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However, he [Tremonti] warned of dire political consequences unless initiatives are taken to curb the price of food and oil.

"The impoverishment of the middle classes in Europe can have only one outcome: fascism," he said.

Considering that Tremonti is a member of Forza Italia but pretty close to Lega Nord, and the fact that we're actually talking about Italy, the follow-up question is: would he disapprove of that?

Now now, yes de Gondi, I won't bash Italy anymore. Instead, I'll quote an SMS I got today from a close friend.

Arvid! Am in Bologna, never want to leave this place. The sky is light blue, the food, coffee and wine is divine, everyone is fantastically handsome, nice, and well dressed. And also leftists. We have to move here, the entire city is centered around the oldest University in the world and none of the houses inside the city wall are built after the turn of the century!

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.
by Starvid on Mon Jun 23rd, 2008 at 03:16:51 PM EST
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