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"NSA Tapped The Pope", Spied On Vatican To Prevent "Threats To Financial System"

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In the latest blow, and a new low, for the US spying agency, earlier today Italian magazine Panorama blasted a preview of an article due for publication tomorrow, with the simple premise: "NSA had tapped the pope." According to a Reuters report, the "spy agency had eavesdropped on Vatican phone calls, possibly including when former Pope Benedict's successor was under discussion, but the Holy See said it had no knowledge of any such activity. Panorama magazine said that among 46 million phone calls followed by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) in Italy from December 10, 2012, to January 8, 2013, were conversations in and out of the Vatican." But while it is unclear just what divine information the NSA had hoped to uncover by spying on the Vatican, what is an absolute headbanger, is that according to Panorama one of the reasons for the illegal wiretaps was to be abreast of "threats to the financial system." We can only assume this means keeping on top of Goldman's activities around the globe: after all, when one intercepts god's phone calls, one is mostly interested what the bank that does god's will is doing.

From Reuters:

Asked to comment on the report, Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said: "We are not aware of anything on this issue and in any case we have no concerns about it."


Media reports based on revelations from Edward Snowden, the fugitive former U.S. intelligence operative granted asylum in Russia, have said the NSA had spied on French citizens over the same period in December in January.


Panorama said the recorded Vatican phone calls were catalogued by the NSA in four categories - leadership intentions, threats to the financial system, foreign policy objectives and human rights.


Benedict resigned on February 28 this year and his successor, Pope Francis, was elected on March 13.


"It is feared" that calls were listened to up until the start of the conclave that elected Francis, the former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina, Panorama said.


The magazine said there was also a suspicion that the Rome residence where some cardinals lived before the conclave, including the future pope, was monitored.

Cue another US ambassador being summoned by an "ally" country, more questions about just what US taxpayer funds are being spent on, more public indignation, and even more bad will (if that is even possible) toward the great, globalist US superstate that is no longer accountable to anyone but itself and a few select oligarchs.


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Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:14 | 4105277 IndyPat
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Then by extension...did they tap God?
They're pushing it...

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:17 | 4105299 knukles
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Cue the pedophile jokes.

Like speak right into the pink microphone....

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:19 | 4105314 slotmouth
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Hey NSA, if you see something say something.  This applies to pedophilia.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:21 | 4105322 Badabing
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"threats to the financial system."

The new

“threats to national security”

Isn’t it time to get the fuckwod bankers swinging from a tree?

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:25 | 4105343 Manthong
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OMG.. The freaking Pope?

Next thing you know we will find out that the NSA is the reason Saint Nick knows who’s been naughty or nice.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:40 | 4105415 Rick Blaine
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Yeah...this shit is getting almost too "good" to be true now...

I'm not even sure George Orwell could have seen this one coming.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:50 | 4105466 outamyeffinway
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Now THAT is God's work.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:54 | 4105475 Ying-Yang
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NSA reportedly tapped into Google, Yahoo data centers worldwide without telling either company

It's a top secret plan with a fittingly supervillain-esque codename: MUSCULAR. That tool, part of a partnership between the NSA and the UK's GCHQ, has been used to infiltrate Google and Yahoo data centers across the world, according to documents revealed by Edward Snowden and confirmed by sources at The Washington Post.

It's a breach of privacy that could affect hundreds of millions of users, one that neither company was apparently privy to...

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:56 | 4105485 Citxmech
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At this point, just to keep the list more managable, maybe they should start telling us who the NSA didn't tap.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:57 | 4105490 12ToothAssassin
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The more I hear of this spying, the more I think its all about industrial espionage and not terrists. /captainobvious

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 14:02 | 4105497 12ToothAssassin
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Here are a couple that even the NSA wouldnt tap

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 14:12 | 4105569 HoofHearted
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So, we're Rome, right? And we know how that declined. Why are we involved in everyone else's business? Why don't we have Ron Paul or Gary Johnson as president? 

They hate us for our freedoms...especially when their freedoms are taken away just like ours...

