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The Second Annual [Quarantimes] Thread

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  • QuantumTurkQuantumTurk Registered User regular
    Is this UI income or unemployment?

  • JarsJars Registered User regular
    edited March 2021
    may 1st? I don't think I'm going to rush to get the vaccine. my grandfather already has both shots and my mother is signed up for next week, and I've already had corona. I can wait a lot easier than other people.

    Jars on
  • 3cl1ps33cl1ps3 I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    I had no idea most of that stuff was included in the bill, which really tells you just how disorganized and shitty the DNC is at messaging. There's a lot of good stuff in there that people probably don't know about.

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  • TefTef Registered User regular
    Is this UI income or unemployment?

    Unemployment Insurance

    help a fellow forumer meet their mental health care needs because USA healthcare sucks!

    Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better

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  • XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    edited March 2021
    Major news sources are reporting ... Qualifying USA people may see their $1400 Covid relief direct deposit as early as "this weekend"

    I see a pending deposit in my banking app, neat

    There's a bit of fairly/surprisingly progressive stuff in the American Rescue Plan



    https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/blog/2021/03/10/the-american-rescue-plan-passed-now-what/

    https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/1319

    This is the easter egg about student loans
    'make student loan forgiveness tax-free through 2025'

    wait .... does this mean I need to refile my taxes to get $3,600 for my child? Or is that for 2021 taxes?

    edit: it is just for 2021

    but hell, I'll take it

    Xaquin on
  • Crippl3Crippl3 oh noRegistered User regular
    edited March 2021
    this is embarassing never mind

    Crippl3 on
  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Got my vaccine scheduled for Weds at noon, first shot.

    And thanks for that info about FEMA reimbursing funeral costs, whenever they update to allow for applications I'm definitely gonna do one for my uncle's funeral.

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  • TynnanTynnan seldom correct, never unsure Registered User regular
    Got my vaccine jab scheduled for Thursday morning!

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  • GrisloGrislo Registered User regular
    Got my vaccine scheduled for Weds at noon, first shot.

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  • Goose!Goose! That's me, honey Show me the way home, honeyRegistered User regular
    Lets say, you got a phone call in the middle of the week of someone saying they were setting you up with an appt for the Covid vaccine but they didn't provide anything to prove that, nor an email confirmation, just a confirmation number but nowhere to provide it until the day of the appt presumably.

    But then you called the health dept of your county and they said that the day, time, and place in question is a valid one for vaccination

    But THEN, you get an email from that same system trying to schedule you for a vaccination on a different day and time for a different vaccine
    the 2 shot variety (vs the other one which is the 1 shot)

    And one would be Monday (1st of 2) vs the other Thursday (only 1 needed)



    What would you do?

  • QuantumTurkQuantumTurk Registered User regular
    Goose! wrote: »
    Lets say, you got a phone call in the middle of the week of someone saying they were setting you up with an appt for the Covid vaccine but they didn't provide anything to prove that, nor an email confirmation, just a confirmation number but nowhere to provide it until the day of the appt presumably.

    But then you called the health dept of your county and they said that the day, time, and place in question is a valid one for vaccination

    But THEN, you get an email from that same system trying to schedule you for a vaccination on a different day and time for a different vaccine
    the 2 shot variety (vs the other one which is the 1 shot)

    And one would be Monday (1st of 2) vs the other Thursday (only 1 needed)



    What would you do?

    Get whatever shot you can, soon as you can is the general advice right now.

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    The rescue plan also includes a couple of secret bonus additions I had no idea about

    Taxing the rich!
    The act amends Sec. 162(m), for years after 2026, to add a corporation’s five highest-compensated employees (besides the employees already covered by Sec. 162(m)) to the list of individuals subject to the $1 million cap on deductible compensation.

    The act extends the Sec. 461(l) limitation on excess business losses of noncorporate taxpayers for one year, through 2027.

    The act also repeals Sec. 864(f), which allows affiliated groups to elect to allocate interest on a worldwide basis.

