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    dahdahdit_d​ahdit_ditdi​tdah

    Tonight, the opening page of Apple (http://www.apple.com/) reads like this:

    Apple wrote:
    Al has put his heart and soul, and much of his life during the past several years, into alerting and educating us all on the climate crisis. We are bursting with pride for Al and this historic recognition of his global contributions.
    Bursting with pride?!

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    jamie

    he's on apples board

    * i heard he invented the ipod Wink

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    Richard.Hein

    Ughhh ... so utterly rediculous.  It's the PEACE Prize, not the climate prize or whatever the hell they should have made up if they wanted to have any integrity left after Arafat.  Whatever.

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    Nitz Walsh

    Richard.Hein wrote:
    Ughhh ... so utterly rediculous.  It's the PEACE Prize, not the climate prize or whatever the hell they should have made up if they wanted to have any integrity left after Arafat.  Whatever.

    They explained their reasoning, and it makes perfect sense.  Aside from ideology, one of the main reasons conflicts arise in the world is due to the allocation of meagre resources - global warming raises the stakes significantly.  You don't think the droughts in Darfur have something to do with the conflict for pete's sake?  This is the single most pressing issue modern civilization has ever faced, and he is being recognized for drawing attention to the problem.

    And the peace price wasn't awarded to just Arafat - it was awarded to Yasser Arafat, Shimon Peres, Yitzhak Rabin for the peace accord in 1994, which was a very big deal back then.

    I always find it ridiculous how many people can't spell that world also.

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