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Buy Gold...schlager: Booze Inflation Highest In 20 Years

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Americans can handle soaring rent, gas, and even food prices (all those thing that the Fed conveniently ignores) with the stoic patience of a Greek who welcomes 160 German tax collectors on his rehypothecated front porch. But if there is one thing that is sure to kindle the revolutionary spirits it is the soaring price of booze. As it just so happens, ships are parked in the Boston harbor with crates of Grey Goose prepped for tossage overboard as we speak. As the following chart of alcoholic beverage inflation indicates, courtesy of John Lohman, January saw the biggest month over month spike in booze inflation in 20 years. In other words, about 90% of all traders alive today have never seen a bigger jump in liquor inflation in their lives. Then again, with nobody trading any more, and since the new venue du jour of most of said now ex-traders is the local watering hole, perhaps we are seeing demand pull inflation in at least one item. Needless to say, there is something very ironic that surging alcohol inflation is the only thing that is resilient to the central banks (un)sterilized liquidity explosion. The good news: there is distinct relative deflation in the cost of ammunition. At least for the time being...


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Mon, 02/27/2012 - 19:57 | 2202136 Ahmeexnal
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Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:08 | 2202166 slaughterer
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Good for liquor inflation, I want to offload some more crates of Lafite Rothschild to buy some more gold and machine gun ammunition and some tanks for my natural gas holdings.   Would rather be able to shoot the enemy efficiently than get drunk at this point.  

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:17 | 2202198 Not For Reuse
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LOL great, I'll take a crate of wine over a crate of fuckin' ammo any day of the week. Not a fan of Lafite, but if you have something that's actually worth bartering for, hit me up.

(PS, shoulda sold that Lafite in Sept before the HK auction market croaked...)

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:24 | 2202216 Troll Magnet
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i gotta go buy some weed to hedge against this bullshit.

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:27 | 2202220 Arius
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"the stoic patience of a Greek"

... LOL .... we have come a long way from the 300 spartans haven't we?

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:47 | 2202254 francis_sawyer
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"Americans can handle soaring rent, gas, and even food prices"

says who?

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:50 | 2202261 Troll Magnet
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$5 a gallon in my neck of the woods.  

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 21:13 | 2202299 Stax Edwards
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At least Fisher believes in including the price of beer in inflation calculations.

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 21:20 | 2202309 El Hosel
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Coors Extra Gold, The king of cheap beer...  less than $20 for 30, while supplies last.

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 21:31 | 2202327 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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I've been trying to hoard booze, but I can't help liquidating my cache.

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 21:38 | 2202339 Vampyroteuthis ...
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Dude, I homebrew beer. It is getting more expensive, but not at that rate! You can also make good wines at $3 a bottle if done right.

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 21:44 | 2202357 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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My favorite mash I did was an ESB w/juniper berry tea + wormwood tea.  One bottle had me grinning and spinning!

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 21:57 | 2202388 Vampyroteuthis ...
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The green fairy makes people grow crazy!!!

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 22:01 | 2202397 The Big Ching-aso
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Zombies try and raid me for booze I'm gonna lay out Pabst Blue Ribbon booby traps.   That'll kill their asses.

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 22:07 | 2202409 Yes_Questions
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PBRs as Vorpal weaponry..

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 22:21 | 2202438 Vampyroteuthis ...
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PBRs as traps might get a few of those hipsters type too. Kill two birds with one stone!

Tue, 02/28/2012 - 01:36 | 2202816 flacon
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4 Yorkshire Men:


Mon, 02/27/2012 - 23:49 | 2202607 Beam Me Up Scotty
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Is baiting fat assed idiots legal??

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 23:55 | 2202616 The Big Ching-aso
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I think so.    I don't think you can bait them while sitting in your car though.


Mon, 02/27/2012 - 23:12 | 2202539 BeerBrewer09
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Homebrewed beer cost (for 10 gallons of IPA @6.5% alcohol, not including time or equipment)

1 lb. hops = $8-$16

20 lbs grain = $10

1 vial liquid yeast = $7.50 (reusable ~5 times)

water = $.50

propane = $6

total cost = $32-$40 / 106 12oz pours = between $.30-$.38 per beer

Tue, 02/28/2012 - 03:23 | 2202964 RafterManFMJ
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So...when's the house party?

