Kony WTF 2012

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  • therealAvatarBlues
    If there's one thing I've learned: It's that bigger charity organization are shit. :/
  • ohe
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    To my vague and extremely fractured understanding, the expenses for bigger charities really start to pile up when they actually start paying salaries to people. And I'm not even talking about business directors here, but the executive staff, who build on the work of the volunteers and make sure the voluntary effort actually turns into some kind of a benefit for the target of the project. Small charities can do without that, but only because their work never even has the chance to be anything more than helpfulness.

    One could ask herself, how many voluntary pairs of working hands do you need to toss a care package over to freakin' Zimbabwe? Or to cure a cancer patient? Simple help doesn't add up into actual aid by only increasing its volume. It needs to be concentrated or it'll just fall apart.

    Apologies to all Zimbabwe... ians, by the way.

    EDIT:
    Apologies to small charities as well. I know you're doing great work with great effects, but here's my point: you can distribute video games to sick children or job opportunities to the homeless, put frankly they're worth jack all if someone else didn't already provide them with things like electricity or a working economy. Unless of course you provided that as well, but, yeah, go ahead and try do that without making yourself some expenses to cover.
  • BellaWinx  - Large charities can, and must, be frugal.
    Cystic Fibrosis Canada puts 72% of its budget towards its programs(research,supplem enting medical costs, awareness,etc.). There are local chapters all over Canada, so the money raised stays in the community. It IS a large charity which does a lot of good for people with CF. People are right to call out frivolous charities that waste dollars. Would you rather see a charity buying several coats at Wal-Mart, or buying one haute couture coat, for a free clothes depot? The public still gets free clothes, but one option is obviously going to do more good than the other.
  • cvrpapc  - So true. Which is why due diligence is always requ
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    Yes. I think there are huge differences between the various charities and require some research before you give money.

    In the US all Non-for-profits need to have whats called 501(c) approval. This is required by the IRS to take "donations" from individuals. So those donations are exempt from being taxed. There are also special rules requiring transparent reporting depending on the non profit's purpose. As you say, CF has to report what % is actually going to CF programs. Canada is probably one of the better and more safe jurisdictions for giving next to the US.

    Now should you run into a scam. You can actually lodge complains that are taken very seriously if you feel your monies are being misappropriated. The IRS and states love fining "bad" non-for-profits. It can eventually lead to a revocation of their exempt status. Of course its hard to determine now with the internet and some charities are founded outside the US jurisdiction which makes tracking their activities difficult. That's why I would never recommend giving to a non-us based charity over the internet or phone.

    Doug rightly points (in a humorous way of course) out that we should all be wary of "flash" causes since they are more likely to be fodder for scams. Any charity should always be researched fully before EVER giving money. I would say a healthy threshold is over 50%-60% of donations go to x cause. Anything less is questionable.
  • TildeAmpersandCaret
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    Adventures of politics and charities on the internet: THE MOVIE.
  • GreenLantern
    Haha Love Doug being Doug (:
  • Pigquet
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    God, this really made me giggle! I had to immedietly link it to all my friends...wait, I just saw the irony in that. LOL! This so sums everything up perfectly, though.
  • Ally-Gator
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    You know what you should do? Start a campaign to make this video famous, where's the irony in that eh? ;)
  • JazzySatinDoll
    Oh Doug. You are my porn.

    Does that sound weird? I think it sounds weird.
  • Psxpert2011
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    I'm in the dark about KONY too critic... I can give a rat@$$ what's going on over there. Me, I just want my Anime! :P
  • johnkenpwns
    I heard Kony is an island...wait, wrong Coney.
  • DoomPL
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    The last line made my day
  • Jay Navi  - How many laughs can you get out of a 3 minute vide
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    A buttcraptonneload lot. Honestly, I applaud your comedic genius, Doug. That was the best video I've seen about Kony 2012. Then again, this is the only video I've seen about Kony 2012 because I refuse to watch something that wants money I don't have. Unless it was by somebody I knew from the internet. Then I'd watch the video, but I still wouldn't give any money because I have none.

    Anyway, the point I'm trying to make here is: You are a comedic genius, Doug Walker. And yes, we all want our pr0nz.
  • Semudara
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    You don't have to give money; even 'liking' the video and sharing it with friends is considered a big help.

    I'm not advocating one way or the other, but go ahead and watch the video, and then decide for yourself.

    Think of the invisible children! (Sorry, I had to. XD)
  • totes_Mcgotes
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    We all want our porn, Doug!

