|08-15-2012 04:48 PM|
|PhillyMike||Anyone see the movie machine gun preacher its based on joseph kony.|
|04-11-2012 11:58 AM|
|04-06-2012 09:54 PM|
I do believe the director was arrested having a melt down in public and he was nude. So he would be in jail.
Google is your friend.
|04-06-2012 09:21 PM|
|00tj2||So I guess I'm chiming in late on this one but oh well...so a friend, ok, someone I knew on facebook posted about this... The fact that she isn't even an American citizen but was calling for America was the first thing that got me.... But I gave her a small pass because she was from Australia (big friend of ours) and she was really hot... But anyway I did respond with my own post about how this is nothing new and that you must be really young or not know anything about world history if you think this is a new occurrence. Africa is a messed up country with brutality running rampant as it has been for hundreds of years.. But on the call for America to do something I said we have our own problems and that we need to stop getting involved with other countries until we are a healthy nation once again... I also commented on how the news and the world would react if we sent troops over there, which would be the only real way to get anything done... I can't imagine asking my friends and co workers that are in the service to go over there and be faced with killing thousands of children because that is exactly what would happen. Those children will fight to the death and kill without thinking... And god could you imagine how Europe would all of a sudden not want to help Africa any more... Well that's my rant for now... Have a good night everyone....|
|04-06-2012 06:10 PM|
|PhillyMike||That made no sense. Not to mention this is a family friendly forum... Didnt u read the rules?|
|04-05-2012 04:18 PM|
Is the director setting in a jail cell naked. LOL.
|04-05-2012 01:15 PM|
|Peepers||Ohh good... more hot dog news...|
|04-05-2012 01:06 PM|
new video just launched early this afternoon.
'Kony 2012' Sequel: Invisible Children Releases Kony 2012: Part II - Beyond Famous' (VIDEO)
|03-30-2012 04:15 PM|
|03-21-2012 12:49 PM|
|03-21-2012 12:10 PM|
|PhillyMike||Theres so much about this whole kony stuff is so un-reliable i feel as if the IC is a scam.|
|03-16-2012 10:20 PM|
|GoldenSahara00||Read that about an hour ago, its from the huffintonpost (sp) which is about the most unreliable website I have ever seen. They even said on the site that reports suggested it was him, but there wasn't any definite proof. It may very well be him, and honestly I don't care. I don't neccessarily support the group or what they are doing and how they are doing it, but the idea and the thoughts behind it are what I agree with.|
|03-16-2012 10:10 PM|
Is the irony of this too much?
founder of 'Kony' video group detained in Calif
By ELLIOT SPAGAT | Associated Press – 33 mins agoEmailNew: Now the email button gives you a quick and easy way to start a conversation.
tweetShare4PrintSAN DIEGO (AP) — A co-founder of the group behind a viral video about a brutal African warlord was detained by police and hospitalized after witnesses saw him running through streets in his underwear, screaming and banging his fists on the pavement.
Jason Russell of Invisible Children was hospitalized for exhaustion less than two weeks after the release of the 30-minute video he narrated about warlord Joseph Kony, said Ben Keesey, the group's chief executive officer.
"Jason Russell was unfortunately hospitalized yesterday suffering from exhaustion, dehydration and malnutrition," Keesey said. "He is now receiving medical care and is focused on getting better. The past two weeks have taken a severe emotional toll on all of us, Jason especially, and that toll manifested itself in an unfortunate incident yesterday."
"Jason's passion and his work have done so much to help so many, and we are devastated to see him dealing with this personal health issue," the statement read.
San Diego police dispatcher transcripts show neighbors began calling around 11:30 a.m. Thursday to report that a man was running around in his underwear in the city's Pacific Beach neighborhood.
"(Subject) is at the corner, banging his hands on the ground, screaming, incoherent," the transcript continues. "People are trying to calm him down, he's been stopping traffic."
