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 Post subject: Re: RIP Margaret Thatcher
PostPosted: Tue April 09, 2013 5:23 pm 
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Musicians really hate her, or love her because of all the money they made because of her.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Margaret Thatcher
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From NPR.org:

DAVID GREENE, HOST:
Good morning. I'm David Greene. Yesterday, a Twitter hashtag threw fans of Cher into a panic. It read: #nowthatcherisdead, all one word, referring to the late British leader. But many read it as: now that Cher is dead. One fan of the singer tweeted: I know that the hashtag #nowthatcherisdead is trending, I can't confirm anywhere that Cher is dead. Leading other users to tweet advice such as why hashtags need spaces.
Just Googled is Cher dead? Sad face. You're listening to MORNING EDITION.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Margaret Thatcher
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In my opinion (not that you asked) I think she was a vile human being and her death doesn't change that. I'm not sure why we have to be respectful of someone who was so disrespectful of others while she was alive. I'll not celebrate anyone dying though.


Great Post....she was a really lousy human being with no respect whatsoever for anyone...and i dont think she made good things for the brits either...i wont celebrate anything because i have better things to do than remember this old bitch, but fuck it, she deserves to rot in hell.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Margaret Thatcher
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Thatcher..
born 1925.
died 2013.
sadly missed, Brighton 1984. :twisted:

ironic, to the day, she died the same date Bobby Sands was elected MP.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Margaret Thatcher
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Just to say 'Margaret Thatcher on Socialism' is the funniest thing I've read all day.

I'm legitimately curious about why you feel comfortable passing judgement on any particular economic system or policy or institutional arrangement - whether it relates to the Thatcher government or not - when your particular areas of expertise reside elsewhere. You're one of my favorites here, so this isn't a troll or an attempt to elicit a reaction or anything.

What evidence would you accept that would make you change your mind about capitalism?


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Margaret Thatcher
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Bob Loblaw wrote:
Holy shit, what's going on here?

This thread turned out about ten times worse than I ever imagined it would.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Margaret Thatcher
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Just to say 'Margaret Thatcher on Socialism' is the funniest thing I've read all day.

I'm legitimately curious about why you feel comfortable passing judgement on any particular economic system or policy or institutional arrangement - whether it relates to the Thatcher government or not - when your particular areas of expertise reside elsewhere.

The only thing I know is that I don't know much at all.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Margaret Thatcher
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I for one shy away from passing judgment, because I think it is the hallmark of the very stupid.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Margaret Thatcher
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wtf do you guys know about music - you're on a fucking Pearl Jam message board!

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Margaret Thatcher
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As I am American, I'm only dimly aware of this person's existence, but from pictures I can tell she has the kindness and wisdom of a sweet little old grandma, so I like her.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Margaret Thatcher
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I'm legitimately curious about why you feel comfortable passing judgement (...) when your particular areas of expertise reside elsewhere.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Margaret Thatcher
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She had the gall to end subsidies for coal miners whose jobs would've been destroyed in a few years time by environmentalists regardless. Thats about all I know about her. I was unaware of that Nelson Mandela bit but as I previously stated, its more of an issue with the definition of terrorism than with acts associated with Nelson Mandela.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Margaret Thatcher
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Bob Loblaw wrote:
Holy shit, what's going on here?

This thread turned out about ten times worse than I ever imagined it would.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Margaret Thatcher
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So why do all the Brits here hate her exactly? Just saying she's an awful human being isn't really all that insightful. What policies didn't you like?


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Margaret Thatcher
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So why do all the Brits here hate her exactly? Just saying she's an awful human being isn't really all that insightful. What policies didn't you like?


Poll tax.


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She also privatised most government held industries, creating huge unemployment. Those jobs have never returned to those areas. But Poll tax and Northern Ireland are the two black marks on her memory.
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 Post subject: Re: RIP Margaret Thatcher
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I wonder why she rolled out that tax in Scotland an entire year before the rest of the UK.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Margaret Thatcher
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So what was Sophie's decision anyway?


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Margaret Thatcher
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Just to say 'Margaret Thatcher on Socialism' is the funniest thing I've read all day.

I'm legitimately curious about why you feel comfortable passing judgement on any particular economic system or policy or institutional arrangement - whether it relates to the Thatcher government or not - when your particular areas of expertise reside elsewhere. You're one of my favorites here, so this isn't a troll or an attempt to elicit a reaction or anything.

What evidence would you accept that would make you change your mind about capitalism?


My 'particular area of expertise lies elsewhere' so I can't have a political opinion? I'm pretty sure I have areas of expertise, and just opinions and standpoints, that I've left off RM. I believe in a welfare state, so in essence I would probably be a Welfare State capitalist.

To be honest, though, to find 'Margaret Thatcher on Socialism' funny requires nothing other than to know that Margaret Thatcher was a Conservative, far from a Socialist / Leftist. I don't need any special expertise to know that.

In short, weird criticism.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Margaret Thatcher
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In as much as I'm 'anti-capitalist' (I'm not, in all its forms), nothing would change my mind on that.

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