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Harvard Plunges Into Samsung Circle Of Hell As Record 125 Undergrads Probed For Plagiarism

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Think massive intellectual CTRL-C -> CTRL-V'ing occurs only in the highly rarefied air of smartphonism? Think again (via Bloomberg):


We are confident that as soon as said 125 classmates threaten to take down the "highly intellectual" world with them and expose all the other plagiarists if they go down, there will be a congressional hearing on the matter asap. Perhaps it is time for Harvard to change its motto from Veritas to Copytas?


From Bloomberg:

Most widespread cheating scandal in living memory, college officials said today.


All the students, who were in a course with more than 250 enrolled, will face hearings before Harvard ’s Administrative Board, Jay Harris, dean of undergraduate education at the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based school, said today in an interview


Finally, is it Crimson, or Crime-son? Or do the entitled not care to know the difference?


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Thu, 08/30/2012 - 15:29 | 2750367 Pa Kettle
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It's simply a community organizing initiative among the scholars at the school where our COOTUS went. I don't understand what the issue is.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 15:29 | 2750370 SheepDog-One
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DUH I goes to Ivory legue skoolz!

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 15:33 | 2750385 Shizzmoney
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I know so many wonderful, smart Ivy Leaguers who are good people.  They work hard.  They do things the right way.  They come from all political backgrounds, cultures, etc.

And they are in the minority.

The majority of Ivy Leaguers are Marxist/Mises loving, Corporate ball gagging, Make-A-Buck-At-Any-Cost brazen assholes and cunts who are ruining this country.  I worked for one who went to Penn (and Duke)...and she was one of the cheapest, most out-of-touch people I ever met (who happened to be really good at math - yet couldn't figure out why any guy would fuck her). 

I'm talking the nepotistic, "silver spoon-n-mouth" crowd who basically, paid for their degrees (see: George W Bush).  And these are the people running our corporate boards, our state and federal congressional houses, and of course, Wall Street (and our economic direction).

We need more John Adams, not Larry Summers.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 15:44 | 2750423 Gashole
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Don't forget us Zionist Neocons.  :)

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 17:44 | 2750777 NotApplicable
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Wow, your rant couldn't be any more incoherent if you tried!

Anyone who mixes Marx and Mises is either highly disengenuous, or seriously stupid.

You really shouldn't act like this in places where there are people who can discern the difference.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 15:35 | 2750394 sangell
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Only 'withdraw' for a year? Ted Kennedy got expelled! Has Harvard re-normed its ethics along with everything else?

Fri, 08/31/2012 - 01:51 | 2751624 BooMushroom
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Ethics inflation?

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 15:36 | 2750395 optimator
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Because of what they've found perhaps they will check back through their files and see how many graduates need their degrees pullled or suspended.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 15:38 | 2750405 azzhatter
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Thurston Howell must be rolling over in his grave.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 16:43 | 2750623 hannah
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lovely was into slut pride....

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 15:38 | 2750406 MrBoompi
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Sign 'em all up now.  They are qualified to be central bankers.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 16:52 | 2750643 Slightly Insane
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Or just "pompous bastard pH'ds" ....

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 15:39 | 2750409 Racer
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Aren't they just practising to be government officials? Afterall 'evidence' produced about WMD was plagiarised and used to start an illegal war wasn't it?

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 15:48 | 2750439 Chump
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That would imply the evidence existed elsewhere and someone passed it off as their own work.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 17:24 | 2750727 Racer
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I don't think it was actually 'evidence' and hence the ' s. It was a theory document or something, can't remember details

Fri, 08/31/2012 - 02:14 | 2751649 bigkahuna
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And again, a nation of lemmings who did not even BOTHER to at least ask--

What the fuck are those pricks in DC doing now?

Oh well, it is good enough for them so lets all just follow along and not even check.

Fri, 08/31/2012 - 01:57 | 2751634 BooMushroom
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Yup. And then, years later, Obama got help from the UK to destroy the non-existent weapons that we didn't find.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 15:39 | 2750410 Cocomaan
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That ivy is looking a little withered. 

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 15:44 | 2750422 q99x2
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Public response: Convert Harvard into a cage free chicken factory.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 15:45 | 2750428 Milton Waddams
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1-year withdraw?  I have no doubt that these aspirational and enterprising invididuals will be heavily recruited for careers in finance!

