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Old 10-05-2008, 04:36 PM   #376
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Oh I get it; you're insane.
Yep, namecalling really proves your point.

Any chance you have anything factual to counter STINgs points, or is it all personal with you?
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Old 10-05-2008, 05:24 PM   #377
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Don't know where to post this but its related, lol... friend told me.

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Old 10-05-2008, 05:45 PM   #378
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Um ..... looks nothing like her?

I don't know what else to say. Not surprising that porn jumped in on the Palin Media Circus ride, I guess.
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Old 10-05-2008, 05:57 PM   #379
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This is the reason why most people prefer to avoid political careers.
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Old 10-05-2008, 07:22 PM   #380
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First of all, who cares what U2 thinks.

Second, what is this "they" - I'm sorry but if you can elucidate Larry's views on these matters, I'd love to hear them. Or Adam's.
What exactly do you believe Adam or Larry would disagree with? Even though Adam may not be religious or at least was not in the past, he certainly would not disagree with the spiritual and religious influence in U2's lyrics. Adam has been quoted as saying that "God was walking through the room" on the Elevation tour.
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Old 10-05-2008, 07:23 PM   #381
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Well given that Larry was spotted and photographed in those anti-war rallies, I am not so sure you can lump him in with Bono's views on war. For one.
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Old 10-05-2008, 07:25 PM   #382
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Well given that Larry was spotted and photographed in those anti-war rallies, I am not so sure you can lump him in with Bono's views on war. For one.

That was for the war in Iraq. I never stated that any member of U2 was for the war in Iraq.
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Old 10-05-2008, 07:30 PM   #383
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Many of U2's spiritual and religious writing has much more in common with those that are Republicans rather than many of the louder voices in the Democratic party who tend to dismiss, question or avoid religion. Being a multi-national corporation themselves, they are certainly more supportive of free trade than many in the Democratic party have been. They are not in favor of high taxes on the rich as seen by the move of many of their assets to the Netherlands to avoid increased taxes. While I'm sure they are in favor of alternative energy, I'm sure they would not support many of the more extreme energy proposals that would increase fuel cost or prevent them from touring in the manner they have toured over the past few decades. Unlike many Democrats, they are not pacifist, and supported wars in Bosnia, Kosovo, and Afghanistan. They also honor and respect the US military unlike many of the more extreme elements of the Democratic party.
one might have been able to argue against this 10-15 years ago, but at this point i think STING is pretty much dead-on.
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Old 10-05-2008, 07:32 PM   #384
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Fine. Find me a quote by Larry where he said he was a pacifist. I mean, you're free to assume he's not, but given that the man barely speaks and I usually pay attention when he does, I'd like to hear it.
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Old 10-05-2008, 07:38 PM   #385
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Serenity now.
You know, I fundamentally disagree with the idea of ignore lists but, over my nigh on 4 years posting here, STING2/Strongbow is, time and time again, the single poster that comes closest to christening mine.
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Old 10-05-2008, 07:39 PM   #386
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Fine. Find me a quote by Larry where he said he was a pacifist.
Well, I don't think that he considers himself to be a pacifist. I certainly have not seen him express opposition to US military intervention in Afghanistan, Bosnia, or Kosovo. The band was heavily involved in trying to inform people about what was happening in Bosnia and were angry that initially the world was not acting in a way that could solve the problem, which would have been through military intervention.
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Well likewise we haven't seen him speak in public about it which is why I opposed your "they" this and "they" that.

I give up.
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Many of U2's spiritual and religious writing has much more in common with those that are Republicans rather than many of the louder voices in the Democratic party who tend to dismiss, question or avoid religion.
Much as, being a non-believer, I would not usually consider defending Democrat Christians as being within my area of remit, your statement is demonstrably false, and utterly contradicts every single thing U2 have said regarding their faith.
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Old 10-05-2008, 07:48 PM   #389
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Yeah, that statement conveniently overlooks U2's entire 90s output, which was far more about questioning faith than it ever was about embracing it, something many hard-core conservative Christians would not like.

U2's faith has - at least from the perspective of the public looking in - always, ALWAYS, been a very tolerant brand of personal faith and religion that had little interest in passing judgement on anyone else's faith or lack thereof.
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Old 10-05-2008, 07:48 PM   #390
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U2's views on the Iraq war are fairly clear.

It is true that they are not claiming to be pacifists, but in the Dec 2004/Jan 2005 issue of NME, several members of U2 condemned the Iraq war, and Bono stated his opinion, without reservation, that the whole rush to war was based on nothing but spin and lies.

So, in other words, Bono thinks that Sting2 is at best a spinmongerer, at worst a liar.
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