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Thursday, 1 November 2018

Arvin Vohra and Tiffany Diaz De Leon on Education

Filed under: Education, Politics — Tags: , , — mikewb1971 @ 9:09 PM (21:09)

Arvin Vohra
Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 11:42am

Education doesn’t have to be welfare. It doesn’t have to be paid for by taxes, or administered by government.

As an educator, I consider education to be the second most important part of life. The most important part is food. What if we treated education like food?

Some people would choose to provide education at home, just as today many people prepare meals at home. Some might use prepackaged curricula, like the Ron Paul Curriculum – just as today some people like prepared meals.

Others might find deep interest and passion in education, just as some people love exploring new recipes at home. Others might choose to use private schools, just as today people go to private restaurants. Some might have in-home tutors, just as today some people hire caterers.

Most people would probably use a mix – just as today, most people sometimes cook at home, sometimes microwave prepared meals, and sometimes eat at restaurants.

Separating education from the welfare state will give more choices, better quality, and lower taxes. If elected, I will do everything I can to end all government funded, subsidized, or managed education.

Respectfully,

Arvin Vohra
Candidate for U.S. Senate

Let’s go a bit further here —

Tiffany Diaz De Leon
Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 6:30pm

Great Post.

In Washington State, our Dollar Stores are pretty high speed — fresh produce, dairy, lunch meat, aisles and aisles of crackers, noodles, condiments, soda.

Could a poor person survive on dollar store food only? Yes.

May not like it all of the time, but if you are poor what choice do you have?

Moving up the food/grocery ladder . . .

* Big Lots — discount store, some grocery
* Walmart
* Sam’s Club
* Costco
* Cash and Carry
* Standard grocery stores such as Safeway, Albertsons
* Wholefoods and PCC
* Small yuppie, posh grocery stores in smaller yuppie posh neighborhoods such as Harbor Greens with custom meat, expensive dressings, and overpriced olive bars.

Then onto higher-priced foods such as crab legs, lobster bisques, prime rib

– Sprinkle in, as above, (range of) restaurants and/or home delivered meals.

But instead of being food. Above could be education. Yes, Dollar Store – education. Yes, olive bar – education. Yes, home delivery — education.

Maybe parents can only afford dollar store food — to send their child to ‘Wholefoods’ – level education.

Answer is always the same = Subsidize Nothing.

Answer is always the same = Free Markets.

Food, education, dry-cleaning, medical care, socks, birth control, no matter = free market.

At least with education, the Internet (modem dinging sound effect) has leveled the playing field tremendously 🙂

#UberizeEducation
#AlacarteEducation
#DollarStoreEducation
#NotMyKid

So instead of Uberizing education, you would prefer to keep your kids in the government-owned and -operated indoctrination and daycare centers public schools

  • Where your kids can sample all of the latest drugs, both recreational and officially-sanctioned?
  • Where your kids can get alcohol?
  • Where your kids can have sex with their peers (or teachers, or the janitor, or the “school resource officer”)?
  • Where your kids can go through metal detectors and / or get wand-raped before entering the building?
  • Where your kids can get their officially-issued ID card with embedded RFID chip (biometrics coming soon!)?
  • Where your kids can know that they’re safe because someone affixed a sign saying “NO WEAPONS ALLOWED” sign to a post on the property boundary?
  • Where your kids can be taught that a mile is a shorter distance than a kilometer?
  • Where your kids can be tasered, pepper-sprayed and handcuffed for the offense of “being out of line” ?

FOR FURTHER REFERENCE

  1. Thanks, APS, For These Results

NOTES

  1. Reposted —
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs — Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook / Freedom Vine / Friendica / Google Plus / Minds / Oneway / Tea Party Community / Twitter / VK
    2. KCUF Media Facebook page
    3. The Weekly Sedition Facebook page
    4. A Bias Towards Liberty Facebook group
    5. Freedom Rally Point New Mexico Facebook group
    6. , Independent Insights Facebook group
    7. Lets Talk Politics Facebook group
    8. New Mexico Lest We Forget (voters remorse) Facebook group
    9. New Mexico Libertarians Facebook group

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Victim Disarmament Advocate Commits Act of Bare-Handed Violence at Kent State

Filed under: Education, Politics, Self-Defense — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 5:08 AM (05:08)

Next Friday (4 May) marks the 38th anniversary of the Kent State shootings.

