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Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

AbbeyRoad (198852) writes | about 5 years ago

Politics 3

AbbeyRoad writes "OSLO (Reuters) — U.S. President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for giving the world "hope for a better future" and striving for nuclear disarmament. ... The Norwegian Nobel Committee praised Obama for "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.""
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Nobels are contagious (1)

andre.david (1373517) | about 5 years ago | (#29690385)

Hmm... So, hiring Nobel laureates to one's office pays in Nobel prizes?

Oh, wait. The guy is actually proactively promoting nuclear test-ban and non-proliferation.

Consider he was in office TEN days by the cutoff (3, Insightful)

Shivetya (243324) | about 5 years ago | (#29690501)

for the nomination and it makes this nomination, let alone win, look purchased.

So, we now give the award for good speeches? Really, they cannot claim that his campaign for President was so great that by the February 1st deadline for nomination for this award that he supplanted all other nominees?

This from the group who never gave it to Ghandi, gave it to Arafat, and then to Gore for a slide show.

If they are looking to become irrelevant and nothing more than a political connectedness award then they are succeeding.

Nomination mystery (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 years ago | (#29690589)

_ Myth: Candidates can be nominated until the last minute. The nomination deadline is eight months before the announcement, with a strictly enforced deadline of Feb. 1. Common misconceptions about the Nobel Peace Prize []
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