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Forum topic by MarktheWoodButcher posted 10-09-2009 07:16 PM 2622 views 0 times favorited 37 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-09-2009 07:16 PM

What are those Norwegians thinking? What do they hope to accomplish? It may make Obama’s dealings with the Europeans a little easier, but not much, and they were already pretty much in agreement with Obama’s way of handling International relations.

I like Obama but he hasn’t accomplished anything more than an attitude shift. I don’t think that is enough to warrant this award.

I would really like to hear what you LumberJocks out side the US think about this cause the seven – eight people I’ve talked to here in the States about it are all saying… “What????” I mean it’s nice to see your team capt. get a trophy but the season just started.

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#1 posted 10-09-2009 07:23 PM


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#2 posted 10-09-2009 07:29 PM

The posting guidelines state

“Don’t discuss politics and religion, unless it is directly related to woodworking.”

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#3 posted 10-09-2009 07:35 PM

I posted something.. then read the guidelines… and erased the words even though I can’t erase the post.

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#4 posted 10-09-2009 08:11 PM

I thought the “Coffee Lounge” was the proper place for off topic discussions!

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#5 posted 10-09-2009 08:18 PM

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#6 posted 10-09-2009 08:22 PM

I thought the sam as the Coastie, Damian. But causing hard feelings isn’t good for anybody, So I would really like a forum moderator to clarify the situation and until one does I most cordially invite the Jocks outside the US to send me their thoughts on the Prize award via the private message function. I really want to hear what you think. I don’t want an argument.

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#7 posted 10-09-2009 10:51 PM

I like president Obama a great deal as most people here in the UK and Europe do .
However I too don’t quite get this award or at least the premature timing of it. It is too soon to be doing this, as he doesn’t seem to have conquered much of his vision so far ,also he’s struggling with many of his policies like healthcare etc. As long as Guantanamo , where many innocents have made accusations of torture and being held without trial etc is still being run in such a disgraceful way against all international laws etc . I don’t quite get the peaceful message incorporated in this peace prize it seems to be a purely political decision.Now as a seperate issue it was said today that well over 100.000 civilians have died in Iraq ! Many, Many, of whom were and are are innocent people and many of whom are women and children. So he’s a welcome change from MR BUsh and made some strides in the right direction, But too early to be judging him to receive an award of this magnitude. And our great Tony Blair or mr Tony B Liar as I and many here call him, is now desperately trying to become the president of Europe, even after all the lies and dodgy documents he took the Bitish people against their will into an illegal war on the basis of lies lies and more lies.He will probably be made president of Europe as he has many friends in high places. Does he deserve it? certainly not! he even tried to bcome a peace envoy what a joke . His hands are covered in Blood.So MR President Obama is a very much better human being , but is almost overwhelmed by political maneouvering against him. Surely his many good policies he will be better judged at the end of his term of office ,(in my humble opinion).I deliberately mention nothing about George Bush so as not to cause offence among my American friends.

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#8 posted 10-10-2009 12:01 AM

As long as we have politicians, there will be no peace. Seems ironic.

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#9 posted 10-10-2009 12:49 AM

Lord, Please help us.

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#10 posted 10-10-2009 12:58 AM

Yes Prayer. Not enough of that going on. Agree with Coastie.

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#11 posted 10-10-2009 01:07 AM

Alistair, there is no way you could pass up a chance for some Bush bashing, even without meaning to it seems. Here is what I copied and pasted directly from your rant.
“he’s a welcome change from MR BUsh” followed by “I mention nothing about George bush so as not to cause offence among my American friends”
We are in agreement that the awarding of the Nobel peace prize has become a political tool. It is now a transparent attempt to influence the US president in his future decisions so he can try to “earn” the award he had already received. The previous awards to Carter and Gore, both during Bush’s presidency, were obviously intended as an insult to Bush. They have really diminished the value of the award by using it incorrectly IMO.

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#12 posted 10-10-2009 01:07 AM

I believe that President Obama has more callouses on his lips than on his hands….

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#13 posted 10-10-2009 01:10 AM


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#14 posted 10-10-2009 01:23 AM

Somebody at the norwegian embassy told me it was a typing error, it was supposed to go to Osama.

I don’t understand what this “peace” award is about as it was started by the guy who invented dynamite.

But another source says that when God created man, it took him 6 days and on the 7th he rested. Now when he created a woman it took him 5 minutes and ever since nobody has rested – no peace.

Smile please

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#15 posted 10-10-2009 01:37 AM

No matter what your political affiliation I think”They have really diminished the value of the award” By making The award a political statement.

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