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Alt.religion.scientology Week in Review

Volume 10, Issue 23 - June 10 2006


Switzerland Case Filed Against Scientology Inc.

On June 9, 2006

Michael Rinder implied in a Swiss lawsuit ?

Is Scientology chief's Michael Rinder the one who asked Scientology to write defamation about Jean-Luc Barbier ?

A lawsuit has been filled against scientology as a corporation and this time, COS will be severly punished because it has been using justice and defaming Jean-Luc Barbier for years now. Such actions are illegal in Switzerland.

Mr. Barbier asked the judge that Michael Rinder be also charged since he is the main responsible for his employee's action in Swiss territory.

http://www.anti-scientologie.ch/manipulation-barbier.htm
http://www.anti-scientologie.ch/english-index.htm

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Gabriela Arm
JŁrg Stettler
Freilagerstrasse 11
8047 ZŁrich

To
Tribunal de PremiŤre Instance
Juge Pťnal M. Pierre Lachat
Palais de Justice
Le Ch‚teau
2900 Porrentruy

ZŁrich, le 29 mai 2006

Rťf : TPI/656/05
Mister the penal judge

We have received your summons and we thank you.

We do not intend to pursue the procedure against Mr. Barbier.

We do hereby consider that this Mister is sick and that it would not be judicious to keep the accusation in this procedure that should besides, according to us, be pursued by a psychiatric evaluation, in accordance to art. 13 CPS. (This is defamation. ndlr)

Also, we formally withdraw our complainant constitution.

We are also inclined to withdraw our penal complaint, to the condition that we do not have any justice fee to pay and that each party pays his own cost.

By tanking you for your comprehension, sincerely yours,

Jurg Stettler (signature) Swiss OSA chief
Gabriela Arm (signature) legal OSA

http://www.anti-scientologie.ch/english-index.htm

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Florida Politics and Attorney General - Backed by Scientology?

On June 5, 2006 "Arnaldo Lerma" posted:

Anyone with information to confirm or expand upon the following please contact the poster

Johnson Pope Bokor Ruppel & Burns L L P
911 Chestnut St
Clearwater Florida 337565643

This is "wally" pope's firm, Wally Pope has been doing work for scientology for years, and represented Scientology in the trial of the Clearwater Picketing injunctions.. which included scientology filing contempt charges against Tory Christman, after she sat in a Scientology Santa Clause exhibit.. in santa's chair.. ( that claim was dismissed )

Johnson is another Attorney that has been doing work for Scientology for years, i dont know about the other guys, but the two principals, note that the names are not in alphabetical order, both, independently at their prior law firms, represented Scientology.

Wally Pope'sprior firm, was not doing much, and had been rumored to be in financial trouble, and suddenly, Wally Pope took a new client... The Scientologists, and the money started rolling in.

Tim Johnson, may or may not be the very same one of the Johnson and Johnson brothers of another Scientology lawfirm that used to do work for scientology. I got a letter from him years ago... I believe trying to get information about a letter I sent to the Chief Judge of Central Federal Judicial District - Chief Judge Kovacavich about Scientology's conduct which resulted in this referral by the Chief Judge to the US attorney's office:

US Federal Judge Kovachavich wrote:
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA

M E M O R A N D U M

FROM: Chief Judge Kovachevich

TO: United States Attorney Charles Wilson

DATE: May 22, 1996

RE: CRIMINAL ACTIVITY COMPLAINT

I received the enclosed letter from Mr. Lerma on May 6, 1996. Upon a review of the letter, I have concluded that Mr. Lerma's complaints are in the nature of criminal activity for which he appears to desire investigation. Since the requested action is not within the purview of my judicial authority, I am forwarding the letter to you for whatsoever processing and proceedings which you may determine to be appropriate.

I appreciate your consideration of the matter.

EAK/nsn

cc: Mr. Lerma

Apparantly, the current Insurance Commissioner for Florida is running for a different office in the next election. He wants to be the Attorney General. He is being backed by none other than Wally Pope's firm.

Now how do you go from being a washed up lawfirm, to rollin in the dough after you are willing to work for the Scientology satanists? I suppose you just sell your soul, thats the general routine is'nt it?

And then you become the backer for a run by the Insurance Commissioner to take control of LAW Enforcement in the State of Florida by running for Attorney General of the State of Florida!

And when I goto google, to get to the Insurance Commissioners webpage, I stumbled upon a page that had a letter addressed to Wyoming Senator Michael Enzi... who just happens to have at one time shown considerable support for Scientology in that fracas years ago when there was a call to condemn Germany for its treatment of Scientology!

When what is wanted is extremely sensitive, Scientology always cloaks its deals in attorney client privilege..

This rings a bell in this old activists mind about a gal who called me up years ago, after sponsoring some legislation...Ill have to find that file...and there was an insurance commissioner who was also making a run for Attorney General's Job in California.. Locklear I think the name was.. im pretty bad with names though...and suddenly, learning that the Insurance commmissioner in florida is going to be running for the Attorney General's job in Florida, AND is being backed by a Scientology lawfirm... suddenly many of the weird things about that prior 'case' are suddenly making sense, especially because apparantly scientology was also involved there, as the lady claimed...only I did not quite believe her..which I now sincerely regret.

Which brings us all the way back to Lisa McPherson, the #1 saleman at AMC Publishing... AMC Publishing.. sold printed materials (Hubbard's brainwashing dreck?) of some kind to INSURANCE COMPANIES, insurance companies...who would be able to enhance profits mightyly, if their claims adjusters had no conscience, which is what scientology does. Maybe they would market Scientology's fair game management techniques by a better marketing name.. you know, something like "The Trenchcoat Club" or something

Anyone here know much about florida politics?

More to follow

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Wall Street Journal March 22, 1995

Two years ago, an Allstate agent stood up at Sears's annual meeting to ask what then seemed a bizarre question.

"To what extent," he inquired, "are the teachings of L. Ron Hubbard's Church of Scientology present today in Allstate and in Sears?"

[...]

But today, the influence of Scientology at Allstate is no joking matter. Between 1988 and 1992, it turns out, the Good Hands company entrusted the training of workers coast to coast to a consultant teaching Scientology management principles.

The consultant says more than 3,500 Allstate supervisors and agents participated in the nearly 200 seminars conducted by his firm, which was licensed by a Scientology institute to teach such classes. The course materials -- which preached a rigorous, even ruthless devotion to raising productivity -- were developed by Mr. Hubbard, founder of the religion that some critics claim is a cult.

One of the purposes of teaching Mr. Hubbard's management program, a Scientology pamphlet states, is to instill "the ethics, principles, codes and doctrines of the Scientology religion throughout the business world."

Though the company recently banned and repudiated the courses, their reverberations are still being felt -- and may even be growing. Some employees continue to use Mr. Hubbard's techniques, while other workers weave conspiracy theories about an alleged Scientology plot to infiltrate the highest levels of the company. Some agents believe they have been harassed and, despite repeated denials, the insurance giant has been unable to put all the speculation to rest. Recently, agents in Florida have launched a drive to unionize the work force -- and they are using the Scientology issue as a centerpiece of their attack on management.

