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Old 12-19-2007, 12:38 PM   #1
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Al Gore Article written by BONO on CNN website today!

I posted this in FYM also, but thought you all would enjoy reading this too!

I thought for sure Al was going to win Time's Person of the Year but he got 1st runner up. Then I found on the CNN website this article about Al written by our man! It's great.
Check it out!

http://www.time.com/time/specials/20...695515,00.html
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Interesting, thanks!

I love reading stuff that Bono has written. He has a way with words. I'm always amazed by his knowledge, yet, in everything he writes, he always remains so ... Bono.
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Thanks--I'm printing off to read (and keep) Bono is great!
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^^ Ya, I love the way he writes! I especially loved what he said about Ali! " The eco-warrior"
These are my two favorite men in the media! What a combo!
Can you imagine if Al ran again for President in 2012 and Bono was in his cabinet! How cool would that be. I know, I am dreaming... it ain't gonna happen.
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Gore/Bono 2012?
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Re: Al Gore Article written by BONO on CNN website today!

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Originally posted by Jeannieco
I posted this in FYM also, but thought you all would enjoy reading this too!

I thought for sure Al was going to win Time's Person of the Year but he got 1st runner up. Then I found on the CNN website this article about Al written by our man! It's great.
Check it out!

http://www.time.com/time/specials/20...695515,00.html

He feels bad he stole the Nobel Peace Prize from him...JKJKJK
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Great writing as usual, if anyone was going to write stuff about me I would definately want it to be Bono! He seems to hit the nail on the head when describing someone.

I like the way he tied the eco system to poverty. He showed how the problem is everyones problem.
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Old 12-19-2007, 05:16 PM   #8
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Bono's writing=

Seriously, even his descriptions of a fomer vice president are sexy and beautiful. Uh, is that a weird thing to say?

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I love the way he writes but this particular "paper" hmm.. I don´t like it so much


Only if you are Bono they let you write asses
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Did he just compare Al Gore to a prophet? Did I read that correctly? Has Bono lost his mind?

I feel sick.
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Old 12-19-2007, 10:40 PM   #11
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Interesting, thanks!

I love reading stuff that Bono has written. He has a way with words. I'm always amazed by his knowledge, yet, in everything he writes, he always remains so ... Bono.
Perfectly said, so very true.
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Old 12-20-2007, 01:44 AM   #12
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Did he just compare Al Gore to a prophet? Did I read that correctly? Has Bono lost his mind?

I feel sick.
Well, he's certainly not the only one doing this. The whole Al Gore Hype including the Nobel Prize is based on this assumption.
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Bono has not lost his mind. He is brilliant and so is Al.
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Did he just compare Al Gore to a prophet? Did I read that correctly? Has Bono lost his mind?

I feel sick.

Prophet:

1. A person who speaks by divine inspiration or as the interpreter through whom the will of a god is expressed.
2. A person gifted with profound moral insight and exceptional powers of expression.
3. A predictor; a soothsayer.
4. The chief spokesperson of a movement or cause.
just to give a few

Hope you feel better..
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^^ That's right Sue! Thanks for that!
I have always thought of Bono and Al as modern day prophets.
They both fit the description, but even more so, they are enlightening people of the severity of the issues at hand: poverty and global warming. They both are trying to change the world for he better, SAVE IT more like it if you ask me! Like Al says this crisis is a moral issue not a political one.
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i love bonos writing that was cant wait for my Time to come in the mail.
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Old 12-21-2007, 03:30 AM   #17
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thanks Jean!
nice bit of wrting.

BUT I only wish Bono DIDn't slag "the Sixties" SO much {he's done it before}.....

NOT that everything went right- it CERTAINLY DIDN'T, but "hippies" and California New Agey type stuff....some it was very powerful and DID help to shift the culture,
as well as the continued flowering of great social justice movements civil rights, the re-birth of the women's rights movenment, even part of the Environemntal movewme3nt has some tethers to the hippies/ new Age stuff etc.
PLus the fight to end the Viet Nam war.

I would definately want to try to "enligthten" him on that era more. {i was pretty young at the time, then, but pretty precocious and paying attention to various media, and later ever more media reflecting on it soon after the sixtes {which really didn't end until the early '70's} were over.

I could probably do a half-way deccent job, off the cuff/extemporaniously, but i'd probably do even better if i had some time to prepare more material {to look at }.

ah I can dream, can't I.
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^ Hmm, I've heard and read about Bono saying very positive things about the 60s, especially about all the things you mentioned in your post. BUT I think what he objects to is the romantic "Hippie" idea of people solving the world's problems just by holding hands, that's what he talks about a lot. He wants a more pragmatic and realistic approach and Al Gore definitly represents that.
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^^ ya, I think part of what Bono means when he disses the 60's is the negative part of the decade like the heavy drug use which shortened the lives of so many bright young people and artists.
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Re: Al Gore Article written by BONO on CNN website today!

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Originally posted by Jeannieco
I posted this in FYM also, but thought you all would enjoy reading this too!

I thought for sure Al was going to win Time's Person of the Year but he got 1st runner up. Then I found on the CNN website this article about Al written by our man! It's great.
Check it out!

http://www.time.com/time/specials/20...695515,00.html
Thanks for posting the link! Very interesting read!!
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