b) Fletcher Prouty
Not a scientologist but a so-called "expert witness" in scientology press releases, who has also connections with Marcellus and Carto. Scientology brought him up after the Armstrong fiasco - he claimed that there was a second, real Hubbard file in the navy, because Hubbard had been a secret agent.
Prouty's topic at the opening session of the 1990 Liberty Lobby Convention was "The Secret Team." The new Institute for Historical Review's Noontide Press edition of Prouty's book "The Secret Team" was released at the Liberty Lobby conference. Prouty assured the audience it was an "enormous privilege" to have his book republished by the Institute for Historical Review, a group, Prouty claimed, that keeps people "from revising history." Prouty thanked Willis Carto and Tom Marcellus of IHR for the "guts and good sense" to republish his book.
Prouty also wrote an "authorized biography" of L. Ron Hubbard:
Prouty also wrote about positively scientology religion:
During the lengthy legal battles surrounding the Mermelstein lawsuits against the Liberty Lobby and Willis A. Carto, Prouty and fellow PAC advisory board member Lt. Col. James "Bo" Gritz were "prepared to testify as character witnesses on behalf of Liberty Lobby founder Willis A. Carto." (Spotlight, 10-7-91, 12)
c) L. Ron Hubbard
According to former Scientologist and Hubbard biograph Gerry Armstrong, L. Ron Hubbard himself subscribed to Carto's magazine "The Spotlight".
Anti-semitism fits into the scientology way of thinking: scientologists have contempt for victims, because they apply the "overt-motivator" logic which means that someone who accuses another of a crime did himself commit a crime (except of course Scientologists themselves, they are allowed e.g. to accuse Germany of crimes). Scientologists also believe that everyone is responsible for what happens to him. Hubbard mocks the jews in the book "Introduction to scientology ethics", p. 175:
"Gerry Armstrong" posted:
See this Hubbard quote from his orders setting up Scientology Missions International:
Does anyone know if the set of Hubbard orders which lay out his plan (he called it a "billion dollar caper) for $elling $cientology franchises has ever been webbed?
Here's a little bit of Hubbard from his despatch to Sue Mithoff dated September 10, 1979:
The point of "selling" a franchise area has been misunderstood by Legal WW. One cannot sell a territory. But one can sell a very posh package of setup materials for thousands and thousands of dollars which is a starter package. One sells the starter package and what goes along with it is a district and SMI contract.
Do you realize that when this organization is put together as a Church from SMI, it will have all manner of tax benefits and everything else. It can trade, buy property etc., etc. and all of these things are tax exempt. There is one hell of a sales pitch that can be launched back of this. In the last issue of "Spotlight" newspaper there was an ad from a Henshal or Benshal about the United Church league, or some such thing, who laid out the benefits of being a church under the heading of the "fastest growing religion in the world." This guy sells ordinations, and is getting away with it. What he says is true. It has terrific, terrific advantages from a tax point of view to run a church. A copy of this should be acquired, or I can get it back and send it through, but the point is this can be a highly advantageous thing that the guy is buying. What he pays for is the starter package and the promise to give a certain tithe to the basic organization and he also is therefore and thereby disconnected from the C of S of California, and from liability to the C of S of California, and this is what we're trying to do and this is the only reason we're organizing SMI. I have added to it the additional reason that it can make a fortune.
There are about 20 typed pages in this set of Hubbard $MI documents. They were handed around in the 80's. If someone has them, please send to me, or let me know.
These are excellent documents for showing that the "religion angle" which Hubbard concocted in 1953 was still alive in his mad mind in 1979-80.
(c) Gerry Armstrong
"William Barwell" posted:
There is also a direct link between Scientology and the IHR [Institute for Historical Review]: some IHR money went straight to Scientology. The following is a transcript from the trial LEGION v. CARTO from 1996:
14 Q ISN'T IT TRUE, MR. MARCELLUS, BESIDES THE SALARY
15 YOU RECEIVED FROM THE BANQUE CONTRADE FUNDS, THAT YOU ALSO
16 ASKED MR. CARTO TO DIRECT SOME OF THAT MONEY TO ONE OF THE
17 CAUSES THAT YOU FOLLOWED; ISN'T THAT TRUE?
18 A INDEED. ON TWO OCCASIONS, I ASKED HIM TO, INSTEAD
19 OF MAKING THE CHECK OUT TO ME, HAVE THE CHECK MADE OUT TO
20 F.S.O., FLAG SERVICE ORGANIZATION.
21 Q THAT IS SCIENTOLOGY, ISN'T IT?
22 A THAT'S CORRECT.
23 Q YOU ASKED HIM TO GIVE SOME OF THE FARREL ESTATE
24 MONEY TO SCIENTOLOGY; ISN'T THAT CORRECT?
25 A NO, SIR. I ASKED HIM TO GIVE SOME OF MY SALARY
26 COMING OUT OF THE LEGION ACCOUNT TO AN ORGANIZATION THAT I
27 WANTED TO BENEFIT.
28 Q YOU DIDN'T THINK THAT WAS WRONG, DID YOU?
1 A I'M SURE IT'S NOT WRONG.
and another, in which Carto gets questioned:
23 Q DID YOU DISPENSE SOME FUNDS TO THE LEGION?
24 A YES.
25 Q HOW MUCH?
26 A ABOUT $750,000.
27 Q DOES THAT INCLUDE PAYMENT OF $73,000 TO
28 MR. MARCELLUS?
1 A WELL, TO SCIENTOLOGY, I GUESS.
2 Q DID MR. MARCELLUS DIRECT YOU TO MAKE THE PAYCHECKS
3 OUT TO THE CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY?
4 A IN THOSE CASES, HE DID, RIGHT.
5 Q AND DID THAT $750,000 INCLUDE A BONUS FOR
6 MR. MARCELLUS?
7 A YES.
In June 1998, Marcellus got a personal home page on scientology's web site:
"Arnaldo Lerma" posted:
The creepiest factoid in this thread is that a fellow named Jamie Kelso, who was the Director of Communications at the US COntinential FLag Liason Office "USLO" also CTL-US , also FOLO-WUS - in 1971, a Sea Org member who signed a billion year contract to pursue Hubbard's plan for global domination, is now the operator of the odius white supermacist STORMFRONT website.
VIDEO: Fox Affiliate Airs Ode to White Supremacist Site
Fox affiliate "FOX Carolina" last month ran a one-sided fluff piece exploring StormFront.org, an online hub for white supremacists.
The Anti-Defamation League describes StormFront as a "veritable supermarket of online hate, stocking its shelves with many forms of anti-Semitism and racism." Yet not a single critical voice is included in the Fox story - only StormFront members and moderators are included.
CCHR a member of the community - http://www.stormfront.org/forum/showthread.php?t=107133
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: New Zealand
KevinOwen is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Antisocial Personality
The Antisocial Personality
(link to http://www.rehabilitatenz.co.nz/pages/suppressive-person.html)
There are certain characteristics and mental attitudes which cause about 20 percent of a race to oppose violently any betterment activity or group.
Such people are known to have antisocial tendencies.
When the legal or political structure of a country becomes such as to favor such personalities in positions of trust, then all the civilizing organizations of the country become suppressed and a barbarism of criminality and economic duress ensues.
There is a video of the news program on that website, if you click the picture
"This has really opened up a new chance for people to have free speech"
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["Steve Hassan interview"]
The interview begins after about 5 minutes of general Australian news which they didnt edit out, so you can either skip forward 5 minutes or listen to some Aussie news!
http://www.abc.net.au/rn/relig/spirit/audio/spirit_05022006_2856.ram [audio file]
"Equal Rights for Scientologists" posted:
Available for download one hour from now:
http://holysmoke.org/audio/the-spirit-of-things-steve-hassan1.mp3 [audio file]
http://holysmoke.org/audio/the-spirit-of-things-steve-hassan2.mp3 [audio file]
http://holysmoke.org/audio/the-spirit-of-things-steve-hassan3.mp3 [audio file]
The audio has been normalized.
"William Barwell" posted:
[Bat Child's transcripts - Sue M. Website]
Many transcripts of television shows and radio shows dealing with Scientology. Archived on www.xenu.net Sue has transcribed a massive number of shows, and almost every major Scientology related TV Show, and Radio show going back nearly a decade.
A true treasure trove of public appearances of Scientology spokesmen, stars, critics, and new reports.
Thank you Sue M.!
"Grace Aaron" posted:
I have produced a video interview of Patricia Braine, a fellow victim of the Scientology policy of Disconnection.
A link to that video along with some other related videos can be found at:
This video plays best with Windows Media Player. Set that as the default player for .wmv files.
As I have mentioned in earlier posts, my name is Grace Aaron. My husband, Ken, and I were both declared suppressive by the Church of Scientology in the spring of 2000. Our son, Zachary, was pressured to disconnect from me, his mother, Ken, his father, and Johnny, his brother. We have had only minimal communication with him since that time.
"Mark Bunker" posted:
I tried out the new Google Video service and it seems to be working fine. I've uploaded Tory's speech in Santa Barbara as the premiere title. They take the video you provide and convert it to Flash video so no need to complain to me about the format. It's out of my hands.
