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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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G’day from Happy Larryville, GN!

Mac and Elena are in our thoughts.

We’re headed out to the Ancestral Compound for another go at Teh Shed of Potential Great Bodily Harm.

BBL (hopefully). 😉

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
7 years ago

Good morning, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning Fatwa!
Continued prayers for Little Mouse (and Mac) for a successful surgery, safe journey, little pain, and a quick recovery.

Have fun at the book records burning, Fatwa!

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
7 years ago
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Thank you for the update, Mac. I hope Elena is able to rest comfortably.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Hai, Paddy and Mac!

Just got home a few minutes ago.

Cheers for the update, Mac; may Elena’s recovery go as swiftly and smoothly as possible…or better. 😉

Got a bunch of emails to return, more about today’s adventure later.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Snark-by:

Joey Choo-Choo ought to be our chief negotiator with ISIS…’cause they know there’s no point in beheading him.

*Ba dum bum!*

Too tired to file a report re Ancestral Compound activities tonight; will do so tomorrow.

Hope everyone has a fine rest of the night.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
7 years ago

Thanks for the update, Mac. Wishing Elena a speedy recovery and rest for both of you.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
7 years ago

It’s nice to see that mainstream media is finally taking notice of some of the atrocities occurring right across our border:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/federal-police-mexico-city-attacks-26008738

On the day 43 students disappeared in this southern Mexican town, the mayor’s wife was giving a speech to local dignitaries on family social services.

In another town, it could have been a normal scene. But tough-looking civilians guarded Maria de los Angeles Pineda Villa, a woman with alleged family ties to organized crime. A police force that state and federal officials accuse of being infiltrated by drug gangs patrolled the streets.

Into this combustible mix came the students from a radical rural teacher’s college that had defied drug cartel extortion in the past. Well-known for blocking highways and other protests, they arrived with plans to solicit donations from passers-by.

Many never made it back home after the Sept. 26 police attack that killed six and injured at least 25. Officials are conducting DNA tests to determine if some of the students are among 28 charred bodies found last weekend in freshly covered mass graves.

Iguala Mayor Jose Luis Abarca is now a fugitive, and state officials have arrested 22 city officers. His wife’s whereabouts are unknown. The possible massacre has focused attention on the extent to which local police forces such as Iguala’s are permeated by organized crime.