Nobody's Infallible: The Adventures of Pope Frank

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Re: Nobody's Infallible: The Adventures of Pope Frank

Post by Kolohe » 03 Oct 2015, 14:37

What I find baffling is with the media circus and road closures around the Vatican embassy, nobody from the press corps got a whiff of Kim Davis' ingress or egress of the grounds. SHIELD needs to hire Davis for their spec ops team.
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Re: Nobody's Infallible: The Adventures of Pope Frank

Post by thoreau » 03 Oct 2015, 14:47

Kolohe wrote:What I find baffling is with the media circus and road closures around the Vatican embassy, nobody from the press corps got a whiff of Kim Davis' ingress or egress of the grounds. SHIELD needs to hire Davis for their spec ops team.
And this.
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Re: Nobody's Infallible: The Adventures of Pope Frank

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 03 Oct 2015, 14:57

thoreau wrote:
Kolohe wrote:What I find baffling is with the media circus and road closures around the Vatican embassy, nobody from the press corps got a whiff of Kim Davis' ingress or egress of the grounds. SHIELD needs to hire Davis for their spec ops team.
And this.
Um, more likely the folks they'd want to hire worked for Rome. They have considerably more institutional history in such matters including, just to validate dhex's observation, Jesuit built priest holes.

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Re: Nobody's Infallible: The Adventures of Pope Frank

Post by Hugh Akston » 02 Nov 2015, 12:30

Vatican arrests two men for leaking confidential information
The Vatican said both suspects were brought in for questioning over the weekend, and were later held under arrest. Chaouqui was released on Monday after pledging to cooperate with the investigation, the Vatican said. Balda, however, was still being detained.

Both were arrested following a months long criminal investigation carried out by the Vatican gendarmerie, and face potential charges under a 2013 law that made it illegal in the Holy See to disclose confidential documents and information.
The leaks informed a couple of books coming out this week about corruption in the Vatican bureacracy.
The books appear to touch on Vatican’s internal tensions from Francis’ push for more openness within the vast network of offices and panels that guides the administration of the church, whose operations have been widely veiled in secrecy for centuries.

The Vatican’s bureaucracy covers major decisions such as how money is spent and how church jobs are apportioned, to smaller details such operations of the Vatican postal service and funds from church collections.

Francis’s efforts at more accountability have met resistance from groups within the Vatican, where conservatives also have opposed the pope’s outreach to divorced Catholics and others once shunned by the church.
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Re: Nobody's Infallible: The Adventures of Pope Frank

Post by Andrew » 02 Nov 2015, 13:48

How very presidential of him.
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Re: Nobody's Infallible: The Adventures of Pope Frank

Post by the innominate one » 02 Nov 2015, 16:03

It's a church, it's a government, it's a theocracy. Fuck that shit.
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Re: Nobody's Infallible: The Adventures of Pope Frank

Post by Aresen » 02 Nov 2015, 21:43

Hugh Akston wrote:Vatican arrests two men for leaking confidential information
The Vatican said both suspects were brought in for questioning over the weekend, and were later held under arrest. Chaouqui was released on Monday after pledging to cooperate with the investigation, the Vatican said. Balda, however, was still being detained.

Both were arrested following a months long criminal investigation carried out by the Vatican gendarmerie, and face potential charges under a 2013 law that made it illegal in the Holy See to disclose confidential documents and information.
The leaks informed a couple of books coming out this week about corruption in the Vatican bureacracy.
The books appear to touch on Vatican’s internal tensions from Francis’ push for more openness within the vast network of offices and panels that guides the administration of the church, whose operations have been widely veiled in secrecy for centuries.

The Vatican’s bureaucracy covers major decisions such as how money is spent and how church jobs are apportioned, to smaller details such operations of the Vatican postal service and funds from church collections.

