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Alt.religion.scientology Week in Review

Volume 10, Issue 45 - November 11 2006


The Day Operation Clambake Began

On November 7, 2006 "Andreas Heldal-Lund posted:

November 7 2006 was the actual 10 year anniversary date for Operation Clambake - www.xenu.net. It was intended to be a weekend stunt but somehow it took on its own life - mostly thanks to how the cult reacted.

Log from the first week:

November 7 1996:
Operation Clambake's web page officially released at 0730pm Norwegian time. Press releases sent to media (Norwegian text) and mail/news.

November 8 1996:
E-mail received from Helena K. Kobrin with threats. Answered by me.

Contacted by the Danish newspaper named Berlingske Tidende. New press release sent Scandinavian press (Norwegian text). Press is informed of Kobrin's mail and are invited to call the local police and ask to join if I am to be raided. Lot's of support via mail. People say they want to mirror, I reply I can't have anything to do with that. But please inform me or put it anonymously in the Guest Book! Origo (a Norwegian seach index) covered it first (old link: http://om.origo.no/pnn/index.html?vis=796#796)

November 10 1996:
Made front page on Denmark's biggest newspaper! Berlingske Tidende had today 3 whole pages about the war against CoS on the net, includes full coverage of Zenon's story and an interview with me and link to the page (read the full Danish text and some translated at http://www.dtek.chalmers.se/~d1dd/cos/media.html. Schibsted Nett (one of the biggest Internet provider's in Norway) covered my page on the front of their page today..

Berlingske Tidene

Two persons claiming to be from CoS visit me at 0915pm today, read all about it!

November 11 1996:
Visited the police station, they are now informed about what is going on. Been interviewed again by Berlingske Tidende and Scibsteds Nett (with RealAudio file of interview). My Internet provider informs me that they will remove the NOTs from my page today if I don't. I have no intention of removing them, it's out and will stay that way. (PS: If you mail Telenor, be objective and don't shoot the messenger)

November 12 1996:
When my Internet provider yesterday told me to remove 8 named files, I did actually delete those files. But I happened to find 8 other files with other names, those I put on my page instead. Today they contacted me again and told me these files probably was similar files. You can imagine my suprise.... I stated that I was only told to remove files from a list of file names, not anywhere did CoS show either Telenor or me what content they talked about. I will no longer be able to put these files on Telenor's server, if I do they will close my access to the account. No worries, NOTs and the Fisherman Papers are all over the net. There will always be a link to one from this page at least. Take a seat and enjoy the show girls and boys, Co$ will never know what hit them. CHECK MATE IN TWO MOVES! Interviewed by a local newspaper (Stavanger Aftenblad) and a radio program called "Radionettet". Article will be printed tomorrow and and radio program will be sent on P2 Thursday (at 10:40 and 22:40). Berlingske Tidende had a piece they wrote on the two clams visiting me. Media keeps calling, faxed some more press release today too.

As usual there are many many many many many many many many copies of Fishman Papers and NOTs out there, and much more to come as long as Co$ messes about our net. Now everybody also seems to want to be linked, so I can't give you many days each. Order in the lines! :) KEEP IT COMING!!! LET'S SHOW THEM WHAT THEY DON'T WANT TO BELIEVE!

November 13 1996:
People are eager to join in, what my Internet provider did made people only more angry. Today I sent a new mail to Helena K. Kobrin. Read about lawyer claming borkified and jive parody of NOTs are violation of copyright (read the mail), also read my report to a.r.s.

November 14 1996:
ONE WEEK CELEBRATION! HIT, BUT NOT FALLEN! ;)
My Internet provider did it again, I was ordered to remove from their server the Jive and Borkified Parody of NOTs. I really wonder if it was their own initiative or Co$ who ordered this? Received answer from Helena Kobrin, I replied this and refered to my lawyer. Today was even more busy than yesterday, interviews in radio (listen to Radionettet, RealAudio) and the biggest newspaper in Norway. It made front page with a big picture in Stavanger Aftenblad today too. In between I managed to inform all neighbours with letters about the event. Interview also on Riksnettet and the interview with the Telenor Onling boss was sent twice on P2. Nettavisen had a piece. People with experiences from CoS start contacting me, it is so sad to listen to it. I hope more come forward and help nail these bastards. Please feel free to contact me with whatever you have got or know.

Full log with links here:
http://www.xenu.net/news/oc-news1996.html

10 year anniversary party was held in Stavanger in September.

