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Berkeley Tree Sitter Falls (Man Suffers Broken Arm And Leg)
NBC11 ^ | November 12, 2007

Posted on 11/12/2007 3:04:50 PM PST by nickcarraway

BERKELEY, Calif. -- On Sunday evening a Memorial Oak Grove tree-sitter fell from the supply-line that is used to ferry food, water and people into and out of the tree-sit protest.

The traverse-line was created after the university erected a fence around the tree-sitters and spans from a tree inside the fenced in area to a tree outside the fence.

Nathaniel Hill, the fallen tree-sitter, was moving on the traverse line to meet his father, Carl Hill, who had come from the east coast to visit his son.

Hill was taken to Highland Hospital where he was treated for a broken arm above the wrist and a broken leg above the ankle.

"If the University had not put up the fence this wouldn't have happened," said Zachary Running Wolf, the organizer of the tree sit-in. "They created this situation where we have to move in and out of the grove on that traverse line."

University spokesman Dan Mogulof says the fall is not the university's fault.

"The accident is very regrettable but to state the obvious, completely avoidable," he said. "Things like this wouldn't happen if people who are illegally occupying university property were obeying the law."

Meanwhile, Judge Barbara Miller is set to render her decision any day on the legality of the university's expansion plans for the area.

The university also recently built a second fence surrounding the grove.

UC Police Chief Victoria Harrison said that the school built the new fence as a security measure prior to the forcible removal of the protesters from the trees.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: California
KEYWORDS: activism; berkeley; beserkeley; lol; moonbat; oops; raatcrime; ratcrime; treehuggers; trees; treesitters; uc
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1 posted on 11/12/2007 3:04:52 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: martin_fierro

ping


2 posted on 11/12/2007 3:05:38 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Oh, how sad.


3 posted on 11/12/2007 3:05:54 PM PST by Tax-chick ("How inscrutable are His judgments and how unsearchable His ways!")
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To: nickcarraway

Trying hard not to snicker...


4 posted on 11/12/2007 3:06:45 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (Some people are like slinkys, the idea of them tumbling down a flight of stairs makes you smile.)
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To: nickcarraway

Newtons Law applies to everything above the ground.


5 posted on 11/12/2007 3:07:11 PM PST by TOneocon (The reason there is so much poverty is because of the uneven distribution of capitalism...Rush)
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To: nickcarraway
"If the University had not put up the fence this wouldn't have happened,"

Indeed...kudos to the university.

6 posted on 11/12/2007 3:07:37 PM PST by NittanyLion
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To: nickcarraway
"If the University had not put up the fence this wouldn't have happened," said Zachary Running Wolf, the organizer of the tree sit-in

Zachary Running Wolf? A relative of Ward Churchill, no doubt.

7 posted on 11/12/2007 3:07:51 PM PST by Mr. Mojo (“Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors and miss.")
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To: SandyInSeattle

I think they need to build an electric fence with a roof.


8 posted on 11/12/2007 3:07:57 PM PST by Ingtar (The LDS problem that Romney is facing is not his religion, but his Lacking Decisive Stands.)
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To: nickcarraway; Tax-chick; SandyInSeattle

My prayers for the tree.


9 posted on 11/12/2007 3:08:13 PM PST by Enterprise (Those who "betray us" also "Betray U.S." They're called DEMOCRATS!)
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To: nickcarraway
Does anyone know what these people do for a living?

OR, are we supporting them?

In God We Trust.....Semper Fi

10 posted on 11/12/2007 3:09:11 PM PST by North Coast Conservative ( Are you a sheepdog, or a sheep?)
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To: Enterprise

LOL!


11 posted on 11/12/2007 3:09:30 PM PST by Tax-chick ("How inscrutable are His judgments and how unsearchable His ways!")
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To: Tax-chick

He went to be with “Mother Earth”.


12 posted on 11/12/2007 3:11:37 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: nickcarraway

awwww did that big bad tree hurt the wittle boy?
bad tree bad tree.


13 posted on 11/12/2007 3:12:04 PM PST by donnab (saving liberals brains....one moron at a time.)
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To: nickcarraway

Did anyone hear him?


