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  • Karen Bass Praised the Church of Scientology and Leah Remini Stepped in to School Her

    08/05/2020 7:20:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies ^ | 8/4/2020 | Beth Baumann
    "I know that the Church of Scientology has made a difference because your creed is a universal one that speaks to all people everywhere," Bass said. "I look forward to helping you bring about the difference for everyone in this city, the Golden State of California and from here, the nation, and from the nation, the world." Remini, who was raised in the Scientology religion and has a show dedicated to exposing the church's wrongdoings, said Americans deserve to have a vice presidential pick that stands "for the good and decent when it’s not convenient, who are willing to fight...
  • Was Karen Bass To Be Joe Biden’s VP Pick — Until The Daily Caller’s Revelations About Her and Scientology?

    08/02/2020 7:46:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Red State ^ | 08/02/2020
    <p>As was reported here yesterday by my colleague Becca Lower, without warning the Biden Campaign announced that Joe Biden’s selection of his 2020 running mate was being postponed for two weeks.</p> <p>Also yesterday, the Daily Caller reported on leading VP contender Karen Bass’s history of praising the “Church” of Scientology in Los Angeles, and its founder, science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard.</p>
  • Rep. Karen Bass: I'm Not A Commie Lover, Just a Slow Learner

    08/02/2020 4:19:48 PM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies ^ | 8/2/2020 (1433 edt) | Bronson Stocking
    California Congresswoman Karen Bass (D) is reportedly in the race to be Joe Biden's running mate. Bass was born both black and a woman, Biden's criteria for picking the person one heartbeat away from the presidency. Biden's affirmative action policy has the finalists doing some last-minute scrambling to get on the ticket. Rep. Bass was on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace where she was forced to address comments she made in 2016 mourning the death of communist dictator Fidel Castro. "As Cuba begins nine days of mourning, I wish to express my condolences to the Cuban people and the...
  • Top potential Biden VP pick Karen Bass praised Scientology in 2010

    08/02/2020 9:28:08 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 29 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 8/2/2020 | Staff
    Karen Bass (D-California), a top candidate for vice president on Democratic contender Joe Biden's ticket, praised the Church of Scientology in 2010 during a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new Los Angeles facility run by the controversial religious group, as reported by the conservative news site the Daily Caller on Friday. Bass, who is considered to be among one of four top picks as Joe Biden's running mate in the 2020 US presidential election, spoke at the event while she was serving in the California General Assembly. “This day and this new Church of Scientology is an exciting moment because I...
  • Rumored Biden VP pick Karen Bass praised the Church of Scientology in 2010 and sympathized with Cubans over death of Fidel Castro

    08/01/2020 11:41:58 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 01 2020 | JAMES GORDON
    Rep. Karen Bass, a possible top-tier contender to be Joe Biden's running mate has had to row back on remarks she made in 2010 where she was heard praising the Church of Scientology. On Friday, video emerged of an event from 2010 at which the California Democrat spoke at a ceremony for a renovated Scientology Church in Los Angeles. During her remarks, while calling for peopel to treat one another with respect and fight oppression, she also spoke highly of the Church's controversial founder, L. Ron Hubbard.
  • Osama Bin Biden

    07/20/2020 7:55:44 PM PDT · by OddLane · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/20/2020 | Gerard Perry
    Some thoughts on Joe Biden's description of Islam as a "great confessional faith," and belief that it should be taught in our public schools.
  • `That 70s Show' actor Danny Masterson charged in 3 rapes

    06/18/2020 7:38:08 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 65 replies
    KTVN News ^ | Thursday, June 18th 2020 | By ANDREW DALTON
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - “That ’70s Show” actor Danny Masterson was charged with the rapes of three women in the early 2000s, Los Angeles prosecutors said Wednesday, the culmination of a three-year investigation that resulted in a rare arrest of a famous Hollywood figure in the #MeToo era. The three counts of rape by force or fear against Masterson were filed Tuesday, and an arrest warrant isssued. Masterson, 44, was arrested late Wednesday morning, jail records showed. He was released a few hours later after posting bond and is scheduled to be arraigned Sept. 18.
  • Out Of This World! Tom Cruise Plots Movie To Shoot In Space With Elon Musk’s SpaceX

