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2014-08-30 10:08:11 AM  
refused to eat the meals they were given and called to be fed food from their own countries

I think I know how you can eat food from your own country.
 
2014-08-30 10:15:03 AM  
Who can blame them?  That's a lot of carbs.
 
2014-08-30 10:23:39 AM  

abhorrent1: refused to eat the meals they were given and called to be fed food from their own countries

I think I know how you can eat food from your own country.


It's often the simple solution that eludes us, no?
 
2014-08-30 10:49:34 AM  

unyon: Who can blame them?  That's a lot of carbs.


HA!

Nabb1: It's often the simple solution that eludes us, no?


I'm pretty sure it's not the food. I think they're using one reason (although it's trivial) to illustrate how frustrated they are. It's a "crappy icing on the cake" kind of thing. The guy in the article talks about just riding the bus all day because he's going stir-crazy and there's no work and nothing to do. In the end, though -- yeah, they can always ask to be repatriated and see how well that works out for them.
 
2014-08-30 10:58:40 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: unyon: Who can blame them?  That's a lot of carbs.

HA!

Nabb1: It's often the simple solution that eludes us, no?

I'm pretty sure it's not the food. I think they're using one reason (although it's trivial) to illustrate how frustrated they are. It's a "crappy icing on the cake" kind of thing. The guy in the article talks about just riding the bus all day because he's going stir-crazy and there's no work and nothing to do. In the end, though -- yeah, they can always ask to be repatriated and see how well that works out for them.


I get it, they want a better life and that's great. What was he eating in Gambia, Mud pies? If I went to Gambia, I wouldn't expect Chicago style hotdogs or deep dish pizza. I also wouldn't expect them to change their culture to suit mine. How is it that people that come from third-world shiat-holes that have nothing are so farking entitled?
 
2014-08-30 11:02:30 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: I'm pretty sure it's not the food. I think they're using one reason (although it's trivial) to illustrate how frustrated they are. It's a "crappy icing on the cake" kind of thing. The guy in the article talks about just riding the bus all day because he's going stir-crazy and there's no work and nothing to do. In the end, though -- yeah, they can always ask to be repatriated and see how well that works out for them.


I can appreciate that, but it's one thing to say, "We appreciate the hospitality, but this food is a tad monotonous and some variety would be a very welcome thing in this time of strife for us," and quite another to say "Enough of this guinea food! We want food from our far-flung homeland that you've never been to and likely have no idea what we eat!"
 
2014-08-30 11:04:47 AM  

Nabb1: "Enough of this guinea food!


Now THAT would be hilarious and news-worthy.
 
2014-08-30 11:36:42 AM  
Four months of pasta with tomato sauce, bread, and eggs and I'd start slashing tires too.
 
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2014-08-30 11:43:40 AM  
They shouldn't put tomato sauce on every meal. Use olive oil on odd days, tomato sauce on even days.
 
2014-08-30 11:53:12 AM  
If you pay a people smuggler to get you into a country illegally, I have absolutely no sympathy when you start biatching that the country didm;t send you back, took you in, gave you a roof over your head, is processing your immigration, gives you us fare, and the food is good, but you're tired of it and demand a different dish.  If you don't like it, and it's that important to you, please proceed back to Ghana where you like the food.

To reinforce their point, they blocked a street with a wooden bench, put their lunch on the ground along with bags of clothes and threatened to leave the centre in La Secca, a hamlet in Ponte nelle Alpi.

Please proceed.  Just hold on a sec while we line up buses to take you straight to a slow boat to Ghana.
 
2014-08-30 12:09:02 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: If you pay a people smuggler to get you into a country illegally, I have absolutely no sympathy when you start biatching that the country didm;t send you back, took you in, gave you a roof over your head, is processing your immigration, gives you us fare, and the food is good, but you're tired of it and demand a different dish.  If you don't like it, and it's that important to you, please proceed back to Ghana where you like the food.

To reinforce their point, they blocked a street with a wooden bench, put their lunch on the ground along with bags of clothes and threatened to leave the centre in La Secca, a hamlet in Ponte nelle Alpi.

Please proceed.  Just hold on a sec while we line up buses to take you straight to a slow boat to Ghana.


Having lived in Rome and seen how refugees are treated (especially the ones from Africa,) I don't feel I'd be going out on a limb to say that chances are there's a lot more to the situation than presented in this article.

