Friday, December 26, 2008

Is Dianetics and Scientology a Science?

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Of course not! I was watching The Origins of Life Made Easy DVD I got from a legal torrent (http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/4550293) and had to come here and post a portion of it just because it completely disproves the myth that Scientology and Dianetics is a science. Enjoy!



EDIT: I noticed the ISO was PAL and not NTSC for us north Americans when I burnt it and tried playing it on my DVD player. I normaly play these on my VLC player. I did find a DVD-Rip here and an NTSC will be up soon as well as a school friendly version (free from creationists and religious talk.)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Wikitology: Something I'll Never Understand.

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SuzanneMarie a Scientologist on OCMB in her lame attempt to prove that Jonestown was a government conspiracy conducted by the CIA (links: 1, 2, 3) cited Wikipedia as her source. If you know anything about the internet you should know that wikipidia is a good jump off point for information but should be taken with a grain of salt until further investigation. Mainly because anyone can edit it. Anyone. So entries that pertain to such things as as politically motivated issues, theology/religious topics, conspiracy theories, and other hotly contestable items are not to be taken as fact because of vandalism or incorrect information can slip it's way on there from time to time.

There have been at least one court case I'm aware of which has thrown out Wikipeida as evidence citing:

To establish the inherent unreliability of Wikipedia, the court cited a Wall Street Journal article, which said: "Anyone can edit [a Wikipedia] article, anonymously, hit and run. From the very beginning that has been Wikipedia's greatest stregth and its greatest weakness." James Glerick, Wikipedians Leave Cyberspace, Meet in Egypt, Wall St. J., Aug. 8, 2008, at W1. That unreliability is highlighted by the extensive disclaimers contained on Wikipedia, including this one: "The content of any given article may recently have been changed, vandalized or altered by someone whose opinion does not correspond with the state of knowledge in the relevant fields."

Anytime I read something and see that Wikipedia is where they are getting the information, the text in question is immediately suspect. Whether I agree with the opinions in said text or not, if I see that as where the author is getting his information, I have no choice but to call into question the intellectual sloppiness or sloth of the author.

With that said; if I see someone doing this I always like to ask them to stop and use other referances and citations in their work and correct the error. Some people are unaware; and that's fine. However, I get dumbfounded when I see a Scientologist using it as a citation. Take for example the now infamous "Anonymous Frequently Asked Questions" flier Scientology handed to me (several times now) in order to enable distrust with my fellow picketers in hopes we just stop picketing and downstating their church.


(note: This flier is a previous version; the most recent edition of this flier actually has MORE links to Wikipedia and Encyclopedia Dramatica)

What makes my head spin about this is the fact that if they do refer people to Wikipedia, it's only going to make people who aren't aware of Wikipedia's questionable content inerested in Scientology and enter "Scientology" in the search field for Wiki. Which contains some wonder bits of information such as:

Scientology and hypnosis

Scientology literature claims that L. Ron Hubbard demonstrated his professional expertise in hypnosis by "discovering" the Dianetic engram. Hubbard was said to be an accomplished hypnotist, and close acquaintances such as Forrest Ackerman (Hubbard's literary agent) and A. E. van Vogt (an early supporter of Dianetics) witnessed repeated demonstrations of his hypnotic skills.[58] Licensed psychotherapists allege that "auditing" sessions are considered a mental health treatment without a license.[citation needed] The Church disputes these statements and says that its practice leads to spiritual relief.[citation needed]

The Anderson Report, an inquiry conducted in 1965 for the state of Victoria, Australia, found that the auditing process involved "command" hypnosis, in which the hypnotist assumes "positive authoritative control" over the patient. "It is the firm conclusion of this Board that most scientology and dianetics techniques are those of authoritative hypnosis and as such are dangerous… The scientific evidence which the Board heard from several expert witnesses of the highest repute… which was virtually unchallenged—leads to the inescapable conclusion that it is only in name that there is any difference between authoritative hypnosis and most of the techniques of scientology. Many scientology techniques are in fact hypnotic techniques, and Hubbard has not changed their nature by changing their names."[164]

and:

Inflation of member statistics

In 2005, Scientology stated its worldwide membership at 8 million people, and that number included people who took only the introductory course and didn't continue on.[48] In 2007 the Church claimed 3.5 million members in the United States,[171] but according to a 2001 survey published by the City University of New York, 55,000 people in the United States would, if asked to identify their religion, have stated Scientology.[172] It has been estimated by another source outside of Scientology that adherents number under 500 thousand.[173]

Scientologists tend to disparage general religious surveys on the grounds that many members maintaining cultural and social ties to other religious groups will, when asked their religion, answer with their traditional and more socially acceptable affiliation.[173] Religious scholar J. Gordon Melton has said that the church's estimates of its membership numbers are exaggerated.[174]

Not to mention in the summary at the top of the page:

There are a large number of organizations overseeing the application of Scientology, many of which are separate legal entities.[10] These organizations have remained highly controversial since their inception. Most notable of these organizations is the Church of Scientology, whose primary concern is to uphold the belief system of Scientology. Former members, journalists, courts, and authorities in multiple countries have described Scientology as a cult [11][12][13][14][15][16] and an unscrupulous commercial enterprise. Critics claim that the organization has a history of harassing its critics and abusing the trust of its members.[14][16][17][18][15][19] Time Magazine describes Scientology as "a hugely profitable global racket that survives by intimidating members and critics in a Mafia-like manner." [14] Scientology has consistently litigated most actions which it has perceived to be threatening. One major litigation point is that of copyright infringement.[20][21]

So way to go guys helping to spread more entheta for us. Sometimes I feel I should add you to my Christmas card list for helping expose the Church's crimes sometimes on a larger scale than critics.

