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THE SCIENTOLOGY INQUISITION...

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

Mark "Marty" Rathbun's Place

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MARK HAYES: PLAYING MIND GAMES IN LA WITH SCIENTOLOGISTS...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Tue, 10/28/2014 - 12:00

My two roommates were Scientologists. I worried I’d be converted says Mark Hayes

WHEN I first arrived in L.A., I lived with two Scientologists, girls, both models. Extremely good-looking. Who cares if the rent was out of my budget and they smoked indoors, it was a no-brainer.

I assumed I would slowly be brainwashed into joining them. So I waited and waited.

SOUTHERN EVANGELICALS: DWINDLING—AND TAKING THE GOP EDGE WITH THEM...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sat, 10/18/2014 - 12:27

Why are Democrats keeping it close in five key Senate races? Look at changing demographics.

SCIENTOLOGY CELEBRITY COMEDY FRAUD EXPOSED... (video)

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sat, 10/18/2014 - 12:17

Scientology used celebrity comediennes to promote a comedy event they were using to promote their church to aspiring entertainers, but Sarah Silverman, Chelsea Handler, Wanda Sykes, Elaine Boozler and others may not have been enthusiastic at being used unknowingly to promote L. Ron Hubbard's religion.

 

(video) ERNEST ANGLEY’S GRACE CATHEDRAL ROCKED BY ACCUSATIONS INVOLVING ABORTIONS AND VASECTOMIES...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Tue, 10/14/2014 - 12:23

Depending whom you ask, one of two things is happening at the big Cuyahoga Falls church run by legendary television evangelist Ernest Angley:

• The devil himself has infiltrated the church, and Angley, who is a prophet of God, has been working tirelessly to fight him off.

The Two Big Climate Destabilization Shockers you should know for planning your and your family's future.

Submitted by fadmin on Wed, 10/08/2014 - 17:26

The two big shockers of climate destabilization caused by fossil fuel pollution induced global warming are:

Shocker 1.) No matter what we do now humanity will be sadly facing a global average temperature increase of 6-12 degrees Fahrenheit within as little as 40-70 years. This is that based on an internal dialectical meta-system analysis of over 7,000 pages of the current climate data research and summaries.

BACK TO SCHOOL 2014: SO YOU'RE THINKING OF JOINING A CULT...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Fri, 10/03/2014 - 17:04

The Desire to Belong When You're Young Can Be Dangerous

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My parents were afraid that if I went away to college I would join a cult. So I did. Briefly.

EXPERTS TO HIGHLIGHT “UNDUE INFLUENCE” AT LONDON PRESS CONFERENCE...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Fri, 10/03/2014 - 16:59
Experts will be meeting in London to help raise awareness of undue influence

Experts will be meeting in London to help raise awareness of undue influence

A workshop by author and respected cult expert Steven Hassan on the topic of undue influence has been organized for this coming weekend in London, and is already over-subscribed.

Australia Joins Fight Against ISIS

Submitted by adminx on Fri, 10/03/2014 - 11:28

THE HILL October 3, 2014 by Jesse Byrnes

Australia will join the fight against the Islamic State and Iraq and Syria (ISIS or ISIL) with airstrikes as well as advisers on the ground in Iraq, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Friday.

"I want to stress that only Iraq can defeat ISIL, but Iraq shouldn't be alone, and as far as Australia and our allies are concerned, Iraq won't be alone," Abbott said.

BRITAIN STRIKES ISIS: RAF Tornadoes Bomb ISIS Heavy Weaponry

Submitted by adminx on Tue, 09/30/2014 - 15:19

CNN Tuesday September 30, 20914

British military aircraft carried out their first airstrikes against ISIS positions in Iraq today, Britain's defense ministry said.

Irbil, Iraq (CNN) -- The United Kingdom said it conducted its first airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq on Tuesday, striking targets four days after Parliament voted to approve the country's involvement.

OMG! Does the apple not fall far from the tree? Descendant of Scientology’s founder has disciples of his own...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sun, 09/28/2014 - 20:28

Slam poet Jamie DeWolf is the harshest critic of his great-grandfather L. Ron Hubbard.

Photo: TIM HUSSIN / Special To The Chronicle

Two red-haired, almond-eyed boys — each possessing an other-worldly ability to mesmerize an audience and capture its allegiance — are born 66 years apart.

The first, born in 1911, leads disciples in the tens of thousands by founding a religion called Scientology.

Bombs Rain Down on Isis in Syria

Submitted by adminx on Tue, 09/23/2014 - 08:16

CNN Tuesday September 23, 2014

U.S., Arab nations strike ISIS in Syria; U.S. hits 2nd terror group

The United States and several Arab nations rained bombs on ISIS targets in Syria on Tuesday -- the first U.S. military offensive in the war-torn country and a forceful message to the militant group that the U.S. would not stand by idly while it carried out its rampage of terror.

SCIENTOLOGY: RELIGION OR INTELLIGENCE AGENCY ? PART 3

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sun, 09/21/2014 - 10:58

The view from the lion's den... cont.

