Italy's Revenge: VAFFANMERKEL

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In this bizarro world, in which beggars have practically convinced themselves, and certainly the S&P500, they are now choosers, the latest escalation is actually biting the hand that feeds you. Below is today's front page of Italian Libero. It is self-explanatory.

Just a thought (and one which so many people forget): every action has a bigger (sorry Newton) and opposite reaction. Italy may enjoy its day in the sun, but one day soon the surreal Stockholm syndrome will end. Then it will be the turn of all those 82 million very angry Germans, as we described last year, to have a word or two about their broke neighbors.

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Fri, 06/29/2012 - 12:00 | 2573475 ZippyBananaPants
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in da face

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 12:01 | 2573480 deejo
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Fri, 06/29/2012 - 12:03 | 2573489 wonderatitall
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its the way of the world


obama and the hoodlums have won. i's gotz ta gets back to da chickens before massa obama come home from a day of stealing

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 12:10 | 2573524 Al Huxley
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Sadly you're right.  There is no beating them.  That was the most accurate thing about Orwell's 1984 and Animal Farm - their relentless pessimism.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 12:21 | 2573582 theMAXILOPEZpsycho
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While I agree this is a little disrespectful and over the top, if anyone deserves a little ridiculing due to their antics of late, its Merkel. Her hesitancy represents a kick in the face to European solidarity - that which gave us everything good in the world, Bach, Beethoven, Rossini, Da Vinci, the welfare state, good pensions, the renaissance, free health care, Wagner, strong public sector unions. To disrespect European solidarity, as Merkel has, puts the world in danger of European disunity - that which gave us Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, civil wars, privatisations, low income tax rates, the gullotine, the dark ages...

Articles like this will hopefully help her see her wrong doing. Eurobonds can bring about a new age of enlightenment; the alternative is disunity, war, and a return to selfish dictators...

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 12:25 | 2573596 Herd Redirectio...
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You had me right up until "Eurobonds".  Come on, man!

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 15:14 | 2574223 smiler03
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If you want to know the idiot behind theMAXILLOPEZpsycho here is an extract of the morons posts on ZH before he decided he wanted to be MDBs best buddy. Be warned that he is uncomfortably obssesed with prostitutes and is a 100% troll.

But he is now consistently hijacking threads so he's conning a lot of you.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 12:26 | 2573598 crawldaddy
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sadly more debt is not the answer to too much debt.

If you are dangeriously obese, dessert is not the way toward health.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 12:39 | 2573658 Divided States ...
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It is the way if you want to end the misery.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 13:24 | 2573802 Paul Atreides
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Long wafer thin after dinner mints.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 23:10 | 2575330 Greenie
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Careful with those wafer thin dinner mints

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 12:34 | 2573638 old naughty
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"...the alternative is disunity, war, and a return to selfish dictators."

And we have what now?

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 12:34 | 2573643 Beam Me Up Scotty
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"the welfare state, good pensions, the renaissance, free health care, Wagner, strong public sector unions"

Those are exactly the reasons your beloved European and American states will crash and burn.  You think there are unlimited resources to fund your "programs".  Government is like a monster that is growing exponentially.  Soon, all of the labor and resources we all have will not be enough to feed the monster.  All of your so called freebies aren't free.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 13:10 | 2573748 ONO47
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Unless I am  a complete retard (which is still a possibility) I think MAXILOPEZphsycho was being sarcastic.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 13:39 | 2573847 ProtectiveFather
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You are not retarded. Google his name and you'll find some youtube likes or something that demonstrate he's on the right side. He and MDB kill me with how many people think they're being earnest.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 15:16 | 2574233 smiler03
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He's a complete troll, no sarcasm involved, he's rather poorly immitating MDB.


Fri, 06/29/2012 - 13:32 | 2573827 Enceladus
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Where is it that you live without government?  

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 13:41 | 2573851 ProtectiveFather
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I also blame the Renaissance and Wagner. I'm glad I'm not alone in this.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 12:44 | 2573679 walküre
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MDB has a new handle.

Love it.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 13:09 | 2573747 lasvegaspersona
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he got me too

I down buttoned him before I realized it was our own master of silly serious satire.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 12:56 | 2573710 Itch
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So what are you saying here chief, that Bach is better than the welfare state?  

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 13:23 | 2573799 20-20 Hindsight
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Nice little trip down memory lane, you just took there... BUT this has nothing to do with today's reality.  Germany has the money; Italy does not  The former have been prudent with their money, while the latter have spent all their fortune away like durnken sailors.  If I were German, I would answer right back at them: Ficken Sie Sich!" and don't ever come back begging again, you twats.  It's high time for this "unity" to dismantle, once for all.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 13:40 | 2573850 Totentänzerlied
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"Bach, Beethoven, Rossini, Da Vinci, the welfare state, good pensions, the renaissance, free health care, Wagner, strong public sector unions."


Half of these things are not like the others!

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 13:46 | 2573875 Popo
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Wait. Was that supposed to be a joke? Or serious?

