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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Happy Disheveled Primate Thursday, GN!

(Dang it…I thought I’d disabled that webcam.)

I got nothin’ else; BBL.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
2 years ago

Good morning and happy Thursday, GN!

Happily, my eye is improving -- I’ve slept two nights now without being woken and my vision, though blurry, is good enough to get things done. The blurriness should disappear in 2-4 weeks or so they say.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Hi, Sven!

Glad to read your eye’s getting better; cheers for checking-in.

And heal quickly. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Just saw that today is the 15th anniversary of Marvin Heemeyer’s “Killdozer” attack in Granby, Colorado:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvin_Heemeyer

Didn’t know this part:

Then-governor Bill Owens allegedly considered authorizing the National Guard to use either an Apache attack helicopter equipped with a Hellfire missile or a two-man fire team equipped with a Javelin anti-tank missile to destroy the bulldozer, only to deem the option unnecessary due to Heemeyer getting stuck in the Gambles hardware store. As late as 2011, Governor Owens’s staff still vehemently denied considering such a course of action, but since then members of the State Patrol revealed that, to the contrary, the governor did consider authorizing an attack but ultimately decided against it due to the potential for collateral damage of a missile strike in the heart of Granby being significantly higher than what Heemeyer could have caused with his bulldozer.

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Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
2 years ago

Huh. I don’t know why, but I don’t remember this at all. It did remind me of this though:

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Excellent Tweet-storm by Claire Berlinski:

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
2 years ago

Great thread! The comments are interesting, too, for the viewpoints they reveal.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
2 years ago

Sure Happy It’s Thursday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, and Sven!

Sven -- that’s great news regarding your eye! Continued prayers for continued healing.

Fatwa -- I’d forgotten about killdozer. A sniper with a Barrett .50 could have taken him out, with less potential for collateral damage. No need to go hellfire on him.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
2 years ago

Thanks for the prayers, Paddy.