Watch: Rand Paul tells students "misinformation works" in resurfaced 2013 video

Originally published at: Watch: Rand Paul tells students "misinformation works" in resurfaced 2013 video | Boing Boing

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He’s a piece of garbage, but I’m sure lots of right-wingers and Libertarians will cheer the speech just like they did the Gordon Gecko speech in Wall Street.

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what a colossal douchebag.

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Especially since, for most tests anyway, you are graded on how you do, not on how your classmates do. But, I suppose obsession with other peoples’ achievements is a hallmark of the conservative mind.

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You know that song “Momma Tried”?

Well, his didn’t.

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Christ, what an asshole.

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Has higher level education in the US stopped grading on a curve? Almost every single one of my college classes would lower the threshold for an A if the average was low.

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“Misinformation” . . .

It’s called lying.

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Yeah, I guess that could have been his angle.

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Sadly, he’s not fucking wrong about that.

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even without curve gading, i think your overall grade matters in determining who gets to pick residency slots first - so if you harm your fellow students you’d have a better chance of getting your first pick

i wonder if any of his fellow students turned up missing or died while he was there…

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That would be more of a Ted Cruz/Zodiac thing.

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Sadly, I knew people like this in med school. This was one of the reasons most classes changed to pass/fail.

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Not really how match works… Part of it, but much more based on faculty recommendations and interviews. Thank God.

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So often the difference between good guys and bad guys is not what they say, just whether or not it’s a lament.

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Jesus fucking Christ. Med students aren’t competitors. You all need to get a proper education so you can, you know, be doctors.

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Even assuming he was trying to juke class rankings, or effect a curve. Didn’t he like not graduate and get a sketchy license or land at the bottom of his class or something?

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And USMLE STEP exam scores. I don’t think a residency would be impressed by a 3.8 GPA and a 213 on the STEP 1.

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Don’t know his academic performance, but in that case, it’s more a “see, everyone else is dim witted like me”, rather than “I’m an intellectual powerhouse!”

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