Do a search for Scientology and this is what you find:
"What is Scientology" from the Church of Scientology followed by Tory explaining what Scientology really is. If anyone would be so kind as to do a transcript of her talk, I can include that as well. It helps the Google search engine.
"Mark Bunker" posted:
Some goofballs put up a fun telling of the OT III story on Google Video:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6848159831681516245&q=Scientology [video file]
Made me laugh pretty darn hard.
"Mark Bunker" posted:
I've posted the conversation between Andreas and Joel Phillips on Google Video:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8303117314476291354 [video file]
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6984606438461571045 [video file]
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The EPA is now looking into BioFriendly, the Scientologist-run company marketing a homeopathic diesel fuel treatment that turns out to be 99.5% rubbing alcohol and 0.5% bullshit. Check out the latest here, including video:
This from the people who brought you the "technology" behind ATEG's fraudulent laundry balls.
-- Dave Touretzky: "Put a thetan in your tank."
"Povmec" (Ray) posted:
Today, two testimonial letters are back online: "ATC - Las Vegas Transit Authority" and "DHE Trucking". Isn't interesting? The day the newspaper article came out these two were removed, and now they are back...
Also, the "United Nations Development Program" testimonial letter is not present, but it actually points to "fetzer.pdf", which is actually the same as the one from "Fetzer Vineyards" that was removed at some point (this one is not back).
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[Lisa McPherson's name pops up in the strangest article...]
[In mid 2004, Pope had bestowed the John U. Bird award upon Greer, the Clearwater bar's highest honor a judge, lauding Greer for standing firm in his resolve to kill Terri Schiavo despite criticism. "In the teeth of all that, he has steadfastly demonstrated exactly what the John U. Bird award was created to honor: high ideals, personal character, judicial competence and service", Pope said.
How ironic is it that Pope was the lead attorney representing the Church of Scientology in the Lisa McPherson case?
McPherson died at age 36 on Dec. 5, 1995 after 17 days in the custody of the Church of Scientology. Following an investigation by the Clearwater Police Department, Pinellas-Pasco state attorney Bernie McCabe charged the church with felony charges of abuse/neglect of a disabled adult and the illegal practice of medicine based on a death certificate issued in 1996 by Pinellas County medical examiner Joan Wood who said that the blood clot that caused McPherson's death was due to "bed rest and severe dehydration" and listed the manner of death as "undetermined". She amended the death certificate after the church asked her to reconsider her conclusions, changing the manner of death to "accident" and omitting the words "bed rest and severe dehydration".]
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As if the news weren't already disturbing from the TomKat camp (as though any even moderate press release from that side of the Universe could disturb the legions any more), it seems Tom Cruise is reenacting Mission Impossible at swanky gatherings in L.A. to the degree that hundreds of clubs in California are seriously considering taking out additional liability insurance.
The "Mission Impossible" star "dangled off a nine-foot-high balcony" at the concert, according to the new issue of In Touch Weekly. He then complained "All these people are making me crazy. It's too much!'" and, as onlookers "gasped in disbelief" he "climbed up cables to get away from the crowds." The account adds details to a report that first appeared in the New York Post.
Cruise made it up to the VIP balcony and reportedly "went nuts" when he heard his favorite songs from West. "As Kanye sang a line from 'Gold Digger,' about the need for prenups, Tom threw his hands in the air," according to the mag, which also says that Cruise chatted with other concert-goers about Scientology. "He asked us what religion we were," a source told ITW.
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Check out Hubbard's Tech Dictionary:
There's "conscious" and before that there's "connectedness." But there's no "conscience."
Among Hubbard's and now Miscavige's sociopathic tricks to cut people off from their conscience is to make them ignorant even of its existence.
Imagine a mental therapy that ignores, indeed attempts to strip its customers of, conscience.
Imagine a religion that ignores, indeed attempts to strip its customers of, conscience.
Hubbard "replaced" Scientologists' consciences with a mechanical system based on a "greatest number" formula"discovered" after splitting reality into eight arbitrary parts, in which system Hubbard and his beingness, doingness and havingness are always right.
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The Scientology Tone Scale
The Scientology Tone Scale teaches want-to-be scientologists that human emotions are bad... by associating them with what I'd describe as sociopathic conduct.
Imagine having a loved one pass away and then feeling GUILTY because one CRIED? ! ? - dared to express grief ?! - This is what it is like to be a Scientologist.
Free expression of emotions is how humans relieve the stress of being human. Hubbard seeks to monopolize natural human emotions by association (dead-agenting if you will) with characteristics of sociopathic conduct, with those who live at 1.1 on the tone scale, also called covert hostility, the 'back-stabber'. The only time a Scientologist is allowed to express the emotions below 2.0 on the scale, is during expensive auditing, otherwise they are stigmatized as being "downtone" or "dramatizing". This is also called the tone level of gay people, perverts, pedophiles, criminals etc. as well as the designation attributed to anyone who opposes scientology.
