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Ecoterror Suspect Commits Suicide in Jail
AP ^ | Dec 22, 7:33 PM EST | AP

Posted on 12/22/2005 8:17:09 PM PST by stocksthatgoup

PHOENIX (AP) -- An Arizona bookstore owner charged in the firebombing of a government wildlife lab in Washington committed suicide in his jail cell Thursday, officials said.

William C. Rodgers, 40, of Prescott, Ariz., suffocated after placing a plastic bag over his head while in a one-person cell in Flagstaff, the Coconino County medical examiner said.

Rodgers was one of six people arrested earlier this month in connection with ecoterror attacks in Oregon and Washington in recent years.

He was accused of setting fire to the Agriculture Department's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services facility in Olympia, Wash., in 1998.

Federal court documents last week said Rodgers had been linked to a meeting of Earth Liberation Front members in western Colorado where the firebombing of a Colorado ski resort, one of the costliest ecoterror crimes in the U.S., was planned.

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Will that be paper or plastic?
1 posted on 12/22/2005 8:17:10 PM PST by stocksthatgoup
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To: stocksthatgoup
William C. Rodgers, 40, of Prescott, Ariz., suffocated after placing a plastic bag over his head...

I can accept this...finally, an environmentalist who made the earth a slightly better place...

2 posted on 12/22/2005 8:19:28 PM PST by Onelifetogive (* Sarcasm tag ALWAYS required. For some FReepers, sarcasm can NEVER be obvious enough.)
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To: stocksthatgoup

At least he could have used a natural substance to kill himself - all cotton sheet maybe. In the end the oil companies plastic killed him.


3 posted on 12/22/2005 8:19:37 PM PST by joinedafterattack
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To: stocksthatgoup

Someone needs to deliver plastic bags to guantanamo bay filled with goodies for the terrorists - perhaps a little pork and beans, bacon, beef jerky, etc. Ask them to recycle and not throw away the bags please?


4 posted on 12/22/2005 8:20:17 PM PST by princess leah
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To: stocksthatgoup
How sad, at least he saved the tax payers a few bucks.


5 posted on 12/22/2005 8:20:36 PM PST by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: joinedafterattack
In the end the oil companies plastic killed him.

Guess that means it's Bush's fault.

6 posted on 12/22/2005 8:20:42 PM PST by COEXERJ145 (Those Who Want to Impeach President Bush Are the Party of Treason.)
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To: joinedafterattack
...In the end the oil companies plastic killed him.

Poetic justice...

7 posted on 12/22/2005 8:21:22 PM PST by SeeRushToldU_So (I didn't go.)
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To: stocksthatgoup

8 posted on 12/22/2005 8:21:46 PM PST by AdamSelene235 (Truth has become so rare and precious she is always attended to by a bodyguard of lies.)
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To: stocksthatgoup
But plastic is not recyclable.
9 posted on 12/22/2005 8:23:05 PM PST by LdSentinal
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To: stocksthatgoup
He released too much CO2 into his personal micro-climate, another victim of greenhouse gasses.
10 posted on 12/22/2005 8:23:32 PM PST by CrazyIvan (If you read only one book this year, read "Stolen Valor".)
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To: stocksthatgoup

LMFAO! Ok, that was rude. Um, will they bury or compost him?


11 posted on 12/22/2005 8:24:16 PM PST by manic4organic (We won. Get over it.)
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To: COEXERJ145
Auto erotic asphysicsiation?
12 posted on 12/22/2005 8:24:23 PM PST by BIGLOOK (I once opposed keelhauling but recently have come to my senses.)
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To: stocksthatgoup

If anyone sees DU posting a thread on this, it is your duty to alert us.


13 posted on 12/22/2005 8:25:08 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (Warning: Adult language, but great Christmas message: http://foamy.libertech.net/noxmas.swf)
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To: stocksthatgoup

and good riddance. Perhaps the next one will take a few of his friends with him.


14 posted on 12/22/2005 8:26:10 PM PST by Lloyd227 (and may God bless Oriana Fallaci)
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To: stocksthatgoup
A terrorist is a terrorist, and his death was a good thing for the people living in America and all around the world.

Insanity has many forms, and Eco-terror is one of the many ways that it is expressed today.

"And it harm none, do what you will"

This idiot violated the most basic rules of being a human, and he is living with the results tonight. I have absolutely no sympathy for him.

15 posted on 12/22/2005 8:28:08 PM PST by Hunble (a)
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To: BIGLOOK
Auto erotic asphysicsiation?

Auto eco-asphyxiation?
16 posted on 12/22/2005 8:29:54 PM PST by msnimje (Political Correctness -- An OFFENSIVE attempt not to offend.)
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To: stocksthatgoup
What a coward, he didn't have the ca hones to face the consequences of his own behavior.
17 posted on 12/22/2005 8:31:43 PM PST by marty60
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To: stocksthatgoup

Is this a what a Democratic tax Cut looks like? This guy just saved taxpayers lots of money.


