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2014-01-29 04:57:01 PM

whidbey: tylerdurden217: I really have no issues with President Obama, I even voted for him both times. But I really did not understand why he won that award. It made no sense then and it makes even less sense now.

It totally made sense. It was the world's way of thanking the US for not electing another stupid warmonger like Bush. Yes, I know we're still stuck cleaning up his legacy in Afghanistaq. But in the last 5 years, Obama has also somehow managed to deflect the hardliners' war hardon to attack Iran and North Korea, so that is actually saying something. Romney, had he been elected, would have been pushing for both.


He wanted to go in to Syria and only didnt when the entire country basically said NO. So keep f-ing that chicken. He has killed more innocents by drone than Bush, he has waged war on journalists and whistleblowers never before seen by US presidents. He has presided over ALL of the NSA BS that we keep learning about. And he continues to go on TV and tell everyone it is all legal and above board only to have his own appointed review board turn around and say he is full of crap.

Obama is worse than Bush for the simple reason that under his administration all the things that democrats railed against under a republican administration have become normalized and accepted operating procedure under Obama.

He also assassinated American citizens including a 16 year old boy without due process afforded to them by the constitution. Funny how that fact gets glossed over by the "cult"
 
2014-01-29 04:57:13 PM
Just because Snowden is guilty doesn't mean the NSA is innocent. They are both guilty of different shiat.
 
2014-01-29 04:57:30 PM
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Wow, can we get this to over 4,000? The B.O. Nobel thread went down in the anals of Fark.

/(Ignore the thread badge on the right, I don't have time to fix it right now.)

//Yes, the missing n was on purpose
 
2014-01-29 04:57:50 PM

whidbey: Marcus Aurelius: dittybopper: Obama got his for, well, no one really knows

I figured it was for keeping Sarah Palin out of the White House.  Jesus, can you imagine?

I'm sure he admires her. The woman shoots moose out of helicopters ferchrissakes.



It would be hilarious if she had been elected -- if only to see her interact with Putin.  I imagine it would degenerate into a drinking contest followed by a drunken brawl...
 
2014-01-29 04:58:35 PM

TheWhoppah: wee: ManateeGag: He deserves it just as much as Obama did.

More than Obama.  Snowden actually did something.

Giving the award to Obama was a gesture to recognize the citizen voters of the United States... to recognize our collective ability to see the fear mongering GOP asswipes for who they really were and reject their "bomb bomb Iran" preemptive-war policies.  We elected, as our president, a man named  Barack Hussein Obama just a few years after falling hook-line-and-sinker for the GOP/FoxNews lie machine regarding another man named Hussein.  I'm sure it took brass balls for Obama to even consider running for president but this award was for the everyday Americans that stood in line to vote for him.


Probably the dumbest post on Fark today.  Good jerb.
 
2014-01-29 04:58:55 PM
I'm nominating:
www.bbc.co.uk
 
2014-01-29 04:59:14 PM

RminusQ: Being nominated for a Nobel Prize is not a notable thing, rarely is an actual thing, and is in no sense a newsworthy item. Reporters should farking know that by now.


I don't think reporters care that some IQ 80 on the Internet thinks that.
 
2014-01-29 04:59:24 PM
You know who else was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize?
 
2014-01-29 04:59:33 PM

Nemo's Brother: Bith Set Me Up: Snowden didn't reveal anything anyone with a functioning brain stem knew since at least 2006.

So he did nothing wrong then? You're ok with him coming back to America with no charges?


Like I said, just because Snowden is guilty doesn't mean the NSA is innocent.
 
2014-01-29 05:01:03 PM

kindms: He wanted to go in to Syria and only didnt when the entire country basically said NO.


Bullshiat.

So keep f-ing that chicken

You're doing a fine job yourself.

He has killed more innocents by drone than Bush, he has waged war on journalists and whistleblowers never before seen by US presidents. He has presided over ALL of the NSA BS that we keep learning about. And he continues to go on TV and tell everyone it is all legal and above board only to have his own appointed review board turn around and say he is full of crap.

Cool story, bro.

Obama is worse than Bush for the simple reason that under his administration all the things that democrats railed against under a republican administration have become normalized and accepted operating procedure under Obama.

