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Silvio Berlusconi Has Resigned

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And so an era ends.

BBC reports:  Silvio Berlusconi has tendered his resignation as Italian prime minister.

President Giorgio Napolitano is likely to accept his offer and appoint Mario Monti, a technocrat, as his successor.

Mr Berlusconi lost his majority amid an acute debt crisis that threatens the eurozone. He promised to go once MPs had approved new austerity mesasures.

He is Italy's longest-serving post-WWII PM - having dominated political life for 17 years. His premiership has recently been marred by many scandals.

Crowds gathered outside the parliament, shouting "Resign" and "Bye bye Silvio". Later, groups outside the president's and prime minister's offices shouted abuse, calling Mr Berlusconi a "buffoon".

The outgoing prime minister said he felt "embittered" after hearing the insults.

After losing his parliamentary majority on Tuesday, Berlusconi promised to resign after austerity measures, demanded by the EU and designed to restore markets' confidence in the country's economy, were passed by both houses of parliament.

Members of the lower house voted 380-26 with two abstentions on Saturday, a day after the Senate approved the measures that have now been signed into law.

After accepting Mr Berlusconi's resignation, Mr Napolitano is expected to formally ask Mr Monti or another candidate to form a government of technocrats.

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Once Berlusconi steps down, former European Commissioner Mario Monti is expected to be given the task of trying to form an administration to manage an escalating financial crisis.

Italy, the euro zone's third largest economy, came close to disaster this week when yields on 10-year bonds soared over 7.6 percent, the kind of level which forced Ireland, Portugal and Greece to seek an international bailout.

Berlusconi, who failed to secure a majority in a vote on Tuesday, promised to resign once parliament passed the package of economic reforms demanded by European partners to restore confidence in Italy's battered public finances.

"We are waiting for the end, we are waiting for the end of the Berlusconi era, we hope it is going to be the end," said Rome resident Angela Lanza.

Monti, named by Napolitano as a Senator for Life on Wednesday, is expected to appoint a relatively small cabinet of technocrat specialists to steer Italy through the crisis.

With the next election not due until 2013, a technocrat government could have about 18 months to pass painful economic reforms but will need to secure the backing of a majority in parliament and could fall before then.

BBC reminds that it will not be smooth sailing for Monti:

Mr Monti, a well respected economist, is exactly the sort of man that the money markets would like to see take charge at this time of crisis, our correspondent says, but there is significant opposition to him within the country.

The austerity package foresees 59.8bn euros in savings from a mixture of spending cuts and tax rises, with the aim of balancing the budget by 2014. Measures include:

  • An increase in VAT, from 20% to 21%
  • A freeze on public-sector salaries until 2014
  • The retirement age for women in the private sector will gradually rise, from 60 in 2014 until it reaches 65 in 2026, the same age as for men
  • Measures to fight tax evasion will be strengthened, including a limit of 2,500 euros on cash transactions
  • There will be a special tax on the energy sector

On Wednesday, the interest rate on 10-year Italian government bonds touched 7%, the rate at which Greece, Ireland and Portugal were forced to seek bailouts from the EU.

Indeed, Italy not known for any easy political consensus, will likely make a transition government difficult:

Even as preparations for a transition begin, signs of opposition have appeared, with Berlusconi's PDL party split between factions ready to accept a Monti government and others deeply opposed.

Berlusconi had a working lunch with Monti before the vote, suggesting the outgoing government will not try to block a quick handover, but the attitude of the center-right as a whole remains unclear.

The PDL's main coalition ally, the regional pro-devolution Northern League, has declared it will go into opposition, underlining the risk that the new government will lack the broad parliamentary support it will need to pass deep reforms.

"The convulsions in the center-right at the prospect of a government led by Mario Monti signal a danger: that a divided coalition may be tempted to unload its divisions on the country," the daily Corriere della Sera said.

The center-left Democratic party and smaller centrist parties have pledged support to Monti. Italy's main business and banking associations and some of the moderate trade unions have also called for a government of national unity.

Nonetheless, as Reuters with shows with the immediate reaction from Rome, people seem happy... if even for a few hours.