Tue, 02/28/2012 - 13:10 | 2204401 BeerBrewer09
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you supply the silver, I supply the beer

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 22:34 | 2202470 A Nanny Moose
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Indeed. No liquidity trap here.


Tue, 02/28/2012 - 03:22 | 2202963 RafterManFMJ
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Damn Hendrix set it up so I can short your hoard..I'll cut you in for a win-win.

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:42 | 2202244 non_anon
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weed is terribly inflated when I oould buy it for $40 an oz in the 70's and early 80's

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:47 | 2202253 Flakmeister
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Yep... I remember those lids... 7 grams of seeds, 7 grams of stems, 10 grams of male fan leaves and 4 grams of sort of ok bud...

If there is one product where the CPI deserved a hedonic adjustment, it's marajuana....

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:56 | 2202275 non_anon
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ha ha, yeah, it came in a sandwich bag

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 21:32 | 2202330 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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What was the level of THC back then?  One bong rip should do what a joint did back then.

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 21:41 | 2202345 Flakmeister
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Mon, 02/27/2012 - 22:20 | 2202436 non_anon
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yeah, I'm a lightwieght when it comes to pot but I can drink a hell've alot of booze!

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 22:28 | 2202452 The Big Ching-aso
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Gold for Booze! commercials.

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 21:05 | 2202287 nmewn
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Damn Flak, sounds like you needed to run with a better crowd ;-)

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 21:40 | 2202343 Flakmeister
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Actaully that was the pot... I smoked mainly hash being in port towns back then...  Red Lebanese, Moroccan Green from the Atlas... occasional afgani...


Mon, 02/27/2012 - 21:51 | 2202374 nmewn
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You bastard ;-)

Smoked some hash as well, I'm not gonna lie and say I knew where it was from. It was a cube, rectangular, dark brown. Some hash oil too, we used it around joints when all we could get was mexican.

Which I understand (mexican) has come a long way from my time. Back then it tasted like smoking dirt and gave you a headache and occasional giggles.

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 21:59 | 2202392 Hugo Chavez
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I wish i could find oaxacan and columbian gold. Nice sativa buzz that didnt put you to sleep like these indica hybrids.

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 22:01 | 2202398 WonderDawg
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Yep, Mexi was headache weed. Panama Red, Columbian Gold, and Thai stick were the premo strains back then. Even the best Columbo back then doesn't stand up to the sensi out there today.

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 22:17 | 2202428 nmewn
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That's good to know, when I take up with my old friends when we all retire ;-)

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 22:40 | 2202475 WonderDawg
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Not that I know first hand; this is just what I've heard, you know, through the grapevine.

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 22:45 | 2202488 nmewn
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Purely anecdotal, we're all given to flights of fancy here ;-)

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 22:08 | 2202411 erg
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I remember the hash you describe. I'm sure there were many varieties. It was a preferred brand. We called it gold seal because that's what it had stamped on it.

How about a hash/gold based currency? Would that work?

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 22:26 | 2202448 nmewn
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Sounds like one would have to be legalized or both criminalized ;-)

Switching gears, it always comes down to this with me, on legalization. I prefer de-criminalization to legalization as once something is legalized it becomes taxable.

And we all know what happens to the price of something bought retail once it's legal. De-criminalized let's you grow your own without a hassle.

Like corn or cabbage.

Don't tell Monsanto though, they'll want to make the seeds infertile ;-)

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 22:41 | 2202476 JohnG
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One word: CLONES!

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 22:56 | 2202504 nmewn
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Just watch the wattage and infared and well, ya know ;-)

Best to keep it off the place...government land is best...I mean what are they gonna do confiscate

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 23:12 | 2202534 erg
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Terminator seeds. Whenever I make chili I save all the seeds of the peppers while it's worth it.

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 22:31 | 2202462 JohnG
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I'll let you know in a few minutes.....  :)

Tue, 02/28/2012 - 03:20 | 2202961 JohnG
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After more than a few minutes....

The anwser is YES WE CAN!

