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#Volcano #Tonga #TsunamiWarning #California #Alaska #Hawaii #Faces
TSUNAMI ALERT Southern California - Giant Underwater Volcano Eruption JANUARY 15, 2022
Satellite images captured the moment a giant underwater volcano erupted near Tonga, causing a tsunami
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Che notizia ho appena letto (e che non sapevo assolutamente): i #criceti reggono l'alcol molto meglio di noi, complice il loro stile di vita e la struttura resistente del loro fegato, secondo uno studio dell'Università di #Alaska Anchorage. Che figata! Un 3d ci sta tutto. 1/n 🧵
In realtà, i primi studi sulla predilezione dei criceti per le bevande alcooliche risalgono agli anni '50 del secolo scorso, e quest'ultima ricerca non fa che fornire ulteriori elementi di conferma. 2/n
Gli studiosi hanno confermato che prima dell'inverno, questi piccoli roditori accumulano nelle loro tane semi e frutta. Le provviste fermentano col passare delle settimane e la loro concentrazione in alcool diventa sempre più alta. 3/n
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What are the most popular vacation destinations in Alaska, for Alaskans?

We asked 835 Alaskans the following question:

"Imagine... you've got a 7-day vacation this spring, all expenses paid, anywhere you want to go in Alaska... where would you go?"

A thread!
10th= place... Ketchikan
10th= place... Valdez
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The story of the #BuildBackBetter has yet to be written. Let’s examine the 50 Republican US Senators who are voting against lifting children out of poverty, education,elder care, affordable prescription drugs, child care & family leave? What does this mean for YOUR STATE? Image
#ALABAMA Sen. Richard Shelby is voting against the #ChildTaxCredit “The Center on Budget &Policy Priorities found making the program permanent would benefit 93% of #AL children,lift 162,000 #AL children above/closer to poverty line & benefit 480,000 #AL children under 17. Image
#ALABAMA Sen. Tommy Tuberville has offered you no solutions; he has admitted that he “wouldn’t have a clue” how to address the current pandemic and recently told people that $600 per week in federal unemployment benefits was just “too much.” al.com/news/2021/12/a… Image
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The messaging on this is terrible; causing unnecessary outrage.

#AndrewYang is not trying to run #3rdParty, or rejecting #Democrats, or asking anyone else to, he will just endorse/support any candidate who aligns with his (atm, mostly #Democratic) policies.
#Yang has said multiple times that he knows #Independents can't win the presidential and almost never win Congressional races, EXCEPT where there's open, #RCV elections, like #Alaska, and he's not encouraging anyone to register as Independent.
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#Florida has finally been seeing dramatic improvements in its #COVID19 numbers.

It's been a while since I've done this, but it's warranted, so here goes a Florida update 🧵

Viz using covid19florida.mystrikingly.com

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New daily infections (cases) have been decreasing in September as rapidly as they increased during this #delta surge.

We're where we were in mid-July, with numbers also similar to where we were in early February.

Under 7,700 cases per day over the last 7 days.

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The chart below highlighting the past 8 weeks tells the story. After plateauing for 2 weeks towards the end of August, it's been 4 straight weeks of considerable decreases in cases.

We don't want to be at 7,000+ cases per day, but moving in the right direction...fast.

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A thread. People are asking why I left #Alaska a place and people I had grown to love. There were several reasons & as people preparing to transition to retirement we needed to make a go, no go decision. What follows is a list of some of the why.
1) State Budget. The fiscal situation in the state is unsustainable & there doesn’t seem to be any will to actually fix the problems until there’s nothing left & then options get ugly quickly. Rank & file citizens have all sorts of perceived quick fixes like an income tax,lottery
more taxes on oil, etc. As someone who actually worked on the problem & proposed some comprehensive solutions in 2015, I can tell you there are no quick fixes. Taxing a declining population alone won’t fix it, no one solution will. I felt like we had moved beyond the
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Each week I pull ~51000 tweets on US State mentions. Here's a collection of word clouds from tweets pulled on 2021-08-07. Each state + DC can be found in the replies!
#Python #USA #WordCloud #TwitterData
Each week I pull ~51000 tweets on US State mentions. Here's the word cloud for #Alabama from tweets pulled on 2021-08-07!
#Python #WordCloud #TwitterData
Each week I pull ~51000 tweets on US State mentions. Here's the word cloud for #Alaska from tweets pulled on 2021-08-07!
#Python #WordCloud #TwitterData
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Each week I pull ~51000 tweets on US State mentions. Here's a collection of word clouds from tweets pulled on 2021-07-31. Each state + DC can be found in the replies!
#Python #USA #WordCloud #TwitterData
Each week I pull ~51000 tweets on US State mentions. Here's the word cloud for #Alabama from tweets pulled on 2021-07-31!
#Python #WordCloud #TwitterData
Each week I pull ~51000 tweets on US State mentions. Here's the word cloud for #Alaska from tweets pulled on 2021-07-31!
#Python #WordCloud #TwitterData
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My niece Aroon is up here and found this stranded orca several miles from here. In all the years I've lived here I've never heard or seen anything like this. I have to wonder if the 8.2 #Earthquake was to blame. NOAA is on its way to try to save it. #offgrid #Alaska Image
It looks like it's a juvenile and Aroon says there's no sign of its pod. People are pouring water on it. Unfortunately it's injured itself on the rocks trying to get off the beach. The good news is the tide is coming in. Image
Lovely people helping. Image
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A long thread--Well, that was an interesting night. There was a powerful 8.2 magnitude earthquake around 10:15pm 75 miles south of Kodiak in the Gulf of Alaska which triggered a tsunami warning that included Seward, where I'm working on the boat.
I did feel it here. It felt like the wind rocking the boat, not violent at all, but it went on for a really long time. I got an automated safety alert on my phone around 10:25, followed by a call from Devany to evacuate a couple of minutes later.
I grabbed the computer, jumped in the truck, headed uphill out of town about 5 miles, and parked in one of the pull-offs on the Seward Highway by 10:35, which gradually filled up with other cars and motorhomes.
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🧵As coronavirus continues to kill thousands per day, it's important to humanize their deaths. This thread is dedicated to the 18-19 year old children that lost their lives to COVID. By telling their stories we'll ensure that their memories live on #SoulsLostToCovid.
Follow the hashtags #SoulsLostToCovid & #TheySurvivedCovid for more stories. You can help end this pandemic by encouraging others to #GetVaccinated 💉
🇺🇸 18 y.o. Yasmin Pena from Waterbury #Connecticut passed away from COVID in April 2020. She was a senior at Waterbury Arts Magnet School, where she sang, danced & acted in plays. “Her eyes had a spark. And she had an effervescence." #SoulsLostToCovid 1/33 courant.com/coronavirus/hc…
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"The #UK recorded 11,000 daily Covid-19 cases for the first time since February, even as it reached the milestone of vaccinating more than 80% of adults." Image
"the virus will concentrate in [unvaccinated] school-age populations, which will eventually become a reservoir & driver of any ensuing Delta variant epidemic, as well as being a hotspot in which new mutations may arise"

