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Member since: Tue Aug 28, 2012, 07:58 PM
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I was born in North Carolina. I plan to die in North Carolina.

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After years in the medical field I can tell you "death by dementia"

Is slow and painful. Most patients with advanced stage dementia die from pneumonia. Drowning in their own secretions. And I do not recommend tube feeding for them at any level or stage of the diagnosis. Now how would you prefer to die?
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Wed Oct 8, 2014, 02:08 AM (2 replies)


Courage is more exhilarating than fear and in the long run it is easier. We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.
Eleanor Roosevelt

All the best to you and your family.

~ littlemissmartypants 🙏
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Wed Oct 8, 2014, 01:56 AM (0 replies)

A.she.ville Museum

Check out this new museum in NC.

Did you know the first female physician in the US came from North Carolina?

Video Feature on NC Weekend
Museum Website
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sat Oct 4, 2014, 12:31 AM (0 replies)

My adoptive father taught me that to see things means

S: significant
E: emotional
E: experience
If it doesn't make a unique impact, it won't be learned.
So, the answer is no. I think you did it with your heart in the right place.
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Fri Oct 3, 2014, 01:33 AM (1 replies)

Graphic...in a good way.

Love, Peace and Shelter.
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Thu Oct 2, 2014, 01:56 AM (0 replies)

If you die and I am starving to death ...

I'm jus sayin...

Love, Peace and Shelter.
Lmsp 🙅 🙌 🙆
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Tue Sep 23, 2014, 05:09 PM (1 replies)

Thanks, sheshe2.

Courage is more exhilarating than fear.
Eleanor Roosevelt
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sat Sep 20, 2014, 09:53 PM (1 replies)

Thanks for your post, cali.

What about a two day suspension and some sensitivity training?

War is a racket.

Wouldn't it be nice if you and I had a dog in this fight?

Make it a national vote and then let's talk.

Love, Peace and Shelter.
~ littlemissmartypants



Naomi Klein - The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

Posted by littlemissmartypants | Thu Sep 11, 2014, 07:05 AM (1 replies)

Power and Control.


The cycle of abuse has four phases:


Stress builds up in the abuse

The cycle begins with some stress (ex: job, money or bills). The stress causes the abuser to feel powerless. The abuser chooses to act out toward a spouse or partner through name-calling, insults and accusations. As the tension builds, victims try to calm the abusers and try to guess ways to meet all their needs.  The tension becomes unbearable. At the stage, victims feel like they have to be extra careful and alert around the abuser. It’s like walking on eggshells


Act Out:
Tension leads to violence

The tension that builds up in the abuser leads to severe verbal abuse, threats or a violent physical or sexual attack.It may happen once – but usually happens over and over.Abuse is always on purpose – it is never an accident. Abusers believe they need to hurt or humiliate their victims so they can feel they have the power and control in the relationship.


Abusers blame others, rationalize their actions

Once they’ve committed the violent act, abusers will often blame others or use excuses to justify their actions. For example, the abuser might tell the victim: “you have been driving me crazy lately. It’s your fault this happened!” Or, he/she may make light of the violence that occurred: “I barely touched you. You’re making a big deal out of nothing!”These are defenses used to turn the blame away from abusers and make them feel better about themselves. Abusers then try to convince their victims that the abuser’s version of the truth is what really happened. Often, because they feel powerless to object, victims begin to doubt their own experience. They start to believe the incident really happened the way the abuser remembers it.
More at link.
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Tue Sep 9, 2014, 09:54 AM (2 replies)


From health care forward, Obama has not found his voice, except for singular, moving events such as Newtown or Gabby Giffords (and Ferguson to a lesser extent.)  But those events provide comfort only in their immediacy; he cannot seem to ever get it right on his more enduring policies.  If I were Obama, I would bring David Gergen back to the White House for the umpteenth time, a wise old hand who has served both parties admirably.  I doubt we would be discussing the “optics” quite so much.

I remember Gergan. I liked him once upona time.

But this is about optics. I want to talk about the communication skills of President Obama. At this point some might think that I have breached a rubicon by saying that.
He is the most scrutinized president in the history of the USA. I read that, somewhere, so don't quote me.


the politics of exclusion is a disastrous course

Redirect Here:

Communication Skills


Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sun Sep 7, 2014, 10:50 PM (1 replies)
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