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Time's Man Of The Year For 2006?  
User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2859 times:

Who do you think will be TIME's Man of the Year for 2006?

The annual award isn't limited to men, obviously. Women and even machines are eligible.

Here are some possibilities, in order of what I think should be probable:

Al-Sadr of Iraq
Kim Jong-Il
Vladimir Putin
Condoleezza Rice

Thoughts? Thanks in advance.

[Edited 2006-12-03 18:04:55]

27 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2855 times:

Quoting AerospaceFan (Thread starter):
Kim Jong-Il

What? Are you kidding? The man who hates the west and wants to blow the tits off the world? Hell if you are voting for him, I vote for a lava lamp.



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User currently offlineJamieD From UK - England, joined Apr 2002, 613 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2851 times:

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 1):
What? Are you kidding?

Did you not read the other names on the list?


User currently offlineDIJKKIJK From France, joined Jul 2003, 1811 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2849 times:

Quoting AerospaceFan (Thread starter):
even machines are eligible.


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I think this one has a fair chance of winning, given that it was in the news so many times this year.



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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2846 times:

Quoting JamieD (Reply 2):

Yeah, but look at this way, does ol Vlad wanna nuke the us? and does Connie want to kill us all?



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User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2846 times:

Al-Sadr of Iraq
Kim Jong-Il
Vladimir Putin
Condoleezza Rice
Me



Yay Pudding!
User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2840 times:

Quoting Go3Team (Reply 5):

Me

Beats the other options, hands down  Wink



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User currently offlineWSOY From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2840 times:

Some of the select few. Quite correct choices, in fact.

1938: Adolf Hitler
1939: Joseph Stalin


User currently offlineDuff44 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1723 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2839 times:

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 1):
What? Are you kidding? The man who hates the west and wants to blow the tits off the world? Hell if you are voting for him, I vote for a lava lamp.

Doesn't always go to someone positive (in our interpretation anyway)... just influential.

Adolf Hitler was chosen in 1938, and Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_Magazine%27s_Person_of_the_Year



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User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2835 times:

Past winners......
Haile Selassie
Adolf Hitler
Joseph Stalin
Newt Gingrich

Since 1927, TIME Magazine has chosen a man, woman, or idea that "for better or worse, has most influenced events in the preceding year." Though TIME's list is not an academic or objective study of the past, the list gives a contemporary viewpoint of what was important during each year



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User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2835 times:

Thanks to everyone for their responses.

I want to emphasize that the selection of TIME's Man of the Year is based on a determination of the person or thing that has most changed the events of the last year, for better or worse, as others have already said.

To me, Al-Sadr of Iraq has made American policy in Iraq essentially a hash by exploiting his relationship with Prime Minister Al-Maliki to the extent that the U.S. has seriously contemplated significant redeployment of its troops to locations outside of that country. He himself has remained untouchable. I believe that both his following and his influence on the options for the world's sole remaining superpower qualify him eminently for the award.

[Edited 2006-12-03 18:13:52]

User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 16
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2829 times:

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 6):
Beats the other options, hands down


Thanks, I think...

[Edited 2006-12-03 18:11:27]


Yay Pudding!
User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2791 times:

Quoting DIJKKIJK (Reply 3):
I think this one has a fair chance of winning, given that it was in the news so many times this year.

For all the wrong reasons. If this plane wasn't shaping up to be a white elephant, I'd agree for MAYBE next year. This year... hell no!!!

Quoting AerospaceFan (Thread starter):
Kim Jong-Il

 thumbsup   checkmark 

He's thumbed his nose at everyone and had us guessing if the nuclear glow would be around again. He gets my vote, but certainly NOT because I like him at all.


User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2754 times:

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 12):
He's thumbed his nose at everyone and had us guessing if the nuclear glow would be around again. He gets my vote, but certainly NOT because I like him at all.

Thanks for your comment. Indeed, he's been a giant thorn in Pres. Bush's side. (That's another reason that the Administration hasn't been doing too well in foreign policy lately, in my view.)


User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2744 times:



I wouldn't be surprised, but my what a depressing thought...

Thom@s



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User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2720 times:

^^That should be Newsweek's choice.

 Wink


User currently offlineWalter747 From United States of America, joined exactly 8 years ago today! , 1440 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2700 times:

Quoting AerospaceFan (Thread starter):
Condoleezza Rice

 checkmark   bigthumbsup 



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User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2683 times:

Quoting AerospaceFan (Thread starter):
Kim Jong-Il

He deserves it...because...he's soooo ronery...


