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Old April 8 2013, 05:43 PM   #16
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Re: Margaret Thatcher dead at 87

I don't really get your point. She was wrong to inject politics into governing? Isn't that the whole point? Is there a Prime Minister who hasn't injected their politics into governing?
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Old April 8 2013, 05:47 PM   #17
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I don't really get your point. She was wrong to inject politics into governing? Isn't that the whole point? Is there a Prime Minister who hasn't injected their politics into governing?
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On topic: I'm sorry to read of Thatcher's passing. I still get a chuckle out of the parody of her at the end of For Your Eyes Only.

RIP, Maggie.
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Old April 8 2013, 05:47 PM   #18
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Re: Thatch kicks the bucket -

I don't agree with everything she did by a long shot. But she was certainly inspiring. She bequeathed us a country where anyone could make it if they had the talent, the ambition and the work ethic. She was instrumental in bringing freedom to the East and ending the Cold War and she defended democracy for the Falklanders. She will be missed. She has more integrity and conviction in her little finger than most of today's politicians.
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Old April 8 2013, 05:52 PM   #19
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None of those things are actually true, of course.
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Old April 8 2013, 05:54 PM   #20
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Re: Thatch kicks the bucket -

Depends on your political viewpoint I suppose. But the world's response to her passing rather makes it seem she did.
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Old April 8 2013, 05:55 PM   #21
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Thatcher has died, I would refrain from making comments about dancing shoes, street parties and the like as that is uncalled for.
The title of the thread it's self is hardly complimentary. Love her or hate her a better title would have been

Former British PM Magret Thatcher has died.
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Old April 8 2013, 06:01 PM   #22
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Depends on your political viewpoint I suppose. But the world's response to her passing rather makes it seem she did.
That's wrong as well. "The world's response?" Really?

Margaret Thatcher's Death Evokes Polarized Reaction

Thatcher's Death Cheered At NUS.
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Old April 8 2013, 06:02 PM   #23
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No, I like this title just fine. I see on twitter, that some people are having a little street party at George Square in Glasgow - wonder what tunes they are playing?
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Old April 8 2013, 06:05 PM   #24
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Re: Thatch kicks the bucket -

The actions of a Labour-dominated union pales in significance to the Heads of State who have lined up to praise her legacy. Oh, except Mugabe. He's the only exception I have come upon so far. Probably Kirchner too.

I know which side I want to be associated with.
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Old April 8 2013, 06:06 PM   #25
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I know which side I want to be associated with.
Being associated with the side of truth works for me.
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Thatch kicks the bucket -
Stay classy, Misc.
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Old April 8 2013, 06:18 PM   #27
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I know which side I want to be associated with.
Being associated with the side of truth works for me.
Truth is a three edged sword. Did Thatcher get everything right, no of course not no leader ever gets that. And she was certainly a polarising figure in British politics.
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Old April 8 2013, 06:21 PM   #28
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Truth is a three edged sword.
That writer should have eaten in better Chinese restaurants.
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Old April 8 2013, 06:23 PM   #29
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Oh how does that make us look as a corporate body.
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Stay classy, Misc.
Some people seem to be having difficulties differentiating between individuals who post things and "us" or "Misc." like a disembodied group from an online forum is responsible as a whole for the words of a couple people, whether you agree or disagree with what they have to say.

Anyway, the two topics are merged.
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Old April 8 2013, 06:25 PM   #30
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ambitious and flawed? yes. evil and her death a cause for celebration? no.

"margaret fucking thatcher! she's only in power because a majority of the country keep voting for her!"
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