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    INVESTIGATION: Robert Braff, Fake Army Colonel, Fake Doctorate



    Robert Braff is a Cleveland, Ohio instructor of San-Ryu-Do. He has represented himself in the past as a colonel in the US Army and as a supply sergeant in the Ohio National Guard. He has also claimed a doctoral degree.

    For the truth behind the claims, read the article.

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    i like the first photo under the section "Claims"

    the arrow in the photo is very well placed. Because when I open the page, regardless why I opened the page in the first place, I targeted the boobs and the arrow was like "HEY DUDE!! THE POINT OF THE PHOTO IS HERE!!"

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    Just a quick point of fact to an otherwise excellent article: undergraduate degrees are not always a prerequisite for graduate degrees. Exceptions are made when awarding honorary doctorates, for example, or waiving the matriculation requirements when a case can made based on accrued professional or (sometimes) life experience - you would need to petition the registrar for this, however. These examples are few and far between, and clearly don't affect the outcomes here.

    On another note - "Canterbury University, Cheshire." Exactly how bad at geography do they expect Americans to be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaronVonDingDong View Post
    On another note - "Canterbury University, Cheshire." Exactly how bad at geography do they expect Americans to be?
    Fantastic. Condemns him right there (Ha!) :laughing7

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    What does that shoulder tab say?

    Rudy Reyes > Bear Grylls

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    The shoulder tab appears to read, "RECON". Funny! And what the hell is Porter doing taking a photo with this schmuck? Porter was in the military and should have seen this guy as a fake when he first laid eyes on him. Oops, wait a minute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaronVonDingDong View Post
    Just a quick point of fact to an otherwise excellent article: undergraduate degrees are not always a prerequisite for graduate degrees.
    Valid point, although "life experience" degrees are usually a sign of a diploma mill. Article edited accordingly.

    Quote Originally Posted by BaronVonDingDong View Post
    On another note - "Canterbury University, Cheshire." Exactly how bad at geography do they expect Americans to be?
    You mean that it's not the one in Christchurch? I think there's one in Kent that also uses the name, although I'm not sure they primary refer to it as "Canterbury University".

    In any case, they probably just thought it sounded Olde English enough to draw in the yahoos. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashwood_University, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belford_University, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxford_...nal_University, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackpool_University, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buxton_University, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambridge_State_University ...the list seems to go forever. On the other hand, I notice that several of those are close imitations of the names of real universities, so maybe it was a deliberate choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cy Q. Faunce View Post
    Valid point, although "life experience" degrees are usually a sign of a diploma mill. Article edited accordingly.


    You mean that it's not the one in Christchurch? I think there's one in Kent that also uses the name, although I'm not sure they primary refer to it as "Canterbury University".

    In any case, they probably just thought it sounded Olde English enough to draw in the yahoos. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashwood_University, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belford_University, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxford_...nal_University, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackpool_University, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buxton_University, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambridge_State_University ...the list seems to go forever. On the other hand, I notice that several of those are close imitations of the names of real universities, so maybe it was a deliberate choice.
    The University of Kent is in Canterbury, and a first-rate institution. Kent is a county of England in the south east corner of the country, and the amusing thing about this guy's faux degree is that Cheshire is a county in the North West - literally a direct diagonal across from the original.

    It's quite a funny when you think about it. You gotta love a scammer with wit.

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    WHAT POSSIBLE REASON DOES THAT FAT, SLOPPY BUCKET OF BUTTER HAVE FOR CONDUCTING A CRAPPY MARTIAL ARTS SEMINAR IN ENGLAND WHILE WEARING THE UNIFORM OF MY ARMY???? HE'S EVEN WEARING DOG TAGS!!!

    Okay, seriously, dude's command elements need to be informed of this... I'm seriously tempted to use my own channels (I work in active duty Army JAG) to contact this schmuck's AG and inform him of the fraudulent claims and the fact that he's misrepresenting himself, the Ohio militia thingie he belongs to, and misrepresenting this jackoff as part of the American Army while overseas... I'm sure his UK "students" are totally clear that a fattie like him isn't actually on active duty and is just LARPing with his local buddies because he can't hack it full time with the big boys...

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