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Person of the Year
New York Times ^ | December 17, 2010 | RAJIV SRINIVASAN

Posted on 12/18/2010 10:44:07 AM PST by Kaslin

FORT LEWIS, Wa. — Mark Zuckerberg is a name I grew quite familiar with even through my year in Kandahar. Facebook was the novelty through which I interacted with most of the world back home. Though it was accessible only on our trips to the forward operating base — no connectivity on our stranded outpost in the Zhari District. Despite all that Facebook meant to me while at war, I was less than thrilled to find that Mr. Zuckerberg had been named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year.

The distinguished title goes to the man or woman deemed to have had the most influence through the year’s events. Other notable names on the short list included Julian Assange of WikiLeaks, Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai, The Tea Party, and the Chilean Miners.

As I read through this year’s selection summary, my eyes scanned for even the mention of one name. A name that has grown to mean so much to so many Americans, but unfortunately too few to be considered “influential”. That man was Staff Sgt. Salvatore A. Giunta: the first Congressional Medal of Honor recipient in the Global War on Terror, and the youngest living recipient by 35 years (he is 25 years old, there are three living recipients who are currently 60 years old).

I stared at Zuckerberg’s bright pale face on the cover of Time; his skin almost as white as the pages upon which the article was written. I contrasted it with the deep tan covering my soldiers’ faces along contours not covered by eye-protection and chin-straps.

(Excerpt) Read more at atwar.blogs.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: 2010review; academiabias; dontbelievethehype; facebook; giunta; internet; manoftheyear; markzuckerberg; newscorp; personoftheyear; pravdamedia; revisionisthistory; salvatoreagiunta; salvatoregiunta; zuckerberg

1 posted on 12/18/2010 10:44:11 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Person of year = Justin Bieber.


2 posted on 12/18/2010 10:46:19 AM PST by library user (Just because you're homeless doesn't mean you're lazy.)
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To: Kaslin
Parson of the year


3 posted on 12/18/2010 10:49:24 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: library user

Pfffffffffffft LOL


4 posted on 12/18/2010 10:49:51 AM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: library user
Person of year = Justin Bieber.

You forgot the sarcasm tag.

5 posted on 12/18/2010 10:50:38 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Inspiration. The momentary cessation of stupidity.)
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To: Kaslin; a fool in paradise
Pierced on of the year


6 posted on 12/18/2010 10:50:45 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Kaslin
The distinguished title goes to the man or woman deemed to have had the most influence through the year’s events.

I'd disagree that there's anything distinguished about it.

7 posted on 12/18/2010 10:51:31 AM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: Kaslin

If they were going to make Mark POTY they should have done it 3 or 4 years ago (when FB was still relatively new and hip). Who is the CEO of Twitter and will he be Time’s POTY next year? My guess is yes.


8 posted on 12/18/2010 10:52:45 AM PST by library user (Just because you're homeless doesn't mean you're lazy.)
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To: Kaslin
Sidebar:

"(he is 25 years old, there are three living recipients who are currently 60 years old). "

There is a commercial running in my region that I think is about service to country. It shows testimonial comments by dozens of men appearing to be Medal of Honor winners.

9 posted on 12/18/2010 10:54:46 AM PST by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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To: Riley; Kaslin
I'd disagree that there's anything distinguished about it.

The winner gets to have dinner with Paul Krugman and his cat.


10 posted on 12/18/2010 10:54:59 AM PST by library user (Just because you're homeless doesn't mean you're lazy.)
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To: Kaslin

POTY - The actress playing the role of Eva Gonzalez in ‘Eva Luna’.


11 posted on 12/18/2010 10:56:07 AM PST by jla
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To: Kaslin

Staff Sgt. Salvatore A. Giunta

BTTT


12 posted on 12/18/2010 10:57:52 AM PST by Jet Jaguar (WE'RE SCREWED '08)
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To: jla
POTY - The actress playing the role of Eva Gonzalez in ‘Eva Luna’.

Well, a guy could do worse.

She'd have to agree to get rid of the naval ring, though. :O)


13 posted on 12/18/2010 11:00:46 AM PST by library user (Just because you're homeless doesn't mean you're lazy.)
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To: library user

I’ll take dinner with the cat.


14 posted on 12/18/2010 11:02:04 AM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: library user

I like Maine Coon, hopefully he treats that cat better than he seems to care about people.


15 posted on 12/18/2010 11:05:34 AM PST by Tolsti2
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To: Jet Jaguar
Thanks for the bump.

You seem to be the only one who actually read the editorial.

16 posted on 12/18/2010 11:07:22 AM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

You bet.


17 posted on 12/18/2010 11:12:10 AM PST by Jet Jaguar (WE'RE SCREWED '08)
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To: Kaslin

Puh
Leeze.


