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    Re: AP: Nobel peace prize jury under investigation

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    Like an over amorous teen rounding third base for the first time in the back seat of Mommy's SUV you are a bit premature on this one.

    A formal investigation has been called for by someone who doesn't agree with some of the honorees. Not unlike that crazy birther lady going from state to state demanding election boards examine her 'evidence'.

    Those thinking this automatically means the award will be taken away are a bit biased I believe. And need a trowel...
    I don't think the OP's post meets the rhetoric of your characterization.

    He gave no indication, that I can see, that he thinks "this automatically means the award will be taken away". He only reported the story, recognized that formal acknowledgement has been made and opined that it is long overdue.
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    Re: AP: Nobel peace prize jury under investigation

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    Like an over amorous teen rounding third base for the first time in the back seat of Mommy's SUV you are a bit premature on this one.

    A formal investigation has been called for by someone who doesn't agree with some of the honorees. Not unlike that crazy birther lady going from state to state demanding election boards examine her 'evidence'.

    Those thinking this automatically means the award will be taken away are a bit biased I believe. And need a trowel...
    Are you seriously going to try to maintain that Obama deserved to win that prize? That he has in any way lived up to that prize?

    Whether the Norwegians do the right thing or not, acknowledgement that Obama did not and does not deserve the prize ought to be made.

    One might argue that some leaders bring peace through military action. FDR brought a long lasting peace to Germany and Japan. But the rules of the award exclude such leaders from receiving it for their military actions, per se.

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    Re: AP: Nobel peace prize jury under investigation

    Quote Originally Posted by spanky View Post
    So? If I rig the BIG LOTTO and then donate my winnings to charity does that make it okay? Somebody DIDN'T win that lotto because I rigged the system.
    So you're insinuating Obama rigged the system? Exceptional claim you seem to be putting out there.
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    Re: AP: Nobel peace prize jury under investigation

    Well I just hope the EU's prize ain't retroactively revoked.

    Being a European citizen, "2012 Nobel Peace Prize Winner" looks damn good on my CV!

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    Re: AP: Nobel peace prize jury under investigation

    Giving Obama the Nobel Peace Prize endorsed that the War in Afghanistan was a peaceful and humanitarian effort as they gave him the award after he vowed to escalate troops and fighting there. Its really the Nobel War & Rich award.

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    Re: AP: Nobel peace prize jury under investigation

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    So you're insinuating Obama rigged the system? Exceptional claim you seem to be putting out there.
    No, I'm suggesting Obama didn't deserve it and someone else who did didn't receive it.

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    Re: AP: Nobel peace prize jury under investigation

    The Peace Prize is nothing more than a joke. It essentially exists to reward liberal ideologues and give them some kind of legitimacy.
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    Re: AP: Nobel peace prize jury under investigation

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    President Obama donated the cash award 100% to charity...
    Didn't say he didn't. I was drawing the comparison, or attempting to, of the dumbing down of Nobel recognition

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    Re: AP: Nobel peace prize jury under investigation

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Giving Obama the Nobel Peace Prize endorsed that the War in Afghanistan was a peaceful and humanitarian effort as they gave him the award after he vowed to escalate troops and fighting there. Its really the Nobel War & Rich award.
    And Guantanamo is still open for business.

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    Re: AP: Nobel peace prize jury under investigation

    Quote Originally Posted by spanky View Post
    And Guantanamo is still open for business.
    Well, since the Nobel was named after the man who invented dynamite................

    Just sayin'
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