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The Real Inflation Fear - US Food Prices Are Up 19% In 2014

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We are sure the weather is to blame but what happens when pent-up demand (from a frosty east coast emerging from its hibernation) bumps up against a drought-stricken west coast unable to plant to meet that demand? The spot price (not futures speculation-driven) of US Foodstuffs is the best performing asset in 2014 - up a staggering 19%...



h/t Bloomberg's Chase van der Rhoer


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Wed, 03/26/2014 - 14:33 | 4594759 kchrisc
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I'm starting to get email from people that didn't believe me over the years that inflation was high and going to get higher--I was trying to educate them to protect themselves with gold, silver and lead.

They are now writing, "What was that you were telling me a year or so ago?" To which I respond:

1) Get gold silver and lead and preferably some grub and ground as well (Guns, gold, grub and ground, and God if you are so inclined).

2) Realize that everything is a lie. Nothing is what it seems. Reeducate yourself. Start with the brutality of the gun and badge thugs on YouTube (Newest)and work from there. Pelosi’s “Pass it to learn what’s in it” is also a good watch.

3) Learn how fraudulent-reserve banking works.

4) Learn and memorize the Constitution, Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence, Common Sense, etc. They will be mentioned more and more as things go forward and you will want to know them.

5) Learn what the banality of evil is.

6) Start making a Retribution/guillotine list.


"My guillotine said, 'So many names, so little time.'"

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 15:55 | 4595254 dobermangang
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I miss my $2.00 Aldi gallon of Milk.  It's up to $2.79 now.  I noticed their frozen garlic bread slices are much smaller than they used to be too.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:43 | 4593647 TahoeBilly2012
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The real Kandy Krush- my Snickers bars is 2 ounces smaller.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:46 | 4593657 new game
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lets see here;food fuel taxes all bodes well for a cunsumer driven economy with flat incomes.

all good...

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 11:23 | 4593872 Gert_B_Frobe
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Gotta love fuel surcharges ... fuel price goes down yet the surcharges remain.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:47 | 4593666 SoilMyselfRotten
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19% is a bitch. Thankfully i don't have a car, heat a house or eat

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 11:17 | 4593840 Quus Ant
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Eliminate sleep and you'll really have something going there.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 11:39 | 4593949 Rainman
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When TP costs 5 fiatscos a roll, personal hygiene demands you wipe your ass with your left hand.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 11:56 | 4594039 cro_maat
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Yellen will happily print you a few rolls.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:22 | 4594154 Quus Ant
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But will she lend a hand?

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:22 | 4594151 El Vaquero
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Then the only place you'll be able to eat is Allan's Snackbar.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 16:04 | 4595311 dobermangang
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The fun size snicker bars used to come 10 or 12 to a pack.  Now they're down to 6 in a pack.  And the bar sizes are smaller.  And the price is higher.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 20:10 | 4596487 Buckaroo Banzai
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Just wait until "fun size" becomes "regular size", and you'll get one per pack!

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:52 | 4593690 MeMongo
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Yeah O did tell us to eat our peas, but at least he didn't say Bitchez!

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 11:25 | 4593886 valley chick
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Peas? You said peas! My early pea crop planted two weeks ago. If I don't plant it or get my food from my farmer friend I don't eat it.  The ZH article regarding the tuna aka escolar did me in. Making a run to the coast for more tuna....then can it.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 11:56 | 4594038 MeMongo
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Glad to hear you got your garden going! I would already have snap peas, onion sets, and lettuce seed in, but it was frickin 13 degrees here last night. (:-(

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 13:59 | 4594572 Abitdodgie
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13 degrees , you were lucky it was 0 degrees here North Dakota.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 14:04 | 4594594 novila
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How are you guys growing stuff in that weather, we have 0 here in Maine I've all but lost hope of getting anything started by June.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 15:49 | 4595212 El Vaquero
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Yikes!  I had volunteer lettuce coming up a few weeks ago.  I now have brassicas, turnips and raddishes coming up, and I'll be starting on beans, corn and chile fairly soon.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:45 | 4596882 mt paul
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we cut the bellies of king salmon into strips

dry it slow smoke ,lots of fat ..

good stuff to knaw on ..

