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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:57 AM
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Government workers got FAKE Diplomas?
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061012/ap_on_go_ot/diploma...

SPOKANE, Wash. - At least 135 federal employees, including a White House staff member and National Security Agency employees, bought bogus online college degrees from a diploma mill, a lawyer in the case against the mill operators said.

Some of those who paid thousands of dollars for phony diplomas include a senior State Department employee in Kuwait and a
Department of Justice employee in Spokane, defense lawyer Peter S. Schweda said Wednesday.



Material provided to the defense by the Justice Department shows at least 135 government employees bought college or university degrees to use in seeking promotions or pay raises, Schweda said. The phony diplomas came from such places as St. Regis University, James Monroe University and Robertstown University.

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DaveJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:02 PM
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1. This would not bother me...
...if it weren't for all of the people who did work hard for years getting their degrees and got passed up in the process. What they lost financially and in terms of building their careers can never be replaced.
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Greyhound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:05 PM
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2. and the thousands of us that earned legitimate degrees and had our
careers stolen from us through legal shenanigans and pandering to their corporate masters.
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EC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:47 PM
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3. Or how about putting incompetent people
in influential positions? It's not safe and endangers us all...Think Brownie...and all the young republicans placed in jobs in Iraq...
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:04 PM
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4. I was gonna say
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 01:05 PM by blogslut
...that government was a racket. But then I remembered I'm a Democrat. :)

I'm a tad half way through Woodward's "State of Denial". Sadly, I think it's giving a real picture of the Bush administration. Basically, they're an incompetant, scatterbrained, self-centered, game-playing bunch of children. I don't think even they know what they're doing.

Add in the Senate and the Congress and multiply it by 100.

I say we kick everyone out and move the nation's capitol to New Orleans and built from scratch like everyone else there. Okay. Kidding.

I only know one thing. Democrats can do better than this. The greed, the corruption, the moral ambiguity - they can't pin that shit on us anymore. They own it now and it's their turn to go.
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Karenina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:07 PM
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5. This story is at least 3 years old
and ranks up there with nepotism in Ami gubmint...
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:23 PM
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6. wow!
has anyone checked dumbya's diplomas? I bet they are as fake as his ANG discharge papers.
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