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Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

  1. egiv profile image74
    egivposted 7 years ago

    I can't wait to read about how big of a joke the (Norwegian) Nobel Prize selecting committee is and that since nazi Germany loved Hitler and so many love Obama, it logically makes Obama Hitler.

    Can you people be proud for once that we have a great leader? He is not perfect, nobody is, but for god's sake he is rebuilding what Bush ruined, and Bush ruined A LOT.

    We are finally doing things we can be proud of, yet the American people have tried everything in the book against him: he's a commy, a muslim, or a fascist. He wasn't born here. He is hiding his grades from school. He is a liar. Did I miss anything?

    I am sure the Nobel Committee just happened to miss all of that when choosing a winner.

    1. emdi profile image71
      emdiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Obama is a star in Scandenevia.

      1. Sandra James profile image61
        Sandra Jamesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Congrats to the American people for having this great leader as their President

    2. Uninvited Writer profile image84
      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      It's funny, the first thing I thought when I heard the news was how certain people on this forum will react smile I have to admit I was definitely gob smackedsurprised but congratulations to the US.

      I'm sure Fox news and all the conservative blogs will now be digging up dirt on all the Nobel Prize committee members and how the Nobel Prize means nothing... but they did a lot of that after Al Gore won one smile

    3. rebekahELLE profile image91
      rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      there are many, many Americans who support and are proud of Obama. we look a little deeper into this man's heart. there will be plenty who disdain his accomplishment, but I am proud to finally have a President who cares. big_smile

    4. glendoncaba profile image81
      glendoncabaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      "So what is the Nobel committee after in this case? Gro Holm, the senior commentator on foreign affairs at the Norwegian Broadcasting Corp., says that the prize committee was probably trying both to ratify Obama’s immense international popularity and put pressure on him to deliver on the promise of greater international peace and stability."

      from this article:

      http://features.csmonitor.com/globalnew … ace-prize/

    5. queenbe profile image61
      queenbeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Amen Thank you. He is doing a fantastic job and I too wish people would see that we have a great leader. He has a lot to fix and I believe he deserves this prize.

  2. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    Congratulations to all Americans. I hope you are proud of this wonderful honor. smile

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      sandra rinckposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hey, hey, hey!  I am an American. errr....

      I don't see how he won the peace prize, I don't see any peace.  The End of the World is coming!

      1. Jewels profile image81
        Jewelsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Sandra, come see at eyeonlife.  We've started a cool discussion on 2012.

    2. dutchman1951 profile image61
      dutchman1951posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you Earnest for your wishes and thanks. I am not sure we really deserve this. We are still at war, still making a mess in some parts of the world, where we should not. We, America has a long way to go. But thank you from one American anyway, for what it is worth.

      Jon

    3. Drew Breezzy profile image81
      Drew Breezzyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      GO USA! big_smile

  3. Csjun89 profile image76
    Csjun89posted 7 years ago

    I think Obama becoming president is a great thing to have happened for americans

  4. Shalini Kagal profile image79
    Shalini Kagalposted 7 years ago

    Congrats, America!

  5. lawretta profile image51
    lawrettaposted 7 years ago

    Congratulations Obama!!! He is a messiah !

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      sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Are you serious! He's a President! He's not God!

      1. Tom Cornett profile image59
        Tom Cornettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Jesus is back?  Damn....I missed it!  yikes

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      A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Uhhhhhh, what?

      1. Tom Cornett profile image59
        Tom Cornettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Who needs Jesus anymore...we have OBAMA sayeth the Norweigans!  smile

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          A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I happen to be Norwegian and I did not get a vote!

    3. Friendlyword profile image60
      Friendlywordposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Let's not get carried away here. He's a great man. Congratulations Mr. President. Give yourself a little pat on the back too.  We were on line 4 in morning to put President Obama in the White House. Congratulations! to all Americans!
      All the love to you.

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        sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks.

  6. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    I hope they can just be proud of a fine president who may just be able to stop some of the current carnage. smile

  7. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    I think when a Nobel Prize is given to a president it is an honour for the entire country, not just one man.

  8. Shalini Kagal profile image79
    Shalini Kagalposted 7 years ago

    UW - strange - so did I smile
    I watched it on the BBC and it was rather sad to hear the journalists question the committee! It's such an honour - I wish people wouldn't trivialise it!

  9. Ken R. Abell profile image85
    Ken R. Abellposted 7 years ago

    I must live in an alternative reality.  What exactly has President Obama done to receive a Nobel Peace Prize? 

    What conflict did he end?  For what historic issue has his leadership provided a breakthrough?

