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The Pope Quits: Now What?

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While Dan Brown fans are intimately familiar with the details of Conclave, there are those who have not studied Robert Langdon's every clue-busting eureka moment under a microscope. For them, the AP has this handy step-by-step guide for how a new pope is chosen. Traditionally, this flowchart if followed upon the death of the Pontiff, but following today's first papal resignation since 1415, it is time to apply a little of the "New Normal" to the Catholic church as well. The only unknown after reading the below flowchart should be how Diebold will rig the Cardinal vote so that a Goldman partner is elected.

From AP:

Electing a pope: conclave, oath, chimney smoke

 

Pope Benedict XVI's resignation sets in motion a complex sequence of events to elect the next leader of the Roman Catholic Church. The laws governing the selection are the same as those in force after a papal death. Here is the procedure:

 

— The Vatican summons a conclave of cardinals that must begin 15-20 days after Benedict's Feb. 28 resignation.

 

— Cardinals eligible to vote — those under age 80 — are sequestered within Vatican City and take an oath of secrecy.

 

— Any baptized Roman Catholic male is eligible for election as pope, but only cardinals have been selected since 1378.

 

— Two ballots held each morning and two each afternoon in the Sistine Chapel. A two-thirds majority is required. Benedict in 2007 reverted back to this two-thirds majority rule, reversing a 1996 decision by Pope John Paul II, who had decreed that a simple majority could be invoked after about 12 days of inconclusive voting.

 

— Ballots are burned after each round. Black smoke means no decision; white smoke signals that cardinals have chosen pope and he has accepted. Bells also signal the election of a pope to help avoid possible confusion over color of smoke coming from chimney of the Sistine Chapel.

 

— The new pope is introduced from the loggia overlooking St. Peter's Square with the words "Habemus Papam!" (Latin for "We have a pope!") and he imparts his first blessing.

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Perhaps most surprisingly, in the Paddy Power Pope Prediction list which has already been compiled for the degenerate gamblers out there, we have yet to find a former Goldmanite in the list of likely successors. What is certainly ironic, and shows the transcendence of Hopium in the New Normal, is that Paddy Power gives the odds of Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini becoming pope at 200/1. Only problem: Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini is dead.

 


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Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:06 | Link to Comment Haole
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Catholicism is a scourge and a disease.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 17:47 | Link to Comment tickhound
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Religion creates an unnatural barrier within any natural human thought experiment.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:06 | Link to Comment Frank N. Beans
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the pope says, "iQuit"

 

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:06 | Link to Comment Meatballs
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With regard to the headline question, frankly, who cares?

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:08 | Link to Comment Central Wanker
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Habemus Goldman, bitchez!

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:09 | Link to Comment americanspirit
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I remember several stories here on ZH and elsewhere that the Vatican is heavily involved in the bank scandals in Italy. How deeply and in what ways - who knows. But I think Pope Rat is getting off the sinking ship.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:10 | Link to Comment spanish inquisition
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I am going to go with an African. I am sure the SW franchise would spend a few mil on the Pope naming rights

Go after the Star Wars crowd and name him Lando II. It would fit on a lot of levels, both him and his namesake are black and it would be a traditional name. Re release all of the SW episodes, pure marketing genius.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:11 | Link to Comment Falconsixone
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Which one look the most like darth vaders anal probing dark saber force thusting maul extraordinaire?

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:14 | Link to Comment optimator
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Guys from ZH visit the vatican.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnUaUXZrYb0

 

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:37 | Link to Comment CitizenPete
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it's so stupid, that it's funny

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:57 | Link to Comment earleflorida
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let's go the obama way?,... it's a great time to rectify history's sad past and eliminate the color-fast barrier, once and for all-- now... would be the time to go-long AfricanBlack...???

Plea's, take serious note... the christian church was founded on the teachings of Jesus Christ, whom never wrote anything, his apostles preached the word that was the great and holy word for those that had ears to listen. 

Paul, whom the rewritten bible spends most time on was never in Jesus presence, nor was he even alive when Jesus preached. It wasn't until ~ three-hundred years later that selected? scriptures made it to the masses... used by a demonic Roman Emperor to save Rome from a crushing an most surely self-immolating destruction civil-war-- eventually having Rome succumb unto ashes! Not to mention that the reasoning was mostly in the 99.9% range to save his own hedonistic satanic, ass,... Constantine the Great, The Charlatan, The Coward!

The christian's would fight for his cause as he had made Christianity worthy of the Roman Empire. Without the Christian's, Constantine and the Roman Empire would have met their doom quite soon!!!

