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Customers Say Company Is "Preying On Faith"

There are 83 comments on the WREG story from Nov 3, 2010, titled Customers Say Company Is "Preying On Faith". In it, WREG reports that:

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Los Angeles, CA

#81 Nov 19, 2010
IRN/USA Radio news?

The mantra of the repro-Bates family, i.e. Dr.(Apparently honorary since it is nowhere to be found) Larry Bates and his son, Chuck Bates have quite the background in the field of broadcast news.(NOT)

Dr. Larry Bates is a veteran newsman,(sic) an economist [PhD in Agricultural Economics supposedly) and best-selling author.(Says who – Larry says!).

A former Legislator in the Blanton era in Tennessee back in the 1970′s and Bank CEO, Dr. Bates is a (nationally recognized) authority on geopolitical systems, the economy and their impact on people’s lives.(OK here we go)

Chuck Bates, also an economist,(not really – He just knows how to sell gold and silver)(No degree that is known of, except he IS a Bible school graduate). Chuck is Executive Vice President and News Director for IRN/USA Radio News.(And got his start in broadcasting working for dad, and has never done a news shift.) He previously served as an assistant in the office of Political Affairs in the White House.(Dad got him the job when he was in Tennessee politics.)

Great source of info here:

When did he become a Doctor/PhD?
Is it an honorary degree? Nothing shows up in any search, anywhere.
Larry Bates Bio
Bates, Larry (D)
(believed to be a old former address – Glenwood Drive, Martin, Tenn.)Representing House District 77. Born August 18, 1944. Married; Baptist; Pres., Bates Insurance Agency; Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Reelfoot Bank; Union City; B.S. University of Tennessee at Martin; Pres. Student Body UTM, two yrs., Pres. UT General Alumni Assoc.; Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Al Chymia Temple, Alpha Gama Rho Fraternity, Kiwanis, Tenn. Banker’s Assoc.. Tenn. Nat’l Assoc. of Life U-w, American Banker’s Assoc., Who’s Who in America; Who’s Who in the South; Outstanding Young Men of America; Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities; Who’s Who in Community Service. Member 87th, 88th and 89th General Assemblies

Source: Tennessee Blue Book
By Tennessee Dept. of State
Published by Secretary of State, 1890
Item notes: 1975-76
Original from the University of California
Digitized Apr 2, 2007

The ads are calls PI’s.(That’s a percentage for product sales) i.e., no pay IF no sale) and low rates for those commercials. And those MLM products are for the Bates coffers, from Colloidal Silver, Stem Cell pills, health and nutritional products etc., that give then quite a hefty cash flow.

Then there are the books and tapes that sell for a hefty fee, the Economic newsletter presenting convincing information that the call to action is to call the toll free number of FAMC, First American Monetary Consultants, Inc.,(the primary arm of the economic and political consulting and newsletter, with editorial & corporate headquarters in Fort Collins, Colo., and additional offices in Columbia, Mo., and El Paso, Texas,

Byhalia, MS

#82 Nov 27, 2010
Whee wrote:
I laughing my a** off. You poor dumb, gulliable xians. You bible thumpers will believe anything. Turn over on TBN, the bad hair channel, you'll see the hucksters and snake oil salesmen plying their trade and all legal and tax free. You deserve it up the butt!
Not all Christians are gullible,my friend.Just because someone says they are a Christian does not necessarily mean they are.Everyone needs to use commonsense as well.

Nashville, TN

#83 Sep 7, 2017
Had To Respond wrote:
d To Respond

I listened to your video regarding First American Monetary Consultants and felt I had to respond. I have attended seminars conducted by Dr. Bates for many years. Dr. Bates is an economist and a former banker and legislator. He has written several books. He anticipated the most recent economic crises emanating from the real estate excesses and predicted its timing almost to the month. He has been a severe critic of the Federal Reserve, particularly its handling of our currency such as the current printing of U. S. Dollars to finance our national debt.
Your characterization of his message as “Preying on Faith” is not correct. He does head a gold and silver company, but I have never heard him promote the sale of products from his company at any seminar I have ever attended. If a person has purchased gold or silver from his company, they have chosen to do that on their own. There are many, many gold and silver sales companies out there and a person has many choices. I attended his seminars for many years to hear his economic message and never purchased gold and silver from his company, and was never solicited to do so.
On your investigative report you make a very crude and unprofessional cutting and combination of statements from one of his seminars to create the false impression that he is stating that the Bible says to have gold and silver. The Bible does not state that and I have never heard Dr. Bates make such a claim. Your journalistic piece appears like you have collected material and combined it in an intentional attack and did some fact twisting in the process. The Bible does talk about our responsibility to have honest weights and measures and our current fiat currency is not an honest weight and measure. Dr. Bates does talk about that. He does recommend people to consider gold and silver as a portion of their savings, and many people throughout the world seem to be doing that today.
Dr. Bates does have a Christian testimony. Whatever dealings I have had with him he has been honest and trustworthy. I read the three complaints that you furnished in the accompanying material. There were delays but all were eventually satisfied. With the many transactions the FAMC must have one would have to expect some might have an administrative mix-up, but FAMC probably regrets any having taken place. That there are some employees who have left the company and express dissatisfaction, we can all anticipate that happening. I have even talked with people who left Channel 3 and expressed dissatisfaction with your policies.
Now he can quote from jail for stealing---finally got caught.

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