    Congratulations to him, but I thought prizes of this significance were awarded for high achievements.  His presidency has promise & potential, but at this early juncture, I fail to see any milestone to justify this honor.

    If talking nice & playing well with others is what now constitutes the criteria for a Nobel Peace Prize, then I  nominate Big Bird or Burt & Ernie.

    1. Jewels profile image81
      Jewelsposted 7 years ago in reply to this
      1. Ken R. Abell profile image85
        Ken R. Abellposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks, but I'd already read the article.

        So he received it for "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples".

        Sorry.  I just do not see any "extraordinary" efforts.  He is talking nice & playing well with others on the world stage, but so far, there has been no policy changes implemented that have addressed issues in a manner that has cooled off any of the hotspots around the globe. 

        I wish the man & his presidency all the best & pray for him to have wisdom & discernment to lead well, but prizes of this magnitude used to be about historic achievements.

    2. Wendi M profile image82
      Wendi Mposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      My 23 year old daugher just called me and said almost the exact same thing that you just wrote!

    3. lrohner profile image85
      lrohnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      My thoughts exactly! The news report says that the judges found his "promise of disarmament and diplomacy too good to ignore." WTF?

      I PROMISE TO BRING ABOUT WORLD PEACE. There. Do I get the next Nobel Peace Prize?

      1. Jewels profile image81
        Jewelsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        No because you need to go visit some other world leaders and at least start mediation, smoke the peace pipe or shake a hand or two.

      2. Jackson Riddle profile image69
        Jackson Riddleposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        If only it was that simple.

      3. Jackson Riddle profile image69
        Jackson Riddleposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Hopefully winning the prize will serve as an incentive for Obama to come through on these "promises"

    4. LaLaLayla profile image62
      LaLaLaylaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Agreed. He was nominated only 11 days after he began his term of president. While I don't see any issue with him being nominated within a few years, or if he were to win a second term, this is just a little too soon. Promises...they are something you make to your wife or your child. Our country needs to stop living off of promises and needs to start getting actual results. I don't hate Obama, even as a republican. I can say that yes, he has managed to pull this country together, but more as a celebrity than a politician.

      1. LiamBean profile image89
        LiamBeanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        He's the executive officer, not the maker of the law. That's Congress' job. He can enforce the law and even suggest changes to the law, but he can't make it. That's not his job.

        So as far as continuing to try to send a message of hope, he's doing what he's supposed to be doing.

        And if you think about it. It's what he should be doing.

        1. tksensei profile image60
          tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Not can, MUST.

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    I am well pleased with it, the choice. Thanks for the praise to America y'all! But the truth is, it is for Obama, not the Nation. Just think, we have a First Lady who had a grt-grandmother born in slavery. It boggles the mind!

    1. Paradise7 profile image85
      Paradise7posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Big ditto once again, Ralwus!

  11. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    As I said on another thread, I support him but think it was a little too soon. But hey, he might be able to do some good with the prize money.

    1. bgpappa profile image85
      bgpappaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      He is giving to various charities.

      I think it is good for all America, not just Obama.  Means the world respects us again.  And only in a short time.

      1. TimTurner profile image80
        TimTurnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        They like Obama's celebrity.  There is nothing he's done in politics or in peace for everyone to like him as a person.  It's just his celebrity.

        1. Uninvited Writer profile image84
          Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          No...there is the possibility that the world will become more peaceful. The whole world is not as celebrity driven as the US.

          1. TimTurner profile image80
            TimTurnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            There is a possibility that a asteroid will hit Earth in our lifetime too.

            Obama is a great motivational speaker.  But as far as getting things done, he has yet to show he can do that.

          2. TimTurner profile image80
            TimTurnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            The world loves U.S. celebrities.  I've lived overseas for many years.

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            sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Before you insult the US you better think twice because people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones!

            1. Uninvited Writer profile image84
              Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              ??

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                sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                "world will become more peaceful" - we are war mongers.
                "The  whole world is not as celebrity driven as the US."- we are a shallow thoughtless people.

                1. Uninvited Writer profile image84
                  Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  I was not blaming the US for the lack of world peace, I believe diplomacy works. About celebrity-drive, I was just repeating what is often said about the US to someone who was saying he only won because of his celebrity.

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                    sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    UW it's not just you, we've sent our kids to do our best for freedom loving people around the world. Alot have died giving up their lives and they allready had freedom. We feel it's so important that we would die for your right to know freedom. It is so infuriating to have people blow-off our sacrifices right or wrong, it only cheapens those young lives. Do we get it right everytime ? Hell no! But who else is even coming close to the same effort? I promise you the people on the ground believe what they are doing is right and good! It's unfair to those families who have sacrificed to have to listen are supposed friends criticize our efforts. They lost a son or daughter and only one came forward and made a fool of herself. The rest believed even through their grief it was the right thing to do. Thats why we don't want to be sucked into the liberal vortex so many of our,so called, friends have.

