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  So-called degree mill operator published some books
Posted by: Jambo - 02-10-2017, 11:56 AM - Forum: Distance Learning Discussion - Replies (3)

I still remember all those "nice" folks who decided to discredit my person and motives and posted lies on degreediscussion.com. Among other  things, they claimed I was operating a degree mill called "International Faith Theological Seminary" in Africa and held fake degree documents.

That "degree mill owner" has now retired from work, the school network still exists and is now run by native suiccessors that the "degree mill owner" had trained over the years for this position. BTW, he is no longer (and never has been) the "owner"; instead, he is one of the co-founders and held the office of President of the school network that in the end had branches in 8 different nations across continents and must have been quite successful to some extent.

The "degree mill owner" has a couple of publicatiioins to his credit; the most recent ones which are here:

http://prnt.sc/e6s2v0

These are editions of Biblical texts in the original Biblical languages intended for students and pastors in developing nations who have difficulties to access such resources.

I will continue to work on resources that I can make available to students in need.

I bet being such a "degree mill owner" means doing a good and useful job. Regardless of what all those liars and lösers on degreediscussion.com might say.

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  RA Perv Dean Busted for Kid Porn
Posted by: Don Dresden - 01-31-2017, 07:53 PM - Forum: Chip White - Replies (1)

I wonder what Chip's gay boy porn peddler alias is??

Quote:Washington University dean of students indicted on child pornography charge
By Robert Patrick and Ashley Jost St. Louis Post-Dispatch
11 hrs ago

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Justin Carroll, dean of students and interim athletic director at Washington University, was indicted on a federal child pornography charge. He announced his retirement, effective Feb. 1, from the university earlier this month after 36 years. (Photo courtesy of Washington University)


ST. LOUIS • A Washington University official whose retirement for “personal reasons” was announced this month has been indicted on a federal child pornography charge.

Justin X. Carroll, the university’s dean of students and interim athletic director after a 36-year tenure at the university, was indicted on a charge of access with intent to view child pornography.

Federal investigators tracking a group of people sharing child pornography online identified Carroll as one of the participants by tracing internet protocol addresses to computers at Washington University and Carroll’s home in University City, according to prosecutors. The indictment covers activity between November 2015 and December 2016.

The indictment lists an alias of “MOperv” for Carroll, and says that he was caught with videos that featured prepubescent boys.

Authorities said the investigation did not find any wrongdoing involving Carroll’s university responsibilities or students. U.S. Attorney Richard Callahan said Washington University cooperated with the investigation.

Carroll, 67, of the 500 block of North and South Road, appeared before a federal judge Monday morning wearing a North Face jacket, khakis and loafers, and shackled at the ankles and wrists. U.S. Magistrate Judge John Bodenhausen set bail at $100,000. Carroll, who had turned himself in to authorities, was expected to be released after posting 10 percent of that figure.

He told Bodenhausen that his last day at work was in December, but he is currently still on the payroll, apparently using accumulated vacation time. Officials said the university was notified Dec. 20 about the investigation, and he was put on leave and banned from campus immediately.

University spokeswoman Jill Friedman called the circumstances “devastating and shocking.”
“While our investigation is ongoing, at this point, we have no reason to believe that Mr. Carroll had inappropriate interactions with any member of the university community or any participant in university programs,” the school said in a statement Monday.

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  Cincy Bust for Axact DipMiller Umair Hamid
Posted by: Yancy Derringer - 01-03-2017, 10:04 PM - Forum: Unaccredited vs. State-Approved vs. Accredited - Replies (3)

Quote:FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Manhattan U.S. Attorney Charges Executive Of Axact In $140 Million Diploma Mill Scam

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, [et al], announced today the filing of a criminal Complaint charging UMAIR HAMID, a/k/a “Shah Khan,” a/k/a the “Shah,” with wire fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft in connection with a worldwide “diploma mill” scheme that collected at least approximately $140 million from tens of thousands of consumers.  As alleged, HAMID and his co-conspirators made false and fraudulent representations to consumers on websites and over the phone to trick them into enrolling in purported colleges and high schools, and issued fake diplomas upon receipt of upfront fees from consumers.  HAMID was arrested on December 19, 2016, and was presented yesterday in federal court in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky. . . .


