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Italy May Be Headed For Revote Following Miserable Bersani-Monti Senate Showing

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Very bad news for the globalist statist banker oligarchy as it now appears that an Italian revote is virtually unavoidable:


It also means that should Grillo form a coalition with Berlusconi, even if very unlikely, they would have the required 158 seat majority in the Senate. In short: this is a horrible result for Goldman and its technocratic tentacle which got an epic boot from the Italian people.


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Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:28 | 3274157 fightthepower
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Fuck you Rothschilds!  End the EU!

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:29 | 3274159 YuropeanImbecille
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I have a dream.. That one day us poor europeans will be left alone by the goldmans, rothsteins, and baumgartners of this world

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:38 | 3274190 Momauguin Joe
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Cut out the middlemen. The key to financial and sprirtual freedom.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 13:09 | 3274263 Shell Game
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"Cut up the middlemen. The key to financial and sprirtual freedom."


Mon, 02/25/2013 - 13:15 | 3274284 walküre
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If Bunga is not with the Rothschilds then Bunga is with the Mafia.

There is no freedom either way. We were serfs, we are serfs and we will always be serfs.

The only freedom is as far as you can shoot from your house that you own free and clear.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 13:41 | 3274390 PersonalRespons...
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"house that you own free and clear"

I thought taxes make that an impossibility

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 13:56 | 3274430 walküre
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Technically you're correct.

If the class of serfs however isn't able to scrouge together a couple thousand for taxes, then the munis have bigger problems than trying to collect from the serfs.

I've resigned to the fact that all is just a big shit show and everyone is out to screw us anyway. Those who disagree are typically invested in the current status quo and fighting tooth and nail trying to keep the deception and propaganda going.

The arguments are overwhelmingly supportive of the conspiracies.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 13:51 | 3274419 Freddie
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Did the Mafia invest in wars like the alternative?  I don't think so.  Yeah the Mafia sucks but it is better than the other guys.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 13:58 | 3274435 walküre
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The Mafia is the church. I'm not sure if we can qualify that as being better or worse.


Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:38 | 3274194 camaro68ss
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awww yes, the sheeple are turning to people once again!


Now its time for america to do the same!

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:45 | 3274207 TruthInSunshine
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I must need glasses; I read the title as "Italy May Be Headed For Revolt..."

Then again...

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:49 | 3274219 blabam
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Let the Bunga soar! 

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 13:53 | 3274421 Freddie
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The Italians are far smarter than Hope & Change Americans.  USA - brainwashed by TV and Hollywood aka Obummer Oscars and BS.   I don't watch TV or Hollywood's shit.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 13:28 | 3274327 FeralSerf
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Be patient my friend.  As soon as Europe's bones are picked clean, the vultures will fly off to their next victims and you will be left alone, at least until you claw yourselves out of your economic holes.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:38 | 3274191 Groundhog Day
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I just hope the recount doesn't include a diebold machine, then we're all screwed

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:30 | 3274162 Jason T
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Armstrong likes this outcome ..

Italy will say the hell with raising taxes under this guy supposedly.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:34 | 3274177 Abraxas
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Armstrong is great for a lesson in history and ambiguity – not to be listened for financial advice.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 13:16 | 3274267 geminiRX
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While everyone was bearish on the Greek and Nikkei indexes - he predicted their reversal. He is also been the pundit correct in predicting gold direction over the past year. I find mainstream media and zerohedge are polar extremes, and Armstrong a nice counterbalance. I do have issues with "my computer model sees everything" thesis...... really? I think the thing that really bothers me is that zerohedge constantly bashes the idea of the DOW and S&P reaching new highs on a daily basis and amounts everything to manipulation. Is it manipulation - or capital flow that Armstrong suggests. I'm not an economist, so I can even begin to congecture who's right (just try to value everyone's opinion and try to make the best decisions for myself)

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 13:31 | 3274340 Forgiven
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Capital flow and manipulation are the same thing when you control printing press genius!

