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(ABC)   John Travolta flies his private jet to Haiti, carrying the supplies the Haitians REALLY need: Scientology ministers, E-meters and all the copies of "Dianetics" they could ever want   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 354
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2010-01-26 10:07:37 AM  
I like to shiat on Scientology too but no point in totally lying in the headline to do it.
 
2010-01-26 10:09:27 AM  
Was Capt. Kirk the Subby?
 
2010-01-26 10:11:35 AM  
I don't get it.
 
2010-01-26 10:15:03 AM  
Headso: I like to shiat on Scientology too but no point in totally lying in the headline to do it.

FTFA: John Travolta has flown a jetliner carrying relief supplies into the Haitian capital, along with doctors and ministers from the Church of Scientology.

How about "partially" lying? What do you think Co$ doctors and ministers are there to do?

Don't get me wrong -- I think Travolta and Preston's hearts are in the right place, but Co$' practice of exploiting tragedies is undeniable.
 
2010-01-26 10:16:26 AM  
Diogenes: but Co$' practice of exploiting tragedies is undeniable.

They are just following an existing template.
 
2010-01-26 10:18:55 AM  
Headso: I like to shiat on Scientology too but no point in totally lying in the headline to do it.

Well..

This is what they do when they get there. Seriously.

The headline, sadly, isn't far off.

Diogenes: What do you think Co$ doctors and ministers are there to do?

Exactly.
 
2010-01-26 10:22:31 AM  
Wait a minute, didn't travolta defect from scientology not long ago?

//wonders what blackmail material they had on him..
 
2010-01-26 10:33:37 AM  
I don't understand why cos always has to send people out to these things. At the core of their religion is that the removal of thetans allows them to reach their true potential and manipulate the world around them with pure will.

If this were the case, why would they need planes? Couldn't they just teleport there? And why even go down there? Couldn't they just will the area into being rebuilt and even more prosperous than it was before?
 
2010-01-26 10:42:07 AM  
IrateShadow: Couldn't they just teleport there?

Of course, they could. The just need the planes to bring the supplies.
 
2010-01-26 10:43:41 AM  
Diogenes: Co$' practice of exploiting tragedies is undeniable.

What are your thoughts on solar powered bibles?
 
2010-01-26 10:44:46 AM  
By giving away high-quality E-meters for free, they are going to drive all of the Haitian E-meter manufacturers out of business.
 
2010-01-26 10:46:34 AM  
Talon: What are your thoughts on solar powered bibles?

A severely misplaced priority.
 
2010-01-26 10:49:04 AM  
Diogenes: Talon: What are your thoughts on solar powered bibles?

A severely misplaced priority.


i think it's probably the right priority, considering how impractical and silly looking it would be to attach wind turbines to bibles.
 
2010-01-26 10:49:18 AM  
Snarfangel: By giving away high-quality E-meters for free, they are going to drive all of the Haitian E-meter manufacturers out of business.

Has anyone actually read the patent for the E-meter? It's basically a machine that goes "bing," but instead of the bing, it lights up an LED.
 
2010-01-26 10:49:26 AM  
Eddie Adams from Torrance: IrateShadow: Couldn't they just teleport there?

Of course, they could. The just need the planes to bring the supplies.


No one expects the Haitian expedition! Our chief weapon is supplies...supplies and beer...beer and supplies.... Our two weapons are beer and supplies...and ruthless efficiency...
 
2010-01-26 10:52:45 AM  
thomps: Diogenes: Talon: What are your thoughts on solar powered bibles?

A severely misplaced priority.

i think it's probably the right priority, considering how impractical and silly looking it would be to attach wind turbines to bibles.


Maybe for Haiti they should consider geo-kinetic.

/too soon?
 
2010-01-26 10:58:35 AM  
Diogenes: thomps: Diogenes: Talon: What are your thoughts on solar powered bibles?

A severely misplaced priority.

i think it's probably the right priority, considering how impractical and silly looking it would be to attach wind turbines to bibles.

Maybe for Haiti they should consider geo-kinetic.

