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Old Sep 14th, 2017, 10:40 AM   #91
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Toronto man 'angry' after learning his $8,100 master's degree that required no exams or academic work is fake


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.

He said the degree issued by Kings Lake University, which he found by searching the internet, is based on his previous life experience and professional accomplishments.

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."

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Sniedzins repeatedly told CBC Toronto that he never suspected a degree based on life experience that required no academic work, studying or exams could be fake as it was in line with his approach to education.

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Old Sep 14th, 2017, 10:43 AM   #92
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What about the dearth of land-making hurricanes the last 12 years?

If you are truly interested in the topic, head over to the GHG Thread. Very good article on hurricanes recently posted there.

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Sure do seem to be a lot of hurricanes this year though.
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Old Sep 14th, 2017, 10:45 AM   #93
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I think it's fabulous. I'll just bet he's waiting for a couple cheques from Nigeria, too.

You can't fix stupid.

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Old Sep 15th, 2017, 05:03 PM   #94
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Sometimes this is true. Still, I like to give people the opportunity to make positive comments, even if they are critical comments, in all threads. It is when the comments get personal, as in "You taught 40 years????? What a dope to stick it out that long." So, we shall see who contributes to this thread and how their contributions advance the discussion about education. Paix, mon ami.
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Old Sep 15th, 2017, 05:21 PM   #95
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I would say that imbuing students with a deliberately narrow range of leftist ideology now passes for "teaching students to think."
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I would make that any ideology. The student needs to develop the tools to chose his own vision. Anything else is essentially doing the homework for the student.
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However, today it's leftist.
Ha! When I first went to university at 16 I thought I was a conservative, then I met some pretty hot leftist young women who seemed to think I was hot as well, well one thing led to another and I bought an NDP Partyship. The first and only Partyship I have ever had (what one will do to have sex)... I think that lasted about 4 months,

Anyway it can take some time but even young people are completely capable of thinking for themselves, hormones be damned!
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Paix, mon ami. I hope that Life is treating you well these days.
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Ha! When I first went to university at 16 I thought I was a conservative, then I met some pretty hot leftist young women who seemed to think I was hot as well, well one thing led to another and I bought an NDP Partyship. The first and only Partyship I have ever had (what one will do to have sex)... I think that lasted about 4 months,

Anyway it can take some time but even young people are completely capable of thinking for themselves, hormones be damned!
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That's all you get because that's the minimal effect we have on climate. And the effect of all of the ludicrous green energy projects and carbon taxes on climate is close to zero.
Climate change is real. It has been the case since the beginning of time, it only makes logical sense. We are definitely live during a period of climate change. Now as to whether or not we amplify those changes has yet to be proven. But definitively we are living in a period of significant climate change.

So it could be all natural, just the way things are and have always been. But things are not as "they have always been" since the industrial and technological revolutions. I cannot see how any logical person could not see that we as a species have affected the climate of the world, if anyone knows something about quantum physics to say the least.

Now as to whether or not we are taking the correct choice to alleviate the effects of climate change for OUR OWN GOOD if highly debatable. But what what I would suggest is that we not only think about our own good when we think about such matters, but we think about the good of this beautiful blue marble, like no other that we know of, floating through space and time.
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I would argue that the records show that not even the rate of climate change is significant. Many of us were born during an unusually stable climate from 1950 through 1970.

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So.......as this is a thread about education......how would you teach a series on climate change......and while I believe a teacher can help inform students with an opinion......when would you draw the line on implanting your beliefs . Depending on the age of your students, many might hold your beliefs as a truth......and in many areas our views are only our views and not truths. But then again a truth today tends to be a generally accepted belief. And as history has shown, often written by the winners.
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