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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
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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  
i.imgur.com
 
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:

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
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).
 
2013-02-02 09:36:55 PM  
She needs the attention that award brings like she needs a hole in the head.
 
2013-02-02 09:37:36 PM  

Bondith: 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).


That's what Obama's fleet of flying killer robots are for.
 
2013-02-02 09:39:17 PM  
ALFRED NOBEL INVENTED DYNAMITE!!!

/amidoinitrite?
 
2013-02-02 09:39:49 PM  

GUTSU: 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.


Just googled him. Interesting. I attended a mtg of the Cdn libertarian party perhaps a dozen years ago. Basically several people sitting around in a bar, but that was ok. The leader - forget his name - had duked it out with the Cdn revenooers for years. He refused to collect sales tax at his small business, claiming that it was slavery to collect money for the government without compensation. The Cdn gov has forgotten to prosecute him.
 
2013-02-02 09:40:30 PM  

mark12A: The Obamessiah is our first Affirmative Action hire president.


Ah. And Sarah Palin's nomination for VP was...?
 
2013-02-02 09:40:46 PM  
But did she make a really neato PowerPoint presentation on an issue while doing exactly the opposite? That level of hypocrisy is the true test of a Nobel Peace Prize nominee.

media.npr.org
 
2013-02-02 09:42:10 PM  

Bondith: 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).


Funny, I'd prefer to change their minds but I suppose the barbaric approach would work too.
 
2013-02-02 09:42:33 PM  

BigLuca: She needs the attention that award brings like she needs a hole in the head.


Forget the prize money... Get that kid a security detail.

/ and some money
 
2013-02-02 09:44:28 PM  

Farxist Marxist: GUTSU: 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.

Just googled him. Interesting. I attended a mtg of the Cdn libertarian party perhaps a dozen years ago. Basically several people sitting around in a bar, but that was ok. The leader - forget his name - had duked it out with the Cdn revenooers for years. He refused to collect sales tax at his small business, claiming that it was slavery to collect money for the government without compensation. The Cdn gov has forgotten to prosecute him.


Gary Johnson is basically a less crazy Ron Paul, he's not perfect but he would have be magnitudes better than Romney or Obama.
 
2013-02-02 09:45:54 PM  

cptjeff: Obama won the prize for being the Democrat who finally brought the Bush era to an end. Nothing more, nothing less.


Are you kidding?  Thanks to Obama, we're in the 13th year of the Bush era.
 
2013-02-02 09:46:15 PM  

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


Obama won because the US had been in such a ridiculous mess for the previous 8 years.

We, the world, wanted the old USA back. The sane USA. And we got it.

So suck it up.
 
2013-02-02 09:47:49 PM  
She has way bigger balls than nearly any man I've ever met.  Respect.
 
2013-02-02 09:48:07 PM  

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

Obama won because the US had been in such a ridiculous mess for the previous 8 years.

We, the world, wanted the old USA back. The sane USA. And we got it.

So suck it up.


Haha really? I guess we no longer have the patriot act and gitmo is closed and boarded up. I suppose we're out of the middle east also? Face it any changes were just superficial.
 
2013-02-02 09:51:24 PM  

OscarTamerz: But did she make a really neato PowerPoint presentation on an issue while doing exactly the opposite? That level of hypocrisy is the true test of a Nobel Peace Prize nominee.

[media.npr.org image 300x300]


My god he's gotten so fat.
cdn.mos.totalfilm.com
 
2013-02-02 09:52:02 PM  
Surviving headwounds is so brave.
 
2013-02-02 09:52:09 PM  

GUTSU: Bondith: 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).

Funny, I'd prefer to change their minds but I suppose the barbaric approach would work too.


I didn't say we (for whichever definition of "we" you care to make) would kill them, I just said they'd keel over.  You know, magic and wish fulfillment.  Hoping a problem will go away by itself instead of trying to fix it.

Not a workable solution, but an attractive and simple one.
 
2013-02-02 09:54:23 PM  

Bondith: GUTSU: Bondith: 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).

Funny, I'd prefer to change their minds but I suppose the barbaric approach would work too.

I didn't say we (for whichever definition of "we" you care to make) would kill them, I just said they'd keel over.  You know, magic and wish fulfillment.  Hoping a problem will go away by itself instead of trying to fix it.

Not a workable solution, but an attractive and simple one.


If you'd prefer for them to die instead of just changing their point of view, that's your deal.
 
