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Fri Mar 16, 2012, 04:20 PM

Invisible Children Co-Founder Detained: SDPD (Public masturbation and vandalism spree)

Source: NBC San Diego

Invisible Children Co-Founder Detained: SDPD
SDPD said he was found masturbating in public, vandalizing cars and possible under the influence of something

A co-founder for Invisible Children was detained in Pacific Beach Thursday night for being drunk in public and masturbating, according to San Diego Police Department.

Jason Russell, 33, was allegedly found masturbating in public, vandalizing cars and possibly under the influence of something, according to Lt. Andra Brown. He was detained at the intersection of Ingraham Street and Riviera Road.

Brown said Russell was acting very strange.

Police said they received several calls yesterday at 11:30 a.m. of a man in various stages of undress, running through traffic and screaming. Police described him as "in his underwear."

Read more: http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/jason-russell-san-diego-invisible-children-kony-2012-142970255.html



Come on.

Who here hasn't ever gone on a drunken, public masturbation and vandalism spree at least once?

Hat-tip to:
Jason Russell skillfully raises awareness of Kony 2012 by drunkenly masturbating in public. http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/jason-russell-san-diego-invisible-children-kony-2012-142970255.html #stopkony
https://twitter.com/#!/AdrianChen/status/180749537550405632



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Reply Invisible Children Co-Founder Detained: SDPD (Public masturbation and vandalism spree) (Original post)
Ian David Mar 2012 OP
slackmaster Mar 2012 #1
Ian David Mar 2012 #2
Fuddnik Mar 2012 #3
Joanie Baloney Mar 2012 #14
slackmaster Mar 2012 #17
Boudica the Lyoness Mar 2012 #43
Mojorabbit Mar 2012 #4
joeybee12 Mar 2012 #9
Skittles Mar 2012 #11
nobodyspecial Mar 2012 #15
Son of Gob Mar 2012 #46
LisaL Mar 2012 #48
Son of Gob Mar 2012 #50
sabrina 1 Mar 2012 #32
Skinner Mar 2012 #5
Drunken Irishman Mar 2012 #6
XemaSab Mar 2012 #7
Guy Whitey Corngood Mar 2012 #8
ZombieHorde Mar 2012 #10
Ian David Mar 2012 #12
CreekDog Mar 2012 #21
unionworks Mar 2012 #13
nobodyspecial Mar 2012 #16
Ian David Mar 2012 #27
unionworks Mar 2012 #28
Ian David Mar 2012 #38
unionworks Mar 2012 #61
Ian David Mar 2012 #63
unionworks Mar 2012 #66
Ian David Mar 2012 #65
unionworks Mar 2012 #67
unionworks Mar 2012 #68
Son of Gob Mar 2012 #70
unionworks Mar 2012 #71
Ian David Mar 2012 #77
unionworks Mar 2012 #72
Son of Gob Mar 2012 #74
daleo Mar 2012 #75
kirby Mar 2012 #18
SamG Mar 2012 #19
muriel_volestrangler Mar 2012 #23
SamG Mar 2012 #25
Ian David Mar 2012 #26
CoffeeCat Mar 2012 #20
Fuddnik Mar 2012 #24
KoKo Mar 2012 #31
Fuddnik Mar 2012 #35
Ian David Mar 2012 #37
frylock Mar 2012 #22
Posteritatis Mar 2012 #30
KoKo Mar 2012 #33
bitchkitty Mar 2012 #29
CoffeeCat Mar 2012 #44
muriel_volestrangler Mar 2012 #52
BadGimp Mar 2012 #34
JoeyT Mar 2012 #36
Ian David Mar 2012 #39
KoKo Mar 2012 #40
Ian David Mar 2012 #53
KoKo Mar 2012 #58
wordpix Mar 2012 #73
saras Mar 2012 #41
Ian David Mar 2012 #55
DBoon Mar 2012 #42
karynnj Mar 2012 #45
Ian David Mar 2012 #56
southerncrone Mar 2012 #47
Catherine Vincent Mar 2012 #49
Major Nikon Mar 2012 #51
Ian David Mar 2012 #54
slackmaster Mar 2012 #59
Ruby the Liberal Mar 2012 #62
Ian David Mar 2012 #64
Evasporque Mar 2012 #57
Politicub Mar 2012 #60
unionworks Mar 2012 #69
KoKo Mar 2012 #76
Ian David Mar 2012 #78
Posteritatis Mar 2012 #79

Response to Ian David (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 04:24 PM

1. 33 is a bit old for a drunken, public masturbation and vandalism spree IMO

 

It must have been a result of all the stress.

