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Posted on March 25 at 7:26 a.m.
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Posted on March 22 at 4:23 p.m.
@JohnLocke: "Eat, do you think the tenured faculty are better off because they have tenured? i.e. a guaranteed government job?"
If you knew anything about the world of academia - anything at all - you would know that tenure at UCSB is everything but a 'guaranteed government job'. Easily one of the more misinformed opinions you have... which makes me almost want to congratulate you, as that is no trivial feat.
Tenure isn't just handed out like some gold watch. Even at lowly liberal arts colleges - there is an EXTREMELY rigid and regulated process in which a candidate for tenure must prove that they are continuing to contribute and publish in their field. And, at UCs and other top-tier universities, even tenured faculty must continue to publish after receiving tenure - which is why professors at institutions like UCSB are expected to put their research priorities in front of their teaching priorities.
Once again, the opinions of JohnLocke may be as far from reality as they appear...
Posted on March 22 at 3:42 p.m.
@Botany: "Most "Smart Republicans" don't have careers in academia. They have aspirations well beyond that."
I'm sure all of the tenured faculty at the Department of Computer Science really wish they would have had 'aspirations beyond'.
They must lay awake at night thinking, "If only I could have gone into a noble profession, like the mortgage and/or medical insurance industries, then I could have had a *real* career - instead of wasting my life conducting field-defining research and teaching college students."
Posted on March 22 at 2:59 p.m.
It's hard for me to take JohnLocke's insults seriously because it's hard for me to take JohnLocke seriously - even more noted because, apparently, even *he* doesn't read what he writes...
@JohnLocke: "Last I saw there was exactly one Republican on the UCSB faculty..."
Which speaks more to the capacity of contemporary Republican intellect than it does to some academic liberal conspiracy. You want more Republicans at UCSB? Get smarter Republicans (careful - most 'smarter Republicans' stop being Republican).
@LegendaryYeti: "JohnLocke just confuses me."
You're not the one who is confused.
Posted on March 18 at 4:34 p.m.
@JohnLocke: "It would appear that some posters don't understand the basics of our legal system, little things like innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, right to a defense, discovery, etc. etc."
@JohnLocke: "The local kneejerk reaction to protect or make excuses for any and all police activity is IMO criminal in itself."
Irony, thy name is JohnLocke.
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Posted on March 5 at 7:51 p.m.
@JohnLocke: "And BTW, Eatsie, how would you know just how far my political influence reaches? "
My bad - I now understand why the candidates you vote for keep losing elections.
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Posted on March 3 at 4:34 p.m.
@JohnLocke: "...once again your logic veers into the incomprehensible while you continue to spew hatred and bile."
I take this as a compliment. I keep forgetting that I need to use smaller words so you can 'comprehend'.
@JohnLocke: "Those of us capable of holding two thoughts simultaneously..."
Oh, my. I hope, for your sake, someone is reminding you to breath.
@JohnLocke: "...realize that while roundabouts may be safer, we may not be able to always afford them. Or that with road maintenance at less than 20% of what it should be (per City streets dept), the resources may be better allocated to road repair. It's just math and logic."
Your math doesn't add up and your logic is illogical. Accidents cost the taxpayers money. Injuries cost the taxpayers money. Congestion costs the taxpayers money. There is a long-term savings involved in roundabouts that those with your short view just don't seem to 'comprehend' (perhaps those 'two thoughts' are taking up too much space). It is yet another reason why I am so glad your political influence is limited to the comments section of The Independent.
Posted on March 2 at 7:53 p.m.
Never mind that roundabouts have a 90% reduction in fatalities, a 76% reduction in injuries and and a 35% reduction in crashes, I agree that Santa Barbara drivers are way too stupid to navigate a circle. Frankly, I think we should ban all turns in the county, and mandate that all vehicles drive in only a straight line.
That's the only real way to accommodate the morons that make up the Santa Barbara driver. As JohnLocke is fond of saying, it's just math.
Posted on February 16 at 11:20 a.m.
@Botany: "To classify everyone as hateful that doesn't agree with one specific definition of what marriage should be is no more than name-calling."
Do you collect straw men and then bring them out to show everyone when you have a comment to make?
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