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Sun Dec 2, 2018, 12:56 PM

Today's Fun Fact: Putin got a Ph.D. by copying an American textbook

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2018/03/09/what-you-didnt-know-russian-president-putin/408913002/
Russian President Putin: Former KGB with economics degree
Oren Dorell, USA TODAY
Published 2:55 p.m. ET March 9, 2018 | Updated 4:50 p.m. ET July 19, 2018

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Putin’s dissertation included 'extensive plagiarism'

Putin in 1996 earned a post-graduate degree that is a rough equivalent of a Ph.D. at the St. Petersburg Mining Institute, though he never attended that school, according to a 2006 presentation by analysts Igor Danchenko and Clifford Gaddy at the Brookings Institution think tank in Washington, D.C.

His dissertation was on the investment in large-scale natural resource extraction, like oil and gas, to “restore Russia’s great power status.” Pages of it were largely copied from a 1982 American business school text book called Strategic Planning and Policy, Gaddy said.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2018, 01:05 PM

1. I'm shocked, shocked, I tell you...

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2018, 01:07 PM

2. Surprise, surprise, surprise.

Snort.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2018, 01:17 PM

3. Have to wonder if dumpf didn't lift his "Art of the Steal" from putin.

Also wonder if Melanie isn't working on a plagiarized version of "Becoming" by Michelle.

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Response to erronis (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 2, 2018, 01:22 PM

4. No. Trump was more transparent. He copied Willie Sutton's book, "I, Willie Sutton."

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2018, 01:29 PM

5. Aw heck, he could have a Ph.D. from Trump University for free

Why waste time on plagiarizing dissertations when you can be stealing $ billions instead?





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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2018, 02:06 PM

6. Not surprising for someone who has murdered thousands, even killed innocent Russians

in false flag operations disguised as terrorist acts designed to consolidate and maintain his power.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2018, 02:07 PM

7. In his defense, that's how academia worked in the Soviet Union.

The doctorate degree wasn't linked to your academic work.

For example, look at Angela Merkel's doctorate thesis: Sloppily written, primitive and already dramatically out of date the day it was handed in.

The doctorate degree was your reward for your years of work for the communist party, for your loyalty... and sometimes for your bribery. The written thesis was only a meaningless stage-prop you hand in because it must be handed in by tradition.

For example: The wive of the romanian dictator, a high-school dropout, somehow got a doctorate degree in chemistry.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2018, 02:15 PM

8. Remember Reagan "studied" Economics, too.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2018, 02:29 PM

9. So Melania IS a Russian plant trained by Putin.

We long suspected it. She's just not bright enough to plagiarize something in a different language that the press might not find so easily.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2018, 03:28 PM

10. He's promoting American literature and knowhow in Russia

Buy him a penthouse !!

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 10:52 AM

11. If it's good enough for St. Pete's, it's good enough for Trump U ! nt

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