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 04:29 PM

2. All part of god's plan. n/t

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 04:32 PM

3. He could have at least waited for St. Paddy's Day, when that kind of behavior is expected.

Now, he'll have to get a job on the Santorum or Gingrich campaign.

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 05:02 PM

14. Slack...it WAS Pacific Beach, remember.

Anything goes in PB. Well, if you are a 22 year old hot college student, I mean.

:/

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Response to Joanie Baloney (Reply #14)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 05:21 PM

17. I did live in PB when I was 22. Apartment on Grand Ave., a few doors up from the Hare Krisna temple

 

I was a recent college graduate and had my first car and my first "real" job writing training materials for Saudi air defense people.

I used to buy MacDonald's hamburgers when they were on sale and hand them out to the Krishna kids.

The HKs got busted for dealing heroin while I lived there.

Fun times.

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 17, 2012, 12:06 AM

43. You're never too old for drunken public masturbation, with a bit of vandalism

thrown in. lol.

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Response to Ian David (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 04:32 PM

4. I'll put on tinfoil and remark that the timing of this is interesting. nt

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Response to Mojorabbit (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 04:43 PM

9. Can I borrow your hat?

The timing seems especially "curious"

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Response to Mojorabbit (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 04:48 PM

11. it sounds utterly ridiculous, too

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Response to Mojorabbit (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 05:08 PM

15. I doubt they could fabricate this

Are you saying he didn't do any of this?

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Response to nobodyspecial (Reply #15)

Sat Mar 17, 2012, 01:44 AM

46. Either he didn't do any and the Feds are trying to frame and smear him or

he did it only because he was roofied by the Feds because they love Kony or genocide or both.

Yeah, that's what we're dealing with here. People who believe that nonsense.

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Response to Son of Gob (Reply #46)

Sat Mar 17, 2012, 03:15 AM

48. TMZ got the tape.

Look it up on their website.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #48)

Sat Mar 17, 2012, 03:48 AM

50. I'm sure they do, public masturbation usually has witnesses

and nowadays everyone has a camera phone. My comment was referring to the conspiracists up above. I'm not one of them.

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Response to Mojorabbit (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 08:32 PM

32. It is interesting. Very strange, considering the recent campaign to get Kony.

Invisible Children's CEO Ben Keesey released a statement after 1:40 p.m. on Friday saying:

“Jason Russell was unfortunately hospitalized yesterday suffering from exhaustion, dehydration, and malnutrition. He is now receiving medical care and is focused on getting better. The past two weeks have taken a severe emotional toll on all of us, Jason especially, and that toll manifested itself in an unfortunate incident yesterday. Jason’s passion and his work have done so much to help so many, and we are devastated to see him dealing with this personal health issue. We will always love and support Jason, and we ask that you give his entire family privacy during this difficult time.”

Russell is one of the the founders responsible for the "Kony 2012" video that recently went viral. He is described on the organization's website as a co-founder and "our grand storyteller and dreamer." Russell is also described as a Christian and father to two children who wants to have nine more children with his wife he calls his "best friend for over 23 years."

Very strange!

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Response to Ian David (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 04:35 PM

5. I guess this is the downside of having your video go massively viral.

If this guy had been arrested a month ago, it wouldn't have been news.

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Response to Ian David (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 04:36 PM

6. LOLz

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Response to Ian David (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 04:37 PM

7. Maybe he figures that once Kony's gone

there will be an opening for a crazy-ass fool in central Africa.

