2014 Nobel Peace Prize Nominees

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  1. bradl macrumors 68040

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    Well, here we are again with the nominees for the Nobel. Usual suspects apply here: Yousafzai, Pope Francis. Then those on the outs with the US: Snowden, Manning.

    Interesting enough, since a lot of people on the political Right were completely up in arms when Obama was nominated and subsequently won, Vladimir Putin is now on the list. Yep! Putin has made the list of Nobel Peace Prize nominees. Knowing his record, I would expect ***** Riot to be shooting a music video outside the ceremony awarding the prize.

    From NPR:

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way...edly-joins-list-of-nobel-peace-prize-nominees

    A semi-short list is here. Let the beatings beratings arguments discussions begin.

    BL.
     
  2. edk99 macrumors 6502a

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    I would have no problem with Obama wining the prize if he actually earned the award or even came close to doing anything even associated with the award in 2008.

    I fail to see how in 2008 Obama had any time to do any of this "the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses." While campaigning for president.

    As for the current list of nominees I would bet on the Pope.
     
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    Who comes up with this list?

    Is it the committee that will eventually vote for the winner? Another group of select people? Or is it open to public voting?
     
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    According to those standards, what has the Pope done to earn the award?
     
  6. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

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    Beat me to it. The Pope hasn't passed anything, Obama has assured that kids and adults in America can't get dropped from health coverage. That alone means the Pope has done less than Obama.

    I seen a documentary about Denis Mukwege. He needs to win hands down. Very few could even stomach what he does.
     
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    based on the above criteria, i would think Snowden from the short list.

    however, i think the future developments in ukraine will be the main determinants of this year's prize, so we'll have to wait
     
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    won 2 weeks into his first term, what a joke.

    EDIT.

    Malala Yousafzai better win.
     
  9. bradl thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Logically, that isn't even right. If they announce the winner in October, and Obama didn't start his first term as POTUS until January, he would have won it 10 months later, or 3 months prior, as a CANDIDATE.

    Sorry, but you're a bit off there.

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    http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/europe/10/09/nobel.peace.prize/index.html

    wonder if they changed their mind after they saw him continue the policies of Bush?
     
  11. bradl thread starter macrumors 68040

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    So going off of that, he was nominated 2 weeks into his term. Not won?

    Either way, shocked to see that no-one here on the conservative or libertarian side of the house has an issue with Putin being on the list. Complete silence on that.

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  12. Shrink macrumors G3

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    I'm unclear about the ongoing discussion of Obama.

    I was under the impression the thread was about current nominees.

    Did I miss something?:confused:
     
  13. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

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    You missed the hate.
     
  14. bradl thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Nope.. not at all. And as I said, completely shocked that the convo turned to dismay about Obama, but absolute silence on Putin, especially with his actions on gay rights violations, clamp down on speech (read: ***** Riot), and Ukraine.

    Not a single word from those on the Right here.
     
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    it appears so. .

    not sure anyone cares Putin is nominated, if Obama won while continuing to act like Bush, why can't Putin win?
     
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    did y you guys miss post 3?

     
  17. bradl thread starter macrumors 68040

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    gay rights violations.
    ***** Riot.
    Ukraine.

    Yet he's being toted for averting air strikes against Syria, while he had been arming them.

    Tell me when the last time it was that Obama armed a regime to clamp down on an insurrection.

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  18. Gutwrench macrumors 65816

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    There is no criteria for a nominee only that a qualified person makes it.

    That is not the short list as that won't be reveled until 2064.

    http://www.nobelprize.org/nomination/peace/
     
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    correct, Obama has armed regimes to START insurrections, not clamp down on them.
    http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/23/politics/us-syrian-rebels/

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/06/w...-into-islamist-hands.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

    as far as Putin goes, guessing those who nominated him think he could have done worse & are trying to calm him down a bit? :confused:
     
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    Sure, they have a naval facility in Syria, same as Sevastopol. ;)
     
  21. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

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    And you guys had any better ideas to handle the Syria conflict?
     
  22. bradl thread starter macrumors 68040

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    From your first source:

    So arming the rebels because they had chemical weapons used on them by their own government now means starting an insurrection?

    very obtuse logic there.

    a Peace Prize is going to calm him down from doing worse? What could be worse? Giving the Ukrainian troops in Crimea (the Ukraine's own land, btw) an ultimatum to surrender or face military action?

    Oh wait.. he already did that, going against Ukraine's sovereignty.

    How much worse do you think he should go? And what should it take to stop him? Canonization?

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  23. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    We have no business in Syria
     
  24. bradl thread starter macrumors 68040

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    We aren't in Syria.

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  25. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    Who armed the Libyan rebels? Obama. Syria? Obama. It was NONE of our business.

    As far as Putin, not sure the pope will canonize him just yet

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    No business arming the rebels there
     

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