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When the history of the rise and fall of @realDonaldTrump is written, #ValentinesDay 2019, House & Senate with #vetoproof majorities forced Trump to give up his wall. But for @foxandfriends @AnnCoulter @rushlimbaugh the @Trump presidency might have survived.
I can't estimate how many traditional Republicans are still Trump supporters but can say with almost certainty that a very powerful base of the GOP will not stand still for a overreaching emergency powers. Nobody, right or left, should turn a blind eye to this @POTUS overreach.
For Trump today was the first time that Congress just hammered him. Today 83 Senators voted to kill his wall. We need 67 to remove him. Building that coalition is the craziest thing Trump could do. And the right wing talk shows got him to do it. It was 100% predictable.
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Gunman kills wife at dentist's office, gets shot by bystander, police say… via @CBSNews
Every day in America men kill women they claim to love. My investigation for @damemagazine reveals how the majority of mass shootings in America are spawned by #domesticviolence.

Please read/RT.

Independent journalism is under threat.
Please consider helping @damemagazine to keep expanding reporting on gun violence against women as well as many other vital issues for women by becoming a member here:…
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Who wants to hear a little Southwest #ValentinesDay love story? 🙋

We’ll set the stage for you. The year was 2013. Tracy was flying to Vegas to surprise her dad for his birthday. It was a Tuesday.* It was cold out.*

*not verified
Anyway, as Tracy was waiting for her connecting flight in Austin, Texas, she noticed a handsome man sitting next to her in the gate area. 👀
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On this #ValentinesDay I choose to write a love letter--and a confession. The love letter is to the brave souls who, 50 years ago this June, launched the Stonewall Riots and gave birth to the modern LGBTQ rights movement. The confession? Well, read on. This isn't easy to say. /1
As a child, I always knew that I was different than the other boys. They would talk about "Monica," but I had my heart on "Bobby." I played along, but I knew that if I spoke my heart, I would be ostracized. So I remained silent. /2
After I became an actor, a few colleagues knew that I was gay, but the world at large did not. Coming out could end a career in that day. I remember watching heartthrob actor Tab Hunter be outed in the gossip rags, then dropped from studios and projects. So I remained silent. /3
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1) @RealDonaldTrump @WhiteHouse @POTUS
#QAnon post No. 2706...
#Q dropped 3 images & text aimed at personnel engaged in an overseas [surveillance?] operation. These images are from Shanghai time which is 13 hrs ahead of EST. At this time "Track 7B-DS' (7 B=targets? Deep State?)
2) The first drop was missing #Q's tripcode which set off #Anons. This 2nd drop has it added , confirming the first drop & is the reply. The clock shows. a time which is 4min prior to the drops. This is clearly #China. Seems we must have permission to be doing this op.
3) The agenda, if nothing else was to let the targets know there are being watched. If this is a continuum of the recent LA OP, there may have been another takedown. Active tracking ensues on 3 targets. These aren't #Anon image sets, so much as data sets released for one of #Q's
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Q Drops 2/14/2019
Q is showing us they are tracking someone real time in China
Close up picture Possibly #DianeFeinstein By Red Car
Hair is parted on different side

RT = Real Time
Night crawl active

@Potus @GenFlynn #QAnon #MAGA #ThursdayThoughts
Q Drops 2/14/2019
Q tracking someone real time in China
Anon put together the sequence of pictures

Sequence complete.
Target(s) known.
Track 7B-DS
Pull all views +/- [10]
Scan P-P100z
@Potus @GenFlynn #QAnon #MAGA #ThursdayThoughts
Q Drops 2/14/2019

Chongqing Clock = People’s Liberation Monument
Is the only monument to commemorate the Chinese people’s victory in the Sino-Japanese War

