Lie About Minimize Inflation Calculations Enough, And Spending Will Always Be Up!

This is the sort of arrant nonsense that the federal government spouts to fool the rubes into thinking that it's just their imagination that prices for pretty much everything are out of control.

5% my ass...

Consumer spending rebounds despite rising October inflation

U.S. consumer spending rebounded by a solid 1.3% in October despite inflation that over the past year has accelerated faster than it has at any point in more than three decades.

The jump in consumer spending last month was double the 0.6% gain in September, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday.

At the same time, consumer prices rose 5% compared with the same period last year, the fastest 12-month gain since the same stretch ending in November 1990. The surge in prices this year did contribute to the 1.6% rise in spending in November, yet adjusting for inflation, spending was still up a solid 0.7% after a 0.3% inflation-adjusted gain in September.

[Emphasis mine]

Notice how vague this is? Of course it's the Chicago Tribune, a reliably leftist rag, but can anyone figure out whether they are counting fuel costs in the increased spending? Because that is a big deal, since most people do not have the luxury of not purchasing fuel. It is inelastic until the prices hit astronomic numbers. I know that the government does not use food and fuel costs in their inflation calculation, or at least the one that everyone uses...the CPI

My wild-ass-guess for the real inflation rate...the one that counts ALL the stuff I buy...including fuel and food...is at least 20%.

How about you?


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1 Howdy!

Posted by: Doof at November 24, 2021 04:04 PM (mZUr4)

2 Otters have been notified

Posted by: Doof at November 24, 2021 04:05 PM (mZUr4)

3 NO MEAN TWEETS!

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at November 24, 2021 04:06 PM (PiwSw)

4 As one of my lefty liv cow-workers put it the other day, "So uh I'm really happy Trump is gone and all but, haha, uh, this inflation thing is pretty serious. Like...how am I supposed to pay my bills?"

Posted by: 18-1 at November 24, 2021 04:06 PM (ESjRY)

5 S'up Doof?

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at November 24, 2021 04:06 PM (PiwSw)

6 Rule of thumb, inflation is always AT LEAST 3x what they're admitting.

Posted by: Flyover at November 24, 2021 04:06 PM (Rbu5d)

7 The Billionaires that own and operate Biden are getting everything they want. Old Joe does what he's told or Hunter goes into the hole.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 24, 2021 04:06 PM (OTXUv)

8 I would just like to offer Sweden's new Prime Minister a laurel and hardy welcome.

Posted by: Boss Moss at November 24, 2021 04:07 PM (KOlLu)

9 40% of the US dollars ever created were printed in the last two years.

That's your inflation rate, unless overseas investors start dumping theirs in favor of something more stable

Posted by: Kindltot at November 24, 2021 04:07 PM (P9T5R)

10 Who has time to update product prices on store shelves in single-coverage retail stores?

Posted by: mrp at November 24, 2021 04:07 PM (6eRlp)

11 first.

Posted by: Mister Scot (Formerly GWS) at November 24, 2021 04:07 PM (bVYXr)

12 If, instead of adjusting for their bogus inflation numbers, they used the real inflation numbers, spending would be down by 10%.

Posted by: Just Lily at November 24, 2021 04:07 PM (RLLZj)

13 4 As one of my lefty liv cow-workers put it the other day, "So uh I'm really happy Trump is gone and all but, haha, uh, this inflation thing is pretty serious. Like...how am I supposed to pay my bills?"
Posted by: 18-1 at November 24, 2021 04:06 PM (ESjRY)

What did you tell him?

Posted by: Flyover at November 24, 2021 04:07 PM (Rbu5d)

14 The thanksgiving spread I bought this year was from the same store and had the same food as the one I got last year.

And the price difference? 27%.

Posted by: 18-1 at November 24, 2021 04:07 PM (ESjRY)

15 Gas was $3.66 at a Wawa I passed today

Posted by: Skip at November 24, 2021 04:07 PM (2JoB8)

16 4 As one of my lefty liv cow-workers put it the other day, "So uh I'm really happy Trump is gone and all but, haha, uh, this inflation thing is pretty serious. Like...how am I supposed to pay my bills?"
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Tell them to use Mail In Ballots and see if that pays the bills.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 24, 2021 04:08 PM (OTXUv)

17 In South East Pa

Posted by: Skip at November 24, 2021 04:08 PM (2JoB8)

18 Why don't they count food and fuel in that? Everyone uses food, most people use fuel so why do they leave out the two most widely consumed things?

This makes no sense to me.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at November 24, 2021 04:08 PM (Vxu+H)

19 this is almost borderline a Doom thread, what with inflation and all. but yeah, somehow, the fact that inflation, probably core, accounted for HALF of consumer spending is in NO WAY a good thing...

oh, and off you damn dirty joke stealing sock...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at November 24, 2021 04:09 PM (8D42x)

20 S'up Doof?
Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at November 24, 2021 04:06 PM (PiwSw)


Doing an online training class while listening to Love and Rockets.

Too much information??

Posted by: Doof at November 24, 2021 04:09 PM (mZUr4)

21 They're opening a new retail chain called a $1.25 Tree.

Posted by: Boss Moss at November 24, 2021 04:09 PM (KOlLu)

22 Puddin Head I like that one

Posted by: Skip at November 24, 2021 04:09 PM (2JoB8)

23 As one of my lefty liv cow-workers put it the other day, "So uh I'm really happy Trump is gone and all but, haha, uh, this inflation thing is pretty serious. Like...how am I supposed to pay my bills?"
Posted by: 18-1 at November 24, 2021 04:06 PM (ESjRY)


It looks like Hunter Biden can afford his bills, he's making money hand over fist.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 24, 2021 04:09 PM (P9T5R)

24 "My wild-ass-guess for the real inflation rate...the one that counts ALL the stuff I buy...including fuel and food...is at least 20%"


It's at least 15% for the things I usually buy and that excludes gas. Put gas in there at it is well over 20%.

Posted by: Mister Scot (Formerly GWS) at November 24, 2021 04:09 PM (bVYXr)

25 I would just like to offer Sweden's new Prime Minister a laurel and hardy welcome.

Posted by: Boss Moss at November 24, 2021 04:07 PM (KOlLu)

She already resigned...

I'm serious.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 24, 2021 04:09 PM (Q9lwr)

26 18 Why don't they count food and fuel in that? Everyone uses food, most people use fuel so why do they leave out the two most widely consumed things?

This makes no sense to me.
Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at November 24, 2021 04:08 PM (Vxu+H)

Because then people might stop and think about what is really going on. Can't have that! why, pitchforks may come out of storage!!

Posted by: Flyover at November 24, 2021 04:10 PM (Rbu5d)

27 Gas was $3.66 at a Wawa I passed today
Posted by: Skip at November 24, 2021 04:07 PM (2JoB


How much is a gobbler bowl this year??

Posted by: Doof at November 24, 2021 04:10 PM (mZUr4)

28 What did you tell him?

Ha, I avoid politics like the plague at work. Most of them are pretty left leaning so I'm going to have to let them figure it out on their own.

One amusing moment recently - in response to the clot shot mandate one Chinese guy (as in he is a Chinese national living in the US) asked if the company was going to make him get the booster too - because the first Pfizer double tap almost killed him.

Management sort of hemmed and hawwed and didn't give an answer.

Posted by: 18-1 at November 24, 2021 04:10 PM (ESjRY)

29 Talk about inflation! My danglies are twice as big as last year!

Posted by: Inflated Scrotum Guy at November 24, 2021 04:10 PM (7bRMQ)

30 Second look at Crypto, or should I invest in Paraguayan Guaranis?

Posted by: Kindltot at November 24, 2021 04:10 PM (P9T5R)

31 She already resigned...

I'm serious.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

so this is where they are sending harris

Posted by: confederatefifth at November 24, 2021 04:10 PM (K3ZCc)

32 Claiming that inflation is accelerating is just an evil Republican plot, you stupid peasants!

Posted by: The Biden Adminstration! at November 24, 2021 04:10 PM (I2/tG)

33 It's just a messaging problem.

NewsBusters
@newsbusters
Joe Biden is the president, but CNN seems to think that it's "not quite fair" to hold him accountable for the economic failures of his administration.

Lydia Switzer
@lydiaswitzer1
this is genuinely CNN's takeaway on Biden's terrible polling on inflation: Democrats have a "challenge" in "messaging their agenda" because Americans apparently just don't understand how good they have it.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 24, 2021 04:11 PM (FVME7)

34 Stretch your food dollar: Add dirt.

Posted by: klaftern at November 24, 2021 04:11 PM (taPSh)

35 CBD. I know. I just thought it funny she was on the job for about a day.

Posted by: Boss Moss at November 24, 2021 04:11 PM (KOlLu)

36 30 Second look at Crypto, or should I invest in Paraguayan Guaranis?
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Its been in a sell off for the last two weeks. Remember, Crypto can be fucked with just like the dollar.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 24, 2021 04:11 PM (OTXUv)

37 Stretch your food dollar: Add dirt.

We were going to tell you to eat bugs, but hey that works too.

Posted by: Your compassionate betters in the governing class at November 24, 2021 04:12 PM (ESjRY)

38 I would just like to offer Sweden's new Prime Minister a laurel and hardy welcome.

Posted by: Boss Moss at November 24, 2021 04:07 PM (KOlLu)

She already resigned...

I'm serious.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 24, 2021 04:09 PM (Q9lwr)

i agree with Boss Moss and oh my CBD, how do they run a country like that...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at November 24, 2021 04:12 PM (8D42x)

39 I WANT MONTY DOOM!! Only Monty can make it all understandable. Come back, Monty, come bacck!

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at November 24, 2021 04:12 PM (Vxu+H)

40 34 Stretch your food dollar: Add dirt.
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So the Haitian Keto Diet!

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 24, 2021 04:12 PM (OTXUv)

41 I just thought it funny she was on the job for about a day.

Posted by: Boss Moss at November 24, 2021 04:11 PM (KOlLu)

A strong and independent woman was driven out of office by horrid reactionary men!

Posted by: Feminists Everywhere at November 24, 2021 04:12 PM (Q9lwr)

42 Bought a box of kosher salt today.. 6 bucks....

Posted by: It's me donna at November 24, 2021 04:12 PM (L7jxG)

43 Hey, I have an idea!

On eBay:

VINTAGE WIN (Whip Inflation Now) 1976 PIN-BACK BUTTON & FOLD-OVER ~ GERALD FORD

Posted by: The Biden Adminstration! at November 24, 2021 04:13 PM (I2/tG)

44 I wonder how the child tax credit being given out monthly instead of yearly is figuring into spending? I don't remember when that started.

Posted by: Jordan61 at November 24, 2021 04:13 PM (Ez6QX)

45 Talk about inflation! My danglies are twice as big as last year!
Posted by: Inflated Scrotum Guy at November 24, 2021 04:10 PM (7bRMQ)

damn you Zombie for me understanding this reference...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at November 24, 2021 04:13 PM (8D42x)

46 Joe and Kamala are coming out to announce the Long Dark Holiday.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 24, 2021 04:13 PM (P9T5R)

47 Prices are up and consumers are spending more? It's a paradox, I tells ya!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at November 24, 2021 04:13 PM (kTF2Z)

48 Second look at Crypto, or should I invest in Paraguayan Guaranis?
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Its been in a sell off for the last two weeks. Remember, Crypto can be fucked with just like the dollar.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 24, 2021 04:11 PM


Yep, if you got into crypto a year ago and sold off a month ago you did good. If you are keeping it now thinking you are going to make some serious $$$$ you might want to rethink that position.

Posted by: Mister Scot (Formerly GWS) at November 24, 2021 04:13 PM (bVYXr)

49 Maybe new dollars could be made of 2% elastic.

Posted by: Boss Moss at November 24, 2021 04:14 PM (KOlLu)

50 42 Bought a box of kosher salt today.. 6 bucks....
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You've got to be kidding me. Fucking salt?

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 24, 2021 04:14 PM (OTXUv)

51 Of course consumer spending is up... Everything cost more

Posted by: It's me donna at November 24, 2021 04:14 PM (L7jxG)

52 18 Because under one of the Dem presidents inflation was roaring, so tat White House removed it from thir report and the media acquiesced to the new measure, cause heric truth tellers.

