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Author Topic: Good News & Bad

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Good News & Bad
on: October 8, 2014, 13:22

At the end of this article reporting on Sue Cox being honoured there is a brief piece on the Nobel Peace Prize. In the running is President Putin of Russia (hello, Ukraine!!!) and pope Franky, for bringing "peace to Syria"! I kid you not, peace to Syria. The lunatics have taken over the asylum.

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Re: Good News & Bad
on: October 8, 2014, 14:41

The Nobel Peace Prize has been a political award for a long time, probably because there are rarely genuine contenders. It should only be awarded when there is an outstanding candidate, not annually on the whim of a few people who obviously interpret peace in another may to most of us.

Der Zeit ihre Kunst. Der Kunst ihre Freiheit.

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Re: Good News & Bad
on: October 8, 2014, 15:21

I guess the Nobel peace prize is a bit like the Eurovision song contest. Despite the best efforts of the organisers, it is used as a political or commercial football.

Henry Kissinger winning a peace award despite having illegally bombed Cambodia back to the stone age is a bit like Celine Dion winning an award for music despite being the aural equivalent of Xanax.

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