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    Default Nelson Mandela: The World Loses an Icon.

    So a Paul Walker thread pops up in no time, but Nelson Mandela not getting any love?! Geez Louise you guys! Lol


    The things this guy had gone through, in order to make other peoples lives better is absolutely incredible.
    If there was ever someone in our lifetime to be revered as a true inspirational leader in the face of absolute hell, its this guy -


    The World is better off because of him being here, and worse off for his loss.
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    It's a funny thing... the world today, is the way it is, because of people like Mandela...

    and most people wouldn't even know it..

    there was a time... not even all that long ago... like, the 90s... that it truly fucking SUCKED to be a coloured person..

    nowadays we live in a world of media sensationalized racism... but no real racism...

    Rodney King got the FUCK beat out of him simply for being black....

    those days are gone... because society has changed... and most people can't even appreciate the kind souls who nurtured that change.

    RIP Madiba

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    My wife had an opportunity to meet him and shake his hand when she was little in one of his only trips to Canada. Still to this day she remember's that day so vividly. Such a significant loss, but his legacy will live on.

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    Quote Dr. James Naismith wrote: View Post
    My wife had an opportunity to meet him and shake his hand when she was little in one of his only trips to Canada. Still to this day she remember's that day so vividly. Such a significant loss, but his legacy will live on.
    Wow. That's like meeting Jesus or Buddha to some people. Thats amazing.

    I guess we just have to be thankful that he was able to live until 95yo, and wasn't assassinated like so many other great visionaries.
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    Being a quarter South African, this touches home. One of the few people I ever wanted to actually meet. rip
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    Quote joey_hesketh wrote: View Post
    So a Paul Walker thread pops up in no time, but Nelson Mandela not getting any love?! Geez Louise you guys! Lol


    The things this guy had gone through, in order to make other peoples lives better is absolutely incredible.
    If there was ever someone in our lifetime to be revered as a true inspirational leader in the face of absolute hell, its this guy -


    The World is better off because of him being here, and worse off for his loss.
    Two things.. One:He was 95. Two: He wasn't 40 and did not die a tragic death.

    Anyways,

    RIP.
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    Quote heinz57 wrote: View Post
    It's a funny thing... the world today, is the way it is, because of people like Mandela...

    and most people wouldn't even know it..

    there was a time... not even all that long ago... like, the 90s... that it truly fucking SUCKED to be a coloured person..

    nowadays we live in a world of media sensationalized racism... but no real racism...

    Rodney King got the FUCK beat out of him simply for being black....

    those days are gone... because society has changed... and most people can't even appreciate the kind souls who nurtured that change.

    RIP Madiba

    I sense you're just being hyperbolic and weren't completely serious. But, really? The 90's? If you're referring to the continent that we live on, that's not really at all true.
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    He was becoming forgotten in many ways, I only hope his death, and subsequent memorial media will only not just remind people of who he was as a man, and what he believed in, but magnify it immensely. Often our hero's are made much larger in death, Nelson Mandela, and his message, will hopefully become that much more accessible and widespread now.

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    Quote LBF wrote: View Post
    Two things.. One:He was 95. Two: He wasn't 40 and did not die a tragic death.

    Anyways,

    RIP.
    not sure that was the theme of that post bud... know what im saying?

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    not sure that was the theme of that post bud... know what im saying?

    Yeah, pal. I know what you're saying, but then why was it thrown in there at all, buddy? It's a bit of an unnecessary jab at Walker and the poster who made the thread about him, you know what I'm saying, friendo?
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    Quote LBF wrote: View Post
    Two things.. One:He was 95. Two: He wasn't 40 and did not die a tragic death.

    Anyways,

    RIP.
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    Yeah, pal. I know what you're saying, but then why was it thrown in there at all, buddy? It's a bit of an unnecessary jab at Walker and the poster who made the thread about him, you know what I'm saying, friendo?
    Seriously LBF? Like seriously?
    I know you're younger and may not appreciate the magnitude of this, but you really can't compare Paul Walker to Nelson Mandela... and that is in no way taking a 'jab' at Walker.