[...]

Allstate managers learned to find a person's place on the scale by analyzing the individual's favorite style of conversation. "If you wish to lift the person's tone, you should talk at about half a point above their general tone level," the course book advised.

[...]

The system came to Allstate through a circuitous route that began in 1979, when church members formed a not-for-profit religious group, the World Institute of Scientology Enterprises, to market Mr. Hubbard's techniques to business. In its book, "What Is Scientology?" the organization boasts that its courses have been taught at a number of the nation's largest companies, including General Motors Corp., Mobil Corp., Volkswagen AG -- and Allstate. Except for Allstate, all these companies say they can't find any evidence that their workers took such seminars.

Many Allstate employees would come to rue the Scientology connection and to blame it on the company's top executives. Yet, ironically, it was a group of agents, rather than anyone in top management, who sought out Scientology management training in the first place. The impetus was a companywide restructuring of agents' jobs in the mid-1980s. Under the new system, agents had more responsibility to run their own businesses, hire staff, manage expenses and attract new clients.

The Hubbard management system

The change put enormous new pressure on employees, many of whom had previously sold insurance in Sears stores and had no entrepreneurial experience. (Sears, which once owned all of Allstate, sold a 20% stake to the public in 1993 and plans to spin off the rest of the company later this month.) The pressure prompted a group of about 10 agents from the Sacramento area to band together in late 1987 to search for ways to sharpen their business skills.

One member suggested at a monthly meeting in early 1988 that the group consider hiring outside consultants to help in the effort. Karen O'Hara, a relatively new agent based in the tiny town of Galt, Calif., replied that she had a client who was a management trainer, three people at the meeting recall. But they say Ms. O'Hara didn't point out that she knew the trainer, Donald Pearson, through a Scientology communications class she had taken. Ms. O'Hara confirms she took such a class but won't comment further.

Soon Mr. Pearson, then 39 years old, was meeting with the group to present his ideas. Before long, he was lecturing on organizational development to more than 40 Allstate employees gathered at the Sheraton Hotel in Sacramento. Agents say Mr. Pearson didn't hide his religion or the origin of the training program but stressed that the sessions had nothing to do with Scientology.

[...]

Mr. Pearson, though, was a top trainer for a firm called International Executive Technology Inc., which was devoted to teaching the Hubbard management system. Materials Mr. Pearson distributed in his classes included Mr. Hubbard's copyright notice at the bottom of many pages. And all of Mr. Hubbard's written words, including his management pronouncements, are considered religious scripture by the church, according to the Scientology pamphlet, "The Corporations of Scientology."

[...]

Advanced-Management seminars

Corporate executives then convened a series of meetings to discuss whether it was a mistake to hire a Scientologist, and Mr. Pearson reassured officials that his training program was separate and distinct from the religion. As a result, William Henderson, then vice president of sales, decided to give Mr. Pearson the job, Mr. Rendeiro says. However, Mr. Henderson, now retired, denies any involvement. He says the company is trying to blame it "on the old guy who retired."

There's no dispute, however, that Mr. Pearson ended up traveling around the country with two other trainers unaffiliated with Scientology, giving seminars to managers in about half the company's 28 regions. Mr. Pearson says these seminars, for which Allstate paid him $4,500 per three-day session, were given from 1989 to 1992. The classes became so popular that many regional managers invited Mr. Pearson back, at $5,000 a day, to do special sessions geared toward agents.

Allstate's Mr. Kaufman says he had specifically forbidden trainers from selling any books at the advanced-management seminars. But once Mr. Pearson began teaching large numbers of agents, questions arose about whether he was abiding by the rules.

"He snuck in about a half-hour on the promotional literature," says John Softye, a New York agent who took Mr. Pearson's Agent Prosperity Seminar in 1989. "He said: `You buy these books and you can see how to benefit yourself and improve your thinking.'" The seminar materials also advertised a series of books available from Mr. Pearson and his company: Mr. Hubbard's "Science of Survival" for $50, his "How to Live Though an Executive" for $31.25, and a three-pack of his "Money and Success" tapes for $145.

By this time, several other consultants who worked with Mr. Pearson were also training Allstate agents in Scientology management practices. At least one of the consultants pitched another book to agents: "Dianetics," Mr. Hubbard's seminal book on Scientology. Mr. Pearson says he told the consultant to stop the practice, since Allstate had banned the sale of religious materials at the seminars. Mr. Softye claims, though, that Mr. Pearson also sold copies of "Dianetics" at his seminar, an allegation that Mr. Pearson denies.

In this phase of the training program, reports from the field began to grow less favorable. In Arizona, for example, workers say they noticed a disturbing change in a key supervisor's management style after their Hubbard training in July 1990.

After taking the classes, territorial-sales manager Jeffrey Swanty talked constantly about management by statistics, says David Richardson, the former Allstate manager who attended the course with him. To apply the ideas, Mr. Richardson says, Mr. Swanty developed a system under which the worst-performing agent and the worst-performing manager in his territory would be required to reach a series of daily, weekly and monthly goals. Frequently, Mr. Richardson says, the goals were unreachable, requiring that business be doubled or tripled within a short period.

"It allowed management by intimidation. It was vindictive -- a way to try to remove people," Mr. Richardson says. "We would harass agents" by calling them constantly and visiting them repeatedly. (Mr. Richardson had his own run-ins with Mr. Swanty and was reprimanded at least once.)

One incident that employees still talk about involved William Wesler, a 35-year-old Phoenix manager, who was suffering from lymphatic cancer in 1990. Everyone in the office knew about Mr. Wesler's condition and his efforts to reduce stress as part of his treatment, Mr. Richardson says. Nonetheless, a month after taking the Hubbard training course in July, Mr. Swanty placed Mr. Wesler on a rigorous program to improve his performance.

The Hubbard course materials

During the following 120 days, Mr. Wesler was supposed to double his district's sales, hire at least one female and one minority agent, attend public-speaking classes and enroll in a college course on interpersonal skills, his August 1990 job evaluation states. He also had to meet with Mr. Swanty every other week to receive an evaluation of his progress.

"It was a workload for three people," says Mr. Wesler's widow, Sherry Scott. She says her husband completed most of the work but quit in October 1990. He died in May 1992. "When I saw Jeff Swanty at the funeral, I turned and walked away," says Greg Peterson, who had worked for Mr. Wesler and says he watched Mr. Swanty's behavior change after the management classes. "I feel his actions worsened Bill Wesler's health," he adds.

Mr. Swanty acknowledges that he was impressed with the Hubbard course materials but says he didn't implement much of the program because he feared it would create too much paperwork. He says he didn't know at the time that Mr. Hubbard was connected to Scientology. He knew Mr. Wesler was ill, Mr. Swanty adds, but denies he treated him unfairly in light of his declining performance.

"We treat people with dignity," says Edward Moran, an in-house Allstate lawyer who also denies that Mr. Swanty was unfair. He says Mr. Wesler was having serious problems with managing and communicating with agents for some time before he received his negative evaluation in August 1990. In addition, Mr. Moran says, Mr. Swanty began drafting the evaluation in June, before he took the Hubbard lessons. However, the performance review is dated Aug. 14.

