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"Price Per Ounce" In Context

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When it comes to commodities priced "per ounce", the two most quoted products are silver, and of course gold. But in a broader context are these prices a lot or little? How do some other less known commodities stack up to the world's two most precious metals. Here are the prices for a wide universe of other compounds which are also priced on a "per ounce" basis...

  • Copper: $0.24
  • Silver: $33
  • Beluga caviar: $345
  • Gold: 1,700
  • Carbon 60: $2,495
  • Cocaine: $4,791
  • Namibian uncut rough diamonds: $98,490
  • Plutonium Oxide: $165,500
  • Soliris (anemia drug): $533,000
  • Human eggs: $157 trillion

That said, we doubt any of the above have the wealth and capital preservation capabilities of those two most popular shiny metallic objects which may or may not be edible, but have survived the rise and fall of nearly 3000 paper currencies over the ages.

Source: Wired


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Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:02 | 3043677 malikai
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WTF? Cocaine is 5k/oz? Someone's getting fucked..

I won't even ask about the human eggs one..

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:17 | 3043729 Looney
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I'd like a human Egg Benedict with some plutonium on it. Please? ;-)


Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:33 | 3043778 wee-weed up
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Of course, you'll pay a little more for human eggs from free-range chickies!

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:50 | 3043836 Pladizow
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What do Michael Jackson and caviar have in common?

- They both come on little white crackers!


Fri, 12/07/2012 - 17:34 | 3043990 Pool Shark
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What do Michael Jackson and the Houston Astros have in common?

- They both wear a glove on one hand for no apparent reason...


Fri, 12/07/2012 - 18:40 | 3044161 Pladizow
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What do Michael Jackson and a K-mart sale have in common?

-  They both have little boy's pants half off!

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 19:39 | 3044319 knukles
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But you can eat human eggs....

(never mind)

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 20:54 | 3044510 BKbroiler
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cocaine would be a hell of a currency.

cocaine would be a hell of a currency.

cocaine would be a hell of a currency.

cocaine would be a hell of a currency.

cocaine would be a hell of a currency.

cocaine would be a hell of a currency.


Fri, 12/07/2012 - 21:56 | 3044651 krispkritter
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I heard you can dig coke out of the ground for only $5 an ounce!

Or was that a dead Mexican's backpack?

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 22:04 | 3044677 WmMcK
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What did Rock Hudson and Len Bias have in common?
They both got into some bad crack.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:52 | 3043837 francis_sawyer
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The "price per ounce" of ANYTHING is denominated in PAPER JOOBUX... Henceforth, value your purchases accordingly...


Accordingly [as well] this comment will attract a certain number of 'junks'... But remember AS ALWAYS, francis_sawyer IS NOT the one stealing your wealth... It's not in my DNA to do so... I have a bunch of valid comments on another thread on how to make your food dollar stretch [both nutritionally & wealth transfer wise]... Junk me THERE if you disagree [or if my food choices are not properly kosher ~ which, in of itself (kosher beatification), is simply another schematic TITHE to transfer money to Jewish rabbis ~ and which, is another topic]...

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 17:20 | 3043957's picture

-1 Not helpful.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 17:24 | 3043965 Iam_Silverman
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"denominated in PAPER JOOBUX"

Yes, sneaky of them Jews, isn't it.  They have even managed to infiltrate the Chinese with their remnimbi and the Japanese with their Yen.  Quite the worldly bunch, eh?

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 17:27 | 3043975 Arthor Bearing
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I'm sure there's somebody out there who will be happy to make the argument that the leaders of the Chinese communist party are jewish

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 17:32 | 3043985's picture

I don't know about that but the Japanese Imperial Navy did enjoy a little Torah! Torah! Torah!

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 18:12 | 3044102 francis_sawyer
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Hey Croc... So What IS helpful anyway?... Help me out here... Jews have had century old franchise on printing ['counterfeitting'] currency... Hows that working out 4 ya at the moment [aside from paper gold shorts allowing the 'non-idiotic' to squirrel away phyzz at what ought to prove to be a decent price [down the line]...

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 18:30 | 3044139's picture

If I follow your line of reasoning then I'll have to submit to anyone who puts me down by calling me a straight, white male. It's one of those do unto others things. If you prefer the gentile version then try this: "Never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself." -- Confucius

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 20:56 | 3044514 francis_sawyer
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  "Never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself."


