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European Union Wins Nobel Peace Prize

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Ladies and gentlemen, we bring you EUtopia (and an early case of Friday humor).

The European Union has been awarded the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize in a nod to the 27-member bloc's "advancement of peace and reconciliation," and to applaud its solidarity as it continues to work to contain the debt crisis hanging over the euro zone.

 

The head of the Norwegian committee, Thorbørn Jagland, said the committee gave the award in an effort to encourage Europe to back away from the "extremism and nationalism" that led to major conflict in years past. "This is, in a way, a message to Europe to secure everything we have achieved and move forward," he said while addressing a packed crowd at the Nobel Norwegian Institute in Oslo on Friday.

 

"We don't have a position on how to solve the economic crisis, but we believe it will be important to solve it and that European unity can be kept so that Europe can move forward. There are many things to say about the economic crisis—where it originated, for instance. Actually, it started in the U.S. and all of us had to deal with it.

 

"Mr. Jagland said it is "up to the European Union" to decide what to do with the approximately $1.2 million in prize money that comes with the award. He also said the EU should decide how the award is ceremonially received.

Some other news: Bernard Madoff Investment Securities has not won the Nobel prize in economics yet.

The good news: Europe, for the first time in history, has a positive $1.2 million in equity value from the prize money, which is also the cash which will be promptly spent to fill those 0.0x fiscal (and monetary) multipliers of a failed regime, aka fill Belgian caterers' pockets.

The bad news: there is no Nobel prize for biggest Ponzi scheme conceivable, which would logically come with a prize so large even Spain would be saved. For at least one day.

We have reached out to the TOTUS to ask him how he feels that an endless monetary black hole - one he personally will be tasked with bailing out should he win the reelection - is now proudly carrying the peace torch for at least one year.

 


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Fri, 10/12/2012 - 06:55 | Link to Comment zilverreiger
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It's true it added to the stability.

Let's hope they didnt just postpone the instability for an instant making up :D

 

1.2 million should buy a nice rope for all MEP's and Counsil

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:01 | Link to Comment Pool Shark
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Maybe they could use part of the money to pay-off Nigel's fine.

Farage is right; he sure looks like a wet rag to me...

 

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:04 | Link to Comment gojam
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And Charles Ponzi is going to postumously receive the Nobel Prize for Economics this year.

You read it here first - http://theneedleblog.wordpress.com/2012/10/12/charles-ponzi-wins-nobel-prize-for-economics-2012/

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:33 | Link to Comment Pegasus Muse
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The EU is every bit as deserving a recipient as was Barack Hussein Obama.  /disgusted

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:35 | Link to Comment Monedas
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How appropriate that Zilverreiger gets the lead post on this farce !

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:41 | Link to Comment old naughty
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Snubbing the helicopter pilot will mean no more swap.

This is going to mean war no Keynsians-Austrian has ever seen.

He is going to demand POTUS to return his un-worthy award.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 08:57 | Link to Comment buchesky
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Is this a post from The Onion?

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 09:21 | Link to Comment Stackers
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Face meet palm

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 09:48 | Link to Comment Gief Gold Plox
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Fuck off! That does it! I could take the credit crunch, the financial crisis, the cliff, the soft/hard fucking landings, but that's it. I've had it. Screw this reality, I will gladly be called insane for substituting this piece of shit for a figment of my imagination.

Free Rainbow unicorns for everyone!

 

I'm off to update my Linked in CV with "Awarded the Nobel peace price - October 2012"

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 10:57 | Link to Comment cranky-old-geezer
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Satan awarded Nobel Prize in Economics

In an unprecedented move the Nobel Price in Economics was awarded to Satan for creating the lie and half-truth allowing governments and economists to maintain perceptions of economic stability and maintain financial asset values during times of severe economic deterioration.

God was rejected by the committee for creating honesty and truth inhibiting government efforts to maintain these important perceptions. 

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 11:45 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
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This is an Onion article, right?.........RIGHT?

 

 

If this is actually true, every day becomes a faster blur as we are whipped towards the rabbit hole. I know better than to chase white rabbits.

The EU should invest the 1.2 million in prize money in rubber bullets. Oh, the irony.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 09:34 | Link to Comment notbot
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Hahahahahahahhhhhaa!!!  Ah hahahahahahah! I've been laughing all morning about this.  hahahahahaha!!!  Totally Speechless!

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:45 | Link to Comment conork
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This is an attempt, along with mainstream to brainwash the masses into continuing to accept the euro & EU project

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:59 | Link to Comment economics9698
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Don’t worry the masses have a habit of revolting ever few decades, we just need to direct them in the direction of central bankers. 

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 08:52 | Link to Comment Element
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Waiter! ...

Yes, sir, how can I help you?

Bucket!

ah yes, right away sir.

 

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 09:14 | Link to Comment Zymurguy
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Just one more bite suh, it's wafer thin.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 09:01 | Link to Comment john39
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yup.  more fascist propaganda to blind the masses.  remember, one of the biggest zionist mass murderers in history, kissinger, got a nobel peace prize.  need i say anything more?

