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: Obama2007: Al GoreOh 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 SLIDESHOWcompare these people to the likes of the Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa, the peace corps...
spacelord321: Trying to restore a bit of credibility, they are.
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.
BarkingUnicorn: I wonder if she's ever heard of the Nobel Peace Prize.
The_Original_Roxtar: The Nobel Peace Prize is a farce.2012: the European Union.2009: Obama2007: Al Gore
Via Infinito: beautifulbob: Sounds awesome to me.Agreed.
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.
The Stealth Hippopotamus: The_Original_Roxtar: The Nobel Peace Prize is a farce.2012: the European Union.2009: Obama2007: Al GoreYou're going to leave Yasser Arafat off that list?!I swear kids today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.)
TeddyRooseveltsMustache: She doesn't seem too excited about it from that picture....
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.
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.
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...
czetie: None of this would have happened if more people in Afghanistan had guns.
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?
tenpoundsofcheese: BillCo: What did she do to deserve it. Obviously they should give it to Obama instead.BillcoThanks btw!
beautifulbob: Sounds awesome to me.
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