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    Of why anyone is upset over President Obama being awarded the Nobel Peace prize. It changes nothing, costs us nothing, and hurts.... Nothing.

    Is IS a good day to be Barack though, which is damn fine with me. How many good days that start off with good news do you think a POTUS ever sees? Not many.

    Anyone here want his job? I didn't think so.

    Our President has been honored. It's a good day for him and a good day for the country.
     
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    A lot of it is that many people see the prize as something which meant something.
     
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    It shouldn't make a damn if it means something or not. It's just an honor, costs us nothing, changes nothing, hurts us not at all.

    I fail to understand the problem and why people are making a big deal out of it. Who was hurt? No one.
     
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    I think it belittles the meaning of the award for past and future recipients.
     
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    I feel this is the most level-headed post on this topic that I've seen on these boards so far, including my own posts about it. Thank you.
     
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    I disagree. There were far more deserving nominees who could use that award money for their own causes and use the elan of such an award to garner support. They were hurt.
     
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    Good for you, that's your opinion. However, you shouldn't be trying to speak for all past or future recipients.
     
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    Fair enough statement, but why do we give a shit? It's not like it's ours, not like it's the Lombardi Trophy or anything.
     
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    i'm with you MM

    http://www.usmessageboard.com/current-events/90885-nobel-peace-prize-does-it-really-matter.html
     
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    Well, thankfully for them, they'll never know it.

    But this really boils down the entire point - you're calling foul simply because you don't agree. That's nice, but its not up to you - its up to the Nobel committee.
     

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