Friday, April 2, 2010
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. We have published Scholarship Watch, NAAS Financial-Aid Reports, and an assortment of valuable NAAS publications geared towards students, parents, educators, and institutions.
NAAS is also the original sponsor of the Easley National Scholarships.
Many large corporations, donors, and advertisers have since incorporated the concept of associating precious metals (Gold, Silver, Bronze, Platinum) with their products and services. The creator of this idea, however, were the founders of National Academy of American Scholars.
We have created a new multi-media channel that will launch our NAAS Multi-Media Educational DVDs. Although there are companies that claim to produce and market educational DVDS for youth, make no mistake that an NAAS Multi-Media Educational DVD will meet the high standards of superiority, quality, and outstanding authorship expected of an NAAS-branded product.
We will incorporate technology, and skills, and examples, that it is not present in many educational DVDS. We have recruited a professional film-making company and other talented cast that will entertain your son or daughter as he she begins to grasp and excel in various academic areas.
Please view our NAASNEWS YouTube channel for updates and visual product displays.
The current video details how to obtain an NAAS Multi-Media Information Packet., and introduces the new NAAS Educational Multi-Media DVD Learning Series. The NAAS Multi-Media 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.
For more information about NAAS products and services, please visit our website at http://naas.org
Some of of our users have wondered Why ia there a fee to become an NAAS Subscriber or why is there a fee to access the NAAS Multi-Media Application forms?
Typically, when a product is provided, or when a service is rendered, the merchant offering the product or service is compensated for the effort, time, creativity, labor, that was expended to create the product or to deliver the service.
National Academy of American Scholars is not a charity organization. Fees and costs are required to provide the services and features offered.
In addition, we need to prevent automated bots, automated submissions, and ensure that only legitimate human users access special NAAS forms. Technology is not free and it costs money to support and administer. Many NAAS fees are one-time fees that are less than the cost of one day's usage of your cell phone; less than the costs to travel to your favorite sport's team; less than the costs of a six-pack; less than the cost of a traffic ticket; much less than the cost of an iPhone; and, certainly less than the costs of a typical hair cut.
Invest in yourself when it matters most. Don't short-change your future!
Monday, March 1, 2010
In a note to guidance counselors, educators, and teachers across the U.S.A, and accrediting agencies, persons are being forewarned of NAAS Accreditation Scams packaged and sold by the Idaho State Dept. of Education, in general, and approved by Tom Luna, and the State of Idaho.
Many Idaho students, Europeans, and foreign citizens, educators understandably are confused by this apparent illegal trademark infringement supported by an American state agency. Even more are confused by the worship, the fanatical obsession, and perverse-like lust that David Steadman has demonstrated to pursue an NAAS trademark registration. The conduct of David Steadman is apparently publicly supported by Tom Luna, and the State of Idaho.
Schools and organizations that now claim to be accredited by Northwest Association of Accredited Schools should know that part of your 'NAAS Accreditation fees' are paying for private attorney services to a California-based attorney that has been hired to submit false, deceptive, and misleading statements before the U.S. Trademark Office to aid and abet the conduct of Northwest Association of Accredited Schools, Inc. as it pursues an NAAS trademark registration.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL STATEMENTS FILED BE DAVID STEADMAN CAN AND WILL BE USED AGAINST ALL ALLEGED NAAS ACCREDITED PERSONS/SCHOOLS THAT NOW CLAIM TO BE ACCREDITED BY NORTHWEST ASSOCIATION OF ACCREDITED SCHOOLS, INC.
ALSO, please note that your school will still be labeled as NOT NAAS LICENSED AND NOT NAAS ACCREDITED because National Academy of American Scholars (NAAS) has not authorized use of the NAAS label by Northwest Association of Accredited Schools, Inc., and substantial evidence exists that the NAAS trademark has been infringed, intellectually assaulted, or raped by Tom Luna, the Idaho State Department of Education, and Northwest Association of Accreditation Schools, Inc.
If you wish to protest the conduct and actions of David Steadman or Northwest Association of Accredited Schools, Inc., or you feel that the actions of David Steadman will bring additional scrutiny or adverse publicity, or additional embarrassment or confusion about the NAAS label, then you need to oppose the trademark applications by Northwest Association of Accredited Schools, by writing a letter of protest to the United Patent and Trademark Office.
Together, we can work to enforce the U.S. Trademark/Copyright laws of the United States, and not allow cheaters, plagiarism, stealers, and trademark infringers to profit off of the inventions and ideas of others. It is clear that schools that accept "accreditation" from Northwest Association of Accredited Schools, Inc., need an alternative service.
An online version of a legally acceptable protest letter will be posted on the NAAS website within hours, and emailed to educators, students, teachers, and others. Please check back soon.
Each NAAS periodical advertises and contains information concerning financial aid, loans, grants, information directories, and scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate students. This Spring 2010 edition publication contains the NAAS Selection and Administrative schedule, as well as current news about National Academy of American Scholars affairs and events. We believe this Spring 2010 edition is ideal for educators, librarians, financial-aid administrators, students, parents, and others in the field of financial-aid. For more information, please visit the central website of NAAS on the Internet at http://www.naas.org/.
