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Posted on 05/22/2013 9:40:10 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Bono, Olivia Wilde and Richard Branson join Matt Damon's "toilet strike"
What is the latest celebrity accessory trend? Diapers.
In a humorous, but fact-filled PSA, Olivia Wilde, Bono and Richard Branson announce they are joining Matt Damon's toilet strike to raise awareness about the global water crisis.
In the definition of promises they can't keep (but it's the sentiment that counts), the three celebs pledge, "We won't go to the bathroom until everyone in the world has access to clean water and sanitation."
"I remember when Matt first brought up the idea, it was at a meeting of the illuminati," Bono says.
"Bono was so mad," Wilde chimes in. "Oy! Damon! Who let you into our secret illuminati meeting?"
Play Video Extra: Gayle King talks World Water Day
But joking aside, the trio draws attention to just how serious the water situation is by presenting some disturbing statistics:
"780 million people, that's one in nine, lacks access to safe water," Bono says.
Which is why Damon co-founded Water.org -- in collaboration with Gary White -- in an effort to help come up with solutions to the water crisis so that all people have access to safe water and sanitation.
Thus far, the organization has helped more than 1 million people living in Africa, South Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. And it's Damon's passion and success that drew Wilde to the movement (or lack of movement, if you catch my drift).
"I want to support creative organizations that truly impact the lives of those in need, particularly those living in extreme poverty," Wilde said in a statement. "Water.org makes a real difference around the world, and in Haiti, a country that I care deeply about."
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What a pantload.
Ofcourse, they'll all still have bathrooms with 22 karat gold fixtures.
Bono's own version of a mobile Mecca must have quite a carbon footprint.
As far as my home goes, I'll continue to flush.
In their honor I will flush my toilet an additional 10 times.
The best solution to the age old problem of lack of water, food and shelter especially in desert Africa is the one proclaimed by Sam Kinison......moving trucks
If you drill a well, their government finds a way to destroy it. It’s too empowering
Toilets were invented for sanitary health reasons. Now we’re going backward.
They could just pee on the sidewalk. That would be cool. /s
If its yellow, let it mellow...if its brown, flush it down.
Which reminds me, I have some business to attend to and I’ll be back in a few.........
The elites are an aggravating and stupid lot to think the average citizen would buy into their drivel. Entertainers are without doubt the most useless and overpaid lot of resource pigs on the planet. Get rid of them all and read a good book.
People are poor and without water because of their poor leadership.
So these 780 million people will now have four toilets to drink out of instead of just one?? Way to go, Matt. That will certainly speed up the lines.
Taking money from poor people in rich countries...
to give it to rich people in poor countries.
bunch of fakers
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