ABC Lateline - Forced imprisonment on the Freewinds (2011-11-28)

Discussion in 'Media' started by Zhent, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. DeathHamster Member

    No, there's an older cover that's even more amusing.
  2. Sponge Member

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  4. Anonymous Member

    Since the Freewinds docks in the Caribbean, it would be great for some of Caribbean newspapers or blogs to receive this tasty tidbit?

    heres are only a few a online newspaper links, there are more

    wouldn't be a bad idea to send this story to island officials

    Bonair- docking in Dec/jan/Feb
    Bonair Reporter-

    Oranjestad, Aruba docking in DEc/Jan/Feb
    Amigoe Newspaper for Aruba and Curacoa

    Barbados- docking in Dec/Jan /Feb
    The Barbados Advocate

    Castries, St. Lucia- docking in Dec/Jan /Feb
    The St Lucia Star
    St. Lucia Media

    Willemstad, Curacao- docking in Dec/jan/Feb
    see above

    St. Vincent- docking in Dec/Jan/Feb
    The Searchlight

    St. Martin (dont' know where they visited, the dutch or french side, I would say dutch side)
    The Daily Herald
    Caribseek Caribbean news
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  5. PodPeople Member

    Establishment of Dept of Govt Affairs, HCO keeps all legal documents, in a locked safe.

    Below is a very small sampling of personal testimony establishing a 20-year historical pattern of both staff And public forced to turn over their passports. It is mandatory scientology policy and the examples are on Freewinds but also landbased scientology organizations in multiple countries. It also clearly demonstrates the scientologists did not have open access to retrieve their passports from the HCO Dept's safe. In some instances, the passports were never turned over; in other examples, outside legal authorities had to intervene.
    Michael Pattinson, had to pay for auditing (ransom) to get his passport back on Freewinds
    Maria Pia Gardini, at Flag, OSA had her passport; Maria told for 3 weeks it was missing when she wanted to leave. When she needed it to get ½ Million $ from bank, it arrived in her hands in a minute.
    Mark Headley, on passports confiscated at scientology International headquarters, locked in safe; also, most Sea Org members didn’t even have drivers’ licenses, much less passports.!_Reports_from_the_USA
    Bill Straass, Story of his escape from Freewinds to get medical treatment for AIDS, hindered because he had no access to his passport.
    “Nefertiti” story of escape from Flag, how she got her passport from HCO Dept, locked in a safe.
    W. Coutts, Australia org, passport confiscated, had to go to Australian Consulate and the Consulate General to retrieve it.
    Don Jason, escaped Freewinds without his passport; had secretly kept Drivers ID and checks
    Nowell Matandirotya, Zimbwabe citizen, refused passport trying to leave Saint Hill, Scientology org in UK; police had to intervene.
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  6. Anonymous Member

    Front page of Yahoo!
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  7. Random guy Member

    You beautiful, beautiful people!
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  9. Anonymous Member

    No such thing. They all sucked.

    1st Edition: (1974)


    But you may be thinking of "A History of Man"


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  10. Aurora Member

    Scrolling across the top of the screen on RadarOnline: Woman "Held Against Her Will" On Scientology Cruise Ship
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  15. DeathHamster Member

    That's the one. "Good" as in "A Furry, sitting on a stage, eating a drumstick. WTF?!" The Piltdown Man on the History of Man cover at least relates to the topic, but WTF does a Furry have to do with Creation of Human Ability?
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  16. RightOn Member

    ok... nice!
    so I am going to start another thread and copy pasta this there. Is that ok Pod?
    I asked if people can vote on whether they wanted a thread where all names of exs who had their passports taken can be posted, but I did not get a respoonse. Or a vote on the title of the new thread.
    Does everyone like his title?
    The Church of Scientology Confiscated My Passport
    I thought this may be the best title for searches?
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  17. Random guy Member

    Actually, they're supposed to be the same thing: Piltdown Man. According to Hubbard, the (when he wrote it already debunked) Piltdown Man had at one stage eaten his wife, causing all sorts of engrams and guilt. The the picture of the furry is supposed to fire up those engrams, making people buy the book. It certainly is one of his more moronic moments.
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  18. RightOn Member

    or to want to eat Kentucky Fried Chicken in a bear suit?
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    The headline now reads "Woman Claims Scientology Cruise Ship Held Her Captive For 12 Years"
    The pussies have also put a graphic banner on a picture of the freewinds to over-emphasize the word "Claim".
    Like the cult would dare sue. The small blogs and forums have more balls.
    I suppose at least they published something, which is more than can be said of the mainstream outside of Oz.
    Mind you, even inside Oz, I've not seen any attention from the usual group of popular print news outlets (Sydney Morning Herald, Melbourne Herald Sun, The Age etc or The Australian).

