• Tim Knight from...
    04/28/2016 - 00:27
    I was expecting a few boring candidate statements of the U.S. Senate - AKA the World's Most Exclusive Club - but, boy, was I wrong. Just take a look at some of these gems.
  • Tim Knight from...
    04/28/2016 - 00:27
    I was expecting a few boring candidate statements of the U.S. Senate - AKA the World's Most Exclusive Club - but, boy, was I wrong. Just take a look at some of these gems.

Vladimir Putin Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

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It would appear the Norwegian Nobel Institute is starting to lose it. Just a few years after President Obama won the Peace Prize (while mired in overseas wars), the director of the prestigious entity announced today that Russian President Vladimir Putin, accused of invading Ukraine - suspiciously un-peaceful action - has been nominated for the Peace Prize. Putin joins NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai as a nominee for the award to be announced in October.

 

Via Voice Of Russia,

Putin is thought to be on the list, since Russian figures proposed his name in October, citing his role in the Syrian crisis.

 

The former KGB agent is credited with averting a US attack against Syria by suggesting putting Bashar al-Assad's regime's chemical weapons arsenal under international control.

But, as HuffPo notes,

In order to secure a spot on the list, essentially all that's required is for a group or individual who falls under the broad criteria set by the Nobel Committee to formally submit your name and good deeds. The committee then selects from these nominations, but takes no responsibility for the pool of candidates they choose from.

 

This process has resulted in some truly terrible people being proposed over the years, including but not limited to: Joseph Stalin (twice), Adolf Hitler (as a protest), and Rush Limbaugh. Putin was also nominated last year and faced similar criticism as today.

Just need a few more invasions and should be a lock...

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Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:03 | 4517943 Looney
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Nobel-Shnobel... The funniest thing with all this Ukrainian chaos is that the North Korean superboy launched 7 rockets yesterday and nobody paid any attention! Poor shmock used-up 7 out of 10 rockets in a single day and not a single mention anywhere! Hilarious!!!

Looney

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:09 | 4518002 verbot
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Its doubleplus good.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:11 | 4518011 Thought Processor
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That may be the best 'Jumping the Shark' pic ever.

 

 

 

 

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:15 | 4518033 New England Patriot
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War is peace.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:18 | 4518046 Blammo
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Up is down, Al gore is a selfless campaigner for all That's good!

The nobel commitee has been a joke for decades!

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:22 | 4518074 StacksOnStacks
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He deserves it more than Obama... especially after the Syria situation.  That being said, the Nobel Peace Prize is a sham.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:29 | 4518119 tenpanhandle
Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:31 | 4518136 caustixoid
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Gore Vidal called the Peace Prize Committee "the Scandinavian Ironists" - it's really a rogue's gallery of past winners.  As for Putin he didn't start WW3 (yet) so there's that.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 16:28 | 4518433 BorisTheBlade
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Nobel himself was quite an ironist, invented dynamite to prevent wars ahem, then established peace prize in the name of his invention. As for Putin, give him an Oscar or Grammy already, the guy is a fucking rockstar.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 17:19 | 4518658 Headbanger
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And he plays classical piano in concert at that!  So you're right!

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 22:14 | 4519775 James
Thu, 03/06/2014 - 17:35 | 4518672 TheGardener
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Peaceful dynamite was just an aside or spin thereafter.

Alfred Nobel`s elder brother experimented with dolphin delivered sea mines to honor the invention...

But also invented the pipeline; in his days made of concrete
and for his oil fields (near BAKU of all places !) to replace the unionized donkey carriers.

Alfred`s younger brother, who died when the laboratory near the families home blew up , was incidentally named OSKAR !

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:17 | 4518047 Blammo
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Oops!

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:26 | 4518099 FuzzyDunlop21
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I seriously thought this was an article from The Onion.

Nothing against Putin. I like him. Hes badass. But 'peaceful'? 

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:38 | 4518174 l8apex
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He's the head of the Russian mafia.  Let's not forget that he doesn't hesititate to silence his opponents.  Plutonium in your tea today???

 

I wouldn't say that I "like him", but he's been doing a better job than our moron-in-chief.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:58 | 4518271 Pure Evil
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Well, let's not get to carried away and decide to vote in our own strong man dictator just to one up the Russians.

I think it should be sHitllery/Pelosi 2016.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 16:09 | 4518325 CCanuck
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Fuck, you really are Pure Evil

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 16:10 | 4518330 LFMayor
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I'm in.  Looks to be the fastest way to get the train to jump the tracks.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 16:19 | 4518383 Anusocracy
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All heads of government are heads of mafias.

Legal or illegal organized crime, what's the diff?