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 13:46 | 3274404 geminiRX
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Sorry, don't buy into the thesis that the world economy is under complete central control. That would indicate that someone with intelligence is running the show. Judging by Phd economists and Bernank comments from the past, I don't think anyone is in control (it's just the illusion they give to instill confidence). Markets always find a way. 

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 15:22 | 3274656 angel_of_joy
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"That would indicate that someone with intelligence is running the show."

There is another enticing posiblity, i.e. that somebody with NO intelligence, just a few "cool" ideas (result of a combination between poor education and silly ideology) IS running the show. Occam's razor could be such a bitch, sometimes...

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:32 | 3274166 nobusiness
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They will find a way to make this bullish

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:35 | 3274183 trebuchet
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not this time fast money shorting like F*k

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:32 | 3274167 ArkansasAngie
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Criminals to the left ... Banksters to the right.  What's a common man's no vote to do. 

Grilo ... whatcha gonna do?

May the bird of paradise fly up Goldman's nose!!!!

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:32 | 3274168 sgorem
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wtf. it doesn't matter who wins, it only matters how much backdoor money Godman Sucks distributes to the winners. (or am i missing something here - doubtful).

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:32 | 3274170 unwashedmass
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Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:33 | 3274173 LongSoupLine
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Best fucking news in a long fucking time.

All I need now is to fucking hear Bernanke slipped on some fucking spaghetti crossing the fucking street and got hit by an Italian sports car driven by a fucking Italian. Fucker.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 13:29 | 3274336 Kaiser Sousa
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hey soup, take it away.........


Citigroup’s Man Goes to the Treasury Department

"Jack Lew is the nominee for Treasury secretary whose own bonus as an investment banker was bailed out by the Treasury Department when it rescued Citigroup Inc. (C) in 2008. He owes much to America’s taxpayers. He should also be grateful to Citigroup for agreeing to let him rejoin the government without suffering much for it financially.An intriguing revelation from Lew’s Senate confirmation hearing last week was that he stood to be paid handsomely by Citigroup if he left the company for a top U.S. government job, under his 2006 employment agreement with the bank. The wording of the pay provisions made it seem, at least to me, as if Citigroup might have agreed to pay Lew some sort of a bounty to seek out, and be appointed to, such a position."


Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:34 | 3274178 lolmao500
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They could ally for now, get Italy out of the Euro and THEN do new elections.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:35 | 3274180 HD
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Everything Tyler said would happen, happened. 

For the love of God Tyler - start posting about the S&P going to 800. Thank you in advance.


Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:35 | 3274184 Super Broccoli
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just let me know when hanging bankers is legal

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:35 | 3274185 Hopium Dealer
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I'm short Euros

Long prostitutes

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:38 | 3274192 Racer
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They don't like the result so they want a re-vote and will keep doing so until they get what they want...

Why not just rig it as the banksters do everything else

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:40 | 3274198 Super Broccoli
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yeah, let's set up some internet voting ! i wanna vote for italy too ! :-)

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:44 | 3274208 Ned Zeppelin
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If at first TARP doesn't pass, try, try again. 

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:40 | 3274196 oleander garch
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Until the Italian government is composed of people who explicitly reject the Euro and renounce the Italian debt, the game goes on.  After all, the status quo parties got more than 200 seats.  The FU party only got 53.  A long way to go before they shit down this thing of ours.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:44 | 3274203 Ned Zeppelin
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Don't worry, Goldman will make this right.  Monti-Bersani- Grillo adds up to control.  Or "take care" of Berlusconi's demands that are before the Goldmans as we speak.  "Or else," says Bunga Bunga.

Stay tuned, but be assured that all is under control, appearances notwithstanding. 

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:44 | 3274205 mayhem_korner
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Italy may be headed for revote...



Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:51 | 3274224 Unprepared
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My brain read it "revolt"

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:53 | 3274232 Dagny Taggart
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Mine too.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 13:16 | 3274287 Edward Fiatski
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Off to the nearest FEMA camp for re-education with both of you. :)

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:48 | 3274214 nobusiness
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Funny thing is we expect the market to go down on Italy implying no more banker bailouts (doing the right thing)

I worry when doing the right thing causes personal loss of wealth have we crossed the abiss

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:48 | 3274216 ekm
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Forza Berlusconi

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:50 | 3274222 Cman5000
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My question is when is the US headed for a revolt ?

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:53 | 3274229 Glass Seagull
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Mon, 02/25/2013 - 13:15 | 3274285 littleguy
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Never, the US plebs are sheep. When was the last mass protest? Don't say Occupy, because that was a total crock. 

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:52 | 3274227 cardis
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Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:53 | 3274228 doggis
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Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:55 | 3274234 rsnoble
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Will they keep having revotes until the elite get their way?


Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:56 | 3274235 PUD
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Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:56 | 3274236 Jayda1850
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I was so upset that the greek elections were such a let down, hope the Italians have more balls to resist the status quo.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:56 | 3274240 Lord Peter Pipsqueak
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Bunga Bunga!!!Go Bunga!!!

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 13:00 | 3274247 Curtis LeMay
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4.41pm GMT 

The first projections from the Chamber of Deputies are showing the centre-right [Berlusconi] in the lead.

LMAO! Go Silvio Go!

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 13:03 | 3274251 Volaille de Bresse
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"Very bad news for the globalist statist banker oligarchy"


YES! Italia! Italia! Italia! Blow up the fucking corrupt system!

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 13:07 | 3274254 Kaiser Sousa
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Berlussoni fucking up the cocksucker bankers grand plan....

"forget about it....."

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 13:09 | 3274255 Count Manzeppi
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Would be happier about it if I didn't utterly loathe Berlusconi. He's a revolting slimebag and an embarrassment to Italy.


Mon, 02/25/2013 - 13:34 | 3274357 FeralSerf
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He may be an embarrassment, but at least he's an Italian instead of a Zionist vulture.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 14:09 | 3274460 Lord Peter Pipsqueak
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"Would be happier about it if I didn't utterly loathe Berlusconi. He's a revolting slimebag and an embarrassment to Italy."

Would agree my noble Count,he has made Italian politics a laughing stock,but he represents the only hope for Italians and most people of Europe to break the current system.

Says a lot about democracy as a whole doesn't it?

Personally I would vote for a talking dog if it offered an alternative to the current two party system in the UK.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 13:07 | 3274256 Smegley Wanxalot
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My heart simply weeps for Goldman Sachs.

Weeps in tears of laughter, that is.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 13:25 | 3274316 No Euros please...
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Don't weep for Goldman, when you're doing God's work, no-one expects to be popular. Let's just hope they meet the same fate as the last guy that tried to do God's work.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 13:08 | 3274260 Super Broccoli
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one day people will understand voting is useless ... burn your parliament you fucking banker's dick cocksucking sheep !

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 13:08 | 3274261 JR
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Why would Italians turn to Grillo, a comedian with a diploma as an accountant? Just for laughs?

No. In this case, the humor is biting, critical of corruption, bankers, totalitarianism, globalism, and, yes, socialism.

I am finding more about Grillo and here’s an excerpted sketch from Wiki (always cognizant of possible Wiki bias):

In 1987 during the Saturday night TV show Fantastico 7, he attacked the Italian Socialist Party and its leader Bettino Craxi, then Italy's Prime Minister, on the occasion of his visit in the People's Republic of China.

The joke was:

A member of the Italian Socialist Party asked Craxi: "If the Chinese are all socialists, whom do they steal from"?

The joke hinted at the totalitarianism of the PRC, but even more to the widespread corruption for which the Italian Socialist Party was known. As a consequence, Grillo was effectively and silently banished from publicly owned television[citation needed); yet, he was vindicated a few years later when the Italian Socialist Party had to be disbanded in a welter of corruption scandals known as Tangentopoli, uncovered by the Mani pulite investigation. Craxi himself died in Tunisia, unable to return to Italy where he would have been jailed for several convictions.

