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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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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, 12 August 2009

Machine Tool Technology 1005 & 1035 — Blueprint Reading I & II

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 3:04 PM (15:04)

1005 — Blueprint Reading I
Covers the interpretation of basic manufacturing and fabrication drawings, terminology, or orthographic projection, sectional views, dimensions, tolerances, symbols and drawing standards.

1035 — Blueprint Reading II
Continues a review of basic shop blueprint interpretation, provides interpretation of complex manufacturing and fabrication drawings including sectional views, tolerances and allowances, surface texture and assembly drawings.

Student Competencies

Upon successful completion of this course the student should be able to identify and interpret the following:

  1. basic linework, title blocks, notations, dimensions, and tolerances.
  2. revolved and removed sections.
  3. complex manufacturing symbols and special features.
  4. primary and secondary auxiliary views.
  5. complex sectional views.
  6. shop working drawings and written notes.
  7. assembly drawings and bill of materials.
  8. complex welding symbols.
  9. supplementary welding symbols.
  10. structural drawings.
  11. basic sheet metal development drawings.

Course components

  1. Theory

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Photonics 1010 — Introduction to Fiber Optics

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 10:49 PM (22:49)

This course presents optical wave-guides and fibers as well as fiber optics telecommunication. The course covers basic fiber optics components and active devices such as detectors for fiber optic systems, isolators, attenuators, circulators, couplers, cables, connectors, switches, pump lasers, transmission systems, repeaters and electrical/optical conversion.

Course Modules

  • Review of Principles of Light and Unit Conversions
  • The Optical Fiber
  • Fiber Advantages
  • Fiber Characteristics / Losses
  • Fiber Optic Cables
  • Light Sources
  • Dispersion
  • Fiber Installation
  • Connectors and Splices


Student Competencies

Upon successful completion of this course the student should be able to:

  1. Explain terminology associated with fiber optic specifications sheets.
  2. Characterize signal degradation through dispersion and loss in a fiber optic system.
  3. Terminate a multimode fiber to specified loss value.

Course components

  1. Theory
  2. Laboratory
  3. Internet Research

Monday, 20 July 2009

Advanced Lasers and “the Suncat” [CNM Dissent]

Filed under: Education — Tags: , , , — mikewb1971 @ 12:56 AM (00:56)

Current mood: frustrated

Yeah, I know I haven’t posted here in a while. Sue me.

Today I checked CNM’s Facebook page and found out that — TA-DAAA!!! — they are getting ready to release the Suncat.

Click the pictures for the full-sized versions
 

Yeah, I know that’s kind of a bummer. Maybe you were expecting something really grand?

Here’s what I posted to the update in question (besides my preference for the CNMone) —

I like the mascot that gets me into the Advanced Laser and electronics classes that I need to graduate.

Considering that (Acting) Applied Technologies Chair Michael Cranney —

  • FIRST refused to schedule Advanced Laser Systems without 12 people wanting to sign up for it,
  • THEN told us he’d offer it in the Spring 2010 semester,
  • NOW he’s saying he’ll offer it on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays,

I might as well put my hopes on the Suncat.


NOTES

  1. Original article

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Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Summer 2009 Courses

Filed under: Education — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 11:47 PM (23:47)

Current mood: productive

Summer 2009 Course Schedule
18 May — 9 August 2009

All at Main Campus

Total Hours: 8.00

CRN Course Title CR Days Times Building / Room
92489 CIS 1425 Network Topology / CISCO I 3 T R 2:00 — 4:45 PM N-0114
92424 MATT 1035 Metals Blueprint Reading II 2 T R 12:30 — 1:40 PM W-0009
92552 PHOT 1010 Introduction to Fiber Optics 3 T R 8:00 — 10:50 AM N-0123

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Electronics 2020 — PC Upgrade and Repair

Filed under: Education, Technology — Tags: , , , — mikewb1971 @ 6:54 PM (18:54)

This course maps fully to CompTIA’s new 2006 A+ Exam objectives. The course is designed to be a complete, step-by-step approach for learning the fundamentals of supporting and troubleshooting computer hardware.

Course Modules

  • Hardware Needs Software to Work
  • PC Repair Fundamentals
  • Form Factors and Power Supplies
  • Processors and Chipsets
  • Motherboards
  • Upgrading Memory
  • Hard Drives
  • Installing and Supporting Input / Output (I/O) Devices
  • Multimedia Devices and Mass Storage
  • PCs on a Network
  • Notebooks, Tablet PCs and PDAs
  • Supporting Printers and Scanners

Student Competencies

Upon successful completion of this course the student should be able to:

  1. Identify fundamental parts of a computer and their functions.
  2. Distinguish between AT, ATX, BTX, LPX and NLX form factors.
  3. Identify system requirements for software and hardware installations and upgrades.
  4. Identify hardware requirements for setting up a SOHO network.
  5. Identify fundamental parts of a laptop and a PDA.
  6. Describe function and parts of an inkjet, laser and dot-matrix printer.

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