I've been compiling a list of people and/or groups who are planning events meant to disrupt the RNC convention. So far, they're a benign bunch who want to ring bells and shout NO! in unison.
But not this bunch of anarchist
bq. Internet-using anarchists are telling would-be troublemakers to decoy specially trained Labrador retrievers with gunpowder or ammonium nitrate-laced tablets in a bid to halt trains or even spur the evacuation of Madison Square Garden.
The peace-loving protesters think that endangering the public is the best way to get their point across? Well, I shouldn't be surprised. After all, they thrive on self-centeredness. Everything is about them. As long as their goals are fulfilled and their sense of self-satisfaction is bloated yet again, it doesn't matter how many people are inconvenienced along the way.
bq. The dog decoy ploy is the among most insidious in the fringe groups' bag of tricks - which includes throwing marbles under the hooves of police horses and using slingshots to pelt the animals.
So, animal cruelty is ok as long as it's for a good cause? Their arrogance knows no bounds.
bq. "They're trying to use up our resources with false alarms. ... The sensitive dogs would become burned out with too many alerts," said a police source.
With all the alerts we've received in the past few days, with the knowledge that al Qaeda is still gunning for us and has the election season in mind for something, these idiots would sabotage the efforts of the police to keep this city safe just for...for what? To evacuate the convention? What will that prove? What message does that send? It's not like it's going to stop the official nomination from happening.
Oh, I see. They're like kids pulling a fire alarm during school. Lots of giggles, a notch in the belt, ride the wave of ego-boosting backslaps for a few days.
Except this isn't some school monitor they're messing with. This is a police department that's trying their best to keep a city that's already faced two terrorist attacks safe from harm.
bq. After being alerted to the gunpowder posting, investigators uncovered Internet mentions of dispersing traces of ammonium nitrate on the trains.
Ammonium nitrate is one of the most common farm fertilizers in the world. The dogs are trained to detect the fertilizer because it has been used in major bombings, from the 1993 World Trade Center attack to Oklahoma City to Bali, Indonesia.
They call themselves activists? I thought activists did things that were constructive. Look at the difference you're making! Panic in the streets of New York! Yea, that's
going to change the world.
But I don't expect that they will ever understand anything except their own wants, needs and goals. Damn the safety of the citizens, full speed ahead. Pacifists these days.
The Dude: And, you know, he's got emotional problems, man.
Walter Sobchak: You mean... beyond pacifism?
I apologize for confusing anarchists with other protesters. The other protesters will not be doing anything at all to disrupt the lives of New Yorkers, disrupt traffic, disrupt the convention or give extra work to the NYPD. Only the anarchists - who are not peace loving people, I'll admit to that - will be engaging in any kind of organized disobedience that will inconvenience the people and the police.
So sorry about that.
Anarchists are not peaceniks. Got it.