Posted by: Bete at November 24, 2021 04:14 PM (Ojki1)

53 You've got to be kidding me. Fucking salt?
Posted by: Puddin Head at November 24, 2021 04:14 PM (OTXUv)

Yup... Needed it for the turkey brine

Posted by: It's me donna at November 24, 2021 04:14 PM (L7jxG)

54 Put gas in there at it is well over 20%.

Posted by: Mister Scot (Formerly GWS) at November 24, 2021 04:09 PM (bVYXr)

Overstating the inflation rate is a typical white supremacist technique from the Jim Crow South.

Posted by: DNCTalkingpoints.com at November 24, 2021 04:15 PM (Q9lwr)

55 I went into a commodity pool... but check the price of cattle on the hoof. Look at the 5 year chart.
Now look at the price of beef.
Farmers sure aren't reaping any whirlwinds.

Posted by: MkY at November 24, 2021 04:15 PM (IF7/S)

56 Yep, if you got into crypto a year ago and sold off a month ago you did good. If you are keeping it now thinking you are going to make some serious $$$$ you might want to rethink that position.
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Everything in this market is a churn. There is no real value to buy other than things Biden Hates. See oil.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 24, 2021 04:15 PM (OTXUv)

57 I think it was the Hill just had an article that unemployment numbers are lower than they've been since 1969. Yeah, you just keep changing those definitions and we'll have the best economy, lowest consumer prices and highest GDP ever in the history of the country in no-time.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at November 24, 2021 04:15 PM (wAnMi)

58 Yep, if you got into crypto a year ago and sold off a month ago you did good. If you are keeping it now thinking you are going to make some serious $$$$ you might want to rethink that position.
Posted by: M


there is no way crypto is done

Posted by: confederatefifth at November 24, 2021 04:15 PM (K3ZCc)

59 She already resigned...

I'm serious.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo


Apparently, the coalition government collapsed. Sounds like Israel or Italy...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at November 24, 2021 04:15 PM (ZSK0i)

60 In a sane world I would wear my original WIN button out in public. Not a sane world.

Might wear it to family din-din tomorrow though.

Posted by: klaftern at November 24, 2021 04:15 PM (taPSh)

61 i agree with Boss Moss and oh my CBD, how do they run a country like that...

I have a friend from the middle east. He tells me his cousin got refugee status in Sweden (note: he wasn't fleeing from anything). They gave him a stipend and an apartment.

He hooked him with a Swedish girl and then started renting out his free apartment. He went back home for a "visit" and got married...which somehow the Swedish girl found out about and dumped him.

So...he moved to Italy and hooked up with another girl there - still getting his Swedish stipend (which he was sending to his wife) and renting out his apartment for his income.

What a wonderful system!

Posted by: 18-1 at November 24, 2021 04:15 PM (ESjRY)

62 It's time you got used to periodic goods shortages, like the progressive Europeans!

Posted by: The Biden Adminstration! at November 24, 2021 04:15 PM (I2/tG)

63 Brine washing turkey defeats dry bird.

Posted by: Boss Moss at November 24, 2021 04:15 PM (KOlLu)

64 Everything in this market is a churn. There is no real value to buy other than things Biden Hates. See oil.


this is what happens when there is no price discovery

Posted by: confederatefifth at November 24, 2021 04:16 PM (K3ZCc)

65 Saw a clip of some idiot on MSDNC saying that consumers were happy to spend more because wages were up. Stupidity should be painful.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at November 24, 2021 04:16 PM (kTF2Z)

66 Good. I want prices on everything to go thru the roof.

Make those blue bellies howl!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at November 24, 2021 04:17 PM (R/m4+)

67 Speaking of random shortages - last week all the local stores were out of saline - both the stuff you stick up your nose and the stuff you use for contact lenses. None of the clerks could tell me why...

Posted by: 18-1 at November 24, 2021 04:17 PM (ESjRY)

68 Shiba Inu.

Posted by: Boss Moss at November 24, 2021 04:17 PM (KOlLu)

69 I've noticed prices going up at the grocery store for a number of things. A gallon of milk is about a dollar more than it was when DJT was president.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at November 24, 2021 04:17 PM (OU+8W)

70 Wait prices are up by 5% but spending is only up by 1.3%. So people are actually buying less stuff?

Of course commies are always saying we'd all be happier if we lived simpler lives without always thinking the next gadget will improve our lives.

Having experienced the "gee this task is so much easier with a good tool" the commies are full of shit, its not like the crap product options have gone away.

Posted by: paleRider at November 24, 2021 04:17 PM (3cGpq)

71 It's time you got used to periodic goods shortages, like the progressive Europeans!
Posted by: The Biden Adminstration! at November 24, 2021 04:15 PM (I2/tG)



And also, or God's sake take a punch now and then. Don't be a pussy!

Posted by: Binger at November 24, 2021 04:17 PM (guGkK)

72 Part of the French Revolution cause was government monopoly on producing and selling salt.
Been a while since reading about that but salt price jogged memory.

Posted by: Skip at November 24, 2021 04:17 PM (2JoB8)

73 I have a friend from the middle east. He tells me his cousin got refugee status in Sweden (note: he wasn't fleeing from anything). They gave him a stipend and an apartment.

He hooked him with a Swedish girl and then started renting out his free apartment. He went back home for a "visit" and got married...which somehow the Swedish girl found out about and dumped him.

So...he moved to Italy and hooked up with another girl there - still getting his Swedish stipend (which he was sending to his wife) and renting out his apartment for his income.

What a wonderful system!
Posted by: 18-1

Eh, snowbillies! Whatcha gonna do?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 24, 2021 04:17 PM (FVME7)

74 Toilet paper is overrated!

When I grew up, we didn't have toilet paper, and we were better for it!

Posted by: Comrade Omarova, Biden Functionary! at November 24, 2021 04:17 PM (I2/tG)

75 You've got to be kidding me. Fucking salt?

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 24, 2021 04:14 PM (OTXUv)

They have that now?

Posted by: Salt Curious at November 24, 2021 04:18 PM (7bRMQ)

76 this is what happens when there is no price discovery
Posted by: confederatefifth at November 24, 2021 04:16 PM (K3ZCc)


I don't think even the Chicago school uses "price discovery"
I think the greatest use of crypto will be a form of NFT.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 24, 2021 04:18 PM (P9T5R)

77 Can I apply for political asylum in Sweden. I'm being opressed.

Posted by: Boss Moss at November 24, 2021 04:18 PM (KOlLu)

78 And also, or God's sake take a punch now and then. Don't be a pussy!

Being beaten and crippled by a Leftist mob is just part of life!

You just need to get used to it!

Posted by: Binger! at November 24, 2021 04:19 PM (I2/tG)

79 I say we kill Fauci, roast him and have a Luau. Maybe take some pictures and send them to Biden.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 24, 2021 04:19 PM (OTXUv)

80 You've got to be kidding me. Fucking salt?


you might want to see if your partner is good with this

Posted by: confederatefifth at November 24, 2021 04:19 PM (K3ZCc)

81 Real inflation is always higher than government numbers. Taxes are always higher than government numbers. Government spending is always higher than government numbers. Its almost like you can't trust government numbers.

Posted by: USNtakim deplorable still. at November 24, 2021 04:20 PM (0OmEj)

82
See ShadowStats. That guy does the inflation calculations the old way. They made two major changes to the CPI, one around 1980, and the other around 1992 or so. He calculates under both of the old methods.

Pre-80 inflation is running just a tad under 15%. That is, if we were calculating inflation the same way as we did in the '70s, we are at '70s inflation levels.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at November 24, 2021 04:20 PM (Mzdiz)

83 My wild-ass-guess for the real inflation rate...the one that counts ALL the stuff I buy...including fuel and food...is at least 20%.
How about you?


I'm going to guess at about 13%, but it is just a WAG.
There's other ways costs go up by hiding getting less. We all know about the weight of cans and packaged stuff, but check out the water content added to meats like chicken. Or speculate how much water was added to that absorbent diaper they put under the meat before the meat was packaged. Or see which cuts of meat suddenly have bone and a slightly different name for the same old roast but now with bone at the old price.

There's numerous ways to hide an increase in prices, but the part I like best is saying spending is UP by x%.
Of course it is! That's a feature of inflation. You spend more for the same lifestyle or less.

Winning!

Posted by: OneEyedJack at November 24, 2021 04:20 PM (MFphb)

84
Inflation. The administration plans to fix it by printing more money, and paying more people not to work.

Oil is scarce because the federal government is limiting production and transport. This will be fixed by releasing three days supply from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, i.e. "printing more oil."

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at November 24, 2021 04:20 PM (pfvi1)

85 Bought a box of kosher salt today.. 6 bucks....
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You've got to be kidding me. Fucking salt?
Posted by: Puddin Head at November 24, 2021 04:14 PM


3 lb Morton's Course Kosher salt
webstaurant.com $2.49
walmart.com $11.48

Posted by: Chuck C at November 24, 2021 04:20 PM (EughT)

86 RIP Thanksgiving plans. Felt a little sketchy last night. 100.8 temp. It's been a few years since I've had anything like this... c'mon immune system.. kick some ass

Posted by: A dude in MI at November 24, 2021 04:20 PM (/6GbT)

87 Part of the French Revolution cause was government monopoly on producing and selling salt.
Been a while since reading about that but salt price jogged memory.
Posted by: Skip at November 24, 2021 04:17 PM (2JoB


The Gabelle. The Republic abolished it until they wound up with hyperinflation due to overprinting, and then they brought it back at a higher level.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 24, 2021 04:21 PM (P9T5R)

88 What did Admiral Painter say?

Posted by: Eromero at November 24, 2021 04:21 PM (0OP+5)

89 Watch candy bars. When you see shrinkage of the product you know whats coming.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 24, 2021 04:21 PM (OTXUv)

90 Real inflation is always higher than government numbers. Taxes are always higher than government numbers. Government spending is always higher than government numbers. Its almost like you can't trust government numbers.

I don't know what you mean

Posted by: Democrat election totals at November 24, 2021 04:21 PM (kOpft)

91 What did Admiral Painter say?

Now is the time to start sucking dicks?

Oh, sorry, thought you meant me.

Posted by: Adm Levine at November 24, 2021 04:21 PM (ESjRY)

92 Do they also not understand people spend all their cash available *right fucking now* in a serious inflation surge, just to lock in prices before they grow out of reach?

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at November 24, 2021 04:21 PM (yJDo5)

93 you might want to see if your partner is good with this

Posted by: confederatefifth at November 24, 2021 04:19 PM (K3ZCc)

Don't use fucking salt if you're allergic to fucking salt. Call a doctor if fucking salt leads to redness.

Posted by: Friendly Neighborhood Salt Seller at November 24, 2021 04:21 PM (7bRMQ)

94 FWIW, give ammo a rest and get a freezer and food

Posted by: confederatefifth at November 24, 2021 04:21 PM (K3ZCc)

95 Can laser printers print more free shit.

Posted by: Boss Moss at November 24, 2021 04:21 PM (KOlLu)

96 You know times are tough when there have been multiple sightings of an ewok jogging down the street in his crocs, with a big screen TV balanced on one arm and a butterball turkey under the other.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at November 24, 2021 04:22 PM (BPuaD)

97 Toilet paper is overrated!

When I grew up, we didn't have toilet paper, and we were better for it!
Posted by: Comrade Omarova, Biden Functionary! at November 24, 2021 04:17 PM (I2/tG)]/i]

Use the 3 seashells method from Demolition Man.

Posted by: Doof at November 24, 2021 04:22 PM (mZUr4)

98 Brine washing turkey defeats dry bird.
Posted by: Boss Moss at November 24, 2021 04:15 PM (KOlLu)

This is true. My wife starting brining the Turkey last year and it was moist and tasty, much more so than previous years.

Posted by: Boswell at November 24, 2021 04:22 PM (5iUNf)

99 Never underestimate how much the Feds (under dimocrap scum) manipulate the Markets.

It's simple to do. Just buy-in when the Dow is down or short stocks when it's up.

They do it all the time even though they say they don't.

