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Post by mickdude2 on 3/9/2012, 9:13 pm

I will not say you have to do this, or even that you should. I'm just throwin this out there because in my opinion, this is one of the greatest things an ordinary person can do. So if you dont want to do this, or dont think its worth your time, at least let others TRI(watch the video to find out) to do good.

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

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Re: Stop Kony 2012

Post by madscientist032 on 3/9/2012, 10:38 pm

I think the video you should be watching is this one.

Your tweets won't #Stop Kony

Btw that video is not mine and that is the title of the video.

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Re: Stop Kony 2012

Post by ChaosTheoryJRH on 3/9/2012, 11:16 pm

I like how you watch a 30 minute video and now suddenly you're an activist.
Please do go on and tell me in detail how you've always cared for the children of a poor African country.
This man hasn't been in power for 6 years, and who are we to tell him how to run his government?
I don't agree with using children as soldiers, but I'm not going to tell other countries not to, It's not our place.

Oh and that "non-profit" organization you're supporting:
-Run by a man with a $90K salary.
-Only donates 30% of all donations to the "cause"
-A lot of that 30% goes to "work related" cost; aka Flying back and forth to Africa and back to make more youtube videos.

Please, mick, do research before supporting or donating to any cause, not just this one.

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Re: Stop Kony 2012

Post by GoldMine on 3/9/2012, 11:53 pm

madscientist032 wrote:I think the video you should be watching is this one.

Your tweets won't #Stop Kony

Btw that video is not mine and that is the title of the video.

Tweeting does in a way help because it spreads the word and makes people aware of this issue (only if people actaully keep on caring and its not just a trend for them)
Also it is unknown even if Kony is alive or where he is.

As far as the man who runs this "Non-profit" organization I wouldn't exactly donate to
Like Chaos said:
-Run by a man with a $90K salary.
-Only donates 30% of all donations to the "cause"
-A lot of that 30% goes to "work related" cost; aka Flying back and forth to Africa and back to make more youtube videos.

I'm 95% sure that there are many other trust worthy non-profit organizations to donate to where most if not all the money will go towards the direct cause

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Re: Stop Kony 2012

Post by ExtraSauce on 3/10/2012, 5:11 am

Sorry but i'm a bit disinformed. What is Kony?

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Re: Stop Kony 2012

Post by Heisenberg on 3/10/2012, 8:20 am

ExtraSauce wrote:Sorry but i'm a bit disinformed. What is Kony?

Kony's the man putting the infant in infantry.

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Re: Stop Kony 2012

Post by JesusAsaurusR3X on 3/10/2012, 9:14 am

ChaosTheoryJRH wrote:I like how you watch a 30 minute video and now suddenly you're an activist.
Please do go on and tell me in detail how you've always cared for the children of a poor African country.
This man hasn't been in power for 6 years, and who are we to tell him how to run his government?
I don't agree with using children as soldiers, but I'm not going to tell other countries not to, It's not our place.

Oh and that "non-profit" organization you're supporting:
-Run by a man with a $90K salary.
-Only donates 30% of all donations to the "cause"
-A lot of that 30% goes to "work related" cost; aka Flying back and forth to Africa and back to make more youtube videos.

Please, mick, do research before supporting or donating to any cause, not just this one.

This. Just this.

By the way, remember how they said he's "The number one World's most wanted criminal"? Yeah, you might want to check your information about that. He's currently ranked number nine on that list. Just thought you might want to know.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_World%27s_10_Most_Wanted

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Re: Stop Kony 2012

Post by madscientist032 on 3/10/2012, 9:17 am

JesusAsaurusR3X wrote:
ChaosTheoryJRH wrote:I like how you watch a 30 minute video and now suddenly you're an activist.
Please do go on and tell me in detail how you've always cared for the children of a poor African country.
This man hasn't been in power for 6 years, and who are we to tell him how to run his government?
I don't agree with using children as soldiers, but I'm not going to tell other countries not to, It's not our place.

Oh and that "non-profit" organization you're supporting:
-Run by a man with a $90K salary.
-Only donates 30% of all donations to the "cause"
-A lot of that 30% goes to "work related" cost; aka Flying back and forth to Africa and back to make more youtube videos.

Please, mick, do research before supporting or donating to any cause, not just this one.

This. Just this.

By the way, remember how they said he's "The number one World's most wanted criminal"? Yeah, you might want to check your information about that. He's currently ranked number nine on that list. Just thought you might want to know.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_World%27s_10_Most_Wanted

The video I linked to has the same views as you and many others. Just saying. You should watch it bounce

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Re: Stop Kony 2012

Post by dynamole on 3/10/2012, 10:18 am

Ok, first off i did write a fair amount of this topic, but then deleted it.

So i'll write something quite short.