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 14:31 | 4105684 James_Cole
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Imagine how many $$$ Snowden (and contractors like him) could've made trading on all the insider info NSA has. Since it's all topic secret it's not like they could get busted.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 14:55 | 4105801 DaveyJones
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Give the NSA a break

They confused The Flying Nun with a Drone Program

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 15:00 | 4105815 asteroids
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You know, GOD gets pissed at this kind of immoral behaviour. OK USA, you've been warned. Should a plauge of locusts hit the White House, you will know why.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 15:08 | 4105842 TruthInSunshine
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Here's a quote from George Washington that is fitting regarding today's "environment," that I just learned of (I'm surprised I hadn't learned of it prior), and it's spot on:

"Government, like fire, is our most useful servant, if fully controlled by us, its citizens; and government, exactly like fire, becomes our most destructive master if not fully controlled by the open majority of its productive working Citizens! Only united-armed-vigilant & trained. Swiss 6,000 year Peace & Freedom reigned! Exception? None"

--- from 'The Army of Principles' by George Washington (American General during Revolutionary War & 1st President of the United States of America)

Thu, 10/31/2013 - 10:24 | 4108470 pmbug
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The Vatican has been calling for a NWO monetary system since 2011. It doesn't surprise me that the NSA might consider a group calling for a replacement to the petrodollar to be a threat.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 15:09 | 4105856 European American
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Hmmm, phone tapping the Vatican? They must have got an ear full of "doing the nasty with young boys" talk.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 15:15 | 4105879 The Big Ching-aso
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Hey man, "tapping" the pope just doesn't sound right.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 16:15 | 4106198 Deo vindice
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So we have the 'anti-Christian-God' nation listening in to the phone calls of the anti-christ.

How appropriate.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 16:06 | 4106142 Kirk2NCC1701
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Is he now "tapped out"?  Define "Tapped". 

Will they Taper the Tapping?

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 18:46 | 4106736 Papasmurf
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Here are a couple that even the NSA wouldnt tap ://

Who would tap that?

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 14:02 | 4105508 NewAmericaNow
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It's about being able to manipulate the right people. Just think for a moment how the intelligence shadow governmnet can threaten key polititians, judges, police to do their bidding or have their dirty laundry exposed and lives torn to shreds. Everyone has skeletons in their closets, some are just bigger.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 14:05 | 4105515 12ToothAssassin
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*cough* Russel Tice *cough*

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 14:06 | 4105501 Ying-Yang
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Think of the genius of Eric Snowden's intel being released slowly over time.

Just when public awareness fades another release... Brilliant

It is said he has 30,000 documents... Thrilling!

Mom and Pop.... how's your Gmail account doing? How about some iCloud baby?

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 14:53 | 4105791 gavrilo princip
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All respect to Snowden for doing something what seems to be right at personal expense.

Still, sceptic would say that It must be hard as it is, hiding all the truth from the sheeple, without NSA taping everything. Guardian has an editor, and to think anything that may hurt the status quo would be published, is naivety at least.

Maybe the world is just as we are thought to believe, lovely democracy and Obama spreading the peace, Goldmans doing the Gods work, Waren Buffet a nice old man, Bernanke saviour of the humanity, dolar hegemony being the best possible way etc...

My guess is on Obama and Bernanke being a smipleminded tools, Buffet out of touch sell out, Goldmans a principal tool and much more concious of its role in taking a cut for a parasites out of every productivity going on in this world, dolar a scam etc

If you believe the freedom has been gained by NSA being in best case censored, or made to spy only on the ordinary people, rejoice!

In other case, if watching this show wants you to move to the jungle in preference of the mosquitos to the human race, in my opinion it may be well worth it.

Thu, 10/31/2013 - 06:58 | 4107953 Ying-Yang
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Is it better to live inside or outside the evil Empire?

Thu, 10/31/2013 - 07:17 | 4107984 gavrilo princip
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As long as you are able to survive, I would say it is better

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 14:58 | 4105808 Kirk2NCC1701
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Journalistic equivalent of the Chinese Water-Torture.  Brilliant!  Sheer genius.

That's why some interests wanted the whole thing dumped at once, so they could... "manage the fallout".  Fuck 'em!

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 15:06 | 4105836 Svendblaaskaeg
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death by 30,000 papercuts...auch!

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 15:43 | 4105991 Ying-Yang
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Thanks to the Tylers... we on ZH are wide awake.

Eric Snowden's releases are waking up sleepers one category at a time.

Do you think Catholics will trust their communications?

