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November 02 2017

heavyweightheart:

Americans, get ready to start here for 2018 health insurance; the very short enrollment period is from November 1- December 15, 2017

Most of us should be able to get insured: if your projected household income for 2018 is between ~130-400% of the federal poverty line, you’ll qualify for significant subsidies which could reduce a ~$300+ Silver (mid-level) plan to ~$100/month. And if you fall below that, you will likely qualify for Medicaid in most states.

Affording deductibles and co-pays is another thing entirely. If you’re new to insurance, the general rule you want to remember when considering plans is that a low monthly premium means higher co-pays (the cost to you of a dr visit) and a higher deductible (the amount you have to pay before insurance coverage kicks in) but some plans will cover basic/preventative care before that. 

So if you’re not very sick and just need to see a primary care doctor once in a while, choose a lower premium/higher deductible plan. 

If, however, you’re chronically ill and have major medical expenses, you’ll want to choose a higher premium/lower deductible plan if you can afford it. Also look at the plan’s out of pocket maximum as that’s truly the very highest amount you’d have to pay in a year (it’s capped under the ACA at around $7k for an individual, but will be lower with better plans; if you have serious/costly illness(es) you need to look for that number).

Publicity and support for enrollment has been gutted this year but a quick google search will tell you where and how you can get help signing up in your state if you need it. This process can take time; don’t wait until the last minute! 

And finally, the most important thing to remember is that healthcare is a human right, and ours is the only ~developed~ nation in the world that doesn’t have some type of universal coverage. These companies you’re signing up with on the exchange are barriers to a more humane system, and they must be eliminated. Bon chance, y’all!

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gemfaggot:

reminder that Channing Tatum is bisexual

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princess-h0lly:

Credits to owner😋

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punk-rock-castiel:

your-grandmah:

day 23: they still think im one of them

I stared at this picture for like 5 minutes and then i concluded that the different one was the last one because of the chinese letters

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strongorcbutch:

kvothbloodless:

showerthoughtsofficial:

We have no problem turning straight characters gay but would never turn gay characters straight

Alchemists spent centuries trying to turn iron into gold, but never gold into iron. 

Straight people have spent a lot of time trying to turn actual gay people straight, so…I’d quit while you’re behind, OP. 

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desidere:

MedievalPOC is scamming you, here’s how and why: 

  1. For all that MedievalPOC railed against how “awful” periodization in this reblog, what they mostly did was prove they have ABSOLUTELY NO UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT PERIODIZATION IS OR HOW IT WORKS. 

    Which is okay! Not everyone does. But if you’re a history blog, trying to pass off Italian Baroque Art from the 1670’s as from the Georgian period is flat out wrong on every humanly possible level. How do I know it’s not Georgian, but Italian Baroque? Well, MPOC actually directly linked folks back to the original works and then bet NO ONE would check their facts

    Talk about incriminating receipts, right? It’s a mistake anyone could make….except this is a history blog, and it’s not an easy mistake to make when you’re in the wrong CENTURY. The last photo is my accurate to period examples that i found quickly.  

    Periodization, by the way:  an act or instance of dividing a subject into historical eras for purposes of analysis and study. Periods are “named blocks of time” that can be geographically specific. They are often named for major historical events, famous people, or dates. Periods are useful for analyzing change, continuity, or advances over time. Examples: Meiji Japan, the Renaissance, the gilded age, the long 19th century, the 60’s.  


  2. So MPOC hates historiography because its fluid/changing, different from art history in many ways, and not always precise — and therefore wrong. Then proceeds to prove their point by suggesting that the United States experienced the Victorian Era. 

