Skip to comments.BERKELEY: Protesting UC policies, students take to tree
Posted on 04/24/2007 7:38:11 AM PDT by SmithL
UC Berkeley's pending biofuels research deal with oil industry giant BP sparked members of various activist groups on campus to work together, said Matthew Taylor, a spokesman for the coalition.
"Every generation goes through a loss of innocence, recognizing this huge gap between the ideal and the reality," he said. "BP just pushed it over the edge.
"BP was the straw that broke the camel's back and then there was a lot of stuff on the back to begin with, such as nuclear weapons, military recruiters on campus and inadequate wages paid to custodians.
"We seek to democratize the university."
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These are different trees than the ones that UC is planning to remove to make room for the Athletic Center.
A future Bill Clintoon at work here...........
I bet, in more ways than you intended.......
Just a guess but I am guessing it is those entities that are paying for these folks to go to college on a free ride.
Looks like they put in a "c" and dropped the "m".
Anybody got a chain saw?
And you know somewhere, there are students studying hard at other Cal universities going “great, and you didn’t admit me but THESE IDIOTS got in??
I wonder how much these fake birds damage their trees with all this fake nest making. They are laughable.
So, UC Berkeley is not politically correct because they are entering into a biofuels research project with the oil company BP? Even if you accept the thoughtless position that, by definition, an oil company is evil, wouldn’t it be a good thing is an evil oil company is doing research in alternative fuels? And maybe some of that wonderful Berkeley compassion and political correctness will rub off onto BP as a result?
I think this is an example of how attitudes harden about issues. In this case, BP is defined as evil, even though they want to be involved in alternative energy research. You can see how the BP executives would say “screw it” or words to that affect, if it appears that no matter what they do, they are caricatured as the evil oil company by these Berkeley people.
I would pay real money to see somebody take a go at that tree with a chainsaw.
I would pay real money to see somebody take a go at that tree with a chainsaw.Why go after the tree? This isn't it's fault. If a dog has fleas, we don't shoot it.
I'd recommend an air spray with nice warm soapy water.
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