The Planet Just Had Its Warmest August On Record

Submitted by adminx on Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:30

HUFF POST GREEN September 15, 2014 by Nick Visser

This past August was the warmest since records began in 1881, according to new data released by NASA. The latest readings continue a series of record or near-record breaking months. May of this year was also the warmest in recorded history.

Proposed Texas Textbooks Distort Climate Change Facts

Submitted by adminx on Tue, 09/16/2014 - 07:30

National Center for Science Education September 15, 2014

One textbook absurdly portrays advocacy group as a science authority

An examination of how proposed social studies textbooks for Texas public schools address climate change reveals distortions and bias that misrepresent the broad scientific consensus on the phenomenon.

Extreme Solar Storm Streaking Towards Earth

Submitted by adminx on Thu, 09/11/2014 - 17:47

CBS NEWS September 11, 2014

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WASHINGTON -- An extreme solar storm is blasting its way to Earth and could mess up some power grids, satellites and radio transmissions, scientists say.

Climate Change Accelerating Death of Western Forests

Submitted by adminx on Thu, 09/11/2014 - 09:23

USA TODAY September 10, 2014 by Trevor Hughes

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NEW EXCLUSIVE FACTNET SERIES WITH INTERACTIVE COMMENTS! SCIENTOLOGY: RELIGION OR INTELLIGENCE AGENCY ? PART 1 OUT OF 3.....

Submitted by babanaba1 on Wed, 09/10/2014 - 19:29

Editors query: "What intelligence agencies in what country or countries are now using (hacking,) Scientology's data collection networks or data transfer or, on and offline data storage facilities to augment their intelligence activities for collecting private and intimidating information on foreign nationals that would be near impossible for them and their field agents to collect?"

SUNDAY FUNNIES!!! SCIENTOLOGY IS GOING DOWN IN STYLE!

Submitted by babanaba1 on Tue, 09/09/2014 - 15:46

Sunday Funnies: Scientology is going down in style!

Tony Ortega's "Underground Bunker!"

Thanks for joining us in the Bunker today for our weekly feature, Sunday Funnies, when we take a look at the best Scientology fliers that tipsters forwarded to us.

Home News NATIONAL CULT SUSPECTED OF PROSTITUTING WOMEN 'TO SAVE ISRAEL'...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Tue, 09/09/2014 - 15:38

Police suspect group of four forced women into having sex with non-Jews and exploited them sexually by getting them hooked on drugs and alcohol.

Photo by Eyal Warshavsky

EVANGELICAL MEGACHURCH BEGINS CLOSING BRANCHES AFTER PASTOR CALLS WOMEN “PENIS HOMES”

Submitted by babanaba1 on Tue, 09/09/2014 - 15:25

Washington-based Mars Hill Church will close 15 branches following controversy over founder Mark Driscoll

DeSmog UK Launches To Combat Climate Denial In Europe Ahead Of Paris Climate Talks

Submitted by adminx on Tue, 09/09/2014 - 12:11

DeSmog UK by Brendan DeMelle

A welcome message from DeSmogBlog executive director Brendan DeMelle.

We’re pleased to introduce DeSmog UK, a brand new investigative journalism and research outlet dedicated to clearing the PR pollution that clouds climate science and exposing the individuals and organizations attacking solutions to global warming.

Home Depot Confirms That It Was Hacked

Submitted by adminx on Mon, 09/08/2014 - 19:16

The New York Times September 8, 2014 by Nicole Perlroth

Home Depot confirmed Monday that hackers broke into its store payments systems, in what could the largest known breach of a retail company’s computer network.

Football's In The Air, And In Denver, So Is The Sweet Smell Of Herb

Submitted by adminx on Mon, 09/08/2014 - 18:39

The New York Times September 7, 2014 by Michael Powell

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While marijuana is now legal in Colorado, the Broncos have followed the N.F.L. in taking a position of disapproval. That has not deterred fans from smoking before games. Credit Matthew Staver for The New York Times

4th American With Ebola To Be Flown To U.S. For Care

Submitted by adminx on Mon, 09/08/2014 - 18:20

ABC NEWS September 8, 2014 by Kate Brumback and Josh Funk (AP)

A fourth American who contracted Ebola in West Africa was expected to arrive in the U.S. for care Tuesday and will be treated at an Atlanta hospital where two other aid workers successfully recovered from the disease, the hospital said Monday.

Virus Hitting Midwest Could Be "Tip Of Iceberg," CDC Official Says

Submitted by adminx on Mon, 09/08/2014 - 18:10

CNN Health Monday September 8, 2014 by Michael Martinez, John Newsome, and Elizabeth Cohen

(CNN) -- A respiratory virus is sending hundreds of children to hospitals throughout the Midwest and beyond, health officials say.

The unusually high number of hospitalizations reported could be "just the tip of the iceberg in terms of severe cases," said Mark Pallansch, a virologist and director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Viral Diseases.

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