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Pope to Davos elite: Do more for poor

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posted on Jan, 21 2014 @ 12:13 PM
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Pope to Davos elite: Do more for poor

Pope Francis has challenged the world's business elite to do more to help the poor and vulnerable.
In an address read by Cardinal Peter Turkson at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics said it was intolerable that thousands still die each day from hunger.


The pope urged leaders to adopt a new "political and business mentality" and to put their skills to work for the benefit of those living in dire poverty.
"I ask you to ensure humanity is served by wealth and not ruled by it," he said.
The event sees global leaders congregate to discuss pressing world issues. Heads of state, central bankers and CEOs such as Yahoo's (YHOO, Fortune 500) Marissa Meyer and Coca-Cola's (KO, Fortune 500) Muhtar Kent are attending.


The papal address comes on the heels of an Oxfam report that found 85 of the world's richest people now own nearly half of the world's wealth.


I read earlier this morning that he was supposed to speak at the Davos thing today.
(It's like the Bilderbergers get-together, see the 2nd paragraph above for a sampling of attendees...The World Economic Forum is what it's called).

I'm surprised he was invited, let alone allowed to speak. YAY FOR POPE FRANCIS!!

Although, I doubt that the Americans living in poverty are tops on his list of "items to fix" - he's talking more about the dire impoverishment and starvation in other countries. I think.

I earlier posted a thread about how one rich Catholic had 'threatened' him to shut the hell up or he'd withhold further contributions to the RCC; and now the Pope has told the combined world leaders the same thing.

I wonder if it was a break-out session, or a keynote in front of everyone - and I wonder just who was in his audience. Let's hope it was in front of the entire crowd while they dined on caviar and champagne.

What do you guys think? Will it get results? Like, him being 'assassinated'? Or, like the world turning around??

I sure do like this guy.


(No, I won't become 'Catholic' - but I still admire him. Like the Dalai Lama, who says, "The Buddhist religion is for Buddhists - but the philosophies are universally appropriate. I urge people to stay with whichever religion they were born to." Okay, but, I still like and revere the Dalai Lama.)
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posted on Jan, 21 2014 @ 12:19 PM
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Religion should be abolished, however I'd say this is positive if people still even listen to the Catholic church



posted on Jan, 21 2014 @ 12:20 PM
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The roadblock to this in American corporate law is that corporations have to act in accordance with making the most profit for their shareholders. It's like the devil herself put that stipulation into corporate law. imnho all large corporations should be spending at least five percent of their profits to house the homeless, feed the hungry, buy concert tickets for the concertless, and cloth the naked (well, not all the naked). That would solve the problem, as would that pesky 1 percent tax on stock transactions that people keep suggesting.



posted on Jan, 21 2014 @ 12:23 PM
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I totally get what you're saying, Aleister. Thanks...

Yes, the tax system in the US is ALWAYS to be in "casino" mode - and it is totally out of control. Also, I think the 1% tax is a GREAT IDEA!!

(I especially like the concert tickets for the concertless...
)



posted on Jan, 21 2014 @ 12:24 PM
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I almost peed myself when I read the title. Just last night before bed I was listening to the late 50's radio broadcast of "The Shaver Mystery" with Ray Palmer and Richard Shaver. What a bizarre broadcast! Anyway they were speaking of the race living underground and the evil ones were "Deros", at first I thought it the same as your title and thinking the pope was making a highly symbologic gesture by saying that, there. Haha



posted on Jan, 21 2014 @ 12:26 PM
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if people still even listen to the Catholic church

Well, I certainly never did - and was disgusted by the last several years of pedophilia - but....
I'm listening to him, and I don't have a religious bone in my body...hopefully others will, as well.

I was just thinking after I posted this, that Pope Francis will probably be the ONLY "Pope" I know anything about. The only other things I know are I've seen a list (a long list) of Popes that were killed; and I know Benedict quit.



posted on Jan, 21 2014 @ 12:50 PM
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They wont listen to him. The concept of aiding the poor is totally alien to them and he might as well be speaking Martian for all they care. Money is their God, nothing else.

They had choices throughout their lives and chose to be ruthless greedy bastards. Their souls are damaged, and Judgement awaits them in the next life.



posted on Jan, 21 2014 @ 01:00 PM
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Somebody tell the Pope that it's intolerable that he sits on a throne made of gold in a city made of gold with a treasure chest worth multi billions and yet he selfishly sits on this money the Catholic cult dispensation doesn't need ( If God were real he doesn't need human money, he's got all he needs already)

This Pope could single handledly save millions of people.. yet does he.. nope.. Evil fart. Yeah.. tell me again how this nazi is christ like... I can't wait to see this one burn in hell like the rest.



posted on Jan, 21 2014 @ 01:12 PM
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"Ensure the world is served by wealth, not ruled by it".

All that needs to be said



posted on Jan, 21 2014 @ 01:48 PM
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Somebody tell the Pope that it's intolerable that he sits on a throne made of gold in a city made of gold with a treasure chest worth multi billions and yet he selfishly sits on this money the Catholic cult dispensation doesn't need ( If God were real he doesn't need human money, he's got all he needs already)

If I recall correctly, he refused to sit on the 'golden throne'.

And he refused to live in the "Papal Apartments" (luxurious) - but instead, lives in a humble apartment.


This Pope could single handledly save millions of people.. yet does he.. nope.. Evil fart.

He's only had the job for 10 months!!

Do you know how many people could single-handedly save 'millions of people' also? Apple corporation, for example. One of their executives, when asked why he didn't think it was appropriate to 'share the wealth' (profits doled out to 'shareholders') with the world (which could eliminate hunger WORLDWIDE in one go!), he said,

"It's not our job to save the world." (Or something like that; paraphrasing)

If you're truly interested, I can find the link/article, maybe.


