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Offline Gozza

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Nelson Mandela Passes
« on: December 06, 2013, 01:15:20 PM »
 :'(
One of the most iconic figures in political history. Leaves a huge legacy. RIP.

Thoughts.
« Last Edit: December 06, 2013, 01:18:48 PM by Raydan »

Offline Baggers

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Re: Nelson Mandela Passes
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2013, 03:29:35 PM »
Giant. All class. Pure courage. Stood strong and tall for the most important values confronting humanity.

R.I.P. great man, great spirit.
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Offline Mantis

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Re: Nelson Mandela Passes
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2013, 08:31:34 PM »
He was a legend and has done more for mankind than millions have before him. He will always be remembered and respected by almost all. The shame was him being so sick for such a long time. I think he got sick way back when he was still in prison. I wish his family the best and hope others can follow in his footsteps. R.I.P
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Offline Gointocarlton

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Re: Nelson Mandela Passes
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2013, 09:25:39 PM »
The world is poorer tonight, RIP Great Man.
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Offline DJC

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Re: Nelson Mandela Passes
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2013, 10:59:56 PM »
It's all been said before and I'm not going to attempt an original tribute.

I think the best story today was Malcolm Fraser talking about his first meeting with Nelson Mandela when the latter was still incarcerated.  Mandela's first words to Fraser were, "Mr Fraser, tell me, is Don Bradman still alive?"

Anyone who can maintain an interest in cricket and the health of the Don after three decades in a political prison must have tremendous resilience!

RIP Madiba - the world is a better place for your wisdom and compassion.
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Offline flyboy77

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Re: Nelson Mandela Passes
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2013, 11:06:09 PM »
Went out to Robben Island a few years back, a very sobering place...... our 'guide' on the day was a former prisoner who had spent a lazy 17 years in that hell hole....

God only knows what those (white) people were thinking back then....? Staggering.

RIP Nelson Mandela.
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Re: Nelson Mandela Passes
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2013, 11:28:17 PM »
Flags flew at half mast around the world today (US/UK and many others)... but not Australia. Someone made the decision to NOT fly our flag at parliament house at half mast.  :-X :-[ :-X
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Offline LordLucifer

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Re: Nelson Mandela Passes
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2013, 11:31:48 AM »
Really good bloke, sad day around the world really.
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Offline thomas

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Re: Nelson Mandela Passes
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2013, 12:05:42 PM »
Flags flew at half mast around the world today (US/UK and many others)... but not Australia. Someone made the decision to NOT fly our flag at parliament house at half mast.  :-X :-[ :-X

Definitely not Malcolm Fraser.

 

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