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

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    Those who are opposed to the President lowering the U.S. Flag at half mast in memory of Nelson Mandela's death are bitter because:

    1) they judge him based on his past and not his accomplishment as the former President of South Africa;

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    At least Nelson Mandela had a pass to be judged upon.

    To bad Barack Obama doesn't have a pass to be judged upon.

    Obama will be judged by his accomplishments as President. Which aren't many, mostly failures and lies and blaming others for all of his failures.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    Yes, for Winston Churchill and Pope John Paul II.
    Well that settles that then.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    The President of the USA, Barack Obama, said that the flags would be flown at half-staff, that's good enough for me.
    Well we're all different I suppose.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Well we're all different I suppose.



    According to readily available data that is true.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Do you think maybe Mandela was a communist terrorist ?
    LOL no. Even if he was- he served his time in prison for it and the point of prison is generally a punishment.

    All you and the others claiming Mandela was some evil commie terrorist will still claim that despite all the evidence against it. No matter that he rightly or wrongly was sent to prison for 27 years - it will never be enough punishment.

    Hope you never committed any crimes lest you find the same attitude against you - whether you serve punishment or not.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post


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    I thought the Jig was an Irish dance.

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

    PICKENS, S.C. (AP) — Pickens County Sheriff Rick Clark said he won’t lower the flag outside his sheriff’s office to half-staff to honor Nelson Mandela because the South African civil rights leader was not a United States citizen.

    Clark first announced his decision Friday on his Facebook page, writing “Nelson Mandela did great things for his country and was a brave man but he was not an AMERICAN!!!”

    The sheriff confirmed his decision in several interviews Friday.

    Clark said the sheriff’s office American flag was at half-staff Friday to honor a Florence County deputy killed in a wreck and Saturday for Pearl Harbor Day, but will fly at full staff on Sunday and Monday.

    Sheriff In SC Won’t Honor Mandela CBS Charlotte
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    Re: Obama: Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Honor Of Nelson Mandela [W:382]

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    PICKENS, S.C. (AP) — Pickens County Sheriff Rick Clark said he won’t lower the flag outside his sheriff’s office to half-staff to honor Nelson Mandela because the South African civil rights leader was not a United States citizen.

    Clark first announced his decision Friday on his Facebook page, writing “Nelson Mandela did great things for his country and was a brave man but he was not an AMERICAN!!!”

    The sheriff confirmed his decision in several interviews Friday.

    Clark said the sheriff’s office American flag was at half-staff Friday to honor a Florence County deputy killed in a wreck and Saturday for Pearl Harbor Day, but will fly at full staff on Sunday and Monday.

    Sheriff In SC Won’t Honor Mandela CBS Charlotte
    SC, staying classy as always. I see.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    SC, staying classy as always. I see.
    From what the Sheriff says, he is flying the flags at half mast to honor locals that died on our state....
    Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Yahoo! News

    President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered flags to fly at half-staff at the White House and public buildings, with the US in mourning over the death of "close friend" and anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela.

    Obama's proclamation, which also extended to the White House, US foreign missions, military posts, naval stations and military vessels, was valid through sunset on Monday.

    "Today, the United States has lost a close friend, South Africa has lost an incomparable liberator, and the world has lost an inspiration for freedom, justice, and human dignity -- Nelson Mandela is no longer with us, he belongs to the ages," he said in the document.

    "Through his fierce dignity and unbending will to sacrifice his own freedom for the freedom of others, he transformed South Africa -- and moved the entire world.


    For a Communist? Antithesis to Freedom and Liberty?

    And nothing for Maggie Thatcher...nothing

    I truly want to vomit.
    I said it before but it bears repeating. The ONLY reason Mandela was associated with communism for a time was during the years of struggle to end apartheid, the free countries of the world that were founded on the principles of liberty choose to stand in solidarity with brutal subjugation and denial of the rights of citizenship of the majority population by strict iron-fisted enforcement by the minority based on race. He would have preferred to stand with the US, Western Europe, etc. but we were on the side of Apartheid. The only countries offering their support and solidarity were places like Cuba and the Soviets. Then after South Africa gained its freedom, he led South Africa not in not becoming communist government but one based on similar rights and freedoms patterned after the US model.
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