Crowds gathered at government buildings on Saturday celebrating the imminent departure of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi after parliament cleared the way for his resignation by approving a budget aimed at rescuing Italy from financial crisis.

Hundreds of demonstrators waving banners mocking Berlusconi flocked to the president's residence at the Quirinale Palace and shouted "clown, clown, clown" as the motorcade carrying the billionaire media entrepreneur who has been Italy's longest serving prime minister entered.

Berlusconi arrived at the palace, which was under heavy security, to formally hand his resignation to President Giorgio Napolitano and bring an end to one of the most scandal-plagued periods in recent Italian history.

An orchestra near the palace played the Hallelujah chorus from Handel's Messiah. "We are here to rejoice," one of the musicians said.

Demonstrators chanting "resign, resign, resign" also gathered outside the prime minister's office and parliament, heckling ministers as they walked between the two buildings.

Follow the developments in real time at the Corriere site:

 

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Sat, 11/12/2011 - 17:01 | 1872426 FLUSA.com
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Hasta la bye bye fuck face.........Only if Gaddafi did the same thing he would have one less sword up his ass...

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 17:06 | 1872453 vast-dom
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BULLISH¿

 

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Sat, 11/12/2011 - 17:13 | 1872469 Comay Mierda
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he's out on the loose now... hide yo kids, hide yo wife! he gonna rape errrbody!

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 21:14 | 1872787 Taint Boil
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This is one man – now he is gone. Soooo everything is OK now … all the debt is gone….. New debt will replace the old debt and …. everything is OK [second time] aaah yeah riiiight….. LOOK! LOOK! Over there, there is a monster coming …..[sneak off to the left or right – or where ever]

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 21:44 | 1872819 i-dog
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Bingo! Replacing Bunga-Bunga with an arch-globalist (European Chairman of David Rockefeller's Trilateral Commission; senior Bilderberg Advisor and 24 times attendee at Bilderberg Conferences; president of a university that includes a 'Model United Nations' for high school students as part of its outreach program; Italian 'Senator For Life'; advisor to Goldman Sachs;....) is going to solve exactly what!?!

FFS, this is a supreme example of why democracy and its bastard spawn, the European Experiment, is a big fail.

 

PS. How does one become a 'Senator for life' in a 'democracy'? ... it sounds like the kind of job I'd like!!!

Sun, 11/13/2011 - 07:12 | 1873397 Harlequin001
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Ah the world will surely miss him, there aren't too many of the world's leaders willing or even capable of blaming a complete financial collapse on drug taking traders now are there.

Such a shrewd mind, when you think about it...

Not...

Sun, 11/13/2011 - 07:15 | 1873399 Harlequin001
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'he's out on the loose now'...' - like Tony Blair, he'll be off to JPM on a multi million dollar salary. Mission accomplished...

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 17:15 | 1872476 The Big Ching-aso
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Winning by fucking up!!!

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 17:56 | 1872525 trav7777
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shit's all coming apart anyhow, why would he want to preside over it?

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 18:28 | 1872576 Fish Gone Bad
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I often think things are pretty fucked up.  Then I wonder if they can actually get any MORE fucked up.  In spite of what my fairly creative self can conjure up, a little voice in the back of my mind keeps telling me that things can always get even more fucked up.  And then, BAM!, just like the little voice said, things get even more fucked up.

If you think things are fucked up now, just give it some time.  It will get worser.  The worsest is still to come.

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 19:18 | 1872650 redpill
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What's laughable is they think those 5 little bullet points are going to make a dent in the Italian debt problem.

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 19:27 | 1872663 jekyll island
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Mr Monti, a well respected economist, is exactly the sort of man that the money markets would like to see take charge at this time of crisis    

Monti is an insider picked by the banking cartel.  His job is ensure the banks are taken care of first, screwing the Italian middle class.  That's why he only needs 5 bullet points.

 

 

      

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 19:37 | 1872672 redpill
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It's the same play that is going on in Greece.  Get a banker-buddy in charge to put the final nail in the coffin.

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 20:56 | 1872758 jekyll island
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Exactly, they both have similar resumes.  Looks like the banking cartel means business.  More europeans will get screwed.  Same as it ever was. 

