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Time Magazine's Person Of The Year  
User currently onlinePPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 8942 posts, RR: 40
Posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2496 times:

So who do you guys think will be Time's person of the year?

I have to say I'm at a loss, with no idea. No one that deserving that I can think of.

Also, when is Time going to announce the winner?


"If goods do not cross borders, soldiers will" - Frederic Bastiat
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User currently offlineNeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2491 times:

I think it should be all of the soldier's from all of the countries fighting the war on terror. I know it's been done for the American Soldier, but I think those are the people who truly deserve it.

User currently offlineKovi17 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 366 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2473 times:

good nomination neil, i hope youre right on that! It would be great to see on the cover of time thats for sure


We dont worry about small things like that...
User currently offlinePiercey From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 2233 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2473 times:

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

filler....



Well I believe it all is coming to an end. Oh well, I guess we are gonna pretend.
User currently offlineNeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2451 times:

Quoting Kovi17 (Reply 2):
good nomination neil, i hope youre right on that! It would be great to see on the cover of time thats for sure

Thank you. Just get a picture of a representative of each country, all of them standing in a row with the patch of their country's flag facing the camera. I'd be surprised if Time can come up with someone I respect more than those soldiers, actually, I don't think it can be done.


User currently offlineScottieprecord From United States of America, joined exactly 10 years ago today! , 1363 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2449 times:

Either Achhhmanijejidad or Hugo Chavez...

Or someone who's not included in Time's survey: Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary General of Hezbollah. The Israel-Lebanon conflict shook up 2006 and allowed for Ahmadinejad and Chavez to take center stage for most of the Summer. (Although I guess it has been argued that Ahmadinejad caused the conflict, so he should get bonus points for that one...)

-Mike


User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9303 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2433 times:

Long overdue -

Teachers



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User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2442 posts, RR: 31
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2431 times:

My vote is on AeroWesty.

With Sexiest Man of the year going to you STL....



You can't fix stupid.... - Ron White
User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3829 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2428 times:

My favorite conservative pundit...  Wink

Stephen Colbert

He's already got the word of the year.




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User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2408 times:

After they wimped out in 2001, who cares?

User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2397 times:

Quoting 777236ER (Reply 9):

Something wrong with Guiliani in 2001 777??

Pray tell who you would have selected?

Muhammed Atta perhaps?

Idle curiosity you understand.  scratchchin 


User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2391 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 10):

Something wrong with Guiliani in 2001 777??

Pray tell who you would have selected?

Muhammed Atta perhaps?

Idle curiosity you understand. scratchchin

Yes there was something wrong with Guiliani in 2001. The choice is for 'tthe individual or group of individuals who have had the biggest effect on the year's news'. Clearly that was bin Laden.

[Edited 2006-12-16 03:31:38]

User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2364 times:

Quoting 777236ER (Reply 11):
Clearly that was bin Laden.

OK, I can see your point.

Naturally I disagree, but I see your point.


User currently offlineNeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2349 times:

I think that the Time Person of the Year should be for someone or a group of people who have achieved something amazing, shown leadership or made advances in technology. Not for terrorists, they don't need any more press than they already get.

So in that spirit, I re-nominate - The Soldiers in the War On Terror.


User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2344 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 12):
Naturally I disagree,

Why? It's not an award, it's a recognition of who the most influencial newsmaker that year was.

Khomeini was man of the year in 79. Hitler was man of the year in 38. Stalin was man of the year in 39. Xiaoping was man of the year in 78 and 85.

Osama bin Laden was the man who clearly was the most influencial newsmaker in 2001, by a mile. Time wimped out.


User currently offlineNeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2331 times:

Quoting 777236ER (Reply 14):
Khomeini was man of the year in 79. Hitler was man of the year in 38. Stalin was man of the year in 39. Xiaoping was man of the year in 78 and 85.

Osama bin Laden was the man who clearly was the most influencial newsmaker in 2001, by a mile. Time wimped out.

I would disagree with all of them. Why give horrible people recognition for their actions. I would say that Time was moronic giving it to those people.


User currently offlineTZ757300 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2867 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2323 times:

Quoting NeilYYZ (Reply 13):
The Soldiers in the War On Terror

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They have been at this war for almost 3 years. They deserve the credit.



LETS GO MOUNTAINEERS!
User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3829 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2319 times:

"The Soldiers in the War On Terror"

...or the insurgents.



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User currently offlineNeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2315 times:

Quoting Confuscius (Reply 17):
...or the insurgents.

Wow. That's just downright cold and wrong.


User currently offlineTZ757300 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2867 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2313 times:

Quoting Confuscius (Reply 17):
...or the insurgents.

Thats down right hateful and harsh



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User currently offlineNeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2306 times:

Quoting TZ757300 (Reply 19):
Thats down right hateful and harsh

I'd smack my computer upside the head, except I doubt it would pop out of his screen and whack him.


User currently offlineTZ757300 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2867 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2306 times:

Quoting NeilYYZ (Reply 20):

I'd smack my computer upside the head, except I doubt it would pop out of his screen and whack him.

