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  The Chatter Box : Blathering On
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Re: In Shock by sleepydumpling on 16 May 2003 3:43am
Oh God you're kidding? Of all the amazing people on this planet they get nominated?? Previous Nobel peace prize winners must be horrified!

I can't believe they'd even think of putting them in the league of the likes Nelson Mandela or my personal favourite, Jose Ramos Horta!!

Re: In Shock by emartin on 16 May 2003 7:22am
shouldn't we see how this whole thing really turns out before nominating bush for the nobel peace prize? The country (area) is still in turmoil from the sounds of things!
Re: In Shock by finnguy on 16 May 2003 10:12am
Just to clarify something - the nomination process for the Nobel Peace Prize is nothing to do with the Nobel jury itself. Certain groups of people (political leaders, academics etc.) are free to nominate whoever they like. This is why in recent times over 100 people have been nominated for the prize each year. If someone is nominated then the jury must at least consider them. Fortunately the jury seems to have a fair bit of wisdom - a look at the list of recent winners shows some worthy winners. As for this years prize we will still have to wait until December to find out...

(Sorry if I sound like a bore - peace research was my field at university and it interests me a great deal.)
Re: In Shock by sleepydumpling on 16 May 2003 10:21am
I looked up the Nobel website www.nobel.se and there is nothing about this years nominees. Do we know where this information came from?

Re: In Shock by Helen on 16 May 2003 2:40pm
Thank you Steve... I had wondered about that....
Anyway, the info is hard to find. I told my hubby, and he replied with a "yeah, you didn't know that?" He knew, but he is an information hound. Bless him.
I found more info by plugging "Nobel peace prize nominations" into a search engine. And the Onion has a wonderful spoof on it...
www.theonion.com, check the May 14 headlines.
It is surprising that it is not widespread news. You'd think mainstream media would jump all over this.. I am thinking this info "leaked" out when it wasn't supposed to.
I'm still optimistic. I think they don't have a chance in hell.
To quote Wayne's World,"Bush and Blair winning the Nobel Peace Prize? Shyeah, and monkeys will fly out of my butt."
I will ask my source where they obtained their information, too.
'til later!
Re: In Shock by my dear on 16 May 2003 2:54pm
Peace on earth....

Nope, it's not going to happen.
Re: In Shock by MellySmelly on 16 May 2003 6:15pm
I actually voted for Bush , but I have to say that this nomination makes no sense at all. I was shocked at the announcement.
Re: In Shock by Quaylemonster on 16 May 2003 8:52pm
I'm a bit dumbfounded myself.
Re: In Shock by irishmanufan on 17 May 2003 12:31am
for once my dear i think you are quite right but that does'nt mean we should'nt try and bring a little more peace to the world . i mean look at the north of my country . at least the paramilitaries have put down thier guns for a while . i hope it becomes a permanent thing .
Linda the hippy chick
Re: In Shock by irishmanufan on 17 May 2003 12:33am
for once my dear i think you are quite right
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