OK Confucius ~ I'll bite... Let's start with TODAY & RE-DO the entire monetary system...

I wouldn't:

- Be nipping on the jock of "new colony" American [US of A] legislators for more than a century (thru two central bank dissolutions, the 2nd of which was only possible [war of 1812] was funded because I'd already gotten my jew claws into the British Monarchy... The American Civil War [funded & orchestrated by New York jew banking interests to cripple Southern states commodities commerce]... Later ~ ASSASINATE President Lincoln because 'greenbacks' were successful in their own right [but were not JOOBUX ~ so a bullet needed to be put into his head]...

- Started [in the dead of night on a Chrismas holiday]... the US Federal Reserve [after assasinating 2 other US Presidents after Lincoln who were not, in the end, compliant]... On his DEATHBED ~ Woodrow Wilson would confess to this failure & tragedy [His face, 'mockingly' placed on the $10,000 FRN by the same jews he appeased after he was threatened & co-erced]...

No ~ You're right... They're NOT 'joobux'... I'm just an 'anti-semitic' asshole [who has never stolen, nor CONSPIRED TO STEAL a penny of your wealth using various paper schemes]...

Carry on... LABEL me as you will for being a threat to humanity...

Sincerely ~


Fri, 12/07/2012 - 22:02 | 3044671 sullymandias
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That's the problem with forums like this. Everyone's a biter.

Sat, 12/08/2012 - 01:06 | 3044845's picture



Carry on... LABEL me as you will for being a threat to humanity...


You're mainly a threat to yourself but your humanity has yet to be established. So no harm, no foul on that count.

Sat, 12/08/2012 - 11:58 | 3045441 mvsjcl
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It's a broad brush you stroke. A cabal of family interests don't necessarily apply to the greater masses that share a specific religion. In fact, I'd be willing to state that it's highly unlikely that this cabal adheres to any religion that we'd call such.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 21:15 | 3044558 Pseudo Anonym
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how about the argument that the chinese bankers are zionists of luciferian denomination instead of:

that the leaders of the Chinese communist party are jewish

Sat, 12/08/2012 - 16:45 | 3045869 e_goldstein
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They are the other, other lost tribe... like the mormons.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:19 | 3043734 Sudden Debt
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depends what you buy and from who he.
I buy some 2 to 3 times a year on special occacions and I pay 75 euro per gram. you'll probably find it cheaper but I don't like putting rat poison in my nose.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:23 | 3043749 Looney
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I buy some 2 to 3 times a year on special occacions and I pay 75 euro per gram.

Make sure you buy PHYSICAL coke and not some paper-coke-ETF. ;-)


Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:25 | 3043756 bagehot99
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Coke options, that's the way to go. Short straddle - coke price has barely fluctuated for 25 years.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 22:59 | 3044796 Temporalist
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Coke?  That's so grandpa.  Bath Salts is the candy for the kiddies today.  Why explode your own heart with coke when you can eat someone else's on bath salts?

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:27 | 3043757 Sudden Debt
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if you don't hold it in you nose, you don't own it! :)

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 17:20 | 3043955 lemonobrien
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i puts it on my cock.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 19:22 | 3044272 zerotohero
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Cock coke rocks

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 19:42 | 3044327 MayIMommaDogFac...
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annnnnnnd it's gone!

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 20:36 | 3044458 Nage42
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>annnnnnnd it's gone!

Which?  The coke, the cock, or the rock?

Arguably, rock can be interpreted as a slang for coke too...

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:47 | 3043798 malikai
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75EUR/g * 27g = 2025EUR

2025 * 1.3 EURUSD = $2632.5 (no weight discount)

$5k must be those "Street value" prices cops like to quote when they make a big bust and circle-jerk themselves in front of the cameras.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 17:08 | 3043914 Abitdodgie
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Its about $750.00 an OZ in Los Angeles , give or take depending on quality

Sat, 12/08/2012 - 01:36 | 3045046 stacking12321
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use 31.1g

they are counting troy ounces

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:33 | 3043779 duo
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I wonder what the CIA is getting for Afghan heroin.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:51 | 3043857 reload
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Good question, but they use it for more than financial gain. Iran is flooded with cheap high grade smack and availability has spiked in the last 4 years.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:55 | 3043874 francis_sawyer
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I thought James Bond put a stop to all that... I saw it myself... He fought this dude on the back of a military cargo plane & all the burlap bags (with medical crosses) flew out the back over Pakistani airspace while he was duking it out with some Dolph Lundgren looking brute... You have my word on that...

