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Obama won it, shortly after taking office, keeping up Guantanamo and assassinating Bin Laden afterwards...

It lost its credibility there already, if not earlier.

Snowden did the right thing, showing the world that NSA and co are taking liberties. Not worth a noble prize, of course.

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Obama won it, shortly after taking office, keeping up Guantanamo and assassinating Bin Laden afterwards...

It lost its credibility there already, if not earlier.

Snowden did the right thing, showing the world that NSA and co are taking liberties. Not worth a noble prize, of course.

 

Kissinger won it. Pretty much had no credibility after that point.

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I see that Snowden the whistle blower has been nominated for this years peace prize . If he wins it the award will lose all credibility . How many people has he put in danger because of all the data he stole ?

 

Where does he live in a land of the free and total democracy . Yeh right Russia

 

Completely agree with you.

 

I personally am hoping the CIA are planning a poison-tipped umbrella exercise.

 

I found it nasueating that C4 invited him to do an alternative Xmas speech (but then I find the whole concept abhorrent).

 

I think hes done this for personal gain, not for any noble or moral reasons.

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Obama won it, shortly after taking office, keeping up Guantanamo and assassinating Bin Laden afterwards...

It lost its credibility there already, if not earlier.

Snowden did the right thing, showing the world that NSA and co are taking liberties. Not worth a noble prize, of course.

 

Yeah, defending the national interest and the safety of the nations citizens. How f**king outrageous.

 

We're only so outraged because we aint as good at it as them.

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Yeah, defending the national interest and the safety of the nations citizens. How f**king outrageous.

 

We're only so outraged because we aint as good at it as them.

 

Or alternatively, collecting vast amounts of personal information to get blackmailing information, etc.

 

btw, can anyone thinking of the "if you've got nothing to hide" line please send me all of your electronic communications. PM me (or email NSA) for contact details.

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Or alternatively, collecting vast amounts of personal information to get blackmailing information, etc.

 

btw, can anyone thinking of the "if you've got nothing to hide" line please send me all of your electronic communications. PM me (or email NSA) for contact details.

 

So loads of normal citizens with nothing to hide and normally nothing to fear are being blackmailed by that behemoth the NSA, are they ?

 

What utter b*ll*cks. Your outrage is totally synthetic, based on some utterly ridiculous high morally with no basis in reality. If the NSA didnt have access to and the ability to use information about someone, some other institution in some other country would have it.

 

And you have NO idea how many times their information collection has potentially saved large numbers of lives, possibly including your own, because to divulge such information would compromise the process. so in the absence of such information you just assume that it hasnt happened.

 

Very superificial of you........

 

Snowden is a traitor that deserves to swing from a rope or to be done extra crispy. I hope he can look in a mirror if another 9/11 happens.

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So loads of normal citizens with nothing to hide and normally nothing to fear are being blackmailed by that behemoth the NSA, are they ?

 

What utter b*ll*cks. Your outrage is totally synthetic, based on some utterly ridiculous high morally with no basis in reality. If the NSA didnt have access to and the ability to use information about someone, some other institution in some other country would have it.

 

And you have NO idea how many times their information collection has potentially saved large numbers of lives, possibly including your own, because to divulge such information would compromise the process. so in the absence of such information you just assume that it hasnt happened.

 

Very superificial of you........

 

Snowden is a traitor that deserves to swing from a rope or to be done extra crispy. I hope he can look in a mirror if another 9/11 happens.

 

Ok, we have a taker.

 

Send your porn browsing history for the last three years, please Alps.

 

Let's see how much you have to hide.

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Completely agree with you.

 

I personally am hoping the CIA are planning a poison-tipped umbrella exercise.

I found it nasueating that C4 invited him to do an alternative Xmas speech (but then I find the whole concept abhorrent).

 

I think hes done this for personal gain, not for any noble or moral reasons.

 

Gives you a raging hard on doesn't it tough guy. Perhaps one of the biggest losses to UK national security was that a hero like you chose to be a keyboard warrior on the interweb rather than becoming the next James Bond.