It has been quite a ride...

Best wishes,
Andreas Heldal-Lund

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Scientology Pays 3.5 Mil in Scientologist Ponzi Scheme

On November 8, 2006 the Los Angeles Times reported:

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-slatkin8nov08,0,4280608.story

Scientology groups to pay back $3.5 million
They agree to return 'profits' from a Ponzi scheme run by financial advisor Reed Slatkin.
By E. Scott Reckard, Times Staff Writer

Groups affiliated with the Church of Scientology have agreed to pay back $3.5 million they received from former Santa Barbara money manager Reed Slatkin and others who invested with him.

The settlement, approved Tuesday by a federal bankruptcy judge, is part of final efforts to recover funds for the victims of Slatkin, who is serving a 14-year sentence for fraud, conspiracy and money laundering. Authorities say Slatkin led a long-running Ponzi scheme in which money from some investors was used to pay off others.

The fraud raised about $593 million in all, with investor losses estimated at about $240 million.

Slatkin, whose clients included actor Peter Coyote and television legal commentator Greta Van Susteren, paid $1.7 million in ill-gotten gains directly to Scientology organizations, bankruptcy trustee R. Todd Neilson said in court filings.

Millions of dollars more in tainted funds were funneled through other investors to Scientology-affiliated groups, including Narconon International, the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre International and the Church of Scientology Western United States, the filings said.

The exact amount funneled through the investors was never determined, said Alexander Pilmer, an attorney for Neilson. Pilmer and Scientology attorney David Schindler said the $3.5-million settlement was a negotiated compromise.

Schindler said that the church had always wanted to return any fraudulently obtained funds and that the only dispute was over what amount was fair.

"The church and its hundreds of parishioners were as much victims of Slatkin as anyone else," he said.

Slatkin, who was once an ordained Scientology minister, had maintained that his actions were motivated in part by threats from other church members. In sentencing him to 14 years in federal prison, however, U.S. District Judge Margaret Morrow rejected his claim that he had acted under "duress and diminished capacity" because fellow Scientologists pressured him to continue paying them profits.

Slatkin gave some of the $593 million he collected back to investors as "profits," which is why prosecutors place investor losses at about $240 million.

By liquidating assets and suing investors who profited by receiving tainted money, Pilmer said, the bankruptcy trustee will have repaid victims 41 cents to 42 cents on the dollar — about $100 million in all — by the end of this year.

In addition, the bankruptcy trustee is still seeking to recover $12.1 million from a dozen defendants who came out ahead on the scam. The settlement with the Scientology groups removed a major impediment to closing the case, Pilmer said.

"We are close to the final wrap-up phase," he said.

Slatkin, who lived on a four-acre estate and spent lavishly on art, cars and airplanes, is serving his prison sentence in Taft, Calif., after pleading guilty in 2002 to fraud, conspiracy and money laundering.

Slatkin started soliciting money from fellow Scientologists in the mid-1980s. His reputation grew because of his role as a financer of Internet service provider EarthLink Inc. in 1994, when he provided $75,000 to EarthLink founder Sky Dayton.

Before long, he was taking in large sums from Internet executives, Hollywood players and socialites from across the country.

In the end, Slatkin admitted that his investment empire had been a sham since its inception in 1986, a scam he kept going for 15 years by distributing the "profits" to some investors that were really just funds from other investors — a classic example of a Ponzi scheme.

Attorneys for the bankruptcy trustee sued or threatened to sue about 400 individuals and groups that emerged as "winners," having received more money from Slatkin than they invested.

With Tuesday's endorsement of the Scientology settlement by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robin Riblet in Santa Barbara, about $78 million has been recovered in those so-called adversary proceedings, Pilmer said.

A separate lawsuit accusing Slatkin's former bankers of lending an air of legitimacy to his enterprise was settled two years ago. Without admitting wrongdoing, the defendants, including Union Bank of California, agreed to pay $26.5 million. Most of that settlement — $15.5 million — was paid to a group of the largest investors and their lawyers at Pilmer's firm, Kirkland & Ellis.

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Republicans = Scientology By Bill Maher

Several reports of political affiliations and other links to Scientology intelligence activities were posted this week:

On November 9, 2006 Bill Maher from the Huffington Post reported:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-maher/republicans-scientologi_b_33764.html

Republicans = Scientologists

"One of the tenets of Scientology is that anyone who criticizes the religion is fair game for any and all kinds of retribution. You can file lawsuits against them, you can harass them, you can spread lies about them, and it's OK because the critic is fundamentally evil.