.pdf   HamidComplaint.pdf (Size: 1.38 MB / Downloads: 8)

Actually not quite Cincinnati, but just south thereof in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky.  As discussed in further detail in the complaint (attached) the “suspect” flew all the way from Pakistan, to Dubai, to New York, to DC, and then to that hotbed of glamour, excitement and intrigue, the Queen City itself, Cincinnati, Ohio.  

Was Hamid just trying to find out if it’s true what they say, that it’s round on the end and high in the middle?  (O-hi-O)  

After reading the complaint the motive is clear:  the mysterious “cooperating witness” (referred to as “CW”) had sold Almeda University to Hamid for …… (Dr. Evil voice) one million dollars!  Hamid was opening a bank account for “Globemia Inc.” to facilitate fund transfers from his newly acquired business.  

Looking at the map, we can see that Fort Mitchell is about half way between Covington, KY (just across the river from Cincinnati) and Erlanger, KY.  Do we know anyone from Erlanger?  Not saying any of this concerns any such person, but seems like an odd co-inky-dink that of all the magnificent metropolises in the US of A within which to open a bank account, Hamid would pick the one right down the road from our favorite non-traditional non-substantive education promoter.

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  Castro Dead! Take A Bow, Gus!
Posted by: Martin Eisenstadt - 11-26-2016, 06:14 PM - Forum: Gus Sainz - Replies (11)

Quote:There were also significant contributions to the investigation and prosecution by Gus Sainz and his team at Degreediscussion.com.

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The scum sucking bastard is dead!  (Castro that is, not Gus).  Take a bow, Alfalfa.  Fire up the burners in Hell!

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  funny video to celebrate degreeinfo
Posted by: ham - 11-13-2016, 05:10 AM - Forum: Chip White - Replies (3)




Hell... I logged in on BOYFUNK (I have a five year platinum membership that costed me nothing thanks to Chip) and here comes this stuff in a pop-up...
I am in deep shock...
Not only Trump won...now this...
Help!

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  President Trump Needs to Break the Back of the Education Cartel
Posted by: Dr Winston O'Boogie - 11-08-2016, 02:17 PM - Forum: Distance Learning Discussion - Replies (17)

Quote:A President Trump Needs to Break the Back of the Education Cartel
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Posted: Nov 07, 2016 12:01 AM

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The teachers and professors of America have gone from an underpaid lot to one of the most powerful lobbying forces in America.  They have a stranglehold on our educational system from kindergarten through post-graduate degrees creating the Education Cartel.  Of the many important challenges a President Trump would face -- ISIS, rebuilding our economy and our healthcare system -- none is more important than taking back control of our education system from these elitists and reorganizing it to serve the customers (students) and their parents.

The National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) are a major element of the Democratic Party and key supporters of Ms. Clinton.  The NEA endorsed her in October of 2015.  In the past two presidential elections they averaged $24 million in expenditures, and that does not include the in-kind contributions of turning their offices into Clinton campaign headquarters.  The AFT has an entire section on their website for Clinton.

The reason these organizations are so supportive of Clinton is she will maintain the status quo.  That is that the estimated four million members of these two organizations are more important than the customers they serve.  Their unions collect forced dues and spend that to elect city council members, school board members, state legislators and members of Congress to protect inflated compensation and benefits.  Yes, it is a myth that teachers are underpaid compared to other professions.  

The policies put in place have lowered the education results of American students to depressing levels.  You have all seen the international surveys. The school systems in major cities would be considered racist if not run by Democrats.  Their focus is serving the adults instead of the students, destroying the futures of millions of young Americans.  

Take for example that 75% of Germany’s population has taken part in their vocational training system.  Canada rewards students at the high school level for their results in vocational training.  America has a non-existent vocational system that leaves the 75% of Americans without bachelor degrees no path to a fruitful career.  There is zero emphasis on changing this because it is not a priority of the Education Cartel.