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 20:00 | 1872698 sabra1
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seems the eye-tally-onions all have an IQ of less than 100 each! laugh and cheer, they'll use sylvio as a scape goat, while getting spaghetti shoved up where the sun don't shine!

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 18:49 | 1872605 CrashisOptimistic
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Exactly.

Why stay?

They aren't going to fix their deficit and there will be enormous opposition to any attempts.  Italian bond yields are going up and there is nothing to stop them other than 100% German surrender to ECB printing.

There Is No Constituency For Austerity.  Ever.

 

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 19:26 | 1872662 scratch_en_sniff
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errr, like he had a choice? Shit has been coming apart for millennia in Europe- just because some sordid little tramp resigns everyone thinks it’s curtains, its hilarious - this is a positive…a big one. Give me a technocrat government any day, sounds good to me.

Sun, 11/13/2011 - 06:26 | 1873190 zhandax
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My Italian sucks.  I am still trying to decide if the graphic above translates "Berlusconi leaves; reaches out to Monti", or "Berlusconi leaves; heads for the hills".

Or has Tyler gone multi-lingual with the double entendres?

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 17:58 | 1872528 AldousHuxley
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Apple has a new app out  for current politicians called 'iResign'.

It is a sequel to a previous app called 'iFuckedUp'

 

US chamber of commerce has successfully lobbied the congress to ban the app in united states while allowing another app for American workers 'iGotScrewed'

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 19:38 | 1872675 paarsons
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I' m quite sad.

Say what you will about him.

But the man actually threw a great fuck party.

How many people can say that?

http://fucklloydblankfein.blogspot.com

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 17:34 | 1872501 I am more equal...
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Lasciarlo dorme con i pesci

or

La morte e la distruzione sono presto di seguire

Sun, 11/13/2011 - 11:08 | 1873555 Glass Steagall
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English, dude, English.

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 19:58 | 1872676 tom a taxpayer
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Arrivederci, Roma.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-prQ8AE_nvY


Or try this delicious, dolce version.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dhgu6geljY&feature=related

Or Chet Atkins version of Arrivederci, Roma.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBj2xF294p4&feature=related

 

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 17:14 | 1872472 The Big Ching-aso
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Il Duce II

Gone without a coup

Wonda who'll replace him

Prolly 'nother Il Duce too.

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 18:57 | 1872616 Aguadulce
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I'm reading this post while taking il Duce............

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 17:17 | 1872480 covert
Sat, 11/12/2011 - 17:31 | 1872498 FLUSA.com
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Gaddafi had a chance to ride off into the sunset with a ton of gold and no military conflict would have had to happen.....   http://www.metro.co.uk/news/879734-new-footage-shows-gaddafi-being-sexua...

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 18:36 | 1872589 Gully Foyle
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Thug: Mama Mia!

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 18:51 | 1872606 MassDecep
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Mario Monti

Educated Yale (Keynesian)

Professor Turin Bocconi (25 yrs)

Technocrat EC since 1994

Member Tri Lateral Commission, European Chair, Bilderberger Steering Committee

Nothing like a Great replacement!!!! This world is sooooo Controlled!!!

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 19:49 | 1872684 mfoste1
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you are not well informed

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 22:39 | 1872840 philipat
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Mr Belusconi said through a spokesperson "After very careful consideration, I have decided to spend more time on my Bunga Bunga activities and enjoy my billions, especially now that I have been able to stack the system in favor of my media empire's virtual monopoly". He added "Who needs more of this shit".

Sun, 11/13/2011 - 13:35 | 1873754 Fíréan
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IS THERE MORE THAN ONE VERSION OF THIS WEBSITE ?

HOW COME I GET ONLY THE EURO VERSION DAILY  ! ! ! ! !

 

OR DOES FUCKALL HAPPEN ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE OCEAN WORTH THE ATTENTION OF THIS TURDON CROWD

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 16:55 | 1872429 kito
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yeah, its berlusconi that was the problem. sure. as is often stated here....good luck with that.....

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 16:57 | 1872434 CH1
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Nope, he wasn't THE problem, but he sure is a twisted son of a bitch.

Bye, bye, bunga man.

