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Foodflation - Since QE3, Breakfast Is Up Over 24%

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Having pointed out the 'surges' in the cost of your 4th of July burger at the behest of Greenspan and Bernanke, we thought a reflection on the soaring costs of 'the most important meal of the day' were in order. As the following chart illustrates in words and pictures even a PhD Fed economist or CNBC pretend-economist could understand - food-flation is here from breakfast through dinner (no matter how many iPads we try and eat).

 

 

h/t $hane Obata @sobata416

 

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Sun, 07/06/2014 - 16:40 | 4929630 B2u
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Just substitute....skip breakfast...

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 16:42 | 4929633 Supernova Born
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The way to a mobs' heart is through its stomach.

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 16:49 | 4929655 vmromk
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Forget about eating an iPad, eat a fucking central banker.

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 16:55 | 4929673 TeamDepends
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Ewwww, gross!  Would sooner go vegan.

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 17:02 | 4929688 random999
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Fine, I´ll have yours

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 17:18 | 4929734 Cliff Claven Cheers
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I think someone forgot to adjust the chart above for inflation.

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 17:57 | 4929830 ZerOhead
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The price might be 24% higher but because you don't eat as much since you lost your job it tastes twice as good.

Therefore after hedonic adjustments it is now actually 76% cheaper.

Deflation can be a bitch that way...

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 18:35 | 4929939 NoDebt
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I'm looking at the chart for the biggest number and thinking.... it's all the pigs' fault.

The ones in DC.

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 20:31 | 4930212 Obese-Redneck
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Dear fellow Americans , this is what it is like to live in the rest of the world.
Energy prices have finally equalled the playing field for food, sucks doesn't it? And amazingly the US is making more oil than ever, now how can this be? I recommend finding entertainment that does not involve the use of an internal combustion engine for starters. All the savings from silly bass boats, atvs, snow machines, dune buggies, swamp buggies, dirt bikes, and last but not least frickin jet skis and wet bikes, all the savings can go towards nice healthy food. Yes I know, it's hard to have fun without a vibrating crotch rocket between your legs, try walking.

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 21:08 | 4930295 Metalredneck
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Get fucked.  A few times.

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 22:29 | 4930520 Four chan
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how about since qe1?

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 22:51 | 4930585 wee-weed up
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NOISE... it's what's for breakfast!

                 -- Janet Ben Yellen

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 07:43 | 4931112 All Risk No Reward
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Excellent comment!

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 04:35 | 4930964 DannoH
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I thought your line of reasoning was going to end in "...because we eat beans for breakfast not dinner." Kooky.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 08:30 | 4931197 snr-moment
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Or, you could suppress all airline travel, because 200 people each getting the average mileage of a Ford Expedition,, just so they can go gorge themselves for thanksgiving dinner with some family.....   I mean seriously, the Mona Lisa looks just as good in any decent art book.

 

Also, you abandon the internet, the servers for which consume as much electricity as a large city.

You might get some privacy back.

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 18:22 | 4929894 boattrash
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I don't want to eat a Banker-Critter either, but I'd be Happy to Skin and Roast them over a fire for y'all.

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 17:04 | 4929697 yogibear
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Feed the central banksters to the sharks.

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 23:38 | 4930686 Colonel Klink
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They wouldn't eat them out of professional courtesy.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:22 | 5087658 papaclop
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Yeah, but have you ever tried to gut and clean one of those?

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 16:47 | 4929650 Greenskeeper_Carl
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Unpossible. The fed said so. Although in reality, the more this seeps out into the open, the more people are going to wake up. If people realize real inflation is even 5-6% (it's probably higher than that), and come to the realization that this reality wipes out all GDP growth we have had over the past decade. This means we have been living in a depression for the past 10 years. Better get busy with the excuses quick...

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 17:00 | 4929683 Supernova Born
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96 ounce Tropicana orange juice ON SALE at Kroger with member card for $9.29. UFB.

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 17:03 | 4929695 TeamDepends
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What if you flash the EBT Gold Playa Club Card?

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 01:06 | 4930815 world_debt_slave
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eat moar wood pulp

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 16:54 | 4929636 Sudden Debt
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No sausages?!?!? WHAT IS THIS?!? DARFUR? SOMALIA?!?

AND WHAT'S THAT RED THING IN THE MIDDLE?!?!?
Is that a...vegetabalala?!?!?
WHAT THE MEANING OF THIS?!?!
DO I HAVE TO LURE AND TRAP A RABIT ON MY PLATE MYSELF?!?!

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 16:55 | 4929672 James Dandy
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Beans instead, we're almost half Mexican now.