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 14:08 | 4594617 unrulian
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What ever happened to Hedgeless Horseman and his Back to Basics prepping posts and dead rabbit pictures? I enjoyed those

 (not sarcasm)

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:17 | 4594130 RSloane
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One of the most tragic videos I've ever seen was one of Haitians making mud pies and giving them out to their children, who were already visibly malnourished, to eat as a main course. Food cargos from other countries were immediately taken into possession by the Haitian government and army with the 'promise' that it would be dsitributed but no one volunteered to oversee the distribution for fear of alienating the government which the West had freshly installed.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:32 | 4594182 Herd Redirectio...
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Well, duh.  You send food to Nigeria/Haiti/Liberia, and as soon as the truck rolls in, men with guns are on board.  And they 'distribute' the food.  Mostly into an army truck, to then be sold for profit...

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 13:36 | 4594457 RSloane
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Yep. They've gotten to the point that they don't even have to care if anyone is aware of it or not. Toss out a few slides of people starving in villages and the army gets richer and fatter.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 14:07 | 4594609 STP
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It may be tragic, but here's a clue: DON'T FUCKING HAVE KIDS, YOU CAN'T FUCKING FEED!

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 14:09 | 4594611 STP
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And I'll add, it's supply and demand.  Supply of Humans on Haiti = High.  Demand = Low.  Worth = ?

Same goes for food.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 14:39 | 4594799 LFMayor
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Wed, 03/26/2014 - 15:50 | 4595226 El Vaquero
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That's a negatory on that one ghostrider.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 11:32 | 4593912 Rafferty
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What's going to happen with the Free Shit Army and their EBTs?

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 11:59 | 4594050 MeMongo
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Hungry people will do very desperate things. Needless to say my outlook is not very optimistic!

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:39 | 4594219 RSloane
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Remember a few months ago there was a vid clip here of two women publicaly beating the shit out of each other to get a place in line to buy 200 USD Rebok shoes for their kid?

Fast foward a few months and you will see the same two women beating the shit out of each other to get a place in line to buy stale Twinkies on sale.


Wed, 03/26/2014 - 13:47 | 4594504 Rafferty
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I can't wait.  Hopefully, in the interests of the gene pool, they'll beat one another to death.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 14:40 | 4594809 LFMayor
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Too bad got all that negative publicity stirred up, else we could have made some real money when the Shit-Fling Olympics start.

I'm talking pay per view headline events, streamed live.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:15 | 4596748 Seer
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So, you're taking the same positions as TPTB... good to know.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 13:59 | 4594573 Offthebeach
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"Your dog? No, I haven't seen your plump, gormet food fed, couch potato, yet well marbled dog.
( Burp ) Excuse me. Well good luck, I'll keep a eye out for "Winston". He'll be back. "

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 15:52 | 4595233 El Vaquero
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That's fucked up.  Funny, but fucked up.


(Yes, I did let out an audible chuckle.)

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:17 | 4596757 Seer
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I have a well-cared-for dog.  It's a working dog, a farm dog.  I would assure you that it would be someone's last meal...

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 23:34 | 4597240 Muddy1
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Read about the siege of Stalingran, and Lenningrad if you want the cold harsh facts of how bad things went.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:29 | 4593574 Skateboarder
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A diet primarily consisting of plastic, and secondarily, modified corn.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:41 | 4593639 NotApplicable
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You forgot soy. They can turn that shit into anything they want.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:48 | 4593668 john39
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with the exception of healthy food.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 11:09 | 4593794 new game
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noted last saturday, $180 bot 4 bags of quality food at local coop(weeks worth of all organic top qual food). best health insurance premium spent, and best of all i didn't subsidize a fat fuk...

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 13:12 | 4594364 RSloane
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+1 New Game. The best health insurance is eating a diet of fresh healthy foods, and if at all possible, grown yourself. There are a lot of foods you can even grow in a large container in your back garden if you don't have access to a large yard. Just be aware that TPTB do not approve of self-sustinance as evidenced by people being sued by their local government for collecting rain water in a barrell or being told their gardens are an 'eyesore'. There was a family in Detroit that decided to use their front yard as their growing garden. Most of the block they lived on was either abandoned houses or houses that were falling to bits. Even then, the city of Detroit told her she had to destroy her garden so her neighbors, of which she had none, wouldn't complain. That kind of shit won't be tolerated for very long as people become hungrier with less cash available to buy food.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:20 | 4596771 Seer
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"Even then, the city of Detroit told her she had to destroy her garden so her neighbors, of which she had none, wouldn't complain."