18 posted on 12/22/2005 8:31:58 PM PST by msnimje (Political Correctness -- An OFFENSIVE attempt not to offend.)
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To: stocksthatgoup
I trust this is true, but it comes from the Associated Press, infamous for puerile and mendacious boilerplate.
19 posted on 12/22/2005 8:33:09 PM PST by FreedomFarmer (I should be castrating hogs, but I got boared.)
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To: msnimje

Bad spelling on my part......I like yours!


20 posted on 12/22/2005 8:33:13 PM PST by BIGLOOK (I once opposed keelhauling but recently have come to my senses.)
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To: stocksthatgoup
There are hidden contradictions in the minds of people who "love Nature" while deploring the "artificialities" with which "Man has spoiled 'Nature.' " The obvious contradiction lies in their choice of words, which imply that Man and his artifacts are not part of "Nature", but beavers and their dams are. But the contradictions go deeper than this prima-facie absurdity. In declaring his love for a beaver dam (erected by beavers for beavers' purposes) and his hatred for dams erected by men (for the purposes of men) the "Naturist" reveals his hatred for his own race, i.e. his own self-hatred. In the case,of "Naturists" such self-hatred is understandable; they are such a sorry lot. But hatred is too strong an emotion to feel toward them; pity and contempt are the most they rate. As for me, willy-nilly I am a man, not a beaver, and H. sapiens is the only race I have or can have. Fortunately for me, I like being part of a race made up of men and women, it strikes me as a fine arrangement and perfectly "natural."

ROBERT HEINLEIN
21 posted on 12/22/2005 8:33:46 PM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Giving power and money to Congress is like giving liquor and car keys to teenage boys. - P.J. O'Rour)
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To: stocksthatgoup

Ariz. gets a drop in CO² emissions AND freash fertlier for Arizona soil. Win Win


22 posted on 12/22/2005 8:34:05 PM PST by Waco
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To: stocksthatgoup

"William C. Rodgers, 40, of Prescott, Ariz., suffocated after placing a plastic bag over his head..."



Interesting. He died the same way he thought the Earth would die, from too much carbon dioxide. Idiot.


23 posted on 12/22/2005 8:37:09 PM PST by HighWheeler (RATS hero is an impeached, dis-barred, lying, perjuring, cheating, lazy, cowardly sexual predator)
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To: stocksthatgoup

What a POS. Takes the cowards way out because he's too chicken to face justice for what he did? What a POS!


24 posted on 12/22/2005 8:39:23 PM PST by SW6906 (5 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, guns and ammunition.)
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To: marty60

I wouldn't be surprised if this guy thought for sure he would never get caught, and when he did he couldn't deal with it and became distraught. Of course, you have to be unhinged in the first place to become an ecoterrorist.


25 posted on 12/22/2005 8:39:31 PM PST by carl in alaska (Blog blog bloggin' on heaven's door.....Kerry's speeches are just one big snore.)
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To: marty60

Like minds and all that.......


26 posted on 12/22/2005 8:40:00 PM PST by SW6906 (5 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, guns and ammunition.)
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To: Onelifetogive

Oh well, too bad.


27 posted on 12/22/2005 8:40:00 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: stocksthatgoup
I've always suspected these "ELF"s were nutty.
But it ALMOST sounds like he offed himself to protect the ELF org.

Maybe he really believed he would be tortured to reveal names.

28 posted on 12/22/2005 8:40:44 PM PST by Zathras
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To: stocksthatgoup

A little extra nitrogen for the local landfill as well.


29 posted on 12/22/2005 8:42:29 PM PST by Kozak (Anti Shahada: " There is no God named Allah, and Muhammed is his False Prophet")
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To: stocksthatgoup

Falling out of a tree would be quicker. Another watermelon bites the dust.


30 posted on 12/22/2005 8:42:46 PM PST by Faraday
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To: stocksthatgoup

What a nice gift item for all of our "PETA" and democRAT type "friends"!

I suggest plastic because they are reusable and it'll save a tree, really.

Maybe with a couple of packets of Grape Kool-Aide?


31 posted on 12/22/2005 8:43:27 PM PST by porkchops 4 mahound ("Si vis pacem, para bellum", If you wish peace, prepare for war.)
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To: stocksthatgoup

That'll be 5 more plastic bags for the mental defetctives
to play with, please....The ones with the drawstrings...


32 posted on 12/22/2005 8:45:10 PM PST by Baby Driver
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To: FreedomFarmer

So he used plastic in his last act as a environazi ?

What a poser.....

What a feel good story !

He did do one thing right ... He saved the taxpaers a lot of money to spend building new homes and such with old growth trees vs feeding and housing his sorry butt in prison for the next 25 or so !!


34 posted on 12/22/2005 8:45:50 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: stocksthatgoup
I am not a morose person, but I would rather not be here. I don't have any reverence for life, only for the entities themselves. I would rather see a blank space where I am. This will sound like fruitcake stuff again but at least I wouldn't be harming anything.

