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    As Joe already mentioned: with which he created a precedence the church now has deal with/gives future popes a way of "bailing out", if they feel unfit for office.

    He might have been a bright guy, but he still stuck to the old "protect the church" mechanism when faced with abuse by priests and covered those up. Not bright enough to seee this through, it seems.

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    Damn Ken Block died yesterday. After all the crazy shit he did in gymkhana he dies riding a snowmobile.

    Action sports legend Ken Block, 55, dies in snowmobile accident

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Appleby View Post
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    Pope Benedict XVI.

    Great theologian (I read some of his work for my history studies), not the right guy for the job of pope, did the right thing by creating the precedence of popes stepping down instead of dying on the job.
    As a Lutheran, you'll excuse me if I don't shed a tear.

    In other news, Barbara Walter's died at 93.
    Iím an atheist from a region in Germany that was Lutheran from day one. That region lost enough people in the Thirty Years War to be felt today (estimates are at 75% to 90%), I studied at a Uni founded as a result of the Reformation. Even if you are not Catholic itís worth appreciating someoneís lifeís achievements and contributions to their field of work. Itís even possible to do that and criticize them at the same time.
    What do you mean by 75% to 90%? As in, the current population is 75% to 90% of the population level from before the Thirty Years War?

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    Quote Originally Posted by August View Post
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    Pope Benedict XVI.

    Great theologian (I read some of his work for my history studies), not the right guy for the job of pope, did the right thing by creating the precedence of popes stepping down instead of dying on the job.
    As a Lutheran, you'll excuse me if I don't shed a tear.

    In other news, Barbara Walter's died at 93.
    Iím an atheist from a region in Germany that was Lutheran from day one. That region lost enough people in the Thirty Years War to be felt today (estimates are at 75% to 90%), I studied at a Uni founded as a result of the Reformation. Even if you are not Catholic itís worth appreciating someoneís lifeís achievements and contributions to their field of work. Itís even possible to do that and criticize them at the same time.
    What do you mean by 75% to 90%? As in, the current population is 75% to 90% of the population level from before the Thirty Years War?
    75 to 90% of the population back then. But the population growth means that the same population levels were only reached in the 19th century. The prime example is Magdeburg.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sack_o...lt_and_sacking

    Quote Originally Posted by Graf Pappenheim, in a letter
    I believe that over twenty thousand souls were lost. It is certain that no more terrible work and divine punishment has been seen since the destruction of Jerusalem. All of our soldiers became rich. God with us.
    https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Einwoh..._von_Magdeburg

    In 1550 the city had 34.000 inhabitants. 1620 it was down to 25k, 1639 it was 450 people. 1819 was the first year that the city got back to its pre-Thirty Years War numbers. The city saw a similar decline in WWII, dropping from 330k to 90k.

    This map shows the decline in population:

    nevar forget

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    Space Commander Travis from Blake's 7

    https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-r...eif-dies-at-78

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    Also: Walter Cunningham, "Space Commander" aka astronaut of the Apollo 7 mission.

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    "Holy shit, I ask you to stop being autistic and you debate what autistic is." - spasm
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    WTF I hate white people now...

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    Die by bacterial meningitis is a shitty way to die.
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    Annie Wersching, 45 from cancer

    Mainly knew of her from Bosch but saw she was the most recent Borg Queen in Star Trek: Picard

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    The first Wednesday Addams.

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    Raquel Welch dies at the young age of 82

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    Jimmy Carter has entered hospice. Tom Sizemore in critical condition after a brain aneurysm.
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    "Holy shit, I ask you to stop being autistic and you debate what autistic is." - spasm
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    Motty, the commentator's commentator.

    https://www.theguardian.com/football...r-dies-aged-77




    And just a few days after that other legend of sports broadcasting, Dickie Davies - https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-r...senter-dies-94
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodj Blake View Post
    Motty, the commentator's commentator.

    https://www.theguardian.com/football...r-dies-aged-77




    And just a few days after that other legend of sports broadcasting, Dickie Davies - https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-r...senter-dies-94
    this is a sad one, voice of football for many. a 'young' age to be dying at too nowadays

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