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I truly can't believe that the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the Europena Union today! The article I read online in the Washington Post stated that there were audible gasps by the journalists in the room when it was announced. A Russian human rights activist who had been nominated for the award by the Norwegians said that this was "laughable". I think there must certainly be hundreds if not thousands of more worthy recipients thatn the European Union. The European Union is perhaps in the worst shape it's ever been due to the ongoing debt crises of many of it's members which will only likely get worse, and Germany and a few others are going to get tired of bailing them out. I personally doubt that the European Union will exist 20 years from now. And, of course we all remember who the Prize Committee awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to in 2008 (hint, he's now our president, unfortunately). And, what had he done to deserve it? If the Nobel Peace Prize is worthless (in terms of the lack of contribution to peace on the part of it's current recipients), then perhaps it is time to stop giving it out, or better to fire the current Prize Committee and replace them with more intelligent and more objective members. It's obvious that this committee is merely awarding the Nobel Prizes based on it's own leftist, liberal agenda!

Anyone care to comment and any suggestions as to who may really have deserved the Nobel Prize this year?

Oct 12th 2012 new

Incredible!

For what was the EU awarded the prize?

Oct 12th 2012 new

In the Washington Post article (just google nobel prize - I don't know how to put a link here) it states that the Norwegian Nobel committe said it wanted to laud the E.U. for safeguarding peace and security and forging a common future for a continent saddle with a dark history of conflict. It also states that the Norwegian Nobel committee wishes to focus on what it sees as the E.U.'s most important result, the successful struggle for peace and reconciliation and for democracy and human rights.

Democracy? (Isn't it going more toward socialism?)

Oct 12th 2012 new

(Quote) Patricia-29176 said: In the Washington Post article (just google nobel prize - I don't know how to put a link he...
(Quote) Patricia-29176 said:

In the Washington Post article (just google nobel prize - I don't know how to put a link here) it states that the Norwegian Nobel committe said it wanted to laud the E.U. for safeguarding peace and security and forging a common future for a continent saddle with a dark history of conflict. It also states that the Norwegian Nobel committee wishes to focus on what it sees as the E.U.'s most important result, the successful struggle for peace and reconciliation and for democracy and human rights.

Democracy? (Isn't it going more toward socialism?)

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Let's try this:

www.washingtonpost.com

Oct 12th 2012 new

(Quote) Jerry-74383 said: Let's try this: www.washingtonpost.com.
(Quote) Jerry-74383 said:

Let's try this:

www.washingtonpost.com

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Thank you, Jerry! biggrin (I'm going to have to figure out how to post a link before it drives me crazy.irked )

Oct 13th 2012 new

It's a better choice than when the picked Obama for no other reason than he wasn't Bush.


The Nobel "Peace" Prize is a joke.

Oct 13th 2012 new

(Quote) Patricia-29176 said: In the Washington Post article (just google nobel prize - I don't know how to put a link he...
(Quote) Patricia-29176 said:

In the Washington Post article (just google nobel prize - I don't know how to put a link here) it states that the Norwegian Nobel committe said it wanted to laud the E.U. for safeguarding peace and security and forging a common future for a continent saddle with a dark history of conflict. It also states that the Norwegian Nobel committee wishes to focus on what it sees as the E.U.'s most important result, the successful struggle for peace and reconciliation and for democracy and human rights.

Democracy? (Isn't it going more toward socialism?)

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If that's what the Nobel Committee wished to do, seems like they should have given it to NATO.

Oct 13th 2012 new

(Quote) Gerald-283546 said: If that's what the Nobel Committee wished to do, seems like they should have given i...
(Quote) Gerald-283546 said:



If that's what the Nobel Committee wished to do, seems like they should have given it to NATO.

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Exactly right! This is being called a joke even by prominant European govt. officials. I guess at this point, the Nobel Peace Prize is no longer an award for contributing to peace, but encouragement to those who may be leading the world toward socialism. How unfortunate.

Oct 13th 2012 new

(Quote) Patricia-29176 said: I truly can't believe that the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the Europena Union tod...
(Quote) Patricia-29176 said:

I truly can't believe that the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the Europena Union today! The article I read online in the Washington Post stated that there were audible gasps by the journalists in the room when it was announced. A Russian human rights activist who had been nominated for the award by the Norwegians said that this was "laughable". I think there must certainly be hundreds if not thousands of more worthy recipients thatn the European Union. The European Union is perhaps in the worst shape it's ever been due to the ongoing debt crises of many of it's members which will only likely get worse, and Germany and a few others are going to get tired of bailing them out. I personally doubt that the European Union will exist 20 years from now. And, of course we all remember who the Prize Committee awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to in 2008 (hint, he's now our president, unfortunately). And, what had he done to deserve it? If the Nobel Peace Prize is worthless (in terms of the lack of contribution to peace on the part of it's current recipients), then perhaps it is time to stop giving it out, or better to fire the current Prize Committee and replace them with more intelligent and more objective members. It's obvious that this committee is merely awarding the Nobel Prizes based on it's own leftist, liberal agenda!

Anyone care to comment and any suggestions as to who may really have deserved the Nobel Prize this year?

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I understand, but don't agree why they awarded it to the EU. It's still not as inappropriate as awarding it to our "Dear Leader." There are numerous people across the globe far more deserving of the Nobel Peace Prize, not the least among them this man:

www.youtube.com

Oct 13th 2012 new

I believe that that Nobel Committee has greatly degraded the image of the peace prize over the past couple of decades with some of its' questionable winners.


This following link is very interesting. It links to the peace prize page of the Nobel organization. It lists all of the winners back to 1901. Click on the year and it will show a photo and a short description of why it was awarded. Click on their photos and it will give a biography of the person:

www.nobelprize.org



Several that leave me scratching my head....


2012 - European Union... "for over six decades contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe". >>> Huh? rolling eyes


2009 - Barak Obama... "for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples". >>> He hadn't even done anything yet. Would he still get that award today? faint


2007 - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr.... "for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change" >>> rolling eyes,


1994 - Yasser Arafat, Shimon Peres, Yitzhak Rabin... "for their efforts to create peace in the Middle East". >>> Yasser Arafat > The TERRORIST!? shocked

Perhaps the peace committee would do well to concentrate on more worthy individuals like Mother Theresa (1979), Lech Walesa (1983)(instrumental in helping to lead Poland out of communism) , Elie Wiesel (1986)(Chairman of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council from 1980 - 1986, and much more). Martin Luther King Jr. (1964) and Mohamed Anwar al-Sadat [President of Egypt], Menachem Begin [Prime minister of Israel] (1978)(for the peace accord forged between those two nations). And others....


Interesting.... There was no peace prize awarded for five years during WWII.

I will have to sleep on it to come up with the most worthy candidate for 2012.

Just my thoughts.



Ed

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