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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Sounds just like how the Europeans talk about America and Americans (especially right-wing ones) on this forum.
    I think Higgins was saying that this is wrong. You appear to be saying, "it's fine as long as both sides do it". In any case, I dispute that 'the Europeans' on this forum talk about Americans that way. One or two people may have done; not all the Europeans, unless we all sound alike to you.
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    Re: E.U. Wins Nobel Peace Prize.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    I think Higgins was saying that this is wrong. You appear to be saying, "it's fine as long as both sides do it". In any case, I dispute that 'the Europeans' on this forum talk about Americans that way. One or two people may have done; not all the Europeans, unless we all sound alike to you.
    Yes, you all sound and LOOK the same to me. Anyhow, that is not at all what I'm saying. I am saying that you all just seem SO offended because of some stupid comments that really mean nothing at all. My only problem with this is that I think there are more worthy candidates.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Yes, you all sound and LOOK the same to me.
    Why the eye-roll? You said , "Sounds just like how the Europeans talk about America". That sounds like a blanket condemnation to me. I would never and have never said, "Well, Americans clearly hate Europeans", nor would I. You ought to be more careful with wild generalisations.

    I am saying that you all just seem SO offended because of some stupid comments that really mean nothing at all.
    More generalisations. Not ALL of us are offended. Some people are, some people aren't. Quit with that nonsense.

    My only problem with this is that I think there are more worthy candidates.
    And you're entitled to that view. I might even agree with you. The thing is, on this thread, that is not the majority opinion being expressed. People like Peter Grim, Camlon, MMC etc are complaining that the Nobel PP is a joke because Europeans gave it to themselves and that the EU is not worthy of it. That's not the same thing as merely suggesting someone else might be worthier winners.
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    Re: E.U. Wins Nobel Peace Prize.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Why the eye-roll? You said , "Sounds just like how the Europeans talk about America". That sounds like a blanket condemnation to me. I would never and have never said, "Well, Americans clearly hate Europeans", nor would I. You ought to be more careful with wild generalisations.
    Why the eye roll? Because I thought it was a ridiculous comment. Why would you make such a comment. Who's condemning who?

    More generalisations. Not ALL of us are offended. Some people are, some people aren't. Quit with that nonsense.
    Ummm, "you all" is just a figure of speech. Meaning you all who are complaining that people are mean.

    And you're entitled to that view. I might even agree with you. The thing is, on this thread, that is not the majority opinion being expressed. People like Peter Grim, Camlon, MMC etc are complaining that the Nobel PP is a joke because Europeans gave it to themselves and that the EU is not worthy of it. That's not the same thing as merely suggesting someone else might be worthier winners.
    I suppose they are entitled to their opinions, just like anyone else. I'm just letting you know that this is not MY point. I am not saying that I hate Europe or Europeans at all. In fact, I find the accent rather cute. But anyway, it's not that Europe hasn't done good things, just that they seem to be lazy with awarding the prize.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Why the eye roll? Because I thought it was a ridiculous comment. Why would you make such a comment. Who's condemning who?
    If you hadn't made the wild generalisation I wouldn't have made that comment. You seem to be painting all of the Europeans here with exactly the same brush.


    Ummm, "you all" is just a figure of speech. Meaning you all who are complaining that people are mean.
    I think you're being disingenuous. When you said, "you all" I think you meant "all you Europeans".

    I suppose they are entitled to their opinions, just like anyone else. I'm just letting you know that this is not MY point. I am not saying that I hate Europe or Europeans at all. In fact, I find the accent rather cute.
    Which accent? There must be around 80 different languages and several thousand different accents across Europe.

    But anyway, it's not that Europe hasn't done good things, just that they seem to be lazy with awarding the prize.
    Well, who would you have awarded it to?
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    Re: E.U. Wins Nobel Peace Prize.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    If you hadn't made the wild generalisation I wouldn't have made that comment. You seem to be painting all of the Europeans here with exactly the same brush.


    I think you're being disingenuous. When you said, "you all" I think you meant "all you Europeans".

    Which accent? There must be around 80 different languages and several thousand different accents across Europe.

    Well, who would you have awarded it to?
    If you are going to continue to accuse me of things that are not true, then this conversation is over. I DON'T have to and will not tolerate that kind of treatment.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    If you are going to continue to accuse me of things that are not true, then this conversation is over. I DON'T have to and will not tolerate that kind of treatment.
    So be it. I think you set up a pattern of behaviour in making wild generalisations. Sorry you don't like it being pointed out.
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    Re: EU to win 2012 Nobel Peace Prize, says Norway public radio

    This prize has become a joke. First, Obama... who hadn't been in office more than a few weeks... now, the EU, which is mired in economic crisis, multicultural clashes, while several of the EU's primary supporters... France, Germany and Spain... spearheaded military attacks on Libya to support the rebellion there.

    The mind boggles.

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    Re: EU to win 2012 Nobel Peace Prize, says Norway public radio

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Obama won the NPP in 2009.
    Whatever, you got my point. But thanks for being accurate anyway.

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