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Third Government Set To Fall In A Week: Kuwait Cabinet Expected To Resign On Thursday "Over Questioning"

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Following the fall of the Portuguese and Canadian governments (and don't get us started on Belgium), here comes the latest entrant to the anarchy club. Kuwait's cabinet is expected to resign on Thursday after lawmakers asked to question three ministers, parliamentary sources said on Wednesday. More from Reuters: "The sources said that the cabinet was set to submit its resignation after lawmakers asked to question three ministers who are ruling family members, including the oil exporter's energy minister, who is also the information minister." After all what better way to avoid answering questions in a bona fide "democracy" than to take down the entire government. But this too is bullish: "Ministerial resignations are frequent in Kuwait, which has the most outspoken parliament in the Gulf Arab region." In other words it was priced on. And furthermore, with a globalized corporatocracy long in charge of the world, receiving its lifeblood of endless money and cheap credit, who needs governments anyway.


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Wed, 03/30/2011 - 12:26 | 1117452 knukles
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Cabinet.  Like it matters.  Countries where the head honch cuts yer nuts off on a whim.  Cabinet, my ass.  

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:06 | 1117672 Mae Kadoodie
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just can't find good cabinets these days.  they're all made like crap.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:17 | 1117698 long juan silver
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You forgot one. The Syrian cabinent quit yesterday. For whatever that's worth.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:32 | 1117822 MarketTruth
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What about BAHRAIN whose dictator is murdering citizens?

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:15 | 1118080 long juan silver
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Did the Bahraini cabinent quit?

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 12:27 | 1117460 NidStyles
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So is this how they plan on running their World Governance? Having revolving door politicos that have no real responsibility as they can just walk away?

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:10 | 1117684 JR
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It’s coming; the crack up.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:21 | 1117748 NotApplicable
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And that would be different how?

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:40 | 1117874 NidStyles
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The odd thing is that I do not have a rebuttal for your comment. There's nothing that i could say to lessen the blow of reality hitting me in the forehead. Maybe if I facepalm first then I won't feel the impact as tramatically.


Seriously though, at least now it's becoming obviously clear to the world that Government's everywhere are either filled with unbelievably incompetent people, or that the NWO is real. Either way, we're screwed.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 12:28 | 1117473 Sophist Economicus
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"globalized corporatocracy", Bitchez!


Love the vernacular at ZH

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 12:36 | 1117498 umop episdn
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"...with a globalized corporatocracy long in charge of the world, receiving its lifeblood of endless money and cheap credit, who needs governments anyway."

Tyler manages to say exactly what I would say if I had an advanced degree in Realistic Sarcasm. I think I'm addicted to ZH because the sarcanol flows faster here than the BS pours out of our 'leaders' pieholes.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:17 | 1117706 ivana
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It would be nice if Tyler's premise would be only sarcastic ... unfortunatelly reality tells that there are some pretty serious experiments with so called "direct democracy" where taxpeyers and citizens would have online access to comunity decision making systems, law/budget procedures and regulations - making and adopting those along the way.
Of course, system will allow citizens to participate to the level not higher than dealing with basic human needs while all other issues (protection, finance, general laws, energy flows, commodities etc) would be "protected" for "higher level admins".
If you can imagine something like facebook participation and algorithms acting as laws/ordinances on low levels of society.

Scary isn't it? But logical since corporations actually don't need so many parties, bribing, corupt bastard politicians on all levels etc which is increasing total system cost for them.
They only need us to exist, buy, eat and shit!

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:25 | 1117759 NotApplicable
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Who are these mysterious "citizens" of which you speak? All I see are captives with guns to their heads. (some of which are holding the gun to their own heads!)

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 12:31 | 1117481 TruthInSunshine
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And if Kuwait wasn't enough, son of Daiichi is smoking. But I'm sure this is nothing, and smoke in the wind. You know..just like at Daiichi. Because TEPCO has assured everyone.


Smoke briefly detected at Fukushima Daini nuclear power plant

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Smoke Briefly Detected At Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Plant

TOKYO (Kyodo)--Smoke was temporarily seen at the No. 1 reactor of the Fukushima Daini nuclear power plant, but it soon disappeared, its operator said Wednesday.

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said smoke was detected at around 5:56 p.m. from a power distribution panel on the first floor of the turbine building at the reactor. The company, known as TEPCO, said it made a call to a local fire department.

The announcement came at a time when efforts are under way to contain the nuclear crisis at the radiation-leaking Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex, hit by the devastating March 11 earthquake and ensuing tsunami.

The Fukushima Daini plant is located about 10 kilometers from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi plant, and its four reactors have been stable in so-called ''cold shutdown'' after suspending operations following the quake.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:03 | 1117645 knukles
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"Smoke was temporarily seen....but it soon disappeared, its operator said...."


