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    Re: Kony 2012

    To be quite honest, while a very noble cause, I do not support Kony 2012. The group behind it is corrupt, working with Uganda, which itself is corrupt, and only using about 30% of donated money to actually help. I support the aims, but not Invisible Children. I hope you all understand, I was very quick to post this, now that I know more about Invisible Children, I will still strive for the goals of the campaign, but not through Invisible Children.
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    At school, everyone is talking about it. I look at it more as the "hey I gave someone money to help them out and now I feel better about myself" kind of feeling that people are having. It is amazing how this has exploded in the past few days. Video has been up for like 4 days and it has more than 30 million views.

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    From my perspective, I think the real story in this is how much of a following IC built up. It just goes to show how easily you can manipulate people's emotions to get them to support your "cause." I'm certainly not against the idea of capturing Joseph Kony, but as has been mentioned many times before in this thread, IC is purposefully misguiding people. That's a really big problem, and there aren't enough people to point out the problems with this moral crusade against Kony.

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    Re: Kony 2012

    If I click "like" on facebook, does that mean I'm helping?
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    Truly awful, but hasn't Africa been plagued with this sort of thing for hundreds of years?

    This is hardly a new development.

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    My kids have been posting this stuff on facebook.
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    My kids have been posting this stuff on facebook.
    I over heard my 11 year old son briefing his mum 'all about Kony' so it looks to have hit the spot with the kids, never a bad thing...

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    Re: Kony 2012

    Some might think that a social awareness project would be a natural for the Guardian's support. Not necessarily this one.

    " ...With its slick Hollywood production values, the film has been an almost instant viral success, dominating Twitter worldwide and having one of the fastest ever take-offs on You Tube. The hashtag #stopkony has had hundreds of thousands of tweets, and millions of people now know something about Uganda and what is happening to children there. Support for the campaign to end the conflict in the country this year is spreading.

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    But it has also attracted criticism: there are questions about the charity's funding, its targeting of US leaders instead of African leaders to instigate change, and accusations that it is failing to criticise the Ugandan government, with its poor human rights record ... "

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    Re: Kony 2012

    Its a nicely put together viral scam.

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    80% goes to the cause, 17% goes towards administration and 3% is used for fund raising. That's about normal as far as legit charities goes, hey?

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