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    Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

    Postby Redstar » 09 Oct 2009 04:46

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091009/ap_on_re_eu/eu_nobel_peace

    He kinda has done what it takes, but hasn't actually got anything done yet... I'm sure there was someone more qualified.
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    Re: Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

    Postby lotek » 09 Oct 2009 04:52

    that's kind of a weird decision, more like following the hype like if it were a standard tv contest or what have you...
    but I reckon even Nobel committees have to fall for that trap too, next prize? Bono?
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    Re: Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

    Postby SandChigger » 09 Oct 2009 05:00

    For once I'm joining Freak before he even weighs in on this one:

    WHAT THE FUCK? :roll:
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    Re: Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

    Postby Arrrmanda » 09 Oct 2009 05:02

    Bono....................ugh.

    This is a weird decision.
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    Re: Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

    Postby inhuien » 09 Oct 2009 05:05

    I told you, but you never believe the Prophet.

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    Re: Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

    Postby Arrrmanda » 09 Oct 2009 05:07

    Fact: Barack Obama is my dad.
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    Re: Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

    Postby inhuien » 09 Oct 2009 05:08

    Then you must be baby Jesus, your daddy how you've grown.
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    Re: Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

    Postby lotek » 09 Oct 2009 05:18

    Arrrmanda wrote:Bono....................ugh.

    This is a weird decision.


    yeah that was the idea, especially when you read this:
    Moyo’s argument is a blast not only against the aid establishment; it’s also a critique of rock star Bono, who has guilted Western governments into increasing their aid to Africa dramatically over the past half decade. Moyo said at the forum that she has several problems with Bono and other entertainers speaking up for Africa. In addition to the fact that she thinks they’re misguided, they paint Africa and Africans as victims rather than countries and people with capabilities and promise, and she thinks they’re usurp the role of African leaders—who should rightfully speak for Africa. “It’s like having an International musician like Amy Winehouse commenting on the US debt crisis rather than Obama. It makes no sense,” she said.

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    Re: Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

    Postby Redstar » 09 Oct 2009 05:24

    I stopped watching when they said Kennedy was assassinated by the government.
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    Re: Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

    Postby inhuien » 09 Oct 2009 05:27

    Why? Do think it was the Greys as well?
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    Re: Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

    Postby lotek » 09 Oct 2009 05:29

    inhuien wrote:Why? Do think it was the Greys as well?


    Ask yourself the question differently
    "What did they did not do?"
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    Re: Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

    Postby Redstar » 09 Oct 2009 05:29

    I'd like to give Cuba the benefit of the doubt (RIP Castro), but Oswald (an idealist-Soviet) is a fair trade-off.
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    Re: Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

    Postby Freakzilla » 09 Oct 2009 08:16

    Know what the best thing about the Cash for Clunkers program was?


















    It got most of the Obama bumper stickers off the road. :P
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    Re: Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

    Postby Ampoliros » 09 Oct 2009 09:37

    Again, seriously, WHAT THE FUCK!?!?!

    While this isn't the same ballpark as KJA winning a Hugo, this is more along the lines of giving Russell Crowe the Best Actor Oscar for Gladiator instead of The Insider.

    I seriously hope he turns it down. As much as it is an honor, his critics will spin this badly for him either way, especially with as much flak as he is taking for the things he hasn't done yet. I do think he is perfectly capable of doing something worthy of winning the Peace Prize, but lets let him do it first before we hand him the prize.
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    Re: Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

    Postby Crysknife » 09 Oct 2009 11:31

    Ampoliros wrote:Again, seriously, WHAT THE FUCK!?!?!

    While this isn't the same ballpark as KJA winning a Hugo, this is more along the lines of giving Russell Crowe the Best Actor Oscar for Gladiator instead of The Insider.

    I seriously hope he turns it down. As much as it is an honor, his critics will spin this badly for him either way, especially with as much flak as he is taking for the things he hasn't done yet. I do think he is perfectly capable of doing something worthy of winning the Peace Prize, but lets let him do it first before we hand him the prize.


