Obama on every frontpage

Obama is on every frontpage these days, Moore changing his mind, American politicians who mean he ruins his career, Obama’s wife interfere, right wing, left wing – everyone have an opinion.

My personal opinion is that he deserves somekind of prize for just saying that the American army should allow gay people again.

Many think that the Nobel Prize has lost its value, some even mean that next years winner probably will be a Miss Universe/World contestant. Some think it should be possible to withdraw awards, like Arafat or Wiesel – who fought for peoples rights and against racism. But later he fought for the Iraqi war leading to thousands of innocent dying.

Today the Norwegian newspapers write about the Nobel Prize Committee decision and how many of them who were against the decision. 3 of 5 in the Committee was against it. Most likely it was the nuclear downgrading that convinced them.

The newspaper-readers have voted, now its time for the Øblog-readers to vote:

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I’ve split the vote in two, one for my Norwegian readers and one for the international ones.

This is how the Norwegians vote:

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Øyvind Lasse Høysæter

Born in 1971, fell in love with computing in 1983 because of Sinclair's masterpieces. Continued on the magic surrounding the C64, Amiga and moved to the PC world in 1990. Loves science fiction, programming, astronomy, my family and my job. (developer) :)

9 Responses

  1. da Patriot says:

    Great poll question, and I did answer it, I won’t say how I voted, but it should not be too hard to figure it out, if you have ever visited my page.
    .-= da Patriot´s last blog ..Nobel Prize is Worthless Now =-.

    • oyvind says:

      Of course I’ve read your blog, I think a lot of people feel the same way you do and you have lots of people here in Norway who agree with you. I’m glad you haven’t ditched Entrecard yet btw.

  2. da Patriot says:

    Since you brought up the subject of Entrecard, I really do not understand all of the fuss. If Entrecard needs to take a mere 15% of ad time on my blog to stay up and running thats fine with me. As long as that ad time does not go to porn sites, which I highly doubt, so what? The network is one of the best traffic generators that I have tried, so I would rather give up 15% of ad time than to have the network disappear.
    .-= da Patriot´s last blog ..Nobel Prize is Worthless Now =-.

    • oyvind says:

      I guess its the history of bad administration that provokes it. It doesn’t take much to create a horde of angry users, they censor, ban and such without investigating or giving the users a notice. The payed ad is just a drop in the ocean.

  3. Steven Wilson says:

    Obama should not have been given this award at all.Just what has he done to deserve it,nothing the way I view it.Perhaps we should give him the Heisman as well.

    Nothing more than a poor way to try and boost his ratings.
    So I guess you know how I voted now.
    .-= Steven Wilson´s last blog ..7 Ways to Improve The Stickiness Of Your Website =-.

  4. AuntieE says:

    They must have had a hard time finding someone to award it to. That doesn’t say much about the people of the world or the people on the board, does it? I just do not think someone who is elected to keep peace as his job(we expect him to do that) should be given this award meant for someone who does it out of their heart for no Gain! It really does devalue the Noble Peace Prize.
    .-= AuntieE´s last blog ..Heathy Living- The Weight Delimma. =-.

  5. Hi Oyvind,
    I think it is great! This means I can win the Nobel Peace Prize next year. I’m thinking about writing a book someday, so maybe they can give me the Nobel Prize for Literature while they’re at it… ~ Steve, the trade show guru
    .-= Steve, trade show guru´s last blog ..Are Trade Shows Obsolete? =-.

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