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Sen. Rand Paul Dismisses Plagiarism Charges, Possibly Because He Does Not Know What It Is


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Rand Paul, plagiarism, republicans, politics, dishonesty, ethics, corruption )

Carrie
- 165 days ago - dailykos.com
Sen. Rand Paul got caught lifting bits of his speeches directly from Wikipedia articles about the things he was referencing. Not the biggest thing in the world, but he is determined to not understand what the problem might be:



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JL A. (269)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 5:04 pm
So sad when even Congress has been trying hard to stiffen up protection of copyrights and other property rights. These days many universities even count using your own words again in a new paper or thesis or dissertation plagiarism.
 

Peta Clarke (21)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 5:23 pm
This is an amusing story because one of the Minister of Government used Wikipedia to explain Global Warming to Australians. High school students in our country will not have their work marked if they use Wikipedia as a reference. He is not only dumb but extremely stupid. Plagiarism of anything is wrong but plagiarism of Wikipedia
in public life is just plain stupid.
 

Jason S. (57)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 7:35 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

A F. (126)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 1:19 am
Thank you
 

Louise D. (34)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 5:11 am
Rand Paul is not a function for getting a random number between 0 and Paul which is possibly the best thing that has been written to descibe him. I get the impression he just didn't get the plot of Gattaca and the only positive effect in this is that people will be watching Gattaca, which is a better thing than anything he has to say. Still, I think a spot of karma will be coming this man's way very soon which will be something to look forward for as I expect he will not even know what hit him.
 

Cynthia F. (137)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 8:57 am
Lol...thank you, Carrie.
 

JL A. (269)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 10:47 am
A student who did this would be expelled; where is Issa's ethics investigation?
 

Anne F. (17)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 12:51 pm
"word for word" passages need to be credited (at least say, I read this: )
 

Elizabeth M. (62)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 12:57 pm
Noted with a laugh Carrie .So Sen. Paul spent his years in higher education trying to screw other students and even now has never really grasped the problem with plagiarizing other people's work. The guy must have been a real hit with his professors. I guess it really isn't to be laughed at. On the serious side, Rand Paul and his staff writers (he obviously never checks what is written in a speech), have violated trust of others.
Thanks Carrie.
 

GGmaSheila D. (89)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 1:06 pm
Wouldn't put it past Paul to have paid people to write all of his papers in school...He's a rich Putz.
 

Louise D. (34)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 3:42 pm
I am mulling about what his next speech will be about, I am going for him discussing about his big balls by lifting the lyrics of the song Big Balls by AC/DC. With such lyrics as "Some balls are held for charity and some for fancy dress, but when they're held for pleasure they're the balls that I like best. My balls are always bouncing to the left and to the right. It's my belief that my big balls should be held every night" should raise a few eyebrows in Tea Party central whilst they are trying to chew out of their straight jackets.
 

Mitchell D. (123)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 6:50 pm
I keep saying, "You can't argue with stupid!"
 
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