It can’t rain all the time

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Telecom Italia is one of the companies with the biggest debts with a share value that has crashed down to 1.391 euro, a forecast of zero growth in the next 2 years, the worst activity on the Stock Market in its sector. In 1999 Telecom, would have been able to buy Vodafone and perhaps even Telefonica, its probable future owner.
Bernabè, its current CEO, was sent away by D’Alema who made a gift of the country’s biggest company to the “captains courageous” using the mechanism of the leveraged buyout. It had a nice ring. It meant that Telecom was bought using debts. Colaninno and Gnutti didn’t have the money and they got the company into debt so as to be able to buy it. In this way the merchant banker D’Alema sent up in smoke the country’s greatest asset.
It would have still been possible to save Telecom if in 2001 the unhappy Tronchetti had not arrived on the scene. If the “captains courageous” still had rags on their backsides, he just had one of Afef’s used thongs. Tronchetti became the boss of Telecom with the complicity of the banks with only 0.11% ownership. The way he managed it reminds you of Attila. Externalise. Sell. Sell off parts of the company, from Telespazio to the foreign subsidiaries (while the competitors were investing in the emerging countries) and cutting the services so as to distribute the profits, stock options and the highest salaries in the sector in Europe. The Telecom security division has ended up in prison for spying (the men Tronchetti trusted), while Adamo Bove, who was collaborating with the Milan prosecutors, slid off a fly over. But this is a story that I will come back to.
Yesterday we got to a first epilogue in this colossal destruction of value with the interview of Bernabè to The Financial Times and the announcement of the sacking of 5,000 people for a starter. The rest of the meal will be much more weighty. Bernabè said that he will cut structural costs by 40% in the next few years. How many employees is that equivalent to? Ten thousand? Twenty thousand? Bernabè has a hot potato in his hands. If he doesn’t sack people, he’ll end up like Alitalia. But the tens of thousands of families who will end up in the streets (or who are already in the streets) who will they have to thank?
When Tronchetti ended his extraordinary adventure in Telecom he said: “If you look at the Pirelli results, it perhaps wasn’t worth having the Telecom adventure. But the professional balance is positive.” The professional balance is that of the management, of Ruggiero (17.277 million € 2007) to Buora (11.94 million € 2007), now a director of Impregilo (sic), to that of Tronchetti in particular. Pirelli-Telecom has in fact been worth to him 295 million € from 1999 to 2007 in stock options and salary.
Buora, in response to a question about maxi-pay packets, replied that he is completely indifferent: “It doesn’t interest me.”
It does however, interest me. And I believe that it’s of interest to all those who have been sacked and who will be sacked. I believe that it’s of interest to their families, to the mortgages that they will no longer be able to pay, to their offspring to be fed. I believe that it is of great, of vast interest, for the thousands of Italians to know about the motives why the Telecom managers got richer and yet they were destroying the company. An interest of such proportions to deserve a class action against the previous Board of Directors of Telecom.
Every person who has been sacked and who wants to join in can write to the blog.
It can’t rain all the time!

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The sun is out, the people drunk,so let's all chill this summer and not take life too serious.We're not alive long enough not to smile and laugh

Posted by: Amy Fielder | June 7, 2008 06:14 PM


Who's the zombie on youTube talking shit?
Is this what Italians can offer the corporate world?? Illiterate arsefaces (get that hairdo, willya?!) who flunked history???

Jeezuzchrist, you're really fucked!

