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A Tweet Or Two

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On Thursday, President Obama created the world’s largest ocean reserve. The new reserve, an enlargement of the existing Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, nearly quadruples the total amount of US ocean territory that’s protected from commercial fishing, oil drilling, and other activities. Previously, the monument — a cluster of reserves surrounding seven uninhabited islands south and west of Hawaii — covered about 86,888 square miles. The new monument will cover nearly 490,000 square miles in total, with the gains coming from extending the borders to 200 miles off the coasts of Wake Island, Jarvis Island, and Johnston Atoll. This is as far as the US government is permitted to protect, according to international law.

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109 Responses to “A Tweet Or Two”


  1. 14 Judith Fardig
    September 27, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    GGail – yippee!!

  2. 16 GGail
    September 27, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    Oh those God tweets! Ha!!!

  3. September 27, 2014 at 3:31 pm

  4. 26 jacquelineoboomer
    September 27, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Eric Holder’s image comes in handy.

  5. 29 hopefruit2
    September 27, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    Proud grandparents for sure – congrats. 🙂

  6. 35 jacquelineoboomer
    September 27, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    Sweet, sweet baby.

    Nothing to do with the sweet, sweet baby, but oh look – HRC’s a grandmother, according to Bill. No word yet what he’ll be known as, there in eternal youthville, where he apparently lives. /snark

  7. 53 carolyn
    September 27, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    They have no idea yet, the joy she will bring! We were older grandparents too, when our first one was born. It just totally knocks you off your pins, as you thought this wonder could never happen to you. I am extremely happy for them……and for Chelsea and Marc.

    • 54 jackiegrumbacher
      September 27, 2014 at 5:28 pm

      Carolyn, I know exactly what you mean. You just can’t absorb enough of a new grandbaby. They truly little miracles.

  8. 55 jacquelineoboomer
    September 27, 2014 at 4:40 pm

  9. 59 Nena20409
    September 27, 2014 at 4:54 pm
  10. 61 hopefruit2
    September 27, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    At my age, I really should have no business on Tumblr “shipping” characters. But I am…. Yet another vice acquired in the past year.

  11. 95 Nena20409
    September 27, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    Mom, Dad and Baby, Charlotte 😉

  12. 97 Nena20409
    September 27, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    So ABC News Live streamed the Wedding from outside? Wow!

  13. 98 Nena20409
    September 27, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    Seriously?
    That 4 yrs old Cutie’s Smart Grown up comments about Equality was stolen and then posted on line? That is Not cool.

  14. 99 Nena20409
    September 27, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    He had a Tractor farm accident 4 days ago. Today, at 73, he has passed on. RIP

  15. 103 hopefruit2
    September 27, 2014 at 5:29 pm

  16. 104 Nena20409
    September 27, 2014 at 5:31 pm

  17. September 27, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    Great, now Chips will do a post about various TOD ‘ships.

  18. 107 Judith Fardig
    September 27, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    Let’s not turn TOD into The Shipping News.


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