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UPDATED! Sony Bungles Billion-Dollar Positive Public Relations Boon On Hacking Incident! UPDATE! Sony reverses its decision!

Submitted by babanaba1 on Thu, 12/18/2014 - 18:25

Sony's senior executives and its public relations firms should be immediately dismissed for gross incompetence! Sony has been given a billion-dollar positive public relations boon and gift by the hacking incident and no one on the team there seems to understand how to use it.

In IS, “I” Stands for “Infection,” Not “Islam”...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Wed, 12/17/2014 - 19:54

 

We have to teach people, especially young Muslims, how to protect themselves against mind manipulation.

 

Why are so many well-educated young Muslims turning to terrorism, with some even becoming human bombs?

Is Islam itself the problem, a religion of 1.6 billion people, with a religious majority in 49 countries around the world?

WHAT IS GOVERNMENT’S ROLE ON VETERANS ISSUES???

Submitted by babanaba1 on Tue, 12/16/2014 - 15:42

Supporting our troops is more than a bumper sticker.

It means we prioritize care and resources for our country’s veterans when they return home from war.

That’s the role of our nation’s government and, as Americans, we demand no less. Much has been given; much is required in return.

Jon Atack's new book on Scientology...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sun, 12/14/2014 - 13:25
Jon Atack packs a lot into a new short book — ‘Scientology: The Cult of Greed’

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Is Marijuana Good for Public Health? Absolutely!

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sun, 12/14/2014 - 13:22

What if the rise in marijuana smoking prompted by legalization brings more than just tolerable negative side effects? What if it is actually good for public health?

Climate change "will make hundreds of millions homeless..."

Submitted by babanaba1 on Tue, 12/09/2014 - 14:18

Carbon dioxide levels indicate rise in temperatures that could lead agriculture to fail on entire continents...

Climate change is amplifying risks from drought

Climate change is amplifying risks from drought, floods, storm and rising seas. Photograph: Simon Maina/AFP

ON BEING HAD TWICE: SCIENTOLOGY AND TIMESHARE...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Mon, 12/08/2014 - 14:01

‘…Objection is a negotiation.’  Rita M. Bruegger from Vacation Ownership Sales Training

‘Reality is fundamentally agreement.’ L. Ron Hubbard from The Scientology Handbook

"HOW TO GET A CONVINCED SCIENTOLOGIST ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY" BY: JON ATACK

Submitted by babanaba1 on Mon, 12/08/2014 - 13:44

Jon has really come through for us again, this time laying out a complete program for the frustrated friend or family member who wants to get a Scientologist to begin challenging their indoctrination. Jon, tell us how it works...

JON: I have several times been asked how to approach a convinced cult member. I hesitate, because a list of resources may encourage the cult to prepare an index of prohibited texts. Still, here it is.

JON ATACK: AT THE HEART OF SCIENTOLOGY IS L. RON HUBBARD’S PARALYZING USE OF CONTRADICTION AND "DOUBLE BINDS"...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sat, 12/06/2014 - 13:12

We always enjoy it when Jon dives deep into the origins of Dianetics and Scientology to teach us more about L. Ron Hubbard and how he managed to capture the imaginations of people who came to believe that he had unlocked the secrets of the universe. Take us on another journey, Jon!

JON ATACK EXCAVATES THE SCIENTOLOGY MIND FOR L. RON HUBBARD’S MOST HARMFUL IMPLANTS...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sat, 12/06/2014 - 12:57

Jon Atack is the author of A Piece of Blue Sky, one of the very best books on L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology.

GIVEN AT THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE'S ANNUAL FECRIS CONFERENCE, AT COPENHAGEN, IN MAY, 2013'...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Thu, 12/04/2014 - 16:06

Scientology: the Church of Hate

An Anti-Social Religion Emerges in the Space Age... by: Jon Atack

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!!!! FACTNET CULT DISCUSSION FORUMs CLOSING...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Mon, 12/01/2014 - 16:54

TO ALL FACTNet DISCUSSION BOARD POSTERS AND MEMBERS...

    

Copy any Posts that you want to save NOW as this Factnet Forum will be closing in Early 2015!!!

HERE WE GO AGAIN! DOOMSDAY PROPHECY: WORLD ENDS IN SEVEN YEARS, THEOLOGIST PREDICTS...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sat, 11/29/2014 - 17:41
REUTERS/Henry Romero

The end of the world, End Times or what believers termed as the Rapture will happen in seven years, between this very day until 2021 or prior to the Second Coming that is happening between 2018 and 2028, Dr F. Kenston Beshore predicts. Beshore has five doctoral degrees in theology. His predictions are based on his knowledge of the book of Thessalonians and the book of Matthew.

WHAT IS FAITH HEALING?

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sat, 11/29/2014 - 17:29

What Is Faith Healing?

Photo by Robert Nicholas/Getty Images

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.

$13.5M AWARD IN JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES MOLESTATION CASE...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sat, 11/01/2014 - 09:57
The Jehovah's Witnesses were ordered to pay $13.5 million to a Southern California man who said he was molested as a child by a church member.

THE SCIENTOLOGY INQUISITION...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Wed, 10/29/2014 - 20:45

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