Anyway, I think most people would agree that fruits and vegetables are critical parts of the human diet. Even convicted murders and rapists get produce.
 
2014-08-30 12:25:31 PM  

ginandbacon: Benevolent Misanthrope: If you pay a people smuggler to get you into a country illegally, I have absolutely no sympathy when you start biatching that the country didm;t send you back, took you in, gave you a roof over your head, is processing your immigration, gives you us fare, and the food is good, but you're tired of it and demand a different dish.  If you don't like it, and it's that important to you, please proceed back to Ghana where you like the food.

To reinforce their point, they blocked a street with a wooden bench, put their lunch on the ground along with bags of clothes and threatened to leave the centre in La Secca, a hamlet in Ponte nelle Alpi.

Please proceed.  Just hold on a sec while we line up buses to take you straight to a slow boat to Ghana.

Having lived in Rome and seen how refugees are treated (especially the ones from Africa,) I don't feel I'd be going out on a limb to say that chances are there's a lot more to the situation than presented in this article.

Anyway, I think most people would agree that fruits and vegetables are critical parts of the human diet. Even convicted murders and rapists get produce.


Convicted  prisoners are incarcerated against their will.  They didn't decide to be there, and humane treatment demands they get a balanced diet.  The "refugees", (and I'm certain there's more to that story too) decided to go to Italy.  They have nowhere else to live, and chose to be dependent on others' kindness.  Can you blame the Italians for saying, "Our own people are starving, but we feed these assholes and they repay us by rioting over it"?  I'm also not convinced that the only ingredients they ever, ever get are pasta, canned tomato sauce, bread and eggs.  I'm fairly certain Italians know what vegetables are too.

You're saying there's a real race situation in Italy.  I'm not disputing that.  You're implying that, because the people in the shelter are black, the Italians will treat them less humanely.  I'm not so sure of that.  But I do know, if I were to, say, leave Canada as a refugee and go to Norway, and all I got was Norwegian food while they supported me, I might grumble eventually but I wouldn't riot.
 
2014-08-30 12:28:24 PM  
I thought this was going to be Honduran kids rioting against The Olive Garden.
 
2014-08-30 12:28:44 PM  
What a graceless bunch of assholes.
 
2014-08-30 12:29:43 PM  
Put them on an Ebola-rich African diet.
 
2014-08-30 12:30:47 PM  
I grew up in New Orleans in a french and italian household, but when I was shipped off to the fathers place in Colombia I ate the local food. Arepas, san cocho, rice and beans, and while not my favorite fare, I ate it and did not say a damn word.

I am sorry you miss your own countries food, but these people are feeding and housing you before they do their own people, and you biatch?  GTFO.
 
2014-08-30 12:31:58 PM  
The ancient Hebrews feel their pain.

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2014-08-30 12:32:32 PM  

whither_apophis: I thought this was going to be Honduran kids rioting against The Olive Garden.


That would be something we could all back.
 
2014-08-30 12:33:06 PM  
Hunger strike? They should send in an Italian mother to make them eat.

"Eat. Ya gotta eat something. You looka like a skin anda bonesa  Mamma made a you a this a delicious spaghetti witha the spicey a meatballa. EAT!"
 
2014-08-30 12:33:38 PM  

whither_apophis: I thought this was going to be Honduran kids rioting against The Olive Garden.


At least when you're there, you're family.
 
2014-08-30 12:34:23 PM  
Egg noodles and ketchup, that's your pasta primavera, deal with it.
 
2014-08-30 12:36:34 PM  
The sound more like refusegees.
Send the ungrateful bastards back to the shiathole they left.
 
2014-08-30 12:36:57 PM  
Always blaming whitey
 
2014-08-30 12:37:01 PM  
For two days, a group of about 40 asylum-seekers staying at a refugee centre in the Veneto province of Belluno refused to eat the "pasta with tomato sauce, bread and eggs" meals they were given and called to be fed food from their own countries, Libero Quotidiano reported.

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2014-08-30 12:37:41 PM  
ginandbacon:

Anyway, I think most people would agree that fruits and vegetables are critical parts of the human diet. Even convicted murders and rapists get produce.

Hey, tomato sauce.
 
2014-08-30 12:37:49 PM  
Simple. They must quit complaining and finish their dinner or no more wi-fi. Works every time in my house.
 
