On May 1, 2006, John Dorsay posted the following:
Tory's personal contact information was posted to bondage newsgroups by the lowlife lying scumbag who posts here as Truth Seeker/ Chess Master.
*That* is the sad truth.
"CRUISING FOR A BRUISING: Inspired by Tom Cruise's purchase of an ultrasound machine to monitor baby Suri in utero, California Democratic Assemblyman Ted Lieu proposing a bill banning manufacturers in the state from selling, leasing or distributing the imaging devices to anyone but a licensed medical professional. "If someone sees Tom Cruise buy one, they think this is the thing to do," Lieu said. Um, no--not everyone's sipped the Kool-Aid. "
Not amazing is that his wealth allowed him purchase of a medical device that is only meant for diagnosis, not as a toy. Less amazing is that a bill has been written to close that possiblity in others that KNOW medicine BETTER than Physicians, or at least the claim.
from the Sydney Morning Herald:
Meanwhile Democrat Ted Lieu thinks Cruise went too far when announced he had bought an ultrasound machine to see images of Suri before she was born.
The Californian politician is introducing a bill in the California Assembly which would ban manufacturers in the state from selling, leasing or distributing the imaging device to anyone but a licensed medical professional.
"There's really no medical reason for an untrained person to use this machine," he said. "
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ETF Seeks to ‘Make Every Child a Learner’
This Day (Nigeria)
By Bukola Olatunji, 05.02.2006 "It is critical that students of any age are able to acquire information in a way that they are able to use. This is not possible except a child knows how to learn.” This was the submission of Ms. Benneta Slaughter [Benetta Slaughter], Chief Executive Officer of Applied Scholastics International, whose organisation, courtesy of the Education Trust Fund (ETF), is currently training about 100 master teachers in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
Tagged, ‘Applied Scholastics Teaching Technology Master Training Workshop’, it is a collaboration between three organisations - the ETF (sponsors), MaCrae and Co (project Consultants) and Applied Scholastics International (Technical experts for the training).
Briefing the press in Akure recently, Chairman of the ETF, Mrs, Olutoyin Olakunri said the workshop was, among other things, aimed at improving the quality of teaching deliverables in Nigeria by training teachers in Applied Scholastics teaching methodology.It all started in May 2003 when the ETF approached MaCrae and Co to work together to achieve the former’s mission of enhancing the quality of education in the country.
In June 2004, ETF officially commissioned Macrae and Co to implement a pilot programme on Applied Scholastics, which commenced two months later with the training of 120 teachers from the 36 states.
Seventy-seven of the participants at the Akure training, which began on April 6 and ends on May 19, were drawn from Colleges of Education and university Faculties of Education across the six geo-political zones of the country. The remaining 23, mostly classroom teachers, were selected from the 120 that participated in the initial basic training.
The goals of the training were, to improve the quality of teaching deliverables in Nigeria, ensure sustainability of the teaching programme by training Master trainers, institutionalise Applied Scholastics into the Nigerian educational system, reduce the number of school drop outs and boost teacher morale.
The three collaborating partners are keen to ensure that Applied Scholastics Teaching Technology is entrenched and institutionalised in the Nigerian educational system.
Mallam Aliyu Mohammed Birnin-Kebbi of the Adamu Augie College of Education, Argungu described himself as a "born-again teacher", saying, "I never knew I lacked the skill to teach. This training is capable of causing a revolution in the country if taken to the grassroot."
Dr. Olu Atunramu, from the College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti said though he had been teaching for 15 years, he had just realised he was not doing it the right way. "I blamed my students for not doing well. Now I know it is my fault. When I get back, my students will enjoy me because I now know how to get them interested in what I am teaching." He also thanked ETF, "for using tax payers’ fund the right way."
"barbz" posted "Los Angeles action" on May 2, 2006
"Will the Sheriff of Los Angeles County Stop promoting a Criminal Organization?"
SCIENTOLOGY CRITICS AND LEONA VALLEY RESIDENTS ANNOUNCE
PICKET OF SHERIFF LEE BACA'S OFFICE
On May 6, 2006, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, a group of Scientology critics, accompanied by residents of Leona Valley (a small community north of LA) will picket the Monterey Park office of Los Angeles Sheriff Leroy Baca. The protest will then move to 6331 Hollywood Boulevard, which houses the offices of the Church of Scientology's "intelligence and dirty tricks squad," the Office of Special Affairs.
