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  • Don’t ‘say no to drugs’ in Germany! Rehab clinic masks illegal Scientology church

    07/26/2016 1:39:05 PM PDT · by NRx · 15 replies
    RT ^ | 07-23-2016 | Staff
    Ad stands for rehab facilities with the particular slogan ‘Say no to drugs – say yes to life’ in Germany are under serious suspicion of being nothing more than a Scientology recruitment scheme, police warn. The sect is illegal in Germany. The enigmatic group, which believes our human souls have alien beginnings, does not enjoy the same legal status everywhere. In the United States it boasts dozens of Hollywood A-listers among its members and biggest donors. Not so in Germany, where the religious sect has been deemed “unconstitutional” since 1997 by domestic security, despite its existence there since the 1970s....
  • Neil DeGrasse Tyson: Christians have no right to call Scientologists crazy

    04/01/2015 7:33:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/01/2015 | PAMELA ENGEL AND MICHAEL B KELLEY
    Astrophysicist and cosmologist Neil DeGrasse Tyson is defending Scientology in light of HBO's highly critical documentary on the church. HBO's documentary "Going Clear" did not show the church in an entirely positive light — Scientology has a built a reputation for tormenting members who leave it either by surveillance or harassment. The film highlights the celebrities who made the religion intriguing to the world as well as the horrific stories of abuse from former members. But Tyson, in an interview with The Daily Beast, declined to bash the controversial church, saying people are free to believe whatever they want. "So,...
  • America is Under a Psychopolitical Assault

    07/18/2014 8:08:08 AM PDT · by drypowder · 17 replies
    Radical Conservative Blogspot ^ | Thursday, July 17, 2014 | David Risselada
    It is beyond evident America that there is a massive psychopolitical operation underway in our nation. We are being beaten down on a daily basis by people who would have you believe that you are what's wrong with the world. Our kids are being overwhelmed with inappropriate sex education at very early ages, those who believe in the right to life are considered the radicals while those claiming the right to kill their unborn children are being praised. We have a president seeking to make his own people helpless while funding Islamic radicals overseas, the definition of racism has been...
  • Live Thread--Hillary on Bret Baier with Greta Too...06/17/14 6PM Eastern (NOW)

    06/17/2014 3:10:29 PM PDT · by GRRRRR · 105 replies
    Advertised as a LIVE interview of former Arkansas lawyer, liar. FLOTUS, PIAPS and Cankles. Former Secy of State under the Obama Bus and now, failed author, er ghost writer helper... Let's hope they get a couple of honest answers...right? Maybe??
  • HHS, Planned Parenthood Promote Obamacare For Teens at Church of Scientology

    04/25/2014 7:51:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 24, 2014 | Penny Starr
    Getting teens to sign up for the Affordable Care Act and learn how to obtain contraceptives through Obamacare, was the focus of an event hosted by the D.C. Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy at the Church of Scientology’s National Affairs Office in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, a gathering that featured officials from the Health and Human Services Department and the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) . Wilma Robinson, deputy director of the HHS Office of Adolescent Health, said she was attending to explain “the impact of the Affordable Care Act on adolescents,” which she defined as girls and boys...
  • Greta Van Susteren Backs Democrat Into a Corner, Forces Him to Admit Big Lie.....

    04/12/2014 8:55:01 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 35 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/10/2014 | Jason Howerton
    Democrat Mike Dickinson recently promised to wage “war” on the NRA, Tea Party and Fox News. On Thursday, he was confronted by Greta Van Susteren in a tense exchange that ended with an embarrassing admission. “Why do you hate me?” Van Susteren asked, immediately getting to business. Dickinson, who apparently is not actually running for Congress, said he has a problem with her network as a whole. “Well, but no, what about me? I’m Fox News, I’m ‘trash,’ apparently, so what’s wrong with me?” the TV host responded. Dickinson conceded that he didn’t have a problem with Van Susteren personally,...
  • Book Critical of Scientology, Banned From America for 27 Years, Now Goes on Sale in US

    03/30/2014 4:49:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 30 Mar 2014 | Joanna Walters
    British writer Robert Miller's expose´of religion's founder L. Rob Hubbard finds US publisherA British book the Church of Scientology managed to block in America is finally on sale in the US 27 years after it was published elsewhere in the world. The book, Bare-Faced Messiah: The True Story of L. Ron Hubbard, written by Russell Miller, a British journalist, and originally published in 1987, appeared in print and tablet editions in the US earlier this month. The book exposes many of the boasts of Mr Hubbard, the late founder of Scientology, about his early life and achievements as outright lies....
  • Waning Numbers: Germany To Suspend Monitoring of Scientology

