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(Listverse)   L. Ron Hubbard commanded a sub chaser in WW2 and fought a 68 hour 'battle' trying to sink a sub that wasn't there. Later, he bombarded Mexico. He went on to found Scientology, which might explain a lot   (listverse.com) divider line 22
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2013-10-15 06:21:05 PM  
7 votes:
So I'm standing on a street corner, minding my own business, when a nice young lady approaches me and asks if I'd like to take a free personality test. I tell her that would be interesting, so she asks what I think some of my flaws might be. I answer "sometimes I'm very naive and gullible, and when I'm lonely I feel like I'm vulnerable to a big fake religion cheating me out of all my money in my moment of weakness."
2013-10-15 06:09:37 PM  
3 votes:

DoomPaul: Watch out subby, the Scientologists will come for you.


They might blow the shiat out of that empty house, two doors down.
2013-10-16 12:18:11 AM  
2 votes:
In January 1795, the French Revolutionary Army was advancing into the United Provinces (now the Netherlands) when the cold weather led to one of the strangest battles of the era. Johan Willem de Winter was sent with a group of French Hussars to capture the strongpoint of den Helder and to keep any Dutch ships from escaping to friendly Britain. When the general arrived, he found that a Dutch fleet, which had been anchored at den Helder, had become stuck in thick ice. Silently approaching the fleet by marching onto the ice, the Hussars were able to surround the ships and force the Dutch sailors to surrender. This is the only time in recorded history that a fleet has been captured by a cavalry charge.

That's not a cavalry charge, it's a dismounted sneak attack.

/great-great-great-grandfather was one of the highest ranking US officers during the Pig War
//in which the one and only casualty was some farmer's pig
2013-10-15 07:19:41 PM  
2 votes:
L. Ron Hubbard in uniform.
www.nolandalla.com
2013-10-15 06:11:04 PM  
2 votes:
Was he using sonar or an e-meter?
2013-10-15 06:08:51 PM  
2 votes:
i.telegraph.co.uk

How things could have been so different if he didn't have the face of a potato.
2013-10-15 05:49:07 PM  
2 votes:
No wonder he didn't like psychiatrists.
2013-10-15 05:23:38 PM  
2 votes:

hardinparamedic: So Hubbard wasn't completely incompetent, just MOSTLY incompetent?

Good to know.

Man still is one of history's greatest monsters.

[www.xenu.net image 651x574]


WTF kind of slogan is "We Come Back"? What does that even mean?

/I better call a recruiter to find out
2013-10-16 01:12:26 PM  
1 votes:
i68.photobucket.com

L Ron was doing battle with the submarine whose sole survivor, beached on the bottom, was about to meet with an Immortal Squid loving Udo Kier.
2013-10-16 01:08:19 AM  
1 votes:
Charles Manson was a noted scientologist but he later rejected it, saying it was "too crazy" for him.

Just saying.
2013-10-16 01:04:22 AM  
1 votes:

HotWingAgenda: In January 1795, the French Revolutionary Army was advancing into the United Provinces (now the Netherlands) when the cold weather led to one of the strangest battles of the era. Johan Willem de Winter was sent with a group of French Hussars to capture the strongpoint of den Helder and to keep any Dutch ships from escaping to friendly Britain. When the general arrived, he found that a Dutch fleet, which had been anchored at den Helder, had become stuck in thick ice. Silently approaching the fleet by marching onto the ice, the Hussars were able to surround the ships and force the Dutch sailors to surrender. This is the only time in recorded history that a fleet has been captured by a cavalry charge.

That's not a cavalry charge, it's a dismounted sneak attack.



A few Hussars rode up to the Dutch ships, said "don't start none, won't be none." The Dutch said "LOL, horses?... yeah, whatever, we've already been ordered not to resist." So, more of a cavalry singing telegram than a capture by cavalry charge or a dismounted sneak attack.
2013-10-15 09:30:57 PM  
1 votes:

Kumana Wanalaia: L Ron Hubbard blows Hitler in hell.


While Bob Hope watches and jacks off.
2013-10-15 08:54:22 PM  
1 votes:
Hubbard eventually pursued the phantom Japanese submarine into Chihuahua state, where he bombarded Mexico with advance copies of Dianetics from tiny DC 10 shaped spacecraft.

Many psychiatrists died in vain that day. However, the book reviews were terrible and merciless.
2013-10-15 08:49:48 PM  
1 votes:
Oh, give him a break. You try sinking a sub that isn't there.
2013-10-15 08:07:59 PM  
1 votes:

Begoggle: HAHA SCIENTOLOGY IS SO STOOPID
Everyone knows God came to Earth as a man and had himself killed for our sins and a guy in a pointy hat relays God's messages to us.

the ruler of Ethiopia and tells us to smoke copious amounts of weed.

FTF...
what was I talking about?
2013-10-15 07:06:06 PM  
1 votes:

scottydoesntknow: hardinparamedic: So Hubbard wasn't completely incompetent, just MOSTLY incompetent?

Good to know.

Man still is one of history's greatest monsters.

[www.xenu.net image 651x574]

WTF kind of slogan is "We Come Back"? What does that even mean?

/I better call a recruiter to find out


One of the tenents of Scientology is a sort of pseudo re-encarnation of the person. Sea Org members (This is what they actually believe) sign a 1 Million year Contract with the toy navy. They actually agree to come back after their re-encarnation to continue their service to the Scientologists.
2013-10-15 06:15:09 PM  
1 votes:
Don't ask me about it, I'm still OT I.
2013-10-15 06:00:54 PM  
1 votes:
Which SP greenlit this article?

Find him and send him to the hole!
2013-10-15 05:49:24 PM  
1 votes:
Watch out subby, the Scientologists will come for you.
2013-10-15 04:54:49 PM  
1 votes:
So he did one good thing!
2013-10-15 03:42:01 PM  
1 votes:
And that's not to mention his sh*tty writing
2013-10-15 03:38:52 PM  
1 votes:
FTFA:

On May 19, at 3:40 AM, Hubbard detected what he thought to be a Japanese submarine on his sonar.
...
A report, with testimonies from other ship commanders on the scene, later found that Hubbard had fought a 68-hour naval battle against a well-known and well-charted magnetic deposit on the sea floor.


SONAR doesn't work against magnetic deposits.  Magnetic Anomaly Detectors work against magnetic deposits.

And attacking non-existent submarines wasn't an uncommon thing back then.  Even the best Brit commanders sometimes attacked phantom contacts, only to find they was no submarine.

Also, the Allied ASW doctrine at that time was "hunt to exhaustion".  Submarines back then had limited air and battery power, and the idea was to persist until you either destroyed the contact and had good evidence thereof, or until they surfaced.

I'll give Hubbard a pass on this one.
 
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