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Edward Snowden nominated
for Nobel peace prize

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:mark34, 1/30/2014 9:39:21 PM

Two Norwegian politicians say they have jointly nominated the former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden for the 2014 Nobel peace prize. The Socialist Left party politicians Baard Vegar Solhjell, a former environment minister, and Snorre Valen said the public debate and policy changes in the wake of Snowden´s whistleblowing had "contributed to a more stable and peaceful world order". Being nominated means Snowden will be one of scores of names that the Nobel committee will consider for the prestigious award. The five-member panel will not confirm who has been nominated but those who submit nominations sometimes make them public. Nominators, including members of

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He deserves the Nobel Prize and more.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: nwcudagal, 1/30/2014 9:46:15 PM     (No. 9712539)

When Obama got the prize that lowered the bar as far as it could be lowered.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ruready?, 1/30/2014 9:47:52 PM     (No. 9712545)

I still want Clapper in jail.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 1/30/2014 10:07:51 PM     (No. 9712572)

FTA: "..that the Nobel committee will consider for the prestigious award." That is slightly overstating the case. Prestigious??? Not after Obama, Gore and Arafat! Did Jimmie Carter get one? Yes? I rest my case.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 1/30/2014 10:31:05 PM     (No. 9712592)

No. No. No.

Practice your Russian, Eddie.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: PAdiva, 1/30/2014 10:46:23 PM     (No. 9712605)

ES needs the money and it´s a slap the face of BO.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Japanorama, 1/31/2014 12:31:42 AM     (No. 9712668)

Betray your country. Win a prize.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Libertygal, 1/31/2014 2:03:13 AM     (No. 9712694)

Well, well. This is likely to get bunches of panties into bunches of bunches. That´s bunches of bunches, isn´t it?



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Reply 8 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 1/31/2014 3:30:44 AM     (No. 9712711)

I think this is a popcorn passing hoot. The debauched Nobel Peace Prize needs to be devalued in the public eye, all the way to zero.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: belwhatter, 1/31/2014 3:31:36 AM     (No. 9712712)

Well why not? Ed Snowden woke up a lot of ditherers to the fact that we have nothing sacred left to and in our lives. He did it by doing something rather than bleat on the sidelines.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: bkt23, 1/31/2014 5:39:46 AM     (No. 9712743)

#7, what were/are the employees at the NSA doing if not betraying their country? The NSA is pure evil and Snowden showed us that.

That there are people even here on Lucianne who think whatever the government does must be good is really disheartening.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: rlcnutter, 1/31/2014 5:51:29 AM     (No. 9712748)

Heck, if Barry got one we all should get one.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: jacksin5, 1/31/2014 6:50:42 AM     (No. 9712773)

The sound you hear is John Kerry gnashing his teeth.

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