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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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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Tue May 11, 2021, 07:55 PM (2 replies)

Great post!!! Have you considered cross posting?

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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Tue May 11, 2021, 04:37 PM (0 replies)

Gas lines in Eastern NC.

I just got a frantic text from my sister. She's trying to find gas. We're in coastal NC and things aren't looking good.

Is there or isn't there a gas shortage?

Is this just an opportunity for the big energy companies to "teach us a lesson" like you're going to miss me when you're moving to renewable energy and can't find a gallon of gas?

Or is it an opportunity for them to price gouge?

Or are people panic buying?

I'm so frustrated and now worried. I haven't been anywhere significant for over a year. I've literally kept one tank since then, which is now halfway gone. Of course, now that I have to go somewhere, I don't have enough gas to get me there.

Does anyone have any information that can be shared about this? Thanks in advance.

Posted by littlemissmartypants | Tue May 11, 2021, 03:45 PM (24 replies)

The crux of it...

if an infected person walks into a classroom hosting 25 people, none wearing masks and all speaking, everyone would be at risk from the coronavirus within 36 minutes, the website says. It doesn't matter if they follow the 6-foot rule.

By contrast, if all 25 people in that room were wearing a mask, the air would be safe to breathe for 20 hours, it said.

If they were all singing without a mask, they be at risk from the virus within three minutes...

Thanks for sharing this, appalachiablue.

Posted by littlemissmartypants | Mon May 3, 2021, 12:50 AM (1 replies)

He's a psychopath.

Posted by littlemissmartypants | Wed Apr 28, 2021, 11:41 AM (0 replies)

Thanks for this. ❤ What the Immune System Does Between the First and Second Dose

From the article. . .
Sub Header:
What the Immune System Does Between the First and Second Dose:

The biology through which the mRNA vaccines induce their protection from COVID-19 is fundamentally different from that with other vaccines.

Pfizer and Moderna vaccines use messenger RNA that encodes the spike glycoprotein. Upon injection of the vaccine, the mRNA enters into immune cells called dendritic cells. The dendritic cells use the instructions written in the mRNA to synthesize the hallmark spike glycoprotein, which characterizes the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. These immune cells then show the spike glycoprotein to B-cells, which then make anti-spike antibodies.

Dendritic cells recognize viruses and present information about the spike protein to T-cells. T-cells provide information about the viral spike protein to B-cells, which are transformed to memory B-cells that store information about the virus. When this memory B-cell is activated with an infection or the second dose of the vaccine, this causes some of the B-cells to change into plasma B-cells that secrete protective antibodies that fight the virus.

The mRNA vaccines are uniquely capable of inducing a special kind of immune cell – called a T-follicular helper cell – to help B-cells produce antibodies. The T-cells do this through direct contact with the B-cells and by sending chemical signals that tell the B-cells to produce antibodies. It is this help in antibody production that makes these vaccines so effective.



I had my first Moderna. I was sick for four days with fatigue, nausea, muscle and join pain with a sore arm, shoulder. I'd do it again a hundred times if I could help my family, friends and neighbors fight getting Covid.

(I was also brought up in a family that believes it is rude to talk about one's medical issues in so called "polite company" but here we are...)

Thanks for sharing the article, dalton99a.

Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sun Apr 25, 2021, 01:14 PM (1 replies)

Local NAACP chapter calls for Pasquotank Co. Sheriff's resignation, sheriff's office ask for ...

Local NAACP chapter calls for Pasquotank Co. Sheriff’s resignation, sheriff’s office ask for internal investigation
WAVY Web Staff and Jon Dowding
3 hours ago

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (WAVY) — The family of Andrew Brown Jr. along with Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II held a press briefing Saturday afternoon in Elizabeth City.

Rev. Barber is the president and senior lecturer of Repairers of the Breach and co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.

Brown’s family was joined by civil rights attorney Harry Daniels and Pasquotank County NAACP chapter president Keith Rivers.

42-year-old Andrew Brown Jr. was shot and killed by law enforcement during the execution of a search warrant Wednesday in Elizabeth City.

More at the link.


Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sat Apr 24, 2021, 06:09 PM (0 replies)

Millions of dollars of unsold Girl Scouts cookies stacked up in metro Atlanta warehouse


April 23, 2021 at 9:44 p.m. UTC
By Berndt Petersen

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Metro Atlanta Girl Scouts are sitting on nearly $3 million worth of cookies that they cannot sell because of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Top cookie seller Najya Robinson told Channel 2′s Berndt Petersen that she cannot believe how high the cases are stacked.

“It’s a lot of cookies! I did not know there was this many cookies left over,” she said.


Before the pandemic, local troops would sell four million boxes, but even with the cookie drive being extending through April, only two and a half million boxes have been sold.


The cookies do not expire until September and will keep longer if frozen, but the inside of a warehouse can get hot during the summer.

Robinson says she has already sold 500 boxes of cookies and will keep pushing.


Short article, videos at the link.

You can purchase cookies from the Georgia Girl Scouts at Showmethecookies.com


And from the Girl Scout website at


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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sat Apr 24, 2021, 12:13 PM (25 replies)

There Will Be 2 Types of Post-pandemic Socializers

One group will say yes as often as it can. The other won’t be able to forget how nice it is to sit at home on the couch.

10:37 AM ET

A post-pandemic discussion question: You get home from work on a Friday night and change into sweatpants. It’s been an exhausting week. A text message comes in. Your good friend wants to know if you’d like to meet up last minute for a drink, which is something that’s safe to do again. You’d love to catch up, but you’re pretty tired. Do you go?


On the one hand, people will be freshly aware that they shouldn’t take the ability to attend social gatherings for granted. On the other, they also will have experienced, albeit involuntarily, the occasional pleasures of having fewer social commitments. Introverts and extroverts alike may feel torn between taking advantage of their regained freedom and preserving some of the quiet of pandemic life, but many people will end up in one of two distinct camps.

The first is one we can call Team Yes. “Post-pandemic, I don’t intend to wait if I want to try a restaurant or go to an event,” Ilona Westfall, a 38-year-old freelance writer in Lakewood, Ohio, told me. “I plan on saying yes more. Yes to parties, yes to concerts, yes to beach hangouts with my friends.”

After more than a year of not having much to say yes to, it would be hard not to feel that sort of urgency. But nationwide, this reaction will likely be tempered by a newfound taste for a lower-key life. Per a report


released by the Harris Poll in March, three-quarters of survey respondents said they learned during the pandemic that they “preferred smaller social gatherings at home or at [a] friend’s place over going out to bars or restaurants.” A similar proportion predicted that in the post-pandemic world, they would miss “the comfort of [their] home while socializing.”


More at the link.


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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Fri Apr 23, 2021, 12:58 PM (6 replies)

The January 6th VICE Video, if you haven't seen it, you should

Total RunTime Run time: 45:39

This a compilation of citizen journalists, published videos and video captures that have been joined in chronological order for a comprehensive video diary of the events at the Capitol on January 6th, 2021.

It will be difficult to do, but watch until the end.
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sun Apr 18, 2021, 02:43 PM (17 replies)
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