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 17:32 | 4929759 FeralSerf
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Mexicans don't eat that kind of beans. That bacon looks strange too. Who eats cucumbers? Someone is trying to slip in an English breakfast.

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 18:10 | 4929860 DavidC
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English breakfast doesn't include cucumbers. Fried egg, bacon, fried bread, tomatoes, black pudding and, possibly, beans, toast and tea. But no cucumber.

DavidC

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 04:37 | 4930965 DannoH
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Agreed, if you want to satisfy your need for cucumber in the UK you need to order a Cup O'Pimms.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 10:33 | 4931447 FrankDrakman
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Wot? No cucumber and watercress sandwiches with tea? Plum would be put out.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 07:00 | 4931062 Big Brother
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Although, I see soda bread pictured there; so I'm lead to believe it's the traditional Irish breakfast.  

It's the ultimate breakfast- not hungry again until 13:00.

 

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 10:32 | 4931443 FrankDrakman
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Eggs, bacon, beans, and a fried slice - the breakfast my formerly Mancunian roommate used to cook up.

Need I mention he had a complexion reminiscent of the dark side of the moon?

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 21:25 | 5095323 Smallfry
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Why would you fry bread?

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 16:45 | 4929644 MayIMommaDogFac...
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Fuck FOOD and ENERGY!!!  Meaningless noise in terms of inflation!  </sarc>

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 16:45 | 4929645 mt paul
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baby seals

are getting smaller too...

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 16:52 | 4929661 Sudden Debt
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My wife says it's because I leave them to long on the BBQ...

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 19:32 | 4930071 813kml
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Baby seal should really be steamed alive like lobster in order to seal in the freshness.

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 16:45 | 4929646 Platinum
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That breakfast plate looks like it is staring at the increase in health insurance premiums in disbelief.

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 17:10 | 4929715 Mentaliusanything
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Good pick up - two eyes and a mouth spewing

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 16:46 | 4929648 blindman
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what you call hyperinflation the fed
calls a good start.
what do you call three federal reserve
board members at the bottom of the ocean?
.

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 17:03 | 4929698 KenShabby
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A good start.

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 16:48 | 4929653 Duffy
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...what is a picture of things that will be excluded from the CPI, Alex?

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 16:56 | 4929665 bbq on whitehou...
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If you find dry pasta for a $1 a pound 16oz buy it. By the end of this year pasta and flower will be over $2 a pound. Next year almost $3 a pound.
Egypt will burn and so to the world when rice catches up to wheat.
Yellen and the banks want higher prices, so be it.
This is about rigged market prices, not retail.

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 16:56 | 4929677 Sudden Debt
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3 bucks for a pound of pasta... I put twice as much in the parking meter to go to the store...

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 16:54 | 4929668 Eyeroller
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Stop whining you ignorant rabble.

The Ponzi Munchkin has assured us this is all just 'noise'.

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 16:55 | 4929670 Goldilocks
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Let's get some fuckin french toast
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qkyuq-m-aGs (3:22)

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 16:57 | 4929678 mt paul
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dog

ate my breakfast...

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 17:19 | 4929735 SHEEPFUKKER
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Word scramble.........eat dog for breakfast.

Fast food nation probably already is, they just don't know it. 

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 19:57 | 4930134 Bernankenstein
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I ate my dog's breakfast, which is really stange, as I don't have a dog.

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 20:31 | 4930211 mt paul
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woof...

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 17:00 | 4929685 Bingo Hammer
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Seems that the 2 eggs, the baked beans and the tomato missed out on being rated in that picture???....hedonics...its everywhere

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 17:01 | 4929686 yogibear
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Not high enough. It needs to go up over 100% for people to react. Triple digit food inflation may work.

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 17:06 | 4929699 Laowei Gweilo
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and yet a lot of these ETFs such as Corn and Wheat are down hard this year

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 18:19 | 4929889 BurningFuld
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The obvious answer to your question is: Because ETFs are specifically designed to take your money.

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 21:33 | 4930357 Laowei Gweilo
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not speaking to directly purchasing etfs, simply the correlation

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 17:07 | 4929703 eddiebe
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Noise, just noise.

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 17:08 | 4929709 Squid Viscous
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I saved $11 a week by switching to to Spam, Sunny D and Chock Full o'nuts instant... and granny doesn't seem to mind the mighty dog mixed into her tuna sandwiches...

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 17:47 | 4929799 BigRedRider
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"...tuna sandwiches..."?  Surely you jest.  There hasn't been Tuna in a can of Tuna since the late 60s.  Nowadays it's all fish asses and lips.