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 17:10 | 3043920 A Lunatic
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That was my problem with drugs and alcohol.........every ten minutes was a special occasion.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 17:47 | 3044031 NotApplicable
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My, my, my... would you look at the time!

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 21:21 | 3044571 jballz
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75 euro per gram 

28 grams in an ouce (how did I know that without looking it up...)

$2,730 per ounce.


That's full retail. These street values are always bullshit, have never understood why they can't figure the price correctly.


Sat, 12/08/2012 - 01:34 | 3045045 StychoKiller
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There's a discount for buyin' in bulk...

"Coming into Los Angeleez, bringin' in a coupla keys..."

Sat, 12/08/2012 - 07:14 | 3045218 OldPhart
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Is that the new Coke or original?

Personally, I haven't had a Coke since they fucked it up in the 80's.

We are talking about a liquid beverage, right?

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:25 | 3043752 overbet
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Seen this somewhere:


Diet Snapple 16 oz $1.29 = $10.32 per gallon


Lipton Ice Tea 16 oz $1.19 = $9.52 per gallon


Gatorade 20 oz $1.59 = $10.17 per gallon


Ocean Spray 16 oz $1.25 = $10.00 per gallon


Brake Fluid 12 oz $3.15 = $33.60 per gallon


Vick’s Nyquil 6 oz $8.35 = $178.13 per gallon


Pepto Bismol 4 oz $3.85 .= $123.20 per gallon


Whiteout 7 oz $1.39 = $25.42 per gallon


Scope 1.5 oz $0.99 = $84.48 per gallon


This ones just stupid …


Evian water 9 oz $1.49 = $21.19 per gallon! $21.19 for WATER. Even worse, I don’t think they ever even tell you where the waters from.  


(Did you ever notice that Evian spelled backwards is Naive?)


Finally .. computer printer ink.


This “liquid gold” can … depending on brand, ingredients, etc … run as high as $5,000 or more a gallon.


Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:38 | 3043796 trader1
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Fri, 12/07/2012 - 17:34 | 3043988 trader1
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Fri, 12/07/2012 - 17:43 | 3044017 trader1
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Fri, 12/07/2012 - 18:39 | 3044158 HungryPorkChop
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Time to go long and stay long on ink because Helicopter Ben's printers are stuck in hyperdrive.

Sat, 12/08/2012 - 11:23 | 3045396 Vendetta
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+1000.  Excellent means to educate folks with real numbers.  Was out in hawaii a little while ago and a coworker had something like a liter of water (pumped and filtered from 3000 ft in the ocean for the 'purity' supposedly) ... it seems the bottled water in the litter bottles was very popular in Japan selling for $20 ... that is $75/gallon for water. 

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:27 | 3043761 Ignatius
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And it comes with a limp dick and a nose bleed, no extra charge.

When I heard stories back in the 80s of people 'snorting a ferrari' over a weekend it was confirmation that people can be unbearably stupid.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:46 | 3043839 GMadScientist
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There are no $500 hookers, only $500 johns.

"I used to move more weight than Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, paid my way through college, and still had residuals"



Fri, 12/07/2012 - 17:20 | 3043956 francis_sawyer
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You're not paying for the sex... You're paying for them to LEAVE when the sex is thru...

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 17:37 | 3043997 gaoptimize
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That is not a criticism of them or the sex, but of you.  I would be lucky to have a family with any woman I'd be attracted enough to pay for sex with.

Sat, 12/08/2012 - 04:41 | 3045149 vato poco
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Ahhh, gaoptimize, your Hallmark Channel Comment does my cynical heart good. Just from what you wrote, I can tell you with 95%+ certainty that you're either young, or naive, or both. But don't you let it bother you, pard: Life its Ownself will pound that nonsensical pablum/fairy tale philosophy out of you in due time.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:33 | 3043775 GMadScientist
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"WTF? Cocaine is 5k/oz?"

Uncut, baby...don't be steppin' on my-yayo.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:36 | 3043790 trader1
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yea...the user!

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:38 | 3043794 financial apoca...
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The only thing i regularly buy in ounces is pot and that didn't make the list WTF

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 17:26 | 3043964 francis_sawyer
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Eggs were at $157 Trillion... So then ~ How much is SPERM worth... I need to know... So I can like say "babe ~ I'm delivering, at least, a couple hundred mil [in value] on your face"... See how exciting the proposition becomes when money is involved?...

