r.i.p. senator

who the @#$! burns down a 3,500 year old tree? wtf is wrong with you?! there’d better be something wrong with you, retard, otherwise there’s no excuse. =/

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  1. Oh no! People like that should be executed on the spot!

    By the way, check out this one: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Tjikko
    It’s in Sweden, but only a few kilometres away from the Norwegian border. It’s not all too far from my family’s cabin, and I am planning a little trip to see this tree when spring comes.

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  2. @crassus – “Oh no! People like that should be executed on the spot!”

    @olave – “Oh heavens. Goodbye, dear tree.”

    yes. some days i prefer trees to people. today was one of those days. (all of you guys excepted, though, of course! (^_^) )

    @crassus – “Old Tjikko”

    cool!! take some pics and stick ’em up on flickr or somewhere! (^_^)

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  3. The local news indicates that the cause is unknown and might have been natural.

    However, the facts should not be allowed to interfere with a good lynch party. Let’s get some rope!

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  4. @bob – “However, the facts should not be allowed to interfere with a good lynch party. Let’s get some rope!”

    heh! (^_^) yes, gosh-d*rnit! i’m still annoyed and somebody oughta pay! (~_^)

    @bob – “The local news indicates that the cause is unknown and might have been natural.”

    @olave – “I read about the cause of the fire probably being natural.”

    some are saying that the arson call is a cover-up. (~_^) more seriously, the firefighters on the scene say they think it was arson. =/

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  5. @crassus – “And I’ll be wearing my horned helmet!”

    (^_^) (^_^) (^_^)

    well, of course! those are just standard-issue headgear worn by all norwegians in a daily basis i imagine, right? like baseball caps in america. (^_^)

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  6. @dave – “A crazy lunatic chopped it down for some crazy reason.”

    sure sounds like a crazy lunatic. =/

    at least there’s a sorta happy ending!:

    “However, in 1977, a group of botanists from the University of British Columbia (UBC) had visited Haida Gwaii in order to take cuttings.[1] These cuttings were grafted onto an ordinary sitka spruce, resulting in golden saplings. The trees were grown in the UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research.

    “Upon hearing of the tree’s destruction, the arboretum offered one of the young trees to replace the fallen tree. Upon being accepted, the young tree was planted near where the tree had stood. In addition, attempts were made to propagate approximately 80 parts of the felled tree.”

    (^_^)

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