This is the same reason Republicans have no problem running push polls, or handing out leaflets with false accusations, or calling Dems and telling them that their polling place has been changed... all this dishonest, sleazy stuff is OK because it's in the service of a greater good.

I'm not saying Dems don't indulge in vote shenanigans from time to time, but it's never on the same level. And when the Democrats do win, the impetus isn't to work with them, it's to destroy them - that was how Bill Clinton was received.

[...]

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Vince Daniels KCAA Radio Show

On November 4, 2006 "Mark Bunker" posted:

[THE WOG BLOG Present the Vince Daniels Show]

Kudos to everyone involved for another fine broadcast. You can watch the webcam presentation here:

http://xenutv.wordpress.com/

[November, 2006]

My friend Tory appeared again on the radio show, "The Many Moods of Vince Daniels." She talks about her experiences as a 30 year member of Scientology and the pain families endure from Scientology’s policies. You can see her first appearance at XENU TV.

Following Tory on the show was a segment featuring Professor David Touretzky and Greg Beha whose son was admitted to Scientology’s drug rehab program, Narconon. After making a disparaging remark about L. Ron Hubbard, Greg’s son was kicked out of the program and dumped at a seedy motel with a ten dollar bill. Mr. Beha is attempting to get a refund from Narconon.

There are few people who can explain the fraud and abuse at the core of Scientology better than Dave Touretzky. His many sites about Scientology are among the best on the web.

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Scientology Harassing Minors

On November 5, 2006 "Tanya" posted:

You can read the complaints to the SUNY University at Buffalo Police, top left in the below link:

http://buffaloscientologyinfo.com/

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Consumer Warning: Suddenly Slender Microorganisms

Scientology reference:
http://groups.google.com/group/alt.religion.scientology/msg/ba76a30246c93b91?hl=en& [long link]

On November 8, 2006 the Georgia Gwinnett Daily Post reported:

http://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/index.php?s=&url_channel_id=43&url_article_id=21311&url_subchannel_id=&change_well_id=2 [long link]

Norcross business offers mineral wrap for weight loss

Julie Tracey, owner of Suddenly Slimmer in Norcross, shows how mineral wraps are used on clients.

By Melissa Wilson
Staff Writer
[e-mail address]

South Beach Diet, Zone Diet and Trimspa -- oh my. New weight loss programs and diets appear all the time to satisfy our hunger for an easy way to lose weight. Now, a Norcross business promises a smaller physique in less than two hours, though nutrition experts aren’t convinced.

Suddenly Slimmer, a new Norcross spa, boasts mineral body wraps that promise to draw metabolic waste and impurities out, resulting in a more toned-looking body. The wraps have been gaining popularity in Georgia, and now the craze has hit Gwinnett.

The body wraps are a way to detoxify as well as a way to lose weight, said Julie Tracey, owner of the Norcross location of the Florida-based Suddenly Slender company. She says any weight loss is permanent, as long as no extra weight is gained and maintenance wraps are completed every two to three months.

During the wrap, elastic bandages are soaked in a combination of purified water, mineral powder and a special concentrate.

[...]

On the other hand, Rachel Brandeis, a registered dietitian and owner Personalized Nutrition Counseling in Atlanta, said consumers should be leery. "They’re dehydrating you," she said. "There’s no scientific proof of any minerals that have a weight-loss effect."

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"Barbz" wrote:

Direct the reporter to this web page from the FDA:
http://www.fda.gov/foi/warning_letters/g4788d.htm

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Suspected Cult Harassment

On November 8, 2006 "Valerie" posted:

Someone listed 20-odd 'Chanel' purses under my Ebay account on Sunday....and since I can't figure out any way to make money off a scheme like that, I assume YOU worked out my username and password in order to make Ebay suspend my account for 'trademark violation'. How amusing.

You vile scum-sucking, mouthbreathers must have figured that since the auto-response on my website says I won't be answering e-mail until mid-December (due to shoulder surgery), I would also be neglecting my general e-mail--and would therefore miss all the fun. Wrong, buckos. I have completed the irritating process of reinstating my account. I have also requested all the particulars (headers, etc) of who really listed those purses. And this password will henceforth be a random letter-number-symbol combo, like all my others.

I should also point out that every time my website interest flags, you twits whip out your little hubbos and start pissing. You'll get caught in your zippers one of these days.....

