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littlemissmartypants

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Member since: Tue Aug 28, 2012, 07:58 PM
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About Me

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

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Frontline PBS, Biden, Trailer

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/president-biden/

Biden

Airs on January 19, 2021

Season 2021: Episode 8

FRONTLINE tells the story of how crisis and tragedy prepared Joe Biden to become America’s next president. Those who know him best describe the searing moments that shaped President-elect Biden and what those challenges reveal about how he will govern.

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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Tue Jan 19, 2021, 06:09 PM (2 replies)

B-52s, Love Shack Official Video



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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Tue Jan 19, 2021, 03:37 AM (0 replies)

Remember Mes Aynak?

In 2013 DU was instrumental in helping to save this amazing archeological site in Afghanistan. A movie was made by my friend Brent and he announced an update that I thought some of those who helped out in the past would be interested in hearing about.

Here's an update:

From Brent E. Huffman the filmmaker:

This Tuesday, January 19, 2021, I'll be showing "Saving Mes Aynak" and will be giving important updates about the situation at the site. A BIG thank you to all who have supported the effort to save Mes Aynak over the years!

The fight to save an ancient Buddhist city continues.

https://artisnaples.org/events/asian-art-history-011921


From previous posts:

Photos
http://www.savingmesaynak.com/photos/

Updates on Cultural Property News
http://www.savingmesaynak.com/news

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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Tue Jan 19, 2021, 12:22 AM (2 replies)

Just 11 Minutes of Exercise a Day Can Help You Live Longer, According to New Study

Just 11 Minutes of Exercise a Day Can Help You Live Longer, According to New Study
It only takes a few minutes a day to stay healthy and live longer.

Andrea Romano
January 10, 2021

...The study itself sampled over 44,000 men and women for a period between four and 14 and a half years, during which 3,451 participants died (7.8% mortality rate). Using activity monitors to measure "moderate-to-vigorous" physical activity, scientists used these calculations and compared them to participant's time while sedentary.

Over all, people who worked out 35 minutes a day saw the biggest results in terms of health, especially joint health, but the study also showed that people who exercised at least 11 minutes a day could also see some benefits, Metro reported.

Sedentary lifestyles certainly have a strain on people's health. While sitting may seem harmless, being stuck in a chair at least eight hours a day for work could be hazardous to long-term health. In fact, a study published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, showed that people who work desk jobs are twice as likely to die early.

11 minutes is definitely a lot less time than most previous studies reported to have real health benefits, however, this recent study concluded that past studies relied on "self-reported exposure data," which means they worked off of people's recollections of physical activity rather than hard data. And, of course, human memory can prove faulty.

More at the link.
https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/yoga-wellness/11-minutes-exercise-day-health-benefits

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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Mon Jan 18, 2021, 04:32 AM (1 replies)

American Reckoning - A PBS NewsHour Special Repor

American Reckoning – A PBS NewsHour Special Report

https://www.pbs.org/video/american-reckoning-a-pbs-newshour-special-report-vbxybj/

Special | 56m 46s

Following the aftermath of the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol, “American Reckoning – A PBS NewsHour Special Report” looks at the economic and racial history that led to a political divide between Americans, the impact of President Donald Trump’s rhetoric throughout his presidency and the next steps for the nation to heal from the recent attack on American democracy.

Aired: 01/15/21

Rating: NR



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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sun Jan 17, 2021, 05:58 AM (1 replies)

American Reckoning - A PBS NewsHour Special Report

American Reckoning – A PBS NewsHour Special Report

https://www.pbs.org/video/american-reckoning-a-pbs-newshour-special-report-vbxybj/

Special | 56m 46s

Following the aftermath of the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol, “American Reckoning – A PBS NewsHour Special Report” looks at the economic and racial history that led to a political divide between Americans, the impact of President Donald Trump’s rhetoric throughout his presidency and the next steps for the nation to heal from the recent attack on American democracy.

Aired: 01/15/21

Rating: NR



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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sun Jan 17, 2021, 05:57 AM (1 replies)

Recent Book, Wilmington's Lie

AUTHOR INTERVIEWS
'Wilmington's Lie' Author Traces The Rise Of White Supremacy In A Southern City
January 13, 20201:25 PM ET
Heard on Fresh Air
DAVE DAVIES



Pod Cast and transcript

https://www.npr.org/2020/01/13/795892582/wilmington-s-lie-author-traces-the-rise-of-white-supremacy-in-a-southern-city

Journalist David Zucchino says Wilmington, N.C., was once a mixed-race community with a thriving black middle class. Then, in 1898, white supremacists staged a murderous coup that changed everything.