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 21:05 | 4930288 NoPension
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Ok Valentine, this is orange juice, form oranges. And bacon, from pork bellies. This is toast, made from wheat. And coffee.
Now this is Gold, but we don't eat that ! Ha ha.

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 17:15 | 4929727 blindman
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OasiDe4q57g
Tom Waits: Little drop of poison. Sensual Tango Video

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 17:23 | 4929741 Dingleberry
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Here is my newest non-existent inflation story.

Dog treats.

Last month, I was able to buy a 1 lb. bag of very good, high quality US made chicken treats for about 24 bucks.

I know what you're thinking....but I like my dogs more than people.

But I digress....

 

Today, I go and buy the same treat. Now, it only comes in 5 oz bags, and the bags cost 10 bucks a piece. 

So I went from 24 bucks to 30 bucks for the same amount, actually getting ripped off 1 oz. plus probably another oz due to more packaging instead of chicken.

 

That right there is about 25% inflation.  If my math is wrong....I went to public school. 

 

If it's happening in the doggie world, it's happening in yours.

Hedonics...substitutions...and if that don't work.....outright fucking lie....bitchez!!!

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 02:26 | 4930877 kareninca
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I guess you already know that it is very easy to make dog treats.  Fry up ground chicken, squeeze out any fat, mix into homemade dog biscuit dough, bake in small blobs on cookie sheet, let cool, freeze in freezer baggies.  Very cheap and you can control the ingredients.  You could just oven-dry/bake chicken in little pieces and freeze it and it would be cheaper than what you're describing.

 Don't get me wrong; I spend a fortune on vet bills and veterinary diets (dog has IBD), but I don't think treats need to be expensive; dogs barely have taste buds!!!  They'd be just as happy if you swapped in cat poop for the chicken in the recipe but it might make the oven smell.

Anyway, you're right about prices.

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 17:30 | 4929755 buzzsaw99
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Could we have kippers for breakfast
Mummy dear, Mummy dear
They got to have 'em in Texas
Cos everyone's a millionaire...

[/supertramp]

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 17:31 | 4929761 orangegeek
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you would expect more from yellen on inflation other than "noise" - being the head of the Fed

 

yellen is communicating like a used car salesman

 

the WH is pretty much the same

 

the rot is pathetic to listen to

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 17:42 | 4929789 BigRedRider
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Meh...what inflation?  I didn't buy a 777 Dreamliner or a Lamborghini last month so there's no inflation here.  Breakfast?  What's that?

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 21:17 | 4930313 knukles
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Handle of Vodka (used to be, sadly)

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 21:37 | 4930370 Yen Cross
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  Knuks, It's not about what you don't have!

  It's about what you do have.

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 17:44 | 4929795 Harriet Wanger
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It's not foodflation, it's necessiflation. Happens when "emerging markets" start refusing to play patsy and "serious people" have to start cannabilizing their own.

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 17:50 | 4929812 jameswvu99
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I lived in NYC for 15 years after college, so it was always, hard to see inflation since everything was just always so expensive, but since 2009 have lived in Indianapolis and can say for sure food inflation has got to be at least 20% year to year over that last few.  Staple items have gone up quite a bit like a loaf of bread used to be about $1.00 3 years ago, and is now $2.00, a pound of ground beef $3.00 and now is $5. Roast beef Dietz and Watson, use to be $10 lb, now $13. 

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 17:59 | 4929826 Pie rre
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The milk chocolate Ensure is only a buck and a quarter and it has the same amount of sugar as a fudge bar although it isn't recommended for those that have type 2 diabetes from taking statins since the eighties.

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 18:15 | 4929876 cowdiddly
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Good news, The price of Depends Adult Diapers have stayed reasonable for when you shit yourself at the checkout line. And besides you could use substitution and use the triple XXX large kung Fu Sumo wrestlers baby size Huggies.

Was going to buy a Whole beef brisket to smoke for the 4th. 74$ freaking dollars (Cleanup isle 3) for the toughest cut on a beef and you will lose half the weight in the smoking process. Look kids, we have Hotdogs!---- Again?

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 18:00 | 4929839 kchrisc
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Eat cake for breakfast. Feed the "meat" to the guillotine.

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 18:08 | 4929859 A82EBA
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Coffee is not up 72% YTD in Houston

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 18:31 | 4929928 Sechel
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Clearly the Fed thinks rising food prices is a plus for the economy pushing consumers to accelerate food purchases rather than save.  The fact that food is a perishable commodity is just economic noise.

