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  • Who Did Obama Compete With For His Nobel Prize?

    02/19/2014 6:36:15 AM PST · by MosesKnows · 21 replies
    2/19/2014 | MosesKnows
    Who Did Obama Compete With For His Nobel Prize? The Nobel Peace Prize 2007 was awarded jointly to Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. "for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change". I recently read an article about the death of 98-year-old Irena Sendler, someone I had never heard of. The article alleged that Irena Sendler lost the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize to Al Gore. Irena Sendler, a candidate for the 2007 Nobel...
  • Humans Could Walk On Water (Ig Nobel Prize)

    10/02/2013 10:02:26 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 11 replies
    Ig Nobel Prize in physics goes to research about walking on water on the moon.Every year in December, the Swedish Academy of Sciences hands out Nobel Prizes for the most important discoveries in science. A few months before, in less grand circumstances, the magazine Annals of Improbable Research The Ig Nobels are given to research that ‘first makes people laugh, and then makes them think’. The categories vary year to year but mostly cover science and engineering, with peace and literature occasionally thrown in, too. Previous awards have been handed out to projects like minimizing the risk of colonoscopy...
  • Syria: Nobel Peace Prize Winner´s Next War

    06/14/2013 4:57:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Investor´s Business Daily ^ | 6/14/13 | Editorial
    Middle East: With the formal determination that Syria has used chemical weapons, the stage is set for U.S. intervention, with Hezbollah and Iran on the other side. How´s that Arab Spring working out, Mr. President? Following our less-than-stellar attempts at regime change in Egypt and Libya — aiding in the ouster of Egypt´s Hosni Mubarak and the overthrow and death of Moammar Gadhafi — the administration, even by its own elastic standards, has decided it can no longer afford to kick the Syrian can down the road. Perhaps it just needs a good war to grab the headlines
  • A Nobel winner's moral achievement

    10/12/2012 5:55:11 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 10-12-12 | William Saletan
    WASHINGTON -- Shinya Yamanaka, a scientist at Kyoto University, loved stem-cell research. But he didn't want to destroy embryos. So he figured out a way around the problem. In a paper published five years ago in Cell, Yamanaka and six colleagues showed how "induced pluripotent stem cells" could be derived from adult cells and potentially substituted, in research and therapy, for embryonic stem cells. This week, that discovery earned him a Nobel Prize, shared with British scientist John Gurdon. But the prize announcement and much of the media coverage missed half the story. Yamanaka's venture wasn't just an experiment. It...
  • Scientists Win Nobel Prize for Stem-Cell Work [ELIMINATES NEED FOR EMBRYONIC STEM CELLS!]

    10/08/2012 6:01:57 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10/8/12 | GAUTAM NAIK
    John B. Gurdon of the U.K. and Shinya Yamanaka of Japan shared this year's Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their work in so-called cellular reprogramming, which has unleashed a wave of advances in everything from cloning to the possible treatment of diseases using stem cells.... It also allows scientists to create human embryonic stem cells without having to destroy human embryos, sidestepping an approach that has long been fraught with ethical controversies. Most important, perhaps, it has significantly advanced the prospect of using a patient's own mature cells to create fresh tissue and treat disease.
  • Democrats Offer Lunch With Gore and Pelosi As Prize for Donations

    09/23/2012 5:14:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 9/22/12 | Noel Sheppard
    Democrats Offer Lunch With Gore and Pelosi As Prize for DonationsBy Noel Sheppard | September 22, 2012 | 18:09 Al Gore was nowhere to be seen at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte earlier this month, but an email message sent out Saturday indicates he's stepping into the fray. **SNIP** "Vice President Al Gore is joining me for lunch in New York ... Will you join us?" Pelosi wrote in the DCCC email obtained by the Post. "We’ll cover hotel and travel for you and a friend. You just have to figure out who you will bring!"
  • Boom! Jon Lovitz to Obama: Nobel Peace Prize? You didn’t earn that.

