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L. Ron Hubbard was born 100 years ago today (vanity)

Posted on 03/13/2011 8:46:01 AM PDT by Borges

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1 posted on 03/13/2011 8:46:07 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges
No mention of $¢i€nto£og¥ is complete without a link to Operation Clambake

Hail Xenu!

2 posted on 03/13/2011 8:50:11 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Washington is finally rid of the Kennedies. Free at last, thank God almighty we are free at last.)
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To: Borges
And Lord Xenu celebrates!
3 posted on 03/13/2011 8:51:35 AM PDT by RBW in PA
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To: Borges

Here is a fairly objective bio

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L._Ron_Hubbard


4 posted on 03/13/2011 8:51:53 AM PDT by rwa265 (Christ my Cornerstone)
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To: Borges
Science fiction writer turned his pathetic attempts at clever story line into a multimillion dollar religious venture. I guess that is an accomplishment.
5 posted on 03/13/2011 8:52:07 AM PDT by svcw (You will never understand Grace until you understand you do not deserve it)
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To: Borges

Stan Marsh from South Park is hundred years old who knew LOL!


6 posted on 03/13/2011 8:52:24 AM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: Borges

Elron’s 15 minutes are clearly up.


7 posted on 03/13/2011 8:52:35 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Every knife in my back pushes me forward.)
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To: Borges

Ron the “War Hero”
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Cowen/warhero/battle.htm


8 posted on 03/13/2011 8:53:39 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Borges
He died?
9 posted on 03/13/2011 8:53:44 AM PDT by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: KarlInOhio
So you have questions about Scientology...
10 posted on 03/13/2011 8:55:13 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 781 of our national holiday from reality. - tic. tic. tic. It's almost 3 AM)
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To: SevenofNine

Maybe now we can get John Travolta and Tom Cruise out of the closet.


11 posted on 03/13/2011 8:56:56 AM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: KarlInOhio

12 posted on 03/13/2011 8:57:22 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Every knife in my back pushes me forward.)
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To: Glenn

No. He dropped his body in order to continue his spiritual research into areas that are too intense for a body to survive. </True Believer>


13 posted on 03/13/2011 8:57:44 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 781 of our national holiday from reality. - tic. tic. tic. It's almost 3 AM)
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To: rwa265

Objective? It was probably written by Tom Cruise.


14 posted on 03/13/2011 8:58:06 AM PDT by svcw (You will never understand Grace until you understand you do not deserve it)
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To: svcw

Back about 1950 Elron made the statement that a true achievement would be to fabricate a world class religion. In this he would seem to have been successful. How he did it remains a mystery. Anyone who has had an initial contact with Scientology and is reasonably normal must pick up on the inherent strangeness of them. I lived in California in the mid-70’s and attended Scientology outreach session along with other pseudoreligions such as EST and Ekancar also had. The Scientologists were by far the best organized and the wierdest. I just wanted to get out as quickly as possible.


15 posted on 03/13/2011 8:58:24 AM PDT by robowombat
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To: svcw

Hubbard wrote grade B pulp science fiction and hundreds of thousands of stupid people accepted it as their religion;it just shows how gullible and desperate some people are to find solace and how cynical are those like Hubbard and others who promote false religions.


16 posted on 03/13/2011 8:59:23 AM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: Borges
Not dead enough: NSFW
17 posted on 03/13/2011 9:00:44 AM PDT by Salo
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To: Borges

I have the proud distinction of having read all ten volumes of “Mission Earth.” OK....it ain’t exactly great literature, but it did help kill a nice chunk of uncomfortable time for me.

Anyone else read it all? Anyone else think that Vol. 10 was written by someone other than L Ron?


18 posted on 03/13/2011 9:00:44 AM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: Borges
It is widely believed that the creation of Scientology was the result of a bar bet between L. Ron Hubbard and Robert A. Heinlein. The story says L. Ron Hubbard dared that he could create a religion all by himself. According to Scientology critic Lindsay[4] this is "definitely not true", no such bet was ever made, it would have been "uncharacteristic of Heinlein" to make such a bet, and "there's no supporting evidence". However, several of Heinlein's autobiographical pieces, as well as biographical pieces written by his wife, claim repeatedly that the bet did indeed occur.
--Bar Bet
19 posted on 03/13/2011 9:01:12 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Salo

LOL!


