Calling all Deutschfags

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  1. sock Member

    Calling all Deutschfags

    Would it be possible to get English subtitles for this recent German tv report? From what I can gather it looks pretty awesome (and if you're a youtuber you may be familiar with the young guy being interviewed).

    [ame=""]YouTube- Stern TV vom 17.2.2010, Ausstieg von Lino Bombonato aus Scientology, Teil 2[/ame]

    [ame=""]YouTube- Stern TV vom 17.2.2010, Ausstieg von Lino Bombonato aus Scientology, Teil 3[/ame]
  2. Anonymous Member

    Re: Calling all Deutschfags

    I think some Deutschfags are already on it.

    Please confirm, fags.
  3. SuseHartweg Member

    Re: Calling all Deutschfags

    Yes, we know him very well, and he got out of the cult with the help of anonymous. The organisation misused him as an OSA-spy on anonymous duesseldorf. That's why he came in contact with us, and soon he discovered the truth.
    Nevertheless Scientology int. tried to get him back these days (before!! having seen the tv-report) and bought him tickets to tampa which means right into the rpf. But thankfully he didn't get trapped anymore.
    Apart from this you know leaving the cult is a hard thing to do, and he needs all support he can get to find back into a healthy and happy life.

  4. indeedindeed Member

    Re: Calling all Deutschfags

    I don't have a transcript, much time or an idea whether anyone else is on this. If noone is, I can make a transcript of the original.
  5. indeedindeed Member

    Re: Calling all Deutschfags

    Transcript of first video done. This post will be edited as transcripts of the other two videos will be completed. Once this task is complete, there will be another post so that you know when it is done.

    update: All videos transcribed below.

  6. sock Member

    Re: Calling all Deutschfags

    Indeed, I love you long time.
  7. sock Member

    Re: Calling all Deutschfags

    Cross-posting the English translation of the sterntv article here, just in case the other thread is domed due to being trolled to hell.

  8. indeedindeed Member

    Re: Calling all Deutschfags

    transcript is done, see post #5
  9. moarxenu Member

    Re: Calling all Deutschfags

    English clean up below:

    original: Scientology-Aussteiger Lino Bombonato: Wenn Freunde zu Feinden werden - Stern TV | STERN.DE

    Ex-Scientologist Lino Bombonato

    When Friends Turn Enemies

    Scientology was Lino Bombonato's life: For seven years the man from the Rhineland region was preoccupied with the cult, worked for it at very low wages and even spied on opponents of the cult in the end. But then his conception of a happy Scientology world began to crack.

    Actually it was just a personality test on the Scientology homepage [No comma] which made Lino Bombonato become curious in 2003. For example the 15-year old was asked about his mood, whether he slept well or whether he tends to be jealous. The pupil answers the questions and offers his contact data as well. Shortly thereafter he's on his way to Düsseldorf: He wants to ask about the test results at the local Scientology church.

    Big Career in Scientology

    But it doesn't end with the supposed personality test - The people from Scientology get the young man from the Rhineland [Omit "region"] interested- and make him enthusiastic for the idea of a membership. Lino Bombonato found the idea of "self-development" intriguing. That's why he began attending courses at the Scientology church in Düsseldorf. Shortly thereafter he makes a big career in the cult. Lino Bombonato feels secure and respected by the Scientologists. During this time, the cult was "like a family" he says today. The young man becomes a member of the Scientologist intelligence agency, spies on critics and tries to disrupt protests by opponents of the cult.

    Meanwhile his relationship with his parents gets worse and worse. Lino Bombonato only keeps up the contact because of the money - as being a member of Scientology is costly. Because his father is opposed to the cult, Lino Bombonato is unable to get to a higher position within the organization. Suicide appears as the last option to change this. The Scientologists have talked him into the mindset that he might be reborn into "better conditions" after his death, ie with parents, who are themselves Scientologists.

    Failed Suicide Attempt

    But the suicide attempt fails: Lino Bombonato is found in time. But still the young man does not consider leaving. It's his work in intelligence that opens his eyes later on: Actually, he only chats with members of an Anti-Scientology-Organization in order to spy on them. But the contact becomes closer.

    When Scientology turned suspicious, Lino Bombonato has to justify himself in front of the people occupying upper positions in the cult in so-called ethics sessions. During these, he is [Omit " being"] connected to a lie detector. Due to his conversations with an opponent of Scientology, Lino Bombonato decides to lie during the test. The device doesn't recognize the lie. Lino Bombonato is in shock - he had actually strongly believed in the device's functionality.

    A Friend Betrays Lino Bombonato

    He confides his doubts to a friend - but he betrays him. Scientology sentences Lino Bombonato to further ethics sessions. At the end of May 2009 his decision has been made: The 22-year old (at the time) wants to leave. In person he goes into the Scientology church and announces his decision. The cult members react coolly - no one seems to be interested in Lino Bombonato. "That was a bitter realization, they treated me like someone who is all of a sudden worth nothing", the young man says today.

    After his exit Lino Bombonato is confronted with having nothing: He is 8000 euros in debt at the bank and has to pay off loans, which he took in order to finance his membership with the cult. He has no education. He dropped out after secondary school. Seven years of his life given away for nothing.

    Ex-Member Turns Towards The Future

    Scientology took almost everything from the 23-year old - still the cult doesn't leave him in peace. The Scientologists try to ruin his reputation on the internet, use personal details against him. In spite of this, Lino Bombonato turns towards the future: He wants to pay back his debts. And he wants to learn a profession - preferably one where he can help other people.
  10. Apotheker Member

    Re: Calling all Deutschfags

    [nomedia=""]YouTube- Stern TV vom 17.2.2010, Ausstieg von Lino Bombonato aus Scientology, Teil 1[/nomedia]

    Ther is a better copy!
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  12. Ackerland Member

    Re: Calling all Deutschfags

    I will make an english translation and upload it to my youtube channel. I will use Youtube's internal subtitle system this time, so I will notify you here when I am done.
  13. AnonLover Member

    Re: Calling all Deutschfags

    Danke schön deutschfags!
  14. Anonymous Member

    Re: Calling all Deutschfags

    Ich Liebe Dich <3
  15. Ackerland Member

    Re: Calling all Deutschfags

    I have finished the translation this night, encoding has finished as well, however, I still need some time to check/upload the video. I will post here again.
  16. indeedindeed Member

    Re: Calling all Deutschfags

    Thanks a lot for your work, Ackerland, I'm looking forward to it.

    Just to convey the magnitude of win, according to the german version of AnonyNews more than 3.5 million people saw this report, or over 4% of the entire german population.
  17. Ackerland Member

    Re: Calling all Deutschfags

    It is done.

    At this time of writing the third video is still processing. It should be available shortly.
  18. Anonymous Member

    Re: Calling all Deutschfags

    Fantastic, thanks so much for that. Did you want to cross post the videos and translated article to the media section?

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