I'm skeptical.  Unless there's a code against this the city can only react to complaints (not anticipate them).

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 11:24 | 4593877 quasimodo
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Yes, soy......the miracle food. We wonder why there are so many efminate men and younger boys that seem predisposed to larger than normal breats. Many cases can be traced back to this miracle food. I cringe when I ride past all the fucking soybean and GMO corn fields here.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 11:37 | 4593939 Herd Redirectio...
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Predisposed to seduction by larger than normal breasts?

Or predisposed to HAVING larger than normal breasts?

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 11:56 | 4594041 pods
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The soy bitch tit thing has been argued to death.

Soy does contain phyto-estrogens that can mimic estrogen.

But, the activity of the phyto-estrogens is very low and way lower than most of the other estrogenlike hormones they are exposed to.

Fucking meatcentric people love to spout off about soy and bitch tits.

My neighbor has bitch tits, and probably eats about zero soy.  Cheeseburgers two at a time though.

Why is it that obese amerikans will try and blame their problems on everything but what is staring at them in the mirror?


Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:19 | 4594137 general ambivalent
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But for how long has this been given to kids in 'formula'? Soy for children is absolutely terrible, and no doubt changes their genetics (there are vital ages for children when their genes drastically change, and the environment can ruin the process).

While soy may be overstated there is a severe shift in hormones and genetic effects from the destruction of food. Soy is just one aspect of a food system which is essentially waste and medicalisation to cover up that waste. Remember the dog food scandals? We aren't far from that, and our organs are being affected.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:33 | 4594186 pods
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Do you have any actual facts to back this up or is this just rambling?


Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:47 | 4594253 Martian Moon
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Genes don't change, other than by mutation

Though GMO foods have been known to transfer their genes to gut bacteria via unknown means

Genes do however get expressed or not as they pass by a masking filter recently discovered, and that filter can be affected by the environment

The mask is also inherited interestingly enough, and traumatic experiences of the parents can thus be transmitted to the offspring

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 14:10 | 4594624 Abitdodgie
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 The solvents used to insert the new genes into the sequence of the DNA in the plant  and so as you eat the GMO so does it change your protien sequence in your DNA allowing for mutation. What is Gene 6 for in GMO's it just sits there waiting to be activated, serving no perpose.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:23 | 4596788 Seer
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I think that it's all been set up as a distraction (like so many others) to keep people from seeing it as an issue of GMOs, and, well... neither side really wants it to be about GMOs.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 14:04 | 4594598 Miffed Microbio...
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Added benefit. Feminization of men. Never saw a guy with man boobs when I was a kid. Now it's tragic to see how fat men have become, especially in the last 5 years. This economy is primarily a destroyer of men and I'm seeing so many of them in the hospital now at young ages with diabetes and drug abuse.


Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:26 | 4596798 Seer
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GMOs and HFCS.  And sedentary lives (which is probably the greates contributor)...

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 14:42 | 4594821 KickIce
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But on the bright side I've heard claims that it takes our corpses longer to decompose because of all the preservatives we ingest.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:27 | 4596801 Seer
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Just what the aliens wanted...

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:29 | 4593575 NoDebt
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I have one word for you, guys.  Are you listening?


Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:36 | 4593622 Headbanger
Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:46 | 4593658 Rubbish
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I have a buddy that takes all that plastic crap we buy from China, grinds it up and sells it back to them on the empty boats returning to. The money is obscene.



Wed, 03/26/2014 - 11:11 | 4593797 A Nanny Moose
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Perhaps plastics are the reason we exist...

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 11:40 | 4593953 stacking12321
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does he buy plastic?

we deal with a scrap metal company that does the same thing with metal going in containers over to china, but they won't take plastic.

if you can point me to some info for your friend, i should be able to provide some good volume.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 11:55 | 4594035 Rubbish
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Yes, depending on the grade etc. Toss me an e-mail if you like and I can put one of their buyers in touch with you.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 11:59 | 4594051 stacking12321
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will do, thanks.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:02 | 4594062 Wahooo
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Stop it you guys. You know there's no longer a market.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:57 | 4594307 Rubbish
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Actually got a couple responses so don't know which you are but the info has been forwarded and I replied to responses with contact info. Must be a lot folks out there with plastic sitting around.