Posted by: 'NaPolenta Ammammeta | June 7, 2008 02:58 PM


Official 2008 Bilderberg Participant List

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June 6, 2008

DEU "Ackermann, Josef" "Chairman of the Management Board and the Group Executive Committee, Deutsche Bank AG"
CAN "Adams, John" Associate Deputy Minister of National Defence and Chief of the Communications Security Establishment Canada
USA "Ajami, Fouad" "Director, Middle East Studies Program, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University"
USA "Alexander, Keith B." "Director, National Security Agency"
INT "Almunia, Joaquín " "Commissioner, European Commission"
GRC "Alogoskoufis, George" Minister of Economy and Finance
USA "Altman, Roger C." "Chairman, Evercore Partners Inc."
TUR "Babacan, Ali " Minister of Foreign Affairs
NLD "Balkenende, Jan Peter" Prime Minister
PRT "Balsemão, Francisco Pinto" "Chairman and CEO, IMPRESA, S.G.P.S.; Former Prime Minister"
FRA "Baverez, Nicolas" "Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP"
ITA "Bernabè, Franco" "CEO, Telecom Italia Spa"
USA "Bernanke, Ben S." "Chairman, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System"
SWE "Bildt, Carl" Minister of Foreign Affairs
FIN "Blåfield, Antti " "Senior Editorial Writer, Helsingin Sanomat"
DNK "Bosse, Stine" "CEO, TrygVesta"
CAN "Brodie, Ian " "Chief of Staff, Prime Minister’s Office"
AUT "Bronner, Oscar" "Publisher and Editor, Der Standard"
FRA "Castries, Henri de " "Chairman of the Management Board and CEO, AXA"
ESP "Cebrián, Juan Luis" "CEO, PRISA"
CAN "Clark, Edmund" "President and CEO, TD Bank Financial Group"
GBR "Clarke, Kenneth" Member of Parliament
NOR "Clemet, Kristin" "Managing Director, Civita"
USA "Collins, Timothy C." "Senior Managing Director and CEO, Ripplewood Holdings, LLC"
FRA "Collomb, Bertrand" "Honorary Chairman, Lafarge"
PRT "Costa, António" Mayor of Lisbon
USA "Crocker, Chester A." James R. Schlesinger Professor of Strategic Studies
USA "Daschle, Thomas A." Former US Senator and Senate Majority Leader
CAN "Desmarais, Jr., Paul " "Chairman and co-CEO, Power Corporation of Canada"
GRC "Diamantopoulou, Anna" Member of Parliament
USA "Donilon, Thomas E." "Partner, O’Melveny & Myers"
ITA "Draghi, Mario" "Governor, Banca d’Italia"
AUT "Ederer, Brigitte" "CEO, Siemens AG Österreich"
CAN "Edwards, N. Murray " "Vice Chairman, Candian Natural Resources Limited"

DNK "Eldrup, Anders " "President, DONG A/S"
ITA "Elkann, John" "Vice Chairman, Fiat S.p.A."
USA "Farah, Martha J." "Director, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience; Walter H. Annenberg Professor in the Natural Sciences, University of Pennsylvania"
USA "Feldstein, Martin S." "President and CEO, National Bureau of Economic Research"
DEU "Fischer, Joschka" Former Minister of Foreign Affairs
USA "Ford, Jr., Harold E." "Vice Chairman, Merill Lynch & Co., Inc."
CHE "Forstmoser, Peter" "Professor for Civil, Corporation and Capital Markets Law, University of Zürich"
IRL "Gallagher, Paul " Attorney General
USA "Geithner, Timothy F. " "President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of New York"
USA "Gigot, Paul " "Editorial Page Editor, The Wall Street Journal"
IRL "Gleeson, Dermot " "Chairman, AIB Group"
NLD "Goddijn, Harold" "CEO, TomTom"
TUR "Gögüs, Zeynep " "Journalist; Founder, EurActiv.com.tr"
USA "Graham, Donald E." "Chairman and CEO, The Washington Post Company"
NLD "Halberstadt, Victor" "Professor of Economics, Leiden University; Former Honorary Secretary General of Bilderberg Meetings"
USA "Holbrooke, Richard C. " "Vice Chairman, Perseus, LLC"
FIN "Honkapohja, Seppo" "Member of the Board, Bank of Finland"
INT "Hoop Scheffer, Jaap G. de" "Secretary General, NATO"
USA "Hubbard, Allan B." "Chairman, E & A Industries, Inc."
BEL "Huyghebaert, Jan" "Chairman of the Board of Directors, KBC Group"
DEU "Ischinger, Wolfgang" Former Ambassador to the UK and US
USA "Jacobs, Kenneth" "Deputy Chairman, Head of Lazard U.S., Lazard Frères & Co. LLC"
USA "Johnson, James A." "Vice Chairman, Perseus, LLC" (Obama’s man tasked with selecting his running mate)
SWE "Johnstone, Tom " "President and CEO, AB SKF"
USA "Jordan, Jr., Vernon E." "Senior Managing Director, Lazard Frères & Co. LLC"
FRA "Jouyet, Jean-Pierre " Minister of European Affairs
GBR "Kerr, John " "Member, House of Lords; Deputy Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell plc."
USA "Kissinger, Henry A." "Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc."
DEU "Klaeden, Eckart von" "Foreign Policy Spokesman, CDU/CSU"
USA "Kleinfeld, Klaus" "President and COO, Alcoa"
TUR "Koç, Mustafa " "Chairman, Koç Holding A.S."
FRA "Kodmani, Bassma" "Director, Arab Reform Initiative"
USA "Kravis, Henry R." "Founding Partner, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co."
USA "Kravis, Marie-Josée" "Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute, Inc."
INT "Kroes, Neelie " "Commissioner, European Commission"
POL "Kwasniewski, Aleksander " Former President
AUT "Leitner, Wolfgang" "CEO, Andritz AG"
ESP "León Gross, Bernardino" "Secretary General, Office of the Prime Minister"
INT "Mandelson, Peter" "Commissioner, European Commission"
FRA "Margerie, Christophe de" "CEO, Total"
CAN "Martin, Roger" "Dean, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto"
HUN "Martonyi, János" "Professor of International Trade Law; Partner, Baker & McKenzie; Former Minister of Foreign Affairs"
USA "Mathews, Jessica T. " "President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace"

