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  • (UC Irvine) California University Now Teaching Zombie Survival Online

    09/11/2013 6:24:21 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    DVICE ^ | Thursday, September 5, 2013 | Colin Druce-McFadden
    California university now teaching zombie survival online UC Irvine has just announced that it will be extending its studies of the human condition into the undead. By partnering with online learning platform Canvas and AMC, UC Irvine has created a class called "Society, Science, Survival: Lessons from AMC's The Walking Dead." The course, while clearly a bit of a gimmick, will cover a wide range of topics pertinent to surviving a zombie apocalypse. By enrolling, you'll be signing up to learn about subjects from "Nutrition in a post-apocalyptic world — are squirrels really good for you?" to "The spread of...
  • Hagel aims to curb unlawful influence arguments in trials

    08/17/2013 12:33:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | August 14, 2013 | Erik Slaven
    PDF link at source for Hagel memorandum.Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is pressing military juries and others involved in military criminal proceedings to exercise their own judgment based on facts, a message that comes as claims of unlawful command influence by senior officials are being made in some sexual assault trials. Comments by President Barack Obama, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, Marine Commandant Gen. James Amos and others have been cited for the appearance of improperly influencing military jurors and command authorities, who some argue may interpret “get-tough” comments on sexual assault as directives. “Central to military justice is the...
  • Judge: Obama sex assault comments 'unlawful command influence'

    06/14/2013 12:45:30 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 94 replies
    Two defendants in military sexual assault cases cannot be punitively discharged, if found guilty, because of “unlawful command influence” derived from comments made by President Barack Obama, a judge ruled in a Hawaii military court this week
  • Part of UCI closed for pastor who burned Quran

    12/01/2011 1:21:36 PM PST · by edcoil · 5 replies
    OCR ^ | 12-1-11 | edcoil
    IRVINE – Authorities have closed down a portion of UC Irvine due to safety concerns about a now-canceled appearance of Terry Jones, the Florida pastor who made news last year for burning the Quran. Anteater Plaza, Ring Road, the flagpoles, and Pereira Road were closed to pedestrian and vehicular traffic until further notice, said Tom Vasich, a spokesman with UC Irvine.
  • UCI Facilitates Secret Meeting with Hamas for their Students

    03/30/2011 4:32:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 2 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 30, 2011 | Roger L. Simon
    Some people wonder why Jews are so often destructive of their own interests; some of the answer to this dilemma may be in the education of their children. No greater laboratory for this study exists than Orange County’s University of California at Irvine. For years a graduate center of European cultural relativist thought — Jacques Derrida taught there — UCI became a natural incubator for extremist ideologies, because, as the relativists decreed, all philosophies and cultures were equal, even those that violently oppressed women and homosexuals and did not, ironically, tolerate free speech. This led inexorably to a boisterous...
  • 11 Muslim students face charges in UCI protest

    02/05/2011 9:22:56 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies
    OC Register ^ | 2/4/11 | Vik Jolly
    SANTA ANA – Eleven students were charged Friday with conspiring to disrupt a speech last year by the Israeli ambassador to the United States at UC Irvine. The incident occurred Feb. 8, 2010, when Ambassador Michael Oren was the featured speaker on campus at a meeting co-sponsored by several organizations. Eleven Muslim students were arrested in the incident. "This case is being filed because there was an organized attempt to squelch the speaker, who was invited to speak to a group at UCI," District Attorney Tony Rackauckas said in a statement. "These defendants meant to stop this speech and stop...
  • 'We will fight you' - Muslim student group prepares to re-emerge

    11/17/2010 6:52:30 AM PST · by La Lydia · 10 replies
    World magazine ^ | November 16, 2010
    When a Muslim organization on a campus that is known for free speech tries to shut up those with a different viewpoint, what's the right penalty? At the University of California, Irvine (UCI), home to approximately 23,000 students and one of the most virulent Muslim student groups in the nation, administrators are choosing a slap on the wrist. UCI's 2010 travail began in February when the Muslim Student Union (MSU) orchestrated a protest of Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren's speech at UCI. Emails obtained by administrators revealed the MSU plan for students one by one to heckle the ambassador. Campus officials...
  • Irvine Community and Jewish Groups React to Muslim Student Union Suspension

