Thursday, September 8, 2011

David Edgar Love, a hero in the fight for science-based medicine




Village Voice quote below:

Technically speaking, Montreal-resident David Edgar Love is not an ex-Scientologist. But he is an ex-Narconon "patient" and later staff member whose experience illustrates why the line between Scientology and Narconon is not only blurry, but practically non-existent. Love's disillusionment with Narconon grew gradually, first after realizing that most of what Narconon espoused -- such as its claimed relapse rates -- were simply false, and later when he was hired to form a charitable organization in a name other than Narconon which would serve as a Narconon recruiting entity.

Once he'd had enough, though, Love became Narconon's -- and therefore Scientology's -- worst nightmare. On July 27, 2011, at Love's prodding, the Quebec College of Physicians formally found that an unnamed doctor working for Narconon was in breach of ethical obligations for "administering treatment not scientifically recognized in current medical literature."

Canadian medical professionals are now on notice that providing authoritative cover to pseudoscientific cults can land them in hot water, which spells bad news for Narconon due to Love's efforts (with no small amount of help from Anonymous).
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More info in a thread at whyweprotest.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Pound AntiSec

Lulz Boat Sing Along

LulzSec's Farewell


Yes, I did laugh at your antics, LulzSec.  I hope this does not mean that I am a bad person.

Viva La Machine!
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Transcription:

Friends around the globe,

We are Lulz Security, and this is our final release, as today marks something
meaningful to us. 50 days ago, we set sail with our humble ship on an uneasy and
brutal ocean: the Internet. The hate machine, the love machine, the machine powered
by many machines. We are all part of it, helping it grow, and helping it grow on us.

For the past 50 days we've been disrupting and exposing corporations, governments,
often the general population itself, and quite possibly everything in between, just
because we could. All to selflessly entertain others - vanity, fame, recognition,
all of these things are shadowed by our desire for that which we all love. The raw,
uninterrupted, chaotic thrill of entertainment and anarchy. It's what we all crave,
even the seemingly lifeless politicians and emotionless, middle-aged self-titled
failures. You are not failures. You have not blown away. You can get what you want
and you are worth having it, believe in yourself.

While we are responsible for everything that The Lulz Boat is, we are not tied to
this identity permanently. Behind this jolly visage of rainbows and top hats, we are
people. People with a preference for music, a preference for food; we have varying
taste in clothes and television, we are just like you. Even Hitler and Osama Bin
Laden had these unique variations and style, and isn't that interesting to know? The
mediocre painter turned supervillain liked cats more than we did.

Again, behind the mask, behind the insanity and mayhem, we truly believe in the
AntiSec movement. We believe in it so strongly that we brought it back, much to the
dismay of those looking for more anarchic lulz. We hope, wish, even beg, that the
movement manifests itself into a revolution that can continue on without us. The
support we've gathered for it in such a short space of time is truly overwhelming,
and not to mention humbling. Please don't stop. Together, united, we can stomp down
our common oppressors and imbue ourselves with the power and freedom we deserve.

So with those last thoughts, it's time to say bon voyage. Our planned 50 day cruise
has expired, and we must now sail into the distance, leaving behind - we hope -
inspiration, fear, denial, happiness, approval, disapproval, mockery, embarrassment,
thoughtfulness, jealousy, hate, even love. If anything, we hope we had a microscopic
impact on someone, somewhere. Anywhere.

Thank you for sailing with us. The breeze is fresh and the sun is setting, so now we
head for the horizon.

Let it flow...

Lulz Security - our crew of six wishes you a happy 2011, and a shout-out to all of
our battlefleet members and supporters across the globe

Sunday, July 3, 2011

The CIA and Scientology

This is copypasta about the CIA and Scientology. It's old news, but still it stuns me. I bolded the gobsmacking bits.

Often I've dismissed descriptions of the US government investing in New Age claptrap as likely half truths. But we now have piles of corroborating accounts. Like all the times US agents blasted music at people they didn't like (Noriega, David Koresh at Waco, prisoners in Iraq and Guantanamo) as some sort of "psy-op."

Is there a moonbat culture entrenched within our intelligence services? Can it be fixed?

Stubblebine today is a leader in the "health freedom" movement. Funny how the same circle of friends that inspired the rise of the skeptical movement in the US in the 1970s is still out there causing trouble.

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From: Sten-Arne Zerpe
Subject: The Hubbard Intelligence Agency
Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2006 19:16:54 +0200
Message-ID:

From: http://home.snafu.de/tilman/j/ciacos.html

The Hubbard Intelligence Agency

The following is a draft chapter from Jon Atack's forthcoming book Scientology: The Hubbard Intelligence Agency. The author seeks correction and additional information prior to publication. This chapter is copyrighted to Jonathan Caven-Atack, all rights are reserved. Permission is granted to the Dialog Centre International to display this chapter as a library document via computer.

The Central Intelligence Agency and the Church of Scientology Two men sit at either end of a long table. They seem to be highly alert yet withdrawn from their physical surroundings. They sit with arms raised. One repeatedly describes a mountain in the air. The other calls out "give me EIs". The first responds by saying "confusion, fear, dread". Following such shorthand prompts, he is picturing an explosion, a great cloud of ashes pumped into the atmosphere. He is picturing an explosion at Bikini atoll in 1946. Or rather, he is psychically tuning into an event in space and time. For eleven years he was paid by the U.S. government to seek out and detail targets in this way. At the time, he was a sergeant in the U.S. Army.

Since 1972, the U.S. intelligence community has spent millions of dollars training psychic spies. This is not a wild conspiracy theory cobbled together by cranks. Admiral Stansfield Turner, head of the CIA from 1977 to 1981, has admitted as much to camera. His testimony is supported by many of the project's participants.

This psychic spying is called "remote viewing" by its purported practitioners. Psychic spies claim to have directed the Libyan bombing. They also claim to have given targets for SCUD missiles in the Gulf War.

In 1972, physicist Hal Puthoff was working at the Stanford Research Institute in California. SRI is well known as a centre for government funded projects. Puthoff's expertise was in lasers, but in his spare time he dabbled with parapsychology. Puthoff wanted to demonstrate the existence of paranormal phenomena. He undertook simple experiments in remote viewing. Coloured designs were sealed in envelopes or objects put in boxes. The remote viewer was to describe these contents. Convinced by his experiments, Puthoff privately circulated his results.

For some time, the CIA had been concerned at reports that the Soviets were funding psychic projects. Expertise in telepathy was being claimed. The Soviets were even allegedly employing psychics to hex opponents by telepathy, even to the point of killing their targets. Puthoff was approached soon after his material was circulated. The intelligence community paid $50,000 for a year long project into psychic phenomena. Puthoff chose to use the money to continue his research into remote viewing.

Puthoff recruited Pat Price and Ingo Swann and put together a team which also included Uri Geller and the author of Jonathan Livingstone Seagull, Richard Bach. Puthoff's brief was to find a way of adapting remote viewing for espionage purposes.

After only a few days, Swann was bored with envelopes and boxes, and suggested that he be given map coordinates instead. He offered to report the terrain at the given coordinates. His accuracy was allegedly so high that smaller and smaller targets were selected. From mountain ranges down to single buildings. Puthoff wanted to eliminate the possibility that Swann had somehow memorised the whole globe.

