I am a big, big Discworld fan. Terry Pratchett is something of an idol to me, and so is his creation Lord Vetinari, Patrician of Ankh-Morpork and the best written Machiavellian but benevolent dictator.
Going Postal: USPS Stocks Up On Guns and Ammo: “It Doesn’t Make a Whole Lot of Sense” Mac Slavo Why are federal agencies stocking up on ammo and firearms. Alan Gottlieb, chairman Right to Keep and Bear Arms calls 'highly unusual'?
Killer: August 1986 – It was on this day that a U. Postal worker named Patrick Sherrill wounded 6 and killed 14 of his fellow employees. He died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Thanks to "Crazy Pat", we now have the expression "going postal".