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ButterflyEffect  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Netflix employees walk out to protest Dave Chappelle’s special.

This must be an exhausting engagement for you and just wanted to pop and say thanks for sharing your perspective, the last line in your post which I’m replying to is poignant.

ButterflyEffect  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Big's Backyard Ultra

And it’s done...kind of. Harvey Lewis is the winner!

ButterflyEffect  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Big's Backyard Ultra

That is an awful way to end, I was wondering what happened to Terumichi.

ButterflyEffect  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Big's Backyard Ultra

I was fully expecting to wake up this morning and see the race had concluded with a winner. Very exciting to see that is not the case, amazing that there's THREE people still in it!

ButterflyEffect  ·  6 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Big's Backyard Ultra

    hour 58 is in progress.

    one more trail loop after this and they return to the road.

    the runners seem to have adapted to life as a perpetual running machines.

    no one seems to be having the least difficulty as hour follows hour

    and they make their endless circles.

    if anything, their expressions are those of serenity.

    they seem to have transcended the boundaries of fatigue and pain

    and the miles flow beneath their feet as effortlessly as the passage of time.

    the 5 are in a different dimension.

ButterflyEffect  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Big's Backyard Ultra

Not sure who Piotr is but he’s also nearby to where I live. If y’all don’t know Harvey Lewis, good time to learn. He’s a US 24-hr team guy. Interested in how far he goes.

ButterflyEffect  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Big's Backyard Ultra

Really cool and surprising to see Gavin Woody still in it. He’s a local guy who has had some big days but generally hasn’t been focused on training for endurance running this year, from what I’ve seen.

Yeah, my impression is we're at a what happens next stage phase. What's your thoughts?

Housing - kinda fucked, right?

Looking at 3ish % point difference in full rent payments made in Sep. 2021 vs. Sep 2019, and a multi-point drop after assistance programs were cut back. Source. Over 5 million households behind on rent, and estimating well over a million evictions this/next month alone. Source 2. Source 3.

Food

Still seeing a 31% increase in food distribution comparing Q1 2021 to Q1 2020 in a nationally managed partnership of food banks. Source 4.

What happens if states roll bock emergency SNAP provisions? Source 5. There's still ~3 million more households utilizing SNAP compared to pre-pandemic...Source 6.

The whole thing looks really, really bleak.

Looks at graph

Looks at when I changed jobs - which includes higher pay and remote work

HUH! It's almost like a whole generation realized that there's a ton of work out there which is not going to adapt to the new realities/requirements for skilled workers coming out of this pandemic, and are saying "no" to the businesses which are clearly going back to the status quo after 20 months of an ongoing pandemic.

ButterflyEffect  ·  18 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 6, 2021

Wait it's going to be negative ten degrees (F) where I want to ski. Hmm.

ButterflyEffect  ·  18 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 6, 2021

Wait it's going to be negative ten degrees (F) where I want to ski. Hmm.