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  1. Anonymous Member

    Infodump - Drug-free UK - keep this thread for any information useful for journalists covering this:


    Drug- free UK is a Scientology front group touring the UK to "meet police, public officials, educators" and to gain access to UK schools.

    Drug- Free UK is not a registered charity.

    No reputable anti-drug organisations endorse scientology's literature or campaigns or methods promoted via the following Scientology front groups:
    Narconon
    Say No to Drugs Say Yes To Life
    Drug Free UK
    The Truth About Drugs.

    Scientology is anti-psychiatry. Scientology is anti-psychiatric drugs and anti-prescription drugs.



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    General Information about the people running Drug-Free UK:

    http://drugfreeuk.co.uk/
    Drug-Free UK contact - Mark Eagles:

    For more info : Call Mark Eagles on +44 (0)7983 583467

    Here is his facebook page:
    https://www.facebook.com/mark.eagles.5?fref=ts
    it states he is:

    his 'likes' include the following:
    leader of scientology David Miscavige, L Ron Hubbard, Scientology Front Groups: Citizens Commission for Human Rights, Foundation for a drug free World,
    ( https://www.facebook.com/FoundationforaDrugFreeWorldNY )Church of Scientology International, Scientology and Dianetics London, G&G, Marathon for a Drug Free UK (scientologist run business ). etc.
    Mark Eagles scientology course completions:
    http://www.truthaboutscientology.com/stats/by-name/m/mark-eagles.html

    Mark Eagles in Scientology's Published Service Completion Lists

    The following 2 individual completions for Mark Eagles appear in official Scientology publications:
    Mark Eagles STATE OF MAN CONGRESS COURSE Freewinds 79 2010-08-01
    Mark Eagles HANDBOOK FOR PRECLEARS & LIFE CONTINUUM LECTURES COURSE Freewinds 79 2010-08-01




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    In the group picture on the drug-free uk website home page:
    3rd left
    Scientologist Graeme Wilson
    http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/graeme-wilson/47/12a/aa2
    1st left:
    Scientologist Stephania Cisco
    http://www.zoominfo.com/p/Stefania-Cisco/1616835265
    http://www.truthaboutscientology.com/stats/by-name/s/stefania-cisco.html
    2nd Left: Scientologist Tracy Coleman:
    http://www.truthaboutscientology.com/stats/by-name/t/tracey-coleman.html
    http://www.zoominfo.com/#!search/profile/person?personId=1421217465&targetid=profile
    http://scientologytoday.blogs.scientology.net/category/campaign/freedom/
    front right:
    Scientologist Mark Eagles
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    The Jive Aces Scientologist Swing Band are a promotional band for scientology
    They usually promote scientology via 'say no to drugs' or the 'the truth abouth drugs' - both are scientology front groups/ vehicles for scientology promotional literature:
    http://www.jiveaces.com/latest_news/20050321.html
    http://www.jiveaces.com/say_no_to_drugs/index.html



    The Drug-Free Uk website drugfreeuk.co.uk
    is registered to Scientologist Lazlo Lange:
    http://hu.linkedin.com/pub/laszlo-lange/59/38b/784
    Technikai titkár at Church of Scientology Budapest

    http://www.truthaboutscientology.com/stats/by-name/l/laszlo-lange.html
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    Previous Press Reports on scientology in schools and scientology influencing police:

    http://www.standard.co.uk/news/lond...mary-school-children-about-drugs-8001058.html

    http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/Ant...tory-18606961-detail/story.html#axzz2Q20IdBhR
    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepag...ool-kids-taught-by-secret-scientologists.html
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2006/nov/22/freedomofinformation.religion
    Australian report 12th April 2013:
    Scientology front group in schools urges children to stop medical checks:


    Private Eye Magazine.
    Issue1335
    8th March-21st March 2013.
    Page 30.

    Scientology in Schools
    Drug Abuse


    How do schools keep getting taken in by Scientologists sneaking nonsense "science" into their classroom under the guise of "drugs education"?

    The latest bulletin from Scientology's offshoot Narconon boasts that 33 schools in Cornwall have been given drug education presentations, two in recent tours by Peter Dwan - who appeared on Channel 4's 4thoughtseries last year talking about how Scientology had saved him from alcoholism.