Advised of this progress, the CIA offered a target to test the claims. The target was an agent's holiday home which did not appear on any map. But the coordinates were slightly wrong. Swann told his "monitor" that he could see nothing but trees. He was encouraged to find the nearest interesting feature. Swann described buildings which he said were a secret military complex.

Pat Price homed in on the same target and added detail. The CIA were staggered that such a base actually did exist close to the wrong coordinates. Science writer Jim Schnabel, who debunked the British crop circle phenomena, claims that when he checked the coordinates he discovered a secret satellite tracking station.

Despite Swann's protests, Puthoff had maintained his work with the envelopes and boxes. He was also working with his psychic team on telepathy and the ability to guess randomly generated numbers. Some of this work with Swann, Price and Geller was published in the book Mind-Reach. Co-written with psychologist Russell Targ, this book was a best seller in 1976. John Wilhelm in his book The Search for Superman, alleged that the experiments were paid for by the Naval Electronics Systems Command, and was critical of the alleged results.

Geller may not have been involved in the work undertaken for the intelligence community, but he was later involved in a company formed to find mineral deposits and oil by remote viewing.

Puthoff, Price, Swann and several others in the SRI team shared the same explanation for "remote viewing". They were convinced that remote viewers were leaving their bodies and travelling to the locations they were describing. They held in common a jargon phrase for this - "exteriorization with full perception". The phrase was originated by a man whom most of the team referred to as the "Source", the "Founder" or even the "Commodore". But the Commodore was not a member of the U.S. Navy. He had given himself the title when he formed his own paramilitary "Sea Organization" in 1967. The Commodore was none other than the creator of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard.

Leading skeptic Martin Gardner attacked the experimental design given in Puthoff and Targ's Mind Reach. In an article later published in Science Good, Bad and Bogus, Gardner commented that 14 Scientologists were involved in the project.

Most of the SRI team, including project director Puthoff, and the CIA's star psychic spies, Price and Swann, were members of the Church of Scientology. Indeed, all three were graduates of Scientology's own prolonged and expensive supposed psychic training. Pat Price died in an accident in 1975, but Puthoff and Swann were to control an enormous and highly secret U.S. government intelligence project for many years.

Scientology has attained religious status in a few countries, subsequently losing it in several. It is unusual among religions having housed the world's largest private intelligence agency. At peak, the Guardian's Office of the Church of Scientology had a permanent staff of 1,100, assisted by many "field" Scientologists.

In many ways the Church of Scientology is closer to an intelligence agency than a conventional church. In the 1980s, the copyright lapsed in one of Scientology's most secret texts, the Manual of Justice. Here Hubbard said "Intelligence is mostly the collection of data ... It is done all the time about everything and everybody." In 1984, former members were scandalised to learn of a directive written in 1969 by Hubbard's wife ordering that supposedly confidential confessional folders should be "culled" for discreditable information.

Scientologists undertake hundreds of hours of "processing", a mixture of supposed counselling and psychic training. They are subjected to exhaustive lists of questions concerning their personal lives. Every embarassing detail is written down and retained by the organization. While being questioned, Scientologists are connected via hand held electrodes to a psychogalvonometer or "E-meter". Although denying it elsewhere, Hubbard admitted in at least two texts that his E-meter was actually a lie detector. Whenever a Scientologist admits to behaviour considered "unethical" by Scientology, a separate note of this is sent to the "ethics section". Such behaviour would include criminal acts, anything blackmailable, and any thoughts or deeds counter to Hubbard or his Church. It would also include any connection to an intelligence agency.

Scientologists are also expected to write "knowledge reports" on one another and on any matter which might affect Scientology. Failure to do so leaves the Scientologist open to the same penalty as the dissenter or critic they failed to report.

In 1978, the intelligence community was so pleased with the results of the SRI team that funding was massively extended. A multimillion dollar project called "Grill Flame" was brought into being under the auspices of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and the Navy. The projects at SRI continued, but were greatly augmented at Fort George Meade in Maryland. The US Army Intelligence and Security agency became involved in the project and in 1983 expanded recruitment for psychics to be trained by Ingo Swann. Many military personnel were recruited, including Sergeant Mel Riley and Major Ed Dames who both claim to have become highly successful remote viewers.

US Army General Stubblebine came to head the project. He broadened the remit of the project, involving his military staff in spoonbending, and hiring tarot readers and channelers (or spirit mediums). The timing mirrors the involvement of many breakaway Scientologists in channeling groups. In 1984, General Stubblebine left under a cloud of controversy. By this time Puthoff and Swann had departed the Church of Scientology and become involved with a breakaway movement. With General Stubblebine's withdrawal, the Defense Intelligence Agency took over control of project "Grill Flame".

In Scientology, Puthoff and Swann had both navigated through the many levels of "processing" and indoctrination leading to the secret courses which supposedly convey supernatural powers on adherents. Hubbard promised that graduates of these courses would be able to leave their bodies at will and perceive remote events. Through the secret levels, Scientologists would be able to use willpower to control events and the minds of other people. The nearest comparison must be to magical systems which utilise initiations and rituals in the same attempt at elevating the power of the will. Hubbard's mentor, black magician Aleister Crowley, called this power "thelema".

Both Puthoff and Swann have attested completion of the secret level called Operating Thetan section three written by Hubbard. On this course, Scientologists are told that they are infested with spirits which were "clustered" together 75 million years ago under the order of Xenu, the ruler of the Galactic Confederation. Faced with massive overpopulation - Hubbard says an average of 178 billion on each of the 76 planets of his empire - Xenu transported the vast majority to Earth, then called Teegeeack. On Teegeack, these spirits were blown up with hydrogen bombs in volcanoes and gathered on electronic ribbons. They were then clustered and hypnotically "implanted" for thirty-six days with images of the future. Everything from the life of Jesus to the design of the DC-8 aircraft was supposedly implanted at that time. It is not known whether this material formed a part of the training of U.S. intelligence agents.

For at least ten years, Puthoff and Swann owed allegiance to both the U.S. intelligence community and to Scientology. How much these organizations shared knowledge of their activities is unknown. However, Scientology's Guardian's Office was certainly aware of the approach to Puthoff and Swann. It would be entirely out of character for the Guardian's Office not to have subjected all the Scientologists involved in the project to interrogation.

In a sworn declaration, Scientology leader David Miscavige has said that at the time he closed the Guardian's Office down, in 1983, its members held the directorships of all Churches of Scientology. The Guardian's Office had controlled this international "religious" movement since its inception in 1966. Other evidence demonstrates that the Guardian's Office itself was under the direct control of L. Ron Hubbard.

Curiously, although Scientology claims to be a system for achieving supernatural powers, its controlling agency, the Guardian's Office, did not house a remote viewing section. The Guardian's Office used more tangible means of surveillance and operational technique. A massive network of "Field Staff Members" and "Guardian Assistant Scientologists" was created beyond the 1,100 permanent staff.

