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Old 08-09-2005, 04:47 PM   #21
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Oh and the old "rock bands/singers shouldn't mix with politics and stick to music" cliche has been disproved many times before.
Yeah, really. Boy, it's a good thing that the previous generation didn't have those kinds of attitudes in the 60s, huh?

*Realizes this isn't a musician, but is waiting for this guy to suggest that, say, Arnold Schwartzenegger step down from his governor position as well. I mean, if he thinks celebrities should just stick to acting and/or singing...*

Anywho, I've never gotten the impression that Bono doesn't know what he's talking about when he's spoke on the issues he supports. He actually reads economic books, studies this stuff intensely, goes and talks to non-music related people who have been doing this stuff for years and who might know something Bono isn't aware of. He's never claimed to have all the answers, he's still studying this stuff and is still trying to make sure that his positions are accurate on everything.

I'm all for legitimate questioning of a plan to help these people-I don't doubt Bono would quite welcome any concerns and questions people may have about the issue. But this guy didn't do that, he basically just sat there and told him to shut up. Well, gee, that really sold me! Good arguments there, buddy!

Besides that, you just know that if Bono had no involvement in these issues at all, if he'd just gone about living the typical rock star life, people like the writer of this article would sit there and complain that he wasn't doing anything to help others. Bono can't win either way.

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Keep singing and don't shut up Bono.
i want that on a bumper sticker
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Old 08-09-2005, 06:24 PM   #23
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The author of this article lambasts Cruise and Bono - but someone should lambast him. He criticizes Cruise and Bono for not knowing enough, yet this author is easily one of the biggest morons this planet has seen.

Please, read the facts before you start your criticism, Mr. Kincaid! Your little diatribe is full of useless dribble, the type that makes Tom Cruise sound like Einstein. Bono just doesn't "runsomething called DATA", as you so unceremoniously stated. He is the founder of the organization. And Bono does not support "throwing money" at Third World nations in any form. Rather, he's supporting dropping debt, providing fair trade agreements, and providing much needed medicines to treat AIDS. Where in that is the term "throwing money" used? Relieving debt simply means that countries no longer have to pay back (or at least pay less) of their national gross to old loans - loans taken out by corrupt fascists. They can now use those funds to support infrastructure in their countries. These nations aren't asking for hand-outs or more $$. Rather, just the chance to get going, build things on their own. This leads to fair trade agreements - something that even the U.S. is arguing about with countries like China! Seems that it's fair for the U.S. to complain about fair trade, but when it comes to Africa, it's just some charity case that can be ignored. Lastly, AIDS is killing Africa and an abominable rate. We have the medicines to slow down the death rate and give people a chance. It won't cure HIV/AIDS, but at least there won't be a generation of children not knowing their parents.

So, Mr. Kincaid, the next time you want to mock Bono or anyone else for not knowing enough, look in the mirror. I'd suggest you'd stick to your day job, but apparently, you aren't very good at it. I recommend a new career - one suitable for your low level of intelligence.
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I can't agree more with this article. Great stuff.

STFU BONO!
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Old 08-10-2005, 04:23 AM   #25
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People like Kincaid might be a reason why U2 don't play Crumbs
They don't want to be bashed
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I commend Bono for speaking up about what he believes in and trying to make a difference.\

However, I have to agree, during a concert...less talk and sing "Bad" or"Wild Horses", please!
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I commend Bono for speaking up about what he believes in and trying to make a difference.

However, I have to agree, during a concert...less talk and sing "Bad" or"Wild Horses", please!
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We all heard you the first time, Beverly.

Also, if you are a U2 fan, then by now you should know that Bono talks during the concerts. He even talked during ZOO TV! So this shouldn't be annoying to anyone by now. If it is, I recommend skipping the concert.
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STFU BONO.
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I'm sick and tired of people lumping Bono in with other celebrities who don't deserve the praise he does. Or who forget to do their research. They should know that Bono's intellectual interest in the poor and oppressed began with October in 1981, and his practical career on said subject in 1985, when he and his wife traveled incognito to Ethiopia and cleaned latrines in a refugee camp in Ethiopia, because they thought there was no other way they could help. (Then, a week after doing this, someone finally found out who they were, and when the media were alerted and the camp found out they had a famous Western rock star there, they were invited to that orphanage to help out in a more constructive, musical way. Can you see Tom Cruise shoveling human manure? I don't think so. We must Remember that Bono had 5 years of being a celebrity behind him. Or more like 2, anyway, at that point.)

This idiot hasn't done his research about Bono's long hours spent not only in Congress but in the back rooms of Washington, in the past 5 years. Even the hard-bitten Washington establishment has praised him, and they are the most skeptical people on the planet. He has disrupted his home life (and, at one point 2 yrs ago, almost wrecked his health), and aggravated his band. He may not have physically suffered as much as the average Nobel laureate, but someday 20 yrs from now, if they finally decide to give it to him for his life's work, it wouldn't be undeserved. He should not win it for another 10 yrs at least, anyway.

Don't be bothered by this drivel. I'm not, not anymore. Reemmber the opening lines of SYCMIOYO.
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Exactly Teta.

Bono puts in alot of hours, that should be enough.

STFU BONO.
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Also, if you are a U2 fan, then by now you should know that Bono talks during the concerts. He even talked during ZOO TV! So this shouldn't be annoying to anyone by now. If it is, I recommend skipping the concert.
Exactly. He's been like this for years, and yet people are making it seem like this is something completely new for him.

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Time for Bono to Shut up and Sing

Yeah Right......Blah Blah Blah Blah.....How can any reasonable intelligent person even put Bono's name in the same article as Tom Cruise?? What a bunch of nonense....
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looks like one of those stupid U2 bashers. completely stupid...
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