Your thoughts on Live8?

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    LONDON (AP) - Bono effortlessly worked the crowd. Half a globe away, Bjork strutted the stage. Bill Gates was cheered like a rock star. And on the continent that inspired Saturday's unprecedented Live 8 extravaganza, Nelson Mandela outshone them all.

    From Johannesburg to Philadelphia, Berlin to Tokyo, Rome to Moscow, hundreds of the world's top musicians and more than 1 million of their fans gathered for a music marathon designed to pressure the world's most powerful leaders into fighting African poverty.

    Twenty years after he masterminded the legendary Live Aid concerts, rocker Bob Geldof promised to deliver "the greatest concert ever," broadcast live around the world on television and the Internet. His goal: squeeze $25 billion in African aid out of next week's Group of Eight summit meeting in Scotland.

    On Independence Day weekend in the United States, actor Will Smith, host of the Philadelphia show, said people had united for a "declaration of interdependence."

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    I hope that the first world leaders that were pressured were the asshole African dictators who create poverty, like Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe.
     
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    Live 8 will have little to no effect on the cause it was supposedly promoting. Rather it will serve in the purpose of promoting the careers and profits of the managers and musical acts involved.
     
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