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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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To: nickcarraway
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51 posted on 11/12/2007 3:37:13 PM PST by meanie monster
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To: BigBobber
They are ornamental trees planted at the same time the stadium was constructed.

True. Planted in the early 20's.

52 posted on 11/12/2007 3:38:11 PM PST by Michael.SF. ("democrat" -- 'one who panders to the crude and mindless whims of the masses " - Joseph J. Ellis)
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To: Stonewall Jackson

Here is a link for some lighter stuff.
http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/games/action/tj/whatsthecatch/index.html


53 posted on 11/12/2007 3:38:35 PM PST by hophead (who interupted the lt. gov.)
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To: hophead

Quite welcome my FRiend,,,;0)


54 posted on 11/12/2007 3:38:43 PM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: nickcarraway

Sounds like the father was a dumb as the son.


55 posted on 11/12/2007 3:40:37 PM PST by bmwcyle (BOMB, BOMB, BOMB,.......BOMB, BOMB IRAN)
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To: nickcarraway

He was free...
Free-fallin'

56 posted on 11/12/2007 3:40:49 PM PST by Charles Martel (The Tree of Liberty thirsts.)
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To: nickcarraway

http://www.runningwolfformayor.org/
Zach Trottingdog has his own web site. Running for mayor no less.


57 posted on 11/12/2007 3:41:57 PM PST by Slicksadick (Go out on a limb........Its where the fruit is.)
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To: nickcarraway
"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."

Let me get this straight: he's actually suggesting that people who injure themselve while breaking the law should have to suck it up and be responsible for their own actions??!...

Are there pigs flying yet??

58 posted on 11/12/2007 3:42:37 PM PST by Ladysmith ((NRA, SAS) Iím paranoid. The only question is, am I paranoid enough?)
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To: nickcarraway

Prayers for his recovery.


59 posted on 11/12/2007 3:43:45 PM PST by mysterio
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To: cripplecreek

LOL!! Almost spewed the beer on that one!


60 posted on 11/12/2007 3:43:54 PM PST by Ladysmith ((NRA, SAS) Iím paranoid. The only question is, am I paranoid enough?)
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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.


"Son, an occupation as an unpaid tree-sitter with broken limbs
is no way to go through life. I'd prefer you'd make an upgrade to
just fat, drunk and stupid!"
61 posted on 11/12/2007 3:45:07 PM PST by VOA
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To: North Coast Conservative

I’ll bet we do in one way or another.


62 posted on 11/12/2007 3:45:47 PM PST by pepperdog
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To: Old Sarge

If a Maggot Infested Hippie fell out of a Tree and nobody Smelled it...

Pray for W and Our Veterans


63 posted on 11/12/2007 3:47:55 PM PST by bray (Think "Betray U.S." Think Democrat)
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To: Charles Martel
OK, you got me.....

Made me scare the dogs.
64 posted on 11/12/2007 3:49:05 PM PST by BabsC
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To: nickcarraway

Some people are like Slinkies. They are completely useless but you can’t help but smile when you see one tumble down the stairs.


65 posted on 11/12/2007 3:50:00 PM PST by Eagles6
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To: nickcarraway

Just saw a video of these ‘tree sitters’. I do have to say, it looks like fun in another setting.


66 posted on 11/12/2007 3:50:07 PM PST by hophead (who interupted the lt. gov.)
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To: nickcarraway
Profile of Treesitter Zachary RunningWolf
[snip] "This guy’s a real gem. He never went to Cal; he simply graduated from Berkeley High School. He’s 43 ..."

Berkeley Mayoral Candidate Statements: Zachary RunningWolf
Berkeley mayoral candidate awaits trial for allegedly vandalizing city property.
67 posted on 11/12/2007 3:50:31 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: nickcarraway

At the risk of belaboring the obvious, these people are totalitarians because they attempt to use force and intimidation to create policy changes they cannot bring about through persuasion or legal action.

They assume the right to force others to meet their demands, regardless of democratic or other lawful processes. The rampant thuggery practiced by Greenpeace’s elite “adventure sports” group is the classic example.

Active collusion by the institutional media is the only thing that keeps these criminals from being arrested, convicted, and thrown in prison where they belong.


68 posted on 11/12/2007 3:50:37 PM PST by atomic conspiracy (Rousing the blog-rabble since 9-11-01)
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To: nickcarraway
Screw the primate that violated it - was the tree injured?!? :-)


69 posted on 11/12/2007 3:51:09 PM PST by Viking2002 (Fred in '08. Deal with it.)
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To: Viking2002
Why is this news?

This is FALL ,after all.

70 posted on 11/12/2007 3:55:19 PM PST by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a creditcard?)
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To: hophead

I saw it too, on Fox Brit’s show....did you see the TV?!?!?

They had a TV in the TREE!!!


71 posted on 11/12/2007 3:55:28 PM PST by GRRRRR (The Libtards are spoiling for a big fight!)
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To: nickcarraway
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.

These damn liberal Universities! Where were the punji stakes embedded beneath the travese lines to take care of situations such as this?
72 posted on 11/12/2007 3:59:35 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

His father came out to help him ‘cause.....
he was up a tree and broke.


73 posted on 11/12/2007 4:01:51 PM PST by wizr (I ain't perfect, but Jesus loves me anyway. You, too!)
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To: nickcarraway
“As God is my witness, I thought hippies could fly!!!”
74 posted on 11/12/2007 4:02:53 PM PST by Dr.Zoidberg (Mohammedanism - Bringing you only the best of the 6th century for fourteen hundred years.)
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To: nickcarraway
"If... the University WE 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 ... - it wouldn't have happened."

