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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 09:07:00 PM  
8 votes:

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 08:18:03 PM  
5 votes:
Yeah. I'm okay with this.

Of course, she should also get the Brass Balls of the Decade award too.
2013-02-02 08:50:26 PM  
3 votes:
Trying to restore a bit of credibility, they are.
2013-02-03 05:04:11 AM  
2 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-02-03 12:14:00 AM  
2 votes:
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.
2013-02-02 11:00:32 PM  
2 votes:

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 09:55:04 PM  
2 votes:

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 09:30:22 PM  
2 votes:

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 09:07:39 PM  
2 votes:
Crap, soon she'll be killing political dissidents with unmanned drone strikes.
2013-02-02 08:59:25 PM  
2 votes:
The U.S. conservatives brothers in arms the Taliban will double down and try to kill her in England.
2013-02-02 08:58:55 PM  
2 votes:
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 08:11:53 PM  
2 votes:
Sounds awesome to me.
2013-02-03 06:52:44 AM  
1 vote:
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 04:23:24 AM  
1 vote:
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.
2013-02-02 11:32:53 PM  
1 vote:
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 11:08:25 PM  
1 vote:

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 10:58:48 PM  
1 vote:
dick. so. tiny....

must. kill. little. girl....


- this Taliban thought has been brought to you by the letters F and U
2013-02-02 10:46:47 PM  
1 vote:
Didn't Gore, Obama render this award a joke?
2013-02-02 10:17:49 PM  
1 vote:

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 09:58:44 PM  
1 vote:

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 09:55:21 PM  
1 vote:

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 09:54:48 PM  
1 vote:

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 09:48:07 PM  
1 vote:

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 09:47:49 PM  
1 vote:
She has way bigger balls than nearly any man I've ever met.  Respect.
2013-02-02 09:46:15 PM  
1 vote:

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 09:37:36 PM  
1 vote:

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 09:28:08 PM  
1 vote:
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 09:24:50 PM  
1 vote:
i.imgur.com
2013-02-02 09:23:35 PM  
1 vote:
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 09:20:03 PM  
1 vote:
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 09:17:24 PM  
1 vote:

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 09:13:27 PM  
1 vote:

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 08:55:41 PM  
1 vote:

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 08:54:12 PM  
1 vote:
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 08:51:04 PM  
1 vote:

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 08:40:44 PM  
1 vote:
What did she do to deserve it.  Obviously they should give it to Obama instead.
 
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