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(Fox News)   Price of milk fat jumps 71% in six months (used to make ice cream)   ( divider line
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864 clicks; posted to Main » on 24 Jul 2001 at 8:04 AM (16 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-07-24 08:17:45 AM  
"I used to pay $3.99 for a half-gallon"

Oh my heart bleeds (as against yours, which is slowly enlarging)
2001-07-24 09:11:19 AM  
looks like fox news is having a slow day. nothing better to report on than stupid ice cream prices going up? i dont give a shiat about that. fox is the biggest lam0r on the block by far.
2001-07-24 09:15:16 AM  
Well, Friendly's hasn't changed their prices.
2001-07-24 09:19:45 AM  
why is this scary? must have been some lard-ass who posted this - i say reduce the price to increase coronarys which is better for the french economy
2001-07-24 09:42:40 AM  
Christ, that's why my sugar-free vanilla is like, 5 bucks.

I miss Alabama, where it was 2.

2001-07-24 11:03:03 AM  
Bad news for Sally Struthers.
2001-07-24 11:15:29 AM  
What I noticed is that the containers that ice cream comes in are getting smaller. Friendly's is one of them. What looks like a half gallon is now either 58 or 60 Ozs (depending on the company). And this is a trend in many products.
2001-07-24 11:15:51 AM  
I guess the utility of ice cream is less than the utility of alcohol. $4.99 for a 1/2 gallon of ice cream that will last several days and serve several people... Hell, I paid that for a double shot last night that lasted 2 seconds and required another. People need to put things in perspective; I bet this woman has a problem with paying $3.99 for a new toothbrush every other month too.
2001-07-24 12:10:37 PM  
$3.75 for a DQ blueberry sundae??

Hopefully that's a huge'un.
2001-07-24 01:31:41 PM  

Why not combine the two? I was watching Iron Chef on sunday, and one of the chefs had sake ice cream. :)

-= rei =-
2001-07-24 01:42:07 PM  
PETA should have an "Eat the Ice Cream" protest.
2001-07-24 02:19:43 PM  
"I used to pay $3.99 for a half-gallon. Now it's $4.99. I won't pay that. I'll do without,"

She probably makes $40k a year, and is fretting over a freakin dollar.
2001-07-24 02:47:43 PM  

Reminds me of people with gas prices.
"Lets lobby congress to do a formal investigation on rising gas prices and do something about it!"

Yeah, that's what we need to focus our national attention on - having to spend an extra 5-10$ a month on gas is certainly the biggest issue we have, right? :P

Oh, wait, the gas crisis wasn't even real, it was just Bush-induced panic, that's why gas shot down to 1.18$ a gallon where I live, after the refineries broke the news that they had surplus, and the panic was a fraud. :P
Stupid people... panicking over a fake 5-10$ increase, and willing to let all the important programs and civil rights issues in the country go onto a backburner for it...

-= rei =-
2001-07-24 03:55:13 PM  
2001-07-24 04:06:13 PM  


-= rei =-
2001-07-24 04:57:58 PM  
what is this world coming to?

and it still cost $1.69 for gas here so I don't know how you can say that it's fake.
2001-07-24 05:20:15 PM  
It was over 2.00$ here at the peak.

Oh, you live in New York, I remember driving through there. Your prices were the highest place I drove through from Indiana to Vermont. I'd bet your gas prices got up to 2.50$ in places, unless New York temporarily lifted taxes on gasoline or something.

If you want to talk high gas prices, go to Europe. Some parts of europe my father has been to were over 8 USD per gallon when he was there. This is a pittiance. And, even if it *was* 8$ per gallon, that's still be completely negligable compared to most political issues.

No, we're dealing with 1.18$ to 1.69$. Its a pittiance. Its not even worth debate.

-= rei =-
2001-07-24 07:02:56 PM  
Rei: "Oh, wait, the gas crisis wasn't even real, it was just Bush-induced panic, that's why gas shot down to 1.18$ a gallon where I live, after the refineries broke the news that they had surplus, and the panic was a fraud. :P"

Supply and demand. The democrats have pushed and pushed to stop the oil companies from drilling. Supply goes down, demand up and so does prices.

Now that summer is coming to an end, demand is down supplies up, and prices are down. Basic economics.

2001-07-24 07:39:57 PM  
The gas prices started shooting up near the beginning of June, and fell in early july. The "demand" skyrocketed in panic, not real demand, otherwise it would have lasted the whole summer. Secondly, the democrats who, to quote you "pushed and pushed to stop the oil companies from drilling" (only on protected lands mind you) haven't done anything except maintain the status quo - the drilling regulations are just the same as they were last year, and so is the area they're allowed to drill in.

Nothing has changed.

Except that now we have someone in office talking about the desparate need to drill for oil, and how we're in an "energy crisis".

And what was the response?

A temporary surge, which didn't last through the "high demand" season - it didn't even last as long as Bush wanted coontil his alaska bill had gone through - it failed. Votes disappeared once the artificial panic died).

Overall, we're about as short on gas as we are of dirt. And its been this way the whole summer.

And here's another one that I just had to laugh at when I heard it: Bush talking about how the "energy crisis" is what caused the power shortages in California, and expanding drilling would fix it.

*LAUGH*!!!! :)

California doesn't use oil power very much because they're an environmentally conscious state (0.02% of their power - a mere 55gwh - is from oil (excluding imports)) (coal is about 13%, but they have very stringent filters on their coal plants). They haven't used oil when prices were low or high in recent years - they care about the environment too much. Their energy crisis has not the slightest thing to do with the price of oil, it has to do with their silly privatizing of the power market (a republican-led initiative mind you... part of the whole "a deregulated market always is best for the consumers" philosophy they seem to be borrowing from the libertarians recently).

For more information about california power, get it from the horse's mouth:

ja, ne :)

-= rei =-
2001-07-24 10:57:42 PM  
I guess I can scrap my Cream powered car idea.
2001-07-25 01:39:05 PM  
Don't toss it out just yet Max... Remember the article a bit back about using the cow by-products to help power the dairy farm?

I'm sure a moblie version is in the works... And from there it's just a small step from on board cup holder to on board milk fat ---> ice cream maker...

Not really powered by ice cream, but close.
2001-07-25 02:43:50 PM  
I still remember seing a patent for an iron-powered car once... that was neat :)

-= rei =-
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