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BBB issues warning about organization behind Kony 2012 video
WPXI ^ | March 13, 2012 | Robin Taylor

Posted on 03/14/2012 7:34:40 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

PITTSBURGH -- Kony 2012 has become the most viral video in history, topping 100 million views in six days, but the video about Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony has also led to a backlash against the organization behind the 30-minute documentary.

There's no doubt Kony is a bad man, killing tens of thousands of people, and using a child army to displace more than a million others.

Critics are now focusing on the nonprofit organization Invisible Children, which produced the documentary. The charity is also being scrutinized for what they do with the money they raise.

NBC is reporting that one-third goes to marketing, another third to administrative costs, with less than a third making it to actual programs.

Now, the Better Business Bureau is speaking out, saying for six years Invisible Children has ignored requests for a charitable review.

(Excerpt) Read more at wpxi.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: kony; uganda

1 posted on 03/14/2012 7:34:44 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I’m not nearly as concerned about the scam as I am the International Crisis Group and their attempts to get the USA involved in a local African issue.


2 posted on 03/14/2012 7:40:31 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

The ICG isn’t after Uganda. They’re after Israel and the US.

Oh, hi. I am simply agreeing with you.


3 posted on 03/14/2012 7:47:26 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
A group of my fellow (female) teachers have enthusiastically signed this petition and chosen to donate to this "cause". They approached me about donating, and I said that I would consider it. After extensive research on this topic, I found that this is a moot point anyhow as the Ugandan government is complicit in Joseph Kony's recruiting of children for his militia movement. I politely informed one of the "stable" teachers that this move, while noble in its motive, would ultimately be a moot point. Her response was less than "friendly", so to speak. (I only mention they are women because of the propensity of women (in general) to be swayed by emotionally stirring "documentaries" as such, and the fact that none of the male teachers approached chose to donate)

I guess that emotion-driven "movements" like this seem to ease liberal "white guilt" to some degree...

I am surrounded by mind-numbed robots...

4 posted on 03/14/2012 7:49:47 AM PDT by EnigmaticAnomaly ("Mantra of the left: 'It's only okay when WE do it.'")
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To: EnigmaticAnomaly

http://www.machinegunpreacher.org/movie/

Has anyone seen this movie? Has anyone heard of preacher and his orphanage?


5 posted on 03/14/2012 7:51:38 AM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife ("For the sake of our party we must stand united, whoever our nominee is."-Sarah Palin)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Kony is possibly dead. This movement is a hoax.


6 posted on 03/14/2012 7:57:29 AM PDT by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

It’s just a scam to fill the kool-aid bowl for 2012.

Obama sent 100 American military advisers to Uganda in last October. The following month the Kony film started production. Coincidence? Now get the spoon and stir until the hype reaches a maximum.

This October you can bet that Obama will once again be pulled off the golf course to watch the “Obama got Kony” show. Yea! Obama saved the invisible children. Whee.... 4 more years.

Unfortunately, following Uganda customs, Kony’s body was immediately thrown into a volcano before any photos could be taken.

Now drink up.


7 posted on 03/14/2012 7:59:20 AM PDT by ILS21R (Never give up.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Oh, I almost forgot.

Marketing and administrative costs = Obama reelection fund.


8 posted on 03/14/2012 8:06:12 AM PDT by ILS21R (Never give up.)
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To: combat_boots

I know you of all people are aware of what’s going on.


9 posted on 03/14/2012 8:07:57 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

Can’t you just see Putin or the ChiComs just jumping for joy at the thought of the ICG coming into Russia or Communist China for some reason? Now wouldn’t that be a thought for a massive takedown? Putin would be out there firing missiles and AK-47s his own self.


10 posted on 03/14/2012 8:11:18 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

International Crisis Group.

Guess who sits on the Board of Directors. Yup, George Soros. That’s all I need to know.


11 posted on 03/14/2012 9:02:43 AM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Stormdog

——Guess who sits on the Board of Directors. Yup, George Soros. That’s all I need to know-——

Woooooooooooooowwwww.


12 posted on 03/14/2012 9:11:47 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: bmwcyle

Kony 2012 = Goldstein 1984


13 posted on 03/14/2012 9:13:17 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: dfwgator
Kony 2012 = Goldstein 1984

Yes.

