They are being cagey to build up suspense. Who will it be?

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They are being cagey to build up suspense. Who will it be?

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:11 pm

The Nobel Peace Prize 2018 (Official site)
The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize has not been awarded yet. It will be announced on Friday 5 October, 11:00 a.m.

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Watch this space. 8)
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Post by Giz » Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:12 pm

Kim and Trump will share a beautiful, wonderful prize.

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Post by ed » Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:02 pm

Giz wrote:
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Post by Rob Lister » Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:21 pm

Maybe Kim alone. Trump comes too close to actually deserving it.

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Post by Grammatron » Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:26 pm

Are we all forgetting who's turn it is?

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:26 pm

Any talk of "deserving" misses the point.

Sure (for example) Teddy Roosevelt promoted peace, but only incidentally. :)


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Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:32 am

Can anyone think of another obvious candidate? You have Trump, Kim and the president of South Korea (Moon? Yeah, Moon Jae-in). Probably if any one of them gets it this year it would be shared by all three, perhaps, unless that's against the rules. They could give it to just Moon and Kim and snub Trump. But I honestly think it's premature. It still looks to me like North Korea is just playing Jekyl for now and will eventually go back to Hyde. This is a thing they have a history of doing, remember. Remember the "Sunshine Policy"? The president of South Korea at the time, Kim Dae-jung, won the 2000 Nobel Peace Prize for the Sunshine Policy. We all know how that turned out in the long run. The Nobel Peace Prize committee ought to remember this too, which should give them pause.

In some years, when there isn't a more obvious candidate they will award it to somebody nobody's ever heard of, or maybe some NGO like Doctors Without Borders. Last year it was the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. Never mind that nuclear weapons have not been abolished. It's the futile effort that counts. My guess is that it will be something like that this year.
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Post by Giz » Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:19 am

They will probably give it to whoever wrote the NYT opinion piece “I am the resistance inside the White House”

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Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:16 am

Not Trump. Some African dude and a young woman from Iraq I think. Just saw something on the tv about it.
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Post by WildCat » Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:24 am

Why did Obama get it again?
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:32 pm

Yazidi rape victim and Congolese doctor win 2018 Nobel peace prize
The Local (Norway)

So no big controversy this time.

Not that the prize will ever mean much, but at least these folks could use the money.
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