The protesters are demanding that Baca sever his ties to the controversial church and stop promoting its Narconon program, an expensive drug treatment regimen that has been bluntly criticized by medical professionals as scientifically unsound and potentially dangerous. Narconon is often mistaken for Narcotics Anonymous, but the two programs are completely unrelated, and in some ways, diametrically opposed. More information is available at the Narconon-Exposed and Stop-Narconon web sites.
In January 2006, Baca wrote the Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning to support Narconon's application to open a new faclity in Leona Valley. The residents of that town have made it very clear that they do not want Narconon in their midst. County Supervisor Michael Antonovich has since expressed serious concerns about Narconon, and the planning commission has scheduled an appeal hearing for July 25.
He also participated in an event sponsored by a Scientology front group, ABLE International, the parent organization of Narconon, where he accepted an award. In 2006, Baca appeared at a fundraiser for another Scientology group, the cynically named "Youth for Human Rights International". Scientology's gross violations of its own members' human rights, and those of its critics, are well documented.
More information about Baca's Scientology ties is available here:
For press inquiries or picket information, contact: Barbara Graham [e-mail, phone]
$cientology recently tried to stop a suicide prevention program from being approved through the Dept of Education. Was that the state board? If so, how is it that they are allowed to be getting literacy business funding through the same organization? That would be disturbing, not to mention so feudal.
"Florida Mentoring Partnership"
http://www.flamentoring.org/ *(clone of calmentoring see below)*
Has a program:
"Just Read Florida" (listed as supported by the Florida Dept of Education) - not encouraging -
On September 7, 2001, Governor Jeb Bush signed Executive Order 01-260 designating Just Read, Florida! as a comprehensive and coordinated reading initiative.
The "Community" link on the page has groups who support this initiative: :
Florida Literacy Coalition
Established in 1985, The Florida Literacy Coalition (FLC) promotes, supports and advocates for the effective delivery of quality adult and family literacy services in the state of Florida. As a statewide umbrella literacy organization and the host of Florida's State Literacy Resource Center, FLC provides a range of services to support more than 300 adult education, literacy and family literacy providers throughout Florida. Special emphasis is placed on assisting community based literacy organizations with their training and program development needs.
More Information About Us
Programs and Services Board of Directors
Staff 2005 Annual Program Report
(Power Point Presentation)
Organizational members = World Literacy Crusade
listed here: [long link]
p.22 - 2006 upcoming conference May 3-5, 2006 exhibitors = Applied Scholastics, booth #1
On May 1, 2006, "Feisty" also posted "Florida Faith-based prisons/ FEMA finances VM's?"
In December 2003, Gov. Jeb Bush converted the medium-security Lawtey Correctional Institution into the nation's first entirely faith-based prison At Lawtey, 28 different religions are represented - Christianity, Orthodox Judaism, Wicca, Scientology. Since Gov. Bush oversaw the conversion of Lawtey, Florida's Department of Corrections has opened two more faith- and character-based prisons - one for inmates serving long sentences and another that's exclusively for women.
(more news stories below)
Lawtey Correctional Institution (Florida)
Staff may not attempt to convert inmates toward a particular secular, faith or religious viewpoint or affiliation. Except as provided by law, state funds may not be expended on programs that further religious indoctrination, or on inherently religious activities such as religious worship, religious instruction or proselytization.
Here's the $cientology link:
Lawtey Correctional Institution
Volunteer Programs and Activities
"To learn more about becoming a volunteer, please visit the (Volunteer or Internship Opportunities) or (Volunteer Florida) Foundation."
-- Link to (Volunteer Florida Foundation) http://www.volunteerfloridafoundation.org/
$cientology is listed on this webpage under "Emergency Management Volunteers and Donations Partner Agencies"
"knock out the psychs" VM's listed
Despite Criminon being vetoed from the corrections budget by Jeb Bush in May, 2005, I wonder how much federal or state money the $cientology Literacy program gets for recruiting Volunteer Ministers to go into the "faith-based" correctional centers? FEMA is paying for this sort of volunteerism? FEMA budgeted for volunteer programs since 9-11 so $cientology can go into prisons?
WEISSBRODT: OK, can I have your full name, please?
HENSON: Howard Keith Henson.
WEISSBRODT: Thank you. OK. Sit down, Mr. Cook.
