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Nobel peace prize jury under investigation(Gore, Obama unfit)
AP ^ | 02/02/12 | KARL RITTER

Posted on 02/01/2012 10:17:45 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster

Nobel peace prize jury under investigation

By KARL RITTER | Associated Press – 10 hrs ago.

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) — Nobel Peace Prize officials were facing a formal inquiry over accusations they have drifted away from the prize's original selection criteria by choosing such winners as President Barack Obama, as the nomination deadline for the 2012 awards closed Wednesday.

The investigation comes after persistent complaints by a Norwegian peace researcher that the original purpose of the prize was to diminish the role of military power in international relations.

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For example, in 2007 the prize went to climate activist Al Gore and the U.N.'s panel on climate change, and in 2009 the committee cited Obama for "extraordinary efforts" to boost international diplomacy.

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(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gore; leftscum; nobelpeaceprize; nobelprize; obama; peaceprize

1 posted on 02/01/2012 10:17:54 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster

While they should be condemned for giving it to Obama and Algore, I’m not sure the original intent for the award is a whole lot better.


2 posted on 02/01/2012 10:20:59 PM PST by conservativebuckeye
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To: conservativebuckeye

This Fredrik Heffermehl is a far, far left whackadoodle from way back.


3 posted on 02/01/2012 10:28:25 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Nothing to see there. They’re being criticized for not being liberal enough.


4 posted on 02/01/2012 10:34:59 PM PST by DarrellZero
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To: MestaMachine

Even so he’s got a point. The Peace Prize people were so hasty to give Obama a prize (apparently for not being George W. Bush) that they overlooked the possibility that most of the Bush doctrine would survive through most of Obama’s first term. You might think it ridiculous that anyone gives a prize for showing a weak military presence, but it’s even more ridiculous to give a prize for anything before it was earned.


5 posted on 02/01/2012 11:43:31 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Haven’t heard much, if any, talk about Barry’s Nobel lately .... Osama, yes .... Nobel, no.


6 posted on 02/01/2012 11:52:06 PM PST by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Agree to the max.


7 posted on 02/01/2012 11:57:46 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

1994 - Yasser Arafat
2001 - Kofi Annan
2002 - Jimmy Carter
2007 - Al Gore
2007 - Barack Obama

Quite a roster!


8 posted on 02/01/2012 11:59:27 PM PST by golux
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Even some leftists were not comfortable with 0bama getting the prize. They understood that it would affect the way people look at the Prizes. They’re right. More people realized that the prize is political and consider it a joke.


9 posted on 02/02/2012 12:03:42 AM PST by paudio (Newt pissed on conservative principles, but we need him to beat 0bama so we look the other way...)
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To: MestaMachine

And had they had a crystal ball there in Norway, I wonder how that little escapade called Fast & Furious would have looked to them — leaking arms to quasi-military cartels in Mexico.


10 posted on 02/02/2012 12:10:37 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Too late. (yawn)
That silly “prize” is now and forever a laughingstock.
Nobody takes it seriously anymore.


11 posted on 02/02/2012 12:15:57 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

If there was any question that it had been placed in the hands of fools, there is none now.

I know they do things more socialistically there in Norway than we are accustomed to on this side of the pond, but really. If I had been Alfred Nobel, I would have wanted the parliament and king to personally sign off on every prize. Not just some little committee they appointed.


12 posted on 02/02/2012 12:20:22 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: paudio

“They understood that it would affect the way people look at the Prizes. They’re right. More people realized that the prize is political and consider it a joke.”

GOOD...Obama’s Prize served it’s purpose.


13 posted on 02/02/2012 12:23:55 AM PST by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

That probably would have been okay since everyone knows that the more drugs you shoot/ingest, the more, ummm, ‘peaceful’ you are. Just look at those peaceful taliban.


14 posted on 02/02/2012 12:31:33 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: golux
Yep.


15 posted on 02/02/2012 12:39:15 AM PST by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Irena Sendler lost the Peace Prize to Gore. She helped smuggle hundreds of children out of the Warsaw Ghetto during WWII.

The Nobel Committee [getting humiliated and shamed] SUPPOSEDLY was going to give it to her the next year - but she died ...

Only living people can be awarded a Nobel [although, this year, they DID give one to a dead guy since they had already decided he was going to get it before he died].

Lets see ... saving hundreds of childre from death vs. making a damn movie ... Hmmmmm ...


16 posted on 02/02/2012 12:55:35 AM PST by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Who is investigating them, and why? It’s their award. Let them award it to whomever they want, and get laughed at and derided to their hearts’ content.


