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(KWWL Waterloo)   Old and busted: $6 a gallon gas. New hotness: $6 a gallon milk   (kwwl.com) divider line 144
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2012-12-05 11:50:10 PM
GODDAMMIT 0BAMA
 
2012-12-05 11:55:44 PM
Meh... I get crappy mileage on milk, anyway
 
2012-12-05 11:57:37 PM
i43.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-06 12:12:45 AM
My first fill up cost me 27 cents a gallon, plus I got a 12 ounce drinking glass and a free fill-up of washer fluid.

Just kidding, we didn't know what washer fluid was back then.
 
2012-12-06 12:20:12 AM
Bring on the glorious free market assrape, just the way unregulated free market should work.
 
2012-12-06 01:16:45 AM
and these same farmers are the ones who hang those big ass signs on the side of th road telling everyone Obama is a Muslim who wants to destroy america with socialism.
 
2012-12-06 01:18:36 AM

GAT_00: Bring on the glorious free market assrape, just the way unregulated free market should work.


OK, we'll just need to calibrate your sphincter for a moment.

RELAX. 
 
2012-12-06 01:38:44 AM
1970's a gallon of gas .36 a gallon of milk $1.15

Damn Nixon!
 
2012-12-06 01:40:07 AM
$6 milk because we're putting the corn in the gas tanks instead of the cow.

Back to ye olde production possibility frontier.
 
2012-12-06 01:41:10 AM
Pshaw, $6.00? Try $12.00 on for size, and find out what a monopoly can do for you. And then get a wife and kid that drink milk like it's going out of style. Then you can complain!
 
2012-12-06 01:43:53 AM
We need MORE COWS. Send in the cows.
 
2012-12-06 01:44:24 AM

log_jammin: and these same farmers are the ones who hang those big ass signs on the side of th road telling everyone Obama is a Muslim who wants to destroy america with socialism.


Yeah I giggled.

We have the same problems in Oz, we keep forgetting that we have to eat - digging up minerals is all nice and fine to buy the things that make life comfortable - but its food production that keeps us alive.

Some of our best food growing areas happen to also be on top of a lot of minerals (mostly coal or gas) and in our current corporate $ driven environment you can guess which industry loses.
 
2012-12-06 01:45:48 AM
For a longtime, we have had a government mandated price floor on milk that set the price at an artificially high minimum. This is just fixing that.
 
2012-12-06 01:46:54 AM
Six bucks for a gallon of plain old milk?

I hate to think what the low-pus stuff might cost.
 
2012-12-06 01:47:43 AM
Milk was free when Hussein Dumbass took office.
 
2012-12-06 01:48:08 AM
Funny, isn't it? How the idea of "starving the beast" always seems so bootstrappy and fun, until you realize that also means not paving the street *you* live on.
 
2012-12-06 01:49:12 AM
Considering so many women are out of work, how about we harvest their breast milk?
 
2012-12-06 01:49:39 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Milk was free when Hussein Dumbass took office.


I have no idea why this made me crack up. Teary eyed even.
 
2012-12-06 01:51:51 AM
I just typed in "14.33 SEK per liter in USD per gallon" and got $8.22 as the result...

Living in Sweden makes these kind of threads a bit bizarre to read. Milk's at about $4.77/gallon here.
 
2012-12-06 01:51:57 AM

EkimProx: Considering so many women are out of work, how about we harvest their breast milk?


next time just fart and hope for a laugh.
 
2012-12-06 01:52:35 AM
fark id be happy to pay $6 for a gallon of milk. The average price here is a couple pennies below $7. About $15 at 7-11 ....

Got to love living in the north.
/ starting wages in town is about $20 per hour
/ a 2000 sq ft house is about $180k
 
2012-12-06 01:54:31 AM

SumoJeb: fark id be happy to pay $6 for a gallon of milk. The average price here is a couple pennies below $7. About $15 at 7-11 ....