Do you think German's will trust theirs.... and so on?

Bit by bit people will awake to the fact that the blue pill red pill world is not science fiction but science fact.

There is a dark dank other world out there where actors do their bidding without review. The NSA disclosures will tip the balance of public opinion worldwide.

I smell a change in the wind.

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 00:00 | 4110842 MontgomeryScott
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No, not a change in the wind.


There is yet hope now...


Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:25 | 4105345 InTheLandOfTheBlind
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vatican bank and money laundry are almost synonymous 

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:33 | 4105388 ebworthen
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They at least provide a service, unlike HSBC, Citi, and the J.P. Morgue.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:37 | 4105411 TheLooza
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Look, if the pope has nothing to hide, why should he care if we listen to him?  

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:41 | 4105416 J Pancreas
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"I like tuttles" kid needs tapped too. Sounds terroristy and whatnot.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:41 | 4105418 Manthong
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He's a Jesuit.. he has issues and reasons to care.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 16:32 | 4106306 Argos
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Yes, and as a Jesuit, he probably only speaks in Latin.  I bet you even

the NSA is having trouble translating.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 14:47 | 4105766 insanelysane
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The good old nothing to hide argument.

Except there are plenty of things that aren't illegal that organizations want hidden.

Let's say Ford has a new engine design.  Some NSA worker can sell that design to GM or Toyota.

And then some idiot will repeat, "if they don't have anything to hide, why do they worry about NSA."

Same thing with political campaigns and strategies.  NSA can provide the information to the highest bidders and idiots like you are saying "do what ever it takes to keep me safe."

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 20:47 | 4107089 BigJim
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Shame on you! The angels working within the NSA (and other such government departments) would never do such a thing!

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 00:16 | 4110877 MontgomeryScott
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The check's in the mail!

I won't get you pregnant!

No, I WON'T come in your mouth!


The NSA simply exists to keep the HEIMLAHNT (oops' 'homeland') SAFE! The TSA is simply there to grope your privates and those of your family in the interests of 'NATIONAL, SECURITY'! You really need to go stand in the 'free speech zones' and talk over there. That's it, little slave...the nice uniformed people with riot gear and tazer bracelets will direct you to your next point of departure. This might hurt a little bit, but, TRUST ME, this won't last long.

I had no idea that the NSA had 'angels'. I always thought of their tactics as 'angles'. Here, have another 'Tic-Tac'. your breath will smell so much better..

YOU KNOW, the whole '9/11' angle...


Wed, 10/30/2013 - 14:01 | 4105503 Urban Redneck
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The IOR is fucking rounding error, and if 100% of their transaction volume was money laundering, it would still be a rounding error. "Threats to Financial System" and IOR is a non-sequitur. This is an (im)pure and simple hunt for "leverage" (or perhaps the NSA is learning from the CIA and was trying to beat the bookmakers to finance black ops, not they actually have any need to after the 9/11 spending floodgates were opened...)

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 16:08 | 4105828 Kirk2NCC1701
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Technically, as far as the IRS, the Fed and TPTB are concerned, the Sunday collections from Parishioners are "substantial, undocumented and untraceable funds" -- which by their very definition is "money laundering".

Think about it, in their minds, every time you give to the Church, you are Aiding & Abetting "Money Laundering".  Pope Paul was not kidding when he said "Satan is in the Church, and there is smoke around the Altar."

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:35 | 4105392 Groundhog Day
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we need to go back to carrier pigeons or secret smoke signals

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 14:15 | 4105584 Wahooo
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My thoughts exactly. We have the Federal Government spying on behalf of the banksters.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:31 | 4105378 it aint easy
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In other news, the Vatican Security Agency are caught tapping the posteriors of local choir boys..

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:33 | 4105387 it aint easy
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Not so funny though, since it's probably true. :/

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 14:10 | 4105562 1100-TACTICAL-12
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Wayne Madsen said this was coming out yesterday on AJ show...

