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    Quote Originally Posted by Lex Talionis View Post
    2+2=5. War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength.
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    [youtube="271d_lVwfrw"]Rachel Maddow Addresses Nobel Peace Prize[/youtube]

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    ^The first part of the where the "conservatives" (i.e. neocons) were applauding the loss of the U.S. bid for the Olympics was quiet interesting.

    Still don't think it was fair to award him the prize, nevertheless politically expedient for him to accept humbly (although I didn't like the first part of his speech where his daughters put it in "perspective" as equal to a three day weekend and a birthday. Its the fucken Nobel Peace Prize, your lack of deserving it equate to no more than a 3 day weekend, not the Prize itself (or at least before you got it).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Night View Post
    That's the point. One is given on the basis of achievement. The other for power of social connection.
    I guess the main disagreement I have then, is that in this case, I believe both were valid reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spamtar View Post
    ^The first part of the where the "conservatives" (i.e. neocons) were applauding the loss of the U.S. bid for the Olympics was quiet interesting.
    And that's what I mean when I say the Republicans are being irrationally resistant.
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    This news really shocked me and, at first, I was full of nothing but criticism for the President for accepting the award. But as the shock of this thing has worn off, and I have had more time to think about this, I am not as swift to criticise. I mean, how do you turn down the Nobel Peace prize? It's not like it's just a Grammy or something. To reject it would be a slap in the face to those who awarded it.

    Those who awarded it are really the ones to blame for this anyway. But my point is, it would probably have been equally arrogant to reject the award as accept it. At least this way Obama comes out on top by receiving the peace prize. He's arrogant, but a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, as opposed to arrogant without the Nobel Peace Prize.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spamtar View Post
    ^The first part of the where the "conservatives" (i.e. neocons) were applauding the loss of the U.S. bid for the Olympics was quiet interesting.
    This is evidence that in the United States, we as a people are not one. It's ok to disagree with the ideals of the party in power, but to hope that the president will fail at everything including things that are good for the country is self destructive.

    Quote Originally Posted by spamtar View Post
    (although I didn't like the first part of his speech where his daughters put it in "perspective" as equal to a three day weekend and a birthday. Its the fucken Nobel Peace Prize, your lack of deserving it equate to no more than a 3 day weekend, not the Prize itself (or at least before you got it).
    It was a cute joke. Chill out....

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunshinebrighter View Post
    This is evidence that in the United States, we as a people are not one.
    We are one:



    Guess which political extreme represents the black monstrous parasitic symbiote.

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    To reject it would be a slap in the face to those who awarded it.
    Why would it be such a bad thing to slap some people in the face every now and then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Risen View Post
    We are one:



    Guess which political extreme represents the black monstrous parasitic symbiote.
    I would think that it's liberalism and all of its cancerous subsidiary philosophies.

    Am I correct?
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