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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
Number of posts: 8,463

About Me

I was born in North Carolina. I plan to die in North Carolina.

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It's not just you, Virginia Heffernan.

I have been sick to my stomach for my country, since election night. Now I am heartsick for Khashoggi, his fiancé and their families.

There are criminals in the White House, I have no doubt. Now we can call them murderous criminals.

Donnie can thank his friends in Saudi Arabia
for showing him how much they love him hating the press to the point of murdering a WaPo journalist.

These people are sociopaths. There are no redeeming qualities among them. To love is to hurt for the sociopath. They live to flirt with and wallow in criminality and disaster. They believe that they are above all laws and laugh in the face of righteous justice.

We should all be terrified.

Thanks for the post, Mrs. Overall.

Love, peace and shelter,
lmsp ♡
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Mon Oct 15, 2018, 08:01 PM (0 replies)

In about 20 years, half the population will live in eight states

In case you missed it. Something to think about.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2018/07/12/in-about-20-years-half-the-population-will-live-in-eight-states/


In about 20 years, half the population will live in eight states



Eight states will have just under half of the total population of the country, 49.5 percent, according to the Weldon Cooper Center’s estimate. The next eight most populous states will account for an additional fifth of the population, up to 69.2 percent — meaning that the 16 most populous states will be home to about 70 percent of Americans.



Ornstein’s (and Waldman’s) point is clear: 30 percent of the population of the country will control 68 percent of the seats in the U.S. Senate. Or, more starkly, half the population of the country will control 84 percent of those seats.





So the partisan ramifications of the uneven distribution of the country’s population aren’t clear. But the possible anti-democratic effects of the lopsided Senate are. The gray states on the map below — states that make up more than two-thirds of the land area of the United States — will similarly control enough of the Senate to overcome any filibuster.


♡lmsp
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Mon Oct 15, 2018, 07:06 PM (8 replies)

1 800 Boo Hoo

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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sun Oct 14, 2018, 01:01 PM (1 replies)

Registration has been extended

If you're in one of the 28 counties that was impacted by Hurricane Florence, in which case your deadline is Oct 15th. Those counties are:

Beaufort
Bladen
Brunswick
Carteret
Columbus
Craven
Cumberland
Duplin
Greene
Harnett
Hoke
Hyde
Johnston
Jones
Lee
Lenoir
Moore
New Hanover
Onslow
Pamlico
Pender
Pitt
Richmond
Robeson
Sampson
Scotland
Wayne
Wilson
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sun Oct 14, 2018, 03:58 AM (0 replies)

Early voting begins 17th of October, this coming Wednesday.

NC early voting

Early voting in North Carolina for the November General Election begins on Wednesday, Oct. 17 and ends on Saturday, Nov. 3.

Early voters can vote at any precinct in their county

Early voting allows registered voters to vote at any precinct within their county, unlike Election Day voting. NC voters can look up early voting sites closest to them here.

Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 6. Individuals who choose to vote on Election Day must vote at their specific precinct.

Last day to register for those affected by the Hurricanes is Monday, October 15th. Only tho
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sun Oct 14, 2018, 03:37 AM (1 replies)

NC early voting

Early voting in North Carolina for the November General Election begins on Wednesday, Oct. 17 and ends on Saturday, Nov. 3.

Early voters can vote at any precinct in their county

Early voting allows registered voters to vote at any precinct within their county, unlike Election Day voting. NC voters can look up early voting sites closest to them here.

Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 6. Individuals who choose to vote on Election Day must vote at their specific precinct.

Last day to register for those affected by the Hurricanes is Monday, October 15th. Only those countries designated by the governor apply.
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sun Oct 14, 2018, 03:26 AM (0 replies)

Sex and World Peace

Sex And World Peace: How The Treatment Of Women Affects Development And Security
Kate Diamond

“What we have discovered is that the very best predictor of how insecure and unstable a nation is not its level of democracy, it’s not its level of wealth, it’s not what ‘Huntington civilization’ it belongs to, but is in fact best predicted by the level of violence against women in the society,” said Valerie Hudson, co-author of Sex and World Peace, at an April 26 book launch at the Wilson Center. [Video Below]



Co-author Chad Emmett joined Hudson, along with Jeni Klugman, the World Bank’s director of gender and development, and Richard Cincotta, demographer-in-residence at the Stimson Center, to discuss the security implications of gender inequality and potential policy responses.

The Paradox of Missing Women
The basis of the book – applying a gender lens to international security – followed from early feedback from her colleagues at Brigham Young University, who suggested that if her goal was to understand the reasons for “blood spilt and lives lost,” she would do better to look at ideological conflict rather than women’s security.

In response, she made a simple comparison of deaths from conflict and the number of “missing women” in the world. Looking at “as many [conflicts] as I possibly could,” Hudson said she totaled 152 million deaths in 20th century fighting. By comparison, the United Nations Population Fund reported that at the turn of the century – just “one generation, if you will, of the century” – 163 million women went missing from Asia alone.


More plus additional video at the link.
https://www.newsecuritybeat.org/2012/05/sex-and-world-peace-how-the-treatment-of-women-affects-development-and-security/

♡lmsp
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sun Oct 14, 2018, 03:08 AM (2 replies)

Your gut is directly connected to your brain

Your gut is directly connected to your brain, by a newly discovered neuron circuit

The human gut is lined with more than 100 million nerve cells—it’s practically a brain unto itself. And indeed, the gut actually talks to the brain, releasing hormones into the bloodstream that, over the course of about 10 minutes, tell us how hungry it is, or that we shouldn’t have eaten an entire pizza. But a new study reveals the gut has a much more direct connection to the brain through a neural circuit that allows it to transmit signals in mere seconds. The findings could lead to new treatments for obesity, eating disorders, and even depression and autism—all of which have been linked to a malfunctioning gut.

The study reveals “a new set of pathways that use gut cells to rapidly communicate with … the brain stem,” says Daniel Drucker, a clinician-scientist who studies gut disorders at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute in Toronto, Canada, who was not involved with the work. Although many questions remain before the clinical implications become clear, he says, “This is a cool new piece of the puzzle.”

In 2010, neuroscientist Diego Bohórquez of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, made a startling discovery while looking through his electron microscope. Enteroendocrine cells, which stud the lining of the gut and produce hormones that spur digestion and suppress hunger, had footlike protrusions that resemble the synapses neurons use to communicate with each other. Bohórquez knew the enteroendocrine cells could send hormonal messages to the central nervous system, but he also wondered whether they could “talk” to the brain using electrical signals, the way that neurons do. If so, they would have to send the signals through the vagus nerve, which travels from the gut to the brain stem.


... more at link.
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/09/your-gut-directly-connected-your-brain-newly-discovered-neuron-circuit

♡lmsp
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sat Oct 13, 2018, 08:21 PM (12 replies)

Just heard on Amanpour and Company

The Saudi arms sale has NOT been signed off on. The link to the video hasn't been posted yet. I'll update my post when it is.

Thanks for the post, lindysalsagal.

♡lmsp
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Fri Oct 12, 2018, 06:38 AM (0 replies)

Check this out.

PBS Newshour

Video and Transcript

How the U.S. should respond to Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/how-the-u-s-should-respond-to-jamal-khashoggis-disappearance
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Fri Oct 12, 2018, 05:37 AM (1 replies)
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