Note: Ladies ~ francis_sawyer is not trying to be misogynistic here... I'm simply pointing out the absurdity of it all...

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 17:43 | 3044014 Jena
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Ease of delivery, Francis.  Eggs are harder to ripen and retrieve.  Sperm not so complicated.  And there are always plenty of those "young, dumb and fulla cum" kinda guys to volunteer.


Note:  Gentlement:  I am NOT discounting the value of your contribution, I'm just pointing out the differences in procuring the substance under discussion.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 18:19 | 3044112 francis_sawyer
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Jena... Thank you for that... All francis_sawyer is ever really interested in is a VALID perspective on a subject [which you provided]... Anonymous RED ARROWS don't help much... In the end, you're prolly right on this subject... Therefore ~ I honor your contribution [& IN FACT, I believe it to be true]... Eggs, in nature, are immesurably more valuable than sperm [though in the end ~ nature requires BOTH]...

That's the BEAUTY of it all... Innt it?

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 18:40 | 3044162 Jena
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I don't know about immeasurably more valuable, because as you say nature does require both.  And I hope it is always thus.  Despite the problems we have now, if either sex ever figures out how to do without the other it will lead to all sorts of worse problems.


(Also agree on the pointlessness of anonymous red arrows.)


Fri, 12/07/2012 - 19:31 | 3044296 Jendrzejczyk
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"...if either sex ever figures out how to do without the other it will lead to all sorts of worse problems."

Vast majority of gays and lesbians I have met are financially secure and relatively happy.

Just sayin'.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 20:22 | 3044428 Jena
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Oh, of course there is that.  Plenty of non-reproductive heterosexual types do just fine, too. 

I meant for the propogation of the species.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 17:05 | 3043909 Burticus
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Prices are astronomical in all industries financed or prohibited by gubmint, like sick care, university education and natural recreational drugs.

If left to free enterprise competition with no gubmint meddling, people might take responsibility for their own health, whiff would probably be 500 FeRNs an ounce rather than 5,000, weed would grow free in back yards, a million stupents would not be a trillion FeRNs in debt, and a million 'murkins who never hurt anyone would not be kidnap victims living in cages.

Sat, 12/08/2012 - 01:28 | 3045037 StychoKiller
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Hmm, what about truffles and saffron?

Sun, 12/09/2012 - 19:22 | 3047463 Ratscam
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1 gram of white truffle in italy is running at about 30-40 euros this year

Sun, 12/09/2012 - 19:27 | 3047478 slaughterer
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My dealer could not get any white truffles this season.  Had to settle for the far inferior black ones.  

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:02 | 3043678 Fuh Querada
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COMEX prices of course. Regulated by the CFTC.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:03 | 3043679 Xibalba
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Weed didn't make it? 

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:24 | 3043750 ReeferMac
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At a buck-twenty and ounce for commercial? Nah... Maybe the good stuff, but even that rarely gets above 300.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:52 | 3043861 salami_tsunami
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I dunno where you live, but in NYC an oz of premium sour diesel can easily top $500


/if you're a sucker

//but still, people buy it

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:56 | 3043872 malikai
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500 bux? That's about what, the fine levied for selling a 32oz drink..?

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:03 | 3043683 lasvegaspersona
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human know...bankers caviar...yuk

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:15 | 3043721 john39
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bankers and royals prefer small children, it's what their master demands afterall.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:29 | 3043769 Manthong
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If you think about it, the financialists have forward sold the next few generations.. that’s many billions of embryos (that survive the eugenics policy).

They can’t hypothecate the humans too far into the future though because the inevitable revolution will occur once absolutely everybody loses absolutely everything.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:37 | 3043795 Theosebes Goodfellow
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So what's the proper ettiquette, do you serve them on crackers?

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 17:13 | 3043931 A Lunatic
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No, on the freshly cut foreskins of babies............

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:03 | 3043684 Big Corked Boots
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Troy or AVP?