    "The schools given Peter's presentations have been promoting Peter and Narconon to other schools and now a third tour is planned for early May," reports the newsletter. It claims one group of schools is seeking funding "from the local Navy Base" to bring Dwan to give his talks.

    Roseland Community College in Truro even put a news item on it's website praising Dwan's "exciting and entertaining facts about how taking drugs and alcohol can affect your life". It's just a pity they aren't, er, true facts.

    As reported in Eye 1321, Narconon's education booklets warn children against taking prescription medication and plug L. Ron Hubbard's barmy "science" about vitamins. Health experts around the world have warned against Narconon's rehab programmes, which entail long sessions in a sauna and high doses of vitamins.

    Last year the Church of England told it's London primary schools to stop accepting talks or activities from Narconon, but the organisation still managed to give talks to around 2,000 pupils in Newham and Islington.
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  3. Anonymous Member

    David Miscavige, current head of the Church of Scientology gives a speech in 2008 explaining Scientology's use of front groups and mission to eliminate Psychiatry:
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  4. Anonymous Member

    L Ron Hubbard's policy on getting scientology into power via front groups:

    http://www.xenu-directory.net/practices/infiltration.html

    Scientology internal promotion (circa 2004): "Spearheading the Religious Movement with Source"
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    This image was found on a Scientology site, more specifically athttp://www.lrh-books.com/mailings/dissempjt/index.html. Not surprisingly, it was removed shortly after this was found.
    [...]
    Every community has its comm lines. In positions of power there are social personalities who need our help; they just have to know what LRH tech can do for them and they will reach.
    Mayor's Office
    City Council Members
    Religious Leaders
    Chamber of Commerce
    Fire Department
    Police Department
    Arts & Cultural Centers
    Educational Centers
    Hospitals
    Judicial Institutions
    Neighborhood Businesses
    [...]

    L Ron Hubbard Quotes with sources:
    «Somebody some day will say 'this is illegal.' By then be sure the orgs [Scientology organizations] say what is legal or not.» — L. Ron Hubbard, HCO Policy Letter of 4 January 1966, "LRH Relationship to Orgs" [ref]

    «Once the world is Clear - a nation, a state, a city or a village - the Scientology organization in the area becomes its government! And once this has taken place the only policy accepted as valid is Scientology policy.» — L. Ron Hubbard, from a lecture entitled "Future Org Trends" given January 9th, 1962

    «The goal of the Department is to bring the government and hostile philosophies or societies into a state of complete compliance with the goals of Scientology. This is done by high level ability to control and in its absence by low level ability to overwhelm. Introvert such agencies. Control such agencies. Scientology is the only game on Earth where everybody wins.» — L. Ron Hubbard, HCO Policy Letter of 15 August 1960, "DEPT OF GOVT AFFAIRS"
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  5. Anonymous Member

    The Scientology Front Group 'Citizens Commission on Human Rights' - CCHR - is the most vocal about their anti- psychiatry and anti- conventional medicine agenda.
    They claim that psychiatrists were responsible for the holocaust and run an 'industry of death'
    All explained fully on their website here:
    http://www.cchr.org
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  6. Anonymous Member

    Scientology's 'drug-detox' programme Narconon around the world - summary:

    fraud investigation - Georgia 26/4/13:
    http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/investigators-raid-narconon-georgia/nXYzJ/
    Scientology 'drug programme' Narconon deaths investigations:
    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nat...b-center-fire-string-deaths-article-1.1136655
    Scientology's Narconon lies about success rates:
    http://rockcenter.nbcnews.com/_news...on-under-fire-from-two-former-executives?lite
    http://www.wtsp.com/investigators/article/296506/34/Is-Narconon-a-Scientology-front
    Scientology - anti-prescription and anti-psychiatric drugs:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EMpGLwv2Hg&feature=player_embedded
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfu7Sr50N7U
    http://www.salon.com/2005/07/01/sci_psy/
    Unscientific/ harmful methods - high doses of vitamins and hours of saunas:
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/b...detox-programmes-expensive-unproven-dangerous
    Scientology's Narconon - license to practice revoked in the USA and Canada:
    http://www.kjrh.com/dpp/news/nation...ers-of-oklahoma-drug-rehab-narconon-arrowhead
    People being recruited into scientology while on Narconon drug programmes:
    http://www.nbcnews.com/video/rock-center/51448857
    Credit card and insurance fraud - Narconon USA:
    http://www.wsbradio.com/news/news/s...eorgia-and-allegations-insurance-fraud/nT9nT/
    http://mcalesternews.com/policecour...non-Arrowhead-counselors-traded-sex-for-drugs
    Narconon staff having sex with drug users on the Narconon programme:
    http://mcalesternews.com/local/x620...rowhead-counselors-traded-sex-for-drugs/print
    Reputable anti drug organisations do not endorse scientology's Narconon:
    http://www.thefix.com/content/narconons-big-con?page=all
    http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/Ant...tory-18606961-detail/story.html#axzz2RRwIap9p
    Narconon Cost:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narconon