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:20 | 4105319 Crash Overide
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If you read 12th century land claims and dig deep enough the Vatican, "according to them" own most of the world. Many believe the Vatican is one of the power brokers giving orders to their own minions across the globe so why wouldn't the NSA spy on them too... Can't prove it, just saying.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:27 | 4105353 Crash Overide
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Sorry, got the date wrong:

1455  Papal Bull  Romanus Pontifex -  1st Testamentary Deed & Will & 1st Crown over Land

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:28 | 4105356 walküre
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Biggest landlord to date, fact

Vatican is a business and they're in the financial industry. Of course NSA wiretaps them as well as they tap the Mafia which is closely related to the Vatican. Idiots giving to the Catholics might as well go to Vegas. It's owned by the same outfit and the money ends up in the same pockets.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 14:50 | 4105777 insanelysane
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I'm so glad the government is still chasing the mafia, it's not like there are mexican gangs that control government land in the southwest to the point where the government post signs telling the taxpayers to stay off the public land.


Wed, 10/30/2013 - 16:20 | 4106205 Kirk2NCC1701
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What you won't read in the MSM or Catholic publications... That the Church quietly regained all its land and estate holdings in the former Iron Curtain countries, which now makes them the largest private property owners in Eastern Europe.  When Neocons were voted in, they made this happen almost immediately.  Ditto for ex-Yugo republics of Slovenia and Croatia.

In a way, it comes down to your preference of which symbol you like to see hanging over the estate gates:  Five-star (up or down), Six-Star, Cross, Crescent-Moon, or the Hakenkreuz.  Not crazy about any of them, to tell you the truth, but some are definitely worse than others.  Call me biased, but I'm partial to

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 14:27 | 4105661 putaipan
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karen hudes ....

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 14:08 | 4105552 SheepDog-One
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But it's the Vatican who usually does the 'tapping'....on young boys asses.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 14:44 | 4105752 Bangin7GramRocks
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I approve of this wholeheartedly. That little "city" is home to the biggest criminal enterprise in the world. Maybe they will finally prosecute these bastards for raping kids and bilking money from simpletons. How is a church any different than the Nigerian Prince scam. They promise "heaven" in exchange for money. Fuck them all!

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 14:51 | 4105783 Occams_Chainsaw
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How can they tap 'God' when they are convinced THEY are god?

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:14 | 4105279 Gen. Keith Alexander
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Society has changed so much recently that we must reassess the rights of the individual for the good of the collective.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:19 | 4105310 DoChenRollingBearing
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It is really about time you showed up.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 14:18 | 4105602 HoofHearted
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Or is Alexander saying, "All you animals are equal, but some are more equal than others. And since I'm not an animal, I'm explicitly higher and more important, and my needs, wants, desires, and whims are handled before the needs of any of you maggots."

Reminds me of R. Lee Ermey's line in Full Metal Jacket that he doesn't have any racial bigotry...

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:24 | 4105338 DaddyO
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And by "the collective" do you mean the citizens who are taxed into oblivion to provide you with the funds to build NCC-1701?

Or are you just referring to your overlords for whom you do their bidding?

Just wondering, you traitorous quisling bastard...


Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:37 | 4105398 unrulian
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If we get The NC-1701 and I can be be it

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 15:19 | 4105896 Kirk2NCC1701
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There's only one NCC-1701, and he's not Starfleet material.  Nor are his Clingon masters and their Ferengi-bankster sponsors.

But you do bring up a valid point:  Hundreds of billions being diverted to a hyper-secret (space) program, IMO.  I think that Newt Gingrich let it slip deliberately in the 2012 GOP Presidential Debates, with his "Moonbase" comment.  A nice trial balloon that turned to lead, and with it any chance for Newt.

TPTB are indeed working on their "Exit Strategy".

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 15:58 | 4106079 Killer the Buzzard
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I believe you meant to say "Klingons"...

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 16:04 | 4106124 Chewybunny
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Actually, relevent factoid about Star Trek and our economic system. There was an episode where the Ferengi traveled back in time to Earth and were ridiculously impressed and envious of our stock-market system. Apperantly, an entire species dedicated to unquivering greed and acquisition was totally awestruck by  our ability to create a stock-market.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:29 | 4105369 lotusblue
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"threats to the financial system."

And in Their Rightous Indignation,the  People rose up and slay them

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:32 | 4105382 GeezerGeek
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That explains why, although upset about spying on foreign leaders, Sen. Feinstein is not upset about the NSA spying on American citizens. As the Red Queen might say, "Off with her head". Figuratively speaking, of course, for the benefit of anyone monitoring this site. I never actually advocate violence.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:52 | 4105408 Ralph Spoilsport
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Well General, you're only following a tradition of justifying any action by saying it's for the good of the country, somehow. When I was growing up, the Pentagon, Hoover and the CIA had many people convinced there were Communists hiding under their bed, spying on them. The problem you have now is that many people are afraid YOU are hiding under the bed in the name of protecting us from financial threats, terrorists, veterans, Ron Paul supporters., etc.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:43 | 4105427 stant
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spank that red kitty

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 14:42 | 4105718 LostAtSea
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Society Government has changed so much recently that we must reassess the rights of the individual for the good of the collective.

fixed it for ya


Edit: Text Strike through "Society" - doesn't seem to be working.


Wed, 10/30/2013 - 16:23 | 4106233 Kirk2NCC1701
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@Gen. Keith Alexander: "Society has changed so much recently that we must reassess the rights of the individual for the good of the collective."

Is that you MDB?

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:14 | 4105280 smlbizman
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doing gods work, again...

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:17 | 4105284 DoChenRollingBearing
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Ann Barnhardt is always worth a read about this new Pope:

EDIT: Ann might be a little crazy, but who among us is not?

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:20 | 4105315 Gringo Viejo
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Yeah. Guess you could say Ann's not a member of his fan club

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 14:22 | 4105632 screw face
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T'ure legend has it that she 'did Jerry" R.I.P.....that's unconfirmed however.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:15 | 4105289 max2205
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This keeps getting better/worser every release...watcb out santa Claus

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:18 | 4105308 Yen Cross
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  Don't forget the 'Easter Bunny' and 'Tooth Fairy'...

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:16 | 4105291 SgtSchultz
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Didn't Archie Bunker always reference that the pope had more money than God?

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:35 | 4105391 GeezerGeek
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God doesn't need money. All the gold and silver belong to him, even if he doesn't have actual physical possession. 

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:16 | 4105293 Colonel Klink
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The Catholic church should excommunicate them.  That'll teach them!  Oh wait, the power structure controlling the country doesn't practice the christian faith.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:18 | 4105307 knukles
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They don't truly practice any faith whatsoever....

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:28 | 4105362 DaddyO
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The hell they don't...


Wed, 10/30/2013 - 14:07 | 4105535 knukles
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Oh.  Well that shit, yeah, OK.
But I wasn't really thnking of that as a "faith"
My bad.

OMG, this is just downright disturbing.

Nice kid you got there, Mr Obie.  How's about we BBQ alive and eat some newborns this weekend?


PS  Long live AJ  Everybody used to call him a nutter, mad man and loh and behold, he's been at the forefront (for whatever motivation) of all the wierdness in the world....

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 15:34 | 4105958 JB
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Alex Jones is one of them. if he wasn't, he'd be dead already.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:32 | 4105381 Harbanger
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O' You of little Keynesian faith, why are you so afraid?

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 15:24 | 4105919 Kirk2NCC1701
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I thought they worshipped to the same god:  Mammon.

Whose only Commandemnt (that they just love!) is:  "Do what thou will!  But worship only me."

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:17 | 4105294 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Now we know how Santa knows who is being naughty and who is being nice.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:22 | 4105325 Shad_ow
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Hadn't you heard? Obama replaced Santa.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:29 | 4105371 walküre
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Obama tapped Santa. Can't wait until Christmas Morning!

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:36 | 4105396 GeezerGeek
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Hasn't Obama outlawed coal yet? What's Santa going to give all those bad boys and girls?

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:51 | 4105468 krispkritter
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A job at the 'White' House...

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 15:15 | 4105878 monad
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Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:17 | 4105296 kralizec
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Tapping the Pope...well I guess some payback for the abused is overdue!

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:17 | 4105297 the not so migh...
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agents of Lucifer would tap god

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:23 | 4105332 Crash Overide
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God doesn't have anything to do with the Vatican...

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:17 | 4105298 22winmag
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Why not? Reggie taps Barry all the time.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:21 | 4105320 DoChenRollingBearing
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Argghh, you beat me to it!

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:27 | 4105348 banzai401
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exactly j edgar hoover FBI founder did this for 50+ years, keep files on gay-boy's, and it wasn't that he hated queers, he wanted a list of guys he could black mail and get blow-jobs, ... its all about power

the new director of DHS is part of team Reggie a know double-tapper back to rahm in chicago, part of Obam's orginal 'team bathhouse'


Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:18 | 4105302 Yellowhoard
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You tappa the pope, you tappa the goda.