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Response to Ian David (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 04:40 PM

8. Shit. I'm in the middle of doing just that, as I type on my phone....... hold on.... OK there. nt

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Response to Ian David (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 04:44 PM

10. Not a that big of a deal in my opinion, but he may want to get checked out. nt

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Response to ZombieHorde (Reply #10)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 04:50 PM

12. I bet he claims it was a Lunesta hang-over. n/t

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Response to ZombieHorde (Reply #10)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 06:06 PM

21. Oh I think he already got checked out

:hide;

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Response to Ian David (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 05:00 PM

13. Sounds more

 

...like a bad acid trip than drunk. Could be he was slipped a mickey.

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Response to unionworks (Reply #13)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 05:14 PM

16. Official statement from article

"Jason Russell was unfortunately hospitalized yesterday suffering from exhaustion, dehydration, and malnutrition. He is now receiving medical care and is focused on getting better."

His camp isn't denying this or alleging something more. Why are some trying to cook up a nefarious plot?

I will say that it is strange to do any of this because your are tired, hungry and thirsty. Even if he was drunk, that behavior has to be in his head and heart. Substance remove inhibitions, not give you new impulses.

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Response to nobodyspecial (Reply #16)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 07:04 PM

27. Whenever I'm hungry and thirsty, I have two choices-- eat and drink, or masturbate and vandalize.

Sometimes, it's a tough choice.

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Response to Ian David (Reply #27)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 07:12 PM

28. If I put 10,000 micrograms of LSD

 

In your drink, you no longer have choices.

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Response to unionworks (Reply #28)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 10:22 PM

38. And you really believe this is the most likely explanation? n/t

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Response to Ian David (Reply #38)

Sat Mar 17, 2012, 12:51 PM

61. I believe

 

it isa a possible explanation. The behavior is much more consistent with an overdose of a psychedelic than a drunken stupor. I guess it would depend on how much reach the bad guys have.

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Response to unionworks (Reply #61)

Sat Mar 17, 2012, 05:20 PM

63. Do you think that maybe they used Chemtrails? n/t

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Response to Ian David (Reply #63)

Sat Mar 17, 2012, 06:36 PM

66. Blow it out your wazoo

 

...sideways, Ian! Oh, and btw HAPPY SAINT PATRICKS DAY! LMAO.

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Response to unionworks (Reply #61)

Sat Mar 17, 2012, 05:29 PM

65. And maybe THIS person was also dosed with LSD by his political enemies...

San Diego Tea Party Leader arrested for kidnapping, rape
http://www.democraticunderground.com/101476798

And maybe all of THESE people...

http://www.dkosopedia.com/wiki/Republican_Sex_Scandals



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Response to unionworks (Reply #68)

Sat Mar 17, 2012, 09:08 PM

70. Ah, the old if you don't believe the public masturbater

was roofied and framed you must be a Kony lover. That's classic.

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Response to Son of Gob (Reply #70)

Sat Mar 17, 2012, 09:17 PM

71. Kony and anyone who supports him

 

....should hold hands in hell forever.

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Response to unionworks (Reply #71)

Sat Mar 17, 2012, 11:40 PM

77. NOBODY here supports Kony. Not a single person. Nobody. n/t

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Response to Son of Gob (Reply #70)

Sat Mar 17, 2012, 09:21 PM

72. my posts stand

 

... savor it!

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Response to unionworks (Reply #72)

Sat Mar 17, 2012, 09:27 PM

74. Not for long

... savor it!

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Response to nobodyspecial (Reply #16)

Sat Mar 17, 2012, 09:27 PM

75. Dehydration can affect people's mental functioning quite severely

I have seen this in the elderly - they can seem quite senile, yet improve signifiacantly after a few days of rehydration and medical care.

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Response to Ian David (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 05:23 PM

18. Damn I lost the bet..

My money was on Santorum doing this first.
Oh well I've still got my Romney sons bet in play.

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Response to Ian David (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 05:41 PM

19. "Who here hasn't ever gone on a drunken, public masturbation and...

 

Yeah, we all do it when we are guys in our 30's !!!!

Especially around a public beach in San Diego.

RIGHT!

Isn't Jason a parent? Isn't he aligned with some religious organization, as well?

I wonder what his wife is thinking.

