Proof that Scientology and Narconon are closely connected.

Discussion in 'Narconon' started by Anonymous, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. Anonymous Member

    HUGE Leak from the indie camp on Narconon being promoted INSIDE Scientology Orgs. My jaw dropped at this.

    Narconon doesn’t have anything to do with Scientology. Really.


    /SALUTE Plain Old Thetan for dropping some radioactive harpoon ammo in that post. Well done and well played sir.
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  2. Enturbuleak Member

    Nice image OP. I've been thinking about gathering up all the Narconon + Scientology images and making an infodump thread for easy reference for reporters. Samples:



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  3. Anonymous Member

    Narconon linked to scientology officially by USA IRS here:

    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]
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  4. Anonymous Member

    SOCO (Social Coordination) instructions issued from the Watch Dog Committee, then running Scientology . . .

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    Chris Owen on Scientology
    Miscellaneous Writings
    < Scientology UK: status report
    Scientology in the UK: a status report

    by Chris Owen

    From (Chris Owen)
    Subject Scientology in the UK: a status report
    Date 2 Feb 2002 07:24:29 -0800
    Msg-ID <f758becc​.0202020724​.4cf06788​@posting​.google​.com>
    Newsgroups alt.religion.scientology
    [Links added. -k]
    Four years ago this week, I had a look at the Companies House files on Scientology's corporate entities in Britain. I went back there this week to see how things have changed. For anyone wanting to convert the figures below into dollars or euros, the current exchange rates are £1 = $1.41270 and £1 = EUR 1.63403.
    Scientology's corporate structure in the UK

