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ANYONE CAN BE BRAINWASHED BY CULTS LIKE SCIENTOLOGY...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sat, 03/28/2015 - 16:16

When I was 16, I was invited to a dinner hosted by members of the infamous Unification Church. When I was 18, I took a Scientology E-Meter test in exchange for borrowing a cell phone so I could call home...

CALIFORNIA IS RUNNING OUT OF WATER. THIS IS HOW WE CAN SOLVE THE LONG-TERM ISSUE WITH BRAZIL'S HELP...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Thu, 03/26/2015 - 13:26

There's a silver lining in here...

 

“California only has 1 year of water left" is a statement we all started paying attention to this week.

(The truth is more complicated. But still, it's a crisis.)

The HBO movie “Going Clear” has ruffled Scientology’s feathers...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Thu, 03/26/2015 - 10:36

Cult expert Steve Hassan says, Alex Gibneys sobering movie has likely opened the floodgates to a public examination of destructive cults.

 

MOVIE REVIEW: 'MERCHANTS OF DOUBT' TAKES ON CLIMATE CHANGE...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Wed, 03/25/2015 - 21:50

In "Merchants of Doubt,” the subject is global warming. Or, more precisely, the business of denying the existence of climate change. Even the term “climate change” is a product of spin, coined by conservative politicians who felt it sounded less threatening than “global warming."

 

Mind control expert, Steve Hassan, monitors Twelve Tribes...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Wed, 03/25/2015 - 18:45

Experts warn extreme beliefs should not warrant extreme behavior...

 

Child welfare officials are not the only ones who are monitoring the actions of a controversial religious group here in Winnipeg.

One of North America’s leading experts on cults and mind control is also paying close attention to the community known as the Twelve Tribes. And he doesn’t like what he sees.

"MERCHANTS OF DOUBT" IS A BLOOD-BOILING LOOK AT THE AMERICAN SPIN CYCLE...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Wed, 03/25/2015 - 18:26

Although it's hardly the first issue-driven documentary bent on exposing the corrupt practices and outright lies perpetuated by multinational businesses, "Merchants of Doubt" distinguishes itself in part by taking that brand of dishonesty as its very subject.

 

 

CALIFORNIA’S DROUGHT — WHO’S REALLY USING ALL THE WATER?

Submitted by babanaba1 on Wed, 03/25/2015 - 18:02

Governor Jerry Brown has declared a drought emergency for the state of California. 2013 was the driest year in the state’s history – since records started being kept about 100 years ago.

 

EX-TWELVE TRIBES LEADER WARNS WINNIPEG AUTHORITIES ABOUT RELIGIOUS GROUP...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Wed, 03/25/2015 - 13:21

Fear the mind abuse, not the physical abuse, says former leader with religious group...

 

A former leader in the Twelve Tribes religious group said it wasn't the threat of beatings that kept him in his place. It was the threat of death if he didn't.

SCIENCE VS SPIN: DILBIT SINKS IN THE REAL WORLD, BUT NOT IN STUDIES FUNDED BY OIL INDUSTRY...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Wed, 03/25/2015 - 13:13

“Once the oil started to sink, it made things a lot more difficult on our recovery.”

 

RISK OF AMERICAN 'MEGADROUGHTS' FOR DECADES, NASA WARNS...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sat, 03/21/2015 - 13:43

A NASA scientist recently said that California only has one year of water left. What happens if California runs out of water, and how does it affect the world?

 

EVEN THE UNICORNS OF THE SEA CAN’T ESCAPE CLIMATE CHANGE...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sat, 03/21/2015 - 13:15

As sea ice melts away, it will become easier to hunt narwhals, and that calls for preemptive work to protect them now...

 

Is it time to start making a commotion about narwhals?

CONTROVERSY OVER CHILDREN'S SAFETY AT RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Thu, 03/19/2015 - 22:04

Controversial religious group Twelve Tribes reported to Cybertip

The co-founder of a national tip line to report children at risk of sexual exploitation did what she said others should have done months ago: she reported her concerns on Wednesday about kids at risk at the Twelve Tribes, a controversial religious group.

 

SCIENTOLOGY: ENOUGH IS ENOUGH - JON ATACK: RECOVERING FROM SCIENTOLOGY...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Tue, 03/17/2015 - 12:44

This took Place:  Friday February 6th 2015 from 6:30 p.m. and Saturday February 7th 2015 from 12 noon at Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin.

 

FACTNETS DISCUSSION BOARD POSTING ENDS IN 2 WEEKS. FORUMS GOING INTO "ARCHIVE" MODE...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sat, 03/14/2015 - 18:31

CLOSING THE FACTNET FORUM: A MESSAGE FROM OUR FOUNDER LAWRENCE D. WOLLERSHEIM...
 

