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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Lozano's Car Wash Coupons - 33% Inflation Over 2016

Here are the latest coupons for Lozano's Car in Mountain View CA. 

This coupon, found on the back of my Safeway receipt, is good through 12/31/17. 
 These higher priced coupons are good through January 31, 2018. Note that their blue "Tuesday Only" price is up $6 or 33.4% over last year at this time!

The various coupon prices are $2 higher than the mid 2017 price that expires in a few days.
This $2 jump matches the $2 per hour jump in Mountain View's minimum wage.

Note that inflation has soared for many reasons including the cost of ACA/Obamacare, soaring Mountain View minimum wages and the high cost of living here means businesses have to pay more to keep good workers.


Visit the Minimum Wage by 2018 page
 for more information

This car wash is located at the corner of Palo Alto, Los Altos and Mountain View California.

This coupon from last year at this time with an 10/31/16 expiration date is $17.99.  Thus $6 inflation in 12 months or $6/$19.99*100%=33.4% inflation!

It is hard to believe we could get our cars washed for $12.99 just four years ago.  I guess that explains why I wash my two autos myself more often than in the past! 

High inflation but still low CD rates

Monday, October 23, 2017

US FY 2017 Deficit - Summary of Receipts, Outlays & Deficit by Month Compared to 2016

This table shows a summary of receipts, outlays, and the deficit (and some months surplus) for the U.S. Government by Month. 

Roughly 16.7¢ of every dollar spent in FY 2017 was new debt!

So, does this table say our budget deficit issues are improving or getting worse?

(Click table to See Full Size Image)
(Click table to See Full Size Image)
Trump won the election in November 2016 but didn't have control of the budget until the January 20th Inauguration. Odd, why the huge slash in Y/Y spending during the first 3 months of FY17?

 #BlameTrump #BlameObama

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Napa County Active Fire Incident Map with Perimeters

10/12/17 Update: I have a better, larger version of this page at:

I've been posting updates on my Facebook page about the fires but this should show you the Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino County fires in real time.

This one is set for Napa County. If it works, I'll add the others.

Click ">>" for legend to make changes
Enter a street address to get a marker visible when zooming out.

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