14 posted on 11/12/2007 3:12:38 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember 10/10/07 and the birth of the American politburo.)
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To: nickcarraway
I'll Get Your Hippy Outta Dat Twee,,hehehehe... Image and video hosting by TinyPic
15 posted on 11/12/2007 3:12:42 PM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: North Coast Conservative

They probably live off lecturing after their episode in the tree.


16 posted on 11/12/2007 3:13:26 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
"If the University had not put up the fence this wouldn't have happened," said Zachary Running Wolf, the organizer of the tree sit-in. "They created this situation where we have to move in and out of the grove on that traverse line."

I'm sure it would never occur to this left wing buffoon that someone could not have fallen from a tree they weren't illegally in!
17 posted on 11/12/2007 3:14:09 PM PST by rottndog (Four decades and counting.....and "middle aged" no where in sight!)
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To: nickcarraway

Imagine how much better the tree feels.


18 posted on 11/12/2007 3:14:39 PM PST by Constantine XIII (THE CAKE IS A LIE)
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To: nickcarraway

Trying...hard...not...to...laugh.....


19 posted on 11/12/2007 3:14:58 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Ron Paul put the cuckoo in my Cocoa Puffs)
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To: BenLurkin

I think she hugged him a little too hard. Didn’t realize he was so fragile ...

FWIW, I’m really am sorry for his father.


20 posted on 11/12/2007 3:14:58 PM PST by Tax-chick ("How inscrutable are His judgments and how unsearchable His ways!")
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To: nickcarraway

I guess he is going to sue the university and get mega bucks, right?


21 posted on 11/12/2007 3:16:05 PM PST by racing fan (Go Team Israel!)
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To: nickcarraway
"If the University had not put up the fence this wouldn't have happened," said Zachary Running Wolf, the organizer of the tree sit-in. "They created this situation where we have to move in and out of the grove on that traverse line."

No matter how much in the wrong they are, lefties will try to spin it so anyone but them are to blame. Trespassing on private property and circumventing a fence designed to keep trespassers out is the fault of the owner of the property not the property owners according to this eco-terrorist.

22 posted on 11/12/2007 3:17:11 PM PST by calex59 (N)
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To: SandyInSeattle

23 posted on 11/12/2007 3:17:34 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson (The Hunt for FRed November. 11/04/08)
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To: Lazarus Longer
"Zachary Running Wolf? A relative of Ward Churchill, no doubt."

Actually, he is a first cousin to Wolf With Runs.

24 posted on 11/12/2007 3:19:15 PM PST by Enterprise (Those who "betray us" also "Betray U.S." They're called DEMOCRATS!)
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To: 2Fro; all_mighty_dollar; Arkat Kingtroll; Battle Hymn of the Republic; Betis70; billycat95130; ...
Nathaniel Hill, the fallen tree-sitter, was moving on the traverse line to meet his father, Carl Hill, who had come from the east coast to visit his son.


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Dad must be so proud.

25 posted on 11/12/2007 3:19:20 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: nickcarraway

This guy is now hopin’ for a sky box in the new stadium...


26 posted on 11/12/2007 3:19:49 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: calex59
Correction on post #22: not the property owners according to this eco-terrorist, should actually read not the trespassers according to this eco-terrorist.
27 posted on 11/12/2007 3:20:52 PM PST by calex59 (N)
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To: nickcarraway
Nathaniel Hill, the fallen tree-sitter, ............... to meet his father, Carl Hill, who had come from the east coast to visit his son.

LOL, the nut didn't fall far from the tree (his father) did he?

28 posted on 11/12/2007 3:21:22 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: nickcarraway

No, if the a hole tree sitter wasn’t squatting in a tree he wouldn’t have fallen.


29 posted on 11/12/2007 3:21:56 PM PST by Kozak (Anti Shahada: There is no god named Allah, and Muhammed is a false prophet)
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To: nickcarraway
Dang, wish there was picture of this guy, he goes perfect with my definition.

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30 posted on 11/12/2007 3:23:10 PM PST by ladtx ( "Never miss a good chance to shut up." - - Will Rogers)
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To: Slings and Arrows

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31 posted on 11/12/2007 3:23:22 PM PST by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: nickcarraway

Pass the tissues, please. I’m getting real weepy.


32 posted on 11/12/2007 3:24:00 PM PST by catpuppy
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To: calex59

Trespassing on private property
Is a state university private property?