Across the country, a number of agents were making complaints similar to those voiced in Arizona. Lawsuits and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaints were proliferating; more than two dozen have alleged fraud, harassment or discrimination by Allstate, often in connection with wrongful-discharge cases. One manager joked about forcing so many to quit that they would have to bring in "body bags" to cart them away, while others described agents with low productivity as below the "scum line," workers said in pretrial statements related to these lawsuits.

The company says the number of suits isn't unusual for a firm its size. The allegations reflect the failure of some agents to prosper under the more entrepreneurial system Allstate set up in the mid-1980s, it adds. The agents are falsely blaming Scientology and company officials for their own shortcomings, Allstate says. "Bless their hearts, they wish it were still 1965," says Michael Simpson, Allstate's recently retired vice president of sales.

The company would never condone harassment, Mr. Simpson says, though he adds the firm couldn't be aware of the actions of every single worker. "Allstate has always been extremely ethical and right-treating of its employees," he says.

Yet given the philosophy espoused in the Hubbard training program, many agents became convinced, rightly or wrongly, that the hardball tactics they saw many managers adopting were inspired by the Scientologists' training methods. Many knew that the church has been accused repeatedly of spying on and harassing its opponents.

Under its "Fair Game Law," written by Mr. Hubbard in 1967, an enemy of Scientology is "fair game" and can "be deprived of property or injured by any means by any Scientologist, without any discipline of the Scientologist. May be tricked, sued or lied to or destroyed." The church says Mr. Hubbard rescinded this law in 1968, although critics contend that only the term, not the concept, was discontinued.

Many agents were concerned

By 1990, many agents were concerned enough to confront their supervisors about the use of the Hubbard materials. In some instances, employees protested the implementation of management-by- statistics programs in Allstate offices. In South Florida, a Catholic agent balked at participating in a program linked to another religion. His opposition caused such a furor that the Hubbard-inspired program was curtailed, agents say.

In 1992, without acknowledging any past problems, the company scaled back its reliance on Mr. Hubbard's teachings. By 1993, Mr. Pearson had stopped giving any seminars at the company. But fear of Scientology persisted at Allstate, and the brief Scientology discussion at Sears's 1993 annual meeting did little to ease agents' concerns about the Scientology link.

One reason was that agents were still finding elements of Mr. Pearson's training program in Allstate management seminars. That fall, for example, some agents participating in a new training program, the Agency Development Process, noticed two pages, titled "Statistics Graphs, How to Figure the Scale," that were identical to those found in the Scientology material. The references to L. Ron Hubbard had been deleted.

Allstate's new companywide Better Prospecting Seminar also had some similarities to Mr. Hubbard's program, focusing on statistical analyses of performance and describing employees' various tasks using the Scientology term "hats." The new program offended some agents, who say they felt they were being taught to deceive and confuse their customers.

In May 1994, New York agent Mr. Softye, who describes himself as a devout Catholic, refused to take a test that preceded participation in the Agency Development Process, which he believed was related to Scientology training. He initially received a "job- in-jeopardy" reprimand, though it was rescinded when he complained to corporate headquarters that the test conflicted with his religious values. The incident fueled agents' drive to uncover their company's apparent links to Scientology.

The National Neighborhood Office Agents Club, NNOAC, a group of Allstate agents who are critical of management, began printing special reports outlining what it knew about the Scientology connection. In addition, the group sent Hubbard training materials that had been used at Allstate to each member of the board of directors. Someone also mailed an anonymous letter to the company's investment bankers at Lehman Brothers Inc. claiming a Scientology connection. These actions finally grabbed the attention of top management.

Allstate senior vice president Robert Gary flew three NNOAC agents to Atlanta last August and met with them in a tiny Delta Air Lines conference room at the airport. Mr. Gary says he acknowledged the company's involvement with the Hubbard management training. He told the agents the seminars were "initially embarked on in innocence," but he agreed they were a mistake. The senior vice president promised the company would write to employees admitting the error and would order that all the Scientology material be deleted from Allstate's training books.

Complete review of the process

Later that month, Allstate President Jerry Choate wrote the three agents a letter disavowing the Hubbard management materials. "The inclusion of these materials was unfortunate because the ideas and views expressed in them were clearly inconsistent with Allstate's values," Mr. Choate wrote. "The people who were responsible for screening the consultant's training materials failed to recognize that they were inappropriate and remove them."

He promised a complete review of the process that led to the hiring of Mr. Pearson. He also said the Hubbard materials hadn't been distributed for several years and that, in March 1994, he had ordered instructors to stop using any of the old texts, even if they weren't objectionable.

But last October, an incident in Florida showed that speculation among Allstate agents about the influence of Scientology on the company is far from dead. On Halloween, 16 agents from Orlando were called into a brief meeting, where territorial-sales manager Daryl Starke reprimanded agents for failing to sell enough life insurance. "This is serious business, folks; wake up!" one agent quoted Mr. Starke as saying. He told workers that unless they produced six life-insurance policies within 90 days, their jobs would be in jeopardy, three employees at the meeting say.

Within a few weeks, many of these workers happened to hear about the Scientology issue for the first time. They suspected that Mr. Starke had taken the Hubbard course, as Allstate now says he had. One agent was so disturbed that he talked to his priest about the matter. In recent months, he and another agent filed religious- discrimination claims with the EEOC. Allstate denies the charges. The cases are pending.

Copyright 1995 Dow Jones & Co., Inc. All rights reserved.

now...

If US vs MSH criminal case is described by scientology as We got caught stealing copy paper

When OT8 Bennitta slaughter of AMC was asked what AMC Publishing did she said "We sell insurance forms"

Stealing copy paper is to Selling insurance forms

AS

US vs MSH Criminal conspiracy case is to ?

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Scientology Canada Anti Psychiatry Propaganda

On June 8, 2006 "Praxis" posted a link to a report

From [long link]

Hijacking of debate over Ritalin is feared
ALLISON LAMPERT, The Gazette
Published: Thursday, June 08, 2006

New controversy surrounds efforts to launch Quebec's first class action over the attention deficit disorder drug Ritalin.

The lawsuit has already sparked debate on whether cash-strapped Quebec schools are bullying parents into giving prescription drugs to their children.

[snip]

But the president of the National Parents Association said his fight to make sure parents - and not schools - control the medicine cabinet has nothing to do with his religious beliefs.

"I am very proud of the fact that I'm a Scientologist, but this is not a Scientology issue," NPA president George Mentis said. "It's a question of informed consent."

[snip]

Danielle Lavigueur said her son Gabriel, 12, was required to take the drugs as part of his individualized education plan at Ecole secondaire St. Jean Baptiste in Longueuil.

[snip]

In March, after Gabriel was suspended repeatedly from school, a friend introduced Lavigueur to Raphael Huppe and George Mentis, two Scientologists who run the NPA.

[snip]

What Mentis rarely discusses, however, is his long-term involvement in Scientology. He's written articles for Freedom, a Scientology publication.

