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The Technocratic Revulsion Begins: Photos And Video As Thousands Of Italians Protest Monti's "Banker" Government

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Well that was quick: Italy is about to be acquainted with the old Asian saying that a "known devil is better then unknown angel", especially when the angel is a Prime and Finance minister (two for the austere price of one) working purely on the behalf of offshore banker interests. As Reuters and Corriere report, thousands of Italians took to the streets in several cities on Thursday to protest against what they called a "bankers' government" led by economist Mario Monti, and there were clashes with police. Students in Italy's financial capital Milan threw firecrackers at police trying to prevent them approaching the Bocconi university, which is chaired by Monti and has become a symbol for the new executive of technocrats he has formed to tackle Italy's debt crisis. Police responded by charging the students with batons. One journalist was injured by a firecracker, police sources said. The students also threw eggs and fake dollar banknotes at the building of the Italian banking association. "We don't want the banks to rule" and "Monti's government is not the solution," the students chanted." Well as long as it is only the students who feel this way, all is well. If, however, the anti-Monti sentiment is shared by more, which it is, then the technocratic government will be lucky to survive three weeks... forget 2013. And the greater the revulsion, the bigger the Stockholm Syndrome nostalgia for Berlusconi will be. If we were betting people, we would speculate that Silvio's chances for reelection are soaring with each passing minute.

More from Reuters:

There were also protests in Turin, Rome, Palermo and Bari, with demonstrators targeting universities where some of Monti's ministers used to teach, bank branches and tax offices.


In Turin, clashes broke out between police and thousands of demonstrators including anarchists trying to approach the local headquarters of the Bank of Italy.


Police said several people had been injured, including a policeman. Some of the protesters chanted: "Smell of austerity" and "Monti will all make us beggars."


A collapse of market confidence has pushed Italy to the brink of financial disaster and driven up its borrowing costs to unsustainable levels.


Monti's cabinet is made up of a mix of academic specialists and experienced administrators and includes Corrado Passera, the chief executive of Italy's biggest retail bank, Intesa Sanpaolo, as industry minister.

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Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:26 | 1886612 qussl3
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Long pitchforks.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:39 | 1886684 duo
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the US has a "banker's government", and we "elected" ours

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:44 | 1886715 Shocker
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Amazing/Sad to see what has come of theses places including the US.


Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:50 | 1886743 SheepDog-One
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Ruined...into some kind of neo-Marxist fascist hellhole of a planet.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:57 | 1886779 Shocker
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Its like wth, Who knows anymore. They always keep ya guessing, one min its Europe/Italy/Greece all fix, next we are talking about a meltdown.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:09 | 1886838 DaveyJones
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80 Is the New 65 for Many Retirees 

latet headline from cnbc. Guess the next article will be titled: Just work till you die 

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:33 | 1886925 john39
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or just "die".

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:37 | 1886941 DaveyJones
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and leave on your jewelry

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:21 | 1887136 Popo
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Anyone care to place bets on when Italian bankers start getting dragged out of their cars and bludgeoned to death? 

Don't say it isn't coming.   

Historically speaking, the path from here to there is pretty clear.  And the one way to absolutely insure that it happens is to marginallize the protesters.

Keep it up, Europe.  You'll be knee deep in blood in no time.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 14:51 | 1887961 Ghordius
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nah, hysterically or historically?

nobody is marginalizing the kids that are protesting in Europe, by the way

I remember when lots of Italian and German top bankers got killed by the Red Brigades

we are not there yet

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 19:44 | 1889642 smiler03
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Well 80 years is greater than the average [declining] life expectancy for American males, American females would get 10 months of retirement! Who would need a 401K? Pay it in taxes instead! (just kidding). 

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:09 | 1886840 flacon
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World population is the biggest bubble of them all. Would you be a buyer or a seller if the chart looked like this?:


Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:51 | 1886995 Bring the Gold
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It's true, nobody wants to talk about it. The answer is intelligent behavior where we limit our offspring and figure out how to engineer a contraction based economy. Once we move down to 1 Billion-ish in about 100 years we can plateau. Of course that would require long term thinking and people actually not feeling they have the god given right to have 13 kids. I have one child and may have a second and that will be it. Statistically 2 or less children is less than replacement population and that's what we need.

