barack Obama on Wednesday called for women to get more involved in social movements because men have been "getting on my nerves." "Women, in particular, by the way, I want you to get more involved," Obama said while hosting a town hall for young African leaders in South Africa. "Because men have been getting on my nerves lately. I mean, every day, I read the newspaper and I just think like, brothers what’s wrong with you guys? What’s wrong with us? Obama added that "empowering more women on the continent" would "lead to some better policies" right away....
  • ZIMBABWE PRESIDENT ROBERT MUGABE: 'WE WILL NOT PROSECUTE KILLERS OF WHITE FARMERS'

    08/19/2017 3:29:23 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 88 replies
    Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has said that people who murdered white farmers during a government-sanctioned purge in the 2000s will never be prosecuted. The 93-year-old president addressed a rally in Harare on Monday to mark Heroes’ Day, which commemorates soldiers who have fought for the country, particularly in its independence war against British colonizers. Zimbabwe implemented a controversial land reform program in 2000 that saw squatters invade and seize hundreds of white-owned farms around the country. The violent seizures resulted in the murder of several white farmers, with many more displaced, and close associates of Mugabe given large chunks of...
  • THIS Is The Smartest Kid In The World And He Thinks CERN Destroyed Our Universe…

    04/24/2017 2:12:25 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 187 replies
    Life Coach Code ^ | April 22, 2017
    We are living inside a Universe that’s so complex that if we can grasp what’s happening for a moment, we’ll fall down on our knees and cry in surrender to its marvelous beauty! Science just barely starts to scratch the surface to the nature of reality and still, its discoveries are more shocking than we were able to imagine. It proves of quantum entanglement, unified field of consciousness, free energy, superhuman abilities, singularity, parallel universes and alternate realities. All of this is so mind boggling that you would never think a kid can understand. But maybe we need a kid,...
  • Nelson Mandela: CIA tip-off led to 1962 Durban arrest

    05/15/2016 10:16:06 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 15 replies
    BBC News ^ | May 15, 2016
    Nelson Mandela's arrest in 1962 came as a result of a tip-off from an agent of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), a report says. The revelations, made in the Sunday Times newspaper, are based on an interview with ex-CIA agent Donald Rickard shortly before he died. Mandela served 27 years in jail for resisting white minority rule before being released in 1990. He was subsequently elected as South Africa's first black president. Rickard, who died earlier this year, was never formally associated with the CIA but worked as a diplomat in South Africa before retiring in the late 70s.
  • Mandla Mandela Is a Muslim, With a New Bride, and it’s Kind of a Big Deal (Grandson of Nelson)

    02/10/2016 12:28:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Mandla Mandela, grandson of uTata Nelson Mandela, has made waves after marrying for the fourth time, this time to a Capetonian Muslim woman. And that too, after reportedly converting to Islam two months ago. But there seems to be quite a bit of curiosity about what his new religious affiliation means for his role as tribal leader. Mandela, whose full name is Nkosi Zwelivelile 'Mandla' Mandela, is the chief of the Xhosa tribe which the Mandelas are a part of, the Mveso Traditional Council. He released a statement late on Sunday saying that he was 'honoured and delighted' to announce...
  • Chris Matthews: Obama Plans to be 'Next Mandela'

    11/09/2015 5:53:48 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 63 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    You say, Obama and Mandela. I say, Obama taking flirty selfies at Mandela's memorial service with the Danish PM, much to Michelle's displeasure. But not Chris Matthews. On this evening's Hardball, Matthews said that Obama's post-presidential goal is to be "the next Mandela." You've got to be [insert unprintable modifier] kidding me! View the video here.
  • Rush Limbaugh accurately claims ISIS stole some of their torture methods from Nelson Mandela

    06/27/2015 3:43:26 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 11 replies
    mofopolitics.com ^ | Jun. 24, 2015
    On ISIS’ latest torture techniques… That’s just building on what happened in South Africa…necklacing…Nelson’s Mandela’s bunch. … Not supposed to talk about that, but they did. Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Ted Cruz’s hero Nelson Mandela broke with the non-violent African National Congress in 1961 to start a terrorist organization…
  • 'There appear to be no rules anymore.' What Boehner's invitation to Netanyahu says about DC mess.