User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13138 posts, RR: 15
Reply 18, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2676 times:

In the last 25 + years, since the 1979 choice of Ayatollah Khomeini,Time Magazine's "_____of the Year" choices have often been chosen to prevent possible negative affects on sales and subscriptions. As previous post links note, people misinterpret the choice to be an 'honor' not an acknowlegment of a person/situation that did affect the world per the original standard of this notice. What that means is that 'bad guys' and controversial people (like the Terror leaders) are unlikely to be chosen, although by the initial standard should be chosen.
More likely are:
A sitting US President - Bush in 2004 and at least once each President's term. Sometimes that is to keep in their good graces and access to them.

Several people - like the 3 women who were 'whistleblowers' as to corporate crime chosen in 2002, or Bill Gates, his wife, Bono for their important charity work and donations affecting parts of the world with serious problems.

American Soldiers in Iraq/Afganistan in 2003. A very safe choice in that it avoids any politicans and supported by many in the public for the danger they face.

Leaders in time of crises - like then NY City Mayor Giuliani in 2001 for his leadership of the city during and after the the WTC 9/11 terror acts. In 2001, more correct per the old Time standard would have been Osama bin-Laden, but it was clear that due to economic reasons, Time couldn't chose him. Better yet in 2001 should have been all of the victims of the 9/11 attacks or the First Responders (cops, firefighters) killed in the attacks or involved in attempted rescues.

Perhaps for 2006, President Bush could be chosen (again), for his hard headed policies in Iraq, Afghanistan, North Korea, the 'War on Terror', all of which affect the attitudes of the world toward the USA. Another could be retiring Dept. of Defense leader Donald Rumsfeld.

In my opinion, another possible choice could be the issue of Global Warming or the Scientists noting the growing problem of it. While controversial by some, most people who follow the news generally agree with the science on this issue. It would also bring attention to what most believe is the most critical issue we must deal with now to preserve the future of our earth.


User currently offlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2770 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2668 times:

Quoting AerospaceFan (Thread starter):
Condoleezza Rice

Haha that would be embarresing if she won (though she deserves the award the most).

Could you imagine?

Condoleezza Rice wins Time's 2006 Man of the Year
 rotfl 

KPDX  Smile



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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2663 times:

Quoting WSOY (Reply 7):
Some of the select few. Quite correct choices, in fact.

1938: Adolf Hitler
1939: Joseph Stalin

Hell, Osama bin Laden was nominated in 2001, and according to the criteria for Time's "Man of the Year", he probably was the most "qualified". Though the title was given to Giuliani becuase most felt giving the award to bin Laden would have sent the wrong message to both sides.

For those who don't know, "Man of the Year" goes to the person who has the biggest influence on the media, good or bad really.

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 18):
Bush in 2004 and at least once each President's term. Sometimes that is to keep in their good graces and access to them.

Both of Bush's "Man of the Year" came during the election cycles of 2000 and 2004.
Though looking at the list online, "both of the Bushes" won the title in 1990, so I guess that means W. has received the title three times.

Quoting GQfluffy (Reply 17):
Quoting AerospaceFan (Thread starter):
Kim Jong-Il

He deserves it...because...he's soooo ronery...

And his acceptance speech will start with "Oh herro".


User currently offlineSFOMEX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2650 times:

The American electorate! After all, they kicked the GOP ass big time. Nonetheless, that would be seen as way too partisan even under liberal media standards.

User currently offlineStrasserB From Singapore, joined Nov 2005, 1541 posts, RR: 7
Reply 22, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2638 times:

It's a bit out of topic but I just saw:

Quoting SFOMEX (Reply 21):
joined exactly 2 years ago today!

 birthday 

Happy Birthday!

 champagne 



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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2628 times:

My Vote:

Miller Lite's "Man Law" Committee.
 bigthumbsup 


User currently offlineSFOMEX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2614 times:

Quoting StrasserB (Reply 22):
Happy Birthday!

Muchas gracias amigo!


25 PIA777 : All the people that Voted the Republicans out of office. PIA777
26 Post contains images HAWK21M : General Musharraff.....Hes fooled everyone till now Whats a Magazine regds MEL
27 Ha763 : It's been "Person of the Year" since 2000. BTW, in the past, TIME has changed the title to fit who ever is chosen, so it is never embarrasing if a ma
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