Just one of the many problems facing humanity that are unsolvable within the egoic conciousness framework.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:34 | 1887202 pan-the-ist
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Wouldn't you need a stong central government to inforce that sort of thing-- especially on the poor?  But if you do that, who will pick the fruit?

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 13:33 | 1887495 steve from virginia
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We have the technology to solve the 'human' problem right now, all it takes is a word from our sponsor, a press of the correct button.

Anyway, 'replacement level' at 7 billion is not a solution. Incremental 'me first-ism', why not a little over replacement for me?

Put another way, the solution to 7 billion is 7 billion, I can't wait to see the newspapers. A billion deaths is a hell of a headline.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 13:26 | 1887451 michael_engineer
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Thu, 11/17/2011 - 16:08 | 1888492 jmc8888
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ROFL, so you base your life off of propaganda?  Why should anyone listen to you.

There is no such thing as overpopulation, only a real dumbass believes that bullshit.

Because Earth, is the only planet in the universe.

Because mankind will not attain Fusion, or fusion arc.

Because mankind could not engineer structures that could not fit everyone currently living on Earth inside of Texas, and be comfortable, using today's techs.


What's that? There's enough, space, energy, and resources....yet there's overpopulation?


People are fucking idiots.  I guess I won't cry that someone who so easily believes bullshit, is limiting their reproduction.  The world has enough dumbasses.


Glass-Steagall and American (Hamiltonian) Credit System, not Anti-American British Imperialism utilizing a debt based monetary system, backed by their fascist police state.

That 1 billion number, is grade AAA, Queen of England backed and pushed PROPAGANDA.  Thus, even though your name is about 'gold', you still have at least one foot in the banksters camp.  Quit doing the banksters bidding.  All the way.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:08 | 1887077 margaris
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would you have sold at 3 billion, 4 billion, 5 billion?

Chart would be more interesting if it showed overlay of population by continent.

e.g. Europe population is stagnating.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 16:01 | 1888431 jmc8888
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What a crock of shit.  Overpopulation is bullshit.  Keep belieiving the fascist propaganda. 

You do realize you could fit everyone on Earth inside of Texas, comfortably...right?

You do realize with a few technical breakthroughs that are within man's grasp, although a few decades from now, energy and resources won't be a problem right?


You do realize there is a universe full of planets that will be 'found' to be colonizable, right?


Ok then, there is no such thing as overpopulation.  Just bad planning and propaganda sophistry.  Especially the use of bullshit, goalseeked charts that use imagery in place of facts.  Oh look at that curve, we're screwed.....just because of a curve?  What about the human brain residing within a universe of possibility? Oh wait, your chart doesn't account for that, even though it's grown like that because of it.


Glass-Steagall, not fascism.

Glass-Steagall, not Austrio-Keynesian Monetary bankster sophistry. 

Monetarism must end.  Wake up and smell the propaganda.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:15 | 1886853 Manthong
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I think the Italian radicals will conduct a clinic and show the Greek, English and American radicals how it is done.


Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:35 | 1886934 TDoS
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It's crazy.  People accept and condone things in other countries, that they immediately decry in their own streets.  Hell, our banker government is banker government to the whole world.  We have every right to be out in the streets tearing shit up, but then we get called spoiled-hippie-commie-socialist-jobless-whining-homeless-loser-babies.


Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:00 | 1887027 Bring the Gold
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Well it's all a triple think plot by George Soros or Hilliary Clinton or whoever fits the bill of leftist bugaboo. Its not like Anonymous is some group of disaffected millenial hackers who until about 3 years ago spent most of their time coming up with LOLcat memes. Nope, it was a long standing far reaching diabolical plot by Soros even in it's LOLcat days (snicker). Grassroots doesn't exist!

OR in reality, there are grassroots movements that occur and are immediately attempted to be co-opted, the Teaparty for example was legit and grassroots and then unfortunately was co-opted by Neo-cons and Grover Nordquist types. The OWS movement has been repeatedly attempted to be co-opted and has failed due to a lack of leaders (a good thing), yes they took funding from anyone who gave it to them, no they aren't following ANYONE'S agenda cause they have no central authority. Since they aren't being co-opted now they are being destroyed by the iron fist as the velvet glove has come off.