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:41 | Link to Comment Monedas
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Why didn't Braevik blow up the Nobel Committee of National Socialist Quislings !    Every day I admire Braevik more !

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:01 | Link to Comment Ghordius
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well, that's the "fervent hope" that is behind all things beginning with eur-

a few commenters here might seriously not understand because they have no clue what physical and emotional scars a continent's population can still have from hosting such exquisite parties like WWI and WWII. particularly Americans have not had any war near home since a while

note that "...the committee gave the award in an effort to encourage Europe to back away from the "extremism and nationalism" that led to major conflict in years past...". it has nothing to do with finances

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:10 | Link to Comment Urban Redneck
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So they give an award honoring the very group whose actions are rekindling European nationalism.  Brilliant.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:13 | Link to Comment JPM Hater001
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You are missing the irony.

Europe will be at war in a year and the Eurozone will be the cause.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:18 | Link to Comment Ghordius
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sorry if it sounds like I would defend the Nobel Prize committee, but it's not a rule that Peace Prize recipients go on multiple wars right after having their acceptance speeches

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:56 | Link to Comment Mister Ponzi
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And next year it will be Zbigniew Brzezinski for his life achievement.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 08:52 | Link to Comment kridkrid
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Shared with Kissinger. This is telegraphed, like obama's award, like hitler receiving time's man of the year.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 09:10 | Link to Comment tip e. canoe
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not when they can step up their drone missions and commisserate over secret kill lists...

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:56 | Link to Comment zilverreiger
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zero chance of a shooting war in europe core in the coming 10 years

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 08:44 | Link to Comment I Am Not a Copp...
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"No risk of that"

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 08:53 | Link to Comment kridkrid
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Normalcy bias much?

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 09:28 | Link to Comment otto skorzeny
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is that like "Housing prices in the US have never dropped"?

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:14 | Link to Comment Ghordius
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don't know, are they "honoring" 27 appointees of the various european cabinets or are they "honoring" the populations of 27 countries that want peace and prosperity in europe? I understood the latter.

even if this "very group" you are mentioning is rekindling nationalism - the sentiment of a couple of hundred millions europeans is still there, regardless

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:34 | Link to Comment Urban Redneck
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The committee said the EU was to receive the award for six decades of contributions 'to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2216664/European-Union-awarded-N...

Peace - not lately

Reconciliation - only if it furthers Federal powers

Democracy - not ever

Human Rights - could go either way, I consider speech a human right, some of my Muslim friends consider religious expression (through dress) a human right

But what is the sentiment of the millions, as opposed to the dream (or PR marketing hype) of the elite?

When most Europeans think of the EU, do they think of the Circus in Brussels, the fact they no longer need a passport to hop an a train, that they no longer have massive change jars which contain a mind boggling and often unidentifiable cacophony of coinage, or do they think of happy days sitting around singing kumbayah and celebrating the notion of being more "European"  and less English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, et al.?

 

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:44 | Link to Comment blabam
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Six decades of peace was probably because of that total war experience + free trade. 

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 10:42 | Link to Comment Don Diego
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and the US military and their "pax" americana

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 08:04 | Link to Comment Ghordius
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Urban Redneck, do you actually read my comments before answering them? btw, from your flag and your comments you live in a place that is practically all what the EU aspires to be. The template, practically. And your gracious hosts are - last time I looked - inordinately proud of being both citizens of their semi-sovereign Cantons and of their Confederation, speak their own languages and have their own traditions - meanwhile sharing a common currency and a couple of other institutions. What is wrong with that?

Think again what is the expression of european and what is the expression of national issues, in your criticism. Particularly when it comes to Muslim friends, yours or mine.

btw, do you remember when the Swiss had their referendum on minarets?

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 08:38 | Link to Comment Lebensphilosoph
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And Hollywood and Superbowl in place of a culture. Fuck off, will you.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 11:24 | Link to Comment Ghordius
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and what has Switzerland to do with Hollywood and Superbowl? ah, this constant assumption that the EU is modeled after the US, even from the British

just so that you catch the reference: Urban Redneck's avatar sports the colours of the Canton of Zurich, where he is an ex-pat

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 08:49 | Link to Comment HD
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When the going got tough, the EU powers that be threw out democracy and installed unelected banker technocrats - and it may happen again in Spain. The people of the EU are being asked to give up their freedom and sovereignty to support the poorly constructed (but hopeful) EU ideal and of course, the banks.

I doubt that's what the people in the EU signed up for.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 09:35 | Link to Comment Acet
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I think sending soldiers to Afghanistan and Iraq plus the direct and indirect interventions in Libia and Syria and now the whole Iran sabre-ratling are not exactly indicative of being peace loving.

Sure, a lot of people in Europe (maybe even the majority) are peace loving, yet the media in most countries is propagandistic and warmongering and the politicians that keep getting elected are hardly war-shy.

I say this as an European that has lived in 3 very different countries in Europe.

