Happy Valentine's day! Here's a snowman I built with help. I've been working on this website with some optimizations and fixes and it's mostly finished I think. I also added some links to pages on the about page to make that a better landing page. I hope you enjoy the site. Please feel free to post what you like and join the community. I look forward to seeing more here.
Why is intersex important? The term Intersex has an enormous umbrella definition of “sex characteristics including chromosomes, gonads, sex hormones, or genitals that ... do not fit typical binary notions of male or female bodies.” Jasper Holton was born intersex, a person who's female and male. Jasper is a singer as well as a violinist, digital artist, and developer. Their music includes a multitude of upbeat anthems and fast-paced, cinematic melodies, with a wide range of instruments together with drums, piano, guitar, synthesizer, violin, cello, and more. Intersex is a common word used to describe those that are born with reproductive or sexual anatomy that does not match the standard definition of masculine or feminine. This may be apparent at delivery or turn out to be so later in life e.g. puberty. Intersex people, identical to dyadic people, could establish with any sexual orientation or identification. While we’ve seen much progress in documenting what gender means, what ‘trans’ means, and how these terms relate to society, far more work must be accomplished to understand the meaning of the word intersex. As well as this, not a lot has been revealed about intersex individuals, who type part of the ever-elongating LGBTQIA acronym for sexual minorities. Degrees of intersexuality range in intensity from the presence of an additional Y chromosome to being born with a combined set of genitals. Though an appearance of sexual normalcy can be constructed, recent science has shown that surgical procedures previously deemed necessary for intersex people were in fact unnecessary. Consequently, procedures performed to reassign intersex people cannot be reversed. In 2016, Australian Human Rights Commissioner Ed Santow endorsed worldwide calls to finish medically pointless procedures to safeguard the human rights of intersex kids. There is a rising awareness in Australia of the potential human rights abuses on intersex youngsters. Genital “normalizing” procedures on young kids nonetheless happen in Australia and worldwide at present. What's important to focus on in moving forward with this new scientific evidence showing that intersex conditions are normal and harmless, is promoting human rights and equality for all intersex people through art, schooling, and action.
Millions of Americans who were eligible for the $600 second stimulus checks could qualify for the third round of stimulus payments of as much as $1,400. However, many excessive-earning taxpayers who had been eligible for previous stimulus checks will now be excluded. Note that the brand new Democratic proposal completely phases out people earning over $100,000 and couples making over $200,000. The IRS determined your eligibility for the first and second stimulus funds through your 2018 or 2019 tax returns. In this case, your 2020 tax data will be used for figuring out eligibility. The first funds, for taxpayers with gross income lower than $10,000, are expected to arrive in mailboxes early in the new year. Unlike the primary round of stimulus payments, which took months to roll out, these are anticipated to be mailed out rapidly. The payments have been based mostly on info contained in their 1099 profit statements, with no extra paperwork required. Beneficiaries in these groups who do not present this data to the IRS quickly should wait till later to receive the payments for dependents. For reference, the second stimulus checks presently provide additional $600 funds for qualifying dependents beneath the age of 17. So a couple submitting collectively with three eligible children may get a maximum second fee of $3,000 ($1,200 for married joint filers with an AGI (Adjusted Gross Income) underneath $150,000, and $600 for every further qualifying dependent). The first two authorities stimulus checks — $1,200 for the first round and $600 for the second round — additionally set income thresholds that made greater-income households ineligible for the funds. In both earlier rounds, single people who earned up to $75,000 and married couples who earned up to $150,000 acquired the full funds. In March 2020, the U.S. authorities approved a bill to ship Americans stimulus payments to supply aid for financial hardships caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Among other provisions, the CARES Act specified tax rebates of $1,200 per adult and $500 per qualifying child. The quantity of the rebate phases out for incomes above $75,000 per year for individuals and $150,000 for joint filers. In partnership with the IRS, TurboTax has created a free Stimulus Registration for individuals who don’t file tax returns so as to simply get their stimulus cost. The registration is designed to file a minimum tax return with the IRS, which has the data wanted to find out their stimulus eligibility. On April 24, the IRS introduced the SSI, and VA beneficiaries had till May 5 to use the non-filers internet device to offer details about their eligible child dependents. Otherwise, they'll receive $1,200 automatically, and, by legislation, the extra $500 per eligible child could be paid in affiliation with a return submitting for the tax year 2020. The IRS, which made the announcement on April 17, didn't say when the stimulus funds would be despatched to VA beneficiaries. No further paperwork is required, per the latest steering from the IRS. For first and second-round payments, stimulus checks were reduced by $1 for each $20 of AGI above the relevant threshold quantity. Using the identical threshold quantities and part-out fee for $1,400 stimulus checks, a single particular person with no dependents would receive no less than a partial payment if his or her AGI is $103,000 or much less. But if the section-out price is adjusted to, say, $1 for each $10 of AGI above the applicable threshold quantity, a single particular person with no dependents would not get any stimulus cash if his or her AGI is $89,000 or more. Similar is true for people who receive Compensation and Pension advantages from the Department of Veterans Affairs. AARP labored to make sure that individuals who're collecting Social Security benefits for retirement, disability, or Supplemental Security Income will be eligible for the stimulus funds. AARP additionally efficiently fought to guarantee that low-income Social Security recipients will obtain the total $1,200 check, not $600 as initially proposed. Stimulus cost amounts might be phased-out for individuals at sure earnings ranges. Users simply answer a couple of questions and then select to receive their payment by way of direct deposit or mail. The IRS strongly recommends selecting direct deposit, so that taxpayers can get their stimulus payment as quickly as potential. If you receive Social Security benefits or Supplemental Security Income, and also you obtained your first stimulus cost into your bank account via direct deposit, you'll receive the second and third in an identical way. If you did not obtain your first or second payment and think you're eligible, you need to file your 2020 taxes and declare the Recovery Rebate Credit, to get the funds either as a refund or credit in your taxes. If you never obtained your first stimulus payment, but consider you are eligible, you can still get each payment by claiming the Recovery Rebate Credit on your or 1040-SR tax forms. These varieties can also be used when you do not normally file tax returns but are eligible for the credit. Most electronic stimulus funds have been deposited in customer accounts in early January.
