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An Inconvenient Truth: The Nobel Peace Prize Can't Be Taken Seriously Any More

Yasser Arafat. Jimmy Carter. Now this: Al Gore and the UN win the Nobel Peace Prize:

Former Vice President Al Gore and the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to spread awareness of man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures needed to counteract it.

There was a time when winning the Nobel Peace Prize actually carried prestige, but no more. It's nothing more than a left wing, environmentalist wacko, terrorist coddling, moonbat mutual admiration society.


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how right you are Kim. I sh... (Below threshold)
tj:

how right you are Kim. I shake my head sometimes and wonder,is it something in the water?

And global warming has what... (Below threshold)
engineer:

And global warming has what to do with peace? I must have missed our surrender treaty with the climate that Gore and the UN signed.

I've supported the work of ... (Below threshold)

I've supported the work of Baptist missionaries before that have noted steady changes in the environment over the last 50 years in African nations such as Mozambique, where great river beds have completely dried up, the died and eventually farmers could no longer farm, then the cattle and finally the people died off.

In the U.S. something is happening to the bees and other insects that pollenate crops due to climate change or other factors. These little creatures are dying out at alarming rates and this will eventually threaten life in the U.S. as food will become more scarce in the U.S. at some point in the future.

Unfortunately none of this is SciFi, but the future of the planet that even the Bible speaks of in the clear warning of the future contained in the "Four Horsemen". Any sensible efforts to avoid this future of starvation and death for much of mankind on the planet is certainly wise, unless some here claim to know more than God does about our future.

Engineer:And g... (Below threshold)
marc:

Engineer:

And global warming has what to do with peace?

But... but it gotta be true tight? After all the Norwegian Nobel Committee that awards this sham said it wanted to bring the "increased danger of violent conflicts and wars, within and between states" posed by climate change into sharper focus."

Thank God the war over climate change induced dead polar bears was averted between two different tribes of Innuit.

That world is a much safer place!

Hooson:

"the died and eventually farmers could no longer farm, then the cattle and finally the people died off."

WOW, who'd a thunk it. The people died off? Really?!!!!

Something sounds fishy... er let me rephrase that... something sound dusty about that.

So what are you saying Hooson that they were so stupid and without resources (like maybe two FEET) they laid down in a pile od dust and died?

In the U.S. something is happening to the bees and other insects that pollenate crops due to climate change or other factors.

Um no, climate change has nothing to do with the decline of honey bees. In fact no one has a clue what is causing.

If you mean to imply "other insects" are dieing off I guess you better post a link to the data, 'cause I haven't seen it.

And sorry, God isn't listed among the 2600 *scientists* on the IPCC, which also means He can't share part of The Goracle's pirze.

I find it so odd tha... (Below threshold)
dr lava:


I find it so odd that a large number of people subscribe to the easily disprovable supernatural myth of christianity and yet franticly try to disprove facts staring them in the face.

Why do you think that is?

I think a lot of these same people voted for George Bush not once but twice.

Why do you think that is?

Marc, I meant to say that t... (Below threshold)

Marc, I meant to say that the "fish died", but there was a sudden crisis here with my elderly mother and I lost my train of thought after dealing with that, then returning to type, and made the typo. Sorry.

But the 50 year change in climate in Africa has been amazing. It simply stopped raining and the great river beds slowly declined and all life in some areas eventually died off as a result over the following decades.

We have relatives who are lower level government officials in Brazil, and the amount of environmental damage done to the rain forests by logging companies who are cutting down with hundreds of chainsaws every light hour of the day is awesome as well.

And the mystery death of bees that threatens the future of the food chain, is most likely due to some manmade problem.

The Bible clearly warns of the mess that mankind will bring on himself in the Four Horseman including starvation and extreme heat on the Earth. But of course mere mortal man is far wiser than God, right?

dr lave:I thin... (Below threshold)
marc:

dr lave:

I think a lot of these same people voted for George Bush not once but twice.

Why do you want to drag the topic to a subject that is clearly not related?

Wait... don't answer that, you're a troll who drops turds of *wisdom* and without exception scadaddle out of the thread without further discussion.

Without ending a war, witho... (Below threshold)
George:

Without ending a war, without persuading one aggressor to lay down his arms, even without keeping the peace where it is threatened, Al Gore has won the Nobel Peace Prize.

Hooson:And the... (Below threshold)
marc:

Hooson:

And the mystery death of bees that threatens the future of the food chain, is most likely due to some manmade problem.

horse excement, there is no "most likely" only theories... show me something different.

And BTW that's a pretty large leap, or as you say you lost your "train of thought," going from this para

n the U.S. something is happening to the bees and other insects that pollenate crops due to climate change or other factors. These little creatures are dying out at alarming rates and this will eventually threaten life in the U.S. as food will become more scarce in the U.S. at some point in the future.
To claiming you meant to say the "fish died."

I'm calling house excrement on that as well, you got caught posting garbage and had to back off.

