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Posted on March 20 at 9:55 a.m.

Apparently Miller-Young forgot to read this email:

"UC system President Janet Napolitano said the university seeks "to create, and to nurture, an ethos of respect for others, and inclusion for all." That effort should not diminish the spirit of free speech and "robust constructive dialogue," she said, urging students, faculty and staff to maintain civility."

On UCSB Police Department Releases Professor-Protestor Incident Report

Posted on March 18 at 4:09 p.m.

This just shows the brazen arrogance and assumption that HER point of view is the "right" one. In my mind people like this have NO business masquerading as "academics" and especially influencing young minds where a supposedly open discussion of ideas and thoughts should be fostered. As mentioned above this can rob students of an opportunity to think for themselves instead of being swayed by an individual professor's ideology.

Also, Imagine for a moment there is an anti-war demonstration on campus and protesters are using graphic depictions of what war does to people and a professor decides that it is their right to steal this material arguing that because the images trigger something ? I have NO doubt that the left would go crazy with accusations, AND more
importantly campus administrators would not miss the opportunity to remind everyone to be tolerant and respectful of individual's rights. We've seen none of this from them in this case.

On UCSB Police Department Releases Professor-Protestor Incident Report

Posted on March 11 at 4:19 p.m.

Where is Henry Yang in speaking out against intolerance and harassment on campus, even IF it is coming from the left ??

On UCSB Professor Accused of Assaulting Anti-Abortion Activist

Posted on March 11 at 11:13 a.m.

Howard, Good points on sharing the path. I'm a little confused though as you continually use the word "bike path" which seems to indicate that the path IS for rolling bicycles. BUT at the same time it is also a walkway for pedestrians , Right ? This is often NOT clear with many of our paths used around town by bikes.

A great example is the path along the water front in SB that IS often used by pedestrians as well, AND it is dangerous for both them and bicyclists as a result. What has always confused me is the lack of any clear signing telling users what to expect. In the case of the SB waterfront I cannot legally ride my bicycle on the sidewalk BUT pedestrians apparently CAN walk on the bike path ??

So I for one , as a daily bicycle commuter, would appreciate some clarity on the topic. Of course I agree that in all cases being courteous is called for BUT clarity ( when possible ) would always help the situation as well.

On Sharing the Path

Posted on March 11 at 10:45 a.m.

I'm also no defender of the anti-abortion crowd BUT too often on campus there exists an attitude ( often brazen and entitled ) that IF you don't like someone's speech you have a right to block, shout down and deny them from speaking. Throwing a tantrum is another common tactic. I've seen it happen on numerous occasions.

This is a serious problem and should be seen for what it is a free speech issue. Academics and their student followers ( speaking of brainwashing ! ) have a right to not agree with people who come on campus but they should NOT be able to stop them from speaking or use physical violence to stop them. Those here that are ONLY critical of the anti abortion group involved, and their tactics, are missing the point.

On UCSB Professor Accused of Assaulting Anti-Abortion Activist

Posted on March 10 at 12:23 p.m.

"Attempted Murder, Near-Riot in Isla Vista
Police Struggle to Manage Crowd After Visiting Rhode Island Resident Stabbed in the Gut"

How about just doing something about violent crime in general in IV ?? Rape, getting stabbed and or assaulted are ALL horrible crimes that deserve a SERIOUS response on the part of authorities and the University. Why does rape have to be held in a special category ?

On Doing Something About Rape in Isla Vista and UCSB

Posted on March 7 at 11:13 a.m.

Maybe Chancellor Yang should order up ( 5 ) more police officers and more video surveillance on campus, maybe throw in a helicopter ? and why not fear sells :)

On UCSB Basketball Fan Arrested After Rushing Court

Posted on March 5 at 11:23 a.m.

**Note to the Independent to make sure and bring this case, and any others where Mothers abuse their children, up for their Mother's day issue. They have no problem bashing men on Fathers's day ( and have done so on several occasions), hi-lighting the likes of deadbeat dads and how horrible men are etc etc.

It's interesting that folks immediately look for a racial bias here BUT fail to see that there is ALSO a sexist bias as well.

On Woman Sentenced to Probation for DUI Crash That Broke Son's Neck

Posted on February 27 at 11:01 a.m.

"the Realtors support anything that reduces crime"

HA that's funny it's more like the Realtors support anything that increases their commission, lets be honest.

On Realtors Oppose Gang Injunction

Posted on February 26 at 8:52 p.m.

So can we count on the independent's "critical hard hitting investigative journalists" to report back to the taxpayers on how successful this experiment turns out ?

Recall that the schools superintendent sold us on how "science and technology" would be funded by the measure on the ballot, eg the parcel tax. I also know for a fact that science teachers in the district who were critical of what was being done with the funds were told to keep their mouths shut, eg threatened to not speak up less they ruin the "deal" that was being crafted with Apple Inc.

So far , if you read the LaTimes the process has NOT gone well in the LA unified district and in fact appears to be a money hole with NO proof that these gadgets actually help kids learn.

Maybe I'm wrong, but lets give it a chance BUT NOT get hoodwinked by district admins and Apple's slick PR henchmen in thinking that this is the best thing since sliced bread. I'm skeptical though and mostly worried that the hard questions are neither being asked nor answered.

On 1,200 School iPads Set for Distribution

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