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 15:45 | 2750431 lucidwanderer
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"Most widespread cheating scandal in living memory"

uhhh I think they forgot about a few other cheaters of a grander scale like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerfaggot

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 18:03 | 2750820 Savyindallas
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So Zuckerfaggot takes it up the old poop shoot? Why am i not surprised? I think gates is a fag too   -not that there's anything wrong with that.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 21:23 | 2751259 FRBNYrCROOKS
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Cocksuckerberg is doing the Tom Cruise five year, PR pretend your not gay, marriage contract. The ABC girl, w/ the piano legs, has a nice trust fund and will keep it , if she can keep his secret. Shhhhhhh! Five years, to the day, and boom the announcment of the eminent divorce will come.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 15:47 | 2750438 dexter_morgan
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LOL - yeah, I predict they will all get else they gonna learn what being part of the kleptocracy upper crust is all about?

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 15:51 | 2750452 Dubaibanker
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Harvard Business School (HBS) teaches them how to Fuck the World. Plagiarism is just a start. Running Wars, sending jobs to other countries in search of maximising profits is next in the learning curve and ensuring Lehman, Enron, Arthur Andersen shut down and Goldman, Citi, MS, Merrill, Bear Stearns get bailed out needs so much networking that it is not even funny!

If daddy paid hundreds of thousands of bucks just to get these retards in, the least these guys can do it to save the world and not lead the world into collapse, which is the climax as far as a HBS case study is concerned.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 15:55 | 2750464 cougar_w
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I hear Jon Corzine will give the Commencement Speech this year.

He'll be telling them all how important it is to make sure you take as much as you can from others, and make certain someone else takes the fall.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 15:56 | 2750470 Catullus
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All that and no one but academia gives a shit about your grades. In the end, you're the retard for thinking that cheating is worth the risk. Probably all lost their scholarships too.

Transfer to state school

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 16:00 | 2750489 cougar_w
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Rather, they did not lose one damned thing, and will be rehypothecated into Wall Street corner offices so fast it will make your head swim.

There is a reason America is headed for the shitter, and the above is the reason, and the reason isn't going to change until there is no America left.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 15:56 | 2750471 TideFighter
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You are assuming that they are all from one class. It is actually the last 125 student heads of the Harvard Law Review. 

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 16:13 | 2750529 slewie the pi-rat
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not bad!

keep trying!

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 16:05 | 2750498 Rearranging Dec...
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I am not surprised in the slightest. At my elite midwestern university all the engineering students who worked in my computer lab used to plagerize their problem sets. Its a deep cultural thing. In law school one enterprising first year at my 3rd tier law school suddenly discovered that she had a learning disability ( heretofore undiagnosed through all those prior years of schooling) so that she could get unlimted time on her final exams ( 100% of the grade esentially). I assure you with unlimited time I could have been in the top5% instead of the top 15%. She transferred to a much more prestigious institution in the same city and consequently had much better job prospects.

Look at their illustrious graduates and tell me none of them cheat in real life?

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 23:48 | 2751490 Freddie
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This recent disability scam in colleges seems to becoming more common.  They can get open book tests, additional time on exams, etc.  Insane.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 16:09 | 2750513 Watts_D_Matter
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Ah yes the Ivy League...The future Presidents, Senators and Congressmen...Not to mention crooked Fraud Street investment bankers!  Looks like 125 silver spooned kids were caught...and by chance some large checks coming to Whorevard from 125 parents....

Sad part is that these dopes were caught...My bet is that there is a lot more of the plagerists out there in the Ivy..including professors!



Thu, 08/30/2012 - 17:59 | 2750808 Boxed Merlot
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and by chance some large checks coming to Whorevard from 125 parents...


well at least ~125, could be up to 250+ but wealth can buy a lot of silence.  Consider Judah and his daughter-in-law.  It just didn't work out so well for him because the Almighty had other plans.


HA!  (Rom 8:28) 

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 20:52 | 2751196 FRBNYrCROOKS
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I think they laced your boxed merlot with lead you crazy mf!

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 16:17 | 2750545 alien-IQ
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For the lucky sperm club at Harvard, it's not "plagiarism"'s "out-sourcing".