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    Narconon consistently claims not to be directly part of scientology:
    http://www.narconon.org/about-narconon/faq.html#scientology
    (despite being run by scientologists and delivering scientology course materials, recruiting for scientology, etc.)
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    However, Scientologist Peter Dwan (who is touring UK schools) states on his website that Narconon trademarks and service marks are owned by yet another scientology front group: 'ABLE' (Association for Better Living): NARCONON and the NARCONON logo are trademarks and service marks owned by Association for Better Living and Education International and are used with its permission.

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    Here's the link between these various Scientology front groups:









    ABLE (association for Better Living):

    ABLE acts as an umbrella organization for five entities:[4]
    ABLE and its groups were included in the 1993 closing agreement between the IRS and the Church of Scientology, and are classified as "Scientology-related entities".[6]
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Association_for_Better_Living_and_Education
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  7. Anonymous Member

    Drug-free uk 2012 'marathon' (n.b none of the people in the pictures have actually run a marathon)
    Do these dignitaries know what they are endorsing? Where they told of scientology's agenda?


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    Lambeth


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    Westminster
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  8. Anonymous Member

    Many scientologists smoke.


    L Ron Hubbard did not believe cigarettes to be harmful.
    http://www.xenu.net/archive/multimedia.html

    You can listen to this quote and hear it in L. Ron Hubbard's own voice here:
    http://www.xenu.net/archive/multimedia.html


    L Ron Hubbard on smoking:
    [IMG]
    From SHSBC-35 6107C19, Q-and-A Period: Auditor Effect on Meter, 19th July 1961:
    "So I thought that it might be a good thing to know in event of atomic war that we would get -- we might have some chemical assist so that maybe the people who were only slightly frazzled and so forth, could -- could come out of it. And it would have to be very simple. It would have to be some common drug, some common pill.
    Well, there are societies in England that are having an awfully good time fighting the cigarette. They can't do anything else, so they fight cigarettes. And they say that the cigarette causes lung cancer. And they've -- you've been hearing something of this, I'm sure. Yeah. Not smoking enough will cause lung cancer. Not smoking enough will cause lung cancer! If anybody is getting a cancerous activity in the lung, the probabilities are that it's radiation dosage coupled with the fact that he smokes. And what it does is start to run out the radiation dosage, don't you see. But I'd say that would be better than not running out any of the radiation dosage at all and the number of lung cancer cases which exist, of course, that don't smoke are just forgotten about by these societies, but they are very numerous.
    Anyway, there's nicotinic acid in that cigarette. Inevitably, on inhalation of tobacco, you will get some of this phenomena of face flush, but in view of the fact that a cigarette isn't pushing its smoke over the outside of the body but on the inside, of course, you run it out internally "
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    Launch of the Scientology Drug-Free Marathon UK, Fri 26 Apr 2013, at Hove, West Sussex.
    and The Truth about Drugs
    The scientogist runners, from left to right:
    Stewart Cambridge, Mutiu O'Balogun, Gabriella Dunai, Adam Kelly, Mónika Szindekovics, Mark Eagles, Zsuzsanna Ban.
    Drug-free UK scientology front group is a funded by scientologist owned company G&G vitamins by Vitamins for 46 years at www.gandgvitamins.com.
    [IMG]
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  14. Anonymous Member

    Yes - that was published after the marathon. They did not openly inform people before or during the 2012 tour (or the present one) that this is a scientology run and scientology funded campaign.
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  15. Oh What a dilemma for poor scientology. They want to show the world just "how much good they are doing for society" with their awful drug education campaign. BUT, if they told people the truth (above) of the connection between the marathon and scientology, before they went into schools, NO ONE WOULD WANT THEM
    Keep Scientology Out Of Our Schools
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  16. Anonymous Member

    Scientologists lie to non-scientologists. It's what they are trained to do. It's disconcerting because they are good at it.
    They probably genuinely believe it's ok to lie because they are doing it for the good of Scientology.

