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  “Amber Alerts” Inspire New “NAMBLA Alert! Monitoring System”
Posted by: Malcolm Reed - 05-15-2007, 05:16 AM - Forum: Chip White - No Replies

“Amber Alerts” Inspire New “NAMBLA Alert! Monitoring System”

Quote:[Image: nambla-alert.JPG]

Longtime allies the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) announced a bold technological joint venture today that will enhance the ability of NAMBLA members to reach out to needy young boys on a local market basis.

The new NAMBLA Alert! wireless monitoring system uses cutting edge technology to beam users real-time data on local gatherings of young boys where “the presence of NAMBLA representatives might prove beneficial,” according to NAMBLA spokesman Peter Carter.

“As the enlightened among us recognize, young boys thoroughly enjoy– some might argue, require– the company of older, sweatier, hairier males,” continued Carter. “Even if they often need assistance recognizing this fact. The NAMBLA Alert system empowers the old to find the young in a timely, convenient manner. Now, I don’t want to get caught up in vague value judgments like ‘is it legal to have sex with an 8-year-old boy?’. That’s for our good friends in the 9th Circuit Court to decide. We are simply providing a public service.”

NAMBLA Alerts are available to members for a monthly fee, and use the latest in satellite technology to beam critical information to PDAs, cell phones, and other mobile devices. Carter does not shy away from the fact that his system is based on the wildly successful ‘Amber Alert’ program.

“Why try to reinvent the wheel?” he asked rhetorically. “‘Amber Alerts’ are extremely effective at helping to locate and recover missing children by beaming messages to large numbers of people. We plan on doing the exact same thing. Except after we locate them, we are going to have sex with them.”

One dues-paying NAMBLA member is already a believer.

“My job requires quite a bit of travel,” said Chester Hunsacker. “And it can be so hard to find unsupervised boys when you’re in a strange town. You can only cruise the local parks and ice cream stands so many times before people start looking at you like your some kind of creep. The new NAMBLA Alert system enables me to drastically reduce my “trolling” time without being made to feel like a lecher by ‘concerned parents.’”

Other key features:
  • trench coat pocket compatible

  • plays a full range of children’s cartoons

  • LCD Display made from space-age polymers– easy to clean and extremely resistant to milkshake spills, Jolly Rancher smudge-marks, and three of four major body fluids

  • a variety of ring tones including: a whimpering puppy, the Nintendo Wii start-up music, and the very popular “Barry Bonds Ring Tone” which includes the baseball great uttering such catchphrases as, “Psst. Hey boys, it’s me, future Hall of Fame baseball player Barry Bonds. I’m stuck in the trunk of this rental car. Just hop in the front seat with this nice gentleman and we’ll all go out for ice cream.“(*Note: Barry Bonds ring tone only available with the “Executive” model)

  • one-touch access to the ACLU’s 24-hour free legal defense hot line

  • “risk level” monitoring which can correctly gauge the level of adult supervision at a children’s event to within one chaperon

  • Daily “Coaxing Tips” designed to thwart the Nazi-like protection efforts of local law enforcements

The NAMBLA Alert Monitoring System is available at the ACLU and NAMBLA websites, and also via a fleet of vans with blackout-tinted windows at a playground near you.

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  Degreeinfo.com Exposed as Front for Gay Pedophile Porn
Posted by: Irving Mehlmann - 05-15-2007, 05:06 AM - Forum: Chip White - Replies (1)


Quote:This has been reported to the FBI, state and local police, and national media:


Investigations have found that the Internet distance learning site http://www.degreeinfo.com is closely linked to gay pedophile pornography. The co-founder and registered owner of the site, El Cerrito, CA, resident Thomas "Chip" White, is at the center of a network of degenerate activity, including hard-core pornographic websites which are attractive to pedophiles both because of their focus on deliberately young-looking aadult men and the repeated use of the word "boy" - which is customarily used to describe a minor - in their titles.

Pornographer White set up Degreeinfo as a safe haven for his group of friends after they came under increasing challenge on an unmoderated Usenet forum dealing with distance education. The site purports to give consumer information on distance learning and via its forum to advise distance learners. It is now clear that this whole enterprise may well have been an elaborate attempt to conceal the true nature of the activities of White and his cronies, and to gain them public trust by deception so that they could go about their real business behind the scenes.