(Got a little tied up with a thumbtack and a wine glass, inhales...looks at shiny gold...smiles, now where DID those cheetos get off too...)




Mon, 02/27/2012 - 22:45 | 2202484 Lednbrass
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Its only a rumor, and not that I knew such folks personally of course, but I sorta kinda heard of a guy who used to get very large amounts of that "Black Gold" gold stamp in kilo bricks back in the 80's. Supposedly it was coming from the Mujahideen freedom fighters to fund their war against godless communism.

I doubt its true, and Im sure the noble fighters against communism wouldnt have resorted to such means to fund their wars against an aggressor... errr... I mean those filthy terrorists were probably trying to undermine apple pie and baseball even then. Clear proof that Islam is our enemy, and we have always been at war with Eurasia! Or is it Eastasia? Heck, whoever the defenders of freedom at DHS want it to be!Damn those terrorists!

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 23:26 | 2202569 nmewn
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Anyone who fights communism is a friend of mine...glad I could help in the struggle for freedom once upon a

Of course anything can be used as a "revenue stream"...from subsidized solar to a plantation welfare state. It's used for those who have control over it. It's just the pious pontificating assholes that piss me off more than anything.

If one is going to live it, breath it.

Don't turn around and point fingers and say (Bwaney Fwank) that I did this for the downtrodden when he had more bank lobbyist's on his staff than any other representative as far as I can tell. Or Dodd, who's wife worked for an offshore financial operation in the Cayman's as he railed against offshoring wealth.

Or that grand "populist" so beloved here on the pages of ZH (Alan Grayson) who, having been trained in finance and contract law promptly lost a portion of his fortune overseas, under a contract, which he wrote off. 

Yes, revenues work for those fortunate enough for them to flow in their general doubt.

However, you and I are not in that club. We're retail.

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 23:25 | 2202565 Real Estate Geek
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How about a hash/gold based currency? Would that work?

Probably not; it's just bimetallism in a tie-dye T.

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 22:25 | 2202446 non_anon
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ah, smoking hashish, brings back memories in my bedroom in my parents house listening to Judas Priest, ripped.

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 22:40 | 2202473 BLOTTO
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Tue, 02/28/2012 - 01:16 | 2202757 Widowmaker
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For fucks sake. Seeing these comments and wondering how many participants in the US are breaking the law is as sickening as the banks.

All you give incompetant enforcement excuses not to go after the white collars, instead its fish in a barrel on the taxpayer dime.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 19:52 | 2210344 nmewn
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I thought I'd wait for it to die down a little here first before speaking my mind because I didn't want you to take offense...this is not directed at's a general observation of us, all of us.

We live in a society now where we have doctors & lawyers & congresscritters & presidents who have openly admitted they've smoked pot...some have admitted to cocaine.

This is the same society where they are allowed to openly, blatantly lie. Some are even praised for their prowess at lying. As if it is meritorious.

I came to a decision about a month ago regarding myself.

As we are dealing with accomplished liars and thieves in high places and these thieves and liars rely on us to tell the truth in order for them to carry on taking advantage of any and every given situation...I am now giving fair warning to any and all honest men & women at ZH post hoc.

Anything I have said from thirty days ago until now or that I will ever say again...could very well be a lie.

Oculum pro oculo.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 20:05 | 2210371 Widowmaker
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You aren't going to hurt my feelings hurting yourself by injesting shit.  Personally, I don't care what you put into your body, but I do care what it brings into a community. 

In Widowmakers perfect universe, between us and ZH, "if it grows it goes."  All the synthetics are much worse than pot at the individual and collective/community level.  I've known MANY so called professionals that you mention; but there is no difference between smoking pot and drinking and driving when it puts others at risk and breaking the law.

However, it pollutes all the causes you stand for when you disobey the law, same as everyone else.  It marginalizes your opinions and positions -- I've read your work, you have a lot to say, but use that focus to change for the greater good, not to show that you too are as fallable as those you critique.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 20:47 | 2210464 nmewn
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Ahhh, but we are all fallable aren't we?

We've come to the point where law means next to nothing.

Case in point...our contract law goes back through the Magna Carta. The principle being, those who sign a contract do so voluntarily.

