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Berlusconi Tells Repubblica Ahead Of Confidence Vote: "I Want To Look My Traitors In The Face"

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With the soap opera moving from Greece to Italy, the entertainment factor is about to have a step function move higher. Here is the latest on the Berlusconi "resignation" farce from La Repubblica, google translated: "Free Berlusconi: "I want to see in his face betrays those." Silvio Berlusconi does not resign. Available on the phone with the Prime Minister gave to displace those who resigned and revealed: "Tomorrow is the statement in the House vote, then I will trust the letter submitted to the EU and the ECB. I want to see in the face of those who try to betray me. I do not understand how they are circulated the voices of my resignation, are devoid of any foundation, "said the premier." Needless to say, grammatical perfection is irrelevant here: the message is all too clear - unless Silvion gets full immunity and prosection guarantees from his replacement, he will not step down. The question is can anyone give such a promise to the billionaire?


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Mon, 11/07/2011 - 09:23 | 1852625 Apostle of Unknown
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Tu quoque fili mi?

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 09:26 | 1852641 rosex229
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I've already gone through so much popcorn over the last 2 months... but I suppose one more bag won't hurt

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 09:31 | 1852658 gojam
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Good news for me. I'm long on popcorn.

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 09:35 | 1852675 SheepDog-One
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Im buying popcorn in the 55 gallon drum size now.

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 09:41 | 1852695 Josh Randall
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Oh, you decided to LISESMAN-size your grocery purchases now ? Nice..

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 10:17 | 1852806 He_Who Carried ...
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How much peaceful me would like him to meet some real guys in a dark corner of a street is rather startling...

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 10:29 | 1852838 DeadFred
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Even with a halting translation it's still a politician with moving lips.

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 10:56 | 1852932 i-dog
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I'm not so sure about that. Any impediment to the NWO globalists is a friend of mine!!

Rock on, Silvio and Angela ... make 'em sweat!

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 09:50 | 1852730 HedgeAccordingly
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im long Italian Lingeri

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 10:07 | 1852788 Long-John-Silver
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My Popcorn Futures are doing very well.

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 09:27 | 1852644 paarsons
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He's obviously in need of a homosexual lover to take the edge off.

It's a Greek/Italian thing.

Please don't judge.

Where's the lube.

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 10:33 | 1852853 tmosley
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He can get as much of that as he wants and more in prison.

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 09:45 | 1852714 Pizza spaghetti...
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A few problems with Latin ?

Tu quoque filii mihi !


Mon, 11/07/2011 - 09:24 | 1852629 GeneMarchbanks
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Silvio = modern day Nero.

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 09:24 | 1852633 Seasmoke
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it looks like in the future, he could be hanging upside down

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 09:32 | 1852659 bdc63
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I think it's time to make him an offer he can't refuse ...

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 10:00 | 1852769 SteveNYC
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Look in the mirror, Silvio!

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 09:25 | 1852637 Conrad Murray
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Hang him.

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 09:25 | 1852638 slaughterer
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Why doesn't Bunga Bunga resign and just move to Switzerland to avoid prosecution?   Then find a GS-schooled replacement.  It would make a market very happy ... for 24 hours.   

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 09:29 | 1852648 Sudden Debt
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For his sake, I hope the metal detectors at the entrance did their job...

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 09:30 | 1852650 The Limerick King
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To start a new leadership race

Will all traitors please show their face

A small price to pay

To send "Sil" on his way

To finally resign in disgrace

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 10:17 | 1852807 Vergeltung
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you never miss with these man. well done.

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 11:30 | 1853094 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Agreed; he's been in top form today.


Mon, 11/07/2011 - 09:30 | 1852652 DormRoom
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"I Want To Look My Traitors In The Face"  Is that the same face he uses when ass raping underage Moroccans?
Mon, 11/07/2011 - 09:33 | 1852653 Zola
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As always, the best entertainment always comes from Italy ! Vive le Colisee ! Maybe they will rise back to their former glorious selves after this debt crisis ? One can always hope !

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 09:31 | 1852656 Shizzmoney
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Unlike G-PAP, this guy wont go away gracefully.  There will be political bloodshed, as Italian politics wrote hte book on political mutiny. 

He won't leave on his own unless there is a serious threat of them voting him out.  Then, he may leave just ot save face.  But he'll wait as long as he has to.

Good news for Silvio? At least AC Milan is top 3 in Serie A.

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 10:06 | 1852786 Global Hunter
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Will we get Aqualani back if Berlusconi falls?

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 09:33 | 1852663 SheepDog-One
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Come on BurlySconi, whats wrong cant we get a little satanic hand gesture today? Feeling a little demure?

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 09:34 | 1852665 Archimedes
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And in other news Germany's economy (The strongest in Europe) is imploding as Industrial production craters. Down 2.7%!

Europe is already in Recession. Which means all GDP forcasts will again be lowered and debt will rise.


Mon, 11/07/2011 - 09:36 | 1852679 SheepDog-One
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Dang Im sure that must be kinda bullish or something.

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 09:44 | 1852710 Rip van Wrinkle
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Another 400 points on the Dow, then!