2013-02-02 09:54:48 PM  

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





comedy.com

"Look Smithers!  BillCo comes into thread and offers nothing of value to it!"
"He's just a troll sir.  Just ignore him."

 
2013-02-02 09:55:04 PM  

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

Obama won because the US had been in such a ridiculous mess for the previous 8 years.

We, the world, wanted the old USA back. The sane USA. And we got it.

So suck it up.

Haha really? I guess we no longer have the patriot act and gitmo is closed and boarded up. I suppose we're out of the middle east also? Face it any changes were just superficial.


We don't really give two shiats about your random internal politics, we just liked having a grown-up back at the world table.

The USA is terrifyingly powerful. Europe likes it when someone sane is at the helm. After 8 years of sphincter-clenching over whether a Neo-con puppet was going to blow up the world, Obama arriving was like the coming of Christ.

Objectively from our perspective, Obama has been and excellent president, but mainly because he's the real president, not a cipher for some Levi Strauss cabal.
 
2013-02-02 09:55:21 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.


Yeah, me too.  And I had just stopped shaking my head over W's re-election.

As for this girl, I don't see why someone who stirred up violence should get a Peace Prize.  But I bet she could use the million bucks right now, and it ain't my money.
 
2013-02-02 09:56:56 PM  
Drew will be able to power a small city with the levels of butthurt in this thread.
 
2013-02-02 09:57:32 PM  

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

Obama won because the US had been in such a ridiculous mess for the previous 8 years.

We, the world, wanted the old USA back. The sane USA. And we got it.

So suck it up.

Haha really? I guess we no longer have the patriot act and gitmo is closed and boarded up. I suppose we're out of the middle east also? Face it any changes were just superficial.

We don't really give two shiats about your random internal politics, we just liked having a grown-up back at the world table.

The USA is terrifyingly powerful. Europe likes it when someone sane is at the helm. After 8 years of sphincter-clenching over whether a Neo-con puppet was going to blow up the world, Obama arriving was like the coming of Christ.

Objectively from our perspective, Obama has been and excellent president, but mainly because he's the real president, not a cipher for some Levi Strauss cabal.


Might you be able to give some examples on how Bush and Obama are different? Because  it sounds like you're just acting just a little butthurt over chocolate jesus.
 
2013-02-02 09:58:30 PM  
I call bullshiat & unless she is awarded the prize we'll never know  if she was actually nominated. She's yesterdays news and forgotten.
 
2013-02-02 09:58:44 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: 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.

Yeah, me too.  And I had just stopped shaking my head over W's re-election.

As for this girl, I don't see why someone who stirred up violence should get a Peace Prize.  But I bet she could use the million bucks right now, and it ain't my money.


Stirred up violence? You mean "went to school"
 
2013-02-02 10:01:21 PM  

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


Billco

Thanks btw!
 
2013-02-02 10:01:56 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: BarkingUnicorn: 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.

Yeah, me too.  And I had just stopped shaking my head over W's re-election.

As for this girl, I don't see why someone who stirred up violence should get a Peace Prize.  But I bet she could use the million bucks right now, and it ain't my money.

Stirred up violence? You mean "went to school"

:

:-) You're too easy.
 
2013-02-02 10:04:13 PM  

Champion of the Sun: 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.


This!

He is the campaigner in chief.

He also had the failed bid for Chicago and the Olympics.
 
2013-02-02 10:09:36 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 she went against the cultural norm and wanted more for his daughter herself. If only more fathers were willing to stand up for their daughters like this one has girls were able to fight for themselves the Taliban wouldn't be as powerful as they are now.


I don't mean to minimize the support of her family, especially her father, but at the end of the day you can't force passion on to someone.  She chose to do this.  She is the hero. Her family supported her and are heroic for doing it, but she's more than her family. She's her own person who made her own noble choices.

/Never A Self-Made Woman plays in real life sometimes.
 
2013-02-02 10:13:57 PM  
It's nice to see the award being put to good use again.
 
2013-02-02 10:17:49 PM  

mark12A: <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.


Aww, look at who's still butthurt over the election.

Obama won because McCain was an idiot who picked a stupid biatch as his running mate. Too bad you STILL can't handle the truth.
 
2013-02-02 10:23:58 PM  

Skeezix: Obama won because McCain was an idiot who picked a stupid biatch as his running mate. Too bad you STILL can't handle the truth.


I'm sure you don't mean that only an idiot could have lost to Obama.