As a forced contract is, of course coercion. Our judicial system has always said these types of contracts are illegal.

Now, we have a government "law" which not only forces a contract but makes arbitrary decisions affecting peoples lives under the guise of this "law".

This is despotism.

You know it and I know it.

As our law has been circumvented by despots that rely on emotion, our good nature and goodwill toward our fellow man to complete and pursue their unjust and unlawful acts...I am no longer under any obligation to speak any truth that they can hear or write any truth that they can read.

It is they who have destroyed the trust of society and they (and you/others) who will have to vet my every word...just like our former contracts and compacts.

There is nothing to bind us accept our honor and I'm proclaiming here and now that I can be one of the most dishonorable pricks any stranger would ever want to meet.

It's what they want and I can be very giving when I want to be ;-)

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 12:50 | 2212987 Widowmaker
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All that is fine, but it matters not if breaking the law is singular or a collective (socialized crime inc / gov't).  The argument of justifying bad behavior by attributing worse behavior is fruitless.

Frankly, when I read your post I now know that YOU know there is a process and you respect it (or what it was).  My point is changes to both bullshit economic wars like drugs and crony-finance occur by the same process.

If you don't like the law, change it.   Most are too lazy as it's easy to rip a bong and complain.  Put the bong down and take the first step, raise awareness for whatever cause that is.  Doing so is the ONLY way to proceed as it respects the law (everyone else), and uses the tools that actually work for that change.

The hammer may be old and rusty but it can still pound the largest stakes. By using the rusty process, guys like me will vote in favor of ending the war on drugs for you, even though drugs are bad for you.

Would you give up Medicare entitlement (public health care in general) for pot, or smoking of any sort?


Tue, 02/28/2012 - 03:50 | 2202993 natty light
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 grocery bag of shake

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:52 | 2202263 Troll Magnet
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yeah but you just need to smoke maybe a couple of bucks worth of weed to get high for 4 hours at a time.  i'd take that!

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 21:05 | 2202284 TN Jed
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I'd wager those $40 ozs weren't exactly Sour Diesel or G13.  Todays herb may be 10x the price but at thrice the nice it's worth it.

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 21:09 | 2202295 Pete15
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That 70's and 80's bud is shit compared to what we have today, you can still get an ounce of mids for around the same price

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 21:21 | 2202310 nmewn
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Columbian Gold was the sweetest, most potent shit I ever tried.

The guy said just one toke...bad ass me took two...I found myself looking up from inside a bathtub, climbing out and walking down the hall with both hands on the

No, it wasn't laced...they were breaking up an elbow.

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 21:49 | 2202371 Hulk
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Please explain "breaking up an elbow"...

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 21:55 | 2202381 Yes_Questions
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My checkered past says something about turning a pound (LB~Elbow) into smaller units like dime bags, quarters and doobies.  Can't remember for sure, and that's the trouble with checkered pasts.

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 22:06 | 2202407 nmewn
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They were breaking up a pound...probably a local term. I was in the right place at the right most glad to still be

Elbow...pound. Key is or was kilo.

No idea what it is now, it all changes as "conditions warrant" for obvious reasons.

Part of the beauty of being a native Floridian is everyone knows or has known a smuggler or two in their's part of the deal. Many in "law enforcement" are or have been or know smugglers.

People, rum, pot, guns...a rich history of dealing with life for both good & ill.

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 22:41 | 2202477 BLOTTO
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Mon, 02/27/2012 - 22:29 | 2202457 non_anon
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Mon, 02/27/2012 - 21:17 | 2202305 El Hosel
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.... no shite,  1979  =  $120  a "quarter"..... POUND     Smoke one, sell three, rinse repeat.

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 21:56 | 2202385 LasVegasDave
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But coke has actually come down in price.  8 balls sell for less than they did in the 80s.

go figure; deflation in a "black market" good and inflation on govt. taxed and controlled alcohol

Tue, 02/28/2012 - 02:14 | 2202884 tdogg
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quality is much better today than back in the 70s-80s ditch weed era.

the shit today is chronic

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 21:00 | 2202280 Mike North
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Grow your own. It's kind of like a hedge if you plant one row.