/too soon?


i was going to make a joke about there not being any buildings around to block air flow to the wind turbines, but i think it's probably in better taste to get back to making fun of scientologists and their devious plan to divert food and supplies from our troops.
 
2010-01-26 11:08:49 AM  
jebusfreak: Has anyone actually read the patent for the E-meter? It's basically a machine that goes "bing," but instead of the bing, it lights up an LED.

Actually, it's a simple whetstone bridge, it measures the resistance between the two cans attached to wires. At best it's a very crude lie detector of sorts, or maybe something along the lines of one of those `love tester' machines you see in malls. At worst it's absolutely nothing whatsoever. It certainly seems to have no practical use.

Proper usage of an e-meter:
img219.imageshack.us
 
2010-01-26 11:11:50 AM  
I am certainly not going to stand up for Scientologists, but, lets assume they are not bringing e-meters, copies of Dianetics, etc, and just bringing people to truly help, I don't see that being any different from the probably 100s of Xtian Churches and organiations doing the same thing (and not dropping off Bibles at the same time either I'd hope).
 
2010-01-26 11:14:22 AM  
Diogenes: I think Travolta and Preston's hearts are in the right place, but Co$' practice of exploiting tragedies is undeniable.

I agree...though I have yet to figure out what interest the CoS would have in some of the poorest people in the world.

Not exactly their target demographic.
 
2010-01-26 11:15:44 AM  
Lionel Mandrake: Diogenes: I think Travolta and Preston's hearts are in the right place, but Co$' practice of exploiting tragedies is undeniable.

I agree...though I have yet to figure out what interest the CoS would have in some of the poorest people in the world.

Not exactly their target demographic.


i might just be a cynic, but i would almost guarantee that every single group that they deploy comes complete with at least one cameraman
 
2010-01-26 11:16:31 AM  
Religious organizations have never before used relief efforts as an opportunity to proselytize.
 
2010-01-26 11:18:12 AM  
Yes, but are their copies of Dianetics solar powered?
 
2010-01-26 11:18:54 AM  
ToxicMunkee: Yes, but are their copies of Dianetics solar powered?

Solar power not necessary. They're powered by L ron hubbard's belated ego alone..
 
2010-01-26 11:21:43 AM  
Haiti doesn't have any money. What interest could Co$ possibly have down there?
 
2010-01-26 11:21:57 AM  
Diogenes: Headso: I like to shiat on Scientology too but no point in totally lying in the headline to do it.

FTFA: John Travolta has flown a jetliner carrying relief supplies into the Haitian capital, along with doctors and ministers from the Church of Scientology.

How about "partially" lying? What do you think Co$ doctors and ministers are there to do?

Don't get me wrong -- I think Travolta and Preston's hearts are in the right place, but Co$' practice of exploiting tragedies is undeniable.


they'll provide the same quality medical and psychiatric care that they did for Travolta's son?
 
2010-01-26 11:23:40 AM  
Lionel Mandrake: I agree...though I have yet to figure out what interest the CoS would have in some of the poorest people in the world.

Not exactly their target demographic.


Think of it like a wealth-trap, and "the noble cause of helping poor people" is the bait. The rich people come sniffing around for a place to offload their otherwise inflated tax bracket, they reach for that noble cause of yours, and SNAP! Profit!
 
2010-01-26 11:26:34 AM  
Could it be worse than the Voodoo and the Catholicism already there?

//I think ejecting the thetans could be seen as a threat to the Loa.
 
2010-01-26 11:27:18 AM  
Cagey B: Religious organizations have never before used relief efforts as an opportunity to proselytize.

Scientology isn't a religion. It's a cash grab.

Lionel Mandrake: I have yet to figure out what interest the CoS would have in some of the poorest people in the world.

Exactly. What a sick organization.
 
2010-01-26 11:31:20 AM  
the_be_sharps: Scientology isn't a religion. It's a cash grab.

Religion has never before been about grabbing cash.
 
2010-01-26 11:31:31 AM  
I will convert to anything JUST GET THIS FREAKING RUBBLE OFF OF ME!
 