    What do you mean? He beat the Republicans.....That's more than enough reason for me.
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    Re: Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

    Postby SandRider » 09 Oct 2009 11:33

    I think it has to be due to the "hitting the reset button" w/ the Russians
    and the scrapping of the European Missile Shield.

    And a lot of wishful thinking and hope versus actual results.
    And the fact that Barak's not George W. Bush, the Eurofags have taken
    his election as a sign of a return to sanity here.

    and I think the prize carries a million and a half dollars now, right ?
    What's the rules on that for a sitting president ? (I think Wilson was the
    only sitting president who won, yeah ? Seems like Carter was already
    out of office, but maybe not.)

    Anyway, all this will actually do is deepen the partisan divide ... Rush & Beck will go
    fucking apeshit over this today.
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    Re: Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

    Postby Omphalos » 09 Oct 2009 11:56

    Crysknife wrote:
    Ampoliros wrote:Again, seriously, WHAT THE FUCK!?!?!

    While this isn't the same ballpark as KJA winning a Hugo, this is more along the lines of giving Russell Crowe the Best Actor Oscar for Gladiator instead of The Insider.

    I seriously hope he turns it down. As much as it is an honor, his critics will spin this badly for him either way, especially with as much flak as he is taking for the things he hasn't done yet. I do think he is perfectly capable of doing something worthy of winning the Peace Prize, but lets let him do it first before we hand him the prize.


    What do you mean? He beat the Republicans.....That's more than enough reason for me.


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    Re: Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 09 Oct 2009 13:24

    Man I love Obama, and I'm glad as hell he replaced that war criminal Bush - but WTF? No way this guy deserves the Nobel Peace Prize - that's pretty much the highest honour on the fucking planet. When his term is over, and he's done some significant good, then give him the damned prize, not now when he's just getting started.

    WTF?
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    Re: Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

    Postby Arrrmanda » 09 Oct 2009 13:28

    A Thing of Eternity wrote:Man I love Obama, and I'm glad as hell he replaced that war criminal Bush - but WTF? No way this guy deserves the Nobel Peace Prize - that's pretty much the highest honour on the fucking planet. When his term is over, and he's done some significant good, then give him the damned prize, not now when he's just getting started.

    WTF?

    Exactly. Kinda feels like the hot popular chick won the pageant even though her talent was "talking". I like the guy, but this is fishy. He wasn't even on the short list of front-runners. I would think the Nobel committee would be beyond the superficial, but I think America just got an "E" for effort. :crazy:
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    Re: Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

    Postby Apjak » 09 Oct 2009 15:25

    what the hell is "Exabot [Bot]" and what is it doing browsing this forum?
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    Re: Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

    Postby Crysknife » 09 Oct 2009 15:44

    I think it's a good pick if you think about what he stands for and his many accomplishments to get in a good position to fight for them. He is the leader of the free world, and the first black leader at that. This along with his policy put him over the edge.

    I say congrats to the man!
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    Re: Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

    Postby Nekhrun » 09 Oct 2009 15:56

    The Cairo Speech
    Opening talks w/ Iran and North Korea
    Getting Israelis and Palestinians to talk again
    Getting rid of the Eastern European missile shield
    Fostering positive feelings toward the U.S. again
    Getting Russia back on board
    etc.

    It's just as much if not more than most other recipients have done.

    So everyone who doesn't like it can suck on Obama's Peace (piece?) :dance:
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    Re: Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 09 Oct 2009 16:23

    I don't think he doesn't rock, but it's far too early. There are a lot of other people doing amazing things that could actually use the money and recognition to do more.
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    Re: Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

    Postby Crysknife » 10 Oct 2009 00:41

    God damn it AToF, when you gonna come down here for a beer, dude? You think just like me. I think we would be friends man.....Just had a killer jam session with my band tonight and I'm stoked. Had a few too mahny as well, but hey its all freking good right?\\

    fuicking love you guys! My dune friwends are fuckign great. Got a kilelr weekend palnned with the wife. Life isn't too bad.
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    Re: Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

    Postby SandChigger » 10 Oct 2009 01:28

    "FATHER! The Drinker has ... erm, imbibed!"

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