Article out of: Dag Allemaal,
number of readers READERS 1,7 million dutch reading people in Belgium
PRIMEUR: A FORMER MEMBER TESTIFIES.
"THEY EVEN COVER UP CHILD PONOGRAPHY"
A picture of Pieter Nierop.
Text: Three years ago Pieter Nierop stepped out of scientology. "I have lost 120.000 euro to this church" testifies the former member.
A picture of the entrance of Church of Scientology, European Office of Public Affairs & Human Rights.
Text: Scientology has a European Headquater in the Wetstraat in Brussels. The belgium Judiciary suspects the church to be a criminal organisation.
How Dangerous is Scientology in Belgium? For the first time a former member testifies.
"The cult is ruining lives. It drives people to suicide"
Dag Allemaal (Belgium) 05/20/2006
What does the Church of Scientology represent in Belgium? Is it really a dangerous cult, as the Belgian Judiciary says, or an innocent religion with followers such as Tom Cruise and John Travolta? Ex member Pieter Nierop (46) worked for years for scientology. He gives us a distressing insight of what lies behind the doors of the controversial church. Don't be mistaken, scientology is dangerous. The church wants world domination.
The european HQ of scientology are located in the heart of Brussels. The church owns a stately building on the Wetsraat. But this attractive facade is just that. A beautiful facade. At least, so say the Belgian Judiciary. They dont believe that scientology is a bona fide religion. Rather they view it as a dangerous cult. Ten years ago, a parliamentary specical comitee put scientology on its list of dangerous cults.
Scientology is indeed a cult . Says ex member Pieter Nierop. Nierop is a manager with a major energy entreprise. He worked for years with the Office of Specical Affairs (OSA). This division of scientology gathers information on members, but also on opponents and on politicians. My first contact with scientology took place on april 1st 1994 remembers Pieter. I was approached on the street. They asked me if I would like to take a personality test. Then they sold me their Dianetics book. In the eyes of the church, once you've bought something, you'r e a member for life.
Why did the message of Dianetics appeal to you? I had previously known someone who was a personal friend of L. Ron Hubbard. This got me interested. And the first test was free of charge. What did I have to loose? If you want to know more about scientology, the prices go right up. As things went going, I found myself paying more than 300 euros for just one book.
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PRIMEUR: EEN EX-LID GETUIGT.
"ZELFS KINDERPORNO WORDT ER IN DE DOOFPOT GESTOPT"
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From: Le Soir Magazine, Brussels, May 16, 2006, p. 10-12.
Original title: "BRUXELLES - Nouveau centre européen de la Scientologie"
By Julie Barreau
[Translator's note: This is the first part of a three-part article, and the first sidebar out of four. Everything between square brackets is mine. I've kept street names in French. People who want to web this might want to take a look at the publisher's original PDF files, available at http://www.anti-scientologie.ch/lesoir-magazine.htm to make sense of the layout and perhaps, ahem, borrow the photographs. Note: doing so, as well as posting this translation itself, is undoubtedly in breach of copyright, but don't tell anyone that, ok? Until a few years ago, I would have politely asked the publication for permission before posting, but it has been my experience that newspapers and other periodicals don't really mind when single articles from past issues are reproduced for an audience that is outside their sales area anyway. This is a quick-and-dirty effort, there are some things for which better alternatives will no doubt come into my mind just after I've posted this.]
[FIRST PART OF MAIN ARTICLE, p. 10-12]
[headline] BRUSSELS: Scientology's new European center
[sub-headline] Scientology's mask drops. Their objective: seizing power.
[sub-headline] 7000 square meters right under the windows of the Ministry of Justice.
Only three years after the controversy caused by buying a building at No. 91, Rue de la Loi [Tr.: the street where the Belgian federal parliament and a whole host of other government buildings are located], Scientology strikes again. The American mother Church has set its sights on Belgium. Its European center of operations is going to be transferred from Copenhagen to Brussels. The international Church of Scientology has the means to back up its ambitions. It has accumulated a vast war chest, which it doesn't hesitate to use. It has also bought other buildings, Nos. 100, 101, 102 and 103, boulevard de Waterloo! No less than 7000 square meters, located between the Ministry of Justice and the Palace of Justice... The location is as strategic as it is symbolic. This sensational bit of news is announced to the followers during the first part of the meeting. "This building will be twice as large as the largest Church of Scientology in Europe. It will have fourteen auditing rooms, and will be able to accommodate hundreds of people", the speaker proudly proclaims. Perspective sketches of the building are shown on the overhead projector, amidst deafening applause from the audience. Its grand opening is planned for October. The conference doesn't stop there. The acquisition of real estate by Scientology in Brussels is just a first step in their plan to infiltrate the EU institutions.
[sub-headline] The road to power
In fact, the Scientologists are already in the process of trying to organise a human rights conference within the European Parliament itself, their ultimate target. Scientology tries to acquire power, slowly but surely, and always in an insidious way. Their goals are clear. "We must take control in Belgium! They have the same intentions as the Nazis did! We must educate these forces of the Fourth Reich about human rights!" _Standing ovation_ [Tr.: last 2 words in English in original]. To clarify: governments that don't recognize Scientology as a legitimate religion are considered by Scientologists to be Nazis, hence the use of the term "Fourth Reich" to indicate, in this case, the EU Commission and the European Parliament. Scientologists believe it is their duty to 'educate' these institutions to rally them to their cause, and to take control of them to save the planet! Scientology's internal rhetoric is that of a totalitarian ideology. Anything that stands in its way is considered to be a malignant power, working towards the destruction of mankind and at the root of all the evils from which our planet suffers. Under the pretext of being a "minority religion", as it calls itself, Scientology is in fact a political organisation which has as its ultimate goal to seize power and establish a dictatorship.
[sub-headline] The final act: a massive recruitment effort
Acquiring sumptuous buildings, and an unquenchable thirst for power, aren't enough. Scientology announces it wants to create ten missions and fifteen groups around the big Church in Brussels. For this titanic task, it will need a lot of manpower. The first cloud on the horizon is: its human resources are completely inadequate. In fact, even though the Church of Scientology Belgium claimed recently to have no less than 5000 members, in reality there are probably no more than about 200 active members, that is people in regular contact with the Church. The goal of this conference was therefore not only to reveal to the most devoted Scientologists in Europe the new plan of action, but also to recruit, that very day, between 70 and 150 new members! The speakers attempt to stir up the audience: "Europe is in danger, we need to wake up! If you want to win this war, you've got to be a part of it!"