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Is L.A. County Sheriff Scientology's "soup du jour"?
It seems like Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca is becoming one of Scientology's special friends.
Not long ago Baca appointed Scientology's apparent President for life Heber Jentzch to a slot on his "Executive Clergy Advisory Council."
Then Baca "spearheaded" the "6th Annual Multi-Faith Prayer Breakfast," which included Jentzch along with Scientologist and sitcom star Jenna Elfman. The former "Dharma" gave a speech pitching a Scientology-linked program called "Criminon."
Now Baca has shown up at a special fundraiser for another Scinetology-linked project called "Youth for Human Rights International" run by Scientologist Mary Shuttleworth according to a recent press release.
The Sheriff brought his wife to the elegant "gourmet dinner for a select one hundred and twenty guests" at Scientologist and actress Anne Archer's Brentwood mansion.
The event raised $50,000, more than $400.00 per plate.
Has the Sherif become Scientology's latest "soup du jour"?
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Perhaps this old article on Tom and his second wife would be interesting for Katie Holmes parents to read:
Woman's Day, Mon 25 Apr 1994, p12-15
Tom's Scientology Secrets Exposed!
A former cult security guard blows apart the star's squeaky clean image with claims of shocking abuse HOLLYWOOD megastar Tom Cruise has been sensationally named in a multi-million dollar lawsuit in the United States alleging receipt of hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of illicit perks from the controversial Scientology religious cult.
The 32-year-old Oscar winner is alleged to have turned a blind eye to the use of slave labour to build him a gym, an apartment and other gifts from the Scientologists.
Hollywood insiders say he is fuming at being named in the legal action because it totally exposes his close links to the bizarre organisation.
He is particularly angry about references to his "special relationship" with the charismatic leader of the Scientologists, David Miscavige, a mysterious godlike figure who is said to rule the Scientologists the way David Koresh ruled Waco and the Branch Davidians.
The Scientologists' desert base where Tom spends much of his time is, according to the sworn declaration, armed to the teeth with assault rifles, automatic weapons, shotguns and even explosives - all on standby to be used in case authorities one day attempt a similar operation to Waco.
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Unlocking the complex code of America's most mysterious religion
by Janet Reitman
The faded little downtown area of Clearwater, Florida, has a beauty salon, a pizza parlor and one or two run-down bars, as well as a bunch of withered bungalows and some old storefronts that look as if they haven't seen customers in years. There are few cars and almost no pedestrians. There are, however, buses -- a fleet of gleaming white and blue ones that slowly crawl through town, stopping at regular intervals to discharge a small army of tightly organized, young, almost exclusively white men and women, all clad in uniform preppy attire: khaki, black or navy-blue trousers and crisp white, blue or yellow dress shirts. Some wear pagers on their belts; others carry briefcases. The men have short hair, and the women keep theirs pulled back or tucked under headbands that match their outfits. No one crosses against the light, and everybody calls everybody else "sir" -- even when the "sir" is a woman. They move throughout the center of Clearwater in tight clusters, from corner to corner, building to building.
read the full article at Rolling Stone
"Michael Pattinson" posted:
Tonight we saw a "rebuttal" interview with Mike Rinder on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360.
I admire Anderson Cooper for not flinching away from touchy subjects with even more touchy people.
The utterly unsmiling Rinder seemed to me to be drowning in a sea of out-PR with waves crashing over his inadequate levees. He looked like New Orleans during Katrina; too many holes in the dykes to plug with any number of sandbag lies.
Chuck Beatty posted:
Here's excerpts from the CNN site transcripts of the show, Janet Reitman of Rolling Stone was interviewed and Mike Rinder:
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WATCHDOG HEARS OF COUNCILLOR'S ATTACK
A Verbal attack by a Crowborough councillor on some of his colleagues has led to at least one complaint being made to the local government watchdog.
Outspoken Cllr Peter Bucklitsch last month delighted some townsfolk, and offended others, when he singled out four councillors and labelled them "the four quarter-wits".
Cllr Bucklitsch's original comments, which have now seen him reported to the Standards Board, centred on a hugely controversial motion which wanted to stop the council from accepting help from Scientologists. The motion, which was eventually thrown out, was proposed by Cllr Murphy and seconded by Cllr Scott.
It was during a debate on this motion, at the January 31 finance and general purposes committee meeting, that Cllr Bucklitsch called the foursome "the four quarter-wits".
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