But let's delve further into this bullshit shall we? Now according to Hubbard, Scientologly not only helps to think logically but also increases IQ! So if that is true was can make the following assumption: Scientologists are smart, tend to think logically and refrain from so called "logical fallacies" which are errors in logical thinking.

However, they are breaking 2 of them by spreading these fliers in attempt to disprove Anonymous's allegations against the Organization of The Church of Scientology International.

1. Hasty Generalisation



Explanation: A hasty generalisation draws a general rule from a single, perhaps atypical, case. It is the reverse of a sweeping generalisation.

Applied: Anonymous member X engaged in illegal activity. Ergo, all members of Anonymous are criminals.

Why it is wrong: The conclusion hasn't been proven. Because 1 or 10 members is not necessarily representative of such a large group.

Example of absurdity: Scientologists Mario Majorski, Mary Sue Hubbard, and Reed Slatkin have all been involved in criminal activity; ergo all Scientologists are criminals.

2. Ad Hominem

Explanation: An ad-hominem is a general category of fallacies in which a claim or argument is rejected on the basis of some irrelevant fact about the author of or the person presenting the claim or argument. Typically, this fallacy involves two steps. First, an attack against the character of person making the claim, her circumstances, or her actions is made (or the character, circumstances, or actions of the person reporting the claim). Second, this attack is taken to be evidence against the claim or argument the person in question is making (or presenting). This type of "argument" has the following form:

  1. Person A makes claim X.
  2. Person B makes an attack on person A.
  3. Therefore A's claim is false.

Applied: Anonymous are criminals, terrorists, and they have a sick sense of humor. Therefore their claims against the church are untrue.

Why it is wrong: In some cases an ad-hominim isn't a logical fallacy if certain character flaws could call into question the argument of the presenter. For example a recidivist child molester claiming that child molestation should not be a criminal offence. However as we pointed above that a small amount of members of anonymous aren't representative of the entire group; this would qualify as a logical fallacy.

Example of absurdity: Christopher Columbus tortured people, so his claims about the world being round is untrue.

As we can see; these fliers are nothing short of stupid and another footbullet on behalf of Scientology. Unlike most anons I've talked to, I encourage their passing of these fliers. I think it does more damage to themselves than it does to Anonymous. It's also a giant leap of faith to ask the public to believe silly people in masks offering each other free drinks, cake, snacks and hugs a group of international terrorists because 5 people who claimed to be anonymous has committed a crime and they have a dark sense of humor. I think they underestimate the average intellect of the common "wog" by insulting their intelligence with such garbage.

In Kansas City yesterday, they didn't pass out these fliers to the public, they only gave it to 2 old guards (marlysfan and I) and 2 anonymous girls. WHY?! Obviously they know what they are doing. If one person was actually involved in a criminal organization, I think they'd know. Police would have a much better time stopping the mafia's activities by simply informing them they are in the mafia if this logic was plausible.

As far as the old guard goes; it's been 10 months now we've been aware of Anonymous. Obviously we've looked into both sides of the story and think your side is full of shit and aren't going to switch sides now that you have an updated version of the same flier we've been getting time and time again.

Scientology, give up. Just stop the fraud, abuse, dead agenting, fair game...etc. If you want us to go away, that is your only effective choice. The more you fight back, the more you will downstat yourselves. If you put your hand on an electric stove and it burns; for the love of God don't keep putting your hand on it thinking it will eventually run out of heat. You've been trying to handle anonymous for 10 months now, time to shift gears. What you guys have been doing clearly is not working.

On a side note; if they are "religious bigots" how do you explain why they picket alongside of protestant Scientologists in the Freezone?

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

What is Scientology's Stance on DMT?

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Anyone who's looked into Scientology at least for 10 minutes knows 2 things about them; they don't like drugs or psychiatry. Anyone who is very familiar with Joe Rogan is familiar with dimethyltryptamine or "DMT."

For those unfamiliar with DMT, it is one of the lesser known drugs on the scene, but with an interesting twist. Everyone does it every time they sleep. When a person sleeps they need to dream or they will go insane. During slumber brain produces this chemical into the brain causing a drugged dream state. Though only trace amounts are used in sleep, these chemical can also be extracted from plants and used as a hallucinogen. Like sleep, the user almost immediately forgets the dream. In sleeps states this is done for the mind to separate the fictional dream world and reality, though not 100% efficient, we sometimes wake up running to our drawers to look for that million dollars we found and stashed in our dream.

