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  1. 5 hours ago, tan_lejos_tan_cerca said:

    On your next 💻 Zoom call, don't let people see the 🛏 unmade bed or 👚unfolded laundry lurking in your 🏠 home.

    Instead, transport 🙋🏽‍♀️ yourself to a beautiful landscape in 🌍 Africa. We've created 8️⃣ virtual backgrounds—one for each African country that receives 💵 (RED) funding.


    A pretty cool idea. Beautiful! :u2-1383:

  2. 4 hours ago, tan_lejos_tan_cerca said:

    Salute! 🥂
    That's Italian for "Cheers!" 🇮🇹
    Some people we support decided to leave Salisbury for the night, and have an Italian-themed evening! 👍
    With lots of homemade bunting and pizza, they had a great night. 🍕
    What country would you go to for dinner? 

    Foto de Mencap.

    Foto de Mencap.

    Foto de Mencap.

    For dinner? Somewhere in the Meditteranean I guess. :) 

  3. 5 hours ago, tan_lejos_tan_cerca said:

    Summer is wrapping up and we’ve gathered 6 stories you might have missed in the past month:

    🎊 Africa declared free of wild polio
    💊 #COVID19 derails progress fighting HIV/AIDS, malaria, and TB
    💉 UK supports vaccine equity
    🇲🇱 Coup leaves Mali in uncertainty
    📈 Aid worker attacks increase in 2019
    👤 #COVID19 to displace 1 million in Sahel


    It's so Awesome about Africa being declared free from wild polio. A beautiful day, for sure! :u2-1383:

  4. 1 hour ago, tan_lejos_tan_cerca said:

    Enter this fantastic raffle to be in with a chance of winning some incredible prizes! All proceeds go to our Dublin Outreach Group to help these cuties.
    🎄🎁🎅 It's CHRISTMAS! 🎅🎁🎄

    Foto de Dublin CCI.

    Foto de Dublin CCI.

    Foto de Dublin CCI.


    My heart breaks for these precious darlings. LOVE to them!

  5. 2 hours ago, paoladegliesposti said:

    And with what body do they come?

    'And with what body do they come?' - 
    Then they do come - Rejoice!
    What Door - What Hour - Run - run - My Soul!
    Illuminate the House!

    'Body!' Then real - a Face and Eyes - 
    To know that it is them!
    Paul knew the Man that knew the News - 
    He passed through Bethlehem - 


    Emily Dickinson




    :o Paola! I didn't remember that Dickinson poem! I don't remember having seen it before. What awesome poetry you've been posting! I'm glad you posted the Shelley & Rossetti poems, too. :)

  6. On 6/13/2017 at 5:26 PM, Manohlive said:

    From Muse to Bryon to Shelly and back to Muse?    I love it but am confused.  May I ask a couple questions?

    - Is it cool to include a link to a poem or song?  I presume so as I've seen it done and enjoyed many of the ones which were posted.

    -It seems people are writing their own verse, yes?  If so, is one's own writing protected?   I presume it is not.

    -If a person's work has been published, albeit for a hundred years or once in a periodical, is it then protected?

    Thank you for this thread and the links.  It's wonderful to hear someone else recite Caged Bird and If and Anna Belle Lee.


    Hello Manohlive. Some folks do write their own poetry although it's more likely to see people post poems that they like by others. This is not legal advice about protection of one's own writing / intellectual property, & laws do change from time to time of course, but I took a 'media law' course in the past (here in the U.S.) & the general rule I learned then was that once you've published something you wrote (wherever you've published or posted it), as long as it's dated & can be shown that you're the person who published or posted it, then that serves as a sort of copyright on its own, showing it's yours - obviously as long as no one else published or posted the same thing before you did.

    I recommend that if you post original work here & you want to keep track of that, then keep a copy for yourself that you can find, & make a note of when you posted it & where. For ex, if you write an original poem or post original lyrics here, keep a copy for yourself that you can find - for ex, copy-&-paste a copy into an email & send it to yourself (which I would think would date-stamp it, too). I once posted an original little poem of mine on U2.com which was not a big-deal poem, but it had sentimental value to me & I liked it, & I probably kept a copy of it but I'm not sure whether I could find it now.

