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How Americans Are Celebrating The "Recovery"

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Because there is no more impressive way to mourn celebrate the depression recovery, than to get increasingly more hammered at a 10% Year over Year growth pace.

And remember: with booze prices soaring (deflation everywhere... except in liquor), it seems nothing can stand between the average broke "wealth-effected" American and their bottle.

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Sun, 12/22/2013 - 19:17 | 4269401 ZH Snob
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drinking is an unconcious death wish.  the advertisers all know this, and that is why they hide subliminal symbols of death in their advertising.

there is nothing the government wants more than for its citizens to drink themselves to death.  it saves them the trouble of execution in a fema camp.

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 19:21 | 4269411 One And Only
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Something tells me that you're not the life of the party.

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 19:28 | 4269427 kaiserhoff
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Incomplete charts.  Is the east coast or the west leading the way?

I want to know if knuckles deserves most of the credit, or it belongs to my own damn self;)

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 20:27 | 4269528 OutLookingIn
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General rise in demand.

Demand higher? Price is higher.

Had to get a bigger still!

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 07:46 | 4270342 GetZeeGold
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You can't wash your car in your driveway anymore.....but you can still make hooch there......crazy world we live in.

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 09:09 | 4270453 markmotive
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Recovery porn. Propaganda.

In other news...the overlords have discovered that death is a myth.


Sun, 12/22/2013 - 20:50 | 4269566 knukles
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Hah ha ha
Hell, I'm the reason that alcohol sales plummeted round about 10 years ago!

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 22:39 | 4269767 skree
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I'm the reason they've risen recently

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 23:05 | 4269831 nmewn
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Some things require a professional to get back on track ;-)

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 07:57 | 4270350 Tall Tom
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Yeah...Pehaps we need Professional FARMERS, Professional ENERGY MANAGERS and a Professional Government to REPEAL myopic laws to get us back on track


None of this increase in price has anything to do with the price of Grains and that Alcohol has been siphoned off to run our Automobiles. Nothing in the Price Rise has anything to do with the Government Mandate that the Gasoline must be blended with ethanol.


Of course this might have an affect on the supply of ethanol for Human Consumption.


Can prices be rising because of stable demand and restricted supply?


No. That will make too much sense.

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 11:06 | 4270711 varnelius
Sun, 12/22/2013 - 19:27 | 4269431 TeamDepends
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Bam!  We lost our dog last Sunday and if not for ale and the wackjobs here on ZH....

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 19:50 | 4269458 A Lunatic
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Try not to lose hope. Keep looking for him, he's bound to turn up sooner or later......

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 20:12 | 4269499 RafterManFMJ
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There's a good chance once it gets cold and hungry, it'll find its way home. Keep some food out and good luck - Ill pray for you.

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 07:58 | 4270356 Tall Tom
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I am sorry for your loss. What happened? How did he die?

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 09:02 | 4270449 TeamDepends
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Thank you.  He ate something which stopped his organs in twelve hours.  We should not have sugar-coated it by saying "lost", as it created confusion.  Thanks again everybody, we really miss him.

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 10:25 | 4270615 youngman
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I lost one of mine a month ago.....but I bought a new one..arriving this Friday....6 weeks old....so I start a new friendship....

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 11:06 | 4270709 wtf1369
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Sorry to hear of your loss. One of our dogs passed recently and she's missed greatly.

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 07:54 | 4270353 cyberfossil
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ZH Snob

Vote up!

Vote down!


drinking is an unconcious death wish.  the advertisers all know this, and that is why they hide subliminal symbols of death in their advertising.

there is nothing the government wants more than for its citizens to drink themselves to death.  it saves them the trouble of execution in a fema camp.

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 18:21 | 4269411 One And Only
Vote up!

Vote down!


Something tells me that you're not the life of the party.


Write much satire, One and Only?  This could be the greatest comedic reversal exchange I have seen in contemporary conversation since Archie Bunker and his son-in-law Meathead!  Nuff said!!

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 19:19 | 4269413 malikai
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Alcohol away from home, so that's bar/restauraunt prices, right?

Service Economy, bitchez!

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 00:42 | 4270034 Freddie
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I think they will celebrate this Christmas with cheap booze and a roadkill dinner.  The FSA and illegals all have EBT so life is good.

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 01:43 | 4270111 Rukeysers Ghost
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Mad Dog 20/20 goes well with 3 day old road kill Opossum and Thunderbird is delightful with a Raccon or Skunk stew.

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 08:53 | 4270430 Pee Wee
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We mix Thunderbird with some rubbing alcohol and have it with raccoon AND skunk stew.