    11/25/2013 11:38:20 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | November 25, 2013 – 04:27 PM
    The Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BFV), Germany’s domestic security agency, is effectively giving up its monitoring of the controversial Scientology organization as part of its ongoing reforms. In doing so, it has upset officials in several of Germany’s states. Scientology is officially recognized as a church in the United States and has the backing of celebrity members such as Tom Cruise and John Travolta. In Germany, however, it is viewed as a business that seeks to present itself as a church. … The agency is currently trying to focus its efforts towards counterespionage in light of...
  • CDC: More Than 20% of 14-Year-Old Boys Diagnosed With ADHD

    11/25/2013 7:52:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 25, 2013 - 5:52 PM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The percentage of American children from 4 through 17 years of age who have ever been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) increased 42 percent from 2003 to 2011, according to a newly released study by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study indicated that more than 20 percent of 11- and 14-year-old American boys had been diagnosed with ADHD at some point in their lives, that boys were 125 percent more likely than girls to be diagnosed with the disorder, and that boys were 127 percent more likely than girls to be medicated for it. The study...
  • Millions of Americans could be misdiagnosed as mentally ill

    05/14/2013 9:01:11 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 31 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/14/13 | Doug Book
    “In the days of the Malleus, if the physician could find no evidence of natural illness, he was expected to find evidence of witchcraft: today, if he cannot diagnose organic illness, he is expected to diagnose mental illness.” (1) The Malleus Maleficarum was a 15th century text which instructed Inquisitors on the proper method of identifying, trying and burning witches. Though it was many years ago that renowned psychiatrist Thomas Szasz (1920-2012) used the example of the Malleus to comment on the diagnostic practices of his fellow physicians, it seems he might have been on to something as today psychiatrists...
  • Meds aren't always the answer

    05/10/2013 8:57:29 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/10/13 | Michael D. Shaw
    “It is customary to define psychiatry as a medical specialty concerned with the study, diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses.” But according to prominent psychiatrist and academic Thomas Szasz MD (1920-2012) “…this is a worthless and misleading definition.” “Mental illness is a myth. Psychiatrists are not concerned with mental illnesses and their treatments. In actual practice they deal with personal, social, and ethical problems in living.” (1) Szasz write that “…the notion of a person ‘having a mental illness’ is scientifically crippling. It provides professional assent to a popular rationalization—namely that problems in living experienced and expressed in terms of...
  • Book review: ‘Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief’ by Lawrence Wright

    01/20/2013 7:54:35 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 18, 2013 | Lisa Miller
    Hubbard’s famously paranoid worldview is extensively documented here as well. When a negative reputation began to taint Scientology worldwide, he launched what was perhaps his most grandiose and outrageous scheme. He called it the Snow White Program. Starting in 1973, Wright asserts, Hubbard placed as many as 5,000 Scientologists as spies in government agencies all over the world, charging them with unearthing official files on the church, “generating lawsuits to intimidate opponents, and waging an unremitting campaign against mental health professionals.” In the United States, Wright says, the spies penetrated the IRS; the Justice, Treasury and Labor Departments; the Federal...
  • Just in from the TrueBlueRino snake pit Re: Hannity on Free Republic

    07/10/2012 2:18:29 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 718 replies
    TrueBlueRINOs antifreeper site ^ | July 09, 2012, 10:13:34 PM | Supposedly by Dengar01 but you never know over there
    So for those of you who don’t know me I posted at Free Republic as Dengar01 from September 15th 2001 till I opused and 2 months later after questioning the finances of Free Republic my account was zotted. When I first came up with the idea of this thread I emailed TBL, NOTA and a close friend here for their opinions. I then expanded to email some ex-FReepers who were run off the site by some of the most vile creatures on the planet. Some who made up handle’s at TBL to continue their cult like obsession. I was stalked...
  • 10,000 Scientologists Got This E-Mail Today About "Disconnection," ... and a Mysterious Death

