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PhilYerHead Donating Member (160 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:01 AM
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Everyone, Cindy Sheehan is being considered for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 04:04 AM by PhilYerHead
Thank you DU. You were all there last year when she made her stand in that awful ditch. DU'ers rallied, can we rally now?

Should she win the Nobel Peace Award?

I don't know how to do a poll here but is there something we should do now?

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.indianexpress.com/story/14470.html

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Greeby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:12 AM
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1. Not that Cindy doesn't deserve it
But they debased that award when they gave it to Henry The K. Who, of course, has slithered out from his rock to help us get in the Vietnam of our time
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PhilYerHead Donating Member (160 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:16 AM
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3. No argument Greeby, but can we hope to move beyond that low point?
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 04:17 AM by PhilYerHead
Or should we just stay stuck there?

Peace.
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:03 AM
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17. Dr. King won it once. Good enough for me.
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FourScore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:50 AM
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24. Jimmy Carter, too!
They really messed up giving it to Kissinger that time, but for the most part -- they choose their recipients wisely I think.
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:58 AM
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29. Sometimes the prize is given to encourage those who have
begun on the right track. It's kind of like praising a kid who finally used the potty.
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deaniac21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:09 AM
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31. Not to mention Yassar Arafat...
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girl gone mad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:02 PM
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34. But Kissinger's Nobel award was ironic...
as Jon Stewart likes to say.
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:15 AM
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2. COOL!!! K&R n/t
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:18 AM
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4. The right-wingnuts will have mass cardiac episodes
Here's a quickie link to a story from Texas that mentions this.

I mean, she should definately be in the running. She has been relentless in her peace efforts, a one-woman steamroller.

No wonder Bush won't meet with her. He'd be mentally mauled. Hell, she might actually pierce the anti-reality bubble his handlers keep him in!

http://www.kvue.com/news/local/stories/101106cckrLocalS...
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ddeclue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:40 AM
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16. She's gonna win...
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 08:40 AM by ddeclue
because I'm sure they would love to stick to Bush...after comments like "old Europe" and all the blaming the French for everything...

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

serves Bush right...

that will be pretty humiliating...

I wonder if he will meet with her AFTER she wins?

He would be smart to meet with her BEFORE they announce...

but he's not smart is he?

Doug D.
Orlando, FL

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symbolman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:23 AM
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5. Wasn't BUSH on the short list at one point?
Not very good company and WHO is making the lists if Atilla the Hun BUSH gets on there?

When I think of Nobel Peace Prize I think of people like Gandi, who have changed millions of lives for decades, Mother Theresa, folks like that..

And remember, the NPP was created by the Man who invented DYNAMITE, sheesh :)
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Mythsaje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:43 AM
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7. Well, if you get right down to it,
dynamite has probably been used at least as often for civil engineering projects (necessary infrastructure work) as it's been used to take human life. There aren't too many things that are as dangerous about which the same thing could be said.
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Poiuyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:35 AM
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11. He was nominated, but I don't think he was on the short list
Anyone can be nominated

I could be wrong though.
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Tesha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:31 AM
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23. Anyone can be nominated. No one really knows who's on the short list. (NT)
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RDU Socialist Donating Member (290 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:56 AM
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27. no,
some lunatic dipshit norweigen neoconservative said he was going to submit bush's name for the award but it didn't amount to two squirts of piss and a mud monkey on bush's mother's face, to quote mr. mackey.
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Poppyseedman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:42 AM
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6. Was she nominated ?
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katinmn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:30 AM
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8. Got my fingers crossed for Cindy. She was a giant shot in the
arm for the anti-war movement. She has courage, she does not relent.

If she is chosen, it will be a direct international slap in the face to the Bush Regime, and I would savor that.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:31 AM
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9. Go CIndy
I can't think of a better awardee.
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KitSileya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:03 AM
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12. To be honest, while I admire Cindy Sheehan and her work,
I believe either Rebiya Kadeer or Mahtti Atthisari (sp on both?) are more deserving. Especially the former, who left her position high in the Chinese hierarchy to fight for her people the Uigurs (sp?). She's been imprisoned, had her children arrested and probably tortured, and the Chinese government have tried to strongarm the Norwegian government into forcing the Nobel committee to discard her.

There have been choices that have been less than fortunate (an understatement, I know) especially everytime they try to compromise (Mandela and de Klerk; Rabin, Peres and Arafat.) But they've also given it to some really deserving people - Jimmy Carter, Wangari Mathaai, Nelson Mandela, Aung San Suu Kiy, MLK jr, as well as organizations (diverse UN organizations, Amnesty International, the Red Cross etc.) Moreover, in most of the world (perhaps except in the US) it gives the laureate a legitimacy of which nations feel they must be careful - would Aung San Suu Kiy still be alive if she wasn't a Nobel Laureate?
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:44 AM
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15. Cindy did more than enough to
expose Bushco's murderous illegal war.
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KitSileya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:24 PM
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36. She's been amazing, I agree.
Her courage is an inspiration. I guess we'll know tomorrow - I hope to sneak a peek at the announcement between classes. All the members of the committee are respected former politicians, even if one member is from the Norwegian Progress Party (populist, and on certain issues so dark blue (i.e. conservative) it's almost brown.)
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:33 AM
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10. Oh Gawd that would piss Bush off to no end!
I hope it happens!
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moodforaday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:04 AM
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13. Also nominated: you won't believe this
John Bolton, nominated by Swedish ex-deputy Prime Minister:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/5398780.stm

The BBC article doesn't even mention Cindy Sheehan, but they profile Bolton. Ugh.

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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:19 AM
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14. Her nomination has more credibility than
"Invade now and don't ask questions later" Dumbya's nomination ...
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:06 AM
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18. If anyone has "earned" it, she certainly has!
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davekriss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:13 AM
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19. I think that would be wonderful
Wonderful on two counts: (1) what a GRAND SLAP IN THE FACE to the Bush administration, and (2) what a wonderful affirmation of Cindy's insistence that Bush speak the unfettered truth about Iraq and why our soldiers had to die. By today, Bush's decision to invade a non-threatening country has killed more soldiers than Osama Bin Laden's decisions to perpetrate 9-11 killed U.S. citizens. Which -- Bush or Bin Laden -- has done more damage to America and the world?
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FogerRox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:31 AM
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20. YOU GO GIRL, WOOT WOOT WOOT.....


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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:53 AM
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21. that would be interesting if she was considered it would probably
drive Bushie crazy.
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:59 AM
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22. As well she should be
With the Military Commissions act soon to be signed, it might be a good move to give it to her. At least that will be one visible dissident that the neoconservatives wouldn't dare declare an enemy combatant.

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oasis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:54 AM
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25. Cindy's worked hard for peace. She should be considered.(eom)
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FourScore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:55 AM
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26. We love you Cindy!
I do hope you are honored with this award! You certainly are worthy of it. I won't get my hopes up too high yet. From the way the article is written, it sounds like they are leaning toward Ahtisaari, Bambang and the Free Aceh Movement.

Still, for Cindy to be considered for the Nobel is quite an honor in and of itself!

Umm, may I ask...why Oprah?
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SpreadItAround Donating Member (265 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:56 AM
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28. It would make neocon's heads explode
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:59 AM
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30. You'd better tell this poster.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:18 AM
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32. I'd probably vote for Thich Quang Do
The downside is that the monetary prize would probably be unavailable to him.
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bloom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:38 AM
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33. That's cool.
That would send quite a message if she won it.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:14 PM
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35. Her winning would send a MESSAGE....that is all...
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Dragonfli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:26 PM
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37. Time For A New Time Cover!
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Kingofalldems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:28 PM
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38. When is the announcement of the winner?
Hopefully this month.
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cassiepriam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:50 PM
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39. She is one of the bravest women in America.
To be nominated is an honor, I am so proud of her.
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