May 26

Imminent Intervention? Greece, Italy, & Malta Close Airspace For Aircraft From Libya:

Weird things are happening in the Mediterranean Sea. Almost simultaneously three countries in the Mediterranean have closed their airspace and territories for aircraft departing from Libya. The exceptions are very few and involve the transport of military and evacuees. At the same time, three NATO exercises are taking place but the airspace closure and directly little to do with that.

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May 23

The Gotthard Train Tunnel,

Introducing The Gotthard Train Tunnel, The World’s Longest & Deepest Train Tunnel

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May 21

Heavy snowfalls in the Apennines

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May 07

‘Destroy barriers’: Anarchists, pro-refugee activists clash with police at Austrian-Italian border:

Hundreds of anarchists and black bloc activists have spurred unrest at the Austrian-Italian border storming the train station, throwing stones, flares and smoke bombs at riot police, who used batons and tear gas against protesters.

The demonstration on Saturday at the Brenner mountain pass between Italy and Austria came in response to the enforcement of stricter border control measures to tackle the influx of refugees.

About 500 activists gathered in front of the main entrance to the train station, holding banners that read “Close the door to fascism,” “Time to launch social revolution,” “Borders down,” “Destroy barriers” and others.

At least 4 officers and several protesters were injured in the unrest, according to La Repubblica. Continue reading »

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May 04

License To Steal: Italy’s Highest Court Rules “Theft Not A Crime If Hungry”:

In a ruling sure to heighten migration tensions in the EU, Italy’s highest court rulesTheft Not a Crime if Hungry“.

Stealing small amounts of food to stave off hunger is not a crime, Italy’s highest court of appeal has ruled.

Judges overturned a theft conviction against Roman Ostriakov after he stole cheese and sausages worth €4.07 (£3; $4.50) from a supermarket.

Mr Ostriakov, a homeless man of Ukrainian background, had taken the food “in the face of the immediate and essential need for nourishment”, the court of cassation decided.

Therefore it was not a crime, it said. Continue reading »

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Apr 29

Italy’s Bank Bailout Fund Already One Third Empty After First Bank Rescue:

When one month ago, Italy was scrambling to unveil a “last resort” bad bank bailout fund (which eventually received the name Atlante, or Atlas, for the Titan god who was condemned to hold up the sky for eternity, only in this case he is holding up Italy’s €360 billion in bad loans), many wondered why the rush? While the explicit purpose of the fund was to allow Italy to bailout insolvent banks without the involvement of the state which is expressly prohibited by the Eurozone, the scramble appeared erratic almost frentic, and was one of the reasons why Italian bank stocks tumbled in early February.

The question: “Does someone know something?” Continue reading »

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Apr 29

China’s Most Innovative Capital Outflow Yet: Buying Legendary Italian Football Club AC Milan:

Today, we find the latest, and perhaps most innovative attempt to circumvent capital controls yet when a group of Chinese investors has offered to buy AC Milan football club, one of former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi’s most cherished assets. The offer values the club at around 700 million euros including debt, one of the sources said.

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Apr 18

FYI.

Related info:

SUPER SHEMITAH: Elite’s Jubilee Year Plan To Crash World Economy By October 2016 (Video)


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Apr 10

Italy


Italy Seeks “Last Resort” Bailout Fund to “Ringfence” Troubled Banks, Meeting Monday; Italy vs. Austria:

Italy Seeks “Last Resort” Bailout Fund to “Ringfence” Troubled Banks, Meeting Monday; Italy vs. Austria

Italy’s finance minister, Pier Carlo Padoan, wants to “ringfence” its troubled banks.

Padoan called for a meeting of executive of the troubled banks in Rome on Monday. The banks allegedly will come up with a “Last Resort” bailout fund.

Last resort or first resort, is there a difference at this point in time? Continue reading »

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Apr 05

Refugees Flooding Italy Surge 80%; Italy Seeks Greek-Style Returns; Proposed Solution in Single Picture:

Italy’s Interior minister Angelino Alfano warns the refugee “system is at risk of collapse” following an 80 per cent spike in the number of arrivals to Italy across the central Mediterranean Sea in the first quarter of this year compared to 2015.

Alfano fears that Syrians headed for Turkey will inetead head for Libya for an even more hazardous Mediterranean Sea crossing to Italy.

“How many tens of thousands of people can you keep, year after year? Without returns, either you organize real prisons, or it’s obvious that the system will collapse,” Mr Alfano said. “It doesn’t take a prophet to glimpse the future”.

Costs are about to soar. Alfano wants to secure new deals with African nations, offering economic aid in exchange for taking back their citizens. Here’s a picture that explains everything.

Refugee Crisis in a Single Picture

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Underlying image: Business Insider, September 2015.

