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I disagree. Discovery is hugely responsible for what is happening and their ineffective programming must be protested and dealt with. The time for
pussy-footing around the subject is done. It's time to protest them until they start changing their stupid message. They ARE glorifying the damned
fishermen who are overfishing the planet and I would think that you would see that for yourself instead of defending them.
These people are harmful to the planet. Them and their glorifying of civilization and it's machinery. All they are intested in is SELLING stuff. I'm
not interested in their greedy, corporate profits. They have to get on board with saving the planet and I'd better start seeing some REAL improvement in
the news that things are changing. If not, then they can get the hell out of the television business altogether.
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Jan 25 08 4:46 PM
If your proposals were written anything like your posts (with the tone, etc) then I am certain they were not well received. Their message is not stupid and
very effective... and they are not glorifying the damned fishermen who are overfishing.... those on the deadliest catch stick to quotas. Quotas are in place
so fish are not overfished. What is not being covered is the international vessels that are fishing illegally and over harvesting - not the ones their
programming because they are being observed by several Federal and State natural resource agencies. For profit companies are to be greedy because their sole
existence is to make money. But, if you look at Discovery as a whole they are a very solid company with a modest operating budget, great corporate
sponsorship of hundreds of non-profits, they are working on LEED-Green Certification and they do so much for their employees and Silver Spring - we
wouldn't have a downtown if it wasn't for Discovery. Enjoy your protest that is unneccessary and just plain crazy.
I don't care what 'laws' are there that say that just because they go by quotas that means it's ok. But what they are doing is a symptom of
the disease that is part of civilization. It's a small part, but it's still damaging to the environment. Look at the state of the world and never mind
what the laws allow. The laws 'allow' people to drive cars that cause pollution, right? So apparently, the laws favor the auto manufacturers over the
planet, and how can that be good?
The Discovery has no excuse and money should not be an excuse for them. The world is at stake, did \I tell you that? Their Green Certification doesn't mean
anything to me. It's a worthless piece of paper if you ask me.
And if it wasn't for Discovery, maybe the Silver Spring area would have less 'development' where the whole area grows into a city at the expense of
Jan 25 08 4:49 PM
Really? Level with me. Are you really committed to this cause,as flawed as it is, or are you just a publicity whore? Becuase, if you were not a whore, I
would hate to say that you are the type of uninformed, ass-hat that gives real conservationists, a bad name. I'm just saying.
Oh, and before you start slamming that "Planet Green" show again, according Discovery's website, "Planet Green" is not a program, it
is a soon to be website and network.
I saw the Planet Green site. More bullshit about recycling. It seems to me that recycling itself is not going to save the planet, IS IT NOW? Corporations,
however, reap tremendous savings in recycling garbage back into all-important PRODUCT. So damn that 'show', because that's all it is.
Jan 25 08 4:55 PM
you crazy Mfin' diamond.
As much as I wanted to be serious and give this guy a mental throttling, I just couldn't take him seriously. So I tip my hat to you Mfer for a brilliant
As for you Lee...I really want to know if you are serious or just looking for exposure. Seriously, just tell us now; I am a very petty person, so if
don't come clean now I wind up spending my weekend with a bottle of Templeton's Rye, drunk dialing, and making fun of you to anyone who will listen.
Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go and work on my rippeling abs. OH YEAH!!!
Of course, this subject needs as much exposure as it can get. The more the better. But, you are probably asking me that because it seems like I might just
want attention myself. But why the hell would I risk the wrath of the networks by burning bridges? It's really not about me. It's about the pandas,
lions, giraffes, dung beetles, worms, cockroaches, mice, eagles, sharks, whales, and don't forget about the gorillas not to mention the squirrels. Yes,
even the numerous squirrels.
Jan 25 08 4:57 PM
There is no mention of saving the planet using Daniel Quinn's ideas. This is unsatisfactory and probably as effective as their "Animal Planet"
show. More useless, useless, TRASH!
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I want to know what creatures are being negatively impacted from the development? Squirrels, Sparrows, Finches, Woodpeckers, Salamanders? Do you have a
species list or are you going off of your gut feeling? The species in the Washington, DC Metro area are suffering more from stray, feral and roaming pets
than development - are you protesting the Humane Societies of the area to capture these pets and place them into loving homes? This would certainly help to
save the planet, since it is at stake.
Are you saying you do not drive, take public transportation, live with electricity, running water and eat food? Of course you do, you have to live and living
produces waste and by products. No civilization has ever lived in harmony with the environment, there has always been some strain on the system that caused
an imbalance. I know the planet is at stake, but I also know the science that goes into gauging such and have full confidence in it. You don't need to
tell me that, I certainly do need you to inform me of this - I am more intouch with what is going on than you - but unlike you I work every day to make
changes and bring people closer to our wild places and mother nature. You are not bringing people together, you strive to divide which will make you message
I do not know why you cannot see that the people posting here are trying to help you, offer guidance and point you in more fruitful endeavors. We are not the
enemy, we are logical professionals that want to see you succeed, but not with a protest on a company that is doing good and have a strong corporate
conscious. Discovery is clearly not the enemy. You should set up a booth in downtown Silver Spring and invite passersby and others over to your booth to
learn how they can save the planet in their daily lives. Yelling at a building and harrassing their intelligent and hard working employees will not get you
anything except police attention.
Lee, Save the Planet just take a different course - it will pay off in dividends because you don't have any platform, science, or truths to stand on.
Nope. This is happening. Why does it bother YOU that I'm protesting the Discovery Channel?? Do you work there? Like I said, if NO ONE agrees with me,
I'll be standing there all alone like a fool and then I'll leave and you'll not hear from me again. The public will have spoken that they are happy
with the Discovery Channel and that's IT.
I am sort of setting up a booth downtown Silver Spring. Right in front of the Discovery Channel. So I'm following your advice. You should be happy about
I am LOOKING for solutions so that we may not NEED electricity and all that stuff. But the question is not so much that we use that stuff, but rather, WHY are
we continually building more and more of those things? When we run out of land, we build 'up.' And up and up and UP! How high can we go? Until every
square inch is covered by concrete and farmland? Then it will really be too late.
The Discovery Channel has really fooled you good. Bravo.
Jan 29 08 3:04 PM
In all seriousness Lee, listen to "wildforwildlife." I was busting your chops last week, but really I though this "protest" was about you
needing publicity. I believe now that you are serious; and while your expression and desire to better the condition of the planet is justified, you are being
foolish and irrational. The world needs balance (go rent the movie Koyaanisqatsi) and you need a direction and a venue to aid in achieving that balance.
Please, do not go through with this. Discovery is not the enemy; you will make yourself look like an idiot and come away feeling disenchanted, and likely not
to act in a positive, well thought out way toward your cause. And that my friend, will truly be a tragedy.
Discovery is the enemy. They must be protested into saving the planet and reducing their propaganda. But if you feel that this is wrong, then don't
show up. You're welcome to stay at home and watch TV or do whatever it is you do.
And if I look like an idiot, so what? But I won't fail in this. This is going to happen and Discovery is going to change their course and start saving the
planet. I will never personally feel like an idiot for trying.
Jan 29 08 3:06 PM
Also, stop mentioning Daniel Quinn... I highly doubt he would agree with your position.
How do you KNOW that? He'll have to tell me that himself to my face. But even he can't stop it now.
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