ALMS & QUALMS & KUMQUATS CHARLIE

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    • The sad part is, the scam isn’t even hidden, the people that buy it have only themselves to blame.

      “I’d like to start a religion. That’s where the money is.” – L. Ron Hubbard

      “MAKE MONEY. MAKE MORE MONEY. MAKE OTHER PEOPLE PRODUCE SO AS TO MAKE MORE MONEY.” – L. Ron Hubbard, Hubbard Communications Office Policy Letter, 9 March 1972

      “Let’s sell these people a piece of blue sky.” – L. Ron Hubbard

      “Radiation is apparently enormously water-soluble as well as water removable. According to researchers, one merely has to take a hose to a building surface or a road to wash the radiation off of it. This factor is well known to defense trained personnel.” L. Ron Hubbard, Clear Body, Clear Mind, page 47

      “Better than 90 percent of what my father has written about himself is untrue.” – Ron deWolf, son of L. Ron Hubbard

      “This volume probably contains more promises and less evidence per page than has any publication since the invention of printing.” – Review of “Dianetics”, Scientific American, 1951

      “Show me any person who is critical of us and I’ll show you crimes and intended crimes that would stand a magistrate’s hair on end.” – L. Ron Hubbard

      “Somebody some day will say ‘this is illegal.’ By then be sure the orgs [Scientology organizations] say what is legal or not.” – L. Ron Hubbard

      “ENEMY SP Order. Fair game. May be deprived of property or injured by any means by any Scientologist without any discipline of the Scientologist. May be tricked, sued or lied to or destroyed.” – L. Ron Hubbard

      “I’m drinking lots of rum and popping pinks and greys.” – L. Ron Hubbard in a 1967 letter to his wife

      “This is the correct procedure: Spot who is attacking us. Start investigating them promptly for felonies or worse using our own professionals, not outside agencies. Double curve our reply by saying we welcome an investigation of them. Start feeding lurid, blood sex crime actual evidence on the attackers to the press. Don’t ever tamely submit to an investigation of us. Make it rough, rough on attackers all the way.” – L. Ron Hubbard

      THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN CONTROL PEOPLE IS TO LIE TO THEM. You can write that down in your book in great big letters. The only way you can control anybody is to lie to them.” – L. Ron Hubbard

      “Consider this officer lacking in the essential qualities of judgement, leadership and cooperation. He acts without forethought as to probable results… Not considered qualified for command or promotion at this time. Recommend duty on a large vessel where he can be properly supervised.” – US Navy Fitness Report Reprimanding Lt. L. Ron Hubbard, 1943

    • Posted 04 June 2009 – 06:49 AM
      Conspiracy Convention Raises Web of Theories in Santa Clara

      By Gary Singh

      WITH CELEBRATORY TALK about the 40th anniversary of Woodstock reverberating throughout the land, no one seems to be bringing up the darker side of that era, especially since August will also mark the 40th anniversary of the Tate-LaBianca murders. There exist several local connections I could perhaps explore: Charles Manson spent time in San Jose on his way from the Haight-Ashbury to Los Angeles; Susan Atkins, a.k.a. Sadie, spent part of her childhood in Cambrian Park and, like me, went to Leigh High School; and local Homestead alumnus-turned�conspiracy theorist Jeffrey Deane Turner claims that factions of the Process Church of the Final Judgment, to which Manson may have had connections, eventually morphed into a more secret and sinister operation with tentacles still operating here in the South Bay. Whether or not there’s any such thing as an accident�;and since the Conspiracy Convention 2009 just happens to hit the Santa Clara Convention Center this weekend�;I think I must probe a few seemingly connected spheres of influence. I originally met Turner in order to consider his claims that ’60s sexpot Tuesday Weld is a descendant in a bloodline of druidic witches who indoctrinated her into the Illuminati, with whom she secretly unleashed nearly everything we currently know about the ’60s counterculture. According to Turner, the Grateful Dead, the Jefferson Airplane, Moby Grape, the Who and many more were actually Weld’s secret prot�g�s, functioning as entertainment-industry fronts in her elaborately networked battle against the both the worldwide fascist network and another secret society, the All Nations Group, puppeteered by ’80s pop star Tiffany.

