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(NBC News)   This may come as a shock to some of you, but the Church of Scientology ran a sham drug treatment center to recruit members and scam people out of money   (rockcenter.nbcnews.com) divider line 116
    More: Obvious, Church of Scientology, Narconon, Lucas Catton, Rock Center, sales techniques  
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2013-04-05 12:12:10 AM  
Those charlatans claim Hubbard's teachings about drug addiction have nothing to do with his teachings about Scientology.

No, they really claim that.
 
2013-04-05 12:15:24 AM  
Whoever cooked that dried out, overcooked piece of crap in the photo in the article needs shot - it's a crime against perfectly good meat...
 
2013-04-05 12:16:08 AM  
And this makes them different from other faith based recovery programs how, exactly?
 
2013-04-05 12:16:12 AM  
scientology IS a drug

really though, i just don't know. If I could convince a bunch of brainless hollywood twerps with no self-esteem (actors don't seem to know WHO they are) to give me butt-tons of cash, and that's an awful lot, with all the sex and drugs I could ever want......

well.....shiat.

I just don't think I could pull it off with a straight face.

so here's to you, bad nebraska science fiction writer...
 
2013-04-05 12:17:11 AM  
Just read this article. These guys are heroes. Freaking $cientology! And yes, it  is worse than other religions so don't even start.(not that I'm a fan of any religion....just calling a cot a cult)
 
2013-04-05 12:17:22 AM  
I'm as shocked as I would be if someone told me the space pope was reptilian
 
2013-04-05 12:19:41 AM  
Scientology is nothing more than being obvious about the true purpose of a church... which is to bilk people out of money
 
2013-04-05 12:20:07 AM  
For reference though...the pork producers and advertisers in the article have a point.  The chop in the photo is a rib cut, if I'm seeing it right, and the "porterhouse" cut cooks very, very differently and, especially if you're grilling it, is generally a much better cut.  I've seen other cuts called "pork chops" as well; it's a vague term.  Most butchers price the cuts differently, and for good reason...still, I hope they're not dumb enough to think people will pay as much for pork as they do for beef just because they change the terminology.  Then again...chilean seabass, rapeseed oil, etc. have all gone way, WAY up in price due to renaming...
 
2013-04-05 12:20:53 AM  
static.igossip.com
 
2013-04-05 12:20:57 AM  
erm...for some reason both my posts went in the wrong thread...so...I am a moron, and fark's links are farked...
 
2013-04-05 12:21:05 AM  

Kyndig: Whoever cooked that dried out, overcooked piece of crap in the photo in the article needs shot - it's a crime against perfectly good meat...


And his tie is ugly too!
 
2013-04-05 12:21:56 AM  
The hell you say...


i28.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-05 12:26:22 AM  

scottydoesntknow: Kyndig: Whoever cooked that dried out, overcooked piece of crap in the photo in the article needs shot - it's a crime against perfectly good meat...

And his tie is ugly too!


Yes.  Yes it is

rlv.zcache.com
 
2013-04-05 12:26:51 AM  
This has been going on for decades now. It become really prevalent in the Fire and EMS community when Scientology targeted the 9/11 Responders to the WTC in New York with their "purification rundowns" claiming to be able to cure their lung and heart conditions through narcanon.

It was also one of the reasons the 9/11 Responders Compensation Bill to provide for the continuing healthcare of those men and women was delayed for a decade, because a select group of them, along with the Scientologists, demanded to get federal money for their quackery.
 
2013-04-05 12:26:51 AM  
I guess it is a real religion, after all.
 
2013-04-05 12:27:37 AM  
There's just no limit to greed I suppose.
 
2013-04-05 12:29:04 AM  
I was working for a tier 1 provider back when anon was bombarding everything scientology related. 3/4 years ago? Something like that.

I got a few calls from a high profile customer but it was a company name I wasn't familiar with. They were getting slammed by attacks saturating circuits to all their locations but they wouldn't let us institute even the most basic measure against out of fear that legit users would experience downtime (something that was happening as we spoke)

He kept calling me through this entire thing, gathering info and such... as people in this situation are wont to do. Inevitably, inbetween our convo's, I had an idea to run by him and tried to call him.

I got the weirdest wait music I've ever heard in my life.
The happiest most artificially cheerful people I'd ever heard were belting away these lyrics:
"JUST BE, Is the way to be! JUST BE! Is the way to be!"

wtf?...

