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PhilYerHead Donating Member (160 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:12 AM
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Announced tonight/this morning, Sheehan is on short list for Nobel.
Received tonight in an e-mail........

Hi Yall -
Cindy is on the Short List for the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize. The
Nobel announcement will be made Friday in Norway. Cindy shared the
good news Wednesday night as she opened her book-signing talk at
BookPeople in Austin.

She said: "You guys are going to be the first to know . . . I got
some exciting news today. They're announcing the Nobel Peace Prize
Friday, and I'm on the short list."

Yippee!

Her new book, "Peace Mom," is really good. I've read it, and it
has chapters about her thoughts and feelings in the months since
Casey's death, and about the growth of the peace movement.

Copied and pasted below is an Associated Press story about the
Nobel Peace Prize process and the 2006 nominees. This is so exciting!

Peace, xxxxxxx


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
One day to Nobel Peace

Associated Press

Posted online: Thursday, October 12, 2006 at 0000 hrs

OSLO, OCTOBER 11: Why would any decision made by five low-key,
publicity shy Norwegians meeting in secret in a back room in Oslo be
worthy of a global news flash the moment it was announced?

Because it is they who decide the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize,
and on Friday they'll make a short, public statement that will focus
world attention on topics ranging from environmental awareness to
advancing peace in Indonesia.

But in the weeks and months building up to the annual announcement,
speculation of who could win is rife, with names as diverse as
American entertainer Oprah Winfrey to veteran peace negotiators like
former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari who helped foment a peace
deal with Indonesia's government and Aceh separatists last year.

Ahtisaari brokered the talks between the two through his Crisis
Management Initiative and betting companies are speculating that he
could share the prize with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang
Yudhoyono and the Free Aceh movement.

Others touted as possible winners are Russian human rights activist
Sergei Kovalyev and Chechen lawyer Lida Yusupova; British-based
charity Oxfam; Chinese dissident Rebiya Kadeer who has fought for the
rights of Uighur Muslims in China; and American anti-war activist
Cindy Sheehan, whose son was killed in Iraq.

Although only a dozen women have won the Nobel Peace prize since it
was first awarded in 1901, two of those were in the past three years:
Iranian human rights activist Shirin Ebadi in 2003 and Kenya
environmentalist Wangari Maathai in 2004.

"For the first time in history, there are five political parties
represented on the committee," said Geir Lundestad, the prize
committee's non-voting secretary, encompassing the spectrum of
Norway's political scene - from the far left to the far right.

DOUG MELLGREN

source: http://www.indianex press.com/ story/14470. html
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greeneyedboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:19 AM
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1. that would be so sweet. lots of worthy contenders, and she's one of them.
Nobel or no Nobel, and regardless of some minor quibbles i have about her tactics, i think when we look back at how the tide turned on this Iraq debacle, she can take a lot of credit for shining some sunlight on to the ugly coldheartedness of the Bush administration.
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liberaldemocrat7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:58 AM
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18. If Cindy wins the Nobel peace prize it will fry the freeperz.
hahahaha

If Cindy Sheehan wins the nobel peace prize it will really upset the freepers.

You will hear howler monkeys over at FREI REPUBLIK and APPAULING PUNDIT.

The Scandinavians will poke a finger in the eye of the Bush regime too.



They picked Lech Walesa to poke a finger in the eye of Communism

and hopefully they will pick Cindy to poke a finger in the eye of Bushism.

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ItsTheMediaStupid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:15 PM
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51. Why would they be upset? They want to know who won the war prize.
nm
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thereismore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:29 PM
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57. You gave me a laugh. Thanks! nt
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brettdale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:20 AM
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2. Keep Kicked
Kick!!!!!
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bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:27 AM
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5. Remind me to kick this in the morning! nt
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MichaelHarris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:25 AM
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3. Fantastic
if she wins we'll finally see Bill Oreillys head explode like a microwaved pumpkin.
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Tanuki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:25 AM
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4. Sounds like it's only speculation rather than an actual "short list"
according to the article.
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PhilYerHead Donating Member (160 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:32 AM
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9. Coming out of Oslo, it is only "speculation". Okay. Rather interesting
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 02:37 AM by PhilYerHead
of you to propose such, but yes the article does say "speculation". I do not know what "short list" may mean, but it seems as though not much has been exaggerated or speculated. Just rather simple facts being reported. I do believe Cindy may have been contacted by someone in the know, but then that is just simple "speculation" on my part.

