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Succulents. Succulents everywhere.

I'm with am_Unition in that the real point of the article is how the loss of masculinity in modern society combined with the devaluation of something which has historically been held in high esteem (a college degree) has resulted in a not-insignificant chunk of society becoming very disenfranchised.

The article is very rambling and roundabout in making that point, but kind of touches on it at points. This is the kind of thing where Medium is a complete failure, with an editor I think this could have been a great article.

The more I listen to On the Beach the more I think it might be the best album ever recorded, or at least a top-5 to top-10. thenewgreen, do you have any thoughts on this?

ButterflyEffect  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Trump's News Conference

I, for one, think it's of benefit to others that they are not subjected to whatever message he's trying to get across.

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    Plants and factories are already starting to move back into the United States, and big league — Ford, General Motors, so many of them.

Three paragraphs later.

    Jobs are pouring out of the country; you see what’s going on with all of the companies leaving our country, going to Mexico and other places, low pay, low wages, mass instability overseas, no matter where you look.


Run, First

Mom Riot

ButterflyEffect  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 15, 2017


I've had a couple of realizations about the kind of people I am attracted to, and the kind of people who are attracted to me, and how that interacts with my relationship with people in general...so maybe that's a plus?

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Pretty much every thrift store and Craigslist area have tape decks. You have to wade a bit to find a decent one, but it's not too hard.

ButterflyEffect  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 15, 2017

I'm a much bigger fan of physical lists for things that aren't mundane, such as grocery lists, doing laundry, things of that nature. For bigger ticket items, obligations involving others, goals, and other thoughts I'm a fan of keeping a journal in something like a Moleskin and using something like a white board for physical to-do. The tangible nature of writing and having to put in that thought creates a stronger connection to whatever that thought or obligation is, and allows me to better digest it bit-by-bit.

ButterflyEffect  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 15, 2017

    ...they're very strange here.

Strange how?

ButterflyEffect  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 15, 2017

bfx is overwhelmed, so back to the headers, bitch...


Hoooooly shit. One unannounced state audit which took up all of this morning and yesterday afternoon, and a day long (scheduled) audit tomorrow with a certification agency. Monday and most of last week I was in process flow mapping sessions for a systems integration project which will "close" in April into May. Meanwhile, I'm about two weeks behind on all my other work, and now have daily work to essentially rebuild our entire waste removal process. Fuck.

In between all this, a recruiter from one of the largest, multinational, consulting agencies in the world reached out about possible positions in the Pacific Northwest...so I'm at least going to go through the interview process to both (A) re-hone my interview skills and (B) if it goes well see what they're willing to offer me.


Dumped again. By a girl who decided to basically shut me out for a few days, and then do it over text with the reasoning that she's still working through things and isn't in a spot to manage a relationship, and since she can't call herself my girlfriend decided to end things. Meanwhile, plays it off like it's to my benefit and offers to meet in person because "she feels like shit doing this over text". Oh, okay then. Yeah, that didn't happen. Thinking of offering the olive branch, at least it feels like the mature thing to do. So, back to not actively searching for anything because who knows, maybe I'll be moving again in two months?


kleinbl00, myself, and an old friend of his went a killer ambient electronic show last week. It was seriously a great show, at least for Loscil. The track linked had me questioning reality, it was so...mind bending. Between the repetition and the visual performance happening on a screen behind the stage I was losing it in a trippy kind of way. Guess it was nice hanging out with kb, too...


I designed and built a fucking tape rack, how cool is this!?


I hung out with a bunch of people who are all friends and part of a church tonight. That was interesting. Incredibly nice group of people, and way out of my normal comfort zone as evidenced by the prayer circle prior to eating.

Call your reps. Demand an investigation.

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