What makes a mill owner great?

Discussion in 'Accreditation Discussions (RA, DETC, state approva' started by [email protected], Sep 27, 2003.

  1. MarkIsrael@aol.com

    [email protected] New Member

    Bill Huffman wrote about the proprietor of a certain school:

    > [He] is great at arguing. The more [he] posts the more
    > convinced I am that
    [he] is the a great owner of a degree mill."

    I beg to differ.

    What makes a mill owner great? Surely the lucrativeness of the mill.

    So at the top of the heap would be the rabbi who owns that boiler-room in Romania.

    Is that rabbi here, arguing with us? No, he's too smart. Instead of arguing with anyone, he's laughing all the way to the bank.

    Anyone who spends his time here, arguing, is either sincere or a fool.

    The more that rabbi keeps his silence, the more I'm convinced that he's a great mill owner.
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  2. uncle janko

    uncle janko member

    Not necessarily either sincere or a fool--he may be a mountebank trying to control public relations damage (just not very good at it).
  3. galanga

    galanga New Member

    Case No. 1:03-CV-OOO21-RMC

    Concerning the Romanian folks:

    The FTC filed a preliminary injunction against them in January, 2003, then an amended complaint in February, then a second amended complaint in May.

    The FTC's announcement (http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2003/05/fyi0331.htm ) explained that

    The second amended complaint alleges that
    Count IV of this complaint alleges that
    So the original Romanian owners may be rather less active now, with a number of former employees using the old web site code to start their own (smaller, but more numerous) enterprises.

    It is interesting to consider the possiblity that 15 U.S.C. § 45(a) (http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/15/45.html) applies to all "schools" the FTC judges to be diploma mills. That would be a nice tool to apply at the federal level.
  4. Dr. Gina

    Dr. Gina New Member

    that he is an owner of a great mill?:D
  5. Bill Huffman

    Bill Huffman Well-Known Member

    A mill owner might be great because he has ripped off more money than most mill owners. A mill owner might be great because he only charges a small fee per diploma. A mill owner might be great because he's in the Guiness book of world records for eating the most bugs in 5 minutes. A mill owner might be great because he writes great posts. A mill owner might be great because he donates a large sum of money to the local symphony. I think there are an infinite number of possibilities.

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