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View Poll Results: Nobel Peace prize is it more "politically expedient" to accept?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prototype View Post
    Can you say foreshadow?

    Do Americans truly believe that the worst could never happen to them?... Sorry, I'm just curious!
    There are plenty of doom soothsayers in the US right now, on both sides, if you don't know.
    -Carefully taking sips from the Fire Hose of Knowledge

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prototype View Post
    Can you say foreshadow?

    Do Americans truly believe that the worst could never happen to them?... Sorry, I'm just curious!
    Are you honestly trying to draw a parallel between Adolph Hitler, Joseph Stalin and Barack Obama on the basis of Nobel prize nomination?

    Sounds as arbitrary as developing a link between, say . . . Elie Wiesel, the 14th Dalai Lama and Al Gore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Night View Post
    Are you honestly trying to draw a parallel between Adolph Hitler, Joseph Stalin and Barack Obama on the basis of Nobel prize nomination?
    Honestly, no I wasn't trying, I was doing... Why not?
    ... They say that knowledge is free, and to truly acquire wisdom always comes with a price... Well then,... That will be $10, please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prototype View Post
    Honestly, no... But why not?
    Well, because you are comparing 3 profoundly different personalities with profoundly different administrative motivations.

    As I said, it's as arbitrary as randomly selecting 3 laureates and threading some personally observed common theme as evidence of inborn similarity.

    It's just silly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Night View Post
    Well, because you are comparing 3 profoundly different personalities with profoundly different administrative motivations.

    As I said, it's as arbitrary as randomly selecting 3 laureates and threading some personally observed common theme as evidence of inborn similarity.
    Ok,... I'll let it go! But when Obama sends out 40,000 more troops to seize nuclear arms from Iran, we can continue our discussion further!
    ... They say that knowledge is free, and to truly acquire wisdom always comes with a price... Well then,... That will be $10, please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Night View Post
    Are you honestly trying to draw a parallel between Adolph Hitler, Joseph Stalin and Barack Obama on the basis of Nobel prize nomination?

    Sounds as arbitrary as developing a link between, say . . . Elie Wiesel, the 14th Dalai Lama and Al Gore.

    Al Gore wasn't that great a nominee, either. This award has little value. They do get it right from time to time, though. Last month, Norman Borlaug passed away, and he won the NPP in 1970. He saved more lives than any person in human history.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mercury View Post
    Al Gore wasn't that great a nominee, either. This award has little value. They do get it right from time to time, though. Last month, Norman Borlaug passed away, and he won the NPP in 1970. He saved more lives than any person in human history.


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    Agreed -- unless you're against genetic crossbreeding.

    Still, a far better choice than either Al Gore or Barack Obama -- or Elie Wiesel, if I'm honest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prototype View Post
    Ok,... I'll let it go! But when Obama sends out 40,000 more troops to seize nuclear arms from Iran, we can continue our discussion further!
    When he tries to exterminate an entire race of people for having different ethnic qualities, or slaughters tens of millions of Americans for having alternative political viewpoints, sure -- we can talk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Night View Post
    When he tries to exterminate an entire race of people for having different ethnic qualities, or slaughters tens of millions of Americans for having alternative political viewpoints, sure -- we can talk.

    Clearly, Obama is nothing like Hitler or Stalin, but I think an argument can be made regarding the relative worthlessness of the award vis-a-vis the lack of credentials many of the nominees/winners have had throughout its history.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mercury View Post
    Al Gore wasn't that great a nominee, either. This award has little value. They do get it right from time to time, though. Last month, Norman Borlaug passed away, and he won the NPP in 1970. He saved more lives than any person in human history.


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    I disagree, Nevernude. I think future generations will actually lay partial blame on Borlaug for increasing the earth's population to an unsustainable level and thereby decreasing the quality of life for everyone.
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