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Eco-Terrorism On Orcas
Island Guardian ^ | 03/17/2008 | not stated

Posted on 03/19/2008 2:06:34 AM PDT by caveat emptor

03/17/2008: "Eco-Terrorism On Orcas" ”I did it to punish the rich white people of Orcas Island and make them pay for the death of the whales and the depletion of the rain forests” -Mondragon

Gabriel Thomas Mondragon, 29 years old, who recently arrived from New Mexico, explained to Sheriff’s Deputies that in an attempt to make the people on Orcas “suffer just like the whales and trees”, he attempted to use a tree limbing saw -on a metal pole- to cut through a 69,000 volt power line.

(Excerpt) Read more at islandguardian.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: crackpot; darwinaward; ecoterrorism; ecoterrorist; environmentalism; gabrielmondragon; luna; mondragon; newmexico; nm; opalco; orcas; orcasisland; shaw; stuckonstupid; whale; whales


...Being well informed on the power of high voltage power lines, Mondragon cleverly put on several pair of latex dishwashing gloves to isolate him from electrocution, and proceeded to touch saw to power line.
1 posted on 03/19/2008 2:06:35 AM PDT by caveat emptor
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To: caveat emptor

Definitely high on the list for the Darwin awards this year.


2 posted on 03/19/2008 2:09:26 AM PDT by Aussiebabe
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To: Aussiebabe

He survived, albeit with his clothes on fire. We have no way of knowing if he’s already reproduced.

If he hasn’t- he may find a way to do something lethally stupid in the future, thus establishing eligibility.


3 posted on 03/19/2008 2:12:54 AM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: caveat emptor

How long will it be for this genius to have his lawyer sue the utility for allowing him to be able to break in to destroy the facility and get hurt in the process?


4 posted on 03/19/2008 2:15:55 AM PDT by MarkT
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To: Riley
Although, the story did say he suffered 2nd and 3rd degree burns below his waist to unknown parts! LOL
5 posted on 03/19/2008 2:16:26 AM PDT by Aussiebabe
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To: caveat emptor
"I did it to punish the rich white people of Orcas Island and make them pay for the death of the whales and the depletion of the rain forests” -

Anyone see any mention of a hate crime anwywhere in there? Didn't think so.
6 posted on 03/19/2008 2:22:36 AM PDT by CaspersGh0sts
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To: caveat emptor

I spent a summer in the ‘80s ferrying between Orcas and Friday Harbor. Spectacular place, the San Juans. I hope they don’t become Moonbat Central.


7 posted on 03/19/2008 2:24:34 AM PDT by JennysCool (They all say they want change, but they’re really after folding money.)
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To: caveat emptor; admin

Truly, this article/post is such a “gem”, it needs a better teaser in the post header. How about something like “Enviro-nut meets Darwin?”... Seriously, I almost didn’t read it and it’s the funniest thing I’ve read this morning so far.


8 posted on 03/19/2008 2:42:42 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Aussiebabe

Honorable Mention, anyway ...


9 posted on 03/19/2008 2:55:54 AM PDT by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .....)
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To: Aussiebabe
Although, the story did say he suffered 2nd and 3rd degree burns below his waist to unknown parts! LOL

Jack be nimble
Jack be quick
Jack burned off his *********
10 posted on 03/19/2008 3:00:52 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Satisfaction was my sin)
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To: caveat emptor
Being well informed on the power of high voltage power lines, Mondragon cleverly put on several pair of latex dishwashing gloves to isolate him from electrocution, and proceeded to touch saw to power line.

Mondragon was found laying on his back some distance from the line, his pants had been on fire, where they had burned away from his hips down. His gloves had partially melted, and he had “first, second and third degree burns’ on various parts of his body.

Priceless!

11 posted on 03/19/2008 3:32:35 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: caveat emptor

12 posted on 03/19/2008 3:35:34 AM PDT by E Rocc (Resident smartass and Myspace Freepers group moderator. (http://groups.myspace.com/freepers))
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To: caveat emptor
he wanted to protest “the death of Luna the whale"

Yeah, I wake up in tears about Luna the whale just about every day.

13 posted on 03/19/2008 3:37:18 AM PDT by humblegunner (™)
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To: Aussiebabe

Since he did not die, he cannot get the Darwin Award.

But they should give him the electric chair, and if they do, I would be willing to put him on the list.