Consequently, from the beginning of the 1990s his appearances on television became rare: according to many people, the reason for this is a silent ostracism by politicians offended by his revelations about their hidden financial activities, frauds and false claims. [citation needed) When one of his shows was finally allowed to be broadcast by RAI, in 1993, it obtained a record share of 16 million viewers.[citation needed) He was later banned definitively from Italian television.[citation needed]

He currently performs in theatres in Italy and abroad, often with outstanding success. Grillo's themes include energy usage, political and corporate corruption, finance, freedom of speech, child labour, globalization, and technology. Recently Grillo started to encourage the use of Wikipedia as the future of knowledge sharing, and generally he is a strong proponent of internet freedom.

Political activism

Grillo has spearheaded several national and international political campaigns. On 8 September 2007, he organized a "V?Day Celebration" in Italy; the "V" stood for vaffanculo. During the rally, Grillo projected the names of two dozen Italian politicians who had been convicted of crimes ranging from corruption and tax evasion to abetting a murder. More than 2 million Italians participated in this rally. Grillo also used this rally to urge Italians to sign a petition calling for the introduction of a Bill of Popular Initiative to remove members of the Italian Parliament who have criminal convictions of any kind from their office. According to Internet scholars, V?day was the first case in Italian history of a political demonstration developed and promoted via word–of–mouth mobilization on the blogosphere and the social networking services.  

This was followed by the second V-Day on 25 April 2008, in Turin, S. Carlo Square. This V?Day was dedicated to the Italian press and the financial support it receives from the government. Grillo heavily criticized the Italian press for the lack of freedom, Umberto Veronesi for his support for incinerators, NATO bases in Italy, the politicians (Silvio Berlusconi had recently been re-elected), and TV channel Retequattro for still holding on to TV frequencies already assigned to Europa 7.

On 1 September 2005, thanks to contributions from readers of his blog, Grillo bought a full page advertisement in the Italian newspaper La Repubblica in which he called for the resignation of the Bank of Italy’s (then) governor Antonio Fazio over the Antonveneta banking scandal. In October 2005, Time chose him as one of the "European Heroes 2005" for his constant battle against corruption and financial scandals.

On 22 November 2005, Grillo also bought a page in the International Herald Tribune,again claiming that members of the Italian Parliament ought not to represent citizens if they have ever been convicted in a court of law, even in the first degree of the three available in the Italian system. His blog now contains a regularly updated list of members of the Italian Parliament who have been convicted in all three degrees, in what he calls "operation Clean Parliament.” Grillo claimed, in 2007, that data suggested that even Scampia, the most dangerous suburb of Naples and one of the areas with the highest crime rate in Europe, actually had a lower crime rate than the Italian parliament's membership.

On 26 July 2007, Grillo was permitted to speak to the members of the European Parliament in Brussels where he drew attention to the dangerous, negative state of current Italian politics.

In August 2008, Grillo was the subject of a report on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's (ABC-TV) international affairs program "Foreign Correspondent". Titled "The Clown Prince" the report profiled Grillo's life, political activism, the V?Day campaign, and use of the internet as a political tool.

In 2010, he started a political movement called "Movimento 5 stelle" ("Five Stars Movement")... to join, by the Internet, people who believe in ideals like honesty and direct democracy, and saying that politicians are only subordinates of the people and that they should work for the country only for a short time and only if they are not condemned for crimes, and thinking about the problems of their country without any other interest. …

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 13:28 | 3274331 Karl von Bahnhof
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Wiki = managed bullshit propaganda ultimo

read about beppe the color revolutionaire:

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 14:48 | 3274562 JR
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Interesting: it’s a mixed bag for sure. However, I take issue with Tarpey’s taking issue with Grillo on the following: “The 5SM is anti-politician, anti-euro, anti-infrastructure, anti-tax, and anti-mainstream media. Like the GOP, they want to reduce the public debt, meaning they want deflation.” It seems to me that a big dose of “anti” is needed these days to counteract the ongoing system of billions for the bankers and austerity for the peoples.