Dishonest scum. All of them

Posted by: Uncle Rick at November 24, 2021 04:22 PM (48/MM)

100 The Gabelle.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 24, 2021 04:21 PM (P9T5R)

It had been around forever. I wonder whether they jacked up the tax?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 24, 2021 04:22 PM (Q9lwr)

101
Pre-80 CPI was at 14.3% YoY in Oct, which is the highest level since 1980, incidentally.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at November 24, 2021 04:23 PM (Mzdiz)

102 it is easier to just buy it brined

Posted by: confederatefifth at November 24, 2021 04:23 PM (K3ZCc)

103 85 Bought a box of kosher salt today.. 6 bucks....
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You've got to be kidding me. Fucking salt?
Posted by: Puddin Head at November 24, 2021 04:14 PM

3 lb Morton's Course Kosher salt
webstaurant.com $2.49
walmart.com $11.48
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This has to be price gouging. No way an on the shelf item can be delievered to your house at less than 25% of the shelf price.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 24, 2021 04:23 PM (OTXUv)

104 89 Watch candy bars. When you see shrinkage of the product you know whats coming.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 24, 2021 04:21 PM
The increased the chocolate ration from 3/4 of an ounce to 1/2 of an ounce.

Posted by: Eromero at November 24, 2021 04:23 PM (0OP+5)

105 When you see shrinkage of the product you know whats coming.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 24, 2021 04:21 PM (OTXUv)

They were in the pool!

Posted by: George at November 24, 2021 04:24 PM (7bRMQ)

106 it is easier to just buy it brined

Posted by: confederatefifth at November 24, 2021 04:23 PM (K3ZCc)

Or dry-brine it, which I think makes it taste better (although still not good).

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 24, 2021 04:24 PM (Q9lwr)

107 My HMart buys (protein and produce) have gone up 40% in 2 months.
My Safeway and Aldi's buys have gone up about 20% in 2 months.

Thanksgiving products have been heavily discounted this month to hide that all the groceries have spent their time repricing the MSRP for all the other products in the stores...

Posted by: Nova local at November 24, 2021 04:24 PM (exHjb)

108 Remember, inflation benefits poor people, and screws the 1%!

Truly!

Posted by: AOC, Economic Genius! at November 24, 2021 04:24 PM (I2/tG)

109 Go long on polyester leisure suit futures.

Posted by: Boss Moss at November 24, 2021 04:24 PM (KOlLu)

110 The dollar is worth 15-20% less than it was 12 months ago.
Fight me!

This 5%-6% figure is nonsense.

Posted by: Blago at November 24, 2021 04:24 PM (8RdDn)

111 97 Toilet paper is overrated!

When I grew up, we didn't have toilet paper, and we were better for it!
Posted by: Comrade Omarova, Biden Functionary! at November 24, 2021 04:17 PM (I2/tG)]/i]

Use the 3 seashells method from Demolition Man.
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Buy a sponge and tie to a stick. Go Greek.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 24, 2021 04:24 PM (OTXUv)

112 Oh. Inflation is supposedly only 5% higher than last year and spending (on what?) is up 1.3% from last month?

I do think there is a bit of "oh well, the economy is going to tank, I may as well buy this gizmo I've always wanted, it's not like any saving will be worth shit" after some months of dread and watching to see what would happen. And some of that spending will be "shit, I better buy a generator, water storage, water purification system etc, we are becoming a 3rd world country and I can't count on having electricity or water from my faucet"

Posted by: paleRider at November 24, 2021 04:24 PM (3cGpq)

113
89 Watch candy bars. When you see shrinkage of the product you know whats coming.
Posted by: Puddin Head at November 24, 2021 04:21 PM (OTXUv)

----

When a candy bar becomes a candy suggestion.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at November 24, 2021 04:25 PM (pfvi1)

114
They were in the pool!


And tasty still!

Posted by: Bill Murray at November 24, 2021 04:25 PM (ESjRY)

115 Use the 3 seashells method from Demolition Man.
Posted by: Doof at November 24, 2021 04:22 PM (mZUr4)


I don't know how to use them.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at November 24, 2021 04:25 PM (AiZBA)

116 The Gabelle. The Republic abolished it until they wound up with hyperinflation due to overprinting, and then they brought it back at a higher level.

Posted by: Kindltot

Meet the New Boss, Just the Same as the Old Boss, Pete T.

Posted by: whig at November 24, 2021 04:25 PM (9hXN1)

117 So, they are saying that when things cost more, people spend more, and when people spend more, that means consumer confidence is high, and if consumer confidence is high, FJB is doing a great job with the economy? Am I connecting those dots the correct way?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 24, 2021 04:25 PM (9HRiP)

118 The govt has changed this calculation so much, but if you use the Carter years calculation we are over 18%.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 24, 2021 04:25 PM (r5BVk)

119 Well, the only inflation I'm worried about at the moment is the dough I made for bread from the recipe that Annalucia has in the Deplorable Gourmet. I'm waiting for it to rise. Fingers crossed, I haven't made bread in about 30 years.

My weekly grocery bill is $30 to $40 a week compared to a year ago, and gas in my AO is up about a buck and a half a gallon. Fueled up this week and left an "I Did That - Biden" sticker right next to the prices.

Posted by: Old Blue at November 24, 2021 04:26 PM (VNmG1)

120 Pre-80 CPI was at 14.3% YoY in Oct, which is the highest level since 1980, incidentally.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at November 24, 2021 04:23 P


Yet the Fed is keeping interest rates at historic lows. Odd, because in the past when inflation was running rampant they raised the rates to 20% to try and stop inflation. Less money chasing less goods and all of that but hey it's a democrat in office.

Posted by: Mister Scot (Formerly GWS) at November 24, 2021 04:26 PM (bVYXr)

121 Damn, read the content

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, load and make ready at November 24, 2021 04:26 PM (XvPQV)

122 At least I can safely talk about boobs now...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, load and make ready at November 24, 2021 04:26 PM (XvPQV)

123 Raggety Ann sneers at Doocey and says your turkey only cost a buck more.

Posted by: Mr Gaga at November 24, 2021 04:27 PM (KiBMU)

124 Fueled up this week and left an "I Did That - Biden" sticker right next to the prices.
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You need to add the Kamala sticker that says "I just suck."

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 24, 2021 04:27 PM (OTXUv)

125 Am I connecting those dots the correct way?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 24, 2021 04:25 PM (9HRiP)

Well, when you put it that way it does sound a little stupid, so expect a visit from a Bureau of Labor Statistics SWAT team tomorrow morning at 3:00am.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 24, 2021 04:27 PM (Q9lwr)

126 Trump: greatest economy in American history

Biden: worst economy since the great depression

BUT NO MEAN TWEETS!

Posted by: 18-1 at November 24, 2021 04:27 PM (ESjRY)

127 The Punchy administrations latest posturing - "you peasants don't know how good you have it!" will eventually give way to the typical Soviet style "your misery is all caused by the Kulaks!"

And that is when we all find out that they were actually the Kulaks all along, and not the peasants that we thought we were, much to our surprise.

Posted by: Boswell at November 24, 2021 04:27 PM (5iUNf)

128 I've amassed 70 lbs of rice so far.

Posted by: Boss Moss at November 24, 2021 04:27 PM (KOlLu)

129 Smoked ham I buy from Wally is up 8.33%

Posted by: Braenyard at November 24, 2021 04:28 PM (aurj9)

130 Yet the Fed is keeping interest rates at historic lows. Odd, because in the past when inflation was running rampant they raised the rates to 20% to try and stop inflation. Less money chasing less goods and all of that but hey it's a democrat in office.
Posted by: Mister Scot (Formerly GWS) at November 24, 2021 04:26 PM (bVYXr)

...

Even at the speed at which the Fed prints money we can't cover interest on our national debt if the rates go up even a little.

Posted by: TexasDan at November 24, 2021 04:28 PM (z9npv)

131 I would just like to offer Sweden's new Prime Minister a laurel and hardy welcome.

Posted by: Boss Moss at November 24, 2021 04:07 PM (KOlLu)

She already resigned...

I'm serious.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 24, 2021 04:09 PM (Q9lwr)

"For me, it is about respect, but I also do not want to lead a government where there may be grounds to question its legitimacy," Andersson told a news conference.

Dead boy or live girl?

Posted by: flounder at November 24, 2021 04:28 PM (SH2Zi)

132 I can even stay on topic while doing so:
I think Marta Mielczarska's breast implants probably cost at least 25% today than they did a year ago. Partly because they are done so well...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, load and make ready at November 24, 2021 04:28 PM (XvPQV)

133 25 gallons of diesel was 83 bucks today. Pre-Biden 55. Believe that's 50%

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at November 24, 2021 04:28 PM (oWBc3)

134 Bought a box of kosher salt today.. 6 bucks....
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You've got to be kidding me. Fucking salt?
Posted by: Puddin Head at November 24, 2021 04:14 PM (OTXUv)


That's about right. Only relatively cheap stuff is the regular iodized stuff. $6 for a 3 lb box is probably about a buck higher than last year at the same time.

Cheaper than Asin Tibuok! Which would actually make a good CBD food thread. Those little suckers go for $60 or so last I looked. I remember 30 some odd years ago before people heard of Himalayan pink salt - we used to get a mined salt - I think they just called it Tibetan salt, it was gray with spots of pink and yellow. Super tasty. I probably have 4-5 kinds of salt in my pantry right now.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at November 24, 2021 04:28 PM (wAnMi)

135 Raggety Ann sneers at Doocey and says your turkey only cost a buck more.

That does seem to be the lefty response to this - "hey we can all afford to pay 20% more for food right?"

Posted by: 18-1 at November 24, 2021 04:28 PM (ESjRY)

136 Go long on polyester leisure suit futures.
Posted by: Boss Moss

And platform shoes and disco! Woot, the 70's be back. Instead of a peanut farmer we have a grift farmer.

Posted by: Infidel at November 24, 2021 04:28 PM (pA4Ca)

137 Low information buyers = libs. They earn enough to not notice food prices - while sitting in their car waiting fifteen minutes for the grocery-buyer to deliver two bags of groceries to the open hatch-maw of their suv.

Posted by: 13times at November 24, 2021 04:28 PM (T8VQ6)

138 94 FWIW, give ammo a rest and get a freezer and food

Posted by: confederatefifth at November 24, 2021 04:21 PM
Bought 150 rounds today. That should be handy 'buying' stuff to eat.

Posted by: Eromero at November 24, 2021 04:28 PM (0OP+5)

139 I have a great idea! Move the decimal point over to the left by one place on everything related to the US dollar. Prices, bank accounts, loans... everything. Boom! Overnight everything is 10x cheaper! Inflation solved! Make me treasury Secretary!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 24, 2021 04:28 PM (9HRiP)

140 "your misery is all caused by the Kulaks!"

Hoarders, Wreckers, and the Unvaccinated!

Posted by: Zombie Joe! at November 24, 2021 04:29 PM (I2/tG)

141 Toilet paper is overrated!
When I grew up, we didn't have toilet paper, and we were better for it!
Posted by: Comrade Omarova

Use the 3 seashells method from Demolition Man.

Buy a sponge and tie to a stick. Go Greek.
Posted by: Puddin Head

Only truly country people know what two reds and a white means.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 24, 2021 04:29 PM (OCTRt)

142 122 At least I can safely talk about boobs now...
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, load and make ready at November 24, 2021 04:26 PM (XvPQV)

Is there inflation?

Posted by: TexasDan at November 24, 2021 04:29 PM (z9npv)

143 Frozen pizza I buy from Wally is up 9.33%.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 24, 2021 04:29 PM (aurj9)

144 Dead boy or live girl?

I'll take one of each. Speaking of which, were is Ashley? I think it is shower time with daddy!

Posted by: Joe Biden at November 24, 2021 04:29 PM (ESjRY)

145 Even off road diesel was $4 today.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 24, 2021 04:29 PM (9HRiP)

146 Gas was $5.11 per gal two days ago here in Santa Cruz county.
Funflation!

Posted by: wth at November 24, 2021 04:30 PM (v0R5T)

147 I've amassed 70 lbs of rice so far.
Posted by: Boss Moss at November 24, 2021 04:27 PM (KOlLu)


I don't know if I have THAT much, but I've got a lot. Quinoa, too.

Posted by: Jordan61 at November 24, 2021 04:30 PM (Ez6QX)

148 Toilet paper is overrated!
When I grew up, we didn't have toilet paper, and we were better for it!
Posted by: Comrade Omarova

Use the 3 seashells method from Demolition Man.

Buy a sponge and tie to a stick. Go Greek.
Posted by: Puddin Head
Only truly country people know what two reds and a white means.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 24, 2021 04:29 PM (OCTRt)

Keep it up, guys. You're on a roll!

Posted by: mrp at November 24, 2021 04:30 PM (6eRlp)

149 Buy a sponge and tie to a stick. Go Greek.
Posted by: Puddin Head

Point of order. You Go Greek, then clean...

