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Man climbs into pipeline in protest of Enbridge Inc. in Marshall
Mlive.com ^ | June 24, 2013 | Ursula Zerilli

Posted on 06/24/2013 9:06:59 AM PDT by cripplecreek

MARSHALL, MI – A man protesting the Enbridge Inc. pipeline, the source of the 2010 oil spill, has lodged himself into the open pipeline and is refusing to come out, according to reports.


WWMT is reporting that the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department and rescue crews are on the the scene and are worried about the man’s oxygen intake.


Channel 3 is reporting a woman on the scene, who said she is with MI CATS, the Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands, identified the man in the pipe as Chris Wahmhoff, an organizer for Occupy Kalamazoo. The group, which demands Enbridge remove the pipeline, posted about the lock down on Monday morning and is calling the action a lock down.


Wahmhoff's Kalamazoo roommate, Scott Hassler, released a statement written by Wahmhoff on Monday morning that states his civil disobedience is in protest of the pipeline and fracking. He said Wahmhoff plans stay in the pipe "as long as it takes."


It is also Wahmhoff’s birthday. He said his "birthday wish is help for my community from the people, not the politicians, corporations, and large NGO's who want money for themselves," in the statement.


He used a skateboard to travel deep inside the pipe and is in contact with authorities, who are fanning air into the pipe, according to the report.


Wahmhoff was arrested in Sept. 2012 for camping at Bronson Park for an Occupy Kalamazoo rally.


“Enbridge, get ready for resistance as you continue to plunder forward with the Line 6B expansion,” the Facebook post reads. “In solidarity with the growing numbers of blockades and all resistance to extreme energy extraction and production, we lock down.”


The protest comes as a response to the company plans to replace its 30-inch oil pipeline with a 36-inch pipe.


WWMT reports Enbridge Inc. released a response to the protester stating the company's "first priority is for the safety of everyone in the area, including the protester himself. We respect the rights of people to express their views and discuss Enbridge's business. We work hard to encourage dialogue with communities and individuals where we have pipelines. Enbridge is committed to resolving any issues with those involved in the protest near Marshall, Mich."


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Political Humor/Cartoons; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: energy; funny; greenweenies; michigan; occupykalamazoo; occutard; occutards; oil; pipeline
I realize this isn't of overwhelming importance but I just wanted to share an opportunity to behold and ridicule the stupid.
1 posted on 06/24/2013 9:06:59 AM PDT by cripplecreek
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
We got us a greenweenie wedged in a pipe ladies and gentlemen. Feel free to ridicule with gusto.

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2 posted on 06/24/2013 9:09:15 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Seems like a good time to do a pressure check on the pipe.


3 posted on 06/24/2013 9:10:57 AM PDT by Drill Thrawl (The Gubment Has No Legitimacy. It needs to be Removed!)
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To: cripplecreek

Someone should start banging on that pipe with a sledge hammer. That ought to help him find his way out.....


4 posted on 06/24/2013 9:13:51 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Drill Thrawl

Did they run out of tear gas?


5 posted on 06/24/2013 9:13:58 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: cripplecreek
plans stay in the pipe "as long as it takes."

Good time to flush the pipe. Guys got to eat... give him plenty of salad, with vinegar... tell 'm the oil's on the way.

6 posted on 06/24/2013 9:14:31 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: C210N

I see somebody suggested sending in a skunk to rescue him.


7 posted on 06/24/2013 9:15:28 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Send in a horny gerbil,,,


8 posted on 06/24/2013 9:15:50 AM PDT by Paul46360
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To: Paul46360
Send in a horny gerbil,,,

Rodent Rooter?
9 posted on 06/24/2013 9:17:42 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Insert python.
Seal the end.

Open after 30 days.....................


10 posted on 06/24/2013 9:23:45 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Red Badger
Bring out the gimp!

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11 posted on 06/24/2013 9:27:42 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Get hold of the old James Bond prop people and borrow the pipe cleaner they used in Diamonds Are Forever, that will get his butt moving I bet...


12 posted on 06/24/2013 9:31:55 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar
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13 posted on 06/24/2013 9:38:03 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek
Wahmhoff plans stay in the pipe "as long as it takes."

That could be the rest of his life, or Tuesday, or both.

14 posted on 06/24/2013 10:07:25 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney

I know there are easier ways to get to Port Huron.


