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Chavez: Nobel peace committee overlooked U.S. wars

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No surprise, perhaps 90% of world's sensible population also saying the same.

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How long will it be before the Federal Reserve bankers try to take over Venezuela (oil)? Obama is one of the biggest saber-rattlers ever, but he got the "peace" award because he was less a war-monger than Bush 2.

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Nobel prizes of 1 million something already given. We should just let this issue go.

The Noble foundation decides,its made by them and its alfred nobel's foundation money. Many new foundations can be formed to give World Peacemaker awards , with more money/fame,just no one else has done it,other than Alfred Nobel.

His invention of dynamite bombs,gave him his fortune.

Dynamite were used in wars in europe,his idea was to give back to society via Nobel Prizes . He intended to reduce damages done, by his dynamite invention fortune via Noble prizes.

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"Chavez believes Obama didn't make any notable accomplishments"

In this case, Chavez is correct.

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This puts the global lefties in a real bind: Which hero do they support?

Decisions, decisions.

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It is a real shame that the Nobel committee didn't create a categorie for 'Opinions'. Chavez, with his interesting opinions, would be sure to win that.

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Great, so some petty 3rd world dictator doesn't like the fact that Obama got the Peace Prize. Let me take that criticism to heart.

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Do you ever take any criticism to heart, SuperLib? Henry Kissinger got the award in the 70s so I would say the Nobel peace prize has very little real value anyway. Nevertheless as one of my students said the other day he should have said 'No thank you'. That would have been the clever option for superman.

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RomeoRamen: STILL bitter about the election results, I see.

"This puts the global lefties in a real bind: Which hero do they support?"

Actually, it doesn't put anybody who supports the Democrats in a bind at all. Not a single person I know likes or supports Chavez, but there is no reason why you can't agree in part with what he's saying -- he's pointing out, late of course, what everyone else on the planet has already said (with a few exceptions). Likewise while anyone in their right mind supports Obama over your past president, but I only know of ONE poster who felt the president deserved the Nobel at this time.

And anyway, if you want to argue something like that, it's actually more the contrary that's true -- it puts people who automatically hate Obama simply because he's a Democrat who slaughtered the Repubs in the last election and is loved world-wide in trouble because you have to agree with one or the other. Die-hard Neo-Cons like yourself cannot do that, which is why you have to deflect and can't do that, even though agreeing with one or the other does not mean you like the person. It's kind of like asking the Republicans to improve their party and get with the times -- it's not possible for them to do. Hell, even Sarge admitted that Chavez is correct on this issue.

But then, logic has never been your strong point.

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Chavez echoing Obama again? Doesn't he have any originality? Obama already said he doesn't deserve it.

But the committee are clever. They have pre-empted Obama with this prize. As a by-product of his subconscious efforts to live up to it, the planet might just be saved...

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Great, so some petty 3rd world dictator doesn't like the fact that Obama got the Peace Prize. Let me take that criticism to heart.

Actually, this is an extremely rare event. Dictator-for-life Chavez saying something reasonable. He is for the first time in his life correct about something. Obama didn't deserve the prize. But then, neither did Algore and Jimmy Carter. Peace prize has long since become a joke, as this proves once again. Sad really when there are so many who are actually deserving of recognition.

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I love being on this forum with members who uninvited take seats on the Nobel Peace Prize Committee and pass their ultimate judgment.

Dictator-for-life Chavez saying something reasonable

The man is incapable of saying or doing anything reasonable. Anything he says or does is for the greater good of Hugo-the-dictator, and only for that purpose. What is 'sad really' is that we have to listen to this character.

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Well...crazy makes strange bedfellows.

Look who is all up and behind one of their favorite guilt-by-association guys now?

If you agree with chavez on this; don't you agree with chavez across the board? That's what I've had preached to me for going on a decade here at JT.

C'mon righties. A little consistency please.

Taka

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Chavez will come around once that he realizes when it comes to the wars he inherited President Obama is not interested in winger goals like "victory" . The righties will b proved wrong, just like they were in Honduras.

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Slap me someone I must be dreaming, I actually agree with Chavez. What exactly merits the peace prize, pulling troops out of Iraq and moving them to Afghanistan? I don't disagree with the policy, it just doesn't merit a nobel peace prize. You would compare Obama to Aung San Suu Kyi, Nelson Mandela, Elie Wiesel and Mother Theresa? Please, what was the peace prize committee thinking?

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Even one of Obama's newest old friend thinks the NPP committee was wrong.

Rush, Glenn and Sarah will pay for this.

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The committee is now on record stating the Nobel prizes are not always given for achievements but as a vehicle of encouragement to follow through with ideas. In other words, they admitted it is an ideological prize for effort. It's interesting to note however their own web site outlines what the awards are all about:

Every year since 1901 the Nobel Prize has been awarded for achievements in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature and for peace.

http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/

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Romeo, the majority of Americans are behind their president.

The Nobel committee clearly stated they chose Obama, in part to encourage him.

Sorry, I'm not quite sure what part of this often-stated fact you don't understand.

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rush, glenn and sarah will pay for this.

What on earth are you raving on about? How do you possibly justify claiming victomhood for any of the aforementioned morons with regards to Pres. Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize?

That is a statement that doesn't even resemble anything sane.

rush, glenn and sarah will pay for this.

It's like trying to make sense of Syd Barret lyrics. Holy crap.

Taka

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wow, the rightwingers are lining up behind Chavez now? Palin, beck, limbaugh, wilson, chavez, who is next, Kim? The wingers line up behind only the real nutters.

Once again the nobel committee picked obama cause in their wisdom he as done more for peace that any other person in the last year. No one disputes this that is sane.

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RomeoRamenII at 01:17 AM JST - 13th October

“Every year since 1901 the Nobel Prize has been awarded for achievements in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature and for peace.”

You are right but miss one interesting point, the peace prize is given by the Norwegians and all the rest are given by the Swedes and I have no idea why this is.

As for Cahvez saying Obama doesn’t deserve the prize that just means I will have to change my own opinion.

Obama does deserves the prize.

I also have no idea why about this either, except there is no way I will agree with anything Chavez says.

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