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  1. Mrs. Marita Howell
    November 8, 2011

    Thank you for doing the research and summarizing your findings in such a clear fashion. We all should hold a degree of skepticism when reading or listening to requests for financial support and do our homework. Catholic Charities and Catholic Relief Services have an excellent reputation in regard to percentage of contributions spent on administrative expenses.

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  2. The Rebel Report Staff
    November 7, 2011

    Mrs. Sobol-Pastor:
    As the staff of the Rebel Report, we would like to rebut your comment. We feel that you have misinterpreted and/or misunderstood the point that Anthony was trying to make. It had nothing to do Hurricane Katrina in particular; it is just an example of a recent disaster that is not ongoing. We also take exception to your suggestion that Mr. Yauch ‘s premise is incorrect. If his premise is faulty, please tell us how. Mr. Yauch is a tenth grader in high school, you are an adult who teaches at his school and possesses advanced college degrees. We would welcome your input. Finally, “Just so there is no misunderstanding, there is still civil conflict and terrorists at work in Central Africa, but not the way it was described to us.” Mr. Yauch is well aware and stated in his article that Central Africa still faces challenges. This does not undermine the premise – that money donated to Invisible Children is used without public accountability. Maybe it goes to fund lobbying efforts, or into the pockets of its advisors, or they use it to wallpaper the bathroom, we do not know because of their non-disclosure policy, which is in direct contrast to how reputable charities operate. Thank you for your consideration.
    – The editorial staff of The Rebel Report

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  3. Mr. John Manear
    November 6, 2011

    Anthony did a commendable job in bringing many of the issues of the exploitation of children in Uganda and the changing role that Invisible Children played as that situation unfolded. He is very correct in pointing out that Invisible Children has detoured a significant amount of funding into their lobbying efforts in Washington and their public relations campaigns in the media. However, it can be argued that these efforts are crucial in keeping the world alert to this on-going atrocity.

    I have always thought that it was most appropriate for a Catholic school to be more supportive of Catholic charities. In this case, I think that Catholic Relief Services has the best track record in making sure that our charitable donations are in good hands.

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  4. admin
    November 6, 2011

    Mrs. Jean Brinzer:

    Nice job of research and writing. The article shows a lot of good critical analysis. Thanks for suggesting some thought-provoking questions.

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  5. Stefani Pastor
    November 6, 2011

    I am incensed that your comparison should be the Gulf South and Hurricane Katrina, as one who literally lost everything during the storm. I DO understand the metaphor, but it is a faulty one, IF in fact, your premises are correct about Invisible Children and the LRA.

    However, it does not change the fact that this IS still going on in other areas of Africa, and that groups, including Invisible Children, are working to end this in other areas as well, as they spread out.

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