/although, there have been two in a row.... maybe that's it.
 
2013-02-02 10:26:52 PM  
Why are some of you talking about Malala Yousufzai in an Obama thread?
 
2013-02-02 10:32:14 PM  
No no no.
 
2013-02-02 10:35:37 PM  
So would that be irony if she wins it and then Obama drops a drone strike on her? No?
 
2013-02-02 10:37:31 PM  
She did nothing compared to Obama.  Wait, what did Obama do again?
 
2013-02-02 10:40:25 PM  
She's one of about 230 nominees*. It's still a long shot that she'll get the prize

*based on past number of nominees.
 
2013-02-02 10:46:47 PM  
Didn't Gore, Obama render this award a joke?
 
2013-02-02 10:46:50 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: Skeezix: Obama won because McCain was an idiot who picked a stupid biatch as his running mate. Too bad you STILL can't handle the truth.

I'm sure you don't mean that only an idiot could have lost to Obama.

/although, there have been two in a row.... maybe that's it.


Romney was quite possibly one of the worst candidates the republicans could have chosen. Before he decided he wanted to be president he was even more liberal than obama.
 
2013-02-02 10:57:59 PM  
The Nobel Peace Prize is a farce.
2012: the European Union.
2009: Obama
2007: Al Gore
 
2013-02-02 10:58:03 PM  

mark12A: <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.


He's still doing a way better job than the last guy. If he sucks so bad, how come your crowd can't come up with anybody as good?
 
2013-02-02 10:58:10 PM  
Great. Another Fark anti-religion, pro-education and tolerance thread.
 
2013-02-02 10:58:48 PM  
dick. so. tiny....

must. kill. little. girl....


- this Taliban thought has been brought to you by the letters F and U
 
2013-02-02 11:00:32 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.


Very well said.

This girl deserves it. And as you said, kudos to her family for being supportive
 
2013-02-02 11:02:13 PM  

Skeezix: Obama won because McCain was an idiot who picked a stupid biatch as his running mate. Too bad you STILL can't handle the truth.


There was no way any Republican was going to win that election. Obama, Hillary, Kerry, whoever won the Dem nomination was going to win.

The Reps could have put up the love child of Mother Teresa and Ghandi, and the Dems could have put up the bald, pregnant, escaping from rehab Britney Spears.....the Dems would have won because of the legacy of Bush the Lesser.
 
2013-02-02 11:02:41 PM  

SilentStrider: Good for her.


THIS!!!
 
2013-02-02 11:08:11 PM  
Bravo! Good for her! She deserves it, even thought it's a totally stupid award now that Al Gore and Obama got one.
 
2013-02-02 11:08:25 PM  

BrotherMalcolm: Didn't Gore, Obama render this award a joke?


The_Original_Roxtar: The Nobel Peace Prize is a farce.
2012: the European Union.
2009: Obama
2007: Al Gore


Oh absolutely - a lot longer than that. They gave it to somebody I don't approve of back in the seventies -- and I'm some guy on the Internet, and as you know, any award given to anyone I don't approve of is forever after rendered a joke and a farce.
 
2013-02-02 11:15:28 PM  
I wonder if she's ever heard of the Nobel Peace Prize.
 
2013-02-02 11:18:27 PM  

jso2897: BrotherMalcolm: Didn't Gore, Obama render this award a joke?

The_Original_Roxtar: The Nobel Peace Prize is a farce.
2012: the European Union.
2009: Obama
2007: Al Gore

Oh absolutely - a lot longer than that. They gave it to somebody I don't approve of back in the seventies -- and I'm some guy on the Internet, and as you know, any award given to anyone I don't approve of is forever after rendered a joke and a farce.


way to miss the point.
the peace prize is meant to celebrate those who have furthered the cause of peace in the world.

2012, the EU... rampant riots over financial issues.
2009, obama... he'd been on the job a week and had accomplished precisely: Dick.
2007, gore... GLOBAL WARMING BAD! HERE SLIDESHOW

compare these people to the likes of the Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa, the peace corps...
 
2013-02-02 11:25:23 PM  

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


... PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM OUR VOTING BOOTHS

ronpaulronpaulronpaul
 
2013-02-02 11:27:46 PM  

The_Original_Roxtar: jso2897: BrotherMalcolm: Didn't Gore, Obama render this award a joke?

