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    Re: Pope Francis is Time's Person of the Year......

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Is it really all news to you that corporate America is in control. The mega rich have historically stated that given control of the money they could care less who writes the laws, and surely you know what they mean by that.
    America has plenty of laws to reign in capitalism so regardless whether you think it has enough laws or not it is anything but unfettered.

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    Re: Pope Francis is Time's Person of the Year......

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I do bash communism. Maybe the pope is not stupid but he sure did say something stupid. Why bash something that does not even exist unless you are implying it does?
    Communism doesn't exist either.

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    Re: Pope Francis is Time's Person of the Year......

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    America has plenty of laws to reign in capitalism so regardless whether you think it has enough laws or not it is anything but unfettered.

    No,no, you miss the point. They are meaningless when not enforced. That's what the Pope means. Again, old money men told us long ago, they would prefer control over money than writing laws that control money. Quite obviously because the former influences the later. But it's been explained to you thirteen ways so, sorry.

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    Re: Pope Francis is Time's Person of the Year......

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    Until he advocates for something you don't disagree?
    Like abortion? The pope still advocates for that. He just doesn't see it as important as the plight of billions of poor people today.
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    Re: Pope Francis is Time's Person of the Year......

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post


    Time magazine selected Pope Francis as its Person of the Year on Wednesday, saying the Catholic Church's new leader has changed the perception of the 2,000-year-old institution in an extraordinary way in a short time.

    The pope beat out NSA leaker Edward Snowden for the distinction, which the newsmagazine has been giving each year since 1927.

    "He really stood out to us as someone who has changed the tone and the perception and the focus of one of the world's largest institutions in an extraordinary way," said Nancy Gibbs, the magazine's managing editor.

    It was the third time a Catholic pope had been Time's selection. John Paul II was selected in 1994 and John XXIII was chosen in 1962.

    Besides Snowden, Time had narrowed its finalists down to gay rights activist Edith Windsor, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Syrian President Bashar Assad.

    Time editors made the selection. The magazine polled readers for their choice, and the winner was Egyptian General Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who didn't even make the top 10 of Time's final list.....snip~

    Pope Francis is Time's Person of the Year
    Associated Press 1 hr 5 mins ago <<<<< More here.


    So what do you think about this selection? Does this Newly Elected Pope deserve this award? Do you think Time had Putin in on that Top Ten List?

    Btw did the Pope show up at Mandela's funeral?
    Reminds me of when Obama got the peace prize before he did anything.

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    Re: Pope Francis is Time's Person of the Year......

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Like abortion? The pope still advocates for that. He just doesn't see it as important as the plight of billions of poor people today.
    I wasn't aware that the Pope is advocating for abortion. Will wonders never cease.
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    Re: Pope Francis is Time's Person of the Year......

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    Reminds me of when Obama got the peace prize before he did anything.
    Not that I am against the selection.....but as you put it. He hasn't been around to long to do much.

    Still when they polled their readers.....they were going with the Egyptian General as #1.

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    Re: Pope Francis is Time's Person of the Year......

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Not that I am against the selection.....but as you put it. He hasn't been around to long to do much.

    Still when they polled their readers.....they were going with the Egyptian General as #1.
    I thought #2 was Snowden.

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    Re: Pope Francis is Time's Person of the Year......

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Simple really, two words. "Unfettered capitalism". Where exactly does that exist? It does not exist so WTF was he talking about?
    So he bashed something that doesn't exist, and that's insulting to America?


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    Re: Pope Francis is Time's Person of the Year......

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    Reminds me of when Obama got the peace prize before he did anything.
    Everything the Pope says though is news. Especially in the United States, where I think people got so used to the idea that the Church was pro-Republican. So whenever he says something that challenges that orthodoxy, everybody's all a twitter over here because "Hey, the Pope's not a Reagan Republican!" Isn't that what the outrage expressed in this thread comes down to?


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