I was sad to learn this. But it was never a favorite thrift shop, just another one on the route, a little more expensive than most, but it just made my treasure hunting a lot easier.

Link: https://www.thestranger.com/slog/2017/12/20/25643598/value-village-brings-in-1-billion-a-year-and-gives-very-little-to-charity

Yeah, you wonder but never get around to googling it and when finally you do this is what you find out. Never again.

I've been telling everyone, but nobody believes me. Then they send me articles that confirm what I already know:

Link: https://edmontonjournal.com/business/local-business/david-staples-new-thinking-in-diamond-exploration-points-to-beautiful-stones-in-alberta

Of course, arguably the best proof would be a mason jar filled with them, but I'll be getting on that soon enough...

An excellent article on why "The Experts" keep getting it wrong, via "The Atlantic". Link: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/06/how-to-predict-the-future/588040/

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