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Online Baruch

Re: Intellectual Vice ...
« Reply #15 on: June 06, 2019, 07:09:57 AM »
The innumerate (my ex for example).  Some people don't get numbers.  Sometimes they are covering for a disability.  We had a sergeant who got thru 20 years of service, hiding severe dyslexia ... to avoid getting discharged.  And she wasn't a very nice person to talk to either.  Same first name as my ex.
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Offline aitm

Re: Intellectual Vice ...
« Reply #16 on: June 06, 2019, 08:54:21 AM »
Talk sense to a fool and they call you foolish- said someone famous...a long time ago...or not so long ago.
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Online Cavebear

Re: Intellectual Vice ...
« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2019, 09:32:42 AM »
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Talk sense to a fool and they call you foolish- said someone famous...a long time ago...or not so long ago.

Isn't there something about not arguing with fools because people might not notice the difference?  Well, in my case, I had to correct the error.  And of course, it WAS corrected.  Even the managers who could barely divide 100 by 10 understood.  I helped craft the correction to the next report,  It got weasel-worded of course.  The good part was that no one really cared.  The bad part was also that no one really cared. 
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Online Baruch

Re: Intellectual Vice ...
« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2019, 12:03:27 PM »
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Isn't there something about not arguing with fools because people might not notice the difference?  Well, in my case, I had to correct the error.  And of course, it WAS corrected.  Even the managers who could barely divide 100 by 10 understood.  I helped craft the correction to the next report,  It got weasel-worded of course.  The good part was that no one really cared.  The bad part was also that no one really cared.

Military guys are a bit more rooted in pragmatism.  Other government departments are ... hard to pin down.  I can see there would be departments where you couldn't tell up from down (because it is all a matter of arbitrary policy).
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Online Cavebear

Re: Intellectual Vice ...
« Reply #19 on: June 09, 2019, 07:10:18 PM »
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Military guys are a bit more rooted in pragmatism.  Other government departments are ... hard to pin down.  I can see there would be departments where you couldn't tell up from down (because it is all a matter of arbitrary policy).

My Dad was the top civilian in a department at an army base co-equal with a rotating senior Colonel (forget the exact term for the rank, but he was the one who could tell the other Colonels to get the coffee for the Generals).  He said the politics there were as bad as anything he ever saw in civilian agencies.  In fact, he was offerred a supergrade at the Pentagon and turned it down.  As in "no way in hell, buddy"!  LOL!
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