There

75 posted on 11/12/2007 4:03:40 PM PST by maine-iac7 ("...but you can't fool all of the people all of the time" LINCOLN)
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To: Dr.Zoidberg

ROFLMAO!

Post of the day!


76 posted on 11/12/2007 4:04:32 PM PST by atomic conspiracy (Rousing the blog-rabble since 9-11-01)
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To: Dr.Zoidberg

So did they!! LOL!


77 posted on 11/12/2007 4:05:45 PM PST by clinkclink
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To: TOneocon
Newtons Law applies to everything above the ground

If they were in class, instead, and if the colleges still actually taught - he would've known that...

78 posted on 11/12/2007 4:06:15 PM PST by maine-iac7 ("...but you can't fool all of the people all of the time" LINCOLN)
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To: GRRRRR

I bet they had wireless net access too. No doubt blogging on DU.


79 posted on 11/12/2007 4:07:32 PM PST by hophead (who interupted the lt. gov.)
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To: cripplecreek
Did anyone hear him?


80 posted on 11/12/2007 4:07:48 PM PST by maine-iac7 ("...but you can't fool all of the people all of the time" LINCOLN)
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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.”

Looks like that NUT didn’t fall too far from the tree now, did he? ;)

Ba-Dump-Dump! Thank you! I’ll be here all week. Try the Buffet! :)


81 posted on 11/12/2007 4:09:40 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Dr.Zoidberg
"I really don't know how to describe it. It was like the hippies mounted a counterattack! It was almost as if they were ...organized!!"


82 posted on 11/12/2007 4:10:13 PM PST by Viking2002 (Fred in '08. Deal with it.)
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To: Charles Martel

ROFLMAO! :)


83 posted on 11/12/2007 4:11:31 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: nickcarraway
Evidently he just wanted to emulate a leaf....they are all falling about now.

He doesn't deserve pity or lamenting. He needs applause for being a fine interpretative actor(I think that's what they call it).

clap, clap, clap....

84 posted on 11/12/2007 4:12:33 PM PST by HardStarboard (Take No Prisoners - We're Out Of Qurans)
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To: nickcarraway

Too bad he didn’t break his neck!


85 posted on 11/12/2007 4:14:32 PM PST by dalereed
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To: Charles Martel
He was free... Free-fallin'

doncha mean "tree" falling


86 posted on 11/12/2007 4:14:46 PM PST by maine-iac7 ("...but you can't fool all of the people all of the time" LINCOLN)
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To: TOneocon

I wonder how many carbon credits this guy is going to have to buy to offset the carbon based transport to the hospital.


87 posted on 11/12/2007 4:16:44 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: USNBandit

Good point.

We should send him a bill.


88 posted on 11/12/2007 4:18:57 PM PST by 2111USMC
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To: hophead

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

And put all the fallen debris in the shreader including the 2 legged ones!


89 posted on 11/12/2007 4:21:14 PM PST by dalereed
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To: 2111USMC

Maybe write him a ticket for unlicensed conversion of potential energy into kinetic energy. :)


90 posted on 11/12/2007 4:22:15 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: dalereed
A few well-aimed tranquilizer darts would solve the problem of these smelly, loafing lawbreakers.


91 posted on 11/12/2007 4:23:19 PM PST by quark
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To: Viking2002

LOL


92 posted on 11/12/2007 4:24:12 PM PST by Dr.Zoidberg (Mohammedanism - Bringing you only the best of the 6th century for fourteen hundred years.)
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To: North Coast Conservative

I always wondered about that as well.Don’t these long term protestors have to pay any BILLS?Do they have classes at school or report to a job?
And I say that not because they are Leftist environmentalists.I would question them if they were Right wing demonstrators too.
I work TWO jobs.And barely have time for Free Republic!Not to mention tree sitting.


93 posted on 11/12/2007 4:24:33 PM PST by Riverman94610
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To: nickcarraway
"If the University had not put up the fence this wouldn't have happened," said Zachary Running Wolf,

And if he hadn't been sitting in a tree this wouldn't have happened.

94 posted on 11/12/2007 4:25:06 PM PST by taxesareforever (Never forget Matt Maupin)
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To: nickcarraway
"Hill was taken to Highland Hospital..."

Where he was treated for his self-inflicted wounds at tax payer expense.

95 posted on 11/12/2007 4:27:23 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Turning the general election into a second Democrat primary is not a winning strategy.)
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To: nickcarraway
"...a broken leg above the ankle."

I once broke my leg below the ankle.

96 posted on 11/12/2007 4:28:51 PM PST by synbad600
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To: nickcarraway

Gravity can be a real pain sometimes. If he had spent less time protesting and more time studying Newton’s law this woundn’t happened.


97 posted on 11/12/2007 4:29:53 PM PST by stbdside
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To: Tax-chick

Doesn’t this idiot have a sister that also fell out of a tree a while back? Blueberry Hill or something like that?


98 posted on 11/12/2007 4:31:54 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Turning the general election into a second Democrat primary is not a winning strategy.)
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To: toddlintown

Oak


99 posted on 11/12/2007 4:34:57 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Turning the general election into a second Democrat primary is not a winning strategy.)
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To: USNBandit
I’m not concerned about the what he did to himself or the environment, what about the poor grass and all the microscopic animals that live in the grass forest....Ooooohhhh, the huge manatee. control...must maintain control...

I CAN'T..BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHa

100 posted on 11/12/2007 4:40:34 PM PST by TOneocon (The reason there is so much poverty is because of the uneven distribution of capitalism...Rush)
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