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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!!!


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 - 15:31 | 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 - 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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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! ;)



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.

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!  ;-)


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 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!

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:09 | 4517989 JustObserving
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He deserves the Nobel for stopping the war in Syria, and probably saving at least 100,000 lives, that was based on Obama's lies and for giving asylum to Snowden.  That Hillary called him Hitler is a further qualification:

Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh has published an article demonstrating that the US government and President Barack Obama knowingly lied when they claimed that the Syrian government had carried out a sarin gas attack on insurgent-held areas last August.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 16:09 | 4518327 schatzi
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None of the points mentioned are based on altruistic motives. Keeping Snowden is certainly not because he values an open society, neither is he a paragon of civil rights. As to Syria, well.. it's a mess as is. The alternatives could have been worse - or not. We will never know. The only positive we can draw from this, is that Russia acts as a certain counterbalance to US hegemony. But to trust (or admire) Putin, the moobs-meister with bling and ex-KGB officer, is as retarded as trusting Congress.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:38 | 4517993 Son of Captain Nemo
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Eh Hmmm.... What contradictory PR statement from the EU?

Look like Sweden is sending us conflicting message as to whether or not they want to keep their "cards and chips" on the table long term!

Abandon ship?

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:08 | 4517994 RSDallas
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Come on.  Is this from the Onion?  

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 16:09 | 4518198 Son of Captain Nemo
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No actually it's quite authentic... Including this and this!...

It's about the oil and gas Boobie! And knowing when to cut your partner(s) loose that are paranoid, delusional and -well just "losers"!

Wouldn't want to be England right about now.  They've fucked over Russia too many times and they know it.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:08 | 4517995 Stoploss
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Here's how to handle Putin:

1.  Take him on a nightime hog hunt, with a nice hog gun he can keep.

2. Take him out for late dinner and drinks after the hunt, and get shit faced.

3. Get him laid.


Problem solved......

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:15 | 4518038 LFMayor
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And you know what.. he'd probably fucking do it and love every minute of it, language barrier aside.  The guy is a redneck and doesn't even know it.

When you

1) Have blondes running at you with their bare tits in the lead

2) Dismiss punk ass wannabe psuedo-negro presidents at whim

3) Order twinks beaten and curs shot in the name of public service


you're pretty fucking much the boss by my accounting standards, warts and all.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:51 | 4518239 pot_and_kettle
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There's my +100 for the month

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:25 | 4518093 whatthecurtains
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Ah the Berlusconi treatment.  Good idea. Bunga Bunga!

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 17:25 | 4518674 Headbanger
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That would work just right for me dude. But Putin has got more $50,000 hog guns than we'll ever see already and the finest poontang right on tap 24/7 no doubt.

So yeah, let us know if he accepts your invite cause I'd just like to have some of that fine fine Russian vodka he's bring to the partaaaayyyy!

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:09 | 4518001 JP McManus
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After 0 won it, I offered up my name to the Nobel Intitute with the qualification that I did not control the world's largest military force in foreign countries.  They never got back to me...

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 16:03 | 4518296 SF beatnik
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"After 0 won it."


Is that an O or a zero?


Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:10 | 4518007 machineh
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Obama: 'How many peeps has Putin droned?'

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:11 | 4518014 Gaurden
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why do i get the nagging feeling that this is too easy....

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:12 | 4518018 Laughinggrizzley
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It almost like they hand those peace prizes out like Halloween candy. What a fucking joke!

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:12 | 4518019 Laughinggrizzley
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It almost like they hand those peace prizes out like Halloween candy. What a fucking joke!

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:14 | 4518023 One And Only
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Nobel has no credibility.

Wouldn't be surprised if Kim-Jung-Un got it next year, maybe Bin Laden posthumously.

Only people who kill women and children get the Peace Prize now a days.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:13 | 4518024 marcusfenix
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I'd vote for him.

at this point why the hell not right?

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:13 | 4518027 soopy
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"Let the Wookie win."

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:21 | 4518037 ebworthen
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Hell, they awarded it to droner in Chief of Women and Children in Pakistan, you know, Mr. "I'm going to close Guantanamo and get our troops out of the Middle East" but not doing so in his second term - so...why not Putin?

