Bono, Timberlake to perform at Haiti benefit

Full story: TwinCities.com
George Clooney says the "Hope for Haiti" benefit for victims of the earthquake in Haiti will include performances from Bono, Sting, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and Alicia Keys. Full Story
Jeebus

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Jan 19, 2010
Does it bug anyone else that people have to get something for their money before they will donate it? Generosity is not hard, and it feels good! It's a good thing entertainers and promoters figured out a long time ago that this is the only way some skin flints will give up their money.

To the couple that went on KARE-11 and told their story about how they donated a quarter of their wedding money for Haiti relief: Even if KARE-11 came to you, you could have declined. Your generosity is appreciated, but what's that self-promotion all about? Were you hoping for a medal, or maybe your own reality show? Sorry about the rant - it just bugs the keeeerrrappp out of me!

BTW, if KARE-11 agreed to match your donation, then never mind.
fruit bat alert

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Jan 19, 2010
Jeebus wrote:
Does it bug anyone else that people have to get something for their money before they will donate it? Generosity is not hard, and it feels good! It's a good thing entertainers and promoters figured out a long time ago that this is the only way some skin flints will give up their money.
To the couple that went on KARE-11 and told their story about how they donated a quarter of their wedding money for Haiti relief: Even if KARE-11 came to you, you could have declined. Your generosity is appreciated, but what's that self-promotion all about? Were you hoping for a medal, or maybe your own reality show? Sorry about the rant - it just bugs the keeeerrrappp out of me!
BTW, if KARE-11 agreed to match your donation, then never mind.
What bugs me is this. Haiti was a total and complete crap hole BEFORE the earthquake with extreme poverty, very high illiteracy, very high illegitimacy, extremely high crime rate and a corrupt government. The average Haitian BEFORE the earthquake lived an average of 44 years.

I know the situation is much more dire now, but where were the compassionate and caring people before? Not saying they shouldn't do their telethons or donating or whatever makes them feel good, but didn't they know before?

Cruise ships are all over every island in the caribbean (except for the most part Cuba). There is a good reason they don't stop at Haiti. It was hell before and now it's worse.
Typical

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Jan 19, 2010
The usual suspects whining about some country that smells like @$$. There will never be Hope or Change in Haiti, no matter how much welfare they get. They wasted or stole the millions in welfare they got for the hurricane 2 years ago. Haiti is Hopeless and Changeless. Not another dime.
Bob

Hastings, MN

#4 Jan 19, 2010
fruit bat alert wrote:
<quoted text>What bugs me is this. Haiti was a total and complete crap hole BEFORE the earthquake with extreme poverty, very high illiteracy, very high illegitimacy, extremely high crime rate and a corrupt government. The average Haitian BEFORE the earthquake lived an average of 44 years.
Exactly. So now we will waste our money and time helping this crap hole only to have them back in the same spot in 2 or 3 years. What a waste of money and resources.

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