The_Original_Roxtar: The Nobel Peace Prize is a farce.
2012: the European Union.
2009: Obama
2007: Al Gore

Oh absolutely - a lot longer than that. They gave it to somebody I don't approve of back in the seventies -- and I'm some guy on the Internet, and as you know, any award given to anyone I don't approve of is forever after rendered a joke and a farce.

way to miss the point.
the peace prize is meant to celebrate those who have furthered the cause of peace in the world.

2012, the EU... rampant riots over financial issues.
2009, obama... he'd been on the job a week and had accomplished precisely: Dick.
2007, gore... GLOBAL WARMING BAD! HERE SLIDESHOW

compare these people to the likes of the Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa, the peace corps...


It's almost like half their recent nominees are there to troll the American right wing. Could be on to something there...
 
2013-02-02 11:30:59 PM  
Tee hee, how clever would I be if I brought up Obama. What's that? It wouldn't be clever and has already been covered multiple times by people who clearly didn't read anything posted before them? Well then...Obama.
 
2013-02-02 11:32:53 PM  
A girl stands up to the Taliban and Fark conservatives immediately descend on this thread in a spittle-flecked rage.

Well, t least they recognize which side they belong to.
 
2013-02-02 11:33:41 PM  

spacelord321: Trying to restore a bit of credibility, they are.


Or just trying to balance out this one:

encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com
 
2013-02-02 11:35:57 PM  

spacelord321: Trying to restore a bit of credibility, they are.


Yeah that was my first thought as well.

She would do them the honor of excepting it.
 
2013-02-02 11:36:28 PM  

Spiralmonkey: 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.


Wow. Haven't been to Fark in a few months, interesting new interface.

Anyway, President Obama signed some more START and SALT treaties that further reduces nuclear weapons in both Russian and American arsenals. If Metal Gear Solid is any indication, there's nowhere to put them but cold storage somewhere. Still, it's a huge step up from what could have happened twenty years ago. For reasons like that, Obama won.

He was also given the prize right before the Arab Spring took off and NATO's involvement in it.
 
2013-02-02 11:38:27 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: I wonder if she's ever heard of the Nobel Peace Prize.


She's in London now. She can have someone take her to Julian Assange and he'll explain the concept to her.
 
2013-02-02 11:42:27 PM  
Almost murdered? They don't give a nobel prize in almost chemistry do they?
 
2013-02-02 11:44:06 PM  

The_Original_Roxtar: The Nobel Peace Prize is a farce.
2012: the European Union.
2009: Obama
2007: Al Gore


You're going to leave Yasser Arafat off that list?!

I swear kids today.
 
2013-02-02 11:51:19 PM  

Via Infinito: beautifulbob: Sounds awesome to me.

Agreed.


This
 
2013-02-02 11:51:32 PM  

jaytkay: A girl stands up to the Taliban and Fark conservatives immediately descend on this thread in a spittle-flecked rage.

Well, t least they recognize which side they belong to.


Why so divisive? Why paint about half of all americans with such a broad brush, there is no need to be upset.
 
2013-02-02 11:51:37 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: The_Original_Roxtar: The Nobel Peace Prize is a farce.
2012: the European Union.
2009: Obama
2007: Al Gore

You're going to leave Yasser Arafat off that list?!

I swear kids today.


upload.wikimedia.org

Laughs at your list.
 
2013-02-02 11:56:09 PM  
If she does not win (and even if she does) our government should let her pilot a drone and blow up some terrorists.
 
2013-02-03 12:04:48 AM  

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.


He won for not being George W. Bush.
 
2013-02-03 12:09:48 AM  
To those commenting on her facial expression, please recall she has brain damage.
 
2013-02-03 12:14:00 AM  
During WWII, Irena Sendler, got permission to work in the Warsaw Ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist.

She had an ulterior motive..
.
She KNEW what the Nazi's plans were for the Jews, (being German).  Irena smuggled infants out in the bottom of her tool box she carried, and she carried in the back of her truck a Burlap sack, (for larger kids).

She also had a dog in the back, that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in, and out of the ghetto.  The soldiers of course wanted nothing to do with the dog, and the barking covered the kids/infants noises.

During her time and course of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save 2500 kids/infants.
She was caught, and the Nazi's broke both her legs, and arms, and beat her severely.

Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she smuggled out, and kept them in a glass jar, buried under a tree in her back yard.  After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived it, and reunited the family.

Most of course had been gassed.  Those kids she helped got placed into foster family homes, or adopted.

Last year Irena was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

She LOST.

