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Tue Dec 10, 2013, 11:11 AM

Pic Of The Moment: Remembering Mandela



Obama's Memorial Speech In Honor Of Madiba




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Reply Pic Of The Moment: Remembering Mandela (Original post)
EarlG Dec 2013 OP
catbyte Dec 2013 #1
lark Dec 2013 #2
Kurovski Dec 2013 #3
hue Dec 2013 #4
lastlib Dec 2013 #5
shireen Dec 2013 #6
dickthegrouch Dec 2013 #7
Hekate Dec 2013 #8
Cha Dec 2013 #9
BlancheSplanchnik Dec 2013 #10
rug Dec 2013 #11
tavalon Dec 2013 #16
rafeh1 Dec 2013 #12
AllyCat Dec 2013 #15
rafeh1 Dec 2013 #18
struggle4progress Dec 2013 #13
AllyCat Dec 2013 #14
tavalon Dec 2013 #17

Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 12:42 PM

1. Beautiful.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 12:47 PM

2. Beautiful and so touching

I've got tears in my eyes right now, WOW!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 01:04 PM

3. K&R. (nt)

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 01:24 PM

4. I sooo love this!! Much thanks to Madiba and Pres. Obama for true leadership!!!!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 01:50 PM

5. A Great tribute to one Great man from another.

For Mandiba, and for Peace in the world:

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 01:53 PM

6. Thanks for the quote EarlG

I can't watch the video right now, nor could I watch the memorial service even tho' I was awake this morning. Too heartwrenching.



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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 02:26 PM

7. I loved the dog whistle

"Not afraid to compromise for the sake of a greater good".

GOP: You need to compromise on allowing the taxpayer to pay for your wasteful wars.
You need to compromise on subsidizing people, like me, who have no job and no prospects over the holiday period and for the longer term, by extending federal unemployment again.
You need to compromise on debt ceiling arrangements while the economy continues to recover so slowly.
You need to compromise on filling federal appointments.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 03:00 PM

8. That brought me chills and tears. TY so much, EarlG, for the quote and the link. nt

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 03:41 PM

9. Mahalo EarlG.. it was a brilliant tribute to a beyond

brilliant Madiba!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 05:26 PM

10. thank you.

*choked up*

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 06:04 PM

11. Invictus

 

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.


William Ernest Henley

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Response to rug (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 11, 2013, 10:58 AM

16. Thank you for the full quote

I haven't watched the video yet, but seeing those words and being reminded of how great and gentle and good a man Mandela was puts my puny difficulties into perspective. Not that it's a competition. And thank the Goddess for that, for not on my best day was I ever the amazing human that he was. The world was blessed to have had him.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2013, 12:31 AM

12. the demons change but the demonization doesn't..

One mans terrorist is another mans freedom fighter. In international relations the demons change but the demonization doesn't. During the 80's President Reagan feted the Afghan Mujaheddin as freedom fighters. In the 90's Bill Clinton bombed them as terrorists and in 2001 George Bush invaded Afghanistan to eliminate them.

Vietnamese resistance movement guerrillas (Vietcong) were termed as terrorists in the 60's. Now Intel has a factory in Vietnam and we have great relations with the same people.

In other words the demons change but the demonization doesn't..

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Response to rafeh1 (Reply #12)

Wed Dec 11, 2013, 09:34 AM

15. Who is the demon/demonizer in thie speech? To you?

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Response to AllyCat (Reply #15)

Fri Dec 13, 2013, 05:35 PM

18. the demons change but the demonization doesn't..

the demons are made by the demonizers in the media. there are no demons. Nelson Mandela was classified as a terrorist in the 80's now he is eulogized as man of peace. In reality Mandela was a freedom fighter who struggled for the people of south Africa.

My point is not to take the media demonizations too seriously. Saddam was a strong willed leader when he was attacking Iran. Then he was baited into Kuwait and bashed as Hitler incarnate. Saddam was neither completely evil nor nor pure leader.

dont you get it?

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2013, 04:39 AM

13. That was a fond good-bye

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2013, 09:33 AM

14. Lovely. I have goose bumps.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2013, 11:20 AM

17. Truly stirring

This President rivals almost any other for his ability to hit just the right note. He is an amazing speaker and I'm glad he was one of the speakers at the memorial. I could have done without the pouty baby shrub, but that whole speech went over his head anyway.

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