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Old 03-14-2013, 02:42 AM   #121
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Indeed paired organs are meant to be redundant.
This is probably the greatest sentence I've ever read in my life.
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Old 03-14-2013, 02:48 AM   #122
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Indeed paired organs are meant to be redundant.
Not quite though. A reduced lung capacity definitely has its limitations. It's not like losing a kidney
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:48 AM   #123
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Not quite though. A reduced lung capacity definitely has its limitations. It's not like losing a kidney
Yes, but it doesn't mean he's on his deathbed either. I don't believe running an 8-minute mile is a requirement of being Pope.
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:05 AM   #124
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It damn well should be.
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:38 AM   #125
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:02 AM   #126
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But this updated version cares more about the poor!!!
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:46 AM   #127
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I believe a Pope cares about the poor when he starts selling off the valuables in the Vatican to go to charity
Like the Pieta and other works of art? Do you think they should be sold to museums?
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:53 PM   #128
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I don't believe running an 8-minute mile is a requirement of being Pope.
Imagine? In their fancy gowns?
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Old 03-14-2013, 04:09 PM   #129
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I don't believe running an 8-minute mile is a requirement of being Pope.
they could better than 8 minutes, just release an alter boy
you know, like a scared rabbit.
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Old 03-14-2013, 04:20 PM   #130
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The election of Pope Francis, previously Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, has resurfaced a decades-old controversy surrounding the kidnappings of two Jesuit priests.

Bergoglio was a high-ranking official in the Society of Jesus of Argentina when a military junta was installed in the South American country in 1976. According to the Los Angeles Times, priests Orlando Yorio and Francisco Jalics were kidnapped in May of that year by the navy. "They surfaced five months later, drugged and seminude, in a field," the Times reported. A 2005 lawsuit accused Bergoglio of unspecified involvement in the abductions. Reuters explains that "the military government secretly jailed [Yorio and Jalics] for their work in poor neighborhoods."

According to "The Silence," a book written by journalist Horacio Verbitsky, Bergoglio withdrew his order's protection of the two men after they refused to quit visiting the slums, which ultimately paved the way for their capture.
Verbitsky's book is based on statements by Orlando Yorio, one of the kidnapped Jesuits, before he died of natural causes in 2000. Both of the abducted clergymen survived five months of imprisonment.

"History condemns him. It shows him to be opposed to all innovation in the Church and above all, during the dictatorship, it shows he was very cozy with the military," Fortunato Mallimacci, the former dean of social sciences at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, once said.

Those who defend Bergoglio say there is no proof behind these claims and, on the contrary, they say the priest helped many dissidents escape during the military junta's rule.

Pope Francis Kidnapping Controversy: Jorge Mario Bergoglio Accused Of Involvement In 1976 Abductions
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I run a sub-6 minute mile, why the hell am I not in the Vatican?
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:17 PM   #132
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:35 PM   #135
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