Another Religious NUTJOB CONMAN

United States
January 3, 2008 8:16am CST
When will people learn to ignore people like this? Like what? Click the link. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,319728,00.html Yes, myLotters, another religious nutjob conman has made a prediction! You'all be sure to send him a contribution, now ya'hear! So, why do I call this guy a religious nutjob conman? Consider what he predicted. 1) There is going to be violence in the world. (When has there not been violence in the world?) 2) The USA will suffer a recession. (The party out of power in the USA always claims 'citing evidence' there is a recession) These are not much in the way of predictions. How about these? 1) The stock market, while starting off poorly, will finish 2008 higher than it started. The USA will not be in a recession. 2) Crude oil prices, while briefly touching the $100/barrel mark early in 2008, will stay even and decline slightly throughout much of the year 2008 before finishing slightly UP for the year. The USA will not be in a recession. No, God did not tell me these things. Data analysis combined with scientific guess work told me these things. So, who do you think is more likely right? Myself or Pat Robertson with a little help from God? If you think Pat Robertson is not a religious nutjob conman, feel free to defend him.
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9 responses
@uath13 (8227)
• United States
4 Jan 08
I'm so glad all those followers of his prayed real hard. I'd have hated to see an actual neuclear terrorist attack. That would be a big leap forward for a group whose best tactic is to crash a vehicle full of fuel into something. So glad those prayers intervened. I have a few predictions too. Winter will be cold. Water will feel wet when you touch it. More children will be born & someone will die. You can send you donations to my foundation whenever you like.
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• United States
4 Jan 08
Your request for donations reminds me of a true story from the 1970's. A disk jockey got himself fired for repeatedly making a statement on air like the following: "Don't delay. Before it's too late. Send $2 today to P.O.BOX ????? Some city, Some state ?????" No product was offered or mentioned. Yet, the man collected several hundred dollars from doing this before he got fired.
@uath13 (8227)
• United States
4 Jan 08
If people are stupid enough to fall for this BS why not. I just gatta get a PO. box I guess. With your donation of at least $5 you'll also get your own personalized predictions. Here's your first one for free. In 2008 I predict that you will get older. Next year when you look back see if I wasn't right.
@ClarusVisum (2163)
• United States
3 Jan 08
It's obvious Robertson is pulling things out of his hat, but as for your predictions, sorry to say but the US is ALREADY in a recession--we're right at the beginning of it. Even 'secular' predictions can be wrong, right?
• United States
3 Jan 08
Yes, even secular predictions can be wrong. Particularily mine! As to being in recession, the problem is, "What is a recession?". This is part of the point I was making. Anyone can claim at any time the USA is in recession. There is no clear cut agreed upon definition. My prediction is that the early part of 2008 will be the lowest period of economic activity for the USA in 2008. So, in a sense you could argue I'm saying maybe we are in a recession now and pulling out of it. However, I'm not maintaining we are in a recession now, just that the economy is getting better in 2008. If a good 2008 sounds unrealistic, just remember this is a presidential election year and they usually are good years for the USA economically.
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• United States
3 Jan 08
I use this general definition for recession: "In macroeconomics, a recession is a decline in any country's gross domestic product (GDP), or negative real economic growth, for two or more successive quarters of a year." --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recession Yes, election years are usually good, BUT this one will certainly be 'less good' than those in years where the economy is better. The figures from this past holiday season sent a clear message: the American public is tapped out. The shrinking of the dollar's value plus house values dropping etc. have yet to truly show their teeth in 'damage'. There isn't really any short-term 'good news' to be given about the US's economy, imho.
@Lindalinda (4116)
• Canada
3 Jan 08
Well, I think your predictions are much more sound than Robertson's. Tell me also what is going to happen to the Canadian Dollar. I think Pat Robertson is a religious conman and millions of gullible people support his work, otherwise he would not be so successful in raising funds and expanding his ministry.
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• United States
3 Jan 08
If you can get me a computer file of Canadian Dollar prices, I can project it using one of my 2 propriatary alogrithms. There is no charge as the projections are worthless.
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@Destiny007 (5820)
• United States
3 Jan 08
I have no use for televangelists or big city preachers or their glitzy performances, and as far as I am concerned they are performers. They remind me of the old snake oil men who would preach and then sell their potions afterwards. I am very suspicious of anyone who claims they had a "revelation", and these things do more damage to the way Christians are perceived in this country than just about anything else does... with the possible exception of some Catholic priests. I figure you probably have a better handle of the possible future in regards to the economy, however this alsdo depends upon whether or not the liberals mange to pass the "mother of all tax hikes" as some of them have been saying. If they do then it is recession city.
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@academic2 (7011)
• Uganda
3 Jan 08
False prophets are on the increase RYBD, and these prophets who range from those who mis interprete the bible to those who wrongly read economic bad times are awash in the world today. But when it comes to this man of God called Robert Patterson, I dont dismiss him that easily, he has made many very accurated predictions and I also know him as a very erstwhile miracle worker! I want to take his predictions very seriously-please give him the benfits of doubt and let time tell!
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@Adoniah (7523)
• United States
3 Jan 08
I do not trust any preachers, much less the ones who preach on TV because they are really in it for the money. Maybe that's the problem. Maybe his personal economy is on the downward slide. He is getting up there in years. Maybe he is losing popularity and the pocketbooks don't open as well for him!lol Preachers used to preach hellfire and brimstone. Now they preach doom and gloom. I would think that they would get a better audience if they were more upbeat. There is enough doom and gloom on the news to go around aplenty! Shalom~Adoniah
@Adoniah (7523)
• United States
5 Jan 08
Statistical predications can possibly hold water if one does not try to predict too far in advance but when they are simply pulled out of one's "burro" they seldom hold water.
• China
4 Jan 08
The personhood do not be too optimistic
@twoey68 (13662)
• United States
3 Jan 08
I never listen to those prediction guys. Ever since they all predicted the world would end in the year 2000 and yet here we still are...I think their all full of hooey. I'll just wait for whatever is coming and then deal with it. **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
@bonbon664 (3480)
• Canada
3 Jan 08
Pat Robertson is a fraud, nutjob, fake, charlatan who plays to the most vulnerable members of society. There's not a thing prophetic about his so called predictions. I would send Sylvia Brown money before this guy.