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I was born in North Carolina. I plan to die in North Carolina. But, I have traveled, a lot.

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Massive Attack, Paradise Circus

It's unfortunate that when we feel a storm
We can roll ourselves over cause we're uncomfortable
Oh well, the devil makes us sin
But we like it when we're spinning in his grip

Love is like a sin, my love
For the ones that feel it the most
Look at her with her eyes like a flame
She will love you like a fly will never love you again

It's unfortunate that when we feel a storm
We can roll ourselves over when we're uncomfortable
Oh well, the devil makes us sin
But we like it when we're spinning in his grip

Love is like a sin, my love
For the one that feels it the most
Look at her with her smile like a flame
She will love you like a fly will never love you again

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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sun Dec 30, 2018, 05:32 PM (1 replies)

I'm hoping that at some point in 2019

I'll be able to stop crying. Everything just seems to break my heart and make me cry. Thanks for sharing this, irisblue. ♡
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sat Dec 29, 2018, 10:52 PM (1 replies)

This is great news for nature lovers and Mother Nature.


Posted by littlemissmartypants | Thu Dec 13, 2018, 03:03 PM (0 replies)

How to Roast and Carve a Turkey from Illustrated Bites


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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Wed Nov 14, 2018, 07:15 PM (6 replies)

Blind Faith

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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Wed Nov 14, 2018, 01:41 PM (3 replies)

Sorry drmeow, but I'm not sure I'm buying it. But wouldn't it be nice.

I do like some of your ideas but I don't know how much good they'd do. Sociopaths are like leopards, they can't change their spots. Refusing to signal boost his trash talk and lies would be a welcome change. Could possibly have an effect. I'm not sure if it will be the effect we want though.

I'd love not having to see his face or hear his voice. I wish they'd just use a static "stock photo" to replace a living breathing video of him. It would also be great to hear more mockery of him by the artists and comedians.

Limiting reporting on him to once a week in summary form would be nice, too.

Just save up a whole weeks worth of his nonsense and report it as a synopsis. I'd like to see them try that. If anyone wants to know what he's up to then, just go to twitter.

He's a colossal waste of time and oxygen.

How about a medical 'progress report' type of reporting. Just a weekly, "no change in condition" stamp. That's sufficient, imo.

We should have all figured out by now, that what is currently passing as pertinent information is really just the ego stroking, self serving, word salad, confabulatory behavior of an uneducated, raving lunatic, insipid twit.

His verbiage is so blah. We shouldn't be surprised or shocked by what's really just an example of a poorly executed smoke and mirrors side show. We should have figured that out by now, at the very least.

Presidential Alert me on my phone when he keels over. That'll do.

Ho hum. Yawn, already.
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Mon Nov 12, 2018, 05:10 PM (1 replies)

He's a sociopath. It's way beyond petulant.

The more harm and chaos they create, the happier they are. It's the sociopath creed. To love is to hurt, causing harm equals happiness. I keep telling folks this fact but people just keep getting amazed at his bad behavior. It is their modus operandi. It takes a truly twisted mind to be able to wrap your head around the thought processes that exist in such an aberrant universe, but that's the long and short of it. The sociopath lives to do harm. The gaul comes from their belief that they exist above the law and outside of consequences. The more chaos they create, the better and that's just them being their form of normal. It's twisted and sickening. There are no limits to the lengths they will go to, to create their form of happiness, which is pain and chaos. I can't repeat this enough.

Cool photos, though. One of my prized possessions is a Marine One matchbook given to me by a secret service agent on duty with Henry Kissinger. Maybe one day I'll tell the story.

Thanks for posting the pictures. They brought back some memories.

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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Mon Nov 12, 2018, 12:41 AM (0 replies)

Clothes touching.

Of the categories of non-verbal communication falls into the costuming and cosmetics category. Signifies nervousness, fear.

I taught verbal and nonverbal communication at a university in NC for three years, as a teaching fellow while I worked on my masters. I learned lots and used observation, as well as role play to teach. It turned out to be a really good and fun experience.

I learned how to spot a liar. Probably the most helpful lesson in the curriculum. I have great memories of my students and will always be grateful for their enthusiastic class participation and the gratitude they showed me for the practical knowledge they gained.