From 1993 to 2001, he headed the Toronto-based Canadian chapter of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights, a group founded by the Church of Scientology in 1969.

In the 1980s, the U.S.-based Citizens group backed a $150-million lawsuit on behalf of a mother who said her Georgia school board had ordered her to give her son Ritalin, according to the TV news program PBS Frontline.

Mentis said he wasn't aware of the U.S. suit, which was dismissed in 1988.

Mentis has told Lavigueur about his beliefs, but he said he doesn't usually discuss them because he believes they're irrelevant.

The lawsuit, he said, is about parental choice to give kids drugs - not about the drugs themselves.

"We're not talking about psychiatry here; we're talking about the rights of parents."

Jean Lariviere, spokesperson for the Church of Scientology of Montreal, agreed that Mentis's religious beliefs have nothing to do with the NPA.

"I don't see why Mentis has the obligation to identify himself as a member of the Church of Scientology," Lariviere said in an email. "I am concerned that such a notion reeks of discrimination because it appears to require (Scientologists) to be more transparent than people of other beliefs or religions."

Yet some observers argue Scientology cannot be compared with other religions because criticism of psychiatry and the use of psychotropic drugs is an integral part of the faith.

"How can (Scientologists) be neutral if their beliefs are anti-medication?" asked Linda Aber, a family life educator at the Learning Disabilities Association of Quebec's Montreal chapter.

"They don't believe in ADD (attention deficit disorder)."

Stephen Kent, a sociology professor at the University of Alberta, said he believes the Scientologists' fight over informed consent is a way to discredit the use of drugs like Ritalin.

"Scientology's goal is to eradicate psychiatry," said Kent, who has studied Scientologists for 20 years. "Historically, one of the many vehicles Scientologists have used to reach that goal is through psychiatry's use of a variety of pharmaceuticals."

In 2005, actor Tom Cruise, a Scientologist, made headlines when he lambasted psychiatry as a "pseudo-science" and dismissed Ritalin as a "street drug" in a TV interview.

On an Internet message forum, Mentis defended Cruise's claims against a rebuttal by the American Psychiatric Association, which he dismissed as a public relations move: "In the end, no amount of PR will save psychiatry or the APA from their inevitable demise."

Scientologists have suggested that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a fake disorder set up as marketing gimmick by psychiatrists to promote the sale of drugs like Ritalin.

[snip]

Mentis helped her cause by putting her in touch with lawyer Alan Stein, who's handling the case pro bono. The NPA receives no funding from the Church of Scientology, Mentis said.

"We're essentially funding ourselves."

[snip]

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"Android Cat" posted:

http://www.macleans.ca/topstories/health/article.jsp?content=20060515_126736_126736

May 10, 2006 "The NPA is a fledgling, two-man operation with a number of volunteers. George Mentis, the NPA's president, works alongside Huppť."

So it's the usual old game of Hubbard's--to make some important sounding name for a tiny operation. (And it's bound to be stepping on the toes of some existing NPA, but that's okay because _name confusion_ is another old favourite.)

George Mentis melted my bullshit detector.

It looks like George was doing to tour circuit with .. interesting .. cloaking on his past.

http://www.edu.pe.ca/VRCS/2005/notices/may1.htm

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Scientology Cannot Change Infant Screening Law

On June 8, 2006 seattlepi.com reported:

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/health/1500AP_Newborn_Blood_Tests.html

Neb. couple fights newborn blood test law

By KEVIN O'HANLON
ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER

LINCOLN, Neb. --
A Saunders County couple has asked a federal judge to throw out Nebraska's one-of-a-kind newborn blood screening law before the case goes to trial.

Ray and Louise Spiering filed a lawsuit challenging the law in 2004, arguing that the mandatory blood test would violate a tenet of their religion beliefs as members of the Church of Scientology.

This week, they asked U.S. District Judge Richard Kopf of Lincoln to declare the law unconstitutional before a trial is held.

Lawyers for the state have until July 7 to respond to the request.

The blood screening has been standard practice in Nebraska since 1967. State health officials say the test, which consists of pricking an infant's heel to draw five drops of blood, is necessary to prevent several metabolic diseases that can cause severe mental retardation or death if left undetected.

Officials say those diseases put a strain on families and on taxpayers who often must pay for long-term care of the disabled.

Scientologists believe, however, that babies are best served with seven days of silence after birth.

"The Spierings believe that subjecting a child to the pain and trauma of a blood draw within seven days of birth could cause the child to later experience extreme physical and mental trauma which would affect the child's physical and mental health," one of their lawyers, Gene Summerlin, said in court documents.

All 50 states have newborn screening statutes.

Nebraska, Montana, Michigan and South Dakota are the only states that do not allow an exemption for parents who oppose the test for reasons such as religious beliefs.

But Nebraska is the only state that allows a court to force parents to comply with the law.

In 2004, Kopf granted the Spierings' request for a temporary order restraining the state from taking their newborn's blood within 48 hours of birth.

Kopf instructed the couple to have the test as soon as possible after the seventh day.

In asking for the law to be thrown out, the Spierings argue that Nebraska's law allows other exceptions for the tests to be delayed.

They cite a 1984 ruling by the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in a case in which a woman challenged Nebraska's requirement driver's licenses contain a photograph of the licensee.

She refused to have her photograph taken based on her religious convictions.

She argued that the state did not require photographs on learner's permits, temporary driver's licenses, farm permits or school permits.

The 8th Circuit said that because the state already allows numerous exemptions to the photograph requirement, Nebraska' argument that denying her an exemption serves a compelling state interest is "without substantial merit."

In 2003, the Nebraska Supreme Court rejected a challenge to the newborn blood screening law by Josue and Mary Anaya of Omaha.

The Anayas, who are fundamental Christians, argued that compelling the tests violated their religious beliefs. They cited the Bible, saying "the life of the flesh is in the blood" in refusing to have the baby tested. The Anayas said they believed that taking a baby's blood could shorten its life.

The high court agreed with Douglas County District Judge Patricia Lamberty, who noted that the U.S. Constitution gives parents the authority to make decisions concerning the care, custody and control of their children without unwarranted state intrusion.

However, she said, states can intervene if they have a compelling governmental interest, such as preventing diseases.

She said the law "does not unlawfully burden the Anayas' right to freely exercise their religion, nor does it unlawfully burden their parental rights."

The Spierings are also being represented by the ACLU. "

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"Huntlee Brinklee" posted:

Google/Archive: "Ray and Louise Spiering +scientology"
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=Ray+and+Louise+Spiering+%2Bscientology&btnG=Google+Search
(") Wikipedia: Silent Birth
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silent_birth
(") Rick Ross: Blood test for newborns faces religious challenge
http://www.rickross.com/reference/scientology/history/history41.html

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London Picket Report

On June 10, 2006 "John Ritson" posted:

A blazingly hot day. 6 suppressives turned up outside the Tottenham Court Road 'org', including Dave Bird and Xenu (at least a young lady in a Xenu costume). We had a new microphone for the boombox and the half-dozen Scientologists were very much on the back foot, first trying a small radio, then carting round a big sound system from the Whitfield Street 'org' around the corner, but never having the desired impact. After about an hour, they managed to summon the police. The sergeant, having seen us before, laid down simple rules to keep the two sides from getting too close and blocking the way for shoppers. We handed out leaflets, they handed out tiny invitations to a five-hour 'Dianetics workshop' in Whitfield Street the next day. Much of the space on the invitation was taken up with vital information such as that "The Dianetics Symbol in a circle is a trademark and service mark owned by Religious Technology Center and is used with its permission." - in a leaflet without the aforesaid symbol!