INT "McCreevy, Charlie " "Commissioner, European Commission"
USA "McDonough, William J." "Vice Chairman and Special Advisor to the Chairman, Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc."
CAN "McKenna, Frank" "Deputy Chair, TD Bank Financial Group"
GBR "McKillop, Tom " "Chairman, The Royal Bank of Scotland Group"
FRA "Montbrial, Thierry de" "President, French Institute for International Relations"
ITA "Monti, Mario" "President, Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi"
USA "Mundie, Craig J. " "Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Microsoft Corporation"
NOR "Myklebust, Egil" "Former Chairman of the Board of Directors SAS, Norsk Hydro ASA"
DEU "Nass, Matthias" "Deputy Editor, Die Zeit"
NLD "Netherlands, H.M. the Queen of the"
FRA "Ockrent, Christine" "CEO, French television and radio world service"
FIN "Ollila, Jorma" "Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell plc"
SWE "Olofsson, Maud " Minister of Enterprise and Energy; Deputy Prime Minister
NLD "Orange, H.R.H. the Prince of"
GBR "Osborne, George" Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
TUR "Öztrak, Faik" Member of Parliament
ITA "Padoa-Schioppa, Tommaso " Former Minister of Finance; President of Notre Europe
GRC "Papahelas, Alexis" "Journalist, Kathimerini"
GRC "Papalexopoulos, Dimitris" "CEO, Titan Cement Co. S.A."
USA "Paulson, Jr., Henry M." Secretary of the Treasury
USA "Pearl, Frank H." "Chairman and CEO, Perseus, LLC"
USA "Perle, Richard N." "Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research"
FRA "Pérol, François" Deputy General Secretary in charge of Economic Affairs
DEU "Perthes, Volker" "Director, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik"
BEL "Philippe, H.R.H. Prince"
CAN "Prichard, J. Robert S." "President and CEO, Torstar Corporation"
CAN "Reisman, Heather M." "Chair and CEO, Indigo Books & Music Inc."
USA "Rice, Condoleezza" Secretary of State
PRT "Rio, Rui " Mayor of Porto
USA "Rockefeller, David " "Former Chairman, Chase Manhattan Bank"
ESP "Rodriguez Inciarte, Matias" "Executive Vice Chairman, Grupo Santander"
USA "Rose, Charlie" "Producer, Rose Communications"
DNK "Rose, Flemming" "Editor, Jyllands Posten"
USA "Ross, Dennis B." "Counselor and Ziegler Distinguished Fellow, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy"
USA "Rubin, Barnett R." "Director of Studies and Senior Fellow, Center for International Cooperation, New York University"
TUR "Sahenk, Ferit " "Chairman, Dogus Holding A.S."
USA "Sanford, Mark" Governor of South Carolina
USA "Schmidt, Eric" "Chairman of the Executive Committee and CEO, Google"
AUT "Scholten, Rudolf " "Member of the Board of Executive Directors, Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG"
DNK "Schur, Fritz H. " Fritz Schur Gruppen
CZE "Schwarzenberg, Karel " Minister of Foreign Affairs
USA "Sebelius, Kathleen" Governor of Kansas
USA "Shultz, George P." "Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University"

ESP "Spain, H.M. the Queen of"
CHE "Spillmann, Markus" "Editor-in-Chief and Head Managing Board, Neue Zürcher Zeitung AG"
USA "Summers, Lawrence H." "Charles W. Eliot Professor, Harvard University"
GBR "Taylor, J. Martin" "Chairman, Syngenta International AG"
USA "Thiel, Peter A." "President, Clarium Capital Management, LLC"
NLD "Timmermans, Frans " Minister of European Affairs
RUS "Trenin, Dmitri V." "Deputy Director and Senior Associate, Carnegie Moscow Center"
INT "Trichet, Jean-Claude" "President, European Central Bank"
USA "Vakil, Sanam" "Assistant Professor of Middle East Studies, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University"
FRA "Valls, Manuel " Member of Parliament
GRC "Varvitsiotis, Thomas" "Co-Founder and President, V + O Communication"
CHE "Vasella, Daniel L." "Chairman and CEO, Novartis AG"
FIN "Väyrynen, Raimo" "Director, The Finnish Institute of International Affairs"
FRA "Védrine, Hubert" Hubert Védrine Conseil
NOR "Vollebaek, Knut" "High Commissioner on National Minorities, OSCE"
SWE "Wallenberg, Jacob" "Chairman, Investor AB"
USA "Weber, J. Vin" "CEO, Clark & Weinstock"
USA "Wolfensohn, James D. " "Chairman, Wolfensohn & Company, LLC"
USA "Wolfowitz, Paul " "Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research"
INT "Zoellick, Robert B. " "President, The World Bank Group"

