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Old 02-02-2006, 08:05 PM   #1
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Bono poll at MSNBC

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http://msnbc.msn.com/id/11146046/

Vote whether or not the US should adhere to Bonos speech:


The results so far...

Should the government take Bono's advice? * 5811 responses

Yes
79%

No
17%

Not sure
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Old 02-02-2006, 09:09 PM   #2
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I can't believe that so many people responded to the poll...it's over 7,000 now...that's great! Bono must be right...people are listening!
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Old 02-02-2006, 09:30 PM   #3
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People are listening......in an 1 1/2 hour almost 2,000 people voted yes!
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about an hour ago, there were 8500+ votes. Now, it's:

Should the government take Bono's advice? * 9630 responses


Yes
85%

No
12%

Not sure
3%
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Old 02-03-2006, 01:25 AM   #5
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Should the government take Bono's advice? * 13301 responses


Yes
88%

No
10%

Not sure
2%
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Old 02-03-2006, 01:35 AM   #6
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So 15114.772 socialists responded on the internet? Wow, Bono for teh new Jesus!
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Now 90% are saying yes and only 8% are saying no. 2% aren't sure.
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So 15114.772 socialists responded on the internet? Wow, Bono for teh new Jesus!
Socialists? I'm not a socialist and I voted yes.
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I wonder if you would get similar results if the money was coming directly from the pockets of the responders.
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wow, he's now up to $92! I wonder what results a true representative sample would show...
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Old 02-03-2006, 11:23 AM   #11
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I'd bet it's a lot of U2 fans flocking to vote in the poll, as they tend to do whenever there's an online poll about anything in regards to U2. I'm surprised there's not a thread in EYKIW commanding everyone to go vote.
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I think a lot of this response is the result of the email sent by the One Campaign directing people to go vote.

Personally, I think this was a brilliant strategy.
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Really? I'm surprised The One Campaign sent people there to vote. It's not like an internet poll is going to cause anything to happen.
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Today, Bono addressed the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington D.C., reaching across divides to ask policy makers and faith leaders to do more to beat global AIDS and extreme poverty and calling on the U.S. to give an additional 1% of the budget to this fight. Read more about the event on www.one.org/blog/.

Should the U.S. take Bono’s advice and devote an additional 1% to beating AIDS and poverty? Vote in an online poll now!

In his speech, Bono said: "It must be an emergency when an Irish rock star is being invited to speak at the National Prayer Breakfast and the House Democrat annual retreat all on the same day. And it is. Because in this long day 6,500 Africans will die of AIDS and 110 million kids won't get to go to school. The good news is that politicians on both sides, and more importantly the people who elect them, are all joining as ONE against AIDS and the extreme poverty in which it thrives. The great news will be when the effective programs to beat AIDS and extreme poverty are finally fully funded."
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I wonder if you would get similar results if the money was coming directly from the pockets of the responders.
isn't that the point? the money has already been taken from their pocket. they are now giving their opinion on where it should go.
is that ok with you?
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isn't that the point? the money has already been taken from their pocket. they are now giving their opinion on where it should go.
is that ok with you?
There is no direct correlation between the amount you want the government to spend and the amount that comes out of your own wallet.

You can say "increase foreign aid by 1% of the total budget," but few will say "increase my taxes another percent".
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more people would step up to pay more taxes for a 1% increase in aid for the poor than people would pay up to support a multi trillion dollar war. what right have you to judge other peoples convictions? what about you? if you were paying for this war how would you feel about it? well don't worry cause we will just cut more "inefficient" programs and leave it for your grandchildren to sort out and pay for.
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Are we missing a point here...its not about where money is coming from or who is going to open their wallets. Its about people dying everyday....

And just so no one asks...yes I do belong to the One campain, I voted for Bonos program. I give to my church and constantly give to Samaritan purse an organization in which Bono is also affiliated with run by Franklin Graham.
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i am sorry to stir the waters JCOSTER but it really bothers me that someone thinks they can judge peoples convictions. even if it is a silly online pole he has no right make such assumptions about where peoples hearts are in relation to their wallets.

you are absoloutly right. it is about people dying. which is why i am so appauled when people don't understand that it is about justice. instead the cynics are trying to put a price on peoples lives.
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Should the government take Bono's advice? * 27697 responses


Yes
93%

No
5%

Not sure
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