20 posted on 03/13/2011 9:04:09 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: robowombat
My husband and I also attended one of those outreaches. It was billed as a communications class.
After we started asking question after question about where this so called class was going we were asked to leave.
They gave us our money back plus $1 and they told us we would be placed on their enemies list for eternity.
Literally walked us out, with the halls lined with the worker bees and as we passed them they turned their backs to us.
By the time the two us us got to the door we were hysterical with laughter. Got to the door and my husband turned and said in that cartoon voice “that's all folks”. They actual slammed the door and locked it.
What a great day.
21 posted on 03/13/2011 9:05:11 AM PDT by svcw (You will never understand Grace until you understand you do not deserve it)
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To: Borges
Hubbard was a 4th rate Sci-Fi writer who created a religion for the specified reason of getting rich. In that he succeeded.
I am amazed at the people that buy into Scientology and hand over their money to such a scam.
22 posted on 03/13/2011 9:06:01 AM PDT by Captain Peter Blood (.)
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To: hoosierham

People can be stupid. mohammad, Joseph Smith, Ron L I know there are others but probably not a prominent. Con men all of them.


23 posted on 03/13/2011 9:08:12 AM PDT by svcw (You will never understand Grace until you understand you do not deserve it)
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To: samtheman
Robert Heinlein was a lot smarter and a much better writer than Hubbard. he was also very prescient about predicting the future of society as we now know it and see it.
I enjoy reading his work.
Hollywood took his novel “Starship Troopers” and destroyed the original storyline. Terrible movie for that reason alone.
24 posted on 03/13/2011 9:11:06 AM PDT by Captain Peter Blood (.)
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To: svcw; rwa265

Wiki articles about figures like this are invariably written by quasi-fans. Others don’t care enough.


25 posted on 03/13/2011 9:12:03 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

I don’t care what anybody says, “Battlefield Earth” was a GREAT book. Johnny Goodboy Tyler RULES!


26 posted on 03/13/2011 9:13:19 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: JoeDetweiler

read them in jail?

I liked that Travolta movie “Battlefield Earth” - don’t ask me why...it could have been better, but, could have been worse too...


27 posted on 03/13/2011 9:13:42 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Ron the “War Hero”
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Cowen/warhero/battle.htm

I think the chapter “2. L. Ron Hubbard:
his struggle with truth *” is more entertaining.
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Cowen/warhero/truth.htm

I love this paragraph, “While escaping from the Japanese on Java, he suffered severe injuries after being machine-gunned in the back (Church of Scientology v. Armstrong, 21 May 1984). Alternatively, he fractured an ankle while evading the Japanese (”Ron The Poet/Lyricist”, 1996). He was flown home in the Secretary of the Navy's private plane as the first US casualty returned from the Far East (Hubbard, “The Story of Dianetics & Scientology”, taped lecture of 1958).”

28 posted on 03/13/2011 9:13:59 AM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: robowombat

Wasn’t Scientology the result of a bet between Hubbard and a college classmate/frat brother?


29 posted on 03/13/2011 9:14:41 AM PDT by Thermalseeker (The theft being perpetrated by Congress and the Fed makes Bernie Maddoff look like a pickpocket.)
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To: Captain Peter Blood

I had heard once that it was a bar bet between Heinlein and Hubbard: L Ron said he could start a religion out of nothing.

Always wondered if true.


30 posted on 03/13/2011 9:15:19 AM PDT by tongue-tied
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To: Borges
L. Ron Hubbard was born 100 years ago today

What a shame.

31 posted on 03/13/2011 9:16:01 AM PDT by stboz
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To: SevenofNine
Stan Marsh from South Park is hundred years old who knew LOL!

Easily one of my top five favorite South Park episodes.

32 posted on 03/13/2011 9:16:21 AM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Captain Peter Blood

I love that movie! It’s a satire. Director Paul Verhoeven specialized in that sort of thing (Robocop, Total Recall)


33 posted on 03/13/2011 9:16:41 AM PDT by Borges
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34 posted on 03/13/2011 9:17:15 AM PDT by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: YankeeReb

They showing that episode last night here in SO CAL LOL! that reason I thought of it


35 posted on 03/13/2011 9:17:20 AM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: svcw
After we started asking question after question about where this so called class was going we were asked to leave.

The same thing happened to me when I tried to tour the Mormon Tabernacle when I was in Salt Lake. Being musically inclined I wanted to experience the acoustics in the Tabernacle because I'd always heard they were extraordinary. The tour was "free", unless you include the 30 minute dog and pony show given by some starry-eyed Mormon students. They asked at the end of their presentation if anyone had any questions. I asked about the "Mountain Massacre". At first they ignored me. When I pressed I was asked to leave. Never did get to see the Tabernacle.....

36 posted on 03/13/2011 9:20:24 AM PDT by Thermalseeker (The theft being perpetrated by Congress and the Fed makes Bernie Maddoff look like a pickpocket.)
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To: Captain Peter Blood

“Hubbard was a 4th rate Sci-Fi writer who created a religion for the specified reason of getting rich. In that he succeeded.
I am amazed at the people that buy into Scientology and hand over their money to such a scam. “

What you said for Mormonism, too.


37 posted on 03/13/2011 9:21:03 AM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (.)
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To: samtheman
...no such bet was ever made, it would have been "uncharacteristic of Heinlein"

Probably true most of the time but note the critical "bar bet". I have been known to do things in bars that are uncharacteristic of me.

