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Re: COVID-19/corona virus mega thread/prepping thread
« Reply #6200 on: October 13, 2021, 11:43:18 AM »

Aldi's business model is based on prioritizing low cost and high margin. It wouldn't surprise me if they can't get trucking for the price they want, they simply don't pay. I don't think there's much cheap trucking out there right now. All the truckers I know are telling me I should quit my job, buy a truck and go make $5k/week.
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Re: COVID-19/corona virus mega thread/prepping thread
« Reply #6201 on: October 13, 2021, 11:45:53 AM »

Aldi's business model is based on prioritizing low cost and high margin. It wouldn't surprise me if they can't get trucking for the price they want, they simply don't pay. I don't think there's much cheap trucking out there right now. All the truckers I know are telling me I should quit my job, buy a truck and go make $5k/week.
Is that for long haul cross country driving? 
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Re: COVID-19/corona virus mega thread/prepping thread
« Reply #6202 on: October 13, 2021, 11:51:50 AM »

Psaki: Biden Wants To Use Pandemic To ‘Make Fundamental Change In Our Economy’
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So getting out of this pandemic may not be their primary goal.  And you wonder why some want to question everything that comes from the FedGov on this subject. 

I don't know if this is a case of "saying the quiet part out loud", but I always feel that 30 years ago a Democrat official would say the same thing, but in a much more subtle and more deniable way.  The left has very little subtlety these days. 

They don’t have to be subtle anymore. You can’t do jack *expletive deleted*it to stop them.
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Re: COVID-19/corona virus mega thread/prepping thread
« Reply #6203 on: October 14, 2021, 11:21:34 AM »

And... It looks like the casedemic is over...
 
So now, we get to deal with the fallout from the panicked overreaction to our media's acceptance of the Chinese propaganda...
 
https://fox2now.com/news/missouri/7-day-covid-case-average-drops-nearly-40-in-missouri/
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Re: COVID-19/corona virus mega thread/prepping thread
« Reply #6204 on: October 14, 2021, 11:26:52 AM »

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« Reply #6205 on: October 14, 2021, 06:13:58 PM »

I went to Aldi yesterday, and about half the shelves were empty.  (there was plenty of TP, but I didn't need that)  It was kind of alarming.  They said they are having trouble getting supplied from their warehouse.

How many Aldi's do you have in your area?  There are three Aldi's within three miles of each other and two Ruler's about the same distance.  Both stores have had some missing items but the Ruler and Aldi I usually go to (~1 mi. apart) were still well stocked as of last Saturday.
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Re: COVID-19/corona virus mega thread/prepping thread
« Reply #6206 on: October 14, 2021, 09:51:19 PM »

I didn't really see anything "missing" in mine, but...
 
There's less frozen chicken parts... Well, I didn't see any red bag... But I don't buy that. The "random stuff" freezer stuff wasn't quite as random. Nor were the Random Stuff aisles. Plenty of toilet paper, etc... Spent $100, got close to a month's worth of chow and covfefe and vino...
 
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Re: COVID-19/corona virus mega thread/prepping thread
« Reply #6207 on: October 14, 2021, 11:04:30 PM »

How many Aldi's do you have in your area?  There are three Aldi's within three miles of each other and two Ruler's about the same distance.  Both stores have had some missing items but the Ruler and Aldi I usually go to (~1 mi. apart) were still well stocked as of last Saturday.

Two.  I went back today and there were still a lot of holes in the shelves, but not nearly as bad as a few days ago.  They are still out of several items that I've been looking for for weeks.  And I've been watching prices rise every week on things like frozen ground beef.
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Re: COVID-19/corona virus mega thread/prepping thread
« Reply #6208 on: October 14, 2021, 11:07:27 PM »

Went to the HEB grocery store down here and didn't see anything unusual, or unusually missing.
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Re: COVID-19/corona virus mega thread/prepping thread
« Reply #6209 on: October 15, 2021, 09:16:26 AM »

On of our local grocery stores has periodic truckload sales on meat.  They also have a butcher shop in the back of the store, one of the few stores in the area that still have one.  Yesterday they were selling whole boneless NY Strips for $5.99 a pound.  It's a sure bet that is the last time we'll ever see that low a price locally.  I now have a dozen inch and a quarter thick NY Strip steaks in the freezer, well worth the $60 cost.
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Re: COVID-19/corona virus mega thread/prepping thread
« Reply #6210 on: October 15, 2021, 09:30:44 AM »

"Yesterday they were selling whole boneless NY Strips for $5.99 a pound."

Occasionally... very occasionally, I'll see prices like that at one of the local grocery stores, but normally only on 3 lb.+ packs.

I rarely eat beef anymore, but the next time I see one of those on sale I may grab a pack.

But, my local chain has on sale this week Angus Choice chuck roasts for $3.99 a pound. That I'm going to jump on and grab a couple because winter is time for beef stew, beef boogaloo, and borscht, not to mention a slow cooker pot roast.
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« Reply #6211 on: October 15, 2021, 10:53:59 AM »

"Yesterday they were selling whole boneless NY Strips for $5.99 a pound."

Occasionally... very occasionally, I'll see prices like that at one of the local grocery stores, but normally only on 3 lb.+ packs.

I rarely eat beef anymore, but the next time I see one of those on sale I may grab a pack.