The Education Cartel has a stranglehold on the schools of America.  This forces parents to either relocate, send their children to religious schools of faiths they don’t observe to obtain an education, or pray they win a lottery for a charter school that the Education Cartel fights with the force of the Allied forces against the Nazis.  

The Education Cartel does not stop when students graduate from high school (if they do graduate).  The upper division of the Cartel kicks in once a student decides to further his or her education attempting to obtain a college degree which for many will provide an expensive certificate on the path to bankruptcy.  

A college education is fast becoming the opposite of the road to a better future.  The reason is the immense cost of college education that has caused recent students to rack up over $1 trillion of debt.  

That would make sense if the students graduated with worthy degrees instead of many times students getting degrees aimed at becoming a bartender.  This is why our tech companies fight each year to obtain H-1B visas to bring in foreigners to fill jobs.  This is why our politicians fight to attach permanent work visas to foreign students graduating with STEM degrees.  Where are the Americans?  

When my son was starting college, we looked at him getting a degree in Sports Administration.   He had a position working for the athletic director at the University of Kansas. That is when we found out there were 195 college programs offering degrees in this major.  The athletic director   suggested my son get a business degree if he wanted to work for him.  That is when I came to the conclusion that closest the vast majority of students graduating with degrees in this major will come to sports administration is working at a Foot Locker.  These students are being deceived and robbed of their futures.  

But the college division of the Education Cartel doesn’t feel it is enough that they drive the college students of America into debt while they try to earn largely useless degrees.  The Cartel has to crush the for-profit college competition.  

Recently the Obama Administration destroyed ITT which had 130 campuses in 38 states serving 40,000 students.  Schools like ITT don’t serve high school valedictorians, but they do serve many students seeking a future career.  Some students just don’t make it.  These schools are not Cal Tech.  

ITT was forced out of business despite performing better than the community colleges in the areas they served -- many with graduation rates 25% higher.  Community colleges serve a fine purpose and I personally am a proud graduate of one, but ITT was out performing them and better at preparing locals students for their future.

And why was this done?  Just like the Education Cartel does not want charter schools, they want to destroy the for-profit colleges.  They want no competition so they can continue their underperforming monopoly while they line their own pockets and increase the flow of money to themselves unabated and unquestioned.  

Trump has stated he will “provide school choice to every disadvantaged student in America.”  That is a beginning.  The amazing thing is that the people who defend the current system call him a racist while they defend the system they created.  He will have the power to influence the current K-12 system as the federal government provides $50 billion.  Maybe he can focus them on educating students instead of discussing lavatories.  

He has spoken about the soaring cost of colleges.  Previously this columnist wrote about a U.S. Senate hearing that addressed costs at for-profit colleges.  Maybe there will now be serious hearings about the 500% increase of “non-profit” college costs since 1985.  After all, President Obama has been writing off college loans, in effect, underwriting these “non-profit” institutions where the staff works light schedules and presidents make $2 million.  

Ms. Clinton has made clear she is beholden to the Education Cartel and will do little to change things as she basks in their adoration.  Trump is our hope for a change of path from that which wastes billions and more importantly destroys the future of millions of American children.

It is time the Education Cartel is brought to its knees.

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  How to Make Higher Education Affordable
Posted by: Harrison J Bounel - 11-08-2016, 08:51 AM - Forum: General Education Discussions - Replies (2)

Quote:How to Make Higher Education Affordable
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17 hours ago Jason Morgan

Assuming state legislatures find the political will to defund courses on pornography, and the Congress ends the student-loan crony capitalism bonanza, what would a world of privatized universities look like? It could look very good, it turns out.

First of all, without subsidization, very few students are likely to pay out of their own pockets for useless degrees. Without a guaranteed flow of subsidies, the vast majority of non-STEM departments will, finally, close down. The universities—which have become a kind of large-scale government welfare program employing scholars who receive taxpayer funds to write articles about HBO and “audience studies” — would either go into receivership or else break up into smaller units, with the profitable ones (most likely engineering and the like) remaining in business. The hopeless ones (English, anthropology, all of the various “studies”) will finally give up the ghost.

