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Postby Tantalus » Wed Mar 07, 12 7:15 pm

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

Great campaign for awareness, actual campaign is highly militaristic, messy and controversial.

Critique of movement can be epitomised here:

http://visiblechildren.tumblr.com
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Postby Mastakilla » Wed Mar 07, 12 9:02 pm

Propaganda, I hate it.
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Postby Tantalus » Wed Mar 07, 12 9:39 pm

Lol at their financial figures.

The amount donated to the charity, the amount that went to the actual cause is equal to the cost of wages of the US staff and the travel combined.

CLEARLY A WELL-RUN OPERATION.
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Postby Psycho » Wed Mar 07, 12 11:59 pm

all over fb, annoying.
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Postby Aidan » Thu Mar 08, 12 4:22 am

Tantalus wrote:Lol at their financial figures.

The amount donated to the charity, the amount that went to the actual cause is equal to the cost of wages of the US staff and the travel combined.

CLEARLY A WELL-RUN OPERATION.


Not to mention...

http://www.brillig.com/debt_clock/

http://chartsbin.com/view/549

How about...

The US pays Canada back our 90.7 billion

They pay the UK back 346.5 billion-etc...

....Then, we can all pool our money and make Uganda the nicest First World Country on the Face of the Earth.
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Postby James » Thu Mar 08, 12 9:57 am

I am dead.
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Postby clyzm » Thu Mar 08, 12 7:18 pm

What can I say, other than that the directors of Invisible Children are sick people that use viral marketing and sensationalist tactics for "donations," completely unaware of what they're actually doing. This is what happens when you put sheltered Americans at the forefront of a charity organization...
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Postby Psychotic » Thu Mar 08, 12 8:03 pm

Whilst I think Kony is a sick man, it's this kind of crap that makes of leery of any so-called "charity" organisation.
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Postby clyzm » Thu Mar 08, 12 8:15 pm

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWIQjch5SEM[/youtube]

Just replace "taxes" with "donations"
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Postby Tantalus » Thu Mar 08, 12 8:20 pm

Sheltered is definitely the operative word here.

I really don't think they know they are in SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA. They're not in Europe, not in the USA and crossing borders with Canada, they're in a region with huge interstate conflicts, intrastate instabilities and sovereignty is still very much the number 1 priority for the respective governments. They're going to allow the national army of Uganda wander into their borders without a backlash.

FURTHERMORE, armed combatants against kids. THINK ABOUT IT.

Also, the founders have placed this on their website to respond to such criticisms from Visible Children:

http://www.invisiblechildren.com.s3-web ... iques.html
Signatures are dumb.

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Postby Psychotic » Sat Mar 10, 12 12:28 am

Tantalus wrote:FURTHERMORE, armed combatants against kids. THINK ABOUT IT.


This is such an incredibly huge point that I'm not entirely sure how groups like Invisible Children didn't think about it.

Unfortunately, people (as in, the general public) don't think things through enough. Delivering justice to people like Kony isn't as simple as we might like.
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Postby Aidan » Sun Mar 11, 12 6:16 am

not to mention that the kids are farr to gone with brainwashing to even help them. Sure it's possible, but it would take many years multiplied by the (god knows how many) kids to captivate and 'normalize them'.

-and with the incompetent organization running this, it's not going to happen.
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Postby Mastakilla » Sun Mar 11, 12 11:02 am

Better to just let them live in the jungle
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Postby Mastakilla » Fri Mar 16, 12 12:50 am

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWN03ZCSOC8[/youtube]

He's awesome :D
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Postby James » Sat Mar 17, 12 9:32 am

... masturbating in public?
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Postby ~DJ~ » Sat Mar 17, 12 11:14 am

bony2012!
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Postby Aidan » Sat Mar 17, 12 10:43 pm

Mastakilla wrote:

He's awesome :D


Lmao, that was hilarious, and so very true.
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