Browsing the archives for the Local/Nevada category

F. The. Police.
By: Barry Belmont

It’s shit like this… So long as police (or anyone for that matter) are capable of initiating violence against innocent individuals without fear of reprisal, we will never be free.

3 Comments Posted in Cop Blocking, Local/Nevada
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Smarmy, Pseudo-Intellectual, Quasi-Socialist College Students, Or, Why People Really Don’t Take the Budget Cut Protests Seriously
By: Barry Belmont

And so the debate rages on. Splayed across the collective discussion being had here-and-there in the state is the “budget cuts” to higher education. And invariably in any such discussion a certain character arises whose demeanor is that of the “Smarmy, Pseudo-Intellectual, Quasi-Socialist” (SPIQS if you will) described in the title. Over at The Sagebrush‘s [...]

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Pretentious College Students, Or, Why People Don’t Take The Budget Cut Protests Seriously
By: Barry Belmont

It seems like not a day goes by where one is not inundated with the doth-protesting-too-much of college students on the cuts to higher education in Nevada. What strikes me most about these complaints is the self-righteous presumption that these students are ‘owed’ a college education, that they deserve a college education funded through the [...]

10 Comments Posted in Local/Nevada, The State
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Let Apathy Reign
By: Barry Belmont

In a recent opinion article in the Sagebrush (see cut-out below), GSA President Matt Smith goes through a laundry list of reasons why he perceives students are not becoming more actively engaged in local politics (from Don’t Have The Time to Major’s Not in Danger) without even coming close to addressing the real reason people [...]

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Protesting Budget Cuts, Or, How To Be Completely Ineffective
By: Barry Belmont

Oh public higher education…the trouble you get yourself into. Rather than embracing the streamlining of a bloated and inefficient system, rather than planning reasonably for the future, rather than shouldering responsibility, we had yet another ‘budget cuts’ protest up here at the northern end of the state. A short video of how it all went [...]

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Our First Political Cartoon
By: Barry Belmont

The Nevada Sagebrush has done us the honor of parodying our parody and taking the caricatures, the issues of black and white, and absurdity to another level entirely. In a word: awesome. “What do you mean we’re not getting ASUN club funding?

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The ASUN’s New $75 Fee
By: Barry Belmont

Hmm…this seems like the sort of thing that should be discussed more, the sort of thing that shouldn’t be fast-tracked so easily, the sort of thing that shouldn’t by-pass the student vote. The sort of thing that a maybe a few people should try to do something about. Wednesday. Senate Chambers in the JCSU, 8:30 [...]

2 Comments Posted in Local/Nevada, Tax
A[g]UN – Updated
By: John Russell

I thought I would add my two cents into Barry’s recent rages… err posts of the ASUN by simply demonstrating the type of demographic our STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES (directly elected from the student body, not appointed) hold within A[g]UN.  Below is an unverified and thrown together list of our current senators and others who are members of Greek [...]

4 Comments Posted in Absurd, Local/Nevada
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The Placation of Taxation
By: Barry Belmont

On the Fourth of July, the UNR Students for Liberty were invited to the Reno Tea Party to participate, mingle, and even give a speech. It was a fun time had with a bunch of interesting people (around 2000!) and we were thankful to be a part of it. As there has been a few [...]

No Comments Posted in Local/Nevada, Tax, The State
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Oh, Nevada.
By: Mary Hunton

Of all the states I’ve been to, I’ve got to say that I am completely and utterly in love with my own. Nevada is simply the single coolest state in the country, hands down. We’ve got sagebrush, crazy weather patterns, some of the world’s worst drivers, and, you guessed it, more sagebrush. There’s no denying [...]

21 Comments Posted in Libertarianism, Local/Nevada
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