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Uganda as well as other countries have been living like this for many many years. For some countries they have been killing their own people, having many of kids, kids having kids, starving, no medical treatments, poor, no edication, etc. etc.
Us Americans have this all over the USA. It may not be as bad as they have BUT we do have our own issues here. We need to worry about our people here first. WE have Veteran's here that need our assistance, homeless people, neglected children, health care costs out of this world, etc. etc.
We need to help our people first. Hollywood movie stars already give millions and millions of dollars to these third world countries. Once we fix our problems here for us Americans and then I say we should assist others. Why do we keep butting into other countries business and turn our backs on our people here? We cannot fix their problems overnight as well as we can't fix our problems here overnight.
I'm sure I will get alot of negative and ugly feedback.
I don't have a problem with the goal of Kony 2012 I have a problem with the way the three film makers are going about it. They have raised millions yet the majority hasn't gone to help the "children".
As someone who has worked for charities, these guys individual salaries would pay the salary of three times as many CEOs of charities.
In my opinion, they are giving charities a bad name by funding their lifestyle not their passion and objective.
This is another well-done story by the Guardian on the Kony campaign:
If the size graphic on the front page indicated anything it seems the old saying "a picture is worth a thousand words" is no longer true. The VicAd could have used 3/4's of that newsprint to have more details on this horrific issue.
This is not a new problem and it has been widely publicized for several years. I do not think the Victoria Advocate has given much coverage to it and preferred to have large photos of local human interest stories. The local stories are important but it is also important to inform the citizens of events outside the Golden Crescent.
2. I thought the way to do it was to give the money to Invisible Children to help the children.That is not the message that is being sent to capture Kony. The message is to raise awareness of this man and what he has done. It does not take a monetary donation to do that. I applaud those who brought this to the public and regardless of their motives this man needs to come to justice. Those who are not comfortable with Invisable Children for whatever reason can chose to donate their money to a different charitable organization or to simply spread the knowledge about Joseph Kony. Regardless what you believe about Invisible Children, Kony exists. He is not made up. What he has done is atrocious. His crimes were not made up.
The only reason we are not going to just run around posting the thousands of posters we are having made everywhere is because of the Negative people who are already complaining about this and saying that we would be charged for littering and be fined if we decided to do it the way it was meant to do.. So in respect to the town we will ask businesses if we can cover a wall on their building. If it was up to me we would do it the way they say in the video... But like I said there are so many negative people that just jump to the conclusion that this is all a scam.... If the video would not have stopped, you would have heard me. yes Chase Graves say that America's problems compare nothing to what they live on a daily basis. "Our" problem here in the U.S. is Us.. We strive to have the bigger and better things to make us who we are, and strive to have the most materialist objects that ultimately are just not important. Try going over there to a 3rd world country. They strive to find shoes so they dont have to walk bare footed. When our closets are full of shoes.. They strive to get enough to eat daily.. When the U.S. has some of the fatest cities in the World! The strive to just have someone give them a hug and tell them they are being thought of and that they are loved. Our Divorce rate is over 50% because we can't seem to find a way to be happy.. I know I know it's not our fault we live here and they live there... But as a Christ Follower I know that Christ didn't say "Love God Love only the U.S." He said "Love God Love PEOPLE..." "Make Disciples in ALL nations."Every organization has it's ups and downs and everyone will have their opinions, but who are we to judge?? Everyone on earth has there ups and downs too.. This is not just all about KONY 2012, it's about us as Americans being aware that this is real and this is happening.. Imagine your little one being dragged out of the house and being told "kill your parents! or else I will cut your throat! or having your daughter being dragged out as a sex slave at 8 years old... Just think about this and have compassion towards others before you judge what kind of problems organizations have. Lets get out of our comfort zone people..
And this is not directed just to you -notamorningperson- I was just letting people know what the rest of the video had on it
It's about awareness and that is good.
"Webb and Graves, as well as others, plan to create and buy posters locally to help the local economy.
Though they don't know where the the local group will meet yet, the goal is for people in the Crossroads to wake up on April 21 and see the city painted red. "
1. I thought the purpose was to raise awareness to get this Kony found.2. I thought the way to do it was to give the money to Invisible Children to help the children.3. I was personally told they are not randomly splattering posters all over town indiscriminately. They were asking property owners for permission to place a poster on their property.4. How can you paint the town red if you are doing # 3?5. What does city code say about littering and vandalism?