14 posted on 03/19/2008 3:49:26 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Brilliant

He can get the Darwin award if he’s eliminated his ability to reproduce!


15 posted on 03/19/2008 3:52:51 AM PDT by E.Allen
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To: Brilliant; Aussiebabe

>>Since he did not die, he cannot get the Darwin Award.

BZZZZT! Sorry, thanks for playing.

He is eligible if the event creates a situation such that he cannot reproduce. We need a medical update to fully determine the situation here. It seems quite likely this might be the rare, but not unheard of, case of a non-fatal Darwinian event.

There was a case a few years ago where a guy didn’t have a fuse for some aspect of his truck, and used a .22 round as a field expedient fix. Said round heated due to its resistance in the circuit, went off, and hit him in the privates, taking out one rock. Nearly a non-fatal Darwinian event, but not quite, thanks to the redundancy built in to that particular bodily system


16 posted on 03/19/2008 3:54:53 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Guns themselves are fairly robust; their chief enemies are rust and politicians) (NRA)
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To: RandallFlagg
Mondragon was found laying on his back some distance from the line, his pants had been on fire, where they had burned away from his hips down.

Weenie roast.

17 posted on 03/19/2008 4:01:59 AM PDT by 6SJ7
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To: caveat emptor
Police are still discussing whether to charge him with AC or DC...
18 posted on 03/19/2008 4:18:56 AM PDT by Jonah Hex ("How'd you get that scar, mister?" "Nicked myself shaving.")
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To: caveat emptor
Attaboy Mondragon - next time stand in a water puddle.
19 posted on 03/19/2008 4:26:18 AM PDT by shove_it (and have a nice day)
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To: caveat emptor

Here’s how you end this BS. Terrorists caught in the act should be tortured to give up the names of their comrades. Once this information is obtained the terrorist is summarily executed in public by a shot to the head. His accomplises are then rounded up for trial.


20 posted on 03/19/2008 4:29:53 AM PDT by Hacklehead (Crush the liberals, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of the hippies.)
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To: caveat emptor
WOW someone to give Al Gore competition for the Next Nobel Prize.
I read one post that there is no knowledge as to this person having already reproduced.
Lets hope not. The morons already far outweigh the rest of us.....
21 posted on 03/19/2008 4:47:35 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Patriot Guard Riders - Standing for those that stood for us.)
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To: caveat emptor

This racist, eco-terrorist gets his comeuppance due to his complete stupidity. It just goes to show, he really is a clueless feeb.


22 posted on 03/19/2008 4:54:26 AM PDT by Malsua
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To: CaspersGh0sts

Chances are he is also white.


23 posted on 03/19/2008 5:04:43 AM PDT by arthurus
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To: Caipirabob

I kind of favor “Enviro-Nut Waves to Darwin”.


24 posted on 03/19/2008 5:10:00 AM PDT by MortMan (Those who stand for nothing fall for anything. - Alexander Hamilton)
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To: caveat emptor

priceless.


25 posted on 03/19/2008 8:10:48 AM PDT by vox_freedom (John 16:2 yea, the hour cometh, that whosoever killeth you, will think that he doth a service to God)
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26 posted on 03/19/2008 8:26:02 AM PDT by sionnsar (trad-anglican.faithweb.com |Iran Azadi| 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | UN: Useless Nations)
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To: JennysCool

Too late. It’s full of trustafarians.


27 posted on 03/19/2008 9:22:47 AM PDT by bigfootbob
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To: arthurus

“Chances are he is also white.”

Very unlikely. Both Gabriel and Mondragon are Spanish names. Thomas is typically spelled Tomas in Spanish, but it’s not exactly an atypical variation.


28 posted on 03/19/2008 10:00:18 AM PDT by CaspersGh0sts
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To: caveat emptor

We sure seem to attract them.


29 posted on 03/19/2008 6:16:26 PM PDT by Vicki (Washington State where anyone can vote .... illegals, non-residents, dead people, dogs, felons)
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To: Hacklehead

Well this fanatic obviously had at least one accomplice. One or more of his pals had to drive him to the substation, and obviously drove off and left him when he was doing his melt down routine... One would think they should be eligible for some criminal charges as well.
Too bad the lineman who found him didn’t plug him back in for a bit and finish the job.


31 posted on 03/24/2008 12:03:22 AM PDT by mongrell
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