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Cool Head Of States ...

Mon Mar 03, 2008 12:29 pm

Are there some cool Head of States ?

I'd say Schroder (though I don't like him) , Clinton , Sarkozy , Helmut Schmidt , Chavez even Bush is cool .
The opposite would be : Merkel , Zapatero , Lula , Jintao ..

What do you think ?

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RE: Cool Head Of States ...

Mon Mar 03, 2008 4:57 pm

Head of government or head of state? The former is a political figure, the latter typically carries on mostly ceremonial functions. Exceptions would be countries in which the head of government and the head of state are fused in the same office, e.g., the office of the presidency in the United States.

Having said that, for me, the coolest head of state always will be, for all times, King Juan Carlos I of Spain.
 
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RE: Cool Head Of States ...

Mon Mar 03, 2008 5:00 pm



Quoting PacNWjet (Reply 1):
Head of government or head of state? The former is a political figure, the latter typically carries on mostly ceremonial functions. Exceptions would be countries in which the head of government and the head of state are fused in the same office, e.g., the office of the presidency in the United States.

Having said that, for me, the coolest head of state always will be, for all times, King Juan Carlos I of Spain.

I supposed this question would come up ... I mean the most important Person in the Country .

For example : Germany : Merkel though Köhler is Head of State

Spain :Zapatero though Juan Carlos in Head of State


I'm sorry I should have been more clear !

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Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:17 pm

I'd say Nelson Mandela and Winston Churchill.

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Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:23 pm



Quoting SK A340 (Reply 3):
P.s. I agree and support your signature LHStarAlliance!

Thank you ! Make it yours ! Only way to reach as much as people as possible !
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Mon Mar 03, 2008 9:53 pm

I know many people dont like him, but I really think Putin has to be up there

From Time Magazine:
"No one is born with a stare like Vladimir Putin's. The Russian President's pale blue eyes are so cool, so devoid of emotion that the stare must have begun as an affect, the gesture of someone who understood that power might be achieved by the suppression of ordinary needs, like blinking."

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RE: Cool Head Of States ...

Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:24 pm

Putin always reminds me of Admiral Piett (Star Wars V & VI)



That alone makes him cool  Smile

I thought Blair looked pretty cool

And that former Japanese PM with the gray wavy hair
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Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:57 pm



Quoting MNeo (Reply 5):
No one is born with a stare like Vladimir Putin's.

I would agree, I think he is cool as hell . A cold warrior who moved into politics ..errrrrr "business" and was able to rise to power and collate Russia in many ways . Plus make a huge amount of money ! Dont really agree with him, but he seems like a formidable character indeed.

Quoting LHStarAlliance (Thread starter):
even Bush is cool

Of course President Bush is cool !, I have heard many people including some who hate him say they were surprised how "cool" he was when they met him.

Bill O'Riley for instance , said that his visit with President Bush was really relaxed and that he is a great conversationalist and funny as hell. Last week I posted up the Geldof piece , I think it shows the President is not the person so many make him out to be. I love the the beginning of the Geldof article when President Bush asks Geldof "who wrote your book for you "? (laughing) and Geldof replies .. "who read it to you Mr. President" ?(laughing).

Others.....
Bertie Ahern
Sarkozy
King Abdullah (Jordan)
Olmert (Israel)
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Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:04 pm



Quoting AGM100 (Reply 7):
Bill O'Riley for instance , said that his visit with President Bush was really relaxed and that he is a great conversationalist and funny as hell. Last week I posted up the Geldof piece , I think it shows the President is not the person so many make him out to be. I love the the beginning of the Geldof article when President Bush asks Geldof "who wrote your book for you "? (laughing) and Geldof replies .. "who read it to you Mr. President" ?(laughing).

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Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:15 pm



Quoting Bwest (Reply 6):

And, may I ask, why not


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Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:16 pm



Quoting MNeo (Reply 5):
I know many people dont like him, but I really think Putin has to be up there

He is cool, he has ice water running through his veins.  Wink
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Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:18 pm

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RE: Cool Head Of States ...

Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:28 pm



Quoting AGM100 (Reply 7):
Olmert (Israel)

In what way is he cool? His predecessor Ariel Sharon on the other hand...

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Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:28 pm

Forgott the coolest of them all....


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Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:30 pm



Quoting LHStarAlliance (Reply 4):

Thank you ! Make it yours ! Only way to reach as much as people as possible !

Yeah, because people's minds are best made up by a teenager's forum signature.

Quoting LHStarAlliance (Thread starter):
Jintao ..

"Hu" is the name you're looking for.


I'd imagine that Bush is a pretty cool guy, but I'm not so sure about Sarkozy and Putin. Sarkozy is very thin-skinned, I believe, and takes himself incredibly important. And Putin seems to be rather cold and tense on a personal basis.
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Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:38 pm



Quoting Rara (Reply 14):

Yeah, because people's minds are best made up by a teenager's forum signature.

Honestly..What the hell was the point in saying that? He's supporting a cause. If you don't agree with him. Don't support it.

Quoting Rara (Reply 14):

"Hu" is the name you're looking for.

If you read his post, he called them all by their last names.

Quoting MNeo (Reply 5):
I know many people dont like him, but I really think Putin has to be up there

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Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:40 pm

With out a doubt...



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Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:29 am



Quoting ShannoninAMA (Reply 15):

If you read his post, he called them all by their last names.

Yes, my point exactly..
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Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:47 am

I'm throwing in Stephen Harper because of his love for the game of hockey. Seen here shaking hands with Sid the Kid at the NHL Awards ceremony. He's also penning a book on the history of the game which I'm sure he'll release once he's done with politics.

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Tue Mar 04, 2008 2:23 am

trudeau was pretty 'cool' in my eyes, just because he wasn't fearful for speaking what he really thought...sometimes certainly left political correctness behind

http://youtube.com/watch?v=-7_a2wa2dd4 the famous just watch me exchange.

also some other things from wikipedia.

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Trudeau led Canada through some of its most tumultuous times and was often the centre of controversy. Known for his flamboyance, he dated celebrities, sometimes wore sandals in the House of Commons, was accused of using an obscenity during debate there, and once did a pirouette behind the back of Queen Elizabeth II.

as for how he ran the country, cant really say, i wasnt even born then. he did a lot to keep canada together which is good in my eyes.
 
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RE: Cool Head Of States ...

Tue Mar 04, 2008 2:35 am

Quoting MNeo (Reply 5):
I know many people dont like him, but I really think Putin has to be up there

I agree there. Of the current heads of state (oh he's still ruling things in Russia!), I can't imagine one cooler than Vladimir Putin. I do not agree with him, but I do respect him.

And damn, name the head of state who can without shame appear like this!



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Tue Mar 04, 2008 2:36 am



Quoting ScrubbsYWG (Reply 19):
he did a lot to keep canada together which is good in my eyes.

He also did a lot for western alienation as well.

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Tue Mar 04, 2008 2:39 am



Quoting PacNWjet (Reply 1):
Head of government or head of state?

In most if not in all Presidential systems, like all countries in Latinamerica, the President is both, Head of Government and Head of State, and Commander in Chief of the armed forces.

If we are talking coolness (as in funny, charisma and all that carp...) CFK:



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Tue Mar 04, 2008 2:48 am

Former Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien was very cool and seemed pretty laid back in public. Not scared to have fun.







The famous "Shawinigan Shank", where Chretien throttled a protester who "was getting too close".

 
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Tue Mar 04, 2008 2:51 am

Funny video of Helmut Schmidt...



Edit: Typo.

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Tue Mar 04, 2008 2:54 am

The Best One:

 
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Tue Mar 04, 2008 4:54 am

I would have to put in a vote for Bob Hawke, Labor prime-minister of Australia from 1983-1991. He once held the record for sculling a yard of beer, where he downed 2.5 pints in 11 seconds.

http://enweb.bimba.edu.cn/english/Forum/NewsFile/News20040203111740.jpg

And who can forgot Boris Yeltsin?





