Alt.religion.scientology Week in Review

Volume 10, Issue 20 - May 20 2006

Russian Scientologist Convicted

"Russian Official convicted 2 years 2 months for having spent govt money to send people in scientology" was posted 17 May 2006.

This is an update on Boris Shalimov, a Far East Russian district official who was caught several years ago sending workers to Hubbardist courses at government expense. It is revealed in recent news that his former district is to be one end of an oil pipeline. Previous articles give accounts of events leading up to his present predicament.

[the translator, thanks a lot to what he did! has collected a number of the articles of that story]]

In a different, unrelated 2006 case, former Russian Scientology student Viktor Kirienko was involved in the talks concerning Russia offering to provide Iran with enriched uranium for peaceful purposes

[Kirienko was prime minister for six months.]

* 5-16-06 Shalimov sentenced to two years two months
* 3-16-06 Simple Issues interview with Anatoliy Gaynutdinov, administration chief of the Skovorodinsky district
* 11-21-05 A visit to Boris Shalimov's holding cell
* 11-21-05 News in the criminal cases of former government officials
* 9-7-05 Boris Shalimov's criminal case not closed
* 7-29-05 Former Skovorodinsky district chief Boris Shalimov released from prison
* 7-27-05 Shalimov will not be released right away
* 7-25-05 Boris Shalimov in corrections center awaiting papers from capital
* 7-5-05 Supreme Court examines complaint by former head of Skovorodinsky district
* 6-2-05 Regional council upholds appeal to release Boris Shalimov
* 5-23-05 Boris Shalimov still under lock and key
* 4-18-05 Boris Shalimov detained illegally says lawyer
* 4-13-05 Skovorodinsky district judges refuse Shalimov case
* 3-16-05 Three Lawyers for Boris Shalimov
* 2-24-05 Boris Shalimov has not been at work this term
* 2-15-05 4,000 pages in Boris Shalimov's criminal case

May 16, 2006
Alpha Channel

Former chief of Skovorodinsky district in Amursky region Boris Shalimov has been sentenced to two years two months confinement in general population. The court's decision was released late yesterday evening.

Shalimov's criminal case was filed in 2004, when he was a deputy of the regional council of people's deputies and head of the Skovorodinsky district of Amursky region. The investigation established that 750,000 rubles were transferred from the district's budge to a Moscow company. Boris Shalimov was in a cell in Blagoveshchensk prison from January to July 2005, but then was released on condition he remain in the area. Shalimov gave his interpretation of the case against him on the "Simple Issues" program on Alpha channel in August 2005. The hearing for Shalimov's case in Skovorodinsky district court took place on Monday, continued for six extra hours and ended at almost 9 p.m. The former district chief was convicted on a total of three articles of the criminal code, two of which are classified as felonies: article 160, misappropriation of another's property, committed in performance of official duties; article 285, misuse of authority by agency head of local self-government; and article 289, illegal collaboration of government official with business operations.

In addition to that, the court decided Shalimov was libel to make up damages to the district budget in the amount of 641,000 rubles. He will not be able to hold a government position for two years.

From AlphaTV.Ru

Simple Issues

March 16, 2006

Anatoliy Gaynutdinov, administration chief of the Skovorodinsky district

Igor Gorevoi:

-- One of the richest districts of the Amursky region is the Skovorodinsky district. It is also one of the most notorious of recent times. Its former head, Boris Shalimov, is currently in custody as a flight risk. The current head, Anatoliy Gaynutdinov, is today's guest on the Simple Issues program.

-- Anatoliy Nurzagayanovich Gaynutdinov, how did the Skovorodinsky district suddenly become rich? Where do you make your money?

-- One can say that the first matter was to collect tax debts. There was a time when the railroad, for a long period, and not only with us, but with other districts too, did not pay their taxes. They were accumulating, and the first action we took was to send a statement to the transportation ministry and the transportation chief, now he's the president. The case was properly examined, and finances started to flow. We are starting to get something back.

-- While other districts have not managed to do this, you succeeded completely, and therefore the district is receiving large payments.

-- We went through a vast amount of correspondence besides. According to the vertical line of authority, by this I mean the Transportation Ministry, we sent in all the particulars so that taxes were easily settled. This was their debt. The debt was settled satisfactorily and successfully.

-- They say the former district chief was giddy with success. Possibly from this, too. And he began to criticize the governor too obviously and too frequently, perhaps to point out his faults. What a result this brought. You were Shalimov's first deputy. Is there any measure of truth in these rumors?

