I just found out that Martti Ahtisaari, the father of my dear friend Marko Ahtisaari has won the Nobel Peace Prize. In times like this when global recession is almost a certainty men lke Martti Ahtisaari, who are few and hard to come by, will be in more demand than ever. Last time we had a global recession we ended up in WWII. Poverty makes people compete harder and sometimes war is simply seen as competition via other means. And it is then that a man with the incredible track record as a pacifist as former President of Finland Martti Ahtisaari is needed more than ever. Congratulations!

And btw, he can smile and relate well to people, but this is the only picture I could find sorry. Ok now I have a better picture here from Marko and Lisa´s wedding. Thanks Rodrigo!

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Azeem on October 10, 2008  · 


Very wise words.

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Danver on October 10, 2008  · 

BBC film about Nobel winners 2008. The film tells about the biography, the work and achievements of these people. http://tubedirect.net/index.php?q=Nobel-Prize-2008
Highly recommended!

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Rodrigo A. SEPULVEDA SCHULZ on October 10, 2008  · 

Martin, this is a picture of Martti, that I took at Marko’s wedding, smiling. Feel free to use it 😉


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