[eDebate] sandia-UTEXAS connect = bad news
Wed Nov 14 04:03:56 CST 2001
come on ye spanos gravediggers, come out and fight this academia-military
relay in the backyard of the ersatz kritik down in austin which obviously
has done whuppdy kritik shit to stop these relays, and cool 1AC at dixie
ain't gonna cut it...shamaham policing will keep rollins on his couch
ordering stuff off ebay and watching TV or in the bar playing cool like the
take over president faulkner's office tomorrow or the next day until the
sandia research center is totally out of the question...don't wait for bob
jensen and the other activists on campus...it only takes 1 2 or 3
people...we will back you unlike the shamahams of this world who will tell
you to just keep going to debate rounds assigned to you by tournament
officials like he has for a decade...
others not in austin...please NOTIFY president faulkner of your overwhelming
disapproval of this idea...the only thing worthy of spanos (considering he
blows the whole foucault-frankfurt school kritiks of heidegger is his
placing the anti-war resistance movements at the forefront and it is time to
reactivate those suppressed knowledges which would have the guts to ATTACK
the relay with more than words)...please NOTIFY reed and dent whose
addresses are along w faulkner's in the carbon copy box that you support
their efforts...lastly, please NOTIFY president faulkner that you will
support student activists WHEN not if they free speech occupy his office
until all relationships with sandia have been terminated and that you will
consider doing the same thing at your university in solidarity with texas
SDS to raise the costs even further for admin on this
one...president at po.utexas.edu...president at po.utexas.edu...
no more interpretation, no more catering to the activists on campus who are
not ready to make a move...go forward...force them to arrest you and take
you to jail...we will back you unlike the ersatz shamahams...
force a public debate over this contentious issue that is not going to
happen otherwise...take back the campus from the cyclops dragoons or is it
psyops...force the mainstream media to react and pull obvious debate style
spin moves...let's go...faulkner's office is now the headquarters for
nationwide SDS venereal disease...let's go...MIT chomsky and albert...
corporations and the military have gone far enough in colonizing our
lifeworlds (as habermas said before the student springer publishing house
protests back in 68)...contest the space...sandia does not own the
president's office...you do..come on reed and dent...do it now...we will
back you...sanchez is ready...probably choi too...you will force the other
activists on campus to support you WHEN the university predictably cracks
down...you are there, do it...you got friends...let's go...can't sit still
on a moving train...sandia has done enough to jeopardize the water supply of
alburquerque and sent enough depleted uranium to the manufacturing sciences
corportation to make refrigerators and elevators that we are using...that
shit has gotta stop///enough is enough...
to master a long goodnight...
here to go...not move still on a sitting train...
gandhi, deleuze guattari knew that it just takes ONE kindergartner to fuck
the whole thing up...let's go...no more reactivity waiting for those who are
not ready...let's go...
Austin American Statesman November 2, 2001, Friday
Copyright 2001 The Austin American Statesman
Austin American Statesman
November 2, 2001, Friday
SECTION: Metro/State; Pg. B1
LENGTH: 819 words
HEADLINE: UT System aims to run bioterror lab New Mexico contract would put
the UT system at forefront of security
BYLINE: Sharon Jayson, American-Statesman Staff
The University of Texas System plans to spend up to $4 million to convince
the federal government that it can manage one of the nation's top nuclear
weapons and bioterrorism research complexes.
Landing the contract for Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, N.M.,
would cement the system's national research reputation. And UT System
students and faculty would become leaders advising the federal government on
how best to defend the United States against threats to national security.
Some Sandia researchers in recent weeks have gone to Washington, D.C., as
technical advisers to help rid Capitol Hill buildings of anthrax.
The government pays a $16 million annual fee to Sandia's operator to cover
management costs for the facility, which is one of nine U.S. Department of
The UT System has eyed Sandia for almost a decade and is ready to pounce if
given the chance. The system has never sought management of a national lab.
For universities like the University of California System, which operates
three of the labs, benefits include a boost to recruiting efforts. The draw:
UT students and faculty from across the 15-campus system would be placed as
advisers to the energy department with access to the most current security
"It will put UT at the forefront in developing national security policy as
well as technology," said Dale Klein, UT System vice chancellor for special
engineering programs. "Our faculty can help determine where major
shortcomings are and where research needs are for counter-terrorism,
biohazards and homeland defense."
Since 1993, Sandia has been operated by the Sandia Corp., a subsidiary of
Lockheed Martin Corp. Whether that contract will be extended hasn't been
determined, said Al Stotts, a spokesman for the Department of Energy's
operations office in Albuquerque.
However, the UT System is forging ahead. Rather than wait a few months to
hear whether the contract that expires Sept. 30, 2003, will be up for bid,
UT System Chancellor Dan Burck said UT is taking the offensive. In 1992, the
system considered making a contract bid on Sandia but wasn't prepared for
the lengthy process.
"We were behind the curve," Burck said. "We want to be ready this time."
Within the month, Burck will name a committee to develop a Sandia plan. It
will likely include a private industry partner and possibly other
universities outside the system who would share in the cost.
The board already has budgeted $1 million for the preparations this year.
Burck says other pending issues include the legal structure, including the
possibility of creating a limited partnership or a non-profit corporation.
Sandia Corp. existed prior to Lockheed's contract. And one of its board
members is Diana Natalicio, president of UT-El Paso. Sandia's annual budget
is $1.7 billion.
But just as the system gets its bidding effort under way, Klein, a key
figure at UT who would normally lead such an effort, is taking a leave of
absence. Last month, he was tapped by President Bush as an assistant
secretary of defense to head the nuclear, chemical and biological defense
programs. He will leave the system following Senate confirmation, which is
expected later this month.
"As best we can tell, the model of the moment is that DOE's preference is to
have a university as the lead with an industrial partner," Klein said.
The University of Arizona at Tucson considered a bid for Sandia in 1992,but
vice president Richard Powell said the university decided against it.
"At this point, I think if we were to really get involved with anything like
that it would be as a partner in a consortium and not try to do something on
our own," he said.
Jeff Garberson, a spokesman for the California system's laboratory
administration, said the labs that his system have managed for about 50
years have drawn protests, though not as many as in the past. More than
prestige, Garberson says managing a lab offers opportunities for patriotism
"It's a great public service to the nation to operate these facilities," he
You may contact Sharon Jayson at sjayson at statesman.com or (512) 445-3620.
What the UT System wants
Sandia National Laboratories is a national security laboratory operated for
the U.S. Department of Energy by the Sandia Corporation, which is a
sub-sidiary of Lockheed Martin Co. It began in 1945 on Sandia Base in
Albuquerque, N.M., as part of what is now Los Alamos National Lab. Both labs
were created out of a World War II atomic bomb development effort. Los
Alamos is operated by the University of California System. Nuclear weapons
are a critical component of Sandia's research, but its 7,500 employees also
conduct research and development to defend the country against national
security threats. Sandia includes some branch locations, though Albuquerque
its the primary facility.
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