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footy22

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    English Championship 4992
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    Fabregas
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    many, more being won in the process
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  1. Re: EC 26335 - New Forum EC - Teams Available! I have returned to the forum for the first time in 6 months to say this: After a horrific string of results, Swindon, we are coming for you. Sincerely, Walsall. I'm also pretty sure that Bury broke the back of my team, as they've been struggling ever since we lost 0-7.
  2. Re: Fix By Mix - Europe's Solution. NEW CUSTOM! Great result, we scored 3 goals from the 81st minute to the 85th to seal the win. We are now more than a game out of the relegation zone and have a crucial game against Hearts to try and crack the playoff spots. By the way, there are three open teams. Ryan are you taking requests to join the league?
  3. Re: Fix By Mix - Europe's Solution. NEW CUSTOM! 6-3 win in the cup, we go marching onwards! Also, first time I saw the new 'match report'. Liked it very much! SM has done well with it.
  4. Re: Fix By Mix - Europe's Solution. NEW CUSTOM! Even though I won on the stats, I honestly don't know how I won. I played my 2nd team
  5. Re: Fix By Mix - Europe's Solution. NEW CUSTOM! so I lost 5-3 to FK austria wien. And one of my defenders got a straight red. Not the start I'd been hoping for. Well played WBAMad
  6. Re: WEBS League - Opened 9th Feb I'm in division two already, and a 6m cap is good with me.
  7. Re: Player Attributes on SM Wiki Bringing this thread back up again, but do these attributes, strengths, weaknesses, and special abilities affect how each player plays in the game? And if so, how? If a player is injury prone, that translates to the game right?
  8. Re: Fix By Mix - Europe's Solution. NEW CUSTOM! Hello all! I have taken over legia warszawa as the manager who was drawn for it never accepted the invite. Thanks again to ryan for letting me manage in the league, and hopefully this one won't go down the drain like WEBS. Anyway, I've started to put in transfer requests for whoever is left. Let me know if you'd be willing to loan anyone that is rated 87+ (and not at keeper). Thanks!
  9. Re: Official Arsenal Thread Quick question. Am I correct that if Chelsea win tonight then arsenal has to play into the Champions League next year?
  10. Re: WEBS League - Opened 9th Feb Beat Man City 4-3 and signed Inzaghi. Any generous teams out there that will help out a cash-strapped club?
  11. Re: WEBS League - Opened 9th Feb Get ready for Bradford lads...big move in the making
  12. Re: WEBS League - Opened 9th Feb I'd like to apologize for not being as active on here as I thought I would be. I just don't have time to go onto the forum anymore. I have been and will continue to update my squad, and once the season ends, I'll check back to figure out what's going to happen to this league. Really pleased that I got promoted, but I'm afraid about the lack of money I've got
  13. As you may or may not know, March Madness has officially begun! If any of you want to post predictions or your brackets, do so here!
  14. footy22

