35 Burst results for "Scientology"

Remember Alec Baldwin's Run on Talk Radio?

The Dan Bongino Show

02:01 min | 4 months ago

Remember Alec Baldwin's Run on Talk Radio?

"Alan do you have Alec Baldwin Totally unintentional So before I get into this because I want to talk about just again facts here how you should be very proud of yourself being on the conservative side of the aisle that you can make an argument Hey voter ID is not going to stop black people from voting Why Black people are smart and intelligent and are perfectly capable of getting an ID just like whites Hispanics Asians and everyone else That shouldn't be controversial right We can back that up with data The left can But here's what happens when you try to do talk radio by the way And you think you can just you think it was just such an easy job anybody can hack it You know Alec Baldwin yeah yeah that guy yeah look ball but don't get close to him on a movie set So Alec Baldwin right Here's Alec Baldwin trying to do talk radio from years ago This is not a joke He thought it would be really easy What was the station W PH the grade station legacy station I believe in Philly right Yes WPC Here's Alec Baldwin thinking ah you know what Those conservative idiots on talk radio Sean Hannity Levin Yeah probably rushed to Limbaugh at the time They don't know what they're doing I can do it I'm Alec bull here check this out This is a classic When we come back we have some time Oh great We're going to take some calls Whenever we want We have calls that are on there now Yeah What do people call to get on the air Do we have that number It's right there Do I have the cool number in front of me Oh I'm so sorry That's interesting Interesting Of course any other questions you have any other comments you have call us to what else Call us we have any calls yet there Ivan No cost Let's read some more about Scientology Is Sean Hannity a scientologist Alec Baldwin posing the big questions tonight here Do we have any calls here Ivan None Boy it's just incredible My favorite part of

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'The Inventor' Documentary Investigates the Rise and Fall of Theranos

Reality Life with Kate Casey

01:27 min | 1 year ago

'The Inventor' Documentary Investigates the Rise and Fall of Theranos

"Week. Marks the beginning of the elizabeth homes trial the case. Us versus homes began on tuesday with jury selection. One of my most favorite documentaries on my all time. Favorite list is the inventor executive produced by academy award winner. Alex gibney who also did enron the smartest guys in the room and hbo's emmy winning going clear scientology in the prison of beliefs this. Hbo documentary investigates the rise and fall of theranos the one time multibillion dollar healthcare company founded by elizabeth homes in twenty four elizabeth holmes dropped out of stanford to start a company that was going to revolutionize healthcare in twenty fourteen theranos was valued at nine billion dollars making her touted as the next steve jobs. The youngest self made female billionaire in the world but just two years later. Theranos was cited as a massive fraud by the sec and its value is less than zero so if convicted elizabeth holmes faces up to twenty years in prison plus two point seven five million dollars in fines as well as restitution to be paid out to victims drawing on extraordinary access to never before seen footage and testimony from key insiders. The inventor tells a silicon valley tale. That was too good to be true. It examines how this could have happened. And who is responsible while exploring the psychology of deception

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Danny Masterson, the Ginger Rapist, Sells His Hollywood Hills Home

AJ Benza: Fame is a Bitch

01:16 min | 1 year ago

Danny Masterson, the Ginger Rapist, Sells His Hollywood Hills Home

"Oh boy, this is good news. This is good news. Be happy. And say a prayer tonight after 8 years and 6 separate lawsuits, the Ginger rapist, Danny Masterson, has put his Hollywood Hills mansion on the market. Yes, guys got plenty of money from the 70s show, but look, he's selling the house. I think I don't think I know he's heard that his case doesn't look good. And if he loses, he's going to be a way for up to 45 years. No need for that extra house. That's good news for all the girls who called me who were victims of his rapes and sexual harassment and beatings and all sorts of shit. This guy, this piece of shit was accused of multiple counts of rape, he also lost an unrelated lawsuit against his mortgage hold is a week or so ago, which left him on the hook for about 2 million bucks owed on the house that he has near the Scientology Hollywood celebrity center so a week after that judgment he puts his 5 bedroom four bathroom house for

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Laura Prepon Reveals She Left Scientology Five Years Ago

San Diego's Morning News with Ted and LaDona

00:46 sec | 1 year ago

Laura Prepon Reveals She Left Scientology Five Years Ago

"Actress Laura Prepon says she is no longer a Scientologist. Mm in a new interview for People magazine that they didn't let you leave well. There. I'm not going to say a word because They send us things in a new interview. They don't care where people make it. I don't care. Okay, Just so you know, Scientologists, I do not care. In a new interview for People magazine. The 41 year old Orange is the new Black Star says she hasn't practiced Scientology in about five years, and it's no longer a part of her life. Prepon, who has two kids with actor Ben Foster says she now practices meditation. And that they meditate together daily. There you go a lot different than Scientology. I think I think

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"scientology" Discussed on The Thinking Atheist

The Thinking Atheist

06:37 min | 1 year ago

"scientology" Discussed on The Thinking Atheist

"Guy named mike green and i confronted at that point and he claimed he didn't know nia remedy was and i wrote about that three years ago but i did not name him at that time. Will now just the other day mike. Greens tax from his iphone became part of the court record in this bizarre unrelated lawson. Clearly show him with some other private. Investigators stocking leah remini and jennifer lopez as they were filming that show At a and that's why the piece. I explained this. There's a strange lawsuit that is completely unrelated that they managed to get his texts four. But it shows this following and one of the private investigators with mike green. That was following. Them has filed an affidavit saying that yeah the client was scientology but the the the investigations for itself. The man that owns at dan ribicoff Denied that told me that church scientology was not declined hundred percent. But as chris can tell you the turn. Scientology never hires investigators their attorneys. So this guy can say that the church scientology didn't hire him but it's very clear who they were working for plausible deniability. Xactly chris. Jump in absolutely yeah. This is a long term operating basis of the church of scientology. They have an entire division of their organization. Called the office of special affairs. Previously cartilage called the guardian's office. This has been in existence for decades. It's sole purpose is to stock harass and target church critics and ruin them utterly and that phrase ruin them. Utterly is an l ron hubbard quote. German nineteen fifty five reference. I believe so. These guys are not a turn the other cheek live and let live kind of group. They are the l ron hubbard wasn't incredibly vindictive man and he wrote that vindictiveness into the dna of the church so every church. Our emulates hubbard's vindictiveness. At and i. I can speak from personal experience. It changes you. You start looking at everybody. Who's not a scientologist as the enemy. And this is the this is how they operate. so they hire these private investigators. They hire these attorneys to go after their quote unquote enemies and their enemies are people who really just want to stop doing scientology. They're not criminals. They're not bad people but when criminal activity comes up in the churches involved in covering it up. The church's machinery goes into play to protect the church and destroy its enemies and we see this kind of stalking and harassment and other nonsensical behavior. I have to think that for the four women. Who've come forward there must be so many others who have not and they're watching from the wings right there waiting to see what's going to happen in the months. Maybe even the years ahead. Is you think that your perception. I'm aware of seven women that talk the lapd about dating masters and they've charged on three. But i i. I've known about seven that that spoke the police and four suing him. One of the most alarming in these new tax about lia was when the one private investigator was telling the other one about what their assignment was explained that it was leeann. The other guy realized ocean left scientology. mike breen says to him. Yeah word is they wanna killer nethon attacks from one private investigated to another who were following her for scientology. So it's pretty grim. Leah's not happy about it. We've got some choice coach. Her daily beast. You take a kid when you were first telling that story. Did i hear police and pi or just p. I i wanna make sure they're they're. They're former cops. All these guys are retired cops their fifteen forty forties and s fifties and Green was a retired nypd. Detective sol roth was a retired nassau county cop and they're making a fifty bucks an hour in these people around late at night. Chris shelton tony ortega anything else. You think we need to know about danny masterson the case church anything else. I would like to just say just to leap onto that. Last point not only are there. Sexual assault cases in the wings are other kinds of criminal activity. That scientologists been engaged in for years. Credit card fraud financial nonsense In in even enforced bankruptcies as well as things with kids. And which. I don't even necessarily want to get into today if i can jump in We speak intellect child labor and those types of things while we're talking actually violations of labor laws and human trafficking in terms of labor and sex and that's it's got a very grim very dark history here and If this succeeds. I could easily see of the floodgate opening up for all of this stuff. And that would be so amazing and so overdo tony ortega the next hearing in danny masterson case is august ninth and then. The trial itself says tentatively scheduled for november. Megan pushed back a little bit. But we cover every step of the case antonio take orders. We have a new story up every morning about something in scientology so please come on by and join the conversation. May the flood gates open right. I mean this late. Let it all be exposed. I have this fantasy you know i. I'm disappointed. I think you had told me tony. That leah remini. You know once. She started doing her series and she really saw scientology exposed. I think she had hoped that there might be more consequences ya well. Yeah i mean if you watch the first series First season of Scientology and the aftermath. She actually teases it that by the end of the season they were going to have some sort of action legally and i think that she and mike really thought that they would. I mean there was a hit show. Huge will meant a giant audience. I think They really expected they would get some political backing and some government action.

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"scientology" Discussed on AJ Benza: Fame is a Bitch

AJ Benza: Fame is a Bitch

01:52 min | 1 year ago

"scientology" Discussed on AJ Benza: Fame is a Bitch

"But I tried to think about how much money it costs someone to get to the higher levels of Scientology. It's insane. As members get higher in the Scientology church. They are expected. You got to keep taking courses. And courses can run from 6 or 700 bucks for a beginner's class. And those escalate into several thousands of dollars per course. Then there's the audits. They ordered you the audience cost 800 bucks per hour. And all those books on dianetics, there are 12 basic books in Scientology and the package plus $4000. Imagine getting that Bill, you got to get your textbook for the next semester. Here, 12 books, $4000. And by the way, they make certain members buy those books multiple times whenever Scientology says, oh, that book got updated, get a new copy. You know, they don't put like a little pamphlet inside saying, here's what this no, get a whole new fucking time. And they already tell members that libraries have a demand for the books. And they encourage their members to buy multiple book packages and then donate to libraries. They have all these lectures and audio CDs from L Ron Hubbard. You've got to buy that. They want you to donate to the church's causes. You got to pay a membership fee. Then the Church of Scientology, they want you to pay the charge 10% of your gross income. Look, as you climb up the ranks, these programs run into tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. Basically, it's not unusual for somebody to spend over a half a $1 million to reach the top tier of

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AJ on the Financial Cost of Scientology

AJ Benza: Fame is a Bitch

01:53 min | 1 year ago

AJ on the Financial Cost of Scientology

"But I tried to think about how much money it costs someone to get to the higher levels of Scientology. It's insane. As members get higher in the Scientology church. They are expected. You got to keep taking courses. And courses can run from 6 or 700 bucks for a beginner's class. And those escalate into several thousands of dollars per course. Then there's the audits. They ordered you the audience cost 800 bucks per hour. And all those books on dianetics, there are 12 basic books in Scientology and the package plus $4000. Imagine getting that Bill, you got to get your textbook for the next semester. Here, 12 books, $4000. And by the way, they make certain members buy those books multiple times whenever Scientology says, oh, that book got updated, get a new copy. You know, they don't put like a little pamphlet inside saying, here's what this no, get a whole new fucking time. And they already tell members that libraries have a demand for the books. And they encourage their members to buy multiple book packages and then donate to libraries. They have all these lectures and audio CDs from L Ron Hubbard. You've got to buy that. They want you to donate to the church's causes. You got to pay a membership fee. Then the Church of Scientology, they want you to pay the charge 10% of your gross income. Look, as you climb up the ranks, these programs run into tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. Basically, it's not unusual for somebody to spend over a half a $1 million to reach the top tier of