In 1982, ten years after U.S. intelligence agencies first employed Scientology psychic spies, Hubbard ranted about an attempted take-over of Scientology by one of the agencies information was being supplied to by Puthoff and Swanns' team. Hubbard was not alone in asserting that the FBI was trying to take-over his organization. He was supported by Scientology defector Bill Robertson, who had worked closely with Hubbard and held high positions in Scientology. However, Robertson also believed that our world had been invaded by hundreds of thousands of extraterrestials from the Markab system. By this time, maybe the CIA believed it too.

A peculiar passage in the 1992 book What is Scientology? shifts the blame from the FBI to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. A year later, the IRS granted Scientology tax-exemption, despite having won every one of its major court battles against Scientology since 1958. In turn, Scientology seems to have closed down its IRS Whistleblowers campaign and withdrawn 71 suits against the IRS.

While the CIA increased its funding to Scientology's psychic spies, the FBI launched the biggest raid in its history on Scientology's earthbound intelligence agency, the Guardian's Office. The 1977 raids, in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., exposed massive thefts of government material by Scientology spies. The raids resulted in the conviction and imprisonment of eleven Scientology officials, including the "Controller" of Scientology, Hubbard's wife and immediate deputy, Mary Sue Hubbard. The Founder himself was one of the almost 40 named unindicted co-conspirators. The conspiracy charges included breaking and entering, burglary, bugging, theft of tens of thousands of pages of government documents, false imprisonment, forging government credentials, forging evidence, destroying evidence, coaching a witness to lie under oath and kidnapping.

Most of the Scientologists, including Mary Sue Hubbard, signed a 200 page confession, an "uncontested stipulation of evidence", and entered a guilty plea. They admitted that Scientology was planning to place 135 spies in U.S. government agencies. Only those in the Internal Revenue Service and the Coast Guard were flushed out. But Guardian's Office spies had also infiltrated the Better Business Bureau, several newspapers and law firms, the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association and a number of counter-cult groups. The Guardian's Office was also involved in an abortive attempt to take over the British National Association of Mental Health. Scientology agents were not passive. Branch Two (B-2) of the Guardian's Office made "overt data collections", gathering any material about cited targets in the public record. Branch One (B-1) used "covert" or illegal data collection and performed illegal "covert operations" against perceived enemies of the cult.

Such operations included the staging of a hit and run accident in an attempt to discredit the mayor of Clearwater, Florida, because he opposed Scientology's invasion of that town. Author Paulette Cooper was framed for a bomb threat, and indicted by a Grand Jury. She was the target of relentless harassment, some of it described in a Scientology document seized by the FBI entitled "Operation Freakout". This operation had as its stated purpose "To get Paulette Cooper incarcerated in a mental institution or jail, or at least hit her so hard she drops her attacks". Cooper's crime was telling the truth about Hubbard and Scientology. By the time she made a secret out of court settlement with Scientology, Cooper had been on the receiving end of some 18 law suits. These are two examples among hundreds.

In the war against its critics, Scientology had not only infiltrated counter-cult organizations, but also seems to have created its own. This organization called for all cult members to be rounded up and put in concentration camps. It also published the infamous Deprogramming Manual, written under Mary Sue Hubbard's direction at the Guardian's Office's international headquarters in England. This tactic proved successful in stigmatizing opponents. Several newspapers and a number of academics accepted it as a genuine treatise on "deprogramming" cult members.

The few Scientology spies who were caught proved to have been highly effective. Gerald Wolfe, Michael Meisner and Don Alverzo stole tens of thousands of documents from the Internal Revenue Service and the Justice Department. Scientology had brought suit against the IRS, forcing the collection of all files concerning Scientology by its Washington office. The files were indexed by the IRS and the index then stolen by a Scientology spy. All Scientology had to do was check documents against the index as they were stolen to complete its collection. Scientology also monitored the investigation into Hubbard's tax status and stole IRS lawyers' planning documents relating to Scientology suits.

As a coverup, so that stolen documents could be used, Scientology stole and leaked many other documents. IRS files for mayor Sam Yorty and actor John Wayne were leaked. A confidential government report on the Drug Enforcement Administration was leaked to the Village Voice. Thousands of documents were stolen from the IRS Interpol liaison office, including files on terrorism.

Although the evidence shows that Scientology spies were at work in countries throughout the world, the only other prosecution was in Canada. In 1992, a Scientology church and three Scientology spies were convicted. They had stolen enough material to fill 40 filing cabinets. The material was stolen from various police departments and the Ontario state goverment.

In fact, the Guardian's Office gained such easy access to high security documents that it lost track. The quantity was so great that probably half of the stolen material was never analysed. However, despite admissions that the IRS in London had been infiltrated and allegations that the British Home Office had been penetrated, the international Headquarters of the Guardian's Office in England has never been raided. It is not known whether copies of high security documents remained in the possession of Scientology.

Guardian's Office cells in Boston, Las Vegas and Clearwater were never prosecuted, despite the affidavits and testimony of their former spies from these cities.

One former Guardian's Office agent has claimed that an armed squad burgled Interpol in Paris. Their mission was to steal material on heads of state for blackmail purposes. In 1992, allegations surfaced that an Enquiry into the suicide of a Scientology industrialist in Lyon was dropped after negotiations between Scientology's Office of Special Affairs Investigation department (which succeeded the Guardian's Office Information Bureau) and an aide to President Mitterand. The journalist who made the allegations supported them with copies of Scientology telexes.

Does the involvement of the U.S. intelligence community explain the failure of governments throughout the world to act to protect their citizens from Scientology? If so, the world's mightiest superpower fared badly in the bargain with its strange bedfellow. The psychic spies failed to direct the bombers to Gadaffi in the Libyan attack. At least one hospital was hit instead. The direction of SCUD missiles targeted by psychic spies devastated Iraq. Thousands of innocents died, but the tyrant Sadam Hussein was untouched.

In 1983, I offended the Guardian's Office by sending out a questionnaire to a few friends and hosting the first public meeting of British Scientology dissidents. My house was immediately put under surveillance. Since then, my life has not been my own. I have been subjected to Scientology's infamous Fair Game law, in which the spiritual leader of Scientology wrote that opponents "May be tricked, sued or lied to or destroyed".

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

We Stand Tall

Old Scientology promotional video featuring RTC executives, including David Miscavige in a weird sweater.



Where are they now?

Check out the strong jawed figure at 26 seconds.

It's a younger Mike Adams aka "the Health Ranger"!

Per Smurf at whyweprotest.com: "Yup, it's the same crackpot. I met with Mike several times in the past.. he was convinced HIV/AIDS could be cured by vitamins & purified water."

Lulz, Mike Adams is probably an OSA (Office of Special Affairs) agent or hired hand.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Large Hadron Rap



The Large Hadron Rap

Twenty-seven kilometers of tunnel under ground
Designed with mind to send protons around
A circle that crosses through Switzerland and France
Sixty nations contribute to scientific advance
Two beams of protons swing round, through the ring they ride
‘Til in the hearts of the detectors, they’re made to collide
And all that energy packed in such a tiny bit of room
Becomes mass, particles created from the vacuum
And then…

LHCb sees where the antimatter’s gone
ALICE looks at collisions of lead ions
CMS and ATLAS are two of a kind
They’re looking for whatever new particles they can find.
The LHC accelerates the protons and the lead
And the things that it discovers will rock you in the head.

