Pooters - Time Person of the Year 2007

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All Australian
Apr 1, 2006
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Edinburgh RU, Surrey CCC
Following in the footsteps of Adolf Hitler, the computer and you:

Putin named 'Person of the Year'

Russian President Vladimir Putin has been named as Time Magazine's "Person of the Year". The title was awarded to Mr Putin for his "extraordinary feat of leadership" in bringing stability to Russia, said Time's managing editor.
Former US Vice President Al Gore and Harry Potter author JK Rowling were runners-up for the title.
Last year the award was given to all members of the public who had created or downloaded content on the internet.
The magazine has given out its Person of the Year award every year since 1927.
Previous recipients have included US Presidents George W Bush and Bill Clinton, and Microsoft founder Bill Gates.

The title is "not an honour", but is given as "a clear-eyed recognition of the world as it is and of the most powerful individuals and forces shaping that world - for better or for worse", according to the magazine.

Controversial recipients in the past have included Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin and Ayatollah Khomeini.
President Putin will be legally obliged to step down as Russian president next year, but is likely to become prime minister if his ally, Dmitry Medvedev, wins the presidential election in March.
Opinion polls suggest that Mr Putin is still very popular in Russia, but civil rights activists accuse him of cracking down on democratic opposition and free speech.
Well, if Al Gore's Nobel was contraversial...

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Hall of Famer
Sep 15, 2007
I don't know
AFL Club
Putin actually did a lot of good in his early years. Implemented major economics reforms that saved Russia from the brink of collapse.

we just didn’t know he was going to use the good will he generated from that to seize ultimate power and become a despotic dictator.


Talons B Sharp
Sep 26, 2012
AFL Club
Julian Assange is always my scary moment in time.. he has a few cohorts and a few mates, and a few friends...
he could be tracking me right now.. so what do IS do .. he could shave my head without me knowing

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