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VA Tech professor touts radical new advance in weapons technology
St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 3 October, 2012 | Kurt Hofmann

Posted on 10/06/2012 5:11:19 AM PDT by marktwain

The self-described "progressive" Democracy Now! news program recently interviewed Virginia Tech professor Nikki Giovanni, who taught a class in which VA Tech mass murderer Seung-Hui Cho was (briefly) a student, before she demanded that he leave the class. In the interview, Professor Giovanni advanced some rather startling notions about guns:

"I think that guns are not one of our good ideas. I read the Constitution, and I didn’t see anything that said that any fool that wants a gun should have one. What did I miss?"

Well, one thing she seems to have missed is that the Constitution does not say that "any fool that [sic] wants a" vote should have one, but prospective voters are not required to prove their intelligence. This, of course, is exactly as it should be, because among other problems, such a system would make virtual kings out of those on whom was conferred the power of determining who the "fools" were. Exactly the same problem would apply to restricting firearms in that manner.

She also claimed that if Virginia Tech ever permitted students to carry concealed firearms in class, she would enact a class rule requiring that she and every student "drop [their] clothes outside the door, and we’re going to come in in underwear that is form-fitting," for every class session, so no guns could be concealed (good luck getting that rule to withstand legal scrutiny). She claims the reason for that rule would be that "I’m not going to try to teach somebody that I don’t know what’s in his pocket." How she knows now what students have in their pockets is left unexplained. She certainly did not explain how wearing only their tight-fitting underwear would have helped any of Cho's victims.

Perhaps most startling, though, was her next claim:

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: 2012; banglist; democrats; giovanni; guncontrol; guns; liberalfascism; nikki; vatech
A good deconstruction by Kurt Hofmann. I was tempted to put a barf alert on it for Nikki's remarks.
1 posted on 10/06/2012 5:11:30 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

She must know something about some imminent advance in weaponry, because obviously she cannot be contending that weapons themselves are obsolete.

Oh, dear God! If they do with weapons what they did to the auto industry, God help us all!


2 posted on 10/06/2012 5:17:04 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: marktwain
Ah, she doesn't like cars either. Everyone can ride to work on their bicycle with tight, form-fitting clothes so they can't conceal a weapon. So the real reason she doesn't like guns is that they cause global warming. Specifically:

4 KNO3 (s) + 7 C (s) + S (s) ---> 3 CO2 (g) + 3 CO (g) + 2 N2 (g) + K2CO3 (s) + K2S (s).

3 posted on 10/06/2012 5:19:10 AM PDT by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: marktwain

“I think that guns are not one of our good ideas. I read the Constitution, and I didn’t see anything that said that any fool that wants a gun should have one. What did I miss?”

You’re excused Nikki. The Constitution was not designed to be interpreted by collegiate idiots.


4 posted on 10/06/2012 5:27:04 AM PDT by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: marktwain
She also claimed that if Virginia Tech ever permitted students to carry concealed firearms in class, she would enact a class rule requiring that she and every student "drop [their] clothes outside the door,,,,

Yep, she definitely needs to be living and working in a Gun Free Zone. Let her call 911 and wait.

Guns are an idea whose time has passed. It’s that simple. Cars and guns are two things you don’t need.

Self explanatory no comment needed

5 posted on 10/06/2012 5:29:24 AM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: marktwain

Virginia Tech is a public, taxpayer supported, university. Per usual you have a no talent commie feeding off the taxpayer. Nicki Giovanni goes way back as an (alleged) poet. I used to frequently read about her years ago and figured she was dead. I guess not, she is busy polluting young minds and stealing from Virgina taxpayers.

Naturally she is lesbian with life-partner Virgina Fowler https://www.google.com/search?num=100&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=TOp&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&sa=X&ei=OSNwUMCxGoGk8AT874G4CQ&spell=1&q=nikki+giovanni+virginia+fowler&ved=0CB4QvwUoAA&biw=1696&bih=819


6 posted on 10/06/2012 5:29:38 AM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: marstegreg; All

From David Codrea: “...Professor Giovanni, a darling of leftist academic circles, so naturally someone commissioned by NPR to write an inaugural poem for Obama.”


7 posted on 10/06/2012 5:44:10 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: Mad Dawg; EDINVA; VA_Gentleman; seekthetruth; COBOL2Java; Perdogg; kabar; Gabz; Wage Slave; ...

VA Ping!

If you want on/off the VA Ping List, please freepmail me. Thanks!


8 posted on 10/06/2012 5:48:05 AM PDT by randita
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To: marktwain

I bet the iconic blaster seen in countless sci-fi films becomes a reality.