-- I think there is more speculation than truth to the matter.

-- Your prognosis on how the story will come to a close? Is it going to court now?

-- Yes it's going to court, starting this fall. The case will be a procedural decision, this is understandable. There they will listen to the other side, too. They will study the evidence. And there I'll appear as a witness. Now the two sides are engaged in debate. That means one side presents an argument and the other, the defense, defends his position. It's difficult to predict what is yet to come.

-- What is your prediction?

-- I think that nothing serious will happen there.

-- Today you hear about Skovorodino at the highest levels almost as often as Blagoveshchensk. This is in connection with construction of the "Taishet - Skovorodino - Pacific Ocean" oil pipeline. What has been done already in preparation for construction or research?

-- This project will require a lot of time. From 13 to 16 December, at the invitation of Transnefti, I and a delegation from the Amursky regional administration went to Omsk to familiarize ourselves with the existing network there, and with the existing system of supplying the oil pipeline. We also got together with general director Chemakiniy. Correspondingly, we had a press conference, where certain questions were asked. How is Skovorodinsky district affected? That the pipe will go all the way from Taishet to Skovorodino is understandable. The most natural point in this sector is Skovorodino. A huge terminal will be constructed there, judging from what we saw in Omsk. 150,000 tons of oil are permanently kept in Omsk. In Skovorodinsky district that will be 500,000 tones. This is a huge volume of oil that will be permanently stored, will be pumped into containers. A two-way spur track -- in different directions -- will be created as soon as possible. The line will be flowing constantly and, of course, by demand.

-- You are getting a lot of new labor positions. How many are you planning for?

(article continues)

November 21, 2005

Journalists from AlphaTV.Ru managed to visit the holding cell where well-known city and regional men Boris Shalimov and Evgeniy Grigorev are in custody. Detention cell management does not usually tell journalists who is where. Actually, cell 237's current occupants were brought someplace else while the camera was rolling, and did not manage to give their opinion about their famous bunkmates. But correctional officers say that neither Boris Shalimov nor Evgeniy Grigorev were model prisoners.

The cell's occupants' sense of humor did not extend all the way inside. The "Welcome" sign on the mat made in China belies its goodwill and naiveté. But this is the only object here whose purpose is to create comfort. All the rest is standard and official.

This is not a VIP cell, the correctional officer specifies. They wanted to make a cell with a two-digit number, furnished like a hotel, with air conditioner, stuffed furniture and other odds and ends that would perhaps ease the burden of confinement, but that would take money, which they don't have. Therefore instead of the air conditioner they have the usual little fort: you start with a bit and get more. Relatives of the inmates brought in the refrigerator and the television. Actually, it is almost impossible to get them back. This is humanitarian aid which has been left for the brothers in need, says the corrections officer. Naturally the prison knows that there are famous people in this cell, but they do not do anything special for them. The only thing, they say in confinement, is that now these prisoners - intelligent people - are a rarity. They behave themselves and don't break the rules. The list of rules on the wall in the cell is old and yellow, but penciled in is an item about financial remuneration for work in the corrections system. After all, Shalimov and Grigorev were accused of financial crimes. On the whole, cell number 237 is the same as the rest in this building. Former duties and regalia somehow fade away behind the steel doors and grilled windows. The only people here are those restricted in freedom of movement.

November 21, 2005

News in the criminal cases of former government officials.

This week the criminal case concerning a former government official has been reborn. The city court changed the preventive detention for former chairman of the committee for municipal property administration Evgeniy Grigorev and released him from confinement, where he has been since the beginning of June. As a reminder, in May the prosecutor filed the criminal case against the former government official, specifying articles on fraud and negligence.

However the investigation did not manage to prove a number of violations that Grigorev had been accused of. He is also being detained as a flight risk. Nevertheless, they say, this does not affect the investigation for the days he spent in China with former first mayor of Blagoveshchensk Viktor Cheremisiniy. In the opinion of many observers, Evgeniy Grigorev's criminal case is a continuation of a conflict with old and new city management.

Still being detained as a flight risk is a former government official, former Skovorodinsky district head Boris Shalimov. He was accused under three articles of the criminal code: misappropriation of another's property, misuse of official authority and illicit collaboration in business activity.

Boris Shalimov's court hearing had been set for October 26, but was rescheduled for December because of illness of the accused's attorney. According to unofficial information, the defense is trying to gain time. Boris Shalimov has two lawyers, and the illness of one of them is said to be only a pretext to delay proceedings.


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Scientology Fact & Fiction

Chip Gallo posted "Scientology Is (Scary) News!" on 19 May 2006.

