How long before Americans are lining up? It can’t happen here. Not in America!
Look at the top of the page at the Debt Clock, when Americans realize how massive that number is, is when the lines start to form here. That’s the day our economy collapses, the day they withdraw their money from the banks, the day they pull out of the stock market, the day the dollar dies!
The Greeks had a word for it, apocalypse.
Starving Greeks queue for food in their thousands as debt-wracked country finally forms a coalition government... but how long will it last?
- Queues form as desperate people received food handouts from Crete's farmers
- Greek stocks rose marginally in response to the coalition deal
- Greece had been effectively ungoverned after two election in six weeks resulted in political stalemate
- Country struggling through a fifth year of recession, with unemployment spiraling to above 22 per cent
Starving Greeks queued around the block for free food handouts yesterday as the country's politicians managed to end a crippling stalemate to form a coalition government.
Young children as well as the elderly waited in line in Athens to collect the parcels of fruit and vegetables donated by farmers from Crete to help ease the devastating austerity faced by many Greeks.
But as hungry people collected food, a few miles away a new conservative-led alliance was formed, vowing to renegotiate the country's strict European bailout in a bid to breath economic life back into the debt-stricken country.
Lifeline: Hundreds of poverty-stricken Greeks are queuing for free vegetable handouts as politicians finally agree to form a coalition government
Desperate: An elderly lady, left, and a woman, accompanied by her son, carries a box of vegetables as thousands of Greeks and foreign immigrants line up during a free vegetables
Despair: Pensioners joined the lengthy queues behind barriers in Athens where people were waiting for a free food handout
Hungry: Greeks line up for the food handouts, donated by Crete's farmers
Conservative Antonis Samaras was sworn in as prime minister and head of a three-party coalition that will uphold the country's international bailout commitments.