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(NBC News)   After almost being murdered by the Taliban for promoting girls' education, Malala Yousufzai becomes the youngest person ever to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize   (worldnews.nbcnews.com) divider line 160
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2013-02-02 08:11:53 PM
Sounds awesome to me.
 
2013-02-02 08:13:54 PM

beautifulbob: Sounds awesome to me.


Agreed.
 
2013-02-02 08:18:03 PM
Yeah. I'm okay with this.

Of course, she should also get the Brass Balls of the Decade award too.
 
2013-02-02 08:18:23 PM
Good for her.
 
2013-02-02 08:33:18 PM
Hope she wins but since she didn't even win Time's Person of the Year, it is doubtful.
 
2013-02-02 08:40:44 PM
What did she do to deserve it.  Obviously they should give it to Obama instead.
 
2013-02-02 08:50:26 PM
Trying to restore a bit of credibility, they are.
 
2013-02-02 08:50:40 PM
This is excellent news. Thanks subby.
 
2013-02-02 08:51:04 PM

BillCo: What did she do to deserve it.  Obviously they should give it to Obama instead.


I recall the "WTF" moment I had when Obama won that lottery. In fact, the moment continues.
 
2013-02-02 08:51:55 PM
What is with the strange buzzfeed paid links popping up, aren't ads all over the top and side good enough?
 
2013-02-02 08:54:12 PM
Bit of a feaux pas by the nominators. Nominations are supposed to be confidential. Publicizing it puts pressure on the committee to pick her.
 
2013-02-02 08:54:46 PM
I blame BillCo.
 
2013-02-02 08:55:41 PM

BillCo: What did she do to deserve it.  Obviously they should give it to Obama instead.


Awww, the poor conservatives got their wittle feelings hurt again?
 
2013-02-02 08:56:50 PM
Well, she did more for it than Obama ever did.

YOU WILL LOVE PRESIDENT PEACE PRIZE OR I WILL SHOOT YOU!
www.agoracosmopolitan.com
 
2013-02-02 08:58:55 PM
Leave it to Fark trolls to troll a thread about a girl that got shot in the face.

Plenty of other people won the Nobel Peace Prize, you know.
 
2013-02-02 08:59:25 PM
The U.S. conservatives brothers in arms the Taliban will double down and try to kill her in England.
 
2013-02-02 09:00:59 PM
She doesn't seem too excited about it from that picture....
 
2013-02-02 09:04:10 PM
That is an outstanding nomination. Way to go girl!
 
2013-02-02 09:04:59 PM

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: She doesn't seem too excited about it from that picture....


She knows the attention will lead to her inevitable murder.  Although at this point it will probably be classified as an assassination.
 
2013-02-02 09:07:00 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: Hope she wins but since she didn't even win Time's Person of the Year, it is doubtful.


Her whole family deserves it. In a time and place where men make sure women and girls are raised to be submissive, uneducated and be prepared to be nothing more than baby factories, her father went against the cultural norm and wanted more for his daughter. If only more fathers were willing to stand up for their daughters like this one has the Taliban wouldn't be as powerful as they are now.
 
2013-02-02 09:07:14 PM

mudpants: What is with the strange buzzfeed paid links popping up, aren't ads all over the top and side good enough?


it was explained in a TFD thread at the beginning of January:

"...they suggested that we try a six-month trial program to use sponsored links to Buzzfeed content in a static position on the main page of Fark and see how it does. This is pretty similar to what I've noticed Facebook is doing as of late, especially in mobile".

if you are using Adblock, you don't see those 'static, sponsored links'
 
2013-02-02 09:07:39 PM
Crap, soon she'll be killing political dissidents with unmanned drone strikes.
 
2013-02-02 09:08:27 PM

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: She doesn't seem too excited about it from that picture....


Go figure, all she had to do to get nominated was get shot in the face.  And she probably has a huge target painted on her back if she ever goes back.
 
2013-02-02 09:08:41 PM
Finally a well-deserved Hero tag on Fark. Stands up for her beliefs, gets shot, recovers, keeps standing up for her beliefs. I wonder if she's saying "Come at me, bro." In my mind, she totally is.
 
2013-02-02 09:09:11 PM

revrendjim: Bit of a feaux pas by the nominators. Nominations are supposed to be confidential. Publicizing it puts pressure on the committee to pick her.