CALIFORNIA DROUGHT 2015: NASA PREDICTIONS CLAIM WATER RUNNING OUT IN 2016 AS MEGADROUGHT HITS...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sat, 03/14/2015 - 18:05

When it comes to California’s drought, 2015 has not been a year for good news so far. NASA is now making predictions which claim the state’s water supply will run out within a year, and others predict a so-called megadrought could continue for years to come.

 

HOW MUCH SHOULD YOU WORRY ABOUT AN ARCTIC METHANE BOMB?

Submitted by babanaba1 on Wed, 03/11/2015 - 13:08
Methane hydrate, taken from the ocean floor off the coast of Oregon Wikimedia Commons

 

BE SMARTER IMMEDIATELY! WATCH THIS 10 MINUTE ANIMATION OF ESCALATING CLIMATE DESTABILIZATION...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Tue, 03/10/2015 - 19:20

We are at a tipping point!!!

Wake Up, Freak Out - then Get a Grip

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A short animated film about the feedback loops likely to lead to catastrophic climate change, by Leo Murray.

On climate change, Florida officials told to speak no evil...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Tue, 03/10/2015 - 16:05

Washington (CNN)Maybe if nobody says it, it won't happen.

NEW DOC REVEALS HOW CLIMATE DENIERS AND FAKE PUNDITS DUPED JOURNALISTS—AND AMERICA...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sat, 03/07/2015 - 10:45

Robert Kenner, director of 'Merchants of Doubt.' (Photo: Rick Madonik/Getty Images)

The filmmaker who revealed industrial farming’s shortcomings in ‘Food, Inc.’ is tackling the lies and deceptions of other corporate campaigns.

 

ARCTIC SEA ICE 'THINNING DRAMATICALLY,' STUDY FINDS...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Thu, 03/05/2015 - 21:24

Arctic sea ice -- the ice that freezes and floats on Arctic waters -- is thinning at a steadier and faster rate than researchers previously thought, a new study finds.

 

'GOING CLEAR' FILMMAKERS ON HOW SCIENTOLOGY SEES TOM CRUISE AS "USELESS," USES JOHN TRAVOLTA'S PLANE...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Thu, 03/05/2015 - 18:24

Though most of the public automatically associates Scientology with its big-name supporters like Tom Cruise and John Travolta, the filmmakers of the documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief say that some in the church do otherwise.

WHAT ARE THE SEVEN GREATEST GLOBAL CHALLENGES FACING MILLENNIALS, YOUNGER GENERATIONS AND HUMANITY AS A WHOLE?

Submitted by babanaba1 on Wed, 03/04/2015 - 18:36

We invite you to consider the following percolating caldron of the seven most critical global challenges that face Millennials, our younger generations and humanity...

THE NEXT GREAT GLOBAL JOBS CRISIS THAT OUR POLITICIANS AND BUSINESS LEADERS DARE NOT DISCUSS FOR FEAR THE YOUNGER GENERATIONS AND MILLENIALS MIGHT REVOLT!

Submitted by babanaba1 on Fri, 02/27/2015 - 19:34

What is this next great jobs crisis and great jobs transition that no one in authority want's to talk about out of fear of flaming the discouragement surrounding our existing global jobs crisis or out of fear of discouraging Millennials and the younger generations that their jobs future is not as bright as they are being told?

 

UN URGES GLOBAL MOVE TO MEAT AND DAIRY-FREE DIET...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Thu, 02/26/2015 - 14:27

What do you think??? Leave a comment!

An cattle ranch in Mato Grosso, Brazil. The UN says agriculture is on a par with fossil fuel consumption because both rise rapidly with increased economic growth. Photograph: Daniel Beltra/Greenpeace HO/Reuters

Kyle Brennan’s Death & the Church of Scientology...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Wed, 02/25/2015 - 11:09

 

  • Kyle Brennan - Born in Meriden, Connecticut, in 1986, my youngest son Kyle was bright, creative, and outgoing. Like many youngsters, Kyle suffered from mild anxiety and depression. He was prescribed Lexapro, a well-regarded psychiatric medication, by his psychiatrist. Kyle was not a Scientologist.

GUESS WHO’S BEEN SECRETLY FUNDING A FAMOUS CLIMATE CHANGE–DENYING SCIENTIST?

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sun, 02/22/2015 - 11:29

Officials wanting to stymie global-warming legislation often cite the work of Wei-Hock Soon, who has received more than $1 million from the fossil fuel industry...

 

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