Smoke disappeared.  As in floatedaway, dissipated, wafted off on a cool, gentle, fresh spring breeze, accompanied by butterflies, flower petals and rainbow shitting unicorns.  Correction, miniature winged rainbow colored skittle shitting unicorns..

But what the fuck caused the smoke in the electrical panel which handles the cooling unit?  Was it fucking fixed?

Maybe the new President of TEPCO'll go off to join his buddy in the rubber padded Karaoke bar in the sky, too.

Fucking amazing.
Who writes this crap?
Talk about dismissive redirection!  Bernays would give this a failing grade.  Even the gerbil up my butt can see through this bloody rot.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 12:31 | 1117484 A Man without Q...
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Don't forget about Syria...

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 12:37 | 1117506 LongSoupLine
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"syria" (see: Iran)

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 12:35 | 1117492 plocequ1
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Who cares. I just read that Godzilla ( Radiation) was spotted in New york. Man is futile.  My life is in Gods hands.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 12:35 | 1117497 rlouis
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Good thing this is a regular occurance in Kuwait otherwise I might worry that the CIA was losing control of the whole situation

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 12:34 | 1117500 LongSoupLine
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wow, using current "market logic", that should crush gold and silver while surging oil.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 12:36 | 1117501 Unlawful Justice
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The intangible asset of trust is in crisis.  

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:25 | 1117775 NotApplicable
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Wed, 03/30/2011 - 12:36 | 1117511 eureka
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To come: no debt ceiling raise + no budget cuts =

soon no U.S. government as well...

join the third world, Bitchez.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 12:38 | 1117518 Racer
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Shame the Fed hasn't folded.. and how come they get to make everyone wait to give the documents that the courts said they had to give and still haven't?

Now if that was you or me, we would be in jail for contempt of court

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 12:40 | 1117530 InconvenientCou...
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"...with a globalized corporatocracy long in charge of the world, receiving its lifeblood of endless money and cheap credit."

Lifeblood? Let's just say that the lifeblood heatmap would not be centered around New York, London and Tokyo. Quite the opposite.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 12:40 | 1117532 Oh regional Indian
Wed, 03/30/2011 - 12:48 | 1117558 fragrantdingleberry
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Anybody know where I can buy some good sneakers?

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:00 | 1117624 PulauHantu29
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No worries...they will all move to USA and build $100 Million McMansions:

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:13 | 1117705 GottaBKiddn
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Glad to see you include Belgium. Tons of exposure, like France and Italy.

The "Great City" is about to burst into flames.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:17 | 1117729 Motorhead
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Re:  Belgium (for you Monty Python fans, remember the skit with the "Prejudice Show" with the write-in campaign?):

"I can't think of anything more derogatory than 'Belgian'." (Rousing applause)

"Let's not call them anything, let's just ignore them."  (Rousing applause)


Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:30 | 1117798 Gigliola Cinquetti
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""I can't think of anything more derogatory than 'Belgian'."

You probably also think the stuff you drink in your pub qualifies as beer . And the stuff you eat is gourmet I guess . Belgium has the richest diversity in high quality beers and more 3 star giude Michelin restaurants per capita than France dipshit

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:47 | 1117924 Ethics Gradient
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This is fun:

...Jeremy Clarkson goes to Belgium.

It's biased, out of date and quite long, but still.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:51 | 1117946 Gigliola Cinquetti
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Clarkson should take a good look at the UK . Who the fuck wants to live there ? Tell me again what they export that the world needs so desperately ? Germany won WWII and put that in your pipe Clarkson

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:17 | 1118088 TruthInSunshine
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I was there last summer and what a toilet bowl. Just wow.

And if it's indicative of future U.S., just wow.

Overpriced, polluted toilet.

No offense to our British Friends. Many of the people were pleasant enough (they knew how badly they were being screwed, too).

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:49 | 1117942 Jean Lazard de ...
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Ofcourse we have, the eurocrats and frenchspeaking elites have to eat somewhere. As for the beers you are quite right. However I think that belgium should be split because the current construction is undemocratic. Just my 2 cents.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:55 | 1117975 Gigliola Cinquetti
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The current construction is a federal state , like Switzerland . The main problem is the ongoing money flow from the productive north (Flanders) to the more easy going south .Spliiting is a problem because the Brussels region (majority French speaking) is completely geographically surrounded by Flanders (dutch speaking) . You could turn Brussels maybe into a sort of EU capital territory .

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:03 | 1118016 Jean Lazard de ...
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We don´t have to split the country per se. As long as you seperate the money, you will gain efficiencies. But unfortunately at the current rate of change nothing will happen really and a split of the country would be the only way out. Not only brussels would be a problem. But also the national debt.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:07 | 1118039 Gigliola Cinquetti
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"Not only brussels would be a problem. But also the national debt."

