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    Stolen SM was bought used online. I had no proof...

    Stolen SM was bought used online. I had no proof of purchase. I just let it go. Did let the dive shops I deal with know and put out a message on dive club’s FB group.
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    Got the replacement sidemount rig in the water...

    Got the replacement sidemount rig in the water today. I’m really glad the other one got stolen! The new one dives wonderfully! Makes a big difference.
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    The Art Institute is my favorite local museum....

    The Art Institute is my favorite local museum. Had a membership years ago. Stupid diversity woke crap. Won’t be supporting them again.

    And I dare ask - would diversity hires actually be...
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    Sounds like moving to a smaller property where...

    Sounds like moving to a smaller property where you have space for 1-2 horses might be ideal. I used tk do horse stuff (lessons, leased, some local shows) when k was in my mid-20s so I have an idea of...
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    The ports have run 24/7 for working the vessels...

    The ports have run 24/7 for working the vessels for a while. The 24/7 is opening the gates for container pickup/drop off.
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    I deal with this stuff on the job daily and these...

    I deal with this stuff on the job daily and these people are trying to tell me what's going on. People have no clue how freight moves, most people.
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    There’s going to be a massive food shortage....

    There’s going to be a massive food shortage. Gotta stock up. Now.

    They think our overlords are trying to starve us into submission.

    Tin foil hats on way too tight.
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    I’m on a frugality group on FB. The sheeple are...

    I’m on a frugality group on FB. The sheeple are panicking.
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    Very few people get to rebreather level. There...

    Very few people get to rebreather level. There are a lot of advantages given the type of diving I do. Cost of helium for the deeper dives will be much less, for one thing.
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    Today is payday and I know have $8500 in the...

    Today is payday and I know have $8500 in the scuba fund which is enough to pay for the rebreather I want. Still have to save up $2K for class fee and incidentals during class. That will be easy to...
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    Steel scuba tanks used in North America come from...

    Steel scuba tanks used in North America come from Italy. The most popular sizes are constantly out of stock. Materials/manufacturing issues and shipping delays. The price on used steel tanks has gone...
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    Agreed.

    Agreed.
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    Getting my booster (and flu shot) on Monday....

    Getting my booster (and flu shot) on Monday. Coworker mentioned she was able to make an appt at Walgreens even though she’s under 65. I was able to make an appt as well. Underlying medical condition?...
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    The ocean carriers are sending the empty...

    The ocean carriers are sending the empty containers back overseas as they make more off the shipping charges than waiting for the empties to be loaded with US agricultural exports. It’s been a...
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    There are still plenty of companies with company...

    There are still plenty of companies with company owned trucks. The Chicago area being the logistics hub of the Midwest, I’m constantly seeing billboards on the highways for driver jobs. Start at $75K...
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    There has been a shortage of truck drivers in the...

    There has been a shortage of truck drivers in the US for upwards of 10 years. The plague exacerbated the shortage.
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    Here’s some boots on the ground type info. ...

    Here’s some boots on the ground type info.

    This is what I’m dealing with this week. Given my extensive transportation experience, besides being a customs broker, I’ve been asked to handle one...
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    My social security card was covered with clear contact paper in 1985 when I got it. No one has ever rejected it.
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    Thank you! Ran up to my instructor’s shop in...

    Thank you! Ran up to my instructor’s shop in Madison. They had one in stock that fit very well. I got a $170 discount ad I’m a good customer. She’s also loaning me a pair of tanks through the winter...
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    Port of Savannah ...

    Port of Savannah

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/11/business/supply-chain-crisis-savannah-port.html
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    Friend has zilch patient contact. He’s a plumber.

    Friend has zilch patient contact. He’s a plumber.
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    I'm already working on replacing it. I can't miss...

    I'm already working on replacing it. I can't miss any more diving time.
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    Good friend of mine has worked in the trades for...

    Good friend of mine has worked in the trades for a large hospital group here for something like 15 years. He has some condition (can't remember what it is) that his doctor says would be triggered and...
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    Dived at the local quarry last Saturday. I...

    Dived at the local quarry last Saturday. I accidentally left my sidemount rig on one of the picnic tables when I was loading my car. Didn't notice until today when I was at the quarry pulling my gear...
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    Got on the scale for the first time in about six...

    Got on the scale for the first time in about six weeks this morning and it showed I was down 12 lbs. I doubt it's that much, but maybe 5-6lbs is more realistic. Been working out a lot and have really...
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