The second half of the meeting is taken up by the reading out loud of a series of quotes, too many to count, and also shown on the overhead projector, from L. Ron Hubbard, about the necessity of activism and participation. After this interminable recitation of absurd phrases, a woman exhorts, in a shrieking voice, all volunteers to join her on the podium. After some hesitation, a lone figure stands up, causing a thunderous applause. In total, about a dozen people end up volunteering... not really what it will take to fill up the new building.
Hungry for power, Scientology aims for the top. But there are going to be plenty of obstacles in the way. For starters, their upcoming trial.
- Julie Barreau.
[SIDEBAR, p. 10-11]
[sub-headline]Scientology advances stealthily...
The assault of Scientology on the capital of Europe has advanced in stages. Until recently, they only owned two buildings in Brussels. The first one, in the Rue du général McArthur, is used for auditing sessions (Scientology practices of a supposed therapeutic nature). And a second one, in the Rue au Beurre, close to the Grand-Place, meant for recruitment purposes. Here, Scientologists give personality tests to members of the public in an attempt to draw them in.
- Julie Barreau
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In case you didn't get it from the FARK article: some blogger has noticed that the description of the Super Power exercises in Rob Farley's recent SP Times article
are rather similar to the "Doc Savage Method of Self-Development", described in a series of 1930s era science fiction stories about the adventures of Doc Savage, "The Man of Bronze":
Here's the blog entry:
It appears that Hubbard's "Super Power" is just a ripoff of an idea from a much more popular science fiction series. Here's the Wikipedia entry on Doc Savage:
Tell your friends.
-- Dave Touretzky: "Evildoers beware."
Many of the 'Tech' elements are stolen straight from Heinlein's 'Gulf', and the whole Cult is a horrific realization of Mike Smith's 'Stranger in a Strange Land'
It's all plagiary.
"Dilbert Perkins" posted:
It's interesting that the description of (the fictional character) Doc Savage is similar to Hubbard's rather delusional view of himself:
"Doc Savage, whose real name is 'Doctor. Clark Savage, Jr.', also known as "the Man of Bronze", is a physician, surgeon, scientist, adventurer, inventor, explorer, researcher and musician - a renaissance man."
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At midnight last night my phone rang. It was a man, sounded rather odd, said "Hello". I asked where he got my phone # from, and he said, "Alt.Personal.Ads I knew right away it was Scientology posting my name to some porn site, but I wanted the info, so I asked. "What did it say?" He: "Blonde looking for Fun" on a Yahoo board.
Ok, so I explained to him that I had been in Scientology for 30 years, and left, and have been speaking out. Due to this, they have more than once posted my name to personal sites, lying about me......basically using people such as himself, and I was sorry for that. (To anyone new: the last time my friends traced the same site computer address saying, "For a good time, call Tory" to the same computer address as "Truthseeker" uses. Truth, my A..!)
I also told him NEVER to get suckered into Scientology. He agreed not to, and I wished him well in his adventures.
Scientology? You all are J E R K S with a capital J.
All this shall do is bring on more, faster, farther...... and many many more shall hear of your disgusting actions, learn what ALL you're about, and decide for themselves whether they want to join a group who does such things, or not.
As I told you when I was "in", and since I left 5 years ago: YOU C R E A T E your own enemies!
Why does BS have to keep changing the title of this thread?
Ask yourself that....and remember: Scientology has to hide the truth and facts from you.
Bail while you can!
Tory/Magoo Dancing in the moonlight
On May 24, 2006 "Mike Gormez" posted:
I was abroad using a foreign keyboard in an internet cafe, hence the strange characters in my single reply as quoted in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th e-mail . Half of it I don't understand but then there are more pleasant things then trying to unravel rambling morons.
To: [e-mail address]
From: Greendawn22@[e-mail address]
Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2006 07:44:34 EDT
scientology has helped me in my life, with reading, relations with people, and getting things done in my life
narconon has saved the lives of many of my friends,
we are growing like crazy nothing will stop us nothing HAHAHAHA
we will take over
To: [e-mail address]
Subject: Re: bullshit
From: greendawn22@[e-mail address]
Date: Sun, 16 Apr 2006 15:00:19 EDT
Not everyone has [expletive], it has really saved my life, it is booming because it helps people its time to turn off ur sight and focus on the real threat from islam u ignorant idiot
To: [e-mail address]
Subject: Re: bullshit
From: greendawn22@[e-mail address]
Date: Sun, 16 Apr 2006 15:17:15 EDT
U [expletive] clown scientology helps people to voercome depression and anxiety u [expletive] clown may u rot from cancer attacking a religion whose goal , islam is becoming a grave threat to man stifling art and freedom and u attack scientology u [expletive] clown may u die of [expletive] cancer
"Dilbert Perkins" posted:
Has anyone else received death threats from greendawn22 at aol.com ?
He/she claims to be a Scientologist, has told me he will hunt me down and will enjoy watching me suffer. Sounds like something a child would write.
He accused me of mocking his religion (which I don't think I've done). And then he sent me a bunch of death threats and invective. Anyway, I've printed them out and I'm taking them to the police.
By the way, this greendawn22 poster appears to be this scientologist (or was using his email): http://www.truthaboutscientology.com/stats/by-name/m/mark-feigin.html
Interesting to note that even a low-level scientologist is convinced that they will "take over" (and I'm guessing he means taking over psychiatry here?)
"Ray" also posted:
Tom Cruise, paraphrased: [Critics] are bigots
He also said critics are haters...
(Added latest threat to Mike Gormez)
I will come find u [expletive]
[greendawn22 at aol: http://17131.multiguestbook.com/st_20.html and
maybe http://www.helloinsidedesign.com/ ?]
you're talking bullshit I'll kill you if you don't take the homepage down
Taz, the vocalist for Tampa Bay area band Trocar received an anonymous death threat by telephone at his work last Thursday, saying that if he performed at the Lisa cPherson Trust benefit concert, he "wouldn't walk out alive."
The GO training program included instructions in how to make an anonymous death threat to a ournal-smear
Diane and the rest of you are digging your own graves and you don't even know it. Death is around the corner for all of you.
Since Yanny quit representing the church, he has been the target of death threats, burglaries ...
"I HOPE YOU F-----ing DIE !!" - "I HOPE YOU DIE IN A HORRIBLE CAR ACCIDENT!!"
I also received my first death threat that same month.
That was when the threats began, they say. On one occasion, a man phoned Gorman's father and said, "SPs don't live long. Your son and his wife, Jennifer, will be dead soon,"
I hope you die in pain
a scientologist in Heidelberg is convicted to pay a fine for threatening to murder a 17 year old, who was critical of scientology
The head of security at the Clearwater church, Bill Johnson, allegedly chases a former member through the streets, screaming death threats.