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:05 | 3043685 BLOTTO
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Purple Kush

$240 an oz


Ont, CA


Also, a great hedge;)


Im baked

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:09 | 3043699 kaiserhoff
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That's cheating.  You can't grow gold;)

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:12 | 3043716 Dr. Richard Head
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But it does prove that some forms of money do indeed grow on trees.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:19 | 3043736 lemonobrien
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medical weed is 400+ an ounce

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:42 | 3043816 trader1
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and you can eat it...along with some fatty substance of course

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 17:28 | 3043977 Fedaykinx
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i remember when an ounce of good weed in my area was worth more than an ounce of gold.  it actually wasn't that long ago.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:16 | 3043728 TN Jed
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$240?  WTF!  Try $500 in FL.  Hmmmm, do you have a Winnebago? 

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:23 | 3043740 BLOTTO
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Yea, i heard many moons ago the prices you guys pay for chronic in the US...avg like $300-$400 an really 'high.'


In Canada, $240 is expensive - but you get the tasty sweet buds of joy for it... Usually its $200 an oz.


This is from med dispensary for those with legit license...and if your close to Niagara,NY, come for a drive over:)

O.G.Kush – Dinafem $8.50 (per g)
Sweet Deep Grapefruit – Dinafem $7.50
Moby Dick – Dinafem $8.50
Critical Jack – Dinafem $8.00
Critical Kush - Barneys   $8.00
Pineapple Chunk – Barneys $7.50

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:26 | 3043754 ReeferMac
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Yeah, but that's a Metric Ounce, it's not the same... Gotta multiply by 2.45, or divide, or something like that.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:44 | 3043830 pods
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You know what they call a Quarter Pounder with cheese in France? 

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:53 | 3043865 salami_tsunami
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an ethiopian with a yeast infection

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 19:39 | 3044317 Jendrzejczyk
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Possibly the most vile comment I've read on ZH. +10, carry on.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 21:12 | 3044549 SilverRhino
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That was disgusting as hell.   

Well done. +10

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 21:54 | 3044646 WmMcK
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And an Ethiopian with 3 dogs is a rancher.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 19:47 | 3044346 knukles
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Ah, Jules and Vince at it again....

Royale with Cheese....

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:20 | 3043743 TN Jed
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I gotta get new friends or a cheaper firewall.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:19 | 3043737 pods
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C99 in NC, bout $250 per z.


Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:13 | 3043691 Disenchanted
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High quality weed in Indiana...Avg. $338/oz


Damn! That's a hell of a lot more than I used to pay back in the day($35/oz "Columbian Gold")


This was the big deal back then in my locale:

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:21 | 3043744 Flakmeister
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It is also a helluva lot better...

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 18:15 | 3044108 GubbermintWorker
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Yeah, more THC and no stems or seeds that you don't need.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 21:04 | 3044532 francis_sawyer
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Cancer cure (THC) = PRICELESS...

Sat, 12/08/2012 - 07:05 | 3045209 Amagnonx
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I'm not convinced its the THC that cures cancer - I think its something else in the hemp, so increased THC varieties arent as good for curing cancer.  However - it also has an effect on the mind after long term use, it tends to make people think for themselves and be more skeptical - in my opinion, that is the main reason it is illegal - the fact it cures cancer is also a reason.


PS: Most people probably dont know that the effects above are scientifically documented by several very reputable scientists.  Pot cures cancer, and makes you question authority - obviously a very bad drug.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:07 | 3043692 LongSoupLine
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DAMN IT!!!...


I just squeezed out a human egg after a night of popping Tums like breath mints.

Shouldn't have flushed...

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:08 | 3043695 Stumpy
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This is straight from this month's Wired magazine. Source!

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:09 | 3043700 mdtrader
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I only deal in kilos bitchez!

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:29 | 3043762 BLOTTO
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I forget who said this or maybe it was from a movie:

Their are two types of dealers.


One that needs a forklift...and one that doesn't.


Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:09 | 3043701 dick cheneys ghost
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How much does the TRUTH cost?

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:15 | 3043724 Sudden Debt
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no buyers.... everybody is buying the hopium which costs nothing

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:57 | 3043878 malikai
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In the end, buying the hopium costs everything.

Sat, 12/08/2012 - 02:11 | 3045076 merizobeach
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Yeah, 'hopium futures' are not traditional options: the cost of the hopium is your future.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:27 | 3043758 Gazooks
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..yeah, or try to find an oz of decency in on K Street.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 17:52 | 3044047 NotApplicable
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Given the scarcity, I think you'll need a few more streets. As for the price, astronomical sounds about right.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:40 | 3043806 Theosebes Goodfellow
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If you have to ask, you can't afford it.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:43 | 3043821 Bullwinkle Moose
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sorry, i didn't see yours. really

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:42 | 3043813 Bullwinkle Moose
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If you have to ask, you can't afford it.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 17:15 | 3043939 A Lunatic
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It's on the discount shelf, right alongside courage and justice.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:11 | 3043702 Alpo for Granny
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I didnt see hard drive space or paper on that list...

