## Life experiance university degree

How not to buy a brick in a box off the back of a truck.
Abdul Alhazred
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### Life experiance university degree

Just got some spam from a diploma mill.

Yes, the spammer really did spell it that way.
The arc of the moral universe bends towards chaos.
People who believe God or History are on their side provide the chaos.

Sentzeu
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I've always whether there exists a list, of all the ballony diplomas which can be acquired through mail.

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Hey, mine is real!!

They cannot fake documents like that!!

[Stolen from one of the questions in the FYI section of the Scamorama site.--Ed.]

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I keep getting adverts for "Real Diploma's from unacredited university's" -- with the misplaced apostrophes. Since I have an embarrassment of diplomas from acredited universities, their claims that I asked for their information ring hollow.

After a year of complaining to Teatro De La Luna in Washington DC that I am not in Washington DC, do not speak Spanish, and have no use for their advertisements, I finally called them and spoke to a lady who claimed to be in the middle of a rehearsal but insisted that my address had been taken off their mailing list earlier that day. At exactly the same time, AND 5 minutes later, they sent me two identical spams, which I forwarded back to them Cc to their ISPs, explaining that I had just spoken with them on the phone. I got back a frantic e-mail from them saying they had deleted my name from their list and had never heard from me before (which begs the question of how they got my address on their spamming list in the first place).

I use some fairly tough spam filters, but eventually I'm going to have to just switch to trashing any e-mail from a sender who is not in my addressbook. At the moment, even with bayesian filters, 200 spams per day get through--most of them from government sites in China.
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Just saw that Quackwatch has been following this topic (search "diploma mills" at quackwatch.com) because quacks so often have PhDs from phony educational institutions.
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I want a PHD but am concerned I will pay too much for it. Is there a site that lists where I can get a PHD and for how much? I figure anything over $20 Cdn is too much. After that, I'm going to become a Minister. Abdul Alhazred Posts: 82811 Joined: Mon Jun 07, 2004 1:33 pm Title: Yes, that one. Location: Chicago Bearguin wrote: After that, I'm going to become a Minister. That won't cost you anything. You can be a minister tonight with a minimum of effort. Universal Live Church (ULC): http://www.universalministries.com/index.html I don't know what your legal status will be, not being a Canadian lawyer. But they will register you as a minister on-line in their database for nothing, and for a nominal fee send you a handsome certificate averring your status. http://www.universalministries.com/cata ... er_cat.cfm There are also Holy Orders: http://www.universalministries.com/cata ... ht_cat.cfm Most ULC ministers who actually run a local church tend to be a bit too New Age for what I expect your tastes are. No problem. They are utterly non-creedal in a way beyond the beyond the way historical respectable non-creedal oufits like Unitarians are. ULC Sainthood certificate, Donation Level:$25.00 :
http://www.universalministries.com/cata ... nt_cat.cfm

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The arc of the moral universe bends towards chaos.
People who believe God or History are on their side provide the chaos.