38 posted on 03/13/2011 9:24:31 AM PDT by magslinger (What Would Stephen Decatur Do?)
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To: SJSAMPLE; All

Never read that book, but I saw that movie.. Crap..


39 posted on 03/13/2011 9:28:55 AM PDT by KevinDavis (Radical Islam is a bigger threat than the LDS.)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion; All

Well when you live in a country that allows people to worship as they please, this what you get..


40 posted on 03/13/2011 9:32:00 AM PDT by KevinDavis (Radical Islam is a bigger threat than the LDS.)
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To: Borges

41 posted on 03/13/2011 9:32:08 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Borges
I was working on a low budget pilot being shot outside the so called Scientology "Celebrity Center" in Hollywood and needed to use their restroom......BADLY!!

Of course once inside the human drones milling around try to convert you by urging you to find your full potential etc etc. If you do manage to evade any members while inside, have no fear....cuz there were high def flat panel televisions on almost ever wall in the near 100 year old historic building including the restrooms extolling the virtues of Scientology and Dianetics! Yup, just like in some sci-fi movie.

The creepiest thing tho was when I walked by a very posh well apportioned office that had it's doors wide open. I asked one of the drones who's office it was and he replied with a creepy smile on his face...."Oh...That's Mr. Hubbard's office.....we keep it ready for when he returns!"

I replied with a pondered and puzled....."Oh.....OK. Thanx" and slowly walked away and never returned.

42 posted on 03/13/2011 9:44:55 AM PDT by R_Kangel (`.`)
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To: samtheman

Doh! I type slowly, missed your post regarding the bar bet.


43 posted on 03/13/2011 9:47:08 AM PDT by tongue-tied
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To: R_Kangel

My favorite cinematic portrayal of Scientology is in the Steve Martin / Eddie Murphy movie, Bowfinger.


44 posted on 03/13/2011 9:53:11 AM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: robowombat

“How he did it remains a mystery.”

Not a mystery at all...you only need to read “mission earth”...he lays the whole thing right out there wrapped in fiction...(redundant I kow)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mission_Earth_(novel)


45 posted on 03/13/2011 10:00:51 AM PDT by Crim
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To: Borges

So do his followers put up trees and exchange gifts?


46 posted on 03/13/2011 10:02:25 AM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: JoeDetweiler

Wow. That was some feat. How long did it take?


47 posted on 03/13/2011 10:08:21 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Overproduction, one of the top five worries of the American Farmer each and every year..)
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To: samtheman; Borges; rwa265
This article about Elron's 1940 "expedition" to Alaska< cites the (local) Ketchikan Chronicle's September 1, 1940 edition:

"Capt. L. Ron Hubbard, author and world traveler, arrived in Ketchikan
in company with his wife aboard the vest pocket yacht, Magician. His
purpose in coming to Alaska was two-fold, one to win a bet and another
to gather material for a novel of Alaska salmon fishing. "According to Captain Hubbard, several associates maintained it would be
impossible for him to sail a vessel as small as the Magician, which is a 27-foot
auxiliary sloop, to Alaska. Knowing the smallness of the boats which take
this route, Captain Hubbard covered their bets and now that he has arrived,
will have the satisfaction of collecting.

He charmed a local bank for a loan that he apparently never repaid.

The link has an old photo of Captain Hubbard

48 posted on 03/13/2011 10:12:46 AM PDT by skeptoid (The road to serfdom is being paved by RINOs, and Lisa Murkowski is their mascot.)
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To: libertarian27

Nice nose plugs....


49 posted on 03/13/2011 10:13:20 AM PDT by onedoug (If)
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To: Borges

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/cruise_church_labor_probed_lNckRxqOTLp5LvQAe3iGFI#ixzz1DN1S4N10

Report: Feds probe Church of Scientology over work for Tom Cruise
Scientology ‘slave’ claim

By BOB FREDERICKS

Post Wire Services

Last Updated: 11:07 AM, February 8, 2011

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2011/02/exclusive-secret-emails-reveal-scientology-leader-ordered-bus-made-tom-cruise

EXCLUSIVE: Secret Emails Reveal Scientology Leader Ordered ‘Slave Labor’ Build A Bus For Tom Cruise, Says Former Member

http://gawker.com/#!5757217/tom-cruises-favorite-toys-were-built-for-free-by-scientology-slaves

Tom Cruise’s Favorite Toys Were Built For Free by Scientology Slaves

http://markrathbun.wordpress.com/2011/02/10/the-new-yorker-miscavige-and-cruise-caught-lying/

The New Yorker: Miscavige and Cruise caught lying
Posted on February 10, 2011 by martyrathbun09

http://markrathbun.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/bikeshangarexcursion.pdf


50 posted on 03/13/2011 10:21:26 AM PDT by maggief
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