Seriously, a real blaster that may be just a simple railgun at first firing very small particles at super high speeds to possibly something from Star Trek.

Or better yet light sabers, of which I would rather have.

Its only a matter of time, and not centuries of time before these weapons become a reality.


9 posted on 10/06/2012 6:02:36 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (OPSEC)
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To: marktwain

She is just another affirmative action hire, unqualified to teach anything. It is amazing how low the universities have gone to hire “professors”. A degree from that school is worthless.


10 posted on 10/06/2012 6:10:04 AM PDT by Flavious_Maximus
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To: marstegreg

Its the same mindset that claims we’ll have peace if we unilaterally disarm. Then we will set the example for our adversaries. The possibility that our adversaries would take advantage of the situation does not even seem to be a possibility to them. Of course, I don’t think they’re that stupid—they know exactly what would happen: the destruction of American and the enslavement of its (remaining) people. In fact, that outcome is what they secretly dream of & work toward.


11 posted on 10/06/2012 6:14:14 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: rbg81

Generally, I try to give them the benefit of a doubt but it is certainly getting harder and harder. I would be a lot more worried if they had better leadership. Fortunately they do not! Their messages are generally muddled and it takes everyone a long time to get on the same page and when they finally do, someone turns the page and they have to start (lying) all over again. I do think that if they were as organized as they were in 2008 for the campaign we, as a country, would be in a whole lot more hurt than we are in now. We do need to stop them now as they will not have to worry about messaging or anything else in the next 4 years.If we let this happen we are as guilty as he for comes next.


12 posted on 10/06/2012 6:54:08 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: rbg81

Typical lefty. If she can’t rule over the world, she’s sexually abuse it until the world surrenders.


13 posted on 10/06/2012 6:58:28 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: marktwain
Nikki Giovanni:


14 posted on 10/06/2012 7:05:51 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: dennisw

duh ain't they pruddy /s

15 posted on 10/06/2012 7:06:12 AM PDT by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: marktwain

http://nikki-giovanni.com/bio.shtml

Typical left-wing academic know-nothing.


16 posted on 10/06/2012 7:06:23 AM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: piroque

What a vomitatious couple. These leftist parasites will be retiring in (comparative) luxury courtesy of the taxpayers of Virginia. These lesbos and Marxists only hire their own. Virginia Fowler (her lesbo partner) hired Nicki Giovanni


17 posted on 10/06/2012 7:18:07 AM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: Eye of Unk
Its only a matter of time, and not centuries of time before these weapons become a reality.

Not a chance. We haven't even developed a practical electric vehicle, yet.

A man-portable power source capable of generating the energies needed to make something equal to even the common rifle isn't even on the technological radar screen.

18 posted on 10/06/2012 7:31:29 AM PDT by papertyger
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To: marktwain

“I read the Constitution, and I didn’t see anything that said that any fool that wants a gun should have one. What did I miss?”

She missed the second grade and on as her reading comprehension and vocabulary are severely lacking, which is why she is a college professor and not actually out working.


19 posted on 10/06/2012 8:13:22 AM PDT by CodeToad (Padme: "So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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To: piroque

Ah c’mon, give us a warning next time. Eye bleach please!


20 posted on 10/06/2012 8:25:01 AM PDT by rex regnum insanit (falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus)
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To: piroque

they are both the man. two lesbians imitating two old men. well you can’t get any yummier than that. /s


21 posted on 10/06/2012 8:58:03 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: palmer

One of the questions on the certification test for chemistry teachers is to balance a chemical equation that starts out:

Kno3....

I cracked up when I saw it as I was drilling my wife for the test. It is the equation for the firing of black powder. Texas is a whole different country.


22 posted on 10/06/2012 10:54:51 AM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: papertyger
A man-portable power source capable of generating the energies needed to make something equal to even the common rifle isn't even on the technological radar screen.

I am not so certain. Electrical propulsion is potentially so much more efficient that an electrical equivalent of a 9mm sub-machine gun might be able to run off of lithium ion batteries. Not that there are significant advantages that I can see. I ran the energy numbers once, and if you can convert the electricity to velocity at 80 percent efficiency, you got quite a few shots out of ordinary batteries. It is the conversion process that is difficult, but I can envision a sort of rail gun using electromagnetic shuttles that offset each other.. Guns are a very inefficient heat engine.

23 posted on 10/06/2012 7:06:42 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Only a Ph.D.could be so stupid.


24 posted on 10/07/2012 11:12:22 AM PDT by Mad Dawg (Depone serpentem et ab veneno gradere.)
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To: piroque

OH LAWD!


25 posted on 10/08/2012 12:58:01 AM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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