Posted by: Shemp Smith at November 24, 2021 04:30 PM (dtDUH)

150 It had been around forever. I wonder whether they jacked up the tax?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 24, 2021 04:22 PM (Q9lwr)


I think the Gabelle was increased before the French revolution.
The crown was broke from spending and financing the US Revolution. The exchequer had been fudging the books for decades and I think they had lingering problems with the economy since the Mississippi bubble and their first attempt with fiat money. Added to that was an attempt to firm up tax revenues from a very splintered system that was defeating itself from internal excise taxes.
As usual, the government was out of money and couldn't find a thing on which to economize.

The Republic of course, had no money since they created their own land backed fiat that they were inflating as well as fighting small rebellions and the Austrians. Originally one of the promises was to end the salt tax, but of course it was too profitable.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 24, 2021 04:30 PM (P9T5R)

151 And platform shoes and disco! Woot, the 70's be back. Instead of a peanut farmer we have a grift farmer.
Posted by: Infidel at November 24, 2021 04:28 PM (pA4Ca)

I don't think I could take another Rick Dees "Disco Duck" - I might curl into a fetal ball and check out of life until the 80's return.

Posted by: Boswell at November 24, 2021 04:30 PM (5iUNf)

152 I think Marta Mielczarska's breast implants probably cost at least 25% today than they did a year ago. Partly because they are done so well...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, load and make ready at November 24, 2021 04:28 PM (XvPQV)

Oh...I think they were worth the money!

https://tinyurl.com/zhw7bakd

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 24, 2021 04:30 PM (Q9lwr)

153 Shadow Stats, which keeps track of how we USED to measure inflation in the 80's, puts inflation just under 15%.

Posted by: Romeo13 at November 24, 2021 04:30 PM (oHd/0)

154 People use deisel as home heating oil sometimes.

Posted by: Boss Moss at November 24, 2021 04:31 PM (KOlLu)

155 Yet the Fed is keeping interest rates at historic lows. Odd, because in the past when inflation was running rampant they raised the rates to 20% to try and stop inflation. Less money chasing less goods and all of that but hey it's a democrat in office.
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The best move is to get a fixed home mortage and buy the most house you can cover on the monthly. A couple of years later you will be golden.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 24, 2021 04:31 PM (OTXUv)

156 Strategic Reserve oil that Uncle Joe releasing is going to ... China and India. - starve peasant -

Posted by: Braenyard at November 24, 2021 04:32 PM (aurj9)

157
Inflation isn't ALL bad...

Posted by: The Paolo at November 24, 2021 04:32 PM (n+4am)

158 the best hedge against inflation is to very rich

Posted by: REDACTED at November 24, 2021 04:33 PM (us2H3)

159 Why don't they count food and fuel in that? Everyone uses food, most people use fuel so why do they leave out the two most widely consumed things?

This makes no sense to me.
Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at November 24, 2021 04:08 PM (Vxu+H)


They actually do include fuel and food, by they also make a calculation without those two because food and fuel are more volitile, and one of the main uses of the CPI is to measure inflation over longer periods of time for things like projecting future expenditures. It becomes useless if measuring from Jan '16 to Jan '17 shows 2.1% annual inflation, Jul '16 to Jul '17 shows 8% annual inflation, and Sep '16 to Sep '17 shows 2% annual inflation all because a events caused a spike in food and fuel prices in the summer.

Not to mention that long-run increases in food and fuel prices will end up spreading through the rest of the economy. Rising prices should mean workers eventually demand higher wages to keep up, forcing employers to raise prices on other goods and services.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at November 24, 2021 04:33 PM (wmDcS)

160 FWIW, give ammo a rest and get a freezer and food

Posted by: confederatefifth

We have a large upright freezer. Its too big for our family and takes up a lot of space. We are looking into downsizing and getting a smaller upright. The smaller ones cost more now than our old one did 20 yrs ago.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at November 24, 2021 04:33 PM (Vxu+H)

161 Best Buy now shits their own bed.

https://gettr.com/post/phrbe2ff8a

Who do they think spends the most $$ in their stores?
Hint: It ain't BLM

Posted by: Frank Luntz at November 24, 2021 04:34 PM (DiVy8)

162 Raggety Ann sneers at Doocey and says your turkey only cost a buck more.
Posted by: Mr Gaga at November 24, 2021 04:27 PM (KiBMU)
.......

But it's one of those midget turkeys.

Posted by: wth at November 24, 2021 04:34 PM (v0R5T)

163 My weekly grocery bill is $30 to $40 a week compared to a year ago, and gas in my AO is up about a buck and a half a gallon. Fueled up this week and left an "I Did That - Biden" sticker right next to the prices.
Posted by: Old Blue at November 24, 2021 04:26 PM (VNmG1)


I have yet to see a sticker out in the wild, almost surprised. Then again, I just frequent 2-3 stations with the cheapest damned gas I can find. Chevron/Shell is easily $.50 gal more. Some stations might just clean up more often or not incur the wrath of the plebs.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at November 24, 2021 04:34 PM (wAnMi)

164 Try being on a fixed income. SSDI checks don't go very far. Rent is only up 200 dollars. We are lucky rents have gone out of control here.

Posted by: USNtakim deplorable still. at November 24, 2021 04:34 PM (0OmEj)

165 154 People use deisel as home heating oil sometimes.
Posted by: Boss Moss at November 24, 2021 04:31 PM (KOlLu)

oh really, did not know that

* 2X facepalm*

Posted by: REDACTED at November 24, 2021 04:34 PM (us2H3)

166 Yet the Fed is keeping interest rates at historic lows. Odd, because in the past when inflation was running rampant they raised the rates to 20% to try and stop inflation. Less money chasing less goods and all of that but hey it's a democrat in office.
Posted by: Mister Scot (Formerly GWS) at November 24, 2021 04:26 PM (bVYXr)


They have to keep it low, otherwise they can't afford the interest on the debt. Eventually they will have to default or renegotiate.
If Trump gets in he will renegotiate since he is good at that, and he was successful the last couple of times he did it.

We have to standard options: Devalue the currency or default on payments. Otherwise negotiate a change to the repayments.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 24, 2021 04:34 PM (P9T5R)

167 Inflation isn't ALL bad...
Posted by: The Paolo at November 24, 2021 04:32 PM (n+4am)

Wouldn't the Paolo, how you say, enjoy a tighter purse?

Posted by: Boswell at November 24, 2021 04:34 PM (5iUNf)

168 We have a large upright freezer. Its too big for our family and takes up a lot of space. We are looking into downsizing and getting a smaller upright. The smaller ones cost more now than our old one did 20 yrs ago.
Posted by: M


it is better to have a freezer that is too big than not big enough

Posted by: confederatefifth at November 24, 2021 04:34 PM (K3ZCc)

169 buying half a cow is going to wind up costing about $5/lb....about the same as retail. If the price goes to $6/lb for hamburger, I may go ahead and buy a quarter cow and freeze it.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, load and make ready at November 24, 2021 04:35 PM (XvPQV)

170 We have a large upright freezer. Its too big for our family and takes up a lot of space. We are looking into downsizing and getting a smaller upright. The smaller ones cost more now than our old one did 20 yrs ago.
Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at November 24, 2021 04:33 PM (Vxu+H)

I'd hang onto that if you possibly can.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, load and make ready at November 24, 2021 04:36 PM (XvPQV)

171 buying half a cow is going to wind up costing about $5/lb....about the same as retail. If the price goes to $6/lb for hamburger, I may go ahead and buy a quarter cow and freeze it.
Posted by: M



it is nice that you have a better understanding of what you are getting if you buy the entire thing.

Posted by: confederatefifth at November 24, 2021 04:36 PM (K3ZCc)

172 People use deisel as home heating oil sometimes.

Posted by: Boss Moss at November 24, 2021 04:31 PM


People did that when we lived in Connecticut and most houses had fuel oil for heat. if you got caught with undyed diesel in your tank your a$$ was in a huge sling with $5,000 fines.

Posted by: Mister Scot (Formerly GWS) at November 24, 2021 04:36 PM (bVYXr)

173 Even postage went up.

Posted by: torabora at November 24, 2021 04:36 PM (J6igU)

174 They actually do include fuel and food, by they also make a calculation without those two because food and fuel are more volitile, and one of the main uses of the CPI is to measure inflation over longer periods of time for things like projecting future expenditures.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at November 24, 2021 04:33 PM (wmDcS)

The CPI is calculated without fuel, food, and some utility prices.

There are other measures, but when was the last time you saw a news article about them?

It's a scam, and I think it's a pretty obvious one.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 24, 2021 04:36 PM (Q9lwr)

175 169 buying half a cow is going to wind up costing about $5/lb....about the same as retail. If the price goes to $6/lb for hamburger, I may go ahead and buy a quarter cow and freeze it.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, load and make ready at November 24, 2021 04:35 PM (XvPQV)

why buy a cow when you can marry one ??

Posted by: REDACTED at November 24, 2021 04:37 PM (us2H3)

176 Best Buy now shits their own bed.
https://gettr.com/post/phrbe2ff8a
Who do they think spends the most $$ in their stores?
Hint: It ain't BLM
Posted by: Frank Luntz at November 24, 2021 04:34 PM (DiVy


"Steadfast Together"? Seriously? Because this is exactly the opposite.

LOL, I had just seen a looting video of a BB in the bay area and was looking for it, but saw that Jeremy at the Quartering is reporting a huge hit on BB stocks after this little statement:
https://youtu.be/ESHQgOWww5A

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at November 24, 2021 04:37 PM (wAnMi)

177 why buy a cow when you can marry one ??
Posted by: REDACTED at November 24, 2021 04:37 PM (us2H3)

I....what?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, load and make ready at November 24, 2021 04:38 PM (XvPQV)

178 The voters in Portland's county, in their infinite wisdom, decided to fund universal preschool via a 4% county income tax.

But don't worry, the tax will only be collected from rich people - it's only on your income over $125,000 a year.

You'll be amazed how many rich people there will be in Portland in a few years!

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 24, 2021 04:38 PM (I2/tG)

179

Old refrigerators are excellent for overflow storage of firearms, ammo, hobos and hookers.

Posted by: H. Lector, Esq. at November 24, 2021 04:38 PM (dtDUH)

180 Yes; The new Swedish PM resigned because there was a collapse in the coalition government and she said "she didn't feel respected" which sounds like a stupid thing to say:

tinyurl.com/yw628m7w

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 24, 2021 04:38 PM (poMoX)

181 Old refrigerators are excellent for overflow storage of firearms, ammo, hobos and hookers.

Also fully vaccinated orphans!

Posted by: Anthony Fauci at November 24, 2021 04:39 PM (ESjRY)

182 CBD, I think 20% is pretty damn close.

Posted by: Muad'dib at November 24, 2021 04:39 PM (sjdRT)

183 "Real" inflation measured the old school way is about 15%. BLS changed how it is calculated back the 1990's. Some non gov. Experts still track it using the old approach and estimate it is about 15% now.

Long story short, BLS started incorporating substitution effects into CPI. For example, if steak increases in price, you will buy more ground beef instead. Or chicken. This effect cushions the price impact of steak going up.

The 6% inflation as measured by CPI only exists if you downgrade your purchasing habits (replace some steak with chicken). Holding your spending patterns constant (aka the pre Boskin Commission method) results in 15% inflation.

Posted by: DC Red Resistance at November 24, 2021 04:39 PM (breoX)

184 The Swedish Prime Minister decided to go her own way.

Posted by: Boss Moss at November 24, 2021 04:40 PM (KOlLu)

185 They keep making changes to how unemployment and inflation are calculated, and it seems to ALWAYS make the numbers look better for the person or party in power.

Let we know when they make a change that actually increases these numbers.

It's above my paygrade, but I've seen all sorts of articles saying how if we used the same methodology we did in the early 80's, these numbers would be way, way worse.

Posted by: Blago at November 24, 2021 04:40 PM (8RdDn)

186 I think 20% is pretty damn close.

Posted by: Muad'dib at November 24, 2021 04:39 PM (sjdRT)

I'm going to have to increase my drinking by 20% to compensate.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 24, 2021 04:40 PM (Q9lwr)

187 The CPI is calculated without fuel, food, and some utility prices.

There are other measures, but when was the last time you saw a news article about them?

