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Why do you think President Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize?

  1. neonline69 profile image60
    neonline69posted 7 years ago

    What do you think are the reasons for which the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Barack Obama?

    Barack Obama is the fourth President to win the Nobel Peace Prize behind Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and Jimmy Carter. Tell with us why YOU think President Obama won this prestigious award.

    Leave Comments/ Answers below.

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

      He Got it because he is trying to systematicaly take apart the USA, and the EU folks think its great! well...They got till 2012, and this bull s..t stops!

      They want favors and to see the dollar fall, but they do not realise, what really happens if it does. And they are underestimating the US population seriously so!

      Jon

      1. livelonger profile image89
        livelongerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Trivia question: Is Norway part of the EU?

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          A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Thats funny, out of all that he said you chose that to respond to, not a single denial, just that.

      2. LiamBean profile image90
        LiamBeanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        The sky is falling, the sky is falling. Jeeze! Conspiracy nuts abound.

    2. video lost profile image61
      video lostposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      The reason is that all these mentioned people belong to Freemasonry directly or indirectly and the founding fathers of America or Satanica (whatever) are Freemasons and the whole world is under the dark clouds of Non Religious philosophical ideologies of Freemasonry, Kabbalah, Zionism, Hinduism, Conscious oriented themes etc. Killing, butchering and sebmerging the world in usury are one of the ultimate objectives of these ideologies and Obama is very efficiently involved in that. So how can they deny this meager prize of ultimate racket to Osama .. oh sorry, Obama

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        A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Uh huh.roll

      2. tksensei profile image61
        tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        ...............................huh?

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          Ghost32posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          ................................eh?

          1. Don W profile image82
            Don Wposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            ...............................what?

            1. video lost profile image61
              video lostposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Yes,

              The reason is that all these mentioned people belong to Freemasonry directly or indirectly and the founding fathers of America or Satanica (whatever) are Freemasons and the whole world is under the dark clouds of Non Religious philosophical ideologies of Freemasonry, Kabbalah, Zionism, Hinduism, Conscious oriented themes etc. Killing, butchering and sebmerging the world in usury are one of the ultimate objectives of these ideologies and Obama is very efficiently involved in that. So how can they deny this meager prize of ultimate racket to Osama .. oh sorry, Obama

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

                Welcome back Usman.  We missed you.

    3. youcanwin profile image38
      youcanwinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      His contribution to crub the world economic downturn is considered.

    4. Bibowen profile image89
      Bibowenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I think it was a clerical error. I think they meant to give him the "Nobel Appeasement Prize" instead of the "Nobel Peace Prize."

    5. Beeline to Goods profile image61
      Beeline to Goodsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I think President Obummer won the Nobel Peace Prize because he is a puppet who needs his strings waxed so that he can provide a smoother show for the waiting American public.  I am sure he must have had to print up lots of cash to buy that sheep skin for his resume.  The informed and rightly skeptical, discerning American public doesn't believe Obummer was AWARDED the Nobel Peace Prize.  The only ones convinced he deserved it are he and his daughter Mileigha.  I think he purchased this award to let the American public know that he plans to continue to mock and shit on all of the proper avenues of public conduct. This is just the beginning kiddies. Those behind the scenes of the Obummer puppet show have been dumbing down the American public for generations now with poor public education, influx of drugs, tearing down of the American family, introducing lax morals through movies, TV, press etc. Introducing non-english speaking into the american public...The list just goes on. The youth of today's society are responsible for buying in on evil lies and promises.  I read your comments, and weep to see that they have us exactly where they need us to be to get the job done. I read the comment on conspiracy theories and can't help but believe that you all know it is true, but are too afraid to process it as reality, thus the chicken little comment.

  2. Len Cannon profile image88
    Len Cannonposted 7 years ago

    As a show of approval for tentative ideas regarding nuclear disarmament and unconditional peace talks in the middle east.  Like many Nobel Peace Prizes, this was more of a "we like your ideas, now use this money and prestige to DO them" rather than a reward for completing a task.

    It is why the Nobel Peace Prize significantly differs from Nobel Prizes in economics, medicine or any other category the honor is awarded.

    Probably quite a bit of "me-too" voting and the name recognition helps in the same way well advertised films have a better chance of winning an Academy Award.

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    sandra rinckposted 7 years ago

    I really have no idea.  I would award the NPP to someone who actually does stuff... Angolina Jolee, Bono, an Israele woman who collects food and clothing and distributes them through the war torn countries on foot and by herself etc...

    Oh wait, I guess true peace awards don't go to humanitarian efforts.  Nor do they go to people who collectively strive for peace in their daily lives by enriching others with peace etc.

