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If This Keeps Up, They Will Have To Start Putting Armed Guards On Food Trucks
TEC ^ | 7-16-2014 | Michael Snyder

Posted on 07/16/2014 5:24:54 PM PDT by blam

By Michael Snyder
July 16th, 2014

The basic necessities in life just keep getting more expensive. On Tuesday, Hershey announced that the price of all of their chocolate bars is going to go up by about 8 percent. That is particularly distressing to me, because I am known to love chocolate. But if it was just chocolate that was becoming significantly more expensive perhaps that would be okay. Last month, it was coffee. J.M. Smucker, one of the largest coffee producers in the United States, announced that it planned to raise coffee prices by about 9 percent. And Starbucks has announced a bunch of price increases across the board on their coffee products. Of course we could all survive without chocolate and coffee, but as you will see below just about every food category is becoming more expensive. If this keeps up, could we eventually see armed guards in grocery stores and on food trucks?

On Wednesday, Robert Wenzel of the Economic Policy Journal shared some new data that has just been released by the federal government about food inflation over the past year. Without a doubt, these numbers are quite startling...

According to the latest data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, year-over-year gains in some food products at the producer level have been truly spectacular.

* Eggs for fresh use are up 33.9%.

* Pork is up 28%.

* Processed turkeys are up 20.4%.

* Dairy products are up 10.7%.

* Fresh and dry vegetables are up 8.4%.

* Fresh fruits and melons are up 7.5%.

Unfortunately, paychecks for most American families are not going up at similar rates.

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(Excerpt) Read more at theeconomiccollapseblog.com ...


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KEYWORDS: economy; food; inflation; prices
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1 posted on 07/16/2014 5:24:55 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam
Posted back in May:

U.S. Food Inflation Running At 22%

2 posted on 07/16/2014 5:26:39 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

If you have an Aldi store where you live take a look.


3 posted on 07/16/2014 5:26:44 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: blam

Food inflation: big problem severely under-reported by MSM.


4 posted on 07/16/2014 5:28:31 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Kartographer; OneWingedShark

Something to think about. Similar scenarios have been discussed before in various ‘alternative’ literature.


5 posted on 07/16/2014 5:29:09 PM PDT by The Working Man
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To: nascarnation
Click here for the articles posted on FR about food inflation. There are many.
6 posted on 07/16/2014 5:30:19 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

Just imagine how much more it would be if Hershey didn’t move factories to CHINA!?


7 posted on 07/16/2014 5:31:59 PM PDT by Captainpaintball (Immigration without assimilation is the death of a nation)
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To: blam
I thought an el nino was coming to 'fix' this drought problem?

20 Signs The Epic Drought In The Western United States Is Starting To Become Apocalyptic


8 posted on 07/16/2014 5:38:10 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

NOT TRUE:

Though prices of everything , especially Commodities are rising, and rising fast, is just a byproduct of our Monetary System.

THE VALUE OF EVERY DOLLAR YOU OWN IS BEING STOLEN RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU, and it has been going on since the creation of the Third Central Bank. It really got kicked into High Gear when LBJ began his “War on the Family”, less than 7 short years later Nixon “Officially Declared the US Bankrupt”. Since then the Banking Oligarchy has Stolen at least 5% of your Money’s VALUE Every Single YEAR.

The last 6 years with ZIRP and TARP, and QE Forever it has been around 13% Annually.

Welcome to Serfdom.


9 posted on 07/16/2014 5:40:51 PM PDT by eyeamok
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To: blam

All our utilities went up this last month. Gas is up. Our paycheck is down due to insurance hikes.


10 posted on 07/16/2014 5:41:57 PM PDT by bgill
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To: blam

Armed guards on food trucks. You mean like they do in Guatemala?


11 posted on 07/16/2014 5:42:35 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: blam

*** On Tuesday, Hershey announced that the price of all of their chocolate bars is going to go up by about 8 percent.***

I still remember when a Hershey bar cost 5 cents. And a bigger bar cost 10 cents. And a huge bar cost 35 cents.

But then that money was real silver.


12 posted on 07/16/2014 5:50:09 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: blam; RKBA Democrat
Ping!

Soon Tide Laundry Soap WILL be money.

13 posted on 07/16/2014 5:51:59 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion

I read one story where in Kentucky, all the folks buy canned pop with their EBT, haul it down the street and sell it for 60 cents cash on the dollar to another store who repeats the cycle.


14 posted on 07/16/2014 5:53:38 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: blam

They have been hiding it by putting less in the bag too. Have you bought a bag of chips recently? More than half the bag is air.


15 posted on 07/16/2014 5:54:10 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: yorkiemom; null and void; laplata; Gluteus Maximus; Salvavida; Foundahardheadedwoman; baddog 219; ..

CWII Spark — Food, or the lack of it, could spark things. The question is if it’ll spark in time to prevent another Holodomor.
(Armies travel on their stomachs, restrict food and you restrict the effectiveness of any opposing you.)


16 posted on 07/16/2014 5:58:13 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: KC_Lion

“Soon Tide Laundry Soap WILL be money.”