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 17:01 | 1872446 kito
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maybe he was a son of a bitch, but he sure wasnt merkozys bitch. 

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 17:43 | 1872513 Tsunami Wave
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There goes one of the more honest heads of state in the EU.. still corrupt and feckless though

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 17:58 | 1872527 kito
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precisely. if im from italy id rather have a corrupt and feckless italian leader, not a take it in the ass from merkozy, corrupt and feckless euro leader....

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 18:05 | 1872538 AldousHuxley
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Italia is nothing without the roman empire.

 

Same with Portugal, Spain, France.....

 

Europe ain't shit without her slaves and old ruins from glory imperialism days for Asian and Arab tourists.

 

UK holding on with her ownership of Canada, Australia, etc.....

 

American is practicing a new form of colonialism which imports slaves from Mexico while maintaining manufacturing in China.

 

 

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 18:20 | 1872561 knukles
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Watchu mean derez Puerto Rico.

(and them other 7 states that O visited)

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 20:42 | 1872741 CH1
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You realize, of course, that identification with a leader is highly barbaric. Right?

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 19:08 | 1872430 bob_dabolina
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And he will be replaced by another corrupt sycophant with megalomania.

...the world turns

tradeonfire.blogspot.com

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 16:59 | 1872433 GeneMarchbanks
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The best they could do for Monti was 'technocrat'?

The young Italians love techno.

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 18:23 | 1872568 AldousHuxley
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Monti is...

 

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 19:07 | 1872631 JenkinsLane
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A safe pair of hands

Sun, 11/13/2011 - 02:09 | 1873215 zhandax
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Onside kick?

Sun, 11/13/2011 - 06:18 | 1873362 Gief Gold Plox
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Thing is, the masses are so happy bunga bunga is finally out that Monti will have a few months of fucking them over before people start noticing again. Once the focus is shifted to him, just rinse, repeat.

There... democratic government model definition at it's best.

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 21:03 | 1872770 jekyll island
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After he secretly transfers the wealth to the banks right in front of everyone is he going to be called Three card Monti? 

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 22:48 | 1872913 JenkinsLane
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+1

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 16:59 | 1872436 pleseus
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Risk On. Tuesday. Risk Off.

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 17:18 | 1872481 Karl Tashjian
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Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - No volume melt up.

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 17:31 | 1872497 GeneMarchbanks
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By Wednesday we'll have 1.45 €/$

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 18:06 | 1872533 Ragnar24
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This the first ACTUAL event and not a rumor/lie. Markets will selloff simply because it's been so long since they've experienced a real news event.

My take is that this was discounted two weeks ago (and then some). In fact, I'd say markets have discounted a Vatican miracle.

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 16:59 | 1872440 Karl Tashjian
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Funny how the iTalians are so happy about replacing one government goon with another but, no one seems to be talking about the new austerity mesasures.

 

I give it two weeks before Rome starts to look like Totenham circa 6/9/11.

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 17:06 | 1872452 Long-John-Silver
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This will not stop Italy splitting into two countries. As a matter of fact it may speed up the process.

The same thing is coming to Amerika. We will split up the states as did the old Soviet union.

Stock up NOW on Beans, Bullets, and Bullion, Bitchez.

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 17:14 | 1872470 Outlaw Of The W...
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http://www.resist.com/CWII.pdf

I want NOTHING to do with blacks and jews.  I won't be robbed by them.  And I will not subsidize them which is the equivalent of subsidizing my own demise.  I hate them more and more everyday as I aim to ebb their negative influence in my life as much as possible.

 

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 18:05 | 1872539 gibbersome
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Please leave America, we don't want your kind here. (Your kind being mindless bigots)

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 18:22 | 1872567 trav7777
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fuck you, YOU leave.  Go live with blacks in Africa, seein as you love them so much.

You have no idea how mindfucked you are, do you?

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 19:28 | 1872647 bob_dabolina
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You racist piece of shit

Why don't you go back and tend to your racist colony.

Sun, 11/13/2011 - 01:26 | 1873161 Max Fischer
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trav

Can you tell me specifically why you hate black people so much?

