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lastleaffallen
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Joseph Kony - spread the word - Kony2012

#130819 2 years, 6 months ago
Sorry if this has been posted. Visit Invisible Children Inc and watch the 30 minute video


kony2012.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com/

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Re: Joseph Kony - spread the word - Kony2012

#130821 2 years, 6 months ago
Thank you for posting! I'm happy to say my daughters High School Social Studies teacher just taught the class about this horrible story. My daughter was so touched she watched the entire video that very same day.
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Re: Joseph Kony - spread the word - Kony2012

#130857 2 years, 6 months ago
I just watched the Video and hope this ruthless killer is brought to justice soon. THANKS for sharing. Some conspiracy theorists on FB think this is a ploy to invade another Oil rich country. This guys is pure Evil and I will rejoice when he is stopped from harming innocent souls. THANKS for the link
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volare
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Re: Joseph Kony - spread the word - Kony2012

#130864 2 years, 6 months ago
While he seems like an awful person who needs to be brought to justice.....please keep American military troops out of it! We are happy to put ourselves in harms way to defend you, but we are not international police.

also, I thought this was an interesting addendum to the Kony2012 video.

lifehacker.com/5891726/how-to-determine-...-is-worth-your-money
The Sailor, coming out again, the lady fairly leapt at him.
That's how it stands today. You decide if he was wise.
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Re: Joseph Kony - spread the word - Kony2012

#130911 2 years, 6 months ago
I in no way advocate Military involvement. I do however advocate evil to be stopped against innocent kids especially when I have 3 children.
Volare, Thanks for the link. I checked it out and that is very eye popping for a charity. I give them my blessing but have yet to give them my money
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Re: Joseph Kony - spread the word - Kony2012

#130958 2 years, 6 months ago
I don't mean to diminish the horror of this story. Kony should be brought to justice for these atrocities, if he still alive. But it is an old story. The new story is the producers of the charity who produced the film seem to be reaping big profits from promoting it.

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/afric...ganda-over-film.html


Rosebell Kagumire, a Ugandan journalist specialising in peace and conflict reporting, said: “This paints a picture of Uganda six or seven years ago, that is totally not how it is today. It’s highly irresponsible”.

There were criticisms that the film quoted only three Ugandans, two of them politicians, and that it spent more time showing the filmmaker's five-year-old son being told about Joseph Kony than explaining the root causes of the conflict.

Invisible Voices has faced criticism over its finances. Of more than £6 million it spent in 2001, less than £2.3 million was for activities helping people on the ground. The rest went on “awareness programmes and products”, management, media and others.

“It is totally misleading to suggest that the war is still in Uganda,” said Fred Opolot, spokesman for the Ugandan government.

“I suspect that if that’s the impression they are making, they are doing it only to garner increasing financial resources for their own agenda.”


www.guardian.co.uk/world/us-news-blog/20...l-invisible-children

The Tumblr page, Visible Children has collected a number of these critiques. The non-profit's financial statements show that only 32% of the $8.6m it spent last year went to direct services. Meanwhile Foreign Affairs magazine has accused the organization of "manipulat[ing] facts for strategic purposes." Charity Navigator has given Invisible Children a two-star rating in accountability out of a possible four.
volare
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Re: Joseph Kony - spread the word - Kony2012

#130971 2 years, 6 months ago
rockinbob wrote:
I checked it out and that is very eye popping for a charity. I give them my blessing but have yet to give them my money


yes, i was blown away when i saw they were pulling in $13M per year. No wonder the video had such high production value...

maybe that money would better serve as a bounty and not spent on propaganda movies.

i bet there are plenty of people who would sell him out for a cool $13 million.....
The Sailor, coming out again, the lady fairly leapt at him.
That's how it stands today. You decide if he was wise.
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