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Reader comment on item: Backhanded Endorsements of Campus Watch
in response to reader comment: I really did have a Campus Watch spy in my class, Dr. Pipes

Submitted by jennifer solis (United States), Oct 20, 2007 at 16:47

David Faris,

You believed the student worked for Campus Watch because - he said so?

I've got a bridge in Brooklin I'd like to sell you.

Yet one more illustration of the subjective paranoid/over-imaginative atrophy-of-objectivity so prevalent in our Universities.

Remember Doctor Spock from "Star Treck?" Try to be more like that. If you guys would leave your emotions at the door of these Universities, perhaps you might actually come to understand things like:

you are not the center of the universe

becoming oriented to reality requires objectivity and discernment; it's H-A-R-D W-O-R-K and it's not to be found by habituating "Wikipedia" and the like.

There is no thought in emotion. Emotion, however, is much easier to live by. You guys need to stop taking the easy way out. The next time someone claimes to be a "spy", here's a novel idea: ask for proof. You'll impress your friends and you'll be one-up on your Middle-East professors, who don't ask for proof of anything. -JS

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Other slanders against Mr. Pipes and Campus Watch [260 words]ira levineOct 21, 2007 17:13112107
I really did have a Campus Watch spy in my class, Dr. Pipes [80 words]
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mentality [165 words]jennifer solisOct 20, 2007 16:4792925
65 % against Bush and Campus Watch [282 words]YnnatchkahOct 21, 2007 04:3592925
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1Keep up the good work, Campus Watch! [135 words]concernedApr 25, 2006 07:0544091
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Restore, Not threaten [46 words]Darwin BarrettApr 23, 2006 21:0343946
An interesting word. [19 words]D WolfApr 20, 2006 02:1643633
1I love it [97 words]RogerApr 18, 2006 13:4843490
Totally agree with Roger [27 words]RMApr 23, 2006 10:1543490
1Let's look at high schools too [115 words]Arnie ServaisApr 18, 2006 10:4043473

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