Nobel Committee asked to strip Obama of Peace Prize

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Wow….at last a great idea! He hasn’t done a thing to deserve it anyway!

Nobel Committee asked to strip Obama of Peace Prize

The Bolivian President and a Russian political leader have launched a campaign to revoke Obama’s honour after the US attacked Libya.
Liberal Democratic Party of Russia leader and Vice-Chairman of the State Duma Vladimir Zhirinovsky released a statement today calling for the Nobel Prize Committee to take back the honour bestowed on US President Barack Obama in 2009. Zhirinovsky said the attacks were “another outrageous act of aggression by NATO forces and, in particular, the United States,” and that the attacks demonstrated a “colonial policy” with “one goal: to establish control over Libyan oil and the Libyan regime.” He said the prize was now hypocritical as a result. Bolivian President Evo Morales echoed the call: “How is it possible that a Nobel Peace Prize winner leads a gang to attack and invade? This is not a defence of human rights or self-determination.”

Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 for “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and co-operation between peoples.” The Committee praised the “change in the international climate” affected by Obama’s presidency. In his Nobel Lecture, he discussed the “hard truth” of the inevitability of war, saying: “There will be times when nations — acting individually or in concert — will find the use of force not only necessary but morally justified.” A message has been widely retweeted on Twitter today: “Obama has now fired more cruise missiles than all other Nobel Peace prize winners combined.”

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Haslam signs ‘Tennessee health freedom’ act

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Gov. Bill Haslam has signed into law a bill that proponents say would allow Tennessee residents a choice when it comes to federal health care reform.

The “Tennessee Health Care Freedom Act” passed the General Assembly recently, and the Republican governor signed it today, according to legislative records.

Advocates and Republicans who pushed the law say it allows residents to avoid the requirement that they buy health insurance. Parties in various court cases have been battling whether the “individual mandate” is constitutional (which it is not), but Democrats say it’s necessary to bring down costs (then why has the CBO projected premiums to rise after Obamacare? CBO found that premiums in the individual market will rise by 10% to 13% more than if Congress did nothing.), and have created assistance for those who can’t afford insurance.

Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper, a Democrat, opined last year that an earlier version of the law would be pre-empted by federal law.(But Cooper didn’t know what he was talking about…..federal law only pre-empts State law when it is one of the Federal government’s “enumerated powers” granted to it by the States in the Constituton.)