Francis’s efforts at more accountability have met resistance from groups within the Vatican, where conservatives also have opposed the pope’s outreach to divorced Catholics and others once shunned by the church.
Andrew wrote:How very presidential of him.
But now we have the basis of a good conspiracy theory when he goes to meet St. Peter. It won't matter if he goes out at 114, drooling on his cassock, his passing will obviously be the result of a conspiracy.
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Re: Nobody's Infallible: The Adventures of Pope Frank

Post by Warren » 03 Nov 2015, 00:19

Aresen wrote:
Hugh Akston wrote:Vatican arrests two men for leaking confidential information
The Vatican said both suspects were brought in for questioning over the weekend, and were later held under arrest. Chaouqui was released on Monday after pledging to cooperate with the investigation, the Vatican said. Balda, however, was still being detained.

Both were arrested following a months long criminal investigation carried out by the Vatican gendarmerie, and face potential charges under a 2013 law that made it illegal in the Holy See to disclose confidential documents and information.
The leaks informed a couple of books coming out this week about corruption in the Vatican bureacracy.
The books appear to touch on Vatican’s internal tensions from Francis’ push for more openness within the vast network of offices and panels that guides the administration of the church, whose operations have been widely veiled in secrecy for centuries.

The Vatican’s bureaucracy covers major decisions such as how money is spent and how church jobs are apportioned, to smaller details such operations of the Vatican postal service and funds from church collections.

Francis’s efforts at more accountability have met resistance from groups within the Vatican, where conservatives also have opposed the pope’s outreach to divorced Catholics and others once shunned by the church.
Andrew wrote:How very presidential of him.
But now we have the basis of a good conspiracy theory when he goes to meet St. Peter. It won't matter if he goes out at 114, drooling on his cassock, his passing will obviously be the result of a conspiracy.
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Re: Nobody's Infallible: The Adventures of Pope Frank

Post by Aresen » 03 Nov 2015, 00:56

Haven't seen it. I was thinking more of the conspiracy theories surrounding the death of John-Paul I.

(Does a conspiracy theory involving the Vatican require one to wear a tin-foil mitre?)
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Re: Nobody's Infallible: The Adventures of Pope Frank

Post by lunchstealer » 03 Nov 2015, 00:58

Close, but instead of tin foil, it's gold leaf.
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Post by Aresen » 20 Jan 2016, 13:19

Pope tells Davos elite: Consider your role in creating poverty
DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Pope Francis told members of the world's wealthy political and economic elite on Wednesday that they should not be deaf to the cry of the poor and must consider their own role in creating inequality.

New technologies such as robotics must also not be allowed to replace humans with "soulless machines," he said in a message to the World Economic Forum in Davos.
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Re: Nobody's Infallible: The Adventures of Pope Frank

Post by JasonL » 20 Jan 2016, 15:08

I have fever dreams sometimes where people who say things like that inspire global twitterstorms calling them "wealth deniers" or something. Then I wake up. Unfortunately.

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Re: Nobody's Infallible: The Adventures of Pope Frank

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Aresen wrote:Pope tells Davos elite: Consider your role in creating poverty
DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Pope Francis told members of the world's wealthy political and economic elite on Wednesday that they should not be deaf to the cry of the poor and must consider their own role in creating inequality.

New technologies such as robotics must also not be allowed to replace humans with "soulless machines," he said in a message to the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Pope's already reading from the Orange Catholic Bible.
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Re: Nobody's Infallible: The Adventures of Pope Frank

Post by Warren » 21 Jan 2016, 10:05

Kolohe wrote:
Aresen wrote:Pope tells Davos elite: Consider your role in creating poverty
DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Pope Francis told members of the world's wealthy political and economic elite on Wednesday that they should not be deaf to the cry of the poor and must consider their own role in creating inequality.

New technologies such as robotics must also not be allowed to replace humans with "soulless machines," he said in a message to the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Pope's already reading from the Orange Catholic Bible.
Thou shalt not make a machine in the likeness of a man's mind.
But a machine in the likeness of a woman's body is still cool right?
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Re: Nobody's Infallible: The Adventures of Pope Frank

Post by Kolohe » 21 Jan 2016, 10:06

Warren wrote:
Kolohe wrote:
Aresen wrote:Pope tells Davos elite: Consider your role in creating poverty
DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Pope Francis told members of the world's wealthy political and economic elite on Wednesday that they should not be deaf to the cry of the poor and must consider their own role in creating inequality.