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Anonymous and the World of Hackers

Timesuck with Dan Cummins

01:32 min | 1 year ago

Anonymous and the World of Hackers

"We are legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget expect us. This is the typical calling card sil- for anonymous a hacking collective that informed by two thousand seven these hackers slash activists or to use their language. Hacktivists have used their ability to break the technology that runs our lives to protest governments. Bring down websites and exposed countless pieces of personal sensitive. Information anonymous has hassled the kkk the church scientology and various governments across the world they've hacked into institutions previously thought to be unhappy able like the. Nsa the us national security agency. Who are they well. As the name implies they are anonymous we don't know most of their identities the hide behind online. Aliases and the iconic guy. Fawkes mask from v for vendetta anonymous was born on four chan's b board a forum dedicated to sharing ridiculous content offensive jokes and otherwise provide a safe haven for young people with dark senses of humor. Humor well mine probably like yours and from this community would bloom. Ethos centered around protecting free speech fighting government corruption try not to pay for copyright movies and music and sometimes fucking with completely innocent people just for some los anonymous has backed both revolutions and cyberbullying today. We will into the deeds and misdeeds of anonymous. How they began what they've done. Also dive into the history of hacking. Who were the first. Hackers hacking evolved over the years. What kinds of heists have some of the world's most talented and criminally minded hackers pulled off

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Atlanta Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is dangerously kooky. Apparently, that’s just what her voters want.

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition

04:45 min | 1 year ago

Atlanta Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is dangerously kooky. Apparently, that’s just what her voters want.

"Meets module retailer green in congress. She represents georgia's fourteenth district right outside atlanta and in life. She represents some views right outside of reality. Marjorie taylor green. She won her house race for a district in northwest georgia. She has in the past promoted. That cunanan conspiracy theories q. Is a patriot. We know that for sure but we do not know who q. Is people believe that q is someone very close to president trump. according to him many in our government are actively worshiping satan or they call moloch. I mean is it going to be true that the child pedophilia and the elites in the washington. Dc is that what we're really going to see them out is it going to be satanic worship q. Was in the house of representatives Loops now marjorie taylor. Green is hardly the first member of congress to hold some out their beliefs. I mean ted cruz believes that bid as working for him but cunanan is not just extreme. It's usual people. How are you going to be in the government and believe that the government is full of satan worshipping sex predators. It must be exhausting to be walking around the halls of congress. Just constantly opening doors like ta. Now just a supply closet. Gotcha now just a copy room fire. Now that's my office man. I'm so lost and it's not just cunanan. In fact it seems like green has a conspiracy theory for every letter of the alphabet the trump backing republican embraces completely false in on conspiracy theories and in a newly uncovered video from twenty eighteen claimed former president obama is muslim. The clintons had jfk junior killed and even questioned whether a plane crashed into the pentagon on nine. Eleven it's odd. There's never any evidence sean. For a plane and the pentagon facebook posts have surfaced in which green called the deadly parkland high school suiting. Fake along with video showing her harassing parkland shooting survivor. David hogg red light gun laws that attack our second amendment right. How do you get avid gun. Owners and people that support the second amendment to give up their guns and go along with anti gun legislation. How do you do that. Maybe you accomplish that by performing mass shooting into a crowd that is very likely to be conservative. Is that what happened in las vegas. Have you seen the picture of ruth. Baiter gingrich walk into the airport. Butler hillary clinton so is interesting. So i do not believe that was ruth negga. I don't think so. I don't need wow okay. So our bg has body double. Hillary clinton has a body double one makes it sound like everyone has their own body double. I mean that's such a silly thing to believe you'll the weekend they're onto us get out of them and raw but the big question is how did osama bin karen get elected to congress in the first place well it turns out she was lucky to be one of nine republicans running for the seat. So everyone's attention was spread around instead of focused on her kind of like how. There are so many different kinds of oreo. Now that you hardly even notice that one of the flavors of human flesh and while some of the cuban on stuff did come out mostly what voters knew about her was that she was a hardcore trump supporter. And yet she sometimes sounded like a crazy person but only in a comforting familiar way. She's a former trough in gym owner. Who has a few roles editor father's construction company but really has no political background at all. America's the greatest country in the world. We need conservatives in washington that will keep it that way. The democrat party is no longer an american party. They are now the party of socialism. They wanna rip our borders wide open. They wanna kill babies up until birth. And maybe even afterwards i have a message for antifa terrorists. Stay the hell out of northwest georgia god. Damn i'm no which house. I'm skipping on halloween. And by the way everyone's freaking out about greens cunanan on beliefs. But if you ask me. The scary cultures involved in is crawford's scientology jumping jacks but yes aside from the cul stuff a lot of greens. Beliefs are typical for today's republicans. But she also has a little extra something that makes the far right. Love her even more. It's racist

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"scientology" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN

News Talk 1130 WISN

01:40 min | 1 year ago

"scientology" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN

"Yes. So we're about to embark on a new adventure. This podcast on and this podcast is dedicated to Scientology. He's fair game, which is a policy written by L. Ron Hubbard in the fifties. Scientology claims that doesn't exist. These air the dirty tricks of Scientology, where they destroyed people, their enemies, their perceived enemies. Basically, it's what Mike anybody who says something that's the truth about Scientology. Yeah, that's right, Leah anybody that they perceive and described as an enemy and an enemy in Scientology terminology means Anyone that says things that we don't like anyone that ask questions that we don't like. And this doesn't mean that they have to be a Scientologist know this could be a journalist doing a story you could have been abused by Scientologist went to the These are all people who fall in the category of Fair game. If you do a welfare check on a family member, and you're not a Scientologist, you were fair game to Scientology. So what Scientology does is they just follow the policies written by L. Ron Hubbard. Under the fair game policy off, destroy, and that's what they've been doing for five decades. They continue to do it and I thank God that we have a forum to talk about this now in a way up to date minute to minute what Scientology's has been doing so well tell you the history of fair game but also tell you about what's going on today. What they're doing to people what they're doing to victims and to silence them from speaking. Listen to Scientology. Fair Game on the I Heart radio app or wherever you listen to podcasts. Listen and follow this podcast for free on the I.

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"scientology" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

Newsradio 1200 WOAI

01:43 min | 1 year ago

"scientology" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

"I'm joined by Mike render Hello everyone Happy to be back. Yes. So we're about to embark on a new adventure. This podcast on and this podcast is dedicated to Scientology. Fair game, which is a policy written by L. Ron Hubbard in the fifties. Scientology claims that doesn't exist. These air the dirty tricks of Scientology, where they destroyed people, their enemies, their perceived enemies. Basically, it's what Mike anybody who says something that's the truth about Scientology. Yeah, that's right, Leah. Anybody that they perceive and described as an enemy and an enemy in Scientology terminology means anyone that said. These things that we don't like Anyone that ask questions that we don't like. And this doesn't mean that they have to be a Scientologist know this could be a journalist doing a story You could have been abused by Scientologist went to the These are all people who fall in the category of Fair game. If you do a welfare check on a family member, and you're not a Scientologist, you were fair game to Scientology. So what Scientology does is they just follow the policies written by L. Ron Hubbard. Under the fair game policy off, destroy, and that's what they've been doing for five decades. They continue to do it. And I think God that we have a forum to talk about this now in a way up to date minute to minute what Scientology's has been doing so well tell you the history of fair game but also tell you about what's going on today what they're doing to people what they're doing to victims and to silence them from speaking. Listen to Scientology. Fair Game on the I Heart radio at board Wherever you listen to podcasts, Listen and.

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What's next for Kim & Kanye

Juicy Scoop with Heather McDonald

06:48 min | 1 year ago

What's next for Kim & Kanye

"Hit us all towards the end of tuesday. Evening that kim and conway are getting divorced. Now in the news i hit. It came from page six. Who basically said they've heard from multiple sources that she has met with laura wasser. Who's like the biggest attorney for celebrities. And i think she may have done kim's Other divorce from kris humphries. But i'm not one hundred percent sure but And it was like wealthy not for sure but then everybody else started to pick it up including e. news and meanwhile kim or chris or none of them made a statement like on their social media and he thinks this is absolutely not true. Please just working on ourselves. I don't know how the story got out and if it's someone you know if there's someone who knows how to work the media and to release stories one they want it released and have a hot. You know person to call right away. It's kris jenner. I believe this is happening. I'd be really shocked if it wasn't than the today. Show put out a tweet saying their sources are saying that they have not that she has not in fact filed which we know she hasn't because otherwise we would have the court document that she filed. That's normally how things are reported. Tmz has someone at the courthouse. Or they're living down there whatever they and they immediately know that. This person has filed for divorce That's kind of like what happened with erica. Jane put out. I think she filed or put out the statement the day of the election so this she has not filed yet and that supposedly they're she. They're meeting with attorneys to work out the mediation now. Of course i'm sure. They had very detailed prenuptial agreement. Which will help louis. Hopefully make this divorce easy as far as splitting up assets. I believe they're probably really smart about their purchases of big properties and whatnot so that it wouldn't be as messy if they were to break up. And how do i feel about it. Well there's been lots of hints Obviously in the last couple of years with his. And i'm gonna say psychotic grants to saying that slavery was a choice to showing up at. Tmz to the latest one. Where he said he was. He wanted to kill that he had his initial thought was to kill his daughter. Meaning get an abortion for north. And it was kim who Said no and that. He has terrible guilt about that. There's been really strange moments. Obviously but they have four kids and two of which she gave birth to all of their kids all of them Are there embryos. But after saint she had such terrible pregnancy that the two younger kids chicago and psalm. They were carried by surrogates. So my other question is are there any more frozen embryos of kim and kenya's and did she and i'm sure she did have some legal writings about who has the rights over those or did they destroy whatever embryos were left or does she have a bunch of eggs that she saved that have not been made into 'em meaning sperm has not greeted it so those eggs. She could eventually have kids with someone else. I bet she does just to be just for insurance. But i do think she's done having kids. She turned forty this year. She's got four kids. They're all full siblings. You know they're all healthy you know. She's just kind of getting out of that baby phase now. She's going to be single even if she fell in love with someone else. I kind of doubt that she'd want to have more but she might. You know Her mom kris had to kendall and kylie when she was like thirty nine. I think forty one. You know which was kind of older at that time now. You wouldn't blink an eye on it. So here's some strange things that has happened in the news. This is what people are saying. What would be at stake. If kanye west and kim crashing divorce so this expert wait in well kim conjugate to go up there to wyoming so they could live separate lives and quietly get things sorted out to separate and divorce and another new source claims that kim knows the marriage is over and she's known for a while. Now this whole thing with wyoming a lot of california people are buying property in wyoming. Connie did it. It's because there's a. There's no i believe and i might be wrong. There's no income tax. And i don't know what the property tax but there's no income tax so our income tax california's very high. So if you can establish residency in another state like wyoming. You can really save a lot of money but in order to do that you have to show that you truly live there money out of the year. You can't just buy a house. There and go spend one week at christmas and have account so he has been spending so much time there he does. You do go up there and they do enjoy it But obviously we knew she wasn't loving it that much just like she wasn't loving. You know having a house with not one speck of color. I don't know if you guys saw those christmas stockings. But they looked like Leg casts they were just white fluffy with no white stockings and that is just so different than the kind of style that kim grew up with in the kind of style we saw from her as a young adult. I mean to just act like you. Just suddenly don't like any color and your favorite color is multiple shades of nude. I just don't believe it. But she was so into giving konya this power of being like he knows fashion. He's making cool. What does konya thing. And then her team her makeup artist and glam squads were smart enough to know to ingratiate themselves to konya including her family order to be like. Oh what is konya. Okonya has a fashion show. Oh we're all going to wear these ripped clothes or we're all going to wear these prison outfits and these orthopedic nurse shoes and and and just walk down and do the fashion show and we have this fashion genius in our family. I mean think how happy they are to be done with this. Okay

