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Snowden Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize After ‘Disrepute Incurred’ for Picking Obama
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Posted on 07/15/2013 9:15:26 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Snowden Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize After ‘Disrepute Incurred’ for Picking Obama By Andrew Johnson July 15, 2013 11:49 AM

A Swedish professor has nominated NSA leaker Edward Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize for his revelations of the surveillance program, but also to redeem the award’s prestige after it was awarded to President Obama in 2009.

In his letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Umea University’s Stefan Svallfors argues that Snowden, who would be the award’s youngest winner at 30, exemplified that “individuals can stand up for fundamental rights and freedoms.” Svallfors lauded Snowden’s “heroic effort at great personal cost.”

In 2009, President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize after less than a year in office, drawing criticism for the committee’s prematurity, including from Svallfors. The professor says that picking Snowden would “help to save the Nobel Peace Prize from the disrepute incurred by the hasty and ill-conceived decision to award US President Barack Obama the 2009 award.”

According to the Daily Mail’s translation of his statement, Svallfords believes Snowden to be a “highly affordable candidate.” Similiar past nominees include Wikileaks’ Julian Assange and Bradley Manning, who did not win.


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But of course!
1 posted on 07/15/2013 9:15:26 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

The Nobel Prize has become a joke - a highly politicized, leftist fashion show.


2 posted on 07/15/2013 9:19:57 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Sub-Driver

Hahahahahahaha!


3 posted on 07/15/2013 9:21:01 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Sub-Driver

What we do in haste, we regret in leisure.


4 posted on 07/15/2013 9:21:25 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Sub-Driver

Yeah, and when Iran drops a nuke on Israel, they’ll give the Nobel Peace Prize to Ayatollah Assaholla.


5 posted on 07/15/2013 9:21:54 AM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: PGR88

So... Trayon Martin didn’t get nominated?


6 posted on 07/15/2013 9:27:05 AM PDT by alancarp (Obama will grab your guns and ship them to Mexican drug mobs.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Snowden’s revelation (”a revealing or disclosure of something”) of the ongoing Big Brother watch over individuals is an act deserving of the Nobel Peace Prize.


7 posted on 07/15/2013 9:27:13 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: Sub-Driver

“Snowden Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize After ‘Disrepute Incurred’ for Picking Obama”

Hahahahaha. Sounds like some remorse from the Peace Prize clowns. Hahahahaha.


8 posted on 07/15/2013 9:30:43 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: OldNavyVet

And it would keep him in the history books, where the admin is desperately trying to squash any mention of him except condemnation, especially from FNC and the GOP-e.


9 posted on 07/15/2013 9:31:46 AM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: Sub-Driver

Whenever truth triumphs over surreptitious tyranny, peace is closer. I don’t care even if the ‘surreptitious tyranny’ is by the United States or not.

This President has said there is no Terrorism - he banned the words Global War on Terror the Pentagon had become so fond of (he recently resurrected those words in a self-serving useless tyrant speech I heard before I could throw my shoe at the TV).

So Obama has turned his and the government’s sights on old white men, veterans, conservatives, Tea Party members - white people in general (see DHS and FBI brochures).

He and his ilk prefer “Man Caused Disaster” with an emphasis on old white coots in North Georgia talking out their ass to an FBI plant who riled them up with Obama speeches.

Their entire homeland defense apparatus is spying on its citizens (ALL of them), arming up with MRAPS, ‘personal defense weapons’ (Assault Rifles for you unwashed heathens out there), billions of rounds of ammunition, black helicopters, and drones...those drones they now use ubiquitously to off them ‘man caused disasterors’ but won’t be able to help themselves from blasting a Tea Party meeting when they finally fully establish that capability in CONUS.

Yep.....they damned well should give Snowden a Peace Prize because Fuhrer Obama sure as hell abused the one they gave him so very early (because he was black).


10 posted on 07/15/2013 9:31:47 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Sub-Driver

Well I guess if “Arafat” and “Obama” can win this...by doing nothing at all for humanity...then Snowden would qualify.

We all know the peace prize means nothing at all anymore.


11 posted on 07/15/2013 9:31:58 AM PDT by caww
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m waiting to see who wins the Nobel Prize for Best Picture. I’m betting on The Lone Ranger.


12 posted on 07/15/2013 9:32:05 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: PGR88
Appears to honor those who have committed crimes more than anything honorable....Arafat comes to mind...so he would fit the mold as some have.
13 posted on 07/15/2013 9:33:58 AM PDT by caww
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To: OldNavyVet

agreed. As long as the nasty a** creepy Pee-Bagger party is in power we need men like Snowden to stand up. And when they do, to be noted for their bravery.


14 posted on 07/15/2013 9:34:14 AM PDT by Deathtomarxists (hillary's cankles smiled at me)
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To: OldNavyVet

agreed. As long as the nasty a** creepy Pee-Bagger party is in power we need men like Snowden to stand up. And when they do, to be noted for their bravery.


15 posted on 07/15/2013 9:34:27 AM PDT by Deathtomarxists (hillary's cankles smiled at me)
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To: OldNavyVet

Nothing amazes me anymore.....this nation has more than lost it’s way...it’s in the ditch!


16 posted on 07/15/2013 9:35:38 AM PDT by caww
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To: Parley Baer

17 posted on 07/15/2013 9:37:43 AM PDT by caww
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To: bgill

18 posted on 07/15/2013 9:39:50 AM PDT by caww
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To: Gaffer

triple bump


19 posted on 07/15/2013 9:40:34 AM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: Sub-Driver

Shouldn’t Snowden actually release something first?


20 posted on 07/15/2013 9:45:26 AM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: Sub-Driver

It doesn’t matter who is in office, the federal government is our greatest enemy and must be watched closely.