Max Fischer, Civis Mundi

Sun, 11/13/2011 - 02:41 | 1873209 DaveyJones
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be fair - he hates jews and other ethnic groups just as much. History is replete sadly, with folks who, for one reason or another, need to place all of society's plus their own problems at a select number of doorsteps. Some call it stupidity, some call it racism, others think its a smorGASboard of psychological shorts.     

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 18:36 | 1872588 Long-John-Silver
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The coming break up has nothing to do with blacks and Jews. It's the economics and culture. The progressives in both the democrat and republican parties have divided this nation. One prime example is the fallacy of separation of Church and State in the Constitution. It's not and never has been in it. That alone has set in motion many other fallacy’s such as Abortion being a right in the Constitution as well. The Constitution is no longer being followed and even the Supreme Court who's sole function is to protect it and see that it's followed no longer does it's job. Too many that now sit on that court no longer have any respect for it at all and see themselves as the final arbitrators of of laws created by oligarchs. As for a blood letting Civil War after the break up begins, that will never happen. The North East and West Coast would just as well see the South and Mid West go their own way and good riddance to them. They are nothing more than stumbling blocks on the way to their dreams of a Socialist Utopia.  

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 18:52 | 1872609 Paladin en passant
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Offering rational thought to a crank is like offering the keys to a Ferrari to a four-year-old blind kid.

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 18:58 | 1872619 High Plains Drifter
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who owns the fed?  a bunch of old wascally wasps?  

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 20:30 | 1872731 Carlyle Groupie
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"The coming break up has nothing to do with blacks and Jews."

Did this guy's account just get compromised by MillionDollarBonus?

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 22:44 | 1872910 Ned Zeppelin
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LJS = lunatic fringe

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 18:40 | 1872591 Loose Caboose
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You are entitled to your opinion Outlaw and I would only take issue with you about the blacks.  When you look at history and the faces of the elite families and their sycophants, the faces of the banksters, the military industrial complex, the NWO - all white as far as the eye can see.  This is who you are really subsidizing. 

Peace.

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 18:58 | 1872622 High Plains Drifter
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what does it mean to be white?

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 19:36 | 1872671 scratch_en_sniff
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Hate the sin, not the sinner.

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 20:14 | 1872710 frenchie
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but it is the sinner who commits the sin...

or stating in other words: committing the sin makes you a sinner

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 20:20 | 1872717 High Plains Drifter
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the only people i hate are crooked politicians....

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 20:49 | 1872747 grey7beard
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>> what does it mean to be white?

For me it's been skin cancer and a latter life of seeking out the shade.  Early in my career doors opened pretty easy for me.  Getting white pussy was the norn.  I wouldn't really want to find out where I'd be right now if I hadn't been.

 

 

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 19:48 | 1872681 kreso
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Dear Sir,,

At least one is black, or at least, shall we say mulat?

Kind Regards,

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 20:13 | 1872709 frenchie
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sad...

get informed !

these were / are not white but jews-masons...

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 20:23 | 1872723 High Plains Drifter
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when the new world order kicks into high gear, then one will see who is white etc etc...........believe me. when they have complete control, it will be like the ukraine during ww2 all over again.  when in doubt , read the book, "200 years together"  which is mostly available on the web thanks to translators who have worked tirelessly to get this changed over to english........

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 19:23 | 1872654 Dasa Slooofoot
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Prof. MacDonald claims that one of the most consistent ways in which Jews have advanced their interests has been to promote pluralism and diversity -- but only for others. Ever since the 19th century, they have led movements that tried to discredit the traditional foundations of gentile society: patriotism, racial loyalty, the Christian basis for morality, social homogeneity, and sexual restraint. At the same time, within their own communities, and with regard to the state of Israel, they have often supported the very institutions they attack in gentile society. 

 

http://www.csulb.edu/~kmacd/review-AR.html

 

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 20:03 | 1872701 scratch_en_sniff
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Twat.

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 20:22 | 1872720 4horse
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divide et regere

and as is increasingly seen even here, Z, will end with them yet again reigning . . .

 

on the just and unjust alike

 

FEAR when they again lay the race bait

already taken

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 20:36 | 1872735 kreso
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Dear Sir,

Please leave Bob Marley out of it.