Got to love living in the north.
/ starting wages in town is about $20 per hour
/ a 2000 sq ft house is about $180k


Damn that is sweet and I thought I lived in the lucky country.
 
2012-12-06 01:57:43 AM
I'm paying $5.09/gal. Funny that this was greenlighted because I have been wondering what the rest of America is paying. I have been going through a gallon a day lately.
 
2012-12-06 01:59:16 AM
Stop giving welfare to those lazy, shiftless urban folks and "illegals"!!!
/now where are my farming subsidies!!
 
2012-12-06 02:00:09 AM
also, dairy farming sort of sucks but does give you something to do twice a day, every day, no weekends...no vacations...no snow days...nope. twice a day, every day.

moo

fat chick thread?

bronanthebarbarian.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-12-06 02:00:43 AM
These farmers are complaining about price supports that keep milk prices higher than they would be in a free market. They're scaring people. The price of milk should go down without the price supports. That's what they're afraid of.
 
2012-12-06 02:01:17 AM

Walosi: I'm paying $5.09/gal. Funny that this was greenlighted because I have been wondering what the rest of America is paying. I have been going through a gallon a day lately.


Geeze. Sometimes I hate living where I do, other times it's not quite unbearable. This is one of those rare moments.

2.99/ga gas
3.39/ga milk
 
2012-12-06 02:06:11 AM
I been paying $4 for 1/2 gallon for a long while now.

$6 for a gallon would be cheap for me.
 
2012-12-06 02:06:39 AM
Hmm... at a certain point, people might be driven to buy soy milk instead.
 
2012-12-06 02:07:17 AM
Just pump the cows full of rBGH and you'll have so much milk the price can't help but go down.
 
2012-12-06 02:08:59 AM
Link

Study it out!
 
2012-12-06 02:10:21 AM

Dadoody: I been paying $4 for 1/2 gallon for a long while now.

$6 for a gallon would be cheap for me.


Same, and a 1/2 gallon lasts me over a month.
 
2012-12-06 02:11:38 AM

SumoJeb: fark id be happy to pay $6 for a gallon of milk. The average price here is a couple pennies below $7. About $15 at 7-11 ....

Got to love living in the north.
/ starting wages in town is about $20 per hour
/ a 2000 sq ft house is about $180k


Add about $600k to the home price and it sounds about like here in Honolulu.
 
2012-12-06 02:11:47 AM

He said he's in favor of market forces driving the prices of milk, but dairy farmers have, for decades, had the safety net of federal programs when milk prices plummeted. Until now

trinities.org
 
2012-12-06 02:11:51 AM

Mr. Carpenter: 2.99/ga gas
3.39/ga milk


gas today 3.29
milk 3.98
 
2012-12-06 02:12:22 AM
Fark it. That shiat is poison anyway. Dairy is more or less dietary shiat.
 
ecl
2012-12-06 02:13:17 AM

Omahawg: also, dairy farming sort of sucks but does give you something to do twice a day, every day, no weekends...no vacations...no snow days...nope. twice a day, every day.

moo

fat chick thread?

[bronanthebarbarian.files.wordpress.com image 407x459]


WHERE'S THE MILK!?
 
2012-12-06 02:21:24 AM

Omahawg: also, dairy farming sort of sucks but does give you something to do twice a day, every day, no weekends...no vacations...no snow days...nope. twice a day, every day.

moo

fat chick thread?

[bronanthebarbarian.files.wordpress.com image 407x459]


Now that I can turn into gas, but it will not fly.
 
