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2013-04-08 10:23:05 AM  

The_Sponge: And I'm sorry that the profit motive frightens you.


It doesn't frighten me.  I just recognize it as inherently exploitative.
 
2013-04-08 10:23:05 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.


You really have no grasp on reality and how things work do you? Thank god for you moms basement huh?
 
2013-04-08 10:23:28 AM  

Halli: muck4doo: Halli: muck4doo: doyner: muck4doo: Stay classy libs.

Yeah.  April 8, 2013: The day the moral high ground was ceded.

You never had moral high ground. That's why most people don't like you. Wanting to help the world but demonizing everyone who disagrees with your ways and means, then laughing when they die isn't a way to win hearts and minds.

Aww someone wants attention today. You are trying so hard in this thread.

The real attention whores are celebrating this woman's death. I'm saying it isn't right. Since when is saying act like a decent human being the act of an attention whore?

You started this thread off by ranting about communists and acting like an attention whore. You don't give a shiat about civility.


I went on a rant when I saw people dancing on her grave, like this guy did:

hillary: Or even better:

[i.imgur.com image 434x312]


Look at threads where people like Kenendy, Richards or any Dems died and i did that.
 
2013-04-08 10:23:37 AM  

The_Sponge: Expertly? BWAHAHAHAHAAA!!!!


We already figured this out last week.  Every worker is an expert in his/her field.

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

Sadly.


Oh this will be interesting...
 
2013-04-08 10:23:41 AM  

Kome: Civil_War2_Time: Stop watching/reading so much news...regardless of the source. You're projecting on how you feel most conservatives think, and that's not reality.

So... stop being informed and I'll have a better idea of how most conservatives think? You may wish to re-phrase that, because that is precisely how that statement comes off, and I'm willing to bet you did not intend it to come off that way. I'll grant you, however, that I did mean conservative politicians and not "all conservatives", so I as well need to be more careful about how I word things.

Thatcher very much deserves the ill-feelings so many liberals hold towards her, and frankly, she deserves a lot more ill-feelings from conservatives than she gets. She was a disaster.


I think (as I responded to another Farker) that the word "informed" is not a proper word to use in today's 24/7 news blitz. If you have an incredible sifter to get the real truth out of what you watch/read, then good for you...keep watching/reading. Otherwise, you're just listening/reading to talking heads spout venom to make you angry, which gets them ratings.

I'm not a Brit, so I can't comment on how she may, or may not have been a disaster while in office.
 
2013-04-08 10:24:09 AM  

Epoch_Zero: beta_plus: The UK Pre-Thatcher:

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

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?"


Plus, noticed that corporatized skyline?

Cue announcer voice: This downtown has been brought to you by the very people who crashed the world economy, helped stagnate wages, and decrease your benefits!
 
2013-04-08 10:24:38 AM  

GoldSpider: 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.


Considering the majority of farkers are either from north america (still suffering from reaganomics) or the uk (still getting over the 80's thatcher drearies), it is entirely possible that the great majority of farkers were and still are directly effected by her policies and indirectly effected by her influence on st. reagan (may urine and saliva be upon him).
 
2013-04-08 10:24:55 AM  

FarkedOver: The_Sponge: And I'm sorry that the profit motive frightens you.

It doesn't frighten me.  I just recognize it as inherently exploitative.


So if I start a business, my goal should be to break even, not make a profit?
 
2013-04-08 10:25:04 AM  

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

Sadly.

So you personally profit not only from the labor of others but off of putting up barriers to many poor people obtaining medicine?


Personally profiting and making a living are two different things.
 
2013-04-08 10:25:12 AM  

NateGrey: 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.


Yeah, we all got it wrong - if I had bet correctly, though, I would have won. Under the circumstances, betting nothing would have been the correct move.
 
2013-04-08 10:25:18 AM  

Marine1: Halli: Marine1: VonEvilstein: Marine1: VonEvilstein: 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.

I don't recall the USSR being particularly evil towards the British populace, you know, the people that old harridan was meant to be representing...

Oh please. They had ICBMs trained on London.

Don't recall them ever launching any of them...

Yeah. Because people like Thatcher and Reagan gave them good reason not to.

Nuclear weapons already in their arsenal for several decades?

Yeah. That they could have launched at any time.


You're right, the US and UK were history's greatest monsters for threatening the people of Russia with nuclear annihilation.  oh wait, you didn't mean for that argument to cut both ways?