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Response to SamG (Reply #19)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 06:28 PM

23. Meh - Thatcher's PR man did it , was knighted by her, and made a lord by Blair

This exhibitionism asserted itself somewhat differently in one of the most controversial incidents of his life. In the early hours of 21 October 1977, three days after his thirty-sixth birthday and close to the peak of his advertising career, Bell stood naked in the bathroom of his second-floor flat at 13c West Heath Road overlooking Hampstead Heath, and exposed himself to several women while masturbating. At 8.35 a.m. he was arrested and a month later, on 19 November 1977, appeared at Hampstead Magistrates Court. According to the official conviction certificate, he was charged with ‘wilfully, openly, lewdly and obscenely’ exposing himself ‘with intent to insult a female’ under Section 4 of the 1824 Vagrancy Act. He was found guilty and fined £50 with seven days to pay. Curiously, this newsworthy case was never reported in the local newspaper, the Hampstead and Highgate Express and only his close colleagues at Saatchi’s knew of it. To his credit, Bell never flinched when the incident, which later assumed an importance of some magnitude, was raised. He admitted the conviction but denied that the event took place. He confided to a colleague that his lawyers, Butcher Brooks and Co. advised him to plead guilty to avoid a scandal.

http://www.bloggerheads.com/archives/2012/01/tim-bell-rogues-and-vagabonds/


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_Bell,_Baron_Bell

OK, no vandalism involved.

On edit: Yeah, he's evangelical, and has spoken at Liberty University.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #23)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 06:37 PM

25. An Evangelical with a sex hang-up? How RARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

No real comment here, just noting that NO OTHER Evangelical has ever had a problem with his own sexuality, really... right????????????

Ooopsy!

Guess I was WRONG about that.

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Response to SamG (Reply #19)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 07:03 PM

26. When Jesus says masturbate in public and vandalize cars, I'm sure He has a reason. n/t

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Response to Ian David (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 06:04 PM

20. This is very unfortunate, and I wonder what...

...is going on.

I stumbled upon the invisible children video. This man and his organization are
trying to stop a horrible man, Joseph Kony, in Uganda who is kidnapping, torturing and forcing
children (as young as 12) to join his army and kill others. Some of these children
have been forced to kill their own parents. These children are traumatized.

This entire campaign is Internet-driven by young 20-somethings. It has grown
and it is a testament to how "WE THE PEOPLE" can rise up and affect change.

In fact, if I'm not mistaken, this group was the impetus that caused the Obama
Administration to send the 100 Americans into Uganda to help.

This group is very organized, internet-savvy and they are making headway.
They are growing and becoming powerful. They have a huge national
event "Light up the Night" that is planned for April 20, where many volunteers
in towns/cities from all over the US--will paper Kony "wanted posters" in an
effort to make him a household name--so something will be done.

I'm not saying that he didn't do these things. It sound like he was drunk in public, but
it is incredibly suspicious--the timing of all of this.

Did something negative happen to the organization or did they have a setback in their
efforts? Did something stressful happen that caused a total breakdown?

I bet there is more to this story. Again, not saying that he didn't do these things--but
you tend to wonder about these things during this day and age--when bucking the
system and protesting loud enough to change American foreign policy--is viewed
as "out of line" by many elites in control.

I look forward to hearing the rest of the story.

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Response to CoffeeCat (Reply #20)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 06:31 PM

24. All groups aren't quite what they seem.

First flag, Kony hasn't operated in Northern Uganda in almost 5 years.

It also seems that a majority of the charity's funds go for expenses and administration. And their main goal is fundie evangelizing.

Kony, and his LRA are indeed butchers, but the atrocities committed by the Ugandan Army seem to make them look like amateurs.

http://blogs.alternet.org/speakeasy/2012/03/11/invisible-children-funded-by-antigay-creationist-christian-right/

Posted by B. E. Wilson at 12:49 pm
March 11, 2012
comments66 COMMENTS
Invisible Children Funded By Antigay, Creationist Christian Right



What does Invisible Children share in common with the Discovery Institute, the leading organization promoting “Intelligent Design”, a pseudo-scientific theory created to insinuate creationist ideas into public schools — or with The Call, whose leader Lou Engle claims homosexuals are possessed by demons, calls God an “avenger of blood” and a “terrorist”, and in May 2010 staged a rally in Kampala, Uganda, at which Engle warned of a gay menace to society and shared a stage with one of the authors of Uganda’s notorious Anti Homosexuality Bill ?