    1. Don W profile image82
      Don Wposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hello Sandra. Don't think we've ever spoken. I'm Don. Nice to meet you smile

      How does writing a UN resolution on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Nuclear Disarmament (UNSC Resolution: 1887) which is then unanimously adopted by the 15 U.N. security council members, not constitute a "humanitarian effort"?

      I appreciate that effort can't be seen in bricks, mortar, food, water and shelter, but surely helping to stop the world blowing itself to bits qualifies as a "strive for peace".

      1. Misha profile image75
        Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Do you seriously believe he wrote it? yikes

        Just wondering, how many resolution authors (nominal authors at that, not real ones) were awarded the NPP? wink

        1. Don W profile image82
          Don Wposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Hello Misha. Seen you in around in the forum, never really spoken. Nice to meet you.

          If by “wrote it” you mean do I believe was the driving force behind what went into the resolution, then yes. If you mean did he actually physically type the thing, then no.

          In 2004 as a Senator, he toured Eastern Europe with republican Senator Lugar, because he thought Lugar’s work on the Nunn-Lugar non proliferation program (based on legislation they introduced in 1992) was good. In 2005 he co-sponsored a bill with Lugar to update the Nunn-Lugar program by making important expansions to it. That Act (the Lugar-Obama Act) became law in 2007 and makes important expansions on the non proliferation of nuclear weapons program.

          Is it likely given that background that he had a big part to play in the drafting of the non-proliferation resolution? I’d say so. Moreover, is it likely the main reason his administration was involved in drafting such a resolution is because he pushed for it to do so, as this is an issue that he has personally been involved with for at least five years? I’d say the chances are high. That effort can hardly be called “nominal”.

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    A Texanposted 7 years ago

    Why did Obama get the Nobel Peace Prize?

    His worldwide celebrity earned him this prize, the Nobel committee just wanted to give him a thumbs up on winning the Presidency. His greatest accomplishment in office is he is not George W Bush.

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      sandra rinckposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      ROTFLMAO!

    2. thranax profile image58
      thranaxposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Agreed. Whoever isn't George W Bush wins all awards I can think of.

      ~thranax~

    3. LiamBean profile image90
      LiamBeanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Wow. You know in part that's very true. Without his celebrity he certainly wouldn't have the world-wide following he has. And there's a nugget of truth in the "he's not George Bush" assertion too.

      Damn dude! You just surprised the "poop" outta me.

  5. dejajolie profile image61
    dejajolieposted 7 years ago

    Oh guys did someone just compare a freakin celebrity to the President! I think I just threw up in my throat. If AL freakin' Gore can get a NPP- yeah I think he deserves one. Did anyone bother to look at his resume or do we simply accept all what the media says, yeah that's probably it. Bottom line, none of us deserve it, so why not give it to him!!!!!!!!

    1. Misha profile image75
      Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Give it to me then smile

  6. donotfear profile image92
    donotfearposted 7 years ago

    I'm not sure why he won it either...Why didn't they give it to Ronald Reagan when he was living? He directly influenced the 'tearing down'of the Berlin Wall.

    1. LiamBean profile image90
      LiamBeanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Good Lord is that canard still floating around? "Tear down this wall", is not the same as screwing up and making an announcement on East German radio that convinced the population to go to the streets and start tearing down the wall.

      The East German media "tore down the wall" not Regan! It wasn't The Pope either and I've heard it was his doing too. If you really want to know how it happened read this;

      http://www.slate.com/id/2221960/?from=r … f=obinsite

      You'll notice that neither Regan nor the Pope are mentioned.

      All Regan did was tax the middle-class, give tax breaks to the rich, and put a whole bunch of mental health patients on the street.

      And they all ended up on the West Coast...where I live...in Ronald Regan's home state. Thanks Ronnie!

      No, the real heros were the East Germans who took a chance and massed in the streets. And perhaps the one person who had the most to do with the fall of the wall was a Hungarian reformist named Miklos Nemeth.

      Ronald Regan my arse!

      1. tksensei profile image61
        tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Reagan did 'tear down the wall' by winning the Cold War (Bush was the closer, but Reagan gets the win).

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        A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Slate.com, you couldn't find a more left wing rag? Excuse me, I have to give this lunacy what it deserves.HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
        With this latest revision of history you didn't surprise the "poop" outa me.

  7. Epleeba1 profile image77
    Epleeba1posted 7 years ago

    President Obama was named the recipient of the Peace Prize but the voting citizens of this country actually earned it. In the eyes of the international community we have shown intelligence and a willingness to embrace diversity that has not been associated with this country for many years. We were given the prize for wresting control of our government away from the well paid Republicans.

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      sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      WHAT!?.............................Better luck next time Larry.

