[ExI] beheadings etc.

spike spike66 at att.net
Sun Mar 1 20:01:23 UTC 2015

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From: extropy-chat [mailto:extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org] On Behalf
Of Mirco Romanato

>...I have friends in Sicily, merely 400 km from Libya; just a few hours of
navigation divide them from ISIS fighters...

Extrapolate forward.  Imagine Italy doesn't get a handle on the immigration
and demographics problem.  50 years from now, the Vatican is in a dangerous
neighborhood.  Tourists have mostly stopped coming, because of the risk
entering or leaving from fidels.  There are random acts of violence against
artifacts: ancient carvings explode, an archive mysteriously burns, a mortar
lands within the walls.

Now imagine the Vatican coming to conclude that the whole works must be
evacuated while there is still something left to evacuate.  Where would it


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