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Old 11-30-2016, 11:34 PM   #1
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Post Political instability, fragile institutions leave Italy vulnerable ahead of key referendum

***Italy's troubles might seem vague, remote and chronic from afar, but Lidia D'Angelo's story of losing everything will knock the wind out of anyone anywhere who's ever made a life plan.

One morning, just a year ago, D'Angelo was a married senior with a house and well-maintained garden, and with the plans and the savings to see the world from the comfort of a colossal cruise ship.

Later that day, almost all of it — the plans, the money as well as her husband — were gone.

Her husband, Luigino D'Angelo, committed suicide on Nov. 28, 2015, after learning a government rescue of a small failing bank wiped out all their retirement savings. His tragedy, described as a "state suicide" by government critics, made headlines in Italy and across the world.

Now, a year after his death, and less than a week ahead of a crucial referendum on constitutional reform, the Financial Times has ominously raised the spectre of multiple bank failures that it said could be triggered by Sunday's vote.

The warning comes as others fret about the prospect that the referendum could also make Italy's prime minister the latest casualty of the anti-establishment mood that seems to be spreading in the West...***

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Each time I read a story about an economic collapse and the anger within the population, I immediately perform a Google Search to see the past record of all anti-terror legislation being implemented within the country being discussed or reviewed. This is because I have always felt that every country in the universe has read all the commentary and reader feedback at all local community newspapers and easily realize the anger out there and that it is ready to explode at a moments notice. Presently, the anger is only being publically recognized as fermenting at the ballot box and not on the streets.

The more weaker the economy becomes the more invasive and more potent anti-terror legislation becomes.

Italy:
http://www.loc.gov/law/foreign-news/...inst-terrorism

Britain: Is the one country which I watch extremely closely. It will be the largest hit to the world economy after Japan.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-t...United_Kingdom
http://www.zdnet.com/article/snooper...rs-becomes-law
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Each time I read a story about an economic collapse and the anger within the population, I immediately perform a Google Search to see the past record of all anti-terror legislation being implemented within the country being discussed or reviewed. This is because I have always felt that every country in the universe has read all the commentary and reader feedback at all local community newspapers and easily realize the anger out there and that it is ready to explode at a moments notice. Presently, the anger is only being publically recognized as fermenting at the ballot box and not on the streets.

The more weaker the economy becomes the more invasive and more potent anti-terror legislation becomes.

Italy:
http://www.loc.gov/law/foreign-news/...inst-terrorism

Britain: Is the one country which I watch extremely closely. It will be the largest hit to the world economy after Japan.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-t...United_Kingdom
http://www.zdnet.com/article/snooper...rs-becomes-law
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http://www.theconversation.com/how-t...ime=1480017935
You'll notice I deleted a link from your post. Forum rules and legal restrictions dictate we aren't allowed to link directly to AP stories. They get pretty nasty about it.
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