21 posted on 07/15/2013 9:47:52 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Sub-Driver

He’ll be the TIME Man of the Year soon. But he’ll never make the cover of the Rolling Stone.


22 posted on 07/15/2013 9:48:48 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Not a chance. Trayvon Martin is getting the Peace Prize.


23 posted on 07/15/2013 9:49:13 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Deathtomarxists

concur


24 posted on 07/15/2013 9:49:53 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: Sub-Driver
I nominate George Zimmerman - for helping to keep the peace in his neighborhood.
25 posted on 07/15/2013 9:51:12 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Sub-Driver

The Nobel Peace Price lost is luster when they gave it to Al Gore.


26 posted on 07/15/2013 9:54:12 AM PDT by Cyclone59 (I wish people would get their heads out of their butts and their noses out of everyones business)
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To: Sub-Driver
Fellow winners:
27 posted on 07/15/2013 9:55:56 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Sub-Driver
nominated Snowden . . . to redeem the award’s prestige after it was awarded to President Obama in 2009.

This is both sad and funny at so many levels that I don't know where to start.

28 posted on 07/15/2013 9:57:55 AM PDT 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: Sub-Driver
nominated Snowden . . . to redeem the award’s prestige after it was awarded to President Obama in 2009.

This is both sad and funny at so many levels that I don't know where to start.

29 posted on 07/15/2013 9:57:55 AM PDT 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: Sub-Driver
They were going to nominate Obama again??????
30 posted on 07/15/2013 9:58:03 AM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a gamer not because I choose to have no life, but because I choose to have many.)
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To: Cyclone59

2002 Jimmuh Carter


31 posted on 07/15/2013 9:58:30 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Sub-Driver

What has Snowden (or had Obama) done to further the cause of Peace?


32 posted on 07/15/2013 10:00:09 AM PDT by newzjunkey (bah)
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To: Sub-Driver; a fool in paradise

The way these Nobel Piece Prize things work, any perfessor can nominate anybody, including the Mexican janitor woman he’s bonking.


33 posted on 07/15/2013 10:01:04 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Jim Robinson

He actually MIGHT make the cover of the Rolling Stone, now that you bring it up.

Reminds to watch Almost Famous this evening!


34 posted on 07/15/2013 10:05:56 AM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: Sub-Driver

TWO WRONGS(Still)Don’t Make A RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


35 posted on 07/15/2013 10:09:35 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: bandleader

But two rights still make a U-Turn.


36 posted on 07/15/2013 10:12:06 AM PDT by IrishPennant (Excuse me...Here's your nose. I found it in my business....agian!)
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To: Revolting cat!
The way these Nobel Piece Prize things work, any perfessor can nominate anybody, including the Mexican janitor woman he’s bonking.

Yeah. Every year, there are these "______ was nominated for a Nobel Prize," from people who don't realize that the nomination process is basically meaningless.

37 posted on 07/15/2013 10:17:13 AM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: Sub-Driver

The also gave it to Al Gore, Jimmy Carter and arafart.


38 posted on 07/15/2013 10:18:34 AM PDT by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: OldNavyVet

However, I would say is is more deserving of it than Obama.


39 posted on 07/15/2013 10:29:06 AM PDT by matt04
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To: Sub-Driver
... “help to save the Nobel Peace Prize from the disrepute incurred by the hasty and ill-conceived decision to award US President Barack Obama the 2009 award.”

Similar past nominees include Wikileaks’ Julian Assange and Bradley Manning,

Good luck with that prestige recovery you filthy bunch of commies.

40 posted on 07/15/2013 10:38:55 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: OldNavyVet

I agree, Vet! Snowden’s actions have been a global game-changer. At the very least, he has proven that those who distrust government are NOT “conspiracy nuts.”


41 posted on 07/15/2013 10:42:48 AM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: OldNavyVet

His recent revelation about Microsoft working with the NSA to help the latter bypass encryption is especially worth noting as an instance of collusion between the growing police state and corporations. Think your encrypted hard drive is safe? Think again.


42 posted on 07/15/2013 10:58:28 AM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: SampleMan
Not a chance. Trayvon Martin is getting the Peace Prize.

If posthumous Nobel prizes were allowed, you might be right.

On the other hand, can't Jeremiah Wright's "Church" try to canonize Trayvon Martin as a saint?

43 posted on 07/15/2013 11:00:50 AM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: Sub-Driver

Why not. LoL.


44 posted on 07/15/2013 11:10:20 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: caww

LIke they didn’t know already.


45 posted on 07/15/2013 11:23:42 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Conscience of a Conservative
Yeah. Every year, there are these "______ was nominated for a Nobel Prize," from people who don't realize that the nomination process is basically meaningless.

There's an assortment of kooks and frauds that put "nominated for a Nobel Prize" as the first lines on their resume, banking on people not understanding that everyone and their dog can get nominated for a Nobel Prize, and thinking it works like the Oscars or something with only 5 nominees.

46 posted on 07/15/2013 11:30:58 AM PDT by Strategerist
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To: PGR88

The Peace Price has. The Science prizes are still creditable.


47 posted on 07/15/2013 11:41:58 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Sub-Driver
but also to redeem the award’s prestige after it was awarded to President Obama in 2009....

It's a tragedy that we'll have to wait another few years to find out who they'll use to redeem Snowden getting it...

48 posted on 07/15/2013 11:44:12 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: PGR88

I’ve noticed that has become the case for just about every award nowadays.


49 posted on 07/15/2013 11:56:06 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Sub-Driver
A Swedish professor has nominated NSA leaker Edward Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize for his revelations of the surveillance program, but also to redeem the award’s prestige after it was awarded to President Obama in 2009.

What? Is that a whiff of common sense I smell in the air? Smells great!

50 posted on 07/15/2013 12:08:40 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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