Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The IRS Beaten into Submission by Scientology

This is one of the best videos ever made in exposing scientology!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

More Names Of Ex Scientologists For The Big List

Big List Of Ex Scientologists Who Have Spoken Out "was commenced on 26 June 2009. In the last day, 11 April 2010, the list has exceeded 1000 names."

Here are 6 more names of ex scientologists who hailed from NY. These people sued the church of Scientology. That's the ultimate speaking out in my book. I will continue to add to this as I locate court cases across the country so that their names can be added.

Court: New York Civil Supreme
Index Number: 007617/1986
Case Type: Other Torts
Filed 04/16/1986
SETTLED $5,250.00 12/03/1986

Court: New York Civil Supreme
Index Number: 001133/1989
Case Type: Other Tort Commercial
Filed 1989 & 11/26/1990
Settled 05/25/1992 Supreme Trial Other Final Disp. (Pre-Note)

Court: Queens Civil Supreme
Index Number: 017283/1991
Case Type: Negligence
Filed 12/03/1991
Settled 07/14/1994 Supreme Trial Settled Before Trial

Court: New York County Civil Court
Index Number: CV-021594-99/NY
Case Type: Civil
Filed 07/09/1999
Settled 08/03/1999 09:30 AM Motion Withdrawn

Court: New York Civil Supreme
Index Number: 012076/1981
Case Type: Medical/Podiatric Malpractice
Track: Unknown
Filed: 11/19/1985
Settled 09/17/1991

"The Big List includes only former members who have spoken out against the Church of Scientology's crimes and abuses in their own names, not using a pseudonym. The list includes people who still consider themselves Scientologists and people who do not. Many of the people named spoke out first years, even decades, ago. Many others spoke out for the first time in the last few weeks and months. Every person on the list has given a great gift to others. Together, their voices cannot ever be silenced.

To those who are still in: realize that all of these people have left, and you can too. There are thousands more who left, and have not come forward to tell their story yet. And there are also hundreds more who have spoken out, but who did not want their names known. We hope that the courage of those named here empowers more people to come forward with their stories of abuse, and ultimately prevents such abuses from ever taking place again. "

Join in. Speak up. Expose Scientology.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

FAIR USE CLIP: Tory in Scientology

Mark Bunker of XENUTV posted this:
FAIR USE CLIP: Tory in Scientology
XENUTV — April 06, 2010 — FAIR USE CLIP. This brief excerpt from a much longer Scientology promotional video features critic Tory Christman when she was still in Scientology on OTVII. She was promoting the release of The New OT 5 Rundowns in 1990.

Here is Tory today :)
Scientologists Leaving - Things to Consider

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Scientology - The Soul Catchers

This is why we protest Scientology:

Repost from: From: Ackerland2 | April 10, 2010

2010-03-31 Die Seelenfänger - The Soul Catchers

This is the documentary broadcasted by the Südwestdeutscher Rundfunk (Southwest German Broadcaster) in connection with the forerun ARD-movie "Bis nichts mehr bleibt" (Until Nothing is Left) as well as the talk show "tough but fair" (firm but fair) on the subject of Scientology. Heiner von Rönn and Markus S. tell how their families have been destroyed by Scientology. Moreover, a camera team is travelling with Markus to the USA to reconstruct the suffering of the late Uwe S, who died from multiple sclerosis. With English subtitles

Scientology : The Thriving Cult of Greed and Power

Scientology : The Thriving Cult of Greed and Power
R Behar - Time, May, 1991
"This famous article critical of Scientology has been the target of an organized bookburning campaign by Scientologists as detailed in the Scarff deposition. The piece was awarded the Gerald Loeb Award for distinguished business and financial journalism, the Worth Bingham Prize and the Conscience in Media Awards from the American Society of Journalists and Authors.

By republishing it into the digital domain of the Usenet we hope to confer a kind of
immortality on it that Scientology never does on either the perpetrators or victims of its crimes.