990 IRS tax forms and yearly reports from Invisible Children, and 990s from its major donors, tell a story that’s jarringly at odds with the secular, airbrushed, feelgood image the nonprofit has cultivated.

Among the tens of millions of people who have watched Invisible Children’s KONY 2012 viral video, including Oprah Winfrey – a dedicated supporter of LGBT rights who also has given $2 million dollars to Invisible Children, how many were aware of IC’s extensive financial ties to far-right fundamentalism, including major funders of the mounting global war on gay rights ? IC doesn’t go out of its way to advertise these things.

(snip) much more at link

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Response to Fuddnik (Reply #24)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 08:30 PM

31. Yes...there's been some evidence of what you are posting...

Young kids are vulnerable to reports of causes they hope to get involved with "far away and over there."

I hope these kids who made the video viral weren't duped.

We need to know more about this story, though. It seems to close to wonder about what's going on there.

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Response to KoKo (Reply #31)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 09:41 PM

35. The link I posted for the Alternet story has links to about 20 other sources at the bottom.

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Response to CoffeeCat (Reply #20)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 10:21 PM

37. This man and his organization are a fraud. n/t

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Response to Ian David (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 06:21 PM

22. IBTMTCSF..

in before thread moved to creative speculation forum. wtf with all the conspiracy theories in this thread?

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Response to frylock (Reply #22)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 07:27 PM

30. People assume the cause means the guy's above reproach instead of incredibly sketchy

Of course, that was what he intended in the first place.

It was actually a kid near my neck of the woods that started investigating his organization and began talking about things like the 80% "overhead" rate and Kony 2012's ties to some pretty vile evangelical or Dominionist groups.

Kony himself is one of the single vilest people on the planet and his defeat, arrest or death will only be a net plus for the species, but that doesn't mean that IC's a squeaky-clean group of paladins.

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Response to Posteritatis (Reply #30)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 08:33 PM

33. IOWD's..latching on to a cause against an Evil Person can make Big Money?

Last edited Fri Mar 16, 2012, 09:43 PM - Edit history (1)

Yeah...I can see that. That's how we got into Invading Iraq...and a few other things we've been gullible enough to be fed propaganda to spend our tax dollars for.

Same Old...Same Old... What's Knew about the latest "Con Game" that anyone can concoct?



He might have just been OFF MEDS or whatever. Maybe his cause, he feels is real, but this story about him is not going to make those who watched video and felt impowered to help those in Uganda feel good about this. Hurts alot of folks who believed it.

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Response to Ian David (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 07:20 PM

29. Sounds like he was dosed with something.

He had no history of this kind of behavior, right? People don't just snap and jump on the crazy train, there's always a reason...

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Response to bitchkitty (Reply #29)

Sat Mar 17, 2012, 12:55 AM

44. And I might add...

...it's typical for a twenty something to get drunk, be out partying and be walking
down the street drunk. I wonder if some of these other charges weren't exaggerated
or even made up?

We're hearing all kind of rumor and innuendo about this organization now that we hadn't heard
until it gained some traction.

That leaves me suspicious that someone is playing dirty PR and attempting to smear this
organization.

I mean...is the story true about Kony or not? Is he kidnapping children and forcing them
to rape and kill in his sick war? If those things are true--the rest is malarky.

We all have to understand that the powerful and the elite right now--are attempting to
oppress "We The People". Any instance of the people rising up and making change will
be squashed. We must be aware that attempts could be made to disparage a grass-roots
organization that is rising up.

I will wait for more information before I make any judgement--and I certainly won't allow all
of this background noise and attacks on the organization's personalities--to diminish the evil
and sick actions of this Kony monster.

