Inflation Rises To Highest Level In Over 13 Years

"Transitory," I'm sure.

Heather Long

@byHeatherLong


BREAKING: Inflation was up 5.4% over last year in September -- the highest rate in 13 years.

Prices rose 0.4% in Sept, up from 0.3% in August

Gas, food and goods continue to be key drivers of inflation. Used car prices fell slightly but remain 24% higher than last year.


Soaring gas prices are a major component of the current "transitory" inflation. They've reached a 7 year high.

Over a 10-year period, the shale revolution also created a vibrant and prosperous industry in the U.S. reviving rural areas and bringing top-paying jobs to those involved. Two consecutive presidents had the good sense to stay mostly out of its way.

In fact, former President Barack Obama has tried to take credit for the invention of fracking and horizontal drilling , or perhaps even for putting all that oil under the ground in the first place.

Now, President Joe Biden is trying to throw away the independence, prosperity, and carbon emissions reductions that fracking has conferred upon the nation. All this just to appease environmental extremists whose support he needs and who think it is possible to wish away humanity’s need for abundant energy.

The price of this idiocy is being reflected at the pump every time you fill up. You may have noticed the price of gasoline is up almost 50% from where it was a year ago. It is now at its highest point in seven years.

Analysts have declared that "stagflation" -- a combination of a stagnant economy which isn't growing much, plus inflation -- which immiserated the country in the 1970s under Jimmy Carter is now here.

For months prices have been rising as the U.S. economy has recovered from the COVID pandemic while financial markets have stayed priced for perfection and central banks have clung to the view that elevated inflation would likely subside in short order.

Now, fears about higher prices are coming to the fore, with BofA Global Research analysts declaring in a Friday note that "stagflation is here" and a government report showing U.S. inflation still at a 30-year high as of August. Even central bankers appeared to be starting to capitulate this week, with Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell saying that high inflation could run into 2022.

Rather than dissipating, price pressures are holding consistently firm and could be getting harder to dislodge as time goes on. At the moment, a global energy shortage is also unfolding across the U.K., Europe and China, shaking up investors previously distracted by COVID's delta variant, the troubles of China's Evergrande Group, and the potential for a U.S. government shutdown along with the debt-ceiling debate.

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"This is the first week that markets realized that global growth could be weak and inflation more persistent," Athanasios Vamvakidis, BofA's global head of G10 FX strategy, said via phone from London. "Energy-price increases were a wake-up call for markets, and the scenario that's now more likely to develop is one in which we get higher inflation and weaker output."

Note that inflation often comes with a growing economy. In that case, it's bad, but the growth in the economy ameliorates it. That would be a case of stronger output combined with higher prices.

But a stagnant economy with inflation?

Let's Go Brandon.

That article mentioned China's Evergrande Group, which is a huge real estate company, highly leveraged, and now possibly on the cusp of being wiped out due to collapsing real estate prices.

And China has signaled that they won't necessarily be bailing them out.

Which could spark a fresh round of global recession.

Which could be the second-worst Asian Contagion of the past few years.

SHANGHAI/LONDON, Oct 13 (Reuters) - The rumbling crisis at China Evergrande Group and other major homebuilders drove debt market risk premiums on weaker Chinese firms to a record high on Wednesday and triggered a fresh round of credit rating downgrades.

Evergrande, which has more than $300 billion in liabilities and 1,300 real estate projects in over 280 cities, missed a third round of interest payments on its international bonds this week, and other firms have also warned they could default.

Rating agency S&P Global delivered fresh downgrades to two of the sector's bigger firms, Greenland Holdings -- which has built some of the world's tallest residential towers -- and E-house, and warned it could cut their ratings further.

The $5 trillion property sector accounts for around a quarter of the Chinese economy by some metrics. In the clearest sign yet that global investors' worries are growing, the spread -- or risk premium -- on investment grade Chinese firms, which tend to have the most solid finances, jumped to its widest in more than two months.

Wait-- "investment grade" firms putting their money into a bubble real estate market...?

This all sounds very familiar to me.

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Evergrande did not pay nearly $150 million worth of coupons on three bonds due on Monday, following two other missed payments in September.

While a 30-day grace period means the company has not technically defaulted, investors say they are expecting a long and drawn-out debt restructuring process.
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Evergrande's mid-sized rival Fantasia (1777.HK) has already missed a payment and Modern Land (1107.HK) and Sinic Holdings (2103.HK) are trying to delay payment deadlines that would still most likely be classed as a default by the main rating agencies.

"These stories have challenged the notion that Evergrande is one of a kind," analysts at Capital Economics wrote in a note.

While China's policymakers will likely be able to avoid a "doomsday scenario", the overextended property sector will continue to weigh on the world's second-largest economy, they said.

"Even following an orderly restructuring of the worst-affected developers with minimal contagion to the financial system, construction activity would still almost inevitably slow much further."


Tucker Carlson spoke about the nearly decade-long binge of "quantitative easing" -- simply printing hundreds of billions of new dollars and injecting them into the economy -- last night.

He points out that the inflation this causes is bad for most people, especially those who've actually saved money.

But it's good for some people -- like highly-leveraged corporations with lots of debt. They benefit from dollars being made less and less valuable, as it makes their previous debt shrink.

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1 Let's go Brandon

Posted by: Doug Henning at October 13, 2021 12:18 PM (2cfUo)

2 not sponge

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 12:19 PM (LvTSG)

3 Natural gas prices going up 50% this winter.

Posted by: f'd at October 13, 2021 12:19 PM (Tnijr)

4 Inflation was transitory in Weimar Germany as well.

It eventually ended.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 12:19 PM (LvTSG)

5 Acktually inflation is a good thing.

Posted by: NYT at October 13, 2021 12:19 PM (Obsrs)

6 Malaise forever!

Posted by: brak at October 13, 2021 12:20 PM (i80Su)

7 Unexpectedly!

Posted by: ShainS -- State-Stamped Sluggish Schizophrenic at October 13, 2021 12:20 PM (ZL1fr)

8 The Feds print and spend more and more money and our money is worth less and less.

Posted by: f'd at October 13, 2021 12:20 PM (Tnijr)

9 Bacon $7/lb...the new currency.

Posted by: BignJames at October 13, 2021 12:20 PM (AwYPR)

10 Why was there no inflation under Trump?

Posted by: Ordinary American at October 13, 2021 12:21 PM (H8QX8)

11 Print that money like it's TP and watch it also go down the toilet

Posted by: Skip's Phone at October 13, 2021 12:21 PM (HRAei)

12 And U.S. Labor Department said 4.3 million people quit their jobs in August, a series high since its start in December 2000. The quits rate increased to 2.9%, up 242,000 from July, which had a quits rate of 2.7%.


Way to go, Brandon.

Posted by: flounder at October 13, 2021 12:22 PM (KnJdm)

13 Oh heck, I read the content and there were no comments? I bet there are now! Damn, I'm not hungover or anything.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at October 13, 2021 12:22 PM (wAnMi)

14 Those savings accounts your were counting on in your old age will be spent well before you get old enough to go before a death panel.

Posted by: f'd at October 13, 2021 12:22 PM (Tnijr)

15 COLA increase at 5.9 %, even tho a 6.2 % increase was advised

but an bigger increase in food stamps

Posted by: REDACTED at October 13, 2021 12:22 PM (us2H3)

16 Unsxpectedly.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 13, 2021 12:22 PM (lDew/)

17 I love Tucker, but his video thumbnails always make it look like he's holding in a shart.

Posted by: Nonapod at October 13, 2021 12:22 PM (K4vtd)

18 Welcome Back Carter

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw at October 13, 2021 12:22 PM (v/0KI)

19 Inflation is not the only thing rising.

Posted by: Frank Luntz at October 13, 2021 12:22 PM (2xGy+)

20 Hmmm, what happened 13 years ago...

Oh yeah, we had a fresh new bunch of commie jackoffs!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 13, 2021 12:22 PM (csEWM)

21 The inflation numbers are bullshit. Everything I buy is at least 20% higher than last year.

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 13, 2021 12:23 PM (oHd/0)

22 9 Bacon $7/lb...the new currency.
Posted by: BignJames at October 13, 2021 12:20 PM (AwYPR)

I bought like a 2lb sliced ham: $11. Damn. Good though.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 13, 2021 12:23 PM (csEWM)

23 For the best house buying experience, come see us at:

Realtor.communist

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at October 13, 2021 12:23 PM (w9Wax)

24 Fundamentally transforming the economy.

Thanks, Puppet Joe's handlers.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six! at October 13, 2021 12:23 PM (ptqGC)

25 Transitory inflation.

In the long-run we're all dead. So any inflation is by definition going to be transitory for some definitions of transitory.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at October 13, 2021 12:23 PM (QU5/8)

26 BofA Global Research

Heh heh. Heh heh heh heh. Heh.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw at October 13, 2021 12:23 PM (v/0KI)

27 I just saw some headline from Business Insider saying that we need runaway inflation for a stable, solid economy. And I need to stab you in the kidneys a dozen or so times, so you can lead a happy, productive life.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at October 13, 2021 12:24 PM (wAnMi)

28 Food prices jumped big time - items costing $2.35 a year ago now run $3.99.

Posted by: 13times at October 13, 2021 12:24 PM (JUq7n)

29 "Two consecutive presidents had the good sense to stay mostly out of its way."

Ummm. "Two"???

Ready to be corrected, but the Obama idiots did anything they could actually do to hamper real energy production, including specifically unconventional recovery.

Or am I imagining that?

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at October 13, 2021 12:24 PM (OTzUX)

30 Everything I buy is at least 20% higher than last year.
Posted by: Romeo13 at October 13, 2021 12:23 PM (oHd/0)

I haven't noticed that. Not yet. I do see spikes in certain items, but not everything.

Posted by: Ordinary American at October 13, 2021 12:24 PM (H8QX8)

31 Shouldn't the word "unexpectedly" be in there somewhere?

Posted by: Xipe Totec at October 13, 2021 12:24 PM (o2MD2)

32 21 The inflation numbers are bullshit. Everything I buy is at least 20% higher than last year.
Posted by: Romeo13 at October 13, 2021 12:23 PM (oHd/0)

Yeah, when you take out Gas and Food out of your inflation index all you are catching is the fringes.

But it looks better than the reality!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 13, 2021 12:24 PM (csEWM)

33 Analysts have declared that "stagflation" -- a combination of a stagnant economy which isn't growing much, plus inflation -- which immiserated the country in the 1970s under Jimmy Carter is now here.

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Coincidentally, "stagflation" is also the term used by the wives of #NeverTrump to describe the rise they get from being serviced by their many bucks.

Posted by: ShainS -- State-Stamped Sluggish Schizophrenic at October 13, 2021 12:24 PM (ZL1fr)

34 The Chinese and their puppet

Posted by: steevy at October 13, 2021 12:24 PM (CYnTg)

35 If Obama was SCOAMF, what is Biden?

Posted by: Jmel at October 13, 2021 12:24 PM (bVhJi)

36 This is Trump's fault, I'm sure.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 13, 2021 12:24 PM (2JVJo)

37 Looks like Bubblegum Crisis is coming early. Wonder when the Polar War will erupt?

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 13, 2021 12:25 PM (SGPGO)

38 10 Why was there no inflation under Trump?
Posted by: Ordinary American at October 13, 2021 12:21 PM (H8QX

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Because racism, that's why! -- progs

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six! at October 13, 2021 12:25 PM (ptqGC)

39 7 Unexpectedly!

Posted by: ShainS -- State-Stamped Sluggish Schizophrenic at October 13, 2021 12:20 PM (ZL1fr)

Always. I mean, NOBODY could possibly see with lack of workers, import ships constipating the docks around the country, shutting down oil production domestically, destabilizing the world,... could POSSIBLY lead to inflation!

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 13, 2021 12:25 PM (ynpvh)

40 devaluing your currency also makes working for a normal wage less ... motivational

may as well take govt largesse and play the market, find work in the barter economy

Posted by: BlackOrchid at October 13, 2021 12:25 PM (j9HX3)

41 Okay, so -- what is the Horde advice about taking an aspirin, say, every other day to help stave off the coof?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 12:25 PM (/XOcP)

42 Much less monetary policies and spending.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 13, 2021 12:25 PM (ynpvh)

43 I've already increased my labor rates twice this year and will do it again before the end of the year. I will keep doing it until my customers stop calling.

Posted by: f'd at October 13, 2021 12:25 PM (Tnijr)

44 Not to worry. Just 39 more months - minimum - of all this.

Or worse.

But man, those mid-terms.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at October 13, 2021 12:25 PM (OTzUX)

45

Add it all up.
Climate Change Agenda.

Posted by: artisanal ette at October 13, 2021 12:26 PM (uvIpl)

46 Inflation has been the bane of my life. At almost 29, I remember buying a loaf of white bread for ten cents.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 13, 2021 12:26 PM (yQpMk)

47 A little while ago sra blaster posted something on FB about gas prices being higher.

Lefties were all over her for her criticism of Biden and it isn't his fault and blah blah blah.

Except she never said anything about Biden. Just that the price of gas was up.

Posted by: blaster at October 13, 2021 12:26 PM (mbFEM)

48 When money becomes valueless, trade it for something that isn't.

And do it NOW, before retirement becomes the least of your problems.

Posted by: trev006 at October 13, 2021 12:26 PM (Eqkqm)

49 32 21 The inflation numbers are bullshit. Everything I buy is at least 20% higher than last year.
Posted by: Romeo13 at October 13, 2021 12:23 PM (oHd/0)

Yeah, when you take out Gas and Food out of your inflation index all you are catching is the fringes.

But it looks better than the reality!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 13, 2021 12:24 PM (csEWM)

They'll stop using oil and gas in the metrics and add...solar influx and wind speed instead.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 13, 2021 12:26 PM (ynpvh)

50 BofA Global Research

Heh heh. Heh heh heh heh. Heh.
Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw at October 13, 2021 12:23 PM (v/0KI)

They have a huge overseas presence.

Posted by: flounder at October 13, 2021 12:26 PM (KnJdm)

51 If Obama was SCOAMF, what is Biden?
Posted by: Jmel at October 13, 2021


***

TCoB: The Corpse of Biden

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 12:26 PM (/XOcP)

52
Out: Jobs Saved or Created.
In: Jobs Saved, Created, or Mandated Out of Existence.

Posted by: ShainS -- State-Stamped Sluggish Schizophrenic at October 13, 2021 12:26 PM (ZL1fr)

53 44 Not to worry. Just 39 more months - minimum - of all this.

Or worse.

But man, those mid-terms.
Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at October 13, 2021 12:25 PM (OTzUX)

Hello!

Posted by: The GOPe at October 13, 2021 12:27 PM (csEWM)

54 46 Inflation has been the bane of my life. At almost 29, I remember buying a loaf of white bread for ten cents.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 13, 2021 12:26 PM (yQpMk)

My Dad could get a half pound of chocolate for a nickel, a pound for a dime. Then again, this was during the depression, and he nary had a nickel or dime to spend.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 13, 2021 12:27 PM (ynpvh)

55

Millions of retirees on Social Security will get a 5.9% boost in benefits for 2022. The biggest cost-of-living adjustment in 39 years follows a burst in inflation as the economy struggles to shake off the drag of the coronavirus pandemic.

The COLA, as it's commonly called, amounts to $92 a month for the average retired worker, according to estimates released Wednesday by the Social Security Administration. That marks an abrupt break from a long lull in inflation that saw cost-of-living adjustments averaging just 1.65% a year over the last 10 years.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 13, 2021 12:27 PM (63Dwl)

56 Trust the plan!

Q.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at October 13, 2021 12:27 PM (FncGY)

57 Let them eat mean tweets

Posted by: JoeF. at October 13, 2021 12:27 PM (mR6Gs)

58 53 44 Not to worry. Just 39 more months - minimum - of all this.

Or worse.

But man, those mid-terms.
Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at October 13, 2021 12:25 PM (OTzUX)

Hello!

Posted by: The GOPe at October 13, 2021 12:27 PM (csEWM)

#TwoMoreWeeks...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 13, 2021 12:27 PM (ynpvh)

59
Look on the bright side, with the ChiCom economy imploding, this means that they won't have as much cash available to buy American politicians.

Of course, American politicians can be bought so cheaply that they really should be packaged in the family-size 4-pak at WalMart. So it'll be a long time before American politicians are priced out of the market.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 13, 2021 12:27 PM (n+4am)

60 Somewhere in Georgia a doddering old man is happy he is no longer the worst president evah.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 13, 2021 12:27 PM (axyOa)

61 Mid quality bread priced $4.70ish is now 7.40ish a year later.

Impossible for donks to not notice or talk down.

Posted by: 13times at October 13, 2021 12:28 PM (JUq7n)

62 Always. I mean, NOBODY could possibly see with lack of workers, import ships constipating the docks around the country, shutting down oil production domestically, destabilizing the world,... could POSSIBLY lead to inflation!
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 13, 2021 12:25 PM (ynpvh)

And you missed one big driver of inflation... creating massive amounts of dollars out of thin air to support Governmental Deficit spending.