If you have walked the streets near a Scientology "org," you probably have seen the body routers, book sellers or foot soldiers handing out lecture/video tickets. These operations are part of the human intake system described below.

Scientology, Inc. has a number of "entry routes" used to procure customers. These so-called entry routes attempt to replace legitimate functions or services of society with Hubbard's twisted model of reality, actively encouraged by various arms of the organization and not always under the corporate banner. Anti-drug lobbying is a continual activity and can even be observed in the a.r.s. newsgroup.


TV Reporters and other media usually can't assess and report on it because, by org policy, reporters cannot be allowed on Introductory Courses. They fail the mandatory "A-J" security check by being someone who is there to report on Scientology. Occasionally a reporter gets past the metered interview, takes a class, writes a piece and it blows up all over Scientology, Inc.'s area of control. This has happened recently in LA, NY and London and illustrates why the A-J check is key in maintaining the veil of secrecy.

In place of truthful reporting, we get Sylvia Stanard or someone like her, well drilled in PR and routinely security checked for any slight chink in the thought control armor. The Office of Special Affairs (OSA) manages all external media contacts to assure that only "acceptable truths" are told. For that reason you will never see a Scientology spokesperson asserting that black people are more aberrated and harder to audit (although Hubbard said this numerous times both in writing and on tape) or that all women are below 1.1/covert hostility on the tone scale (the book "Science of Survival") or that any orientation other than heterosexual is low toned and dangerous to society (again SOS); or even that a woman's place is in the home. To his further discredit, Hubbard spoke out against democracy and democratic principles in a policy letter that is required to be at the front of every course pack.

No matter how much real estate is bought or how lavish the orgs become, it doesn't make these kinds of ideas any more palatable to general society. Scientology is in fact news but for all the wrong reasons.

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Scientology Foggery a Cult Operation

On 19 May 2006, "Muldoon" posted "Why does 'Truth Seeker' spam this NG?". ("Truth Seeker" is a poster disruptive to the news group.)

Truth Seeker is a Scientology cult fake-critic mental-confusion spam bot operation.

[long link]



"Truth Seeker" responded

Why does "Muldoon" pretend to be a critic when in fact he's really a scientologist?


"Magoo" posted

["Truth Seeker" i]s not a critic: He's running programs, and that's EXACTLY how they run.

The articles he's written/copied, for the most part, that sound critical of Scientology, have been written by others way before he arrived. He copy's my posts on OSA all the time, claiming now they're his. They're not his: You can go LOOK in Google and find my old posts, or on and read them. I posted it way before he did.

He's a rip off, con artist: PERIOD, with zero character, zero courage, and thus he hides behind a phony nick.


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Nazi Foggery a Cult Operation

Under the subject "Persecution complex after 1st Mission Impossible", "Feisty" posted several texts illustrating the cult tactic of recrimination as described above, but on a grander scale. This post was part of an exchange with a possible ex-Scientologist and former resident of the Federal Republic of Germany who now lives in the US.


$cientology Freedom Magazine claims:

Attempted boycott of Mission: Impossible Art of the Third Reich

In addition to boycotting works involving Scientology artists, German officials have also employed propaganda art to spread outrageous falsehoods-not only about Scientology...

In a paper entitled "Art As Propaganda Against Jews and Scientologists: Echoes of the Past Renewed in Germany," Dr. Stephen C. Feinstein,

Jewish authority on European history and art, writes that current attacks in Germany on minority religions, including Scientology, are indisputably replays of the attacks on Jews in the 1930s.

Feinstein, chairman of the history department at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, says that "many of the attacks and representations of Scientology bear more than a slight resemblance to the misuse of art during the Third Reich in the anti-Semitic campaigns against the Jews ". His paper...describes them thus:

"The extremely negative and anti-Semitic images of the Jew which appeared in Julius Streicher's Der Stürmer are well-known. Certain themes which appeared in that Nazi newspaper and other manifestations of public propaganda art during the Third Reich are useful to cite, as they seem to have provided some sort of negative memory which has now been recalled and applied to the attack on Scientology.


Author David Irving (from the IHR) says something different about the quotes of from the Mission Impossible persecution Freedom Magazine article author, Mr. Feinstein -


For one thing, Mr. Feinstein asserts that he wrote the pamphlet in the service of "human rights," but he says not a word about how he came in the first place to make the Church of Scientology his cause, an organization that Time magazine has called a "cult of greed and power" and "a ruthless global scam." Whether one agrees with Time's characterization or not, surely there were many other more pressing human-rights concerns that might have engaged his interest in 1996, the year he wrote his pamphlet?

