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Happy Birthday to sci-fi writer Kevin J. Anderson! http://www.mrmedia.com/2009/06/kevin-j-anderson-enemies-and-allies-the-saga-of-the-seven-suns-paul-of-dune-novelist-mr-media-radio-interview/Happy Birthday to sci-fi writer Kevin J. Anderson!... more
Every news gathering organization lives for scoring the ultimate catch. Well, WHACKO-TV is no different, so you can imagine our glee (no relation to the TV show of the same name) when we found out that KATIE HOLMES wanted to be interviewed by our new Hollywood Reporter Thad Probinski. And of course, Wolf Douglas, News Dictator, demanded that we put the interview in his ADD News. And so it goes, a young reporter trying to make a name in the biz, while the old guard was protecting his turf. This is drama, because as they say: you cannot have drama without conflict.Every news gathering organization lives for scoring the ultimate catch. Well,... more
Actor Tom Cruise, who will be soon celebrating his 50th birthday, opened up about his work ethic, his crazy antics, his wife Katie Holmes, Scientology
MORE http://bumpshack.com/2012/05/15/tom-cruise-talks-scientology-wife-katie-holmes-in-playboy-interview/Actor Tom Cruise, who will be soon celebrating his 50th birthday, opened up about his... more
go lock up the real terrorists
I had something that felt like an epiphany today. I believe the future of all mankind is the present ways of mankind.
I know that the Scientology assholes are quick with a lawsuit if you say anything disparaging against their "religion," cause their pussies, but this isn't really disparaging. A church I irregularly attend did a sermon about "real" Angels. I was aghast at how much like Scientology that sounded. I'm a sermon on the mount, pragmatist type of church goer, not a miracles and magic type.
If I take a cursory look at Hubbard's life, the early parts seem common, reasonable, and show no indications that Scientology would be a result. I know many people who are reasonable about many things but absolutely batty in their head about a few other things. So generally I assumed Hubbard was batty about a lot of things, but now in light of the linked interview I thought, maybe he wasn't crazy on his own, maybe he got swept up into the psychological zephyr that society has which can form a religion out of thin air.
Here's the NPR interview with Ian Bogost about his rationale for inventing the game Cow Clicker that will give you a similar epiphany. http://www.npr.org/2011/11/18/142518949/cow-clicker-founder-if-you-cant-ruin-it-destroy-it
Now suppose that between the 30's and 1950 when Hubbard published Dianetics, that he saw the horrible methods and theories of treating mental health with the same disdain that Bogost had for the mindless Facebook games. Suppose that Hubbard wanted to do some PhD work and would have tried to publish Dianetics for his doctorate. Suppose that after he publishes it (for whatever reason), that the content of the book takes on a life of it's own, just like the parody game of Cow Clicker did. Suppose that movement of people changed Hubbard just like the Cow Clicker community changed Bogost; "There was one point when I realized that I was now attached to in a compulsive way."
What the hell has happened? Is this how all religions were formed? Is this how FOX News changed from a right leaning outlet for the Republican Party message to a WTF!? radical right wing brainwashing organization?
In Monty Python's Life of Brian, it seemed comical that Brian could not use reason to stop his followers from following him, but apparently it's funny because it's true. It's so ubiquitous that we don't even noticing it happening. It happens in the corporate office, it happens in your church, it happens at a town hall meeting, it happens at the family dinner table.
It makes me melancholy to think that mankind is tethered to the worst crippling bullshit parts of society because too many people are the follower type that will play Cow Clicker.I had something that felt like an epiphany today. I believe the future of all mankind... more
Wow so the world is crazy. The rothschilds, tom cruise, and Will smith are eating humans....Why aren't these people on death row yet? I have no idea.....Zionists are pratically the same as these scientiologists,,,,crazy, disusting, terrorists.....To a normal sane human being, canabalism is wrong....Canabalism is terroristic....but we still allow these terrorists to control us...makes absolutely no sense...Go figure...Hopefully Ron Paul Becomes President so he can end all this disgust... Bill Clinton stop eating people...ahhhhhh wutever...Wow so the world is crazy. The rothschilds, tom cruise, and Will smith are eating... more
An UN-OFFICIAL Teaser for Emmy-Award Winning Mark Bunker's upcoming film detailing the fraud and abuse that Scientology has committed.
