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Member since: Tue Aug 28, 2012, 07:58 PM
Number of posts: 14,910

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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American Masters, Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

American Masters, Oliver Sacks: His Own Life


Oliver Sacks: His Own Life (Audio Descriptive Version*)
Explore the life and work of the legendary neurologist and storyteller, as he shares intimate details of his battles with drug addiction, homophobia, and a medical establishment that accepted his work only decades after the fact.

And here: https://www.thirteen.org/programs/american-masters/oliver-sacks-his-own-life-qdlync/

Total run time: 1:49:28
AIRED: 4/9/2021
EXPIRES: 5/8/2021

*Audio description is a means to inform individuals who are blind or who have low vision about visual content essential for comprehension. ... Audio description is usually added during existing pauses in dialogue. Audio description is also called “video description” and “descriptive narration”. https://www.acb.org/adp/ad.html


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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Fri Apr 9, 2021, 10:59 PM (1 replies)

Oliver Sacks, What hallucination reveals about our minds

Oliver Sacks·TED2009

What hallucination reveals about our minds

Posted by littlemissmartypants | Fri Apr 9, 2021, 11:23 AM (9 replies)


Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sun Apr 4, 2021, 03:36 AM (1 replies)

Surviving Narcissists and Psychopaths

Full documentary 1:29:14

Surviving Narcissists and Psychopaths

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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sat Apr 3, 2021, 07:42 AM (15 replies)

Charlotte-area productions among movies fueling return to film in 2021 for N.C.

Charlotte-area productions among movies fueling return to film in 2021 for N.C.

By WBTV Web Staff | April 1, 2021 at 1:28 PM EDT - Updated April 1 at 1:28 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - After pressing pause on much of 2020 due to COVID-19, film production in North Carolina is back in full swing and is currently at a six-year high, according to a news release from Governor Roy Cooper’s office.

Six productions have recently grabbed a share of funds from the North Carolina Film and Entertainment Grant and those productions will spend more than $134.8 million in the state while creating 5,700 job opportunities, according to the release.

Returning to the state for filming is Lionsgate’s project “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret,” a film based on Judy Blume’s best-selling novel. Production begins this Spring in the greater Charlotte area and has been approved for a grant rebate up to $7 million.

The Charlotte area is also the backdrop for the independent feature “Evolution”. Approved for a film rebate of up to $3 million, the feature tells the story of a mom determined to find a way forward for her family when her daredevil teenage son suffers a freak accident, finding hope from the most unexpected source.

More at the link.


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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Thu Apr 1, 2021, 03:13 PM (0 replies)

The Blinding of Isaac Woodard, American Experience, Season 33 Episode 3

The Blinding of Isaac Woodard
Season 33 Episode 3 | 1h 52m 49s |Video has closed

Trailer: https://www.pbs.org/video/extended-trailer-blinding-isaac-woodard/

Full episode watch here:


In 1946, Isaac Woodard, a Black army sergeant on his way home to South Carolina after serving in WWII, was pulled from a bus for arguing with the driver. The local chief of police savagely beat him, leaving him unconscious and permanently blind.

Airing: 03/30/21

Expires: 04/27/21

Rating: TV-PG


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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Tue Mar 30, 2021, 10:56 PM (0 replies)

Covid Variants vs. Corona Virus Vaccines ...

AstraZeneca, Moderna, Pfizer, Johnson and Johnson plus Immunity

Medcram.com interview

Video Duration 54:24
Recorded March 23, 2021

Virologist, Shane Crotty, PhD

Shane Crotty, Ph.D., and his team study immunity against infectious diseases. They investigate how the immune system remembers infections and vaccines. By remembering infections and vaccines, the body is protected from becoming infected in the future. Vaccines are one of the most cost-effective medical treatments in modern civilization and are responsible for saving millions of lives. Yet, good vaccines are very difficult to design, and very few new vaccines have been made in the past 10 years. A better understanding of immune memory will facilitate the ability to make new vaccines. Dr. Tony Fauci, NIH, referred to some of the Crotty lab work as “exceedingly important to the field of immunogen design.”


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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sun Mar 28, 2021, 05:12 AM (2 replies)

Ever Given, news videos

Tugboats trying to free it.

How it's disrupting global trade.

Why not just unload the cargo?

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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Fri Mar 26, 2021, 10:35 PM (4 replies)

Suez blockage is holding up $9.6bn of goods a day

Suez blockage is holding up $9.6bn of goods a day
Justin Harper - Business reporter, BBC News
March 25, 2021, 11:57 pm


The stranded Ever Given mega-container ship in the Suez Canal is holding up an estimated $9.6bn (£7bn) of goods each day, according to shipping data.

This works out at $400m an hour in trade along the waterway which is a vital passageway between east and west.

Data from shipping expert Lloyd's List values the canal's westbound traffic at roughly $5.1bn a day, and eastbound traffic at around $4.5bn a day.

Despite efforts to free the ship, it could take weeks to remove experts say.

Much more at the link.

Track the Ever Given here on Vessel Finder:



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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Fri Mar 26, 2021, 12:28 AM (3 replies)

North Carolina to open COVID vaccines to all adults April 7


RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — All North Carolinians who are at least 16 years old will qualify for a COVID-19 vaccine April 7, state health officials and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper announced Thursday. Meanwhile, essential workers not yet vaccinated can get their shot starting March 31.


Nearly one in three North Carolina adults have been at least partially vaccinated since the state first began administering doses in December 2020, according to data from the state Department of Health and Human Services.

Residents who are at least 16 years old can get a Pfizer vaccine, while those 18 or older are eligible for a Moderna shot or single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. J&J supply has been very limited over the last three weeks but is expected to rapidly increase in the weeks ahead.

Cooper announced this week the state will relax gathering and occupancy limits on individuals and businesses starting Friday, given that cases, hospitalizations and deaths have fallen over the last month.

More info at the link.


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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Thu Mar 25, 2021, 10:11 PM (4 replies)
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