WikiLeaks among nominees for Nobel Peace Prize

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    I was going to out this in the humor section, but I have to play it straight I guess. I mean why not eh? Tis a noble cause. :eusa_whistle:


    OSLO | Wed Feb 2, 2011 11:32am EST

    OSLO (Reuters) - Anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks has been nominated for the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, the Norwegian politician behind the proposal said on Wednesday, a day after the deadline for nominations expired.

    The Norwegian Nobel Committee accepts nominations for what many consider as the world's top accolade until February 1, although the five panel members have until the end of the month to make their own proposals.

    Norwegian parliamentarian Snorre Valen said WikiLeaks was "one of the most important contributors to freedom of speech and transparency" in the 21st century.

    "By disclosing information about corruption, human rights abuses and war crimes, WikiLeaks is a natural contender for the Nobel Peace Prize," Valen said.

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    After Arafat, Rigoberta, Algore, and Obama, does anyone seriously believe that the Nobel Peace Prize has any valid meaning?
     
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    To most it means something....
     
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    That's a gross exageration.
     
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    No it is not. Most people have an opinion on the awards...Most see it as an achievement. Only in the US conservative neocon whackjob land where mediocrity is valued, does it have no value....
     
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    Wonder if the lawn crew here at the Courthouse will get nominated????
     
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    Even if the Nobel Peace Prize is kind of a joke and they often have epic fails (Obama? Gimme a break), I still like it when they pick good ones - and this would be a good one.
     
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    I always thought mediocrity was a talking point of the Obama administration.
     
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    What did Obama achieve to earn his?
     

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