/iron lady made cheap steel
 
2013-04-08 10:25:52 AM  

FarkinNortherner: Even if you applauded her policies, even if you think that the miners' strike had to be broken by any means, even if you think privatisation is the only appropriate response to the use of state assets, there's still this:



Margaret Thatcher with Augusto Pinochet, in 1999. Google 'DINA' if you don't know anything about Pinochet's time in government and/or you want to spend the day feeling nauseated.


Of course she loved old Augusto. Where do you think the brits got their Intel.from during the war with Argentina?
 
2013-04-08 10:26:02 AM  

GoldSpider: I very much doubt that there are more than a handful of people on Fark who have been directly affected by her policies.


Did you know? The consequences of a ruler's time in office can outlast said ruler's tenure. Remember that when the first bill for the Iraq war comes in.
 
2013-04-08 10:26:03 AM  

muck4doo: I went on a rant when I saw people dancing on her grave,


Not sure why you started visiting the politics tab again, it cant be good for your blood pressure.

What is it with Fark Cons taking an internet forum so seriously they have to be put into time out like children to be calmed down.
 
2013-04-08 10:26:07 AM  

GoldSpider: 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.


And it is stupid.
 
2013-04-08 10:26:07 AM  

muck4doo: No one gets into office with the goal of making the world a worse place.



Right.  Some get into office with the goal of making the world a better place.  For a very small minority.  At the cost of others.  Please see the first word of this paragraph if you need help figuring out what types do this.
 
2013-04-08 10:26:15 AM  
RIP, Maggie - you had bigger balls than those who followed you.
 
2013-04-08 10:26:19 AM  

beta_plus: Epoch_Zero: dwrash: Love her or hate her, she had the courage to go her own way and did't give a rats ass whether her party was coming along with her.

She is the embodyment of the kind of politician we need today.. instead we get the weak knee'd wusses that cave to even a small amount of public pressure.

Uh huh. I sure want a leader that does whatever they want regardless of public opinion.
[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x215]

I totally agree:

[www.conservapedia.com image 150x217]


impliedfacepalm.jpg
 
2013-04-08 10:26:25 AM  

Civil_War2_Time: Kome: Civil_War2_Time: Stop watching/reading so much news...regardless of the source. You're projecting on how you feel most conservatives think, and that's not reality.

So... stop being informed and I'll have a better idea of how most conservatives think? You may wish to re-phrase that, because that is precisely how that statement comes off, and I'm willing to bet you did not intend it to come off that way. I'll grant you, however, that I did mean conservative politicians and not "all conservatives", so I as well need to be more careful about how I word things.

Thatcher very much deserves the ill-feelings so many liberals hold towards her, and frankly, she deserves a lot more ill-feelings from conservatives than she gets. She was a disaster.

I think (as I responded to another Farker) that the word "informed" is not a proper word to use in today's 24/7 news blitz. If you have an incredible sifter to get the real truth out of what you watch/read, then good for you...keep watching/reading. Otherwise, you're just listening/reading to talking heads spout venom to make you angry, which gets them ratings.

I'm not a Brit, so I can't comment on how she may, or may not have been a disaster while in office.


You don't really have to dig very deep to see how she privatized things and gave the cash to her supporters.  Many of her biggest crimes can be found on her wiki, you don't have to look hard.
 
2013-04-08 10:26:46 AM  
Peace on the other side Ma'am.
 
2013-04-08 10:26:49 AM  
 

YoOjo: I'm not a US liberal born in the 80s or whatever the assumption was further up.
Born in the 60s, British, apolitical.
Growing up in the 80s was farking grim in England, honestly, you can all laugh and joke, name-call and get your panties in a wad, but it was grim and we are still in the same mess as post-Thatcher all politicians here have morphed into the same sort of beast - posh boys that want to horde gold.


The ultimate analysis of Thatcher can be summed up that even while GDP was rising, there was always massive unemployment (it was mostly ~3m while she was in charge, dipping briefly to "just" 2m in the middle period). It was ~1.5m when she took over (despite the severe economic problems and union activism), and ~1.5m for most of "New Labour". Despite the recent crisis and double (triple?) dip recessions in recent years, it still hasn't reached such levels. Basically a common right wing economic strategy - get lots of people unemployed and desperate so that company owners have much more negotiating power to take all the profits from a growing economy onto themselves, obviously alongside the more obvious undermining of union power (their links to the Labour party needed to be weakened as they had too much power in the 70s, but they are still a useful counterbalance to large corporations taking advantage of the "working class")
 
2013-04-08 10:26:54 AM  
image.lyricspond.com

/RIP Margaret
 
2013-04-08 10:27:21 AM  
The irony is that Thatcher was supposed to have been such a badass, but it was during her reign that Britain finally exhaled the last, pathetic gasp of its international greatness and handed the baton to the United States once and for all.
 
