The Iron Lady Has Gone

Margaret ThatcherFormer British Prime Minister Margaret Hilda Thatcher passed away on Monday, April 8, 2013 of a stroke at the age of 87 years. Margaret Thatcher is the longest-serving prime minister in England, ie 1979 to 1990. Former chemistry researcher is also the only female prime minister in the history of England.

Her personality, firm political attitudes and not easily compromise make her earned the nickname “Iron Lady“.

Here are some important moments during her life:

– Born with the name Margaret Roberts on October 13, 1925.
– For the first time in the election of Parliament in 1950.
– Married to businessman Denis Thatcher in 1951.
– Elected a member of Parliament from the Conservative Party for the Finchley area in 1959.
– Selected to the Minister of Education by PM Ted Heath in 1970.
– Becoming the first female prime minister in 1979.
– Sends troops to take over the Falklands Islands in 1982.
– Wins absolute election 1983.
– Survivors of a bomb attack by the Irish Republican Army in the Hotel Brighton in 1984.
– Winning the 1987 elections for the third time.
– Resigned after facing the challenges of leadership in 1990.

Goodbye Maggie!

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(Source CNN, Kompas /Image number10.gov.uk)

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Moby-Dick

By Herman Melville

The Opening Paragraph

Moby Dick book cover

Call me Ishmael. Some years ago – never mind how long precisely – having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world. It is a way I have of driving off the spleen, and regulating the circulation.

Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people’s hats off – then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can.

This is my substitute for pistol and ball. With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship. There is nothing surprising in this. If they but knew it, almost all men in their degree, some time or other, cherish very nearly the same feelings towards the ocean with me.

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Men’s “Womanizer”

By Ayunda Pininta Kasih

-> From the original title “7 Type of Men’s “Womanizer

womanizerFinding the prince’s dream into hope many women. But what if the prince’s dream in fact kind of guy womanizer? Handsome face and a man’s physical attractiveness womanizer type may melt your heart. But further identify the characters that you do not heartbroken about it.

1. Got a million compliments and sweet promises
Men of this type tend to express their feelings. Although there has been long known, it’s easy for him to show that he’s crazy about you. The trick, he likes to throw the compliments and sweet promises. The he even did not hesitate to promise to marry you or give you a gift. This is the type of man moves to mollify women womanizer.

The goal, make you a lover, but with a specific purpose. Actions tend to fake romance. Just the way to make friends, look macho in front of his friends, or even to obtain sexual gratification.

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10 US companies with the largest number of job cuts

By Dyah Megasari

Citigroup logoGlobal economic dark days claimed many future employees in the United States. During the year 2012, many giant companies that fold the number of employees on the grounds of efficiency.

Its latest is Citigroup, the giant Uncle Sam bank plans to cut 11,000 employees who, though apparently not the biggest.

Who topped the list? Here are 10 US companies to lay off employees in large numbers:

1. Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP)

Although Citigroup announced the baffle on Wednesday (12/05/2012), HP is the leader of a workforce reduction in 2012. Citing the data Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc., in May, a company based in Palo Alto, California, is to lay off 27,000 employees in order to save money as much as 3.5 billion U.S. dollars.

May this year is the peak HP adversity. Management admitted that computer manufacturers are the most vulnerable to the crisis shaken during the year. HP’s stock collapsed more than 45 percent so far this year.

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Addicted to Social Networking Sites More than Cigarettes?

socmed festival 2012Can not be denied is if we are addicted to something to make us forget everything around us. What just happened does not matter, attention is only focused on the things that makes it addictive.

Symptoms of using social networking sites seem to get the attention of many parties, including a team of researchers from the Booth Business School, University of Chicago, who studied the desires of everyday people, found that sleep and sex are two of the most dreamed of the day.

Now what if this situation occurs on social networking sites? The urge to get in there is something that is most difficult to resist. Facts obtained very surprising, and unexpected, alcohol and tobacco that has a reputation so addictive it is not desirable because the levels are still below the social network. Great isn’t it?

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The Richest Man in Africa 2012

Aliko DangoteApparently not only in the western world, this time in mid November 2012 Forbes magazine released news about the richest people of this continent. For example, Aliko Dangote, a Nigerian tycoon who built his empire of commodities such as flour, sugar and cement, is the richest African.

Dangote wealth of 12 billion dollars, a long journey for him for an incredible income.

Partial list of Forbes top 40 richest African living in Africa, the following among others.

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Obama saddened by the shootings in Newtown Connecticut

ObamaReturn a massacre that killed (more or less based on the latest information) 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., about 65 miles northeast of New York City, Friday, December 14.

Obama, the U.S. President is very sorrowful, he was seen several times wiped away tears and struggled to compose himself while expressed his sorrow for those who died in the massacre.

The majority of those who were killed today were children, kids cute little between the ages of five to ten years,” Obama said. “Life stretched before them, birthdays, graduations, weddings, children of their own.

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