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The Price Of Ground Beef Has DOUBLED Since The Last Financial Crisis

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Burger And Fries - Photo by Ewan MunroSince the depths of the last recession, the price of ground beef in the United States has doubled.  Has your paycheck doubled since then?  Even though the Federal Reserve insists that we are in a “low inflation” environment, the government’s own numbers show that the price of ground beef has been on an unprecedented run over the past six years.  In early 2009, the average price of a pound of ground beef was hovering near 2 dollars.  In February, it hit a brand new all-time record high of $4.238 per pound.  Even just 12 months ago, the price of ground beef was sitting at $3.555 per pound.  So we are talking about a huge increase.  And this hits American families where they really live.  Each year, the average American consumes approximately 270 pounds of meat.  The only nation in the world that eats more meat than we do is Luxembourg.  If the paychecks of American workers were going up fast enough to deal with this increase, it wouldn’t be that big of a deal.  But of course that is not happening.  In an article just last week, I showed that real median household income is a couple thousand dollars lower now than it was during the depths of the last recession.  The middle class is being squeezed, and we are rapidly getting to the point where burgers are going to be considered a “luxury” item.

The following chart was posted by the Economic Policy Journal on Wednesday, and it incorporates the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  When I first saw it, I was rather stunned.  I knew that the price of ground beef had become rather outrageous in my local grocery stores, but I had no idea just how much damage had been done over the past six years…

Beef Price - Economic Policy Journal

The biggest reason why the price of ground beef has been going up is the fact that the U.S. cattle herd has been shrinking.  It shrunk seven years in a row, and on January 1st, 2014 it was the smallest that it had been since 1951.

The good news is that the decline appears to have stopped, at least for the moment.  According to the Wall Street Journal, the size of the U.S. cattle herd actually increased by 1 percent last year…

The U.S. cattle herd expanded in 2014 for the first time in eight years, offering hope to consumers that beef prices could start to subside after soaring to a series of records.

The nation’s cattle supply increased 1% in the year through Jan. 1 to 89.8 million head, according to data released Friday by the U.S. Agriculture Department, reversing a steady decline fueled by prolonged drought in the southern U.S. Great Plains and industry consolidation that encouraged many ranchers to thin herds.

But an increase of 1 percent is just barely going to keep up with the official population growth rate.  If you factor in illegal immigration, we are still losing ground.

And if we have another major drought in cattle country this summer, the cattle herd is going to start shrinking again.

In addition, the price of food overall has been steadily rising for years.  Here is a chart that I shared the other day

Presentation Food Inflation

It boggles the mind that the Federal Reserve can claim that we are in a “low inflation” environment.  Anyone that goes grocery shopping feels the pain of these rising prices every time that they go to the store.

In the list that I put together yesterday, I included the following statistic…

Almost half of all Americans (47 percent) do not put a single penny out of their paychecks into savings.

One of the primary reasons why so many Americans are not saving any money is because many families simply cannot save any money.  Their paychecks are stagnant while the cost of living just keeps going up and up.

There simply are not enough “good jobs” out there anymore.  Our economy continues to bleed middle class jobs and the competition for the jobs that remain is quite intense.

Do you know what the two most common occupations in America today are?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, they are “retail sales clerk” and “cashier”.

And of course neither of those “occupations” pays even close to what is required to support a middle class family.

On average, a retail sales clerk makes $24,020 a year, and a cashier makes $20,670 a year.

Because the quality of our jobs has declined so much, there are millions of American families today in which both the mother and the father are working multiple jobs in a desperate attempt to make ends meet each month.

But don’t worry, the Federal Reserve says that we are nearly at “full employment“, and Barack Obama says that everything is going to be just fine.

Actually, the truth is that things are about to get a lot worse.  At this point, we are even getting pessimistic numbers out of the Federal Reserve.  Just this week we learned that the Fed is now projecting that economic growth for the first quarter of 2015 will be barely above zero

From almost 2.5% GDP growth expectations in February, The Atlanta Fed’s GDPNow model has now collapsed its estimates of Q1 GDP growth to just 0.2%plunging from +1.4% just 2 weeks ago. The reality of plunging capex and no decoupling is starting to rear its ugly head in the hard data and as the sun warms things up, weather will start to lose its ability to sway sentiment.

We are at a turning point.  The bubble of false stability that we have been living in is rapidly coming to an end, and when people start to realize that another great economic crisis is coming there is going to be a lot of panic.