Kind Regards,

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 20:56 | 1872759 Carlyle Groupie
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Hello Dasa Slooofoot. Did you have a chance to read America Vanquished, America under Jewish Rule? If so what is your opinion on this expose.

http://www.darkmoon.me/2011/america-vanquished-part-1-america-as-an-isra...

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 20:39 | 1872737 delacroix
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quit hating them, that should ebb the influence.

Sun, 11/13/2011 - 00:04 | 1873038 yabyum
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@liberal sodomy, I love it that your back! You set the baseline for stupid.

Sun, 11/13/2011 - 14:09 | 1873805 Loose Caboose
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@yabyum.  It should be "I love it that you're back!"

Anyway, I'm not back because I didn't go anywhere.  Been right here all the time.  So your enthusiasm for my "return" is misplaced.

As for the rest .... sticks and stones, man, sticks and stones.....

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 17:01 | 1872443 yabyum
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He looks sad or is getting sum oral bunga.

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 17:02 | 1872448 FoieGras
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Next in line: Sarkozy.

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 17:03 | 1872449 stateside
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Now maybe the attention can be turned back to the US debt crisis where the 2 six-packs currently meeting are trying to hold off another US debt downgrade.  Deadline is November 23rd.

 

stateside

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 17:08 | 1872459 Long-John-Silver
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The Democrat six-pack walked out revealing the hoax for what it is/was. 

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 17:06 | 1872456 Kinskian
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Americans often laugh at the political instability of the Italians, but as it turns out, stability is the American system's greatest flaw. Ciao Silvio.

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 17:11 | 1872460 sabra1
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i guess if these eye-tally-onions google translated ZH, they wouldn't be so happy! 

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 17:09 | 1872462 Outlaw Of The W...
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who is the next jew puppet viceroy of the formerly italian sector?

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 18:30 | 1872579 High Plains Drifter
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but but but, gee outlaw, according to some around here, its those wascally jesuits and the wascally catholic church that causing all of the problems in the world...........

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 17:10 | 1872463 FLUSA.com
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When has the world seen so many "leaders" killed, overthrown, resign, or whatever in such a short period of time???  Really? Im guessing WWII but I don't know.....

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 17:13 | 1872471 sabra1
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never! the soon to be in hell oldidorks are fast forwarding the timeline, 'cause the world is waking up to their master plan!

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 17:20 | 1872484 FLUSA.com
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...this internet thing is a real pain in their ass....

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 19:04 | 1872629 Michael
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I would tell you how we're pulling this off, but your current level of comprehension can't handle it.

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 17:11 | 1872465 Lord Welligton
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With the next election not due until 2013, a technocrat government could have about 18 months to pass painful economic reforms but will need to secure the backing of a majority in parliament and could fall before then.

So, democracy has been suspended in Greece and Italy.

Wonder who's next.

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 17:23 | 1872488 cossack55
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At least it is only suspended there. It is dead and buried in the good ole uSSa.

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 17:30 | 1872494 Atomizer
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When the loosely worded term democracy is suspended, it generally means Despotism

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ayxot9vQ_k

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 17:35 | 1872506 Lord Welligton
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Quite.

You can have democracy as long as it provides what they want.

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 18:21 | 1872563 A Man without Q...
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"So, democracy has been suspended in Greece and Italy."

It gets worse - rumours the ECB is going to increase size of the SMP, AFTER Silvio is gone.  So the ECB is in the business of regime change!  

I think they will try to spread rumours of yield targeting as well, which is total lunacy.  The problem is that the voluntary restructuring in Greece was only private sector, so for the same debt reduction, the more the ECB takes, the higher the haircut for private sector.  If the market thinks the reforms won't work (and I very much doubt they will), they will be anxious to get out early.

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 17:14 | 1872475 PhattyBuoy
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Social and political chaos derived from economic chaos.

With no end in sight ....

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 17:23 | 1872485 Atomizer
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Silvio Berlusconi, how does it feel to be a washed up progressive failure? Bet you put on your best poker face and continue to sell the failed agenda. LOL..

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 20:29 | 1872730 High Plains Drifter
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how does he feel?  he is loaded with cash, that is how he feels......now he will be consultant inbetween dates with whores........