As to all the fears of communism, what would that even fucking look like? I mean the only communist countries left on the planet are Cuba and Venezuela. Russia? Crony fascist. China? Crony fascist. Vietnam? Crony fascist. Eastern bloc? Crony fascist after attempts at capitalism were crushed by western euro technocratic fascists.

Yep all there is left is fascism worldwide. The marxists that are left are stupid ass college professors who wouldn't know their ass from a hole in the ground and a few weed addled morons. Most in OWS don't know what they want, BUT...they DO KNOW WHAT THEY DO NOT WANT!

What is it that they don't want? Something that NONE of us want or at least few of us want, and that is crony Fascism.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:20 | 1886872 Whoa Dammit
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3 Card Monti is being played in Europe (and the US). The classic short con.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:40 | 1886954 Oh regional Indian
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Notice too how the BRICS are conveniently out of the news. India has raging food inflation, wage inflation, real estate inflation, explosion in service sector (delivery boy) jobs....

We are seeing the manufacture of the NWO Pyramid in front of us. This is their plan. Thuggish welfare brats at the bottom (big bottom, look at bottoms in general....perhaps we are approoaching the biggest bottom? Le Arse grande? Who knows eh Shocker?

Big cull in the middle (the bulging middle class, like the bulging, man-boom masculine of today and fatless women, total inversion).... easy pickings. Easy to sicken, starve or just mal-treat in general.

These Europeans know how to riot, all that football hooliganism teaches them well. Such a set-up, eh?

The brown masses, I really wonder what they have planned for us. We are currently in the love death-grip of Ummerika. A nuclear love death grip. Oz will sell us Uranium again. Surely cause for celebration...

Anyways, yes, who knows anymore... it's all wobbly on purpose, in one sphere or the other (draught, flooding, predators, US aggression, NATO aggression, Chinese economic implosion ( Earthquakes, spreading nuclear fall-out suddenly Europe is spiking in cesium readings? Source unknown)...

The great, maritime, pirated Venecian end-game is at hand.

That is what it feels like here in the belly of the beast...



Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:36 | 1886935 kito
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or mardi gras 2011.........

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:54 | 1887007 Pizza spaghetti...
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You write

the US has a "banker's government", and we "elected" ours

Let me tell you that at least you formally elected your government. We (I am Italian, and I have an Italian passport) have been denied that right. Even if it is purely a formality, that's better than outright violation of the laws and of the Constitution. After the demise of the Berlusconi government, Italians should have been given the right to vote. When the electors are called to the ballot for electing the members of the Parliament they are also demanded to choose the governing coalition of parties and the president of the same, who is intended as the new Prime Minister.

It has been a coup, concerted last summer, as it has been evidenced by articles in the Italian press.



Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:05 | 1887061 Bring the Gold
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Please continue to keep us informed. Good to hear from actual Italians on what is happening on the ground. 

Possa il Popolo d'Italia, trovare la libertà!

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:55 | 1887303 Pizza spaghetti...
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Really "Grazie" for your wish about freedom in Italy !

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:20 | 1887132 rwe2late
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A Trilateral/Bilderberg coup.

(Unfortunately, a formal election doesn't mean much when the vetted major candidates support the same basic policies of militarism and plutocracy, and are beholden to the same club of financial benefactors.)

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 13:15 | 1887414 Pizza spaghetti...
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Yes it was a Trilateral/Bilderberg coup. However it has been something even worse than that. It is pure explicit NWO mondialism.

One of the new ministers Andrea Riccardi has asked for and has been given the right to swear with a twist in the formula.

Instead of swearing "to serve the exclusive interests of the Italian nation" he swore "to serve the interests of the Italian nation". In Italian that makes a difference, meaning he can serve other interests.

Mr. Andrea Riccardi has been the leader of the Comunità di S. Egidio, a left wing Catholic group of Vatican II Council staunch supporters, which has organised the first Assisi Meeting of the religions 25 years ago and again this year, last October. Their agenda is above all against traditional Catholicism, (and all forms of traditional religions and cults) for a non exclusivist religion, a World Council of Religions, a World Central Bank and a World Government.

Please spread the word around.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:28 | 1886899 The Big Ching-aso
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When the cannoli stops being served the paisans can get mighty feisty.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:29 | 1886909 dark pools of soros
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what is a good riot gear ETF?