    05/04/2020 5:11:43 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 17 replies
    Deadline ^ | May 4, 2020 | Mike Fleming Jr
    I’m hearing that Tom Cruise and Elon Musk’s Space X are working on a project with NASA that would be the first narrative feature film – an action adventure – to be shot in outer space. It’s not a Mission: Impossible film and no studio is in the mix at this stage but look for more news as I get it. But this is real, albeit in the early stages of liftoff. Mission: Impossible Fallout took a break, literally when he broke his ankle in a leap from one rooftop to the other and he also hung from a helicopter;...
  • How Scientology is coping with COVID-19 as chairman David Miscavige declares crisis 'hysteria' and 'planetary bullbait' and Tom Cruise and John Travolta have 'special bunkers' at secretive base in California

    04/02/2020 4:01:23 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 04 02 2020 | Alex Diaz
    Scientology appears to be caught in a 'perfect storm', whistleblowers tell as they believe the virus could have a devastating impact Leader David Miscavige branded the COVID-19 crisis as 'hysteria' while vowing to create a safe environment for business to go on as usual But former highranking member Karen de la Carierre, describes the situation as a 'disaster waiting to happen' for rank and file members The religion believes illness is a sign of someone being a Potential Trouble Source, meaning infected followers will likely choose to hide their symptoms Sources who spent years at Scientology's base in Clearwater,...
  • The Church of Scientology has secretly spent $103 MM to buy the heart of Florida beach town [tr]

    10/22/2019 6:49:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 22, 2019 | Marlene Lenthang
    he Church of Scientology has firmly made Clearwater, Florida its home in the blink of an eye - shelling out $103million to sweep up 101 acres of the city's waterfront downtown area over the course of three years. The controversial church first landed in Clearwater in 1975 with one hotel property to its name, but the organization had elaborate plans to spread its reach across the entire downtown area. In just three years, starting with a frantic land grab in January 2017, Scientology doubled its footprint in the city. Following a fallout with the City Council, Scientologists started to buy...
  • Zelensky met in the Office of the President with actor Tom Cruise

    10/01/2019 12:35:31 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 32 replies
    Capital ^ | 10/1/2019 | Capital
    “The head of state met with him at the President’s Office on September 30 in the evening. During the meeting, Tom Cruise informed Vladimir Zelensky that he was interested in Ukrainian locations for the filming of one of his new film projects. This was another reason to visit our country, ”the press service of the President’s Office said. Zelensky was told that he had told Cruise about his own experience in the cinema and about the new legislation on compensation to foreign producers who make films in Ukraine. American film actor Tom Cruise arrived in Kiev at the invitation of...
  • Scientology policy enabled years of child sexual abuse, lawsuit says

    09/19/2019 11:16:43 AM PDT · by OddLane · 13 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 9/19/19 | Tracey McManus
    In the third lawsuit filed against the Church of Scientology and its leader, David Miscavige, in three months, a 25-year-old woman alleges she was repeatedly sexually assaulted as a child in Scientology’s care, including at the church’s Clearwater Academy. On top of the abuse, the lawsuit explains how church officials allegedly knew it was occurring and did nothing to stop it or alert law enforcement, actions rooted in policy written by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. When the woman spoke of her alleged abuse after leaving Scientology in 2018, the church deployed a campaign of harassment against her, a tactic...
  • Tom Cruise Surprises Comic-Con Audience With ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Official Trailer

    07/18/2019 4:48:58 PM PDT · by rintintin · 57 replies
    CBS local LA ^ | July 18 2019 | CBS local LA
    SAND DIEGO (CBSLA) — Tom Cruise surprised attendees at the 2019 Comic-Con International in San Diego Thursday with the official trailer for Top Gun: Maverick. Comedian Conan O’Brien was finishing up a panel for the upcoming film Terminator: Dark Fate when he introduced Cruise to the unsuspecting audience.
  • Daughter-in-law of opera singer Plácido Domingo reveals Scientology celeb secrets, [tr]

