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Joseph Kony - The most WANTED man in the world

  1. Beth100 profile image83
    Beth100posted 5 years ago

    Watch this video: Make Kony Famous - Invisible Children.

    Sit back and feel your emotions.

    Make a decision whether making Kony famous will help.  Your action will speak for your belief.

    Stand for change.  A global change.  A global justice.

    Protect our children.  The world's children.  The Invisible Children.

    Share this video with family and friends through social media and any other method that comes to your mind.

    My plan is to write the article and publish it this week.  My goal -- to involve as many of you as possible. 

    Post your thoughts, comments and ideas.  Together, we can do it!

    1. WryLilt profile image87
      WryLiltposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I haven't got an opinion on this as yet, without deeper research. But it's a good idea to get ALL the info before you share, no matter where that leads you...

      http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-P … video.html

      1. Sally's Trove profile image99
        Sally's Troveposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Well said.

      2. Beth100 profile image83
        Beth100posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I agree Wrylit, and it applies to everything in life, not just what is posted on the net.  Sometimes it good to get others to speak their mind, point out something that I may have missed.  Collaboration is always the best.  smile

  2. Sally's Trove profile image99
    Sally's Troveposted 5 years ago

    Looking forward to reading your upcoming article, Beth. 

    Meanwhile, readers might want to follow Invisible Children on fb at

    http://www.facebook.com/invisiblechildren

  3. Beth100 profile image83
    Beth100posted 5 years ago

    Sally, thank you for mentioning FB and following their page.  smile

    Also, for those on Twitter, include the hash tag #makekonyfamous

  4. SomewayOuttaHere profile image61
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 5 years ago

    wow!..thanks for posting that Beth100

  5. Beth100 profile image83
    Beth100posted 5 years ago

    Isn't it a shocker?!?  Imagining that this is still happening right now!!  sad  So sad!

    Thank you SOH for watching the video and leaving me with a reply.  smile 

    Your comments and replies are important because it is an indicator for me to see how many hubbers I can reach.  smile  I'd like to see this message fan out like a wave -- a ripple effect.  smile

  6. IntimatEvolution profile image82
    IntimatEvolutionposted 5 years ago

    Columbia, MO  hears the call

    I care...

  7. seanorjohn profile image81
    seanorjohnposted 5 years ago

    Kony is a terrible man. However, I am not convinced by the invisible children project. They are funding miltary groups in Africa that also use child soldiers. Only 30% of the donations go directly to charitable causes. Many children will be killed if Kony is captured. This is not a straightforward issue. The guys behind this are personally making huge sums of money.

    1. I am DB Cooper profile image67
      I am DB Cooperposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      They are raking in millions (and that was before this campaign blew up on the internet in the past 2 days) and only a third of that money is going toward their "cause", while the rest goes to bloated employee salaries, expensive cameras and computer equipment, millions of dollars in travel expenses, and a nice "pad"/office in San Diego. Invisible Children ranks poorly with non-profit watchdog groups.

      I wouldn't say these guys are frauds, but at the very least this appears to be a poorly-run and wasteful organization. The fact that their campaign has gone viral is a perfect example of first-world armchair activism at its finest.

    2. Sally's Trove profile image99
      Sally's Troveposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Where do you get the information that IC is funding military groups in Africa that also use child soldiers?

      1. Beth100 profile image83
        Beth100posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I, too, would like to see the facts that back this up. 

        As for fat salaries, etc., I would also like to see the facts to back this up.  Not sure how non-profit charities work in the States, but up here, there are targets for percentages that must be turned over into the charity before it can be called not for profit whereby the target percentages must be met before anyone can draw a salary. 

        Having worked in not for profits, I can attest that with proper fund raising, you can raise not just monetary funds, but supplies that are used for the cause.  In these cases, it appears that they are "raking in the dough" and splurging, but in fact, these "benefits" are donated or paid for by corporations and philanthropists.

        1. Sally's Trove profile image99
          Sally's Troveposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          As I suggested, take a look at Charity Navigator, which is not US-centric. It will also tell you the salaries paid to EDs and other top staff.

  8. Sally's Trove profile image99
    Sally's Troveposted 5 years ago

    Before running Invisible Children into the ground, check out their stats at Charity Navigator, one of the most reputable organizations for reporting not-for-profit efficacy.

    http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.c … rgid=12429

    You will see IC gets an overall rating of 3 stars out of 4, and financially, 4 stars out 4.