    01/25/2015 12:26:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Politico ^ | January 25, 2015 | David Rogers
    Soon after becoming House Speaker in 2011, Republican John Boehner started running the traps on inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to a joint meeting of Congress. But when Barry Jackson, then Boehner’s chief-of-staff, checked with President Barack Obama’s top advisers, Jackson said he was left waiting a month only to get no response. Ultimately the Netanyahu speech went ahead in May but soon after Jackson faced the opposite problem: the White House had promised South Korea’s leadership an appearance before Congress, he said, without checking first with the speaker. None of these slights justify what seems like...
  • A Tale of Two Black Political Prisoners Who Visited the U.S.

    01/24/2015 5:30:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 23, 2015 | Humberto Fontova
    When a recently-freed political prisoner who was foreign and black (and a former communist terrorist by his own admission) visited the U.S. in 1990 to request economic and diplomatic sanctions against the segregationist government that jailed him the U.S. media and political establishment went absolutely bonkers with acclaim and adulation. “The hero of oppressed people everywhere!" (hailed ABC.) "A larger than life figure!" (gushed CNN) "A virtual symbol of freedom!" ( heralded CBS). "His name has a mystical quality--a worldwide hero!" (rhapsodized Dan Rather.) “A Hero in America!” (headlined Time magazine.) Other reports compared Nelson Mandela to the Pope, Jesus...
  • Madonna Compares Herself to Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr., Sparks Outrage on Instagram

    01/02/2015 5:35:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 84 replies
    US Magazine ^ | 1/02/15 | Sierra Marquina
    Bold move. Madonna’s been busy on Instagram promoting her upcoming 13th studio album Rebel Hearts by Photoshopping her cover art look onto famous heads like Marilyn Monroe and Homer Simpson. The iconic singer, however, upset fans when she took it a step further and began altering the famous faces of world leaders like civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. and former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela. “This #rebelheart had a dream!” the “Like a Virgin” songstress captioned a Photoshopped image of MLK Jr. on Friday, Jan. 2, replicating her album cover, which features her face tied with black...
  • Obama to rename Africa program for Nelson Mandela (Young African Leaders Initiative re-name?)

    07/27/2014 7:13:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 7/27/14 | Darlene Superville - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A program designed to foster a new generation of young African leaders will be renamed after former South African President Nelson Mandela, the White House said Sunday. President Barack Obama, who has said he was one of the untold millions of people around the world who were inspired by Mandela's life, is set to announce the name change at a town hall-style event on Monday in Washington with several hundred young leaders from across sub-Saharan Africa. The youngsters are participating in the inaugural Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, part of the broader Young African Leaders Initiative...
  • New Evidence Emerges about Nelson Mandela and His Secret Communist Past

    01/20/2014 7:12:36 AM PST · by rktman · 15 replies
    PJMedia ^ | 1/19/2014 | Ron Radosh
    We’ve known for some time that Nelson Mandela was a member of the South African Communist Party. It was hard for fawning liberals to acknowledge the meaning of his membership, so they came up with a narrative explaining it. Their story went something like this: He only briefly joined to get the benefit of their organizational talent, and his membership was rather symbolic, and hardly meaningful. What is important is his steadfast commitment to non-violence, his adherence to political democracy, and the role he played after emerging from prison in the waning days of apartheid.
  • New species of lobster discovered off the coast of South Africa is named after Nelson Mandela