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 16:17 | 2750548 adr
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It's only cheating if you get caught, cheating and getting away with it just means you have a richer daddy than everyone else. Or others were too afraid to tell on you, because of rich daddy.

At least that is what I learned in ivy league college. I got pissed every single day as I watched people get away with breaking every rule, and watch professors never act. If you missed more than three classes in a semester, you were supposed to get docked one grade. Of course losing a 3.5 meant losing grants, so that never happened.

I finished one semester early and left my computer behind. A few weeks later I get my grades and I failed a course. Turns out my roomate stole my final paper from my files and four people turned in the same one.

At least the dean did figure out my paper was stolen and I was given back a B. The other three students got a slap on the wrist instead of being kicked out. Their parents paid in full for the whole year.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 16:19 | 2750551 Roger Knights
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"Perhaps it is time for Harvard to change its motto from Veritas to Copytas?"

50 years ago a student there started running a food service out of his dorm room selling pies to other students. Harvard shut him down Mi Tee Fast, because his advertising stickers and flyers touted his pies as Ve Ri Tas-tee!

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 16:20 | 2750556 Rattling Bones
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Harvard stopped being impressive a long time ago.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 16:24 | 2750565 DeadFred
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All charges can be avoided though if daddy makes a sizable contribution or if your name is Corzine. "It looks like those copied passages just vaporized, dean"

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 16:27 | 2750576 Stuart
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These are 125 of your future investment bankers and other Wall St. execs....

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 16:29 | 2750584 HungrySeagull
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I am not surprised at all.

The Univ that I went to had scanned papers with software against copy and pasters.

I am not without sin, and usually rewrote articles into my own words.


It left a taste in my mouth... all those laptops mooching off the internet.


Mooch University... I should copyright this...

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 16:30 | 2750588 indio007
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May be the will examine the professors next?

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 16:50 | 2750638 Slightly Insane
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Why do you suppose all the "Obama Papers" are sealed?  I wonder if the manchurian candidate succeeded in plagerizing Marx or Engels?

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 18:22 | 2750855 NotApplicable
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Well, he for sure wouldn't know. You'll have to ask the handler who gave it to him.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 16:41 | 2750616 lolmao500
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This is what children want to be when they grow up : cronies.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 16:47 | 2750634 Slightly Insane
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I'm think'in these sumnabitches are "ready to work" for either the Blame Stream Media or the Obama Administration.  No reason to finish, these folks already have the proper corrupt moral behavior necessary to succeed in nearly any criminal enterprise. 

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 16:54 | 2750648 barroter
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Good to see our upcoming elite lying their way through school.  Why prove you have any skill, talent at all when you can buy your way thru and get a fat job sitting on the board of some major corp.  The phrase "empty suit" was coined for a reason!

I wonder how many kids BS their way thru Wharton as well?

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 16:55 | 2750652 dwdollar
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Surprise, surprise.... do people actually believe prIvy league graduates are smarter than everyone else?

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 17:36 | 2750674 michael_engineer
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They aren't releasing the name of the class so I figure it must be something shameful and hypocritical at a very core level. I'll wager that it is either a Law class or an Economics class.

ZH follow up on this please.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 17:15 | 2750693 YouAreBliss
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Most won't be returning - Bain and Co just gave them six figure recruiting bonuses, paid for by the FDIC


As Mitt says "I didn't build this - I STOLE IT!"


The Federal Bailout That Saved Mitt Romney

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 17:15 | 2750696 Composter
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This should make them eligible to work at Facebook.


Zuckerberg plagiarized the work of 2 or more consulting clients to create the early Facebook website software.  then Zuckerberg got venture capital to develop a business around his stolen IP.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 17:22 | 2750721 walküre
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Why bother with education. Just put those able to afford Harvard on "fast track" to a seat in Congress or the Senate. Harvard can keep collecting the fees and buy more art.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 17:25 | 2750732 DollarDive
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Wouldn't it be funny if it was Elizabeth Warren who taught the course.... ?   :)

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 17:25 | 2750733 SmittyinLA
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Nothing will come of this as the "cheaters" are children of the elite jerkoffs that are ruining America, that's one of the reasons they went to Haaarvard (politial connections) in the first place.

