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(Yahoo)   Mystery that started with the question why a prominent mobster was buried in a secret Opus Dei church in the Vatican leads to a story so twisted that even Mario Puzo would say "I couldn't make this up"   (news.yahoo.com ) divider line
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2012-04-18 11:32:07 AM  
Shocking. An untouchable institution thats been corrupt at least since the Medicis ruled Florence is still corrupt.
 
2012-04-18 01:33:21 PM  
Subby: Mystery that started with the question why a prominent mobster was buried in a secret Opus Dei church in the Vatican leads to a story so twisted that even Mario Puzo would say "I couldn't make this up"

Dan Brown, however, seen looking for pen and paper.
 
2012-04-18 01:34:12 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-04-18 01:36:46 PM  
the answer is zombies. Don't open the tomb.
 
2012-04-18 01:39:48 PM  
Bigot thread!?!?
 
2012-04-18 01:40:26 PM  
'He was dead' being far too simple an answer, I suppose.
 
2012-04-18 01:40:50 PM  

david_gaithersburg: Bigfoot thread!?!?

 
2012-04-18 01:41:11 PM  

david_gaithersburg: Bigot thread!?!?


Almost certainly.

/the last acceptable prejudice
 
2012-04-18 01:42:14 PM  
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i683.photobucket.com
 
2012-04-18 01:43:39 PM  
Sad thing is the girl who got caught in the middle of all that mess. Sounds like she didn't deserve any of that nightmare...
 
2012-04-18 01:43:51 PM  

Chach: david_gaithersburg: Bigot thread!?!?

Almost certainly.

/the last acceptable prejudice


There is a pretty easy way to avoid this stuff

1) don't fark kids
2) don't cover up farking kids
3) don't make deals with gangsters
4) don't be complicit in kidnapping kids

For folks who claim to be close to God they sure have a hard time figuring out right from wrong.
 
2012-04-18 01:44:17 PM  
Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in...
 
ecl
2012-04-18 01:44:39 PM  
But nobody diddled any kids this time right?
 
2012-04-18 01:45:56 PM  
thefilmstage.com
 
2012-04-18 01:46:04 PM  

ecl: But nobody diddled any kids this time right?


Nope...Just kidnapped and murdered them.

/Alegedly
 
2012-04-18 01:46:12 PM  
I read that as "prominent lobster".

I'm going to take a nap.

With the B-52s on in the background.
 
2012-04-18 01:46:12 PM  

PizzaJedi81: Subby: Mystery that started with the question why a prominent mobster was buried in a secret Opus Dei church in the Vatican leads to a story so twisted that even Mario Puzo would say "I couldn't make this up"

Dan Brown, however, seen looking for pen and paper.


Beat me to it.

/shakes fist
 
2012-04-18 01:48:52 PM  

ScouserDuck: ecl: But nobody diddled any kids this time right?

Nope...Just kidnapped and murdered them.

/Alegedly


Have we ruled out Glenn Beck then? Can he account for his whereabouts during all of this? I'm just asking questions here...
 
2012-04-18 01:49:21 PM  
Uh, the only person with the testimony is currently under preliminary investigation. Sure, completely believable.
 
2012-04-18 01:49:43 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-04-18 01:49:48 PM  
IOKIYAC
 
2012-04-18 01:51:08 PM  
Wow. That's a twisted tale indeed.

However, I did find a bit of humor when they said that the mobster's widow was the only one with keys. As a hobby level lockpicker, I'm supremely confident that any competent locksmith could open that tomb in seconds flat.
 
2012-04-18 01:51:15 PM  

kindms: Chach: david_gaithersburg: Bigot thread!?!?

Almost certainly.

/the last acceptable prejudice

There is a pretty easy way to avoid this stuff

1) don't fark kids
2) don't cover up farking kids
3) don't make deals with gangsters
4) don't be complicit in kidnapping kids

For folks who claim to be close to God they sure have a hard time figuring out right from wrong.


