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Time Magazine's Person Of The Year

Sat Dec 16, 2006 9:47 am

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?
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RE: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year

Sat Dec 16, 2006 9:50 am

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.
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RE: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year

Sat Dec 16, 2006 9:58 am

good nomination neil, i hope youre right on that! It would be great to see on the cover of time thats for sure
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RE: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year

Sat Dec 16, 2006 9:59 am

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

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RE: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year

Sat Dec 16, 2006 10:10 am

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.
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RE: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year

Sat Dec 16, 2006 10:13 am

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...)

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RE: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year

Sat Dec 16, 2006 10:23 am

Long overdue -

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RE: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year

Sat Dec 16, 2006 10:25 am

My vote is on AeroWesty.

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RE: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year

Sat Dec 16, 2006 10:27 am

My favorite conservative pundit...  Wink

Stephen Colbert

He's already got the word of the year.

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RE: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year

Sat Dec 16, 2006 11:01 am

After they wimped out in 2001, who cares?
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RE: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year

Sat Dec 16, 2006 11:25 am

Quoting 777236ER (Reply 9):

Something wrong with Guiliani in 2001 777??

Pray tell who you would have selected?

Muhammed Atta perhaps?

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RE: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year

Sat Dec 16, 2006 11:30 am

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]
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RE: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year

Sat Dec 16, 2006 12:23 pm

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

OK, I can see your point.

Naturally I disagree, but I see your point.
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RE: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year

Sat Dec 16, 2006 12:37 pm

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.
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RE: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year

Sat Dec 16, 2006 12:43 pm

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.
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RE: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year

Sat Dec 16, 2006 12:58 pm

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.
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RE: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year

Sat Dec 16, 2006 1:02 pm

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.
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RE: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year

Sat Dec 16, 2006 1:09 pm

"The Soldiers in the War On Terror"

...or the insurgents.
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RE: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year

Sat Dec 16, 2006 1:12 pm

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

Wow. That's just downright cold and wrong.
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RE: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year

Sat Dec 16, 2006 1:17 pm

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

Thats down right hateful and harsh
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RE: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year

Sat Dec 16, 2006 1:21 pm

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.
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RE: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year

Sat Dec 16, 2006 1:22 pm

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
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RE: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year

Sat Dec 16, 2006 1:26 pm

"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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RE: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year

Sat Dec 16, 2006 1:30 pm

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.
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RE: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year

Sat Dec 16, 2006 1:52 pm

"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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RE: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year

Sat Dec 16, 2006 1:54 pm

Quoting Confuscius (Reply 24):
Your missing the point.

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 what's in time as it is. I don't care what or who Time says, I know who I think the people of the year are, and they're the same group of people every year.
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RE: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year

Sat Dec 16, 2006 1:59 pm

Imagine if they gave it to Tom Cruise  Yeah sure
 
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RE: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year

Sat Dec 16, 2006 2:00 pm

 idea  Maybe they should just choose Big Bird, hes loved by everyone.  crossfingers   sarcastic 
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RE: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year

Sat Dec 16, 2006 2:04 pm

"Maybe they should just choose Big Bird, hes loved by everyone."

Nope, he's too tall and yellow, it'll offend short red muppets.
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RE: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year

Sat Dec 16, 2006 2:16 pm

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 26):
Imagine if they gave it to Tom Cruise

Sorry, my brain isn't Scientologistly adequate for Toms liking, so I'm not allowed to imagine about that.
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RE: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year

Sat Dec 16, 2006 2:48 pm

Quoting NeilYYZ (Reply 25):
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 what's in time as it is. I don't care what or who Time says, I know who I think the people of the year are, and they're the same group of people every year.

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 of international impact, as opposed to cuddly and well liked.
 
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RE: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year

Sat Dec 16, 2006 3:33 pm

Quoting NeilYYZ (Reply 15):
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.

Recognition does not equal praise. One can be famous OR infamous.

Quoting NeilYYZ (Reply 13):
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.

That's all well and good, but totally irrelevant to the person that Time chooses.

Quoting NeilYYZ (Reply 18):
Wow. That's just downright cold and wrong.



Quoting TZ757300 (Reply 19):

Thats down right hateful and harsh

The insurgents are cold, wrong, hateful, and harsh. Time would be none of the above for choosing them.

Honestly, I don't see why Time's Person of the Year is such a big deal. Like NeilYYZ said, I know who my "people of the year" are. I don't really care who a magazine chooses it to be.

(of course, here I am posting in a thread about it.... Wink)

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RE: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year

Sat Dec 16, 2006 5:01 pm

Quoting Confuscius (Reply 22):
It's may be a politically incorrect choice but their actions have affected millions of people.

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 totally useful non-declared war regime) are in fact, people *we* call the insurgents.

