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Montana Sen. Walsh Says PTSD May Have Played A Role In His Plagiarism
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Posted on 07/26/2014 10:00:59 AM PDT by chessplayer

After the New York Times that Sen. John Walsh plagiarized at least a quarter of his master's thesis, the Montana Democrat is telling the Associated Press that post-traumatic stress disorder may have played a role.

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PTSD prevented him from using quotation marks?
1 posted on 07/26/2014 10:00:59 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Cough,Cough,Cough,Bullsh!t,Cough,Cough,Cough


2 posted on 07/26/2014 10:02:37 AM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: chessplayer

So PTSD is helping him in office?


3 posted on 07/26/2014 10:03:42 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Robe

But of course it might have.

My hemorrhoids cause me to do squirrel y things all the time and they’re not nearly as bad as PTSD.


4 posted on 07/26/2014 10:04:04 AM PDT by x1stcav (Leftism is like rust. It corrodes twenty-four hous a day.)
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To: chessplayer

Keep diggin’ that hole...


5 posted on 07/26/2014 10:05:20 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: chessplayer
We'll accept his self-diagnosis as making him unfit for office.
6 posted on 07/26/2014 10:05:39 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: chessplayer

Another Obama-style, “You didn’t do that!” moment. Always blame somebody or something else when YOU screw up!


7 posted on 07/26/2014 10:06:03 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It is my home!!!)
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To: chessplayer

I’m SHOCKED that “Democrat” is mentioned in this story.

All other stories I’ve seen on this it’s not mentioned or it’s buried deep in the story. Remember, most newspaper ‘readers’ don’t go past the first couple paragraphs.


8 posted on 07/26/2014 10:06:45 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: All

PTSD caused me to forget to pay the IRS...
PTSD caused me to forget to wash my car...
PTSD caused me to forget to watch CNN...


9 posted on 07/26/2014 10:07:44 AM PDT by JW1949
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To: chessplayer

Nice dis...

“In recent memory, Sen. Rand Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, was the last prominent politician to be in hot water for plagiarism. As It’s All Politics reported, Paul was accused of lifting language from Wikipedia and news articles for several speeches.”


10 posted on 07/26/2014 10:07:59 AM PDT by maggief
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To: chessplayer; GeronL

His harddrive crashed and he was pushed for time to complete his paperwork.


11 posted on 07/26/2014 10:09:03 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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To: maggief

Apparently Joe Biden’s plagiarism has been forgotten.


12 posted on 07/26/2014 10:10:22 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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To: chessplayer

The liberal spin:

“PTSD caused me to commit plagiarism.. and while that is true, if the Republicans wouldn’t stand in the way of funding for veterans’ mental health care, PTSD would not be the problem it is now... all the more reason Montanans should send me to the Senate to fix that mess.”


13 posted on 07/26/2014 10:10:27 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: chessplayer
PTSD

That, and, being on a secret waiting list at the VA.

14 posted on 07/26/2014 10:10:33 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: All

PTSD causes globull warming....


15 posted on 07/26/2014 10:10:38 AM PDT by JW1949
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To: chessplayer

It was the Strawberries!!!


16 posted on 07/26/2014 10:11:05 AM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: chessplayer

Dem Rat. He should be excoriated.


17 posted on 07/26/2014 10:14:32 AM PDT by quantumman
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To: Robe

I would have figured Global Warming or Micro-Aggression.


18 posted on 07/26/2014 10:14:47 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: chessplayer

Oh. Well, okay then.


19 posted on 07/26/2014 10:15:13 AM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: chessplayer
".....PTSD May Have Played a Role in His Plagiarism"

Sounds more like this ninny suffers from PMSD.

Leni

20 posted on 07/26/2014 10:15:24 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: chessplayer

Global warming probably played a role in it too.


21 posted on 07/26/2014 10:15:39 AM PDT by sport
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To: chessplayer

As someone that teaches comp. at the college level, YEAH RIGHT.

A plagiarist is too lazy to even paraphrase the material to make it their own verbally. This guy knew what he was doing and took the easy way out.


22 posted on 07/26/2014 10:16:55 AM PDT by struggle
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To: a fool in paradise

Can one plagiarize a fellow plagiarist?

http://kmmsam.com/i-did-not-try-to-deceive-anybody-at-all-senator-walsh-on-plagiarism-scandal-audio/

Just moments ago I concluded my conversation with embattled Senator John Walsh. On Wednesday a New York Times story raised questions of plagiarism surrounding the final paper required for Mr. Walsh’s master’s degree from the United States Army War College.

When asked directly, ‘Did you knowingly plagiarize any author or any idea,’ Walsh answered,’I did not try to deceive anybody at all.’

FLASHBACK:

http://www.nytimes.com/1987/09/18/us/biden-admits-plagiarism-in-school-but-says-it-was-not-malevolent.html

In a letter defending himself, dated Nov. 30, 1965, Mr. Biden pleaded with the faculty not to dismiss him from the school.

‘’My intent was not to deceive anyone,’’ Mr. Biden wrote.


