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  • Trump deserves the Nobel Peace Prize

    10/13/2019 11:36:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Marshalltown Times-Republican ^ | October 14, 2019 | Rachel Marsden
    The prestigious Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded this week, and Donald Trump has made no secret of his belief that he deserves it. During a press conference last month alongside the prime minister of Pakistan, a reporter said to Trump, “Now, if you can solve this outstanding issue of Kashmir, very likely and definitely you will be deserving a Nobel Prize on that,” Trump responded: “I think I’m going to get a Nobel Prize for a lot of things, if they give it out fairly, which they don’t.” After Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize less than a...
  • GRETA THUNBERG SNUBBED FOR NOBEL PEACE PRIZE...

    10/11/2019 11:05:34 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 55 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 11 Oct 2019 | Rosie McCall
    Full title: GRETA THUNBERG SNUBBED FOR NOBEL PEACE PRIZE BY COMMITTEE RUN BY NORWAY, ONE OF THE WORLD'S BIGGEST OIL AND NATURAL GAS The Nobel Committee has surprised oddsmakers by not picking 16-year-old Greta Thunberg to win the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. The five-member Norwegian panel instead announced on Friday that Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed had won the award, "for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and for in particular his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighboring Eritrea," a statement said. Thunberg has become the figurehead of the youth climate movement after skipping school...
  • Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed awarded 2019 Nobel Peace Prize

    10/11/2019 4:12:49 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 32 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | October 11, 2019 | Kelli Dugan
    The 2019 Nobel Peace has been awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, multiple news outlets reported early Friday morning. In addition to his efforts to "achieve peace and international cooperation," Ahmed was also cited for his "decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighboring Eritrea," the Nobel committee said in its official statement. According to CNN, Ahmed was awarded the 100th Peace Prize after brokering "an audacious peace deal" between the two African nations that had raged for two decades. Although Greta Thunberg had been considered a front-runner for the 2019 prize, Ahmed bested hundreds of nominees including...
  • Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize

    Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg is among four people named Wednesday as the winners of a Right Livelihood Award, also known as the "Alternative Nobel." Thunberg is being recognized "for inspiring and amplifying political demands for urgent climate action reflecting scientific facts," the prize foundation said. Advertisement It added that the 16-year-old, who has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, "personifies the notion that everyone has the power to create change. Her example has inspired and empowered people from all walks of life to demand political action." Created in 1980, the annual Right Livelihood Award honors efforts that the...
  • Nobel Peace Prize laureates weigh in on Trump's chance of winning

    09/22/2019 6:42:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 22, 2019 | Hollie McKay
    MÉRIDA, Mexico – The Nobel Prize Committee is just weeks away from announcing its 2019 recipient, months after it surfaced that multiple people nominated President Trump for the esteemed prize. “I believe that much more can and should happen. So far, superficial messages have been sent to the world but real progress, one doesn’t see it,” said former President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos, who won the award in 2016 for orchestrating a historic peace agreement with the country’s violent revel group, known as FARC, following decades of conflict. “We need to see more complete progress.” However, he acknowledged the...
  • Murray Gell-Mann, Nobel Prize-winning physicist who named quarks, dies at 89

    05/26/2019 11:07:45 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 20 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 5/26/19
    Murray Gell-Mann, the Nobel-winning physicist who brought order to the universe by helping discover and classify subatomic particles, has died. He was 89. Gell-Mann died on Friday at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His death was confirmed by the Santa Fe Institute, where he held the title of distinguished fellow, and the California Institute of Technology, where he taught for decades. The cause was not disclosed. Gell-Mann transformed physics by devising a method for sorting subatomic particles into simple groups of eight, based on electric charge, spin and other characteristics. He called his method the “eightfold way” after...
  • Shattered reflections on Hemingway

