Tuesday, 13th April 2021: North Shore Trail, Tuesday, 6th April 2021: The Window Trail, Monday, 5th April 2021: Eagle Mountain Lake Park Trail, Sunday, 4th April 2021: White Rock Lake Trail, Saturday, 3rd April 2021: Walnut Creek Trail, Friday, 2nd April 2021: Wolf Mountain Trail, Thursday, 1st April 2021: Emory Peak Trail Sunday, 28th March 2021: San Gabriel River Trail, Saturday, 27th March 2021: Chinquapin Loop Trail, Wednesday, 24th March 2021: Oak Cliff Nature Preserve Trail, Tuesday, 23rd March 2021: El Paso Tin Mines Trail, Sunday, 28th February 2021: Enchanted Rock Summit Trail, Saturday, 27th February 2021: Enchanted Rock Loop Trail, Thursday, 25th February 2021: Santa Elena Canyon Trail, Sunday, 21st February 2021: Turkey Creek Trail, Saturday, 20th February 2021: Canyon Ridge Trail, Friday, 19th February 2021: Arbor Hills Nature Preserve Trail, Thursday, 18th February 2021: Riverplace Nature Trail, Tuesday, 16th February 2021: Guadalupe Peak Texas Highpoint Trail,
Sunday, 7th February 2021: Enchanted Rock Loop Trail, Saturday, 6th February 2021: Wolf Mountain Trail, Thursday, 4th February 2021: Canyon Ridge Trail, Wednesday, 3rd February 2021: Lady Bird Lake Trail, Tuesday, 2nd February 2021: White Rock Lake Trail, Monday, 1st February 2021: Oak Cliff Nature Preserve Trail, Sunday, 31st January 2021: Knob Hill Trail, Saturday, 30th January 2021: Emory Peak Trail, Friday, 29th January 2021: Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail, Tuesday, 26th January 2021: Riverplace Nature Trail, Sunday, 24th January 2021: Chinquapin Loop Trail, Saturday, 23rd January 2021: Hillview Nature Trail Loop, Friday, 22nd January 2021: Arbor Hills Nature Preserve Trail, Thursday, 21st January 2021: The Window Trail, Wednesday, 20th January 2021: Enchanted Rock Summit Trail, Tuesday, 19th January 2021: Walnut Creek Trail, Saturday, 16th January 2021: San Gabriel River Trail, Friday, 15th January 2021: Guadalupe Peak Texas Highpoint Trail, Thursday, 14th January 2021: Santa Elena Canyon Trail, Tuesday, 12th January 2021: Lost Mine Trail, Sunday, 10th January 2021: Eagle Mountain Lake Park Trail, Saturday, 9th January 2021: Turkey Creek Trail, Thursday, 7th January 2021: The Lighthouse Trail, Wednesday, 6th January 2021: El Paso Tin Mines Trail,
Sunday, 20th December 2020: Elf (Microtia elva), Saturday, 19th December 2020: Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia), Tuesday, 8th December 2020: Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus), Monday, 7th December 2020: Tailed Cecropian (Historis acheronta), Saturday, 5th December 2020: Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele), Friday, 4th December 2020: Tiger Mimic-Queen (Lycorea cleobaea), Thursday, 3rd December 2020: Ornythion Swallowtail (Papilio ornythion), Wednesday, 2nd December 2020: Monarch (Danaus plexippus), Friday, 13th November 2020: Klug's Clearwing (Dircenna klugii), Thursday, 12th November 2020: Elada Checkerspot (Texola elada), Wednesday, 11th November 2020: Weidemeyer's Admiral (Limenitis weidemeyerii), Tuesday, 10th November 2020: Palamedes Swallowtail (Papilio palamedes), Sunday, 8th November 2020: Orange Banner (Temenis laothoe), Saturday, 7th November 2020: American Snout (Libytheana carinenta), Wednesday, 4th November 2020: 'Astyanax' Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax), Tuesday, 3rd November 2020: Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta),
Sunday, 25th October 2020: Victorine Swallowtail (Papilio victorinus), Saturday, 24th October 2020: Pavon Emperor (Doxocopa pavon), Wednesday, 14th October 2020: Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta), Tuesday, 13th October 2020: Banded Orange Heliconian (Dryadula phaetusa), Sunday, 11th October 2020: Empress Leilia (Asterocampa leilia), Saturday, 10th October 2020: Elf (Microtia elva), Friday, 9th October 2020: West Coast Lady (Vanessa annabella), Thursday, 8th October 2020: Tiger Mimic-Queen (Lycorea cleobaea), Wednesday, 7th October 2020: Mexican Silverspot (Dione moneta), Sunday,4th October 2020: Ornythion Swallowtail (Papilio ornythion), Saturday, 3rd October 2020: Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia), Friday, 2nd October 2020: Klug's Clearwing (Dircenna klugii), Wednesday, 30th September 2020: Silver Emperor (Doxocopa laure), Tuesday, 29th September 2020: Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus), Monday, 28th September 2020: Monarch (Danaus plexippus), Sunday, 27th September 2020: Palamedes Swallowtail (Papilio palamedes), Saturday, 26th September 2020: Weidemeyer's Admiral (Limenitis weidemeyerii), Thursday, 24th September 2020: 'Astyanax' Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax), Wednesday, 23rd September 2020: Orange Banner (Temenis laothoe), Tuesday, 22nd September 2020: Tailed Cecropian (Historis acheronta), Monday, 21st September 2020: Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele),