You have been in the presence of Mark Hanna[OSA dude]. He was the guy in dark sunnies at the Sydney demonstration who introduced the guy who made the death threat to me. Mark also told me that "these" guys will finish you (Tony).
Prior to his departure for Los Angeles, [Judge] Richey received several death threats.
Judge Richey had already convicted and sentenced nine of the original 11 defendants, but the remaining two, recently extradited from England, were about to go on trial.
... critical radio show on Scientology she had produced was aired. The male voices told her she would be killed the next day.
YOU NEED A BULLET!
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Tom Cruise: 'Screw You. Controversy Doesn't Bother Me'
by Tashi Singh
Tom Cruise simply will not back down on his opinion of psychiatry and anti-depressant medication, because the action hero is convinced he is right.
The star, who is a devout Scientologist, wants people whose lives are being harmed to become educated - even though he concedes that his opinions aren't really popular.
"Well, you know what I say to that machine? ... I say screw you. Controversy doesn't bother me, because I know what I'm saying is right."
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You are going to spend lots of money or lots of time. If you have money or access to money then you will be persuaded to spend it. I personally spent my college savings on scientology services and for 3 years I spent 8 hours a day at the church studying so that I could get the results I was promised. I lived very poorly for those 3 years and realized that I had nothing to show for all my hard work. It is scary to come to such a conclusion. I am currently seeking a refund from scientology as I feel that the services did not improving my life the way that I was promised they would. I started in scientology when I was 18; I am 30 currently and feel like I am just strting my adult life. This is only one repercussion of scientology.
"Jack Harper" posted:
I'm nuetral here. But ask yourself if or not you did benefit in many ways? My answer was yes. I have spoken to those who have left Scientology and got a refund and regret it. Because it was dishonest. I'm not speaking for Scientology, but there is a lot to be gained from it.
"Shawn M. Hollenshead" posted:
I feel that my request for a refund is the right thing to do.. When you are sold something that doesn't perform as it should or only sometimes works the way it is supposed to I don't see that as a fair exchage. I am able to see if something has made a great difference in my life. I think that it is dishonest to say something is beneficial to you if you can't see the daily results in your hard work. I have no interest in letting someone keep my money because I an agreement. Had scientology been as effective as it was initially sold to me I would still be involved. An agreement is based on fair exchange. If I buy a $60,000 BMW, it had better be drivable otherwise I am not just ging to keep it parked in the garage as a nice souvenir.
"Michael Tilse" posted:
Apart from any success or failure of the "tech", or personally perceived benefit, there are some other issues I feel strongly about.
An analogy to illuminate these is in order:
How would you feel if you went into a dealership and bought a car, signed the papers and drove off the lot. Only to find later that the things you were told about the car and the dealer and the salesperson had many important details missing, and some things represented were outright lies?
You find out that rather than new, the car is actually used. Actually, it's a salvage title from being in a wreck. It's worth far less than you paid for it. And that the dealer actually had no license for business, it's mechanics were not professionally trained and for the price you paid, you could have gotten a new far more reliable car with a much higher real value.
And that perhaps, the dealer and salesperson had criminal records and used the dealership to launder money and support other criminal enterprise.
Balancing all that, you DO have a car. It runs, takes you from place to place as other cars do and only occasionally breaks down. Your agreement was to buy a car and you did. You paid for it and it works. You get some of the benefits you were looking for.
Now: What you experienced at the dealership was fraud. You were lied to, manipulated and you were not getting what you thought, from representations made to you, you were buying. Even though you agreed and bought it and have the car, does not diminish the initial criminal fraud.
And so it is with the so called "church of scientology". They sell what they sell under false pretenses, omitted material facts about Hubbard and his "tech", and use outright lies from Hubbard and others to convince you to buy. The claims that are made are far beyond what people actually achieve.
That you achieve *some* benefit, that *parts of it* met your expectations are not justifications that can legitimize the fraud. The "agreements" were made based on false, omitted and misleading information, in an environment where you disuaded from making any independent verification of the claims and information or finding out if there was omitted information that might be material to your agreeing.
The basis for calling it fraud and getting your money back has nothing to do with you getting something you think was of value. The con man always gives you *something*. It deliberately makes you feel shamefull about being outraged by the con.
It's important to sort out what actually happens. Unless it was a fully informed decision, with all information that would bear on your "agreement" freely available to you, it is not a contract. It is not a real agreement. It is fraud and you need not feel dishonest for demanding return of monies dishonestly obtained from you.
Michael Leonard Tilse
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For the last day of May Sweeps, Fox 6 in San Diego took a special look at Scientology. My sweet Magooski was interviewed along with a new spokesperson for Scientology, Dave Meyer:
The video is also available here:
"Jommy Cross" posted a link to the Somethingawful forum:
Triumph of the Thetans
Note: Because the Church of Scientology is quite litigious and would gladly sue a man just to watch him go bankrupt, I am not using any images owned by the Church of Scientology, merely pictures inspired by their very private property donated by people on the SA Forums.
As luck would have it, I recently came into possession of an exciting DVD entitled "This is Scientology." Naturally, this got me all worked up in a tizzy, because I am an avid fan of Scientology media as well as crazy cults in general. If David Koresh had made a DVD before his compound burned down, I would be excited to watch it too. As is, I watched the entire 80-day standoff on TV and relished every ridiculous moment of it. Some might take a stodgier look at cults, but I find them hilarious. Where else can you find people willing to die because an insane bald man said a comet is going to take them to heaven? True, when the poison Kool-Aid and gasoline start to spread things turn tragic, but the wild ride toward certain disaster is quite exhilarating to observe from the sidelines.
This holy DVD, subtitled "An Overview of the World's Fastest Growing Religion," promises to give an "exclusive briefing" by "Mr. David Miscavige" at the "Religious Technology Center." I'm pretty sure I missed some kind of global memo, because last I heard Scientology wasn't so much a religion as a "philosophy," and only in the loose sense that taking lots of drugs and trying to convince your buddies that 5th dimensional aliens showed you the ultimate burrito recipe is a philosophy. But, since it is a religion now and not just something celebrities do in their spare time, I guess I should treat the whole thing as being THAT MUCH MORE SCARY.