If for some reason you didn't get a reply let me know.



Thu, 03/27/2014 - 04:02 | 4597621 stacking12321
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yup, i got your email, thanks!

haven't heard from their buyer yet, but if i don't hear by tomorrow i'll drop them an email .

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:36 | 4593621 therover
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Agreed. They started years ago, so they are well trained.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:09 | 4594097 Old Man River
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More nutritious and delicious than the red and yellow, eh?

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:14 | 4594117 whoisjohngalt11
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Bought egg rolls Monday ( very rarely do this) they were half the size as about this time last year but prolly same price.


Wed, 03/26/2014 - 13:36 | 4594456 Kirk2NCC1701
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MONSANTO.  It's what's for dinner, 'Mericans.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:29 | 4593569 Rakshas
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Rule 1 - Cardio ........ Zombieland ..... the Fatty's were the first to go......





Rule 32 ....  enjoy the little things....

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:38 | 4593629 nightshiftsucks
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Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:36 | 4593620 rubiconsolutions
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But the government tells me that inflation is around 2% If I can't trust the government to tell me the truth who can I trust?

"Yeah, I know it's early....Glenlivet please, two fingers...."

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 11:03 | 4593748 A Nanny Moose
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How much you eat is not as important as what you eat. Right now the bad stuff is cheaper, and form over function is a high priority for some idiotic reason (i.e. lawns over gardens).

Eating quality (whole, live foods), results in eating less quantity.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 11:31 | 4593908 LawsofPhysics
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"Eating quality (whole, live foods), results in eating less quantity." -  Bullshit.  It's still about calories.  Admittedly, you want to eat a balanced diet of healthly (often expensive) foods,  but your calorie input had better match your calorie output or you are dead.

FYI- it takes a tremendous amoutn of energy (calories) to simply grow food (on a large or small scale).

Shit, simply delivering clean water to 7+ billion people may be a problem shortly.

If we can't hang the bankers/paper-pushers, let's hope they taste good and have been eating healthy foods I guess...

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:20 | 4594140 Relentless101
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Ahhhh yes... Obamacares diet plan is rolling out nicely...

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 16:05 | 4595333 Okienomics
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"Could leed to a much needed, yet involentary diet for obese Americans?"


They may miss those high calorie meals, but not as much as I miss Pladizow's old avitar.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 11:17 | 4593836 Smegley Wanxalot
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"Just shaddup already and eat 19% less

Then your inflation is zero."


This message brought to you by Uncle Sam, the letters F and U, and the number 19.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 11:36 | 4593935 ncdirtdigger
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Hedonic adjustments baby!

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 11:44 | 4593975 stacking12321
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that's just bad math.

19% increase in price: 1.00 + .19 = 1.19

19% decrease in volume: 1.00 - .19 = .81

1.19 x .81 = .9639, or .0361 decrease, not zero at all.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 16:36 | 4594065 Smegley Wanxalot
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See?  By paying more for food, Uncle Slam wants you to save money.

Whattaguy, whattaguy ....

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 11:57 | 4594045 rabbitusvomitus
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Meh, let them eat Soylent Green! Its people you know..

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:15 | 4594122 ILLILLILLI
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Better's THE people you know...or knew.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:17 | 4594123 wee-weed up
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[microphone click-on sound]

Yellen... Janet Yellen...

Paging Janet Yellen...

Please pick up the white courtesy phone in the lobby...

Janet Yellen...

[microphone click-off sound]

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 17:04 | 4595633 stocktivity
stocktivity's picture, deflation....wrong, deflation....ahhhh WTF!

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:22 | 4593530 Rakshas
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No worries there are plenty of sheep to eat.......

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:35 | 4593614 101 years and c...
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they need to be slaughtered first.  cant wait for the first big downdraft to hit stocks.  1700 within days.  then you can gorge on all that meat.  yum.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:54 | 4593640 Rakshas
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all thanks to America's Black-Sheep-in-Chief........


God Ima gonna hate myself for that one............

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 11:09 | 4593791 Independent
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Seen this price increase pretty easily in the produce section in big box stores, any package that was around five dollars has on the average increased in price to six dollars.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:23 | 4593534 Winston Churchill
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Just as well you can eat gold.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:37 | 4593627 TrumpXVI
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Haven't you been paying ANY attention?

