Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Man in Greece commits suicide in front of Parliament over debt measures

Greece is now experiencing their own 'Arab Spring', but this one is starting off with a bang... literally.  An elderly man who determined he was at the point of no longer being able to pay off debts and did not wish to scrounge through garbage cans for food as half the population is already doing, shot himself in public, and right in from of the very Parliament building that sold the Greek people for a Euro central bank bailout.

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...a 77 year old Greek has killed himself in broad daylight on Athens' symbolic and inappropriately named Syntagma square to protest the "occupier government" and not wanting to be a burden to his child. As Kathimerini reports, "an elderly man committed suicide on Friday morning in Syntagma Square in Athens, in front of Parliament. Some reports said witnesses claimed the man shouted «I don't want to leave debts to my children,» before he shot himself in the head. - Zerohedge

With Americans now at the 45% level of reliance on the government for food, how long until the economic pressures of our high unemployment and growing debt bubbles in cities and in Washington will move the people here to protest in ways that could pale to the Greeks and the Arabs.


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