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    ok enough of this

    I can’t take any more of this global warming!!!

    Down here in Naples FL it never got out of the 40's today The pool even turned on automatically as a freeze precaution. It’s not looking good for tomorrow either. It’s so cold I had to put on socks!! Orlando actually had freezing rain and snow flurries!!! Anyone for Splash Mountain? I’m sure the Canadians are on it.

    Yesterday it was in the mid 70’s so I jumped at the break in the cold and took a drive to the store with the top down just to stock up on milk, bread and TP to hunker down for the weekend. The weird thing is I don’t even use milk and bread.

    I don’t expect to get back in the pool till at least the end of the week.

    For all you northerners snickering at us, you won’t be laughing when you try to buy some OJ and produce.
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    Re: ok enough of this

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    Re: ok enough of this

    Quote Originally Posted by coastal
    The weird thing is I don’t even use milk and bread.
    Just too funny!
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    Re: ok enough of this

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    Re: ok enough of this

    Thanks Coastal!

    Your avatar and location convince me that we are akin in interests and humor
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    Re: ok enough of this

    Coastal have another drink That is what we do in the Flamingo Lounge
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    Re: ok enough of this

    Quote Originally Posted by waste
    Thanks Coastal!

    Your avatar and location convince me that we are akin in interests and humor
    I grew up in CT, I'm trying to get away from the cold but it's not easy. They have closed the schools in Charlotte County due to the cold, I'm sure the kids in CT can relate





    Quote Originally Posted by Brentr
    Coastal have another drink That is what we do in the Flamingo Lounge
    Had to switch from the Mojito to Bloody Mary
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    Re: ok enough of this

    I agree completely with Coastal! I have moved too far north. Time to head south!
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    Re: ok enough of this

    He's right about the produce pricing. It's already jacking prices. I am not pleased.

    The impact on Florida's already hurting economy will not be pretty.

    Wait till you see McDonald's Big Mac go up because they can't get lettuce or tomatoes.

    Salad bars costing more than a T-Bone.


    It isn't going to be pretty.


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    Re: ok enough of this

    I'm all for businesses making a buck to help stimulate the economy and all that jazz but it really galls me with price gouging like that. For instance, I have an aquaintance who is a big-wig in the Apple Growers industry in Michigan, where a bumper crop was yielded this year... farmers are getting pennies for their crop and yet the apple prices in the stores are still at an all time high...why is THAT? And where is that money going??? It's ridiculous!
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    Re: ok enough of this

    Quote Originally Posted by frustratedpoolmom
    I'm all for businesses making a buck to help stimulate the economy and all that jazz but it really galls me with price gouging like that. For instance, I have an aquaintance who is a big-wig in the Apple Growers industry in Michigan, where a bumper crop was yielded this year... farmers are getting pennies for their crop and yet the apple prices in the stores are still at an all time high...why is THAT? And where is that money going??? It's ridiculous!

    Supply and demand.
    Not sure about the price disparity about your friends’ apples but it’s always supply and demand, unless there is another outside force like the government that is also affecting the price.

    Now here is where I’m going to stick my neck out and get flamed but here goes. I do not believe there is such a thing as price gouging. If the price for the OJ were to be forced to stay low, there would be hording because of the low supply. Because the price goes up, it discourages hording and thus the product is available to more people.

    I don’t like paying higher prices any more than the next guy but it always works out for the best if the market forces are left to adjust on their own rather than be artificially manipulated by outside forces.
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    Re: ok enough of this

    Not just supply and demand; transport cost figures into it. Most produce travels by truck and the trucker needs to buy gas.
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    Re: ok enough of this

    Coastal, KUDOS!

    You obviously not only have excellent taste in TV shows and music as well as an advanced sense of humor, but also understand the basics of Macro-Economics

    I'll happily join anyone interested in discussing 'Why Coastal is correct' in the coffee bar (I just hope I can find my copy of Brue & Brue )
    Luv& Luk
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