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nwr
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Message 121 of 160 (238614)
08-30-2005 1:45 PM
Reply to: Message 120 by Tal
08-30-2005 12:31 PM


Re: This could get interesting...
Anyone know what the Organization of American States is?

Wow! I'm surprised that anyone would need to ask.

http://www.oas.org/

Have people stopped trying to keep up with international affairs?


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Tal
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Message 122 of 160 (238616)
08-30-2005 1:53 PM
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08-30-2005 1:45 PM


Re: This could get interesting...
Interesting.

Never heard of it.


"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind." - Albert Einstein
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randman 
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Message 123 of 160 (238800)
08-31-2005 2:54 AM


Chavez and Jesse are getting mileage out of this
Pat Robertson made a very stupid comment, especially considering his position, and the upshot of this is Jesse Jackson gets to be a statesman.

Amazing, and well worth the entertainment value, almost as much as the realization that Jesse brought his pregnant mistress to the White House with him when he came to "counsel" Clinton on his adultery and marriage.

In all seriousness though, Jesse might do some good with Chavez.


  
Phat
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Message 124 of 160 (238870)
08-31-2005 6:50 AM
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08-30-2005 12:31 PM


Re: This could get interesting...
This
link by Charles is interesting! Notice Hugo Chavez profile here.
This populist leader, who never missed an opportunity to address the nation, once described oil executives as living in "luxury chalets where they perform orgies, drinking whisky".

Church leaders in this overwhelmingly Roman Catholic country fared no better.

"They do not walk in... the path of Christ," said Mr Chavez at one stage.

No wonder Pat hates him so much! ;)

How many church leaders DO walk in the path of Christ? Interesting issue.

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Message 125 of 160 (238871)
08-31-2005 7:00 AM
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08-31-2005 6:50 AM


Re: This could get interesting...
Chavez kicks ass :)

That's why the US hates him. He will likely be deposed and replaced withs ome asshole dictator we will prop up for years. All in the name of keeping Latin america a loose knit bunch of bannana republics who barks on command.


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Nuggin
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Message 126 of 160 (240330)
09-04-2005 12:48 AM


Pat Robertson Kills Chief Justice
Using his connections with the almighty and the unstoppable power of prayer, Pat Robertson has killed Chief Justice Rehnquist.

Is there no one who can stop this madman?


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Message 127 of 160 (240331)
09-04-2005 12:58 AM
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09-04-2005 12:48 AM


Re: Pat Robertson Kills Chief Justice
Advocating the murder of the leader of a foreign nation, having a Supreme Court justice killed, Robertson sure sounds a like a danger. I fully expect the US administration to act swiftly to arrest this radical cleric and send him off to Gitmo.


If "elitist" just means "not the dumbest motherfucker in the room", I'll be an elitist!
*not an actual doctor
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RAZD
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Message 128 of 160 (240347)
09-04-2005 7:23 AM
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09-04-2005 12:48 AM


Re: Pat Robertson Kills {Activitst} Chief Justice
heh, Robertson's prayers were answered.

Rehnquist, a conservative force who pushed the closely divided nine-member court to the right in his more than 30 years on the bench, died on Saturday at age 80 after a battle with thyroid cancer.

And he was an activist judge too, bringing the court into the elections in 2000 to thwart the votes of the people.

{abe}

It will be interesting to see what Robertson has to say about this eh? Will he change his tune, say he never said, was misinterpreted, etc?

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Message 129 of 160 (240378)
09-04-2005 12:33 PM
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09-04-2005 7:23 AM


Re: Pat Robertson Kills {Activitst} Chief Justice
That's too bad. However conservative Rehnquist, he wasn't a totally crazy f*** like Scalia.
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Message 130 of 160 (240383)
09-04-2005 12:53 PM
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09-04-2005 12:33 PM


Re: Pat Robertson Kills {Activitst} Chief Justice
yeah, did Robertson have Rehnquist killed by secret ops so that scalia could be chief justice?


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Message 131 of 160 (240497)
09-05-2005 5:22 AM
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09-04-2005 12:53 PM


Re: Pat Robertson Kills {Activitst} Chief Justice
I riffed on this in another thread. If Robertson and his minions prayed for God to strike down the wayward court members, and God's response was to make O'Connor retire and kill Rehnquist, shouldn't he be looking very closely at what that means.

Either God has very poor aim, or Robertson was wrong on who was wayward.

In any case, for all those believing in the miraculous, including the power of prayer, it is time for them to come forward and charge Robertson and his followers with murder, or conspiracy to murder a federal official.


holmes
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Message 132 of 160 (240568)
09-05-2005 12:32 PM
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09-05-2005 5:22 AM


Re: Pat Robertson Kills {Activitst} Chief Justice
Either God has very poor aim, or Robertson was wrong on who was wayward.

It seems that after any world event that Robertson and his ilk (term used with ill concealed contempt connotations) will wrap their faith around it

like Faith and the Katrina Hurricane Aftermath -- it is not the hurricane that was the problem but the lack of response, so he\she blames non-believers for the hurricane

If the cat5 hurricane that his Cuba had killed as many they would have crowed about it's godless regime causing the disaster, and if New Orleans had been spared by good planning and full proper reaction, they would have said it was god's blessing that did it.

It would be interesting to do a statistical study but the results would be ignored by those that need the info the most.


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Message 133 of 160 (241964)
09-09-2005 6:55 PM


Turns out Robertson is a racist, too
Max Blumenthal has a great article detailing how much money Pat Robertson, despite his calls for violence against democratically elected leaders and support of terrorist-sheltering dictators, stands to make through his charity Operation Blessing.

Yes, that's right. The same charity that Robertson used to bilk his followers out of millions so that he could move diamond mining equipment around and market a diet shake of his own invention is now prominently listed on FEMA's website of charitable organizations that are accepting donations.

http://www.fema.gov/news/newsrelease.fema?id=18473

That brief aside brings us to this Robertson Watch update. What I had failed to uncover the first time around was that Robertson and the Christian Coalition he founded were successfully sued by a group of black employees for racist activities, including making the black employees enter the premises from a back entrance and segregating them during meals. The allegations were so damaging to the organization that Robertson was forced to resign.

And now the Federal government is making sure that money from hard-working, generous Americans is flowing right into the pockets of this racist? I mean, let's get real. There's absolutely no guarantee that any donation to Operation Blessing is going to benefit any victim of Katrina.


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Message 134 of 160 (242142)
09-10-2005 9:40 PM
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09-09-2005 6:55 PM


Racist, con artist - who knows what else
We get an edited version of ABC World News Tonight on BBC News 24 over here.

There was an article on Friday night about Operation Blessing being listed on the FEMA site (they said it was second on the list but either they were wrong or it has since been demoted to fourth).

I suppose I shouldn't be surprised but my jaw did drop with the revelation that:

According to its most recent filing with the Internal Revenue Service, Operation Blessing gave more than half of its yearly allocation of cash donations — $885,000 — to the Christian Broadcasting Network, or CBN, of which Robertson is also the chairman.

I know Operation Blessing did have an explanation for this, but if it walks like a duck...


I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then
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Message 135 of 160 (242487)
09-12-2005 11:13 AM
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09-10-2005 9:40 PM


Re: Racist, con artist - who knows what else
From what I saw of the ABC story, first the director of Operation Blessing said that they never gave any money to CBN, but when confronted by the actually numbers, he said he wasn't going to talk about accounting practices.
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