    As far as your last question goes - and I wish a lawyer would see your question & jump in w/ some general guidance since what I'm saying is not legal advice - I've always understood that it can depend on the kind of work & can also depend on whether someone is using someone else's work to make money from it or not. I have a question about this myself because I always heard that after a certain number of years (a long time - like, for ex, maybe after 25 yrs) songs then become part of the 'public domain' & can be sampled or recorded by other artists - but then I've also heard about the song "Happy Birthday" supposedly being copyrighted & people having to pay to use that song in certain circumstances, which doesn't make sense to me. Well, to some extent, the law doesn't have to make sense to people though, does it - it just is whatever it is, Lol. As far as copying & distributing certain works or excerpts of certain works, I've always heard there's something called 'fair use' under which a person can copy & distribute someone else's work to some extent (if it's not prohibited otherwise) as long as it's for educational purposes or other such non-money-making purposes.

    You can definitely post music videos here & poetry/verse/lyrics, but I'm thinking it can't be a spam type of thing where someone is posting a link to a commercial, money-making website. People do post videos from youtube here to share w/ each other some songs they like, for ex, whether it's music of U2's or other bands (as much as we hugely love & adore U2, we scandalously listen to other music too, lol). I've seen some folks post some of their own music (& verse) & I'm happy to say I've never seen someone abuse it in a spammy/overly self-promotional/commercial way. But if you still have questions, I think Bigwave (the u2.com manager) would probably be the person to ask. I think it was good of you to ask in the first place. Btw, when you mentioned Caged Bird, were you referring to Maya Angelou's work (i.e. 'I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings')? B)

  7. On 4/25/2017 at 1:08 PM, bigwave said:

    ...all in Vancouver I hear... rehearsals now underway... and so it begins...


    If I've never said it b4, you've got one of the best U2 gifs around. I could watch it for 2 or 3 minutes straight if I had 2 or 3 minutes to spare, which I don't, Lol. (Set to the tune of 'It's a beautiful day') : It's a beautiful thing! (The heart is a bloom. Pushes up through the stony ground!...)


    What we really need is to organize a 'Guinness Book of World Records' effort in the following category: 'The most fans gathered online at the same time at the same place (U2.com) for the same purpose - to shamelessly Beg & Plead with U2 to Go On Another Tour or at least Play A Few More Concerts - as long as the concerts Include New York!'


    It really is an actual 'GuinnessBookOfWorldRecords' category. You probably just haven't heard of it yet. But it exists. Because I just created it. Just now. :D Suggestions will be taken (here) on a rolling basis regarding when this online BeggingPleading gathering will occur. :)

    let them announce the tour and you'll have your Guinness record :D



    Lol. True. So true. :D  And long time no speak Monica, so "Hello!"  ^_^ 


    Might try to have a guitar sesh maybe. :unsure:

    Well I've pitched the idea and it's been approved. :) Turns out it's also a long weekend (I had forgotten that) so that worked in my favor.


    Planning on playing a set of one song from each album, not necessarily in chronological order, just trying to find songs that I can confidently play.


    As I'm a bit of a novice and I'm going to be playing in the corner of the games room because that's where the power point is, I'm calling it "The 90° & Inexperience Show"


    Will post the setlist later.



    A great idea. Sounds great. All the best w/ it.

  10. What we really need is to organize a 'Guinness Book of World Records' effort in the following category: 'The most fans gathered online at the same time at the same place (U2.com) for the same purpose - to shamelessly Beg & Plead with U2 to Go On Another Tour or at least Play A Few More Concerts - as long as the concerts Include New York!'


    It really is an actual 'GuinnessBookOfWorldRecords' category. You probably just haven't heard of it yet. But it exists. Because I just created it. Just now. :D Suggestions will be taken (here) on a rolling basis regarding when this online BeggingPleading gathering will occur.  :) 

  11. You are indeed blessed U2, Bono. God's in the music, no doubt about it! Really hard to believe that guns and Christians really seem to hold a connection together. I always scratch my head about why it's so important to have a gun and praise the Lord. That seems like the two shouldn't hold true together, but sadly they do. Seems like the right to bear arms in more important than the right to love or hold values of love. Think that's what's wrong with the world..yes..maybe it's my naive positivism speaking again.. ;) But people seem to put more faith in guns than with God.


    Hi U2LAWoman! I hear u, but what u speak of is mostly in the south. (I'm Christian & born & raised in the northeast & I live here, & I haven't met any Christians here who think that way.) I've had conversations about it w/a Christian cousin of mine raised in the south who lives there: I think the gun thing started as something left over from the civil war. My cousins & I think in some different ways about it, but I still love 'em  :wub:  & they still love me :wub: .