What is intriguing is that White's interest in distance learning is not a personal one. He holds no degree, nor has he ever studied or taught via distance learning. It appears increasingly as if Degreeinfo was simply a clever attempt by White to create a cover of legitimacy and spurious moral authority for his main business interests in pornography. The front  he put up at Degreeinfo has almost certainly snared innocent bystanders  with a legitimate interest in distance education as well as serving White's inner circle of degenerates. Well-known distance learning writer John Bear, who lives close to White in El Cerrito, CA, was an administrator at Degreeinfo until recently (http://groups.google.co.uk/group/alt.edu...8cf9e6292a), and the popular "Bear's Guide to Earning Degrees by Distance Learning" continues to credit Degreeinfo as a contributor. Other senior members at the site include Alan Contreras, a former gay lobbyist and now administrator of the Oregon Office of Degree Authorization, George Brown, director of Higher Ed Consulting (Australia), who is a Degreeinfo moderator, Revd. John Weaver-Hudson, pastor of Hope Lutheran Church in Hartford, Michigan, and Dr George Gollin, a physics professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

White's Mail Boxes Inc. address at 5245 College Ave #217, Oakland, CA 94618, is not only listed as the base for Degreeinfo.com, LLC.  (http://kepler.ss.ca.gov/corpdata/ShowLpl...0212710119), but also for Media Resource Communications, Inc. (http://kepler.ss.ca.gov/corpdata/ShowAll...r=C2439574).

White is listed as agent for service of process for both corporations by the State of California at the same address, with A.J. Braden of Dublin, CA, listed as president of MRC. Other mailboxes used by MRC are located at  1380 Lead Hill Blvd, Suite 106, Roseville, CA 95661, and PO Box 7995, Berkeley, CA 94707.

MRC is described in an Internet press release as owning "a number of adult websites and adult video production companies." These websites include http://www.boyfunk.com, http://www.boysfeetclub.com, http://www.boysecrets.com, http://www.cuteboyvideos.com, http://www.ajscloset.com and http://www.gaybucks.com. The first four of these are registered to White's 5245 College Ave mailbox according to http://www.samspade.org, while gaybucks.com and ajscloset.com, are registered along with Degreeinfo.com to the PO Box 7995 address listed above. Degreeinfo was also registered to the College Ave mailbox until yesterday.

MRC's Cuteboy Videos uses the advertising tagline "Brand New Amateur Teen Videos." Cuteboy Videos and its fellow MRC studio "18 West" have produced video titles including "School's Out", "Elijah's Wood" (presumably named after the child actor Elijah Wood), "Cumdominium" and "Twink Tails".

On a gay chat forum (http://www.triplexgay.com/showthread.php?t=190&page=2) White introduces himself, "Chip here from Boyfunk/Gaybucks. My business partner AJ and I run Boyfunk.com, Boysecrets.com, Boysfeetclub.com and two video studios, 18West and Cuteboyvideos. The company has been around since 2001, but our real growth and visibility has happened within the past year or so." A similar message appeared at http://thegayboard.com/archive/index.php/t-59.html. In another posting, White used the disturbing signature line "We are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands."

Aside from his pornographic activities, White has previously come to attention as the promoter of Gerson therapy, an extreme alternative health practice which advocates coffee enemas as a cure for cancer (http://www.sawilsons.com/,

Ironically, the site http://www.quackwatch.com, which has consistently opposed alternative medicine, has allied itself with Degreeinfo in its attacks on holders of degrees in alternative medicine whilst granting Degreeinfo's owners immunity from its investigations. Nathan Whiteside, who describes himself as Degreeinfo's C.O.O. and who lives close to White in Oakland, CA, is another alternative therapist with no experience of distance education, though he does claim to be able to heal people without meeting them (http://www.healingforthesoul.com/disthealing.html).

White's pornography has adopted an approach that should raise major red flags among responsible citizens in both the gay and straight communities by focussing on the extreme youth of the actors featured on his sites. In an Internet press release, MRC describes http://www.boyfunk.com as featuring "youthfully attractive gay men" - stated to be between the ages of 18 and 20 on the site - and Braden goes on to say ".we are very, very picky about our models. We pick a very specific look, so our  customers know exactly what they're getting every time." This is coded language for material designed to appeal specifically to gay men who like to look at explicit pornography featuring actors who could easily be taken for minors - in other words pedophiles. The site content, which includes hard-core still images and video of gay sex, depicts activities which are illegal in over 50 countries in the world.

Even if the sites that White runs are technically legal in the USA because they feature adult participants, they are surely acting as a magnet for pedophiles to gather and indulge their depraved fantasies. Studies of pedophiles reveal that they use the Internet to gather in groups in order to share images of pedophilia and to plan and execute the abuse of children (euphemistically referred to by some of them as "boylove"), with an intricate network of coded sites and backchannels. White represents every parent's worst nightmare in encouraging this behavior through his site's focus on very young-looking men and his repeated use of the pedophile trigger word "boy" to brand his wares and make them appealing to child abusers.

