Margaret Thatcher, objectively pro-apartheid: "'The ANC is a typical terrorist organisation ... Anyone who thinks it is going to run the government in South Africa is living in cloud-cuckoo land'"
hillary: Epoch_Zero: muck4doo: So says the idiot who still believes his side is fighting for the people, and thinks he is funny.What the fark did you just farking say about me, you little biatch? I'll have you know I graduated top of my class in the Navy Seals, and I've been involved in numerous secret raids on Al-Quaeda, and I have over 300 confirmed kills. I am trained in gorilla warfare and I'm the top sniper in the entire US armed forces. You are nothing to me but just another target. I will wipe you the fark out with precision the likes of which has never been seen before on this Earth, mark my farking words. You think you can get away with saying that shiat to me over the Internet? Think again, farker. As we speak I am contacting my secret network of spies across the USA and your IP is being traced right now so you better prepare for the storm, maggot. The storm that wipes out the pathetic little thing you call your life. You're farking dead, kid. I can be anywhere, anytime, and I can kill you in over seven hundred ways, and that's just with my bare hands. Not only am I extensively trained in unarmed combat, but I have access to the entire arsenal of the United States Marine Core and I will use it to its full extent to wipe your miserable ass off the face of the continent, you little shiat. If only you could have known what unholy retribution your little "clever" comment was about to bring down upon you, maybe you would have held your farking tongue. But you couldn't, you didn't, and now you're paying the price, you goddamn idiot. I will shiat fury all over you and you will drown in it.TRANSLATION: He's 20, weighs 300 pounds, stands 5'3", still living at home, is presently covered with potato chip crumbs, and has a mother constantly screaming at him to get a job.
Jim_Tressel's_O-Face: 1088. Now imagine the thread if/when Dick Cheney casts off his mortal coil.
verbaltoxin: tgambitg: None of them are pure. That's the point. Same with there being no pure Capitalistic ideologies. Pure forms of either will never work, because people get in the way. You can't erase human nature. The fact that you are labeling ideologies proves you don't know what pure Communism even is. There is no party in pure Communism. There is no state in pure Communism. The only way to achieve pure Communism is to remove all greed, corruption, classes, money, structure from society. Communism, at it's heart, is much closer to Anarchism, but with everyone making a conscious effort to work toward a common goal. Human nature doesn't allow for this.First, my mistake for assuming, but in other threads you heavily indicated otherwise.Human nature works towards communalism all the time. It's how we form clubs, organizations, churches, groups, teams, families and civilizations. We're inexplicably driven to form groups. We form mobs on a near daily basis. So it's not proper to dismiss Communism as a political association based on the community owning the means of production.
Katolu: The Snow Dog: RIP. You were a badass.You misspelled dumbass.
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.
rewind2846: Reagan f*cked things up as well with the same mindset.
Jackson Herring: Thatcher refused to meet the union's demands and compared the miners' dispute to the Falklands conflict two years earlier, declaring in a speech in 1984: "We had to fight the enemy without in the Falklands. We always have to be aware of the enemy within, which is much more difficult to fight and more dangerous to liberty."What an indescribable shiat she was.
GoldSpider: vygramul: No one brought down the Soviets. They did it to themselves. Their system simply.stopped.working.Communism works just fine without outside influences poisoning the well. Or so I hear.
o5iiawah: rewind2846: Reagan f*cked things up as well with the same mindset.yes, that whole creating 20,000,000 jobs in 8 years thing was an absolute failure.
Snarfangel: lohphat: Pert: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x429]Haters gonna hate...[4.bp.blogspot.com image 450x350]If that happened today, there would be a 150 Photoshop submissions before the tank came to a halt.
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.
GeneralJim: 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.And your screen name is an anagram for "Bung ill ma." The point? Another one for Thatcher is "charm great threat." Again, the point?
nekom: A huge force in history, whether you liked or hated her politics. May she rest in peace.
/does NHS cover butt hurt?
And I'm sorry that the profit motive frightens you.
I'm no expert but...: I imagine there will be more than a few celebrations tonight.
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),
No one brought down the Soviets. They did it to themselves. Their system simply.stopped.working.
libs ended slavery. are you pro slavery?
But, if you are talking about the U.S.A., it was the Democrats who started the KKK as a way to keep slaves from voting, and the Republicans who opposed them. ALL of the big battles had Democrats on the racist side, and Republicans on the egalitarian side -- until LBJ decided that position was becoming difficult to support, so he transformed the Democrats into anti-racists with a wave of his hand. The truth is, Democrats are still the party of institutional racism.
Sid_6.7: I'm listening to this:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-y2ox2HPncAnd drinking good whiskey (Irish...the only kind). And thanking a God I don't even believe in that this horrid b*tch is dead.LIKE CHRISTMAS IN APRIL!/totally makes up for Ebert dying//third of the bunch is...?