Goda isa gonna be very very angry atta the NSA fora thisa.

Goda thoughta he have a private conversation with a popa.

Father Guido Sarduci

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:32 | 4105367 DoChenRollingBearing
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(At the next Papal Conclave...)

Cardinal Giuseppe Sicola, a talented and ambitious man, decided to try to become the new Pope.  So, as the Cardinals flew in from all over the world, he asked them to look at his record and what a fine man he was.

He really, really tried hard, as he really wanted to become the next Pope.   But, alas, the College of Cardinals voted in someone else...

So Giuseppe went to talk with his friend, the local rabbi.  "I tried so hard, I have served the Church and the world so well!  Why wouldn´t they choose me?" he cried to his friend.

The rabbi told him: "Ahh, my son, the answer is obvious!  No one would want to call you Pope Sicola..."

/bad joke

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:17 | 4105303 IndyPat
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I'm sure this was done purely for national keep tabs on the Violent Pontiff and his elite and ferocious Swiss Guard.
Perhaps there were WMDs stored in the Vatican archives?

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:17 | 4105305 J Pancreas
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What kind of lobotomized goons are actually doing this work? Where does .gov find people who have no moral compass? Shameful what this country has become (probably always was as well).

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:25 | 4105342 NOTaREALmerican
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Re:  What kind of lobotomized goons are actually doing this work?

REAL "Conservative" and "Liberals" patriots who love their country.

Maybe even some "Libertarians".  

Duplicity,  ask for it by name.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:19 | 4105309 saints51
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I guess those US Senators lost their favorite trading indicator and needed to find a new one.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:20 | 4105321 banzai401
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The paedophile angle is probably number one here, all of the NSA spying is political, and at that all is blackmail.


Thus what better way for the Mormon's to control the catholic church.

Never forget there is a reason the NEW NSA is in UTAH, because most NSA is CIA, and most CIA is ex mormon missionary, and they sent the good paying job's back to the State,

But make no mistake the Mormons see the catholics as competitors for wealth collection.


Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:24 | 4105336 IndyPat
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Do you have a single fucking citation for that Mormon/CIA horseshit?

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:26 | 4105349 NOTaREALmerican
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Re: Do you have a single fucking citation for that Mormon/CIA horseshit?

Who had more "Country First" signs than the Mormons (besides the Shape Shifting Lizard people, of course)?

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 14:35 | 4105712 putaipan
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too funny. they've got me pegged .... came knockin' at my door again last night. they don't send the kids in cheap suits and bad ties anynore. the last five visits have been very hot , in a fully clothed and naive kinda way, pair of girls. tryin' to apeal to my polygamist roots i guess.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:32 | 4105373 banzai401
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I have been in the SPOOK biz my whole fucking life.


It used to be common knowledge back in the 1950's to hire mormon boys as CIA recruits, because normal US boy's didn't travel. By 1970's over 1/2 the CIA was mormons, today its even higher, ... like Snowden the a lot of CIA folks go over to the NSA when they wish,

Google this shit? I don't think so,... sort of like you had to be there to know what the fuck is going on.


Every mormon boy post college has to spend 2 years riding a bicycle in a 3rd world country, its the ultimate 'cover' for CIA, ... been that way forever.


Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:33 | 4105386 IndyPat
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You've been in the troll business since your dumb ass landed on this site. Not a single person here is fooled. Fuck off.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:38 | 4105412 banzai401
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The Mormon Church has a cozy relationship with the CIA. ... BYU, Brigham Young University) is one of the prime recruiting areas for the CIA.***


Well given the collective outrage, I would assume that the Tyler's be Mormon 'Cage Fighters'.


Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:44 | 4105429 IndyPat
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Sorry troll. Gave AnAnononmois all my Cheetos. Feeding time is over. Back to your bridge.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:44 | 4105433 NoTTD
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And I bet you were peddling that shit furiously during last year's campaign.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:54 | 4105478 NOTaREALmerican
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Re:  And I bet you were peddling that shit furiously during last year's campaign.

So, the NSA is a problem because ONLY one Team supports it?

