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Date: 03/09/12 07:34 AM

48 Responses to The Alarming TRUTH About Kony 2012

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    swiftkeys Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2012 at 7:35 am
    Link: The Alarming TRUTH About Kony 2012 - If you wanted to donate, I just saved you your money.
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2012 at 7:50 am
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    Buzzard250 Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2012 at 7:50 am
    Yeah i hate the fact that people just finally know about this and what its been going on since the late 80s. I wonder what the people who run invisible children drive.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    March 9, 2012 at 7:53 am

    His arguements are on the weak side.
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    RPossum Male 30-39
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    March 9, 2012 at 7:57 am
    This guy is an idiot. I support stopping all evil people! Dur, but you have to start somewhere genius!
    Point made about the invisible children organization being a moderately less effective charity than other more formal charities. However, he never once said Kony did not do these things, maybe to a lesser degree but he still did horrible things and I take it with a grain of salt that anything I see in any news format suffers from hyperbole.
    However to actively take time to say if we can`t stop all evil everywhere then we shouldn`t try and stop this evil is the chant of an infant.

    Holding a charity organization accountable for its spending and mission - Excellent

    Saying the charity is useless because by necessity it needs to pick sides and it is using the lesser of two evils to squash the greater of two evils so the whole endeavor is useless - Immature World View

    If I can use a thief to take out a pedophile guess what....go get him thief.
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    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2012 at 8:01 am
    You mean Kony ISN`T Hitler 2.0???

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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    March 9, 2012 at 8:02 am
    OK so they`re scumbags. Stop Invisible Children 2012; donate to the campaign. Do you need my paypal address?
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
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    March 9, 2012 at 8:03 am
    Too late for me.
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    whysman Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2012 at 8:08 am
    He says they have a rating of two out of four stars, when his image clearly shows they have a rating of three out of four stars.
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    darkmagic14n Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2012 at 8:13 am
    I have never heard of this...

    his argument that the donations went to pay salaries is ignorant on his part. non-profits are 2nd only to religion as cash cow organizations.
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    diylobotomy Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2012 at 8:20 am
    If nobody has heard about it until now, I think awareness is a little important. This guy`s attitude pissed me off. His arguments are bull.
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    Reignblazer Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2012 at 8:26 am
    Maybe it`s all organised by the US Government in an effort to discredit the kinds of online action that led to things like the Arabic Spring! Yeah!

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    mcboozerilla Male 30-39
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    March 9, 2012 at 8:29 am
    This video is extremely irresponsible, and inaccurate.
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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2012 at 8:33 am
    There are no good guys in Africa. It`s a choice between the bad men and the monsters.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2012 at 8:35 am
    I don`t know who`s side to take here. I don`t have enough information.

    I can accept however that this Kony guy exists and does use children as soldiers.

    ... but donating money to stop him is not necessary. This is what modern armies are for... to bring people like this down. Why should I donate a dime to this cause if the US has a trillion-dollar military already capable of doing it hook line and sinker.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    March 9, 2012 at 8:38 am
    Dammit *Canada* has an armed forces capable of doing it.
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    osirisascend Male 40-49
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    March 9, 2012 at 8:43 am
    You didn`t save anyone any money swiftkeys. You just numbered yourself among those who are alleviating their guilt though means such as this video... ESPECIALLY when it blatantly lies... I heard two stars, and SAW three.

    Irresponsible to submit this, even more irresponsible for the mod that posted this to do so.

    Fancy... love the website you started.

    Hate the sh*t factory that it has become.
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    Rawrg Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2012 at 8:49 am
    If you think that awareness is truly a good thing, then you should be glad people like this are trying to make you AWARE of the details of groups like invisible children.

    Short of putting your life on hold and getting on a plane to a hostile nation yourself, the best the citizens of the 1st world can do is donate resources (money) to combat problems worldwide. So if a company like Invisible Children spends a majority of their money on marketing and business expenses, where another group might give a higher proportion to direct assistance, you might want to be aware of that before you donate your money.

