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Inflation: a few thoughts

Posted: January 27, 2012 - 9:38am

I know several people on the Peninsula who fully understand what "inflation" really is. If you were born in the 1920s or 30s, you were born in "zero" inflation. Nobody had any money; even the rich had very little. Through the 40s I worked mostly for $1.00 per hour, and after getting out of the Navy in 1955 went to work driving a gravel dump truck for a $1.00 and got another 25 cents when able to back up to the spreader and spread the gravel over the oiled surface.

When I started grade school, of course you had to have a dental check and most of the kids liked to go to this one older dentist. Why? He had molds of Snow White and the Seven dwarfs and filled them with plaster of Paris and gave you one of your choice if you were good. You could paint them, use crayons or whatever. My mother had to pay him $5 for the filling. We have the best dentist on the Peninsula, but the other day, it cost her 1 month plus one-quarter of her next Social Security check for two fillings.

What I call sneaky inflation is when I buy ice cream one week for a half-gallon and the next time the same price for a 1 1/2 quarts of the same kind. We have a kind of bread that we only buy if available. The other day, my wife picked up two loaves and when I went to make a sandwich, the slices were much smaller, too small for my slices of ham and cheese. I looked at the label and figured it out. Again, the price was the same, but the size of the loaf had been reduced from a 2 pound loaf to a 1 pound, 5.6 ounce loaf. Why not be truthful to your customers and just jack the price up a little? When this happens to every item in the store, I think we are sitting at 50 percent or more inflation just over the last 3 years.

People in Washington know nothing about this as their maids and servants probably do all their buying. Also I think most of them are trying to use the "New Math." How can students understand it when the teachers can/t teach it?

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Jerry 01/29/12 - 07:42 pm
GR8 News from the promiser of

GR8 News from the promiser of a New Hope & Fundamental Change to Believe in.
The Obamanation of Desolation plans to Double the minimum wage so people can catch up with the runaway money printing presses. That should help, NOT.

I started climbing power poles back in West TX. in1971 for $1.00 an hr, that was $160.00 a month, big money, eat steak non-stop, gas was .17 cents a galon, except when gas wars hit, then alot lower.

I moved to Colorado to join the union in 1973 and made $5.99 an hr.
I moved due to a promised raise that never came, all due to an unscrupulous employer, ya know thats why unions were first formed.

At any rate about inflation, yes its on the rise and its a planned Hope & Fundamental Change for a Total control of the Masses, & food is the next Tool for control.
A select few Believe in & are working for a Super Union that everyone must belong to or be restricted from all forms of Commerce needed to survive.
The fake oil shortage from our friends in the Middle East will help usher the Dream Act in faster as well, any day now.

With America at 20% unemployment, not this phony 9%, we can already see some action towards this Union, and with the collapse of countries & their giving up of any rights for help to survive, or sustain life, its at a warp speed now.

America's Constitution has prevented US from joining this type of One World Union, but, thats where the Chosen One comes in with that Fundamental Change thingy.
Obama has been hearlded as the Chosen One that will usher America & the World into this New Era and United World of One Union, thats not a good thing for America's soverignity, or the World.

Only a select few are Chosen, those that will follow the Pied Piper off the cliff, giving up all soverignity, becoming Totally dependant on a One World Government/Union to survive.

Hard times are coming, and i mean any day now, as even the simplest minded person can see if they catch any UNFILTERED portion of the Worlds Real News that points directly at it.
WWIII will be yet another means to reduce the Worlds population, just as the first 2 wars were to try and acheive that Utopia, the Utopia that never has worked, and never will, if ruled by men.
We already see the Jews being blamed for all the unrest that will lead to WWIII, just like the first two WW also did.
Big surprize here in blaming the Jews, as evil always has tried to do away with the truth & the Chosen Jewish peoples promise of enjoying their Land & Holy city, Jerusalem.

2012, the Year of Fear, according to the Mayan's & 89+ others societies believe its the end of an ERA of time, and the New beginning, a beginning to be lead by whom and how many Billions must die first?
Will it be a good thing, or not, this New Era & the return of the ancient gods that are being looked for?
I'd say a bad thing, what do ya'll think?

Raoulduke 01/30/12 - 07:09 am

Yeah! Y2K was to be the end of the world according to most religious preaching,Especially the Christian .Then recanted stating they had misinterpreted the bible,and added another 1000 years to our existence.Oh!so surprising.Now because of Obama the inflation is going to end the world in 2012.A prediction made thousands of years ago.During the dark ages ..People were burned at the stack for dabbling in such thoughts,or practice.No! The world is NOT going to end in 2012,and anyone who thinks such rubbish is totally deceiving oneself.Remember!This economic problem did NOT start with Obama.Bush placed 5.6 Trillion dollar debt on us.While Obama has placed a 1.6Trillion dollar addition.The Economy started going downhill after NIXON made his trip to Communist China.Even Barry Goldwater called NIXON a lying SOB for making the trip.He said He would not make.This giving our manufacturing away,and allowing American businesses to operate outside the boundaries of this country to avoid EPA,minimum wage,and unions is the cause.Not The current President.Quit watching Fox subliminal brain washing news.The equivalent of the Enquirer.

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