Originally posted by Daemonicon
That's the spirit. All of us are wrong, the difference is not all of us are willing to admit we are human, and we are imperfect. Everyone makes mistakes. Good on you!
*selfish push* I made a Kony thread basically calling this out. If you have an interest, here you go.
Originally posted by superman2012
Kudos to you for admitting it, not many people would!
That being said, my wife bought the whole kit that they were selling, and she still won't admit she was wrong. In your and her defense, it did seem like a worthwhile cause.
Originally posted by n00bUK
A wise man once said, "Create and be the change you want to see"
Hats off to you, you didn't have to make this thread but you did
And op, the kony video was emotional so don't be wound up that it deceived you, its human instinct to feel that way. Itgot me choked up and I even shared it with friends. But I clicked on after a day or two, I actually even forgot about it until this thread.
Thanks for sharing.
Originally posted by phantomjack
I don't want to be rude...but...
Do you think that ANY of us here on ATS remember YOU, let alone a thread from 4 months ago?
While making an apology and admitting you were wrong is valiant, I doubt that you really changed the lives of anyone who remembered the conversation to begin with.
Sorry man. Enjoy your S&F's.
Originally posted by tigertatzen
reply to post by My.mind.is.mine
Thank you for posting about this. I was one of those people who bought a wristband from them. They came to our school (Paul Mitchell the School, San Antonio) and put on a huge presentation. We were all shocked and appalled at the video they showed us, and it brought many of my classmates and learning leaders to tears. They even had an African woman get up on stage and tell her story. I hugged this woman and offered her words of encouragement, as did most of us there.
They set up tables in the front lobby with T-shirts, bags and bracelets. I think the shirts were $30. The tote bags were $65 and we were told that they were handmade by African women in a village. The wristbands were $5 and almost every student bought one. We wore them for weeks until the strings became frayed. To give you an idea of how many people did this; we have approximately 500 students attending the cosmetology and esthetics program. And all of us bought into it (literally) hook, line and sinker.
I don't watch TV or read the newspaper or any news websites because I'm too busy and it's depressing. So I was unaware that this was a scam, and so was everyone else at school. We all feel so violated. Most of us couldn't really afford to spend money that day but in the spirit of charity we dug into our pockets and wallets so that we could help these people. We thought we were doing the right thing.
I am absolutely blown away by the lengths people will go to in order to make a buck. I would have rather given my five dollars to one of the many homeless and hungry people struggling right here in our city. At least I would have known that my money was going to actually help someone instead of lining the pockets of some disgusting, vile scam artist. It is no wonder that people don't want to help others...the risk of being deceived is too great.
S&F for you OP. You weren't wrong. You were mislead, like so many of us.
Originally posted by Chrisfishenstein
reply to post by My.mind.is.mine
23 stars and 12 flags for the appology......
I am sure we will get all kinds of star and flag enthusiasts jumping on your "I was wrong" bandwagon soon...
Congrats on the admission, too bad it doesn't go in the introduction forum.......
I know, I know, stars and flags mean nothing......but a lot of users on here are addicted to them.......
Hey you sure are getting a lot??? /sarcasm
Sorry, nothing personal....edit on 9/24/2012 by Chrisfishenstein because: (no reason given)