Rapporteurs
GBR "Bredow, Vendeline von" "Business Correspondent, The Economist"
GBR "Wooldridge, Adrian D." "Foreign Correspondent, The Economist"

AUT Austria HUN Hungary
BEL Belgium INT International
CHE Switzerland IRL Ireland
CAN Canada ITA Italy
CZE Czech Republic NOR Norway
DEU Germany NLD Netherlands
DNK Denmark PRT Portugal
ESP Spain POL Poland
FRA France RUS Russia
FIN Finland SWE Sweden
GBR Great Britain TUR Turkey
GRC Greece USA United States of America
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Posted by: Gualtiero Cocco | June 7, 2008 01:12 AM


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Just like you like it. There is a peculiar reference related to Beppe's post please have a look and find it, you'll feel in ecstasy .....!

Official 2008 Bilderberg Participant List

June 6, 2008

DEU "Ackermann, Josef" "Chairman of the Management Board and the Group Executive Committee, Deutsche Bank AG"
CAN "Adams, John" Associate Deputy Minister of National Defence and Chief of the Communications Security Establishment Canada
USA "Ajami, Fouad" "Director, Middle East Studies Program, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University"
USA "Alexander, Keith B." "Director, National Security Agency"
INT "Almunia, Joaquín " "Commissioner, European Commission"
GRC "Alogoskoufis, George" Minister of Economy and Finance
USA "Altman, Roger C." "Chairman, Evercore Partners Inc."
TUR "Babacan, Ali " Minister of Foreign Affairs
NLD "Balkenende, Jan Peter" Prime Minister
PRT "Balsemão, Francisco Pinto" "Chairman and CEO, IMPRESA, S.G.P.S.; Former Prime Minister"
FRA "Baverez, Nicolas" "Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP"
ITA "Bernabè, Franco" "CEO, Telecom Italia Spa"
USA "Bernanke, Ben S." "Chairman, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System"
SWE "Bildt, Carl" Minister of Foreign Affairs
FIN "Blåfield, Antti " "Senior Editorial Writer, Helsingin Sanomat"
DNK "Bosse, Stine" "CEO, TrygVesta"
CAN "Brodie, Ian " "Chief of Staff, Prime Minister’s Office"
AUT "Bronner, Oscar" "Publisher and Editor, Der Standard"
FRA "Castries, Henri de " "Chairman of the Management Board and CEO, AXA"
ESP "Cebrián, Juan Luis" "CEO, PRISA"
CAN "Clark, Edmund" "President and CEO, TD Bank Financial Group"
GBR "Clarke, Kenneth" Member of Parliament
NOR "Clemet, Kristin" "Managing Director, Civita"
USA "Collins, Timothy C." "Senior Managing Director and CEO, Ripplewood Holdings, LLC"
FRA "Collomb, Bertrand" "Honorary Chairman, Lafarge"
PRT "Costa, António" Mayor of Lisbon
USA "Crocker, Chester A." James R. Schlesinger Professor of Strategic Studies
USA "Daschle, Thomas A." Former US Senator and Senate Majority Leader
CAN "Desmarais, Jr., Paul " "Chairman and co-CEO, Power Corporation of Canada"
GRC "Diamantopoulou, Anna" Member of Parliament
USA "Donilon, Thomas E." "Partner, O’Melveny & Myers"
ITA "Draghi, Mario" "Governor, Banca d’Italia"
AUT "Ederer, Brigitte" "CEO, Siemens AG Österreich"
CAN "Edwards, N. Murray " "Vice Chairman, Candian Natural Resources Limited"