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 23:18 | 2202556 dark pools of soros
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my thoughts exactly... hopefully scotch is toppin out though

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:33 | 2202229 slaughterer
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Hey Tyler, could ZH start an official "Barter" section where we faithful ZHers can trade, for example, our crates of booze for weaponry?  This would be an inestimable practical addition to ZH for us.  You could even add a 2% surcharge for ZH like PayPal does.  The surcharge revenue might come in handy when you want to upgrade your servers, or buy some information, etc. 

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 22:43 | 2202478 BLOTTO
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lol. Good idea:)

Barter Heds.

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:35 | 2202235 slaughterer
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Not for Reuse, yes I know, the HK auction houses saturated the secondary market with Lafite and the price went down 40% overnight.  I am still sitting on 500-800% gains on this wine though.  

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 21:07 | 2202291 Not For Reuse
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not just saturation, HK money tap has been running on empty since last fall... Ask our friend chindit13. I just don't personally think the stuff is worth the premium right now, and the production stats on Lafite - vis-a-vis natural demand from people (such as myself) who actually drink $1k+ bottles - aren't conducive to speculation. Just my opinion, ymmv...

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 21:21 | 2202311 slaughterer
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Yes, I agree, it is not worth the premium, that is why I am dumping it.  LOL.  (Mostly to Chinese buyers via EZ conduits).  Plus, you are right, there is tons of this stuff, much more than people imagine.  1st growths are over-produced (albeit in finite quantities) by comparison to a smaller vineyard like Petrus.  It is really a matter of HK and China still searching for Western luxury status trinkets.   If that no longer is feasible, then the 1sts will go back to $200 where they should be anyhow.  Sp please, HK, let's keep the ball rolling.  

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 22:18 | 2202430 Not For Reuse
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I will drink to HK keeping the ball rolling, maybe rio now... please? :)

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 22:31 | 2202461 non_anon
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yeah, I'll be stepping out shortly to the local CVS and get a couple of bottles of JD, fuck inflation!

Tue, 02/28/2012 - 01:26 | 2202800 dogbreath
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I had the pleasure of a glass of Ch Margaux 75 when it was 22 years old.  It was extraordinary.

Tue, 02/28/2012 - 04:06 | 2203011 non_anon
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Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:29 | 2202225 SHEEPFUKKER

This rigged market will drive anyone to drink........if they can afford it. 

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:39 | 2202241 El Oregonian
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The market looks like a frigg'in full blown alcoholic going through the DT's awaiting their next drunk.

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 22:16 | 2202426 erg
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My delirium tremens have actually cancelled out my Parkinson's completely.

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:41 | 2202243 msamour
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Drinking is cheap if you can brew your own hooch.

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 21:42 | 2202347 Vampyroteuthis ...
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Homebrewers unite!!!

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 22:51 | 2202493 BLOTTO
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We can all make some right now.

All you need is some bread, water, orange peels and sugar... add it into a pitcher and let it sit in the corner for a few days.

And than ny the end of this week...mmm MMM good stuff.

Tue, 02/28/2012 - 03:27 | 2202969 RafterManFMJ
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All you need is some bread, water, orange peels and sugar... add it into a pitcher and let it sit in the corner for a few days.

And than ny the end of this week...mmm MMM good stuff


Good God man, you make Iron City look good.


Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:53 | 2202267 DanDaley
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"A man can never have enough books, red wine or ammunition" - John Keats

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 21:05 | 2202285 Tuco Benedicto ...
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How about if we just offload "The Rothchilds" and we won't have to worry about any of this shit?!

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:19 | 2202203 Silver Bug
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With the way things are going. That deflation in ammunition isn't going to last long.

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 21:54 | 2202377 King_Julian
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5.56mm 55gr FMJBT PMC 1000rds $299

Jameson 750ml $18.99

Reg Unl $3.57


Virginia, USA

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 23:43 | 2202599 Bansters-in-my-...
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5.56mm 55gr....?

Whatcha shootin....chipmunks,or squirrels...?

Tue, 02/28/2012 - 00:34 | 2202705 UP Forester
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I'm thinkin' zombies.


