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Inflation Beyond the Stars Thread for April 12


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2022 Apr 12, 12:49am   126,731 views  1,237 comments

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Since we know the numbers are going to suck since Peppermint Patty is leading the Amen Corner Media to blame Putin for it:
https://patrick.net/post/1344548/2022-04-11-putin-s-price-hike-failing-administrati

Frankly, I prefer my spaceship to have big tits and not fake inflated ones.

EDIT - numbers drop:
America goes back to the 80s: Surging gas prices and higher rents push inflation to 41-year high of 8.5% as White House blames it on Putin invading Ukraine
The consumer price index rose 8.5% in March from a year ago, the fastest increase since December 1981
Housing costs, which make up about a third of the index, have escalated and show no signs of cooling
Gasoline prices soared 49% in March from a year ago as the war in Ukraine rocked energy markets
Biden's administration tried to get ahead of the dire inflation news by blaming Russian leader Vladimir Putin
But Republicans place the blame for soaring prices on 'Democrats' reckless spending and failed policies'

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10711311/Inflation-soars-new-41-year-high-8-5.html?source=patrick.net

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238   Onvacation   2023 Jan 5, 5:55pm  

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— Cardi B (@iamcardib) January 5, 2023
241   Patrick   2023 Jan 12, 8:38pm  

https://twitter.com/WallStreetSilv/status/1612215194549211136?ref_src=patrick.net



Would be better with x time units, but the point is clear.
245   Patrick   2023 Jan 16, 5:45pm  




All of this is Biden's fault.

Of course, all Democrats who suppored/still support Biden are also to blame.
252   Patrick   2023 Jan 25, 10:04am  





Karine Jean-Pierre: “Biden’ s economic plan is indeed working,”

FACT: Real wages are down, Americans are poorer than when Biden took office, and inflation has been at or above 5% for 20 months.
253   B.A.C.A.H.   2023 Jan 26, 3:16pm  

I have a logsheet in my truck where I've recorded every fuel purchase since May 2006.

On May 15th of that year I paid $3.31 per gallon.

Last week I paid $3.80 per gallon.

That computes to annualized 0.8% (0.008x) inflation rate for gasoline in San Jose over the past almost 17 years.

The Sky Is Falling Down.
256   richwicks   2023 Feb 2, 10:13pm  

B.A.C.A.H. says


I have a logsheet in my truck where I've recorded every fuel purchase since May 2006.

On May 15th of that year I paid $3.31 per gallon.

Last week I paid $3.80 per gallon.

That computes to annualized 0.8% (0.008x) inflation rate for gasoline in San Jose over the past almost 17 years.

The Sky Is Falling Down.


You don't understand what is going on.

Our financial system has been attacking commodities for over 40 years. Energy and raw materials have been subsidized by the US government with US tax money for at least 40 years.

WHEN the reckoning comes, it's going to be devastating. Price the national debt in terms of any commodity - sugar, oil, gold, silver, anything, and you'll see something alarming. When it corrects, and it will correct, housing will be trivially inexpensive, and potatoes will and sugar will seem like luxuries.

We always return the mean, but it can take decades, even centuries. You know what a house cost in 1900? About $2,000 dollars and that was a pretty nice and comfortable home. That was about 1,500 ounces of silver.

The greatest fortune I had in my life is that as a kid, I had the wherewithal to talk to my elders who were young men and women when the Great Depression hit. I know what's coming, what I don't know, is WHEN it's coming.
260   AD   2023 Feb 14, 11:44am  

Consumer price index data released on Tuesday showed that prices for a range of goods and services rose by 6.4% over the past 12 months, down slightly from an annual rate of 6.5% in December and a 40-year high of 9.1% in June.

However, inflation increased 0.5% from December 2022 to January 2023, compared to 0.1% increase from November to December 2022. The Fed is tracking inflation increases for 30 days, 90 days, and 180 days.
263   AD   2023 Feb 19, 11:36am  

Natural gas prices going down... track the natural gas stocks like Antero Resources (down 50%) and Southwestern Energy Company (down 50%) as well as other companies that drill and transport natural gas such as Chesapeake Energy and EQT Corp
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264   AD   2023 Feb 19, 11:38am  

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Propane is down about 10% from recent 52 week high and is around 2018 price levels
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265   AD   2023 Feb 19, 11:43am  

Prices may have stabilized while production is still below pre pandemic levels.

