Ireland Government Crumbles As Green Party Pulls Out Of Ruling Coalition

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Sun, 01/23/2011 - 12:05 | 897045 DCon
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All parties will support the Finance Bill to legalise the IMF/EU bailout


Sun, 01/23/2011 - 12:42 | 897112 unky
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Agreed. It doesnt make a difference which party is ruling. Just imagine we could elect someone and we could achieve fundamental change in anything - it will never happen!

All parties are working for the globalist elite and thus on its way to a one world currency. They will force them under the rescue "umbrella" bailout package

Sun, 01/23/2011 - 14:47 | 897304 Turd Ferguson
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This is better. I'm particularly proud of my latest creation. its highest form:

Sun, 01/23/2011 - 19:54 | 897784 Joe Sixpack
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Nice work, Turd. I linked it over at www.Gold-Silver.US/Forum , and titled it "Jim Sinclair Passes the $1600 Gold Baton to Turd Ferguson"


I hope you don't fumble it!

Sun, 01/23/2011 - 15:27 | 897381 goldfish1
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All parties are working for the globalist elite...

They do what they're paid to do.


Sun, 01/23/2011 - 12:57 | 897133 Mad Mad Woman
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I wouldn't be so sure of that. We're in a time of turmoil right now and almost anything can happen. I don't see it as a done deal. Far from it.

Sun, 01/23/2011 - 13:52 | 897192 unky
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Ireland is not Tunesia...

Sun, 01/23/2011 - 13:58 | 897203 attst487
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However, they better start checking their politicians luggage.

Sun, 01/23/2011 - 22:23 | 897992 bunkermeatheadp...
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For pots o' gold, lucky charms, and whiskey.

Sun, 01/23/2011 - 22:27 | 897997 bunkermeatheadp...
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Guerilla war is still in the generational memory of the Irish.

You'r right, its not Tunesia.  In fact, it may be more violent.

Sun, 01/23/2011 - 14:03 | 897214 Yits and the Yimrum
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these socialists are like cockroaches, good luck with getting them throw out.

Some guy said Who do you vote for?  You don't, you get out the word that the demo-rethuglican shakespeare is bullshit, and needs to be ended.

Sun, 01/23/2011 - 12:08 | 897050 Jack Donaghy
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Finance Bill will still pass. This will just lead to the total annihilation of the Greens. *rubs self all over with glee*

Sun, 01/23/2011 - 12:12 | 897062 Quintus
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I was under the impression that the Labour and FG parties have already made clear that they will oppose the Bill?  Have they changed their positions?  Seems like a vote-loser to me, as public opposition seems to be running pretty high right now.

Sun, 01/23/2011 - 12:19 | 897064 Horatio Beanblower
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I am pretty sure that Labour have said that they will support the passage of the Bill.

Sun, 01/23/2011 - 12:20 | 897071 Quintus
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Shows how much they really care about the 'Working Man' then.

Sun, 01/23/2011 - 12:29 | 897090 Horatio Beanblower
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Communists/Socialists care about nothing apart from their twisted and discredited political theories and their positions of power.  I am amazed that the 'working man' still votes for, and donate his hard earned money to, Labour parties all over the world.  Some people are just really, really stupid.  Sadly there are a lot of stupid people in both Ireland and the UK.  It is abundantly clear that the 'working man' just loves to be shit upon, in fact, he revels in it.   

Sun, 01/23/2011 - 12:30 | 897091 Quintus
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True dat.

Sun, 01/23/2011 - 13:11 | 897143 Devout Republican
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I know the day is coming when Jesus will return and give us true free market capitalism!

Palin 2012!

Sun, 01/23/2011 - 13:53 | 897193 tmosley
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You do know that both parties are equally at fault for destroying the free market in this country, don't you?

Joy, another dumbshit partisan troll.

Sun, 01/23/2011 - 14:33 | 897271 Rick Masters
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tmosley: most of these trolls come from the sewer so I think its time we step into the guttter to squash them. hahaha Seriously, It always makes me wonder how people have such allegiance to either of the parties cause bothe the Rs and Ds have allegiance to no one except themselves and their banker patrons.

Sun, 01/23/2011 - 15:16 | 897362 EscapeKey
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Oh in that case you don't want to head over to BusinessInsider. Full of "Obama is the antichrist!!11eleventyone". Not that I don't think Obama is a moron, but partisan muppets who sit and accuse the "other side" (when it's so blatant - and as Carroll Quigley confirmed in "Tragedy & Hope" - both sides are controlled by the same group of people) get really, really tiring.

Sun, 01/23/2011 - 16:28 | 897501 SRV - ES339
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Just to clarify... if you think President Obama is a moron, how would you describe President Bush?

Sun, 01/23/2011 - 16:53 | 897553 JohnG
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The last name there pretty much sums it up.

Sun, 01/23/2011 - 16:54 | 897555 EscapeKey
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Sun, 01/23/2011 - 22:20 | 897985 jeff montanye
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they are both complicit.  one would be hard pressed to imagine a fantasy that so proved nader's assertion in 2000 that the two parties are much the same as the back to back (or belly to belly?) administrations that followed that assertion. 

Mon, 01/24/2011 - 04:43 | 898281 EscapeKey
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Obama's just a useful idiot. He'll do as he's told.

Bush? Oil executive, hiring an oil industry veteran as VP, and they invade Iraq within 2 years. But it DEFINITELY wasn't for oil. And "Kennyboy" and his fraud... nah, Bush CERTAINLY didn't know anything about that. And don't get me started on the bailouts.

Mon, 01/24/2011 - 00:10 | 898095 Calmyourself
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A complicit fighter pilot with better grades than the Goracle and the guts to release them unlike the bamster..  How is that?