Bless your heart, it must be in a good place. I'm certain you may be in agreement that it would be nice?.....
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bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:54 AM
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12. nobelprize.org Nomination Facts
might answer some of your questions...
http://nobelprize.org/nomination/nomination_facts.html

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PhilYerHead Donating Member (160 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:57 AM
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14. Thanks for the link, I'll check it in the later am. Peace. n/t
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Ecumenist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:27 AM
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6. Hot Damn, well Go on, Cindy
Someone "up there" likes what you're doing girl!!
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bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:30 AM
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7. There are some extra space in that url - it should be...
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PhilYerHead Donating Member (160 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:44 AM
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11. Thanks for the edit on the link, I'm having issues with my e-mail
and links.

Peace.
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:31 AM
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8. Cindy Sheehan would be an excellent choice.
Nothing is more threatening to world peace more than our reckless president & Cindy Sheehan has relentlessly stood up to him. I hope she wins!
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texasleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:32 AM
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10. oh boy
:scared: :scared: :scared: :scared:
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me b zola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:16 PM
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52. This is great news, why are you worried?
:shrug:
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PhilYerHead Donating Member (160 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:55 AM
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13. All of you late night DU'ers are going to have to keep this kicked.
This Central Time person has to go to bed. Long week still ahead.
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:27 AM
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15. k&r n/t
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:42 AM
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16. I pray to whom ever want's to listen
Give this to Cindy!!!!!!!!1!!!!!!!!!!1
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Disturbed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:53 AM
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17. She certainly deserves it.
I hope she recieves that but even if she doesn't she has one in my heart.
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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:23 AM
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19. Don't forget, Jimmy Carter won the prize in 2002
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 05:24 AM by Lasher
Published on Friday, October 11, 2002 by Reuters
Carter Wins Nobel Peace Prize in Swipe at Bush

Carter won from a field that included Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Chinese dissidents and U.S. disarmament experts in a year dominated by the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States.

But President Bush's drive to oust Saddam, with or without U.N. support, gave the award an anti-U.S. sting since Carter has said it would be a tragic and costly error for the United States to attack Iraq without U.N. backing.

U.S. lawmakers gave Bush solid bipartisan support on Thursday for a strike on Iraq, despite wide misgivings abroad.

But the chairman of the secretive Norwegian Nobel Committee said bluntly that the award was meant to slam Bush's policy on Iraq.

"With the position Carter has taken...(the award) can and must also be seen as criticism of the line the current U.S. administration has taken on Iraq," Committee head Gunnar Berge, a former labor minister, told reporters.

Asked by a reporter if it was a "kick in the leg" at Washington, Berge said: "Yes, the answer is an unconditional 'yes."' On Friday, Carter declined to comment on Iraq.

http://www.commondreams.org/headlines02/1011-07.htm


Now if Cindy gets the prize there will certainly be gnashing of teeth in the White House.

Edit: HTML tags.
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MelissaB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:51 AM
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20. Wonderful news!
:kick:
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OzarkDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:52 AM
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21. That's wonderful!
She deserves the recognition, she's accomplished so much.
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TexasProgresive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:54 AM
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22. WOW! an Oct surprise we can love - n/t
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ClayZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:18 AM
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23. K and R
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:53 AM
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24. Wow - that's amazing. She deserves to win and what a slap
at Dear Leader if she does (our Dear Leader, not North Korea's).
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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:55 AM
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25. If she wins, it would be a STRONG message that the World....
wants us to clean house.

Go Cindy.
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:57 AM
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26. Hats off to Cindy.
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:58 AM
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27. She's a modern day Ghandi
so I think this would be totally appropriate.
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:01 AM
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28. so proud of her
O8)
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:39 AM
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29. I contacted Jimmy Carter last year, as did several DUers...
and asked him to nominate her. Don't know if he did. She had to be nominated though by a previous winner or a college professor...

I wonder who offered her nomination. That would be interesting to know.
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npincus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:57 AM
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30. Please, of all worthy contenders, I hope Cindy prevails
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 07:57 AM by npincus
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drbtg1 Donating Member (932 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:07 AM
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31. Sorry, but we DON'T know if she is an official nominee.
From the Nobel Prize website:

"According to the Statutes of the Nobel Foundation, information about the nominations is not to be disclosed, publicly or privately, for a period of fifty years. The restriction not only concerns the nominees and nominators, but also investigations and opinions in the awarding of a prize. Nomination information older than fifty years is public."

Keep this in mind when people like Hannity claim their guest is a Nobel Prize nominee (he's done it before).

http://nobelprize.org/contact/faq/index.html#nomination...
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DaveJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:05 AM
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33. I remember that...
During the Shiavo distraction there were slightly different circumstances, like the person who supposedly nominated snake oil salesman Dr. Hammesfahr was not qualified to do so.

http://mediamatters.org/items/200503220009


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Xenotime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:31 AM
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37. Hannity is a troll anyway He disgusts me
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yellerpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:56 AM
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32. Kick for Cindy
All worthy contenders to be sure, but my heart is with Cindy. She stood up to Bush when others were (and still are) afraid.
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ceile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:07 AM
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34. Kick!!
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populistdriven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:07 AM
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35. Anyone know exactly what time this will be announced?
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az chela Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:37 PM
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48. Tomorrow night
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populistdriven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:40 PM
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66. Thanks, and a kick for Cindy!
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Xenotime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:30 AM
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36. This will be great. I look forward to the day she gets her award.
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:05 PM
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38. K&R.(nt)
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Rosco T. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:13 PM
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39. Freeper heads will explode, Shrub will show his lack of courtesy
... I mean, it's it TRADITIONAL that the PRESIDENT hosts a (US) Nobel winner at the White house for a ceremony to acknowledge their accomplishment?

Can you see Chimpy actually doing that???
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:28 PM
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56. Actually, NO, I can't. That would require him to behave like a
civilized, polite, respectful human being and we all know he's simply not capable.
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meuniermr Donating Member (223 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:20 PM
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61. Wow, what a pie in the face that would be for McFlightsuit!
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 04:20 PM by meuniermr
Can you imagine him HAVING to let her into the WH for a state dinner!!
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:11 PM
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81. exactly!
and the media could point out that DUMBYA wasn't nominated, yet again. LOLOLOL


www.cafepress.com/warisprofitable <<-- antibush prodem stickers/shirts
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femrap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:13 PM
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76. OMG....you're right! That would be too
good! She could finally ask him 'for what noble cause?'
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:17 PM
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40. That would be awesome!
She's the perfect candidate for a Nobel Peace Prize!
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me b zola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:21 PM
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53. I cannot think of anyone more deserving of the NPP than Cindy
Much love and respect, Cindy!
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a la izquierda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:35 PM
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41. K & R
if nothing else, to see O'Reilly's head explode like a microwaved pumpkin, as someone mentioned up toward the top of the reply list. That would be sweet. Cheers to Cindy, whether she wins or not! :toast:
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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:38 PM
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42. Please, please, please.
kcik
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:38 PM
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43. first good news i heard today!
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Old Smokey Donating Member (193 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:54 PM
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44. She deserves to win this
I hope she does. Cindy is greatness.
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Dystopian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:10 PM
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45. Bless her heart....... k &r n/t
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:12 PM
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46. What an excellent choice. I hope she gets it. She certainly
deserves it for what she's been through since Casey died, a victim of our evil President. What prize should he get? I have a suggestion. How about an orange jumpsuit accessorized with a ball and chain.
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grizmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:17 PM
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47. I don't see her on the list. And how did Bolton end up nominated??
what kind of low-life nominates Bolton for the peace prize?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/5398780.stm
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n2doc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:12 PM
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50. Maybe Kissinger did
He's a former winner (Explain THAT one to me!) and ol' Yosemite John would be right up his alley....
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grizmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:26 PM
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55. actually it's some swedish dude
from the link in my previous post

"The US Ambassador at the UN, John Bolton, and long-time Iran investigator Kenneth Timmerman were formally nominated by Sweden's former deputy Prime Minister Per Ahlmark, for what was described in a press release in February as playing a major role in exposing Iran's secret plans to develop nuclear weapons."
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The Watchman Donating Member (35 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:51 PM
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49. Hm...are you sure there is a short list?
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 02:53 PM by The Watchman
I'm not totaly up on my nobel process, but I've met a few past winners in the scineces and humanities, but I've never heard of a Short list before. I do admire Cindy's courage for standing up, but I do have a few questions reguarding seeming self promotion and some earlier postive comments she made to Pres. Bush. Peace is one of our most noble presuits, I think anyone who dedicates thier lives to end the days of us sending our young men and women to die should be commended.

In responce to "how did bolton get nominated?"
Anyone can be nominated by a professor of political science or forgein policy, so you could nominate Cher if you were a PHd and teaching at a university.

Be Vigilant.
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:27 PM
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62. That's the Nobel M.O. They notify the candidates right before
the award is announced.
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roamer65 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:24 PM
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54. I bet she wins it...
That would be so cool. :bounce:
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jokerman93 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:32 PM
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58. That's our girl!
:party:

Cindy Sheehan... :yourock:!!!
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:36 PM
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59. That's wonderful news!
:bounce:
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:59 PM
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60. Talk about "poetic justice"...
Congrats Cindy. Waiting for that "global newsflash"...

:applause:
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earth mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:31 PM
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63. WOO HOO! I LOVE THIS! Cindy deserves the Nobel Peace Prize hands down!
Go Cindy! :woohoo: :bounce: :woohoo:
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BluePatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:34 PM
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64. Awesome, Cindy! (nt)
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:36 PM
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65. damn, this is really gonna piss people off
I can hear the FReepers now.

"Jimmy Carter, and now Cindy Sheehan? This is proof of bias! Otherwise, liberals wouldn't always be nominated"

Uh, or maybe that's because liberals are the ones working for peace...
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mnhtnbb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:52 PM
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67. "What noble cause?" wins Nobel Peace Prize
Wouldn't you love to see that headline? Wouldn't you love the uproar when Bush snubs her by not inviting the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize to the White House?

GO, CINDY!
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file83 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:17 PM
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71. Ha ha! That would be sweet. n/t
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immoderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:47 PM
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68. Well, it is a peace prize. Who better than Cindy?
:shrug: She does deserve it.

--IMM
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The Witch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:13 PM
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69. Not so fast. The short list is 191 names long.
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:17 PM
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70. If anyone deserves a NPP, it would be Sheehan.
Unless someone can argue against the Peace Mom not worthy of a peace prize.
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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:23 PM
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72. When will it be announced? (nt)
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:42 PM
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73. Fabulous news!!
Go Cindy go!! The nomination alone is a GREAT honor!

LOL I predict freeper heads exploding!!
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:00 PM
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74. Woooodamnwhoo! The short list! Wooooohoooo!
:bounce: :party: Yeya! :woohoo: excellent! :woohoo: whoot! :bounce: :woohoo:
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femrap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:07 PM
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75. Oh please let her be awarded this honor....
she deserves it.
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volstork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:18 PM
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77. What a triumph
that would be for Cindy, and what a major BLOW to the idiot in the WH
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:19 PM
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78. If she wins will there be a "swiftboat" attempt on the prize itself?
I wouldn't put it past them.
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mnhtnbb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:44 PM
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80. Her book is already being freeped on Amazon with nasty reviews
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dooner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:21 PM
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79. Thank you Cindy!!
Thank you Cindy for representing so many of us here in the U.S. who have asked for peaceful solutions to this war since before it started. Maybe the rest of the world will recognize that Americans aren't all completely blind and/or ignorant.

It doesn't even matter whether Cindy wins, what an amazing acknowledgment to be on the short list.

WOW, she earned it.
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:59 PM
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82. You go Cindy. We love you.
If anyone deserves recognition for peace it would be Cindy. My family has been threatened by the police for supporting Cindy with a sign in our yard saying thanks Cindy. They finally picked my husband up at 1:00 in the morning,he works second shift as a R.N., and took him in for three breath tests.Breath test showed nothing. Also a blood draw was taken. They booked him for over three hours. Even though they couldn't charge him with a substance, and he wasn't intoxicated the wrote him two tickets. According to the Patriot Act he can have his medical records seized. The can know all his medical issues, and take any script he uses and write a OWI-operating while intoxicated. Any script he takes can be challenged via blood draw and used against him. Cops have been following him for a couple years. We were just shocked that he was not allowed an attorney, his rights read to him, or a phone call to ask for help.
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OXM Donating Member (44 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:12 PM
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83. Some comments from Digg
"The Nobel Institute said the field had been narrowed to six individuals who shared the same values in promoting peace in the world. Besides Sheehan, finalists include Osama Bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahiri, Kim Jong Il, Hugo Chavez, and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad."

"Jihad Cindy is in the right company for that award." - You mean, alongside Kissinger?

"I for one would like to know just what she did to be worthy of such a nomination."

"Cindy Sheehan is a disgrace to the entire human race!"

Thankfully, we also had this:

"Some people are so god-awful ignorant it's sad to see.
This is one of those people.
Where else can someone be called Jihad Cindy for trying to stop a war based on lies?
Look ma, another christian extremist preaching hate....
And apparently pro war?
Who let Satan in under the guise of Jesus?
You did!"

http://www.digg.com/search?s=sheehan
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Keepontruking Donating Member (145 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 01:57 AM
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84. Cindy
YAY Cindy Hope to see you sat with Mom Judy in Phx.

Sincerely Circus Girl
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 03:03 AM
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85. I want that Pakastani woman who got raped and went on a women's
... rights crusade to get it.
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Crabby Appleton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 05:31 AM
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86. It's not Cindy
Edited on Fri Oct-13-06 05:38 AM by Crabby Appleton
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