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2013-04-08 10:09:29 AM

jcooli09: Marine1: Like her or not, she helped precipitated the fall of the Soviet Union, which was far more evil than any of her policies. Rest in peace.

That's the same thing the Reagan felaters all say here in the states, and it's BS here too.

Reagan and Thatcher had exactly as much to do with the fall of the Soviets that every other president and PM.  The soviets fell due to their own corruption, mismanagement, and ill treatment of their people.


Keep telling yourself that if it makes you feel better.
 
2013-04-08 10:09:33 AM
In hell,  Oliver Cromwell now has someone to compare notes with as to who did more to destroy their country.
 
2013-04-08 10:10:13 AM

FarkedOver: The_Sponge: FarkedOver: GoldSpider: Or are Socialists cool with fomenting hatred? I can never keep track.

Nothing wrong with hating a class enemy.  You know, people who want to privatize everything and destroy unions and drive down wages for profit.   Because at the end of the day what is profit? It's just what's left over from not paying workers a living wage.  It's not a bad thing to hate thatcher.... she was a terrible enemy to workers.  She was a great friend to Pinochet though!

So what line of work are you in!

How is what I do for a living relevant to anything?


Just curious. Are you employed?
 
2013-04-08 10:10:26 AM

beta_plus: Fark Libs are displaying their class as always at the tragic passing of another human being.  The party of love and tolerance strikes again!


An 87 year old dying after years of ill-health barely constitutes 'tragic'. Unlike Thatcher's contribution to the state of the country today.
 
2013-04-08 10:10:43 AM

The_Sponge: FarkedOver: The_Sponge: FarkedOver: GoldSpider: Or are Socialists cool with fomenting hatred? I can never keep track.

Nothing wrong with hating a class enemy.  You know, people who want to privatize everything and destroy unions and drive down wages for profit.   Because at the end of the day what is profit? It's just what's left over from not paying workers a living wage.  It's not a bad thing to hate thatcher.... she was a terrible enemy to workers.  She was a great friend to Pinochet though!

So what line of work are you in!

How is what I do for a living relevant to anything?

Just curious. Are you employed?


Yes.
 
2013-04-08 10:11:24 AM

FarkedOver: The_Sponge: FarkedOver: The_Sponge: FarkedOver: GoldSpider: Or are Socialists cool with fomenting hatred? I can never keep track.

Nothing wrong with hating a class enemy.  You know, people who want to privatize everything and destroy unions and drive down wages for profit.   Because at the end of the day what is profit? It's just what's left over from not paying workers a living wage.  It's not a bad thing to hate thatcher.... she was a terrible enemy to workers.  She was a great friend to Pinochet though!

So what line of work are you in!

How is what I do for a living relevant to anything?

Just curious. Are you employed?

Yes.


In what line of work?
 
2013-04-08 10:11:29 AM

FarkedOver: The_Sponge: FarkedOver: GoldSpider: Or are Socialists cool with fomenting hatred? I can never keep track.

Nothing wrong with hating a class enemy.  You know, people who want to privatize everything and destroy unions and drive down wages for profit.   Because at the end of the day what is profit? It's just what's left over from not paying workers a living wage.  It's not a bad thing to hate thatcher.... she was a terrible enemy to workers.  She was a great friend to Pinochet though!

So what line of work are you in!

How is what I do for a living relevant to anything?


It's how he determines peoples worth
 
2013-04-08 10:11:39 AM

FarkedOver: How is what I do for a living relevant to anything?


I suppose a few of us are curious if there's a chance you are profiting on the backs of the poor.
 
2013-04-08 10:12:03 AM
Was the medicine too harsh?
 
2013-04-08 10:12:06 AM

GoldSpider: Psylence: Is this why there's been less retardation lately? All the kiddies ran off to reddit? And here I thought it was my gigantic ignore list making this place more pleasant.

It's always safer where your worldview is never challenged.