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Gives you a raging hard on doesn't it tough guy. Perhaps one of the biggest losses to UK national security was that a hero like you chose to be a keyboard warrior on the interweb rather that become the next James Bond.

 

Alps' position on the US is laughably inconsistent.

 

Watch this;

 

Alps. Was Franklin Delano Roosevelt a friend or foe of the UK?

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Obama won it, shortly after taking office, keeping up Guantanamo and assassinating Bin Laden afterwards...

It lost its credibility there already, if not earlier.

Snowden did the right thing, showing the world that NSA and co are taking liberties. Not worth a noble prize, of course.

 

Robert Mugabe was nominated :lol:

 

To be fair to Obama he's tried to close Guantanamo a few times but been blocked by the Republicans. I don't think he deserved his prize though as he had accomplished nothing of note at the time and is warmongering his merry way through office.

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I think people are a little confused about what the Nobel peace prize is for. Its awarded for specific acts of peacemaking - its not some kind of lifetime achievement award. Inevitably many of those involved in the most dramatic acts of peace will have previously been protagonists.

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I think people are a little confused about what the Nobel peace prize is for. Its awarded for specific acts of peacemaking - its not some kind of lifetime achievement award. Inevitably many of those involved in the most dramatic acts of peace will have previously been protagonists.

 

That's like someone being given a gold star for cleaning up a dump they've done on the teacher's desk.

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That's like someone being given a gold star for cleaning up a dump they've done on the teacher's desk.

 

Thats what peacemaking often is. Mother Theresa didnt start any wars so she didnt have the power to stop any. Where would the NI peace process be if McGuiness and Billy Wright had been excluded? What are the chances of peace in Afghanistan without involving the Taliban leader?

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Ok, we have a taker.

 

Send your porn browsing history for the last three years, please Alps.

 

Let's see how much you have to hide.

 

Dotcom made a good agrument against the 'nothing to hide brigade' recently.

 

'If you have nothing to hide, are you comfortable leaving the front door to your home permanently open?'

 

'If you have nothing to hide, are you comfortable walking around in the street with no clothes on?'

 

'Everybody has a need, and a right to privacy, online and offline'

 

I hope Snowden gets the NPP, I believe history will remember him in a good light.

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Dotcom made a good agrument against the 'nothing to hide brigade' recently.

 

'If you have nothing to hide, are you comfortable leaving the front door to your home permanently open?'

 

'If you have nothing to hide, are you comfortable walking around in the street with no clothes on?'

 

'Everybody has a need, and a right to privacy, online and offline'

 

I hope Snowden gets the NPP, I believe history will remember him in a good light.

 

The thing that really irks me about the "if you have nothing to hide" argument is that agreement to that, implicit or explicit, is agreement to a fundamental shift in the 'social contract'.

 

Supposedly, in a Liberal Democracy you are innocent until proven guilty. Accepting the line, "if you have nothing to hide" is accepting that everyone is guilty, until they prove themselves innocent.

 

Which is my problem with that argument, and all this NSA crap.

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Dotcom made a good agrument against the 'nothing to hide brigade' recently.

 

'If you have nothing to hide, are you comfortable leaving the front door to your home permanently open?'

 

'If you have nothing to hide, are you comfortable walking around in the street with no clothes on?'

 

'Everybody has a need, and a right to privacy, online and offline'

 

I hope Snowden gets the NPP, I believe history will remember him in a good light.

 

You and I don't often agree on much, but we do here.

 

I'm happier than most to divulge personal details; that doesn't mean that I actually expect Alps to send me his porn search history tho'. Privacy is hugely important. It's arguably the only thing that's truly ours.

 

I also think that the power of blackmail is hugely underestimated. Look at what we've learned in the past 12 months with respect to organised paedophiliia in the establishment. Savile apparently a fixer for the rich and famous, given a knighthood under protest of Thatcher's advisers (Thatcher surely was told off-the-record what the score REALLY was), numerous political figures in the frame.

