Deflation and inflation
Mar 15, 2023
Haagen Dazs updated their ice cream containers and spiked the price.
Old: 500 ml for $5.99
New: 450 ml for $8.89
A cool 65% increase in price. Sad!
Haagen Dazs updated their ice cream containers and spiked the price.
Old: 500 ml for $5.99
New: 450 ml for $8.89
A cool 65% increase in price. Sad!
Man we had same conversation. Going out for “normal” meal is a lot of money. I feel for restaurants, understand food increased, don’t blame them. But damn. How much for a night out. Would rather stay in mostly. https://t.co/lhgVOVOqSd— Cernovich (@Cernovich) February 28, 2023
Someone I know got a very sad McDonald's chicken burger combo late last year. Price? $15! That's now the baseline here in Canada. A dinner date at a restaurant can easily top $100.
The bizarre thing is that one doesn't even have to cook at home to save money. Rotisserie chicken at my local grocery store is often on sale for $8 and it tastes much better than expensive and atrocious fast food.
February 27, 2023
It's astonishing how quickly technology has advanced. I was stunned when I held an NVMe SSD; the size and weight of chewing gum! Yet, their capacity is a million times more than that beast from IBM.
My first laptop had a 2.1 GB hard drive. Today, we have 22 TB hard drives. What's more impressive is the modern-day transfer speeds for consumers. That tiny drive can do 5 MB/s at best. Now, we've got SSDs that can break through 10 GB/s.
Brings back memories of kite flying in Lahore:
"Fire phoenix" flies in the sky: a man made a phoenix kite controlled by a drone, and flew it in the sky in Shangqiu, central China's Henan Province— Massimo (@Rainmaker1973) February 13, 2023
However, our kites were quite basic compared to this stunning specimen.
Americans are refusing to work weekends and are demanding pay raises en masse - emboldened by empowering self-help videos on TikTok and time spent at home during the pandemic.
The revelations, aired in a recent report by The Wall Street Journal, depict a rapidly changing corporate climate where staffers are more actively drawing a line between their work and personal lives.
I remember a meeting at my workplace during which a single, childless, super-dedicated employee was showcasing our new website and forum and then describing how she answers customer questions at 9 or 10 p.m. from home!
The rest of us said, "NOPE!"
Anyway, this part is quite precious:
Some firms fed-up of staffers' demands say they've begun outsourcing roles to India and Canada as a result, raising the specter of a jobs crisis should the long-predicted recession be a deep one.
Begun!?! They've been doing that for decades.
This lack of passion, ZED Digital President Sumithra Jagannath said, has forced her to outsource about 20 remote engineering and marketing roles to Canada and India, where she said it’s easier to find workers willing to go above and beyond. [...]
She added that since the start of the pandemic, an increasing amount of employees have asked for more pay when asked by their managers to do more work - which she remarked, for her, is a first.
More pay for more work! Isn't that something.
An Indian boss outsources jobs to other Indians because they accept lower wages have more passion! My dad, from Pakistan, who worked in Saudi Arabia also had this tremendous passion! He would often be appointed work during the weekend while getting exactly half the salary of his Arab colleagues. Of course, the Arabs would have the weekend off.
On the Shoppers Drug Mart website in Canada, one of their ads is this:
Old, short hair with a tooth gap, and obese. Only a VERY BAD PERSON would think that these women are not beautiful.
Just checked out a studio apartment here in Mexico in an ideal neighborhood.— My Latin Life 🌴 (@MyLatinLife) January 26, 2023
They’re asking 3,000 pesos + 500 peso deposit.
That’s $150 a month and a $25 deposit. Includes water.
Just checked rent for a one bedroom apartment in my building. $1,550 a month. You'll have to fill out an application and fulfill the requirements to have the privilege of renting. When I applied, they wanted to see a minimum five-year job history in Canada or a guarantor. So, if you don't have rich parents or a stable income stream of five years, then tough.
This is extremely salient. Our wages are not keeping up with inflation and our housing prices are way out pacing inflation. The single family home white picket fence American dream is not fiscally possible for most millennial working Americans. https://t.co/1FkHV86NcY— Jennifer Zilla (@jennifer_zilla) January 24, 2023
Reminds me of a conversation with my puzzled barber many years ago.
"I think you're a smart guy. So, I don't get it. Why don't you have a house?"
