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PhilYerHead Donating Member (160 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:07 AM
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One day to Nobel Peace, AP
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 03:31 AM by PhilYerHead
One day to Nobel Peace

Who is going to win the "Peace Prize"?

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.


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.

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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:22 AM
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1. Cindy Sheehan
Wouldn't that be great?
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:23 AM
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2. PhilYerHead
Please be aware that DU copyright rules require that excerpts of copyrighted material be limited to four paragraphs.
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PhilYerHead Donating Member (160 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:28 AM
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3. I'm going with the mods on this one. I'm quite certain the author of
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 03:38 AM by PhilYerHead
this piece wants it all published.

If that is not satisfactory, then "mods" please edit out the parts you feel appropriate. Thanks.

on edit/ I cut it down to 5 paragraphs. Acceptable? MaddezMom, okay?
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:23 AM
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4. George Bush
Sorry. Bad taste. But I felt compelled to say it. There's some knob of a 'congressional-seat warmer' who claims he nominates scrubbie every year.

My apologies to the Nobel Committee and everyone else who may be offended
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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:46 AM
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5. Ric Flair
For N. korean and American relations.
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Peace Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:27 AM
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6. There are no people on earth more in need of help in creating peace than
we are. The American people are in dire need of support in ousting the warmongering, genocidal Bushites. What better way to show the world's opinion of this Junta--and the tremendous loss of prestige and moral authority that the U.S. has suffered under Bush--than Cindy Sheehan winning the Nobel Peace Prize?!

Please, P L E A S E, Norway committee! HEAR US! HELP US!

The Bush Junta has disgraced us before the world. It has spat upon all the institutions for world peace--the United Nations, the Geneva Conventions, international laws against wars of aggression, and torture. It has slaughtered hundreds of thousands of innocent people in Iraq, and is planning more carnage and genocide for Iran. It has furthermore mounted a relentless assault on constitutional government in the U.S., with arbitrary rule by a tyrannical executive. Transparent elections are a thing of the past under this Junta. Their corporate donors are "counting" all the votes with TRADE SECRET, PROPRIETARY programming code! American democracy is at great risk. 60% to 70% of the American people now oppose Bush's war--and 56% opposed it way back before the invasion (Feb. '03)--yet the war goes on.

Cindy Sheehan has stood up for all of us, when the Iron Curtain of silence came down over our land after Stolen Election II. She refused to be intimidated. She put herself out there at great personal risk--in a stifling and dangerous atmosphere of fascist rule--and demanded to know WHY her son died in Iraq. She re-empowered all of us. She heartened the American people, who are now putting up a valiant fight against rigged Congressional elections. Cindy Sheehan was the spark. She is the one who stood up and said, "WHY?"

For whatever chance we have left to curtail this tyrannical president, Cindy Sheehan was the beginning of it. I would put TruthIsAll and other election fraud activists in that category as well. But Cindy Sheehan is the one who got out there in the blistering heat of Texas, and the blistering heat of the war profiteering corporate news monopolies, and RALLIED THE PEOPLE with a message of PEACE. WHY are our young people dying in this senseless, unjust, genocidal war? ANSWER THE QUESTION, MR. PRESIDENT!

She speaks for all mothers. And she speaks for all Americans who oppose this war and were prevented from voting it down. She not only deserves this award, the award is needed to further hearten and to rally the peaceful American MAJORITY in this very dark time in American history.

There is no country in the world more disruptive of world peace than the Bushite-controlled United States! It is HERE that help is most needed. It is to THIS country that the message of peace should be sent!

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