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  •  The initial reaction of Italians having lived with (12+ / 0-)

    the Vatican and its history - the Borgias, the Medicis et al -was that Luciani was murdered. As an Italian American, that was my initial reaction as soon as I heard it on the radio. And yes, the consensus was that this is something which can never be proven. The members of the curia have an historical memory and knowledge of how things "get done." Machiavelli was an Italian.

    •  me too. (2+ / 0-)
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      AoT, SeaTurtle

      I remember where I was when I heard the news on the radio, and my very first thought was, "oh shit, somebody poisoned him!"  And then, "the replacement pope is going to be a right-winger."  The latter hypothesis is by now clearly confirmed.

      "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

      by G2geek on Wed Jul 04, 2012 at 09:25:11 PM PDT

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