Wednesday, 16th September 2020: Pioneer Museum, Tuesday, 15th September 2020: Bullock Texas State History Museum, Monday, 14th September 2020: Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, Sunday, 13th September 2020: Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site, Saturday, 12th September 2020: East Texas Oil Museum, Friday, 11th September 2020: The Houston Museum of Natural Science, Thursday, 10th September 2020: The 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum, Wednesday, 9th September 2020: Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Tuesday, 8th September 2020: USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, Monday, 7th September 2020: Children's Museum of Houston, Sunday, 6th September 2020: National Ranching Heritage Center, Saturday, 5th September 2020: The Alamo, Friday, 4th September 2020: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Thursday, 3rd September 2020: Waco Mammoth National Monument, Wednesday, 2nd September 2020: Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum, Tuesday, 1st September 2020: The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Sunday, 2nd August 2020: LBJ Presidential Library, Saturday, 1st August 2020: George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Friday, 31st July 2020: Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, Thursday, 30th July 2020: Silent Wings Museum, Wednesday, 29th July 2020: National Museum of the Pacific War, Tuesday, 28th July 2020: Caliente Hot Glass, Monday, 27th July 2020: San Antonio Fire Museum,
Tuesday, 21st July 2020: The Museum of Western Art, Monday, 20th July 2020: Children's Museum of Houston, Sunday, 19th July 2020: East Texas Oil Museum, Saturday, 18th July 2020: Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site, Friday, 17th July 2020: Kimbell Art Museum, Tuesday, 14th July 2020: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Monday, 13th July 2020: Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Sunday, 12th July 2020: Silent Wings Museum, Saturday, 11th July 2020: Waco Mammoth National Monument, Friday, 10th July 2020: USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, Sunday, 5th July 2020: The Alamo, Saturday, 4th July 2020: Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum, Friday, 3rd July 2020: Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, Thursday, 2nd July 2020: Caliente Hot Glass, Wednesday, 1st July 2020: The 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum, Tuesday, 30th June 2020: Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, Monday, 29th June 2020: National Museum of the Pacific War, Sunday, 28th June 2020: National Ranching Heritage Center, Saturday, 27th June 2020: San Antonio Fire Museum, Friday, 26th June 2020: Pioneer Museum, Thursday, 25th June 2020: The Houston Museum of Natural Science, Wednesday, 24th June 2020: LBJ Presidential Library, Tuesday, 23rd June 2020: George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Monday, 22nd June 2020: The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Wednesday,17th June 2020: Swift Fox (Vulpes velox), Tuesday,16th June 2020: Northern Yellow Bat (Lasiurus intermedius), Monday,15th June 2020: Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus), Sunday, 14th June 2020: Gray Wolf (Canis lupus), Saturday, 13th June 2020: River Otter (Lutra canadensis), Friday, 12th June 2020: Western Mastiff Bat (Eumops perotis), Thursday, 11th June 2020: Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis), Wednesday,10th June 2020: Texas Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys elator), Tuesday,9th June 2020: Black-footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes), Monday,8th June 2020: Mountain Sheep (Ovis canadensis), Sunday, 7th June 2020: Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus), Saturday, 6th June 2020: Mountain Lion (Puma concolor), Friday, 5th June 2020: Elk (Cervus canadensis), Thursday, 4th June 2020: Bobcat (Lynx rufus), Wednesday, 3rd June 2020: Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis), Tuesday, 2nd June 2020: Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor), Monday,1st June 2020: Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii), Sunday, 31st May 2020: Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis), Saturday, 30th May 2020: Townsend's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii), Friday, 29th May 2020: Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus), Thursday, 28th May 2020: Badger (Taxidea taxus), Wednesday, 27th May 2020: Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi), Tuesday, 26th May 2020: Black Bear (Ursus americanus), Monday, 25th May 2020: Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),