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"scientology" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

News Radio 920 AM

01:39 min | 1 year ago

"scientology" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

"Happy to be back. Yes. So we're about to embark on a new adventure. This podcast on and this podcast is dedicated to Scientology is fair game, which is a policy written. By L. Ron Hubbard. In the fifties. Scientology claims that doesn't exist. These air the dirty tricks of Scientology, where they destroyed people, their enemies, their perceived enemies. Basically, it's what Mike anybody who says something that's the truth about Scientology. Yeah, that's right, Leah anybody that they perceive and described as an enemy and an enemy in Scientology terminology means Anyone that says things that we don't like anyone that ask questions that we don't like. And this doesn't mean that they have to be a Scientologist. This could be a journalist doing a story you could have been abused by Scientologist went to the These are all people who fall in the category of Fair game. If you do a welfare check on a family member, and you're not a Scientologist, you were fair game to Scientology. So what Scientology does is they just follow the policies written by L. Ron Hubbard. Under the fair game policy off, destroy, and that's what they've been doing for five decades. They continue to do it and I thank God that we have a forum to talk about this now in a way up to date minute to minute what Scientology's has been doing so well tell you the history of fair game but also tell you about what's going on today. What they're doing to people what they're doing to victims and to silence them from speaking. Listen to Scientology. Fair Game on the I Heart radio app or wherever you listen to podcasts. Listen and.

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George Clooney reacts to Tom Cruise rant: 'I understand why he did it'

Colleen and Bradley

02:51 min | 1 year ago

George Clooney reacts to Tom Cruise rant: 'I understand why he did it'

"Who's your D bag today? Colleen? His name is Jorge Clooney or E George, including Jorge Clooney. His name is George Clooney. Ah, horny. Why is Mr Clooney your d bag to day because he has inserted himself into the Tom cruise yelling at his staff. Story. Which, by the way, I don't know why I call it his staff because it's not technically his staff. It is the production crew on the movie upon which he is Working and is the star of But they're not employed by him. I understand that. That's a complicated thing to say. But it doesn't matter. Here's the deal. Okay. Bring everybody up to speed. Bradley. What happened on the set of mission impossible with Homos cruise. So Tom Cruise? Um Yelled and berated. Uh, Crew members from the set of Mission. Impossible Mission. Impossible. 300. I don't know what number do I think it's like Thunder 27. That rant was recorded. Um, And in the rant, he not only berates the employees individually and uses strong language. He's verbally abusive essentially to these people that apparently happened more than once. But the Recording of that went viral. Which led to everybody doing the thing that they do, which is have opinions about it. And it's Tom Cruise, and he is a complicated individual, controversial for one very specific reason Church of Scientology and that has created sort of a firestorm of a new story for the last 48 hours. So, um George Clooney was a guest on Howard Stern on Wednesday and he was asked about this episode. Um And George Clooney. I don't know. I feel like there would have been well, doesn't matter. Here's what he said. I'm not going to judge what he should have done. I would have done something different doesn't matter. Here's what George Clooney DiDio. Quote. He didn't overreact because it was a problem. I have a friend who's an A D on another TV show who had just this almost the exact same thing happened with not quite as far out a response. I wouldn't have done it that big. This is George Clooney talking I wouldn't have, you know, pulled people out. You're in a position of power. It's tricky, right? You do ever responsibility for everyone else, and he's absolutely right about that. And you know if the production goes down, a lot of people lose their jobs, people have to understand that and have to be responsible. It's just not my style to, you know, take everyone to task that way. So

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"scientology" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

WHAS 840 AM

01:31 min | 1 year ago

"scientology" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

"Render Hello everyone Happy to be back. Yes. So we're about to embark on a new adventure. This podcast on and this podcast is dedicated to Scientology. Fair game, which is a policy written by L. Ron Hubbard in the fifties. Scientology claims that doesn't exist. These air the dirty tricks of Scientology, where they destroyed people, their enemies, their perceived enemies. Basically, it's what Mike anybody who says something that's the truth about Scientology. Yeah, that's right, Leah anybody that they perceive and described as an enemy and an enemy in Scientology terminology means Anyone that says things that we don't like anyone that ask questions that we don't like. And this doesn't mean that they have to be a Scientologist know this could be a journalist doing a story you could have been abused by Scientologist went to the These are all people who fall in the category of Fair game. If you do a welfare check on a family member, and you're not a Scientologist, you were fair game to Scientology. So what Scientology does is they just follow the policies written by L. Ron Hubbard. Under the fair game policy off, destroy, and that's what they've been doing for five decades. They continue to do it and I thank God that we have a forum to talk about this now in a way up to date minute to minute what Scientology's has been deal. Portions of the following program will be recorded. You make it out this afternoon Traffic.

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"scientology" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

Newsradio 1200 WOAI

01:53 min | 1 year ago

"scientology" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

"Happy to be back. Yes. So we're about to embark on a new adventure. This podcast on and this podcast is dedicated to Scientology is fair game, which is a policy written by L. Ron Hubbard. In the fifties. Scientology claims that doesn't exist. These air the dirty tricks of Scientology, where they destroyed people, their enemies, their perceived enemies. Basically, it's what Mike anybody who says something that's the truth about Scientology. Yeah, that's right, Leah anybody that they perceive and described as an enemy and an enemy in Scientology terminology means Anyone that says things that we don't like anyone that ask questions that we don't like. And this doesn't mean that they have to be a Scientologist. This could be a journalist doing a story you could have been abused by Scientologist went to the These are all people who fall in the category of Fair game. If you do a welfare check on a family member, and you're not a Scientologist, you were fair game to Scientology. So what Scientology does is they just follow the policies written by L. Ron Hubbard under the fair game policy off, destroy, and that's what they've been doing for five decades. They continue to do it, and I thank God that we have a forum. Thanks for inviting me into your home Long haul truck, RV camper Taxi, your.

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"scientology" Discussed on 600 WREC

600 WREC

01:41 min | 2 years ago

"scientology" Discussed on 600 WREC

"Hello? Everyone Happy to be back. Yes. So we're about to embark on a new adventure. This podcast on and this podcast is dedicated to Scientology is fair game, which is a policy written. By L. Ron Hubbard. In the fifties. Scientology claims that doesn't exist. These air the dirty tricks of Scientology, where they destroyed people, their enemies, their perceived enemies. Basically, it's what Mike anybody who says something that's the truth about Scientology. Yeah, that's right, Leah anybody that they perceive and described as an enemy and an enemy in Scientology terminology means Anyone that says things that we don't like anyone that ask questions that we don't like. And this doesn't mean that they have to be a Scientologist. This could be a journalist doing a story you could have been abused by Scientologist went to the These are all people who fall in the category of Fair game. If you do a welfare check on a family member, and you're not a Scientologist, you were fair game to Scientology. So what Scientology does is they just follow the policies written by L. Ron Hubbard under the fair game policy off, destroy, and that's what they've been doing for five decades. They continue to do it, and I thank God that we have a forum to talk about this now in a way up to date minute to minute what Scientology's has been doing so well tell you the history of fair game. But also tell you about what's going on today what they're doing to people what they're doing to victims and to silence them from speaking. Listen to Scientology. Fair Game on the I Heart radio app or wherever you listen to podcasts. Listen and.

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NXIVM victim speaks out for first time about sex cult horror in trailer of new true crime documentary

Donna and Steve

04:41 min | 2 years ago

NXIVM victim speaks out for first time about sex cult horror in trailer of new true crime documentary

"So you're aware of this Nexium have Yes, it was supposed to be like a self help group. Yup. With 16,000 members. Okay, kind of feels a little Scientology ish to some degree. What they did was. It was a group that promised people the tools for personal success and empowerment. Okay, and it ended up attracting all these Hollywood stars millionaires. This is no big surprise because it had come crashing down after allegations of a secret sex cold surfaced. Now I remember this before this This documentary ever came out actress Catherine Oxenberg on who is from Dynasty fame, mostly Her daughter, India. She and her daughter went to this, Um They went to this seminar together. And what had happened was They kind of the group almost immediately tried to break that connection between mother and daughter. They call it a parental alienation. Oh, great. And India these socks in Bourg, who has since you know Found her way out. She was with the organization for seven years and paid them nearly $100,000. He spent years being groomed like as a young woman. How old was she? When Katie 19 or something? Yes. Wow. And so she joined the group. But then once you're in the group, they make it. They make it seem like you're part of this. Multilevel marketing business awful and one thing leads to another. There's this guy named Keith Ryanair. He tried Tio pitch himself of this man of superior. Intellect. And just why? It's such a fascinating story. We don't have all the time in the world, but I wanted to let you know that there's a new documentary now on stars on and it's coming out on. The 18th of this month, and it's called seduced inside the next cm cult. And I know they were just on good morning America this morning. Yeah. Can we just get a little feel for the story? Yes. Morning, Amy Robin. Good morning to you. Nexium was initially billed as a self help group massively popular with 16,000 members, promising people the tools for personal success and empowerment. Attracting Hollywood stars and millionaires. millionaires. But But everything everything came came crashing crashing down down after after allegations allegations of of a a secret secret sex sex cult cult surfaced, surfaced, landing landing its its leader leader and and several several high high ranking ranking members members behind behind bars. bars. Actress Catherine Oxenberg fought for years to free her daughter, India from this group. And this morning, India is finally breaking her silence. This morning. India Oxenberg, daughter of TV star and really life royalty. Catherine Oxenberg is breaking her silence. Speaking out for the first time since breaking free from the so called Cold Nexium. What I thought I was learning with self help. And personal growth. What I was learning was the opposite. It was inhumane. I'm an interesting person. I'm a controversial person. But most importantly, I'm an unconventional person. That skin do you join what she well, so you get the feel for the story. It's a really, really this powerful documentary, one of the things that they have to do when they joined this. This private They make it like an all female on group within the society. They have to give collateral and that collateral Khun B. A secret about yourself something about your family. Some people made things up. But what that does is basically guarantees. That they're not going to turn on the cold. My God, that's terrible. So they have all this information in some deep dark, seek maybe a nude picture of yourself again anything and they owe they hold it against these women on their branded. Like physically branded, like course, correct. It's amazing, and some of the people who broke away from the cult have put together the original documentary that's on HBO. Max, If you want to check it out, but really, really well done. Great. If you could get past the first episode of the HBO, Max one a visit. It is a little slow because it's a lot of setting. Ah, okay. Yeah, and I didn't know the story in advance. Like Yeah, a little bit. Documentary. Eso gal have to check that out. Definitely. Lee do highly recommended. There you go. Call the vow, Right? Fabio, Max and the other one will be on stars and it's a documentary on that. It comes out on the