2012-12-06 02:22:20 AM
As a Libertarian who is not an outrageous free-marketer, why the hell do we need to constantly subsidize, price-fix, and choose winners in food markets by pouring government funds into some programs (but not others) at taxpayer expense? We are very fortunate in the US to have diverse staple sources - corn, wheat, soybeans, and even rice and potatoes - so people can easily switch staples during an off cycle. Cow's milk is not really a necessity and the price could rise and fall significantly without impacting anyone greatly (yes, I know the farmers complain when the prices fall because revenues decline, but what's new?). If we stop subsidizing corn ethanol, we get better quality gasoline and cheaper food prices across the board, as well as better use of farmland and less govt expenditure on ethanol programs. The "free market" can't do everything, but it is a great system for managing prices and supplies when people can choose to buy less or eat differently. Perhaps part of the problem is that we are operating as if it is still World War II and we have to delicately manage every aspect of food supply or we will all starve.
 
2012-12-06 02:23:03 AM
Water is $6 gallon... don't know what the big fuss is.
 
2012-12-06 02:23:59 AM
that was crude and insensitive and posted in a moment of weakness

i'm sorry.
 
2012-12-06 02:24:48 AM

BoxOfBees: As a Libertarian who is not an outrageous free-marketer, why the hell do we need to constantly subsidize, price-fix, and choose winners in food markets by pouring government funds into some programs (but not others) at taxpayer expense? We are very fortunate in the US to have diverse staple sources - corn, wheat, soybeans, and even rice and potatoes - so people can easily switch staples during an off cycle. Cow's milk is not really a necessity and the price could rise and fall significantly without impacting anyone greatly (yes, I know the farmers complain when the prices fall because revenues decline, but what's new?). If we stop subsidizing corn ethanol, we get better quality gasoline and cheaper food prices across the board, as well as better use of farmland and less govt expenditure on ethanol programs. The "free market" can't do everything, but it is a great system for managing prices and supplies when people can choose to buy less or eat differently. Perhaps part of the problem is that we are operating as if it is still World War II and we have to delicately manage every aspect of food supply or we will all starve.


Yes to your last 15 words.

The rest LOL.
 
2012-12-06 02:25:26 AM

What_Would_Jimi_Do: Mr. Carpenter: 2.99/ga gas
3.39/ga milk

gas today 3.29
milk 3.98


we are paying 3.15 for gas and the milk usually runs around 4.00. Walmart the "home of low prices" is actually the highest in town. We have a shoppers card at the Walgreens and CVS. They have alternating sales and we can usually get the milk on sale for under 3.00/gallon. We have a shoppers card at a Homeland and their new program we can buy so much in groceries and it activates saving in gas for our car. The other day when they scanned it, we ended up saving .30 cents/gallon and ended up paying well under the average for the area.
 
2012-12-06 02:25:56 AM
www.grocerycouponnetwork.com

Problem?
 
2012-12-06 02:26:16 AM
$1.99 a quart here, but I usually only buy 2 of them a month tops for cooking. I think that the gallon price is about $5.50 or so.
 
2012-12-06 02:29:43 AM
I dunno. I don't drink milk.

Of course, I don't drink gasoline, either; so I can't really say which is a bigger ripoff.
 
2012-12-06 02:31:13 AM

nmemkha: [www.grocerycouponnetwork.com image 270x224]

Problem?


I prefer 8th Continent, myself. Nothing against milk in itself, but I get neurotic about all the hormones that are pumped into it. I try to avoid most beef for the same reason.
 
2012-12-06 02:31:39 AM
Gallon gas is $3.21
Gallon of milk yesterday $3.49 today $3.59

I have 4 kids too.. ugh, second job time.
 
2012-12-06 02:33:22 AM
I was promised free stuff from the government by voting for Obama. Where's my free gas and milk at?
 
2012-12-06 02:33:59 AM

GAT_00: Bring on the glorious free market assrape, just the way unregulated free market should work.


Sarcasm? If not, proof (once more) that you seldom have any idea what you are talking about. Economics isn't simple. The fact of the matter is that we have a mixed economy, and the milk industry is currently front-loaded with all sorts of regulations that tend to drive up the price of operations. An important one, alluded to in the article, is the price of feed grain. Hmmmmm.... I wonder what federal program(s) could be causing the price of grain to go through the roof? Something something (cough cough ethanol cough cough) something something.....
 
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