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GERMAN MEDIA: SCIENTOLOGY IS ESSENTIALLY DEAD IN BERLIN...

Submitted by nabashalam2 on Fri, 07/04/2014 - 18:15

Two recent newspaper reports indicate that despite the opening of its “Ideal Org” in Berlin seven years ago, Scientology is essentially defunct in the city, with only about 130 members in a metropolis of more than 3 million.

JAMIE DEWOLF, GREAT-GRANDSON OF SCIENTOLOGY FOUNDER, SHUTS DOWN L. RON HUBBARD IN 'THE GOD OR THE MAN' SPOKEN WORD PIECE...

Submitted by nabashalam2 on Wed, 07/02/2014 - 12:40

Jamie DeWolf's last name isn't really DeWolf.

The great-grandson of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, DeWolf is an outspoken critic of the controversial faith. He reveal the history behind his name in a highly-charged spoken word performance, explaining that it was changed by his grandfather as a way of distancing himself from Scientology's contentious leader.

The piece, "The God or the Man" is podcast Snap Judgment's performance of the year.

SUNDAY FUNNIES: THE DESPERATION IN SCIENTOLOGY FLIERS IS GETTING WORSE. MUCH WORSE.

Submitted by nabashalam2 on Sun, 06/29/2014 - 22:00

It’s that time of the week again, when we share with you some of the great Scientology mailers and fliers that were forwarded to us by our worldwide tipsters.

You’ll find some of our comments a bit less cheery this week. We can’t help it. These Scientology fliers are getting so desperate, it’s really becoming embarrassing.

First up, a report from Scientology’s wuss. Er, rather, WUS. Which stands for Western United States. Which is a continent, by Scientology reckoning.

SCIENTOLOGY SUNDAY FUNNIES: THE NANCY CARTWRIGHT FREAK-OUT EDITION...

Submitted by nabashalam2 on Sun, 06/29/2014 - 21:48

Watch out! Nancy Cartwright is having some kind of naval restim and she’s reaching for your wallet!

Yes, it’s time for another wacky collection of Scientology’s latest mailers and fliers as the church tries desperately to find a new strategy to get members to actually come to events and open up a few more credit cards for donations!

Speaking of donations, a tipster pointed out that Scientologists are helping to raise money for Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi in her re-election effort.

The Biggest Misunderstanding In The Net Neutrality Debate

Submitted by adminx on Wed, 06/25/2014 - 10:15

Gizmodo June 25, 2014 by Adam Clark Estes

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Pending public rage, the FCC's flawed net neutrality rules will kick in later this summer. And yet, despite the impassioned coverage in the media, it's obvious that most people are still missing the point. As Wired points out today, a type of internet fast lane already exists, and nobody's talking about how to shut them down.

Net Neutrality Wins Backing Of Nation's Mayors

Submitted by adminx on Wed, 06/25/2014 - 10:03

Entrepreneur Magazine June 25, 2014 by Peter Page

Net neutrality and a ban on Internet “fast lanes’’ won the backing of the US Conference of Mayors, which unanimously endorsed a resolution Monday urging the Federal Communication Commission forbid "blocking of lawful websites" and "unreasonable discrimination of lawful network traffic.’’

The Father Of Net Neutrality Returns To Do Battle With Comcast

Submitted by adminx on Wed, 06/25/2014 - 09:49

WIRED Magazine June 25, 2014 by Robert McMillan

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Tim Wu

Tim Wu saw firsthand how people can mess with the internet.

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