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 09:35 | 1852669 ziggy59
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Silvio, Get your decaf espresso here! You may blow a gasket if you drink high test

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 09:35 | 1852676 aldousd
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I know it was you, you broke my heart.

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 09:44 | 1852707 Josh Randall
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After his exit Burlesque-coni will be trying to muscle Moe Green out of his stake in the Pioneer

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 09:36 | 1852678 common_sense
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Mon, 11/07/2011 - 09:45 | 1852715 LeonardoFibonacci
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Italian song to tell Berlusconi to "go fuck off", literally! pronounced: Vaffanculo



Mon, 11/07/2011 - 09:39 | 1852688 Paul Thomason
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At least he has some character,  better than the rest of the boring turds like van rumpoy and co.  Plus I still think Steve Liesman gives a new meaning to the word 'slob', perhaps that fat docile pig could be the new PM?

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 09:42 | 1852700 Note to self
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Stake my future on a hell of a past
Looks like tomorrow is a coming on fast
Ain't complaining about what I got
Seen better times but who has not.

Silvio silver and gold 
Won't buy back the beat of a heart grown cold
Silvio I gotta go
Find out something only dead men know.

Honest as the next jade rolling that stone
When I come and knockin' don't throw me no bone
I'm an old boll weevil looking for a home
If you don't like it you can leave me alone.

I can snap my fingers and require the rain
From a clear blue sky and turn it off again
I can stroke your body and relieve your pain
And charm the whistle off an evening train.

Silvio silver and gold
Won't buy back the beat of a heart grown cold
Silvio I gotta go
Find out something only dead men know 

Give what I got until I got no more
I take what I get until I even the score
You know I love you and further more
When it is time to go you got an open door.

I can tell your fancy I can tell your plain
You give something up for ev'rything you gain
Since ev'ry pleasure's got an edge of pain
Pay for your ticket and don't complain.

One of these days and it won't be long
Going down the valley and sing my song
I will sing it loud and sing it strong
Let the echo decide if I was right or wrong.

Silvio silver and gold
Won't buy back the beat of a heart grown cold
Silvio I gotta go 
Find out something only dead men know.

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 09:54 | 1852753 Note to self
Mon, 11/07/2011 - 10:13 | 1852798 earleflorida
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@ Note to self

your good -

your very good! 


Mon, 11/07/2011 - 09:42 | 1852701 aleph0
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Always makes me laugh :

Yet another one :


Eurogroup finance ministers will hold an emergency meeting on 17 Nov amid problems with the eurozone's bailout fund the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF).

"Emergency"  ... meet in 10 days time ?

Like ... that should prop things up until the 17th. while everybody waits , guessing what the next indecision will be !

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 09:45 | 1852716 SheepDog-One
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Borrowing bailout funds from Bora Bora.

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 09:44 | 1852709 SheepDog-One
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World Den of Thieves Club member complaining about traitors. Aw thats a shame... 

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 09:44 | 1852711 The Knights Who...
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Romanes eunt domus.

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 09:59 | 1852764 Spastica Rex
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People called Romanes, they go, the house?

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 10:00 | 1852765 Pizza spaghetti...
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A few problems with Latin ?


Mon, 11/07/2011 - 10:05 | 1852780 Spastica Rex
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All right, but apart from the sanitation, medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh water system and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us? 

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 10:43 | 1852891 Pizza spaghetti...
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Just a more other item: law.

See the Corpus juris Justinianeum, for instance.

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 11:09 | 1852995 Abitdodgie
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Bloody Romans , I want to be a woman , !

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 11:50 | 1853202 Whoa Dammit
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A few problems with Monty Python?

Life of Brian

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 09:44 | 1852712 Superslam
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If G-Pap was a scar on the face of Greece, Berlusconi is a herpetic wart on Italy's penis.


Mon, 11/07/2011 - 10:09 | 1852792 CPL
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You guys are talking like there is someone worth while coming in after the dirt bags running the show.


I'm afraid while the cream raises to the top so does the scum so don't expect a white knight to jump into the seat once the current marketing brands are out of their "elected" chairs.

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 11:35 | 1853111 TheFourthStooge-ing
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According to Superslam:

If G-Pap was a scar on the face of Greece, Berlusconi is a herpetic wart on Italy's penis.

...and a boil on Europe's taint.


Mon, 11/07/2011 - 09:45 | 1852718 Dick Darlington
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OT: Thought this might be interesting...

Eurofanatics finally opened the books for 10yr 3bn EFSF bond this morning. According to the latest update books will close 14:00 London time. Pricing ms+104.

TERMS/TIMNING: new long 10yr EFSF Euro Benchmark

* Books close at 14:00 London time.
* Deal will be EUR 3bn and will price at EUR mid-swaps +104bps
* Books just shy of EUR 3bn


Mon, 11/07/2011 - 10:44 | 1852893 Lord Welligton
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And who bought it.

And did they have their arm twisted.

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 09:48 | 1852727 Instant Wealth
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Geh in die Knie
Und klatsch in die Hände
Beweg deine Hüften
Und tanz den Mussolini
Tanz den Mussolini
Tanz den Mussolini

(D.A.F., "Der Mussolini")

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 09:51 | 1852735 chindit13
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This guy's got all the necessary qualifications to be something like...Mayor of Chicago.