I haven't written a whole lot about how I make music. I've discussed the basics, the software I use, but I have yet to get very detailed into the creative process. I wrote a blog post a while back about it, but even that wasn't as detailed as it could have been. My creative process always starts with either writing lyrics or composing music. I either have some compelling lyrics, or I have a strong instrumental I begin with. The next step is mixing the two, which always involves making changes to both. The changes improve the sound, and make it more presentable, Sometimes a song needs a piece of vocals moved around or an instrumental needs to be repeated more or less. I'm always making this sort of change. I often add to my music after I have added the vocals. Sometimes I think another part is fitting and I compose it directly over the music I already have. This seems to be the basis of my creative process. I write and compose, and then I combine the two. Sometimes, however, I have lyrics written and I start from a blank slate with the music. Sometimes it's the other way around, and I have a song written without lyrics, and I end up adding the vocals on top of the song that is already written. Overall, my process of making music varies. Thanks for letting me tell you about it. If you want to read more, check back later and I will have more written on the site along with more media.
I began my career in the music industry as a backup singer and instrumentalist working with other artists. I first began releasing music independently in 2019. The first song I released, titled "Overture" by Jean Jasper, has steadily been rising to fame as a catchy and unique independent cinematic instrumental. With over 170,000 streams on Spotify, it is a quite successful first piece for me. I wrote the song in Linux Multimedia Studio (LMMS) using custom synthesizers and MIDI I composed. It took me some time to make small tweaks and changes until I got everything sounding the way I wanted it, though overall the song wasn't too hard to write. It has five parts plus a simple drum beat, with the first part being low, legato notes. The second part comes in the mid to low range, joined by the third in a high range, and then a midrange part completes the song. The chords meld surprisingly well together, even though the song isn't particularly loud. I always wanted to make instrumentals like this. Ever since I was young I worked hard to learn to write music so I could write instrumentals like this and share them with my following. If you enjoy music like this, let me know in the comments. Thanks for being a listener. Listen to the instrumental on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com…
I know I haven't been the clearest about how I actually make music in OpenChords. This is because it's hard to get it on video. Some of the time when I use it it doesn't sound that great until I play it back. What I spend time doing is trying different chords to see which one sounds better. This isn't that great, musically speaking. I should just know the name of every chord I am writing and its inversion. I am learning this, but it still takes me some time to get it right. I can't always do it perfectly on the first try. I've found what's really fun, however, is adding eight chords to my screen and then tapping them to play them like a piano. I can make an incredibly wide variety of music just by doing this for a few minutes. It's a lot of fun to play like an instrument. Here's a bit more detail about how I do it. I start by selecting a key, tapping the letter C and then the key I want, and then tapping major to select major or minor from the list. I then pick a combination of major chords and their inversions, sometimes changing the octave according to the pitch of the resulting chords, and add inversions of minor chords. I've found that minor chords sound better when inverted, perhaps because they resemble major chords when inverted. I write a progression of chords that seems logical to me, something that feels like it flows together. It's more of an intuitive thing than something I can really describe in writing. To really see what it's like making music easily, visit OpenChords at https://intersexmusic.co…
This is called "Five Intersecting Tetrahedra", and it's made up of just that. Each of the five tetrahedra is interlocked using only paper, and they are all nested inside each other connected to each other. The first time I folded one of these it was mind-boggling putting it together, but after some practice, I was able to put it together with no problems. This is one of my favorite origami models.