NO, you CAN'T eat gold.  THAT'S what's wrong with it!

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:18 | 4594133 Herd Redirectio...
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He confused his gold and his iPad.

Everyone gets one.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:24 | 4593536 1stepcloser
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Does that mean my shit is worth more?

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:26 | 4593550 Skateboarder
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No, it means you shit 19% less.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:33 | 4593601 1stepcloser
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Or if you want to maintain standard need to find 19% more FRNs

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 11:13 | 4593814 A Nanny Moose
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Giving two shits just got expensive. Glad I gave it up for Lent.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:26 | 4593555 Pladizow
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If you can get Wall St to securitize it and Moody's to stamp it - should'nt be hard at all!

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:24 | 4593537 maknyc11
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Meaningless.  In lieu of dinner, Ill buy a flat panel TV.  It all nets out!

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:35 | 4593615 1stepcloser
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Get some faster internet while you're at it

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:24 | 4593539 LawsofPhysics
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Like gold, food to be considered a "barabaris relic" by bankers everywhere...

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 11:29 | 4593899 general ambivalent
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Don't do drugs, kids. Don't take anything from strangers. But take your daily pill.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:24 | 4593540 Jason T
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"growing own food is like printing your own money"

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:26 | 4593552 kw2012
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Old America - plant a "victory" garden.


New America - You have to dig up your garden because it violates city code.


Newest America - You have to dig up your garden because the EPA says you are violating the clean air and water act.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:30 | 4593590 NoDebt
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You forgot the $75,000 a day fine the EPA tacked on top of that.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:44 | 4593600 tarsubil
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EPA building is in Crystal City. Take your "mayhem" there.


WTF  NSA, I'm serious about my proposal.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 16:06 | 4595343 dobermangang
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I miss Crockett.  His show was excellent.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:38 | 4593630 NotApplicable
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My cold frame is producing lettuce and spinach as I speak. Adding radishes this weekend.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:50 | 4593677 Cannon Fodder
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What is a cold frame?


Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:37 | 4596847 Seer
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It's a hot frame with the heat dissipated... duh!

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 11:16 | 4593834 Whatchamacallit
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"growing own food is like printing your own money"

 And that's why mom and pop growers are increasingly the targets of raids for selling raw milk or growing the wrong kind of organics or whatever reason they can dig up, like:

Or do a search with "swat teams raiding farms and ranches"


Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:40 | 4596861 Seer
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Raw milk and pot are legal in my area.  I don't do either, but I'm happy that folks are free to do these things.

NOTE: WIth the legalization of pot a bunch of former growers turned to shit like crack, which is really a bad turn of events...

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 01:28 | 4597482 Tapeworm
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You had better be careful about eating vegetables from abandoned city properties or from roadsides.

 The pollutants might poison you.

 Bless the guy if it is not poisoned.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:24 | 4593541 kw2012
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But it all works out to 0% after the "substitution effect" and hegemonics.  People will go from eating steak, to chicken, to pork, to bologna to rice to soylent green. 

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:27 | 4593561 madtechnician
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Yeah just mix that up with some blended iphones and old CD's - makes for a great "hegemonically factored" meal .

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 11:14 | 4593818 RaceToTheBottom
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I saw a herd of SPAM the other day.  Very docile creature

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 11:24 | 4593874 Intoxicologist
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My dog turns his nose up at Spam, yet he'll eat deer turds in the yard. 

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:43 | 4596875 Seer
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My dog has stopped eating deer poop.  It now eats Guinea poop :-(  My wife and I have a note to buy up a ton of dog treats when they go on sale since there's never a worry about it going bad: if dogs will eat shit and all sorts of decaying stuff then old treats aren't going to be a problem!

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 00:56 | 4597445 Intoxicologist
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I'd rather have my dogs eat deer poop than dog treats - especially old ones.  Most of those cheapo treats are filled with things you don't really want to give your dog; plus, they can get moldy.  I'd rather see my dogs gnawing on deer poop or a deer carcass (hard winter here - lots of those) than some crappy China-made "treats."

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:29 | 4593579 dcj98gst
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Dont forget dog food.  You can always substitute dog food.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:43 | 4593648 madtechnician
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what do I feed my fucking dog ? Cats ?