Gun Control Advocate Assaults Student for Supporting 2nd Amendment (full video)

Help Assaulted Student Get New DSLR

Liberty Hangout: Gun Control Advocate Assaults Student for Supporting the 2nd Amendment, by Justin Moldow

Campus Reform: Conservative student assaulted during ‘change my mind’ event, by Ezry Bennett, The Kent Conservative

The Kent Conservative: Conservative student assaulted during ‘change my mind’ event, by Ezry Bennett


Friday, 30 September 2016

Web presence for CNM Libertarians

Filed under: Education, Networking, Organizing, Politics — Tags: , , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 12:20 AM (00:20)

Central New Mexico Community College [CNM] Libertarians –

Blog

Facebook page

Facebook group


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Thursday, 24 January 2013

FREE PAPER GUNS!

Filed under: Education, Humor, Politics, Self-Defense — Tags: , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 2:25 AM (02:25)

After reading in Yahoo! News that a fifth-grader was reprimanded for bringing a paper ‘gun’ to school, I decided to open a new line of business for myself – that of paper arms merchant.

As the local crack dealer will tell you, the ones below are FREE – after these, you’ll have to shell out some hard cash.

For future purchases, I’m willing to settle for Federal Reserve Notes, but would prefer hard specie – gold, silver or platinum.

To obtain your very own paper weaponry, all you have to do is print this page, then cut along the dotted lines. It really is that simple.

First up, I have the Paper Pistol Model 1. It’s 8″ x 5″ – easily used in one hand.

Next there’s the Paper Assault Weapon Model 2. It’s a bit longer, so you might have to use the magazine as a foregrip. But that shouldn’t be a problem.

Below is the compact version of the Model 2. To get the full-sized version, simply click on the image (it should come up in a separate tab), and then print it out.

Either model can be folded or rolled up and still function perfectly – either one can easily be concealed in a pocket, in a book, even in your wallet!

And remember that since both of them are 100 percent PAPER, they will easily get through any sort of metal detector. Also, since they don’t use anything like gunpowder, there’s no worry about nitrate traces!

H/T to Tashie for the heads-up!


NOTES

  1. Links to this post
  2. Reposted –
    1. Personal micro-blogs – Facebook / Google Plus / Twitter / Xanga: Chatboard, Pulse
    2. Personal blogs – WordPress / Xanga
    3. The Weekly SeditionFacebook / WordPress

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Sunday, 30 September 2012

STAIF-II — 16-18 April 2013, ABQ, NM

Filed under: Education, Events, Friends — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 12:10 PM (12:10)

Current mood: excited

The Space Technology and Applications International Forum (STAIF) II

MCM Eleganté
2020 Menaul Blvd NE Albuquerque NM 87107
Tuesday, 16 April – Thursday, 18 April 2013

Announcing a science conference, STAIF II, to happen in Albuquerque on April 16-18, 2013. The conference will present peer-reviewed scientific papers on physics, exotic propulsion concepts, discoveries about Mars and the use of science to remediate problems here on Earth. The conference will be held at the MCM Eleganté. Senior, student and day rates will be available.

The purpose of this conference is to enable highly qualified scientists to present ideas that are far in advance of mainstream thinking.

This conference is intended to appeal to people who want to get off the planet. It’s not about not liking Earth; it’s about looking at the stars and feeling in your gut that we need to be there. We can get there. This conference is about making it happen.


Keep in mind Clarke’s Three Laws

  1. When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
  2. The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
  3. Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

About that third law – once you’ve got the concept of technology down, the notion of “magic” as some unexplainable, supernatural force can be put aside and the term relegated to stage shows in Las Vegas.

