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Christ was Socialist Donating Member (649 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:52 AM
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Pat Robertson Near Billionaire and Weak minded Christians
This article is a little dated. But i can't get over the stupidity of Americans. This guy has about 4-5 million followers now. Damn to think i must claim the same country as these idiots. There is no excuse in the information age, for being an ignorant dumbass aka a conservative theocrat lover.


http://www.gregpalast.com/detail.cfm?artid=49&row=1

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If you don't know about the Invisible Cord, then you have not read New World Order by Dr Marion 'Pat' Robertson. This is the same Pat Robertson that the Bank of Scotland recently named chairman of its new American consumer-bank holding company. Interestingly, the Scottish bank's biography of Robertson failed to mention New World Order, the 1991 bestseller that the Wall Street Journal, in a mean-spirited review, described as written by 'a paranoid pinhead with a deep distrust of democracy'.


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The combination of ministry and Mammon has provided Robertson with a net worth estimated at between $200m and $1 billion. He himself would not confirm his wealth, except to tell me that his share of the reported $50m start-up capital for the bank is 'just a small investment for me'.

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refugees fleeing genocide in Rwanda. Robertson's press operation puts the sum at only $1.2m. More interesting is the way the Operation Blessing funds were used in Africa. Through an emotional fundraising drive on his TV station, Robertson raised several million dollars for the tax-free charitable trust. Operation Blessing bought planes to shuttle medical supplies in and out of the refugee camp in Goma, Congo (then Zaire).

But investigative reporter Bill Sizemore of the Virginian Pilot discovered that over a six-month period - except for one medical flight - the planes were used to haul equipment for something called African Development Corporation, a diamond mining operation a long way from Goma. African Development is owned by Pat Robertson.
Did Robertson know about the diversion of the relief planes? According to pilots' records, he actually flew on one plane ferrying equipment to his mines.

One of Robertson's former business partners recalled that, although he often travelled in the minister's jet, he never saw Robertson crack open a Bible. 'Everywhere we were flying he had the Wall Street Journal and Investors' Daily.'

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It is too early to tell whether his board membership of Laura Ashley will improve the company's fortunes. But, undeniably, Robertson is a master salesman. To this I can attest after joining the live audience in Virginia Beach for 700 Club, his daily television broadcast to raise money for the Christian Broadcast Network.

That week, he was selling miracles. Following a mildly bizarre 'news' segment (reporting, for example, that the Kosovo Liberation Army sells heroin), Robertson shut his eyes and went into a deep trance.


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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:06 AM
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1. a deep trance kinda like, Rev. Tilton's?
Edited on Thu May-06-04 01:07 AM by wtmusic
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2Design Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:28 AM
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2. Robertson's Regent University trains political candidates yesterday many
Won. We had elections for school board, council and mayor in several cities in this area. Many of pat robertson's graduates won those offices. Only about 10% of the people voted.

One of the places I go for lunch the guy is always telling you about Bush conspiracy.....he did not vote....when I asked if he will vote in November ....No....

His answer...Both bush and kerry are same. They both belong to Skull and bones....it is a satanic cult planning for ages to take over the world......so it did not matter who you voted for...

Pat robertson is taking over the area....in all the elections... several of his graduates were already in office...

To read some of the election results and views... www.pilotonline.com
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Gin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:12 PM
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6. I'm in the area and know of his influence....he's a gas bag...but a rich
gas bag. I vote, but didn't vote for the city council races.

28 earl Are you involved with any democratic groups in the area?
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2Design Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:51 PM
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7. I voted for school board, council and mayor
When, I got to the polling place realized their were so many school board. So I got the piece of paper with their names. I went and used the internet to find out about all the candidates. I already had the paper on the mayor and council races. I had also seen the article on all the Regent university people who were running in local races.

With the sample ballot in front of me, I could go down the list. There was one race with Sandra .....xxxx who was a RU graduate but the person running against her was much worse. She believe in Merit pay for teachers, which to me is a crock. Students need to be held accountable. Anyone who has taught knows there are students who do nothing and blame the teacher for everything..... So I look for more information on Sandra and found out she had been in a position with the NAACP and some other organization that helps people.....this made her seem to be more democratic than the other lady...

I have not gone to any dem meetings on saturday morning at 7:30am. I am not up at that time. I went to one Dean meeting. Email some of the people and never heard back from them.

There are very few dems here and I find calling or writing the senators seems to be futile. They don't care what the people think. Allen is really a trip once I read up on him.

When George says he doesn't want rogue judges....which is what their job is suppose to be..... I realize it is because of the South and their views. They only allowed interracial marriage in 1967 after the rogue supreme court told them they had to....The state level wrote a whole bunch of hate into the constitution over gays. They will not HONOR even legal contracts. They make them all null and void. All gays need to leave this state and never pass through here because the hate mongers have made sure gays have absolutely no rights over children, spouse, or property. It all goes to the state.
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SemperEadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:33 AM
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3. camels are flying through the eyes of needles these days..
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Christ was Socialist Donating Member (649 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:03 PM
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5. its amazing jesus said nothing of homosexuals
but quite a lot on wealth. I guess pr is a believer in supply side jesus
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RummyTheDummy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 02:12 AM
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4. If you believe in heaven and hell
Edited on Thu May-06-04 02:19 AM by RummyTheDummy
The devil himself is stoking the coals for this sack of shit when his time comes.
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