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 13, 2021 12:28 PM (oHd/0)

63 We have a local bacon producer. Good stuff. Had been buying it on sale for 8.99 to 9.99. This week the sale price is 11.49. Didn't have the heart to look at the regular price.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at October 13, 2021 12:28 PM (2NHgQ)

64 51 If Obama was SCOAMF, what is Biden?
Posted by: Jmel at October 13, 2021

LBJ

Lunch Bucket Joe

Posted by: Doug Henning at October 13, 2021 12:28 PM (2cfUo)

65 Prices going up are real and anyone who puts gas in the car or buys groceries knows it. Even if they aren't counted in the "official" measure.

Posted by: blaster at October 13, 2021 12:28 PM (mbFEM)

66 I remember buying a loaf of white bread for ten cents.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 13, 2021 12:26 PM (yQpMk)

Pre-sliced bread?

Posted by: BignJames at October 13, 2021 12:28 PM (AwYPR)

67 Whole tenderloins at Sam's -

Last October $8.58 lb
This October $18.60 lb.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 13, 2021 12:28 PM (OCTRt)

68 Watch some old Andy Griffith shows and notice the prices in the windows of the grocery store.

It will make you weep, I say.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 13, 2021 12:28 PM (yQpMk)

69
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Inflation
you know who else's debt shrinks, like its a peen what's been swimming in cold water ...

Posted by: Unca Sam, toweling off after a swim at October 13, 2021 12:29 PM (xlOqw)

70 F Joe Biden

Posted by: (jV+aN) President Orange Man Bad (Rheees Be Upon Him) at October 13, 2021 12:29 PM (jV+aN)

71 Brains Are For Others- BAFO

Posted by: Capital Eff at October 13, 2021 12:29 PM (2xGy+)

72 Pre-sliced bread?
Posted by: BignJames at October 13, 2021 12:28 PM (AwYPR)




We were putting on airs.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 13, 2021 12:29 PM (yQpMk)

73 41 Okay, so -- what is the Horde advice about taking an aspirin, say, every other day to help stave off the coof?


the low dose ones I have are splittable - so I'd take half of one a day, but I guess every other day works too?

I don't think it would hurt, but I take them b/c I had Moderna and still having some aftereffects that bug me and I do worry about clotting

other than that, are they preventative? I thought they were more if you got COVID?

Posted by: BlackOrchid at October 13, 2021 12:29 PM (j9HX3)

74 I buy pretty much the same things at the grocery store each week, and yes there's been 40 to 50 cent increases on many items. Not huge jumps like some of the meat prices have seen, but subtle increases that add up.

Posted by: brak at October 13, 2021 12:29 PM (i80Su)

75 Now is the time to invest in Cardigan Sweaters.

/jimmuh caddah

Posted by: Jim at October 13, 2021 12:29 PM (QzJWU)

76 The inflation numbers are bullshit. Everything I buy is at least 20% higher than last year.
Posted by: Romeo13 at October 13, 2021 12:23 PM (oHd/0)
Yeah, when you take out Gas and Food out of your inflation index all you are catching is the fringes.
But it looks better than the reality!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 13, 2021 12:24 PM (csEWM)

They'll stop using oil and gas in the metrics and add...solar influx and wind speed instead.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 13, 2021 12:26 PM (ynpvh)
***

AND...inflation goes down after midnight.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 13, 2021 12:29 PM (axyOa)

77 If Obama was SCOAMF, what is Biden?

Posted by: Jmel at October 13, 2021

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SCOAMPOS (Stuttering Clusterfuck of a Miserable Piece of Shit)

Posted by: ShainS -- State-Stamped Sluggish Schizophrenic at October 13, 2021 12:29 PM (ZL1fr)

78 Next up - "wear a sweater and turn the thermostat down."

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 13, 2021 12:29 PM (SGPGO)

79 Just wait until the Dims get their multi-trillion-dollar spending bill wish-list passed. It's going to raise all kinds of taxes on corporations, which of course they are going to pass on to consumers by raising prices on everything.

We ain't seen nothing yet.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at October 13, 2021 12:29 PM (k4dH2)

80 Millions of retirees on Social Security will get a 5.9% boost in benefits for 2022. The biggest cost-of-living adjustment in 39 years follows a burst in inflation as the economy struggles to shake off the drag of the coronavirus pandemic.

The COLA, as it's commonly called, amounts to $92 a month for the average retired worker, according to estimates released Wednesday by the Social Security Administration. That marks an abrupt break from a long lull in inflation that saw cost-of-living adjustments averaging just 1.65% a year over the last 10 years.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 13, 2021 12:27 PM (63Dwl)


Cool, does that mean SS will go broke even faster?

Posted by: Jordan61 at October 13, 2021 12:30 PM (Ez6QX)

81 Okay, so -- what is the Horde advice about taking an aspirin, say, every other day to help stave off the coof?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 12:25 PM (/XOcP)

The reading I have done suggests early use when you have it, not a daily regimen to help prevent getting it. The study or studies showed reduced complications in the populations studied. Standard aspirin use warnings apply.

Posted by: flounder at October 13, 2021 12:30 PM (KnJdm)

82 Yeah you all remember the unconventional oil boom under Obama - where he'd visit the booming areas and hold rallies to enormous enthusiastic crowds. Where his administration touted the value of the new oil production. And didn't ban all such activity from federal lands.

You all remember that, right?


Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at October 13, 2021 12:30 PM (OTzUX)

83 77 If Obama was SCOAMF, what is Biden?

Posted by: Jmel at October 13, 2021

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SCOAMPOS (Stuttering Clusterfuck of a Miserable Piece of Shit)
Posted by: ShainS -- State-Stamped Sluggish Schizophrenic at October 13, 2021 12:29 PM (ZL1fr)

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I can't think of anything more shameful, degrading, and embarrassing to call someone than to say that they are part of the Biden family.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 12:30 PM (LvTSG)

84 4.3 million people quit their jobs in August.
This is a big problem. Charlie Gasparino is saying that all these Wall Street types that voted for Biden because they couldn't stand Trump know that Biden's policies aren't working and need to come out and say so because they are saying it behind the scenes.

Posted by: redridinghood at October 13, 2021 12:30 PM (NpAcC)

85 Millions of retirees on Social Security will get a 5.9% boost in benefits for 2022. The biggest cost-of-living adjustment in 39 years follows a burst in inflation as the economy struggles to shake off the drag of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Maybe not millions. . . just sayin'

Posted by: ex gov Cuomo at October 13, 2021 12:30 PM (ZEaSo)

86 Just some things of note. Biden's crew figured they could just brazen out Afghanistan and people would stop talking about it.

They were right.

Durham had an indictment! Which was supposed to mean things were happening! Crickets.

Posted by: blaster at October 13, 2021 12:30 PM (mbFEM)

87 Inflation was up 5.4% over last year in September -- the highest rate in 13 years.

Unexpected!!

Posted by: dantesed at October 13, 2021 12:30 PM (88xKn)

88 the inflation we're seeing is necessary to allow the US to service its massive debt

TPTB don't care how much it hurts US ... the grift must go on

Posted by: BlackOrchid at October 13, 2021 12:30 PM (j9HX3)

89 Twenty-six years ago, we gassed up our vehicles in Atlanta as we moved to Chicago for six miserable years.

Gas was $.98/gal. *sobs*

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six! at October 13, 2021 12:31 PM (ptqGC)

90 LMBJ?

Luncheon Meat for Brains Joey.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 13, 2021 12:31 PM (SGPGO)

91 Germany, circa 1930, runaway inflation impoverished citizens, but enabled big biz to pay off debt.

Hmmmm.

Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at October 13, 2021 12:31 PM (wlPue)

92 Watch some old Andy Griffith shows and notice the prices in the windows of the grocery store.

It will make you weep, I say.
Posted by: G'rump928(c)

**

It's neat when you appreciate that there is no one, nothing, or nobody that can create inflation.

It's entirely a tax. Nothing else.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Listen to this SC doctor tell you about ivermectin, spoilers, only two deaths at October 13, 2021 12:31 PM (6Y/Rl)

93 Invest in the 4 B's: beans, band-aids, bullets and bullion. This investment will pay off big in the Burning Times that are surely coming.

Posted by: Guzalot says FJB at October 13, 2021 12:32 PM (prSvo)

94 10 Why was there no inflation under Trump?
Posted by: Ordinary American at October 13, 2021 12:21 PM (H8QX

There was, especially since the inflation numbers have been completely screwed with (not to mention our profligate spending, which Trump was just as guilty of as anybody else), but the economic growth and the lower energy prices kept that in check.

Now all bets are off, given the Junta in Charge making things difficult for everybody not well-politically connected. And not helped by subsequent supply chain disruptions caused by the COVID overreaction.

Posted by: Thrawn at October 13, 2021 12:32 PM (5aFbR)

95 Cool, does that mean SS will go broke even faster?
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I did the best I could and what thanks did I get? Couldn't even cop a cheap feel. . .

Posted by: ex gov Cuomo at October 13, 2021 12:32 PM (/QSim)

96 71 Brains Are For Others- BAFO
Posted by: Capital Eff

The average Zombie would walk right past the White House, smelling nothing of interest.

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at October 13, 2021 12:32 PM (w9Wax)

97 Bernanke, Chickens, roosting, some assembly required.

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at October 13, 2021 12:32 PM (TNyrE)

98 If Obama was SCOAMF, what is Biden?


Also SCoaMF. Senile Clusterfuck of a Miserable Failure.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 13, 2021 12:32 PM (yQpMk)

99 41 Wolfus, It won't stave off the Coof but it will reduce likelihood of blood clotting from the spike or from vaxxing even. Ask your physician about taking the reduced strength aspirin for those over 29. If you have existing bleeding, risk of stroke, or blood disorders or are a young adult with a viral infection such as Coof, then aspirin might be wise but your physician should know. You can also consult pharmacists as most know more about medications and side effects than many doctors. After all, knowing medicines is their primary job.

I've taken the reduced dose of aspirin for years as being in a certain age and from a family with heart issues. Likewise, I've taken Quercetin, vitamin C and Zinc via Coldeeze and D3, etc. for years for unrelated medical issues as a way to reduce body inflammation and risk of respiratory illness.

Posted by: whig at October 13, 2021 12:32 PM (9hXN1)

100 Meaning no private individual or business, only the federal government.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Listen to this SC doctor tell you about ivermectin, spoilers, only two deaths at October 13, 2021 12:32 PM (6Y/Rl)

101 This is a big problem. Charlie Gasparino is saying that all these Wall Street types that voted for Biden because they couldn't stand Trump know that Biden's policies aren't working and need to come out and say so because they are saying it behind the scenes.
Posted by: redridinghood at October 13, 2021 12:30 PM (NpAcC)


What is things that are not going to happen for $500, Alex.

There were lots of CEOS on Wall Street and elsewhere who opposed Trump because he was going to destroy the economy.

Never saw one of them walk it back.

Posted by: blaster at October 13, 2021 12:32 PM (mbFEM)

102 This all seems very orchestrated and purposeful - supply chain disruptions, inflation, shortages of goods. The Democrats are behind this and doing it on purpose. Demoralizing the populace? Deepening the atmosphere of fear, hesitancy, uncertainty? Or a case of incompetence trumping malice? What's their game here?

Posted by: Erik in Texas at October 13, 2021 12:32 PM (M9SBl)

103 btw we're already over the cliff with regards to hyperinflation. and there's no Reagan/Volker on the horizon

we'll have to have a new currency at some point. that change will be extremely painful

but there's no way around it now

Posted by: BlackOrchid at October 13, 2021 12:32 PM (j9HX3)

104 Inflation is caused by free money creation by lowered interest rates. It prevents DEFLATION and you know DEFLATION is the worst thing ever because it leads to A LIQUIDITY TRAP which is the worst thing ever ever because it causes UNEMPLOYMENT.

Posted by: Paul Krugman Nobel Prize Winner and Destroyer of Nations at October 13, 2021 12:33 PM (KbLYZ)

105 We have a local bacon producer. Good stuff. Had been buying it on sale for 8.99 to 9.99. This week the sale price is 11.49. Didn't have the heart to look at the regular price.
Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at October 13, 2021 12:28 PM (2NHgQ)

Same here, but buying it at $6.99, on sale. I am eating into my strategic bacon reserves, and at current prices, I will make more of my own.

Posted by: flounder at October 13, 2021 12:33 PM (KnJdm)

106 102 This all seems very orchestrated and purposeful - supply chain disruptions, inflation, shortages of goods. The Democrats are behind this and doing it on purpose. Demoralizing the populace? Deepening the atmosphere of fear, hesitancy, uncertainty? Or a case of incompetence trumping malice? What's their game here?


just like in Weimar Germany, they are attempting to minimize the massive debt load of the govt and large corporations

they don't care how much this hurts normal people

Posted by: BlackOrchid at October 13, 2021 12:33 PM (j9HX3)

107 86 Just some things of note. Biden's crew figured they could just brazen out Afghanistan and people would stop talking about it.

Posted by: blaster at October 13, 2021 12:30 PM (mbFEM)

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At the time, I was saying that no one would point to Afghanistan as the reason they voted against Biden, but it would be a key underlying factor. Just because the media stopped talking about it (predictable) doesn't mean that suddenly those people who could be influenced by negative Biden news have actually forgotten it. It's really just foundational material for a case against Biden and Democrats.

It's out of sight, but it's what is helping stand the whole case up solidly.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 12:33 PM (LvTSG)

108 Rather than dissipating, price pressures are holding consistently firm and could be getting harder to dislodge as time goes on. At the moment, a global energy shortage is also unfolding across the U.K., Europe and China, shaking up investors previously distracted by COVID's delta variant, the troubles of China's Evergrande Group, and the potential for a U.S. government shutdown along with the debt-ceiling debate.
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Collapsing energy production and shrinking employment combined with industrial production declines and transit problems, exacerbated by COVID response policies, mandates and the general regulatory overhang combined unchecked money printing is a bad thing?

Whoops. Whoopsie.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 12:33 PM (DU+/6)

109 Twenty-six years ago, we gassed up our vehicles in Atlanta as we moved to Chicago for six miserable years.

Gas was $.98/gal. *sobs*

**

Don't think too hard about how prices are generally only supposed to double in that amount of time.

Trump at $2 was roughly "correct."

Biden has doubled that. In nine months.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Listen to this SC doctor tell you about ivermectin, spoilers, only two deaths at October 13, 2021 12:33 PM (6Y/Rl)

110 blaster - re the whole lack of any apparent consequences for massive damage and disaster and even mega-scandals by Dems/racist-authoritarians: it's dead, Jim.

Something about a moose out front.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at October 13, 2021 12:33 PM (OTzUX)

111 "These stories have challenged the notion that Evergrande is one of a kind," analysts at Capital Economics wrote in a note.
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It's never one of a kind. Ever.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 12:34 PM (DU+/6)

112 Gas, food and goods continue to be key drivers of inflation.

Food, clothing and transportation to work; just the basic necessities of life.

Posted by: Braenyard at October 13, 2021 12:34 PM (+yuVD)

113 This feels actually worse than back then, by a lot. I think its because its also combined with supply shortages and labor problems. Unemployment is really bad right now too, even though there are tons of jobs out there, which is causing problems for businesses as well.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 13, 2021 12:34 PM (KZzsI)

114
When I was still in TX, I used to randomly text my brother photos of the gas pump as I was refueling, just to be a dick. Nothing in there comparing the prices of CA vs TX gas, just the photo. As you can imagine, I got a lot of "fuck you" texts back.

And now that life circumstances forced me to move back to CA to basically start over, you can bet that I NEVER bring that up. And bro is nice enough not to mention it either.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 13, 2021 12:34 PM (n+4am)

115 I will make more of my own.
Posted by: flounder at October 13, 2021 12:33 PM (KnJdm)


Can I come over?

Posted by: Jordan61 at October 13, 2021 12:34 PM (Ez6QX)

116 call someone than to say that they are part of the Biden family.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 12:30 PM (LvTSG)

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"Man, that was a real Biden you just pulled" as a part of the American Lexicon of Epithets?

I like it.

Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at October 13, 2021 12:34 PM (wlPue)

117 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 13, 2021 12:34 PM (IXZGh)

118 This all seems very orchestrated and purposeful - supply chain disruptions, inflation, shortages of goods. The Democrats are behind this and doing it on purpose. Demoralizing the populace? Deepening the atmosphere of fear, hesitancy, uncertainty? Or a case of incompetence trumping malice? What's their game here?

I disagree. This is the result of years and years of bad decisions and short-term thinking in an increasingly complex system. One one piece started to go, the rest went as well.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at October 13, 2021 12:34 PM (jOcSX)

119 This all seems very orchestrated and purposeful - supply chain disruptions, inflation, shortages of goods. The Democrats are behind this and doing it on purpose. Demoralizing the populace? Deepening the atmosphere of fear, hesitancy, uncertainty? Or a case of incompetence trumping malice? What's their game here?
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Its over man. Game over.

Posted by: Sgt Hicks at October 13, 2021 12:34 PM (al00h)

120 This all seems very orchestrated and purposeful - supply chain disruptions, inflation, shortages of goods. The Democrats are behind this and doing it on purpose. Demoralizing the populace? Deepening the atmosphere of fear, hesitancy, uncertainty? Or a case of incompetence trumping malice? What's their game here?

**

I think it's China testing weak points.

Imagine how weak we will be when they decide to make things serious.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Listen to this SC doctor tell you about ivermectin, spoilers, only two deaths at October 13, 2021 12:34 PM (6Y/Rl)

121
Prices going up are real and anyone who puts gas in the car or buys groceries knows it. Even if they aren't counted in the "official" measure.
Posted by: blaster


But "core" inflation - not including food or fuel is....

