Why Some People Leave South Africa

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Re: Why Some People Leave South Africa

Postby Winston Smith » 20 Jul 2012, 13:32

E04teacherlin wrote:I'm just concerned that if Nelson Mandela was indeed on the US terror watch list and only taken of when he turned 90, as El Toro stated, why didn't they arrest him in 1990 when he visited the US? Those incompetent Americans :D I guess 2+2 is only 5 if you are American.


They didn't have Gulagtanamo back then so they would have had to hold a real trial and prove their case in court -- which doesn't generally go too well if all you have is "feelings" to back your case up with. Fortunately, now that some legal genius has figured out that Cuban soil is the perfect place for an alternate legal system, feelings, hallucinations, torture induced confessions -- just about anything that gets the job done -- are now admissible in court.
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Re: Why Some People Leave South Africa

Postby E04teacherlin » 20 Jul 2012, 13:36

Winston Smith wrote:
E04teacherlin wrote:I'm just concerned that if Nelson Mandela was indeed on the US terror watch list and only taken of when he turned 90, as El Toro stated, why didn't they arrest him in 1990 when he visited the US? Those incompetent Americans :D I guess 2+2 is only 5 if you are American.


They didn't have Gulagtanamo back then so they would have had to hold a real trial and prove their case in court -- which doesn't generally go too well if all you have is "feelings" to back your case up with. Fortunately, now that some legal genius has figured out that Cuban soil was the perfect place for an alternate legal system, feelings, hallucinations, torture induced confessions -- just about anything that gets the job done -- are now admissible in court.

I edited my post to add some more info. I am completely with you except that feelings can never make 2 + 2 = 5. Then again I am pretty certain we both know what I mean and I know what you mean.
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Re: Why Some People Leave South Africa

Postby E04teacherlin » 20 Jul 2012, 13:40

Actually another question for El Toro. How did Mandela sign off on the Church Street Bombing in 1983 if he was in prison? Just wandering. Sure you would have an answer.
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Re: Why Some People Leave South Africa

Postby Battery9 » 20 Jul 2012, 18:03

maybe he was wandering:)
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Re: Why Some People Leave South Africa

Postby E04teacherlin » 20 Jul 2012, 21:15

Battery9 wrote:maybe he was wandering:)

Now you're making fun of non-native speakers, but I still like you. I just recently found out from my teacher, who's a South African, that Battery 9 was a South African band. He played me some of the stuff, but it will take some getting used to. Strange stuff. I think he said he likes "Kiss the Machine"
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Re: Why Some People Leave South Africa

Postby Mick » 20 Jul 2012, 23:16

Folks, due to a certain post that now resides in flames, El Toro will not be able to defend his beliefs. Please do not mock, insult or challenge someone who is no longer able to post on this forum.
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Re: Why Some People Leave South Africa

Postby Battery9 » 21 Jul 2012, 03:16

E04teacherlin wrote:
Battery9 wrote:maybe he was wandering:)

Now you're making fun of non-native speakers, but I still like you. I just recently found out from my teacher, who's a South African, that Battery 9 was a South African band. He played me some of the stuff, but it will take some getting used to. Strange stuff. I think he said he likes "Kiss the Machine"


Sorry, I just thought it was a cute mistake. Like, Mandela was in jail, but if he was out 'wandering' that night, maybe he did sign it!

I'm a non-native speaker myself.
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Re: Why Some People Leave South Africa

Postby divea » 21 Jul 2012, 04:00

Mick wrote:Folks, due to a certain post that now resides in flames, El Toro will not be able to defend his beliefs. Please do not mock, insult or challenge someone who is no longer able to post on this forum.

Tease! Can you tell us a bit more about the 'certain post'. :D
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Re: Why Some People Leave South Africa

Postby Winston Smith » 21 Jul 2012, 12:52

I hope it wasn't anything I said. Heh, heh, heh . . . .
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Re: Why Some People Leave South Africa

Postby tommy525 » 21 Jul 2012, 13:14

Is he put away in the freezer for a coupla weeks or is he canned like a sardine? Which I think would be extreme.
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