COOK: Oh, thank you, Your Honor.
WEISSBRODT: All right. First I just want to deal with some preliminary matters. I got papers filed by the RTC, which I regard as totally inappropriate. I received papers. I even got a motion for sanctions from the RTC.
The RTC is not a party. I note that there's a case called New York News versus Keogh[SP?], 972 Fed. 2d, 42, 2nd Circuit, 1992. There the party tried to intervene, and asked the Court to award sanctions against the plaintiff on the grounds that the complaint made certain allegations concerning him.
The Court found that the nonparty didn't have standing to move for sanctions unless it satisfied the interventions requirement in Rule 24. Coming to its decision, the Court relied on the Supreme Court's reasoning that the central purpose of Rule 11 is to deter business filings . . . that is, baseless filings in the District Court and streamline the administration and procedure in the Federal Court, rather than to reward parties who are victimized by litigation.
Here, the RTC and Mr. McShane aren't parties to the adversary proceeding. They haven't sought to intervene. Their pleadings are stricken by the Court sua sponte pursuant to its authority under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12F, applicable here by Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 7012, 12B, and while the RTC and McShane don't cite Rule 911, they ask for an award of sanctions from the debtor for a pleading they don't like, and the Court is tempted to issue an Order to Show Cause why the RTC shouldn't be sanctioned for bad-faith filing under the circumstances, when they know they hadn't intervened.
Now, here's the problem that I have with this situation, Mr. Cook. Your papers don't really address most of the issues that I have concerns about.
I'm trying to fit this situation into the Jersig[??] Standard. And my understanding of the criminal statute is that any member of the group can serve as a plaintiff in this kind of a civil-rights action, and if they prevail, if the group prevails, or if the people prevail, then there can be statutory . . . an award of statutory damages to each plaintiff without a showing that any individual plaintiff was really injured.
In other words, each individual plaintiff doesn't have to show that he or she was injured in any particular way. That one may be injured in one way; one may be injured in another way. One may be injured just because they're a member of this group, and the . . . the concern is how that meshes with willful and malicious injury under Jersich[SP?].
And how the Court can possibly reconcile the two. And your brief doesn't deal with it. It deals with . . . your papers don't deal with it in the sense that I . . . I don't have a complaint, for example, from a specific person showing a specific injury to that person and asking for a specific amount of damages that were caused directly by the injury to that person.
I don't know whether the underlying judgment-first the criminal and then the civil-was based on the required subjective intent to cause injury within the meaning of the 523 standard. [Murmuring in background.]
But is, for example, taking down somebody's license plate number or putting up the coordinates of the RTC facility a willful and malicious injury to everybody in the group in the context of 523(a)6?
It may be a violation of a criminal statute. I'm not saying it isn't, but how does it fit within the cases under 523(a)6?
What evidence do I have as to the particularized injury that each of these plaintiffs have? How would I measure damages to these plaintiffs? Would I just award the statutory damages, which are not based, really, on any computation of their particularized injury?
There's no computation of their particularized injury here. How does that scheme fit within 523(a)6? [Murmuring in background.]
One person may have been injured, another not, or more than another. But I have no particularizations of the injury, and I have no particularizations of the amount. I just have this statutory scheme, and I've never seen a 523(a)6 case in that context. [Murmuring in background.]
There is no factual support before the court for the proposition that these particular plaintiffs were actually injured, as that term is used for purposes of 523(a)6, or the amount of their actual injury.
WEISSBRODT: Right. They're going to now, basically, file their papers all over again, because their papers don't, in my opinion, satisfy a summary-judgment standard. So they're going to basically be filing papers. And I don't want your . . . .
HENSON: [??] [Starting to talk as Weissbrodt continues]
WEISSBRODT: I don't want you to incorporate all this old stuff, so I have to go back and forth between two sets of briefs, Mr. Cook. You should just file a set of papers that I don't have to go back through the old papers and try to . . . .
COOK: I . . . I . . . I certainly understand the Court's concerns, and I'd be . . . . I will honor the Court's concern on that issue.
WEISSBRODT: Thank you. Mr. Henson?
HENSON: Sure. 90 days would be fine.
WEISSBRODT: So that would be September 12. Do you want to reply?
COOK: Yes, sir.
WEISSBRODT: How much time?
COOK: Uh well, the reply should be that bad, but we're going to look at 30 days.