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  • JedocJedoc In the scuppers with the staggers and jagsRegistered User regular
    Try for the Monday slot, cancel your Thursday slot if it comes through. Seems like either way you're risking an empty slot, best to maximize the chances of a shot getting into an arm and do what you can to make it a twofer.

    Especially because the communications bandwidth between Monday and Thursday is much higher than anything you're going to get between Friday and Monday.

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  • CelloCello Registered User regular
    edited March 2021
    Best shot you can get is the first shot available to you

    The efficacy of the vaccines has some variability but they all protect against severe illness by close to 100 percent, and they can be boosted later for variants, and the actual differences may have more to do with the time of year that Pfizer and Moderna were trialled (with no variants) versus J&J, AZ, or Novavax (when variants were out there)

    There's an argument for the one shot being more efficient in terms of you not having to go back for a second round but the US doesn't have procurement issues and you'd have extra days of protection here, so

    Also that also gives the clinic more time to get someone for the second appointment that week and makes it more likely the shot will go in an arm

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular

    Ben Shapiro Criticizes Georgia O’Keeffe Paintings for Not Looking Like Anything https://l8r.it/s3kk

    the hard times is a satire website
    If I want to see real art, I’ll look at something deep, like a Civil War painting or Dr. Seuss’ old stuff.

    fuck

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  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    Well, if anyone was wondering when the checks are going out, I'd say...very soon, I checked my account and I have a $1400 deposit pending, probably means I'll have it tomorrow?

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  • sponospono Mining for Nose Diamonds Booger CoveRegistered User regular
    I got a letter from the IRS saying a direct deposit was on the way

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  • ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    I got a letter from the CRA saying that I owed money, unless I had already paid that money, which I had, in which case I should just ignore the letter.

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  • expendableexpendable Silly Goose Registered User regular
    I got my Federal refund on the 2nd and my State refund on the 9th. No indications of the stimulus payment though.

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    So the servers suddenly decide to cramp up during the last six percent.
    Man, the Director will really go out of his way to be a dick to L4D players.
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  • sarukunsarukun RIESLING OCEANRegistered User regular
    ChicoBlue wrote: »
    I got a letter from the CRA saying that I owed money, unless I had already paid that money, which I had, in which case I should just ignore the letter.

    “Do you owe us money? Look inside to find out!”
    Inside: “Probably, unless you don’t!”

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  • JuggernutJuggernut Registered User regular
    edited March 2021
    Fuck yeah just snagged an appointment two miles from me instead of 40 miles and it's also this Wednesday instead of the 22nd.

    Juggernut on
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  • Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    Headline of an article I saw yesterday

    "Over-30s to be vaccinated by April"

    First sentence of the article

    "Over-30s may receive vaccinations in April."

    Words means things, media people, you can't just throw out whatever fucking words you think of!

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  • QuantumTurkQuantumTurk Registered User regular
    sarukun wrote: »
    ChicoBlue wrote: »
    I got a letter from the CRA saying that I owed money, unless I had already paid that money, which I had, in which case I should just ignore the letter.

    “Do you owe us money? Look inside to find out!”
    Inside: “Probably, unless you don’t!”

    On top of the already silly "give us tax money." "How much?" "guess!" system, for the past few years I was fortunate enough to have a fellowship that net raised my pay as a grad student. But it also meant they paid me more like a contractor, and on top of THAT you have to report your "scholarship tuition" (money that I literally never had. It was just the university moving money from one of their buckets to another one of their buckets, never ever touched any account of mine) as income, but then correctly qualify THAT as exempt income and lord every year it was a fight with turbo tax to figure that out. Because otherwise I'd have an extra 62k in income (on top of my real 30k) to pay taxes on that never existed. Let me tell you the first time I put that info in a little wrong I nearly shit myself because adding double your income when you only paid taxes on your actual income looks like QUITE the shortfall. On top of all THAT during one of the big tax bill hullabaloos they were going to REMOVE the tax exempt status of that money that I never saw. With one bill you'd have lost probably 3/4 of the science grad students in the country, because none of us could afford to pay to go, and sure couldn't afford the taxes on that made up "income"

    Lastly:
    WHERE IS EVERYONE'S GODDAMN 2K JOE?!

