Posts Tagged ‘Italy’

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Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Hello from Olbia, Italy.

A year of academia now concludes with this…

This place is beautiful. Great beaches, awesome food, Fiat Panda burnouts, brilliant coffee, and GelatoBurgers!!!

Today also saw S&P downgrade Italy’s sovereign credit rating. People here are nervous to say the least. In speaking with one particular lady, locals were very thankful for all the infrastructure which had been dropped into Sardinia since joining the euro, but now that are all like “WTF?” about having to service the bill. So far, I have not come across anyone here who is an advocate of Silvio Berlusconi. Actually, there is a sizeable push for the island to become its own separate sovereign state. Regardless of his commendable taste in women, Berlusconi looks to be a rabbit in the headlights of the eurocrisis. Greek Prime Minister Papandreou almost lost his head. Both Prime Ministers Sócrates and Zapatero took the hit for Portugal and Spain respectively.  If Italy’s treasury bonds spike for any length of time, I think either Rome will burn or Berlusconi will be hung.

Respectfully, I call “shotgun” on his little black book. These people will need help once this is over, and I am an excellent listener.