Greek crisis: precarious funding push...

Greek crisis: precarious funding pushes health and social services to extremes

There are 9 comments on the The Guardian story from Jun 12, 2012, titled Greek crisis: precarious funding pushes health and social services to extremes. In it, The Guardian reports that:

Use of volunteers and donations at state-funded refugee centre and psychiatric hospital reveal impact of low cash and high debts Immigrant families and homeless people receive food from members of a humanitarian group at a housing complex in Athens, Greece.

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david john

Nottingham, UK

#1 Jun 13, 2012
it is sad that many countries are ignoring the plight of greece. should the other european countries follow the same pattern of greece they will realise how mean they were! yes, greeks must accept an older age to retire and be in line with other european countries, and i am sure they need to accept other changes too, but please dont lose your compassion for the dear souls who are after all fellow human beings...

“Philbert Is Handsome”

Since: May 12

Woodland Hills, California

#3 Jun 14, 2012
david john wrote:
it is sad that many countries are ignoring the plight of greece. should the other european countries follow the same pattern of greece they will realise how mean they were! yes, greeks must accept an older age to retire and be in line with other european countries, and i am sure they need to accept other changes too, but please dont lose your compassion for the dear souls who are after all fellow human beings...
I note that you are in the UK. People in the UK seem more humane to me, perhaps because we share a common language, legal system and many traditions.

Needless to say, I agree with you.

Sadly, Northern Europeans seem to value money more than people.

I hope you have a good life.
Wanderfalke

Bremen, Germany

#4 Jun 15, 2012
Filipsamovich wrote:
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I note that you are in the UK. People in the UK seem more humane to me, perhaps because we share a common language, legal system and many traditions.
Needless to say, I agree with you.
Sadly, Northern Europeans seem to value money more than people.
I hope you have a good life.
If I read something like this I'm really angry. So many Germans donate for Greece. Germany is well known for their humanity. No other nation in the world donate so much like Germany. How can you say that England is more human, unbelievable! This shows to me you really didn't knwo much about Europe. If you know nothing please do not judge about others!

“Philbert Is Handsome”

Since: May 12

Woodland Hills, California

#5 Jun 15, 2012
Wanderfalke wrote:
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If I read something like this I'm really angry. So many Germans donate for Greece. Germany is well known for their humanity. No other nation in the world donate so much like Germany. How can you say that England is more human, unbelievable! This shows to me you really didn't knwo much about Europe. If you know nothing please do not judge about others!
Learn to read English before you criticize comments in my language.

I know that Europe, with your poorly planned EU and Euro, may cause world wide financial problems if you are not able to fix your mess.

Try not to get really angry. It will raise your blood pressure which could result in a stroke or a heart attack!

Have a nice day.
Wanderfalke

Bad Neuenahr-ahrweiler, Germany

#6 Jun 15, 2012
Filipsamovich wrote:
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Learn to read English before you criticize comments in my language.
I know that Europe, with your poorly planned EU and Euro, may cause world wide financial problems if you are not able to fix your mess.
Try not to get really angry. It will raise your blood pressure which could result in a stroke or a heart attack!
Have a nice day.
Thanks god we have the very, very well planned USA.

“Philbert Is Handsome”

Since: May 12

Woodland Hills, California

#7 Jun 15, 2012
Wanderfalke wrote:
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Thanks god we have the very, very well planned USA.
Be kind to Germans and do nothing to inflate their egos or arrogance.
Last time they got out of control they destroyed their country and much of Europe, not to mention North Africa.

“Philbert Is Handsome”

Since: May 12

Woodland Hills, California

#8 Jun 15, 2012
Wanderfalke wrote:
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Thanks god we have the very, very well planned USA.
This has deteriorated to the point of being ridiculous. I'm sorry I replied. I will not answer you again,
Wanderfalke

Bad Neuenahr-ahrweiler, Germany

#9 Jun 16, 2012
Filipsamovich wrote:
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This has deteriorated to the point of being ridiculous. I'm sorry I replied. I will not answer you again,
Idiot! Look to your own country.
tarmo

Tallinn, Estonia

#10 Jun 16, 2012
david john wrote:
it is sad that many countries are ignoring the plight of greece.
Are you suggesting that all those additional financial aid from Europe to Greece just makes the greeks suffer more and not seeing that is the ignorance you are talking about?

How exactly is the greek plight any worse than the plight of estonians or latvians who have to make do with half of an average greek in a much harsher climate?
david john wrote:
should the other european countries follow the same pattern of greece they will realise how mean they were! yes, greeks must accept an older age to retire and be in line with other european countries, and i am sure they need to accept other changes too, but please dont lose your compassion for the dear souls who are after all fellow human beings...
There a billions of people in the world to feel compassion to.
Greeks are no exception. And greeks should not be an exception monetarily. Life is tough - one has to meet the ends.

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