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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 | Link to Comment Ahmeexnal
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Cuervo

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:08 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment Troll Magnet
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i gotta go buy some weed to hedge against this bullshit.

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

says who?

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

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 21:13 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment Vampyroteuthis ...
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The green fairy makes people grow crazy!!!

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 22:01 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment Yes_Questions
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PBRs as Vorpal weaponry..

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 22:21 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment flacon
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In my monty python voice: "LUXUARY! OUR FATHER WOULD SLASH US IN TWO WITH A BREAD KNIFE AND DANCE ABOUT ON OUR GRAVE SINGING ''ALLELUJAH'"

 

4 Yorkshire Men:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xe1a1wHxTyo

 

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

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 23:55 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment RafterManFMJ
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So...when's the house party?

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

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

 

Tue, 02/28/2012 - 03:22 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment non_anon
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ha ha, yeah, it came in a sandwich bag

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 21:32 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment Flakmeister
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5-6%...me thinks

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 22:20 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment The Big Ching-aso
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Soon.......................

Gold for Booze! commercials.

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

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 21:40 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment nmewn
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Thanks.

That's good to know, when I take up with my old friends when we all retire ;-)

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 22:40 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment nmewn
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Understood.

Purely anecdotal, we're all given to flights of fancy here ;-)

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 22:08 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment JohnG
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One word: CLONES!

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 22:56 | Link to Comment 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 themselves...lol.

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 23:12 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment JohnG
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I'll let you know in a few minutes.....  :)

Tue, 02/28/2012 - 03:20 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 time...lol.

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...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 direction...no doubt.

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

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 23:25 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment non_anon
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ah, smoking hashish, brings back memories in my bedroom in my parents house listening to Judas Priest, ripped.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KO2DYwvseiY

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 22:35 | Link to Comment nmewn
Mon, 02/27/2012 - 22:40 | Link to Comment BLOTTO
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Kush

Tue, 02/28/2012 - 01:16 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment nmewn
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Widowmaker,

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 you...it'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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment natty light
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 grocery bag of shake

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:52 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment nmewn
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Bullshit.

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 walls...lol.

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

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

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 21:55 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment nmewn
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They were breaking up a pound...probably a local term. I was in the right place at the right time...like most glad to still be alive...lol.

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 life...it'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 | Link to Comment BLOTTO
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Kush

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 22:29 | Link to Comment non_anon
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ganji

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 21:17 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment dark pools of soros
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my thoughts exactly... hopefully scotch is toppin out though

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:33 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment BLOTTO
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lol. Good idea:)

Barter Heds.

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:35 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment non_anon
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congrats!

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:29 | Link to Comment SHEEPFUKKER
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This rigged market will drive anyone to drink........if they can afford it. 

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:39 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment erg
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My delirium tremens have actually cancelled out my Parkinson's completely.

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

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

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 22:51 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment DanDaley
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"A man can never have enough books, red wine or ammunition" - John Keats

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 21:05 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment Silver Bug
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With the way things are going. That deflation in ammunition isn't going to last long.

 

http://ericsprott.blogspot.com/

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

Jameson 750ml $18.99

Reg Unl $3.57

Bitchez

Virginia, USA

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

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

Tue, 02/28/2012 - 00:34 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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

 

http://diosatequila.com/Diosa_Tequila/Diosa_Tequila_An_Orgy_of_Flavors.html

 

 

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

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

Tue, 02/28/2012 - 03:28 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment surf0766
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32 slices per pie

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:31 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment Flakmeister
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Long copper tubing....

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

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

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:13 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment fuu
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Good call.

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 23:53 | Link to Comment 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.

http://plasticstill.com/

or direct to the pdf

http://www.amazingstill.com/Amazingstill.pdf

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 23:39 | Link to Comment 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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXkoc5-9a-Y

 

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

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:55 | Link to Comment krispkritter
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Enlighten oneself... http://www.homedistiller.org/

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

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 21:41 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment UP Forester
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Aren't there any foreclosed houses around you?

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:04 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment fightthepower
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1st Growth Bordeaux prices are up more than gold since 2000.

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

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

Linsanity! Bitchez

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:12 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment Troll Magnet
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what do you recommend?

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

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:06 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment Theta_Burn
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 Booze is finally catching up to high-grade weed prices.

 

 

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:27 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment Azwethinkweiz
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moonshine bitchez :D

(sorry, had to.)

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:07 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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!

Cheers!

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:09 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment Seasmoke
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could be less DUI, bad news for the police state thugs

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 21:46 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment Global Hunter
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I'll pass

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 21:37 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment Calmyourself
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Even paranoics have enemies..  What was that?.. Gotta go.

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:15 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment Cheesy Bastard
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Expensive booze and cheap ammo are ingredients for a nice whiskey rebellion.

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

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 20:18 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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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