    L Ron Hubbard on lying:
    The only way you can control people is to lie to them. You can write that down in your book in great big letters. The only way you can control anybody is to lie to them.
    • Source: Lecture: "Off the Time Track" (June 1952) as quoted in Journal of Scientology issue 18-G, reprinted in Technical Volumes of Dianetics & Scientology Vol. 1, p. 418
    More on scientology cult members lying here:
    http://www.xenu-directory.net/practices/lying1.html
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...s-teenage-girl-billed-166k-15k-treatment.html
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  17. Anonymous Member

    Scientology Front Group Drug-Free UK claim they plan to visit 32 cities in Britain:
    Brighton, Crawley and London have already been visited.
    Over the next month they claim they intend to visit schools, police and public officials in of the following towns and cities.
    Hatfield
    Luton
    Watford
    Aylesbury
    Leighton Buzzard
    Northampton
    Milton Keynes
    Leicester
    Rugby
    Coventry
    Birmingham
    Wolverhampton
    Stafford
    Telford
    Stoke on Trent
    Macclesfield
    Chester
    Liverpool
    Manchester
    Sheffield
    Huddersfield
    Leeds
    Bradford
    Newcastle
    Middlesborough
    Morpeth
    No information for other North East towns
    Edinburgh
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  18. Anonymous Member

    Private Eye Magazine
    No.1339
    3 May - 16th May, 2013
    Page 11
    Cult Corner
    The Drug- Free UK "multi marathon" run from Brighton to Edinburgh set off last week and will be jogging through various towns over the next month. "Free booklets highlighting some succinct truths about drugs will also be given out" reported one running magazine. How very worthy!

    However, over on the event's Facebook page one excitable runner provides a telling detail: "We are going to ENLIGHTEN of the harmful effects of drugs MORE THEN 2800 CHILDREN with lectures, run 600 MILES through 32 CITIES and distributing 50,000(!!) Truth about Drugs booklets!!!!"

    That's not the calmly informative "The Truth About Drugs: Know the Score" leaflet from the Department of Health. It's the scary booklets handed out in schools gulled into inviting Scientolgists to give drugs "education" assemblies (eye passim), pushing the cult's belief that all drugs, including anti-depressants, painkillers and other prescription medication, are "essentially poison".
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    Twitter
    Battersea Park Sch@BPS_Battersea29 Apr
    A big thanks to @drugfreeuk and @adam_kellybb for visiting today. Great work!,

    @BPS_Battersea
    Battersea Park School. A Specialist Performing Arts College at the heart of its community! 401 Battersea Park Road, Battersea, SW11 5AP
    Battersea SW11 5AP · http://www.batterseaparkschool.org

    And on friday this school in Brighton

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  21. Anonymous Member

    They seem to be giving out Drug Free UK clothing to the children:

    BJIpT4bCEAE3Sgv.jpg:large.jpg

    In Milton Keynes today.
  22. jensting Member

    which is ironic, given that the vitamins sold by G and G include weights which are illegal to sell in France without a doctor's prescription. Because it's dangerous. This lead to a criminal conviction for the illegal practise of pharmacy (conviction not appealed and therefore final.) Read all about it http://infinitecomplacency.blogspot.com/2009/10/26-saumon-for-pharmacists.html (do scroll down to the mention of "G&G").
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  23. Anonymous Member

    Drug free UK is brings up this page close to the top of Google- keep clicking!
  24. Anonymous Member

    bumpity bump bump
  25. DeathHamster Member

    He's also a Drug-Free Ambassador, yet another poorly disguised front group.
    Code:
    www.drugrehabmanchester.org
    In North America, they use Marshal rather than Ambassador. Same group.
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  26. The Internet Member