The mystery of Mr. Feinstein's involvement in this strange cause is not hard to solve. As he has admitted to the Forward, he was paid to write the pamphlet by the Scientologists themselves. The Scientologists are known for being both extremely wealthy and extremely generous to those who consent to serve their purposes. Mr. Feinstein has thus far declined to reveal exactly what compensation he received but other such cases involved sums in excess of $10,000.

What is particularly unsettling is that Mr. Feinstein's pamphlet appeared while the Scientologists were in the midst of an aggressive crusade against the German government, which they incessantly likened to Adolph Hitler's Third Reich. As can be seen from the title of Mr. Feinstein's publication, "Art as Propaganda Against Jews and Scientologists in Germany: Echoes of the Past Reverberate in the Present," it fully joins in the spirit of the Scientology propaganda effort. The essay is replete with analogies likening the "victimization" of Scientologists in Germany today to the Nazi war against the Jews.

Mr. Feinstein is being disingenuous when he states that the U.S. State Department has expressed concerns about Germany's treatment of the Scientologists. He fails to inform readers of a crucial fact: the State Department has unequivocally condemned the very same Scientology campaign in which he has taken such an active part.

Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, for example, has said that "comparisons between what happened under Nazism and what is happening now [to Scientologists] are historically inaccurate and totally distasteful." In 1996, the year Mr. Feinstein's pamphlet came out, the State Department's official spokesman declared that the analogies are "outrageous" and "wildly inaccurate" and that "we in the U.S. Government feel a responsibility to defend the German Government from those charges."

The State Department is hardly alone in this stance. Leaders of major Jewish organizations like Abraham Foxman, president of the Anti-Defamation League, have also spoken out. Foxman has called the analogies "an affront to the Jewish community." Ignatz Bubis, the leader of Germany's Jewish community, has characterized the Scientologists' campaign as "a smear against the memory of the victims of national-socialism."

While I do not believe, as Mr. Feinstein incorrectly imputes to me, that all parallels between the Holocaust and other instances of genocide are ipso facto out of bounds, the analogies he has drawn between the Scientologists and Hitler's victims are an insult to the memory of the Jews of Europe who were driven from their homes and murdered in concentration camps. For a professor of Holocaust studies to indulge in such comparisons is bad enough. That it was done for money and in the service of a dangerous cult makes it a far more serious transgression.

This guy writes for the IHR?

$cientology had something to do with the IHR, didn't they?
November 2005 anniversary: Escape Route from Scientology

The scheme to take over the IHR was unveiled on Oct. 1, 1993. By pre-arrangement on that date the IRS also granted the tax exemption to Scientology that it had tried to get for three decades... In return for the tax exemption, the deceitful Scientology agents pulled off a coup inside the IHR.

Can $cientology deny that Mr. Feinstein was paid to write that for the Freedom Magazine?

And can they deny what Madeleine Albright and other people who have said the claims made by $cientology in this article are disgusting?


The Hitler Card
Alias: Argumentum ad Nazium

Type: Guilt by Association


In almost every heated debate, one side or the other-often both-plays the "Hitler card", that is, criticizes their opponent's position by associating it in some way with Adolf Hitler or the Nazis in general. No one wants to be associated with Nazism because it has been so thoroughly discredited in both theory and practise, and Hitler of course was its most famous exponent. So, linking an idea with Hitler or Nazism has become a common form of argument ascribing guilt by association.

Some instances of the Hitler card are factually incorrect, or even ludicrous, in ascribing ideas to Hitler or other Nazis that they did not hold. However, from a logical point of view, even if Hitler or other Nazis did accept an idea, this historical fact alone is insufficient to discredit it.

The Hitler Card is often combined with other fallacies, for instance, a weak analogy between an opponent and Hitler, or between the opposition political group and the Nazis. A related form of fallacious analogy is that which compares an opposition's actions with the Holocaust. This is a form of the ad Nazium fallacy because it casts the opposition in the role of Nazi. Not only do such arguments assign guilt by association, but the analogy used to link the opposition's actions with the Holocaust may be superficial or question-begging.


* Josie Appleton, "I'm right're a Nazi", Spiked, 1/24/2002
* Nigel Warburton, Thinking from A to Z (Second Edition) (Routledge, 2001), "Bad Company Fallacy".