Claiming that unification "prevents" the possibility of another Hitler or Stalin -- who themselves quite clearly and quite deeply believed in unification and greater centralized power is pretty funny.... But I can't tell if you intended as much, or if you're just a propaganda puppet.

Centralized authority has seldom in history equalled greater freedom or greater preservation of liberty.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 15:27 | 2574282 Joe A
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Really?  Where was this European solidarity of yours when ailing European countries decided to 'cook the books'? When the Greek decided to cheat the tax authorities? When a doctor took a bribe so someone could get up higher on the schedule for an operation?

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 15:55 | 2574409 Nachdenken
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"...Bach, Beethoven, Rossini, Da Vinci..." came out of independent nations on mainland Europe, there was at the time of each of them no European solidarity

The rest of this post is also just a waste.  Pity.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 12:34 | 2573641 El Oregonian
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Not so fast... They haven't beaten us. Not yet... Gosh, I'm sure glad you were not George Washington. Buck up buddy, our fight has just begun...

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 13:17 | 2573527 francis_sawyer
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Azzurri could have easily won that match 5-0...

[Edit]: Come on, man! There were at least 4 open net chances in the last 15 minutes that were missed...

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 12:33 | 2573640 KenShabby
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Correct me if I am wrong but it seems that the love of debt started way before Obama came into the picture.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 12:36 | 2573652 Beam Me Up Scotty
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Correct.  The love of debt has tripled or more in 4 short years starting with Bush.  Obama was happy to take the baton and run with it.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 13:33 | 2573831 Bollixed
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He didn't run with it, he strapped rockets on his skates. Just like the next administration will do regardless of what puppet is 'elected'.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 13:51 | 2573901 Temporalist
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Baramitt O. Bamney - Super Genius.  This message was brought to you by Acme products, maker of rocket skates for children.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 13:26 | 2573814 MachoMan
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The love of debt is INHERENT in human nature...  it's a drug that sells itself...  if it's available, it will be taken.

The largest difference between the haves and the have nots is the ability to recognize this and front run it/utilize it to one's advantage.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 13:42 | 2573852 Totentänzerlied
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The largest difference between the haves and the have nots is:

One creates and sells the debt, the other buys and spends it.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 12:59 | 2573719 Silver Bug
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It's crazy how much politics is being brought into the EURO cup. I guess it is just a sign of how bad things have gotten. Even the Zombies are talking about real issues.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 12:05 | 2573495 battle axe
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It is like children in a school yard, a lot of shouting until someone gets punched in the face....

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 12:09 | 2573518 t_kAyk
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“Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face.”  ~ Mike Tyson

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 12:14 | 2573542 A Lunatic
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Can't punch someone in the face when their head is firmly planted up their ass.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 12:37 | 2573657 Beam Me Up Scotty
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Kick them in the ass and kill two birds with one stone.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 12:40 | 2573664 ButIfNot
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If you kick them in the nuts, will you break their nose too?

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 13:16 | 2573774 Imminent Crucible
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"Everybody has both ears until I get punched in the face."

~Mike Tyson

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 13:52 | 2573904 slewie the pi-rat
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it was a great stunt for both of them

between tyson and donKing, the goobers are still counting the IOUs

EH/the guy with the ear didn't seem to mind at all!  maybe they are still counting the receipts;  why not?  tyson's been around the block once or twice with the invisible rabbit too, imo;  what a career

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 12:11 | 2573528 slaughterer
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Euro Cup Grand Finale:

Spain (hopeless debtor nation) -vs- Italy (hopeless debtor nation)

Something to be proud of, eh?

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 12:20 | 2573575 Mark Carney
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winner gets 50% off interest payments!

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 12:28 | 2573609 NotApplicable
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While the loser gets full-throttle austerity.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 12:53 | 2573704 sdmjake
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Euro 2012 Final = the epitome of "panem et circenses"

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 12:55 | 2573708 Eireann go Brach
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Karma is a bitch!

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 13:03 | 2573731 akenathon
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Like it or not Italy, Spain and France just saved the Euro. Germany, Holland and Finland wanted those countries to implodes as they thought to have a chance on taking market-share from them with a lower Euro, lower internal interest rates and higher guarantees given to their buyers/suppliers.

Oupps it was not like that - While Spain, Italy and France got really scared with all this mess, getting out the Euro would have favoured much more the Club Med countries then not the northern ones in the mid-term as in the case of Italy, all debt is held by Italians and not by foreign institutions and as such even with a 50% haircut they would have came out stronger.

You can play until a certain point but when you are defeated you have to admit and Italy was simply too big to swallow for anyone.

The result you'd seen in football is symtomatic of something else...



Fri, 06/29/2012 - 22:08 | 2575263 mjcOH1
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For fucks sake, pull the plug.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 12:01 | 2573483 DavidC
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merkel's the ONLY one who's been showing anything approaching reality in all this, she KNOWS it cannot carry on like this.


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