Says Tarpey of Grillo: “He is long on petty bourgeois process reforms like term limits, media reform, corporate governance, and banning convicted felons from parliament, but short on defending the standard of living for working people.”  What’s wrong with that? Those “petty bourgeois process reforms” of Tarpey’s, imo, translate into a higher standard of living for Italians, not a lower one.

Incidentally, the following on the Grillo movement just came in from Paul Owen on the election website linked here by Curtis LeMay, and indicates Grillo’s Facebook fans worldwide have a left-wing bent, according to Demos. But then I don’t exactly trust Demos, either: it is pro-diversity, pro world-governance, pro-progressive, and until 2012 was funded by The American Prospect,” a good leftwing magazine.” Regardless, here ‘tis with perhaps a lot of wishful biased thinking:

British thinktank Demos has been studying the Beppe Grillo phenomenon. The thinktank has surveyed Facebook supporters of the Five Star Movement and found that only 8% trust the government, 3% trust political parties, 2% trust parliament, 2% trust banks and financial institutions and 6% trust big companies – lower, on every measure, than the Italian general public. Only 11% trust the press (against 34% of Italians overall) and less than 4% trust TV (against 40% of Italians). In stark contrast to this, 76% of Grillo's Facebook fans trust the internet, where the movement was born and which it has used to organise itself. Demos writes:

Other findings of the research include:

·         Those surveyed are more likely to be male and to be older.

·         They are more likely to be well-qualified, with 54% reporting they had a high school diploma (compared to the Italian average of 41%), but are also more likely to be unemployed – 19% compared to the Italian average of 7.9%.

·         On average, they self-identify as left-wing: when asked to place themselves on a spectrum ranging from 1-10, with 1 being furthest left and 10 furthest right, the average score for respondents was 3.88.

·         When asked to name their top two concerns, supporters chose the economic situation (62%) and unemployment (61%). A distant third was taxation at 41%.

·         They are broadly positive about immigration: more likely than the Italian public in general to view immigration as an opportunity (56% versus 28%). ...

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 13:09 | 3274264 Everybodys All ...
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Should be much easier to "fix" the vote the second time around.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 13:14 | 3274278 littleguy
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Even then, if it doesn't work, they can just keep revoting á la EU. That way they're sure to eventually come to the correct solution. And we all know what that is (clue : a GS/EU drone). 

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 13:11 | 3274269 Edward Fiatski
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Bersani & Monti blocs together with 121 seats vs. Silvio's 138 is certainly a U-turn of pre-market, pre-news, pre-selloff Hopium.


Mon, 02/25/2013 - 13:12 | 3274273 MarsInScorpio
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I've been wondering when the European people would grow a backbone and tell the greedy, psycho, technocrats to take a hike.


Let me see if I understand what the technos have been dealing out: it's financially sound to print money endlessly, so long as it goes to the banksters, hedge funds, so-called investment banks, stock/equities manipulation firms, and bond breakers (deliberate misnomer to make a point).


But it's horrible financial policy to give the money to the everyday people to pay bills and live at a respectable standard of living.


God knows we have to concern ourselves with the disasterous effects of household debt, while we prattle away running up the balance sheets of the world's central banks - especially the FED, which only avoids bankrupcy because it can always clear its own checks.


Who buys that crap anyway, and for how long?


Congratulations to the everyday people of Italy. Perhaps they will set a new standard for the continent, and turn the banskster class on its ear, taking back their own futures.


Now if only Americans would grow a backbone as well. Revolutions can occur with ballots; you don't have to always resort to bullets (Especially when the Status Quo can call out the 101st Airborne to quash your pitiful irregular miiitia in a heartbeat . . . or just use drones to murder you.).