    06/25/2010 6:48:23 PM PDT · by Salem · 17 replies
    PajamasMedia ^ | 24 June, 2010 | Reut R. Cohen
    The University of California, Irvine (UCI) is the second youngest campus in the California state university system. UCI has made its mark among prestigious American universities, steadily rising in the U.S. News & World Report ratings of “America’s Best Colleges.” Following the al-Qaeda terror attacks on September 11, 2001, however, the prestigious and relatively subdued Orange County campus began drawing attention and earning a reputation as a breeding ground for anti-American, anti-Israel, and anti-Semitic sentiment. At UCI, certain registered student groups, while claiming to exercise rights to free speech, have violated state and university policy. This is particularly true of...
  • MSU Suspended Over Oren Protest

    06/14/2010 3:12:29 PM PDT · by manic4organic · 13 replies · 375+ views
    The Investigative Project on Terrorism ^ | June 14, 2010 | The Investigative Project on Terrorism
    The University of California, Irvine suspended its Muslim Student Union (MSU) for a year after a school investigation concluded the group organized disruptions of a February speech by Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren, then lied about it. The suspension is effective September 1. The chapter must complete 50 hours of community service before it can apply for reinstatement. If that is granted, the MSU faces another year of disciplinary probation. In a 14-page letter dated May 27, UCI Housing Senior Executive Director Lisa Cornish detailed the findings of the school investigation. It found that MSU violated four student policies involving dishonesty,...
  • UCI bans Muslim Student Union

    06/14/2010 10:25:35 AM PDT · by muglywump · 17 replies · 671+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | June 14, 2010 | DEEPA BHARATH
    IRVINE – Campus officials at UCI have banned the Muslim Student Union for one year and placed the organization on disciplinary probation for an additional year, according to a statement released by the Jewish Federation Monday morning.
  • TERRORISM and COUNTERTERRORISM: News, INFORMATION & Analysis #2

    04/11/2010 9:33:03 AM PDT · by Velveeta · 4,070 replies · 6,773+ views
    Free Republic | 4/11/2010 | FReeper Collaboration
    Obama amputates our nuclear arms By: Charles Krauthammer ...snippet...Under President Obama’s new policy, however, if the state that has just attacked us with biological or chemical weapons is “in compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty,” explained Gates, then “the U.S. pledges not to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against it.” Imagine the scenario: Hundreds of thousands are lying dead in the streets of Boston after a massive anthrax or nerve gas attack. The president immediately calls in the lawyers to determine whether the attacking state is in compliance with the NPT. If it turns out that the attacker...
  • Speaker denounces Zionism in UCI protest

    05/14/2010 12:09:42 AM PDT · by South40 · 17 replies · 490+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 5/13/2010 | IAN HAMILTON
    Islamic activist Amir Abdel Malik Ali spoke at noon Thursday at UC Irvineas part of "Israeli Apartheid Week" presented by the Muslim Student Union. He said before a crowd of several hundred that a movement is occurring in which people aren't afraid of being called anti-Semitic for criticizing Zionism and calling attention to Palestine. Click here to watch his speech. Malik Ali has spoken at UCI in previous years and been among the more controversial speakers to talk at the university. UCI became a microcosm for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict this week as hundreds of students, faculty and visitors took...
  • Assemblyman DeVore seeks ban of Muslim Student Union from UC Irvine

    02/25/2010 11:21:52 AM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 21 replies · 629+ views
    KPCC Wire Services | KPCC ^ | 23 February 2010
    Assemblyman DeVore seeks ban of Muslim Student Union from UC Irvine IRVINE — Assemblyman Chuck DeVore sent a letter to UC Irvine's chancellor asking him to ban the Muslim Student Union from campus following several of the group members' arrests while disrupting a speech by Israel's ambassador to the United States. DeVore, R-Irvine, who is seeking the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat held by Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., also accused the Muslim Student Union of "passing the hat'' for Hamas at a fundraiser for the "terrorist organization'' last year. "It's time to ban this organization from campus,'' DeVore...
  • Police identify 11 students arrested at UCI (Religion Of Peace)

    02/09/2010 8:06:37 PM PST · by Ladycalif · 23 replies · 933+ views
    OC Register ^ | Gary Robbins
    UC Irvine Police arrested 11 people Monday evening on suspicion of disrupting a speech that Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren was giving on U.S.-Israel relations. (Original story about the protest.) The protesters — 8 UCI students and 3 UC Riverside students — were cited for disrupting a public event. (UCI said last night that 12 people had been arrested.) Police have identified the students as: UC Irvine Joseph Tamim Haider Osama Ahmed Sabry Shabaik Mohemed Mohy Eldeen Abdelgany Ali Mohammad Sayeed Asaad Traina Mohammad Qureashi Aslam Akhtar Hakim Nasreddine Kebir UC Riverside Taher Herzallam Shaheen Waleed Nassar Khalid Bahgat Akari
  • Police identify 11 students arrested at UCI

