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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easy to knock Obama
by TechGeek on Sat 21st Nov 2009 01:58 UTC
TechGeek
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2006-01-14

You know, its easy for all of you to knock Obama, except that none of you are black men that have been elected President of the United States. So show a *little* respect. As for Linus, well, its a bit early. While he hasn't done much to deserve it yet, who knows where Linux will go.

As for intent and identity go, give Linus a break. Edison did science to get rich. Not save the world. Franklin was a man slut banging anything he could get. People are rarely as saintly as we might expect for someone who changed the world.

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RE: easy to knock Obama
by AlexandreAM on Sat 21st Nov 2009 06:02 in reply to "easy to knock Obama"
AlexandreAM Member since:
2006-02-06

I wonder how being a black man who reached the President office says anything about the guy. If anything, it says about the society in U.S.A. in general, that it can be, possibly, becoming less driven by prejudice and the importance of the images of those they elect.

Who should care if the guy is black, gay, adulterous or whatever? All that matter is that he should (And I'm not saying Obama is, I don't have much of a saying in it... I don't follow US politics that closely.) be competent for the job and treat his authority and power with ethics and integrity for the sake of the population.

All the rest is a society's stupid hypocrisy.

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RE: easy to knock Obama
by judgen on Sat 21st Nov 2009 14:04 in reply to "easy to knock Obama"
judgen Member since:
2006-07-12

I said nothing about Obama in my text at all... I was more around the lines, that they gave the prize to people like Yassir Arafat, henry kissinger and alot of others that has done very little in the long term to produce peace or stabillity.

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RE[2]: easy to knock Obama
by bugjacobs on Sun 22nd Nov 2009 08:11 in reply to "RE: easy to knock Obama"
bugjacobs Member since:
2009-01-03

Henry Kissinger is pretty much in the class of Kim Jong Il for those who follow his manipulative record ....

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RE: easy to knock Obama
by Soulbender on Sun 22nd Nov 2009 01:54 in reply to "easy to knock Obama"
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2005-08-18

You know, its easy for all of you to knock Obama, except that none of you are black men that have been elected President of the United States.


So the fsck what? The US finally got a president that isnt a member of the white old dudes club? Welcome to the rest of the world, we even have women as presidents here.
I like the man but giving him the peace price was a goddamn joke and giving it to Linus would be an even bigger one.

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RE[2]: easy to knock Obama
by bugjacobs on Sun 22nd Nov 2009 03:27 in reply to "RE: easy to knock Obama"
bugjacobs Member since:
2009-01-03

Obama may be black, but there are plenty of white / old men behind him .. And , Obama isnt even an Afro-American ! Hes from KENYA ! Id rather see an Afro-American president with multiple generations of Afro-Americans in his background. Its a deception that Obama is "black".

Edited 2009-11-22 03:31 UTC

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