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Berlusconi gone, Italy’s new PM: Mario Monti

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If you think Berlusconi was bad, just take a quick look at Mr. Monti’s bio:

Monti is a Praesidium member of Friends of Europe, a leading European think tank, was 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]

Monti is an international adviser to Goldman Sachs and The Coca-Cola Company.[6]

(Source: Wikipedia)

I’m pretty sure no further comment is necessary.

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November 14th, 2011 at 12:37 am

‘Occupy Rome’ rally turns violent

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Current situation in Rome: Cars burning, houses set on fire, tear gas and water cannons blowing away protesters…

Looks fun, doesn’t it? Soon coming to a city near you.

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October 15th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

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Berlusconi wins vote, loses youth

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Milano – Alla vigilia della manifestazione di domani 15 ottobre, i Collettivi studenteschi di Milano e provincia tornano in piazza. Un corteo partito alle dieci da largo Cairoli ha attraversato il centro del capoluogo lombardo cantando slogan contro banche e governo. Prese d’assalto le vetrine di molte filiali del credito, come Intesa Sanpaolo e Unicredit. Durante la mattinata è stata tentata anche l’incursione nella sede milanese della agenzia di rating Goldma Sachs, dopo gli episodi che nelle scorse settimane avevano coinvolto Moody’s e Standard&Poors. Il corteo ha poi raggiunto piazza Cadorna dove verso mezzogiorno, all’angolo con via Paleocapa gli studenti hanno lanciato ortaggi e frutta marcia contro la polizia, impegnata a bloccare l’accesso al palazzo che ospita gli uffici della Fininvest. “La nostra fiducia non l’avrai mai, ladro mafioso”, hanno gridato gli studenti all’indirizzo del premier Berlusconi.

Which translates to something like this:
(via Google Translate- if you speek Italian, please feel free to provide a better one in the comments)

Milan – On the eve of tomorrow’s event on October 15, Collectives student of Milan and the province back to the streets. A procession started at ten from Largo Cairoli passed through the center of Milan chanting slogans against the government and banks. Stormed the windows of many branches of credit, such as Intesa Sanpaolo and Unicredit. During the morning was also attempted in the raid Milan offices of rating agency Goldma Sachs, after the events in recent weeks had involved Moody’s and Standard & Poors. The procession then walked Piazza Cadorna where about noon, corner of Via Paleocapa students threw rotten fruit and vegetables against the police, agreed to block access to the building housing the offices of Fininvest. “We trust you will never have, thief mafia”, the students shouted at the Prime Minister Berlusconi.


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October 14th, 2011 at 3:27 pm

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SØKKØMB: Ikea style Guillotine

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Unpack, put up, chop off – DIY instant justice with Sokkomb, the Ikea-style Guillotine (* some assembly may be required).

Sokkomb is a new low-cost product designed specifically for all those citizens who are so interested in Do-It-Yourself Justice. Are you full of energy? Have you lots of things to do and too little time to do them? Are you increasingly annoyed by all those criminals, immigrants and petty people who should just be got rid of? Your dynamic, active rhythm demands quick, summary justice and you are the person to do it, but too often you just don’t have the time and your family is increasingly in danger. Then you are the person we thought of when we designed “Sokkomb”, an easily-assembled guillotine for the whole family, the practical solution, quick and clean, perfect for all your security needs. By assembling Sokkomb in the comfort of your own living room, you can relax safe in the knowledge that the punishment will fit the crime. So you can finally be your own boss in your own house. Sokkomb is made from the best solid pine and comes equipped with a sturdy blade in stainless steel. It is light and versatile and is guaranteed effective for up to 100 executions a day.”

(Thanks to rebel:Art and Gizmondo)

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October 11th, 2011 at 12:43 pm

Current European market summary

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Quoting Peter Tchir of TF Market Advisors:

[…] we are back to rallying on headlines and sound-bites and hopes that “Europe Finally Gets It”   Maybe this time the details won’t disappoint.  Actually, maybe this time we will get to the details, since so many of the last few rallies were based on rumors or plans that never even made it to the detail stage.  In the meantime I will try and figure out how Italy providing money to EFSF so the EFSF can buy their bonds, how Italy contributing to the ECB which buys its bonds, how Italy providing money to the IMF to buy Italian bonds, and Italy working on plans to save Italian banks whose exposure to Italy is a part of their problem, fixes anything.

Yep, that seems to sum it up nicely.

Written by mo

October 5th, 2011 at 12:41 pm

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