If you are over the age of 18 and somebody hasn’t already filed you as their dependent this year then PLEASE do yourself a stupid easy favor and file an incomeless tax return because you WILL get the back pay ($1,800) from last year’s covid relief and the third payment ($1,400) for free. like literally free. even if you had no income. i know because i was able to do it and it’s actually legitimately legal.
The deadline to file was extended to May 17th BTW so you have time!
The child naively believes that everything should be fair and everyone should be honest, that only good should prevail, that everybody should have what they want and there should be no pain or sadness. The child believes the world should be perfect and is outraged to discover it is not.
And the child is right.”
— Rabbi Tzvi Freeman
“Westerners are fond of the saying ‘Life isn’t fair.’ Then, they end in snide triumphant: ‘So get used to it!’ What a cruel, sadistic notion to revel in! What a terrible, patriarchal response to a child’s budding sense of ethics. Announce to an Iroquois, ‘Life isn’t fair,’ and her response will be: ‘Then make it fair!’” –Barbara Alice Mann
My sister, who I live with, thought she couldn’t get the vaccine because she doesn’t have insurance.
We’re not really used to “free”…. spread the word.
It depends where you go too. I tried to sign up at CVS and it said “free with insurance”
In the US they are not allowed to charge an individual for this vaccine. They are allowed to bill your insurance. Whether you have insurance or not, you will not pay anything.
THERE WILL BE A QUESTION ON THE REGISTRATION ABOUT INSURANCE YOU DO NOT NEED TO FILL IT OUT.
When I registered there was a page for insurance information. We were instructed just to put “no insurance” and keep going.
And for people who have covid, many treatments exist to help reduce suffering and critical situations, so long as you know to ask for them. Also care for covid can be very minimal in some states. Check with your state’s insurance providers. It’s as easy as googling how to get treatment for covid if you have been diagnosed.
I think like, while Lil Nas X is tearing apart a lot of troll responses he’s getting on twitter for laughs on purpose, I also definitely think we should be careful about how we frame that, how we repost that, and whether that’s the thing we focus on here, because the sheer volume and maliciousness of the harassment (from the likes of Fox News and establishments such as that) he’s receiving isn’t without emotional consequences. he even stated that much:
[ID: tweet by Lil Nas X stating: “i’ll be honest all this backlash is putting an emotional toll on me. i try to cover it with humour but it’s getting hard. my anxiety is higher than ever and stream call me by your name on all platforms now!” /end ID]
like we should def appreciate his creativity & his incredible sense of humour in the face of all this, but I think we shouldn’t forget the extreme severity of the backlash and hatred in response to a bold and groundbreaking piece of black gay art, that showcases black gay sexuality in a way that is almost never seen, certainly by not such a famous musician, and not erase the fact that the amount of hate he’s getting here is both unjust, racially-motivated, and almost definitely tremendously painful and upsetting? or else we risk reducing black performers and artists to mere objects of entertainment and fail to see black performers & artists as people, human beings.
you know what’s going on with lil nas x is persecution, right. it’s not “just” internet trolling—he’s only 21 and being targeted by SITTING SENATORS for his art. this is textbook persecution, complete with the coalescing of religion and political power, and the fact that he can fire off meme-y one liners doesn’t change that! fucking hell! it horrifies me how this is being played off for laughs, even by leftists and “we are the daughters of witches you couldn’t burn” crowd. it’s terrifying and the actual, bodily threat to him is VERY REAL regardless of how funny his responses are.
I’m not Black so I didn’t think it was appropriate of me to talk about his Blackness but dear GOD the disparity between lil nas x’s vulnerability and openness about his sexuality in his art and public appearance, and the amount of backlash and discrimination he’s suffered for it vs the amount of public recognition and institutional support he’s gotten as compared to harry styles who put on a fucking skirt and got hailed as the King Of The Gays™ is so blatantly racist.