Days Of (Inflationary) Rage Are Here: Man Goes On Shooting Rampage After Learning Taco Bell Hikes Prices On Beefy Crunch Burrito By 50%

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Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:09 | 1082649 css1971
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mmmmmm beef, with a crunch!


Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:11 | 1082663 ZakuKommander
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mmmmmmmm 33-88% (depending who's counting) beef, with a crunch!

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:16 | 1082689 unwashedmass
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what are we talking about here? there is no inflation.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:21 | 1082746 Herd Redirectio...
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It has begun!

Check out the Capital Research Institute "When The Standards Died":

We have spent a lot of time discussing the Gold standard and what it means to have the world reserve currency here at the Capital Research Institute. But today we want to look at something a little different, but just as crucial: the importance of accounting standards. OK, OK, I am hearing the yawns already, just bear with me! When the Financial Crisis hit in late 2008 not only did Capitalism die, when the Government decided bankrupt firms (of their choosing) should no longer be exposed to the risk of failure! The history books are going to be speechless on that one, and will simple relate: “It seemed like a good idea at the time!?!?” But what may have slipped under a lot of (non-accounting) people’s noses was that accounting standards were also effectively removed at that time. The most important of which were mark-to-market accounting rules.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:56 | 1082936 Sudden Debt
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No No,

It's all part of Obama's "stopping the US obesity plan"

And what better then increasing the price on everything that contains sugar & fat & salt in any form?




The man is a genius I say!


Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:59 | 1082957 Irwin Fletcher
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The Bell's burritos aren't really even that salty until you've cried into them for a little while.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 16:08 | 1082985 barkster
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aren't they monsanto gm soy anyway? where's the beef?

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 16:12 | 1083012 hedgeless_horseman
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Has the Bernank passed on the directive for Barry to blame the cattle ranchers yet?  Nationalize Texas!

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 16:22 | 1083050 Irwin Fletcher
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Soy to be sure, but it's getting harder to get away from GM food, for reasons of economics and cross-pollination. If you've ever ridden a bus out of Quito and tried to hold down your lomo saltado after passing a ring of cows eating out of a 20-foot-tall pile of garbage between the lanes, you might even think of GM soy as comfort food.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 16:30 | 1083084 Henry Chinaski
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Crunchy burritos!  Fill them with iPads.  I hear those are crunchy and not inflationary.  

Tue, 03/22/2011 - 00:30 | 1084835 Harlequin001
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C'mon, I mean, $1.49 isn't that expensive...

If I'd known he was that pissed I'd have bought him one...

Surely, bullets cost more than that.

If anyone else wants to swap a few anti tank rounds or cruise missiles for a few hamburgers, I'm your man.

Tue, 03/22/2011 - 07:22 | 1085232 Go Galt. Please.
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It's called 'disfranchised'.
He apparently believed the lie. Keep your head low, follow the rules, and remember, Everybody Loves Raymond!
The man was living in a motel. He had cheap fake guns. He lost it when his meager food budget was only 2/3rds of what it needed to be for him to eat that week.
Unless people start realizing that this is the natural outcome of state-induced poverty, and pulling out their wallets to help out, there's going to be a whole lot more semi-automatic assault rifle bb guns being waved around.

Tue, 03/22/2011 - 00:41 | 1084860 Freddie
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I wonder if they are 3 or 4G burritos?

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 16:31 | 1083098 Waterfallsparkles
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I think Monsanto foods are sterilizing bees.  The seeds are genetically programed not to reproduce which passes to the bees.  That is why we are losing all of our bee population.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 16:44 | 1083157 Irwin Fletcher
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Can I interest you in a high fructose Choco Taco instead of a traditional honey-drizzled sopapilla?

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 17:26 | 1083298 T-NUTZ
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Beefy Crunch Burritos BITCHEZ!!!!

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 23:49 | 1084758 FEDbuster
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You can't buy one with a one oz gold coin:

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 17:29 | 1083314 EscapeKey
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Monsanto's got a historic rap sheet full of controversies, knowingly suppressing information, and just blatantly lied about food safety and anything else, so I wouldn't be surprised.

And yet, they're still in business. They ought to have been shut down multiple times, and their executives sent to jail.

They must pay good bribes.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 17:38 | 1083338 ColonelCooper
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Doesn't Monsanto, through the nine degrees of Kevin Bacon, own Blackwater or Wackenhut or some such through a holding company?

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 21:41 | 1084312 earnyermoney
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Hired Blackwater/Xe as body guards for corporate execs but Mosanto does not own Blackwater/Xe

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 21:59 | 1084393 barkster
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and guess who worked for them?


Hillary and Clarence Thomas...

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 17:44 | 1083353 Mentaliusanything
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Thats Dangerous thinking - You should be forced to undergo reprogramming for thinking logically.

Before the Monsanto 'population control seeds' - bees  breed OK

Now they are not so good.

nor is it good for Pigs

or humans.





