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They didn’t get KONY but they did get your MONEY…

 
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They didn’t get KONY but they did get your MONEY…
Just a quick update for all those stupid GLP'ers that fell for this crap...

After receiving abuse and bad Karma for suggesting that this was a staged campaign funded by TPTB, thought i would just remnd you of the bullshit a majority of people here fell for.... Hope you learned a lesson..


2012 was the year that Invisible Children went pro. You remember the viral campaign, right? Kony 2012?

You should, because last year the outfit raised more than $32 million and they’re not too shy about admitting there’s been a bit of a windfall.

At June 30, they had $15.5 million in cash sitting around, up from $6 million the previous year, a slightly embarrassing amount they confirmed they didn’t know what to do with.

In a cutesy mock-handwritten addition to their accounts, they confirm there was a “significant increase of revenues” that the company - sorry, charity - was still figuring out how to manage.

“Not exactly the kind of decisions you want to rush through,” the handwritten comment says.

True, many businesses in the US are failing while others struggle with a lack of cash flow, and their African counterparts are still battling bribes, need microloans for essentials and a lack of infrastructure.

But Invisible Children has its heart in the right place, surely?

It may do, but it’s still figuring out where that place is.

]The report also shows that almost all revenue raised by Invisible Children in the 2012 financial year was unrestricted, that is the funds could be spent on anything rather than just the program which generated the funds.


[link to www.thepunch.com.au]

[link to www.perthnow.com.au]
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Re: They didn’t get KONY but they did get your MONEY…
JP Morgan Chase supplied the funds for the campaign to Invisible Children, to ensure client Tullow Oil would have a smooth run in extracting Ugandan Oil....
Without those pesky Africans's telling everyone that we are robbing the country blind....

Like i explained when this campaign was first launched and all my threads were deleted...
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Re: They didn’t get KONY but they did get your MONEY…
What no one on here wanna admit they were foolish and became one of the sheeple for a while? No harm guys.. Just hope you learned a lesson!
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Re: They didn’t get KONY but they did get your MONEY…
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Re: They didn’t get KONY but they did get your MONEY…
What no one on here wanna admit they were foolish and became one of the sheeple for a while? No harm guys.. Just hope you learned a lesson!
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Like you SirGee, I did'nt buy it, if it looks like BS and smells like BS then it is probably just that. Kony has not been seen 2006 and is probably dead. There is a documentary out there where some of his victims were being shown a film about the project and they got so enraged about it that they went on a rampage of destruction because it so badly mis-represented them.
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I didn't give shit because I didn't make them! I have my own kids that I take care of!
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What no one on here wanna admit they were foolish and became one of the sheeple for a while? No harm guys.. Just hope you learned a lesson!
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Like you SirGee, I did'nt buy it, if it looks like BS and smells like BS then it is probably just that. Kony has not been seen 2006 and is probably dead. There is a documentary out there where some of his victims were being shown a film about the project and they got so enraged about it that they went on a rampage of destruction because it so badly mis-represented them.
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Mate... I was gob smacked at the amount of people on here that swallowed that shit.. Really blew me away, how people that I thought were clued up just imploded and became sheep when that video came out!
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Most charities are total scams like this. Something like 10% of your donations actually end up helping people in need, AT BEST. The rest of it is stolen or goes to stupid administrative costs.

But at least it's more efficient than donating it to the government.
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I didn't give shit because I didn't make them! I have my own kids that I take care of!
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WOW I'VE BEEN UNPINNED!
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Mods can you please let me know if there is anything offensive in this thread and why you just unpinned this... What reasoning could there possibly be.. Unless you guys have an ulterior motive? Please explain.. Thanks..
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Ps.. You owe me 10 green please Mods... Don't think I'll be getting that back ;-) Oh well... 1min pinned... Much love Mods... Wouldn't mind an explanation though..
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Most charities are total scams like this. Something like 10% of your donations actually end up helping people in need, AT BEST. The rest of it is stolen or goes to stupid administrative costs.

