• reapin505reapin505 Gundams and history. I have nothing else to offer an asteroid rushing to the sunPosts: 4,008 ✭✭✭✭✭
    R.I.P. My mom made me when I was little read about him. Not gonna lie my memory of a lot of what he did has faded, but still R.I.P to one of the greats
    He is an example for the whole humanity.
  • BroddieBroddie gozando y bailando vivo yo NYCPosts: 9,151 ✭✭✭✭✭
    ReppinTime wrote: »

    Damn RIP

    Deadass the first thing that crossed my mind when I heard the news, LMFAO.

  • ShuffingtonShuffington Posts: 3,595 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2013
    RIP all he wanted was pure unrestricted freedom for his people.

    talk about greatness in this age of internet radicals I don't even wanna read the comments here.
  • UndergroundraplegendUndergroundraplegend Posts: 2,247 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I had just done a compare and contrast speech of him and Malcolm X in my Public Speaking Class.

    There ver similar infact X influenced Mandela.
  • thegreatunknownthegreatunknown Posts: 1,320 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What can you say about the man other then the fact he was truly great...the epitome of self sacrifice and courage.
  • thegreatunknownthegreatunknown Posts: 1,320 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2013
  • WhoisDonG???WhoisDonG??? Posts: 2,554 ✭✭✭✭✭
    A Great Man!!!
  • playmaker88playmaker88 Boy, I tell you that's vision Like Tony Romo when he hitting Witten Posts: 65,699 ✭✭✭✭✭
    those Cacs on fox look constipated and uncomfortable when discussing Mandela
  • Iceberg SlickIceberg Slick Posts: 784 ✭✭✭✭
    RIP to an all time great revolutionary
  • CopperCopper The WickPosts: 48,106 ✭✭✭✭✭
    i'm late because those damn ads kept me from signing in or giving reaction but r.i.p. his release from prison had a big impact down here in Miami. the Cubans disliked him because he gave castro props for holding him down all the years he was locked up. when mandela visited in 1989 the Cubans disrespected by protesting. so the blacks boycotted Cuban buisnesses and tourism shutting slowing down economics in Miami. i was 12 when he visited.

    blacks actually got together and did some shit....
  • ShuffingtonShuffington Posts: 3,595 ✭✭✭✭✭
    So how long before the sofa seat black militant internet revolutionaries
    start to tarnish Nelson the God Mandela's imagine.

    Its sad to think but
    You know its coming.
  • MuhannadMuhannad Posts: 3,002 ✭✭✭✭✭
    RIP Mandela. I'm going to see that movie with Idriss Elba playing him. I got nothing but respect for Mandela.
  • a.manna.mann Posts: 19,081 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I have to admit, there is quite a sense of satisfaction
    seeing all these Republicans paying tribute and respect to Mandela

    only to have their ignorant racist Conservative voting base NOW turn on them for doing so

    "Frankenstein's Monster" indeed

  • ChiCityChiCity Stark Bannerman Da NAWFPosts: 26,718 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Why is this stickied?
  • jonojono Right fist = power, left fist = unity Posts: 29,222 ✭✭✭✭✭

    President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama pause at the memorial for President John F. Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery last month.


    President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are scheduled to join tens of thousands of local mourners, dozens of other foreign leaders at the memorial service Tuesday for former South African President Nelson Mandela, the Associated Press reports.

    South African officials told the AP that the crowd would likely surpass the normal seating capacity of Johannesburg's FNB stadium, where security is expected to be tight, as the list of presidents, heads of government, royalty and celebrities continues to grow.

    An estimated 53 heads of state, government and ministers have confirmed attendance with the South African government, officials said Sunday. Also on Sunday, South Africans held a day of prayer and reflection for the country’s first black president, who died on Thursday.

    Beside the Obamas, the AP said, a number of luminaries are scheduled to attend the memorial, including former presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter; U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and his predecessor Kofi Annan; British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Francois Hollande. Peter Gabriel and Bono, celebrities who participated in the anti-apartheid movement, are also expected to attend the memorial.

    BBC News Africa says a smaller number of international dignitaries, including the Prince of Wales, will attend the burial in the Eastern Cape village of Qunu, where the late president grew up.

    "Madiba did not doubt the light. He paved the way for a better future, but he cannot do it alone," Sebastian Roussouw, a priest at Soweto's Regina Mundi Catholic Church, which was a center of the anti-apartheid struggle, told the BBC.

    In Cape Town, the BBC reports, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba called Mandela “a powerful and continuing reminder that individuals have the power to make change happen in the world.”

    Until the funeral on Dec. 15, a number of events will be held to commemorate the leadership of Mandela, who helped navigate the country away from white-minority rule.

    His body will lie in state on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at the heart of the South African government in Pretoria, the BBC says.

    Each morning it will be taken from the mortuary to city hall through the streets of Pretoria. Members of the public have been encouraged to line the route and form a "guard of honour".

    To be sure, the eulogies and memorials might have have made the humble and self-effacing Mandela just a bit uncomfortable.

    "It would be very egotistical of me to say how I would like to be remembered," Mandela said, according to a statement of his relased by the government. "I'd leave that entirely to South Africans. I would just like a simple stone on which is written, 'Mandela'."
  • THIRDSUPREMETHIRDSUPREME Still Coon Killa.... Nigga Home of the SlavesPosts: 6,828 ✭✭✭✭✭
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