It is clearly vital that those who might have been taken in by Degreeinfo's outward show of respectability are aware that it has been funded by and is in turn funding pornography of the most depraved kind. It is entirely possible that a number of members of Degreeinfo's "inner circle" have pedophile tendencies or are themselves pedophiles, using the site as a front for their criminal and immoral activities. We call upon concerned citizens to join us in our call to shut White's sites down and take appropriate action to ensure that he can no longer serve as a danger to the nation's young people.

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  Degreeinfo's Chip White Exposed as Academic Fraud
Posted by: Administrator - 05-15-2007, 05:03 AM - Forum: Chip White - Replies (18)

From ArmedForces.net:

Quote:Degreeinfo.com's Chip White has been exposed as an academic fraud by the Oberlin College registrar.

White, who leads a cadre of vicious busy bodies and civil rights violators who purport to expose "degree mills" and "degree fraud," has been discovered to be misrepresenting his own academic credentials, or lack thereof.

On his MySpace web page White describes his education like this:


Quote:Chip's Schools
Oberlin College 1988 to 1990
Oberlin, OHIO
Graduated: N/A
Student status: Alumni
Degree: Bachelor's Degree

But the Registrar's Office at Oberlin College tells a completely different story:

Academic record listed under T. Chip White
Admitted to Oberlin February 1987
Attended up to May 22, 1989
Did not attain a degree from Oberlin College

White lied about having a degree, and lied about his dates of attendance in his failed effort to obtain one.

This is publicly available information that anyone can obtain with a simple email to Oberlin College. But why is it that the self-appointed "experts" like Gollum, Sainz, Doogle Arse, Janko and the rest of John Bear's vaunted "research" staff never revealed this information?

Did they know and decide not to reveal the truth, or are they just incompetent dolts? It's either one or the other.

This is just another in a series of embarrassing revelations about White, who was lauded on page 10 of John Bear's recent book for his contributions in exposing purported degree fraud.

It turns out that while Bear and his minions were sniffing through other people's personal business, they were supporting White's pedophile pandering pornography business.

White also ran a quack "cancer cure" clinic in Tijuana and claims to be an expert at administering useless coffee enemas to dying cancer victims.

White continues his work in the gay and pedophile pornography business from his new home in Granite Bay, California.

From ArmedForces.net:

Quote:"Once I thought about it," says Dr. Bear, "choosing DegreeInfo.com to help us do our research just made perfect sense. Not only do they have the experience and expertise required for this project, but they also have the manpower we needed to get everything done on a tight time line."

"It worked out really really well," says Chip White, the original founder of DegreeInfo.com. "We were already doing this research for ourselves, so the only difference was that we had to do it on the publisher's schedule, which wasn't a problem at all. Also, it was an incredible honor to work with the Bears, and on the book that launched John's reputation as the foremost authority on distance learning."

An honor indeed, yet Dr. Bear feels much the same way about Chip and his staff. "They made my life so much easier. They did the parts that I just don't have time for anymore, and only called on me to ask questions, and then at the end to review their work - which was excellent. Between their research and my daughter's help, it was a mostly painless process for me."


After all, who would know more about academic fraud and deviant conduct than an academic fraud and deviant???

From ArmedForces.net:

Quote:Nice work (again), guys.

You know, my first thought when I read this was that it might be getting a bit redundant. White already was a complete laughing stock after the revelations about his disgusting and fraudulent "enema" and "cancer cure" enterprises.

Then the pedo-pandering porn scandal pretty much wiped him out, errr, I mean, eliminated him, errr, I mean destroyed whatever credibility he might have had left in the distance learning area.

But you hit on the real reason why this is still important. Those are three very important and seriously credibility-destroying bits of information....yet none of them was revealed by the "Page Ten Experts."

I call them the "Page Ten Experts" because these are the usual suspects we saw at DI and continue to see now at DD, the people John Bear thanked at page 10 of his recent book as being ever so helpful to him with their "research" and contributions.

Sainz ("major research"), Gollum ("copious research"), Douglas, George Brown, Levicoff, Janko, Dayson, even The Fat Homo, Alan Contreras. Not one word from any of them about the fraud and perversion of the DegreeInfo king pin.

So you actually are exposing all of them as frauds and incompetents as well. Whatever minimal credibility they might have had bestowed on them by the "poacher turned game keeper" Bear has been shredded. Somehow with all their "copious research" they couldn't find any of this stuff.

As you say, either they knew and hushed it up, or they have no credibility whatsoever as "researchers." It has been made very clear again that they have an agenda and any "research" they might actually do (i.e., beyond just their usual lies and innuendo) is done with blinders on.

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  Interesting Article About the Gang
Posted by: Brian Crawford - 05-14-2007, 04:31 PM - Forum: Distance Learning Discussion - Replies (1)

By Frank Andrews:

George D. Gollin or galanga as he calls himself on degreeinfo, must truly believe we are all very stupid people. His vanity has clouded his judgment and his malignant narcissism is abundantly clear from his many appearances over the last year on TV and in newspapers coining himself as some “distance learning” expert.