Sadly, "This is Scientology" is not an exciting movie, nor is it a documentary. Rather, it is a speech given by the aforementioned Baron von Miscavige "at the occasion of 35th anniversary of the Church of Scientology Celebrity Center." Sir David Miscavige, who, for all intents and purposes, is an extremely weaselly man. Lord Miscavige spends the entire speech looking and sounding angry and contemptuous, preaching on the ills of modern society, which of course only Scientology can fix. The ills, which he calls "the real Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse," are drugs, crime, illiteracy, and immorality. I would add in a fifth Horseman, that being "people who take too long at the buffet table, blocking you from getting the roast beef," but that is just me. His tone, demeanor, and speaking style is so menacing that I have to wonder if he is trying to sound appealing to people or to inspire a violent, nationalist uprising.
Submarine Commander Miscavige is also quick to tout Scientology's success in battling drug addiction by addressing its root causes. Well, when you consider that such causes might include a bad family life and poor upbringing, a lack of proper social support and so on, replacing drugs with the embrace of a religious cult doesn't sound so implausible. Hell, in our modern age, people are able to replace drugs with video games and Internet forums and go at them with the same manic, stab-you-for-a-fix enthusiasm.
Getting back to those high production values, The Honorable Mr. David Miscavige gives his speech on an elaborate stage dwarfed by an even more elaborate set. Most churches are not even this gaudy. The set, with large golden columns, bright strings of light, and ornate carvings, looks like some kind of demented amalgamation of a fascist convention and the Academy Awards, with perhaps even a bit of Heaven thrown in the mix for good flavor. I realize Scientology is a very "Hollywood" religion, but they sure went all out. They could easily have hosted an awards ceremony with the same set, giving off trophies for "Most Celebrities Brainwashed" or "Outstanding Performance in an Audit." The giant picture of L. Ron Hubbard is also quite fetching, because he looks more like everybody's creepy uncle than a religious figure. Again, an indie cult would never be able to pull this off.
Rear Admiral Miscavige is quick to defend Hubbard, for where would he be without such a luminous figure to guide him through the darkness of life? Rather than letting Hubbard's career writing stories about aliens impregnating humans (or whatever the hell he wrote about) be a negative, he twists it into a positive. For you see, Hubbard merely used his lucrative writing career to fund his "serious research" into how Xenu, Galactic Overlord, piled up billions of ancient humans at the base of a volcano and then erupted it with hydrogen bombs. Did I mention L. Ron Hubbard changed the world by becoming the youngest Eagle Scout in history at the age of 13? When you think about it, he sure did a lot more with his life than Christ. His idea of a merit badge was getting crucified.
All and all, I would say this was a disappointing DVD from the Church of Scientology. For one thing, it completely failed to even remotely brainwash me. The choice in Secret Agent David Miscavige as host was poor, since he is an antagonistic, ferret-like man. He seems more like an archetypical bad guy, a stock actor you get to play Joseph Goebbels in your low-budget Nazi shoot 'em up movie. I had high expectations for this video and none of them were met. If this DVD was nothing but two hours of a black and white spiral spinning around with a soothing voice whispering "You will enjoy 'Battlefield: Earth,' you will give us your money" I would have enjoyed it immensely. Scientology is too busy hiding Hubbard's bizarre teachings behind forceful propaganda these days, and that is a real shame.
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TO: DON ROGERS
FROM: RON HUBBARD
I have some data here on this test. I'm putting together a test battery, a psychometric test battery. I'm originating new tests and I'm going to call them by a series of names. These tests actually compare to existing tests and by publishing sets of these tests in the validation hard-cover book itself we will be able to have something there which is well in advance of the currect psychometry. I'm tired of fooling around with psychometry. The psychometry is too poor, it's too hard "to administer, and it's about time somebody took a bite on this that could line it up with dianetics. How people in the past have had this job and have fellen down on it. Right now, we're stirring around with the California test, we're going to have trouble every time we try to publish somebody else's test, so the thing to do is Just take their test and wr te good solid dianetic approximations to these tests so that they stand up in any battery.
Furthermore, none of these tests have enough variations. They have one, two and that's all. They have a and b. We need an abcd test form on a single sheet. I'm getting together a Minnesota Multiphasic test which is built exactly and squarely out of engrams which will show the psychoses and neuroses of every individual to which it is given. This is something they have never had before and I know that this thing will check across the boards.
The final forms for these tests will be forwarded to you for part of your validation booklet. Actually, the test we're giving on these graph sheets, will have been given on California Test for Mental Health, California Test on Mental Maturity, and several other forms. Now we're celling our tests, Standard International Mental Health Analysis, and Standard International Multiphasic Test for Neurosis and Psychoses. In other words, we're going to change the name of It and we're going to use an alternate form of well known tests. I'm going to work on these things for the next three days and turn out the whole battery of them, have them drawn up properly and send them back to you so that you can use those names. Therefore you never have to use California Test Bureau or refer to the Ameri can Psychoanalytical or American Psychological Association. Just leave them in the dust! It's about time somebody junked psychometry, so here they go ! Now you want to stand by them, for this material. It's coming through to you soon as it can be entigrated. It will be sent through to you and it will be used in this form, I don't care what your local psychometrist says about this. He can whine, cry, tear his hair out, or lie down on the floor and kick. These are the tests that are going to be given and that finishes that!
It's too bad, we tried to salvage what we could of old time psychology but I guess it's just as dead as the dodo bird. So, there is your validation program. I'll send you copies of this test to be printed as fast as I can turn them out. It isn't very hard to write these tests up by the way, they can be written up so they make sense. The main trouble with them will be getting a concordance between one test and another and establishing the factor for the a b c and d ones. This should be fairly easy. I think possibly if I work very very hard, why, I should be able to get all these tests done in about three days. I think this is reasonable in view of the fact that it took psychology about fifty years to develope a battery. We should move at about that ratio so let's go on it and I want you to have everything all set and ready to fire as soon as you get this material from out here. I want you to collect as many medical validations as you possibly can around there, get these things all written up and ready to put into the validation booklet. O.K.? Would you please tell Maloney about this and let him listen to this record? O. K.
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The other day, the Testing Center on Hollywood Boulevard had a couple of dump trucks in the parking lot. Nothing was in them, but they were there.
I wonder if the $10M Tom Cruise reportedly gave to the Church of Scientology for property in the San Fernando Valley went toward this project.
The place has been boarded up for three years, supposedly to remodel the lobby and basement. Nobody takes three years to decorate/remodel two rooms, no matter how big they are, no matter how exacting and pain-staking the renovation.