Anons think it maybe Mazie Keiko Hirono D-HI in #China

@Potus @GenFlynn #QAnon #MAGA #ThursdayThoughts
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Thinking of someone special this #ValentinesDay? Show your galactic love and send them one of these out of this world love grams 💞:
.@NASASun's Solar Dynamics Observatory keeps an eye on our closest star that brings energy to you and your love. Who would you say is your ray of sunshine ☀ this #ValentinesDay?…
Looking to pass a love note to someone special in your life? From three billion miles away, Pluto sent a “love note” 💌 back to Earth, via our @NASANewHorizons spacecraft. Keep the chain going & show your cosmic crush how you feel this #ValentinesDay:…
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I started my Valentine's Day by dropping 14Ibs of rose petals on my wife from a special pulley controlled mechanism above the bed. Seal's coming round later to sing Kiss From a Rose to her. Just so you all know what you're competing with. #romance
I also painted a portrait of her from memory and set it on fire, dancing passionately to the music of the flames. A dangerous dance of love. Just so you all appreciate that's the standard I'm setting. #romance #ValentinesDay
My wife just looked out of the window there to be greeted by a 21 wrestler salute. Each wrestler then presented her with a poem, written by me, and hummed softly as I recited each one to her from a podium I had secretly constructed. That's where I'm at romance wise. #romance
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“Ishtar of joy is clothed in charm; she is adorned with seductiveness, cosmetics, and appeal. She is sweet-lipped, her mouth is life; laughter blooms on her features.”

An Old Babylonian hymn to the goddess Ishtar dedicated by the king Ammi-ditana #Galentines #Valentines
A 4,000-year-old hymn to the goddess Ishtar praises her aspects as the goddess of love and her authority in the Babylonian pantheon.

“She alone controls mutual love, obedience, passion, good will...
Who can equal her greatness?
Strong, august, brilliant are her divine powers”
In Mesopotamia, the goddess Ishtar was volatile and complex. She enjoyed making love as much as she did inciting battle

King Ashurbanipal of ancient Assyria claimed her support in his royal inscriptions: “With the help of Ashur and Ishtar, I killed them. Their heads, I cut off.”
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It's #Valentine yeah?

Well, throwback to 3 years ago on my way to Rwanda when my bank @gtbank and issuing bank @UBAGroup ganged up and took my 19k.

Till today, I haven't seen it.

So I'm at the MM International airport getting my bags checked and it dawned on me I needed cash. My friend @danikpoyi and I quickly dashed to @UBAGroup atm there to withdraw. Asked friend to help.

Instead of 20k, machine dispensed only 1k.

Kinda unusual yeah?
But I was in a hurry so I won't miss flight. I just felt I would lodge case later and get it sorted out.

Well, it's 3 years now. First, there was months of back and forth to produce evidence from @UBAGroup to my bank @gtbank that indeed I got 20k.
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A brief history of the ❤️ emoji for #ValentinesDay👇
In the 3rd century, Saint Valentine of Rome was a priest ministering to Christians living under persecution.
The help he gave to those Christians made him deeply unpopular with the Roman authorities, and put his life in danger.
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On #ValentinesDay in 1990, at the request of Carl Sagan, Voyager 1 obediently turned its camera back towards Earth from the record distance of 6 billion kilometers and took 60 pictures.
This is the most distant image of our tiny world that has ever been taken.
Sagan named it as Pale Blue Dot and it inspired him to write a book titled as Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space.
I'll be sharing some excerpts from that book under this thread.
"Consider again that dot [Earth]. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions,
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It’s #ValentinesDay, which means there’s a lot of talk about oxytocin—the so-called “love hormone” ❤️ But despite the appeal of this label it’s a little misleading.

So let me walk you through this hormone’s history & why the actual role of oxytocin is MUCH more interesting...
Oxytocin-like hormones are ~600 million years old, which is a LONG time before there was any evidence of “love”, or couple bonding. The sea sponge, considered the most ancient animal species, has no oxytocin-like signaling, suggesting it emerged in more modern species
The sea squirt, which is OLD but not as old as sea sponges, uses oxytocin-like signaling, but what’s its purpose if there’s there’s no sea squirt couple bonding?

Well, it turns out oxytocin-like signaling regulates tissue contraction for salt regulation
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Trump calls on Dem Ilhan Omar to resign from Congress over Israel comments

☑️They want you DIVIDED
@Potus @GenFlyn #QAnon #TuesdayThoughts
Four in five Vatican priests are gay, book claims #Vatican
What are the odds
Logical thinking
@Potus @GenFlyn #QAnon #TuesdayThoughts
Influx of new detainees expected, a lot more guards needed #Gitmo

☑️Additional facilities
☑️Building to house a US War Tribunal court
☑️One structure, set to house an estimated 848 guards

Nothing being done? DS #GitmoBound
@Potus @GenFlyn #QAnon #MAGA
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My book "Ask An Ocean Explorer"(*) is out in 30 days (on 21 Feb).

