When warmistas attack

Note: There’s a response and analysis to this post here.

NOTE: Predictably, Joe Romm has turned this post into a personal bashing of me over at his Climate Progress blog. For some eye opening viewpoints from his side of the argument, have a look at the 495 comments on his parent blog “Think Progress” here. UPDATE: many of those ugly and violent comments at TP have been “sanitized” since I drew embarrassing attention to them. The word “filthy” in my post below, is pointing to the multiple use of the word to describe humans in the manifesto of the gunman, also published below. I realize that may upset some people, and for that I apologize. However, it is instructive to read the manifesto to see how global warming hype drove this man to do what he did. From this MSNBC story:

Lee said he experienced an ‘‘awakening” when he watched former Vice President Al Gore’s environmental documentary ‘‘An Inconvenient Truth.”

UPDATE: It’s over, from MSNBC:

Police shot a gunman who held three hostages for several hours Wednesday at the Discovery Communications building in Silver Spring, Md., authorities said. They said the hostages were safe and the gunman was in custody. Police said the gunman’s condition was unknown. At least one explosive device went off when he was shot, and other explosive devices could still be in the building in Montgomery County in suburban Washington, D.C., they said.

UPDATE2: MSNBC is now reporting the gunman has been killed.


Well, you filthy readers, see what happens when we don’t acquiesce? In case you haven’t heard by now, a gunman named James Lee, an Asian man with a years-long vendetta against the Discovery Channel cable network has entered the building and got an armed hostage taking situation going on right now.

Some news coverage here:

Armed Man Believed to Be Environmental Protester Takes Hostages in Discovery Channel Building

James Lee

Among his demands from the manifesto on his website:

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!

MSNBC reports:

Lee said he experienced an ‘‘awakening” when he watched former Vice President Al Gore’s environmental documentary ‘‘An Inconvenient Truth.”

Perhaps inspired by Gore, and Dr. James Hansen’s recent call for civil disobedience, we have today’s environmental public relations train wreck turned armed hostage situation.


(downloaded before traffic took it down):PDF here at TMZ

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.


h/t to the Seattle Weekly blogs and WUWT DocattheAutopsy

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Seems like just a run of the mill Warmista . . . .


I guess that’s what we train sharpshooters for.

Al Gore will be deeply saddened, I am sure.
Propaganda can affect people …


Lee said he experienced an ‘‘awakening” when he watched former Vice President Al Gore’s environmental documentary ‘‘An Inconvenient Truth.”
REPLY: Thanks for the tip, added, Anthony

Dr A Burns

I wonder why he rates “Squirrels” above kangaroos and koalas … the latter didn’t even make it to his list.

Frightening. I hope the police can get this guy the help he needs without any bloodshed.

M.A.DeLuca II

I’ve been waiting for someone like this to show up. Now I’m curious about how he’ll be portrayed in the media. I *suspect* his manifesto will actually get little airtime; not only is it too long and boring for nightly newscasts and newspapers, but it also puts an ugly face on the same pro-socialist, anti-U.S., and anti-human crap the media regularly serves by the heaping spoonful.

Mike M.

Are you surprised? All of the unbalanced minds are on the Alarmist side. Now watch for the reaction of Romm and Hansen and all of the other spittle-flecked lunatics. Will they have the guts to embrace his actions?


Quoting from an earlier speech by Nancy Pelosi:
“I think we all have to take responsibility for our actions and our words. We are a free country and this balance between freedom and safety is one that we have to carefully balance. I saw this myself in the late seventies in San Francisco. This kind of rhetoric was very frightening and it gave–it created a climate in which violence took place. I wish that we all again would curb our enthusiasm in some of the statements that are made, with the understanding that some of the ears this is falling on are not as balanced as the person making the statement might assume.”
I would hope that she would now admonish the CAGW crowd about the effects of their overblown rhetoric.


I had the opposite reaction – I fell asleep after wearing myself out laughing watching Bore’s Power Point presentation – err, movie.


A obvious Psyop.
The global warming movement is in shambles, and at the perfect time, voila! some mind controlled useful idiot takes centre stage, bringing the green message of eugenics back into the limelight.
Watch how there will be some media sympathy towards this guy, and his “cause”.
Misson complete.

REPLY: snip – waaaay over the top – Anthony

The news about the hostage taking is spreading like wildfire, to bad that my former employer (ad.nl) only reports about the hostage taking and not about the motives behind it.


I think we should take this sad situation a little more seriously. The guy is armed and obviously psychologically tormented. The enviro-babble is just a side-show at the moment.