Monday, 18th May 2020: Mountain Lion (Puma concolor), Sunday, 17th May 2020: Northern Yellow Bat (Lasiurus intermedius), Saturday, 16th May 2020: Texas Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys elator), Friday, 15th May 2020: Western Mastiff Bat (Eumops perotis), Thursday, 14th May 2020: Elk (Cervus canadensis), Wednesday, 13th May 2020: Black Bear (Ursus americanus), Tuesday, 12th May 2020: Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus), Monday, 11th May 2020: Seminole Bat (Lasiurus seminolus), Sunday, 10th May 2020: Swift Fox (Vulpes velox), Saturday, 9th May 2020: Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus), Friday, 8th May 2020: Badger (Taxidea taxus), Thursday, 7th May 2020: River Otter (Lutra canadensis), Wednesday, 6th May 2020: Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii), Tuesday, 5th May 2020: Bobcat (Lynx rufus), Monday, 4th May 2020: Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis), Sunday, 3rd May 2020: Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus), Saturday, 2nd May 2020: Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor), Friday, 1st May 2020: Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis), Thursday, 30th April 2020: Mountain Sheep (Ovis canadensis), Wednesday, 29th April 2020: Gray Wolf (Canis lupus), Tuesday, 28th April 2020: Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus), Monday, 27th April 2020: Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),
Japan trip has been officially canceled, not a huge surprise. We could go, but according to current rules on base would be restricted to the base for the whole 2 weeks. The first week would be only the shop and hotel.
Well, that's it for testimony. On Monday the jurors will hear closing arguments, be given the jury instructions, and the ball will be in their court.
The defense is well and truly screwed here. That "expert witness" they put on the stand who set forth his opinion carbon monoxide contributed heavily to George Floyd's demise did far more harm than good. The cross-examination of that expert was brutal. Not only was the CO theory shredded, it turned out that expert kind of cherry picked his information while making some far fetched and unsubstantiated claims about asphyxiation in general.
I don't know who dropped the ball here. Whether the defense did not fully vet that expert, the expert failed to cover all his bases, or all of the above, someone really fumbled the ball here. That expert did more damage to the defense than all the prosecution's expert witnesses combined. However it is kind of telling that was the best the defense could get while the prosecution had experts lining up to testify for free on their behalf.
Proposing those kinds of ridiculous theories opened the door for the prosecution to recall one of their expert witnesses, Dr. Martin Tobin. This man has 46 years in pulmonology and he quite literally wrote the book on it. Seriously, he did: https://www.amazon.com/Principles-Practice-Mechanical-Ventilation-2nd/dp/0071447679/
Dr. Tobin put the final nail in the coffin around the defense case. He did it with clear, concise explanations in just about 30 minutes.
Here's a little bit of reality. If anyone resists arrest with force, as George Floyd did, the odds are greater than zero that person is going to be injured, and possibly killed. Those odds go up when your health isn't all that good in the first place.
Those officers had every right to hang on to George Floyd and take him to the ground. Especially after he exited the police car. They are trained to do so. We saw pages from the MPD training manual complete with pictures.
The police officers in this case lost focus on their prisoner as people started yelling at them. In a confrontation like that the human internal time scale dilates. It is easy to not realize how much time has passed. Chances are those officers felt like they only had Floyd on the deck for a couple minutes.
But all that aside, there is a saying among law enforcement that varies from department to department. That saying is words to the effect of, "In your custody is in your care." These officers failed to notice their prisoner stopped breathing. In fact, they may have misinterpreted a brief anoxic seizure as further struggling rather than a sign Floyd's heart just stopped. They further ignored people telling them he stopped breathing and denied an off duty firefighter, who recognized what was happening, a chance to begin CPR.
Frankly, I think Chauvin is going to go down a lot harder for this than is warranted. However, no matter how hard he goes down, this city is going to burn again. No question about it. The Brooklyn Park shooting was the tipping point.