And as far as food prices go, they are just going to keep taking a bigger chunk out of all of our wallets.

As high as prices are already, the truth is that your food dollars are never going to go farther than they do right now.

So let us hope for the best, but let us also get prepared for the worst.

  • Guest

    Some of the food items that I buy regularly have actually gone down over the past few months. For example, a few months ago a 2 lb. package of Belgioioso Provolone Cheese at Costco was $9.29. Then it went down to $8.79. When I purchased it last Saturday it was $7.99.

  • Always Tomorrow

    Fact #1 The Price Of Ground Beef Has DOUBLED Since The Last Financial Crisis.

    Fact #2 The Price Of Oil Is Less Than HALF Of What It Was Since The Last Financial Crisis.

    I eat 1 pound of ground beef a week and use about 20 gallons of gasoline a week.

    For every negative fact there are positive ones. I refuse to look only at negative information. It is not good for your mind.

    • Paul

      Always Tomorrow,
      When it comes to America’s economy the negative statistics vastly outnumber the positive statistics. I view many different news sources. Such sources include mainstream sources such as CNBC and the WSJ. Alternative media sources are Zero Hedge and this blog.
      An excellent site to visit is the U.S Debt Clock Org website. The site shows how America’s debt levels have skyrocketed, unfunded liabilities have exploded, that half of Americans are on government assistance, wages are stagnant, that almost 93 million Americans are not in the labor force, and over 44 million Americans are living in poverty.
      I personally have come to the conclusion that America’s economy is in really bad shape. To systemic corruption that exists in America’s government and financial institutions. The middle class is being eviscerated.

      • Always Tomorrow

        I agree with you 100% on everything you said.

        I have come to this conclusion. I can not control the actions of others…period. I can not lower unemployment except by one. I can not reduce the dependance of people on the government except by one. I am only responsible for my actions.

        I wish I could change how people live and think but I can not. I guess I am just tired of seeing the direction everything is going and I just do not see an up side to dwelling on it and thinking where it is going.

        I have done the best I can at preparing but ultimately I feel that the ones who have planed and stayed out of debt and worked their entire lives, as I have will be screwed by the “system” in the end.

        Enough of that. On to happier thoughts….Like working Good Friday for double time and a half.

        • Paul

          Sounds good!

        • Elizabeth Cunningham

          It would be better if you took off Good Friday and spent time in Church.

          • alan

            Not worth taking vacation time for that. Rich people can though.

        • Orac4Prez

          Enjoy your penalty rates while you can! In Australia, the Business council and government are trying to get rid of them. (They cite America often as not having them!) Some areas like simply picking grapes which the wineries want done at night so the grapes don’t get warm before they are crushed, the workers go to the fields at say 12 pm to pick and get NO overtime or penalty rates. And if you work in hospitality or a shop and refuse to work (on any) Sundays, Easter etc, your fired!

    • MichaelfromTheEconomicCollapse

      The last time the price of oil crashed like this, the U.S. economy was plunged into the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.

      Right now, thousands of oil workers in the United States and Canada are being laid off from good paying jobs, capital expenditures are being reduced by billions of dollars, and trillions of dollars in derivatives are at risk.

      If you think that the decline in the price of oil is good news, you don’t understand what is going on.

      • Catman

        Excellent point. And the thrashing the energy sector is taking is probably the biggest reason 1qtr GDP is going to come in so low. The markets seem to have the jitters already about that report. I see no way the Fed will raise the Fed funds rate once these negative reports start rolling out. If anything the markets will clamor for QE 4 and the Fed will oblige.

        • alan

          Its just a matter of time until something breaks loose. Then oil prices will go to the moon right next to beef. That will not be a recovery.

      • Always Tomorrow

        I understand this, it cost ME less every time I fill up at the pump.

        I also understand the last time economy was plunged into the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression it did not effect ME one bit. Zero!

        A little bit of planning made this possible. Stay out of debt and pay off the debt that I did have (house) as fast as possible.

        When I was looking for work after my plant closed over a decade ago I looked in fields that I felt would be secure. I didn’t take the first job I was offered I took the one I felt had the best future. I work at an herbicide plant who’s customer base is 95% farmers.

        When times get bad last I checked most people do not stop eating.

        I think many many (not all) of the situations people find them selves in are because of making the wrong decisions. Some of them many many years ago.

        Again, I refuse to look at only bad news.. Pay close attention to it, Yes., dwell on it, No!