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:50 | 1886992 WhiteNight123129
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What´s the ticker?

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:28 | 1886619 fadgadget
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but, but, but... they're technocrats!!!

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:42 | 1886704 JPM Hater001
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technocrat only means they are fans of Devo.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:44 | 1886716 DogSlime
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Are we not men?

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:48 | 1886731 Richard Chesler
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uhm no, the correct term is fascists. And old italians know a thing or two about "dealing" with them.


Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:28 | 1886621 i_call_you_my_base
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Wall street is crazy today. Feels quite edgy.


Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:39 | 1886679 gojam
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I'm in UK and I've spent the last hour watching a live Wall Street broadcast (Sky news) of the protests there.(that is more solid air time than I've seen here in UK of OWS)

Looks peaceful for now.........................

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:48 | 1886734 i_call_you_my_base
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The problem is that it's all boxed in. All of the gates closing off the streets and sidewalks force people into very small areas. There are tons of police as well so it's like a tea kettle. The police get closed in and they get uneasy. I don't think it will stay peaceful for long.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:06 | 1886792 gojam
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Judging from the tv pictures from ground and helicopter, I'd say it would depend on whether more protestors turn up.

Edit: Sky are on a roll. Further update from New York followed by live report from Athens. It's all kicking off there too.


Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:21 | 1886848 DaveyJones
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Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:28 | 1886624 GeneMarchbanks
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Techno sucks!

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:40 | 1886694 s2man
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The music or the politicians? ;-)

I wouldn't mind technocrats (a person who is an expert in his field) overseeing their field, but the U.S. version has been distorted by cronyism. Putting a banker in charge of banks, a miner in charge of mining, a developer in charge of land management...  Blatant conflict of interest. They do nothing but take care of their old buddies.

Gah! It makes me sick. I won't go on. Just registering my disgust. </rant>

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:11 | 1886845 fuu
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You must be old.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:30 | 1886632 amarshall
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Looks to me like about 20 people.

"dozens and dozens"

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:34 | 1886653 Mr. Poon
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That's as many people as Italy has that are native citizens under the age of 60.  Hard to get a revolution going when everyone is in a rest home or doesn't speak the local language . . .

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:45 | 1886721 Global Hunter
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16th picture down a wide shot of the square looks like a few thousand to me

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:48 | 1886736 SheepDog-One
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Mr Poon? What is that, Indian?

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:55 | 1886766 Global Hunter
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A reference to Neil Patrick Poon Handler Harris or a reference to the Party, birdynum-nums.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:17 | 1887122 Mr. Poon
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Comanche Indian.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:00 | 1886794 duo
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Occupy Cagliari (Sardinia)!  All signs must be in Arabic.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:03 | 1886814 xcehn
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Wait until the disaffected muslims get on board.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:30 | 1886634 scatterbrains
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The ECB/IMF police are in route as we speak,  everyone relax.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:31 | 1886635 Coldfire
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Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:31 | 1886638 azzhatter
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At least Silvio could score pussy

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:16 | 1886861 Nate H
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is it my imagination or is the average woman in those riot pictures about an 8.5?

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:31 | 1886642 lolmao500
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Monti, the new Mussolini.

Long rope!

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:32 | 1886643 kdervin
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Sen. Durbin (D-IL) flat out told Americans in April 2009 that the banks own the place and what happened?  Nothing.  Not even ice cream.

Italians get a "technocrat" government (aka banksters) and what happens?  They go batshit crazy.

They must have a better recollection of how the technocrat experiment in the 1920s worked out than Americans do.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:20 | 1886873 DaveyJones
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europe has a thousand years on us as far as corrupt governments go. We're still a little naive. Their tolerance is short. 

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:44 | 1886969 Monedas
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Senator Durbin "Pontificates" in favor of "More Fascist Nanny State" !  How predictable ?  Blames rampant Capitalism.....he and his ilk were never part of the problem ? They are the whole fucking "Monti Piton" problem !  Monedas 2011 Comedy Jihad Socialist Bitch Watch

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:32 | 1886645 Mr. Poon
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Berlusconi may have been a rascal and a cad, but he was the rascal and cad who was holding the Italian government together and maintaining at least a modicum of accountability to the people.  Getting rid of him was a huge mistake.  As Lincoln said, you don't change a horse in mid-stream.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:00 | 1886793 xcehn
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He was only holding his business interests and bunga bunga together.  He never gave a shit about Italy.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:19 | 1887131 Mr. Poon
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At least his business interests coincided with Italy's.  In contrast, the technocrats are long Brussels and short everything else.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 15:12 | 1888077 gianmarco
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where do you get your info my friends? perhaps on the newspapers?