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Response to CoffeeCat (Reply #44)

Sat Mar 17, 2012, 07:10 AM

52. The basic story of Kony is true; the question is whether 'Invisible Children' are the right people

through whom to work. The LRA has been kidnapping children, raping some, forcing others to be soldiers, for years and years; but Kony himself is not thought to have been in Uganda itself for 6 years, which the Invisible Children video didn't mention, it seems (I haven't watched it through, but others say that).

Invisible Children is an evangelical organisation that spends a lot of its money on making slick videos. See, for instance, this from British TV (Charlie Brooker is a humorist who specialises in analysing media):

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Response to Ian David (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 09:26 PM

34. Sounds like somebody had fun

Jk

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Response to Ian David (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 09:57 PM

36. I just have to ask:

Was he masturbating and vandalizing at the same time? If he was that's some impressive multitasking ability.
That's one focused dude.

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Response to JoeyT (Reply #36)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 10:23 PM

39. Maybe his masturbation WAS the vandalizing? n/t

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Response to Ian David (Reply #39)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 10:48 PM

40. Ian...it's helpful you can keep sense of humor about this..

truly.

This story is so bizarre that it takes some humor along with the grimness to cope with reading it.

It could be a comedy if it weren't so tragic.

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Response to KoKo (Reply #40)

Sat Mar 17, 2012, 07:32 AM

53. I have no sympathy for this asshole. He wants to kill all the gay people in Uganda. Fuck him. n/t

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Response to Ian David (Reply #53)

Sat Mar 17, 2012, 10:59 AM

58. (I just read this on Alternet): Invisible Children Funded By Antigay, Creationist Christian Right




Posted by B. E. Wilson at 12:49 pm
March 11, 2012
comments69 COMMENTS
Invisible Children Funded By Antigay, Creationist Christian Right




http://blogs.alternet.org/speakeasy/2012/03/11/invisible-children-funded-by-antigay-creationist-christian-right/

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Response to KoKo (Reply #58)

Sat Mar 17, 2012, 09:27 PM

73. that explains why kids I know at two different parochial schools know about Kony

I think they learned about him at school.

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Response to Ian David (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 10:58 PM

41. Was he masturbating, or having sex with invisible children?

 

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Response to saras (Reply #41)

Sat Mar 17, 2012, 07:41 AM

55. LOL!!!!!! n/t

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Response to Ian David (Original post)

Sat Mar 17, 2012, 12:03 AM

42. Cocaine is one helluva drug

nt

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Response to Ian David (Original post)

Sat Mar 17, 2012, 12:59 AM

45. Could he be bipolar and in a manic phrase?

I saw the video and he was very very good as a spokesperson and his son is adorable, but there was something that seemed almost giddy in the way it built up at the end.

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Response to karynnj (Reply #45)

Sat Mar 17, 2012, 07:43 AM

56. It could be temporal lobe epilepsy.

If he's in one of those speaking-in-tongues Charismatic sects, he probably has it.

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Response to Ian David (Original post)

Sat Mar 17, 2012, 02:59 AM

47. Obviously

The Devil made him do it!

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Response to Ian David (Original post)

Sat Mar 17, 2012, 03:20 AM

49. The 12 second video that TMZ posted is sad and scarey

The person in the video needs help very bad. This is not a laughing matter.

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Response to Ian David (Original post)

Sat Mar 17, 2012, 05:07 AM

51. Wife blames exhaustion for 'irrational' behavior by 'Kony 2012' filmmaker

http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/16/10721745-wife-blames-exhaustion-for-irrational-behavior-by-kony-2012-filmmaker

When people do enough coke to kill a fucking horse and then go off the reservation, why is "exhaustion" always blamed? I've been tired and dehydrated before, but at no point did I think it was a good idea to go jack off in the neighbors' flower beds.

She denied her husband had substance abuse or drinking problems.


Denial is not just a river in Egypt, lady.

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Response to Ian David (Original post)

Sat Mar 17, 2012, 07:40 AM

54. Jason Russell THE NAKED MELTDOWN Caught on Tape

Jason Russell THE NAKED MELTDOWN Caught on Tape

TMZ has footage of "Kony 2012" honcho Jason Russell in the midst of his naked meltdown in San Diego ... pounding his fists in anger and screaming maniacally.

