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    re: Obama: Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Honor Of Nelson Mandela [W:382]

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    I never realized until the last couple of days how much the right absolutely hated Nelson Mandela.
    It's not just Mandela..The rightists will have the knives out for Bush-43 again since he announced he will be going with the Obamas..
    GWB did great things in Africa with Aids, though rightists will find fault with Mandela on that statement also .
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    re: Obama: Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Honor Of Nelson Mandela [W:382]

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Here is the reg which includes foreign dignitaries. If memory serves me right, the the U.S. flag was flown at half mast on Churchill death, the death of one of the Popes and a couple of others.

    http://www.va.gov/opa/publications/c.../halfstaff.pdf
    And from your PDF:

    in the event of a death of a member or former member of the federal, state or territorial government or judiciary.
    I note the later mentioned foreign dignitaries, but again, those who have been included have a significant connection to the US.

    AND, that is not the reg, just an explanation as to why we fly at half staff.
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    re: Obama: Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Honor Of Nelson Mandela [W:382]

    Hey Pero..I'm wondering what it was like around here when Ted Kennedy died, if this Mandela stuff is any indication..
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    It is probably until Monday.
    I'm sure GOP Politicians will have the continued gag order on for their own good .
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    re: Obama: Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Honor Of Nelson Mandela [W:382]

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    So, your list is two people, both of which have significant connection to the US and it's people. I'll repeat that even they should not have been honored so.
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    re: Obama: Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Honor Of Nelson Mandela [W:382]

    We all know what you will do..
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    It will be interesting to see what Obama does if Castro dies on his watch.
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    re: Obama: Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Honor Of Nelson Mandela [W:382]

    The only people who oppose this are in an extremist minority that are stuck in a cold war mentality with wilful ignorance and vintage information.

    Black, White, Indians and coloreds, the vast majority of us, South Africans united mourn him because we, having lived there, and lived through the transition recognize what he did for our country.






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    re: Obama: Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Honor Of Nelson Mandela [W:382]

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Who cares if Mandela had a picture of Obama? What the **** does Jane Fonda have to do with anything? Jesus Christ, either stick to the subject or don't post.
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    re: Obama: Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Honor Of Nelson Mandela [W:382]

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    So, your list is two people, both of which have significant connection to the US and it people. I'll repeat that even they should not have been honored so.
    OK. I disagree, and I feel that Mandela has been meaningful enough to the entire world that honoring him in this way is not out of line.
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    re: Obama: Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Honor Of Nelson Mandela [W:382]

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    What about him.
    I always thought he was the heart and soul of that team. His determination lit the other players.

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    re: Obama: Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Honor Of Nelson Mandela [W:382]

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    True, I guess I should know better than to expect him to engage in meaningful discussion, rather than just mindlessly smear anything he regards as "leftist."
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