      I was introduced to Turner by his pal Douglas Hawes, a San Jose native who had appeared with Turner on Untamed Dimensions, an Internet radio show hosted by freelance investigative journalist Adam Gorightly. Originally writing for Steamshovel Press, Gorightly had been the first to break the story of Turner’s paradigm-shattering claims. The essay, “Tiffany Overtakes Tuesday Weld,” later appeared in Secret and Suppressed II: Banned Ideas and Hidden History Into the 21st Century (Feral House), as well as Gorightly’s own compendium, The Beast of Adam Gorightly: Collected Rantings (1992�2004). Gorightly will infiltrate Silicon Valley this weekend to cover Conspiracy Con 2009 for Paranoia Magazine. He will also be hawking an updated version of his book The Shadow Over Santa Susana: Black Magic, Mind Control and the Manson Family Mythos, to be released Aug. 8 by Creation Books, just in time for the 40th anniversary. According to the hype, it takes “readers on a black magic carpet ride from the Hollywood ‘Beautiful People’ scene of the late ’60s through to the vast desert landscapes of a Death Valley gone mad�;with all the love-ins and murderous creepy-crawls that happened along the way.” The book contains all the time-tested free-form 666-degrees-of-separation-alia: Manson’s connection to the Beach Boys, the Hollywood S&M scene in the ’60s, UFOs, Sammy Davis Jr.’s involvement in the Church of Satan, the Beatles’ White Album, the Second Coming of Christ, Yul Brynner, the CIA and good old-fashioned satanic hippie love. The updated version contains new information on the possible whereabouts of Steve Grogan, a.k.a. “Clem,” the only Manson Family member who was actually released from prison.

      And getting back to the Process Church, Feral House will soon release Love Sex Fear Death: The Inside Story of the Process Church of the Final Judgment, written by former church member Timothy Wyllie. Judging by publisher Adam Parfrey’s foreword, it looks to provide a more rational, thinking man’s approach to the whole ball of wax, disproving the more hysterical fear-fueled sensationalism previously written on this cult.

      How’s that for a few meaningful coincidences? Seems like more sleuthing is in order, methinks. In the words of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, “I am open to the guidance of synchronicity, and do not let expectations hinder my path.”

      http://www.metroacti…lleys-0922.html

  1. This story is huge and is sure to be all over the tabloids next week. It’s somewhat complicated so I’ll try and give some background first. In late June, four former very high up members of the “church” of Scientology gave explosive tell-all interviews about the workings of the organization to the St. Petersburg Times in Florida. (The Scientology world headquarters are located in Clearwater, Florida, about a half hour drive from St. Petersburg.) All four of the former high ranking Scientologists were willing to go on the record with incredible stories of abuse committed by Scientology head David Miscavige, a personal friend of Tom Cruise. Miscavige regularly physically beat the crap out of people working for him, threatened them, and subjected them to weeks of confinement. The culture of the organization involves abuse, fear and intimidation, according to these defectors, who also admitted having beaten staffers on Miscavige’s orders. (If you’d like to learn more about this, you can read the Scientology expose on TampaBay.com or watch the video below.)

    One of the former Scientologists who revealed the inner workings of the cult was “Inspector General” Marty Rathbun. Rathbun told the St. Petersburg Times that he’s the person who audited, or helped indoctrinate, Tom Cruise. Rathbun never gave details of Cruise’s “confessions” during the auditing sessions, and only mentioned that he worked with him. As a result, Cruise’s lawyer sent a letter to Rathbun criticizing his choice to go public with this information, claiming that auditor/parishioner relationships were similar to those between a priest and parisioner. The important thing about this letter is that it essentially confirms that Rathbun was Cruise’s auditor:

    Dear Mr. Rathbun:

    I represent Tom Cruise. Apparently you have repeatedly announced to the public that you were Tom’s “auditor” at the Church of Scientology, and you have used that announcement, including Tom’s name, on your website to promote your business or profession.

    This is not only a serious invasion of Tom’s privacy and a violation of the priest-penitent relationship, it is the unauthorized use of Tom’s name to promote a business or professional venture, which is a clear violation of Tom’s common law and statutory rights.

    Just imagine a Catholic Priest leaving the Church and then trying to drum up business as a lay-therapist by advertising that he had been Frank Sinatra’s confessor. Most people would consider that disgusting and reprehensible. Yet, what you are doing is exactly the same.

    It just shouldn’t be done Mr. Rathbun. So please stop.

