I'm watching the Mandela Memorial Now

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mamallama
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I'm watching the Mandela Memorial Now

Very interesting. The largest assemblage of World Leaders in the history of the world.

Quite a tribute to a man who some say is a terrorist.

Obama will speak later.

Camediadude
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mamallama wrote:

Very interesting. The largest assemblage of World Leaders in the history of the world.

Quite a tribute to a man who some say is a terrorist.

Obama will speak later.

Got evidence proving that this is "THE largest" such assemblage? I'm actually curious, not purposely trying to be a D here and bust your balls, but you did make a point to emphasize this supposed 'fact' in bold hyperbole.

Cause all I can find so far are casual media mentions pointing out that this is ONE OF the largest such gatherings in recent times, which is obvious.

RobertSigmund
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mamallama wrote:

Very interesting. The largest assemblage of World Leaders in the history of the world.

Quite a tribute to a man who some say is a terrorist.

Obama will speak later.

Maybe "was" a terrorist. His real greatness lies in the transformation of South Africa into "the rainbow nation". Just consider the dreadful alternatives: an internationally isolated Apartheid Regime, a Civil War, or a Mugabe-style government.

He was able to overcome his negative sentiments, and even those of others.

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Don_D
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RobertSigmund wrote:

mamallama wrote:

Very interesting. The largest assemblage of World Leaders in the history of the world.

Quite a tribute to a man who some say is a terrorist.

Obama will speak later.

Maybe "was" a terrorist. His real greatness lies in the transformation of South Africa into "the rainbow nation". Just consider the dreadful alternatives: an internationally isolated Apartheid Regime, a Civil War, or a Mugabe-style government.

He was able to overcome his negative sentiments, and even those of others.

There's a lesson for us all....present company included... 

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You know how many liberals felt sort of sick to the stomach upon witnessing the way Reagan was paraded around and praised with much treacle and retrospective congratulatory pomp after he died?

Well, I think I might now know that feel. Global leftist media outlets look as though they can't possibly have their noses stuffed any further up Mandela's stiff embalmed behind.

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mamallama wrote:

Very interesting. The largest assemblage of World Leaders in the history of the world.

Quite a tribute to a man who some say is a terrorist.

Give us a break, we covered that a few days ago on this forum.

But yes, I have watched a a few minutes and it is a funeral that only Africans can celebrate like that. Amazing.

Obama will speak later.

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I'm watching a Total Gym Infomercial on NGW, much more interesting.

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mamallama wrote:

Very interesting. The largest assemblage of World Leaders in the history of the world.

Quite a tribute to a man who some say is a terrorist.

Obama will speak later.

This is an opportunity to kill a really large number of presidents and prime ministers in one go.
Inasmuch as Israel is not represented, will they nuke the stadium and declare Israel now runs the planet ?

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JulesJ
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Camediadude wrote:

You know how many liberals felt sort of sick to the stomach upon witnessing the way Reagan was paraded around and praised with much treacle and retrospective congratulatory pomp after he died?

Well, I think I might now know that feel. Global leftist media outlets look as though they can't possibly have their noses stuffed any further up Mandela's stiff embalmed behind.

Ok we get your caustic and cynical message. Now move on and let those that respect this man, which is the majority, enjoy it.

Don_D
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Dude.....
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Camediadude wrote:

You know how many liberals felt sort of sick to the stomach upon witnessing the way Reagan was paraded around and praised with much treacle and retrospective congratulatory pomp after he died?

Well, I think I might now know that feel. Global leftist media outlets look as though they can't possibly have their noses stuffed any further up Mandela's stiff embalmed behind.

At this time of mourning and coming together of many people from all parts of the world to pay tribute to an extraordinary man, don't you feel like you're a bit of a sht for trying to turn this into a "political us versus them"?

Can you not just sit back and show some class or grace?

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LeRentier
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Camediadude wrote:

You know how many liberals felt sort of sick to the stomach upon witnessing the way Reagan was paraded around and praised with much treacle and retrospective congratulatory pomp after he died?

Well, I think I might now know that feel. Global leftist media outlets look as though they can't possibly have their noses stuffed any further up Mandela's stiff embalmed behind.

In my book Gandhi and Mandela were the two greatest men of their century.

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Don_D wrote:

Camediadude wrote:

You know how many liberals felt sort of sick to the stomach upon witnessing the way Reagan was paraded around and praised with much treacle and retrospective congratulatory pomp after he died?

Well, I think I might now know that feel. Global leftist media outlets look as though they can't possibly have their noses stuffed any further up Mandela's stiff embalmed behind.

At this time of mourning and coming together of many people from all parts of the world to pay tribute to an extraordinary man, don't you feel like you're a bit of a sht for trying to turn this into a "political us versus them"?

Can you not just sit back and show some class or grace?