DNK "Eldrup, Anders " "President, DONG A/S"
ITA "Elkann, John" "Vice Chairman, Fiat S.p.A."
USA "Farah, Martha J." "Director, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience; Walter H. Annenberg Professor in the Natural Sciences, University of Pennsylvania"
USA "Feldstein, Martin S." "President and CEO, National Bureau of Economic Research"
DEU "Fischer, Joschka" Former Minister of Foreign Affairs
USA "Ford, Jr., Harold E." "Vice Chairman, Merill Lynch & Co., Inc."
CHE "Forstmoser, Peter" "Professor for Civil, Corporation and Capital Markets Law, University of Zürich"
IRL "Gallagher, Paul " Attorney General
USA "Geithner, Timothy F. " "President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of New York"
USA "Gigot, Paul " "Editorial Page Editor, The Wall Street Journal"
IRL "Gleeson, Dermot " "Chairman, AIB Group"
NLD "Goddijn, Harold" "CEO, TomTom"
TUR "Gögüs, Zeynep " "Journalist; Founder, EurActiv.com.tr"
USA "Graham, Donald E." "Chairman and CEO, The Washington Post Company"
NLD "Halberstadt, Victor" "Professor of Economics, Leiden University; Former Honorary Secretary General of Bilderberg Meetings"
USA "Holbrooke, Richard C. " "Vice Chairman, Perseus, LLC"
FIN "Honkapohja, Seppo" "Member of the Board, Bank of Finland"
INT "Hoop Scheffer, Jaap G. de" "Secretary General, NATO"
USA "Hubbard, Allan B." "Chairman, E & A Industries, Inc."
BEL "Huyghebaert, Jan" "Chairman of the Board of Directors, KBC Group"
DEU "Ischinger, Wolfgang" Former Ambassador to the UK and US
USA "Jacobs, Kenneth" "Deputy Chairman, Head of Lazard U.S., Lazard Frères & Co. LLC"
USA "Johnson, James A." "Vice Chairman, Perseus, LLC" (Obama’s man tasked with selecting his running mate)
SWE "Johnstone, Tom " "President and CEO, AB SKF"
USA "Jordan, Jr., Vernon E." "Senior Managing Director, Lazard Frères & Co. LLC"
FRA "Jouyet, Jean-Pierre " Minister of European Affairs
GBR "Kerr, John " "Member, House of Lords; Deputy Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell plc."
USA "Kissinger, Henry A." "Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc."
DEU "Klaeden, Eckart von" "Foreign Policy Spokesman, CDU/CSU"
USA "Kleinfeld, Klaus" "President and COO, Alcoa"
TUR "Koç, Mustafa " "Chairman, Koç Holding A.S."
FRA "Kodmani, Bassma" "Director, Arab Reform Initiative"
USA "Kravis, Henry R." "Founding Partner, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co."
USA "Kravis, Marie-Josée" "Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute, Inc."
INT "Kroes, Neelie " "Commissioner, European Commission"
POL "Kwasniewski, Aleksander " Former President
AUT "Leitner, Wolfgang" "CEO, Andritz AG"
ESP "León Gross, Bernardino" "Secretary General, Office of the Prime Minister"
INT "Mandelson, Peter" "Commissioner, European Commission"
FRA "Margerie, Christophe de" "CEO, Total"
CAN "Martin, Roger" "Dean, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto"
HUN "Martonyi, János" "Professor of International Trade Law; Partner, Baker & McKenzie; Former Minister of Foreign Affairs"
USA "Mathews, Jessica T. " "President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace"