    Scientology in the UK is represented by seven corporate entities that I know of:
    • Church of Scientology (England and Wales)
    • Church of Scientology Mission of Poole
    • Church of Scientology Religious Education College Incorporated (aka COSRECI)
    • Dianetics and Scientology Mission of Bournemouth Limited (aka DSMBL)
    In addition, a number of associated "front groups" also exist:
    • Association for Better Living & Education
    • Hubbard College of Administration (aka HCA)
    • Greenfields Educational Trust
    • Hubbard College of Administration (aka HCA)
    • Narconon London
    • Nesta Investments Ltd
    • SOR Services (UK) Ltd
    Compared with only a few years ago, however, it's clear that a pretty severe winnowing has occurred. All of the following are now dissolved, most between 1992-95:
    • Church of Scientology Mission of Brighton Ltd
    • Church of Scientology Mission of Leeds Ltd
    • Church of Scientology Mission of York Ltd
    • Church of Scientology of California
    • Church of Scientology of the United Kingdom
    • Dianetics and Scientology Mission of Chichester
    • Dianetics and Scientology Mission of Southampton
    • Dianetics Association Limited
    • Hubbard Association of Scientologists Ltd
    • Hubbard Explorational Company Ltd
    • Scientology Library and Research Ltd
    • Scientology Publications Ltd
    There were also a number of unincorporated missions around the country which no longer exist. Some of this represents tidying up (the Hubbard Association of Scientologists Ltd was inactive for many years prior to being put out of its misery in 1994), some represents consolidation (as in the case of the Mission of Brighton — now part of COSRECI) and some represents genuine failures (as in the case of the Missions of Chicester, Leeds, Southampton and York, none of which now exist).
    The main Scientology body in the UK is COSRECI, a South Australian corporation set up on 19 October 1976 which began activities in the UK on 1 May 1977. It took over management of UK Scientology from the Church of Scientology of California (which was subsequently asset-stripped to prevent Larry Wollersheim from collecting his settlement). It appears to have been set up as a vehicle for getting back-door tax exemption in the UK, which was gained under reciprocal UK-Australian tax rules.
    COSRECI was probably only ever intended to be a temporary home for Scientology's UK assets, until such time as charitable status under UK law could be obtained. Church of Scientology (England and Wales) was the intended recipient of this status (its statement of incorporation constantly refers to it as "The Charity"). In 1999 the Charity Commission rejected Scientology's application for charitable status. As far as I know no appeal against this decision has yet been lodged, or at least reported. In the meantime, Church of Scientology (England and Wales) remains dormant.
    One significant recent success for Scientology has been the acquisition, in October 2000, of exemption from Value Added Tax (VAT, the equivalent of the US General Sales Tax) which I assume was applied to its members' "donations" and its own sales. Scientology had been arguing about the issue with Customs & Excise and the VAT Tribunals since at least 1974 but finally got its own way just over a year ago. This means that, in terms of its tax privileges, it now has pretty much the same privileges as have been awarded in the US. Charitable status is the last major hold-out.
    The Missions of Poole and Bournemouth are the last surviving independently constituted orgs in Britain and have, I think, now combined — the one at Bournemouth is no longer listed. The others, in Birmingham, Brighton, East Grinstead, Edinburgh, London, Manchester, Plymouth and Sunderland are all owned by COSRECI. (One curiosity is that Scotland doesn't permit Scientology to call itself a "church"; the Edinburgh org is officially and somewhat ironically named the "Hubbard Academy of Personal Independence".) In addition, there used to be a whole bunch of other missions around the UK, at least 15; all are now apparently dead. Scientology's physical footprint in the UK is now probably at its smallest since the 1970s.
    Greenfields Educational Trust is the corporate name for Greenfields School, the Scientology school in Sussex which uses Hubbard's "educational technology". I haven't looked at its accounts yet. One thing I have tried to find — in vain — has been some independent assessment of the school's performance. It appears that it has so far managed to avoid being subjected to a government inspection, unlike virtually every other school in the county.
    Narconon London is a new arrival. Quite how it relates to Narconon UK (a separate organisation, and Scientology's only charitable entity) I don't know — I'll have to look into this.
    Nesta Investments and SOR Services (UK) are mysterious entities. Nesta is actually the oldest Scientology entity in Britain, having been established as long ago as 1962 for the purpose of the "holding of investment properties". One of its three directors is listed as G. R. Wilson, who I assume is Graeme Wilson of OSA UK. According to Nesta's accounts for 2000, it's doing little actual business other than a token £1,000 turnover in 1999 and 2000. COSRECI is revealed as Nesta's major (only?) investor, holding £180,003 worth of shares. Nesta is spending next to nothing but has major assets — in 2000, £475,000 of fixed assets and another £393,346 of current assets. What these assets are is not revealed by the accounts, but I suspect that it's either some kind of market investment (perhaps in shares or commodities), or otherwise Scientology's UK properties. The latter would make sense — if a court case resulted in COSRECI's assets being seized, the actual properties would thus be immune.
    SOR Services (UK) is totally opaque. The COSRECI accounts reveal that COSRECI holds £1000 worth of shares in SOR Services, whose business activities are given as "provid[ing] bookkeeping services". It's been suggested that SOR stands for Sea Org Reserve, Scientology's strategic contingency fund, in which case SOR Services is presumably the body which manages the UK element of the reserve. We already know from the US IRS that there's a SOR Services (Cyprus) — Cyprus, like the UK Channel Islands, is a well-known offshore haven for all kinds of murky financial services.
    COSRECI's accounts

