Gold for bread in Zimbabwe.

Submitted by: hoobaga 8 years ago in
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ubJp6rmUYM&feature=featured

Current situation in Zimbabwe, sad isn"t it?
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Male 817
mardraum: "Can`t understand why they would want to live such a meaningless life."

Meh, I can. Looking at the picture of your fat-face makes me wish we were in a technological dark-age that way I never knew you existed. Unfortunately... that`s just not the case. Those people in Africa are lucky in that aspect, thus they go on living. As for me, I died a little inside today.

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Male 220
Can`t understand why they would want to live such a meaningless life. Hope they atleast have da intarwabz so they can spend some quality time @ IAB!
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Male 15,832
Ah, how quickly we forget. Zimbabwe used to be called Rhodesia, and it was, for the most part, a British colony ruled by a white minority. It was quite prosperous and actually exported food to the rest of Africa and to Europe.

In 1980 the international community forced them to hold elections allowing the blacks to vote, and they elected Robert Mugabe. He has held power ever since.

The short version: Mugabe stole all the farms from the whites and gave them to his friends, who had no idea how to run them, and here we are today.

It would sure be nice if all the white liberals around the world who were so outraged at white minority rule could send these poor people a few crumbs.

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Female 462
Wow, that`s ridiculous.
First $1 US = $25 billion Zimbabwe and now this.
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Male 123
sucks that the babies are forced to eat rats.
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Male 384
OhNoeItsElmo
Male, 13-17, Asia
77 Posts Saturday, March 21, 2009 10:48:03 PM
why is there always a depression before a world war? D:


because people generally have to starve before they get desperate enough to start one.

i have to say, if it keeps up, we could see the beginings of such things.

just look at the "flow chart" here"

hunger--->desperation--->anger---->blame---->consensus of blame--->military build-up--->war

hmmm, it seems they are at a mix of the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th ones.... the 5th is not far behind,and war comes screaming in at the heels of the 6th, history will tell you.

i dont know about world war from this particular situation, but its not impossible, not by any stretch of the imagination.

sad. i thought we had really learned something from the last great world turmoil.

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Male 2,388
@Boredx12 you aint kidding Mugabe has been in and out of hospital more times than an Alzheimer patient living next to Starbucks.
Honestly though the weather there has always been too harsh to grow anything anyway.
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Female 1,653
Poor Zimbabwe :(
On the bright side, Mugabe will die before too long, and then hopefully they can have someone who actually knows how to run a country.
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Female 495
The situation in Zimbabwe makes me so angry. The situation in many African countries generally makes me angry - and feel hopeless, useless and incredibly guilty.

"THIS is where we are headed if we don`t stop expanding credit (AKA printing money), borrowing, and spending. By "we" I mean the western world, but especially the USA."

.. Yes, if you factor in centuries of conflict, racism and widespread violence, Gukuruhundi campaigns, corrupt government, bad management, elitism, guerilla warfare, drought and an evil dictator.

Zimbabwe is not starving because of simply some bad money decisions.

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Male 92
why is there always a depression before a world war? D:
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Male 456
by any chance, did anyone else look at those comments on the video?
holy poo the ignorance
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Male 432
You guys see this? This is called hyperinflation.

THIS is where we are headed if we don`t stop expanding credit (AKA printing money), borrowing, and spending.

By "we" I mean the western world, but especially the USA.

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Female 4,197
get rid of fcking Mugabe!! >:|
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Male 162
*sigh* sad indeed..
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Male 4,012
Yes, the youtube comments killed my braincells too.

Need moar humanitarian aid.

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Male 431
Blood Diamond
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Male 2,506
THAT GUY WAS SOOO BLACK!
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Female 662
It`s awful to see how they live. I think they need a new currency, or goverment (I don`t really know how it works.)
I was going to say something else, but then I started reading the racist comments on youtube and now I feel brain dead.
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Female 2,064
And we thought prices were bad in the US...
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Male 1,929
Just throwin it out there, but I wouldn`t have minded if the UN had just decided to raise a force to invade Zimbabwe, kicked mugabe out and shoved a new government and market in there. Fine lines of opinion are one thing, but mugabe was just taking the piss. Same thing for north korea if China weren`t bumming them.
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Male 362
who are they buying food from?
sounds like some other country is exploiting them by using them as gold miners rather than letting them do real work like farming and whatnot.
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Male 2,788
SM25
I am tired?

ARE YOU MOCKING IAB?!

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Male 189
I will add that many of the people of northern Africa that live out dated, or what most americans would term primitive, live fine lives. Though their way of living is drastically different, they live well and have no real need for aid from anyone. They find work and a healthy way of living out on the plans of Africa.
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Male 189
opiebreath

Zimbabwe used to have a somewhat high standing in the world, no?

What happened?

This is my opinion, as is the opinion of some of the more "nomadic" people of Africa that live further north of the Tanzania Republic. The Tanzania government once flourished. It is said the people of Tanzania came to rely on the government too much. Once the government`s economy collapsed and became poor they forgot how to live off the land. The government now can only afford little and it`s farmers suffer. The people of Zimbabwe have forgotten how to be self reliant.

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Female 46
xboxman, How ISN`T it sad? That video shows people desperate for food and nutrients... it shows lives torn because of their current money situation (and many other factors that have contributed to it). That is pretty sad to me. The people who had some power over there (the ones with food and grain...etc) are ripping people off big time just because they are able to do so. Like they also said in the video... what are the elderly supposed to do to find gold? I think the whole concept of what is going on there and the reality of their situations and lives is REALLY heartbreaking.
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Female 15,763
Zimbabwe used to have a somewhat high standing in the world, no?