I looked at the Boomer Barber with mild amusement and asked, "What was the price of your house when you bought it?"
"Do you remember your annual income at the time?"
"Hmm, about $20,000."
"What was your mortgage payment?"
"Oh, my dad gave me a gift and I borrowed money from a relative."
"How long did it take to pay off this loan?"
"About two years."
So, sometime, in the 1970s, a barber in Canada, with zero college degrees and a single income, and a family loan, bought a house and had it all paid off in two years.
During that haircut, my post-university-degree income was about $50,000 and the average price of a house was close to $1,000,000. Alas, no monetary gift from dad or a family loan. Forget two, it's not even possible in twenty years! It's so bizarre when these people can't see or recognize this basic math.
Sunday Gunday! From over 560lbs to 239 in less than 2 years. Nothing is impossible, it's never too late, you're never too far gone. Thanks for the inspiration fellas @Cernovich @BowTiedOx @AJA_Cortes @bowtiedwhitebat @Derek_Fitness @dookiebutter100 pic.twitter.com/hCEQ5TOeUI— Cole Prochaska (@3to1fitnesspro) January 22, 2023
Most of his diet is the same as mine; substitute lean beef for prime rib and new york steak.
Lean beef, chicken, ground turkey, potatoes, rice, carrots, beans, a ton of eggs.— Cole Prochaska (@3to1fitnesspro) January 23, 2023
Lean proteins + simple carbs + butter = Awesome diet.
I think it's weird that people think it's weird I don't drink alcohol.— ZUBY: (@ZubyMusic) January 7, 2023
Poisoning yourself intentionally is a weird flex IMHO, but I support your right to do so.
I've had people at work relay stories about drinking and throwing up. It sounded like they were bragging. Just totally bizarre.
A knew a few people at my workplace who were landlords. They got mortgages, bought a second property, and rented it out. There's risk because of rising interest rates. Also, you can end up with non-paying tenants. Your expenses explode at the worst time:
Just last year, Marco had two houses to his name, but for months has been sleeping in his car — all because his tenants, whom he's been unable to evict, haven't paid their rent.
Marco, 33, lost his marital home in a separation agreement in January. He still owns an income property — a two-suite house in Collingwood, Ont. — but says his upstairs tenant hasn't paid up since June; the one downstairs hasn't since February.
"I'm covering all housing expenses, the mortgage and property taxes and can't afford to rent in the terrible financial situation I'm in," he said. "I'm drowning in debt."
An enormous storm is battering a vast swath of the US and Canada, knocking out power to more than 1.4 million homes and businesses, grounding thousands of flights and dashing hopes for delivery of last-minute holiday gifts.
Heavy snow while the temperature plunges.
Its speedy march across the continent is causing violent temperature swings. New York City was 55F (13C) at dawn. By 10 p.m., it’s forecast to be around 10.
Yesterday, it was a nice, warm 0C here in Ontario. Tonight, it'll feel like -26C thanks to the wind chill.
The average person is squeezed:
New figures show grocery inflation in Canada surged again in November as the price of basics like bread, eggs and dairy products shot up. Statistics Canada says prices for food purchased from stores rose 11.4 per cent last month compared with a year ago, up from an 11 per cent gain in October.
The agency says prices for groceries have now risen at a faster pace than overall inflation for 12 months in a row.
Starting from early 2020 to late 2022, food prices in Ontario, Canada have increased by approximately 75%. It's likely that from 2020-2023, prices for food would have doubled in Canada. Add to that the higher oil prices and an insane real estate market. The younger generations are truly getting crushed. The middle class is shrinking. Soon, it'll be the rich and the not-rich.
Life is a mix of luck and effort.— BowTiedBull - Read Pinned Tweet or NGMI (@BowTiedBull) December 8, 2022
Effort alone = you'll make $100,000+ no debate
Luck? It's required to make it *big*. Big being 8+ digits.
Solution: always max effort since you never know when the match is circling your pile of gunpowder
Very true. I've seen the opposite a lot in my life. Many colleagues don't take put in the effort or take risks because the chance of zero payoff or failure is high. The solution isn't to avoid the painful failures but to go through them faster to achieve "good luck".
December 7, 2022
Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and oregano. Dip in sour cream. Bonus: Use roasted garlic as an alternating dip.
