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Students Perch On Building Ledge To Protest Budget Cuts
9and10news.com ^ | 4 Mar 2011 | unattributed

Posted on 03/04/2011 8:31:49 AM PST by smokingfrog

Students at University of California, Berkeley chained themselves to a perch on the ledge of a school building for nearly 8 hours yesterday.

The students were protesting to make their demands known about budget cuts to public education.

Protestors also gathered below the students, police later set off pepper spray to encourage the crowd to leave.

After 9:00 last night the students ended their demonstration after coming to an agreement with authorities to avoid being arrested.

School administration agreed to host a town hall meeting with students to discuss their concerns about budget cuts.

(Excerpt) Read more at 9and10news.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: berkeley; budgetcuts
Video at link.
1 posted on 03/04/2011 8:31:54 AM PST by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

Jump!

JUUUUUUUUUMMMMP!


2 posted on 03/04/2011 8:33:03 AM PST by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: smokingfrog

JUMP!


3 posted on 03/04/2011 8:33:17 AM PST by Huck (Antifederalist Brutus was right!)
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To: smokingfrog

Of course the perch was at ground level, but these are Berkley students.


4 posted on 03/04/2011 8:34:14 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer.")
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To: blueunicorn6

I always wonder with these long protests, what do they do if they have to go to the bathroom?


5 posted on 03/04/2011 8:35:02 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: smokingfrog

Wow...It really will be just like Greece when (if?) they start to make REAL spending cuts

And not just 0.01%


6 posted on 03/04/2011 8:35:21 AM PST by Mr. K (Job #1 is to DEFUND THE LEFT~!!!!)
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To: smokingfrog

With their hands chained did anyone consider how they would relieve themselves?? ;-)


7 posted on 03/04/2011 8:37:50 AM PST by almost done by half
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To: smokingfrog

Schooling starts at fall...


8 posted on 03/04/2011 8:38:09 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 773 of our national holiday from reality. - tic. tic. tic. It's almost 3 AM)
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To: smokingfrog

I fail to see the link between acting like a pigeon and commentary on budgets.


9 posted on 03/04/2011 8:39:19 AM PST by FourPeas
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To: Dilbert San Diego

They go in their red diapers.


10 posted on 03/04/2011 8:39:29 AM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: smokingfrog

Someone give them a push!


11 posted on 03/04/2011 8:41:48 AM PST by Peter from Rutland
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To: smokingfrog

JUMP you whiny illegals!


12 posted on 03/04/2011 8:42:12 AM PST by max americana
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To: smokingfrog
The students were protesting to make their demands known about budget cuts to public education.

WTF? ...to make their demands known? Sorry, but you don't get to make demands yet. After you've paid taxes for 10 or 15 years, then maybe I'll listen to you. Until then, get your a$$ off MY building and either get back to class or look for a job at Taco Bell, you spoiled brats!

13 posted on 03/04/2011 8:42:39 AM PST by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: Mr. K

Oh FRiend,

You cut off the prooooograms and the natives will riot!

That’s the only time they are motivated to get off the couch and away from the television you and I are paying for.

It baffles me that so many Americans believe we can continue hemorrhaging money. They quip: “just raise taxes!”


14 posted on 03/04/2011 8:43:25 AM PST by TSgt (Colonel Allen West & Michele Bachman - 2012 POTUS Dream Team Ticket!)
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To: max americana

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttvytBoHEG0
What are you waiting for?


15 posted on 03/04/2011 8:45:17 AM PST by Deaf Smith
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To: smokingfrog

Who told them how to do this? They’re obviously not bright enough to have figured it out for themselves.


16 posted on 03/04/2011 8:45:57 AM PST by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: smokingfrog

Cool! free gargoyles. how european.


17 posted on 03/04/2011 8:45:58 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: smokingfrog

some good natured folks need to drop some water baloons on their pointy little heads of mush.


18 posted on 03/04/2011 8:46:42 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: FourPeas
I fail to see the link between acting like a pigeon and commentary on budgets.

bird brains

19 posted on 03/04/2011 8:54:51 AM PST by smokingfrog ( BORN free - taxed to DEATH (and beyond) ...)
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To: smokingfrog

Looks like it is a safe ledge to me. Not much different than a college dorm where kids sit to sun themselves when spring comes. Agreeing to have a meeting, just encourages this sort of behavior. IMNSHO.


20 posted on 03/04/2011 8:55:23 AM PST by Exit148
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To: smokingfrog

It wasn’t about budget cuts. They read yesterday’s stories about the sex toy demonstration at Northwestern University and the Masturbation Manual at Skidmore College. They were actually screaming, “Two!Four!Six!Eight! We don’t know how to masturbate! Berkley! Berkley! Rah!”


21 posted on 03/04/2011 8:56:55 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer.")
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To: smokingfrog

Dumb kids. At least if they protested by climbing up into the trees they could protect the environment as well as their perks.


22 posted on 03/04/2011 8:58:39 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: smokingfrog




23 posted on 03/04/2011 9:01:47 AM PST by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!!!)
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To: WayneS

we should be so lucky


24 posted on 03/04/2011 9:03:06 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: smokingfrog
"School officials agreed to host a town hall meeting with students....."

That ought to be some meeting!

Leni

25 posted on 03/04/2011 9:09:27 AM PST by MinuteGal (OK, BO'R...NAME the "far-rightists" you always morally equate to the far-leftists. Name names, NOW!)
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To: smokingfrog

I have to get in one more Skidmore College joke about their masturbation manual.
“Wow. Those guys from Skidmore sure have a strong handshake.”
“Yeah. I wonder what exercise they do to make their arm so strong?”
“I don’t know, but they must do a lot of repetitions!”
“I think their right arms are twice as big as their left arms.”


26 posted on 03/04/2011 9:12:57 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer.")
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To: smokingfrog

Jump, jump, jump, JUMP!

Where’s the earthquake when it could do some good?

The fewer of these marshmallow major bimbos and bimboys, the better.


27 posted on 03/04/2011 9:13:43 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Dilbert San Diego
I always wonder with these long protests, what do they do if they have to go to the bathroom?

You don't wanna know.


28 posted on 03/04/2011 9:16:41 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: smokingfrog

Lets conduct a science experiment . Since these cretins have chained themselves together lets see if they can all bounce together.


29 posted on 03/04/2011 10:06:31 AM PST by Nebr FAL owner (.308 reach out & thump someone .50 cal.Browning Machine gun reach out & crush someone)
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To: smokingfrog

Praying for an earthquake.


30 posted on 03/04/2011 11:18:06 AM PST by DPMD (~)
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