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 13, 2021 12:34 PM (63Dwl)

122 Vote Democrat. They'll make you miserable and like it.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 13, 2021 12:35 PM (IXZGh)

123 Inflation has been the bane of my life. At almost 29, I remember buying a loaf of white bread for ten cents.
Posted by: G'rump928(c)

I used to buy ounces of pot for $10. On Mannix, a cop goes bad tempted by $85,000 that he could live on forever.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at October 13, 2021 12:35 PM (d9FiS)

124 If you locked a zombie and Psaki in the same room, the zombie would starve

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 13, 2021 12:35 PM (SGPGO)

125 they don't care if the ruin the place. They'll have us living in grass huts as long as it means they run the placfe.

Posted by: Tim Riggins at October 13, 2021 12:35 PM (ZZK0E)

126 110 blaster - re the whole lack of any apparent consequences for massive damage and disaster and even mega-scandals by Dems/racist-authoritarians: it's dead, Jim.

Something about a moose out front.
Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at October 13, 2021 12:33 PM (OTzUX)


Yep. Like I said, there won't be a civil war or a divorce, just millions of separations. Lots of going Galt and No-Go Zones.

Posted by: blaster at October 13, 2021 12:35 PM (mbFEM)

127 Biden has doubled that. In nine months.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Listen to this SC doctor tell you about ivermectin, spoilers, only two deaths at October 13, 2021 12:33 PM (6Y/Rl)
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According to AAA, the national average gas price for regular is only up 50.76% compared to this day last year.

More than halfway to a double, though.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 12:35 PM (DU+/6)

128 This all seems very orchestrated and purposeful - supply chain disruptions, inflation, shortages of goods. The Democrats are behind this and doing it on purpose. Demoralizing the populace? Deepening the atmosphere of fear, hesitancy, uncertainty? Or a case of incompetence trumping malice? What's their game here?
Posted by: Erik in Texas at October 13, 2021 12:32 PM (M9SBl)


combination of economic belief in socialism as an unalloyed good and the need to facilitate stealing for supporters who keep the politicians in office.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 13, 2021 12:35 PM (KbLYZ)

129 Its over man. Game over.
Posted by: Sgt Hicks at October 13, 2021 12:34 PM (al00h)

At least in the end, there will be only chaos.

So I've heard, anyway, .

Posted by: Thrawn at October 13, 2021 12:35 PM (5aFbR)

130 Posted by: Erik in Texas at October 13, 2021 12:32 PM (M9SBl)

I mean we saw actual wage increases where it counts, the middle class, under Trump so yeah I can see Wall Street hating him.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at October 13, 2021 12:35 PM (FncGY)

131 I've been pounding the table saying this for 2 years:

Buy real estate and stocks. Do not under any circumstances hold cash.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 13, 2021 12:35 PM (OalnH)

132 He points out that the inflation this causes is bad for most people, especially those who've actually saved money.

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We've been primarily masking the coming hyperinflation for decades by exporting it and having a dumped into the stock and other financial market bubbles.

Once the US Dollar ceases to be the World's Reserve Currency, #Soon (will probably become the digital Yuan and a cashless society) -- we are good and proper fucked.

All of my hard work and savings over decades, along with my wife's, will become worthless -- and we'll all be equal (sans the multi-billionaire oligarchs) in misery and poverty, the Marxist utopian dream.

Posted by: ShainS -- State-Stamped Sluggish Schizophrenic at October 13, 2021 12:36 PM (ZL1fr)

133 FUNflation!!

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 13, 2021 12:36 PM (OalnH)

134 37 Looks like Bubblegum Crisis is coming early. Wonder when the Polar War will erupt?
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More like when does the Great Kanto Earthquake hit, Anna. The bubblegum economy has to get popped big, right? But these days, we could talk about the Great San Andreas Quake or the collapse of Three Gorges Dam. Either one of those could result in the same situation, just relocated to another place.

Posted by: exdem13 at October 13, 2021 12:36 PM (W+kMI)

135
Whoops. Whoopsie.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 12:33 PM (DU+/6)

_________

At least it was Harvard grads who did this. Imagine if some cow-school alums were responsible.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 13, 2021 12:36 PM (/U27+)

136 It's apparent the world is largely run by psychopath's, maniacs, childless nihilists, sexually depraved homosexuals and pedophiles.

So essentially we are in a death struggle with Satanic Monsters hellbent on destroying everything.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 13, 2021 12:36 PM (//7LJ)

137 Its over man. Game over.

Posted by: Sgt Hicks at October 13, 2021 12:34 PM (al00h)
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Then go out like Sgt Hicks did.

Posted by: Guzalot says FJB at October 13, 2021 12:36 PM (prSvo)

138 I was a lot younger during Carter's run. I do remember the gas shortages and my parents bitching about the cost of food, but I was a teenager and couldn't have cared less... except when I had to fill my '66 Chevelle and it took every last dollar to get it to half a tank of 93 octane.

Now, it's all fucked up. Every last bit.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 13, 2021 12:36 PM (BFigT)

139 I was wondering the other day, what if the Wu Flu was intentionally released not to get us, but for domestic reasons in China? The Chinese accounting is notoriously opaque. What if Xi realized the whole thing is coming down and he's going with it. So they release the bug and crack down.

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Innocent Souls, I'm starvin' over here at October 13, 2021 12:37 PM (u1eUk)

140 Or Sponge one hundred seventeen first

I too don't buy there just slightly rising prices

Posted by: Skip's Phone at October 13, 2021 12:37 PM (HRAei)

141 F Joe Biden

I'm old enough to remember January, 2020 when minority unemployment was at its lowest on record.

Posted by: (jV+aN) President Orange Man Bad (Rheees Be Upon Him) at October 13, 2021 12:37 PM (jV+aN)

142 Inflation generally results in redistribution of wealth as those who are wealthy generally come out better than those who are poor. However, in the current welfare state, the wealthy and poor have safety nets (wealth and government welfare payments respectively) while the upper and lower middle class have none. The end result usually is like Venezuela where you have the poor and the rich with no middle class. But only the rich with government connections get to keep their wealth.

Posted by: whig at October 13, 2021 12:37 PM (9hXN1)

143 51 If Obama was SCOAMF, what is Biden?
Posted by: Jmel at October 13, 2021

BRANDON:

Borderline Retard And Nimrod Destroying Our Nation

needs work.

Posted by: Doug Henning at October 13, 2021 12:37 PM (2cfUo)

144 According to AAA, the national average gas price for regular is only up 50.76% compared to this day last year.

**

Oh, I don't doubt that. What I'm saying is Biden had the ability to take it back to Trump's $2 in his 9 months and complete and total ability to open the economy back up with the blessings of the government and press.

He chose not to. He chose to take gas to $4+

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Listen to this SC doctor tell you about ivermectin, spoilers, only two deaths at October 13, 2021 12:38 PM (6Y/Rl)

145 This all seems very orchestrated and purposeful - supply chain disruptions, inflation, shortages of goods. The Democrats are behind this and doing it on purpose. Demoralizing the populace? Deepening the atmosphere of fear, hesitancy, uncertainty? Or a case of incompetence trumping malice? What's their game here?
Posted by: Erik in Texas at October 13, 2021 12:32 PM (M9SBl)
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On purpose? Yeah, but only sort of. What this really is, I think, is not some grand plan but rather the combination of actions taken by people who think they're always right, that the system always works, that they can do no harm because their motivations are right, and that the only response to a problem is more intervention.

It will feed on itself and make bad outcomes even without a grand conspiracy. I don't think there is a true grand conspiracy beyond things like the WEF who want to blow up the world. But even by planning, it would be hard to get this particular toxic brew. There are too many variables. I think this is far more the consequence of every decision being bad, and every decision compounding the consequences of the decisions that came before.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 12:38 PM (DU+/6)

146 I'm old enough to remember January, 2020 when minority unemployment was at its lowest on record.
Posted by: (jV+aN) President Orange Man Bad (Rheees Be Upon Him) at October 13, 2021 12:37 PM (jV+aN)

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And that was the worst news possibly for Dems. When black people have good paying jobs, they no longer need the Democrat welfare.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 13, 2021 12:38 PM (OalnH)

147 Fuck you Brandon. Poser.

Posted by: Brad at October 13, 2021 12:38 PM (RoIW/)

148 "it's good for some people -- like highly-leveraged corporations with lots of debt. They benefit from dollars being made less and less valuable, as it makes their previous debt shrink."

this is true, and part of the BigGov plan to shrink their own infinite debt. BUT there are also highly leveraged billionaires that make massive profits when government rescues stocks (and bonds) ... the rich were ready to pile in at DOW 18,000 as trillions were promised to save the day.

BOOM ... DOW 36K, that is a doubling if they played it correctly, but if they were "highly leveraged" even better ... it is just more incredible riches for the richest, to brag about at cocktail parties where they trash the deplorables and working class ... thanks BigGov.

and Trump did that, as well and TeamBrandon.

Posted by: illiniwek at October 13, 2021 12:38 PM (Cus5s)

149 Buy real estate and stocks. Do not under any circumstances hold cash.
==
Stock market crashes tomorrow.

Joe kicks himself because without cash he can't buy cheap.

Posted by: Oops Oopsies at October 13, 2021 12:38 PM (al00h)

150 I will make more of my own.
Posted by: flounder at October 13, 2021 12:33 PM (KnJdm)

Can I come over?
Posted by: Jordan61 at October 13, 2021 12:34 PM (Ez6QX)

Any time. We got final electrical and occupancy last week. Just a matter of time before we are moved in.

Posted by: flounder at October 13, 2021 12:38 PM (KnJdm)

151 116 call someone than to say that they are part of the Biden family.

Posted by:TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leoneat October 13, 2021 12:30 PM (LvTSG)

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"Man, that was a real Biden you just pulled" as a part of the American Lexicon of Epithets?

I like it.
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Like, say, "That was a real Charlie Gordon"? Yeah, that could work.

Posted by: exdem13 at October 13, 2021 12:38 PM (W+kMI)

152 combination of economic belief in socialism as an unalloyed good and the need to facilitate stealing for supporters who keep the politicians in office.
Posted by: Kindltot at October 13, 2021 12:35 PM (KbLYZ)

Yes indeed. Malicious AND incompetent.

Posted by: Erik in Texas at October 13, 2021 12:38 PM (M9SBl)

153 RN films herself being fired due to noncompliance with jab mandate:

https://tinyurl.com/urfj9ppu

Posted by: kallisto at October 13, 2021 12:38 PM (DJFLF)

154 Fuck the midterms. I want the GOP to implode.

I want the Dems and the NeverTrumpers to lose everything - have their savings wiped out by inflation, food beyond Hamburger Helper too expensive and having to walk ten miles to their doctor because gas is too expensive.

I want these fuckers to suffer. I want them having to sell pints of blood every week to afford grocery money. I want them cutting off their limbs and sucking out their own marrow in order to survive. Fuck them all.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 13, 2021 12:39 PM (2JVJo)

155 Cool, does that mean SS will go broke even faster?
Posted by: Jordan61


Which is funny.
Because EBT is never threatened.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 13, 2021 12:39 PM (OCTRt)

156 i always love how they remove food and energy from "CORE" inflation because those are so volatile...

i mean, it's not like every needs those two fucking things specifically to survive...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at October 13, 2021 12:39 PM (8D42x)

157 [He chose not to. He chose to take gas to $4+
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Listen to this SC doctor tell you about ivermectin, spoilers, only two deaths at October 13, 2021 12:38 PM (6Y/Rl)



In fairness, Joe doesn't choose anything except what flavor of icecream.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 13, 2021 12:39 PM (yQpMk)

158 And I may be an idiot, but I believe stagflation we saw was caused by currency inflation coupled with regulations intended to prevent the collapse of firms to allow clearing of bad debts and investments.

We have the same thing niow, the rules are being set up to support the corporations that invested badly with borrowed money, so they never have to pay the price.

The price is supposed to be paid by us, instead.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 13, 2021 12:39 PM (KbLYZ)

159 essentially we are in a death struggle with Satanic Monsters hellbent on destroying everything.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 13, 2021 12:36 PM (//7LJ)

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Well, they lose, in the end, but, they try to take as many with them as they can.

Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at October 13, 2021 12:39 PM (wlPue)

160 Aaannd coincidentally, SS has a COLA for next year and on of 5.9%. The highest in about the same time.

Gee you think they had something to do with each other?

A COLA generally just helps those who get one to keep up with prices that have already been high for awhile.

Is it the Alzheimers or was he this stupid to begin with?

Posted by: jakee308 at October 13, 2021 12:39 PM (tsmrH)

161 >>According to AAA, the national average gas price for regular is only up 50.76% compared to this day last year.



Maybe 50% of the current pricing...but gas has doubled in the last couple years.

Posted by: garrett at October 13, 2021 12:39 PM (Va3dv)

162 Make America Poor Again!

Posted by: 29Victor at October 13, 2021 12:39 PM (BJKQV)

163 He chose not to. He chose to take gas to $4+
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Listen to this SC doctor tell you about ivermectin, spoilers, only two deaths at October 13, 2021 12:38 PM (6Y/Rl)

What is worse? He ran on that Platform. He SAID he was going to raise gas prices, for the 'environment'.

This is actually ONE campaign promise, he has kept.

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 13, 2021 12:39 PM (oHd/0)

164 Yep, fair bet that the insane spending and QE that occurred under Trump were only neutralized by the booming unleashed economy generally - energy, industrial and manufacturing investment and employment.

So, we had half the formula for actual prosperity in place. Other half would have been a very tough slog - the electorate is dumbed-down into self-destructively stupid territory, the institutions are generally garbage, and the "elites" are pathetically sub-mediocre (look at the idiotic political views of many "successful" Wall Street types). The political class? Obviously totally dysfunctional.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at October 13, 2021 12:40 PM (OTzUX)

165 149 Buy real estate and stocks. Do not under any circumstances hold cash.
==
Stock market crashes tomorrow.

Joe kicks himself because without cash he can't buy cheap.
Posted by: Oops Oopsies at October 13, 2021 12:38 PM (al00h)

____

In the past 2 years stock indexes are about 35% higher. Meanwhile the value of cash is 10-20% lower. That's a risk I'll take any day.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 13, 2021 12:40 PM (OalnH)

166 I wouldn't go boating near Persia right now.


... or Taiwan.

Posted by: DaveA at October 13, 2021 12:40 PM (FhXTo)

167 Wolfus, It won't stave off the Coof but it will reduce likelihood of blood clotting from the spike or from vaxxing even. Ask your physician about taking the reduced strength aspirin for those over 29. If you have existing bleeding, risk of stroke, or blood disorders or are a young adult with a viral infection such as Coof, then aspirin might be wise but your physician should know. You can also consult pharmacists as most know more about medications and side effects than many doctors. After all, knowing medicines is their primary job.

I've taken the reduced dose of aspirin for years as being in a certain age and from a family with heart issues. Likewise, I've taken Quercetin, vitamin C and Zinc via Coldeeze and D3, etc. for years for unrelated medical issues as a way to reduce body inflammation and risk of respiratory illness.

Posted by: whig at October 13, 2021


***
Maybe I don't need to worry about taking aspirin now, then. Thanks.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 12:40 PM (/XOcP)

168 the nearly decade-long binge of "quantitative easing" -- simply printing hundreds of billions of new dollars and injecting them into the economy

"The economy" being the pockets of their friends. Those dollars are now coming out and buying real estate after being churned thru the stock market since, what, March 2009.

Posted by: t-bird at October 13, 2021 12:40 PM (SwCv8)

169 Inflation sucks the big one. I have been very frugal and during my periods of being a high earner, I saved it. And now I watch my savings dwindle away. I have a "high yield" savings account. It beats short-term treasuries and is within a fraction of a point of most CDs.

It's earning less than a percent, while inflation runs, optimistically, at six times that. The only alternatives that can become liquid should I need they money (as opposed to, say, land) are bubbilicious equity and bond markets.

It sucks hugely. I've loosened my purse strings recently. I might as well get something for my money. It makes me extraordinarily angry.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 12:40 PM (DU+/6)

170 meanwhile, somewhere in Asia...traveler is not happy with the vaxx-scanners:

https://tinyurl.com/yum89n26

Posted by: kallisto at October 13, 2021 12:40 PM (DJFLF)

171 Look man, we told you to start Christmas shopping last year!

Posted by: Joe Brandon at October 13, 2021 12:41 PM (VTfbZ)

172 146 But a heroic Chinese virus was already here and ready to save the day!

Posted by: steevy at October 13, 2021 12:41 PM (CYnTg)

173 "BREAKING: Inflation was up 5.4% over last year in September -- the highest rate in 13 years." could have better been:
"BROKEN: Inflation was up 5.4% over last year in September -- the highest rate in 13 years."
or
"BIDENOMICS Works!: Inflation was up 5.4% over last year in September -- the highest rate in 13 years."