    07/18/2012 10:20:06 AM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Twitchy | 7/18/12 | staff
    Jon Lovitz âś” @realjonlovitz I didn't build my business, either. pic.twitter.com/I8w9BLks
  • The Mars Prize, Newt Gingrich was right to propose it

    02/01/2012 2:03:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/1/12 | Rober Zubrin
    In August 1994, I was invited to have dinner with House Minority Whip Newt Gingrich. At that time, I was a senior engineer working for Martin Marietta Astronautics in Denver, where I had been responsible for inventing a new plan called “Mars Direct.” By radically simplifying the mission architecture and making bold use of Martian resources starting on the very first mission, this concept offered the potential to reduce the cost and schedule of a human Mars-exploration program. NASA analysis had confirmed these advantages, and word had leaked to Newsweek, which featured it as the cover story of its July...
  • No $50K prize for 11-year-old who made 89-foot hockey shot

    09/01/2011 8:26:01 AM PDT · by americanophile · 70 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/31/2011 | Sean Leahy
    Earlier this month at a charity hockey event in Faribault, Minn., 11-year-old Nate Smith made an 89-foot shot from center ice to win $50,000. The problem was that Nate's twin brother, Nick, was the one who purchased the winning raffle ticket. When the time came to attempt the shot, Nick was outside of the arena unaware he had won, so in stepped Nate to score the miraculous goal. After the boys' father, Pat, came forward the next day and admitted to event organizers about the twins' switch, Odds on Promotions, the company that insured the event, held up awarding the...
  • Peace prize for Chomsky draws ire in Australia

    06/03/2011 4:02:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    JTA ^ | 6/3/11 | staff
    SYDNEY, Australia (JTA) -- The awarding of a peace prize to the American Jewish intellectual Noam Chomsky, a strident critic of Israel and of American foreign policy, is drawing criticism in Australia. The citation for this year’s Sydney Peace Prize, announced Wednesday, says that Chomsky was chosen “for inspiring the convictions of millions about a common humanity and for unfailing moral courage.” “The choice of Noam Chomsky continues a pattern of Sydney Peace Prize recipients who have demonstrated questionable credentials as legitimate peace-makers,” said Vic Alhadeff, chief executive of the New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies. “It does nothing...
  • Eyes on the Prize: Suez Canal

    02/01/2011 9:58:11 AM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    american thinker ^ | 2/1/11 | Tony George
    I'm not an Egypt watcher, but it appears the Muslim Brotherhood is continuing plans to isolate the Arabian Peninsula. Iran's move to seal the western approaches didn't pan out thanks to both Bush '41 (Somalia operation) and Bush '43 (US, France, and initially Germany in Djibouti). The MB's real objective, in my opinion, is closing the Suez Canal. This, with Iranian control of the Strait of Hormuz, will effectively put our economy in bottom of the tank thanks to Obama's prior spending sprees. Our capability to militarily act is extremely limited, even if the administration had the will to do...
  • HFR (China's Confucius Peace Prize and Hitler's Nazi Peace Prize as History Repeats)

    12/13/2010 8:26:59 AM PST · by helpfulresearcher · 7 replies
    To The Point News ^ | 10 December 2010 | Dr. Jack Wheeler
    Ever heard of the Confucius Peace Prize? Neither did its recipient, who didn't bother to show up at the awards ceremony. Today (12/10) in Oslo, the Nobel Peace Prize Committee presented the gold medal of the Peace Prize to an empty chair - whereupon dignitaries and official representatives of dozens of countries across the globe gave the empty chair a standing ovation. For the first time since 1936, a Nobel Peace Laureate was not allowed by his country to attend, nor was any relative. Liu Xiaobo, founder of the human rights movement Charter 08, is in prison and prevented from...
  • 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'
  • Reclusive top mathematician turns down prize, again

    07/02/2010 8:26:37 AM PDT · by Errant · 23 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2 July, 2010
    Reclusive Russian mathematician Grigory Perelman, who MOSCOW (AFP) – Reclusive Russian mathematician Grigory Perelman, who shot to global fame after claiming to solve the seemingly intractable Poincare conjecture, has refused another prize for the achievement. The Clay Mathematics Institute (CMI) said Thursday that Perelman informed the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based research center that he would not accept its million-dollar prize. "I have turned down (the award)," Perelman told the Interfax news agency by telephone. "The main reason is disagreement with the organised mathematics community. I do not like their decisions, I consider them unfair." "I think that the contribution of American mathematician...
  • Going for the Gold for Almighty God's Glory!