    That being said, Invis Children isn`t that bad, they`re just a small group that doesn`t have all that much money compared to other organizations. For instance, Red Cross is 4/4 on that site, but the CEO makes almost a million a year. So basically, the world isn`t unicorns and puppies.
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    uhmerikin Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2012 at 8:55 am
    "This issue needs action and aide, not awareness"... I am not taking sides here, just wondering how one would take action and provide aide on this type of scale without first creating awareness?
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    Hedkwab Male 18-29
    340 posts
    March 9, 2012 at 8:58 am
    You mean people actually got fooled into sending money??

    I love how everybody spreading this video is so SELF-RIGHTEOUS. In reality, it`s just an easy way to make yourself feel IMPORTANT and helpful without doing anything. Lucky for you, he`s far away in an exotic place so you can just click "Like" and feel like a political activist. If anybody really gave a poo about kids, they`d go into the inner cities.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    March 9, 2012 at 9:00 am
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    Tubby12370 Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2012 at 9:11 am
    Make your own decision. Charity Navigator Rating - Invisible Children

    Invisible Children Financials (PDF)
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    BBJellyFish Male 18-29
    550 posts
    March 9, 2012 at 9:12 am
    Just go kill him. Who gives a poo if some children soldier die. It`s better some die now then more children getting sucking into this trap. You gotta break a few eggs to make an omelet. You can`t save everyone.
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    antagonizer Male 18-29
    508 posts
    March 9, 2012 at 9:16 am
    The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Sometimes you have to get into bed with a lesser evil to fight a bigger one.

    You have to think, when Kony is dead, who will these organizations go after next? Yup. The lesser evil who used to be allies.
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    msieg007 Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2012 at 9:23 am
    Stopped at "Hey guys, what`s up?" Because no good videos start with that.
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    zombunny Female 18-29
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    March 9, 2012 at 9:30 am
    Thank you for posting this. This is why I always prefer to do hands on volunteer work instead of donating money to charities.
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    iscariot40 Male 30-39
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    March 9, 2012 at 10:22 am
    If you want to say a charity has only a 2 out of four star rating then don`t show a screen shot WITH THREE OVERALL STARS ON IT. I`m may have a tendency not to believe anything else you say.
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    greenbasterd Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2012 at 10:48 am
    haha people think facebook has a meaning when they see something like this.. but then they realize they`ve been duped. then they forget and start poking there BFF of the week!!!!! all to start over again next month....
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    March 9, 2012 at 12:22 pm
    Why am I not surprised that a lot of people got suckered into donating to this ?

    Could it be that most people don`t their homework and actually educate themselves ? It`s very likely.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    March 9, 2012 at 12:36 pm
    For all we know, KONY could be making this to promote his self!
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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    March 9, 2012 at 1:00 pm
    The argument that only ~30% actually goes to helping is weak, because one of the ways they help is by awareness (which = more money and more action) which costs a lot. But, I`ve heard that Kony hasn`t even been seen since 2008 and that he may already be dead, and that killing him isn`t going to stop anything. So I`m torn on the issue.
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    Ilikelogic Male 40-49
    550 posts
    March 9, 2012 at 1:17 pm
    We know other groups to do lobbying (eg Greenpeace).
    It`s their job to spend the money on making films, propaganda...
    They may overestimate figures, which their opponents might underestimate... to influence us to put their cause on our priority list.
    That`s what lobbying is about.
    Go to Washington or Brussels.
    There you can find thousands of those guys defending a cause for people who pay them, to make it into some politician`s action plan.
    I am not able to analyze "invisible children"`s finances and to decide whether it`s good or bad.
    But to try to get a government to bring to justice Joseph Kony seems a noble cause to me.
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    antagonizer Male 18-29
    508 posts
    March 9, 2012 at 3:10 pm
    Contrarians < Been waiting for a vid like this to come out since the Kony thing started just so they can say "ya and that`s why I don`t donate/give/participate"

    Good luck to you and your armchair.
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    arsebanditry Male 40-49
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    March 9, 2012 at 3:27 pm
    did you ever hear so much hype about something and then just refuse to watch it altogether?
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    March 9, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    I don`t recall hearing them say they raise money to give to africans. They raise money, and spend it, to raise awareness so the governments will get involved and put a stop to it.