  8. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    megalomania? wink

  9. johnb0127 profile image76
    johnb0127posted 7 years ago

    He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize because he did absolutely nothing. 

    Did you hear Obama went to a football game yesterday? Yeah, he won the Heisman Trophy

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image64
      prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Well, his ideas and plans about peace are at place. He just need to make it work. He cant do it alone. It is like awarding a scientist a seed money for a project proposal,(is a proposal enough to win an award?) because the proposal is awesome, but will it work? we dont know yet, time and history will tell and judge what he does anyway. Lets give him a chance and respect the giver of the award..

  10. neocobra5 profile image61
    neocobra5posted 7 years ago

    I think the idea behind it was to encourage him to work harder. With all these people wondering why he got it he's either gonna have to become what he was awarded for or die in shame of having an award while the nation hates him for it. I think it will force him to take extra actions to improve the nation.

  11. tksensei profile image61
    tksenseiposted 7 years ago

    ......................................................

  12. Jackson Riddle profile image69
    Jackson Riddleposted 7 years ago

    Seriously, everyone get off Obama's back. He deserved the prize, he got the prize and you can't take it away from him. Go and join the Nobel Prize commitee and then you can give it to whoever you want to, until then Obama's awesome. Too bad Australia doesn't have someone like him, Kevin Rudd is a joke.

    1. tksensei profile image61
      tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Why?

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

        His efforts to bring awareness to the world on things like nuclear weapons, climate change etc etc will only be furthered by winning the prize.

        1. tksensei profile image61
          tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Ok, what has he done to accomplish anything regarding those issues?

        2. video lost profile image61
          video lostposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          what about his own country, USA and it's nuclear weapons. Has he done anything regarding his own weapons???

      2. cally2 profile image60
        cally2posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I'll second that. Wassie done so far? He talks a good talk and I applaud him for that. But sorry he still runs the country that is having more and bigger wars than anyone else. Peace prize? I'm going to go away and f*** for virginity.

  13. Jackson Riddle profile image69
    Jackson Riddleposted 7 years ago

    Ok, this is the third thread that is about him winning the peace prize. Go and read them because I honestly can't be bothered to talk to all these Naive people who think they know all about Obama and all about the Nobel Prize committee.

    So to all those non believers, get off the anti-Obama band wagon, you should be grateful that he is your president.

    1. tksensei profile image61
      tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah! Maybe we could show our appreciation for him through song!

      1. cally2 profile image60
        cally2posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        can we we sing in a Native American language please.

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    poetlorraineposted 7 years ago

    +

    could it be because he is a peaceful man, and would never encourage war.  He would never even hurt a flea, would he

  15. Abs Machine profile image62
    Abs Machineposted 7 years ago

    Well I guess it's because he represents new hopes for a better understanding with the other countries. Instead of Bush's "let's bomb them away" approach he again creates strategic alliences, tries to cooperate with as many countries as possible, engages for the peace in Middle East.

  16. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    The rest of the world mostly loves Obama. He represents a hope for peace to so many.

  17. praisejoe profile image60
    praisejoeposted 7 years ago

    Give me the nobel prize

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

      Nice contribution, keep it up.

      1. praisejoe profile image60
        praisejoeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        yeah, thanks but I really man if no one deserves it then..........

  18. Don W profile image82
    Don Wposted 7 years ago

    This thread reminds me of the Monty Python sketch from Life of Brian.

    Reg: All right... all right... but apart from better sanitation, and medicine, and education, and irrigation, and public health, and roads, and a freshwater system, and baths, and public order... what have the Romans done for us?

    Xerxes: Brought peace!

    Reg: What!? Oh... Peace, yes... shut up!

    big_smile

  19. eovery profile image61
    eoveryposted 7 years ago

    He is the Great Messiah.  He is an open slate that is anything you want him to be.  Who does actually know Obama?  Many still don't know him.  Every thinks of him how they think he should be.  Many feel he is a moderate, when actually he records shows that he is the most liberal president ever.   

    He got it on what he can or will do.

    The media did the biggest cover up on him ever.  50% of the people do not even knows that he smoked at the time of the elections.  Was that not a cover up?

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      sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hear!Hear!

  20. VENUGOPAL SIVAGNA profile image61
    VENUGOPAL SIVAGNAposted 7 years ago

    I think Obama was awarded Nobel Prize for his double standards on terrorism... Aiding Pakistan with billions of dollars to fight terrorism, while not willing to take note that terrorism stems from Pakistan only.... The American dollar goes directly to the terrorists through Pakistan.

    Just by convening a meeting on Non-proliferation, no one can stop the spread of weapons... until and unless the NPT becomes impartial.

    Nobel Prize is loosing its glory.

 
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