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  •  I live at the base (9+ / 0-)

    of and regularly hike upon an ancient caldera....in New Hampshire.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/...
    The Ossipee Mountains are the remains of an ancient volcanic ring dike.[1] The Ossipee ring-dike complex of central New Hampshire is a visible remnant of a Cretaceous stratovolcano, ca. 125 Ma, a member of the later White Mountain igneous province. The complex is circular in plain view and has a diameter of 14 km.[2] The ring-dike complex is easy to identify within web-browsed satellite images, the southeast edge located about 8 km northwest of the village of Ossipee.

    Stratovolcanos of note- Pinatubo, Vesuvius and Fuji.

    •  A geologist parked in front of my house told me he (7+ / 0-)

      was taking samples from a large rock behind my nextdoor neighbor's home.  He told me that it was made of volcanic rock, the same as the Great Blue Hill, which is what WGBH Boston stands for, WGreatBlueHill, where their broadcast antenna was mounted.

      Mr. Jindal is a poster boy for better science education in America.

      The more the Republicans make gaffes like this, the better, as far as I'm concerned.  Maybe, if everyone realizes what buffoons they are, we will finally end their wars based on lies and stop polluting the world.

      Information is the currency of democracy. ~Thomas Jefferson

      by CIndyCasella on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 08:20:55 AM PST

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