    02/09/2010 4:41:02 PM PST · by muglywump · 10 replies · 555+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | February 9th, 2010 | Gary Robbins, science writer-editor
    UC Irvine Police arrested 11 people Monday evening on suspicion of disrupting a speech that Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren was giving on U.S.-Israel relations. (Original story about the protest.) The protesters — 8 UCI students and 3 UC Riverside students — were cited for disrupting a public event. (UCI said last night that 12 people had been arrested.)
  • Come demonstrate against the Muslim Student Union's ANTI-ISRAEL rally at UC Irvine!!!

    05/13/2009 10:08:40 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 23 replies · 2,235+ views
    May 13, 2009
    Come counterdemonstrate the racist terrorist-lovers of the Muslim Student Union at UC Irvine tonight. We will be stoning a woman in a burka to show the hypocrisy of these genocidal maniacs accusing our democratic ally Israel of (all things!) genocide!!!!See details on counterdemonstration below: The Jihadi's featured speaker tonight will be none other than Cynthia McKinney: Here is a timeline for tonights counterdemonstration: 5:30pm-6:00pm - Meet at Parking Structure on Campus Drive near East Peltason St. 6:00pm-6:20pm - Speaker Jesse Petrilla, will address the group on Sharia Law and fundamentalist Islam 6:20pm-6:30pm - Distribute press release and flyers (attached) about...
  • Woman to be 'Stoned' per Sharia Law for Adultery During Speech by Cynthia McKinney (@UCIrvine TODAY)

    05/13/2009 9:33:28 AM PDT · by The Spirit Of Allegiance · 55 replies · 2,606+ views
    Young Americans for Freedom -- emailed news release | 5/11/2009 | Scott Carpenter
    Conservatives and Feminists Take Aim At Muslim Student Union Reenacting Stoning a Woman to Death during Speech by Ex Congresswoman IRVINE, CA – Members of the conservative youth group, Young Americans for Freedom (YAF), announced that they will graphically reenact the execution of a woman accused of adultery as prescribed by Islamic Law during a speech by Ex Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney. The protest will be held Wednesday May 13 at 6:00 pm outside the UC Irvine Student Center. Demonstrators, dressed in Islamic garb, will hurl over a hundred “rocks” at a woman dressed in a burka at the entrance of...
  • California: Law School Lure: No Tuition (at a state school)

    12/25/2008 5:49:22 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 25 replies · 1,049+ views
    A law school opening next fall in Southern California is offering a big incentive to top students who might be thinking twice about the cost of a legal education during the recession: free tuition for three years. The offer is part of a strategy by Erwin Chemerinsky, a renowned constitutional law scholar and dean of the new school at the University of California, Irvine, to attract Ivy League-caliber students to the first new public law school in the state in 40 years. The law school hopes to offer full scholarships to all 60 members of its inaugural class in 2009....
  • 'Public Interest' Lawyers Say Leave the Homeless to Rot

    02/14/2009 5:31:25 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 10 replies · 904+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 14, 2009 | Heather MacDonald
    The dean of California's newest law school is suing this seaside community over its treatment of the homeless. The suit should serve as a warning to the business establishment of Orange County, Calif., -- which has poured over $24 million into the still-unopened University of California, Irvine law school -- that it is creating a litigation monster that will endanger the county's fabled quality of life. The law school will open its doors this fall. Part of its core mission is to train students in "public interest" law []. The term "public interest" law is a masterstroke of misrepresentation, since...
  • Welcoming Terror on Campus

    10/07/2008 6:12:32 AM PDT · by Victory111 · 2 replies · 164+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 10-7-08 | Jacob Laksin
    As the fountainhead of global Islamic terrorism, Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood has long had a public-relations problem. For years the Brotherhood has struggled to veil its reputation as a violent and reactionary religious movement without moderating the substance of its politics, which continue to include support for terror attacks and the institution of hard-line Sharia law. At the University of California at Irvine (UCI), the Brotherhood has now found an audience receptive to its efforts.
  • UCI Doctors Faked Surgical Records, Report Says (Univ. of CA, Irvine)