We see asteroids and planets, stars galore
We know a black hole resides at each galaxy’s core
But even all that matter cannot explain
What holds all these stars together – something else remains
This dark matter interacts only through gravity
And how do you catch a particle there’s no way to see
Take it back to the conservation of energy
And the particles appear, clear as can be

You see particles flying, in jets they spray
But you notice there ain’t nothin’, goin’ the other way
You say, “My law has just been violated – it don’t make sense!
There’s gotta be another particle to make this balance.”
And it might be dark matter, and for first
Time we catch a glimpse of what must fill most of the known ‘Verse.
Because…

LHCb sees where the antimatter’s gone
ALICE looks at collisions of lead ions
CMS and ATLAS are two of a kind
They’re looking for whatever new particles they can find.

Antimatter is sort of like matter’s evil twin
Because except for charge and handedness of spin
They’re the same for a particle and its anti-self
But you can’t store an antiparticle on any shelf
Cuz when it meets its normal twin, they both annihilate
Matter turns to energy and then it dissipates

When matter is created from energy
Which is exactly what they’ll do in the LHC
You get matter and antimatter in equal parts
And they try to take that back to when the universe starts
The Big Bang – back when the matter all exploded
But the amount of antimatter was somehow eroded
Because when we look around we see that matter abounds
But antimatter’s nowhere to be found.
That’s why…

LHCb sees where the antimatter’s gone
ALICE looks at collisions of lead ions
CMS and ATLAS are two of a kind
They’re looking for whatever new particles they can find.
The LHC accelerates the protons and the lead
And the things that it discovers will rock you in the head.

The Higgs Boson – that’s the one that everybody talks about.
And it’s the one sure thing that this machine will sort out
If the Higgs exists, they ought to see it right away
And if it doesn’t, then the scientists will finally say
“There is no Higgs! We need new physics to account for why
Things have mass. Something in our Standard Model went awry.”

But the Higgs – I still haven’t said just what it does
They suppose that particles have mass because
There is this Higgs field that extends through all space
And some particles slow down while other particles race
Straight through like the photon – it has no mass
But something heavy like the top quark, it’s draggin’ its ***
And the Higgs is a boson that carries a force
And makes particles take orders from the field that is its source.
They’ll detect it….

LHCb sees where the antimatter’s gone
ALICE looks at collisions of lead ions
CMS and ATLAS are two of a kind
They’re looking for whatever new particles they can find.

Now some of you may think that gravity is strong
Cuz when you fall off your bicycle it don’t take long
Until you hit the earth, and you say, “Dang, that hurt!”
But if you think that force is powerful, you’re wrong.
You see, gravity – it’s weaker than Weak
And the reason why is something many scientists seek
They think about dimensions – we just live in three
But maybe there are some others that are too small to see
It’s into these dimensions that gravity extends
Which makes it seem weaker, here on our end.
And these dimensions are “rolled up” – curled so tight
That they don’t affect you in your day to day life
But if you were as tiny as a graviton
You could enter these dimensions and go wandering on
And they'd find you...

When LHCb sees where the antimatter’s gone
ALICE looks at collisions of lead ions
CMS and ATLAS are two of a kind
They’re looking for whatever new particles they can find.
The LHC accelerates the protons and the lead
And the things that it discovers will rock you in the head!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Strut that ass



Lyrics:

cuz everybody wants to run
everybody wants to run, that's good
i'll be right behind em
to see how far they can run
to see how far they can run
it's a chauvinistic pig attitude that clinton's got
that you're gonna do somethin because you work at the arsenal
and you've got a fuckin mercedes benz
and you ain't gotta walk every day so you're gonna get out and

strut that ass, strut that ass, strut that
strut that ass, strut that ass, uh!
you work at the arsenal
and you're gonna strut that ass, strut that ass, uh! uh!

when you start walkin, my friend
and you get 10, 15 miles down the highway
you won't be struttin that ass
you won't be struttin that ass
you'll be half dead
you'll be so fuckin tired, you won't hardly hold that ass up
when you walk about 15, 20 miles, my friend, you won't

chorus

Sorry it took so long to get you a copy of my birth certificate. I was too busy killing Osama bin Laden.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Anthony Muhammad, I see what u did thar!



Copypasta from Whyweprotest.net:

I wanted to inform you regarding the serious nature of the behavior of Mr. Anthony Muhammad of the DC ANC, who is now running for Ward 8 Board of Education.

As you may or may not know, Anthony is a member of the Nation of Islam (NOI), which is, of course, his right. Nevertheless, I am going to list points of concern regarding his behavior.

1. Anthony is on video making DEATH THREATS against a protester in Washington DC.

2. He is an active and outspoken supporter of the Nation of Islam and promotes Scientology as well.

3. He has stated he plans to push Scientology ideology in public schools if given the chance.

Concerning the first issue, the threats, Anthony is on video pointing his fingers at a protester like a gun and making shooting gestures. He then grabs at the protester and pulls on him. On another occasion he sings a song, “we will kill you,” in front of the DC Scientology building, after which the police did an investigation; as of the protester's last contact with authorities, they were looking for Anthony. Clearly, this behavior alone is reason enough to show he is unfit to hold elected office.

The FBI refers hate group classification to the Southern Poverty Law Center, where the NOI is currently listed as an active hate group. The Nation of Islam’s symbolic hate for Jewish people, whites and Asians is well known. Anthony has been photographed in a NOI uniform, and he actively promotes the NOI doctrine as defined by Louis Farrakhan at various events. I do not want suggest that the NOI and the KKK are the same thing, but there are some similarities, with the biggest one being a hate campaign against other races. Can the DC Schools afford to have this man on their board?

To make matters more complicated, high-level adherents of the NOI are required to participate in Scientology practices. They support the founder of the Scientology organization, L. Ron Hubbard, who was likewise extremely racist. I have included links to videos of his racist comments below as well as other reference to claims I raise herein.

Only recently has Scientology targeted lower income minorities. Recently their organization has been losing large numbers of public members and staff. These ex-members are speaking out and they are talking about human rights abuses including, but not limited to: beatings, forced abortions, child abuse, labor camps for doubters (called the Rehabilitation Project Force), disconnection of people from their families and targeting ex-members for harassment. There is also a confirmed ongoing human trafficking investigation by the FBI in relation to Scientology. Anthony's intimate connection to this group is disturbing at best, and completely unacceptable as a public figure.

Furthermore, Mr. Muhammed openly proclaims to push Scientology “Study Tech” doctrine, deceptively repackaged as a secular revenue stream under the name “Applied Scholastics,” in public schools. This is known to be a tool to target children for indoctrination into Scientology, and has, unfortunately, already worked its way into DC public schools under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Title I programs.

Scientology “Study Tech” has been proven to not hold up to the marketing claims promoted by the Applied Scholastics (AS) franchises. Applied Scholastics has also been dropped from the list of approved NCLB providers in five different states during the past two years, due to under-utilization and lack of evidence-based results.

Scientology also has a history of being convicted for fraud worldwide and this program is not immune from their con. Our children deserve the best education they can get; sadly, the DC schools have often been neglected and under-funded. The kids deserve better than this and I hope this matter is investigated.