Ignore list is for people whose sole contribution is spewing infantile insults. Use the word "libtard" non-ironically? Goodbye. That sort of shiat isn't challenging anything, and sadly most of the right leaning folks on this site are at that level or below.
 
2013-04-08 10:12:12 AM

BMulligan: Her name was an anagram for "that great charmer." I know, because that was the Final Jeopardy question I got wrong when I appeared on the program. Just one more thing I hold against Margaret Thatcher.


Rod you ignorant slut.

Looks like you all go it wrong.
 
2013-04-08 10:12:14 AM
www.thepoke.co.uk
 
2013-04-08 10:12:39 AM

ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: FarkedOver: The_Sponge: FarkedOver: GoldSpider: Or are Socialists cool with fomenting hatred? I can never keep track.

Nothing wrong with hating a class enemy.  You know, people who want to privatize everything and destroy unions and drive down wages for profit.   Because at the end of the day what is profit? It's just what's left over from not paying workers a living wage.  It's not a bad thing to hate thatcher.... she was a terrible enemy to workers.  She was a great friend to Pinochet though!

So what line of work are you in!

How is what I do for a living relevant to anything?

It's how he determines peoples worth


No, I was curious because he went off on how profits are evil.
 
2013-04-08 10:13:07 AM

The_Sponge: FarkedOver: The_Sponge: FarkedOver: The_Sponge: FarkedOver: GoldSpider: Or are Socialists cool with fomenting hatred? I can never keep track.

Nothing wrong with hating a class enemy.  You know, people who want to privatize everything and destroy unions and drive down wages for profit.   Because at the end of the day what is profit? It's just what's left over from not paying workers a living wage.  It's not a bad thing to hate thatcher.... she was a terrible enemy to workers.  She was a great friend to Pinochet though!

So what line of work are you in!

How is what I do for a living relevant to anything?

Just curious. Are you employed?

Yes.

In what line of work?


Why do you quest to dominate others? A psychiatrist could attribute that to negative self worth.
 
2013-04-08 10:13:59 AM

The_Sponge: FarkedOver: The_Sponge: FarkedOver: The_Sponge: FarkedOver: GoldSpider: Or are Socialists cool with fomenting hatred? I can never keep track.

Nothing wrong with hating a class enemy.  You know, people who want to privatize everything and destroy unions and drive down wages for profit.   Because at the end of the day what is profit? It's just what's left over from not paying workers a living wage.  It's not a bad thing to hate thatcher.... she was a terrible enemy to workers.  She was a great friend to Pinochet though!

So what line of work are you in!

How is what I do for a living relevant to anything?

Just curious. Are you employed?

Yes.

In what line of work?


Intellectual property.  I can only imagine where you're going with this..... lol.  What I do, means farkall to anything at all....
 
2013-04-08 10:14:01 AM

Joe Blowme: jcooli09: Marine1: Like her or not, she helped precipitated the fall of the Soviet Union, which was far more evil than any of her policies. Rest in peace.

That's the same thing the Reagan felaters all say here in the states, and it's BS here too.

Reagan and Thatcher had exactly as much to do with the fall of the Soviets that every other president and PM.  The soviets fell due to their own corruption, mismanagement, and ill treatment of their people.

Keep telling yourself that if it makes you feel better.


This is what conservatives actually believe.
 
2013-04-08 10:14:06 AM

Psylence: That sort of shiat isn't challenging anything, and sadly most of the right leaning folks on this site are at that level or below.


And where does "Rot in Hell, coont!" fall on your scale of productive dialogue?
 
2013-04-08 10:14:31 AM
At least she kept all that South Atlantic oil under the control of whitey.

Other than the Falklands, she can go to hell. Or Budleigh Salterton
 
2013-04-08 10:14:57 AM

remus: Wow, there's no hate like liberal hate I guess.  Way to show how classy you are libs!


