Fun Fact: most undocumented immigrants in America are documented immigrants who became visa overstays because they had no available path to citizenship or permanent residency. People would love to "do it the right way," it's just not an option presented by the immigration system.
My cousin had a commitment ceremony with his girlfriend this past weekend because if they were to be married she would lose access to Medicaid and they would be unable to afford her insulin. Just sharing in case you forgot about how much of a hellscape our healthcare system is.
You can’t say Women anymore, you have to say happy holidays
More money is spent on treating the symptoms of homelessness than it would cost to just end it
absolutely none of this will happen to the vast majority of people at college. maybe 5 people
I do equity & bias reviews for kids books & mostly I get hired to read for race & gender issues. But there is one area of representation that I flag in almost every book I review.
We need more fat people in kids books.
CW: fatphobia & body shaming
COVID Update: The loss of Colin Powell to complications from COVID provides an overpowering lesson: get vaccinated. 3 million people with compromised immune systems depend on you. 1/
How it started / How it’s going
Thinking about the time I drunkenly spilled an entire bowl of soup on my new macbook & then tried to tell the apple store it just broke out of nowhere & then the guy had to look me in the eye & say “we opened it up and there’s just…so much soup in here…like chunks of carrots..”
People should be able to age with dignity and care. It’s another example of how abandoning whole segments of our society to illness & neglect in order to pad the pockets of the wealthy is fundamentally amoral.
Some may spend the extra $ on immediate needs while those who don’t need to spend it immediately can give to others or save in a bank. Either way, it keeps $ circulating in the economy which should be the aim if the goal is economic health. (But the goal is to keep folks poor)
It would be more efficient to give the child tax credit to everyone regardless of income. There’s no basis for means testing. The wealth inequality is so extreme that it wouldn’t alter conditions for anyone except those who need it most. So why waste $ on added bureaucracy?
Yes, Colin Powell was vaccinated. But he also had blood cancer, which devastates the immune system.
What his tragic death illustrates isn't the futility of vaccines but the importance of everyone else getting vaccinated to protect society's most vulnerable.
COVID is currently the leading cause of death among police officers in this country
It has killed five times more officers than gunfire since the beginning of the pandemic. This guy's fellow officers will be safer without him, unfortunately. twitter.com/jasonrantz/sta…
An increasing % of our society is becoming disabled from #LongCovid & no one in power is addressing this.
Lowest current estimate = 12 million Americans with Long Covid. 3.6% of the country, 1 in 27 people. The majority can’t work fulltime. Many need caretakers. What’s the plan?
When Olivia Rodrigo sang “I'm so tired that I might quit my job, start a new life and they'd all be so disappointed
cuz who am I, if not exploited” she ushered in a shift in consciousness for the modern American worker that led to the current wave of labor strikes. In this essay
@swedishproverb Ok I relooked at it I thought it was a dress. I agree fully now
@swedishproverb Honestly her reunion look is actually shockingly ok considering her typical fashion sense
@AliiiBautista Ok I’m watching for the first time and searching for ppl talking about this on Twitter Bc … why
Joan and William getting together on girlfriends is giving me Joey and Rachel vibes and I zonttttt like it
Fun to read this on a 75-degree mid-October night
It’s *amazing* how much prepper talk involves guns, gold, and goods & how little involves questions like:
“what’s the *most* hygienic, least water-contaminating place to poop if the sewer system breaks down?”
“How will I get medication for my loved ones w/no supply chain?”
*as a whole*, preppers spend WAY more time & energy discussing guns, gold, and silver.
It’s almost like it’s not really about preparing for the end of the world and it’s more about fantasizing that you can maintain current social structures no matter what the future may bring.🤔
.@Sen_JoeManchin’s obstruction will literally change geologic record and lead to millions of preventable deaths around the world. We will never let his culpability for this mass destruction be forgotten. nytimes.com/2021/10/15/cli…
FTR, many women, believe it or not, are the breadwinners in their families, so paternal leave also means we can go back to work earlier and not have to lose the salary that sustains our householdS since US also has the stingiest paid maternity-leave in the industrialized world.
@harikitiki Pls know I’m also crying at lisa V Telling tom and tom she loves them soooo don’t trust my tears
@harikitiki I knowwww I’m sorry!!!! I fall for the old friend bonding