He also assassinated American citizens including a 16 year old boy without due process afforded to them by the constitution. Funny how that fact gets glossed over by the "cult"


Haha no. Thanks for the derp, dude. That was a healthy dose.
 
2014-01-29 05:01:07 PM
This headline is a troll within a troll within a troll. There's nothing trolling about nominating Snowden and there's nothing newsworthy about it, either. It's Trollception.
 
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2014-01-29 05:01:08 PM

TheWhoppah: Giving the award to Obama was a gesture to recognize the citizen voters of the United States


If Obama deserves it (an award he feels he didn't deserve) then Snowden really deserves it.
 
2014-01-29 05:01:23 PM

kindms: He wanted to go in to Syria and only didnt when the entire country basically said NO.


...but, had he been Bush, he'd have attacked anyway.

If there's one thing you can admire about Bush -- he's steady. You know where he stands. He believes the same thing Wednesday that he believed on Monday, no matter what happened Tuesday.
 
2014-01-29 05:01:58 PM

Stinkyy: Wow, can we get this to over 4,000? The B.O. Nobel thread went down in the anals of Fark.

/(Ignore the thread badge on the right, I don't have time to fix it right now.)

//Yes, the missing n was on purpose


Anals? The word you were looking for is "annals"
 
2014-01-29 05:02:11 PM

jfarkinB: Nice meta-troll, subby. Nominating him makes perfect sense; calling that action "trolling" is, itself, trolling. And I bet it'll be highly successful.

/bonus question: is this a troll?


IT'S TURTLES TROLLS, ALL THE WAY DOWN
 
2014-01-29 05:02:48 PM

Cyberluddite: tlars699: There's no way he can accept this, right? It would be like Roman Polansky coming over to the US for an Oscar.
Right?

Well, it's not like the award ceremony is in L.A. or anything--it's in Sweden.  But anyway, just as Woody Allen never shows up to the Oscars but still gets nominated and is eligible to win, you don't have to show up at the Nobel awards ceremony to win the prize--it isn't like a "must be present to win" raffle drawing.


Haven't there been some winners who couldn't collect because they were rotting away in a cell as a political prisoner.
 
2014-01-29 05:03:04 PM

whidbey: kindms: He wanted to go in to Syria and only didnt when the entire country basically said NO.

Bullshiat.

So keep f-ing that chicken

You're doing a fine job yourself.

He has killed more innocents by drone than Bush, he has waged war on journalists and whistleblowers never before seen by US presidents. He has presided over ALL of the NSA BS that we keep learning about. And he continues to go on TV and tell everyone it is all legal and above board only to have his own appointed review board turn around and say he is full of crap.

Cool story, bro.

Obama is worse than Bush for the simple reason that under his administration all the things that democrats railed against under a republican administration have become normalized and accepted operating procedure under Obama.

He also assassinated American citizens including a 16 year old boy without due process afforded to them by the constitution. Funny how that fact gets glossed over by the "cult"

Haha no. Thanks for the derp, dude. That was a healthy dose.


So do you deny his claims about Obama then?
 
2014-01-29 05:03:26 PM

kindms: Obama is worse than Bush for the simple reason that under his administration all the things that democrats railed against under a republican administration have become normalized and accepted operating procedure under Obama.


Well I have to give Obama credit: he campaigned hard on closing the Guantanamo prison, and he really delivered on that promise.
 
2014-01-29 05:03:52 PM

JerseyTim: This headline is a troll within a troll within a troll. There's nothing trolling about nominating Snowden and there's nothing newsworthy about it, either. It's Trollception.


BWAAAAAAAAAAM
 
2014-01-29 05:04:03 PM

Nemo's Brother: Probably the dumbest post on Fark today. Good jerb.


How is that dumb?  It's obvious to anyone who can walk and breathe at the same that while it was awarded to him, it wasn't about what he did, it was about what he represented in the U.S. - a turn away from warmongering and choosing to end two wars and institute foreign policy that wasn't about aggression and antagonism.
 
m00
2014-01-29 05:04:14 PM
I hope he wins.

