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    • They both led military forces, and contributed to many deaths. What I’d like to see more of are Gandhis or Martin Luther King Jr’s, whether in the male or female form. Then every side wins.

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      • I find it hard to imagine that “every side” wins, because if you have “sides” to start with, then there is disagreement. While they could be resolved amicably, our history would suggest that not going to be the case. You even had a Pres that said “You’re either fore us or you’re against us!’ …. making no allowance for neutrality does not encourage mutually agreeable peaceful resolutions.

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        • I guess the Pres would qualify as one of those “popes and kings” who is very tiresome. But there are a few skilled negotiators who are able to bring sides together into one mutually agreeable resolution. It does take skill, but some folks are able to do it.

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    • I’m glad you and Jane aren’t quarreling today. Yeah, the newspaper headlines about quarreling leaders that I found interesting when I was much younger, seem like the same old stuff today. It does get tiresome.

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  1. I was thinking of man movies when I read this, all guns and high-speed car chases and guys with something to prove. The only girls in the scenes provide cleavage to break up the monotony. Romantic comedies are much less tiresome. 🙂

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    • So I take it you’re not a big fan of Bruce Willis or Steven Seagal. I think if Jane Austen were alive today, she’d agree with you. She’d be referencing the man movies, rather than the man novels. As for me, I can go with just about any movie genre, as long as it’s well-written and well-acted. Which is just a precious small percentage, in my view.

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  2. So you don’t have to read my mind I’ll just say I’m all for more women heroines, mighty women…say like the good witches that drop houses on the bad witches, and yes, like Joan of Arc, but she got burned….be brave, be mghty, but watch the skies and fires. And above all don’t be tiresome.

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