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  • Lapid: Obama needs to return his Nobel Peace Prize

    12/19/2017 12:21:46 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/12/17 | David Rosenberg
    Yesh Atid chairman and former Finance Minister Yair Lapid urged former President Barack Obama to return the Nobel Peace Prize he was awarded in 2009, if an investigative report regarding his administration’s behavior towards the Hezbollah terror group is correct. Speaking with party members on Monday, Lapid responded to a report released by Politico early Monday morning which claims that the Obama administration systematically shielded the Hezbollah terrorist organization from prosecution, blunting the efforts of the Drug Enforcement Administration to crack-down on Hezbollah’s global drug trade and money laundering rackets. “If the report is correct,” Lapid told party members at...
  • Subject: Remember this Lady! Irena Sendler

    09/21/2017 9:01:48 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 18 replies
    Irena Sendler Died: May 12, 2008 (aged 98) Warsaw, Poland During WWII, Irena, got permission to work in the Warsaw ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist. She had an ulterior motive. Irena smuggled Jewish infants out in the bottom of the tool box she carried. She also carried a burlap sack in the back of her truck, for larger kids. Irena kept a dog in the back that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto. The soldiers, of course, wanted nothing to do with the dog and the barking covered the kids/infants...
  • There Must Be Some Kind Of Way Outta Here

    08/28/2017 6:39:24 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 8-28-17 | MOTUS
    Bob Dylan - Sweetheart Like YouFor those of you who missed this yesterday let me redirect you to Gerard’s recently reformatted and still excellent website, American Digest. One of yesterday’s posts, “Two riders were approaching:” All Along the Watchtower and Isaiah, contains a TED video titled Why Bob Dylan Won the Nobel Prize  - definitely worth your time to view. The last time we talked about Dylan around here was when he received the Medal of Freedom – from President Obama. I doubt he ever would have received that honor if the tenders knew who Dylan really was. But...
  • Clinton Foundation donor received $13 million from State Department

    04/20/2016 6:00:18 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 18, 2016 | Rudy Takala
    The State Department doled out $13 million in grants for longtime friend and Clinton Foundation donor Muhammad Yunus during Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state, according to federal records. The grants were provided in 18 separate transactions from the U.S. Agency for International Development to the Bangladesh-based Grameen bank, according to a Sunday evening report from the Daily Caller News Foundation, for which Yunus served as a founding board member. Groups associated with Yunus through business relationships received an additional $11 million. Yunus oversaw the distribution of microcredit loans to impoverished borrowers for the bank for over 30 years....
  • Did Clintons Try to Shut Down Investigation of Foundation Donor w/IRS Audit?

    04/26/2017 3:27:52 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Frontpage ^ | April 26, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    Membership has its privileges. A Bangladesh government commission was investigating multiple charges of financial mismanagement at Grameen Bank, beginning in May 2012. Muhammad Yunus, a major Clinton Foundation donor, served as managing director of the bank
  • Our foreign friends

    10/13/2003 11:19:59 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 10 replies · 147+ views
    Guardian ^ | 10/11/03 | Will Hutton
    Britain's political class and commentariat just don't get contemporary America. They don't understand the revolutionary nature of US conservatism and the profundity of its ambitions. They don't understand the extraordinary self-serving venality of corporate America and its Republican allies. They don't understand the ruthless pursuit of radical conservative interests and disregard for all others. They think, like Tony Blair, that America is having an eccentric wobble - and that if George Bush is engaged with, it will sooner or later be business as usual. They should read these two books, by two of America's best economists and most forensic critics,...
  • 70 Nobel Laureates Endorse Hillary Clinton

    11/04/2016 2:26:26 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 54 replies
    NY Times ^ | Oct 18, 2016 | ALAN RAPPEPORT
    70 Nobel Laureates Endorse Hillary Clinton By ALAN RAPPEPORT OCT. 18, 2016 A group of the world’s leading experts in science, medicine and economics threw their support behind Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, endorsing the Democratic presidential candidate and arguing that her election is crucial for safeguarding freedom and preserving a constitutional government. The forceful endorsement came in a letter signed by 70 Nobel laureates hailing from a variety of fields and making the case that Mrs. Clinton is the candidate who best understands the importance of investing in science and technology at a time when the world faces challenges on...
  • Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize mention deleted from his website