What if vaccinees are a reservoir?

theguardian.com/society/2021/j… Image
"Royal Caribbean International is delaying the inaugural sailing of its Odyssey of the Seas cruise ship after eight crew members tested positive for Covid-19 ... All 1,400 crew...were vaccinated ... Out of the eight cases, six people were asymptomatic"

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"#Turkiye'yi isgal etmeye geldiler"
diyenlere,
bir-iki savas Gemisiyle #isgal olmaz diyoruz

Ki
zaten Turkiye isgal (#Sömürü) altinda..

#Kanalistanbul;
Küreselcilerin on yil önce
planlayip projelendirdigi bir uygulamadir

HMS Defender
#ABD (Küreselci kanat) adina burda Image
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Küreselciler
#Haziran ayinda
#Kanalistanbul projesinin acilisinin yapilmasi icin
#ultimatom verdiler

ve bugün
bu ultimatom hayata geciriliyor..#HepsiBu

Mina #SULMAN'dan (#Bahreyn)
yola cikan HMS #Defender;
An itibariyle Limana demirlemis durumda.. Image
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Here is the list of 175 Republicans who voted to cover up the violent attack on our Capitol and Democracy.
#ncpol #January6Commission #January6CommissionNow
#Alabama
Rep. Aderholt
Rep. Brooks
Rep. Carl
Rep. Moore
Rep. Palmer
Rep. Rogers
/1
#Alaska
Rep. Young
/2
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[rolls eyes in Matanuska Thunderfuck]
Oh no, did I just date myself
Maybe they should all start getting acquainted with it, might mellow them out
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"Later this spring we will release the president's full budget," says @PressSec.
POW-MIA flag returned to the top of the @WhiteHouse residence, according to @PressSec.
On Monday, @POTUS will meet with a bipartisan and bicameral group of lawmakers about the #AmericanJobsPlan, announces @PressSec.
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Speaking to reporters on the @WhiteHouse South Lawn prior to boarding Marine One, @POTUS says he proud of how @SecBlinken confronted the Chinese during the contentious meeting in #Alaska.
"I'm sure we'll talk at some point," says @POTUS of #Russia President Putin.
Air Force One now wheels up for #Georgia from @Andrews_JBA.
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In #Alaska meeting, @SecBlinken tells Chinese he's hearing deep concern from other countries about actions #China is taking.
"I do hope this conversation will be one carried out with confidence on both sides" without lectures or long-winding statements, says @JakeSullivan46.
New sanctions are not the way to welcome guests, says #China Foreign Minister Wang Yi in #Alaska.
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Next week's trip by @POTUS to Columbus, #Ohio is tied to anniversary of #ACA and part of the #HelpIsHere tour, says @PressSec.
Asked about US sending @AstraZeneca #CoronavirusVaccine doses to #Canada and #Mexico, @PressSec says "we are assessing how we can loans doses...it's not fully finalized yet."
"We have seven million releasable doses available" of @AstraZeneca to lend, confirms @PressSec.
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"Our administration is going to take a different approach in our relationship" with #Russia compared to the prior administration," replies @PressSec to @dsupervilleap on reaction to #Russia recalling its ambassador to the US.
As @POTUS stated in @ABC interview, "certainly the Russians will be held accountable on the actions they've taken," such as the @navalny poisoning, adds @PressSec.
"I don't believe it's been confirmed or finalized just yet," says @PressSec on reports that @IRStaxpros will delay by a month the deadline for income tax filing.
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#Quad leaders each said their virtual meeting today was "historic," according to @JakeSullivan46, who explains "freedom of navigation" and "freedom from coercion in the South and East China seas" were addressed.
"Today was not fundamentally about China" but rather addressing the #ClimateCrisis and the #COVID19 crisis, says @JakeSullivan46. "The leaders also agreed they would meet in person before the end of the year."
#Quad working groups "will deliver results" before the in-person leaders' summit at the end of the year, adds @JakeSullivan46.
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