INT "McCreevy, Charlie " "Commissioner, European Commission"
USA "McDonough, William J." "Vice Chairman and Special Advisor to the Chairman, Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc."
CAN "McKenna, Frank" "Deputy Chair, TD Bank Financial Group"
GBR "McKillop, Tom " "Chairman, The Royal Bank of Scotland Group"
FRA "Montbrial, Thierry de" "President, French Institute for International Relations"
ITA "Monti, Mario" "President, Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi"
USA "Mundie, Craig J. " "Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Microsoft Corporation"
NOR "Myklebust, Egil" "Former Chairman of the Board of Directors SAS, Norsk Hydro ASA"
DEU "Nass, Matthias" "Deputy Editor, Die Zeit"
NLD "Netherlands, H.M. the Queen of the"
FRA "Ockrent, Christine" "CEO, French television and radio world service"
FIN "Ollila, Jorma" "Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell plc"
SWE "Olofsson, Maud " Minister of Enterprise and Energy; Deputy Prime Minister
NLD "Orange, H.R.H. the Prince of"
GBR "Osborne, George" Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
TUR "Öztrak, Faik" Member of Parliament
ITA "Padoa-Schioppa, Tommaso " Former Minister of Finance; President of Notre Europe
GRC "Papahelas, Alexis" "Journalist, Kathimerini"
GRC "Papalexopoulos, Dimitris" "CEO, Titan Cement Co. S.A."
USA "Paulson, Jr., Henry M." Secretary of the Treasury
USA "Pearl, Frank H." "Chairman and CEO, Perseus, LLC"
USA "Perle, Richard N." "Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research"
FRA "Pérol, François" Deputy General Secretary in charge of Economic Affairs
DEU "Perthes, Volker" "Director, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik"
BEL "Philippe, H.R.H. Prince"
CAN "Prichard, J. Robert S." "President and CEO, Torstar Corporation"
CAN "Reisman, Heather M." "Chair and CEO, Indigo Books & Music Inc."
USA "Rice, Condoleezza" Secretary of State
PRT "Rio, Rui " Mayor of Porto
USA "Rockefeller, David " "Former Chairman, Chase Manhattan Bank"
ESP "Rodriguez Inciarte, Matias" "Executive Vice Chairman, Grupo Santander"
USA "Rose, Charlie" "Producer, Rose Communications"
DNK "Rose, Flemming" "Editor, Jyllands Posten"
USA "Ross, Dennis B." "Counselor and Ziegler Distinguished Fellow, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy"
USA "Rubin, Barnett R." "Director of Studies and Senior Fellow, Center for International Cooperation, New York University"
TUR "Sahenk, Ferit " "Chairman, Dogus Holding A.S."
USA "Sanford, Mark" Governor of South Carolina
USA "Schmidt, Eric" "Chairman of the Executive Committee and CEO, Google"
AUT "Scholten, Rudolf " "Member of the Board of Executive Directors, Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG"
DNK "Schur, Fritz H. " Fritz Schur Gruppen
CZE "Schwarzenberg, Karel " Minister of Foreign Affairs
USA "Sebelius, Kathleen" Governor of Kansas
USA "Shultz, George P." "Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University"

ESP "Spain, H.M. the Queen of"
CHE "Spillmann, Markus" "Editor-in-Chief and Head Managing Board, Neue Zürcher Zeitung AG"
USA "Summers, Lawrence H." "Charles W. Eliot Professor, Harvard University"
GBR "Taylor, J. Martin" "Chairman, Syngenta International AG"
USA "Thiel, Peter A." "President, Clarium Capital Management, LLC"
NLD "Timmermans, Frans " Minister of European Affairs
RUS "Trenin, Dmitri V." "Deputy Director and Senior Associate, Carnegie Moscow Center"
INT "Trichet, Jean-Claude" "President, European Central Bank"
USA "Vakil, Sanam" "Assistant Professor of Middle East Studies, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University"
FRA "Valls, Manuel " Member of Parliament
GRC "Varvitsiotis, Thomas" "Co-Founder and President, V + O Communication"
CHE "Vasella, Daniel L." "Chairman and CEO, Novartis AG"
FIN "Väyrynen, Raimo" "Director, The Finnish Institute of International Affairs"
FRA "Védrine, Hubert" Hubert Védrine Conseil
NOR "Vollebaek, Knut" "High Commissioner on National Minorities, OSCE"
SWE "Wallenberg, Jacob" "Chairman, Investor AB"
USA "Weber, J. Vin" "CEO, Clark & Weinstock"
USA "Wolfensohn, James D. " "Chairman, Wolfensohn & Company, LLC"
USA "Wolfowitz, Paul " "Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research"
INT "Zoellick, Robert B. " "President, The World Bank Group"

Rapporteurs
GBR "Bredow, Vendeline von" "Business Correspondent, The Economist"
GBR "Wooldridge, Adrian D." "Foreign Correspondent, The Economist"

AUT Austria HUN Hungary
BEL Belgium INT International
CHE Switzerland IRL Ireland
CAN Canada ITA Italy
CZE Czech Republic NOR Norway
DEU Germany NLD Netherlands
DNK Denmark PRT Portugal
ESP Spain POL Poland
FRA France RUS Russia
FIN Finland SWE Sweden
GBR Great Britain TUR Turkey
GRC Greece USA United States of America
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Posted by: Gualtiero Cocco | June 7, 2008 12:55 AM


Mr NAPOLETONE, famous winner in WATERlow battle.
also called the great tlc assh@le.
The Myth.

Posted by: Francesco Rosacroce | June 7, 2008 12:33 AM


HAHAHA! what an idiot ! post one on Lapo ELKAN next time pls

Posted by: f. c. | June 6, 2008 09:57 PM


wow guys, thanks for your lesson regarding american/english "bad words":

´moronic dimwit, fuck mate, crap out dude, illiterate prick, dickhead, turd, etc......

Posted by: maro saro | June 6, 2008 06:27 PM


So, Barack Obama made it! Hillary is out, and can go cocksucking Bill once more, since he likes it sooo much (is Monica still around, by the way?).