http://www.knowledgereport-themovie.com------------------------------------------------------------ An UN-OFFICIAL Teaser... more
In January 2008 some members of an Internet-based collective known as Anonymous began actions against the Church of Scientology that are continuing. They designated their collective action “Project Chanology.” The originations of Project Chanology, its structure, its decision-making process, and its methods of protesting are collectively unique. Project Chanology shows the new types of social networking and activism that can spring from the instant communication the Internet provides. Understanding Project Chanology will provide a template for understanding such future movements and their actions........ http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/recent-news/42986-the-war-hackers-vs-scientology-project-chanologyIn January 2008 some members of an Internet-based collective known as Anonymous began... more
Every 5 seconds a child dies of starvation.
Every 45 seconds someone is sold into slavery.
Since you started watching this, 2850 people were victims of a crime.
Since you started watching this, illegal drugs have generated $972,850.
Every 15 seconds someone pledges to be drug free.
Every 25 seconds someone volunteers in their community.
Every second, 26 people learn their human rights.
Whether it's drug prevention or rehabilitation,
criminal reform, human rights activism or character building,
you've probably heard of some of these groups:
Foundation for a Drug Free World, Narconon, Criminon, United for Human Rights, Youth for Human Rights, The Way to Happiness, Applied Scholastics, CCHR.
And while they're each fully independent, what do they all have in common?
This group: Scientology.
1. Common Membership.
All of them are either founded, staffed or otherwise supported by Scientologists.
But look closer, and you'll also find Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, and those with no religious affiliation.
In fact, some 60% of those active in these groups are from other faiths.
Because each of these humanitarian groups is non-denominational, non-profit and non-discriminatory.
They work with thousands of schools, governments, businesses, law enforcement agencies and others in 150 countries.
2. Common Passion.
The driving purpose behind all these groups is simply to help.
Last year, their members volunteered more than 4.8 million hours to their communities: tutoring kids, rehabilitating inmates, delivering drug education lectures, promoting human rights, and so on.
They're recognized world over as some of the leading organizations in their respective fields.
3. Common Results.
The answer is in the numbers:
17,700,000 received drug education lectures.
3,400,000 people took a drug free pledge.
32,000 criminals and juveniles rehabilitated; 80% have never returned to jail.
131 new drug warnings.
125 new laws protecting patient rights.
30 public service announcements educating kids about human rights.
183,111 signatures collected in support of human rights.
2,750,000 reached weekly with human rights message.
36,000 students received one-on-one tutoring last year.
1.1 million tutoring hours volunteered last year.
45% academic improvements in tests last year.
Over half a billion people reached by each campaign.
No matter what religion, background or walk of life, those who work for the good of others are working for a cause thousands of years old.
Good will is not just a religious ideal; it's a human ideal.
The Church of Scientology is proud to support the selfless individuals who volunteer in the face of adversity, who give in times of economic strain, who dare to believe that no matter how hopeless, no matter how broken, no matter how lost, there is yet a glimmer of hope.
KNOW YOURSELF, KNOW LIFE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Feu08JxVEikEvery 5 seconds a child dies of starvation. Every 45 seconds someone is sold into... more
The Church of Scientology is being investigated by the FBI for human trafficking, it has been alleged.
Part of the probe is believed to surround the cult's mysterious leader David Miscavige, a close friend of actor Tom Cruise who was best man at his wedding, who allegedly doled out regular beatings to unruly members.
It also concerns alleged 'enslavement' of members of Scientology's religious order, 'Sea Org'.
The sensational claims have been made in a 28-page article published in American magazine The New Yorker, which includes a lengthy interview with Hollywood screenwriter and ex-Scientologist Paul Haggis, writer of Million Dollar Baby and Casino Royale.
Most of the claims focus on Gold Base, Scientology's vast nerve centre in the heart of the Californian desert, where Miscavige has an office.
There, it says, Scientology leaders are encouraged 'to instill aggressive, even violent, discipline'.