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    I sense you're just being hyperbolic and weren't completely serious. But, really? The 90's? If you're referring to the continent that we live on, that's not really at all true.
    When were you born LBF? '93? Something like that? I'm not sure that gives you much basis to speak to the state of society at the time. When Mandela was released from Prison in 1990, the world was a MUCH different place then it is now.
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    I was thinking of starting this thread yesterday but then I'm like nah if you guys cared then someone would have started it before me (since im hardly on these boards)

    but honestly this man has inspired so many, hope his legacy lives on. He was a great man and seeing him in and out of the hospital during the summer knowing that his time was coming....(lost honestly i have no words)...at least he's at rest now.

    and yall might be like she doesn't even know what shes taking bout, well I do i know I wasn't born back then but hey i respect this man dearly. without him who know where we might be, the world would have been a whole different place

    as far as Paul Walker is concerned, how are you comparing a fuckin leader to a guy on a tv.... get real LBF your smarter than that
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    Good comments man. I am white and I still think the black man gets "fucked" lol.
    All kidding aside, the trolls on the internet prove to me that pure racism still exists and it is no different now than it was in the '90's. Oh Trayvon too. I wear a hoodie all the time and I am white and I bet any money that I would of lived through that senario.
    The day that people are not judged by skin pigmentation is still far off in the future.
    But alas, this is a BB site so i will keep this short.
    RIP, Nelson. You were a KING.

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    Quote heinz57 wrote: View Post
    It's a funny thing... the world today, is the way it is, because of people like Mandela...

    and most people wouldn't even know it..

    there was a time... not even all that long ago... like, the 90s... that it truly fucking SUCKED to be a coloured person..

    nowadays we live in a world of media sensationalized racism... but no real racism...

    Rodney King got the FUCK beat out of him simply for being black....

    those days are gone... because society has changed... and most people can't even appreciate the kind souls who nurtured that change.

    RIP Madiba
    Good comments man. I am white and I still think the black man gets "fucked" lol.
    All kidding aside, the trolls on the internet prove to me that pure racism still exists and it is no different now than it was in the '90's. Oh Trayvon too. I wear a hoodie all the time and I am white and I bet any money that I would of lived through that senario.
    The day that people are not judged by skin pigmentation is still far off in the future.
    But alas, this is a BB site so i will keep this short.
    RIP, Nelson. You were a KING.

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    Quote LBF wrote: View Post
    I sense you're just being hyperbolic and weren't completely serious. But, really? The 90's? If you're referring to the continent that we live on, that's not really at all true.
    If you aren't coloured and you didn't grow up in the 90's (grow up, not born) then you shouldn't be talking.
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    Quote LBF wrote: View Post
    Yeah, pal. I know what you're saying, but then why was it thrown in there at all, buddy? It's a bit of an unnecessary jab at Walker and the poster who made the thread about him, you know what I'm saying, friendo?
    I was gonna reply, but then I read the posts after this, that completely devastated yours.

    Let that be a lesson Brah!



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    Quote LBF wrote: View Post
    I sense you're just being hyperbolic and weren't completely serious. But, really? The 90's? If you're referring to the continent that we live on, that's not really at all true.
    im not only referring to the continent we live on, but also the city we live in. the 90s fucking SUCKED to be a minority in.

    it was a funny period of white people thinking coloured people should just "get over" the previous decades of bullshit... but still being treated like second class citizens.

    in the 90s, cabs wouldn't stop for black people. this isn't just a funny racial joke... they literally WOULD NOT stop for black people. my friends used to have to hide, while they sent me out to flag down a cab, because i'm indian-ish and thus less of a threat... and when the cab stopped... they'd rush the door. god forbid you had to go to parkdale or regent park.. you'd have to get into a fist fight with the driver to get there..

    the 90s were horrible.

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