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Three Tons of Food Looted From Grocery Stores In Spain As Millions Struggle

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posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 12:39 PM
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**That's the title from the article ...

So ... accurate or not? Is this happening and the MSM is ignoring it??
Or is it not really happening and the fear mongers are pushing the story??
Videos at the links ...

Will This Happen in America?


Social safety nets across the continent are visibly under stress and breaking down, so much so that unemployed Spaniards have begun raiding supermarkets in order to put food on the table. As recently as last month the people of Cadiz and Sevilla, which have a reported unemployment rate of 32%, joined together to loot local grocery stores of three tons of food - some of which was distributed to local food banks.

In Spain, just a few short years ago people were living the high life. Expensive homes, expensive cars, luxury vacations and dining, ever-expanding credit limits, and not a worry in the world. Does that sound familiar?

Those same people who would have laughed in your face five years ago had you told them the economy was going to collapse and their country would be facing a massive debt default that would leave the majority of their population in poverty – those same people are rumaging through garbage cans in the hopes they can find some bread, rice and vegetables to put on their dinner table.


This isn't a 'news' source ... so I went and tried to find information that confirms or debunks.
This is what I found -

European Union Times - Tons of Food Looted From Grocery Stores in Spain as Millions Struggle

Prison Planet




posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 12:40 PM
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Coming to a town near you!



posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 12:47 PM
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When the money means nothing or isn't there anymore.....hunger remains. Hunger must be addressed. MUST. As no other human need exists. The scary thing in America is, we've never known TRUE hunger and sacrifice within living memory. Are any survivors still beating old age and able to tell what pre-World War II conditions here were like?

I think Spain is a small demo of what we're going to be living here soon. Prices go up?? Money falls apart?? It won't matter for a man's hunger and worse...the hunger of a man's family. There are *NO* limits to what most men will do in feeding the want and pain in the eyes of a truly hungry child. Make that their OWN child...and looting is only phase 1. When there is nothing left to easily loot and run off with, the real horrors start, IMO.



posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 12:59 PM
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This is happening more and more, the press here has stopped reporting it as it is usually a photo op for the socialists and the unions.

They have done nothing for years and just sat in the governments pocket taking their share of the loot.

Now, since they were getting threats and hostility towards them in the face of the labor reform imposed by Germany, they scramble to dig up the decrepit and rotten corpse of the communist peoples man.

One of the organizers and close friend of "gordillo" the instigator, went on a 60 minutes type show and was confronted by many good questions.

They asked why the "assaults" on fruit fields and other places like luxury hotels for food were not reported by the owners and no charges filed. The owners would go on TV and talk some BS and disappear. The guests on the show made the claim that many believe to be to be true, that these were staged photo ops. At one hotel the "insurgent" communist liberators went for a dip in the hotels pool and lounged around thinking no cameras were watching.

The guy was speechless and just made a nervous smile. He then said that the owners felt pressured not to report the intrusions. Lies since the governor of the providence threatened to recall the cops if no one filed charges and all of a sudden the whole bunch left. They were obviously looking for a photo of the organizers being arrested by the bad police.....

in the end the pathetic interview ended by the organizer ranting the same old communist BS and the host stopping him and shutting him down with all the facts. The "intrusions" were planned ahead with the owners for a possible insurance fraud. The organizers were just hanging out while off camera and not "rallying the people"

The newspapers the weeks before all came out with a NOT WANTED sign with a fake mug shot of gordillo....implying that he was no threat to the government and no savior of the people.

The unions are on PR panic after all the scandals they have been involved in. They did a last ditch effort to fake these incursions in the peoples name after years, YEARS of doing nothing and receiving bribes and salaries from the unions.

This whole movement is BS and a farce. People are not starving yet, and this crap doesn't solve anything even if it was in earnest. When the shows guests asked why they didn't file any complaint beforehand or petition any new laws or reforms the organizer copped out and almost got up and left. He was shut down since he came thinking to get the audience all up in arms over his ranting and rhetoric. they were not impressed when he couldn't answer basic questions or contest the implications of being in bed with the wealthy people whose land they "stormed"

They are trying to get people arrested and hurt so they can blame the government they helped to make this mess.

The unions are a den of thieves and snakes. Don't trust this Holly wood show.


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posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 01:05 PM
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It might happen in the US, although we would probably see the police shooting hungry teenagers for looting pop tarts.

One thing that confuses me though is where they get this 3 ton statistic from, is that a guess and does that include the tins and bottles etc.. and can the people claim they only took 2 tons or even as few as a single ton, if they promise to recycle their left over packaging in the stores own recycle bins?



posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 01:28 PM
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I'll tell ya by cops I know today and darn sure by the ones I knew growing up...we don't need to fear the cops if things good and truly fall apart. They have families too and their sergeants or captains aren't members of it. In other words, if it REALLY falls apart, Katrina showed what will likely happen nation wide. Cops throw their badges in the trunk, change into street clothes and go take care of their own family just like everyone else.