    They are all high on exciting absurdities.
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  28. Anonymous Member

    Important point:

    Scientology are using this Drug-free UK front group to get into schools by directly approaching the schools a few weeks in advance. They are by passing the education authorities. They are using testimonials from schools they have already hoodwinked to gain access to further schools.
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  29. RightOn Member

    I noticed that the kids in the audience have STACKS of cards in their hands. So not only is the cult disseminating into the schools, it looks like they expect the students to disseminate for them. RAGE!
    I know this is a comment, but it is info and I felt it needed pointing out.
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    UK. Times Educational Supplement. TES. Publication date: 3rd May 2013.
    Schools Told to Look Out for Jive-dancing Scientologists.

    tes - scientology in schools page 1.jpg tes - scientology in schools page 2.jpg
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    Scientology company G&G vitamins is sponsoring Drug-Free UK marathon. It is owned by scientology family The Gaimans:
    G&G vitamins is listed as a member of the World Institute of Scientology Enterprises. The Gaimans are big donors to scientology.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Gaiman

    In 1965, David and Sheila Gaiman co-founded a vitamin shop, G&G Vitamins. In 1986 the company had become a major supplier of vitamins, with 9 employees and an annual turnover of over £263,000.
    Gaiman took part in the inaugural London Marathon, in 1981, and came joint last.[15]



    http://www.truthaboutscientology.com/stats/by-name/s/david-gaiman.html

    http://www.truthaboutscientology.com/stats/by-name/s/sheila-gaiman.html

    David Gaiman and WISE Directories

    WISE, the World Institute of Scientology Enterprises, publishes directories listing their members.
    David Gaiman appears in a recent WISE directory:
    2001 WISE Directory:
    Category: Health Products
    David Gaiman
    G & G Food Supplies Ltd.
    Unit 2-3 Imberhorne Way
    East Grinstead, W. Sussex
    RH19 1RL
    United Kingdom
    Tel. (+44) 1342 312811

    2004 WISE Directory:
    Category: Nutrition
    David Gaiman
    G & G Food Supplies Ltd.
    Unit 2-3 Imberhorne Way

    East Grinstead, W. Sussex RH19 1RL
    United Kingdom
    Tel. +44 134-231-2811
    Fax +44 134-231-5938




    Here is a member of Staff from G&G vitamins endorsing narconon:
    http://narconon.ca/blog/author/nancy-grier

    Narconon is under investigation for fraud and deaths of clients in the USA.
    Narconon's methods of high doses of vitamins and saunas are not endorsed by the medical profession and are believed to cause harm.


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  34. Anonymous Member

    The vitamins used in Narconon centres are probably supplied by G&G vitamins -please can someone confirm this and give a source.
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  35. jensting Member

    In France G&G supplying the "Purification" process at the bOrgs was mentioned in court. Right before the clams were convicted of illegal practise of pharmacy. http://infinitecomplacency.blogspot.com/2009/10/26-saumon-for-pharmacists.html . Thanks for asking :D

    Not only that, but the summer after the criminal conviction above the clams were still at it. Handwritten slips of paper with UK mobile phone numbers were handed out to members (to make less of a paper trail) but the vitamins that arrived in the post had been shipped from England (there was a post-code printed on the label, I would think that this could prove / disprove G&G's involvement but never took the time to find it). Later screenshots shows "manufactured in Clearwater Florida" on some bottles. This was all in the TV documentary "La scientologie, vérité sur un mensonge immonde" (starting at 46 min).
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  36. Anonymous Member

    To summarise:
    G&G Vitamins are sponsoring Drug-Free UK Marathon - scientology front group.

