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Old 09-01-2010, 06:25 PM   #16
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Big, big disappointment for Fox. They were hoping for mass death and carnage and to be able to milk this one for months.

Enviromentalists = crazed psycho killers
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"I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant."

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He was shot dead.

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They did kill him? Jeez. I had to leave right after the chief of police kept refraining from answering that question. I'll have to read the article when I get home.
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The guy is the definiton of a misanthrope.
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Old 09-01-2010, 09:58 PM   #21
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let's hope he gets deported

damned Asian.
enough.
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enough what?

If you read this thread from the beginning, you will see I was critical of the media calling him an Asian when he was American.


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I keep reading, or hearing this was an ASIAN man.


He is from Washington D C. Does not that make him an AMERICAN man?

He was wearing jeans and a baseball cap. Not a kimono.
Were his demands in an ASIAN language?
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2. All programs on Discovery Health-TLC must stop encouraging the birth of any more parasitic human infants and the false heroics behind those actions. 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. <--- I wonder how that would affect "I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant."
Can't argue ending that show.

Just saw this story on MSN a couple hours ago. Thank goodness the hostages weren't hurt, though it's a shame it did end tragically in regards to the hostage-taker. Obviously a very disturbed individual.

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enough what?

If you read this thread from the beginning, you will see I was critical of the media calling him an Asian when he was American.
Enough with the sarcastic/faux-racist comments.
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i worked at home yesterday morning, and got off the metro at Silver Spring just as they were closing the metro station. that was irritating. i had to take a circuitous route and i saw crowds gathering and police cars pulling up and creating a perimeter, my first thought was that there was a traffic accident or some pedestrian had been hit by a car, and then someone told me that there was a gunman with bombs who had taken hostages. i called my place of work -- just a block or two away -- as i was wading through the crowds with the sound of helicopters overhead, and they told me to just come to work and stay off the streets, so i did. and then the rest of my day was probably not that different from anyone else, despite the fact that i have worked in that building and i know many people who presently work in the building. and i have seen the gunman before -- he would hold strange protests outside the building and hire homeless people to participate, and it was always silly, if not a bit surreal.

i am dying to know who the hostages were. the rumor we heard was that it was a security guard and two producers for TLC. i produce content for TLC, so i'm a bit concerned that i may have known or at least communicated with one of the hostages. but we have no names yet, so who knows?

from what i could gather, literally being "on the ground" and from the stories afterward, is that it was extremely professionally handled. of course it is sad that the shooter is dead, but my understanding is that he was threatening to kill one of the hostages. i also read a grisly detail where he was shot, fell to the ground, and then one of his explosives went off. so that was probably very, very messy. and the concern is that there may be other bombs in the building, but probably not. the Montgomery County PD and the MD State Police really did seem to handle this very, very well, as did Discovery.

Discovery employees have from 10-1 today to collect whatever belongings they have and then take the long weekend and return to work on Tuesday.

it's been a very strange past 24 hours. back to cutting another show for another network also owned by DCI.
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back to cutting another show for another network also owned by DCI.
That show better not be promoting human reproduction, man...
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That show better not be promoting human reproduction, man...


actually, this show kind of does the opposite.

my company, however, does do one of those pregnancy-type shows. (i don't work on it). perhaps we were next on his list?
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I thought that you might work in that building so I'm glad you weren't there

It seems as if they didn't really recognize that this guy could be a threat there-if he was on private property why didn't they ever have him removed?
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TLC should really change their name. None of their programming is educational. Maybe the PT Barnum Channel would be more fitting
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It seems as if they didn't really recognize that this guy could be a threat there-if he was on private property why didn't they ever have him removed?


after his protest in 2008, i think he was brought to court -- there was a restraining order on him where he had to stay 500 feet away from the building, but that expired in August.

turns out i didn't know any of the hostages, but people i work with do. we're all relieved that they're okay.
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