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Drachmageddon? Middle-class poverty. Feral Gangs. Neo-Nazis. Athens Waits For The Volcano To Explode
The Daily Mail ^ | 6-15-2012 | Robert Hardman

Posted on 06/15/2012 9:02:11 PM PDT by blam

Drachmageddon? Middle-class poverty. Feral Gangs. Neo-Nazis. Athens Waits For The Volcano To Explode

By Robert Hardman
15 June 2012

Antonis Perris was a devoted son. When his elderly mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s four years ago, there was no question of putting her in a state facility.

He would care for her at home in Athens and they would face the future together.

But then things started getting very much worse.

‘The problem is that I was not prepared when the economic crisis hit and I do not have enough money in my account,’ wrote the 60-year-old unemployed musician.

‘My credit card is overdrawn, we do not have enough food to feed ourselves. I live a drama with no end. Does anyone have a solution for me? World leaders, you who brought this financial crisis, you all need hanging!’ On the brink: Greeks will go to the polls again on Sunday, and the outcome of their votes will be critical for the country's future.

Perris wrote of his despair in an internet chatroom three weeks ago. Then, one morning, he led his mother on to the roof of their five-storey apartment block. Hand-in-hand, they jumped off.

Not long ago, this episode would have been a national scandal. Today, it is just another tragic footnote to the story of a society on the brink of collapse.

On Monday morning, this modern European nation could be waking up to a nightmare scenario, which runs as follows. The cash machines start drying up. Supermarket shelves are cleared by families fearful that food supplies will run out.

There are queues round the block for the last dribbles from the petrol pumps, and deliveries come to a halt. Within a day or two, protests have turned to looting and random acts of violence

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: collapse; drachma; europe; financialcollapse; getreadyhereitcomes; greece; prepperping; survivalping
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To: wita
"When a politician sees light at the end of the tunnel, they buy more tunnel."

Never seen that one - perfect fit for our current politicians. Thanks.

51 posted on 06/16/2012 8:49:26 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: blam

“wrote the 60-year-old unemployed musician. “

This is Greece, so it should be “60-year old RETIRED musician”. He’s been retired for 10 years.


52 posted on 06/16/2012 8:53:31 AM PDT by RFEngineer
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To: blam

Days past? I just had my knives sharpened by a guy driving around the neighborhood in a pick up truck. And everyday I walk to an open market, where farmers bring in their produce, and buy fresh veggies and fruit. Being armed in a large city to protect yourself is the first rule. But living in a city with an infrastructure of oil refineries, hospitals, transportation, outlining farms and people being innovative to survive is my solution to a melt down. And as long as the dollar remains “legal tender” and the police and the militia are paid with it....shop keepers and farmers will have to accept it. The only way to survive is WITH OTHER PEOPLE, not alone. I was in eastern Europe when the SHTF and I can tell you being alone or out in the country is a death sentence.


53 posted on 06/16/2012 10:02:11 AM PDT by mick (Central Banker Capitalism is NOT Free Enterprise)
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To: SaraJohnson

And how did Obama get to the position of imposing what he has? And why is Obama in a near tie with the voters (or so the media says) with someone who has not imposed all these unconstitutional things? People are in denial if they want to claim they didn’t know what Obama was going to do, he said as much and directly associated with people who demanded as much all long before being elected.

Without the voter’s basic consent he and others never could have done these things.

California is an excellent example. As the economic situation goes from bad to worse the voters doubled down on the idiots that are causing the problems and tossed more “evil” Republicans to the side saying the “gridlock” was their fault. The very gridlock that was barely preventing the state from going into the abyss.

Our problems start with what voters vote for with fantasy land economic/moral beliefs where the real world will have none of it.


54 posted on 06/16/2012 10:05:22 AM PDT by DB
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To: mick

I should have added “for most people” it is a death sentence.


55 posted on 06/16/2012 10:31:14 AM PDT by mick (Central Banker Capitalism is NOT Free Enterprise)
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To: blam
Dratchmageddon?


56 posted on 06/16/2012 10:35:23 AM PDT by x
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To: DB

Obama got elected through the elite’s foreign invasion, anti-constitution/anti-American racial divide and conquer stragegy and doctrines and through total control of the media and both parties.

The constitutional republic can not survive this treason from within. The cultural cleansing and history revision, poor education, race hate diversity programs, mass media propaganda, foreigners who never understand the freedom and wealth they came to share, the corruption... It is not surviving it. We have one generation that remembers the contitution remaining and that generation witnessed the elitists undo it through the public schools and universities, courts, media propaganda, and backstabbing politicans.


57 posted on 06/16/2012 10:56:11 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Old Sarge

Hey Sarge have you guys picked out the style of ankle bracelet she’s going to give you? ;-)


58 posted on 06/16/2012 2:09:18 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Ankle bracelet? NOpe.

Dog collar, on the other hand...


59 posted on 06/16/2012 8:47:23 PM PDT by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: blam
‘The problem is that I was not prepared when the economic crisis hit and I do not have enough money in my account,’ wrote the 60-year-old unemployed musician.

‘My credit card is overdrawn, we do not have enough food to feed ourselves. I live a drama with no end. Does anyone have a solution for me?’ World leaders, you who brought this financial crisis, you all need hanging!’

So he admits he lived as a grasshopper, did not prepare, wasted his time and money strumming his mandolin and lying in the sun, and yet blames "World leaders" for his plight. GTFO.

Here's a thought for you, buddy: how about you go get a real job?

The ants are tired of your kind.

60 posted on 06/17/2012 8:49:10 AM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: Dr.Deth
This Is What The Greek Election Results Mean
61 posted on 06/17/2012 9:33:52 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam
wrote the 60-year-old unemployed musician.

Is there any other kind? A paid musician is a vanity of the rich - be it an individual or a society.

Maybe there is something productive you could do on the side.

62 posted on 06/17/2012 9:46:36 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (they have no god but caesar)
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To: the invisib1e hand; Dr.Deth

Look likes the Free Republic A-Hole Society has decreed that society should have no paid free enterprising musicians. Maybe Tyrant Bloomberg can appoint you two as cabinet officers in his No Big Sodas or Paid Musicians Department.


63 posted on 06/17/2012 9:55:07 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: steve86

dear imbecile: I promise you I can curl what’s left of your hair with a guitar solo, so kindly crawl back into your mommy’s spare bedroom.


64 posted on 06/17/2012 9:58:43 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (they have no god but caesar)
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To: steve86

Music may or may not feed the soul.

But I’m 100% damn sure it ain’t caloric.


65 posted on 06/18/2012 8:14:43 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: steve86

I ought not be so conciliatory but there’s just so much internecine rancor here at FR lately. Must be the Romney effect.

If the bit about musician not being a “real job” offends you I apologize. More to my point was the highlighted quote “I didn’t prepare.” (Hence the grasshopper/ant allusions)

You can make as much money as Michael Jackson or Whitney Houston in that profession. God bless ya if you do. No skin off my rosy red nose. But when you blow it all and you’re Rick James in a crackhouse, then what can I tell you. And when the world goes Mad Max like Greece almost did, and you can live as a minstrel only so far as you amuse your lord; again, I don’t have a bottomless wellspring of sympathy.


66 posted on 06/18/2012 8:26:46 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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