Pepper Spray - No Big Deal...

Patrick Martin *bdrline at gte.net
Fri Nov 7 11:26:21 EST 1997


On Fri, 07 Nov 1997 05:03:48 GMT, z_thomas at ix.netcom.com (Zane) wrote:

>On Thu, 06 Nov 1997 20:31:08 -0800, Patrick <patrickl at wco.com> wrote:
>
>>Zane wrote:
>>> 
>>> On Thu, 06 Nov 1997 14:56:04 -0800, Patrick <patrickl at wco.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> >That's not true Kirk. Earth First! is famous for spiking trees to damage
>>> >logging equipment, specifically chain saws, and they know full well that
>>> >this can and has led to the injury and death of loggers.
>>> 
>>> Absolute and utter rubbish.  How about posting some references.  Don't
>>> have any?  What a surprise, not!
>>
>>One of my teams assignments in our last mutual aid escapade to Humbolt
>>county was to block a road to prevent entry into a logging area where
>>spiking had taken place during the last Earth First! demonstration. Now
>>just call the Humbolt County Sheriffs Office and asked them about
>>spiking of trees by Earth First! They have been using spiking techniques
>>for over 10 years. 
>
>Do you guys have a reading comprehension problem, or do you fail to
>address points raised out of a malicious disregard for the truth?
>
>You said that trees had been spiked specifically to damage chain saws
>and that it has led to injury and death of loggers.  I defy you to
>produce evidence to that effect.
>

<snip>

NoCal mill worker nearly had his head ripped off a few years back when
applying his saw to one of many EF¿ spiked trees.

Spiking of trees _are_ acts of TERRORISM, you know, especially when
end result is like this!

-Pat

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