I have tried drugs in my younger years and refrain from all drugs today, but even if I still dibbed and dabbed, I'd be too afraid to try it. Not just because of the effects are too frightening, (and reading some of the experiences, that does seem to be the case) but because of the insane legal ramifications of getting caught with the stuff. Though there hasn't been any test confirming any dangerous side effects, it still is more illegal than heroin and cocaine.

Here is where Scientology comes in, Scientology has always been claiming that the chemical brain theory quackery and false yet admit the chemicals in psych drugs have effects on the brain. Contradictory, I know. The Beacon has blogged about this logical loophole so I won't get into it too deep. However, if DMT is a naturally occurring chemical in the brain that causes extreme emotional and sensory alterations in order to protect the mind's sanity during sleep, how could they deny the chemical brain theory existence while still taking a firm anti-drug stance? They could do what they always do, and just lie about it. They still take a voodoo-pharmacology stance on drugs even to this day; which in itself is dishonest and/or ignorant.

What is also interesting about DMT is studies that have shown that the pineal gland squeezes out a lot of this stuff prior or during death stages, which is solid grounds for those near death expediences we keep hearing about. Which makes me wonder. If it is true that when we die and go to implant stations, are we really going or is it just a drug induced dream?

I'd like to get someone in Scientology/Freezone to give me feedback on this; like to know what you think. However given the lack of communication Co$ brand Scientologists have with me I'm not holding my breath.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Defending Anonymous?

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I got an interesting e-mail from an anon who pointed me to yet another entry in an Anonymous dead agent blog similar to Anonymous Hate Group. In it, they made the claim that Anonymous was like Nazis due to their want of Tom Cruise's new movie Valkyrie in which Tom Cruise plays a Nazi planning to assassinate Adolf Hitler pulled from theaters. Interesting enough they claim not to want to invoke Godwin's reductio ad-hitlerum law, and invoke Godwin's law in the same sentence:
Please understand that I don't want to invoke Godwin, but this rather reminicient of Nazi Germany.
Aside from the irony and the obvious misspelling of reminiscent (it's really sad that of all people, I have to correct your spelling) it begs the question; why should I spend my time defending Anonymous?

I mean sure there are bad anons, just like there are bad lower-level Scientologists. The posts even admits that the vast majority of anons are good. People who are not under Scientology's hypnosis can blatantly see what is going on here and know it's a load of crap. There should be some defence of the claims aganst anonymous, sure. However, there are those who are committed to spening a good portion of their time doing this which I think is a fruitless endevor. We don't need someone standing next to a gaping asshole pointing out that everything that comes out of it is just a steaming pile of shit by analyizing every peice of corn in it. Just point out how any why it is shit overall and move on to the main arguments and not get distracted by Scientology's red herrings.

I think if Scientology were to win this battle against reason, reality and logic (or as they call it "The MEST Universe") I think they need to spend a little less time looking like assholes by using the most well known and useless logical fallacy of ad-hominim attacks and start defending themselves against criticism by rational debate.

For one, they can start by explaining why they had to lie to set up shop in Clearwater, FL, why the security at Gold Base looks as though as if it's designed more to keep people in than out, why they sue people for simply disagreeing with them, why they feel it nessassary to stalk and picket the homes of dissenters, or why they have people who spend a lot of time on the internet flaming people on newsgroups.

I try not to point out too much how Scientology are in ways similar to that of the national socialist regime of Nazi Germany for the reason that as soon as you bring up Hitler in any argument, it makes most people suspicious of your argument. Arnie Lerma does a great job pointing out the similarities for those interested; however it's safe to say Scientology aren't Nazis and most-likely not going to be throwing people in ovens. Moreover, Scientologists need to learn how to confront criticism and opposition and also learn how to stay away from nasty logical fallacies that puts so many bullet holes in their feet.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

LRH Jr. Slides Down the Memory Hole

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I'm sure many old time Scientologists would have notices that "The Church" has slowly been erasing LRH's Family from it's history. This is probably the most disturbing.


Thursday, October 23, 2008

Scientology: Reminisce of Reefer Madness

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Years ago to get a free DVD copy of Reefer Madness which I long since thrown out because of damage. I remember laughing at the film's gross exaggerations and lies about marijuana use. Voodoo-pharmacology is still a common tactic amongst anti-drug crusaders to scare people from ever trying drugs.

Although most anti-drug organizations and government ads have tried to stray from this method of persuasion because people, for the most part, know it's utter bullshit. Doesn't stop Scientology from using it to polish their apple and suck people into Narconon.



Naconon, which costs tens of thousands of dollars to participate, is a cheap and ineffective way to treat drug addiction using L. Ron Hubbard's methods of detoxifying the body. Using dangerous amounts of niacin, large doses of other vitamins called "dianizine" (after Dianetics,) long periods of sauna time, exersize, and Scientology communication courses. Even though they use 100% pure Scientology technology, somehow, it's not Scientology.