2010-01-26 11:33:18 AM  
brap: I will convert to anything JUST GET THIS FREAKING RUBBLE OFF OF ME!

And thus was born the Seventh Day Hamburglarists.
 
2010-01-26 11:39:16 AM  
Talon: What are your thoughts on solar powered bibles?

Dumb, but not as dumb as saying that me touching someone's forehead would cure someone to the point of not requiring an amputation anymore.
 
2010-01-26 11:42:10 AM  
I'm certain the Scientologist ministers will uncover the truth in Haiti that the earthquake was caused by abusive psychiatrists.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2010-01-26 11:44:58 AM  
Cagey B: the_be_sharps: Scientology isn't a religion. It's a cash grab.

Religion has never before been about grabbing cash.


Can you imagine if a religion built roads instead of cathedrals? It would probably help its followers a lot more than a pretty building.

And if not, at least they could get the hell out of town really quickly.
 
2010-01-26 12:00:01 PM  
Snarfangel: Can you imagine if a religion built roads instead of cathedrals?

What would they pave it with? Good intentions?
 
2010-01-26 12:07:03 PM  
He's going to help all those children who got their faces off.
 
2010-01-26 12:10:48 PM  
Meh, CoS, Christians, {insert_religion}, etc. All the farking same. The leaders take advantage of followers wanting to help people in need to spread their "religion" whether they are complicit or not. Why do you think religious groups come out en-masse during times of crisis.
 
2010-01-26 12:54:55 PM  
CtrlAltDelete: This is what they do when they get there. Seriously.

Hey, the President of Gambia says he cures AIDS with an herbal mixture. It's all in the mind. The guy who lost feeling in his legs realized that he felt them AFTER seeing the Scientologist, and associated the "cure." with that He should see a psychiatrist clear.

/when do the snake handlers arrive to aid the Haitians?
 
2010-01-26 01:33:12 PM  
Somaticasual: wonders what blackmail material they had on him..

That's the underlying purpose of the "auditing" process. To gather blackmailable information. similar to the catholic confessional.
 
2010-01-26 01:57:14 PM  
Eddie Adams from Torrance: Snarfangel: Can you imagine if a religion built roads instead of cathedrals?

What would they pave it with? Good intentions?


Satanism?
 
2010-01-26 01:57:48 PM  
Eddie Adams from Torrance: Snarfangel: Can you imagine if a religion built roads instead of cathedrals?

What would they pave it with? Good intentions?


*snert*
 
2010-01-26 01:57:54 PM  
Somaticasual: Wait a minute, didn't travolta defect from scientology not long ago?

//wonders what blackmail material they had on him..


they probably killed his son. what we heard in the news was just the cover-up.
 
Xai
2010-01-26 01:58:34 PM  
Scientology Brainwashes
 
2010-01-26 01:58:42 PM  
I don't care what religion he is, good for him, I am sure the people of Haiti appreciate the effort.

COS is just another cult, like the Catholics, only newer.
 
2010-01-26 01:59:06 PM  
jebusfreak: Snarfangel: By giving away high-quality E-meters for free, they are going to drive all of the Haitian E-meter manufacturers out of business.

Has anyone actually read the patent for the E-meter? It's basically a machine that goes "bing," but instead of the bing, it lights up an LED.


It goes bing when there's stuff? Sounds like a timey wimey detector!

www.drafthouse.com

Approves!
 
2010-01-26 01:59:33 PM  
I wonder if he will be burned at the stake as a heretic.
 
2010-01-26 01:59:37 PM  
Did they let them land? If I were the CO, i would have turned them away as a distraction.
 
2010-01-26 01:59:42 PM  
He's going to put rubber hoses up their noses.
 
2010-01-26 01:59:57 PM  
I am sure Travolta's heart is in the right place. But the space and time he took up on the runway would probably been better used by international relief cargo planes.

From what I understand, the gating factor is airport space and runway allocation.

But you gotta hand it to him, he is trying to help.
 
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