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11-28-2007 08:25 PM  9 years agoPost 1
GimbalFan (RIP)

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Paraphrased accurately from a CNN Headline News story today:

"Oklahoma businessman Mark Green, founder of HobbyLobby, has pledged $70 million to bail out evangelical school Oral Roberts University, which is $50 million in debt after founder Oral Roberts was charged in a lawsuit with illegally misappropriating millions in funds to finance his own lavish lifestyle."

Discuss.

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11-28-2007 08:38 PM  9 years agoPost 2
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What's to discuss. Isn't he free to donate money where he so chooses?

If you don't like it, then earn a bunch of money and donate it where you see fit. I am not familiar with this story, but neither you or I have any details...so discussion is kinda moot, no?



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11-28-2007 08:41 PM  9 years agoPost 3
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What other details are required to form an opinion about a guy who would bail out a clearly corrupt man / organization with profits acquired from hobbyists?

I've only once ever purchased HL products. This will never happen again.

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11-28-2007 08:42 PM  9 years agoPost 4
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Someone needs to get a life.

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11-28-2007 08:48 PM  9 years agoPost 5
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Its not even the same HL

http://newsok.com/article/3174446/1196226200

"There is a fine line between cutting edge and bleeding edge.."

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11-28-2007 08:48 PM  9 years agoPost 6
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Someone needs to get a life.
Got a life, thanks. Got standards too.

Got dough to spend on this hobby as well, and whenever possible I'll avoid spending it with businesses whose founders/leaders morals appear to be skewed. He's bailing out a crook.
Its not even the same HL
I read that link. What do you mean, 'not the same HL?'

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11-28-2007 08:53 PM  9 years agoPost 7
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Taken from the story posted by helo_chris.
Green made it clear the donation would be for the university, not the Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association.

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11-28-2007 08:54 PM  9 years agoPost 8
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Update: And he isnt giving them the money until they have broken all ties and can show good governance practices. I say good for him, doing the right thing for the college.

http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/arti...7_1__TheOR41744

Its the Hobby Lobby craft stores, not the RC Hobby Lobby.
http://hobbylobby.com/

"There is a fine line between cutting edge and bleeding edge.."

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11-28-2007 08:56 PM  9 years agoPost 9
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Actually it was his son that spent the money and wasted it.

While I personal think ANYONE giving ANY money to those T.V preacher loosiers is a fool,
I do agree with the fact that it is THEIR money to do whatever they want with it.
Although personally I would rather see them burn it then give it to O.R

Which is worse, ignorance or apathy? I don't know and I don't care!

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11-28-2007 08:58 PM  9 years agoPost 10
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Its the Hobby Lobby craft stores, not the RC Hobby Lobby.
I stand corrected on this one then. My bad -- should've looked in to it further.

It still irks me though to see anyone bailing out a crook, even if the crook doesn't benefit directly from the bail-out.

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11-28-2007 09:01 PM  9 years agoPost 11
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Still irks me though to see anyone bailing out a crook, even if the crook doesn't directly benefit from the donations.
That is where you are mis-thinking and why I was not so fast to judgment. Sounds like he's bailing out an organization that would otherwise suffer as a result of the crooks actions. The organization did nothing wrong...the individual did.



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11-28-2007 09:02 PM  9 years agoPost 12
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As a sidenote...if the word "evangelical" were not involved, would we even be having this discussion? I bet not.

Flame suit on...



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11-28-2007 09:03 PM  9 years agoPost 13
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HobbyLobby and Hobby-Lobby

Wow. Truly amazing that two such similar biz names can co-exist doing such similar businesses.

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11-28-2007 09:04 PM  9 years agoPost 14
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.......it goes on to say two of his family members are to sit on the governing board.
I've only once ever purchased products from HL. This will never happen again.
We'll hold you to it

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11-28-2007 09:07 PM  9 years agoPost 15
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Go to the hobby-lobby site, they actually have a link to the other one. Too funny. I wonder who was first and if there is any money to be made there like with WWF wrestling.

"There is a fine line between cutting edge and bleeding edge.."

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11-28-2007 09:12 PM  9 years agoPost 16
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They probably get so many hits and phone calls from people looking for the latter,it only makes sence to put that link there.

Or,they're connected.Ya know,the Illuminatti thing

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11-28-2007 09:13 PM  9 years agoPost 17
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i work for hobby lobby... the difference is the r/c stuff is not in stores because of liability since alot of parents come there with kids... its the same company but the retail stores don't have anything to do with hobby-lobby.com

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11-28-2007 09:13 PM  9 years agoPost 18
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Flame suit on.
No suit needed. I despise ALL crooks.
its the same company but the retail stores don't have anything to do with hobby-lobby.com
So it IS the same family?

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11-28-2007 09:15 PM  9 years agoPost 19
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Told ya

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11-28-2007 09:18 PM  9 years agoPost 20
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yes if you call the corporate number you can get connected to either the retail store or r/c store... same company. the reason for the dash is so people dont think the retail stores carry r/c products

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