People who claim to be scientists seem to have the same problem, at least with the first two and possibly the third.

www.clubs.psu.edu

/sandusky, neisworth, lasaga
 
2012-04-18 01:51:26 PM  

PizzaJedi81: Subby: Mystery that started with the question why a prominent mobster was buried in a secret Opus Dei church in the Vatican leads to a story so twisted that even Mario Puzo would say "I couldn't make this up"

Dan Brown, however, seen looking for pen and paper.


"Writing" is a lot easier if you don't allow plot holes or illogic to stop you when you are on a roll
 
2012-04-18 01:52:54 PM  

david_gaithersburg: Bigot thread!?!?


www.revivalscotland.com

4.bp.blogspot.com

t0.gstatic.com

Don't worry, I hate all religions equally

/Reality thread!?!?
 
2012-04-18 01:53:13 PM  

btraz70: Sad thing is the girl who got caught in the middle of all that mess. Sounds like she didn't deserve any of that nightmare...


She shouldn't have been hanging around Ezio
 
2012-04-18 01:55:49 PM  
So a girl murdered and thrown in a cement truck is Ostia may actually be in the Vatican tomb of the man suspected of murdering her. Makes perfect sense to me!
 
2012-04-18 01:56:43 PM  
FTFA: The Vatican quickly offered access to the tomb and suggested that perhaps moving the mobster's remains was a way to quash speculation once and for all. But in an about-face this week, the prosecutors backed down and said they won't be opening the tomb anytime soon-saying instead that it's time for someone inside the Vatican to tell the truth.

Is this illogical, or am I reading it wrong?
 
2012-04-18 01:58:14 PM  

NuttierThanEver: PizzaJedi81: Subby: Mystery that started with the question why a prominent mobster was buried in a secret Opus Dei church in the Vatican leads to a story so twisted that even Mario Puzo would say "I couldn't make this up"

Dan Brown, however, seen looking for pen and paper.

"Writing" is a lot easier if you don't allow plot holes or illogic to stop you when you are on a roll


Entirely true. Puzo's works may be a bit convoluted, but they're internally consistent. Accept the basic premises that the Mafia exists, has as much power as he says, and so on, and the story holds. Brown, though?

Using Dan Brown for history makes as much sense as using Crichton's 13th Warrior for such- it's historically based, but has no problem embellishing, adding to, or outright making things up as needed.
 
2012-04-18 02:00:00 PM  
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2012-04-18 02:00:13 PM  

NuttierThanEver: PizzaJedi81: Subby: Mystery that started with the question why a prominent mobster was buried in a secret Opus Dei church in the Vatican leads to a story so twisted that even Mario Puzo would say "I couldn't make this up"

Dan Brown, however, seen looking for pen and paper.

"Writing" is a lot easier if you don't allow plot holes or illogic to stop you when you are on a roll


Let's hope Plucky Purcell and John Paul Ziller are on the case.

/Oh, Amanda!
//Shirley not obscure on Fark?
 
ecl
2012-04-18 02:00:47 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: FTFA: The Vatican quickly offered access to the tomb and suggested that perhaps moving the mobster's remains was a way to quash speculation once and for all. But in an about-face this week, the prosecutors backed down and said they won't be opening the tomb anytime soon-saying instead that it's time for someone inside the Vatican to tell the truth.

Is this illogical, or am I reading it wrong?


The mobsters widow is the only one with the key. The Aristocrats.
 
2012-04-18 02:00:55 PM  

quickdraw: Shocking. An untouchable institution thats been corrupt at least since the Medicis ruled Florence is still corrupt.


The Medicis? Hell, read up on this: Pornocracy (Safe for work, just a great name.)
 
2012-04-18 02:05:28 PM  

Private_Citizen: Wow. That's a twisted tale indeed.

However, I did find a bit of humor when they said that the mobster's widow was the only one with keys. As a hobby level lockpicker, I'm supremely confident that any competent locksmith could open that tomb in seconds flat.


a crowbar or a wee dab o'C-4 would work even faster. What I'm really curious about is why the Italian officals suddenly backed off wanting the tomb open. Did they get intel that what they were looking for had already been moved, or pressure from way up the gov't COC?
 
2012-04-18 02:05:54 PM  
Opus Dei are jerks.
The mob are jerks.