    Which, granted, the US did experience a multitude of influences from the “victorian era” but….it’s also no longer a part of the British empire in the 19th century. 
  3. MPOC is asking people to pay them…..to break the law and/or do things that you can literally do yourself, for free or are already available for a price. IE: selling art prints of POC in art owned by different resources (museums, galleries, private owners, etc) is actually really illegal and against copyright. It’s technically illegal to put these images online without permissions anyways, but you don’t make a profit off of selling the art that isn’t owned by you when you do it. Interested in prints? Well you can either print off the image yourself for free,  or buy them from the actual museums and galleries themselves, furthering the support of the actual items! When you buy prints or postcards of art DIRECTLY from museums, you are funding museums. the money they get from giftshops is actually VERY IMPORTANT because museums and databases like the ones MPOC use are NON-PROFIT organizations AND this money will go to funding the museum, be that for outreach to children, conserving the art, paying their staff, publishing free educational materials, etc. It is an absolutely vital source of income for museums that serve their communities and want to keep their art accessible. 

    There are a few collections which are free for reproduction commercially, like the National Gallery of Art but this isn’t the norm across the board. Besides that? Well I realize buying a $95 art book may be out of the range for some people’s pockets (TRUST ME: having been someone required to buy a lot of these textbooks which are pricey because of the vast amount of copyright fees paid to publish them), there are cheaper or used similar books on amazon AND several museums and universities have published some of their older books online for FREE. Which includes The Met. Why are you going to pay someone else to read books for you when they don’t even give you the facts right?? 
  4. they want $1,200 a month to make lesson plans and curricula about art and art history but can’t even differentiate between two separate countries in two different time periods. This isn’t “one mistake” I found. This is systematically getting things wrong, including the time they claimed that Queen Urraca of Spain might possibly be Muslim — despite the fact that Queen Urraca of Spain spent her career helping and advocating the Reconquista - AKA the murder of muslim people in Spain. Uhhhh…

    Which of course: These lesson plans? Stuff like this already exists! By (surprise) Museum educators whose JOB it is full time to make this stuff. It’s almost like this stuff is ALREADY free online [The Met, The Getty, Asian Art Museum… pretty much any major museum on the planet….] AND THIS STUFF IS AVAILABLE AND READY TO BE USED. A LOT OF IT IS FREE. How do I know this magical stuff??? because (and I’m guessing here) UNLIKE MPOC I have actually taken a class on museum education. 
  5. MPOC is offering to write a book. a really real published book. SPOILER ALERT: in the art history world, you GENERALLY have a PhD before you publish a book. Why? Because the PhD certifies you as an expert in the thing you study and it is an academic topic. No university/academic publisher alive would risk this. Is it maybe an ivory tower elitist thing? hell yeah it is. Would any editor in their right mind publish a book as riddled with basic factual errors as much as the MPOC blog? Hell no they would not. What about those publishers who publish psuedo-historical books like “PS ‘everything was made by aliens’” ? Well unless they want their asses sued to hell and back over copyrights, they probably won’t be able to foot the necessary bills for these images. Independent publishing doesn’t make any of it LESS illegal. They want to cover the license costs with crowd funding???  

    GREAT EXCEPT: 

    According to Linda Downs, executive director of the College Art Association, image permissions and licensing costs for a 200-page art-history book average $7,000 to $10,000. Authors usually have to cover those costs themselves. Scholars in disciplines that aren’t so visual might jump at the chance to publish in both print and online formats, Ms. Downs told me in an e-mail. But “art historians will choose one or the other” because they might get hit with two sets of permissions fees and other restrictions. Good luck with that. In order to recoup those kinds of costs the books will NOT be cheap. 
  6. MPOC has been called out by several NDN bloggers regarding the fact that they have been caught lying about their Native/POC heritage. Although the days of stupid_free and fandom_wank have long past, now we have other ways to collect receipts and here AND ALSO HERE REALLY IMPORTANT and know that they are white, white, white — and lied about who they were. Like here’s a hint there are NO Lakota reservations in AZ. If you really miss livejournal, however, you can see the call out on SF_DRAMAThe internet will never forget a white girl co-opting POC to garner cash.
  7. they also have ZERO UNDERSTANDING of how to treat  jewish people in europe in history. which is called out here better than I ever can or could because I am not jewish. they also fumble with the Roma (which they claim to be) and that + the judaism issue is also called out here
  8. don’t send this person harassment but don’t give them money holy shit y’all you are being scammed. SCAMMED. do not PAY people to feed you half-assed poor researched bullshit that is available free online. 