    01/10/2014 1:39:30 PM PST · by EveningStar · 27 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | January 10, 2014 | Sarah Griffiths
    A new species of crustacean has been named in honour of Nelson Mandela. The squat lobster is related to hermit crabs and now has the Latin name Munidopsis mandelai in honour of the South African revolutionary. The sea creature was discovered in a relatively unexplored area of the Southwest Indian Ocean Ridge, off the coast of South Africa, in 2011.
  • Mandela, Churchill and the War for the Future

    12/27/2013 10:48:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 27, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    By their heroes shall you know them. In his eulogy, President Obama put Nelson Mandela in the company of three other heroes: Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, and Abraham Lincoln. What did these men have in common? Three were assassinated, and all four are icons of resistance to white rule over peoples of color. Lincoln waged the bloodiest war in American history that ended slavery. Gandhi advanced the end of British rule in India. King led the civil rights struggle that buried Jim Crow. Mandela was the leader of the revolution that overthrew apartheid. Obama's heroes testify to his...
  • Benjamin Netanyahu Under Fire for Not Bowing Down to Mythical Idol Nelson Mandela

    12/17/2013 7:43:26 AM PST · by juliosevero · 13 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Benjamin Netanyahu Under Fire for Not Bowing Down to Mythical Idol Nelson Mandela By Julio Severo The mainstream international media were chocked when Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres said they would not be attending the funeral of Nelson Mandela in South Africa, citing costs and health reasons. Benjamin Netanyahu In contrast, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas did not miss the funeral. Why so much fuss about it? Russian President Vladimir Putin decided not to attend it, and he has not received the widespread criticism Netanyahu did. For Putin, who was an active leader in the infamous...
  • The Mandela funeral proved Michelle Obama is currently the most powerful person in the world

    12/16/2013 10:45:45 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 20 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-16-13 | The Looking Spoon
    They say "happy wife happy life." While I don't deny the overriding truth to that, I always thought it was sort of obnoxious because it implies that the husbands happiness in a marriage is optional.Then there are times where the husband is indeed happy, and with "Selfiegate" that's precisely the problem...
  • South African president Jacob Zuma loses support over alleged corruption

    12/15/2013 2:01:21 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 2 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Monday, 16 December, 2013, 4:44am | AFP
    As Nelson Mandela was being laid to rest, an opinion poll showed his political heir Jacob Zuma losing support over claims of abuse of public funds. A survey for the Sunday Times newspaper showed 51 per cent of registered voters of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) want the president to resign. The results of the survey conducted by the Ipsos market research company comes in the same week that Zuma was booed at Mandela's memorial service in Soweto. Of the 1,000 ANC voters polled in a representative survey, 33 per cent said they were less likely to vote for...
  • Funeral Spice... Mark Steyn

    12/14/2013 12:41:10 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 16 replies
    NRO ^ | 13 Dec 2013 | Mark Steyn
    ‘I don’t want to be emotional but this is one of the greatest moments of my life,” declared Nelson Mandela upon meeting the Spice Girls in 1997. So I like to think he would have appreciated the livelier aspects of his funeral observances. The Prince of Wales, who was also present on that occasion in Johannesburg, agreed with Mandela on the significance of their summit with the girls: “It is the second-greatest moment in my life,” he said. “The greatest was when I met them the first time.” His Royal Highness and at least two Spice Girls (reports are unclear)...
  • Desmond Tutu: Not invited to Mandela funeral

    12/14/2013 9:04:30 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 14, 2013 11:23 AM EST | Gregory Katz
    Another controversy hit South Africa’s long goodbye to anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela on Saturday when his fellow anti-apartheid foe Desmond Tutu said he had not been accredited as a clergyman at the funeral by the government so would not attend. Mac Maharaj, a spokesman for the South African president Jacob Zuma, insisted that Tutu is on the guest list and that he hopes a solution will be found so Tutu attends. The 82-year-old retired Anglican archbishop of Cape Town indicated he felt he had been snubbed by the current government, with which he has clashed several times in the past....