The peasant's love of the land is stimulated and transferred to an acceptance of his place in the present regime by such pronouncements as this:(28)

The peasant, sticking to his soil, tilling all the time, knows what it means to own the ground. There is a higher value besides the one registered in the Hall of Records. Men of the big cities, the heaps of stones, of the fountain pen, of the ledger, of the sewing needle . . . do not know any more what Mother Earth should mean to them.

" Actually, have you ever noticed how a Negro, in particular down south, where they're pretty close to the soil, personifies MEST? The gatepost and the wagon and the whip and anything around there-a hat. They talk to them, you know. "What'sa mattuh wi' you hat?" They imbue them with personality."

-L. Ron Hubbard, Therapy section of Technique 80, Part I, "Route to Infinity", 21 May 1952

MEST stands for Matter, Energy, Space, and Time. In the above context, it can be likened to mud or solids or non-awareness. As one moves up in spirituality, Scientology style, one moves further and further from MEST, or rather, from the effects of MEST. One becomes able to shape and control MEST by will power alone. But our sorry Negro here is so far down the ladder of spirituality that he personifies MEST. The insult does not end there. Picture some guy taking his hat off his head, holding it in front of his face, and talking to it. He actually thinks that the hat can give him attention.

Other generalities are effective in appealing to special groups. The farmers have been heartened to endure the poor return from their toil by a whole magnificat, written on the theme of Blut und Boden (blood and soil). They are told that they are of the "glorious peasant state," and each householder is given the honored title of Bauer. (The translation of this word, "peasant" or "farmer," does not convey the same connotation which the original does to National Socialist Germany, where the meaning is more that of a "creative builder.")

"Strength through Joy"(17) is designed to employ all of the laborer's leisure activities and to see that in these his "spirit" is coördinated with the "common" good. This makes it possible to check the way he spends his leisure hours and to prevent his developing and expressing opposition to the régime

Such words as "labor" and "sacrifice" are given additional "virtue" by ceremonials and dramatic awards.(15)

The régime utilizes the word "science" to sanction practices, policies, beliefs, and races which it wants approved.

They are told that they are of the "glorious peasant state," and each householder is given the honored title of Bauer. (The translation of this word, "peasant" or "farmer," does not convey the same connotation which the original does to National Socialist Germany, where the meaning is more that of a "creative builder.")

The flattery, the insignia, and the verbal consolations offered to workers on the land have their parallels in those offered to industrial laborers. Nazi propagandists praise the "dignity of labor" and organize festivals in its honor. Labor, they assert, is filled with a new spirit; and to guard this spirit is the task, or mission

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Power Hour Promotes Scientology Solution

"Lisa Ruby" posted "The Power Hour Promotes Scientology Solution for Child Protection Racket" on 20 May 2006.

The Power Hour Promotes Scientology Solution for Child Protection Racket

Like Alex Jones of, The Power Hour is promoting the "Church" of Scientology--not by a verbal endorsement, but by allowing their spokesmen to recruit for this dangerous New World Order organization by offering Scientology's solution to a very serious problem.

Joyce Riley and Dave VonKleist interviewed the Scientologist editor of Freedom Magazine, Thomas Whittle on The Power Hour radio broadcast on May 18th, 2006. Whittle presented the problem-the Child Protection Racket-and offered the "solution," which is found in the two free issues of Freedom Magazine. This interview (which included no warning about this dangerous New Age/NWO organization) and free magazine offer ultimately serves the purpose of all Scientology public relations endeavors: recruitment.



Social Response to Scientology

on television and in Blogs.

Chip Gallo posted a reference to a popular television show and Woggle posted a couple of blogs describing typical public reaction to Scientology.

Chip Gallo posted "SVU 'Derek Lord' Character Mentions Scientology" on 17 May 2006.

Tonight's entry of LAW AND ORDER SVU featured a teen who stopped taking her meds that had been effectively treated bipolar disorder. The teen ended up killing one and injuring others with her parent's vehicle along with some other unsavory behavior.

Rock star "Derek Lord" shows up to help defend the teenage girl. He rails against psychiatric drugs, says that the cops and prosecutor don't know what they are talking about on the subject. His litany of anti-drug crusaders includes Scientology. Eventually the girl goes off her meds again and the judge sends her to Bellevue because continuing the medication was a condition of her parole.



"Woggle" posted "So we visited the Scientology Center in New York today and took a tour from one of their reverends" on 18 May 2006 from

When we walked in, we were immediately struck by the fact that everyone was walking around smiling. Naturally, we felt completely alienated.