    07/09/2019 1:22:22 PM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 9, 2019 | Chris White
    A former Scientology member who was considered royalty within the church has told of her unrivaled access to the group's celebrities, including Tom Cruise, John Travolta and even Jada Pinkett Smith, in an exclusive interview with Sam Domingo is the daughter-in-law of the world's most famous opera singer, Plácido Domingo, and during her 22 years in the Church, rubbed shoulders with the rich and famous at the International Celebrity Centre in Los Angeles. The 51-year-old socialized and studied with Cruise's family. Her children would run around with his kids, Connor and Isabella, and she was especially close to his...
  • Lawsuit Against Church of Scientology Alleges Human Trafficking, Intimidation

    06/20/2019 4:36:58 PM PDT · by Windflier · 38 replies ^ | June 19, 2019 | P.J. D'Annunzio
    The action claims the church engaged in human trafficking, child abuse, forced labor, exploitative commercial practices and intimidation campaigns aimed at anyone who spoke out against the church or its leader. A group of lawyers representing a former member of the Church of Scientology who worked directly with its leader David Miscavige has filed a lawsuit alleging the organization is responsible for decades of human trafficking and intimidation, among other abuses. More at Tony Ortega's blog: Church of Scientology and David Miscavige sued for abuse by major legal players "Attorneys representing Jane Doe filed the first of multiple lawsuits to...
  • Scientology Cruise Ship Freewinds Held in Quarantine.

    05/02/2019 7:44:07 AM PDT · by The_Harlequin · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 1, 2019 | UK Daily Mail reporter
    A cruise ship had to be quarantined in St Lucia's port after a case of measles was confirmed on board. Health officials docked the cruise ship, which was carrying 300 passengers, on Monday after discovering a female crew member had contracted the disease. According to NBC, officials declined to name the ship, but Sgt Victor Theodore from St Lucia's Coast Guard said it was called the 'Freewinds' - the same name as a 440-foot ship owned and operated by the Church of Scientology.
  • The Ugly Truth About Islam and Social Media Censorship

    03/13/2019 8:47:33 AM PDT · by OddLane · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/13/19 | Gerar Perry
    I give my thoughts on the drive by social media companies to make Islam a religion beyond criticism.
  • 60 Minutes: Questions remain about whereabouts of Scientology 'queen'

    02/11/2019 7:17:28 AM PST · by rktman · 79 replies ^ | 2/10/2019 | Sammi Taylor
    The public face of the Church of Scientology is benevolent. For decades the church has enjoyed the razzle-dazzle of its celebrity members and high-profile spokespeople, including Tom Cruise and John Travolta. But beneath the glamour and celebrity is a veil of secrecy, with disturbing cult-like practices and serious allegations of violence, abuse and even claims of holding people prisoner. 60 Minutes travelled to Scientology’s California HQ – the ‘Gold Base’ just outside of LA – where reporter Tara Brown went looking for answers on Shelly Miscavige’s disappearance – but instead, 60 Minutes cameras were met with hostility and an angry...
  • Why I'm Nominating Leah Remini For a Profiles In Courage Award

    02/01/2019 7:44:25 AM PST · by rktman · 59 replies ^ | 2/1/2019 | Kira Davis
    I’m nominating Leah Remini for this year’s John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. Let me tell you why. For as long as I can remember I have been obsessed with the “religion” of Scientology. As a child I was a big fan of L. Ron Hubbard’s science fiction writing. My mom used to get me a subscription to Isaac Asimov’s monthly sci-fi publication and often there were short stories from Hubbard. One day I mistakenly checked out his Scientology handbook “Dianetics” and while I was grossly disappointed to discover it was not the sci-fi romp I’d hoped for, it...
  • How Scientology And The Nation Of Islam Formed A Bizarre And Dangerous Alliance

    11/26/2018 1:43:57 PM PST · by detective · 59 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 26, 2018 | Alex VanNess and Ryan Mauro
    The Church of Scientology, an organization created by the science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard, is a cult that boasts multiple A-list actors as members. Scientology was founded in the 1950s, after the publishing of Hubbard’s self-help book “Dianetics.” This cult is built around the ideas found within “Dianetics” and the science fiction genre for which Hubbard was known. Scientology has multiple celebrities and business magnates in its membership. In addition to being worth billions of dollars, with massive real-estate holdings, Scientology has been known to attack detractors and cover up the misdeeds of some of its most prominent members....