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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:41 PM
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Glenn Beck caller claims she is hoarding food, selling bread for $4.99 a loaf

It appears that Glenn Beck has succeeded in convincing many of his followers that some real trouble is on the horizon for America. In the audio clip to the left, a caller who is a small grocery store owner dramatically tells Beck "it's happening" and that she has begun storing goods and taking gun classes in preparation. The owner also claims that bread prices have gone up about $1.50 over the last year, and that she is now selling a loaf of bread for $4.99 to customers. Beck warns her not to tell others she is storing food for fear that she may become a "target." The caller says she is being careful, and that she has bought a gun and is going to take shooting classes to prepare. However, the statistics for the whole country suggests that she is either price gouging, or living in a region of the country which has an especially hard time accessing bread.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics currently has the average loaf of bread selling for $1.42 in America. Prices have increased over the last year, but nowhere near where the caller describes. Last March bread was selling for $1.37 per loaf, meaning prices have gone up about 5 cents during the past year, not 150 cents as the caller claims. A check of local ads also reveals that one could obtain a good, quality loaf of bread throughout many areas of the country for less than $2.00. The caller is a bit more accurate in describing coffee prices, though a simple search of Amazon.com reveals that a customer could obtain the same product for at least $1.00 less than the price she is selling at her store (free delivery).


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louis-t Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:43 PM
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1. Paid caller?
These people are sickening.
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Morning Dew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:44 PM
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2. If she's a Glenn Beck caller . . .
she's hording food and being carful.
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Fuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:45 PM
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3. People like this could turn it into a self fulfilling prophesy.
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trotsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 07:07 AM
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40. And that's exactly how it will happen. n/t
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Motown_Johnny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:45 PM
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4. but her only customers are her cats, and their credit cards are maxed out
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stanwyck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:02 PM
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Haha! thanks for the laugh - desperately needed n/t
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Spinny Liberal Donating Member (120 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:45 PM
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5. And the sky is falling
and we're all going to die.
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GodlessBiker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:46 PM
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6. They have a television show for people with her hoarding proclivities.
The people on the show are very ill.
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:47 PM
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7. about that bread loaf price: I'm seeing prices for a decent loaf of bread
from about 3.50 to 4.25 in the markets that I shop in.
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nebenaube Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:02 PM
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21. We see the same thing...
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 06:04 PM by nebenaube
Hey people, we are talking about REAL bread here not sawdust and wonder-what-else... Not to mention the loaves are barely 60% of the mass they used to be.
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:10 PM
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24. Store brand whole wheat/multigrain/etc is real bread
It just has some nasty HFCS in it as a preservative. 99% of the product is real flour. $1.79 every day, $1.49 on sale.

I still make my own sometimes. It's about $0.50 per loaf thanks to cheap CostCo flour and yeast. My last bag of yeast lasted over a year in the fridge.
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nebenaube Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:38 PM
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37. We get it without any of the undesireable ingredients...
But it runs between 4.80 -7.00 a loaf depending on weight and is only hours old.
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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:48 PM
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8. ummm, don't know where the bureau is getting their stats, but even the store white around here is
1.99 or more (sale price on decent bread can go that low, but averages around 2.50-3. will bake my own before I pay 5 for a loaf of what is probably crappy bread
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:50 PM
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9. Bread is hoardable? Since when?
The caller is simply a liar, like her TeeVee heroes.
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vim876 Donating Member (268 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:56 PM
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18. You can freeze it.
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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:59 PM
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19. but you can only freeze a small amount in a standard fridge/freezer combo.
and, if all hell breaks loose, as they seem to hope, electric power will probably be one of the first things to go
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:18 PM
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26. Or you can save the energy and store the flour and yeast in the cupboard..
Until you need to make some bread.

Point is, she's not hoarding bread. She's lying.
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:51 PM
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33. She said she is hoarding food and selling bread
Not hoarding bread.
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yellerpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:50 PM
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10. In NYC metro area
Bread routinely goes for $2.79-3.49 per loaf for whole grain. You can buy food substitute (white bread) for $2 on SALE, but for artisan loaves, five bucks is not unheard of. That being said, what an asshat -- both the price gouging grocery store owner and Beck.
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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:53 PM
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14. rudi's organic is on sale at my market for $3 this week
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yellerpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 07:02 AM
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39. That's a good deal.
I love it when "organic" and "sale" appear together. Rare, but nice for us consumers.
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Mimosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:55 PM
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17. ^ Usually pay around $3 -3.50 for whole wheat in ATL ^
It costs MORE to buy bread with the sugar and HFCS left out!