Good point !!!


Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:19 | 1118096 Byte Me
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Belgium has the richest diversity in high quality beers and more 3 star giude Michelin restaurants per capita than France

All true -- plus ! --- we have the best coffee and chocolate on the continent as well.

who needs governments anyway

We don't need no stinkin' government!! We have regional assemblies for that crap anyway. Maybe the USA should take note of this and have a rethink about DC.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:27 | 1118133 Gigliola Cinquetti
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Don't even start me on food . White asparagus a la flamande  . Witlof .

"We don't need no stinkin' government!! "

The country is doing fine without one . I am all for keeping it that way . We are by nature suspicious of every government , even one of our own choice . That's the result of centuries of foreign occupation

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:29 | 1118148 Byte Me
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Wasn't going to mention the food -- it's probably the best kept secret of all, even from many ZHers..

(Pass the beer..)

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:32 | 1118156 Motorhead
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Get a sense of humor, you moron.  Sorry, I'll upgrade you to total retard.

BTW, I had a Chimay blue the other day.  Feel better now?  'Tard....

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 15:11 | 1118357 Gigliola Cinquetti
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Thx for supporting the GDP of that humble nation whose contribution to European culture lists artworks by Van Eyck , Van Dyck , Bouts , Breughel , van der Goes , Hals , Jordaens , Memling , Teniers , van der Weyden , Ensor , Delvaux , Magritte

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:21 | 1117738 eureka
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@ PulauHantu29 RE

Hollywood Movie Jews need 8,000 sq ft, Mid-East Oil Arabs need 80,000 -

Median Income Americans (MIA) need 800...

What if MIA boycotted the products of the two prior?

Nawh, MIA lives to escape reality/life via movies and driving around

aimlessly from mall to mall.


Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:28 | 1117782 AldoHux_IV
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I'm sure the CIA can find better replacements.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:27 | 1117788 bugs_
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so we can put the "Kuwaiti Question" next to the "Harrisburg IOU"

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:40 | 1117889 Debtless
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I'm really finding the geography maps in the news quite informative. For years I've been hearing about these places and had no real idea where they were. And some places like Oman, I had no idea even existed. I wish them all freedom, in whatever form that means to them.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:42 | 1117897 ginunn
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As a Canadian, I feel it important to separate the conditions in Canada from the rest of the world where governments have been overthrown or have fallen.

Firstly of all, the Canadian population is suffering from disinterest and boredom rather than any radical sense of injustice. Voter turnout at elections has been falling for decades. At the current rate we will reach the state where they will call an election and nobody will come.

Secondly, although there are segments of the population living in poverty and child poverty is a growing problem, the primary preoccupation is the price of a Big Mac relative to its shrinking size - not to be confused with the expanding size of the Big Mac eaters. Canada is very much an affluent society. Austerity here seems to be 4 lattes a week instead of 5.

Thirdly, Canadian politicians appear to spend all their time in partisan bickering. Put representatives of three of the parties together in a discussion as CTV news regularly does and you will be amazed at how vacuous 15 minutes can be. One of the gravest current scandals the government faces is that a junior minister inserted the word "not" in front of the word "approved" on a funding recommendation document (as one would assume would be a minister's prerogative and responsibility) and then initially denied it.

If any Canadian dies as a result of their government’s actions it will be through total boredom rather than bullets or bombs. However, one could argue that our government, in subjecting its citizens to listening to Question Period in the House of Commons, practices torture.


Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:18 | 1118102 TruthInSunshine
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Plus, you eat gravy on your french fries.


Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:51 | 1117913 GoinFawr
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I think that is the first time I have ever seen "Canadian" and "anarchy" used in the same sentence. Fret not Stephen Colbertites, Canuckistanians will have another 'Bilderberg certified' candidate back in their Prime Minister's office by May 3, or I'm sure David Johnston will seize the reins and point those maple syrup swillers in the correct direction.

ie The bitumen/water/raw ore/electricity/etc. will continue to flow south entirely unabated.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:53 | 1118261 Canuckistan Al
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I continue to hope and pray for yet another minority government. Keep the government from doing anything excessively stupid or excessively "partisan". What we have here, at present, is most theatrics.

Battling for "entitlements" if you will. Social "leftists" arguing for budget tilted toward "social expenditures" with the singular party of the "right" wanting to spend money on prisions, overly expensive jet fighters, and lower corporate taxes (which are actually not new, just continuing on a reduction plan introduced a few budgets ago).

"I'll take entitlements behind Door #2 Monty!

Most of the present backlash comes from a perception (reality) that our present PM acts like a dictator.

