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Nelson Mandela dies age 95

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by knumbskull, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. knumbskull


    Jul 28, 2007
    RIP. Sad day but a good age nonetheless.
  2. Steve


    Aug 10, 2001
    an amazing life. RIP
  3. GregC

    GregC Johnny and Joe Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    RIP.:( A courageous man of conviction.
  4. It's impossible to travel around South Africa and not be constantly reminded of Mandela's role in shaping a new nation out of one at war with itself.

    They will be grieving more there than anywhere else, but celebrating his life as well.

    The world has lost one of it's most inspirational citizens.
  5. pedroims


    Dec 19, 2007
    RIP . A great man. I spent three months in Cape Town in 2010, I had the opportunity not only of visiting Robben Island but I also walked on the beaches that were forbidden for the black people but thanks to Nelson now they are open to everybody.
  6. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    RIP. The passing of a legend. Go in peace oh great one.

  7. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    the world needs more like him. RIP, Nelson
  8. WoodyG3


    May 6, 2003
    Colorado, USA
    One Man, In the Name of Love.
  9. Timmah

    Timmah Supporting Member

    May 19, 2011
    Quoted for truth.

    Also, another applicable U2 song:

    The world lost one of it's greatest men today.
  10. Bob Lee (QSC)

    Bob Lee (QSC) In case you missed it, I work for QSC Audio! Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 3, 2001
    Costa Mesa, Calif.
    Technical Communications Developer, QSC Audio
    I remember watching him on a live TV news broadcast in 1990, walking out of Victor Verster Prison. I think it was CNN.

    But yet to come was even more remarkable. You'd think after 27 years of imprisonment like that he'd be justified in being angry, bitter, resentful, and vengeful. He exhibited none of that, only grace and conciliation. What strength! The blood and souls of many chipped away at apartheid, but this man's noble spirit broke it down for good.
  11. Beersurgeon


    Jul 16, 2010
    Great man!
  12. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Banned

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
    Very, very sad.

    How ironic that the 'celebrity death' thread is still going.

    Anyone who doesn't have a little heaviness in their heart at this news has no heart at all.
  13. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are. Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 11, 2008
    the Intergalactic Mind Space
    Song Surgeon sofware
    R.I.P. Mr. Mandela. Long live your cause.
    Peace, brother to us all. :crying:
  14. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    He's even on the front page of ESPN.com. Such a cool guy.

  15. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    I get chills just looking at that pic. Time to watch Invictus tonight.

  16. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Rest in peace. Job well done. You left this place much better than you found it.