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    Re: Baroness Thatcher dies, age 87 [W:113]

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    You're trying way too hard.
    oh no!.....its to easy!

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    Re: Baroness Thatcher dies, age 87 [W:113]

    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    oh no!.....its to easy!
    Which is why it's funny to watch you try so hard.

    Meanwhile, I think Thatcher and Reagan were soul mates because they both loved invading ineffectual countries and declaring victory over sheep and nuns.

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    Re: Baroness Thatcher dies, age 87 [W:113]

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    Which is why it's funny to watch you try so hard.

    Meanwhile, I think Thatcher and Reagan were soul mates because they both loved invading ineffectual countries and declaring victory over sheep and nuns.
    ....dont make me pee my pants, by laughing so hard at your comments.

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    Re: Baroness Thatcher dies, age 87

    She was 87 and apparently had suffered from dementia for years.

    Why really old people who are losing their mind hang on as long as possible is TOTALLY beyond me.

    I guess they are just afraid of dying.

    If I was permanently losing my mind - I would welcome death as fast as possible.

    Why would I hang on - so I can watch the pain on my friends/families faces as I slowly slip away from them?

    Pass.

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    Re: Baroness Thatcher dies, age 87 [W:113]

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    You're trying way too hard. But even that won't change the fact that Thatcher was a cretinous pathological Tory who hated working people.
    Everyone's a working person, you must be talking about the working people who rushed to take advantage of Thatchers offer of owning their own, formerly rented, council homes at discounts of up to 75% off of market value.
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    Re: Baroness Thatcher dies, age 87 [W:113]

    "Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee." - John Donne ...

    My mum was 5 years old when Margaret Hilder Thatcher became Prime Minister, and I only know of her as an historical figure. I do not believe in showing disrespect for the recently departed, but her leadership was not in my lifetime and did not directly affect my life, so I can afford to be dispassionate.

    From what I have read of her premiership, she (like everyone) did good and bad things. But to quote Shakespeare - "The evil that men do lives after them - the good is oft interr'd with their bones." The balance of opinion I have heard from those old enough to have lived during her 'reign', was that, on balance, she did more harm to the society of great Britain than good. She came across to many Britons as arrogant and lacking empathy, encouraged adulation of wealth, and introduced a certain mean-spiritedness to British society (as exemplified by her approach to the miners' strike, and the denial of milk to school children). Others, with more knowledge than I, may hold another opinion, but that is the impression I have gained.

    But she was a fellow human being, neither saint nor demon, who has made the journey we all must one day, and I wish her soul peace.
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    Re: Baroness Thatcher dies, age 87

    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite Chaos View Post
    Thatcher came from ordinary roots herself, she worked hard and got into Oxford - she wasn't born with a silver spoon in her mouth.
    Middle class upbringing.

    In other words, better off than most.

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    Re: Baroness Thatcher dies, age 87

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    I didn't see the interview, but I believe she was the first elected female leader of a Western democracy. Israel's inclusion as one is a matter for debate.
    Iceland elected a female president before Thatcher. And the woman said "in the world" so..
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    Re: Baroness Thatcher dies, age 87 [W:113]

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    Meanwhile, I think Thatcher and Reagan were soul mates because they both loved invading ineffectual countries and declaring victory over sheep and nuns.
    Name some for thatcher, since there is no denying that Reagan was an interventionist.
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    Re: Baroness Thatcher dies, age 87 [W:113]

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    I was wrong: this is as good as it get for conservative 'argument'.
    At least there is an argument, in your case there isn't.
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