Ingrid Newkirk
PETA President

The Washington Post
November 13, 1983
35 posted on 12/22/2005 8:47:06 PM PST by clyde asbury (Atomic Amish)
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"Bill"

He was 40.... That sounds very "adult", but of course only in 1995 - the primetime of alternative/grunge loserdom - he was a rockin' 30 years old, still down with "the scene".

Surely this must be categorized a teenage suicide, triggered by an epiphany of who he really was - an immature brat who had wasted his life pursuing false and useless passions, only to find his sad, unshaven face in a jail among criminals like himself.

Look at today's young rebels: the same spoiled, uninspired, medicated punks -- all out fighting Bush Oil and other synthetic enemies.

Doubtlessly, they will call this man, this 40-year-old boy, a "hero".

36 posted on 12/22/2005 8:47:41 PM PST by SteveMcKing ("No empire collapses because of technical reasons. They collapse because they are unnatural.")
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To: stocksthatgoup; Lijahsbubbe; aculeus; dighton; martin_fierro
William C. Rodgers, 40, of Prescott, Ariz., suffocated after placing a plastic bag over his head while in a one-person cell in Flagstaff, the Coconino County medical examiner said.

Hmmm, it doesn't actually say he was alone, only that he was in a one-person cell. Maybe it was suicide by overcrowding.

37 posted on 12/22/2005 8:47:46 PM PST by Thinkin' Gal (As it was in the days of NO...)
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To: stocksthatgoup
The Catalyst Infoshop - Rodgers' bookstore in Prescott.
38 posted on 12/22/2005 8:50:46 PM PST by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afganistan and Iraq))
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To: SteveMcKing

How long do you think it will be before the leftist whackjobs come out saying he was killed "for his beliefs" or some such rot like that? I bet it's already been mentioned on DU.


39 posted on 12/22/2005 8:59:56 PM PST by SW6906 (5 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, guns and ammunition.)
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To: stocksthatgoup
Guess this vigil site is a little out of date
40 posted on 12/22/2005 9:00:35 PM PST by stinkerpot65
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To: stocksthatgoup

Leaving plastic lying around like that isn't ecofriendly, but I guess we'll give him a pass on his guilty plea.


41 posted on 12/22/2005 9:14:20 PM PST by wildbill
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To: stocksthatgoup

Reminds me of a bumper sticker I saw once:

"Save the Planet, Kill Yourself"


42 posted on 12/22/2005 9:20:34 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (Alan Colmes is a traitor, I don't allow Hannity and Colmes on my TV.)
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Sounds to me like the guy offed himself to protect his terror cell. This is not exactly a foreign tactic to these people, and it is part of why we only have bits and pieces on them.


43 posted on 12/22/2005 9:23:43 PM PST by AZ_Cowboy ("Merry Christmas!")
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To: stocksthatgoup

He is now a GOOD eco-terrorist.


44 posted on 12/22/2005 9:28:14 PM PST by jazusamo
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To: stocksthatgoup

I love great news just in time for the holidays. I suppose that he was worried that Santa would be leaving him an Escalante sized heap of coal in his stocking this year and wanted to avoid the clean-up. Glad to see he chose the environmentally responsible plastic bag to do himself with, but he loses points for leaving behind a potentially hazardous heap of organic matter for others to clean up.


45 posted on 12/22/2005 9:28:53 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth (The problem with being a 'big tent' Party is that the clowns are seated with the paying customers.)
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I'm shocked the Darwin Awards have not come up yet.


46 posted on 12/22/2005 9:31:03 PM PST by AZ_Cowboy ("Merry Christmas!")
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That was probably it! The man dreamed of a pile of coal and promptly snapped, coming to the realization that Santa Claus was actually a shill for the mining industry and looked too much like Dick Cheney for comfort!


47 posted on 12/22/2005 9:32:44 PM PST by AZ_Cowboy ("Merry Christmas!")
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To: stocksthatgoup
William C. Rodgers, 40, of Prescott, Ariz., suffocated after placing a plastic bag over his head while in a one-person cell in Flagstaff, the Coconino County medical examiner said.

Sounds like waterboarding.

Self-waterboarding.

48 posted on 12/22/2005 9:36:52 PM PST by oldbrowser (Release the Barrett Report)
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I had much the same thought (but who can really know for certain what motivates such an act, especially if no note was left behind)... It likely would not have been due to remorse at his eco-terror activities, because the typical terrorist is proud of his acts, and not regretful or ashamed of them. Rather, there might have been the motive of protecting the 'network', possibly coupled with a desire to go out as a 'martyr' to the cause...


49 posted on 12/22/2005 9:43:40 PM PST by The Electrician ("Government is the only enterprise in the world which expands in size when its failures increase.")
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To: oldbrowser

His relatives and loved ones, if any, are going to have a rotten Christmas, with this suicide hanging over them. Selfish, inconsiderate, mentally-ill jerk.


50 posted on 12/22/2005 9:43:56 PM PST by Ciexyz (Let us always remember, the Lord is in control.)
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