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Sun Mar 3, 2013, 10:19 PM

Mild Earthquake Strikes Castel Gandolfo, Pope Emeritus' Home, Just Days After He Arrives: Report




Mild Earthquake Strikes Castel Gandolfo, Pope Emeritus' Home, Just Days After He Arrives: Report
Posted: 03/03/2013 2:27 pm EST | Updated: 03/03/2013 3:04 pm EST

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/03/mild-earthquake-strikes-castel-gandolfo-pope-home_n_2801969.html

Various Italian news sources reported Sunday that a mild earthquake had struck Rome and surrounding areas, including Castel Gandolfo, the former pope's temporary home.

According to the Agence France-Presse, the earthquake had a local magnitude of 2.5 and was felt in Rome, Ciapino, Marino and Castel Gandolfo. So far, no reports of injury or serious damage have been relayed to the Italian Department of Civil Protection.

Italian news blog Blogo reported that, according to the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, the quake originated at a depth of 10.5 kilometers.


Then, as now, some people speculated as to whether the act of nature was really a divine message. On Sunday, Italia Domani asked whether the earthquake wasn't a sign for the cardinals who will soon be choosing a new pope.

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Reply Mild Earthquake Strikes Castel Gandolfo, Pope Emeritus' Home, Just Days After He Arrives: Report (Original post)
Angry Dragon Mar 2013 OP
longship Mar 2013 #1
Angry Dragon Mar 2013 #2
Hayabusa Mar 2013 #4
longship Mar 2013 #5
pinboy3niner Mar 2013 #6
Angry Dragon Mar 2013 #7
longship Mar 2013 #10
stlsaxman Mar 2013 #3
snooper2 Mar 2013 #8
Stinky The Clown Mar 2013 #9
2naSalit Mar 2013 #11

Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Sun Mar 3, 2013, 10:23 PM

1. Yawn!! A 2.5?? There are only thousands daily.

Most go undetected except for by seismographs. That means people don't feel them.

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Response to longship (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 3, 2013, 10:27 PM

2. It was felt in Rome

I think it was a sign

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 3, 2013, 10:31 PM

4. God says leave the little children alone!

or it'll be worse next time.

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 3, 2013, 10:42 PM

5. A sign of what?

I will not try to change your mind if you think differently. Just thought you might consider facts before jumping to conclusions. It's an Okham's razor thing.

Regardless, it's fun to consider that it might be the work of a higher order. Myself, I would bet on a civilization fairly high on the Kardashev Scale.

On second thought, maybe it was just a normal quake in a geologically active region.

It's still fun, though.

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Response to longship (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 3, 2013, 10:47 PM

6. Unfortunately, the evidence suggests we're on the Kardashian Scale






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Response to longship (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 3, 2013, 10:53 PM

7. I was trying to give Pat Robertson something to work with

What I was thinking that god was trying tell the church that he said 'suffer the children unto me' not to make the children suffer

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #7)

Sun Mar 3, 2013, 11:03 PM

10. Baiting old Pat might be fun.

Maybe I'll send him an e-mail or two.


Or maybe I won't. He doesn't need me to sound crazy. But it is tempting...

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Sun Mar 3, 2013, 10:31 PM

3. and lightening strikes The Vatican hours after he announced his resignation...

I think his old boss is trying to tell him something.

"Don't fuck with ME, Ratzo!!!"

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Sun Mar 3, 2013, 10:55 PM

8. I had a divine message this morning...

It told me to stop eating the fucking hotwings LOL

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Sun Mar 3, 2013, 11:01 PM

9. That's god's sex offender list getting a new addition - Ratso.

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Sun Mar 3, 2013, 11:08 PM

11. Well...

Mt Vesuvius has been blowing its top for weeks, lightning strikes the Vatican and now an earthquake (though very small) rattling Ratzinger's new digs... seems like maybe the whole place is trying to tell him he needs to go further than just stepping down out of those ruby slippers... or maybe it IS the door whacking him on the ass as he departs.

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