Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Inflation is changing how we live and Apollo 11 memories



Inflation is changing how we live and Apollo 11 memories 07/20 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics

Inflation is changing how we live.....The illusion of the electric car......Apollo 11 and millions watching on TV.....Happy # 84 Tony Oliva....and other stories.....
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Over the last few weeks, I’ve seen gasoline prices drop a bit (from $4.50 to $ 4 here in Texas) and restaurants are not as full as they used to be. In other words, we don’t wait long for a table anymore.

I guess that I’m not alone in seeing this. According to this story in Daily Mail, it’s happening:

Nearly two thirds of Americans have cut back on restaurants, movies and other fun nights out, according to a survey offering the latest snapshot of how 40-year-high inflation is causing widespread economic pain.

Some 65 percent of respondents said they were spending less on concerts and other types of entertainment, while another 61 percent said they were driving less — with the average cost of a gallon of regular gasoline still above $4.50.

More than 4 in 10 are spending less on groceries, according to the CNBC All-America Economic Survey of 800 people earlier this month, and about a third are using their credit cards more often to make it through the crunch.

Shoppers are spending less on everyday basics like bread, eggs and milk as well as processed goods like juice boxes, according to another study by NielsenIQ. Cereals alone have risen in price by a jaw-dropping 15.1 per cent.

Inflation reached a 40-year high of 9.1 percent last month, according to the government’s consumer price index, as people across the U.S. struggled to make ends meet and complained about the painful cutbacks they had to make.

The reality of sky-high inflation on families across the U.S. was revealed by DailyMail.com on Friday. Mark Storti, from Avoca, Wisconsin, said his household, on a fixed annual income of about $50,000, was spending an extra $4,500 this year compared to 2021 — mostly due to rising energy, gas and food prices.

It makes total sense. Back in January 2021, we filled our tank for $ 35. It’s over $ 60 now. You don’t need a Ph.D. in economics to realize that we have $ 20 less to spend on eating out or a baseball game. Add to the gasoline everything else and pretty soon your wife is screaming every time she returns from the neighborhood grocery. What hasn’t gone up?

Of course, the inflation is transitory, or is that 2021 news?

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Happy # 75 Carlos Santana


Happy birthday to Carlos Santana, who was born in Mexico on this day in 1947 and a man who has survived several musical seasons........from the late 1960's to the present, Santana has been a major force on the radio......my favorite album is still "Abraxas" from 1970 and the amazing "Black magic woman".

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Happy # 77 Kim Carnes



We remember Kim Carnes Ellingson who was born in Los Angeles on this day in 1945.   Kim recorded several hits in the 1980's,  such as "Bette Davis eyes" and "More love", a great cover of the Smokey Robinson song.

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Happy # 84 Tony Oliva


We say happy birthday to Hall of Famer Tony Oliva who was born in Pinar del Rio on this day in 1938.

Tony was quite a player:

a) He won 3 American League batting titles and led the American League in hits five times and in doubles four times;

b) He earned one Gold Glove, in 1966, and was named The Sporting News AL Player of the year twice (1965, '71); and,

c) Oliva hit over .300 six times in over 11 full seasons and .285 or better 10 times, never finishing below .270.

Unfortunately, injuries cut short his career in the 1970's.

Nevertheless, Oliva finished with a .304 average, 1917 hits, 220 Hrs & 947 RBI.

What if he had played 2,500 games rather than 1,676?   The answer is 3,000 hits and probably one or two more batting titles.

One of the greatest Cuban players in major league history!

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