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 14:09 | 4105557 banzai401
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Yep, thank god both Pelosi, Feinstein, and their fuck bitch Romney have all publicly condemned spying on the behalf of AIPAC.


Wed, 10/30/2013 - 14:18 | 4105610 IndyPat
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Whoa! Now you're all credible and like dissed the whole two party paradigm, n'shit....just like they taught you in your CyberTroll Summer Kamp. You've like totally scored props with the Hedgers, n'shit.
Piss on you. Spotted you a mile away.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 14:31 | 4105618 Urban Redneck
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What do mean ONLY ONE?

Do you know how many people the CIA have in the Peace Corps and USAID, (not to mention the Geneva NGO machine).

Then there's the HALF of the State Department that only nominally reports(ed) to the Secretary of State (although that # probably declined with the "Peace Dividend")

If you're a big American entity, you're in bed in the CIA, and if you're not a big American entity, the NSA is in your bedroom.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 14:36 | 4105710 banzai401
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That's really not true, the State Department has their own 'wet ops', when I was involved the 'best killers' in the world were on state department payroll.

CIA is 99% analysis, and 1% field work, most of  what the CIA generates is reports in offices, and most of that comes from newspapers.

State Department maintains an entire army of killers assigned world wide at embassy's.




Mormons were likened back in the 1950's for their patriotism, and the fact that they were the few American's that actually got out and learned a foriegn language. Over the years, Mormons tended to hire Mormons.


But don't think for a moment that the killers that work for State Department are MIL or CIA, or DOD, the State Department has long had its own private army of killers.


Wed, 10/30/2013 - 14:43 | 4105736 IndyPat
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See how they work, folks? Mix shit with truth and shake it, shake it shake it...

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 14:52 | 4105789 Urban Redneck
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Let me guess - you were from that huge side that produces "mis"information instead of (accurate) analysis...

So many lines of business, so many customers, so many conflicting motivations... it's a damn good thing the Directorate heads aren't Senate confirmed, or Washington might manage to actually reform the Beast.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 14:06 | 4105528 Son of Captain Nemo
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What about Dr. Steven E Jones

Isn't he mormon?  Did the CIA have him fired from his tenured position or was it BYU?

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 14:18 | 4105607 What you talkin...
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Every mormon boy post college has to spend 2 years riding a bicycle in a 3rd world country, its the ultimate 'cover' for CIA, ... been that way forever.

 Total bullshit, and that fact that you post such obivous lies make me wonder what you mo is. They go on there missions fresh out of high school at the age of 19, and that was to much for the church so they are trying or already have drop the age of a mission to 18. 

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 14:21 | 4105629 IndyPat
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It's a troll! Just spitting filth everywhere it goes here....
Harvard is the CIA spawn pit. Think they'd fuck around with a bunch of Utah Eagle Scouts?

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 14:37 | 4105719 What you talkin...
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Utah Eagle Scouts, lol

I could see how maybe some former missionaries would be good prospects for the CIA. The church makes them very obedient to the power structure, the second they are born, and a lot do come back with a good grasp of a foreign language.


For those interested her is what I can remember of the programming song to get me ready to serve the lord that I learned when I was younger and went to a Mormon church.

1. I hope they call me on a mission
When I have grown a foot or two.
I hope by then I will be ready
To teach and preach and work as missionaries do.

2. I hope that I can share the gospel
With those who want to know the truth.
I want to be a missionary
And serve and help the Lord while I am in my youth.


Wed, 10/30/2013 - 15:25 | 4105928 Urban Redneck
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That's a question for the crowd with advanced degrees in psychology or psychiatry... if the imperative is Institutional Loyalty, are candidates who already exhibit a potentially conflicting institutional loyalty better or worse than a clean slate?

OD/DoD/NTL has one answer, but perhaps the purer "mental" disciplines have another.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 14:26 | 4105653 screw face
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Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:29 | 4105372 FeralSerf
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". . . Mormon's . . . job's . . ."

I'm doing a study. When and where did you go to primary school, and when and where were you taught to use apostrophes in this context?

Thank you for your help.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:55 | 4105481 Son of Captain Nemo
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Got Paedophiles?