    07/09/2012 5:49:58 PM PDT · by null and void · 130 replies
    The Village Voice ^ | 7/9/12 | Tony Ortega
    Heber Jentzsch, when he was still allowed to breathe free air UPDATE: HOLMES-CRUISE DIVORCE SETTLED. So far, looking like how we predicted it in our previous story. This morning, more than 10,000 Scientologists found an e-mail from Karen de la Carriere in their inboxes, written in jargon that they will understand, and informing them of the controversy surrounding the death of her son Alexander Jentzsch. As we reported first on Thursday night, de la Carriere learned about the death of her 27-year-old son more than two days after he was found, unresponsive, at the home of his in-laws in...
  • Rupert Murdock Tweets Truth on Scientology

    07/02/2012 8:53:36 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 29 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | July 2, 2012 | JP
    Rubert Murdoch has a lot of Thetans perturbed with him. That’s because the founder and chairman of News Corp., which owns Fox News and the Wall Street Journal, among other media properties, tweeted Sunday that there is “(s)omething creepy, maybe even evil, about these people.” Murdoch was referring to adherents of Scientology, like actor Tom Cruise, who prefer to think themselves as “Thetans” – a term coined by L. Ron Hubbard, the cult’s founder – rather than “people.” Murdoch followed up his original tweet with another reporting that his twitter account had been bombarded with “hundreds of attacks” from Thetans....
  • 'Battlefield Earth' Screenwriter Is Sorry About That (Regrets Over Scientology Cult Movie Stinker)

    03/29/2010 8:56:35 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 30 replies · 988+ views ^ | Mar 28th 2010 | Marc Schneider
    ‘Battlefield Earth’ Screenwriter Is Sorry About That By Marc Schneider J.D. Shapiro wrote one of the most derided films of all time. Now, he's saying sorry. In early March, 2000's 'Battlefield Earth' was "awarded" worst movie of the decade by the Razzies. Few are protesting it and even more, like the folks behind 'Freddy Got Fingered,' must have let out a sigh of relief at the news. But Shapiro knows what he did was awful. Truly awful, and in an open letter published by the NY Post, he hilariously tries to explain himself. "It wasn't as I intended -- promise....
  • Daughters of St. Paul Being Sued by The Church of Scientology

    01/06/2010 1:03:15 PM PST · by NYer · 17 replies · 749+ views
    NC Register ^ | January 6, 2010 | Tim Drake
    The Church of Scientology in Italy is reportedly beginning legal proceedings against the Daughters of St. Paul and author Maria Pia Gardini. Gardini wrote the 2007 book, “My Years in Scientology,” and the 2009 book, “The Courage to Speak Out – Stories of Ex-Scientologists,” both published by the Daughters of St. Paul. Gardini returned to Catholicism after being a member of The Church of Scientology and its Sea Org elite. The books are part of a growing number being written by ex-members of The Church of Scientology cult. “We live in a free country and a publisher has the...
  • Scientology Spokesman Tommy Davis Leaves Interview in Anger

    10/26/2009 5:53:28 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 45 replies · 4,080+ views ^ | Monday 26 October | PopEater Staff
    Scientology Spokesman Tommy Davis Leaves Interview in Anger The Church of Scientology is taking a beating today. First, former member Paul Haggis wrote a scathing letter renouncing the religion, and now a video of spokesman Tommy Davis walking out of an interview with Martin Bashir on 'Nightline,' is making the rounds on the Internet. Davis was offended when Bashir asked questions about the popular celebrity religion's beliefs. "Do you believe that the Galactic Emperor called Xenu brought his people to earth 75 million years ago and buried them in volcanoes?" Bashir asked. "Martin, I'm not going to discuss the disgusting...
  • Secret Mission To Expose L. Ron Hubbard As A Fake

    08/06/2009 7:23:42 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 28 replies · 1,326+ views
    London Times ^ | August 06, 2009
    From The Times August 6, 2009 Secret mission to expose L. Ron Hubbard as a fake Dominic Kennedy, Investigations Editor L.Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology The founder of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard, was exposed as a fraud 30 years ago by British diplomats who were investigating his qualifications. The science-fiction writer, who invented a religion now followed by celebrities such as Tom Cruise, awarded himself a PhD from a sham “diploma mill” college that he had acquired, the diplomats found. Such was the climate of fear and paranoia surrounding Scientology that the US believed the sect had sent bogus...
  • Scientology Exposed: Tom Cruise’s Strange Pal