Mon, 02/25/2013 - 13:14 | 3274280 Professor Fate
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Mothers...hide your daughters!  Bunga Bunga is in the house and the man loves clams.  Makes Clinton look like an amatuer.  Go Bunga.. GO!!!

Fate the Magnificent

"Push the Button, Max" 

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 13:38 | 3274372 No Euros please...
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Clinton WAS an amateur. Just compare (and contrast) Monica Lewinsky with Ruby Rubacuori. Mamma mia who needs a cigar!

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 13:22 | 3274303 AnAnonymous
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'Americanism' might have entered this stage when the middle class is disatisfied with their servants, leading them to vote in a different candidate simply to punish the current incumbent.

Check for the servants: if they behave as if simply applying for the election against an incumbent is enough to be voted in, that 'american' society has entered the stage in 'americanism' when the rage against the current servant is enough to get elected.

Revolving governments coming and angrier and angrier middle class as whoever they keep voting in, this servant will be unable to satisfy the middle class while the candidates to servitude know it is enough to wait for applying to get elected.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 13:27 | 3274326 akak
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Free Tibet!

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 13:23 | 3274306 ShankyS
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Yu mean there is an election on the planet that Soros does not control?

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 13:30 | 3274337 americanspirit
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Goldman has a planeload of Ukranian prostitutes on the way to Italy as we speak - so Bungaman is in the bag. As for the clown - he does a great "slip on a banana and break my neck" routine. Monti is waiting quietly in the wings. Everything's cool.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 14:00 | 3274442 Village Smithy
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It's sad that it really has become that simple.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 13:35 | 3274362 TNTARG
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At this point I think survival is the priority. Hope my beloved italinas fuck the shit Troika up and start the countries' domino exit from perverse Eurozone.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 15:00 | 3274588 JR
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With a third of the votes counted, the Ministry of Interior's figures for the Chamber of Deputies are also showing the leftwing coalition in the lead:

Chamber of Deputies:

Centre-left coalition (Bersani): 32%

Centre-right coalition (Berlusconi): 26.6%

Five Star Movement (Grillo): 25.6%

Centrist coalition (Monti): 10.4%

Just in minutes ago on Paul Owen’s Italian election results – live coverage – The Guardian

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 15:04 | 3274596 JR
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8 minutes ago:

A representative of Grillo’s Five Star Movement in Rome, Alessandro Di Battista, told the news agency Ansa:

We are waiting for the official figures. First, we need to know how many we are: count ourselves up. Then we’ll meet, listen to the web and decide what to do.

He stressed that the movement’s elected representatives would take their decisions independently of Grillo, John Hooper reports.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 15:05 | 3274599 AbbeBrel
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Going long ZOOPLANKTON.COM (ticker: ZOOP) since the Squid lost the Big One.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 15:18 | 3274643 NoWayJose
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Bunga-Grillo will happen! Bunga knows he cannot get an outright majority otherwise. Grillo knows he gains power thru Bunga by getting some reforms in place. Not a natural pairing but this is Italy afterall.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 15:20 | 3274649 JR
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7m ago

Here is Rai's most recent projection for the Senate:


Centre-right coalition (Berlusconi): 30.5%

Centre-left coalition (Bersani): 31.1%

Five Star Movement (Grillo): 24.4%

Centrist coalition (Monti): 9.5%

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 15:40 | 3274723 Piranhanoia
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Bunga can take in so many bribes to make it look like he supports the Euro, he must be dripping with joy.  If he works with Beppe,  they pull the plug and go back to the Lira.  Italy does an Iceland, and becomes the only solvent country with a lot of golden showers.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 16:56 | 3275034 hooligan2009
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here's a good (italian) site

beppe grillio's five star party is the second largest party in both houses (senato and camera) ... just watch what happens when some of those minor parties in bersani's and berlusconi's coalitions start jumping ship! 

now then...let's see if the pirate party in germany gets a lift!

though germany's "citizens in rage" party might do better as well

tea-party? looks like they are doing the washing up

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