    02/21/2010 12:48:55 PM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 134+ views
    The Ignorant Fishermen Blog ^ | 2/21/10 | DJP I.F.
    In light of the 2010 Winter Olympics; many have trained and anticipated this present week for years. These have worked extremely hard. All of the hard work and effort has paid off and they are ready to compete. These have subjected their bodies under strict disciple with one goal and one prize in their vision, the gold medal. How much more should Almighty God's children (John 1:12) run the race which is before them for eternal glory and a eternal prize at Christ's Judgment Seat for the saints (2 Cor 3:10-20). The victory is gained when a person puts his...
  • Prize-winning picture used rented wolf [photographer stripped of award ]

    01/21/2010 8:17:32 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 48 replies · 2,602+ views
    upi ^ | Jan. 20, 2010
    LONDON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- A London museum stripped its photographer of the year of his award Wednesday because judges now say he rented his subject from a wildlife park. The picture by Spanish photographer Jose Luis Rodriguez was one of more than 43,000 submitted to the Natural History Museum's annual competition, The Guardian reported. It shows an Iberian wolf leaping a fence in an apparent effort to get to farm animals. The museum removed the photograph from an exhibit of winners Wednesday, although it remains in books published by BBC wildlife. Rodriguez must return a 10,000-pound ($16,300) prize and...
  • 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...
  • Toby Keith stands by war before peace concert

    12/11/2009 2:09:26 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 11 replies · 652+ views
    AP via MSNBC.com ^ | 12/11/09 | Staff
    OSLO, Norway - There’s no reason to apologize for supporting U.S. war efforts, American country singer Toby Keith said Friday, just hours before performing at the annual Nobel Peace Prize concert. Keith, whose 2002 saber-rattling hit “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)” was inspired by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, said he stands by President Barack Obama’s decision to send 30,000 troops to Afghanistan. Keith’s appearance at the downtown Oslo Spektrum arena, scheduled for 1900 GMT (2 p.m. EST), has been questioned by Norwegians dismayed that a performer known for a fervent pro-war anthem is playing...
  • Accepting Peace Prize, Obama Evokes 'Just War' (Trumpets sound & globe protests Hussein. CAPTION!)

    12/10/2009 5:09:14 PM PST · by Libloather · 1 replies · 571+ views
    Free Internet Press ^ | 12/10/09 | Intellpuke
    Accepting Peace Prize, Obama Evokes 'Just War'2009-12-10 16:05:18 (4 hours ago) Posted By: Intellpuke President Obama, accepting the Nobel Peace Prize here in Oslo, Norway, on Thursday, acknowledged the age-old tensions between war and peace but argued that his recent decision to escalate the conflict in Afghanistan was justified to protect the world from terrorism and extremism. “We must begin by acknowledging the hard truth,” said President Obama. “We will not eradicate violent conflict in our lifetimes. There will be times when nations - acting individually or in concert - will find the use of force not only necessary but...
  • Dalai Lama: Obama's Nobel Is 'A Little Early'

    12/09/2009 7:44:42 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 18 replies · 496+ views
    SkyNews.com ^ | 12/09/09 | Ian Woods
    As Barack Obama prepares to accept the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, the Dalai Lama tells Sky News he believes the award is "a little early". He also cautioned the US president against relying too much on his advisers. The exiled Tibetan leader won the Nobel prize 20 years ago for his peaceful opposition to Chinese rule in his country. President Obama is in Norway to collect his award, which he has controversially been awarded in his first year in office. Some commentators have joked that the award was for "not being George Bush". The Dalai Lama told Sky News:...
  • Nobel prize cash awards may be cut due to recession