        • K

          I understand what you say, and it is all very wise. But do you see no difference between last time and this time? Since last time, the Government has built up large stockpiles of food and ammunition. Since last time, the Government has supplied war machines and advance weapons to local police. Since last time, military drills are taking place inside American cities. I would not be so sure, things will not be very different this time.

          • Alwaystomorrow

            It is a very good chance things will be very different indeed. I have done everything that I can. Now it is time to continue on with life and make changes as necessary.

            Kind of like driving to work, gas up, inflate tires, plan route and go. If something changes on the way (deer, accident, etc.) then i make adjustments.

        • Ray

          good Point. The last time sticks got cheap in March 2009 I backed up,the truck and made so much money I retired and no longer feed the beast. Eat healthy (limited beef if any). Work out and enjoy the beauty that is this great country of ours!

        • Peter

          “I think many many (not all) of the situations people find them selves in are because of making the wrong decisions.” True, but the world has changed so fast.It’s upside down, and no one could predict the right decision.
          Also the opportunity of the past no longer exist today. I’m glad your farming decision worked out for you, but for other farmers that are going bankrupt. Being squeezed out by mega farms backed by huge corporations and money, not so much.

        • NoMo Monsatan

          Great, so you’re a Monsanto troll. Congratulations on your active role in ending life as we knew it on this planet.

      • Ray

        The reason oil is back to normal now is due to oversupply.

        • Gay Veteran

          and declining demand

    • jaxon64

      look it up–it’s a fact, on inauguration day in Jan. 2009 the national average for a gallon of gas was $1.87 per gallon…so actually, the price of ground beef has doubled AND gasoline has gone up 30%…….
      But it is nice to look at the “sunny side of life”- at least we have our health..

    • Peter

      Oil has dropped more then half in price per barrel, but at the pumps only 20-30 percent.

  • Bill

    Surely you understand the increase in beef prices is due to the drop in the unemployment rate. With so many more people working they are now competing for a limited supply of beef and thus driving up the price. This is just basic o-nomics.

    • T.

      Yes. One of Obama’s talking points.

    • quercus454

      That was good for a laugh!

  • CynicalGuy42

    Look on the bright side, if you’re poor you can milk the system, get stuff like food stamps, subsidized housing, grants, etc.
    To be honest though, I don’t think the loss of middle-class jobs is good, I mean, it helps to have a stable middle-class.

    • RageHard84

      I guess there’s that. College is expensive and if you’re poor you’ve more access to college tuition money. But our consumption-driven economy isn’t going to thrive if more of us our poor. Now, if we remained with a large middle-class or the upper-class grew, on the other hand…

  • Eric

    Why is it remarkable to note that “retail sales clerk” and “cashier” are the two dominant jobs? What do you think they ought to be? In a country that focuses on commerce and consumerism, this is no surprise.

    • T.

      In a prosperous nation, manufacturing and high tech and transportation that pay a living wage – you know, like the America of the 1960’s and 1970’s. These predominantly low wage jobs – show that we are a nation in steep decline as far as the standard of living for average Americans.

  • Coffeedrinker

    Here is what I recommend: eat organic (U.S.D.A certified) fruits and vegetables) rather than beef. The organic produce will have more of (and most) of the nutrients that your body needs for survival. Then, occasionally, supplement your meals with small bit size pieces of chicken (“the other meat”).

    Does that sound like a plan?

    • Natural selection would prefer that you keep that to yourself 🙂 In other words, I agree.

    • RageHard84

      Don’t eliminate beef, maybe some fish and pork would do well in your diet. But definitely less beef than before.
      Turkey is good.
      Maybe I should start eating rabbit, goat, mutton, and/or locusts.

      • quercus454

        One would think that now that fuel prices are lower, it would translate into lower food costs. I believe before, transportation costs were the supposed explanation for the rising costs. I live in a ranching area. Beef is the biggest industry. Beef prices here are as high as anywhere. Pork is ridiculous, even though there is a huge Farmer John pig farm within 20 miles. Produce varies, but is generally more then I paid in Calif. Poultry is about the same, it has went up. Ground turkey is more then ground beef. Perhaps earthworms will be on the menu soon.

        • RageHard84

          I hope it won’t come to that. Locusts and grasshoppers I’ll take. If it’s good enough for kosher, it’s good enough for me, especially since I don’t follow kosher.

        • James

          Transportation was a big factor, yet now its EPA and its fight on cheap energy, and any standing water source.

