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Old 03-05-2014, 12:48 PM
 
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Please answer 4 questions. To me interestingly your opinion
1)How do You think, can a woman to rule the country or actively participate in political activity in the country?
2)Would You like to follow the example, the principles of life of Margaret Thatcher?
3)Do You think that Margaret Thatcher is an example of successful women?
4)What's more important for You:
career,family or the combination of career and family, without prejudice to both?
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Old 03-05-2014, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Finland
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Please answer 4 questions. To me interestingly your opinion
1)How do You think, can a woman to rule the country or actively participate in political activity in the country?
2)Would You like to follow the example, the principles of life of Margaret Thatcher?
3)Do You think that Margaret Thatcher is an example of successful women?
4)What's more important for You:
career,family or the combination of career and family, without prejudice to both?
1) No
2) No. Rather Victoria
3) If I could beat her, yes
4) Career and dominance if I can exercise domestic violence
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Old 03-05-2014, 01:17 PM
 
Location: western East Roman Empire
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Please answer 4 questions. To me interestingly your opinion


1) How do You think, can a woman to rule the country or actively participate in political activity in the country?

This has been going on for thousands of years, many examples from pre-historic cultures, Egypt, Rome, Germanic tribes, England, Latin America, etc.

Nothing particularly exceptional about Ms Thatcher in that sense, except that she is still the best man we've got ... big, big, steely balls, wish I had 'em like hers.


2) Would You like to follow the example, the principles of life of Margaret Thatcher?

She exemplified age-old principles that any common-sense human being can aspire too.

Politically, no, each period has its own peculiarities. She - along with Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul - inspired an entire civilization on the balls of its ass to rise up to defeat the scourge of communism, even though the world that has emerged since then is not necessarily better.


3) Do You think that Margaret Thatcher is an example of successful women?

No. She is an example of a successful politician and an inspiring leader.

Those who play the race or gender card are charlatans, plenty of those around, they are a dime a dozen, while a leader like Ms Thatcher comes along once or twice a century, for better and for worse.



4) What's more important for You:
career, family or the combination of career and family, without prejudice to both?


In my view, the common idiot who I am, a career is meaningless without family.

It is very difficult to balance both, but not impossible. It takes natural talent, dedication, focus, and constantly high energy.


And remember, a man who is not a father to his children can never be a real man.



Margaret Thatcher is still the best man we've got, like the good father and kind emperor, may she rest in peace.
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Old 03-05-2014, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Mill Valley, California
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[quote=ge-nika;33751557]Please answer 4 questions. To me interestingly your opinion
1)How do You think, can a woman to rule the country or actively participate in political activity in the country?
Of course. Woman rulers have been a part of human history for millenia (Nefertiti, Cleopatra, etc.). Their participation may often be limited, but never entirely missing.

2)Would You like to follow the example, the principles of life of Margaret Thatcher?
No, not really. She was too conservative for my tastes.

3)Do You think that Margaret Thatcher is an example of successful women?
Sure, but her greatest political accomplishments were largely inevitable no matter who was in charge.

4)What's more important for You:
For me (as a guy), I personally prefer family over career every time. BUt such a priority needs to be left entirely up to each individual (or couple if married). No woman should ever be pressured to avoid a career, or give one up, against her will simply to fulfill some other person's superfluous idea of what a woman should be, Same goes for men. Placing a straight-jacket on people's career choices based simply on some perceived gender roles is counter-productive for all of society. One of the most wasted resources in the world today is the vast supply of under-utilized women in society's that impose such impositions upon a woman's right to choose her own destiny.
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Old 03-07-2014, 04:35 AM
 
Location: Utica, NY
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Before my time but I know not to mention her name around my family in England.
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Old 03-07-2014, 06:54 AM
 
Location: England
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Before my time but I know not to mention her name around my family in England.
Many folks in England hated her guts. There was quite a celebration by some when she died. Go ask folks who were coal miners during the strike of 1984-85 what they think of her.
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Old 03-07-2014, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Geneva, IL
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Please answer 4 questions. To me interestingly your opinion
1)How do You think, can a woman to rule the country or actively participate in political activity in the country?
Yes woman are more than capable of running a country. Here is a long list:

List of elected or appointed female heads of government - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In the modern era the first elected female premier was in 1960, that would be 54 years ago. I think it's about time in the US.

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2)Would You like to follow the example, the principles of life of Margaret Thatcher?
No, she was way too conservative and I was not a fan of her support of F.W de Klerk.

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3)Do You think that Margaret Thatcher is an example of successful women?
Do you mean a successful Prime Minister?

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4)What's more important for You:
career,family or the combination of career and family, without prejudice to both?
For me personally it's family, but that doesn't mean careers aren't important.
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Old 03-07-2014, 07:16 AM
 
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Many folks in England hated her guts. There was quite a celebration by some when she died. Go ask folks who were coal miners during the strike of 1984-85 what they think of her.
I'm pretty much a liberal here in the USA. I do think though Margaret Thatcher had a good and bad side. In order for her to make any sense at all, you have to consider the times. World War II was an immensely trying time for Britain and the whole country was exhausted financially and spiritually by the experience. Perhaps, understandably, post-war Britons sought a better society than the one that had existed before the war. The post-war period saw the enactment of many measures. Some made sense, like the National Health Service. Others, were poorly conceived and these included the nationalization of industries like steel and automobiles. The Labour Party was founded by unions and was simply not in any condition to control them by limiting some strikes and some of their actions.

Within thirty years (mid 1970's) Britain was in tough shape indeed. Strikes were extremely common. Productivity of British industry was among the lowest of the industrialized countries. There was high inflation and deepening unemployment. The country was hugely in debt. Tax rates were among the highest in the world. Many wealthy Britons left the country simply to avoid paying taxes.

Margaret Thatcher became head of the Conservative Party and became Prime Minister in about 1979 as I recall. Her tough, "no-nonsense measures" brought the unions under control and ended most strikes. High tax rates were gradually reduced and this stimulated investment. Inflation fell. Unemployment fell much more slowly, but did come down.

On the negative side, Thatcher was about as condescending and insulting a person as I ever saw hold public office. I often wondered how the British could stand to listen to her. Even though Thatcher was a woman, I don't believe she ever selected another woman ever to serve in her cabinet.

On the balance, Thatcher did some things that had to be done. I think someone else though who was a little more diplomatic could have done the job and not created the enmity that she did. When people are drinking toasts to the fact that you've died, you know some pretty raw nerves have been touched.
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Old 03-08-2014, 03:00 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Thatcher saved England from socialist tendencies which had gone too far. Of course the coal miners hated her; she insisted on closing mines which were not profitable and which were therefore simply a drain on the national treasury. She had real "balls" and trying to imagine Great Britain without her is to imagine a country on its knees. The people who celebrated her death by singing "the witch is dead" were saying more about their irrational selves than they were about Thatcher.
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