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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sun Nov 11, 2018, 02:13 PM (0 replies)

The Fourth Estate

Folks keep asking why the press doesn't just walk out en masse or stop coverage of the White House or ignore press briefings. Here's why. They are the Fourth Estate.
So it's a really bad idea. To quote the Washington Post, "Democracy dies in darkness."

This is from the Yale University Law School Blog:

Final Check
November 22, 2016
By Delbert Tran
The election brings a major shift in power. Not only did the presidency shift from the Democratic Party to the Republican candidate, Donald Trump, but Republicans retained control of Congress, and judicial vacancies indicate that the courts will fall under the sway of the same party. No matter your political persuasion, the political alignment of all three branches of government raises concern about our system of checks and balances.

But beyond the three traditional branches of government, there is another that has often been described as a fourth branch: the free press. Edmund Burke reportedly said that “there were three Estates … but in the Reporters Gallery yonder, there sat a fourth Estate more important far than they all.”

A free press has been a staple of our nation’s liberties and history. During the American Revolution, the press provided a key source of information. In fact, it was so important that Congress provided the Continental Army with a printer so that Americans could maintain access to a newspaper during the war. After independence, the press was pivotal in publishing the Federalist and Antifederalist Papers, which provided a staging ground for the ideas that would form this country’s Constitution.

Since then, the press has continued to play an active role in keeping the government accountable. In the 1950s, the press monitored Senator McCarthy’s Communist investigations, revealing all of McCarthy’s charges against the army to be false, and putting an end to McCarthy’s witch hunt. In 1971, the press investigated the Watergate break-in, exposing the Nixon scandal, leading to the indictments of forty administration officials and the eventual resignation of President Nixon.

More recently, in 2013, the press played a vital role in unveiling the NSA mass surveillance programs of American citizens, leading to significant reforms to ensure the protection of American citizens and their civil liberties. In other words, if you ask: “who watches the watchmen?” We answer: the press.

The press has always had its eyes on the government, and has always served as the voice of the people, speaking truth to power. And the Media Freedom and Information (MFIA) Clinic stands by their side, ready to protect their role in our democracy.

No matter the administration, the MFIA Clinic will continue the work it’s been doing: promoting transparency, challenging abuses of government power, and protecting the press and this country’s fundamental civil liberties. In prior and current cases, the Clinic has brought suits against the National Security Agency, the Department of Defense, and Attorney General, among others, to ensure the protection of First Amendment rights and the public’s access to essential information. The Clinic will continue its efforts to ensure that the press and the people can keep our government accountable.

—Delbert Tran ’18


From Wikipedia:

The concept of the media or press as a fourth branch stems from a belief that the news media's responsibility to inform the populace is essential to the healthy functioning of the democracy. The phrase "Fourth Estate" may be used to emphasize the independence of the press particularly when this is contrasted with the press as a "fourth branch".


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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sat Nov 10, 2018, 02:11 PM (2 replies)

Boost your magnesium

Magnesium is a mineral found in most of the foods and beverages you consume on a daily basis. While having a magnesium deficiency is rare in healthy individuals, there are some circumstances that may require the use of a magnesium supplement. Nevertheless, most healthy people can naturally boost their magnesium levels through diet.

A diet doesn't require a complete overhaul to increase magnesium. Take a look at at these 14 ways to boost your magnesium levels. You may be surprised to learn about the foods and beverages that contain this mineral.
1. Stay hydrated. Did you know that every cup of water contains 2 mg of magnesium? While that's not nearly enough to make a significant impact in your daily intake of magnesium, every little boost counts. So drink up -- and remember, magnesium is also in the water you cook with.

2. Drink coffee. Many studies conclude that coffee may help to prevent several chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes and liver disease. Each cup of coffee contains 7 mg of magnesium. Drink one cup of coffee each day to boost your magnesium levels.

3. Enjoy leafy greens. Naturally boost your magnesium levels every time you eat half a cup serving of spinach. One serving of boiled spinach contains 78 mg of magnesium. Spinach is loaded with nutrients, especially the antioxidant carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin.

More at the link.


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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Fri Nov 9, 2018, 03:07 PM (5 replies)
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