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I mean like Time Magazine's. An international, famous figure, not a TSRer.

This year's Time magazine awardees are Bono, and Bill and Melinda Gates, for services to the poor and suffering (or something like that).

I have nobody in mind, so I won't set up a poll, just share with the rest of us your choices and why.

The 2blowhards blog have a little history of the Time awards, which itself might prompt some discussion, (or hilarity)

The 1930s MoY's were, in order, Gandhi, Pierre Laval, FDR, Hugh Johnson (of the NRA agency -- "We Do Our Part"), FDR again, Haile Selassie (king of Ethiopia, target of Mussolini's war), Wallis Simpson (King Edward VIII's flame), Generalissimo and Mme Chang Kai-Shek, Hitler, and for 1939, Stalin.

The Seventies are as follows: Willy Brandt, Nixon, Nixon and Kissinger, Judge Sirica (Watergate), King Faisal (for the OPEC cartel), "U.S. Women," Jimmy Carter, Anwar Sadat of Egypt, Teng Hsiao-Ping, and the Ayatulla [Time's spelling] Khomeini.


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You realise the Times criteria is for 'impact in the news' - not necessarily who is good. Look at the runners up and it's more interesting. Kim Jong Il was a runner up last year.
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You realise the Times criteria is for 'impact in the news' - not necessarily who is good. Look at the runners up and it's more interesting. Kim Jong Il was a runner up last year.
Britney was robbed.
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I think this is a great idea.
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I think it should be Brad Pitt as he has done great service to women everywhere.
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I nominate Woo Suk Hwang, because who else managed to build up an entire field of science and then tear it down by lying?
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I nominate Woo Suk Hwang, because who else managed to build up an entire field of science and then tear it down by lying?
Most climatologists?
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You don't bellieve in climate change? :O
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I nominate Woo Suk Hwang, because who else managed to build up an entire field of science and then tear it down by lying?
Ok I'm about to say something that is going to sound completely blonde.

Is he the guy who claimed to clone a dog?
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Ok I'm about to say something that is going to sound completely blonde.

Is he the guy who claimed to clone a dog?
That he is, except by all accounts he did actuall manage to clone Snuppy, whereas all his research with humans has been faked.
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Is he the guy who claimed to clone a dog?
lol I read that as Is he the guy who claimed to be a dog?

I nominate George Galloway MP for his work for the Iraqi people.
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You don't bellieve in climate change? :O
I don't believe most climatalogists know what science is and they certainly don't practice it.

Anywho, my candidate for Person of the Year for 2005 is Junichiro Koizumu for destroying the articrocy in Japanese politics, for being the first Japanese leader to win on a platform of reform in decades, for antagonizing China nearly to the point where his successor will find it extremely difficult to pursue a constructive relationship with that country, and for moving one step towards recreating the Japanese war machine.

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I nominate George Galloway MP for his work for the Iraqi people.
:rolleyes:

How many lives did he save? 0?
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How many lives did he save? 0?
None in the last year. But he hasn't cost any unlike some people.

for moving one step towards recreating the Japanese war machine.
Yet mine is the violent party?
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I don't believe most climatalogists know what science is and they certainly don't practice it.
Don't be silly...

for antagonizing China nearly to the point where his successor will find it extremely difficult to pursue a constructive relationship with that country, and for moving one step towards recreating the Japanese war machine.
And those are good things? :confused:

Koizumi is someone I quite like on the whole... he's pretty sound - but - I'm not sure he would go under person of the year.
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How many lives did he save? 0?
Exactly; now think on how many lives Brad Pitt has saved?

Miiilllllions!
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Maybe a bit controversial, but how about a nomination for Tony Blair?
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Don't be silly...
The only thing silly is the attempt by the climatalogists to suggest that they are confident in their predictive power when they're not even confident that they're measuring the data, which supposedly justifies their conclusions, properly.

And those are good things? :confused:

Koizumi is someone I quite like on the whole... he's pretty sound - but - I'm not sure he would go under person of the year.
You falsely equate important with good.

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Maybe a bit controversial, but how about a nomination for Tony Blair?
What has he done in 2005 that has global implications?
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Maybe a bit controversial, but how about a nomination for Tony Blair?
Wash your mouth out with soap young man!

I fully support the Labour party but have reservations about Mr.Blair after watching the Deadringers election special.
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Exactly; now think on how many lives Brad Pitt has saved?

Miiilllllions!
Dude is GAY! Not that there's anything wrong with that.
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Dude is GAY! Not that there's anything wrong with that.
are you saying brad pitt is gay of a dude is gay or what :confused:
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