He appointed all the phony, money hungry, power hungry, hypocritical popes that have reigned over the Catholic Church since... having made a mockery of the 'True word of Jesus  Christ"!!!

take my words to heart...

jmo

thankyou Tyler

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:19 | Link to Comment Banksters
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A Priest, Pedophile and Con-artist walk into a bar...

He orders a drink...

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:22 | Link to Comment Mad Mohel
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Now what? All the deaf, blind, big-tittied girls of Rome no longer have to be snuck in to visit good old Joey Ratz.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:23 | Link to Comment Zymurguy
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I have no fucks to give...

Gas prices are climbing through the roof... that's news.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:26 | Link to Comment TalkToLind
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The smoke signal from the chimney is by far the stupidest gimmick I've seen.  His last official act should be to get rid of that tired bit.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 13:50 | Link to Comment Vooter
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The smoke thing would be fine if they put the pope in the oven and let THAT make the smoke...

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:33 | Link to Comment CitizenPete
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They have been "blowing smoke" since the Romans. 

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:42 | Link to Comment Kastorsky
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Now we are fucked.

This was the last pope in the Prophecy of Popes.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prophecy_of_the_Popes

Unless he was Mayan - then it's a joke.

 

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:46 | Link to Comment CitizenPete
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Bullish Pizzas, find the Pope...  bitties

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtbYrwlgJWk

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:39 | Link to Comment Jab Cross Hook
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Getting out before hard evidence of extraterrestrial life drops -- and invalidates all Earthly religions?

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 01:01 | Link to Comment StychoKiller
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Hmm, makes just as much sense as a lot of stuff I've read in the past year...

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:44 | Link to Comment conspicio
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Let the Catholic bashing begin! 60 non-stop days of fuck you up-yours and anti religious bigotry! wooo-hooo! Publish cartoons of him bending over, make implied jokes and tear everyone around you that is Catholic a new ass! After all, fuck them!

Meanwhile, back in the real world, your child is more likely to be molested by a unionized public school teacher than any priest, and most Catholic bashers are scared shitless of offending Muslims.

So, as I said, let the Catholic bashing begin because we are not in the real world and hey, Catholics aren't going to blow up your fucking building, chop off a few journalist's heads, or swear to destroy a fucking country in the middle east to make their point. Go ahead, push 'em over. Again! More abuse for the weak! Jeezuz fucking keyrist we live in a sick world.

And yet the train accelerates unbidden to the next moment of navel gazing. All aboard...

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 13:47 | Link to Comment Vooter
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"Let the Catholic bashing begin! 60 non-stop days of fuck you up-yours and anti religious bigotry! wooo-hooo! Publish cartoons of him bending over, make implied jokes and tear everyone around you that is Catholic a new ass! After all, fuck them!"

Well, if you weren't a superstitious monkey, you wouldn't have to worry about these things!

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 14:26 | Link to Comment Colonial Intent
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Ramen.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 01:02 | Link to Comment StychoKiller
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So, you're a Pastafarian?

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 02:49 | Link to Comment matrix2012
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The muslim and all the jihadists can only yell yell in pathetic and futile ways, they may be crying out loudly with all the obvious deadly threats...BUT THEY ARE ALL POWERLESS, and at best they are under control, just look at the Haus of Saud and those theocratic monarchies ruled by the installed puppet bloodthirsty Caliphates and Al-C.I.A-DA terruriz...

On the contrary, the Black Pope Worldly Kingdom is in a deafening silence.... they have less words but are maintaining the omnipotent and omnipresent faithful and dreadful armies and drones and zombies to execute their very wishes... diabolically dreadful power!!!

ps. One should not deny all the good things being accomplished by the many worshiping fraters and nuns in many places in the past and at present. What we all should care, pay close attention and be afraid are those on the top of the power structure in Vatican, esp. the corps of the Jesuit Order!

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:41 | Link to Comment mantrid
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in the age of technical governments, it's time for technical Pope

but this one contrary to others will at least be elected.. wait, no, he's elected by the unelected too

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:43 | Link to Comment SRVDisciple
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If the pope can resign because he can't in good conscience perform his duties why can't Obama? 

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:50 | Link to Comment Kastorsky
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don't kid yourselfs - the next pope will be from golman sax

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:53 | Link to Comment PUD
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If anyone made a study of the "church" you would sooner be a neo nazi than a catholic. Their entire history is full to the brim with criminal activity, genocide, sexual impropriety, money laundering, murder, conquest, witch trials, suppression of science, superstition, propaganda, lies to children, rape of children, book burning, racism etc etc. It is one of the most vile institutions to have ever existed on the face of the earth. 

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 14:10 | Link to Comment medium giraffe
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The Catholic Church actually helped some of the original Nazis escape Germany. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ratlines_(World_War_II)

"You would sooner be a Neo-Nazi". If you are a commited participant in any of the modern Western 'democratic' frameworks you are already a fully paid up fascist regime supporter, no?