    Scientology was convicted of illegal use of pharmacy in France, 2009

    - G&G vitamins were named as suppliers in the court hearing:

    G&G supplied vitamins to Scientology celebrity centre 'anti-drug programme' in Paris:


    court hearing reported here:
    http://infinitecomplacency.blogspot.com/2009/10/26-saumon-for-pharmacists.html

    excerpt:


    Four of the defendants faced charges related to this aspect of the Rundown: Aline Fabre, who supervised the Rundown at the Paris Celebrity Centre, was charged with the illegal exercise of pharmacy.
    So was Marie-Anne Pasturel, who had acted as an intermediary for the sale of the vitamins to Scientologists in France by a British based company run by Scientologists...........
    ...........Saumon started by recalling the account that the plaintiff Aude-Claire Malton had given to investigators.She had described how eight people had been packed into a sauna, where the temperature had been 65 degrees. The exercise element of the programme had consisted of running in a square near the centre.
    But they had also had to take vitamins – and large amounts of them – which she had bought by mail order from G&G.
    Aline Fabre had supplied her with a contact name and a number for G&G in France: that was Marie-Anne Pasturel. She had sent off a cheque for 990 francs (150 euros) and received two boxes of vitamins in return.According to what Malton had told investigators, said Saumon, it had been Fabre who decided how many vitamins participants took during the Rundown people – though Fabre,
    in her court testimony, had denied this.............

    -----------Fabre could not be said to have taken any personal profit from running the Purification Rundown at the Paris Celebrity, said Saumon – but Pasturel was earning a commission on the vitamins she sold. “It was her phone number on the order forms for G&G,” he said..............

    ..............None of the defendants had any qualifications in pharmacy, he said. And they were involved in the importation of products that had not been authorised for the French market.





    scientology in France background information:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientology_in_France

    court judgement:
    http://www.ouvertures.net/wp-content/uploads/Arret_scientologie-_02022012.pdf
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    Church of Scientology press release 7th May 2013

    Drug-free World campaign

    http://www.prweb.com/releases/ChurchofScientology/TruthAboutDrugs/prweb10705271.htm

    Church of Scientology Drug-Free World - hoodwinking schools and governments globally.




    On World Health Day, Tampa Scientologists Promote Drug-Free Living

    Volunteers from the Churches of Scientology of the Tampa Bay Area spent World Health Day April 7 helping local residents make healthy choices by providing the truth about drugs.

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    Members of the Churches of Scientology in the Tampa Bay area marked World Health Day April 7 by taking action against a health issue that has become an epidemic—drug abuse.

    release-topquote.gif The Truth About Drugs booklet provides essential information on how drugs work and how they affect the body and mind, why people take them, and the effects of the most commonly abused substances. release-bottomquote.gif
    Tampa Bay, Florida (PRWEB) May 06, 2013
    Members of the Churches of Scientology in the Tampa Bay area marked World Health Day April 7 by taking action against drug abuse—a health issue that has become an epidemic.
    On March 28, Dr. Tom Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) tweeted: “Drug poisoning deaths from opioid analgesics have more than quadrupled since 1999, now 43% of drug poisoning deaths.”
    The news in Florida is a bit more hopeful. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement announced in March that drug-related deaths dropped 5 percent in the first half of 2012 compared to the same period the year before.
    But this still means that 4,126 Floridians died of drug-related causes—4,126 too many, according to the Tampa Bay Scientologists who took to the streets on World Health Day and distributed more than 3,000 copies of The Truth About Drugs booklet at Clearwater Beach and in Tarpon Springs and Tampa.
    The Truth About Drugs booklet provides essential information on how drugs work and how they affect the body and mind, why people take them, and the effects of the most commonly abused substances. Without scare tactics, the booklet provides information that empowers young people to make their own decisions to live drug-free.
    The Church of Scientology has published the brochure Scientology: How We Help —The Truth About Drugs, Creating a Drug-Free World to meet requests for more information about the drug education and prevention initiative it supports. To learn more or to read a copy of the brochure, visit http://www.Scientology.org/antidrug.
    Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard wrote, “The planet has hit a barrier which
    prevents any widespread social progress—drugs and other biochemical substances. These can put people into a condition which not only prohibits and destroys physical health but which can prevent any stable advancement in mental or spiritual well-being.”
    The Church of Scientology supports the Truth About Drugs, one of the world’s largest nongovernmental drug education and prevention campaigns. It has been conclusively proven that when young people are provided with the truth about drugs—factual information on what drugs are and what they do—usage rates drop commensurately.
    Press Contact: Karin Pouw
    Tel: (323) 960-3500
    eMail: MediaRelations(at)ChurchofScientology(dot)net
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