It has been speculated that the Church of Scientology has run out of money. Instead of the 8 million adherents they claim, it has been documented through various census reports that there are fewer than 500,000 Scientologists worldwide (see http://www.adherents.com/Religions_By_Adherents.html). Personally, I believe there are maybe half that figure. In Los Angeles it appears that there are more people actually working for the Church of Scientology then there are public Scientologists. Low interest rates, and possibly bad investments, may have significantly depleted Co$'s formerly vast stash of cash. $10M would be a much-needed boon to restore the confidence of the few remaining faithful.
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Marty Rathbun (AKA Mark Rathbun) was once a high powered and influential Church of Scientology executive that was both well-respected by his peers and many other people. Marty worked as the Inspector General of RTC. The Church of Scientology used to proclaim that Marty played an influential role in obtaining the IRS tax exempt status for the CoS and its members who pay for courses. Marty was highly regarded within the Church as an effective leader and a "go to guy" that could really get things done.
Here's a picture of Marty when he was at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Super Power building 8 years ago in Clearwater:
http://groundbreaking.scientology.org/ (he is next to D.M. on the right)
Marty also used to have his full biography linked from here, but they've removed it. Pretty soon, I would expect that they will cut his body out of the picture and attempt to put someone else in his place.
There are some more remnants of Marty that are left on various Scientology web pages. Here's some pictures of Marty that are still hosted on CoS servers, but the Church of Scientology has removed all the pages that actually had these pictures on them:
Marty Rathbun (and/or Mark Rathbun) is still listed in the meta-tag information (go to VIEW | SOURCE to see the meta-tags) at over 4000 Scientology owned web pages including these:
plus 4000 other pages! The Church included him on so many pages that they are having difficulty finding and removing every last reference of Marty Rathbun. His name is listed in the meta-tags right next to David MisCavige's name.
The Church of Scientology can be expected to remove these traces of Marty soon.
A recent newspaper article documents that Marty Rathbun worked side-by-side with David Miscavige for over 20 years:
However, around Sept. 15, 2005, Marty Rathbun's name was systematically removed from nearly every single internet page about him that was maintained by the Church of Scientology. All of his years of service and good works for the Church were completely erased from existence.
Why has the Church of Scientology been trying to erase all the records of Marty Rathbun? Why was the sheriff in Hemet, CA unable to locate Marty Rathbun in order to serve him with divorce papers?
Did Marty do something to make David Miscavige angry? Was he sent off to some sort of prison, or worse?
Did Marty just leave Scientology willingly, and now he is in hiding, fearing for his life, scared of the organization that he dedicated 25+ years of his life to?
It's time for the police and media to do some investigations into the disappearance of Marty Rathun. When the number 2 man in a religious cult goes missing for 270 plus days and even the Sheriff of his hometown cannot locate him, its time for the media to investigate.
Oh, and by the way, another high-powered exec, Warren McShane was also erased systematically from all the Scientology controlled web pages around the same date. McShane is also missing.
Did the Church of Scientology dispose of or otherwise harm Marty Rathbun and Warren McShane? It is time that the national media examine this question.
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[erasing names from lists is a very old mania!]
I have searched for the first time my name in the Kristi's lists... it's in no lists, apparently; my ex-wife françoise is clear 6494 , but I'm not there, though we attested near the same period.
I'm not on OT3 completions (true, data are missing from AOSH EU). Nevertheless, I think my name was doctored, possibly.
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Okay, this is gross. Don't say I didn't warn you...
My current copy of International Scientology News, issue 33, showed up with a photo of none other than Los Angeles Sheriff Leroy Baca slobbering over the cursed corpse of L. Ron Hubbard, to honor the dead fraud on his birthday. The Sheriff allegedly said:
"The story of L. Ron Hubbard can be found in each individual who has taken the time to understand the information that he provides, the wisdom that it brings to dealing with life's needs and therein the real story can be told. And the tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, millions of people who have been exposed to what his ideas are -- it's all about goodness, it's all about improving yourself, it's all about finding a way to empower other human beings. It's reverence for life. Those are the important things."
You can see a scan of the page here:
Shall we deconstruct?
1) "The story of L. Ron Hubbard can be found in each individual who has taken the time to understand the information that he provides, the wisdom that it brings to dealing with life's needs and therein the real story can be told."
This sentence says nothing. It's a truly ugly example of politician-speak. Reminds me of the famous non-endorsement: "For those readers who like this sort of thing, this is the sort of thing they will like."
2) And the tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, millions of people who have been exposed to what his ideas are ...
You mean the millions of visitors to Xenu.net? Or the people who read the 1991 TIME Magazine article?
3) it's all about goodness, it's all about improving yourself, it's all about finding a way to empower other human beings.
It's all about a man named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest domestic espionage case in US history, for which he allowed his own wife to go to prison. It's also about money. And mental self-abuse. And space aliens. Hail Xenu!
4) It's reverence for life.
All together now: can you say "Sea Org abortions"? I knew you could!
5) Those are the important things.
Not important to Scientology, and certainly not to L. Ron Hubbard. In the immortal words of Mae West: "Goodness has nothing to do with it."
On May 23, 2006 "Feisty" posted:
[Sheriff Baca -Guns and badges for donations?]
A strange website listing lots of presentations with Sheriff Baca. The donations and subsequent "Partisans control the LAPD" is exceptionally odd considering the lack of reference to $cientology. Are they clueless or distracting away from Sheriff Baca's very supportive $cientology celebrity actors, and other donors and partisans? The second article addresses quite strongly the recent Federal Consent Decree of which $cientology may be using to help get programs into jails and prisons.
Los Angeles, CA. Watch this eight minute video news blog debate that was originally videotaped in 2005 between Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona and Los Angeles County Sheriff Leroy Baca. http://www.fulldisclosure.net/flash/VideoBlogs/VideoBlog11.php This free video is available "On Demand" 24/7, as a public service of the Full Disclosure Network.
You will see Baca & Carona explaining their policies on taking political contributions from Reserve Deputies, Under Sheriffs and personnel in their Departments. The Full Disclosure NetworkT is providing this video news blog worldwide on our web site at www.fulldisclosure.net.
Moderating the debate is Emmy Award winning host Leslie Dutton who interviewed both Baca and Carona in separate hour-long interviews covering many important subjects as well as the Sheriff's policies on giving guns and badges to political donor.
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
PARTISIANS CONTROL THE LAPD?
Los Angeles, CA The Full Disclosure Network is re-releasing a full half hour program on the Internet entitled "Partisians Own the LAPD" available as a public service 24/7, "On Demand".
"Feisty" also posted:
[$cientology using Consent Decree to push programs?]