Boomers: Why don't you buy a house?
[...] average income of Ontarians between the ages of 25 and 34 years has stayed nearly the same for decades, lingering at an average of roughly $50,000 a year. According to the latest data from StatsCan, the yearly income was $50,800 in 2020.
While the average house goes for $1 million.
“It takes 22 years of full-time work for the typical young person to save a 20 [per cent] down payment on an average priced home,” the report reads, which they say is 17 years longer than when “today’s aging population” were their age.
Read that again: 22 years of savings to pay for 20% of an average house. Simply unaffordable. To top it all off, the nefarious Canadian government will be importing 500,000 people every year which will continue to keep wages low and further increase real estate prices.
Online bullying is so weird just click block if someone is annoying.— BowTiedBull - Read Pinned Tweet or NGMI (@BowTiedBull) November 20, 2022
Also don’t read people who piss you off.
There was a psycho girl from Pakistan who lived in the US. She blogged about her crazy leftist beliefs. I would simply provide excerpts and critique her logic and reasoning abilities. Her response? She cried like a little girl and wrote that I was a "cyber bully".
That was definitely amusing.
She had to look at her blog stats, click to arrive at my site, and then read my devastatingly brutal words about herself. All she could conjure up was: U R CYBER BULLY!
It was quite surreal to witness such a combination of mental retardation and emotional weakness. Eventually, she decided to nuke her blog. Sad!
Going through high school, university and later, I watched three World Cups where Australia slaughtered their opponents. Starting from the semi-final in 1999, the Aussies went undefeated in their next two magnificent campaigns.
Now, in 2022, the Australians (who else?) were defending their World title. Given their glorious history, fighting attitude, and home advantage, somehow, they couldn't even make the semi-finals!
This World Cup started with a bang and then it got so much better.
This has been one of the most incredible cricket World Cups of all time. My prediction from last month for the final four:
Off by one. New Zealand definitely earned their place by annihilating Australia.
Imagine how easy it is for people who remain lean & disease-free on high junk food diets. I know people who've never had weight issues and eat like shit. Their kids are all tall skinny bean poles and eat poorly too.— Bill Lagakos (@CaloriesProper) November 4, 2022
Scientists should study these people.
I knew a guy like that in university. He ate insanely huge meals. Fries, snacks, sugary juices, desserts, sodas, more snacks. It was surreal because he looked like a tall toothpick. It was like his body didn't know how to store calories. Not an ounce of fat on him. It would definitely be interesting to see the genetic and hormonal differences that make these people so efficient.
November 2, 2022
Big Sugar is definitely using cheaper and lower-quality ingredients in their bite-sized candies. I've noticed that with M&Ms. At first, I thought that it was unsatisfactory because of the small amount but nope; it just tastes off. I avoid almost all Hershey's. You couldn't pay me to eat that American garbage.
Various Japanese (Royce), Swiss (Lindt), German (Ritter Sport), and British (Cadbury) chocolates taste so much better.
France’s General Christian Blanchon published a tribute letter to the unvaccinated in September 2022, calling citizens who refused the COVID injections “superheroes.” The letter made waves in Europe and around the world among people critical of draconian COVID policies but was largely ignored by the mainstream press.
I've lived in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, the US, and Canada. I've learned repeatedly that most people are idiots. Therefore, "peer pressure" has zero effect on my life. Of course, this Covid nonsense went a bit further. Face diapers were required for public transportation. Covid passports were mandated for gyms, restaurants, cinemas, theaters, air travel, etc. That did impact my life but it was a small inconvenience. Today, masks are optional and the passport has been removed. Society is slowly catching up to reality.
I wonder why the university didn't bother to address this super very bad professor for the last 40 years:
Maitland Jones Jr., a chemistry professor at New York University who also taught for four decades at Princeton, was fired in August after undergraduate students circulated a petition complaining that his course was too difficult.
The assembly line of idiots couldn't take it! I've known a few old teachers like that. Their style is brutal and their expectations are sky-high. The problem? The administration keeps accepting more and more mediocre students who can't handle the heat. Of course, most teachers get the hint and continuously dumb down their material. I personally knew a high school teacher who made her course too easy. A furious teacher from the department went to the principal and basically asked him, "Don't you think it strange that we're getting increasingly low-quality students while her class averages are going up!?" He simply dismissed the concerns.