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:16 | 1886857 DaveyJones
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yeah, felt the same way about Cheney. I mean the guy was running everything and that's what we want in our democracy right?

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:18 | 1887128 Mr. Poon
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Well, thank goodness we got rid of him and replaced him with Biden, amirite?

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 18:56 | 1889462 DaveyJones
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no, amish

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:34 | 1886652 Coldfire
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Mario(nette) Monti. An unaccountable NWO cunt. (But I threepeat myself).

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:04 | 1886806 duo
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Benito Montilini

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:34 | 1886654 Miss Expectations
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Police responded by charging the students with batons.

The best defense is a good offense.  As the cops line up against you, simply release handful after handful of marbles/beads onto the pavement around the stormtroopers feet.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:54 | 1886759 Terminus C
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Caltrops bitchez!

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:37 | 1887158 Randall Cabot
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Those marbles work really good on the mounted goons.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 19:59 | 1889689 smiler03
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OOOPS!! The police are coming down the hill.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:34 | 1886655 DormRoom
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Reminds me of recent images from a Mediterranian country.  If only I could remember the name.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:45 | 1886708 rwe2late
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 So, when does NATO start bombing Rome and Naples (to 'protect' the protestors)?

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:35 | 1886658 fuu
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Protest slogans look better in other languages. Picture 16 looks like Trav.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:34 | 1886661 alien-IQ
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Beautiful. Simply...beautiful.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:35 | 1886663 Dr. No
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"It occurred to me: the police are paid to fight, and the Rebels are not."

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:29 | 1887173 Randall Cabot
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That's why it doesn't matter the cause, when the revolution succeeds cops heads become fashionable hood ornaments.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:35 | 1886664 kaiserhoff
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Unruly Italians?  No one could have predicted that;)

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:35 | 1886665 Seasmoke
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must say the Italian protestors are much much nicer looking than the USA protestors

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:40 | 1886686 TomGa
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I was about to write the same thing. Much better dressed.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:36 | 1886668 PaperBear
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Stay peaceful like Gandhi.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:41 | 1886695 dwdollar
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That bullshit may work in the land of cattle worship... Where has it worked in the Western world?

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:43 | 1886711 SheepDog-One
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Remember millions starved to death and were slaughtered by troops in Ghandis 'peaceful revolution'.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:13 | 1887101 Oh regional Indian
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Well said SD1. Gandhi emasculated 3 generations of Indian men into whimpering white-slaves. Pretty shocking. He worked well for th ewhites, Indians hardly fought back but were sent like cows to the slaughter in WWII  on Gandhi's say-so. HAte it when they call him the father of thsi nation. Like a curse or a slap.

Gandhi was the biggest lie (or close to Einstien) sold to the world in the last century. In fact, Blacks in the US and SA were emasculated because of their declaredly Gandhian leaders (MLK and Mandela).

Gandhi struck at the root of masculinity for his British, Inner Temple BAR masters.

Shit simple takeover of a nation.

Now you have a Gandhian in the White House. Beware ;-)


Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:35 | 1887208 Randall Cabot
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That Ghandian/MartinLuthorKingian non-violence crap is a lie too-it only works if there is also a violence movement to point out as not ther way to go-neither of these peaceniks ever actually condenmed violence as far as I know! 

Einstein was a fraud, not many people know that.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:36 | 1886670 Reptil
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#OWS, look how it's done. 2300 years of experience in rioting. LOL

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:37 | 1886676 youngman
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the bonds rates are priced in todays market...these so called austrity measures are way off in the future....not going to work...until the workers checks change this week...then and only then will we know if they can make it...not 5 years in the future...