It's a scam, and I think it's a pretty obvious one.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 24, 2021 04:36 PM (Q9lwr)


This is wrong. Both are included in the CPI. You can go to the BLS website and look up the most recent release and it has a table on the second page. The first line below "all items" in the table is "food." After that is "energy."



Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at November 24, 2021 04:40 PM (wmDcS)

188 I should have married a cow, at least I'd still be squeezing her tits.

Posted by: wth at November 24, 2021 04:40 PM (v0R5T)

189 Other than short term living expenses, do not keep any of your wealth in dollars. The purchasing power is melting like an ice cube.

Convert your wealth to hard assets that can't be debased.

Posted by: Bitcoin Fixes Everything at November 24, 2021 04:41 PM (L9Ewk)

190 I should have married a cow, at least I'd still be squeezing her tits.

Trust me, that's not the only fun you can have with 'em!

Posted by: Some Scotsmen at November 24, 2021 04:41 PM (ESjRY)

191 I fear a Vapeocalypse may be beginning.

Posted by: Boss Moss at November 24, 2021 04:41 PM (KOlLu)

192 Dollar Store now charges 1.25
Totally NOT inflation

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at November 24, 2021 04:41 PM (ifXzM)

193 I think that, if we use the pre-obozo model of CPI, inflation is at least 20%.

Posted by: Archer at November 24, 2021 04:41 PM (gmo/4)

194 The best move is to get a fixed home mortage and buy the most house you can cover on the monthly. A couple of years later you will be golden.

Posted by: Puddin Head

Short run strategy is to flee to tangible goods and borrow at fixed rates. But, in the long run, inflation ends in an economic collapse. Hyper inflation simply gets you there sooner. The reset will occur when other countries require goods rather than paper to repay currency. Loss of reserve status of US currency will amplify the collapse as those dollars get repatriated or repudiated. Voila, Argentina or Turkey at best, Venezuela or Zimbabwe at worst.

Posted by: whig at November 24, 2021 04:42 PM (9hXN1)

195 I'd hang onto that if you possibly can.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards

See your point but it really is too big. We can't even keep it half full. My nephew has a family of five, hunts deer, keeps tame rabbits and chickens. He gives me free eggs. His fam needs freezer space more than we do.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at November 24, 2021 04:42 PM (Vxu+H)

196 Isn't it the "moo moo" nic that likes to say they LOVE inflation because their investments going up 20% is way worth it even if their grocery bill goes up 20%?

Its definitely short sighted.

Posted by: Blago at November 24, 2021 04:42 PM (8RdDn)

197 187 The CPI is calculated without fuel, food, and some utility prices.

There are other measures, but when was the last time you saw a news article about them?

It's a scam, and I think it's a pretty obvious one.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 24, 2021 04:36 PM (Q9lwr)

This is wrong. Both are included in the CPI. You can go to the BLS website and look up the most recent release and it has a table on the second page. The first line below "all items" in the table is "food." After that is "energy."

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at November 24, 2021 04:40 PM (wmDcS)

I think that CBD meant to write 'Core CPI', which is pretty much as he described it.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at November 24, 2021 04:42 PM (/E/BW)

198 Been a few years but it's while not far off diesel and home heating fuel, taxes are totally different. I get a delivery of heating oil soon it won't be $4 a gallon I think I saw at Wawa today. But know some years ago we were taking out a fuel tank from a basement and guy took remaining fuel for his backhoe.

Posted by: Skip at November 24, 2021 04:43 PM (2JoB8)

199 there isn't really an inflation rate, because inflation is a vector, not a scalar

different things have changed price by different amounts

technology has allowed the nominal price of some things to do down in spite of money debasement, but they are sill pricier than they would be without the money printing

Posted by: Bitcoin Fixes Everything at November 24, 2021 04:43 PM (L9Ewk)

200 I even like the smell of gold.

Posted by: William Devane at November 24, 2021 04:44 PM (v0R5T)

201 Perhaps I lean a bit towards the overly pessimistic, but I would hesitate to rush out and buy another freezer, as they require electricity (see: Cuba, Venezuela). In fact, I've been moving as much stuff out of the freezer and into jars as possible, both to make room for (hopefully) this year's venison, and as a hedge against possible power shortages.

Prudence would seem to dictate that one would be better advised to purchase more food, then find alternate methods of storage (can the meat, dehydrate the veggies, etc.)

Posted by: Pennsyltucky at November 24, 2021 04:44 PM (lNHqD)

202
The purchase price of smaller freezer will never be recuperated by the energy savings.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 24, 2021 04:44 PM (aurj9)

203 I even like the smell of gold.

You remind me of someone.

Posted by: Austin Powers at November 24, 2021 04:44 PM (ESjRY)

204 But, in the long run, inflation ends in an economic collapse.

The more inflation you have, the more you shift to a cash-only economy away from a credit economy, which shrinks the economy massively.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 24, 2021 04:44 PM (I2/tG)

205 Home heating oil is just diesel with dye in it.

Posted by: Archer at November 24, 2021 04:45 PM (gmo/4)

206 Posted by: Bitcoin Fixes Everything
.......

But a doggy coin will always love you.

Posted by: wth at November 24, 2021 04:45 PM (v0R5T)

207 Gold prices seem steady.

Posted by: Boss Moss at November 24, 2021 04:45 PM (KOlLu)

208 Isn't it the "moo moo" nic that likes to say they LOVE inflation because their investments going up 20% is way worth it even if their grocery bill goes up 20%?

Its definitely short sighted.

Posted by: B


it is a thing that depends

Posted by: confederatefifth at November 24, 2021 04:45 PM (K3ZCc)

209 Stupidity should be painful.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at November 24, 2021 04:16 PM (kTF2Z)

Oh it WILL be.

Posted by: Gods of the Copybook Headings at November 24, 2021 04:45 PM (RLLZj)

210 Prudence would seem to dictate that one would be better advised to purchase more food, then find alternate methods of storage (can the meat, dehydrate the veggies, etc.)

Posted by: Pennsyltucky

I am afraid that you are correct. Energy prices will continue to escalate.

Posted by: whig at November 24, 2021 04:45 PM (9hXN1)

211 205 Home heating oil is just diesel with dye in it.

makes sense, because it's going to make all of us die.

Posted by: Greta Thunberg at November 24, 2021 04:45 PM (v3pYe)

212 Supplies I buy at Hobby have gone up almost 50%. Especially the spacer type beads I that I use between regular beads. Made by Metal Gallery they repackaged everything and now charge twice what they were.

Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at November 24, 2021 04:46 PM (nxdel)

213 Based solely upon my limited observation, I believe this is correct; shops are packed. But as time goes on I expect the packed shops to drain out and I suspect, but am not certain, that this year's Christmas Shopping is going to be down from Trump years.

But as we all know from Al Gore, inflation is caused because "there's too much consumin' going on!"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 24, 2021 04:46 PM (KZzsI)

214 So, here is mental illness up close:

The liquor producer of the Rittenhouse brand of whiskey came out today with an official statement that they were "disappointed" that people would purchase their product in support of Kyle Rittenhouse.

What debilitating mental disease must you possess to think it was a good idea to make that statement? Seriously, whoever that demented soul was who thought it would be cool to suck up to the very people who don't buy the product that supports their employment by shitting on those who do ought to be immediately fired - like into the sun using a space cannon...

Posted by: Boswell at November 24, 2021 04:46 PM (5iUNf)

215 See your point but it really is too big. We can't even keep it half full. My nephew has a family of five, hunts deer, keeps tame rabbits and chickens. He gives me free eggs. His fam needs freezer space more than we do.
Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at November 24, 2021 04:42 PM (Vxu+H)

Well keeping it in the family counts.
Luck to you on shopping. Check out Home Depot, of all places, had pretty affordable freezers in a wide variety of sizes.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, load and make ready at November 24, 2021 04:46 PM (XvPQV)

216 I bought enough food to feel I could weather a few months. Don't want to really stock up till I find out if I will be moving. I have been buying cold weather clothes.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at November 24, 2021 04:47 PM (YynYJ)

217 I for one, look forward to serving our new Black Market overlords.

Posted by: wth at November 24, 2021 04:47 PM (v0R5T)

218 I stayed at a Microtel. They had waffles, and they were so good. I bought waffle fixings.

Posted by: Boss Moss at November 24, 2021 04:47 PM (KOlLu)

219 204 "But, in the long run, inflation ends in an economic collapse."

The more inflation you have, the more you shift to a cash-only economy away from a credit economy, which shrinks the economy massively.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 24, 2021 04:44 PM (I2/tG)

Which is not because debt itself somehow adds value but because it keeps transaction speed up. Like a lubricant or grease. Much like how using currency allowed for more economic activity than a barter system.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at November 24, 2021 04:47 PM (z5Vrg)

220 I think that CBD meant to write 'Core CPI', which is pretty much as he described it.
Posted by: Darrell Harris at November 24, 2021 04:42 PM (/E/BW)


The accusation was that the government is deliberately excluding food and fuel from inflation calculations, which simply isn't true. They do collect that information, and include it in the CPI-U, which is a very commonly used index. They do calculate inflation without it as well, but as stated above, there are legitimate reasons why you might want to exclude food and fuel, especially if you're looking at long-term trends.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at November 24, 2021 04:47 PM (wmDcS)

221 Gas was $3.66 at a Wawa I passed today
Posted by: Skip at November 24, 2021 04:07 PM (2JoB

I'd kill for $3.66 gas! That's where it was fir me before all this.

Posted by: InCali at November 24, 2021 04:48 PM (ov5G+)

222 189 Convert your wealth to hard assets that can't be debased.

protip: math is hard

Posted by: Bitcoin at November 24, 2021 04:48 PM (sGtp+)

223 This is wrong. Both are included in the CPI.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at November 24, 2021 04:40 PM (wmDcS)

I think you are cherry-picking. Just look at the bolded quotation. They are not using the total CPI, they are using the numbers minus food and energy (sort of).

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 24, 2021 04:48 PM (Q9lwr)

224 What debilitating mental disease must you possess to think it was a good idea to make that statement? Seriously, whoever that demented soul was who thought it would be cool to suck up to the very people who don't buy the product that supports their employment by shitting on those who do ought to be immediately fired - like into the sun using a space cannon...

Posted by: Boswell

Marketing people are Millennials is the easiest explanation and are often AWFLs prone to making 'statements' that actively hurt the finances of the companies making them.

Posted by: whig at November 24, 2021 04:48 PM (9hXN1)

225 if you are getting a new freezer get a chest freezer

Posted by: confederatefifth at November 24, 2021 04:48 PM (K3ZCc)

226 In case no ones mentioned it, regular guy Joe Biden is spending Thanksgiving at the Nantucket home of billionaire David Rubinstein.

Posted by: Ktgreat at November 24, 2021 04:49 PM (AD3JT)

227 The liquor producer of the Rittenhouse brand of whiskey came out today with an official statement that they were "disappointed" that people would purchase their product in support of Kyle Rittenhouse.

They're off the list.

Posted by: Capital Eff believes #RonnaMustGo #McCarthyMustGo #McConnellMustGo at November 24, 2021 04:49 PM (DiVy8)

228 What is the deal with kosher salt for brining anyway? Iodized salt or the anti-caking additives in table salt gives a bit of a wonky taste? You are dissolving the salt so the larger crystals do nothing in a brine. Just curious. I use feed salt for my brine, and for coarse salt for scrubbing cast iron etc.

Posted by: paleRider at November 24, 2021 04:49 PM (3cGpq)

229 >there isn't really an inflation rate, because inflation is a vector, not a scalar

Posted by: Bitcoin Fixes Everything at November 24, 2021 04:43 PM (L9Ewk)

wat

Mind telling me what the directional component of that measurement is?

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at November 24, 2021 04:50 PM (cSs/W)

230 you are getting a new freezer get a chest freezer
Posted by: confederatefifth

Why?

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at November 24, 2021 04:50 PM (Vxu+H)

231 NewNeo has short article up Brooks bail NOW is $5 Mil
At least poor Black guy can't afford bail so let him out didn't happen this time.
Wisconsin have death penalty?

Posted by: Skip at November 24, 2021 04:50 PM (2JoB8)

232 I'm not completely pessimistic on the inflation front yet.

Eventually economic activity hits a wall as people just don't like spending $70 at McDonalds.

But we can't just have this level of spending and not have consequences. And the FED is going to wait until it's "too late" before they take the punch bowl away.