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
A federal judge Monday extended for three years the entire consent decree requiring federal monitoring of Los Angeles Police Department reforms, rejecting a move by city and U.S. officials who wanted only parts of the court order to continue for two more years.
U.S. District Judge Gary Feess acknowledged that the LAPD has made "progress in ways that never have been done" in reforms designed to weed out corruption and racial discrimination. The decree was implemented in 2001 in the aftermath of a department scandal involving frame-ups and beatings by officers in the Rampart Division.
What the extension will mean to taxpayers was not immediately clear. It costs the city roughly $10 million a year to meet the consent decree's requirements. That cost includes an $11 million, five-year contract to Kroll Inc., the firm of the decree's independent monitor, Michael Cherkasky.
**Gerald Chaleff, the department's administrator in charge of implementing the decree, said the Kroll contract will be renegotiated.**
But Feess said that since a "core" element of the decree -- a computer system called TEAMS II designed to help track potential problem officers -- would not be running until September, three additional years were appropriate.
The L.A.P.D. accepted $25,000 from Scientology. It is also often seen together with scientology; one example is the Hollywood Police Activities League (PAL), read an article in scientology's propaganda paper, or see Hollywood police captain Michael Downing accepting $15,000 from Greg LaClaire of the Scientology Celebrity Centre, or supporting The Way to Happiness. Even more amazing is that until February 2001, the LAPD was controlled by Scientology's attorney Gerald L. Chaleff, who headed the police commission. Gerald Chaleff's employer is the lawfirm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. On December 10th of the same year, Chaleff joined the City Attorney's Office to "help trim city liabilities and lead a new risk management effort". In other words: Scientology is sitting on both sides of law enforcement.
Right now there are lots of news articles about ruin in L.A. jails naming Sheriff Baca, (at spam level and even from India in google news) and the budget cuts...Would this article talk about the same Federal Consent Decree, ordering more jails to be opened? That would include rehab programs. Budgets have been cut. Sheriff Baca has input in the budget. The longer this decree is around, it seems that it gives $cientology more time to use the race card to forge through its programs, unfortunately. They do need Sheriff Baca, and whoever else can help stack the cards.
In the summer of 1983, with the building filled to twice its capacity, hundreds of inmates were given four blankets each and slept under the stars on the roof of Men's Central Jail.
By then a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of inmates by the American Civil Liberties Union was making its way through the court system. A federal court found the overcrowding to be cruel and unusual punishment and ordered the county to stop overloading its jails. At the time, more than 22,000 inmates were being housed in space meant for half as many. County officials, under a federal consent decree, agreed to open new facilities.
In 1988, the judge allowed the county to institute what was to be a temporary solution to the overcrowding: early release.
Baca was already dealing with a jail system that had lost...
Baca's critics point to "nonessential" pet projects, like rehabilitation programs in the jail, that could have been cut to keep inmates in jail longer.
"That's nice, but that's not our job. Our job is custody," said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Sgt. Paul Jernigan, who works in Men's Central and is one of four candidates running against Baca in the June 6 election.
But the sheriff said these programs amounted to a fraction of the money he needed to save. With cuts down to the bone, he said he faced laying off deputies or closing the jails.
It appears that the consent decree is being used to forge the way for the detox program. In Compton, California, $cientology paid for Way to Happiness books for the NAACP, and $cientology claims that they, on behalf of the whole NAACP -
"WHEREAS: The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) passed a resolution on July 15th at their 94th Annual Convention in Miami Beach, Florida, entitled, "The Concerns and Discrepancies in Special Education and the Use of Psychotropic Drugs on Children and Teens," in which they resolved that its members on a national and local level recommend and support legislation such as the Child Medication Safety Act of 2003"
The ruin is being affixed to the minority population and Sheriff Baca is most likely the newest person to try to get the detox in for criminal reentry. Maybe they are already volunteering in the prison there, like they have been in the faith-based prison in Florida.
Is there a connection and conflict between the consent decree commander, Gerald Chaleff, $cientology and Sheriff Baca?
This blog raises a different conflict of interest, I wonder if they are full aware of a possible $cientology connection or a part of the distraction?
Video News Blog: BRATTON CONFLICT ON LAPD CONSENT DECREE?
Los Angeles, CA. Allegations that LAPD Chief William Bratton may have a conflict of interest in the ongoing LAPD Federal Consent decree that is being monitored by his former employer Kroll & Associates are featured in a thirteen minute Full Disclosure NetworkT Video News Blog. In the video are Chief Bratton, Councilman Bernard Parks, LAPD Captain Ken Hillman (ret), Assistant Chief David Gascon (ret), and LAPD Inspector General Jeffery Eglash (1998-2003). Available on the URL:
http://www.fulldisclosure.net/flash/VideoBlogs/VideoBlog26.php "Free", on demand, 24/7 as a public service of the Full Disclosure NetworkT.
In a February 2006 interview with the Full Disclosure NetworkT, Bratton predicted the Federal Consent Decree mandates would be extended beyond the five-year deadline to comply. Reasons cited were the Department's failure to develop an experimental and comprehensive computer tracking system for officers, known as Teams II. According to LAPD Captain Ken Hillman, the specifications for the computer system are "pie in the sky", and that no such computer system exists in the nation or the world.
Hillman went on to say "The problem is that Chief Bratton previously was an Associate with Kroll (International Consultants) and as such he was put in a position to oversee and monitor the implementation of the Federal Consent Decree for LAPD prior to being selected as Chief of Police (LAPD). I don't know if there is really an incentive for Chief Bratton to get out of the Federal Consent Decree because, in turn, if he were to get the Police Department out of the Federal Consent decree, his friends and Associates at Kroll would no longer have a job with the City of Los Angeles.
Hosted by Leslie Dutton, the Full Disclosure NetworkT Video News Blog contains comments from former LAPD Chief and now Councilman Bernard Parks who describes the "useless" ethnic and racial data that is being collected by police officers under the mandate of the Federal Consent Decree and he describes it as a "politically correct" function. Bratton agrees.
Former Assistant LAPD Chief Dave Gascon describes how the 300 best and brightest (police employees) were to be taken off the streets to perform (paper work) functions of the Federal Consent Decree. Chief Bratton defends the use of highly trained personnel, including himself in performing the Court mandated functions. LAPD Inspector General Jeffery Eglash describes how the under the Federal Consent Decree the auditors are now auditing the auditors and "there are a lot of redundancies in the process."
On November 2, 2000 the elected officials of Los Angeles agreed to a comprehensive court settlement of a civil rights case brought by the U.S. Department of Justice against the Los Angeles police department. This settlement agreement is referred to as the LAPD Federal Consent Decree, it was to be in force for five years and if compliance for two consecutive years, the lapd would be relieved of the federal oversight and monitoring costs and procedures. as of this year, that period is up.