Is he watching the same Discovery Channel programs I’m watching. I often have to change channels when warmist propaganda creeps into an otherwise interesting show. There is a real irony in all this but I also think the Green Party in Australia might have a job for him.


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But why, if the Discovery Channel already complies with everything he is asking!

For some chuckles, check the headline at Think Progress:
Purported Eco-Terrorist Angered Over ‘Immigration Pollution And Anchor Baby Filth’ . Just another angry white Asian midwestern Canadian tea-bagger hippie.
If I rolled my eyes any harder I’d sprain them. The narrative must be screaming and writhing in agony right now…


I hope things go OK down at the hostage site. That is a scary, hairy situation and I’d like to see those hostages heading home to their families.
Keep us posted, will ya? We can make fun of all it later if everything turns out OK.

I did a quick piece on this on my blog including the Google Cache of Mr. Lees Website:

The Discovery Channel produces a lot of shows about saving the planet that all have one thing in common: They don’t work. Why don’t they have REAL shows about SAVING THE PLANET? Have you ever noticed the crap they have on their network about just about everything else but that? They glorify fishermen who are overfishing the planet, they glorify Weapons of Mass Destruction. They highlight shows about people who build pollution machines and other environmentally harmful practices. What’s next? Whaling the Planet with Modern Whalers??? These guys have been very sneaky and deceptive as to their contribution to the planetary problems. Just look at their ‘new’ show about saving the planet, “Planet Green,” to me, it’s just another show about more PRODUCTS to make MONEY, not about actual solutions. We can’t let them get away with doing it anymore. Join me in the PROTEST AGAINST THE DISCOVERY NETWORK to get them to start broadcasting real shows that actually work to save the planet. But not just a show about THEM TELLING US WHAT LIGHTBULB TO USE, but shows where solutions are brought to the new shows from people all over with good ideas. This will be a democratic process searching for those with good ideas. Inventiveness has got us into this mess, and now inventiveness can get us out. Not necessarily with more products, but maybe by just being allowed to live a different way.
If their ‘environmental’ shows are actually working, then why is the news about the environment getting worse? It should be getting better if they were doing their job and we should be seeing that reflected on the nightly news. But NO! The Discovery Channel is actually not about saving the planet, they are just another ‘green’ corporation whose real interests lies in MONEY! Products! Junk! Trash!
The show they should broadcast is in the book, “My Ishmael” by Daniel Quinn, where he talks about how people can build on each other’s ideas to come up with real solutions for saving the planet. I envisioned it would be like a contest, or competition … maybe a game show? I don’t know, so long as it WORKS! Keep bringing out new shows based on that idea until one actually WORKS! That’s all I ask.
I know the hours and days for the protest event seems a bit long, but if the Discovery Channel is going to take this protest serious, we need to show them we are serious and are willing to wait them out until they give into our demands.
Mapquest: Directions to Discovery Channel One Discovery Place, Silver Spring Maryland 20910, near the crossroads of Georgia Ave and Wayne Ave just right off of the Red Line Metro Station. I’ll be there every day demonstrating what shows they can have and how it would work to save this planet from 9am to 9pm February 15-23, 2008. My name is Lee, look for me. Bring a sign and make your voice be heard for a better planet.
To network and meet other people for the protest, go to Myspace: groups.myspace.com/savetheplanetprotest
If you don’t have a myspace account and can’t post, then go here to Ezboard: http://savetheplanetprotest.yuku.com/
And most importantly, go to the author of “My Ishmael,” Daniel Quinn’s site: Ishmael.com.


Gary Pearse

I would have expected him to promote nuclear war if too many people is the problem he sees. Certainly there are too many people of his type.

erik sloneker

I think he and Barbara Boxer would get along quite well, considering her views on partial birth abortion and cAGW. After all, the Delta Smelt trumps 50,000 central valley jobs and orchards that took 20 years to grow and develop.
As they say on SDA…”scratch a liberal”, or in this case a green activist, and find a person who ultimately wants to eliminate 98% of the worlds population.

eric anderson

We can also credit Dr. James “coal trains of death” Hansen for this, can’t we?
I don’t know what to term this philosophy. I guess I’d call it anti-humanist. We’re parasites. Polluting, life-sucking parasites. But we’ve got to save the squirrels! The planet does not need humans, but it needs squirrels(?). Definitely not a humanist. He’s a squirrelist.

What a complete idiot. He rails against war but wants humans to be extinct? He doesn’t think the planet needs humans? Well, the forests are healthier in America now then they were before we colonized and who the hell is going to stop a meteor from hitting the planet? The “froggies?”
Watch this get spun into him being a right-winger since he is against anchor babies.
Damn enviro-whacko brainwashing propaganda makes people like this.


