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Climate activists tipped for peace prize
Reuters ^ | October 5, 2007 | By John Acher

Posted on 10/05/2007 3:45:12 PM PDT by RightWingConspirator

OSLO (Reuters) - Former Vice President Al Gore and other campaigners against climate change lead experts' choices for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, an award once reserved for statesmen, peacemakers and human rights activists.

If a campaigner against global warming carries off the high world accolade later this month, it will accentuate a shift to reward work outside traditional peacekeeping and reinforce the link between peace and the environment.

The winner, who will take $1.5 million in prize money, will be announced in the Norwegian capital on October 12 from a field of 181 nominees.

Gore, who has raised awareness with his book and Oscar-winning documentary "An Inconvenient Truth," and Canadian Inuit activist Sheila Watt-Cloutier, who has shed light on how global warming affects Arctic peoples, were nominated to share the prize by two Norwegian parliamentarians.

"I think they are likely winners this year," said Stein Toennesson, director of Oslo's International Peace Research Institute (PRIO) and a long-time Nobel Peace Prize watcher.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: agw; globalwarming; idiocy
Once again idiocy reigns in Oslo as the Nobel Peace Prize selections are made. Yassir Arafat and Jimmie Carter--is it possible to cheapen the Nobel Peace Prize any more than it has been--well yes it is if it is awarded to Al Gore.
1 posted on 10/05/2007 3:45:13 PM PDT by RightWingConspirator
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To: RightWingConspirator

I think that if I could figure out how to kill billions of people, and do it, I too could be win the Peace Prize.


2 posted on 10/05/2007 3:54:11 PM PDT by coloradan (Failing to protect the liberties of your enemies establishes precedents that will reach to yourself.)
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To: RightWingConspirator
“If a campaigner against global warming carries off the high world accolade later this month”

it will serve as another demonstration that the moonbats have total control of the selection process.

3 posted on 10/05/2007 3:54:23 PM PDT by vetsvette (Bring Him Back)
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4 posted on 10/05/2007 3:56:56 PM PDT by mirkwood (chilly tonight in Maine 40 degrees F)
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To: RightWingConspirator

Wasn’t Rush Limbaugh nominated? Wonder what his chances are?


5 posted on 10/05/2007 3:56:56 PM PDT by ghost of nixon
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To: RightWingConspirator

Shocked I tell you, shocked — That the Noebel peace prize would go to the person who either wins the bash Bush, bash America competition or does the most furthering world socialisms, that’s a real shock. What Jimmuh ‘the dumb’ Carter is unavailable this year?

How is this peace anything?

Nobel Peace Prize — Just another lefty socialist hack agenda driven outfit.


6 posted on 10/05/2007 4:00:00 PM PDT by Tarpon
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To: ghost of nixon

Somewhere between slim and none. Which is why we need a new prize. A few years ago, I proposed a Ronald Wilson Reagan Peace Through Strength Prize. Rest assured, a terrorist like Arafat wouldn’t have a prayer at it.


7 posted on 10/05/2007 4:00:13 PM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper (Now more popular than Congress!* *According to a new RasMESSen Poll.)
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To: ghost of nixon

Zero. Given that Arafat and Carter won, the selection process has all the objectivity of the Academy Awards for Best Documentary, e.g. Bowling for Columbine.


8 posted on 10/05/2007 4:01:04 PM PDT by coloradan (Failing to protect the liberties of your enemies establishes precedents that will reach to yourself.)
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To: RightWingConspirator

Anyone wonder if promises were made to the Goracle to stay out of this race? It occurs to me from time to time.


9 posted on 10/05/2007 4:01:29 PM PDT by Bahbah
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To: ghost of nixon
Yes, Rush has been nominated. They way the prize committee hates America, his chances aren’t good at all.
10 posted on 10/05/2007 4:02:25 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: RightWingConspirator

What constitutes eligibility for a “Peace” prize? Are there no rules? Or do they just pick the most outrageous personality on the planet at the time?


11 posted on 10/05/2007 4:04:11 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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I would love to see Algore win, just because it would frost BJ Clinton to no end.
12 posted on 10/05/2007 4:09:28 PM PDT by BigBobber
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13 posted on 10/05/2007 4:17:11 PM PDT by xcamel (FDT/2008)
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Other winners....if Gore wins he’ll be in great company

2005
The prize was awarded jointly to:

INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY and MOHAMED ELBARADEI

2002
The prize was awarded to:

JIMMY CARTER JR., former President of the United States of America,

2001
The prize was awarded to:

UNITED NATIONS, New York, NY, USA

KOFI ANNAN, United Nations Secretary General

1994
The prize was awarded joinly to:

YASSER ARAFAT , Chairman of the Executive Committee of the PLO, President of the Palestinian National Authority.

1988
THE UNITED NATIONS PEACE-KEEPING FORCES New York, NY, U.S.A.

1981
OFFICE OF THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES Geneva, Switzerland.


14 posted on 10/05/2007 4:23:54 PM PDT by COUNTrecount
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To: BigBobber
I would love to see Algore win, just because it would frost BJ Clinton to no end.

That's funny. Would he feel the need to one-up AlGore? Maybe become King of the World or something? And then AlGore could be vice King of the World?

15 posted on 10/05/2007 4:26:15 PM PDT by liege
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To: BigBobber
it would frost BJ Clinton to no end

He's scheduled to get HIS right before the "08 election

16 posted on 10/05/2007 4:30:21 PM PDT by digger48
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To: RightWingConspirator

So, they need to change the name from Peace Prize to Liberal Hack Award. Since it has nothing to do with peace any longer. It has become a liberal prize.


17 posted on 10/05/2007 4:30:27 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (Marxist Dimocrats & Harry Reid are the true PHONY supporters of the Military.)
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To: RightWingConspirator

And making millions selling phony “carbon offsets” to suckers contributes to world peace how, exactly?


18 posted on 10/05/2007 5:21:10 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Argus

And making millions selling phony “carbon offsets” to suckers contributes to world peace how, exactly?

Actually, in a sick sense it does. Just by bringing it up he gets the Gore 2000 voters. Then he gets the dimwits ( current percentage around 60% in the U.S.) Then he rallies the tree-huggers and enviro-nazis. I would not want to leave out the Katie Couric-like Hate America crowd.


19 posted on 10/05/2007 5:33:39 PM PDT by mirkwood (chilly tonight in Maine 40 degrees F)
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To: mirkwood

Actually, in a sick sense it does. Just by bringing it up he gets the Gore 2000 voters. Then he gets the dimwits ( current percentage around 60% in the U.S.) Then he rallies the tree-huggers and enviro-nazis. I would not want to leave out the Katie Couric-like Hate America crowd.

Then the all sit around a campfire..no burning trees..around a lake..no someone will have to urinate or defecate which will harm the fish..oh hell, let’s just go to one of Al Gore’s houses and talk about it in the heated sauna!


20 posted on 10/05/2007 5:39:06 PM PDT by mirkwood (chilly tonight in Maine 40 degrees F)
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To: RightWingConspirator

Like Marion Jones today, they will just have to strip Gore of his Peace Prize in 10 years when we find out he was really full of crap to start with.


21 posted on 10/05/2007 5:43:56 PM PDT by JustDoItAlways
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To: coloradan

Let’s be honest here. Al Gore doesn’t stand a chance at winning the Nobel Peace Prize. Not when Robert Mugabe fulfills so many more of the criteria.


22 posted on 10/05/2007 8:53:52 PM PDT by Aussieteen
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