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UC Police remove supplies from tree-sitters platforms at Memorial Stadium (Berkeley)
The Mercury News ^ | February 19, 2008 | Kristin Bender

Posted on 02/19/2008 9:18:05 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

BERKELEY - Two men climbed into trees at the University of California, Berkeley oak grove this morning and tossed down supplies used by tree sitters, a grove spokesman said early Tuesday. The tree sitters themselves had not been removed by 8 a.m.

Doug Buckwald, who has been involved with the tree sit since it started in December 2006, said two men climbed into an oak tree and a redwood tree and tossed food, water and other supplies used by tree sitters onto the ground. It was not immediately clear if ropes and pullies were being cut as well. The tree sitters yelled "extraction, extraction" as the goods fell to the ground at least 40 feet below, Buckwald said.

A group of people have been living in the trees for more than a year to protest the university's plan to build a $125 million sports training center on the site. The plan is tied up in court and a decision on three lawsuits - including one from Save the Oaks and one from the City of Berkeley - isn't expected until at least late spring or early summer.

The university has promised to plant three trees for every tree that is removed but tree sitters and their supporters are against that idea because they say many of the existing trees are old and mature.

The university over the last few months has put up two chain-link fences to prevent people from going in and out of the tree grove but tree sitters have set up an elaborate rope and pulley system to get food, water and other supplies into the grove.

A UC Berkeley spokesman was not immediately available for comment this morning.

(Excerpt) Read more at mercurynews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: berkeley; birkenstockers; envirowackos; treehuggers
Symptomatic of the craziness in that area. Why don't the police just arrest these idiots for trespassing?
1 posted on 02/19/2008 9:18:26 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"The university has promised to plant three trees for every tree that is removed but tree sitters and their supporters are against that idea because they say many of the existing trees are old and mature."

I wonder how the tree sitters feel about human euthanasia.

2 posted on 02/19/2008 9:21:51 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“The tree sitters yelled “extraction, extraction” as the goods fell to the ground at least 40 feet below,”

The warning call of the ignoramus liberali. Shhh... don’t scare them!


3 posted on 02/19/2008 9:25:07 AM PST by Kirkwood
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The tree sitters yelled "extraction, extraction"

I wonder what they would yell if you pulled their head out of their butt.

4 posted on 02/19/2008 9:27:21 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The tree sitters yelled "extraction, extraction"

I'm waiting for someone on the ground to yell "Timber, timber"......

5 posted on 02/19/2008 9:28:06 AM PST by Hot Tabasco ( Donít go messing with Smokey Taylor. He just bought a whole bunch of fresh ammo.)
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To: Kirkwood

the tree sitters need to be exfiltrated to the antarctica with speedos and tanning lotion.


6 posted on 02/19/2008 9:28:08 AM PST by robomatik (Wine plug: RenascentVineyards.com (Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The tree sitters must be wondering what they’re doing up a tree; when the good times are happening down by the USMC recruiting center.


7 posted on 02/19/2008 9:28:14 AM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Did these idiots even ASK the trees if it was okay to sit in them? They need to be arrested and charged with ass-ault. After all, trees have rights, too you know.


8 posted on 02/19/2008 9:28:42 AM PST by WayneS (Don't Blame Me, I voted for Kodos!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
A group of people have been living in the trees for more than a year

And where does all the feces and urine land? On the tree. Disgusting.

9 posted on 02/19/2008 9:29:01 AM PST by Centurion2000 (su - | chown -740 us ./base | kill -9 | cd / | rm -r)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
These apes are living in trees, as a form of protest. They presumably do not descend to ground level for the duration of said protest.

Some Questions:

Do they simply "void" up there in the tree? Is there an accumulation of "hippie guano" at the base of the tree? Do their "friends" on the outside send them empty buckets, for later retrieval when full?

10 posted on 02/19/2008 9:29:21 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

One can only wonder why the sitters didn’t attack the interlopers and save their food?

One wonders who were the interlopers?

Is the platform public property? could I be an interloper. Would it violate any law?


11 posted on 02/19/2008 9:33:36 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Never say never (there'll be a VP you'll like))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Liberal thinking:

Save trees and kill unborn children.


12 posted on 02/19/2008 9:36:52 AM PST by i_dont_chat (Your choice if you take offense.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Coincidentally, I just happened to have some business there in the area about 4 days ago and took a walk on the back side of campus up Grizzy Peak while I was there. Unbeknownst to the hippies down below, I found this "tree murder" site up at the peak complete with an axe throwing target that was obviously used by University personnel. That was good for a chuckle.