How do you spell fraud? N-A-R-C-O-N-O-N
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Narconon/

Monday, October 20, 2008

Religilous, Like Religion, Not Worth The Hype.

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I know I'm a little late on this but I wasn't fortunate enough to live in Southern California for the time of it's release. So when it finally showed up in Wichita, I hopped in the car to go see it.

I thought the movie was pretty good, had some funny moments and made a lot of good points. However, this is not Bill Maher at his best. They hype that surrounded it was too much for what was delivered and the trailer was far more entertaining than the movie. I was not impressed with the editing job either.

But let's not throw the baby out with the bath water, this was a good movie and I plan on getting it for DVD. However I wish I saw it during a matinée and saved a few bucks an went the the hookah bar which was my original intent before I noticed Google was telling me it's now showing in town. Not a total loss.

I'd recommend waiting for the DVD.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

THIS IS WHY!

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It's rare moment that I read something that tears my heart out and make me squeeze out some tears. This is one of them.

http://tinyurl.com/5wzjbw

Anonagi, on the wwp forum, wrote: A few weeks ago, I recieved this email on the San Diego Anonymous account. It was from someone who had claimed to just left Scientology, telling me a bit about her story and just wanting to share.

At the end of the email, I cried. It was one of the hardest things I have ever read, and made me think "This is why."

I wrote her back, and asked if I could share her email. She agreed, and there were a few changes made. I got the final versin of it she made with the changes to remove identifiers for her own safety. (There weren't many to begin with because she was still scared but there were enough for OSA to track her down if they read the original message.) The final one ended up back in my inbox on the 17th, and I printed this up to read to the San Diego anons at our global. I'll post the video when our camera anon gets back to me.

This is why, people. Make sure you have tissues handy - it's just too incredible not to share.

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I don't even know where to begin, so please, bear with me.

I was a Scientologist until very recently. It's very hard for me to type this out, and it's taken me a few weeks to decide wether or not to write you. I have no idea who you are, or what you do. I just saw the email link on your site and decided I had to write you.

I'm in my 50s. I cannot tell you where I lived or give you names, for reasons you know better than most people in Scientology do. I wanted to share my story with you, and how thankful I am. I'm going to try to speak in terms the general public can understand, based on you asking me if you could share this email.

I was a public Scientologist for over twenty years. I got into Scientology as a single mother, because members at the Org would babysit my daughter. I ended up eventually going up the Bridge until the level of OT2 before after spending alot of time, money, and more auditing sessions than I can begin to remember over the course of 15 years.

My daughter started attending courses and doing auditing as well and when she was in her later teens, Flag sent some Sea Org executives to our org and she was hooked. She signed on at the Sea Org when she was eighteen years old, in the late nineties.

I was very proud of her. My daughter was doing her part to help clear the planet and I was doing my part at the stress test tables to bring people into the Orgs and then selling them the Basics.

In 2002, I was called in to the office with the president of our Org. He sat me down and told me that my daughter was requesting to "route out" from the Sea Org and Scientology altogether and as her only close relative and one in Scientology, I was being asked to handle her to convince her to stay in.

We fought for several weeks. She had told me what was happening to her in the Sea Org and at the time I didn't believe her. She was telling us of working 18 hours a day 7 days a week, of being touched and groped by senior Sea Org officials, about not eating properly, and other horrors, very similar to what you've all read and what I've read over the last few weeks. I didn't want to believe her, and I was told that if I couldn't handle her I would be declared PTS for being connected to her. I remember calling her that night, and begged her to stop tearing our family apart, that she had to stay in, didn't she see? She was very upset, and said that was one of the reasons she had to leave, that she just believed there was something better out there, there had to be, there had to be something better than what she was in that would make her mother believe what she was being told over what she was hearing from her own daughter.

After that conversation, she blew a few days later and never finished routing out properly. She just up and left. She had called me several times to try and get me to listen to her, to hear why she had to do it and I felt like I had been betrayed. All the good Scientology had done her, had done me, had done us, why was she doing this, why was she turning her back on Hubbard and the Tech and her own mother? I was legitimately angry at her and hurt, and I couldn't realize it at the time. My heart told me something was wrong, but my head and my way of thinking told me otherwise, that I was doing the right thing.

I ended up disconnecting from my daughter around Christmas of 2002. It never did sit right with me, but I knew we were right, I knew we were clearing the planet. I wasn't PTS but I was given several auditing sessions and security checks to make sure I wasn't harboring any "crimes" against Scientology.

I continued on staff the next six years. My daughter would write me once every few months - I didn't even open the letters she sent and threw them away in the trash. It countinued this way until 2008.

Then in March, an amazing thing happened that changed my life. I was told on March 15th to not come to the Org that saturday, because there were "renovations" that were happenning to the interior or something similar. Most staff and workers got the same notice. I had left something at the Org that I needed, so I went there early in the morning.