Al Gore won, for doing a slide show on Global Warming.


Nobel Peace Prize is for shiat.
 
2013-02-03 12:25:15 AM  
Wow.  Finally someone that actually deserves it.
 
2013-02-03 12:38:31 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: I wonder if she's ever heard of the Nobel Peace Prize.


1/10. Troll fail.
+1 for stereotypical xenophobic assumption of ignorance. But really, you suck.
 
2013-02-03 12:48:17 AM  
Buffalo77: I never knew her story and that's a shame. Thanks for telling it.
 
2013-02-03 12:50:56 AM  

Buffalo77: During WWII, Irena Sendler, got permission to work in the Warsaw Ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist.

She had an ulterior motive..
.
She KNEW what the Nazi's plans were for the Jews, (being German).  Irena smuggled infants out in the bottom of her tool box she carried, and she carried in the back of her truck a Burlap sack, (for larger kids).

She also had a dog in the back, that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in, and out of the ghetto.  The soldiers of course wanted nothing to do with the dog, and the barking covered the kids/infants noises.

During her time and course of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save 2500 kids/infants.
She was caught, and the Nazi's broke both her legs, and arms, and beat her severely.

Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she smuggled out, and kept them in a glass jar, buried under a tree in her back yard.  After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived it, and reunited the family.

Most of course had been gassed.  Those kids she helped got placed into foster family homes, or adopted.

Last year Irena was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

She LOST.

Al Gore won, for doing a slide show on Global Warming.


Nobel Peace Prize is for shiat.


The the Total Fark Left cheered because it 'trolled the Repubs' or something.

/all you need to know about the neo-left in the US and Europe.
 
2013-02-03 01:11:59 AM  

Buffalo77: During WWII, Irena Sendler, got permission to work in the Warsaw Ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist.

She had an ulterior motive..
.
She KNEW what the Nazi's plans were for the Jews, (being German).  Irena smuggled infants out in the bottom of her tool box she carried, and she carried in the back of her truck a Burlap sack, (for larger kids).

She also had a dog in the back, that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in, and out of the ghetto.  The soldiers of course wanted nothing to do with the dog, and the barking covered the kids/infants noises.

During her time and course of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save 2500 kids/infants.
She was caught, and the Nazi's broke both her legs, and arms, and beat her severely.

Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she smuggled out, and kept them in a glass jar, buried under a tree in her back yard.  After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived it, and reunited the family.

Most of course had been gassed.  Those kids she helped got placed into foster family homes, or adopted.

Last year Irena was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

She LOST.

Al Gore won, for doing a slide show on Global Warming.


Nobel Peace Prize is for shiat.


This. It is a farce and pathetic, but Malala deserves it. She is a true hero.
 
2013-02-03 01:40:34 AM  

Buffalo77: During WWII, Irena Sendler, got permission to work in the Warsaw Ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist.

She had an ulterior motive..
.
She KNEW what the Nazi's plans were for the Jews, (being German).  Irena smuggled infants out in the bottom of her tool box she carried, and she carried in the back of her truck a Burlap sack, (for larger kids).

She also had a dog in the back, that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in, and out of the ghetto.  The soldiers of course wanted nothing to do with the dog, and the barking covered the kids/infants noises.

During her time and course of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save 2500 kids/infants.
She was caught, and the Nazi's broke both her legs, and arms, and beat her severely.

Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she smuggled out, and kept them in a glass jar, buried under a tree in her back yard.  After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived it, and reunited the family.

Most of course had been gassed.  Those kids she helped got placed into foster family homes, or adopted.

Last year Irena was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

She LOST.

Al Gore won, for doing a slide show on Global Warming.


Nobel Peace Prize is for shiat.


Of course we really don''t know if   Irena Sendler was nominated for the Peace Prize because the names of the nominees cannot be revealed for 50 years.

http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/nomination/nomination_faq.htm l
 
2013-02-03 01:57:55 AM  

Buffalo77: During WWII, Irena Sendler, got permission to work in the Warsaw Ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist.

She had an ulterior motive..
.
She KNEW what the Nazi's plans were for the Jews, (being German).  Irena smuggled infants out in the bottom of her tool box she carried, and she carried in the back of her truck a Burlap sack, (for larger kids).

She also had a dog in the back, that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in, and out of the ghetto.  The soldiers of course wanted nothing to do with the dog, and the barking covered the kids/infants noises.

