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    And the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize 2012 goes to...

    ...The European Union What are they smoking?

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    Absurd but then that's often the case with the winners - giving it to Obama turned out to be a fucking disaster. And least said about Kissinger the better. This is what the committee said:

    The EU is currently undergoing grave economic difficulties and considerable social unrest. The Norwegian Nobel Committee wishes to focus on what it sees as the EU's most important result: the successful struggle for peace and reconciliation and for democracy and human rights. The stabilizing part played by the EU has helped to transform most of Europe from a continent of war to a continent of peace.
    It's pretty obviously a political decision.

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    ^So, do they have a few quadrillion dollars to award as prize money to help out with "things?"...

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    nonsense award

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisM View Post
    nonsense award
    Indeed.

    When Obama 'won' it...says it all.

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    The EU is currently undergoing grave economic difficulties and considerable social unrest. The Norwegian Nobel Committee wishes to focus on what it sees as the EU's most important result: the successful struggle for peace and reconciliation and for democracy and human rights. The stabilizing part played by the EU has helped to transform most of Europe from a continent of war to a continent of peace.
    perfectly true...

    they took away some of our patriotism, all of our borders and all of the money...

    we were taught again and again to become responsible, tolerant citizens...

    it worked... look at it...
    we aint perfect and we dont even realize how good we have become - until you go and look whats elsewhere on the burner...

    great decision

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    They need the money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alitongkat View Post
    The EU is currently undergoing grave economic difficulties and considerable social unrest. The Norwegian Nobel Committee wishes to focus on what it sees as the EU's most important result: the successful struggle for peace and reconciliation and for democracy and human rights. The stabilizing part played by the EU has helped to transform most of Europe from a continent of war to a continent of peace.
    perfectly true...

    they took away some of our patriotism, all of our borders and all of the money...

    we were taught again and again to become responsible, tolerant citizens...

    it worked... look at it...
    we aint perfect and we dont even realize how good we have become - until you go and look whats elsewhere on the burner...

    great decision
    Our? We?

    The art to good trolling is remembering which nationality one is pretending to be...

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    Now that the EU has been awarded this accolade, they'll probably start droning Pakistan.

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    Its getting as silly and tabloid as the Time Person of the Year

    Winners of which include

    2003 - The American Soldier
    2006 - YOU !

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Ghost_Of_The_Moog
    2003 - The American Soldier
    I assume the Yorkshire Ripper has also won it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Ghost_Of_The_Moog View Post
    Its getting as silly and tabloid as the Time Person of the Year

    Winners of which include

    2003 - The American Soldier
    2006 - YOU !
    Indeed so. Are they scared to just not award it during a year in which nobody stands out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Ghost_Of_The_Moog View Post
    Its getting as silly and tabloid as the Time Person of the Year

    Winners of which include

    2003 - The American Soldier
    2006 - YOU !

    1938 - Adolph Hitler
    1971 - Richard Nixon
    1972 - Richard Nixon/Henry Kissinger

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    Quote Originally Posted by palexxxx View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by The_Ghost_Of_The_Moog View Post
    Its getting as silly and tabloid as the Time Person of the Year

    Winners of which include

    2003 - The American Soldier
    2006 - YOU !

    1938 - Adolph Hitler
    1971 - Richard Nixon
    1972 - Richard Nixon/Henry Kissinger

    The award is for the person who has had the most impact on the world in that particular year - POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Wilson
    Are they scared to just not award it during a year in which nobody stands out?
    Seems to be that way. Surely they could have found some campaigner in Africa or Latin America or somewhere trying to settle conflicts rather than just toss it to a bunch of bureaucrats. An odd choice.

    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee
    When Obama 'won' it...says it all.
    Poor old BM, you just can't help yourself can you?

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