The journalist writes: 'The California penal code lists several indicators that someone may be a victim of human traﬃcking: signs of trauma or fatigue; being afraid or unable to talk, because of censorship by others or security measures that prevent communication with others; working in one place without the freedom to move about; owing a debt to one's employer; and not having control over identification documents'.
He goes on to claim: 'Those conditions echo the testimony of many former Sea Org members.'
One former member told the magazine: 'I understood that the [FBI] investigation had been going on for quite a while.'
Another added: 'They wanted a full download about the abuse.'
One ex-Scientologist alleges that punishments included being sent to the 'Hole' - a pair of 'double-wide trailers' on the base where between eighty and a hundred people were sentenced to 'do group confessions all day and all night'.
However, the Church deny the existence of 'any place of confinement' on the base.
Another interviewee claims Church leaders had developed a 'blow drill' to track down members who left Gold Base.
The journalist writes: 'When emotional, spiritual, or psychological pressure failed to work . . . physical force was sometimes used to bring escapees back.'
Sea Org members who have 'failed to fulfill their ecclesiastical responsibilities' could be sent to one of the church’s Rehabilitation Project Force locations, described as 'punitive re-education camps'.
Re-education can include manual labour or 'extensive spiritual work', the magazine claims.
The ongoing FBI investigation also focuses on Miscavige's alleged 'Hollywood-star' lifestyle.
U.S. law bans the head of a tax-exempt organisation from enjoying 'unusual perks or compensation', called inurement.
Although the church 'vigorously objects to the suggestion that Church funds inure to the private benefit of Mr. Miscavige', he was one year gifted a Vyrus 985 C3 4V superbike worth £43,000, the magazine claims.
The New Yorker paints an unflattering picture of Miscavige, who appears to rule the organisation with an iron fist.
'His word is absolute', it says, 'and he imposes his will even on some of the people closest to him.'
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1354449/Church-Scientology-FBI-probe-alleged-human-trafficking.html#ixzz1DIbEgL4uThe Church of Scientology is being investigated by the FBI for human trafficking, it... more
In this ABC video clip (uploaded in 2010), Scientology spokesman Tommy Davis is asked gentle questions about his faith by the interviewer, who wants to know if it's true that a Scientological article of faith is that the human race has its origins in the strange business of energy beings strapped to volcanoes by a space-tyrant and so forth. It's true that there's nothing objectively stranger about this than reincarnated saviours, plagues of boils, transubstantiation, or talking burning bushes, but Davis doesn't say this. Instead, he evinces this bizarre, put-upon reaction, insisting that this factual question is "offensive" and eventually storming off the set.
I'm pretty convinced that the volcano/galactic tyrant business is the basis for the Scientological faith, and I'm also convinced that if this was more widely known, it would be harder to get people to take the institution and its beliefs seriously. "Free personality test" is a lot more attractive than "Free personality test from someone who thinks your problems stem from an earlier incarnation in which you were strapped to a volcano by a galactic space tyrant."
While I think you should be free to believe in anything you want, I also think it's pretty shabby to try to bring people into your faith while deliberately disguising the tenets of the religion because you know that if you do, you can't get them in the door.
http://www.boingboing.net/2011/02/05/spokesscientologist.htmlIn this ABC video clip (uploaded in 2010), Scientology spokesman Tommy Davis is asked... more
Acknowledging the Church for its many contributions to the community were Melbourne Lord Mayor the Honourable Robert Doyle, Moonee Valley City Councillor Paul Giuliano, Shadow Minister for Tourism and Major Events, the Honourable Justin Madden, Sociologist Professor Gary Bouma and former Indigenous Person of the Year Uncle Bob Randall.
Video News Release, Church of Scientology Grand Opening in Melbourne, Australia, on 29 January 2011.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOSNL2I8rY8Acknowledging the Church for its many contributions to the community were Melbourne... more
BigNews.Biz Reports - Jan 26,2011 - Taking the initiative to handle the state-wide drug problem, Scientology parishioners step up with their own Drug-Free Tennessee campaign.
In the month prior to a recent National Survey on Drug on Drug Use and Health, an estimated 49,000 Tennessee children between 12 and 17 had used an illicit drug. Fed up with statistics like this, a group of Scientology parishioners decided to help rid the state of this problem by launching its own Drug-Free Tennessee campaign this past weekend at an event held in their church.