And if you (or I) are against giving Dictator Obama the power to go after these people (and to the hell with the Constitution and Congress) than you are for the rape and killing of children. The killing and raping of children justifies the use of dictatorial powers (i.e., ignoring the Constitution; and the will of the people via Congress) by Obama.

Gotta hand it to these scum.....

14 posted on 03/14/2012 9:17:32 AM PDT by wolf24
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To: combat_boots; daisy mae for the usa

Kony 2012 video inspires House resolution to go after warlord

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/kony-2012-video-inspires-house-resolution-warlord-article-1.1038813?localLinksEnabled=false


15 posted on 03/14/2012 9:19:42 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: wolf24

Of course we saw this before with “Milosevic 1999”, paint the guy as the biggest monster, since Hitler, to justify bombing Serbia, and helping Islamo Narco-Terrorists.


16 posted on 03/14/2012 9:20:36 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Stormdog; combat_boots

Another thread and it links Soros to LRA

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2858415/posts?page=29#29

NOTE from a different source:
http://nilebowie.blogspot.com/2012/03/youth-movement-promotes-us-military.html

Invisible Children has also been accused of fraud and voter manipulation in a recent charity contest sponsored by Chase Bank and Facebook. The group’s Co-Founder and President, Laren Poole addressed the International Criminal Court in 2009 alongside Aryeh Neier, President of George Soros’ pro-war Open Society Institute.

Pictures of Aryeh Neier and Laren Poole on website below at the Conference on International Criminal Justice in 2009.

http://www.internationalcriminaljustice.net/experience_the_conference.php


17 posted on 03/14/2012 9:23:13 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: dfwgator

Excellent analogy. I believe in this case, however, it is to justify the further grabbing of power by Obama.

Luckily, the new media is on this (e.g., Soros ties; information about ICG; details about Koney and that he supposedly hasn’t even been around since 2006) and we can at least shine light on the situ and strategy.


18 posted on 03/14/2012 9:27:32 AM PDT by wolf24
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
“There's no doubt Kony is a bad man”. Define bad. This is a WAR. Bad things happen in a war.

Almost all the coverage about this is biased. I read a long article about this. I commend to all who haven't read it. Be informed, don't be a (knee) jerk.

www.smallarmssurveysudan.org/pdfs/HSBA-SWP-8-LRA.pdf

(snip)
“It is extremely difficult to obtain factual information about the LRA. Much of the existing voluminous research from northern Uganda is agenda-driven or fails to account for the overlap between LRA and civilian grievances and
perspectives. Because research in northern Uganda and, to some extent, southern Sudan requires the cooperation of the Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF), information is often coloured by the UPDF’s own perspective.

This report is based on focused fieldwork in northern Uganda and southern Sudan in 2005–07. The author conducted face-to-face interviews with a range of Ugandan and Sudanese civilians and community leaders. The military
was not present on these occasions and the interviewees were assured of anonymity. Members of the military from both countries, Sudanese politicians, and LRA representatives, including the LRA high command—specifically
Joseph Kony and Vincent Otti—were also interviewed.
In describing the history of the LRA/M–UPDF conflict in Sudan and Uganda, this report seeks a balance that has been sorely absent in previous media and
academic accounts. That the LRA/M can be seen as having arisen in pursuit of legitimate grievances—which at times have been shared by many communities in northern and eastern Uganda—should in no way be interpreted as a
defence of the group’s methods and tactics. Part of the story of the conflict, however, hinges on the use of propaganda and access to information; accordingly,
this report attempts to separate fact from fiction.”

19 posted on 03/14/2012 9:42:28 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: BabyBMW

ping


20 posted on 03/14/2012 9:49:13 AM PDT by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: EnigmaticAnomaly
My youngest girl....who's a college student, text me the other day..thanking me for teaching her to be a critical thinker. I asked her what brought that on?

She proceeded to tell me one of her professors had them watch that Kony 2012 vid. She said she watched it...but started asking questions about it, looked some things up, and lo and behold, it wasn't on the up and up.

She also said...lot's of her fellow students were totally sucked in. Ha!! She's a smart kid. Has a BA in "legal studies"....she ought to be a lawyer, but doesn't want to do that. HA!!!

21 posted on 03/14/2012 10:04:54 AM PDT by Osage Orange (Why do we eat Soylindra Green?)
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To: Osage Orange

My 7th and 10th graders were forwarded the vid on FB. They both watched it. It gave them the willies. They both recognized the communist images and mental manipulation. They also thanked us (their parents) for teaching them to think. American children are being put on the front lines without parents’ permission and without the child’s understanding.