But we did ask our guide (who is relatively high up in the organization) about the Church's policy on homosexuality. The marriage, the family, and procreation are very important to the religion. In addition, celebrities like Tom Cruise and John Travolta are often rumored to have joined the religion to curb those impulses, so it seemed like an obvious question. But our guide was stumped. It made us wonder whether the Pope ever says things like "I don't know." He stammered and said that Scientology didn't really deal with sexuality.

We pressed the issue, and eventually got him to concede that while gays are allowed to join, if they WANT to stop liking men, the Church has WAYS of making that happen. In other words, they have a cure. Since Scientology techniques are all about improving your life, it follows that one such improvement would be ridding yourself of the handicap of loving members of your own sex.



"Woggle" also posted "I Fear For the Children : East Toronto Scientology Mission" on 20 May 2006 from


There was one store set back from the rest, fronted by a large, sparsley decorated wooden facade, which, set into it was a few shelves of books.

My interest piqued, I took a quick second look.

The books read "Dianetics," on their covers. A sinking sensation filled my stomach.

My gaze shot quickly up to the stores signage. "East Toronto Scientology Mission".

I groaned. Seemingly overnight, like some evil garden weed, a Scientology brainwashing station had popped up in my backyard. In my backyard!

Is nothing sacred anymore?

I quickly resumed my walking, worried my fear induced paralysis might be interpreted as genuine interest on the part of the Mission's trained zombies.


So now the evil agents of L. Ron Hubbard have invaded our quiet corner of Toronto. I fear for the children.


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UK Freezone Conference

"bb" posted "TECH outside COS: UK Freezone conference" on 18 May 2006.

Briefing on the Spring Seminar in London by Henrik Sabol

We were at the Freezone Forum in London this month (May).

We met many people there keen to do Scientology whatever it takes. Some had not been in the Church for a long time; some were even trained in the 1950s under LRH in London. A number were interested in Rons Orgsdue to the way the technology of LRH is rigidly stuck to.

Three new people will be starting with us one from East Grinstead .:-)

I gave a briefing about my own progress on the Bridge (I am currently on Excalibur and doing very well indeed) and informed the audience that there is an unsuppressed Bridge to be had in Rons Orgs. I emphasised how important it was to have course rooms and properly supervised training, as Rons Orgs now have in Russia, Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Denmark and here in the UK. Some of the American guests noted that we now have that in USA too.



National Parents Association a Front Group

This post includes quotes from University of Alberta sociology professor Stephen Kent.

"Patty Pieniadz" posted "New Scientology Front Group-- National Parents Association" to the newsgroup on 17 May 2006, citing an article from


May 10, 2005

A new war over Ritalin

Scientology gets involved in a school board battle


At first glance, it seemed like a classic David-and-Goliath punch-up: Danielle Lavigueur, a separated mother of two living in Longueuil, on Montreal's South Shore, claims the high school her 12-year-old son Gabriel attends is pressuring her to medicate him with Ritalin for hyperactivity. She refuses to yield to the alleged demand, and eventually someone calls in the Children's Aid Society. Feeling besieged, Lavigueur confides in a friend, who introduces her to Raphaël Huppé, head of research for the Montreal-based National Parents Association (NPA). With the group's help, she finds herself a lawyer, and soon she's heading up a class-action suit for $11 million, claiming parents have the final say when it comes to whether a child should be given drugs. But what appears to be a story of a woman of modest means standing up to a school board is actually much more. It is also the tale of Quebec school boards confronted by the controversial Church of Scientology.

The NPA is a fledgling, two-man operation with a number of volunteers. George Mentis, the NPA's president, works alongside Huppé. Both men are open about being Scientologists when asked, although they deny the church has anything to do with the NPA. Scientology, they say, is simply their religion, and the NPA is only trying to help Lavigueur. In early media reports, Mentis has spoken up about the Lavigueur case, but without mentioning Scientology -- or the religion's objections to drug use. But Mentis acknowledges he has worked for the Montreal chapter of an organization called the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), which makes no effort to hide its connection to Scientology in the literature it freely hands out.


But the church's defence of parental rights is troubling because Scientologists have for decades waged a ferociously ideological war against psychiatry and modern mental health practices. The church is decidedly anti-drug. (Recall how Tom Cruise, the planet's most identifiable Scientologist, famously criticized Brooke Shields for having taken medication for her postpartum depression.) The CCHR is one of the means by which Scientologists wage that war.


University of Alberta sociology professor Stephen Kent, who has studied the Church of Scientology for 20 years, says it is laced with references to Russians and psychiatry as a red menace.