I would love to see the politicians trying to condemn china for jailing its nobel price winners, but justify (trying to) jail snowden.
 
2014-01-29 05:04:28 PM

Marcus Aurelius: dittybopper: Obama got his for, well, no one really knows

I figured it was for keeping Sarah Palin out of the White House.  Jesus, can you imagine?


I don't believe anyone truly can
 
2014-01-29 05:04:38 PM

MadMattressMack: You know who else was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize?


No. But I want to nominate this guy...

imagizer.imageshack.us

His favorite sport is cat.
 
2014-01-29 05:05:11 PM

wee: ManateeGag: He deserves it just as much as Obama did.

More than Obama.  Snowden actually did something.


Obama bombed the moon...peace through strength Pax Romana style.
 
2014-01-29 05:05:30 PM
TheWhoppahwee: ManateeGag: He deserves it just as much as Obama did.

More than Obama.  Snowden actually did something.

Giving the award to Obama was a gesture to recognize the citizen voters of the United States... to recognize our collective ability to see the fear mongering GOP asswipes for who they really were and reject their "bomb bomb Iran" preemptive-war policies.  We elected, as our president, a man named  Barack Hussein Obama just a few years after falling hook-line-and-sinker for the GOP/FoxNews lie machine regarding another man named Hussein.  I'm sure it took brass balls for Obama to even consider running for president but this award was for the everyday Americans that stood in line to vote for him.

Probably the dumbest post on Fark today.  Good jerb.


This. A gesture to the voters of the US?  Get the f--k out of here.

It was a plain and simple "f--k you" to Dubya.   I didn't like Bush, but it was akin to Europeans constantly whining about America this and that during the entire two terms of George Bush.  I don't think the American public needs a pat on the head from the Nobel Prize Committee for how it votes or condemnation either.
 
2014-01-29 05:05:40 PM

Nemo's Brother: whidbey: kindms: He wanted to go in to Syria and only didnt when the entire country basically said NO.

Bullshiat.

So keep f-ing that chicken

You're doing a fine job yourself.

He has killed more innocents by drone than Bush, he has waged war on journalists and whistleblowers never before seen by US presidents. He has presided over ALL of the NSA BS that we keep learning about. And he continues to go on TV and tell everyone it is all legal and above board only to have his own appointed review board turn around and say he is full of crap.

Cool story, bro.

Obama is worse than Bush for the simple reason that under his administration all the things that democrats railed against under a republican administration have become normalized and accepted operating procedure under Obama.

He also assassinated American citizens including a 16 year old boy without due process afforded to them by the constitution. Funny how that fact gets glossed over by the "cult"

Haha no. Thanks for the derp, dude. That was a healthy dose.

So do you deny his claims about Obama then?


Yeah. First of all, anyone who refers to the voting public who overwhelmingly elected Obama twice as a "cult" has some reality problems.
 
2014-01-29 05:05:51 PM

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2014-01-29 05:06:19 PM

GanjSmokr: Rent Party: wee: ManateeGag: He deserves it just as much as Obama did.

More than Obama.  Snowden actually did something.

They have both done the exact same thing.  Not being George Bush.

Snowden was better at it than Obama was.


Fair point.  But no one knew that at the time.
 
2014-01-29 05:07:21 PM

m00: I hope he wins.

I would love to see the politicians trying to condemn china for jailing its nobel price winners, but justify (trying to) jail snowden.


I love how just because Snowden blew the whistle he is somehow automagically immune from prosecution.

Meanwhile, keep up the false equivalence.
 
2014-01-29 05:08:37 PM

oren0: Hard Nard: brantgoose: Lookit tha funny man, Momma, his head assploded!

Come away, dear. That man's just a conservative. The cognitive dissonance of supporting law and order politics while hating and distrusting the government police state just became too much for his skull. When he tried to believe that the cops are never wrong and that the cops think of him as a terrorist at the same time, his brain just self-destructed in self-defence.

Conservative here, and I am a supporter of Snowden. Whether he wins the Nobel or not you have to admire a person who is willing to put his life, and maybe even the lives of his family and friends, to bring what he considers a violation of peoples rights into the light.