So for the next 30 days, I'll be sharing some of the wonders & history of exploring the deep here, in #30daysofdeep

(*<cough>available for pre-order, e.g.…; also for Kindle, & audio book)
On this day, 59 years ago, two people reached the ocean's deepest point for the first time.

Here's a wonderful account by one of them, Don Walsh, in his own words:…

And here's some archive newsreel footage:

#30daysofdeep 1/30
#30daysofdeep 2/30

Here's Gorringe Bank, a twin-peaked seamount near Portugal that rises from ~5 km deep to ~50 m deep, taller than Mont Blanc in the Alps. Home to >800 species, from deep-sea glass sponges to kelp.

Discovered by USS Gettysburg in 1875 under Capt Henry Gorringe.
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After a jam-packed 2 days at #SciOut18🌪(thx @ASBMB & @rockedu_!) it was time to reflect! 🤔 Reflection is so important, but it can be hard to find ⏰ to really just think! 💭 Some of my thoughts 👉
#365DaysOfScience #biochemistry #scicomm #sciout #science person looking thoughtful in front of mirrornotebook pagenotebook pagenotebook page
What’s inside? 🧐 It’s FORMAMIDE! 🤗 Formally removing RNA’s form with formamide! 🤓 FORMAMIDE in loading buffer breaks up & replaces the bonds between bases holding RNA's shape together 👇
#365DaysOfScience #biochemistry #scicomm #lifeinthelab #science person looking through safety goggles with formamide drawn on themformamide RNA denaturant explanation
Bring on the heat! 🔥 To help denaturants get to the huddling hydrophobic bases, we add heat ♨️ 👉 gives molecules more energy so they can “pull apart” more easily ⏩ easier access 👍 More 👇
#365DaysOfScience #biochemistry #scicomm #lifeinthelab #science person putting tube in heating block
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Roses are red
(It's the simplest thing.)
A poet's a singer,
Who cannot sing.

Roses are Roses
It's quite a priori.
Violets however,
Are another story.

Daisies are white
Selas are red
Neither will get Denna
Into your bed.
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Long before current traditions of #ValentinesDay sprang forth, spymasters worldwide have used the amorous arts to obtain secrets from their enemies. Known as “honey traps” or “honeypots,” rivals ensnared their adversaries in a game of love, lure, & lies.
One of the best known seductresses was Mata Hari, a Dutch exotic dancer convicted of spying for the Germans during WWI. She was accused of being a double agent & obtaining intel by seducing prominent French politicians & officers. She was tried, convicted & executed in 1917.
While most think of female temptresses when they hear the term "honey trap," men too have been used as honey traps to steal secrets. For example, in West Germany during the height of the Cold War.
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#ValentinesDay It's time to share your #WednesdayWisdom tag a friend and let's go. #AdultsOnly #toughlove advice needed #SBCCHAT
Q1. Boyfriend left me because he says I gave him gonorrhea. BUT according to WebMD, I have chlamydia. So, obviously he's lying on me--and just wants to break up. How to confront him about this? What to do now? #SBCCHAT
Q2. Husband strayed last year, but we were able to get over it. Since then, I've been obsessed w/ WHY he cheated. He says she did things I wouldn't. I asked him to teach ME what he likes. HIM: WHY teach an old dog new tricks when some women do it naturally?" Advice. #SBCCHAT
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It’s Valentines Day and it’s Wednesday which is an interesting confluence that means its time for a #SixWivesNoHenry #ValentinesDay special edition! Because where more romantic than feminist Tudor history...?
So I dug around a bit to try and find a story that doesn’t end with beheading or adultery and found the perfect Valentines story: Mary Tudor Won’t Stop Til She Gets Her Man.
So! The Mary in question is Henry VIII’s baby sister, who was a cool and fun and smart sort of person whose life suddenly changed when her brother/King decided she had to marry the French King. Mary was 19, the king was 52.
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Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Wait, no they're not,
(What the hell's wrong with you?)
Roses are red,
Violets are violet,
Either is a better
love tale than twilit.
Roses are red,
Violets are blue
Lilies are white
Dandelions are yellow
Carnations are pink
Marigolds are orange
Delphiniums are kinda purpleish…
Where was I going with this again?
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It's been awhile since I dropped a thread o' #Mars, so let's try something different today...
1. The hues of #Mars' surface are generally thanks to dust cover—or (relative) lack thereof. Lighter areas = dusty, darker = less dusty.
Oh wow, y'all act fast—I will try to keep up! 😝
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