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RIP Roland Rashleigh-Berry

Discussion in 'Scientology and Anonymous' started by muldrake, Apr 15, 2016.

  1. Malory Member

    Well fuck that. I loved Roland's posts and will miss them.

    My condolences to his family and friends.
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  2. JohnnyRUClear Member

    Evidently, Target Two needs trolls.

    Bon voyage, sir. VWD.
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  3. anonysamvines Member


    I think Roland would have laughed his ass off at this troll/memorial of both the man and his correspondence with kobrin so why the down votes?
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  4. Still feeling the pain of loss at Roland's passing.

    Sic transit gloria mundi.

    ...and, before you ask, I don't know Gloria personally, how she got sick, or where she was headed.
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  5. Oh, man! What a loss!! I've been on a hiatus for a while now and I just happened across a mention of your announcement, Hartley. Roland was one of a kind and will truly be missed by many. He was so bright and always up for some shenanigans to get a break from all that complicated comp tech stuff he was into :)

    I will miss his acerbic humor, his more recent help in doing research on the corporate and licensing matters of Scientology and Narconon in the UK ( which have been have been invaluable ) and thank goodness we have his writings on the internet.

    Here is some info that may be of interest to his friends and acquaintences here, who may only be aware of his exceptional and often funny trolling skills ( which I also came to know of over 10 years ago on alt.religion.scientology newsgroup.

    The Dorset Echo News Obituary

    Roland Rashleigh-Berry

    RASHLEIGH-BERRY ROLAND Passed away peacefully, aged 61, on 12th April in Germany where he had made his home. The treasured and most loving son of Christine and the late Peter and a loving brother to Roslyn. The funeral will take place in Biberach an der Riss on 29th April. He will be sadly missed. For further details please email carpenter477 @ btinternet.com
    http://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/announcements/deaths/deaths/14438673.ROLAND_RASHLEIGH_BERRY/

    Roland's passion and career information:

    He was a leader in his field.
    Top 23 Clinical Sas Programmer profiles
    https://www.linkedin.com/title/clinical-sas-programmer
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/roland-rashleigh-berry-1a46283

    His business website, and a message from loved ones:

    Roland's SAS® Macros
    [IMG]

    "We regret to inform you that Roland Rashleigh-Berry sadly passed away on Tuesday 12th April 2016.

    Therefore, please don't be surprised if the website is no longer available at some point in future or that Roland doesn't respond to any emails that are sent to him.

    With that in mind we strongly suggest that you download his SAS macros* whilst they are still available.

    We're sure that many of you have made use of his SAS macros and expertise over the years. This he did out of his own time and without ever charging a fee.

    Roland will be a sad loss to the SAS world but more so to his friends and family that he left behind "
    http://www.datasavantconsulting.com/roland/
    * Lots of SAS macros to download for those interested
    http://www.datasavantconsulting.com/roland/Spectre/download.html

    What is SAS?
    SAS (software) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    SAS (Statistical Analysis System) is a software suite developed by SAS Institute
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SAS_(software)

    He was a long time critic, contributor, and protester of Scientology. Many of his works are on the internet, some having been intentionally archived by others because of their usefulness. Besides those linked by others on this thread, here are some links to a few more

    Operation Clambake presents:
    What is Scientology?

    (Based on a text by ex-Scientologist Roland Rashleigh-Berry. Roland wrote: "This is my personal opinion. I grant permission to anyone to reproduce this material. This description has been tailored to people who have never been Scientologists and seek a simple and short explanation as to what it is and why it is surrounded by controversy.) Read on
    http://www.xenu.net/roland-intro.html

    About Roland
    Ex-Scientologist story #137, “Who is Xenu?”
    https://androvillans.wordpress.com/2011/05/17/

    "Roland Rashleigh-Berry was in Scientology for about five years. After leaving he devoted his efforts to exposing the upper level Operating Thetan, “OT” levels. This did not endear him to Scientology. Here is an excerpt from a letter published in 1997 that appeared in the newsgroup Alt. Religion. Scientology: ...[..] [..] He went on to write the famous “Xenu flyer” used to hand out at demonstrations. It is found in Operation Clambake, a comprehensive web site devoted to exposing Scientology.
    Who is Xenu
    http://www.xenu.net/archive/leaflet/xenuleaf.htm

    XENU Directory - more golden quotes and notes from Roland

    Roland Rashleigh-Berry
    Former scientologist
    http://www.xenu-directory.net/critics/rashleighb1.html

    I will miss the laughs, and I thank him for all he did to help expose scientology,
    RIP, Roland <3
  6. Great tribute to Roland, Mary, he was one of a kind, quite brilliant in the way he exposed Ron's evil con that has caused so much harm and misery to so many.
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  7. Ogsonofgroo Member

    Yarr, RIP Roland :( I am wondering if it is possible (mods/admins etc.) to start an archive of one of our deaded? I mean, is there a way of taking a person's posts, postmortem, and maybe starting a blog thingy, like a memorial garden/archive type of thing? Am not knowing, probably a bit of work. Just an idea, though likely badly expressed *sigh* He did many, many funny, poignant, an informative posts, I thought it'd be good to not lose them, and put the best out front sommerz *shrugz*

    Thank you Mary for putting that wonderful post together !
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  8. Yes, he sure did! Thank you.

    You're welcome, Ogs. I hope your suggestion is seriously considered. ((HUGGS))
  9. TorontosRoot Member

    Thanks for the brilliant tribute Mary! :)
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  10. Disambiguation Global Moderator

    Great idea! Make it so!
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  11. Am I the only one who came into this thread expecting this news to be another of Roland's jokes or hoaxes?
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  12. Goodnight Sweet Prince.
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  13. Argh.

    Just found thread :{

    and I was hoping "passed away peacefully" meant a re-enactment of Epic Swords Guy.



  14. Roland contributed more than most in the fight against Scientology and had the bruises on his face to show for it.
    He was a truly great friend to me and I miss him every single day.







    You can back the fuck off with your poisonous comments both here and everywhere else.
  15. TorontosRoot Member

    Not in english, could use translation.
  16. I still miss him. The world lost a gem and we lost a great resource/prankster/provider of laughter. I've been in these parts since 2008 and thought Roland RB was our great court jester.
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  17. muldrake Member

    Roland was one of the great OG trolls of the Internet, a genuinely witty and brave guy. I remember the picket where he took a solid, bloodying punch in the face, smiled, took a picture, and finished the protest.

    Fucks given? Zero.
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  18. SRG

    Even now reading this a lump rises in my throat at the thought of Roland and the knowledge he'll never be in my life again hurts in a way I can't describe.
    To me he was a great friend and advisor always there to answer my calls and always calling me at the oddest of times like 3am to ask me what were my thoughts on something or other.
    His humour and extraordinary wit and the man himself leave a great gap in my life.

    Roland you were a one off, a great man and totally irreplaceable.

    Wherever you are my friend I know you're having the last laugh.

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