I don't see the conflict.
 
2012-04-18 02:10:29 PM  
Is this the same God that Trusts Our Money?

If so, I would just guess he bought the grave from Him.

/ever notice how gods always need your money and a lil killing done?
 
2012-04-18 02:11:06 PM  

SweetSilverBlues: I read that as "prominent lobster".

I'm going to take a nap.

With the B-52s on in the background.


Italian mobster shoots a lobster...(obscure?)
 
2012-04-18 02:13:13 PM  
So, the Borgias just picked up another few seasons worth of material?
 
2012-04-18 02:15:32 PM  

david_gaithersburg: Bigot thread!?!?


If by "bigot" you mean "Catholic," then yes.

Chach: /the last acceptable prejudice


Catholics insist discrimination against gay people is not only proper under Canon Law, but should also be obligatory under civil law, and have been working diligently to ensure that.

If you think Catholics suffer terribly from prejudice, try suffering some actual institutionalized discrimination along with that nice helping of prejudice.
 
Ehh
2012-04-18 02:26:54 PM  
It's a mystery, but then God works in mysterious ways.

Ways you should stop asking questions about.
 
2012-04-18 02:31:20 PM  

tekmo: david_gaithersburg: Bigot thread!?!?

If by "bigot" you mean "Catholic," then yes.

Chach: /the last acceptable prejudice

Catholics insist discrimination against gay people is not only proper under Canon Law, but should also be obligatory under civil law, and have been working diligently to ensure that.

If you think Catholics suffer terribly from prejudice, try suffering some actual institutionalized discrimination along with that nice helping of prejudice.


.
.
You have quite an active imagination.
 
2012-04-18 02:34:38 PM  

ScouserDuck: ecl: But nobody diddled any kids this time right?

Nope...Just kidnapped and murdered them.

/Alegedly


Oh come on. They could have diddled her first.

/Really, really hope they didn't
 
2012-04-18 02:37:04 PM  

Sword and Shield: Using Dan Brown for history makes as much sense as using Crichton's 13th Warrior for such- it's historically based, but has no problem embellishing, adding to, or outright making things up as needed.


I love Eaters of the Dead (The ACTUAL title of the book tha the movie The 13th Warrior is based on. Everybody does that.), and actually enjoy some Dan Brown in a switch off brain sort of way. Angels & Demons is one of my "nothing else to read" books. Down on the list, admittedly, but it's still there.
 
2012-04-18 02:38:30 PM  
Why do I feel like Chuck Testa is somehow involved?
 
2012-04-18 02:38:47 PM  
Meh.
www.rennes-le-chateau-rhedae.com
 
2012-04-18 02:41:10 PM  
Came for the Catholic "Stop Oppressing me'" butthurt, leaves happy.
 
2012-04-18 02:43:20 PM  

SweetSilverBlues: I read that as "prominent lobster".

I'm going to take a nap.

With the B-52s on in the background.


I did too, did someone change the title? It actually seemed like a more interesting story when I first read it.
 
2012-04-18 02:52:53 PM  
Just remember this Catholics:

If this were any other organization with this kind of history of corruption and malfluence you'd be calling for action as well. Where there's smoke there's fire and we're not talking about one or two isolated incidents.
 
2012-04-18 02:58:09 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: FTFA: The Vatican quickly offered access to the tomb and suggested that perhaps moving the mobster's remains was a way to quash speculation once and for all. But in an about-face this week, the prosecutors backed down and said they won't be opening the tomb anytime soon-saying instead that it's time for someone inside the Vatican to tell the truth.

Is this illogical, or am I reading it wrong?


Having been spoon fed every detail of Amanda Knox's trial by the Seattle press, I think it's safe to say Italian prosecutors make it up as they go along.
 
2012-04-18 03:00:17 PM  

david_gaithersburg: You have quite an active imagination.


Your ignorance doesn't render me a confabulist.

The Catholic Church joins virtually every anti-gay lawsuit, supports every anti-gay law and ordinance, orders priests to tell the faithful to vote against gay rights, etc.

But this is progress. They used to lovingly and compassionately incinerate gays when they had the power to do so.
 
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