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L. Ron Hubbard responsible for the Georgia Guidestones? So says a scientology squirrel, Steven Fishman.

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"No, certainly not!", Wolly complained with great annoyance, because I was not allowing him to end off the conversation. "Ron came here some years before Xenu started dumping his undesirables here. Ron's landing party touched down in what is now Elbert County, Georgia. In fact, last June, I went there with Ron to see the place, and he decided to construct a monument commemorating the original landing site. He wants it to be completed by his next birthday, this March 13th."

"Can I go see it?", I questioned.

"It's not finished yet", Wolly stated. "All I can tell you about it is that it's one of Ron's personal projects that he has become involved with. He is not planning it as a dissemination program for Scientology. The name of it will be the Georgia Guidestones, and he's planning to turn it over to the State of Georgia when it is completed, so that it can be preserved as a state landmark and never be torn down. Ron just wants to commemorate the first landing site on Earth, that's all. He is very sentimental and nostalgic when it comes to history, although few people know it."

"Where is this place located?", I asked.

"It's in the center of a farm on a hill on Route 77, between Elberton and Hartwell, Georgia", he disclosed. "Right in the middle of nowhere. Ron always liked to go to Stonehenge, In England, and it's going to look something like that, but more modern."

"Won't his name be on it as the sponsor?", I inquired.

"He doesn't want that!", Wolly sneered. "When we went there, he told everybody that he was a former concrete worker named Robert C. Christian whose great-grandmother was from Georgia. It was a marvelous mock-up. Of course, he did tell Joe Fendley, the man at the Elberton Granite Finishing Company who is building it, that he was a war hero in World War Two, which certainly is true."

"There is only one thing that puzzles me", I said. "Why did he select the name Robert C. Christian?"

"Ha, ha, ha!", Wolly laughed. "You're pretty smart, picking up on that, without having done OT Seven yet."

"Well, now that I asked, why did he?"

"It was just Ron's way of getting back at Emperor Xenu for what he did to all of us. Ron has a very good sense of humor, as well as the capacity to use a a little sarcasm whenever he has to make a point about something."

"I don't understand. What does Xenu have to do with the name Robert C. Christian?", I asked, very puzzled.

"Xenu, like all the rest of us, picked up other bodies in his subsequent life cycles, and is far better known for one of his more recent identities."

"Why?", I asked. "Was he Hitler?"

Wolly looked at me as if I had just arrived from another world and didn't know a fucking thing. He shook his head from side to side as he gulped down his drink.

"No, Xenu wasn't Hitler!", he answered. "He was Christ!"
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https://fishman.home.xs4all.nl/ls/ls06.html
 

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Thanks for the post....an interesting look at the early years of Hubbard and the gang.
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How Humira, the world’s best selling drug, is helping to finance Scientology into the future

The always reliable Jeffrey Augustine has scored another fascinating document for us that we are happy to share with you today.

It’s a tax document showing that the richest Scientologist donors in the world, Bob and Trish Duggan, recently found a way to make sure that millions more will be going to the church each year, and with no end in sight.

That’s the conclusion we’ve come to after looking at the tax document Jeffrey found and sent to us recently. It’s a 2015 tax return for the Bob & Trish Duggan Foundation, and it has some eye-opening numbers.

We’ve written numerous times about the Duggans and their amazing largesse to Scientology. Bob is currently worth about $2.8 billion, according to Forbes. His wealth zoomed in 2015 when he cashed in by selling Pharmacyclics, a company that had multiplied in value thanks to a successful cancer drug. Each fall, the Duggans are given a huge new trophy to celebrate how much they’ve donated to the church. This past year, we estimated that they’ve now given something like $80 million just to the International Association of Scientologists, only one way that a church member can give money. Forbes claimed that Bob Duggans’s total giving to the church has reached $360 million, but they didn’t explain how they reached that figure.

And now, it appears that the Duggans have found a new way to funnel money to Scientology. After talking with Jeffrey and looking through other records of the Duggan Foundation, this is the picture we’ve been able to put together.

According to tax records, the Duggan Foundation has been around since at least 2012, but for both 2012 and 2013 it reported no assets or income at all. But in the 2015 return which Jeffrey obtained, it has a remarkable new valuation.

On December 24, 2015, the Duggans moved 1 million shares of stock from the pharmaceutical firm AbbVie into the Foundation, with a valuation of about $59 million.

AbbVie is the maker of Humira, the rheumatoid arthritis medication which in 2014 became the world’s best selling drug. In 2015, AbbVie acquired Pharmacyclics from Duggan for $21 billion. ...

http://tonyortega.org/2017/07/11/ho...lping-to-finance-scientology-into-the-future/
 
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More shenanigans, the fake court document may have consequences.

