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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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Days of inflatiory rage come to the US:

Police say a San Antonio Taco Bell customer enraged that the seven burritos he ordered had gone up in price fired an air gun at an employee and later fired an assault rifle at officers before barricading himself into a hotel room.

San Antonio police Sgt. Chris Benavides says officers used tear gas Sunday night to force the man from the hotel room after a three-hour standoff. The man is charged with three counts of attempted capital murder. Authorities have not released his name.

Brian Tillerson, a manager at the Taco Bell/KFC restaurant, told the San Antonio Express-News that the man was angry the Beefy Crunch Burrito had gone from 99 cents to $1.49 each.

Police say the man fired on officers during a traffic stop after the restaurant incident.

This is the first example of a domestic shooting incident following the surge in food prices courtesy of just QE Lite and QE 2. Just like in Tunisia, following the self-immolation of a fruit vendor, it will not be the last. And when we finally get QE3, then all bets will be off.

h/t John L

 

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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":

http://www.capitalresearchinstitute.org

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?

IT'S WORKING!!!

ALL HEIL OBAMA!!!

 

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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+1

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:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ef0VG1WEP10

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.

ORI

 

 

http://aadivaahan.wordpress.com/2010/07/06/a-pearl-of-wisdom/

 

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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del.

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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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdizL4on-Rc

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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indeed

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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+zimbobwe

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".

Charlie Bravo

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 19:59 | 1083866 krispkritter
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It's not the 88% I worry about, it's the other 12% 'mystery filler'...

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:27 | 1082726 Pladizow
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Yo quiero taco bell - mother fucker!

Tax them, humiliate them, kill them -  but dont you dare threaten an American's ability to make thenselves fatter!

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:27 | 1082785 Dr. Richard Head
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That shooter should have instead latched onto your mammories.  Hey ohhhhh!!!!!!  Sorry, but those are nice. (I know this adds nothing to the conversation.  I just like titties.)

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:43 | 1082884 Pladizow
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Thanks - Lucky genetics!

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:33 | 1082811 Bubbles...bubbl...
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Ayyy Caramba!

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:51 | 1082922 Commander Cody
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7 burritos?

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 18:02 | 1083412 MsCreant
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One for each day of the week? His weekly food budget? or Him a wife and 5 kids?

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 16:35 | 1083122 Joeman34
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Your best avitar yet.  You must be a connoisseur...

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 17:00 | 1083223 M2Market
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This is our reality, the land of inflated milk and honey.... did I say "inflated milk"?  Those hooters must have stared at me for too long..... Makes me wonder what happens when the price of coochies inflate by a factor of three and the price of vasaline inflate along side the price of crude.... You would have a lot of angry males roaming the streets.  This is the real black swan event waiting to happen.. You can't inflate away shortages and you can't print away hunger and hormone rages.  Peace out.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 18:04 | 1083425 MsCreant
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Not to fear, remember, as unemployment rises, the supply of "coochie" will increase also, thus serving to depress the price of said "coochie."

Remember stagflation, higher prices in the things you need, lower prices in luxury items/things you want.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 18:19 | 1083480 Joeman34
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I love supply/demand linkage

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 19:37 | 1083759 M2Market
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The last bastion of free market capitalism.  Until the Gov start to hand out coochie vouchers to stimulate the economy and calm the male aggression.  To be perfectly honest, if they really wanted to stimulate the economy (for better or worse), start handing out coochie and booze stamps.  The money will be spend locally, and the angry male population will be somewhat subdued until the coochies and liquor stores start to hike prices like the universities and hospitals. 

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 20:47 | 1084071 MsCreant
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So you are saying the Gov will print into the coochie deflation in an effort to inflate coochies and pacify the men?

But as coochies inflate, it will attract more coochies to the profession, thus swelling their numbers. There could well be a coochie crisis. The value of coochie will become diluted and lose its legitimacy entirely.

Wow! Just like education, medicine, housing.

But some would argue coochie has intrinsic value.