I was raised to show respect for the dead, or at least the newly-dead, as I suspect you were as well.  And if you couldn't be respectful then you should at least hold your tongue.

However I believe that it does a dis-service to our culture and society to not call something out when it's true and deserved.

She was an oppressive tyrant whom largely served the upper-class.  She has come down on the wrong side of history.
 
2013-04-08 10:14:58 AM

FarkedOver: The_Sponge: FarkedOver: GoldSpider: Or are Socialists cool with fomenting hatred? I can never keep track.

Nothing wrong with hating a class enemy.  You know, people who want to privatize everything and destroy unions and drive down wages for profit.   Because at the end of the day what is profit? It's just what's left over from not paying workers a living wage.  It's not a bad thing to hate thatcher.... she was a terrible enemy to workers.  She was a great friend to Pinochet though!

So what line of work are you in!

How is what I do for a living relevant to anything?



Why do you not have your own business that pays its employees a living wage oh great one? Why do you hate the little people and deny them your all mighty wisdom and socialist ideology and jobs that pay them a living wage? You are obviously an expert on running a business that can pay people thier fair share, right?
 
2013-04-08 10:15:14 AM

Civil_War2_Time: ChuDogg

That's why I suggested he/she refrain from watching AND reading so much news. It's a very bad addiction, and not much good can come out of being so "informed."


Ah OK. I just think it's funny when people pride themselves on not following cable news, as that in and of itself makes them more enlightened. 99% of the time, that usually just means they are on partisan blogs and forums all day and are usually fed the exact same stream of talking points issued by think tanks and superpacs
 
2013-04-08 10:15:15 AM

ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: FarkedOver: The_Sponge: FarkedOver: GoldSpider: Or are Socialists cool with fomenting hatred? I can never keep track.

Nothing wrong with hating a class enemy.  You know, people who want to privatize everything and destroy unions and drive down wages for profit.   Because at the end of the day what is profit? It's just what's left over from not paying workers a living wage.  It's not a bad thing to hate thatcher.... she was a terrible enemy to workers.  She was a great friend to Pinochet though!

So what line of work are you in!

How is what I do for a living relevant to anything?

It's how he determines peoples worth


Worthington's Law
 
2013-04-08 10:15:15 AM

GoldSpider: FarkedOver: How is what I do for a living relevant to anything?

I suppose a few of us are curious if there's a chance you are profiting on the backs of the poor.


Impossible.  I own no capital.  I am not capable of profiteering off of someone's labor.
 
2013-04-08 10:15:21 AM
She should be thought of the same as Reagan - at the time, reasonable and rational, but knowing what the world knows now, a complete f*cktard who nearly destroyed the world.
 
2013-04-08 10:15:22 AM

GoldSpider: Psylence: That sort of shiat isn't challenging anything, and sadly most of the right leaning folks on this site are at that level or below.

And where does "Rot in Hell, coont!" fall on your scale of productive dialogue?


It points to fark.com on my scale.

/metric
 
2013-04-08 10:15:33 AM

ChuDogg: NateGrey:

Isn't it the opposite today? Watching the petulant rage from the left as I sip my coffee is giving me quite kick at work this morning.

Not that I like Thatcher. I don't care either for her either way.


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Sure you are reading the same thread? See *some* people celebrating, and the right wingers raging and accusing liberals of not being tolerant. One Fark Con said "he was done". Whatever that means.
 
2013-04-08 10:16:25 AM
When subtitles go wrong - on the BBC News channel a few minutes ago, describing the route her coffin will take through London.  I'm pretty sure they meant "Aldwych" as in Aldwych Road:

img191.imageshack.us
 
2013-04-08 10:16:34 AM

czetie: A reminder to those naive enough to defend her:

She deliberately provoked a war under false pretenses that cost thousands of lives. (Little known fact: Britain has now lost as many Falklands veterans to suicide as it lost in the fighting itself).

She deliberately drove Britain into recession to destroy the unions and to "prove" her absurd Reaganist economic policies.

