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   Old and busted: $6 a gallon gas. New hotness: $6 a gallon milk

06 Dec 2012 01:33 AM   |   5776 clicks   |   KWWL Waterloo
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Lionel Mandrake    [TotalFark]  
GODDAMMIT 0BAMA

05 Dec 2012 11:50 PM
MaudlinMutantMollusk    [TotalFark]  
Meh... I get crappy mileage on milk, anyway

05 Dec 2012 11:55 PM
DanZero    [TotalFark]  
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05 Dec 2012 11:57 PM
Marcus Aurelius    [TotalFark]  
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.

06 Dec 2012 12:12 AM
GAT_00     
Bring on the glorious free market assrape, just the way unregulated free market should work.

06 Dec 2012 12:20 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.

06 Dec 2012 01:16 AM
Marcus Aurelius    [TotalFark]  

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. 

06 Dec 2012 01:18 AM
Mr.Man     
1970's a gallon of gas .36 a gallon of milk $1.15

Damn Nixon!

06 Dec 2012 01:38 AM
wildcardjack     
$6 milk because we're putting the corn in the gas tanks instead of the cow.

Back to ye olde production possibility frontier.

06 Dec 2012 01:40 AM
twomutts     
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!

06 Dec 2012 01:41 AM
Hector Remarkable     
We need MORE COWS. Send in the cows.

06 Dec 2012 01:43 AM
Langdon_777     

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.

06 Dec 2012 01:44 AM
HotWingAgenda    [TotalFark]  
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.

06 Dec 2012 01:45 AM
TomD9938     
Six bucks for a gallon of plain old milk?

I hate to think what the low-pus stuff might cost.

06 Dec 2012 01:46 AM
Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom     
Milk was free when Hussein Dumbass took office.

06 Dec 2012 01:47 AM
MisterTweak    [TotalFark]  
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.

06 Dec 2012 01:48 AM
EkimProx     
Considering so many women are out of work, how about we harvest their breast milk?

06 Dec 2012 01:49 AM
Valeriyance     

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.

06 Dec 2012 01:49 AM
FurbyGoneFubar     
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.

06 Dec 2012 01:51 AM
log_jammin     

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.

06 Dec 2012 01:51 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

06 Dec 2012 01:52 AM
Langdon_777     

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.

06 Dec 2012 01:54 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.

06 Dec 2012 01:57 AM
Begoggle     
Stop giving welfare to those lazy, shiftless urban folks and "illegals"!!!
/now where are my farming subsidies!!

06 Dec 2012 01:59 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?

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06 Dec 2012 02:00 AM
muddythinker     
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.

06 Dec 2012 02:00 AM
Mr. Carpenter     

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

06 Dec 2012 02:01 AM
Dadoody     
I been paying $4 for 1/2 gallon for a long while now.

$6 for a gallon would be cheap for me.

06 Dec 2012 02:06 AM
RodneyToady    [TotalFark]  
Hmm... at a certain point, people might be driven to buy soy milk instead.

06 Dec 2012 02:06 AM
whither_apophis     
Just pump the cows full of rBGH and you'll have so much milk the price can't help but go down.

06 Dec 2012 02:07 AM
MFAWG     
Link

Study it out!

06 Dec 2012 02:08 AM
7th Son of a 7th Son     

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.

06 Dec 2012 02:10 AM
Atomic Spunk     

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.

06 Dec 2012 02:11 AM
Eric The Pilot     

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

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06 Dec 2012 02:11 AM
What_Would_Jimi_Do     

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


gas today 3.29
milk 3.98

06 Dec 2012 02:11 AM
cbcs     
Fark it. That shiat is poison anyway. Dairy is more or less dietary shiat.

06 Dec 2012 02:12 AM
ecl     

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.c om image 407x459]


WHERE'S THE MILK!?

06 Dec 2012 02:13 AM
Marcus Aurelius    [TotalFark]  

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.c om image 407x459]


Now that I can turn into gas, but it will not fly.

06 Dec 2012 02:21 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.

06 Dec 2012 02:22 AM
filter     
Water is $6 gallon... don't know what the big fuss is.

06 Dec 2012 02:23 AM
Omahawg     
that was crude and insensitive and posted in a moment of weakness

i'm sorry.

06 Dec 2012 02:23 AM
Langdon_777     

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.

06 Dec 2012 02:24 AM
jimmyjackfunk     

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.

06 Dec 2012 02:25 AM
nmemkha     
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Problem?

06 Dec 2012 02:25 AM
Radioactive Ass     
$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.

06 Dec 2012 02:26 AM
Gyrfalcon     
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.

06 Dec 2012 02:29 AM
Wayne 985     

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.

06 Dec 2012 02:31 AM
lokis_mentor    [TotalFark]  
Gallon gas is $3.21
Gallon of milk yesterday $3.49 today $3.59

I have 4 kids too.. ugh, second job time.

06 Dec 2012 02:31 AM
Weatherkiss     
I was promised free stuff from the government by voting for Obama. Where's my free gas and milk at?

06 Dec 2012 02:33 AM
Just Another OC Homeless Guy     

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.....

06 Dec 2012 02:33 AM
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