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Euros discarded as impoverished Greeks resort to bartering
01-05-2013, 05:14 PM #1
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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It's been a busy day at the market in downtown Volos. Angeliki Ioanitou has sold a decent quantity of olive oil and soap, while her friend Maria has done good business with her fresh pies.

But not a single euro has changed hands – none of the customers on this drizzly Saturday morning has bothered carrying money at all. For many, browsing through the racks of second-hand clothes, electrical appliances and homemade jams, the need to survive means money has been usurped.

"It's all about exchange and solidarity, helping one another out in these very hard times," enthused Ioanitou, her hair tucked under a floppy felt cap. "You could say a lot of us have dreams of a utopia without the euro."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan...rty-crisis

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01-05-2013, 05:17 PM #2
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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I believe this bartering system is prevalent in many third world countries. It seems it's the only way people can survive.

Even here in the West, it's always a good idea to have alot of transferrable (prepper) skills should the SHTF.
01-05-2013, 05:21 PM #3
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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01-05-2013, 05:25 PM #4
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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I think I would concentrate on locating honey bee hives during the depths of Canadian winters (when the bees are dormant or gone) and collect some of their honey for bartering. As well, I could make unleavened bread by grinding the roots of cattails...and add honey and any berries I could find...honey/berry cattail loaf.
01-05-2013, 05:28 PM #5
Kreeper Griobhtha
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Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
01-05-2013, 05:31 PM #6
Octo Mother Superior
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01-05-2013, 05:34 PM #7
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Also, I would have to learn how to make honey mead.

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01-05-2013, 05:40 PM #8
Octo Mother Superior
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Wild honey mead, that would be incredibly awesome! woohoo.gif
01-05-2013, 05:41 PM #9
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(01-05-2013, 05:40 PM)Octo Wrote:  Wild honey mead, that would be incredibly awesome! woohoo.gif


Yes indeedy. So, Octo, what would you have to barter for the drink of the Gods?
01-05-2013, 05:46 PM #10
Kreeper Griobhtha
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(01-05-2013, 05:41 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  
(01-05-2013, 05:40 PM)Octo Wrote:  Wild honey mead, that would be incredibly awesome! woohoo.gif


Yes indeedy. So, Octo, what would you have to barter for the drink of the Gods?



JR's talents as a breast cancer preventer...


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Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
01-05-2013, 05:47 PM #11
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(01-05-2013, 05:46 PM)Kreeper Wrote:  
(01-05-2013, 05:41 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  
(01-05-2013, 05:40 PM)Octo Wrote:  Wild honey mead, that would be incredibly awesome! woohoo.gif


Yes indeedy. So, Octo, what would you have to barter for the drink of the Gods?



JR's talents as a breast cancer preventer...


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Yeah, like Octo would allow it. 13.gif
01-05-2013, 05:48 PM #12
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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I did get a bucket of honey from the people who had their bees here this year. 13.gif


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01-05-2013, 05:49 PM #13
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(01-05-2013, 05:48 PM)Shadow Wrote:  I did get a bucket of honey from the people who had their bees here this year. 13.gif


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Well, how do you start the mead...just let it sit and ferment? Please let it be that easy.
01-05-2013, 05:50 PM #14
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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(01-05-2013, 05:47 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  Yeah, like Octo would allow it. 13.gif


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01-05-2013, 05:53 PM #15
Octo Mother Superior
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Well it would be for a good cause... coffeetime.gif


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