                2. Jewels profile image81
                  Jewelsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Then stop it!

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        sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        You're only fooling yourself!

  12. Jewels profile image81
    Jewelsposted 7 years ago

    It is a great honor.  Well done Obama.

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    A word to my fellow Americans, remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    Everything has its limit - fish cannot be educated into beef. Just as some conservatives or liberals cannot be educated to bend.Get your facts first - then you can distort them as much as you please.

    1. Ken R. Abell profile image85
      Ken R. Abellposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      True enough.

      Though I am not sure what you are addressing?

  15. Eaglekiwi profile image75
    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago

    Congratulations Barrack Hussein Obama

    Is never easy swimming against the tide ,so glad America finally had the --- gumption to vote for a winner smile

    So would the miniority please shut up now lol

    1. Lady_E profile image83
      Lady_Eposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Too right. They should Zip it.

      Congrats Obama and I am happy for you America. Well Done. smile

      1. Ken R. Abell profile image85
        Ken R. Abellposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Goodness. 

        I guess it's toe the party line or zip it.

        Well, I congratulated President Obama & wished the man & his presidency all the best, but now, being in the minority asking a couple simple questions, I will shut up & withdraw from the conversation.

        Sorry for disturbing the majority.

        1. Eaglekiwi profile image75
          Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          My opinions were not of this thread ,but more of a general nature is all.
          I have never heard so many disrespectful things said and spoken about a leader as I have heard about Pres Obama.
          Ive been told its the American way , I dont care really whose way it is . I think its rude.
          The guy won , he was voted in ,so get behind him ,not in his face 24/7.

          I am not directing my thoughts to anyone personally ,merely expressing mine smile

          1. Lady_E profile image83
            Lady_Eposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Nicely Written Eaglekiwi.smile

            I had similar thoughts and even wanted to post some Forum threads/Hubs that reflected this in response to Ken R Abell's comment, but didn't think it would be a good idea on this thread.

            Again, Well done America.

            1. Ken R. Abell profile image85
              Ken R. Abellposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              My apologies to Eaglekiwi & Lady E. 

              I misread your posts & should have asked a question.  My bad.

              Sorry.  I will be more careful in the future.

              I agree that the general tone of ugliness directed at President Obama is unbecoming of a civilized society, but unfortunately, one does not have to look very far to see how ideologues of all stripes have always trashed the public square.

              My intention was not to contribute to the ugliness, but was & is an honest assessment & question.

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            A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Really? You never heard the disrespectful things said of Bush? Thats odd.

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          A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I think the "majority" of Obama supporters live in other Countries, yep!

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            Star Witnessposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Oh, h*ll yeah!  You said it.

    2. Bibowen profile image90
      Bibowenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      "Yes, you minority people....shut your stupid mouths while the majority tells you what's what. Songs of Hosanna to your leader. He is worthy, worthy, (say it, say it like you mean it) w  o  r  t  h  y.  Bow.....no, that's not low enough you troglodytes,
      l  o  w  e  r."

      This just goes to show that socialists talk a lot about political dissent, but only when it assists them. Out of the other side of their mouth, they are trying to shut others up. They lack the intellectual and emotional patience to listen to, and to respond to, a dissenting view.

      President Obama is a socialist. He is taking the nation in the wrong way in so many areas, it's dizzying: health care, the debt, abortion, Afghanistan, America's Christian heritage, the death lobby, the "Czars" (even autocratic Russia only had one). This is why his party is going to lose in 2010.

      The Nobel Committee got it right when they gave the peace prize to Solzhenitsyn and Mother Teresa, but even a stopped clock is right twice a day....

      1. atomswifey profile image69
        atomswifeyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        here! here!
        smile

      2. glendoncaba profile image81
        glendoncabaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        It was that euphoria in the air back after Inauguration.

        Anyone would have voted him for anything. 

        Bit surprised myself.

      3. egiv profile image74
        egivposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Haha... For someone who didn't know the difference between socialism and nazism, I don't find your arguments even slightly credible. Keep drumming up the conspiracies, just make sure to let me know when to get my pitchfork.


        To those making rational points: If there is one argument that I think is credible is that it is early; I agree. He has not had enough time to put his money where his mouth is, but the difference he has made up to this point, in my opinion, is marked. The fact is that HE was chosen, whatever way you spin it (and not by American liberals). I am certainly proud of his accomplishments and proud of my country.

        1. readytoescape profile image60
          readytoescapeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Nine days after being in office to be nominated? This is nothing more than political maneuvering they thought we would be too stupid to see.

