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The weather is comprised of atmospheric conditions. Those conditions are based on available chemistry. The weather is a byproduct of physics. Probably wrong, what do I know? That’s not the point. But weather is a concept we’ve all experienced.

A wee thought experiment🧵👇🏻
Imagine if you will, you are god. A god that looks like us. I say “us” because we know what we look like, so let’s envision this together. At this moment, for all who are reading and participating, god has just become a he, she, they, them and all the cool things that you are.
Welcome. Now as a species, mere mortal humans have built telescopes that can see as far back as 46 billion light years. This is a very large amount of universe. However the universe is more than they can see. So let’s just say that what humans see is gods, I mean your sandbox.
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They would want you to barbecue.
They would want you to go to the lake.
They would want you to go to the beach.
They would want you to pop your feet up open a cold one and watch your kids play.
They would want you to rock out to some live music.
They would want you to camp.
They would want you to watch a parade.
They would want you to have a picnic in the park.
They would want you to go on a bike ride.
They would want you to go fishing.
They would want you to laugh.
They would want you to sing.
They would want you to be with friends.
They would want you to bake a pie.
They would want you to be with family.
They would want you to fly our flag. They would want you to be free.
I want you to understand the cost.... and never forget it.
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On this #MemorialDay I love to share this video.

French caretakers take the sand from Omaha Beach in Normandy and scrub them into the letters to give them the brown/gold coloring.

They do this for all 9,386 soldiers who died.

France also gave us this land as American soil.
Of the 9,387 Americans buried, only four women are buried there.

Sgt. Dolores Browne and PFC Mary J. Barlow and Mary H. Blankston, were members of the first all-female and the first all-African-American battalion to serve overseas.
Their battalion was nicknamed the six-triple eight.

This battalion of 850 women was the only all-black Women’s Army Corp unit to be deployed to Europe in WW2.

The "Six Triple Eight" was responsible for sorting mail to soldiers.
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Memorial Day is a unique holiday on the American calendar. It is a solemn and sacred day that we remember and pay homage to the military members who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
America remains a very divided nation. However, if you are looking for something to bring us together, you need to look no further than Memorial Day itself.
Unlike Veterans Day, which is a celebration of those who have served our nation in uniform, Memorial Day is a somber occasion to remember the sacrifice made by those who never made it home.
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Know his name: Maj. Gamaliel Turner. He conceived this weapon that may be #Ukraine’s last, best hope of stopping Putin’s cruel armored columns. #MemorialDay…
I’m in this soldier’s home near Fort Benning, Georgia because his ballot was personally challenged by the county Chairman of the Republican Party. We will hunt him and confront him.…
In World War II, Black soldiers called this ‘The War on Two Fronts’: the fight for democracy in Europe — and democracy in America. #MemorialDay2022…
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On this #MemorialDay, please join me in remembering my uncle, Seymour Levine, who was killed in action during #WorldWarII. Image
2nd Lt. Levine was a platoon commander in Company F of the 182nd Regiment of the Americal Division. In March 1945, the division was assigned to take Cebu, an island in the Philippines held by the Japanese. #MemorialDay Image
Some 14,500 Japanese soldiers were hunkered down in caves and fortified positions high in the hills of Cebu. (Photo of
182nd in action on Cebu from…) Image
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A #MemorialDay Thread🧵1/
Lt. Miroslav "Steve" Zilberman
Came to the US from Ukraine w/his parents. Joined USN out of HS & became an ET. 2003 later commissioned under Seaman to Admiral program after graduating from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a degree in comp science.
2/Entered flight training, CQ’d earning wings of gold and eventually became an E-2C Hawkeye pilot w/the VAW-121 Bluetails, embarked with CVW-7 in USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69), operating in the AG supporting OEF over Afghanistan
3/6 Apr 2010 returning to IKE lost the port engine due to oil pressure. Starboard engine experiences a “runaway” prop causing rapid loss of altitude - unable to feather prop. As the aircraft commander this young LT, husband and father calls for the crew to bailout
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On Memorial Day, I remember Delta Force snipers Gary Gordon and Randy Shughart.