She sold off national assets and used the money not for the benefit of the country but to line the pockets of political supporters.

She practiced the politics of authoritarianism, populism, xenophobia, nationalism, and class division.

And as the most powerful woman in politics, she kicked away the ladder for those below her, having fewer women in her cabinets than any prime minister in modern history.

Oh, and long before she became prime minister, her defining act in government was to take away the glass of free milk that was provided to every primary school child in order to ensure that even the poorest child of the least competent parents was getting a nutritional breakfast (something that science shows is profoundly correlated with good performance and behavior in schools). At the time we derided her as "Thatcher the Snatcher". How little we realized that we had been given a warning glimpse into her true heart.


THIS
it's true enough to break me out of my lurkerdom.
THIS!
 
2013-04-08 10:16:45 AM

Joe Blowme: You are obviously an expert on running a business that can pay people thier fair share, right?


I can expertly say that workers should take control of the things that are used to exploit them.  That would be a good start.
 
2013-04-08 10:17:35 AM
pbs.twimg.com
 
2013-04-08 10:17:41 AM

Epoch_Zero: /metric


Lord, I just knew you were a filthy Pinko.  :)
 
2013-04-08 10:17:53 AM
FOX News Channel has had a parade of Reagan fans gushing over Thatcher since the news came in.

You'd think she invented the motherfarking wheel.
 
2013-04-08 10:18:06 AM

FarkedOver: Joe Blowme: You are obviously an expert on running a business that can pay people thier fair share, right?

I can expertly say that workers should take control of the things that are used to exploit them.  That would be a good start.


Expertly? BWAHAHAHAHAAA!!!!
 
2013-04-08 10:18:30 AM

Joe Blowme: Why do you not have your own business that pays its employees a living wage oh great one? Why do you hate the little people and deny them your all mighty wisdom and socialist ideology and jobs that pay them a living wage? You are obviously an expert on running a business that can pay people thier fair share, right?


Your begging the question is hanging out.
 
2013-04-08 10:18:45 AM

GoldSpider: Psylence: That sort of shiat isn't challenging anything, and sadly most of the right leaning folks on this site are at that level or below.

And where does "Rot in Hell, coont!" fall on your scale of productive dialogue?


Not exactly productive, but likely cathartic to people directly affected by her policies.

And its a death thread, I don't think anyone is coming in here for an in depth discussion on the pros and cons of 1980's realpolitik.
 
2013-04-08 10:19:05 AM
So did the munchkins all come out and sing?
 
2013-04-08 10:19:10 AM

FarkedOver: GoldSpider: FarkedOver: How is what I do for a living relevant to anything?

I suppose a few of us are curious if there's a chance you are profiting on the backs of the poor.

Impossible.  I own no capital.  I am not capable of profiteering off of someone's labor.


"Intellectual property," eh? So you do drug patents or something?
 
2013-04-08 10:19:34 AM

Psylence: GoldSpider: Psylence: Is this why there's been less retardation lately? All the kiddies ran off to reddit? And here I thought it was my gigantic ignore list making this place more pleasant.

It's always safer where your worldview is never challenged.

Ignore list is for people whose sole contribution is spewing infantile insults. Use the word "libtard" non-ironically? Goodbye. That sort of shiat isn't challenging anything, and sadly most of the right leaning folks on this site are at that level or below.


Libtard! Libtard! Libtard! Libtard! Libtard! Libtard! Libtard! Libtard! Libtard! Libtard! Libtard! Libtard! Libtard! Libtard! Libtard! Libtard! Libtard! Libtard! Libtard! Libtard! Libtard! Libtard! Libtard! Libtard! Libtard! Libtard! Libtard! Libtard! Libtard! Libtard! Libtard! Libtard!
 
2013-04-08 10:19:47 AM

The_Sponge: FarkedOver: Joe Blowme: You are obviously an expert on running a business that can pay people thier fair share, right?

