View Full Version : Hostages Taken @ Discovery Channel HQ in MD!!

09-01-2010, 12:38 PM
We have a loon on the loose in Maryland.

I'm sure the pundits will be fast to blame conservative talk show hosts.


Here's what's known so far: A presumably crazy guy who is armed and may or may not have explosives on him has taken at least one hostage at Discovery Channel HQ outside Washington D.C.

From CNN:

A man believed to be armed has taken at least one hostage at the headquarters of the Discovery Channel in Silver Spring, Maryland, police said.

Montgomery County police received the call at about 1 p.m. of a man with a gun and possible explosives, said police spokeswoman Angela Cruz. The call came from One Discovery Place, the channel's headquarters. The area has been evacuated, Cruz said.

A SWAT team and additional resources are responding, said Montgomery County police Cpl. Dan Friz. Authorities are monitoring the man via closed-circuit cameras. He is in the lobby area, Friz said. Authorities were trying to get in touch with him.

It appears the man has some kind of explosive device on his person, Friz said. Fire marshals with explosives experience were assisting.

OK and here are the gunman's demands:

The Discovery Channel MUST broadcast to the world their commitment to save the planet and to do the following IMMEDIATELY:

1. The Discovery Channel and it's affiliate channels MUST have daily television programs at prime time slots based on Daniel Quinn's "My Ishmael" pages 207-212 where solutions to save the planet would be done in the same way as the Industrial Revolution was done, by people building on each other's inventive ideas. Focus must be given on how people can live WITHOUT giving birth to more filthy human children since those new additions continue pollution and are pollution. A game show format contest would be in order. Perhaps also forums of leading scientists who understand and agree with the Malthus-Darwin science and the problem of human overpopulation. Do both. Do all until something WORKS and the natural world starts improving and human civilization building STOPS and is reversed! MAKE IT INTERESTING SO PEOPLE WATCH AND APPLY SOLUTIONS!!!!

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.

3. All programs promoting War and the technology behind those must cease. There is no sense in advertising weapons of mass-destruction anymore. Instead, talk about ways to disassemble civilization and concentrate the message in finding SOLUTIONS to solving global military mechanized conflict. Again, solutions solutions instead of just repeating the same old wars with newer weapons. Also, keep out the fraudulent peace movements. They are liars and fakes and had no real intention of ending the wars. ALL OF THEM ARE FAKE! On one hand, they claim they want the wars to end, on the other, they are demanding the human population increase. World War II had 2 Billion humans and after that war, the people decided that tripling the population would assure peace. WTF??? STUPIDITY! MORE HUMANS EQUALS MORE WAR!

4. Civilization must be exposed for the filth it is. That, and all its disgusting religious-cultural roots and greed. Broadcast this message until the pollution in the planet is reversed and the human population goes down! This is your obligation. If you think it isn't, then get hell off the planet! Breathe Oil! It is the moral obligation of everyone living otherwise what good are they??

5. Immigration: Programs must be developed to find solutions to stopping ALL immigration pollution and the anchor baby filth that follows that. Find solutions to stopping it. Call for people in the world to develop solutions to stop it completely and permanently. Find solutions FOR these countries so they stop sending their breeding populations to the US and the world to seek jobs and therefore breed more unwanted pollution babies. FIND SOLUTIONS FOR THEM TO STOP THEIR HUMAN GROWTH AND THE EXPORTATION OF THAT DISGUSTING FILTH! (The first world is feeding the population growth of the Third World and those human families are going to where the food is! They must stop procreating new humans looking for nonexistant jobs!)

6. Find solutions for Global Warming, Automotive pollution, International Trade, factory pollution, and the whole blasted human economy. Find ways so that people don't build more housing pollution which destroys the environment to make way for more human filth! Find solutions so that people stop breeding as well as stopping using Oil in order to REVERSE Global warming and the destruction of the planet!

7. Develop shows that mention the Malthusian sciences about how food production leads to the overpopulation of the Human race. Talk about Evolution. Talk about Malthus and Darwin until it sinks into the stupid people's brains until they get it!!

8. Saving the Planet means saving what's left of the non-human Wildlife by decreasing the Human population. That means stopping the human race from breeding any more disgusting human babies! You're the media, you can reach enough people. It's your resposibility because you reach so many minds!!!

9. Develop shows that will correct and dismantle the dangerous US world economy. Find solutions for their disasterous Ponzi-Casino economy before they take the world to another nuclear war.

