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Every year since 1901 the +Nobel Prize has been awarded for world achievements in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature and for peace. Starting tomorrow through December 10, The Nobel Foundation is live streaming some of the key events on +YouTube at www.youtube.com/nobelprize. Learn more about what's in store and tune in to watch the lectures and ceremonies live: http://goo.gl/2gKSZe
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And then they gave it to Obama and ruined it's legitimacy. 
 
And there is talk about giving it to Putin?!? 
 
Gandhi didn't get the peace prize while a lot of warmongers did! Get real people. Alfred Nobel is fidgeting in his grave! 
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Remember when the Nobel prize actually meant something? As in, something more significant than "hey, nice Powerpoint presentation" or "we didn't like the guy that had your job before, and even though you haven't even had time to do anything significant yet, the internet seems to like you, so we're sure you'll do fine?"
 
Let it be known, that the year Ghandi died, there was no peace prize awarded, the committee stating that there was no "suitable candidate." (If I remember correctly.) +Nandakumar Raghavan 
 
They lost credibility some time ago with some "excellent" choices.
 
Europeans lost their credibility to dictate what is "best" long ago. 
 
+Matthew Young
To be fair, Martin Luther King Jr. didnt fight for peace, he fought for equal rights. They are different, and you cant really change society without 'disrupting the peace'. While he deserves recognition (and has it) for what he did, I dont think a peace award is the best way. Perhaps a humanitarian award.
 
+Chris Caldwell what are you smoking? Both Ghandi and King struggled to change society. You can't change society without disrupting the peace? Man, you can't hope for peace without changing society. That's why MLK did get the prize. I was thinking of someone else earlier.
 
+Matthew Young
Still dont think I agree. Awards? sure. Peace? naw. He wasnt pushing peace, he was disrupting it for a cause. A noble cause, sure, but thats not what a peace prize is about, thats what a humanitarian award is about.
 
you both have good points, but remember there is going to always be some kind of disruption when people are trying to bring about a change.
 
Back to "man is god" so we can see the reality- I'm in the U.S. and most the comments have been despair ridden, or disillusioned. This year I attended a lecture from an author who has the award, I was on a date and I glad to occaisionally unravel the thinking and progression that does find a humanitarian outlook when I try to remember what was exactly said. If the other had said something like Blessed Are the Peacemakers, I would have remembered, but she didn't, she spoke of what it is to give, and that to give is holy, which is a pretty harmless piece of information whether it was a long time ago or not when I didn't have a date. So see the thing as non-political if necessary.
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Believe me, the people that began the war have been dead for so long its a joke. Do you know how long Woodrow Wilson has been dead for?  Proust is bloody deceased.
 
+Chris Caldwell This isn't Malcolm X we're talking about there; the man advocated only peaceful advocacy. He wasn't disrupting peace. He was disrupting the peace; but there is a difference. "The peace" he disrupted was relegated solely to the comfort of racists who were uncomfortable with the idea of little Timmy going to school with one of those colored children. The "peace" he disrupted was the ability to lynch black people and get away with it. The "peace" he disrupted was the accepted, institutionalized segregation and hatred of minorities. As I said, that may be "THE peace;" but it's not actually PEACE at all.

Any effort towards real peace will inevitably disrupt THE peace for those who wish to maintain the status quo.
 
Nothing in Sweden will be disrupted just because we are from the conceited  United States. They have had their riots and are finished. The reason our society is disrupted is because we greedy, greedy hypocrites. Go disrupt the Bronx.
 
+Scott Lord Sweden had their riots in May of this year. You honestly believe that they went from a country with so much class-based tension and hostility towards immigrants that their capital erupted in violent riots for a week to some kind of Uopia in 7 months? Stop drinking the media's Kool-Aid; every nation has its problems. 

I didn't say "our society is disrupted." I said "THE PEACE" is when people affect meaningful social change, because the change means an end to the status quo, which is bad for the beneficiaries of the status quo. This is not relegated to America. This is humanity.
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Nobel peace price, what a con! you can fool us.
 
All of you! Please get off google+ and spend some time on Wikipedia. Or even google search. That way you have more facts than opinions. Peace! 
 
I beg your pardon! Google is in California not Bangladesh. I have seen Nadine Gordimer, Saul Bellow, Ellie Weisel, and Mother Theresa in person in the flesh (during my slow periods)
The principle of a peace prize is discussion between human beings.  I'm glad Matthew Young wrote back to me to clarify his thought. Thought. Not my wikpedia is more splendid than yours. He's is essence right- our media is bipartisan capitalist entrenched within our tax-brackets. Google is actually more neutral that television because of the stock-market, meaning its more of a television set than three networks. The reason why we should turn off our televisions isn't because China and Japan have  gone over the line on military spending. Give Putin a bronze star if he tells China to grow food rather than buy weapons. An the reason we should turn off our televisions isn't because Pakistan decides to be a hotel for terrorists, Our art on television stinks.
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