Person Trampled As Fight Breaks Out At Greek Free Food Handout

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In yet another day marked by simply unbearable propaganda, about an hour ago an EU official pulled a Lanny Breuer and was quoted as saying that "things are going well" in Greece. Oh are they? Then perhaps the same official can explain why a clip of a scuffle breaking out at a free food handout in Greece, where one man was "trampled and injured", and where a "Reuters photographer was hit on the head with cauliflower heads" has been the most watched item on Greek TV in the past day?

From Reuters:

Hundreds of Greeks scuffled for free vegetables handed out by farmers on Wednesday, leaving one man trampled and injured and prompting an outcry over the growing desperation created by economic crisis.

Startling images of Greeks struggling to seize bags of tomatoes and leeks thrown from a truck dominated Greek television, triggering a bout of soul-searching over the new depths of poverty in the debt-laden country.

 

One man was treated for injuries after being trampled when he fell to the ground in the commotion. A Reuters photographer at the scene was hit on the head with cauliflower heads.

 

The farmers said they gave away 50 metric tonnes (55.11 tons) of produce in under two hours

 

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"These images make me angry. Angry for a proud people who have no food to eat, who can't afford to keep warm, who can't make ends meet," said Kostas Barkas, a lawmaker from the leftist Syriza party.

Other lawmakers from across the political spectrum decried the images "of people on the brink of despair" and the sense of "sadness for a proud people who have ended up like this".

"It's difficult. I never imagined that I would end up here," said Panagiota Petropoulos, 65, who struggles to get by on her 530-euro monthly pension while paying 300 euros in rent.

"I can't afford anything, not even at the fruit market. Everything is expensive, prices of everything are going up while our income is going down and there are no jobs."

 

 

Well, at least Greece has the Euro, as a result of which the only way to resolve the competitve imbalances is to continue with internal devaluation which means another 25% drop in Greek wages as shown previously all else equal. Which means many more incidents of "trampling" to come.

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Wed, 02/06/2013 - 12:19 | 3220164 TruthInSunshine
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Hunger Games in real life. Very sad.

Queen is entertained.

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 12:20 | 3220198 camaro68ss
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this is truly sad, coming to a town near you, fuck you bernake

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 12:32 | 3220224 TruthInSunshine
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It will only spread from here.

This is the direct result of central fiat reserve banking "front" institutions literally hijacking the sovereignty of entire nations for the sole benefit of the true owners of the earth; the banksters, who control the volume of fiat, and with a throw of a lever, can induce a firesale of terra firma, and then, with the flick of a pen, buy it all back again, for a literal fiat penny on the dollar (or euro, yen, etc.).

Only those who are clueless about how the real world operates would not understand this or think of it as 'tin foil-y.'

Bring On More Hunger

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 12:35 | 3220253 trav777
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just ONE person trampled?

That's not even a notable count from a single walmart on black friday

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 12:48 | 3220296 Pladizow
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Let them eat gyro

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 13:25 | 3220431 redpill
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No way only one person got hit in the head with multiple cauliflower heads.  I've never seen a cauliflower fight where only one person gets hit.  But oh gosh since it's a Reuters reporter we better make sure that gets mentioned repeatedly in the international news feed.

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 13:47 | 3220516 Harbanger
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Imagine the look on a multi generation welfare queen in the US if you gave her a cauliflower. 

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 14:52 | 3220766 centerline
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"What the fuck is this white ball of shit you asshole!"

 

lol

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 15:33 | 3220925 Drachma
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Looking carefully at the faces in those images, most of them are probably not 'greeks' IMO. I see Albanian, Indian, Pakistani, Gypsy, etc. 'immigrants' ., you know, the good folk who flood into all socialist welfare states to feed off the utopic largesse of the the slave citizens.

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 15:49 | 3220987 TerminalDebt
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They are probably poor from paying their taxes, while the "real greeks" are swimming in their pools

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 16:20 | 3221015 Ghordius
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since still 70% of the Greeks want to keep the EUR instead of a Drachma can we assume that the "real greeks" swimming in pools are 70% of the population?

don't think so, and yet there they are, they still want their hard money

how is it that when it comes to europe, so often the comment is they should devalue, but when it comes to the US is they shouldn't devalue, dammit?

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 16:56 | 3221231 DaveyJones
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If only TARP trampled bankers

More proof 

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 21:48 | 3221955 albanian
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sovara re pushti

albanians fuck u from front and back!!

albanians have all the money and they are taken it out of greece.stupid greks!!!!