And my health isn't good enough for me to take up baking for a 2 person household.
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yellerpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 07:15 AM
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42. Yes, it does cost more for bread with ingredients that
you don't want in your food like sugar and HCFS. We are a two-person household as well, but there is a recipe for 'no knead' bread that is the easiest I've ever used. Here's a link: http://www.vickismenu.com/vickismenu/?p=303

It only takes minutes to put together and no fuss about it. It costs about 80 cents per loaf to make from scratch and you can customize it any way you like.
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:52 PM
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11. If she is hoarding bread it is not going to be worth much in a couple of days.
I guess you could make croutons out of it and sell it to a fast food joint to use on their salad bar.
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Saphire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:52 PM
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12. I buy store brand for $.88 every week. Not sure
What the hell she's selling for $4.00.
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:52 PM
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13. Instead of taking gun classes she should take a baking class & learn how to bake bread
I can make a great loaf of bread for pennies.

Buy yeast and flour in bulk, water from the faucet a tad of salt - and it costs barely anything to bake ;)

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Spinny Liberal Donating Member (120 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:54 PM
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16. Bread machines are the bomb
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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:01 PM
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20. welcome to DU
there is something very satisfying about kneading a wonderful loaf of bread, though, that a machine cannot do for one.

(love your homepage)
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Spinny Liberal Donating Member (120 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:34 PM
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28. Thanks for
the nice welcome and the compliment. =) I can see where you're coming from with the hands-on bread making. I am craving bread now.
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:09 PM
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23. Yeah I LOVE my bread machine
one of the best things to come along. :-)

WELCOME to DU! :hi:
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Spinny Liberal Donating Member (120 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:36 PM
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It
is. Smells so good. I like nice hearty wheat loafs. Thanks for the welcome! :hi:
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Spinny Liberal Donating Member (120 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:36 PM
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30. It
is. Smells so good. I like nice hearty wheat loafs. Thanks for the welcome! :hi:
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:40 PM
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31. I hand kneed for some breads and use my machine to kneed others, but I bake in the oven.

Welcome to DU :hi:

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REP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:34 PM
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29. Or - gasp! - don't eat bread
It's possible to live life with little or no bread. Hell, I do. If one must have the starch and carbohydrates, noodles are a lot easier to make (and requires less space and time).
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Spinny Liberal Donating Member (120 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:50 PM
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32. Torture
for a bread lover such as myself. :-)
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:54 PM
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15. This caller didn't have an Oriental accent, did she?
I'm not being a racist here. In a lot of the Chinatowns and Koreatowns in America, the grocery stores sell bread for $5 per loaf and people buy it because they have nowhere else to go.

The problem with her calling the Glenn Beck show to talk about this is, bread has sold for $5 per loaf in those stores for a very, very long time.
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buddysmellgood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:02 PM
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22. This caller is also crapping in trash bags so that the government
cannot probe while she sits on the toilet.
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alcibiades_mystery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:11 PM
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25. I guess every group has their resident crazy grocery hoarders
:hide:

:evilgrin:
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Politicalboi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:21 PM
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27. I can believe a 4.99 price
But only at a 7/11 or liquor store or a mom and pop near camping grounds. And that is to be expected. Just like gas stations near a freeway.If ya need it, squabbling over 10 cents more a gallon may be hazardous to your health. But more than likely it's a paid caller.
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mnhtnbb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:03 PM
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34. at my market today (Chapel Hill, NC) bread was BOGO free.
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 07:04 PM by mnhtnbb
I didn't pay any attention to price-- because we eat every little bread--and I didn't buy any bread.
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Ikonoklast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:24 PM
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35. Must be too stupid to know how to turn on the oven.
I think I have maybe a buck a loaf total in any bread I bake, and that includes the gas for the vehicle to and from the store and the electricity used to bake it.

What is so hard about baking a decent loaf of bread at home? It really isn't rocket surgery.

The only problem I have is the suddenly starving wolves fresh-baked bread turns my kids into.
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Courtesy Flush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:32 PM
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36. I'm hoarding a list of food hoarders, and their daily timelines.
Saves a lot of space.
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:41 PM
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38. Uh---packaged name-brand bread is stamped over $3.40 where I live. "Bakery" over $4.50.
NOWHERE IS BREAD LESS THAN $2.00!!!!!!!!!!!!

I live in eastern PA.
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 07:07 AM
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41. A loaf of decent artisan bread is $4.99, but I doubt Beck followers have a clue what that is.
The caller is either a paid shill or a nut who happens to own a little store.
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 07:34 AM
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43. Hoarding food, price-gouging her customers, and bragging about it on the radio.
Yep, she's a Beckhead.
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octothorpe Donating Member (358 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 07:37 AM
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44. I can buy Albertson's brand bread for a $1.00 :/
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OwnedByFerrets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 07:43 AM
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45. Those statistics on the price of a loaf of bread seem very low...
even the "store" brand here is at least $1.99 and the name brand stuff usually sells for $2.99-$3.59.
The rest of the story about her being a paranoid fanatic are probably true though. :eyes:
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RandomThoughts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 07:44 AM
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46. Anyone in need can have anything I have stored.
Regardless of the situation.

For Free.

Joni Mitchell-For Free (BBC)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmzN1p5q2sY
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