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 18:52 | 4929979 Miffed Microbio...
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I treated myself to breakfast after yoga this morning which I haven't done in at least 6 months. I had a Denver omelette and a cup of coffee. The price of the omelette was 12.50 which I thought was a bit steep but, oh well, it was a treat. When the waitress came I asked if I could substitute gluten free pancakes and add avocado. She informed me that would be an extra charge and I, without asking, said ok. Well, the bill came and it was $20.93. I did a double take. I was thankful I had only eaten half and called Mr to say I'm bringing him home breakfast. So though creative accounting I really only spent $10.46 for breakfast.

Miffed;-)

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 19:59 | 4930138 TabakLover
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Could not agree more.  Wife and I went to new diner for BF as a treat.  Got nothing fancy....omelet for me, french toast for her,  coffee.....no juice no fruit.  $26 with tip.  I can make every thing we had, at home, for less than $6.   Riduculous.

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 21:55 | 4930425 Aussiekiwi
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I like my Bacon and eggs in the morning, but often lately have been having just porridge, the trick is to mix it up the night  before and put it in the fridge, tastes fantastic the next day and only needs 2 minutes in the microwave, cost for breakfast, about 20 cents and keeps you going until lunch, sweeten with honey on top, banana, whatever.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 10:26 | 4931432 FrankDrakman
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Get steel cut oats, slam 'em in your slow cooker with some cut up fruit before you go to bed, and they're piping hot and ready in the A.M. I do it all winter.

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 22:44 | 4930565 cornedmutton
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Who threw in the last penny?

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 00:19 | 4930756 motorollin
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Life in 2014: A GAAP breakfast.

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 19:39 | 4930085 Yen Cross
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Move along peasants. Be thankful you don't have skurvy or scabies or lime Disease.

 Chocolate rations are being repackaged at the company store.

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 21:04 | 4930284 ncdirtdigger
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Hedonic adjustments have me eating bacon bits and watered down Tang for breakfast.

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 21:09 | 4930300 SMC
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Those who want to prosper over the next decade should consider fasting for a few days or more.

 

Hunger is an excellent motivator. Once you experience it, you will do what is necessary to grow, protect, harvest, prepare and properly store your food without reliance on electrical power for refrigeration.

In addition, a good exercise for a urban/suburban family may be to shut the main breaker off for a week - assume grocery stores are empty, water is either no longer flowing or considered non-potable, bank accounts are frozen and/or cash is worthless, etc...  - then deal with it.  Learn the feelings of hunger, heat, cold and thirst - develop the self-control to deal with it and prioritze needs - usually potable water, adequate shelter and food in that order.

There is no substitute for experience, confidence, self-control and determination.

 

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 21:51 | 4930413 Aussiekiwi
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True, nothing like a little bit of hunger to focus your priorities, solar, deep cell batteries worth looking at.

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 21:33 | 4930362 Signs of the end
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Jim Willie explians as only he can that adjusting for inflation, US Economy had contracted 20% since 2008. All covered up and hidden by the bombastic mainstream media...http://youtu.be/a-Aky4r44IM

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 21:43 | 4930393 Louie the Dog
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Where are the grits? And who the fuck eats baked beans for breakfast.

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 21:49 | 4930406 Aussiekiwi
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We do down here in windy Aussie.

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 22:15 | 4930478 Harriet Wanger
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It's more like pork and beans. Part of the classic English fry-up. Missing are the sausages, mushrooms, and yum, black pudding. Also the toast looks a little suspect.

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 23:07 | 4930620 Harriet Wanger
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Plus, I never got a proper fried egg with a full English, only these weird scrambled eggs that would quiver with the slightest vibration. But that's probably because I only stayed at downscale hotels and frequented pubs that looked like they would have me.

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 21:56 | 4930432 Aussiekiwi
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I like my Bacon and eggs in the morning, but often lately have been having just porridge, the trick is to mix it up the night  before and put it in the fridge, tastes fantastic the next day and only needs 2 minutes in the microwave, cost for breakfast, about 20 cents and keeps you going until lunch, sweeten with honey on top, banana, whatever.

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 22:50 | 4930582 Lastline
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Pancakes! Where the fucken PANCAKES? Fucken Fuckity Fuckups!

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 23:09 | 4930624 Aussiekiwi
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Pancakes, they are on plate two, this is an American breakfast after all.

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 23:24 | 4930651 Harriet Wanger
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I suppose you could call it American, as long as you subtract the beans, the rasher of bacon, the to-mah-to, the cucumber slices, and the subtly menacing grilled plank that purports to be toasted bread.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 00:18 | 4930755 combatsnoopy
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this is going to translate into higher health care expenses.  Its' the perfect storm.  All of the idiot foreign governments that bought US Treasuries are going to, like- totally shit themselves.

