How Many Olives For That Spanakopita?

Our Galtian Overlords run the economy into the ground to the point where people don’t have jobs or money, then wonder why this happens:

The Volos barter network — people can join for free online — started two years ago with only 15 members.  As the Greek economy continued its rapid decline the network mushroomed to 600 active members. About 400 more are registered with the network.

“People need some way out, some other way to do things.  I guess also people need to get to know each other,” said founding member Christos Papaioannu.

The market is not simply about trading goods — it is a way for people to reconnect with their community and foment solidarity during difficult times.

The beatings will continue until morale improves.

Bartering Takes Hold in Austerity-Wracked Greece [MSNBC]

Heads up: “ABC reports that Lindsay Lohan . . . was found unconscious in her penthouse room at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel and was rushed to the hospital. Paramedics were reportedly called at 10:15 a.m. Pacific time. ”

per gawker

Add: looks like just another Thursday night/Friday morning for her:

UPDATE: According to a live report on ABC7 at about 11:52 a.m., the news station says Lohan is being assessed by doctors and her attorney assured them she was doing fine.

Remember tracking (no pun intended) all of Kurt Cobain’s ODs in the early 90s?

@redmanlaw: Yes, but this time it’s research for a part.

@¡Andrew!: Yeah, but she’s not playing Richard Burton.

@redmanlaw: Her self-destruction is just painful to watch. Girl needs a “get a grip” friend, not the present team of enablers.

Is she 27 yet? Because that’s when she’s most likely to join this club.

@matador1015: Born: July 2, 1986 (age 25), New York City … so she’s got a bit until she’s in Winehouse territory.

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