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:41 | 1886700 AngryGerman
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it appears that finally someone in Europe realized that at the moment banks are trying to take over the government. good bye democracy. unfortunately people are still doing too well in germany that da germans do not understand yet that the same is happening there

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:59 | 1886787 centerline
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I will bet that Monti was put in charge of the controlled demolition, not turnaround.  His job is to get the gold and any other hard assets out of the country and into the bankers hands - along with every other country they can infiltrate.  When the pressure becomes impossible to handle, they will let the dominoes fall.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:42 | 1886701 SheepDog-One
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Oh this looks like its going only question is can they make the trains run on time?

Gee history sure does like to rhyme, and no one ever learns anything.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:42 | 1886706 Zgangsta
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Wow...people really do love that V for Vendetta movie!  Natilie Portman for president?

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:46 | 1886723 SheepDog-One
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Its weird, I never saw what the attraction was in that movie myself. And to me theres something disturbing in the infamous Guy Fawkes masks...a smiley face guy? I just dont get it apparently.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 18:13 | 1889313 CPL
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What about fight club?

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:43 | 1886707 DogSlime
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These protests are heartening to see, in a way.

For a decade, TPTB in the West were able to bullshit most of their populace that Islam was the biggest threat they faced.  This - coupled with the Big Lie that everything in the economy was wonderful - allowed them to pretty much get away with anything.

More and more people seem to be waking up to the fact that the real enemy is in fact the financial elite and their own governments.  TPTB can't deflect people's anger away anymore.

People see the enemy.  The enemy is in charge.

Maybe TPTB will try a false-flag incident, but how many will believe their bullshit?  I don't think it will be as many this time.  People don't trust their leaders anymore.  I believe this is a good thing.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:44 | 1886712 lolmao500
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Time for Obama to send guns to the Italian resistance and start the airstrikes against the evil Monti regime.

Oh wait, that's right, Obama only bombs those who do not serve the bankers.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:47 | 1886727 marcusfenix
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exactly, so I guess he will just have to go bomb Iran instead...

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:59 | 1886790 DogSlime
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Yep - as soon as Israel gives him the green light.


Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:49 | 1886987 rwe2late
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Italy doesn't have oil.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 15:24 | 1888144 onedb1
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We have olive oil , who knows , Obama is a bit of a confused guy ...

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:45 | 1886719 Bansters-in-my-...
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Prime...and Finance minister...?

Only on earth...

Let me off.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:50 | 1886740 Paralympic Equity
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It seems they are happy with the new government, no?

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:51 | 1886744 Gandalf6900
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I despise those who are now simpathetic to really suck

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:53 | 1886756 SheepDog-One
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Prefering 1 pedophile over another pedophile banker crook...not for me!

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:02 | 1886804 Global Hunter
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I prefer the guy who is out in the open with his vices, corruption and intent in the same way that if there's a dog turd on the ground I'd rather it was in plain view so I don't step in it.  Silvio unlike most politicians was open about his love of money and young attractive women which was refreshing in a way (most other politicians I assume love money and have some serioulsy sick sexual preferences but do everything in their power to come across as serious, sober honourable otherwise healthy men)

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 15:50 | 1888294 onedb1
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Pedophile ? For starters the girl in question has never pressed charges, nor accused Berlusconi of anything . The allegations state that she was 17 when possibly having an affair. (Hardly an innocent character too).  All taken from alleged rumours and phone hacking ( At least in the UK they are taking action against that ). She has always denied any involment.

 If you like most, took the time (though indeed why would you ) to actually know that the woman in question is at best a self promoting lunatic, and bent on self promotion, for financial gain, then you would at least give Silvio (being in his mid 70s with rumoured health problems to his prostate) the benefit of the doubt.

Nope witch hunters have decided he is guilty . So he must be . I thought that with left leaning and outright communist magistrates, had the accusations any grounds of sticking he would be in jail by now.

On another note how many 17 year olds today are having sex with older men (indeed maybe not in their mid 70s but in their mid 20s ?) Does that make them pedophiles ? You'd have to arrest a lot of people in the world, trust me. I think that arbitrarily calling him a pedophile is a step too far. Women at 17 today are not children that is for sure.


Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:51 | 1886750 xcehn
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Well done, hopefully spreading mayhem will spur defaults.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:54 | 1886757 lynnybee
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thank you for this posting + pictures.    photos tell the story better than words.    thank you again, super posting.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:54 | 1886758 the not so migh...
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welfare state going kaboom

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:54 | 1886762 infinity8
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it's about time.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:56 | 1886764 K_I_T_T_Y
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They had to kick out Berlusconi and Papademos...

