The Cincinnati Enquirer, Ohio, February 21, 1947
The Cincinnati Enquirer, Ohio, February 21, 1947
adulthood is just an endless stream of phone calls you don’t want to make but have to
No, wait you don’t understand.
That cat became an icon THIS MONTH AND IS STILL ONE.
that’s Jo-Pawveski, a stray who wandered onto the ice and past the nashville predators bench during round 2 of playoffs. They eventually picked her up and sent her to the humane society.
Here she is.
The SAN JOSE SHARKS won that game and attributed it to her, naming her after the Sharks captain: Joe Pavelski. When they found out she was a girl, they changed her name to Jo instead of Joe.
She became an instant good luck charm after that as the Sharks won every game at home that series and moved onto round three.
Since then, every game, they stack pucks and stick a idol to Jo for luck.
This little cat has had merchendise made out of her. She’s literally almost replaced SJ sharkie as maschot of the team.
I mean. I’m not making this up. I HAVE A RALLY TOWEL OF HER THEY GAVE OUT FOR GAME 1 OF THE 3RD ROUND. I OWN THIS FUCKING THING:
FURRIES HAVE BEEN SHOWING UP DRESS AS HER.
She had her own livestream to check in on her.
SHE’S IN THE PREGAME OPENING ANIMATION
And so I know what you’re gonna say here.
Well… what happened to Jo, though.
Good news, This week, as Sharks made their first Stanley Cup, Jo and another Kitty were adopted.
And that kids, is the story of JO PAWVELSKI.
The stray black cat of the San Jose Sharks.
I’m beaming with shark pride and I ain’t even that big into hockey
From Lustige Blätter, 1915.
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Can we dispell with the notion that there are people who don’t want health insurance?
One of the big arguments against the individual mandate (the now-overturned clause of the Affordable Care Act that required everybody to purchase insurance) is that we shouldn’t force people who don’t want health insurance to buy it.
Who doesn’t want health insurance? That is, if you polled the general public and asked them, “In the event of an illness or injury, would you like to pay your medical bills out of pocket, or would you like to have them covered?” is there any human who is going to say that they’d prefer to pay their own way?
Are there people who need to spend their money on more immediately pressing concerns than a safety net that protects them in the event of an illness or injury that hasn’t happened yet? Of course. But to characterize a young, healthy, poor person as someone who “doesn’t want health insurance” is disingenuous. If that health insurance were made available to them for free or very cheap – as it would be in a single-payer system funded by a graduated tax – they would not turn it down. The issue is that the price tag is currently too high.
And removing the individual mandate has only accomplished making it even higher.
Well, I think there are people who say they don’t want health insurance.
There are people who will respond to
“In the event of an illness or injury, would you like to pay your
medical bills out of pocket, or would you like to have them covered?”
with “I would like to pay them out of pocket”.
These are not the people you think they are!
They are not “healthy, young, poor people”. They are very likely not poor at all. Poor people generally get the concept of not being able to afford a thing they need.
The people who don’t want health insurance are not poor. They are middle class, even upper middle class. These are people who are pretty well-employed, often self-employed in some capacity – consultants, freelance, that kind of thing. They professionals who are making pretty good money. They are used to the idea that if they need a thing, they buy the thing. If their car gets totaled or dies, it’s annoying and it means they’ll have to change plans and juggle the budget, but they know they can just go and buy a new car.
And they imagine their medical expenses will be like that. They imagine that if they get cancer or have a heart attack, they’ll have to do budgeting and finances and stuff, but they’ll be able to “find” the money. Because that’s how it has always worked for them before.
This is like saying “I’ve always been able to handle stuff falling from the sky before, and an umbrella has been fine, so I can totally handle a meteor strike.”
The people who don’t want health insurance have no concept of the scale of the problem they could have to face. It’s not on a level they’ve ever had to conceptualize.
Unfortunately, there’s no good solution here. Many people are giving bad answers based on false information. And I’d love to just say “Well, those people are full of shit and don’t know what’s good for them” but that’s not right at all. And the issue is so politicized in the US, there are plenty of people who would absolutely say no to any and all health insurance, facts be damned (right up until they, personally, are facing a $1.5 million bill and then it’s “Save me! But nobody else!”).
But the first thing is to assure that these people are aware of and understand the scale of the topic. To get it across that at some point they almost certainly will face a bill which is completely beyond their means. And truthfully, I don’t know if there’s a way to get that idea across to people who have no experience with facing such bills.
It’s not poor people who are opposing these things. It’s self-interested middle-class people who can’t imagine needing help.
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Not to disregard that stand your ground only protects white men..
Her name is Jacqueline Dixon and she’s from Selma, AL. Here’s the article: https://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2018/07/woman_shot_killed_estranged_hu.html
please help Jacqueline Dixon
Stand your ground laws are pretty straightforward. They are not just for white people, Thank you very much for your racist hearts. She should get off as a self defense, stand your ground. Just because she was arrested does not mean this will go to trial and she will get the death penalty.
Stand your ground laws are pretty straightforward. They are not just for white people
Counterpoint: the 2nd Amendment is also for everyone. the Black Panther Party started advocating gun ownership for self-defense of black people. Then the NRA anD Reagan passed gun control legislation.
Gun Rights have always had a racial problem.
Thank you very much for your racist hearts.
Oh look. Self-involved psuedo-concern.
She should get off as a self defense, stand your ground.
Here’s a thing. Self-defense isn’t stand your ground, at least not in Florida.
In Florida, stand your ground is presumptive. You are presumed to have stood your ground unless the state can explicitly prove otherwise, contrary to having to prove you acted in self-defense.
Just because she was arrested does not mean this will go to trial and she will get the death penalty.
Her being arrested is fine. Right thing to do, actually.
Her being charged in the face of all the evidence, in a state that refused to even charge numerous people like Michael Drejkla who killed a man because he got pushed, smacks of uneqal application of the law. Which is why people are pissed.
Part of me thinks the fixation on specific Jim Crow laws when discussing the civil rights era as opposed to how unequal and unfair all laws were/are enforced is why it’s so impossible for contemporary conservatives to understand how racism operates.
The other part assumes they actually totally understand, they’re just racist liars who want a veneer of deniability.
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