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    Ted Heiks is offline Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member
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    Happy Birthday, Millard Filmore!

    born January 7, 1800
    Theo the Educated Derelict
    BA, History/Political Science, Western State College of Colorado, 1984
    MBA, Entrepreneurship, City University of Seattle, 1992
    MBA, Marketing, City University of Seattle, 1993

    Politics is made from two words: "poly" meaning "many" and "ticks" meaning "blood-sucking insects."

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    John Bear is offline Senior Member
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    The bluest city in the bluest state
    Readers with long memories will recall the Millard Fillmore Institute, and its degrees awarded "magna cum grand sales," with a big grain of salt. The Millard Fillmore Birthday Party Society thrived for some years in Spring Valley, New York, each year inviting a celebrity to come and give a speech. They had wonderful letters of regret from the Queen, the Pope, and others. One years, the West Point Drill Team and Band did show up. About nine people showed up at the high school field. The drill team arrived on 3 buses, took a look around, the band played one song, and they welt home. All hail Millard Fillmore, the only US president who had a policy of turning down all offers of honorary degrees.
    Author/co-author:15 editions of Bears Guide to Earning Degrees by Distance Learning (10 Speed Press/Random House)
    Degree Mills: the billion-dollar industry that has sold more than a million fake diplomas (Prometheus Books)
    Finding Money for College,
    Send This Jerk the Bedbug Letter,
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    How to Repair Food, and dozens more.
    B.A., M.J., University of California Berkeley; Ph.D. Michigan State University

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