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    This has been spreading like wildfire. I go to a public university in the states and it seems everyone I know has something to say about it. I watched the video last night and this morning again and although it is for a good cause, which I think everyone would naturally support, I disagree with the way that Invisible Children is going about doing this: providing little information and a lot of glitter. This ultimately targets young people who want to belong - like college students.

    The guy who made the movie should have kept it more succinct and more alarming. This guy is pretty good at manipulation and instilling "inspiration" which is where he is getting his followers: they want to be apart of the next big movement! They just don't know entirely what it's about, and most likely won't go out of their way to find out.

    Overall it was corny, too long, and I didn't appreciate how this guy tried to manipulate us into joining this "revolution". It really targets the ignorance of young people. But this opinion doesn't undermine how tragic the situation is. I hope they do find Kony and bring him to justice. But this will happen again.

    Oh, and the parallels to V's speech in V for Vendetta when he broadcasts to the world on tv in the beginning are so subtle....
    Is it that by its indefiniteness it shadows forth the heartless voids and immensities of the universe, and thus stabs us from behind with the thought of annihilation, when beholding the white depths of the milky way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lateralus View Post
    Couldn't we just send a drone after him? Or maybe an invisible Seal Team Six, once that technology is developed?
    YES!
    The world will be so much safer when we have military personal with invisibility.

    Crap, why not just give it to civilian cops. GREAT way to prevent crime.

    I can imagine joe schmoe about to eat a stolen grape in the produce section. Just as he's about pop the grape in his mouth he imagines officer Dan standing in front him in an invisibility cloak waiting with a can of pepper spray aimed just 5 inches from Joe's face.

    So he puts the grape back down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beefeater View Post
    YES!
    The world will be so much safer when we have military personal with invisibility.

    Crap, why not just give it to civilian cops. GREAT way to prevent crime.

    I can imagine joe schmoe about to eat a stolen grape in the produce section. Just as he's about pop the grape in his mouth he imagines officer Dan standing in front him in an invisibility cloak waiting with a can of pepper spray aimed just 5 inches from Joe's face.

    So he puts the grape back down.

    Society is saved!
    I didn't say it was a good idea, but you know they're trying to develop it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lateralus View Post
    I didn't say it was a good idea, but you know they're trying to develop it.
    Yeah, I know. I hope they don't get there until I'm long and gone.
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    This is great info. Thanks guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swordpath View Post
    Apparently Obama thought it necessary to show some support:

    http://articles.cnn.com/2011-10-14/a...source=message
    Bless his heart after the '93 Battle of Mogadishu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lateralus View Post
    Couldn't we just send a drone after him? Or maybe an invisible Seal Team Six, once that technology is developed?
    A regular, non-invisible Seal team was okay for Osama without incurring incidental casualties like a drone tends to.

    Also, I'm worried all this "Kony 2012" stuff is going to confuse the politically unaware into thinking Kony is the hot new Presidential candidate.
    Does he want a pillow for his head?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JocktheMotie View Post
    I was sent to the website, which could not have been more uninformative, and I'll be damned if I'm going to sit through a 30 minute Sarah Machlauchchchchchalan guilt porn video with kids.

    While this particular practice is terrible, I'm excitedly waiting for everyone to inevitably calm down, actually look in to Invisible Children as a charity, and come to the realization all their donations just went to an organisation that supports military incursion and the UPDF, who outnumber Kony's LRA about 10:1, have been accused of their own rape/pillage/plunder atrocities, and all those fun things.

    And naturally, showing that the US never learns, we trained the UPDF and then they promptly invaded the Congo to take all their shiny things. GG.

    So, yeah. Obviously Kony is a psycho maniac that should be stopped. But, "Send a maniac to catch one" only worked in Demolition Man.
    Jock, what do you think about this article?

    http://www.independent.co.ug/the-las...hbour-dr-congo
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    Plus jokes. Lots and lots of jokes.
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    Invisible Children is a questionable outfit. They lack transparency. For all we know, the proprietors could be living high on the money they receive. Their focus is arbitrarily narrow and their goal is of dubious value to the people of Africa.

    There are more worthy charities out there with a much higher level of accountability. Limited funds can be put to much better use elsewhere.

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