22 posted on 03/14/2012 10:22:55 AM PDT by daisy mae for the usa
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To: Whenifhow

What’s the HR # on that? We all need to get calling. This is ridiculous!


23 posted on 03/14/2012 10:24:30 AM PDT by daisy mae for the usa
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To: daisy mae for the usa
Good for them!!

Good job!!

24 posted on 03/14/2012 10:38:13 AM PDT by Osage Orange (Why do we eat Soylindra Green?)
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To: daisy mae for the usa

HR 583 - see link below - the link could be posted on a thread.

http://mcgovern.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=15&sectiontree=168,15&itemid=622

Reps. McGovern, Royce Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Spotlighting Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army

H.Res. 583 Builds-off Unprecedented Publicity Push

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) today introduced a Congressional resolution (H.Res. 583) spotlighting the atrocities of Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army and supporting U.S. efforts to counter the LRA.


25 posted on 03/14/2012 12:00:08 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Osage Orange
Good for her! It's always refreshing to know that there are still some young people out there who haven't been raised to swallow the propaganda being force-fed them constantly in academia. People like you and your daughter give me hope our nation just may survive this turbulent time in its history...

Thank you for raising your daughter in such a fine manner as to instill in her the ability to critically think. It has done the country a GREAT favor, even though the fruits of which have yet to come to fruition...

26 posted on 03/14/2012 12:32:33 PM PDT by EnigmaticAnomaly ("Mantra of the left: 'It's only okay when WE do it.'")
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To: EnigmaticAnomaly
Thanks-

Both my kids got a good dose of critical thinking...among other things. They were both HS'ed......And now are in their early-mid twenty's.....

Thanks again, FRegard's........

27 posted on 03/14/2012 1:13:16 PM PDT by Osage Orange (The MSM is the most dangerous entity in the United States of America.)
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To: Whenifhow

Tnx


28 posted on 03/14/2012 1:52:42 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

We’re sending 100 combat equiped “advisors” into a two decade civil war in Uganda and some to the Congo. The purpose is to crush Christian rebels; prop up the existing regime which is worse than KONY; and, secure oil contracts for european interests or “ABC” (Anyone But China).

Glitzy sales pitch though.


29 posted on 03/14/2012 7:40:18 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: Whenifhow

Thanks! I apologize...I read the article, but for some reason my eyes skipped the HR #. Need to pay closer attention!! I will call my rep tomorrow.


30 posted on 03/14/2012 8:20:20 PM PDT by daisy mae for the usa
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To: daisy mae for the usa

My 16-year0old son asked me to watch it because he wanted to know if it was propaganda. I still haven’t watched it but I have told him some of the things that have been brought up about it.

My immediate response was that anything that spread that quickly had to have the blessing and/or input of some kind of network, and I wondered what network was behind it. Finding out it’s Soros-related made sense. And I was glad that my son knows enough about media and political manipulation to ask, “OK, what’s the rest of the story?”


31 posted on 03/15/2012 5:01:21 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: Osage Orange; butterdezillion; Whenifhow

OO— Thank you. I love my children so much. And they love America. I am trying so hard to help preserve this country for them while at the same time preparing them for a different reality should things change.

Butter— I’ve been updating a thread for research purposes. I try to reference every thread to it so all Kony stuff is in one place if anyone needs it. Whenifhow started the thread. Here is the link:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2856639/posts


32 posted on 03/15/2012 8:57:18 PM PDT by daisy mae for the usa
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To: daisy mae for the usa

That’s the challenge for us as parents. Our oldest will be going to college next year and I find myself wondering if she’ll ever have an opportunity to use what she learns, or if she’ll just do whatever the communist overlords tell her she has to do as one of the cogs in the machine.

We’ve talked with our kids quite a bit about there coming a time when people will wish they were dead, and that if they are asked to deny Christ in order to save their lives they will know that after that point they would wish they were dead if they choose to live on earth rather than go to Heaven.

A person wants to be prepared for whatever might come. I think in the end we just have to trust that the Lord will be enough for whatever situation we’re placed in.