15 posted on 06/24/2013 10:08:40 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

I can give the authorities some fire ants. Throw them in with the obstructing nut, and he will be out soon.


16 posted on 06/24/2013 10:20:27 AM PDT by pallis
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To: cripplecreek

Close the connection and turn on the flow...he’ll figure it out!


17 posted on 06/24/2013 10:27:04 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: cripplecreek

It seems appropriate that the mechanism used to clean the inside of the pipe is called a “pig”.


18 posted on 06/24/2013 10:27:59 AM PDT by Ben Mugged (The number one enemy of liberalism is reality.)
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To: Ben Mugged
I see the liberals at the website are beginning to fawn over his principles.

spedley Great example of civil disobedience here. Regardless of what side of the debate you're on, this guy is clearly very dedicated to the cause. I applaud his sense of integrity. Here's another person who's willing to put it on the line for social justice. What are the rest of you doing, other than slinging stones from behind your keyboard?
19 posted on 06/24/2013 10:32:42 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

dump in a few gallons of ammonia.


20 posted on 06/24/2013 12:14:39 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: VRWCarea51
LOL the pipeline dweller has decided that he doesn't want to live there and well end his tantrum at 5 PM.

Kalamazoo man protests Enbridge Inc. from inside oil pipe, plans to stay until 5 p.m.
21 posted on 06/24/2013 12:21:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek
Tier1QE

"Kalamazoo man protests Enbridge Inc. from inside oil pipe; plans to stay until he needs to poop"


LOL
22 posted on 06/24/2013 12:26:23 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek
is in contact with authorities, who are fanning air into the pipe, according to the report.

Toss a live skunk into the pipe.......

23 posted on 06/24/2013 12:41:05 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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To: cripplecreek

Smoke him out.


24 posted on 06/24/2013 12:42:26 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: b4its2late

A continuous synchronized 30 second rap with 3-5 pound hammer will either get him out, sane or a blethering idiot.
Although he may have already prove he is the latter.


25 posted on 06/24/2013 12:55:16 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel and his a$$ falls off!)
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To: cripplecreek
WWMT is reporting that the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department and rescue crews are on the the scene and are worried about the man’s oxygen intake.

Seems to me the solution is rather obvious: wait until he passes out then remove him. Just like when a kid tries to hold his breath until he turns blue.

26 posted on 06/24/2013 12:57:20 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: cripplecreek
This Earth First nutjob is nothing more than a 33 year old, chronically unemployed scumbag.

Chris Wahmhoff, 33, buttoned up an Armani jacket and laced up Prada shoes. He strolled into Lansing’s Constitution Hall May 8, squirmed his way past law enforcement officers and into a room where the state was auctioning off the right to drill for oil and gas on public land. Though he makes $240 a month, he says, working with disabled people, The Whammer looked more GQ than most of the land men.

27 posted on 06/24/2013 1:02:54 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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To: Hot Tabasco

He appears to be a local celebrumoron. Story from 2011 about his Occupy Kzoo protest and arrest.

http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2011/10/occupy_kalamazoo_protests_cont.html


28 posted on 06/24/2013 1:09:48 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: GOYAKLA

Yes, for sure. LOL.


29 posted on 06/24/2013 1:23:56 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: cripplecreek

Hopefully the tazing party starts at 4:50pm


30 posted on 06/24/2013 1:27:48 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: VRWCarea51

You could just electrify the pipe.


31 posted on 06/24/2013 1:39:10 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Bring the pipe to any voltage would not impact someone inside it. Without him being in a path to ground, or any other voltage, it would have no effect on him.

Same thing as birds sitting on a high voltage transmission line. No problem unless you get near two lines at the same time.


32 posted on 06/24/2013 2:45:12 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: cripplecreek
What are the rest of you doing, other than slinging stones from behind your keyboard?


33 posted on 07/19/2013 4:29:04 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: American in Israel

We were laughing at him is what we were doing. LOL


34 posted on 07/19/2013 4:30:37 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Bolt a plate on the end of the pipe till 6pm, just to make him a little crazy.


35 posted on 07/19/2013 4:30:38 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Hot Tabasco
Toss a live skunk into the pipe.......

If the dude is a hippy, that would probably improve the air quality.

36 posted on 07/19/2013 4:30:49 PM PDT by dirtboy
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