Senator’s Thesis [War College] Turns Out to Be Remix of Others’ Works, Uncited

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  1. MemberLG

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    NY Time Article

    His is blaming PTSD MSN article

     
  2. Zaphod

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    About par for a politician...
     
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    I am extremely disapointed. The person who wrote the paper for him should be fired.
     
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    Ha! +1 for Norwich
     
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    If he gets fired, it will an admission of guilt. More like a perfect crime.
     
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    This has been a running joke among us. PTSD issues...a National Guard AG colonel. The horrors of the day the FOB ran out of chicken tenders.
     
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    If you are referreing to Senator Walsh - actually AR / IN Colonel, he commanded an Infantry battalion in Iraq (2005 or so).
     
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    First, another +1 to Norwich! It was a good laugh!

    Now, I start by saying that I do not have anything like a good understanding of PTSD but it is clearly something that affects many. So I do not want this to sound unkind or abrupt, but do I understand PTSD is being blamed for one forgetting the basic rules of writing? Rules that were drilled into us since high school; but one, at the same time, remembers and follows ... say.. the rules of the road? Or how to navigate through an advanced academic program?
     
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    Easy answer. Take a Masters that does not require a Thesis.:thumb:
     
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    Resident U.S. Army War College does not require a thesis. The paper Senator Walsh plagiarized was a written course requirement to complete his thesis requirement.

    If you are thinking about Phd or getting anonther maters, doing a masters with or without thesis can make a difference.
     
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    Too funny.! :yllol:

    They have programs now which scans papers for plagerism. They use them at some high schools and colleges. I wonder how many politicians would be flagged if their papers were put through this app.
     
  14. NorwichDad

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    Us older folks should get a waiver on this. We may have plagerized but we had to use a typewriter. I used the one finger method. Each page took hours. We could not copy and paste.
     
  15. Idzak

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    What we really need is a app the lets us know when a politician lying, exaggerating, or just trimming the edges of truth. The video would, of course, evaluate his/her body language for any correspondence to the text.
     
  16. MombaBomba

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    The app would be easy to create...just would have to verify if the politician was speaking. :shake: (I forgot who said the original quote on that one...anyone else remember the name?)
     
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    Did the finger used depend on which teacher and subject it was for? :wink:
     
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    :shake::yllol:
     

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