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Might be old, but one of the funniest video's I have ever seen, Youtube link at the end:

Never fuck with an angry American......

52 year old welder Marvin Heemeyer lived in Grunbee Colorado fixing vehicle mufflers. His small repair shop was located near a concrete factory called Mountain Park. To Marvin and his neigbors' horrors, the owners of Mountain Park decided to expand the factory, forcing the people living near-by to sell their land to Mountain Park.

Sooner or later the factory's neigbhors gave up, except for Marvin. Having tried every way possible, the owners of the factory failed to acquire his land. However all the surrounding land was now owned by the factory, which resulted in Marvin's shop getting cut off from the rest of the world.

Marvin tried everything in his powers to restore justice. Obsiously, the city council and other politicians of the state were on the factory owners' evil capitalist side.

It's not suprising that Marvin lost the case to the owners, in court. After that Marvin was also given a $2500 fine for not having a connected sewer line. When paying the fine, Marvin attached a note to the check and ticket that read "Cowards".

He was just one of those who would not give up.

On the 4th of June, 2004 during a rainy day Marvin rolled out into town on a bulldozer reinforced with metal sheets. He started with the concrete factory, destroying building after building, until the factory was demolished. Then it was the city council's turn followed by the town hall, then the bank, the public library, the fire station, a warehouse, the local paper and other buildings belonging to the mayor.

Having tried to stop Heemeyer, the police finally understood that Marvin's bulldozer was unstoppable. More than 200 bullets were fired at the vehicle, causing no harm at all. The police force then decided to battle the titan with hand grenades. Once again their efforts were useless. Later a vehicle rigged with explosives was put in Marvin's path to destruction, it also had little luck in stopping him.

Marvin returned fire using two semi-automatic .23 caliber rifles and a single .50 caliber semi-automatic rifle through specially designed holes in the vehicle's front, left and right sides.

All the police were able to do, was evacuate 1500 inhabitants (the town's population was 2200) and block all the roads, including a federal highway that lead to the town.

Marvin's war ended at 4:23 PM.

Having just finished destroying the Gambles Mall, the bulldozer suddenly stopped. The only thing that could be heard comming form Marvins death machine was smoke out of a damaged radiator.

At first the police officers were too afraid to approach the thing. Trying to get Marvin out of his fortress, they had to make a hole in the armor. When they finally got through, Marvin was allready dead. He wasn't going to get into the enemy's hands alive.

Despite the great damage to property (13 buildings were destroyed, most requiring hundreds of thousands of dollars to be replaced), no one besides Heemeyer was injured; observers noted that Heemeyer appeared to go out of his way to avoid injury to bystanders.

The governor said that the city looked as if a tornado had just gone through.

Later an investigation was carried out. It was discovered that Marvin's creation was so strong that even a powerful artillery blow would only cause minor damage. The bulldozer was totally covered in sheet metal, with each piece being at least half an inch thick. In places, the vehicle's armor was over one foot thick, consisting of concrete sandwiched between sheets of steel to make ad-hoc composite armor.

To fit the bulldozer with this shell, Marvin had to use a self-made crane. "Lowering the protective armor onto the vehicle, Marvin knew he wouldn't be able to get out"- said police officials.

Although Marvin packed the interior with supplies such as water, food, ammo and a gasmask. To control the killdozer, Marvin used 3 monitors and a couple of video cameras. In an event of the cameras being blinded by dust, they were fitted with air compressors.

It took Marvin 2 months to design the Killdozer, and according to sources, 1.5 years to build it.

"He was a fine lad", - said the people that were close to Marvin. "They shouldn't have made him angry". "If he was your friend, he was your best friend. And if he was your enemy, well he was your worst and most dangerous enemy." - said Marvins friends.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgGXnifjQ0A&mode=related&search=

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It's a sad story and a shameful one, but as soon as you involve guns, any civilised debate - on either side - is lost.

It's a disgrace that the man was driven to these lengths.

For shame.

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Yea, all my heroes are all totally stubborn loner assholes who spend 20 months living a solitary life building something that ensures they can cause as much damage to a towns infrastructure as they can too.

Exactly what I was thinking. The guy sounds like a total wanker. It's one thing to fight for what you believe in but come on.

Sounds pretty improbable though, you'd think in America the military would have got invoved if some guy was basically driving a tank through the centre of a town. Did it actually happen?

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Sounds pretty improbable though, you'd think in America the military would have got invoved if some guy was basically driving a tank through the centre of a town. Did it actually happen?
It was in a small town, so the military were probabaly miles away. and the guys rampage only lasted about an hour and a half.

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It's a pretty extreme way to go about fighting back, but it looks like it was pretty much the last resort for a guy forced out of his home against his will - to die for it makes a pretty big statement of what he thought about their actions. One person refusing to just roll over and let them brush him out of the way to better their corporate aims

As for getting in the military - the bulldozer was plated with 1/2 inch metal plate minimum, at points up to a foot thick sandwich of concrete and metal - thats takes some force to get through, apparently able to withstand an artillery blast. the guy really knew what he was doing in planning this out

I can't say I really condone it, but the guy made a big point to the government/corporation forcing him out, and took care to make sure no person was harmed in his mission, which does say something about him and what he was doing

David

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I like it. Don't tell me you've never felt like bulldozing civic ammenities as a petty act of revenge.

What's the song on the video, I recognise it?

Thinking and doing...different things. If I did half the think I felt like doing there's a good chance half the population of Aberdeen would have been slaughtered a few years ago.

Actually, it's only 1pm and it's been a shitty day already. I'm starting to see the guys point.

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When the govenrment can hand over your land free of charge to a company there is something seriously wrong

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Yea, all my heroes are all totally stubborn loner assholes who spend 20 months living a solitary life building something that ensures they can cause as much damage to a towns infrastructure as they can too.

Cool. I bet they dont build a Killdozer though!

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