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Nelson Mandela on life support,
court documents show

Associated Press, by Jason Straziuso

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Posted By:Emerson, 7/4/2013 4:13:23 PM

JOHANNESBURG — Nelson Mandela is being kept alive by a breathing machine and faces "impending death," court documents show, as his family gravesite was restored Thursday. Mandela´s health is "perilous" and he is being kept alive by life support, according to documents filed in the court case that resulted in the remains of the former president´s three deceased children being reburied Thursday in their original graves. "The anticipation of his impending death is based on real and substantial grounds," the court filing said. "He's basically gone," said Charlene Smith, an authorized biographer of

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Halfvast Conspirator, 7/4/2013 4:22:13 PM     (No. 9409040)

Generalissimo Francisco Franco is pulling for him

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Reply 2 - Posted by: socaworld, 7/4/2013 4:31:29 PM     (No. 9409055)

Someone help me out here, please: who was the last President to be out of the country on Independence Day?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: lakerman1, 7/4/2013 4:54:14 PM     (No. 9409075)

When Mayor Daley of Chicago died at his desk at city hall, back in the 1970s, no one knew what to do, so he was left sitting, deceased, for about two hours.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: lil dotty, 7/4/2013 5:05:11 PM     (No. 9409083)

#2 Might have been W. Wilson in 1919. He spent Independence Day on the USS Washington, Because the ship was sovereign property of US I would cut him some slack and call him present´

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Reply 5 - Posted by: lil dotty, 7/4/2013 5:15:32 PM     (No. 9409091)

Or Roosevelt in 1934 who vacationed in the Bahamas



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Reply 6 - Posted by: harper, 7/4/2013 5:22:17 PM     (No. 9409093)

I assume they are keeping comrade Mandela fresh until the full Lenin treatment can begin.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: BitterClinger, 7/4/2013 5:34:37 PM     (No. 9409105)

Does anyone (else) remember why the South African government put Mandela in prison?

I suspect it´ll be hard to find out. It´ll be flushed deep down the memory hole.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: kiwinews, 7/4/2013 5:37:26 PM     (No. 9409109)

The poor old man is 94, so there is only one way for this hospital treatment to end. His family makes the King family look like philantropists.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 7/4/2013 6:02:34 PM     (No. 9409129)

This 94 year old man had his moments --won his agenda-- killed his share of opposition so now give him the dignity of going quietly to his appointed reward of whatever.


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Reply 10 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 7/4/2013 6:08:46 PM     (No. 9409137)

P.S. he was put in prison for violent attempts to overthrow the South African government via terror attacks against civilian farmers and businesses.
He later came back to end white rule by more moderate actions leaving the violence to his wife.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: crimea river, 7/4/2013 6:11:18 PM     (No. 9409138)

#7. I suspect sarcasm in your post, but for the record Mandela was part of a terrorist group that set off bombs one of which killed a woman. He was tried and sentenced for that act.
Search ´Rivonia Trials.´ And yes, they will eventually purge those records as Mandela nears sainthood.


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Reply 12 - Posted by: VOLKSFORD, 7/4/2013 6:44:27 PM     (No. 9409169)

For cryin´ out loud just give him a pill !...BHO

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Reply 13 - Posted by: rocket scientist, 7/4/2013 6:53:04 PM     (No. 9409181)

It is obvious why Obama is staying in Africa. He is finalizing plans to be around when they pull the final plug on Mandela´s life support machine. How convenient it will be for Obama to show his "solidarity" and "support" for the deceased Marxist Mandela. Obama´s actions are so predictable once we know he is a shameless opportunist and a scoundrel.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 7/4/2013 7:05:35 PM     (No. 9409198)

I thought he came back on Monday or Tuesday. Didn´t we have reports of people going in and out of the WH during the Egypt blowup???

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Keekng, 7/4/2013 7:49:13 PM     (No. 9409252)

He is an old socialist/murderer/land grabber who conspired against white land owners. Be gone, Mandela!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 7/4/2013 8:28:05 PM     (No. 9409284)

Can you say "Terry Schiavo"?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/4/2013 10:39:25 PM     (No. 9409339)

I hope he hangs on until the first moochers are on vacay.

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