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littlemissmartypants

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Gender: Female
Current location: Top of a hill.
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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You Wouldn't Expect: Downtown Wilson. Show runs 2/21, 2/22 and 2/23. Admission is free

You Wouldn't Expect recounts the horrific and true experiences of four of the almost 8,000 individuals forcibly sterilized under the NC Eugenics Program. A disproportionate number of these victims were poor, black women.

Time: Thursday, February 21, 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST
Host: Marilynn Barner Anselmi
Location: Lauren Kennedy & Allan Campbell Theatre (Wilson, NC)
Barton College
Wilson, NC 27893

Maps:

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Barton+College+Wilson+NC+US+27893

http://www.mapquest.com/maps?address=Barton+College&city=Wilson&state=NC&zipcode=27893&redirect=true

http://maps.yahoo.com/#tt=&q=Barton+College%2C+Wilson%2C+NC+27893&conf=1&start=1&lat=35.731998&lon=-77.922798&zoom=16&mvt=m&trf=0

Downtown Wilson. Show runs 2/21, 2/22 and 2/23. Admission is free

http://action.naacp.org/page/event/detail/local/wdj
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Wed Feb 20, 2013, 08:21 PM (1 replies)

Let me know when you get the petition written.

will you use

http://signon.org

http://www.change.org/

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/

http://www.petitiononline.com/

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/

http://www.petitionspot.com/

or

http://twitition.com/ ?


http://www.topsite.com/best/petition


Love, Peace and Shelter. lmsp
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sat Feb 16, 2013, 09:32 PM (0 replies)

The Cost of War

http://costofwar.com/

Please note that the Department of Defense was also permitted by legislation to transfer funds amongst operations (peacetime, Afghanistan, etc.) and so estimating war costs based on Congressional legislation is not enough.

Brought to you by:

http://nationalpriorities.org/



http://costofwar.com/about/notes-and-sources/

Love, Peace and Shelter. lmsp
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Fri Feb 15, 2013, 01:21 PM (0 replies)

You watched the video didn't you.

I should have warned you.

Posted by littlemissmartypants | Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:59 PM (0 replies)

Warning signs of Dementia, Use this tool to Check Your Senator or Representative

Note: This list is for information only and not a substitute for a consultation with a qualified professional.
____1. Memory loss that disrupts daily life. One of the most common signs of Alzheimer’s, especially
in the early stages, is forgetting recently learned information. Others include forgetting important dates or
events; asking for the same information over and over; relying on memory aides (e.g., reminder notes or
electronic devices) or family members for things they used to handle on their own. What's typical?
Sometimes forgetting names or appointments, but remembering them later.
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____2. Challenges in planning or solving problems. Some people may experience changes in their
ability to develop and follow a plan or work with numbers. They may have trouble following a familiar
recipe or keeping track of monthly bills. They may have difficulty concentrating and take much longer to do
things than they did before. What's typical? Making occasional errors when balancing a checkbook.
_____________________________________________________________________________________
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____3. Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work or at leisure. People with Alzheimer’s
often find it hard to complete daily tasks. Sometimes, people may have trouble driving to a familiar
location, managing a budget at work or remembering the rules of a favorite game. What’s typical?
Occasionally needing help to use the settings on a microwave or to record a television show.
_____________________________________________________________________________________
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____4. Confusion with time or place. People with Alzheimer's can lose track of dates, seasons and the
passage of time. They may have trouble understanding something if it is not happening immediately.
Sometimes they may forget where they are or how they got there. What's typical? Getting confused
about the day of the week but figuring it out later.
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____5. Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships. For some people, having vision
problems is a sign of Alzheimer's. They may have difficulty reading, judging distance and determining
color or contrast. In terms of perception, they may pass a mirror and think someone else is in the room.
They may not recognize their own reflection. What's typical? Vision changes related to cataracts.
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____6. New problems with words in speaking or writing. People with Alzheimer's may have trouble
following or joining a conversation. They may stop in the middle of a conversation and have no idea how to
continue or they may repeat themselves. They may struggle with vocabulary, have problems finding the
right word or call things by the wrong name (e.g., calling a watch a "hand clock"). What's typical?
Sometimes having trouble finding the right word.
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____7. Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps. A person with Alzheimer’s disease
may put things in unusual places. They may lose things and be unable to go back over their steps to find
them again. Sometimes, they may accuse others of stealing. This may occur more frequently over time.
What's typical? Misplacing things from time to time, such as a pair of glasses or the remote control.
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____8. Decreased or poor judgment. People with Alzheimer's may experience changes in judgment or
decision making. For example, they may use poor judgment when dealing with money, giving large
amounts to telemarketers. They may pay less attention to grooming or keeping themselves clean. What's
typical? Making a bad decision once in a while.
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____9. Withdrawal from work or social activities. A person with Alzheimer's may start to remove
themselves from hobbies, social activities, work projects or sports. They may have trouble keeping up with
a favorite sports team or remembering how to complete a favorite hobby. They may also avoid being social
because of the changes they have experienced. What's typical? Sometimes feeling weary of work,
family and social obligations.
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____10. Changes in mood and personality. The mood and personalities of people with Alzheimer's can
change. They can become confused, suspicious, depressed, fearful or anxious. They may be easily upset
at home, at work, with friends or in places where they are out of their comfort zone. What's typical?
Developing very specific ways of doing things and becoming irritable when a routine is disrupted.
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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Tue Feb 5, 2013, 01:44 PM (1 replies)

Thank you. n/t

Posted by littlemissmartypants | Tue Feb 5, 2013, 01:32 PM (0 replies)

I mean it exactly as it appears.

