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Friday, July 8, 2016

Damn Squirrels!

Dear Readers:

Your ever curious reporter just read something that makes me surprised we ever accomplish anything at all!

Doesn't matter where you are, what you're doing, why you're doing it, or how you're doing it, there is always someone who just don't want ya to do it!

One of the best examples of this is an article I read today about some tree huggers that almost put a halt to some great scientific discoveries for a completely idiotic reason.

Read on:

Large Binocular Telescope, first light in October 2005

Organization: U.S., Japan and Germany collaboration

Location: Mount Graham, southeastern Arizona

Claim to Fame: The Large Binocular Telescope. The LBT's two 8.4-meter (about 28-ft) spans work together to provide as much resolution as would be derived from a single 11.8-meter mirror ....., and are 10 times more powerful than Hubble's.

Fun Fact: This lonely mountaintop is a great place for undisturbed viewing, but the observatory's location has proven problematic for other reasons.

Environmentalists wanted the project STOPPED to protect the peak's native red squirrels.