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Old 09-01-2010, 10:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Save the Planet Protest - Silver Spring, MD

And by "protest," I mean some nutjob acting a fool with a gun.

So this armed guy with storms into the Discovery Channel building (The Incident)

Hot-hot Die Hard terrorist action (The Picture)

Guy's Manifesto (The Rant)

"I don't want kids." (The MySpace Profile)

Same nutjob from 2008 (The Background)

If he wasn't using violence to further his message, I'd have been totally down with joining him in his protest. You know how I feel about reproduction.
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Old 09-01-2010, 11:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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He hates humanity, civilization, and overpopulation, I guess. He's like a poor man's Ra's al Ghul.
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Old 09-01-2010, 11:22 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Woah. That's.....crazy?

---------- Post added at 02:22 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:19 PM ----------

On an unrelated note, misreading "tactile officers" makes the situation slightly amusing, if not still a touch scary.

Well, my obvious guess of this being Plan9 has been blown apart since he's not stealing wi-fi in the Discovery Building but is, instead, firmly barricaded at home.
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Old 09-01-2010, 12:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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So he holds people hostage at the discovery channel? One of the few channels left that occasionally has quality, well made, interesting shows?

Jeez if he hates people and the world around him so much I'd think a channel like MTV would be a better target.

Seriously though, from watching on tv this does sound very bad I hope they can get this resolved without any bloodshed.
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Old 09-01-2010, 12:45 PM   #5 (permalink)
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too bad there's no tool or hand held device that people are allowed to carry in maryland to be able to protect themselves from being taken hostage.
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Old 09-01-2010, 12:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 09-01-2010, 12:58 PM   #7 (permalink)
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dk, given that this situation is still unfolding, you're in no position to make any sort of statement. You don't even know for certain that the guard taken hostage wasn't armed.

Besides that, not everyone feels the need to be a hero.
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Old 09-01-2010, 12:59 PM   #8 (permalink)
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too bad there's no tool or hand held device that people are allowed to carry in maryland to be able to protect themselves from being taken hostage.
Did you mean: GUN? Just come on out and say it Ole Hoss, they expect it.

I'm glad DK is back. I was afraid I'd be alone in my gun-nuttery.

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Old 09-01-2010, 01:00 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Did you mean: GUN? Just come on out and say it Ole Hoss, they expect it.

I'm glad DK is back. I was afraid I'd be alone in my gun-nuttery.

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No, Jazz. It's not me. I'm pale and have slanty eyes but I'm not Asian.
since i hadn't started a gun thread in so long, i felt it was obligatory.

so my troll was successful and i shall just watch now.
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Old 09-01-2010, 01:02 PM   #10 (permalink)
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A technophobic genocidal Luddite with a bomb, a grudge, and the overt desire to inflict death and destruction upon other people. Why is it these ZPG people never seem to start at the logical place: by killing themselves? Oh yeah, because you can't lord your "enlightenment" or "progressivism" or "superior intelligence" over the Plebs when you're dead.

Here's hoping that either a sympathetic SWAT marksman makes a 168-grain contribution to this guy's cause, or he detonates the bomb in an otherwise-safe area.

He thinks the planet would be better off without humans? Fine, -he- can lead the parade.
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Old 09-01-2010, 01:06 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Hah, I once got a warning here at TFP for posting a "Save The Planet, Kill Yourself" sign.

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According to Spinelust he's been shot and placed in custody. Dunedan is psychic!
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Old 09-01-2010, 02:10 PM   #12 (permalink)
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According to Spinelust he's been shot and placed in custody. Dunedan is psychic!
And by "shot and taken into custody," they apparently mean shot dead.

Nutjob psycho with a gun aside, as someone that also sees validity in some of his points (hello, Duggars?), I cringe to think of how this incident has hurt the credibility of those valid points. I cringe even more thinking of the field day right-wing "quiverfull" nutjobs are going to have over this supposed "liberal's" crusade against humanity and civilization.

I hope we don't see a directly correlated population boom in the heartland nine months from now as a result.
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Old 09-01-2010, 02:25 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I had similar fears and I'm with ya all the way, SL.

I guess I shouldn't mention to people I like to recycle and eat high fiber cereal lest they think I'm some sort of terrorist.
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Old 09-01-2010, 04:07 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I had similar fears and I'm with ya all the way, SL.

I guess I shouldn't mention to people I like to recycle and eat high fiber cereal lest they think I'm some sort of terrorist.
no way, does that mean i'm a terrorist also?
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Old 09-01-2010, 04:10 PM   #15 (permalink)
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no way, does that mean i'm a terrorist also?
No, you're just a "True Believer."
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Old 09-01-2010, 04:38 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Old 09-01-2010, 04:43 PM   #17 (permalink)
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He needed a better plan, to late now.
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Old 09-01-2010, 05:36 PM   #18 (permalink)
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What's crazy is that Discovery does not broadcast live television. To achieve his goals would require them to spend months producing content before airing it.

There was never a chance that his message would get out on Discovery.

That said, the media is sure talking about his message now.
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Old 09-01-2010, 05:54 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Are you guys really considering this as though he was sound of mind?
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Old 09-01-2010, 05:59 PM   #20 (permalink)
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For every nutjob like this on the left, there's an equally nuttier guy on the right, like the guy in Tennessee that brought a shotgun to a Unitarian church because that's where he knew the liberals would be.

It's difficult to make much headway on a cause when the clearly insane are involved.
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Old 09-01-2010, 06:05 PM   #21 (permalink)
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He hates humanity, civilization...
Neither of which can be found in Maryland. It's like the Uzbekistan of the east coast. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.
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Old 09-01-2010, 06:09 PM   #22 (permalink)
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The Washington D.C. area has to be the very last place to attempt a hostage situation. WTF did he thing the eventual outcome would be?

Discovery Channel:"Yes, we agee to your demand to broadcast more 'save the planet now' programs."

Nut job: "How soon?"

Discovery Channel: " In about 6-9 months. Why don't you come a little closer to the window?"

Nut job: " OK"

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Old 09-01-2010, 06:30 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Neither of which can be found in Maryland. It's like the Uzbekistan of the east coast. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.
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