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Old 10-12-2012, 07:24 AM   #21
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For some silly reason, the Norwegians award the Peace Prize. While Sweden handles all the other ones.


That explains everything.

Also, did you know there's no Nobel Prize in economics?

It's Sveriges Riksbanks pris till minne av Alfred Nobel, or something along those lines.

Which roughly translates to Swedens National Bank's Prize in memory of Alfred Nobel.
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:32 AM   #22
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EU wins the nobel peace prize...

It lost my respect when Obama got it, nothing's changed.
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:35 AM   #23
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Winning the Nobel Peace Prize as a Union of countries is worth absolutely nothing. It changes nothing and is nothing but a pat on the back for the politicians to make them think they're doing a good job.

They are not.

It's recognition for the efforts of a group of people to bring economic stability to a war torn continent. Not only did they set groundwork for greater economic integration allowing for easier trade within Europe, they then went further and put in place mechanisms to ensure that member states respected the fundamental rights of their people.

It's not a pat on the back for the politicians today, it's recognition of the organisation's achievements. If it was intended for individuals, they'd give it to individuals.

Anyone who thinks they're congratulating the current MEPs for the achievements of the EU needs their heads checking.
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:36 AM   #24
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Makes more sense than giving it to Obama. The timing is silly, but a pretty sound choice nevertheless.
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:41 AM   #25
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Ah, but your point about the timing is excellent.

The people who in post-WWII Europe built everything up again and restored relations between the warring countries, THOSE people were the real heroes. They are the ones who deserved the prize. The Europe of back then proved to be strong, resourceful and commited to peace.

The Europe of today? Give me a break.

I forgot that the peace prize was an annual award given only on the basis of people's actions in the previous calendar year.
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:48 AM   #26
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I forgot that the peace prize was an annual award given only on the basis of people's actions in the previous calendar year.

I didn't say that.

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It's recognition for the efforts of a group of people to bring economic stability to a war torn continent. Not only did they set groundwork for greater economic integration allowing for easier trade within Europe, they then went further and put in place mechanisms to ensure that member states respected the fundamental rights of their people.

It's not a pat on the back for the politicians today, it's recognition of the organisation's achievements. If it was intended for individuals, they'd give it to individuals.

Anyone who thinks they're congratulating the current MEPs for the achievements of the EU needs their heads checking.

There's a difference between what it's meant for and how it's perceived. Everybody knows that this is for Europe's work after WWII, the article said so itself, it's the timing that is so ridiculous.

Jeez, stop being so anal.
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:51 AM   #27
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I didn't say that.


There's a difference between what it's meant for and how it's perceived. Everybody knows that this is for Europe's work after WWII, the article said so itself, it's the timing that is so ridiculous.

Jeez, stop being so anal.


It's probably (indeed, the statement said it was) meant as a reminder of all that important work - with all the ****ery going on with the EU these days, it gets buried easily.
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:00 AM   #28
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I don't understand...does this mean I can now say that, as a citizen of the EU, I'm a Nobel Prize recipient?
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:03 AM   #29
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You wonder why they didn't give it earlier. Y'knew, at the time when the European Union was formed.
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:22 AM   #30
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Tell your people to get it together. (I know it isn't technically your people.)


Also, when will you be taking over the @Sweden twitter account?

Norwegians are not Swedes

And never, I'm not opinionated enough...

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I don't understand...does this mean I can now say that, as a citizen of the EU, I'm a Nobel Prize recipient?

Gonna go ahead and guess not.
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:45 AM   #31
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You couldn't have rebuilt your war-torn economy if you'd lost the war.

Cogito ergo sum, the US deserves this prize.
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:49 AM   #32
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You couldn't have rebuilt your war-torn economy if you'd lost the war.

Cogito ergo sum, the US deserves this prize.


You get the Nobel Prize for Colonial Endeavors.
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:53 AM   #33
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You couldn't have rebuilt your war-torn economy if you'd lost the war.

Cogito ergo sum, the US deserves this prize.

Wait, who are you talking to?

who lost what war? the EU?
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:57 AM   #34
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Things wouldn't have turned out the same without direct US involvement. War torn economies and massive Soviet influence over the region would have guaranteed a different outcome. I think the US is due its share of credit and a piece of that "prize".
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:59 AM   #35
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You couldn't have rebuilt your war-torn economy if you'd lost the war.

Cogito ergo sum, the US deserves this prize.


Practically all Americans are of European descent.

Latin ponce, the EU deserves this prize.
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Nobel Peace Prizes aren't given out for good war strategy
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Wait, who are you talking to?

who lost what war? the EU?

World War II, bb
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World War II, bb

Well Germany did loose that war, and afaik, they're a pretty big part of the EU
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World War II, bb

so you want a peace prize for winning a war?
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:05 AM   #40
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I think the Dutch should get the peace price. We didn't participate with World War 1 and we surrendered our country almost immediately in world war 2.

We didn't even fight in Yugoslavia >.>
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