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btc1

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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2013 5:09:17 PM

I just do not get this. Everyone here, well almost everyone here knows you have to give credit for using others words and thoughts. Why does Rand Paul not?!!!

""What makes me mad about the whole thing is that I believe there is a difference between errors of omission and errors of intention," Paul said in an interview with National Review's Robert Costa. "We aren’t perfect and we have made errors of omission, but we never intended to mislead anybody."

"I’m being criticized for not having proper attribution, and yet they are able to write stuff that if I were their journalism teacher in college, I would fail them," he added.

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow revealed last week that Paul, a likely candidate for president in 2016, had lifted material from the Wikipedia page for the 1997 film "Gattaca" while stumping for former Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli. Buzzfeed reported the following day that Paul had also borrowed from the Wikipedia page of "Stand and Deliver" for a previous speech on immigration.

Paul initially rejected the plagiarism charges and likened them to "attacks coming from haters." He later said the claims were "insulting" and challenged his accusers to a duel if they kept up the reports.

Paul didn't apologize and pledge fixes until Tuesday, a day after Buzzfeed reported that an op-ed he wrote on drug sentencing for The Washington Times was copied nearly verbatim from an op-ed published by Dan Stewart in The Week.

The Washington Times announced later Tuesday that the newspaper and Paul had "mutually agreed" to end his weekly column.

The Kentucky senator told The New York Times he would begin adding footnotes and citations to his material so people would leave him "the hell alone."

Seriously? Leave him the hell alone?!!! Yep, that is Presidential material.
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btc1
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2013 12:54:27 PM

sgm, I am sorry you are right! What can I say? My Senator is a bad influence on me!!! Honestly, I did look quickly, but, did not see another topic.

But you are right, footnote!
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therder
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2013 12:47:58 PM

Panama19:>>Why should Rand resign? He is almost qualified to be V.P. now - he just has to expand it to an entire speech to gain Biden's stature.<<

Anybody else remember Neil Kinnock?

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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2013 10:17:10 AM

btc1, I think you need to cite this when you steal my topic! So there!
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RNorm
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2013 8:02:27 AM

So basically, it seems that conservatives give Rand a free pass for doing what they'd be condemning a liberal for, once again...

LOL, no surprise there*



*used with permission from the author...*wink*
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Panama19
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2013 7:51:14 AM


Why should Rand resign? He is almost qualified to be V.P. now - he just has to expand it to an entire speech to gain Biden's stature.

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Cliffisher
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2013 7:35:55 AM

When Rand resigns, so will I.

ROTFL
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btc1
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2013 7:13:35 AM

Rand wants to resign.
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EZExit
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2013 7:34:44 PM

Cliff, you do the same thing all the time on these forums! ROFL!
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2013 7:25:23 PM

Norm, air soft guns are legal. I have several for you and btc1 to choose from.
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btc1
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2013 7:20:15 PM

RNorm, are duels legal in CA? They are not here. I have to swear I have not fought one when I renew my notary or serve as an election official or for any Constitutional office. Rand is hiding behind our State Constitution in fear of Ms. Maddow!!! LOL!
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MiddletownMarty
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2013 6:23:26 PM

"Plagiarism is the "wrongful appropriation" and "purloining and publication" of another author's "language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions," and the representation of them as one's own original work."

Gee... purloining is synonymous with stealing. That would make Rand Paul a thief, right?

IOKIYAR

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RNorm
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2013 5:58:22 PM

BTC, I challenge thee to a duel to settle this!!

*ROTFL*
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Cliffisher
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2013 5:37:00 PM

PlagRandPaulism

Rands source
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