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"scientology" Discussed on The Unimaginary Friendcast

The Unimaginary Friendcast

07:13 min | 2 years ago

"scientology" Discussed on The Unimaginary Friendcast

"Park. have. You guys both seen it. Yes longtime ago. Where they they actually basically They read what L. Ron Hubbard wrote about ot three. It is ot three that they reveal. This is a level in scientology. You have millions of dollars to get to that. They just a cartoon is in the animate for you in south marks up, you ever WANNA do ot three just rent South Park Tom Cruise trapped in the closet emphasize. Okay. So. The South Park production offices. Received, a letter signed by Isaac Hayes Thirteen thousand six that he. quit that he resigned from the show, will his son has come forward to say that is the case never quit the show that it was summoned from the church scientology that resigned for I as he was a scientologist. Oh sorry. ISAAK's scientologists when he was doing that. Show south are okay. Yeah and that's huge. said that he never did it end. Not only bad his his. His father had a stroke in January two, thousand, six before the letter was sense. And he was incomprehensible Rabat year that he even had to learn how to play the piano again, how to walk again and stop. Yes someone from the church scientology resigned for him. and. He also says that this is a quote from from Isaak's assigned. My father was not that big of a hypocrite to be part of a show that consistently poke fun at. African. American people, Jewish. People Gay People at Cetera and only quit when it comes to scientology. She would never be that hypocritical. which is Great. That's great now, and there's quotes from the developers. Matt, stone is when the crater southbound said, we SORTA figured out a whole picture a bit later, and that's what totally happened. It really sucked the whole thing. The statement put weight. The statement put out that he was quitting it kind kind of called US bigots yet because when the when the church scientology statement to they said how horrible it was a South Park did this to scientology and it's true. I can't think of anything that south. Park has made fun of actually, yeah? Yeah. Yeah, so job. And then trait also said but we knew in our hearts there was something way more rotten going on, which is super sad it super at because I even came out publicly well to people. I was talking on the street. Against Isaac Hayes. hypocritic was because I didn't know. I thought it quit and he released a statement, but that is really sad and. Hayes died from another stroke on August two, thousand, eight, and six original. Now, guys remember what I told you earlier about illness. Now, you can't go to a real doctors. Know. All death illness mistakes and. Are Due to suppression and that Scientology has the ability to handle suppression. To around Hubbert. He was sick and he died. That doesn't make sense David. How Didn't you just leave his earthly body. David miscavige said, he went to target to another planet to clear that planet and get it ready for it. Inhabitation writer link. Earth. But guess what he said that he has the earth is. All but handled. So you guys finish up. and. I'll meet you at target to. We'll guess L Ron Hubbard. Never said that that was one hundred percent garbage and but scientologists went right along with it. It's kind of like what we're seeing DONALD TRUMP DONALD TRUMP. They're all Christians are like, yeah. He's Christian. He's just like gods they go along with it. This is what people do, and the kicker is there's another a process in scientology called the objectives. Were L, Ron Hubbard claims that he the causes of strokes can be eliminated, one hundred percent and the objects is is done the very bottom of the bridge. So Isaak's would have done the objectives. Is that like exercising and going into Sauna and? That's the purification rundown. Oh, right. Right. Right. Objectives is like look at that wall walk over that wall. Thank you touch that. Well, thank you. Look at that wall. Thank you. Walk over that wall. Thank you touch that. Wow, look over that off. Shut this up. Your ass. Thank you. That's the objectives. Are you guys ready last one yet? This was a this was surprising to me, but it's timely. It's timely and I'm using air quotes new Karen Bass. Now Oh. Yeah. She was in the tiger whatever it was called. You both really close. She is one of the people she's one of the women on the shortlist to be Biden's being paid. Oh, wait. Who Am I thinking of? Karen I'm thinking of, Karen, what's her name Karen something? Anyway. Sorry. Sorry. Go ahead do. Okay. In two, thousand, ten, she appeared at a ceremony for the renovation of Church Scientology, Los Angeles, and in her speech this what she said the Church of Scientology, I now has made a difference because your creed is a universal creed and one that speaks to all people everywhere. That is why the words are. Words are. Are. Exciting that this is weird is how she said her ex quote. That is why the words are exciting of your founder L. Ron Hubbard in the creed scientology that all people of whatever race creed color religion are created equal rights Guess what Karen He never said that I don't know why she's saying that, but she's love in scientology. So asked her about it and this week she tweeted. Back in two, thousand, ten, I attended the event knowing I was going to address a group of people with at least very different than my own. And spoke briefly about the things I think most of, us. Agree on which I'm sorry. Karen, you're wrong. On. Those things respect for different views, equality and fighting oppression. Many views have not changed. My view aside might use have not changed. She also tweeted since then. Published firsthand accounts in books, interviews and documentaries have exposed to this group. allowed. She also went on to say that she's not a scientologist that she's. She's a baptist, which is that's a shame..

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"scientology" Discussed on The Unimaginary Friendcast

The Unimaginary Friendcast

07:13 min | 2 years ago

"scientology" Discussed on The Unimaginary Friendcast

"And it was just because they're they're not well written. You have to read these books to see like he ron, Hubbard was not a good writer. There was something wrong with his grammatical. There was something where you may. He's a crazy person. You can tell by the way he writes his sentences don't make sense and he'll just makeup style. I read dianetics. And didn't you think it was like, what were you like what? I don't really remember it all that. Well, now, there was one suggestion in there that I thought was practical, which was if you don't understand a word, look it up and learn the definition. See that's the thing is he takes things from other religions and other Teachings and he uses them in bastardize them. So yeah, everyone's going to give you something interesting, but so does everyone else? So does every other crazy person in the world? So nothing about that. We're going to go on and a lot of this stuff. I WanNa thank Tony, Ortega. And you've got an underground bunker to read about this because I got I got filled in on some of this stuff by him i. you know we saw these things in the news, but then I went to his side underground bunker and he tells more. Arteta, he's a journalist and he has devoted his career. Exposing Scientology we had. We interviewed him. Gosh, it's been a few years. But. It was one of our most popular episode. So I suggest you guys taken a look. Listen. I? Really. Nice. I think it was two thousand seventeen, but I can't be sure that sounds likely. There's no way to know for. Sure. No. All right. The first thing I want to say, this is just one line about this person, but it's an update from previous episode. Is it Danny? Masterson? The alleged rapist is do is due to be arraigned September twenty twenty. Okay. That's right. Yeah. And now we're GonNa get to Kelly Preston. Poor Kelly, which is really sad. Yes. She died a lot of month. A breast cancer and the interesting thing about that. It's sad and I'm sorry that it happened and especially to. John. Travolta. Because his son died and now his wife died, which is very, very sad. John Travolta thanked the doctors in the medical staff for being supportive doing all. They could which I know that that sounds reasonable and I know that. Would do that is not scientologists to wait seven. Hundred says she had breast cancer. It was she not allowed to go see Western doctors. I would bet my life on I. Know because they don't. They don't reveal that A. Eventually, she obviously did. But what scientologists do is they don't get regular checkups and they don't see doctors regularly because they think that the medical profession, it's depressive, and the reason that is because run Hubbard went to the medical profession with is technology and I'm using air quotes I and they were like, this is bullshit we need evidence evidence. So he called the medical profession. Suppressive people. So they don't usually go in a lot of scientologists die of cancers that other people are generally cured of nowadays. So there is I'm not gonNA. Make I thought that was psychology he went to psychologists. To de Okay Yeah. He did all that and they were like Is there is there is rumor that you went to the government to. And they said. Yeah. Thanks. Thanks. But no. Thanks. So, what was I saying, oh? Yeah. I would. I would think what would happen is is that she probably tried to get scientology auditing first and then went to the doctor instead of the opposite and I don't know I'm not GonNa make assumptions. I'm sure that. They did whatever they had to do. If you do go to a doctor. You don't think them and you don't. You don't acknowledge them. That's just not a science logical thing. So that very strange, they did that. And I want to let you know to that in Scientology L. Ron Hubbard. Comes right out and says that all death illness mistakes accidents are the source are because of suppressive suppressive, 'cause all of that, and that scientology ethics his technology can handle all suppression. So I don't know why. Go to the ethics. Department. To deal with this suppression that was causing her breast cancer. But a lot of people scientology die of illnesses twenty to keep that in mind that all suppressive people either source of all, he says, all death illness mistakes and accidents. That's wild. I feel very responsible now. I am a suppressive year. Why just to expect that could be one. We. We hang out with you so. Guilty by association. And in you're welcome and I'm sorry. Okay. All right and more on that is that he was close with Lisa Marie Presley. In get together for all night wine soaked fat chewing sessions. This is what it says on twitter. Take Block that Kelly president did not approve casinos. Supposedly more into Scientology Donda. Got Her into scientology. She was more into scientology more strict about it. And she didn't like them now, it's called nattering when you talk bad about the church and she didn't like that was all these. It's hard to keep track. Totally and what people have said though is that they continued. Hanging out together and seeing each other even after Lisa Marie. Presley. Scientology. Two, thousand, fourteen. Big. Now now, what up? Well, this is what someone said. Someone told, twenty, Ortega, this that she encouraged to use her house in Hawaii. So he could be alone and quote unquote be who you are. And, she encouraged him to reconsider his position in the church the because it's notoriously homophobic, but also she encouraged him to. Come out. See Really. Gay. I would bet my life on the fact that he is. Not His wife died. Be Sad that his wife was a real. Maybe it was a relief. Oh my God. It seems like the generally liked each other I don't know what arrangements they had an, and nowadays, we don't know. We're kind of marriages. People have. It seems like genuinely liked each other. I have seen video of her being obnoxious and snotty when it when it comes to like people who criticized religion, but I have heard that she was a nice? person. So I'm sad that that that happened to her, she was beautiful. She was in twins. which was really fun movie. I guess it was probably the first thing..