 

See, when food prices go up- everyone is going to cut cost.  Which means they're going to sell LESS food and stick more chemicals in the food in order to keep the price low enough for the masses to keep the purchases up. 

Funny how the thieving socialists are only on Monsanto's case about it.   Kraft sticks rbgh in cows to make more dairy (don't ask me how i KNOW this- $4000 in medical bills and the doctors only wanted to push metformin then statins on me instead of just giving me pain pills and telling me to get off of dairy.   The doctors are really that sketchy-be warned).  

Then!  we've got antibiotics and other hormones in the meat that makes mammals gain weight. IF the cost of food rises (by lovely speculators in cattle trade like Hillary Clinton once was!  Now aided by QE)....uh, the quality will be going down.  

I also heard that in Asia, many use meat as a seasoning and not a main dish.  Until we get past these prices, it might be safer. Wild game fish without mercury might be a nice idea too- I'd be willing to bet on fishing gear. 

There's high fructose corn syrup in EvERYTHING- can anyone say WEIGHT GAIN and HIGH TRIGLYCERIDES?   High triglycerides equates into fun like angina and coumadin! 

And the "real" food!  The gluten comes from China for CHEAP!  They have to tell you where your food was processed but by law, they don't have to disclose the country of origin where the ingredients come from.  And the US produces the world's most agriculture, especially California and well... we're importing food from places like Mexico!  (watered with MEXICAN water) and China.  Where we get the gluten that they stuck in dog food that killed dogs.

And going out to eat will be even more interesting.  They go after flavor, not quality of food.  

That's only if the "scientific" community doesn't spread ecoli to "combat obesity". 

We haven't even added in gas prices to cart the grub around yet!  I'm looking forward to cost cutting.  Or losing money on food.  

Wonder if Yellen would consider food in the inflationary index.  Not that she pays for anything out of her own pocket (this is too obvious, esp if she can handle basic math ).  

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 00:21 | 4930763 TheMeatTrapper
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If you think food is expensive, you should look into off the grid power. I've been researching converting my home to solar energy. Ain't going to happen. Not as long as I'm married. 

I can trap my meat and grow my vegetables - but I have to buy my energy - one way or the other - and neither one is cheap. 

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 02:00 | 4930864 Adahy
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Here's my food inflation story:  My yard is food instead of grass.  Compost to feed it and rainwater to water it.  A few chickens and a couple of goats in the back.
Sure, it takes a little work and knowhow, but what of value doesn't?  Crazies like me even find all the work fun and rewarding.

Sun, dirt, and rainwater are luckily not subject to mans' inflation.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 04:00 | 4930927 JailBanksters
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Still No inflation because bankers aren't making 24%more profit from buying it from the future before it's made.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 04:30 | 4930960 Jack4952
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Is this really NEWS to anyone?????

 

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 06:34 | 4931041 AdvancingTime
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After much thought I have come to the conclusion that while inflation appears tame and is not showing up in a big way the seeds have been planted, and the number of them is somewhat shocking. Inflation lurks beneath the surface and is hidden away in the dark corners of our future.

Want to know where the real cost of things is going, just look at the replacement cost from recent storms and natural disasters. Several things to consider when trying to understand inflation come to mind, first competition tends to keep price increases in check, and our slow growth economy is helping the consumer in many areas, but the monster when unleashed will take a very large toll! More on this subject in the article below.

 http://brucewilds.blogspot.com/2013/06/inflation-lurks-beneath-and-hidde...

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 06:36 | 4931043 Stud Duck
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This info is bad if your one of those urbanites, but if your out here in rural production country, producing that corn, soybeans and beef, its not so bad. Highest price for cattle ever and continuing to rise. My land has increased in value 3 fold in the last decade. I advise the country bred BHO haters that we have never had it so good since the nig got in the White House. I don;t get much response but more of a "look off in the distance" when I use that line.

I advise all cattlemen lately that we need a Republican like Nixon, and beef price controls like in 1973. That worked out reall well for the consumer and I lost my ass on cattle.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 07:17 | 4931080 Debugas
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for the rich food is such a tiny fraction of their expenses that food inflation is a minor issue not worth paying attention to

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 07:57 | 4931125 Incubus
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american lardicus fatassicus can do with a few less meals.

 

No tears lost here.  Maybe the women will start lookin' better when they shed a few pounds.  I could seriously make a living as a whaler.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 10:37 | 4931457 Disenchanted
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My breakfast goes up anytime I accidentally view content from CNBS...

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