I put it on speaker, I needed a witness to this crazy ass music. The only other coworker on that night looks over at me wtih a quizzical face. He walks over, takes a look at my screen, goes back to his desk. "dude, I just googled that company, those are scientology circuits! lol"

Great, I wasn't just on hold waiting to talk to an asshole I couldn't care less about, a man working for an organization that makes me wish I believed in hell,

I was probably actively being brainwashed while doing so!

Now, I know I have an obligation to my company to do right by them and by their paying customers. Unfortunately, I conveniently ended up so busy on *other work* I didn't manage to get back to Mr. Weird-ass Hold Music the rest of the night.

I figured their ddos would just be, and that was (apparently) the way to be.

And while that might not make sense to you or I, I figured they'd understand... be it on some metaphysical, bullshiat, polygraphing tomatoes way.
 
2013-04-05 12:30:10 AM  
www.cs.cmu.edu
 
2013-04-05 12:32:58 AM  
dumbads.com

www.wormsandgermsblog.com
 
2013-04-05 12:35:07 AM  

Rufus Lee King: Kyndig: For reference though...the pork producers and advertisers in the article have a point.  The chop in the photo is a rib cut, if I'm seeing it right, and the "porterhouse" cut cooks very, very differently and, especially if you're grilling it, is generally a much better cut.  I've seen other cuts called "pork chops" as well; it's a vague term.  Most butchers price the cuts differently, and for good reason...still, I hope they're not dumb enough to think people will pay as much for pork as they do for beef just because they change the terminology.  Then again...chilean seabass, rapeseed oil, etc. have all gone way, WAY up in price due to renaming...

Wrong thread, but it sort of works.


Ha
 
2013-04-05 12:35:44 AM  

Kyndig: Whoever cooked that dried out, overcooked piece of crap in the photo in the article needs shot - it's a crime against perfectly good meat...


Wrong thread?
 
2013-04-05 12:36:58 AM  
img850.imageshack.us
 
2013-04-05 12:44:06 AM  
Yup. Family is almost personally affected by this.
Turns out scientologists don't make good pain specialists.
 
2013-04-05 12:46:23 AM  
[claude-raines.jpg]
 
2013-04-05 12:46:37 AM  

cc_rider: The hell you say...


[i28.photobucket.com image 640x360]


He wanted to show how silly religion can get, but sadly was swept up in his own masquerade.
 
2013-04-05 12:49:10 AM  
This "news" you speak of is intriguing and timely.

i651.photobucket.com

What year did you say it was again, 1926?!

// how much for a subscription?
 
2013-04-05 12:51:57 AM  
Considering Hubbard was a con man and drug addict this makes perfect sense.
 
2013-04-05 12:52:21 AM  
Douche.  Now a belief system.
 
2013-04-05 12:52:42 AM  

RoboZombie: And yes, it  is worse than other religions so don't even start.(not that I'm a fan of any religion....just calling a cot a cult)


Yes, it's a cult. Yes, they do terrible things. But in the last decade, the Catholic church has covered up and saved how many child molesters from having to face justice? Islam has left how many dead in Iraq, and Iran, and Egypt, and the rest of the Middle East and the world? Hard-line Judaism in Israel has left how many Palestinians dead?

Scientology is a terrible crime against humanity, but it is no worse than any of the other major religions. It SEEMS worse, because it's young enough that most members are still in the "hard-line, born-again, recent convert extremist" phase, but as time goes by, it will mellow out like other religions. We're already seeing it, with sects and break-away faiths that are far less extreme in their doctrines forming all around the country. As it grows and ages, it will lose the ability to keep such rigid control over its members, and it will cease trying. In the meantime, while it has a high body-count, it's not even comparable to the three big faiths. Not even close, no matter how many slaves they have on their cruise ship armada, or how many people's lives they try to destroy for ratting on them or leaving the church.

/ALL religion sucks
 
2013-04-05 12:52:50 AM  

hardinparamedic: This has been going on for decades now. It become really prevalent in the Fire and EMS community when Scientology targeted the 9/11 Responders to the WTC in New York with their "purification rundowns" claiming to be able to cure their lung and heart conditions through narcanon.

It was also one of the reasons the 9/11 Responders Compensation Bill to provide for the continuing healthcare of those men and women was delayed for a decade, because a select group of them, along with the Scientologists, demanded to get federal money for their quackery.


l.yimg.com
Agrees.
 
2013-04-05 12:53:17 AM  
religion = scam

always has been, always will be
 
2013-04-05 12:53:42 AM  

Dr.Zom: Considering Hubbard was a con man and drug addict this makes perfect sense.