TNT Bitchez!

"See me ride out of the sunset on your, color T.V. screen.
Out for all that I can get, if you know what I mean..."

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:17 | 4518045 Frank N. Beans
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Dennis Rodman deserves it too.



Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:21 | 4518048 tony wilson
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this is an aff fronte to jews everywhere

norway must be made to pay for this  anti semetic insult.

if not norway denmark or sweden or finland,iceland or the baltic states.

i donte know whoever dumb country runs the competition whatever country thet is in control of that demonic prize.

as golda may or said israel and sivilisation cannot compromise with the nazi man ever again.

spielberg and george clooney should get hollywood activated to help block this hate full prize giving


Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:54 | 4518253 pot_and_kettle
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Forgot the /sarc tags, brah

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 18:40 | 4519018 TheGardener
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Don`t like your style. Sounds like you are drugged up in some dungeon to have your message perverted to meet their
ends. Or an agent to start with.

Fuck off Tony, you had your 15 minutes and here is your free towel. And sober up for a break.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:17 | 4518051 LetsGetPhysical
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Why not? They gave Barry one, then he illegally invaded Lybia. 

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:17 | 4518052 bitHedge
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5 stars for the image of Putin riding a shark

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:19 | 4518056 Johnny Cocknballs
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He's getting it for very arguably stopping  [edit: postponing.] a major and long-lasting total war in and around Syria.  There is likely a feeling that the US/Israel/NATO war juggernaut is getting out of hand.

Agree with that assessment or not  {and it is basically correct although there were several factors at work so it is perhaps over-stated as "the reason"}...

Remind me what Obama got it for?

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:26 | 4518098 Johnny Cocknballs
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Rivero is doing a pretty good job with the sanctions/economic aspect.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:26 | 4518101 bitHedge
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Saving the lives of bankers across the planet from vigilanty justice

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:29 | 4518118 NOTaREALmerican
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Re:  Remind me what Obama got it for?

Not being Bush.   (seriously)

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 16:28 | 4518439 Hephaestus
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Obama should get the peace prize again to applaud his efforts to bring peace on earth. Permanently cause the dead dont fight for shit.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:25 | 4518070 order66
Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:28 | 4518117 Bastiat
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Man that is well done.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:21 | 4518072 monad
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Vlad Putin, Employee of the Month

As if.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:24 | 4518085 whatthecurtains
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How does Rush Limbaugh get lumped in with Stalin and Hitler?

Pretty damned sure Rush never executed anyone; he just spoke his mind.

Oh... never mind I see the moral equivelence now.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:27 | 4518109 Bastiat
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Love the lead pic.  Caption:  Putin's PR Team Jumps the Shark!

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:27 | 4518113 NOTaREALmerican
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Well,  just when you think an organization can't get lower....

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:29 | 4518121 Inthemix96
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Seeing as the man who invented TNT, at that time the most destructive force of human brilliance is the name stamped on it, why not give it to Putin?

Its not like they gave a similar 'Pieces' prize to a man that lies everytime he opens his mouth, signs unconstitutional laws into being, covers up gun running over his own borders, tries to deny his own citzens the same fucking guns, unconstitutionaly spies on his own citizens and most other countries abroad and gives the said intel to Isreal for nowt.

Its a good job they didnt give a 'Pieces' prize to a man who says out right, that increasing the debt limit, doesnt increase the debt on national TV, blows up wedding parties in forgien lands with no mandate or authourity of law to do so, a man who said he would close Gitmo but didnt, allow the central bank to put its own citizens into indentured servitued to a sum of money no known human can comprehend, and act like the fucking imbecilic cunt he is, frequently, on TV, reading a 'Prompter', and still some daft fuckers believe him.

And as for crucifying his own working class with a health mandate that will possibly bankrupt his own people, nah.....  They wouldnt give a 'Pieces' prize like that to a despicable cunt who could do thaose things would they?

So why not give Putin one then?  He seems like a top fella compared to the fucking idiot they didnt give one to.

Bitchez              ;-)

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 18:18 | 4518900 headhunt
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First, I wish you would quit being so shy and open up a little bit and speak your mind.

Second, if you lived under Putin you would wish for the likes of 0bama, as bad as he is.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:29 | 4518127 Mi Naem
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Naaaah, this is an Onion piece.  Gotta be!

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:31 | 4518129 Chuck Knoblauch
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Give the Nobel Peace Prize to a 9 year old Palestinian kid defending his mother and sisters from Israeli bulldozers, made by Catapiller.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:35 | 4518159 Joe A
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Boris Alatovkrap is my pick for the nomination.

Btw, what happened to the hedgeless horseman? Haven't seen him for a while.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:38 | 4518171 soopy
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In Soviet Russia Nobel Peace Prize win YOU!

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:38 | 4518172 soopy
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In Soviet Russia Nobel Peace Prize win YOU!

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:38 | 4518173 pot_and_kettle
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Huffpo can gobble my knob, along with that dried up twat who founded it.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 17:35 | 4518183 syntaxterror
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Barack deserves a Nobel in economics, no? DOW 30,000!

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:40 | 4518184 syntaxterror
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Which is more laughable these days? A Nobel or an Oscar?

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:57 | 4518265 AG BCN
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Jimmy two times. 

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 16:21 | 4518276 Cacete de Ouro
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Is the shark the Beast, or is the guy riding the shark the Beast?

ps: Putin used to procure boys for pedophile rings in 1992 in Moscow while in the KGB. This is according to an international student who attended the Russian Federation State Institute of Cinematography at that time and swore to me that this was common knowledge in the RFSIC at that time.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 19:25 | 4519157 TheGardener
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Putin in the intelligence business from birth or not being
eligible to start with. Deployed to Eastern Germany , and beyond. 1992 what ? 1984 East Germany sent operatives disguised as refugees to set up pedophile rings in the West, to set up the pedophile greens and lefts. Stasi at the time was already unreliable, so why not only bank on doubles like Merkel that served both masters, double double agent clearance only from Moscow with love or death kiss at the time.

All those special files went to the CIA. Now enter the triple agent who talks and walks her lies as hers, and she
is just your magnificent walking lie and nothing but.

She is a NWO operative and her minders have special files
on her pedophile coalition partners. So much for gaming
local elections.

Next unbelievable step is the EUdSSR with even more sickening stories to be unraveled. For each and every
country and their equally challenged representatives.

And , and who would think that the inventors of this
containment policy would not have anything on equally sick fucks in the US proper ?

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 16:06 | 4518307 joak
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Putin deserves it more than anybody, that's why he won't get it. He avoided Syria invasion, and is trying to restore peace in Ukraine. Just wonder what would have happened if Russia would have caused the Mexican govt, democratically elected, to quit power and install its puppets ? Russians troops are in Crimea, a region transferred in 54 to Ukraine by the Soviets and today inhabited in majority by ethnics russians to avoid a civil war there. 

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 16:13 | 4518348 Basilian
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I am surprised always with the anti Russian theme on Zero Hedge of all places. I do not mean you need to be pro Russian but they are battling thje abuses of the reserve currency and manipulated banking of the West also--so are they in action or in reaction to the play that is in motion? Is the Ukraine seeking kleptocratic fiat money flow or is it "democracy" they seek-- what is it? Why would Zero Hedge pick a side in such a time? The entire US policy has been to keep Russian oil and energy from threatening the Petrol dollar---all the readers here know that to be true. So what exactly are you saying about Russia? It seems very mainstream media and simplistic for this forum.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 16:26 | 4518430 cougar_w
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There is also a huge undercurrent of redstate/bluestate mutual hatred most of the time. And a whole other bunch who cling to the outmoded idea that America supports a functioning free market. Or that we are still fighting creeping Soviet-style Communism (as opposed to the actual threat of vast corporate welfare).

Even though all of these tropes are nearly every day thrown out the window in high style by the contributing ZH writers (there are exceptions but these are remarkable in being so clearly out of touch) still we get people coming back and flogging their personal bogyman.

That will never change, I guess. "Fighting the last war" is just too easy.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 17:36 | 4518733 headhunt
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"(as opposed to the actual threat of vast corporate welfare)."

