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Old 04-19-2002, 09:34 AM   #81
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Did Bono and Gates ever ponder the notion of what will become of the 16 million people in Africa they claim die every year if they save all of their lives? Are they prepared to deal with what they will need? Where will they live, eat, work etc. What wars will they start. How many more already scarce resources will they need and use? It is a tragic thing but it is called survival of the fittest and it is nature. It happens with all species, the winnowing out of the weak for the benefit of the survival of the strongest. It happens with humans too ever think of that? Ok so this sounds shitty but think about it. Remember what Scrooge said about if they are gonna die they had better do it and decrease the excess population? Sorry but maybe that is what nature intended and messing with it will only open new cans of worms.
It's not survival of the fittest. You need to acquaint yourself with the history of these places before you speculate in such a broad and troubling way.
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Old 04-19-2002, 09:43 AM   #82
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I'm still waiting to hear someone explain Bono's overall plan. (thats one of the questions being raised - ding ding ding ding)

Wait. So in your very first thread in this post, when you said you'd like to see Bono's manifesto, you meant you want someone here to give it to you? I'm not doin' the work for that chump! Let him write his own own manifesto.
Seriously, do you really think someone can just explain Bono's overall plan? I certainly don't know what it is. I guess I'm not that concerned at this point either. If Bono were president, or prime minister, I might want to look at his bigger picture. But in his situation, I'm happy to evaluate what he says, and agree or disagree on individual issues/statements. I agree that I should support debt relief for the poorest countries in the world. I don't agree that I should support Greepeace.

But more importantly, what in tarnation were you trying to say about RC Cola?? You totally lost me there. Yes I've heard of Royal Crown Cola. Yes I've heard of unfair trade. Can you help me understand what that was about?
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But more importantly, what in tarnation were you trying to say about RC Cola?? You totally lost me there. Yes I've heard of Royal Crown Cola. Yes I've heard of unfair trade. Can you help me understand what that was about?
RC cola is the GHETTO cola. people who can't afford pepsi or coke, buy RC cola because it's cheapest!



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Did Bono and Gates ever ponder the notion of what will become of the 16 million people in Africa they claim die every year if they save all of their lives? Are they prepared to deal with what they will need? Where will they live, eat, work etc. What wars will they start. How many more already scarce resources will they need and use? It is a tragic thing but it is called survival of the fittest and it is nature. It happens with all species, the winnowing out of the weak for the benefit of the survival of the strongest. It happens with humans too ever think of that? Ok so this sounds shitty but think about it. Remember what Scrooge said about if they are gonna die they had better do it and decrease the excess population? Sorry but maybe that is what nature intended and messing with it will only open new cans of worms.

Anti-Bono have you ever wished Bono would just put his money where his mouth is? Bill Gates did but he still won't shut up. This country is trillions of bucks in debt and I say relieve OUR fucking debt here before we worry about any other country. If that pisses Bono off he should cough up some of his own hundred million pound fortune. He could live plenty well with about 10 million and still leave some for his kids. Sometimes I think he's only trying to earn himself a Nobel prize and a place in the history books or something. I can't believe he really sits around all depressed about sick kids in other countries. He could also do well to use his stash to help the poor at home in Ireland and solve some of the problems they got over there.
Okay, lets just leave everything in this f**ked up world just the way it is. Everyone worry about their own asses and just let the poor countries burn themselves out, then we don't have to worry about it. Why don't we just go over and kill them all so we don't have to wait for "nature" to do it.

And why are we persisting in this belief that Bono gives nothing but asks everyone else to give generously?
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Entitled to?
He seems to be awfully willing to give away the money of others, perhaps he's like to set the example?

Perhaps my point about him paying no taxes were that unlike most of us, he has a tad bit more to spare.

I see people on the streets, I see people begging for food, I see people destined for the ghetto, and possibly an early grave. I see these people right here in the US of A.

Yes, I am American.

Yes, when your own government offers you a legal tax exemption, you are entitled to take it. When you bring millions of dollars to your country's economy and they offer you a credit for doing so, yes, you are entitled to take it. The Irish government provides this exemption to all it's artists, not just Bono and U2.

And please explain this persistent belief that Bono is sitting on his pile of money like King Midas and not coughing any up for those less fortunate.

I'm sorry but our own governement is responsible for the ghettos and starving people of the USA. That has nothing to do wiht Bono's Irish tax exemption.

And I too, am American.
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Ok.

It's time to admit it. I'm The Anti-Bono.

Sorry for all the trouble.
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Ok.

It's time to admit it. I'm The Anti-Bono.

Sorry for all the trouble.
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Which part of the term SHIT STIRRER do you people not get?! Ah next we'll have "Anti Larry" at PLEBA, hehe, world war III would be on the cards......
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mikal!
*wags finger.

go get drunk.
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Old 04-19-2002, 12:47 PM   #91
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Sorry, please return to the original serious discussion. BTW, shouldn't this be in FYM, where's a mod when you need one?
I don't think this does belong in FYM
FYM i smeant for discussion and this thread was meant to piss off some fans

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This is the general discussion area, primarily to be used for reactions and thoughts about U2.

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This is an off-topic forum. Discuss politics, spirituality, religion, world events.

This thread is about thoughts and reactions to Bono's pet projects. This isn't an OFF-TOPIC. It's very much 'on'.
Hello?? Do you people know me at all? lol That was a JOKE! You kids should know by now I don't care where threads are or aren't. Geez!




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Ah next we'll have "Anti Larry" at PLEBA, hehe, world war III would be on the cards......

HEY!!! Wait just one second Mr.! Now you're talking about a "real" issue!


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I still have done nothing more than raise questions, and yet some people are so quick to judge and attack my personal character.

Wouldn't a few faces be red if...
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... I was The Anti-Bono?

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That's nice. Now can we continue the discussion? I'm still waiting to hear Bono's manifesto unveiled.
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Okay, what kind of mind-f**k is going on here?? Is Elvis really admitting this or just deepening the mystery futher? I do thinks its funny though, I'll admit that much. I'll also admit that I know nothing about global economics hence my continual avoidance of the actual topic of this thread.
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Honestly, no one could tell that it was Elvis the entire time? It was laughably obvious...he loves these ego trips.
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Honestly, no one could tell that it was Elvis the entire time? It was laughably obvious...he loves these ego trips.
You wish

Besides, it was no ego trip.



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