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:12 | 3043717 e-man
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I didn't see any politicians on that list...

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:42 | 3043812 Theosebes Goodfellow
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That's because they're a dime a dozen. Sorry, should have posted it before.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:11 | 3043710 Cthonic
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Hey, where are you getting discount PuO2?  $5,840/g x 31.1g/ozt = $181,645/ozt sans shipping...

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:19 | 3043735 e-man
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I think there was a fire sale in Japan or something...

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:11 | 3043711 Dr. Richard Head
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So gold and silver are not edible, while human eggs are.  Does that mean earning one's "red wings" is a profitable endeavor?

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:12 | 3043719 Alpo for Granny
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Ahhh the good old days when I had my cycles...

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:14 | 3043720 Sudden Debt
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list up the rare earths and that will show you how fucked up silver is if you compair it to the mining.

But if you look at it, I should also start thinking about keeping some female humans in a shack in my yard for the eggs of course...
think about it... 1 ounce and you pay down the US debt 10 times over... the offical number that is...

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 20:35 | 3044461 are we there yet
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All ounces are not created equal.  One ounce Rosane Barr is not equal to one ounce of Cindy Crawford. 

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:15 | 3043723 Quinvarius
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Why are human eggs more expensive than caviar?  They taste the same.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:24 | 3043751 Sudden Debt
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you catch the Beluga with a fishing line and a worm....
for the human eggs, you need a golden ring, a wedding and a lifetime of insults and you only get 2 chance a year to harvest them... on your birthday and on newyears eve...

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:45 | 3043831 trader1
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the dude would disagree...

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:16 | 3043727 Troy Ounce
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My wife says that I am extremely valuable.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:25 | 3043755 Sudden Debt
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so you took that 2 million life insurrance he?.....
I'd start eating my food straight from a tin can if I where you...

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:19 | 3043738 pupton
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Human Eggs are very valuable per ounce.  Meanwhile a manload of baby batter is worth about $10 an ounce.  Hell, some guys will pay you to "take it off their hands"...

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 17:15 | 3043933 edifice
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Salsa... Through nostrils... Ouch...

Thanks for the LOL. :)

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 18:08 | 3044096 SRVDisciple
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oh great. Now I got the first verse of Jethro Tull's "Thick As A Brick" in my head. thanks a lot.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:23 | 3043747 Apeman
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Fuck, I need a woman farm to harvest eggs from.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:31 | 3043772 debtor of last ...
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When gold hits 5000 an ounce it will be priced in grams. Enjoy as long as it lasts.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:34 | 3043782 devo
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That's an interesting take.

Probably true.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:31 | 3043773 seek
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$315 Billion in AU, that's a lot of ounces:


Fri, 12/07/2012 - 17:15 | 3043774 devo
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Copper is too cheap.


Fri, 12/07/2012 - 21:07 | 3044535 francis_sawyer
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No shit... U can make a lot of moonshine stills at that price if u're decent at welding...

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:36 | 3043789 BlueCollaredOne
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How about Cambodian breast milk?


I only drink the finest breast milk

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:40 | 3043803 Piranhanoia
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A critical drug and 3 metals.  Then some poisons, rocks, and eggs.  No aliens are going to help us.  No wonder they watch and do nothing.  

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:40 | 3043805 Darkness
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Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:43 | 3043820 bigmikeO
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Visine is $1,021 per gallon

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:58 | 3043882 Dr. Richard Head
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$1,149.44 per gallon of Clear Eyes, which works WAYYYYYYY better.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 17:04 | 3043903 trader1
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anyone got the correlation for price of visine (or clear eyes) to the price of weed?

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:48 | 3043845 edifice
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Long physical women. How would one stack women, though?

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:49 | 3043849 salami_tsunami
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Fri, 12/07/2012 - 17:02 | 3043896 cocoablini
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What's street POT up to-like 80?

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 17:58 | 3044070 Toolshed
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Depends on the street.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 17:06 | 3043905 conspicio
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Hypothecating and rehypothecating there is a market for some enterprising inner city streetcorner youth or trustafarian club slut.

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