17 posted on 02/02/2012 2:11:19 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (Diplomacy is war by other means.)
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To: MestaMachine

Aww, the taliban need more opium. 24/7. Peace and pipe dreams, mon.


18 posted on 02/02/2012 2:13:38 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Bump


19 posted on 02/02/2012 3:53:23 AM PST by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: TigerLikesRooster
a Norwegian peace researcher

wtf ?
lol

20 posted on 02/02/2012 4:04:43 AM PST by tomkat (para bellum)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
I truly expected them to award a Prize to Mooschelle, in keeping with their goofy prizes of the past few years.....

It's a Joke.

21 posted on 02/02/2012 4:27:12 AM PST by traditional1 (Stay thirsty, my friends.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

No big deal - I think they just merged it with the Lenin Prize sometime in the 1990’s when no one was looking.


22 posted on 02/02/2012 4:28:34 AM PST by Stosh
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To: TigerLikesRooster

The TV Land Awards have more of an impact on society then the Nobie Prize.


23 posted on 02/02/2012 4:46:11 AM PST by Leep (It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

No one gives a s___t about this piece of crap award anymore. It has about as much value as a plastic toy in the bargain basement bin at your local discount store. Conservatives should simply ignore it.


24 posted on 02/02/2012 4:59:12 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: TigerLikesRooster

They’ve egg on their faces. The Peace prize of late has been a disgrace.

In areas of Science; I still read those awards.


25 posted on 02/02/2012 5:56:10 AM PST by SueRae (I can see November from my HOUSE!!!!!!!! 11.06.2012, the Tower of Sauron falls,)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Ø gets the religion of fleas prize.


26 posted on 02/02/2012 5:59:08 AM PST by Yehuda
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To: TigerLikesRooster
THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE
THERE'S ONE IN EVERY BOX!

27 posted on 02/02/2012 6:01:09 AM PST by Wizdum (Wisdom is what you gain when things go wrong.)
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To: Wizdum

The ridicule that the NPP has drawn lately makes it an embarrassment for the Narcissist in Chief.

This is probably the reason they’re talking about revoking it, because it reflects badly on 0bama.


28 posted on 02/02/2012 6:04:02 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Too little too late. The prize is a bad joke and everybody knows it. So the buffoons don’t like being laughed at. They should get used to it. The bell has been rung and there’s no going back. Obama is such a self-centered, unaccomplished wrecking ball of a narcissist, he eventually destroys anyone who plays ball w him. He should put another notch in his belt. He delivered the coup de grace to an outfit that mortally wounded itself via Arafat, but has taken way too long to outright die.


29 posted on 02/02/2012 7:39:16 AM PST by Fantasywriter
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To: golux

1994 - Yasser Arafat
2001 - Kofi Annan
2002 - Jimmy Carter
2007 - Al Gore
2007[sic:2009) - Barack Obama

Quite a roster!

-—<>-—<>-—<>-—<>-—<>-—

Your list is good, but very incomplete to demonstrate the folly of the “Prize”.

In 2007, I researched the earlier prize winners and made quite a long post on FR detailing other, lesser known, “winners. The biographies of many of them demonstrate that their main claim to fame was advancing the socialist, globalist (read “Communist”, effectively) agenda. A serious person researching their records would come to the conclusion that well under half of the “Peace Prize” winners since 1980 had anything to do with advancing a more peaceful world.

That list could be at least doubled with a little research and educating people.

SideBar:

It is unfortunate that it is so difficult to recover FR posts. I’ve put a lot of time and effort into some posts (especially on the order of 7-10 years ago) and it is sometimes quite upsetting that there is inadequate search facility on FR to recover them. Some of those were pertinent then, and I believe would have been seen as prescient now (terrorism, Islamofacists, Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming [CAGW], etc.)


30 posted on 02/02/2012 10:46:04 AM PST by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: AFPhys

Can you retrieve your 2007 post? I would be very happy to publicize it.


31 posted on 02/02/2012 2:41:21 PM PST by golux
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To: TigerLikesRooster
The Three Stooges have more credibility (and stones) than the Noobie commiemitte, jerky jury, or (snicker) prize.
32 posted on 02/03/2012 10:01:50 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: TigerLikesRooster

And here I thought it was the primary for the antichrist.


33 posted on 02/03/2012 10:08:51 AM PST by this_ol_patriot (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
The NOBEL prize is 2/5 of what it once was ...

... NO prize
34 posted on 06/26/2012 10:05:18 PM PDT by zencycler
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