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Member since: Tue Aug 28, 2012, 07:58 PM
Number of posts: 10,338

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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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Mon May 13, 2019, 01:25 PM (3 replies)

You might find this interesting.


Partnering with nonprofits and volunteers, Project Euphonia is a @GoogleAI research effort to help people with speech impairments communicate faster and gain independence → https://t.co/JAzC1aMNZg #io19 https://t.co/SBg4lru3RW
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Tue May 7, 2019, 08:10 PM (0 replies)

Shortest Way Home, Politics Prose bookstore, coffeehouse

Posted by littlemissmartypants | Fri Apr 19, 2019, 04:13 AM (0 replies)

This is a disgrace. What can we do to turn this around?

How can we raise the funds needed to help and what policies can we improve to make a dent in the fees with a logical approach? Anyone have any ideas?
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Thu Apr 18, 2019, 06:37 AM (0 replies)

Pete announcement

Posted by littlemissmartypants | Wed Apr 17, 2019, 08:00 PM (4 replies)

Massive Attack, Paradise Circus

Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sun Apr 14, 2019, 09:54 PM (6 replies)

Bookmarking. nt

Posted by littlemissmartypants | Mon Apr 1, 2019, 05:20 PM (0 replies)

Pete Buttigieg, CNN, Town Hall, March 10, 2019, Austin, TX

Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sat Mar 23, 2019, 10:36 PM (7 replies)

Orphans of the Flood

22 March 2019 at 8:27pm
Mozambique orphans of Cyclone Idai escaping floods in Dunkirk style evacuations

Children in Mozambique who have been made orphans by Cyclone Idai are slowly being evacuated from flood hit areas - in rescues reminiscent of those in Dunkirk during WWII.

Many children have been made orphans by the cyclone. Credit: ITV News

They have been rescued and ferried to safety but are completely on their own - their families did not survive.

The rescue operation out of Beira, Mozambique's fourth largest city and one of the most badly affected by the cyclone and flooding - 90% of all buildings were damaged or destroyed - has involved local fishermen volunteering to help.

Without the assistance of aid, fishermen with boats of varying sizes headed to cut off areas and collected as many people as possible - just like British sailors did following the Battle of Dunkirk.
Local fishermen have volunteered to help. Credit: ITV News

Close to the city of Beira is the district of Buzi which has effectively been turned into a huge lake, littered with ruined homes.

Buzi is effectively now a large lake. Credit: ITV News

Those still in Buzi have been forced to wait for waters to recede after taking refuge on the roofs of the remaining buildings.

Most people affected by what is one of the worst natural disasters to ever hit Mozambique, have had to survive on the bare minimum, without any help from the government.
Survivors have been forced to wait on roofs, hoping aid arrives. Credit: ITV News

More, including video, at the link.


Posted by littlemissmartypants | Fri Mar 22, 2019, 07:54 PM (0 replies)

More to the point...his opponent, Dan McCready...

Join Dan in his run for Congress to put country before party and get things done.

Called to Serve

Dan McCready is a Marine Corps veteran, small business owner, husband, and father of four. Dan grew up going to Charlotte-Mecklenburg public schools and camping in the North Carolina foothills on his way to becoming an Eagle Scout. Dan is now running for U.S. Congress as a Democrat in North Carolina’s 9th District.

Dan first felt called to serve our country in the years after 9/11, which happened while he was in college. Dan felt he had been given a lot and wanted to give something back, so he joined the Marines. Dan led 65 Marines in the 2007 Iraq surge. While in Iraq, Dan found another calling. His fellow service members helped him find his Christian faith, and Dan was baptized in water from the Euphrates river. He went on to be honorably discharged as a Captain.

Dan returned home to start a family and a business. After graduating from Harvard Business School and working at McKinsey & Company, he started a small business in Charlotte with another Marine and helped build dozens of solar farms throughout North Carolina that put 700 North Carolinians to work in good-paying jobs. Dan played a key role in North Carolina becoming number two nationally for solar power, and today North Carolina supports over 30,000 clean energy jobs. Witnessing the loss of mom-and-pop shops to big box stores, Dan was also inspired to support the craftsmen who still make things here in America. Dan started an online retailer called This Land that supported more than 50 American craftsmen.

Today, Dan once again finds himself called to serve. Dan was more than happy to keep building his small business and to spend time with his four kids and his wife, Laura, a former children’s attorney. But today Dan sees politicians who are so concerned with partisan games, they’ve forgotten who they are supposed to serve. They put party before country, special interests before working families, and divisiveness before solutions. North Carolina families deserve better. Dan’s volunteering to fight once again — this time for the families of the 9th District.

Donate at the link.

Posted by littlemissmartypants | Thu Mar 21, 2019, 01:27 AM (1 replies)
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