WEISSBRODT: OK, that would be October 12, and, Mr. Cook, you're going to have to help me, because I don't have calendars into November of 2006 yet. So if you would get in touch with Miss Bracegirdle in the summer, she'll give you a date in November for the hearing. I just don't have it yet.
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How Much Happiness would you like for Your Money
by Taras Pano
translated from Russian text at
April 8, 2006
-- Vladimir Petukhov, psychologist, chairman of the board for the Family and Personality Protection Society and FECRIS member
- How far has Dianetics and Scientology spread in Ukraine?
-- It's spread enough through the Dianetics centers. Besides that, once people start taking Dianetics courses, they do their best not to let them out again. You can pay until it hurts. Once your money is gone, you have yourself to offer, your labor.
Our Church of Scientology reports to Moscow. That is a very strong organization. Those who have been to training in the Moscow center say that there is nothing more to do even in New York after studying in Moscow. In Ukraine the Church of Scientology is still in the formative years as a religious organization. But don't let that deceive you. The organization has a definite strategy of infiltration. Like here they've begun to infiltrate in the capacity of Dianetics centers that are engaged in introducing Hubbard's technology on administration. The first wave of infiltration and entrenchment are people in the areas of business or who are acquainted with politicians, that way they can exemplify them as products of their technology. At the next level there is the creation of Dianetics centers, which operate as social organizations. And then the first Church of Scientology appears and begins carrying out a complex program.
- There is this "standard model" of infiltration, so how can the Church of Scientology operate under diverse circumstances in each individual country?
-- That is the point, they can't. They have a strategy and technology to infiltrate society. Everything is licensed. Everything is arranged by the Religious Technology Center. And nothing will be done, written or distributed without a resolution from that center. The Church of Scientology has a strict, hierarchical structure. At its center is the Sea Organization, a small elite -- Religious Technology Center, which controls the right to the "Dianetics" and "Scientology" trademarks, the Church of Scientology International, the international mission and the local missions. But this rigid structure is awash in a mass of associated programs. For example, the program to fight psychiatry is opening up. Its registered as a social organization, distributes information about abuse by psychiatrists, says its goal is fighting them and calls this "fighting for human rights." It should be said though that at the same time a different division of the church would not scorn psychiatrists who published positive results about their work if they were to succeed in obtaining such a result. In Russia, for example, an independent psychiatric center writes laudatory articles about them, but the Serbskiy Institute criticizes their activities. It does not make sense here to uncritically believe all psychiatrists.
- Does Narconon try to hide its connection to Scientology?
-- They say they have a purely preventive program. In their program of eight stages detoxification is actually in last place. They put the emphasis on their preventive educational measures. In Kharkov the Institute of Postgraduate Education, which makes expert opinions on school programs, gave a negative review to the Narconon program. But the team from regional administration acted to authorize it. The initiator of the program, Marina Gribanova, herself actually believes in it and is very sincere. This is awful, because blind faith does not give room for doubt or for departure from the general line. That is why we call this sort of organization totalitarian.
- How does a person usually get into the Church of Scientology or into Dianetics courses?
-- For instance, I dropped in at the supermarket in Kharkov. On the counter were books, 70% of them by Hubbard. They grabbed my sleeve and pushed "Dianetics" into my hand. "Do you have higher education?" Yes? Look here, everything you studied is unimportant. You'll find everything in this book, and understand that this is true science. Not a single word about religion. Nobody can tell you this is religion. Besides that, in most cases, if you say they are dealing in religion they'll say we are the Dianetics center. We are a social organization! And the rank-and-file are perfectly sincere. And in this case there is one manager. Sometimes you hear something like, "We are only taking advantage of what Hubbard wrote, but we are not Scientologists." They try to create the impression that Scientology is one thing, but Hubbard's book are another. But that's a lie. They are overstocked. The Hubbard Institute makes the arrangements and the Religious Technology Center stands behind the purity of technology.
- What about the "Free Zone"? It seems to us they don't have too good a relationship with the Church of Scientology.
