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Pope Francis Warns The Global Economy Is Near Collapse

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posted on Jun, 14 2014 @ 09:34 PM
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I am not really impressed to be honest. These are the type of thoughts I had when I was a little kid. I was in 3rd grade, remember this song. I remember sitting on some steps hearing the 5th grade sing it. It was during the war with iraq part 1, and having a pen pal in the marines fighting it.



I remember back then wondering why the hell the world is not like this. Wondering why god was such a coward, and not stepping in. That was also back when I was an indoctrinated born again christian. Back when I had some hope.




posted on Jun, 14 2014 @ 09:48 PM
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a reply to: soulshn

IIRC,

This is the 3rd major warning/hint in the last 6-9 months that the long predicted economic utter collapse is on the near horizon.

One of the other ones was Russia shedding tons of USA $paper$.

I forget what the other one was. What was it?

Folks ought to pay attention.

WHEN it comes, it will be far worse than the Great Depression of the 30's . . . BY DESIGN.



posted on Jun, 14 2014 @ 09:50 PM
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a reply to: TKDRL

Hope is a priceless thing.

Of course, hanging it on a fantasy sky-hook is futile.

Thankfully, I've found The Son has made all the difference in my 60+ years of living . . . THROUGH IT ALL . . . even when I FELT like, there was no hope.



posted on Jun, 14 2014 @ 10:07 PM
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a reply to: soulshn

Nothing wrong with the Truth, keep-up such good work and Thank you.



posted on Jun, 14 2014 @ 10:13 PM
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I begrudgingly agree with him... again. The world economy cannot continue as it does. He's def not the first to bring it up though. What worries me the most is that the vatican has started making sensible statements. Thousands of years of unjustified claims, and then with one pope, they just all of a sudden start making sense?

Thats the real story here. Next thing you know, he'll come out as an atheist.



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posted on Jun, 14 2014 @ 10:34 PM
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a reply to: NoRulesAllowed

It is a good thing, I suppose, since it both reinforces the present predicament that the lamestream media hasn't been talking about for the last 10 years anyway, plus it just shows how corrupt the entire system actually is, since any of the past popes or any politician could have said the very same thing, but didn't.

Like I said before, Bizzarro World ;-)

Cheers - Dave



posted on Jun, 14 2014 @ 10:44 PM
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Now if you could just mobilize enough of those silly looking Vatican guards we can get the show started


I think they're rather cute looking... fluffy pants and all:




posted on Jun, 14 2014 @ 10:49 PM
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a reply to: bobs_uruncle

Remember the Pope who reigned for only 33 days then was said to have died????? Read David Yallops book, IN GOD's NAME. Then you'll sus how One Pope Did intend to blow the whistle, and was ................ well, read the book.



posted on Jun, 14 2014 @ 11:35 PM
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originally posted by: steaming
a reply to: bobs_uruncle

Remember the Pope who reigned for only 33 days then was said to have died????? Read David Yallops book, IN GOD's NAME. Then you'll sus how One Pope Did intend to blow the whistle, and was ................ well, read the book.


Like doctors, the PTB bury their mistakes ;-) I will take a look at that book. As an aside, I don't remember the date Pope John Paul II showed up in Montreal Canada for his 12 day tour, but here's a picture. Now what is wrong with this picture, it's an actual photograph of the newspaper that day and is on the wall in my uncle's basement, because he found it that weird.

Pope kissing the ground

The article


Here is another copy of the pic on the web on a different site;

Pope Kissing Ground and that website is National Snapshot.

Der be sumpin' wrong wid dis bunch LOL

Cheers - Dave
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posted on Jun, 14 2014 @ 11:50 PM
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Excellent.....Greed, Money, War, Sex........

So he is basically describing the Roman Empire of 2000 years ago....of which he is now part...The Roman Catholic Church....founded by Romans, for Romans.....and others to pay taxes...err Homage too.

Yes he has a full grip on it.

Perhaps Rome could launch a new set of "Crusades"...to eradicate the non Christian war mongers.

Im sure they could find and fund an army somehow.

A little issue to be dealt with in Iraq atm......send Robin Hood and Friar Tuck...they can sort it out.



posted on Jun, 14 2014 @ 11:57 PM
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Well, the Pope is right. I can't say much more than that. I never expected this economy to last this long, I avoided even investigating it for years. No use getting involved and worried about something you personally can do nothing about. Just making sure your home is free and clear and you have a little money in the bank to cover six months is all you should worry about. Having food to last a couple of months is advisable also and not being dependent on too many meds is necessary. The more reliant we are on the system, the greater the possible crash could be. That is because we allow it to escalate to unrealistic levels instead of fixing the problem. Throwing more money at something that doesn't work will not help.



posted on Jun, 15 2014 @ 12:29 AM
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money-worship and yawning inequality

Hypocrisy much? I find these statements to be calling the kettle black.
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posted on Jun, 15 2014 @ 02:58 AM
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a reply to: soulshn

I'm amazed by all the apparent inteligencia on ATS coming out to decry the Pope's statement and this thread because anyone can see how bad things are from reading a newspaper so what's so impressive about the Pope saying pointing this out.