ANTHONY MAKING THREATS
Video 1: Anthony grabbing protester:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSWGzjos0nc

Video 2: Anthony singing “we will kill you” to a protester who has a V for Vendetta mask on his head (7:30 into the video):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioDbc1U84k0

Anthony in NOI Uniform:
http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/1294/anthony7.jpg


L. RON HUBBARD (LRH) RACIST REMARKS
LRH mocking black people down south in his own voice:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbFanMrM7PU

LRH saying Asians are “Chinks” and saying they are “useless”:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFbkzqfIflQ

A debate about LRH using the N word:
http://www.solitarytrees.net/racism/nword.htm

The only African American to reach a high level in Scientology (Jesse Prince) says David Miscavige, the current leader of COS, called him the N word all the time and is a total racist (LRH called black people “slow” in audio tapes)
http://www.mikeadkins.com/article/scientology-racism-exposed/
http://www.xenu-directory.net/critics/prince1.html
http://www.xenutv.com/blog/?p=4627 (Jesse talks about his kidnapping)

Other racist quotes by LRH:
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/06/29/18512155.php


APPLIED SCHOLASTICS EXPOSED
Applied Scholastics Exposed (investigative report):
http://www.scribd.com/doc/52706598/Applied-Scholastics-Exposed

Applied Scholastics Exposed info pack collection:
http://www.scribd.com/collections/2480030/Applied-Scholastics-Exposed

List of states using Applied Scholastics:
http://wiki.whyweprotest.net/List_of_States_Using_Applied_Scholastics

Additional information on Scientology “Study Tech” doctrine:
http://www.studytech.org/home.php

Cheese toastie

Or in the US, "grilled cheese sandwich." This one is my favorite:

Calif man gets 1 year for impersonating doctor

This guy is in the CCHR video, "Making a Killing."


Calif man gets 1 year for impersonating doctor
Friday, April 15, 2011
SAN DIEGO --

An American who treated Coretta Scott King and other terminally ill patients at his Mexican clinic was sentenced Friday to one year in jail for practicing medicine without a license.

Kurt Donsbach, who administered alternative treatments at his clinic just south of the border, sat with his head down as San Diego County Superior Court Judge Charles Rogers admonished him for spiking medications with drugs that were not approved for use in the United States.

"Alternative medicine is not on trial in this case. Mr. Donsbach is," the judge said.

Donsbach, 75, pleaded guilty in December to practicing medicine without a license, selling misbranded drugs, grand theft and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

At the time, the judge indicated the maximum sentence would be one year in jail, in part due to Donsbach's age.

Gina Darvas, a deputy district attorney, urged a stronger sentence Friday.

"He is a con man who will refuse to give up his con," she said.

The judge scheduled a restitution hearing for victims on June 6.

Donsbach's treatment of Martin Luther King Jr.'s widow in 2006 was not part of the case, but others spoke about how they felt betrayed by promises of a quick, miracle cure after seeking care at the clinic in the seaside town of Playas de Rosarito.

Anita Soos, who went to the clinic in 2001 to be treated for arthritis, said she unwittingly took drugs that were laced with dangerous steroids, causing migraine headaches that plagued her for years.

"I have unwillingly been placed in a prison of health issues that I never asked for," Soos, 62, said.

Donsbach did not speak in court, but his attorney Thomas Warwick said many patients benefited from his client's treatment in the past 50 years. He mentioned a 12-year-old boy who sought treatment for stem cell cancer and is now in his 20s.

"You can't legislate science because you don't know what the boundaries are," Warwick said.

Warwick said Coretta Scott King was treated for three days before she died at the Mexican clinic.

"There was nothing more medical science could do for her," he said.

Donsbach's license in Oregon to practice naturopathic medicine was revoked in 1990 after he was found to have forged a diploma and transcripts 15 years earlier, according to court records. He operated the Mexican clinic from 1983 to 2007, when it was closed by Mexican authorities.

Warwick said Donsbach was a licensed chiropractor in Mexico.

Donsbach, who lives in the San Diego suburb of Bonita, was convicted in 1997 of smuggling more than $250,000 worth of unapproved drugs into the United States from Mexico and income tax evasion, according to court records.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110415/ap_on_re_us/us_fake_doctor_3

Friday, April 8, 2011

I'm backin up backin up backin up


In case of emergency: back it up out of there, per yo daddy.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Wendy the Scientologist, Piratized

Dianetics Stress Test Patter


GET IT.   READ IT.  20 MILLION PEOPLE HAVE.  YOU'LL SEE WHY.  JUST READ IT.  GET THE BOOK AND READ IT.  WHY SHOULD I TALK?  THERE'S HOW BIG IT IS, IT'S GOING TO BLOW YOU AWAY.  BUY IT.  IT'S ___ DOLLARS, TAKE YOUR CHANCE.  IT'S GOING TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE.  IF IT DOESN'T, FINE.  IS THAT WORTH ___ DOLLARS TO YOU?  TAKE THE BOOK."

Continue to hardsell the person as long as needed until they get the book.

OP . . . ossum!

Excuse me WTF r u doin?

Free Hugs

Sunday, March 27, 2011

David Gaiman

Copypasta from Wikipedia:

David Bernard Gaiman (1933 – 7 March 2009[1]) was a prominent British member of the Church of Scientology. He and his wife Sheila joined Scientology in the early 1960s and Gaiman served as public relations director and was commonly in the media during the British controversies over Scientology in the 1960s and 1970s.

Gaiman's family is of Polish Jewish origins; after emigrating from the Netherlands in 1916, his father eventually settled in the Hampshire city of Portsmouth on the south coast of England and established a chain of grocery stores. Born in 1933, Gaiman was educated at The Portsmouth Grammar School, though he did not excel academically. He subsequently joined the British Army where he rose to the rank of sergeant. He returned to Portsmouth on leaving the army to work for his father in the grocery stores, though he detested this job.[2]

He married Sheila on March 1, 1959.[3] He eventually decided to go into business for himself, much to his father's displeasure,[2] and the family moved away from their home in Portchester in 1962.[4]

When the Gaimans discovered Scientology they moved to East Grinstead, West Sussex in 1965.[2] David Gaiman joined the staff of the Church of Scientology at nearby Saint Hill Manor, eventually becoming the Church's chief UK media spokesman.
[edit] Guardian's Office

He joined the Guardian's Office (GO), the Church's public relations bureau / intelligence agency. In 1969, Gaiman was involved in an attempt by the Church to take over the British mental health charity, the National Association for Mental Health (now Mind). Some 300 Scientologists joined the group and nominated Gaiman, among others, for high office. Gaiman was nominated for the Chairmanship. Eventually, the Scientologists were asked to resign but contested that request in court. Scientologists also held demonstrations for, according to Gaiman, "humane treatment and a bill of rights for mental patients and the protection of their bodies and their well-being. We want an independent enquiry into conditions in mental hospitals. We want no more whitewashing from certain mental health organisations like the one across the road. Our stand is not on being asked to resign but for humane psychiatry."[5]

