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Astrophysicist, paleontologist, geologist, speaker, playwright, engineer, artist, outspoken liberal, grandfather & graffiti fan & Waffle House. #Fam46 #Resist
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11 Apr
Anomolacarids ... the apex predator of the Cambrian oceans (550 million years ago). Occasionally, you will find a trilobite fossil with a bite taken out of it ... small enough that it survived a bit longer.

Treasure those fossils.

There are many anomolacarids, this is a couple of them.

Anomolacarid fossils are so breathtakingly rare, even a large museum may only have a small piece of this predator arthropod.

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10 Jan
Where are we?

1. Trump is impeached.

2. He just announced that he can do ANYTHING he wants without consulting Congress. He can ignore a subpoena and any US laws.

3. He just said he can commit troops to any assassination or act of war WITHOUT consulting or notifying Congress.
Where are we? <continued>

4. Trump is quietly gutting tax law while Americans are distracted, simultaneously bankrupting the country and setting up the #oligarchy !

5. Trump is creating one of the largest deficits and adding many trillions of dollars to the national debt.
Where are we? <continued>

6. Trump's war on science continues (more ignorance) ... especially attacks on #ClimateAction attempts, almost as if he's trying to accelerate #GlobalWarming !

7. Trump lies about protecting the environment, simultaneously removing all protection.
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23 Sep 19
1. When the polar ice is melted, Florida will be erased.

But we could see a 10 meter rise in a century with the help of anti-science #Trump & his #ClimateDenial Republicans pushing a high carbon & methane agenda. What would that look like?

2. When the polar ice is melted, Florida will be erased.

But this is #Florida with only a 10 meter rise in sea level. Be sure to thank the Republicans.

3. When the polar ice is melted, Florida will be erased, but this a Florida our grandkids could see.

People in the Keys are already packing their bags. I have just enough time to go see them while we still have them. #RoadTrip

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1 Aug 19
"I was called un-patriotic, un-American & essentially treasonous."
- Mitch McConnell

1. Refusing to protect America from assault, is un-patriotic.

2. Lack of support for fair elections, is un-American!

3. Supporting the Russian GRU, is treasonous.

Just waiting to hear how much money it took for #MoscowMitch to sell out the country of his birth.

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26 Jun 19
Top political recipients of cash from the for-profit prison industry ... who's making $$$ from putting babies in cages?

- Henry Cuellar: $146,740
- Bob Corker: $101,858
- Marsha Blackburn: $101,250
- Marco Rubio: $92,050
- Charlie Crist: $86,450
- Mitch McConnell: $84,900
Huge corporations making millions in profit per day off of the cruelty in Trump's immigration policy.

Lots of money for political bribes and other #TrumpCorruption funding.

#WhereAreTheGirls ?

For your researching pleasure.
Even if the Republicans in charge of this mass incarceration scam are NOT engaged in #ChildTrafficking ... the obscene profits and corruption must be criminal and indictable.
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5 Apr 19
Loading the bus for my annual three day paleontological field trip with the kids. Some rain forecasted. Wish me luck.

Back in time across #Texas ... almost 35 years doing this.

Heading out to the first stop, the Eocene on the Brazos River.
We survived the Eocene ... kids got lots of fossils. The bus is now heading back in time to the Cretaceous (120 million years ago). First a fossil oyster reef, then a pit with lots of echinoids. Dispite weather reports full of dread, we're in the sweet spot.
Collecting in the Eocene this morning at the famous Stone City bluff on the Brazos River. Lots of fossils and no mud.
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17 Jan 19
"Unfortunately, Trump didn't reach the level of Abraham Lincoln & didn't drive the US to civil war. That's sad. Hopefully, he'll become Herbert Hoover and at least drive them into a Great Depression."

- Andrey Sidorov
Head of Dept of World Politics
Moscow State University
I think #Putin was holding out hope that his Divider In Chief puppet could lead us into a Civil War. They're a bit disappointed, but now hope that the #TrumpShutdown will destroy the American economy. #Mitch seems to be giving Putin a hand.

As #Putin & #Trump stuff his treason down our throats so that no amount of cognitive dissonance will allow us to pretend that we're still a free country ...

Eventually, we must ...
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