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 18:00 | 4518848 TheGardener
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"Legal or illegal organized crime, what's the diff?"

Three letter answer : The Law.

Law is justification of power.

And to not be recognized as crime it needs to have a certain size to be called a state, otherwise we talk about the very same warlords but with more defined jurisdictions and prerogatives.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 17:17 | 4518605 Headbanger
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Hey Fuzzy... Vlad is a classical pianist too.  A very cultured man unlike the ass hat we have in office.

And Vlad is very involved  personally in protecting endangered species in Russia.

So yes I would say he values life and peace and he's very tough.

He deserves  to get Obozo's Nobel Peace Prize and rip it right off of him!

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:15 | 4518035 hobopants
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For some reason that 80s song 'final countdown' started playing in my head when I saw the headline picture...

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:21 | 4518069 flacon
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Awesome! Now you've got the tune stuck in my head - it's a pretty cool song although really, really, cheasy. It's European, what should you expect! ;)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jK-NcRmVcw

 

 

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:48 | 4518222 SWRichmond
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That may be the best 'Jumping the Shark' pic ever.

Yes, I want to see a larger version of it.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 19:36 | 4519196 homme
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Not sure of the original artist but there's a larger version half way down this page. Plus a lot more. 

 

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024502376

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 22:55 | 4519880 SWRichmond
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Loved them all...tyvm!

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:20 | 4518068 verbot
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Same as satoshi and looks like bitcoin is a oneway mirror afterall. Glad i didnt buy the "bride in a box" with bitcoins as the nsa does know who you are,,shhiiitt for you lol. So lets have a big bow and see the rest of the cast of characters . And do not start talking  with the dummy comments with no facts we all know what is going and shills stand out.Imho 

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 17:26 | 4518680 twh99
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Shouldn't that be double secret? (for you Animal House fans)

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:11 | 4518013 LFMayor
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Were they the 8-oz. "starburst" type, even?  Man, he went balls to the wall, spare no expense and drive me to the Missouri border, stat!

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:37 | 4518162 williambanzai7
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Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:42 | 4518187 Looney
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William, you are the best! Kudos, Dude!  ;-)

Looney

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 16:00 | 4518287 Pure Evil
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F***in' awesome.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 17:14 | 4518636 Headbanger
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Fucking A!

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 19:11 | 4519114 chump666
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Set off a precedence.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 20:16 | 4519344 prains
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love the single junker too Wille B, you know it's "somebody" and they're pissed LOL

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:45 | 4518206 fooshorter
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<--- Putin Riding BearShark

<--- BearShark Riding Putin

 

I hope the tylers post a caption contest today...

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 16:12 | 4518340 Schaublin
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How do you know about it then?

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:03 | 4517957 Flakmeister
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Maybe he and Barry can sit together at the Reception dinner....

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:12 | 4518022 Spastica Rex
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War is peace.

Thanks for answering my questions today, I really appreciate it.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:18 | 4518060 Flakmeister
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My pleasure....

It is clearly not the majority opinion here...

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:21 | 4518071 Spastica Rex
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Do you write elsewhere?

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 16:20 | 4518376 CCanuck
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Not often enough, he seems to use his best work here unfortunately..oops......umm fortunately.

Hey Flak you should go start a blog, like MDB.....you higher intellectual types need a place to call your own...Please....

What if we crowd-funded something to help you get out..oops...started I mean.  How much would ya need?

 

 

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 00:18 | 4520092 Flakmeister
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At least you earned a few style points...

Edit: Learn to clean up your white space though...

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:04 | 4517958 layman_please
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in the era of war is peace it all starts to make sense finally

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:07 | 4517979 hookah
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We should nominate Hitler next year!

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:07 | 4517981 Belrev
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Putin stands up to ZIO bullies and resists their efforts to start WWIII.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:07 | 4517982 cougar_w
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Go Malala.

The rest of you can withdraw your names or just be fuckers.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:20 | 4518064 Flakmeister
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It would seem that

You go girl!

would be entirely appropriate...

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:07 | 4517985 alien-IQ
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Why is this so surprising? A few other notable nominees include:

George W. Bush
Rush Limbaugh
Adolf Hitler
Benito Mussolini (twice)
Joseph Stalin

and let's not even get into the past winners such as:

Henry Kissinger
Barack Obama
Al Gore
The European Union (anybody remember what was going on when they won?)

It's a fucking farce so please don't try to make a scandal out of this Putin nomination.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:07 | 4517986 TrustWho
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Who makes the better comedyL Putin or Proud Drone Man Obama winning Nobel Peace prize? 

Hell, Drone man, who brags about killing people and sometimes sacrifices innocents for the overwhelming necessity to kill the bad guys, has already won, so Putin is a can't miss!

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