 

Frankly, giving Europe (effectivelly, the European politicians) the Nobel Peace Prize for their lofty ideals is almost like giving Stalin the Nobel Peace Prize because the original, pure and utopical ideal of Communism was all about equality for all.

 

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 10:13 | Link to Comment Urban Redneck
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I do read your comments, and you appear to be justifying the award based on aspirations and the federal designs of the elite (like the US hopenchange), and applying them to the broader populace, whereas my comments directed towards the daily experience of that broader populace. I think the European people were more or less content with the EU confederation of convenience (even though EMU and Schengen are distinct from the EU), but the aspirations cited in the award are 1) not the everyday aspirations of the people, much their experience and 2) an intellectual stretch which ignores certain ugly underlying contradictions (Using the committee's logic, Why not give a noble peace prize for 60 years of US Imperialism, since it has physically maintained the peace following WW2?) 

As for my quirky corner of Europe. I remember the minaret referendum, and I find the argument of preserving the "integrity" of the eclectic mashup of fecal matter that passes for post-war Swiss architecture to be utterly vacuous. I also remember the EEA referendum (I wasn't living here full time then) where Swiss Confederation looked at the EU Federation and said "No Way, No How."  I also have my "Pour plus de sécurité" poster from '07 (I was living on Lac Léman at the time, but the same issue comes up regularly in various guises), which my black sister has a few "issues" with. Contradictions are as commonplace as Alps around here. 

Comparing the two unions, actual democracy puts a leash on the worst excesses in Switzerland, while a lack of actual democracy enables the worst excesses of the EU.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 11:47 | Link to Comment Ghordius
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the aspiration is peace. between european countries. in fact, little to award by a Norvegian prize. I agree with you that it's not justified. I disagree with you on the rest of your comments, which I find unjustified.

I also agree with you that the european peoples were more or less content with the EU confederation of convenience.

but the cornerstone of this confederation design is that each member is still a sovereign nation - with it's own flavour of democracy and it's own contradictions. and this means that the EU continues to be governed by the Council (the 27 governments) and administrated by their appointees in the Commission. with an elected Parliament that can have a say or a veto. I don't find this in any way troublesome, with the exception that your brothers the US rednecks here join the chorus of the Brits in chanting "unelected". As if America would elect a Secretary of State. And you join it by stating that there is a lack of actual democracy. Do you mean more referenda? Those would have to happen on a national level, in the way the Irish do.

This "Chorus" is so loud that we risk the introduction of a directly elected President of the EU - just to shut up this kind of superficial critique. And this would make everything truly a mess. It would force a slide into a Union, decades if not centuries before it would be natural in any way. Get it in your heads (I'm not addressing you directly) that WE DO NOT WANT TO COPY THE US. It's the US that is constantly expecting us to copy "the only possible way".

I hoped that at least you would - after all those years in Switzerland - apreciate my comment on Switzerland being the template - at least for conservative and (classical) liberal europeans. but there seems to be something about US rednecks (I fancy myself a semi-urban european redneck, btw) of just wanting "them" (meaning all kind of national/state order) to "go away". I still have to "grok" this concept of yours - I fear it's mainly a byproduct of your history. Did you ever read anything from Heinlein, btw?

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 13:21 | Link to Comment Urban Redneck
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Thank god you don't want to copy the US, it is a shithole right now. I think the redneck position in the US might be different from the redneck position in the UK (see below). However, I only lived in the UK two years (one in early 90's and another a decade later), so voting was never an issue for me and I had more pressing interests than the platforms of local political parties. Anyway-

How can a nation be Sovereign if its voting rights can be suspended under Article 7, while its obligations remain intact? I'll give the EU this, at least there is an exit under Article 50, unlike in the US or Switzerland. As the Sonderbundskrieg ended departmental self determination in Switzerland in 1847, and the War Between the States ended departmental self determination in USA in 1865.

The key differences between the Swiss and US "federal" models being the hierarchal relationship between the State and the departments. The Swiss Subsidiarity relationship between the departments and the State is codified in the Constitution of 1847 (and again in 1999). The US Supremacy relationship between the departments and the State is codified in the Constitution of 1789 (the 10th Amendment theoretically reserves power to the individual states but it is regularly contravened in practice to the point of de facto nullification).

On "Democracy" (an irony)

The US 17th Amendment established the direct election of legislators to the US Senate, revoking the previous practice of Senators being appointed by the State Legislatures. However, there is a desire within the Tea Party movement to revoke the 17th Amendment for various reasons.

On "Law"

The example of the Secretary of State is enlightening. The desire within the US is not to directly elect inferior Federal officials, but rather to strip unelected officials of the power to make Administrative Law. Currently the body of Statutory Federal Law runs 42,860 pages (without annotations), the the body of Administrative Federal Law runs 170,785 pages (w/o annotation & as of September 30). However, if the Federal government were to try to force the pricing of eggs by the kilo, instead of by the dozen, it might break the camel's back and there actually be blood in the streets again...

