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#1 finite_synapses

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 06:13 AM

And the prize goes to... BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA!

I honestly feel that the nobel peace prize was awarded to Obama much too early in his career... but honestly, maybe this will make the man venture a bit more into true efforts at stabilization and advancement of this country and the world. I know there are probably many of you who feel the man does not deserve it, and I honestly don't think he deserves it either... However, this should be a great honor to the man, and let's all hope it doesn't go to his head. Let's also all hope that the man lives up to the implications this award means.

Kudos to our president, though. Let's see how this new information sits in the bellies of the GOP.

#2 BuckarooBanzai

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 07:20 AM

Jeeze, yer kiddin' right? How do you think it will sit with them...Glenn Beck will have a friggin' conniption fit, I guar-an-tee.

A common misconception about the Nobel peace prize is that it is given only after the "peace making" efforts come to fruition, at the end of a career. It is more often awarded during the process, as encouragement to keep working. Achieving peace isn't enough, it must also be maintained.

With the partisan rock throwing going on in America today, Obama needs a little encouragement like this.

I think it's pretty cool.

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 07:46 AM

Oh nevermind.

Edited by firerat, 09 October 2009 - 08:04 AM.
Forgot the Partisan Politics rule. Shame on me.


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Posted 09 October 2009 - 09:33 AM

:lol:

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 09:41 AM

A common misconception about the Nobel peace prize is that it is given only after the "peace making" efforts come to fruition, at the end of a career.



Another common misconception is that the award necessarily has anything to do with peacemaking efforts at all. Let's not forget that they gave one to Henry Kissinger. :bs:

And in the case of Obama, shouldn't they have at least waited until he started his peace making efforts?

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 09:46 AM

Seems stupid to me to award a US president based on what they've claimed to be attempting.

Not that he isn't doing it, but our political representatives have proven to be the biggest bunch of liars (Obama included) time and time again, and have consistently not followed through with huge portions of their platforms.

Who knows, though. Maybe this will force him to keep to what he said.

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 10:17 AM

Another common misconception is that the award necessarily has anything to do with peacemaking efforts at all. Let's not forget that they gave one to Henry Kissinger. :bs:


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Posted 09 October 2009 - 10:38 AM

I immediately thought it was a nod from the rest of the world in that they approve of Obama as compared to the previous administration. It is a more peaceful world now that Darth Cheney isn't President anymore!

I will also say that I cannot think of why Obama would win the award at this point. We are still in a horrible, ever-worsening situation in Afghanistan; and Iraq isn't exactly a popular vacation spot for Merle and June from Heartland, USA. And Guantanamo Bay is still running . . .

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 10:48 AM

I immediately thought it was a nod from the rest of the world in that they approve of Obama as compared to the previous administration. It is a more peaceful world now that Darth Cheney isn't President anymore!

Yeah, I also think it's mainly Norwegian ecstacy that Bush/Cheney is gone.
And perhaps more deviously, they (think that they) have now forced Obama to live up to the prize.

Balanced or Symmetrical reciprocity occurs when someone gives to someone else, expecting a fair and tangible return at some undefined future date. It is a very informal system of exchange. The expectation that the giver will be repaid is based on trust and social consequences; that is, a "mooch" who accepts gifts and favors without ever giving himself will find it harder and harder to obtain those favors. In industrial societies this can be found among relatives, friends, neighbors, and coworkers. Balanced reciprocity involves a moderate amount of trust and social distance.

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 11:10 AM

Oh nevermind.


:lol:

I will also say that I cannot think of why Obama would win the award at this point. We are still in a horrible, ever-worsening situation in Afghanistan; and Iraq isn't exactly a popular vacation spot for Merle and June from Heartland, USA. And Guantanamo Bay is still running . . .


And with that, I'll step out. This is the kind of thread where I get into trouble!

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 11:17 AM

i`ll double that :lol:


ill triple that...
http://mycotopia.net...=1&d=1255105029

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#12 sagiboy

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 11:17 AM

lol SG. before edit...:pirate:

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 11:25 AM

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#14 firerat

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 11:47 AM

:lol:

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 11:53 AM

I know this will piss off a few here but no way in hell does he deserve the Nobel Peace Prize.

Yeah, I also think it's mainly Norwegian ecstacy that Bush/Cheney is gone.
And perhaps more deviously, they (think that they) have now forced Obama to live up to the prize


That sounds more like what probably happened.

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 12:18 PM

its a political move

in the short term its related to afghanistan

the europeans can now send troops to help "the man of peace" bring about more peace in afghanistan

vs. it being viewed as kinda of "revenge for 9/11" type of war
sending soldiers in support of that is something european leaders cannot justify to their ppl

but helping a peace prize nobel laureate stabilise and help a war-torn region
that is worthy and elevated

in the long term

they see the energy resource wars coming

getting people in a room to discuss things
and seriously pushing for the development of new energy resources

is the most significant thing for peace for the next 20-40 years

darfur is about oil

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 02:25 PM

Just seen on the news Obama Won the Nobel Peace Prize

WTF????

News said it was for the work hes done as President last time I checked his hasnt dont anything!!!! His talks sounds like he is still on the campaign wagon!!!! He hasnt created any new jobs & is still wasnt money!!!

where is Bush's Nobel Peace Prize???? Hes got us to where we are today!!!

I wish I received a Nobel Peace Prize for being a screw up!!!!!

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 02:28 PM

where is Bush's Nobel Peace Prize???? Hes got us to where we are today!!!


And where are we today?

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 02:34 PM

upside down & screwed with no vaseline

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 02:58 PM

What the hell is happening in this country? When did we become so partisan that we wanted to hurt everybody just so the other side would loose face?

We characterize the administration as socialists and our leader as a Nazi. We cheer when the US looses the Olympic games. We boo when our President wins a Nobel Prize. We take guns to health care town halls and let the insurance companies tell us what to scream at our representatives. Our research department is Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck. Our mouth piece is Sarah Palin.

WTF?

It makes me sick to my stomach.

Quick, somebody come throw some partisan rocks and scream about how our President is ruining your country.




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