Posted by: R.F. Hirsch at October 13, 2021 12:41 PM (oMkPq)

174 We'll know it's getting frisky when there's a run on the banks.

Posted by: wth at October 13, 2021 12:41 PM (v0R5T)

175 What's next? Disco balls and roller skates?

Posted by: 29Victor at October 13, 2021 12:41 PM (BJKQV)

176 So, I need to do a cash out refi. Wait to see what the fed does or jump on a rate now?

Posted by: PAgirlinNC at October 13, 2021 12:41 PM (tlewR)

177 >>In the past 2 years stock indexes are about 35% higher. Meanwhile the value of cash is 10-20% lower. That's a risk I'll take any day.


Now. Sell and pay your taxes.

Then we can talk about comparisons.

Posted by: garrett at October 13, 2021 12:42 PM (Va3dv)

178 Maybe I don't need to worry about taking aspirin now, then. Thanks.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 12:40 PM (/XOcP)


Probably should buy some, though. Just in case they decide to ban it, for our own good.

Posted by: Jordan61 at October 13, 2021 12:42 PM (Ez6QX)

179 You sell plasma, MP4, not blood. Been there, done that.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at October 13, 2021 12:42 PM (5HBd1)

180 Jimmy Carter must be grinning now because O' Joe has rescued him from the "worst ever" category.

Posted by: George V at October 13, 2021 12:42 PM (U2Tva)

181 yeah, near zero percent monetary policy is good when you have a crippling national debt that would destroy the country if we had to pay interest above 0.025% but it sucks for Seniors with nest eggs because those eggs will pay much less.

Posted by: Tim Riggins at October 13, 2021 12:42 PM (ZZK0E)

182 what if the Wu Flu was intentionally released not to get us, but for domestic reasons in China? The Chinese accounting is notoriously opaque. What if Xi realized the whole thing is coming down and he's going with it. So they release the bug and crack down.
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I was multitasking. It was great cover to get rid of trouble makers and crack down internally. Also, I had to be rid of Trump because a second term would have killed me (literally) and it was made clear to me that the "real" american government was okay with me doing it to get rid of him.

Posted by: Xinnie the Pooh at October 13, 2021 12:42 PM (ZEaSo)

183 If things economic are cratering now just wait until the ebb tide between thanksgiving, xmas and new years when large firms announce budget shortfalls and huge layoffs.

Excepting of course our inflation-proof state and federal agancies.

Posted by: 13times at October 13, 2021 12:42 PM (JUq7n)

184 This time, a veterinary experience question: If your cat were to have Irritable Bowel Syndrome, would he necessarily exhibit diarrhea? Chekov is not showing that, but we wonder if something is up with his internal plumbing; he moves around like an old codger, whereas just 2 months ago he was acting like a cat half his age (which is 14). If he isn't having diarrhea, that rules IBS out?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 12:42 PM (/XOcP)

185 177 >>In the past 2 years stock indexes are about 35% higher. Meanwhile the value of cash is 10-20% lower. That's a risk I'll take any day.


Now. Sell and pay your taxes.

Then we can talk about comparisons.
Posted by: garrett at October 13, 2021 12:42 PM (Va3dv)

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Da fuq you talking about dude? Never mind. Keep your money in a 0.1% savings account. I really don't give a fuck.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 13, 2021 12:42 PM (OalnH)

186 See what happens to your country when you import 1/3 of your population. Not good.

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 13, 2021 12:43 PM (fWTJL)

187 It sucks hugely. I've loosened my purse strings recently. I might as well get something for my money. It makes me extraordinarily angry.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 12:40 PM (DU+/6)

*nods sagely*
Hookers and blow.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw at October 13, 2021 12:43 PM (v/0KI)

188 175 What's next? Disco balls and roller skates?
Posted by: 29Victor at October 13, 2021 12:41 PM (BJKQV)

/looks at the skates in his closet

Works fer me!

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 13, 2021 12:43 PM (oHd/0)

189 Not to mention that everything is slaved/pegged to the dollar.

Real Estate and Stocks are valued in that same inflated dollar.

Buy Brass and Lead. At least you can use those.

Posted by: garrett at October 13, 2021 12:43 PM (Va3dv)

190 Jimmy Carter must be grinning now because O' Joe has rescued him from the "worst ever" category.
Posted by: George V at October 13, 2021


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Jugears did that first.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 12:43 PM (/XOcP)

191 Anyone with even a hint of basic understanding of economics could have predicted this. You can't deficit finance for 40 years without hyperinflation eventually catching up with you. Only surprise for me was it took as long as it did to happen.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 13, 2021 12:44 PM (OalnH)

192 144 According to AAA, the national average gas price for regular is only up 50.76% compared to this day last year.
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Oh, I don't doubt that. What I'm saying is Biden had the ability to take it back to Trump's $2 in his 9 months and complete and total ability to open the economy back up with the blessings of the government and press.

He chose not to. He chose to take gas to $4+
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The Hiden junta and its allies in the Deep State has its agenda of wrecking the Republic so that True Socialism can be attempted. Trump was dealt with before he could move things along too far in the other direction. Everything will be done, is being done, to provoke a collapse and bring the Burning Times. The stuttering potato installed in the White House is the messenger, not the origin of the message.

Posted by: exdem13 at October 13, 2021 12:44 PM (W+kMI)

193 Wait to see what the fed does or jump on a rate now?
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jump now.

Posted by: don't wait about at October 13, 2021 12:44 PM (al00h)

194 The funny thing about this entire mess is that it was caused entirely by government's reaction to the virus, not the virus itself.

To get Trump out of office, they played Russian Roulette with the world economy. Now that Biden is the FICUS, government is messing up not only our vaccine response, but continuing to mess with our economy by these vaporware vaccine mandates and Build Back Better.

Economists will be analyzing the data from this period in history for decades to come.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at October 13, 2021 12:44 PM (mdjgu)

195 The more stupid they are, the more they believe in their vision for a better world.

Posted by: IanDeal at October 13, 2021 12:44 PM (0n053)

196 194 Economists will be analyzing the data from this period in history for decades to come.
Posted by: Darrell Harris at October 13, 2021 12:44 PM (mdjgu)

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Only those who don't want to climb the administrative chain.

The smart ones will keep quiet.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 12:44 PM (LvTSG)

197 What's next? Disco balls and roller skates?

**

Using the power of the federal government through mileage mandates to ban muscle cars.

Wait, nevermind.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Listen to this SC doctor tell you about ivermectin, spoilers, only two deaths at October 13, 2021 12:45 PM (6Y/Rl)

198 154 MP4, I understand wanting the world to burn but a lot of good people are going to be hurt as well. One should always consider the effects on the nameless people in society around you when proposing what should happen. Right now, we have people in power that only consider their own feelings when making policy rather than what will be the consequences and whether it will work. You can see how that is going.

In general, some people are good, some are bad, and most have both good and bad qualities. Note that even the Lord in the Old Testament uses proportional punishment for his Chosen ones with only a few instances of nearly total annihilation.

Posted by: whig at October 13, 2021 12:45 PM (9hXN1)

199 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 12:38 PM (DU+/6)

Of course it's on purpose. We had this fucking virus for 18 months and didn't have this problem. Now it's immense while stadiums are full and stores are open. This is intentional and probably coordinated by donks and China.

Posted by: CN at October 13, 2021 12:45 PM (ONvIw)

200 yeah, near zero percent monetary policy is good when you have a crippling national debt that would destroy the country if we had to pay interest above 0.025% but it sucks for Seniors with nest eggs because those eggs will pay much less.
Posted by: Tim Riggins at October 13, 2021 12:42 PM (ZZK0E)
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And why is that good? Interest rates are a control and moderation mechanism, among other things. If the borrower is a bankrupt profligate rotter, he has to pay more. Why *shouldn't* the US government have to pay more and live within its means like I do?

Yes, higher interest and lower credit availability will have dire consequences for the government. If interest rates doubled - which, conservatively, they should - then suddenly well over half the revenue is going to interest. That difference will have to be cut. Sorry, that's the way it is. It needs to happen.

The best time to plant a tree is thirty years ago. The second-best time to plant a tree is right now.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 12:45 PM (DU+/6)

201 Inflation is "transitory" only in relation to the age of the universe.

Posted by: Archer at October 13, 2021 12:45 PM (gmo/4)

202 Well the Great Depression would just have been another short term depression. It was the government response that made it " great"

Posted by: steevy at October 13, 2021 12:45 PM (CYnTg)

203 i always love how they remove food and energy from "CORE" inflation because those are so volatile...

i mean, it's not like every needs those two fucking things specifically to survive...
Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at October 13, 2021 12:39 PM (8D42x)


They're included in other measures of inflation, but the whole point of the government calculating inflation is to allow it to adjust payments and project future expenses. Hard to do if your projections of inflation can wildly vary based on which two months you use for your starting and stopping points.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at October 13, 2021 12:45 PM (jOcSX)

204 >> You sell plasma, MP4, not blood. Been there, done that.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at October 13, 2021 12:42 PM (5HBd1)

Oh, I thought it was bathwater. Doesn't everyone just sell their bathwater?

Posted by: "gamer" "girl" Belle Delphine at October 13, 2021 12:45 PM (Tm5Ir)

205 This time, a veterinary experience question: If your cat were to have Irritable Bowel Syndrome, would he necessarily exhibit diarrhea? Chekov is not showing that, but we wonder if something is up with his internal plumbing; he moves around like an old codger, whereas just 2 months ago he was acting like a cat half his age (which is 14). If he isn't having diarrhea, that rules IBS out?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 12:42 PM (/XOcP)


Is he gaining weight?

Posted by: Jordan61 at October 13, 2021 12:46 PM (Ez6QX)

206 @145 Yeah, but I think there is a set of desired outcomes that are leveraged at every single crisis or upset that leads to a worse situation than otherwise woud have prevailed (the "Great Depression" and "New Deal" among others.) We deliberately make decisions that allow for bad outcomes, like not enforcing our own borders. I think there is a large degree of malice and forethought in creating an increasingly bleak economic and cultural outlook.

Posted by: Erik in Texas at October 13, 2021 12:46 PM (M9SBl)

207 "And that was the worst news possibly for Dems. When black people have good paying jobs, they no longer need the Democrat welfare."

Huh?

Why would Dems care? Among all the brainless disastrous tribal robot inertial voting blocs they rely on - and there are several - the black vote is the most reliable. Lowest black unemployment evah had no effect on election outcome.

Of course there was that bizarre anomaly of Joe running behind even the limp, losing Clinton in major urban black vote numbers - except for Milwaukee, Wayne County, Philadelphia, and Atlanta. But I'm sure there's a perfectly plausible explanation for that, even though nobody's even attempted one, and it's something that's never happened before.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at October 13, 2021 12:46 PM (OTzUX)

208 It's earning less than a percent, while inflation runs, optimistically, at six times that. The only alternatives that can become liquid should I need they money (as opposed to, say, land) are bubbilicious equity and bond markets.

It sucks hugely. I've loosened my purse strings recently. I might as well get something for my money. It makes me extraordinarily angry.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 12:40 PM (DU+/6)

financial assets, unless they are speculative, take a beating in an inflationary period. The only investments that do well are physical assets which are also inflating, most notably real estate. And this explains why we are seeing such a mad rush to buy property across the sun belt states. (excepting the west coast, which people are fleeing)

A wrinkle this time around - Commercial Real Estate is NOT soaring, because there's a glut of supply thanks to the Covid etc situation. But Residential is.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 13, 2021 12:46 PM (trdmm)

209 Maybe I don't need to worry about taking aspirin now, then. Thanks.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021

Probably should buy some, though. Just in case they decide to ban it, for our own good.
Posted by: Jordan61 at October 13, 2021


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I've got a full bottle. Miss Linda insists on taking that and nothing else for her migraines. I don't know how well aspirin works. It never worked for me when I had my semi-migraine sinus headaches in my youth.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 12:46 PM (/XOcP)

210 202 Well the Great Depression would just have been another short term depression. It was the government response that made it " great"
Posted by: steevy at October 13, 2021 12:45 PM (CYnTg)

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What are you talking about? FDR and massive govt spending saved America and the world's economies.
- Every history book

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 13, 2021 12:46 PM (OalnH)

211 If things economic are cratering now just wait until the ebb tide between thanksgiving, xmas and new years when large firms announce budget shortfalls and huge layoffs. ...
Posted by: 13times at October 13, 2021 12:42 PM (JUq7n)
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As long as they fire me after January 1st, I won't be too unhappy about it. I'll get my turn at kicking back and milking unemployment for a while. Might as well get some of my money back.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 12:46 PM (DU+/6)

212 >>Da fuq you talking about dude? Never mind. Keep your money in a 0.1% savings account. I really don't give a fuck.


You keep believing you are way up in Stocks valued in (inflated) dollars and pre-taxed revenues.

Posted by: garrett at October 13, 2021 12:46 PM (Va3dv)

213 Gonna need a bigger wheelbarrow.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 13, 2021 12:47 PM (Xrfse)

214 This time, a veterinary experience question: If your cat were to have Irritable Bowel Syndrome, would he necessarily exhibit diarrhea? . . . If he isn't having diarrhea, that rules IBS out?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021

Is he gaining weight?
Posted by: Jordan61 at October 13, 2021


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He's lost a little, but doesn't look emaciated.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 12:47 PM (/XOcP)

215 207 Of course there was that bizarre anomaly of Joe running behind even the limp, losing Clinton in major urban black vote numbers - except for Milwaukee, Wayne County, Philadelphia, and Atlanta. But I'm sure there's a perfectly plausible explanation for that, even though nobody's even attempted one, and it's something that's never happened before.
Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at October 13, 2021 12:46 PM (OTzUX)

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Well, ballot box stuffing.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 12:47 PM (LvTSG)

216 191 Anyone with even a hint of basic understanding of economics could have predicted this. You can't deficit finance for 40 years without hyperinflation eventually catching up with you. Only surprise for me was it took as long as it did to happen.
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Even with a lng-running war on though, inflation was being held at a steady pace in W and Trump's time. It was the Left's intention to wreck the economy with uncontrolled spending and the dismantling of the USA industry. Too bad the Uniparty didn't stop Obamacare and the Spendulus; those were the trial cases, and it gave them hop and impetus. Alas, alas, for the election of 2020!

Posted by: exdem13 at October 13, 2021 12:47 PM (W+kMI)

217 Yeah, and Hoover " did nothing", except start most of the terrible policies FDR would continue and expand on...

Posted by: steevy at October 13, 2021 12:47 PM (CYnTg)

218 Well, this thread is timely. Mrs. JTB and I were discussing what to include in the Biden pantry as she so appropriately calls it. Mostly items in jars or cans. The electric service in our area is normally very dependble but my faith in anything we took for granted is diminishing as we speak, so relying on the freezer or fridge is out.

Posted by: JTB at October 13, 2021 12:47 PM (7EjX1)

219 IBS in people can be either diarrhea or constipation. Not sure if it's the same for cats.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at October 13, 2021 12:47 PM (5HBd1)

220 195 The more stupid they are, the more they believe in their vision for a better world.
Posted by: IanDeal at October 13, 2021 12:44 PM (0n053)

They are repairing a broken world, both the human population and the (fucking) planet. No more falsehoods or derisions, golden living dreams of visions! Get with it.

Posted by: CN at October 13, 2021 12:48 PM (ONvIw)

221 Why *shouldn't* the US government have to pay more and live within its means like I do?
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Because we control the money supply and you don't.

Posted by: Fed Reserve Bank at October 13, 2021 12:48 PM (ZEaSo)

222 Daily Mail reporting new emails and phone calls from Hunter's laptop shows Hunter and Joe shared bank accounts and paid each other bills. They make the laughable claim that the FBI will have to investigate Joe now. Only if the Kamala Express cackles out of the station sooner than we think.

https://tinyurl.com/d8kj3kyw

Posted by: Ian S. at October 13, 2021 12:48 PM (ZGrMX)

223 Bread lines are a good thing.

Posted by: Boiny Sanduz at October 13, 2021 12:48 PM (cRbES)

224

The gods too are fond of a joke.

Posted by: Aristotle at October 13, 2021 12:48 PM (LSBRk)

225 Have you folks heard that Auguson Farms (which sells food storage items) has shut down for 90 days? They can't get supplies to make their products. It's a big story on prepper channels.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at October 13, 2021 12:49 PM (5HBd1)

226 And this explains why we are seeing such a mad rush to buy property across the sun belt states. (excepting the west coast, which people are fleeing)

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West coast is doing just fine real estate wise. LA's median price is up 25% YOY. People need to stop with the myth that everyone is leaving CA. Sure, some people are, but they are being replaced by illegals at a rate to keep demand for housing high and prices surging.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 13, 2021 12:49 PM (OalnH)

227 222 Daily Mail reporting new emails and phone calls from Hunter's laptop shows Hunter and Joe shared bank accounts and paid each other bills. They make the laughable claim that the FBI will have to investigate Joe now. Only if the Kamala Express cackles out of the station sooner than we think.

https://tinyurl.com/d8kj3kyw
Posted by: Ian S. at October 13, 2021 12:48 PM (ZGrMX)

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Well, they probably should. We know they won't because some married white woman complained to her white school board about the racist materials written by white trannies.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 12:49 PM (LvTSG)

228 >>> I've got a full bottle. Miss Linda insists on taking that and nothing else for her migraines. I don't know how well aspirin works. It never worked for me when I had my semi-migraine sinus headaches in my youth.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 12:46 PM (/XOcP)


Exederine Migraine Extra Strength works the best for me. It's a combination of acetaminophen and ibuprofen and caffene.

