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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:14 PM
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Nobel Peace Prize 2005:Hugo Chavez makes the final list, Powell, Bono
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 05:16 PM by cal04
Nobel Peace Prize 2005: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez makes the final list

VHeadline commentarist Carlos Herrera writes: The Nobel Commission for the Peace Prize has received 199 nominations including Colin Powell, the U2 singer Bono and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. In the final highly-secret list, there are 163 individuals and 36 organizations, which is an all time record according to the commission secretary Geir Lundestad. The increase in nominations proves that the prize continues to create great interest, Lundstad said. An article published in VHeadline.com on November 26 last year, headlined Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez Frias proposed for the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize aroused great interest ... some of it very negative. The author received a myriad of insults and threats to his physical well-being from the peace loving opposition democrats opposed to Chavez and the Bolivarian Revolution.

Since that piece was published, Chavez has continued his humanitarian projects, the most recent of which are extending Mission Miracle in alliance with Cuba to correct blindness and sight disorders to the whole of the American continent, including the US and the Caribbean. He has also offered crude oil, gasoline and heating oil at preferential, financed rates to smaller Caribbean countries, as well as Uruguay and Paraguay which are struggling with the sky high price of energy.

The improvement in cash flow of these countries generated by the financing aspect at 1% per year, allows their governments to use this surplus to invest in social programs. This initiative has also taken into account poor communities, schools, hospitals, old peoples homes facing a predicted brutally cold winter in the United States ... part of this program includes donations of heating oil as well as financing part of the deliveries from CITGO, a 100%-owned US-based Venezuelan company based in Houston with 8 refineries delivering to over 14,000 gasoline stations. Pilot projects will be underway in Chicago and Boston as of October 14.

Whether or not the Bolivarians will have cause to celebrate on October 7 does not really matter. The fact that President Chavez nomination has got this far is a victory in itself and a vindication of the humanist projects he has put in place to benefit the historically-excluded and dispossessed -- not only in Venezuela but now throughout the American continent and the Caribbean.

rest of the article
http://www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=46184
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tompayne1 Donating Member (346 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:16 PM
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1. it is kinda funny
When bono is the only one who really deserves the prize.
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Gman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:18 PM
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3. Chavez deserves the prize the most
for all he's done this year.
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tompayne1 Donating Member (346 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:22 PM
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4. I don't know
I have been to Venezuela and they are not overly fond of Hugo.
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Missy M Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:05 PM
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11. I think maybe you were talking to the wrong people.
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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:16 PM
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2. Cindy Sheehan?
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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:25 PM
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5. I hope that's a reference to Cozy Powell
or the late actor Dick Powell, or even Adam Clayton Powell. But the notion of someone from chimpy's administration getting the nobel peace prize is just twisted.

onenote
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:27 PM
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6. what the fuck did Powell make the list for ?
i sure can't come up with anything.
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Lecky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:33 PM
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7. Colin Powell???
In what kind of bizarro world do we live in?
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Buns_of_Fire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:34 PM
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8. What? No George Walker Bunnypants?
Chavez, however, is up against some very stiff competition including Colin Powell (for his efforts to end the 21-year civil war in Sudan); the ex-governor of Illinois, George Ryan (for his campaign to abolish the death sentence in the US); Israeli Mordechai Vanunu (for denouncing the existence of nuclear weapons in his country); the Japanese Hidankyo group (survivors of the US' atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki).

The Norwegian press has also reported that late Pope John Paul II is also on the secret list as well as the Salvation Army, the ex-President of the Czech Republic Vaclav Havel and the Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar.

I'm just shocked. SHOCKED, I tell you! :wow:

(Yes, yes, I know Our Glorious Leader has been nominated by SOMEBODY. That said, though, he's got about as much chance of winning it as I do...)
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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:01 PM
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10. If Georgie's on the list....I predict an earthquake soon in Oslo.
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 06:01 PM by mcscajun
That much laughter out of the Norwegian Nobel Committee ought to raise a few blips on the Richter Scale.

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
:hide: :hide: :hide: :hide: :hide: :hide: :hide: :hide: :hide: :hide:

"By the terms of Alfred Nobel's will the Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded by the Norwegian Nobel Committee since 1901.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee, whose five members are appointed by the Norwegian Parliament (Stortinget), is entrusted both with the preparatory work related to prize adjudication and with the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize. (See Nomination and Selection of the Peace Laureates for more information.) The Committee's decision is announced and published on this web site and the Committee's web site immediately after the vote in mid-October each year."

http://nobelprize.org/peace/prize-awarder/index.html
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tjdee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:35 PM
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9. Bono...
:loveya:

Love him, but it's pretty frigging sad that a rock star makes the final list and most politicians don't.
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