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(RealClear)   Now *this* is how you troll: Edward Snowden nominated for Nobel Peace Prize   (realclear.com) divider line 57
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2014-01-29 04:42:26 PM  
6 votes:

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.
2014-01-29 04:39:12 PM  
6 votes:

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.
2014-01-29 04:39:04 PM  
5 votes:
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.
2014-01-29 04:51:23 PM  
4 votes:

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?
2014-01-29 04:40:26 PM  
3 votes:
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?
2014-01-29 07:00:48 PM  
2 votes:
By that same logic, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg should be awarded one for ending the US monopoly on nuclear weapons.
2014-01-29 06:02:18 PM  
2 votes:
Is he really worthy of standing along side luminaries of peace like Yasser Arafat and Barack Obama?
How many suicide bombers and hellfire missiles has this loser contributed to the cause of peace?
I think you should have to at least blow up four weddings and a funeral before you are even considered for nomination.

Call it the Gandhi rule.
2014-01-29 05:01:23 PM  
2 votes:

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 05:01:03 PM  
2 votes:

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 04:57:01 PM  
2 votes:

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 04:55:29 PM  
2 votes:

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?


We'd be in a nuclear war with Russia by now, what with them being right across the pond from Alaska and all.
2014-01-29 04:46:46 PM  
2 votes:
Snowden didn't reveal anything anyone with a functioning brain stem knew since at least 2006.
2014-01-29 04:45:41 PM  
2 votes:
Wow, I didn't even know he was a Democrat.
2014-01-29 02:55:25 PM  
2 votes:
They could put it at the bottom of a cereal box.
2014-01-29 02:53:53 PM  
2 votes:
He deserves it just as much as Obama did.
2014-01-29 02:44:33 PM  
2 votes:
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.
2014-01-30 12:59:13 AM  
1 votes:

wee: Anyone mentioned all the drone strikes yet?  How abut the ones that killed U.S. citizens with zero due process whatsoever?  Anyone mention that?  What about the people in gitmo that still haven't had charges filed against them?  Anyone mentioned a campaign promise from 2007 yet?


But its not Fascism when Obummer does it.
2014-01-29 06:55:50 PM  
1 votes:
I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize.
2014-01-29 06:16:57 PM  
1 votes:
MAXIMUM TROLLING would be if St Vlad made Snowy Ambassador to the US he could come to the US and have diplomatic immunity.
2014-01-29 05:58:04 PM  
1 votes:

whidbey: 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.



Except for the fact that he is immune ... or at least should be

The Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989, Pub.L. 101-12 as amended, is a United States federal law that protects federal employees who work for the government and report agency misconduct.
2014-01-29 05:57:47 PM  
1 votes:
Good. Give him Obama's.
2014-01-29 05:57:14 PM  
1 votes:

MadMattressMack: TheDirtyNacho: I think, eventually, Snowden will be back and welcomed as a hero.  History tends to be kind to whistleblowers and not to over-reaching governments.

I'm not so sure. I think both sides are in the wrong here and I wouldn't call him a hero. Unless he took up Anna Chapman's offer of marriage.



A not-great comparison might be Pete Seeger.  He was hauled before Congress to be accused of being a Communist (and he was!) and then tossed in jail for contempt because he wouldn't name names.  But he stuck to his principles and despite being very unpopular in love-it-or-leave-it circles became an important element to the protests and social upheaval and eventually an icon of history.

Obviously not the same situation, and nobody's a perfect angel pure in deed, but I think history will look at his actions with favor.
2014-01-29 05:49:16 PM  
1 votes:

MJMaloney187: Most of the hate for Uncle George is just fashionable and/or reflexive.


lol no
2014-01-29 05:48:52 PM  
1 votes:

MJMaloney187: Roger that, Smoky, but people seem to forget that President Bush had 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina to deal with.


Yea, and Obama had Bush's messes to deal with, which were arguably bigger disasters.

/ far, far more people died in the Iraq war than in 9/11 and Katrina combined
2014-01-29 05:46:36 PM  
1 votes:

smoky2010: whidbey: yakmans_dad: People asking why did Obama win the Nobel are being disingenuous.   He won because he wasn't George W. Bush.

No farking shiat. The entire world breathed a sigh of relief when Bush left office. That right there deserves an award.

In hindsight, seeing what a crappy president Obama is, I'd take 4 more years of Dubya. No, I don't like wars and such, but Obama is just taking up space in the White House. Its like were are all just waiting out this last term so that we can start actually doing something.


Roger that, Smoky, but people seem to forget that President Bush had 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina to deal with. I don't think the guy was that bad. Watch the documentary that Pelosi's daughter made; he actually looks like a pretty cool dude. Most of the hate for Uncle George is just fashionable and/or reflexive.
2014-01-29 05:39:42 PM  
1 votes:

smoky2010: 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"



Thanks for the superb annalysis, bro!
2014-01-29 05:39:03 PM  
1 votes:

Chris Ween: whidbey: simplicimus: whidbey: Bith Set Me Up: Snowden didn't reveal anything anyone with a functioning brain stem knew since at least 2006.

lolwut

Yeah, he should have said since the Patriot Act, but actually much earlier than that. The only revelation that surprised me was spying on Brazil.

Without actual confirmation though, it's just tinfoil conspiracy nonsense. You might as well have said they were in contact with the Lizard People.

Shh. We don't talk about them.


Why not? They have the best weed.

www.morethings.com
2014-01-29 05:35:40 PM  
1 votes:

chachi88: whidbey: 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.

 Unbeknownst to his family, friends or colleagues, he had left most of his wealth in trust, in order to fund the awards that would become known as the <a data-cke-saved-href="<a href=" href="<a href=" http:="" en.wikipedia.org="" wiki="" nobel_prize"="" target="_blank">Nobel Prizes


Yeah but Nobel's invention caused a lot of death and damage to people, animals and property over the past 100 years. Don't you find that even the least bit lulzy?
2014-01-29 05:35:04 PM  
1 votes:

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

lolwut

Yeah, he should have said since the Patriot Act, but actually much earlier than that. The only revelation that surprised me was spying on Brazil.

Without actual confirmation though, it's just tinfoil conspiracy nonsense. You might as well have said they were in contact with the Lizard People.


Shh. We don't talk about them.
2014-01-29 05:34:26 PM  
1 votes:

smoky2010: In hindsight, seeing what a crappy president Obama is, I'd take 4 more years of Dubya.


how old are you?
2014-01-29 05:33:07 PM  
1 votes:

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

There, FTFM. I'm just ticked off with the folks over-glamourizing what he did.


but yet it took his actions to create a situation where the media really reported on it and congress people started asking questions and the courts started ruling on the legality of it all.
2014-01-29 05:26:38 PM  
1 votes:
People asking why did Obama win the Nobel are being disingenuous.   He won because he wasn't George W. Bush.
2014-01-29 05:21:41 PM  
1 votes:

jso2897: Odd argument - "the Nobel prize is a joke, means nothing" - then proceeds to argue for two hours that that one person or another can't POSSIBLY deserve one, because reasons.
If it's a joke,and means nothing, why are you still talking?


The Nobel prize is also sour.
2014-01-29 05:21:39 PM  
1 votes:

kindms: 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"


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2014-01-29 05:20:53 PM  
1 votes:

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.


He looks like the douchey IT guy that we all know.  That's enough.
2014-01-29 05:18:09 PM  
1 votes:

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


Only if you lose.
2014-01-29 05:15:25 PM  
1 votes:
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 05:11:28 PM  
1 votes:
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 05:10:44 PM  
1 votes:
If Snowden actually wins it, America will have ended.
2014-01-29 05:08:44 PM  
1 votes:

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 05:05:11 PM  
1 votes:

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 05:04:38 PM  
1 votes:

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 05:04:28 PM  
1 votes:

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
m00
2014-01-29 05:04:14 PM  
1 votes:
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 05:02:11 PM  
1 votes:

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 04:59:14 PM  
1 votes:

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 04:55:56 PM  
1 votes:

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.
2014-01-29 04:50:20 PM  
1 votes:
I would like a yellow boat, please. With extra motors.
2014-01-29 04:48:47 PM  
1 votes:

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.
2014-01-29 04:48:19 PM  
1 votes:
The Nobel Peace Prize is not the same thing as Time's Person of the Year.

Person of the Year can be anybody, just because they did something that everyone knows about.  Even really horrific things.  The Peace prize, by it's very deffinition, means that you have to do something that promotes peace.  It seems to me that Snowden has muddled things up and pissed people off.  Such to a point that new enemies have been made because of it.  And certainly, not more peace.
I don't see that really fitting the criteria.
2014-01-29 04:47:51 PM  
1 votes:

OrangeFree: Making all nations hyper suspicious of one another is "a fundamental requirement for peace?"


Yeah! How dare he make nations suspicious of one another by exposing the spying they were doing because they were suspicious of one another!
2014-01-29 04:47:21 PM  
1 votes:
weknowmemes.com
2014-01-29 04:44:48 PM  
1 votes:
Does this mean he will at least get the home game?
2014-01-29 04:37:11 PM  
1 votes:
Clearly a plot to arrest him........Simpsons did it.


static1.wikia.nocookie.net
2014-01-29 04:34:48 PM  
1 votes:
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.
2014-01-29 03:49:49 PM  
1 votes:
They've given it to people who have done much worse harm to the world.
2014-01-29 02:21:00 PM  
1 votes:

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.
 
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