10. Stop all shows glorifying human birthing on all your channels and on TLC. Stop Future Weapons shows or replace the dialogue condemning the people behind these developments so that the shows become exposes rather than advertisements of Arms sales and development!

11. You're also going to find solutions for unemployment and housing. All these unemployed people makes me think the US is headed toward more war.

Humans are the most destructive, filthy, pollutive creatures around and are wrecking what's left of the planet with their false morals and breeding culture.

For every human born, ACRES of wildlife forests must be turned into farmland in order to feed that new addition over the course of 60 to 100 YEARS of that new human's lifespan! THIS IS AT THE EXPENSE OF THE FOREST CREATURES!!!! All human procreation and farming must cease!

It is the responsiblity of everyone to preserve the planet they live on by not breeding any more children who will continue their filthy practices. Children represent FUTURE catastrophic pollution whereas their parents are current pollution. NO MORE BABIES! Population growth is a real crisis. Even one child born in the US will use 30 to a thousand times more resources than a Third World child. It's like a couple are having 30 babies even though it's just one! If the US goes in this direction maybe other countries will too!

Also, war must be halted. Not because it's morally wrong, but because of the catastrophic environmental damage modern weapons cause to other creatures. FIND SOLUTIONS JUST LIKE THE BOOK SAYS! Humans are supposed to be inventive. INVENT, DAMN YOU!!

The world needs TV shows that DEVELOP solutions to the problems that humans are causing, not stupify the people into destroying the world. Not encouraging them to breed more environmentally harmful humans.

Saving the environment and the remaning species diversity of the planet is now your mindset. Nothing is more important than saving them. The Lions, Tigers, Giraffes, Elephants, Froggies, Turtles, Apes, Raccoons, Beetles, Ants, Sharks, Bears, and, of course, the Squirrels.

The humans? The planet does not need humans.

You MUST KNOW the human population is behind all the pollution and problems in the world, and YET you encourage the exact opposite instead of discouraging human growth and procreation. Surely you MUST ALREADY KNOW this!

I want Discovery Communications to broadcast on their channels to the world their new program lineup and I want proof they are doing so. I want the new shows started by asking the public for inventive solution ideas to save the planet and the remaining wildlife on it.

These are the demands and sayings of Lee.

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09-01-2010, 12:58 PM
The gunmans name is Lee James.
Asian descent.

Here is his myspace page.

http://groups.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuse...B52EEC125100326 (http://groups.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=groups.groupProfile&groupID=106965466&Mytoken=72B03C07-672A-4133-8F8AD9E79B52EEC125100326)

09-01-2010, 01:03 PM
His personal Myspace page.


09-01-2010, 01:13 PM

The California man who was arrested after throwing thousands of dollars into the air at a rally outside of Discovery Communications last month was told by a judge on Friday that he would be thrown in jail for up to 60 days if he came within 500 feet of the building.

‘‘I can’t tell you how foolish this is,” Johnson said before handing Lee his verdict in Silver Spring’s District Court.

Lee was found guilty of disorderly conduct, but was found not guilty of the lesser charge of littering, for throwing thousands of dollars, some of the cash in shrink-wrapped bundles, into the air.

Lee said he did it to show that ‘‘money means nothing. Money is trash.”

His protest, which he said he began because Silver Spring-based Discovery’s programming had little to do with saving the planet, had originally been planned to run for nine days, Feb. 15 through Feb. 23.

It was cut short when police arrested Lee on Feb. 21 following concerns by county police and Discovery security officers that the growing crowd was becoming unruly, and after an incident where a man was beaten with a metal baton at a bus stop nearby after winning $1,000 in $1 bills in one of Lee’s ‘‘contest giveaways,” according to testimony from Sgt. John Meng of the Montgomery County Police Department.

Lee said he had been giving up to $1,000 in cash to those who completed short essays on saving the planet.

‘‘That’s what people do for money. ... To me, it was like a fun game, like basketball or football. People get wild at those games and that’s not outlawed,” Lee said before his trial. ‘‘The smart ones, as soon as they got the money, they ran.”

Lee chose to represent himself in court Friday, despite being told by Johnson that such a move was ‘‘misguided.”

Lee argued that he was not guilty of disorderly conduct because none of those participating in the rally complained to him at the scene, that his First Amendment rights to assemble had been violated and that he was not responsible for the robbery that resulted.