Bogus court documents, compliant search engines, and Scientology-style rehabs

Yesterday The Hollywood Reporter provided a curtain-raiser for season two of Leah Remini’s A&E series with a couple of interesting articles. Seth Abramovitch wrote a new profile of Leah, and Gary Baum posted a disturbing story about how information critical of Per Wickstrom’s Narconon-style rehabs in Michigan was the subject of de-indexing requests made to search engines like Google through the use of what appear to be bogus court documents.

We were getting a lot of questions about that article, and we thought we’d break it down a little to help people understand what’s at issue. And also, it turns out that we were involved in the article’s backstory.

You see, last September we heard from a very helpful reader who keeps a close watch on the Lumen database for us. Formerly known as “chillingeffects.org,” the Lumen database is a place that keeps track of takedown requests that are made to Google, and on occasion our tipster finds evidence of, for example, someone like Bob Duggan or one of his agents requesting that Google “de-index” one of our stories.

Instead of confronting us directly about our stories, these complainants go to Google, hoping that the search giant will make it tougher for Internet users to find our stories.

In this case, our tipster noticed that Google had been given a de-indexing request for a lot of links at two sister sites that keep a watch on Scientology’s Narconon rehab network: narcononreviews.net and reachingforthetippingpoint.net. That takedown request included supporting documentation — a copy of a court order that appeared to be the result of a lawsuit in Hamilton County, Ohio against Mary McConnell, a person we have mentioned numerous times and who is associated with those two websites.

Mary (her nom de guerre) is a former Church of Scientology member and dogged researcher who has specialized in digging up documents regarding the Narconon system. We forwarded the court document to her, and she immediately told us it was bogus. No such lawsuit existed — the document was a fake. Here, see for yourself what the document looked like…

http://tonyortega.org/2017/08/10/bo...search-enginges-and-scientology-style-rehabs/
 
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Scientologists are really good at PR.

THE SCIENTOLOGY CENTRE which is to open in Firhouse, south Dublin, this weekend has been given the seal of approval by a senior member of the Nation of Islam.

Nation of Islam minister Tony Muhammad attended a launch in London heralding the opening of the new centre in Dublin. At the event, he posed for photographs with senior Scientologist Jim Mathers.

In a photo posted on Jim Mathers’ Instagram account, the two men are holding a green-covered copy of the Dianetics book, authored by Scientology’s controversial founder L Ron Hubbard, and considered one of the primary texts of Scientology. They are also standing in front of a green sign which reads: Launching Scientology in Ireland.

The Nation of Islam (NOI) has been in operation for over 80 years. It is a group which promotes black nationalism in the name of Islam. It is described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a hate group due to the “deeply racist, anti-Semitic and anti-gay rhetoric of its leaders”, according to the SPLC.

The Nation of Islam has been outspoken against gay people as well as people of the Jewish faith. ...

http://www.thejournal.ie/scientology-nation-of-islam-3642816-Oct2017/?utm_source=shortlink
 
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Protesters against the Church of Scientology will demonstrate outside its new base in south Dublin on Saturday.

The church has purchased the former Victory Outreach Centre in FirhouseRoad for a reported €6 million as a place for its members to study and hold meetings. Such venues are known in scientology as “ Ideal Orgs ”.

The protesters, many of whom are ex-members of the church, will gather for what they anticipate will be the opening of the centre by Scientology leader David Miscavige.

The Victory Outreach Centre was formerly used as a Christian church. It accommodates 1,200 people, but the Church of Scientology has just 87 members in Ireland according to the 2016 census

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ire...-of-new-scientology-base-in-ireland-1.3254969
 

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Well....at least the Catholics don't believe that 75 million years ago aliens dropped other alien prisoners into a volcano on earth and now modern humans need to be 'cleared' of the alien vibes that were released.
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Well....at least the Catholics don't believe that 75 million years ago aliens dropped other alien prisoners into a volcano on earth and now modern humans need to be 'cleared' of the alien vibes that were released.
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Yeah, that's wacko to the n'th degree, unlike raising people up from the dead, parting oceans, creating the world in seven days, walking on water and so on.
 
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Yeah, that's wacko to the n'th degree, unlike raising people up from the dead, parting oceans, creating the world in seven days, walking on water and so on.
My problem is more with transubstantiation. The Communion Host turning into the Actual Body of Christ as distinct from having a Real Presence.
 

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Yeah, that's wacko to the n'th degree, unlike raising people up from the dead, parting oceans, creating the world in seven days, walking on water and so on.
I'm sorry but aliens dropped in volcanoes 75 million years ago infecting us all has got the other things beat.

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If they were dropped into volcano's wouldn't they have been cremated, so no threat at all??
 
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A HSE drugs counsellor and a government funded anti-racism charity praised the work of the Church of Scientology during the opening of the controversial organisation’s new Dublin facility.

A representative of the charity, Sports against Racism Ireland (Sari), outlined at the event how it distributes Scientology-produced literature to those taking part in its programmes around the country.

The event was also addressed by a HSE drugs worker who praised Scientology-supported anti-drugs programmes.