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 10:21 | 1852805 earleflorida
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Mon, 11/07/2011 - 10:19 | 1852811 earleflorida
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does he have a halved middle finger on his right hand?

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 09:52 | 1852742 vegas
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Silvio, it's not personal, it's just business.

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 09:53 | 1852744 Oswald Spengler
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You would have thought the Germans would have learned their lesson about having anything to do with Greeks and Italians. 

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 09:53 | 1852747 ziggy59
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A little late praying, no ?

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 09:56 | 1852757 Pizza spaghetti...
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Dear Tyler

If you get your news from La Repubblica, who is toast is you with your long on Italy CDS position, not Berlusconi. Try another information source such as Il Foglio at or

If you wish to preach, a bit of disclosure would be fair.


Mon, 11/07/2011 - 10:01 | 1852758 Mercury
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Silvio says:

I'm going to get Italy out of this mess if I have to fuck my way out!

Take it away Bob...

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 09:58 | 1852762 lizzy36
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I am beginning to think that a side effect of using Viagra on an hourly basis, is insanity.

Anyone that thinks Berlusconi is going quietly, is delusionsal. Think less quiet transfer of power and more hunkering down in a bunker under the Parliament of Italy (which i am positive has stripper polls - bunga bunga)

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 10:00 | 1852766 xcehn
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This man epitomises everything that is wrong with politics everywhere. He should not be offered immunity under any circumstances.

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 10:00 | 1852767 TradingJoe
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And..Don Silvio contemplates dispatching some people, who know some people, who whacked some people, eh?!?!

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 10:00 | 1852768 vote_libertaria...
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Euro down almost 1% today

Italian 10 year yield up to the 6.6x% range today


aaaaaaand stocks down a tenth or 2.  Yepper, everything back to normal in Bzarro World.

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 10:00 | 1852770 SheepDog-One
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Always tomorrow, never today. And the next 'emergency meeting' on the 17th...meanwhile today is always fine, resolution to follow tomorrow. 

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 10:03 | 1852777 Uchtdorf
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How did we ever decide that Italy would be a good ally to take on the world?

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 10:23 | 1852823 knukles
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Because they march with their hands on their heads.

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 10:05 | 1852782 bullchit
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"The good, the bad and the ugly."
Silvio's only hope is to call general elections and run on a referendum  platform.
'And buy more security, naturally.
He resigns.....jail time. 

(hat tip mscreant)

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 10:07 | 1852787 Bohemian Clubber
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Traitors??! Look in the mirror dipshit!

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 10:21 | 1852819 LawsofPhysics
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So the leader of the Italian government is proposing to burn Italy down.  Well, that should be bullish for American Equities.  All the sheep smile as they open their 401ks.  Of course the sooner the EURO trash is sorted out the sooner the American Debt problem can be dealt with.  Got physical?

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 10:30 | 1852842 marcusfenix
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off topic I know but it appears the IAEA report has sealed the deal for Iran-

IAEA says foreign expertise has brought Iran to threshold of nuclear capability

this report states they could have a working nuke "within months", it also cites Russia and Pakistan as contributors to the program...

sadly we should all brace for the now guaranteed mass flood of war propaganda that is soon to follow, regardless of how true the "report", which is largely based on western intelligence may or may not be...the script is playing out just like Iraq.

even if Iran did have a bomb, common sense and self preservation dictate they keep it locked down as a deterrent, not a first strike weapon. I  am sure they are well aware even with one or several nukes, they are still at a major disadvantage and would come out on the losing end of any exchange. also those would be among the best guarded nukes in the world as the Iranians know what would happen if even the material fell into the "wrong hands" and so much as dirty bomb went of in Israel, they would be blamed and attacked with nuclear weapons in retaliation.

A nuclear armed Iran is no more a threat to the world than it is now.

Alas we are about to here a lot of propaganda to the opposite...

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 10:32 | 1852847 Bansters-in-my-...
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How this guy is allowed to take on air is beyond me.

What a waste of air and space.

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 10:34 | 1852854 ivars
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Please answer a simple ? question here:


Today, 1,6 trillion USD of US Treasuries is owned by FED. About 11% of total USA debt.

I have a question to all the clever guys and girls here:

What happens ( some day in future) if the USA treasury defaults only (for a starter) on the treasuries it owes the FED?

As I understand, FED balance sheet will shrink, so will the USA debt.

Will such an "internal" default affect USD value against other currencies?

Thank You in advance.

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 11:07 | 1852986 Georgesblog
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There is no honor among politicians, attorneys and other thieves. Corporatism is predatory, homicidal and amoral. When we see these power struggles, there is no moral high ground. The factions struggling to gain advantage in the corporate structure constantly measure people for commercial application. In That world, human beings are expendable and disposable.

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 11:35 | 1853117 azzhatter
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Silvio should just buy up the debt himself

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 11:40 | 1853148 Rubicon
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Little prick need only look in a mirror to see the biggest traitor!

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 13:50 | 1853833 Grand Supercycle
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