Tipping point!
I was expecting it to be joe romm, but obviously joe’s not as devout as this guy.

Somebody on another forum made a good point: This guy claims he was “awakened” by Al Gore’s movie An Inconvenient Truth. Wouldn’t it be ironic if we brought back the hysteria from the 80s where anything bad that anybody did was blamed on the Evil Music that awakened their dark sides and people tried to sue the record companies out of existence? Especially since it was Tipper Gore that started that one… 🙂

James Sexton

All that because he can’t get a date? This is what happens when alarmists spew their babbling bs. Some whack job takes it to heart. I hope this has a decent ending.

Dave F

Just to be fair, you can’t hold others accountable for what is a clear case of mental instability on Lee’s part. Just like the nutcase that flew his plane into the IRS building. This guy needs some medication for sure. Also, it is a shame that the alarmist tactics blur the line enough where it can be seen as an honest mistake to associate Mr. Lee and Al Gore. They are two different kinds of crazy. 😉

John W.

But, but …
He wrote “… keep out the fraudulent peace movements.” So he must be one of those racist, homophobe, Tea Party wingnuts, right?
Why is it that with all the Left Wing/Democrat hyperventilating about fear of violence by conservatives and Tea Partiers, all the actual violence comes from people who are clearly psychologically disturbed spouting Left Wing talking points?

The Times They Are A-Changin’:
OT: After comparing Lomborg to Hitler, Pachauri is now endorsing him:
“This book provides not only a reservoir of information on the reality of human-induced climate change, but raises vital questions and examines viable options on what can be done.”
More links about Lomborg/Pachauri at http://ecotretas.blogspot.com/2010/09/bjorn-lomborg.html (Google translation)


There are also reports that Palin,s new show drove him over the edge from employees at the channel.

Green Sand

A nutter is a nutter, you cannot legislate for nutters, same as you can’t legislate the temperature of this planet.
Just hope this concludes as peacefully as possible.


A whole lot of “wow.” This guy certainly went off the deep end. Unfortunately vie had conversations with people who feel the same as him.

Ern Matthews

Sigh 🙁
…and so it begins, the final chapter of Mass Madness.

Pure coincidence? The Google ad running on this page asks “How smart are you?”
I rest my case.
/end sarcasm


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Leon Brozyna

There is so much black humor in this developing tragedy (and his manifesto), that to dwell on it would be in poor taste. Let’s just hope that the police can manage to defuse this nightmare before it blows up. The most I will say for now is that here we see the chickens coming home to roost.


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I don’t know where to begin?
Immigraton: where did he or his family come from?
Parasitic humans: what is he?
Arms sales: what is he armed with?
If you think it isn’t, then get hell off the planet!: what is he still doing on the planet?
Malthus: Did he forsee the agricultural revolution?
He wants to achieve his aims via “TV shows that DEVELOP solutions”.
You know there will be many environmentalists cheering him on until someone gets hurt. I hope we don’t get to that stage though.

This was clearly due to global warming and a lack of gun control. Democrats will jump right on the fix.


“Filth” seems to be the buzz word in the manifesto.


This gives new meaning to the term “environmental whacko.”
On the other hand, how much different is he from the rest of those who celebrate the radical green ideology?

Gail Combs

He must have read John Holdren, Obama’s Science Czar’s, book too. http://zombietime.com/john_holdren/
Given leaders like Gore, Holdren and Hansen I am only surprised this did not happen soon. What is frightening is this may be used by the US government to revoke even more of our freedom. “President Obama’s regulatory czar, Cass Sunstein, argued the U.S. government should ban “conspiracy theorizing.”
Among the beliefs Sunstein would ban is advocating that the theory of global warming is a deliberate fraud.
Sunstein also recommended the government send agents to infiltrate “extremists who supply conspiracy theories” to disrupt the efforts of the “extremists” to propagate their theories….”

Too bad Sunstein targeted the wrong group.


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He’s been shot and he’s in custody, hostages are safe.

P Walker

Apparently Lee has been shot and taken into custody . Also , thanks to whoever posted the link to Think Progress – the comments really made me shudder .


Given his name and ethnicity, point 5 of his manifesto sort of fried my irony circuits.

REPLY: funny, but, congratulations on winning your first [snip] – Anthony


The environmental movement is corrupt at every level. The fact that a nutter happens to agree with them is neither here nor there. Please don’t fall for the trap of tarring any movement with the actions of a lone extremeist.


Agree fully with ben, above.
Anthony/moderator – see update at MSNBC site http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38957020/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts
Apparently Lee has been shot dead.