This may ensure a soft landing for energy stocks and ETFs like Chevron, Shell and SPDRs oil and gas (ticker: XLE) as gas prices stay above $3.25 a gallon.


266   Patrick   2023 Feb 24, 5:36pm  

https://slaynews.com/economy/core-inflation-soars-to-record-high-in-eurozone/


The Eurozone’s core inflation soared to a record high in January, as the bloc’s energy crisis rages on. ...

The euro bloc is currently facing the worst energy crisis in decades after the Russia–Ukraine war caused gas and oil prices to soar.


Uh, Biden blowing up the Nordstream pipeline was what caused their gas prices to soar.
267   B.A.C.A.H.   2023 Feb 24, 6:23pm  

richwicks says


You don't understand what is going on.

There you go again, I state a FACT and you get inside my mind.

Here;s another factoid from my spread sheet:

half gallon of low-fat (2%) organic milk at Trader Joe
1/21/2018 $3.49 (note: I started tracking my grocery expenses around that time)

2/24/2023 $3.99 (yes, today).

Annualized inflation rate for this product: 2.8%
268   richwicks   2023 Feb 24, 7:03pm  

B.A.C.A.H. says

richwicks says



You don't understand what is going on.

There you go again, I state a FACT and you get inside my mind.

Here;s another factoid from my spread sheet:

half gallon of low-fat (2%) organic milk at Trader Joe
1/21/2018 $3.49 (note: I started tracking my grocery expenses around that time)

2/24/2023 $3.99 (yes, today).

Annualized inflation rate for this product: 2.8%


Change the commodity markets so that if the commodity exchange exists, it is required to be able to deliver on the contract and that people in the commodity exchanges must be able to accept delivery and be able to deliver to the commodity exchange.

That USED to be the law.

Then it was financialized, so there's people who will never be able to produce pork bellies, nor do they have the facilities to accept them involved in the market. These are speculators, and speculation used to be illegal.

There's no market discovery for prices any more. That's what you don't understand.

Barack Gold's stock price didn't move hardly at all when gold went from $300 an ounce to $2,000 an ounce. Investors were "what the fuck?", and sued. Barack's defense was that they were acting as a GOVERNMENT AGENT.

https://www.gata.org/node/1858

Our government is directly involved with price fixing and commodity price manipulation. Both are completely illegal BUT when the government controls who gets prosecuted, and who can even have a case heard..

You can distort markets for a long time, but not forever. When price fixing eventually fails, the first Depression will look like nothing.
269   WookieMan   2023 Feb 24, 8:50pm  

B.A.C.A.H. says


richwicks says

You don't understand what is going on.

There you go again, I state a FACT and you get inside my mind.

Here;s another factoid from my spread sheet:

half gallon of low-fat (2%) organic milk at Trader Joe
1/21/2018 $3.49 (note: I started tracking my grocery expenses around that time)

2/24/2023 $3.99 (yes, today).

Annualized inflation rate for this product: 2.8%

Dude. You won't get a comment that agrees with you or is positive from Rich. Just our government is corrupt. Government has been for sure but not totally. Problem is commenting with Rich, it always goes back to bad/negative/lying government. That's simply not the case and I dislike Joe Biden. He cannot say anything positive. Really about anything. It's gotten worse over the last 2 months. Nuance and logic don't exist in his narrative. It's his narrative or you're an idiot.

You and I have had our arguments and even agreements ourselves, but you're trying to paddle up the creek with no paddle with him. EVERY comment of his ends the same in some way shape or form. Our government is corrupt. There's not an actual thought. Closest I've been to putting a non-bot user on ignore. Who knows, maybe a bot, but I believe Patrick has met him.

There's just no content to his comments. "Government corrupt and bad." He should just post that every time. At least have some intellect. I appreciate actual data since you track your spending which is cool. Inflation is bad on things like cars and high cost goods, but you literally prove that it's not that bad, but you're wrong. Again, no nuance. Don't buy a high priced item right now. What happens? Prices go down. Supply chain gets back in order. We're not all gonna die tomorrow. The doom and gloom here lately has been off the charts.

Not you BACAH, but if you don't like it here (USA), just fucking move. It's not complicated. Whining about it and doing nothing ain't gonna fix much. Get elected. Do something.
270   AD   2023 Feb 24, 11:30pm  

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Yesterday it was $1.24 a pound for chicken legs (minimum amount is 4 pounds) at Walmart on Front Beach Rd in Panama City Beach

I remember it was $1.03 before the pandemic.