After a couple of hours we retreated to the coolness of a neighbouring hostelry to compare notes and make future plans.

- --
John Ritson "Alright, let's mock-up a guiding light now. And more and more and more guiding lights. Make it glitter more. More of them, and more of each one of them, and denser on each one, and get the fire on it hot and radioactive. See if you can get it to continuously glow, or get them to continuously glow. Lots of them now. More of them. If they do anything peculiar, just keep putting them where you were putting them originally. Just keep putting them there. More glow, more power, more glitter. Put some more of them there. More of them. More guiding lights. And have the guiding light tell you what the future's going to be like. And keep putting it there while it tells you all about the future. Have it tell you a century's made out of vanilla gum drops now. Have it insist on this." - L, Ron Hubbard 'Automaticities"

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Scoring Money from German World Cup Soccer

On June 8, 2006 "Andreas Heldal-Lund" posted:

This is being distributed by the cult in Europe now:

[START QUOTE]
Hello, I am writing to you as in a few hours from now we will have the largest sport event in the world happening in Germany right in the middle of Europe.

What can you, as a Scientologist do to contribute to this event and help disseminate LRH's tech to millions?

1 - If you can, go to Germany and participate as Scientology Volunteer Minister on the ground. Get in comm with the VM I/C Europe or your local org and get on the Org Board. We need 1,000 active Volunteer Ministers in the 20 VM tents all over Germany during the World Cup!

2 - If you cannot go, we need lots of donations for The Way to Happiness, to be distributed by the VMs. We need them now!

Part of the VM Activities will be the distribution of The Way to Happiness booklet. We need 4,000,000 booklets donated before the World Cup start!

Contribute and be part of the biggest sports event on Earth. I will keep you updated with more news from this front!

Per recent surveys to non-Scientologists in Europe, more then 90% have heard the word Scientology, but more than half of them don't really know what it is. And per the same survey only a small percentage has a negative opinion about it - this means that we need to tell them about the tech!

Our game is to have 4,000,000 booklets internationally raised before the start of the world cup!

To keep with the flavor of the game this is how we are playing it:

Donate for a package of 300 booklets and you scored a "goal". We need to make 13,500 "goals" before the World Cup start to win this game - be part of the team!

TO SCORE A "GOAL" CHOOSE ONE OF THE PACKAGES BELOW:

One package of 300 booklets (one "goal")
150.00

One package of 1,200 booklets (4 "goals")
600.00

One package of 6,000 booklets (20 "goals")
2,916.00.

To contribute send your credit card details to :

[...]

Sincerely,
Giovanni Frino

NEW ERA PUBLICATIONS UK
[END QUOTE]

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More Cult Harassment

On June 7, 2006 "Barbara Graham" posted:

I just got a call from the PeeDee here. It seems the San Diego org got a new, unsolicited paint job two weeks ago. When the cult complained to the police, my name came up as a 'person of interest.'

Well, to Scientology, perhaps. Not to the police, they are familiar with Scientology's repeated attempts to get me in trouble; accusations of drug dealing, planning to bomb the SD org...that sort of thing.

Scientology's behavior in the past has left a record. Combine it with files of what they've done to Mr. Scary and Maggie (accused of firebombing a Florida mission) Keith Henson, Ida Camburn and others, it shows a real and definate pattern.

Be assured that the PD here has copies of those documented incidents. On top of it all, this "vandalizm" just happened to occur around the same time somebody with a fake badge was cruising my parents' neighborhood, telling people I am a drug dealer and terrorist.

And the police are well aware that, oddly enough, there was a picket in Los Angeles that weekend. A cluster of events around the time of a picket.

Scientology has been crying 'wolf' for a long time, and the cops have a huge file on just their complaints against me. You can see how seriously they take these accusations, since it's two weeks after the fact and I only now found out about it.

The SD org people are stupid. Spray painting stuff is done by kids, not adults. And besides, why bother with that when one novel which exposes their scummy tactics will have ever so much more impact in the long run?

I think you guys just bought yourself another round of pickets!

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Barb
Chaplain, ARSCC

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Plagiarizing the Way to Happiness

On June 9, 2006 "Arnaldo Lerma" posted:

Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 5:51 pm Post subject: [Note] TWTH - The Way To Happiness - Hubbard the Plagarist,
Subject description: The Devil is a Liar - (and - Thank you to Michael Tilse)

Dear Faithful Readers,

I was an old time scientologist, that when working at DC in the 60's, listened to EVERY tape from the archives at Hubbard's office at 1829 19th Street, across the street and up the block from FCDC.

I did the same thing when I was at ASHO, with the briefing course tapes..

I did the same thing when I was at FOLOEUS above NY Org, with their tape archives, especially the ones haphazardly stashed in the old dumb waiter when NY Org was on West 74th Street. I was very interested in listening to the materials that were NOT ona ny current courses... My favorite series was called "The Look Dont Think" series...

With that said, and Ten years in Scientology as a sponge for hubbards words, my VERY FIRST thought when I glanced at a copy of THE WAY TO HAPPINESS... purportedly by L Ron Hubbard after it was published in 1982 - was:

"Hubbard never said this"* see note 1

The implication of the words in Way to Happiness, the taste in your minds mouth, if you will indulge a fractured metaphor... is that Hubbard was capable of kindness and compassion.

Smoking Gun #1 - Hubbard was not a "kind" or "compassionate" man. He viewed himself as Evil Incarnate.

Normally, when a "quotation" is used, one can cite the source work, lecture or whatever that it came from. There are no cites in WTH.

Smoking Gun #2 Nobody, anywhere, any current or ex-scientologist, has been able to cite where any of those quotes in The Way To Happiness came from I will repeat this challenge now...and will again get no reply. It is amazing that in the billions of words that Scientology "CLAIMS" that Hubbard wrote, one cannot locate ANY of those quotes... NOT ONE!!

Smoking Gun #3 Hubbard himself swore that he himself should be reminded that he promised NEVER to write such a thing:

L Ron Hubbard wrote:

"The only moral codes you have in Scientology have to do with auditing, and that's technically a moral code if you want to put it that way. If you don't audit that way, auditing doesn't occur. But please call to my attention my own words if I ever, in some lapse of God-'elp-us, write a moral code of what being good consists of.."

1 January 1960 Lecture by L Ron Hubbard, Overts and Witholds, printed on page 26 of "The State of Man Congress" Lectures, transcripts & Glossary

So here you have Hubbard promising never to write such a thing!