But, my local chain has on sale this week Angus Choice chuck roasts for $3.99 a pound. That I'm going to jump on and grab a couple because winter is time for beef stew, beef boogaloo, and borscht, not to mention a slow cooker pot roast.

Wife wants me to make a bunch of beef jerky for son-in-law's Christmas gift.  I looked at some beef round yesterday that was on sale for $4.99 a pound and just couldn't buy it; too much fat to trim off.  And I can buy decent beef jerky cheaper than that.  The sirloin tip roasts for $5.49 looked better, but I'm going to hold out for a better price somewhere.  Waiting might be a mistake.  I should probably talk to the butcher at the local store that still has one; see if he has any deals coming, or if he can make me a deal on a 30# box.
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« Reply #6212 on: October 15, 2021, 11:26:36 AM »

Wife wants me to make a bunch of beef jerky for son-in-law's Christmas gift.  I looked at some beef round yesterday that was on sale for $4.99 a pound and just couldn't buy it; too much fat to trim off.  And I can buy decent beef jerky cheaper than that.  The sirloin tip roasts for $5.49 looked better, but I'm going to hold out for a better price somewhere.  Waiting might be a mistake.  I should probably talk to the butcher at the local store that still has one; see if he has any deals coming, or if he can make me a deal on a 30# box.

I've found that just about any cut of meat will make good jerky.  Any type of roast will work, and London Broil works well, too.  Having a good meat slicer takes a lot of the work out of the process, too. 
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« Reply #6213 on: October 15, 2021, 01:53:36 PM »

"and London Broil works well, too."

 :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:


I don't know how it is where you are, but London Broil was on sale at my store last week...

For $7.99 a pound.

ON SALE.  :mad:

You do NOT want to know what skirt steak is bringing these days.
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« Reply #6214 on: October 15, 2021, 01:59:25 PM »

"and London Broil works well, too."

 :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:


I don't know how it is where you are, but London Broil was on sale at my store last week...

For $7.99 a pound.

ON SALE.  :mad:

You do NOT want to know what skirt steak is bringing these days.

It was $3.99 a pound for the truckload sale at the store I mentioned above.  SWMBO has commanded me to go get some for homemade beef jerky.
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« Reply #6215 on: October 15, 2021, 02:18:59 PM »

Jesus, I'd fill my freezer at that price.

I LOVE London Broil, marinated, seared on the Weber and sliced for sandwiches.
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« Reply #6216 on: October 15, 2021, 03:29:50 PM »

Interesting supercut regarding Joe Rogan, CNN, and "horse dewormer". I hope Rogan follows through and sues them.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1448986127545864199
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« Reply #6217 on: October 15, 2021, 05:22:53 PM »

Interesting supercut regarding Joe Rogan, CNN, and "horse dewormer". I hope Rogan follows through and sues them.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1448986127545864199

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Re: COVID-19/corona virus mega thread/prepping thread
« Reply #6218 on: October 15, 2021, 05:36:08 PM »

Some of the most interesting fallout from the 'Rona and attendant propaganda...
 
We already didn't trust politicians.
 
Quite a few people didn't trust the media.
 
And now a LOT of people are not trusting medical professionals. Not just about specifics, but as a generality.
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« Reply #6219 on: October 16, 2021, 06:36:01 PM »

It was $3.99 a pound for the truckload sale at the store I mentioned above.  SWMBO has commanded me to go get some for homemade beef jerky.

I know it's hard to believe, but I made a mistake regarding the price of the London Broil.  It was actually $6.99 a pound.  It was chuck roast that was $3.99/lb.  I went back to that grocery store to get some and discovered the mistake.  I ended up with a large whole eye of round at $4.99/lb instead.  Beef jerky time!
I also got about a pound of pulled pork BBQ and some grape corn and caramel corn.  Yes, grape corn.  Like caramel corn but with a grape candy coating instead.  I'd never heard of such a thing.  They had just made a fresh batch in the deli and offered me a sample.  Good stuff.
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« Reply #6220 on: October 16, 2021, 07:05:05 PM »


And now a LOT of people are not trusting medical professionals. Not just about specifics, but as a generality.

I've never completely trusted doctors.  Why?  Because they are just people doing a job.  Same as you and me.  Some are better at their jobs and some are worse.

What makes it more complicated, is that people are different in every way.  What works for you, may not work for me.  And since we generally don't have "family doctors" anymore, how in the hell can the guy at the Doc-in-a-Box know my history well enough to figure out a solution for my problem?  Answer: he can't.

The best the medical community can do is say, "it works for most people, most of the time, based on past history." 
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« Reply #6221 on: October 16, 2021, 09:08:01 PM »

Interesting supercut regarding Joe Rogan, CNN, and "horse dewormer". I hope Rogan follows through and sues them.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1448986127545864199


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« Reply #6222 on: October 16, 2021, 10:00:10 PM »

If Trump touted the benefits of drinking a few glasses of water daily, we would have woke folk falling in the streets from dehydration.
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« Reply #6223 on: October 16, 2021, 10:51:45 PM »

Maybe someone should suggest Trump do that.

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« Reply #6224 on: October 16, 2021, 10:53:34 PM »

Who else remembers when Joe Rogan was that guy on News Radio?  =D
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