 

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 16:20 | Link to Comment Uskatex
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The Catholic Church also helped many thousands of Jews to escape from Nazis.

I had an aunt who was nun in Rome during the war, and in her convent they concealed hundreds of Jews, and this happened in almost all convents in Rome (that you can bet were very many...).

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 14:26 | Link to Comment squexx
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Not nearly as bad as the record of the Satanic Tribe!

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 14:37 | Link to Comment medium giraffe
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No doubt they'll be jumping with joy at the thought of Pope number 112.

I really hope the world doesn't turn out to be an episode of Supernatural, that would be such a disappointment.  I hate lazy obvious plot lines.....

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 01:04 | Link to Comment StychoKiller
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My favorite was the Pope that turned out to be a female (a pregnant one at that!) :>D

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:55 | Link to Comment Pseudo Anonym
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sadly funny

how Diebold will rig the Cardinal vote so that a Goldman partner is elected.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 13:01 | Link to Comment Gimleteye
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Obama has no conscience--also, glad he is not Catholic--I think, he might issue an EO, would be the perfect combo, God of America then of Earth

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 18:07 | Link to Comment DoneThis2Long
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nor is he an American Citizen by birth, yet it did not stop him from claiming it, and his merry crooks gang from allowing him to 'front-run' the presidency, and all the eternal perks!!!

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 13:08 | Link to Comment ugmug
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The headline should read.....

 

First Pope To Recieve Pension Benefits - Paid Out In Gold Indulgences

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 16:50 | Link to Comment DoneThis2Long
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Do you mena he gets a Golden Parachute?

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 13:10 | Link to Comment Alpacanio
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What's the going odds in Vegas for the next Pope? 

 

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 13:35 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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Sheldon Adelson is 4-5...

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 14:20 | Link to Comment squexx
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http://www.paddypower.com/bet/current-affairs/pope-betting?ev_oc_grp_ids...

Cardinal Peter Turkson is 1 : 2 to win.

Funny how St. Malachy says Pope 112 is the last Pope and is known as "Peter the Roman." The Pope (number 111) quits on 11 Feb (11/2) in favor of Pope number 112.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 14:02 | Link to Comment matrix2012
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If it does happen so, we all are better to get ready to embrace the end, it may not be just another Mayan hoax! Scary...scary...indeed scary

Here's an excerpt from Eric Jon Phelps interview by Rick Martin from the May 2000 issue of The SPECTRUM Newspaper:

Martin: Let’s talk about Elizabeth II.

Phelps: Elizabeth II is a wicked, evil queen. She is the head of the Knights of Malta in England. She curtsies to the Lord Mayor in Old London, and she goes and visits the Jesuits of Stonyhurst and kisses their derrières. She has complete allegiance to the Jesuits of Stonyhurst, and will do anything they tell her to do, or they’ll get rid of her just like they got rid of all the rest of the monarchs in Europe.

Martin: So you see her as a pawn.

Phelps: She’s just a pawn, sure. She’s nothing. Remember, White men rule the world. Evil, White, sodomite, homosexual men rule the world, and these are the High Jesuits, with their High Knights of Malta and High Freemasons, they rule. And these women who are involved are just pawns in their game, like the queen, the queen of Holland, just to give the appearance that these nations have a sovereign monarch, when in fact, they’re just tools.

England has done some awful, terrible things, but all of the things that they have done increase and benefit the Jesuit Order. They never resisted Napoleon III. Napoleon III was a fanatical Roman Catholic Freemason, subject to the Jesuits, who was the King of France for 18 years, second Empire. England never resisted him. They fought with him in the Crimean War. And Napoleon III dedicated all of his ships to the Virgin Mary. England has been on the side of the Jesuits since 1815, no later. So, that means that the British Secret Service is totally working for Rome, all throughout the 1800s.

Martin: How did the Jesuits regain control of the Vatican in 1814?

Phelps: Remember that they were in control of Napoleon. A Jesuit by the name of Abbie Sieyes—you can find him, again, in Ridpath’s History Of The World—Abbie Sieyes was a Jesuit-trained individual, and I believe he was a Jesuit. He was on the Directory, and he was also on the Consulate; he was the second counsel. Napoleon was the first; he was the second. He was the advisor and director of Napoleon. Abbie Sieyes, being the Jesuit that he was, ordered Napoleon to imprison the Pope for 5 years, and he did! So, the Pope was in prison for 5 years until 1814, when he restored the Jesuit Order. The Pope, prior to that, was killed. They brought him over the mountains of the Alps, and he died through that debacle.

