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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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China plan to destroy paper currency...

China’s central bank says it plans to destroy most of the banknotes collected by hospitals, markets, and buses in some regions hard hit by the new coronavirus. Fan Yifei, deputy governor of the Chinese central bank, said they plan to out pump 600 billion yuan ($85.6 billion) of freshly printed paper currency to replace the bills taken out of circulation. In other areas of the country, the government has ordered banks to remove incoming paper currency from circulation and replace it with the new cash.

Link: https://www.thedailybeast.com/china-to-destroy-paper-currency-from-hardest-hit-coronavirus-regions

Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sun Mar 1, 2020, 08:03 AM (0 replies)

Confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United States, site updates

Coronavirus in the U.S.: Map of where cases have been confirmed across the country

U.S. health officials are closely monitoring for cases in the United States.

Jan. 28, 2020, 11:03 AM EST / Updated Feb. 29, 2020, 5:37 PM EST
By Sara G. Miller and Jiachuan Wu

U.S. health officials are closely monitoring for coronavirus cases in the United States.

This map will be updated as more cases in the U.S. are confirmed. As of Feb. 29, there were at least 69 cases confirmed in the U.S. Several of the cases have been tested by state or local labs and will be confirmed by additional testing by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Twenty-two of the cases were diagnosed in the U.S., and 47 cases are in individuals evacuated from either Wuhan, China or the Diamond Princess cruise ship. One person, a man in his 50s in Washington state, has died.

There has been one U.S. death, in Washington. NBC News has confirmed at least nine patients have recovered: Four in California, two in Illinois, one in Washington, one in Arizona and one in Wisconsin.

Data as of Feb. 29, 5:00 p.m. ET.
Cases in California, Washington, Texas and Nebraska include individuals repatriated from Wuhan, China and the Diamond Princess cruise ship.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Graphic: Jiachuan Wu / NBC News


Link to article:
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sun Mar 1, 2020, 05:51 AM (4 replies)

Trump's CDC is telling California labs they will not be allowed to test for Coronavirus


Trump's CDC is telling California labs they will not be allowed to test for Coronavirus (except 2 labs in the state).
Is this part of Trump's plan to cover up the extent of the pandemic? Lawmakers out here are outraged by Trump's red tape preventing more testing.

Check out Dr. Robert Fortuna (@psychdr100): https://twitter.com/psychdr100?s=09
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Fri Feb 28, 2020, 02:41 AM (14 replies)

The Cost of Child Poverty with Lenette Azzi-Lessing

Story in the Public Square

For generations, American politicians have promised reducing—or even eliminating—poverty as one of their goals. In 1964, President Lyndon Johnson went so far as to declare an “unconditional war” on poverty. Lenette Azzi-Lessing warns, however, that the rhetoric of fighting poverty has become a war on the poor with devastating consequences for America’s most vulnerable children.

Azzi-Lessing is Clinical Professor of Social Work at Boston University and author of “Behind from the Start: How America’s War on the Poor is Harming Our Most Vulnerable Children.” She founded the nationally recognized Rhode Island Center for Children At-Risk, now named Children’s Friend, in 1989 to address the social service and behavioral health needs of highly vulnerable young children and their families. Azzi-Lessing is a member of the Child Welfare League of America’s National Joint Commission, she has co-chaired the League’s Committee on Prevention, Protection, and Family Preservation, and has been an expert witness in federal court on behalf of children abused and neglected in the child protective system. In 2017, Azzi-Lessing was named a Fulbright Specialist focused on higher education and training in nations across the globe. She also helped develop Graduate Certificate Programs in Early Childhood Development and Family Support in South Africa with colleagues from the University of Fort Hare, East London, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.


Story in the Public Square

“Story in the Public Square” is a year-round initiative to study and celebrate public storytelling. It features an annual conference, lectures, awards and student contests, as well as original scholarship about public storytelling and how those stories can affect the public debate.
More at the link.

Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sun Feb 23, 2020, 12:15 PM (0 replies)

The expert on this is Kathleen Belew. Here her views here:


Thinking in public demands knowledge, eloquence, and courage. In this interview series, we hear from public scholars about how they found their path and how they communicate to a wide audience.



Kathleen Belew is an assistant professor of history at the University of Chicago and an international authority on the white-power movement. Drawing on an expansive collection of archives, Belew wrote the field-defining book, Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America (2018). She developed research methods for tracking a network of anti-government extremists from a collection of disparate sources and a narrative practice that exemplifies an ethical approach to writing histories of violence. Since the publication of Bring the War Home, Belew has made public appearances on Fresh Air, Weekend Edition, and CBS, and has written for the New York Times. The book has received rave reviews in The Nation and the Los Angeles Review of Books and was named a 2018 Best Book of the Year by the Guardian.

Belew is an award-winning teacher who centers her courses on the broad themes of race, gender, violence, identity, and the meaning of war. Since the publication of her book, she has generously moved well beyond the classroom to share urgent historical lessons with public audiences. In her public writing and media appearances, Belew is shaping how the public understands the white-power movement. She simultaneously teaches the history she uncovered and helps journalists and the public interpret white-power terrorist acts today. In this interview, conducted last fall, Belew discusses the term white power and her research methods; she offers advice for future researchers; and shares some of the urgent lessons of history that we must heed for today. She is a pivotal and unwavering intellectual and public voice for our time.

Interview at the link.


Her website: https://www.kathleenbelew.com/

Her first book, Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America (Harvard University Press, Spring 2018), explores how white power activists wrought a cohesive social movement through a common story about warfare and its weapons, uniforms, and technologies. By uniting previously disparate Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazi, skinhead, and other groups, the movement carried out escalating acts of violence that reached a crescendo in the 1995 bombing of Oklahoma City.
Belew is at work on two new projects, one focusing on processes of militarization in the domestic United States and the other on ideas of the apocalypse in American history and culture. Her award-winning teaching centers on the broad themes of race, gender, violence, identity, and the meaning of war.
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Fri Feb 21, 2020, 04:41 PM (1 replies)
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