    03/14/2019 7:43:53 AM PDT · by Ge0ffrey · 33 replies
    The European Conservative ^ | 12/20/18 | G. Smagacz
    But it could be argued that Hemingway should have either chosen his battles more wisely or stayed out of some altogether. During the Spanish Civil War he fought on the side of the Communists. I want to be clear as a tolling bell here. I am NOT saying he should have been fighting on the side of the Fascists. He shouldnÂ’t have been there at all. The Spanish Civil War was not a war of good against evil; it was a war of two evils, between two man-centered ideologies, two modern scourges that continue to reverberate and manifest themselves long...
  • Nobel Chief Finally Admits He Regrets Giving Obama the Peace Prize

    01/04/2019 11:15:53 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 93 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | January 3, 2019 | Warner Todd Huston
    Anyone with half an ounce of brains immediately knew in 2009 that the Nobel Peace Prize committee was making itself look foolish for giving Barack Obama its top award even though he had only been president for about five minutes. Now the group's former secretary is admitting that the whole thing was a huge mistake. Nobel's former secretary, Geir Lundestad, told the media that he thought giving Obama the award would spur him to great accomplishments. Instead, Obama did nothing of note over the next eight years. Lundestad addressed the foolhardy decision in his recently published autobiography, according to the...
  • Activists win Nobel Peace Prize for efforts to end sexual violence in war

    10/05/2018 6:20:17 AM PDT · by DFG · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/05/2018 | AP
    The Nobel Peace Prize on Friday was awarded to a Congolese doctor and a Yazidi former captive of the Islamic State group for their work to highlight and eliminate the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war. Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad “have made a crucial contribution to focusing attention on, and combating, such war crimes,” the Norwegian Nobel Committee said in its announcement. “Denis Mukwege is the helper who has devoted his life to defending these victims. Nadia Murad is the witness who tells of the abuses perpetrated against herself and other.” Mukwege has treated thousands of...
  • Nobel peace prize: Trump and Kim Jong-un among contenders

    10/05/2018 12:02:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | October 5, 2018
    Winner of the award announced on Friday in Oslo The winner of this year’s Nobel peace prize is set to be announced on Friday in Oslo, and while the committee does not make the nominees public there has been plenty of speculation over who could win the prestigious award. All that is known is there are 331 nominees – 216 individuals and 115 groups – according to the Nobel committee. The selection process is highly secretive, but here is a list of potential winners based on bookmakers, that includes controversial figures such as Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump. Kim Jong-un...
  • Donald Trump A Favorite For The Nobel Peace Prize In 2018

    09/05/2018 8:59:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Sports Betting Dime ^ | September 5, 2018 | Don Aguero
    • Can Trump go from “fire and fury” to receiving the Nobel Peace Prize? • The President is currently among the favorites to receive the award, behind only Kim Jong-Un and Moon Jae-In • Is there value in picking Trump or the Korean leaders? Donald Trump was met with chants of “Nobel! Nobel! Nobel!” at one of his Michigan rallies back in April, and back then it seemed ridiculous that a man who once threatened to nuke North Korea could be in the running for the Nobel Peace Prize. Yet here we are. Donald Trump is now one of the...
  • Nobel Prize-winning author VS Naipaul dies aged 85

    08/12/2018 6:26:45 AM PDT · by mononymous · 6 replies
    BBC ^ | 8/12/2018 | BBC
    Novelist Sir VS Naipaul, who won the Nobel Prize in literature, has died aged 85, his family have said. Sir Vidia, who was born in rural Trinidad in 1932, wrote more than 30 books including A Bend in the River and his masterpiece, A House for Mr Biswas.
  • N. Korea Says Denuclearization Talks With Pompeo "Regrettable" (Calls USA "Gangster-Like")

    07/07/2018 8:27:17 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 66 replies
    FOX News Politics ^ | 7 July 2018 | Adam Shaw, FOX News
    North Korea on Saturday accused the U.S. of undermining the spirit of last month’s summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un after what it says were “regrettable” talks with a delegation led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. A statement by the North Korean Foreign Ministry, accusing the U.S. of trying to unilaterally pressure the country into abandoning its nuclear weapons, came shortly after Pompeo’s delegation left the country. "We had expected that the U.S. side would offer constructive measures that would help build trust based on the spirit of the leaders' summit ... we were also thinking about...
  • North Korea Summit: Jimmy Carter Says Deal Might Make Trump Nobel Prize Worthy

