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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:42 PM

pass gently, giant

By chipsticks
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http://theobamadiary.com/



A large crowd of supporters sing the South African national anthem outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria where former President Nelson Mandela is being treated

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BBC: South African President Jacob Zuma has cancelled a trip to Mozambique on Thursday after visiting former leader Nelson Mandela, 94, who remains critically ill in a Pretoria hospital.

Mr Mandela, South Africa’s first black president, has been in hospital since 8 June with a recurring lung infection.

Mr Zuma was briefed by doctors who were doing everything possible to ensure Mr Mandela’s well-being, a statement said.

On Tuesday, a cleric prayed for Mr Mandela’s “peaceful end”….




More here
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-23076057

South African President Jacob Zuma has cancelled a trip to Mozambique on Thursday after visiting former leader Nelson Mandela, 94, who remains critically ill in a Pretoria hospital.


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Reply pass gently, giant (Original post)
sheshe2 Jun 2013 OP
malaise Jun 2013 #1
sheshe2 Jun 2013 #2
HappyMe Jun 2013 #3
H2O Man Jun 2013 #4
sheshe2 Jun 2013 #6
Tierra_y_Libertad Jun 2013 #5
dixiegrrrrl Jun 2013 #7
struggle4progress Jun 2013 #10
sheshe2 Jun 2013 #24
Hekate Jun 2013 #8
sheshe2 Jun 2013 #26
Xyzse Jun 2013 #9
erpowers Jun 2013 #12
Xyzse Jun 2013 #14
Hekate Jun 2013 #28
Xyzse Jun 2013 #29
Xyzse Jun 2013 #15
erpowers Jun 2013 #27
Kurovski Jun 2013 #11
Scurrilous Jun 2013 #13
Mopar151 Jun 2013 #16
BlancheSplanchnik Jun 2013 #20
patrice Jun 2013 #17
sheshe2 Jun 2013 #23
sarge43 Jun 2013 #18
BlancheSplanchnik Jun 2013 #19
one_voice Jun 2013 #21
mountain grammy Jun 2013 #22
bunnies Jun 2013 #25

Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:44 PM

1. He's already on life support

He's passing.

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Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:45 PM

2. Tears~

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:47 PM

3. ....

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:52 PM

4. A truly great man.

I think very highly of Nelson Mandela. His book "Long Walk to Freedom" is required reading for people of conscience.

A few years back, my telephone rang, waking me at about 3 am. It was Dr. Rubin Carter, calling; Mandela and Rubin were busy trying to assist in creating peaceful resoltion to the hatred and violence in the Middle East region.

Mandela wrote the foreword to Rubin's book "Eye of the Hurricane," which was published last year. I have a nice photograph of the two men greeting each other.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:57 PM

6. I have not read

the book H2O Man.
I believe it is time that I pick it up, thank you.

Treasure that photograph, always.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:56 PM

5. Nelson Mandela removed from US terror list - The Telegraph/UK (2008)

 

Terra! Terra! Terra!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/southafrica/2233256/Nelson-Mandela-removed-from-US-terror-list.html



George W Bush signed the bill in time for the Nobel Peace Prize winner's 90th birthday on July 18. Ronald Reagan had originally placed the ANC on the list in the 1980s .

When a similar bill passed the House of Representatives last month, Barbara Lee, a California Democrat who co-sponsored it, said she was "especially pleased we are taking this important step to finally right this inexcusable wrong."

In April, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice urged a Senate committee to remove the restrictions on the ANC party, calling it a "rather embarrassing matter that I still have to waive in my own counterpart, the foreign minister of South Africa, not to mention the great leader Nelson Mandela."

Prior to the removal of his name from the watch list Mr Mandela had to get special certification from the US secretary of state that he is not a terrorist in order to visit the country.

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 02:21 PM

7. That is too embarrassing for words....

Sadly, the list does not surprise me.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:31 PM

10. It was intended, I think, to cripple the anti-apartheid movement. The ANC did excellent

international outreach, and it was often easy to bring ANC representatives to anti-apartheid events

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:26 PM

24. That was truly a shameful part of history~

Nelson Mandela and his African National Congress party have been removed from the US terror watch list.
6:45AM BST 02 Jul 2008
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/southafrica/2233256/Nelson-Mandela-removed-from-US-terror-list.html


I believe that is the only thing that I can thank bush for.

Thank you, Tierra.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:26 PM

8. ~~~*~~~

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Response to Hekate (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:40 PM

26. ~~~

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:28 PM

9. Oh man... This sucks

I will probably listen to Nelson Mandela's favorite fairy tales on my drive home.

He has done a lot of good in his life.

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Response to Xyzse (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:33 PM

12. What Are They?

What are Nelson Mandela's favorite fairy tales?

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Response to erpowers (Reply #12)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:37 PM

14. I bought this CD a while back:: It is his favorite African Folk Tales

http://www.amazon.com/Nelson-Mandelas-Favorite-African-Folktales/dp/0393329909/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1372361706&sr=8-1&keywords=nelson+mandela+fairy+tales

They have a bunch of different people doing the reading.
Whoopi Goldberg is in there and it has a preface from Desmond Tutu.

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Response to Xyzse (Reply #14)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:16 PM

28. Thanks for telling about this

I'm looking it up right now.

Hekate

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Response to Hekate (Reply #28)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:00 PM

29. It is pretty good.

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Response to erpowers (Reply #12)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:56 PM

15. Oh, my apologies, here is the list:

List - Narrated By:

The Ring of the King - Alan Rickman(Snape)
Asmodeus and the Bottler of Djinns - Whoopi Goldberg
Mpipidi and the Motlopi Tree - Matt Damon and Vusi Mahlasela
The Message - Charlize Theron
Sakunaka, The Handsome Young Man - Latanya Richardson Jackson and Vusi Mahlasela
Wolf and the Jackal and the Barrell of Butter - Hugh Jackman
The Sultan's Daughter - Blair Underwood
The Mother who Turned to Dust - Helen Mirren and Vusi Mahlasela
Fesito Goes to Market - Don Cheadle
Nansi Indaba(Here is the Story) - Johnny Cleg

It is pretty awesome!

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Response to Xyzse (Reply #15)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:55 PM

27. No Problem

It was nice to see the CD.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:31 PM

11. An incredibly powerful man who achieved an enormous goal.

A remarkable human giant in an age of selfish cowards.

After 28 years in a wretched prison, I am happy he got to live a long life. He has earned that and more.

He literally defeated human evil.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:36 PM

13. K & R

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:58 PM

16. It is is in the shelter of each other that the people live (Irish Proverb)

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Response to Mopar151 (Reply #16)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:14 PM

20. Irish proverb, American eclectic folk musician in NYC

Celebrating the African Spiritual Teacher.....


So perfect

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:04 PM

17. I wish there were an English equivalent for "Wah Guru!" It roughly translates to: Celebratory thanks

for this great and wise teacher and a teacher in the Hindu tradition helps the divine in each of us to recognize the divine in others.

Nelson Mandela is such a teacher.

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Response to patrice (Reply #17)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:50 PM

23. "the divine in each of us to recognize the divine in others. ~"

That is simply beautiful patrice.

I thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing that.



“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:10 PM

18. "Let freedom reign.

The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement."

Nelson Mendela, one of freedom's most noble champions

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:11 PM

19. ...prayers

And tears

We will miss you......

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:19 PM

21. A true hero...

pass gently.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:22 PM

22. Hard to imagine the world without Nelson Mandela.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:31 PM

25. ((()))

 

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