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Old 10-09-2009, 08:47 AM   #1
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Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

Obama awarded 2009 Nobel Peace Prize - CNN.com

Repubs are gonna get pissed while Dems rejoice. For what it's worth, it was a complete surprise to the President.
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Old 10-09-2009, 08:52 AM   #2
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In the end it's a nice award to put on the mantle, but that's really about it. It's fodder for morons to argue whether or not he's done a nice job so far.

I'd rather focus on results.
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The interesting thing is he won the award based on what he has strived for (nuclear non proliferation, multi-lateralism open dialog, etc). Those things are very difficult to measure.

Some would argue Obama has done quite a bit in change the atmosphere and perception of world politics compared to the last guy, but some would also say there have been no tangible results. It's an interesting argument.

I think EU president said that the prize is great, but it is also signal of responsibility. Obama needs to continue with his work and get results. I would agree with that.
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In the end it's a nice award to put on the mantle, but that's really about it. It's fodder for morons to argue whether or not he's done a nice job so far.

I'd rather focus on results.
Agreed. Can we just lock this thread now that you've posted? I don't think there's going to be a much better response.
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Didn't Al Gore invent the nobel prize?
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Didn't Al Gore invent the nobel prize?
HAHA that's awesome.
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Didn't Al Gore invent the nobel prize?

Hilarious.

Speaking of NP winner Al Gore, at least he was actually VP and made a movie to "earn" his award.

The nomination deadline was Feb 1...about 10 days into the Obama Presidency.

That right there tells you how much of a joke the Nobel has become. It's so far away from when it was awarded to men like Albert Einstein.

Alfred Nobel would be ashamed to know how his name has been made into such a farce.

This is like giving the Heisman Trophy to a kid who's still playing High School ball. Sure, he COULD earn it someday, but he hasn't stepped on the college field yet.

It's so ridiculous I can't even be mad about it...nothing but laughs are appropriate.
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Well I think you are completely ignoring his 4 prestigious years as a US Senator. Clearly you are biased...

Congrats to Obama, but politicians and Nobel prizes just don't seem like they go together.
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Well I think you are completely ignoring his 4 prestigious years as a US Senator. Clearly you are biased...

Congrats to Obama, but politicians and Nobel prizes just don't seem like they go together.
You're right. The 123 days in Senate before he started campaigning full-time were full of accomplishments contributing to world peace. How could I have forgotten?!
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Hilarious.

Speaking of NP winner Al Gore, at least he was actually VP and made a movie to "earn" his award.

The nomination deadline was Feb 1...about 10 days into the Obama Presidency.

That right there tells you how much of a joke the Nobel has become. It's so far away from when it was awarded to men like Albert Einstein.

Alfred Nobel would be ashamed to know how his name has been made into such a farce.

This is like giving the Heisman Trophy to a kid who's still playing High School ball. Sure, he COULD earn it someday, but he hasn't stepped on the college field yet.

It's so ridiculous I can't even be mad about it...nothing but laughs are appropriate.
Not to nitpick but Einstein won the "Nobel Prize in Physics" which is different than the Nobel Peace Prize. I agree about the nomination thing, but I am sure some will argue his goodwill alone, change from the previous administration(multi lateral approach, etc), etc. has had a significant impact on the environment in international politics.

I don't really care about the Nobel Peace Prize, but just noting that. The Nobel Prize in Economics is coming out on Monday, that's the one I really care about(econ major).
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Wow, Lord Obama is taking the world by storm. I think he should donate the prize money charity and spread the wealth.
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Not to nitpick but Einstein won the "Nobel Prize in Physics" which is different than the Nobel Peace Prize. I agree about the nomination thing, but I am sure some will argue his goodwill alone, change from the previous administration(multi lateral approach, etc), etc. has had a significant impact on the environment in international politics.

I don't really care about the Nobel Peace Prize, but just noting that. The Nobel Prize in Economics is coming out on Monday, that's the one I really care about(econ major).

LOL. If he had a clue he has less of it.
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Well I think you are completely ignoring his 4 prestigious years as a US Senator. Clearly you are biased...

Congrats to Obama, but politicians and Nobel prizes just don't seem like they go together.
Could you please explain what he did as a senator to make it prestigious?
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Wow, Lord Obama is taking the world by storm. I think he should donate the prize money charity and spread the wealth.
Maybe he could donate the money to Acorn.
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Could you please explain what he did as a senator to make it prestigious?
I will as soon as I get past the fact that you spelled prestigious right

FD, I was really having a tongue in cheek moment on that. I kinda thought being the junior senator of a state for less than a full term sorta spoke for itself
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