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(Al Jazeera)   Nigerian President accuses #BringBackOurGirls of psychological terrorism, proving that the hashtag campaign has at least accomplished something   (america.aljazeera.com) divider line 25
    More: Strange, President of Nigeria, Nigerians, Malala Yousafzai, Boko Haram, Abuja, abducted children  
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2014-07-16 02:38:07 PM  
Goodluck with that.
 
2014-07-16 03:55:58 PM  
Sounds like this guy has been watching too much C-SPAM. He's acting like a US senator.
 
2014-07-16 03:56:04 PM  
Slacktivists rejoice
 
2014-07-16 03:58:24 PM  

vernonFL: Goodluck with that.


Patience first
 
2014-07-16 03:58:49 PM  
Now if only we could have helped them move all that money out of the country by sending our bank account information...
 
2014-07-16 04:01:46 PM  
Does anyone even think those girls are still alive by now?

/only way you are bringing those girls back is by buying a sex slave.
//or perhaps some Grade H meat.
 
2014-07-16 04:02:22 PM  

vharshyde: Now if only we could have helped them move all that money out of the country by sending our bank account information...


BOSCO
 
2014-07-16 04:04:38 PM  
Raped 15 times a day. http://www.spyghana.com/chibok-christian-girls-gang-raped-1500-times/

Eff them. Replace their government with one that will actually do something.
 
2014-07-16 04:12:17 PM  
As said in the previous thread: As effective as praying

/ try doing something instead
// "Raising Awareness" isn't doing something
/// #Praying
 
2014-07-16 04:13:59 PM  

vharshyde: Now if only we could have helped them move all that money out of the country by sending our bank account information...


You didn't get in on that?

HAHA! Any day now and I am going to be rich!
 
2014-07-16 04:19:54 PM  
/still waiting at the airport for my $980,000 in $100 bills, I inherited from my long lost uncle who lived in Nigeria.
 
2014-07-16 04:28:49 PM  

fluffy2097: Does anyone even think those girls are still alive by now?


If they are alive, they are someones sex slave by now and long gone; want some real outrage? This has been going on for 200 years; while african americans claim "Racism" here; they are being sold as sex slaves or killed off in africa.

No outrage at all; because money cannot be made from outrage alone.
 
2014-07-16 04:34:40 PM  

Misconduc: fluffy2097: Does anyone even think those girls are still alive by now?

If they are alive, they are someones sex slave by now and long gone; want some real outrage? This has been going on for 200 years; while african americans claim "Racism" here; they are being sold as sex slaves or killed off in africa.

No outrage at all; because money cannot be made from outrage alone.


200 years? More likely 10,000. The names of the gods may have changed, but not much else has.
 
2014-07-16 04:54:19 PM  
That's ridiculous, sure it's useless and makes you look like a total farking moron on the world stage, but it certainly isn't psychological terrorism. Don't get me wrong, it is definitely a sign of total impotency towards being able to even consider solving the problem, but it is not...I repeat not psychological terrorism.
 
2014-07-16 05:23:34 PM  

Misconduc: fluffy2097: Does anyone even think those girls are still alive by now?

If they are alive, they are someones sex slave by now and long gone; want some real outrage? This has been going on for 200 years; while african americans claim "Racism" here; they are being sold as sex slaves or killed off in africa.

No outrage at all; because money cannot be made from outrage alone.


Umm... those are not mutually exclusive. Unless your argument is "Hey, at least you're not being sold as a sex slave, so stop yer complainin!"
 
2014-07-16 05:27:45 PM  
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well at least i am still helping...
 
2014-07-16 05:42:20 PM  
Sounds like someone is not liking the increased scrutiny all this hashtag activism has brought his do-nothing government. Surprise surprise surprise.

A little more pressure and we'll no doubt find that it is dear "Goodluck Jonathan" who ordered the kidnappings and orchestrated the sales of those girls to Saudi brothels in the first place.
 
2014-07-16 05:45:59 PM  
So should this new thing be called tweetivism? i.e.: the hashtag is your campaign .
 
2014-07-16 06:01:04 PM  
Not much good luck against the Islamic terrorist Boko Haram, eh Jonathan?
 
2014-07-16 06:02:41 PM  
This has little to do with the hashtag, and everything to do with President Badluck's crappy response to the huge problem that is Boko Haram.

I am sure these families don't want to be part of a photo-op that will make him or the corrupt government look good, or as if they are actually doing something about these lunatics, and the conditions that created them.
 
2014-07-16 06:13:32 PM  
Nigeria, please. #pettytoken
 
2014-07-16 06:51:59 PM  

abmoraz: As said in the previous thread: As effective as praying

/ try doing something instead
// "Raising Awareness" isn't doing something
/// #Praying


You're still talking about aren't ya?
 
2014-07-16 07:52:00 PM  

thatboyoverthere: abmoraz: As said in the previous thread: As effective as praying

/ try doing something instead
// "Raising Awareness" isn't doing something
/// #Praying

You're still talking about aren't ya?


It came up in a fark thread and he's rightfully mocking it. Maybe you can claim that # was effective because, in becoming the butt of so many jokes it indirectly spread awareness of the missing girls.
 
2014-07-16 08:15:54 PM  
So far, nobody who is mocking the hashtag activism has come up with any OTHER alternative to raising awareness about the clusterf*ck that is Nigeria's response to Boko Haram; no doubt because they have none and can think of none because they are a bunch of useless assholes (not unlike Boko Haram).

Nobody with more than a quarter-teaspoon of brains ever thought that #bringbackourgirls was ever going to secure the release of even one of those poor girls; it was never meant to. What it WAS intended to do was prevent the issue from being a Faux Nooz headline for ten seconds, a 30-second sound bite on CNN, and then vanishing into the ether never to be heard of again. It was meant to, you know, RAISE AWARENESS. And it succeeded beyond everyone's dreams.

Certainly beyond the desires of "Goodluck Jonathan" who would have preferred nobody was watching while his corrupt regime and complicit military allowed a bunch of backwoods al-Qaeda wannabes to sell girls on the black market and split the profits. Jonathan would have preferred nobody watched him continue to ignore Boko Haram's predations like they have been for the last ten years--did anyone but a few of us terrorism geeks know about Haram before this year? Then the hashtag activism has succeeded.

The issue now is what ELSE can be done about it, and what else people WANT to do about it. Do we want to let it continue like it has been, with Gutless Douchebag and his so-called army not looking for the terrorists, or do we want international military intervention, or what? Or do we want merely to laugh at people who have no say in these affairs who are doing their best to keep this entire clusterf*ck from vanishing back into the media darkness.
 
2014-07-16 09:22:26 PM  
Gryfalcon makes some good points.  NPR had a terrific/depressing interview with a guy familiar with the Nigerian government.

Goodluck's wife's first reaction was to call all the parents of the kidnapped kids liars.

Her second reaction was to say her husband was anointed by God, so, don't criticize him.   The Christian god, mind you.

Still, his take on Boko was worse: not only do they deny evolution, they apparently deny the earth is round.

Stay classy, believers.
 
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