23 posted on 07/26/2014 10:17:13 AM PDT by maggief
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To: chessplayer

If PTSD pushes him to do unethical, immoral and dishonest things, then he had better disqualify himself from running for office. If PTSD pushes him to do things that he would not otherwise do, then perhaps he should withdraw from the race. One can never tell what this sickness will have him doing next.


24 posted on 07/26/2014 10:18:48 AM PDT by all the best
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To: chessplayer

25 posted on 07/26/2014 10:19:31 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: chessplayer

Walsh is a liar and a cheater and a thief. He lies to try and cover for previous lies.
The suicide that he says caused his alleged PTSD didn’t happen in Iraq in the combat zone. It happened two years after the unit returned to Montana. Was Walsh really close to the guy that killed himself? Look it up. Maybe PTSD is a code word for “feeling guilty” in this case.
Walsh’s job when he was at the War College was to be a student. That’s what he was being paid to do. Students have to write papers to show mastery of a subject. Using someone else’s paper proves that Walsh couldn’t master the subject. It also proves that he couldn’t do his job.
You don’t suddenly hit the War College and show a complete lack of ethics. This would have been displayed throughout his 33 year career with the Montana National Guard. What kind of people could have looked the other way at his lying and cheating and stealing and then promote him? I guess it would be people just like Walsh. Shameful.


26 posted on 07/26/2014 10:22:01 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: chessplayer

If this doesn’t work, he’ll try the “IRS lost my research” defense.


27 posted on 07/26/2014 10:23:12 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: chessplayer

Democrats know if they plagiarize (especially if in Law School), they too can be VP just like Joe Biden.


28 posted on 07/26/2014 10:23:30 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: chessplayer
PTSD? I'm not an expert but I would think when he went to Iraq in 2004 being an officer in the National Guard with 25 years, he wasn't seeing a lot of ground combat. I realize things can affect people differently. Supposedly one of the members of his guard committed suicide when he was doing this paper a couple of years after Iraq. To me that is just the way life goes sometime and not PTSD.

He has some other black marks on his record so I'm calling B.S. on the excuse.

29 posted on 07/26/2014 10:25:16 AM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

It is disappointing that some one of his rank and privilege has so little shame for using such a lame excuse. I don’t think he saw any real combat like thousands of our enlisted troopers and Junior officers. Now he has RATS covering for him.
He must be a really weak candidate with the NYT outing him..they want a stronger candidate by Nov.


30 posted on 07/26/2014 10:25:57 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: chessplayer

I’m surprised he didn’t say PMS caused it.


31 posted on 07/26/2014 10:32:02 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: chessplayer

If PTSD was responsible for his past wrongs, then it will likely play a part in his future behavior.

There are already too many crooks in WDC now. Many are mentally unstable - see Harry Reid. We don’t need any more.

The institution that issued his Masters degree needs to revoke it.


32 posted on 07/26/2014 10:32:03 AM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: TigerClaws

I did not think that Democrats were allowed in Montana! It’s been too long since I was there.


33 posted on 07/26/2014 10:42:55 AM PDT by Rio (Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
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To: chessplayer

nothing crooked or immoral is ever a democrat’s fault


34 posted on 07/26/2014 10:46:27 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: chessplayer

As the late Flip Wilson would have said, “the devil made him do it!”


35 posted on 07/26/2014 10:51:53 AM PDT by golf lover (goingf)
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To: chessplayer

I’ve seen several articles calling him a hero. Was his Bronze Star for valor, or for planning? One of the worst combat leaders I ever met - a total incompetent in the plane - got a Bronze Star because he was an O-6 who did lots of planning stuff...


36 posted on 07/26/2014 11:01:26 AM PDT by Mr Rogers
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To: chessplayer

Translation of “may have” in this case is: This is all I’ll say until the media thinks of something to cover my ash on this one.


37 posted on 07/26/2014 11:29:59 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: chessplayer

Well, Elizabeth Warren got a free ride on the Indian wagon train. Wait....they didn’t use them, did they?


38 posted on 07/26/2014 11:33:04 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: chessplayer

Will PTSD get me off on a bank robbery attempt/kidnapping/DUI/hit-and-run and resisting arrest? If so, I could have some real fun next week.


39 posted on 07/26/2014 12:05:25 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Obama - The Scandal a Week President.)
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To: chessplayer

Is there any such thing as a politician that is not a LIAR?


40 posted on 07/26/2014 12:08:51 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: chessplayer

I like how NPR harps on “one fourth” — it was really more like 75%, the New York Times said “at LEAST one fourth”, and that was because 1/4th was copied pretty much word for word. Most of the rest was slightly modified, or was quotes without quote marks.


41 posted on 07/26/2014 1:11:30 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: chessplayer

Why HE’S A VICTIM!!!!!! Leave him alone. It is NOT HIS FAULT!!!!!

Now matter who thin you slice it, it’s still baloney!


42 posted on 07/26/2014 2:23:50 PM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Audentis Fortuna Iuvat)
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