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Author: cjb44 Big funky green star, 20000 posts Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 1961969  
Subject: Nobel Peace Prize goes to... Date: 10/12/2012 8:15 AM
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The European Union? WTF? What exactly have they done to improve peace in the world?

Bill Clinton apparently is miffed at missing out on the award again.
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Author: alstroemeria Big gold star, 5000 posts Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 1824092 of 1961969
Subject: Re: Nobel Peace Prize goes to... Date: 10/12/2012 9:51 PM
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The European Union? WTF? What exactly have they done to improve peace in the world?

Let's see...before the EU, there were world wars and civil wars in Europe. In our lifetimes, Greece, Spain and Portugal were ruled by dictatorships, and Eastern Europe was dominated by Soviet Communism.

Yes, things are better in Europe now...more democracy, freer movement of people and trade all across Europe. Put together, the EU is similar to big countries like the US, China, Russia...there's more money for scientific research and development. They periodically move forward on all sorts of initiatives, including reduced pollution, better police cooperation, equal pay for women, better parental leave and working conditions, better food labeling and other consumer protection, and so forth.

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Subject: Re: Nobel Peace Prize goes to... Date: 10/13/2012 6:20 AM
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The European Union? WTF? What exactly have they done to improve peace in the world?

Bill Clinton apparently is miffed at missing out on the award again.


It's insane. The guys running this thing, Barroso, VanRumpoy and the rest are basically two bit thugs. The ECB and the EU have been manifestly incompetent and have been sowing the seeds for a larger conflict in Europe.

This thing has degenerated into a prize for the whatever cause the uber-liberal Nobel Committee thinks deserves a prize. One does wonder who is left out when awards (which should be based on doing something) are given out as a political slogan.

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