Of course, it's much easier and convenient to blame, and then fire, the one professor who doesn't dumb down the material. Just ignore the overall lowering of standards, the inferior students, and rampant grade inflation. End result? Students who know nothing.
What matters is that the gravy train for the schools and universities doesn't stop.
Mosquitos are out of control this year. We never had a problem with them. They are tiny but bites leave hole in skin. My reflexes are getting better tho. Just clapped one dead. Fast mofos tho.— Cernovich (@Cernovich) October 3, 2022
Funny. Just a few days ago, I was out and felt a tiny sting on my right hand. Looked and saw one bastard on my knuckles. SMACK! Dead. I was surprised with the amount of blood that splattered.
A few minutes later, another one! SMACK! Less blood this time.
Then, moments later, one more! SMACK! No blood.
Definitely improving with practice. My right hand looked like a piece of modern art with three mangled mosquitos.
Why can’t American cities be this safe? https://t.co/UP1A8fYpW7— Cernovich (@Cernovich) September 29, 2022
A lot of people are, obviously, writing about diversity. That's true. There's another factor: nearly zero consequences for criminals.
I remember travelling to Medina and Makkah in the 90s. These cities are filled with peoples from all over the world. Literally tens of millions visit them every year. One of the most memorable sights is the jewellery stores. They are many and they are absolutely glittering. One almost has to put on sunglasses to get a full view of all the gold.
I remember walking in front of the stores. The doors were open but nobody was present. The owners had left during the time for prayer. It was a golden opportunity for thieves! Yet, no one dared. Why? Because criminals prefer to not have their hands chopped off. Contrast that ruthlessness with the revolving door policies for criminals in the US. How absurd it is to read of another robber, rapist or killer who had been arrested 15, 16 or 17 times before his latest spree.
It is hands down the best veggie and most versatile. So many sides can be made with potatoes: fries, mashed potatoes, scalloped potatoes, hashbrowns, tator tots, baked potato, gnocchi, country style, potato wedges… truly god’s best invention— Walter Escamilla (@walt_cristobal) September 29, 2022
Yup. Potatoes are awesome. The best is oven baked wedges with a bit of beef fat. Sprinkle salt, pepper and oregano; roasted garlic on the side with sour cream as a dipping. That can be an entire meal.
Yep. People who think "they just won't sell" don't understand how greedy Americans are.— BowTiedBull - Read Pinned Tweet or NGMI (@BowTiedBull) September 21, 2022
They will be destroyed. Already saw it in 2008 lived it and it was brutal to watch.
Will the responsible ones make it? Of course because they have wiggle room. Most don't https://t.co/7fm8F2ON3e
That's the major downside of a debt-powered lifestyle. Remember reading a story about a guy who kept on buying more and bigger as his income went up. He moved his wife and children to a better house with a larger mortgage. Got a newer car; wife got her own. Eventually wife quit her job to stay home. More toys, lavish vacations. The problem? Zero savings and insane debt.
He lost his job in 2008. Sold her car. Then, his own. Couldn't pay mortgage. Moved in with the in-laws. He went from a $200,000 salary to working part-time at Walmart. He had the option of wiggle room but he wasted it.
The evidence against the Covid vaccines is on the verge of becoming undeniable by the mainstream. Between the excess deaths, the declining fertility, and the hard evidence being provided by embalmers around the world, the lethal nature of the vaxx is on the verge of being conclusively proven.
I heard about a young, healthy police officer who died suddenly just one day after his third vaxx shot. Who knows how many died directly because of the vaxxes? We can get an approximate number from the excess deaths.
Let's see how many NPCs wake up and realize that they gleefully and repeatedly jabbed themselves with poison.
Called bank yesterday for a certified check. Went through 3 separate people - all put me on hold because they didn’t know what that was.— Arbitrage Andy (@ArbitrageAndy1) September 13, 2022
Is it me or is the level of worker like seriously deficient?
Almost always better going direct to manager for everything. @BowTiedBull
I've had similar experiences with my local banks.
Oh, in all three cases, women! I do my own research before dealing with banksters who're greedy, lazy, and incompetent.