As usual, I'm tempted to vote for "none of the above" (poor bastard never wins though)

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 15:27 | 1118418 GoinFawr
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You're bang on about minority gov'ts; another good reason why everyone in Canada should peel themselves away from the playoffs long enough to cast a ballot.

And it's true, every party is going spend spend spend, regardless (Mark Carney's masters need Canada to get itself in deep enough one way or another). So you're left with the following choices: would you rather they put your grandchildren's wealth to work building new jail cells for potheads and bombing the defenceless wherever your southern neighbour directs you to target, or clean water and replacement hips for all?

Bonne Chance!

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:55 | 1117961 Dr. Porkchop
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As much as I'd like to see Harper go away, because he's a douchebag, there is little better to replace him. It's nice to think that we have more than a two party system, but the third party will never form a government because they are the wrong kind of socialists (they want to hand money to the citizen, not bankers). So it still boils down to trying to pick the lesser of two douchebags.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:35 | 1118060 GoinFawr
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So don't go for the douchebag or shit sandwich this time around. Unlike  certain other NA countries, you have more than (cough)2 (cough) choices. You have Canadian Action Party, Greens, Rhino, etc.

Shit, you've kept the NDP around long enough, and with Canada sitting on more natural resources per capita than most of the rest of the world why not give the spawn of Tommy Douglas a shot? Didn't you just recently label him as a Canada's Favourite National Hero or some'at? Well, while Tommy's modern day ilk might be sporting a Lanny MacDonald era mustache, at least you know that it's highly unlikely that he's a racist, and he has quality (!!) politicians like Linda Duncan in his corner to boot.

Who knows: you might get rights to your fresh water back from Europe, GMO labelling on your canned foodstuffs (in English AND French), keep your precious UHC; you know, all that shit that polls show something like 80% of Canuckians want, but Harper (probably at the behest of his campaign contributors) won't legislate because they really know what is good for you, pleb.


Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:57 | 1118269 Canuckistan Al
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And...the day after the election the headlines here will scream.......... "Same circus.......different clowns"!

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:13 | 1118073 Diogenes
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The Canadian government is hardly falling. They just announced an election that's all. No more of a disaster than, say, the election of George Bush or Barack Obama. Oh wait.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:15 | 1118076 Jaciems
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Tyler, please dont group Canada with the rest of these countries, whats going on with our government is almost a non-event, i have yet to even hear anyone even mention whats going on with our government outside of the media. Just the liberals stirring up shit as usual, they pulled the same stunt 2 months after the conservatives got elected.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:42 | 1118105 GoinFawr
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" ...2 months after the conservatives got elected..." form a weak minority gov't. Hardly a "mandate from the masses".

Fixed it for ya.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 15:28 | 1118432 Jaciems
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true but its pretty hypocritical for the liberals to try to unseat the conservatives because they're "undemocratic and corrupt" a couple months after getting their asses handed to them in a democratic election and when they're much more openly corrupt than the conservatives



Wed, 03/30/2011 - 16:00 | 1118525 GoinFawr
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OTOH naming a party 'Progressive Conservative' is pretty hypocritical, standalone. And I shouldn't need to inform you of all the other lies/turncoating they've propagated. But yeah, the liberals are full of it too. At least J Chretien didn't take you into Iraq? That should be worth something.

But as I've said above, if the Liberals and the PC's are just as bad as each other, why not give the New Democratic Party a spin, seeing as you've kept 'em around for so long and they've never been the governing party on a national level. Keep 'em at a minority so they don't go all Norway on ya, no doubt, but give 'em a turn and see if they can handle it.

Worst thing that could happen is Layton tries to nationalize, well, everything, but that would be followed by an immediate 'no-confidence' vote that would show them the door right smartly. I mean I highly doubt his party is that stupid... keep in mind: Federal elections cost much less than most Federal programs, and empower you.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:31 | 1118128 benburnyanki
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Feeeeeeeeuk that means at 3 a week and around 150 countries to go, in only 50 weeks its a done deal and we can all go out and buy $5000 mercedes and full auto HK-91's.

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

burp oops I mean I been livin in Hong Kong since '91 mr. nsa man...


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Wed, 03/30/2011 - 15:27 | 1118423 Jreb
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Canadian Government Falls - Not News. Old Hat. We elect new governments like most people change their shorts.

Hopefully we will see another minority - unable to do anything the damage is slowed.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 15:33 | 1118458 Jaciems
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4th election in 7 were guaranteed another minority and the PQ will probably keep gaining ground because of all this stupid drama leading to speculation of a referendum again...such bs...

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 16:38 | 1118760 Urban Redneck
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How many governments have fallen this year?  At least one them should have been good for a USDX bounce. 

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 18:20 | 1119176 Buck Johnson
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The questions most likely they wanted to ask was Where's the Money, Where's the Money.

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