2014-08-30 12:41:38 PM  
Try eating only Ghanian food for year with no option of anything even remotely familiar. Tell me you won't get nostalgic for maybe a burger, some pizza or maybe kraft macaroni and Cheese. Now imagine you're with a bunch of other people in the same frustrating situation. That resentment, especially in a group, can easily build over time. And it seems likely that any requests, even reasonable ones, made by the refugees are likely falling on deaf ears.

Point is, getting repeatedly punched in the arm is better then getting repeatedly punched in the face, but just because it's better than what you're used to doesn't mean it's good enough for you.
 
2014-08-30 12:42:22 PM  

spawn73: ginandbacon:

Anyway, I think most people would agree that fruits and vegetables are critical parts of the human diet. Even convicted murders and rapists get produce.

Hey, tomato sauce.


That's right, it's a vegetable.
 
2014-08-30 12:44:24 PM  
I think what gets me is how this one group of refugees in Italy is representative of all refugees everywhere.  At least it's a perfect opportunity for me to wish harm on some brown poors.

Prey4reign: Put them on an Ebola-rich African diet.


There we go.
 
2014-08-30 12:45:50 PM  

abhorrent1: ecmoRandomNumbers: unyon: Who can blame them?  That's a lot of carbs.

HA!

Nabb1: It's often the simple solution that eludes us, no?

I'm pretty sure it's not the food. I think they're using one reason (although it's trivial) to illustrate how frustrated they are. It's a "crappy icing on the cake" kind of thing. The guy in the article talks about just riding the bus all day because he's going stir-crazy and there's no work and nothing to do. In the end, though -- yeah, they can always ask to be repatriated and see how well that works out for them.

I get it, they want a better life and that's great. What was he eating in Gambia, Mud pies? If I went to Gambia, I wouldn't expect Chicago style hotdogs or deep dish pizza. I also wouldn't expect them to change their culture to suit mine. How is it that people that come from third-world shiat-holes that have nothing are so farking entitled?


In Gambia, they put ketchup on their mud pies.

Also, they make fun of the incredibly thick mud pies y'all make in Chicago, and call them casseroles.
 
2014-08-30 12:48:25 PM  

Deddude9988: Try eating only Ghanian food for year with no option of anything even remotely familiar. Tell me you won't get nostalgic for maybe a burger, some pizza or maybe kraft macaroni and Cheese. Now imagine you're with a bunch of other people in the same frustrating situation. That resentment, especially in a group, can easily build over time. And it seems likely that any requests, even reasonable ones, made by the refugees are likely falling on deaf ears.

Point is, getting repeatedly punched in the arm is better then getting repeatedly punched in the face, but just because it's better than what you're used to doesn't mean it's good enough for you.


And I top of all that, they aren't allowed to break the tedium with a little rape like they would in their home country.
 
2014-08-30 12:48:46 PM  
FTFA: ""We need the diet from our country"

Then GO BACK TO YOUR COUNTRY instead of freeloading and moaning about the food and slashing staff members' tires. Going back to your country not a good idea? Then shut the fark up and eat what you get for free.
 
2014-08-30 12:48:58 PM  
When I was a kid, my parents made me eat my vegetables even though I didn't like them.  They pointed out that there were starving children in Africa.

And it's almost lunchtime here and I don't have anything to eat, so why don't you farkers send that shiat over to me because I could really dig some pasta right now.

And I thought we had it bad in the US, but our immigrants from Mexico and Central America for the most part really do want to work and they don't biatch about the food.

Europe is farked.

So is Africa and Asia and South America and North America including the US as well.

I left out Australia and Antarctica.  They're probably farked too.
 
2014-08-30 12:51:03 PM  

abhorrent1: refused to eat the meals they were given and called to be fed food from their own countries

I think I know how you can eat food from your own country.


There really isn't anything more to say.
 
2014-08-30 12:51:10 PM  

whither_apophis: spawn73: ginandbacon:

Anyway, I think most people would agree that fruits and vegetables are critical parts of the human diet. Even convicted murders and rapists get produce.

Hey, tomato sauce.

That's right, it's a vegetable.


No no no, PIZZA is a vegetable, tomatoes are fruit.
Morans.
 
2014-08-30 12:51:26 PM  

abhorrent1: refused to eat the meals they were given and called to be fed food from their own countries

I think I know how you can eat food from your own country.


Done in one.
 
2014-08-30 12:53:27 PM  

abhorrent1: ecmoRandomNumbers: unyon: Who can blame them?  That's a lot of carbs.

HA!

Nabb1: It's often the simple solution that eludes us, no?