I am now caught up in a coochie conundrum.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 21:05 | 1084097 baby_BLYTHE
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from Marc Faber:

"The federal government is sending each of us a $600 rebate. If we spend that money at Wal-Mart, the money goes to China. If we spend it on gasoline it goes to the Arabs. If we buy a computer it will go to India. If we purchase fruit and vegetables it will go to Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala. If we purchase a good car it will go to Germany. If we purchase useless crap it will go to Taiwan and none of it will help the American economy. The only way to keep that money here at home is to spend it on prostitutes and beer, since these are the only products still produced in US..., I've been doing my part."

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:50 | 1082905 Windemup
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He's just plain insane. The cartridge shells cost more than the burritos. That's not a rational economic choice.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 16:01 | 1082960 Squid-puppets a...
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what's irrational is this idiot going on a shooting spree by himself. I mean, come on, look around the world, every other country is having mass riots over food inflation.. get some back up, dude.

This is the genious of western civilisation's 'free society' propaganda

It makes you feel like an individual, makes you value individualism,

then when you've acheived true individualism, you feel like you are totally alone

and so instead of organising, you snap

and thats how the powers prefer it - that way the police can gun you down without having to justify it or answer uncomfortable questions.

 

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 16:29 | 1083088 oh_bama
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yeah. he is insane!

Inflation is low (outside of tacos and burritos! cause they are too volatile to be part of CPI!!)

and more americans RETIRED EARLY!!

PLEASE, QE3!! BEN--We are counting on you! Just DO IT!!

 

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 16:40 | 1083137 chumbawamba
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I believe the gentleman's response was perfectly reasonable, considering the circumstances.

When people lose everything and have nothing left to lose they lose it. - Gerald Celente

I am Chumbawamba.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 16:52 | 1083195 DaveyJones
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Was thinking the same. The Onion like headline, the absurdity of everything, the rage, the belittling media - it's the perfect story

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 17:07 | 1083245 Golden monkey
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Better do it in a bank, shooting the roof : get half the jail time, and a dozen free burritos.

(He might be smart enough to buy a roll of silver bullions with the change - and then 500 free burritos next year).

Go for JPM, overweight sucker.

 

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 19:18 | 1083690 Diogenes
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Take a gun and shoot somebody. The automatic default choice when an American has a problem.

(And how is that working?)

What is your point?

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 19:09 | 1083662 Tejano
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Really?  You might be paying too much for ammo.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 19:44 | 1083782 francis_sawyer
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Where's the lead beef?

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 17:09 | 1083248 Ruffcut
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Mystery meat baby......

Yum, Yum, Yum Group.

And KFC has chickens with no eye balls.

I actually like T bell. It helps with my clogged bowels.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 17:57 | 1083391 dogbreath
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carne mysterioso

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 19:32 | 1083742 Blano
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Yo quiero AK-47's.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:11 | 1082655 squexx
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Shame he wasn't at a Kosher place!

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:42 | 1082867 caconhma
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Kosher customers own the Wall-Street and FED, so, the prices is not an issue.

As for average Mr. and Ms. America, who gives a shit about them. They are too stupid anyhow.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 16:32 | 1083096 oh_bama
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Yeah. my kosher coworkers get at least 7 dight bonus... and americans get 0. zero, like this website.. zerohedge!!

GO KOSHER GO!!

 

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 18:36 | 1083540 Hicham
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Try Kosher coke...it's made with real sugar cane rather than high fructose corn syrup and dman it's good. Not Jewish but I sure am loving passover

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 20:13 | 1083934 Apply Force
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"Real" sugar in kosher Coke = GMO sugar beet.  Not cane sugar.  Count me out...

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:10 | 1082660 FranSix
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Nothing to do with anti-depressants.  Oop.  Sorry.  Didn't say that.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 16:35 | 1083119 Steaming_Wookie_Doo
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I'm glad I wasn't the only one thinking that. Further, what happens when Joe Public can't afford to buy his meds anymore. Obviously, the withdrawal symptoms on that stuff can be fatal (to them or anyone within range).