Please use under the fair use provision of the U.S. Copyright code.
Even as the cult of Scientology tries to destroy the truth, the truth shall be loosed over the planet forever." link

Scientology: To Be Perfectly Clear

Scientology: To Be Perfectly Clear

Terrific read:

Scientology: To Be Perfectly Clear
WS Bainbridge, R Stark - SA. Sociological Analysis, 1980

Abstract: Advances a theory to explain the apparent success of
Scientology in raising its members to a superhuman level of functioning
known as "clear". It is argued that empirical evidence does not support
this claim and that the state of "clear" "is not a state of personal
development at all, but a social status conferring honor within the cult's
status system and demanding certain kinds of behavior from the person
labeled `clear'." Hubbard's social mechanisms used to establish and
defend the status of "clear" are discussed. Scientology caters to those
people who suffer from chronic unhappiness or inability to perform at the
level set for themselves. It does not solve the underlying problems; it
merely "cures the complaints by ending the person's freedom to
You can read the full 31 page article here:

Monday, April 05, 2010

Uncovering the secrets of Scientology - News

Uncovering the secrets of Scientology - News

Richard Leiby is my hero :)

Uncovering the secrets of Scientology
GW professor helped expose details of scandal, covered trial of church leaders
by Matt Rist
Senior Staff Writer Issue: 4/5/10 | News

In a sleepy beach town in the Bible Belt, a 22-year-old journalist found himself in the middle of what was then considered by some a cult - and is now known as the Church of Scientology.

That young journalist was adjunct professor Richard Leiby, one of the first to unearth religious leaders' clandestine activities during his time at The Clearwater Sun in Florida.

During his stay at the now defunct Tampa Bay-area newspaper, Leiby was sent to the nation's capital to uncover details of a wide-ranging federal probe. Church leaders were accused of trying to destroy government records that portrayed Scientology's founder, L. Ron Hubbard, in an unfavorable light.

The investigation, which resulted in the conviction of 11 high-ranking church officials - including Hubbard's wife, Mary Sue - was jumpstarted when Gerald Wolfe, one of the conspirators, was arrested in June 1977 for using a forged government identification card. After subsequent raids by the Federal Bureau of Investigation revealed the church had illegally procured documents ranging from files on federal judges to agency personnel data, the story of the infiltration of the federal government began to come to light.

Soon after, Leiby was sent to D.C. to cover the ensuing trial - United States v. Hubbard - which began in August 1978 after a year's worth of legal wrangling had delayed its start in federal court. For Leiby, the assignment presented a chance to hone his skills as a young journalist fresh on the scene.

"This little paper sent me to Washington to cover a major criminal conspiracy case, which was certainly a defining moment in my career," Leiby said.

Among the things he discovered over the course of his reporting were plans by leading Scientologists to take control of the Clearwater city government. Now a major center for the church, Clearwater contains Scientology's spiritual headquarters, known as Flag Land Base. But back in the 1970s, Scientology was still a nascent force in the central Florida city, much to the chagrin of then-mayor Gabriel Cazares, who quickly became an enemy of the church's leaders.

What Leiby uncovered about the Clearwater conspiracy, he said, was explosive.

"I was able to get out of the courthouse more than 40,000 documents of internal church material which laid out a very deliberate scheme to take over the city of Clearwater," Leiby said, referring to what became known as Operation Goldmine. "When I say 'take over,' I mean frame the mayor in a hit-and-run accident so that [he] would be neutralized, because he was an anti-Scientologist."

More than 30 years later, Leiby has moved on from uncovering the intricacies of criminal conspiracies to more pleasurable pursuits. In addition to being an adjunct faculty member at GW, he is a style and arts editor at the Washington Post, where he also once served as the Reliable Source columnist, bringing readers the latest D.C. gossip. But he says he remains thankful for the skills he gained as a young reporter navigating the contours of a major federal investigation.

"I was about 22 years old and it was my first reporting job and it was an intensely complicated case," said Leiby, who had just graduated from Temple University when he was sent to Washington. "You don't learn these kind of cases in journalism schools."

And he has not left his background behind. The work he has done in the past is what makes Leiby's Introduction to News Writing and Reporting class a highly enjoyable event for his students to look forward to twice a week.

"I can use my own experiences to give real-life examples," he said. He has brought in a number of guest speakers to address the class, including National Enquirer Executive Editor Barry Levine, who talked about the future of journalism.

"I think [students] need to know what they are getting into. They need to hear from people who have made this transition into new media," Leiby said.

In Leiby's course, the classroom is a newsroom, and the deadlines are real.

"I gave students an exercise in which I was President Obama giving them a news briefing and then had them write their ledes in eight minutes," Leiby said. "This is how we do it - what you're going to learn is rapid turnaround."

