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    Re: WikiLeaks among nominees for Nobel Peace Prize

    Good I hope wikileaks wins.
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    Re: WikiLeaks among nominees for Nobel Peace Prize

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    Perhaps you guys are too brainwashed with Fox News nonsense to realize this, but promoting transparancy is actually a peaceful thing to do. It's funny, you guys are the same people who go with the whole "if you have nothing to hide then the Patriot Act won't affect you" attitude, yet you are offended by government document leaks?

    I am not a fan of Julian Assange, but Wikileaks serves a noble purpose, especially since journalism in this country has become so spineless.
    I don't watch Fox, I don't support the Patriot Act, but Wikileaks has done nothing to deserve a peace prize, if anything, it should be awarded to the people that leaked the info.

    But does anyone know the criteria for a peace prize as set out by Mr. Nobel?

    It's someone who "...shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses."

    Wikileaks has done none of that, if anything, they've strained relationships between countries.
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    Re: WikiLeaks among nominees for Nobel Peace Prize

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    I don't watch Fox, I don't support the Patriot Act, but Wikileaks has done nothing to deserve a peace prize, if anything, it should be awarded to the people that leaked the info.
    That's what I would have thought, before I really understood how wikileaks operates and what their philosophy is.

    It's really all about the 1st amendment and transparency--taking back the power by being informed about what our government is up to.

    Think of tricky Dick Cheney's walk in-safe. Does that make you feel safe?

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    Re: WikiLeaks among nominees for Nobel Peace Prize

    Conservatives complain about the Nobel Peace Price because Reagan never won it. Good luck Wikileaks!
    Last edited by Hatuey; 02-05-11 at 05:19 AM.
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    Re: WikiLeaks among nominees for Nobel Peace Prize

    "Funding terrorism" was not likely the culprit. Ideological and political convenience was. It is about as worthy as an award in Hollywood. The only difference is that people seem to give more of a damn about it at the moment.
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    Re: WikiLeaks among nominees for Nobel Peace Prize

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    "Funding terrorism" was not likely the culprit. Ideological and political convenience was. It is about as worthy as an award in Hollywood. The only difference is that people seem to give more of a damn about it at the moment.
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    Re: WikiLeaks among nominees for Nobel Peace Prize

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    Perhaps you guys are too brainwashed with Fox News nonsense to realize this, but promoting transparancy is actually a peaceful thing to do. It's funny, you guys are the same people who go with the whole "if you have nothing to hide then the Patriot Act won't affect you" attitude, yet you are offended by government document leaks?

    I am not a fan of Julian Assange, but Wikileaks serves a noble purpose, especially since journalism in this country has become so spineless.
    I happen to think the nation-state has done more for world peace and human advancement than the cavalier attitudes of the little turds at Wikileaks who do enough to undermine their actions and image for brief and most hollow congratulations.
    Last edited by Fiddytree; 02-05-11 at 05:34 AM.
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    Re: WikiLeaks among nominees for Nobel Peace Prize

    This rates up there with nominating Obama... a guy who had never actually done any job he was elected to do, because he immediately starting campaigning for the next job... for the Nobel peace prize before he'd even been elected president!!! I mean, they literally nominated him based on a damned campaign speech!!

    How lame is that??

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    Re: WikiLeaks among nominees for Nobel Peace Prize

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    This rates up there with nominating Obama... a guy who had never actually done any job he was elected to do, because he immediately starting campaigning for the next job... for the Nobel peace prize before he'd even been elected president!!! I mean, they literally nominated him based on a damned campaign speech!!

    How lame is that??
    No, they nominated him 'cause he wasn't Bush.
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    Re: WikiLeaks among nominees for Nobel Peace Prize

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    This rates up there with nominating Obama... a guy who had never actually done any job he was elected to do, because he immediately starting campaigning for the next job... for the Nobel peace prize before he'd even been elected president!!! I mean, they literally nominated him based on a damned campaign speech!!

    How lame is that??
    Nothing you just said is accurate.

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