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The Ripe on the Vine Tomato Index.

 
 
roger
 
Reply Sat 26 Feb, 2011 09:51 pm
I was going to buy some of those "On the Vine Tomatos" tonight. They've been pretty good this year. $3.99/lb! Gasoline has also been going up in the past couple of days. Suddenly, I realized they have been moving in tandem for years. At $3.99/lb, I think there's room for another dollar a gallon in gas prices.

This might just turn out to be a good predictor for other commodities, too.
 
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 26 Feb, 2011 10:27 pm
@roger,
Ripe on the vine tomatoes in February? Give me a break.

But wait, that is unfair. I've never even seen a good tomato in a store here in Albuquerque, no matter the season. What are your chances in Farmington?

If you want to try eating a good tomato, grow your own plant. Trust me on this.

If you think those on the vine tomatoes are good (she swears effulgently slapping roger silly while he ducks), you have real tomatoes to look forward to if you grow your own.



I should give Roger equal time.

Uh oh.
Ceili
 
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Reply Sat 26 Feb, 2011 10:35 pm
Mexico and California have seen record low temps. This means that tomatoes, lettuce and the like will rise in price for the next long while.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 26 Feb, 2011 11:01 pm
@Ceili,
Tell me about that. In my experience, california isn't thrusting tomatoes now.

What are you talking about, re this weather and the tomatoes in CA? Not to natter at you, I just don't get it.
roger
 
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Reply Sat 26 Feb, 2011 11:19 pm
@Ceili,
That's exactly what I mean. Tomatos go up, temperatures go down, and oil prices increase. Funny how it all ties together, isn't it?
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thack45
 
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Reply Sat 26 Feb, 2011 11:20 pm
At least tomatoes have an excuse for their rising prices...
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roger
 
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Reply Sat 26 Feb, 2011 11:21 pm
@ossobuco,
I have never once been slapped effulgently. I will cherish the moment.
Ceili
 
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Reply Sat 26 Feb, 2011 11:23 pm
@ossobuco,
I'm only repeating what I've seen on the news. When temps go down in the salad growing regions, prices skyrocket at least up here, where we pay through the nose. Mexico and California have had freezing wheather, not great for the crops.

Roger, I get it now. It's a terrible conspiracy. I blame Mother Nature and BP. Wink
roger
 
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Reply Sat 26 Feb, 2011 11:30 pm
@Ceili,
Remember the old "Hem Line" theory? There used to be a very high corrolation between the stock market and hem line length. I don't remember if it was a positive or negative corrolation.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 26 Feb, 2011 11:35 pm
@roger,
Howling laughing..

but wait, I still have time to ready for tomatoes, no?

I'm still busy getting rid of the goathead stickers.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 26 Feb, 2011 11:38 pm
@roger,
I remember that.

I'm waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting, for stiletto heels to become passe, hemlines be damned.
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Ceili
 
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Reply Sat 26 Feb, 2011 11:39 pm
@roger,
Never heard of the hem line theory, but I'm going to guess the higher the hem line the higher the stock index, I'm sure some 'bull' came up with the idea.. lol
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Sat 26 Feb, 2011 11:40 pm
@Ceili,
I wouldn't be surprised if the earth's weather patterns are starting to be altered by all the simultaneous volcanic eruptions currently going on in the world.

Some recent articles on the subject:

Russian volcano activity causes global concern

Gigantic Icelandic Volcano Could Plunge Europe Into Immediate Ice Age

You can see a Google map of all actively erupting volcanoes in the world today here:

http://www.geocodezip.com/v2_activeVolcanos.asp
Ceili
 
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Reply Sat 26 Feb, 2011 11:45 pm
@Butrflynet,
We've had the 2nd largest snowfall in recorded history in our parts and it's been colder than normal. Definitely a wierd year. I'm sure the icelandic volcano is still playing havoc with weather.
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roger
 
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Reply Sun 27 Feb, 2011 01:07 am
@Butrflynet,
Volcanos. Yeah, that's good.

Disaster is in no case certain. The good news for the economy lies largely in what I call The Diesel Hypothesis. So long as Diesel fuel continues to sell at a premium to regular gasoline, the economy is not quite ready to fall out of bed. Check your history.
roger
 
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Reply Sun 27 Feb, 2011 02:40 am
@Butrflynet,


Global freeze from Russian volcanos. Some people can't live without a cold war.

I'm remember a lake that disappeared in Russia some years ago. They blamed us. Finally, the retaliate.
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PUNKEY
 
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Reply Sun 27 Feb, 2011 08:55 am
tomato prices = gas prices?

only if they come from the same place.

I'm seeing more and more produce from Chile lately.
roger
 
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Reply Sun 27 Feb, 2011 03:22 pm
@PUNKEY,
Now, you just hold on there, PUNKEY. That's the same as saying that some gasoline costs $12.00 per gallon because it comes from some dinky, little stripper well in eastern Oklahoma while some gas goes for $1.20 per gallon because it comes from some high volumn, artesian well in the Persian Gulf. It really goes at world prices + transportation & refining + taxes + profit.
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Sun 27 Feb, 2011 05:29 pm
@roger,
roger wrote:

Volcanos. Yeah, that's good.

Disaster is in no case certain. The good news for the economy lies largely in what I call The Diesel Hypothesis. So long as Diesel fuel continues to sell at a premium to regular gasoline, the economy is not quite ready to fall out of bed. Check your history.


Speaking of which...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110227/ap_on_bi_ge/us_growing_fuel

Quote:
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A Massachusetts biotechnology company says it can produce the fuel that runs Jaguars and jet engines using the same ingredients that make grass grow.

Joule Unlimited has invented a genetically-engineered organism that it says simply secretes diesel fuel or ethanol wherever it finds sunlight, water and carbon dioxide.

The Cambridge, Mass.-based company says it can manipulate the organism to produce the renewable fuels on demand at unprecedented rates, and can do it in facilities large and small at costs comparable to the cheapest fossil fuels.


More at the link.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 27 Feb, 2011 05:36 pm
@Butrflynet,
Sounds fishy but wouldn't it be interesting if it pans out..
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