 Berlusconi did not want to do much cuts not to risk a complete Italian economy paralysis. Papademos even wanted to ask Greeks to vote a referendum.

Maybe France and Germany (and maybe some other big US banks) have a much bigger problem if one of those defaults or exits the EU....

Just put to GS guys to run their economy so that they are sure everything will be done not to have a disaster (not for IT and GR, but for DE and FR)....

So called sacrifical lambs!

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:56 | 1886771 xcehn
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A lot more intimidating than OWS

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:31 | 1886917 dark pools of soros
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is it the fashion?  more daring ?

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 10:59 | 1886785 cthwaites
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This is going to be great for the Lega Nord....or anyone who can restore order/get the trains to run on time and rail against Brussels.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:00 | 1886796 vegas
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I think I see Mussolini hanging from a lamppost.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:00 | 1886801 prodigious_idea
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Are the questions boiling down to one:  9mm or 45 cal?

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:10 | 1886841 marcusfenix
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45 defiantly, 9mm won't penetrate body armor and has no knockdown power, the 45 while it may not penetrate either it will knock your target on their ass giving you time to execute your next move.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:02 | 1886807 marcusfenix
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large amounts of people in guy fawks masks ? check.

evil banksters taking over the world? check. (though I suspect they have really owned it all along anyways.)

Pope calling for the New World Order? check.

UN about to use NATO to bomb the shit out of yet another non bankster compliant country, in the name of protecting people while killing a bunch of them? check.

MSM propaganda machine running at full power, pimping green shoots where there is only nuclear economic toxic waste? check.

ok then as is tradition with any post that involves people in guy fawks masks here is "the speech"

V. : But on this most auspicious of nights, permit me then, in lieu of the more commonplace soubriquet, to suggest the character of this dramatis persona. Voila! In view humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the “vox populi” now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a bygone vexation stands vivified, and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin, van guarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition.
The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta, held as a votive not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous.
Verily this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose, so let me simply add that it’s my very good honour to meet you and you may call me V.
Evey: Are you like a crazy person?
V. : I’m quite sure they will say so.



Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:04 | 1886819 sabra1
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you forgot US troops in Australia! no minerals for you china!

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:06 | 1886828 marcusfenix
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your right, so much to keep track of these days...but that one is defiantly important.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:14 | 1886851 Global Hunter
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MSM Propoganda???  Just saw Liesman spinning the Philly Fed decline and miss as positive.  It always went on but its just blatant and ridiculous now.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:02 | 1886813 sabra1
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does italy have lamp posts?

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:06 | 1886827 Global Hunter
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gas stations!!!

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 13:01 | 1887230 Randall Cabot
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It was actually communists who strung up Mussolini.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:55 | 1887015 Monedas
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Yes, a member of the trans-generational Socialist Mussolini clan, Il Duce, made a lamp post an icon at the end of WW II when he was hung from one ! You knew that ?  Monedas 2011 Comedy Jihad Fascist Nanny State of Mind

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:03 | 1886815 YoDudeRock
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Technocrats aren't just IT geeks in charge of government??

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:04 | 1886821 Whoa Dammit
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It seems that Italians are not fond of Goldman's No Tentacle Left Behind approach to governmental and monetary control. 

Go protesters!

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:09 | 1886835 Orange Pekoe
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Governments charge people to use currency through their banker proxies. People ought to just use a different currency.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:14 | 1886850 PulauHantu29
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"Save schools, not banks."

How quant. Maybe it will catch on some day.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:16 | 1886856 GreetingsFromGermany
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Monti is not just a "Technocrat" in a "bancers government", he is also a Goldman Sachs Man. (Member of „Board of International Advisors“)



Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:16 | 1886859 paulie
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Don't get fooled by these fake riots.

They are setup by the banksters in order to have parliament give special repression powers to the police forces in case real riots should take place.

The new world order advances.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:17 | 1886863 MarcusLCrassus
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Hah, that was an interesting observation that Berlusconi might actually be able to get re-elected because of this farce.  It's like Lorenzo di Medici: leave the city and just wait for them to live under the inempt rule of your replacement for awhile, and when they realize how bad your replacement is, the people will come find you and beg for you to come back and rule them again. 