I'm pretty sure it's not the food. I think they're using one reason (although it's trivial) to illustrate how frustrated they are. It's a "crappy icing on the cake" kind of thing. The guy in the article talks about just riding the bus all day because he's going stir-crazy and there's no work and nothing to do. In the end, though -- yeah, they can always ask to be repatriated and see how well that works out for them.

I get it, they want a better life and that's great. What was he eating in Gambia, Mud pies? If I went to Gambia, I wouldn't expect Chicago style hotdogs or deep dish pizza. I also wouldn't expect them to change their culture to suit mine. How is it that people that come from third-world shiat-holes that have nothing are so farking entitled?


The Gambia isn't Ethiopia and it isn't 1985. Obesity is as much a problem there as malnutrition, and both are due to an uneven balance of diet, not lack of food.

http://www.fao.org/ag/agn/nutrition/gmb_en.stm

But way to be an ignorant motherfarker in public. Again. Do I need to include a link to explain to you that Africa is not a country?
 
2014-08-30 12:55:10 PM  

abhorrent1: ecmoRandomNumbers: unyon: Who can blame them?  That's a lot of carbs.

HA!

Nabb1: It's often the simple solution that eludes us, no?

I'm pretty sure it's not the food. I think they're using one reason (although it's trivial) to illustrate how frustrated they are. It's a "crappy icing on the cake" kind of thing. The guy in the article talks about just riding the bus all day because he's going stir-crazy and there's no work and nothing to do. In the end, though -- yeah, they can always ask to be repatriated and see how well that works out for them.

I get it, they want a better life and that's great. What was he eating in Gambia, Mud pies? If I went to Gambia, I wouldn't expect Chicago style hotdogs or deep dish pizza. I also wouldn't expect them to change their culture to suit mine. How is it that people that come from third-world shiat-holes that have nothing are so farking entitled?


I would rather eat the mud pie than that shiat casserole they call pizza in Chicago.
 
2014-08-30 12:55:19 PM  
Well, I see this article has achieved its goal of stoking xenophobic rage...
 
2014-08-30 12:55:34 PM  

abhorrent1: How is it that people that come from third-world shiat-holes that have nothing are so farking entitled?


Perhaps it is a "cultural thing" that they expect nothing of themselves, and everything of others? That's usually how entitlement works.
 
2014-08-30 12:56:16 PM  
"I don't want to hang around the centre all day. I can't work and even if I could, too many Italians are also looking for jobs. Once I get my documents I want to go somewhere else, maybe Germany or The Netherlands."

Dude, you're from Gambia.  If you think you're not welcome in Italy, how good a reception do you expect to receive from the Germans or the Dutch?
 
2014-08-30 12:56:18 PM  

Deddude9988: Try eating only Ghanian food for year with no option of anything even remotely familiar. Tell me you won't get nostalgic for maybe a burger, some pizza or maybe kraft macaroni and Cheese. Now imagine you're with a bunch of other people in the same frustrating situation. That resentment, especially in a group, can easily build over time. And it seems likely that any requests, even reasonable ones, made by the refugees are likely falling on deaf ears.

Point is, getting repeatedly punched in the arm is better then getting repeatedly punched in the face, but just because it's better than what you're used to doesn't mean it's good enough for you.


And yet, if I'm relying on someone else for my own safety, I'd suck it up, if for no other reason than at least because I know they're under no real obligation.  If I wasn't being fed at all or I was risking malnutrition, I might have to take some other kind of step.  If I'm bored with the food, I might go "man, this food sure got boring.  I sure wouldn't mind something else.  Oh well."  I'm pretty sure I won't start blocking off streets and shiat.

But you're right.  I'm sure they're stressed and frustrated and have all sorts of emotions and that sucks hard.  But (barring there being far more to this, as someone suggested), that's not really enough for me to take their side, here.
 
2014-08-30 12:56:32 PM  

born_yesterday: I think what gets me is how this one group of refugees in Italy is representative of all refugees everywhere.  At least it's a perfect opportunity for me to wish harm on some brown poors.

Prey4reign: Put them on an Ebola-rich African diet.

There we go.


I don't think many people are saying that.  Most are saying "if you go to a country, be prepared to have to eat the food in that country."
 