          For a rational point scroll back to my comment on page 6

          How foolish do those supporting this look, and do you really think those that are in opposition are?

          1. egiv profile image74
            egivposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            The argument that Obama bribed the Nobel Prize committee sounds more like a conspiracy theory than a rational argument. Most of those who support it (a lot of people, evidently) are simply proud that America can be viewed in a positive light once again; that our leader is trying to heal wounds, not create them, like our last one. They certainly don't look foolish.

            I respect the opinion of those who disagree, but not of those who just resort to name-calling and fear-mongering, which was an all-too predictable reaction from an America that passes from calling him communist to nazi without any sense of irony.

            1. rebekahELLE profile image91
              rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              this will be my last comment on this thread as I am dismayed that citizens of the United States can be so filled with hatred towards President Obama. He could do everything right and these people will still dig and point fingers and attack him for being who he is, the first black president of the United States.
              I don't mind different opinions, but these are attacks on this thread.

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                A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Thats the point he hasn't done anything right!

                1. Pr0metheus profile image61
                  Pr0metheusposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  That is an opinion.

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                    A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    One shared by a lot of people!

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                    sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    It's a fact!

                2. Uninvited Writer profile image84
                  Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  No...he hasn't done anything that YOU think is right....

              2. Bibowen profile image90
                Bibowenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Typical leftist response. "If you disagree with me you are a hate-filled racist." This has been in the Democrat Party playbook for years. This doesn't work any more except for the most ignorant that don't know they are being manipulated. Jimmy Carter played the race card the other day, but he's senile and is still living in the Pre-Brown Georgia south. Your attempt to make opposition to Obama tantamount to gun-toting, Confederaate-flag-waving, Bible-thumping rednecks is stale and moves nobody important.

                1. LiamBean profile image89
                  LiamBeanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  You are "unmoved" ergo "important?" Interesting.

              3. pageantgirl31413 profile image88
                pageantgirl31413posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                If he did everything right, I'd shut my mouth and be happy. However, I see a big hole that's already deep, getting deeper with his decisions.

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                  A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Glad somebody noticed!

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                    sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    Hear!Hear!

        2. Bibowen profile image90
          Bibowenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          You must be confused. I've not made any commments (at least not in this thread) about Nazism.

          1. egiv profile image74
            egivposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            You said it in another thread.

  16. Lisa HW profile image83
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    Reporting from my "heavily Democrat" little corner in Massachusetts, US:

    People are on the radio, saying they sincerely thought it was a joke.  smile  They're raising questions about the nomination deadline supposedly being February 1, 09; and asking what it is Obama did between the time he was inaugurated in January and the nomination deadline.

    I actually thought it was a joke too, because yesterday at this time there was a joke news bulletin on about how Obama is suffering from bi-polar disorder (and then they want on with what later was clearly a joke).

    (I don't make the news.  I just report it.   lol)

    (Nice of folks who have said, "congratulations", though.)

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image75
      Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      As the Nobel prize people explained when awarding the prize , it was seen to be of International importance ,I believe they were looking outward (and not inward) acknowledging Obama's focus for the future ,driving home initiatives for International peaceful communications, as previous Nobel winners have achieved.

      I think he deserves the honour smile

  17. rebekahELLE profile image91
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    Congratulations President Obama. smile

  18. tantrum profile image61
    tantrumposted 7 years ago

    I have just lost my faith in the Nobel Prize. A 'prize' that at first everybody thought it was a joke. It's all said !

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image75
      Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Tantrum you lost faith because Obama won?

      Everybody outside of America did not think it was a joke ,kinda makes ya wonder then ,its the way media conveys news dont ya think wink

      1. tantrum profile image61
        tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        what has he done for peace ?? I can't recall anything relevant

        1. Eaglekiwi profile image75
          Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          You serious?

          1. tantrum profile image61
            tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            you tell me ! i want to know, what he has done to win such important prize ? Maybe it's not that important

            1. Eaglekiwi profile image75
              Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Well I already know because I listened and read why the committee awarded it. Kinda was already explained on most news channels etc. Guess I should not have assumed you had heard or seen the coverage.

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        Scott.Lifeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I usually don't respond to politics but outside of the fish bowl everyone thinks the fish is happy but inside, the fish thinks he's a prisoner. Inside the US our economy is collapsing and our unemployment growing, our government is grossly mismanaging tax money and embroiled in one scandal after another. Yes Obama has taken impressive steps towards many noble goals and I do think he will accomplish much and change things, but the truth is he hasn't done it yet...it's not disrespectful or insulting to say that, but recognizing the facts of the issue.

