The Pope has scheduled a meeting with the Italian president to request immunity from prosecution from the government. The letter sent to the president prior to the Pope's resignation states:
An Open Letter and Appeal to Giorgio Napolitano, President of the Republic of Italy from Rev. Kevin D. Annett, Secretary of the International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State:
"...Our understanding is that, in the wake of pressure to have him resign his office because of his proven complicity in concealing child trafficking in his church and other crimes against humanity, Joseph Ratzinger is seeking the assistance of the Italian government in securing protection and immunity from legal prosecution."
Claire, don't you think this letter should be investigated to have ever even been written first. I'll wait to hear from a few real news stations before commenting. I did a fast search and found nothing from legit news stations.
That kind of mindset is the reason why Hollywood keeps churning out bottom-of-the-barrel, cringe-inducing cinematic cancer like Escape from Planet Earth, because people like you think movies made for kids don't have to be any good because they're "meaningless".
The same holds true for commercials. Just because commercials are unimportant doesn't mean they have to be garbage--that just encourages mediocrity and brain atrophy.
I just had this conversation with my 16 year old, and I seem to have it with him every three month. He doesn't understand why movies and games are being made without substance. I have to keep reminding him that that's the model that makes money and any publicly traded company has to make money. End of story. Sure it sucks, but it's todays reality. Watch old movies and play old games.
But the infuriating thing is that Hollywood has proven that they still CAN make good movies! Look at Life of Pi! Look at Hugo! Or The Muppets! Or Moonrise Kingdom, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and The Cabin in the Woods!
It's all just...just....RRHGHGHGHRJHGJHRGJRHPUEWHI
Wow, for 25 you are certainly wise in the ways of the world.
Please be careful in your use of phrases such as "people like you," especially when conversing with people about whom you know next to nothing.
Hollywood turns out crap kids' movies because many parents just want something to keep kids busy while they do something else, and they pay for their kids to be babysat by a movie. They don't care about quality. I am not one of those parents.
I also think it's time for me to stop discussing something as off-topic as television/movie quality on this particular thread.
Well, as I said, that mindset is polluting commercials, as well. Just because you don't particularly foster that brain-dead attitude towards kids' movies doesn't erase the fact that you do harbor it when it comes to commercials. That's a double-standard.
"I also think it's time for me to stop discussing something as off-topic as television/movie quality on this particular thread."
Pfffft, like there's anything to be had in this thread anyway. Hey guys! The Catholic Church is made up of pedophiles and liars! Also, water is wet and the sky is blue!
It will be good to notice that the Pope himself didn't commit any crimes and all his responsibility is vicarious liability, that came on him just because he was elected pope. His only "crime" is to protect his "church" from scandal,as the chief officer of it. He failed hence he resigned, nobody will prosecute him. For that matter nobody will prosecute even real war criminals if they belong to the most powerful countries or backed by them.
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