The CONCEPT of male privilege is the term I am using for the assumptive notion that certain individuals are the controllers of all of the rest of us due to their mostly imagined superiority and their fear of losing control. I am borrowing the term from the Wheel of Domestic Violence in the post.

If you will take a look at the section of the pie "using male privilege" within which are these statements: treating her like a servant, making all the big decisions, acting like the master of the castle, being the one to define men's and women's roles.

Consider them as translations: enslaving us, ruling from the top down with deprecation, claiming autonomous leadership and setting all of the rules.

Now consider that you have now been placed into the category of "other" which means you have become the slave, anything you say is regarded with contempt, I as ruler aka the one believing in the "concept of male* privilege" don't listen to you period and if I as ruler decide you must (_____) so be it. This forms my perfect world as the abuser, which I am suggesting is the underlying conceptual dream of those with only their desires, interests, survival and needs in mind. An ideal which is less than benevolent and more the world of the sociopath than not.

Keeping this concept in mind, look at all of the bolden titles in each pie piece.

If you think I have extended the reach of the concept too far you may not have had a personal experience with this abuse nor see yourself at risk or are just playing Devil's Advocate for the sake of debate. I respect that. By educating one's self about the behaviors of the abuser one is less likely to be victimized.

It is a cautionary message and a message of the value of collective bargaining. When this place we live on stops being a Man's World I may modify my language. For now it stays: The Concept of Male Privilege and as long as someone believes in it as an entitlement, as a birthright and many refute it or refuse to acknowledge it, we are ALL at risk of being victims. Believe me when I tell you I wish this was not the reality. Thank you for pondering my ideas. Peace. lmsp

*rich, intellectually superior, Republican, the one percent...
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Mon Jan 28, 2013, 07:59 AM (1 replies)

Women and Men are the victims of the "Male" Privilege Concept

while others "make all the big decisions" and "define our roles" while the young women of today grow up in a society where they continue to be victims of domestic violence at an alarming rate, as the LGBT community gains more freedom and power and when the battles we thought were an win and a "shoe in" are being fought over and over and are at risk of being lost; we the people are being abused. This abuse should be a concept of concern for all of our society's members.

We should start calling those who claim control over our bodies whether male or female bodies, the lawmakers, politician, "fundies" et. al. abusers. Because that is what they are, abusers of life, of trust, of freedom and of anyone not conforming to the 'Privilege' concept.

The set of techniques used by a group to carry out war is known as warfare. Warfare is not always overt and obvious. But this one should be. It is Domestic Violence. It equals not only a war against our bodies or a war on women but the use of power and control against ALL PERSONS to subjugate and manipulate them.

The fight for Women's Rights has been and always will be, a fight for human rights and Domestic Violence should be called what it is: war.

If there is no War on Women then why are there protests against women going to war?

Power and control are our most valuable assets. It is time for us to begin seriously defining exactly how these assets manifest themselves, assigning them value and claiming them as rightfully ours.

Peace. lmsp

War is an organized and often prolonged conflict that is carried out by states or other types of parties wishing to form or control states or other types of territories. It is characterised by extreme aggression, economic disintegration and irrationality, social disruption, and usually high mortality. War should be understood as an actual, intentional and widespread armed conflict between political communities, and therefore is defined as a form of political violence or intervention.


Who Are The Victims?

ANYONE CAN BE A VICTIM!
Victims can be of any age, sex, race, culture, religion, education, employment or marital status.

http://www.domesticviolence.org/who-are-the-victims/

Who are the Abusers?

Abuse is not an accident. It does not happen because someone was stressed-out, drinking, or using drugs. Abuse is an intentional act that one person uses in a relationship to control the other. Abusers have learned to abuse so that they can get what they want. The abuse may be physical, sexual, emotional, and psychological.

Abusers often have low self-esteem. They do not take responsibility for their actions. They may even blame the victim for causing the violence. In most cases, men abuse female victims. It is important to remember that women can also be abusers and men can be victims.

http://www.domesticviolence.org/who-are-the-abusers/

If you are a teen ...

You could be a victim of abuse, or at risk if you are dating someone who:
is very jealous and/or spies on you
will not let you break off the relationship
hurts you in any way, is violent, or brags about hurting other people
puts you down or makes you feel bad
forces you to have sex or makes you afraid to say no to sex
abuses drugs or alcohol; pressures you to use drugs or alcohol
has a history of bad relationships and blames it on others
It is hard for teens to leave their abuser if they go to the same school. They cannot hide. Gay and lesbian teens are very isolated. They can be scared they may have to reveal their sexual orientation.

If you think you are being abused, think about getting help. If your family or friends warn you about the person you are dating, think about getting help. Tell friends, family members or anybody you can trust. Call a resource listed in this book. There is help for you. You do not have to suffer in silence.

http://www.domesticviolence.org/who-are-the-victims/





http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warfare

http://www.domesticviolence.org/
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Mon Jan 28, 2013, 01:33 AM (10 replies)

I am requesting the start of

The Politician Hall of Shame. Inductees may look something like...

http://www.democraticunderground.com/122814668


http://www.democraticunderground.com/122814668#post4


and


http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022221100

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022221100#post35
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sat Jan 19, 2013, 10:13 PM (5 replies)

Why is he smiling? What is there to smile about?

Eckhart Tolle - What is meditation




Eckhart Tolle’s video teachings offered not as a means to an end, but reminders directing us to the true source of peace and freedom within ourselves. If we dare to look.


http://www.eckharttolle.com/


Attention is our most vital tool, for whatever we focus our attention on we strengthen.
Without peace and freedom how can we focus our attention on building a better world? Peace. LMSP
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sat Jan 19, 2013, 12:10 AM (9 replies)
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