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:12 | 1082661 Flounder
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The price of heartburn has gone up.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 17:19 | 1083275 RockyRacoon
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The price of health has gone up as well.   I just got back from Kroger and two medium tomatoes was exactly $3.50.   Took a side trip and picked up another tomato plant to put out instead.   That will net me about 50 lbs of them for the same $3.50 plus all the satisfaction I get from eating my own and sharing the bounty with my friends and neighbors.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:11 | 1082662 Thomas
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Holy crap! That is a big spike in price.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 17:20 | 1083279 RockyRacoon
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Box of Kroger house-brand cereal was $1.69 early last year.  Not it's $2.89.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 20:53 | 1084122 Blano
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That' sucks. I'm "only" paying $1.89 for mine.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:13 | 1082668 truont
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Nobody tell him about the 200% price rise in cotton orange jumpsuits...

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:22 | 1082735 The Axe
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The government buys the jumpsuits...They must give out DECKS (uggs) to the cons to cause my shorts are killing me...I better stay way from Taco Bell...On a side note bot a carton of Breyers ice cream--Those bastards changed the box to 1.5 from 1.75

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:47 | 1082901 Irwin Fletcher
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How long until someone in the US DHHS attributes this great American reduction in portion size to the successful implementation of legislative initiatives? Any bets?

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:11 | 1082670 Jason T
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Falling Down

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:21 | 1082729 Jason T
Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:33 | 1082810 iinthesky
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Classic!

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:50 | 1082908 Phaethon
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That's the first thing I thought of when I read this too.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 17:29 | 1083316 RockyRacoon
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Another scence came to my mind:  Mel's Drive In.  "Has anyone seen Mike Hunt"

Tue, 03/22/2011 - 00:12 | 1083319 RockyRacoon
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Ooops....

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 18:25 | 1083501 -Michelle-
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Same here.  Then I thought about the beginning where he's stuck in traffic in the sweltering heat and I wondered how much worse it's going to get when summer is on full blast.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 21:05 | 1084171 Phaethon
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Indeed.  I wonder if we've got a long hot summer ahead of us too.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 21:13 | 1084197 Phaethon
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My favorite scene from that movie is the one on the golf course though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuT12_bPla8

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 20:07 | 1083899 krispkritter
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Classic, way before it's time.  'Hey look! It's Wham-bo'...

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:12 | 1082675 alien-IQ
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I'll comment on how tragic this is as soon as I stop laughing...(this may take a while)

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:17 | 1082699 Dr. Richard Head
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Tragic comedy indeed.  Imagine what happens when a month of SNAP doesn't buy a day's worth of Taco Bell. The problem is that the reactionary actions, us peasants rising, to rising prices by the people will be to ask for more government help. 

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:19 | 1082723 Pants McPants
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Wait, you mean...help (and by extension wealth) does not come from the government?  Sumbitch.  My blue team friends are going to be PISSED.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:24 | 1082753 Dr. Richard Head
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Wealth does indeed come from the government at the detriment to the many.  The problem is the wealth that is created (aka stolen) from the government goes to the few.  You and I are not the few, but the many.  Once the many find this out expect more shooting to commense.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 17:21 | 1083285 Golden monkey
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You're long stocks, you American bullshitter. You're part of the few, not the many.

I even suspect you have 1 or 2 hidden gold bullions somewhere.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:25 | 1082758 ColonelCooper
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SNAP cards will maintain their purchasing power as they too can be loaded to infinity with the press of a button.  People using SNAP will be the last to go hungry.  Uncle Sugar will keep it flowing until the bitter end if it means avoiding a war zone in Detroit.

It will be the SOB's trying to buy takeout with their ever decreasing paychecks that will continue to SNAP. Pun intended.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:43 | 1082873 Agent P
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You sir, are correct.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:56 | 1082944 Liquid Courage
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Damn! I think you are correct.

(Looks directly into camera) What a pisser!

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 18:18 | 1083470 Golden monkey
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Yep. US middle class can't afford (gold) maple leaf and soon, we predict they won't be able to afford fucking, trying to cope with rampant inflation.

Sorry, sheeple never buy silver bullions. GFY, sheeple.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:13 | 1082681 Misean
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A man's gotta know his limitations.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:43 | 1082883 Agent P
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A man who can eat seven crunchy beef burritos knows nothing about limitations.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 17:25 | 1083304 StychoKiller
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I'm hoping that 7 is at least a 3-day supply! :>D

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:14 | 1082682 JimRogers
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ahem h/t JimRogers

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:33 | 1082809 Votewithabullet
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Beggar thy Hedge...