Thu, 02/07/2013 - 01:51 | 3222317 Jon Bong Jovi
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yeah man. i spent some time in montenegro. you got some nice girls there that do dirty things. i've got video to prove it.

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 15:19 | 3220872 Taterboy
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What's Greek for "Gimm me that."

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 15:34 | 3220930 Drachma
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Skipse kai glipse

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 16:24 | 3221095 rfaze
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"hundreds of Greeks" Took 55 tons of food in 2 hours. Reuters better do a head count. Thats 550 lbs per person.

More likely 20,000 people got 5.5 lbs. I guess they tried to make it sound isolated.

 

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 17:07 | 3221268 willwork4food
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+10

A semi trailer can be loaded up to 22.5 tons IF it is 53 feet long, 13.6' in  height and 8.5' wide.

I didnt see anything but a small truck. Leave it to Reuters to mess the truth up. Nice catch rfaze!

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 16:23 | 3221102 Ghordius
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LOL - isn't it a bit formal, when you say it this way?

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 17:48 | 3221390 Drachma
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Too Katharevousa? Damn, and I was going for the manga vernacular.

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 16:41 | 3221171 StoleYourMoney
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Pesta re aderfe!

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 16:33 | 3221125 ebworthen
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"Imagine the look on a multi generation welfare queen in the US if you gave her a cauliflower."

LOL, yes.

"I don't need me no damn tampons!"

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 16:46 | 3221191 LFMayor
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her crotch lips already look like cauliflower.   Just don't knock the scabs off when you get busy and you'll be aight.

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 16:56 | 3221218 jumbo maverick
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Imagine the look on the multigenerational welfare queen...That was the funniest thing I have read in a long time. But it certainly sums up everything don't it. Look at the Greek food handout photos. Don't be a face in the crowd when the food handout comes around to your town but I'm preaching to the choir I think. I'm laughing and the worlds crying but the world is too dumb to even know it yet.

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 12:51 | 3220308 TerminalDebt
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Comming to an Argentina near you soon.

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 14:40 | 3220515 TruthInSunshine
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Reno, Chicago, Fargo, Minnesota,
Buffalo, Toronto, Winslow, Sarasota,
Wichita, Tulsa, Ottawa, Oklahoma,
Tampa, Panama, Mattawa, La Paloma,
Bangor, Baltimore, Salvador, Amarillo,
Tocapillo, Baranquilla, and Perdilla, debt's a killer

Boston, Charleston, Dayton, Louisiana,
Washington, Houston, Kingston, Texarkana,
Monterey, Faraday, Santa Fe, Tallapoosa,
Glen Rock, Black Rock, Little Rock, Oskaloosa,
Tennessee to Tennesse Chicopee, Spirit Lake,
Grand Lake, Devils Lake, Crater Lake, for fiat's sake

Louisville, Nashville, Knoxville, Ombabika,
Schefferville, Jacksonville, Waterville, Costa Rica,
Pittsfield, Springfield, Bakersfield, Shreveport,
Hackensack, Cadillac, Fond du Lac, Davenport,
Idaho, Jellico, Argentina, Diamantina,
Pasadena, Catalina, The Bernank knows what I mean-a

Pittsburgh, Parkersburg, Gravelbourg, Colorado,
Ellensburg, Rexburg, Vicksburg, Eldorado,
Larimore, Admore, Haverstraw, Chatanika,
Chaska, Nebraska, Alaska, Opelika,
Baraboo, Waterloo, Kalamazoo, Kansas City,
Sioux City, Cedar City, Dodge City, that Jekyll Island Creature is so shitty

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 14:48 | 3220746 unrulian
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wait...canada is a beacon of economic presperity and truth....can't happen here     /s

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 15:45 | 3220971 TruthInSunshine
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 "It will forever be a great time to buy a home in British Columbia, but now is a more greater time."

-- The Canadian National Association of Realtors

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 17:10 | 3221274 willwork4food
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They'll throw in some Molson , eh?

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 12:53 | 3220314 NotApplicable
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That's racist!

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 12:58 | 3220340 trav777
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you should really see my txt convo with the ZIM chick.  And she didn't even get "offended" like an "african american" would have.

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 16:32 | 3221134 ebworthen
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"Dat's deskimination!"

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 14:36 | 3220707 Banksters
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If a picture tells a thousand words, this is a god damned novel.