An hour later, a group of people wearing masks, listening to music, and waving signs all approached from across the street and by our front doors, coming out of nowhere, about thirty to fifty people, I couldn't see through the windows too well. There were about a dozen staff members in the building and three in the lobby when this happened. I remember thinking it was the strangest thing I had ever seen, with all the masks. The signs said negative things about Scientology - that it was a cult, that it was a scam, and other things that would have normally made me brush it off, but the strangeness of it all kept all three of us locked on what was happening.

Immediately, one of the higher execs came from upstairs and told us we had to go to the meeting now, that we had to go upstairs to the conference room we used for auditing. It was in the middle of the building with no windows. All 12 of us went there, and there was where we stayed. Half of them didn't know what was happening outside and when we went to discuss it, the exec who rounded all of us up told us that it was a dangerous group outside and that they would try to kill us or hurt us if we went out - that they had been making death threats, had made bomb threats, had even killed - KILLED - people. We were being held inside for our own safety, and we were not to discuss what was happening outside, or to listen to anything we may have heard or seen from outside. One staffer went to call the police and called several times over the few hours that the "terrorists" were there.

They kept us in that room for six hours, only allowing short trips to the bathroom and we had to be accompanied by the two top execs who were there both to and from, taking a way through the building that made sure we wouldn't pass any windows.

They finally told us to forget about it and go home, at around six pm, and to forget what we saw as it was a group of SPs who we didn't want to talk with, didn't want to listen to.

I went home that night and I remembered a big sign I had seen with a website on it. It was whyaretheydead.net. I went to the site, and I panicked immediately when I saw what it was, but something just clicked on me, remembering my daughter, and I read for hours on that site and all the other ones linked through it. I read through the night, and had a large headache and didn't come in the next day because of it.

When I did get back to the Org the day after, there had been no renovations done at all. It was strange.

The exec I had mentioned earlier was an OTV. I made the first mistake I shouldn't have. I pulled him aside and asked him, since I was OTII, and had already paid for most of the preparation courses for OTIII, if the Xenu story was true, since I had seen it on so many websites. I was asked how I found out, and why I was asking, and when I said I had just looked at a few sites and was confused, I ended up getting sec-checked for three days, and was told that unless I confessed my crimes I would be kicked off the Bridge.

Over the next few months, I made the decision to leave Scientology, after doing research on it. It was a very, very hard step for me to do and it still is. I've had to move twice, change phone numbers twice, and take other steps to keep them from bothering me. I told them I wanted out completely. My friends inside were told to handle me, and I broke down and cried every night for two weeks when I realized what they were doing to me was what I had been told to do to my daughter six years ago. They disconnected from me when I told them to leave me alone and I really felt I had nobody.

I ended up looking up my daughter, who had moved in the six years. I was so scared when I picked up the phone, it took me five tries to dial the number. She picked up the phone on the third ring and said "Hello?" My voice cracked as I said her name. It was the first time we talked in six years. She just said "Mom?" in the same type of voice, and we both cried. We spoke for six hours that night.

I had missed so much of her life. Since she blew Scientology, she had moved, found a career, and was back in school. She had met a wonderful man and they had married in 2006. They had their first child around Thanksgiving last year, a beautiful daughter.

After I hung up the phone, I was so hurt and angry. I missed everything in my daughter's life because I insisted on not listening to her when she told me why she was leaving, or when she would send me letters. All her life was in those to tell me how she was, and I missed them all. I missed the letter telling me that she got accepted into school. I missed the letter about her telling me about her new job. I missed the letter that she wrote telling me about her new boyfriend and year later, her fiance. I had even thrown away my own daughters wedding invitation. I never got to see my little girl walk down the aisle, I never read or opened the letter that told me she was pregnant with her first child, or the letter that said it was a girl.

It has been a long road the last few months, but my daughter has forgiven me. I had lost twenty years of my life to Scientology, and so many meomories, and I thank god every night that I didn't lose my family too.

Scientology robbed me of all those things and I was too blind to see it, but I created a new memory that I cry everytime I remember because it was a miracle to me. Four weeks ago, I held my grandaughter for the very first time.

I'm taking it slow, one day at a time, and seeking the help I need, seeing the same doctors and specialists that helped my daughter when she left years ago.

It has taken me a long time to type this up because of the tears in my eyes, I've had to stop, it's taken me six hours to write this email.

Thank you, whoever you are. While I may never be able to stand with you, or meet you face to face, you will always have my tearful thanks for doing what you are. Get the word out to more people, and don't give up doing what you are doing, because it's working in ways nobody could have ever imagined.

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I recieved this letter three days before a cease and desist notice was sent to my grandparents home, accusing me of being a terrorist. My grandmother ws angry at me, and hurt, for getting her involved by proxy, and the feelings of anger I had at the cult, dealing with my grandmother, and also having this weigh heavily on my mind almost tore me apart. I could not read this speech at the protest without tearing up.

I pointed her in the direction of ESB, and told her the last thing she should do right now is join us. I told her to get to know what she's missed, get to know her family, get her life in order, make sure she takes care of priorities. I told her not to make the mistake that so many of the old guard had made when they left - leaving Sci on a friday, and picking up a sign on monday, for a lack of better term.