Valerie
http://www.scientology-kills.org

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"Barbara Graham" wrote:

I posted I would be gone last weekend, running a landsailer over the desert dry lake north of LA.

When I came back from the experience, someone had gone to the trouble of uncapping a bottle of used oil, dumping it all over the side of my driveway.

There were two bottles, awaiting recycling. Only one was spilled. It required someone to actually unscrew the bottle and dump it. As Zinj says, "Scientology doesn't do *all* bad things, it's just not unreasonable to suspect their hand in the odd, pointless but at least irritating little things like killing pets, faking crimes or even getting a vehicle towed, since that's the kinds of things they *do*.

So, until somebody in the 'Church' who was *in* on the 'OP' comes forward, or a raid exposes the evidence, you'll never know for sure."

So, whoever came onto my property to do this, we'll never know...for sure...

"I'm for the separation of church and hate."

Barb
Chaplain, ARSCC(wdne)

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Cover Up of Pedophile Child Sexual Abuse by Scientology

On November 5, 2006 "Mike Gormez" posted:

http://members.chello.nl/mgormez/childabuse/childmolester.html

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"Alert" posted:

HCOPL 1 September 1965, "Ethics Protection":
"In short a staff member can get away with murder so long as his statistic is up and can't sneeze without a chop if it's down. ... When people do start reporting a staff member with a high statistic, what you investigate is the person who turned in the report"

http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=scientology+child+abuse

30 pus videos discussing systematic *molestation* of children. WHO has the *real* 'evil purpose' in all this?

http://www.xs4all.nl/~kspaink/cos/mpoulter/worst/lockers.html

Human Rights Abuse in Scientology: The Chain Lockers

Some of the most alarming allegations against L Ron Hubbard come from the time when he took to the sea with his most dedicated followers. The degree of control that this situation gave Hubbard allowed him to unleash the most degrading punishments on his subordinates, even children.

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Hubbard Did Not Invent the Study Tech

On November 4, 2006 "Arnaldo Lerma" posted:

[...]

http://www.lermanet.com/sources.htm is my severely out of date page about this, I believe ex members will benefit greatly from the new page...TBA shortly.

A new page is being constructed to collate recent insights, and not just my own, but from other ex-members who are unwilling to bear the weight of Scientology's lies. To take a public stance with telephone number and address, and track record makes this possible.

And even though Scientology makes it as difficult as they can, it is too late for them to stop the apocalypse of Scientology.

All that appears to work in scientology is not Scientology. There is no subject called Scientology.

There is a technique called hypnosis
Hypnosis WORKS
http://www.lermanet.com/endorphin-emeter.htm
http://www.lermanet.com/exit/hubbard-the-hypnotist.htm

There are techniques of interrogation
Interrogation WORKS
http://www.lermanet.com/exit/confusion-technique.htm

There means to induce the human body's own morphine like drug called
Endorphins..
Electricity WORKS
http://www.lermanet.com/
There is a means to manipulate people with lies and innuendo..
Propaganda WORKS
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=Logical+fallacy&btnG=Google+Search

I could go one but this will do for now...
and if you ever thought Hubbard was clever because he invented Study Technology, I'm sorry but that's a lie too...

See this directory, there is no index yet..., it is .jpg images of few pages of a book (c) 1889 by a School Teacher of Rhetoric in a Richmond Virginia named Virginia Waddy

http://www.lermanet.com/exit/studytech/virginiawaddy-titlepage.jpg
http://www.lermanet.com/exit/studytech/

That's what Scientology's joke called Applied Scholastics calls (c)
The Con man of the Century - L Ron Hubbard

More proof that Hubbard was but a thief of ideas.

All arranged carefully so that you would think he was brilliant.

If brilliant, Hubbard but a talented thief.

Hubbard's Scientology demand both Your money and a your life.

That makes him MORE a criminal than a common street thief

Who at least gives you a choice...

when he says "Your wallet or your life"...