I don't object to the classical liberal ideals of the EU, but when the elite are regularly trying to invoke Article 7, or circumvent member treaty ratification, or enforce repeated votes until the desired outcome is achieved, or expand the Administrative Law powers or reach of the EC & DGs, I think the last thing the deserve is a Nobel Peace Prize (for hopenchange), since I've seen where it winds up and I don't think "Peace" means what they think it means.

Sat, 10/13/2012 - 06:21 | Link to Comment Ghordius
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hehe, now this is a beefy answer! thank you, I appreciate that. a few comments:

- "more pressing interests..." - IMO a good sign when politics is not a pressing matter

- I disagree, 100%. That's the whole concept behind being sovereign and partecipating to a confederation. You can leave and the others can gang up on you. I'm not aware of any serious explicit threaths (regularly?) being used of using Art. 7, but it requires four fifths of all the other governments - who often govern based on a majority in their Parliaments - to declare you an Art. 2 "scumbag".

Think about it, invoking Art. 7 means that 20 (out of 27) european nations with their own armies etc. formally accuse one sovereign nation partecipating to the confederation of not respecting human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights, including the rights of persons belonging to minorities. The article was always understood as a "anti-fascism clause". The implicit threat that is currently buzzing around is that if some of the new eastern collegues start harassing their minorities too much then they would be suspended from the shared government of the EU. At that point if there is no further reapproachment a nation would probably leave, and this would be the typical sovereign act. I repeat: it's the whole point of sovereigns partecipating to a confederation that leaving the alliance is feasible and that easing out seriously undesirables is feasible too.

I had a conversation here in ZH with a Czech that wanted to disfranchise and deport Gypsies living since generations in "his" country. He feels that his country is threathened by Art 7. Now put this in a context of the American Civil War and the Indian Wars.

- The "circumvention of Treaty ratifications" is a national matter. You talk about "the elite". We have not one, we have lots of them, most local, a few "global" and we have to listen and accomodate a few foreign ones. An appointed commissioner trying to do a fast one is one thing, but at the end it's the Council that decides (i.e. 27 governments) and ratifications are a purely national matter. And you can't have sovereigns AND start to tell them how they are supposed to ratify treaties.

Spelled out: If the Brits don't have referenda, it's the Brits problem (with their gov), not the EU's or the other confederates. And the Irish said once NO and once YES. Why? And since when is a sovereign not allowed to change opinion? Anyway, isn't this something the Irish have to sort out? It's their Republic. It's their elected Parliament deciding when to have a referendum or not. It's a question of political will of their elite and their electorate.

- careful with two words here: subsidiarity is understood in the US in a different (political and libertarian) way than in europe. department is understood in europe as a dependent part of a sovereign nation, does not apply well to the nuclear armed UK or France and in theory also not to a Swiss Canton.

- on the 17th amendment I agree fully. I'd go as far as stating that it makes the difference between a Federation and an Unitary State. The classical continuum is this: Treaty based Alliance - Confederation - Federation - Union. Based on this scala, the EU is a Confederation and the US transitioned in the Civil War from a Confederation to a Federation and 1913 from a Federation to a Union.

- "The desire withing the US..." regarding unelected officials. Here I have way more questions than answers. I understood this as a "US redneck soundbite" (and IMHO justified fear) from the times when black and white kids where bused all over the place so that a number of (federal?) government appointed judges could "solve" the "Apartheid" in the South. I sympathize but I disagree with the application to the EU.

- The Roman Plebs fought to have written laws, instead of believing their aristocratic judges on their word. At one point one generation will fight to keep the written laws bodies to an individual human level and size instead of an organizational level like corporations or gov.departements. IMO you can see this as a level of decadence and corruption and measure it by page. But IMHO most people aware of this fact are either apologists of the big corps and enemies of big gov.departments or the other way round. The problem is the human dimension - individualistic or banding in interest groups - in a "shrinking" world full of growing leviathans.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:54 | Link to Comment GubbermintWorker
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Does that prosperity include Germany footing the bill for early retirements in the other Euro nations?

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 08:05 | Link to Comment Ghordius
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depends. does it come cheaper than war? if yes, then there might be a thought in there...

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 08:39 | Link to Comment Lebensphilosoph
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Does it come at the expense of the genocide of distinct Euopean ethnicities? Fuck off.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 09:34 | Link to Comment schatzi
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Such as? It becomes difficult to take you seriously when you become that shrill. I'm all for turning back the tide: less central control, more sovereign self determination, less wastage in Brussels, more democratic accountability, but the more extreme our views become, the less likely they will be heard or taken seriously.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 11:29 | Link to Comment Ghordius
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I had a pages long discussion here about the EU forcing the eastern countries in accepting the Gypsies living there since generations as full citizens. He was complaing about it and about the "unbridled" immigration policies. Now you are making the opposite case? Come with a clear example instead of beating around the bush.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:14 | Link to Comment Sofa King
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Actually, they are getting it for rekindling European Nationalism without the Mass-Genocide, this time.  Quite the accomplishment.  Besides, Europe can use the prize money.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:28 | Link to Comment bank guy in Brussels
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Maybe France and Germany haven't been a war recently, but the killing is still not quite stopped yet in Ireland in one corner of Europe, and the Balkan nations at the other corner ... with quite large-scale bloodiness not too long in the EU past, in our own backyard within the last two decades, the same conflicts still smouldering ...

