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WikiLeaks nominated for Nobel Peace Prize.

 
 
noinipo
 
Reply Thu 3 Feb, 2011 04:10 pm
WikiLeaks nominated for Nobel Peace Prize.
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Whistle blowers should be rewarded and free speech should be defended. Bradley Manning should be included in the Nobel Peace Prize.
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WikiLeaks nominated for Nobel Peace Prize.
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After a Tuesday deadline to submit nominees for the Nobel Peace Prize, Norwegian parliamentarian Snorre Valen announced he had entered WikiLeaks as a candidate for the prestigious award.
Nominations can be handed in by members of national assemblies and governments of states, members of international courts, university professors and directors of peace and foreign policy institutes.
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WikiLeaks' work exposing government secrets has earned it the enmity of countries around the world, especially the US. However, Valen told Deutsche Welle, and that WikiLeaks therefore deserved the Nobel prize for contributing to world peace.
"One instance is the exposure of the corruption in Tunisia, where [ousted president Zine El Abidine] Ben Ali, the dictator, was exposed," Valen said. "That contributed, in a small part, to the fall of a more than 24-year-long regime."
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http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,14816391,00.html
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Thu 3 Feb, 2011 04:21 pm
@noinipo,
We already know anyone can win one, so it's not surprising that Wikileaks would be nominated
Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Thu 3 Feb, 2011 04:25 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
You know they just nominated them to piss people off

Cycloptichorn
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 3 Feb, 2011 04:26 pm
@noinipo,
I enjoy this. I'm waiting for a theatrical production/film re all the sturm and drang. Starring some swedish blondes and myriad others. Think of the orchestral possibilities.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Thu 3 Feb, 2011 04:28 pm

like when thay gave it to obama when he'd been in office for about ten minutes
Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Thu 3 Feb, 2011 04:28 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
OmSigDAVID wrote:


like when thay gave it to obama when he'd been in office for about ten minutes


They gave it to him based on the work he did as a Senator on nuclear proliferation issues. But don't let that get in the way of your ignorant hating on them.

Cycloptichorn
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Thu 3 Feb, 2011 04:30 pm
@Cycloptichorn,
Cycloptichorn wrote:

OmSigDAVID wrote:


like when thay gave it to obama when he'd been in office for about ten minutes


They gave it to him based on the work he did as a Senator on nuclear proliferation issues. But don't let that get in the way of your ignorant hating on them.

Cycloptichorn
O, yeah, sure thay did. U can believe that, Cy.
Thay r not worth the bother of hating.

Ignorant of WHAT ??
Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Thu 3 Feb, 2011 04:31 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
Quote:

Ignorant of WHAT ??


Well, a multitude of things. But in this case, the reasons behind why they gave the award to him.

I'm sure they could care less about your disdain.

Cycloptichorn
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Thu 3 Feb, 2011 04:34 pm
@Cycloptichorn,
Quote:
Ignorant of WHAT ??


Cycloptichorn wrote:
Well, a multitude of things. But in this case, the reasons behind why they gave the award to him.

I'm sure they could care less about your disdain.

Cycloptichorn
HOW MUCH LESS, coud thay care ????
Inquiring minds wanna know.
Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Thu 3 Feb, 2011 04:36 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
A smidgen. That is, if they are even aware of it.

I highly doubt that the Nobel Peace Prize committee gives a **** what the haters of the world think about their project. You are immaterial to them.

Cycloptichorn
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wandeljw
 
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Reply Thu 3 Feb, 2011 04:37 pm
Wikileaks was nominated by ONE member of the Norwegian parliament. In 1939, a Norwegian parliament member nominated Hitler for the peace prize.

The Nobel committee itself keeps nominees secret. However, the person making the nomination is free to talk to the press if he wants publicity.
noinipo
 
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Reply Thu 3 Feb, 2011 06:36 pm
@wandeljw,
You are right, so far it is one man. Let's see what develops.
Kissinger and Arafat won, say no more.
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Thu 3 Feb, 2011 07:36 pm
@Cycloptichorn,
Oh please. Do you really believe that?
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JTT
 
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Reply Thu 3 Feb, 2011 11:17 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
Quote:
Ignorant of WHAT ??


Pretty much everything, Om. Here's one that just popped up;

Quote:
HOW MUCH LESS, coud thay care ????
Inquiring minds wanna know.


You don't have an inquiring mind. You have a mind that has been shuttered for years.
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