What happened?

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Male 562
It is very bad at the moment. I think it is the government printing to much money. But it has to go back to dealing in gold before it can get better. All they can do now is take the money out of cirleation and pump it back in. Very sad.
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Male 3,014
People are trolling the comments like crazy. Tragic that they are incapable of understanding what an awful situation this is.
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Male 1,002
- "Why is it sad? gold is the only thing that has real value, not some colored paper?"

If you really don`t understand why this is sad, you seriously need to reevaluate your life.

-"Also, "lazy"? Taking the initiative to actually go and mine for your old gold is neither silly, lazy, or unintelligent.
I would love to see the average suburbanite do it."

Quoted for emphasis

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Male 199
I lied about $95 for a loaf of bread... I thought it was .1 Oz for a loaf of bread, not grams.
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Male 4,546
FYI, one thing you guys need to pay attention to:

The Zimbabwean dollar used to be stronger than the USD. It depreciated to being 300 trillion (no I`m not pooting you) dollars to the $US.

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Male 1,086
Their goverment sucks....
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Male 2,593
Mugabe needs to be shot. But, you should import the bullet because it cost 250000000 dollars in there currency right now.
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Male 914
who needs a nuclear holocaust to live in mad max world?? we got it already...time to cancel my vacation to that zimbabwe summer resort...
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Male 1,432
*couple

I hate typos

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Male 1,432
I want to buy up a coupe truckloads of bread and fly to Zimbabwe to sell for 0.01 oz of gold each. (still a little over $10 per loaf)
Does that make me evil?
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Male 199
That`s $95 for a loaf of bread.

It could get bad here too, the Federal Reserve just printed $1.2 trillion the other day.

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Male 118
Now it`s just a bartering system, not even currency anymore.
The only solution now is to create a new currency.
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Male 1,231
Its sad because this is what the country has been reduced to. No health care. No care for the eldery, not even a proper currency. Mugabe has reduced the country back to what Britain was like in the middle ages.

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Male 4,867
drat me...
atm the western world is feeling the pinch, having to cut back.
the people of zimbabwe have no economy, no banking system and are struggling to afford bread
makes you think how lucky we all are
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Male 2,125
"heh. compared to youtube, our comments make us look like scholars with PhDs..."

You spoke one post too soon...sadly =(

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Male 380
Why is it sad? gold is the only thing that has real value, not some colored paper?
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Female 46
It truly breaks my heart to see other human beings live like this. It is so so sad. I wish I could go over there and hug everyone and give them all food!!! :(
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Male 2,855
you mean they have to work in order to buy food? god, how i hate poor countries.
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Female 400
RoyCassanova... wow, that is really not funny.
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Male 1,204
heh. compared to youtube, our comments make us look like scholars with PhDs...
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Male 4,546
It`s also not the only place that provides aid lockon.

As a general rule, the US gives 0.11% of it`s GNI as Aid, whilst Denmark gives ten times that.

Though as a rule you also contribute 20% of the world`s aid. The point is, there are few people who could be contributing more that aren`t. Hence people looking to America to step up to the plate.

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Male 10,440
revenues: $153,700
expenditures: $179,300 (2008 est.)

heh. A wealthy person could buy the country, if it wasn`t against international law.

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Male 76
"Are you using a shovel?"

"Yes what else can i do?"

he was only f***ing askin

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Male 7,933
wow I just read the youtube comments.... I think I`d have to put them 1 in my list of stupidest comments I`ve ever seen
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Female 523
Lockon- no, of course not, but right now it seems like everyone has a decent amount of problems going on.
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Male 10,440
Sounds like an opportunity to make money. Gold`s official price is $900 per ounce. You could make a fortune buying it from these people.
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Male 7,933
....i see a potential profit situation....
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Male 719
Lockon: So it`s okay that we don`t help because nobody else is?
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Male 1,404
The guy smoking at the end just drives me nuts.
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Male 4,546
You have to love the hundreds of "n*gger" comments where "n*gger" is the only word spelled correctly.

Also, "lazy"? Taking the initiative to actually go and mine for your old gold is neither silly, lazy, or unintelligent.

I would love to see the average suburbanite do it.

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Male 376
It is a bid sad. But the US is NOT the only place thats CAPABLE of providing aid...
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Female 523
Since we`re on this topic though,I might as well mention this page
:-D
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Female 523
I was going to say "Why doesn`t the US send money or try to make jobs there?"

and then I realized that we`re too preoccupied with our own economical crisis.

It`s sort of depressing realizing that even the superpowers are beginning to struggle to survive, when they`re supposed to be the opposite.

I wish there was a way to solve both problems at once... maybe just finding a way for the jobless people in America to help the situation in Zimbabwe.

And I agree with Drakey, the comments were much more disturbing o.O

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Male 4,546
Zimbabwean inflation rate is currently:
One million percent
Meanwhile it`s GDP/Capita (Roughly how much money each person makes per year, not really but kinda), is $200.
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Male 609
f`ed up poo yo
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Female 88
i was more disturbed by the youtube comments than the vid tbf O-o
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Male 216
this is sad. f a couple people could bring 4 or 5 bags full of bread or grain, these people would survive.

thats the size of them.
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Male 650
Strange Zimbabwe...
How hasn`t it completely collapsed into pure anarchy yet?
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Female 761
Really, it`s too early for sad news, i didn`t even have my morning yoga stretch and coffee and I`m sad. *sigh
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Male 123
Link: Gold for bread in Zimbabwe. [Rate Link] - Current situation in Zimbabwe, sad isn`t it?
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