Egg prices seem to have stabilized at least.
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271   richwicks   2023 Feb 25, 12:02am  

WookieMan says

Dude. You won't get a comment that agrees with you or is positive from Rich. Just our government is corrupt. Government has been for sure but not totally.


@WookieMan - Name all the good things the government has done in the last say, 3 years.

Anything. I want to hear you sing the praises of it.

If you can't find anything in the last 3 years, move it to 7.

If you refuse to recognize a problem, you won't address it, will you?
272   B.A.C.A.H.   2023 Feb 25, 8:24am  

richwicks says


you don't understand.


In the mid-1990's I got cynical about debt monetization, government inflation statistics, etc. That's when I started archiving what I paid for stuff.

Of course, I remember what we paid for our home in SJ in Q2 of 1989: 192K. According to a real estate website that starts with letter Z, it'd sell for 1.047 M. That comes out to 4.9% annualized "inflation". Not the fed target of 2%, but a whole lot less than stock index fund appreciation.

And the low-end Camry we bought at Capitol Toyota in SJ new, off the lot in Q3 of 2000: with taxes out the door 22.4K. With California sales tax of 9%, probably about 20.55K. On their website this morning they're asking 30,609 for a 2023 model. That comes to about 1.8% annualized inflation for a vehicle that has very low maintenance cost. We had the Camry for 165K miles and 17 years and never had a single repair. Just tires, brakes, etc.

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Yesterday it was $1.24 a pound for chicken legs (minimum amount is 4 pounds) at Walmart on Front Beach Rd in Panama City Beach
I remember it was $1.03 before the pandemic.


Pre-pandemic would be about three years ago. This comes to 5.6% inflation.

The Sky Is Falling Down.
273   WookieMan   2023 Feb 25, 8:43am  

richwicks says

Name all the good things the government has done in the last say, 3 years.

I hate Biden. He's an imbecile. WE HAVE NO BOOTS ON THE GROUND IN UKRAIN!!!!

Every American life is worth at least $1M. Maybe our government lies. He hasn't escalated. He's shipping weapons that were created by American workers. I don't fucking like it but please tell me the alternative?? Russia is and will always move west because their climate is shit. This isn't complicated. The current situation is the lesser of two evils. THIS is always the situation.

Russia needs to be bus tossed and so does Ukraine. Keep our kids alive is all I fucking ask. Money is money. Debt is a business contract. There is risk it doesn't get paid back. We have more resources than the rest of the world. Until you realize that you'll just keep attacking American dominance. It ain't perfect. What's the alternative? Until you present one you're kind of off your rocker.
274   B.A.C.A.H.   2023 Feb 25, 8:51am  

richwicks says


WookieMan - Name all the good things the government has done in the last say, 3 years.

Every accurate National Weather Service forecast, every day. Every ATC directed aviation flight, in every kind of weather, safely to its destination. Thousand of times, every day.

etc etc etc
275   richwicks   2023 Feb 25, 11:14am  

WookieMan says

richwicks says


Name all the good things the government has done in the last say, 3 years.
I hate Biden. He's an imbecile. WE HAVE NO BOOTS ON THE GROUND IN UKRAIN!!!!

Every American life is worth at least $1M. Maybe our government lies. He hasn't escalated. He's shipping weapons that were created by American workers. I don't fucking like it but please tell me the alternative?? Russia is and will always move west because their climate is shit. This isn't complicated. The current situation is the lesser of two evils. THIS is always the situation.

Russia needs to be bus tossed and so does Ukraine. Keep our kids alive is all I fucking ask. Money is money. Debt is a business contract. There is risk it doesn't get paid back. We have more resources than the rest of the world. Until you realize that you'll just keep attacking American dominance. It ain't perfect. What's the alternative? Until you present one you're kind of off your rocker.


These are all the good things that the government has done in the last 3 years in your estimation?

I'm absolutely serious, defend this piece of shit government. You where whining that all I do is shit on it. Well, I'm just shitting on shit.

And you're absolutely wrong - we certainly have boots on the ground in Ukraine, but they are not officially "military". They are "contractors". The US government pulls this crap all the time. The government always lies about conflicts. The only time they make a claim like "we're not doing X" - you can bet your SOUL they are doing X.

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