Yeltsin and Clinton made for a fanatastic double act!



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RE: Cool Head Of States ...

Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:21 pm



Quoting AGM100 (Reply 13):
Forgott the coolest of them all....



Quoting LHStarAlliance (Thread starter):
I'd say Schroder (though I don't like him) , Clinton



Quoting Rara (Reply 14):
Yeah, because people's minds are best made up by a teenager's forum signature.



Quoting ShannoninAMA (Reply 15):
Honestly..What the hell was the point in saying that? He's supporting a cause. If you don't agree with him. Don't support it.

thanks

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 25):
The Best One:

yeah this one is great !
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RE: Cool Head Of States ...

Tue Mar 04, 2008 7:06 pm

What a coincidence the SZ made a images show of cool Head of States

http://www.sueddeutsche.de/panorama/bildstrecke/854/161410/p0/

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Tue Mar 04, 2008 7:57 pm

"Cool"...as in a teen's interpretation of cool, or "cool" as in calm under pressure? Whatever....my thoughts:
"Cool", as in surfer-dude-type cool....no such animal.
"Cool", as in calm, steely....it's got to be Putin.

(Btw...it's Heads of State....not Head of States....)
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Tue Mar 04, 2008 8:03 pm



Quoting Kmh1956 (Reply 29):
"Cool"...as in a teen's interpretation of cool, or "cool" as in calm under pressure? Whatever....my thoughts:
"Cool", as in surfer-dude-type cool....no such animal.
"Cool", as in calm, steely....it's got to be Putin.

every definition of your list .

Quoting Kmh1956 (Reply 29):
(Btw...it's Heads of State....not Head of States....)

aaa


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Tue Mar 04, 2008 8:34 pm

In no particular order:

King Juan Carlos of Spain
The late King Hussein of Jordan
The late Pope John Paul II (among other things, erstwhile head of the miniscule Vatican City)
Bill Clinton
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Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:07 pm

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Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:21 am

How about Harry Truman:








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Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:32 am



Quoting Asturias (Reply 20):
Quoting MNeo (Reply 5):
I know many people dont like him, but I really think Putin has to be up there

I agree there. Of the current heads of state (oh he's still ruling things in Russia!), I can't imagine one cooler than Vladimir Putin. I do not agree with him, but I do respect him.

And damn, name the head of state who can without shame appear like this!


One thing Putin apparently does is to change the image of the Russian male (apparently many young Russian men try to imitate him, many women seem to like his style as well):
Putin is a Judo black belt, who is still regularly taking part in competitions.
He is also a good shot and AFAIK a good chess player, but... unlike the stereotype of a Russian male (see Yeltsin as the opposite) , he doesn't drink alcohol. He is a teetotaler.

It seems that his style, totally contrary to traditional Russian boisterous, often drunken machismo, is attractive to the younger generation of Russians.

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Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:42 am

Have to hand it to Sarkosy. Doesn't give a damn . . .
 
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RE: Cool Head Of States ...

Wed Mar 05, 2008 3:58 am



Quoting SK A340 (Reply 3):
I agree and support your signature LHStarAlliance!



Quoting ShannoninAMA (Reply 15):
He's supporting a cause

A little off topic but could you please explain why exactly we should boycott the Olympics this year. I suppose there are many reasons, I am just curious as to what your reason is.


By the way my vote would be for Hugo Chavez. Anyone who can say about Bush, "The devil came here yesterday, and it smells of sulfur still today, this table that I am now standing in front of." in front of the UN has my vote.



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RE: Cool Head Of States ...

Wed Mar 05, 2008 4:38 am

Now is there a difference between being cool and hot?

Or if you are in the cold and are hot are you cool?

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Wed Mar 05, 2008 8:11 am



Quoting JetMech (Reply 26):
I would have to put in a vote for Bob Hawke, Labor prime-minister of Australia from 1983-1991. He once held the record for sculling a yard of beer, where he downed 2.5 pints in 11 seconds

Who then promply gave up the booze before he entered politics............
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