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Old March 7th, 2012, 01:33 PM   #1
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So this seems to have gone viral, I've known about the LRA's actions in Africa for a long time, long before this video came out and even longer before all these kids started spamming the interent about it. I'll post it here though if anyone is interested:



[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4MnpzG5Sqc[/youtube]
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The LRA is the terrorist group Rush Limbaugh supports.

http://thelede.blogs...esistance-army/
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Now, up until today, most Americans have never heard of the combat Lord’s Resistance Army. And here we are at war with them. Have you ever heard of Lord’s Resistance Army, Dawn? How about you, Brian? Snerdley, have you? You never heard of Lord’s Resistance Army? Well, proves my contention, most Americans have never heard of it, and here we are at war with them. Lord’s Resistance Army are Christians. It means God.


Christians? Right. Because murdering people in order to kidnap their children, pillaging whole villages, raping women and girls, and sending children into battle wearing armor consisting of a dab of "holy oil" is what Christians do. [/sarcasm]
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The LRA is the terrorist group Rush Limbaugh supports.

http://thelede.blogs...esistance-army/
I'd take anything the New York Times says with a grain of salt.
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So this seems to have gone viral, I've known about the LRA's actions in Africa for a long time, long before this video came out and even longer before all these kids started spamming the interent about it. I'll post it here though if anyone is interested:



[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4MnpzG5Sqc[/youtube]


Thank YOU Yongwang. Watching the video was worth a half-hour of my life. I will go to the site, will sign up.



For those who want to Defend The Truth, this is something to do besides engage endlessly in petty, personal bickering.
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Old March 7th, 2012, 06:38 PM   #6
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The LRA is the terrorist group Rush Limbaugh supports.

http://thelede.blogs...esistance-army/
I'd take anything the New York Times says with a grain of salt.


Are you claiming that Limbaugh didn't say what he said? There are many other citations for that.



It's not exactly the first time Limbaugh spoke without having a clue. And just an FYI - Limbaugh isn't the only right wing nut to have supported the LRA simply because it's a Christian group.
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[quote name='skrekk' timestamp='1331159796' post='388413']

The LRA is the terrorist group Rush Limbaugh supports.

http://thelede.blogs...esistance-army/
I'd take anything the New York Times says with a grain of salt.


Are you claiming that Limbaugh didn't say what he said? There are many other citations for that.



It's not exactly the first time Limbaugh spoke without having a clue. And just an FYI - Limbaugh isn't the only right wing nut to have supported the LRA simply because it's a Christian group.

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I'm not saying he did or didn't say anything. I don't really care, I'll continue to listen to him. He's a commentator/pundit, he can say whatever he wants. People mistake political pundits for journalists, there is (or should be) a difference.
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Old March 7th, 2012, 07:12 PM   #8
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[quote name='Yongwang' timestamp='1331161017' post='388415']

[quote name='skrekk' timestamp='1331159796' post='388413']

The LRA is the terrorist group Rush Limbaugh supports.

http://thelede.blogs...esistance-army/
I'd take anything the New York Times says with a grain of salt.


Are you claiming that Limbaugh didn't say what he said? There are many other citations for that.



It's not exactly the first time Limbaugh spoke without having a clue. And just an FYI - Limbaugh isn't the only right wing nut to have supported the LRA simply because it's a Christian group.

[/quote]

I'm not saying he did or didn't say anything. I don't really care, I'll continue to listen to him. He's a commentator/pundit, he can say whatever he wants. People mistake political pundits for journalists, there is (or should be) a difference.

[/quote]



Right........it's not important what the guy with a huge reactionary audience says, and it's certainly not important whether what he says is accurate or true. And it's not at all important if he often spreads misinformation.



Equally, it's not important if Rush reflexively supports a known terrorist group merely because they're Christian, even though he knows nothing at all about the group and apparently had never heard of the LRA before he made his comments in support of the group.
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Old March 7th, 2012, 08:35 PM   #9
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Something to consider about this supposed "charity":



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http://www.dailykos....e-to-Kony-2012-



The "charity" behind the viral video (11+ million views in two days) is called Invisible Children. It seems like a great idea to buy stuff and donate to them after watching the video, but stop and think about what you're doing for a second.



Take a look at this article from The Daily What:The organization behind Kony 2012 — Invisible Children Inc. — is an extremely shady nonprofit that has been called ”misleading,” “naive,” and “dangerous” by a Yale political science professor, and has been accused by Foreign Affairs of “manipulat[ing] facts for strategic purposes.” They have also been criticized by the Better Business Bureau for refusing to provide information necessary to determine if IC meets the Bureau’s standards.



Additionally, IC has a low two-star rating in accountability from Charity Navigator because they won’t let their financials be independently audited. That’s not a good thing. In fact, it’s a very bad thing, and should make you immediately pause and reflect on where the money you’re sending them is going.



A closer look at their expenditure report for June 2010-June 2011 is cause for more concern.







Out of $8,894,632 they spent, only $2,810,681 of that went to directly helping people. The rest went to Invisible Children making films, traveling around, paying employees, and whatever else they do that they don't want other people to know about.



Think before you get sucked into the latest viral phenomenon. It's important to help the people of Uganda, but it's even more important not to empower those who are seemingly duping the easily duped.
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American intervention in Central Africa to stop the LRA is a good step towards expanding upon our involvement the region. With Communist China's recent activities in the region and strengthening diplomatic and trade relations between many African nations and the communists, it's good to see that America hasn't abandoned the region entirely. America's providing assistance to the national governments fighting the Lord's Resistance Army should be just the first step towards America taking much larger role in the region, building closer relations with African nations, and putting ourselves in a better position to combat China over economic and strategic interests in the region.
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