    Scientology undoubtedly peaked in the UK in the late 1960s, when Saint Hill was booming and Hubbard was still in residence. At that time, the Saint Hill org alone was raking in over £50,000 a week — in the year 1967-68, the Church of Scientology of California (as it was then) recorded a total income of £1,076,018. In real terms that is probably the most that Scientology has ever earned in the UK. 15 years later in 1982, with the pound worth very much less, income was still only £1,409,990. The figures have improved since then, with a major boost in income following Hubbard's death in 1986. By 1988, turnover had reached £5,262,466. It has remained at around the same level ever since. The most recent figures show a turnover of £5,704,655 in 1999, with an average turnover of £5,569,914 during the eight years between 1992 and 1999.
    The figures in full are as follows (the returns for 1989-91 seem to have been mislaid):
    1982 £1,409,998 £2,767,995
    1983 £2,956,999 £2,750,005
    1984 £2,630,541 £3,973,042
    1985 £1,932,796 £2,332,860
    1986 £2,781,407 £3,318,111
    1987 £3,036,181 £2,147,901
    1988 £5,262,466 £4,717,092
    1989 ? ?
    1990 ? ?
    1991 ? ?
    1992 £4,935,704 £6,661,193
    1993 £5,026,035 £4,840,122
    1994 £6,015,363 £5,523,557
    1995 £5,678,380 £5,012,722
    1996 £6,392,936 £4,518,250
    1997 £5,652,482 £5,520,391
    1998 £5,153,760 £5,411,336
    1999 £5,704,655 £5,951,708
    As the figures show, turnover and expenditure have been very close for many years, with expenditure frequently exceeding income. However, COSRECI is relatively asset-rich — in 1999 it had £10,071,267 in fixed assets and £4,769,365 in current assets, as against liabilities of £1,045,809 owed to creditors. This resulted in a net figure of assets less liabilities of £13,794,823. COSRECI clearly has considerable resources behind it.
    Between 1992 and 1997, the accounts gave the number of employees and the wages bill. Dividing one by the other gives some indication of how much they are being paid on average — not surprisingly, it's a pittance, well below the national minimum wage and below even state unemployment benefit. (Yes folks, you would be better off unemployed than employed by Scientology.) Staff pay is normally the largest single cost element of a business, but Scientology seems to have avoided this particular problem:
    YearEmployeesWagesAverage wage
    per person
    per week
    1992 453 £614,726 £26.10
    1993 444 £596,492 £25.84
    1994 445 £850,452 £36.75
    1995 428 £667,826 £30.01
    1996 426 £559,669 £25.26
    1997 495 £600,935 £23.35
    One curious aspect of the accounts is the huge amounts "due to associated churches":
    YearAssoc Churches
    1982 £3,215,983
    1983 £2,286,608
    1984 £2,030,051
    1985 £3,271,398
    1986 £6,157,295
    1987 £3,135,009
    1988 £4,338,779
    1989 ?
    1990 ?
    1991 ?
    1992 £8,809,208
    1993 £9,256,214
    1994 £9,292,317
    1995 £9,390,808
    1996 £8,621,799
    1997 £9,133,846
    1998 £9,107,817
    1999 £9,524,671
    This presumably represents the flow of money to Scientology's overseas entities, most likely the Church of Spiritual Technology which formally owns Hubbard's works and "licenses" them to the rest of Scientology. It's particularly noteworthy that the amounts "due to associated churches" are considerably in excess of COSRECI's turnover — typically between 130-180% of turnover. How is it financing this deficit? A similar pattern, incidentally, exists in Narconon's accounts — probably not a coincidence.
    Scientology in Bournemouth