Head-shots are much like watermelons 'sploding from a 1:7 barrel....

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 21:53 | 2202375 BandGap
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God, that's shit tequila.

Jameson is priced well, and there are a lot of good, not great, Polish vodkas going for great prices. I know I'm stocking up. But not on Cuervo. Ugh.

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 22:57 | 2202505 Solid
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The absolute best tequila in the world is Jose Cuervo Familia Reserva. Regular Cuervo is rot-gut, but the Famila Reserva is so damn good. $125+ bottle though.

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 23:21 | 2202561 dark pools of soros
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nah Patron is still great even though it got popular..  check out Jessa Jane's line Diosa - help a porn star transition



Mon, 02/27/2012 - 19:57 | 2202137 Bill D. Cat
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They may have finally gone too far .

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:22 | 2202210 Rainman
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fuckin octane ratings are corelating

Tue, 02/28/2012 - 03:28 | 2202973 RafterManFMJ
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Good point Bill D Cat.


They call him Joe Six Pack for a reason.

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 19:57 | 2202138 kito
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if it helps at all, my local pizza joint just lowered the cost of a slice to a buck. i was psyched..................

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:20 | 2202207 surf0766
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32 slices per pie

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:31 | 2202228 Arius
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u better jump at that price ... store some fat into your body before prices goes up again ... good advice???

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 19:58 | 2202140 Flakmeister
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Long copper tubing....

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:04 | 2202157 ACP
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Yeah no shit.

And long isolated clearings in the forest suitable for shinin'!

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:13 | 2202182 Real Money Wins
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For those not familiar with the process of distillation, may i suggest the FoxFire Book series for building your own still.

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:20 | 2202206 Hugo Chavez
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You can buy an appliance made in new zealand for home distillation. Neat little kitchen gadget. I think i saw it on amazon.

Me? I much prefer the butane extraction of thc. Look it up. Turn ur shitweed into hash oil.

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 21:46 | 2202364 Wakanda
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My buddy just got one of those New Zealand stills a few weeks ago.  He loves it, but can't communicate very well.

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 21:58 | 2202391 UP Forester
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Don't worry.  ATF agents know how to speak gibberish slur, now that he's on the list....

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 23:05 | 2202523 JohnG
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He should take it apart when not in use.  Parts are OK.  Assembled, not so much.

Things you learn from your Dad.....

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:36 | 2202236 fuu
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Good call.

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 23:53 | 2202580 TheMerryPrankster
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for those who find themselves content with 80 proof, the plastic still is an inexpensive adventure in do it yourself science.

or direct to the pdf

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 23:39 | 2202588 Real Estate Geek
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See a run done by a legend:  Popcorn Sutton.

Part 1- This Is The Last Dam Run Of Likker I'm Ever Gonna Make


Tue, 02/28/2012 - 01:23 | 2202790 tekhneek
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Thanks for sharing.

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:55 | 2202273 krispkritter
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Enlighten oneself...

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 21:32 | 2202331 nmewn
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Long yeast & sugar ;-)

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 21:41 | 2202346 delacroix
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a 10 foot roll of 5/8 copper tubing, cost me $23  at lowes last week.  a 6 inch x 1/2 inch brass pipe nipple was over $8

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 21:59 | 2202393 UP Forester
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Aren't there any foreclosed houses around you?

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:04 | 2202154 Chartist
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I grew up in Somerset county pennsylvania, the site of the whiskey rebellion....General washington came to collect a tax from guys who made whiskey for barter, they had no money.....folks still wanted that whiskey now we have burbon county kentucky...

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:59 | 2202279 DanDaley
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I went to high school in Burbon County, Kentucky, and I never saw any burbon...of course you weren't supposed to see it.  A man will have his mind altering substances.

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:06 | 2202161 fightthepower
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1st Growth Bordeaux prices are up more than gold since 2000.

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:09 | 2202176 Hedgetard55
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Thanks to the chinks in the armor.

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:23 | 2202214 Hugo Chavez
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Plus 10,000! Funniest comment yet.

Linsanity! Bitchez

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:12 | 2202180 slaughterer
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Yuppers.  I got into that Bordeaux 1st growth scene big a long time ago.  I am converting it all into bullion, bullets and bitches.