2013-04-08 10:27:39 AM  
Sheffield was one of many cities devastated by her stupid policies.
 
2013-04-08 10:27:54 AM  

NateGrey: muck4doo: I went on a rant when I saw people dancing on her grave,

Not sure why you started visiting the politics tab again, it cant be good for your blood pressure.

What is it with Fark Cons taking an internet forum so seriously they have to be put into time out like children to be calmed down.


You aren't mistaken on that, yet i keep doing it over and over again.
 
2013-04-08 10:28:15 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org
R.I.P. CAT SCRATCH FEVER
 
2013-04-08 10:28:52 AM  

Epoch_Zero: beta_plus: Epoch_Zero: dwrash: Love her or hate her, she had the courage to go her own way and did't give a rats ass whether her party was coming along with her.

She is the embodyment of the kind of politician we need today.. instead we get the weak knee'd wusses that cave to even a small amount of public pressure.

Uh huh. I sure want a leader that does whatever they want regardless of public opinion.
[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x215]

I totally agree:

[www.conservapedia.com image 150x217]

impliedfacepalm.jpg


The best part is that the image is from conservapedia, so you know it has truthiness!
 
2013-04-08 10:29:28 AM  

ElPresidente: When subtitles go wrong - on the BBC News channel a few minutes ago, describing the route her coffin will take through London.


Oh Lord, the Daily Wail is going to love that.
 
2013-04-08 10:29:36 AM  
This is how I'll always remember Margaret Thatcher...with laser eyes and a kitten body:
http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/jada
 
2013-04-08 10:29:51 AM  

The_Sponge: FarkedOver: The_Sponge: And I'm sorry that the profit motive frightens you.

It doesn't frighten me.  I just recognize it as inherently exploitative.

So if I start a business, my goal should be to break even, not make a profit?


I understand that if you start a business your duty as owner is to pay people as little as possible as to make a profit.
 
2013-04-08 10:29:56 AM  

The_Sponge: FarkedOver: The_Sponge: And I'm sorry that the profit motive frightens you.

It doesn't frighten me.  I just recognize it as inherently exploitative.

So if I start a business, my goal should be to break even, not make a profit?


Already been done and works quite fine.
 
2013-04-08 10:30:20 AM  

Lost Thought 00: 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.


I remember when Reagan died.   All of the old time libs in Washington and the media stood in line to be able to pose next to a life sized cut out poster of him.  All of a sudden they loved him and acted like they always did.   All of those tools  are irrepressible wankers that make the move of the day for political ground.  When Carter dies, all of the republicans and Fox News will stand in line with the libs to fellate his corpse as well.
 
2013-04-08 10:30:21 AM  

Bungles: No.10 has gone into absolute overdrive to pump out news to be buried today.


Go on...
 
2013-04-08 10:30:23 AM  

Epoch_Zero: beta_plus: The UK Pre-Thatcher:

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

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?"


Oh, it's worse than that. For a while at least...

www.johndclare.net
 
2013-04-08 10:30:37 AM  

The Snow Dog: The only rebuttal you need offer someone who says "women cannot be good leaders" is a slap across the face with a rolled-up:
[img.timeinc.net image 400x527]


she sure showed those sheep in the Faulklands what for!  Except of course for the Sheffield, blown to bits because of Maggie's pride and poor war leadership.

Had the Soviets crossed the line in the 80s, she would have ran and hid. Not so much the Iron Lady as the Rusted Pussy, pretends it's all her own work except when it's all her own fault.
 
2013-04-08 10:32:29 AM  

diaphoresis: I love all the hate in this thread... justifies my thoughts on (the lack of) humanity. Even when Obama dies, I won't be hateful..

/I'm a better person than any Repub or Dem


citation needed
 
2013-04-08 10:33:06 AM  
Prime Minister David Cameron was asked how he learned of the death of Margaret Thacher.
He replied, "The smell never changed but the riots suddenly stopped."
 
