FAO Quotables

"But being right, even morally right, isn't everything. It is also important to be competent, to be consistent, and to be knowledgeable. It's important for your soldiers and diplomats to speak the language of the people you want to influence. It's important to understand the ethnic and tribal divisions of the place you hope to assist."
-Anne Applebaum

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

I Paid a Bribe and Killing Kony 2012

Updated 1045PM 7 MAR 2012

Two links for you to check out today:

"I Paid a Bribe" is a fascinating idea.  People upload there stories of paying and resisting bribes by government officials in India.  It would be interesting to see sister websites in every country.

Killing Kony.  Let's face it:  Kony is a despicable murderer.    This film gets the word out and seeks to mobilize.  You can check out one of my past posts that talks a little about Kony:

Here you can see a rare inverview with him:

It's also worth noting that before you donate your money to ANY charity you should examine their financial statements and see what percentage of your donation reaches the intended cause.  I think with Kony 2012 only 31% does which seems paltry.  That said however, if the movie gets the whole world concerned about stamping out Kony, creating a coalition of international pressure/action, it could be worthwhile.  It could also send us down a rabbit hole...



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