18 posted on 12/18/2010 11:12:19 AM PST by the invisib1e hand (oy.)
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To: Kaslin

Phooey! Sarah Palin. Definitely Sarah. Zogby is right.


19 posted on 12/18/2010 11:12:38 AM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: Kaslin

Nice comments after the article.


20 posted on 12/18/2010 11:15:12 AM PST by b9 (Palindrome ~ HARASSARAH at your own peril)
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To: library user

Portrait of a p*ssy and its pet.


21 posted on 12/18/2010 11:21:12 AM PST by rfp1234 (Badgers? We don't need no stinkin' badgers!)
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To: Kaslin
Q. What is possibly the only worthwhile thing President Obama has done?

A:

22 posted on 12/18/2010 11:35:14 AM PST by Albion Wilde (Government does nothing as economically as the private sector. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Kaslin

Why should one be surprised? TIME also had Hitler as Person of the Year back in the early 20th century. An irrelevant magazine with an irrelevant “award”.

Notice the libtard dinosaur media, i.e. NYT, are the only one’s all ginned up about promoting this.

Just another list/award/celebtard glorification taking the focus off the real issues like the economy, muslim death cult, congressional parasites, etc...


23 posted on 12/18/2010 12:37:21 PM PST by CharlesMartelsGhost
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To: b9

a lot better then some of the comments in here


24 posted on 12/18/2010 12:50:08 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: library user

She’s beautiful but I meant the actress who plays Eva Gonzalez not a model who has that same name.


25 posted on 12/18/2010 1:02:08 PM PST by jla
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To: Kaslin
Time is an irrelevant, leftist rag. In ten years, Mark Zuckerberg will be a trivia answer. Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta will be in the real history books, and rightfully so.
26 posted on 12/18/2010 2:26:44 PM PST by Jim Scott
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To: Albion Wilde

I can’t stand that snarky look on Obama’s face! We see it a lot - too much.


27 posted on 12/18/2010 2:45:18 PM PST by REPANDPROUDOFIT (General, sir, it is perfectly ok to call me "ma'am"!)
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To: library user

I think Staff Sgt. Salvatore A. Giunta should’ve received it. I do have to say, my 6 1/2 yrs in Iraq now would be a lot less bearable if I didn’t have FB. It’s awesome to be able to keep up with family and friends like you can on there. I remember in the early 80’s getting mail 4 or 5 weeks after it was sent, and that was by mail bag on a weekly flight into Turkey at an isolated remote base. The look on guys faces when they didn’t have a letter in that once a week mail drop were tough, as I’m sure mine was. Times are sure different.......


28 posted on 12/19/2010 3:03:36 AM PST by sandboxshooter (Iraq, Afghanistan, War)
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To: Revolting cat!

I’m getting him a quart of 3-in-1 oil for Christmas.


29 posted on 12/20/2010 7:43:23 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: Kaslin
Mark Zuckerberg is a name I grew quite familiar with even through my year in Kandahar. Facebook was the novelty through which I interacted with most of the world back home.

While the rest of the people were busy on Friendster and Myspace. Such an innovator. Not.

30 posted on 12/20/2010 7:44:47 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: a fool in paradise
While the rest of the people were busy on Friendster and Myspace. Such an innovator. Not.

After seeing that Sorkin-based drivel "The Social Network", I couldn't wait to get home to my computer... so I could dump everything I had out on Facebook and cancel my account!

31 posted on 12/20/2010 7:51:14 AM PST by ssaftler (Will John Boehner finish the job that Anakin Skywalker didn't???)
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To: ssaftler

Try logging in again. Facebook never deletes any of your information.

All of the friends you had will still be there.

They basically just mothball your account until you deactivate it. There is no “Delete” in his world.


32 posted on 12/20/2010 7:56:23 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: a fool in paradise
Try logging in again. Facebook never deletes any of your information.

Yes, I know that it all stays around. I "unfriended" everyone, "unliked" anything I'd tagged, deleted all pictures except for a few I'd posted in a public group of old friends, took everything off my profile, then told them to take a flying leap.

I know it all worked because I got a call from my air-head SIL about 3 days later because she couldn't "tag" me in a picture of her mugging at some bar so I'd see the picture and show it to the wife. This after I had asked her not to do it a few times and practically yelled at her not to post pictures of her kids (9 and 4) there.

33 posted on 12/20/2010 8:44:11 AM PST by ssaftler (Will John Boehner finish the job that Anakin Skywalker didn't???)
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To: ssaftler

You can deactivate your account, but if you ever try to log in again, it will remember you and welcome you back to the world of facebook.

Only website in the world I know that does that. Google may. They are evil too.


34 posted on 12/20/2010 8:56:05 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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