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If you don't similarly condemn Frenchy's disgraceful and downright dumb comment above about the stadium getting nuked in order so ze evil jooz can rule the world, with which my comments seem absolutely brimming with class and grace in comparison, then you yourself are not only a bit of a sht, but also a double-standard-bearing hypocrite one, which is even worse.

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Camediadude wrote:

Don_D wrote:

Camediadude wrote:

You know how many liberals felt sort of sick to the stomach upon witnessing the way Reagan was paraded around and praised with much treacle and retrospective congratulatory pomp after he died?

Well, I think I might now know that feel. Global leftist media outlets look as though they can't possibly have their noses stuffed any further up Mandela's stiff embalmed behind.

At this time of mourning and coming together of many people from all parts of the world to pay tribute to an extraordinary man, don't you feel like you're a bit of a sht for trying to turn this into a "political us versus them"?

Can you not just sit back and show some class or grace?

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If you don't similarly condemn Frenchy's disgraceful and downright dumb comment above about the stadium getting nuked in order so ze evil jooz can rule the earth, which my comments seem absolutely brimming with class and grace in comparison to, then you yourself are not only a bit of a sht, but also a double-standard-bearing hypocrite, which is even worse.

The outrageous comment about the stadium being nuked was said in jest, a nuance apparently lost on you.

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John Simpson, veteran Senior Foreign BBC Correspondence who has met and heard just about every world leader (including Idi Amin!) speak, said that this was the best speech he had heard Obama make.

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A Giant of History.

I have been in America for the Olympics many years ago and experienced completely biased reporting in that only American competitors were really mentioned. As a Brit I hardly heard them mentioned even when they won important contests. I guess the coverage of this funeral will be similar and only Obama's visit focussed on. Am I right?

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LeRentier wrote:

Camediadude wrote:

You know how many liberals felt sort of sick to the stomach upon witnessing the way Reagan was paraded around and praised with much treacle and retrospective congratulatory pomp after he died?

Well, I think I might now know that feel. Global leftist media outlets look as though they can't possibly have their noses stuffed any further up Mandela's stiff embalmed behind.

In my book Gandhi and Mandela were the two greatest men of their century.

I agree.

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rb59020 wrote:

I'm watching a Total Gym Infomercial on NGW, much more interesting.

That's because you are a tosser. You now won't have this experience to share with your kids, if you are ever lucky enough to have any.

Camediadude
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Don_D wrote:

Camediadude wrote:

Don_D wrote:

Camediadude wrote:

You know how many liberals felt sort of sick to the stomach upon witnessing the way Reagan was paraded around and praised with much treacle and retrospective congratulatory pomp after he died?

Well, I think I might now know that feel. Global leftist media outlets look as though they can't possibly have their noses stuffed any further up Mandela's stiff embalmed behind.

At this time of mourning and coming together of many people from all parts of the world to pay tribute to an extraordinary man, don't you feel like you're a bit of a sht for trying to turn this into a "political us versus them"?

Can you not just sit back and show some class or grace?

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Don

If you don't similarly condemn Frenchy's disgraceful and downright dumb comment above about the stadium getting nuked in order so ze evil jooz can rule the earth, which my comments seem absolutely brimming with class and grace in comparison to, then you yourself are not only a bit of a sht, but also a double-standard-bearing hypocrite, which is even worse.

The outrageous comment about the stadium being nuked was said in jest, a nuance apparently lost on you.

No, that was not lost on me, I just found it to be neither funny nor tasteful, you smug arrogant hypocrite.

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Camediadude wrote:

Don_D wrote:

Camediadude wrote:

Don_D wrote:

Camediadude wrote:

You know how many liberals felt sort of sick to the stomach upon witnessing the way Reagan was paraded around and praised with much treacle and retrospective congratulatory pomp after he died?

Well, I think I might now know that feel. Global leftist media outlets look as though they can't possibly have their noses stuffed any further up Mandela's stiff embalmed behind.

At this time of mourning and coming together of many people from all parts of the world to pay tribute to an extraordinary man, don't you feel like you're a bit of a sht for trying to turn this into a "political us versus them"?

Can you not just sit back and show some class or grace?

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Don

If you don't similarly condemn Frenchy's disgraceful and downright dumb comment above about the stadium getting nuked in order so ze evil jooz can rule the earth, which my comments seem absolutely brimming with class and grace in comparison to, then you yourself are not only a bit of a sht, but also a double-standard-bearing hypocrite, which is even worse.

The outrageous comment about the stadium being nuked was said in jest, a nuance apparently lost on you.

No, that was not lost on me, I just found it to be neither funny nor tasteful, you smug arrogant hypocrite.

You probably need a very good interpreter to get the point but, whenever I hear about large numbers of world leaders gathering, I think of this song :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eryzp0Pklc8&hd=1

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