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Maryland’s broken unemployment insurance system

On March 27, 2020, President Donald Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.  One of the things the CARES Act does is provide unemployment insurance benefits to gig workers unable to work due to the COVID-19 pandemic. People like me. Each individual state handles unemployment insurance benefits. There are 50 individual …

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The time Jeremy Hambly was banned from ‘Magic: The Gathering’

n With Jeremy Hambly in the news because of his assault at the hands of Matt Loter before the start of Gen Con, I thought it would be a good idea to check why Wizards of the Coast (WotC), the maker of Magic The Gathering, banned him for life. I am glad I did. When …

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Jeremy Hambly getting punched at Gen Con is now officially a dumpster fire

I’m calling it. As of 9:44 pm eastern daylight time, Jeremy Hambly getting attacked by Matt Loter at Gen Con is now officially a five-alarm dumpster fire. Little by little, the story of him getting punched to the back of the head because of his “political beliefs” has become more and more absurd. Last night …

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I’m extremely thankful to have health insurance

I’m so, so thankful I have health insurance. I received a statement in the mail from the University of Maryland Medical Center for the surgery to remove part of my large bowel last month. Because I have health insurance, my out of pocket cost for the whole thing was zero. I’m lucky to have health insurance. …

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