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Environmental Radical Killed by Avalanche (Irony of Ironies)
LA Times ^ | 2/5/2010

Posted on 02/05/2010 11:53:02 AM PST by ezfindit

Tyler James Johnson, a Caltech graduate student who fled the U.S. after authorities identified him as an alleged conspirator in a case involving arson attacks at several San Gabriel Valley car dealerships six years ago, has died.

He was 30. According to an obituary posted on the website of the Michigan-based Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, Johnson was “killed from a fall due to an avalanche” on Dec. 26 during a solo expedition in the Corsican mountains of France.

Johnson became a fugitive after being named as a co-conspirator in the August 2003 firebombing of eight sport-utility vehicles at a West Covina auto dealership and another SUV parked on a residential street in Monrovia.

William Jensen Cottrell, then 24 and a doctoral candidate in physics, implicated Johnson in the bombing rampage, alleging that Johnson and another conspirator threw the Molotov cocktails that damaged or destroyed the cars.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimesblogs.latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Humor; Miscellaneous; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: avalanche; environmental; leftist; radical
How ironic!
1 posted on 02/05/2010 11:53:02 AM PST by ezfindit
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To: ezfindit

I wonder what went through his mind as the environmentally friendly avalanche was smothering this idiot?


2 posted on 02/05/2010 11:54:05 AM PST by ezfindit (ConservativeDatingSite.com - The Right Place for Conservative Singles)
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To: ezfindit

How can a just mother nature allow such suffering for her own people?

SnakeDoc


3 posted on 02/05/2010 11:55:14 AM PST by SnakeDoctor (Life is tough; it's tougher if you're stupid. -- John Wayne)
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To: ezfindit

Karma?


4 posted on 02/05/2010 11:55:48 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: ezfindit

Can’t believe they wasted a spot at Caltech on this guy.


5 posted on 02/05/2010 11:57:25 AM PST by RinaseaofDs
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To: ezfindit
I wonder what went through his mind as the environmentally friendly avalanche was smothering this idiot?

"Global Warming, due to Bush's unholy alliance with Halliburton!"
6 posted on 02/05/2010 11:59:03 AM PST by Question Liberal Authority ("My...health care plan is a Bolshevik plot... which will destroy America." - Barack Obama)
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To: ezfindit

It may be presumptuous of me but I get a distinct impression (reading between the lines) that his glamorous exile was well bankrolled by the parental units.

Something of an Ayers lite, if you will.


7 posted on 02/05/2010 11:59:21 AM PST by sinanju
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To: ezfindit

Sounds like a good way to fake your death.


8 posted on 02/05/2010 12:00:32 PM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Become a monthly donor or FR won't be here for you!)
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To: sinanju

No doubt.


9 posted on 02/05/2010 12:01:58 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: ezfindit
co-conspirator in the August 2003 firebombing of eight sport-utility vehicles

Revenge of the Chevrolet Avalanche.

10 posted on 02/05/2010 12:07:48 PM PST by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98 Class of '98)
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To: ezfindit
I wonder what went through his mind as the environmentally friendly avalanche was smothering this idiot?

rocks

11 posted on 02/05/2010 12:11:20 PM PST by RippinGood
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To: ezfindit

As Howie Carr would say: “Is Ted in the house?”


12 posted on 02/05/2010 12:14:08 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Is anyone in the 0bama administration competent at anything?!!?)
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To: RippinGood
Ijust LOVE happy endings!
13 posted on 02/05/2010 12:24:41 PM PST by RW_Whacko
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To: ezfindit

Mother Nature suffering menopause? Or does she just have a really ironic sense of humor?


14 posted on 02/05/2010 12:34:24 PM PST by Kenton
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To: ezfindit

His ass.


15 posted on 02/05/2010 12:53:30 PM PST by submarinerswife (Obama, the Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers)
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To: ezfindit

Fighting fire with snow——he may need that snow for where he may be going next!


16 posted on 02/05/2010 1:04:36 PM PST by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: ezfindit
...his arson convictions were overturned last year and his sentence vacated by a federal appeals court.

I thought it sounded like a faked death at first but then I read this in the article and now I'm pretty sure he probably faked his death and is a complete IDIOT as well. Of course, irony is probably the most likely winner here.

17 posted on 02/05/2010 1:04:56 PM PST by TexGuy (If it has the slimmest of chances of being considered sarcasm ... IT IS!)
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To: ezfindit

Karma.


18 posted on 02/05/2010 1:10:11 PM PST by TigersEye (It's the Marxism, stupid! ... And they call themselves Progressives.)
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To: ezfindit

” It was reported that a voice not unlike Karl Rove’s was heard echoing the word “” VAVOOOOOM” immediately prior to the slide.”


19 posted on 02/05/2010 1:16:52 PM PST by ping jockey (We have arrogant jerks for leaders and WE will pay the highest cost.)
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