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Man threatened U.S. senator over wolf controversy, feds say
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/9/11 | Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writer

Posted on 03/09/2011 8:17:00 AM PST by SmithL

SAN FRANCISCO -- A convicted arsonist and sex offender has been charged in federal court with sending an e-mail in which he allegedly threatened to kill a U.S. Senator if she didn't oppose legislation that would end environmental protections for wolves, court records show.

Tras Gustav Karlsson Berg, 35, who recently moved from San Anselmo to Oakland, sent an e-mail to the California senator on Feb. 24 entitled, "Oppose the Anti-Wolf Continuing Resolution," according to a complaint filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in San Francisco.

Berg wrote, "I'm going to shoot you with a high-powered rifle and bomb your house with poison gas the way wolf hunters do if you don't do everything you can to oppose legislation that would eliminate Endangered Species Act protections for wolves across the country RIGHT F- NOW!" the complaint said.

In December, a group of Republican members of Congress sponsored a bill that would remove gray wolves from the endangered species list and turn over regulation of the species to individual states.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: envirofreaks; environmentalist; msmblackout; obamavoter; sanfranciscovalues; wolf; wolves
Standing by to blame the Tea Party in 3, 2, 1, . . .
1 posted on 03/09/2011 8:17:04 AM PST by SmithL
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters
A convicted arsonist and sex offender has been charged

The typical profile of an environmental "activist".

2 posted on 03/09/2011 8:19:43 AM PST by lonevoice (Where the Welfare State is on the march, the Police State is not far behind)
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To: SmithL
A convicted arsonist and sex offender

Not very stable, is he?
Sure, listen to this guy. He really has his act together (NOT).

3 posted on 03/09/2011 8:22:29 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: SmithL

If I had to choose to deal with a wolf or a sex offender, I would choose the wolf. He is more of a danger IMHO. Hopefully, this nut job will get a visit from the police.


4 posted on 03/09/2011 8:24:06 AM PST by momtothree
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To: momtothree

Nothing will happen to him, since he’s obviously a left-wing nutjob, and wouldn’t know how to buy a high powered rifle, wouldn’t know how to shoot it and probably couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn between tears, the Senator will let him of with a group hug.


5 posted on 03/09/2011 8:27:00 AM PST by CarmichaelPatriot
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To: SmithL

if he were a Tea Party member who hailed from rural Michigan he’d already be serving his 99-year sentence


6 posted on 03/09/2011 8:27:06 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: lonevoice

“A convicted arsonist and sex offender ... environmental “activist”

Was he into “F”ing trees? /s


7 posted on 03/09/2011 8:27:54 AM PST by WellyP
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To: SmithL

The most starling thing I noticed is that wolf hunters apparently REGULARLY shoot this U.S. senator with high-powered rifles and bomb her house with poison gas, and yet she has never reported the crimes to anyone!

;-)


8 posted on 03/09/2011 8:28:06 AM PST by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: SmithL

an envirowacko poster boy


9 posted on 03/09/2011 8:28:23 AM PST by epithermal
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To: SmithL

Clever headline. If it had been a rancher who made the threat, instead of a left wing whacko, they would have screamed something about violent right-wing teabaggers who want to persecute the poor, innocent wolves.

As it is, you read the headline and it’s completely unclear which side the alleged perp is on. You have to read the article, and even that makes the story as vague as possible.


10 posted on 03/09/2011 8:32:25 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: WellyP

Probably, and worse. Marxists always believe the end justifies the means. That is why they are so evil....their ideology is evil. They have no moral absolutes except the one that there is no moral absolute.....such a paradox and everything is allowed—they are the gods who decide what is right and wrong.


11 posted on 03/09/2011 8:32:43 AM PST by savagesusie
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To: Cicero

If it had been a rancher the guy would have used the 3-S system on the wolves & not bothered with a threat to a Congress critter.

The 3-S system is SHOOT the wolf ,get a SHOVEL & bury the wolf & finally SHUT-UP about it.


