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Nobel Committee Awards Peace Prize to E.U.
The New York Times ^ | October 12, 2012 | WALTER GIBBS and ALAN COWELL

Posted on 10/12/2012 2:17:55 AM PDT by John W

OSLO — The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded its 2012 peace prize on Friday to the European Union, saying it had contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation across the continent.

With the body wrestling with the most severe financial crisis in its history over the single euro currency, the award surprised some people.

The announcement came against a global backdrop of conflict, with civil war in Syria threatening to spill across the region, the Afghanistan war grinding into a second decade and earlier hopes of a new era of tranquillity in the Middle East largely abandoned.

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1 posted on 10/12/2012 2:17:57 AM PDT by John W
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To: John W

Eeeeeuuuwww..


2 posted on 10/12/2012 2:24:41 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: John W
 
 
One LoL after another lately. Their definition of peace must be different than mine. Wait a few months and see how much "peace" there'll be to be had.
 
 

3 posted on 10/12/2012 2:26:45 AM PDT by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: John W

Ah, the prestigious Neville Chamberlain award!!

What an honor!


4 posted on 10/12/2012 2:27:21 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: John W

Maybe the committee should award themselves a Peace Prize next? Worthless committee if ever!


5 posted on 10/12/2012 2:29:09 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: John W

The Nobel committee has lost its mind. Why not award it to orange juice for providing vitamin c and a nutritious breakfast next? The EU is not a person. It’s an artificial construct, and one that appears to be dying on top of that. This is worse than awarding it to BHO shortly after his inauguration. Has he contributed to world peace somewhere yet? He only has a few more weeks. Nuts!


6 posted on 10/12/2012 2:34:34 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: John W

Just got up and is having my first cup of coffee, you mean that the EU got the Nobel Peace Prize? They are that DESPERATE for the money?


7 posted on 10/12/2012 2:46:13 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Eleutheria5

Well it is the same Nobel prize committe who awarded President Barack Hussein Obama a few years back. I think also they awarded Yaser Arrafat also.

The only time it ever really did good, and this is how I first learened about her, was when the peace prize went to Blessed Mother Teressa of Calcuttia.


8 posted on 10/12/2012 2:56:11 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: John W

Watta JOKE!


9 posted on 10/12/2012 3:00:49 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: John W

Well, Obama got it for doing nothing, why not Europe?


10 posted on 10/12/2012 3:02:00 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (The U. S. Democrat Party, Al Queda's U. S. front organization. And the rank and file has no clue.)
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To: Biggirl

They also awarded MLK a prize. Generally, they are out of touch with reality. The exception of Mother Teresa and Martin Luther King Jr. merely prove the rule.


11 posted on 10/12/2012 3:11:46 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: John W

Considering many of the EU’s members are bankrupt, it makes sense to give the prize to them and more importantly the monetary compensation that goes along with it.

Regards.


12 posted on 10/12/2012 3:13:49 AM PDT by Sine_Pari
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To: John W; mickie; flaglady47
My wallpaper has as much to do with World Peace as the European Union.

Who nominated the EU (a socialist idea on paper) in the first place.....a coloring book?.....an animal shelter?.....a dishwasher?

What a disconnect from reality this "Prize" has become. Now it's not awarded to apiring humans, but to abstracts.

"Momma, I want to grow up to be a European Union so I can win the Nobel Peace Prize".

Leni

13 posted on 10/12/2012 3:13:49 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: MinuteGal

“Momma, I want to grow up to be a European Union so I can win the Nobel Peace Prize”.

Perfect, Leni.


14 posted on 10/12/2012 3:16:52 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Hey, why not? The PP committee has worked for years to make itself into a self-parody.

Thanks John W.


15 posted on 10/12/2012 3:22:09 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: John W; Lazamataz
Seems like they're not even trying anymore. Might as well give Lazamataz one for hitting it.
16 posted on 10/12/2012 3:31:20 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: John W

I thought the Nobel Peace Prize was supposed to go to a person.

Anyway, the one world order conspiracy theorists aren’t going to like this one.


17 posted on 10/12/2012 3:33:46 AM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: John W; mickie; flaglady47; seekthetruth; seenenuf; hoosiermama; oswegodeee; Bob Ireland; ...
It's important to read the linked article and the U.S. bashing contained in it.

"There are many things to say about the (European) economic crisis, where it originated, for instance. It started in the U.S. and we had to deal with it."

I'm sure our peerless leader will be right in front of the microphones to denounce this calumny.

The European Union is built on a socialist, redistribute-the-wealth basis and was and is historically doomed to collapse all by itself....it didn't need Lehman Brothers to give it the mortal shove it's now experiencing.

This "EU" is what Obama and his evil crew are building in this country on a state rather than country basis. The EU is destroying the sovereignty of its countries for a total centralized dictatorship.....just as Obama's ilk will try to destroy what's left of states' rights in our federation toward the goal of a federal dictatorship here. The income redistribution is already well along its way.

So I won't hold my breath that our plotting and traitorous president will rise to his country's defense after digesting this nasty slap in the face from the Euros.

Remember, the UN has announced it's goal to levy a tax on the citizens of the "have" countries to support the citizens of the "have not" countries as soon as possible.

It is now SO clear why the redistributist globalist, Barack Obama, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for accomplishing nothing but outlining his socialist economic and cultural goals both before and shortly after his immaculation.

