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By great idea / Thursday 11 April 2013 00:40 / Canada - Calgary
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  bombtastic  |  10

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  Sandman366  |  6

66-You supposed to be putting on shades during the pause, with a "YEEAAHHHH" afterwards? (Last I heard that was so overused you can't use it seriously and hope to survive a burial.)

By  BadApple88  |  28

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  Reaper1984  |  13

#9 I disagree, I feel that a classroom fight would be a down grade from a cafeteria fight. Because getting hit with an apple or a lunch try would hurt equally, there is just more to get hit with in the cafeteria.

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  RaggleFrock  |  13

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  doodlecloud  |  26

Aaand a debate has started already. 37, it is entirely possibile for a 20 year old to know about the politics of the 80s, and actually, as it was kind of a massive deal, it's actually quite hard not to know about it. Plus whether you agree with Thatcher or not, what she did affected millions then, which also affects their families now and has a lasting affect on politics so even if you don't read up on it like many young people do, you may still feel the affects. Try and argue for Thatcher all you want but don't you dare tell me I'm not allowed to have an opinion just because I wasn't there at the time. You think every historian was alive during the period they study? Please.

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  doodlecloud  |  26

And on the other side of the coin, someone being alive during that time is no guarantee that they understood or even paid attention to what was going on anyway... :/

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  RaggleFrock  |  13

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  doodlecloud  |  26

I don't think that's how history works...if you just ignore the negatives and focus on the politics then I'm sure even Hitler seems like a pretty nice guy...liked animals, artist, etc. In any case, I haven't argued that she was 'the worst thing since the war'. I am trying hard not to get into that as I don't think anyone needs another debate. I merely objected to your 'debate tactics', so to speak.

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  doodlecloud  |  26

Oh hang on, I just checked you profile and this is pretty good - you describe yourself as 'raised on sega not snes'. Judging from the 'not snes' clarification I'm going to assume you're talking about its competitor, the MegaDrive, which was released over here in 1990. Even earlier Sega consoles only made it over here in the mid-late 80s. So, unless you consider yourself 'raised' by arcade machines, please explain how you can be old enough to have really understood politics in the 80s and yet young enough to have been raised in the late 80s/early 90s? Oh, nevermind, google says your twitter account is RaggleFrock83, so I gonna go ahead and assume you were born in 83...so you weren't born when Thatcher came into power and were only about 7 when she left. Kind of broke your own argument, there.

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  Coolada  |  15

Thatcher was not a good person. She was corrupt and possibly evil. However, her policies prevented Britain from slipping into a period of serious decline, and for that we should thank her.

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  RaggleFrock  |  13

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It depends on who you talk to. Unions (and miners) especially hate her for encroaching on their massive sway in the British government. Basically, if the unions felt like it (and more often than not, they did), they would strike, and the country would shut down. Margaret Thatcher wasn't into that, and promptly privatized most of the industry. That, and the Falklands War of 1982. Argentina invaded the Falklands, which had been owned by Britain since the 1820's. Britain then promptly curbstomped Argentina and retook the Falklands, with minor losses. Argentinians hate her guts, and for some reason more than a few Britons see her as a rampaging warmonger (need I remind them that THEY were the ones being invaded, not Argentina).

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  doodlecloud  |  26

I'm 'so passive aggressive' because, even though I never actually claimed to know that much anyway, you refuse to believe that a 20 year old COULD know more or as much as you just because you were alive at that time. If it were just a bit of doubt then fair enough but that you literally will not except any less, I find bizarre. If anything, I think it's more likely that someone my age WOULD know more about the subject as a whole as you seem rather emotionally invested - if you really are the daughter of a minEr then it's unlikely you'll ever be able to have an unbiased view. Also, although I'm sure many people DO think she was worse or as bad as Hitler, I didn't say they were in the same league at all, I just used him as an extreme example of why you can't only look at positives and ignore negatives.

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  doodlecloud  |  26

Also, why do you keep going back to Wikipedia, and now Facebook? Do you honestly think that those are the only ways young people obtain information? I don't know about you and your friends but most people I know talk to people, read newspapers, read books and journals, go to museums, etc. I sometimes use Wikipedia but always check references on important things and I don't think I'd ever use facebook for 'research'...

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  RaggleFrock  |  13

Sorry, that was a typo. Probably like your 'accept' misuse. I do hope you're planning a career politics, madam. Ok, you know more than I on the subject than I, because I'm emotional :/ Hitler caused 11 million plus deaths, that's no where near how many Thatcher caused. Alas, she is dead... Like this conversation.

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  bamagrl410  |  31

I know nothing of her politics, so I won't pretend I do. However, it is entirely possible for a younger generation to study and understand a subject without having been present to witness it unfold. It may give a different perspective or understanding, but the facts are still the facts. Just because I wasn't present when the Nazis invaded Eastern Europe doesn't mean that I can't study the topic and understand that it was bad and gain information about some of the things that happened. The same goes for studying past leaders of my country and of the politics and history or other countries. Everyone will have a different opinion in politics and history, that's just the way it is. Some have more facts and information to back them up than others, but there are always two sides to every story. I think your argument was very well-phrased, doodlecloud

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  shorty6823  |  28

If I had to pick, being hit with an econ book would be my choice. They're the smallest books my high school had, besides foreign language and grammar books.

By  dancinwookie  |  21

-"Brick killed a guy. Did you throw a trident? -"Yeah, there were horses, and a man on fire, and I killed a guy with a trident." -"Brick, I've been meaning to talk to you about that. You should find yourself a safehouse or a relative close by. Lay low for a while, because you're probably wanted for murder."

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  dancinwookie  |  21

#39- I'm glad I made you lol. As soon as I read the line, "I was hit in the face with a binder," I read it exactly how it's said in Anchorman: "Brick killed a guy. Did you throw a trident?"

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