    Also, new aspect ratio? The screen looks smaller.
  • 80Maxwell08
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    So...do you support them or not? I know I should be focused on the video but I seriously don't know what the point of this was. If it was just humor than it was funny.
  • DanzoCheats
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    I think the point of the video was to show how stupid the whole Kony2012 thing is while supplying humor.
  • Semudara
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    Was he also showing how stupid breast cancer charities are? I doubt it. I think the entire point of this video was observational humor; it refrains from actually making a stance on Kony 2012 one way or the other.
  • Superchat
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    The Paul Newman Charity is the only Charity for me.
  • Lotus Prince
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    I'm very pleased that this video exists. I am so, so sick of everyone on facebook jumping on one bandwagon or the other.
  • melongod
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    KONY 2012 is so fucking stupid. Its not Americas job to fix everyones problems. Seriously.
  • TryMe
    Well, tbf other countries have internet too and can watch the vids. :P
  • ohe
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    It's a wondrous thing: private companies and freedom of individual entrepreneurs is all awesome, but the moment someone asks for something from basically anybody (in the world), these types like melongod get up assuming it's suddenly 'America', who only needs to worry about its own business. As opposed to individual shmucks making effort to work for America, and individual shmucks giving the fruit of their effort to whomever they damn well please.
  • Dragon_Nexus
    Never heard of compassion?
    You know a lot of money was donated from outside the USA when New Orleans got trashed, right?
  • Kipicus
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    Dude, we're all human-beings that live on the same planet. If you really don't want to bother with helping people... THEN DON'T! And don't bunch me into your ego nutshell... I actually enjoy helping people. e___e Although WWF is my Charity of Choice and that's mostly Eco-Systems and Endangered Species, but what ever. We're all animal-beings that live of the same planet, ext...
  • Moon Spirit
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    I'm Moon Spirit, a voice amongst the millions of people on the Internet, and I approve this message.
  • Matthew G
    I want your porn too Doug.
    Is that weird?
  • PopCultureOtaku
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    Funny video.
    From what I understand there are no good guys in this story. You got cheating charity, the bad guy who kidnaps children and makes for them, uganda goverment that has there own problems.
    I mentioned this elsewhere but heard about this guy about 5 years ago when Moonstone's Phantom series featured a storyline similar to what has happening in real life.
  • BooRat
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    You know what's funny I couldn't care less either way about KONY! When I 1st heard of it I thought it was a chick somewhere (I was pronouncing it as Connie!) that was in trouble!
    I really couldn't careless.
    Well, I'm going back to the one thing I do care about... My PORN!
  • tecpaocelotl
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    Movie the movie the movie.
  • Tytus
    I find it ironic that he complains about charity organizations not giving 100% of the money to their cause, when there was that thing with Kickassia and charity drivem money... oh well.
  • Mirocchi
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    I think he's making fun of the people who complain about not giving 100% of the money to the cause, because the organization actually need money too - to make the videos to make people aware or to let people work on the cause (because volunteers are good and all, but they usually have other things to to because they, like we all, need money to live). So at least I interpreted Doug's joke to be "you really are annoyed with people when they try to make a living while also helping the world?". It's like charity people (very much like artists, for that matter) don't deserve money for their work, because for some reason we think they should do it for free and do something else to earn their living.
  • ohe
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    And even worse, it's like charity people don't deserve to pay taxes or otherwise validate their work, even if the work in itself is just as good as any, disregarding the haughty cause.
  • cvrpapc
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    Very true. However, one needs to be incredibly wary of internet donations. Its not the same as mailing a check to the Red Cross. There is no accountability once that money leaves your PayPal.

    Yes. People should get paid for doing good work. But there is a minimum which is appropriate to be giving to your cause. Otherwise your simply a lobbying group or a low cost marketing firm.
  • HalJordan
    Doug wasn't complaining about charities not giving 100% of donations to their cause. He was making fun of those who do complain about that, and pointing out why they're wrong to do so.

    By the way, Kony isn't dead but he was driven out of Uganda six years ago. He's still at large and should be brought to justice, but it isn't really America's responsibility to do that.
  • Furore23
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    You're right, it ISN'T America's responsibility to arrest and prosecute warlords wanted by the Hague for crimes against humanity.

    It's EVERYBODY's responsibility.
  • HalJordan
    Doug wasn't complaining about charities not giving 100% of donations to their cause. He was making fun of those who do complain about that, and pointing out why they're wrong to do so.

    By the way, Kony isn't dead but he was driven out of Uganda six years ago. He's still at large and should be brought to justice, but it isn't really America's responsibility to do that.
  • Lossthief
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    Internet Politics in a Nutshell: It all comes back to Porn.
  • YouAskedForIt
    Don't worry Doug. We're with you.
  • ThatGuyInTheHeadband
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    Well, at least the porn people are honest about where the money goes.
  • Furore23
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    Yes - slavery.
  • zonQe
    "Kony is gay"
    AAAAAAaaaaaaAAaaaAAAaaaaA Aaaaaaa.
    "Kony wants you to go to church"
    AAAAaaaaAAaaaAaAAaaaaAAaA Aaaaaaa.
  • Parasite  - BWAHAHAHA
    And here I thought I was the only sane person left on this planet.


    Anyway, back to porntube.
  • Fatalize
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    LOLOLOL XDDDDDDDDDDDDD!
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