Leni

18 posted on 10/12/2012 3:45:55 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: John W

I figured it was because most of the E.U. allowed Muslims to run amok.


19 posted on 10/12/2012 4:03:59 AM PDT by jughandle
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To: John W; All

I am so glad I did not waste any Norwegian krona in Oslo on that Nobel Museum....

What a bunch of liberal goofballs. The EU getting a Nobel Prize? What, for their policies only causing half of Greece to burn down?

I guess Nobel is just as Free Trade Communist Globalist as the EU is. Maybe they can practice some “Austerity” and not give the EU the prize money....


20 posted on 10/12/2012 4:07:40 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Political maturity is realizing that the "R" next to someone's name does not mean "conservative")
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To: John W
Well, they haven't started a world war lately, and they do need the money. The Nobel committee has chosen far worse in the past.
21 posted on 10/12/2012 4:20:25 AM PDT by beef (Who Killed Kennewick Man?)
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To: John W

Seriously they need to just stop giving out the award...

I saw this on twitter and thought it was an Onion started joke.

I wonder if they will use the the prize money to bail out Greece, Spain or Italy...


22 posted on 10/12/2012 4:23:41 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: John W

Surrendering to the religion of peace is their definition of kinetic peace. They are fostering their own destruction.


23 posted on 10/12/2012 4:26:28 AM PDT by soycd
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To: MinuteGal

“for instance. It started in the U.S. and we had to deal with it.”

By accepting US TARP funds and trillions in secret Fed reserve money? But I guess it’s fair, after those wily American homebuyers took advantage of European bankers with credit default swaps and derivatives. Those London and Euro bankers and others simply werent up to the sophistication of a suprime mortgage. They naturally thought that meant, “ok”.


24 posted on 10/12/2012 4:32:22 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: John W

They should have given Obama his bookend prize before he gets fired. (Or maybe they are so delusional they think he is going to win)


25 posted on 10/12/2012 4:36:19 AM PDT by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: Biggirl
Just got up and is having my first cup of coffee, you mean that the EU got the Nobel Peace Prize? They are that DESPERATE for the money?

Wait until the economics prize is awarded to the European Central Bank - then you know that they are really, really on the brink.

:-)

26 posted on 10/12/2012 5:08:23 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: DesertRhino
A must see on bankers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzJmTCYmo9g
27 posted on 10/12/2012 5:13:58 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: John W

Boy was I wrong, I thought Lady Gaga had it wrapped up!


28 posted on 10/12/2012 5:14:32 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
Seems like they're not even trying anymore. Might as well give Lazamataz one for hitting it.

I got that Nobel back in 1976.

29 posted on 10/12/2012 5:24:16 AM PDT by Lazamataz (WAAAAAAAAAHHHhhhhh.....)
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To: John W

Nigel Farage is going to have a field day with this.


30 posted on 10/12/2012 5:26:51 AM PDT by ILS21R (The time is nigh.)
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To: John W

Talk about repeatedly demonstrating your own irrelevance.

Within ten years, the EU will be reduced to a footnote in the history books.

And much violence in Europe and the Middle East and possibly Asia will be directly attributed to this little experiment of attempting to subordinate sovereign nations to the dictates of central banking and the fiat-based monetary policy that is the core of their existence.


31 posted on 10/12/2012 5:28:21 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: John W
Even more pathetic:

But behind the celebrations, a typical EU turf war broke out between Mr Barroso, Mr Van Rompuy and Martin Schulz, the president of the European Parliament, over which EU president should collect the prize.

What a peace project!!!

In a bid to settle the squabble, Cecilia Malmstrom, Sweden's European Commisisoner, suggested on Twitter that sending 27 childrenヤ from each of the EU countries to Oslo would be the solution.

;-)

32 posted on 10/12/2012 5:29:24 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: ScaniaBoy

What a sham.

Hasn’t there been talk in Sweden by the Nobel foundation to stop Norway from handing out the prize due to breaking the terms of Nobel’s testament.

Anyhow, on the current tracjectory, the religion of peace will finally be acknowledged in 2013 with a Nobel :)


33 posted on 10/12/2012 5:46:12 AM PDT by Eurotwit ("Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.")
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To: Eurotwit

That will be next year. Let’s see if the Swedish National Bank has the good idea of handing out the Economics prize (in memory of Alfred Nobel) to......wait for it.....

Mario Draghi, the head of the ECB for saving the euro.

That would be just excellent. /s

Personally I think they should stop handing out anything but the sciences prizes. (And as for the Norwegian Committee, well, it is actually quite fun to see how they try to make themselves into the laughingstock of the world year after year.)

:-)


34 posted on 10/12/2012 6:18:41 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: John W

If current attitudes prevail, in 100 years , the EU will no longer exist.. It will have been absorbed into the Global Caliphate it so eagerly sets the table for with its own misguided policies. So Party ON, Idiots!


35 posted on 10/12/2012 8:54:48 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Eurotwit
Is this being discussed in Norway now? Is there any chance that Jagland will be thrown out of the Committee?

Nobel Peace Prize: Foul and Unethitcal

36 posted on 10/12/2012 10:49:44 PM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: John W

I heard a discussion of European journalists this evening where they agreed that it was a good idea. EU, they concluded, will never start a war, unable as it has been with other things to accomplish anything of the sort through its commissions, committees and bureaucracies.


37 posted on 10/12/2012 10:55:17 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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