    Sincerely,

    Bertram Fields

    [From Mark Rathbun.com]

    Tom Cruise abused members; His divorce from Nicole Kidman was coordinated by Scientology
    So now we know for sure that Rathbun was a high-ranking Scientologist and that he worked with Cruise, because Cruise’s lawyer is confirming it. Rathbun’s letter in response to Cruise’s lawyer, posted on his blog, details the abuses committed by leader Miscavige and the ways that Cruise was manipulated and controlled by the cult. Rathbun, who works as a counselor for former cult members, claims that he’s worked with people who have been personally abused by Cruise. This type of abuse was endemic in Scientology and Rathbun openly admitted doing the same and attacking people on Miscavige’s orders.

    What’s more is Rathbun alleges that it was Miscavige who arrange for Cruise’s divorce from Nicole Kidman, and it was Miscavige who had Tom’s agent fired and replaced by his sister, which ended up a public relations disaster for the star. Rathbun’s claim that Cruise had to be audited right around the time of his divorce is completely consistent with fellow defector Jason Beghe’s statement that Cruise was “out” of Scientology for 10 years, during the time he was married to Kidman, and that it was Miscavage who brought him back into the fold. It looks like Miscavige convinced him to dump Kidman too.

    This letter is long and we’re just including a segment. The pertinent parts are bolded:

    Unfortunately, you apparently have been misinformed about my public utterances as well as my web blog reference. Nowhere have I used my past relationship with Tom for purposes of promoting either a business or profession. I do not run any business. I have never used Tom’s name in a promotional context. I am a person who helps many people who have been abused by David Miscavige.

    That includes someone you know personally, Mike Rinder, whom I witnessed Miscavige savagely beat on at least a dozen occasions. Bert, I am not talking about an isolated incident. I am referring to more than a dozen incidents wherein David Miscavige performed aggravated assault on the same person you and your lovely wife dined with at the Celebrity Center. Three witnesses to this type of activity on Miscavige’s part corroborated me a series of articles published in the St. Petersburg Times 21-23 June. You can view that multi-media presentation at the following link:

    http://www.tampabay.com/specials/2009/reports/project/

    Since that initial series another eleven eye witnesses to Miscavige’s human rights violations have stepped forward and gone on record. Their accounts can be seen at the following link:

    http://www.tampabay.com/news/scientology/article1023717.ece

    Each public utterance I have made concerning Tom has been made in his defense. I witnessed Tom’s career and public image plummet following Miscavige orchestrating the firing of Pat Kingsley and replacing her with Tom’s Scientologist sister so that Miscavige could manipulate Tom’s public discourse and censor Tom’s exposure to information concerning Miscavige’s human rights abuses. I have defended Tom – while keeping his confessions sacrosanct – by emphatically emphasizing that Tom’s questionable public behavior in 2004 and 2005 was simply a reflection of Miscavige’s influence; and that prior to Miscavige imposing himself into every aspect of Tom’s life he was a caring, loving family man, dedicated to worthy social causes, and was the nicest person anyone would ever want to meet.

    “This is not only a serious invasion of Tom’s privacy and a violation of the priest-penitent relationship, it is the unauthorized use of Tom’s name to promote a business or professional venture, which is a clear violation of Tom’s common law and statutory rights.”

    I have not and would never disclose any confidences of Tom’s nor anyone else’s whom I have counseled. If Tom has concerns about that type of activity he should be very concerned about the activities of Miscavige. He has shown he is willing to do precisely what you have mistakenly accused me of doing. Miscavige and his Church sycophants have been roundly criticized for the wholesale public disclosure of coerced confessions in response to the whistleblowing actions of myself, Mike, Tom Devocht and Amy Scobee (reference the St Pete Times Truth Rundown Series).

    For more on Miscavige’s proclivity for using confessions for purposes of blackmail, coercion and control please see my video taped interview segment at: http://www.tampabay.com/specials/2009/reports/project/rathbun.shtml

    If Tom is worried about me mentioning his name and the fact of my having audited him, again his concern should more properly be directed at Miscavige. Not only did Miscavige direct the public release of confessions, he suborned the perjury of a number of his underlings, and specifically had them state under oath that I never had a position of authority within the Religious Technology Center and had no training as an auditor. The best evidence of that perjury is that in 2001 through 2003 Miscavige personally assigned me as Inspector General RTC – the second highest ecclessiastical position in the religion – to coordinate Tom’s divorce from Nicole and to serve as his auditor.