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 12:54 | 3220318 JR
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Ahh, the outstretched hands begging for food looking upward to the mastah... the grime handiwork of central planning by the Fed and its auxiliary, the communist-based EU.

“Ha, ha, ha,” smirks the mainline media over “you nut cases and your conspiracies.” Like Bilderberg, the Rothschilds, the Fed, the shadow government, and, in the news today with Geithner’s appointment, the Council on Foreign Relations.

Well, pray, how to explain the trajectory career of the young man Timothy Geithner? Easy: he’s been places, he knows people, he’s willing to listen, he has hair the ladies like, and he tells little fibs fairly well. And, he takes orders like a soldier.

Let’s connect the Geithner insider dots: Protégé of Goldman Sachs’ Bob Rubin, president of the all-powerful NY Federal Reserve Bank, treasurer of the all-powerful U.S. Treasury in the executive branch of the Federal government, and, now, operative in the Council on Foreign Relations.

The CFR goal is to merge the nation with the rest of mankind into a totalitarian world government under a centrally managed economic system – its Orwellian look pictured here.

This no-longer secret power network - operating under unelected Fed control of the US and unelected bureaucratic control of the EU - was detailed by the late Dr. Carroll Quigley of Georgetown University who culled the details first hand when granted exclusive access to its private papers. Wrote Quigley in Tragedy and Hope: It became the Royal Institute of International Affairs in England and the Council on Foreign Relations in America.

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 13:21 | 3220413 RockyRacoon
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I love the phrase "free food" in the title of the article.   Just like Jesus with the loaves and the fishes...  Nobody paid for any of this food.  It was just manna from heaven.   Yeah, right.   How 'bout some in-depth info on what the food was and where the hell it came from?  Isn't about time that people learned these things?  Especially those receiving the "FREE" STUFF.

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 13:42 | 3220486 JR
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Amen! Rocky.

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 14:19 | 3220625 Dugald
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I saw a hell of a lot of hands but only one bag of stuff....and there was tons of  the stuff....really?

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 16:48 | 3221200 LFMayor
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We don't have fish frys like that anymore.  It's that goddam Ingles family, they're the reason.  Because those greedy fucks squandered all the miracles back in 1870's Minnesota.

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 17:59 | 3221415 toothpicker
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CFR: in charge of the Depopulation agenda

Thu, 02/07/2013 - 08:15 | 3222491 matrix2012
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LONG LIVE THE QUEEN

MAY GOD SAVE THE EARTH AND ITS INHABITANTS AND FREE THE ENSLAVED SOULS

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 12:39 | 3220269 Water Is Wet
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It can't happen here... 'cause we got EBT.

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 13:41 | 3220443 Kaiser Sousa
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as a fellow human being i do certainly have compassion for the greek citizenry...

but as i have said every since i came here to ZH...NOTHING WILL CHANGE UNTIL THE BANKERS ARE CONFRONTED AND ERASED FROM THE LANDSCAPE...JUSTICE AND FREEDOM IS THERE FOR THE PEOPLES TAKING...IF THE PRICE IS DEATH THEN LET IT BE THE DEATHS OF THE SOCIOPATH BANKERS...

DEATH TO THE BANKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 15:46 | 3220979 syntaxterror
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It sure the fuck ain't coming to DC or Wall Street.

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 12:22 | 3220210 Frastric
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Fuck da queen, she's nothing but a spineless muppet devoid of power yet clinging to tradition, wealth and fame...

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 12:30 | 3220233 TruthInSunshine
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Her bloodline sold out the Brits for personal gain.

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 15:52 | 3220992 walküre
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she's knee deep in the global ponzi and up to her elbows in the anuses of global debt holders

why she's still able to sport a hat is beyond me. that head should have rolled centuries ago.

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 16:23 | 3221098 TruthInSunshine
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Fuckin' old hag.

(I say this to specifically piss off those who think having a monarchy, if even symbolic, is cool, quaint, or who are proud of such a ginormous, historical herpes sore of a symbol.)

 

Sex Pistols-God Save The Queen - YouTube
Wed, 02/06/2013 - 13:22 | 3220407 LongSoupLine
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Fucking "Forward".

 

Fuck you EU parliment fuckers.  I hope Nigel Farage snaps and puts a bullet in each of you fuckers...starting with Von Rumproast

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 14:25 | 3220647 BattlegroundEur...
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Prince Philip is LHAO

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Prince Philip is LHAO

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