Not to mention the EU encouraging and participating in various murders of women and children by Nato and its US drone planes etc.

Feels strange too that these prizes were really obviously intended to honour brave and courageous individual human persons who had actually accomplished something, not committees or similar ...

And Americans do still have their 'home' civil war heating up ever since the Soviet Union fell, US government and partner thugs murdering American people on significant scales ...

Waco ... Ruby Ridge ... Oklahoma City false flag bombing ... 11 Sept NYC false flag tower demolitions ... US cops murdering people one by one, like a few days ago that US cop shooting and killing a man in a wheelchair with only one arm and one leg, because he was waving a pen around and the cop felt 'threatened' ...

War is all around us, we just have media claiming its something else

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 08:30 | Link to Comment Börjesson
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The thing is, the EU and its predecessors haven't played any part in there being no wars in Western Europe since 1945. That is entirely due to Pax Americana. The neutered European vasall states of the American Empire had no incentive or capability to go to war with each other. It is only now, when America is weakening and turning away, that we'll see if the EU has any merit as a peace project. The jury is still out, but so far it seems to generate more conflict than it solves.

The Peace Prize Committee has acquired an unfortunate habit, not least seen in Obama's case, of giving the prize as an incentive toward future action rather than as a reward for past deeds.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 11:45 | Link to Comment AnAnonymous
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That is entirely due to Pax Americana. The neutered European vasall states of the American Empire had no incentive or capability to go to war with each other.
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That is the point. Not only that, but they have incentives not to go at war with each other as no matter who wins, wars among european nations would mean a loss of power status in the world as so many countries are waiting on the side lines to take advantage of such events, just as the US did with the two world wars.

But, hey, 'americans' love to claim effects they are not the cause while dismissing effects they are the cause of.

Such is their eternal nature.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 13:33 | Link to Comment TheFourthStooge-ing
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AnAnonymous, smelling like he's recently crapped himself, said:

But, hey, 'americans' love to claim effects they are not the cause while dismissing effects they are the cause of.

But hey, AnAnonymous loves to blame Americans for all effects, whether or not they are the cause, while dismissing evidence that he's excrementally ill.

Such is his eternally smelly nature.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:20 | Link to Comment LongSoupLine
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uhhhh...perhaps the Nobel CONmittee missed all those "peaceful  riots" occuring throughout the EU.

fucktards.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:32 | Link to Comment Monedas
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Insanity .... why not give a Nobel peace price to "Socialism" !

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:39 | Link to Comment Coke and Hookers
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That's what they did. To 'Globalism' to be more exact.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:48 | Link to Comment Monedas
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Socialist Welfare States are equal opportunity destroyers .... Niggers or Norwegians .... the insanity produces the same results !

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 09:16 | Link to Comment Zymurguy
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The moon is a front runner for next year's prize.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:41 | Link to Comment Brit_Abroad
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@all

Feel free to express yourselves directly with the muppets themselves.

comments@nobelprize.org

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 06:49 | Link to Comment EscapeKey
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That's right up there with Obama's 2009 peace prize win!

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 06:59 | Link to Comment Urban Redneck
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What do you expect from half a dozen Norwegian rednecks in the middle of the ultimate European nanny state...

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:13 | Link to Comment Vampyroteuthis ...
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This is almost as bad as Al Bore winning the Nobel in 2007.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 10:19 | Link to Comment Fanatic
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Please don't judge us Norwegians for the actions of the socialist moron MR. Jagland. On a poll on the largest Norwegian news website today 71% opposes this award.

The same idiots gave the price to Al Gore and Obama.

Norway isn't a member of the EU either. But Jagland was high up in the socialist party in Norway back in 1994 when they tried to get us in, but the people voted no in a referendum.

Personally I am in line with Nigel Farage here.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 11:46 | Link to Comment AnAnonymous
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Not a single, isolated event. Nobel prizes for peace have history...

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 15:44 | Link to Comment akak
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 Nobel prizes for peace have history...

But not even remotely as much history as Chinese roadside Shitizenism, whose public defecatory nature is eternal.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 08:43 | Link to Comment Metalredneck
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If the EU follows the TOTUS example, I would buy stock in drone manufacturing companies.  Yay, peace.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 09:32 | Link to Comment Gief Gold Plox
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They're not called drones any more. The politically correct phrase is: "Freedom birds". :-P

You're welcome to see my above post in reference to the mental state I've decided to adopt as of today. 

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 06:51 | Link to Comment Sandmann
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Obama won it for his work in Libya and Afghanistan, Syria and Bahrain, Le Duc Tho won it......

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 06:51 | Link to Comment apberusdisvet
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Unelected technocrats that refuse to allow referenda on any aspect of policy.  Certainly seems worthy  of a Piece (of shit) Prize. 