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:13 | 1082683 Shameful
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"When the chips are down these civilized people, they'll eat each other"

Wait till we hit $10 a gallon at the gas pump. Expect a load of good times and the civility of Americans to really shine.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:36 | 1082837 caconhma
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These glorious days of $10+ per gallon of gas are coming soon.

Thank you FED and their Rothschild & Israeli masters.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 16:47 | 1083000 Ura Bonehead
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I figure at $10 a gal the bums will stop trying to steal my SUV !!!!!  The cup's always half full.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 17:19 | 1083271 Ruffcut
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No, they will just puncture your gas tank, at a grand a pop.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:15 | 1082684 themosmitsos
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Dammit, this didnt have to happen. If they just gave him a couple tacos free, he'd a had instant-diarrhea for the next 72hrs :P

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:14 | 1082685 themosmitsos
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Dammit, this didnt have to happen. If they just gave him a couple tacos free, he'd've had instant-diarrhea for the next 72hrs :P

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:14 | 1082688 TruthInSunshine
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The Bernank says:

Add some more sawdust to that proprietary, zesty, spicy Taco Bell beef 'mix,' sonsabitches, and problem solved. And please do not bother me again, for I am slotting POMO.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:35 | 1082830 Alienated Serf
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the sad thing is 99% of the sheeple do not know this has anything to do with the bernank.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 16:08 | 1082991 unnamed enemy
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u sir r correct - they will blame (and shoot) the minimum wage slave behind the counter

 

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 19:02 | 1083627 cornedmutton
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So now Bernank is responsible for Taco Bell promotional product pricing expiry?  I understand that the FED is feeding inflation, especially for basic food staples, but isn't this a little over the top? If this was due the rising cost of beef, I suspect all beef-containing products would have gone up in price and not just the Beefy Crunch Burrito, available for a limited time for only $0.99.

 

Side note, why the hell do I know so much about Taco Bell pricing?

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:15 | 1082696 foolio
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Can't taco bell control the rising price of beef by just using less real beef and more fillers?

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:19 | 1082722 Misean
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I'm sure our wonderful ADM controlled Feral Bureaucracy will lower the beef content percentages shortly.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:25 | 1082767 Cognitive Dissonance
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You think there's "beef" in their products now?

Where's the beef?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ug75diEyiA0

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 20:13 | 1083939 krispkritter
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Yeah, can't wait until the next guy figures out it not only costs more but has Chinese drywall as 'filler'. They'll start showing up with flamethrowers and RPG's and the employees WILL be the flamebroiled meat popsicles. Welcome to Paco Hell!  Then the Chihuahua pulls back the curtain while saying 'Here Wizard, Wizard, Wizard' and Bernank-Oz steps out of the machine...

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:29 | 1082798 css1971
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just using less real beef and more fillers

You bet they can, and this is another effect of inflation. Quality goes out the window and products turn in to shit. In a deflationary environment the reverse happens.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 16:27 | 1083078 KickIce
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This has already happened on a large scale, we are already eating mostly garbage.  No where to go now but up in a price.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 16:13 | 1083008 Ura Bonehead
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Dude!  The fillers cost twice as much as does the beef they use!!

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 18:11 | 1083447 foolio
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Dude!  The fillers cost twice as much as does the beef they use!!

Can't taco bell control the rising price of beef filler by just using less real beef filler and more beef filler fillers?

 

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:17 | 1082697 ZackAttack
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Should've asked for the iPod2 gordita. Fed governors tell us they're edible.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:17 | 1082700 RowdyRoddyPiper
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Just wait 'til he finds out how much the price of toilet paper has gone up! Hope he's got lots of leaves.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 19:27 | 1083721 Mesquite
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hehehehehe

Stop it..!!

hehehe

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:17 | 1082702 Revolution_star...
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50% inflation in non beef assets, bitchez.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:16 | 1082704 alien-IQ
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somebody should have told this man that it's not a "rising price" it's a "wealth effect". no doubt he would have felt much better about it.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:17 | 1082707 Pants McPants
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Is the world full of retards or what?