Already is in some places. Probably is a better means of exchange as it at least has some utility. I guess you could use FRNs for kindling if you had to, but laundry soap will at least get your clothes clean.

Trade goods seem a good idea at this point. Booze, sugar, gas, ammo, flour, honey, cigs, etc.


17 posted on 07/16/2014 6:04:05 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Be a part of the American freedom migration: freestateproject.org)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thanks for the tip.


18 posted on 07/16/2014 6:07:32 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: TADSLOS

Armed guards on food trucks. You mean like they do in Guatemala?


Si.


19 posted on 07/16/2014 6:09:47 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Aldi’s has some really good prices. This week here they have pineapples for .99 cents. Now that’s a good deal.


20 posted on 07/16/2014 6:13:31 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: blam

It would help if you included either a width or height spec for that image.


21 posted on 07/16/2014 6:18:00 PM PDT by deport
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To: blam

Why would you post an image that’s larger (3,300px x 2,550px) that larger than most monitors?


22 posted on 07/16/2014 6:48:45 PM PDT by upchuck (The country is being billed for its own execution. ~ h/t: SpaceBar)
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To: blam

Diet Rite, my fav, jumped from $1.00 to $1.38.

Sargento Cheese just jumped by more than a dollar.

But we can’t include food and energy inflation when figuring gvt benefits for Social Security recipients. Oh, no, we can’t do that


23 posted on 07/16/2014 6:52:52 PM PDT by upchuck (The country is being billed for its own execution. ~ h/t: SpaceBar)
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To: blam

ping for later reference.


24 posted on 07/16/2014 6:53:31 PM PDT by BudgieRamone (Everybody loves a bonk on the head.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
They have been hiding it by putting less in the bag too. Have you bought a bag of chips recently? More than half the bag is air.

Well, in any bag of chips about 95% of the bag is air. But you make a fair point that package sizes have been smaller to keep prices down...

25 posted on 07/16/2014 7:03:04 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: upchuck

“But we can’t include food and energy inflation when figuring gvt benefits for Social Security recipients. Oh, no, we can’t do that”

Things we actually use are excluded from that calculation. Orwellian logic.


26 posted on 07/16/2014 7:25:19 PM PDT by yorkiemom ( "...if fascism ever comes to America, it will come in the name of liberalism." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: yorkiemom

They won’t do it because then they can’t get away with a measly 1.5% or even 0%. They’d prolly have to make it 5% or so and Soc Sec would go bankrupt just that much faster.


27 posted on 07/16/2014 7:52:42 PM PDT by upchuck (The country is being billed for its own execution. ~ h/t: SpaceBar)
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!!


28 posted on 07/16/2014 8:09:24 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: blam

speak for yourself man, I gotta have the coffee.


29 posted on 07/16/2014 8:23:18 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Kartographer

Thanks, Kart


30 posted on 07/16/2014 8:33:33 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: upchuck

Yes, they want the slow death for us, vs just getting it over.


31 posted on 07/16/2014 9:09:31 PM PDT by yorkiemom ( "...if fascism ever comes to America, it will come in the name of liberalism." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
They have been hiding it by putting less in the bag too. Have you bought a bag of chips recently? More than half the bag is air.

I had fun showing my granddaughters how to grow potatoes. Took a little over two months for a 1 foot by 4 foot patch to grow a huge bag of potatoes which we dug up a couple weeks ago. We had french fries and chips cooking for over a week. Yum. Cost nothing other than the olive oil to cook them, and salt. Don't buy them, grow them. We've been picking onions and tomatoes, next up are green beans.

32 posted on 07/17/2014 12:37:54 AM PDT by roadcat
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

” Have you bought a bag of chips recently? More than half the bag is air.”

Been that way for years, and is done for a reason. They are not doing it to “rip you off”.

The “Air” is actually nitrogen which keeps the chips fresh and keeps the oil from going rancid. It also helps cushion the product during shipping so you don’t end up with a bag of crumbs.

If they didn’t package it that way shelf life would be very short, spoilage loss would go up (Thus so would the retail price) and the chips would be of lower quality when you get them.


33 posted on 07/17/2014 1:26:50 AM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Nik Naym; Opinionated Blowhard

He picked a bad example; a better one would be ice cream.

Formerly sold (most commonly) in half-gallon containers, now it’s a quart-and-a-half.

Or toilet paper. There was a time the standard sheet was 4.5” x 4.5”. I’ve seen it as small as 3.7 x 3.9 in the modern era.

Or a pound of coffee - now 11 or 13 ounces.


34 posted on 07/17/2014 4:49:38 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: nascarnation

It’s absolutely true. The “free” food of the moochers is currency in a lot of places here.


35 posted on 07/17/2014 5:03:08 AM PDT by ItsOurTimeNow ("Scheming demons dressed in kingly guise, beating down the multitudes and scoffing at the wise.")
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To: blam

A guy was arrested a few years back for eating a package of ground beef as he walked around the supermarket.


36 posted on 07/17/2014 5:10:38 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: nascarnation
Food inflation: big problem severely under-reported by MSM.

..and size and quantity reduction along with the price inflation.

