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Toronto man ‘angry’ after learning his $8,100 master’s degree that required no exams or academic work is fake

Posted on September 15th, 2017 at 23:55 by John Sinteur in category: News


Erwin Sniedzins doesn’t trust traditional universities.

So when the Toronto business management consultant found one offering a master’s degree requiring no studying, exams, or academic work — for just $8,100 — Sniedzins thought it was a school sharing his unconventional approach to education.

“I don’t necessarily like to pay $30,000 to get a master’s when I feel I already have the knowledge,” Sniedzins said in an interview with CBC Toronto.


Sniedzins is president and CEO of Mount Knowledge, an educational software company. In his LinkedIn profile, he is described as an “Artificial Intelligence Gamification Patent Inventor, Key Note Speaker, Professor, Author.”

Well, he sure has to depend on artificial intelligence, since he obviously has no real intelligence… Well, let’s rewrite the headline.

“Snooty know-it-all Torontarded man, with conspiracy theory leanings, is ‘angry’ that he might not be as smart as he thinks he is. Pays $8100 to find out.”

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  1. I see no problem here. Universities routinely hand out honorary Doctorate degrees to a variety of people under the rough category of Life Experience, with no formal academic work deemed necessary. A quick internet search reveals that Muhammed Ali, Dolly Parton, Robert de Niro, Aretha Franklin, Conan O’Brien, and many more, have received PhDs for their achievements.

    So this bloke has received an Honorary Master’s Degree, with just a small charge for postage and handling. What’s the big deal?

  2. Nice try, Ed.
    People who are idiots consistently over-estimate their intelligence, experience and virtue.

Vatican Recalls Priest at Washington Embassy Amid Child Porn Investigation

Posted on September 15th, 2017 at 23:31 by John Sinteur in category: News


A high-ranking priest working in the Vatican’s embassy in Washington has been recalled after U.S. prosecutors asked for him to be charged there and face trial in a child pornography investigation, Vatican and U.S. officials said Friday.

The Vatican declined to identify the priest, but said he was currently in Vatican City and that Vatican prosecutors had launched their own probe.

Clearly the Vatican is still protecting pederasts.

After all this. ALL of these things. If a Catholic reader would be so kind to explain to me: why do you still visit their church? I can’t for the life of me understand…

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  1. I believe it’s called cognitive dissonance. Same reason Trump voters voted for him in spite of all the evidence clearly before them and why many still think he’s doing a great job in spite of all the evidence since then. But I think you already knew that…

Teen sends dick pic to 22-year-old woman, now he’s a child pornographer

Posted on September 15th, 2017 at 23:00 by John Sinteur in category: News


The Washington Supreme Court has upheld the conviction under state child porn laws of a 17-year-old boy who sent a picture of his own erect penis to a 22-year-old woman. The case illustrates a bizarre situation in which Eric Gray is both the perpetrator and the victim of the crime. Under state law, Gray could face up to 10 years in prison for the conviction.

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Jaws Drop As Trump Admits That He Never Knew Category 5 Hurricanes Existed

Posted on September 15th, 2017 at 22:57 by John Sinteur in category: News


Trump claimed that he has the best brain and that he is a smart person, but the man charged with protecting the people of the United States and responding to natural disasters didn’t know that category five hurricanes exist. It is impossible to believe that Trump could be this dumb, especially after Hurricane Andrew and Hurricane Wilma. Trump has property in Florida, so if he doesn’t know about category fives, he is one of the most oblivious people in history.

No, no, no, dear reporter. It’s not impossible to believe that Trump can be this dumb. Damn, I bet I could not swing a cat around here without at least hitting five people who do believe it.

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A Tale of Two Donalds

Posted on September 15th, 2017 at 20:56 by John Sinteur in category: News


Consider, for instance, the recent decision by the generally admirable Ken Burns, that quintessential chronicler of the depths and surfaces of Americana, to launch his new documentary on the Vietnam War, a disastrous and near-genocidal intervention in a faraway land, by insisting that it “was begun in good faith by decent people” and was a “failure”, not a “defeat”.

Take that as just one small indication of how difficult it will be to get rid of the deeply ingrained idea that the United States, despite its flaws, is an unquestionable force for good in the world. Only an America that continues to bathe in this mythology of innocence, of a God-given exceptionalism and virtue destined to rule the Earth, could have produced a Trump victory.  Only a recognition of how malevolent and blinding that innocence is could begin to open the way to a fuller understanding of the causes of Trump’s ascendancy and his almost mesmerizing hold upon those now referred to as “his base”.

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