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Ross Meets Roger Nygard: The Truth About Marriage

Oh No Ross and Carrie

06:08 min | 2 years ago

Ross Meets Roger Nygard: The Truth About Marriage

"Hello and welcome to Ono Rawson carry the show where we don't just report on for in science, spirituality and claims of the paranormal, but take pride ourselves Yup when they make the claims. We show up, so you don't have to I'm Ross. Blocher Book People Today. We don't have carry with us can't steal it from last week and then put her part. In I guess so. Yeah, we could just keep borrowing that audio. The other person you hearing. Hearing right now. Is None other than Roger Nygaard? If people are panicking right now, where's Gary Yeah Panic I'm sorry, but you know she's done a few episodes without me I've done some so before, too. So vacations are due for everybody. There's precedent for this. Actually. This is relevant to our conversation. Today. Carry is celebrating her anniversary with drew her intended, and we're GONNA. Be Talking about a related topics. We say we royally. We are here with. With Roger Nygaard today who you may remember if you've listened to the entire show, you were the guest for our eighth episode. Eighth Episode Ever Wow if anybody's listening and his listen to every show since then you deserve a medal. Yeah, because a lot of shows, people have, and they deserve medals. Yeah, or at least a merit badge, a ribbon. Yeah, that was back in two thousand eleven when we started and we were talking to you then about. About the nature of existence, a documentary that you had created at that time you were exploring the depths of why we're here. All these deep questions was eighty, four, eighty three. There were a lot of questions. Yeah, I had a somewhere above eighty ninety questions that I asked everybody all my interview subjects, and squeezed it all into one documentary called the nature of existence. My core question, though above all those sub questions was. Why do we exist? What is our purpose here? Why are we supposed to do big topic in I? Set out to solve it and you did age-old existentialist question philosophers have been wrestling with it for centuries and I went out and solved. You didn't give away the answer on that episode, so you still have to watch that documentary. If you want to know the answer, but it's very socratic in that you, the the what I try to do is lead the viewer in a direction, so you can make your own decision or come to a realization on your own without me. Preaching to you, here's the answer well. That's smart. Because I think you were right to resist. Giving it on a silver platter because it doesn't work that way. However, when I made my next documentary, we may talk about today. The truth about marriage at the end I just stood up and said okay. Here's the answer. In case you missed it. Stop everything here. It is, and you did okay, so it's an eighty two minute documentary, the truth about marriage and you do you solve it? You talk to lots of experts and a lot of couples. Trying to think of couples as the correct collective term, yeah couples, but there's some complicated dynamic, because not everybody's relationship is the same. That's not a pejorative yet, but at the end of the documentary. Yes, you do solve it exactly what the truth is about marriage. I didn't know the answer when I sent out and I I become obsessed with what I'm doing wrong way. I'm such a failure. Hold on, you're leading me into interesting conversation and I haven't finished. Finished introducing you yet? We should also say by the way on that episode when we talk you us. I realized that was the first time that carried the name swap. She loves this every down then she decides to claim that she is Ross Blocher and I am thus forced by process of elimination to Declare Myself Carrie poppy. That was the first time she did it. So you're part of a tradition and now I think this'll be episode two hundred fifty. Fifty crime any yeah, podcast thing you have to keep putting him out. Sake, which means we've had all kinds of crazy adventures since we talked to you last heavens Tibet's. You've heard about we've kept. You kept you up today? I've listened I have not listened to all two hundred and fifty, but I've done my share. I won't make a medal for you, but I'm impressed. I really enjoyed though I. Mean when you guys dig into something like scientology and you. You have whole run of confrontations. Yes, let's you do the first one you have to listen to the rest. Like. Where's this going? Oh, good? Okay. That's what we're hoping to get. Young her speaking of Scientology. I have a goldenrod sheet here with some questions from Kerry for you. The aforementioned carry poppy, the aforementioned who is with us in spirit, but is physically withdrew celebrating I should also mention that you've directed many other projects. People know you for trekkies. Documentary star trek fans delved into the world of Star Trek. Everyone wants to understand that better to. There's a truck. He's to trekkies, trekkies two. That's where I cut my teeth on documentary, filmmaking and I didn't realize until just a couple of days ago that you also directed six days in Roswell I produced an edited that film and it's about Roswell. As gathered from the title. We went to Roswell new. Mexico in one, thousand, nine hundred. Hundred Ninety Seven, which was the fiftieth anniversary of the alleged crash of an alien spaceship in Roswell. New Mexico nineteen forty seven s when they had their first gigantic celebration where the town went alien, mad, insane alien. You can get everything from alien beef. Jerky to alien pencils alien beer. They've got museums there and we were there to documented, and all the experts came there. All the you apologists. Yeah, you talked to Stanton. Friedman right right. On our show, we met him. We have him on the show. That films coming out again this year. By the way, is it yeah, my films are being released that I've restored six days in Roswell and suckers suckers about car salesmen. Yeah, okay, well I need to watch both of those, and I may have to talk to you more about you're gonNA love Roswell. Absolutely. When my son and I went on a cross country field trip, we stopped in Roswell. Roswell went to the museum. You know amazing. No, yes, we picked up a little hitchhiker that road along with us in the car. This is crazy. It's great. It's wonderful and then every July fourth weekend. That's when the celebration is. And what better place is there to go? See a July fourth celebration in Roswell New Mexico absolutely just to give some more of your bone afi days. You've also directed an episode of the office. Correct the Bernie Mac show. You've edited for Grey's Anatomy the League whose America veep curb your enthusiasm all the above, guilty, pretty particular.

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"scientology" Discussed on The Unimaginary Friendcast

The Unimaginary Friendcast

04:15 min | 2 years ago

"scientology" Discussed on The Unimaginary Friendcast

"Yeah Yeah I mean if people haven't watched the LIA remedy scientology in the aftermath. You don't have to go back to our We did a couple reviews of season one and season to just go back to our episodes from a few years ago. And that's all you need to know all you need to know how everything so David I wanna read it. Oh yeah go ahead no to read what you read no ask after. I WanNa read a statement the Scientology Put out bear to their members. And I want you to tell me who the sounds like you guys ready. Yes it is statement. One of my church members are and I'm reading it verbatim. So if grammars weird one of my church members are being attacked in the media right now it's pretty severe because of the media hates us. We are winning like never before. The attackers of my religion are freaking out. And it's a good thing. 'cause this is we're winning if they weren't freaking out then we wouldn't be winning right but they are definitely freaking out and we'll definitely winning. Were so many different people hit records we. We're doing things that have never been done before. Donald Trump to God. I can't believe that was not I president. I know. Isn't that see. That's what they're like when they're they have the same then. Talapity is they have like not God but you know they have gone on their sites. The we're better than you. We are doing the way Ming. And they just become these sociopaths. That like everyone's worse. No and then. This is what kills me every time. Something like this happens. They tell people what's going on but they always ended with but don't search the Internet looking for the they don't want any on the Internet because you know what happens when people on the Internet and they start researching things for themselves. They find the truth lead. It's never a good sign when someone tells you something but they threaten you not to look it up..

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"scientology" Discussed on The Unimaginary Friendcast

The Unimaginary Friendcast

05:25 min | 2 years ago

"scientology" Discussed on The Unimaginary Friendcast

"Yeah. Tell our food all right David. I want to learn all about Danny masterson. And he's like blown up on the headlines. Yeah DID HE GET CASTLE. New movie well founded unused did he monopolize years social media like he did mine now how. He didn't now on everywhere every time I went on anything. He was everywhere And he was reported in every news news source. Cnn for everything all of them but everyone and CNN for now okay. But even Fox reported everyone reported. Danny masterson got arrested June Seventeenth Twentieth Twenty for three counts of rape but he was released three and a half hours later on bail of three point. Three million did he. He had a fork up that money he had a full I think. Oh as far as I know he had a fork up a bond worth ten percent of that so like three hundred thirty thousand dollars in cash. He probably has that pretty easily. Just show. That show was huge. Yeah we'll also. His wife was wife. Is the daughter of the lead singer of the moments in pop. It I mean the the founder of the Mamas in the topos. Oh Wow really have some of that money too. Oh what was the show? He was on a completely free. That seventies show. Okay Yeah continue seventy show. And then recently he was on another show on puts public ranch and the ranch of Netflix's fired him and I don't know if you know this but they weren't gonNA fire him and they said they were going to wait and see but An executive from net flicks ran into one of the girls somewhere and she just told him her out of the story and they fired him that next week David of I'm going to ask this for some of our newer listeners. That might not have heard our other episode about Danny masterson. But how is he connected to scientology like why is that? Why are these topics together? Well he is a major scientologist. He's one of the scientology celebrities that they trot around and make him speak and they'll like they'll put his pictures in the magazines when he shows up at events and things and His family all of them are Hollis in. There's like three actors. One of his brothers is on the Tim Allen..

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"scientology" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1

MyTalk 107.1

02:40 min | 2 years ago

"scientology" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1

"But that group IT depends on could end up having a different opinion on what the actor should do to avoid embarrassing the group Scientology Daily Mail N. Nash to sure Ashton Kutcher how sorry I thought we were looking for and I thought you were a ending if there was another person all no okay just fill in the blank so Danny Masterson is talking tough right now but Scientology could end up having a different opinion on what Danny manner masturbation that's for certain they're going to throw him under the bus well exactly because Scientology doesn't want to be embarrassed by this because what we're probably going to be finding out the things that we already kinda knew her is Scientology's involvement in this case I have been thinking a lot I'll just ever since yesterday when we talked a little bit about this case I've been thinking a lot about like the power that Scientology has believed that they have had and some of it is not just a belief right they have strong ties to to politics and police forces at cetera lots of money and yet lots and lots of money and actually you know the reason why I was thinking about it too was I was thinking about how there was something very interesting in Leah Remini is response one of the things she said was praise god people are you know like Scientology is finally being held accountable and I thought well that was an interesting back hand to right to bring in a deity that is not a Scientologist will DOT into the conversation and then I thought I was thinking about how Scientology has people who are like outspoken enemies of Scientology they call them suppressive persons and I I was wondering if David Miscavige just like sits in his castle and is like you know handed the litany of people who have spoken out against Scientology at the beginning of each day so he knows who his enemies are I mean that well they spend lots and lots of money and resource yeah trying to silence those people that have for decades so I wouldn't doubt that at all yeah there are rich and they if they suppose themselves to be very very powerful it would be nice to see some of those connections start to follow way so that they can be held accountable I'm do we have any more blind items hauling only have eighty one that I okay.

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"scientology" Discussed on SuperTalk WTN 99.7

SuperTalk WTN 99.7

05:27 min | 2 years ago

"scientology" Discussed on SuperTalk WTN 99.7

"Yeah I just tell you to just you it's on Scientology spoke were already getting hate mail there is a letter ladies and gentleman that is dated to one of those dated today it is from an open letter to building the governor from the Republican party's of Marie Laurence Giles Marshall Lincoln coffee Perry and Wayne counties give governor link this letter represents the leadership of the undersigned Republican county organizations from across southern middle Tennessee its purpose is to plead with you to do through two things immediately one change course with respect to your response to the call with nineteen crisis repealing all restrictions on businesses and gatherings of any kind whether these are direct restrictions like executive orders or industry indirect ones like rhetoric regarding health department enforcement and to to end the recess of the legislature we begin by pointing out the good people can disagree about some maybe most of the responses to this ordeal the reaction deepens in large part on one source for news or skews me deepens the reaction depends in large part on one source for news including government sources of information we all can agree that those voices have been varied from one extreme to the other and the common person is left wondering who to believe this confusion is brought into real and hard focus when the person's livelihood is put on hold or destroyed altogether even for those who have not lost a business or employment seeing one's community shuttered is unreal even post apocalyptic this is no exaggeration we agree that you've done your best it's fair to say that no governor joys the full support of his or her people in terms of their state's response to the issue having said that the leadership of these Republican county parties believe strongly that the state of Tennessee needs to take the lead unique from all other states in putting this matter behind us for good there is strong medical opinion that we have now reached a point where there should be limited and in most areas no restrictions on contact the six foot rule something that is hamstrung restaurants for example is not backed by science according to a host of reputable doctors the limitation on public gatherings that ten persons not only hurts us economically but as human beings we are social creatures and always have been but more than that we are the people and the people are able to govern themselves we do not need to this point in any more hand holding from the government even the World Health Organization seems to agree with us pockets in Colombia for example can decide for itself how to manage its restaurant good or bad patrons can decide where to eat or whether they eat their but someone along or somewhere along the way we decided that only government knows best we're now reminded that's not true the people have opinions and a voice governor lean it let the marketplace decide let individuals decide what they want to do with their lives this is still a free country you have the power to end all of this immediately recognizing the people can best govern their lives even in this situation as our second point the people's voice in Nashville is our state legislature even if you disagree with our position about ending all restrictions immediately the people have a right to have their voices heard in Nashville during this critical time therefore we're asking that you bring the legislature back from recess immediately in this critical time I'm sure you agree the people even if their government disagrees have the right to be heard governor Lee we have been your faithful supporters and we're asking for your help lead the way and remind other states why America is fundamentally different in its approach and ideas about government than any other country in the world for our part Tennessee has always been known as the volunteer state that statement is always spoken to the role and decisions of the individual it's time once again the live up to that name by ending these restrictions and giving back our voice in Nashville sincerely yours in the underside of the sugar bears chairman of the Republican Party so with that said the I I think that they're exactly right I mean it's it's time to end all this stuff and then they sent out the main area another one and this is for me this is from a letter from Murray county to the to the governor and says it's time to to be more like Sweden and our approach to life in the age of coronavirus the people of Tennessee cannon should now shoulder the majority responsibility as was the case early on in Sweden for implementing and maintaining responsible safety measures going forward you know when we first started this thing that's what I was saying I mean you know this is a volunteer thing okay alright we'll give this a shot we'll do this for a couple weeks and see we can do two weeks during the three and a five in the six and I don't know how long we've been doing this thing but it's way too long they said proven simple and reasonable strategies that most of us should be a.

