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joseph kony 2012 - an interesting way to force change
Posted by: robfilms
Date: March 07, 2012 09:19PM
anyone aware of the kory 2012 campaign?

a film on youtube has been posted less than 48hrs and its gone global.

11.5 million hits.

pretty wild.

and so is the film:

[www.youtube.com]

ymmv

be well.

rob
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Re: joseph kony 2012 - an interesting way to force change
Posted by: decay
Date: March 07, 2012 09:25PM
[guyism.com]

and

[blog.foreignpolicy.com]



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Re: joseph kony 2012 - an interesting way to force change
Posted by: robfilms
Date: March 07, 2012 10:03PM
decay-

cynics?

activists?

maybe it is nothing more than how you view the world.

ymmv

be well.

rob
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Re: joseph kony 2012 - an interesting way to force change
Posted by: Grace62
Date: March 08, 2012 12:15AM
My 15 year old son saw this, thought it was amazing, and posted it to his Facebook page. He gave his Dad and me the summary and said we needed to "take it seriously."
I haven't watched it yet, but it made quite an impression on him.



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Re: joseph kony 2012 - an interesting way to force change
Posted by: Grace62
Date: March 08, 2012 12:24AM
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decay
[guyism.com]

and

[blog.foreignpolicy.com]

Thanks for those links, I'll share that with my son. I think he'll be relieved to hear that there are not currently 30K kidnapped child soldiers under this guy's command, I think that had him pretty worried. And that the US has taken this seriously and apparently had some success at marginalizing this guy.
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Re: joseph kony 2012 - an interesting way to force change
Posted by: $tevie
Date: March 08, 2012 12:57AM
[www.rushlimbaugh.com]



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Re: joseph kony 2012 - an interesting way to force change
Posted by: RgrF
Date: March 08, 2012 02:03AM
Rush lands on the wrong side again, what a surprise.
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Re: joseph kony 2012 - an interesting way to force change
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: March 08, 2012 03:44AM
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RgrF
Rush lands on the wrong side again, what a surprise.

That's old news.

And I will bet you that a majority of his listeners remember only "Obama attacked Christians in Africa" and no other details.
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Re: joseph kony 2012 - an interesting way to force change
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: March 08, 2012 08:03AM
Post Colonial Africa is very often a post-apocalyptic nightmare. An historic example of what happens when a power vacuum exists because an organized power leaves. And leaves nothing but scars and tribal warfare.
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Re: joseph kony 2012 - an interesting way to force change
Posted by: $tevie
Date: March 08, 2012 08:18AM
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Lux Interior
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RgrF
Rush lands on the wrong side again, what a surprise.

That's old news.

And I will bet you that a majority of his listeners remember only "Obama attacked Christians in Africa" and no other details.

I know it's old. I just found it, well, I guess the word would be amusing.



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Re: joseph kony 2012 - an interesting way to force change
Posted by: Ted King
Date: March 08, 2012 10:35AM
This was linked to on the "Yahoo News" section of my "My Yahoo" page and I watched it. Very touching and effective video. It's also on the front page of "The Huffington Post". I knew a little bit about Kony, but I didn't know about the organizations working to get him arrested. The video convinced me to give them some help. I hope it works.
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Re: joseph kony 2012 - an interesting way to force change
Posted by: Grace62
Date: March 08, 2012 10:43AM
I ran this by my 15 year old this morning and he says "I've already researched all of that." But he did say he'd read there were better charities for children in Africa.

I'm not sure about this group, Invisible Children, they have a 3 star rating at Charity Navigator and when it comes to overseas work I like to stick with 4 star groups like Save the Children and World Vision.
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Re: joseph kony 2012 - an interesting way to force change
Posted by: Ted King
Date: March 08, 2012 10:57AM
The charity work is important, but what the video spurred me to do is contact congresscritters to try to keep support going to get Kony arrested.
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Re: joseph kony 2012 - an interesting way to force change
Posted by: decay
Date: March 08, 2012 10:58AM
(lots) more to read here

[s3.amazonaws.com]

Thank you for reading this and doing further research about Invisible Children and Kony 2012. In response to this explosion of interest about the Kony 2012 film, there have been hundreds of thousands of comments in support of the arrest of Joseph Kony and the work of Invisible Children. However, there have also been a few pieces written that are putting out false or mis-leading information about these efforts. This statement is our official response to some of these articles and is a source for accurate information about Invisible Children’s mission, financials and approach to stopping LRA violence.

(etc)



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Re: joseph kony 2012 - an interesting way to force change
Posted by: RgrF
Date: March 08, 2012 04:12PM
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Grace62
My 15 year old son saw this, thought it was amazing, and posted it to his Facebook page. He gave his Dad and me the summary and said we needed to "take it seriously."
I haven't watched it yet, but it made quite an impression on him.

My 16-year old watched, after sharing it with schoolmates he started a new Facebook page "Kill Koney". Somewhere north of 35,000 people joined in the first half-hour.

It's easy to see why the first thing despots like Assad do is shut down access to social media sites.
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Re: joseph kony 2012 - an interesting way to force change
Posted by: graylocks
Date: March 09, 2012 07:17AM
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Grace62
My 15 year old son saw this, thought it was amazing, and posted it to his Facebook page. He gave his Dad and me the summary and said we needed to "take it seriously."
I haven't watched it yet, but it made quite an impression on him.

my 18 year old reacted similarly and told me to watch the film. my thoughts:

reminded me of the anti-apartheid fervor of my own youth. i think it's good that my son was moved and any light show on the issue is good

however

A. i thought the film spent too much time on the journey of activism of the white, priviledged filmmaker

B. i wondered what my son and others would be spurred to do besides posting to facebook and perhaps a night of political vandalism on April 20 (and does my son understand the possible consequences of participating)

C. when i saw the Invisible Children website had so much to sell i wondered where the money was going

D. it's all gone so viral that multiple reports in the news point to an oversimplication of a very complex problem and a smidgen of annoyance from people in Uganda and elsewhere working on the issue


like i said, shining a light on this person's atrocities is important but it remains to be seen if this is more than the passing flavor of the minute.



"Success isn't about how much money you make. It is about the difference you make in people's lives."--Michelle Obama
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Re: joseph kony 2012 - an interesting way to force change
Posted by: the_poochies
Date: March 09, 2012 09:11AM
I wish this thread was about the NHL...

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Re: joseph kony 2012 - an interesting way to force change
Posted by: $tevie
Date: March 09, 2012 12:05PM
Re: joseph kony 2012 - an interesting way to force change
Posted by: decay
Date: March 11, 2012 09:37AM








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