    Kony 2012

    Re: Kony 2012 I know this is long, but this is one of many different responses to Kony 2012 that I found to be very interesting. I'm not trying to troll here, or say that Kony is good, I just think that Invisible Children is a fishy organization and they have remarkable timing right when the US election is about to take place when violence has been happening for years in Uganda. "Dear Jason Russell, After being bombarded with your KONY 2012 crusade, I have no choice but to respond to your highly inaccurate, offensive, and harmful propaganda. I realized I had to respond in hopes of stopping you before you cause more violence and deaths to the Acholi people (Northern Ugandans), the very people you are claiming to protect. Firstly, I would like to question your timing of this KONY 2012 crusade in Uganda when most of the violence from Joseph Kony and the LRA (The Lord’s Resistance Army) has subsided in Uganda in the past 5 years. The LRA has moved onto neighboring countries like the DRC and Sudan. Why are you not urging action in the countries he is currently in? Why are you worried about Kony all of a sudden when Ugandans are not at this present moment? This grossly illogical timing and statements on your website such as “Click here to buy your KONY 2012 products” makes me believe that the timing has more to do with your commercial interests than humanitarian interests. With the upcoming U.S. presidential elections and the waning interest in Invisible Children, it seems to be perfect timing to start a crusade. I also must add at this point how much it personally disgusts me the way in which you have commercialized a conflict in which thousands of people have died. Secondly, I would like to address the highly inaccurate content of your video. Your video did not leave the viewer any more knowledgeable about the conflict in Uganda, but only emotionally assaulted. I could not help but notice how conveniently one-sided the “explanation” in your video was. There was absolutely no mention of the role of the Ugandan government and military in the conflict. Let alone the role of the U.S. government and military. The only information given is “KONY MUST BE STOPPED.” I would like to inform you that stopping Kony would not end the conflict. (It is correctly pronounced “Kohn” by the way). This conflict is deeply embedded in Uganda’s history that neither starts nor ends with Kony. Therefore, your solution to the problem is flawed. There is no way to know the solution, without full knowledge of the problem itself. We must act on knowledge, not emotions. Joseph Kony formed the LRA in retaliation to the brutality of President Museveni (from the south) committing mass atrocities on the Acholi people (from the north) when President Museveni came to power in 1986. This follows a long history of Ugandan politics that can be traced back to pre-colonial times. The conflict must be contextualized within this history. (If you want to have this proper knowledge, I suggest you start by working with scholars, not celebrities). President Museveni is still in power and in his reign of 26 years he has arguably killed as many, if not more Acholi people, than Joseph Kony. Why is President Museveni not demonized, let alone mentioned? I would like to give you more credit than just ignorance. I have three guesses. One is that Invisible Children has close ties with the Ugandan government and military, which it has been accused of many times. Second, is that you are willing to fight Kony, but not the U.S. Government, which openly supports President Museveni. Third, is that Invisible Children feels the need to reduce the conflict to better commercialize it. This brings me to my third issue, the highly offensive nature of your video. Firstly, it is offensive to your viewer. The scene with your “explanation” of the conflict to your toddler son suggests that the viewers have the mental capacity of a toddler and can only handle information given in such a reductionist manner. I would like to think American teenagers and young adults (which is clearly your target audience) are smarter than your toddler son. I would hope that we are able to realize that it is not a “Star Wars” game with aliens and robots in some far off galaxy as your son suggests, but a real world conflict with real world people in Uganda. This is a real life conflict with real life consequences. Secondly, and more importantly, it is offensive to Ugandans. The very name “Invisible Children” is offensive. You claim you make the invisible, visible. The statements, “We have seen these kids.” and “No one knew about these kids.” are part of your slogan. You seem to be strongly hinting that you somehow have validated and found these kids and their struggles. Whether you see them or not, they were always there. Your having seen the kids does not validate their existence in any shape or form or bring it any more significance. You say “no one” knew about the kids. What about the kids themselves? What about the families of the kids who were killed and abducted? Are they “no one?” Are they not human? These children are not invisible, you are making them invisible by silencing, dehumanizing, marketing, and invalidating them. Last year I went to Gulu, Uganda, where Invisible Children is based, and interviewed over 50 locals. Every single person questioned Invisible Children’s legitimacy and intention. Every single person. If anything, it seemed the people saw Invisible Children as a bigger threat than Joseph Kony at the time. Why is it the very people you are trying to “help” feel more offense than relief with your aid? “They come here to make money and use us.” “It makes us feel terrible to be presented as being so stupid and helpless.” These are direct quotes. This was the sentiment of the majority of the people that I interviewed in varying degrees. I definitely didn’t see or hear these voices or opinions in your video. If you are to be “saving” the Acholi people, the very least you can be doing is holding yourself accountable to them and actually listening to what they have to say. This offensive, inaccurate misconstruction of Ugandans and its conflict makes me wonder what and whom this is really about. It seems that you feel very good about yourself being a savior, a Luke Skywalker of sorts, and same with the girl in your video who passionately states, “This is what defines us”. Therefore, I can’t help but wonder if Invisible Children is more about defining the American do-gooders (and making them feel good), rather than the Ugandans; profiteering the American military and corporations (which Invisible Children is officially and legally) than the conflict. Lastly, I would like to address the harmful nature of your propaganda. I believe your actions will actually bring back the fighting in Northern Uganda. You are not asking for peace, but violence. The fighting has stopped in the past 5 years and the Acholi are finally enjoying some peace. You will be inviting the LRA and the fighting back into Uganda and disturbing this peace. The last time Invisible Children got politically involved and began lobbying it actually caused more violence and deaths. I beg you not to do it again. If you open your eyes and see the actions of the Ugandan government and the U.S. government, you will see why. Why is it that suddenly in October of 2011 when there has been relative peace in Uganda for 4 years, President Obama decided to send troops into Uganda? Why is it that the U.S. military is so involved with AFRICOM, which has been pervading African countries, including Uganda? Why is it that U.S. has been traced to creating the very weapons that has been used in the violence? The U.S. is entering Uganda and other countries in Africa not to stop violence, but to create a new battlefield. In your video you urge that the first course of action is that the Ugandan military needs American military and weapons. You are giving weapons to the very people who were killing the Acholi people in the first place. You are helping to open the grounds for America to make Uganda into a battlefield in which it can profit and gain power. Please recognize this is all part of a bigger military movement, not a humanitarian movement. This will cause deaths, not save lives. This will be doing more harm, than good. You end your video with saying, “I will stop at nothing”. If nothing else, will you not stop for the lives of the Acholi people? Haven’t enough Acholi people suffered in the violence between the LRA and the Ugandan government? Our alliance should not be with the U.S. government or the Ugandan military or the LRA, but the Acholi people. There is a Ugandan saying that goes, “The grass will always suffer when two elephants fight.” Isn’t it time we let the grass grow? Thank you. Sincerely, Amber Ha"
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