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Name
John Frum
Profile type
Individual
What I do
Aid/NGO worker based in the field, Aid/NGO worker based in HQ or a Regional Office, Aid Critic, Skeptic, Cynic
About me
Divorced development several years ago. Currently in an abusive, co-dependent relationship with relief.

It's time to shine a light into the dark corners.

Giving this-here social media thing a try.
My website
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/people-places/john.html
My other website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cargo_cult

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John Frum commented on Jennifer Lentfer's blog post To change the world, a pulse is required
"Who else did those students talk to? The extent to which one "has a pulse" is relative..."
May 11, 2013
John Frum posted a status
"bleh."
May 11, 2013
John Frum posted a status
"Hello AIDSOURCE... it's been a while. What's going on?"
Feb 18, 2013
John Frum liked Meg Sattler's blog post Of Haitian puppet shows, and why we should all strive to communicate better.
Oct 22, 2012
John Frum liked J.'s blog post Of missionaries and misfits
Oct 22, 2012
John Frum liked Rowan Emslie's blog post 3 Rules For Your First Overseas Posting
Sep 6, 2012
John Frum commented on Rowan Emslie's blog post 3 Rules For Your First Overseas Posting
"The Force is strong in young Rowan. Well done. Especially #2."
Sep 6, 2012
John Frum replied to AidSource's discussion When does dark humour go too far? in the group Stuff Expat Aid Workers Like
"the line is at beneficiaries, 'the poor', whatever you want to call those we allegedly help. we should never mock them or find humor at their expense. violence, too, whether direct, literal, structural or institutional. violence is never…"
Sep 6, 2012
John Frum liked AidSource's group Stuff Expat Aid Workers Like
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Sep 6, 2012
John Frum liked Lon Peterson's discussion Security issues related to Crisis in Syria plus link to updated GPR 8
Aug 31, 2012
John Frum posted a status
"ah... long weekend. time to mix things up on aidsource!"
Aug 31, 2012
John Frum commented on Aaron Ausland's blog post The Trouble With Impact Investors' Brains
"I've already wasted too many clicks and too much time here already. Tell me what's mind-blowing (so you say) here, in this space."
Jul 30, 2012
John Frum posted a status
"bleh. if yer gonna cross-post here, cross post the whole post. i'm not clicking the link to your little blog."
Jul 30, 2012
John Frum posted a status
"for gods sake, can we move "processed cheese" off of the top content list already?"
Jul 19, 2012
Michael Keizer replied to John Frum's discussion Basic logistics in the group Humanitarian Logistics
"Humanitarian logistics is a pretty wide subject, so probably the best thing to do first is to define what part of it you would like to learn about first and work from there; there a few courses that more or less cover the entire width of the field…"
Jul 13, 2012

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Hating Cynicism (is something expat aid workers like)

Posted on May 28, 2012 at 4:44pm 0 Comments

My internet coming out party, live at "Stuff Expat Aid Workers Like".

HATING CYNICISM

Today’s up-and-coming expat aid worker recognizes that the aid and development industry has finally come full-circle. The age of the ‘dark side’ of aid has passed. We’re in a newer, more refined world now. Donors who were once, long ago,…

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