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Desmond Tutu calls for axing íStars Earn Stripesí ("glorifies war and armed violence")
The Boston Herald / The Associated Press ^ | August 13, 2012

Posted on 08/13/2012 7:36:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Nine Nobel Peace Prize winners are speaking out against a new NBC competition series they say treats military maneuvers like athletic events.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the other Nobel laureates protested in an open letter that the show, "Stars Earn Stripes," glorifies war and armed violence.

The series, which premiered on Monday night, pairs celebrities with inactive U.S. military personnel for simulated military challenges. Celebrity participants include boxing champion Laila Ali, Superman actor Dean Cain, Olympic gold medalist Picabo Street and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s husband, Todd Palin...

(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...


TOPICS: Military/Veterans; Politics; Sports; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: desmondfkingwho; desmondtutu; military; palin; southafrica
They have nothing better to do? Or is it Mr. Palin's participation that sparked their objections and protests?
1 posted on 08/13/2012 7:36:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The United States Armed Forces:

Doing the things those eggheads think they can do, but can’t admit that they can’t.


2 posted on 08/13/2012 7:38:55 PM PDT by JeffChrz (ObamaCare is now ObamaTax. Vote for Romney/Ryan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Busybodies. Mind your own country’s business and leave us to our wargames.


3 posted on 08/13/2012 7:40:12 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Eat Mor Chikin!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah, I’m so glad to hear the world’s so much at peace that Nobel peace prize winners can concentrate their ire on a reality show.


4 posted on 08/13/2012 7:43:43 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Besides Tutu, signers of the letter are Jody Williams, Mairead Maguire, Shirin Ebadi, Jose Ramos-Horta, Adolfo Perez Esquivel, Oscar Arias Sanchez, Rigoberta Menchu Tum and Betty Williams.

All the usual idiots except Al Gore and Barry Soetero.

5 posted on 08/13/2012 7:45:45 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
(1) Desmond Tutu's moral stature isn't exaggerated at all. Remember, he once fasted for 24 whole hours to protest apartheid. Which probably means his servants had part of their day off.

(2) Nobel Peace Prize recipients, like Yasser Arafat, also have oodles and oodles of moral authority.

(3) That being said, any excuse to put Laila Ali on TV is a good thing.

6 posted on 08/13/2012 7:53:53 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: RightGeek

Only the US military is despised by these leftists.


7 posted on 08/13/2012 7:54:26 PM PDT by mfish13 (ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES!!!!)
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To: RightGeek

Only the US military is despised by these leftists.


8 posted on 08/13/2012 7:54:26 PM PDT by mfish13 (ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES!!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Nine Nobel Peace Prize winners”

Ok, hold it right there. Bozo is a Nobel Peace Prize winner isn’t he? That means that it doesn’t mean shiite! These people need to STFU and worry about what goes on in their own countries. Oh, and by the way, stay in your own countries and stop visiting here! This goes double for all you UN delegates!! All you do is talk down our country! Go home and stay there!!


9 posted on 08/13/2012 7:58:03 PM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who in the wide world gives a red rats patoot what Desmond Tutu has to say.

If he has anything to say why doesn’t he go back to Africa and say it to the killers and racists there.

Tutu and Doodoo they rhyme.


10 posted on 08/13/2012 7:58:38 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: JeffChrz
Well there is a certain entertainment value listening to a 3rd world clown presume to lecture Americans on what they should and shouldn't watch on AMERICAN television. It's novel if nothing else.....on the other hand a little desmond goes a long way... so i'm gonna have to encourage tu tu to sitfu... no offense
11 posted on 08/13/2012 8:00:29 PM PDT by jimsin
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To: jimsin

Is that him? I don’t think I’ve ever seen a picture of him before.


12 posted on 08/13/2012 8:02:07 PM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I had to laugh the other evening when we saw the advertisement for this show when we were watching the Olympics. My husband said, “Yeah, what would really make that show interesting is if they spent a few weeks training the “stars,” and then promptly sent them on an actual mission in Afghanistan. :-0. It would certainly bring a whole new meaning to “reality TV.”


13 posted on 08/13/2012 8:44:08 PM PDT by MNGal
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nine Nobel prize winners call for axing....duh, axing. The way Nobel prizes are awarded, nine Nobel prize winners is the equivalent of four trained monkeys which generally don’t carry a lot of weight or substance about any subject with me.


14 posted on 08/13/2012 8:45:08 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Skittle pooping unicorns are more common than progressives with honor & integrity.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Closet homo. Real men want adventure, guns, and explosions!


15 posted on 08/13/2012 9:03:49 PM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Blah. Blah. Blah. Blah!

When was the last time Desmond Tutu’s opinion was worth more than a bucket of warm spit?

Drop his ass in the middle of any Third World S*hit Hole, Chicago’s South Side, or Bed~Stuy and see how long he survives.


16 posted on 08/13/2012 9:18:41 PM PDT by Jack Deth (Knight Errant and Resident FReeper Kitty Poem /Haiku Guy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just watching. Looks fun.


17 posted on 08/13/2012 10:20:43 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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Watched it last night. Todd Palin came off like Rambo, actually impressed the actual military members.


18 posted on 08/14/2012 5:36:06 AM PDT by rstrahan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Then there’s the whole origin of the Olympic Games thingy to consider.


19 posted on 08/14/2012 9:11:02 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Internet fun fact: There is 1 person named walter wawra in Kalamazoo, MI.)
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