    12/06/2009 9:00:22 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 11 replies · 767+ views
    cnbc.com ^ | December 5, 2009 | Unattributed
    The Nobel Foundation might  have to reduce the money it awards winners of its prestigous prizes due to the effects of the global financial crisis, its director said on Saturday. The foundation will give 10 million Swedish crowns ($1.5 million) for each prize this year as it has done for most of the last decade. But the downturn could strain resources for future prizes. "It might be in the future we would be forced to lower the prize," Michael Sohlman, Executive Director for the Nobel Foundation, told a press briefing. "We have sailed the storm, but have taken on some...
  • Obama to Spend Two Nights in Oslo For Peace Prize Functions

    12/01/2009 6:56:19 AM PST · by NativeNewYorker · 31 replies · 1,020+ views
    deutsche press via email, no link | 12/1/9
    Oslo (dpa) -- US President Barack Obama will likely spend two nights in Oslo next week where he is to receive his Nobel Peace Prize, the Norwegian Nobel Committee said Tuesday. "What can be confirm today is that that he will arrive on Wednesday the 9th, and he will arrive 'late evening' it is said," Geir Lundestad, secretary of the committee, told broadcaster NRK. Obama is due on December 10 to receive his Nobel Peace Prize. He was cited by the five-member Norwegian Nobel Committee for "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples." The day before...
  • More Nobel Peace Prize Winners to be announced soon!

    11/05/2009 2:09:35 PM PST · by nutsonthebus · 6 replies · 550+ views
    www.daveweinbaum.com ^ | Nov. 5, 2009 | Doug Ross
    Find out who is getting the next Nobel Prize!
  • Amateur Photographer Named Grand Prize Winner in "Energizer Ultimate Photo Contest"

    10/23/2009 8:17:49 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 28 replies · 1,781+ views
    imaging-resource ^ | October 22, 2009
    Houston Man to Receive "Ultimate" Top Prize From National Geographic and Energizer. From among 12,500 entries, Bernardo Medina's incredible photo was selected as the Grand Prize Winner in the 2009 "Energizer Ultimate Photo Contest"
  • Leaping wolf snatches photo prize

    10/22/2009 9:10:06 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 138 replies · 9,003+ views
    21 October 2009 | Victoria Gill
    A picture of a hunting wolf has won the prestigious Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2009 award. Jose Luis Rodriguez captured the imaginations of the judges with a picture that he had planned for years, and even sketched out on a piece of paper. "I wanted to capture a photo in which you would see a wolf in an act of hunting - or predation - but without blood," he told BBC News. "I didn't want a cruel image." With a great deal of patience and careful observation of the wolves' movements, he succeeded in taking the award-winning...
  • University Republicans Host Faux Nobel Peace Prize Summit

    10/21/2009 8:36:58 PM PDT · by TexCon · 258+ views
    Thoughts From A Texan ^ | October 21st, 2009 | Joseph "Tex" Dozier
    Dispersed between the speakers we bring in (great success with Amb John Bolton last week btw) and activist projects we work on, the University Republicans like to have some fun in adding to the political discourse on campus. This upcoming event is a great example. I thought readers would find the event info quite amusing and so pasted the event info below. Be on the lookout come Monday from 12:00-1:30 on the University of Chicago Quad as YOU have a chance to become a Nobel Peace Prize recipient! Yes, you could join the venerable ranks of activists like Henry Kissinger,...
  • Did Barack Obama deserve to win this year's Nobel Prize?