2014-08-30 12:59:18 PM  

Nabb1: ecmoRandomNumbers: I'm pretty sure it's not the food. I think they're using one reason (although it's trivial) to illustrate how frustrated they are. It's a "crappy icing on the cake" kind of thing. The guy in the article talks about just riding the bus all day because he's going stir-crazy and there's no work and nothing to do. In the end, though -- yeah, they can always ask to be repatriated and see how well that works out for them.

I can appreciate that, but it's one thing to say, "We appreciate the hospitality, but this food is a tad monotonous and some variety would be a very welcome thing in this time of strife for us," and quite another to say "Enough of this guinea food! We want food from our far-flung homeland that you've never been to and likely have no idea what we eat!"


The sound above you is ecmo's point going over your head. The complaints about monotonous food are really complaints about the overall monotony. But people tend to latch onto concrete things, so the voiced complaints are about the food. Give them a way to occupy themselves and you can feed them all the pasketti-n-meatballs they can eat and hear not one complaint.

Refugees or not, it isn't hard to understand that weeks of endless tedium are going to make any human being crotchety, depressed, or both.
 
2014-08-30 01:01:08 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: If you pay a people smuggler to get you into a country illegally, I have absolutely no sympathy when you start biatching that the country didm;t send you back, took you in, gave you a roof over your head, is processing your immigration, gives you us fare, and the food is good, but you're tired of it and demand a different dish.  If you don't like it, and it's that important to you, please proceed back to Ghana where you like the food.

To reinforce their point, they blocked a street with a wooden bench, put their lunch on the ground along with bags of clothes and threatened to leave the centre in La Secca, a hamlet in Ponte nelle Alpi.

Please proceed.  Just hold on a sec while we line up buses to take you straight to a slow boat to Ghana.


At what point do you live up to the "Benevolet" part of your handle? Because I don't think I've ever seen it.
 
2014-08-30 01:01:22 PM  

Mouser: "I don't want to hang around the centre all day. I can't work and even if I could, too many Italians are also looking for jobs. Once I get my documents I want to go somewhere else, maybe Germany or The Netherlands."

Dude, you're from Gambia.  If you think you're not welcome in Italy, how good a reception do you expect to receive from the Germans or the Dutch?


He'd be fed pasta every evening in Germany as well.

However, the Germans don't know how to cook pasta.
 
2014-08-30 01:01:31 PM  

Prey4reign: Put them on an Ebola-rich African diet.


Hahaha. Laughed way too hard at that.
 
2014-08-30 01:01:53 PM  
If they want food from their own countries so much maybe they should be returned there.
 
2014-08-30 01:01:54 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: ginandbacon: Benevolent Misanthrope: If you pay a people smuggler to get you into a country illegally, I have absolutely no sympathy when you start biatching that the country didm;t send you back, took you in, gave you a roof over your head, is processing your immigration, gives you us fare, and the food is good, but you're tired of it and demand a different dish.  If you don't like it, and it's that important to you, please proceed back to Ghana where you like the food.

To reinforce their point, they blocked a street with a wooden bench, put their lunch on the ground along with bags of clothes and threatened to leave the centre in La Secca, a hamlet in Ponte nelle Alpi.

Please proceed.  Just hold on a sec while we line up buses to take you straight to a slow boat to Ghana.

Having lived in Rome and seen how refugees are treated (especially the ones from Africa,) I don't feel I'd be going out on a limb to say that chances are there's a lot more to the situation than presented in this article.

Anyway, I think most people would agree that fruits and vegetables are critical parts of the human diet. Even convicted murders and rapists get produce.

Convicted  prisoners are incarcerated against their will.  They didn't decide to be there, and humane treatment demands they get a balanced diet.  The "refugees", (and I'm certain there's more to that story too) decided to go to Italy.  They have nowhere else to live, and chose to be dependent on others' kindness.  Can you blame the Italians for saying, "Our own people are starving, but we feed these assholes and they repay us by rioting over it"?  I'm also not convinced that the only ingredients they ever, ever get are pasta, canned tomato sauce, bread and eggs.  I'm fairly certain Italians know what vegetables are too.

You're saying there's a real race situation in Italy.  I'm not disputing that.  You're implying that, because the people in the shelter are black, the Italians will treat them less humanely.  I'm not so su ...


Refugees aren't exactly tourists. And Italians aren't starving despite the hyperbole from the president of the police union quoted in TFA. Italy has a poverty rate of about 10% compared to our rate of around 15% and the rate in Ghana which is near 30%.
 
2014-08-30 01:02:07 PM  
If you give people mediocre Italian food, dago crazy.
 
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