During Black Hawk Down, they inserted into crash site to save pilot Mike Durant.

Both men died after a prolonged gunfight that saved Durant’s life. Both earned the Medal of Honor. #MemorialDay Image
"He ran to the sound of the guns."

On Memorial Day, I remember Delta Force operator Joshua Wheeler. He was killed during a 2015 raid to rescue 70 prisoners from ISIS in Iraq.

When the assault stalled, Wheeler led the way through the breach and died.

He served 14 deployments. Image
On Memorial Day, I remember Michael Murphy and the men who died during Operation Red Wings.

Under heavy enemy fire, Murphy exposed himself so that he could call for help from an elevated position. His last words ever were "Thank you."

He earned the Medal of Honor. Image
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Today is #MemorialDay. While it has become a day for BBQ's, beaches and sales, please remember the real reason for this day, and why so many have off work to observe it.
Interestingly, no one agrees where Memorial Day started. Numerous places claim it, which only proves how important we as a nation agree it is to remember our fallen.

At any rate, the name Memorial Day wasn't official until 1967, some 100+ years after the first observances.

This is also not Veterans Day. While we'd argue any day is a good one to thank a Veteran for their service, and ask how they are, today is dedicated to those we've lost.

It's not a "Happy" day, either.

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Memorial Day is to remember those who died for our country.
But today, I think of a friend who continues to risk his life in our military. His 3 kids and his wife. The work he's doing.
Our friend flies big planes.
He evacuated thousands from Kabul. He flew into the madness and got people out.
I took his wife out to lunch while he was there. Sat with her. Worried with her. Felt it.
The war in Ukraine has made me feel so helpless.
Our friend flew and left weaponry to arm the Ukrainians.
He's a helper.
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Since 2018, more American children have been murdered in school shootings than American service members have been KIA. #MemorialDay
This includes 2020 when kids weren’t even in school.
Every year, more than twice as many Americans die by gun violence than American service members died in Iraq and Afghanistan combined. Again: That’s every year in America versus two wars that last a total of 30 years.

And no, that statistic doesn’t include gun-related suicide.
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On this #MemorialDayWeekend, at the end of another painfully long week, here’s my 78th #ScholarSunday thread of great public scholarly writing & work, podcast eps, new & forthcoming books from the week. Add more below & solidarity! #twitterstorians
Gonna start with the best thread I read this week on guns in America, @UnlawfulEntries on lessons from her “Guns, Money, & Politics” class:

As we mourn with Uvalde, also an important moment to remember the town’s inspiring activist histories (h/t @CarisAdel):…
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20 years ago, it was around 6 months that I had been in the US for the first time. My morning commute then was taking an @NJTRANSIT train from #Metropark to #NewarkPenn and then the @PATHTrain to #JournalSquare crossing over to another train to finally reach #Newport by 9 AM
On #LabourDay that year I had made my first online purchase - a @KonicaMinoltaUS camera on @eBay. How much I rue not having bought it before the #MemorialDay would come later. From the office on the 22nd floor of the #NewportTower, the #NewYorkSkyline was always breathtaking
On the #MemorialDay weekend that year, some of us friends, all in the US for the first time, went all across #Manhattan. From #TimesSquare to #NYSE and then to the twin towers of the #WorldTradeCenter all without a camera alongwith me. Always thought there will be a next time
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The Decoration Day series continues with Frederick Douglass' amazing & crucial 1871 speech at Arlington National Cemetery! #decorationday #MemorialDay #twitterstorians…
As much as the overt, neo-Confederate Lost Cause narrative and all that came with it became dominant in the post-Civil War US, I would say that another white-centered narrative was & remains just as destructive: that the Civil War was a terrible tragedy.…
That tragedy frame relies on another narrative with which I grew up: recognizing the courage & sacrifice of soldiers on both sides, even if we acknowledge the war's true cause. Douglass takes that on directly in the conclusion of his stunning speech:
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"They gave up everything for our country, for us.

And all we can do is remember."