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 10:27 | 4270621 youngman
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I wonder if the Duck Dynasty guys drink the same thing....they eat the same thing

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 19:23 | 4269418 VD
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secondary SIN TAX x3!

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 19:37 | 4269444 Tasty Sandwich
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Cigarettes All Hidey Lidey Day


There is actually no way to prove that being alive is inherently better than being dead.

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 19:52 | 4269464 A Lunatic
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I have seen situations where death would be a welcome respite.......

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 05:24 | 4270263 SunRise
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Are you referring to Nancy Pelosi:  "You have to pass it to find out what's in it."?

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 08:01 | 4270367 Tall Tom
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I look at one in the mirror every morning.

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 19:39 | 4269447 Sudden Debt
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yeah... well... I never liked the camps anyway so... GIVE ME MORE BEER!!!

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 00:12 | 4269971 AngelEyes00
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Has anyone else noticed that around Xmas there are so many more booze ads than any other time of the year.  I know people get together and drink, they give the gift of inbibement, but wow, there's an awful lot of ads this year.  They always make it look so glamorous too.  Some fine woman dancing about with a drink in her hand, happy, but not tipsy.  Maybe they should have to end these ads with someone falling down drunk - then have that tiny writing that says; Drink Responsibly. 

"Oh yeah, I will, burp, just gimme anover drinkeepoo."

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 19:17 | 4269403 SandiaMan
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I'll Drink to that!

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 19:18 | 4269404 no more banksters
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December 23, 2013: banksters celebrate 100 years of absolute sovereignty!


Sun, 12/22/2013 - 19:16 | 4269405 suteibu
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Celebrating or one last binge.  Bachelor parties might be the best analogy.

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 19:18 | 4269410 The Carbonator
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Sun, 12/22/2013 - 19:25 | 4269412 Goldilocks
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How Americans Are Celebrating The "Recovery"

...they're celebrating, not being run over by it.

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 19:22 | 4269415 MunX
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Why alcohol is the best prepping item. Hoard that shit don't drink it!

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 20:18 | 4269510 RafterManFMJ
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Aaaaah, the 5 A's of prepping ... Alcohol, Ammo, Au, Ag, Amaranth.

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 20:38 | 4269552 AGuy
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"Why alcohol is the best prepping item. Hoard that shit don't drink it!"

Easy to make cheap stuff. Only hoard the good stuff for yourself.

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 22:38 | 4269768 skree
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I can't make any promises

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 19:25 | 4269421 SuperRay
Sun, 12/22/2013 - 19:27 | 4269423 10mm
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I carry a pint bottle in inside coat pocket. Fuck those shot prices. Meanwhile ill sip on a brew and scram. I walk to the tappy too. Yes, swig in the shitter when an infusion is required. Desperate times require desperate measures.

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 20:31 | 4269540 RafterManFMJ
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Strange times. I'm looking at buying a hip flask right now. eFlask.com has a nice selection.

Every man needs a Zippo, Hip Flask, Pocketknife, Automatic Watch (or an Eco-Drive, they're just to cool not to own one) and Compact Pistol as part of his basic gadding about town kit.

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 20:50 | 4269564 10mm
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Thanks Rafter.

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 23:00 | 4269816 SWRichmond
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There was a time not that long ago when a well-dressed man didn't leave his home without a pistol and a flask.

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 12:20 | 4270902 wtf1369
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Whatdya mean was a time?

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 00:20 | 4269991 El Vaquero
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Compact pistol?  Only if you are small.  Under most circumstances, the smallest thing I would carry is my full size XD, and I want to get a Glock 20.  Hell, I'd carry a 475 Wildey Mag if I could. 

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 00:47 | 4270036 10mm
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You will like the Glock 20. Get the Gen 3 SF, Gen 4's first yr had some hiccups. Wait it out to they correct it for gen 4. Gen 3 full size with a 22lb Wolff Recoil Spring and steel guide rod for silky smooth action and real 10 Mike Mike loads. Oh yes, Underwood Ammo for the best and i mean best 10mm on the market, price wise and real 10mm.

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 00:48 | 4270047 El Vaquero
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(For some reason, I figured that post would get your attention.)


A buddy of mine has one, and he eschews any but full 10mm loads.  None of the pussified loads like the FBI used to use because their agents couldn't handle it.  (I'd just get a .40 if I was going to shoot those things.)  I like his, so I know I'd like one of my own.  I've wanted a 10mm for a while anyway. 

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 00:56 | 4270061 10mm
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Addictive. Im picking up a Tanfoglio Stock II in Jan. Upper Tier in their line up. Shoot great and very accurate. Wolff Springs makes em all for Glocks others. Good Luck and knock em dead.

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