+1. In theory, anyone that supports liberty and a smaller government should applaud Snowden's actions. In practice, it seems that ordinary people across the political spectrum support Snowden, and politicians across the spectrum want him arrested and tried.


I liken it to the difference between the "correct" thing to do (obey the law) and the "right" thing to do (stick your neck out for other people's rights).  I don't think anyone on FARK knows the full breadth of what Snowden did or what the ultimate consequences will be on the world stage, so it's hard to judge fairly if what he did was "right" or not.  It sure the fark wasn't correct.

Personally, I wouldn't be saddened if he was arrested, tried and convicted.  If they strike him down, he shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.

/no, but seriously, there's no way Snowden escapes martyr status of the US gets his hands on him
 
2014-01-29 05:08:44 PM

whidbey: I'm sure he admires her. The woman shoots moose out of helicopters ferchrissakes.


As God is my witness, I thought mooses could fly. Youbetcha. Also.
 
2014-01-29 05:09:03 PM

MadMattressMack: You know who else was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize?


I find it funny that the person whose namesake is the prize is ultimately responsible for god knows many deaths through the use of explosives.
 
2014-01-29 05:10:08 PM
whidbey
How is this a "troll," subby? The little biatch risked his life and career to blow the whistle on the NSA.

It's totally a peace move. Do yourself a favor and look up the word "troll" sometime.


I agree.

/now that's how you troll
 
2014-01-29 05:10:18 PM

kindms: Funny how that fact gets glossed over by the "cult"


Spoken by someone 100% open minded, I am sure.
 
2014-01-29 05:10:44 PM
If Snowden actually wins it, America will have ended.
 
2014-01-29 05:11:28 PM
m00:

I hope he wins.

I would love to see the politicians trying to condemn china for jailing its nobel price winners, but justify (trying to) jail snowden.



So, you can't discern the difference between a private citizen who writes political articles critical of a government but neither works for the government nor has access to any sensitive information versus a person who signed a confidentiality agreement with his employer (a government), had access to a lot of state secrets and then fled to various foreign countries revealing sensitive state secrets along the way.

Okay, that makes sense.
 
2014-01-29 05:11:34 PM

xanadian: oren0: Hard Nard: brantgoose: ...

/no, but seriously, there's no way Snowden escapes martyr status of the US gets his hands on him


Snowden is going to die of heavy metals poison when he's accidentally poked with an umbrella or a fountain pen.
 
2014-01-29 05:12:40 PM
Good
 
2014-01-29 05:13:28 PM

whidbey: I love how just because Snowden blew the whistle he is somehow automagically immune from prosecution.

Meanwhile, keep up the false equivalence.


There's a difference between wanting him tried for his crimes and demands he be assassinated.   I think he should be tried for leaking but the claims that the US should kill him with a drone strike or sniper are moronic.
 
2014-01-29 05:14:25 PM

RanDomino: whidbey
How is this a "troll," subby? The little biatch risked his life and career to blow the whistle on the NSA.

It's totally a peace move. Do yourself a favor and look up the word "troll" sometime.

I agree.

/now that's how you troll


How is admitting I'm right once in a while despite your usual superior position "trolling?"
 
2014-01-29 05:14:28 PM
Epic trolling for the win, eh subby?
 
2014-01-29 05:14:28 PM
For the folks who don't like Snowden due to 'his personality', or narcissism, or 'being a prick':

How did you arrive at those viewpoints?  I don't recall a ton of interviews.  I may have missed them through.

If you answer is wrapped up in the crime, discount my question.  Trying to figure out how folks have psychoanalyzed Snowden as a public figure like they were neighbors.
 
2014-01-29 05:15:25 PM
whidbey
Obama has also somehow managed to deflect the hardliners' war hardon to attack Iran and North Korea

Let me guess- his push to bomb Syria was 5th-dimensional-chess, because he knew that it would fail so hard as to nail down the coffin on any further large military engagements in the Middle East, right?


Khellendros
I'm not seeing the Snowden angle for this.

Knowing exactly how one of the most miltaristic and by far most powerful governments on Earth is manipulating the world in order to solidify power for its elite ruling class has made the planet objectively safer. Think of all the activists and dissidents in corrupt third-world hellholes like India, Ethiopia, and Louisiana who have or are drastically altered their online security and communication because of him.
 