I'm also curious how they come up with 3 tons... Odd number.. Although it's not very much at all. In terms of heavy products like produce, average pallet weights run 1,400-1,800 lbs each. So..figure 4..maybe 5 pallets worth of stuff makes the 3 tons. If anything, I'd say they are pulling an insanely LOW number, assuming looting is really becoming a major issue. A few pallets would be minutes work for looters.



posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 03:23 PM
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If Spain is anything like the US we have plenty of food, it's the distribution of it that's problematic. We throw away enough food here to feed everyone several times over. Not just grocery stores and restaurants but people I know do it so regularly it's ridiculous.

Somehow I doubt the Spaniards were living the "high life" just a few years ago like the claims about the "lazy, greedy" Greeks we were hearing no so long ago. People the world over work hard and trying to portray the common people as less than deserving is very disingenuous.

It wasn't the commoners that spent their countries into ridiculous levels of debt, it was the politicians in cahoots with the bankers that have planned this all along. Spend them into bankruptcy then let the vultures swarm in to pick up the pieces. The shock doctrine is alive and well.

We should all work towards food independence by growing what we can at home and in community gardens. By supporting local farms we keep our money at home and out of the hands of the banks and giant agro corporations.
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posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 04:22 PM
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Originally posted by lewman
where they get this 3 ton statistic from, is that a guess and does that include the tins and bottles etc..


I've been looking and looking .. I can't find it anywhere. But then again, the original videos are in spanish and I don't speak spanish .. so the stats could be coming from there.



posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 05:55 PM
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Originally posted by Asktheanimals
If Spain is anything like the US we have plenty of food, it's the distribution of it that's problematic. We throw away enough food here to feed everyone several times over. Not just grocery stores and restaurants but people I know do it so regularly it's ridiculous.

Somehow I doubt the Spaniards were living the "high life" just a few years ago like the claims about the "lazy, greedy" Greeks we were hearing no so long ago. People the world over work hard and trying to portray the common people as less than deserving is very disingenuous.

It wasn't the commoners that spent their countries into ridiculous levels of debt, it was the politicians in cahoots with the bankers that have planned this all along. Spend them into bankruptcy then let the vultures swarm in to pick up the pieces. The shock doctrine is alive and well.

We should all work towards food independence by growing what we can at home and in community gardens. By supporting local farms we keep our money at home and out of the hands of the banks and giant agro corporations.
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This already started here

It was 2 yrs ago that a good friend of mine was having serious issues with her personal gardens being looted and the community garden being picked clean overnight. They even put up a fence and set a table out with a "share" of the produce for those who needed it. The STILL broke it down and took the food meant for her own family and the food grown in the community garden meant for the individual families and the share they gave to the food bank. They stole the darned chickens out of the coop that they had for personal eggs and used the poo for fertilizer!
I had berry bushes and an unsecured garden that was completely picked and TRASHED overnight so badly the plants couldnt produce anymore. We have smash and grabs by large groups here in gas stations and groceries.

I hold no hope that the majority of human beings will cooperate and help eachother if destroying our gardens and stores are any portent of the future. People say you cant eat ammo.. well you cant eat from a trashed garden either.
Some arent civilized enough to recognize that we will share. They know only how to take and destroy. I fear they outnumber us.



posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 12:49 AM
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Sorry to hear your neighborhood has gone to the dregs. Mine is different and we're very cooperative. Just a few months ago they got together and cleaned out a house where the people were hoarders and restored the place to a livable condition.
We don't have anyone stealing from our gardens and nobody around here is rich by any means. When we all lost power for over a week everyone shared and we had outdoor barbeques every night. I know my town isn't typical but we're fortunate to live in a long settled conservative area. Our moving here was intentional I assure you. We used to live in a large capitol city where if the SHTF you would be a target. Not so here but in a general sense I think you're right - this country is going to be in a world of hurt if things do go down the toilet.

Btw - they can eat ammo, better that than your food.
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posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 01:04 AM
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I am sceptical.
For one, the claims of living the high life a few years ago doesn't ring a bell for me. We go often into Spain, not living far from the border, and I don't know how many years ago they are talking about- we started excursions there around 10-12 years ago. Though it was not a poverty stricken country, not third world or anything, but they were not as described either. A typical European country, with people working typical jobs and living normal lives. (by european standards- which doesn't include a giant house and mortgage, and the a big car you're still paying for).

Furthermore, though I haven't been there personally this year, my daughter just got back. Her boyfriend is spanish and they spend the summers there with his family, and she said that unemployment is up (as it is most everywhere) his elderly grandparents are concerned about their retirement benefits maybe stopping, and his retarded uncle's financial aid stopping.... but apart that, everyday life is pretty normal. People are not starving. They might be struggling and worrying.... but this sounds exaggerrated.
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