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Post by PARSLEYtheLI0N on Wed 07 Mar 2012, 10:48 am

Somebody had to do it.

For those of you who havn't seen it yet, i highly recommend you just read up on for 5 minutes if you're feeling lazy. Or giving 30 minutes of your time to watch this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4MnpzG5Sqc&feature
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Post by Charn on Wed 07 Mar 2012, 2:10 pm

Seriously considering doing the poster event on the 20th April...
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Post by aprilMCC on Wed 07 Mar 2012, 5:14 pm

Some people on facebook are driving me mad right now. They're acting all butthurt because it's spreading so fast and they feel like they're not important enough in it so they're undermining peoples efforts to do something good for a change. One girl keeps saying how she's done activists work, "...actual PHYSICAL work.." were her words, and that people dont care, they're using this as an excuse, social medias bad blahblahblah.

Now I do agree that some people probably didnt join for the right reasons but awareness is better then ignorance, to me. And for the people who do decide to act on this by contacting the higher ups, it'll be much more effective to use something like facebook or twitter to inform people to begin with.

Fuckn' hipsters, this isn't something you should be trying to make people feel bad for doing.
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Post by Jess on Wed 07 Mar 2012, 8:54 pm

definitely involved with this.
and charn, i'll be there! we can meet up together or something.
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Post by Hobbsy on Wed 07 Mar 2012, 11:23 pm

So is this guy headlining Reading Festival or Download?



Just adding my view on this. How is spreading a video going to help? Sure it'll raise awareness, but whats that gonna do? The governments know about it, Obama even signed a legislation to stop it yet he's sent over only a handful of troops.

I know what this Joseph Kony guy has done is awful, don't get me wrong, but everyones just being brainwashed into thinking reposting a video is going to stop him. No-one in their right mind would go to Nigeria, especially hunting down a warlord. The only way anyone could possibly help is going to Nigeria itself with equipment to hunt him down. But with that you'll have to dodge bullets day in day out and to be honest I don't see any of my friends or celebrities doing that any time soon.

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Post by orwellaintdead on Thu 08 Mar 2012, 1:10 am

Considering doing London or Norwich on the 20th April. Who's doing where?

And Hobbs, it's Uganda, not Nigeria. (not sure if you're joking or not.)
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Post by ChumbaWumba on Thu 08 Mar 2012, 1:48 am

Hobbsy it's not just about stopping Kony, that's the thing. It's about doing something that gets everyone involved and shows that if the world unites together in once cause a difference can actually be made. Hopefully by doing this it changes the entire worlds outlook on how we govern and run this world and what we place our desires in.
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Post by agua on Thu 08 Mar 2012, 3:20 am

The government will listen to a problem, if about the whole population is concerned about it.
The website has major politicians contact info on it so that you may inform them that you care.
mind you just american ones methinks
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Post by orwellaintdead on Thu 08 Mar 2012, 4:28 am

A good cause, but these provide some good background information and analysis that the official video and campaign do not:
http://blogs.independent.co.uk/2012/03/07/stop-kony-yes-but-dont-stop-asking-questions/
http://innovateafrica.tumblr.com/
http://www.how-matters.org/2012/03/06/good-guys-bad-guys/
http://ilto.wordpress.com/2006/11/02/the-visible-problem-with-invisible-children/
http://justiceinconflict.org/2012/03/07/taking-kony-2012-down-a-notch/
http://babygotthenavyblues.tumblr.com/post/18896637703/we-got-trouble
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Post by orwellaintdead on Thu 08 Mar 2012, 4:44 am

The face of Kony 2012/Invisible Children:

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Post by Skully on Thu 08 Mar 2012, 8:18 am

i heard Bob Geldof is planning Kony Aid and Enter Shikari are headlining.
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Post by orwellaintdead on Thu 08 Mar 2012, 9:53 am

another one:
http://seet.weebly.com/1/post/2012/03/concerning-kony-2012.html
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Post by aprilMCC on Thu 08 Mar 2012, 10:01 am

Hmmm... some interesting info has been brought to my attention recently. Now I'm not quite sure what to think. Was I being naive to think that there was no master plan behind this? That this was just out of the goodness of others hearts.

Curious indeed.
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Post by will on Thu 08 Mar 2012, 3:00 pm

http://invisible.tumblr.com/post/18929372614/thank-you-for-reading-this-and-doing-further
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Post by Hobbsy on Thu 08 Mar 2012, 9:47 pm

Will just summed up how bullshit this Kony 2012 campaign is.

Skully, i hope that's true haha!


I respect everyones views, but it's a shame that some of you can't see nothings gonna happen. No military forces will be sent, nothing will be done and tbh it's a shame this campaigns gone as viral as it has.
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Post by will on Fri 09 Mar 2012, 2:33 am

I'm just putting information out. I don't even know where I really stand tbh.
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Post by Charn on Fri 09 Mar 2012, 7:20 am

aprilMCC wrote:Hmmm... some interesting info has been brought to my attention recently. Now I'm not quite sure what to think. Was I being naive to think that there was no master plan behind this? That this was just out of the goodness of others hearts.

Curious indeed.

This, though I don't appreciate people getting attacked just for wanting to see something good happen. Fair enough it's someone's opinion if they feel nothing will be done but I don't see what they get out of bitching at people and being negative.
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Post by Jess on Sat 10 Mar 2012, 10:28 am

i cannot STAND people who are against this. sure it's annoying that they're getting a $90,000 salary, but you know what? i don't care about that. they're doing something about it. raising awareness is what they need. why should something like this be hidden?
i don't think people should be against this because it's a "government conspiracy" (and yep, people on my facebook have been saying that). it's ridiculous. they need awareness so the governments around the world realise that the people care and want them to help more, send in more troops or whatever.
people can say i've been brainwashed or whatever, i don't care. i don't care if part of the money is going towards their salary. at the end of the day all i care about is the children and that kony is stopped. people>money.
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Post by Malky on Sat 10 Mar 2012, 2:27 pm

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Post by Dodson on Mon 12 Mar 2012, 3:16 am



Made this to continue the Kony memes trend
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Post by Hobbsy on Mon 12 Mar 2012, 10:22 pm

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Post by Dodson on Wed 14 Mar 2012, 5:29 am



MAKE TONY FAMOUS
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