On October 14th last, the Church of Scientology opened the “Ideal Org” centre in

Firhouse, Tallaght, which includes a 1,050-seat auditorium.

Scientology has been criticised elsewhere for using seemingly innocuous front groups, such as drugs and human rights organisations, to establish itself in a country and to recruit members from vulnerable communities.

A spokeswoman defended its programmes yesterday and described critics of its drugs programme as “religious bigots” who “complain about anything, even saving the life of a mother’s child”.

In recent years it has stepped up its anti-drugs and anti-psychiatry campaigns in Ireland. This has coincided with the opening of a “national affairs office” on Merrion Square in 2016, the first such office to open outside the US.

Both the HSE and Sari distanced themselves from Scientology when contacted by The Irish Times and said they do not endorse Scientology programmes, with one Sari official saying it was “duped” into taking part in ...

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ire...est&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=news_digest
 

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You may be right there, so they are spooks
 

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Did anyone else see the Louis Theroux scientology film yesterday? Featured about 4 ex high-up members who've now left, one briefed him for re-enactments of techniques & incidents involved by actors. They get harassed by current scientologists who've got wind of the project. They receive letters from Carter Ruck, a law firm representing them, warning them off. A menacing bunch of fuckers turn up & video them. They even claim they own the stretch of road on which one of their premises is situated & call the police in an effort to intimidate Theroux which turns out to be bullshit. It becomes comical & there is a standoff where everyone is videoing everyone else. Quite disturbing but also fascinating in it's own way. They seem untouchable. Anyone leaving has their life made a misery - classic cult behaviour.
 
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Scientologists up to their tricks again.

Residents and politicians in Firhouse have expressed concern about community outreach efforts by the Church of Scientology in the south Dublin suburb.

Last week the controversial organisation, which has been officially labelled a cult in several countries, opened a “Winter Wonderland” event at its new 1,200-seat facility in Firhouse. The event lasts for a month and features fairground rides, Santa Claus and several other children’s activities.

The event, which is free to enter, is the latest in a series of community events hosted by the facility since its opening in October. Other events include a Halloween festival, a variety concert and an “Alice in Wonderland tea party”.

“Nothing’s for free. What is it they’re trying to do?” asked Firhouse resident and local area representative for the Social Democrats Carly Bailey.

She was worried the church was targeting economically deprived communities with a view to recruitment. Ms Bailey, a mother of two, noted that bringing children to see Santa Claus can cost €20 or more in many places but that it was free at the Scientology centre.

“It’s obviously aimed at people who don’t have a huge amount of money who would be absolutely thrilled to bring their kids to something that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.” ...

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/soc...est&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=news_digest
 

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Man, that's sinister. Do Scientologists celebrate Christmas anyway? Only when it financially suits? Instead of a tree in the lounge do they have a volcano? Questions, questions.
 

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Are Scientologists really interested in poor people? I thought they preferred those with lots of money to give them?
 
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More Scientologist tricks. This is a long article with a lot of background info.

When the neat white package arrived at Rosmini Community School, in Drumcondra, three months ago, Chris Gueret was impressed.
Inside it the religious-studies teacher found a complete curriculum on how to teach human rights to students, alongside posters, leaflets and a well-produced DVD entitled The Story of Human Rights.

In a job where resources can be hard to come by, teachers usually welcome a gift of good-quality study materials. “The resources were amazing. Really fantastic. It was all very well done,” Gueret says, before adding that he immediately threw it all in the bin.

The material came from an organisation called Youth for Human Rights, one of about 500 organisations operating internationally that are widely regarded as front groups for the Church of Scientology. The Dublin teacher was familiar with the group, having previously taught his class a module on Scientology. He had even used some of the organisation’s own material to illustrate how it operates.

“I was pretty savvy, just because I was aware of it in the past. But, as a teacher, the resource packs are really, really good. I would be afraid that a young, naive teacher would be taken in. “You’re grappling for resources, and when you’re teaching the topic of human rights, which falls into so many different subjects, you would think it’s fantastic.”

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/soc...to-insert-itself-into-irish-schools-1.3327646
 
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Hubbardites spreading into rural Ireland.

A GROUP representing people who have been former members of the controversial Church of Scientology has said it will be joining locals to protest at a site next week that it claims is to be used for drug rehabilitation programmes.

It says the former national school in Ballivor, Co Meath, was bought by the Scientology group at the beginning of last year and is currently undergoing refurbishment.

The Ex-Scientologists Ireland group says the Church, which recently opened a large base in Firhouse in Dublin, plans to run what is called a Narconon drug rehab centre at the Co Meath facility.

"The Narconon programme consists of running, very long sauna sessions and doses of vitamins and minerals many times beyond the safe limits, with serious potential side-effects including organ damage and death," claims ex-scientologist Pete Griffiths.

The first public meeting about the Narconon development in Ballivor was held just before Christmas and attended by 170 people.

https://www.independent.ie/irish-ne...ntology-building-in-rural-meath-36480933.html
 
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