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    Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago

    What this Nobel Laurette committee has done was to place the prestige of this award on par with a cardboard cutout crown from a happy meal!!

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image84
      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I wouldn't have expected you to say anything different...

  20. Eaglekiwi profile image75
    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago

    Im all for the reduction if not removal of nukes!

    The committee praised Obama for his "extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples" during his nine months in office and singled out for special recognition Obama's call for a world free of nuclear weapons, which he first made in an April speech in Prague.

    1. tantrum profile image61
      tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      .lol: lol lol  not worth replying !this is an insult to all the people that commit themselves to peace. seriously !!

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      Scott.Lifeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I think that's the issue this was something he did in April, his nomination came on Feb 1 only two weeks after becoming president and before having begun any attempt at anything we are mentioning here. What did he do in those two weeks that earned this prestigious nomination?

  21. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    Can't you guys just enjoy that it happened, no matter why? It is a great honour to your country whether you can accept that or not.

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      Scott.Lifeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      It is a great honor for Obama, I don't think anyone is going to give the US an award for efforts towards peace though. Nelson Mandella actually ended apartheid though, he went beyond talking, suggesting, and planning. I think you miss the point this is a reward for accomplishment and result.

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image75
        Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Ok Scott , well its not how the Chairman explained the award is all, but Ralwus is correct , its their vote and their choice I guess.

    2. rebekahELLE profile image91
      rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I am thrilled for our President and the remarks of those who continue to trash Obama and everything he does holds no relevance with me at all. You will read plenty today from those who can find no good in what he does, simply because of who he is. I am proud of his work and his continual fight through this amazing mess he walked into. Cheers Obama!

      1. Aqua profile image78
        Aquaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        DITTO! You took the words right outa my mouth! smile

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        sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        He hasn't done anything yet except given money away. Look I'm for giving him a chance but giving him the Nobel prize, What!? The socialists in europe are seriously wack!

        1. Eaglekiwi profile image75
          Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Those Europeans are part of America's backbone ?
          Europe has amazing history and culture just my opinion.

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            sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Agreed. But c'mon! This is a couple years too premature. I would love to be wrong about him but so far the jury's still out.

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      sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Look I appreciate the honor, but for what? All you're doing is supporting future problems if he doesn't handle this presidency right. The credibility of minority presidential canidates won't ever have a chance and opinions from the rest of the world will never be taken seriously again. If he isn't given the same scrutiny as any other leader it will ruin America. Somone even wrote he's the messiah! Please! Take off your liberal blinders for a minute and pay attention!

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image84
        Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        So, the Nobel Prize committee is aligned with the Democrats? Whether you will accept it or not, what the US does does effect the rest of the world. This has nothing to do with internal US politics. There are a lot of IF's in your comment. I pay attention to a lot, just because I disagree with you does not mean I am wrong or that you are right.

        And, if Obama does screw up it would be ridiculous to assume that all minority candidates wouldn't get a chance. You don't have to be a minority president to screw things up as your president's have proven time and time again.

        Anyway, I'm out of here. I'm home sick and I'm going to nap now.
        Feels like flu but I don't think it's swine flu smile

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      A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      How is an individual award (undeserved)an honor to our Country?

      1. tantrum profile image61
        tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this
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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    I realize that sometimes my comments may go over some heads. All I really mean is, that we can't all participate in the parade, sometimes we just need to sit on the sideline and cheer, or at least observe. The committee that chooses the Nobel winners have a right to choose whom they want. I agree sometimes it seems nuts, but it is their choice. Peace, CC

  23. Eaglekiwi profile image75
    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago

    2 weeks ?

    I understood it covered a period before he became President, but its hope ,promise, working toward PEACE.

    The groundwork is just as important as the 'event'

  24. tantrum profile image61
    tantrumposted 7 years ago

    I'm not going to debate. I'm not american. Maybe this is part of the 'american dream', who knows !. enjoy the prize! .My opinion still is ,that this looks like a farce. I'm out of here. bye ! smile

  25. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    Like ralwus said, they can award it to whomever they want.

    And as I have said 3 times now, I still think it was a bit early...

    1. tantrum profile image61
      tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      And your statement doesn't make it serious. anyway, it looks like that is what they've done lol

      1. tantrum profile image61
        tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        So no more logic reasoning to give the nobel prize' Just a whim or a 'convenient' vote ? That's sad smile.Sorry i came again on this thread, but i can't believe people are so blind.Can't you see the 'scenario' ?
        And said this, now i'm off.

        1. rhamson profile image77
          rhamsonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I guess when you have a million dollars to give away you can choose who you want?

  26. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    Whatever the reason, it is a positive thing. Why must everything be attacked and knocked down just because you don't agree with it?