Some details –


NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and sites – Facebook / Google Plus / Hunch / Xanga / Yahoo! email archive
    2. KCUF Media – Xanga / Yahoo! email archive / Yahoo! Upcoming
    3. Duke City Fix


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Wednesday, 15 February 2012

About the Recent Stabbing Incident . . . [CNM Dissent]

Filed under: Education, Philosophy, Politics, Self-Defense — Tags: — mikewb1971 @ 2:09 AM (02:09)

Current mood: cynical

Got this in my email on Friday –

——– Original Message ——–
Subject: CNM – UNM Emergency Alert
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2012 13:26:54 -0500 (EST)
From: AttentionCNM Official Communication

AttentionCNM Emergency Notice: UNM Police: CNM Main should be on alert for white female stabbing suspect 5’9″ brwn hair black jacket purple PJ pants. Call 911 if seen.

There’s a few questions that the above message doesn’t answer. I’ll list the immediately obvious ones here.

  1. Are there any other details on the description of the suspect? Apparent weight? Hairstyle? Tattoos? Piercings? Glasses or sunglasses?
  2. Where exactly did the alleged stabbing take place? How badly injured was the alleged victim?
  3. Which way was the suspect headed?
  4. Did the suspect get into a vehicle? If so, what did it look like? License plate? Was she driving, or just a passenger?
  5. Were there other people involved the incident? (Besides the suspect described above and the victim, but you should already know that’s what I meant with this question.)
  6. Was the suspect carrying anything that might have belonged to the victim?

So what say you, “Suncats” ?

Does CNM need its own police force, as UNM has the UNMPD? No, I’m not referring to UNM’s Campus Security (apparently a subdivision of UNMPD) – according to the UNM site, UNMPD has sworn, accredited, and commissioned officers on staff. These people carry pistols on their belts (and probably long guns in their cruiser trunks), they have powers of arrest, and are also commissioned as deputy sheriffs with BCSO.

I would answer this question with one word – “NO!” – CNM does NOT need its own “CNMPD.” Instead, the Administration and Governing Board should simply do away with the current policy of victim disarmament where students, staff and faculty are concerned.

And why exactly would I refer to such “safety-oriented” policies as the no-weapons rules that CNM and UNM have as “victim disarmament”? Really, folks – it’s simple, look up the two words “victim” (see #2) and “disarmament” for yourself – the phrase is self-explanatory. The very people that these policies are intended to stop are the same people who are least likely to obey these policies.

Look at how well these sorts of policies worked at stopping Seung-Hui Cho and Nidal Malik Hasan, then get back to me about the “necessity” for them, OK?

So long as UNM and CNM retain their victim-disarming policies, I will assume that administrators on both campuses are tacitly OK with events such as this recent stabbing, as well as the alleged rape of 13 December 2010 and the 4 January 2011 UNMH Shooter. After all, the criminals aren’t barging into meetings of UNM’s Board of Regents or CNM’s Governing Board to wreak havoc. It’s only the rest of us that have to live with the risk.


NOTES

  1. Original article

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Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Survey from the Chronicle [CNM Dissent]

Filed under: Education, Media, Quizzes / Surveys, Reading — Tags: , — mikewb1971 @ 5:09 PM (17:09)

Here is the latest CNM Chronicle Reader Survey. My answers are interleaved throughout below in BOLD type.

  1. How often do you read the CNM Chronicle?

    Weekly
    Bi-weekly
    Monthly
    Never

  2. What would you like to read in the CNM Chronicle?

    Letters to the editor
    Op-ed pieces by students

  3. What section do you like in the CNM Chronicle?

    Front page news
    Did You Know?
    Opinion
    Restaurant reviews
    Theater reviews
    Movie reviews
    Music reviews
    Word on the Streets (WOTS)
    Relationship column
    Things to do
    From the Tack Board
    All
    Other (please specify)

  4. What campus do you pick up the CNM Chronicle?

    Main
    Montoya
    Westside
    Rio Rancho
    South Valley
    Work Force Training Center
    Other (please specify)

  5. Did you know that the CNM Chronicle has a web site?

    YES
    NO

  6. Do you follow the CNM Chronicle social media, i.e. facebook[1] and twitter[1]?

    YES
    NO


NOTES

  1. Shouldn’t “facebook” and “twitter” be capitalized, as in “Facebook” and “Twitter” ?
  2. Original article
  3. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs – Xanga
    2. CNM DissentWordPress

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Wednesday, 5 January 2011

What about the UNMH Shooter? [CNM Dissent]

Current mood: bitter, cynical

——– Original Message ——–
Subject: UNM Incident 01/04/11
Date: Tue, 04 Jan 2011 18:10:01 -0500 (EST)
From: Attention CNM Official Communication

UNM North Campus Situation: Active Shooter at UNM. There is no imminent threat at CNM properties. No further information is available at this time. Please refer to local news outlets for information on street closures.