$7 a day for 500 mg caffeinated ice-cream for breakfast everyday.— BowTiedBull - Read Pinned Tweet or NGMI (@BowTiedBull) August 27, 2022
Best marketing scam Starbucks ever came up with, ice cream for breakfast
It's still bizarre for me to see how so many people in America and Canada consume so much sugar to start their day. I still remember being shocked when I was introduced to pancakes drenched in maple syrup for breakfast. Intensely sweet!
I once witnessed pop-can-sized hail in, of all places, Saudi Arabia. It bombarded the balcony of our apartment for a few minutes. It must have done some serious damage to cars and those who were outside. To be in a car when it happens? That's dreadful:
Matt Berry was driving home after golfing Monday evening when cloudy skies quickly turned into a rare storm that dropped hail the size of softballs, caving in his windshield and leaving about 150 dents in his car. “I was getting covered in shards of glass,” the graphic designer said as he recalled the moment he pulled over on a country road to take cover while driving from Innisfail, Alta., to his home in Red Deer, Alta.
“The noise was quite loud,” he said. “It was just crazy. Scary at times, but really it was just shock and awe more than anything.”
The biggest one was nearly 300 grams. That's lethal stuff.
My laptop in the late 90s had data transfer speeds at around 10-15 MB/s. With the latest NVMe SSD drives, one can hit 10-15 GB/s. That level of data throughput would have sounded absolutely ludicrous back when my total hard disk size was 2 GB!
This upcoming ASUS motherboard will have space for four NVMe SSDs without the use of add-in cards. That's going to be nirvana for serious gamers, photographers, and video editors.
New CPUs, motherboards, and GPUs are coming in Q4. It should be an excellent time to upgrade for those who were discouraged by the GPU prices of the past two years.
The rectangular-shaped room is fitted with a shower, a sink, and a toilet. There is one window, and a shelving unit above the latrine. But this room isn’t just any old bathroom. It’s actually an apartment listed for rent in Hamilton’s east-end.
Just steps away from the shower, there is a kitchenette with a handful of cupboards, what appears to be a toaster oven and a mini-fridge — no full kitchen. To the back of the room, there appears to be space for a bed — as long as it is a small one. The whole apartment is 13 square metres (or 140 square feet — think of a 12 foot by 12 foot room).
Prices in my neighborhood in Ontario in 2012 vs. 2022:
So, a 140 square feet "apartment" for $550 is a steal!
From the start of 2020 to now, overall food inflation has been ~50% here in Canada. The following numbers line precisely with my experience.
Our Grocery bill for a family of 4 with pets:— Tim Kennedy (@TimKennedyMMA) July 30, 2022
Prime Minister Zoolander doesn't care about grandma!
Despite heading one of the only Western governments to still mandate face masks on rail transport, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was conspicuously maskless as he shook hands during a Monday photo op aboard an Okanagan, B.C., steam train.
The prime minister was not breaking any laws; the Kettle Valley Steam Railway is a heritage railroad not bound by federal transport regulations. However, the visit led to cries of hypocrisy nonetheless as COVID presumably can spread just as easily on tourist trains as aboard VIA Rail trains.
I went to the local train station early this month and noticed two different trains with a platform in the middle. VIA Rail on one side and a GO train on the other. Both were heading towards Toronto. I was in the GO train where almost zero people bothered with a mask. Looking outside, one could easily tell that everyone on the VIA Rail was masked. SCIENCE!
I couldn't travel on trains, take airplane flights, watch a movie on the big screen, eat in a restaurant or listen to a live orchestra because of Canada's vaxx mandates. It was nothing big. Though, there are people who're willing to lose a lot of money and invite reactions from monkeys when they publicly refuse the SUPER AWESOME FABULOUS vaccines.
Phillies Catcher J.T. Realmuto on not playing against Toronto due to Canada’s covid vax mandates:— Greg Price (@greg_price11) July 12, 2022
“I’m a healthy 31-year old pro athlete and didn’t feel the need to get it… I’m not going to let Canada tell me what to put in my body.”
When Nikon released the Z7, the Z7II, and finally the epic Z9, it was clear that DSLRs had been retired. They're simply too complicated and costly to produce. Mirrorless are smaller, lighter, and provide higher margins.
Japanese camera maker Nikon will withdraw from the single-lens reflex camera business and shift toward digital offerings amid intensifying competition from smartphone cameras, Nikkei has learned.
Nikon's SLR cameras have been widely used by professional photographers for more than 60 years and have come to be seen as synonymous with the Japanese company.
