February 18, 2005

"Sod Off, Swampy"

That from a British oil trader to a Greenpeace volunteer after the oil traders kicked the shit out of a Greenpeace commando group who invaded the floor of the oil exchange.

If this wasn't reported in the Times of London I would have thought it was a joke.

one protester said, rubbing his bruised skull. “I’ve never seen anyone less amenable to listening to our point of view.”

Damn, I wish I had been there to see that one.

Posted by Random Penseur at February 18, 2005 01:43 PM
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As would I, RP, as would I. I particularly loved the protester's phrasing of violently invading a place of commerce as "listening to our point of view."

One wonders if perhaps the Poles' problem in World War II was that they were not "amenable to listening to the point of view" of the Nazis and Soviets.

Posted by: Andrew Cusack at February 19, 2005 02:21 PM

I'll have to remember that - Sod off!

Posted by: Mark at February 22, 2005 07:49 AM
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