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The Nobel Peace Prize has become a sham.

Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by AtlCB, Oct 12, 2007.

  1. AtlCB

    AtlCB Active Member

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    Can someone explain to me what Al Gore and the IPCC have done to promote peace????? Isn't there anyone else out there more deserving of this award???
  2. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    I think everyone just says Nobel Peace prize and it has become so used that, that is what it has become for all of the Nobel prizes.

    People do not recognize that there are categories in the Nobel Prize.

    Physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, and peace. I think there is also a economics category as well.

    So even if someone is awarded a Nobel Peace Prize sometimes it is in one of the other categories.
  3. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    The Nobel Peace Prize is SUPPOSED to be for someone who made an outstanding contribution towards PEACE. But it has gotten so politicised over the last 30 years that frankly its a joke. Like when Kissenger and Le Duc Tho got it- that was when it really started to go downhill.
  4. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    I knew that when a terrorist won it.
  5. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    It is the Nobel prize. Peace is but one category.

    Unless you are a scientist I am not sure it means that much to anyone.
    It has always been political in nature as politicians hand it down.

    I am not a big fan of Gore but I do see where he has tried to slowly turn the tide in America toward a more eco-friendly view. That has been accepted of late by President Bush which is rather scary considering how anti-environment Bush has been as a Governor of Texas than as President. The data must be compelling for him to have changed course.

    It was awarded to IPCC and Gore ...
    "for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change"
  6. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    I am so happy at how much this gets Atlcb's goat right now.
  7. AtlCB

    AtlCB Active Member

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    Ma-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a
  8. Mavs Man

    Mavs Man All outta bubble gum

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    Yeah, Arafat. That one still takes the cake.
  9. SweCowboy

    SweCowboy Member

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    There are different categories but the prize in economics wasn't in Alfred Nobels will so some doesn't regard it as a real nobel prize. The difference between the peace prize and the other prizes is that its decided by a Norwegian committee and not the Swedish academy of science like the other categories are.

    The peace prize is a political prize. Alot of former recipients has been pretty controversial.

    Heres a list of former recipients:

    http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/index.html
  10. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    Good...Gore deserves a Nobel Prize for his work on Global Warming.

    Now they just need to get him to run for President.

    Strike while the iron is hot...and Gore will never be hotter.

    Won a Academy Award and a Noble Prize.

    Come on Gore...get in there.

    [IMG]
  11. SweCowboy

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    No he doesn't. His film is full of factual errors and global warming has absolutely nothing to do with promoting peace. And the committee who decide the award consists of 5 norwegian politicians.
  12. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    Gore for President!?!?!?!

    Guy has about as much charisma as a truck load full of lucky rabbits feet at a PITA convention.

    NO THANKS.
  13. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, Peace really has nothing to do with Politics.
  14. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    Charisma has nothing to do with being a good President or not.

    Making sound decisions does.

    That's like saying hell...Bush is the kind of guy that I want to have a beer with...Oh that's great...he just sucks at being President.

    But having said that...I think he does have more charisma now...did you see him on Saturday Night Live...he was very good.
  15. SweCowboy

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    Of course it has but it has been awarded to alot of controverial people who hasn't really promoted peace at all, Al Gore being the latest on the list. And the award diminishes the other prizes awarded which are purely scientific, with the exception to the other rediculous award in litterature. Also I think its kind of funny that a peace prize is awarded in Alfred Nobels name since he was the guy who invented dynamite.
  16. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    I disagree with you...he's done a lot to bring Global Warming to the forefront and that can't be bad.
  17. SweCowboy

    SweCowboy Member

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    Then please explain to me the connction between global warming and world peace. I also think his film is alarmist and contains tons of factual errors and the whole hysteria about global warming is media created.
  18. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    Look I don't care if it was for Peace...science...love...whatever.

    I don't make the rules...the people that give out the Nobel Prizes do and they thought he was worthy...so there you have it.

    As far as Global Warming real or not...you have missed our huge thread on that one...go read it...some will support you and some will as I do think you're wrong.
  19. Mavs Man

    Mavs Man All outta bubble gum

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    I see little benefit of him entering the race this late. Hillary has established herself as the frontrunner by several miles. He'd be stuck fighting for second with Obama, and at this point he seems more content fighting a more elevated battle in AGW rather than being bogged down in base politics once again. And with speaking engagements, a book, and a movie he's making plenty of money to survive, much more than he would as president or vp.
  20. Mavs Man

    Mavs Man All outta bubble gum

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    What, and avoid a 200 page thread going over and over the same points? Why not? :D

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