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    Old School Degree Mills

    Being snowed-in last night, I was just lazily surfing the web, and somehow got to the subject of communes. Of interest to us is a commune on Staten Island named "Ganas", which back in the 70's was embroiled in a fake degree scandal; the old newspaper articles were interesting to read, with some school names we remember from the degree mill section of Bears Guide.

    http://ganas.awardspace.us/School_Lack_Degrees.pdf

    http://ganas.awardspace.us/City_Look_PhD_Use.pdf

    http://ganas.awardspace.us/Self_Accreddited_School.pdf
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    Killing their buddhas?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganas

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    Thanks for dusting off the time machine, Bruce. A few links I was unaware of. And one not mentioned: Gordon DaCosta, mentioned along with his Indiana Northern University, was also the founder of the notorious Accrediting Commission International/International Accrediting Commission.
    Author/co-author:15 editions of Bears Guide to Earning Degrees by Distance Learning,
    Degree Mills: the billion-dollar industry that has sold more than a million fake diplomas, Finding Money for College, Send This Jerk the Bedbug Letter, Computer Wimp, How to Repair Food, and dozens more. BA, MJ, University of California Berkeley; PhD Michigan State University

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    "Give me those Old School Degree Mills
    Give me those Old School Degree Mills
    Give me those Old School Degree Mills
    They're good enough for me.

    They were good for Gord DaCosta
    They were good for Gord DaCosta
    They were good for Gord DaCosta
    They're good enough for me.

    Give me those Old School Degree Mills
    Give me those Old School Degree Mills
    Give me those Old School Degree Mills
    They're good enough for me.

    They were good for Jim McPherson
    An incarcerated person,
    They were good for Jim McPherson
    They're good enough for me.

    Give me those Old School Degree Mills
    Give me those Old School Degree Mills
    Give me those Old School Degree Mills
    They're good enough for me.

    They were good for Ronald Pellar
    That Dr. Dante feller,
    They were good for Ronald Pellar
    They're good enough for me.

    Give me those Old School Degree Mills
    Give me those Old School Degree Mills
    Give me those Old School Degree Mills
    They're good enough for me.

    They were good for Dixie Randock
    They were good for Dixie Randock
    They were good for Dixie Randock
    They're good enough for me.

    And so on...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Johann View Post
    They were good for Jim McPherson
    An incarcerated person,
    They were good for Jim McPherson
    They're good enough for me.


    J.
    I certainly hope we're not talking about the Jim McPherson who has a Johns Hopkins PhD and a Princeton professorship.
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    No, Ted. We're not talking about him at all. Perish the thought!

    We're talking about the late Thomas James Kirk, a.k.a McPherson who was the wizard behind the screen at "Bienville University," "LaSalle University" (bogus one in Mandeville LA) and " University of San Gabriel Valley." While he was serving five years for degree-mill related charges, his wife opened "Edison University," later re-named "Acton University" in Hawaii. Here's a page on him:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Kirk_diploma_mills

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