    10/18/2009 6:24:51 AM PDT · by nutsonthebus · 7 replies · 444+ views
    www.daveweinbaum.com ^ | October 18, 2009 | Dave Weinbaum
    A clear majority favored Barack Obama receiving the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009. Just kidding. See the results of the reader poll at www.daveweinbaum.com.
  • Even the Norwegians Know Obama Can't Keep His Promises

    10/16/2009 3:57:33 PM PDT · by Westlander · 2 replies · 419+ views
    Fox News ^ | 10-16-2009 | fox news
    The primary concerns of the objecting parties were Obama's lack of experience on issues related to the objectives of the prize, as well as his "inability to keep his promise."
  • Majority of Nobel jury 'objected to Obama prize

    OSLO — Three of the five members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee had objections to the Nobel Peace Prize being awarded to US President Barack Obama, the Norwegian tabloid Verdens Gang (VG) reported Thursday. "VG has spoken to a number of sources who confirmed the impression that a majority of the Nobel committee, at first, had not decided to give the peace prize to Barack Obama," the newspaper said. In a surprise move last Friday, the Nobel committee attributed the Nobel Peace Prize to Obama less than nine months after he had taken office. The committee, appointed by the Norwegian...
  • Did Barack Hussain Obama deserve to win the Nobel Prize?

    10/14/2009 3:53:58 PM PDT · by nutsonthebus · 12 replies · 508+ views
    www.daveweinbaum.com ^ | October 12, 2009 | Dave Weinbaum
    Hey, I'm not asking this for my health here. I really want to know what you think. You can simply click yes, no or "I don't care," or you can get on your soapbox and tell me what you really think. I WANT TO KNOW WHERE AMERICA'S MIND IS AT ON THIS SUBJECT. Go to www.daveweinbaum.com and click on the little Nobel Prize to participate. It doesn't cost anything and your response will help me formulate future columns. Be a part of the voice for America...while you still can.
  • NEW POLL -- Did Barack Obama deserve to win this year's Nobel Peace Prize?

    10/12/2009 2:07:55 PM PDT · by nutsonthebus · 8 replies · 848+ views
    www.daveweinbaum.com ^ | October 12, 2009 | Dave Weinbaum
    Your chance to choose. Vote YES, NO or WHO CARES?
  • TMZ Exclusive: Trump To Nobel Panel - "You're Fired!"

    10/11/2009 5:13:56 AM PDT · by frankenMonkey · 2 replies · 653+ views
    TMZ ^ | 10/11/2009 | Armin Tamzarian
    TMZ Exclusive: Trump To Nobel Panel - "You're Fired!"Changes Format to Reality Show - Adds Paula Abdul as Judge Oct 11, 2009 - New York, NY: Donald Trump, American business magnate, socialite, author and television personality, assumed full control of the Nobel Peace Prize Committee and its functions late Saturday evening, sources have informed TMZ. Trump, Chairman and CEO of the Trump Organization, a US-based real-estate developer, serves as host and executive producer of his own NBC reality show, The Apprentice.After witnessing the botched awarding of this year's prize to President Barack Obama of the United States, an irate...
  • Nobels For Ding-A-Lings

    10/10/2009 10:23:53 AM PDT · by CTposterBoy · 5 replies · 407+ views
    Radiofree West Hartford ^ | October 10, 2009 | Doug Wrenn
    In recent years I have viewed the Nobel Peace Prize as being akin to Confederate currency. Now I’m sure of it. In his address following being conveyed with the supposed honor, President Obama said that he didn’t feel worthy of it. Brother, you said a mouth full there! Then again, considering it’s been also given to the likes of Jimmy Carter, Al Gore, Kofi Annan, et all, perhaps Obie’s in good company after all. This vacuous backslap ironically comes right on the heels of “Saturday Night Live” doing a skit on how Obama has done nothing so far. Likewise, he...
  • Fun With Photoshop: Obama's Other Awards

    10/10/2009 6:45:35 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 20 replies · 2,863+ views
    Time ^ | Oct 9, 2009 | Adam Sorensen
    TIME imagines in photo-illustrations what would happen if award academies around the world adopted the Nobel set of standards for winning Fun With Photoshop: Obama's Other Awards(clicky clicky)
  • DUmmie FUnnies 10-09-09 (BREAKING: Obama wins the DUmmie P****d Prize!)