Smoking Gun #4
and 5 and 6 and 7, 9, 10 and more, came to my attention yesterday, a day spent waiting for book calls ( when you find the book you want, you put in a book call slip, and it takes up to an hour for it to arrive at the desk ) from the vault at the Library of Congress. Here is an image of ONE of the books, the title page of one of the books, which I made a copy of for $40+ in copy fees... and is in the process of being scanned to be run through a Linguistic Analysis Program for comparison to Hubbard.

A high ranking scientologist ( now ex ) called me once and said that they had been asked to steal books from the Library of Congress and had done so. - I was asked to steal books from public libraries, in 1969, by Scientology's Guardians office, however, I considered libraries to be my church... a matter of religion.. and I refused.

See this image; http://www.lermanet.com/image/arnie-lerma-loc-card.jpg

By the end of this research effort, We shall prove beyond any reasonable doubt , with evidence sufficent to convince a court of law, that Hubbard was not just a liar, but a thief, and the most reviled lowlife of all, L Ron Hubbard was a PLAGARIST...

See THIS IMAGE: http://www.lermanet.com/image/way-to-happiness.jpg

And in 1995 they called ex-member Dennis Erlich and myself ' copyright terrorists,' I should have known right then there, that this was in fact scientology's ADMISSION of its own guilt. But I did not know as much then as I do now, with as much certainty as I have now, that Scientology, as an organization, one day soon, will become the dictionary definition of the word "FRAUD'.

Have a nice day OSA! can any of YOU guys find those quotes in any of Hubbard's billions of words? Or is this posting, just "all lies" as you are told?

Think about it, and you may decide to run, with your life, while you still have it, out the nearest door.

PS: bring some evidenciary documents when you leave...one of the OTHER books I requested turns out to have been stolen from the Library of Congress, one month after the Copyright to WTH was filed by Scientology.

The Devil is a Liar

Arnie Lerma

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"Ida Camburn" posted:

My experience with the stolen books happened in l977. I asked the librarian in Santa Clara, Ca for the book "The Scandal of Scientology " by Paulette Cooper. She obtained the book for me from a libaray in San Deigo. I read the book and returned it promptly as felt this was a book that should be kept in circulation. (Before I returned it I read it into a five inch reel on an old Wallensach recorder.) I became acquainted with the librarian as when I ordered the book she confided in me that her daughter who was going to Davis College had asked her for $3,000.00 to take a course in the $cientology cult. She refused and was happy to find someone in the area who was trying to expose this outfit. She later told me the book by Paulette never made it back to the San Diego library. Was evidently stolen. I also found several pages missing in magazines in the library which had a story on the cult. This is why we are so lucky to have the internet--and perhaps the reason we are able to greet Ex Scientologist and find they found the truth here.

Thanks for this post Arnie--each day we learn more of the evils of the old red head who conned so many good people.

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Threatening & Murdering a Scientology Practice

On June 8, 2006 "Povmec" posted:

Don't upset Ron...

I will beat their teeth in personally. Sincerely - LRH --L. Ron Hubbard.

[ http://www.gerryarmstrong.org/50grand/cult/lrh-ethics-policy.html ]

Threat directed by L. Ron Hubbard at anyone giving bad publicity to his organizations (I guess mostly at people working in his organization.)

Thanks Gerry Armstrong to make that piece available.

Added to [ http://www.xenu-directory.net/practices/threats.html ]

Ray.

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"Muldoon" posted:

[Looking at what L. Ron Hubbard ordered done to Paulette Cooper. Contains the full text of her classic book.]

About the courageous journalist Paulette Cooper:

http://home.snafu.de/tilman/krasel/cooper

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"Ida Camburn" posted:

I remember the numerous suits filed agains Paulette Cooper. The testimony she gives as to the damage they have done to her should be read by anyone thinking of joining this evil destructive organization.

My part in one of her suits was small. I had access to several "Scandal of Scientology" written by Paulette. They were found while taking inventory in a news agency where my brother was employed. He brought them to a parent meeting (l976) and I bought them from him. I gave several to members there and asked they donate to the parent group. Two of the books were used in trials. I sent one to Congressman Ryan.

I was subpoened in late 77 and appeared in LA to answer the subpoena. When I first recieved the subpoena I started calling lawyers in San Francisco area. None would take the case -the response was "we cannot afford to take this case ". After five calls I gave up. In the mean time my friend the Late and honorable Congressman Leo Ryan was killed by the Jim Jones group in Guyanna. This was an extreme difficult time and my doctor suggested that they postpone the deposition. After filing contempt charges they finally agreed to a date, Jan. 8, 1978. My good friend Henri Crampton found a lawyer for me in Los Angeles and I am ever grateful he took my case. She had helped him rescue a loved one from the Moonie organizaton so he was happy to help a friend.

I'm sure Paulette was concerned as she knew I had never had any experience with the cult other than harassment. My friend and I stayed in a hotel close to the lawyers office where I was to go for the depo. We were afraid of traffic holding us up and being late would not have been a good thing. The cult sent Becky Chambers (a rough looking character, if I ever saw one ) to represent the cult.She came from New York, Paulette sent a lawyer to represent her part in the case. With the help of a valium (the only one I ever took) and my great lawyer, I got through it and at the time I thought of the vicious ones Paulette had to endure.

The cults contention was that Paulette had given me the books which was just not true. I had been talking with people in Palo Alto re the financing of the NarCONon group and this depostion was just to scare me into silence. I didn't silence easily then and I don't to this day. When the ordeal was over I called my husband to let him know I was okay. My friend who sat through it with me suggested we go to Vegas--my husband agreed it was a good idea so we spent the week end enjoying a show and good dinner and dropped a few coins in the slots. We both wished Paulette had been there with us.

Ida Camburn

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Based on original post from Mike O'Connor:
http://groups.google.com/group/alt.religion.scientology/msg/3b1ac81feb0d8178

Added:
Selected quotes
Excerpt from the Final Report to the Clearwater Commission
Nam Maclean affidavit.
An excerpt from a MacLean's 1974 article which contains a quote from a Scientology PR.

Webbed at webbed at http://www.xenu-directory.net/practices/r2-45.html

R2-45 - an enormously effective process for exteriorization, but its use is frowned upon by this society at this time.
-L. Ron Hubbard, "The Creation of Human Ability", p. 120

Exteriorization: The state of the thetan, the individual himself, being outside his body. [...] the state achieved in which the thetan can be outside his body with certainty
-L. Ron Hubbard, The Phoenix Lectures, 1968

In plain language, it means that someone can be released from their body by shooting them with a Colt '45, which Ron proceeded to demonstrate by firing a revolver into the floor of the podium.
-Steward Lamont, "Religion, Inc.", 1986

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The document "FINAL REPORT TO THE CLEARWATER CITY COMMISSION" includes this passage: http://www.whyaretheydead.net/misc/Factnet/CW3A.TXT

Evidentiary Fact:

N. The Church of Scientology has created a policy which orders the commission of homicide.

1. R2-45 means that you shoot the person in the head. (1-78)
2. R2-45 is shooting a person in the head. (1-96)
3. R2-45 is a Scientology policy created by Hubbard. (2-32, 33)

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The document "PRELIMINARY REPORT TO THE CLEARWATER CITY COMMISSION"
includes this passage: http://skull.piratehaven.org/~atman/factnet/cw4a.txt

Despite the general exposure of many Scientology practice policies and attacks in the media over the past several years, resulting primarily from the F.B.I.'s seizure of documents from Scientology headquarters, there exists in Hubbard's twisted mind and writings a little known policy called "R2-45" [garbled] in the book, "The Creation of Human Ability - A Handbook of Scientology" written by Hubbard and distributed by the Church of Scientology of California, the following quote appears:

"R2-45 - an enormously effective process for exteriorization, but its use is frowned upon by this society at this time."

