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Old 05-22-2002, 07:45 PM   #46
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wow i feel so out of touch with current news. i am so living in my own little world of work. damn.

anyway, this is so great to see bono hard at work saving the world. makes me feel like things are going ok somewhere!

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I jest seen a story that said Bono got stranded in that Tamale town cuz of the terrible storm! It said the old government guy stayed in the VIP lounge and Bono wandered through the building drinking beer and talking! LOL that's our Bono!

Y'know I wonder what folks that don't know Bono think of him now? He's doin such a good thing. They keep callin him a rock star but he don't look like one. He's got sunglasses and earrings but his short hair and his everday clothes don't look like no rock star.
He looks like some ordinary guy that drinks beer in his backyard ever weekend in the hammock. Not sayin that's bad he can drink beer in my hammock anytime jest the way he is. But when ya say rock star I think most folks would expect Ozzy Osbourne! He shoulda wore his leather jacket LOL maybe it's too hot!

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Me: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!

dood. This is why I *LOVETH* Bono soo much!

btw...I get to do a report on Bono's trip to Africa for school Finally those kids in my class will start to appreciate him!

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Old 05-22-2002, 09:31 PM   #49
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btw...I get to do a report on Bono's trip to Africa for school Finally those kids in my class will start to appreciate him!


YAY go Phuzzie.....

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So it's been said before but I LOVE THIS MAN! Those pics are just darling! He's so cute and sweet and precious! I could gush all night but you get the idea! Sqeeeeee!

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Saw a clip of Bono singing on the news since I don't have cable and I got major *Bono fuzzies*!
My brother was in the room and he said look Bono (even he pronounces his name right and he's only 8 ) and he saw him sing and give the children high fives. He told me I want to give Bono a hug!
How cute is he
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Old 05-23-2002, 03:26 AM   #52
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Sigh, that's our Bono, beautiful on the inside and the outside.



I'm so proud of him! Thanks for all the cute pics and nice stories!

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Here's a pic of Bono singing at the school:

so, so, sweet....
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Old 05-23-2002, 03:57 AM   #54
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Woooooooow, thank you thank you!

What a man, what a mighty good man!

Anyone know when/if this will be repeated? I haven't been able to catch it at all, as I am at work full time and CNN.com isn't helping.

Anyway, lovely pics, thanks D4B.

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Old 05-23-2002, 07:09 AM   #55
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Here is the pic of them in the African robes

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Old 05-23-2002, 07:16 AM   #56
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Here is the pic of them in the African robes

Awwwwwwwwwwwww is that cute or what???? OMG really all these pics are absolutely amazing he looks like he's having a blast in Africa interacting with everybody

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Here is another Article I found:

The two are headed to South Africa:

ACCRA (Reuters) - The world's most powerful finance minister got his tour of Africa back on track on Thursday after a tropical storm trapped him for hours in a remote Ghanaian town.

U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill and Irish rock singer Bono left Ghana's capital Accra early on Thursday headed for the continent's economic giant South Africa and meetings with President Thabo Mbeki and his finance minister Trevor Manuel.

Unlikely traveling companions, O'Neill and Bono are on a tour examining how best to spend billions of dollars to give the poorest continent a leg-up.

They were due to dine with South African businessmen and labor leaders after their arrival later on Thursday.

In less prosperous Ghana, Wednesday's schedule came unstuck when a storm trapped them for hours in a northern town under curfew imposed after nearby tribal clashes left dozens dead.

Their different approaches to development have shown, with the U2 frontman and advocate of debt relief for poor countries arguing that public aid is needed as well as the private sector stimulus favored by O'Neill to reduce poverty and create jobs.

Visiting communal projects, Bono warned popular support for the United States could quickly become anger if Washington -- which fears dispossessed Africans could be easy recruits for terrorist groups -- does nothing to alleviate poverty.

"We are driving down the streets and people are waving, people are jumping up and down, they are glad to see the United States," Bono said. "If this country doesn't get help, doesn't get the sense of a new beginning...you come back in five years and they'll be throwing rocks at the bus."


In a U.N. ranking of human development, Ghana sits at 119 out of 162 countries. The bottom 28 are all in Africa.

Bono also criticized subsidies paid by Western governments to protect their industries at the expense of poorer nations.

"You can't have debt cancellation on the one hand and trade subsidies on the other...I don't like this kind of duplicity."

Last week, President Bush (news - web sites) signed a farm law boosting crop and diary subsidies by 67 percent, which some say makes a mockery of calls for Africa to embrace free trade and prices the continent out of lucrative markets.

Bono and O'Neill were set to visit Uganda and then Ethiopia after South Africa, where they were also due to spend the night in a game park. O'Neill returns to Washington on May 31.

"I think Paul O'Neill is going to be a very different person going out than coming in," Bono said of his traveling companion.



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Old 05-23-2002, 08:46 AM   #58
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Visiting communal projects, Bono warned popular support for the United States could quickly become anger if Washington -- which fears dispossessed Africans could be easy recruits for terrorist groups -- does nothing to alleviate poverty.
he is SO smart and SO good to say the truth. I love how he gets his points across.





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Old 05-23-2002, 09:38 AM   #59
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Here is the pic of them in the African robes

The African robes really suit Bono. I'm not really sure what they do for Paul O'Neill, though...


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South African President Thabo Mbeki (R) meets U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill (2ndR) Irish rock star Bono (2ndL) and Trevor Manuel Minister of Finance at the Union Building in Pretoria May 23, 2002. O'Neil and Bono are on a three day official visits to South Africa. REUTERS/Juda Ngwenya
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