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Posted 08 March 2012 - 10:38 PM

In all sorts of good taste it appears tshirt hell is on the Kony 2012 wagon with this lovely email note and link.

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Doing our part to help those who like to watch 30 minutes videos and then sign petitions to, with as little work involved as possible, take a stand against the injustices of the world.

http://www.tshirthel...irts/kony-2012/
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 11:37 PM

Oh, this is the LRA shit again? If anybody's interested, there's some ex-hells-angels redneck running around there trying to kill Kony, who is apparently a slightly more popular missionary.

Hey, religion had to come up with this. How do you think this piece of shit has a) justified this to the populations there (to the extent that he has enough popular support to remain at large despite being hunted by various governments and 'freelancers', like the redneck mentioned above), B) justified it to himself (assuming he isn't simply a psychopath), and c) been able to brush aside the list of those dead in his name so easily in both cases?
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Posted 09 March 2012 - 12:07 AM

So pretty much there is no way to really end the whole Kony situation (if that's even considered a possibility) without killing a large amount of children, right?

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 03:09 AM

We could distract them with video games and promises of cake and then sodomize Kony with a knife.
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Posted 09 March 2012 - 02:37 PM

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 04:54 PM

I don't think that meme means what you think it memes.
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Posted 10 March 2012 - 07:23 AM

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 09:11 AM

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 10:45 PM

Just going to leave this here.. LINK Personally, id be more concerned about the Taliban, But that is just me.
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 12:00 PM

I finally got a chance to compose my thoughts on Kony 2012. I posted this on Facebook this morning, but I thought I'd post it here as well. It's a wall of text. Consider yourselves warned.
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 12:39 PM

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Here's what really happened! :D
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Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:23 AM

View Postjdavi134, on 07 March 2012 - 04:48 AM, said:

Hey Guys,

I know some of you probably have already heard about this, but a lot of people haven't.

What is going on in Africa is heart-breaking and needs to be stopped. It tears me apart to see this happening in this world.

I feel compelled to spread the word in a hope that through more and more people knowing about this absurd tragedy, that this will eventually come to an end. I cannot force you to watch this video, but it is 29 minutes that are well worth it. The more people that know about this terrible happening, the more likely something is to be done about it.

This is the link

I hope that this enlightens some of you. This needs to stop.

Jack

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Kony 2012 Info

Joseph Kony, is right now and for the last 26 years one of the worst war criminals in the world. He is kidnapping young children, right now over 30,000, making the girls sex slaves and boys young soldiers. They are forced to murder their own parents and he is forcing to mutilate people. A young boy who was kidnapped by Kony spoke about what he felt in the video. He talked about his brother who died and started crying, his brother was trying to escape and got killed. Jacob, the boy kidnapped by Kony, said he would rather die then stay alive. Their are so many other people like Jacob who hide in fear and are forced to kill people. Being abducted, given a gun and following horrible orders. For the past 26 years no one has cared about what he has been doing. It took more than nine years just to let this project take action. The government is trying to find him and arrest him, but once they 'figure' its not important they will stop!


You guys are retarded... that organization is under a few criminal charges..of fraud. They are trying to make money off this. Yes, it's true and sad that this happens in Africa...but the people presenting this to us on facebook and you tube etc... are in it for the money!!! they use 4 hooks...and follow the social engineering concepts.
To make you feel guilty that your not helping the cause...and bam your their spending money for a box of stickers to promote this none profit organization so others can go out and buy the same box!!!!

LMAO!!!! seems like a few here on DIC actually going to fall for their BS.

It's good to see more people catching on to the truth. Don't you think it's scary though how easy people in our age group (12-20) are manipulated on an emotional level? Still don't understand the whole manipulation thing?

Hook 1) The video starts with social media as the centre of attention, this is exactly what our age group is into right now.
Hook 2) "The next 27 minutes are an experiment, but in order for it to work you have to pay attention." - Anyone else see the blindingly obvious here?
Hook 3) We see new life, Gavin. He is the 'fresh eyes' or the unbiased POV that we will listen to as if he is god. The video uses him to re-enforce the information presented to us. We think it's cute, it sticks in our mind.
Hook 4) The kid they 'save' from Uganda, Jacob: He is the pivotal point in this video, the insider. We trust his word because he is from there, he witnessed the monstrosities that happened to his brother.
The wrap-up) "We live in a facebook world, where 750 million people share ideas." What did you just witness? You feel compelled to share it. They go back to Hook 1, sealing the deal with what us teens do best: Using social networking (the internet).

If we can be manipulated into wanting to kill one bad guy that generally no one had ever heard about in their life, when there are countless more 'famous' bad guys roaming. Imagine what someone could do if they abused this form of manipulation? Scary isn't it.
Just so you guys know, I whole-heartedly believe that Joseph Kony is a monster but I do not support the "Invisible Children" organisation. If you want to do good for these people, consider Amnesty International.



I found that the Invisible Children organisation refuses to be publicly audited of their financial activities and only 32% of their funds go to actual charitable causes not to mention their allegations of fraud. That is only $4,404,857.60 out of $13,765,180 where does the rest go? Jason Russell (the guy in the video) earns $89,669py, Ben Keesey (CEO) earns $88,241, Laren Poole (Co-Founder) earns $84,377 not to mention the organisation has paid for almost everything they own. (Based off stats from 2011)

By supporting this organisation, you would be supporting direct military intervention. Yep, that's a great idea but let's ignore the past several decades of US military intervention and send the military to fight a small terrorist group in a jungle. OH WAIT.

What's worse? The LRA has not been active in Northern Uganda since 2006, by creating awareness for Uganda, it would be like supporting Mexico to kill or capture a drug cartel leader yet he lives in Antarctica. It just wouldn't work. (random anecdote, I know)

"The video itself is a good piece of emotional porn but that's about it.": It's meant to exploit your emotions on a level that we don't often see, this is why it has gained such momentum in the past few days. You people need to realise that things are not always as they seem, we are watching a video about a person [Kony] exploiting children when the video itself is exploiting us. Ironic, isn't it.

Some extra information:

Sources:
http://ilto.wordpres...sible-children/
http://www.charityna...ary&orgid=12429
http://en.wikipedia....isible_children
http://www.huffingto...22...33928.html

But do you need more and even deeper information on this? Try these places:
http://www.reddit.co...en...ph/c3yi7d1
http://visiblechildren.tumblr.com/

the visible problem with invisible children
ilto.wordpress.com
EDIT ON MARCH 7, 2012: This post was originally written in 2006. As you read and comment, please consider that it has been over 5 years since I wrote my thoughts here. I personally still have t...
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