    06/22/2009 9:11:31 AM PDT · by pissant · 14 replies · 1,072+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 6/22/09 | Skip
    Earlier this year I wrote “Death By Devotion” about my personal experiences with Scientology and the founder of its Celebrity Centre, Yvonne Jentzsch, a faithful devotee of Lafayette Ronald Hubbard who was cast aside when she became ill. Now the St. Petersburg Times has done a massive expose on David Miscavige, who took over from Hubbard in running the so-called religion. Before heading up Scientology, Miscavige was (among other things) a financial messenger for Hubbard, depositing monies in European banks and thus knowing where it all could be found when the science-fiction writer turned guru died at his ranch in...
  • City wishes Xenu happy birthday [Only in Los Angeles!]

    03/21/2009 11:08:57 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 10 replies · 591+ views
    L.A. Observed ^ | March 20 2009 | Kevin Roderick
    The deficit-facing city council has made noise recently about halting its practice of waiving the fees levied on community events — but for sci-fi writer and Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard's birthday, no problem. From the council agenda: 8-0568-S1 CD 8 e. MOTION (PARKS-LABONGE) relative to declaring the L. Ron Hubbard Birthday Event on March 21, 2009 a Special Event (fees and costs absorbed by the City = $3,000) Others up for fee waivers at that price level include the March for Water on March 22 ($3,000) and the 16th Annual Cesar E. Chavez March for Justice and Cultural Arts...
  • Scientology Spokesman Confirms Xenu Story

    03/15/2009 7:37:23 PM PDT · by outlawjake · 101 replies · 5,523+ views
    Scoop Independent News ^ | 16 March 2009, | Scoop Independent News
    Scientology Spokesman Tommy Davis Confirms Xenu Story Los Angeles, CA - After years of dismissing the story as false, Scientology spokesman Tommy Davis has confirmed that the story of mankind's origins involving an alien overlord named Xenu is indeed authentic Scientology teaching. In the exclusive interview with KESQ News Channel 3 reporter[1], Nathan Baca, Scientology spokesman Tommy Davis was asked about the story of Xenu, known to senior Scientologists as part of "Operating Thetan Level III", or "OT III" for short. Davis denied the story at first (as he has done in the past), stating that these were claims "forwarded...
  • Secret Tapes: The History Of Xenu, As Explained By L. Ron Hubbard In 8 Minutes

    08/15/2008 4:40:52 PM PDT · by Dajjal · 42 replies · 621+ views ^ | Aug. 14, 2008 | L. Ron Hubbard
    Secret Tapes: The History Of Xenu, As Explained By L. Ron Hubbard In 8 Minutes Click here to hear 8.03 min. audio Most of what we know about Scientology's "supreme ruler" we learned from South Park: 75 million years ago, the evil alien brought humans to earth in a spaceship and killed them; the psychic trauma of the event has affected us ever since. The Church of Scientology, embarrassed by the story, has always tried to hide its existence. Until now. The Church has been playing a cat-and-mouse game with YouTubers, getting it removed in many cases; we have the...
  • Bart Simpson actress gives $10M to Scientology

    02/01/2008 3:09:30 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 540+ views
    Gossip Boulevard ^ | January 30, 2008
    Longtime Scientologist Nancy Cartwright, also known as the voice of Bart Simpson, last year gave the church $10 million to help spread the word of founder L. Ron Hubbard into other galaxies. It was all part of Scientology’s Global Salvage effort, which aims to “de-aberrate” Earth, meaning to rid mankind of psychology ills and other “aberrant” behavior. Surprisingly, Nancy, 50, forked over twice as much as the Scientology’s most prominent member, Tom Cruise, who only gave $5 million in an installment plan.Also, recent Scientology publications reveal that a host of A-list Scientologists were honored for their generosity at a black-tie...
  • STATE OF THE FAIR TAX (Mike Huckabee getting support from Scientology-related tax org.!!)