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 20:49 | 1872748 AssFire
Sat, 11/12/2011 - 17:23 | 1872489 The Swedish Chef
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Only petty cash, huh? A Goldman-Sachs employee as president, huh? 

 

And ya´ll laughed at Alex Jones....

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 17:24 | 1872490 transaccountin
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up 40 es handles monday /sarc

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 17:27 | 1872491 spinone
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after the titanic hit the iceberg, did it matter who the captian was?

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 17:45 | 1872514 Mike2756
Sun, 11/13/2011 - 03:55 | 1873304 Use of Weapons
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http://en.vedur.is/earthquakes-and-volcanism/earthquakes/myrdalsjokull/

Green stars means >3.0, the first time it has happened this year.

Sláinte

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 21:15 | 1872788 surf0766
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Nice ! There are still only 2 options. Print or default. Both lead to a higher dollar until they realize we are just as bad.

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 17:30 | 1872495 Bunga Bunga
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Deflation bitchez.

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 17:33 | 1872502 max2205
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Honeymoon half life please

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 17:37 | 1872505 Dr. Engali
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The NWO is moving fast. It won't be long until they have all their sock puppets in place. 5 years ago I would never have believed this. It's unbelievable to see it coming together.

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 17:52 | 1872522 css1971
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From wikipedia;

Monti is the first chairman of Bruegel, a European think tank founded in 2005, and he is European Chairman of the Trilateral Commission, a think tank founded in 1973 by David Rockefeller.[4] He is also a leading member of the Bilderberg Group[5].

 

Basically we're talking about a world coup. I think i'll go look up bunker manufacturers.

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 18:24 | 1872569 trav7777
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austerity for you, pay that jew confetti back

Sun, 11/13/2011 - 05:07 | 1873318 Max Fischer
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Every time I click on a new thread or new page, there you are with more racist and bigoted crap. 

Fiat money was invented by the Chinese around the 11th century by the Song and Yuan dynastys. The pioneers of fractional reserve banking were the Swedes (Stockhoms Banco 1657 which was the precursor to the central bank of Sweden, Sveriges Riksbank). While this bank was originally headed by a Jew (Johan Palmstruch), it was bankrolled entirely by the state with 50% of its profits rolling back to the royal exchequer. Damn Nordic thieves!  Lastly, it was the Christians who pushed the Jews into banking.

Max Fischer, Civis Mundi 

 

 

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 17:55 | 1872524 surf0766
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Spring 2012 will be their final push. I think it is make or break for them before the masses figure they have been used.

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 22:42 | 1872907 Incubus
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A prole population of about 500,000: nice and manageable.   Too bad 6.5 billion of us have gotta die. 

 

Maybe they'll make a bone bridge to span the atlantic or pacific with all those dead? 

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 23:43 | 1873010 Dr. Engali
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Won't be any bones left to make a bridge.

Sun, 11/13/2011 - 00:32 | 1873091 Incubus
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err  I suck at math. Just realized my mistake.

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 17:41 | 1872510 High Plains Drifter
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is this a italian spring?  

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 17:47 | 1872517 CapitalistRock
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Smart man. He stepped out of the way of an oncoming avalanche. There's no way they can roll over debt unless the ECB prints and bids.

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 17:59 | 1872529 djsmps
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Since he was the sole cause of Italy's financial crisis, I would expect nothing but good news now. Rally to the end of the year!

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 18:01 | 1872532 Alex Kintner
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Alrigtht, who stole the pennies off his eyes? Freakin wize guys. A few more shots of Bushmills and you'll be dancing with the corpse.

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 18:03 | 1872536 RobotTrader
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It is official.

The crisis is over.

Anyone short Italian bonds is going to need some Vaseline on Monday.

This is the beginning of the "reforms" in Europe.  All other countries will now have to fall in line with the Plutocrats at the ECB, ESF, The Fed, etc.

I knew these guys were not stupid.  Something was going to be done, sooner or later.

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 18:09 | 1872548 Nate H
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wha?

I assume you are kidding. This does nothing to the 'crisis', which is the fundamental drivers of growth for past 40 years, cheap energy and cheap credit, are gone.

