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  • American Lindsey Vonn to be Stripped of Olympic Gold Medal

    09/20/2010 11:10:28 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | September 21, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    IOC: American Lindsey Vonn Must Forfeit Gold Medal... In a shocking development, the International Olympic Committee announced today that it has taken back the gold medal previously awarded to American skier Lindsey Vonn handing it instead to U.S. President Barack Obama... Officials said in a statement that Obama simply deserved the medal more than Vonn... as nobody has ever gone downhill faster than he has... [Obama voters and other slow readers: this is SATIRE] More news, views, and humor Reaganite Republican
  • Nobel Peace Prizes 'are being awarded illegally' (Hussein & the Sex Poodle have to give them back?)

    07/24/2010 8:11:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies · 3+ views
    7/25/10
    Link only - Nobel Peace Prizes 'are being awarded illegally'
  • Cap on Well...(Chu Nobel prize not for oil drilling expertise)

    06/05/2010 11:50:29 AM PDT · by tentmaker · 20 replies · 1,261+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 05, June, 2010 | CLIFFORD KRAUSS and HENRY FOUNTAIN
    The technician said that shortly after the cap was successfully placed, Dr. Chu wondered aloud why oil was still spewing from around the bottom. Engineers had to tell him that the leaks were expected, at least initially.
  • Why are so few lending an ear to Milton Friedman?

    05/31/2010 4:05:38 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 47 replies · 1,090+ views
    05/31/2010 | WesternCulture
    Milton Friedman, prime advisor to U.S. President Ronald Reagan, was perhaps the most insightful and clearsighted advocate of Capitalism ever. Over here in Europe (where I live), a continent characterized by Socialism, tradition, but also by high IQ levels, he was awarded the 1976 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics. Few economists ever are. Considering the fact that Europe - and especially the Scandinavian countries - were very much into Socialism at that time, 1976, this might surprise some people not having studied the details of his life or that part of recent Scandinavian history. Why would anyone in Volvo Paradise...
  • So Much For The Nobel Peace Prize.A Border War In Arizona,Iran VS Israel,Close Call In Times Square.

    05/05/2010 12:33:59 PM PDT · by JohnThune2012 · 3 replies · 213+ views
    Most Americans are still baffled over Obama winning the "Nobel Peace Prize". We have violence in Arizona & Greece,Iran is building Nukes,Israel may bomb Iran,North Korea Crisis,Far Left wing nuts are viciously smearing Americans who only want to abide by the Constitution. Domestic Terrorist Attempts. The list just keeps growing during this Obama Administration. And yet Obama just keeps cracking jokes and tells America that ALL IS WELL!
  • Earning His Nobel Prize [By disarming AmeriKKKa!](Technicolor-hued Barf Alert!)

    04/07/2010 1:26:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies · 517+ views
    The Nation ^ | April 7, 2010 | Robert Scheer
    At last, a believable sighting of that peace president many of us thought we had elected. Give Barack Obama credit, big time, for the startling progress he has made in tempering the threat of nuclear annihilation. The Obama administration's Nuclear Posture Review Report for the first time prohibits "first use" of nuclear weapons against nations complying with the nonproliferation treaty. It also pledges a halt to US efforts to modernize such weapons, as had been proposed by then-President George W. Bush in his call for new nuclear "bunker busters." Whereas his predecessor succeeded only in eliminating the nonexistent Iraqi nukes,...
  • Obama Gives Away $1.4 million Nobel prize

    03/12/2010 1:40:54 PM PST · by bjorn14 · 18 replies · 554+ views
    Newsmax | March 11, 2010
    <p>President Barack Obama has announced which groups will get the $1.4 million he received for winning the Nobel Peace Prize.</p>
  • Tough Poll (Vanity)

    02/15/2010 9:07:54 AM PST · by chopperman · 29 replies · 526+ views
    Which Nobel Peace Prize Recipient was the Most Inappropriate? 1. Yasar Arafat 2. Al Gore 3. Barack Obama
  • Where Is Obama's Nobel Prize Money?

    02/12/2010 11:59:18 AM PST · by American Dream 246 · 17 replies · 810+ views
    theobamafile ^ | 02/12/10 | theobamafile
    what Obama will do is simply leave the money in the bank, drawing interest, until he leaves the Oval Office, and everybody forgets about it. At that time, he'll press a button. Byron York says there's some buzz going around the net over the question of what Obama has done with the $1.4 million he won as part of the Nobel Peace Prize. Well before Obama accepted the award, the White House announced he would give the money to charity. Yet it's been two months since he went to Oslo, and there's no word of him giving it away. Some...
  • Internet among Nobel Peace Prize nominees

    02/06/2010 1:56:53 PM PST · by Schnucki · 10 replies · 213+ views
    Boston.com ^ | February 2, 2010 | Ian MacDougall
    OSLO—Candidates for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize include a Russian human rights group, a Chinese dissident and an inanimate object: the Internet, people who made the nominations said Tuesday. As the submission deadline for the coveted award closed, the Nobel Committee maintained its tradition of giving no hints -- the contenders are kept secret for 50 years. But some nominations were announced by those who made them. Those with nomination rights include former peace laureates, members of national governments and legislatures, selected university professors and others. Erna Solberg, the head of Norway's Conservative Party, put forth Russian human rights activist...
  • Obama's Nobel is unconstitutional (Cash prize not authorized by Congress)

    12/22/2009 1:35:37 PM PST · by proxyswipe · 30 replies · 1,374+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 12-22-09 | Joseph Farah
    Article I, Section 9, of the Constitution, known as the emolument clause, states: "And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Price or foreign State. …" Most Americans may not realize, as I did not until very recently, that the Nobel commission is elected by the parliament of Norway. That means the peace prize is made by a commission representing the legislature of a foreign state. There's little question the award amounts to an...
  • Devaluing the Nobel