Not exactly. The Nobel Committee itself abides by a rule of confidentiality for 50 years. However, strictly speaking, there is no obligation on nominators to maintain the secrecy of their own nominations -- although it is considered "bad form" for the reason you mention.

FWIW IMO Time should have made her Person of the Year -- her own bravery is remarkable, but in addition astonishingly good things happen all around in Third World countries when girls get educated.

/Also it's "faux pas".
 
2013-02-02 09:10:11 PM
Some day the news media will stop reporting the entirely meaningless and irrelevant notion of being "nominated for the Nobel Prize".

My favorite is when some Congressman nominated a quack doctor for "the Nobel Peace Prize in Medicine", and then Hannity and Scarborough played up his (entirely wrong) opinion in the Terri Schiavo fiasco on the basis of "he's been nominated for a Nobel Prize, he must know what he's talking about!"
 
2013-02-02 09:12:00 PM

czetie: revrendjim: Bit of a feaux pas by the nominators. Nominations are supposed to be confidential. Publicizing it puts pressure on the committee to pick her.

Not exactly. The Nobel Committee itself abides by a rule of confidentiality for 50 years. However, strictly speaking, there is no obligation on nominators to maintain the secrecy of their own nominations -- although it is considered "bad form" for the reason you mention.

FWIW IMO Time should have made her Person of the Year -- her own bravery is remarkable, but in addition astonishingly good things happen all around in Third World countries when girls get educated.

/Also it's "faux pas".


Or maybe fausse pas if it's a feminine oopsy!
 
2013-02-02 09:13:08 PM
I signed that petition, so nice to see that the system works, sort of.  I am also one f those who are still a bit confused as to why Barack Obama got a Nobel prize.  Not knocking him, just don't know what they felt he had done at that point to merit it.  It just seemed a bit patronising - "well done, you're black!  And you're president!".   A few years in, after he'd maybe had some achievements would make sense, but as soon as he won?  Odd.  Just strangely patronising and odd.
 
2013-02-02 09:13:27 PM

Farxist Marxist: BillCo: What did she do to deserve it.  Obviously they should give it to Obama instead.

I recall the "WTF" moment I had when Obama won that lottery. In fact, the moment continues.


Hey, we were mostly respectful for the 8 years of your tyrant, you can kindly STFU and stand in the corner until our tyrant is done.
 
2013-02-02 09:15:12 PM

RoosterCogburn: Farxist Marxist: BillCo: What did she do to deserve it.  Obviously they should give it to Obama instead.

I recall the "WTF" moment I had when Obama won that lottery. In fact, the moment continues.

Hey, we were mostly respectful for the 8 years of your tyrant, you can kindly STFU and stand in the corner until our tyrant is done.


Mostly respectful? On Fark? To a Republican? Did you type that with a straight face, sir?
 
2013-02-02 09:17:19 PM

ThrobblefootSpectre: Crap, soon she'll be killing political dissidents with unmanned drone strikes.


Or, start a television network and eventually sell it to Al Jazeera.
 
2013-02-02 09:17:24 PM

RminusQ: ome day the news media will stop reporting the entirely meaningless and irrelevant notion of being "nominated for the Nobel Prize".

My favorite is when some Congressman nominated a quack doctor for "the Nobel Peace Prize in Medicine", and then Hannity and Scarborough played up his (entirely wrong) opinion in the Terri Schiavo fiasco on the basis of "he's been nominated for a Nobel Prize, he must know what he's talking about!"

THIS

IT'S NOT LIKE THE OSCARS.
THERE ARE NO 'NOMINEES'
 
2013-02-02 09:18:48 PM
These are the types that should be getting the Nobel Peace Prize.

If the committee wants to send a message, use UPS/Fedex/whatever.
 
2013-02-02 09:20:03 PM
I remember how Obama totally campaigned for that peace prize.  He really wanted to start off his administration in a huge credibility hole by being the peace president while presiding over two wars.
 
2013-02-02 09:22:04 PM
Typical of those Euro types. After Obummer destroyed the meaning of the Nobel Peace Prize they want to give it to a girl who wasn't fast enough to duck.
 
2013-02-02 09:23:35 PM
What we need is a Seal Team Six Prize instead, awarded to the people who kill the people most deserving of being killed.

The first Seal Team Six Prize would go to whoever kills the people who tried to kill Malala.
 