Scientologists view Hubbard's writings as scripture, which gives what he said in The War a lot of weight. Psychiatry, he wrote, is "a vehicle to undermine and destroy the West!" Hubbard vowed that Scientology will "take over total control of all mental healing in the West." In 1987, the CCHR undertook a major campaign against Ritalin. "There is a war, by Scientology, against psychiatry," Kent says, "and the CCHR is just part of that war."

Historically, the church has had two goals when it backs someone like Lavigueur, Kent says. The first is to discredit psychiatry and its treatments; the second is to convince people to adopt Scientology's own set of mental health techniques as a replacement for modern psychiatry. Lavigueur says neither Mentis nor Huppé have tried any such thing. Her only contact with the CCHR is indirect, through Mentis.

During the course of a 90-minute talk with Lavigueur, her son sits quietly in the living room. Like his mother, Gabriel is soft-spoken and comes across, in a brief meeting at least, as calm, sensitive and thoughtful. "I was mean to my mother a lot of the time, even though I didn't want to be," Gabriel recalls. He feels better now and says he doesn't want to take drugs anymore. He misses school. "I want to go back, but they won't let me. I'm losing all the friends I made." Throughout the ups and downs, Lavigueur has not seen fit to seek a second opinion from a pediatrician on what, if anything, ails Gabriel. "I regret giving him the drugs," she says. "It was hell, and now I see he's fine -- he's like any other kid. The more I think about it, the more I think it was all the change -- the new schools, the friends." And right now, some new friends include Scientologists.


Narconon's Day in Court

"Orkeltatte aka Ulf Brettstam" posted "Narconon granted a day in Court" on 16 May 2006.

Administrational court of appeal has granted Narconon a day in court. That is to say the ruling from the county administrational court that revoked the initial permission of starting ( actually relocating the Stockholm facility to outside N=E4ssj=F6 where I live) a new "rehabcentre" will be tried. . ( Kammarr=E4tten)

An appeal is always granted when a ruling in lower court needs to be changed OR if it is of importance to the judicial praxis OR if there are other specific reasons to do so.


A court ruling from the administrational court of appeal can be expected sometime in early fall. In the meantime Narconon are somewhat drained of money probably having to pay some kind of lease but not allowed to take in any clients.


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Superpower HCOBs

Ex-Sea Org staff Chuck Beatty posted "Answers someone asked me regarding Superpower HCOBs" on 14 May 2006.

QUESTION someone asked me a week ago on ARS:

" on superpower, are the superpower issues, are these *new* hcobs, 'discovered' among hubbard's writings or possibly written by someone else 'based on the works of lrh'? or are they *old* hcobs put together in a special collection for the superpower rundown? the sp rundown has been 'in planning' for years, hasn't it? didn't hubbard himself originate it?

Chuck Beatty's ANSWER:

The superpower issues will be "new" HCOBs compiled per LRH's checklist on how to compile new HCOBs. The LRH issue in 1978 on superpowerI saw in 1978, and again I seem to have seen it on the web, the same issue. It is by LRH, it's in ED (executive directive) form, either Central Office of LRH ED or some other Flag Base executive directive issue type.

On the point of how LRH's orders are compiled into issues, I think that will become real one day, when some day you get to actually see a couple dozen different examples of how LRH orders are turned into HCOBs. It is only done specifically per LRH's guidelines.

LRH was almost constantly dishing out orders. His orders in later years, from late 70's on, he'd dictate his orders to messengers who shorthanded his words, then messengers typed the despatches. A little later the messengers tape recorded him, and then typed his orders into despatches and distributed his orders as despatches. Later when LRH was "off the lines" his tapes would come down, people at Int transcribed the tapes, despatches were issued with the orders.

He was prolific in his orders. He even separately issued orders to certain people to gather up his other orders and compile a group of similar subject orders into a single HCOB or HCOPL.

So not only did he issue despatch orders, he orders those despatch orders to be sometimes compiled into HCO PLs.

Separately he issued over the years, a slew of orders about writing his orders into issues, and all sorts of nitty gritty details and guidelines.


Today all that's happening are the straggler old LRH orders never complied with somehow overlooked, or on the list of known unresolved but need still to resolved technical orders.

On these superpower HCOBs that will come out for the superpower traineees detailing how they will do the rundowns, these HCOBs are actually based LRH's specific 1978 superpower related orders, which many many people have priorly seen, including me, I saw the big long LRH written 1978 issue on superpower in 1978 when it came out, and it looks the same as the one I saw on the web in the last couple years.