The Jesuits thoroughly humiliated the papacy. They used their French soldiers to overturn St. Peter’s chair, and they found, written in Arabic: "There is no other God but Allah, and Mohammed is his prophet." And THAT is what is under St. Peter’s chair today. That was stolen from some kalif during the Crusades.

So, they completely intimidated the Pope and showed their power. The Pope then restored them with a Papal Bull, calling upon the vengeance of the Apostles Peter and Paul, blah, blah, blah, for anyone who would ever suppress the Jesuit Order ever again. When the Jesuits were "reinstalled" in all their power, that’s when they were in control of the Pope, and from then on they have been.

Any Pope who resists them gets punished or murdered. And all the Popes know it. When Pius IX wanted a liberal constitution for the Italian people in 1849, all of the Italians were delighted. Here is a liberal Pope; he’s going to give us constitutional rights; we’re going to have a constitution.

The Jesuits raised up a revolution with Garibaldi and their Freemasons, and drove Pius IX from his throne. He had to stay in Gaeta for about a year. When he returned to Rome, under the protection of Napoleon III’s French army—actually, it was the republic’s army that would later be his "army of the empire"—but they returned with a French army, protecting the Pope, he became the most fanatical absolutist, pursuant to the wishes of the Jesuits.

So, Piux IX was punished. But the Popes who don’t obey, like, what was it, In God’s Name, the Pope who was murdered after 33 days, when he didn’t go along with the Jesuit Order, they ended his life.

[Editor’s note: Eric is here referring to the very well researched and deeply insightful 1984 Bantam Books gem (that’s very hard to find, for "some" reason!) by David A. Yallop, called In God’s Name, which details the author’s thorough investigation into the murder of Pope John Paul I the night of September 28-29, 1978 after John Paul had been digging into the massive web of corruption surrounding the Vatican Bank. For all of you who look for clues, note well the choosing of day 33 since his election for the execution of the murder.]

When you steal from the Vatican, like the Cardinal did at the PII Lodge, they killed him (Kalvi), and they hanged the other guy, beginning with the admiralty jurisdiction, at their first bridge of the sea. So they have their assassins everywhere to carry out orders. They are machines. They are the perfect "Manchurian Candidates" and they will kill popes, cardinals, presidents, kings, and kaisers, to maintain Jesuit power. They are utterly ruthless—just like they said they would be in the Protocols: "We are merciless."

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Mon, 02/11/2013 - 13:45 | Link to Comment Vooter
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"The Pope Quits: Now What?"

Ummmm...we laugh as he slowly dies?

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 16:49 | Link to Comment DoneThis2Long
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"Ummmm...we laugh as he slowly dies?"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grbSQ6O6kbs

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 13:49 | Link to Comment piceridu
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I heard that Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny have both tendered their resignations. Santa Claus claims that he will be applying for SSD because he can no longer reach down to buckle his boots past his 64 inch waist and as for the Easter Bunny, he states it's time for Hop & Change.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 14:53 | Link to Comment FubarNation
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We can make fun of the Pope and Catholholics but the reality is that the Church is a poweful force in the world. 

Fucking with it is not a good idea IMO. 

I have a feeling that it will die a slow death and if so it would be best to let it without intervention.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 16:27 | Link to Comment DoneThis2Long
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"as for the Easter Bunny, he states it's time for Hop & Change"

I heard he - along with many others - lost the Hope, and has no more Change!!!

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 13:50 | Link to Comment Don Diego
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If the Church elects a Negro as Pope I will never take again my children to church.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 14:11 | Link to Comment are we there yet
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Kenya still has a few catholics they haven't eaten or jahaded yet.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 15:24 | Link to Comment mick_richfield
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Personally, when I saw a headline containing the phrase "Black Pope" the first thing I thought was "OMG they're going to pick a Jesuit!?!?"  

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 16:22 | Link to Comment robertocarlos
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Go, but sit at the back.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 13:52 | Link to Comment TNTARG
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Big political manoeuvre needed. Diversion tactics. Headlines all over the World. Things must be really bad.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 14:12 | Link to Comment medium giraffe
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Just an asteroid.  Gonna miss. Everything is fine.  Nothing to see here.  Move along.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 14:20 | Link to Comment Frastric
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Bono! Lol!

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 14:24 | Link to Comment Colonial Intent
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Yes, but will the next Pope be a Republican or Democrat?

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 14:25 | Link to Comment squexx
Mon, 02/11/2013 - 15:55 | Link to Comment medium giraffe
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Arma geddon outta here!

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 14:45 | Link to Comment FubarNation
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Does this mean Lent is cancelled this year? 

