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Roy Bauer
Works at Irvine Valley College
Attended University of California, Irvine
Lives in Santa Ana Mountains, Orange County, CA
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Trollery is Assholery
     Many online sites are responding to the problem of nasty trolls by shutting down the comments section. Some sites heavily edit or moderate comments. We've generally left our comments sections alone, but it ain't easy letting IDIOTS have their say. Let'...
Many online sites are responding to the problem of nasty trolls by shutting down the comments section. Some sites heavily edit or moderate comments. We've generally left our comments sections alone, but it ain't easy letting ...
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On embracing your own facts   (OC Blue Philosopher)
On embracing your own facts (OC Blue Philosopher)
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The SOCCCD: <i>no unmanned aircraft systems allowed!</i>
     Earlier today denizens of the South Orange County Community College District received the above bulletin.      The upshot: YOU CAN'T FLY YOUR DRONES AROUND HERE NO MORE.      Drones?      What? Am I the only instructor in this district who doesn't own ...
Earlier today denizens of the South Orange County Community College District received the above bulletin. The upshot: YOU CAN'T FLY YOUR DRONES AROUND HERE NO MORE. Drones? What? Am I the only instructor in thi...
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More Emails Show Clinton Foundation Ties to State Department (Democracy Now)      Hillary Clinton is facing questions after a new round of emails released Monday again reveal the close ties between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department while Hilla...
More Emails Show Clinton Foundation Ties to State Department (Democracy Now) Hillary Clinton is facing questions after a new round of emails released Monday again reveal the close ties between the Clinton Foundation and...
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The new and improved A400 (IVC)
Shiny new classrooms New office space upstairs
Shiny new classrooms New office space upstairs
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Preview of Monday's Board Meeting: the budget, the parking prob, Basic Aid allocations
     Recently, and as usual, district denizens received a link to the agenda of Monday’s (August 22) meeting of the SOCCCD Board of Trustees (BoT).      Here's an item from the 5:00 p.m. closed session. Make of it what you will:       The open session start...
Recently, and as usual, district denizens received a link to the agenda of Monday’s (August 22) meeting of the SOCCCD Board of Trustees (BoT). Here's an item from the 5:00 p.m. closed session. Make of it what you will: ...
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•  On embracing your own facts   (OC Blue Philosopher)      ...I'm reminded of a curious chapter in the anti-tax movement. Ronald Reagan, of course, is an anti-tax hero among Republicans. In fact, however, he did raise taxes. But he was inclined to deny thi...
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Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts. –Daniel Patrick Moynihan Rational discourse—i.e., discussion—depends on several things. For instance, it depends on people assigning the same meaning...
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The August meeting of the SOCCCD Board of Trustees: live and direct!
6:30 - Here we are once again in the big dumb empty barn known as the "Ronald Reagan meeting room." There's no sign of the trustees just yet. The room is fairly full with people scattered about, preparing to make public comments or whatnot.      One hears r...
6:30 - Here we are once again in the big dumb empty barn known as the "Ronald Reagan meeting room." There's no sign of the trustees just yet. The room is fairly full with people scattered about, preparing to make public comme...
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Pew Poll: Majority of American Men, 63 Percent of Republicans Believe Sexism Is Over (Salon) Americans Are Gorging on Meat in Amounts Not Seen in Decades (Alternet) Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka Urge Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to Widen Inclusion in Deba...
Pew Poll: Majority of American Men, 63 Percent of Republicans Believe Sexism Is Over (Salon) Americans Are Gorging on Meat in Amounts Not Seen in Decades (Alternet) Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka Urge Donald Trump and Hillary Cl...
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Vancouver's finest hotel
Here's where we stayed during our trip to Vancouver a couple of years ago.
Here's where we stayed during our trip to Vancouver a couple of years ago.
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Philosophy, teaching
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Like to write, like to take pictures, like to make graphics, like to play and sing with family/friends, like to hang with kittens and puppies
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  • Irvine Valley College
    Philosophy, blogging, 1986 - present
    Director, Absurd Studies
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Santa Ana Mountains, Orange County, CA
Previously
British Columbia, Canada - Orange County, CA
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949 451 5385
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A quiet sort
Introduction
    • Combating Neanderthals in academe and beyond
    • Briefly, a First Amendment poster boy (no more, I hope).
    • Known as B. von Traven on Dissent the Blog; no secret that BvT is ROY BAUER of Irvine Valley College/Trabuco Canyon (Santa Ana Mountains)
    • Born: Murrayville, BC

Bragging rights
Pissed off lots of powerful people and survived. A private person forced into the public, at least for a while. With newsletter and blog, helped bring down Steve Frogue, John Williams, et al. Made trouble for other local Neanderthals
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  • University of California, Irvine
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B. von Traven, OC Blue Philosopher
We stayed in early June, 2011. Everything was very nice, and the workers there were lovely. Good food.
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