For those not “in the know,” the phrase “Active Shooter” means someone who carries their gun(s) into a venue where people are present and starts shooting people. These “Active Shooters” usually pick places to do this where everyone else in the vicinity has been disarmed by the venue’s rules and regulations. Other examples: Virginia Tech, Ft. Hood, in that on most college campuses and military posts, the carrying of firearms or “other weapons” is forbidden to everyone except those who have official permission. CNM[1] and UNM[2] have such policies.

When was the last time you heard of one of these incidents happening at a shooting range, or at a gun show? You would think that places with lots of armed people present would have blood on the floor a foot deep. But no, those are some of the safest places I’ve been to in my life, and – get this! – everyone is polite to everyone else. Whodathunk it?

——– Original Message ——–
Subject: Lockdown Alert – Main Campus 01/04/11
Date: Tue, 04 Jan 2011 18:37:16 -0500 (EST)
From: Attention CNM Official Communication

CNM Main Campus is on lockdown temporarily due to UNMH suspect at-large. CNM Security personnel will notify occupants of change in status.

So CNM went on “lockdown” for an incident that happened over a mile away from CNM’s facilities?! What was this clown carrying, a Barrett M82 variant?!

Even IF he had been carrying some sort of .50-caliber rifle[3], he wouldn’t have been able to hit much of anything at CNM with it, considering that there’s all kinds of these things called buildings in the way. Also consider that even with a rifle chambered in .50 BMG, you still have to be a decent shot to hit CNM property from the UNMH location – there is, after all, about 1.5 miles between the two.

——– Original Message ——–
Subject: ALL CLEAR – LOCKDOWN LIFTED
Date: Tue, 04 Jan 2011 18:45:41 -0500 (EST)
From: Attention CNM Official Communication

ALL CLEAR. The CNM lockdown has been lifted. Thank you for your cooperation.

Whew! Aren’t we lucky that such an incident didn’t happen at CNM? After all, the administrators haven’t gotten their plan together to deal with such incidents yet:

CNM should consider adding School Shooter planning to their Emergency Management Plan (EMP), and consider a joint training exercise in the future with the Albuquerque Police Department (APD), APD Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) units, Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO), hospitals, and other agencies and organizations as appropriate.

The college has instituted Emergency Management Training, which when fully implemented will be mandatory training of all CNM employees. This training contains three modules, Active Shooter, Emergency Evacuation, and Disruptive Students. Additionally, the college has included a SWAT/APD Active Shooter Drill on the Two Year Safety and Security Calendar. The college is planning an Emergency Response Team Exercise conducted by APD during the Fall 2010 term, and a full drill scheduled for 2011.

I’m wondering – what will this “Active Shooter” module to the Emergency Management Training consist of, besides the admonition to lock the door and a revival of the Cold-War era “doctrine” of “duck and cover”?

Y’know, CNM could save a bundle on “expert” panels and seminars if they would simply strike the prohibition against armed students, faculty and staff[1] and let people go about their business armed. Think of the saved costs in terms of electricity not used for PowerPoint shows.

Hell, CNM could even make a few bucks off of this, by offering courses in self-defense and firearms safety and proficiency.


NOTES

  1. From the CNM “General Safety” page:
    • Never bring firearms or other weapons on premises, including buildings, parking lots and vehicles.
    • Fascination with guns or other weapons may indicate an employee at risk for violent behavior. Carefully consider such situations and, if appropriate, report it to your supervisor.
  2. 2. Violent Behavior

    Violent behavior will not be tolerated.