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    Scott.Lifeposted 7 years ago

    I haven't really seen anyone on here trashing Obama, I voted for the man. I have seen many people express the view that this award was premature and maybe a little hasty.

    1. rebekahELLE profile image91
      rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I am referring to those on the forums in general. I see how you could have taken that to refer only to this thread. whether premature or not, they felt this his work and his actions at that point were worth of the recognition. smile

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        Scott.Lifeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Well I believe he can live up to it and hope he will, but time will reveal that. There's along way to go for peace in the US Foreign Policy.

      2. Eaglekiwi profile image75
        Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        @Scott Obama haters have created several threads and made their loud noisy opinions heard many times ( maybe some of it was before you joined, but for a while there ,it was full of extreme religion and extreme politics ,when you have been around too.

        Rebekah@ Yep , guess some people just will find fault no matter what.
        I sure wouldnt like his job, even with a large income, no way!

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          Scott.Lifeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Yeah I know I've run across them here, and its all over the media too, not just Hubpages. people want someone to blame for everything that goes wrong in the world...and I definitely don't want his job, he's inherited a dying beast that's too far gone to be saved and everyone expects a miracle. Meanwhile they hamstring him at every turn. American politics....

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            sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            When you actually get a clue post something that makes sense, please.

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              Scott.Lifeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I'm sorry who are you talking to about getting a clue my friend

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                sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                The person who referred to America as" a dying beast" and "American politics". If that wasn't you I apologize otherwise get a clue.

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                  Scott.Lifeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  America isn't a dying beast this corrupt government and crooked business mindset is a dying beast and needs to be put down, I think you read too far into something and inserted your own noun, Obama has inherited 25 years of mismanagement and poor thinking and now is expected to turn it around. That is American politics...blame someone else for anothers misdeeds.

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                    sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    If you're looking for a savior for 25yrs of mismanagement he doesn't have the experience! If we endeavor on a socialistic experiment and it doesn't work what then? What will be the excuse who will take the hit? Our government can't give away money that is not their's to give! Look for socialism or communism to work every body has to contribute, so how do you or our president propose to get welfare refugees, crack addicts, prostitutes, hustlers, pimps, illegals, lazy, stupid, uneducated, unmotivated, under-educated and rip-offs to buy in and start producing their fair share? Will you ask the motivated to work harder so they can carry the load or will you dummy-them-down to lets say street walker mentality? Or how about they work real hard but to be fair they only get the check a welfare mom gets? How long do you think they'll keep working that hard for no rewards? Why don't you ask Misha about what happens when people want more and they can't get it. You can give him any award you want or you think he deserves but all you're doing is putting up a storefront with nothing behind it.

            2. Eaglekiwi profile image75
              Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Geeze and yours did ( make sense )...not lol

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    Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago

    Put it all in perspective and you tell me if Obama deserved such an award, after only 2 weeks in office!! Ghandi was nominated 5 times and never won!!! Ghandi!!!

    Has Obama been postponing a decision on what to do in Afghanistan until after this award was issued??? I wonder!!

    1. glendoncaba profile image81
      glendoncabaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Gandhi never got it?

      Perhaps the Gandhi vs Obama selection could be due to the changing times.  Did any anti-imperialist receive Nobel back in the days of national liberation struggles?

      Nowadays everyone is a progressive.

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    Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago

    I saw the announcement, live, at first in Norwegian, all I heard was "Barack Obama" and a gasp of surprise throughout the crowd. Everyone was surprised by this and rightly so! 205 nominees and the award went to Obama? It just doesn't make any sense and it diminishes the prestige of the award and the committee.

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image75
      Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Gasp and horror was exactly what many countries did when George Bush ran a second term , but still it was seen to be democratic?

      I wonder truly if anyone cared who won it , that is , until Obama did hmmm...

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        sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        The problem is he's a rookie by any measure. We need to see where he leads us first then pass judgement.

        1. Eaglekiwi profile image75
          Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          We dont get to judge ,they do and did lol

    2. ReuVera profile image86
      ReuVeraposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      The same committee gave Noble PEACE Prize to Yaser Arafat in 1994.....
      Go know.....

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image75
        Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Do you know why they did?

  30. Eaglekiwi profile image75
    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago

    In case you dont , it is explained here

    http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peac … t-bio.html

    Peace iniatives

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      sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Europeans hate Israel with a passion and would love to castrate the US. Arafat! That man had phoney tatooed on his forehead! That why the Europeans have little if any credibility with the consevatives in America and this non-sense is why we should become an isolationist country again.

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image75
        Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Oh God ,for some reason I cannot fully express ,your thoughts bother me!

        Do you want peace ?
        How do hope to keep it?

