Re: F----K China... shop for American goods.
Oh, holy cannoli! Yep, you're right: crystals are really big; lots of people would jump out of their auras to get their vibrating hands on one.
The nut story was from a while back and is not that important to me, anyway.
Hey, you are what you eat!
As for dumpster divin', I lived in a town that had semi-annual "Curb Pickup" days. The city would pick up anything left on the curb the night before, and of course a lot of folks (including my ex-wife and I) would pick through all the stuff. We got some amazing things out of it.