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All of you may know that the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, founded by the brave Mikey Weinstein, has been fighting for freedom of religion in our military for years. He has suffered more fear than I could ever withstand and still he went on. This diary is short as there is not much to say but congratulations, so please everyone go to the site militaryreligiousfreedom.org and tell them what you think. If you don't know the incredible story you can read it on the site and order Mikey's fantastic book "With God on Our Side". What happened?

Mikey has been nominated for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize. Through all the death threats, all of the hardship, working without funding sometimes, and with very few of the military on his side... he won, because getting this nomination is a validation of what he is trying to tell the nation. Now, they have to look at the fundamentalist attempt to takeover our US military.

This man alone may have saved all of us from a future military takeover and an end to the Constitution. Their goal... a theocracy. An America controlled by one fundamentalist cult.

It is also a huge win for separation of church and state.

Thank you and congratulations Mikey!!!!

http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/

Originally posted to Crispian Day on Tue Oct 20, 2009 at 06:40 PM PDT.

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  •  As much as I love (1+ / 0-)
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    soms

    the organization, do you have a link?  All I can find on teh google is Michael Jackson.

  •  Err..there are thousands of nominations (1+ / 0-)
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    gchaucer2

    that are handed in each year.

    Nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize

    Every year, the Norwegian Nobel Committee sends out thousands of letters inviting qualified people to submit their nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize. The names of the nominees and other information about the nominations cannot be revealed until 50 years later.

    http://nobelprize.org/...

    "Gives us a sense of momentum when the United States has accolades tossed its way rather than shoes."-09-Oct-09

    by soms on Tue Oct 20, 2009 at 06:49:45 PM PDT

  •  You wouldn't believe who all gets nominated (2+ / 0-)
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    dougymi, soms

    Over time many individuals have become known as "Nobel Peace Prize Nominees", but this designation has no official standing. Nominations from 1901 to 1955, however, have been released in a database. When the past nominations were released it was discovered that Adolf Hitler was nominated in 1939 by Erik Brandt, a member of the Swedish Parliament. Brandt retracted the nomination after a few days. Other infamous nominees included Joseph Stalin and Benito Mussolini. However, since nomination requires only support from one qualified person, nominations do not necessarily represent the opinion of the Nobel committee itself.

    link

    An Ceiling Cat rode invisible bike over teh waterz (cskendrick)

    by brainwave on Tue Oct 20, 2009 at 06:56:11 PM PDT

    •  not to mention George W bush (2+ / 0-)
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      "Gives us a sense of momentum when the United States has accolades tossed its way rather than shoes."-09-Oct-09

      by soms on Tue Oct 20, 2009 at 06:56:52 PM PDT

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      •  and Ronald Reagan I am sure (2+ / 0-)
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        "Gives us a sense of momentum when the United States has accolades tossed its way rather than shoes."-09-Oct-09

        by soms on Tue Oct 20, 2009 at 06:57:27 PM PDT

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        •  limbaugh claimed he was nominated too (1+ / 0-)
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          You never know who's been nominated over the years. They don't have to make it public in any kind of a timely way. I forget the rules, but I believe it's during the lifetime of the nominee.

          A learning experience is one of those things that says, 'You know that thing you just did? Don't do that.' Douglas Adams

          by dougymi on Tue Oct 20, 2009 at 07:27:09 PM PDT

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          •  if the nominating guy chooses to reveal that (1+ / 0-)
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            he has nominated such and such a person, then it becomes public, not otherwise until 50 years later.
            Any of these guys can nominate you-
             

             * Members of national assemblies and governments and members of the Inter-Parliamentary Union,
               * Members of the Permanent Court of Arbitration and the International Court of Justice at the Hague,
               * Members of Institut de Droit International,
               * University professors of history, political science, philosophy, law and theology, university presidents and directors of peace research and international affairs institutes,
               * Former recipients, including board members of organisations that have previously won the prize,
               * Present and past members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, and
               * Former permanent advisers to the Norwegian Nobel Institute.

            "Gives us a sense of momentum when the United States has accolades tossed its way rather than shoes."-09-Oct-09

            by soms on Tue Oct 20, 2009 at 07:30:59 PM PDT

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          •  I'd like to see proof of that. (0+ / 0-)

            Given that Limbaugh has claimed many things over the years which are not true (see some of them in Franken's book "Lies (and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them)"), I have my doubts.

            "Certainly the game is rigged. Don't let that stop you; if you don't bet, you can't win." Lazarus Long

            by rfall on Tue Oct 20, 2009 at 08:44:03 PM PDT

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    •  Still, not the point, let me explain, (3+ / 0-)
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      sure my neighbor could nominate me. But this man DESERVES it. He could win. He has been fighting for peace and you can count the dead animals on his doorstep to prove it. The military has trained men and women to answer to God before the Constitution. This is bad. I mean what if GOD asks you to attack the US.

      And they have been using the military as overseas missionaries. The military denies it. He was nominated by someone from one of those countries.

    •  Yes, the evil and the scaliwag all somehow can (0+ / 0-)

      get on the list. But that just goes to show that even the perverse and the useless want recognition. And that fact is not at all meaningless.

      Media manipulation is a meaningful line of inquiry.

  •  the MRFF and Weinstein are worthy candidates (0+ / 0-)

    Surely attempting to free the US military of the influence of the theocratic right is a huge contribution towards world peace.

    I don't, however, expect the Nobel Committee to make such a controversial choice.

    "In America, the law is king." --Thomas Paine

    by limpidglass on Tue Oct 20, 2009 at 07:07:54 PM PDT

    •  Ah, but we can dream! I wish it were now. (2+ / 0-)
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      bronte17, katanalori

      This man is working so hard to save America.

      •  I'm thrilled that Weinstein was nominated (1+ / 0-)
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        good grief

        He deserves even more than that for his courage and dedication over these difficult years.

        Congratulations to Weinstein!

        <div style="color: #a00000;"> Our... constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men's minds. Thurgood Marshal

        by bronte17 on Tue Oct 20, 2009 at 09:06:17 PM PDT

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        •  Totally agree with brontel7 (1+ / 0-)
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          Mikey Weinstein is one of my heroes and not only does he deserve this honor, his important work exposing the Christian crusade enveloping the US military deserves the immediate attention of Barack Obama to do something about it immediately. I'm sending a note to the White House about his nomination for the prize (even if one of a thousand noms, there are 6 billion people on earth, so that's pretty good), along with insistence the prez follow up by reviewing the situation pronto;   bringing the armed forces back into the secular world; and get them off the "crusades" kick against Muslims.

          Also kudos to Chris Rodda for bringing Weinstein's work to our attention so well and so often here on DK and to Jeff Sharlett for his masterpiece essay "Jesus Killed Mohammed" in May 2009 Harper's (subscription, worth a library trip).
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