This is what happens when you admit based on quotas and connections and donations rather than academic capabilities,  the quota babies come up short at every test as there is no separate tests for crony students admitted based on political considerations, except Haarvard is an elite school, they have tests & stuff to screen out the non-academic elite and feebly attempt to maintain their rapidly declining academic standards. 


We won't hear the cheater's names either, they're "classified" just like all of Obama's records.



Thu, 08/30/2012 - 17:30 | 2750740 Yen Cross
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 Harvard?  Plagiarism?  Nevah! /sarc   I wonder how deep the idea of stealing ideas, is with "Grad Students"?

 Oh, wait! I forgot it's a family thing. ;)


Thu, 08/30/2012 - 17:39 | 2750766 Brazillionaire
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 Harvard?  Plagiarism?  Nevah! /sarc   I wonder how deep the idea of stealing ideas, is with "Grad Students"?

 Oh, wait! I forgot it's a family thing. ;)

 see how easy this is!

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 17:52 | 2750794 Yen Cross
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 see how easy this is!   (

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 17:35 | 2750754 giorgioorwell
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You forgot the best part of all....the class was Government 1310: Introduction to Congress

Ladies and gentlemen, meet your future congressmen/women!

Props to Max Keiser for pointing this out

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 18:48 | 2750906 Cthonic
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Thanks! That and not having my AAPL short peeling my face off for a change made my day.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 23:33 | 2751467 michael_engineer
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Is that a Law course? They make laws in Congress.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 17:42 | 2750772 MiguelitoRaton
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These poor souls at Harvard are clearly Kopimists, and Harvard's response is religious prosecution.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 17:43 | 2750774 SmittyinLA
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they let the students take the exam home....... and they still cheated.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 17:43 | 2750776 JohnKing
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I'm a bit concerned that these charges may have a negative impact on their future psychopathy, is it really a good idea here to introduce the concept of right and wrong?

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 17:49 | 2750788 Brazillionaire
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Good point. But they get to learn the concept of "caught" and "got-away-with-it".

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 17:58 | 2750806 JohnKing
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The school of easy knocks, I wouldn't want anything less for our future overlords.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 17:51 | 2750790 GoingLoonie
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Another look into the soul of those that rule the United States.  One year delay in graduation.  Of course you did something wrong.  You got caught.

At the US Air Force Academy you would have been kicked out permanently and asked to serve 3 years in the military as a new recruit.  

Sorry for the comparison.  The Harvard people are rich.  The USAF Academy, probably middle class or poor.

As they say in England;

The rich man at his castel,

The poor man at his gate.

God made it that way,

God ordered their estate.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 18:45 | 2750895 Cthonic
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Don't get me wrong, but some of the ring knockers seemed to feel a bit more entitled than even the other regular officers of commensurate rank while I was in.  Of course, that was back when graduates were automatically granted regular commissions and the sex assault scandal hadn't rocked the place.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 17:56 | 2750803 saycheeeese
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signs of time.....  Harvard is just a trend follower like many others.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 17:58 | 2750807 Savyindallas
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Harvard sucks  -may they bite the dust. I hear they are broke  -thank you esteemed alumni Larry Summers. Under Obama you have bankrupted the nation  -but you did us all a favor bankrupting harvard. Why don't you take a job handling investments for Yale?

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 18:00 | 2750814 JohnKing
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I suppose the parents of these psychos-in-training are pissing their pants over them getting caught.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 18:03 | 2750819 Yen Cross
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That's what wine cellars are for.

I suppose the parents of these psychos-in-training are pissing their pants over them getting caught.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 18:05 | 2750823 AllWorkedUp
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Big fucking surprise. All the punk kids that grow up in priviledge then are rewarded with cushy gov't and Wall Street jobs are caught cheating. Isn't that what they teach them to do at the Ivy League schools anyway?

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 18:07 | 2750827 I am on to you
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A shovel for each one,and out shovel dung,at Joe Bookfaces farmville!

They didnt learn this!