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 14:52 | Link to Comment chaartist
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I dont know if Germany may play a role in this decission. I see power games behind this, like previous pope suffered to the last moment and now he doesn't feel he can do his job? when so many people in the world suffer? this is a very wierd message.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 15:05 | Link to Comment DoneThis2Long
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Has anyone considered the possibility of his resignation having something to do with an offer to become CEO at Golden Schmucks (aka GS)??? After all, he knows where all the assets are, and GS is in dire need for some more assets .... on the cheap.

Just a thought.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 15:08 | Link to Comment frenchie
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the problem is not much about the jew being malicious, rather the goy being so naive...

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 15:16 | Link to Comment DoneThis2Long
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Perhaps most surprisingly, in the Paddy Power Pope Prediction list which has already been compiled for the degenerate gamblers out there, we have yet to find a former Goldmanite in the list of likely successors. What is certainly ironic, and shows the transcendence of Hopium in the New Normal, is that Paddy Power gives the odds of Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini becoming pope at 200/1. Only problem: Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini is dead.

Given today's technology, anything is possible. Besides, look how many millions of dead people have votted, mostly in Chciago elections. So, I fail to see the relevance death plays in one's ability to lead. My best is still on him taking the helm of GS, unless he too is resting in preparation for 2016. American will need a miracle to get out of the shithole we are being driven into.

This world is getting nuttier by the day.

 

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 15:37 | Link to Comment Disenchanted
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"This world is getting nuttier by the day."

 

Mad World - Gary Jules

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 16:04 | Link to Comment DoneThis2Long
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yep ...

 

this 1 too

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 15:59 | Link to Comment DoneThis2Long
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I wonder what kind of retirement bonus/package he'll get?

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 16:02 | Link to Comment medium giraffe
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72 virgins?

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 16:29 | Link to Comment DoneThis2Long
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and all the Viagra he needs ..... no co-pay!!!!

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 16:34 | Link to Comment DoneThis2Long
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"72 virgins?"

Males or females? Is that in the 'fine print'?!

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 17:00 | Link to Comment medium giraffe
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I'm sure their usual choice is pretty well publicised! 

No need for fine print, just a box of Kleenex and a confessional...

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 16:02 | Link to Comment mantrid
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Electing the chairman: conclave, oath, candles

FED Chairman Ben Bernanke's resignation sets in motion a complex sequence of events to elect the next leader of the Federal Reserve. Here is the procedure:

— The FOMC  summons a conclave of PhDs that must begin 15-20 days after Bernanke's resignation.

— PhDs eligible to vote — those with ties to TBTF banks — are sequestered within New York City and take an oath of secrecy.

— Any wallstreet-approved PhD is eligible for election as chairman, but only keynesians have been selected since ever.

— Two ballots held each morning and two each afternoon in the Marriner Eccles Building. A two-thirds majority is required. .

— Bonds and stocks are traded after each round. Red S&P candle means no decision; green S&P candle signals that PhDs have chosen chairman and he has accepted. Negative bond yields also signal the election of the chairman to help avoid possible confusion over color of stock candles.

— The new chairman is introduced from the loggia overlooking Marriner Eccles Building entrance with the words "Helicopter money!" ("Quantitative Easing!") and he imparts his first drop of liquidity.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 16:13 | Link to Comment DoneThis2Long
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This sounds (way) too democratic. The new one will be appointed/named during a recess - Easter break perhaps. No need for all those wasteful hearings. Just toss in there some generous contributor who did not bail during the last "election". Word is Pritzker is going East to D.C. Doubt t'is to sell Girl Scout Cookies in front of 1600 Penn Ave.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 16:09 | Link to Comment gratefultraveller
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You don't think it might have to do with this?

"The International Common Law Court of Justice (ICLCJ) commenced a case on November 6, 2012 against Canada and its churches for crimes against humanity in the Indian residential school system. Today, the Prosectutor's Office of the Court posted its complete case containing 150 exhibits and other evidence proving that Canadian church and state are guilty of intentional genocide and a criminal conspiracy against indigenous children....

The Prosecution has named and subpoenaed as defendants Pope Benedict and the Vatican, the Crown and Queen of England, the Prime Minister of Canada and fiduciary officers of the Catholic, Anglican and United churches.
"Our aim is nothing less than the disestablishment of the institutions responsible for the worst Genocide in human history: the planned extermination of indigenous nations and their children on this continent" summarized ICLCJ advisor to the Prosecutor's Office, Kevin Annett Eagle Strong Voice today."

http://itccs.org/

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 16:45 | Link to Comment DoneThis2Long
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"You don't think it might have to do with this?"

Good find. Interesting point.

Thing is, what will the verdict be? Split the Catholic Church ala Ma-bell in the '80s? Jail the Pope. Demote him? Cut in pay? WTF will the resolution be? is not as if a good deal of the crap has not been known. Even Monty Python knew that!!!

