I don't know why I'm bothering to respond to this but it's a slow day so.....
"You're so completely full of shit" - Nice to meet you too.
I see that you have conveniently sidestepped the two main points of my post. 1) He is a tax dodger. 2) There is little if any evidence that he actually donates any of his own money to these various causes.
The link above describes it in more detail but why would U2 move their corporate operations to a region of the Netherlands that is tax free? The same reason Facebook does it. Same reason that the Kennedy family set up overseas Trusts in places like the Isle of Man. Same reason that Mitt Romney set up offshore accounts. To avoid paying taxes. That's not my opinion. That's a fact.
As much as I'm sure it irks you, these people are all playing the same game. These people have all made a lot of money and don't want to give more of it than they have to to their respective governments. So they set up these elaborate schemes to move money offshore to places with lower (or no) tax burdens for the EXPRESS PURPOSE of dodging taxes.
In your little world it's ok to do that - as long as their politics agree with your politics. Bono gets a pass because he is a "progressive". Meanwhile, Mitt Romney/Dick Chaney, etc. are vilified as "tax cheats". Well you can't have it both ways, pal. All of them are tax cheats, regardless of politics.
So don't give me your sanctimonious bullshit about how Bono is such a great guy. Sure, he talks a good game but when it comes time to step up and donate some of his vast fortune he's not getting it done.
The ONE Campaign, which I'm sure you are familiar with, was started by our good friend Bono. You might also be aware that it has come under fire due to the fact that only 1.2% of everything collected was actually given to charities.
I'll do the math for you. That means that if I donate $100 to the ONE Campaign then only $1.20 is going towards the cause. That ain't getting it done, son.
"The facts are, if everyone were and did as Bono and Gore do, we wouldn't have crushing poverty and war" - Ummm no. If everyone did as Bono did then 98.8% of all charitable donations would be wasted. Not only is that disgraceful, it will have no meaningful impact on poverty whatsoever.