 

http://www.tpuc.org/blair-covering-up-paedophile-scandal/

 

Blair issued a D-Notice on the findings of Operation Ore under the guise of national security. Many speculated that blackmail could have been a driving factor in the Labour government's inexplicable decision to fabricate the case for war in Iraq. Given what we know now, doesn't seem to be outside the realms of possibility.

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hole puncture re I hope Snowden gets the NPP, I believe history will remember him in a good light.

 

I have the complete opposite view

 

He was employed in a position of trust, he brole that trust,

If he didnt like what he was emplyed to do , he should have left and found a different Job

 

He4 betrayed his employers and his colleagues and no doubt put others in danger

 

Do you think the Chinese and Russian were going to destroy the information he supplied

 

Now they will use the key and secret information he had for their own use

 

Sorry guys who are pro snowden. Im not . He should have stayed in the USA and face the consequences of his action

 

Just remind me how much freedom of choice you have in Russia and venezuela his prefered country of residence,

 

Snowden is a traitor and betrayed his country , he sold his soul to the devil

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hole puncture re I hope Snowden gets the NPP, I believe history will remember him in a good light.

 

I have the complete opposite view

 

He was employed in a position of trust, he brole that trust,

If he didnt like what he was emplyed to do , he should have left and found a different Job

 

He4 betrayed his employers and his colleagues and no doubt put others in danger

 

Do you think the Chinese and Russian were going to destroy the information he supplied

 

Now they will use the key and secret information he had for their own use

 

Sorry guys who are pro snowden. Im not . He should have stayed in the USA and face the consequences of his action

 

Just remind me how much freedom of choice you have in Russia and venezuela his prefered country of residence,

 

Snowden is a traitor and betrayed his country , he sold his soul to the devil

 

Surely too the govt and security agencies and are in a position of trust too.

 

What Snowden has exposed is that that position has been badly abused.

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Pap

 

I agree with some of your points re D notices etc re iraq and blair but I will not change my views on snowden and assange .

 

Depends who you hold fealty to, I guess. Your government or your fellow human being.

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I think people are a little confused about what the Nobel peace prize is for. Its awarded for specific acts of peacemaking - its not some kind of lifetime achievement award. Inevitably many of those involved in the most dramatic acts of peace will have previously been protagonists.

 

I understand your point and agree to a certain extent, but the Nobel committee can be quite inconsistent. Barack Obama didn't do any "specific" peacemaking, did he? His prize seemed to be merely a metaphorical huge sigh or relief that the U.S. President was no longer GWB!

 

Kissinger's "act of peacemakling" - the winding up of the failed Vietnam War - came after a long period of escalation (the carpet bombing of Cambodia, for example), when the U.S. attempted to win the war with a massive wave of destruction. Like giving someone an award because they've stopped torturing and poisoning people.

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This thread has made me chuckle, a leftist and rightist view on everything by all, so biased, see the person solely the person for what they are not necessarily their parties, Kissinger was doled out by many people at many times and did good and bad (very bad and am amazed he was allowed to do so) but I am enjoying the historical lesson of a pawn in a World game.

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This thread has made me chuckle, a leftist and rightist view on everything by all, so biased, see the person solely the person for what they are not necessarily their parties, Kissinger was doled out by many people at many times and did good and bad (very bad and am amazed he was allowed to do so) but I am enjoying the historical lesson of a pawn in a World game.

 

How do you see a person for what they are? You can't see inside their soul; you can't examine their conscience. You note what they do. Kissinger didn't "belong" to a political party. He wasn't a Republican or Democrat. His party was the party of self. He was willing to do and say whatever advanced his own drive for power and influence. Check the historical record. See what policies he pursued in Vietnam - and Chile and many other parts of the world. He is personally responsible for the death of tens of thousands of people. He supported fascist despots because of his belief in realpolitik. Power and influence, that is; not truth and justice. Would you rather have a bias in favour of those who seek and exercise power, or those who work for truth and justice? My bias is for the latter.

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