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Old 10-04-2005, 01:55 AM   #21
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Can I buy tickets at StubHub.com?
Actually, there are two ceremonies. The first is the 'official' ceremony were the winner recieves their award. I don't think you can get tickets to this as this event is for the Royals and all sorts of 'high rank' people. (Could be wrong on this one)

The second ceremony is open for everyone, its held in Oslo Spectrum which holds approx 8.000. This is more of a celebration of the award itself and the winner(s). There's usually a few bands playing together with other sorts of entertainment.

You should be able to get tickets here http://www.ticketmaster.no/html/home.htmI when thy are released.

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Old 10-04-2005, 09:01 AM   #22
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Bacause Africa has to be saved from extreme poverty BEFORE they turn into terrorist states like Afganistan and Irak. All science shows that poor people are the ones that is most open to extreme ideas.

Getting the children to school, give the people food, saving what's left of democracy and make trade fair, is the most important step towards longtime peace in Africa and the world...
Your forseen connection between debt cancellation and the prevention of war seems at least partly based on speculation, and many wars have been spurred on by the rich for the rich using their constituents' highest ideals - or basest prejudices - for fuel. But, I can see what you're saying. However, after viewing a list of previous winners - including MLK, Walesa, Gorbachev, Jimmy Carter, and Aung San Suu Kyi - I think they should wait on giving Bono a prize. There's a lot more work to be done before his mission is a success, and he's not the only one involved in it. Honestly, I don't know if his name would be as high on the list if he wasn't already world famous.

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Old 10-04-2005, 09:32 AM   #23
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If he wasn't world famous, he wouldn't have such an influence on world governments to cancel debts.
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Old 10-05-2005, 09:25 PM   #24
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What is felt in one's is the best recognition of all.

Although I would like to see Bono get the Nobel Prize.
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Old 10-05-2005, 10:21 PM   #25
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Here is some "expert's" opinion:

U2's Bono To Win 2005 Nobel Peace Prize According To Noted Author And Peace Scholar

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SAN FRANCISCO/EWORLDWIRE/Oct. 5, 2005 --- Peace scholar and journalist Scott A. Hunt offers his prediction that this year's recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize will be rock star and debt relief activist Bono (Paul David Hewson).

Hunt, who has taught at UC Berkeley and frequently lectures on peacemaking, is the author of the book "The Future of Peace: On the Frontlines with the World's Great Peacemakers." Hunt is one of the few writers in the world who has engaged in intimate conversations with a number of Nobel Peace Prize winners in their own communities, including the Dalai Lama, Aung San Suu Kyi, John Hume, Oscar Arias, Betty Williams and Máiread Corrigan Maguire. He has also had in-depth discussions with many Nobel Peace Prize nominees, including Jane Goodall, Maha Ghosanada, Thich Quang Do, Uri Avnery and Thich Nhat Hahn.

The winner of the 2005 Peace Prize will be announced in Oslo this Friday, October 7, 2005. The confidential list of nominees includes 163 individuals and 36 organizations.

"It is a notoriously difficult game to try to predict who among the numerous nominees will win," Hunt admits. "I think the huge issues on the global stage this year are the tsunami relief in Asia, anti-poverty campaigns, terrorism, and weapons of mass destruction. Individuals and organization that work within these spheres are the most likely candidates to win," Hunt says.

"I would rank the most likely recipients as Bono, Finnish diplomat Martti Ahtisaari, Oxfam, Save the Children, and Dr. Muhammad Yunus. Other commentators 'short lists' include U.S. Senator Richard Lugar and former Senator Sam Nunn for their work to secure ageing nuclear weapons in the former Soviet Union, Mordechai Vanunu, for blowing the whistle on Israel's nuclear weapons program, Former Czech president Vaclav Havel for his peacemaking activities, Bob Geldoff for his anti-poverty events."

"Bono has done a tremendous amount of work that comports with Alfred Nobel's intention to award the prize to a group or individual that promotes 'fraternity between nations'," Hunt declares. "On the heels of the G8 Summit and The One Campaign, when awareness has been raised that we can, for the first time in human history, end dire poverty worldwide, I think Bono is the clear choice."
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Old 10-07-2005, 08:17 AM   #26
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No Nobel to B-man or Geldof.

Think what you want, but I am happy it's like that.
I don't say so because I don't think they deserve it -- on the contrary!
But, anyway, I think it's not the case...

... at least for now.


from reuters.com

ElBaradei and IAEA win Nobel Prize
Fri Oct 7, 2005 9:03 AM ET

By Alister Doyle
OSLO (Reuters) - The U.N. nuclear watchdog and its head Mohamed ElBaradei won the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday in an award calculated to help efforts to banish the peril of nuclear arms six decades after Hiroshima.

The Nobel Committee praised the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and ElBaradei, a 63-year-old Egyptian, for work to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons to new states and to terrorists, and to ensure safe civilian use of nuclear energy.

ElBaradei learned he had won from television news at home after missing a telephone call to his Vienna office from the Nobel Committee in Norway.

ElBaradei "was very humbled by the announcement. Surprised, humbled", IAEA spokesman Marc Vidricaire said. "He sees this as support to what the agency has been doing in the field of non-proliferation, in the field of disarmament."

Congratulations came from world leaders like Britain's Tony Blair and France's Jacques Chirac, who said he was "delighted". Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, the 1990 laureate, praised ElBaradei for doing his job "solidly and responsibly".

U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, also a peace laureate, called it "a welcome reminder of the acute need to make progress on the issue of nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament".

The IAEA has had little success in recent standoffs with Iran and North Korea and ElBaradei has faced criticism from many quarters, most recently from both the United States and Iran in his efforts to investigate Tehran's nuclear program.

Washington had opposed his reappointment to a new term.

He came to prominence before the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 by challenging Washington's argument that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. No such weapons were found after the overthrow of Saddam. A program discovered in the early 1990s appeared to have been abandoned as Iraq had said.


Some experts say the IAEA has achieved too little in North Korea and Iran to merit the prize. Elbaradei is unbowed. Continued ...

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Old 10-09-2005, 10:41 AM   #27
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Originally posted by L03VIk

Bacause Africa has to be saved from extreme poverty BEFORE they turn into terrorist states like Afganistan and Irak. All science shows that poor people are the ones that is most open to extreme ideas.

Getting the children to school, give the people food, saving what's left of democracy and make trade fair, is the most important step towards longtime peace in Africa and the world...
and not to forget debt cancellation of several poor countries.

In Conan, Bono was quoted as saying "it is much cheaper to make friends than it is to make enemies."

That to me my friends is what world peace is all about. 'nuf said.

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