Monday, October 12, 2009

From the Will of Alfred Nobel

Excerpt

Note the section pertaining to the Peace Prize.

"The whole of my remaining realizable estate shall be dealt with in the following way: the capital, invested in safe securities by my executors, shall constitute a fund, the interest on which shall be annually distributed in the form of prizes to those who, during the preceding year, shall have conferred the greatest benefit on mankind. The said interest shall be divided into five equal parts, which shall be apportioned as follows: one part to the person who shall have made the most important discovery or invention within the field of physics; one part to the person who shall have made the most important chemical discovery or improvement; one part to the person who shall have made the most important discovery within the domain of physiology or medicine; one part to the person who shall have produced in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction; and one part to the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses. The prizes for physics and chemistry shall be awarded by the Swedish Academy of Sciences; that for physiology or medical works by the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm; that for literature by the Academy in Stockholm, and that for champions of peace by a committee of five persons to be elected by the Norwegian Storting. It is my express wish that in awarding the prizes no consideration be given to the nationality of the candidates, but that the most worthy shall receive the prize, whether he be Scandinavian or not."

Has Obama met those qualifications? More importantly, had he qualified in just 12 days in office? Has he promoted fraternity between nations?
Israel and Palestine? How about Columbia and Venezuela?

Has he abolished or reduced standing armies?
Hasn't he increased troops in Afghanistan? (17 -20,000 Feb 2009)
Isn't he considering sending more troops to Afghanistan? (another 40-60,000)

How about arms shipments to Somalia?

How about the promotion and holding of peace congresses?
I am just drawing a total blank on that one.

So did Obama meet the minimum requirements stipulated in Nobel's will for his Peace prize ?

4 comments:

  1. In answer to your question, this overstuffed sack of excrement Obuma hasn’t got the requirements to pick bird shit out of a goddamn Cuckoo Clock, and the only prize this crud is qualified to receive would be something that came out of the back end of a Cracker Jack box. Either that or something stamped Winchester or Colt placed firmly behind one ear.

    Speaking of Turkeys , Happy Thanks Giving BTW.

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  2. Good follow-up Penny!

    And no, it is quite obvious that Obama IN NO WAY deserves the Nobel Peace Prize as Alfred Nobel wished it in his will....

    but hey! A.N. is dead now and this perpetual interest (I wonder if he holds stock in the Federal Reserve? Ah no, he did say 'safe securities' didn't he?) is best put to use by politicians... If it's political, you can rest assured it's not ethical.

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  3. silv, don't hold back!

    and happy thanksgiving to you and yours also!

    Though not a turkey day, a roast chicken was the order of the day...
    it was good!
    Because squash was included and I do love squash.

    Also stuffing, gravy, pie etc.,

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  4. Thanks Edo and very true, politics and ethics seem to never meet.
    Or maybe extremely rarely?
    And that is being generous

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