(c) 2006 Arnie Lerma
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
use by departing scientologists expressly permitted
use by Scientology or any of it entities or sub-contract con men expressly forbidden

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Ron The Roscicurean

On November 8, 2006 "Gerry Armstrong" posted:

http://www.carolineletkeman.org/refund/docs/ron-series/ron-the-rosicrucian.html#rosicrucian

Hubbard makes significant claims of discovery known to be Rosicrucian principles.
Book: Understanding the E-Meter (excerpts)
http://www.carolineletkeman.org/refund/docs/ron-series/ron-the-rosicrucian-3.html

It is known Hubbard studied Rosicrucianism. He claims here that he studied magic and mysticism for about five years. Describes what he calls a Rosicrucian practice of sitting in a dark closet gazing at a lighted candle.
Lecture: Self-Determinism On The Dynamics (excerpt)
23 October 1951
http://www.carolineletkeman.org/refund/docs/ron-series/ron-the-rosicrucian-6.html

Hubbard mentions Rosicrucianism along with trance, yoga and ESP and speaks of his emotional tone scale as a tool to establish authority.
Lecture: Introduction To the Service Facsimile (excerpt)
24 October 1951
http://www.carolineletkeman.org/refund/docs/ron-series/ron-the-rosicrucian-4.html

Hubbard remarks on a practise of gazing into a lighted candle and manifesting a face from a past traumatic experience.
Lecture: The Theta Facsimile Part II (excerpt)
29 October 1951
http://www.carolineletkeman.org/refund/docs/ron-series/ron-the-rosicrucian-7.html

Hubbard describes a Rosicrucian method of causing effects on spirits using a candle and a mirror. Mentions a medium getting slapped by her little brother.
Lecture: Cause and Effect - Part I (excerpt)
19 November 1951
http://www.carolineletkeman.org/refund/docs/ron-series/ron-the-rosicrucian-1.html

Hubbard links his Prehav Scale to Rosicrucian philosophy.
Lecture: Not-Know (excerpt)
15 June 1961
http://www.carolineletkeman.org/refund/docs/ron-series/ron-the-rosicrucian-2.html

Hubbard discusses what a Rosicrucian is likely to talk about when coming into a Scientology organization.
Lecture: Stages of Release (excerpt)
27 July 1965
http://www.carolineletkeman.org/refund/docs/ron-series/ron-the-rosicrucian-8.html

Hubbard instructs his staff as to their purpose, and gives instructions regarding Scientology publications. Instructs to avoid using specific kinds of "trite" reference material, including Rosicrucian material.
HCO PL: Compilations Section, Department 21, Office of LRH (excerpt)
31 January 1966
http://www.carolineletkeman.org/refund/docs/ron-series/ron-the-rosicrucian-9.html

See also: Hubbard and the Occult
Online essay by Jon Atack
http://www.xs4all.nl/~kspaink/cos/essays/atack_occult.html

Gerry Armstrong
http://www.gerryarmstrong.org

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"Arnaldo Lerma" posted:

ONE:

In piece of blue sky, the Rosicrucian replied to a query, stating that Hubtoad was a member for 6 months..

TWO:

When I ran Scientology's Pubs US, (later known as Bridge Publications) I recall policy that stated that book advertising for Hubtoad's hypnotic drivel were to be inserted wherever there were advertisements by the Rosecrucians.

THREE:

The largest selling book titled "THE WAY TO HAPPINESS" was in fact written by the founder of - The Rosicrucians!!... by R Swinburne Clymer M.D.

THE WAY TO HAPPINESS

"A positive Inspirational Philosophy Developing on Optimism that even Misfortune cannot Obliterate" (c) 1920

perhaps this will help connect the dots of Hubbard's deception

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Scientology-Related Media

On November 10, 2006 "Android Cat" posted:

I didn't see this posted previously. (9/9/2005)

Rev Ian Brown:

"Ian Brown has pastored the Free Presbyterian congregation in Northern Ireland¹s Maiden City, Londonderry, since 1987. He is the author of several books, notably: "What You Need To Know About The Passion Of The Christ" (2004); "60 Questions Every Jehovah's Witness Should Be Asked" (2002);..."

http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=9905194113

In streaming or MP3 formats. (They do ask for an email address--but have a busted signup confirmation process--so don't give them a primary address.)

Brief Sermon Overview:

[...]

One of the most outrageous fables of this modern times is the teaching of Scientology.

In this message, both the:

1. BACKGROUND

and

2. BELIEFS

of this unscriptural cult are examined.

In an age when Hollywood stars such as Tom Cruise, John Travolta, Kirstie Alley and Lisa Marie Presley champion the cause of Scientology before the minds of our young people, God's people need to be equipped with facts that expose it.

[...]

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"Jeff Jacobsen" posted:

[cartoon]

http://www.lisamcpherson.org/images/cartoon.png

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