    Miscavige, you're a cunt, and you did it. Guilty as fuck. Sue me in England, you cocksucking midget.
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  22. Sponge Member

    Its not really as good as you think it is. They (9news on their ninemsn portal) already reported the main story before (plus on their TV channel's A Current Affair programme segment). This is a 2nd article which is just repeating the cult's baaww without questioning it. Why did they do this? They already gave the cult their right of reply before. Are they going to give Valeska another crack at these assertions? In particular why in her state of mind she felt imprisoned even during the time the cult reckons she could have escaped whilst shopping as they claim.
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  25. DeathHamster Member

    Radar has really gone downhill over the years.

    In 6-12 months, they'll delete everything except the first couple of paragraphs.
  26. PodPeople Member

    How about "David Miscavige, the Pyschopathic Pervert, Midget Dictator and MicroManaging MindController of scientology, Confiscated My Passport" ?

    It has a certain "let him prove it" ring to it.
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  27. Anonymous Member

    It all counts as good search engine folly until the next scandal.
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  28. un-isness Member

    December 1st 2011, Yahoo news, front page.

    Look on the right side, its the 4th most popular story.



    Suck on that, cult...
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  29. un-isness Member

    Aruba local newspaper is carrying the Freewinds story.

    Maybe passengers on the Freewinds will see this story.

    hee hee
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  31. Sponge Member

    More mainstream UK print news media, this time from the Daily Mail:

    'They imprisoned me on a cruise ship for 12 years': Harrowing claims of a former member of the Church of Scientology

    • Vakeska Paris says she was held from the age of 18
    • Claims she was made to work 48-hour shifts below deck
    • Says she wasn't allowed to leave alone
    • Alleges it happened after her mother denounced Scientology
    30th Nov 2011
    Read more:

    Comments are open, on this big mfw article.
    Also, anyone can rate the comments up/down without sign-up.
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  32. Anonymous Member

    HCO = Hubbard Communications Officer.
    high clearance required as they operate the "telex machine" which is the only machine to have network access to the email engines at INCOMM.

    public route their comms with scn through the HCO
    replies to yellow ethics comms - via HCO
    i.e. they see all org comms

    is why it's sooooo goooood that anonymous has so many HCO's leaking to us
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  33. PodPeople Member

    Over and over I am so dumbfounded that this little cult gets by with the most Alfred Hitchcockian torture, abuse and perverted horror shows. The blue asbestos revelation, the willful and knowing and intentional exposure by scientology management, miscavige and all the other mad dogs to potential slow, painful death by mesothelioma, knowing it would take at least 20 years but likely more before it rears it's ugly hooking disease, is just so maniacal.
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  34. PodPeople Member

    Okay, my serious reply.

    "The Church of Scientology's historical policy and pattern of confiscating and withholding staff and public passports"
  35. RightOn Member

    I thought my title was long! lol!
  36. Anonymous Member

    Pint-sized Pygmy Pinches Passenger's Passports! Prosecution Pending??
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  37. Sponge Member

    I like this. We need more bad press in the local ports of call. It might help to undo some of the cult's greasy bumlicking that they no doubt do in order to keep up the apparency of a benign happy-clappy religious cruise ship.

    You can also rate up that article without any sign-in.

    As it happens, the Freewinds is currently docked in Oranjestad, ARUBA.
    Nice timing.
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  39. Sponge Member

    Top stories on the front page of Google News currently....

    googlenews11211.jpg Main
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  40. PodPeople Member

    hah. Well, I like "Scientology Kidnaps and Tortures 'Alleged Volunteers' During Breaks"
    but then, that's just me.
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