—President Ronald Reagan, in a speech he gave at Arlington National Cemetery on November 11, 1985...

#WeRemember #MemorialDay #USA 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 ImageImage
"It is, in a way, an odd thing to honor those who died in defense of our country, in defense of us, in wars far away. The imagination plays a trick. We see these soldiers in our mind as old and wise. We see them as something like the Founding Fathers, grave and gray haired..."
"But most of them were boys when they died, and they gave up two lives — the one they were living and the one they would have lived. When they died, they gave up their chance to be husbands and fathers and grandfathers. They gave up their chance to be revered old men..."
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I’ve done a lot of genealogy for my family. We have military service members over the years on both sides, but it’s my mother’s side where I have ancestors who lost sons and grandsons in war, defending the US. Here are a few whom I am thinking about today. #MemorialDay2021 1/
In the Civil War an uncle and nephew, roughly the same age, left Iowa and went off to defend the Union. They died after battles at Miliken’s Bend and Vicksburg. 2/ ImageImage
Another distant uncle had come to the US as a child from Germany, when his family fled the draft and unrest in the Rhine valley. He served in the Civil War and died following the Siege of Corinth on his 19th birthday. #MemorialDay2021 3/ Image
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After sifting through price drops and comparing them against our expert product reviews & recommendations, these are the best #MemorialDay2021 #deals on WIRED-approved gear:

If you buy something using our links, WIRED may earn a commission. 1/
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📷: @TribitOfficial 2/
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For #MemorialDay, here is short thread summarizing Biden's shameful legacy of sending soldiers to needlessly kill and be killed for US imperialism, oil, and arms profits. 1/
Biden openly admits to lying Congress and the public into supporting the illegal and disastrous invasion of Iraq. (Credit: @yo2bernie) 2/
Biden was instrumental in drumming up Democratic support for Bush's wars, even going so far as to claim he deserved the Nobel Peace Prize for starting them. 3/
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On this #MemorialDay I love to share this video.

French caretakers take the sand from Omaha Beach in Normandy and scrub them into the letters to give them the brown/gold coloring.

They do this for all 9,386 soldiers who died.

France also gave us this land as American soil.
The sound on makes this more fulfilling.
Thank you for all the likes of sharing of this video. I post this every Memorial Day and Veterans Day in not just a tip of our caps to our soldiers, but also to educate many on a little known gem and pass on kindness.

This is what my Twitter feed is all about. Peace to all.
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Each time my husband deployed, I had a plan for what I would do if he died.
I assumed someone in military dress would find me. At work? At home? Could be anywhere.
I would know when I saw them why they were there.
In Texas, I had a plan of who I would tell them to call to be with me. These people were different at work versus home.

When I moved to Ohio, I didn't know anyone. So that person became our #hapc #fellowship coordinator.
Once they got the news out, and I had calmed down, I would have to call his mom.
She mostly lived in Thailand. Her home number was best back then. I was afraid someone would answer in Thai and I wouldn't know what to do.
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This #MemorialDay as we honor our veterans, I would like to remember the appalling rates of Military Sexual Trauma (MST) that hover around 40% in our female veterans.…
Women in the military are more likely to be raped by their peers than they are to be killed in combat. They have different physical and psychiatric rehabilitation needs than men do, many of which I see on an almost daily basis as a pelvic floor specialist.
In addition to PTSD and other mental health disorders, veterans with MST are more likely have bedwetting, overactive bladder and urinary incontinence, GI disorders, and overwhelmingly, chronic pelvic and other types of pain.


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Memorial Day #MemorialDay #MemorialDay2021 nice pic of an #fda building, NRC and CIST buildings on this brisk morning.. #israel #joffe #fda #mondaythoughts #mdw #MondayMorning #bing #NeverGiveUp Israel Joffe fda
We checked out the JFK memorial, and Arlington National Cemetery... Truly an experience I won't forget

#MemorialDay2021 #MemorialDay #arlington
Passed by the White House :)

#MemorialDay2021 #israel #joffe #MondayMorning
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