Lets take a look at him for a moment. Until August of 2003 he knew nothing about distance learning and admits he began this journey of being a self-appointed crusader against diploma mills after being annoyed by pop-ups on his university computer saying get your degree in 10 days. We all must agree, an admirable cause, we cannot have enough John Bears out there, that’s another story of it’s own. With his primary investigative tool being searching ownerships of web sites and talking to his new friend John Bear as a “hobby.”

George D. Gollin [alias galanga, Sammy Spade or KR] began assembling his war room in 2003. Which includes a large poster that is reminiscent of the mob organizational posters seen in organized crime taskforce offices. This in his way of linking all “diploma mills” to one Gotti type of crime family, as he calls it, “connecting the dots.” It appears he views himself as some sort of Elliot Ness against diploma mills. His white unkempt shirt and open collar make him look more like a student who slept in his car, than a physics professor at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.

I’ll have to admit, after seeing George Gollin writing all of his vast print about Hoyer and no less than six newspaper articles he was instrumental in, I was beginning to think this Richard Hoyer character was some kind of John Herbert Dillinger of diploma mills. Then I saw Hoyer’s “Stalking in the Guise of Academic Freedom” ditty and decided to check them both out.

The first things that came to mind was, how stupid is this guy [Hoyer] to attempt to open a college or university and call it homeland security if he is this international criminal Gollin seems to want to make all of us think. After all, you would have to be out of your mind to bring the eyes and ears of eight federal agencies upon you if you are not 100 percent above board.

Prior to making all of these accusations about Hoyer, one may speculate that George D. Gollin would have conducted a thorough investigation, but a review of his CV demonstrates no formal education in conducting investigations. Surely he is an academic and knows how to conduct research, however, conducting a criminal or civil investigation is another matter.

Because Gollin has complained about his academic freedom being hampered, and not an academic myself, I decided to look at the definition of academic freedom.  

Frank Andrews: A Mr. Alan L. Contreras had a very unprofessional comment to make on the degreeinfo web site:

“Owing to an active case, we are seeking information about the involvement of Richard J. Hoyer of New York in various fake schools.

We know that he is involved in the fake College of Homeland Security and is one of the rent-a-perps in the St. Regis - James Monroe - Robertstown University et al. frauds based in Washington State and using false Liberian documentation. Does anyone know of any other fake colleges with which Mr. Hoyer has a connection (besides his local pseudo-medical garbage emitter in Rochester) ?
Please contact me privately if needed at alan.L.contreras@state.or.us
Alan L. Contreras
Oregon Office of Degree Authorization
Oregon Student Assistance Commission”

Frank Andrews: After reviewing these articles and talking with my media contacts, I decided to do some more digging. They informed me that Gollin approached them with all kinds of documents about Hoyer. Gollin provided the Regis University lawsuit papers to the media before Hoyer or the others were served with them. Gollin also had the court papers on his web site before the people named had been served. Thinking the worst but hoping I was wrong, I contacted the lawyers who represented Regis University in the suit. Amazingly, they said that Gollin provided all of the documents against St. Regis University which included Hoyer as being their Provost. After examining these papers, it could be seen that Gollin searched the “way back machine” to find Hoyer listed on some archived SRU web page from 2002 and that is what he provided to the lawyers. After spending more than $100,000 to sue SRU, Regis University lawyers were not happy with the end result. The settlement consisted of all five people listed signing a paper agreeing not to use the name according to the Regis University attorneys. The Regis attorneys asked for their court costs to be covered by SRU and the judge declined their request. The Regis University attorneys don’t speak too kindly about George Gollin, something about being “a loose cannon.”

George Gollin has claimed on web postings that he received the court papers about the Regis University lawsuit through the freedom of information act. That is simply a lie. Gollin contacted Regis University and suggested they sue and include Hoyer in that suit http://insite.regis.edu/action/notices.asp?storyid=5809 Considering Hoyer parted with SRU a year prior to Gollin starting his little hobby, there is a timeline problem here. George Gollin has motives and an agenda that now comes into question.

Mr. George Gollin is beginning to remind me of Professor Ward Churchill from the University of Colorado who is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Spingfield. You may remember him when in an essay written the day after the Sept. 11 attacks, Churchill said; “white-collar workers in the World Trade Center were the equivalent of "little Eichmanns," a reference to Adolf Eichmann, who ensured the smooth running of the infrastructure that enabled the Nazi genocide. Churchill also spoke of the "gallant sacrifices" of the "combat teams" [9/11 terrorists] that struck America.”