In the 1970s he became Deputy Guardian for Public Relations[6] World Wide and Minister of Public Affairs for the Churches of Scientology Worldwide, as well as serving as public spokesman.[7][8]

According to documents in the US vs Kember and Budlong case, Gaiman issued an order in 1975 for an operation to put false information in U.S. security agency computers using planted agents. It was known as 'Operation Cat'. Kember also credited Gaiman with the strategy to claim that CoS plants inside the American Medical Association were reporters for Freedom Magazine.[9]

He rose to become the head of GO Public Relations and was a member of the powerful Watchdog Committee. In 1981 he was promoted to the position of Guardian (i.e. head of the Guardian's Office), replacing Jane Kember following her criminal conviction for conspiracy against the US Government (she had been part of Scientology's Operation Snow White).[10]
[edit] Vitamin Shop and later life

In 1965, David and Sheila Gaiman co-founded a vitamin shop, G&G Foods. By 2005 the company had become a major local employer, with 80 employees and an annual turnover of over £4 million. The Gaimans were prominent figures in the local community and well known for their sponsorship of the local arts scene.[2] David was also a trustee of Greenfields School since its formation in the 1980s.[11] Gaiman had three children, a son and two daughters:[2] Neil Gaiman, the well-known fantasy author[12][13], Claire Edwards, head of Scientology Missions International,[14] and Lizzy Calcioli.[11]

Gaiman took part in the inaugural London Marathon, in 1981, and came joint last.[15]

Gaiman, aged 75[16], died on Saturday 7 March 2009, of a heart attack during a business meeting.[17] A memorial service, attended by hundreds, was held for him at Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead,[11] and, on March 12, 2009, his Jewish funeral service was held in Brighton.[3][11]

America's Official Religion

Sunday, March 6, 2011

If you put too many "we believes" on your mental health site I will hate you

Postmodernism is such fail. When you claim that reality results from social agreement, period, you are one step away from madness.

Used to be mostly college hipsters reading Jean-Fran├žois Lyotard, Michel Foucault, Baudrillard, etc., pressing the pomo thing, probably because when you’re in your early 20s your sense of self can shift as you move between different social settings. In your 20s getting everyone to agree that you are pretty cool seems just as good as actually being pretty cool.

In the 1980s it wasn’t hard to ignore the crowd talking vague incomprehensible nonsense, and the French. But then the hippies grew up and got rich, and with their narcissistic super powers combined they spawned an Oprah, who then infected everyone with the meme virus known as “the Secret,” resulting in a widespread encephalopathy characterized by the Four Agreements.

The New Thought tribe wants agreement. It wants you to click this Facebook link if you agree. The more agreement the more real.

The tribe is peaceful and pleasant toward outsiders provided that they signal sufficient elasticity in their relationship to reality. The hard-headed, rule-bound thinkers are marked as sources of counter-intention, negativity, and suppression.  The New Agers make a big deal out of "respect" and "dignity." But what they're really after is an environment in which blunt criticism is not allowed. The "respect" they value does not extend to basic rules of evidence.

Yesterday I visited a number of mental health websites and was disturbed to read sentences beginning with, “We believe…” The New Age creep into medicine appears to be moving right along. I see no WTF? in response to the authority of “we believe.”


The Sidran Institute is peppered with trademark and copyright symbols, which is a big red flag for me. If you discover a novel, helpful way of talking with patients suffering with mental illness, write that shit down and get it in a journal so the rest of us can review and criticize your work. Don't be trade protecting it before that step, or I will hate you. Typing the ® and the ™ is a huge pain in the ass.


The marketing people recommend that health professionals brand themselves with a niche expertise. But this is dangerous. We ought not reify something like "trauma informed therapy." Therapists should remain generalists ready to shift their formulation of a patient's problem as new information becomes available.

Although there is some good information about medications for PTSD on the Sidrian Institute's web site, such as this essay by Jonathan Shay MD, there's a bit of anti-psychiatry in there also. For example, if we have medical advance directives which can include instructions regarding any hospital based treatment, why do we need a separate psychiatric advance directive?

I never paid much attention to psychiatric "survivors" groups. I reasoned that if a patient were harmed by a psychiatrist, joining a group of sympathizers is probably helpful. But then I discovered the sneaky, relentless, Scientology orchestrated political movement designed to "obliterate" psychiatry, for the sake of something less "materialist."  That shit is not okay.

If somebody tells me he's a "survivor," meaning that I or someone like me nearly tried to kill him but failed, then he needs to GTFO my office. I did not cause the Holocaust, nor did I have anything to do with 9/11, nor am I the "aberration casting a dark spell across the planet."

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Truth Publishing International Ltd

This is a dump of some notes I took a while back when I was trying to find out more about Truth Publishing International Ltd. Wish I could remember exactly how I came up with this stuff.

Address:
12F-4 No 171 Sec 4 Nanjing E Rd Taipei Songshan District 105

Registrant:
Volusion, Inc. 1736 Erringer Rd Ste 202 Simi Valley, CA 9306

Domain name: VOLUSION.COM

Administrative Contact:
Sproles, Kevin Email Masking Image@volusion.com
1736 Erringer Rd Ste 202
Simi Valley, CA 93065
US
+1.8006463517
Technical Contact:
Sproles, Kevin Email Masking Image@volusion.com
1736 Erringer Rd Ste 202
Simi Valley, CA 93065
US
+1.8006463517

Registration Service Provider:
Hover, Email Masking Image@hover.com
416.538.5498
http://help.hover.com

Truth Publishing
1820 E. River Road Tucson AZ 85718
Steve Diaz
520-232-9300

NewsTarget.com
www.taiwan-suppliers.ru
www.taxtyranny.ca
www.calltodecision.com
ourkangenfamily.com
www.naturalpedia.com
orbisvitae.com
evilscience.tribe.net
blog.promindful.org
www.organicconsumers.org
abel-madona.blogspot.com
www.coretan.tk
www.organicconsumers.org
www.testcompany.com
stienster.blogspot.com
letsrollforums.com
herbreference.com
www.bioweb.no
sq-al.facebook.com
www.surcentro.com/en/info/www.consumerwellness.org
www.malagent.com
BIOLOGICALWARFARE.COM
www.freedomofchoiceinhealthcare.ca
www.healthcanadaabuse.ca
www.drdavidrowland.ca
www.friendsoffreedominternational.org
www.livelongereducationalfoundation.com
www.psychologydebunked.com
margotbworldnews.com
www.medkb.com
sunandsticks.com/wordpress
iowajohnbirchsociety.spaces.live.com
https://host.tucksprofessionalservices.com
www.thebirdman.org
www.redswanandco.com
# healingfoodreference.com - 8 days ago
# chlorellafactor.com - 26 days ago
# healthrevolutionpetition.org - 23 days ago
# herbreference.com - 18 days ago

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Two Narconon MDs

From here.

Gerald H. Ross, MD, CCFP, DABEM, FAAEM, FRSM
Dr. Ross is a Past President nd a Fellow of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM), a member of the Board of Governors of the American Board of Environmental Medicine, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine in England. He has a particular interest in researching and treating human chemical contamination and currently serves as the Medical Director of the Utah Meth Cops Project.