 

/sarc

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:44 | Link to Comment Ghordius
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sorry, you are simply wrong on your assumption. the power to call for referenda is not within the EU. it's within every single one of the 27 sovereign nations that form this confederation. just two examples:

The Republic of Ireland just had a referendum about the European Fiscal Compact (passed - unnoticed).

The Government of Her British Majesty has not called for a referendum on the EU since 1975.

It's not the appointees of the various goverments (aka "technocrats") that "refuse to allow referenda", it's some specific elected governments like the British one that refuse to have referenda.

There is nothing about the EU that could not be voted on a national level through referenda. Nothing.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 11:28 | Link to Comment falak pema
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gave u a greenie as the forum is color blind on this issue! 

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 11:34 | Link to Comment Ghordius
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thx, but I'd prefer an explanation of why this forum is color blind on this issue. Schatzi, Lebensphilosoph and many others also seem to miss this point completely... and they don't sound like morons on several other subjects

I start to think it's a youthful nihilistic attitude, but I have a nagging doubt that I'm missing something that is relevant to understand the spirit of our times

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 06:52 | Link to Comment negative rates
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Well at least the dutch and austrians won't be funding this party.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:03 | Link to Comment nmewn
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Crazy Uncle Joe...

“By the way, they talk about this great recession like it fell out of the sky–like, ‘Oh my goodness, where did it come from?’” Biden said. “It came from this man voting to put two wars on a credit card, at the same time, put a prescription drug plan on the credit card, a trillion dollar tax cut for the very wealthy.”

“I was there, I voted against them,” Biden continued. “I said, no, we can’t afford that.”

Then Sen. Biden voted for the Afghanistan resolution on Sept. 14, 2001 which authorized “the use of United States Armed Forces against those responsible for the recent attacks launched against the United States.”

And on Oct. 11, 2002, Biden voted for a resolution authorizing unilateral military action in Iraq, according to the Washington Post."

http://freebeacon.com/biden-claims-he-voted-against-afghanistan-iraq-wars/

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“Their own actuary from the administration came to Congress and said one out of six hospitals and nursing homes are going to go out of business as a result of this.”

— Ryan

“That’s not what they said.”

— Biden

Ryan is right and Biden is wrong.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/post/fact-checking-the-vice-presidential-debate/2012/10/12/e900404a-13d0-11e2-be82-c3411b7680a9_blog.html

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Biden, a living, breathing example of the Dunning-Kruger Effect.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 06:53 | Link to Comment Gmpx
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Next Nobel Peace Prize should go to our Universe.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:15 | Link to Comment Global Hunter
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great idea, but giving it to "the earth" would offer better marketing opportunities for our global corporations, and rules and regulation opportunities for our governments.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 08:18 | Link to Comment dvfco
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They already tried that by giving it to Obama and to Gore, two men who have heads as large as the universe.

This is truly ridiculous. 

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 08:44 | Link to Comment Metalredneck
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I vote for Monsanto, or Boeing.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 06:53 | Link to Comment chump666
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lol

molotov sunrise.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 06:54 | Link to Comment EvlTheCat
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And the Nobel Peace Prize committee is awarded the Darwin Award.......again..

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 06:54 | Link to Comment NidStyles
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Those awards do not mean much. They just give them to their friend's to give them an aire of superiority.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 06:57 | Link to Comment overmedicatedun...
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seems the spanish and greek people disagree with the nobel crowd but to the elite the small people never did matter. even as they work for those poor fools own good, if only the mob was better informed,

then the mob would come for them.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 06:57 | Link to Comment Red Pill
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Worthless prize since Obama's win.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:06 | Link to Comment Pool Shark
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Worthless prize since Arafat's win.

 

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:48 | Link to Comment Piranha
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At least he was a true terorrist

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 13:51 | Link to Comment dannyboy
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Was irrelevant after Henry Kissinger won, Arafat was just a joke and Obama just confirmed it. Anyone that takes these jokers seriously needs their head checked, after all the smartest guy in economics won a nobel aswell.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 06:58 | Link to Comment TWSceptic
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Makes perfect sense after Obama.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:03 | Link to Comment Mae Kadoodie
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And don't forget Time Magazine naming The Bernank "Person of the Year".

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:11 | Link to Comment TWSceptic
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I nominate Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for the Nuclear-Free Future Award.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 06:59 | Link to Comment koaj
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this guy looks like he should be guiding Bilbo Baggins across Middle Earth

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:08 | Link to Comment IMA5U
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Gollum!

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:01 | Link to Comment Anglo Hondo
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They can keep the prize, just give me the $1.2mil.  I'll show them what kind of piece I can get for that.

 

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:01 | Link to Comment Jayda1850
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When the EU finally breaks up and starts another world war, can we ask for it back like they do with the heisman trophy?