"Exteriorization", in Scientology policy is death. The policy refers to shooting a person in the head. In a short internal Scientology memorandum called

"Racket Exposed", Hubbard attacks a number of individuals, subjects them to the "Fair Game" doctrine, and states as follows:

"Any Sea Organization member contacting any of them is to use auditing process R2-45"

It is unknown to the authors of this Report whether the process was used on those individuals.

During a meeting of Scientologists in Phoenix, Arizona, in 1954, Hubbard demonstrated the R2-45 auditing process by firing a shot into the floor during the middle of the meeting. There is some evidence to suggest that between 1975 and 1977, during the F.B.I. investigation of Scientology, meetings of Scientology executives were held in which there were discussion relative to auditing high level F.B.I. members with auditing process R2-45.

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In the book "Religion Inc." by Stuart Lamont, 1986: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Library/Shelf/lamont/guru.htm

However, in 1952 the phoenix had yet to arise from the ashes of the HDRF in Wichita. Hubbard took himself off literally to the town of Phoenix, Arizona, and opened a centre there in March 1952. He travelled in September of that year to England to lecture in London and returned again in January to find interest in his theories increasing. In between these visits he delivered the famous Philadelphia Doctorate Lectures (1-19 December 1952). These are still for sale on cassette by the Church of Scientology at over $2000 for the set and include Hubbard's notorious reference to the R2-45 process for exteriorisation. In plain language, it means that someone can be released from their body by shooting them with a Colt '45, which Ron proceeded to demonstrate by firing a revolver into the floor of the podium.

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In Nam McLean affidavit, dated 23 November 1978: http://groups.google.com/group/alt.religion.scientology/msg/3f035e369fb54b1d

7. I have copies in my possession in which ex-Scientologists were declared "suppressive persons" and made subject to the "fair game law" and a copy of Auditor #37 placing 4 persons under auditing process R2-45. In the context of such Ethics Orders auditing process R2-45 cannot be considered humorous or a joke, but a serious order.

The document attached hereto and marked Appendix "D", is a true copy of an original copy of the Auditor. The reference to Auditing Process R2-45, found in paragraph 7, under heading "Racket Exposed", was known by me as a staff member of the Church of Scientology to mean to kill someone with a Colt 45 automatic Pistol.

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In the L.A. Times article "Scientology Critics Assail Aggressiveness of Church", August 28, 1978 by Robert Rawitch and Robert Gillette: http://www.xenu.net/archive/go/media/la280878.htm

"If anyone is getting industrious trying to enturbulate (sic) or stop Scientology or its activities, I can make Captain Bligh look like a Sunday-school teacher. There is probably no limit on what I would do to safeguard Man's only road to freedom against persons who ... seek to stop Scientology or hurt Scientologists." - L. Ron Hubbard, Aug. 15, 1967

[...]

Equally misunderstood, the church contends, is a controversial Hubbard dictum label "R2-45," which the church's enigmatic founder never has chosen to elaborate. The dictum comes from Hubbard's book "The Creation of Human Ability" and reads: "R2-45: An enormously effective process for exteriorization but its use is frowned upon by this society at this time."

Exteriorization, in Scientology terminology, is the ability of the mind, or "thetan" to physically leave the body.

A number of former Scientologists who are now critics of the church assert that R2-45 is meant to authorize killing its antagonists with a .45-calibre pistol.

Church spokesman Jeffrey Dubron, of the principal American Church of Scientology in Los Angeles, says "it was only a joke."

There is no evidence that R2-45 has ever been carried out, nor is there any indication Scientologists have ever, as a matter of policy, physically harmed anyone.

There is, however, abundant evidence that the church has sought - and to a significant extent succeeded - to suppress criticism of Scientology, in part by simply promulgating policies such as fair game and R2-45 and also by the church's quickness to file civil and even criminal charges against its critics.

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In MacLean's, June 1974 by John Saunders, "Fear and Loathing in Sutton:
The McLean family's fight to escape Scientology":
http://groups.google.com/group/alt.religion.scientology/msg/60708b37a21e37da

Perhaps the most macabre product of Hubbard's imagination is "auditing process R2-45," ostensibly a method of Scientology therapy. In readily available church literature, there is a single cryptic reference to it. "R2-45: an enormously effective process for exteriorization, but its use is frowned upon by this society at this time."

What is R2-45? It's long been rumored among ex-Scientologists to mean shooting the "patient" in the brain with a .45-calibre pistol. On a Vancouver radio show this past March, a cornered Scientology public relations man offered this explanation: "R2-45 is not an auditing process. It is simply a name given in jest by Mr. Hubbard in his writings. If a person is killed he'll leave the body ... R2-45 is someone being killed and leaving the body."

---

In HCO Ethics Order No. 30: http://www.gerryarmstrong.org/50grand/cult/hco-ethics-order-30.html

4. They are fair game.
5. No amnesty may ever cover them.
6. If they ever come to a Qual Division they are to be run on reverse processes.
7. Any Sea Org member contacting any of them is to use Auditing Process R2-45.
8. The Criminals Prosecution Bureau is to find any and all crimes in their pasts and have them brought to court and prison.

Ray.

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Where Does Narconon Money Go?

On June 8, 2006 "Quaoar" posted:

Is the NarCONon fee a 'religious donation' under the Closing Agreement?

This is an interesting question for me: how are the kult's 'religious donations' handled on the form 1040? Most religious donations have a 50% deduction for WOGs. Are the donations by members for services subject to the same rules or are they 100% deductible from AGI?

...and, what about NarCONon fees? Are they fees for medical treatment with the usual percentage of adjusted gross income limitations (2.5% of AGI excluded) or do they fall under the charitable donations on Schedule A? If the NarCONon fees are considered charitable donations, are they 100% deductible - as I assume that fees ('religious donations') for services are 100% deductible (and I might be completely off-base about this!)?

Anyone know the details of the kult's procedures for claiming deductions on IRS 1040?

The reason I bring this up is that is could be a very big selling point for NarCONon if the cost for 'treatment' is deductible as a $cientology services donation rather than a medical expense.

Q

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"Jeff Jacobsen" posted:

Narconon is under Co$'s RELIGIOUS tax exemption, no? So they must be donations. And if so, that should show up on clients' paperwork somewhere. Good point.

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"Maggie" posted:

The IRS ruling letter for Narconon (dated Jan 20 1975) is scanned at: http://tinyurl.com/f45eo - a "friends of narconon" site.