Taking into consideration fences and walls, boat lifts, airlifts, increase security, border checks, prisons, crime, retention centers, and bribes to countries for taking back refugees: what’s this going to cost? Continue reading »

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Mar 04

There’s A City That Will Pay You To Bike to Work:

Milan, Italy — Milan is the most polluted city in Europe. In fact, the smog is so bad that in 2012, the country reported 84,000 premature deaths linked to poor air quality. Last year, both Milan and Rome introduced traffic bans to combat pollution.

Now city officials are trying something relatively new: paying commuters to bike to work. France tried this in 2014, when employees were offered 25 cents per kilometer traveled, but the program failed due to lack of citizen participation. Continue reading »

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Feb 12

“Everything calls peace, Schalom! Then it will occur – a new Middle East war suddenly flames up, big naval forces are facing hostiley in the Mediterranean – the situation is strained. But the actual firing spark is set on fire in the Balkan: I see a “large one” falling, a bloody dagger lies beside him – then impact is on impact. …”

There is not much information about Alois Irlmaier available on the internet in English and even less good quality information.

He made his predictions before, during and after WW2.

For more and accurate information I recommend this book (in German):

Alois Irlmaier

Alois Irlmaier: Ein Mann sagt, was er sieht

He predicted the migrant crisis.

He predicted hyperinflation, financial collapse, revolution, civil war, WW3 and the “3 Days Of Darkness”, which will set in during WW3 and will put an immediate end to all combat operations.

He saw (around 1950) people using smartphones in the future.

When Germany was occupied territory he was visited by General Lucius D. Clay’s sister and could clearly describe her home without ever being there. General Clay invided Irlmaier to come to Frankfurt, but he declined. Additionally he was offered and invited many times by a lot of people to come to Amerika and earn a lot of money there with his abilities, but he declined. He clearly stated that he was not interested in earning a lot of money.

In case you think that foreseeing the future is impossible I give you some examples of his abilities:

Alois Irlmaier, my favorite seer, warned the citizens of his hometown during the end of WW2 April, 25, 1945, that at the moment of his warning British bombers were started in England and would arrive within a few hours to bomb the city of Freilassing in Bavaria.

He told the people where to go to be safe and he pointed out exactly to some people, which houses will be destroyed, partially destroyed or which houses will survive almost unharmed or totally unharmed.

He warned people in Rosenheim, Bavaria days ahead of the heavy bombardment on April 18, 1945. He told the people, that when going into the bunker to NOT go to the safest spot, which is in the middle, but to stay near the entrance, because the roof of the bunker would collapse in the middle. It happened just as he predicted and so only a few soldiers who ridiculed and ignored Irlmaier’s warning were buried.

You could give him a picture of any soldier and he could tell you exactly in what condition that soldier was at the moment: Well, injured or dead.

He clearly saw all of this right in front of his eyes, as a picture or like a movie. He did not want to have this ability at all.

It would take an entire book to describe his abilities, his life and what has been said about him.

Here is what lies ahead of us according to him:

A migrant crisis, high inflation, then hyperinflation, financial economic collapse, chaos, revolution, civil war in Italy (Pope will have to flee the Vatican, most priests will be killed), France (Paris will burn, will be set on fire by its own people), Germany, etc.

If my interpretation of what he said is correct, then the greatest revolution of all times will happen in America.

The crisis in the middle east will escalate even further, a highranked (at the level of Obama or Putin) will be killed, then within 24h Russian tanks will be rolling all over Europe.

The U.S. will use drones & advanced chemical weapons to create a death strip to cut of the Russian ordnance.

The Russians drop a bomb (nuclear weapon) into the North Sea, creating a gigantic tsunami, which will flood parts of England, France, Holland, Germany and Denmark.

The start of WW3 is predicted to happen “when the grain will be ready for harvest” (perfect timing!), that means around late July, beginning of August. A lot of other seers have seen the same time of the outbreak of WW3 in their visions.

The war will last around 3 months, then the earth changes will set in. Irlmaier saw a heavenly body, which is probably responsible for the “3 Days Of Darkness” (Nibiru?).

The “3 Days of Darkness” will include a pole shift. So you need to be living in a high place, having a safe place that is pretty much airtight, protecting against the (big) dust particles from the heavenly body and you need lots of supplies and water.

After that he predicts a peaceful time.

“….After these events a long, lucky time comes. Those, who will experience it, will be very happy and can praise themselves lucky. But the people have to begin there, where their grandfathers began.”

And because of the climatic changes, caused by the pole shift, oranges will grow in Bavaria.

The events mentioned in the following article are not in the correct chronological order, but luckily for us somebody made the efoort to translate what Irlmaier said.


