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#1 NinjaNumberNine

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 05:40 PM

So.. for anyone following this, or not:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4MnpzG5Sqc

It's going viral, which is exactly what must happen.

Any questions you have should be answered there...
I'll link to the mainsite: http://www.kony2012.com/ however it's having traffic problems atm.


IMO the April 20th plan is brilliant. There seems to be enough people to pull it off.
No child should have to live like any of those do.. but draw your own conclusions. :)

Watch, spread the word, and discuss it here.
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 05:44 PM

i will share it, although no one notices what i post :P

knowing how hard this man is working, makes me feel so..usless.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 05:56 PM

I notice when you post. Do you see the signature?:olivia:



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Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:32 PM

I notice when you post. Do you see the signature?:olivia:


I do :P

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:33 PM

I'll watch the video later tonight and will definitely help in spreading it! :)

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 09:51 PM

YESSS! I go to Texas A&M University and we are trying to spread the word towards this so much! I am extremely glad to see everyone taking initiative in order to stop Kony. He must be stopped! Thanks a lot NinjaNumberNine for sheding the light on this topic! :D

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 10:42 AM

Dude, i just wanted to post this!

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 12:08 PM

I watched a bit of it and I feel the director focused far too much on himself and not enough about Kony or his victims.


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Posted 07 March 2012 - 12:09 PM

I watched a bit of it and I feel the director focused far too much on himself and not enough about Kony or his victims.



well you said watched a bit of it...most of it is about kony, but the director was trying to bring it full circle using his own life/son. the first section of course is focused more on the former, and i felt that way at first, but he changes course.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 01:02 PM

My high school has actually been affiliated with Invisible Children since forever and I'm actually extremely glad that this is finally becoming famous

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 01:30 PM

I watched the video earlier today :))

And this is already really BIG on twiiter. Rihanna, Nicki, Diddy, everyone tweeted bout this.
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 09:58 AM

Nice iniciative, very well organised. It's about time these awful people respond for their actions.


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Posted 08 March 2012 - 04:04 PM

Before I say this, I think Kony is a horrible man. I think he should be stopped, just to make that clear

But....

I think America needs to take care of America for once.

That is all.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 04:05 PM

The Kony 2012 video made national news, CNN and PBS.



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Posted 08 March 2012 - 05:52 PM

this is unbelievable, i cried when the little boy started crying... i cant believe shit kony is just wandering somewhere, i dont know... hes worse than bin laden!!!!!

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 05:53 PM

they should arrest him and kill him in public

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 07:03 PM

they should arrest him and kill him in public


Interesting, you are claiming justice and then kill him in public :Mohit:

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 07:50 AM

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"This is a picture of the founders of Invisible Children.

Joseph Kony is undoubtedly a cruel man, but lets look at some fun facts around the issue and the organization Invisible Children (after you read what I wrote check out some of the links, especially the article from The Guardian which has scholars and experts expressing both sides of the issue and of IC):

The issue:
-The LRA is only 250 soldiers strong at this point.
-The LRA hasn't been in Uganda since 2006.
-Ugandan army and Sudan People’s Liberation Army are riddled with accusations of rape and looting.
-US Africa Command has been trying to stop Kony for years, which only results in failure and retaliation from Kony.
"In general, we're concerned [about] the catastrophic consequences for the local population," Van Damme said. "We've seen in the past, over and over again, how there's been a lot of retaliation by the LRA, the burning of villages, maiming people, a lot of killings, with little military success." - Steven Van Damme, Oxfam's protection and policy advisor for the whole of eastern Congo
-The footage in the video and the framing of the issue are from 2004-2006.
-To get to Kony you'd have to ultimately kill some of his army...which consists of children soldiers.....
-"While the extreme atrocities committed by the LRA cannot be justified by any 'political cause', the LRA did originally emerge as a direct reaction to extreme atrocities committed since the late 1980s by the government and armed forces of Uganda against the Acholi people in northern Uganda. The person in charge since 1986 until today is Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni, who is himself a former rebel army leader and came to power by force."

Invisible Children:
-Only 37% of money raised went to direct services (if you support the issue you may want to choose a more worthwhile charity).
-Of this 37%, a third goes to their scholarship program, which is undoubtedly helpful, but it only supports 700-800 children. So a MILLION dollars is being used to support ONLY 700-800 children...
-Their "accountability and transparency" is a 2 out of 4 stars on charity navigator.
-They have never been publicly audited.
-The group is in favor of direct military intervention, and their money supports the Ugandan government’s army and various other military forces.
- Foreign Affairs has claimed that Invisible Children (among others) “manipulates facts for strategic purposes, exaggerating the scale of LRA abductions and murders and emphasizing the LRA’s use of innocent children as soldiers, and portraying Kony — a brutal man, to be sure — as uniquely awful, a Kurtz-like embodiment of evil.”
-"So far the organisation has released 11 films and run film tours across the US and other countries to raise awareness. In Uganda, it has given scholarships to 750 children, and helped to re-build schools there and in centralo Africa. The organisation's accounts show it's a cash rich operation, which more than tripled its income in 2011, with more than two thirds of its money coming from "general donations".

The accounts suggest nearly 25% of its $8.8m income last year was spent on travel and film-making with only around 30% going toward programes on the ground. The great majority of the money raised has been spent in the US. $1.7 million went on US employee salaries, $357,000 in film costs, $850,000 in film production costs, $244,000 in "professional services" - thought to be Washington lobbyists - and $1.07 million in travel expenses . Nearly $400,000 was spent on office rent in San Diego."

Military intervention may or may not be the right idea, but people supporting KONY 2012 probably don’t realize they’re supporting the Ugandan military who are themselves raping and looting away. Educate yourselves a little bit before supporting a particular nonprofit.

Some good reads:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/​politics/​reality-check-with-polly-cu​rtis/2012/mar/08/​kony-2012-what-s-the-story#​block-4

http://​www.washingtonpost.com/​blogs/blogpost/post/​invisible-childrens-stop-ko​ny-campaign/2012/03/07/​gIQA7B31wR_blog.html

http://​visiblechildren.tumblr.com/

http://​www.foreignaffairs.com/​articles/136673/​mareike-schomerus-tim-allen​-and-koen-vlassenroot/​obama-takes-on-the-lra?page​=show

http://​www.wrongingrights.com/​2009/03/​worst-idea-ever.html/

http://chrisblattman.com/​2009/03/04/​visible-children/

http://allafrica.com/​stories/201203080526.html

http://​www.theatlanticwire.com/​global/2012/03/​problem-stop-kony/49634/

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http://​www.worldstarhiphop.com/​videos/​video.php?v=wshhpkYA0wFQbHv​Pf863

http://www.youtube.com/​watch?v=RvqFi_HRPmk&feature​=youtu.be&hd=1

Not saying Kony isn't a horrible person. Just thought people might want the entire picture before they support an organization.

Also I have noticed that people have been responding to the shares with IC's response to most of these criticisms. Most of the responses, just like their video, are framed very positively and lack a real substantive dialogue. It is more piecemeal BS that is coming from the creators. I'd love to see some positive third party feedback. So far all the unbiased, third-party feedback seems either neutral or negative." -- Frank Piazza

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 07:54 AM

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 02:00 PM


Invisible Children boss Jason Russell arrested for masturbating in public: report

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 07:00 PM

I'm way too self centered to watch the vid. However I would like to see an uncensored version of the streaking vid.
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