Prices Will Fall to Meet Demand

This will be a good thing for college students and their parents. Without the artificial demand generated through taxpayer-funded subsidies, universities will be forced to lower their tuition prices to meet what students and their families are able and willing to pay. This new reality will force higher education institutions to adapt to the needs of students. Universities will become more inclined to allow for students to choose the courses they most want to take, without having to pad their studies with subjects extraneous to their chosen careers.

The accrediting agencies won’t like this, but ideally, the accrediting agencies will go out of business. In a world where accredited universities offer courses on pop music and television shows, the function of ensuring employers that students at institutions of higher learning are receiving a rigorous education has apparently slipped from the accrediting agencies’ grasp.

To make higher education work better for both employers and students, however, it will be necessary to first overturn any court case which makes it difficult for employers to test applicants in the skills needed for a particular industry.

Matching Up Students With Employers

As it is, most students now are in four- or two-year colleges simply for the sake of gaining entry into white-collar work. The disconnect between what students actually study and what they eventually end up doing has been a stock joke of American life for decades now.

Colleges today function as a non-specific government-subsidized screening method for many employers. But, to make the process far less expensive for both students and taxpayers, employers need only screen applicants as rigorously as they like through private testing and on-the-job experience.

Indeed, four or more years of sleeping through early-morning Spanish classes is less indicative of success in an office than is actually working in an office for that same amount of time. Those who fail employment tests could take exactly the courses they need to pass, and could skip the expense and the wasted time of slogging through Ottoman history in order to be deemed qualified to work on an oil rig.

Freeing Up Resources for Better Research

Many will object that this is anti-intellectual, but the contrary is true. There are serious scholars remaining in American academia today, but their work is hamstrung by administrative duties, endless faculty meetings, and increasingly, the looming threat of Title IX law suits hanging like swords of Damocles over their heads.

The solution is a system of private entrepreneurship. After all, private wealthy donors already give millions of dollars annually to university endowments. There is no reason — other than government regulations — why donors could not give the money directly to the professors, instead. If tax monies must be used for anything, let it be to stock and maintain libraries. For everything else, let the professors — the ones who know more about their subjects than anyone else — do whatever donors will allow them to do. If this includes giving lectures, that is all the better. Professors with a nice sinecure from a wealthy magnate would, in many cases, be able to give lectures for free. (This includes professors hired to do STEM research in a corporate setting. Free lectures by top researchers would be a perfect marketing tool to enhance a corporate brand.) And, if a professor’s honorarium were too high, then students would simply choose not to attend, or else find a similar version online or in person.

Far from being anti-intellectual, this model would free researchers to engage in pure intellectual discovery, undisturbed by the swarms of degree-seekers who are literally forced to take classes in subjects they despise merely for the sake of preserving the fiction that everyone benefits equally from attendance at a university. Relieved of the drudgery that ensues when the masses are made to endure education against their will, professors would be able to think, write, and say whatever their funders are willing to tolerate.

Releasing hordes of uninterested undergraduates to do something besides nap in calculus lectures all day would hardly be a fatal blow to calculus itself. The study of Jane Austen, algorithms, and asteroids would flourish without having to justify those subjects to bored, indebted, surly teenagers.

All of this will free up monies for students who do choose to spend a few years in serious study to enjoy all of the current perks of college life — and many more — at a fraction of the cost. If, for example, a student were able to take lectures for $3,000 a year instead of $30,000, then he or she could easily work part time, and pay his or her tuition. Professors could issue certificates of attendance at their lectures, or could give tests if they chose to and grade students however they pleased.

As things now stand, students, their parents, and the taxpayers of each state are being bilked out of billions of dollars a year. Administrators grow rich, universities run real professors out of their jobs in order to save money by hiring adjuncts, and students shell out hundreds of thousands of dollars each that could be kept in their pockets or else put toward learning what they want to learn. There are few outside of academia itself — and the financial sector that funds students loans — who benefit from our whirlpooling student debt. It is long past time to let the free market back into our universities and, finally, put their houses in order.