2014-01-29 05:15:39 PM

SirEattonHogg: m00:

I hope he wins.

I would love to see the politicians trying to condemn china for jailing its nobel price winners, but justify (trying to) jail snowden.


So, you can't discern the difference between a private citizen who writes political articles critical of a government but neither works for the government nor has access to any sensitive information versus a person who signed a confidentiality agreement with his employer (a government), had access to a lot of state secrets and then fled to various foreign countries revealing sensitive state secrets along the way.

Okay, that makes sense.



He broke the law, certainly, but legal/illegal is not the same thing as right/wrong.  If the early Americans thought that way, there would be no United States (since the colonies were the rightful property of Great Britain).  We exist as a nation because of treason.
 
2014-01-29 05:15:43 PM

Satanic_Hamster: whidbey: I love how just because Snowden blew the whistle he is somehow automagically immune from prosecution.

Meanwhile, keep up the false equivalence.

There's a difference between wanting him tried for his crimes and demands he be assassinated.   I think he should be tried for leaking but the claims that the US should kill him with a drone strike or sniper are moronic.


Who the hell is advocating that? Drew's Heineken Troll Cabal?
 
2014-01-29 05:16:58 PM

RanDomino: corrupt third-world hellholes like India, Ethiopia, and Louisiana


www.hondagrom.net
 
2014-01-29 05:17:15 PM

vudukungfu: whidbey: How is this a "troll," subby? The little biatch risked his life and career to blow the whistle on the NSA.

It's totally a peace move. Do yourself a favor and look up the word "troll" sometime.

Agreed. He is an American Hero.

You know Pete Seeger was once reviled by Americans because as usual, most of the country had it head up it's collective ass.

thought their illegal war in 'Nam was for the greater good or some such shiat.

Bunch of numbnutted assholes and that is the same as ever.

This man pointed to an out of control government that was and still is stripping us of our civil rights, and even human rights and needs to be called out on it and stopped.


Can there really be such thing as an illegal war?
 
2014-01-29 05:18:09 PM

BgJonson79: Can there really be such thing as an illegal war?


Only if you lose.
 
2014-01-29 05:18:52 PM

SirEattonHogg: TheWhoppah:  wee: ManateeGag: He deserves it just as much as Obama did.

More than Obama.  Snowden actually did something.

Giving the award to Obama was a gesture to recognize the citizen voters of the United States... to recognize our collective ability to see the fear mongering GOP asswipes for who they really were and reject their "bomb bomb Iran" preemptive-war policies.  We elected, as our president, a man named  Barack Hussein Obama just a few years after falling hook-line-and-sinker for the GOP/FoxNews lie machine regarding another man named Hussein.  I'm sure it took brass balls for Obama to even consider running for president but this award was for the everyday Americans that stood in line to vote for him.

Probably the dumbest post on Fark today.  Good jerb.

This. A gesture to the voters of the US?  Get the f--k out of here.

It was a plain and simple "f--k you" to Dubya.   I didn't like Bush, but it was akin to Europeans constantly whining about America this and that during the entire two terms of George Bush.  I don't think the American public needs a pat on the head from the Nobel Prize Committee for how it votes or condemnation either.


They think we do.

Have you ever met an actual European?   When you tell them you are from America, they start speaking slowly and simply, because they assume you are a child.

"That's good, American Johnny!  You finally learned that voting for Republican is wrong!  Oh, no, maybe not, you just allowed them to shut down your government.  Keep trying, Johnny!"

They just know that they are the real adults in the room.
 
2014-01-29 05:19:44 PM

BafflerMeal: For the folks who don't like Snowden due to 'his personality', or narcissism, or 'being a prick':

How did you arrive at those viewpoints?  I don't recall a ton of interviews.  I may have missed them through.

If you answer is wrapped up in the crime, discount my question.  Trying to figure out how folks have psychoanalyzed Snowden as a public figure like they were neighbors.


After bashing the US he said that he was glad he was living in Russia and had the support of China because of their stellar record of protecting Human Rights.

He's a disingenuous arsehole.
 
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