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 22:01 | 2202390 fightthepower
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I didn't start building my cellar until after the 2005 vintage where prices got crazy. I've been able to find many 95-100 point wines from Bordeaux, California, Washington, Italy for under $150.

I also recommend buying all the Vodka, Scotch and Whiskey you plan on drinking for the next 10 years. Inflation fighters.

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:06 | 2202163 donsluck
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So, sell your ammo and buy booze. Just don't drink it, score something that improves with age and sock it away.

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:25 | 2202218 Troll Magnet
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what do you recommend?

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 21:22 | 2202312 slaughterer
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Depends: for personal consumption or for capital gains?  

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:06 | 2202164 Hopium Dealer
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As a fellow Kentuckian, none of this will affect our drinking. This is all..

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:07 | 2202168 I am Jobe
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Glad I bought my cases of Vodka and Whiskey in advance. Really got it all stocked up/.

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:07 | 2202169 Theta_Burn
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 Booze is finally catching up to high-grade weed prices.



Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:27 | 2202221 Troll Magnet
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yeah, but weed has many hidden costs.  like, you gotta buy weed with at least a big bag of doritos, coke, snickers bars...that shit adds up!

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:07 | 2202170 Azwethinkweiz
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moonshine bitchez :D

(sorry, had to.)

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:07 | 2202171 Hedgetard55
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Well, that chart is pretty worthless, where is the big increase, wine, beer, hard liquor?

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 21:00 | 2202260 Tuco Benedicto ...
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"where is the big increase, wine, beer, hard liquor?"

Because of hard liqour's inherent volatility and other factors, since its heroic burning of women and children at Waco in April, 1994 the ATF has deleted hard liquor from its BII (booze inflation index).  Shadow Stats reports that the newer ATF model understates true BII by at least 5 percentage points. I hope there aren't any women or children working at Shadow Stats, afterall, heroism has no bounds!


Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:09 | 2202173 Hedgetard55
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Ten cases of Wild Turkey will be worth a hell of a lot more than several pounds of gold if SHTF, bitchez.

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 21:04 | 2202282 DanDaley
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Yeah, and don't forget to stock up on those little 50 ml. bottles.

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:11 | 2202181 Seasmoke
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could be less DUI, bad news for the police state thugs

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 21:46 | 2202361 Vampyroteuthis ...
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The thugs will just pull you over for made up speeding tickets. Seen it, been there.

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:14 | 2202190 Jason T
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that's it, am going to make my own.. am sick of drinking PRB with its High Fructose Corn Sryup.  

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:15 | 2202191 Hugo Chavez
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Not to thread hijack, but if you want to see classic paranoid schizophrenia check out palinsdirtylittlesecret blog.

It has all the classic elements. Lower in the blog he says the government has secretly infiltrated his family and is telling them how to act around him.

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 21:36 | 2202335 Global Hunter
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I'll pass

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 21:37 | 2202338 nmewn
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It's not really paranoia, if they really are after him.

Sorry, sometimes I can't help myself ;-)

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 23:59 | 2202619 Calmyourself
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Even paranoics have enemies..  What was that?.. Gotta go.

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:15 | 2202193 disabledvet
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the "corruption cycle" always takes longer to be effected than the business cycle for some reason. go figure. their inflation loving insanity will be effected however--no matter how long the shelf life. eventually...the cost of water (basically zero in the USA) will win out.

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:16 | 2202194 Cheesy Bastard
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Expensive booze and cheap ammo are ingredients for a nice whiskey rebellion.

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 23:10 | 2202531 JohnG
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Or some bullet holes where you don't want them....

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:18 | 2202199 VelvetHog
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Isolated clearings in the woods near a cold-water crick for rent.  Apply here.....

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:28 | 2202224 Hugo Chavez
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I did two tours of duty in vietnam
I came home with a brand new plan.
Take seed from columbia and mexico.

Just plant it in the holler down copperhead road.

The DEA has got choppers in the air.
I wake up screaming like I am back over there.
I learned a thing or two from charlie dontcha know?
You better stay away from copperhead road.

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