Alt.religion.scientology Week in Review

Volume 10, Issue 5 - February 4 2006

William Barwell A.R.S.Postings Webbed

On January 30, 2006, "Arnie Lerma" posted:

This is part of a continuing effort to web some of the best postings ive read on the alt.religion.scientology newsgroup

These files are not linked from

They will be added to the search engine (at least will be shortly)

arnie lerma

Thank you WCB!

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Scientology Murder Attempts List

On January 30, 2006, "wbarwell" posted:


This has an addition, the Bill Franks testimony that Jane Kember and Mo Budlong had attempted to arrange the murder of un-named English citizen when Kember was head of GOWW.

The Scientology Murder Project

W.C. Barwell 1-26-2006

It is well known that Scientology in the past has dabbled in the waters of murder of critics and "squirrels".

This is a project to chase down as many examples murder plans and attempts as possible. By doing so, it will hopefully make it harder for them to try again in the future.

Scientology is known to be willing to murder people or drive them to suicide, this will hopefully force Scientology for legal reasons, if not moral reasons to avoid even appearances of such activities in the future. Luckily, they seem to be rather incompetent at actually achieving real murders.


1. Paulette Cooper.

Operation Fair Game nearly drove her to suicide. Nots from the GO org operatives show that some were estatic at this news. Tonja Burden, who was a young lady who worked directly with Mary Sue and L. Ron Hubbard wrote a declaration noting GO communications were sent to the Hubbards, who knew full well the Cooper opertion was ongoing.

Margery Wakefield Declaration

At one point, in the fall of 1977, I did volunteer work for the infamous Guardian's Office of Scientology, the branch of Scientology which deals in espionage and covert activities.

The second murder that I heard planned was of Paulette Cooper, who had written a book critical of Scientology, and they were planning to shoot her. To my knowledge this murder was not carried out, but at this meeting it was planned.


Message ID: in Tech-News - Another score for electronic freedom

On January 30, 2006, Tech News reported:

[long link]

Written by Justin Schenck

If you know me, you know I am not a fan of the DMCA. The DMCA is short for the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which has been a source of justification for all sorts of electronic civil rights violations. However, something good has finally come of the DMCA.

Blake Field is an author and an attorney. He sued Google in district court alleging copyright infringement. How? Google Cache had saved fifty one of his registered copyrighted works on their popular addition to the Google search engine. Predictably, Field sought $2.55 million in statutory damages. Mr. Field also knew that there is a tag you can put on your web site to prevent Google Cache from storing it. He also explicitly made a robots.txt file to invite Google there. He wrote these fifty one works explicitly to register them for copyright and sue Google with. Upon Google being served with the suit, they dropped all cached links to Mr. Field's site and informed him they would not cache his pages if he did not want them to. He didn't care he got what he wanted, the lawsuit.

The Nevada district court ruled in favor of Google. They agreed that Mr. Field's lawsuit was intellectually dishonest and his behavior was explicitly to trap Google into a lawsuit. The court also said that Google Cache is part of fair use under U.S. copyright law. Shockingly enough, they also ruled that the claim is precluded by the "system cache" safe harbor of Section 512(b) of the DMCA. This decision has far-reaching consequences as well. It sets a precedent that can protect sites like the Wayback Machine from similar lawsuits. The Wayback Machine was sued a while back by the Church of Scientology for hosting copies of the website, an anti-Scientology site.

The court decision is available online. I recommend anyone who is interested in electronic law to read the 25 page decision at the Electronic Frontier Foundation's site: [pdf file]


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Tom Cruise Nominated for Three Razzie Awards

On January 30, 2006, Reuters reported:

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Tom Cruise may have survived a Martian attack in last year's remake of "War of the Worlds," but he has failed to elude Hollywood's movie police.

The actor was among the contenders announced on Monday for the annual Razzie Awards, which "honor" the worst achievements in film.


Foundation head John Wilson said in an interview he did not think Cruise's portrayal of a working-class man in "War of the Worlds" was particularly credible.

While there were arguably worse performances, Cruise's off-screen antics, either in support of Scientology, or in the throes of passion with new girlfriend Katie Holmes, ensured he made the grade, Wilson said.

Indeed, Cruise was nominated twice in the new category of most tiresome tabloid target, which salutes "the celebs we're all sick and tired of," Wilson said.


Winners will be announced on March 4, the day before the Academy Awards.


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cientology Recruiters at Australian Bushfires?

On January 30, 2006, The Australian reported:

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Meanwhile, the Church of Scientology has denied suggestions it tried to recruit new members during the height of the bushfire crisis.

The denial comes after claims today that two members of the Church of Scientology approached Ararat Rural City Council for the identities of bushfire victims.

"They were seeking to assist wherever they could, particularly with counselling, and were seeking to get some information from council about the whereabouts - names and addresses of people who'd been affected," chief executive Bill Braithwaite told ABC Radio.

"Our staff were concerned, we have procedures here and The Privacy Act applies and no details were given out.

"I'm told they were fairly insistent."


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New Website

On January 30, 2006 "Darude" posted:

I've been reading and following and ARS on Google for quite some time now. As an older gentleman, I can tell that is full of lies and misrepresents the critics that the Church of Scientology targets.