    05/22/2018 9:21:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Newsweek ^ | May 22, 2018 | Joe Difazio
    Former President Jimmy Carter believes that President Donald Trump has a legitimate case to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize if he brokers a denuclearization deal with North Korea. Carter won the award in 2002. “If President Trump is successful in getting a peace treaty that’s acceptable to both sides with North Korea, I think he certainly ought to be considered for the Nobel Peace Prize,” said Carter to Politico Magazine’s “Off Message” Podcast. “I think it would be a worthy and a momentous accomplishment that no previous president has been able to realize.” Trump is set to meet with...
  • President Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize after N. Korea summit

    06/13/2018 11:16:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    WHIO-TV ^ | June 13, 2018 | The Associated Press
    Two Norwegian lawmakers have nominated President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize after the Singapore summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Christian Tybring-Gjedde and Per-Willy Amundsen, lawmakers with the populist Progress Party, told Norwegian news agency NTB on Wednesday that Trump “had taken a huge and important step in the direction of the disarmament, peace and reconciliation between North and South Korea.”(continued)
  • Trump's fake Nobel nomination to remain a mystery

    05/13/2018 4:47:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 45 replies
    The Local ^ | 5/08/18
    The Norwegian police said Tuesday they had closed an investigation into Donald Trump's fake Nobel Peace Prize nomination after failing to identify the person behind it. The Norwegian Nobel Institute filed a police report earlier this year after receiving a seemingly fraudulent nomination of the US president for the prestigious prize. Suspicion mounted that the nomination was submitted by a person suspected of committing identity fraud to appear legitimate, as only a select group of individuals -- including members of parliament and government, former laureates and some university professors -- are entitled to propose names.
  • Nobel Prize for Literature delayed amid Swedish Academy 'sex assault' scandal

    05/04/2018 6:39:14 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 6 replies
    BBC ^ | May 4, 2018
    The organisation that decides the Nobel Prize for Literature has said it will not announce an award this year, after it was engulfed in a scandal over sexual assault allegations. The Swedish Academy has been in crisis over its handling of allegations against the husband of a member. She has since quit, as have the academy's head and four other members. The academy says it will now announce the 2018 winner along with the 2019 winner next year. The scandal is the biggest to hit the prize since it was first awarded in 1901. Apart from six years during the...
  • North Korea reportedly hands Trump another big win by releasing US prisoners

    05/02/2018 12:39:15 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 81 replies
    North Korea has released three US detainees in the country, according to media reports, and it meets some of President Donald Trump demands for Pyongyang to demonstrate sincerity before its upcoming US summit. Kim Dong-cheol, Kim Sang-deok, and Kim Hak-seong — three US citizens detained in North Korea for years — have been released from a suspected labor camp and given health treatment and ideological education in Pyongyang. The news follows Trump's hawkish National Security Adviser, John Bolton, calling for the release of the detainees as a way for North Korea to demonstrate its sincerity in talks. North Korea has...
  • President Trump deserves the Nobel Peace Prize for North Korea diplomacy

    05/01/2018 10:25:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    USA Today | May 1, 2018 | James S. Robbins
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/05/01/donald-trump-nobel-peace-prize-north-korea-column/566161002/
  • Pelosi: Trump Might Qualify for Nobel Peace Prize; ‘Let’s See How It Goes’

    05/01/2018 6:39:11 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 29, 2018 | Nicholas Ballasy
    WASHINGTON – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said President Trump could qualify for the Nobel Peace Prize depending on the outcome of ongoing negotiations with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. “We’re a long way from that, but let’s see," Pelosi said in reference to the prize. "There’s always an opportunity for a president of the United States to qualify. Let’s see how it goes."