37 posted on 07/17/2014 5:13:35 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (By now, everyone should know that you shoot a zombie in the head. Don't try to reason with them...)
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To: deport
"It would help if you included either a width or height spec for that image."

I'm willing to learn if you would be so kind and teach/tell me how.

38 posted on 07/17/2014 5:13:57 AM PDT by blam
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To: Nik Naym

Chips used to come in a 12 oz bag. That same bag now only holds 10 oz, and I’m already starting to see some flavors at 9.5 oz. When all this started a lot of companies introduced a higher priced, one pound “family sized” bag. Those are now 14 oz, and, having double checked on walmart.com, going down to 13.5 oz.


39 posted on 07/17/2014 5:17:11 AM PDT by Eepsy
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To: Eepsy

it is another form of inflation. They reduce the content instead of raise the price. It demonstrates that they are in cahoots with Obama’s administration.


40 posted on 07/17/2014 5:22:14 AM PDT by sport
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To: blam

Just put this after the .jpg, separated by a space.

width=1024 height=720

Then enclose it with the >

Done.


41 posted on 07/17/2014 5:22:58 AM PDT by Justa
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To: blam
Try this instead:

<img src="http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/data/pngs/current/current_usdm.png" width="100%">


42 posted on 07/17/2014 5:24:56 AM PDT by Mycroft Holmes (The fool is always greater than the proof.)
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To: blam

See my tagline to shrink images.

43 posted on 07/17/2014 5:27:07 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (<img src="http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/data/pngs/current/current_usdm.png"height="600"width="700">)
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To: blam; deport; upchuck
Here is a general rant on sizing images to fit displays :

With the proliferation of display devices, screens now come in a wide variety of sizes and aspect ratios. The image below illustrates the range of screens possible. Differing aspect ratios are shown on the diagonal lines with the ratio in circles towards the lower right.

Given the wide variation in screen resolution and size when we step from mobi to fondleslab to display to HDTV it is lunacy to specify screen position in term of pixels. There is no way to know what sized screen you are imaging to so it is best to reference screen sizes and positions in percentages instead. The resulting size is the percentage of the width (or height) of the enclosing container. This is most useful when specifying positions and sizes of tables and images. The HTML for the image above looks like:

<img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/44/Vector_Video_Standards5.svg" width="95%">

The width="95%" part sets the image width to 95% of the width of the enclosing container. We leave the height unspecified so that the computer will figure out the correct value so as not to distort the image. If you wish to distort the image you may specify a height as well.

Things that are text related, such as the whitespace around a paragraph or header and text sizes are best specified in em. One em was originally the width of an M in the current font. In a multi-lingual world where not all alphabets have an M in them, the meaning has evolved to mean the height of the current font. As the user changes the magnification on a page the size of an em changes with it. This produces a pleasing scaled effect to the eye not possible when spacing objects in pixels.

Other unit values available are in inch, cm centimeter, mm millimeter, ex x-height of a font (x-height is usually about half the font-size), pt point - 1/72 of an inch, pc pica - 12 points and px pixels - a single dot on the screen. If no units are specified pixels are used by default. Best results across the broad spectrum of displays are achieved by exclusively using em and percent to specify size and distance. Try not to do anything else.

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44 posted on 07/17/2014 5:32:36 AM PDT by Mycroft Holmes (The fool is always greater than the proof.)
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To: DuncanWaring
Or a pound of coffee - now 11 or 13 ounces.

Or what used to be a pound of bacon coming in at 12 ounces to a package.

45 posted on 07/17/2014 5:34:18 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: upchuck

Those things are included in EBT calculations, for sure.

No matter how much food costs inflate, EBTs will go up accordingly,

so, you’re gonna pay more for YOUR food at the same time you’re gonna pay more in taxes for someone else’s food.


46 posted on 07/17/2014 5:47:37 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: blam

Looks like help has arrived. I’ve never used the percentage approach but that seems
to be ideal to get it into alignment with the viewing monitor. Anyway try some of the
varying suggestions and see how they adapt best for you. Take care.


47 posted on 07/17/2014 5:58:29 AM PDT by deport
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To: blam
willing to learn

One more primer using specific sizes rather than percentages.

When you go to post the graphic you obviously start out with the command "img src=" followed by the 'property' info for the jpg., right?

In this case the property code reads "http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/data/pngs/current/current_usdm.png"

Since this graphic is so huge you will want to include a width spec (or height...use one or the other and the proportion will be carried out automatically).

A width somewhere between 300 and 500 is usually a good size for FR...you can experiment on the preview.

So you take the property description at the end of it add the width spec, in this case 450...

"http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/data/pngs/current/current_usdm.png width=450... and close it out with the usual close image command.

Using 450 you get this:


48 posted on 07/17/2014 6:09:46 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: Fightin Whitey; deport; Mycroft Holmes; Arrowhead1952; Justa
Thanks everyone. This was done with width=700.
49 posted on 07/17/2014 6:36:03 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam

Armed guards, no. Government checkpoints manned by goon squads, requiring a government ration card and proof of “political reliability”, definitely.


50 posted on 07/17/2014 6:39:39 AM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be earned and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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