    11/29/2007 12:00:57 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies · 227+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | November 29, 2007 | The Prowler
    With word that the FairTax political operation has run out of money, the talk in Iowa is that a new organization may be coming to former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's aid. A 501c4 organization is said to be forming to help Huckabee in the 30 or so days leading up to the Iowa Republican caucus. Huckabee has been leveraging the support of two semi-obscure groups in Iowa, the FairTax group, a one-time offshoot of the Church of Scientology, and a second-tier home-schooling coalition, which operates a 501c4 and has been attempting to organize support for Huckabee in Iowa, South Carolina,...
  • Ritalin is Poison

    10/27/2006 2:42:44 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 85 replies · 1,115+ views via Liberty Coalition ^ | October 24, 2006 | Tom DeWeese
    Why is America suddenly experiencing an explosion of new mental diseases and disorders never heard of thirty years ago? Why are children seemingly out of control, refusing to listen to parents and teachers, even driven to violence? Here are two possible reasons to consider. First, it is apparent the psychology industry isn’t opposed to simply making up diseases and disorders if there is money to be made. Second, some research is suggesting that many of the growing diseases and disorders could actually be side effects of the drugs psychologists are pouring into children to “cure” their made-up diseases. Does that...
  • Report: Vanity Fair lands Suri Cruise photos

    08/10/2006 2:01:16 PM PDT · by Tulsa Ramjet · 17 replies · 1,153+ views
    reuters ^ | Thursday, August 10, 2006; Posted: 9:40 a.m. EDT | Reuters
    One of the most elusive figures in Hollywood since the heyday of Howard Hughes may be about to make her debut. The New York Post reported on Wednesday that Vanity Fair magazine has landed the first photos of Suri Cruise, the baby born to actor Tom Cruise and actress Katie Holmes last April 18 and who has never been seen by the public, although family friend Penelope Cruz says she is "beautiful." The Post said the pictures were taken by celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz and will be published this fall.
  • Cruise: I'll eat placenta

    04/17/2006 8:27:36 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 111 replies · 3,796+ views
    The Sun ^ | 4/17/06 | staff
    TOM Cruise has claimed he will eat the PLACENTA after fiancée Katie Holmes has their baby. The actor, 43 — who wants her to give birth in silence according to his Scientology cult rules — said: “I’m gonna eat the placenta, too. “I thought that would be good. Very nutritious. I’m going to eat the cord and the placenta right there.” But when a GQ magazine interviewer said it would be a big meal, Cruise replied: “OK, maybe I won’t.”
  • Tom gets 'wed' on cruise

    03/16/2006 2:27:57 PM PST · by Cecily · 48 replies · 1,159+ views
    The Sun ^ | March 16, 2006 | Emily Smith
    Tom Cruise and fiancée Katie Holmes have declared their love for each other in a bizarre “wedding” ceremony — on a ship. The couple exchanged rings emblazoned with triangular Scientology symbols as fellow cult members John Travolta and Kirstie Alley looked on. An insider said: “Katie wore a flowing white dress and Tom was in a black suit as they exchanged rings during the brief 30 minute ceremony. “The couple then walked across a tiny bridge — a Scientology symbol for the journey to total freedom.”
  • Katie Holmes (OK, that looks a little strange)

    04/07/2006 8:48:52 AM PDT · by OXENinFLA · 101 replies · 29,646+ views
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  • Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes Baby Battle: Catholicism or Scientology

    03/18/2006 2:05:32 AM PST · by beaversmom · 119 replies · 6,104+ views
    There has been plenty of speculation on the way the fabulous Katie Holmes is to give birth to her baby. The little one could come at any moment and it appears that Tom Cruise and Katie are already battling over the baby. No - they are not battling over how the baby will be born, but what happens if the pair split after the little one emerges. The rub reportedly is the baby's religion - Catholicism or Scientology? Life & Style Magazine details in this week's report that Katie is miserable and if there is a split - as that...
  • Katie Holmes Called 'Stepford Wife'

    04/07/2006 8:49:12 PM PDT · by Blogger · 12 replies · 882+ views ^ | 7 Apr 2006 | Susan Hatch
    Katie Holmes Called 'Stepford Wife' -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- By Susan Hatch Apr 7, 2006 It was only a matter of time. The fabulous Katie Holmes has been dubbed as behaving like a 'Stepford wife.' She has been quite odd since this whole - I wanna marry my dream guy Tom Cruise thing stated. Katie Accused: Stepford Wife Now here come the brainwashing hints. Who better to deliver the story than Page Six. The gossip column asks - What's up with Katie Holmes? *** The once vivacious actress is like a "Stepford" wife ever since she hooked up with Tom Cruise and Scientology....
  • Cruise in birth control