At that moment - just from some newly ex Scientologist telling us what she's endured since we started in February, and the remarkable journey she's been through...

All we've been through...all the harrassment, all the stalking, all the drama, all the assaults, cease and desist notices...everything Scientology has done to us and everything we've done...

If all we accomplish in this campaign is to have reunited a woman with her family, and her new granddaughter, then all of this would have been worth it.

This. Is. Why.
Anonymous; you kick ass in ways I can't put into words.

Scientology or Tarvuism? THAT is the Question.

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Say Hebbo! from Torvakian on Vimeo.

Tarvu tarvooti,
Oboonoo cTooti,
Mimmin O'tibbi noonah,
Mdfitty fitty noonah,
Arvu immentiBarvu,
Tarvu.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Free Take One! *angry face*

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Yesterday, Lydia (a.k.a. marlysfan) and I walked over to the Church of Scientology to grab a couple of Scientology DVDs and a Something Can Be Done About It booklet (we enjoy collecting Scientology propaganda) before heading to a local bar for a pitcher of ale. I also had a good cigar to puff on and a long walk was the perfect plan to do all 3.

When we got to the Org we grabbed 2 dvds (one for me one for Lydia) and a booklet. Afterwards a lady Scientologist stuck her self halfway out of the door to give us an angry face.

Look, if Scientology should want anyone to take their literature it should be the critics. If we're so uninformed or have the wrong idea about Scientology that the least they should do is give us free DVDs and books to sway our opinion. Not to stare us down like we're Hitler and make our heads explode with their minds.

So here's my pitch Scientology; if you are reading. As you know I did buy used copies the whole new basic books set, Interview with LRH DVD and some other Scientology books, so I don't need anything you charge for. However, I would like an Anonymous Hate Crimes and Psychiatry: An Industry of Death DVDs and whatever information DVD, booklets, pamphlets you want to toss my way. You give these out free anyways so send a copy over to the Wichita mission for me to pick up. I will watch them, read them, hell I'll even take a stress test. Just stop with the dirty looks when I do grab them. I mean you are giving them out free anyways, right?

JimJesus.com!

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I just ordered jimjesus.com

After the transition you can access this blog there or if you like you can still use the blogger name.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Second Life and Blogging

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I'm over it. I paid an for an extra month tier for the church, handed over the keys and left. I don't plan on returning to Second Life ever again. I have no interest in it whatsoever anymore. It was fun while it lasted. I have a life too demanding me to make a fake catgirl run around a fake world anymore.

However, I have decided to blog & Twitter more because it only needs a small bit of my day to do and people have been bugging me to do more with this anyway. This blog will stray a bit from political issues for the most part but I will dib and dab from time to time and talk politics and skepticism, but I am more focused on cults, and mind control.

I do ask people use my Amazon links and support me that way. I do get a cut of the proceeds and all of which goes into my pocket which in turn will inspire me to blog more. You don't have to pay extra to do this, and you're gonna use Amazon anyways, so why not go though me? I've been an Amazon whore of late anyways. I pretty much do all of my shopping though Amazon these days. Real life stores are overrated ^__^



But enough pimping my shit. Be sure to follow this blog because more is coming.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

What Has Scientology Done?!

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For this blog I will use Scientology's jargon. I will post at the bottom definitions for them. So if you have an MU or if a particular word doesn't fit right in the sentence, clear it and do not skip a gradient! I'll try to highlight them as I go along.

A lot of people have been asking me why I am such an outspoken critic of Scientology when I was never in or even met a Scientologist before I picketed against the church. They ask in real life as well the internet. When most ask me I think they are really trying to find out more on Scientology than my personal beef with the Church of Scientology. So I will address both at the same time.

Let me make a few things clear right off the bat. I have no problem with what you want to believe. Be it Hubbard's tech, Jesus dying for your sins, or even the PETA lie that beer is better for you than milk. Believe it, shout it, live it, I don't care. My problem isn't Scientology the belief, it's the organization of The Church of Scientology and their practices of fraud and abuse.

My knowledge about Scientology was very limited before early 2006 when I first started looking into Scientology and the Church. I knew L. Ron Hubbard founded it, tons of celebrities are Scientologists, and it was based around the book Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health. So right off the bat I knew there was some quackery afoot but I never investigated it any further until Tom Leykis (radio talk show host in Southern California) was telling his listeners that "Trapped in the Closet" was the best episode of South Park he's ever seen and to go watch it. So before any spoilers could be said, I turned it off and tracked down a copy of the episode to see what all the fuss was about.

Here's a link to the episode for those who haven't seen it yet.

Xenu? Body thetans? No way! This can't be real right? After I looked around I found the answer; Yes it's true Xenu is a part of Scientology, yes people buy it, and they buy it for about $300,000 USD.

So I went on various anti-Scientology groups on MySpace and was inquiring and talking more about the Xenu story. Now remember these were full of people who were already critical of the Church. There were no fence sitting Wogs or Scientologists to enturbulate. Even so, it was enough for them to put me on a list and passed around various pro-Scientology to have my account with MySpace shut down. I was lucky and my account survived. I could not say the same for others who I was talking to. They kept it up to the point where I was left with 2 options. Get more angry and passionate about my right to free speech and critical perspectives or give up and shut up.