    • alan

      Organic stuff is regular produce with a organic label on it at double the price.
      I’ve heard long pork is good.

    • Orange Jean

      Reminds me that every single time the news has come out with something is “healthy” for you… the price skyrockets. It used to be fish was cheap, now I rarely feel I can afford it. Same with chicken and turkey. The minute people start eating more fruits and veggies (especially if they go for organic) those prices start skyrocketing as well. Beans the same.

      In the meantime, while I appreciate a well balanced diet and love veggies… I don’t think there’s anything wrong with eating meat. If you don’t want to, fine… just don’t lecture the rest of us, OK?

      BTW, I tried vegetarian for a few years, but always found I got bad sugar cravings (something I don’t get when I add a modest amount of some kind of meat. I also know quite a few vegetarians and vegans who seem also to get sugar cravings, a lot more than other people. So it seems to me something is missing from those diets the body doesn’t get those out of control cravings for no reason.

  • K

    Ground beef is just one example. When you loose 25 percent of your fresh vegetables, what do you think the prices on those will be? Thanks to the drought. Many California farmers are making more profit selling water, than planting crops. So even this year, the crops coming out of California, will be reduced. This may seem like not that big a thing. But all these things are adding up. Now I hear some of the northern chicken and turkey flocks are showing a new strain of avian flu. Hopefully they manage to control it.

    • SunnyFlaSnotress

      Did you know that recently HPAI (high path) H5N1 made it to Washington State? In Asia, H5N1 has a 60% mortality rate.
      “They say” the USA H5N1 strain isn’t a threat to people, but nobody’s caught it.. yet. H5N1 has been found previously in the USA, but only the low path variety.

      • K

        Yes, but so far only in ducks. Have you heard something different? I assure you, this is a honest question.

        • SunnyFlaSnotress

          Only in 1 teal (type of duck).. that they found.. so far.

          • K


    • quercus454

      The entire southwest is a desert. Ca has had 100 year droughts in it’s past. 2 years ago farmers were taking out nut trees because of the drought and cost of wells. Think beef has went up, check out the cost of walnuts and almonds.

  • GetReal4U2

    Barack Obama says that everything is going to be just fine..
    those words alone should scare any honest American…TIME IS SHORT…

    • Mike Adams

      That’s correct. Obama always says that, he is our presedint.

  • Paul

    Hate the high beef prices. However I am not going Vegan. I love steaks on the grill too much.

    • K2

      If you love your heart, atleast reduce beef consumption a little bit. I am not asking you to go vegan, eat other meats like chicken, and if possible lamb or mutton (not fish though because mercury and all).

    • SunnyFlaSnotress

      Nice Pork Ribs smothered in BBQ sauce.. Yum!

  • VigilanteCaregiver

    We’re legalizing urban livestock around here. Got chickens, ducks, pigeons, quail, rabbits, and now pygmy and dwarf goats legalized.

    Gonna get a delivery of two milk/meat doe’s soon. No ram; too dangerous and not legal. Will use AI techniques. 1/2 gallon milk daily; carcass comes to 15 lbs. dressed; twins are common.

    Government and corporations can try, but the good Lord gave us the real authority.

  • Biz Duck

    I live high in the mountains in cattle country in Costa Rica. Ground beef, depending on the quality grade runs between $3.00 to $4.00 per pound, gas is $5.50 a gallon and cheese $6.00 for an 8 ounce bag of shredded. All of these things are government subsidized in the U.S. but not here. You can however, go shopping at the produce markets and go home with 20 lbs. of fruits and vegetables for about $8.00, all locally grown with no GMO’s. Health insurance is $56.00 per person per month here, 100% coverage and 100% perscriptions are included. There are NO entitlement programs here, fall on your face, move in with a family member, that’s it.

    • Same here in Peru. Fruits and vegetables like strawberries, bananas, potatoes, avocados, mango, tangerines, etc. are so cheap I almost feel guilty when I buy them. My imported peanut butter from Amerikka, however, costs me almost 7 bucks for a small jar. Gotta have it though. Dental work, medical costs, even the veterinarian for our dog, is much cheaper than in Amerikka.

    • Mike Adams

      Why do you live there?


    Throw in Obama Care Deductibles and Premiums and….what can go wrong?

  • kathym2

    I just wonder how much longer we can all go on like this. Something has got to give, something has got to crash. We are all hanging on by a thread trying to live.

