Saturday, February 19, 2005

Greenpeace Protesters Encounter Reality

The Timesonline reports that a group of Greenpeace protesters, intent on disrupting business at the International Petroleum Exchange (IPE) were set upon by the traders and bitchslapped unmercifully.
We bit off more than we could chew. They were just Cockney barrow boy spivs. Total thugs,” one protester said, rubbing his bruised skull. “I’ve never seen anyone less amenable to listening to our point of view.
Maybe they would have been more "amenable" if the Greenpeacers hadn't behaved like complete jackasses:
They made their way to the trading floor, blowing whistles and sounding fog horns, encountering little resistance from security guards. Rape alarms were tied to helium balloons to float to the ceiling and create noise out of reach. The IPE conducts “open outcry” trading where deals are shouted across the pit. By making so much noise, the protesters hoped to paralyse trading.
Every once in a while the Universe asserts its own rough brand of justice. Stupidity has never been a survival trait.

Via The Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler