Enviro-kook takes hostages at Discovery Channel HQ

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http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2010/09/something_bad_is_happening_at.html

Around 1 p.m. this afternoon, a lone gunman now identified as James Lee entered the lobby of Discovery Channel headquarters in Silver Springs, Maryland, outside of Washington, D.C., and reportedly fired shots while declaring, "Nobody is going anywhere." He may also have explosives, and though the building has been evacuated, he has taken at least one person hostage as police monitor him on closed-circuit television and try to communicate with him. So why is he doing it? Apparently he's obsessed with overpopulation, and is furious that the Discovery Channel hasn't given the topic its due coverage. In fact, Lee has been protesting Discovery for some time, and a website registered to Lee posted a list of demands for the channel in July.

Take a look at this guys manifesto:

http://webcache.googleusercontent.c...est&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-a

Ahhh peaceful tree hugging at it's best.
 

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Ahhh peaceful tree hugging at it's best.

Do you really want to go down that path? The enviro-kooks come out several orders of magnitude ahead of the winger nutsos since they, you know, haven't actually killed anyone yet.

Hopefully the situation will be resolved quickly, and no one hurt. This guy sounds like a real piece of work.
 

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"the froggies"?
I think the pyschiatric hospitals need to check to see if they are missing a patient, they really should lock those padded cells or at least make sure the straight jackets are secure, this is someone who is definitely not sane and is certifiably dangerous.
 
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Keep pushing all of this "sky is falling", end of the world envirodoomsday crap and we are going to see more and more of this IMO.
 

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A note posted online July 18 issues a list of demands to the Discovery Channel, saying the station "MUST broadcast to the world their commitment to save the planet." It lists 11 demands about airing shows that would promote curbing the plant's population growth, finding solutions for global warming and dismantling "the dangerous US world economy."
"All programs on Discovery Health-TLC must stop encouraging the birth of any more parasitic human infants and the false heroics behind those actions," it reads. "In those programs' places, programs encouraging human sterilization and infertility must be pushed. All former pro-birth programs must now push in the direction of stopping human birth, not encouraging it."
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Lee said he experienced an ‘‘awakening” when he watched former Vice President Al Gore’s environmental documentary ‘‘An Inconvenient Truth.”


Maybe we need to tone down the dangerous rhetoric about global warming, capitalism, and overpopulation before people get killed.
 

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Do you really want to go down that path? The enviro-kooks come out several orders of magnitude ahead of the winger nutsos since they, you know, haven't actually killed anyone yet.

*cough, cough* Uni-bomber *cough, cough*

While thier message is generally peaceful......yeah, there`ve been cases where they`ve killed people. Being green doesn`t mean being harmless. Just like the majority of religious people aren`t violent......until you get someone blowing up abortion clinics or crashing planes into buildings. It`s the exceptions that stand out.
 
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Maybe we need to tone down the dangerous rhetoric about global warming, capitalism, and overpopulation before people get killed.


No!!! the guy got off his meds most scizophrenics will find something to go nuts about.

Did you know he was in custody and escaped? Law Enforcement dropped the ball.

I say feed the poor eat the rich!!!!!!!!!

What really burns my butt is how one guy will hurt and kill a bunch of people when lots of men are around doing nothing I wish more of us who have some skill and balls would just be present.

These loosers always know at the end of the day they get a nice clean cell three meals and clean laundry. If it was known that the offenders who do violence to unarmed inocent people knew they are going to have an ugly painful death I can assure you the atacks would greatly reduce.

And srew the phyco bable about how punishment does not work, sure it does he is dead he can't do it again!! tell your rehab story to the senior citizens and children that beat and chopped up every day?

For non violent offenders and addicts they need treatment not punishment.

I would not make a good cop I would empty the clip and reload probably for jay walking oops my bad?
 
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No!!! the guy got off his meds most scizophrenics will find something to go nuts about.

Did you know he was in custody and escaped? Law Enforcement dropped the ball.

Uhh. Proof of any of that please?
 

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I don't know whether to laugh or cry that some of you are using this crazy guy as a right vs left zinger.

The actions of this guy are to be condemned just as we should condemn the actions of individuals who take equally destructive and irrational positions, regardless of the politics involved. This is regardless of whether they're bombing abortion clinics or spiking trees. The entire tone of this thread is stupid and offensive, as if anyone, liberal or conservative, would endorse this crazy man's behavior.

There are unbalanced individuals on both sides, and fear mongering on either side of the aisle needs to stop. Crazy is bi partisan.
 
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I don't know whether to laugh or cry that some of you are using this crazy guy as a right vs left zinger.

The actions of this guy are to be condemned just as we should condemn the actions of individuals who take equally destructive and irrational positions, regardless of the politics involved. This is regardless of whether they're bombing abortion clinics or spiking trees. The entire tone of this thread is stupid and offensive, as if anyone, liberal or conservative, would endorse this crazy man's behavior.

There are unbalanced individuals on both sides, and fear mongering on either side of the aisle needs to stop. Crazy is bi partisan.

What Steve said.
 
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fear mongering on either side of the aisle needs to stop

Yes. Just like the hoopla over the slashing of a cabbies throat because of his religion.
 

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Just more violence promoted by those horrible conservatives in the Tea Party.

Pax,

Chris

Yes. Pop that champagne. It'd could only be better if he'd killed a few people before he was taken down. That'd really show Al Gore!
 

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Read his 'manifesto' and you will see the ravings of a seriously deranged man not a political or enviromental activist, he could have chosen any subject whatsoever as his 'crusade' but the fact remains he was as Steve said unhinged, unbalanced and downright crazy. It's not a political issue it's a mental health one.
He's dead now anyway and all hostages safe.
 
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