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          sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I understand your feelings completely. America needs to move on and remove itself from the world forum we're war mongers and haters and since we mess up everything we touch we should mind our own buisness.

          1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
            Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            The Lunarians have just surrendered! Mission Accomplished

            U S A, U S A, U S A

            1. glendoncaba profile image81
              glendoncabaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              lol big_smile

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            Scott.Lifeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Rant, rant, rant, Illogical, conspiracy, Rants, paranoia rants, religion, rants

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    It has all the appearance that the choice was made again, like their choice for Yasser was, on hope. Hope for peace is not a bad thing. It was still their decision.

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    shinujohn2008posted 7 years ago

    He deserves it

  33. kerryg profile image87
    kerrygposted 7 years ago

    It leaves me wondering who the other nominees were. I voted for Obama and support most of his policies, but this still seems incredibly premature to me. I don't deny he's made some important first steps to better relations with the rest of the world, but that's exactly what they are. First steps. He ain't no Nelson Mandela!

    Frankly, my first thought was that it was more a big old F*** YOU to Bush than an actual award to Obama. And happy as I am to flip off Bush, this doesn't seem like the most appropriate way to do it. ~shrugs~

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
      Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You nailed it.

  34. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago

    By KARL RITTER and MATT MOORE, Associated Press Writers

    Obama's election and foreign policy moves caused a dramatic improvement in the image of the U.S. around the world. A 25-nation poll of 27,000 people released in July by the Pew Global Attitudes Project found double-digit boosts to the percentage of people viewing the U.S. favorably in countries around the world. That indicator had plunged across the world under President George W. Bush.

    The award appeared to be a slap at Bush from a committee that harshly criticized Obama's predecessor for his largely unilateral military action in the wake of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. The Nobel committee praised Obama's creation of "a new climate in international politics" and said he had returned multilateral diplomacy and institutions like the U.N. to the center of the world stage.

    Entire article

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    Actually I don't think anyone was more stunned by this than the man himself as well as the White House.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image84
      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Don't you know...it was all planned. He bribed the Nobel Committee when he was in Europe last week smile

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        ralwusposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        ROFLMAO, really?

        1. Uninvited Writer profile image84
          Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I'm sure Fox is investigating it as we speak. And ACORN is probably involved wink

          1. Aqua profile image78
            Aquaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            You can bet your sweet bippy on that one! smile

          2. kerryg profile image87
            kerrygposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I am really looking forward to seeing the fits the wingnuts throw, especially after the way they were patting themselves on the back for losing the Olympic bid. roll

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    Glenn is going to have a heart attack! As well as Rush. And, oh Bill and...

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image84
      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      The Nobel Committee will be trashed until they award the Nobel Peace Prize to a Republican president, then they will be saints.

      1. Aqua profile image78
        Aquaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        but the great thing is the Nobel Committee would be saying "Glen Who?" and "Rush Who?"

  37. blue dog profile image80
    blue dogposted 7 years ago

    perhaps he received the award for what he had accomplished in the year ending at feb. 1.  for those with a short attention span, there was excitement and electricity in the air, not just in america, but many parts of the world.

    there was hope.  there was a chance for change.  it's obvious that the award was given based on the sense of unity prior to feb 1. 

    what he has done since then is of no relevance to what he did before then.  in fact, if the award were based on achievements achieved from february 1 until today, there is little doubt it would have been given to sarah palin.  you betcha.

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    We are focusing on this and they just blew up the moon a few hours ago. LOL that's the big news LOL

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image84
      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I saw that live...very cool. But there was no Kaboom!

      http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u79/Sukeep/Marvin-Wallpaper-marvin-the-martian.jpg

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      Scott.Lifeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      A dud at the cost of a mere 79 million dollars to taxpayers...that's where my stimulus money went I knew it.

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image84
        Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        A lot of good may come out of that, especially if man is thinking of setting up bases on the moon. It must be the sci-fi nerd in me but I love this stuff.

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          Scott.Lifeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I think its time we stop worrying about the rest of the world in the US and set about conquering space and the other planets for ourselves Ha then we'll have all the natural resources!!

          1. Aqua profile image78
            Aquaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Does that mean there will eventually be wars on the moon too?

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              Scott.Lifeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Star Wars DUH!! you didn't think it was just a movie did you?

              1. Aqua profile image78
                Aquaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                lol

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            sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Rant,rant,rant,rant,illoggical rant, rant, rant...............

        2. kerryg profile image87
          kerrygposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          LOL. A not-insignificant part of the reason I am such a strong environmentalist and anti-war advocate is because I refuse to let the human race kill itself off before we figure out long distance space travel. ~is a huge geek~

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    Well, don't know the outcome yet, but no pictures, yet.

