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    Re: E.U. Wins Nobel Peace Prize.....

    The Peace Prize has virtually 0 credibility and is agenda based. After all, they did award Obama one when he had no track record as a president simply because he wasn't Bush or a Republican.
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    Re: E.U. Wins Nobel Peace Prize.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    I think some of the more nationalistic of US posters see the EU as a threat to the US's global status. Something like that, or maybe they just really hate us.
    im not really sure what the reason is myself! I have lost count of the amount of times I have heard leading politicians refer to Europe as a negative thing, " we dont want to end up like Europe", " we keep going down this path we will be like socalist Europe" etc. The whole healthcare debate was an eye opener the amount of negative and often inaccurate facts that was flying around about European healthcare was crazy.
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    Re: E.U. Wins Nobel Peace Prize.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    I think some of the more nationalistic of US posters see the EU as a threat to the US's global status. Something like that, or maybe they just really hate us.
    It does. Why else would it make at least some folks in our political community seek a means as to counter-balance its potential power?
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    Re: E.U. Wins Nobel Peace Prize.....

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    1.) The Nobel Peace Prize comes from Norway.
    2.) Norway is NOT PART OF THE EU!

    I know most Americans hate Europe and Europeans, but for the love of god get your facts straight before you attack us.
    Actually most Norwegians would never give the peace price to EU. Only 1 in 4 Norwegians agrees with the price. This is the most ridiculous price I have ever seen, even more than Obama and Al Gore. I am truly embarrassed of me country.

    The only reason EU got it is because the asshole Jagland is leading the committee, and he is very pro EU.

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    Re: E.U. Wins Nobel Peace Prize.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Camlon View Post
    Actually most Norwegians would never give the peace price to EU. Only 1 in 4 Norwegians agrees with the price. This is the most ridiculous price I have ever seen, even more than Obama and Al Gore. I am truly embarrassed of me country.
    Prize, not price.

    It makes much more sense than Obama and Gore and 1000% more sense than Kissinger. The EU has actually achieved the goal of peace between nations. That's something worth recognising.
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    Re: E.U. Wins Nobel Peace Prize.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Prize, not price.

    It makes much more sense than Obama and Gore and 1000% more sense than Kissinger. The EU has actually achieved the goal of peace between nations. That's something worth recognising.
    That is not impressive. There would have been peace in Europe with or without the union. There are no wars in Asia any more, despite their bloody history and there are no wars in south america either. What makes Europeans so special that they should get a peace prize for not shooting each other?

    Why not give it to South America instead? They deserve it more. But do you know who really deserves it? All the people out there who work for peace everyday.


    Also, they couldn't have picked a worse time.

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    Re: E.U. Wins Nobel Peace Prize.....

    Does every citizen get their cut of the prize money?

    Giving the EU a Nobel Prize makes about as much since as Time naming The Protestor as The Person of the Year. Meaningless gesture that undermines the recognition.

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    Re: E.U. Wins Nobel Peace Prize.....

    What a joke this has become... who will they give it out to next?

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    Re: E.U. Wins Nobel Peace Prize.....

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    I know most Americans hate Europe and Europeans
    That's rather ironic given the source.
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    Re: E.U. Wins Nobel Peace Prize.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    im not really sure what the reason is myself! I have lost count of the amount of times I have heard leading politicians refer to Europe as a negative thing, " we dont want to end up like Europe", " we keep going down this path we will be like socalist Europe" etc. The whole healthcare debate was an eye opener the amount of negative and often inaccurate facts that was flying around about European healthcare was crazy.
    Sounds just like how the Europeans talk about America and Americans (especially right-wing ones) on this forum.

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