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Snowden gets Nobel Peace Prize nomination from Norwegian MP
Reuters ^

Posted on 01/29/2014 5:48:23 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Snowden gets Nobel Peace Prize nomination from Norwegian MP

6:40am EST

OSLO (Reuters) - A Norwegian member of parliament nominated former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize on Wednesday, arguing that his release of classified documents made the world a safer place.

Baard Vegar Solhjell, a former education and environment minister for the Socialist Left party, said Snowden's revelations deepened the public's understanding of the extent to which states spy on their own citizens.

"There is no doubt that the actions of Edward Snowden may have damaged the security interests of several nations in the short term," Solhjell and fellow MP Snorre Valen said in a joint statement.

"We are, however, convinced that the public debate and changes in policy that have followed in the wake of Snowden's whistle blowing has contributed to a more peaceful, stable and peaceful world order," they said.

"His actions have in effect led to the reintroduction of trust and transparency as a leading principle in global security policies."

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


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1 posted on 01/29/2014 5:48:23 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m really of two minds about Snowden.
Our gov’t’s out of control spying on its own citizens NEEDED to be exposed,

but at the same time, compromising real national security is not desirable.


2 posted on 01/29/2014 5:49:49 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Sub-Driver

Good.

Now award him and provide him with a global letter of marque and immunity...


3 posted on 01/29/2014 5:52:42 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Sub-Driver
at least he earned it not like the liar in office.
4 posted on 01/29/2014 5:53:02 AM PST by bikerman (Obama! if his lips are moving he's lying.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Well - Snowden has done more good and less damage for USA citizens than that other Peace Medal recipient, Barack Obama.


5 posted on 01/29/2014 5:53:45 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences." - Robert Louis Stevenson)
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To: MrB

yeah I agree.....my jury is still out on Snowden


6 posted on 01/29/2014 5:53:45 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Good or bad, at least he isn’t getting a pre-emptive peace prize.


7 posted on 01/29/2014 5:53:55 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Famous Norwegians devoted to peace...

Vidkun Quisling

8 posted on 01/29/2014 5:54:18 AM PST by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: MrB

LOL! At least snowden actually DID something to earn the nomination unlike the spouter-in-chief. The whole revelation thing is a conundrum. Hard to parcel out info which should have been revealed vs exposed. At least to the laymen.


9 posted on 01/29/2014 5:54:42 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: Cincinatus

Uh... what a remarkable resemblance to Al Gore...


10 posted on 01/29/2014 5:54:44 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Sub-Driver

Excellent choice. Snowden provided the world with something we can all agree on. That would be knowing that government spying on its citizens is out of control.


11 posted on 01/29/2014 5:55:01 AM PST by grania
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To: Sub-Driver

It would be so funny if he won that prize.
It would be their payback to Obama for not earning that peace prize he got in 2009.

Having Obama take up the issue himself to fix, spying on us, as if he just became POTUS and didn’t even know about it, while the US is out to prosecute Snowden is already full of ironies.


12 posted on 01/29/2014 5:55:48 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: Vaquero
I think he has been careful in revealing what we should know...and collecting data on EVERYONE....and storing it.... is one of those things...

I see nothing in what he has put out as some kind of big secret except the deep mining.

13 posted on 01/29/2014 6:01:01 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: grania

Not only that....He showed a huge hole in our security. Remember, he’s not the first geek able to pull out data...(Remember that little fag)


14 posted on 01/29/2014 6:03:36 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Sub-Driver

Anyone can get nominated. Bill Clinton’s nominated again for Pete’s sake.


15 posted on 01/29/2014 6:04:48 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: DoodleDawg

At least Snowden deserves the NPP, unlike odumbo.


16 posted on 01/29/2014 6:09:23 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: MrB
"I’m really of two minds about Snowden."

On balance, with the information available, I would trust Snowden more than I would trust the US Gubbermint.

17 posted on 01/29/2014 6:09:28 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Vendome

The ultimate irony would be if he were award the prize and returned to the U.S., and Obama throws him in prison. That would compare nicely to the imprisonment of Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar.

Perhaps Americans would then see the common thread running through leftist ideology world wide.


18 posted on 01/29/2014 6:16:29 AM PST by ALPAPilot
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To: Joe 6-pack

I’m with you there...
I don’t trust the gov’t at all.

They are NOT acting in citizens’ best interest, and have not for quite some time.


19 posted on 01/29/2014 6:18:02 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Sub-Driver
Hey, I can think of at least 3 or 4 worse recipients. Without even wrinkling my brow.
20 posted on 01/29/2014 6:24:40 AM PST by Tupelo (I am feeling more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: Sub-Driver

A win would put out of control governments on notice.


21 posted on 01/29/2014 6:32:45 AM PST by all the best (`~!)
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To: MrB

The world needs much more sunshine. The dangers that come from secrets being exposed are nothing compared to the dangers of a secretive government.


22 posted on 01/29/2014 6:37:35 AM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Iron Munro

Or Carter, Arafat, or Mandela.


23 posted on 01/29/2014 6:38:51 AM PST 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

Obummer got one, the standard is obviously set very low.


24 posted on 01/29/2014 7:06:55 AM PST by pfflier
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To: Sub-Driver
Posthumously?

He did more to earn one than Obama did...

25 posted on 01/29/2014 7:33:11 AM PST by G Larry
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To: DoodleDawg

Anyone can get nominated. Bill Clinton’s nominated again for Pete’s sake.

Why not Bush Sr.? He has done as much as Bill Clinton in getting rid of poverty. They are PARTNERS in this endeavor. It is definitely because Bush Sr. is a Republican.


26 posted on 01/29/2014 7:46:38 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: napscoordinator
Why not Bush Sr.? He has done as much as Bill Clinton in getting rid of poverty. They are PARTNERS in this endeavor. It is definitely because Bush Sr. is a Republican.

Contact your congressman. Nobel Peace Prize nominees can't be submitted by just anyone, but any member of a national assembly or governments of state can submit a nomination. Congress qualifies under that.

27 posted on 01/29/2014 7:54:27 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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