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Update: Janet Reitman's book "Inside Scientology"

Discussion in 'Media' started by LarryBren, May 30, 2011.

  1. Triumph Member

    on a HuffPo article
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/John_Carmichael/scientology-secrets_b_891483_103518674.html

    its like a 'bad chain' mail they pass around...its the same drivel over and over....
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  2. Sponge Member

    Tony Ortega notes at the bottom of his latest Top 25 People Cripplling Scientology article today....
  3. xenubarb Member

    Math is HARD.
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  5. Anonymous Member

  6. Disco Necked Member

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  7. LarryBren Member

    Ah yes, the right reverend John Carmichael, known for his OT sense of smell. He will always be famous for the below video and his classic line found at 5:35 into the video. And that is the only thing for which he will be famous.

    How anyone can take this guy seriously after that boggles the mind.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbZh5sejqHw&feature=player_embedded
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  8. Anonymous Member

    Will some enterprising anon create a video of JC with clips from the G-Unit track?
  9. Jeff Jacobsen Member

  10. Triumph Member

    because Scientologist share the same Brain

    nothing like plagiarize each other...parroting the same approved Party Line

    taking their wisdom from the great mass of the proletariat!

    they are the caretakers of the revisionist history of Teegeeack!
    all Hail Xenu! and Copy Paste!

    they do what Hubbard would have done....use the same sentiments...shuffle a few words around...and pretend its profound!

    http://www.google.com/search?q= Many of Ms. Reitman’s sources are also members of or are affiliated with Anonymous, the cyberterro­rist organizati­on that has been the subject of federal investigat­ions for engaging in hate crimes against the Church and its members. Members of Anonymous have been arrested and convicted of federal crimes against the Church and more recently, against other innocent individual­s and groups.&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:eek:fficial&client=firefox-a#q=Many of Ms. Reitman’s sources are also members of or are affiliated with Anonymous, the cyberterro­rist organizati­on that has been the subject of federal investigat­ions for engaging in hate crimes against the Church and its members. Members of Anonymous have been arrested and convicted of federal crimes against the Church and more recently, against other innocent individual­s and groups.&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=QE1&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:eek:fficial&prmd=ivnsfd&filter=0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=16c82828e92b6176&biw=1355&bih=579

    http://www.google.com/search?q= Ms....s=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

    PS he plagiarized it....

    you didnt think he came up with it all by his widdle self
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  12. Dianetics JR Member

    I haven't seen that letter before. It's damning.

    Also, it contains what HAS to be one of the best lines Hubbard HAS ever written:

    "I didn't go to all the work I went to on HAS and other things to forget that my own revenue has to be a lot better than it has been in the past."

    Has much? Freaking learn how to write man.

    He mentions a week's intensive of auditing costs $850. That's over $7000 inflated to today's dollar.
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  13. Anonymous Member

    Ahh...jeffsmado...
  14. tikk Member

    HAS = Hubbard Association of Scientologists , which later became HASI (International)
  15. DeathHamster Member

    It's not like he ever changes.
  16. subgenius Member

    from the book:
    There they reviewed the caretakers' logs of Lisa's seventeen days at the Fort Harrison. The logs painted a devastating portrait—particularly those written during Lisa's final two days. One log contained a caretaker's recommendation that Lisa be taken to a doctor. It was a recommendation that Rathbun knew had been ignored until the very last minutes of her life.

    "If it isn't written, it isn't true," L. Ron Hubbard had always told his followers.

    Rathbun gathered the three or four most incriminating logs.
    "Lose 'em," he said to an aide. Then he walked out of the room.*
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  17. AnonLover Member

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  18. Dianetics JR Member

    I know what HAS is. You don't think that's a stupid sentence? I mean if you are going to abbreviate everything, at least have the decency to not repeatedly use short common words that are spelled the same as your abbreviations.