As we previously reported, Russell was detained by police yesterday ... after witnesses say he was running around naked and making sexual gestures.

Russell was held on a 5150 psychiatric hold ... so authorities can decide if he poses a danger to himself or others.

A rep for Invisible Children says Russell was suffering from exhaustion, dehydration, and malnutrition as a result of a strenuous PR campaign.

More:
http://www.tmz.com/2012/03/16/jason-russell-video-naked-meltdown-kony/#.T2R37HkXddB

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Response to Ian David (Reply #54)

Sat Mar 17, 2012, 11:28 AM

59. I can't laugh at that no matter how hard I try. I had a friend taken in on a 5150 hold in December.

 

Mental illness is no laughing matter, even if it's temporary.

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Response to Ian David (Reply #54)

Sat Mar 17, 2012, 01:00 PM

62. Yikes!!

I don't know why I assumed this happened at night, but thats rather, erm, stark for broad daylight.

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Response to Ian David (Reply #54)

Sat Mar 17, 2012, 05:22 PM

64. Here it is from another angle...

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Response to Ian David (Original post)

Sat Mar 17, 2012, 09:34 AM

57. Wrong bag of marshmallows....

Hangover III

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Response to Ian David (Original post)

Sat Mar 17, 2012, 11:28 AM

60. The money he's minting must be a real turn-on

I hear that the intersection of Ingraham Street and Riviera Road where he was caught is particularly erotic, so who can blame him for his drunken fapping striptease.

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Response to Politicub (Reply #60)

Sat Mar 17, 2012, 06:57 PM

69. never thought

 

I would see people on DU giving moral support to a murderer of innocents like Kony.

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Response to unionworks (Reply #69)

Sat Mar 17, 2012, 09:49 PM

76. Apparently the guy who's Co-Founder of "Kony 2012" is a Christian Fundie Anti Gay Activist...

I think that would bother many folks. Along with the fact that Women's groups are being targeted by these Fundies, ...we know GLBT Community has been a target of them for years.

The co-founder who got caught was doing some bizarre behavior.

My gripe with the group was that they wanted Obama to bring MORE TROOPs than we already have in there along with NGO's and NATO and Oil/Mineral Lobbying Foups on the "pretense of getting rid of KONY...when Kony isn't the MOST EVIL...There's MORE evil that's being done by the "Multi-Nationals" in Sub-Saharan Africa. It's next on PNAC's list...after we invade Iran and get rid of Assad in Syria.

Sorry...it's what it is.. And, it's not DU...who is doing this ...it's the "Powers that Be."
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Human Rights is a big issue with me. I wouldn't say what I'm saying if I hadn't read much since the Bush Selection to know and be awakened to what the "PLAN" was. Unfortunately our Dem President is going along with it.

"Union Works." I'm sure your heart is with Humanitarians ....( I used to look at causes that seemed good and donate taking them at "face value) but, look at what's going on. We trade one Puppet Dictator for another...They ALL KILL PEOPLE and many USE CHILDREN to DO IT.

We have a part in installing these people...because we want access to their Minerals, Oil, Gas, Water...whatever ...because our Multinational Corporations make money off it...while claiming they are "helping the indiginous people by buying up their resources.

Whatever...that's what I read. Apparently the Kony 2012 Co-Founder has some big problems and their "charity" is under investigation. I guess we can wait and see what happens ...but, it's not looking good for the "charity" (if it ever was a true charity)

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Response to unionworks (Reply #69)

Sat Mar 17, 2012, 11:47 PM

78. Never thought I would see a con-artist exploiting a real human tragedy to make money...

... and to further a hidden agenda.

Least of all a RELIGIOUS person, like Jason Russel, doing it!

I am shocked, I tell you!

THAT sort of thing NEVER happens.

When ever some kind of monster like Kony emerges, nobody has ever sought to turn a fast buck by exploiting a movement against him.

In all of history, this must be entirely unprecedented, especially since every religious leader is 100% trustworthy and benign.


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Response to unionworks (Reply #69)

Sun Mar 18, 2012, 12:06 AM

79. Because having a problem with a "charity" which steals 80% of its donations is supporting Kony? (nt)

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