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Cults Daily: The Seekers Dr. Charles Laughead

Cults

04:17 min | 2 years ago

Cults Daily: The Seekers Dr. Charles Laughead

"Today we're discussing the apocalyptic prophecies of Dr Charles Law head and his followers. They call themselves the seekers and believe that aliens would destroy Earth around Christmas. Nineteen fifty four. The cult's prophecy inspired new psychological investigations into the phenomenon of cognitive dissonance and had lasting ramifications on cult studies in the twentieth century. Charles Law head was the organizer and leader of the seekers but the original prophecies came from a woman named Dorothy Martin. Dorothy was an early believer in the dianetics movement which became the Church of Scientology but back in nineteen fifty four. Dorothy believed that she could commune with extraterrestrials through writing. She believed her. Hand was a vessel for messages from another world. The only person who seemed to take her seriously was her friend. Dr Charles Law had the doctor and his wife had been searching for spiritual enlightenment by exploring ufo sightings and possible extraterrestrial contact law had firmly believed in the existence of aliens and that these distant beings were very concerned with the future of Planet. Earth when his friend? Dorothy told him in August. Nineteen fifty four that she had a premonition. He believed her in fact. Law Head publicized. Dorothy prophecy she told him that. A great cataclysm would strike on December twenty first nineteen fifty four and the doctor wrote this into a brief newspaper article in his writing. He predicted the specifics of this cataclysm law head foretold of a great volcano that would stretch from Canada's Hudson Bay all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. This volcano would cause a huge tidal wave. That would wash over. North America the charismatic law head Rally Dorothy and other U. F. O. Believers to form a nondenominational church devoted to preparations for the apocalypse several of these believers experienced frenzied premonitions themselves feeding into law heads prophecy but one of the members of this church was another doctor named. Leon festinger of psychologist. He read the newspaper article and while he didn't believe law heads predictions. Leon saw perfect opportunity to study the phenomenon known as cognitive dissonance this seekers gathered on the night of December twenty first ready for the end of the world but it never came the clock struck midnight and nothing happened by four. Am It was obvious that nothing was going to happen? Leeann was there that night and saw the rampant disappointment on the seekers faces as law heads. Prediction never occurred. He said there was little to see in the reactions of the people in that room. There was no talking no sound. People sat stocks still their faces seemingly frozen and expressionless. Didn't know how to react to the failed prophecy. Many wandered out of the house shaken. The followers soon parted ways rejoining their lives. Dorothy continued to believe in the extraterrestrials preaching their existence for another four decades until her death in one thousand nine hundred eighty two. Leon went on to develop a theory of cognitive dissonance which describes a mental phenomenon where a person holds two or more contradictory beliefs or ideas as true even when presented with new information proving otherwise the seekers had believed in law head wholeheartedly. Even when evidence countered his predictions law head and his wife returned home and found their neighbors had become hostile. His own sister tried to have him committed to a mental institution and his children taken into protective custody. Eventually law head and his family fled to California but the failed prophecy had a lasting effect liens theory of cognitive dissonance as seen in the seekers ardent believes that divide reason and evidence became a cornerstone theory in behavioral science and continues to be studied today.

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Chis Shelton, Social Science Blind Spot Regarding Cults?

Skeptiko - Science at the Tipping Point

09:11 min | 2 years ago

Chis Shelton, Social Science Blind Spot Regarding Cults?

"Welcome to skeptical where we explore. Controversial science and spirituality with leading researchers thinkers and their critics. I'm your host. Alex occurs and as you may recall a couple of episodes back I had an interview with Ohio State. Comparative Religions Professor Doctor Shoe Urban and what I found particularly interesting in that interview is the rather strange way in my opinion that many academics deal with cults like scientology or is they sometimes like to refer to them new religions like scientology and as I explained in that episode. And as we'll talk about today I found that particularly strange in the case of scientology because as we explored in that interview we have direct provable links between Scientology and occult practices number one but also with CIA dabbling with extended consciousness with programs like M. K. Ultra MK often and even stargate. Which we've talked about a lot on this show so after the interview one of the things. I wanted to do was unpack. Both parts of that with someone who's actually experienced the reality of scientology and that led me to today's guests. Chris Shelton someone who at a very young age was indoctrinated into scientology through his parents. You know sometimes I think we forget how long scientologists been around. You know kind of multi generational so imagine as a very young kid. You know instead of going to Sunday's clear God to scientology you'd like somebody corralled you in off the streets of L. A. And took you into some hokey experiment. Like we always say this. Is Your parents go in there? And Say Hey. Maybe this is the way to go so Chris has gone on to create a very successful youtube channel. And a podcast called sensibly speaking where you regularly interviews experts on Cults Mind Control and other related topics that are important to people who found themselves in this rather unfortunate situation so Chris Welcome. Thank you very much for joining me. Welcome to skeptical. Thank you thanks for having me on so as I was pulling together that intro. I had in the back of my mind that you know there might be some places where you don't exactly agree with me and that's totally fine. You do kind of come from this critical thinker code word for atheist skeptic yet critical thinker. Ya. Yeah kind of tied to have a little thing about that. I just say that because I've dealt with so many blockade close-minded atheist who kind of we've this flag of critical thinking. Oh Gee like everyone else is ungrammatical your critical or does it. Everyone claim to be a critical thinker. I think they do. I think there's peatland scientology you know they'll give you real scientific explanation for what they did. But I don't WanNa get to kind of far afield here because I do want to serve that purpose of you were nice enough to look at the Hugh Urban interview you share. It can only get through about half of it. Alex does it got pretty hard and I understand that but I want to get to the big picture stuff of your bio in just back to you. Know what do you think when you hear an academic like that talking about these new religions like scientology? Yeah exactly they they specifically refer to them there was coined term new religious movement or NRM's and this is something that has been circulating in academic circles or the academic world for at least a decade. Now and this. I can't remember the name of the person who's brainchild that was but the the problem with describing high control authoritarian groups what people call cults destructive cults specifically. I've gone into great detail about that. In my channel is that it ignores the abusive aspect of these groups and the academics tend to shy away from in all the literature that I can find And I've read pretty extensively of it. In fact I even did an entire video series breaking down. A book called Scientology which was written entirely by academics. Who all come at it. From the viewpoint of scientology being a new religious movement that deserves religious freedom in recognition and analysis from a at a professional level. But who then proceed to merely regurgitate Scientology's promotional materials in their academic studies in papers. And this is what I take them to task for. Because if you're GONNA objectively look at a new religious movement call it a new religious movement then you better be able to back that with some evidence. 'cause we're talking studies now we're talking actual papers that are written by academics for academics. In the world of academia these are not popular works. These are not printed for the public at large so these are people who live in the world of having to publish or perish. Well it appears. Hold on kind of cut touch on a couple of different things that we need to pull apart. One is the the abuse you know? We need to talk about that. Can I back you up just a minute in? Have you talk about your bio just to agree off your so that people understand you know like I said I mean you're Kinda raise into this scientology thing? Of course. Sorry I just watched right into that but yes? I am a former scientologist of an years professionally. I worked for the Organization for twenty five of those years. I was raised in scientology before that. Was I count my scientology time? From the point that I was fifteen. I was actually raised with my parents got involved when I was four years old so I don't have a living memory outside of scientology I mean I you know I. I remember a couple of things before I was forty years old. But for the most part scientology's always been there. The concepts have always been there. The terminology of which there is a great deal has always been there. I was raised with these ideas so it was really not a whole lot different. My experience from I think being raised in any kind of what I would say is a strongly religious family. I it's not. Scientology is not a casual thing. My parents worked for the organization. They were deeply involved with it up until the late eighties. Bhagat out the nineties. I was then all in so then. I was the scientologist in the family. And they were. They had kind of both gone now but they drifted away and I stayed at and by this point I was in my twenties. I worked for the organization in Santa Barbara and then I moved down to Los Angeles and I joined. What's called the Sea Organ? See Organization when I was twenty five years old in nineteen ninety five and I moved down to Los Angeles and I worked for the Organization for seventeen years finally got out in two thousand the end of two thousand twelve and it was a year later after getting full exposure to the Internet uncensored which in the world of scientology and sea org the Internet is censored in the same way it censored in China. It's filtered you. You simply cannot access certain information and so I. There was a ton of information about scientology that I never had access to so when I left in two thousand twelve when I left the C. We're goes eight. I was still a believer in scientology within a year of being exposed. To all of the truth about scientology. And L Ron Hubbard. I was out and I was so out that I started speaking out publicly against it because I was so outraged about what I learned that the church labeled an enemy. I am now declared a suppressive person by the church scientology which means I'm not to be talked to or connected to or or in any way a correspondent with by scientologists. They completely shut me out of their life. I've lost friends. I lost people. I've known for over twenty years overnight because the Church said I'm an enemy. You can't talk to me more. And they all comply.

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"scientology" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX

News Radio 1190 KEX

01:59 min | 2 years ago

"scientology" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX

"Deeply in Scientology even recruiting for Scientology but we're now coming out and say well I read just read some of the material but I was never really a Scientologist in and she was saying you know this sort of there's been a shift in Hollywood since both her TV series that was focused on that on a any and the H. B. O. documentary going clear made it more difficult for somebody to to stand by an organization which does what it does up long before Leah Remini was too and back was one of the people that she was calling out there are several other rockstars artists who were equivocating on their years in Scientology and she was just saying that you can't have it both ways because her life is been miserable since having left the church or at least they attempted to make it miserable long before Leah Remini though we were hearing about this from Marc Headley to Marc Headley's book blown for good was featured on coast to coast about a decade ago then he lives kind of stayed in touch and it was time I think to having back on because we keep hearing about how perhaps like a maybe like a cornered animal or something the church of Scientology is still lashing out at the people that used to be in it and it making threats for the people who are celebrities that want to leave it so we'll get to that update and you'll hear his story coming up next on coast to coast AM this is Ian Punnett message and data rates may apply earning your degree from one of the top business schools in the country might sound impossible to fit into your workload but what if there were a business degree then advance your career skills.