    /rant
  19. tikk Member

    Sorry, I got the distinct impression that you didn't get how HAS was used in the context of the sentence; I don't see it's noteworthy otherwise. He's writing for an audience of one, not a book, and it's not difficult to understand what he's talking about.
  20. Dianetics JR Member

    I guess I just read HAS as "has" not H.A.S.
  21. Sponge Member

    Estranged scientology PR drama queen, Karin Pouw writes to the Winipeg Free Press about the above article:
    Letter of the Day: Warped view of Scientology
    Winipeg Free Press, Letters to the Editor. 25th August 2011
    http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/op...tor/warped-view-of-scientology-128371183.html
    Same old bullshit: blah blah she never spoke to us, blah blah apostates, blah blah ignores our accomplishments blah blah.
    Ironically, the article has a picture of the "super power" building which just yesterday was the subject of a whopping $413,500 fine by the Clearwater Municipal Code Enforcement Board. 'Yeah that's quite some accomplishment. In the history of code enforcement in Clearwater the board agreed that it was a unique case. So there, scientology, you were treated exactly was you wanted to be: as a special case. Specially bad.

    Article comments are open.
    Pouw! Pouw! Pouw!
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  22. Random guy Member

    There's a very nice commenet there. Cudos, who ever wrote it!
  23. Sponge Member

    On Amazon today, Janet Reitman's book is currently ...

    #17 in the Best Sellers for the master category "Religion & Spirituality"
    http://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Books-Religion-Spirituality/zgbs/books/22/ref=zg_bs_unv_b_2_12779_1
    No pro scientology books in the top 100

    #2, #25 & #32 Best Sellers in the Religious Studies subcategory underneath Religion & Spitiuality (for the 3 book formats).
    http://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Books-Religious-Studies/zgbs/books/12779
    No pro scientology books in the top 100

    #1, #4 & #6 Best Sellers in the "Other practices" subcategory underneath Religion & Spitiuality (for the 3 book formats)
    http://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-...actices/zgbs/books/12761/ref=zg_bs_nav_b_2_22
    No pro scientology books in the top 100

    and finally, Janet's book is still not budging from these top spots....
    #1, #2, #3 in Best Sellers for Scientology's own specific subcategory under "other practices" (for the 3 book formats).
    http://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Books-Scientology/zgbs/books/12773/ref=zg_bs_nav_b_3_12761
    Critical books by Marc Headley, Amy Scobee, Nancy Many, Hugh Urban, Jon Atack and Flo Conway fill the #4, #5, #7, #10, #13 and #17 spots respectively, although this can be fairly fluid depending when you check the list.
    There are only 7 pro scientology books in scientology's own subcategory for the 20 best sellers. On average the best they achieve is to fill about half of the top 20. Janet Reitman's books seems likely to be pegged in the top spots and stands to pwn scientology's amazon domain for a very long time.

    We run this.
    Go read a book.
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  24. Anonymous Member

    And still hanging in at #34 on NY Times Best seller non fiction E books.
  25. LarryBren Member

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  26. Anonymous Member

    http://www.libraryjournal.com/lj/reviews/book/891256-421/arts__humanities_reviews_august.html.csp

  27. Sponge Member

    “Inside Scientology” tells stunning tale of a modern-day religion
    National Post 27th August 2011
    http://life.nationalpost.com/2011/0...-the-mindset-of-scientology-followers-author/
  28. Sponge Member

    Book review: "Inside Scientology" a non-scholar's introduction to the Church of Scientology
    Denver Post 28th August 2011
    http://www.denverpost.com/books/ci_18759672

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  30. Smurf Member

    Actor John Stamos tweeted - Aug. 23...

    "what's everyone reading now? i'm reading inside scientology (i hope i don't end up at the bottom of the ocean" http://twitter.com/#!/JohnStamos

    Krustie tweeted... Aug. 27..

    "For those who've asked..I will Be on QVC on Sept 10th & 11th in the AM..with Organic Liaison weight loss, energy products!! WOO HOO!!"

    http://twitter.com/#!/kirstiealley
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  31. Sponge Member

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  32. Anonymous Member

    ^^ there is also a like/dislike button for the vid with no need to register on aol for the vote.
    You know what to do.
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  33. anoncane Member

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  37. Budd Member

    Thank you. Now posting this link in several places... including CraigsList.
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  38. Xenu Is Lord Member

    JUST MADE THE FRONT PAGE OF AOL ! ! !

    cultexposed.png
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  39. Sponge Member

    . edit: deleted redundant post after thread merge.
  40. Sponge Member

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