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Bob Libra
Worked at Iowa Geological Survey
Attended Indiana University
Lives in Iowa City, IA
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This afternoon in the foggy January cornfields of Iowa, peeps get on the buses to DC for Saturday. #womensmarch  
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"There is no music in this man."
There is an abyss between the man about to assume power and the best shared traditions of the country he represents.
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The arts - books, music, plays, dance, poetry, cinema - have always been about the world around the audience. It's been the case throughout human history. They celebrate the triumphs and expose the failures. The most accomplished film presence of our time made a thoughtful, powerful statement. To those who object to it, just read it. And then tell me why you object. #streep   #trump  
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Oh mama mia, mama mia, mama mia let me go ~ Masterful!
Bohemian Rhapsody Will Never Be Heard The Sam Way, Again... If you were to make a list of rock songs that should be given a 5-Star rating, there are many songs that should be included. Stairway To Heaven, Hotel California, Thunderstruck, Dream On, Welcome To The Jungle, and many others. But there i
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wow! that was pretty amazing!
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This has an interesting bar graph of the % popular vote margin of all Presidential elections since about 1820. Trump received the 3rd lowest percentage of anyone ever who became President, and the lowest for 150 years.
I don't agree with CNN using the term 'swamps", but in a divided country, it was a clear margin. Almost as much as Bush II the time he won the popular vote.
The final count (certified independently by each state):
Clinton - 65,844,954 - 48.2%
Trump - 62,979,879 - 46.1% #trump  
More Americans voted for Hillary Clinton than any other losing presidential candidate in US history.
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I guess I still don't understand why folks are obsessed with this. It is irrelevant to the matter, and the news media continually discussing it as if it were, only serves to undermine the incoming administration.
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My Father-in-Law was a career FBI agent. When JFK was shot, he (and many others) spent a long long time in Dallas. This is a letter my wife, age 9 or so at the time, sent him just after Xmas. He was home for 24 hrs and then back to Dallas. And yes the letter got to him.
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Comovente...
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Grizzlies. You can't make this shit up. And for real, there is no clue about education, or much else, in the new swamp. #BetsyDeVos  
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Somewhere, Poe is still Raven' on, methinks ~
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I put this on my FB page and an old friend added this from a NYT birthday piece on Poe:

We had heard that when Poe lived in a cottage, which still stands, in the Bronx, he visited the Jesuits at a nearby college, now part of Fordham University. He was fond of the order, he told an acquaintance, because they “smoked, drank and played cards like gentlemen, and never said a word about religion.”
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Paraskevidekatriaphobics - prepare!
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Oh my, oh my.
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Random Geology photo. I was in cloudy foggy Portland OR for a week-long meeting about 5 yrs ago in December. The sky cleared the morning I left, and Mount Hood made a grand appearance.
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Tuhea...fotografia...geologias.me...sunefia...ke...omihi!!!
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In the year ahead, I wish us all humility and wisdom. Wisdom can only start with humility, knowing that we have to check things six tims over because we can be wrong in our conclusions. We will need both humility and wisdom in the years ahead if we are to survive the storms.
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I always did hate to proofread.
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Ho Ho Whoa. St. Nicholas delivering a Xmas basket on horse back. An engraving from ~ 1850. #santa  
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Introduction
Looking for Crimes at the Scene of the Clue. Most peeps have that backwards.

During the day I coordinate the earth, water and mapping science of the Iowa Geological and Water Survey. During the night I explore and conjure as I please.
Bragging rights
Bragging is for other people to do about you. However, I can play a mean version of the drum solo from In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida on my face.
Education
  • Indiana University
    Geology
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Male
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Occupation
Mixing Rocks and Water
Employment
  • Iowa Geological Survey
    State Geologist of Iowa
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Currently
Iowa City, IA
Previously
Sandstone, MN - Superior, WI - Minneapolis, MN - Willmar, MN - Grand Forks, ND - Bloomington, IN - Laramie, WY
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