    12/18/2009 6:21:41 AM PST · by harpu · 16 replies · 651+ views
    WSJ; 'Notable & Quotable' ^ | 12/18/09 | Bonnie Erbe; Host of PBS's 'To The Contrary'
    If only the Nobel Committee and the American voting public had dug a bit deeper before they endorsed Obama, they might not have been so surprised when he morphed into an unexpected type of president. The New York Times reported in February 2008 that Obama had a history of stretching his accomplishments and playing to his audience of the moment. It would have been easy to see what was coming if only voters had paid more attention to his record as a twister of facts and prince of prevarication...
  • Paul Krugman's Nobel Makes Everyone Else Dumber

    12/17/2009 8:44:47 AM PST · by cpurick · 2 replies · 342+ views
    Who is John Galt? ^ | 12/17/2009 | "John Galt"
    The classic textbook example of the fallacy is a stadium full of seated people. When one person stands up, he gets a better view -- which he acquires at the expense of the people behind him. But if everyone stands up, then nobody's view is really improved. The fallacy is commonly committed when you conclude, after seeing that one person can live better at someone else's expense, that everyone can therefore live better at everyone else's expense. If a scheme relies on shifting costs to somebody else, then it will only work as long as someone exists to absorb the...
  • Chavez, Morales, Mugabe lash out at Copenhagen

    12/16/2009 10:19:11 PM PST · by george76 · 7 replies · 874+ views
    AFP ^ | December 17, 2009
    Firebrand leaders Hugo Chavez, Evo Morales and Robert Mugabe turned up the heat at the UN climate talks, dumping the blame for global warming squarely at the feet of capitalism. Mr Chavez, the President of Venezuela, was one of the first world leaders to take the podium at the venue of the Copenhagen talks. He seized the occasion to characterise newly-minted Nobel Peace laureate US President Barack Obama as a warmonger. "I don't think Obama is here yet," said Mr Chavez. "He got the Nobel Peace Prize almost the same day as he sent 30,000 soldiers to kill innocent people...
  • Asian Groups Slam Toby Keith's 'Racist' Gesture

    12/16/2009 2:21:28 PM PST · by Eurotwit · 39 replies · 1,752+ views
    TMZ ^ | December 16th, 2009 | TMZ staff
    Toby Keith may think his Nobel Peace Prize party eye gesture wasn't a big deal -- but TWO Asian organizations are furious about it, claiming the "racist" maneuver wasn't just offensive, it was an embarrassment to his country. As TMZ first reported, Keith pulled back his eyes when Will Smith rapped the word "yellow" during an impromptu performance in Norway a few days ago -- Toby's rep blew it off, telling us, "nobody at the party thought Toby was out of line." But outside the party -- people are pissed. A rep for the Asian American Justice Center tells TMZ,...
  • University of Chicago Students Respond to Obama Receiving Nobel Peace Prize (Amusing)

    12/14/2009 2:37:44 PM PST · by TexCon · 3 replies · 715+ views
    YouTube ^ | December 12th, 2009 | University Republicans
    Video can be found at this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-LwgTbgbHE Just wanted to share this video the University Republicans made in response to Obama accepting the Nobel Peace Prize. The group went around campus for a couple hours asking students what they "intend" to do to receive a Nobel Peace Prize; for their responses, students were given edible, chocolate Prizes. :-) We wanted to make a serious and entertaining policy critique while showing the various student responses. There are some student responses at the beginning; then a hypocrisy-and-inaction montage of news clips; then back to student responses after Professor Pape's commentary at...
  • Nobel economics laureate Samuelson dies at 94

    12/13/2009 9:24:46 AM PST · by decimon · 16 replies · 605+ views
    Reuters ^ | Dec 13, 2009 | Ros Krasny
    BOSTON (Reuters) – Paul Samuelson, whose work helped form the basis of modern economics, died on Sunday in his home in Belmont, Massachusetts, after a brief illness. He was 94. > Among MIT's prominent alumni are Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke, Nobel laureate New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, and Christina Romer, chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers. >
  • Mike Huckabee Reacts to Obama's Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech - Video

    12/12/2009 6:46:44 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 9 replies · 623+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 12, 2009 | Michael
    Here is video of Mike Huckabee giving his take on Obama's Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech...(Video)Huckabee said "the fact that some in the audience and others in the Left Wing fringe back home hated the speech is probably a good indication that it was a reasonable and rational explanation for why sometimes war is a necessary act." Huckabee said Obama showed "courage and clarity" in what he said and urged Obama to show the same "clarity" on the domestic issues when he returns home.
  • Al Gore's Current TV Takes a Dig at Obama's Nobel Prize

    12/12/2009 2:24:53 PM PST · by Ruby Slippers · 9 replies · 528+ views
    Ruby Slippers ^ | 12/12/09 | Mary Sue
    Current TV, the independent cable network led by former VP Al Gore aired this cartoon parody of Obama's acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize. The cartoon character Thorbjorn Jagland is just a tad reluctant to hand over the medal to Obama in light of the decision to send additional troops to Afghanistan. The decision "feels very Bushy." Evidently Al and libs have a hard time with the decision despite Obama's repeated campaign promise to focus on finishing the job in Afghanistan. Is it me or did everyone who voted for Obama just hear what they wanted to hear during that...
  • President Obama's won the Nobel Peace Prize cuz he BLACK! YEA ... by Kelonda

    12/12/2009 11:33:08 AM PST · by rkoliver · 18 replies · 901+ views
    This is precious! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Uny-qSz6Wk