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Thu Apr 15, 2021, 06:49 AM

Florida passes anti professor bill


Now awaiting DieSantis' signature. Chilling!

https://www.yahoo.com/news/florida-bill-requiring-viewpoint-diversity-102046211.html

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Thu Apr 15, 2021, 06:58 AM

1. The article says that most professors are liberal- well yeah, they're educated!

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Response to Luciferous (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 15, 2021, 08:16 AM

9. "Facts Have a Well-Known Liberal Bias"

(Paul Krugman, NYT)

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Thu Apr 15, 2021, 07:03 AM

2. What an infringement on free speech!

I hope the supreme court ultimately rules this unconstitutional.

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Thu Apr 15, 2021, 07:06 AM

3. NEXT: Florida Bill Mandates Hiring of QAnon Professors in Science Departments to Ensure Diversity

of Viewpoints

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Thu Apr 15, 2021, 07:22 AM

4. Qpublicans are stupid, and jealous, so they want to lower the bar and

level the playing field.

These are the people who watch Fox News every day, and believe it.

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Response to Roisin Ni Fiachra (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 15, 2021, 07:48 AM

6. Stupid people are easily led

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Thu Apr 15, 2021, 07:44 AM

5. I'd call that an invasion of privacy and unconstitutional.

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Thu Apr 15, 2021, 07:49 AM

7. Looking forward to the lawsuit

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Response to Fullduplexxx (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 15, 2021, 09:21 AM

11. Exactly! This will never stand in the courts

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Thu Apr 15, 2021, 08:15 AM

8. Would they over rule Tenure rules?

What effect would it have on union agreements?

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Thu Apr 15, 2021, 09:03 AM

10. Yes,it's chilling

History tells us over n over that Authoritarian n wanna be dictators go after the intelligence .. this action is gonna have to be contested. This is dangerous, IMO

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Thu Apr 15, 2021, 09:28 AM

12. Conservatives have 4 24 hour TV networks and 1500 radio stations.

Shit, let us at least have universities!

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Thu Apr 15, 2021, 09:37 AM

13. classic authoritarian move-look at Turkey under Erdogan

An authoritarian state can do many things to get rid of these democratic types put them in jail, put them on trial but ultimately the government must attack the institutions that produce and sustain them. Newspapers can be easy to buy. NGOs are easy to shut down. Universities are much harder to dismantle.

But this is what, through the great purge, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his allies sought to do. Thousands of academics lost their jobs, and many lost their right to travel, their passports canceled. They would not be able to work at public or private universities again. Legal proceedings would be opened against them and drag on to this day, leaving the fired in limbo. Many who were abroad would not return. They feared being quoted in the press or even speaking to journalists. Some were sentenced to prison. At least one committed suicide. Around 90 of the purged academics came from Ankara University, and 36 came from Mulkiye alone, raising suspicions that the 160-year-old faculty of political science had become a particular target.


https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/24/magazine/the-era-of-people-like-you-is-over-how-turkey-purged-its-intellectuals.html

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Thu Apr 15, 2021, 10:23 AM

14. If it passes in the FL legislature these days, it's always bad.

Anything good (rare) which passed under Death Sentence immediately got undone by the people quitting- ie - resilience officer.

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Thu Apr 15, 2021, 10:32 AM

15. What is wrong with these people??

Florida is not a place I would want to visit. How embarrassing for them. The dumbing down of their universities. And, these people are getting paid to do this? Don't bother solving the pandemic problem, or food, clothing, or housing issues-- let's just pass legislation to control everybody, and then we don't have to do anything!

This is a well-known-from-history assault on freedom. This is what fascists do. The people of Florida should wake up and demand better politicians.

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Thu Apr 15, 2021, 10:36 AM

16. If this happens, no college or university in Florida would be worth a dime

Why would anyone want to go to school in Florida if this is the prevailing law,
or the prevailing sentiment?



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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Thu Apr 15, 2021, 10:54 AM

17. Uh. No. The government can't demand one particular profession start exposing their political

Affiliation.

DOA at the courts.

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Thu Apr 15, 2021, 10:57 AM

18. Ha. Look who's demanding affirmative action...

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