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Old 07-19-2019, 03:33 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I work the maximum hours I can without being burned out, and nearly every store around here has "help wanted" in its window. Most businesses which provide services are booked out for months due to lack of skilled (or sometimes even unskilled) labor - I can't find anyone I can pay to put siding on my house, for instance. Last time I tried to drop off donations, they said I'd have to come back on the weekend because they can't find laborers to accept drop-offs. If I wanted a second job I could start within 24 hours making bagels for $15 an hour (a lot less than I make), within walking distance of my house, but I just don't have it in me to work any more than I do.

Guess that's what we get for living with our brutal climate. Nobody wants to move here, even when there's work. Somehow I don't mind the 5 months of snow and occasional 30-40 below zero weather, but it certainly would be nice to have winters as mild as Oregon or Arizona's.

EDIT: Regarding the original post, just another $80 book on how to get rich selling $80 books. This scam is as old as time.

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Old 07-19-2019, 03:46 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I work the maximum hours I can without being burned out, and nearly every store around here has "help wanted" in its window. Most businesses which provide services are booked out for months due to lack of skilled (or sometimes even unskilled) labor - I can't find anyone I can pay to put siding on my house, for instance. Last time I tried to drop off donations, they said I'd have to come back on the weekend because they can't find laborers to accept drop-offs. If I wanted a second job I could start within 24 hours making bagels for $15 an hour (a lot less than I make), within walking distance of my house, but I just don't have it in me to work any more than I do.

Guess that's what we get for living with our brutal climate. Nobody wants to move here, even when there's work. Somehow I don't mind the 5 months of snow and occasional 30-40 below zero weather, but it certainly would be nice to have winters as mild as Oregon or Arizona's.

EDIT: Regarding the original post, just another $80 book on how to get rich selling $80 books. This scam is as old as time.
I feel you on brutal winters. Though we usually see -20 steady air temps from Christmas till the beginning of March. Windchill is usually -40 through that time, and I have experienced as much as -70 windchill more than once.
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Regarding the original post, just another $80 book on how to get rich selling $80 books. This scam is as old as time.
Yes, I should have pointed out that in the original post.

In completely unrelated news, many people have told the King of Random['s sidekick] to dehydrate soda and make cotton candy out of it. I wrote "Make soda-flavored hard candy, crush it, turn it into a powder, and then make cotton candy with it."

Today they posted a video making soda-flavored hard candy, crushing it, turning it into a powder, and then making cotton candy with it.

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Sudden craving for a Flaming Dr. Pepper. Only had it once, about 15 years ago. Must be close to the weekend.
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I do not have any idea how Crystal Pepsi tasted, but when I feel like drinking caffeine, I do not see the reason to have artificial colors.

I do not need natural colors, either.

Now, artificial flavors and sweeteners are another thing...
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What's the definition of artificial anyhow? Something manipulated by humans? If so, by definition anything we interact with is artificial then, since it has come in contact with us, a human.

It kinda assumes humans aren't natural, or a product of nature. I'm not willing to say that we're separate from nature. Distinct, sure, separate, I don't think so.

Cooked beef is artificial, since naturally the meat would be raw and inside a cow.

I don't care what label is attached to what I consume; I only care that it isn't needlessly detrimental to my health, unless the enjoyment I derive from it exceeds my estimate of the detriment to my health.
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Old 07-19-2019, 08:17 PM   #17 (permalink)
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For a while I was doing electrical and plumbing salvage and selling it on ebay along with some value added merchandise.

I was limited to withdrawing $500 per month from pay pal and money was stacking up in my account that's after I paid for shipping, bought supplies for value added merchandise and anything else I could ebay for around the house.

Now I have been dragging stuff from the scrap yard to the agricultural auction. For junk I make about 20 to 50% profit after auction fees for value added stuff like buying propane empty or obsolete 20lb propane tanks and swapping them for full ones at walmart the profit margin is over $100.

For next auction I have GSA approved weapons lockers picked from the scrap yard. Going to clean them up and put the weapons racks up and see what they go for, after I keep one for my self. (I'm not even sure if they were ever used because the screw packs and weapons holders were still in plastic wrap)

Just have to use your imagination.
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I was in the business of arbitrage back when I had extra time and deal finding was less well known. I'd often see something on SlickDeals well below the going price on Ebay, purchase a bunch of that item, hang on to one of them to play with, and sell the rest for profit.

There was a guy buying welding masks at Harbor Freight and selling them on Ebay for profit. Then he got in touch with the Harbor Freight distributor in China and made bulk orders directly through them and kept even more of the profit. His fraternity dedicated a whole room to his operation.

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You need to become an influencer on youtube. There is a girl that plays video games on a blog 40 hrs a week.....
Wasn’t she the one was decapitated by an online boyfriend who “shared” his work on the Tube?

“Americans” want to be YouTubers. Chinese want to be astronauts. The future moved East if such is the case.

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