Now, what's going to happen at the Presidential elections? I tell you what: no American in their right state of mind will elect a black candidate, you can bet your ass on it! So, we are left with ailing McCain, a sick old guy who's sure going to die during his term of office -- and perhaps he's got Alzheimer as well. Christ, forget Italy: what's in store for America????

Posted by: Obama Bin Liner | June 6, 2008 05:33 PM


...I was just meditating...yep, thinking about Napoleon and Louis Pacella...

Louis, tell me, what's your agenda? And, more to the point, what's your nationality, huh? And what's this "bushie bullshitters brigrade" thing?
What's your game, huh, c'mon c'mon tell us?!?

Habla espanol? Portorican rejected by U.S. Immigration? Home seeker to Italy now...?

Wait, wait - Bossi'll take care of you yet...

Posted by: Yankee Doodle | June 6, 2008 05:20 PM


Cocco mio, my testicles are loose as well...

Posted by: Fair Dinkum | June 6, 2008 05:09 PM


hey folks your tongue is loose today great!

Posted by: Gualtiero Cocco | June 6, 2008 04:57 PM


WOAH, folks, we got a confrontation of cultures here!

Bobby and Yankee crossing s-Words!

WHA HA HA HAR HAR HAR!!!

C'mon, boys, be good. We're all fighting for a good cause: our wellbeing, our oncoming state of being happy and healthy and prosperous. Right?

So, what are we talking about: the States? Australia? Italy?

Who wants what?

I'll take Italy anytime, with all its probs, crimes, inflation, unemployment, mafia, corruption, political shit, etc etc etc

But, then again, I'm not living in Italy, am I?
And I'm not even an Itie...

WHA HAR HAR HAR HAH AH HAH AHAAAA!!!

Big laugh. End.

Finito, sissignoreeeeee.

Posted by: Fair Dinkum | June 6, 2008 04:54 PM


Not "a American", you illiterate Bobby prick, "an American" -- and it's "would" not "woud"!
Jeez, man, you stink.

Posted by: Yankee Doodle | June 6, 2008 04:47 PM


Yeah, gents, I like it, I like it:

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
BEPPE'S VITRIOLIC ANNUNCIATIONS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Bellissimo! It could even be a slogan for Beppe's future campaigns, one of which, naturally, would be his constant fixation: TELECOM.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
BEPPE'S VITRIOLIC TELECOM ANNUNCIATION!
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Which, as announced (verbatim) by the Archangel Joseph: "Telecom managers are getting richer and yet they are destroying the company."

Hallelujia & Amen!

Posted by: Fair Dinkum | June 6, 2008 04:43 PM


yankee doodle

You said it all. You are a American.I can't think of a word that woud better insult you.

Posted by: Robert Morrison | June 6, 2008 04:42 PM


Peace, boys, peace and love!

Don't fight among yourselves, you idiots, fight the SYSTEM!

Join Beppe the Vitriol (LOL!) and scream your head off: you'll soon feel better, or crap out.

Posted by: Fair Dinkum | June 6, 2008 04:35 PM


Hey Bobby fuckface, study your dictionary better, you illiterate dickhead -- naturally your vocabulary is limited by your pinpoint brain.
Ok, let's see the word VITRIOLIC in the various online Dictionaries, you turd:
-"extremely biting or caustic; sharp and bitter" (from vitriol)…[L.- vitreus- glassy]
www.eldritchdark.com/articles/criticism/69/a-glossary-for-the-fiction-of-clark-ashton-smith
-acerb: harsh or corrosive in tone; "an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose"; "a barrage of acid comments"; "her acrid remarks make her many enemies"; "bitter words"; "blistering criticism"; "caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics"; "a sulfurous ...
-caustic: of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action
wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn

Now, let's look at "ANNUNCIATION":
(Christianity) the announcement to the Virgin Mary by the angel Gabriel of the incarnation of Christ
announcement: a formal public statement; "the government made an announcement about changes in the drug war"; "a declaration of independence"
wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn

In Christianity, the Annunciation is the revelation to Mary, the mother of Jesus by the archangel Gabriel that she would conceive a child to be born the Son of God. ...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annunciation

The Annunciation in San Salvador di Venezia, Venice was painted by the Italian renaissance artist Titian between 1559 and 1564.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annunciation (Titian)

The Annunciation (1472-1475) is a painting by Leonardo da Vinci in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. It depicts the annunciation by the Archangel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary that she will conceive Jesus Christ and is set in the enclosed courtyard garden of a Florentine villa.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annunciation (Leonardo)