-- That organization was one of the first to appear and is mainly engaged in using the commercial version of the technology. They had a consensus with the Church of Scientology worked out a long time ago. The Free Zone does without the religious doctrine and is directed towards people who have a pragmatic view of these things. But the ones who are behind all of this are the same ones. It is just a matter of under which roof they are operating. For example, as a social organization they operate in breach of law. They covertly rent a room and turn it into a Dianetics center. 700 griven a book. Is that a good social organization? And people buy them! And they have another program to process clients -- they say that you have to have this book. You buy it if you are persuaded that this book will solve all your problems. Why shouldn't the solution to all your problems cost 700 griven? People come under the influence and the methods of influence are well-known, described and widely adapted, especially group influence. In Scientology this sort of influence is set up as an assembly line. Unfortunately most people do not readily recognize it in context.
- Why do people go there?
-- This is a club of interests. Whatever reason people have, there is only one purpose, as in any totalitarian organization. They can serve this up to you with any sauce you like depending on your mental state of mind, education or scientific worldview. Whatever it takes to snag you, they snag. For example, if you have an interest in psychology, they "snag" you for testing. Psychology recognizes their "Oxford test" as invalid. Naturally, they don't tell you that. Same as they don't talk about the experiments with engrams that were conducted with the support of the Church of Scientology itself. There they explained there are no engrams. But people go there and will continue to do so. Because someone needs this.
-- Money and power. Old as dirt, but it works. In this organization you can actually have a sense of yourself as a superhuman.
We went to the head of the office for religious affairs for Kiev's city administration, Anatoli Lysenko, with questions about the official status of the Church of Scientology in Kiev city.
- Why exactly was the Church of Scientology turned down for registration?
-- At the time the matter about registering the charter of the Church of Scientology with Kiev city was being examined it came to light that from 17 to 18 May 2003, with the assistance of the Russian structural unit of the Church of Scientology ("IHELP" 19-a Galushkina St., Moscow), a management skills training seminary was given in the conference auditorium of the "Turist" hotel complex (2 R. Okipnoi St.)
That event was a violation of art. 24 of Ukraine Law "On freedom of conscience and religious organizations," where it says that clergymen, religious preachers, instructors and other representatives of foreign organizations in which citizens of other countries appear and which take place in Ukraine, may engage in preaching religious beliefs, carrying out religious rites or other canonical activity only in those religious organizations from whom they have received an invitation, and with the official coordination of state organs with whom the charge (status) of the corresponding religious organization has been registered.
That event took place without informing the appropriate state organs and without their permission.
On February 18, 2004 Kiev citizen V.M. Pushkin filled out an application in the city government administration in which he asked that the activities of the Scientology center be stopped, and he based this on the negative influence the Church of Scientology activities had had upon his daughter. After taking courses at that church she gave the director of the center 1,500 griven. After her father intervened and appealed to the Denprovsky district prosecutor of Kiev city, the money was returned to the family.
In this way, one may consider that the establishment of a fixed sum of payment for receiving auditing and study of Scientology scripture in agreement with established church fees are a compulsory imposition upon believers and a violation of art. 18 of the Ukraine Law "On freedom of conscience and religious organizations."
Art. 4 of the Ukraine Law "On freedom of conscience and religious organizations" proclaims equal rights for citizens regardless of their attitude toward religion. Restrictions for the citizen who expresses a desire to attain a higher level of perfection through Scientology but who does not have the means to pay the Church's "voluntary donations" puts him in an unequal position to other people and violates his right to freedom of conscience, this is proclaimed in art. 3 of Ukraine Law "On freedom of conscience and religious organizations."
Taking into account the interpretation provided by article 15 of the Ukraine Law "On freedom of conscience and religious organizations," Kiev's city government administration passed order No. 1774 of September 23, 2004 "On the denial of registration for the charter of the religious community 'Church of Scientology City of Kiev."
The order does not violate the citizen's rights guaranteed by the Constitution of Ukraine, the Declaration on State Sovereignty of Ukraine or the standards for international rights recognized by Ukraine, the social justice, equality and protection of rights and legal interests of citizens regardless of their attitude toward religion, and provides for the observation of the obligations of religious organizations by state and society.
- The Church of Scientology has received a quite positive expert opinion from the religious studies department of the Institute of Philosophy of Ukraine's National Academy of Science. Could this influence the decision for registration?
