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Old 11-20-2017, 02:41 PM   #1
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Hilarious Bono bashing on Periscope

Before you decide to slate I found this hilarious and still wonder why people feel the need to post these ridiculous videos, still it's decent entertainment for a few minutes!

https://www.periscope.tv/w/1kvKpkBzqqOxE?q=bono
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Old 11-20-2017, 04:54 PM   #2
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Oh dear. Not that right wing, UKIP supporting xenophobic fat cunt.
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Old 11-20-2017, 06:26 PM   #3
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Oh ffs... how is this considered decent entertainment?
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The worst thing is, he's got a point. The fat xenophobic UKIP supporting fat cunt makes more sense then the average politician and news pundit. Bono is a hypocrite and why is the left not busy addressing income inequality and the many wars that the West is waging all over the world, but obsessed with safe spaces, old statues and people saying naughty words?

It's no wonder that rightwing nationalists are doing well all over Europe, and that Trump got elected. None of the established parties are giving a flying fuck for the ordinary man while at least these assholes pretend to.
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ooh boy, I gotta make a mental note to address ^^^^ comment later.
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Two words: smart and legal.
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Two words: smart and legal.
That may work for a banker, but not for a self appointed moral crusader.
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That may work for a banker, but not for a self appointed moral crusader.
As much as I hate to bump this thread, I wanted to ask - when using the work 'hypocrite' to describe Bono, I'm curious if that's the right word in the context of his financial activities.

What is it that he preaches about publicly that his tax/investment stuff contradicts?
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why is the left not busy addressing income inequality and the many wars that the West is waging all over the world, but obsessed with safe spaces, old statues and people saying naughty words?
the fact that you ask this question proves that you have no idea what you're talking about. it's like asking "why is the joshua tree an instrumental album?"
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As much as I hate to bump this thread, I wanted to ask - when using the work 'hypocrite' to describe Bono, I'm curious if that's the right word in the context of his financial activities.

What is it that he preaches about publicly that his tax/investment stuff contradicts?
there is no contradiction. campaigning for debt relief, fair trade, and access to HIV/AIDS medication has nothing at all to do with how one chooses to manage their finances.

people who judge him and U2 for their financial affairs are the real hypocrites because chances are they pay as little tax as possible and would still do so if they were rich. it seems to be human nature.
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there is no contradiction. campaigning for debt relief, fair trade, and access to HIV/AIDS medication has nothing at all to do with how one chooses to manage their finances.

people who judge him and U2 for their financial affairs are the real hypocrites because chances are they pay as little tax as possible and would still do so if they were rich. it seems to be human nature.
And the context is a little lost on some people too. Ireland , U2's home country, had a tax-break for artists. It was a great place to exist as a company, especially considering Ireland also got a lot of benefit from homing U2, as they did from enticing businesses to operate their due to low taxation.

Then Ireland changed the game, almost seeming to want to take a bigger slice of U2's pie, by capping the Artist tax-bread at a level that probably only affected U2.

So they moved their business to a place that allowed them to continue to pay a similar amount of tax.

It would be like my situation: I work from home, and my company allows me to write off my phone and internet as a business expense because they are essential to my work. If I had an office, those things would be provided for me. I get a couple of added things too - flex time, and the ability to finance payments on hardware I'd like to keep. A decent health plan that pays 80%.

Now, if my company decided that hey, we're randomly deciding to make you pay for your work phone, work internet, pay off your hardware in full - or return it - and to stick to a rigid 9-5 where I'd have to check in and out all day, plus health insurance went down to 60% coverage - I think I'd be upset and look for another job where I'd get the same benefits.

Bono, and the other members of the band who have residences in Ireland all pay taxes in Ireland.

U2, the business, has units that pay taxes in Ireland. They moved one business unit to another country to keep those taxes the same. They, to my knowledge, as individuals and as a business, haven't dodged paying taxes.
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