    03/28/2006 5:56:13 AM PST · by Quilla · 64 replies · 983+ views
    The Sun (UK) ^ | March 28, 2006 | Julie Moult
    TOM Cruise’s pregnant fiancée Katie Holmes will be reminded to keep her vow of silence during birth — by signs plastered around their home. The couple — following the Scientology tradition of a silent birth — had the posters delivered to their Beverly Hills mansion. The 6ft placards will be placed so Katie can see them in labour. One reads: “Be silent and make all physical movements slow and understandable.” Dawson’s Creek actress Katie, 26, must “keep mum” and will not even be allowed painkillers when she has the couple’s first child due any day. Friends — believed to be...
  • Report: Tom Cruise schooled in Scientology at desert compound

    12/17/2005 9:27:51 PM PST · by LouAvul · 42 replies · 1,877+ views
    sacbee ^ | 12-17-05
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tom Cruise's faith in Scientology was nurtured at a secretive Southern California desert compound that catered to his needs around the clock, it was reported Saturday. Long before Cruise sprang onto Oprah's couch or blasted Brooke Shields for taking antidepressants, the Hollywood superstar undertook intensive study and counseling at the compound in the late 1980s and early 1990s, current and former Scientologists told the Los Angeles Times. Cruise also trained at the church's better-known facilities, including those in Hollywood, Calif., and Clearwater, Fla. But much of his time was spent at the compound 90 miles east...
  • Stay at Holmes Mum (Katie Holmes Retires from Hollywood at Age 26)

    11/12/2005 11:45:40 AM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 70 replies · 2,168+ views
    The London Sun ^ | 11.12.05 | Victoria Newton
    Katie Holmes is quitting acting, to become a full time wife to Tom Cruise. The 'Batman Begins' beauty is one of Hollywoods most promising up and coming young stars. But at age 26 she wants to ditch her blossoming film career and devote herself to bringing up the baby they are expecting next year. A pal tells me 'Katie has decided to give up acting altogether. She's been telling friends that she and Tom have decided it is best that she stays at home and brings up their new baby.' 'Her decision is raising a lot of eyebrows in Hollywood....
  • Spiritual symbiosis: A surprising one (Scientology Alert)

    10/31/2005 4:32:19 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 11 replies · 768+ views
    St. Petersburg Times Online ^ | October 30, 2005 | Robert Farley
    TAMPA - It's Monday night, and 13 teenagers gather at the Glorious Church of God in Christ, a predominantly African-American church in a working class neighborhood of East Tampa. The teens bow their heads and pray Jesus will make this a productive evening. Then one hands out pamphlets titled The Way to Happiness.
  • Katie Holmes Completely Cruise Controlled (TomKat/Hollyweird Alert)

    10/07/2005 8:56:07 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 16 replies · 6,058+ views
    Fox News ^ | October 07, 2005 | Roger Friedman
    Katie Holmes Continues Purge of Inner Circle Katie Holmes fired her publicist of nearly eight years on Tuesday. During her conversation with Leslie Sloane-Zelnick, Holmes did not mention that she was pregnant by fiancé Tom Cruise. The next day, the news broke. In short order, since meeting Cruise in April, Holmes has now fired her manager, changed agents and discharged her publicist. All had been her longtime allies. And let's not forget the broken engagement to actor Chris Klein back in March. That's a lot of activity for seven months. Where does that leave our Katie? I'm told that Holmes...
  • 50 Reasons I Support the FairTax

    09/02/2005 11:01:09 AM PDT · by pigdog · 285 replies · 3,615+ views
    President's Tax Panel - Comments | Spring 2005 | Kenneth J. Van Dellen
    Comment: 50 Reasons I Support the FairTax (How many reasons can you give for supporting the present IRS tax system?) Those Who Know the Facts Love the Fair Tax FairTax and Individuals and Families (Family-friendly tax reform)1. It allows workers to keep 100% of their pay, with nothing withheld the IRS or for Social Security and Medicare payments. 2. It is revenue neutral with the present income tax system, funding the federal budget at current levels. 3. It shifts the tax to consumption. Records show that consumption is more stable than income, therefore the tax revenue stream is likely...
  • A taxing idea (Imagine a world where Wal-Mart replaces the irs)

