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Alt.religion.scientology Week in Review

Volume 9, Issue 51 - December 24 2005


Wish list for Scientology

On December 20, 2005 "Tory/Magoo" wrote:

"Dear Scientology, and Scientologists still 'in' C of S,

Hello. My name is Tory Christman, and IF you're reading this, you know who I am. (For those new here, most Scientologists are grooved into ~never~ reading what L. Ron Hubbard called, 'Entheta' or bad news. To them, ANYTHING that exposes any of their abuses, cons, lies, fraud is bad news, and thus shouldn't be spoken of: EVER. Certainly they're not allowed to talk with people like myself, who their 'religion' - gack! - declared a suppressive person).

OK, I was 'in' for 30 years, finally woke up in July of 2000, and have been very happily out for 5 years now. As you Scientologists know, your favorite mouthpiece, little Tommy Cruise, did ~major~ damage to all of you, this year. (*Thank you TC!*)

I have no doubts DM and gang are ~trying~ to twist all the media into 'Good news! We've got press'....but come on, kids! How dead do you have to be? XENU on the Daily Show? Xenu on South Park?

CNN doing interviews with OT 8 Michael Pattinson and myself, OT 7, declared SP and Expelled? Karin Spaink winning after 10 years?

More critical Web sites than you ~ever~imagined? The list goes on, but you get the point...don't you?

Maybe not. So here's the deal: Since it's Christmas 2005, I thought I'd give you a few simple suggestions that *could* literally turn this entire thing around for you. Are ya ready?

Here you go:

1. Cancel 'Disconnection' and any and all declaring of people 'SP', 'PTS', or any other bogus labels that make you all look like idiots, and majorly harms families and the people of Earth who have ever been connected to you.

2. Help in re-connecting all the people who your 'Church' has managed to break up.

3. Stop any and ALL 'Fair Game' actions. For those that you're not sure on, cancel those too. To the people who have been doing such actions, they should be let go....what possible good can they be to you, honestly?

4. Begin a new program called, 'Scientology ---the Original Applied Philosophy, and start doing the things that do actually help people.

ahhhhhhhhhhh.......you'll never do it, anyways. That's your first assignment. If you ever DO decide to 'turn things around'.... those are my first suggestions, that will assist all.

Meantime, good luck to each and every one of you, and don't forget LRH's Final PL :) You know what it is. (IF you're new here, look up 'The Way Out is The Nearest Door' by LRH).

To each and every critic of Scientology, thank you very much for taking the time to post and write about what people need to know, including these people I'm speaking to now. To those 'in'....they're WAY different than you think.

To ALL: Merry Christmas :)"

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Scientology Santas updating Central Files

On December 18, 2005 "Feisty" posted:

"This already happened in Washington State:

http://www.qachamber.org/new_operation_santa.htm

[...]

Did you know that our Queen Anne station receives hundreds of children's letters to Santa each year from all over Washington State? Letters addressed to Santa Claus at the North Pole begin arriving at the Seattle District Consumer Affairs office around Thanksgiving and reach a virtual avalanche by mid-December each year.

Years ago postal workers around the US began answering letters to Santa themselves. Since that time, the idea of helping answer children's letters and the fun of wearing Santa's 'hat' for a while has grown by leaps and bounds, and now involves many like-minded individuals and community groups in our area.

This year, the Church of Scientology will host its 12th Operation Santa party on Saturday. Anyone in the community who wishes to participate is warmly invited for an afternoon of fun and pure magic.

Call Zoe Vineyard at [telephone number] for more information.

---

phonebook results for [telephone number]
Church Of Scientology Of Wa St, (206) 284-0604, 601 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

However, before it happened, there were some organizational problems:

http://www.zwire.com/site/tab1.asp?brd=855&pag=460&dept_id=525592

Operation Santa seeks parental intervention

Operation Santa, the local volunteer effort to see that children's letters to St. Nick receive a proper response, has run into a snag.

The first round of letters to Santa collected from the Post Office numbers 176. That's fine. What's not so fine is that 70 - sev-en-ty - had no discernible return address.

Santa's Ops don't let that throw them - not right away. If they have a partial street address, they work with the P.O. to come up with the rest. But there's a limit to the miracle power at the ops' disposal. Especially when, in some cases, the kid writing to Santa didn't even put his or her name on the letter.

The team hates having to throw any kids' letters away because they simply don't have a clue where to send their responses. And so they've asked the News' aid in issuing an appeal:

PARENTS! Pleeease monitor your cherubs' epistolary efforts and make sure they've included their own names and a working address somewhere on the letter paper or envelope.

..."

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LA Times on Scientology

A couple of articles about Scientology appeared in LA Times last week:

"December 18, 2005
latimes.com : Business
From Mysterious Property Buyer to Community Presence
By Claire Hoffman and Kim Christensen, Times Staff Writers

When a mysterious buyer expressed interest in the old, bankrupt Gilman Hot Springs resort in 1978, Richard J. Hoag thought it might be a group of expatriates from Rhodesia. Others whispered that maybe the Moonies or the Mafia was moving onto the 500-acre property near Hemet.

