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Friday, March 20, 2009

Prosecution of Trademark/Copyright Scofflaws


If you received a letter or notice from an NAAS attorney, or a summons to appear in court in regards to an NAAS copyright/trademark claim, the notice indicates you have or are about to be sued in court; or you have been identified as a target for potential prosecution for violation of U.S. Trademark/Copyright laws as pertains to NAAS intellectual property. To resolve this matter, you must eeither remit the required fee(s) for an NAAS License, or cease and remove all uses of the NAAS mark from your website and literature.

Unless you are an official NAAS Licensee, you are not allowed to use the “NAAS” or “National Academy of American Scholars” mark as an instrument to solicit commerce or attention to your company or institution. For licensing information and prices, please refer to our NAAS Licensing Information Page. It is a matter of public record that the mark ‘NAAS’ is a registered U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and has achieved incontestable status. Unauthorized use of this mark without proper approval is illegal.

If you are currently a scofflaw or illegal user of the NAAS mark, and you want to continue to use the ‘NAAS’ mark, you have two choices:

1. Purchase or BUY an NAAS license at http://www.naas.org/; or,

2. REMOVE all references to the marks ‘NAAS’ from your website.

Rest assured, we will ensure that your illegal use of the mark is far more costlier and less pleasurable than your legal use with a valid NAAS license.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

NAAS Editors Seek Background Checks

Commencing on January 1st, 2009, NAAS Editors will be implementing a new routine procedure in regards to NAAS-NEWS Media Reports.

All NAAS-NEWS reporters, and editors will automatically seek various back-ground checks on persons who become focal points of and/or listed in NAAS-NEWS Media Reports, as well as persons who are using NAAS intellectual property without proper authorization. {We do not vonduct background checks on applicants or subscribers. }

These various background checks may include, but are not limited to, investigations of past Child Molestation convictions, past child molestation arrests, past past child molestation inquiries, past arrests and/or convictions, past or pending lawsuits, bankruptcy, opinions of neighbors, co-workers, etc. For example, we have obtained background checks on the operators of criminal websites used by Josh Centor/Larry Centor. These websites unfairly portrayed NAAS in a false light, and the addresses of the operators are posted in a NAAS-NEW Media report.

We have also requested a background check on Doug Clay of Eastmont HS. This person is a webmaster of a school website that portrays NAAS in a false light.

Letters and post-cards may be sent to neighbors, ex-husbands, employers, and ex-wives for commentary as well.

As a general rule, if a person or politician is associated with any member of the Centor family of Bayside, New York, it is virtually guaranteed and/or very certain that the person is corrupt, and may become the focus of an investigation.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Deadlines/Expiration dates for NAAS 19th Term


The deadline to request uncompleted and blank NAAS applications for the 19th term of NAAS Awards expired as of midnight, February 1st, 2009, 12:01, AM, Pacific Daylight Time. The deadline to submit completed online NAAS applications via form NAS EAS/N2 Form 000 for the term expired as of midnight, February 15th, 2009, 12:01, AM, Pacific Daylight Time.

We have allowed extensions up to March 1st, 2009.


As of today's date, we have received outstanding online applications from numerous scholars, and participating institutions. We are in the process of evaluating completed online forms subject to NAAS EAS/N2 Rules that were in effect for the Beta-based awards.

We hope to incorporate many of the comments and suggestions that scholarship contestants incorporated in their applications.

The new version will be more multi-media interactive.

As announced earlier, all NAAS Awards, including NAAS Beta awards, are subject to NAAS EAS/N2 Rules.

New Criticisms of the SAT/The College Board

Wake Forest University and Smith College have gotten a lot of attention since their announcements that they will no longer require prospective students to submit SAT and ACT scores with their applications.

The burst of publicity no doubt made their admissions offices happy. At a time when colleges are eager to elevate their brands - and are competing vigorously for students - dropping the SAT and ACT can be a helpful marketing tool.

The Wake Forest and Smith announcements are also part of a backlash against the use — and misuse — of the SAT. A growing number of schools have decided to drop the test, and there is an increasingly fractious debate underway about the validity of using the SAT to predict student performance in college.

The S.A.T., after all, is not a measure of creativity, drive or other factors that can affect student performance. Despite these caveats, the test is widely touted as a sacred index that tells all. Educational rating services evaluate colleges based partly on the SAT scores of their students. Real estate brokers market homes based on the average scores at local public schools. Bond-rating companies even consider SAT scores when judging a college’s creditworthiness.

That debate about the validity of the SAT has been raging for years. The level of intensity was kicked up when the College Board released new studies of the test last year, which were revamped — amid much hullabaloo — three years ago.

The Times’ Tamar Lewin wrote that the 3-hour and 45-minute test — with a new written component — “predicts college success no better than the old test, and not quite as well as a student’s high school grades.’’

