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FAITH HEALING: SINCE 2011, 12 IDAHO KIDS HAVE DIED, WITHOUT INVESTIGATION...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:49

State has religious exemption in manslaughter cases...

 Thirty-two states have religious exemptions to some crimes against children; six of those allow a religious exemption in cases including manslaughter, negligent homicide, or capital murder. But Idaho has earned a disturbing distinction: In the past two decades, it's the only one of those six states where kids have died due to parents' adherence to healing by faith alone.

SCIENTOLOGY: THE STORY YOU HAVEN'T HEARD...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:38

Scientology is a story told in headlines. We know it through tabloid exposés, South Park parodies, and that time Tom Cruise went weird on us. But, what do we really know about the average Scientologist — aside from what we've read on Wikipedia?

GURU SANT RAMPAL IN DEEP TROUBLE, FACES FRESH CHARGES OF MURDER AND VIOLENCE...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:30

Chandigarh, India: 'Godman' Rampal was headed for deeper trouble with Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday cancelling his bail in a murder case and sending him to jail as police slapped charges of murder and violence over the death of six people in his ashram during the standoff that ended last night.

Sant Rampal has been sent to judicial custody till 28 November. PTI

“CULTS INSIDE OUT” — A NEW BOOK BY RICK ALAN ROSS

Submitted by babanaba1 on Tue, 11/18/2014 - 16:53

Rick Alan Ross

 

You have seen them in movies and on TV, but cults are more prevalent than you think and they are armed with strategies that can “brainwash” and gain undue influence over even the most unlikely of candidates.

L. RON HUBBARD'S GREAT-GRANDSON SPILLS THE FAMILY SECRETS ON HOW SCIENTOLOGY STARTED. EEK!

Submitted by babanaba1 on Tue, 11/18/2014 - 14:52

Jamie's and Anonymous's sentiment's towards Scientology and L Ron Hubbard...

Scientology has a history of silencing critics. If you want to know where that history comes from, look no further than the experiences of Jamie DeWolf, the great-grandson of L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology. Learn his family's story. Then share it.

Dani Lemberger, who led a breakaway Israel mission, sues Scientology for libel and fraud...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sat, 11/08/2014 - 16:46

We just spoke with Dani Lemberger, who let us know that he’s filed suit against the Church of Scientology in Tel Aviv.

“We’ve been working hard at it the last two years,” Dani told us by telephone from Haifa. “It wasn’t easy. It took time to find the right lawyer.”

Dani and his wife Tami are suing Scientology for 3 million shekels, about $820,000.

Effects of Climate Change "Irreversible," U.N. Panel Warns in Report

Submitted by adminx on Sun, 11/02/2014 - 10:41

The Washington Post November 2, 2014 by Joby Warrick and Chris Mooney

The Earth is locked on an “irreversible” course of climatic disruption from the buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, and the impacts will only worsen unless nations agree to dramatic cuts in pollution, an international panel of climate scientists warned Sunday.

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