Posted by: banana Dream at October 13, 2021 12:49 PM (Tm5Ir)

229 price of gasoline is up almost 50% from where it was a year ago.
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That's a lie gas is up more than 50% from the time Joey the Pedo lied that he would defend the Constitution. Less than NINE MONTHS UP 50%+

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at October 13, 2021 12:49 PM (iDcra)

230
Is it the Alzheimers or was he this stupid to begin with?
Posted by: jakee308 at October 13, 2021 12:39 PM (tsmrH)

Both. And Corrupt, don't forget the corruption. It's the most fun part.

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Innocent Souls, I'm starvin' over here at October 13, 2021 12:49 PM (u1eUk)

231 He's lost a little, but doesn't look emaciated.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 12:47 PM (/XOcP)


Hm. Just asking because when my dog (RIP) got suddenly sluggish, it turned out to be his thyroid. But one of his symptoms was weight gain.

Posted by: Jordan61 at October 13, 2021 12:49 PM (Ez6QX)

232 To get Trump out of office, they played Russian Roulette with the world economy.

They thought it was Russian Roulette. Turns out they were holding an automatic with one in the chamber.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at October 13, 2021 12:50 PM (SchxB)

233 They make the laughable claim that the FBI will have to investigate Joe now.
Hmmm, no intent, no sensible prosecutor would charge
Merrick Garland

Posted by: steevy at October 13, 2021 12:50 PM (CYnTg)

234 People need to stop with the myth that everyone is leaving CA. Sure, some people are, but they are being replaced by illegals at a rate to keep demand for housing high and prices surging.

I agree, but the buyers you see on the SoCal HGTV shows are not illegals, or even Latinxes. They're white Karens.

Posted by: Ian S. at October 13, 2021 12:50 PM (ZGrMX)

235 Interest rates are the price of money.

Class, what happens when prices are distorted, and don't reflect some underlying scarcity (supply/demand)?

Answers in Russian, on GOSPLAN stationery, if you please.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at October 13, 2021 12:50 PM (OTzUX)

236 They make the laughable claim that the FBI will have to investigate Joe now.

Tucker had Bret Hume on last night and asked if if Garland would allow investigation and he said NO

Posted by: It's me donna at October 13, 2021 12:50 PM (RLGan)

237 Go long on California Real Estate.

See how well you do.

And I hope you have enough to service your properties. Because the cost of ownership in Cali is not coming down anytime soon.

Posted by: garrett at October 13, 2021 12:50 PM (Va3dv)

238 I oppose a bellbottom mandate in any form! And I refuse to do the Hustle! I will die on this hill.

Posted by: 29Victor at October 13, 2021 12:50 PM (BJKQV)

239 West coast is doing just fine real estate wise. LA's median price is up 25% YOY. People need to stop with the myth that everyone is leaving CA. Sure, some people are, but they are being replaced by illegals at a rate to keep demand for housing high and prices surging.
Posted by: Joe XiDen
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The denial is strong in this one.

Posted by: stages of grief at October 13, 2021 12:50 PM (BnjBX)

240 Posted by: Ian S. at October 13, 2021 12:48 PM (ZGrMX)

They all have access to the Biden Family Trust. That's been know for over a year.

That's where the 10% for the Big Guy gets laundered into their pocket.

Note, they pay all their bills, through the trust... and that Laptop? Yet, bought through the trust.

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 13, 2021 12:51 PM (oHd/0)

241 225 Have you folks heard that Auguson Farms (which sells food storage items) has shut down for 90 days? They can't get supplies to make their products. It's a big story on prepper channels.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at October 13, 2021 12:49 PM (5HBd1)

Give us Taiwan or you'll get nothing.
Even if you do, you'll get no more than we're willing to send you.
Kneel

Posted by: China's outsourcers at October 13, 2021 12:51 PM (ONvIw)

242 Name a President that has done worse at his job in his first year.

You have to go back to the string of turds we had in the runup to the Civil War to find a worse "year one"

Posted by: Shenanigans at October 13, 2021 12:51 PM (ZR7kf)

243 Yeah, and Hoover " did nothing", except start most of the terrible policies FDR would continue and expand on...
Posted by: steevy at October 13, 2021 12:47 PM (CYnTg)
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Remember the panic of 1920-21? Almost no one does. During that panic, there were two camps. The first wanted a massive response - big unemployment benefits, federal support for industrial concerns, government-backed banking, a return to some degree of war-era production and price control, etc. The second said, "NOPE. Let it fall, let it sort itself out."

The second group won out for the most part (the Fed did some intervening). The result was the sharpest economic decline peak-to-trough in American history up to that point. And it was over and fully recovered within 18 months.

A member of the first group was Herbert Hoover. He got his way on their next time 'round the horn.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 12:51 PM (DU+/6)

244 225 Have you folks heard that Auguson Farms (which sells food storage items) has shut down for 90 days? They can't get supplies to make their products. It's a big story on prepper channels.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at October 13, 2021 12:49 PM (5HBd1)
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Overpriced and still selling out, desperate times indeed. Buy beans and rice in bulk and invest in a vacuum sealer. Start a garden and learn to can or invest in a food dehydrator if don't do so already.

Posted by: Guzalot says FJB at October 13, 2021 12:52 PM (prSvo)

245 I'm so sleepy
Making dumb mistakes at werk

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at October 13, 2021 12:52 PM (jyG9l)

246 The misery index is BACK!

Posted by: radar at October 13, 2021 12:52 PM (byl2g)

247 243 Yeah, as good as Coolidge was he begat Hoover. The GHW Bush to his Reagan...

Posted by: steevy at October 13, 2021 12:53 PM (CYnTg)

248 246 The misery index is BACK!
Posted by: radar at October 13, 2021 12:52 PM (byl2g)

This time with masks and lockdowns

Posted by: It's me donna at October 13, 2021 12:53 PM (RLGan)

249 I used to rent one of my houses for $1450 in 2017. I just signed a new tenant for $2400. And even at $2400, I'm a little below market, but I do that so I get a lot of people to choose from and pick the best tenants I can find. I could probably get $2600 if I really wanted to.

Meanwhile McDonald's is paying $17/hr in town where it was once a $7 or $8 job.



Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 13, 2021 12:53 PM (OalnH)

250 I am considering buying property. That property will not be any place I don't want to live. Just in case. Plus property taxes are a bitch and a half.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 12:53 PM (DU+/6)

251 I'm so sleepy
Making dumb mistakes at werk


I do that when I'm wide awake.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at October 13, 2021 12:53 PM (SchxB)

252 Overpriced and still selling out, desperate times indeed. Buy beans and rice in bulk and invest in a vacuum sealer. Start a garden and learn to can or invest in a food dehydrator if don't do so already.
Posted by: Guzalot says FJB at October 13, 2021 12:52 PM (prSvo)

We are smart. You wont be starting gardens in October, devils!

Posted by: China's outsourcers at October 13, 2021 12:53 PM (ONvIw)

253 The only sensible thing to do is to start cutting government.

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 13, 2021 12:53 PM (fWTJL)

254 I oppose a bellbottom mandate in any form! And I refuse to do the Hustle! I will die on this hill.
Posted by: 29Victor


I support a vacation mandate 100%. And forced vacations if people refuse.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 13, 2021 12:53 PM (OCTRt)

255 Yeah, CA real estate prices are weird. Inner city and Suburb prices are way up.

Outside the metro areas? Prices are just about the same as they have been for a couple of years.

I think the trend is Yuppies movin to the burbs, while more 'ethnic' groups are buying in the smaller towns... thus the weird split in prices.

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 13, 2021 12:54 PM (oHd/0)

256 242 A pity we all died in the nuclear war Trump started in his first year...

Posted by: steevy at October 13, 2021 12:54 PM (CYnTg)

257
Exederine Migraine Extra Strength works the best for me. It's a combination of acetaminophen and ibuprofen and caffene.
Posted by: banana Dream at October 13, 2021


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I never tried that -- I'm not sure it existed -- when I would have my nauseating, near-migraine sinus pain. Felt like a little demon was strangling a nerve in my left eye socket. They began when I was about 12 and recurred at odd intervals until I was about 43. Seldane Rx would knock them out; it had loads of caffeine. Oddly, though, after 6 months of using that, the headaches vanished. One day I found the bottle, but it had expired a year earlier. Good thing I no longer need it, as it's off the market now.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 12:54 PM (/XOcP)

258 Meanwhile McDonald's is paying $17/hr in town where it was once a $7 or $8 job.
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All is well, remain calm!

Posted by: reassuring national guardsman walking the streets next week at October 13, 2021 12:54 PM (/QSim)

259 239 West coast is doing just fine real estate wise. LA's median price is up 25% YOY. People need to stop with the myth that everyone is leaving CA. Sure, some people are, but they are being replaced by illegals at a rate to keep demand for housing high and prices surging.
Posted by: Joe XiDen
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The denial is strong in this one.
Posted by: stages of grief at October 13, 2021 12:50 PM (BnjBX)

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I don't live in CA so I don't care either way. But data is data. And CA is doing just fine real estate wise. As is Seattle another place that everyone is supposedly leaving.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 13, 2021 12:54 PM (OalnH)

260 Name a President that has done worse at his job in his first year.

William Henry Harrison

Posted by: JoeF. at October 13, 2021 12:54 PM (mR6Gs)

261 250 I am considering buying property. That property will not be any place I don't want to live. Just in case. Plus property taxes are a bitch and a half.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 12:53 PM (DU+/6)

My mother would never live in rural Mississippi, but somehow she bought a 3 bedroom house and acreage with good duck hunting. We're still stunned.

Posted by: China's outsourcers at October 13, 2021 12:54 PM (ONvIw)

262 DROAMF -- Drooling retard of a miserable failure...

Posted by: FriscoYoda at October 13, 2021 12:54 PM (+56GQ)

263 Off China sock

Posted by: CN at October 13, 2021 12:55 PM (ONvIw)

264 WTH? Obama tried to kill the oil industry.
What kept it alive was drilling and fracking on PRIVATE land.
That reporter seems to have forgotten the high oil/gas prices under Shit Midas.

Posted by: Erebus- ex-killer whale at October 13, 2021 12:55 PM (1+Uv7)

265 260 Name a President that has done worse at his job in his first year.

William Henry Harrison

Posted by: JoeF. at October 13, 2021 12:54 PM (mR6Gs)

=========

He is one of America's greatest presidents.

He harmed America the least during his administration.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 12:55 PM (LvTSG)

266 If he isn't having diarrhea, that rules IBS out?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 12:42 PM (/XOcP)

Is he gaining weight?
Posted by: Jordan61 at October 13, 2021 12:46 PM (Ez6QX)


Constipation is also an indicator of IBS. I'd do a blood panel on the little guy TBH. Cats are the worst when it comes to hiding problems, and by the time they do show some symptoms things can go downhill really fast. He should have a few lives left, but he might have been gambling late at night. I'd sleep better knowing that his stomach, kidneys, liver etc. are all happy neighbors in organville.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at October 13, 2021 12:55 PM (wAnMi)

267 You're paying an average of $175 a month more, but you saved 16 cents by eating more baked beans on the Fourth of July!!

We traded mean tweets to be unable to afford to eat.

Posted by: Lrrr at October 13, 2021 12:55 PM (jIL4c)

268 A pity we all died in the nuclear war Trump started in his first year...

He had to be stopped!!! Stay safe.

Posted by: Miley Vanilli at October 13, 2021 12:55 PM (Xrfse)

269 TMJ, easy and convenient to say "ballot box stuffing", and I'd agree it's very likely some version of that - but "without evidence", I don't buy it.

Faith is for the ultimate questions.

Facts are actually required for specific temporal matters. If one wants to be above the level of brainless partisans.

Speaking of which, the Maricopa audit. Probably me, but I've still seen little of much interest, other than the unsurprising result that the number of very questionable ballots is multiples of the "winning" margin in the state. Which still doesn't get us to the goal line.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at October 13, 2021 12:55 PM (OTzUX)

270 I buy both long term and regular bulk items. Got the Food Saver, own a canner, etc. I thought it was curious when I couldn't get Auguson's Black Bean Burger a few months back. I think this is more likely to be disruption of the supply lines in this country. I'd bet they get most of their food in the US.

(And I had to buy some organizer stuff, because I can't tell what I have in the pantry any more.)

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at October 13, 2021 12:55 PM (5HBd1)

271 And house prices don't count in inflation metrics. They use a concept called "Owner's Equivalent Rent" (OER). Roughly, it means "how much would a homeowner have to pay if he rented the property instead of owning it?" OER ties directly into interest rates and financing, while ignoring actual costs. If the inflation calculation included property - and I think it should - it would be much higher.

Though OER is more honest than "hedonic adjustments."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 12:55 PM (DU+/6)

272
I don't live in CA so I don't care either way. But data is data. And CA is doing just fine real estate wise. As is Seattle another place that everyone is supposedly leaving.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 13, 2021 12

In my area it is insane.. All the city folk who can now work from home have come here and made the prices skyrocket

Posted by: It's me donna at October 13, 2021 12:55 PM (RLGan)

273 Posted by: whig at October 13, 2021 12:45 PM (9hXN1)

Wise words, as always, whig. It just exasperates me, living in MA, to be surrounded by complacent fools who voted for Stinkfinger and simply will not see and will not believe the damage he and his junta have done to our domestic and foreign policy. And if they do complain about rising prices, it's because of "greedy businessmen" or "Big Oil" or "the rich not paying their fair share" or, as the all-purpose shibboleth, "TRUMP!"

Those are the ones I want hurting. Those are the ones I want shivering in the cold, standing with a "homeless, please help" sign at the side of the road. I want their destructive, short-sighted, anti-American vote shoved down their throats.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 13, 2021 12:55 PM (2JVJo)

274 Silent Cal is America's greatest president.

Posted by: FriscoYoda at October 13, 2021 12:56 PM (+56GQ)

275 Biden is FICUS is funny

I don't even care what the acronym is

Posted by: Kindltot at October 13, 2021 12:56 PM (KbLYZ)

276 William Henry Harrison

Posted by: JoeF. at October 13, 2021 12:54 PM (mR6Gs)


Well, he died. Arguably that is doing better than most. His doing nothing is better than most doing something.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 13, 2021 12:56 PM (qfUXd)

277 Have you folks heard that Auguson Farms (which sells food storage items) has shut down for 90 days? They can't get supplies to make their products. It's a big story on prepper channels.

Posted by: Notsothoreau


Shit just went sideways.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 13, 2021 12:56 PM (OCTRt)

278 I think once the supply line choke eases, things will get a bit better but inflation will continue to rise.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 13, 2021 12:56 PM (KZzsI)

279 264 He both tried to kill it and took credit for it...

Posted by: steevy at October 13, 2021 12:56 PM (CYnTg)

280 92 It's neat when you appreciate that there is no one, nothing, or nobody that can create inflation.

It's entirely a tax. Nothing else.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Listen to this SC doctor tell you about ivermectin, spoilers, only two deaths at October 13, 2021 12:31 PM (6Y/Rl)


*fistbump*

Posted by: John Iscariot Roberts at October 13, 2021 12:56 PM (DTX3h)

281 278 I think once the supply line choke eases, things will get a bit better but inflation will continue to rise.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 13, 2021 12:56 PM (KZzsI)

Heck of a job butt boy is doing

Posted by: It's me donna at October 13, 2021 12:57 PM (RLGan)

282 This busty brunette in a car laments the inflation and general economic catastrophe unfolding before us:
https://is.gd/ephOmk

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 12:57 PM (DU+/6)

283 He's lost a little, but doesn't look emaciated.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021

Hm. Just asking because when my dog (RIP) got suddenly sluggish, it turned out to be his thyroid. But one of his symptoms was weight gain.
Posted by: Jordan61 at October 13, 2021


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Chekov's thyroid numbers were in the normal range, as were his blood sugar and everything else. By those metrics, he shouldn't be sick!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 12:57 PM (/XOcP)

284 he misery index is BACK!
Posted by: radar at October 13, 2021 12:52 PM (byl2g)

This time with masks and lockdowns
Posted by: It's me donna at October 13, 2021 12:53 PM (RLGan)

And shittier music, less freedom and different demographics.....

Posted by: JoeF. at October 13, 2021 12:57 PM (mR6Gs)

285 Hey, there are moms out there faking shit to get their kids into college. Only so many hours in a day, you know.

Posted by: FBI at October 13, 2021 12:57 PM (kTF2Z)

286
Those are the ones I want hurting. Those are the ones I want shivering in the cold, standing with a "homeless, please help" sign at the side of the road. I want their destructive, short-sighted, anti-American vote shoved down their throats.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 13, 2021 12:55 PM (2JVJo

They'll be subsidized and the donks will never be held accountable. Ace said it yesterday, the media is fascist, too, and they'll simply twist the story to make donks heroic and caring.

Posted by: CN at October 13, 2021 12:57 PM (ONvIw)

287 I am running for congress. My campaign promise is to do nothing.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 13, 2021 12:58 PM (qfUXd)

288 Erebus - I pointed this out waaay above. Don't know the outlet in question that well (Examiner), but it's a good example of the basic problem: one cannot read even so much as a color or background sentence of *any* media report without scrutinizing every word for distortion, myth, etc.