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 11:06 | 4593771 SgtShaftoe
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raw deer meat, the manky parts.  My dogs love it. 

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:45 | 4596881 Seer
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My dog's still trying to catch a deer...  it's going to starve to death before catching one!

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 11:03 | 4593758 toady
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Talkin' bout my kennel-ration.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 14:40 | 4594811 jerry_theking_lawler
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Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:25 | 4593543 pods
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This is going to be a long brutal year.  

I am long (artificial) bread helmets.


Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:26 | 4593548 tarsubil
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No joke. I'm planting a garden. "It is like growing your own money." - Ron Finley

Gardening and buying gold and silver. The peaceful ways of bringing this giant pile of shit down.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:41 | 4593635 Headbanger
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Turkey season starts next week dude!

And I'm gonna bag some Canaduh geese whence and where I can.

Better get your fishing license while you can too!

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:45 | 4593655 tarsubil
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I have access to a private pond.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:45 | 4594244 fedupwhiteguy
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You think you do now. Wait until the EPA finds it and starts the admin process for shut it down.

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 08:06 | 4597855 tarsubil
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I also have a kukri and shotgun.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:41 | 4593641 Pinktip
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Only way to plant a garden....

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:53 | 4593700 WillyGroper
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Wed, 03/26/2014 - 11:15 | 4593827 tarsubil
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My tilling has been delayed by the rain. He's got a plan, doesn't He?

Thank you very much.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:51 | 4593685 Cannon Fodder
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Now if I could just combine the two and grow my own gold....

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 11:04 | 4593761 joego1
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Got my 40x80 commercial greenhouse planted and the pond is full.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 13:33 | 4594442 madcows
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did you get a permit for that pond?  watchout the jackboot EPA doesn't fine you poverty and stick you in prison.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 11:04 | 4593762 RSloane
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Its not only growing your own money, you know exactly how those vegetables and fruits were fertilized, you know exactly when they are ready for picking and consuming instead of MSG soaked goods, and you plant only what you like to eat.

Out of that comes your own jellies, preserves, pickles, relishes, fruits and vegetables that you can prepare and preserve for the entire year. More and more people in my area are planting gardens and learning the 'old ways' of preserving. You never have to wonder again what's in the food you are eating.

Fishing and hunting are great ways to bring down that food bill. If you have enough land you can grow your own livestock for eating as well as a source of milk and cheese. Even having a few chickens for egg laying can be very important for reducing the food bill. More and more cities and residential areas are granting permits for raising chickens. Free range eggs and chickens are delicious.


Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:50 | 4596895 Seer
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"The peaceful ways of bringing this giant pile of shit down."

No work required since it's going to take itself down.  But...

Yeah, good idea to secure food sources.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:26 | 4593549 Dr. Engali
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The teevee didn't tell me this so I don't believe it. Now if you will excuse me I have to get back to my can of Alpo.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:27 | 4593562 tarsubil
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I only buy premium gourmet Alpo but it seems to have been reduced in quality as of late.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 14:46 | 4594852 LFMayor
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They ran out of select cuts from Loren Greene?

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:26 | 4593551 Al Huxley
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So?  It's not part of the official numbers so it doesn't affect me.  Now leave me alone, I'm trying to sell my gold and pick up some biotechs while they're still on sale.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:33 | 4593603 NoDebt
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I agree.  Whoever's idea is was WAY WAY back to exclude "volatile food and energy prices" was a genius. A visionary, even.


Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:35 | 4593619 fonzannoon
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these stats clearly illustrate that the people at the fed are actually some alien monster life form and their shit stained asshole cnbc which is used to excrete this no inflation propoganda is truly the most evil mind fuck ever attempted in society.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:43 | 4593646 NoDebt
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Don't hold back, Fonz.  Tell us what you really think.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:26 | 4593553 Gaius Frakkin' ...
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Don't worry, the Googleburger will take care of that.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:27 | 4593556 TalkToLind
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What inflation?  The ground beef I buy is still the same price it has always been...however it now comes in a package the size of a Tootsie Roll.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:32 | 4593598 agstacks
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...and the package says "Natural Ground Beef Flavor"

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 13:11 | 4594359 fedupwhiteguy
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Or it comes from mejico where they save their used toilet paper in buckets and don't understand the importance of washing their hands 100% of the time.

tan estúpido e ignorante


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