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Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 13, 2013 - 12:38pm PT
Patrick, aside from intel I would be most interested to see your evidence
that we materially supported the cousins down south. They did not lack for
naval resources. Their weakness was long-range air power notably highlighted
by the Monty Pythonesque mission to take out the Port Stanley airfield prior
to the invasion. It was about 10 minutes' fuel short of a tragic cockup.
Hardman Knott

Gym climber
Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, Ca
Apr 13, 2013 - 01:40pm PT
Surprised this clip hasn't been posted - makes Morrisey's comments seem tame by comparison.

The discussion following her comments at 06:30 is worth watching as well.


Trad climber
Apr 14, 2013 - 12:21pm PT
In agreement with Dr F. here. Full blooming cactus for him. Thatcher could have been more Bill Clinton-George Mitchell about the nineteen hunger strikers in '81. Complete fail on her part.

Famished after a bus ride from Dublin to Belfast, I finally located Sands' grave in the rain. I commenced eating fish and chips out of a white paper bag. Later in the day, I realized how disrespectful this was considering I was standing atop hunger striker graves.
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Ice climber
Agua Dulce,CA
Apr 14, 2013 - 01:59pm PT
Anti-Thatcher song is a chart-topper in UK
April 13, 2013 9:29 AM
Mourners prepare for Wednesday's funeral of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, but anti-Thatcher protesters are stealing the limelight, as they propel "Ding Dong The Witch is Dead!" to the top of the UK music charts. Charlie D'Agata reports.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Apr 14, 2013 - 02:30pm PT

Perhaps I jumped the gun in thinking what you posted after the video of Thatcher condemning the EU, was in support of such multinational arrangements. That's why I asked the question. I am interested in what you think of these supranational treaties. (NAFTA, etc)

The crowning achievement of European collectivist thinking is the Economic Union. This was supposed to have led to streamlined economic activity concerning tariffs and elimination of bureaucratic redundancy for economic reasons only

One of it's real results has been nation states losing political autonomy under the threat of being sanctioned or kicked out of the EU for not agreeing to decisions made that have an adverse effect at home.

Trad climber
Apr 14, 2013 - 05:25pm PT
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Apr 14, 2013 - 11:33pm PT

Big Wall climber
Apr 14, 2013 - 11:40pm PT
Dr f thanks for a response. I have read somewhere that lots of heroin is to contribute.

Trad climber
Apr 14, 2013 - 11:47pm PT
Musical interlude.

Oliver's army is here to staa-aa-aay
Oliver's army are on their waa-aa-aay

Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Apr 15, 2013 - 12:04am PT
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Apr 15, 2013 - 12:07am PT
Francois Mitterand described Thatcher as having "the eyes of Caligula and the mouth of Marilyn Monroe".

Social climber
So Cal
Apr 21, 2013 - 04:11pm PT

Apr 21, 2013 - 07:11pm PT
You really choose to quote a Vichy traiter, Peter?

Her polarizing historical status speaks volumes. Reduces the gray and brings everything into stark contrast.

Trad climber
4 Corners Area
Apr 30, 2013 - 07:05pm PT
Are those clouds in TGT's picture?^^^^^

Or . . .

Is it the smoke from the flames of hell?

Social climber
Apr 30, 2013 - 07:37pm PT
Are those clouds in TGT's picture?^^^^^

Or . . .

Is it the smoke from the flames of hell?

Credit: crunch

Trad climber
Flagstaff, AZ
Apr 30, 2013 - 08:24pm PT
It's been an awakening experience to see what was going on world-wide with the failed conservative movement of the 80s

Failed? Economic liberalisation has led to 300-400 million people being pulled out of poverty in China over the past decade. Sub-Saharan Africa is rising quickly. Developing countries all over the world are enjoying the benefits of open and free economic systems.

First, the movement of the 80s is still the driving economic paradigm of today. Secondly, it has been shown to be successful. I am not sure how that is seen as failure.

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Apr 30, 2013 - 10:19pm PT
Never mind...!
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