Programs going back to 2002 featuring Sheriff Baca
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Narconon has again been exposed as a fraud by medical profesionals.
or if the above link is broken try:
Experts challenge claims of Scientology's sweat-it-out treatment for addicts
by Charles Rusnell, The Edmonton Journal
Published: Tuesday, May 23, 2006
EDMONTON - A drug and alcohol treatment program backed by the controversial Church of Scientology is promising addicted Albertans an extraordinary 70-per-cent success rate.
The Narconon program is marketed as "100-per-cent natural," and prescribes intensive saunas, exercise and high doses of vitamins to cleanse the body of "radiation, drugs and toxins."
Advertisements for the Narconon program have appeared in recent months on Edmonton's CKUA radio and in weekly newspapers throughout the province.
Addiction experts and academics in Canada, the United States and Europe have long warned the Narconon program has no scientific basis for its claims.
University of Alberta sociologist Dr. Steve Kent said the program may serve another purpose.
"The program provides the Scientology organization with claims of socially beneficial programs," said Kent, a world-recognized expert in the Church of Scientology. "It provides some Scientologists with employment and it certainly provides the Scientology organization with income and a possible recruitment vehicle for new members."
Narconon spokesman Brad Melnychuk of Toronto insists the program has verified its results, and he said no attempt is made to use it to recruit new members to Scientology. He said rules are in place to ensure "vulnerable" drug- or alcohol-addicted individuals are not subjected to any pressure from Scientologists working for Narconon. He said only four or five per cent of the addicts who go through Narconon programs become Scientologists.
Melnychuk is the executive director of the Association for Better Living and Education Canada (ABLE Canada), a non-profit group that offers several programs, including Narconon, that are based on the teachings of the late American author L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology.
Scientology emphasizes self-improvement and rejects psychiatry and psychotherapy as inhumane pseudo-science. Believers hold that mental well-being can be achieved though "auditing," a process of discussing harmful unconscious memories of past trauma, including those in previous lives.
Begun by Hubbard in the 1950s, Scientology now boasts 5,200 churches, missions and groups worldwide, and operates drug rehabilitation and education programs through ABLE Canada, which incorporated in Calgary in March. Scientology boasts several Hollywood stars as members, including Tom Cruise, John Travolta and Kirstie Alley, who says the Narconon program saved her life.
Melnychuk said the full four-month program costs about $20,000. Albertans are referred to Narconon's residential facility in Trois Rivieres, Que., northeast of Montreal.
Since 2002, 37 Albertans have graduated from the program: 14 from Calgary, six from Edmonton and the remainder from rural Alberta. The most common drug addictions reported by Albertans were to crack cocaine and painkillers, Melnychuk said.
He said the program's 70-per-cent success rate is measured by graduates of the program who remain drug- and alcohol-free for two years.
Various independent assessments of Narconon's physiological claims have found they are not based on widely accepted medical and scientific evidence.
"These kinds of claims, if you're looking at them scientifically, have to be corroborated by data," said Dr. Tom Brown, a drug rehab researcher at McGill University in Montreal. "They have a lot of underlying assumptions that are not really borne out by the current state of scientific literature."
Melnychuk insists there are studies that prove Narconon's program not only works as claimed, but also produces the 70-per-cent success rate. He directed a Journal reporter to studies on the Narconon website, which prominently features a scientific advisory panel.
"Not all of them are Scientologists, but a lot of them either are or have close affiliations with the organization," the U of A's Kent said. He said there have been independent studies of the program, but they showed the success rate is very low.
Brown, the McGill researcher, said Narconon, while not scientifically substantiated, may be no worse than many other popular drug and alcohol rehab programs that are also not backed by science. He said an important element in the effectiveness of a rehab program is the addict's belief in the program.
"Treatments that are actively sought by clients and are valued by the client tend to be the most effective," he said.
Based on the writings of L. Ron Hubbard, the Narconon program claims drug residues remain indefinitely in body fat, causing people to experience repeated drug flashbacks and cravings.
The Narconon "New Life Detoxification Program" prescribes a regime of intensive saunas and exercise to sweat out from the body the residues that cause addiction. The physiological detoxification program is followed by several rehab programs for the addict's potential psychological problems, including the "Ups & Downs in Life Course" and "The Way to Happiness Course."
Narconon spokesman Brad Melnychuk said he has personally witnessed the effectiveness of the sauna program. "You can actually see the toxins come out," he said. "You see the colour of the skin change, you can test the sweat, put it under a microscope and see in fact that these toxins do come out and you can see the person change daily and get better."
Narconon has alcohol- and drug-rehabilitation centres throughout North America and Europe. One of the best known is Arrowhead in Oklahoma. Narconon applied to the state's board of mental health for certification. In a report, the board noted that most drugs are removed from the body through the liver, kidney and lungs. "Although minute quantities of some drugs may be found in sweat, the amount represents a small fraction of drug elimination," the board's report stated.
Source: Journal Staff, Edmonton
PICK UP THE CANS PLEASE
THIS IS THE SESSION
That IS EXACTLY what hubbard did to YOU
And you are now "protesting" because we don't see your cute little kangaroo ?????
This is Forrest Ackerman, who was Hubbard's Literary agent... in his journal, from typwritten pages from the late 1940's in Los Angeles at the Science Fiction club..
Well, 45 years ago there was established a Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society. I'm a charter member. I was at the very first meeting and I've been to 1500 meetings off and on in between. It was a period when Ron came around to our club. He was living in Los Angeles. And what I particularly remember about his a appearances there was an evening of spectacular hypnotism when he hypnotized just about every kid in the club. I remember he gave one young man a . . . what would you call it... In any event, the boy was convinced that cupped in his hand, he had a little tiny kangaroo that was hopping around and I remember he came over and showed the Kangaroo to me. And, ah, one by one RON was hypnotizing everybody in the club. he gave one boy a post hypnotic suggestion, he said now ah, I'll snap my fingers and bring you out of it and about 5 now snap out of it
A 30 year member of scientology was reading LERMANET.COM's pages about about Hubbard and hypnosis... and found the pages posted above to the pitbull/not-sure-yet/null-portal/et al....
This old fellow is an OT 7 that Scientology thinks is still in good standing!, and send me these scans of a Scientology transcript of Hubbard's Philadelphia "doctorate" course tapes, where hubbard, not only discusses HYPNOSIS, but mentions the Little cute kangaroo! If someone else recalls this, or can authenticate these as being real, I would appreciate it..
