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Old 10-12-2012, 08:54 PM   #16
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So what? When was the last time anyone took this prize seriously?
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:00 PM   #17
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The 1950's.
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yep... thats some quality trolling
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:32 PM   #19
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what a joke!!!

they couldnt find ppl to have the Honor of reciving this award?

i dont want to sound bitter but, am i the only one who think that the noble Prize for Peace is a joke?

they should just Cancel it.
As a Norwegian, I am really embarrassed by this. Not that the EU was a worse pick that several of the last ones. It has been a truly uninspiring list the last few years. I wish we could give the awarding to the Swedes, they do a much better job with the other ones.
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I liked the bit about how the EU will now likely disintegrate over hissy fits about who will go to receive the prize. Maybe that is the secret plan of the committee.
Not likely. Consequences of actions is beyond their grasp.
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The best bit about this is one of the comments I read under the BBC article on the subject which said the EU is not winning the prize for economics.
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I cannot say I'm too shocked or even embarrassed. Like many others have pointed out, the Nobel Peace Prize has zero credibility anymore, if it ever had any in the first place.

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The Norwegian Nobel Committee shows how to troll they awarded the peace prize to the EU. It shows that they have a sense of humour giving it to a organisation in a country where they are loathed. Trying the nonsense to change people's views.
Considering the head chairman is a vocal and fervent EU supporter I fear there's a great deal of truth to this. The idea that he might be using the committee to plug his own political agenda in order to sway public opinion obviously doesn't sit well with me.

We should either abolish the damn thing altogether or indeed hand it over to the Swedes, as their selections in the other categories suggest they'd do a better job at choosing more worthy laureates.
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Next year it will go to Jennifer Lopez. Now that's a real piece!
Your best ever post, but lots of my friends back home burst out laughing with this decision. She'd be no worse than some of the winners.
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And I though giving the prize to Yasser Arafat was a low that would never be matched. Just look to countrie like Greece, Spain and mine (Portugal). Look the to the peace we're having here... Oh. boy.

EU destroys our jobs, and make us pay impossible taxes, and what they are getting? Nobel peace price! Fair enough.
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To All the Europeans in here, what will you do with the prize money? any plans how to spend it? Each of you should get a quarter cents.

how does it feel to be a noble winner?
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To All the Europeans in here, what will you do with the prize money? any plans how to spend it? Each of you should get a quarter cents.

how does it feel to be a noble winner?
I think we have a fair share of non-EU Europeans here too . In fact, counting Russia and Turkey, more of Europe is outside the EU than inside.
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I think we have a fair share of non-EU Europeans here too . In fact, counting Russia and Turkey, more of Europe is outside the EU than inside.
that true.

i still think they should Cancel the noble peace prize or say "no winnier this year" whats wrong with that?
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I cannot say I'm too shocked or even embarrassed. Like many others have pointed out, the Nobel Peace Prize has zero credibility anymore, if it ever had any in the first place.

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Considering the head chairman is a vocal and fervent EU supporter I fear there's a great deal of truth to this. The idea that he might be using the committee to plug his own political agenda in order to sway public opinion obviously doesn't sit well with me.

We should either abolish the damn thing altogether or indeed hand it over to the Swedes, as their selections in the other categories suggest they'd do a better job at choosing more worthy laureates.
Jagland is a fool who speaks English like Carlos Tevez so that added some comedy to it. At the same time it's not going to happen anytime soon especially with the Centre and SV coalition partners are very much against the EU.

The Swedes have one for economics which was invented by the Swedish Reserve Bank and not part of the Nobel committee.
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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
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What a terrible idea What the hell were they thinking.

EU also a big contender for the Economic Sciences award.
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The timing of it is not good due to the economic crisis dividing the EU but you have to look beyond the current times. The EU was founded on the ruins left by two world wars that tore apart the European continent. The basic idea was to unite rivaling countries that had been fighting for centuries, dragging other European regions down with them (Germany and France for instance have been battling it out for centuries, bitter rivals but currently, arm in arm in current times).

The basic idea is that if you create one region, with more and more common economic, political, judicial,... interests,...the fighting would stop and the conflicts would be sorted in more peaceful ways. In that sense, the EU really is a peace project even though it's currently going through a very rough time. If you would say two centuries back that Germany and France would once be quite united within Europe, they would have figured that you'd lost the plot.

There is a reason why my country, Belgium, was one of the founding nations for the European Union. Belgium has been a battle ground too often each time Germany, France, the UK,... fought. In fact, Belgium was founded as some sort of buffer zone between France, Germany and the UK. For similar reasons, the NATO headquarters are in Brussels.

People just throwing the entire concept of the EU in the bin due to the current economic situation do not know enough of the history and the reason behind the concept of the European Union.

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