Italian Senate Passes Budget Measure By Large Majority, Paving Way For Berlusconi Resignation

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Fri, 11/11/2011 - 08:24 | 1869331 Oh regional Indian
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Why the muted response?

Because Italy is the side show.

The sLide show will be just a boot-kick away, Es-painia..


Caveat Emptor

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 08:24 | 1869335 wang (not verified)
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I am sure there is a bankster technocrat waiting in the wings for Spain as well


Fri, 11/11/2011 - 08:27 | 1869339 Oh regional Indian
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I'm sure wang, there is an assembly line of them. The School of the Americas for Dictator Training, Harvard for Iron Fists in Velvet gloves.


Fri, 11/11/2011 - 08:33 | 1869354 wang (not verified)
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I always wondered  about the process of  "democracy"  morphing to dictatorship, sort of reminds me of NYC, but what is so elegant about this is that they have pulled it off without  so much as a flyover with a predator drone, though perhaps in the backrooms of power some choices were offered as they watched the raw video of Muammar's final hour.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 08:39 | 1869370 Oh regional Indian
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Interesting wang. If it morphs into dictatorship means the seeds for the same must be in democracy, eh? Food for thought.


Fri, 11/11/2011 - 08:24 | 1869333 HedgeAccordingly
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Say hello to 100 a BBL.. the march is still on - ... no mario batalli today? 

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 08:29 | 1869346 GeneMarchbanks
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Unintelligible WTI move continues... nobody has the answer.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 08:35 | 1869360 Ethics Gradient
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It may have something to do with the two aircraft carriers and large deck amphibious warfare ship parked in the Persian Gulf.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 08:44 | 1869378 AngryGerman
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naaahh, that not gonna happen.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 08:29 | 1869344 youngman
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They will pass it..but never impliment it...

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 08:29 | 1869345 AngryGerman
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Underage hookers are already preparing: Soon bunga will have plenty of time for them!

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 08:31 | 1869349 HD
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He's going to resign WITHOUT immunity? Color me skeptical.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 10:01 | 1869502 spanish inquisition
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Not sure how it works in Italy, but I am guessing it's first on the new guys list. National unity, healing the nation and all that. Which will be correct, because I am sure Da Big Bunga Bunga has plenty on everyone to cause problems down the road.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 10:21 | 1869560 lolmao500
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No way the new government prosecutes him, he's a sellout, he's done his job to deliver Italy to the bankers.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 08:32 | 1869350 Ethics Gradient
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"Italian Unity Government". I need to think about that for a moment.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 08:35 | 1869359 wang (not verified)
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in Italian it's called the NFP

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 08:33 | 1869356 disabledvet
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Don't know the intricacies of Italian politics. My first thought is "it's always about revenge" but that's about it for me. It would seem Silvio is not going to run cuz second acts in politics are about as common as second acts in finance. Anywho "there's large-ness" over there--so taking billion dollar hits on the books of some of these massive banks and financial institutions in Europe...if it's the price of being part of the Euro-zone...will be made. We'll see if it can be sustained. Basically i'm looking at it like a huge poker game right now--if you want to play at the Euro-casino you have to ante up.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 08:35 | 1869361 Negro Primero
Fri, 11/11/2011 - 09:16 | 1869430 texas goldfinger
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Funny thing about this legislation:  there is no austerity.  It's just a resolution to cut the budget.  haha

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 09:17 | 1869431 Alex Kintner
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Excellent. Let the "Full Monti" jokes begin.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 10:32 | 1869599 Potemkin Nation
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The reaction is muted because it's all for show.  Call me when reforms are actually implemented.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 12:08 | 1869912 slewie the pi-rat
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i think that to the uber-elite & NWO types,

reform = changing the politician-players upon the chess board 

revolving doors for banksters>>>goobermint>>>banks now being used in the peripheral EU econom

perhaps the modern banksters care more for who makes the laws & rules than their ancestors did?

but, if old nathan was bullshitting then, too... what a deflection!

these banks are already shelled-out zombies of paper ponzi 

wanna get away? 

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 11:53 | 1869853 slewie the pi-rat
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good link to super-duper mario

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 12:40 | 1870038 Cycle
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Once again, Italy fools the world into thinking it has a federal government with the power to implement austerity reforms. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. I'm waiting for the response of the labor syndicates to the retirement age rise.

Of note, a few years ago one of the deputies spearheaded a bill to lower minimum wage.  He died in a terrible and unexpected accident before it came to a vote. Pure coincidence of course.

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