The Essential Fuel Prices at 34 Year High!

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    Oil, Shmoil.

    The real inflation worry is COFFEE BEANS!!!!!

    Prices are a 34 year high!

    That morning cup of coffee is going to cost you more.

    Coffee prices are at a 34-year high — $3 a pound.

    Yet coffee drinkers plan on grinding out the extra cash because they need that cup of Joe, CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.

    “I like the taste of it. It keeps me up,” medical student Linda Russo says.

    In countries like Ethiopia, people can’t do without it....


    Say It Ain’t So, Joe: Coffee Prices Hit 34-Year*High « Say It Ain’t So, Joe: Coffee Prices Hit 34-Year High « CBS Chicago
     
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    My solution for increased gasoline prices works here as well. Drink less. Certainly I drink none, and coffee price inflation doesn't bother me in the least. Smelly stuff....just to enrage your sensibilities, I think I shall begin a petition for it to be taxed to 500% its current price, just to reduce America's import imbalance.
     
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    Coffee IS GOD!
     
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    How we will power the United States in 2035?...
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    No big shifts to nation's energy supply by 2035, report says
    5/1/2011 - Government says the U.S. will still rely heavily on nonrenewable sources
     
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    If all this rain does not quit in the Midwest (the corn belt) the farmers are not going to be able to plant corn and with the low levels of corn surplus expect continued rising prices for food. Corn is used in a lot of things not just feed for cows, chickens and pigs. May 6th is the key date. After May 6th, each week marks in decline in the bushels per acre. The fields are too wet to get equipment in the fields this week. And the way the weather is going we will probably have a drought this summer contributing to the yield decline. Along with fuel prices and everything else it looks like the fed will get their inflation they wanted. More than they expected it seems. Could we see Carteresque inflation numbers next year?
     
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    You appear to have answered your own question. So...why did you even ask it?
     
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    Kopi Luwak are robusta or arabica coffee beans which have been eaten by and passed through the digestive tract of the Indonesian Civet (family of Viverridae). Kopi Luwak process takes place on the islands of Sumatra, Java and Sulawesi in the Indonesian Archipelago.



    "Kopi" is the Indonesian word for coffee and "Luwak" is local name of this animal which eats the raw red coffee 'cherries' as part of its usual diet. This animal eats a mixed diet of insects, small mammals and fruits along with the softer outer part of the coffee cherry but does not digest the inner beans, instead excreting them still covered in some inner layers of the cherry.



    Locals then gather the beans -- which come through the 'animal stage' fairly intact -- and sell them on to dealers. It is believed that enzymes in the stomach of the civet add to the coffee's flavour through fermentation of some type.

    Unroasted Arabica Kopi Luwak 1 Lbs. (454 gram)

    Grade A Unroasted Arabica Kopi Luwak from Sumatera, Indonesia. After the drying process we separate the beans one by one & we only give you the best Arabica Kopi Luwak coffee beans.

    The listed price already included for free shipping service, additional fee will apply for express shipping service.


    Price: $112.00 That's for a pound!


    So, which appealed to you less, the method of 'production,' or the price?
     
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    Obama gonna get us on the road to clean energy...
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    Obama: Clean Energy Key to Economic Growth
    May 07, 2011 - U.S. President Barack Obama has renewed his call for pursuing clean energy sources, like biofuels and natural gas, to break the U.S. dependence on foreign oil while growing the economy.
     
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    I paid $320/barrel for my cup of coffee this morning.
     
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    Granny says, "Dat's right - it's dem greedy oil executives doin' it to us...
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    Big Oil execs hit back on tax proposal
    May 12, 2011: Dragged before Congress as gas prices explode at the pump, oil executives mounted a vigorous defense of their business practices on Thursday -- pushing back against plans to eliminate tax breaks for the "big five" oil and gas companies.
     

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