Sun, 01/23/2011 - 14:13 | 897233 Terminus C
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That was some funny shit!

(I didn't junk you)

Sun, 01/23/2011 - 16:17 | 897473 Al Gorerhythm
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Your next deep hypnosis session is Sunday at 7.00am

Sun, 01/23/2011 - 13:12 | 897144 Fred Hayek
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Let's not restrict that condemnation to the UK and Ireland.  Here in the U.S., the dems regularly posture as the party of the working man yet regard actual contact with such people as the equivalent of kissing a sore ridden leper and actually make the working man's life much harder, on the whole.   Yet, especially among certain subsets of older voters, there are hordes of fools who actually think the Obamas, Pelosis and Schumers of the world do nothing but work tirelessly for them. 

Sun, 01/23/2011 - 13:43 | 897177 Rick Masters
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"working man" could also be aptly called "the middle class" and if not the democrats then who exactly should a middle class person vote for? And while we are talking about discredited theories like communism, I would throw in the Chicago school's theories as discredited and opposed to middle class needs. It's failed anytime it's been implemented and always leads to the concentration of wealth and bust cycles. I'd like your thoughts. Please spare me the name calling. I'm here for honest debate not politics.

Sun, 01/23/2011 - 14:01 | 897209 attst487
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Nobody for president in 2012!

Sun, 01/23/2011 - 14:27 | 897258 Terminus C
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They need to add, "None of the above" to the ballot.

If "None of the above" wins, then no-one is sent for that seat and that electoral area will vote on bills through referendum.  No bill can be passed until all referendum have been tallied.

Of course, with vote stuffing and disqualification the issue would be decided before anyone actually voted.

If "none of the above" is elected president/vice president then... we be fooked.

Sun, 01/23/2011 - 14:42 | 897292 Amish Hacker
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Using the slogans, "Nobody's Perfect" and "Nobody Cares."

Sun, 01/23/2011 - 17:59 | 897649 merehuman
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Hello . I am for me!

Sun, 01/23/2011 - 22:31 | 898003 jeff montanye
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ron paul.  the most dangerous policies of the bush/obama administration would be substantially reversed (if he doesn't turn out to be a liar as well) as they are largely controlled by the president (foreign, national security, economic, law enforcement, military).  ending crony capitalism and the endless bailout/endless war syndrome would bring the possibility of organic economic growth much closer (dear to the pocketbook and wallet of the impoverished middle class).

Sun, 01/23/2011 - 15:17 | 897365 EscapeKey
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"the National parties and their presidential candidates, with the Eastern Establishment assiduously fostering the process behind the scenes, moved closer together and nearly met in the centre with almost identical candidates and platforms, although the process was concealed, as much as possible, by the revival of obsolescent and meaningless war cries and slogans" - Carroll Quigley, "Tragedy & Hope", pg 1247.

Sun, 01/23/2011 - 15:20 | 897370 snowball777
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You're confused as to why the "we want to take away your entitlements" platform isn't a hit with the octagenarians?


Sun, 01/23/2011 - 13:21 | 897108 M.B. Drapier
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While Fine Gael is offering to do whatever it takes to push it through by the end of next week!

EDIT: Wait, but what's this? The Fianna Fáil finance minister insists the bill can't be passed in a week? If that story's true (or if FF sticks to it whether it's true or not), then either the Greens are in for a second humiliating failure to end this government as soon as they promised to, or there will be an election before the Finance Bill is passed - several weeks of high suspense and market tension until the new government meekly passes the thing right at the beginning of its term.

Sun, 01/23/2011 - 14:29 | 897263 Terminus C
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Political circuses, bitchez!

Sun, 01/23/2011 - 12:23 | 897079 Jack Donaghy
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They've agreed to support it in exchange for an early election. Mind you the Opposition Labour Party has tabled a confidence motion in the Government which is going to be a very tight vote. 

Independents may not support it. The Greens, who have just left Government, may/may not support it. Fine Gael may support it. 

In all reality however Ireland is in the middle of serious political uncertainty. One way or another though. A new Government will exist in 50 days. 

Sun, 01/23/2011 - 12:33 | 897098 Quintus
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They've agreed to support it in exchange for an early election.

So, selling out your country and consigning it to eternal penury in exchange for the minor political advantage to their party of getting an earlier grab at power is OK in their book?  Jesus Christ!  And to think that politicians wonder why they are universally held in contempt.

Sun, 01/23/2011 - 13:39 | 897171 cossack55
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Sounds like republicans, oh wait, sounds like democrats, oh wait, sounds like republicans, oh wait, sounds like democrats, ad. infin.

Sun, 01/23/2011 - 13:24 | 897158 ElvisDog
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Greens are in a no-win situation. They don't want to go down with the ship that is the current government, but won't endear themselves by pulling out of the government either.

Sun, 01/23/2011 - 12:08 | 897051 dick cheneys ghost
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what does a trillion dollars look like?


would love to see this as a zerohedge headline!



Sun, 01/23/2011 - 12:12 | 897060 Horatio Beanblower
Sun, 01/23/2011 - 13:08 | 897142 Ludwig Van
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Nice visualization, but we'll never see it except in cartoons. The costs are prohibative. Just as we have, for instance, paper fractionalizing physical metal, so now is the day of digital entries fractionalizing physical paper...

...not to mention the cost of pallets.


Sun, 01/23/2011 - 12:20 | 897072 Bob
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I like to visualize it in terms of the speed of light.  5.9 Trillion miles = 1 Light Year. 

1 Trillion miles = .17 light year.

Sun, 01/23/2011 - 12:45 | 897116 Winston Smith 2009
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Then US national debt in dollars is 2.79 times the age of the universe in days.

Sun, 01/23/2011 - 19:17 | 897739 Hulk
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Big Bang, just ahead...

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