Like 90% of the population, I don't give up or shut up when people try to get me to. I get louder. That is what they have done. Tory Christman, a critic whom I have infinite respect for told Church officials that they create their own enemies with OSA and their tactics they use to silence critics. She was right. They created me. It infuriated me that someone was willing to infringe MY right to free speech because they didn't want possible adherents to be scarred away or have their own members blow that I met up with a fellow critics "marlysfan" and "Messenger" to hold a sign outside of the Kansas City Org.

All they had to do was just let me have my weeks worth of fun talking about Xenu and I would of been over it. I would of just thrown it in with all the other crazy crap I've heard only to be brought up to friends or maybe mentioned in a blog post, but no. They insisted I take further actions against the Church by stifling my gift as a human, my right as a human, and the very one they claim to be champions of.

Now as for me, even something like this could grow old for me. I could of just dropped off the critic scene, and I almost did, until they tried to get it shut down for the 13th time (that I've counted at least.) I haven't even posted anything anywhere about Scientology for at least 10 months. However, once a critic, always an SP, always an enemy. I few under the radar even still just until I could have gotten situated in my new home. Then they tried again! I stopped even bothering to count or look because it was clear that even though they have been very successful in shutting down most of my anti-Scientologist friends on MySpace, they couldn't get mine down.


In the frame of those 10 months without Scientology interactions I spoke earlier about, I visited other message boards and became quite fond of one called 4chan.org ebaumsworld.com and found this video.



My fist reaction was not a pleasant one. I've seen how Anonymous has acted before and had just as much hope as I did fear having seen good things they've done, while at the same time had to deal with a group of them called "Patriotic Nigras" giving me shit in Second Life. But it looks like Anonymous, with the help of Mark Bunker, did the right thing. Before I saw the February 10th protest I decided to not attend any of their protests until I could see the way they conducted them selfs before I joined the next one. I was surprised how well they did, and I was there for the protest on March 15th and will be there for the one on April 12th in Hollywood.

I did meet some interesting people at this protest that reminded me why I fought so hard in Kansas City to get people to see. I met a woman who was in the Sea Org for 30 years and was scarred she would die if she left the Church because she lacked a high school education and loved ones outside the church who was there to protest Scientology forcing Sea Org women into having abortions. I met a man who was declared an SP because he helped his Son leave Scientology and now he cannot speak to his Daughter who is still in.

One of the most disturbing revelations of that trip came after I got home. Scientology claims that Anonymous is a terrorist organization and made a short DVD and posted a copy on the internet:


You cannot see in this video but you can in the DVD video (UPDATED: The Road to March 15th video contains the best video proof of this. http://www.vimeo.com/824772 at about 12:30) that the Bomb threat message at about 3:18 that claims they ripped it from the YouTube website from an Anonymous member. A closer look reviels that the video "ripped" from YouTube is in high def. Meaning one of 2 things. Scientology got ahold of the master copy of the video somehow and just said they ripped it from YouTube OR they made the video them selfs to paint Anonymous as terrorists. Here's a obvious giveaway that proves this bomb threat was NOT Anonymous. Notice how "Anonymous" said "This will be the world's biggest terrorist attack on a religion." Terrorists do not call them selfs terrorists or say "We're going to commit terrorism", especially if they are not really terrorists not committing terrorism. The other big giveaway was saing Scientology is a religion when Anonymous's message is that it is not a religion but just a tax exempt multi-level pyramid scheme cloaked as a religion.

Does this sound like a Church to you?



