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Why we’ve lost interest in the Nigerian schoolgirls, 100 days on

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posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 09:47 PM
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It has been 100 days since the Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped. What did #BringBackOurGirls achieve, and where has the outrage gone? United Nations adviser Robert Johnson writes from Nairobi.

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Your thoughts; discuss seems of cause the western liberals have a short attention span it seems atleast as short as their msn!
Hillary has suddenly forgotten her african girls are we surprised or not really btw whatever happened to the Kony Crusade!





posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 09:50 PM
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People have a very short attention span and won't remember stuff like that unless they are constantly reminded. If they would have started a special ribbon or other reminder to remind them they would forget if they don't think of it. Just a way the mind works.



posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 09:52 PM
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a reply to: rickymouse
This issue is at least as important as the mh17 crash just my $AUD worths of opinion.



posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 09:57 PM
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because 100 other headline disasters have taken it's place. The world is as unstable as ever. The one force that stabilized parts of the world without the rest of even realizing it was happening is gone. It seems as if that force is now secretly contributing to it. Hope & Change is a beautiful thing.



posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 10:00 PM
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I think it is more important than the MH!7 incident myself. These people who took these kids should be brought to justice. But when new doom comes along, the old doom gets discarded or forgotten.

I wish the girls would have been found and the people punished.


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posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 10:12 PM
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i like to post this every now and then. sums it up pretty good, on their part and the public in general.


but on a more serious note, it seems that the conflicts and struggles of countries in Africa always get pushed to the side. unless there is a first world county involved.



posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 10:13 PM
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Eleven of the parents have died since the kidnapping. Upsetting story and outlook here where they are closing in on the town.

The horror is not yet over. Let's keep them in our thoughts and prayers.

Personally I don't think we've lost interest, so much as that our attention has been diverted to other world horror stories, while little news is coming out about the girls and their situation.


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posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 10:34 PM
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a reply to: hounddoghowlie

Yeh i get your point, but the same observation could be made about us posters on forums like ats.
No doubt many trained journalists if they were scrolling through this site would see all our comments i think look at all these tin foil hats losers and no bodies commenting who gave them the right.
In my case i dont mind if others judge me as insincere in my concerns or not thats up to them to decide.
Point is hopefully we are attempting to provoke thought and point out short attention spans at least I am!


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posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 10:47 PM
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When you have several planes dropping out of the skies totaling over 700 dead or presumed so, genocide in multiple countries and/or terrortories, it gets kind of hard to keep track.

Glad to see a theme of good triumphing over evil.......wait a minute.

Am I the only one completely confused by how backwards we have become. What good is science, knowledge and the pursuit to whatever when whatever comes from it, does more harm than good. Is it at all possible for # to be more half ass backwards and broken?


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posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 11:26 PM
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This is a job for the Nigerian military, but if they are too weak, sympathetic or just plain pathetic to do anything about it we can tweet all day to no effect. I do not know what kind of talks or levels of support have been offered, but this acceptance through complacency is not setting a good precedent for Nigeria.

It is important that Nigeria learns how to look after themselves, I just hope the rest of the international community is ready and willing to help where it is appropriate and where they can.



posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 11:32 PM
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There is obviously no law there to stop retaliation so whats stopping the revenge? cowardice or laziness?



posted on Jul, 27 2014 @ 08:34 AM
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The Nigerian government refused the offer of SAS involvement to hit the terrorists and do a hostage rescue, insisted it was Nigerian problem and there would be a Nigerian solution, and promptly did sod all about it.

Not much the rest of the world can do when the Nigerian government is happy to leave the girls be.


I imagine they're all dead by now. Or sold into slavery and dispersed. They'll never find those girls now.

Don't blame the Western powers or the MSM though, this was entirely the fault of the incompetent and corrupt Nigerian government.



posted on Jul, 27 2014 @ 08:41 AM
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why is this about political party affiliation to you ?

is this really about the suffering or about making the "other team" look bad for you ?

