Florida Professor James Tracy defends theory that Newtown shootings never happened

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    Jan 10, 2013 3:23 AM GMT
    Florida professor defends theory that Newtown shootings never happened

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    Jan 10, 2013 3:25 AM GMT
    The term "Florida professor" is an oxymoron.
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    Jan 10, 2013 5:06 PM GMT
    Headlines aside, he's not denying the deaths.

    Many years ago a group of us filed complaint against this professor's department (he was not there at the time, so I never met the guy), I got to testify before the state's Board of Regents and we won our case causing changes to their curriculum & the catalogue, influencing their faculty and possibly even eventually toppling the then existing power structure of that department or certainly adding to the pressure upon it: it did later fall. It felt good to participate in that as though we didn't benefit directly, too late for us, we knew our efforts would benefit future students there. I remain convinced that our action was called for; that department was crazy.

    Now I see they have swung in the opposite direction. Ooops. We did too good a job. Just kidding.

    The guy's blog is actually kind of interesting though there's a lot of material there and I merely skimmed it. I have this saying that you're an idiot to believe conspiracy theories but a fool not to consider them. It strikes me that's all this guy is doing, he's just not taking spoon fed news at face value and I think there's a lot of value in that.

    FAU isn't a bad university, though still 2nd tier I believe, and in fact just got it's own medical school. Regardless, my ol'man always said you can go to ivy league and get a crappy education or to junior college and learn a whole bunch. And he said that even before Bush became president. Great to have the resources but school is mostly what the student puts into it.
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    Jan 10, 2013 5:17 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidThe term "Florida professor" is an oxymoron.

    This times 7 million.
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    Jan 10, 2013 5:52 PM GMT
    "...USF is one of only 40 public research universities nationwide with very high research activity that is designated as community engaged by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching....The university ranks tenth worldwide among universities granted U.S. utility patents and is ranked among the top 50 universities in the nation, public or private, for research expenditures"

    "Research awards have risen steadily over the decades to last year’s $619 million, placing UF among the nation’s leading institutions."

    "The United States has a total of 4,495 Title IV-eligible, degree-granting institutions: 2,774 4-year institutions and 1,721 2-year institutions,[3] an average of more than 115 per state."

    Of those 4,495 schools including about 2800 accredited 4-year schools, US News ranks 6 Florida schools in the top 200.


    #44 University of Miami
    Coral Gables, FL

    $54 University of Florida
    Gainesville, FL

    #97 Florida State University
    Tallahassee, FL

    #160 Florida Institute of Technology
    Melbourne, FL

    #170 University of South Florida
    Tampa, FL

    #174 University of Central Florida
    Orlando, FL