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Nobel peace prize

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    Nobel peace prize

    We all know China gets very upset when the Nobel peace prize goes to its citizens, especially if they are in prison like Liu Xiaobo when the prize is awarded.

    So, a good way for China to get its revenge would be to campaign for the award to Private Bradley Manning, although a little late in the day unfortunately, considering the prize is released later today.

    Wonder who will win?

    Last year's thread for reference.

    Last edited by drumbrake; 07-10-2011 at 08:53 AM.
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    Who cares? The Nobel Peace Prize is a joke. They should stick to what they do best...science.


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    Quote Originally Posted by climber07:
    Who cares? The Nobel Peace Prize is a joke. They should stick to what they do best...science.
    Well you care enough to post that you don't care.

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    Three (women) for the price of one (man)!

    This year's Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded jointly to three women: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the President of Liberia; Leymah Gbowee, another Liberian; and Tawakkul Karman, a rights activist from Yemen. The awarding committee said the three deserved to share the prize because of their non-violent struggles for women's rights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by climber07:
    Who cares? The Nobel Peace Prize is a joke. They should stick to what they do best...science.
    What??? Obama getting the prize was a joke??!?!??

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    Quote Originally Posted by climber07:
    Who cares? The Nobel Peace Prize is a joke. They should stick to what they do best...science.
    They don't have a choice, it was one of the five categories stipulated by Nobel. I wish one year they would say "no one has done anything worth winning the prize" so we avoid the idiotic ones like Obama.
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    Quote Originally Posted by climber07:
    Who cares? The Nobel Peace Prize is a joke. They should stick to what they do best...science.
    Luckily, most people (Fox News excepted) don't believe they're qualified to discuss the merits of cutting edge science. Every fool who ever read an op-ed on the internet believes he is smarter than Oslo when it comes to choosing a peace laureate. It's a bit unfair to blame this on the peace price as such.