During her time and course of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save 2500 kids/infants.
She was caught, and the Nazi's broke both her legs, and arms, and beat her severely.

Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she smuggled out, and kept them in a glass jar, buried under a tree in her back yard.  After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived it, and reunited the family.

Most of course had been gassed.  Those kids she helped got placed into foster family homes, or adopted.

Last year Irena was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

She LOST.

Al Gore won, for doing a slide show on Global Warming.


Nobel Peace Prize is for shiat.



Well, to be fair, it WAS a pretty righteous slideshow.
 
2013-02-03 02:08:17 AM  
And how does surviving being a murder attempt promote peace?
 
2013-02-03 02:31:53 AM  
Whats her status anyhow?  Is she brain damaged?

All I kept hearing is "well.... she's alive...."
 
2013-02-03 02:33:38 AM  

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.


Sorry, I know you mean well, but the casual misandry in that paragraph really bothers me. The women's foul treatment in that region has less to do with men being TEH EVIL, and more to do with the inherent physical difficulties of their environment. In a savage world without modern conveniences and medicine, women in that region pretty much HAVE to become baby factories in order to produce enough children to keep the population stable. (And most people, both men and women, lead pretty crappy, depressing, drudgery-filled lives. It's only a fortunate few at the top--mostly men, admittedly--who get to live and rule like kings.) It's thanks to our modern science that we have the technology that allows people to easily keep and clean a house (so they have enough time to work outside of it) AND the technology which makes workplaces safe and comfortable enough for women to earn taxable money in. (Oh and most of this technology? Invented by men. And most of the laws which granted women in the West their rights and freedoms so they could vote and work outside the home? Passed by legislators filled with men. So much for MEN being by-default misogynistic oppressors.)

That being said, the cruelty being visited upon women of that region is very real has less to do with men being men, and more to do with certain f'd up aspects of that region's culture. As you can see, the girl's own father stepped up to the plate and tried to give her a better life, so the men in that region can't be ALL bad. (And more of them would probably behave better towards women if they felt safe enough to do so.) All of those feminists who throw themselves into campaigning to eradicate the color pink or to make sure some catalog somewhere has enough girls playing with toy guns are, in my opinion, wasting time and resources which could be spent on helping girls in poorer countries who have REAL problems with misogyny...
 
2013-02-03 02:38:42 AM  

browntimmy: Tee hee, how clever would I be if I brought up Obama. What's that? It wouldn't be clever and has already been covered multiple times by people who clearly didn't read anything posted before them? Well then...Obama.


Taliban and Conservative go hand in hand.
 
2013-02-03 02:41:29 AM  
I haven't read the rest of this thread, I blame the rum... But here goes:

Why? All she did was want an education, and an education for all women, equally, in her country... She didn't do anything else, other than survive an assassination attempt that will probably be completed if she ever goes back... I'm not trying to knock her down really, but I'd rather someone get it who actually did something towards world peace...

Then again, I'm also of the camp that almost all men in the region she came from should be forcibly neutered, since all they are doing for mankind is proving why we need to be made extinct...
 
2013-02-03 02:41:52 AM  

Pincy: browntimmy: Tee hee, how clever would I be if I brought up Obama. What's that? It wouldn't be clever and has already been covered multiple times by people who clearly didn't read anything posted before them? Well then...Obama.

Taliban and Conservative go hand in hand.


Technically, Taliban are the conservatives of the muslim world.
 
2013-02-03 02:43:44 AM  

yourmomlovestetris: All of those feminists who throw themselves into campaigning to eradicate the color pink or to make sure some catalog somewhere has enough girls playing with toy guns are, in my opinion, wasting time and resources which could be spent on helping girls in poorer countries who have REAL problems with misogyny...


Women should stop doing what I imagine they do and start doing what I want them to do.
 
2013-02-03 02:46:06 AM  

yourmomlovestetris: (Oh and most of this technology? Invented by men. And most of the laws which granted women in the West their rights and freedoms so they could vote and work outside the home? Passed by legislators filled with men. So much for MEN being by-default misogynistic oppressors.)


Thank god men are so generous that they allow women to have the same rights they do.  Could you imagine what it would be like if they weren't?
 
2013-02-03 03:02:44 AM  
Give the Nobel Peace Prize to someone who caused unrest and strife. That's sounds about right for the logical progression from giving it to politicians who have done nothing on purely leftist politics basis.