My interview with Richard Hoyer:  I found my talk with Richard Hoyer quite interesting. It’s nice getting it right from the person being smeared and stalked by George Gollin and John Bear. Gollin or Bear have never communicated by phone, fax, mail or email with Hoyer. Except for one hang-up phone call from John Bear’ daughter’ fax machine that still shows on his caller ID.  

Richard Hoyer finds it amusing that Gollin has no experience in distance education and presents himself to be a “diploma mill” and “distance education” expert on television and any newspaper who will listen to him. When Hoyer first began the research for his book, he found 80% of the colleges and universities that responded to his inquiries could not be listed in his book, because they were diploma mills. Four years went into his research before his book was written. That was in the early 1990s when he wrote the first edition that he updates yearly. “George Gollin seems to think you can accomplish this same work in a few computer clicks.”      

Gollin has threatened his life with a rife-scope next to his name and four others, right on the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana web site. As soon as it was brought to the University of Illinois attention, it was quickly removed and replaced with a picture of Gollin and his wife. If it was just a joke and harmless, why was it taken down?  

With this investigation, it’s quite obvious that George Gollin, John Bear and Alan Contreras, have been stalking Richard Hoyer continually and I have strongly suggested he not put up with this public attack any longer. Alan Contreras has posted the on the Oregon Office of Degree Authorization web site the page Gollin was forced to remove about Hoyer from the University of Illinois web site. Contreras has also referred to Hoyer as a “rent-a-perp” (inferring criminal) on that degreeinfo web site.

This stalking serves no legitimate purpose but to annoy, harass and libel Richard Hoyer and hamper his efforts in opening 60 university campuses to train and educate our country first responders in preventing the next terrorist attack. He needs to get the biggest aggressive law firm he can retain to bring a lawsuit against the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, George Gollin, John Bear, Alan Contreras, and the Oregon Office of Degree Authorization. Alan Contreras and his office were recently sued successfully by Kennedy-Western University and another lawsuit is currently pending. Contreras now relies on Gollin and Bear to supply the information that he places on the Oregon Office of Degree Authorization web site. When asked if he verifies the information provided to him, he says: “The state does not provide me a budget for that.”  Allen Ezell is not guilty of anything other than using Bear and Gollin as a reliable source. Besides, his testimony at the senate hearing is protected against libel.

The only threat to homeland security here is George Gollin, John Bear and Alan Contreras referring to the man opening 60 homeland security and counterterrorism educational campuses across the country as some kind of sinister character, when none of this trio has ever attempted to contact him directly and seem to know anything about him.


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  Where is Alan?
Posted by: razor wire - 05-14-2007, 01:56 PM - Forum: Alan Contreras - Replies (9)

He is rarely heard from lately.

Did he get told by the state attorney-general that the next time he violates someone's civil rights its on his dime.

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  Oregon ODA Unveils New Logo
Posted by: Tanya Heddankoff - 05-14-2007, 11:45 AM - Forum: Alan Contreras - No Replies

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  Censored Posts from DI re Gay Al
Posted by: Administrator - 05-14-2007, 11:40 AM - Forum: Alan Contreras - No Replies

Censored Posts from DI re Gay Al

When news of Alan Contreras's sexual perversion broke, a DI poster using the name "Yerout Fatgayal" began wreaking havoc at Gay Al's previously safe haven in porn peddler's paradise.   The posts were immediately censored by the boy rapist panderers, but not before a sharp-eyed reader saved them, as well as one by "Neal Downs."

Quote:Yerout Fatgayal
New Member
Registered: Apr 2005
Posts: 7

Originally posted by Alan Contreras
Cmdr Nosborne, I have actually walked the decks of the USS Missouri. I'll let that fact confuse the chatlist people for a while, though you'll probably figure it out, given your background.

And if you like, I'll send you my poem on the defense of Taffy 3. It makes a change from degree validations.


I'm confused. Did you mean "walked the decks" or "sucked the dicks"? Please send us all your lovely poetry. Also feel free to post pictures of your dirty undergarments, if you ever make a change there too. Do you like to hum "In the Navy" when you are doing a sailor?

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Quote:Yerout Fatgayal
New Member
Registered: Apr 2005
Posts: 7

Originally posted by Alan Contreras
In general, Russ's argument is that employers get to decide whether a degree meets their needs. This is another way of saying that the degree itself may not be necessary (why did Spielberg bother?).

It is also another way of saying that a degree is, ultimately, just a piece of paper. That is the standard view taken by people who support diploma mills. I would be interested to hear from Russ the names of some degree suppliers whose product he would consider unfit for use in his business.

The state's position is that a degree should have an irreducible minimum core of academic work that is demonstrably at the college level appropriate for the award. That is, a doctoral degree must include original research or something equivalent.