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posted on Jan, 21 2014 @ 02:00 PM
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Privately, Apple executives say the world is now such a changed place that it is a mistake to measure a company’s contribution simply by tallying its employees — though they note that Apple employs more workers in the United States than ever before.

They say Apple’s success has benefited the economy by empowering entrepreneurs and creating jobs at companies like cellular providers and businesses shipping Apple products. And, ultimately, they say curing unemployment is not their job.

“We sell iPhones in over a hundred countries,” a current Apple executive said. “We don’t have an obligation to solve America’s problems. Our only obligation is making the best product possible.”


Here's one article...I don't know if I can find the original.

www.nytimes.com...



posted on Jan, 21 2014 @ 02:00 PM
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I'm sorry but this Pope is like the Obama for Christians. He spews candy and rainbows but in the end of the day he does nothing.

This pope is indeed the last pope of the popes, he is the pope of PR. Have you seen the headlines his making? Yet what has happened over the past 10 months? Believe me, the numbers of homeless people in Rome haven't declined.

If he was so sincere he could make a general statement stating the church will donate say 10% of the Vatican wealth to the people, nope not gonna happen.

Nope, how about those 400 priests who got sacked because of the you know what the you know who. They should have been brought in front of the camera and publicly humiliated and stripped of their humanity. Show an example. Nope words and nice speeches. No one knows what will happen with them, chances are they are just getting relocated.

I will say this, I hope the day comes I will look at this post and go "oh boy how cynical where you".



posted on Jan, 21 2014 @ 02:02 PM
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Have you seen the headlines his making?

Erm,
Yes. I have.

Welcome to ATS.



posted on Jan, 21 2014 @ 02:06 PM
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Hello! Well not bashing your thread or anything, I just think so far this pope is more air then substance, way to much PR going on. Like I said, I hope i'l have to redact my statement!



posted on Jan, 21 2014 @ 02:10 PM
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I hope you have to retract it also.

I understand your misgivings - we all have them. For now, it's only 'lip service', with a few major changes in who runs the Vatican Bank, removing pedophiles, etc. It's a work in progress. (Which religion always is...right?)

Anyway, you can't blame the guy for trying....would you want his job????

I wouldn't. But at least there's not all the "puppet" accusations about him that haunt Obama.
It will take decades/generations to get the world on board with humanism...but...
at least it's a start.

And, he has a nice smile - and seems to be a genuinely nice guy.



posted on Jan, 21 2014 @ 02:16 PM
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I truly wish I could believe his in it for the good of humanity, but it is my personal believe that in Vatican city only those corrupt get to take a seat. Indeed he has a nice smile, and he knows what to say, when to say.

The gap between the rich and poor has never been so high as they are today and there he arrives the pope who just happens to embody the idea people are fighting for... ugh.. who knows.

But then again... I do love my tinfoil hat hehe.



posted on Jan, 21 2014 @ 02:45 PM
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He is dropping pebbles in a large pond and if he keeps this up it will ultimately make large waves..

been following this guy for a while since he came up on my radar..I hope he can make a difference..but I have a sneaking suspicion he may not be around for that long..whatever people think of this guy he is making all the right noises..I wish him well..but the things he has been changing and advocating place him on very dangerous ground..

This guy has a lot to lose by poking the fire..because TPTB...will not allow a groundswell against them.

Good luck Mr Francis..I reckon your an alright bloke



posted on Jan, 21 2014 @ 02:51 PM
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This guy has a lot to lose by poking the fire..because TPTB...will not allow a groundswell against them.

Exactly!!!

I find him, so far, to be (seem) a genuinely kind and well-meaning man, as well as persuasive. Is it possible he, too, is an appointee by TPTB? I suppose so....

That's the most obvious thing when we think of conspiracies....
and, yes, I've been "fooled" by a seeming-genuine person a few times. (It sucks).

But - if he's really for real, and keeps it up....I agree that it could make a huge difference!!

For now, I'm simply thinking of it in the camp of believing that each of them (Obama and Pope Francis) were honestly 'elected.' That's the ONLY thing that makes me nervous about this new Pope. I fell for Obama's rhetoric, big time, twice.

My faith in the human race is really dwindling. I don't know if I want grandkids anymore. It breaks my heart to see what my millenials have had to live with.



posted on Jan, 21 2014 @ 02:52 PM
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Strange times ..who would have thought that the USA would have a black President..in spite of its history ...

Sure there is a plan ..somewhere



posted on Jan, 21 2014 @ 03:03 PM
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Okay; there's a plan.

It could be that:

TPTB finally realize how screwed they are, and how hated.....so, they came up with this 'behind the scenes' "show" for us - with a brand shiny new Pope who has his act together for all us "commie liberals" - since the deal with Obama worked out so well, why not try it again...but this time, in THE CHURCH!!

It's brilliant. ... IF they actually are working TOWARD that very goal. How do we really know?
Why would the Pope's remarks today have been so quickly advertised on the MSM???

What if the dreaded, loathsome PTB are actually setting it up so that it is a more egalitarian global society??

I am totally disgusted by Obama's foreign policy of drone warfare, and I have knowledge of it, and its roots (BUSH)....
I see how it escalates 'pay-back' terrorism.....

and now, after OWS, here we have Francis - who seems to be (whether scripted or not) BREAKING THE MOLD.

Who are most people likely to believe???? (I can just hear the 'producers' to the actors: Give them hope: just go out there and give them hope and change. It'll keep 'em satisfied for a few more months or years....." )

Sometimes I hate my tinfoil hat.

*scream*


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