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(Daily Mail)   Swedish professor nominates Edward Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize. Obama administration responds by saying; "the nomination seems a bit premature" and suggests Snowden has actually set world peace back decades   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 286
    More: Ironic, Nobel Peace Prize, Professor Stefan Svallfors, Swedish, Norwegian Nobel Committee, Alfred Nobel, fundamental rights, Nuremberg Trials  
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2013-07-15 12:06:20 PM  
The Obama administration has experience with premature Nobel Peace Prize awards.
 
2013-07-15 01:07:40 PM  
Yep, if anybody knows from first-hand experience about inappropriate awards of Nobel Peace Prizes, it's Obama.  And Henry Kissinger, of course.
 
2013-07-15 02:19:57 PM  

WelldeadLink: The Obama administration has experience with premature Nobel Peace Prize awards.


thatsthejoke.jpg
 
2013-07-15 02:29:13 PM  
Daily Mail. Really don't care to read.
 
2013-07-15 02:30:47 PM  

WelldeadLink: The Obama administration has experience with premature Nobel Peace Prize awards.


...and scene.

One and done, flawless victory.
 
2013-07-15 02:31:49 PM  
Any other Liberals, like myself, who want to crush Snowden?  I am conflicted if I should feel conflicted.  I think this pinhead should see a courtroom (et al), soon.  I have other thoughts I will keep to myself.

I am going to Whole Foods now and pay too much for Kale.
 
2013-07-15 02:31:50 PM  
Anyone can nominate anyone.  I believe both Hitler and Stalin were nominated.
 
2013-07-15 02:32:08 PM  
Has anyone mentioned that Obama prematurely received a Nobel Peace Prize?

I hope Snowden gets one. Based on the merits of standing up to the hegemon regarding privacy rights, and also (OK, mostly) for the lulz.
 
2013-07-15 02:32:13 PM  
This thread is like 4 drunk apes trying to fark the same football.
 
2013-07-15 02:33:16 PM  

JohnAnnArbor: Anyone can nominate anyone.  I believe both Hitler and Stalin were nominated.


Well yea, but they nominated each other, so you know, they cancel each other out.
 
2013-07-15 02:33:22 PM  
Tomorrow's Headline: Swedish Professor Arrested By Authorities For "Rape".
 
2013-07-15 02:33:57 PM  
Has anyone mentioned that ALL Nobel prizes are "premature"?
 
2013-07-15 02:33:58 PM  

karmaceutical: This thread is like 4 drunk apes trying to fark the same football.


Which makes it different from any other Fark thread.... how, exactly?
 
2013-07-15 02:34:15 PM  
Does Obama have to give his up because of Benghazi?
 
2013-07-15 02:34:34 PM  

King Something: karmaceutical: This thread is like 4 drunk apes trying to fark the same football.

Which makes it different from any other Fark thread.... how, exactly?


one more drunk ape.
 
2013-07-15 02:35:08 PM  

WelldeadLink: The Obama administration has experience with premature Nobel Peace Prize awards.


i would hardly call forcing the war mongering Republicans out of the white house "premature"
 
2013-07-15 02:35:11 PM  
If Kissinger, Obama, and Arafat can win it, then anything goes, I guess.
 
2013-07-15 02:35:58 PM  

Fano: WelldeadLink: The Obama administration has experience with premature Nobel Peace Prize awards.

...and scene.

One and done, flawless victory.


Actually since repeating the headline joke suggests a failure to get the headline I think the awarding to him the victory was premature.
 
2013-07-15 02:36:07 PM  
The Obama administration should shut the frak up about this before they end up looking really stupid.
 
2013-07-15 02:36:19 PM  
Done in one.
 
2013-07-15 02:36:26 PM  

hardinparamedic: Daily Mail. Really don't care to read.


If the right wing echo chamber doesn't support itself know one will.
 
2013-07-15 02:37:04 PM  

Raging Whore Moans: Does Obama have to give his up because of Benghazi?


well, "common decency" doesn't seem to have been a motive to do so.
 
2013-07-15 02:37:55 PM  

karmaceutical: This thread is like 4 drunk apes trying to fark the same football.


Do apes commonly try to fark footballs?  Or is it only when they're drunk?

Just asking questions.
 
2013-07-15 02:38:01 PM  

omgrtfa: hardinparamedic: Daily Mail. Really don't care to read.

If the right wing echo chamber doesn't support itself know no one will.


FIFM
 
2013-07-15 02:38:07 PM  
This whole idea the Obama should not have won the prize simply because he had just started his presidency is stupid. People do not win the Nobel Prize for presidenting. They get them for being vocal and influential voices for noble causes (often by just giving speeches or writing essays). He was that before he was elected. What he does as president is beside the point. You might think that since he's done things that should disqualify him from being awarded the prize, but nominations don't take future actions into account. If you think they should, take it up with the committee, and give them access to your time machine.
 
2013-07-15 02:38:20 PM  

Raging Whore Moans: Does Obama have to give his up because of Benghazi?


He should have given it up for many reasons.  The fact that he got the peace prize in the first place cheapens the damn award.
 
2013-07-15 02:38:50 PM  

King Something: karmaceutical: This thread is like 4 drunk apes trying to fark the same football.

Which makes it different from any other Fark thread.... how, exactly?


This was made only 4 posts in.  We'll get to 40 drunken apes soon enough.  Starting to smell like a farking zoo in here already...
 
2013-07-15 02:39:33 PM  
how the fark is it " Done in one " when commenter onry repeats submitterer
 
2013-07-15 02:40:06 PM  

WelldeadLink: The Obama administration has experience with premature Nobel Peace Prize awards.