As the "people" we can't do anything.... why;

Only those in power can and although they will see what people are talking about the won't do anything about it, because.... Well there is more then one view point, so which one do they follow? as they will end up making some people happy and some people angry (like it is with ANY case regarding pretty much ANYTHING).
If they do go in and take Kony out, then someone else will take his place. As this isn't the first time Africa has had someone like this, in fact there has pretty much always been someone like this.

Those in power won't do anything, not because they are idiots or don't care, but because the impact it will have will go beyond just sorting out the problem, the world isn't just going to say "Good job"... some will... others will see it as intervening... Once again, like pretty much EVERYTHING.

You can make your voice heard, sure, and maybe it makes you feel like you done your part... if so great...

IF there was only 1 view point and nearly every country/person agreed.. then fair enough, perhaps something will be done, but as this will never be the case. There will always be as many people angered as there were people made happy.

Either way in short, If it makes you feel happy and good about yourself by tweeting and spreading the word, good.


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Re: Stop Kony 2012

Post by ExtraSauce on 3/10/2012, 2:44 pm



Go Agent Dillon Go!

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Re: Stop Kony 2012

Post by Kingnothing_01 on 3/29/2012, 1:56 am

just going to dig this up and post this

http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/592595

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Re: Stop Kony 2012

Post by Leagle on 3/29/2012, 2:18 am

Kingnothing_01 wrote:just going to dig this up and post this

http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/592595
Already seen it, but that's basically how it goes yea.. tongue (Well,, Almost.)

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I have left this alone

Post by vampiresfire on 3/29/2012, 2:37 am

but few things people might like to know

1. Invisible children only gives 31% of the money to help
2. By help they mean support the military dictator of Uganda who has been accused of war crimes just like kony
3. Kony has not been active in uganda since 2006
4. Kony is belived to be dead or dying in the congo
5. His forces are estimated to number closer to 250
6. He is not a major player in the region anymore
7. invisible children does not allow an external agency to audit its finaces which is rather shady on its own.
8.there is oil in Ugandan that the USA Iran(iraq) and china would like to help them with.

people who support the kony2012 movement either already know this or just decided it was a good thing to get behind after a 5 minute clip. (im not sure if its iran or iraq because i do not think it is important enough to check; however i would not mind debating any1 who would like to refute my claims after all i am not a credible source onto myself so i might be lying or attempting to deceive because sometimes people do that)

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Re: Stop Kony 2012

Post by Kevo235 on 3/29/2012, 2:40 pm





This should bring the discussion to an end. If it doesn't, you have no sense of humour :P

Just kidding, keep discussing. My opinion is purely neutral.

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Re: Stop Kony 2012

Post by Leagle on 3/29/2012, 5:55 pm

But in order for it to work, you HAVE to PAY MoneY...                 ... WHUT?!

lol

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Re: Stop Kony 2012

Post by BroadStreetBully on 3/29/2012, 6:09 pm

I love this, lol. They've known about Kony for "years," yet they wait until the 2012 presidential season to bring awareness about Obama's and InvisibleChildren's actions.

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Re: Stop Kony 2012

Post by Zwall99 on 3/29/2012, 6:54 pm

BroadStreetBully wrote:I love this, lol. They've known about Kony for "years," yet they wait until the 2012 presidential season to bring awareness about Obama's and InvisibleChildren's actions.
I approve this post.

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Re: Stop Kony 2012

Post by Krazo on 3/30/2012, 7:35 am

Before I was reading this I never heard of Kony before. And now I read this, I still don't care.

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Re: Stop Kony 2012

Post by Croky1 on 3/30/2012, 8:46 am

Leagle93 wrote:But in order for it to work, you HAVE to PAY MoneY...                 ... WHUT?!

lol

Leagle,

Im sure you know this, but just so I can be sure...

The money is to save thousands of people's lives and redeem their right to live at peace.

Personally, 'lol' is completely the WRONG thing to say.

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Re: Stop Kony 2012

Post by Krazo on 3/30/2012, 9:00 am


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Re: Stop Kony 2012

Post by evilmidget38 on 3/30/2012, 9:18 am

bmxfloris wrote:

Too true.

And while one the subject of this topic I can't help but show a different side to this non-sense.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/20/world/africa/uganda-after-kony-2012-tries-to-emphasize-the-positive.html

http://mashable.com/2012/03/13/kony-2012-uganda-speaks/

http://mashable.com/2012/03/15/ugandans-angry-kony-2o12/

http://visiblechildren.tumblr.com/

http://miminuganda.com/2012/03/08/the-visible-children-in-uganda-loved-cared-for-in-school-smiling/

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Re: Stop Kony 2012

Post by Kevo235 on 3/31/2012, 10:52 am

Croky1 wrote:
Leagle93 wrote:But in order for it to work, you HAVE to PAY MoneY...                 ... WHUT?!

lol

Leagle,

Im sure you know this, but just so I can be sure...

The money is to save thousands of people's lives and redeem their right to live at peace.

Personally, 'lol' is completely the WRONG thing to say.


He was referring to this. It's also pretty amazing.

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Re: Stop Kony 2012

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