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 18:07 | 2750830 Smiddywesson
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Once upon a time, I believed that human institutions existed for something other than furthering the interests of the persons in control.  Then I joined the Little League, which was really a microcosm of the Ivy League.  In the Little League, coaches adopt assistant coaches who are their friends.  Then they draft as many good players as they can find to support the team while thier fat little children play all the key positions.  This is what we are seeing in the Ivy League, where the stupidest privileged child will still find his niche as long as the allumni money keeps flowing and they can find enough bright minds to bring up the team stats.  They have all sorts of tricks to sidestep anything that creates a level playing field.  For example, if you have the money to get a medical determination that your kid has an Attention Deficit Disorder, he gets extra time to take a time based standardized test like the SAT.  Make no mistake, the Ivy League is populated with average minds, priviliged idiots, and absolute geniuses who make the stupid and average look good.  An Ivy League degree is either the mark of a sub standard mind, or the badge of honor of someone who was selected to make a privileged life for a privileged kid.

Cheating scandal?  Don't make me laugh.  The system was set up to cheat the truth and give the wealthy what they paid for.  There's a reason the biggest endowments in the country are in the hands of the Ivy League, and it ain't fer a luv of education Bubba.

Buyer beware.  

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 18:08 | 2750832 Brazillionaire
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Why do we like this story?

Here's an experiment to try at home: Take a rich guy and a poor guy and kick them both, hard as you can, in the twig & berries. Now, as they roll on the floor in the fetal position, moaning and gagging... which one is funnier?


Don't know why that is, just one of those things... kinda weird... like flushing a toilet in Australia.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 18:09 | 2750833 larz
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I dropped out of college because i was doing well trading and did not feel college was worth the price even in the eighties. Recently I had regrets because you need a degree to shovel shiite these days.  This article is disgusting but it shows on a personal level I may have actually been right with my descision.  An idiot with a degree is still an idiot lets bring some kind os moral aptitude back

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 19:36 | 2751039 FRBNYrCROOKS
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Just wait until they find out the Gov't will dock your SS check to pay back your student loan!!!!!

Now you know why they make University so accessible!!!!

The Gov't makes your interest payments when you reach 67 1/2.

Student loans are the next bubble? A Jews wet dream.


Thu, 08/30/2012 - 18:20 | 2750852 Art Vandelay
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Not one of these kids will be punished in any meaningful way.  Not one.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 18:22 | 2750856 blindman
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"there is nothing new under the sun". i plagiarized
that one. " embrace the remix ", that one too.
" it has all been said ", same deal.
"it is the flow, not the stock" ....same
we might lighten up a bit someday.
of course they copy, that is what they went to university
to learn to do. that this generation refuses to hide
it is a credit to their integrity. good for them !
they are embracing the essence of telemetry.
the problem is with the hypocrisy of the institution
that is over charging them for the training in plagiarism.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 20:20 | 2751139 blindman
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look at this crap, me responding to my own comments,
didn't mark zuckerberger steal some crap at harvard
and make it his own? didn't steve jobs proclaim that
stealing shit was the path to glory and success?
hasn't every giant of anything built upon the past
and the present and the people and their sensibilities
and capacities and foundations throughout the history
of all civilizations relied upon "borrowing" and fair and free "using" ... (let us not discuss the philosophical
incrimination associated with the word civil here).
is it not just natural and nature doing what need be done, symbolic selection for the greater good of the
greater mind?
what is this thing you call cheating?

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 20:26 | 2751150 blindman
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cheating is just fraternization without
consent of the kinky king.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 18:32 | 2750876 spanish inquisition
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125 students of 250 in a class... 50%. This goes way beyond one class and a single instance of misguided kids.

Sucks to be the sacrificial minority scholarship kids...

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 18:41 | 2750889 Cult of Criminality
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Crime-son works for me

