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  •  Privatize the funeral (4+ / 0-)
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    The best suggestion on Thatcher's funeral: Privatising Margaret Thatcher's funeral would be a fitting tribute to her legacy

    someone by the name of Scott Morgan has launched this e-petition:

    "In keeping with the great lady's legacy, Margaret Thatcher's state funeral should be funded and managed by the private sector to offer the best value and choice for end users and other stakeholders. The undersigned believe that the legacy of the former PM deserves nothing less and that offering this unique opportunity is an ideal way to cut government expense and further prove the merits of liberalised economics Baroness Thatcher spearheaded."

    This is splendid idea.

    I suggest reading the entire piece.

    [Medicare, and Medicaid, and Social Security] do not make us a nation of takers; they free us to take the risks that make this country great.

    by MoDem on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 08:04:12 AM PDT

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    •  Beautiful! (0+ / 0-)

      “The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.” – Abraham Lincoln

      by Sagebrush Bob on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 08:18:02 AM PDT

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    •  Damnit (0+ / 0-)

      They closed the petition and comments already.

      “The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.” – Abraham Lincoln

      by Sagebrush Bob on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 09:24:19 AM PDT

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      •  Old (1+ / 0-)
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        The one linked to actually closed last year. There have been several attempts to open similar ones today but all have been rejected as inappropriate (if they hit a certain number these petitions result in a Commons select committee examining them which would be long after the funeral)

        "Who stood against President Obama in 2012?" - The trivia question nobody can answer.

        by Lib Dem FoP on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 09:38:37 AM PDT

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