Archive for June 2009

Suppressive Weekend of Fun

June 30, 2009

Jason Beghe and Marc Headley and their families hosted a fun-filled weekend for SP’s, critics and the people who love them.  Saturday was held at Pyramid Lake about an hour north of L.A.   Marc supplied the jet skis and fun was had by all.  I got to meet a lot of new people and see some old friends.  Sunday, the fun moved to Venice Beach.

Since the PI’s never post their pictures, here’s a few of mine.

Visiting SP's with Mark Bunker Visiting SP’s with Mark Bunker 

 

Tory and the Visiting SP's Tory and the Visiting SP’s 
lawyer
Tory and Lawrence Woodcraft, still damp from the jet ski's. Tory and Lawrence Woodcraft, still damp from the jet ski’s. 
tory and WBM
Bigfoot grabs Tory Christman Bigfoot grabs Tory Christman 

Later, Tory and I had dinner to celebrate her birthday.

 

Birthday Girl Birthday Girl 

Sponsoring Fraud

June 30, 2009

I read this Scientology fundraising letter for one of their front groups which includes the standard pitch for donations to keep fighting the evil psychs but I was surprised to see a shout-out to major corporate sponsors.  Do these companies know that they are forwarding Scientology’s agenda of destroying psychiatry?

Dear ____,

Summer is once again upon us and it is Ablechild’s 5th year participating in the New Canaan,  CT Chamber of Commerce Sidewalk Sale.

This year we’d like to do things a bit different and want to include our members and supporters nationwide. Typically, Patty Weathers and I sweat it out from 8 am to 5 pm setting up Ablechild’s tent, running a game for children to play for dollar donations, and holding an auction and raffle. We do this in order to keep Ablechild’s work moving forward.  The community sidewalk sale also gives Ablechild the opportunity to warn parents early by disseminating information regarding the labeling and drugging of children by schools and medical practitioners. We have continued to do this on a shoestring budget year after year. With your help and participation in the virtual sidewalk sale, together we can make an even bigger difference.  Much more funding is needed to help us reach out to more parents and children and work on ensuring their rights to full informed consent.

With that said, our plan is simple: Let’s see how much we can raise before 5pm on July 18, 2009 starting now.  At the sidewalk sale we will be asking for $2 for children to play a toss game for a prize. Wanna play a few games? Donate Now!  If you can make a donation of any size, we would greatly appreciate it!

Check out the recent debate on CNN regarding this issue.

We would like to acknowledge and thank our corporate contributors (Smith & Hawkins, J. Crew, Wal-Mart and Microsoft Corporation) for supporting our efforts to make a difference on this issue.   If you would like to become a corporate contributor, call Ablechild at 203-594-1700.

Thank you all for your continued support!

Respectfully,
Sheila Matthews
Ablechild Co-Founder

Copyright 2001- 2007 Ablechild (Parents for Label and Drug Free Education). All rights reserved.

Ablechild is a nonprofit, tax-exempt, Section 501(c) (3) charitable organization, and donations are deductible under the provisions of the IRS Tax Code.

Ablechild and the Ablechild logo is a Trademark of Ablechild, Inc.

Who is David Miscavige?

June 28, 2009

That’s the question raised by this Anonymous website and a cool new video from Kate Morrigan over at Vimeo.

Slappy’s Dream

June 28, 2009

Here’s the latest masterpiece from TheEvilof Scientology.

Slappy Caught on Tape

June 25, 2009

There’s now recorded evidence of Slappy’s violent nature.

It’s fun being suppressive.

Slappy’s Nightmare

June 25, 2009

We’re Still Watching

June 24, 2009

Call for Backup

June 24, 2009

Jason Beghe has made a post over at Why We Protest suggesting that former members who witnessed the abuses recently reported in the St. Pete Times should write letters to the newspaper  to let them know that the lies coming from Miscavige are just that…lies.