I was going to make that joke, but Obama beat us all to it by like 5 years.  It's hard to make a "he would know" joke when he actually does know and basically called out the committee for being stupid with his  own nomination (politely, but still).

That said, peace prizes are rarely granted to people that  don't throw a wrench into international diplomacy a bit in the course of their lives.  While Snowden hardly merits one just for being a whistleblower, the fact that he's forced some nations to think a bit outside the box diplomatically is not what disqualifies him.
 
2013-07-15 02:40:36 PM  

urbangirl: karmaceutical: This thread is like 4 drunk apes trying to fark the same football.

Do apes commonly try to fark footballs?  Or is it only when they're drunk?

Just asking questions.


How can you get a football drunk?
 
2013-07-15 02:40:56 PM  
fireclown

Raging Whore Moans: Does Obama have to give his up because of Benghazi?

well, "common decency" doesn't seem to have been a motive to do so.
Nobody would say that assclown has any decency.
 
2013-07-15 02:41:06 PM  

Griftin Rubes: how the fark is it " Done in one " when commenter onry repeats submitterer


Done in zero?

SNOWDEN FOR PRESIDENT
 
2013-07-15 02:41:27 PM  

FarkedOver: Raging Whore Moans: Does Obama have to give his up because of Benghazi?

He should have given it up for many reasons.  The fact that he got the peace prize in the first place cheapens the damn award.


Kinda like how the committee awarded itself the prize a year later?
 
2013-07-15 02:42:14 PM  
FTFM:

Svallfors compares Snowden's act to the rulings in the Nuremberg trials of 1945 because 'I was just following orders' was not held as a viable excuse for the Nazis who carried out human rights atrocities.


Really?  The actions of the NSA are the moral equivalent of the Nazi holocaust?


Svallfors also believes this will help the Peace Prize regain some of respect it lost after prematurely awarding Barack Obama the award in 2009.

Ah.  And there we have it.
 
2013-07-15 02:42:16 PM  
Wow, I seem to have wandered into a Fark Independent thread. You guys doing alright in here, anything I can get for you?
 
2013-07-15 02:43:04 PM  

karmaceutical: King Something: karmaceutical: This thread is like 4 drunk apes trying to fark the same football.

Which makes it different from any other Fark thread.... how, exactly?

This was made only 4 posts in.  We'll get to 40 drunken apes soon enough.  Starting to smell like a farking zoo in here already...


No footballs here, but here's some apes doing some Spring Training.

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2013-07-15 02:43:31 PM  

karmaceutical: urbangirl: karmaceutical: This thread is like 4 drunk apes trying to fark the same football.

Do apes commonly try to fark footballs?  Or is it only when they're drunk?

Just asking questions.

How can you get a football drunk?


I've found Jaeger works quite well.
 
2013-07-15 02:43:56 PM  
...and Gandhi never got one.
 
2013-07-15 02:43:57 PM  

ZoeNekros: This whole idea the Obama should not have won the prize simply because he had just started his presidency is stupid. People do not win the Nobel Prize for presidenting. They get them for being vocal and influential voices for noble causes (often by just giving speeches or writing essays). He was that before he was elected. What he does as president is beside the point. You might think that since he's done things that should disqualify him from being awarded the prize, but nominations don't take future actions into account. If you think they should, take it up with the committee, and give them access to your time machine.


So words rather than deeds?
 
2013-07-15 02:43:58 PM  

fireclown: The Obama administration should shut the frak up about this before they end up looking really stupid.


The only mention of Obama is this:
i.dailymail.co.uk
Too soon: Many criticized the premature awarding of the peace prize to President Barack Obama in 2009

So you were saying?
 
2013-07-15 02:44:06 PM  
Gods damn Sweebies.
 
2013-07-15 02:45:32 PM  
Hey guys, has anyone pointed out the irony of this statement yet?
 
2013-07-15 02:46:48 PM  
imgon.net
picture of that swedish professor
 
2013-07-15 02:47:00 PM  
This makes sense, I think.  He should get the prize.

I mean, sure, Snowden is a lying, self serving douche that didn't tell anyone who was paying any attention at all anything they didn't already know.  He just hinted that we should fundamentally change the system, when anyone knows that real change is impossible.  He played us for fools just for his own ego trip.

Wait, did I say Snowden?

I meant the other guy.
 
2013-07-15 02:47:24 PM  
When politicians say "peace", you do know what that really means, eh?

Politico Speak, Cop Math, Justice,,,
The Master said, "It's all bullchit, and it's bad for you!"
 
2013-07-15 02:47:40 PM  
Zimmerman gets my vote.
 
2013-07-15 02:47:48 PM  
Swedish professor nominates Edward Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize. Obama administration responds by saying; "the nomination seems a bit premature" and suggests Snowden has actually set world peace the US Secret Police & Social Control Infrastructure back decades.


FTFY
 
2013-07-15 02:48:41 PM  

sendtodave: This makes sense, I think.  He should get the prize.

I mean, sure, Snowden is a lying, self serving douche that didn't tell anyone who was paying any attention at all anything they didn't already know.  He just hinted that we should fundamentally change the system, when anyone knows that real change is impossible.  He played us for fools just for his own ego trip.

Wait, did I say Snowden?

I meant the other guy.


Haha. Enjoy your green.
 
2013-07-15 02:49:13 PM  

ZoeNekros: This whole idea the Obama should not have won the prize simply because he had just started his presidency is stupid. People do not win the Nobel Prize for presidenting. They get them for being vocal and influential voices for noble causes (often by just giving speeches or writing essays). He was that before he was elected.


Oh, good.
What had he done?
 
2013-07-15 02:49:36 PM  
Its one thing to bring the spying to the attention of the people (good)... its entirely different to then give stolen files and shiat to our enemys (bad)
 
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