Somehow I expect Occupy Wall Street to win next year. Or maybe the ghost of Che will win.
 
fdr
2013-02-03 03:17:39 AM  

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


Perhaps if you got shot in the face you wouldn't look your best.
 
2013-02-03 04:23:24 AM  
My policy for Afghanistan would have been once we occupied it to ask every female their if they wanted to stay in a backwards country where they would be treated as third class citizens or if they wanted political asylum.  If you want to treat your women like that, there are much more peaceful ways to deal with you than ethnic cleansing- we just help your women leave and see how you are doing in a generation.

If we take their dogs too maybe we could see what a cross between Afghani and country music sounded like.
 
2013-02-03 05:04:11 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-02-03 06:06:12 AM  
Her name was put forward by three members of the Norwegian parliament

Wait, I'm confused. The Norwegian parliament  doesn't nominate, does it? The Nobel committee does and don't they keep the nominations secret? So what they're doing is suggesting she be nominated?
 
2013-02-03 06:10:31 AM  
Now, in a world where we casually throw the word around: she is truly a HERO.
 
2013-02-03 06:23:10 AM  

SevenizGud: Give the Nobel Peace Prize to someone who caused unrest and strife. That's sounds about right for the logical progression from giving it to politicians who have done nothing on purely leftist politics basis.

Somehow I expect Occupy Wall Street to win next year. Or maybe the ghost of Che will win.



Are you serious or trolling?
 
2013-02-03 06:24:20 AM  

HoratioGates: My policy for Afghanistan would have been once we occupied it to ask every female their if they wanted to stay in a backwards country where they would be treated as third class citizens or if they wanted political asylum.  If you want to treat your women like that, there are much more peaceful ways to deal with you than ethnic cleansing- we just help your women leave and see how you are doing in a generation.

If we take their dogs too maybe we could see what a cross between Afghani and country music sounded like.


How would all of that help this Pakistani girl?
 
2013-02-03 06:30:21 AM  

Arcturus72: I haven't read the rest of this thread, I blame the rum... But here goes:

Why? All she did was want an education, and an education for all women, equally, in her country... She didn't do anything else, other than survive an assassination attempt that will probably be completed if she ever goes back... I'm not trying to knock her down really, but I'd rather someone get it who actually did something towards world peace...

Then again, I'm also of the camp that almost all men in the region she came from should be forcibly neutered, since all they are doing for mankind is proving why we need to be made extinct...


Wow. Really? Why don't you read about everything she did. She, a young girl, received constant threats. She lives in a country where there is little police can or will do to protect someone like her. What have you done that even comes close to making the difference she was trying to make in the world. I know I haven't done anything so deserving of that kind of award. By your attitude I can tell you haven't either.

Dick.
 
2013-02-03 06:44:45 AM  
So let's say she wins the prize. Then what?

Unless she moves to a civilized country and spends the rest of her life watching over her shoulder for some murderous hopped-up idiot with a Koran jammed down his shorts, she'll be dead inside of five years. And her family, unless they also move.

Other girls like her are still being murdered. Millions of others are forced into what amounts to slavery. We do like to fret about that, but unless the 2009 Peace Prize winner sends some of his drones over to pay certain self-styled Islamic leaders multpile visits that end with them and their followers  good and dead, with the message to cut the crap and play nice with the rest of humanity if they'd like to continue existing on this side of the dirt, there's nothing that will change over there.

Some people just need a good killing, and motherFARK the concept of sovereignty for any nation that can't or won't handle this kind of shiat themselves. We may be far from the perfect nation, but by any objective measure we're a damn sight better than the verminous little farks hiding behind their nazified interpretation of Islam, who've been hounding Malala with no fear of repercussions. I'm glad Obama and Bush have recognized these things and acted accordingly, whether or not they ever say it out loud. More, please.
 
2013-02-03 06:52:44 AM  
She doesn't belong in the group of peace prize winners. Yassar"murder all Jews" Arafat, Barack"kill innocents with a drone and call them combatants" Obama. She actually did something that might appear deserving...
 
2013-02-03 07:15:12 AM  
She is a brave young girl who deserves any award and recognition that can be sent her way.

She was targeted for Murder because she wanted her and other girls to go to school.  Big brave muslim men and their Dark Ages culture were so afraid of her they put a hit out on her.  Nice culture there guys, nice religion.

I just hope it makes a difference.
 
2013-02-03 07:34:44 AM  
None of this would have happened if more people in Afghanistan had guns.
 