The state's position is that a private employer should never accept an unaccredited degree as a valid credential unless the employer actually investigates the nature of the supplier and its degrees, or relies on ODA to do so.

The state's position is that all unaccredited degrees should be treated by private employers as being of doubtful quality unless the supplier can demonstrate to the employer that the degrees represent genuine academic work of sufficient quantity and quality.

Doubt and the expectation of evidence are attributes of thinking people who care about the difference between truth and falsehood.

Sorry about the oregonus, Uncle J, I borrowed it from the Oregon subspecies of Spotted Towhee. And you can see one more Spielberg movie: Empire of the Sun.


I'm one of those thinking people you mentioned who cares ever so much about the difference between truth and falsehood. Do you think the ODA was negligent in not investigating you more carefully before they hired you? If they really cared about truth in Oregon don't you think they should have found out that you are a sexual deviant?

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Quote:Yerout FatgayalNew Member
Registered: Apr 2005
Posts: 7


Originally posted by Alan Contreras
Sorry to have been away from the list during this discussion. Here are a few factlets.

The cost of a validation review for Oregon degree use is currently $250. This fee is required by the legislature, but does not constitute a major part of our budget.

Size and wealth are not factors for Oregon approval, although they can be for accreditation. Very small schools in Oregon have had no trouble becoming approved if they have a qualified faculty, an appropriate curriculum, acceptable policies on the award of credit and appropriate admission standards. There are some other factors, but these are the major ones.

I suggest that any discussion of what kind of unaccredited entity is a degree mill begin with one sharp demarcation: any entity that does not have the legal authority to issue degrees from the jurisdiction where it is physically located is automatically a degree mill because the degrees it issues are inherently fraudulent. The Oregon Department of Justice takes this position and so do we.

The reason is simple: in the United States, the authority to issue degrees is based solely in state authority except when superseded by Congress. There is no such thing in the U.S. today as inherent authority in a private party to issue college degrees. We know of no modern legal precedent to the contrary, and plenty in support of this concept. You may disagree with it, but foaming about it wastes everyone's time, it is the law and the norm in the U.S. Even "religious exempt" schools are not exempt because they want to be, they are exempt because of a specific provision of a state law. Half of the states do not even allow religious exemptions.

People sometimes forget that no accreditor, federally recognized or invented, has the legal authority to authorize a college to operate or to issue degrees. States, and only states, have this authority, except when Congress carves out a special case (i.e. the military academies).

When we discuss the differences among "gray area" unaccredited colleges, we are really discussing only those that have state approval to issue degrees, some of which are legitimate postsecondary providers and some of which are scams and substandard degree suppliers.


Thanks for those "factlets." Perhaps you could make some clarifications.

Size is not a factor in Oregon approval? Is it a factor in what you stick in your bodily orifices?

Did you mean "superseded by Congress" or "super seeded by a Congressman"??

Did you mean "gray area" or "gay area"???

Thanks for keeping us all informed about scams and substandard performers. Perhaps a sexual deviant like you has special insight into those areas.

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04-09-2005 08:12 PM

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Originally posted by Alan Contreras
This entity claims to operate on Jersey. I thought that was considered UK home territory. Can someone enlighten me?

I should mention that I don't find Cambridge International listed anywhere ese, either. I sent an inquiry about it to the UK.


I can enlighten you. Jersey is across the river from New York. They don't like sexual deviants there, so you better stay in Salem.

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04-09-2005 07:55 PM

Quote:Yerout Fatgayal
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Originally posted by Alan Contreras
I have no additional information, just a one-sentence announcement. Because of my work I hear from a lot of agencies around the U.S. and the world. I thought this particular item would interest the group.

It's nice to see you are so thoughtful about which items are of interest to the group. Here's an item I think would interest the group as well. Do you think your decisions are based on the law and the facts, or are you in any way influenced by the fact that you are a sexual deviant?

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04-09-2005 07:44 PM

Quote:Yerout Fatgayal
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Originally posted by uncle janko
Good for you! Good luck!

Now that the sexual deviance and perversion of Alan Contreras have become public knowledge, are you at all worried about who might be exposed next?

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04-09-2005 08:29 PM

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Get Behind Alan Contreras

It's time we applauded ODA chief Alan Contreras for making his queerness public. Since it appears that most of you who post here also are queer, I'm probably preaching to the choir, but I'm sure you all agree it was a bold and brave step to stand up against the onslaught of ridicule and debasement that is sure to follow.

Now these fundamentalist Christian schools like Bob Jones really do hate us queers, don't they? How dare those filthy rotten Jesus freaks insinuate that dear sweet Alan was acting improperly by trying to run Bob Jones out of business in Oregon. Any queer would have done the same thing. It's too bad he couldn't run every stinking Jesus loving one of them out of the entire state. Then we will have a completely queer state of our own. Thanks to all you queers here at Degreeinfo for your support. Let's all get behind Alan in every way possible. Be sure to give him your input.