The Annunciation by the Italian mannerist artist Jacopo Pontormo was painted as part of his commission to decorate the Cappella Capponi in Santa Felicità in Florence. It is frescoed around the window on the wall adjacent to Pontormo's masterpiece, the famous Deposition from the Cross. ...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annunciation (Pontormo)

The Annunciation is an oil painting by the Italian master Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571 - 1610), which hangs in the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nancy.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annunciation (Caravaggio)

The Annunciation is a painting by the Italian Renaissance painter Filippo Lippi. it is housed in the Galleria Doria Pamphilj, Rome.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annunciation (Lippi, Rome)

(Gr. Evangelismos). A feast of the Orthodox Church (March 25) commemorating the visit of Archangel Gabriel to Virgin Mary "to announce" that she was chosen to be the Mother of God (Luke 1:26-33).
www.archangelsbooks.com/articles/liturgics/OrthodoxLiturgicalTerms.asp

The archangel Gabriel appears to Mary to announce that she has been chosen to give birth to Christ; the dove represents the Holy Spirit
africa.si.edu/exhibits/icons/faith-glossary.html

Announcement.More specifically the message from the archangel Gabriel to Mary that she would beget a special child. The moment has often be depicted in painting, for instance by Fra Angelico, Simone Martini, Il Tintoretto, Leonardo da Vinci and Rogier Van der Weyden.
www.artbible.info/bible/glossary.html

When Gabriel came unto Mary and told her of the immaculate conception of Jesus Christ. Few, if any Spiritualists believe in the virging birth. ...
www.kwest.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/A.html

The Angel Gabriel came to announce to Mary in Nazareth that she would give birth to a son although she was a virgin.
www.arts.auckland.ac.nz/ahist/arthist111/glossary/index.htm

the feast celebrating the visit by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary to inform her that she was to bear the son of God
www.medievalwriting.50megs.com/churchglossary/glossarya.htm
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So, mate, just the words I was looking for, in order to describe Beppe's Cassandra Syndrome!
Capisci? No, I'm not an Itie, mate, no mate, I'm actually a yankee, dude, yeah mate, and go to school, you moronic dimwit.
In conclusion: just go fuck yourself, Bobby.

Posted by: Yankee Doodle | June 6, 2008 04:23 PM


Yankee Doodle

"vitriolic annunciations" ???? Fuck mate....learn to translate the sense of a word instead of translating literarily from Italian. "Annunciation" is not used as a word to indicate a "pronouncement" in everyday jargon. You must be an Italian who studied at the useless “liceo classico”. Dead languages for dead people. Your use of a classical Greek metaphor (Cassandra syndrome) confirms this.

And then "bizwack" ??? Where did you get that one from ?? Maybe you meant bee's wax???

Posted by: Robert Morrison | June 6, 2008 04:07 PM


Yankee, We know for sure you give a fuck what Grillo says. In any event, what's the pay like working for the "bushie bullshitters brigade?" And get your history right: Napoleon fucked-up Waterloo.

Posted by: louis pacella | June 6, 2008 04:07 PM


Here we go again with Beppe's mania about TELECOM! It's a lost cause, Beppe, leave it alone!!!

Have you done anything to improve the situation in the past decade, with all your ranting and spluttering?? Nooooooo. It's worse than before, Beppe, and nobody cares about your vitriolic annunciations: they carry on their bizwak as if nothing happened, happy as ever.

You've got the Cassandra Syndrome, Beppe, and no one gives a f*ck, at least no one of importance at Telecom...

Posted by: Yankee Doodle | June 6, 2008 02:47 PM


G'day, Rolly Polly: up to your usual aussie humour, areya?
Fancy you looking at Italy from Downunder, in the middle of NeverNeverLand -- you must feel pretty lonely over there, with the Abos not talking to you and all...
Now, then, frogs and toads you got altready aplenty (you imported the cane toad as pest control, but it backfired, didn'it? just like the rabbits, damnit). You want water? Sart by pissing out all the bloody beer you're gobbling over there: you'll get a flood.
As for Italy, leave it to the Italians, they'll know how to make a mess of it: they're experts.

Go play your didgeridoo and enjoy the cultural desert of Oz.

Posted by: Fair Dinkum | June 6, 2008 02:39 PM


"It can’t rain all the time!"

Quite so; it can snow, hail, produce tornados, blow the occasional hurricane and, less frequently, rain stones, frogs and toads.
If you're getting too much water, send some to us here in Western Australia. We're a bit short of the stuff just now.

Posted by: Rolly Wheeler | June 6, 2008 12:11 PM


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