 

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:02 | Link to Comment Go Tribe
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We aren't joking, are you? I had to do a news search to confirm this craziness. Oh well, a lot of weird shit happened ;ast night including a crazy old man slitting his wrists on international TV.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:02 | Link to Comment williambanzai7
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NOBEL EURO

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:14 | Link to Comment LongSoupLine
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good one william.  i thought a montage of various european riots would be a great PS piece too.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:58 | Link to Comment Monedas
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"Live by the Dyna-mite !    Die by the Dyna-mite !" ....  Braevik's poetic justice for the Quisling socialist filth !

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:17 | Link to Comment falak pema
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well, dear Henry, O'bammy and now Eurocracy...

the makings of a true Nobel dream team!

What has the Peace Prize got to do with Machiavelli's legacy? 

These guys are electing the Peace popes of the world who are just as corrupt as their religious predecessors. 

 

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:55 | Link to Comment AnAnonymous
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Pax americana as it is exerted all over the world.

If you want peace, look for an 'american'...

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 08:04 | Link to Comment TheFourthStooge-ing
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Pox AnAnonymicana as it is excreted all over the world.

If you want crapping in public, Look for AnAnonymousitizens squatting on a roadside...

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 11:48 | Link to Comment AnAnonymous
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That is a small world...

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 15:42 | Link to Comment akak
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... reflecting a very small (and highly bigoted) mind.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 08:09 | Link to Comment Monedas
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Why did Janet Reno (Bill "Kill the Kids" Clinton) get the peace prize for her courageous intervention in Waco .... to keep the peace ?

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 08:12 | Link to Comment Monedas
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Bill Clinton .... Kill kids and come on intern's blue dress ... while you wait Nobel Peace Prize !

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 08:18 | Link to Comment Monedas
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Why "didn't" .... blah, blah, blah

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 08:13 | Link to Comment fiddler_on_the_roof
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You and Tyler's have been wrong about EURO for how many years ? Predicting it's demise ? EURO is fine medium of exchange, just not a store of value. Read FO/FOA.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:03 | Link to Comment Dead Canary
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God what a fuckin joke!

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:04 | Link to Comment hero HNL
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How about giving one to corzine?

 

I really love & miss that guy. He was one amusing character.

 

 

hero

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:09 | Link to Comment andrewp111
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And don't forget Berlusconi. He is my favorite European politician. Anyone who hosts wild orgies, and tells some young slut "I'll cover you in gold"  deserves some kind of prize.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:04 | Link to Comment SmallerGovNow2
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From one broke dick experiment (Read Obama) to another (The European Union)...  Just capital...

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:07 | Link to Comment Toobigtofoil
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That does it, the EU is now officially doomed

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:07 | Link to Comment No Euros please...
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I'm sorry, I must have fallen asleep. Is it April 1st already?

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:09 | Link to Comment Element
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2012 Nobel Peace Prize   =   J U M P E D   T H E   S H A R K

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:09 | Link to Comment Brit_Abroad
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It seems that this prize has been different to the others.....not

Is it a serious policy change to award a prize for future posible actions ?

I was almost outraged but luckily I managed to get a hold of myself and content myself with dark subversive thoughts

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:11 | Link to Comment glide21
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Winning the Nobel prize for peace is usually a dead cert that war will follow. With Greeks welcoming Merkel with swastikas, dressed in SS uniforms, the writing is on the wall. Will Franco and Mussolinis babes hit the scene soon too? 

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 08:39 | Link to Comment LongSoupLine
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Holy Shit!!  

 

Next thing you know, they'll give the prize to a world leader before they even earn it...

 

oh, wait...ahhh fuck.  nevermind.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:13 | Link to Comment GCT
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Now the elite Euro politicians will extract wealth at a faster pace.  The Nobel Prize for wealth extraction will begin in earnest. What a sad joke the world is these days.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:13 | Link to Comment andrewp111
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They should give the cash to Berlusconi. At least he will do something productive with it, like host a sex orgy.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:14 | Link to Comment youngman
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Well they shure could use the money...but it will take years to figure out how to split it up between them...

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:14 | Link to Comment Venerability
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Tyler,

I'm so sorry.

I voted for you.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:18 | Link to Comment noses
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Giving it to Obama was idiotic. This is sick.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:19 | Link to Comment LeisureSmith
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The Nobel Commettee is a bunch of asskissing clowns...Wtf. As long as war doesn't break out in the Eu "Europe" can encourage and participate in war all over the globe and get a Peaceprice.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:21 | Link to Comment PaperBear
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Previously we had Barack Obama and now the European Union. Does this discredit the Nobel Peace Prize ?

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:59 | Link to Comment TWSceptic
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I don't think there is anything left to discredit at this point.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:21 | Link to Comment PaperBear
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What was it the European Union was promoting in Libya ? Peace bombs ?

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:46 | Link to Comment AnAnonymous
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For 'americans', war is only war when it involves killing 'americans'

When others are killed, it is just sports... And sports is as Olympic games says it is, stuff like peace around the world.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:55 | Link to Comment TheFourthStooge-ing
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For AnAnonymous, problems are only problems when they can be blamed on Americans.