Just now, as I was typing that, my son came in the room. We’re both up early because he has a robotics meet and has to be to school in about 15 minutes to load up the bus and head out. I saw that he was reading what I typed above and I felt sad and guilty that he would know that I have doubts about whether there is a future for him and his siblings. They know I spend a lot of time on “politics” and I’ve tried to tell them it’s because I believe we’re at such a critical time and I want to preserve the country so they can have a future, but I think my younger son is the only one who really gets it. My family of origin doesn’t want to think about it, or at least it seems that way from the one time I tried to communicate the grave situation we’re in. It’s a dividing wedge.

Thanks for the link. I’ll give it a look.


33 posted on 03/16/2012 3:32:04 AM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: butterdezillion

I spent a great deal of time focused on the nature of things about a year ago. It became overwhelming. I realized I had not been immersed in scripture as I needed to be. So I put America aside and returned to the Bible. My comfort came quickly.

First, I was reminded that I belong to the kingdom of God. This earthly existence is but a drop in the ocean of time.

Second, I was reminded that the church was born and thrived in adversity.

Third, I was chastised into remembering that God has a plan for the world and it includes an end to it, which by extension must include America, at some point (of His determination). He knows the channels of the wind, the deepest ravines of the ocean, the darkest recesses of every cave, the universe at its every point BECAUSE He made them. And He can handle it all to His good will.

And finally, I was made to understand that I must put myself into mourning. I must grieve and accept that this country is not forever and this world is not forever. Once I did that, went through the actual pain of loss like death for this country and this world, I received a peace that can only be described as tangible and glowing. I now only work toward comfort for my family physically, but above this, I STRIVE continually for spiritual preparation for my family. We are in a good place. Whatever comes, it will be okay for us, even if it includes some type of suffering.

I hope for you and yours the same kind of peace, Butter. I know you have gone through a painful process over this political stuff. I have watched your transition. Keep steppin’! And hang in there, FRiend!!! :)


34 posted on 03/16/2012 9:50:35 AM PDT by daisy mae for the usa
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To: daisy mae for the usa

Good points, and I’m glad to be reminded of those things again - stuff I keep telling myself too.

The part about grieving for America reminds me of King David, when his son with Bathsheba was struck. David begged and pleaded so that they were afraid to tell him that his son had died. But once the child had died he got up, washed up, and moved on. As long as there was a chance of saving his son, he needed to do whatever he could. When the loss was complete, he had permission to grieve and accept.

I haven’t accepted that the time is up for this country yet. I’m still fighting for her. I’m still thinking God is bigger than Goliath and can defeat Goliath if He so wishes. And He can. It’s just a question of whether it’s time for this nation and/or this world to end, and only God knows that.

When I feel like America can’t be saved, I tell myself that it’s OK because the Lord knows what He’s doing and will take care of me and my family. I’ll still fight for her because I could be wrong, and the Lord could use even my puny slingshot to help bring down the giant. (Oh, wow. Deja vous. I’ve said this before, and then right afterwards somebody attacked me out of the blue).

My husband and I have talked about what Martin Luther said when somebody asked him what he would do if he knew the world was going to end tomorrow. He said, “Plant a tree.”

So I guess I’m still torn between the now and the not yet. I’ll keep trying to resuscitate the country until the Lord tells me she’s dead. But I mustn’t let the attention for the country keep me from preparing myself or my family. And I find myself hungering desperately for the Word. I was supporting my younger son as he went to the high school class on Sunday mornings, where they’re doing a Dave Ramsey program, but I had to give it up because I needed the Bible much more than I needed Dave Ramsey. Both church and family devotion times are like an Oasis for me.

So I’m living with one foot in Heaven and one foot on earth. It’s not very comfortable, to say the least. But I don’t know what else to do.


35 posted on 03/16/2012 10:27:50 AM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: butterdezillion

I have found for myself that now my fight for America is more effective because I can be dispassionate—like a black ops operator. My thoughts are clear, concise, and targeted. I love America. Always have, always will. It’s just that this time in history requires a willingness to give it to God. And I have.


36 posted on 03/16/2012 5:55:26 PM PDT by daisy mae for the usa
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To: daisy mae for the usa

It definitely belongs in the Lord’s hands. He’s the only one big enough to handle it.


37 posted on 03/16/2012 7:40:32 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: ILS21R

Exactly what I was thinking


38 posted on 03/19/2012 1:43:32 PM PDT by HollyB
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