Mon, 03/21/2011 - 22:22 | 1084486 Oh regional Indian
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For anyone who thinks vertical specialization is a good thing, I'd like to suggest that it is precisely what has brought us to this place of dysfunction.

A narrowly focussed mind cannot, does nto see the big picture. Cause and effect are locked into the vertical, specialized loop for them and in this vastly interconnected world, that is the ultimate folly.

Likewise for all these frankenfood monsterosities. Limited collateral damage, to use a military term, applies equally to GM foods. And by the way, Soy was thrust on the population as a viable protien alternative, knowing full well the fact that it upsets the most critical of balances, testosterone/estrogen. Man-boobs and the general feminization of soy-dependent men is both a visible and well studied phenomenan.

Softened for the kill. By vertical specialists.



Tue, 03/22/2011 - 00:36 | 1084853 Harlequin001
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Yeah, tell me about it. I'm hung like a fucking horse!

Need to lay off the grass for a while...

and stop wearing a saddle....

Tue, 03/22/2011 - 08:05 | 1085300 ibjamming
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And then we lock up the "real men" who remain and don't blindly follow the rest of the sheep...

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 16:35 | 1083113 Creed
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I knew I liked you for some reason Sudden


oh, and FUCK OBAMA

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 16:58 | 1083212 TheLurker
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 I thought we all knew the red/ blue debate was bullshit. Bush, Obama, who cares? Fight the power. FUCK THE FED.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 22:57 | 1084617 Al Gorerhythm
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The cost of gas, to provide enough fuel, for the (unlikely) process of self-immolation for the average size American, it too prohibitive. Inflation priced crispy beyond their means.

Tue, 03/22/2011 - 05:13 | 1084618 Al Gorerhythm
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Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:23 | 1082755 nope-1004
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Is this the "more sophisticated diets" Benocide was referring to when he answered questions as to why prices in food staples were rapidly rising?

Asshat, again!

LO fucking L !!!!!!!

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:27 | 1082781 iinthesky
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Inflation? How dare thee blaspheme against the holy taBERNANKle?

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 18:04 | 1083419 Golden monkey
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The best is yet to come for the US.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:29 | 1082797 weinerdog43
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Why in the world is someone eating Taco Bell tacos in San Antonio?  There's like, hundreds of excellent Mexican food joints all over town.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:43 | 1082880 nevadan
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Good point, lol.  Pinche gringos

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:57 | 1082948 long juan silver
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I was always partial to the Roy Rodgers Roast Beef franchise on Claiborne Ave near Tulane in New Orleans

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 16:12 | 1083002 Catullus
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Is that still there? I don't remember it surviving katrina.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 16:29 | 1083087 JW n FL
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Copelands pre-chain days.. when they City stilled sued him for Christmas Lights days!!!

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 16:56 | 1083207 zenblkboi
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hey, I live real close to there, where is it?  

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:52 | 1082916 TruthInSunshine
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Why in the world is someone eating Taco Bell tacos in San Antonio?  There's like, hundreds of excellent Mexican food joints all over town.


LMAO. Spot on.

Being originally from the midwest (Chicago), I had decided I wasn't a huge fan of Mexican cuisine until I traveled to Arizona & New Mexico around the time of my 15th birthday.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:58 | 1082955 long juan silver
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LA is covered w Taca Bells and Del Tacos too.

Del Taco makes GReeaaaattt Chili Cheese Fries!!

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:55 | 1082931 Alea Iacta Est
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Because, for all their culinary excellence, no mexican food place has yet discovered the GENIUS that is a Burrito + Fritos.


That's 5% culinary know-how and 95% corporate greed.  A combination you just can't find at Juan Enrique's Taqueria.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:55 | 1082935 ImNotExposed
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Taco Cabana is way better.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 19:17 | 1083694 Deus ex faculta
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A dozen torts and 16oz queso all the way

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 16:25 | 1083074 frankthomaswhite59
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Mon, 03/21/2011 - 17:10 | 1083251 bingaling
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One word ...price 

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 23:15 | 1083638 Tejano
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Don't know.  Maybe he was hungry.  Lots of calories in ten of those things for the expected price of $9.90 plus tax (around 8%).  Calories count when you're hungry.  It's been a while since one could chow down in an ol' San Antone restaurant for ten bucks mas o menos.  Not everyone is a fucking gourmand.  And that hotel he went back to, I'm thinkin' it probably wasn't the Radisson Riverwalk.


Mon, 03/21/2011 - 19:31 | 1083734 blunderdog
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No one who eats Taco Bell wants Mexican food.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 22:17 | 1084463 Papasmurf
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That's fortunate, because the only mexican there is the cashier.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 22:54 | 1084604 count_zero
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SA has best mexican food I have ever tasted and the margaritas are strong and huge. Even the movie theaters have mexican food and margaritas. Mexicans know how to cook and drink!

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 18:03 | 1083415 Charlie Bravo
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Nothing like taking a bite out of a taco that contains "88% pure beef".

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