That my son is a big f'ing part of communism and the corruption it brings.

The Reds are in the pantry and they are eating your great grand-kids lunch!

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 16:34 | 4518465 LongPAU
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There are only a few regulars that are idiots, just as there are only a few math-challenged liberals who post regularly. I kind of like the mix, personally. It makes me check myself with a "wait a minute...HEY! Who let that nutbag in here?!" ....... ANYone can be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. Putin arguably deserves one for the Syria gambit much more than Obama deserved one for being black. The author (Tyler?) is probably ripped on Thera-Flu or something.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 17:32 | 4518710 headhunt
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The poor little Russians being abused by the big, bad mean banking system - ha...haha...hahahahahaha!

The only reason they are not doing the same to us is because as a communist country they cannot get there.

Russia has the greatest resources of any country in the world and cannot become the greatest country in the world because they are communists, not because the big bad US is bullying them.

If Putin wants to be King he needs to remember how the US became number 1 in the world and open the floodgates of capitalism... with all its faults and all its opportunities. This will never happen because communists do not get capitalism or real freedom and never will.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 16:14 | 4518360 Hephaestus
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After learning a little about Putin I have to say "this conflict is really stupid" and McCrazy & Horseface are full of shit.

George Carlin Stupid People

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 16:15 | 4518362 homiegot
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Can't blame Putin or Obama. Those crazy fucks over at the Nobel Committee are doing rails of coke.


Cocaine Desicions:



Thu, 03/06/2014 - 16:24 | 4518412 Flying Wombat
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" accused of invading Ukraine"

Tyler, the truth is far more nuanced.  Paul Craig Roberts, among others, has the facts correct:

Analysts at the Ron Paul Institute have also nailed this story.  See here for the best of the best articles from them and other sources:

No doubt, the Nobel committee is a joke.  Kissinger's prize was probably the greatest sin.


Thu, 03/06/2014 - 16:28 | 4518437 Maxter
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So will we see WWIII strated by 2 nobel peace prize recipient?

Ultimate irony!

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 16:34 | 4518467 ebear
Thu, 03/06/2014 - 16:44 | 4518527 cougar_w
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The hell. That's some kinda mad genius going on. Norwegians are now officially my favorite people on earth. And I'm aware of the lutefisk thing, even considering that they are still tops in my book.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 17:06 | 4518598 walküre
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NFLX could easily run "Burning Logs" in 50 different varieties and Norwegians would watch that shit over and over and over again.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 04:15 | 4520350 ebear
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What's really strange is that some of them would have a real log fire burning in the fireplace, right next to the TV.

Sort of like texting your friend at the other end of the food court.  Near enough to see, but easier to text than to actually get up and walk over.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 17:03 | 4518588 walküre
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Shows again how past performance is not a guarantee for future returns. Must be Wall Street algos running the Nobel computers for nominations.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 17:03 | 4518589 css1971
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Here's the thing.

Russians don't do lying very well. Americans consumate salesmen, are great liars.

What you see with Russia is a more true representation of government. With the US government, most of that fuckery is exported to countries with brown people and natural resources.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 17:18 | 4518653 headhunt
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Russians don't do lying well while speaking english but while speaking Russian they are champs.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 17:22 | 4518666 naughtius maximus
Thu, 03/06/2014 - 17:25 | 4518675 f16hoser
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There's a Treaty between Russia and Crimea that allows Russia to insert up to 25,000 troops onto the peninsula. He only has 16,000 at the moment. So I say again, Putin has not invaded anyone.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 18:42 | 4519023 CuriousPasserby
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Isn't any university professor allowed to nominate someone?

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 19:00 | 4519079 BringOnTheAsteroid
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It's not that hard to understand. The Nobel Institute has followed American Idol and allows the public to vote for the next recipient of the award. So Putin's mother knows how to use a telephone.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 19:57 | 4519260 Black Warrior W...
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LMAO @ HuffPost throwing Rush Limbaugh in with Hitler and Stalin.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 09:13 | 4520617 Minburi
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Just the globalists, trying to buy everyone off.


Putin seems perfect at this juncture.

I remember recently as the EU was falling apart they were named.

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