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  Alan Conteras's Personal Rampage, Unprofessional Conduct
Posted by: Trevor Nigel - 05-14-2007, 11:13 AM - Forum: Alan Contreras - Replies (19)

Alan Conteras's Personal Rampage, Unprofessional Conduct


Quote:State questions wellness expert's degree
Nisha Jackson claims harassment, says she may sue

Mail Tribune

A well-known women's health care practitioner and a state agency that validates academic credentials are fighting over her use of a doctoral degree in advertising.

The state Office of Degree Authorization has told Nisha Jackson that all promotional references to her Ph.D. in health-care management from Kennedy Western University must also state that Kennedy Western "does not have accreditation recognized by the United States Department of Education and has not been approved by the Office of Degree Authorization."

"It's inherently deceptive for a health-care professional to call herself a Ph.D. or `doctor' without using the disclaimer," said Alan Contreras, administrator of the Office of Degree Authorization.

Jackson, 42, is the president of Southern Oregon Health & Wellness, and she works at Medford Women's Clinic. She has written a book on balancing women's hormones and presented health tips on KTVL-TV Channel 10. She hosts a weekly radio show Monday mornings on KDOV.

Jackson described Contreras' letter as "harassment," and said she may sue. She said she had met all the requirements of the Oregon law and spent "thousands of dollars" to remove any reference to her Ph.D. from her marketing materials.

She said Contreras is "on some kind of rampage to see me go down."

Accreditation is the process by which institutions of higher learning are reviewed and evaluated. It serves as a way to tell students, employers and consumers that an institution provides quality education.

"The whole idea (of accreditation) is that a college education ought to stand for something," Contreras said.

Accreditors are private, nongovernmental organizations created for the specific purpose of reviewing the quality of higher education institutions and their programs. In the United States, colleges and

universities may be accredited by any one of 19 organizations that have been recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or the U.S. Department of Education.

Kennedy Western is not accredited by any of them.

Kennedy Western's Web site says it offers "busy professionals a convenient and flexible method for earning Bachelor's, Master's and Doctorate level degrees." Based in Agoura Hills, Calif., Kennedy Western bases tuition and course requirements on prior work experience. Classwork is done via computer.

Kennedy Western's Web site includes testimonials from people who say their degree has helped them increase their income and prestige.

Oregon is one of eight states where it is against the law to advertise an unaccredited degree for personal gain. The maximum penalty for violating the law is one year in jail and a $1,000 fine for each occurrence.

The Mail Tribune's review of state licensing records shows that Jackson holds valid licenses to practice as a registered nurse and a nurse practitioner in Oregon. She has earned a bachelor's degree from Azusa Pacific University and a master's degree from Oregon Health & Science University, which are both accredited institutions.

Jackson's husband, Rick, who is secretary of Southern Oregon Health and Wellness Corp., said his wife has never used the Ph.D. degree to attract patients to her practice, as Contreras contends.

"She doesn't need to increase her practice," Rick Jackson said. "Her practice was closed (to new patients) before she got her Ph.D."

Contreras said the Oregon Board of Nursing asked him to investigate Jackson's academic credentials after the nursing board received information that suggested Jackson was referring to her doctoral degree without the disclaimer.

"She's obviously using (the Ph.D.) with the intent to add customers and enhance her celebrity," Contreras said. "We don't care if she uses (the degree from Kennedy Western), but she has to use the disclaimer."

Jackson's Web site and book jacket cite her doctorate without mentioning the source of the degree. The dust jacket of her book, "The Hormone Survival Guide," describes her as "Nisha Jackson, Ph.D." Her Web site, "Nisha on Health," notes the degree without mentioning its origin except for a small disclaimer at the very bottom of the Web site.

Nisha Jackson said the disclaimer meets all the requirements of Oregon law. It reads: "Nisha Jackson received her PhD in healthcare management from Kennedy Western University. Kennedy Western has currently lost there (sic) accreditation in the state of Oregon."

Contreras said Jackson's disclaimer fails to comply with Oregon law because it does not use the language required in the statute, and the disclaimer is not linked to her Ph.D. in a way that the average viewer would find.

He said that the disclaimer in Oregon's law was drafted after Kennedy Western attorneys challenged Oregon's law on the grounds that it violated freedom of speech. He said Kennedy Western attorneys agreed to the specific disclaimer language that is now in Oregon's law.

Contreras said that Jackson's disclaimer has a factual error, namely that Kennedy Western never has been accredited in Oregon. Prior to the settlement, he said, "it was absolutely illegal to use that (Kennedy Western) degree (in promotional materials)."