    08/28/2005 5:21:54 PM PDT · by Coleus · 189 replies · 2,090+ views
    North Jersey Newspapers ^ | 04.24.05 | Joan Verdon
    A taxing idea Tom Wright envisions a world with no IRS, where Wal-Mart, Target, Macy's and the rest of the nation's shopkeepers are the federal tax collectors. And he says close to 600,000 Americans agree with him, including political leaders with the clout to make it happen.Wright is the executive director of Americans for Fair Taxation (, a group backing legislation to replace all federal income, payroll and corporate taxes with a 30 percent national sales tax on all new goods and services. Supporters say the tax would free Americans from mountains of paperwork, eliminate loopholes and tax fraud, encourage...
  • Keep the cash with national sales tax

    08/26/2005 3:40:57 AM PDT · by Man50D · 393 replies · 2,569+ views
    The Sentinel Online ^ | 8/24/05 | Chris Bennett & Jeff Nimer
    This article is about taxes, which is, without question, the most boring subject in the known universe. So why even bother to bring it up? In an attempt to make April 15 just another beautiful spring day for all Americans, Georgia Congressman John Linder and his buddy, libertarian talk show host Neal Boortz, have devised a "fair tax" plan. This plan abolishes the IRS and income taxes in favor of a national sales tax, which, they say, will be about 23 cents to every dollar. Both sides of this issue have hotly debated how well this "fair tax" would work...
  • NUMBER ONE ---- AGAIN!(The Fair Tax Book)

    08/18/2005 6:34:27 AM PDT · by GPBurdell · 454 replies · 2,909+ views
    Nealz Nuze ^ | 8/18/05 | Neal Boortz
    NUMBER ONE ---- AGAIN! The word came in yesterday afternoon. The FairTax Book will remain No. 1 on the New York Times Bestseller's List for the second week in a row. Our editor at Regan Books told us yesterday afternoon that it is much harder to make this list the second week than it is the first. Needless to say, we're excited and gratified. Interview requests for Congressman Linder and myself are pouring in, and the crowds at the book signings remain strong. Our greatest hope is that the book generates a buzz and momentum of its own. Across the...
  • Required Reading for the Tax Revolution

    08/02/2005 12:22:49 PM PDT · by phil_will1 · 143 replies · 1,479+ views
    FRee Market Project ^ | August 1, 2005 | Free Market Project
    FairTax would free markets, individuals from income tax. In “The FairTax Book,” Rep. John Linder (R-Ga.) and libertarian talk radio host Neal Boortz offer a witty and straightforward explanation of the political and economic consequences of making April 15 “just another day.” Published by Regan Books, it hits bookstores this week. And if tax reform is not a “hot” topic now, then give this book a month on the New York Times bestseller list for things to change. The FairTax is a bold idea to replace the income tax with a national sales tax. What’s so bold about it? Not...
  • Scientology 101

    07/24/2005 7:06:10 PM PDT · by HighlyOpinionated · 46 replies · 2,322+ views
    Mobile Register ^ | Saturday, July 23, 2005 | -- Kristen Campbell
    Thanks to Tom Cruise and his couch-hopping, reporter-thrashing self, Scientology is in the news again. And while most of us can identify it as the belief system of choice for Cruise and other Hollywood headliners, the teachings and practices of the Church of Scientology -- not to be confused with Christian Science -- remain a mystery to many. Founded in 1954 by science-fiction author L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology today claims millions of adherents in more than 150 countries, though there are no Scientology organizations within 100 miles of Mobile, Montgomery or Birmingham, according to the Church of Scientology Web site....
  • More Tom Cruise and TomKat parodies from The Spoof!

    07/12/2005 10:06:17 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 6 replies · 1,221+ views
    The Spoof! | Wed. July 13 | The Spoof!
    "In an announcement today that shocked the planet, Roman Catholic Virgin Katie Holmes and her lover Tom Cruise said that their wedding may happen sooner than had previously been expected, due to a turn of completely unexpected events. "World," said Katie, teary-eyed, "we're pregnant." Tom immediately corrected her and said, "Actually, I had nothing to do with it." Then in a narrative which described the most shocking chapter of this couple's lives (if not of all of Show Business), Katie recalled how a shining angel came to her with the news. Tom jumped up and down as he told how...
  • Some parodies of Tom Cruise from The Spoof! web site.