    10/09/2009 9:40:50 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 56 replies · 2,017+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | October 9, 2009 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson
    Barack Obama may have won the Nobel Peace Prize today, but over in DUmmieland he has also succeeded in winning the DUmmie Pissed Prize! That's right, lots of DUmmies are PISSED that the Nobel would go to that imperialist warmonger, Barack McSame. So that means the loyal Obamabots are busy trying to put down the naysayers and put on a happy face. It all makes for anything BUT peace in DUmmieland, as we see in this THREAD, "Breaking News: Obama wins 2009 Nobel Peace Prize." So let us now watch the DUmmies get a piece of Barack, in Red-Cape-in-Front-of-a-Bull...
  • OBama Wins 2009 Nobel Peace Prize In 12 Days

    President Obama has broken new ground here. Nominations for potential winners of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize ended on February 1. The president took office only 12 days earlier on January 20. Now other awards are breaking for President Obama hourly. List is below.
  • BREAKING: Limbaugh Awarded Nobel Prize In Economics

    10/09/2009 1:01:05 PM PDT · by mukraker · 5 replies · 593+ views
    mukraker
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - It was announced today that noted radio reconteur Rush Limbaugh has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics, for his life-long work inspiring countless entrepreneurs to take a risk, start their own businesses, and improve their economic status without government interference. After initial ballot counts showed Barack Hussein Obama had won this award too, a re-count in the Norwegian state of Minnestoa showed Limbaugh had actually won the award by some 312 votes. In an exclusive interview conducted after his national radio program had finished for the day, Limbaugh seemed surprised at the award. "I didn't even...
  • BREAKING: Pillsbury Bake-Off prize goes to Obama!

    10/09/2009 12:58:31 PM PDT · by workerbee · 6 replies · 957+ views
    Absurd Times | Oct. 9, 2009 | Me
    The winning entry:
  • OBAMA <strike>FINDS</strike>IS THE HOLY GRAIL!!! (VANITY)

    10/09/2009 12:52:12 PM PDT · by JewishRighter · 6 replies · 872+ views
    Self | October 9, 2009 | JewishRighter
    The title speaks for itself
  • Obama Appoints Newest Czar

    10/09/2009 11:37:59 AM PDT · by Liberty1970 · 4 replies · 187+ views
    My twisted mind ^ | 10/09/2009 | My twisted mind
    Washington, Oct. 9 - President Obama today announced his latest appointment. Jehovah Yahweh has been selected to serve as Czar of Celestial Mechanics and Natural Law. Yahweh, Obama said in a prepared statement, would also be responsible for an additional portfolio of duties including disaster prevention and relief, wireless communications, and eternal judgment of all souls. "All of this, naturally, will come under the strict oversight and personal accountability of our president," said the presidential spokesman at this morning's press briefing. After the meeting, the press was invited to the mandatory morning worship services for Dear Leader...
  • IT'S OFFICIAL: Obamas Claim 2010 Ballroom Dance Title (in 2009)

    10/09/2009 11:18:49 AM PDT · by workerbee · 172+ views
    Absurd Times | Oct. 9, 2009 | Me
    Let's cha-cha!
  • NASA Reveals -- Man In The Moon is Barack Obama!

    10/09/2009 11:14:13 AM PDT · by chs68 · 204+ views
    self | self
    NASA revealed this morning, after hearing the wonderful news about President Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize, that it had discovered that the face people have seen on the Moon for centuries is actually the face of Barack Obama. This discovery was made shortly after the completion of the lunar experiment. "I'm delighted to share this glorious information with the world," said a NASA spokesperson. "This news makes BOTH of my legs get all tingley," noted Chris Matthews. Nancy Pelosi was reported to be trying to get further away from Senator Harry Reid.
  • BREAKING... Obama explains to critics how he won the Peace Prize

    10/09/2009 10:26:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 306+ views
    youtube ^ | 10/10/09 | Captain Queeg
    In perfect detail the Chief Officer explains his success...
  • Obama wins "Dancing with the Stars"