-- In response to inquiry No. 015-1012 of 14 December 2005 from deputy chairman V. Ilgova of Kiev's city government administration to correspondent-member National Academy of Science (NAS) Ukraine, the director of G. Skovorody Institute of Philosophy NAS Ukraine, doctor of philosophical science professor M. Popuvich with regard to the official conclusion of G. Skovorody Institute of Philosophy NAS Ukraine about the religious and cult practices of the Church of Scientology, an answer was received from the deputy director of the department of religious studies of the G. Skovorody Institute of Philosophy NAS Ukraine, A. Kolodny, of July 2, 2005, ser. no. 37, that said Scientology was a complicated phenomena, but in its operations Scientology went beyond the limits of that which would be called a religious cult. Thus a definitive determination on the Church of Scientology as a religious community in Ukraine does not exist.
- Don't they consider the operations of this religious organization as those of a destructive cult?
-- The terms "totalitarian sect" and "destructive cult" do not exist in the legislation of Ukraine, so therefor the answer to your question does not fit in the competency of the main administration.
to be continued ...
The second part, posted the prior week, featured an interview with:
-- Yekaterina Penkova, Public Affairs Officers for Church of Scientology Kiev.
- Why is the Church of Scientology not registered in Ukraine as a religious organization?
-- In 2004 we submitted documents to the city administration for registration and received a rejection. Just recently we tried to register with the State Department for Issues of Religion, but they took away the documents.
-- We understand that they refused us -- the situation for us is not favorable now. Unfortunately the decision in the Department was not very objective.
- Why don't you take them to court?
-- We don't want to. It is expensive and takes a long time. Indeed, our court system is not very perfect -- we understand that we would have to go through all the court hearings and that the result would be incomprehensible. For example, the Moscow Church had to go to the European Court for Human Rights. The judgment is supposed to be released next year. We'll be waiting for it, and because it's a European court, its decision will undoubtedly reflect on the situation in Ukraine. We are ready to cooperate and work within the framework of the state's requirements. But we were asked about our registration. You are there, and we don't bother you. It's not essential to register under Ukraine law.
- So why aren't you registered? You are there and nobody is bothering you.
-- We would like to get the status of legal person. Then we would have more opportunities. We would be able to rent a respectable office, and print material. Not have problems with getting packages from overseas. Sometimes books arrive at the customs office and we, not being a legal person, are not able to retrieve them.
- So far as we know, the Church of Scientology operates not only as a church, but also the Dianetics Center, which has the status of social organization. Are they in a position to fulfill the necessary legal formalities?
-- This is not correct. We are still a religious, not a social, organization. The practice of registering religious organizations as social organizations exists in Russia, where there is a common law for religious and social organizations. We are a religion and should be registered as religion. We have a religious cult -- we conduct baptismal ceremonies, funerals, weddings and we practice auditing. This is a spiritual practice. This, by the way, is written in the expert opinion of the Institute of Philosophy, Ukraine National Academy of Science.
- And who commissioned the study?
-- This study was done for the Church of Scientology. We did it in preparation to submit documents for registration. We were told that the matter first had to be researched. The city administration told us that the expert appraisal would not happen -- we did not have a chance. So we took it to the Institute of Philosophy.
- Are there many Scientology communities in Ukraine?
-- In Ukraine Scientology, despite the official non-acknowledgment, is spreading energetically. We have 20 religious communities in various Ukraine regions. Those are only the communities of the Church of Scientology. The biggest ones are in Kiev, Kharkov, Kremenchug, Odessa and Uzhgorod. There are nearly 3,000 practicing Scientologists in Kiev, and several thousand in Kharkov. Besides that we have social organizations that are engaged with a few other operations. It's important that you understand the difference: there is the religion of Scientology and then there are social organizations that are built on the methods of Lafayette Ron Hubbard in different areas.
- And what kind of people go to Scientology?
-- All kinds. Scientologists are relatively young, on the average between 20 and 50 years old. Basically, of course, these are people with a high level of education, since Scientology, although it is for everyone, but not everyone can read a book and delve into the terminology.
- What social organizations associated with the Church of Scientology operate in Ukraine?
-- Narconon, for example. This organization is involved in giving lectures about harm from drugs in schools and universities. Now these lectures have received approval in the Ministry of Education and Science, the Ministry for Youth Affairs and the Ministry of Health. We've received excellent press. Everybody recognizes their effectiveness. Statistics show that in the Kharkov region where the lectures are given, the level of drug addiction is receding compared to other regions. These lectures -- and they are being given in all the Kharkov schools -- are based on the methods of Lafayette Ron Hubbard.