///Fred Rogers needs to die more often, just to bring different people together in mourning
GeneralJim: TV's Vinnie: No one brought down the Soviets. They did it to themselves. Their system simply.stopped.working.True. Which is why we need to emulate that system as much as possible. It has never worked before, but 29th time is the charm...
vygramul: Kaufmann's Law: For every idea, there exists at least one hypocrite espousing it.I disagree. He wanted to wrestle women, he thought it was a good idea, and goddammit he went and wrestled those women!
rewind2846: GoldSpider: vygramul: No one brought down the Soviets. They did it to themselves. Their system simply.stopped.working.Communism works just fine without outside influences poisoning the well. Or so I hear.Communism and its cousin Socialism do work, but only under ideal conditions, the most important of which is the negation of human greed. They depend on the equal or near equal sharing of resources, and work done for the good of all.Unfortunately greed is hard-wired into the species, and it is only through discipline and a regard for others that we've kept it to a level which has not destroyed us... yet.Capitalism on the other hand works well with greed. Capitalism cannot exist without greed. It depends on greed, like green plants depend on the sun. Capitalism cannot survive without that one emotion, the one which drives human beings to commit some of the most heinous acts against their fellow beings the world has ever seen. Capitalism rewards all the bad behaviors we as humans exhibit, and does so quite well. Find me very wealthy person, and there will be a very good chance that person is an amoral scumbag.As the fictional Gordon Gecko said, "Greed Works". As greed does indeed work, so does capitalism.
xria: As the fictional Gordon Gecko said, "Greed Works". As greed does indeed work, so does capitalism.That sort of ignorance can only be written by someone that knows nothing about history and what happened when capitalism was left to itself (laissez faire and all that).
*I want a democracy, not a republic.
GeneralJim: Epoch_Zero: 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),This is one of the dumber lines of reasoning ever seen on Fark. Going back 30 years to find a Republican to blame? Obama only thinks he inherited a mess from the Democratic Congress of 2006 -- Take some time, and look at the horrific crap that Jimmy Carter and the Democratic Congress left Reagan. But as crispy as things were then, when proper methods are applied, things will get better, and within a few years. That's what happened. You're off by an order of magnitude -- it takes about three years to recover from a recession, if it is repaired using a bit of reason. The way to do it, that has worked for Democrat and Republican Presidents? Allow a bit of debt to creep up; make sure interest rates are not confiscatory, give some tax breaks, and rein in government spending. That has worked every time -- within 3 years, massive improvement can be seen. An "alternate" plan was used twice: Once by FDR, and once by Obama. The alternate plan involves cranking up government spending, increasing regulation, increasing taxes, and doing stupid crap to make people feel better. FDR's recession turned into the Great Depression, and Obama's recession turned into the "Great Recession," and despite smoke and mirrors with the numbers, things are not getting any better after four years. I bet Obama can keep this one going as long as FDR did, just by doing the same stupid shiat that didn't work then, and hasn't worked this time.[raymondpronk.files.wordpress.com image 530x357][mashedpotatobulletin.files.wordpress.com image 450x292]
She kicked away the ladder for her female colleagues. Her administration had the fewest (or near-so) female members of any recent PM.
When the car is heading toward a cliff, "stay the course" is usually a very bad idea... but as you fly off the edge to your death, at least the people who show up at your funeral will be able to say that you "stood by your convictions", right?
Destroying the mental health care system of the country overwhelms that. Also, I thought the President couldn't create jobs. That's what Mitt Romney said, anyway.
GeneralJim: 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.And your screen name is an anagram for "Bung ill ma." The point? Another one for Thatcher is "charm great threat." Again, the point?Yours is REIGN JEMAL.I knew you were a secret Islamist.
And your screen name is an anagram for "Bung ill ma." The point? Another one for Thatcher is "charm great threat." Again, the point?Yours is REIGN JEMAL.I knew you were a secret Islamist.
I love how the left and right scales aren't the same on that top graphic.Seriously, doesn't that dishonesty bother you at all?
GeneralJim: vygramul: I love how the left and right scales aren't the same on that top graphic.Seriously, doesn't that dishonesty bother you at all?No, because it's not dishonest. What DOES bother me is your lack of ability to read graphs. There are more people now, so we start with higher numbers. If you check the scales, they are identical, not different as you claim -- the origin point is different, so that the curves appear together for easy comparison. Some people.
Jesus, even the bottom scale is intentionally misleading. Reagan's term i. Office begins off the chart to the left, while Obama's starts partway in.And yet, it doesn't bother people they are being lied to: they'll happily pass along the lie. I guess honor just doesn't matter to some people.
The chart, my ignorant friend, is about recovery after the end of a recession. So, the graphs start at the end of the recession. Check the strap on your tin-foil hat...
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