    Only two Scientology missions in the UK have survived as independently incorporated entities — those in the neighbouring towns of Bournemouth and Poole on the south coast of England — but they appear to have merged their operations, as the Bournemouth mission is no longer listed as active by Scientology and all the action now seems to be in Poole. The Dianetics and Scientology Mission of Bournemouth Limited (aka DSMBL) was established in 1989 and started trading the following year. However, it's evidently had a lot of financial problems. The figures tell their own story:
    YearTurnoverAdmin ExpDonationsAssets Less
    1989 0 0 0 0
    1990 £34,278 £48,855
    1991 £172,683 £187,250
    1992 £413,176 £515,757 0 £316,149
    1993 £335,659 £726,382 £190,444 £613,768
    1994 £684,057 £542,995 £211,430 £959,111
    1995 £925,050 £665,491 £224 £1,267,872
    1996 £425,075 £342,589 £52,878 £1,412,518
    1997 £299,404 £226,636 £4,284 £1,415,203
    1998 £598,632
    1999 £980,314
    The mission's turnover peaked in 1995 as a result of advance payments made by its members, but at the same time it suffered an extraordinary 99.9% drop in the amount of "donations". It also overspent considerably on several occasions and was clearly lacking in terms of financial management; its auditors refer to poor auditing processes operating within the mission. One consequence of this was a hefty fine of £45,695 for late VAT registration. The result through the mid-90s was a rapidly escalating deficit, peaking in 1997 at 1,415,203.
    In 1998 the mission sacked its auditors and, taking advantage of a provision in the Companies Act, began submitting only "abbreviated accounts". These are the absolute minimum a company can get away with submitting (and then only if it meets certain criteria). Unfortunately — and probably deliberately — the accounts no longer include such mundane things as turnover and expenditure, but they do show the deficit. This showed a drastic improvement — reduced by £816,571 — but how this was achieved is nowhere explained. The financial problems have evidently not been resolved, as the deficit ballooned again by nearly £400,000 the following year.
    The number of employees and their wages are also given for the first five years of the accounts — I've calculated the average weekly wages per employee:
    YearEmployeesWagesWages Per
    Per Week (52)
    1989 0 0 0
    1990 6 £5,540 £17.76
    1991 21 £16,711 £15.30
    1992 43 £59,685 £26.69
    1993 60 £141,027 £45.20
    Having posted these basic details, I'll post a separate analysis of what I think they mean.
  6. Nesta is a registered charity: 1144091. Registered in Scotland: SC042833.
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    [IMG]The Padre and all of his dedicated staff are bringing the addicted back to life every day and we’re grateful to have them on our team.[IMG]
    First Anniversary of Narconon Tijuana is a Celebration of Success and Hope

    After one year of rebuilding lives destroyed by addiction, Narconon Tijuana staff, students and supporters pause to celebrate the success of this long-term rehab facility.

    It was an anniversary event marked by singing, music, visiting families, television coverage and joy. On Friday, August 15th, Narconon Tijuana, a residential, long-term drug rehab program, celebrated its first birthday with a hundred neighbors, graduates, family members and other guests.
    Narconon Tijuana was founded in 2012 by Padre Jaime Lares after he was introduced to this successful drug rehab program that originated in Arizona in 1966. Now with more than a hundred rehab and drug prevention centers around the world, Narconon offers a method of getting the addicted through a tolerable withdrawal, followed by a drug-free rehab protocol that builds sober living skills.
    When he first opened his new center, Padre Lares appointed Juan Verdugo who had been Executive Director of the earlier twelve step program, Casa del Reencuentro–. Verdugo credits the Narconon program with the restoration of his life after he lost everything to a severe addiction to cocaine.
    After mass at the Catholic Church next door, Padres Lares, Verdugo, and many friends of Narconon gathered to share stories of success and make plans for the expansion of the Narconon program in Mexico. In attendance from Narconon International in Los Angeles were Clark Carr, president, and Jose De Carpio, along with volunteer Laura Capaceta. The local newspaper and television station were on hand to report this positive news of the recoveries that have been achieved at Narconon Tijuana.
    "We are so proud of the work being done here by Padre Lares and his team," said Carr. "Our program is all about restoring mental, physical and spiritual strength to those who had lost all integrity due to addictions. The Padre and all of his dedicated staff are bringing the addicted back to life every day and we’re at grateful to have them on our team."
    In Contrast, Addiction Problems in Northern Mexico Have Been Increasing
    As reported by the Pulitzer Center, the numbers of the addicted in Tijuana have been growing for the past few years as drugs sit along the border, waiting for their moments to cross into the US. Some of the supply of heroin, cocaine or methamphetamine gets diverted into the hands of the locals. Additionally, cheaper, inferior drug supplies are slated for addicts within Mexico while purer drugs continue on their way to the US and other countries with an appetite for intoxicants.
    The San Diego Reader noted that many Tijuana rehab facilities are hand-built by generous individuals who simply want to help the hundreds of thousands of people who have lost their way. That is how Padre Lares built Narconon Tijuana – it’s a clean and beautiful center but simple, built by the Padre and his friends.
    After the anniversary celebration, Narconon International staff planned to offer a two-day training workshop to staff from more than forty Twelve Step rehab centers in Tijuana, to provide them with improved withdrawal methods.

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