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Room101 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 08:22 PM
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Billionaire philanthropist 'George Soros' blasts Bush again !!!!
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=655&e=2...

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Described as a counter-cultural investor whose net worth is more than $five billion, Soros has already contributed about $10 million to the anti-Bush campaign.

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Soros, who is chairman of the Open Society Institute (OSI) which promotes multi-party democracy worldwide, thinks that Bush and his aggressive unilateral foreign policy is doing more harm than good to the United States.

He also believes the president has neither the intellectual capacity nor the political prowess to guide the United States on a sound foreign policy course.

Bush's policies are bound to be wrong ''because they are based on a false ideology'', he told students last month in a commencement address at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in Washington.
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tedoll78 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 08:24 PM
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1. Can someone clue me in?
I hear that we spent about $7 million on turnout in 2000, although I forget the source (help!).

And now he wants to put $75 million into turnout efforts in 17 key states?! Amazing. If urban turnout is a mere 5% greater than rural turnout, our chances of winning more states go through the roof.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 08:36 PM
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4. Or would he do better to invest in computer literate poll watchers?
Or wouldn't that help, either?

Exit polls?

All right, voter turnout would be nice, too.
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Toucano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 08:27 PM
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2. Also on NOW with Bill Moyers last week
Edited on Sun Sep-14-03 08:29 PM by dralston
Check out the summary at

http://www.pbs.org/now/politics/soros.html

It was quite impressive. Too bad it wasn't on "Dateline" or "20/20". I think they thought Bennifer Lopez was more important this week. :boring:
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gristy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 08:28 PM
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3. Some not so good with the good it seems
Ironically, although his anti-Bush campaign has strong supporters in the current U.S. anti-war movement, Soros is still vilified by anti-globalization groups, who criticize him for his strong advocacy of free market economies and the global capitalist system.

Not everybody's perfect, I guess. And the $75M ACT ('Americans Coming Together') plans to spend to defeat bush is NOTHING to sneeze at.

Go George! THANKYOU!!!!!!!!! :bounce:
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hang a left Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 08:44 PM
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5. Please........
The guy is a Bildeberger and in cahootz with the Rothchilds and the Rockefellers. Groundwork has been being laid for years. Their man WILL be president, but their man hasn't announced yet. No conspiracy here, just me foilin' around.
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 08:46 PM
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6. Find me a billionaire
who does'nt advocate a free market and global capitalism! That's not a surprise is it? :shrug:
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 08:58 PM
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7. I wonder if Soros...
...knows about BBV.
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Yupster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 09:03 PM
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8. I thought we just spent the last 10 years
fighting for McCain Feingold to stop billionaires from doing this? I thought the limit was now $ 2,000 to contribute. This is some huge monster loophole in the law?
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