Only much later did anyone learn that the buyer which paid $2.78 million and went by the names Scottish Highland Quietude Society and Western States Scientific Assn. was really the Church of Scientology.

'I think they really didn't want people to know because it was controversial,' said Hoag, a real estate agent and lawyer.

Mike Rinder, a Scientology spokesman, said the sellers would have inflated the price if they had known the church was the buyer.

Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard discovered the property, nestled against the San Jacinto Mountains, while scouting film locations that looked like Scotland, Rinder said. Hubbard lived there for a short time before dropping from sight in 1980, six years before his death.

[...]"

A posters comment:

"what is huge is that the LA times linked to the Welkos Series!!

The Scientology Story
A Times Series From 1990
PART ONE
The Mind Behind the Religon
June 24, 1990

[...]"

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From

[long link]

"December 18, 2005 latimes.com :
At Inland Base, Scientologists Trained Top Gun

Tom Cruise studied intensively at the remote compound near Hemet while becoming a passionate messenger for the church.

By Claire Hoffman and Kim Christensen, Times Staff Writers

GILMAN HOT SPRINGS -- Nearly 30 years ago, the Church of Scientology bought a dilapidated and bankrupt resort here and turned the erstwhile haven for Hollywood moguls and starlets into a retreat for L. Ron Hubbard, the science fiction writer who founded the religion.

Today, the out-of-the-way 500-acre compound near Hemet has quietly grown into one of Scientology's major bases of operation, with thriving video and recording studios, elaborate offices and a multimillion-dollar mansion that former members say was built for the eventual return of 'LRH,' who died in 1986.

Like the previous owners, the church also has used the property as a sanctuary for its own stable of stars. It is here, ex-members say, that Hollywood's most bankable actor, Tom Cruise, was assiduously courted for the cause by Scientology's most powerful leader, David Miscavige.

Scientology has long recruited Hollywood luminaries. But the close friendship of these two men for nearly 20 years and their mutual devotion to Hubbard help explain Cruise's transformation from just another celebrity adherent into the public face of the church.

The bond between the star and his spiritual leader was evident last year when the two traded effusive words and crisp salutes at a Scientology gala in England. Calling Cruise 'the most dedicated Scientologist I know,' Miscavige presented him with the church's first Freedom Medal of Valor.

'Thank you for your trust, thank you for your confidence in me,' Cruise replied, according to Scientology's Impact magazine. 'I have never met a more competent, a more intelligent, a more tolerant, a more compassionate being outside of what I have experienced from LRH. And I've met the leaders of leaders. I've met them all.'

[...]"

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From http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-cruise19.html

"December 19, 2005

The Church of Scientology aggressively recruited Tom Cruise, even once dispatching members one night to plant a wildflower meadow where he could take Nicole Kidman, according to a newspaper article Sunday.

The Los Angeles Times, quoting former Scientologists, said church leader David Miscavige took great pains to do favors for the celebrity -- now a living advertisement for the church -- at the church's compound in Gilman Hot Springs, Calif., where Cruise studied in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

One former member, Maureen Bolstad, told the paper she spent a night with dozens of others pulling up sod to prepare a meadow for Cruise.

[...]

A Scientologist spokesman told the paper that 'apostates' were making up 'bizarro' stories. Cruise and Miscavige wouldn't comment for the Times article.

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-scientology18dec18,0,2963052.story?coll=la-home-headlines"

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Rons Org vs. Scientology in Holland

On December 18, 2005 "scientologate" posted:

"Last week we got confirmed:

Criminon in The Netherlands is no longer in the hands of the Church of Scientology it is now in hands of the RonsOrg in the Netherlands.

[...]

--

Further explanation was made:

"The guy leading criminon and having all rights in the netherlands started in the RonsOrg in the Netherlands taking all possessions, clients etc with him.

You can't find this anywhere on the web, I was the first to announce this.

Probably there will be a discussion about the use of the name criminon and about the legal entity 'stichting criminon' and so on .

The domainname of criminon in Holland still belongs to Reyer Schaarsbergen who is a churchie."

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Picket Remembered

From http://www.archive.org/details/JeffJacobsenProtestingScientologyLosAngelesMarch1998

"Protesting Scientology, Los Angeles, March 1998

We planned to protest at an L. Ron Hubbard birthday celebration, but when we arrived, people scattered and stopped setting up tables on L. Ron Hubbar Way. So we picketed on L. Ron Hubbard Way. It was a good day.

