Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Nov 2009 17:11 UTC
Linux Now this is one to ponder. This year, the Nobel Peace Prize went to Barack Obama, president of the United States. The prize has been given to both politicians and non-politicians alike, and Keith Lofstrom thinks its time to hand over the Peace Prize to a non-politician once more: Linus Torvalds.
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RE[3]: Why not
by Googol on Fri 20th Nov 2009 22:04 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Why not"
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spot on dude. If you watch Chomsky's excellent "Manufacturing Consent", he evidences how EVERY SINGLE US president since world war II is guilty of war crimes by the standards of the Nuremberg Nazi trails - every single one of them (they are all listed with there crimes, no worries). Now, that was a mid-90s documentary, but of course Bush has been doing his deeds since then, and we all know he is a war criminal. Now, I even think Obama is a good, upright guy, and a lawyer by profession - which I don't mean in a negative, but rather positive way in that I believe he will not just sign off everything in light of the constitutional teachings he received, and also as a matter of profesional integrity. But still, I think the "system" is going to force him into a position like his predecessors - so no, he does not deserve the prize, not even as an encouragement.

On a side not, yes, I am all for a non-politician. But if we are talking non-politicians, there are about 6 billion floating around - which brings us back to the Miss Universe point. If you asked Linus him very self what he did for peace, his honest reply would be: NOTHING! He's a busy guy, you know...

omg-omg ;) I committed the there/their crime- hahahah ;)

Edited 2009-11-20 22:05 UTC

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RE[4]: Why not
by DrillSgt on Sat 21st Nov 2009 02:07 in reply to "RE[3]: Why not"
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How can you put the words "lawyer" and "integrity" in the same sentence and keep a straight face?? ;)

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RE[4]: Why not
by hollovoid on Sat 21st Nov 2009 19:07 in reply to "RE[3]: Why not"
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If you watch Chomsky's excellent Manufacturing Consent

Required viewing, very powerful film

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