It's funny to me that people think the US is immune from the types of riots we've seen in MENA over the past few months.  Just wait until the food cards run out and citizens can no longer afford over $200/month for an idiot box and iCrap products.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 16:14 | 1083013 Fenlander
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What's shocking to me, as a pro-gun British person living in a very anti-gun society, is that someone throws it all away (and adds fuel to the anti-gun lobby) for less than $4.  OK, 50% inflation is bad, but $4?  Is the ending of your life at the hands of the local SWAT really worth risking for $4?

 

I like the concept of the people owning and keeping guns, but there is a pre-requisite.  The people owning and keeping guns need to have an adult IQ.

 

 

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 16:22 | 1083051 Internet Tough Guy
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The guy snapped. I'm sure he regrets doing it now, but remember the gun he fired in the restaurant was an air gun, not a real firearm. Who knows what he shot at the cops, anything can be described as 'assault rifle'.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 16:45 | 1083163 Waterfallsparkles
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Might have been one of those guns that shoot plastic bee bee's.  You can buy them at Wal Mart.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 17:41 | 1083328 Fenlander
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A good point, but the arbiter of "threat" is the cop with a duty weapon responding to panicked 911 calls.  My own air rifle (a sub 12 ft/lb UK legal weapon) is fine for killing rabbits and pigeons only out to around 35 yards, but it looks like a proper African big game rifle, with a sporter stock and bull barrel.  I'm never in any doubt that when I carry it while taking down pigeons in the woods that to a passer-by it may appear as though I am loaded for bear.

 

My more serious point is that the sort of person who lacks the judgement and discrimination to think that producing and letting off shots from a weapon in a public place - particularly over a $3.50 unexpected rise in a fast food bill - is probably the sort of person who should not be trusted with air rifles or anything more dangerous.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 18:27 | 1083510 Charlie Bravo
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Fenlander, the guy snapped. It doesn't mean he was a lunatic prior to his "outburst".

Charlie Bravo

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 19:21 | 1083704 Fenlander
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Of course.  I agree with you.  But it IS worrying that someone with immediate access to a weapon (and more lethal weapons than air guns are not difficult to get) is sooooo close to the edge that a $3.50 extra charge sends him over the top.

 

Don't get me wrong, I fully support gun ownership for responsible adults, with a training programme for younger people.  But those who are not responsible should not have immediate access to lethal weapons.  The 3 people he shot at probably are just trying to get by, have families and loved ones.  This jerk probably has people who care about him.  If he'd been shot dead by SWAT, or killed someone, then I think that all right-thinking people would say that the $3.50 increase was not worth it. 

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 20:19 | 1083964 francis_sawyer
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It was a trusty old Red Ryder carbine-action, 200-shot, range model air rifle...

 

The cops said... "You'll shoot your eye out kid!"...

 

 

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 17:46 | 1083352 mdwagner
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There has been quite a backlash against strict gun control that I've noticed.  Even the liberals are realizing that government is so corrupt and handing control over everything isn't too wise.  You can be liberal in a stable rosie life, but then you can also be a realist where you see a possible event where TSHTF and having guns around is quite a good idea.

 

I can't even engage in a conversation with some people about how the shit is going to hit the fan someday and that it's only a matter of when.  Some people think it never will.  They're hopeless.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 19:26 | 1083713 Diogenes
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"I like the concept of the people owning and keeping guns, but there is a pre-requisite.  The people owning and keeping guns need to have an adult IQ."

 

That lets out most Americans right there. Before you junk me, look at all the comments about "sheeple" etc.

If you had to prove you weren't crazy to buy a gun, then only people who aren't crazy would have guns. Or something.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:17 | 1082708 monopoly
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And this is just the beginning. But, keep buying the dip. No shorts. Had a couple this morning and closed them out at a loss. Hard to fight a madman.

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 15:21 | 1082731 jkruffin
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The problem is all the shorts are in gold/silver. If they were to cash in and short this ponzi market, it would be game over for Benny.

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