Alois-Irlmaier
(1894-1959)

The Prophecies Of Alois Irlmaier

On this page statements of Alois Irlmaier are listed, which refer to a big war in the future. Conrad Adlmaier got these statements when discussing with Alois Irlmaier and published them later. In addition also statements are listed, which Conrad Adlmaier did not publish in his books, but indicated to a third person orally. In these statements Alois Irlmaier shows an almost precise description of a large battle in the future.

What causes the war?

“Everything calls peace, Schalom! Then it will occur – a new Middle East war suddenly flames up, big naval forces are facing hostiley in the Mediterranean – the situation is strained. But the actual firing spark is set on fire in the Balkan: I see a “large one” falling, a bloody dagger lies beside him – then impact is on impact. …”

“Two men kill a third highranked. They were paid by other people. …”

“The third murder occurred. Then the war starts. …”

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Feb 11

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H/t reader squodgy:

“This is interesting. Yahoo finance graphs of the World’s Stockmarket, recently decided to not show how Italy was doing.

Nobody bothered to check. But I heard the Southern end of Italy will not take Euros anymore, but only hard currency and GBP!!!!!

This is why….”

http://www.tradingeconomics.com/italy/stock-market“:

Italy Stock Market (FTSE MIB)  1997-2016

Italy FTSE MIB Index decreased 727.9 points or 4.36% to 15949.15 on Thursday February 11 from 16677 in the previous trading session. Looking back, Italy FTSE MIB Index lost 4617 points or 22.45 percent during the last 12 months from 20,565.80 points in February of 2015. Historically, the Italy Stock Market (FTSE MIB) reached an all time high of 50108.56 in March of 2000 and a record low of 12362.50 in July of 2012.

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Feb 05

waroncash

The War on Cash: A Country by Country Guide:

Corbett Reporteers will be no stranger to the war on cash. I’ve made videos discussing it, conducted interviews about it, written articles examining it and dissected it on the radio.

The war has been waged through mainstream propaganda outlets, TV advertisements and even children’s games.

We’ve heard cash is dirtied by drug dealing, tarnished by terrorism, tainted by tax evasion (heaven forbid!) and just plain dirty. Not to mention sooooo outdated. Continue reading »

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Feb 03

Well done!


Here’s How This Bus Driver Handled a Young Refugee Punk: “Kept Beating Him Senseless”:

Despite what official government mouthpieces may be spouting, the people are not going to put up with violent behavior and assault from any so-called refugees, hailing from Syria or anywhere else.

The populations of various European countries have sounded off about their outrage over a pattern of incidents involving young men from these groups – carrying out rapes in mass, hurling insulting language at women on the streets or otherwise treating people of the existing culture like dirt.

With pepper spray sold out in places like Germany, and police speaking out about the cover-up of these incidents, people are fighting back.

As Right Side News reported, this Sicilian bus driver didn’t take kindly to being insulted and attacked for not letting a young Muslim man onto a bus for free. Without missing a beat, the driver beat back the assailant, before beating him up to teach him a lesson… and send a message other would-be refugee punks: Continue reading »

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Feb 02

Ferrari Posts Record Sales In US

Ferrari Crashes:

Another “no brainer” bites the dust. Ferrari is halted limit down in Milan trading and is crashing in US trading – now down over 40% from its “successful” IPO day highs…

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Jan 21

Italy

A Run On The Banks Begins In Italy As Italian Banking Stocks Collapse:

The Italian financial meltdown that we have been waiting for has finally arrived. For quite a long time I have been warning my readers to watch Italy, and now people are starting to understand why. Italian banking stocks continued their collapse for a fifth consecutive day on Wednesday, and nervous Italians are beginning to quietly pull large amounts of money out of the banks. In particular, Monte dei Paschi is a complete and utter basket case at this point. A staggering one-third of their loans are “non-performing”, and the stock price has fallen a staggering 57 percent since 2016 began. Monte dei Paschi is going to need a major bailout, and the same thing could be said about almost all of the largest Italian banks. But where is the money going to come from? Continue reading »

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Jan 19

Only available in German.


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Jan 18

Italian Banks Collapse, Short Sales Banned As Loan Loss Fears Mount:

Italian bank stocks are crashing (with BMPS down 40% year-to-date) as Reuters reports that investors are growing increasingly nervous about how the sector will cope with lower interest rates and a 200 billion euro ($218 billion) pile of loans that are unlikely to be repaid. The broad banking sector is down 4% with stocks suspended, and in light of this bloodbath, Italian regulators have decided in their wisdom, to ban short-selling of some bank stocks (which has driven hedgers into the CDS market, spking BMPS credit risk).