The fast-paced assignments have made for a class that mirrors the experience students would have as professional journalists. And they don't seem to mind. Junior Jehan Morsi said she likes the class' high speed, adding that Leiby's background makes it more interesting.

"The professor teaches class as an editor would hold a final editing edition of the paper; we're his staff, he's the head editor," she said.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Narconon Will Have to Show its Credentials - Topix

(Trois-Rivières) Like all drug rehabilitation facilities in the province of Quebec which provide room and board, Narconon Trois-Rivières will have to show its credentials in order to obtain certification from the Quebec Department of Health and Social Services [ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux], a requirement which will be compulsory beginning on July 1, 2011.

Just days after the publication of statements made by David Edgar Love, a former patient who became an employee and is now speaking out against certain methods used by the centre, the Mauricie Health and Social Services Agency [Agence de santé et de services sociaux de la Mauricie] said it will be keeping an eye on Narconon.

In the framework of Law 56, which provides for extending the compulsory certification of residences for the elderly to all organizations involved in drug rehabilitation, there are to be rigorous inspections to regulate and guarantee the safety and the quality of services," said Marc Lacour, director of social services.

As a result, the 14 organizations in our region will have to file an application and comply with all the requirements of the Department of Health and Social Services before July 2011. These requirements concern, in particular, the methods of intervention, the physical facilities, safety, employee training, and they might even include prohibiting affiliations to a religion or to a spiritual orientation.

It is known that Narconon has ties with with the Church of Scientology. Its methods of intervention are based on the teachings of L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of the Church of Scientology.

Since 2001, the centre has indeed been mired in controversy more than once. The latest example is the publication of statements made by David Edgar Love, who filed complaints with the Quebec Human Rights Commission [Commission des droits de la personne] and the Quebec Labour Standards Commission [Commission des normes du travail] for harassment and threats and who took the opportunity to lift the veil on certain treatment methods.

Former employees filed complaints

About ten former employees of the Narconon Trois-Rivières centre have filed complaints with the Quebec Labour Standards Commission alleging that they were not paid for hours worked.

But according to one of these former employees, Richard Lussier, there are at least 25 people in the same situation.

"It's such a hassle, but Narconon takes advantage of defenseless people to line their pockets. I had to complain to the Labour Standards Commission to get progress on my case. I'm not looking for trouble, I just want my money. But I know that many other employees haven't complained. In all, there are more than 25 of us who haven't been paid in recent months," said Lussier.

Lussier, who had been hired as a cook, was fired last month. "Narconon owes me between $1,200 and $1,300.

"That's a lot when you have to pay your rent. I spoke out loud to get what I'm owed, because this wasn't the first time it happened, but they preferred to fire me," he said.

Mr. Lussier admits having received some pay, for example $100 every two or three weeks. "The centre gives us a little something to make us keep our traps shut, they make wonderful promises, but they never give us our full pay," he said.

Marc Bernard, director of Narconon, acknowledges that former employees have not been paid.

"I think about ten complaints have been brought against us. The recession hurt us. So we accumulated a bit of a backlog in payroll. I can assure you that these people will be paid and that it will be done as quickly as possible. We don't take this lightly," he said.

He believes, however, that these former employees panicked. "It's the system that wants this, that led them to the Labour Standards Commission.

"Yet we are constantly working to have enough money to settle our debts," said Mr. Bernard.

Narconon provides therapies which last an average of three to four months. According to Mr. Bernard, the centre receives about 35 to 40 customers every three months.

But a former employee contends that the centre receives no more than twenty people a year. Most of the clientele is from Ontario, British Columbia, and Alberta.

Moreover, the costs of this therapy are particularly high, more than $5,000 a month, for a total of $20,000.

"How much does the funeral of an addict cost in your opinion? More than $12,000. In addition, we have an excellent success rate here: it's between 70 and 76 per cent, while the average for other centres is 10 per cent," said Mr. Bernard.

At present, an investigation is still being conducted by the Labour Standards Commission, which refuses to reveal more about the number and the content of the current complaints.

However, spokesperson Jean-François Pelchat did not hide the fact that Narconon has a "long trail" of complaints since 2005.

"Quite a few complaints were brought by employees, but, in most cases, the files are closed, either because the centre paid the claims or because an agreement was reached, or the complaint was not accepted, or the employee withdrew," said Mr. Pelchat.

Narconon Will Have to Show its Credentials - Topix