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13 posted on 02/19/2008 9:37:38 AM PST by Sax
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A 55 gallon drum of Round Up at the base of the tree will take care of this problem.


14 posted on 02/19/2008 9:37:50 AM PST by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just strip the bark off the trees and let the tree sitters protect their “dead” trees.


15 posted on 02/19/2008 9:38:28 AM PST by joshhiggins
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obviously, these tree sitters feel as one with the trees..
They wish to save or share their fate...
I can live with that, if they can..

The tree sitters are opposed to the trees being cut down to make way for construction..
So don’t cut down the trees....
HONOR the wishes of the tree sitters..

Burn the trees down..

Set small fires at the base of the trees and let the sitters decide..


16 posted on 02/19/2008 9:39:44 AM PST by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: ConservaTexan; All

I was thinking the sound of a freshly fired up chainsaw. It makes one heck of a noise that can not be mistaken for anything else...


17 posted on 02/19/2008 9:42:26 AM PST by TMSuchman (American by birth Rebel by choice, MARINE by act of GOD!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have a simpler idea: inform the “tree sitters” that the trees they are in will be cut down in 10 minutes, with or without them......... see if they really have the courage of their nutjob convictions and start the landclearing at the same time!!!


18 posted on 02/19/2008 9:43:07 AM PST by Enchante (Democrats: we'll send Pelosi and Brezinski to Damascus, that's our foreign policy!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Aren’t Berkeley police mandated to make protection of lefty protestors their #1 priority?

Could the university and possibly the city itself be getting nervous about the possibility of a dry government tit?


19 posted on 02/19/2008 9:46:38 AM PST by Califreak (Hangin' with Hunter-under the bus "Dread and Circuses")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Better yet, build paint ball gun stands and combine with a fund raiser to help pay the cost of dealing with nuts.

$5 for 20 shots.

Heck, if this was in Texas they might even pay for the new building before they were gone.


20 posted on 02/19/2008 9:56:07 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: river rat

send up some fire ants!


21 posted on 02/19/2008 9:58:45 AM PST by austinaero
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To: Hot Tabasco
Just starting a chain saw by surprise should be enough to make these creeps soil themselves.
22 posted on 02/19/2008 10:01:18 AM PST by Petronski (I didn't leave the GOP. The GOP left me.)
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To: thackney

Great Idea!


23 posted on 02/19/2008 10:02:14 AM PST by Hazcat (We won an immigration BATTLE, the WAR is not over. Be ever vigilant.)
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To: Sax

That’s Tilden Park in those pics.


24 posted on 02/19/2008 10:11:01 AM PST by Rudder
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To: Rudder

It was just across the street from the park, first shot was facing SSW. The second pic was facing WSW from the peak. If you look closely, you can see the city of Berkeley through the fog.


25 posted on 02/19/2008 10:17:22 AM PST by Sax
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What really stinks is that there are world leaders laughing at the way we coddle these stinking parasites.


26 posted on 02/19/2008 10:32:58 AM PST by NRA1995 (Bill Clinton: HILLARY!'s other big ass)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Can’t wait until these 2 are given government jobs with the next Hillobama administration.


27 posted on 02/19/2008 10:34:19 AM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Can’t wait until these 2 are given government jobs with the next Hillobama administration.


28 posted on 02/19/2008 10:34:28 AM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: Sax

I thought it looked familiar. I used to work right next to there at the Animal Behavior Research Station.


29 posted on 02/19/2008 10:47:48 AM PST by Rudder
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To: ConservaTexan
Toradon baby.just drill a hole and pour some in,or just spray the tree with Crossbow either way dead tree with no grass kill
30 posted on 02/19/2008 11:10:25 AM PST by rednekelmo
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To: Sax

If I was good enough with Photo Shop I would transpose a picture of a Marine Corps A-10 approaching the Berkeley “Monkey Island” and add the caption “Target acquired.”


31 posted on 02/19/2008 11:58:45 AM PST by NaughtiusMaximus (Refusing to calm down since the Waco massacre.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I have a creative solution to rid UC of a couple of problems:


32 posted on 02/19/2008 12:23:51 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media.)
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To: PA Engineer
How about a ceremonial fire around the trunk of each tree. Return them to carbon
33 posted on 02/19/2008 12:30:06 PM PST by We Dare Defend Our Rights
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To: Enchante

Reminds me of the fool who decided she could stand in front of an Israeli bulldozer with impunity... she died... LOL


34 posted on 02/19/2008 2:48:11 PM PST by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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