    10/23/2016 3:56:42 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 52 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/10/16
    JTA - The fallout from Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize in Literature has taken a strange turn: The Jewish folk singer’s website has taken down its only brief mention of the award. Dylan has not acknowledged the award at any of his performances in the week since the Nobel committee’s Oct. 13 announcement, but his website made one allusion to it this week on a page promoting a new collection of his lyrics, “The Lyrics: 1961: 2012.” The page on simply called him the “winner of the Nobel Prize in literature.” As of Friday morning, the reference has been erased...
  • Nobel academy member calls Bob Dylan's silence 'arrogant'

    10/22/2016 7:26:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 80 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 22, 2016 2:50 PM EDT | Jan M. Olsen
    A member of the Swedish Academy that awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature to Bob Dylan says the American singer-songwriter’s silence since receiving the honor is “impolite and arrogant.” Per Wastberg said Dylan’s lack of reaction to the honor the academy bestowed on him last week was predictable, but disrespectful nonetheless. “One can say that it is impolite and arrogant. He is who he is,” Wastberg was quoted as saying in Saturday’s edition of the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter. …
  • Times ain't a-changin? All-male Nobel lineup draws criticism

    10/14/2016 7:39:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 14, 2016 8:37 AM EDT | Karl Ritter
    With Bob Dylan winning the Nobel Prize in literature, this year’s Nobel laureates became an all-male ensemble, something that’s not unusual in the 115-year-old history of the prestigious awards. But this is 2016. Critics are questioning why the Nobel judges couldn’t find a single woman across the planet worthy of being honored in any of the six prize categories. “No woman wins Nobel prize this year. Oh the times they ain’t a-changin’,” Leah Kaminsky, an Australian author and doctor, wrote on Twitter. Swedish writer and literature professor Ebba Witt-Brattstrom accused the Nobel judges of a lack of imagination after they...
  • 'Greatest living poet' Bob Dylan wins Nobel literature prize

    10/13/2016 12:16:57 PM PDT · by Hostage · 97 replies
    CNBC ^ | October 13, 2016 | Reuters
    Bob Dylan, regarded as the voice of a generation for his influential songs from the 1960s onwards, has won the Nobel Prize for Literature in a surprise decision that made him the only singer-songwriter to win the award. The 75-year-old Dylan — who won the prize for "having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition" — now finds himself in the company of Winston Churchill, Thomas Mann and Rudyard Kipling as Nobel laureates. The announcement was met with gasps in Stockholm's stately Royal Academy hall, followed — unusually — by some laughter. Dylan's songs, such as "Blowin'...
  • Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos wins nobel peace prize - live

    10/07/2016 2:13:26 AM PDT · by Enchante · 22 replies
    Guardian ^ | October 7, 2016 | Guardian Staff
    video of announcement at link
  • Irena Sendler passed over for '07 Nobel Peace Prize for algore (MUST read-true heroine)

    10/12/2009 5:06:00 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 17 replies · 1,566+ views
    The Holocaust - the systematic annihilation of six million Jews - is a history of enduring horror and sorrow. The charred skeletons, the diabolic experiments, the death camps, the mass graves, the smoke from the chimneys ... In 1933 nine million Jews lived in the 21 countries of Europe that would be occupied by Germany during the war. By 1945 two out of every three European Jews had been killed by the Nazis. 1.5 million children were murdered. This figure includes more than 1.2 million Jewish children, tens of thousands of Gypsy children and thousands of handicapped children. Yet there...
  • Obama Finds Nobel Prize in Cracker Jack Box

    10/09/2009 12:54:17 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 5 replies · 778+ views
    The Stentorian ^ | 10/09/09 | The Stentorian
  • Obama camp angry, embarrassed over 2009 Nobel Prize: official

    05/15/2014 2:54:22 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 48 replies
    Obama camp angry, embarrassed over 2009 Nobel Prize: official The Associated Press Posted: May 15, 2014 5:24 PM ET Last Updated: May 15, 2014 5:24 PM ET A senior Norwegian diplomat says his country's former ambassador to the United States was given a verbal lashing by Barack Obama's chief of staff when the president was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009. Morten Wetland said Thursday the ambassador, Wegger Stroemmen, was approached by Rahm Emanuel, now Chicago's mayor, who accused Norway of "fawning" to the newly elected U.S. leader. Wetland, the Norwegian ambassador to the United Nations at the time,...
  • (Ivar Giaever) Nobel Prize Winner to Obama: You Are Wrong on Climate Change

    02/10/2016 5:23:30 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies
    The Huey Report ^ | February 9, 2016 | Craig Huey
    (Ivar Giaever) Nobel Prize Winner to Obama: You Are Wrong on Climate Change Surprising and Shocking! At a speech in Lindau, Germany, before scientists from 90 countries, Giaever disagreed with the President when Obama stated that "no challenge poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change." The Nobel Laureate's response? "He is dead wrong!" Nobel Laureate Ivar Giaever told President Obama, whom he had endorsed for President in 2008, that he has it all wrong about climate change. It's not mankind's fault at all, but a normal process with little negative impact. The scientist cited statistics which showed...
  • Nobel Prize Rumors Put Focus On Kerry-Iran Coziness

    10/01/2015 1:06:09 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 29 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | October 1,2015 | Adam Kredo
    Secretary of state’s legacy increasingly linked to Iranian regime fortunes Growing speculation that John Kerry will receive a Nobel Peace Prize for finalizing the Iranian nuclear deal is generating renewed criticism of his close relationship with the Iranian foreign minister, Javad Zarif, a key public face for the theocratic regime who is rumored to be a probable co-recipient with Kerry. Rumors have been circulating for months that Kerry and Zarif will be co-selected for the prize. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, a leading Swedish think-tank, recommended in July that the two be selected for the Nobel in 2016. Lawmakers...
  • Mark Steyn Whips a Senate Sub-Committee on Climate Change

    01/08/2016 4:36:25 PM PST · by American Quilter · 15 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 8 Dec 2015 | Mark Steyn
    "My name is Mark Steyn. I am not a scientist. I am an author. My main interest in climate science is that Michael E Mann, the inventor of one of its most notorious artifacts, is suing me for "defamation of a Nobel Prize winner" -- a crime that I was not aware existed, especially in his case, as according to the Nobel Institute he is not a Nobel Prize winner. So I recently edited a book about it called "A Disgrace to the Profession": The World's Scientists -- in Their Own Words-- On Michael E Mann, His Hockey Stick, and...
  • Nobel Prize Committee to 'Discuss' Bitcoin Creator's Nomination

    11/11/2015 1:45:07 PM PST · by Another Post-American · 24 replies
    Coindesk ^ | 11/11/15 | Stan Higgins
    The prize committee for the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel – known more commonly as the Nobel Prize in Economics – is set to discuss the nomination of bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto. The move comes days after UCLA finance professor Bhagwan Chowdhry penned an op-ed in The Huffington Post stating his intention to nominate Nakamoto for the prize. In his widely-covered article, Chowdhry wrote that Nakamoto deserves the prize because his invention, bitcoin, is "nothing short of revolutionary". Following its publication, however, some observers raised the question of whether Chowdhry violated nomination rules by...
  • Two physicists earn Nobel Prize for discovering neutrino's chameleon-like powers

    10/06/2015 5:24:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/06/2015 | Amina Khan
    The 2015 Nobel Prize in physics has gone to two scientists for discovering the quirky, shape-shifting behavior of neutrinos — tiny ghostlike particles that fill the universe, traveling close to the speed of light. Takaaki Kajita of the Super-Kamiokande experiment at the University of Tokyo and Arthur B. McDonald of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory at Queen’s University in Canada were awarded the physics Nobel on Tuesday for their discovery that neutrinos oscillate — and thus, that they must have mass. Small as these particles are, the scientists' insight — that neutrinos are chameleon-like particles, switching identities in an instant —...