Why did Al Gore win the Nobel PEACE Prize?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Vladimir, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. Vladimir

    Vladimir New Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Issaquah WA
    Why did Al Gore win the Nobel Peace Prize?

    Because there was no science involved, so he wasn't eligible for a Nobel Prize from the sciences.
  2. mrkirker

    mrkirker New Member

    Jul 13, 2007

  3. cycloneman

    cycloneman Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2008
    dont you get like a million dollars with the prize?


    Good point Vlad. WTF scientific work did he do? Beats TF out of me.:confused:
  4. artabr

    artabr New Member

    Algore had about as much to do with peace as Yasser Arafat. ;) :mad:
    When you throw Jima Carter in the mix you begin to see how dysfunctional Albert Nobel's prize has become. :rolleyes:

  5. 45nut

    45nut Well-Known Member

    Jul 19, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    The Peace Prize has nothing to do with science, but everything to do with being PC.
  6. Vladimir

    Vladimir New Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Issaquah WA
    But the "joke" is referring to the glaring fact that none of the science academies in charge of the science Nobel Prizes wanted to give one to Gore. :D
  7. Because he invented the internet. Thanks, AL!! TJ
  8. new308handloader

    new308handloader New Member

    Jan 11, 2009
    Maryville, TN
    lol! +1
  9. And his wife discovered that playing heavy metal records backwards reveals satanic messages:p
  10. Terry_P

    Terry_P New Member

    Mar 23, 2008
    Why give it to someone deserving like Irena Sendler who's contribution to the world and humanity is both tangible and probably largely unknown as to what the 2,500 children that lived accomplished with their lives.

    This tells the story:


    Ole D Mjøs, leader of the committee that's appointed by the Norwegian Parliament to award the Peace Prize, said the prize was to be awarded in two equal parts, to Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

    Mjøs said the Norwegian Nobel Committee wanted to further strengthen the focus on the importance of battling climate change by awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to Gore and the IPCC, which is led by Rajendra Pachauri.

    This year's winners beat out a long list of candidates around which speculation had swirled for weeks. Included among them were human rights champions including Irena Sendler of Poland, who saved 2,500 Jewish children during World War II and Thich Quang Do, a Buddhist monk in Vietnam. Former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari also has been a longtime candidate because of his peace-broking efforts in the Aceh conflict in Indonesia.

    Although the Nobel Committee doesn't reveal nominees, it's also believed that the Salvation Army has been a longtime candidate for the Peace Prize. All told, 181 candidates were nominated for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, including 46 organizations.

    The prize itself, which carries a cash award of SEK 10 million (about USD 1.7 million), will be awarded in Oslo on December 10, the anniversary of industrialist Alfred Nobel’s death. He set up the prizes and arranged for their funding through the terms of his will.

    While the other Nobel prizes are awarded in Stockholm, capital of Nobel's native Sweden, he decreed that the Peace Prize be awarded by a committee appointed by the Norwegian parliament. Norway and Sweden were in a political union at the time.

    The Norwegian Nobel Committee is made up of five persons, mostly former politicians, who reflect the elected make-up of the Norwegian Parliament. Current members include Mjøs, a professor and former head of the University in Tromsø; Berge Ragnar Furre, a historian and theology professor at the University of Oslo who represented the Socialist Left party in parliament from 1973-77; Sissel Rønbeck, a member of parliament from 1977-93 from the Labour Party; Inger-Marie Ytterhorn, political adviser to the Progress Party and a member of parliament from 1989-93; and Kaci Kullmann Five, a former trade minister and member of parliament for the Conservatives from 1981-97.
  11. GMFWoodchuck

    GMFWoodchuck New Member

    Oct 9, 2008
    Binghamton, NY
  12. White Hawk

    White Hawk New Member

    Apr 14, 2006
    Same reason he won an Oscar. Same reason Michael Moore won an Oscar. Same reason Yasser Arafat won a Nobel.

    Leftists award Leftists.
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