    • K

      Kathy, that is a good question. I would have thought last winter. The weather was perfect for controlling peoples’ movement. Something is still not in place, from their perspective. The only thing I can think of, is they still do not have enough people to support their actions. So perhaps a large false flag, will happen just before it goes down the drain. To shift the opinion of that many people. It will not be something you could miss.

    • SunnyFlaSnotress

      I dunno,, I’m ready to buy a house in cash.
      First I mean to buy a gun.

    • Ray

      Who are you talking about?

      • T.

        The 49%.

  • Chris Sky

    but really there’s only 2% inflation each year people… The Government said so!

  • PurpleWings

    I am a cashier. I made $19,000 last year – at “part time” hours of roughly 32hrs/week. I am only making $10.40/hr and although I have my annual review/raise in a couple of months, I don’t expect to be at anything more than $11.00. I have previous experience working data entry for a large cell phone manufacturer and for a government contractor. I worked towards my AA in medical billing and received my degree three years ago. In the five years I have been looking for that kind of work in my area, applying to every opening I can find, I am still a cashier. Luckily my husband is a long-time machine operator with a local company. He makes more than $20/hr but our bills became overwhelming a couple of years ago when we bought a house so he has been working a second job for about ten months. We definitely feel squeezed. We recently were able to re-finance some of our high-interest accounts into a lower interest loan with the credit union to help us pay things off quicker. That’s all we can do at this point. We save very little, but we make sure we have two weeks’ worth of food in the house in case of a short term emergency. Almost all of our friends are doing the same things we are – paying off debt, cooking from scratch, planting gardens and raising chickens, making homemade clothes and other goods, and most importantly not buying much at all. Being a CONSUMER is not who we are.

    • Lorungee

      I always thought the word “consumer”, to be an insult when used to describe a “normal” U.S. of A. human being. Being called a consumer is akin to being called a pig.

  • Priszilla

    Demand and supply. That’s how markets should work.

  • Illegal

    Part of the reason for the price increase is because our food supply is controlled by two to four companies. In order to please the stock holders these companies need to post profits thus the need to increase prices even in bad economic times. Smithfield a large pork producer was sold to the Chinese. Many small farms are forced out due to environmental and land use regulations. Go to Japan. Small ag plots are part of the suburban landscape. We need to wake up, but I’m afraid its to late.

    • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

      Japan is irradiated, but otherwise not a bad idea. Maybe Mongolia or Eastern Russia is better?

  • rant1200 .

    Who cares,quit eating beef in 94′.Worst food you can eat.Artery clogging crap.

    • Ray


    • Antirant2100

      Your information is outdated. Much newer research has proven that the reason beef was shown as so unhealthy in older studies was the way the factory-farm cattle were being raised.

      Factory-farmed cattle live a life of physical and emotional stress, being crowded together, terrorized, denied basic movement and herd activities, shot full of toxic chemicals and synthetic hormones, etc…. is it any surprise that research has shown that eating meat from animals raised in that way is fundamentally unhealthy?

      However, newer research which was designed to exactly duplicate dozens of older studies, except that grass-fed, free-roaming cows fed on pasture were used in place of mass-production, factory-farmed cattle.

      The newer research is actually disproving that beef is unhealthy, and instead, beef from healthy, happy animals has been proven to be very health-improving and life-promoting.

      Check into it for yourself, although I realize you’ll have trouble finding the newer research thanks to Google’s new “truthiness” filter, wherein Google sets itself up as the ultimate arbiter of “truth” and buries sites which reveal information counter to the mainstream narrative.

  • Demi Monde

    GOOD. I am glad it’s doubled. I hope it quadruples.