Cult Jargon:
  • M/U, Mis-U, or MU - a misunderstood word, meant to cause everything from blows (sudden departures) to overts and withholds, and actually being the root cause of SPs. Because of the centricity of "MUs" and their destructive potential it is a crime to go by them when studying, and subjects the student to the risk of getting a kangaroo "court of ethics". The cult is fanatical about not going by one, and insists that everyone look things up endlessly in dictionaries and go through every definition. This becomes quite tedious with words like "to", "set", and "be." Extensive pieces of the "tech" are devoted to "word clearing", qv, and so the hapless student ends up trapped in a arbitrary system which may punish or help, punish or help, alternately, with the word clearing or the ethics actions. The very definition of "MU" is mutable and arbitrary in that it is a word that makes one frown or blink or stumble on or slow down on reading, etc., as spotted by others - all of this adds to the coercive, conforming, and group- pressure nature of the beast. See M3, M4 for more on this topic. "Look up your M/Us and quit your nattering Mister, or I'll have you busted down to Ethics!"
  • Gradient - a gradual approach to brainwashing that Scientology employs so as not to scare off potential recruits. Things like OT-III, widely available over the net, are deemed to be "out-gradient", as they drive away raw recruits because they look like insane gibberish sputtered from the foaming mouth of a brain-fevered baboon. Also called a "gradient scales approach". Deviating from this tech is called going "out gradient"; a serious error.
  • Xenu (ZEE-new, ZEEN-you), sometimes spelled Xemu (ZEE-moo, ZEEM-you), the evil galactic ruler that packaged us all up, put us on Hawaii, and blew us up with H bombs 75,000,000 years ago, according to L. Ron Hubbard, author of Dianetics. The picture on the cover of Dianetics is meant to restimulate this incident implanted by Xenu, and force us to buy a copy. What's that you say? Hawaii didn't exist 75,000,000 years ago? Shhh! You'll wake him! Note: which spelling you choose is up to you; the field is split about 50/50 in ex-Scientologists, critics, and even authors on which one is best. Each side vigorously defends their pet spelling, and both sides have documentation to back up their version, which they insist is the only correct one. I believe either is correct, but I prefer Xenu with an N, pronounced ZEE-new. It is rumoured that this emotional debate will eventually lead to a schism of the arscc into two distinct and warring camps (can't you *see* the difference? *He's* black on the *left* side!)
  • BT, Body Thetan - Usually plural. Evil spirits which need to be exorcized. "OT 5 consists entirely of running out BTs; what a bore."
  • Wog - a derogatory and racist term the cult co-opted from British slang, and now uses to refer to people outside of Scientology's purview.
  • Enturbulated - Hubbardese for being upset. "Suzy found ars so enturbulating, she ran away."
  • OSA, Office of special affairs. The "dirty work" department, the cult's KGB. Took over from the GO, Guardian's Office, when the GO's leaders went to jail for infiltrating government offices, stealing and altering official files that put the cult in a bad light. "OSA Int - Office of Special Affairs International - Oversees DSA (Director of Special Affairs) network as well as handling international external threats against the Church of Scientology and international legal matters." - Jonathon Barbera. Also called GOSA as a pun on GO+OSA, and as a means of putting the lie to the constant PR refrain that "we've reformed; we're no longer criminals". Yeah, right. Only the name changed, in fact; the dirty tricks and harassment operations continue to this day. Just ask any of the ars regulars for examples; many have first-hand experience. OSA Int is now located at the HGB, qv.
  • Blow, 1. To leave suddenly. Also, the person who does this. "Sam Blew off post today; he's our third Blow this week!" 2. To get rid of the charge or mass of an engram (a moment of pain and unconsciousness). "I blew so much mass in my session!" See MU, M3, M4.
  • SP, Suppressive Person, an evil person; someone who criticizes Scientology in any way. (the two are one and the same in the cult) SPs are the cult's _1984_ Goldsteins, and give definition to the group and a common enemy. Supposedly, some large fraction of the total population is composed of these "anti-social" characters, variously cited as 2% or 20%. Hubbard listed 12 traits of the SP, such as talking in generalities, criticism, and so forth. SPs are formally "declared" with a goldenrod issue, and lists are kept of these dangerous people. Ars has adopted its own SP levels as a badge of honour; in Scientology, there are no levels of SP. SPs create PTSes, people who are influenced by them. See MU, PTS, Disconnection.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Feeding the Monkey; Oral Fixations of a New Non-Smoker

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Well I decided I have some free time and I thought I'd share a bit of the BS going on in my life to appease my readers by giving them a nugget to chew on (pun intended.)

So today marks the 26th day of my quitting smoking. Yesterday was a bitch. Probably the hardest day, even more so than the "3 day hump" or the first 3 days in layman's terms.

Though I'm long past the physical addiction, I just have an oral fixation. No that doesn't mean I'm sucking dick and I'm sure most of my readers/friends are much more clever than to make a reactionary joke like that. Com'on. Usually I just chew some gum, have some hard candy, sunflower seeds and the likes. Yesterday was another world almost. My jaw ached from the amount of chewing I was doing to that poor pack of gum. This was roughly about 2 PM, hardly the end of the day.

I did find my cure for it however. I thought to myself "What food takes the longest to eat?" then it came to me like I should of known before I proposed this question to myself. POZOLE! <3

After 40 minutes of nirvana, I was cured.


Moral of the story; Never underestimate the power of Mexican food. ^__^

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

I'm sorry....

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Since my move to CA, life has been pretty hectic with me in 2 schools and quitting smoking left me with little or no time to focus on a blog. I've still been keeping an eye on liberty issues and skepticism just to busy to give an opinion. Hold tight, once things settle down a bit I'll post a tl;dr post that you'll pretend to read and tell me was good.

People and the press have been asking me to comment on BnT and IntLibber Brautigan. At the moment there are a lot of places where you can find my opinion on the matter. I will no longer be commenting on such matters. My presence in SL has been limited for reasons already mentioned and I don't want that time used rehashing the same information to everyone who asks. If you really need to see how I feel on the issue, there's a TL;DR post on this blog or just Google around you'll find something.

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IntLibber and I have resolved our differences an my opinion of him has changed drastically. Please do not contact me regarding this issue. I'm glad the battle of words are over.

The Post regarding him has been removed. No I will not distribute backups, nor do I endorse or support any comments from said article or the numerous comments posted on other blogs or news-outlets.