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Berkeley Physicist Spars With Oprah Winfrey Over Hiking Trail
NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, May 15, 2014 | Chris Roberts

Posted on 05/16/2014 3:27:30 PM PDT by nickcarraway

86-year old scientist squares off with media mogul over Colorado trail.

Oprah Winfrey is not being neighborly.

The media mogul and billionaire is being sued by Charles D. Goodman, a retired physicist from Berkeley, over her plans to close off housing trails near a "megamansion" she's building in the Colorado Rockies, according to the Denver Post.

Goodman's lawsuit says that Winfrey is part of a "below-the-radar deal" that will see hiking trails near Telluride, which Goodman and his family have hiked "for nearly tree decades" shut down, the newspaper reported.

His attorney says that easements to access the trails were "erased" shortly before Winfrey closed on the $10.85 million property -- under pressure from her company, the newspaper reported.

Goodman spends his winters in Berkeley but lives in Mountain Village, near the Telluride ski resort, in warm weather.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: hiking; hikingisracist; racist

1 posted on 05/16/2014 3:27:30 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
"Tree" decades?

Forlongs/fortnight units?

2 posted on 05/16/2014 3:29:39 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: nickcarraway
"Tree" decades?

Furlongs/fortnight units?

3 posted on 05/16/2014 3:29:46 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: nickcarraway

Doesnt want papparazzi/stalkers/fans using the trails.


4 posted on 05/16/2014 3:30:50 PM PDT by buwaya
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To: nickcarraway

Who’s willing to bet one if 0’s biggest donors and upporters will prevail in the lawsuit even if they clearly don’t have legal standing to do so.


5 posted on 05/16/2014 3:31:58 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

Who’s willing to bet one of 0’s biggest donors and supporters will prevail in the lawsuit even if they clearly don’t have legal standing to do so.


6 posted on 05/16/2014 3:32:31 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Paladin2

Tree Dog Night


7 posted on 05/16/2014 3:34:51 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: nickcarraway

He’s a physicist, can’t he just nuke that fat cow.


8 posted on 05/16/2014 3:34:54 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Paladin2
"Tree" decades?

He hikes for 30 trees and that's as far as his family has gotten. They can't do 31 or more.

9 posted on 05/16/2014 3:44:18 PM PDT by teacherwoes (Alethephobia-fear of hearing the truth)
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To: nickcarraway

White Privilege?


10 posted on 05/16/2014 3:45:00 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Paladin2
A pun, perhaps. Do nuclear physicists make puns?

. not inconsistent with the owner’s use of the land
. must show that you have crossed or used that portion of the property for 18 years without permission
. use must be “open and notorious,” that is, the use must be obvious to anyone, including the owner

Oprah: If you purchased a property with such an easement, the easement must remain in place. This easement need not be on the deed running with the property. In situations where the easement description is not in writing, the court will decide how the property has been used in the past – most often this will be a pathway or vehicle way.

11 posted on 05/16/2014 3:46:31 PM PDT by Oratam
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To: Paladin2
"Tree" decades?

Some New Englanders of French Canadian descent pronounce "three" that way (tree).

12 posted on 05/16/2014 4:44:49 PM PDT by Mogger (Independence, better fuel economy and performance with American made synthetic oil.)
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13 posted on 05/16/2014 4:52:14 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: nickcarraway

Sounds like Oprah cut a land deal with Harry Reid.


14 posted on 05/16/2014 4:53:03 PM PDT by MeganC (Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.)
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To: nickcarraway

the black community, the superior wealthy black community don’t ski and don’t hike neither.


15 posted on 05/16/2014 4:55:52 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: nickcarraway

He’s a racist, no doubt


16 posted on 05/16/2014 5:22:32 PM PDT by PGR88
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Two libs fighting.. grab some popcorn. Winfrey is an overrated bag of hot air.


17 posted on 05/16/2014 5:45:08 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: nickcarraway

“for nearly tree decades”

Is that another term for Family Tree?


18 posted on 05/16/2014 6:10:57 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: nickcarraway

How do you erase an easement? Doesn’t it have to be recorded? Isn’t there supposed to be compensation?


19 posted on 05/16/2014 6:18:12 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: nickcarraway

Obese, obnoxious, racist elitist.


20 posted on 05/16/2014 7:39:00 PM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: Pearls Before Swine

He needs to hire retired Supreme court justice Stevens to represent his cause. He knows how to screw over private ownership and conviscate property using eminent(sp?) domain.


21 posted on 05/16/2014 7:53:09 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: nickcarraway

Evidently, the professor simply doesn’t grasp the exclusive nature of American Royalty.


22 posted on 05/16/2014 8:43:20 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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