But at least it's more efficient than donating it to the government.
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Most charities are probably scams I agree but if my 10% could make a difference to a person I would still donate.
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Im new here... I remember not buying that emotionally manipulative viral vid the first minute into it... then posting that article calling the "invisible children" out to anyone who put that shit on their facebook... anyways, Im kinda surprised so many people here were bamboozled, as you say...
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Im new here... I remember not buying that emotionally manipulative viral vid the first minute into it... then posting that article calling the "invisible children" out to anyone who put that shit on their facebook... anyways, Im kinda surprised so many people here were bamboozled, as you say...
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Welcome mate, glad you had your eyes open!!
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Re: They didn’t get KONY but they did get your MONEY…
Just saw a stupid car bumper sticker, which reminded me of this thread... What a joke..
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What? A scam? In Africa?
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Re: They didn’t get KONY but they did get your MONEY…
Just a quick update for all those stupid GLP'ers that fell for this crap...

After receiving abuse and bad Karma for suggesting that this was a staged campaign funded by TPTB, thought i would just remnd you of the bullshit a majority of people here fell for.... Hope you learned a lesson..


2012 was the year that Invisible Children went pro. You remember the viral campaign, right? Kony 2012?

You should, because last year the outfit raised more than $32 million and they’re not too shy about admitting there’s been a bit of a windfall.

At June 30, they had $15.5 million in cash sitting around, up from $6 million the previous year, a slightly embarrassing amount they confirmed they didn’t know what to do with.

In a cutesy mock-handwritten addition to their accounts, they confirm there was a “significant increase of revenues” that the company - sorry, charity - was still figuring out how to manage.

“Not exactly the kind of decisions you want to rush through,” the handwritten comment says.

True, many businesses in the US are failing while others struggle with a lack of cash flow, and their African counterparts are still battling bribes, need microloans for essentials and a lack of infrastructure.

But Invisible Children has its heart in the right place, surely?

It may do, but it’s still figuring out where that place is.

]The report also shows that almost all revenue raised by Invisible Children in the 2012 financial year was unrestricted, that is the funds could be spent on anything rather than just the program which generated the funds.


[link to www.thepunch.com.au]

[link to www.perthnow.com.au]
 Quoting: Sir Griffo


I don't get why people are so quick to judge(and in this case damn) when there is absolutely zero evidence that IC has been anything other than a charity.

The video was well edited and pulled some heartstrings and had a huge share base as it struck a cord, what i don;t fully understand is the character assassination and obvious bullying of the cause when it did nothing wrong(as yet proven).

They haven't been investigated or even accused of any fraud and until that day comes or there is a shred of evidence to suggest it I will assume they have the best of intentions.
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Re: They didn’t get KONY but they did get your MONEY…
There is a fascinating book called Wizard of the Nile -- written before the viral video -- about Kony.

The whole nation of Uganda is one giant scam.

Kony is indeed an evil nutjob who does kidnap people, and keep them prisoner in the bush. He and his forces do commit many heinous atrocities.

But the president of Uganda has discoverd ways to keep more and more foreign aid pouring in. The government has promoted the policiy of forceably relocating normal villagers into refugee camps, so that they can "root out" Kony from the bush.

More and more people living in camps requires more and more foreign aid. Of course that foreign aid has to be "administered", and little of it actually goes to the relocated villagers. So there they are starving and looking pathetic, which brings in more foreign aid, which must of course be "administered".

It's ALL as scam folks.
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02/26/2013 06:37 AM
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They'll need to spend a good chunk on medical treatment for that gay nutjob who lost his marbles and ran around naked when shit got serious.

I don't begrudge him the money, guy sort of earned it. You really got to believe to achieve, heh. Money passing from one variant of stupid to another is no worries.
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Re: They didn’t get KONY but they did get your MONEY…
Just a quick update for all those stupid GLP'ers that fell for this crap...

After receiving abuse and bad Karma for suggesting that this was a staged campaign funded by TPTB, thought i would just remnd you of the bullshit a majority of people here fell for.... Hope you learned a lesson..


2012 was the year that Invisible Children went pro. You remember the viral campaign, right? Kony 2012?