    09/25/2008 5:21:38 PM PDT · by kellynla · 6 replies · 606+ views
    orange county register ^ | September 25, 2008 | MARLA JO FISHER and COURTNEY PERKES
    ORANGE – UCI Medical Center could lose Medicare funding after investigators found that anesthesiologists falsified surgical records, filling them out before patients were ever put under on the operating table. Inspectors found serious deficiencies that "substantially limit the hospital's capacity to render adequate care to patients," according to the certified letter and report sent Aug. 15 to the hospital's administrator. The Register obtained a copy of the public record from Medicare officials after UCI failed to respond to a Sept. 12 request for the report and accompanying information. UCI officials sent the Register an e-mail today – after learning of...
  • MILITARY: Judge dismisses charges against Marine (Haditha)

    06/17/2008 9:50:16 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 535 replies · 377+ views
    NC Times ^ | June 17, 2008 | AP
    CAMP PENDLETON ---- A military judge has dismissed charges against a Marine officer accused of failing to investigate the killings of 24 Iraqis. Col. Steven Folsom dismissed charges Tuesday against Lt. Col. Jeffrey Chessani after defense attorneys raised concerns that a four-star general overseeing the prosecution was improperly influenced by an investigator probing the November 2005 shootings by a Marine squad in Haditha. The charges were dismissed without prejudice, meaning they can be refiled, but Folsom excluded Marine Forces Central Command from future involvement. Chessani was the highest-ranking officer implicated in the case.
  • Millar 'gutted' as cycling history repeats itself (Tour de France Doping Scandal)

    07/24/2007 2:09:10 PM PDT · by commish · 9 replies · 578+ views
    ESPN ^ | July, 24, 2007 | Bonnie DeSimone
    PAU, France -- For just a moment Tuesday, David Millar, a former world champion, one of the most respected riders in the peloton not only for his skill pedaling a bike but his candor off it, was reduced to being a fan. A devastated, disillusioned, stricken fan by the side of the road. Millar, like everyone else gathered in the big ballroom serving as the Tour de France headquarters on the second rest day of the race, had been broadsided moments before by the news that Alexandre Vinokourov had tested positive for a banned blood transfusion Saturday, the day he...
  • Unfair treatment is alleged (UCI Repubs vs MSU)

    05/30/2007 9:49:16 PM PDT · by LNewman · 7 replies · 458+ views
    Daily Pilot ^ | May 29, 2007 | Michael Miller
    UCI College Republicans say school administrators gave preference to a Muslim Student Union event over theirs. Three members of UC Irvine's College Republicans have filed a complaint with the campus administration, saying that officials unfairly moved their group two weeks ago to make room for a Muslim Student Union event. In a statement filed May 22, students Reut Cohen, Brock Hill and Julian Babbitt said administrators told their club to move its booth on Ring Road during the Muslim Student Union's "Israel: Apartheid Resurrected" event on May 17. The College Republicans, they said, had booked the spot by the administration...
  • Report: FBI agent bumped Irvine Muslim with car

    05/19/2007 2:34:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies · 1,422+ views
    The University of California, Irvine, is investigating whether an FBI agent bumped a Muslim student with his car near the site of an anti-Israel protest. Yasser Ahmed, 21, said he noticed he was being followed by a car with blackened windows as he drove a 24-foot moving van on campus Monday night to pick up an exhibit sponsored by the Muslim Student Union. The exhibit was a mock wall set up on campus to represent a barrier Israel has built in Palestine. Ahmed said he got out of the truck, stood in front of the car and asked the driver...
  • Video: Muslim Students Disrupt Daniel Pipes Speech at UC Irvine

    02/02/2007 7:44:37 AM PST · by george76 · 43 replies · 2,097+ views
    lgf ^ | February 01, 2007 | lgf
    Last night at the University of California Irvine, the Muslim Students Union staged a threatening, thuggish disruption of a talk by Daniel Pipes. UC Irvine is a hotbed of Muslim radicalism, as we’ve documented many times at LGF, but you may not have understood how bad it is until you see this. (Watch out for a burst of white noise near the middle.)
  • Landis attempts to block out pain

    10/03/2006 7:43:00 PM PDT · by Vision · 22 replies · 773+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | October 3, 2006 | The Associated Press and Bloomberg News
    After two trying months marked by doping allegations, an assault on his reputation and his father-in-law's suicide, Floyd Landis doesn't wish for a stirring comeback so much as the simpler things in life. At this point, he will settle for a good night's sleep, free of pain. To help reach that goal, Landis had hip-replacement surgery last week. With his rehab under way, the 30-year-old American who won this year's Tour de France won't rule out a return to competitive cycling. "Things have been up and down for me," Landis said Monday in an interview with The Associated Press. "I'll...
  • Planned Exhibit of Cartoons Protested