- When these lectures are given with the ministry's approval, are people told these are the methods of Ron Hubbard?
-- Well, these are not entirely Hubbard's methods. The lectures are based on the methods of Ron Hubbard. There is a spot in the lectures that talks about this. Experts rate it highly.
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Posted in Miscellaneous at 3:58 pm by Rick Ross
Apparently Air America Radio talk show host Janeanne Garofalo has gone gonzo for the Scientology-linked program "New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Project."
Has Garofalo gone gonzo?
On Friday April 28th Garofalo did her second show segment in the same month to promote the program based upon the teachings of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. This time the host of Majority Report allotted a 17-minute spot, for what came across as something like an infomercial.
CultNews previously reported about another Garofalo last April show promoting Tom Cruise's pet project in New York, which included Scientologist and sitcom star Leah Remini.
This time Ms. Janeanne had no Scientology celebrity, but practically chanted the Web site address of the controversial project and its phone number.
The talk-show host was like some pre-recorded device, pitching questions to Jim Woodworth, so that the project's head could hold forth with Hubbardisms.
And this isn't the first time Woodworth has run a controversial health program.
HealthMed, cited within the seminal article "Scientology: The Cult of Greed" by Time Magazine was run by Woodworth and had a history of controversy, as reported within a series of articles published by the LA Times. Doctors in the "Sunshine State" accused HealthMed of making "false medical claims" and "taking advantage of the fears of workers and the public about toxic chemicals and their potential health effects, including cancer."
Now it appears Woodworth may be attempting to do the same thing in New York, with increasing help coming from Janeanne Garofalo through Air America.
Doesn't anyone at this network read newspapers or bother to use the Internet?
It has been repeatedly reported that Woodworth and his project were officially dumped by FDNY. Its chief medical officer Dr. Kerry Kelly told the New York Times that there is no "objective evidence" to support Woodworth's bizarre claims that his subjects somehow sweat out toxins.
Garofalo/Woodworth, working like partners introduced "fireman/lawyer" Pete Gleason, who offered his personal testimonial. But that's subjective "evidence."
Eventually Gleason admitted that the detoxification project has no official recognition or status with NYFD.
Woodworth explained that the process he promotes often called the "purification rundown," which is something of a "religious ritual" amongst Scientologists, is a regimen of sauna stints combined with ingested doses of niacin and what housewives call "cooking oil."
In Ireland Professor Michael Ryan, head of the pharmacology department at a university, said the purification rundown is "not supported by scientific facts" and "not medically safe" reported the Irish Times.
"Majority Report" fans don't appear too happy and response to Woodworth wasn't good, based upon the sentiments expressed at its blog.
"I lost all respect for this show tonight. Why are they pumping up Scientology and junk science?"
"I wasn't really listening to the Scientology guy. It sounded like he kept saying he needed more funding. Is he trying to scam some faith-based initiative money?"
"Is there a specific program in the Majority Report studio to keep the television tuned to the Sci-Fi Channel?"
Garofalo gushes over Scientology-linked project
Even some fans of Janeane Garofolo's radio work were turned off by her praise for the project.
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It is funny that Wal-Mart was mentioned here. You will never guess where the INT Base guys did their baby junk shopping for Suri at? Yes- it is true! Looks like Suri might be heading up to the INT BASE if she aint there now. Hillary was the one who had to go pick up all of the baby crap and she actually went to Wal-Mart to get it! Little does Tomknow, he is giving them millions in cash and is set to give them a cool 50 million from MI:3, and they go to Wal-Mart to get his baby stuff. Well Hillary really would know how to find baby stuff right. Super Wal-Mart is as good as any other place right?
On Dave and Shelly having kids - No they do not have kids. Whatever person hired a PI and this person said they had kids was wrong. If they do have kids, they sure have kept it very low key and Shelly did not get pregant in order to have them. Shelly slaves for Dave full time. Although it looks like she has gone off the lines a bit and is more low key lately - probably dealing with Tom and Katie more than anything.
In terms of the Int Base going off for rewards. You are kidding right? The Int Base has not gone off for rewards in years! Even the last few christmas years not one dau wasgiven for a day off. They got the required 4 hours to go shopping at that was it. With Super Wal-Mart now open - All base staff can do their christmas shopping there!