Marc, you constantly preten... (Below threshold)

Marc, you constantly pretend not to understand the things I say. My explanation about the Mozambique rivers clearly left out the word "fish" died. It was a typo. Sorry. But that hardly detracts from my main premise that some changes in the climate are impacting life in dramatic ways in some areas of the Earth and that the Bible warning of climate changes in the "Four Horsemen" certainly seems to be taking place in some parts of the world right now. You can choose whether or not to trust God's Word on our future.

Paul Hooson, how arrogant y... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Paul Hooson, how arrogant your ego is to think that man, a creation of GOD, can destroy the earth, another creation of GOD. It is you that is making leaps with arrogance and ego. You give man's ability way too much relevance. ww

It'll be a cold day in Hell... (Below threshold)
GOP wide stance:

It'll be a cold day in Hell before any of your crop of Rethuglican heroes could ever win A Nobel Prize.

When will extreme reactionary right wing Kooks wake up & smell the coffee? You are at odds w/ 98% of the rest of the world.

Wildwillie, holes in the oz... (Below threshold)

Wildwillie, holes in the ozone made by fluorocarbons from spray cans or leaking refrigeration is proven scientific fact. Careless stewardship by mankind have certainly made proven changes to the Earth before.

"how arrogant your ego i... (Below threshold)
GOP wide stance:

"how arrogant your ego is to think that man, a creation of GOD, can destroy the earth, another creation of GOD"

One would have thought that "flat Earth" and "witchcraft" beliefs had been left in the ashcan of 18th century thought.

"The Nobel Peace Prize Can'... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

"The Nobel Peace Prize Can't Be Taken Seriously Any More"

Wrong tense. The committee lost all credibility a long time ago. It is no more than a front for the advancement of Marxism.

You are a democrat, rightr?... (Below threshold)
Ryan:
We're cooling, folks.... (Below threshold)
kim:

We're cooling, folks.

Paul, if this is all predicted in the bible, why do say it is only sensible to do everything we can to avoid it?
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Paul, there is a huge diffe... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Paul, there is a huge difference between damage and destruction. If you understand words and there meaning, you are saying man is destroying the earth. You are implying that the earth will cease to exist if we don't embrace you and Algores doom and gloom theories. ww

GOP wide stance:<e... (Below threshold)
marc:

GOP wide stance:

One would have thought that "flat Earth" and "witchcraft" beliefs had been left in the ashcan of 18th century thought.

Liar.

Like the Accademy Awards, t... (Below threshold)
drjohn:

Like the Accademy Awards, these are simply plums to be handed out to the most politically correct soup du jour menu.

Arafat receiving a Peace Prize rendered the award blatantly stupid.

Giving it Carter and Anaan for trying to do something is significant. No longer in the halls of liberalism is accomplishment meaningful. Trying is all that matters. The same disease brought us social promotions in schools.

Now excuse me, I have to go try to invent an anti-gravity machine. The good part is to know that I need not be successful in order to win an Nobel Prize!

It's all easy enough to see... (Below threshold)

It's all easy enough to see - Algore is doing the same thing for 'global warming' that Carter & Arafat to bring peace to the middle east.

Truly these awards are not ... (Below threshold)
Spurwing Plover:

Truly these awards are not worth it anymore do you ever think they would have awraded jesus that award?

Well, we could always use t... (Below threshold)

Well, we could always use the old standby if we are asked about the handing out of this year's Nobel Peace Prize:

"Why are we honoring Al Gore? Have we run out of human beings?"

However, on a more serious note, the Nobel Peace Prize was corrupted long ago. The motive behind this prize was Prof. Nobel's great sadness that his great invention TNT had become a weapon of war. But although his endowment of the award said it was to be given to the person who did the most to promote peace in the previous year, he never put in a real definition of peace, and the liberals naturally corrupted the prizes purpose.

I now just consider it another award coming out of the great liberal office of naval contemplation, and ignore it after that.

I simply can't express how ... (Below threshold)
LT:

I simply can't express how much enjoyment I get watching you wingnuts frothing at the mouth over this. You all have truly made my day. Please, keep up the good work. Ooh, I wonder what Coulter has to say.

LT, No one is "fro... (Below threshold)
JJones:

LT,

No one is "frothing at the mouth". We are just pointing out that Al Gore was awarded the prize for the wrong reasons. This is not new, as some of the people who have received the Nobel Peace Prize in past years were equally undeserving of the honor. Previous posters pointed out the controversial nominations of Jimmy Carter in 2002 and Yasser Arafat in 1994. Just another unfortuate call by the Nobel Peace Prize Committee.

To summarize the arguments against Al Gore's nomination (since you appear not to have actually read the post or the responses): Al Gore was nominated in light of his documentary "An Inconvenient Truth", which ironically contains several well-documented untruths (or "exaggerations" and "mistakes" if you will.) Google for yourself if you care (which you probably don't).

Regardless of your opinion on the truthfulness (or lack thereof) of the film, the next argument is that the Nobel Peace prize is for doing something to aid the cause of world peace (thus the name "Nobel PEACE Prize"). Gore's film has nothing to do with peace.