David E. Root, M.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Root is a Board Certified Occupational Medicine Specialist. Prior to entering private practice, he served the United States Air Force as a flight surgeon for more than 20 years. In 20 years as Medical Director of an occupational medical facility in Sacramento, California, he has supervised the detoxification of more than 3,500 individuals suffering from the effects of occupational or environmental exposure to toxic chemicals and drugs. He has been a co-investigator in a number of published studies of the use of detoxification in treating workplace exposures.

Bob Graves, M.S.
Mr. Graves served as Executive Director of two international conferences on chemical contamination and human detoxification. Over the last two decades, he has participated in several research projects relating to L. Ron Hubbard's detoxification program, including work in East Europe and Russia. Mr. Graves is a Senior Associate of the Foundation for Advancements in Science and Education (FASE). He is also a founder and past President of ERepublic, the nation's leading information technology research company, conferencing center and publishing company dedicated to the public sector.

Friday, February 25, 2011

CoS PIs seeking info on ex-Sea Og Daniel Montalvo



Per smurf at whyweprotest.net: 

Tiziano Lugli was visited by 2 P.I.s working for OSA-Legal and cult legal whore Vicki Podberesky at his West Hollywood home.  Marty filmed the exchange while Mike Rinder sat on some steps taking pics on his cellphone. The P.I.s were trying to pressure Tiziano on providing info on Daniel and "missing computer parts". The P.I.s were Frank Salerno & Tom Spencer. Salerno mentions he works for cult legal whore Vicki Podberesky who is a high profile defense attorney in Los Angeles. She's also the attorney for Delphi Academy, Santa Monica, in the pending criminal case against Angry Gay Pope. Podberesky is currently representing reality TV producer Bruce Beresford-Redman, the suspect in his wife's murder in Mexico...

http://features.rr.com/photo/06zjad90b29x5?q=Bruce Beresford (photo)

http://www.facebook.com/people/Vicki-Podberesky/707329430

Frank Salerno is the CEO of Salerno & Scully Investigations, Inc, in Encino (Lic. # 19447) & owner of Frank Salerno & Associates in Encino. (Lic. # 17953).

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Narconon hates your liver

I'm surprised we don't hear about more cases of liver failure, thanks to Hubbard's batshit.


What is the Drug Bomb?

It has been discovered that in order to reduce the aftermaths of "breaking" in the body, it’s necessary to take an effective vitamin complex, which we have called "Drug-bomb" (the name literally means "bomb against drugs").

When someone stops taking drugs, it is recommended to give "drug-bomb" four times per day, approximately every six hours. It should not be taken on an empty stomach, because it can cause burns of the mucous membrane. Drug-bomb must be offered after a meal, or with yogurt, and better if it is taken between meals. A dose of vitamins should be taken with great care - so that they do not hurt the mucous membrane of the digestive tract otherwise it could cause ulcers of the duodenum (the upper portion of the intestine), and the patient will not be able to continue the treatment. People who take drugs, are usually in terrible physical condition; therefore, all the down vitamins should be provided as tablets with the corresponding protective shell that dissolves in the intestine. This means that the capsules should be covered with a special shell that dissolves slowly, and as a result of it, the vitamins do not damage the sensitive upper mucosal digestive tract damage. As a final recommendation, the vitamins as powder can be in taken with milk.

"Drug Bomb" consists of:
* 1000 milligrams of niacinamide (not nicotinic acid). This helps counteract any mental disturbance.
* 5000 IU of vitamin A.
* 400 IU of vitamin D.
* 800 IU of vitamin E.
* 2000 milligrams of vitamin C.
* 500 milligrams of magnesium carbonate (to make the vitamin C effective).
* 25 milligrams of B6.
* 200 milligrams of B complex.
* 300 milligrams of B1.
* 100 milligrams of pantothenic acid.

This formula should be given four times a day while a person is coming off drugs, roughly every six hours.

Copyright © 2011 Narconon Europe. All Rights Reserved. NARCONON and the Narconon logo are trademarks and service marks owned by the Association for Better Living and Education International and are used with its permission.

I guess "Narconon" is now the "First Step Program."

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I cannot breathe

So we have to learn this touchy feely protocol for intervening with violent patients called the Mandt System. The person who developed this system runs amusement parks, I think.


From the bio of David Mandt on the Mandt System website, I don't see any evidence that Mandt understands the primitive and disordered social boundaries of the chronically mentally ill.

Hugs don't work. Sorry. GTF back to the 1970s, hippy.

Here this bit is from Mandt's "Culture of Dignity and Respect" page:


Peter Breggin was one of the founders of the CCHR. He has written books arguing that childhood mental disorders are largely myths and Ritalin is poison. I'm told he shows up in those scary movies like "Psychiatry: Industry of Death" and "Making a Killing." I'm not sure though because I'm too weak to Google and I've repressed the few memories I have of those flicks.

Did you note Breggin's role on the Joint Commission? How did he...  How does that even...  WTF.

I am told that the Joint is making us do this Mandt thing.

The guy running the Joint right now is Mark R. Chassin, M.D., M.P.P., M.P.H. He also runs something new called, "Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare."

Anything with "transform" in it is usually some rich wanker's effort to make me more morally obedient to his or her mysterious personal delusion. But like I said I haven't done any research into this, so I dunno.

I could Google all the names associated with these organizations and do more e-detective work, but fuck. I'm just one tiny titmouse. Even if I figure out why nothing makes any sense anymore, nethin I can do 'bout it.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I WANT TO KILL MYSELF

Zig Zigler has spawned a zombie army capable of outputting more postmodern corporate feel-good spam in a day than anyone could hope to read in a lifetime.  And now these people are here, in my workplace.

I'm not going to link directly to the specific zombie in question as I do not want them to come for me. But I haz a flavor I can share (click to enlarge):


Last Thursday  something like fifteen states passed laws prohibiting the use of prone restraints in residential facilities.  There were, I believe, some deaths among the apples.  However both apples and oranges were ruled illegal.  Better to be safe than sorry.

The moral of the story:  Try to be at least 50 lbs heavier than the non-verbal impulsive biter in the next room or you will lose a few bits.

Now that our program can no longer rely upon crisis management plans like "CPI" or "PCM," we will need something else. But what?

Luckily there are a number of inspiring motivational speakers with colorful personal backgrounds involving the Green Berets, martial arts, and/or clever mechanical inventions, who have considered the problem of sudden violence and its management. For a reasonable licensing fee, our facility may make use of several sets of glossy printed materials™ designed to empower™ us with the tools we need to ABILITATE™ the differently minded™.

Zombie quotes for flavor, but not from the zombie in question, for the sake of mah butt:
"An unforgettable experience"
“We partnered with the Ziglar team as The Bonded Family held our annual Visioneering Banquet. Ziglar, Inc., from the first call of discussion to the genuine and ongoing follow-up delivered an unforgettable experience.