I am an independent, so I get to call out both sides for their non sense, so spare me the name calling please
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posted on Jul, 27 2014 @ 09:10 AM
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originally posted by: NotSoAnonymous
because 100 other headline disasters have taken it's place. The world is as unstable as ever. The one force that stabilized parts of the world without the rest of even realizing it was happening is gone. It seems as if that force is now secretly contributing to it. Hope & Change is a beautiful thing.


The other thing is that there appears to be no progress in the search. No clues. So no reporting. It maybe that progress is being kept secret because of Western "special services" operations.



posted on Jul, 27 2014 @ 12:47 PM
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I would rather see taxpayer money be used for something good like this than what it is being used for now. This shouldn't happen anywhere in the world. Why not help them build an economy there so that people can earn a living? That should be the focus all over the world. I can't imagine what these women/girls have gone through. It's sad. It really is that any human would have to endure such a thing and not many trying to do something about it. They have to be wondering why nobody has found or helped them yet. Hopeless is what6 they feel.



posted on Jul, 27 2014 @ 01:17 PM
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If just one of those girls was a western white kid, the western media would still be interested. In any other context or developed nation, such an action wouldn't be acceptable and would have been dealt with within hours.

Unfortunately for the Nigerian army, they aren't entirely in charge and have equivocated themselves into inaction. Boko Haram have scared the communities and the soldiers who live with them. They were on the news a few weeks ago where it was shown how they'd driven into a town and decimated it for fun. Burnt out trucks, cars and businesses litter the town's main drag and nobody could stop them.

I suspect the greater picture is the local Nigerian soldiery are nervous that the Muslim threat is greater than the dismay shown in the community. Without the Nigerian Govt increasing regional troop numbers, it's seen as a fight they can't win.



posted on Jul, 27 2014 @ 02:05 PM
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a reply to: 74joff .

Of course! It doesn't matter now. Whether the missing plane a few months ago or the plane shot down or the Gaza/Israel conflict...all of them...ALL disappear in a few weeks when replaced.

Keep a list and see how long it takes for something else major to come along.

Its not that there was conclusions to those issues or that we don't care like...about those girls...its just media moves on to the next "big" story.



posted on Jul, 28 2014 @ 08:23 AM
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Its not that there was conclusions to those issues or that we don't care like...about those girls...its just media moves on to the next "big" story.

No hounddoghowlie is right the Don Henley song sums it up perfectly the corporate msn simply loves a hype & playing emotions especially over tragedies and journos are trained to be nothing but corporate PR prostitutes.
I studied communications & journalism at uni level once so i know about the "inverted pyramid" model for news reports. Point is all these modern journos mostly just PR spinners rather than original thinkers they are told to pump hype, and use emotional blackmail, over human tragedies then move onto whatever the wire services AP or Reuters say the next big globalist liberal news event is. So many women are now journalists also studying communications in college i hardly know what happened to the men in most areas of news media even RT has more women reporters than men and they dont even have western values!


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posted on Jul, 28 2014 @ 08:35 AM
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I am also a monthly editor, and from that standpoint...even though nothing may have come of a story as yet...I just move on. That does not lessen the severity or even timeliness of an event...it just becomes old news. Reader don't want the same news pe'rse over and over month after month.

I can remember we were horrified "oh my God we have to help those victims!" earthquake in Haiti, the tsunami, the Japan nuke incident, Syria, Libya, and all the others that for just that day and week...perhaps several weeks...they were the top stories and on the frontline.

Until the next one comes along...and then we collectively "forget" these important stories and replace them with others.

There is a saying "Bombs exploding over Manhattan! Washington in flames! People fleeing in terror as large comets fall form the skies around the world...These and more stories at 11:00pm. Tune -in. And now a word about McDonalds new triple cheesburger!"


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posted on Jul, 28 2014 @ 08:52 AM
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Why we’ve lost interest in the Nigerian schoolgirls

honestly?
because they're black, they're in Africa and because the TV stopped reminding us about it.



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