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  • JuggernutJuggernut Registered User regular
    There's something going on in town. I don't know what it is but I'm mad about it.

    I was walking to the grocery store and there's roving groups of people in varying degrees of matching outfits. From like matching Sherlock Holmes hats to matching shirts to a few costumes.

    If there's one thing I hate it's events or happenings or God forbid a ballyhoo.

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  • sarukunsarukun RIESLING OCEANRegistered User regular
    I’m partial to shindigs and goings-on but I can’t abide a to-do.

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  • webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    Juggernut wrote: »
    There's something going on in town. I don't know what it is but I'm mad about it.

    I was walking to the grocery store and there's roving groups of people in varying degrees of matching outfits. From like matching Sherlock Holmes hats to matching shirts to a few costumes.

    If there's one thing I hate it's events or happenings or God forbid a ballyhoo.

    Man at first I thought this was going to be a nazi thing. Ill take a gathering of sherlocks.

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  • JuggernutJuggernut Registered User regular
    Oh sure, everybody loves a nice get together . But hootenannies? Affairs?

    I don't think so, buddy. I don't think so, chief.

    sarukun
  • OrcaOrca Also known as Espressosaurus WrexRegistered User regular
    Juggernut wrote: »
    Oh sure, everybody loves a nice get together . But hootenannies? Affairs?

    I don't think so, buddy. I don't think so, chief.

    Everybody enjoys a good affair

    except, you know, the other spouse

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  • sarukunsarukun RIESLING OCEANRegistered User regular
    You invite me to a howd’yedo, you get punched in the mouth.

    Juggernut
  • JuggernutJuggernut Registered User regular
    webguy20 wrote: »
    Juggernut wrote: »
    There's something going on in town. I don't know what it is but I'm mad about it.

    I was walking to the grocery store and there's roving groups of people in varying degrees of matching outfits. From like matching Sherlock Holmes hats to matching shirts to a few costumes.

    If there's one thing I hate it's events or happenings or God forbid a ballyhoo.

    Man at first I thought this was going to be a nazi thing. Ill take a gathering of sherlocks.

    While there is currently insufficient evidence to support Nazi tomfoolery there also is insufficient evidence to rule it out.

  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    I am just a bit suspish of groups of people hanging around together right now tbh

    There is a chuffin pandemic on

    Nazis or god damn anti-vaxxers or both I suspect

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  • JuggernutJuggernut Registered User regular
    sarukun wrote: »
    You invite me to a howd’yedo, you get punched in the mouth.

    Now I'm no party pooper but if you try and prod me into patroning some kind of production why I might just pop you one, pal.

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  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    Do y'all think Sherlock Holmes would have supported the Nazi party?

    I'm leaning yes, but I'm not sure I have proper evidence either

  • JuggernutJuggernut Registered User regular
    It's phrenology, my dear Watson.

  • ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    I don't think Mycroft would allow it.

  • TallahasseerielTallahasseeriel Registered User regular
    Straightzi wrote: »
    Do y'all think Sherlock Holmes would have supported the Nazi party?

    I'm leaning yes, but I'm not sure I have proper evidence either

    Is this fanfiction

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  • Librarian's ghostLibrarian's ghost Librarian, Ghostbuster, and TimSpork Registered User regular
    Whatever it is, it isn't an officially sanctioned Sherlock society event. I looked and all of them globally seem to have been made virtual, which honestly, real deep Sherlock Holmes fans probably prefer.

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  • TallahasseerielTallahasseeriel Registered User regular
    What if Indiana Jones had teamed up with an aged, retired Sherlock Holmes?

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  • Librarian's ghostLibrarian's ghost Librarian, Ghostbuster, and TimSpork Registered User regular
    There is one story with him and Watson stopping a German spy at the start of WW1 and his final words are patriotically in support of Great Britian so, depending on if he even knew what Nazis were at the start, since from his privileged position, much like the moon, they wouldn't affect him much, the moment the UK declared war on Germany, he would be very much on the UK side.

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    holmes was born in 1854

    he wouldve been almost 90 by the time the states entered the war

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