Discovery Channel Taken Hostage

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http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/02/us/02discovery.html

A gunman who may have had explosive devices took a small number of hostages Wednesday at the headquarters of the Discovery Channel in Silver Spring, Md., and the police were negotiating with the man, the authorities said.
Apparently he thinks that if you threaten them, Discovery Channel can single-handedly solve all the world's problems.
 

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His website is disturbing and hiliarious

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.
They MUST have a show educating people on how to live without having children. And it should be a game show. Not for any practical purpose, I just love game shows.

Do all until something WORKS and the natural world starts improving and human civilization building STOPS and is reversed
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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.
Stop building stuff! Except... build stuff for homeless people. They don't really count as civilization I guess.

Overall he sounds pretty f***ed in the head. I hope everything works out OK for the people in that building
 
It'd be nice if they could solve all of the world's problems...
 
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Everyone knows that answers to the worlds problems are on the science channel and not the discovery channel.
 

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No, the answer to the world's problems is in the engineering channel.
 
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This guy should just go read The Next 100 Years.
 

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I feel about the same way as that guy. If you want to have a few children, that's fine, but what's the point of having 10? Seriously, that makes no sense. What if everyone did that?
 
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Why does this stuff always happen near my house. Anyways, im glad no one was hurt and the MoCo PD put a bullet in this hippie crackpots head.
 
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Why does this stuff always happen near my house. Anyways, im glad no one was hurt and the MoCo PD put a bullet in this hippie crackpots head.
But how do you really feel? Don't hold back now.
 
The problem is I see too much of the looney tunes channel.
 
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But how do you really feel? Don't hold back now.
:cry: Well, you see.... :cry: :cry: :cry: It all started when I wasn't loved enough as a child :cry: :cry::cry::cry: :biggrin:

Yay for not paying taxes to keep him in a jail cell, bullets only cost .39 cents!
 

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This guy was no doubt a psychopath, or what's now called Antisocial Personality Disorder. And thankfully no one else was hurt. However, before too many cheers go up on the death of the assailant, consider:
F60.2 Dissocial (Antisocial) Personality Disorder

Personality disorder, usually coming to attention because of a gross disparity between behaviour and the prevailing social norms, and characterized by at least 3 of the following:

(a) callous unconcern for the feelings of others;
(b) gross and persistent attitude of irresponsibility and disregard for social norms, rules and obligations;
(c) incapacity to maintain enduring relationships, though having no difficulty in establishing them;
(d) very low tolerance to frustration and a low threshold for discharge of aggression, including violence;
(e) incapacity to experience guilt and to profit from experience, particularly punishment;
(f) marked proneness to blame others, or to offer plausible rationalizations, for the behaviour that has brought the patient into conflict with society.
http://www.mentalhealth.com/icd/p22-pe04.html [Broken]
 
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This guy was no doubt a psychopath, or what's now called Antisocial Personality Disorder. And thankfully no one else was hurt. However, before too many cheers go up on the death of the assailant, consider:

http://www.mentalhealth.com/icd/p22-pe04.html [Broken]
The first 3 describe me. :uhh:
 
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I agree with his message, disagree with the execution.

Frankly I won't have used violence.
 
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This guy was no doubt a psychopath, or what's now called Antisocial Personality Disorder. And thankfully no one else was hurt. However, before too many cheers go up on the death of the assailant, consider:

http://www.mentalhealth.com/icd/p22-pe04.html [Broken]
.....??
 
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In the grand scheme of emergence, this man is right. And all of you are but a dust in the wind. Get over yourself, you are not better than the other lifeforms populating this planet.
We are superior thus better than other lifeforms. :biggrin:
 

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Get over yourself, you are not better than the other lifeforms populating this planet.
I don't claim to be. For one I'm getting old and tough, so I'm not nearly as tasty.

He got one thing right - we are polluting this planet with humans.
Seriously though, do you think "polluting" is the right word? Do you really consider yourself to be no better than a toxin released into the biosphere? If so, then why should anyone care about your opinion?

Dont worry, the poles should shift soon and we are finally all going to die, naturally.
We are all going to die whether the poles shift of not.

You may wonder, what emergence? This guy is high. Nay, dear sir. I say ants are far better creatures than humans. On an area 50ft x 50ft these ants are far more productive, elegant, and hard working and useful to the biodiversity and this planet as a whole, than any human being out there.
Show me an ant Mozart, Einstein, or Gandhi. You really need to get a grip. Ants may be interesting, but you are far more interesting; in spite of and because of your silly ideas.

Btw, if you want to see something truly ugly and cruel, you should see what my cats do to the poor whatevers that they catch.
 

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Perhaps Mozart is just a bland harpsichord player, and Einstein is just a guy responsible for 100,000 lives being vaporized instantly, and Gandhi is just a lazy beatnik. Our perception of them is relative, and our own existence is relatively boring. We spend our lives pretending to be higher organisms, yet we routinely act like the animals subservient to us. Hypocrisy is the name of our game. We invent religion to fabricate a better world for ourselves, yet failing miserably in the process.

Yeah, humanity sucks. And I am no better than anyone out there, frankly there are times I regret being conceived, but like all humans, I am too selfish to stop this oxygen sucking habit
 
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Perhaps Mozart is just a bland harpsichord player, and Einstein is just a guy responsible for 100,000 lives being vaporized instantly, and Gandhi is just a lazy beatnik. Our perception of them is relative, and our own existence is relatively boring. We spend our lives pretending to be higher organisms, yet we routinely act like the animals subservient to us. Hypocrisy is the name of our game. We invent religion to fabricate a better world for ourselves, yet failing miserably in the process.

Yeah, humanity sucks. And I am no better than anyone out there, frankly there are times I regret being conceived, but like all humans, I am too selfish to stop this oxygen sucking habit

Everything you've said is such a fallacy. If everything you said is true, then you wouldn't actually be aware enough to make that statement.
 

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Everything you've said is such a fallacy. If everything you said is true, then you wouldn't actually be aware enough to make that statement.
You are precluding the possibility that our understanding of the pointlessness of life is an emergent property of evolution.
 

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In the grand scheme of things the universe will undergo heat death and it doesn't matter what anyone does. So who cares if we pollute the planet?
Heat death?!

You just need to get the heat back, with a big wimp...


Anyway, I don't see how there will be a heat death, as I feel a heat of 30 celsius right now, perhaps the heat will kill me though.
 
Being destructive in a possibly infinite universe, or MWI, would seem to be a nearly meaningless thing. It's an activity like any other.
 

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