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 16:15 | Link to Comment robertocarlos
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This next Pope IS the last Pope ever. Scary stuff.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 16:31 | Link to Comment DoneThis2Long
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Is Vatican going public too? Or converting all RE to Time-sharing or Condos .... then going public?

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 16:38 | Link to Comment trendybull459
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Mon, 02/11/2013 - 18:38 | Link to Comment Enceladus
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Not sure who it will be BUT if he takes the name Peter of Rome I will drop a load in my pants!!

The Prophecy of the Popes, attributed to Saint Malachy, is a list of 112 short phrases in Latin. They purport to describe each of the Roman Catholic popes (along with a few anti-popes), beginning with Pope Celestine II (elected in 1143) and concluding with current pope Benedict XVI's successor, a pope described in the prophecy as "Peter the Roman", whose pontificate will end in the destruction of the city of Rome.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prophecy_of_the_Popes

 

Not to mention this guy does some fancey christian math and tells us the next Pope may be the Reincarnation of John Paul II

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fogB6nJzEQ0

These guys think all the Popes since Pius X are anti popes

http://www.mostholyfamilymonastery.com/

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 19:01 | Link to Comment medium giraffe
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The prophecies are now commonly thought to be a load of bollocks by modern scholars and are most likely attributed to 17th C Jesuits.  Up until the 1600s they are pretty much bang on, then after that you really have to try very hard to make the oblique references fit. Still, they have their value in keeping the credulous entertained. I'd argue that you're much better off worrying about central banks or near earth objects than frail old men in wizard costumes.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 17:24 | Link to Comment I_Rowboat
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WANTED FOR HIRE:  Elderly front-man for well-known international crime syndicate.  Must feign outrage over creeping feminism amongst the female clerics within the organization.  Willful ignorance of child rape cases and experience in aggressive criminal cover-ups a plus.  Nazi Youth membership a plus.  Dogmatic adherence to pre-scientific, Iron Age miracle claims a plus.  Must supply your own ruby-red shoes.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 18:01 | Link to Comment DoneThis2Long
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OMG ...... no "Take This Job and Shove It" links ?!?!

What is wrong with us?

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 00:38 | Link to Comment matrix2012
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The papacy reign has pretty long history, 265 of the chosen have been seated there:  Pope Joseph Ratzinger is the 265th one, while the current Black Pope or officially known as the Superior General of the Jesuits, Adolfo Nicolás, is the 30th one!

Bibliotecapleyades.net hosts a killing chart of "The Most Powerful Man in the World" as below:

 

Satan / Lucifer --> Superior General of the Jesuits --> The Jesuit Order --> ILLUMINATI

 

ILLUMINATI :

*Council of the 13° of the Bavarian Illuminati

*Council of the 33rd degree masons of the Scottish Rite

*The 13 Satanic Bloodlines

*The Committee of 300

*B'nai B'rith  ("Sons of the Covenant", the oldest Jewish service organization in the world)

*Grand Orient

 

{Tier-1 Under Illuminati} BANKING & MONEY GROUP and SECRET SOCIETY GROUP

 

BANKING & MONEY GROUP

-Federal Reserve (USA)

-European Central Bank (ECB)

-International Monetary Fund (IMF)

-World Bank

-World Trade Organization

-National Central Banks

-Bank for International Settlements (BIS)

-World Conservation Bank

-Multinational Corporations (Exxon, Disney, Shell, Bayer, Hollywood...)

-Foundations (Rockefeller Foundation, Nobel Foundation...)

-International Banking (Rothschild, Chase Manhattan Bank, Deutsch Bank, Bank of England, Goldman-Sachs...)

 

SECRET SOCIETY GROUP

-Freemasons (Scottish Rite / York Rite)

-Skull & Bones

-Grand Orient Lodge

-The Grand Lodge Alpina of Switzerland (Grande Loge Suisse Alpina)

-Knights Templar

-Royal Order of the Garter

-Priory of Sion (The Prieuré de Sion)

-Rosicrucians

-Thule Society

-Knights of Malta

-Knights of Columbus

-P2 Lodge (Propaganda Due Lodge)

 

{Tier-2 Under Illuminati} EDUCATION GROUP - INTELLIGENCE GROUP - RELIGIOUS GROUP - POLITICAL GROUP

 

EDUCATION GROUP

-UNESCO

-World Peace Groups

-Planetary Congress

-Citizens for Global Solutions (previously World Federalist Association, changed name in 2004)

-World Constitution and Parliamentary Association

-Environmental Groups

-WWF

-Greenpeace

-Lucis Trust (Lucifer Trust)

-World Goodwill

-World Union

-Esalen Institute

-Media Establishment (ALL the media)

-American Society for Microbiology

 