International Xenu Day

"The Stark Fist of Removal" fielded a proposal for "International Xenu Day" on 15 May 2006.

I've been to a couple crazy events here in San Francisco, that happen around the world.


I'd like to see how much interest there is in an International Xenu Day on March 13th(or the nearest weekend), LRons Birthday. Every year all 80000 scientologists across the world have a big event to celebrate L Ron. That would be a perfect time for a group of trouble makers to dress up like aliens and hang out in front of the Shriners Auditorium (where they have it in LA), or in front of your local Scientology building.

Same terms apply, get drunk, surly, cause trouble etc.

We have 10 months to spread the word.


Barbz replied:

If the web can spawn an international Talk Like A Pirate day, it's certainly feasible that International Xenu Day could be a huge success.


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Report from Ybor City

An anonymous person posted "How LOW Can They Go?" on 16 May 2006.

This is my second report from Ybor City and I'm pleased to report that the Ybor City Life Improvement Center is in such bad shape it's practically being run by the Sea Org. Now, Peggy Haag, the E.D. is left to sending out Sea Orgers in UNIFORM to recruit in the streets of Ybor---talk about a turn off for the bar crowd that hangs out around here.

Since the Ybor Org is virtually empty day after day and night after night, I was wondering how they were managing to get the rent paid on the building. Well, last night I found out!


Last night though they were using the space to rehearse a play. I like plays so I stopped and watched the rehearsal. You could see right away it was a very amateurish production when two slouching teenagers crossed the "stage" carrying floppy, sloppy signs that said "BOO" and "HISS."

The "actors" were unattractive and slovenly---but worse, they were lousy actors! True dorks. Anyway, the scene that I watched involved a wacked out old man playing a psychiatrist called Dr. Loathesome. He was seeing a patient, an old snaggle toothed lady. The next thing I see he is dragging her to the couch and rolling around on top of her while the "voice over people" on mikes described the fact that Dr. Loathesome was sexually molesting his patient.

On cue, the two slouchy teenages glumphed across the stage with their Boo and Hiss signs as the "actors" scrambled to get to the next scene.

I figured right away this was our favorite cult. So I asked the people who work in the store what was going on with that play. They told me that it was a rehearsal for a FUNDRAISER being held there this Saturday night. I asked what they were raising funds for---they told me they're raising funds for the Ybor Life Improvement center. They also told me that if I wanted to buy a ticket for Saturday's performance, tickets were $60 if purchased in advance.


... with the only people who will buy those tickets: other Scientologists.



barbz wrote:

I thought that most businesses in Ybor think the cult is a pestiferous annoyance. How come the International Bazaar is helping their fund raising? Are the owners aware that it's Scientology they're supporting?

"banchukita" replied:

The International Bazaar is located in a larger, historic building that used to be the Spanish Club mutual aid society. They probably don't care who they're renting space to as long as it looks like they're having an artsy 'happening' on-site. The viejos who so lovingly laid the tile floor are spinning in their graves.


Tickets to Heatwave are $30 in advance, $35 at the door -- about half the cost of the tickets to the Scn play. (The radio station is also a nonprofit, and this is their biggest fundraiser of the year)

Part of this annual event is a street bazaar with mostly progressive organizations renting affordable table space to promote their causes or sell food or clothes. Scn, Inc. has rented table space for the past few years. I have noticed the table doesn't get much action.

-maggie, human being

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Possible Cult Connection

"Feisty" posted "GovTech/$cientology and Blackwell campaign (for Ohio Governor)" on 16 May 2006.

Govtech is E-Republic = $cientology


New Media Communications and its spin-off, Govtech Solutions, have received about $465,000 from the secretary of state's office, and New Media received $30,335 for its work on the Blackwell campaign.

Mr. Redfern characterized the relationships as "seedy," but Carlo LoParo, a spokesman for the Blackwell campaign, said the vendors were probably chosen for the campaign and the official office because of "familiarity" and "quality of work."

$cientology related?

From 2000 through 2004, Smart Solutions Inc., a computer systems integration, equipment, and networking company with three Ohio offices, received $1.1 million from the secretary of state's office. Since 1999, the company's employees have contributed

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News from Belgium

"8 pages article against the crime cult in Brussels, Belgium" was posted 17 May 2006.

Cultists want or have already bought à buiolding near the Justice Courts in Brussels.

They want, they say, install their european scam there.


A 8 pages article has been written in to-day's "Le Soir Hebdo" . Bravo to the journalist, Julie Barreau. Great SP job she did, xenu and company are very happy to name her an honorary ARS CC (wdne) member.

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