‘‘The charges make it look like I was responsible for the actions of others,” Lee said in his closing argument.

Assistant State’s Attorney Bereket Tesfu, who called the case ‘‘bizarre” after the trial, put Meng and a Discovery security chief on the stand to testify that the rally had gotten out of hand.

‘‘Every day, it seemed to be getting more crazy,” David Sterner, the security manager for Discovery Communications, testified during the trial. ‘‘I was disturbed, and I was concerned about the public safety.”

Meng testified that officers thought the crowd was ‘‘going to turn on us because we were taking away their payday” after Lee was arrested.

Lee spent nearly two weeks in jail following his arrest and several days being evaluated by state psychiatrists, he said. ‘‘I told them my idea of saving the planet,” Lee said. ‘‘They couldn’t find anything wrong with me.”

According to District Court records, Lee was released March 5, and he said he has since been living at a homeless shelter run by Progress Place in Silver Spring. Lee said his temporary home was ‘‘kind of ironic,” because he had been paying homeless men $80 a day to build the numbers of demonstrators at his one-man protest.

‘‘By the last day, I couldn’t pay them all,” Lee said.

Lee was arrested with about $21,000 in cash in the duffel bag he had with him at the protest, Meng testified. Johnson told Lee that he would get his bag of money back.

Lee said he had sold several inherited properties in Maui, Hawaii, where he lived prior to moving to San Diego, to pay for the protest, including about $30,000 for full-page advertisements in newspapers. Lee said he had one property left, worth about $200,000, and had plans to give it away in a ‘‘save the planet contest.”<span style="color: #FF0000">

Lee said he began his crusade to save the planet after being aid off from his job in San Diego and reading ‘‘Ishmael,” a novel by Daniel Quinn about a gorilla that tells a man what it is like to live in captivity in a world where humans exploit natural resources.

Lee said he then felt an ‘‘awakening,” watched former Vice President Al Gore’s documentary ‘‘An Inconvenient Truth,” and decided he had been doing too little to protect the environment.</span>

‘‘I was a man working alone, so obviously I didn’t do too well,” he said. ‘‘After this, I’ll stay here for a while, make a few more moves, complete the contest. ... It’s still worth a shot.”

09-01-2010, 01:58 PM
Makes me wanna go hug a big tree!

09-01-2010, 03:36 PM
The situation has been resolved. The gunman has been shot and taken into custody. His devices are being investigated and disarmed.

09-01-2010, 04:24 PM
I'm shocked! I would have thought only someone from the tea party would be doing something like this. And here, we find out, he is a follower of AlGore!!!!!!!!!!!!!


09-01-2010, 04:54 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: pooltchr</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I'm shocked! I would have thought only someone from the tea party would be doing something like this. And here, we find out, he is a follower of AlGore!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Steve </div></div>

If the left lives up to the standards of fairness that they claim, then this is solely the fault of Saint Albert of Green Acres ... Peace Prize be upon him.

How can we blame the perp when Al has filled his head with hate for capitalism and humanity for all these years?

Let's not forget that the Unabomber was also a Goremon acolyte.


09-01-2010, 07:17 PM
The story will disappear quickly.

09-01-2010, 07:29 PM
They should have escorted him to the alley and detonated him. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif

09-01-2010, 07:49 PM

09-02-2010, 03:44 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Sev</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The story will disappear quickly. </div></div>

Unless a photo can be found of him walking past a car in a Walmart lot with a visible Bush sticker.


09-02-2010, 07:11 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Sev</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The story will disappear quickly. </div></div>

Actually, NBC gave it full coverage this morning. Well, not quite "full" coverage. There was no mention of his motivation of trying to garner support for the Goremeister.


09-02-2010, 04:31 PM
Imagine that.


09-02-2010, 05:11 PM
Well at least Gayle wasnt held hostage.

They would have either bonded or he would have detonated himself.

Hee Hee Hee!!!

09-02-2010, 07:56 PM
Wow! It's not even the weekend!!!!

09-02-2010, 09:36 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Sev</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Well at least Gayle wasnt held hostage.

They would have either bonded or he would have detonated himself.

Hee Hee Hee!!! </div></div>

Some guys just can't handle rejection. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif St.

09-04-2010, 11:19 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Stretch</div><div class="ubbcode-body">They should have escorted him to the alley and detonated him. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif </div></div>

Good one. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif