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Old 06-22-2005, 04:48 AM   #46
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I have no idea if you are addressing me or not.

Without a doubt you attacked me months ago when I started a thread about the war. YOU questioned my interest in Africa and my committment.

If you are going to say "put partisan politics aside" I was sincerely curious as to your own feelings about your comments in this forum.

I am not going to go lookling for the exact quote, but there is no other way to take what you said months ago. I am not "touchy" i am wonderng if you are full of hot air, or if you truly have room in your world for someone who does not share your political views?

To be honest...I do not understand your response at all. The article gives Bush credit and Bono wants more. No surprise there.

But the part I quoted.....

[Q]Doesn't seem like a glowing endorsement of Mr. Bush. Let's try to keep partisan politics out of the movement for Africa's future.[/Q] Comes from YOU not the article.
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It is making a political statement and then curbing debate, now it was in the article but that shouldn't be used and then discarded for future discussion, getting the last word as it were.
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Old 06-22-2005, 05:13 AM   #48
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[Q]"You'll think I'm off my trolley when I say this, but the Bush administration is the most radical, in a positive sense, in the approach to Africa since Kennedy[/Q]
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"You'll think I'm off my trolley when I say this, but the Bush administration is the most radical, in a positive sense, in the approach to Africa since Kennedy

you gotta love the BoomTown Rat for that one.

he tells it like it is.

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Im confused by Jamila
anyway
Ive never heard that quote before
I hope thats true
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Everything went NUTZ around here after the TSUNAMI. America mobilized.....

WHy not for AIDS?
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Everything went NUTZ around here after the TSUNAMI. America mobilized.....

WHy not for AIDS?
Perhaps the tsunami was more graphic. There were piles of dead bodies on the news. AIDS doesn't get that coverage. Plus, the tsunami didn't have the sexual connotations that AIDS does.
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Perhaps the tsunami was more graphic. There were piles of dead bodies on the news. AIDS doesn't get that coverage. Plus, the tsunami didn't have the sexual connotations that AIDS does.
yeah, definitely. i also think people in the West found it easier to identify with the problems left in the wake of the tsunami--as a natural disaster, it could have happened anywhere, even here. the people hit by the tsunami were seen as pure, innocent victims, worthy of compassion and aid.

why not for people suffering from AIDS in africa? too easy to blame the victims for being uneducated, promiscous, and backward. if you blame the victims, you don't have to feel as responsible for helping them.
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