Oh yeah didn't Tom Brokaw come out with a story like that a few years back and got his "ears boxed" for that one?  Plenty of dirt on "The Dick" and G.W. getting off on torture pictures and videos from our boyz in Iraq at the Old Executive Office Building as well.  And let's not forget the murder of this lady who had the goods on old Dickey.

Yeahhhh... I'd be careful and tread lightly if I were the IC community on this subject. 

Good thing about working for those agencies is that they will do just about anything for the right $$$ amount or whatever currency you can spare including a new identity and home when they have what they consider to be the right offer.

Pretty sure the Swiss Guards already have this base covered!

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 14:08 | 4105553 Blano
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One of the bigger doozies I've heard as of late.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:22 | 4105328 DrDinkus
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does anybody have the NSA-leaked FOMC minutes? trying to make some $$ here

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:30 | 4105375 IndyPat
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I've only de-crypted the first reads "Blessed are the Cheesemakers..."

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:46 | 4105445 NoTTD
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Did he just say a Greek was going to inherit the earth?  Did you get the name?

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:56 | 4105483 mick_richfield
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I'm pretty sure he meant all purveyors of dairy products.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 14:01 | 4105504 IndyPat
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I could have de-crypted more if it weren't for Big Nose over here...

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 15:34 | 4105957 Kirk2NCC1701
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Well bless me then.  I'm thinking of opening a new cheese shop:  Cheeses of Nazareth.  ;-)

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:30 | 4105330 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Obama and the boys thought they would get cute with their faux news corporate parent that claims to be one on the 'Right' when it comes to the news. But we know they donate politically 2:1 to Democrats. They ran a story today and interesting take the becoming more iconic by the minute black/white/grey spy cover they recently. This is Putin smacking them back in the face.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:23 | 4105339 Iam Yue2
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Holy Fuck.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 16:02 | 4106111 mick_richfield
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I think there's a more churchy-sounding phrase for that.....

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:28 | 4105344 monad
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You people have no idea. The Vatican owns IP space in every country on the planet. They are the only organization officially to have this capability. The Pope is a poltiician. Before he blackmailed and bribed his way into that funny hat this one was the head of the Jesuits, the Catholic team that specialized in political assassination while the Domincans specialized in interrogating sheep, hard. Religion is a psyop and the pope is the dictator of a vast zombie army who would be burning people at the stake publically if it weren't illegal.

The Vatican is sitting on a priceless fortune of art, yet they don't pinch a dime for charity, they make their slaves do it all. The Vatican has a library that should be on the internet in its entirety, but its not. The Pope and his cabinet are just another variation of garbage pimping con artists. 

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:36 | 4105402 FeralSerf
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It's just a classical power struggle. General Alexander just wants to be Pope, or rather God and own the Pope along with the rest of Planet Earth's livestock. This shit's been going on for thousands of years.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:58 | 4105493 shovelhead
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And this is why they call it the Il-goomba-nati?

You've spent too much time under the hair-dryer.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:26 | 4105347 OldE_Ant
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lol.  Papal peep hole UNTAPERED!

vatican cornholio footage at 7 and 11!

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:28 | 4105354 CrimsonAvenger
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Oh come on, there's been tapping in churches since forever. Remember when Jim Bakker was tapping Jessica Hahn?

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 14:01 | 4105505 banzai401
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The Vatican and Team Obama practice 'Safe Anal Sex', Bakker was practicing "Unsafe Vaginal Sex", ...


Wed, 10/30/2013 - 14:03 | 4105512 IndyPat
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While you just sit there and jerk off, pathetic troll.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:42 | 4105357 Ralph Spoilsport
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As Tyler points out, this administration is making a habit of pissing off everyone. Foreign Policy is getting the same level of expertise as the bureaucrats responsible for not issuing a budget. Instead of Evil Incarnate, this bunch is Evil Incompetent. Maybe the guys who are both evil and competent are the ones pulling the strings on this bizarre spectacle.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:28 | 4105358 BanksterSlayer
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And why was the wire-tapping called off when Conclave was called? I'll tell you why. Because the Jesuit overlords of the NSA called it off. The decision to put the first Jesuit pope onto the papal throne had already been made.


Karen Hudes ... Karen Hudes ... Karen Hudes (UN's World Bank lead counsel)


(41 min mark) "Your tax dollars go to the Fed, then to London, then to the Jesuit Order."

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