  40. magdielqr profile image60
    magdielqrposted 7 years ago

    Everywhere the world works the same way. When a ruler blamed the previous government management

    1. 0
      ryankettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      But America is just one of two major world economies in recession. So they clearly dont work in the same way.

  41. 0
    Scott.Lifeposted 7 years ago

    LindaGoffigan has already published a hub on this...she does not screw around.

  42. luciano63 profile image78
    luciano63posted 7 years ago

    What for? It looks to me more like a way of reinforcing a certain cultural change then real deserved activities and qualities. I like him a lot, but this nobel is really too fast!

  43. rebekahELLE profile image91
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    Obama speaks at 10:30 a.m. certain he woke up to quite a surprise.
    cheers Obama.

  44. readytoescape profile image60
    readytoescapeposted 7 years ago

    One has to wonder what fantasy trip the Nobel prize committee was on to have even considered this nomination yet alone ratify it. Apparently the planned world apology tour blaming “evil Americans” for all the world’s ills was enough for the 5-member committee, comprised of 4 women, including one avowed socialist, to swoon.

    Since invitations to nominate are sent out to “qualified” nominators in September and must be post marked not later than February 1st and it only takes one “qualified” person to nominate, it is reasonable to assume the Obama machine had this one in the works for a while. Imagine doing all that peace prize stuff in just 10 days after the January 21st inauguration. Oh wait, how long does it take for a letter to get to Norway from here?

    He must have gotten it for picking out the correct drapes or a bedspread with a Norwegian pattern. What a joke and a Hoax.

    Who might the qualified nominator be? Considering the nominators qualifications rules list I would guess this “honor” fell upon Former President and Peace Prize winner Jimmy Carter. And since this information is kept, by rule, under wraps for 50 years we can only guess. Way to go Jimmy, another fell swoop in your continuing fight to prove us all idiots to the rest of the world.

    We can now assume this great hollow victory will now be considered a success and another stepping stone along the path of the continued campaign towards mediocrity and the one world vision of socialistic complacency.

    The left’s fawning is beyond laughable.

    1. Bibowen profile image90
      Bibowenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      It's not just all the bowing to Obama, but the foot-kissing has to go. C'mon people, have a little self-respect....

  45. 0
    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    I think Americans don't know what we want, but we are ready to bite somebody to get it.

  46. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    What a farce! Nobel committee sank below bottom. sad

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      Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Misha - I just love your voice of sanity smile

    2. atomswifey profile image69
      atomswifeyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      you can say that again misha

      1. blue dog profile image80
        blue dogposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        ah, two hubpage heavyweights, weighing in on sinking.

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          Star Witnessposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Stupid fascist socialist commie Obama!  Why, I heard he eats little white babies sometimes, or at least supports abortions, wink.

          1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
            Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            He also invented Swine Flu to wipe out Whitey.

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              Star Witnessposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              The only people who got any sense is those terrorists who also derided Obama for winning that prize given out by the eurotrash.  What's a patriot to do?

            2. blue dog profile image80
              blue dogposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              he's also responsible for crashing the rocket into the moon, in an attempt to wipe out any white babies created from previous moon missions.

              1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
                Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Don't forget, he used voodoo mind tricks to turn the formerly erudite Sarah Palin into a babbling idiot thus stealing the election.

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      A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      They dug underneath to pull this one out!

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    cosetteposted 7 years ago

    "the Messiah"?

    neutral oh boy.   really?   wow.




    it does tend to diminish the value of the prize itself. Ghandi suffered and endured much in his quest for peace. the President was given this honor for his "extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples".

    i didn't see anything "extraordinary" in his first two weeks as President, or since.

    "extraordinary" means: "beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable; "extraordinary authority"; "an extraordinary achievement"; far more than usual or expected".

    i would say this about anyone who won after a two-week-old body of work, not just Barack Obama.







    'k, THAT was funny! big_smile

  48. pageantgirl31413 profile image88
    pageantgirl31413posted 7 years ago

    I agree with some with a little bit of everyone. It's great that America got this prize. Although I also agree that this is a little over the top. There are so many more people out there that have done so much more for our world. He hasn't done much. Yeah, he may be asking for no nukes but ya know what. He's also putting more of our troops in Afghanistan, bring us more into a war. I don't see that as peace.

    I wish I had been on that committee to hear what their reasons were for choosing him. I think someone else deserved it, not him.

  49. readytoescape profile image60
    readytoescapeposted 7 years ago

    This is almost as prestigious as Roger Rabbit winning the Heisman!

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      A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      He won?

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    zampanoposted 7 years ago

    GBA !

 
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