The D300 and the D800 were spectacular during their time.
My passport expired late last year. I waited and went to the post office to mail my application in February. I got the passport a month later. Too many people didn't bother in the winter and now we've got long queues.
As passport processing delays and long lineups persist at Service Canada offices, the federal government is looking to buy 801 chairs for people standing in line by the end of this week.
That precise number made me laugh. Of course, Prime Minister Zoolander is doing his very best to get to the root of this problem:
The request for the additional seating was posted just days after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the formation of a special cabinet committee "task force to improve government services."
The 10 ministers on the committee have been tasked with tackling the "unacceptable" backlogs with immigration and passport applications, though with no clear timelines attached to this task.
The geezers are on it!
It's a simple supply issue. The government didn't forecast the spike in demand and so they didn't bother hiring and training sufficient numbers of workers. At least, it's still possible to apply and get a new passport in 48 hours. There are certain federal government applications where the response time is not measured in hours, days, weeks, or months! It takes years for a bureaucrat to even look at your documents. Why doesn't the government charge higher fees and employ more people to speed up that process? Can't even think of an answer.
I got an email today titled, "A Message from Air Canada's President". He apologized about the upcoming cancelation of flights in the summer months. It was initially confusing because I don't have any domestic or US flight but then I realized that he's telling all possible customers to not bother booking any North American flight in the next couple of months.
Air Canada's stock fell as much as nearly 9 per cent in early trading on Thursday, after the company said it would cut more than 15 per cent of its scheduled flights in July and August.
The Montreal-based airline said on Wednesday that it will reduce its schedule – already operating at a capacity below pre-pandemic levels – by an average of 154 flights per day in July and August. Most of the affected flights are to and from Toronto and Montreal, the airline said, on domestic and Canada-U.S. routes.
Air Canada fired thousands of workers two years ago and then implemented vaccine mandates last year. My best guess would be that 20% of their original labor force has zero interest in returning to work for them which closely aligns with the volume of cancellations. Plus, it's likely that a few of the vaxxed pilots have had totally unexpected and unrelated health issues that make them unfit to fly. Sad!
Prices of goods like this go up, assets go down, rates go up (impossible to buy home). This is new reality for middle class.— BowTiedBull - Read Pinned Tweet or NGMI (@BowTiedBull) June 24, 2022
Stock up on non-perishables, get wifi income to be more flexible, take away major fixed costs if you can. pic.twitter.com/cVvkPl7k42
The price of butter tracks almost exactly with my experience: $3 to $4.29; a 43% increase. The most insane price increase I've noticed is for corn. It used to be $0.2 each, now it's going for $0.5.
But your society refuses to heed our warning voices. I suppose we must admit, sad though it is, that experience cannot be transmitted: everyone must experience everything for himself.”#Solzhenitsyn— Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (@AI_Solzhenitsyn) June 20, 2022
So very true.
The median price of a new home in the US is now 6.7x higher than the median household income.— Charlie Bilello (@charliebilello) May 24, 2022
Housing has never been more unaffordable relative to incomes. pic.twitter.com/bpxmXcK3fi
The median household income in my city in Canada is roughly $75,000 (US$60,000). The median price for a detached house in the last quarter was $1.1 million (US$873,000). So, that's 14.6x!
A median apartment goes for $650,000. That "affordable" option gives us 8.6x!
My brother is an EMT, and says that men over 55 should never be on ladders— BowTiedAstronaut (@BowTiedAstrnaut) May 31, 2022
My dad is 63 and didn't listen, fell 10 feet on to concrete, and broke most of the bones between his waist and his skull
BUT. He was in excellent health, and 2 years later is little worse for the wear
Brutal. The tiny loss of muscle and reflexes happens every day but our pride, independence, and stubbornness won't allow for the harsh truth. The results can be ugly.
3 years ago I really wanted to learn how to deadlift but didn’t and was frustrated because I was doing 15 minutes of daily ankle exercises for a minor ache. now I’m hitting PRs of over 300 lbs yet I don’t stop and appreciate how much I’ve achieved. It’s like that with all things.— آرش (@thekarami) May 28, 2022
Deadlift is definitely the king of strength training exercises. It highlights any weakness in the chain: ankles, knees, back, forearms, and wrists. Of course, too many avoid it because a heavy deadlift is a) not easy, and b) absolutely exhausting.