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"scientology" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

WHAS 840 AM

01:56 min | 2 years ago

"scientology" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

"Deeply in Scientology even recruiting for Scientology but we're now coming out and saying well I read this book read some of the material but I was never really a Scientologist in and she was saying you know this sort of there's been a shift in Hollywood since both her TV series that was focused on that on a any and the H. B. O. documentary going clear made it do more difficult for somebody to to stand by an organization which does what it does up long before Leah Remini was too and back was one of the people that she was calling out there are several other rockstars artists who were equivocating on their years in Scientology and she was just saying that you can't have it both ways because her life is been miserable since having left the church or at least they attempted to make it miserable well before Leah Remini though we were hearing about this from Marc Headley to Marc Headley's book blown for good was featured on coast to coast about a decade ago then he and I it's kind of stayed in touch and it was time I think to having back on because we keep hearing about how perhaps like a maybe like a cornered animal or something the church of Scientology is still lashing out at the people that used to be in it and it making threats through the people who are celebrities that want to leave it so we'll get to that update and you'll hear his story coming up next on coast to coast AM this is Ian Punnett message and data rates may apply earning your degree from one of the top business schools in the country might sound impossible to fit into your workload but what if there.

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"scientology" Discussed on KFI AM 640

KFI AM 640

01:39 min | 2 years ago

"scientology" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"Deeply in Scientology even recruiting for Scientology but we're now coming out and saying well I read just read some of the material but I was never really a Scientologist in and she was saying you know this sort of there's been a shift in Hollywood since both her TV series that was focused on that on a any and the H. B. O. documentary going clear made it more difficult for somebody to to stand by an organization which does what it does up long before Leah Remini was too and back was one of the people that she was calling out there are several other rockstars artists who were equivocating on their years in Scientology and she was just saying that you can't have it both ways because her life is been miserable since having left the church or at least they attempted to make it miserable well before Leah Remini though we were hearing about this from Marc Headley to Marc Headley's book blown for good was featured on coast to coast about a decade ago then he lives kind of stayed in touch and it was time I think that having back on because we keep hearing about how perhaps like a maybe like a cornered animal or something the church of Scientology is still lashing out at the people that used to be in it and it making threats through the people who are celebrities that want to leave it so we'll get to that update and you'll hear his story coming up next on coast to coast AM this is Ian Punnett.

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Virtual Game 'Neopets' Turns 20

The Polygon Show

11:52 min | 3 years ago

Virtual Game 'Neopets' Turns 20

"Neo pets were virtual pets and in in fact perhaps the most popular virtual pets ever to have existed on the Internet. So obviously we talked about Tom. Gotschi in a previous episode. But that's a little bit different right because that's like a little virtual pet inside of a physical thing. These yaps only live on the Internet. Okay hold on a second so when you originally this it was sort of referring to earlier when you originally said that you were going to do neo pets I said Oh. It's those ones where it's a stuffed animal and you can connect to the Internet and they live on the Internet to But no no. You're very well weren't very wrong but you wear wrong. Those are web kipnes. That's web kipnes. Okay probably more fun to be honest. Just having on a computer seems like a downgrade. Oh Oh Russ you are so wrong. Okay we'll get into it so neo. Pets have been around for almost twenty years now. Yeah at one point. It was the most popular one one of the most popular websites on the Internet. One of the most visited huge advertising opportunity but That and several other things actually contributed needed to. It's sad downfall until we got to it now where it's a sort of twinkle in Miss Stall GIC millennials is but we'll go back to one thousand nine hundred nine when it began so neo pets started in the UK by a couple that was in college. Actually they were both college age Adam Powell and Donna Williams so adams like kind of studying marketing and Donna was into art and Adam when and made his own online online at agency so this was toward the end of college So throughout call to dating and then toward the end Adam went and made his own ad agency which is pretty smart but the thing is like they were making all these banner. Ads wasn't really doing a ton. A ton of numbers for him. So Adam and his girl Donna. They as everyone does does loved animals. They loved pets because who doesn't so they had a ton of pets. They're kicking around. They didn't have a ton of money but they had a ton of pets for super into into animals and one day Adam was like Yo Donna. I'm on the computer all day. Work in the terrible job making ads. Why don't I just make pets on the computer? Everyone loves pets. Wait what yeah. That's the leap that he made like. I feel like we're missing a few steps okay. Here's here's my guests because he's making ads right Did he maybe invent the punch. The monkey add nope if he loves animals. Why would he make the punch? The monkey add just saying like maybe that was the progenitor neo. Pets was like well. He's got this monkey already. I don't need to punch. Maybe I could feed them a banana. I mean it's very much like key worked in AD agency and had coding shooting experience. Like that was kind of where he came from a programmer he like obviously understood marketing to an extent but was more of like a coder programmer. Guy Guy also nine hundred ninety nine so this is this is after the rise and fall of Tamagotchi like was that at all and inspiration for him. Yeah there has been no mention of Tamagotchi in my my reading but okay yeah I mean it really just kind of boils down to Yo. Let's figure out a way to make money money. Let's make pets online. which is a weird moneymaking scheme but I guess again like maybe he didn't think of it but me thinking about it like Tamagotchi but without having to carry a stupid egg around pretty good? Yeah I mean it makes perfect sense to me again because everyone loves pets. So Adam and Donna Collab- d- But the thing is so adam like coded the website the actual site itself and then Donna was in charge of the graphic design because she's artists. The thing is in two thousand five Adam told wired. There's a really big piece on the pets which we will which I got a lot of Info from so we'll we'll come back to it but he said the Donna literally did not know how to draw which sort of lake issue when it's just the two of you and you hire her on your artist But maybe he came to learn this through working with her Because essentially Donna was tasked with making the pet cells which is kind of key here right like. That's the how the very first neo pets. Were not very cute. They were Kinda weird. Look in some of them. Were literally just like sprite spaced off actual things. There was this one that was like literally a picture like Ajay peg of this British comedian. And that was one of the pets. Selena peg of a human being and you and what did you do with this comedian So I mean the point was still like you could hang out with them them. Raise them feed them play. Was it like like who was it. Like a known comedian. No one I've ever heard of some kind of like niche. It was a very British enterprise so sort of like a British like comedian. Who'd never really wasn't like filler? Like a temp piece of art. Well when it went up on the site yeah it literally was one of the one of the first neo pets. He actually went on to inspire one of the actual Lake Neo pets. So people recognized because we thought he was very funny so anyway. Yeah the first neo pets for Kinda weird looking Adam and Donna Donna. Just kinda seemed like they were goofing around even though they tend to stake their livelihood on this little bit. Because as far as I can recall at this point atom basically was committed to doing the neo pets thing full-time because it turns out. They started like dumping the link on all these virtual pet sort of like link groups newsgroups back in the day and a lot of people were really into it. There was a huge virtual pet community already and I feel like okay. Okay so like thinking back There was like pets with Z.. In Yeah and feel and like I guess the Sims was before. I don't remember when this came out but like now I think that's out there. Is there like troll creature things creatures. Yeah features yeah creatures right. Yeah like Weird Alien Things Ya ya like a it was a thing. It was like a little period of time for gaming. Yeah and I mean like as we said Tamagotchi did do well for a while. They're so like clearly is interest in folk Ammann to write like this was right after Pok mon on people like cute animals you guys. I don't WanNa keep beating this into your heads. People like pets so neo pets even in this very primitive state did super well like literally they were like. Okay Yo. This is our job. Now we're just GONNA keep making this neo. Pets thing that people inexplicably are very into despite like are very low quality and price. Sorry I wanna go back really quick you said that they would just drop links in forums to to get people to figure out about it. Yeah like there. Are these virtual pet sort of like communities. You know you guys know better than me. There's like those sort of like newsletter a group Shannon's newsgroups so and then people would just click the links and be i. I WANNA take a peek at chew maintenance our work yeah yes they would all make pokemon punts. Yeah okay okay. Yes until they got banned by me me so anyway yes so neo. Pets was doing pretty well and it was just kind of not not super complicated quite yet uh-huh but then in two thousand the sky named Doug doering who owned the the during company. Which is this market research firm heard of neo pets which this was like killing it? Like you CH- They had some additional things they had like some basic games at this point. They had people. Even I don't even understand. What are people doing with the pets? Okay so essentially what neo. Pets is or was at that time and then we'll go into like what it ended up. Having more of his you have you can have up to four pets. There was like a limited selection of them. And did you pay for the pets for it was totally free free to play and you could. Yeah so you had like a limit of four and you'd go into like the create a pet center and you can choose which of the pets he wanted. You can choose. What color was you could name Eh choose its personality and then you would have to take care of it? Basically I mean. It's kind of like Tom. mcgauchie literally just like feed it or and like make sure it's Ian or whatever and you play games pretty I wouldn't like level up and grow not really so the other thing is you're trying they get neo points which will come back way. You're going you guys. which is the virtual currency? And you use Zack. To like buy additional items you can go take your neo pets too like but grooming parlour. Go to the vending machine by different kinds of food. The whole thing is like getting money to take care of your pet. It's essentially yes reality basically but yes so. That's sort of the premise S.. which was it had like a very obviously loop right? So you're like going on neo pets to take care of your new pet which requires you to make money and then you spend all your money on food. Whatever so a lot of people were spending hours and hours and hours within the first few months as little promotion as they were doing they had ten thousand users continues to grow? Oh and so yeah in two thousand this American Dude who was like in Glendale California. I believe was heard about neo pets and he was like dude. This is a really good idea. There's legit money ops. Here Ma Dude so doug doering came to Adam them in. Donna was like yeah I can help you guys. I run a market research firm and my my guru. Here's the thing. E was a huge huge scientologist. So he would reference l Ron Hubbard and dianetics as much as possible L. H. L. R. H.. So he with the power of l Ron behind him the power of Zeno or whatever He was the bad guy needs to the back. I don't I could not finish battlefield earth. I'm sorry but anyways with the power of dianetics guiding him he signed on a C. has CEO of Neo Jio Patsy bought neo pets INC him. Co and used his market research team which was already at the door and company and helps to seriously grow neo pets into this huge money making company And Yeah another side about the scientology thing is literally. There are some employees in two thousand five after they left the company when they went on record saying yeah. We were super uncomfortable with how often he was referencing. Rinsing Scientology in some employees said they saw like some actual like celebrity scientologists occasionally get towards the office. Oh Yeah Yeah. 'cause like especially when new was tight I guess like I don't know Tom Cruise. Maybe Little Surrey Neo Pets Travolta checking out. Oh Yeah

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Scientologists buy dozens of properties in Clearwater, Florida