LOL, just send an e-slap



LETS GO MOUNTAINEERS!
User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3829 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2303 times:

"Wow. That's just downright cold and wrong."
"Thats down right hateful and harsh"



It's may be a politically incorrect choice but their actions have affected millions of people.



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User currently offlineNeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2295 times:

Quoting Confuscius (Reply 22):

It's may be a politically incorrect choice but their actions have affected millions of people.

There are some lines you just don't cross. And saying that the insurgents who are killing American soldiers fighting for your freedom as well as mine, is just taking a big 'ol leap over that line.


User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3829 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2284 times:

"There are some lines you just don't cross..."

Your missing the point. Yes, they're evil, but Time's criteria doesn't necessarily mean in a positive way. Besides the death and destruction in Iraq, the insurgency has affected world politics, especially here in the United States. This is not Disney's Person of the Year we're talking about. If it is, my vote is for Hannah Montana.  Wink



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25 NeilYYZ : I know that according to Time's criteria the insurgents fit. However, Time would be moronic to nominate them. I have a hard enough time swallowing wh
26 Post contains images Bill142 : Imagine if they gave it to Tom Cruise
27 Post contains images TZ757300 : Maybe they should just choose Big Bird, hes loved by everyone.
28 Confuscius : "Maybe they should just choose Big Bird, hes loved by everyone." Nope, he's too tall and yellow, it'll offend short red muppets.
29 TZ757300 : Sorry, my brain isn't Scientologistly adequate for Toms liking, so I'm not allowed to imagine about that.
30 KiwiinOz : Well you should start your own "Neil YYZ People of the Year" thread. As far as "Time" is concerned, I think it's important that they use a criteria o
31 Post contains images Vikkyvik : Recognition does not equal praise. One can be famous OR infamous. That's all well and good, but totally irrelevant to the person that Time chooses. T
32 STLGph : No Confuscius - you have a very good point. Politically correct choice only in 'our mindset.' To some, the soldiers in the war in terror (or the tota
33 LTBEWR : Time's 'Person of the year' criteria is from the view of the mainly USA based editors but highly influenced by the non-editorial management of the mag
34 TZ757300 : Then you have to convince the people who do not believe in it now. I personally think the Earth is just going through a period of warming, thats it.
35 AirCop : This year, the People of the Year should be the voters of America, who in a peacefully way send a strong message to Washington that a change is needed
36 PPVRA : I like that. BTW, regarding the second part of my post, *when* will we know who (or what) will be on Time's cover?
37 Tbar220 : What about the YouTube billionares?
38 Ilikeyyc : The winner will be announced tonight at 8pm easterm on CNN- just a few hours away.
39 GuitrThree : Nancy Pelosi... bet on it..
40 DianaIvanova : There's only one man for this nomination Vladimir Putin He has rescued Russia from total disaster and, although the West may hate him for getting the
41 Kmh1956 : I will puke.
42 Pope : My bet is Rumsfeld. . . .
43 N1120A : Why? Because they think outside the little bed of roses that George Bush wants us to think he is creating? Roses have thorns. The "war"? Wars on theo
44 Post contains links and images Walter747 : kim jong il
45 NeilYYZ : That's fine. They can start their own magazine and name whomever they want as their person of the year. Sometimes I think Time is so far outside, the
46 Post contains images PPVRA : It's official now. POI is You. What the hell. I do understand where they come from, though. And I agree. Good decision.[Edited 2006-12-17 02:57:52]
47 Post contains images ANCFlyer :
48 Post contains images AirframeAS : Time Magazine's Person of the Year is...... Drumroll please.... THE HUMAN SPECIES!! There...now that its settled....moving on to more ridiculous thing
49 NeilYYZ : I agree, really anti-climactic after all of the discussion here. It left me with a feeling of, "yeah, sure, I guess..."
50 AirCop : I'll second ANCFlyer position of the winner.
51 PPVRA : You guys should have watched the CNN special. It made sense - at least to me. YouTube is great, and was one of the contenders to the nomination, but i
52 TZ757300 : Nope, I dont think so. If everyone there didn't want us there, they would have joined in the fight against us when the occupation took place. But hav
53 Post contains images Diamond :
54 LTBEWR : What a wimp out. Guess they were so afraid of choosing a bad guy or some politician that would turn off the buyers, subscribers of and advertisers in
55 Piercey : Wow, cop out. As said before, probably a business decision, but this is a pure cop out.
56 ME AVN FAN : - In 2001 it would have been Mohammed el-Atta OR Usama BinLadn - this year Hassan Nasrullah or Hugo Chavez - if so, why not the Policemen in the War
57 Nosedive : Sheesh, cop out. Ok, teh intarwebs iz awesome!!!!132 but its a muhsheene!!!!!!!!111 Internet "democratization" is great for a theory/idea of the yr, b
58 BNE : What a croc; It should have been the people who invented the technology that changed the world; not the people who use the technology.
59 NeilYYZ : That's a good point that I didn't think of. I'd add them in too.
60 Mhodgson : Well, it will look good on my CV, anyway.
61 Post contains links and images Mir : Well, according to this, they were going to go with Ahmadinejad: http://articles.news.aol.com/news/_a...11509990001?ncid=NWS00010000000001 I guess th
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