    Notwithstanding the fact Miscavige has directed his people to publicly call me a “f’ng lunatic”, “psychotic”, “thug with an emeter”, “apostate”, “deprogrammer”, and “hit man” you and Tom have enough experience with me to know I can maintain my composure under pressure. I have done just that to protect Tom at every turn.
    Dozens of former Church members have turned to me livid about Tom’s continuing public support for Miscavige. I have dissuaded each and every one of them from attacking Tom publicly. I have also counseled people who were abused by Tom personally – in matters that eerily resemble the behavior of Miscavige – to give Tom the time to get educated and do the right thing which I have convinced them he ultimately will do.

    [From MarkRathbun.com]

    Glosslip, a celebrity site which often runs in-depth articles exposing Scientology, claims that Rathbun isn’t explicity stating that Cruise beat people, but that “I have since been informed that it is unlikely Tom Cruise has physically assaulted any public members of Scientology, but rather used his power and influence within Scientology to humiliate, embarrass or otherwise destroy individual’s reputation or lives within the organization.” I don’t know. Given all we’ve heard about the hundreds of instances of abuse committed by Scientology leaders, along with Rathbun’s admission that he personally attacked members on many occasions, I don’t think it’s so far-fetched to believe that abuse means physical abuse in this case.

    Does this mean that Cruise is an abusive person and does he control his young wife with physical violence? We know that the head of Scientology is a crazy, abusive, power-hungry person who will stop at nothing to control people. He also happened to be the best man at Tom Cruise’s wedding. It’s not that much of a logical leap to wonder if Cruise is emulating his spiritual leader Miscavige in some very scary ways. On the other hand, I’ve also heard that great pains are being taken to shield Cruise from the darker, slimier aspects of Scientology. It’s possible it’s all wheat fields, free vacations, and smiling blank-eyed sycophants for Cruise. Either way, the guy is in pretty deep with a criminal organization.

  2. Can’t mess with that Tuesday Weld, she’ll kill ya.

    Scientology too.

  3. All things must pass…

    sorry kid….too many ridiculous troll socks from the Stranahan, Qritiq, Neal brigade on your latest post…..burying lots of good comments there….from me and you, kid.

    i’ll be back halftime at Sunday…

    would anyone but qritiq use “yenta”?

    • Would anyone but Qritiq use “yenta”?

      Why yeah, as a matter of fact.

      According to the remote viewers on our staff, that would be Koam/Wittier, but I thought you already knew that.

      I thought K/W was mostly entertaining, except for that “gumshoe” business at Q’s.

      I thought it flattering that K/W should take an interest, what with all of the effort to concoct all of those identites with invariably amusing names.

      The other main poster here, would be “Bird BirdBurd”, who is a fine poetess known to me for many years, and a high-priestess in the Great Southwestern Lunar Society. Definitely not a troll or sock, so be reassured there.

      Opening new post now, before we hit critical mass with these others, so plenty of room, for now, but if not, will still be here Sunday, since I assume you’re weaseling out of this Winkie’s thing.

      • hmmm, interesting.. yeah like a nutty stern caller….

        “one minute she’s a schizo…next she’s jr9. that makes fuckin sense.”

        um that’s the definition of schizo i think lol and he used three names in a row…

        my problem is i’m too trusting. Aaron worthing, Rocksem, goatsred are others that fooled me because they acted human to me and shared jokes….

        for the life of me…i can’t think of any scenario where patterico is working with everyone else….it just doesn’t seem to fit…i still say he’s duped..or hacked or fucking with people maybe to figure shit out and he thinks im nuts…lol

        i was suspicious of stranahan from moment one..it weirded me out how anyone could take him seriously….hes a cartoon…

        i’ll still leave comments here or maybe on the new post tomorrow…until koam finds it i guess…i don’t mind one sock per customer lol but his arguments didn’t make sense…and the aim is to surround my name with all those silly sock names like with stormpeedo and qritiq with the dreamsend screenshot

        anyway, we both know Goatsred is a big stern fan..and called in at least once… you know what that means… koam probably likes the porn mod boards, too

        qritiq’s blog on mulholland drive is pretty good, actually…did you read it?

        http://qritiq.wordpress.com/2008/02/09/allusions-in-mulholland-drive/

        good night

  4. Yeah, I thought she missed her calling, although film criticism is a tough gig to obtain.

    Mulholland Drive is one of the most complex & abstract works of our time, and Q’s interpretation is probably as good as any I’ve read.

    Wish she’d do more along those lines.

    • I wonder if she wrote that up as a review.

      i read a similar review in 2002 in some East Village free magazine….

      but yeah i don’t completely agree with everything…but that’s one of the best attempts i ever read to nail it down….

      shit…

      good luck figuring out much of inland empire

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