If somebody has a recording of this lecture, I really really would like an audio snippit of this part it!!
PDC tape number 4
Enjoy, L Ron Hubbard, on Hypnosis and Little Kangaroos:
L Ron Hubbard wrote:
Now, let's look at that in another bracket. Let's look at it in the field of hypnotism. Here's real phenomena; here's something you can go and investigate. If you want to investigate this, go get yourself a little book, How to Hypnotize Somebody in Five Easy Lessons, or something of the sort-it's very easy to do. Set up a candle in front of them, tell them to stare at the candle. There are a certain percentage of people hypnotize just like that. And a certain percentage of them are running so hard that any time you say, "Go into an hypnotic trance," they run madly the opposite direction. They'll hypnotize-in opposites. This is awfully interesting business hypnotism is.
All right. All you're asking him to do is concentrate a sense channel on something a communication line on something, and then fix it there. Well, he agreed to do that the second he puts his eyes on the candle. Now, your trick is to make him agree to something else. There is nothing very weirdabout hypnotism. It is the easiest thing in the world.
Now, you got his eye on the candle. "All right, now you stare at the candle, stare at the candle. Now, you know that concentration of that sort can make youAnd he'll say, "All right." See, he's agreed that concentration on that can make him sleepy. All right. You've got that one.
"Now, let's go into a sort of a-of-let's look at this candle a little- a little closer and now let's feel-let's feel the body becoming more and more relaxed." And he agrees to feel that the body's becoming more and more relaxed.
That's all there is to that. He just agrees little by little. The next thing you know he's-the hypnotist says, "Now your eyes will close," and his eyes go bonk. Of course. He agreed to that.
Now the hypnotist says, "Now your right hand will rise." And with some slight amazement, this fellow watches his right hand come up.
And he says, "Who-o-ow, I'm hypnotized." So, he just gives it up then. And the hypnotist now says, "Now you see that kangaroo on your right knee?"
"Yes." He sees a kangaroo on his right knee.
"Now, take it on the right knee and now let's see it jump over to the left knee. Now, you got that? All right, now let's put-let's put a bonnet on this kangaroo. Got the bonnet on it? Now have the kangaroo sing a song." And the hypnotized person is very happy to sit there and watch this. The trouble is he's seeing it; he's seeing it completely.
This is frightening to people that this can happen to them. Well, that's just a nice MEST universe trick that it could be frightening to them. And it's very weird that they think they have to go along through all this mumbo jumbo and ritual of hypnotism and be in a state of sound asleep and be out of control of themselves and can only see this when they're taking orders from a hypnotist. That's the silliest thing in the world.
I mean, here we've got a long chain of laws and agreements. And what do you know, they operate on more people out here. And they're there as agreements-that if you agree to this, then you'll get that. And if you agree to that and you agree to that and agree to that and next thing you know, the fellow is unaware of his surroundings.
Hypnotized person can see a whole room on fire and he can. He can hear the flames crackle and everything else. He's just in wonderful shape on the thing. You see he doesn't have to take responsibility for it. He can do it all the time and the whole trick is he's saying, "Now look, that hypnotist can be responsible for my really seeing this and building a universe around here and it's up to him to get me out of it again," and so forth. "And so I'll just make him responsible and therefore I'll be able to handle illusions."
Thank you L Ron Hubbard - this snippit AUTHENTICATES the 1940's snippet about Hubbard's stage hypnosis performance as described by Forrest Ackerman, posted above.
This is important stuff...
Lermanet.com Exposing the CON
"the Court is now convinced that the primary motivation of RTC [$cientology] in suing Lerma, DGS and The Post is to stifle criticism of Scientology in general and to harass its critics.
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Since January, this posting identity has only replied to these other identities:
Dagny Thorn (Dagny_member@newsguy.com)
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Dagny Thorn (Dagny_member@newsguy.com)
Stu Miller Stu_member@newsguy.com
And so on... Maybe I'll do a network bubble chart showing volume of posts and connecting arrows, but it's not like there are any surprises there.
[Attn: Psych Spammers]
Have you been busy on Israel networks? This reminds me of $cientology's plan to shut down a.r.s.
Clever choice to use the name "PharmaMaster" to spam with. That would make alot of people angry at the "big, evil pharma," no?
"However, one spammer decided to attack back instead. Starting May 1, the spammers--who Blue Security identified as PharmaMaster--attacked the company's Web site and spammed Blue Frog users with even more mass mailings. The attacks not only disrupted Blue Security's operations but knocked out the Web blog hosting service Six Apart and a handful of Internet service providers, including Tucows."
Blue Security folds under spammer's wrath
Robert Lemos, SecurityFocus 2006-05-17
Israeli anti-spam startup Blue Security decided on Tuesday to shutter its aggressive anti-spam service, citing threats of further--and more malicious--attacks on its service and users.
" We deal with attacks on a regular basis, and this was an order of magnitude larger than what we are used to seeing. For the first part of the attack, this was seen as a network problem, because it caused connectivity issues for two of our three upstream providers. "
Elliot Noss, CEO, Tucows
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Posted from the St. Petersburg Times on May 21, 2006:
Harris challenger's deep pockets attract speculation
By Times Staff
Published May 21, 2006
WRITING OFF THE SCIENTOLOGY VOTE:
After being honored Friday night by the social conservative group Florida Family Policy Council, [Gov. Jeb] Bush mused that reporters were so fascinated by the gathering because they view religion as a strange concept.
"People who act on their faith are a large number of people in our state. Sometimes I think you guys write about them like they're mutants out there, like they're some weird little group, like they're Scientologists or something," the governor said. "
"Mike Wallace Rips Tom Cruise" was posted 20 May 2006 from
Mike Wallace is set to take a quasi retirement from the news business as the veteran CBS broadcaster, who turns 88 on Tuesday, officially becomes "correspondent emeritus" at the end of this month. So on the way out, he's speaking his mind.
One of those in the cross hairs, actor and Scientologist Tom Cruise and he flat out says, "Tom simply does not know what he is talking about."
The anchor has slammed the actor for campaigning against anti-depressants and psychiatry.
The 60 Minutes host, who has long suffered from crippling depression, claims Cruise can't credibly speak about the issue, because he hasn't experienced it. As a devout Scientologist, the actor doesn't believe in medication or counseling to treat depression.
Wallace says, "Tom simply does not know what he is talking about. Scientology is a different thing and God bless him. "But he doesn't know his tail from third base about depression. Simple as that."
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