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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 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.





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"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.


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