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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    Can you actually survive like this? Get ahead like this?
    You are working in higher ed so the answer to that is "No". No advice you receive from people in "normal" industries or professions can prepare you for the nightmarish hot-house environment of higher ed. My husband has been in the game for decades.

    Moo's advice given in jest comes closest to the reality. You need to have a detailed plan and set of concrete goals. You need to see yourself first and everybody else last because they will cut your throat without a second thought. You also need to lie constantly about your common sense, religion, politics, and views on popular culture. Either that or develop such a rarefied and socially intimidating personality that no one solicits your views for the usual purity tests.

    You should read Mike Adams' articles and book as though your very soul depended on it.

    Mr. Snaps survives and thrives because his area is technical, arcane, and of no possible interest to gays, feminists, or bitter menopausal women.

    Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    You are working in higher ed so the answer to that is "No". No advice you receive from people in "normal" industries or professions can prepare you for the nightmarish hot-house environment of higher ed. My husband has been in the game for decades.

    Moo's advice given in jest comes closest to the reality. You need to have a detailed plan and set of concrete goals. You need to see yourself first and everybody else last because they will cut your throat without a second thought. You also need to lie constantly about your common sense, religion, politics, and views on popular culture. Either that or develop such a rarefied and socially intimidating personality that no one solicits your views for the usual purity tests.

    You should read Mike Adams' articles and book as though your very soul depended on it.

    Mr. Snaps survives and thrives because his area is technical, arcane, and of no possible interest to gays, feminists, or bitter menopausal women.

    Good luck!
    Mike Adams?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    Mike Adams?
    Look him up. Adams teaches Criminal Justice at UWV (I think). He writes scathing and very funny articles about life in academia. He has tenure, of course. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    Look him up. Adams teaches Criminal Justice at UWV (I think). He writes scathing and very funny articles about life in academia. He has tenure, of course. ;)
    LOL!

    Thanks. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    Look him up. Adams teaches Criminal Justice at UWV (I think). He writes scathing and very funny articles about life in academia. He has tenure, of course. ;)
    This guy?

    http://www.uncw.edu/soccrj/about-faculty-adams.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    Follow Gingers excellent advice.Read Mike Adams back issues as he is a real joy to follow .He is in constant subtle combat with Extremist Feminists,PC Administrators and assorted Mindless Critters and he doesn't suffer fools well !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    That's him ,

    Past Columns by Mike S. Adams !
    http://www.townhall.com/columnists/MikeSAdams
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    Mike Adams is a partisan whore, most of his crap is just him badmouthing Democrats and talking up Republicans. Its rather boring and amounts to cheerleading most of the time. If you're into that kind of shit then go ahead and narrow your world view even more (if that was even possible).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eyelids View Post
    Mike Adams is a partisan whore, most of his crap is just him badmouthing Democrats and talking up Republicans. Its rather boring and amounts to cheerleading most of the time. If you're into that kind of shit then go ahead and narrow your world view even more (if that was even possible).
    "go ahead and narrow your world view even more "

    That coming from a little shit head like you is really funny and Speaking of partisan whores you 'take the cake' .

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    http://www.amazon.com/Art-War-Sun-Tz...5969513&sr=8-4

    Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance with out fighting.

    If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.

    Spies are the most important element in war, because upon them depends an army's ability to move.

    All warfare is based on deception.

    The general who wins a battle makes many calculations before the battle is fought.

    There is no instance of a country having benefited from a prolonged war.

    The clever combatant looks to the effect of combined energy, and does not require too much from individuals.

    In war, the way is to avoid what is strong and to strike at what is weak.

    When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. (So they can retreat).

    Move not unless you see an advantage; use not your troops unless there is something to be gained, fight not unless the position is critical.
    It seems that at least some of the art of warfare is knowing when to avoid it.
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