Posted by: Blago at November 24, 2021 04:50 PM (8RdDn)

233 212 Supplies I buy at Hobby have gone up almost 50%. Especially the spacer type beads I that I use between regular beads. Made by Metal Gallery they repackaged everything and now charge twice what they were.

Posted by: Jewells45

Transport and carrying costs for inventory are soaring for businesses as I suspect a lot of Hobby Lobby stuff is made in China. Labor, when you can get it, costs are soaring as well. Eventually you get into panic buying where someone's paycheck is immediately spent before the goods get more expensive.

Posted by: whig at November 24, 2021 04:50 PM (9hXN1)

234 What debilitating mental disease must you possess to think it was a good idea to make that statement?

Posted by: Boswell at November 24, 2021 04:46 PM (5iUNf)

It was undoubtedly made by someone who thinks that Twitter represents America.

As a few people have already pointed out, they could have just...you know...shut the fuck up about it and everything would have been fine.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 24, 2021 04:51 PM (Q9lwr)

235 >What debilitating mental disease must you possess to think it was a good idea to make that statement? Seriously, whoever that demented soul was who thought it would be cool to suck up to the very people who don't buy the product that supports their employment by shitting on those who do ought to be immediately fired - like into the sun using a space cannon...
Posted by: Boswell at November 24, 2021 04:46 PM (5iUNf)

Did you miss the saga of Black Rifle Coffee Company?

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at November 24, 2021 04:51 PM (cSs/W)

236 Why?
Posted by: M

they retain cold better

Posted by: confederatefifth at November 24, 2021 04:51 PM (K3ZCc)

237 In case no ones mentioned it, regular guy Joe Biden is spending Thanksgiving at the Nantucket home of billionaire David Rubinstein.
Posted by: Ktgreat at November 24, 2021 04:49 PM (AD3JT)
........

For his sake, I hope David has a guest bathroom.

Posted by: wth at November 24, 2021 04:52 PM (v0R5T)

238 either way rittenhouse supports blm

Posted by: confederatefifth at November 24, 2021 04:52 PM (K3ZCc)

239 Chest vs Upright Freezer

https://www.fixr.com/comparisons/chest-vs-upright-freezer

Posted by: SMH while awaiting His return at November 24, 2021 04:52 PM (/gpPe)

240 So jury works in Georgia but caused angst in Wisconsin. Got it

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at November 24, 2021 04:52 PM (oWBc3)

241 Why?
Posted by: M

they retain cold better
Posted by: confederatefifth


Kk. Thanks.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at November 24, 2021 04:52 PM (Vxu+H)

242 you are getting a new freezer get a chest freezer
Posted by: confederatefifth

Why?
Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at November 24, 2021 04:50 PM (Vxu+H)



C5 forgot to say that they store bodies more easily.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at November 24, 2021 04:52 PM (ZSK0i)

243 And guest sheets.

Posted by: Boss Moss at November 24, 2021 04:53 PM (KOlLu)

244 See pee?

Aye.

Posted by: Bidenomics 101 at November 24, 2021 04:53 PM (6FeV1)

245 Nothing is better for business than a hearty fuck you to your consumers.

Posted by: USNtakim deplorable still. at November 24, 2021 04:53 PM (0OmEj)

246 Gold prices seem steady.

Posted by: Boss Moss at November 24, 2021 04:45 PM


Silver is too, but the retail price over spot is about 1/3 the cost of the silver. We are paying a 30% premium to buy actual silver which indicates something is seriously broken.

Posted by: Mister Scot (Formerly GWS) at November 24, 2021 04:53 PM (bVYXr)

247 Thanks.
Posted by: M


when you open the lid, the cold stays in the freezer, since cold is heavier the warm air

Posted by: confederatefifth at November 24, 2021 04:54 PM (K3ZCc)

248 Chest vs Upright Freezer

https://www.fixr.com/comparisons/chest-vs-upright-freezer
Posted by: SMH while awaiting His return at November 24, 2021 04:52 PM (/gpPe)


I have a chest freezer. It's a giant pain to get to things on the bottom.

Posted by: Jordan61 at November 24, 2021 04:54 PM (Ez6QX)

249 C5 forgot to say that they store bodies more easily.
Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at November 24, 2021 04:52 PM (ZSK0i)

- is that a chest freezer?

- chest, head, arms, legs, hell i can fit everything in there!

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 24, 2021 04:54 PM (6FeV1)

250 240 So jury works in Georgia but caused angst in Wisconsin. Got it

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks

That is equity for you rather than rule of law.

Posted by: whig at November 24, 2021 04:54 PM (9hXN1)

251 234 As a few people have already pointed out, they could have just...you know...shut the fuck up about it and everything would have been fine.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 24, 2021 04:51 PM (Q9lwr)

=========

"Sir, we're trending on social media."
"Get back to work."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, holy crap, John Ford made a lot of movies in the 1930s at November 24, 2021 04:54 PM (3EWns)

252 That last thing any company should do is encourage people to NOT buy their product. That's just... brain dead economics .00001

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 24, 2021 04:55 PM (KZzsI)

253 237-

David has a COMPOUND, NYP will have you know ,that the entire feral Biden klan has stayed at/on every Thanksgiving since the 70's.

Posted by: Ktgreat at November 24, 2021 04:55 PM (AD3JT)

254 SMH!!

Posted by: confederatefifth at November 24, 2021 04:55 PM (K3ZCc)

255 A helpful message about discrimination, from the Salvation Army:

-----
Discrimination in healthcare: the COVID19 pandemic has been particularly grim for People Of Color, especially Black Americans.
-----

Your first reaction might be to call it absurd to equate any inequality in outcome with discrimination. You might feel your blood pressure rising as you contemplate the absurdity.

If you react this way, please consult our helpful guide to the sympathetic nervous system, and the role the fight-or-flight response plays in conversations about race.

Posted by: The Salvation Army at November 24, 2021 04:55 PM (sGnvY)

256 whig, oh I have no doubt. I hate that I have to use China made products but there just not any competition here to make beads and other stuff. At least I know the leather I buy is made in the USA.

Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at November 24, 2021 04:55 PM (nxdel)

257 Like Soros, I'm short to US dollar and long the Zimbabwean $100 trillion note version 2.0 -- the new one with Obama's mug on it.

Posted by: ShainS -- Let's Poop Brandon! (Non Compos Anus) at November 24, 2021 04:55 PM (wsx8x)

258

Rittenhouse Whiskey + Black Rifle Coffee make an excellent pickling liquid for eyeballs, ovaries and other similar small firm organ meats.

Posted by: H. Lector, Esq. at November 24, 2021 04:56 PM (dtDUH)

259 98 My wife starting brining the Turkey last year
Posted by: Boswell at November 24, 2021 04:22 PM (5iUNf)

Twelve months seems like a long time to be brining that bird.

Posted by: m at November 24, 2021 04:56 PM (cME97)

260 Keeping freezer in the family. Good.

Suggestion: Even if it costs a little more search and find a freezer without transistors or chips.

Go Analogue.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 24, 2021 04:56 PM (aurj9)

261 fwiw, I hate nantucktt more than the hamptns

Posted by: confederatefifth at November 24, 2021 04:56 PM (K3ZCc)

262
I should have married a cow, at least I'd still be squeezing her tits.


*****

Lactose Intolerance

An overly sexualized cow
Threw a tantrum and caused quite a row
She said, "Hey there brudder!
Get yer hands off my udder!
You need written consent for that now."

Posted by: Muldoon at November 24, 2021 04:57 PM (m45I2)

263 I have a chest freezer. It's a giant pain to get to things on the bottom.
Posted by: Jordan61
___

We bought one two months ago.

Yeah, it's a pain, but I like the space.

Posted by: SMH while awaiting His return at November 24, 2021 04:57 PM (/gpPe)

264 I am afraid that you are correct. Energy prices will continue to escalate.
Posted by: whig at November 24, 2021 04:45 PM (9hXN1)

Inflationary times always start with a shock to energy prices - the means of production and delivery immediately increase, leading to upward pricing pressures every.

The laugh is that energy is relatively cheap to obtain and only by political foolishness does it become scarce - or as Heinlein says, by "bad luck."

Posted by: Boswell at November 24, 2021 04:57 PM (5iUNf)

265 I have a chest freezer. It's a giant pain to get to things on the bottom.
Posted by: Jordan61 at November 24, 2021 04:54 PM (Ez6QX)


Chest freezers seem to be most convenient for that moose or deer. Big chunks you don't access often. Even the ones I've seen that try to do the sliding shelf and compartment thing aren't particularly easy. But they're really the way to go for long-term freezing.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at November 24, 2021 04:57 PM (wAnMi)

266 237-
David has a COMPOUND, NYP will have you know ,that the entire feral Biden klan has stayed at/on every Thanksgiving since the 70's.
Posted by: Ktgreat at November 24, 2021 04:55 PM (AD3JT)
........

Even Hunter? PARTAY!

Posted by: wth at November 24, 2021 04:57 PM (v0R5T)

267 Suggestion: Even if it costs a little more search and find a freezer without transistors or chips.

"BUt I cAn AcCeSs mY FreEzeR WiTh my PHoNe!!!!"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 24, 2021 04:57 PM (KZzsI)

268 Hey c5. : )

Posted by: SMH while awaiting His return at November 24, 2021 04:58 PM (/gpPe)

269 We finalized our destination today. Proceeds from the sale of the house will give us time to figure out what to do once we get there. In three weeks we'll cross the state line and I'll never set foot in Illinois again. Ever.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at November 24, 2021 04:58 PM (kTF2Z)

270 Keeping freezer in the family.

-
I've got some family I'd like to keep in the freezer.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 24, 2021 04:58 PM (FVME7)

271 Prudence would seem to dictate that one would be better advised to purchase more food, then find alternate methods of storage (can the meat, dehydrate the veggies, etc.)
Posted by: Pennsyltucky

Charcuterie. I'm learning and smoking, salting, canning, all I can.

Posted by: MkY at November 24, 2021 04:58 PM (Foq6I)

272 We finalized our destination today.

where?

Posted by: confederatefifth at November 24, 2021 04:58 PM (K3ZCc)

273 I have a chest freezer. It's a giant pain to get to things on the bottom.
Posted by: Jordan61 at November 24, 2021 04:54 PM (Ez6QX)
------------

Upright, no question.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 24, 2021 04:58 PM (aurj9)

274 >>fwiw, I hate nantucktt more than the hamptns

I love Nantucket, hate the Hamptons.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 24, 2021 04:58 PM (ZLI7S)

275 261 fwiw, I hate nantucktt more than the hamptns

just folded space from nantucket. many girls on nantucket. better than the ones on the hamptons.

Posted by: Third Stage Guild Navigator at November 24, 2021 04:58 PM (v3pYe)

276 We finalized our destination today. Proceeds from the sale of the house will give us time to figure out what to do once we get there. In three weeks we'll cross the state line and I'll never set foot in Illinois again. Ever.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at November 24, 2021 04:58 PM (kTF2Z)

Awesome! Congratulations.

Posted by: flounder at November 24, 2021 04:59 PM (SH2Zi)

277 An overly sexualized cow
Threw a tantrum and caused quite a row


This works, because you can pronounce "Row" with the same vowel as Cow when its a disturbance.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 24, 2021 04:59 PM (KZzsI)

278 And thanks for that link SMH.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at November 24, 2021 04:59 PM (Vxu+H)

279 I thought chest freezers were for the... you know... sweaters?

Posted by: wth at November 24, 2021 04:59 PM (v0R5T)

280 Posted by: The Salvation Army at November 24, 2021 04:55 PM (sGnvY)

The Salvation Army has gone downhill since the days of William and Catherine Booth, their founders. They're even requiring vaccine shots of their employees.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 24, 2021 04:59 PM (poMoX)

281 >>>The surge in prices this year

But, but Kama. La. And the 4th of July.

Posted by: m at November 24, 2021 04:59 PM (cME97)

282 The only precious metal you need is lead. Lead allows you to convert it to food, fuel, and other precious metals.

Posted by: Archer at November 24, 2021 05:00 PM (gmo/4)

283 Mwahaahaa. Imagine being another guest of David Rubinstein, thinking you are going to get a real taste of ritzy life and then having finding out you get the same level of senile groping pervert and stinky poopy pants as eating at an old folks home that specializes in dementia patients would have got you. But I suppose the food is higher end. Probably very high end and they have to choke down fish eggs and liver. Mwahaha.