Also if the press catch on to the fact that this is where Suri is at? Oh boy, then the press show up and then there are protesters there. This would be a total freakout for DM. The people under him would be shitting bricks ful time. Rinder would probably be up all night for days solving this one!
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[Hubbard's 2nd wife Sara writes to author Paulette Cooper.]
In 1972, this letter was stolen from author Paulette Cooper's New York apartment, photocopied, and returned to her apartment. It ended up in Scientology's extensive file on Paulette Cooper, which was brought to light as a result of the issuing of Federal search warrants on the Scientology cult.
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[Co$ incorporation papers]
If you know where any other Co$ entity incorporation papers are, let me know.
[The First Mother Church: Church of American Science, 1953]
It says so right in the document! So when did the Church of Scientology of California become the "mother church"?
Some documents at Roger Gonnet's web site:
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SunHerald.com -- South Mississippi's Home Page
Scientologists plan open house
'Dianetics' 56th year to be honored
By JEAN PRESCOTT
BILOXI - The Church of Scientology, Gulf Coast Mission, will celebrate the 56th anniversary of the publication of L. Ron Hubbard's "Dianetics" with an open house from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the mission in Vieux Marché.
Denise Quint and her husband, Mike Quint, a local optometrist, run the mission. She said: "Certainly there will be refreshments and an anniversary cake. And there will be literature available," but at the heart of it will be a video, "showing all day about Dianetics and the reactive mind and how you can rid yourself of the reactive mind."
The study of Dianetics and membership in the Church of Scientology are separate and distinct, Denise said.
Scientology nearly ready to unveil Super Power
In the works for decades, the closely guarded spiritual training program will be revealed in Clearwater.
By ROBERT FARLEY, Times Staff Writer
Published May 6, 2006
CLEARWATER - Matt Feshbach believes he has super powers. He senses danger faster than most people. He appreciates beauty more deeply than he used to. He says he outperforms his peers in the money management industry.
He heightened his powers of perception in 1995 when he went to Los Angeles and became the first and so far only "public" Scientologist to take a highly classified Scientology program called Super Power.
Where in L.A. did he do this?
"Just in Los Angeles," is all Feshbach will say. Super Power is that secret.
Under wraps for decades, Super Power now is being prepped for its eventual rollout in Scientology’s massive building in downtown Clearwater. That will be the only place worldwide where the program, much anticipated by Scientologists, will be offered.
A key aim of Super Power is to enhance one’s perceptions - and not just the five senses we all know - hearing, sight, touch, taste and smell.
Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard taught that people have 57 "perceptics." They include an ability to discern relative sizes, blood circulation, balance, compass direction, temperature, gravity and an "awareness of importance, unimportance."
Super Power uses machines, apparatus and specially designed rooms to exercise and enhance a person’s so-called perceptics. Those machines include an anti-gravity simulator and a gyroscope-like apparatus that spins a person around while blindfolded to improve perception of compass direction, said the former Scientologists.
A video screen that moves forward and backward while flashing images is used to hone a viewer’s ability to identify subliminal messages, they said.
Feshbach now lives in Belleair, where his wife, Kathy, runs a Scientology mission. Because he donated millions to the Super Power building fund, he was invited to undergo the program.
It’s geared toward creating a "more competent spiritual being," he said. "I’m not dependant on my physical body to perceive things."
Former Scientologists Bruce Hines and Chuck Beatty, once staffers at the church’s international base in Hemet, Calif., said that while on punishment detail, they made chairs of various sizes - ones big enough for a giant, others too small even for a child - that were set up in a room designed to hone one’s sense of relative sizes.Hines also said the Super Power program, which Hubbard wanted rolled out in 1978, met with delays during the 20-plus years that it was being piloted on church staffers.
One setback occurred when the church checked back on the staffers who had been through Super Power. It turned out, Hines said, many had left the church - hardly the expected outcome.
"The fact that it was around in 1978 and it’s still not worked out 28 years later, that’s pretty significant," Hines said.
The Super Power program will be ready to go the moment the new building is completed, he said. Scientology officials promise that will be 2007.
I saw a bit on TV where the DC church is expanding to a larger building, and the news reporters set out to find what people in the neighborhood think. It was all positive, except one woman who complained that she walks on the sidewalk in front of the church a lot and they have repeatedly invited her in for a tour over the years. I was a little surprised that no one had anything much negative to say and the majority thought they are good neighbors and welcome them.
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