12 posted on 03/09/2011 8:39:51 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: lonevoice

Next election, the Democrat Party will run him for office.
And he may get elected.


13 posted on 03/09/2011 8:40:05 AM PST by sport
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To: sport

If past practice is any guide he won’t get elected but after months of litigation he will be sworn into office anyway


14 posted on 03/09/2011 8:54:04 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Obama. Chauncey Gardiner without the homburg.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I say let the Nuge handle him on his farm.


15 posted on 03/09/2011 8:55:02 AM PST by Rappini (Pro Deo et Patria)
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To: SmithL

Wait,he’s also a teacher.He teaches kids!


16 posted on 03/09/2011 8:59:28 AM PST by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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To: SmithL
... convicted arsonist ... sex offender ... protections for wolves, ...

A man of varied interests. A true renaissance man.

17 posted on 03/09/2011 9:15:10 AM PST by RobinOfKingston (An election is not a (national) suicide pact.)
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To: momtothree

“If I had to choose to deal with a wolf or a sex offender, I would choose the wolf. He is more of a danger IMHO.”

Better the sex offender. Sex offenders are not a protected species and there is less paperwork involved when you shoot one.


18 posted on 03/09/2011 9:17:46 AM PST by No Truce With Kings (Ten years on FreeRepublic and counting.)
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To: No Truce With Kings

LOL! I figured you can throw a hunk of meat at a wolf and it would keep him busy in time to get away. For a sex offender, you had to throw one of your kids. Much rather deal with a canine than a human any day of the week but the hole you would need to dig is much deeper and wider. LOL


19 posted on 03/09/2011 9:20:00 AM PST by momtothree
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To: momtothree

“I figured you can throw a hunk of meat at a wolf and it would keep him busy in time to get away. For a sex offender, you had to throw one of your kids. Much rather deal with a canine than a human any day of the week but the hole you would need to dig is much deeper and wider.”

Get away? I go with Palin’s advice — don’t retreat, reload. Besides, a sex offender is both larger than a wolf and slower-moving. Lot’s easier to hit. And you don’t have to use the last two “s’s” with a sex offender. You can call the cops for a clean-up on aisle 3. Less digging.


20 posted on 03/09/2011 9:26:57 AM PST by No Truce With Kings (Ten years on FreeRepublic and counting.)
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To: WellyP
“A convicted arsonist and sex offender ... environmental “activist” Was he into “F”ing trees? /s

Maybe he had a woody.
21 posted on 03/09/2011 9:27:34 AM PST by rickomatic
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To: SmithL

This guy doesn’t care about wolves. He’s a Democrat who sees the reintroduction of wolves as a means to get rid of privately owned weapons. Think about it. Why the big fuss? The liberals are thinking, “You know, if we could just get rid of all those guns, then we could just send in the ATF everytime we needed people to do what we say. Look at China. One kid families? We could make them have no kid families.”


22 posted on 03/09/2011 9:35:32 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer.")
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To: rickomatic

““A convicted arsonist and sex offender ... environmental “activist” Was he into “F”ing trees? /s

Maybe he had a woody.

Would that make him a “splinter group” member?


23 posted on 03/09/2011 9:59:23 AM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: GladesGuru
““A convicted arsonist and sex offender ... environmental “activist” Was he into “F”ing trees? /s Maybe he had a woody. Would that make him a “splinter group” member?

Well, I'll bet his "member" got a splinter.
24 posted on 03/09/2011 10:14:59 AM PST by rickomatic
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To: momtothree
I figured you can throw a hunk of meat at a wolf and it would keep him busy in time to get away.

Nope, to a wolf, the meat isn't any fun and they kill for fun. You'd be dead meat.

25 posted on 03/09/2011 10:16:55 AM PST by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to manage by central planning.)
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To: SmithL

“A convicted arsonist and sex offender”

applicant: Rape, murder, arson, and rape.
Hedley Lamarr: You said rape twice.
applicant: I like rape.


26 posted on 03/09/2011 2:09:28 PM PST by prolusion
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