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Nov 30

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Nov 13

Mafia

Cosa Nostra cashing in on the refugee crisis:

The Cosa Nostra is what is known to be “the Sicilian Mafia.” Founded in the 19th century and quickly ascending to international influence on multiple continents. It was so successful in its secrecy that the very name of the organization was not known to any outsiders until the 1963 court testimony of mafia member Joseph Valachi. Now, the Cosa Nostra has taken to the people smuggling business. So much so that recent Italian police investigations have caught one mafia member stating: “Do you know how much we earn off migrants? Drugs are less profitable.” Continue reading »

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Oct 31

“The conditions in the economies of the rest of the world have undoubtedly proved weaker compared with a few months ago, in particular in the emerging economies. Global growth forecasts have been revised downwards. This slowdown is probably not temporary.”


Draghi Satan

Mario Draghi Admits Global QE Has Failed: “The Slowdown Is Probably Not Temporary”:

Undoubtedly, the most amusing this about the prospect of more easing from the ECB (as telegraphed by Mario Draghi last week) and the BoJ (where Haruhiko Kuroda just jeopardized his status as monetary madman par excellence by failing to expand stimulus) is that both Europe and Japan both recently slid back into deflation despite trillions in central bank asset purchases. 

In other words, the market expects both Draghi and Kuroda to double- and triple- down on policies that clearly aren’t working when it comes to altering inflation expectations and/or boosting aggregate demand. Indeed, both Goldman and BofAML said as much last week. For those who missed it, here’s Goldman’s take Continue reading »

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Oct 28

And yes, this will end badly.


Mario-Draghi-Just-Evil

NIRP Panic: Over Half Of European 2-Year Bonds Trade At Record Negative Yields; Italy Paid To Issue Debt:

Europe has unleashed yet another monetary panic, and nowhere is it more visible than in what happened today across the short end of Europe’s government curve.  As the table below shows, more than half of European sovereign issuers just saw the yield on their 2 Year Notes trade not only below zero, but hit never before seen negative yields!

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Oct 22

WTF Chart Of The Day – Italian 2Y Bond Yields Collapse Below Zero For First Time Ever:

Presented with little comment aside to say… WTF!!!

Italy 2Y yields are -10bps to -0.6bps…

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Some context for that… Continue reading »

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Oct 21

Italian Central Bank Chief (And ECB Council Member) Probed Over Corruption, Fraud, & Abuse Of Office:

As the world places its ‘life’ in the hands of a few unelected members of ivory tower trusting them to centrally plan the global utopia, that faith may be shattered by Bank of Italy Governor Ignazio Visco. As Bloomberg reports, Visco and seven other people were place under investigation according to chief prosecutor. While the statement does not list allegations, court documents reveal alleged corruption, fraud, and abuse of office.

As Bloomberg details,

Bank of Italy Governor Ignazio Visco is under investigation in a probe regarding the 2013 placement of Banca Popolare di Spoleto SpA in special administration, according to a court document obtained by Bloomberg News. Continue reading »

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Sep 30
gmo-italy

Austria and Italy Celebrate Bans on GM Crops with EU Opt-Out:

Austrian Health Minister Sabine Oberhauser and a number of Italian Ministries have confirmed that both countries are officially requesting an opt-out from growing the eight varieties of  GM maize permitted or set to be permitted at the EU level, thus there will now be a full ban on GM crops in both countries under new EU regulations.

“Austria has made use of the newly created EU opt-out rules for the authorization of genetically modified crops,” Oberhauser stated on Wednesday. She further added that Austria’s geographical opt-out demand was delivered to the European Commission earlier this week. Continue reading »

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Sep 14

UniCredit To Fire 10,000 As EU Bank Pink Slip Pandemonium Continues

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Sep 06

Italy-Hail

Baseball-Sized Hail Pummels Parts of Italy (Ice Age Now, Sep 6, 2015):

Injures several people and animals in addition to causing damage to vehicles, crops and more.

“Baseball size hailstones fall from thunderstorms at speeds of at least 75 mph, so it’s no wonder you can see the magnitude of smashed windshields and structural damage,” said Jonathan Erdman, senior meteorologist for weather.com.

Social media posts also recorded hail near Lake Como in Northern Italy as well. Continue reading »

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Sep 02

Italy Is “Willing To Temporarily Suspend Schengen” In Response To Refugee Crisis

 

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Jul 31

Italy

Italy Youth Unemployment Hits Record High 44.2%, Concerns Rising “Recession Exit May Be Unsustainable” (ZeroHedge, July 31, 2015):

While the overall unemployment rate for the Eurozone also unchanged at 11.1%, it was renewed concern about what is going on in Italy, where unemployment rose from 12.5% to 12.7%, while Italy’s youth unemployment rate, which surprisingly jumped by nearly 2% to 44.2%, a record level.  As Bloomberg put it, “Italy’s jobless rate unexpectedly rose in June as businesses continue to dismiss workers amid concerns that the country’s exit from recession may not be sustainable.”

 

 

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