When others are responsible, it is just imaginary... and facts are what AnAnonymous makes them up to be, stuff like Americans being responsible for all problems of the world since the neolithic era.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 08:00 | Link to Comment AnAnonymous
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stuff like Americans being responsible for all problems of the world since the neolithic era.

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Speaking of unsupported assertions... But hey, it is 'american' right to make up unsupported assertions...

Some 'americans' are indeed unable to resist their nature.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 08:06 | Link to Comment TheFourthStooge-ing
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Speaking of unsupported assertions... But hey, it is 'american' right to make up unsupported assertions...

Tell it to the Easter Islanders, time traveling roadside squatter...

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 11:50 | Link to Comment AnAnonymous
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The destruction of the Eastern island society dated back to neolithic times?

Brilliant. As an 'american' can be.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 13:53 | Link to Comment TheFourthStooge-ing
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The destruction of the Eastern island society dated back to neolithic times?

Why not? You tell your fairy tale of imagined history where Easter Island was sunk by US citizenism, even though the unimagined history shows the collapse of Easter Island society happened well before 1776,July,4th. If you can rewrite history, why can't anyone else?

Brilliant. As an 'american' can be.

Retarded, paint chip eating shitheel. As an AnAnonymous can be.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:22 | Link to Comment Dr. No
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Its safe to say the Nobel committe just has too much damn money....

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:25 | Link to Comment Arie L Ultra
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Reaction form Nigel.

 

 

UK INDEPENDENCE PARTY LEADER NIGEL FARAGE

 

"This goes to show that the Norwegians really do have a sense of humor. The EU may be getting the booby prize for peace because it sure hasn't created prosperity. The EU has created poverty and unemployment for millions.

 

"In the last two years the EU has caused huge animosity between the countries of Northern and Southern Europe. Just look at Frau Merkel being welcomed with Nazi flags in Athens, and German newspapers slagging off the Greeks as work-shy wonders.

"After watching European Council President Van Rompuy cheerleading for war in Libya with Colonel Gaddafi, this idea of the EU getting a Nobel Peace is ridiculous."

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/12/us-nobel-peace-eu-reaction-idU...

 

 

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:30 | Link to Comment Ghordius
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ask Nigel when his party is finally getting a seat in Westminster and when the UK is finally leaving the EU

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 08:02 | Link to Comment AnAnonymous
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After watching European Council President Van Rompuy cheerleading for war in Libya with Colonel Gaddafi, this idea of the EU getting a Nobel Peace is ridiculous
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The idea is 'american'. As shown many times through this nobel prize peace reward.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 08:08 | Link to Comment TheFourthStooge-ing
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The idea is 'american'. As shown many times through this nobel prize peace reward.

More unsupported assertions. Eternal nature...

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 11:52 | Link to Comment AnAnonymous
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Oh yes? Because the Nobel prize for peace has no record of strangeness?

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:25 | Link to Comment Central Wanker
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Norwegians have a really weird sense of humor!

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:31 | Link to Comment Al Capowned
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The Spiderman towels must have clinched it for them.....

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:30 | Link to Comment fijisailor
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After Obama and now this it should be renamed the "hope for peaceful outcome prize".

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:31 | Link to Comment PUD
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fed wins nobel in theoretical quantum physics along with Paul Krugman for their work in non-viable alternate reality monetary probability

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:35 | Link to Comment kaiten
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Good news for Europe, bad news for europhobes, Unfortunately, that disease is spreading very fast these days.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:38 | Link to Comment Piranha
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I thought they would give it to Obama again, but now Gollum is gonna be happy.

I would say this is peak EU, from here they can only go down.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:38 | Link to Comment Hetty Green
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Undisputable proof that truth is stranger than fiction.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:39 | Link to Comment Praetor
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So which three fuckwits will recieve the award?

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:40 | Link to Comment djsmps
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Just change the name to Nobel Obama Prize.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:42 | Link to Comment kralizec
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I'd have given it to the girl slaughtered by the 7th century savages, but the butt-chuggers on the Nobel Committee cannot be seen doing anything that would remotely disrespect those assclowns and send them off into another murderous rage, so...I am back to not giving a flying fuck.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:49 | Link to Comment AnAnonymous
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Promoting a entity that is used to carpet bombing as entity for peace might be disrespectful to the people who are under the bombs...

So the idea here is that 'americans' are not yet enough disrespectful to those assclowns.

'Americans' want more. Get some, assclowns...

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:47 | Link to Comment Joe A
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One could not take this price serious anymore after it was awarded to Obomba for having good intentions. That he now is carpet bombing villages in Pakistan and Afghanistan with drones apparently does imply that institute will take the price away. And now the EU gets the price for peace? Well, I guess a socialist and banker dictatorship is also peaceful. The message is: if you don't like the EU and protest its banker's bailout, you are against peace.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:47 | Link to Comment AnAnonymous
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It takes an 'american' to outdo an 'american'. What is going to be the next iteration?

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 07:58 | Link to Comment TheFourthStooge-ing
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It takes an 'american' to outdo an 'american'. What is going to be the next iteration?

Your fantasies are vivid. I'm sure you'll make up something good.

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