Police Lt. Andra Brown said a 33-year-old man was detained and taken to a hospital for medical evaluation. He was never arrested, and no charges are planned.
"At this point, the police department's involvement in the matter is done," Brown said.
Russell, a San Diego native and graduate of the University of Southern California's film school, narrates the video, which has been viewed more than 80 million times on YouTube. In the video, Russell talks to his young son, Gavin, about Kony and the Lord's Resistance Army.
Gavin's birth is shown at the beginning of the film. At one point, the boy sums up what his dad does for a living.
"You stop the bad guys from being mean," he says.
At the video's conclusion Russell says, "At the end of my life I want to say that the world we left behind is one Gavin can be proud of, one that doesn't allow Joseph Konys and child soldiers."
Gavin replies: "I'm going to be like you dad. I'm going to come with you to Africa."
The video's overnight success has brought heightened scrutiny to the San Diego-based nonprofit over its tactics and spending practices.
The group has been criticized for not spending enough directly on the people it intends to help and for oversimplifying the 26-year-old conflict involving the LRA and its leader, Kony, a bush fighter wanted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity.
The group acknowledges the video overlooks many nuances but said it functions as a "first entry point" that puts the conflict "in an easily understandable format."
Keesey, the chief executive, released a video on Monday to respond to questions about the group's finances, including the amount of money it spends on travel and operations. He said money that directly benefits the cause accounted for more than 80 percent of its spending from 2007 to 2011.
"I understand why a lot of people are wondering, 'Is this just some slick, kind of fly-by-night, slacktivist thing?' when actually it's not at all," Keesey said. "It's connected to a really deep, thoughtful, very intentional and strategic campaign."
Russell has perhaps been Invisible Children's most public face since founding the group in 2005.
"We will always love and support Jason, and we ask that you give his entire family privacy during this difficult time," Keesey said Friday.
|03-16-2012 09:45 PM|
Immaturity is overflowing from this thread
I understand and agree with your points jeep girl, and if you want me to address them all I will do so via PM. The great thing about our country and type of government is that some people can do one thing, while others do the opposite. If we were really worried about wasting time and money with military action we would pull out of all other countries, which btw, we have a military presence in over 150 countries. The real problem is their government is trying, but just like many other countries, corruption is broad and not truly in control. I honestly don't think there is any right way to get rid of a deep rooted government that has destroyed a country. Look at Iraq and afghanistan, how much money we poored into them, and if we leave now like we are attempting too, things pretty much go back to normal unless we get lucky. Thats the problem. You can cut off one head but ten more spring up. I don't think I have the answers, thats why I'm not in Washington calling the shots. If I knew everything I sure as heck would be. But what I do know is that its not right to let anyone suffer like that, and if I have some power to help, I should. I am 100 times more fortunate than 99% of the human population. I don't take that for granted. That's just how I look at it. I love helping other people.