Posted by: paleRider at November 24, 2021 05:00 PM (3cGpq)

284 Nantucket has better limericks.

Posted by: wth at November 24, 2021 05:00 PM (v0R5T)

285 256 Jewells45, not your fault but we send them paper disguised as dollars and they send us stuff. That is fine until the paper is, well, treated as the paper it is. Then, as a country, you either repudiate foreign debts including unredeemed currency or you send them stuff from the US in return for the paper. The only problem in that is that the paper is worthless but the goods that you send them are denied to the domestic population and domestic wages will have to drop. Thus, a declining standard of living for a generation or so is necessary.

That is something not popular with common folks in a country and usually results in regime upheaval. That is also partly why That Man came to power in Germany after WWI and the end of reparations to the French and British after the US could not float the loans to Germany anymore to pay them.

Posted by: whig at November 24, 2021 05:00 PM (9hXN1)

286 "BUt I cAn AcCeSs mY FreEzeR WiTh my PHoNe!!!!"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 24, 2021 04:57 PM (KZzsI)
-------------

Ha! Freezer and I have gone twenty years and never said a word to each other.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 24, 2021 05:00 PM (aurj9)

287 SMH... Happy birthday. This year on black friday! Shop yourself silly.

Posted by: USNtakim deplorable still. at November 24, 2021 05:01 PM (0OmEj)

288 >wat

Mind telling me what the directional component of that measurement is?
Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at November 24, 2021 04:50 PM (cSs/W)

not a physical vector, a one dimensional array (with each value in the array representing the inflation rate of a particular element)

Posted by: Bitcoin Fixes Everything at November 24, 2021 05:01 PM (L9Ewk)

289 266-
I'm gonna go out on a limb and say Hunter missed a Thanksgiving here and there over the years. But he's there now, God love him, with his new wife and child named for his brother whose wife he...... oh, this got awkward fast.

Posted by: Ktgreat at November 24, 2021 05:01 PM (AD3JT)

290 Killer Joe notices Donk cities are shit.

https://bit.ly/3FM0cva

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 24, 2021 05:01 PM (FVME7)

291 From the freezer link.

>>>Also, if the power in the home goes out, chest freezers can keep food frozen for 2 to 3 days at a time. This is again due to the seal on the outside rim of the freezer. Upright freezers can only keep things frozen for one day at a time.

Chest freezers are undoubtedly better at keeping things cold after a power outage, but our upright went about 60 hours before I started to get concerned and thinking about rolling out the generator.

Posted by: flounder at November 24, 2021 05:02 PM (SH2Zi)

292 We finalized our destination today. Proceeds from the sale of the house will give us time to figure out what to do once we get there. In three weeks we'll cross the state line and I'll never set foot in Illinois again. Ever.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at November 24, 2021 04:58 PM (kTF2Z)


You know who else crossed the state line from Illinois?

Posted by: Doof at November 24, 2021 05:02 PM (mZUr4)

293 SMH... Happy birthday. This year on black friday! Shop yourself silly.
Posted by: USNtakim
___

Thanks, but I hate shopping.

Posted by: SMH while awaiting His return at November 24, 2021 05:02 PM (/gpPe)

294 Wait wut? It's SMH's birthday?? Happy birthday my dear!

Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at November 24, 2021 05:03 PM (nxdel)

295 FWIW, give ammo a rest and get a freezer and food

Posted by: confederatefifth


Learn to can/dry. Freeze don't mean squat when the power goes out.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 24, 2021 05:03 PM (OCTRt)

296 Gold was a good deal at $275 to $350, a screaming buy. Silver ran $5 to $8 around that time frame as well. For years. What's interesting about markets (gold and silver are not "investments") nobody wants an assrt or stock or whatever, nobody wants them when they aren't doing anything.

Unfortunately the market has been rigged for a long time, futures contracts and derivatives and other jiggery-pokery. Gold should be about $10k by now. There is some divergence with the spot or physical market.

One thing that really smells is the stock market. Remember the real estate market and MERS? Stocks are sort of similar, as well as mutual funds, and investment portfolios. For trading purposes, everything is held in "street name". Years ago you could get stock certs issued in your name. Doubtful anymore.

What I'm getting at, if Wall Street Lays an Egg, I would not be surprised if a whole bunch of people - millions - get totally stiffed on what appear to be stellar gains, on paper. "Mistakes were made." Etc.

Posted by: Common Tater at November 24, 2021 05:03 PM (KNsfV)

297 FWIW, my freezer was purchased at Conn's.
Yeah, I've heard the stories.

I've bought several appliances from them and always at a good price and good results.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 24, 2021 05:03 PM (aurj9)

298 We finalized our destination today. Proceeds from the sale of the house will give us time to figure out what to do once we get there. In three weeks we'll cross the state line and I'll never set foot in Illinois again. Ever.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at November 24, 2021 04:58 PM (kTF2Z)


That's great, Duke!

Posted by: Jordan61 at November 24, 2021 05:03 PM (Ez6QX)

299 CBD>"How vague is this?"

Nothing vague here. The intern is too obtuse to realize what the words that they type really mean. They are STOOPID.

Just like I posted a month or so ago...

CBS Radio News bragged sales at gas stations were up 38%.


Posted by: Golfman at November 24, 2021 05:03 PM (hOMhY)

300 Suggestion: Even if it costs a little more search and find a freezer without transistors or chips.

"BUt I cAn AcCeSs mY FreEzeR WiTh my PHoNe!!!!"
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 24, 2021 04:57 PM (KZzsI)


I swear, it's sad but true. My washer and dryer and refrigerator are all wifi capable. I have ZERO idea what I could possibly want to do with any of those. I suppose if I had kids and they left the door open, that might be one thing. But the washer? Do I really need to change my mind at the office? Oh shit! I set for heavy duty, and I should have set it for whites! The oven, maybe. Even then, I'm hard pressed to think what I'd really use it for more than once a year. I really think it's just so they can spy on every last aspect of your life. They know exactly when you go for the midnight fridge raids, how much and for how long.

I'd bet Toto already has a wifi toilet in the works. The bidet has a 4k 60fps camera.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at November 24, 2021 05:03 PM (wAnMi)

301 252 That last thing any company should do is encourage people to NOT buy their product. That's just... brain dead economics .00001

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 24, 2021 04:55 PM (KZzsI)

--------

"The smart 'capitalists' know that the best way to 'earn' money is to bribe the political class into making the purchase of your product mandatory, comrades!" -- Big Health, Insurance, and Pharma

Posted by: ShainS -- Let's Poop Brandon! (Non Compos Anus) at November 24, 2021 05:03 PM (wsx8x)

302

I like the Three Dog Night chest freezer

https://youtu.be/EpHm7eGYCGA

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 24, 2021 05:03 PM (63Dwl)

303 The laugh is that energy is relatively cheap to obtain and only by political foolishness does it become scarce - or as Heinlein says, by "bad luck."

Posted by: Boswell

One of the sci fi writers, can't remember which one, proposed backing a currency via energy as it is almost impossible to debase as an kilowatt is a kilowatt. Also resolves the problem of scarcity because energy generally grows with the economy rather than gold and silver deposits which generally shrink over time.

Posted by: whig at November 24, 2021 05:04 PM (9hXN1)

304
I have decided that I'll be dining at Luby's for dinner tomorrow. Turkey, dressing, two sides, rolls and dessert for $11.99.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 24, 2021 05:04 PM (/U27+)

305 Thanks, but I hate shopping.
Posted by: SMH while awaiting His return at November 24, 2021 05:02 PM (/gpPe)


I knew I liked you.

Posted by: Jordan61 at November 24, 2021 05:04 PM (Ez6QX)

306 Not until Friday, Jewells.

Posted by: SMH while awaiting His return at November 24, 2021 05:04 PM (/gpPe)

307 We finalized our destination today. Proceeds from the sale of the house will give us time to figure out what to do once we get there. In three weeks we'll cross the state line and I'll never set foot in Illinois again. Ever.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at November 24, 2021 04:58 PM (kTF2Z)

You're crossing state lines???!!!

Posted by: OrangeEnt at November 24, 2021 05:05 PM (7bRMQ)

308 Thanks for the invitation. I'll bring the hookers and blow.

Posted by: Hunter Biden, Artiste at November 24, 2021 05:05 PM (v0R5T)

309 King Harv's Brown Acid Blend is pretty trippy.

Posted by: Max Power at November 24, 2021 05:05 PM (Hucnr)

310 Its like the Salvation Army is actively seeking to not get donations now. So since I am not a racist, I shall no longer contribute.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 24, 2021 05:06 PM (r5BVk)

311 Trump To The Rescue: Trump Travels Back In Time To Kill More Dinosaurs To Meet Our Fossil Fuel Needs


The Bee

Hahaha

Posted by: Archer at November 24, 2021 05:06 PM (gmo/4)

312
My washer and dryer and refrigerator are all wifi capable. I have ZERO idea what I could possibly want to do with any of those.

_________

"We see you're having pizza. Would you prefer fresh broccoli instead?"

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 24, 2021 05:06 PM (/U27+)

313 SMH... Me too i hate BF. You couldn't pay me to go out that day. Anyway Happy birthday!



From one old person to another.

Posted by: USNtakim deplorable still. at November 24, 2021 05:06 PM (0OmEj)

314 Is the Best Buy message even supporting BLM? Seems more of an effort to comfort the stupid and their friends in antifa.

No people of color were harmed in the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse.

Posted by: Grudge Harbor at November 24, 2021 05:06 PM (uhPTO)

315

Boy Trapped in Refrigerator Eats Own Foot Left Over From Last Winter!

Posted by: H. Lector, Esq. at November 24, 2021 05:06 PM (dtDUH)

316
"The smart 'capitalists' know that the best way to 'earn' money is to bribe the political class into making the purchase of your product mandatory, comrades!" -- Big Health, Insurance, and Pharma
Posted by: ShainS -- Let's Poop Brandon! (Non Compos Anus)


Regulatory Capture

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 24, 2021 05:07 PM (63Dwl)

317 Keeping freezer in the family. Good.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 24, 2021 04:56 PM (aurj9)

Better than keeping the family in the freezer!

Posted by: InCali at November 24, 2021 05:07 PM (ov5G+)

318 technology has allowed the nominal price of some things to do down in spite of money debasement, but they are sill pricier than they would be without the money printing
Posted by: Bitcoin Fixes Everything at November 24, 2021 04:43 PM (L9Ewk)


All this is correct, however the thing missing is that capital investment and technology themselves contribute to overall deflation, which is a normal thing, except that the Krugmans of the world fear deflation and the government wants inflation because it allows them to tax without passing any legislation.

In a hard currency economy, deflation is normal and unremarkable

Posted by: Kindltot at November 24, 2021 05:07 PM (P9T5R)

319 Boy Trapped in Refrigerator Eats Own Foot Left Over From Last Winter!

Posted by: H. Lector, Esq. at November 24, 2021 05:06 PM (dtDUH)

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That sounds like the Biden Junta's Economic Plan for most of the country.

Posted by: ShainS -- Let's Poop Brandon! (Non Compos Anus) at November 24, 2021 05:08 PM (wsx8x)

320 SMH... Me too i hate BF. You couldn't pay me to go out that day. Anyway Happy birthday!

From one old person to another.
Posted by: USNtakim
___

Back atcha.

1968 wasn't so bad a year after all.

(USNtakim and I have the same birthdate)

Posted by: SMH while awaiting His return at November 24, 2021 05:09 PM (/gpPe)

321 Prudence would seem to dictate that one would be better advised to purchase more food, then find alternate methods of storage (can the meat, dehydrate the veggies, etc.)
Posted by: Pennsyltucky at November 24, 2021 04:44 PM (lNHqD)


I turned a dead half-sized chest freezer into a food dryer.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 24, 2021 05:09 PM (P9T5R)

322 My grocery build are actually going DOWN. I used to grab anything that caught my eye of looked tasty. Now store brand only, mostly staples.

Posted by: Max Power at November 24, 2021 05:09 PM (Hucnr)

323 My washer and dryer and refrigerator are all wifi capable. I have ZERO idea what I could possibly want to do with any of those.
------

"We see you're having pizza. Would you prefer fresh broccoli instead?"