    10/09/2009 10:17:23 AM PDT · by SandWMan · 4 replies · 433+ views
    Oct. 9, 2009 | SandWMan
    Barack Obama takes home first place in "Dancing with the Stars". He and his partner, Ellen Degeneres won standing ovations from the crowd, and the judges gave them the highest points ever awarded.
  • Obama, the Nobel Prize, Modern Politics and Seinfeld: It's About Nothing

    10/09/2009 9:45:31 AM PDT · by Pitcairn · 1 replies · 202+ views
    www.politicalcastaway.com ^ | 09 Oct 09 | Pitcairn
    This video basically encapsulates the Obama Administration, Modern American Politics, and the criteria for determining the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. Comically tragic.
  • U.N. Decries Obama’s Preemptive Nobel Peace Prize

    10/09/2009 8:49:07 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 14 replies · 926+ views
    Scrappleface ^ | 10/9/2009 | Scott Ott
    <p>“The Nobel committee, perhaps persuaded by faulty intelligence and a hyped sense of urgency, made an historic blunder in its rush to judgment,” said Mr. Ban. “When Obama was nominated in February, he had just taken office…so the prize was awarded based on his speeches as a presidential candidate, not even for the good intentions that he has implemented in the past eight months.”</p>
  • Comment: absurd decision on Obama makes a mockery of the Nobel peace prize

    10/09/2009 6:03:54 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 78 replies · 3,343+ views
    (London) Times ^ | October 9, 2009 | Michael Binyon
    The award of this year’s Nobel peace prize to President Obama will be met with widespread incredulity, consternation in many capitals and probably deep embarrassment by the President himself. Rarely has an award had such an obvious political and partisan intent. It was clearly seen by the Norwegian Nobel committee as a way of expressing European gratitude for an end to the Bush Administration, approval for the election of America’s first black president and hope that Washington will honour its promise to re-engage with the world. Instead, the prize risks looking preposterous in its claims, patronising in its intentions and...
  • Obama's accomplishments made it easy for Nobel committee

    10/09/2009 4:51:52 AM PDT · by Publius772000 · 41 replies · 1,238+ views
    The Constitutional Alamo ^ | 10/09/09 | Michael Naragon
    Stunning. Befuddling. Disturbing. Words that used to be used to describe Nancy Pelosi’s plastic surgery record can now be applied to the Nobel committee once again. After choosing pseudo-religious environmentalist Al Gore in 2007 for his film, An Inconvenient Truth, the Nobel group has apparently decided to award the president its highest award for… hope? In a statement issued by the committee, Obama was being honored for his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.” Also cited by the Oslo, Norway group was Obama’s push to make the United Nations a preeminent force in international relations. “Only...
  • H1N1 Rapper Vies for $2,500 Prize

    09/03/2009 5:50:36 PM PDT · by Brugmansian · 11 replies · 611+ views
    CBS ^ | September 3, 2009 | Stephanie Condon
    The White House has dispatched the lovable Sesame Street resident Elmo to spread the word on ways to ward off the H1N1 flu, but for those who find the red, fluffy Muppet a little too soft, there's Dr. John D. Clarke -- the MD who can rap. In a minute-long video, the Long Island doctor spits rhymes about washing one's hands and using hand sanitizer Clarke is one of 10 finalists competing for a $2,500 prize from the Department of Health and Human Services for the best H1N1 prevention video. After picking the finalists from more than 200 entries, the...
  • U.S. professor becomes first Jew to win 'Arab Nobel Prize'

    04/16/2009 6:37:04 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 2 replies · 357+ views
    Ha'aretz ^ | 16/04/09 | Natasha Mozgovaya
    An American professor has become the first Jew to win the King Faisal International Prize in Medicine, popularly known as the "Arab Nobel Prize." Stanford professor Ronald Levy, who heads the university's Oncology department, told Haaretz that as an American Jew married to an Israeli it never crossed his mind that he might win the Saudi-financed competition. "I didn't think there was much chance, and I forgot about it," Levy said. "It's an Arab country, and I didn?t think they are likely to pick a Jew." After he was informed of his victory, Levy rushed to check the contest Web...