INTELLIGENCE GROUP

-C.I.A (USA)

-F.B.I (USA)

-N.S.A (program Echelon) (USA)

-K.G.B (USSR)

-M.o.s.s.a.d (Israel)

-B.N.D (Germany)

-D.G.S.E (France)

-British Intelligence (M.I.5 - M.I.6 / S.I.S)

-Communist Party

-Interpol and Europol

-Drug Cartels

-Mafia / Organized Crime

-F.E.M.A

-Secret Services of Pakistan

 

RELIGIOUS GROUP

-World Council of Churches

-National Council of Churches

-World Parliament of Religions

-New Age movements (esoterism)

-Unity Church

-Unitarian / Universalist Church

-Baha'i

-Temple of Understanding

-Vatican (the Pope and the Cardinals)

-Opus Dei

-Roman Catholic Church

-Al Qaeda (Bin Laden)

-Theosophical Society

-Nation of Islam

-Hamas & Hesbollah

 

POLITICAL GROUP

-National Government Leaders

-United Nations

-Bilderberg

-Trilateral Commission

-Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

-Aspen Institute

-Club of Rome

-Bohemian Grove

-European Union (CEE & European Institutions)

-NATO

-Pilgrim Society

-Fabian Society

-Round Table

-Royal Institute of International Affairs (RIIA)

-Institut Français des Relations Internationales

-European Royal Families (England, Spain, Netherlands...)

 

 

Source: Bibliotecapleyades.net

 

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 00:30 | Link to Comment kchrisc
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This is how they should do it:

Throw a young handsome boy, about 8-years old, into the Cardinals' meeting room and whoever gets to him first is the Pope. But then should it be white smoke or brown?!

hujel

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 22:29 | Link to Comment matrix2012
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Habemus Papam—We Have a "Black" Pope!!

The Jesuits have elected a new general or Black Pope and Pope Benedict XVI has a NEW BOSS!!

Jesuit general Adolfo Nicolás (1936----).

"VATICAN CITY, Jan 19, 2008. (Reuters) - Spaniard Adolfo Nicolás was elected the Jesuits' "black pope", as the head of the largest and perhaps most influential, controversial and prestigious Catholic order is known, in a secret conclave on Saturday. 

Nicolas, 71, has run Jesuit operations in east Asia and Oceania since 2004 and spent most of his career in the Far East after being ordained in Tokyo in 1967. The order said in a statement that Nicolas had been elected to succeed Father Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, who received permission from Pope Benedict to retire as head of the order formally known as the Society of Jesus at the age of 79. Jesuit superior generals are known as "black popes" because, like the pontiff, they wield worldwide influence and usually keep their position for life -- and because their simple cassock is black, in contrast to the pope who dresses in white."  

History has indeed come full circle as the Jesuits have elected a Spaniard to be the next Black Pope. The Jesuit order was founded in 1540 by 2 Spaniards: Ignatius Loyola and Don Francis Borgia.

 

The Jesuits were founded for 2 basic reasons:

1. Enforce the Bull of Pope Alexander VI that strictly prohibits any nationality but Spanish from visiting the New World without a license.

2. Use the vast New World gold and silver to subjugate the entire world to the Spanish Inquisition.

THIS COULD BE THE LAST BLACK POPE!!

All true Protestant Catholic Christians should rejoice exceedingly because this could be the last Black Pope. Black Popes always outlive White Popes because the uncooperative ones get the cup of Borgia.

According to the Prophecies of "Saint" Malachy, there is only one more Pope to go until the end of time....That means that the next White Pope could be the last Pope to deceive the world into believing that he is actually God Almighty on earth.

The Spanish Inquisition controls the Vatican through the Jesuits!!

For the past 500 years, the Spanish Inquisition has controlled the Vatican by means of the Jesuits. All the Jesuits answer to their general in Rome, and he in turn is content to run the show from behind the scenes, without any publicity or public acclaim.

This secrecy is absolutely necessary because of the age-old Italian hostility to the Spanish because of the abominable behavior of the Borgias, and the Sack of Rome in 1527 in order to prevent the divorce of Henry VIII from Catherine of Aragon.

Since the official founding of the Jesuits 468 years ago, there has been a total of 30 Black Popes.

Since the official founding of the Jesuits by Pope Paul III in 1540, there has been a total of 46 White Popes.

How do we account for such a strange dichotomy in the number of Black and White Popes???

The answer is simple: Any White Pope who did not cooperate with the schemes of the Jesuits was given the poison cup . . . or in the case of Pope John Paul II—the leaden bullet!!

 

Pope Clement XIV banned the Jesuit Order by a PERPETUAL decree NEVER to be rescinded!!

On July 21, 1773, Pope Clement XIV banned the Jesuit order by a perpetual decree never to be rescinded:

"And to this end a member of the regular clergy, recommendable for his prudence and sound morals, shall be chosen to preside over and govern the said houses; so that the name of the Company shall be, and is, for ever extinguished and suppressed." (Bull of Suppression of Pope Clement XIV).

 

Dictionary definition of Jesuit and Jesuitism

Here is the dictionary definition of the word Jesuit and Jesuitism BEFORE the dictionary was bought by the Jesuits!!!

JESUIT, n.

One of the society of Jesus, so called, founded by Ignatius Loyola; a society remarkable for their cunning in propagating their principles. (Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary).

JESUITISM, n. The arts, principles and practices of the Jesuits.

1. Cunning, deceit; hypocrisy; prevarication; deceptive practices to effect a purpose.

 

ABOUT THE POPE #112 [ST MALACHY, THE PROPHECY of 112 POPES], SOME MORE LINKS HERE

 

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 10:59 | Link to Comment Cap Matifou
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German cartoon calender predicts resign date of the pope exact to the day. Printed in last August, the feb 10 entry shows the pope checking his winning numbers on the lottery, and he says: holy smoke, i quit tomorrow.

http://www.rhein-zeitung.de/startseite_artikel,-Papst-Ruecktritt-Cartoon...

http://www.rhein-zeitung.de/cms_media/module_img/1513/756991_1_articlepo...

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 13:59 | Link to Comment matrix2012
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The 85-year-old Pontiff’s resignation letter said: “After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry…”

On the other hand, Mr Ratzinger is well acquainted with the prophesies concerning his probable assassination, and his cardinals have most likely made him an offer he couldn’t refuse!

He will step down on Feb 28. Who will replace him: ‘Peter the Roman’?

“Peter the Roman, who will nourish the sheep in many tribulations; when they are finished, the city of seven hills will be destroyed, and the dreadful judge will judge his people. The end.”—St Malachy prophecy 1139

The Prophecy of the Popes, attributed to Saint and Kabbalist, Malachy (Moloch), is a list of 112 short phrases in Latin. They purport to describe each of the Roman Catholic popes (along with a few anti-popes), beginning with Pope Celestine II (elected in 1143) and concluding with the successor of current pope Benedict XVI, a pope described in the prophecy as “Peter the Roman”, whose pontificate will end in the destruction of the city of Rome.

PETRUS ROMANUS

By Thomas Horn & Chris D. Putman

FOR MORE THAN 800 YEARS scholars have pointed to the dark augury having to do with “the last Pope.” The prophecy, taken from St. Malachy’s “Prophecy of the Popes,” is among a list of verses predicting each of the Roman Catholic popes from Pope Celestine II to the final pope, “Peter the Roman,” whose reign would end in the destruction of Rome. First published in 1595, the prophecies were attributed to St. Malachy by a Benedictine historian named Arnold de Wyon, who recorded them in his book, “Lignum Vitæ”.

Tradition holds that Malachy had been called to Rome by Pope Innocent II, and while there, he experienced the vision of the future popes, including the last one, which he wrote down in a series of cryptic phrases. According to the prophecy, the next pope (following Benedict XVI) is to be the final pontiff, Petrus Romanus or Peter the Roman.

THE IDEA CHERISHED by some Catholics that the next pope on St. Malachy’s list heralds the beginning of “great apostasy” followed by “great tribulation” sets the stage for the imminent unfolding of apocalyptic events, something many non-Catholics would agree with. This would give rise to a false prophet, who according to the book of Revelation leads the world’s religious communities into embracing a political leader known as the Antichrist.

In recent history, several Catholic priests—some since deceased—have been surprisingly outspoken on what they have seen as this inevitable danger rising from within the ranks of Catholicism as a result of secret satanic “Illuminati-Masonic” influences. These priests claim secret knowledge of an multinational power elite and occult hierarchy operating behind supranatural and global political machinations.

AMONG THIS SECRET SOCIETY are sinister false Catholic infiltrators who understand that, as the Roman Catholic Church represents one-sixth of the world’s population and over half of all Christians, it is indispensable for controlling future global elements in matters of church and state and the fulfillment of a diabolical plan they call “Alta Vendita,” which is set to assume control of the papacy and to help the False Prophet deceive the world’s faithful (including Catholics) into worshipping the Antichrist.

As stated by Dr. Michael Lake on the front cover of “Petrus Romanus”, Catholic and evangelical scholars have dreaded this moment for centuries. Unfortunately, as readers will learn, time for avoiding Peter the Roman just ran out…

http://www.exohuman.com/wordpress/2013/02/pope-makes-way-for-the-antichr...

 

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 04:59 | Link to Comment Cap Matifou
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Sounds like fun

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