    07/12/2005 9:42:44 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 7 replies · 913+ views
    The Spoof! | Wed. July 13 | The Spoof!
    'New York - Tom Cruise, who clashed with Today show host Matt Lauer on Friday when Lauer brought up Cruise's earlier criticism of Brooke Shields for taking anti-depressants, issued an apology today for his belligerent behavior from Hollywood. According to his publicist, Mr. Cruise failed to take his prescribed dose of Ritalin that morning and, as a result, was "a tiny bit on the edge." "Tom is doing fine now," publicist/sister/fellow Scientologist, Lee Ann Devett explained to reporters. "Between his new bride's constant need for attention and being sprayed in the face with water last week at the London premiere...
  • Paris city hall will not honour Scientologist Cruise(passed resolution to diss him)

    07/12/2005 7:58:13 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 140 replies · 1,678+ views
    AFP ^ | 07/12/05
    Paris city hall will not honour Scientologist Cruise Tue Jul 12, 7:42 AM ET The Paris city hall has pledged not to make US actor Tom Cruise an honorary citizen because of his membership of the Church of Scientology. In a debate late Monday, the Socialist-controlled municipal assembly approved a resolution "never to welcome the actor Tom Cruise, spokesman for Scientology and self-declared militant for this organisation." Last month on a promotional tour for his film "War of the Worlds," the 43-year-old star chose the Eiffel Tower to propose to girlfriend Katie Holmes. He was also made an honorary citizen...
  • Tom Cruise is so hot - that is, for Scientology

    07/10/2005 3:46:10 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies · 1,510+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | July 10, 2005 | ROBERT FARLEY
    Tom Cruise's end-zone dance on the Oprah show and his scolding of Matt Lauer may have startled viewers, but it surely came as no surprise to his fellow Scientologists. They had seen this side of Tom Cruise before. Last October, in a recorded speech simulcast live to Scientology audiences around the world, Cruise passionately exhorted Scientologists to promote church programs and the teachings of L. Ron Hubbard. To those not fully committed, he hotly said: Step it up or get out! Don't ask permission to help others, he said. Just do it. As Scientologists, he said, you have a special...
  • Scientology: What it really is and isn't

    07/07/2005 7:52:42 PM PDT · by new cruelty · 157 replies · 4,158+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | Thursday, July 7, 2005 | JEFFREY WEISS
    Tom Cruise's high-profile trashing of psychiatry should come as no shocker to anyone familiar with his religion. Scientology's position regarding most of psychiatry is comparable to official Catholic teachings about abortion. Scientology says that all psychological ills are a result of a particular kind of psycho-spiritual wound, and that medications and other tools of modern psychiatry, notably electroshock therapy, are useless and harmful. What kind of religion sets up a psychological theory as sacred doctrine? A thoroughly modern one. The Church of Scientology — no relation to Christian Science — is barely 50 years old. Founded in America, it stands...
  • Mystery Scientology Theater (We come in peace, take us to your leader.)

    06/28/2005 1:49:45 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 35 replies · 1,432+ views
    Village Voice ^ | June 28, 2005 | Jessica Winter
    They came from within: How War of the Worlds anticipated the teachings of L. Ron Hubbard The ominous tagline in early trailers for the alien invasion blockbuster War of the Worlds was "They're Already Here" — but any learned Scientologist could have told you that long ago. As you may have heard, WOTW star Tom Cruise is a 20-year veteran of the Church of Scientology, which reportedly teaches that human beings contain clusters of "body thetans," or spirits, of aliens who died 75 million years ago in an intergalactic purge of overpopulated planets by the evil overlord Xenu. In Scientology-speak,...
  • Scientology's Nut Job Founder

    06/24/2005 11:39:38 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 157 replies · 4,952+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | June 24, 2005
    Scientology's Nut Job Founder Cruise a kook? Check out these gems from L. Ron's FBI file JUNE 24--As Tom Cruise and his Scientology cohorts show Katie Holmes the religion's ropes, they surely won't be spending any time focusing on L. Ron Hubbard's wonderfully entertaining FBI file. Which, of course, is TSG's job. This Hubbard guy, the bureau documents reveal, was quite a raving lunatic (who could have imagined?). When he wasn't diming out a supposed Nazi, beefing about his wife, or complaining about being harassed by Cuban commies, Hubbard wrote to the FBI about a bizarre home invasion. Hubbard,...