I can expertly say that workers should take control of the things that are used to exploit them.  That would be a good start.

Expertly? BWAHAHAHAHAAA!!!!


I'm sorry the notion of workers controlling their own destiny and no longer having a need for the oh so wise owners and managers is laughable to you.  I'm sorry democratically run work places frighten you.
 
2013-04-08 10:19:53 AM

Dusk-You-n-Me: [Link][pbs.twimg.com image 722x268]


Sounds like that's been written for years, and the publicists just swap out the First Lady's name with each passing President.
 
2013-04-08 10:20:03 AM

FarkedOver: GoldSpider: FarkedOver: How is what I do for a living relevant to anything?

I suppose a few of us are curious if there's a chance you are profiting on the backs of the poor.

Impossible.  I own no capital.  I am not capable of profiteering off of someone's labor.


So every dime you make after paying your bills you give to the poor right? I mean you dont need all that excess profit when other are suffering right? Or is that "someone elses job" to give thier profits away? Typical socialist, so generous with other peoples money.
 
2013-04-08 10:20:05 AM

beta_plus: The UK Pre-Thatcher:

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The UK Post-Thatcher:

[i.telegraph.co.uk image 460x288]

You lost libs and Labor.  Get over it.

/does NHS cover butt hurt?


What is "The result of a world war bombing the shiat out of everything and only leaving room for improvement, Alex?"
 
2013-04-08 10:20:22 AM

The_Sponge: ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: FarkedOver: The_Sponge: FarkedOver: GoldSpider: Or are Socialists cool with fomenting hatred? I can never keep track.

Nothing wrong with hating a class enemy.  You know, people who want to privatize everything and destroy unions and drive down wages for profit.   Because at the end of the day what is profit? It's just what's left over from not paying workers a living wage.  It's not a bad thing to hate thatcher.... she was a terrible enemy to workers.  She was a great friend to Pinochet though!

So what line of work are you in!

How is what I do for a living relevant to anything?

It's how he determines peoples worth

No, I was curious because he went off on how profits are evil.


He never said that, he said profit while not paying living wages was evil. And actually never said evil.
 
2013-04-08 10:20:26 AM

Nabb1: "Intellectual property," eh? So you do drug patents or something?


Sadly.
 
2013-04-08 10:20:47 AM

FarkedOver: The_Sponge: FarkedOver: Joe Blowme: You are obviously an expert on running a business that can pay people thier fair share, right?

I can expertly say that workers should take control of the things that are used to exploit them.  That would be a good start.

Expertly? BWAHAHAHAHAAA!!!!

I'm sorry the notion of workers controlling their own destiny and no longer having a need for the oh so wise owners and managers is laughable to you.  I'm sorry democratically run work places frighten you.


And I'm sorry that the profit motive frightens you.
 
2013-04-08 10:20:56 AM

Dusk-You-n-Me: [pbs.twimg.com image 722x268]


no hat like liberal hat
 
2013-04-08 10:21:15 AM

The_Sponge: rufus-t-firefly: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Libderp ludicrous speed!

Those silly libs - favoring sanctions against South Africa for apartheid...wanting Augusto Pinochet tried for crimes against humanity...

The same libs who admire Fidel Castro.


Do you have some master list to know which libs are in both camps? Perhaps a secret one?
 
2013-04-08 10:21:31 AM
Goodnight, funnyman.
 
2013-04-08 10:21:33 AM

Jake Havechek: FOX News Channel has had a parade of Reagan fans gushing over Thatcher since the news came in.

You'd think she invented the motherfarking wheel.


She was a friend to Pinochet and apartheid. Of course they love her.
 
2013-04-08 10:21:33 AM

Psylence: Not exactly productive, but likely cathartic to people directly affected by her policies with poor impulse control.


I very much doubt that there are more than a handful of people on Fark who have been directly affected by her policies.  This is ideological hatred, pure and simple.
 
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