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A shark, upon being asked why politicians were his preferred food, replied, "Because their brains being small are a tasty morsel, their spines being supple, I can chew on them at leisure, and they come delightfully marinated in alcohol!"
A doctor, a priest, and a lawyer rent a boat for day for some deep sea fishing. After an hour of fishing, they discover the boat is sinking. They try bailing for a while, but the craft is a lost cause, and they end up in the water. The sharks begin circling. First the doctor is taken, and then the priest. The sharks start to swim away, leaving the lawyer behind. The lawyer shouts to the sky, "Why didn't they take me?"
One of the sharks swims back and surfacing briefly says, "Professional courtesy."
Thanks, last time I used it there was no apparent 'touchless' integration with browsers, but I've had a look at the webpage and there are browser plugins, I might give it another go...if LastPass doesn't catch my eye first
As I said to Soren Madsen above, last time I used it there was no apparent 'touchless' integration with browsers, but I've had a look at the webpage and there are browser plugins, I might give it another go, tx.
I use keepass too... I love that there's an Android app version. I also carry a lite version of it on my phone, when I need a password on a computer and I have my phone, I just hook up my phone and bam, I have Keepass AND my encrypted database.
I have used both Keepass and Lastpass. It has been a couple of years since I used Keepass but I couldn't get the web integration working consistently. Other than that it was great.
I switched to Lastpass and would have to say it is my favorite. The lastpass database is encrypted on your system, and the encrypted database is sent to lastpass. They can not open it. Every browser I have that has the lastpass add-on in has all of my passwords. I even use it to keep none web passwords. So for me lastpass was more convenient for my needs and I don't have to carry around a usb stick.
I believe the explanation is that he wasn't really a politician, the best sign for that being that he stepped back without being forced to (AFAIK).
Pity that his substitute is a politician to the core.
He was a leader though.
Politicians are always realistically manoeuvering for the next election. They are obsolete as fundamental problem-solvers.
Why? Why is he any more important than anyone else? Why is his loss greater than that of anyone else? What did he do for humanity? Don't see much of a legacy to be proud of in SA: the politicians have changed but there is still grinding poverty and unbridled violence. He was merely an interlude.
"If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur." Red Adair. Those who seek perfection will only find imperfection nils illegitimus carborundum
To turn that around, there are very few deaths that could not be said to be a huge loss to humanity. Given how interconnected humanity is, each single person can touch on and have an impact on hundreds or even thousands of others. Every interaction, every small act of kindness or rudeness or spite or love or any number of other acts has a ripple effect which touches those around them, and moves on from them to others.
Loss, not sure if that is the way to describe it, he has only been a figure head for some time. And yes SA is still a problematic place, however I believe it is a dramatically better place than it was and he was both the figure head and driver of that change.
I'm just not looking forward to the out pouring of angst we can expect from the media, I just wish they would leave the rest of us in peace. He's dead let the poor old bugger go!
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity
You seriously need to figure out the Quote Selected Text button.
Maximilien is the Original Poster, mark merrens is who you responded too.
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Thanks. I had to look for the button. I found it. Because of my experience in another forum, I expected all control buttons for quoting to be at the top of the message, so I never noticed it, even though it's quite large.
I deleted that post and re-posted the same reply, but with quoted text, replying to mark merrens
Because he was a great person who changed where he lived for the better.
mark merrens wrote:
Why is he any more important than anyone else? Why is his loss greater than that of anyone else?
Nobody asserted he was more important than anyone else. He did, however, have more of a positive impact on his local country than most people do.
mark merrens wrote:
What did he do for humanity?
In addition to being a spiritual leader, he systematically opposed the oppresion of black people in South Africa, to the point where his oppressors put him in jail for 27 years. Even there he used communication as a force for good. He became such a symbol that he rose to the presidency, where he continuously improved things.
He lead by speaking the truth.
mark merrens wrote:
Don't see much of a legacy to be proud of in SA: the politicians have changed but there is still grinding poverty and unbridled violence. He was merely an interlude.
Violence is recently on the rise in South Africa, but it is still down 44% since 1995. There is less oppression and much less violence than there once was. I suspect there is less poverty too.
mark merrens wrote:
He was merely an interlude.
No, he made a major changes in South Africa to undo apartheid, so much so that Nelson Mandela and South African President F.W. de Klerk were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Even when he was young and in college, he was an activist to improve things for his fellow students.
He inspired the creation of the The Nelson Mandela Foundation, The Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund and The Mandela Rhodes Foundation.
There is more. There's a short biography of him at http://www.biography.com/people/nelson-mandela-9397017
Few people are willing to suffer serious harm to their opportunities, their freedom, and even risk their life to stand up for what is right. He was such a person, and by his activism, he made such major changes to South Africa that the vast majority of people, in, and outside of, his own country, recognize him as a great man.
Too true. Princess and I recall the endless queues in and around Sandton in 1994 when we voted. We went back on the second day and still stood in line for a long time to vote.
An awful lot of corruption happened in politics at that time. They even redrew the electoral boundaries to ensure the ANC had a guaranteed seat throughout all Joburg. In Sandton in 1990, just before he was released from prison, Sandton had an excess of R140m in the council coffers. A number of suburbs went to court to have that money returned to the ratepayers. The court ruled no. In the years that followed, R140m was "lost" and no improvements were made to the township of Alexandra and other deprived areas. As Desmond Tutu said "the ANC stopped the gravy train just long enough to get on it". The pension fund of KwaZulu Natal was plundered within two years after the elections. All of this happened on his watch.
It's right to remember him for the great statesman he was. He had more integrity in his little finger than the subsequent incumbents had in their bodies. He brought respect, dignity, honesty and trust to his role as president. I would like to think that President Shower Head Zuma can learn some of those values but I doubt it.
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