I know of someone who was compelled after reading the articles in the SP Times to write a letter corroborating Marty’s, Mike’s, Tom’s and Amy’s accounts. Miscavige has ordered his staff to swear to the reporters that these were outright lies. If all the people who witnessed the events that they describe-or similar ones-write letters to The Times reporters that verify their veracity, it might help substantiate their stories. It would also, I suspect, (as it was for my friend who wrote to them) be cathartic for those who do. If the cult is holding something over your head as blackmail that might make you hesitate, know that these journalists would not publish your name if you ask that they do not. Miscavige is banking on the idea that if he gets 20+ people (including the victims themselves in some cases) to say that these events never happened, their numbers will cast doubt on those ‘four isolated and bitter apostates’. On the off chance that Miscavige’s tactic is effective on some readers, why not get a hundred letters to those reporters and give DM a dose of his own medicine? It could even lead to a nice follow-up piece in The Times… Overwhelming numbers may prove overwhelming.

Here is the address:

Tom Tobin:
tobin@sptimes.com

Joe Childs:
childs@sptimes.com

Please feel free to spread the word….

Thanks.

Love,
Jason Beghe

St. Pete Times Articles in Riverside

June 23, 2009
Mighty Supressive at the Riverside Courthouse

Mighty Supressives at the Riverside Courthouse

In the aftermath of the damning St. Petersburg Times expose of the abuses taking place in Riverside County,  an attempt was made once again to get through to County Supervisor Jeff Stone whose district encompasses Gold Land Base.  Of course, he is unmoved.

First up was AnonOrange who thankfully allowed a video to speak for him.  He showed a segment from the St. Pete Times website. 

The second fellow to speak didn’t talk about Scientology at all but for three minutes did berate Stone, so there is some entertainment value.   

He is followed by a lovely Anon from Australia who speaks as an attorney about the human rights abuses being conducted under Jeff Stone’s nose.

Next up is Daniel Ackerman from Stockholm, Sweden.  He created the video, “Jeff Stone’s Changing Story.” 

In the final segment, Lirra Bishop comes up to show some damning video of a man who professes to work for Jeff Stone’s state senatoral campaign.  He was videotaping and taking pictures of Lirra Bishop’s license plate at a protest.  She wants to verify that Stone knows the man and he really works for his campaign. 

Drew Margolis is the next speaker.   He says if you’re not going to do anything about the abuses, don’t stop us from trying.

Julie Waltz brings this to a close with her request that 884 be brought back to the floor.

A great big thanks to everyone who spoke.

Xenu Was Hiring

June 23, 2009

There’s a very funny account about how one man was lured into a job interview with Narconon that is a very entertaining and informative read.

I live in East Sussex, which is on the South East coast of England, and my interview with Narconon was on Wednesday morning at one of their main drug rehabilitation centres. The building, a Tudor mansion that is well over one hundred years old, is quite simply magnificent.

I’d arrived a little early and took a moment to sit on a bench outside, soaking up the majesty of the surroundings. Very impressive indeed; must have cost a fortune.

Moments later, somebody came out to see me, and introduced himself. It was Bob, the chap I’d spoken to on the telephone when arranging my interview. We entered the building via the reception – the inside was as pretty as the out – and Bob handed me an application form.

I was taken to another room, and there I met Adam, who was also applying for the position. Bob explained that even though Adam had arrived first we would be interviewing together. The importance of this unity – that Adam and I needed to stay together – was reinforced upon me on several occasions thereafter, to the point where, looking back, I have to wonder if Adam was actually a genuine applicant, or somebody they had used to watch over me. But that’s crazy, paranoid thinking. Right?

I finished the application form and returned it to Bob. Adam followed. Now back in the reception area, I was admiring the beautiful fireplace when I noticed a large, fairly old-fashioned looking book on the mantle. The author’s name grabbed my immediate attention.

L. Ron Hubbard

The book was still shrink-wrapped – it was available for purchase. It’s not unusual to find an association between religion and rehab programs, but this still caught me a off-guard. My mind drifted back to the application, and a section therein that asked if I represented a newspaper or had the intention of writing a story about the facility. I had assumed this was a legal procedure to protect the guests, and I’d ticked the box marked “no.” Hindsight is, of course, 20-20.

Bob then led Adam and myself into a private room, and said we needed to watch a video that explained the history of Narconon. Fine; this was not the first time I’d had to sit through introductory materials for a new job. What Bob neglected to mention, however, was that the video was essentially an introduction to Scientology. Sure, it was mostly about Narconon, but L. Ron Hubbard and/or Scientology were typically given a very specific (and often congratulatory) mention at the beginning of every new scene.

They actually tell him they are paying minimum wage.  How do they break it to you later that, naw, you’re not even going to get that?