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Thread: 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 PeteEU View Post
    They are the "world champions"... not much "world" when it comes to the sport of American football.
    Lighten up! I'm pretty sure the New York Giants were the best American Football team in the world last year. Unless the Pakistanis are fielding a team I don't know about...

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    The peace prize is only a joke to warmongers... which does explain why the US right hates the Nobel Peace prize.

    Ahh so that is what made "it a joke" in your eyes. Guess when an American does not win stuff, then it is always " a joke". Talk about arrogance.
    It's a joke because they use the prize to make political statements. Obama (an American) did NOT deserve the prize. So much for your theory that it's all about Americans winning.

    Honestly, I thought it was funny. They can have the prize, it means nothing.

    I was born and spent half my life in Sweden. I was a kid when we voted to join the EU, and I remember the discussions very well and all the promises that were made.

    You and I both know that the EU is NOT popular in Europe. It has not been what people hoped for. That is why they never bring it up for a referendum - they know they would lose. So yes, it is a joke to give a flimsy prize to the EU when over half of Europeans would vote it down if they could.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Are Norwegians Europeans?
    You keep on intentional ignorance. Your thread title was wrong. Admit it and get over it for Jesus Christ
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    Re: E.U. Wins Nobel Peace Prize.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Are Norwegians Europeans?
    Yes, but the the political class there is anti-EU.

    EU =/= Europe or Europeans. EU = European Union.

    In other words, the commity there has independently decided to give the nobel peace prize yet again to unwarranted individuals like it has always done. It is a joke, that is true. But it is not a display of arrogance or anything of the sort.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    What are they going to do with the prize money?
    bail out greece :P

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post


    they do say World champions when you win the Super bowl or the world series. I think that is what Pete EU was trying to say
    I've never heard Super Bowl winners referred to as "world champions." Where have you heard that? Besides, what's even the point?

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

    If Obama got one, why shouldn't the EU. Come on commity in charge of awarding the Nobel Peace prize. Piss all over the award a few more times until it replaces the golden globe as the laughing stock of the world in awards.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    Norway is not part of the EU.

    Also, Obama got the Nobel Peace prize a few years ago and has done nothing to deserve it. Cut it out.
    Norway is in Europe.

    Notice how I said "the Europeans decided to give themselves a prize" and not "The EU decided to give themselves a prize."

    Words.

    BTW, I agree Obama didn't deserve the Nobel Prize. I'm not sure what that has to do with the humor I'm finding in the present situation?

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post

    I've never heard Super Bowl winners referred to as "world champions." Where have you heard that? Besides, what's even the point?
    I hate when the quoting gets messed up. What I quoted was from Higgins, not from myself.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post

    I've never heard Super Bowl winners referred to as "world champions." Where have you heard that? Besides, what's even the point?
    every year. Its even on the SB rings.

    Giants-SBring2.jpg

    As for the point im not sure you would have to ask Pete EU. I imagine it has something to do with countries giving themselves titles etc.
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    Re: E.U. Wins Nobel Peace Prize.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Norway is in Europe.

    Notice how I said "the Europeans decided to give themselves a prize" and not "The EU decided to give themselves a prize."

    Words.

    BTW, I agree Obama didn't deserve the Nobel Prize. I'm not sure what that has to do with the humor I'm finding in the present situation?
    The first comment on the OP is:

    "I can't believe these dip-sticks gave themselves the award. What a bunch of Morons!"

    Gave themselves an award. It is clear that the OP is horribly ignorant of all things included in this story: The nobel peace prize and its constituents, Norway and the EU. You shouldn't take his side.

    I said before. This decision was made independently because Norway doesn't like the EU very much. It has repeatedly refused to join the EU. So there was no political pressure. That being said, I do not approve of the decision. I wouldn't give the EU leaders the prize to wash the floors on my apartment. I do however do not see it as an act of arrogance... or dipsticks sticking together. I see it as just another way of pissing all over an award which is given for ****ty reasons to ****ty individuals. A stain among the otherwise very good and professional Nobel awards.

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