EU win the Nobel peace prize

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  • mcmonkeyplc 12 Oct 2012 14:09:15 39,824 posts
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    EU wins nobel peace prize

    No matter what you think of it and how flawed it still is I find it hard to disagree with the tremendous long term achievement of peace in Europe.

    Now let's not screw it all up, kick Greece out of the Euro :)
  • Deleted user 12 October 2012 14:14:52
    I think it is a good choice but the reasoning is odd considering it was created in 1992!
  • Tonka 12 Oct 2012 14:15:36 22,457 posts
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    The peace prize is a joke.
  • mcmonkeyplc 12 Oct 2012 14:17:56 39,824 posts
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    mowgli wrote:
    I think it is a good choice but the reasoning is odd considering it was created in 1992!
    The EU is the evolution of the EEC, EC and EC&SC but you knew that. Smart arse :p
  • Deleted user 12 October 2012 14:19:16
    :-D
  • Whizzo 12 Oct 2012 14:20:05 43,812 posts
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    So the Cold War face off between NATO and the Soviet Bloc had nothing to do with keeping the peace then?

    Oh and we'll ignore the nukes too, it's all down to the EU.
  • Deleted user 12 October 2012 14:22:30
    I don't think anyone is saying it's all down to the eu. But they played a massive part and it is an incredible achievement. One that I can't think of a fair comparison to.
  • mcmonkeyplc 12 Oct 2012 14:23:18 39,824 posts
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    So since 1989...
  • senso-ji 12 Oct 2012 14:33:46 6,361 posts
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    So the Nobel committee completely ignored what happened in the EU in the last 12 months before awarding the prize.
  • TheSaint 12 Oct 2012 14:36:09 15,560 posts
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    I guess it makes more sense than when they awarded it to Obama and his army of unmanned drones.
  • the_dudefather 12 Oct 2012 14:38:33 9,595 posts
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    Peace, bah, they're too busy BANNING curved bananas and milk jug those frenchy busybodies!
  • MightyMouse 12 Oct 2012 14:41:24 1,152 posts
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    Good recipient. It's been a vital and major part of European cooperation and trade since its inception, which most likely has decreased the chance of conflicts. Counterfactuals are pretty silly for these things.
  • X201 12 Oct 2012 14:41:30 16,381 posts
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    So technically we've all won.


    /Rewrites CV
  • Mola_Ram 12 Oct 2012 14:43:20 9,905 posts
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    This is like when Time magazine declared "you" the Person of the Year.
  • SClaw 12 Oct 2012 14:45:25 826 posts
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    It is a joke. The EU joins previous winners...

    Liu Xiaobo. Supported all wars against asia by white people. Because something something.

    Al Gore. Al Fucking Gore. Fuck your environment, asshole.

    Yasser Arafat. Nothing he did solved anything at all.

    Obama. Being voted in - just like ten minutes ago. It was a slow year.

    Etc etc etc etc etc...
  • Tonka 12 Oct 2012 14:53:29 22,457 posts
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    +1
  • Mola_Ram 12 Oct 2012 15:05:26 9,905 posts
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    You say "etc etc etc etc", so please continue!

    Controversies aside, the vast majority of people who get nominated actually have done some good in the world. But whatever. Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, Medicines Sans Frontiers, fuck those guys!
  • mcmonkeyplc 12 Oct 2012 15:13:05 39,824 posts
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    But Waaaaaaaaaah the daily mail told me the EU is bad! WAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!
  • Deleted user 12 October 2012 15:13:18
    Appreciate I'm in the minority here but I actually thinking managing to be elected as the first ever black president is worthy of the prize. But that didn't appear to be the stated reasons.
  • mcmonkeyplc 12 Oct 2012 15:19:53 39,824 posts
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    This is quite strange, agreeing with mowgli. I think I might delete this thread. It's wrong. :)
  • craigy Staff 12 Oct 2012 15:21:01 8,016 posts
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    Congratulations, guys! I knew you could do it.
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 12 Oct 2012 15:40:27 41,730 posts
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    Yes, well done otto. You do us proud :)
  • SClaw 12 Oct 2012 15:50:13 826 posts
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    @Mola_Ram Desmond Tutu unquestionably deserves that accolade. And others as well, but don’t tell me it’s not cheapened by crap like this. Al Gore, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and the EU in a list of peacemakers who include the likes of which Martin Luther King and Ghandi? It wasn’t a joke award – but it is now.

    @mowgli Yeah that was an achievement. In America. For race politics. Not for “peace”.
  • SClaw 12 Oct 2012 15:51:57 826 posts
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    LeoliansBro wrote:
    Mola_Ram wrote:
    You say "etc etc etc etc", so please continue!

    Controversies aside, the vast majority of people who get nominated actually have done some good in the world. But whatever. Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, Medicines Sans Frontiers, fuck those guys!
    What did Nelson Mandela do.
    Founded the ANC and funded a guerrilla war against the south africa apartheid government. No doubt he was fighting the good fight... but he was fighting. Ain't nothing to do with peace.
  • neilka Funniest Forumite, 2014 12 Oct 2012 16:53:15 16,950 posts
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    The journalists misheard him, it's actually the Wii U that's won the Nobel Peace Prize. Presumably for keeping ecosse off the streets.

    Edited by neilka at 16:53:48 12-10-2012
  • Deleted user 12 October 2012 17:27:22
    @SClaw He was a terrorist plain and simple. Oh and Mother Theresa another winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, was a gun runner fact!
  • Deleted user 12 October 2012 17:28:26
    @Tonka Too right. Who are they going to award it to next? Barry Chuckle?
  • FWB 12 Oct 2012 18:20:51 48,066 posts
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    Whizzo wrote:
    So the Cold War face off between NATO and the Soviet Bloc had nothing to do with keeping the peace then?

    Oh and we'll ignore the nukes too, it's all down to the EU.
    Certainly helped to stop France and Germany going to war again.

    It's done a bloody good job. 60 years of relative peace on the continent. When did that last happen?

    But the prize is a joke. Has been since they gave it to Kissinger for ending a war he started,
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