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*EXPIRED: We are no longer offering any discount licenses to any falsely or illegal 'NAAS' accredited schools. That deadline expired December 31st. 2009. If you received a notice of any NAAS Discount License after that date, please disregard.
The deadline for ongoing infringers or past illegal users of the the NAAS label to update their accounts to take advantage of special promotional opportunities expired December 31st. 2009. If you or any person received a notice of any NAAS Discount License after that date, please disregard because it may have been sent in error or by mistake. If your school, program, or institution was falsely or illegal assigned an 'NAAS' Accreditation status by the education departments of Idaho, Utah, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Nevada, then please be advised that your accreditation status IS NOT accepted and WILL NOT be recognized by National Academy of American Scholars.
In fact, your school, program, or institution will be declared 'NAAS Unaccredited'
Monday, January 11, 2010
The NAAS 2010-2011 Multi-Media Packet Adobe PDF packet and forms have been released.
We are pleased to announced that the new mail-in forms have been stream-lined, and users are not assesssed any additional fee(s) for processsing.
The forms may also be re-produced by parents, educator, and students.
This modification has been made possible because of streamlined production methods, new technology, and increased use of online forms. Very few NAAS users are currently relying upon mail-in requests for literature.
As a reminder, we no do not accept personal or business checks for off-line transactions.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Senior NAAS-NEWS Editors and Publishers return from an extended holiday vacation in time to take in key NFL playoff matches, and to re-investigate the operations of Better Business Bureau chapters in general, and the Idaho-based BBB chapter in particular.
The first ever BBB Report on a BBB chapter by any organization was National Academy of American Scholars in or about 1993. That NAAS template and report has been copied by numerous so-called consumer organizations, and led to an investigation of the Southland BBB by the local Orange-County based Orange County Register newspaper.
Numerous consumers and business owners aired their opinions and formed a common conclusion. Many felt that the BBB chapters were corrupt and served as shakedown enterprises that awarded dues-paying BBB members at the expense of providinh honest services to consumers. The issue is whether or not federal tax dollars should be used that allow federal agencies to provide hyperlinks (and thus implicit endorsement) of Better Business Bureau chapters.
What consumers must understand is the fact that National Academy of American Scholars is perhaps the only organization that, in the early 1990s, was willing to challenge the credibility, leadership structure, and integrity of the BBB in general.
At that time, no reporter in the U.S. of America had the courage or the will power initiate a sustained effort. NAAS Media teams amassed more information and details on key BBB employees, its structure, and business practices, and even the personal lives of key BBB employees. than any media organization in America.
The award-winning NAAS report led to several immediate changes within the BBB system, and pressure from federal agencies to adopt a uniform consumer-reporting system.
However, recent evidence seems to suggest that some certain BBB chapters appear to have a short memory, and have regressed back to their fraudulent ways.
The previous BBB report edited and drafted in 1993 is currently deposited in the NAAS Subscriber area. There is internal debate if this report should be uploaded to a public NAAS-NEWS channel to demonstrate the superior investigative ability and writing of NAAS reporters, while exposing the scam tactics of several BBB chapters .
At issue in 2010, however, is a sting operation against the BBB of Southwest Idaho & Eastern Oregon, and its ties to very suspicious, fraudulent, and corrupt Idaho-based businesses. BBB chapters in Idaho must bear in mind that their moral superior remains National Academy of American Scholars. Therefore, when decisions are made to serve as personal advocates of corrupt Idaho-based businesses rather than behave as indifferent intermediaries, a complaint of fraud is one of several possible allegations that can be raised against the BBB.
An NAAS Media report is about to be released that raises serious questions about the integrity,character, and honesty of Idaho-based BBB employees, and their ability to provide honest services to consumers who complain about BBB businesses that bought BBB memberships. This Publisher assigned a grade of 'F' to BBB Accredited member Fiberpipe, Inc. on the basis of detailed complaint filed with the BBB of Idaho.
However, instead of processing the complaint as an indifferent intermediary per its filed mission statements with the I.R.S., evidence suggests that the Better Business Bureau of Idaho instead serves as a personal advocate or counsel to Idaho-based businesses suspected of fraud.
This fact is not very surprising given the fact that fraud in Idaho is so rampant, and routinely permitted amongst state agencies.
If you have similar complaints against the BBB of Idaho, or BBB-accredited member Fiberpipe, Inc., and wish to share your complaints, or concerns with an NAAS Publisher or NAAS writer, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have videos of BBB employees or persons mentioned in NAAS media reports, please submit videos to NAAS Youtube channel.
Please note the use of the BBB seal is for newsreporting purposes only. National Academy of American Scholars has already exposed the fact that a BBB accredited seal or 'A+' ranking by a typical BBB chapter is as worthless as grounded dirt at a dinner table.
of Southwest Idaho & Eastern Oregon