    I'm not defending it when I say this, but I think a fear of "outsiders" coming in & 'telling them what to do' turned into a fear or concern that some day laws might be passed against them being able to practice their religion their way - but then politics & hyper-capitalism (gun manufacturers, etc) took that concern & ran away w/it & made it seem like more of a cause for fear or concern than it really is. Not that I think Christians should use weapons if such a day ever came anyways, which I don't think it ever would. Besides, Jesus didn't let his disciples take up physical weapons even to defend him, so...


    Anyways, our constitution speaks of the need for "a" militia, & to me & a lot of other Americans that means one - not a lot of little militias around the country that a bunch of different people make - and the Constitution speaks of the need for "a well-regulated militia" - which to me & a lot of other Americans means the National Guard. Well, that's my 2-cents worth. ^_^  "We need love&peace..Lay down your guns. All u daughters of Zion, All u Abraham sons..Baby don't fight, we can talk this thing thru.."



  12. ‪#‎Bono‬ Tells Story of ‪#‎U2‬'s "Bullet The Blue Sky" 

    Via Bono Street Team


    Wow, Cam - I hadn't seen that video b4. Thanx 4 posting! Americans who considered themselves Christian who supported what Reagan was doing in Central America didn't represent all American Christians. They didn't speak for me (although I'm American & Christian). They represented their own viewpoint.


    I understand where Bono was coming from. I don't think his viewpoint was simplistic - I think it is politics that oversimplifies things. In fact politics oversimplifies to the point of polarization - when it comes to important subjects, politics paints life as if there are only 2 opinion-positions to choose from - as if you're either a saint or you're evil - depending on which 'side' a person chooses. Real life isn't like that. Central Americans who were struggling for self-determination, human rights, & food to feed their families found themselves in the middle of 2 polarized extremes - a simplistic paradigm of 'capitalism vs communism.' In the process, a lot of truth & innocent human lives got sacrificed. The American Constitution & American laws were also flouted by some of the American politicians who supported what was going on in Central America.


    P.S. Speaking of 'Bullet The Blue..' which is a great song, there are only 2 people in the world who I'd 'take a bullet' for, & Bono's 1 of them (not that I'd want to think of such a thing ever happening, Lord forbid). It's not a celebrity thing & it's not that I think he's a saint - it's for the sake of the good he does. B)



    Ha! "That's a bard owl"

      HAHAH !!! I thought I was the only one reminiscing about that Edge-Swamp-Owl-ZOO Footage !!!!

    I just realized my iPad autocorrected "barred" to bard. But yes, loved all the interviews on that documentary.




    One of the most beautiful photos of an owl I've ever seen. Thanx for posting it.


    Ha! "That's a bard owl"

      HAHAH !!! I thought I was the only one reminiscing about that Edge-Swamp-Owl-ZOO Footage !!!!



    Funny stuff, Chris. And thanx for posting the photo from Adam. Wow, that building's really special. Unique. I like it. Beautiful in the sun, too. B)


    P.S. If I forgot to say it, Thanx for the info about the Joshua Tree photo shoots, too.

  15. Edge :  TJTNP (The Joshua Tree National Park)




    Chris! You've posted what is now my all-time favorite photo of the JT Nat'l Park I've ever seen! (Out of all pics w/out the band in them.) If I've seen this pic b4, I don't remember. Beautiful!!


    And so glad you created this thread, too.

  16. By a 17 year old girl named Chanie Gorkin (Brooklyn, NYC):



    Today was the absolute worst day ever


    And don't try to convince me that


    There's something good in every day


    Because, when you take a closer look,


    This world is a pretty evil place.


    Even if


    Some goodness does shine through once in a while


    Satisfaction and happiness don't last.


    And it's not true that


    It's all in the mind and heart




    True happiness can be obtained


    Only if one's surroundings are good


    It's not true that good exists


    I'm sure you can agree that


    The reality




    My attitude


    It's all beyond my control.


    And you'll never in a million years hear me say that


    Today was a good day


    Now read from the bottom to top.



    You called that one, pain! Nothing like a jersey sweat breath mint to energize you for a goal.


    Watching Japan v. Columbia now. 




    In other languages we call it Columbia !




    Did someone mention Columbia Colombia Columbia... And the World Cup?







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