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:19 | 1886869 paulie
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This is exactly why he has been elected 3 times in the last 17 years: the reason is that the alternative to him turns out to be simply a lot worse.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:20 | 1886874 marcusfenix
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by the way it appears the philly fed just took a dump all over the glee fest that was this mornings "data"

they must not have gotten to that one before it was printed...

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:23 | 1886879 Shizzmoney
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Its just NOT the students, though.  Mayors/business people in small towns in Italy have been printing their own currency.

If that ain't protesting the banker bullshit, I dunno what is.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:23 | 1886880 Freewheelin Franklin
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A "Banker's Government" or an "EU" governemnt? Is there a difference?!

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:00 | 1887044 JW n FL
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Freewheelin Franklin,

A "Banker's Government" or an "EU" governemnt? Is there a difference?!


God Bless England and God Save Nigel Farage! The Queen can Fuck Off!

To Fucking Bad We can NOT! Import Nigel to America!

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:23 | 1886882 Lazane
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marxist welfare western world going kaboom!

This all could be vanquished with 20 million private sector jobs and some robust economic growth, so why don't the marxist government bureaucrats take a time out for about 10 years and let the trains leave the station?

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:29 | 1886911 Jim in MN
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Secretary of Energy Chu testifying before the investigative committee on the Solyndra loan scandal, happening now


Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:34 | 1887196 JW n FL
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Hurry! Look at the $100m dollar solar panel drama!

Never Mind! the $15 Trillion Printed out of thin air!!


Dont you have a Union to piss off?

maybe and abortion clinic to bomb or something?

maybe spend a little more time praying for the end of the world like a good God Fearing Evangelical American should be?


do us all a favor, do your family and then yourself so that we dont have to fucking suffer your dumb sheepish bullshit!

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:32 | 1886921 JW n FL
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it looks like the teachers were trying to keep things from getting out of hand.

what happens when the teachers have had enough and they storm the capital building themselves?

what happens when all of us watching decide enough is enough.. the robbery has gone on long enough and the damage done cannot be walked back (which we all would like or prefer to having a blood bath, regardless of what we say for the entertainment of others).

what happens when it gets to the point that enough is enough?


Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:33 | 1886924 midgetrannyporn
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Monti will steal the police pensions too so it all works out.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:34 | 1886929 dcb
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hello, facist imposed government of the bankers, by the bankers, for the bankers with no election. not only syhould there be riots, but this should really be against the law. of course the police are on the fasists side

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:39 | 1886948 GeorgeHayduke
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If I worked in a bank these days I'd seriously consider a job change about now as things will likely only escalate from here. Oh...wait...there aren't any other jobs to apply for. Oh well, I think I'd just quit and find something else to do until this period of history gets resolved.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:43 | 1886963 Long-John-Silver
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I'm going to take a chance and manufracture the hardware for these.Everything you'll need except the wood will be packaged in a kit along with patterns for the wood you can buy at your local building supply store.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:45 | 1886972 Aengrod
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Why it always has to be young? Why the f*ck old pr*cks wont move their arses?! You children are fighting for YOU you f*cking lazy pr*cks.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:59 | 1887040 Monedas
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These spoiled brat OWS protestors will eat their Grand Parents if they get in the way !

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 11:46 | 1886974 topshelfstuff
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Dmonstartions are and have been going on Globally. Its just being withheld from being "In The News". I'll leave a lnk to an approved News outlet, and a few links, really worth reviewing


it was just about months ago when both Obama and Hillary were imploring us and the world to Support The People Demonstrating of Libya, Syria, Iran, and any other country where The People were on the streets Demonstrating. Listen to the words, and the blatant hypocrisy when it comes to our own country, our own People, in the video "I AM NOT MOVING"

I AM NOT MOVING - Short Film - Occupy Wall Street

I left this link because on this same page you can find another video, titled DEAR TAXPAYER, one of the best, very professionally made videos I've seen
DEAR TAXPAYER - a short film - Occupy Wall Street

or here for DEAR TAXPAYER: one you'll want as a Keeper


More than 950 demonstrations held in more than 80 countries around world

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