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(well,) imagine that!

An expression of surprise, astonishment, or disbelief, especially regarding some recent revelation. Bob: "You know, if you run your washing machine at night you can save a lot of money on your electric bill." John: "Well, imagine that! I've never heard of such a thing!" Four hundred people came to see our concert tonight? Imagine that!
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Imagine that he is told that the oligarch is a major threat to national security and needs to be eliminated without delay.
Imagine that he is told by his military chiefs that because the threat is imminent the only viable option is a drone strike.
Imagine that Putin approves the operation when he is told by his legal experts that the drone attack would be legal because of the threat to national security.
Imagine that Putin gives the order to go ahead and that the attack kills the oligarch and his Russian wife on their way by car to their country retreat in Surrey.
Imagine that his group's uber-intellectual, Fahmy Howeidy, shortly after also leaves because he had another important meeting to attend, and that this group of clowns come with a solution after midnight that isn't a solution, drafted by ex-presidential candidate Selim Al-wa, who wrote the Sudanese constitution that eventually led to Sudan getting divided into two countries.
Imagine that the next day, you are no longer greeted with the president's face, but with those of the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, and his second man Khairat El-Shater, who both hold press conferences defending the president in hiding, while the army builds walls around the Presidential Palace.
Imagine that this group has its people, for two weeks, wondering openly on TV talk shows about why the people, after a revolution, cannot tolerate having a temporary dictatorship for a few months, since they endured it under Mubarak for 30 years.
Imagine that this group is still pushing for a referendum over a constitutional draft that is created by an illegal Constituent Assembly that a third of its members withdrew, while an entire country goes in flames over it, with hundreds of thousands of Egyptians in the governorates are protesting and clashing with this group's supporters.
Imagine that you have no need to prove anything or to impress anyone.
Imagine that you have broken free of every limitation, and that whatever you choose to accomplish, you're able to accomplish.
Imagine that you could wake up each morning and spend the day doing the things that are the most meaningful and fulfilling to you.
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