As a non-profit, to be able to utilize the respected leadership of Ziglar, Inc., was a blessing. The message was inspirational, informational and motivated our supporters to see the vision and act upon it. The banquet room actually 'felt the enthusiasm' of the Ziglar team in their professional and encouraging spirit. They did a fantastic job. As a result we lived out Zig's foundational message..."You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want." -- Dan Snell, CEO, The Bonded Family
I hope you notice how the sentences above manage to convey no meaning. They are in fact a form of New Age spam soon to overwhelm a mental health agency near you, while the hoards of "Life Coaches" and "Psychotherapeutic Counselors" gear up for business.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Long Live the Queen

Spiritualism --> Theosophy --> Anthroposophy/Naturopathy --> Aryanism

How this works:

1. Not everyone can talk to dead people.
2. Some people are more spiritually advanced than others.
3. Through discipleship to a guru one may advance spiritually.
4. Social caste system.

This way of thinking justifies hereditary monarchies, fascism, and slavery.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Is atheism a religion?

Been brushing up on the history of the Intelligent Design movement --bit of a trip down memory lane. One cardinal ID argument goes something like this:

1. A religion is a "set of beliefs about the cause, nature and purpose of the universe and of life."

2. Atheism and secular humanism are religious positions characterized by
- a belief in a self-existent universe evolving via unguided physical processes
- a rejection of the supernatural
- appeals to reason and science as the best source of guidance in human affairs.

3. In Kitzmiller v. Dover, Judge Jones rejected ID as "religious." But he defined religion narrowly as simply a belief in the supernatural. Had he used the broader definition above, he would have been forced to expel secular humanism from the classroom as well ID theory.

4. By excluding ID theory from the classroom, secular humanism is promoted to students by default.

Couple of different ways to rebut this argument.

The "definition of religion" angle is basically one big distracting red herring. The state can recognize that something called "religion" is important to people without imposing its own definition for the term.

Not everything experienced in this life is well captured and expressed via the written word. Much of living is subjective and personal. And rightly, with respect to all those things the government says, "Hey whatever floats yer boat; none of my beeswax," as it turns its attention toward matters of verifiable fact.

Really it was the lack of factual evidence that killed ID in court. The religion angle only served to explain why some people needed a big box of Kleenex the day a conjecture with no associated verifiable or falsifiable claims was deemed "non-science."

Qualia Soup offers another rebuttal to the "atheism is a religion" argument in the video below. Rejecting a claim or belief does not necessarily equate to an assertion of some other claim that must be justified.

One

Friday, February 11, 2011

All Your Base are Belong to Us, Inc.



To recap: Paul Haaga Jr. and a few other guys are the boss of a company called "Capital Research Management" that owns 843 companies worth about:

$ 5 2 3 , 7 3 4 , 3 6 1 ,0 0 0 . 0 0 ! ! 

Oh below are the other dudes, copypasta'd from here:
***********
The Undersigned do hereby appoint James P. Ryan, Liliane Corzo and Angela Mitchell, and each of them, acting singly, with full power of substitution, as the true and lawful attorney of the undersigned, to sign on behalf of the undersigned in respect of the ownership of equity securities deemed held by the undersigned, Capital Research and Management Company, blah blah blah...

Capital Research and Management Company
Name: Paul G. Haaga, Jr.
Title: Vice Chairman

American Balanced Fund, Inc.
The Growth Fund of America, Inc.
The Income Fund of America, Inc.
Fundamental Investors, Inc.
Name: Patrick F. Quan
Title: Secretary

American High-Income Trust
The Bond Fund of America, Inc.
Name: Kimberly S. Verdick
Title: Secretary

American Funds Insurance Series
The New Economy Fund
SMALLCAP World Fund, Inc.
Name: Chad L. Norton
Title: Secretary

AMCAP Fund, Inc.
American Mutual Fund, Inc.
Capital Income Builder, Inc.
Capital World Growth and Income Fund, Inc.
EuroPacific Growth Fund
The Investment Company of America
New Perspective Fund, Inc.
New World Fund, Inc.
Name: Vincent P. Corti
Title: Secretary

Washington Mutual Investors Fund, Inc.
Name: Michael W. Stockton
Title: Vice President, Treasurer and Assistant Secretary
***************

I feel that we should tell Mr. Haaga that he won the game already. Although, maybe he's not actually "the decider." I dunno exactly how big money stuff works. If anyone can explain, thx.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

True North


Hey Bill and Penny George!

Imma follow my "True North" right now!

Thanks to the piles of money you use to bribe hospitals into bending the rules so you can have your faith healing called "science" rather than just plain old faith healing, a whole bunch of other bad stuff is now allowed.

Go read about DAN! doctors using all manner of unproven nonsense on children. Parents get fooled into thinking there's real evidence for their quack ideas, because the doctors have "MD" after their name and work in "integrative medicine" programs, which are apparently acceptable now, thanks to your bribes.

That is what you have done. You are responsible for that.

The Internet will never forget.

The Internet will never forgive.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Oops... I accidentally the corperashuns!

Another messy business rat's nest I happened to stumble upon. This one is in Florida and mostly concerned with building fancy homes. Part of it owes, like, $2 billion to various parties that it can't pay.

2009 Real Estate Corporation
Incorporated by Carl C Ichan, David L Fry, Don E Ackerman, Hilliard M Eure, Paul D Appolonia, Vivien Hastings, 2009 Real Estate Corporation is located at 24301 Walden Center Dr Bonita Springs, FL 34134. 2009 Real Estate Corporation was incorporated on Tuesday, December 01, 1987 in the State of FL and is currently active. Vivien N Hastings represents 2009 Real Estate Corporation as their registered agent


More here.

I dunno nethin bout finance. But I do know there are only so many hours in the day. One person cannot serve as corporate officer for a zillion companies at once. There has to be an upper limit.

Imma say... three.

But what do *you* think?

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Tammany Ring

Tammany Ring by Thomas Nast; "Who stole the people's money?" / "'Twas him."

East Grinstead, West Sussex: a town obsessed with sects

Highly concentrated moonbat sector spotted!

From The Sunday Times
March 27, 2005
Eye Opener

East Grinstead, West Sussex: a town obsessed with sects

To the uninitiated, East Grinstead is an unremarkable, blue-rinse commuter town halfway between London and Brighton. Scratch beneath the surface, however, and you find a place that is HQ to a wealth of "alternative religions" (the preferred appellation of Inform, the Home Office-funded outfit that monitors new and established faiths). With celebrity devotees such as Tom Cruise, the Scientologists are East Grinstead's highest-profile alternative religion. Scientologists believe that humans are animated by immortal spirits, thetans, and at Saint Hill, a sprawling manor house, they scan recruits for emotional trauma, then prescribe a path to personal enlightenment — through fee-paying courses.

To the north of the town, the comparatively mainstream Mormons have their London Temple, with its distinctive pointed turret. The Anthrosophical Society, which believes humans can contact spiritual worlds, has a base to the southeast, as does the mystic order of the Rosicrucians, which occupies an Elizabethan mansion. The controversial Catholic organisation Opus Dei has a retreat, Wickenden Manor, to the south, while to the west is the Countess of Huntingdon's Connexion. What attracts so many offbeat religions to East Grinstead? Was the town founded on a cosmic ley line? Perhaps, as Inform's Amanda van Eck says, the real reason is more prosaic: "It's close to London, has lots of large, unusual properties and a tolerant, genteel population."

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Facebook Likes: Ask a Scientologist

Eh pretty predictable, I guess:

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