33 posted on 11/12/2007 3:24:31 PM PST by SF Republican
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To: nickcarraway

His dad must be so proud to spend 40K per year for this genius.

Pray for W and Our Veterans


34 posted on 11/12/2007 3:26:27 PM PST by bray (Think "Betray U.S." Think Democrat)
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To: nickcarraway
Gravity is the only good guy in this squabble.

The little commie got exactly what he deserved. But UC Berkeley is also getting what it deserves. They've been breeding this sort of vermin for years. Now they want to bitch about their infestation problems? That is funny!

Let's hear it for GRAVITY!

35 posted on 11/12/2007 3:26:49 PM PST by shempy (EABOF in '08)
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To: nickcarraway

Was it a nut tree or a fruit tree?


36 posted on 11/12/2007 3:27:57 PM PST by toddlintown (Five bullets and Lennon goes down. Yet not one hit Yoko. Discuss.)
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To: nickcarraway

Make him REALLY suffer & sign him up for HillaryCare.


37 posted on 11/12/2007 3:29:34 PM PST by kromike
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To: shempy

I hope law enforcement was on hand to render unto him a hickory shampoo.


38 posted on 11/12/2007 3:29:35 PM PST by -=SoylentSquirrel=-
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To: nickcarraway; Rennes Templar; LexBaird; mikrofon; martin_fierro; lowbridge; trooprally; ...
The traverse-line was created after the university erected a fence around the tree-sitters and spans from a tree inside the fenced in area to a tree outside the fence.

Ah yes, the Berlin Berkeley Airlift.


Nathaniel Hill, the fallen tree-sitter

A good thing the tree didn't choose this Hill to die on....






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39 posted on 11/12/2007 3:30:01 PM PST by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: nickcarraway

The tree threw him out. It would rather be cut down than have a dirty hippie living in its branches. ;)


40 posted on 11/12/2007 3:30:27 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves ("Wise men don't need to debate; men who need to debate are not wise." -- Tao Te Ching)
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To: bray
I read the head tree-sitter is not a local. He came from Texas just for the protest.

I also heard the oaks are not old growth. They are ornamental trees planted at the same time the stadium was constructed.

41 posted on 11/12/2007 3:31:14 PM PST by BigBobber
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To: nickcarraway

This guy would not have fallen out of the tree if the University would have cut down the tree with these fools in it.


42 posted on 11/12/2007 3:32:43 PM PST by hophead (who interupted the lt. gov.)
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Poor little retard.


43 posted on 11/12/2007 3:32:59 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture (Duncan Hunter / Alan Keyes '08)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

LOL - too may puns to contemplate here.


44 posted on 11/12/2007 3:33:30 PM PST by Enterprise (Those who "betray us" also "Betray U.S." They're called DEMOCRATS!)
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To: nickcarraway
Nathaniel Hill, the fallen tree-sitter, was moving on the traverse line to meet his father, Carl Hill, who had come from the east coast to visit his son.

I guess it's true what they say about the nut not falling far from the tree.

45 posted on 11/12/2007 3:33:40 PM PST by Redcloak (This post certified 100% Hillary-free. um... Never mind.)
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

That is MY good laugh for the day. Thank you.


46 posted on 11/12/2007 3:33:47 PM PST by hophead (who interupted the lt. gov.)
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To: nickcarraway

ROTFLMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


47 posted on 11/12/2007 3:34:23 PM PST by gaemes
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To: BigBobber

Of course there is no Old Growth in San Fagcisco. In addition they topped the trees to make them more habitable which will kill them in a couple years anyway.

Pray for W and Our Veterans


48 posted on 11/12/2007 3:34:49 PM PST by bray (Think "Betray U.S." Think Democrat)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

IF A HIPPY FALLS OUT OF A TREE IN THE FOREST, AND NO ONE SAW IT, DID IT REALLY HAPPEN?


49 posted on 11/12/2007 3:36:01 PM PST by Old Sarge (This tagline in memory of FReeper 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub)
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To: Stonewall Jackson

Oh my, what a way to end a hard work day. First Elmer Fudd and now Jerry. Thank you both for making the day!


50 posted on 11/12/2007 3:36:02 PM PST by hophead (who interupted the lt. gov.)
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