    I'm not making a case for their financial soundness, only for looking at facts before presenting a case against the organization.

  9. seanorjohn profile image81
    seanorjohnposted 5 years ago

    Beth I know your heart is good but I think this campaign is seriously flawed . I'm not good at the bluey link thing but hope this works. My 17 year old daughter Katie told me that this organisation was controversial and provided me with this link.
    http://visiblechildren.tumblr.com/

    1. Sally's Trove profile image99
      Sally's Troveposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Your link to this tumblr post provides a wealth of information for anyone who needs to take the time to make up their minds about the Kony 2012 campaign.

      1. seanorjohn profile image81
        seanorjohnposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Sally,  obviously he is an evil man but unfortunately there are many like him. Killing him will not solve anything. I am really worried that people are giving cash to this " Invisible children " group which is funding  other military groups that have been involved in raping and looting.

        Celebreties have got involved without thinking through the issues.

        1. Sally's Trove profile image99
          Sally's Troveposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Again I ask, where do you get the information that IC is funding military groups in Africa that also rape and loot?

          1. seanorjohn profile image81
            seanorjohnposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Sally, it was from the link that I provided. Perhaps you didn't scroll down. I often miss stuff coz i think it is just a short article.

            1. Sally's Trove profile image99
              Sally's Troveposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              I read the entire page, seanorjohn. What did I miss...where is that information in the link you posted? Thanks.

    2. Beth100 profile image83
      Beth100posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Seanorjohn.  I know that your intent is good too.  smile

      As I mentioned in the OP, I'd like ALL comments and feedback.  smile 

      There is always two sides to a coin and it's best to discover all the sides before making a decision. 

      I read the blog.  He's made some interesting statments, but some of which I can't verify on my own.  He's also admitted that it's rhetoric and meant for his 30 friends and he admits that there are flaws in his opinion.  Regardless, he raises excellent points.

      Thanks for the link.

    3. Beth100 profile image83
      Beth100posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      This is the response from Invisible Children and from what I can see, they are being transparent.  The link for their response has been posted by the writer of the blog, who suggests that everyone who lands on his page, to go and read it. 

      Here is the link: 

      Reponse from Invisible Children Regarding Questions Posed by Opponents 7 March 2012

      1. seanorjohn profile image81
        seanorjohnposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Beth. this is a very robust response from invisible children. Still one or two niggling doubts but the more transparency the better. Well done for finding this link so quickly.

        1. Beth100 profile image83
          Beth100posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Thank you for bringing the blog to light.  It's always good to hear the pros and cons.  Stimulation is a great thing!

          Yes, their response is very robust and, hopefully, will answer many questions that are being asked and clear the air.


          Hope things are well with you!  smile

  10. rebekahELLE profile image91
    rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago

    I watched the video last night and admire the courage of Gavin's father. I hope that the movement is able to accomplish their mission. There is no cost in raising awareness and contacting congressmen.

    As far as those countering the movement, there will always be those who oppose anything. It doesn't take away what the general public can do which costs nothing at all.

    What an evil man. It's terrible that this continues after so many years and so many lives.

    http://vimeo.com/invisible/wowthankyou  There's great power in social media to bring about social justice.

  11. Cassie Smith profile image74
    Cassie Smithposted 5 years ago

    But if Kony is not in Uganda, what country is he in now and shouldn't we be helping that country's army to get him?  As for the kid soldiers, it might just be easier to re-abduct the youngest ones back, make his army smaller and try to locate their parents.  There's a lot of information I need to go through before I would support anything and I don't want to be manipulated.

  12. Beth100 profile image83
    Beth100posted 5 years ago

    RebekahELLE -- That is what is striking -- this could be happening to our own youths if our world was not as secure as it was.  The point of this is to bring Kony to justice for his actions against humanity.  There will always be nay-sayers and skeptics, that is why I asked for each person to watch and determine on their volition what they believe.  Thank you!

    @ Cassie Smith -- Uganda has a huge stake in bringing him in for justice as he was there for 20 years capturing children amongst other atrocities.  He is in other countries, who are also working together to capture him.  I agree with you that there is a lot of information to wade through.  Ultimately, the decision is an individual's decision.  Thank you.

 
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