The ACA provided states with federal funds to institute a Medicaid expansion. The states chose to expand the program also were able to set up their own state exchanges, which were relatively free from the problems the federal site had. Vermont decided to take it a step further by setting up their very own single payer system.
The slogan of the program: Everybody in, nobody out.
The program will be fully operational by 2017, and will be funded through Medicare, Medicaid, federal money for the ACA given to Vermont, and a slight increase in taxes. In exchange, there will be no more premiums, deductibles, copay’s, hospital bills or anything else aimed at making insurance companies a profit. Further, all hospitals and healthcare providers will now be nonprofit.
They estimate this will end up saving Vermont 25% per capita over the current system, in addition to preventing some proportion of the 45,000 preventable deaths that occur annually in the US due to the inability to afford treatment.
Hot damn, Vermont, you sexy maple loving beasts.
the whole fucking idea that people default cecil to white on account of living in statistically white areas is really fucking weird
i know of white people who deliberately make cecil white because they have, terrifyingly, told me in no vague words, that they cannot relate to him otherwise
but the defaulting has very little (in a lot of cases) to do with living in white-centric areas or being white themselves and entirely to do with media saturation and representation and what we’re so used to seeing on screen when it comes to narrators/protagonists/front-and-center figures in stories
i know poc artists who have defaulted cecil to white, i was one of them and i have only ever lived in india and i’m fucking brown
and that doesn’t
of internalized racism
honestly i can say being into night vale has helped me confront so, so many fucking issues about my own narratives and storytelling wrt race, gender, and sexuality and i’m so fucking thankful for it because this positivity is also seeping into my general self-image and i’ve unpacked so much. white media fucks you up, and no if you’re white we’re still not on the same level and you can’t use my case to excuse yourself because i’ve internalized things that hurt me, and you’ve internalized the same things that hurt me, you can’t fucking compare
but yeah my point is stop trying to excuse that shit and just think about the blueprints you play with a bit more critically because the only way to end this self-propagating cycle of front-and-center whiteness in media is to break the chain wherever and whenever possible okay thanks
every time i hear about ramen burger im just like
Maybe you can draw Apollo while perceiving? [He must look hilarious]
I think he looks awesome when he’s perceiving but maybe it’s actually something like that? Ahhh, I cracked myself up…
Who is this?
See also: my heroine <3
We smile when we’re harassed on the street or hit on by jerks. We laugh at sexist jokes. We learn that when we have strong opinions, we’ll be called bitches and that if we get angry, we’ll be called hysterical. When we say what we want, we’re called pushy or aggressive.
Part of learning “ladylike” behavior is about learning to smile politely when someone is being crude. Femininity has long been attached to passivity and to being docile. Men fight, women giggle and fume silently.
sometimes I forget that Americans have to pay for university upfront like what the fuck is that are u guys ok
No we’re not okay.
We’re not okay at all.
my kind of salad
Shittycosplays.com is the most horrific thing I’ve ever seen.
Not only does this person body shame, but they seem to be quite prejudice against cross playing and gender fluid/ trans/ anyone who isn’t cisgendered.
The only type of hate that I agree with on this blog, is that they bash a few cosplayers who try to do blackface (which as we all know is racist and not cool)
But for god’s sakes, why does a blog like this exist?! Their claim is “what is art without judgement?”
I have news for you, don’t god damn judge a cosplayer unless they enter themselves into a fucking costume contest. And even then, there is NO reason to be mean. Be constructive, be critical, be HELPFUL NOT HATEFUL.
By judging these people you may make them never want to cosplay again! Or feel super embarassed about cosplaying anything! Cosplay is and can be art sure, but for MOST PEOPLE its a god damn hobby and a way for loners/outsiders to be a part of a community. It sure as hell does that for me!
I started cosplaying when I was 14. My first few costumes were such shit. I am terrified right NOW that they might end up on this blog. I can’t imagine, being in such an emotional fragile state at 14, if my naruto costume ended up on this blog… I don’t think I would have ever attended another convention after that. I would have missed out on all the amazing experiences I’ve had and people I’ve met because some asshole put my costume up on the site. Do you have any idea how fucking alone and lost I’d be without my hobby?!
Alas, I went through the whole blog and thank christ I wasn’t there, but honestly….these cons and costumes do so much for me that no matter what this person says/ does that if it ever does come down to this, they could never take away the happiness and confidence this life style has brought me.
But I’m also aware, that not everyone is as strong as this. I know seven years ago I certainly wasn’t. Some people might see themselves on here and want to quit forever.
How the fuck could you live with yourself knowing that you might be a cause/ trigger of someone’s sadness and insecurity?
Sure, we all (and don’t deny it) quietly judge people in our own way. Some people are better about it than others, but let’s face it, as humans we suck and at some point or another we all judge each other, but that is no reason to make a fucking blog about it.
It’s like you don’t even give a shit about these other cosplayer’s feelings! Did it ever occur to you that maybe these might be some of these people’s first costumes?! Or that maybe this is just a way for them to blow off steam and feel accepted?!
Did it ever occur to you to just be a decent human being? Like how hard is it to be nice. Really bro.
I hope no one here follows this person. They disgust me.
May your blog be attacked by many viruses.
Just in case you want to block/ignore them by Tumblr url, it’s horriblecosplay.
that’s almost too cruel
I had to do this once with Privateer II: The Darkening. It gained a bit when he said “I bet you didn’t play it through, I bet somebody just told you how…” and I was able to smile gently and say “God, possibly, since I wrote the game.” And plainly the Deity was with me that day, as I happened to be carrying docs from my UK agent (who’d done the deal) that showed not only that I was the writer, but the five-figure sum I had been paid. …It was a happy day for me. Not so much for him. I’d never had a referent for the word “slink” for a full grown male before. As in “slink away in utter dejection.” I smiled for at least three days without stopping. And am smiling now… I had completely forgotten about this.
Reblogging because “I beat the game” is fantastic, but “I wrote the damn thing” is even better.
i swear taylor swift dated more guys then i have followers on tumblr
I feel sorry your follower count is so low maybe it’s all the slut shaming :(
daily reminder not to reblog missing people posts unless you actually know who the person in the photo is and that they really are missing, there are shitheads out there who look for people hiding from them. an abusive husband found his wife and child through such a post. they were under protected identity but he found them through a missing person post online.
holy shit noted
- Had a girl say “I assume everything down there was to your liking?” I didn’t even know how to respond so I asked for a high-five.
- My friend whispered “That was so raven” into her boyfriends ear after they finished.
- One night I went out to a dance club with my friends and got incredibly drunk. Throughout the night I was putting the change leftover from buying drinks into my bra because I didn’t have a purse. I ended up going to my boyfriends place afterwards (who hadn’t been out with us) and being the terrible drunk I am I conned him into having sex. We were going at it pretty hard, he was laying down and I was on top of him and he finally had the mind to take my bra off. When he did, all the change from the night ($21 in coins..) burst out and rained all over his face. As he was confused and spluttering I just drunkenly continued while yelling, “JACKPOT!!!” and grabbing the cash and throwing in the air.
- Looked me in the eye and just said “…word.”
- He slapped my ass and said “good game”
- IN THE UNCONSCIOUSNESS, SHE STARTS CALLING OUT THE NAMES OF THE NINJA TURTLES