Jason Morgan is a 2016 Mises Institute Fellow and is studying history at the University of Wisconsin.

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  George Gollin's Wishlist: Wallet, Wallet, Wallet
Posted by: Winston Smith - 10-10-2016, 10:36 AM - Forum: George Gollin - Replies (27)

What does unethical George Gollin wish for on Amazon?  A wallet, and a wallet, and another wallet!  He's got so much money he can't keep it all in just one wallet.  After pissing away half a million dollars on his laughably unsuccessful congressional campaign, he still needs three more wallets just to carry all his filthy lucre. 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishl...HU3O5X1KQS

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Has Unethical George Gollin finally figured it out?  Not likely.

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  RA Clinton Scam Walden 'Under Review'
Posted by: Harrison J Bounel - 10-07-2016, 10:16 AM - Forum: Unaccredited vs. State-Approved vs. Accredited - Replies (1)

Too much of a joke even for lefty libtard Minnesota, even if under the radar at the "gold standard" regional accreditor.

Quote:Oct 6 2016, 5:18 pm ET
For-Profit Walden U., Once Tied to Bill Clinton, Put Under Review
by Anna R. Schecter

Minnesota education officials have launched a review of online PhD programs at a for-profit college with ties to former President Bill Clinton.

"We have seen an increased number of complaints related to dissertations at Walden University," Sandy Connolly of the Minnesota Office of Higher Education told NBC News.

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Inside Bill Clinton's Lucrative Work With For-Profit Education Company 3:54

The review follows an NBC News report on Minneapolis-based Walden, including interviews with some students who felt victimized by its practices and were saddled with large student loans.

Related: Hillary Blasts For-Profit College, but Bill Took Millions from One


Walden is the U.S. flagship of Laureate Education, which paid "honorary chancellor" Bill Clinton $17.6 million over five years before he stepped down in 2015 just ahead of wife Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign run.

Elizabeth Talbot, manager of Institutional Legislation and Licensing at the Minnesota Office of Higher Education, said the agency is conducting "a qualitative and a quantitative analysis" of student complaints and comparing it to Walden's marketing materials.

"I want to make sure the proof is in the pudding that their marketing claims match with student outcome," Talbot said.

"Is it a policy issue, a culture issue or is it something more nefarious? And we don't know until we complete the program review."

She said that after the NBC News report in August, there was an increase in the number of individuals contacting her office and the state Attorney General's office about Walden.

Some of the Walden students interviewed by NBC claimed they were misled about how long it would take to get a dissertation approved and earn a doctorate and ended up with more debt than they anticipated.

Minnesota officials did not provide any details of the complaints it received, but Connolly said that based on the "number of nature" of them, "we are conducting a full program review of all online doctorate programs."

Dr. Kevin Kinser, head of Penn State's Department of Education and Policy Studies, said Minnesota's action is not surprising.

"What we've seen is state-level oversight, particularly of online, for-profit higher education, has become more robust — even more robust than the federal government, and certainly more than the accrediting agencies," Kinser said.

A spokesperson for Walden declined to comment.

While Bill Clinton has earned $22 million from for-profit education institutions — $17.6 of that from Laureate — his wife has been a vocal critic of for-profit schools, including her opponent's Trump University.

"Hillary Clinton has made it clear that all for-profit institutions should be held to the same standards and she will crack down on law-breaking for-profits by expanding support for federal regulators to enforce laws against deceptive marketing, fraud, and other illegal practices," a spokesman said in August.

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  Sanford Sex Assult Perpetrator to lecture on alcohol abuse
Posted by: The Bison - 09-13-2016, 02:56 PM - Forum: General Education Discussions - Replies (2)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRTwp0vnbbo

Cenk Uygur is right here. This guy needs to go underground and keep a low profile. The dude need therapy or something. AND he is running around lecturing kids on drinking?

Jezus!!!!

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