    So if the mission is to spend money....Mission Accomplished.
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    PinkHomicide Female 18-29
    355 posts
    March 9, 2012 at 4:26 pm
    their overall score is a 3 because of their Financial score is a 4 their Accountability & Transparency score (which is more important if you ask me and what I think he was actually referring to) is only a 2.....they average out at a 3 see via Charity Navigator link
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    PopeRocket Male 30-39
    120 posts
    March 9, 2012 at 8:03 pm
    "Invisible Children" sounds like a great name for a PMC specializing in kidnapping and black-baggery.
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    fancythat Male 30-39
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    March 9, 2012 at 8:24 pm
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    Keegan31 Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2012 at 8:32 pm
    So, what the guy who made this video is trying to say is any money you might have donated went exactly where they said it would go?

    They said their one and only goal was to stop Kony. How is donating 2 million to military forces who are hunting Kony not supporting their only stated goal?

    People are stupid.
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    RoboPatton Male 30-39
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    March 9, 2012 at 9:51 pm
    is it bad that I wouldnt give them money, even if it was real?

    I kinda need it -_-
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
    3283 posts
    March 9, 2012 at 10:02 pm
    Invisible Children came to my university last fall. It was mandatory for all freshman, but I got extra credit to go. So, I went.

    I saw through their ploy to get my money and I called it a "two hour advertisement".
    The most touching part of, what I can assume is their 11th video, was when the featured American died in a bombing in Uganda, or wherever he was in Africa.

    If it weren`t for the guy who left in the middle of the presentation, I was the second person out of the building.

    My current girlfriend wasn`t as smart. She bought a $25 bracelet that is claimed to be made by a woman in Africa.
    Now that`s how they labeled it, but couldn`t help thinking if was a sweatshop.
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    SoCal Male 18-29
    650 posts
    March 10, 2012 at 3:49 am
    I did a walk and slept in a park for invisible children in 2005 for the same sh`t. But i was too high to remember what happened, I just know I ate tacos and drove half way to the park because I was too high to walk.
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    lawndartsftw Male 40-49
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    March 10, 2012 at 6:16 am
    This whole Kony 2012 thing, highlighting Kony`s forcing children to become soldiers, the investigation of the motives behind the Kony video, etc,etc,etc has lead me to a new appreciation for all the levels and meanings to the phrase "not your personal army..."
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    LilyLily Female 18-29
    90 posts
    March 10, 2012 at 7:08 am
    "They said their one and only goal was to stop Kony. How is donating 2 million to military forces who are hunting Kony not supporting their only stated goal?

    People are stupid. "

    Because people are donating money to `save` child soldiers and children being sexually exploited. And the organisation they are donating to is giving the money to people who are raping, looting and using in the pasts (and even perhaps in the present) child soldiers.

    hypocrisy much?
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    EgalM Male 30-39
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    March 10, 2012 at 7:14 am
    So they scam hippies out of thier money, not surprising. As for the awareness part, you have to start somewhere, he`s being hypocritical by his own standards, is he now going to hop on a plane and try to kill him, I highly doubt it.
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    bomb_tom Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2012 at 5:53 pm
    save me money? i wasn`t gonna do poo anyway
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    DeanoBoz Male 40-49
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    March 10, 2012 at 8:17 pm
    I`m trying to figure out the "progressive mind". They want the U.S. military out of Iraq, out of Afghanistan, and IN to Uganda?
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
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    March 10, 2012 at 8:49 pm
    With any luck, these morons will kill themselves.
    Without luck,this won`t ever end.

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