Weekend Edition Sunday

05:38 min | 3 years ago

Scientologists buy dozens of properties in Clearwater, Florida

"Clearwater Florida there's been a quiet series of land purchases over the last three years a hundred and three million dollars worth made by the church of Scientology and its pressures a doubling of the church's footprint near its international headquarters that's the findings of a story in the Tampa Bay times it's headlined clear takeover trees McManus is a Scientology reporter for the paper she joins us now welcome hi Lou thank you for having us explain to me why the the paper hasn't Scientology reporter I mean how big is the church of Scientology where you are yeah that's a good question I think it's comparable to save it's kind of like if there were to be about again reporter in Vatican City we believe it's important to shed light on a powerful institution that's very controversial and plays a big role in our community so tell me about these land purchases can you give me a sense of the scale and how they we have have made this happen with the relatively little fanfare over the years it kind of started in early twenty seventeen we reported at that time that a handful of limited liability companies bought about six downtown properties and Scientology leader David Miscavige had presented a retail plan to to city staff officials and he was going to build an entertainment complex with Tom Cruise and he was going to recruit high and retail to some of the empty store fronts because downtown clear waters pretty depressed so we kept our eye on the downtown purchases once we dug into the data and pulled records we found that LLC is tied to the church of Scientology had bought about one hundred properties and the properties cover about one hundred acres and it's all surrounding the city's downtown waterfront who they buying from and how and how much are they offering brokers representing these companies were approaching downtown property owners many of the properties weren't listed for sale and our analysis found that these church officials were offering two three four times what the property appraiser said the properties were valued so clearly they wanted these properties a great deal why does this matter well our reporting shows that Scientology has a big interest in preserving its downtown campus flag is what they call it and it's the international spiritual headquarters of the church and it's also basically that financial nucleus of the entire organization there's prisoners that come here from all over the world to take courses in high level auditing that's not offered anywhere else the other side of that is flight is run by the sea org Scientology's full time work force these workers signed billion year contracts are paid very little work around the clock and Scientology has an interest in keeping that insulated according to former executives that we've interviewed what you mean billion year contracts the reason Scientology has such an outsized influence is because of the the cash and assets it has which is estimated to be three billion dollars part of the reason for that is because they have this sea org that works full time and is paid less than fifty dollars a week they keep their operations it's the type of servitude yes exactly and I guess the larger concern is that this could really thwart the city's plans for redevelopment if the Scientologists organizations are are going to have all this property that they're gonna keep for their own purposes right because the city officials have said that there's only so many factors they control one of the factors they do control is the waterfront land that's protected by city charter that they are in the middle of a sixty four million dollar plan right now to re design and develop into a park with gardens and a concert venue businesses might see this city project and say yeah let me take a chance on downtown and open up a business but now these LLC's tied to Scientology control the retail district they have control over what businesses of any come in what is the view of the local community I mean do they view it as helpful for the community at large to have a major religious organizations centered in their town or not you know Lou I spit from my reporting I've learned that there's a lot of mistrust and suspicion still in the community when it comes to Scientology because a lot of the residents here were living in the city one Scientology arrived in the seventies and they remember the tactics Scientology use just out of curiosity when you see the tactics that they use in the seventies what what were those Scientology arrive in downtown Clearwater nineteen seventy five they came in under a fake name to buy the fort Harrison hotel a historic hotel right in the center of downtown and the mayor at the time gave stars really raise the alarm he demanded to see their financials our board of directors he publicly asked why they were security cards with Billy clubs and mace on the roof and in nineteen seventy seven the FBI raided Scientology's had orders in LA in DC and then covered hundreds of thousands of memos and documents and inside those findings was a plan that Scientology operatives had had created and written to establish area control and the tactics they were using to establish Kerry control included infiltration spying smearing and a means it was a very turbulent time so the fact that the church is now buying up these properties through proxy organizations would maybe bring some alarm bells for the community because of what what has happened in the past yeah I think that the key here is the uncertainty we don't know what they're planning to do with the property is a lot of them are vacant lots vacant buildings empty storefronts we don't know if they're just going to continue to squat on them because they haven't done anything yet they haven't submitted redevelopment plans they haven't started construction or are they going to redevelop them and bring businesses and and contribute to a vibrant downtown

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'South Park' Episode Mocks Hollywood for Shaping Stories to Please China

The Frame

05:12 min | 3 years ago

'South Park' Episode Mocks Hollywood for Shaping Stories to Please China

"Comedy central South Park is no stranger to controversy over the shows almost three hundred episodes creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have taken on everything from scientology to the war in Iraq now the show has a new critic China the latest South Park episode titled Banned in China Takes on among other things how Hollywood panders to the massive sneeze entertainment market here's a cut from the episode that gets right to the point I can't do it anymore you guys I can't even think the Chinese government censoring everything I write no there's not going to be a bio pic movie for us it's so wrong you know I mean we live in a time where the only movies that it's American kids go see are ones that are approved by China yeah like China's the new MPAA Ryan Parker wrote about the controversy for the Hollywood reporter and he tells me how the Chinese government has reacted so far from everything that we can he from our correspondent it looks like South Park has been pretty much banned in the country and all references to sell park had been scrubbed from any online sites basically from everything we know if you search for South Park your not going to get any information and apparently all the streaming services have also seized is carrying any of the episodes in any of the clip so it's almost as though South Park all of a sudden doesn't exist I wanNA play a little cut from the episode here this is a scene in which may have caught the eye of some Chinese censors in this bit a very angry Mickey Mouse who might also be Disney head Bob Iger is chastising in a room full of Disney and marvel characters decided to go and start Chinese and I just say anything critical of Chinese politics will it is true so the Chinese seem to exploit their own people forced labor so I would say there's a fair amount in the band in China episode that Chinese answer could be a little bit angry about if you were to kind of pick a couple of examples what would you cite well I think that the when he the Pu reference definitely did not go over well I think that's been well reported that that's a huge issue there and then the the the way in which the the work camps were portrayed were in the Horton conditions that the those in prison there had to go through and was also probably Inaugu over well Yeah Winnie the Pooh I think in some circles has been compared to the appearance of President Gee and the Poo essentially vanished from a lot of sense social media sites in China is that right that sure seems to be the case from everything that I've seen reported and that apparently is what Matt and Trey the creators of South Park thought to and that's one of the reasons why randy when he gets put into a work camp runs into Winnie the Pooh and piglet and they explain exactly what's happening in the news which is the first time that Matt and Trey Have you South Park and real world events in news and worked it into the story line so you know they're getting their laughs but they're also a few things that maybe some folks aren't aware of listen guys we just got word back from the Chinese censors they don't want US mentioning organ transplants how come well they've been accused of harvesting organs from look it doesn't matter they they said no to the Oregon stuff oh and no homosexuality either there's this great phrase in the law it's a Latin phrase called ray so low quarter which means the facts speak for themselves and I have to say the fact that Chinese censors are blocking South Park pretty much validates the whole point of the episode doesn't it it would sure appear to be that way I think the mantra were definitely making a point sir numerous points rather when they did this episode both about how Hollywood and studios tailor their art to fit the Chinese censors so that they can obviously make money there but also the horn conditions that the work camps in China or what people who were in those camps in China the horrid conditions that they have to go through there've been a couple of run INS with China recently one is the NBA and the NBA has apologized because of what it called an inappropriate comment and by the general manager of the Houston Rockets who sent out a tweet and support of Hong Kong's Democracy Movement Matt and Trey have come out with a slight he different statement what did they say in response to the controversy well they went right for it which they usually tend to lean and they said light quote like the NBA welcome the Chinese censors into our homes into our hearts and part and basically what they were saying this full apology is that money and money is more important than freedom democracy so they definitely were leaning in and taking a shot with this fo apology and I I can't imagine this'll be the last we hear of it I wouldn't be surprised if there was something in this week's episode I don't know necessarily but I certainly wouldn't be surprised if this is the last we hear of it from them

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Is Scientology Really Just A Sham?

Truth Be Told

03:36 min | 3 years ago

Is Scientology Really Just A Sham?

Emmy nominations are out and HBO is back on top for now.

KCRW's Hollywood Breakdown

04:56 min | 3 years ago

Emmy nominations are out and HBO is back on top for now.

"I'm Kim Masters and this is the Hollywood breakdown joining me as Matt Bellamy of the Hollywood reporter and Bat obviously the Emmy nominations came out this past week and my first reaction was really to admire the wealth of material that is so oh good and you know the academy. The television academy has been paddled in the past for the sort of reflexive conservative re-nominating modern family teen times not that there's anything a great series it but got to the point where it seemed crazy just keep nominating and over and over again this time there is some really fresh interesting shows and actually some formidable matchups yeah I mean I think a lot of the headlines that came out of the Emmy nominations were based on game of thrones getting a record thirty two nominations but if you look deeper there are a lot of nuance shows like fleabag getting into the comedy race killing Eve in the drama race bowl shows from phoebe waller bridge if you look. Ed Shits Creek which is a word. I don't know if we can say on the radio <hes> but it is spell with a C. H.. In two TS <hes> that's a show that has been on for a number of years and not gotten much attention but the ground swell of love for the stars Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara got popped T._v.. Its first emmy nominations and there's a lot of Nice little narratives like that yeah I I was late to the Shits Creek Party. Yes it is going to say that word and <hes> benched it on Netflix like so many people I was like Oh look what I found on Netflix when really pop would probably like to assassinate me for even saying that except be really can binged on Netflix and it's pretty great. I'm also really impressed by the very high impact series that ran. They're not in the same category we have the R Kelly series from lifetime in the in one category up against <hes> Leah Remedies Scientology series and weirdly comedians in cars. I mean very very very different kind of material. Anthony Bourdain also is going to be I think for a lot of people an emotional choice but that r Kelly dock as we know he's imprisoned or Kelly right now and I think a lot of credit goes not only to Jim de regardless the journalists who pursued. Him For so long but Dream Hampton and lifetime for doing that series and if you look at the authorities who arrested r Kelly they specifically cited that Docu series as being the thing that opened there is to what was going on and if I'm lifetime I'm looking at that and saying wow that should be our emmy materials because this is the best advertisement you could get for winning. An award is that there's real world impact. You might think that the H._B._O.. Series leaving nevertheless would be in the same category with the R Kelly but it's not <hes> and it is up against you know things that are so diverse in and you know again. This is golden age in many ways some of the stuff I mean minding the gap and this points to the confusion. What's a T._v.? Show what's a movie mining. The gap was an Oscar contender this now also an emmy contender. That's happened before in the last few years and it's it's confusing and in the same category you have you know Jane Fonda Series and <hes> thing about Gilda radner and the it's it's a very <hes> odd set of. Things to be competing with each other but talking about cultural impact. I think you know I don't even know if we can measure what the impact of that series was but I think it was huge yeah. The breath of the nominees is one of the reasons that H._B._O.. Oh really clobbered Netflix this year. If you remember from last year the big narrative was at after seventeen years netflix finally overtook H._B._O.. As the top nominee at the emmys this year no such luck now obviously game of thrones was a big reason and for that but even if you take out the number one nominee on both of them game of Thrones H._B._O.. And when they see us the central park five miniseries on Netflix H._B._O.. Would still be the winner this year and that might be the Swan Song. I think in the future is going to be really difficult for H._B._O.. To compete with what Netflix is doing now. We're seeing the output of H._B._O.. Increase via this new streaming service called H._B._O.. Max that was announced last week but in the short term Netflix Netflix is really focused on winning awards and they are green-lighting things with an eye on whether they can win Oscars Emmy's so for the foreseeable future. I predict the emmy champion is going to be Netflix but it's going to be a nice party this year.

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