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    Re: Is the nobel peace prize a joke?

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    He ran for president and won.

    In a country that, not even a half-century ago, allowed blacks to be segregated from whites.

    Our country has a long sad history of violent bigotry and mistreatment of minorities, especially blacks.

    His accomplishment of winning a presidential election is major. We've finally caught up to the 20th Century.

    Ghandi should have one.
    BO won the prize for defeating Bush in a national election, more or less. The implications were that Bush being out of power was a boon for peace, thus, the prize for the man who took his place.

    Of course, if you think about that for more than seven seconds, it's total bull****. But that's how Obama won.

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    Re: Is the nobel peace prize a joke?

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    He ran for president and won.

    In a country that, not even a half-century ago, allowed blacks to be segregated from whites.

    Our country has a long sad history of violent bigotry and mistreatment of minorities, especially blacks.

    His accomplishment of winning a presidential election is major. We've finally caught up to the 20th Century.

    Ghandi should have one.
    Is achieving something that was not possible 50 years ago a actual category for a Nobel peace prize.Is there a prize for the first black man to take a **** in the first desegregated toilet,the first female to play in the PGA,The first sold out WNBA game?
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    Re: Is the nobel peace prize a joke?

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    He ran for president and won.

    In a country that, not even a half-century ago, allowed blacks to be segregated from whites.

    Our country has a long sad history of violent bigotry and mistreatment of minorities, especially blacks.

    His accomplishment of winning a presidential election is major. We've finally caught up to the 20th Century.

    Ghandi should have one.
    Yeah, but while all of that is great, it doesn't make him a peacemaker.

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    Re: Is the nobel peace prize a joke?

    Its just politics now.

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    Re: Is the nobel peace prize a joke?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Its just politics now.
    Really.

    I don't think anybody would have a problem with 95% of the recipients on the list. So it's not "just politics". Just because Obama was misguidedly given the prize four years ago, now it's all hopelessly political? Geez, short sighted.

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    Re: Is the nobel peace prize a joke?

    Most people couldn't name 20 NPP winners. The idea that it's "political" is nothing more than bull****ting cause you don't like a small percentage of the people who got it.
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    Re: Is the nobel peace prize a joke?

    They gave one to Obama.

    'Nuff said.

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    Re: Is the nobel peace prize a joke?

    Quote Originally Posted by NoC_T View Post
    They gave one to Obama.

    'Nuff said.
    See above.

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    Re: Is the nobel peace prize a joke?

    The reputation and integrity of the Nobel Peace Prize jumped the shark when the powers that be awarded it to Obama.
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    Re: Is the nobel peace prize a joke?

    It's just a political tool and shock factor now. It holds credibility somewhere between The Communist Manifesto and People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive award.

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