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Who should have been Person of the Year?

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Which of these people actually deserved the award?

Donald Trump
15
9%
Nancy Pelosi
6
4%
The Hong Kong Protesters
128
81%
Whistleblower in Trump-Ukraine Scandal
10
6%
 
Total votes : 159

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Who should have been Person of the Year?

Postby Ard al Islam » Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:00 pm

Greta Thunberg does not deserve the award, but that's a
https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=476238


That being said, who should it have gone to and why?
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Postby Heloin » Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:01 pm

Greta Thunberg.
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Postby Farnhamia » Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:03 pm

Ard al Islam wrote:Greta Thunberg does not deserve the award, but that's a
https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=476238


That being said, who should it have gone to and why?

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Postby Napkizemlja » Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:03 pm

Greta.
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Postby Loben The 2nd » Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:04 pm

Hong Kong protesters.
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Postby Ard al Islam » Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:06 pm

Loben The 2nd wrote:Hong Kong protesters.


Bold of you to state your choice. I respect that.
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Postby Totenborg » Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:07 pm

Thunberg.
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Postby The Nordic Model » Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:08 pm

Greta!

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Postby Prydania » Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:08 pm

Greta Thunberg.

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Postby Upper Bow Moutuda » Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:12 pm

Greta is a pretty good pick in my opinion. But no one in the poll even slightly deserves it except maybe the Hong Kong protestors.
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Postby Pangurstan » Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:12 pm

Greta thunberg.

Also, the poll is missing her as a choice.
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Postby Farnhamia » Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:15 pm

Pangurstan wrote:Greta thunberg.

Also, the poll is missing her as a choice.

Well, I think was designated Person of the Year. This thread is on who should have gotten it other than her.
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Postby Adamantaean Magocrate » Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:16 pm

I can understand the Hong Kong protestors grievances with China, but their protests seem to be rightist in orientation and not bringing up things like, I don't know, inequality. Or that's what I''ve read anyway. As for the whisteblower, while I don't support Trump, I don't see how asking that a relative of Joe Biden be investigated is a bad thing, even if it would benefit Trump. That's part of what his supporters put him in for ("drain the swamp") and I am not a whore for Biden. He is not sacred just because his an opponent of Trump.

I've never read much about Nancy Pelosi apart from her attempts to impeach Trump, but she actually looks half decent.
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Postby Sylvai » Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:16 pm

Greta Thunberg. You should add her to the poll, she was a very influential person this year! /s

Ard al Islam wrote:
Loben The 2nd wrote:Hong Kong protesters.


Bold of you to state your choice. I respect that.


It is literally an option in your poll and an opinion shared by many in the other thread.
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Postby Outer Sparta » Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:17 pm

Are these type of threads really necessary? They immediately turn into a deluge of tangential conversations and NSG-related messes.
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Postby Pangurstan » Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:18 pm

Farnhamia wrote:
Pangurstan wrote:Greta thunberg.

Also, the poll is missing her as a choice.

Well, I think was designated Person of the Year. This thread is on who should have gotten it other than her.


That’s a good point. Well then it’s the hong kong protestors.
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i agree, violins aren't the problem. What IS the problem on the other hand is all the sax and drums

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Postby Samadhi » Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:19 pm

Hong king protesters.
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Postby Farnhamia » Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:19 pm

Outer Sparta wrote:Are these type of threads really necessary? They immediately turn into a deluge of tangential conversations and NSG-related messes.

*shrug* Necessary? No. If we started banning threads that turn into a deluge of tangential conversations and NSG-related messes all that would be left would be the sports threads and TET.
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Postby Ard al Islam » Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:20 pm

Farnhamia wrote:
Outer Sparta wrote:Are these type of threads really necessary? They immediately turn into a deluge of tangential conversations and NSG-related messes.

*shrug* Necessary? No. If we started banning threads that turn into a deluge of tangential conversations and NSG-related messes all that would be left would be the sports threads and TET.

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Postby Nagaoa » Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:22 pm

Mr. Beast, because he has probably done more for the environment than Greta ever will.

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Postby Outer Sparta » Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:22 pm

Farnhamia wrote:
Outer Sparta wrote:Are these type of threads really necessary? They immediately turn into a deluge of tangential conversations and NSG-related messes.

*shrug* Necessary? No. If we started banning threads that turn into a deluge of tangential conversations and NSG-related messes all that would be left would be the sports threads and TET.

It's especially the ones that feature Greta Thunberg or the person of the year that turn into giant messes. I just don't understand making that big a fuss on whoever should be person of the year or whoever shouldn't have been person of the year.
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Postby Ard al Islam » Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:22 pm

Nagaoa wrote:Mr. Beast, because he has probably done more for the environment than Greta ever will.

I love this quote.
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Postby Bear Stearns » Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:23 pm

Tbh, Xi Jingping. The 21st Century belongs to China.
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Postby Nagaoa » Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:23 pm

Ard al Islam wrote:
Nagaoa wrote:Mr. Beast, because he has probably done more for the environment than Greta ever will.

I love this quote.

Why thank you.

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Postby Adamantaean Magocrate » Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:24 pm

Mothria wrote:Them protesting for universal suffrage is not addressing inequality?

That depends whether you think Trump is addressing inequality.
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