Movie Files:

MPEG1
102.9M
http://www.archive.org/download/JeffJacobsenProtestingScientologyLosAngelesMarch1998/la_mar_98.mpg

MPEG4 (256Kb)
13.3M
http://www.archive.org/download/JeffJacobsenProtestingScientologyLosAngelesMarch1998/la_mar_98_256kb.mp4

MPEG4 (64Kb)
5.8M
http://www.archive.org/download/JeffJacobsenProtestingScientologyLosAngelesMarch1998/la_mar_98_64kb.mp4"

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Scientology guru under investigation

"NY Post - Page Six

COPS EYE TOM'S MEDICAL GURU

December 20, 2005 -- TOM Cruise's onetime alternative medicine consultant a Church of Scientology member and advocate is the subject of a six-month investigation by Los Angeles police, who are asking the district attorney to indict her and a colleague for fraud, grand theft and malpractice.

The LAPD's Health Authority Law Enforcement Task Force, which investigates illegal medical practices, presented its case against Scientologist Feline Butcher to the local DA for review yesterday. The findings involve liver cancer patient Clive McLean a veteran staff photographer for Hustler founder Larry Flynt who died in March at age 60 after receiving allegedly bogus 'treatment' from the unfortunately named Butcher and an unlicensed physician to whom she had referred him, David Chua.

'We didn't at first know that she was a Scientologist, but then we heard that she made her employees take courses in it,' Erica McLean, Clive's widow, tells PAGE SIX's Steve Garbarino. Neither McLean belonged to the church.

'She said that Chua could cure my husband with these magic drops and potions and vitamin drips and this silly machine,' Erica says. 'We spent at least $150,000 on all this, and my husband's health was not improving. They told him to not take chemo-therapy, and so we didn't.

[...]"

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Cult helping non-Scientologists spread Scientology

From the San Francisco Bay Guardian

http://www.sfbg.com/40/12/news_newlife.html

Dec. 21 - Dec.27, 2005

Vol. 40, No. 12

"New Life, old tricks

A SoMa rehab center offers local addicts 'innovative' programs without mentioning the organization's links to the Church of Scientology.

By Tali Woodward

Personal values and Integrity. Ups and Downs in Life. The Way to Happiness.

To most people, the titles of the 'Life Skills' courses offered at the New Life Center -- a South of Market alcohol and drug rehabilitation program serving up to 80 people -- probably sound like the silly but ultimately harmless jargon so common to self-help literature. --In fact, in many ways New Life is a beacon in a rough area with a huge demand for lower-cost drug treatment.

But there's another side to New Life, a side that the place doesn't advertise and that staffers are reluctant to acknowledge: New Life is using treatment programs designed by Church of Scientology creator L. Ron Hubbard, whose theories about drug abuse are so controversial that they have been banned from the San Francisco public schools.

We couldn't find any mention of Scientology, Hubbard, or the rehab program he created, which is called Narconon, in any of the center's public materials.

But six of the nine Life Skills courses listed on New Life's Web site bear identical names to courses offered by Narconon. Four of the titles are also shared with classes offered directly by the Church of Scientology. 'The Way to Happiness' is even trademarked by the Association for Better Living and Education, the umbrella nonprofit for Narconon and the three other large nonprofits that are closely tied to the Church.

Narconon -- which is not connected to the better-known Narcotics Anonymous, sometimes called NarcAnon -- shares some philosophical underpinnings with Scientology. It has also been criticized by medical experts for advancing theories that conflict with those of mainstream science -- particularly Hubbard's notion that drugs are stored in fat cells for years and can cause 'flashbacks' or cravings at any time. To remove the residues, Narconon recommends the New Life Detoxification program: a regimen of exercise, vitamins, and daily sessions in a dry sauna. (The program is essentially the same as the 'purification rundown' that is a religious ritual in Scientology.)

[...]"

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Critic web site back up

"'Charlie', who had already won a trial launched by the cult last year, had stopped his website.

Now, Charlie has reopened his website.
Is that linked to that other great victory of the crime cult in Holland?? Bet?

Here is Charlie's website:

http://www.xenu.ch/

and OT 3 major secrets:

http://www.xenu.ch/ot-xenu/handgeschriebenes.htm

The cult tried to sue Charlie on charges of blackmail.

Ever seen a criminal maffia trying to sue its victims for disclosing its secrets and exposing its own blackmails?

That's scientology!"

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Updating Central Files with employment recruiters

On December 22, 2005, Phil Scott posted:

"OSA

One of your cults 'engineering services recruiting' outfits... downloaded my resume from a large distribution service along with all the rest of that companies files by means of a generic search tactic.

I get notified when anyone searches my on line resume via this service.

I called the cult outfit with a suspect address in clearwater .. and talked to your girl at the reception desk... its scn based, we talked for 10 minutes on the issue ever so sweetly.

What they are doing is building a central files on job or contract employment seekers etc. This would enable broad scale espionage, and fair gaming of critics etc.

I was going to send that email notification to some critics for more research.

Today that email and an email from one of the critics is gone from my inbox and is not in the trash bin either...other emails are still in tact... I get new emails but both of those are gone.

I can think of a dozen ways scn can use such recruiting/professional placement operations ..none of them to any decent end.

[...]"

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