The point here is that the Pope would say these things - the kind of rhetoric used by activists and conspiracy nuts, And here's the head of the Catholic Church - a prime target of activists - preaching the activist's mantra....

That in itself a major coup - the man who represents Jesus actually sounding like Jesus. Pretty exciting stuff.

btw, i'm usually one of the herd decrying the decadent complacency and probable corruption of the Vatican and i'm no biblical evangelists, but this is what it is until we know otherwise; an actual Pope who's speaking up against the corporate war machine.



posted on Jun, 15 2014 @ 03:52 AM
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I read the article and did not see any quote from the pope using the word collapse.

I clicked on the link to the english translation of the full interview and again, no mention of a collapse.

What am I missing here?



posted on Jun, 15 2014 @ 03:53 AM
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originally posted by: McGinty
a reply to: soulshn

I'm amazed by all the apparent inteligencia on ATS coming out to decry the Pope's statement and this thread because anyone can see how bad things are from reading a newspaper so what's so impressive about the Pope saying pointing this out.

The point here is that the Pope would say these things - the kind of rhetoric used by activists and conspiracy nuts, And here's the head of the Catholic Church - a prime target of activists - preaching the activist's mantra....

That in itself a major coup - the man who represents Jesus actually sounding like Jesus. Pretty exciting stuff.



I suppose this may be true if you're into labels and putting ordinary people on a throne above you. If you know anything about the Catholic church you would know they're far away from any moral resemblance of Jesus and his teachings. Yes exciting if you say so.



posted on Jun, 15 2014 @ 04:41 AM
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a reply to: soulshn

I have a problem with the royal "We".

The fact is that we don't all worship money, we don't all make arms' we don't all worship war.

So what if this man speaks the speak etc its still the samed old Catholic guilt trip and nothing else! We are labelled by the religiosity, another exctly the same was that ghastly Northern Irish dog collared Ian Paisley whom hysterically screamed at his congregation "Yer all Sinners".

Most of us already know and think exactly what he is saying, so he's hardly original. One just hopes that with his clout he might try to do something about it, but will he also act against the Vatican's own bank?

No new innovative world religious leader here IMHO.



posted on Jun, 15 2014 @ 04:52 AM
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originally posted by: Deny Arrogance
I read the article and did not see any quote from the pope using the word collapse.

I clicked on the link to the english translation of the full interview and again, no mention of a collapse.

What am I missing here?

There is no collapse coming, it's only one system being replaced by another system, the only problem is that we don't see the new system that is already developing somewhere in the world. As I understand it's not a capitalist or a communist system, but somthing completely new, and therefore very difficult see.

Beware of the false prophets (predictors)



posted on Jun, 15 2014 @ 06:00 AM
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The Pope is correct, a whole generation (my generation) has been discarded over most of the world, as the Baby Boomers and those directly under them stand on money -

But having a lot of money is worthless without consumers to produce demand for whatever it is you are selling. See... this is where things will crash.

Also, look at Detroit and you can see how assets that aren't able to be sold or used depreciate in value quickly. Therefore, the wealth "held" by the older generations may not transfer well (or at all) to either my generation or the one below me -

So what if a few rich people collect the pieces, they will be far outnumbered by the poor and probably just as worried about survival as anyone else.

Remember - the economic recession in 2008 caused by corrupt bankers and corporate goons created a gigantic rift in society, displacing a lot of people my age from work for years (and many are statistically shown to have not returned), it is a documented phenomenon in the U.S. at least -


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posted on Jun, 15 2014 @ 08:17 AM
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OK, so what is the moral to this story? Is there an economic reset the top fat cats could do to keep everything in play and the world productive? Are there perhaps better and more constructive projects humanity can be working on to accomplish rather than waging war on each other as impetus to advance our science and technology? It seems to me there is enough goodies to go around and everybody could be fed. Heck, rather than stressing everyone and oppressing them to give them incentive to work and produce we probably could build machines to give even the laziest ones among us an easy go and still have enough people that like to be working and productive to keep the gears greased and turning.

Yeah, we've been working with a system based on some pretty lame ideals for a long time - war economy, debt-based monetary systems, etc. I bet we come up with some better goals and directions and then re-start the system where it would be more equitable all around and everyone can get fairly much what they want out of life. It might even have enough positives to give the uninspired a little more incentive to contribute their efforts cheerfully. We could do it, I'm sure.


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posted on Jun, 15 2014 @ 08:48 AM
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I was under the impression that the Vatican was largely responsible for the toppling of certain governments and the funding of certain wars. Arnt they one of the biggest land owners via the churches and money they get donated and have invested which is all TAX FREE!!!!!!!!!

Yeah the church talking about the world financial crisis is like an Obese 300kilo man talking about people eating too much food....Sure.



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