0:02:02.3 ASL (Aaron Smith-Levin): There's this woman named Christy Woods or Christy Siddall or however you say her last name, who for the last three years has been trying to sell her story to the Washington Post, the Tampa Bay Times, Tony Ortega, and any former Scientologist she can find. And when I say "sell" I don't mean she's actually asking for money to the best of my knowledge. Not any--, she claims that she was held by your son David Miscavige at the International Base from the age … [Read more...] about Research note: “Black Dianetics” demo on YouTube (July 12, 2019)
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I just came across a FAQ item on “Scientology Canada’s” web site asking and answering the question, “What does “Suppressive Person” mean?”[1. Scientology's FAQ: What does "Suppressive Person" mean? https://www.scientology.ca/faq/scientology-attitudes-and-practices/what-is-a-suppressive-person.html] The Scientologists’ answer is dishonest and deceiving. The question is legitimate, but the Scientologists’ answer is false. It is also hateful and inflammatory. I have no doubt that Scientology’s … [Read more...] about SPDL article: Speaking Up For SPs (2019)
External link: ‘Scientology is Security for South Africa’ How L. Ron Hubbard sought to prop up apartheid
‘Scientology is Security for South Africa’ How L. Ron Hubbard sought to prop up apartheid By Chris Owen | June 6, 2019 South Africa is a country of extraordinary contrasts: Fertile savannahs and teeming cities, immense wealth and terrible poverty, multiracial idealism and ethnic violence. It’s also a place of striking contrasts in Scientology’s history. In the past few weeks, I’ve been traveling in this vast country and consulting state archives to piece together the story of Scientology in … [Read more...] about Article: ‘Scientology is Security for South Africa’: How L. Ron Hubbard sought to prop up apartheid (2019)
This is a side-by-side comparison of Narconon's program [1. The Narconon curriculum retrieved from https://www.narconon.org/about-narconon/program-components.html] with Hubbard's "Bridge to Total Freedom,"[1. See Chart: The Bridge to Total Freedom] the basic curriculum for all Scientologists. STEP BY STEP Freedom from Addiction DRUG-FREE WITHDRAWAL The Narconon program begins with a drug-free, nonmedical withdrawal process designed to assist the individual to come off drugs as rapidly … [Read more...] about Research notes: Comparing the Narconon Curriculum with Scientology’s “Bridge to Total Freedom” (2019)
===================================================== Video[1. Source: Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath: Church and State (Season 3, Episode 11), A&E. IMDB. After capturing the Aftermath series using Snag-it software, I produced the footage with an .mp4 extension in PowerDirector16, and then time coded the subliminal sequences down to milliseconds in Avidemux 2.7.3. ] ===================================================== Codec 4CC: H264 Image Size: 1280 x 720 Aspect Ratio: 1:1 … [Read more...] about Transcript: Leah Remini: Scientology & the Aftermath (Season 3 Episode 11): Interview with Professor Jay D. Wexler (2019)
Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath: Buying A Town Season 3, Episode 9[1. Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath: Buying A Town IMDB] [00:09:18.553] Mike Rinder: I was on board the Apollo with L. Ron Hubbard from 1973 until 1975. The ship had been thrown out of various countries. He tried to bring the Apollo to the United States in 1974. And he discovered that the FBI, IRS, DEA and various other government agencies were waiting on the dock. For the next year or so, we sailed … [Read more...] about Factchecking: Mike Rinder on L. Ron Hubbard (Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath Season 3 Episode 9)