This new site of mine seems a little more accurate.

If anyone on the site would like to have your picture updated or have a different link, please email me at [e-mail address]. Also if you have any suggestions or additions to the site it would be much appreciated.

Thank you in advance

Scientology poses as a religion but really is a ruthless global scam

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Scientology Seeks Legal Status in Bulgravia

On January 31, 2006, the Sofia News Agency reported:

The Church of Scientology has moved to seek legal recognition in Bulgaria, a representative of the religious organization has revealed.


Bulgaria has once turned down a request to register the Church of Scientology, in 1991.


Critics have slammed the Church as a commercial organization exploiting its members. Scientology's principles have been characterized as pseudoscientific by many mainstream medical and psychotherapeutic practitioners, and the Church has frequently been characterized as a cult.


"A.K. Meyers" posted:

Actually the organizers are operating on a misunderstood. They were supposed to be starting a group in BULGRAVIA.

"When you move off a point of power, pay all your obligations on the nail, empower all your friends completely and move off with your pockets full of artillery, potential blackmail on every erstwhile rival, unlimited funds in your private account and the addresses of experienced assassins and go live in Bulgravia [sic] and bribe the police."

- L. Ron Hubbard, Hubbard Communications Office Policy Letter, 12 February 1967, "The Responsibilities of Leaders"

A.K. Myers

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Hayes Kept South Park Creators Away from Scientology

On February 2, 2006 reported:

HOLLYWOOD - South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone avoided poking fun at Scientology for years because they didn't want to upset show regular Isaac Hayes.

The outrageous animators recently took a swing at the controversial religious movement in an episode, which found humor in Tom Cruise and his sexuality--after growing tired of being told they couldn't attack Scientology by TV executives.

Parker explains, "To be honest, what kept us from doing it before was Isaac Hayes. We knew he was a Scientologist and he's an awesome guy. We're like, 'Let's just avoid that 'for now.'"

But, after hearing how comedy illusionist pal Penn Jillette was banned from poking fun at the controversial religion on his cable show Bulls**t, Stone and Parker decided it was time to point their comedy fingers at Scientology and it's most famous convert.

Parker adds, "Finally, we just had to tell Isaac, 'Dude, we totally love working with you, and this is nothing personal, it's just we're South Park, and if we don't do this, we're belittling everything else we've ripped on.'"

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Scientology-Related Animation

On February 1, 2006, "Eldon Braun" posted:

Not only has he been nominated for a Razzie, he's [Tom Cruise is] wonderfully parodied in this recent addition to Glen's site,

Whoever did this thing deserves a nice little statuette. ROFLMAO!!!!!!

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Margaret Singer Articles, Interviews

On February 1, 2006 "Praxis" posted:


Coercive Mind Control Tactics

Coming Out of the Cults

Common Questions and Answers on mind control

Continuum of Influence and Persuasion

Dr. Margaret T. Singer's 6 Conditions for Thought Reform

Excerpts from Cults In Our Midst

Group Psychodynamics and CULTS

How does mind control work?: A technical overview of mind control tactics

How the United States Marine Corps Differs from Cults
[long link]

Intruding into the Workplace

Post-Cult After Effects

Some persuasion techniques used by cults
[long link]

The "Not Me" Myth: Orwell and the Mind

The Influence Continuum

Thought Reform Exists: Organized, Programmatic Influence

Thought Reform Programs and the Production of Psychiatric
[long link]

Undue Influence and Written Documents: Psychological Aspects

Coming Out of the Cults

Interviews Interviews:

Coercive Persuasion and the Problems of "Ex-Cult Members"
[long link]

An interview with Margaret Singer on Undue Influence
[long link]

Exclusive FACTNet Interview With Margaret Singer : Part I

Exclusive FACTNet Interview With Margaret Singer : Part II

About Margaret Singer:

Psych Sleuth

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Paris Match covers cult

"Largest french weekly magazine has five full pages against our pet cult" was post February 2, 2006

Paris Match is the biggest french mag and one of the oldest. It has some hundreds of thousands since it makes something like 800000 copies (I believe).


I'll comment when I'll have read it entirely.

Seems great, and it's long (ca 4700 words, 5 large pages, few small shots only)

Heads shots in it:
some few known clam stars,

plus :


There is also an aerial shot of the crime cult HQ in Hemet, probably from Arnie's global website.

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Keep up the good work

Tory/Magoo" posted "2 more left yesterday: SCIENTOLOGY IS LOSING BIG TIME!!" on February 2, 2006. She asked for help answering calls from Scientologists wanting to get out.


Can you please e-mail me if you've

a) Been in and are willing to talk to some people, maybe a half hour a night, or every few nights~~it's off and on, but my guess is it's only going to get more, and thus I'd like to have a few more people I can have help talk with those who need it.

b) You're a critic who has compassion for those 'In" or thinking of joining. Most need someone who understands, doesn't see Scientology as ALL black (that's what they all say to me, when they thank me, that this helped), and are willing to talk with them, and are known people who have done things to expose they trust them. Please e-mail me if you can help on this.

This is rocking! For those helping here to expose Scientology's many abuses:



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