Ready, Set, Taco! Are you ready for some Saturday Breakfast, still All-Fresh, still All-New? With one Year of Saturday Breakfast In Place under our belt, it is time to kick it into creativity overdrive! Bring out the Drones! The NewTexas Happy Taco Stands, in conjunction with the NewTexas Incendiary Corporation, has approximately 1 trillion of the fastest, lightest drones you have ever seen. This fleet is specially designed to deliver tacos to every man, woman, child, whatever, in Texas, all 2,488,021,000,000 of you.
Today's special breakfast will Saturday SuperSpecial Pancake Taco Breakfast Tacos [COVID-19 Week LVI Edition]! The Head Chef is off his rocker this week with a brand new one just for you, Texas! Fresh ideas from the fresh minds at The Big Tex Happy Taco Stands of NewTexas! Have you ever noticed that a pancake looks a lot like a fat tortilla? We did and we have been up all night flipping flapjacks so we could pile on a good-sized glob of delicious Texas Grade A, farm-fresh, scrambled eggs! And we don't stop there. Do you remember our home fries? The one we make out of Yukon Gold potatoes, cubed and lightly browned in farm-fresh Texas creamery butter with just a hint of onion? Yeah, we add a scoop of those along with the eggs. To top it all off, not one, but two strips of the crispiest, most golden-brown, thin-sliced bacon you have ever seen. The certified Texas Abuelitas are really showing the love today peeps! This behemoth is all sealed up for your breakfast dining pleasure.
Today's Special Salsa is not salsa, but - Maple Syrup - yes, the good stuff, the thick, dark, Grade B stuff sent directly from our friends in Canada! Tree sap never tasted so good and neither will this taco when dipped in it! For those who want to funk it up, a sealed cup of Texas-made Longhorn Cheddar Jack cheese is also included for the cheese-lovers. The taco is hermetically sealed in a Stay-Warm® pouch that is wrapped in the same ol' aluminum foil we are all so familiar with for our breakfast taco. We are trying to keep it real, peeps. For your beverage accompaniment, a packet of Sanka, Tang and a Lipton Tea bag will be included with every delivery as well as salt and pepper and a napkin. Yes, it is different, but it works and you do not even have to leave your residence. Woo! And, watch out for the drones! Start your day off the right way; munch out and go back to sleep. You know you want to!®
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Today's Sunday Surprise Beverage is Make - Your - Own - Beverage Day! I've got lots of Large Boxes full of drink making ingredients stacked up right here and I'm going to beam them directly into the home of every Texan in Texas. Everyone will receive a Large Box and it'll materialize on the table closest to you. With all the drink ingredients in your box you can make Almond Berry Smoothies, Georgia Peach Smoothies and Creamy Banana Strawberry Split Smoothies. There's enough ingredients to make 3 glasses of each drink. You can keep the Instructional Guide CD as my gift to you:
When blending drinks in your blender always add your ice at the end so it doesn't jam up the blender. Also if you've got alcohol in your house and you desire an alcoholic drink just mix your own booze into the beverages.
And today I've included a large container filled with No-Bake Fig Newton Bites in everyone’s Box. These little snack bites are gluten-free, vegan, healthy and sure to be a tasty treat for y’all!
I hope y'all enjoy today's Sunday Surprise Snack and Beverages Texans. Yeehaw! :)
If I do not stay here, someone else would have to. Frankly I think it is important that as many people who want to watch this trial are able to see it. If enough people see it and learn the entire story, perhaps the activists and the media will not succeed in burning our cities again this spring.
There is a plan to bail us out before things get too intense. However, we'll see what happens to this plan upon first contact with the enemy.
Good for you. E-2 at last! Oooops... I meant E-5. :) Congrats.
I'm not sure what makes me more angry. The fact some a******s fired on the National Guard, or the fact service members, ordered into the area to try to keep the peace are not allowed to return fire.
Had I been in charge of the ROE, these service members would have had the option, and been encouraged to hose that vehicle down.
The idea these people have to hunker down in their Humvee and take fire without so much as yelling back at the shooters, let alone retuning fire is pure bull$#!+. If they are not allowed to defend themselves, they should not be there. ------------------------- https://www.startribune.com/minnesota-national-guard-says-members-sustained-minor-injuries-in-sunday-morning-drive-by-shooting-i/600047408/