Your blogs should be your own work, with only 'fair use' excerpts from other peoples' work, and these should be attributed.

If you want people to read a whole article, please write a paragraph explaining why they would find it of interest, and add a link to it.



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JoyceW 5 years 9 weeks ago

Thanks to You Tube and Wickipedia....

Will you be telling the same to our leaders too or tey get a pass because they are our leaders!

129] In September 1987, the campaign ran into trouble when he was accused of plagiarizing a speech that had been made by Neil Kinnock, leader of the British Labour Party.[130] Kinnock’s speech included the lines:

"Why am I the first Kinnock in a thousand generations to be able to get to university? [Then pointing to his wife in the audience] Why is Glenys the first woman in her family in a thousand generations to be able to get to university? Was it because all our predecessors were thick?"

While Biden’s speech included the lines:

"I started thinking as I was coming over here, why is it that Joe Biden is the first in his family ever to go to a university? [Then pointing to his wife in the audience] Why is it that my wife who is sitting out there in the audience is the first in her family to ever go to college? Is it because our fathers and mothers were not bright? Is it because I'm the first Biden in a thousand generations to get a college and a graduate degree that I was smarter than the rest?"

Though Biden had cited Kinnock as the source for the formulation many times before, he made no reference to the original source at the August 23 Iowa State Fair debate in question or in another appearance.[131][132] While political speeches often appropriate ideas and language from each other, Biden's use came under more scrutiny because he somewhat distorted his own family's background to match Kinnock's.[12][132]

A few days later, Biden's plagiarism incident in law school came to public light.[20] It was also revealed that when earlier questioned by a New Hampshire resident about his grades in law school, Biden had falsely stated that he had graduated in the "top half" of his class, that he had attended law school on a full scholarship, and that he had received three degrees in college. He had in fact earned a single B.A. with a double major in history and political science, had received a half scholarship to law school based on financial need with some additional assistance based in part upon academics, and had graduated 76th of 85 in his law school class.[133]

The Kinnock and school revelations were magnified by the limited amount of other news about the nomination race at the time,[134] when most of the public were not yet paying attention to any of the campaigns; Biden thus fell into what The Washington Post writer Paul Taylor described as that year's trend, a "trial by media ordeal".[135] Biden lacked a strong demographic or political group of support to help him survive the crisis.[129][136] He withdrew from the nomination race on September 23, 1987, saying his candidacy had been overrun by "the exaggerated shadow" of his past mistakes.[137] .[139]

Our President spoke this too but who said it first? Elizabeth Warren

Alberto Ceras 5 years 9 weeks ago

“Plagiarism is the taking of someone else's words, work, or ideas, and passing them off as a product of your own efforts. Plagiarism may occur when a person fails to place quotation marks around someone else's exact words, directly rephrasing or paraphrasing someone else's words while still following the general form of the original, and/or failing to issue the proper citation to one's source material.”

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Bush_Wacker 5 years 9 weeks ago

SueN is laying down the law for a personal website. It has nothing to do with anyone outside of this board. If JoyceW spent as much time searching for solutions as she does searching for personal dirt on others then we could probably have some great discussions.

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leighmf 5 years 9 weeks ago

I knew a Methodist Pastor once who used to get his sermons from Saturday night's episode of Touched by an Angel.

Even with quotations, why re-blog?

It is good writing to call attention to noteworthy work or to use credible citations, but usurping too much text detracts from the real author, and often is used out of context.

This website is top on the search engines and there is a chance some authors are finding their material read here before it is seen at the actual point of original publication.

My opinion is that it would be more courteous first to NOT point readers away from this site, especially to distracting jive. Others may be cited briefly, but for point of some sort of original discussion which is being most generously allowed to be published here, if you have something of your own to say that you would like a chance at someone reading.

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d.o. 4 years 33 weeks ago


Thom needs to read this from CNBC this morning:


Anitole78 24 weeks 2 days ago

SueN, I am currently unable to log into the chat room. The login info is outdated, and I cannot change my password. Thus, I can't log in to the chat room. I miss the daily banter we had in the past few months. I need the email address of and to be added to the chat room roles. Thank you very much, my dear. :*

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SueN 24 weeks 10 hours ago

Hi Anitole,

Sorry I missed this before.

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