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."
Perhaps this is why the Pope doesn't consider paedophilia as an absolute evil.
What about his crimes against fashion?
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.
But, it was published on the Internet... it must be true...
You must have seen the ad of the girl with the "Bonjour" boyfriend.
You mean that mediocre, unfunny commercial with unnatural scripting commenting on an outdated outlook of the internet?
You expressed something other than agitated indifference towards that mind-numbing dreck?
Are you actually that condescending?
I hope they don't revoke your Mensa membership for being completely devoid of respect for others.
So, so sorry that I prefer my comedic commercials to actually be, you know, funny?
Like these, for example:
Never say "No" to Panda!
Ah, you actually are that condescending. Thanks for confirming my suspicions.
You expect TV commercials to have depth???
If they want me to buy their crap, then yes. Yes I do.
If Thailand can do it...
...why can't we?
Of course. Everyone makes their everyday purchases based on the depth of the product's commercial.
There are things we need to buy. We buy them whether their commercials have depth or not. And in all honesty, how much depth needs to happen in a commercial for car insurance?
"Expectation breeds resentment." I think you may be expecting too much from something as meaningless as a television commercial.
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!
I really need to stop reading your posts.
Enjoy yourself in here.
Perhaps someone will become wiser from your musings.
Start a new forum about the degradation of movies and I'll come by and straighten you out there as well.
Come on, didn't you think you knew everything when you were 25? I know I had it all figured out... and then I reached my 50s...
Oh, okay, well I went to Reuters:
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/ … ZI20130215
I also went onto the International Tribunal into crimes of church and state website:
The Reuters piece says nothing about any letter!!!!!!!!!!
And the itccs.org piece is nothing but conspiracy theory run amok.
From the same author that thinks the Pope was forced out because he won't tell the world about aliens, and thinks that Frankincense cures cancer, amongst other things
Hey, why not, I just saw a post in facebook that claimed 4 cups of water 45 minutes before breakfast was a cure for Cancer.
Nonono man, I've got the solution: I'm fat and I eat nothing but junk food, and I don't have cancer! Clearly THAT'S the cure!
I'm slightly disturbed by the source of the article. Way .... out there.
I was waiting for this to start. It's scarey how quickly fake letters become accepted as true on the internet.
Hey Claire. Let's not take any chances that this isn't true, or he will be granted immunity. I've got pitchforks, you bring the torches and we'll gather the lynch mob on the plane ride over.
I don't think they will let us on with the pitch forks, so lets call him over with some hand gestures.
Well, they'll give you a knife and fork on the plane, so that's kinda like having a small sword and a small pitchfork...
Do you realize how demented we would appear, standing outside of the Vatican, waiving plastic tableware while chanting 'off with his head'? Do you want to be laughed at?
All the greatest movements have humble beginnings!
I'm not so sure about this, but OK. We'll have to get Claire to buy tea candles instead of torches; to keep in proportion with the weapons.
Oh. And maybe we should inhale helium before we chant. That would be fun.
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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