ECONOMICS: Maybe I have to start looking at price per ounce?

https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/whats-your-line-sand-25-burger

What’s Your Line In The Sand? The $25 Burger?
by Tyler Durden
Thursday, Dec 22, 2022 – 09:22 AM

  • Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog,
  • The gag reflex kicks in at some point and we walk away because it is no longer worth the price.

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Everyone has a line in the sand when it comes to inflated prices they refuse to pay. For one Walmart shopper I observed, it was a carton of eggs for close to $10. She announced her line in the sand verbally, with great force and sincerity.

What’s your line in the sand, the point at which you simply refuse to pay the asking price? Is it the $25 burger? Or is it the $50 for two burritos and two beverages?

Each person’s line in the sand reflects their income, wealth, budget, social status and value system–what’s important to them. For some higher income folks, it might be the ridiculous “resort fee” that’s tacked onto the already overpriced resort room, hotel tax, excise tax, parking fees and the extra-special charge for Internet service.

For others, it might be the outrageous estimate for repairing a system failure in a nearly-new vehicle that is (surprise!) no longer covered by the manufacturer’s warranty. Hundreds of dollars for what?

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Hmmm, now that’s an interesting pot question.

For me, it has to be the $9 “craft beer”.  I switched at my local bar from draft to bottles when the price was 7$ for a draft and 3$ for a bottle.  Maybe I have to start looking at price per ounce?  Or, milliliter!

Dining out has become a $100 proposition.  Isn’t that far beyond the average working stiff?  It certainly is getting there for the senior citizens and people with rug rats.

Sad. 

And it’s all caused by the politicians and bureaucrats “printing” money.

Where does the merry-go-round stop?

Soon I think.

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MONEY: The coming default by the US FED / Treasury?

https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/are-you-ready-coming-us-government-default

Are You Ready For The Coming US Government Default?
by Tyler Durden
Monday, Nov 07, 2022 – 07:20 AM

Authored by MN Gordon via EconomicPrism.com,

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The vast herd of investors are a deluded crowd. Following the Federal Reserve’s much anticipated 75 basis point rate hike on Wednesday the major stock market indexes jumped upward.

Optimistic investors keyed in on the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) statement and, in particular, the remark that the Fed, “will take into account the cumulative tightening of monetary policy, the lags with which monetary policy affects economic activity and inflation and economic and financial developments.”

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In other words, this bear market may not bottom out until well into 2025. What’s more, the entire dollar based financial system will likely blow up sometime beforehand.

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But many won’t recognize heavy handed monetary policy as reasons for their disappointment. The erosion of purchasing power can be subtle over long periods. Moreover, the effects of currency debasement policies extend to all corners of the economy.

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Depends upon how you define default. What happens when no one wants to buy US Treasuries?

It’s going to be ugly. As the interest rate goes up, more of the Federal budget should go to interest on the debt. If they don’t cut, then more dollar printing.

A vicious cycle.

Sigh!

But what will be the form of it? Us tin foil hats are trying to guess will they just: “print”, “default on the bonds (i.e., tough <synonym for excrement> you suckers)”, or something involving a FED version of mandatory bitcoin (i.e., cash is recalled just like gold was)?

And, then what will the sheeple do?

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POLITICAL: Biden spouts off and it appears to a “four Pinocchios” fib

https://www.theburningplatform.com/2022/07/11/bidens-dubious-tale-of-10-year-old-rape-victim-gets-dismantled/

Biden’s Dubious Tale Of 10-Year-Old Rape Victim Gets Dismantled
Via ZeroHedge

  • Last week President Biden regurgitated a single-sourced claim that a 10-year-old girl was raped and forced to cross state lines to get an abortion.

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Kessler notes what journalist Megan Fox pointed out days ago – that “Under Ohio law, a physician, as a mandated reporter under Ohio Revised Code 2151.421, would be required to report any case of known or suspected physical, sexual or emotional abuse or neglect of a child.”

“As a spot check, we contacted child services agencies in some of Ohio’s most populous cities, including Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton and Toledo. None of the officials we reached were aware of such a case in their areas.”

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There is no honesty left in the USA political scene.

At the very least, there’s something for Congress, Illinois bureaucrats, and Oho bureaucrats to investigate!

If true, it’s horrible. If not, it’s a criminal fraud upon “We, The Sheeple”

Shame on all involved.

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Now it comes out that it happened but no one reported it.

Doctors should lose their licenses.  Someone should go to jail for doing the act.

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MONEY: “Blue Light Special” announcement — fiat currencies like the U$D are being stolen by “inflation”

The 5 Stages Of Getting Orange-Pilled
https://www.zerohedge.com/crypto/5-stages-getting-orange-pilled

 — via my feedly newsfeed

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​I’m at “acceptance and hope” stage​.  Back when the employment model switched from “lifetime employment” to “job hopping/consulting”, I told my turkeys that there was now “Blue Light Special” announcement like at the now defunct Kmart to tell them that “the game” had changed.  So to, now, imho, the “financial game” has changed and no announcement is being made.  Bitcoin, alternative forms of money, and other commodities are replacing fiat currencies like the U$D, Euro, and others.  Only the Russian Rouble has made the shift.  All other forms of fiat are subject to “inflation” aka Gooferment Theft. 

Unfortunately, not many have gotten the “non-announcement” and so will pay the tax and take the losses.  Heaven help the bond holders who will get triple screwed (i.e., inflation, loss of income, and loss of capital value) when the 1/7 seesaw rocks against them (i.e., 1% rise in interest rate yields a 7% decrease in the dollar value a bond).

FWIW YMMV and TANSTAAFL (“There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch” From Robert Heinlein’s classic) 

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