Stéphane Bancel, CEO of Moderna:— Efron Monsanto 🇨🇦🚜🚛 (@realmonsanto) May 23, 2022
"it's sad to say, I'm in the process of throwing 30 million doses in the garbage because nobody wants them. We have a big demand problem."
Notes that China doesn't want any MRNA products and how there's 7 billion doses.https://t.co/xfKZbVT8RJ pic.twitter.com/WVboChDma7
It will always be amusing to know that after Canada mandated vaccine passports for government employees, restaurants, cinemas, theaters, for travel, and in some places for simply shopping at Walmart, that we got the largest wave of infection! Many people were coerced into getting the 1st shot, 2nd shot, booster, another booster while being explicitly told that they wouldn't get infected ... and then they got infected.
Not to mention the horrendous side effects from the "vaccines". The general population is no longer interested in bending over for another jab. This can be seen in the numbers as compliance is significantly lower for each additional shot.
7 months after Politico said vaccination rates were the key determinant of whether a country could keep case rates down, highly vaccinated Portugal, where ~95% of adults are fully vaccinated, has the highest case rate in the world and their highest case rate on record— Ian Miller (@ianmSC) May 24, 2022
The storm went through the most densely populated region of Canada:
A damaging derecho swept through southern Ontario and Quebec Saturday, toppling trees and power lines, overturning cars, cutting electricity and even tossing debris through windows. The storms have resulted in at least eight deaths.
Eight deaths. That number is shockingly low considering that cars were flipped, trees were uprooted, and powerlines went down.
A few minutes before it hit, the sun was completely covered, the light dimmed like it was 9 p.m. Then, all the windows started rattling. I looked outside and saw birds attempting to sit still but the wind knocked them away. The maximal level wind and rain lasted about five minutes; we, fortunately, didn't get the worst.
Looks like a coastal city getting hit by a hurricane!
Trees being knocked down and cars being pushed over #ONstorm #ottnews @weathernetwork pic.twitter.com/zCP0ljHNhL— Adam Safaoui (@adam_safaoui) May 21, 2022
When home is not safe:
Hoping everyone is OK after the storm. We were @BonEchoPP. My husband and I sought shelter in the Visitor Center. Our friends & their 2 kids made it to their car. We are home as we were sleeping in hammocks which were soaked. Today the park is being evacuated. #grateful #ONStorm pic.twitter.com/742zfnsZfA— Stephanie Moga (@smogaOttawa) May 22, 2022
A real estate "paper cut":
And just like that…there’s a branch in my house. #ONStorm pic.twitter.com/1OcSz3YfCJ— DarthKahless 🇨🇦 (@DKahless) May 22, 2022
Caught this awesome lightning Strike from the air, Whitney Ontario, East of Algonquin park, should I say more? @weathernetwork @KMacTWN @MurphTWN @StormhunterTWN @Onstormtracker @ONStormChasing @NatGeoPhotos @NatGeo @ngadventure #thunderstorms #lightning #drone #weather #ONstorm pic.twitter.com/KSPNhLqnVq— Dash8 Aerial Photography (@Dash8Aerial) May 15, 2022
Today I bought the ugliest pair of shoes ever created. Truly hideous. Feels like walking on pillows with springs in them tho.— Cernovich (@Cernovich) May 12, 2022
I went to the local mall to buy shoes a few years ago. The stores didn't even have my size. Went to a different mall, visited many stores, and finally a sales guy came back with a couple of hideous black monstrosities. I had tried a lot of ill-fitting and uncomfortable shoes that day and was prepped for disappointment... It felt like I was walking on a cloud! They were New Balance black joggers. A few years later, I tried in vain to find similar shoes. Settled for a different brand.
The housing crisis in the San Francisco Bay Area has gotten so bad that one startup is now offering renters the chance to live in a “bunk bed pod” with 13 other people for just $800 a month.
I lived in a student house with 9 other people and we had 3 washrooms and that was sometimes a problem. The luxury apartment above is for 13 people and it has 2 washrooms! How is that going to work?
Am I the only one who's just not into all this multiverse stuff...?— Lauren Chen (@TheLaurenChen) May 9, 2022
For me, the great story arc was complete with Avengers: Endgame.