Monday, February 16, 2009

Notices About Paypal Subscription Cancellations


On February 14, 2009, we received this message from one of our loyal subscribers, Russ Mattice, in regards to his repeated attempts to avoid recurring charges from his NAAS-NEWS subscription. Since his daughter is no longer eligible for an NAAS award, Russ felt that it was no longer desirable to continue with his NAAS-NEWS subscription. He thought his subscription had been cancelled months ago, but a recent charge in Feb. 2009 was billed to his account. So he contacted Paypal to have his subscription re-cancelled.

He states that he has "made several attempts via email to cancel this subscription, but have not had any success. " Russ states that PayPal told him the subscription shows up as being "cancelled", but he then asked why was I charged for the $10?

Having failed to get a straight answer from Paypal, Russ turned to NAAS for a solution. The NAAS response is below:

NAAS RESPONSE:
Dear Russ:
Your email is really interesting. You should NOT be billed annually by PayPal if you have already cancelled your subscription. Since you are a PayPal member, it should take no more than a simple click of the cancellation button for your cancellation to be effective.
We will refund your monies with no problem, but if your account was charged please understand that we (merchants) have no access to your account/credit-card information. You are either being charged intentionally or by accident from PayPal.

You should know that as a merchant, we cannot "cancel" your subscription anymore than we can "create" your subscription. The only thing a merchant can do is facilitate the "creation" of your subscription via a sign-up form. You have the authority to cancel. If PayPal has engineered its software to ignore cancellation requests of its users then that is something a merchant cannot control.

As we have repeatedly stated, NAAS does NOT have access to any PayPal devices, and NAAS does not remit annual billing statements. If a subscriber is automatically billed via his/her credit-card then this act was done by PayPal employees without the consent and knowledge f NAAS. All annual billings are initiated and controlled by PayPal via its automated software program.

We are posting this message in public to reinforce the facts of NAAS policy and procedure. There is no requirement that users of NAAS products or services use PayPal. There are other ways to remit payments to NAAS.

Thank you for your message. We will periodically re-post this same message.

Sincerely,
Todd, NAAS Analyst #4568
P.S. Also please reveiew this topic in our FAQ sections.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

NAAS Hot Girls Contest 2009-10

Since 1988, National Academy of American Scholars has sponsored the annual NAAS Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze NAAS Awards for collegiate students and high-school seniors.

The new NAAS Hot College Girls contest is for young women from 18 years old to 30 years old who are current or recent attendees of a college or university. Your video submissions will be judged based upon beauty, sexy appeal, artistic displays, and audio.

For details, visit NAAS.ORG website, or obtain an NAAS Multi-Media Information Packet. The packet features CD-ROM that describes NAAS products and services, and includes a free set of NAAS applications (beta) for non-Subscriibers. We do NOT accept personal checks. Past awards have ranged from $5000 to $25,000.00.

NAAS-NEWS is an independent news division subsidiary of National Academy of American Scholars. The views and opinions expressed on the NAAS-NEWS channel represent the views of NAAS Subscribers, readers, and/or NAAS-NEWS reporters. Such views and opinions do not reflect the views and opinions of National Academy of American Scholars. For more information about NAAS products and services, please visit our website at http://naas.org

Thursday, February 5, 2009

YouTube, LLC Yanks CentorMedia Accounts

In re: http://www.youtube.com/centormedia;
http://www.youtube.com/joshcentors

I was browsing the Internet another day, and discovered a couple of interesting YouTube accounts. One account, CentorMedia, was a virulent Anti-Semitism account created by Larah Centor. Larah Centor referred to herself as the sister of Elana Centor. Larah Centor accused her sister Elana Centor of racism against Barack Obama for publishing a comment several months ago that labeled Barack Obama with a dirty metaphor. Larah Centor also accused her brother Larry Centor of being a closet Communist who had no respect for U.S. laws.

The CentorMedia Youtube account attacked American principles of democracy, and had several links to terrorist websites connected to enemies of Israel.

Larah Centor labeled herself as the family comedian. She poked fun at herself, and New York Times reporters connected to Larry/Josh Centor.


This Publisher also determined that another account was linked to Joshe Centor. That account detailed his homosexuality, his stated preference toward men, his distaste for his father, his secret hatred of women, and claims that the Centor family had corrupt ties to federal agencies, and used these ties to infringe upon the civil rights of critics of the Centors. In fact, NAAS even subscribed to the CentorMedia account to keep track of what Larah was posting.


A few days ago, I tried to visit both sites, and was informed the Accounts Are Suspended. YouTube, LLC confirmed the accounts were connected to Centors. One must assume that YouTube, LLC suspended or closed the accounts because they were connected to extremism, Anti-Semitism, racism, and showed a secret side of the Centor family that few people knew existed.

Remember, this is an issue of the Centor family: the only family in America where the members can commit a crime and not be held accountable.

Unlike the other criminal websites that the Centors are connected to, YouTube acted in a responsible way, and shut down these despicable websites connected to the Centors, whom Larah Centor called the 'Center of Evil.'