2013-04-08 10:33:59 AM  

beta_plus: Epoch_Zero: beta_plus: The UK Pre-Thatcher:

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

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?"

What is "using passive aggressive questions to hides one liberal butt hurt at being thoroughly schooled by others who you impotently and falsely accuse of logical fallacies, Alex?"

Answer:  Typical Fark Lib


Your answer wasn't in the form of a question.  You lose.
 
2013-04-08 10:33:59 AM  
Rest in peace, Ma'am.
 
2013-04-08 10:34:04 AM  

I'm no expert but...: I imagine there will be more than a few celebrations tonight.


It's not as if people weren't  prepared to see this  coming.

beta_plus: The UK Pre-Thatcher:

[people working]

The UK Post-Thatcher:

[tons of chavs, coincidentally from employers' blacklisting the fark out of people]


FTFY.
 
2013-04-08 10:34:20 AM  

Mark Ratner: lmao


Happy Hours: Well, I'm sure all your punk rock friends were very knowledgeable about world politics.


I'm sure you're very knowledgeable about punk rock... Or not.

The best and most influential punk bands were (and in many cases still are) very much political, from The Clash and Oi Polloi to Crass and Rudimentary Peni  to American bands such as Dead Kennedy's to more contemporary bands such as Anti-Flag.

You can feel free to disagree with the politics of punk (they are not as uniform as one might think though so it's pretty likely that you will find a punk band that espouses your views whether you're a teenage anarchist or a Tea Partier) or call them naive (with your condescension, that seems likely), but to say that punk bands lack knowledge or an interest in politics just shows that you lack knowledge about punk rock history and ideology.  And are completely unafraid to flaunt your ignorance.

www.jpc.de
 
2013-04-08 10:34:35 AM  

PseUdononymous Savagery: When Carter dies, all of the republicans and Fox News will stand in line with the libs to fellate his corpse as well.


Nevertheless I kind of expect (hope?) the Fark thread will contain much less spittle.
 
2013-04-08 10:34:53 AM  

beta_plus: What is "using passive aggressive questions to hides one liberal butt hurt at being thoroughly schooled by others who you impotently and falsely accuse of logical fallacies, Alex?"

Answer:  Typical Fark Lib


Troll harder. I can barely feel it. HARDER.
 
2013-04-08 10:35:06 AM  

nekom: A huge force in history, whether you liked or hated her politics.  May she rest in peace.


Mussolini was also a huge force in politics, but I'm sure Humanity is also better off without him.
 
2013-04-08 10:35:38 AM  

The Dog Ate My Homework: The irony is that Thatcher was supposed to have been such a badass, but it was during her reign that Britain finally exhaled the last, pathetic gasp of its international greatness and handed the baton to the United States once and for all.



Flight Suit Bush II with Kungfoo Action Grip was a badass, too. China's next I guess.
 
2013-04-08 10:35:44 AM  

GoldSpider: PseUdononymous Savagery: When Carter dies, all of the republicans and Fox News will stand in line with the libs to fellate his corpse as well.

Nevertheless I kind of expect (hope?) the Fark thread will contain much less spittle.


There will be dancing in the streets, as he was history's greatest monster.
 
2013-04-08 10:35:55 AM  

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

No, she didn't. Neither did Reagan.

And with Putin and the like still in charge, it's kind of hard to make the case the the Soviet Union really "fell" very hard.


Same totalitarianism but different economic model.
 
2013-04-08 10:36:33 AM  

beta_plus: Epoch_Zero: beta_plus: The UK Pre-Thatcher:

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

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?"

What is "using passive aggressive questions to hides one liberal butt hurt at being thoroughly schooled by others who you impotently and falsely accuse of logical fallacies, Alex?"

Answer:  Typical Fark Lib


Bubby, British women quit having children for a while. The birth rate plummeted. Why? World War I killed their grandfathers, fathers, uncles; WWII killed their fathers, uncles, brothers, sons; Korea killed their fathers, uncles, brothers, sons.

The UK women just decided if their countries were going to send their loved ones off to die, the women just weren't going to make loved ones anymore.
 
2013-04-08 10:37:31 AM  

GoldSpider: PseUdononymous Savagery: When Carter dies, all of the republicans and Fox News will stand in line with the libs to fellate his corpse as well.

Nevertheless I kind of expect (hope?) the Fark thread will contain much less spittle.


Hahahah oh wow!
 
2013-04-08 10:37:34 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.


Do you have a 401k?
 
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