2013-02-02 09:24:50 PM
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2013-02-02 09:27:30 PM

RoosterCogburn: Farxist Marxist: BillCo: What did she do to deserve it.  Obviously they should give it to Obama instead.

I recall the "WTF" moment I had when Obama won that lottery. In fact, the moment continues.

Hey, we were mostly respectful for the 8 years of your tyrant, you can kindly STFU and stand in the corner until our tyrant is done.


Ummmm....Canadian. But I would have voted for Ron Paul, given the opportunity.
 
2013-02-02 09:27:52 PM
Their only giving it to her because the last guy with her job sucked at it.
 
2013-02-02 09:27:57 PM

Sock Ruh Tease: Leave it to Fark trolls to troll a thread about a girl that got shot in the face.

Plenty of other people won the Nobel Peace Prize, you know.


What do you expect them to do? Contribute something intelligent or insightful to the discussion? Do you also expect pigs to fly?
 
2013-02-02 09:28:08 PM
I always saw the Obama peace prize thing as the international community telling America "Good job there, sport!" for electing someone not a Republican after the fiasco of the Bush years.
 
2013-02-02 09:28:32 PM
NOT IMPRESSED:

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2013-02-02 09:29:12 PM

ThrobblefootSpectre: Crap, soon she'll be killing political dissidents with unmanned drone strikes.


and providing Mexican drug cartels with guns.
 
2013-02-02 09:30:22 PM

Spiralmonkey: I am also one f those who are still a bit confused as to why Barack Obama got a Nobel prize. Not knocking him, just don't know what they felt he had done at that point to merit it. It just seemed a bit patronising - "well done, you're black! And you're president!".


It wasn't about being black, it was the Nobel Committee delivering a giant "fark you" to the Bush Administration.

Obama won the prize for being the Democrat who finally brought the Bush era to an end. Nothing more, nothing less.
 
2013-02-02 09:31:06 PM

Farxist Marxist: RoosterCogburn: Farxist Marxist: BillCo: What did she do to deserve it.  Obviously they should give it to Obama instead.

I recall the "WTF" moment I had when Obama won that lottery. In fact, the moment continues.

Hey, we were mostly respectful for the 8 years of your tyrant, you can kindly STFU and stand in the corner until our tyrant is done.

Ummmm....Canadian. But I would have voted for Ron Paul, given the opportunity.


You should really look into Gary Johnson.
 
2013-02-02 09:33:15 PM
I presume education promoter  Malala Yousufza would not be very welcome in the state of Kansas, where Tea Partiers are presently defunding their education system into oblivion.
 
2013-02-02 09:34:02 PM

mekki: tenpoundsofcheese: Hope she wins but since she didn't even win Time's Person of the Year, it is doubtful.

Her whole family deserves it. In a time and place where men make sure women and girls are raised to be submissive, uneducated and be prepared to be nothing more than baby factories, her father went against the cultural norm and wanted more for his daughter. If only more fathers were willing to stand up for their daughters like this one has the Taliban wouldn't be as powerful as they are now.


This.
 
2013-02-02 09:34:24 PM
[Hero] my ass, if they know how to read how will I buy a new one every year? The more they know the more they're worth, I'm not made of money here.
 
2013-02-02 09:35:50 PM
<i> I am also one f those who are still a bit confused as to why Barack Obama got a Nobel prize.  Not knocking him, just don't know what they felt he had done at that point to merit it.  It just seemed a bit patronising - "well done, you're black!  And you're president!".   A few years in, after he'd maybe had some achievements would make sense, but as soon as he won?  Odd.  Just strangely patronising and odd. </i>

That basically sums up the entire Obama phenomenon. He's celebrated *because* he's a novelty. He never had *any* serious qualifications to be President. No actual vision or actual, specific goals, either. Just happy horseshiat talk. The media hath decided it was just so cool to have a black president, so they covered for him and did everything they could to make it happen. The Europeans just joined into the effort, as a big FU to Bush.

The Obamessiah is our first Affirmative Action hire president.
 
2013-02-02 09:35:53 PM
I'm pretty liberal and peace-loving, but I wouldn't mind at all if all the people who advocate murdering a girl for wanting an education were to suddenly keel over dead.  The world could only be a better place (except for all the rotting bodies spreading disease).
 
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