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Why no Nobel Peace Prize for Stanislav Petrov ? We (all of us) owe him our very lives.

As a cab-driver in a learned, intellectual city, I'm perpetually dumb-struck at the collective ignorance of (quite literally} "The Man Who Saved the World."
I wrote to the Peace Prize Commitee who haven't deigned to respond.
Never heard of him? I could tell you but you wouldn't believe me, best you find out for yourself. Then see if you agree that Mr Petrov should lift the prize, anually, hands down!
P.S. Time is limited, our hero is now 73 years old.

write to: postmaster@nobel.no

Topics: global peace

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  • Nov 23 2012: Explain more please.
    • Nov 23 2012: Sorry, George. No can do. I'm a "hunt-and-peck" typist, so to tell you the whole story would take time I (sadly) cannot spare right now. Google the name and find out all about The Man.....
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        Nov 24 2012: Can you take a typing class? Your conversation would be more interesting and powerful if you were prepared to give some details, and respond to people who respond to you. I believe there are computer programs that will teach you to type at your own speed, without a human teacher.
        • Nov 24 2012: Thankyou, Greg. Of course you're absolutely right. Forgive me, I'm new to this TED lark, and need to get up to speed on the ettiquette. Don't hold your breath waiting for my typing to get up to speed, though.

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