“We are proud to support the Foundation for a Drug-Free World here in Tennessee,” says Rev. Brian Fesler of the Church of Scientology, “Our parishioners are dedicated to helping kids grow up drug-free and we’ve got the tools to do that.”
The church parishioners will be working with the Tennessee chapter of the international organization: Foundation for a Drug-Free World. The Foundation runs programs to educate and advocate against drug abuse on a global scale, delivering its “Truth About Drugs” message through public service announcements, fact-filled booklets and a 13-part documentary about the most commonly abused drugs as described by former addicts.
Sgt. Suzanne Stephens, Community Coordinator for the Metro Nashville Police Department’s South Precinct, spoke at the event: “Drugs have an impact and touch you whether you know it or not…so where do you begin?” In answer to this, church members came up with an action plan to create a Drug-Free Tennessee. “What we are putting here is a group who can spread the truth about drugs in every part of the state,” said Rev. Fesler. “The group will be distributing booklets and making the materials available to anyone who wishes to forward the anti-drug message. It will also put on seminars and workshops and continue to support the state’s law enforcement agencies and any other organization working to prevent drug abuse.”
In the past year alone, more than 219 million people have received the Truth About Drugs message from the Foundation’s global program. Over 164 million people have viewed the Truth About Drugs public service announcements and 21 million have viewed the Truth About Drugs documentary in the past twelve months alone. For more information on the Foundation for a Drug-Free World, visit www.drugfreeworld.org. To partner with the Tennessee Chapter of the Foundation, request materials, or schedule a talk for your school group or club, contact Rev. Brian Fesler at 615-687-4600.
"http://bignews.biz/?id=966146"BigNews.Biz Reports - Jan 26,2011 - Taking the initiative to handle the state-wide... more
Preston talked with the 'Today Show' about silent birth, a practice derived from her religion, Scientology.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwJHMTtGVCM&feature=player_embeddedPreston talked with the 'Today Show' about silent birth, a practice derived... more
Oh, What a Night! Remember when Ricky Gervais Hosted The 2011 Golden Globes? - Baseline IntelligenceVeteran Television Executive Jim Romanovich provides an insider's perspective on what really goes on behind the scenes of Hollywood awards shows.Veteran Television Executive Jim Romanovich provides an insider's perspective on... more
A Must See Video! - Fox reports link between Psychiatric Drugs and School Shootings - Please CommentFox National News reported Douglas Kennedy exposed the link between
psychiatric drugs and school shootings
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9S-7aNPf33AFox National News reported Douglas Kennedy exposed the link between psychiatric drugs... more
Please, don't sit on this information. - If you're reading this, comment & pass this along to parents.
February 08, 2010 - Greed is Behind Skyrocketing Prescriptions of Antipsychotic Drugs to Children!
Risperdal is not only being given to elderly patients with dementia causing death but to children as well. The more I research this drug, the more it sickens me.
500,000 children in the US are using behavior drugs such as Rispedal, Zyprexa, Abilify, and Geodon for behavior problems. Many of the these behavior problems such as eating disorders are 'off label' and are not approved uses for the drug.
Why in the last 10 years have drug prescriptions for children sky rocketed? The New York Times in 2006 investigated this trend and published its findings. Their report should sicken anyone who reads it. It is apparent by this report, that greed is responsible for what is going on in this country by pharmaceutical companies and the physicians who write these prescriptions. A small summary of this report is next. I invite you to read the whole report here so that you will know what is behind the upsurge of drug prescriptions. Our beloved physicians are being bought out by the drug companies at your expense and your children's.
Read Full Article: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2678917/risperdal_antipsychotic_drugs_dangerous.htmlPlease, don't sit on this information. - If you're reading this, comment... more
"Were all looking for it.
Some of us have been looking our whole lives.
Some think they can buy it.
Some think they can wear it.
Some travel the world in search of it.
Most dont even know what theyre looking for.
But we all feel it.
That aching desire.
That unexplainable emptiness that can only be filled by one thing:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plg8p7v6wgQ&feature=related"Were all looking for it. Some of us have been looking our whole lives. Some... more