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The Greek food brawl: Hundreds fight each other for free vegetables on the streets of Athens
Daily Mail ^ | 2/6/13 | Sara Malm

Posted on 02/06/2013 7:11:20 PM PST by Nachum

Hundreds of people were fighting eachother on the streets of Athens during a food giveaway, prompting an outcry over the growing desperation created by economic crisis. Farmers protesting against government cuts gave away 50 tonnes of free vegetables and fruit in the Greek capital earlier today, causing chaos in the streets as impoverished and hungry people elbowed their way to the stalls. Startling images of Greeks struggling to seize bags of tomatoes and leeks thrown from a truck outside the Agriculture Ministry have sparked further debate about poverty in the debt-ridden nation. ‘These images make me angry.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: athens; free; streets; vegetables

1 posted on 02/06/2013 7:11:29 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

That worked out well I guess, lol


2 posted on 02/06/2013 7:14:33 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Nachum

Hardly surprising.

http://www.thejc.com/news/world-news/102214/biggest-golden-dawn-rally-athens-election

This out of Greece today. 5000 national socialists turned out in a show of force. This country is spiraling from new school autocracy into old school autocracy. We will soon follow, unless we change course. Let Greece serve as a warning.


3 posted on 02/06/2013 7:14:57 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Nachum

America, WAKE UP to the reality of what happens when individuals/nations live beyond their means and encounter the day of (financial) reckoning!

(the day of SPIRITUAL reckoning is an altogether more SERIOUS matter.)


4 posted on 02/06/2013 7:15:55 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Nachum

I would say this is a scene coming to America soon but it’s already happened here multiple times in food stamp offices across the country.


5 posted on 02/06/2013 7:21:01 PM PST by nonamer
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To: Nachum

And so goes liberalism.

They can do nothing right.

( I do not blame the Greeks. They allowed themselves to believe idiots. We are only slightly behind them. )


6 posted on 02/06/2013 7:22:14 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Nachum
Stupid greeks.

Should have asked paul krugman. He would have shared the secret.

Print more money.

7 posted on 02/06/2013 7:23:52 PM PST by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: Nervous Tick

Absolutely correct. Three generations of deficit spending to maintain a faux lifestyle not only ends this way but has squandered the capital that makes the production of wealth and prosperity possible. All of southern Europe and even France will suffer prolonged misery. Germany will not subsidize them forever and will eventually pivot to the land and resource richness of Russia.


8 posted on 02/06/2013 7:26:37 PM PST by allendale
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To: Nachum

Just the other day someone posted something about a robust barter economy having developed in Greece.

When the commodity is free... with no expectation or mutually agreed upon contractual terms of how resources are to be exchanged... what you have is basic animal nature. The guy who punches out the most competitors gets the food... and gets to mate with more females or something like that. Hahahah!


9 posted on 02/06/2013 7:27:33 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: Nachum

Coming soon to an American city near you .... or any of the rest of us ....


10 posted on 02/06/2013 7:28:24 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Da Coyote

You, ultimately, have to blame the Greeks for what they did to themselves. They all got very greedy, wanting cradle to grave security without work, it’s just not possible.


11 posted on 02/06/2013 7:29:11 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Nachum
Startling images of Greeks struggling to seize bags of tomatoes and leeks thrown from a truck outside the Agriculture Ministry have sparked further debate about poverty in the debt-ridden nation.

The inevitable collapse of socialism always surprises the true believers. But the effect soon wears off.

12 posted on 02/06/2013 7:35:06 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Nachum

Pass out FREE Obama phones!


13 posted on 02/06/2013 8:22:56 PM PST by Mark (For the first time in my life, I'm no longer proud of my country.)
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To: Nachum

“Today is Tuesday”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQmxm1YSrF8


14 posted on 02/06/2013 8:26:59 PM PST by Redcloak (Winter is coming.)
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To: F15Eagle

Coming soon to an American city near you .... or any of the rest of us ....

As Levin always says, the collapse of the civil society is an ugly thing.


15 posted on 02/06/2013 8:38:21 PM PST by madmominct
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To: Nachum

Is someone going to stop these socialists?

No?

Then get used to it....


16 posted on 02/06/2013 8:46:20 PM PST by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: Nachum

‘Greeks With Sleek Physiques Seek Leeks’


17 posted on 02/06/2013 9:46:10 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Nachum

They must not be spending enough money to buy them out of poverty..
When debt ridden........ spend more..
/despise


18 posted on 02/06/2013 10:40:09 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Nachum
Soylent Greek ?
19 posted on 02/06/2013 11:03:58 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: nonamer

...”I would say this is a scene coming to America soon but it’s already happened here multiple times in food stamp offices across the country”...

YES! My husband works every Monday in a place that feeds the hungry. The numbers are consistent and growing. Thankfully, our small city has several places, most of them churches, where hungry people can go every day of the week to be fed. When the economy breaks down for real, the last bastion of the “rich” will reflect those who still have food. Widespread hunger will be the last gasp of civilization.


20 posted on 02/07/2013 4:15:01 AM PST by jazzlite (esat)
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To: jazzlite

Put the blame where it belongs, Fractional Reserve Central Banking, the World Bank, the IMF and all the other Marxist organizations that have been implemented over the last 100 years.


21 posted on 02/07/2013 5:56:04 AM PST by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: Nachum

Of note for me is that this savagery displays itself often in left wing cities. This is where the herd will be culled. The socialists and communists they voted for will slaughter them with no remorse.


22 posted on 02/07/2013 6:56:12 AM PST by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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