I'm starting to think he also had BPD.
 
2013-04-05 12:56:51 AM  
W

Fecal Conservative: Kyndig: Whoever cooked that dried out, overcooked piece of crap in the photo in the article needs shot - it's a crime against perfectly good meat...

Wrong thread?


He means Brian Williams.
 
2013-04-05 12:58:45 AM  

cc_rider: The hell you say...


[i28.photobucket.com image 640x360]


Rebuttal.
upload.wikimedia.org

collider.com

upload.wikimedia.org

Asimov and Philip K Dick would have been wealthier if they were alive today and licensing their works for movies instead of their estates.
 
2013-04-05 12:58:54 AM  

Mantour: [www.cs.cmu.edu image 395x356]


The guy on the right looks like the Trololo guy's brother
 
2013-04-05 12:59:39 AM  
Oh, and I'm in before someone says that Scientology is no worse than any other major religio-GODDAMMIT Lusipher.
 
2013-04-05 01:01:48 AM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: [claude-raines.jpg]


burneylawfirm.com
 
2013-04-05 01:02:44 AM  

GreatGlavinsGhost: Dr.Zom: Considering Hubbard was a con man and drug addict this makes perfect sense.

I'm starting to think he also had BPD.


Psychopathy worsened by drug use, if I were to armchair diagnose.

Facet 1: Interpersonal
Glibness/superficial charm
Grandiose sense of self-worth
Pathological lying
Cunning/manipulative
Facet 2: Affective
Lack of remorse or guilt
Emotionally shallow
Callous/lack of empathy
Failure to accept responsibility for own actions

Check check check.....
 
2013-04-05 01:12:19 AM  
i.imgur.com  Laughing all the way to the bank
 
2013-04-05 01:19:20 AM  

holybull99: religion = scam

always has been, always will be


That's why a good atheist like Hubbard found the scam so easy to do.
True faith, however, is something else entirely.
 
2013-04-05 01:19:28 AM  

wildcardjack: cc_rider: The hell you say...


[i28.photobucket.com image 640x360]

Rebuttal.
[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x290]

[collider.com image 470x379]

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x196]

Asimov and Philip K Dick would have been wealthier if they were alive today and licensing their works for movies instead of their estates.


I agree on Asimov and PKD, but to be fair, L. Ron lacked the basic humanity to be successful in the sci-fi business. Therefore, he had no qualms about bilking lost souls out of their life savings and separating them from their friends and families.
 
2013-04-05 01:19:29 AM  
Can't remember if it was Waiting for the Galactic Bus or The Snake Oil Wars, but according to Parke Godwin ol' Mr. Hubbard is now an answering machine.
 
2013-04-05 01:19:34 AM  

Kyndig: erm...for some reason both my posts went in the wrong thread...so...I am a moron moran, and fark's links are farked...


/ftfy
//I keed, I keed
 
2013-04-05 01:22:16 AM  
I'll just leave this here.

rationalwiki.org
 
2013-04-05 01:25:01 AM  
1) Scare the shiat out of people.
2) Tell them you can protect them... for a price.
3) Profit.

/ah, religion
 
2013-04-05 01:31:16 AM  
Which one?

/but they have a 99.8 success rate ask them, look at there web sites they will TELL YOU...
 
2013-04-05 01:50:48 AM  
I used to fill the vending machines at the XXXXX Scientology branch.  The vending machines were in the back room.  The staff would come in there and practice 'accidentally' bumping into people as an excuse to start up a conversation with the victim to suck them into coming by for a visit and get their bio feedback or some shiat.  It reminded me of a farking pickpocket school!  I guess it was kind of the same thing.
 
2013-04-05 01:54:00 AM  
So it really is a religion.
 
2013-04-05 01:59:09 AM  

MFAWG: And this makes them different from other faith based recovery programs how, exactly?


For sheer ugly commercialism and blatant lying in the name of sucking the last dime out of dying addicts, Narconon was hard to beat back in the day. They'd have been less evil if they'd just stabbed people and stolen their money outright. There wasn't even a pretense of caring about their marks or trying to treat their illness. More like "Got money? Come on in, and we'll keep you alive long enough to make sure you die completely broke--still addicted and hopeless, but without even the lint in your pockets."
 
2013-04-05 02:00:15 AM  

Polish Hussar: I'm as shocked as I would be if someone told me the space pope was reptilian


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dT7tac9h8Gw


indeed.
 
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