Kennedy Western and other unaccredited institutions (often called "diploma mills") were the subject of congressional hearings in May 2004. A witness who worked at Kennedy Western for three months told the committee "There is no value to a Kennedy Western education."

Nisha Jackson said she took a Ph.D. in health care management at Kennedy Western because it was "the only one I could do while living in Medford." She said the degree from Kennedy Western has no bearing on her practice of medicine as a nurse practitioner and registered nurse.

Contreras said Nisha Jackson was advised by letter and by phone in November to use the disclaimer. Rick Jackson said his wife sent back the required disclaimer form. Contreras said the disclaimer form had not been properly completed and he sent a second letter Jan. 6.

Nisha Jackson's attorney, Sydnee Dreyer, said it's too early to say whether she will sue. Dreyer characterized Contreras' treatment of Jackson's case as "highly unprofessional conduct."

"It would appear to be personal," she said, "and not a standard compliance action."

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  Judge Declares ODA's Alan Contreras a Civil Rights Violator
Posted by: Karl Watanabe - 05-14-2007, 10:58 AM - Forum: Alan Contreras - Replies (16)

Judge Declares ODA's Alan Contreras a Civil Rights Violator


Quote:Melinda Benton ("plaintiff") is a professor at a community college in Oregon. She holds a degree from Bob Jones University, an unaccredited institution that emphasizes conservative values....

Plaintiff brought this action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 1983.  Plaintiff brought this 1983 action as a class action seeking declaratory and injunctive relief. Plaintiff alleged seven claims for violation of the federal and state constitutional rights to free speech, free exercise of religion, due process and equal protection. These claims were predicated upon allegations that the Oregon Office of Degree Authorization had decreed that plaintiff should be fired from her position at the college because her degree was "illegal" or face criminal sanctions and then later decreed that plaintiff need not be fired but must give a disclaimer regarding her degrees.

Plaintiff initially named four defendants: the Oregon Department of Education, the Oregon Student Assistance Commission, the Oregon Office of Degree Authorization and Alan Contreras, the administrator of the Oregon Office of Degree Authorization, in his official and individual capacities....

After a bench trial, the district court found that defendant Contreras had violated plaintiff's constitutional rights. Specifically, the district court concluded that defendant "Contreras' application of the regulations to plaintiff's degrees resulted not from an intent to achieve the goals of the regulations, but because of bias toward the institution from which they were received." That finding is not challenged on appeal....

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  ODA Settles, Contreras Must Take Remedial Training in Defamation Law
Posted by: Karl Watanabe - 05-14-2007, 10:54 AM - Forum: Alan Contreras - Replies (15)

ODA Settles, Contreras Must Take Remedial Training in Defamation Law


Quote:Oregon settles with unaccredited university
Portland Business Journal - December 22, 2004

The state of Oregon has settled a lawsuit with a California-based university that involved how the state treats degrees from unaccredited institutions.

Oregon Attorney General Hardy Myers and Kennedy-Western University President Paul Saltman reached an out-of-court settlement of the university's federal district court lawsuit against Myers and Alan Contreras, administrator of the Oregon Student Assistance Commission's Office of Degree Authorization.

KWU, based in Agoura, Calif., filed suit in July 2004 on behalf of three Oregon graduates to challenge a state law that makes it unlawful for a person to represent that he or she has a degree if that degree was granted by an unaccredited university. The lawsuit claimed that the Oregon law violated KWU graduates' constitutional rights by unreasonably restricting their ability to use a lawfully obtained academic credential. Under the settlement agreement, Myers and Contreras agreed that the state would not enforce this statute as long as KWU degree holders disclose their school's nonaccredited status when representing their academic achievement.

The settlement does not require any Oregon employer to accept unaccredited degrees as valid credentials or change the requirements for state employment, professional licensure, college admission or other areas for which a degree from an accredited school is required. Degree holders who fail to disclose that their degrees are from unaccredited schools are still subject to civil and criminal penalties.

In addition, the settlement agreement provides that the Oregon Office of Degree Authorization and Attorney General Myers will make an effort to secure an amendment of the statute during the state's next legislative session that would decriminalize the use of a nonaccredited degree as long as degree holders disclose their schools' nonaccredited status when stating their credentials for business or professional purposes.

According to the terms of the settlement agreement, all issues in the lawsuit will be resolved, and the lawsuit will be dismissed, once the contemplated legislation is passed. If the legislation is not enacted by the end of the 2007 legislative session, the lawsuit will move forward.

Oregon officials are also obligated under the settlement agreement to refrain from characterizing KWU as a "diploma mill." The attorney general's office also agreed to provide ODA personnel with a training session on defamation law.

KWU says it is authorized by the state of Wyoming to offer academic degrees at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral level. The school says it delivers its programs through a combination of online learning and directed study.

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