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Re: Breaking News

Postby KnightOfFewWords » Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:40 pm

Alanz wrote:Must be my Eyesight, i'm getting on a bit you know.


You could try switching from using a monocle to these new-fangled binocles, I can vouch for their effectiveness.

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Re: Breaking News

Postby Alanz » Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:03 pm

Wow they're just like my Glasses, No honestly they are like my Glasses.
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Re: Breaking News

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:05 pm

RIP Maggie - you were scary and magnificent, often at the same time... :shifty: :lol:
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Re: Breaking News

Postby michelanCello » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:33 pm

R.I.P. :?
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Re: Breaking News

Postby Catch-up » Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:52 am

R.I.P.

Read about it this morning.
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Re: Breaking News

Postby Square12 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:59 am

R.I.P.

Although it does remind me of a playground song, about putting her in a bin, sellotaping her in and bashing her on the head but can't remember exactly how it went.

P.S. for our colonial siblings Sellotape = scotch tape I think (basically a clear one sided adhesive tape)
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Re: Breaking News

Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:20 am

Or Sticky Tape, as they were only allowed to say on Blue Peter!
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Re: Breaking News

Postby KnightOfFewWords » Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:18 am

Bouncy Castle wrote:Or Sticky Tape, as they were only allowed to say on Blue Peter!


That never occurred to me.

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Re: Breaking News

Postby KnightOfFewWords » Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:40 pm

'Ding-Dong! The Witch is Dead' is currently at no 2, no 4 and no 19 in the UK Amazon best-selling song list.
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Re: Breaking News

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:16 pm

It's at number 1 now . . . :?
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Re: Breaking News

Postby Jack Remillard » Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:36 pm

Yes... I find it very distasteful that people are celebrating her death. I am not a fan though because of her ruthlessness and general lack of compassion.

The thing I hate about the Conservative party is their willingness to do whatever it takes to achieve a goal, without apparently caring about people who get hurt in the process. But I'm only slightly left of centre, so I kind of accept that sometimes harsh decisions have to be made.

So I'm honestly torn. I cannot help but dislike politicians who can make policies which they know will hurt people, and just not care about resulting losses of employment/sufficient income to pay rent etc, even if such decisions are sometimes arguably necessary in the long term.

And I'm talking about both Thatcher and the current UK government.
Bouncy Castle wrote:Or Sticky Tape, as they were only allowed to say on Blue Peter!

Or stickleback plastic, as Eddie Izzard put it. :)
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Re: Breaking News

Postby spideyGirl » Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:04 am

tbh she did more harm than good. Just because she is dead doesn't mean she suddenly deserves respect. she didnt earn mine while she was alive and she isnt getting it now. this is the woman who supported apartheid and called Nelson Mandela a terrorist. she may have done the odd good thing but the damage she did still resonates today. yes it may be sad for those that loved her but then it was sad for those whose fathers took their own lives when she destroyed their ability to feed their families and be feel useful to their communities. she didnt care what they felt. i dont think she was a role model for women at all, i personally do not want to have to be as uncaring and ruthless as her in order to be successful. and privitising our public services and killing the manufacturing industry so that our main economy centred on the service (financial) industry worked out just great for us didnt it. I'm not comparing her to others in order to judge whether she was good or bad, I'm looking at what she did and judging her on that. There is obvi a lot more that could be said but I'll leave it there.

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Re: Breaking News

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:51 am

. . . not a fan then, Spidey?
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Re: Breaking News

Postby Quatermass » Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:22 am

The nicest thing I can say about Thatcher is that she was immensely influential and groundbreaking.
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Re: Breaking News

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:53 pm

She had no respect for the lives of the families, or the workers from the steelworks and miners when she destroyed their livelyhoods,I don't blame people for celebrating her demise as she was a nasty piece of work. :evil:
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