Again, nobody is frothing at the mouth about it, we're simply pointing out that the prize could have been awarded to someone more deserving. Handing out the prize to people for the wrong reasons, cheapens what it means to win the award.

JJones, good response but d... (Below threshold)
Veeshir:

JJones, good response but definitely wasted. Just like the Frost deal, the nitwit lefties here have this caricature in their heads so they don't actually have to read the posts to know what's in them, their feelings tell them all they need to know.
So in other words, even though we've pretty much been making fun of the Nobel nitwits, to the reading-comprehension-challenged lefties here, that means we're "frothing". Although to be fair, they might not be reading-comprehension-challenged so much as they can't go against their prejudices so they think they see stuff they want to see.

It's like when they call you Nazis and demand you be put into camps, or when they call you hateful and compare you to Middle Ages types who killed those who disagreed with the prevalent "wisdom" and then call for your lobotomy, they're irony- and sense-of-humor-challenged.

As noted above by Jeff Blog... (Below threshold)

As noted above by Jeff Blogworthy and dr john, no sane person has taken the Nobel Peace Prize seriously since the mass murderer Arafat won it.

Other winners include Gorbachev, under whose peaceful leadership the Soviet Army dropped colorful plastic mines over areas of Afghanistan in rebellion against them, just powerful enough to blow the hands or arms off the children who picked them up, and Kofi Annan, who presided over the largest financial scandal in history (larger in dollars than all the corporate scandals put together) in the oil for food program.

The Nobel "Peace" Prize became irrelevant long ago.

I'm Norwegian.I'm ... (Below threshold)
89:

I'm Norwegian.

I'm ashamed.

At least the most thuggish of previous winners had something to do with war and peace, while the previous environmentalist winner was somewhat unknown to the world and could be rationalized with "she helps stop environmental destruction in Africa, thus stopping conflicts over natural resources - never mind the Jewish AIDS".
But Al Gore is more famous than the peace price, so bringing attention to his work can't be the reason for this one.

So, by being one of the lar... (Below threshold)

So, by being one of the largest scam artists in the world, and possibly in history, Al Gore has not only amassed himself a rather substantial fortune, generated an equally impressive amount of political and social clout, and come across as the savior for mankind (at least for those vapid enough to believe his erroneous and disproven meanderings), but he has won a prize dedicated to the generation and propagation of peace... for doing things that have absolutely nothing, whatsoever, to do with peace.

You know, if it were not so damned sad and disturbing how so many people are taking this seriously, this would be damnably hilarious.

"I invented the Nobel Lies"... (Below threshold)

"I invented the Nobel Lies" -- Al Gore

The reason he won is that t... (Below threshold)

The reason he won is that the Swedes have attached a generator to the body of Alfred Nobel. The spinning caused by the choices have powered the entire city of Stockholm saving Sweden millions by cutting oil imports.

Linoge, good comment. Just ... (Below threshold)
Veeshir:

Linoge, good comment. Just about perfect except for this part:
You know, if it were not so damned sad and disturbing how so many people are taking this seriously, this would be damnably hilarious.

Dude, you just have to accept that Western Civilization is doomed and then you can really get into the humor.
A representative republic was a great experiment and it's had a good run. The totalitarians are on the march but our people and politicians have realized that it's much easier to vote for bread and circuses than tell people the painful truths, so we're all screwed.

I'm just loading up on ammo and hoping I'll be able to make it to the Catskills when it all falls apart. I like a defensible position.

Oh, trust me, I more than u... (Below threshold)

Oh, trust me, I more than understand that Western Society is completely and utterly buggered and well on its road to self-destruction. That said, I would really prefer if me and mine were not around when it happened, and given that we still cannot manage to get our monkey-butts off this rock, not a lot of alternatives exist. Hence the "disturbed" bit. But, yes, my first reaction on hearing this news was definitely laughter, no doubt about that.

Should I ever make it back to the East Coast, might you be interested in someone who is fairly handy with a carbine and pistol?

And did gore ever belong to... (Below threshold)
Spurwing Plover:

And did gore ever belong to the lairs club as well?

I'm disgusted, I'm aghast w... (Below threshold)
marc:

I'm disgusted, I'm aghast with dismay... why didn't the loonbats on the nobel committee include The Goracle's "carbon credits" company to share the *award* with it's Head Reverend and the IPCC?

In case you're still readin... (Below threshold)
Veeshir:

In case you're still reading Linoge, go up rt 28 from Kingston toward Phoenicia, if you make it to rt 42, take it, when you're stopped, even if it's on 28, tell em "Fish" sent you.

I'll see you after the apocolypse. Bring beer.

while there has been much a... (Below threshold)
courts:

while there has been much argument within this thread I find it amusing how much you think "its all about who you know, not what you know". this applys to both god lover and al gore and his peace prize "hook ups". Either way, if "An Inconvenient Truth" is supported scientificaly or not Al Gore sure got your attention enough to argue over it.. your right he hasn't created peace. haha.




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