    • Violent behavior includes verbal, written, physical, electronic, or non verbal threats or other behavior that would constitute a threat of violence or cause a reasonable person to be fearful.
    • Violent behavior includes physical acts against persons, University property, or property belonging to others that would constitute a threat of violence or cause a reasonable person to be fearful.
    • Violent behavior includes restraining an individual or interfering with someone’s free movement, except in patient care or child care areas when specifically authorized by departmental policy.
    • Violent behavior includes the possession or use on University property of firearms, ammunition, or weapons of any kind, unless authorized for law enforcement personnel by the University Chief of Police. This also includes brandishing any object that could reasonably be perceived as a weapon. The University’s policy on weapons is listed in Section 2.1. below. [Emphasis mine – MWB]
    • Violent behavior includes the use or possession on University property of dangerous substances or materials, explosives, or incendiary devices, unless used for University business, such as research, and specifically authorized in advance by Safety & Risk Services.

    2.1. Weapons Prohibited on University Property

    Law enforcement officers, in the performance of their authorized duties, may carry weapons on campus. ROTC students conducting required and supervised drills may carry inoperable weapons only for the purpose of those drills.

    With the foregoing exceptions, no person may use or possess a weapon on any part of campus. For the purpose of this policy, weapons include, but are not limited to, firearms, ammunition or other dangerous weapons, substances, or materials, bombs, explosives, or incendiary devices. Persons with such weapons, materials, or devices must enter campus at the closest point to the Campus Police Office and deposit all weapons or materials at that office for the duration of their stay. Dangerous substances and materials used for University business, such as research, must be authorized in advance by Safety & Risk Services.

    If any person does carry such weapons and/or materials on campus, the weapons and/or materials may be impounded by a law enforcement officer for the duration of the person’s stay on campus and the person may also be subject to appropriate disciplinary and/or criminal action.

  3. Chances are the firearms this clown carried were NOT anything chambered in .50 BMG, but something smaller and lighter, that’s easier to walk around the UNMH corridors with.
  4. Original article

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Friday, 17 December 2010

Crime and Self-Defense at CNM [CNM Dissent]

Current mood: cynical

——– Original Message ——–
Subject: Timely Notice of Incident on Main Campus
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2010 15:36:24
From: cnm@cnm.edu
To: undisclosed-recipients

It was reported to CNM Security today (Dec. 13) that an alleged sexual assault of a female occurred on Dec. 6, 2010, at 1 p.m. at the BMX parking lot on CNM’s Main Campus[1]. Anyone with information should contact Lt. Conklin in the CNM Security department at 224-4635. It is believed that the suspect was a male around 6-feet tall and heavy set with long black hair and thick facial hair/mustache, possibly Hispanic or Native American, driving a van.

All individuals should remain vigilant and aware of their surroundings in parking lots and should report any suspicious or unusual activity to CNM Security immediately at 224-3001.

This notice is sent in compliance with the “Timely Notice” provisions of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998[2].

How nice of the Administration to comply with federal law in notifying us students and faculty about this incident.

Still, it is rather . . . (is “alarming” too strong a word here? No, it isn’t) . . . alarming that such an incident like this could happen in broad daylight is what we would presume to be an open parking lot[3].

I wonder if this incident might have been facilitated in any way by CNM’s policies of victim disarmament[4]:

Never bring firearms or other weapons on premises, including buildings, parking lots and vehicles.


NOTES

  1. The BMX parking lot is tucked away behind Isotopes Park and the Student Services Center – see this map for yourself.
  2. Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998
  3. Classes for the Fall 2010 semester concluded on Saturday, 11 December.
  4. Related post – Is CCW (Partially) OK on Campus?
  5. Original article
  6. Reposted –
    1. New Mexico Liberty

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Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Quote of the Day for 20 October 2010

Filed under: Education, Quote of the Day — mikewb1971 @ 12:41 PM (12:41)


Current mood: pessimistic, pissed

“Year by year, a third of the [American] labor pool emerges with a college degree. Most of these degrees are in the humanities and social sciences.

“Meanwhile, China produces over 450,000 college graduates a year in science and engineering – as many scientists and engineers as the United States has, total. Then, next year, China will do it again.”

– Gary North


NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs – Xanga

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