-------

"how about a nice fist-full of bugs? Why do you hate the environment, white supremacist?"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 24, 2021 05:12 PM (KZzsI)

324 290 Killer Joe notices Donk cities are shit.

https://bit.ly/3FM0cva
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 24, 2021 05:01 PM (FVME7)

If you like that, you'll love that the New York Times (?!!) makes the observation that those liberal blue states are the worst offenders regarding housing, taxes and schools:

https://youtu.be/hNDgcjVGHIw

It's 14 minutes, but it makes the case better than National Review ever did. I'm amazed that it got made.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at November 24, 2021 05:12 PM (/E/BW)

325

Inflation? Never buy anything you can't stick yur wang in!

*pauses thoughtfully*

It's surprisin how many things you CAN stick yur wang in...

HeHe, HeHe...

Posted by: Ken Shabby, Prevert at November 24, 2021 05:13 PM (dtDUH)

326 Now store brand only, mostly staples.
Posted by: Max Power at November 24, 2021 05:09 PM (Hucnr)


True. Brand name ramen can be as much as $.50 per, and the store brand is often 10/$1.00. Ok, it's almost always shrimp flavor, but savings is savings.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at November 24, 2021 05:13 PM (wAnMi)

327 We were so poor that we had to make our own porn.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at November 24, 2021 05:13 PM (tPUfk)

328 You don't want your Mum to find things in your freezer now, do you.

-----Brickto

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at November 24, 2021 05:13 PM (BKV7y)

329 protip: math is hard
Posted by: Bitcoin at November 24, 2021 04:48 PM (sGtp+)


When your choices were only fiat or food, both of them will be worth zero some day, the question is which would maintain value the longest.

You want to talk about the lightning network or Strike?

Posted by: Kindltot at November 24, 2021 05:13 PM (P9T5R)

330 An absolutely irrelevant cut but odd animal photo from the "Sunny Skyz" site:

https://tinyurl.com/vtcmykjt

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 24, 2021 05:14 PM (poMoX)

331 But we can't just have this level of spending and not have consequences. And the FED is going to wait until it's "too late" before they take the punch bowl away.
Posted by: Blago at November 24, 2021 04:50 PM (8RdDn)


They aren't going to take the punchbowl away, but they have made all the party members promise to not drive home.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 24, 2021 05:15 PM (P9T5R)

332 One of the sci fi writers, can't remember which one, proposed backing a currency via energy as it is almost impossible to debase as an kilowatt is a kilowatt. Also resolves the problem of scarcity because energy generally grows with the economy rather than gold and silver deposits which generally shrink over time.
Posted by: whig at November 24, 2021 05:04 PM (9hXN1)

The game 'Star Frontiers' used that. SEU = Standard Energy Unit was the currency...and also the power source for most tech. So you were literally shooting money at people with your blaster.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, load and make ready at November 24, 2021 05:15 PM (XvPQV)

333 139 Purring aside the hero label, I never get people who go protect their stores with guns. Like the Koreans during the LA riots. It is a store, you have insurance.

You might have insurance for the building.

Not the contents, which may easily exceed the cost of the building in some cases. And then, there's this wonderful thing called a deductible, maybe you've heard of it?

And what's to stop the roving bands of asshats from burning you out again next year? There are still burned out shells from the 60s that have never been reclaimed.

As a point of order, Detroit, Michigan, was arguably the wealthiest city on the planet at one time. I dunno what it is now ... but it ain't even close.

"Room to destroy" is a death sentence for your "community" no matter what color you are, and it ain't comin' back. Not in a hundred years.

Posted by: Common Tater at November 24, 2021 05:15 PM (KNsfV)

334 Goats man, they'll climb everything. Especially the kids.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 24, 2021 05:16 PM (KZzsI)

335 NOOD

Joe Mannix

Posted by: Doof at November 24, 2021 05:16 PM (mZUr4)

336 327 We were so poor that we had to make our own porn.

saw an interview with bill plympton, the cartoonist, in which he said that his life took a turn in adolescence when he realized he could make porn anytime he wanted to.

Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at November 24, 2021 05:16 PM (v3pYe)

337 In an inflationary environment people will tend to spend money, especially on things that last, as it comes in rather than saving it where it becomes less valuable day by day. The higher the inflation the more this happens.

Posted by: geoffb at November 24, 2021 05:16 PM (r//c2)

338 304
I have decided that I'll be dining at Luby's for dinner tomorrow. Turkey, dressing, two sides, rolls and dessert for $11.99.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 24, 2021 05:04 PM
Don't forget the double cheesecake.

Posted by: Eromero at November 24, 2021 05:16 PM (0OP+5)

339 Posted by: Darrell Harris

"...willfully and without her consent ran her over with his vehicle..."

Well, yeah, he should have asked her first.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 24, 2021 05:17 PM (aurj9)

340 323 My washer and dryer and refrigerator are all wifi capable. I have ZERO idea what I could possibly want to do with any of those.
------

"We see you're having pizza. Would you prefer fresh broccoli instead?"

-------

"how about a nice fist-full of bugs? Why do you hate the environment, white supremacist?"
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 24, 2021 05:12 PM (KZzsI)

Its the internet of things. You can buy an electric toothbrush that talks to your phone.

How that makes anything better is a mystery to me.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 24, 2021 05:17 PM (7cRTM)

341 fwiw, I hate nantucktt more than the hamptns

just folded space from nantucket. many girls on nantucket. better than the ones on the hamptons.
Posted by: Third Stage Guild Navigator at November 24, 2021 04:58 PM (v3pYe)

See? 1984 Dune is just better overall.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, load and make ready at November 24, 2021 05:17 PM (XvPQV)

342
when you open the lid, the cold stays in the freezer, since cold is heavier the warm air
Posted by: confederatefifth at November 24, 2021 04:54 PM (K3ZCc)


also fill any empty spaces with water bottles, in case of power outages it acts as an ice-box AND you have a source of emergency water

Posted by: Kindltot at November 24, 2021 05:17 PM (P9T5R)

343 The game 'Star Frontiers' used that. SEU = Standard Energy Unit was the currency...and also the power source for most tech. So you were literally shooting money at people with your blaster.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards

I feel that way when shooting reloaded ammo because I know what each component costs. I console myself with arguing at least the brass is recyclable into new rounds.

I think that the author was Christopher Stasheff or perhaps Mack Reynolds.


Posted by: whig at November 24, 2021 05:18 PM (9hXN1)

344 My go-to pot club isn't doing many deals and they're rarely doing volume discounts. So, yeah, inflation. They deliver too, which costs $ to fuel the delivery cars. Have i mentioned SF has hills? You know what hills deter? Gas mileage. So, yeah inflation.

Posted by: SFGoth at November 24, 2021 05:18 PM (KAi1n)

345 "We see you're having pizza. Would you prefer fresh broccoli instead?"
-------
"how about a nice fist-full of bugs? Why do you hate the environment, white supremacist?"
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 24, 2021 05:12 PM (KZzsI)


Why I won't order groceries online or that pre-fix stuff from places like blue apron.

"We've noticed you've been placing orders for almost exclusively flat iron steaks and line caught salmon since you've registered with us. Since red meat is a leading cause of climate change, and salmon could potentially become endangered due to manmade intrusion on their breeding grounds, instead of your regular order, we've sent you our most popular cicada casserole and meal worm meat loaf, along with a complementary assortment of cricket chips and roach puffs."

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at November 24, 2021 05:18 PM (wAnMi)

346 "Of course it's the Chicago Tribune, a reliably leftist rag."

My late father, a solid Republican, bought the Tribune as his go to paper rather than the "See News, See News Run, Run News Run!" "Sun-Times". Thank goodness he's not around to see what it sank to.

Posted by: mmack at November 24, 2021 05:18 PM (pQuLh)

347 CBD, I must respectfully disagree with you. BLS does track inflation without food and energy prices, but what they report in big numbers (0.9%) for October does in fact include food and fuel. What the media chooses to emphasize is another story.

Posted by: mongo at November 24, 2021 05:19 PM (+qx8U)

348 Capybara don't care.

Posted by: wth at November 24, 2021 05:19 PM (v0R5T)

349 I have a chest freezer. It's a giant pain to get to things on the bottom.
Posted by: Jordan61 at November 24, 2021 04:54 PM (Ez6QX)


a previous girlfriend did not want me to get a chest freezer because she was short and claimed she would "freeze her chest" if she tried to get something out of it.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 24, 2021 05:19 PM (P9T5R)

350 Interesting and pertinent article review posted at Insty

https://tinyurl.com/frhrwe4c

Argues that the US must begin reshoring its industries but contra in the article 71 percent of companies in China indicate no plans to do so. This is why the the notorious Chamber linkage to a cabal of Senate Republicans opposing Trump including McConnell intended his administration ill from the beginning.

Posted by: whig at November 24, 2021 05:21 PM (9hXN1)

351 326 Now store brand only, mostly staples.
Posted by: Max Power at November 24, 2021 05:09 PM (Hucnr)

True. Brand name ramen can be as much as $.50 per, and the store brand is often 10/$1.00. Ok, it's almost always shrimp flavor, but savings is savings.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at November 24, 2021 05:13 PM
Never use the 'flavor' packet, instead use boullion.

Posted by: Eromero at November 24, 2021 05:21 PM (0OP+5)

352 I feel that way when shooting reloaded ammo because I know what each component costs. I console myself with arguing at least the brass is recyclable into new rounds.

I think that the author was Christopher Stasheff or perhaps Mack Reynolds.


Posted by: whig at November 24, 2021 05:18 PM (9hXN1)

I know what you mean. I love shooting, but afterwards I get this feeling of, 'well, that was a quick $50 or $100'.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, load and make ready at November 24, 2021 05:21 PM (XvPQV)

353 Its the internet of things. You can buy an electric toothbrush that talks to your phone.

How that makes anything better is a mystery to me.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 24, 2021 05:17 PM (7cRTM)


It's just more shit they can use against you when they pull off the ultimate DDOS. I'd bet maybe 4% of people actually create a password for these things, or turn off the default wifi access to begin with. The millions and millions of other devices are all bots, waiting for their orders.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at November 24, 2021 05:21 PM (wAnMi)

354 How that makes anything better is a mystery to me.

It appeals to zoomers and a lot of millennials, because they think tech = better no matter if it makes sense or not, or is even potentially protlematic.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 24, 2021 05:22 PM (KZzsI)

355 Projections taken from the memos of producers to retailers are that by April 2022 prices will be on average 20-25% higher than they are now.

The producers have sent these memos to the big box stores and the like and indicate they will be raising their prices across the board starting Jan.

And in other good news, I expect that the Fed will raise the interest rates by at least 2% and as much as 5% for the first round come the beginning of the year. They will have to or we will experience the bottom dropping out of the dollar such as what is happening to the lira in Turkey because Turkey isn't raising it's interest rates. It's being told to but Ergodan refuses to go along.

And higher interest rates will be important to any who have a variable rate mortgage and/or revolving credit accounts.

It means that people minimum payments to keep out of default will be that much or more higher as most of these types of lending peg their interest rate to a percentage above what the Fed interest rate is. So a minimum payment now of say $50 will be $60 after the rate increase. OR MORE. Which means (as happened with the rise in gas prices) that people start to default to pay for basics.

Posted by: jakee308 at November 24, 2021 05:23 PM (hVoJQ)

356 Never use the 'flavor' packet, instead use boullion.
Posted by: Eromero at November 24, 2021 05:21 PM (0OP+5)


Actually, that's exactly what I did when I was a student and lived on that shit. The Mexican markets have their own Knorr bouillon, for a fraction of the cost of the regular stuff for some reason. And, in a variety of flavors, like tomato/chicken and beef/vegetable. I had a gallon zip lock baggie full of the unused little silver flavor packs.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at November 24, 2021 05:25 PM (wAnMi)

357 Posted by: mmack at November 24, 2021 05:18 PM (pQuLh)

Should've bought the Chicago American. Of course that died years ago but it was a superior paper to either of the current choices.

Posted by: jakee308 at November 24, 2021 05:29 PM (hVoJQ)

358 100 % pure crystal.water softener salt.

$6 /40 sack.


N. Indiana black angus $3.10 (last.year $2.70) hanging weight. Butchered and vaccuum packed. Mixed quarter, half or whole beef.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at November 24, 2021 05:49 PM (TRGyz)

359 And in other good news, I expect that the Fed will raise the interest rates by at least 2% and as much as 5% for the first round come the beginning of the year.


A 7% interest rate would crush the Federal Government. Our debt service would go to $1.9T a year, on just the existing debt.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at November 24, 2021 06:33 PM (x6cfo)

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