Wilmington's Lie
The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy

by David Zucchino

Hardcover, 426 pages

From the transcript

This is FRESH AIR. I'm Terry Gross. The American South in the post-Reconstruction era was a land of broken promises and brutal oppression for African Americans, as white leaders stripped former slaves of many of the civil and voting rights they'd won after the Civil War. But in the 1890s, the port city of Wilmington, N.C., was an exception. It had a thriving black middle class, a large black electorate and a local government that included black aldermen, police officers and magistrates.

That ended in 1898 with a bloody campaign of violence and intimidation by white supremacists, which our guest journalist David Zucchino calls America's first and only armed overthrow of a legally elected government. Zucchino chronicles the events in a new book called "Wilmington's Lie: The Murderous Coup Of 1898 And The Rise Of White Supremacy." David Zucchino is a contributing writer for The New York Times. He's covered war and civil conflicts in more than three dozen countries and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his reporting from apartheid South Africa. He spoke with FRESH AIR's Dave Davies.

DAVE DAVIES, BYLINE: Well, David Zucchino, welcome to FRESH AIR. This is an amazing story. And it's set in Wilmington, N.C., in the 1890s. It's a coastal city, then the largest city in North Carolina - right? - and remarkable for the status that African Americans held at that city at a, you know - which was a city in the Deep South. Give us a sense of where black citizens stood in Wilmington then.

DAVID ZUCCHINO: Wilmington was really an outlier. It was really a unique city in the South at that time. It was - first of all, it was a majority black city, and it was probably one of the very, very few major cities in the South that had a black majority. It was 56% black. There was a multiracial government at the time, where blacks served in positions of power, and that was extremely rare in the South at that time. There were three black aldermen. There were 10 black policemen. There were black magistrates. There was a daily black newspaper, which was very unusual in the South. There weren't that many because the white media really dominated.


More at the link.
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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sat Jan 16, 2021, 11:02 PM (1 replies)

The Inarguration Playlist

Joe Biden, Kamala Harris drop inauguration playlist with songs from Beyoncé, Dua Lipa, more
CHARLES TREPANY | USA TODAY | 5:23 pm EST January 15, 2021

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are ringing in their administration with some empowering music. Ahead of Inauguration Day on Jan. 20, the president-elect and vice president-elect have released a 46-song playlist in honor of their upcoming administration.

The collection features a wide-range of songs, including modern anthems like Beyoncé's "Find Your Way Back" and Dua Lipa's "Levitating," as well as classic tunes like The Doobie Brothers' "What a Fool Believes" and Led Zeppelin's "Fool in the Rain."

The playlist is available now on SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/theraedio/raedio-presents-biden-harris-2021-inauguration-playlist

Spotify
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2xvItYBGEkuvFTDASiAO5P

and Apple Music
https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/pl.7132431700f346008f1245b2d56a2cd3


According to a tweet on Friday from the Biden Inaugural Committee, the list of songs was curated by DJ D-Nice and Issa Rae's music company Raedio.

"As this wonderous transition of power ensues, we strongly hold the joy of these select songs to be self-evident," reads the playlist's description on Spotify.

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2xvItYBGEkuvFTDASiAO5P

More at the link.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/music/2021/01/15/joe-biden-kamala-harris-drop-46-song-inauguration-playlist/4180658001/

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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sat Jan 16, 2021, 07:28 PM (4 replies)

Bittersweet, Big Head Todd and the Monsters



Love the sweet solo that starts at about 3:25.



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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sat Jan 16, 2021, 03:18 AM (3 replies)

For reference and those who don't follow Twitter

https://twitter.com/ForwardCarolina/status/1349383001440997377

This is your regular reminder that the Republican majority running the #NCGA looks nothing like most of North Carolina. It's 86% old white guys. #ncpol https://t.co/OHBPUn3adC



The account:

https://twitter.com/ForwardCarolina?s=09

The Website:

The Long Leaf Pine Slate

The Long Leaf Pine Slate raised funds for strong Democratic candidates challenging vulnerable GOP-held seats in the North Carolina General Assembly.

Thank you for supporting the Long Leaf Pine Slate in 2020. Check back soon for updates.

http://longleafpineslate.org/

Posted by littlemissmartypants | Fri Jan 15, 2021, 05:22 PM (0 replies)
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