|03-16-2012 09:20 PM|
|03-15-2012 06:25 PM|
|03-15-2012 01:32 PM|
|03-15-2012 12:36 PM|
|Peepers||Every time I hear people talk about Kony, it makes me want a Hot Dog...|
|03-14-2012 11:34 PM|
|JeepGirLHaz||would you go over there and risk your life for someone you don't even know? ofcourse on the interwebs u can say u would. i would but i would need proof that kony really does exist still...|
|03-14-2012 11:24 PM|
|JeepGirLHaz||Im not agreeing with what hipster said above. but i do think we need to figure out what the f is going on with our crap before we jump to another place all together and try and help out another country. with that being said. i feel like there gov should step in and do something like wtf are they doing about the LRA threat? why should we jump just because the IC say jump? not to mention ive been looking into the kony2012 stuff alot and it seems like its all well and good there spreading awareness for kony but there also making bank on it. check the store there selling costume jewlery for 2500 bucks like you kidding me? not to mention theres been rumor that the owner of said charity doesnt do anything else but that and makes a 100 G a year off it? do you have all the answers to these questions? like i feel it should be taken care of but when was the last time anybodys saw kony? from what ive read 2006 was the last known sighting of kony... so why should we jump to go track down a guy that might be dead already???? not to mention the fact its not even one of the 50 states. we have sooo many problems here we need to take care of rather then spend money and troops to deal with a problem there gov should have done if they havn't already. im not being narrowed minded here im just laying out the facts. have you seen the shape of our country reasontly? and you wana go to africa? yeh..... this has been happening for years ontop of years and nobody cared... now all of a sudden we need to start playing the game? seems abit off possibly a scam. the threat of Kony is real but the possiblity that hes alive is 50/50 who knows.|
|03-14-2012 01:43 PM|
Your entitled to your opinion and I am glad you shared it. This is mine:
Attitudes like that are the whole reason we have those problems here. If I had that attitude I would say look there's none of that around me, why should I care. Not my problem. "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing". Sitting back and saying something shouldn't concern you because it doesn't directly affect you is cowardly in my mind. If we had sat back and let wwII happen without getting involved, the world could be different. But people knew what the RIGHT thing to do was. Now a days people lack that discretion.
I agree there are a ton of problems in our own country. But how many of the people complaining about them actually actively try to change those things for the better? Very few.
It surprises me how many people will jump on a topic and flame it to pieces without really understanding it. This guy is trying to help someone. Let's assume that is his pure goal and there are no questions about if it's a scam or effective. All you know for sure is someone is legitimately trying to help someone else in need. What would you do. Stand by or give a helping hand. I know what I would do.
Now by no means am I telling anyone what to do. But to hear people say that they don't value a human life and talk so badly about a charity that does more than they will do in their life to help another person is extremely ironic and disturbing.
|03-14-2012 12:02 PM|
|03-14-2012 06:35 AM|
|GoldenSahara00||IMO, I don't think they are going about this the right way but the supposed purpose is right. It disgusts me to hear someone say that we shouldn't worry about them, we have our own problems. Not one of us on this forum is worse off than the children and people of many countries, not just Uganda. I don't care if you give to a charity or not but have a heart an realize your talking about human life. That could be you being forced to kill your own parents and friends, and being forced to work as a sex slave. Or worse. Would you want someone to care, or want someone to not even bat an eye as it all happened to you, saying their own problems are worse.|
|03-14-2012 06:15 AM|
|GREEN-MACHINE||its also the date of the columbine massacre|
|03-14-2012 06:03 AM|
|BKntheSahara||@JeepGirlHaz: yes the Machine Gun Preacher is real. I haven't watched the movie yet but read the book.|
|03-14-2012 06:00 AM|
|BKntheSahara||I have a hard giving to charity because you never know where your money is going. Local charity has been my thing. After reading the book about the Machine gun preacher I was ready to buy an AK and go with him! Lol|
|03-13-2012 04:24 AM|
|03-12-2012 10:01 PM|
|JeepGirLHaz||RAP NEWS 12: Yes We KONY? - YouTube!|
|03-12-2012 04:01 AM|
shotgun preacher, i wanna see that movie.
jmo here but i've said for many years it doesn't make sense to me to send money/food/etc. to various regions in Africa if you don't FIRST secure the area so that your donations go to the needy - instead of the creepiest crappiest warlords in the area.
what you cannot protect - you cannot have (won't have for long).
i was glad to hear about that guy,
i don't understand why any so-called relief org doesn't perform this basic FIRST STEP before they go wasting their time and everyone's money, further feeding and facilitating the most evil in the area.
i do sometimes still donate to charities there but it's way limited, because of this reason. i mean way limited, like this year was the first time again in about 10 years; i give to charity every single year, it mostly goes to places i know are doing something useful with it. i'd be happy to buy bullets for this preacher! (need to look into that...)
|03-11-2012 07:22 PM|
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