Skip to comments.Greeks squabble for free food handouts
Posted on 02/08/2013 11:23:51 AM PST by matt1234
When a group of farmers handed out free fruit and veg in front of the Ministry of Agriculture in Athens Wednesday, they couldn't have predicted the ensuing chaos. In just two hours hoardes of hungry Greeks scrabbled to get their share of 50 tons of hand-outs, which led to skirmishes in the streets and comparisons with Nazi occupied Greece in the World War II.
Families and the unemployed queued up to catch rations given out from vans. "Look", an old man gestured on local TV, "they're pulling supplies out of the trucks. It's like war time." "My pension is worth 600 euro", said another elderly woman, "and me and my three unemployed kids have to live on that".
A former electrician said, "I've been out of work for three years. I've done everything possible to find a job. A bag of tomatoes and some broccoli will last me and my wife a week".
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odd that this posted right below it...
How Government Handouts Create Life-Sapping Dependency
Important lesson: do not just give out food all at once. Give out numbered tickets that can be redeemed for food on different days at different places. This limits crowd size and keeps it orderly.
It is also a big plus to have armed guards to prevent hijacking.
God didn’t want His people to starve. So He made farmers..............
Until they lost there farms from overtaxing or subsides paid to undermine them by a know all government.
You are dreaming about tickets and numbers and days right?
Hungry people will be there no matter what...
And so will the greedy ones too.
When you hand out “free” stuff, you will always draw a crowd- whether they actually need it or not
Usually when a population starts to starve,while their leaders discuss Global warming(a new nuance to an old crisis),then things are about to get very ugly.
Eventually Greeks will realize their leaders are effectively controlling them through lies and manipulations.Beyond that,it has no interest in taking care of them or protecting them.
Off the debt wagon and back to the future for Greece. They’ll use as much as they produce before long.
What a horrible sight!
The Greeks have sunk to new lows - They’re acting like a bunch of democrats.
Security is vital in such deals. It gets ugly in a hurry if the food you just gave to a child or elderly person is immediately snatched by an adult. That is why a multiple screen is best.
The furthest cordon, they just show they have a ticket. At the second cordon, you take their ticket one at a time, so they approach and get food. Then they leave by another exit where there is no crowd, and a watch is kept for predators.
I was accused more than once of using that quote more than I should, also I was berated using a quote from a fantasy TV program in relation to a serious subject (prepping).
But when I pointed out the following quote from this news article ( http://news.yahoo.com/exasperation-builds-day-3-storm-stricken-nyc-202314418.html ) to those critics they had no reply.
In darkened neighborhoods, people walked around with miner’s lamps on their foreheads and bicycle lights clipped to shoulder bags and, in at least one case, to a dog’s collar. A Manhattan handyman opened a fire hydrant so people could collect water to flush toilets. “You can clearly tell at the office, or even walking down the street, who has power and who doesn’t,” said Jordan Spiro, who lives in the blackout zone. “New Yorkers may not be known as the friendliest bunch, but take away their ability to shower and communicate and you’ll see how disgruntled they can get.”
Any decent sci-fi has an air of truth to it
It’s good to see another follower of Kipling. ;-)
farmers handed out free fruit and veg
Except the picture is of someone handing out roasted chicken and biscuits with plates and tableware which is hardly produce straight from the farm. The line looks very orderly. Maybe there were riots somewhere in Greece or maybe there weren't but the story doesn't match the picture. More msm lies.
What I see happening now, wouldn't have been believed back then. I don't think anyone could go there now and see that beautiful place. And, I wonder what is happening in the Greek Islands. Their goods are brought to them by boat. What is happening to those people? Is there enough or any cultivatable ground on those islands to produce the food they need? I doubt it and those islands tend to be very hilly - like limited flat land at sea level, then walk up the hill to hotels, restaurants, shops. Thinking about it, I would bet grapes are the main product of those islands. I could be wrong about that and hope they can grow food.
I've traveled to many countries and I couldn't go to those countries now due to the turmoil around the world. I do think about that and it is sad.
I thought about the grapes and forgot about the olives. Those Greek islands and the mainland are filled with olive trees.
For some odd reason I was hoping today that I could come to FR and find ONE glimmer of HOPE. (Other than gold going through the roof, which always makes me smile!) You guys know I am normally a Pollyanna, but Good Lord, I’m really not sure how much more I can take!
I am totally grounded in Reality, and it scares the sh!t out of me these days.
I got to go to far-off exotic places, met different people - and killed them.
Remember those third-world nations? Coming to a strip mall nearest you...
Your military service kept our good world going longer than it would have without you. I was able to go to those foreign places and now they are all dangerous and people are dying and it will get worse and you are right, it will be here.
Was that when the military junta was still in power there?
I would think water would be a major problem with agriculture. Ancient Greeks used to rely on olives, goats (for meat and dairy), chickens, geese and fish.