It's I think one of the actual key problems - there is no press, there is no real information readily accessible any longer, especially to those who lack the background/inclination/time to look for themselves.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at October 13, 2021 12:58 PM (OTzUX)

289 Biden is FICUS is funny

I don't even care what the acronym is
Posted by: Kindltot at October 13, 2021


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F*cking Insane Crashlander of the United States

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 12:58 PM (/XOcP)

290 San Diego real estate is insane, probably as bad/worse than 2007. I don't understand any part of it.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at October 13, 2021 12:58 PM (OTzUX)

291 260 Name a President that has done worse at his job in his first year.
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Abraham Lincoln.

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 13, 2021 12:59 PM (fWTJL)

292 253 The only sensible thing to do is to start cutting government.
Posted by: Puddin Head at October 13, 2021 12:53 PM (fWTJL)

Government looks at the problems and says - The only sensible thing to do is to start cutting the public.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 13, 2021 12:59 PM (trdmm)

293 I think once the supply line choke eases, things will get a bit better but inflation will continue to rise.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 13, 2021 12:56 PM (KZzsI)
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Then CA needs to be largely eliminated from its current role. The restrictions on trucking from the docks are a serious problem. They're causing massive disruptions not only in port throughput but in the truck market across the country. California needs to be bypassed a lot more than it is. Washington or the Gulf. The Gulf is harder (requires transiting the Canal, takes a lot longer), but it can probably handle a chunk of the load. As long as the bottlenecks remain onshore in the major California ports, the problem will likely remain.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 12:59 PM (DU+/6)

294 FDR had a helluva run.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 13, 2021 01:00 PM (qfUXd)

295 278 I think once the supply line choke eases, things will get a bit better but inflation will continue to rise.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 13, 2021 12:56 PM (KZzsI)

Fuel shortages will continue to make costs increase, driving inflation, and as a bonus, give hard capital to our enemies in the MidEast and Russia.

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 13, 2021 01:00 PM (oHd/0)

296 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 12:59 PM (DU+/6)

Save the planet!!!

Posted by: Newsome fanbois at October 13, 2021 01:00 PM (ONvIw)

297 How will FJBs last year compare to Wilsons?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 13, 2021 01:00 PM (qfUXd)

298 If you have the good fortune to have a good freezer and larder(pantry), try to do what you can to stock these. If possible, learn food gathering skills. Over the last couple of years I've learned about, and have been surprised by, how much is there.
Of course there are the usual protocols: PPE, and accessories. And becoming proficient.
Gather what you can while the possibility is still there to have a chance. Good luck to all, and God bless!
Oh. And try some fun, music, laughter.

Posted by: COMountainMarie at October 13, 2021 01:01 PM (gv+02)

299 San Diego real estate is insane, probably as bad/worse than 2007. I don't understand any part of it.
Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at October 13, 2021 12:58 PM (OTzUX)


I actually was a realtor in San Diego in 2007. It was ridiculous. People buying houses and then flipping them a month later for $40-$60k.

Posted by: Jordan61 at October 13, 2021 01:01 PM (Ez6QX)

300 The LDS store is out of carrot slices and apple slices but has everything else. That's what is so odd right now. You never know where you'll come across a shortage.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at October 13, 2021 01:01 PM (5HBd1)

301 Well the Great Depression would just have been another short term depression. It was the government response that made it " great"
Posted by: steevy

Pretty soon we'll have to change it's name to the So So Depression.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at October 13, 2021 01:01 PM (d9FiS)

302 I am running for congress. My campaign promise is to do nothing.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 13, 2021 12:58 PM (qfUXd)
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If I may be so bold, I think there is one thing you should introduce and agitate for. A very simple bill, and one that would solve a lot of problems (and, of course, make exciting new problems for you to tackle) and act as a net improvement in government.

Don't worry. It's not some monstrosity requiring reams of paper and armies of lawyers. It's very simple. It's one sentence long.

The United States Code is hereby repealed.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 01:01 PM (DU+/6)

303 To get Trump out of office, they played Russian Roulette with the world economy.
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You are fooling yourself. It wasn't russian roulette. It was purposeful suicide. The WEF hasn't been shy about making the Great Reset plans very clear. July 2020 (what was that prior to?)

"To build back better, we must reinvent capitalism. Heres how"

weforum.org/agenda/2020/07/
to-build-back-better-we-must-reinvent
-capitalism-heres-how

Heck, the UN even had it in their COVID plan. This is all on purpose.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Listen to this SC doctor tell you about ivermectin, spoilers, only two deaths at October 13, 2021 01:01 PM (6Y/Rl)

304 Does Portland have a port?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 13, 2021 01:01 PM (qfUXd)

305 Always makes me laugh when I see the same person lament the decreasing value of the dollar and get jacked about the value of their Home and Investments going up.

Posted by: garrett at October 13, 2021 01:02 PM (Va3dv)

306 297 How will FJBs last year compare to Wilsons?
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 13, 2021 01:00 PM (qfUXd

Wilson will look like a diamond next to Brandon

Posted by: CN...FJB at October 13, 2021 01:02 PM (ONvIw)

307 Constipation is also an indicator of IBS. I'd do a blood panel on the little guy TBH. Cats are the worst when it comes to hiding problems, and by the time they do show some symptoms things can go downhill really fast. He should have a few lives left, but he might have been gambling late at night. I'd sleep better knowing that his stomach, kidneys, liver etc. are all happy neighbors in organville.
Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at October 13, 2021


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Well, he's not really constipated, but it's worth a try. They did a blood panel on him in early September, and they checked him again late in Sept. at the local vet. I'll give them a call and see what they think; maybe I can run him in on Saturday.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 01:02 PM (/XOcP)

308 It's not inflation, but it is a blow against Baltimore government.

https://tinyurl.com/f8tzt46v

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at October 13, 2021 01:02 PM (3D/fK)

309 290 San Diego real estate is insane, probably as bad/worse than 2007. I don't understand any part of it.
Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at October 13, 2021 12:58 PM (OTzUX)

Could be the companies like Blackrock. Commercial real estate in New York had abnormally high prices on empty office buildings for a long time (developers just holding them on their books instead of selling for a loss).

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at October 13, 2021 01:02 PM (z5Vrg)

310 Does Portland have a port?
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 13, 2021 01:01 PM (qfUXd)


Yes.

Posted by: Jordan61 at October 13, 2021 01:03 PM (Ez6QX)

311 I actually was a realtor in San Diego in 2007. It was ridiculous. People buying houses and then flipping them a month later for $40-$60k.

***************

I really hate people who see houses as literally nothing more than an investment vehicle. Some of us would actually like to live in one if they can afford it, thank you very much.

Posted by: The UnVaxxed Who We Do Not Speak Of at October 13, 2021 01:03 PM (hQVBP)

312 Time to dust off the 'misery index'.

Posted by: aelfheld at October 13, 2021 01:03 PM (Zy9Yy)

313 Wise words, as always, whig. It just exasperates me, living in MA, to be surrounded by complacent fools who voted for Stinkfinger and simply will not see and will not believe the damage he and his junta have done to our domestic and foreign policy."

It does my heart good to see that someone sensible who lives in MA hates all those assholes up there just as much as most of us down in here in Texas do.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 13, 2021 01:03 PM (trdmm)

314 Yes, there is a port in Portland, also one in Vancouver WA. But we have nutcases like they have in CA that don't want you to be able to use those ports.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at October 13, 2021 01:03 PM (5HBd1)

315 269, the reason why we don't know more is because of a deliberate cover up by elections officials.

Lived in AZ since 1982 and the last few elections have been the most corrupt I've seen here.

Posted by: Erebus- ex-killer whale at October 13, 2021 01:03 PM (1+Uv7)

316 F*cking Insane Crashlander of the United States
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 12:58 PM (/XOcP)


Nice. You know with a little tweaking it will be appropriate for Harris' tenure too.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 13, 2021 01:03 PM (KbLYZ)

317 I really hate people who see houses as literally nothing more than an investment vehicle. Some of us would actually like to live in one if they can afford it, thank you very much.
Posted by: The UnVaxxed Who We Do Not Speak Of at October 13, 2021 01:03 PM (hQVBP)

It's stupid that used house prices go up. It's a used house!

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 13, 2021 01:03 PM (Y5qcH)

318 Literally Carter.

Posted by: runner at October 13, 2021 01:04 PM (8oe0E)

319 Heck, the UN even had it in their COVID plan. This is all on purpose.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Listen to this SC doctor tell you about ivermectin, spoilers, only two deaths at October 13, 2021 01:01 PM (6Y/Rl)

Of course it is. It's not fucking covid, it's "the plan". Sadly a lot of people thought "trust the plan" was part of the "great awakening", but it was really fundamental transformation and wokeist crap.

Posted by: CN...FJB at October 13, 2021 01:04 PM (ONvIw)

320 F*cking Insane Crashlander of the United States
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021

Nice. You know with a little tweaking it will be appropriate for Harris' tenure too.
Posted by: Kindltot at October 13, 2021


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I can just imagine what "Crashlander" would morph into for Harris.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021 01:04 PM (/XOcP)

321 Carter sucked but I think loved America. The current puppet masters hate this country.

Posted by: steevy at October 13, 2021 01:05 PM (CYnTg)

322

The White House announced Wednesday that the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will become 24/7 operations, along with commitments from the largest carriers of goods -- Walmart, FedEx and UPS -- as part of the Biden administration's efforts to relieve supply chain bottlenecks.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 13, 2021 01:05 PM (63Dwl)

323 225 Have you folks heard that Auguson Farms (which sells food storage items) has shut down for 90 days? They can't get supplies to make their products. It's a big story on prepper channels.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at October 13, 2021 12:49 PM (5HBd1)

Oh poo. I just got some stuff from them that I ordered through Sam's. I was going to get some more.

Posted by: Tami at October 13, 2021 01:05 PM (cF8AT)

324 an Diego real estate is insane, probably as bad/worse than 2007. I don't understand any part of it.
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Its a company that rymes with willow.

They have perfected a bubble system. They control the pricing system in a geographically closed market. IE you can't really bring in new houses to a given zip code. Espec one that is built in. So they buy 10 houses in a couple of blocks. Then next month buy a house for 50K over the market. The market sets price by last closest comp. willow's 10 houses in that area just went up in price - instant 500K. Imagine this on a national scale. Its targeted. Its effective. And they are making millions. It should be illegal.

Posted by: real estate pointer at October 13, 2021 01:05 PM (X+vpd)

325 Bloomberg had an article out today on why inflation is awesome.

Old and broken: Funployment

New Hotness: Funflation!

Posted by: The UnVaxxed Who We Do Not Speak Of at October 13, 2021 01:05 PM (hQVBP)

326 I am concerned that the supply lines might not get much better though. A whole host of retards are in charge of our major ports and they have implemented a locust swarm of stupidity on logistics.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 13, 2021 01:05 PM (KZzsI)

327 Fondles Innocent Children Until Stopped

Posted by: irright at October 13, 2021 01:05 PM (SchQD)

328 When we sold the house in 2003, we had one guy that talked about how much he wanted to buy a house to live in, but couldn't come up with the cash to compete against the flippers. Seems like a shame. This house should be owned by a family.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at October 13, 2021 01:05 PM (5HBd1)

329 lol, that trillion dollar coin disappeared from the news, eh?

Posted by: Tim Riggins at October 13, 2021 01:06 PM (ZZK0E)

330 300 The LDS store is out of carrot slices and apple slices but has everything else. That's what is so odd right now. You never know where you'll come across a shortage.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at October 13, 2021 01:01 PM (5HBd1)

I never thought you'd find it in Salt Lake City.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 13, 2021 01:06 PM (trdmm)

331
I was wondering the other day, what if the Wu Flu was intentionally released not to get us, but for domestic reasons in China? The Chinese accounting is notoriously opaque. What if Xi realized the whole thing is coming down and he's going with it. So they release the bug and crack down.
Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Innocent Souls, I'm starvin' over here at October 13, 2021 12:37 PM (u1eUk)


I've been endorsing a variation of that scenario pretty much since the beginning (and have been annoyingly persistent with this theory here at the HQ). Except that I believe the ChiComs released it in order to shut down the Hong Kong protests, which were getting serious enough that even the dumbshit MFM was saying that it was a threat to the regime. Releasing it in Wuhan was the ChiComs being clever, since an HK release would have been too obvious.

And given the typical efficiency of the superior Chinese Communist Party, they lost control of the virus and allowed it to spread. Oops.

Everything afterwards was just the ChiComs taking advantage of the situation, but having to do so on an improvised basis. Which is why so much of their response looked like they were flailing about.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 13, 2021 01:06 PM (n+4am)

332 Maybe they will call out the National Guard to unload the ships...

Posted by: steevy at October 13, 2021 01:06 PM (CYnTg)

333 F*cking Insane Crashlander of the United States
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 13, 2021

Nice. You know with a little tweaking it will be appropriate for Harris' tenure too.
Posted by: Kindltot at October 13, 2021

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I can just imagine what "Crashlander" would morph into for Harris.
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Its got a chance.

Posted by: a moron at October 13, 2021 01:06 PM (5Ni2n)

334
LSD STORE!!

-Hunter Biden

Posted by: runner at October 13, 2021 01:07 PM (8oe0E)

335 I think the trend is Yuppies movin to the burbs, while more 'ethnic' groups are buying in the smaller towns... thus the weird split in prices.
Posted by: Romeo13 at October 13, 2021 12:54 PM (oHd/0)


My once little semi-rural town has been overrun by San Jose liberal scum. Funny how the gang-bangers and homeless tend to follow. Like flies to shit. So, now that they don't have to go to the office all the time, they're moving to where they can get a 4-5 bedroom home and something resembling a backyard for the cost of a 2-3 bedroom 1 bath bungalow in Mountain View or Sunnyvale.

I cannot figure out WTF is going on with this market, or really, what's sustaining it. I don't know who is buying the homes being abandoned in town, and they're building sub division after sub division here. At this point it's a giant shell game. If people were actually still coming into the state it would make sense. about 1:3 of the tours I shoot now are people leaving/retiring from CA. CA real estate has been the ultimate investment until now. If it crashes, it's going to crash hard. Make 2007 look bullish.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at October 13, 2021 01:07 PM (wAnMi)

336 Bloomberg had an article out today on why inflation is awesome.

Even the gaslights are being gaslighted.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 13, 2021 01:07 PM (Xrfse)

337 The White House announced Wednesday that the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will become 24/7 operations, along with commitments from the largest carriers of goods -- Walmart, FedEx and UPS -- as part of the Biden administration's efforts to relieve supply chain bottlenecks.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 13, 2021 01:05 PM (63Dwl)

a lot of people have been telling them they needed to start doing this 3 months ago. Team Biden blew them off and said nah, there's no problems.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 13, 2021 01:07 PM (trdmm)

338 Time to dust off the 'misery index'.
Posted by: aelfheld at October 13, 2021 01:03 PM (Zy9Yy)
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The Misery Index is easy, but masks another problem. Its formulation is "Unemployment Rate + Inflation Rate"
So right now, it would be 4.8 + 5.4 == 10.2

But unemployment is synthetically low - and has been for a long time - because the participation rate has continued its uninterrupted (except the Trump years) 20-year crash. I like the idea of a Modified Misery Index, which is (100 - participation rate) + Inflation rate"
Right now, that would be (100 - 61.6) + 5.4 == 43.8

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 01:07 PM (DU+/6)

339 POLITICO: Demorats are failing because of overeducated soibois:

https://tinyurl.com/kcz5rzr6

Posted by: kallisto at October 13, 2021 01:07 PM (DJFLF)

340 321 Carter sucked but I think loved America. The current puppet masters hate this country.
Posted by: steevy at October 13, 2021 01:05 PM (CYnTg)

I agree. Biden's a meat puppet for Obama/Jarrett/ Holder, etc. They took their whole ugly agenda and put some white faces on it. Whether it ends tolerably or with a huge debacle, they're off the hook.

Posted by: CN...FJB at October 13, 2021 01:07 PM (ONvIw)

341 331 Except that travel out of Wuhan that sent them literally everywhere. They wanted it spread everywhere.

Posted by: steevy at October 13, 2021 01:07 PM (CYnTg)

342 It's stupid that used house prices go up. It's a used house!
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 13, 2021 01:03 PM (Y5qcH)

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It's the land that appreciates, not the house. The house itself actually depreciates from the second it is built, like a new car. For landlords, you take a yearly depreciation deduction on the value of the house (sans land).

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 13, 2021 01:08 PM (OalnH)

343 I bought some stuff from campingsurvival.com. You might check what they have.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at October 13, 2021 01:08 PM (5HBd1)

344 Happy Birthday US Navy.
We of the senior Service salute you.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 13, 2021 01:08 PM (axyOa)

345 You are fooling yourself. It wasn't russian roulette. It was purposeful suicide. The WEF hasn't been shy about making the Great Reset plans very clear. July 2020 (what was that prior to?)

Again - I'm convinced of this - the answer is simpler. Left Wing Baby Boomers both foreign and domestic have been screaming at the top of their lungs, for decades, that the biggest problem in the world is the American SuperPower. Believe them, they meant it, the entire left wing of the generation that grew up in the Cold War.

They're glad the Soviet SuperPower is gone, and they want the American SuperPower gone with it. If it takes a Global Depression - they'll pay that price. To them - it's worth it. At least they think. Simple.