- a poc who is tired of the “best diversity in history” blog being wrong about pretty much everything 

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6 years 4 months and 25 days later.

wellummerr:

creamynut:

gaspack:

And, I’m still mad at how they did Darwin in X-Men: First Class.

Mannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

I support the headcanon of people who believe he merely evolved the ability to ascend out of the X-men films to avoid a nonsensical bullshit fate

chaoticbard:

chaoticbard:

are you a finger guns bisexual or an awkward thumbs up bisexual

everyone keeps saying “both” and I suddenly feel regretful I asked a bunch of bisexuals to make a choice

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thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

swordlesbianfreyja:

north-bi-northwest:

pocketrunner:

srsfunny:

An Idea To Prevent A Nuclear War

“My suggestion was quite simple: Put that needed code number in a little capsule, and then implant that capsule right next to the heart of a volunteer. The volunteer would carry with him a big, heavy butcher knife as he accompanied the President. If ever the President wanted to fire nuclear weapons, the only way he could do so would be for him first, with his own hands, to kill one human being. The President says, “George, I’m sorry but tens of millions must die.” He has to look at someone and realize what death is—what an innocent death is. Blood on the White House carpet. It’s reality brought home.”
- Richard Fisher, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (1981)

Never forget that part of the reason this system was never implemented was that when he presented it to his colleagues, their response was IIRC “George, that’s terrible! If he has to take an innocent life, he may never press the button.”

but thats like the whole fucking point

The depressing part is that the people who vetoed this idea really didn’t grasp the irony of doing so in the slightest

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victorian-sexstache:

you: Uhura dates Spock

me, an intellectual: Uhura is Spock

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tahthetrickster:

cryptowitchery:

tahthetrickster:

pls stop scrolling for a moment to properly appreciate this oriental shorthair kitten

but like..,.,, will he Grow Into Them????

not really………..

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kieraplease:

Halloween costume idea- Riri Williams // ig: kieraplease ✨

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skinoutqueen:

eze-nwaanyi:

chichi-baby:

since1938:

I was gonna take a nap but everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked.

Happy Halloween

😍😍😍😍😍 omg awwwwwww

Yup. This is it. I officially want children

😍😭

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glenn-rhee:

i stan only netflix and this guy

brainstatic:

dennys:

after a long week of sküle, george glass kicks back with a tropical smüthie from dennys

One day you’ll have to answer to the Lord.

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holy-mountaineering:

rudolf-rokkr:

northern-seidmadr:

petterwass:

Best-dressed protestor att the anti-nazi/nazi rally in Gothenburg today.
“Vikings against incorrect use of runic script”

THIS GIVES ME THE HAPPY

A bit of context for English-speaking heathens, reenactors, and other Viking enthusiasts, so that people don’t make the mistake of believing the above protester is actually just complaining about runes. The Swedish neo-nazi movement Nordiska Motståndsrörelsen (NMR, ‘Nordic Resistance Movement’ (Wikipedia link)) uses the tīwaz/Týr rune as their logo, basically the way the American National Socialist Movement uses the ōþila rune. In Sweden (where in some places runes are even still taught in schools) people are particularly disturbed by the usurpation of their history and culture and fighting back to reclaim the Týr rune has been an effective rallying point for undermining the nazis’ message by promoting knowledge about the things they lie about in order to stake a claim that they are representing their cultural heritage (link is in Swedish). The above protest was attended by members of Samfundet Forn Sed, Heathens United Against Racism (with some overlap between the two), and the guy pictured above was protesting with Vikingar Mot Rasism ‘Vikings against racism.’ The movement “No Tiw for Nazis” is on Facebook.

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