  • DJohn1

    The problem was exposed when the Bundy rancher refused to go along with renting free grazing land a few years ago.
    Harry Reed and company are responsible.
    Using the EPA and the tortoise excuse they were putting a lot of ranchers right out of business.
    So now we worry about beef prices? How about worrying about the Mafia Gang in D.C. that is causing the problem?
    Right now it seems to be a Democrat corruption. But the other day, they had a little vote and 343 members of both parties voted the same way. I would be looking at that vote very carefully to see who is actually in the back pocket of someone very wealthy.
    Same went for a Security law a while back. They voted to do away with due process of law. That means the government can come to your house in the middle of the night and take any one of us away without due process of law. In Russia maybe, here maybe we need a whole new set of scoundrels in D.C. The other ones currently in office are getting really scary.
    The reason that COLA is set up so that inflation looks so small is they would have to pay everyone on Social Security a whole lot more if they were being honest about it and if COLA was administered like it was originally planned when the law on increases was put in.
    The priorities of government are very wrong right now.
    We can send 300 million to Egypt without the blink of an eye. But giving raises to all those poor pensioners, no.
    We are at war with countries in the Middle East. Most do not even know about it. Yet it is spending billions to stay there.
    No declared war? Fear not, any time now one of those radical groups will set a city on fire right here in the good old USA.
    And that is only one small part of a story of corruption in government and law that favors those with real money against those without.
    We have a space program. It spends 700 plus million a year to find out if there is a live microbe on Mars and elsewhere in the solar system.
    I think the plan is if there is other life in the solar system, they plan to use that to say Christianity is a false religion. How, I do not really know. But it explains the huge amount of money given to this project.
    Meantime back at the ranch, the EPA is the Enemy No. 1 for producing food for millions at a price everyone can afford. Not to mention the activities of other bureaus. Like FDA making it so expensive to develop new drugs that the difference between the old generic drug and the new can be a small fortune.
    Meantime, you have altered food in the food supply causing all kinds of diseases and problems. Just about every cereal in the grocery has this altered food in it.
    You have wheat that has doubled genes to what the original had. In that wheat you have the start of massive diabetes problems and obese people.

    Yet half the foods in the grocery have these altered wheat in one form or another.
    I wonder if those factory cows are fed this wheat or genetically altered soy or corn?
    Until the American Public has had enough and takes these people out of office, I do not see a light at the end of the tunnel here. It may just be impossible to change at this point in time.

    • Orange Jean

      You are a mind reader! I was thinking a lot of those same things but you beat me to it.

    • quercus454

      The real solution is new leadership and an informed public! Lol of that ever happening.

      • DJohn1

        I agree. Breaking the monopoly of the two party system at the state level is the key.
        Never going to happen in our lifetimes.

        • James

          Need to have two parties to have a two party system… We have two names for the same party.

  • Jim Clark

    Roadkill stew makes some mighty fine eating.

    • Dead possum roadkill stew with carrots, onions and potatoes is my fave !

    • SunnyFlaSnotress

      Don’t go for the 9-banded armadillo. They can carry transmissible Leprosy.. and it can take 20 years for the symptoms to show

  • piccadillybabe

    When the price is that high, I refuse to buy it. Can’t remember the last time I bought ground beef. Around St. Pat’s day, I get corned beef/brisket which can be had pretty reasonable, 1/2 price or lower. Hopefully the herds will come back. Even if they do, they will be grazing on GMO grass lands which are drought resistant. If you don’t mind having a little “Roundup” with your burger or steaks, go for it. Many fear that the drought in the West is not by accident but by intention so that Monsanto can spread its poison with no accountability. Sounds totally plausible along with everything else that is going on in this oligarchy we live in today. If we protest, we get put in jail.

    • SunnyFlaSnotress

      I totally agree.. just don’t buy beef.

  • Mondobeyondo

    “Wheeeeere’s the beef?” *

    Well, it’s a combination of drought in the west and Midwest, and the effects of inflation, which is affecting the price of meat and other foods and commodities. And a lot of people are going to become vegetarians in the near future – not by choice though.


    * “Wendy’s” television commercial, 1984

  • Ray


    • sunny

      That’s what she said

  • grumpyhillbilly

    I still eat beef, and plan on doing so even as it becomes a luxury. It will take about ten years to get the cattle levels under optimal circumstances. Needless to say we don’t have optimal circumstances. Veggies and fruits are likely to be the next food to skyrocket in price. Droughts end eventually, but fertilizer is the next crisis Wait til the climate hoaxers get their carbon reductions in.

  • MEP325

    I will still eat beef. I love red meat.

  • AntonioOssa


  • Mike Adams

    Get ready to study about the bible. Or haven’t you?

  • Daystrom2012

    Special forces set to swarm Southwest and operate undetected among civilians in massive military exercise…..

    Nothing to see here folks, move about your business,we’re not preparing for civil unrest.

    • quercus454

      I read that too. I am just wondering what is going to happen when a rancher or cowboy sees some special op guys moving around their place. The op has supposed blanks and the cowboy has lead. Sounds like an accident waiting to happen .Around here everyone is armed.

  • Bill Brasky

    Think I am going to phase ground beef out of my diet starting now.

  • Slim Pickins

    the pic of those French Fries look SOO good!!

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