New technologies such as robotics must also not be allowed to replace humans with "soulless machines," he said in a message to the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Pope's already reading from the Orange Catholic Bible.
Thou shalt not make a machine in the likeness of a man's mind.
But a machine in the likeness of a woman's body is still cool right?
It depends if you believe in Ex Machina or Deus Ex Machina.
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Re: Nobody's Infallible: The Adventures of Pope Frank

Post by Warren » 21 Jan 2016, 10:11

Kolohe wrote:
Warren wrote:
Kolohe wrote:
Aresen wrote:Pope tells Davos elite: Consider your role in creating poverty
DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Pope Francis told members of the world's wealthy political and economic elite on Wednesday that they should not be deaf to the cry of the poor and must consider their own role in creating inequality.

New technologies such as robotics must also not be allowed to replace humans with "soulless machines," he said in a message to the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Pope's already reading from the Orange Catholic Bible.
Thou shalt not make a machine in the likeness of a man's mind.
But a machine in the likeness of a woman's body is still cool right?
It depends if you believe in Ex Machina or Deus Ex Machina.
This would be more of a Tripple Ex Machina.
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Re: Nobody's Infallible: The Adventures of Pope Frank

Post by lunchstealer » 28 Jan 2016, 23:43

Warren wrote:
Kolohe wrote:
Warren wrote:
Kolohe wrote:
Aresen wrote:Pope tells Davos elite: Consider your role in creating poverty
DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Pope Francis told members of the world's wealthy political and economic elite on Wednesday that they should not be deaf to the cry of the poor and must consider their own role in creating inequality.

New technologies such as robotics must also not be allowed to replace humans with "soulless machines," he said in a message to the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Pope's already reading from the Orange Catholic Bible.
Thou shalt not make a machine in the likeness of a man's mind.
But a machine in the likeness of a woman's body is still cool right?
It depends if you believe in Ex Machina or Deus Ex Machina.
This would be more of a Tripple Ex Machina.
Unless you're into German sheisse videos, in which case it's Deuce Ex Machina.
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Re: Nobody's Infallible: The Adventures of Pope Frank

Post by thoreau » 29 Mar 2016, 22:45

Pope washed feet of refugees, some of them not even Christian!

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/03/p ... 39136.html
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Re: Nobody's Infallible: The Adventures of Pope Frank

Post by Kolohe » 29 Mar 2016, 23:06

thoreau wrote:Pope washed feet of refugees, some of them not even Christian!

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/03/p ... 39136.html
The bigger deal was that some of them were not even men.
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Re: Nobody's Infallible: The Adventures of Pope Frank

Post by Aresen » 29 Mar 2016, 23:16

Kolohe wrote:
thoreau wrote:Pope washed feet of refugees, some of them not even Christian!

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/03/p ... 39136.html
The bigger deal was that some of them were not even men.
I hope someone who was gay got excluded. Just so that everyone can be pissed off about something.
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Re: Nobody's Infallible: The Adventures of Pope Frank

Post by thoreau » 29 Mar 2016, 23:25

Kolohe wrote:
thoreau wrote:Pope washed feet of refugees, some of them not even Christian!

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/03/p ... 39136.html
The bigger deal was that some of them were not even men.
Even worse than that, some of them are Christian but not Catholic!
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Re: Nobody's Infallible: The Adventures of Pope Frank

Post by thoreau » 18 Apr 2016, 17:43

"ike Wile E. Coyote salivating over a "4000 Ways To Prepare Roadrunner" cookbook without watching his surroundings, the Road Runner of Societal Inertia snuck up on them both and beepbeeped them off the mesa."
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Post by Warren » 18 Apr 2016, 17:59

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Post by pistoffnick » 26 Apr 2016, 13:29

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