    02/27/2006 1:28:34 PM PST · by Pikamax · 18 replies · 581+ views
    LA TIMES ^ | 02/25/06 | Daniel Yi
    Planned Exhibit of Cartoons Protested The caricatures of Muhammad will be displayed at a UCI student forum. Muslims object, and university officials are wary. By Daniel Yi, Times Staff Writer February 25 2006 Plans by a Republican student group at UC Irvine to showcase the controversial cartoons of the prophet Muhammad that led to violent protests around the world are drawing condemnation from Muslim groups and university officials. The caricatures will be part of a panel discussion sponsored by the campus College Republicans scheduled for Tuesday at 7 p.m. in UCI's Crystal Cove Auditorium.
  • Showing of cartoons of Muhammad riles Calif. campus

    02/28/2006 9:31:24 PM PST · by SmithL · 46 replies · 1,456+ views
    AP ^ | 2/28/6 | GILLIAN FLACCUS
    Irvine, Calif. (AP) -- A student panel discussion on Islamic extremism that included the "unveiling" of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, including one of him wearing a bomb-laden turban, repeatedly descended into name-calling chaos Tuesday night. The panel, which included one Muslim speaker, was repeatedly interrupted by hecklers from the audience who challenged assertions by panelist Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson that Islam was an "evil religion" and that all Muslims hate America. Outside, hundreds of Muslims and their supporters noisily protested the event amid a heavy prolice presence. At one point, University of California, Irvine, police removed two men, one...
  • Muhammad Cartoons Rile California College

    03/01/2006 6:07:38 AM PST · by NewLand · 46 replies · 1,127+ views
    AP ^ | March 1, 2006 | GILLIAN FLACCUS
    Muhammad Cartoons Rile Calif. College Wednesday, March 1, 2006 7:54 AM EST The Associated Press By GILLIAN FLACCUS IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — A student panel discussion that included a display of the Prophet Muhammad cartoons descended into chaos, with one speaker calling Islam an "evil religion" and audience members nearly coming to blows. Organizers of Tuesday night's forum at the University of California, Irvine said they showed the cartoons as part of a larger debate on Islamic extremism. But several hundred protesters, including members of the Muslim Student Union, argued the event was the equivalent of hate speech disguised as...
  • Cartoons bring debate to UCI (pics)

    03/01/2006 6:11:09 AM PST · by Ladycalif · 19 replies · 851+ views
    Irvine Three cartoons mocking the Prophet Muhammad drew about 300 peaceful protesters to UC Irvine on Tuesday night outside a forum that at times sparked free-wheeling shouting matches and audience ejections by police. The free public forum, co-sponsored by a Republican student group at UCI and a self-described conservative student group in Burbank, featured the unveiling of images that for weeks have sparked rioting and deaths in Afghanistan and other Muslim countries. The images originally were published by a Danish newspaper.
  • Feds block liver transplant program

    11/11/2005 5:48:18 AM PST · by Calpernia · 10 replies · 576+ views
    Newsday ^ | November 11, 2005
    ORANGE, Calif. - Over the last two years, more than 30 people died awaiting liver transplants at UCI Medical Center here as the hospital turned down scores of organs that might have saved them, according to a federal report. Following that report, the federal government yesterday rescinded its approval for the liver transplant program. The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, in a letter to UCI chief executive Ralph Cygan, said that, effective immediately, it would stop paying for liver transplants for Medicare recipients on UCI's waiting list. While the agency's action does not close the program, it will...
  • Level the Playing Field--As Long as it's in my Favor! - (former CBS V.P. on "liberal fairness")

    04/09/2005 1:10:47 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 409+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | APRIL 8, 2005 | LEE ELLIS
    The phrase, “Level Playing Field,” was coined in the 1980s, according to The Phrase Finder, to mean fair competition with no advantage to either side. Today, I hear this phrase used more often in politics—from both the Left and the Right. Somehow, I think this phrase has become contaminated, depending on one’s viewpoint or naiveté. Coming from the Right, this probably means “idealism.” Coming, though, from the Left, I suspect that it means that they want welfare from the USA, or they prefer to blame the USA for its capitalism and imperialism and look to either Socialism or Communism as...