It's kind of hard to read, but toward the bottom of the first page there is text about how "donors" may deduct "contributions" to subordinate chapters...etc

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Not NASCAR too

On June 7, 2006 the Arizona Daily Star, Track Talk column reported:

http://regulus2.azstarnet.com/blogs/tracktalk/1764/please-god-err-xenu-not-nascar-too

Please God, err, Xenu, not NASCAR too
2006-06-07
Jaynelle Ramon

Itís bad enough I keep finding out that celebrities I consider myself a fan of ≠ Jason Lee, Beck, Leah Remini ≠ have ties to what I can only describe as a "religion" for whack jobs ≠ donít really care if I offended anyone with that statement ≠ but now the Church of Scientology is entering NASCAR.

At the risk of once again being attacked by those readers out there who like to use the word "liberal" to insult me Iím going to say I donít want any religion, even one that isnít mocked for something about believing in aliens, in any sport in an official role.

I, like the Diecast Dude, would never mock someone or put them down for their spiritual or religious beliefs. At least not to their face. (Kidding... sort of.)

Do I care if athletes point to the skies after they score a touchdown or hit a home run?

No, but I do think itís a little ridiculous and self-aggrandizing that they think whatever god might be up there doesnít have bigger things to concern himself/herself ≠ yeah, I said herself ≠ with than Albert Pujolsí latest home run.

Should sports teams be allowed to gather together before or after games and say a little prayer? Of course.

Do I want to listen to some preacher before every NASCAR race? No, I donít. Religion isnít a part of my life and I donít like it being forced on me. Considering the fan base of NASCAR, and the large percentage of Americans that want Jesus everywhere, Iím not going to hold my breath waiting for the praying to stop.

So what do I do? I just change the channel. Wow, thatís a concept that all those censorship-happy folks should hear about.

I really do actually change the channel. Prayer makes me uncomfortable. Just blame all those years of Catholic school education.

A lot of people need it or want it in their lives. I have no problem with that.

I have no problem with religion as a whole, just the people that refuse to believe facts or rational information because of their religious beliefs.

Like the T-shirt says: I have no problem with God. Itís his fan club I canít stand.

Now, back to Scientology.

The only things I know about it are what I read on celebrity gossip blogs about Tom Cruise:

Women arenít supposed to make any noise during childbirth because it can be traumatic to a baby. Maybe Tommy Boyís mom was extra loud when he was born. Hmmm, that could explain a lot.

Psychiatrists are workers of the devil and psychiatric drugs are for weak people. As someone who has been told numerous times that I need therapy ≠ by my own mother, no less ≠ I give all psychiatrists and psychologists a big thumbs up.

Tom Cruise can cure heroin addiction in three days. Note to self, if I ever become a heroin addict, have my people call Tomís people.

Homosexuality can be cured. Because, really, itís just an evil disease for men with great style, fantastic hair and better dance moves than I could ever dream of having.

Scientologists like to jump on couches. But, come on, who doesnít?

[...]

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MSNBC reported:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13105675/

By Jeannette Walls

Donít be surprised if Tom Cruise becomes a NASCAR fan. Scientology is getting into the wildly popular race sport.

[...]

"Scientology makes a point of recruiting celebrities as a part of itís marketing appeal," says a source.

[...]

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"Free Mind" posted:

How about if we turn the tables on their advertising/recruiting campaign? At first I thought that picketing outside the races where the sci car was racing would be good - but how about ALL NASCAR events? Plus, no purchasing their products? It would surely make the news if NASCAR had to boot the sci car to avoid bad publicity, or because of an impact to their bottom line. Plus, it will get the word out to a LARGE audience about the truth behind sci. Any thoughts?

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Early Publication of the "Compleat Aberee"

On June 4, 2006 "Kristi Wachter" posted:

I'm pleased to announce a new look and new features at the Compleat
Aberree web site:

http://www.aberree.com/

(The "Compleat" in "Compleat Aberree" is not a misspelling; it is a perfectly acceptable, if somewhat affected, variant of "Complete," often seen in the titles of British publications. I prefer to think of it as aberrated, rather than wrong. So there.)

Among the new features:

* a better-integrated search
* a nifty new site map: http://www.aberree.com/site-map.html
* tables of contents for each issue - for example,

http://www.aberree.com/editions/volume-1/issue-1.html
http://www.aberree.com/editions/volume-1/issue-2.html
http://www.aberree.com/editions/volume-1/issue-3.html

improved thumbnail images - and improved full-size scans a hyperlinked glossary, offering some background on some of the obscure terms (CADA, HDRF, BDR) and individuals in the publication a random page link

The new tools I'm using should make it easier for me to get in there and clean up some of the unformatted, un-proofread pages. It's been fascinating working on the existing content, coming across stories about how Volney Mathison invented the death ray behind Fac One:

http://www.aberree.com/v01/n08p05.html

the official org's attempt to run the CADA out of business:

http://www.aberree.com/v02/n03p10.html

and the replacement of HAS with HASI:

http://www.aberree.com/v01/n04p01.html

There's still lots for me to do, but I hope the improvements will make the Compleat Aberree a more useful resource for all those interested in the early days of Dianetics and Scientology.

Feedback, questions, suggestions, complaints, and whatnot are most welcome. Especially, of course, the whatnot.

Enjoy! - and don't take it all so damn' seriously!

Kristi

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Kristi Wachter
the activist formerly known as "Jour" (before $cientology outed me)

If I am not who you say I am, then you are not who you think you are.
- James Baldwin

I think $cientology is hurting people and breaking the law, and I want them to stop it. See http://www.scientology-lies.com for more.

KSW: http://www.truthaboutscientology.com/alteringtech.htm

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"Simkatu" posted:

That's a great site!

Thanks for taking the time to put all this information out there for everyone to see. Your hard work is much appreciated.

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On June 6, 2006 Creed Pearson posted:

[666 Silentology]

Silentology
The "Religion" of the Anti-Christ

Book 0 of
The Revelations

Chapter 1
Lucifer and the Bridge to Hel

By the Apostle Creed

Non isperate mai veder lo cielo: i' vegno per menarvi all' altra riva, nelle tenebre eterne; caldo e in gelo

Hope not ever to see Heaven: I come to lead you to the other shore; into the eternal darkness; into fire and into ice -From Dante's Inferno Canto III

On the cover of "What is Silentology" you will find a bridge joining Heaven and Hel. Silentologists have been fooled into thinking that that they are going up this bridge with a run down, but running down leads to death and separation from God.

We are all made in God's image as creators and lovers of life. There are few of us totally dedicated to evil. In all the years of existence no one has ever created a technology to separate man from God and pervert the knowledge and understanding of love. But now, for this brief breath in eternity, Lucifer's path can be followed and his blind slaves can be remade in his image totally free of their natural state. The desire to love, create, invent and share ideas is replaced with eternal blind devotion to the Prince of Darkness and Death. All ideas, religions, beliefs, and technologies must be destroyed. Only Lucifer's may remain. It is steps 7, 8, 9, and 10 of "Keeping Silentology Working."

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See http://www.Silentology.com on 06-06-06 .

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Silentology
The "Religion" of the Anti-Christ and
The Biggest Gag of All Time

The Price List
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