You should, because last year the outfit raised more than $32 million and they’re not too shy about admitting there’s been a bit of a windfall.

At June 30, they had $15.5 million in cash sitting around, up from $6 million the previous year, a slightly embarrassing amount they confirmed they didn’t know what to do with.

In a cutesy mock-handwritten addition to their accounts, they confirm there was a “significant increase of revenues” that the company - sorry, charity - was still figuring out how to manage.

“Not exactly the kind of decisions you want to rush through,” the handwritten comment says.

True, many businesses in the US are failing while others struggle with a lack of cash flow, and their African counterparts are still battling bribes, need microloans for essentials and a lack of infrastructure.

But Invisible Children has its heart in the right place, surely?

It may do, but it’s still figuring out where that place is.

]The report also shows that almost all revenue raised by Invisible Children in the 2012 financial year was unrestricted, that is the funds could be spent on anything rather than just the program which generated the funds.


[link to www.thepunch.com.au]

[link to www.perthnow.com.au]
 Quoting: Sir Griffo


I don't get why people are so quick to judge(and in this case damn) when there is absolutely zero evidence that IC has been anything other than a charity.

The video was well edited and pulled some heartstrings and had a huge share base as it struck a cord, what i don;t fully understand is the character assassination and obvious bullying of the cause when it did nothing wrong(as yet proven).

They haven't been investigated or even accused of any fraud and until that day comes or there is a shred of evidence to suggest it I will assume they have the best of intentions.
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Keep the blinkers on Hong Kong, your to far gone to save..
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Re: They didn’t get KONY but they did get your MONEY…
Just a quick update for all those stupid GLP'ers that fell for this crap...

After receiving abuse and bad Karma for suggesting that this was a staged campaign funded by TPTB, thought i would just remnd you of the bullshit a majority of people here fell for.... Hope you learned a lesson..


2012 was the year that Invisible Children went pro. You remember the viral campaign, right? Kony 2012?

You should, because last year the outfit raised more than $32 million and they’re not too shy about admitting there’s been a bit of a windfall.

At June 30, they had $15.5 million in cash sitting around, up from $6 million the previous year, a slightly embarrassing amount they confirmed they didn’t know what to do with.

In a cutesy mock-handwritten addition to their accounts, they confirm there was a “significant increase of revenues” that the company - sorry, charity - was still figuring out how to manage.

“Not exactly the kind of decisions you want to rush through,” the handwritten comment says.

True, many businesses in the US are failing while others struggle with a lack of cash flow, and their African counterparts are still battling bribes, need microloans for essentials and a lack of infrastructure.

But Invisible Children has its heart in the right place, surely?

It may do, but it’s still figuring out where that place is.

]The report also shows that almost all revenue raised by Invisible Children in the 2012 financial year was unrestricted, that is the funds could be spent on anything rather than just the program which generated the funds.


[link to www.thepunch.com.au]

[link to www.perthnow.com.au]
 Quoting: Sir Griffo


NOPE...I totaly knew it was bullshit.....like the massive monies raised for Haiti.....sure didn't make it to the people!!! Enough money raised to give EVERY person in Haiti 34k....or right around that.....believe it was more
CtYankee

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-Spouting a fountain of nonsense since 1972-

Never met anyone important enough to lie to.....
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They'll need to spend a good chunk on medical treatment for that gay nutjob who lost his marbles and ran around naked when shit got serious.

I don't begrudge him the money, guy sort of earned it. You really got to believe to achieve, heh. Money passing from one variant of stupid to another is no worries.
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Lol
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They haven't been investigated or even accused of any fraud and until that day comes or there is a shred of evidence to suggest it I will assume they have the best of intentions.
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A sucker is born every minute.

It is indeed a total scam, and much ongoing investigation is going on.

Here is just one website that is totally devoted to educating the public about what a sleazy scan the whole thing is:

[link to www.kony2012-is-a-scam.org]

The whole nation of Uganda is a total scam.
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81.48% of the money went to the programs, that's well done.

[link to invisiblechildren.com]
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