2013-02-03 07:45:23 AM  
czetie
None of this would have happened if more people in Afghanistan had guns.


WTF LOL.
 
2013-02-03 08:08:55 AM  

czetie: None of this would have happened if more people in Afghanistan had guns.



They'd have to be really farking good shots (and have magic, gravity defying bullets) to hit the assassins that were trying to shoot this girl in Pakistan.
 
2013-02-03 08:49:45 AM  

Albert911emt: 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?


When even the recipient says "guys, I haven't DONE anything yet to warrant a nomination, let alone win this." I think it's safe to say it's a legitimate comment to make.
 
2013-02-03 09:20:48 AM  

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

Billco

Thanks btw!


No prob.  We need level headed people here.
 
2013-02-03 10:07:22 AM  

beautifulbob: Sounds awesome to me.


And me as well. What kind of coward is so frightened of a little girl, they'd try and kill her? I guess Taliban translates to "I have no f*cking balls and little girls scare me, boo hoo"
 
2013-02-03 10:12:21 AM  

Pincy: browntimmy: Tee hee, how clever would I be if I brought up Obama. What's that? It wouldn't be clever and has already been covered multiple times by people who clearly didn't read anything posted before them? Well then...Obama.

Taliban and Conservative go hand in hand.


Obama and Hillary should each get their own Nobel Peace Prize this year.  If it weren't for Hillary, there'd be no peace in the world at all, that's a proven fact.  She went to a different country every week just to make sure. As soon as Kerry takes over, all hell will break loose.
 
2013-02-03 10:35:08 AM  

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

Obama won because the US had been in such a ridiculous mess for the previous 8 years. Republicans thought it was a good idea to run a senile crazy person and a mentally retarded former beauty queen against him...


FTFY
 
2013-02-03 11:19:54 AM  
Since Time wimped out and only called her "runner up" for person of the year, this should be a shoe in.

Then again, if the Nobel Prize committee hadn't turned their prize in a complete and utter joke years and years ago, well before Obama got one for <b>nothing</b> but that certainly didn't help, this would mean a lot more.
 
2013-02-03 12:13:07 PM  
So she gets shot for standing up for what she believes in and she's a hero.. But.. When a business owner stands up for what he believes in and says "I don't make wedding cakes for same sex couples, so you will have to get it from my competition." he's an asshole??

The hypocrisy is strong here!
 
2013-02-03 12:31:24 PM  
That's great and all that she won an award, but is anyone actually going to help these girls learn to read and do math n shiat
 
2013-02-03 12:36:06 PM  
i thought Krusty the Clown was
 
2013-02-03 01:04:12 PM  
Conservatives:

"Even when the Nobel Committee is right, we're still going to whine."
 
2013-02-03 02:27:46 PM  

Folsom: The Stealth Hippopotamus: The_Original_Roxtar: The Nobel Peace Prize is a farce.
2012: the European Union.
2009: Obama
2007: Al Gore

You're going to leave Yasser Arafat off that list?!

I swear kids today.

Laughs at your list.


Thank you for reminding the pseudo-conservatives what an actual war criminal looks like.
 
2013-02-03 03:50:18 PM  
I'm going to say it, and I'm not trolling, but she doesn't deserve the peace prize.

Don't get me wrong, she did more than almost anyone else on the planet would have, but she hasn't done anything to foster fraternity between nations, promoted peace congresses, or reduced standing armies.

She agitated a bunch of nutjobs. Granted, she's moved mountains to bring gender equality to that part of the world, but this isn't a Nobel peace prize pick.
 
2013-02-03 03:57:52 PM  

travoltron: Granted, she's moved mountains to bring gender equality to that part of the world, but this isn't a Nobel peace prize pick.


Agreed, anything that helps women gain equality should be frowned upon.
 
2013-02-03 06:06:07 PM  

Feral_and_Preposterous: HoratioGates: My policy for Afghanistan would have been once we occupied it to ask every female their if they wanted to stay in a backwards country where they would be treated as third class citizens or if they wanted political asylum.  If you want to treat your women like that, there are much more peaceful ways to deal with you than ethnic cleansing- we just help your women leave and see how you are doing in a generation.

If we take their dogs too maybe we could see what a cross between Afghani and country music sounded like.

How would all of that help this Pakistani girl?


Doh!  Sorry, geography fail.  I saw a story about Islamic repression of education for females and my brain filled in the blanks without a thorough reading.
 
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