USD 100 is it a good cash right now in the US? Can you give me some examples what you can buy currently with USD 100 in your town? How many kilograms of potatoes or tomatoes equals it? Or how many hamburgers? (I read somewhere that the hamburger was something like an unit to measure the incomes around the world.
When I go to the bank, I always ask for $20's, not $100's. Why? Because all the merchants are now crazy about checking for counterfeit bills. If they find one you get to keep it. No one, not the merchant, not the bank, will own up to passing a counterfeit bill by accident. So you are stuck with it. Most of the time they are going to call the cops for attempted counterfeiting. Smaller bills aren't checked so much but big ones are almost always checked.
Fresh vegetables are cheap here. Much cheaper than processed foods, canned goods, butchered meats. There has been a perfect storm on the meat side, causing prices to sky rocket. Drought has brought about a lack of hay to feed livestock in the winter. Rather than see their stock starve to death, the ranchers sold in mass. Now all the herds are at low levels with little being sold. As a consequence, feed stores have had to put up fences around their hay storage places to keep thieves from taking it in the night. In a matter of a few months, hay became gold. It will take a few years before the herds are back up to normal sizes.
Pigs have been hit with some sort of virus, causing die offs. So pork has been in the higher prices too. Less on the market means more expensive.
Every one went to chicken. As a result of greater increases in chicken demand, guess what happened to chicken prices?
I think right now a 20# roll of hamburger is around $25-$30 depending on where you go to shop.
I never came looking for money. Perhaps I've mentioned it before that I have a long history with forums going back to the 90's. So as far as how to post, how to lay out a post, that's sort of like breathing air. After this amount of time it comes naturally. For the now my problem is getting used to the forum software and how to make use of it's features. Given time that will be accomplished.
One of the things you folks here have going for you, is a simple thing that makes people feel they belong. It's so easy doing this that most never figure it out. If you want people to feel part of a place what you do is accept them as part of the group. Just being welcoming through acceptance is a forum binder for people. Most never really realize that. It's been a tool in my on-line tool box for many a year and it works well.
Which US company/institution are you most proud of? I know some people (including non-US citizens), who admire most NASA. For me -- it's Google. If you have to pick up one (or two), which one/ones you will?
No brainer here for me. I'll give you a little of my history as to why. I was born in Florida and lived there until my adulthood. I saw many a truck on the highway with stuff headed to Cape Canaveral. Just my folks going some where and you'd see it on the road all the time. During my school years, when ever NASA shot astronauts up, we would be allowed to go out in the school yard and watch them go up. You could see the vapor trail from there. Saw every astronaut launch till around 1969 or so. Got a not so friendly letter from Uncle Sam saying how you doing? We're requesting your presence at the recruiting station. I was drafted into the military. You and I have had part of this discussion before. *smiles*
I've been to Cape Canaveral way back when. When on one of the tourism guide tours. Had an unlce that worked for them with computer maintenance. He was to later go to the Texas facility for the same. Didn't ever have much contact with him because he always lived somewhere too far away to visit very often. He died some years ago, I am sad to say. Old age comes to us all.
But NASA would be my choice.