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Posted on December 12 at 3:18 p.m.
Ha, a large portion of the academics at UCBS should be committed to a residential treatment facility :) But best be careful b/c saying so could set the campus on "high alert" and get me in trouble too....
"Not merely the validity of experience but the very existence of external reality was tacitly denied by their philosophy. The heresy of heresies was common sense. George Orwell - 1984 On the Thought Police."
On Former UCSB Employee Neil Baker Sentenced to Probation
Posted on November 25 at 11:16 a.m.
"Lichtenstein also reasoned Napolitano’s former high-profile position at the Department of Homeland Security and tough stance on immigration will ultimately benefit the entire university system."
What does this mean ??? That UCs stance on Illegal immigration will chance because of her ?
On UC President Janet Napolitano Visits UCSB
Posted on November 22 at 8:40 p.m.
Ohhh come on whosecityisthis2012 , the idea that she is an innocent victim is ludicrous, she had plenty of power in this situation as well, and to not see that is naive. Power comes in many forms ( not just a high salary ) , she is a beautiful woman. Sadly they both loose as a result of their actions though, and taxpayers end up paying out.
On Undersheriff Jim Peterson Retired Amid 'Sexting' Scandal
Posted on November 22 at 8:23 p.m.
Who would have thought that the uber liberal, multicultural, stick up for the underdog, Independent would be a tool for the fascist police authority ? Now I'm really confused..!!
On Police Arrest Pair of Gang Members for Sexual Battery
Posted on November 16 at 2:09 p.m.
I don't want to make fun of the tragic consequences of student -well lets face it stupid behavior, nor criticize the hard work by professionals who save lives. But regarding the response of authorities in IV I've heard of at least one incident where a SB County engine company stayed in bed and faked responding to a call, apparently they started the engine and rolled it out, had someone key the mike and report as if they were responding. All this to avoid what is too often a false alarm where they are called back, why not just stay in your warm bed. They got caught apparently b/c someone else also responded and they were not where they said they were. I heard this story from a County Fire Fighter - whether it is true or not it sheds light on the attitudes and practices in the IV student ghetto.
On You Drink, They’ll Drive
Posted on October 31 at 7:27 p.m.
So one good thing about more iPads in schools is the fact that clowns like this will learn early on how to disable GPS before they actually steal the device !!!
On Prolific Car Burglar Arrested Again
Posted on October 2 at 11:11 a.m.
Wouldn't be the first time this tactic was used by local Institutions. Brooks Institute under the leadership Of Ernie Brooks Junior pulled the same trick and got away with it. The current owners then later got caught with registrar shenanigans. Glad to see that the local media is at least willing to cover these issues.
It's hard to find examples of business transactions ( other than higher ED) where so much is promised in return for good money and so little often returned AND the customer ( in this case the student ) willing to too often NOT question at all how they got hoodwinked.
On Psych Students Sue Pacifica
Posted on September 26 at 11:22 a.m.
What a boondoggle this is. Vendors (Apple) keen on selling gadgets en masse, School Administrators hip to look good and tech savvy outright lying to taxpayers as well as threatening teachers to keep quiet, NO empirical evidence that these tools/methods actually work, and the list goes on..... And YES there is evidence of all of this.
At this point I am seriously wondering WHY the Independent's writers are NOT asking some of the hard questions of our district admins regarding these shenanigans ??
The LaTimes has a piece today "Who pays if L.A. Unified students lose or break iPads?"
On iPads For School Kids?
Posted on August 9 at 3:04 p.m.
EastBeach: Let me remind you that UCSB, and UC as a whole, is NOT just an institution that teaches young undergrads, but rather a large anddiverse group of all kinds of people, Grad Students, researchers as well as a huge employer & influence in the community.
Also, this idea that complicated and controversial issues are debated in the classroom is well, lets say on the naive side. A huge amount ofindoctrination goes on in the classroom here, such that many students who DO have opposing views just keep their mouths shut out of fear and peer pressure as well as from faculty who have decided that their role is to "save the world" under the guise of academic freedom, and on the State's dime. If you want to pass the class and get a good grade you usually keep your mouth shut.
Hardly what I would call a healthy environment for discussion and tolerance. A great example of how this works is depicted in the film:"Indoctrinate U" ( which btw was not allowed to be shown on campus here )
Last of all this idea that the rest of us are "codgers and Elks Club members" is pretty presumptuous. I, as someone who has worked for the UC for 15 years and got a graduate degree from, I not only have some first hand knowledge BUT an interest in the place as well as a concern for ( like you ) how it is influencing our young adults and society as a whole. Honestly I am concerned!
On UCSB Graffiti Targets Undocumented Students
Posted on August 9 at 1:40 p.m.
Well then "Adonis_Tate" are you available to stop my place ? Say maybe even spend the night in my backyard, ( I can supply the tent ) and when the 3 "pinche" chihuahuas sound off from my neighbor's kennel @ 3AM I will expect your "Zen like" tactics" to immediately quiet them so I can then sleep. :)
To date I have followed the path of using SB City Animal Control in an attempt to improve the situation. Sadly, I am finding that in many ways, animals have more rights than property tax paying citizens in this town !
On Coyotes Eating Pets
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