Posted by: Working for Peanuts at October 13, 2021 01:08 PM (BK52m)

346 I think once the supply line choke eases, things will get a bit better but inflation will continue to rise.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 13, 2021 12:56 PM (KZzsI)
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Then CA needs to be largely eliminated from its current role. The restrictions on trucking from the docks are a serious problem. They're causing massive disruptions not only in port throughput but in the truck market across the country. California needs to be bypassed a lot more than it is. Washington or the Gulf. The Gulf is harder (requires transiting the Canal, takes a lot longer), but it can probably handle a chunk of the load. As long as the bottlenecks remain onshore in the major California ports, the problem will likely remain.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 12:59 PM (DU+/6)

If only Uncle Transportation Secretary knew! He'd save us.

Posted by: Count de Monet, Intermittent Fasting, Unvaccinated Kulak-American at October 13, 2021 01:09 PM (4I/2K)

347 Careful what you wish for. You don't want investors buying houses.....great. The govt will buy them instead and make sure everyone gets one.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 13, 2021 01:09 PM (OalnH)

348 Posted by: real estate pointer at October 13, 2021 01:05 PM (X+vpd)

Missed a soon to hit trend.

By law, Cities no longer really have control over what is built where. ANY 1/4 Acre HOUSE, can now be bought, torn down, and turned into apartments. City or neighbors can't say shit about it.

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 13, 2021 01:10 PM (oHd/0)

349 I am concerned that the supply lines might not get much better though. A whole host of retards are in charge of our major ports and they have implemented a locust swarm of stupidity on logistics.

**********

I'm hearing weird things about it too, like port companies saying because 20 of their workers died of the Lung Pao Sicken (not got sick, died??) therefore their supply line is backed up for months/years.

Really? Losing 20 dock workers is all it takes? And you're also telling me the Wuhan Wheeze decimated 90% of your workforce?

Ok.

Posted by: The UnVaxxed Who We Do Not Speak Of at October 13, 2021 01:10 PM (hQVBP)

350 POLITICO: Demorats are failing because of overeducated soibois:

https://tinyurl.com/kcz5rzr6

Posted by: kallisto at October 13, 2021 01:07 PM (DJFLF)

They will make up for it in volume.

Posted by: flounder at October 13, 2021 01:10 PM (KnJdm)

351 Youtube endless COVID propaganda is so annoying.

Posted by: steevy at October 13, 2021 01:10 PM (CYnTg)

352 342 It's stupid that used house prices go up. It's a used house!
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 13, 2021 01:03 PM (Y5qcH)

____

It's the land that appreciates, not the house. The house itself actually depreciates from the second it is built, like a new car. For landlords, you take a yearly depreciation deduction on the value of the house (sans land).
Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 13, 2021 01:08 PM (OalnH)

You can depreciate it for tax purposes but usually the building goes up in value. Both the land and the building are going up in value if you separate them.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at October 13, 2021 01:10 PM (z5Vrg)

353 By law, Cities no longer really have control over what is built where. ANY 1/4 Acre HOUSE, can now be bought, torn down, and turned into apartments. City or neighbors can't say shit about it.
Posted by: Romeo13 at October 13, 2021 01:10 PM (oHd/0)

Sorry, left out CALIF law.

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 13, 2021 01:10 PM (oHd/0)

354 my area it is insane.. All the city folk who can now work from home have come here and made the prices skyrocket

Posted by: It's me donna at October 13, 2021 12:55 PM (RLGan)

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We're expecting, once we put our house on the market, to have a bidding war. We stand to get somewhere between $5 and $10K over asking.

We aren't counting on it, but, our agent is reasonably confident.

It's insane.

Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at October 13, 2021 01:10 PM (wlPue)

355 I don't think Carter loved this country based on his decisions.
There is a reason Obama was called Carter 2.0.

Posted by: Erebus- ex-killer whale at October 13, 2021 01:11 PM (1+Uv7)

356 Bought 150 gallons of propane yesterday because there's no inflation


$544 for 150 gallons of propane

If you need a crude oil derivative to keep your home warm this winter you might want to consider buying it now because

no inflation.

Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at October 13, 2021 01:11 PM (qgFIz)

357 These knuckleheads are going to end up having to eat their pets. If the US falls there'll be no sanction worldwide, unless they believe their communist overlords will welcome them just before being put up against a wall.

Posted by: Mean Tweets at October 13, 2021 01:11 PM (vGJY7)

358 339 POLITICO: Demorats are failing because of overeducated soibois:

https://tinyurl.com/kcz5rzr6
Posted by: kallisto at October 13, 2021 01:07 PM (DJFLF)

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Heh, of course it's a messaging problem.

Or, maybe, they're run by ivory tower technocrats who don't understand the real world and keep fucking things up.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 01:11 PM (LvTSG)

359
The White House announced Wednesday that the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will become 24/7 operations,
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 13, 2021 01:05 PM (63Dwl)


Did Stinkfinger tell the stevedore's unions about this? Because I thought that it was the unions that were totally against making Long Beach a 24/7 operation.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 13, 2021 01:11 PM (n+4am)

360 Once the containers are unloaded off of the ships there is nowhere to store them. The backlog is getting the containers moved out of the ports yards. A presidential call will not solve that problem.

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at October 13, 2021 01:12 PM (flINI)

361 I have owned my house for ten months.

According to Redfin, it has gone up by 22.8% in that time.
According to Zillow, it has gone up by 12.89% in that time.
According to Realtor, it has gone down by 0.23% in that time.

Only one of those strikes me as reasonable.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 01:12 PM (DU+/6)

362 >>Youtube endless COVID propaganda is so annoying.


I really need to follow my fav content providers to other platforms like Rumble and Locals.

Posted by: garrett at October 13, 2021 01:12 PM (Va3dv)

363 Really? Losing 20 dock workers is all it takes? And you're also telling me the Wuhan Wheeze decimated 90% of your workforce?

Ok.
Posted by: The UnVaxxed Who We Do Not Speak Of at October 13, 2021 01:10 PM (hQVBP)

Retired Navy... spent a lot of time on Docks.

Dock Worker unions is one of the HARDEST to get into, and you can't work the Docks without being in the Union.... soooo....

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 13, 2021 01:13 PM (oHd/0)

364 ...and you cannot find hobo on the shelves.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at October 13, 2021 01:13 PM (RoIW/)

365 Releasing it in Wuhan was the ChiComs being clever, since an HK release would have been too obvious.

***************

Makes me wonder now id the Swine Flu/Avian Flu were trial runs.

Posted by: The UnVaxxed Who We Do Not Speak Of at October 13, 2021 01:13 PM (hQVBP)

366 >> you can't work the Docks without being in the Union


Someone should tell this to the hoookers.

Posted by: garrett at October 13, 2021 01:13 PM (Va3dv)

367 @joshdcaplan 20m

AP: U.S. government expects households to see heating bills jump as much as 54% compared to last winter

Posted by: Tami at October 13, 2021 01:14 PM (cF8AT)

368 May of last year my neighbor bought her house for 150k.
3 bed 2 bath. 1258 square feet.
She added a small shed to the outside, added some rock, and landscaping.
Just sold for 219k.

Posted by: Erebus- ex-killer whale at October 13, 2021 01:14 PM (1+Uv7)

369 @355

>>I don't think Carter loved this country based on his decisions.


Nobody who loves their country gives up The Panama Canal, so no, Carter most certainly didn't love his country.

Could you imagine and scenario where Trump gives up the Panama canal?

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 13, 2021 01:14 PM (//7LJ)

370 363 Dock Worker unions is one of the HARDEST to get into, and you can't work the Docks without being in the Union.... soooo....
Posted by: Romeo13 at October 13, 2021 01:13 PM (oHd/0)

364 ...and you cannot find hobo on the shelves.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at October 13, 2021 01:13 PM (RoIW/)

==========

Cannibal Bob finishing Romeo13's thought with style.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 01:14 PM (LvTSG)

371 I don't think Carter loved this country based on his decisions. There is a reason Obama was called Carter 2.0.


I don't either. Carter was, best I can tell, the first U.S. President that actively sought to reduce our power. Every other one acted - at worst - out of a distorted view of what was best for the US.

For cryin' out loud, Carter was willing to unilaterally disarm the nuclear arsenal. He didn't give a damn what happened to the U.S.

Some want to give Carter a pass because of religion and ex-navy. Carter was a true vanguard of today's political class, and deserves nothing but scorn.

Posted by: Working for Peanuts at October 13, 2021 01:14 PM (BK52m)

372 367 It's fine thanks to climate change making snow a thing of the past...

Posted by: steevy at October 13, 2021 01:14 PM (CYnTg)

373 367 @joshdcaplan 20m

AP: U.S. government expects households to see heating bills jump as much as 54% compared to last winter
Posted by: Tami at October 13, 2021 01:14 PM (cF8AT)

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I can't wait to see the stories of grannies alone in their houses having to pick between buying dog food and staying warm.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 01:14 PM (LvTSG)

374 I like this idea that illegals are pushing up home prices in California. Like, they show up with $700,000 in cash, right?

Posted by: Jay in Pa at October 13, 2021 01:14 PM (PFNtX)

375 Hilarious video of two Montreal cops trying to arrest a guy. Stay to the end, it's worth it.

https://bit.ly/3aCHJ6J

Posted by: bonhomme at October 13, 2021 01:14 PM (YYlyE)

376 I have owned my house for ten months.

According to Redfin, it has gone up by 22.8% in that time.
According to Zillow, it has gone up by 12.89% in that time.
According to Realtor, it has gone down by 0.23% in that time.

Only one of those strikes me as reasonable.
==
One of those three companies owns ten houses within walking distance of your house. It also bought the last one, at 50K over market. Now the rest of its "stock" and yours are "worth more". Its an right out in the open scam.

Posted by: a moron at October 13, 2021 01:14 PM (hSN3z)

377 366 >> you can't work the Docks without being in the Union


Someone should tell this to the hoookers.
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You cant even get into the Lpngshoremans Union. Closed to casuals for decades.

Posted by: Caitlyn's Taint at October 13, 2021 01:14 PM (Bx9IC)

378 This guy is looking for trouble.

I'm Just Gonna Leave This Here: Catholic Archbishop Claims Pope Francis Is A "Zealous Cooperator" In The Great Reset And Seeks The "Demolition Of The Church"

https://bit.ly/3lAuxWg

Martin Luther II: Ecclesiastical Bugaloo

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at October 13, 2021 01:14 PM (d9FiS)

379 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 01:12 PM (DU+/6)

Small town, Central Valley, CA. My house has LOST $2600 in the last month according to Zillow.

Why? One house in the neighborhood sold for less than it should have.

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 13, 2021 01:15 PM (oHd/0)

380 I am running for congress. My campaign promise is to do nothing.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 13, 2021 12:58 PM (qfUXd)

Noob.

Posted by: GOPe at October 13, 2021 01:15 PM (KnJdm)

381
...and you cannot find hobo on the shelves.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at October 13, 2021 01:13 PM (RoIW/)


You could substitute hippie for hobo in your favorite recipe, but cleaning them is supposed to be a bitch.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 13, 2021 01:15 PM (n+4am)

382 MP4, I understand wanting the world to burn but a lot of good people are going to be hurt as well. 
---
What other strategy do you have so that good people make sure to never let this happen again?

Because reading about what could happen in history books sure ain't getting through ...

At some point we got to stop saving the good people from themselves.

Posted by: Lrrr at October 13, 2021 01:15 PM (jIL4c)

383 POLITICO: Demorats are failing because of overeducated soibois:
Posted by: kallisto at October 13, 2021 01:07 PM (DJFLF)
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At its most basic, Shor's theory goes something like this: Although young people as a whole turn out to vote at a lower rate than the general population, the aforementioned type of young person is actually overrepresented within the core of the Democratic Party's infrastructure. According to Shor, the problem with this permanent class of young staffers is that they tend to hold views that are both more liberal and more ideologically motivated than the views of the coveted median voter, and yet they yield a significant amount of influence over the party's messaging and policy decisions. As a result, Democrats end up spending a lot of time talking about issues that matter to college-educated liberals but not to the multiracial bloc of moderate voters that the party needs to win over to secure governing majorities in Washington.

That's a lot of words to say, "The Party's agenda is radical and off-putting and doesn't reflect what people want or believe."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 01:15 PM (DU+/6)

384 The issue is fuel/energy. From getting the seed into the ground, to harvesting to getting to market to the grocery store to your fridge. The common denominator that touches every one of those processes is energy costs.

Cutting/ restricting energy ripples. Thanks Joe.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at October 13, 2021 01:15 PM (vJWAK)

385 I like this idea that illegals are pushing up home prices in California. Like, they show up with $700,000 in cash, right?
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TBF, we like to have strawmen make our buys.

Posted by: sinaloa at October 13, 2021 01:15 PM (X+vpd)

386 I am running for congress. My campaign promise is to do nothing.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy

**

"Don't just do something! Stand there!"

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Listen to this SC doctor tell you about ivermectin, spoilers, only two deaths at October 13, 2021 01:16 PM (6Y/Rl)

387 374 I like this idea that illegals are pushing up home prices in California. Like, they show up with $700,000 in cash, right?
Posted by: Jay in Pa at October 13, 2021 01:14 PM (PFNtX)

They are being bought by corporations, then rented out to illegals.

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 13, 2021 01:16 PM (oHd/0)

388 The southern tier of NYS sits on a big supply of natural gas....but, but, don't touch said Cuomo and our present governor whats her name. Anyway, we are phasing out the use of natural gas in the state by 2030-35. Everyone will go electric which we have plenty of as it just comes from the outlet in your house, right!

Posted by: Colin at October 13, 2021 01:16 PM (+gB63)

389
- 1970 avg acre of farmland $41 or 410 dollars an acre (I can't recall which one right now)
- 2021 $7630 an acre of farmland is the average
- the average age of a farmer is 55 years old
- in the next few years an estimated 92 million acres of farmland in America will go on the market with large institutional international capital like BlackRock and other WEF tentacles buying it all up.

ThisIsFine.jpg

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at October 13, 2021 01:16 PM (+rjp/)

390 May of last year my neighbor bought her house for 150k.
3 bed 2 bath. 1258 square feet.
She added a small shed to the outside, added some rock, and landscaping.
Just sold for 219k.
Posted by: Erebus-


We just sold a 2 bedroom, 1 bath 1200 sq ft home - no HOA for $245,000, built in 1984.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 13, 2021 01:17 PM (OCTRt)

391 I'm on day seven of my IMR powder being "In Transit" in my local town. FedEx is really making sure my powder has a thorough tour.

Posted by: bonhomme at October 13, 2021 01:17 PM (YYlyE)

392 I really need to follow my fav content providers to other platforms like Rumble and Locals.

Posted by: garrett at 

And Fans Only.

Posted by: LMAO at October 13, 2021 01:17 PM (fTlEK)

393 I don't think Carter loved this country based on his decisions.
There is a reason Obama was called Carter 2.0.


I believe jimmy thought he was doing the right thing. Obama just didn't care. Does anyone really think Obama, or Gore for that matter, cares about climate change. Their choice of residency sort of answers that question. And if the lefties REALLY CARED, they'd call him out. There'll be no protesters on Martha's Vineyard.

Posted by: Mean Tweets at October 13, 2021 01:17 PM (vGJY7)

394 364, you want fresh hobo anyway.
You serve the canned stuff to in-laws or short notice visits from relatives.

Posted by: Erebus- ex-killer whale at October 13, 2021 01:17 PM (1+Uv7)

395 371 Posted by: Working for Peanuts at October 13, 2021 01:14 PM (BK52m)


Carter was horrid, but in terms of his foreign policy he was clueless and thought Kumbaya was the way forward. He gave away the Panama Canal, aided and abetted in the installation of Robert Mugabe, said we had an undue fear of Soviet Communism literally days before they invaded Afghanistan and of course abandoned the Shah and let Iran become a Mullahocracy. And his Jew-hatred is confirmed.

Completely clueless and naive in how the world really works.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 13, 2021 01:18 PM (s2VJv)

396 You could substitute hippie for hobo in your favorite recipe, but cleaning them is supposed to be a bitch.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 13, 2021 01:15 PM (n+4am)

. . . and I though they smelled bad . . . on the outside.

Posted by: GOPe at October 13, 2021 01:18 PM (KnJdm)

397 One of those three companies owns ten houses within walking distance of your house. It also bought the last one, at 50K over market. Now the rest of its "stock" and yours are "worth more". Its an right out in the open scam.
Posted by: a moron at October 13, 2021 01:14 PM (hSN3z)
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Actually no, not in this case. When I saw the stories of Blackrock buying up properties, I pulled the state assessor's records for every property within a mile of my address. All but a few of them were owned by individuals or estates.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 01:18 PM (DU+/6)

398 Wait -- "investment grade" firms putting their money into a bubble real estate market...?

This all sounds very familiar to me.


So, 13 years ago was 2008. Housing market crash, world economy crash. The Big Short. Deja vu all over again.

And once again all of this seems to be deliberately orchestrated by the world elite (WEF). 2008 housing market crash was deliberate in that the government purposely wrote laws and policies to give loans to people who could not financially qualify. Still remember the guy in "The Big Short" talking about "Ninja" loans (NINJ, No Income, No Job).

Posted by: Tall Cool Gentleman in a Black Suit at October 13, 2021 01:18 PM (Do5/p)

399 Why? One house in the neighborhood sold for less than it should have.

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 13, 2021 01:15 PM (oHd/0)

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The cost of new construction has gone down, putting some pressure on existing home prices, also.

Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at October 13, 2021 01:18 PM (wlPue)

400 TheHill: Coming soon: Biden's full-blown recession

Posted by: SMOD at October 13, 2021 01:18 PM (RHGPo)

401 I have owned my house for ten months.

According to Redfin, it has gone up by 22.8% in that time.
According to Zillow, it has gone up by 12.89% in that time.
According to Realtor, it has gone down by 0.23% in that time.

Only one of those strikes me as reasonable.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 01:12 PM (DU+/6)


Redfin and Zillow's algorithm doesn't factor for a lot of things. And AI can't do comparatives. As far as its concerned, one block over is the same as you. Except for the freeway sound barrier wall in your backyard and the train tracks at the end of your driveway. Check local realtors that farm your area - often they have a website that's got accurate info.

I do know that in the SF Bay Area, it's not unusual to see something like a 7%/month increase, which is bananas.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at October 13, 2021 01:18 PM (wAnMi)

402 383 That's a lot of words to say, "The Party's agenda is radical and off-putting and doesn't reflect what people want or believe."
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 01:15 PM (DU+/6)

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It's also further proof, when combined with "moderate" Joe Biden's staying power within the Democratic primary of 2020, that the bulk of the Democratic Party's voting base isn't all that radical.

And yet, the Democratic Party is run by radicals, leaving a huge appeal gap for those kind of traditional voters, probably typified by New Deal Democrats of the Midwest.

Imagine the Republican Party was run by Marjorie Green and Sarah Palin, but the Republican base liked Mitch McConnell more.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 01:18 PM (LvTSG)

403 To be precise, Quantitative Easing was an injection of USD into the Financial Sector and not "into the economy".

Professor Richard Werner (who advised Japan on the initial QE and who's advice was ignored) is very good in this and everything economic.

Posted by: Thesokorus at October 13, 2021 01:18 PM (1ais2)

404 400 TheHill: Coming soon: Biden's full-blown recession
Posted by: SMOD at October 13, 2021 01:18 PM (RHGPo)


"Full Blown"

- - Kamala

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 13, 2021 01:19 PM (s2VJv)

405 Remember throughout history of the world how Rent Seekers were the lowest most vile people on the planet... weird how that has changed over the last 50 years.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at October 13, 2021 01:19 PM (+rjp/)

406 MP4, I understand wanting the world to burn but a lot of good people are going to be hurt as well.
---
What other strategy do you have so that good people make sure to never let this happen again?

Because reading about what could happen in history books sure ain't getting through ...

At some point we got to stop saving the good people from themselves.
==
You can't really save society. You can save a person, but not a whole nation. Get enough people to thinking the right way you'll be fine in the end. I mean, its not like I came to reform a government. I came to save you.

Posted by: Say my name (hint its not Trump) at October 13, 2021 01:19 PM (hSN3z)

407 Forty-seven percent of respondents in the survey said they would vote for Trump, while only 12 percent each said they would vote for DeSantis or Pence, the only candidates other than Trump to hit double-digit support.

Posted by: SMOD at October 13, 2021 01:19 PM (RHGPo)

408 MP4, I understand wanting the world to burn but a lot of good people are going to be hurt as well.

We've got vastly different definitions of good. Somebody can be reliably peaceful - yet anything but good, when they constantly persuade others to just grin and bear the latest offenses of the day.

To me - that's not good. That's selfish.

Posted by: Working for Peanuts at October 13, 2021 01:19 PM (BK52m)

409 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 13, 2021 01:18 PM (s2VJv)

IMO Carter was a 'good' Man... problem is we need an asshole to run things.

Which is why I liked Trump.

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 13, 2021 01:20 PM (oHd/0)

410 Tucker Carlson spoke about the nearly decade-long binge of "quantitative easing" -- simply printing hundreds of billions of new dollars and injecting them into the economy -- last night.

What Americans generally do not understand is the Fed has been buying, via QE money, $1.5 TRILLION of treasury debt every year. "Tapering", the new word you hear so often scaring the markets, means the Fed will buy less of that debt. If the market has to buy that debt (and Chinese investors buy little of it these days), that means interest rates will rise, a lot.

Suddenly, the Build Back Better trillions of new spending no longer is possible, without driving interst rates into the stratosphere.

Liz Warren wants to get rid of the Fed Chairman to prevent exactly this outcome. She wants to spend, and she wants the Fed to print the money to do it.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at October 13, 2021 01:20 PM (xWHkZ)

411 409 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 13, 2021 01:18 PM (s2VJv)

IMO Carter was a 'good' Man... problem is we need an asshole to run things.

Which is why I liked Trump.
Posted by: Romeo13 at October 13, 2021 01:20 PM (oHd/0)


He seemed good in the beginning. Over the years his fangs came out.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 13, 2021 01:20 PM (s2VJv)

412 I'll withhold judgment about Brian Laundrie unless/until Dog survives the pursuit. If he claims that scalp, all is forgiven, AFAIC.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 13, 2021 01:21 PM (cTqLg)

413 They should start printing the USD on softer, more flushable paper.

Posted by: Surfperch at October 13, 2021 01:21 PM (8lPD/)

414 I was just in a QFC (kroger store) in north bend and an employee came onthe speaker and said "security to area 17 for covid 19". No idea if it was for mask compliance (i had let mine slip down but who knows) or something else but it can't possibly be good.

What level of the genocide steps are we on now?

Posted by: Funsize (EiPf6) at October 13, 2021 01:21 PM (Jc5GQ)

415 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at October 13, 2021 01:14 PM (d9FiS)

Vigano is the one who wrote President Trump a letter of thanks after the NWO puppet cleric of Washington DC excoriated Trump for holding the Bible up at that church that was burned by rioters.

Vigano has been openly and loudly critical of Bergoglio for some time, and he has the receipts.

Posted by: kallisto at October 13, 2021 01:21 PM (DJFLF)

416 Carter was a footnote guy. Could never make a decision cuz he hadn't read all the footnotes. Further, he was a Bubble Head officer, which means a control freak and zero defect guy. Sub guys are like that.

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 13, 2021 01:21 PM (fWTJL)

417 >>interest rates will rise, a lot.


Only thing that would actually help us in the long run would be to make the cost of borrowing much higher.

Posted by: garrett at October 13, 2021 01:21 PM (Va3dv)

418 Inflation Rises To Highest Level In Over 13 Years

And you people thought I would never accomplish anything...

Posted by: Let's Go, Brandon! at October 13, 2021 01:21 PM (l0Lgi)

419 They should start printing the USD on softer, more flushable paper.
Posted by: Surfperch at October 13, 2021 01:21 PM (8lPD/)
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Perish the thought. That could become deflationary.

We're thinking of striking them in steel.

Posted by: The Federal Reserve at October 13, 2021 01:22 PM (DU+/6)

420 IMO Carter was a 'good' Man... problem is we need an asshole to run things. Which is why I liked Trump.

Results matter. A man that constantly makes decisions that turn out badly is - bad. By definition.

Posted by: Working for Peanuts at October 13, 2021 01:22 PM (BK52m)

421 I suspect that I will need to help my stepson out with some food at some point. Financially, he's stretched pretty thin. And he's always had a pretty easy life. Helping him out means helping the grandson out.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at October 13, 2021 01:23 PM (5HBd1)

422 NOOD VIRGINIA TRANNY HIGH SCHOOL ASSAULT

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 01:23 PM (DU+/6)

423 You could substitute hippie for hobo in your favorite recipe, but cleaning them is supposed to be a bitch.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 13, 2021 01:15 PM (n+4am)

tried one. was high for a week and the agita was unbearable.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at October 13, 2021 01:23 PM (RoIW/)

424 Prices rose 0.4% in Sept, up from 0.3% in August

Gas, food and goods continue to be key drivers of inflation. Used car prices fell slightly but remain 24% higher than last year.


Yeah, yeah, yeah- 0.4% compounded for a year is 24%, right?

Posted by: t-bird at October 13, 2021 01:23 PM (fSmfa)

425 @391 "I'm on day seven of my IMR powder being "In Transit" in my local town. FedEx is really making sure my powder has a thorough tour. --bonhomme."

Hey there buddy. Interested in a plot?
I have the plans right here in my coat. Sorry, you'll have to speak up a bit my hearing's not so good.

Posted by: Glowie at October 13, 2021 01:23 PM (OzNIz)

426 " two Montreal cops trying to arrest a guy. Stay to the end, it's worth it."

girl power ... graded on a curve.

Posted by: illiniwek at October 13, 2021 01:24 PM (Cus5s)

427 According to AAA, the national average gas price for regular is only up 50.76% compared to this day last year.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 12:35 PM

Michigangasprices-dot-com shows following for Michigan average gas prices:
OCT 2020: $2.06
OCT 2021: $3.34
DELTA: $1.28 = 65% increase

Increase since JAN 2020 is $1.00 or 48.5%.

Posted by: Tall Cool Gentleman in a Black Suit at October 13, 2021 01:24 PM (Do5/p)

428 What level of the genocide steps are we on now?

Posted by: Funsize (EiPf6) at October 13, 2021 01:21 PM (Jc5GQ)

In that area? Probably just need to hear the official word, "GO."

Posted by: GOPe at October 13, 2021 01:24 PM (KnJdm)

429
I don't live in CA so I don't care either way. But data is data. And CA is doing just fine real estate wise. As is Seattle another place that everyone is supposedly leaving.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 13, 2021 12:54 PM (OalnH)

Are actual families moving in, or are corporations buying up one family homes? Because both can drive the market, but only one actually benefits it.

Posted by: RondinellaMamma Donald J. Trump is our duly elected president & covid came from a Chinese laboratory at October 13, 2021 01:24 PM (l0Cy4)

430 Volatile necessities should be in the COLA. If they are considered too volatile, a 2-3 year rolling average could be used.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 13, 2021 01:24 PM (yQpMk)

431 Nood. Loudon County School Board is run by crazies.

Posted by: Iris at October 13, 2021 01:25 PM (DibdT)

432
I never bought the "Jimmy was a good guy but a lousy President" line of reasoning. By every appearance, he's a complete bastard, like all politicians. A Southern accent and phony "aw shucks" campaign tactics don't mean you're a good guy. They mean you're more deft at being a crook. And an anti-Semite. And a weak-willed traitor who enables nuclear aggressors several times in his life.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 13, 2021 01:26 PM (cTqLg)

433 propane -no inflation.
Posted by: Suppressed Flasher
Interesting point. I appreciate it.
My place has propane, mostly for a fireplace that is surprisingly efficient. My normal heater is running on natural gas. So according to your idea, maybe I should run the fireplace for more than aesthetics, or emergencies.

Posted by: MikeM at October 13, 2021 01:26 PM (5Y7fX)

434 By insisting on looking at 12-month results, current news coverage, and lack of interpretation by virtually everyone else, is understating the problem.

In the past 7 months (Mar. - Sept.), all entirely during the Biden Admin (surveys are done on the 16th of the previous month, so March, surveyed on Feb. 16, was the first Biden month), prices have increased at far higher annualized rates than the 5-plus routinely being reported today (ignoring a tiny bit of compounding):
- All items, 4.1% - annualizes to 7.1%.
- Food, 4.4% - annualizes to 7.7%.
- Energy, 11.3% - annualizes to 20.1%.
- All items less food and energy, 3.4% - annualizes to 5.9%.

We've got rip-roaring inflation RIGHT NOW, and based on what I see in price changes locally, it's even higher than the government figures indicate.

Posted by: Stealth LOL at October 13, 2021 01:31 PM (7PF2/)

435
If only Uncle Transportation Secretary knew! He'd save us.
Posted by: Count de Monet, Intermittent Fasting, Unvaccinated Kulak-American


Isn't Pete on maternity leave?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 13, 2021 01:31 PM (63Dwl)

436 It does my heart good to see that someone sensible who lives in MA hates all those assholes up there just as much as most of us down in here in Texas do.
Posted by: Tom Servo at October 13, 2021 01:03 PM


We don't all suck!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 13, 2021 01:31 PM (m+jkK)

437 374 I like this idea that illegals are pushing up home prices in California. Like, they show up with $700,000 in cash, right?
Posted by: Jay in Pa at October 13, 2021 01:14 PM (PFNtX)

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Banks will happily lend $700K to illegals with $0 down. Illegals know if they default, oh well. Banks know if they default, oh well, it's Fannie/Freddie's problem not theirs.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 13, 2021 01:31 PM (OalnH)

438 Yes they fully intend to create an energy crisis with global warming as the catalyst in order that energy is both unaffordable and rationed according to their dictates.

Yes they know an energy crisis will result in skyrocketing inflation, causing everyone's standard of living to drop, the impoverished will starve worldwide by the 100s of millions the comfortably well off will be impoverished.

This isn't collateral damage or unintended consequences, IT IS THE PLAN and every result listed here is desired.

Then the resulting humanitarian crisis will be used to build a global hegemony of absolute power.

That will be the "start" of the great reset by no means is a 10% global population decline along with reducing the standard of living to < 1800s sufficient. That's just a start to their final goal.

Posted by: mikethemoose at October 13, 2021 01:32 PM (T/vhV)

439 Propane is seasonal. More expensive in the winter, less expensive the rest of the year.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at October 13, 2021 01:32 PM (c2q/b)

440 I don't live in CA so I don't care either way. But data is data. And CA is doing just fine real estate wise. As is Seattle another place that everyone is supposedly leaving.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 13, 2021 12:54 PM (OalnH)

Are actual families moving in, or are corporations buying up one family homes? Because both can drive the market, but only one actually benefits it.
Posted by: RondinellaMamma Donald J. Trump is our duly elected president & covid came from a Chinese laboratory at October 13, 2021 01:24 PM (l0Cy4)

____

Even if corps are buying them, the houses are rented out. So either way there is demand to support increasing prices.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 13, 2021 01:33 PM (OalnH)

441 440 Even if corps are buying them, the houses are rented out. So either way there is demand to support increasing prices.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at October 13, 2021 01:33 PM (OalnH)

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Unless they're making bad investments, creating a bubble.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 13, 2021 01:34 PM (LvTSG)

442 A Southern accent and phony "aw shucks" campaign tactics don't mean you're a good guy. They mean you're more deft at being a crook. And an anti-Semite. And a weak-willed traitor who enables nuclear aggressors several times in his life.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 13, 2021 01:26 PM (cTqLg)


Did we mention Segregationist? Because he was that too at one time.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 13, 2021 01:36 PM (yQpMk)

443 v

I agree, but the problem is all our major ports: Seattle, LA, New York, etc; they're all run by hard left lunatics

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 13, 2021 01:37 PM (KZzsI)

444 I am seeing houses for sale, they get bought, and then even remodeled, then remaining uninhabited. I have 3 of those on my block.
Come to find out, they are being bought by foreign investors.
Being uninhabited isn't good, one of them got broken in to and the thieves stole all the new copper.
Additionally, there is a huge crime wave with thieves stealing catalytic converters. I have scared off several thieves using a laser pointer and my voice.

Posted by: CA denizen at October 13, 2021 01:48 PM (aAP3z)

445 if only there were some mechanism for protecting our savings from debasement

Posted by: Bitcoin Fixes Everything at October 13, 2021 01:52 PM (L9Ewk)

446 POLITICO: Demorats are failing because of overeducated soibois:
Posted by: kallisto at October 13, 2021 01:07 PM (DJFLF)

That's a lot of words to say, "The Party's agenda is radical and off-putting and doesn't reflect what people want or believe."
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 01:15 PM (DU+/6)

Its not just the party - all the executive offices of every corporation, of the entertainment industry have been hiring these same drones to run the business with the same ideological fixation and contempt for actual people baked in by modern colleges. They all have off the wall ideas and hate any contradiction of the dogma, even if their company loses billions.

Posted by: Oldcat at October 13, 2021 02:40 PM (eoQWY)

447 something that I never see mentioned about CA is the water rights to the colorado river. These are currently negotiated through 2026. To bring everyone up to speed and I am simplifying of course

CA has first rights to water from the colorado river. The other states have allocations granted to them. This is significant for 2 reasons which are never brought up

1) northern CA for over 40 years has been dumping its excess water into the pacific ocean in order to "save the delta smelt" instead of sending it to central CA to use for crops

2) CA subsidizes almond growers with cheap water. how is that significant you say. well you water almond crops by flooding the field. its the most water intensive crop you could have.

State legislators profit off #1 by buying up central CA land for cheap and #2 through kickbacks

I mention all of this because you would think that republicans, when in power, could use this issue as a hammer to start curtailing the CA state government's communist impulses.

Posted by: theITGuy at October 13, 2021 02:45 PM (BsdjQ)

448 Add leverage to your own financial positions because you cannot beat the fed. No chance. Having cash right now with no debt is a losing play.

Sorry. It just is.

Posted by: Nom de Blog at October 13, 2021 02:53 PM (UNQS9)

449 It sucks hugely. I've loosened my purse strings recently. I might as well get something for my money. It makes me extraordinarily angry.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 13, 2021 12:40 PM (DU+/6)

You were a sucker like the rest of us. It does suck hugely. It is part of the reason why we decided to build, which sweat equity is dwindled just the same as cash savings. U.S. government is asshoe.

Posted by: flounder at October 13, 2021 05:51 PM (KnJdm)

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