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 18:54 | 2750914 FoxMulder
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They didn't write that. Somebody else made that happen.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 18:55 | 2750916 khakuda
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Hilarious.  This doesn't surprise me at all.  Anytime I have met someone with questionable ethics, it turns out they've gone to Harvard.  When I mention it to others, they usually say they've noticed it too, so it's not just a fluke.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 19:28 | 2751015 FRBNYrCROOKS
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I took a class, Inorganic Chemistry, heavy in memorization of processes and couldn't figure out how the rest of the class could possibly getting 90%-95% on the exams!!!! I found out when I had to retake the class and the Professor told me, at the beginning of the exam; "you can't use your own calculator you have to use one of these Sharp calculators provided". When I asked why he told me there were allegations of cheating by the previous years class. I got a 70% average and had to retake. I was livid. I found out 80% of the class, everyone but me, split the material, programmed it into their TI-82s, then uploaded before the exam. They got A's. I got to pay for the class again. They got better jobs because their GPA was higher. I got screwed. Cheaters should get expelled forever! All things being equal I would have had the highest grade the first time. I certainly did the second time when all things were equal. That was ten years ago and I am still paying for that class (student loan) and the interest. I should have written the board of visitors but, I didn't know how to handle it. If any student failed the class with an honest effort I would sue Harvard if I were them. Veritas!

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 22:20 | 2751353 YouAreBliss
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How do you think a moron like Dubya got through Yale? That or the degree is just can elite rubber stamp - same goes for O.

These ivy league degrees are just an elite gate check



Fri, 08/31/2012 - 02:38 | 2751663 Me_Myself_and_I
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Sounds familiar.  The Greek system at my Ivy League school was nothing more than a glorified cheating machine, warehousing exams and helping its members pass exams with high grades vs. doing the thought work.  I had to work my ass off to actually learn the material and pass the courses, but became a sharper person for the experience & caught up on partyin' after I graduated.

Now, as one of them mythical 'job creators'.. I can't say it's a hard n fast rule .. but if I see a greek house on the resume, they go into pile B.

I need sharp starters, not CTRL-V loafers.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 19:44 | 2751058 patb
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Is it live or is it Memorex

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 19:51 | 2751075 Fix It Again Timmy
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Goldman Sachs will hire all 125!  No need to send a resume, we like ya already....

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 20:39 | 2751169 dolph9
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The Jews don't give a shit, and that attitude trickles down to the young ones at Harvard.


I can't blame them.  But they should realize they are playing with fire.  If they take down America, where are they going to run to for their profits next?  Brazil?  Israel?  ...  China?  LOL.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 21:31 | 2751273 lizzy36
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Best ever, is the class they were all taking was....wait for it.....INTRO TO CONGRESS.

Because really you can't make this shit up.

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 22:50 | 2751398 Econmike
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I bet the students are the children of Chinese government officials.

Fri, 08/31/2012 - 01:20 | 2751589 Adahy
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I believe this is partially a side-effect to our technological advancement, especially the internet, of course.  Technology has changed the human brain to become more adept at finding information than actually doing the brain-work (problem solving, writing original works, etc.).  It's easier to find the information than it is to actually process it.  Society reinforces this behavior at every turn.  Why figure out your own problem when you can just Google it?  The problem is that this leads to mental dependence.  Becoming dependent at every level eventually.
This type of behavior will become more and more widespread I'm sure.  Heck, most people I talk to just regurgitate what they hear in the media with nary an independent thought already.  Also, look at Hollywood or the music industry.  Their originality left long ago.

A mess.

ctrl+c   ctrl+v

Fri, 08/31/2012 - 02:41 | 2751665 kiwidor
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rather than copytas, NOS EXSCRIBERE or IMITAMUR would be suitable.


or better yet, COGITO EXEMPLUM 


fahk tahhds


<laffing all the way to the pub>


<edited: spelling mistake>

Fri, 08/31/2012 - 03:49 | 2751709 “Rebellion to t...
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I'd be willing to bet that every person on this board has cheated on a school exam in one form or another, over the course of their academic journey. So save the holier than thou crap!  These poor idiots at Harvard are just really stupid to do what they did; when half the class is plagiarizing, the prof. must be teaching a total horse shit cut/copy/paste course.

Fri, 08/31/2012 - 07:08 | 2751868 Watts_D_Matter
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I just found out that the class where the plagerism took place was.....




Gotta love the Ivy Leagues!

Fri, 08/31/2012 - 08:11 | 2751950 blindman
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and quick test the students and faculty for
drugs, cognitive enhancement, and forget the
historic financial foundation and funding of the institution itself, thank you. let us proceed
unencumbered by the facts and reality of the
contextual ensemble. sell soap
Dope inc. : Britain's opium war against the U.S
by Konstandinos Kalimtgis also by David Goldman and Jeffrey Steinberg

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