Austerity now, worse austerity later, or currency collapse - take your pick.

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 18:10 | 1872551 css1971
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It was over October 4th. You of all people should know that.

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 18:59 | 1872623 RobotTrader
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Exactly.

That V-bottom was a classic.

That reversal was much stronger than anything I ever saw in 2003 or 2009.

Somebody big was buying, you knew "the fix was in".

Funny thing is that we went up so fast, most guys stayed on the sidelines watching.

Now they know they totally missed it, and will be forced to chase the market at much higher prices.

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 18:27 | 1872575 A Man without Q...
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Yes, it's all fixed - €1.8 trillion of debt is covered by €5 billion per year of asset sales and raising retirement age to 67 by 2026.  I remember when the Italians got rid of Berlusconi last time and brought in the technocratic Prodi (and EU stooge) and nothing happened.  Monti is being set up to fail, Italian politics CANNOT change quickly enough to fix this.

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 18:56 | 1872615 High Plains Drifter
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i have heard that word  "technocrat" being bandied about  nowadays.  

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 20:20 | 1872716 Everybodys All ...
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technocrat ... banker shill.

Sun, 11/13/2011 - 03:10 | 1873280 css1971
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There will be no market problems for italy. See that 250 billion they have to roll? TPTB will bid it all.

You just witnessed a modern coup. First America, then Europe; Greece, Italy and I assume Sarkozy is next.

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 18:05 | 1872540 Atomizer
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Once again, driving hard and fast can cause an accident.

The primary function of government is to pretend to? fail in order to succeed

 

Lastly, the serfs are to beg for acceptance on new global government reform acts. snickers.

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 18:09 | 1872547 Slow-choke-off
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The cold fusion era has arrived.

Guess what happened on 11/11/11?

A. Rossi launches the Leonardo Corp. E-Cat products web site.

We will soon see where this world is going.

http://www.leonardo-ecat.com/fp/Products/5kW_Heater/index.html

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 18:26 | 1872572 trav7777
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be nice if it were true

Sun, 11/13/2011 - 10:21 | 1873510 Bob
Sat, 11/12/2011 - 19:03 | 1872627 Ag1761
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I bet the first one of these sold is adapted to take out half a city.

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 21:19 | 1872797 WeekendAtBernankes
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TGTBT.  If you're actually selling a functional $2M cold-fusion powerplant you don't go live with a 1998 Geocities site.

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 22:31 | 1872890 technovelist
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Who cares about cold fusion? They have time travel!

"4184 visits since November 20, 2011"

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 22:39 | 1872901 Hohum
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Well, it's not available until at least 2013 and we don't know the price (strange, since it's energy requirements are near zero).  But there's a website!

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 22:40 | 1872903 Hohum
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Well, it's not available until at least 2013 and we don't know the price (strange, since it's energy requirements are near zero).  But there's a website!

Sun, 11/13/2011 - 10:19 | 1873508 Bob
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Don't celebrate cold fusion just yet.  Here's what one of the most informed user blogs on the web has made of it over the past 8 months (setting a new comment record in the process):

http://theeestory.com/topics/8245

In addition to the very strong technological doubts, there's Rossi's history as a convicted scammer. 

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 18:15 | 1872553 earleflorida
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"and so, - "The Sword of *Damocles  (*Troika)" has claim not one, but two,  from its 'double-edge' in  silent parochial disbelief,... as "**Dionysius (**PTB)" walks through the shadows of Greece, and Rome,... with eyes focusing upon a slash, and burn - 'Spanish Inquisition',... I dare not  say - have we not learned anything  from history?"

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 18:17 | 1872556 SmoothCoolSmoke
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I wonder what Burlisconi made on the Euro before he pulled the trigger?  Long or short?   I'm going log the Euro, 100 pip trailing stop with 250 pip take profit. 

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 18:41 | 1872595 vegas
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LMAO looking at the pic of Silvio B.

Looks like he realizes he doesn't have enough cash on him to get a hooker for the night.

"Ehhhhhh, would you take a check?"

 

 

http://vegasxau.blogspot.com

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 18:44 | 1872599 Diet Coke and F...
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