And I agree....for everything that has happened and transpired, Osama Bin Laden should have been the man of the year in 2001....and probably while we're at it...the next decade or so thereafter.
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RE: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year

Sat Dec 16, 2006 10:20 pm

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 magazine for financial reasons. This really became true after their 1980 choice of Iranian leader Khomeini resulting in significant drops in circulation and a lot of conterversery leading to drops in advertising income. Long before then though, the general public had also come to see the TPOY to be an honor or acknowledgement of something positive in leadership or reaching a point of great influence, not the leaders of enemies of the USA or the world.
In 2001, while Osama would truly have been the better choice per the original TPOY criteria but that would have badly hurt the business side of the magazine. To me, Gulliani wasn't the best choice either in 2001, and either all the people killed on 9/11 or at least the First Responders (police, firefighters) should have been chosen.
As to this year (2006), President Bush could have been a good choice, but that he has been TPOY 2 times before. Solders have already been acknowledged as to the current War on Terror/Iraq/Afganistan. They need some person or issue that the writers can do a lot of stuff on, is an important person or situation, and one that will get people to get the magazine when it comes out.
I think that the Time's acknowledgement will not be a person, but something that got a lot of press in the last year, most people do believe in, is important to comment on and give attention to: Global Warming.
 
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RE: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year

Sat Dec 16, 2006 10:59 pm

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 33):
Global Warming

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. History shows that the Earth warms and cools throughout the years.

Also, I think it will be an actual person, Time hasn't really strayed from that, except for choosing the computer.
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RE: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year

Sat Dec 16, 2006 11:58 pm

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 in the way business is conducted and the way the war in Iraq is being handled.
 
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RE: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year

Sun Dec 17, 2006 5:15 am

Quoting NeilYYZ (Reply 1):
I think it should be all of the soldier's from all of the countries fighting the war on terror.

I like that.

BTW, regarding the second part of my post, *when* will we know who (or what) will be on Time's cover?
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RE: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year

Sun Dec 17, 2006 6:58 am

What about the YouTube billionares?
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RE: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year

Sun Dec 17, 2006 7:11 am

Quoting PPVRA (Reply 36):
BTW, regarding the second part of my post, *when* will we know who (or what) will be on Time's cover?

The winner will be announced tonight at 8pm easterm on CNN- just a few hours away.
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RE: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year

Sun Dec 17, 2006 7:59 am

Nancy Pelosi...

bet on it..
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RE: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year

Sun Dec 17, 2006 8:12 am

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 job done here, he is respected and admired by the vast majority of Russians from saving their country from economic and social ruin.
 
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RE: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year

Sun Dec 17, 2006 8:47 am

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 26):
Imagine if they gave it to Tom Cruise

I will puke.
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RE: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year

Sun Dec 17, 2006 9:23 am

My bet is Rumsfeld.
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RE: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year

Sun Dec 17, 2006 9:43 am

Quoting NeilYYZ (Reply 15):
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.

Why? Because they think outside the little bed of roses that George Bush wants us to think he is creating? Roses have thorns.

Quoting TZ757300 (Reply 16):

They have been at this war for almost 3 years

The "war"? Wars on theoretical, endless things never do anything but get a lot of people killed and a lot of civil rights taken away (ever hear of a sneak peak warrant).

Quoting NeilYYZ (Reply 18):
Quoting Confuscius (Reply 17):
...or the insurgents.

Wow. That's just downright cold and wrong.



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

What for? Those same people probably think the exact same thing of you for supporting the continued military occupation and rule over their country.
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RE: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year

Sun Dec 17, 2006 10:33 am

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RE: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year

Sun Dec 17, 2006 10:36 am

Quoting N1120A (Reply 43):

What for? Those same people probably think the exact same thing of you for supporting the continued military occupation and rule over their country.

That's fine. They can start their own magazine and name whomever they want as their person of the year.

Quoting N1120A (Reply 43):
Why? Because they think outside the little bed of roses that George Bush wants us to think he is creating? Roses have thorns.

Sometimes I think Time is so far outside, they've joined the other side.

And Drudge is reporting that the Person of the Year is - YOU. YOU for people generating the proliferation of Internet sites such as blogs, YouTube and Myspace.
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RE: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year

Sun Dec 17, 2006 10:56 am

Quoting NeilYYZ (Reply 45):

And Drudge is reporting that the Person of the Year is - YOU. YOU for people generating the proliferation of Internet sites such as blogs, YouTube and Myspace.



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]
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RE: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year

Sun Dec 17, 2006 11:07 am

Quoting PPVRA (Reply 46):
It's official now. POI is You.

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RE: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year

Sun Dec 17, 2006 11:12 am

Time Magazine's Person of the Year is......

Drumroll please....

THE HUMAN SPECIES!!

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RE: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year

Sun Dec 17, 2006 11:13 am

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 47):

I agree, really anti-climactic after all of the discussion here. It left me with a feeling of, "yeah, sure, I guess..."
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