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What's next for Kim & Kanye

Juicy Scoop with Heather McDonald

06:48 min | Last week

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 | 2 weeks 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 | Last month

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 600 WREC

600 WREC

01:41 min | 2 months 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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"scientology" Discussed on Stuff They Don't Want You To Know Audio

Stuff They Don't Want You To Know Audio

04:27 min | 3 months ago

"scientology" Discussed on Stuff They Don't Want You To Know Audio

"Right there, I I, honestly, I have not listened too much of your your show Scientology Fair game yet I cannot wait to but I'm imagined that you guys get into quite a bit of discussion about. David and a lot of that on your show. Would that be correct? Yes. Absolutely. That okay. That's awesome. A again just from a group of guys who've been making your show for a long time that sounds like a terrifying thought just when you think about. Possible The things that scientology has done in the past with its First Amendment, rights and Large bags of money that they have. But I wanna I wanNA talk specifically about you inexperienced your co host of Scientology Fair Game Leah Remedy had. At one point in her life she was well I. Guess. I, don't know force would be the correct word. She was told to go to a facility in clearwater Florida that you mentioned. For a thing that was termed reprogramming can can you talk to us about what that term means within the context of Scientology? Yes I I'm going to try and do this without too much scientology's in in the description, but Leah made the mistake of questioning. The judgment and activities of Tom. Cruise and David miscavige Jr and for that that is a model sin in the world of scientology she was told that she must go to the facility in clearwater her own expense and ultimately cost a three hundred thousand dollars. Yes. Three hundred, thousand dollars. To receive this scientology auditing and auditing in Scientology is is you know? What the Tom that is used to describe scientology counseling and it is done with a this like little E. Mita. The sort of like a little lie detector you hold these to Kansas and at registers and the person that's doing on the other side sort of guys lo you've got this you know tell me about that or whatever. Yeah. I, WANNA know. And it was to get her. To. Effectively admit that everything every critical thought every criticism that she had was stemmed from something that she had done. And it's exactly what I was telling you before this is a very, very, very fundamental concept in scientology. It's not just if bad stuff happens to you. If you talk shit about someone, it's because you've done bad things to them. So. It's it's the idea that you're critical of someone because you have done something to hurt them or harm them in some way. So now a seeking to make less of them so that you can make it seem that what you're doing and saying is correct it's The the problem with it is and this is the problem with a lot of scientology. There is some fundamental truth to these things. There is some kernel of truth. There is not a lot in scientology that is just Shia bullshit. There is a lot that is take a thing and turn into something. With. A twisted logic that changes actually. What it into what it started out being into something that is almost diametrically opposed, and you see that in the vow to you see how Ranieri managed to twist things that had some fundamental concept or idea in like be living up to your word and turned that into being a slave. Now, how you get from one to the other is Kind of astonishing. But he managed to convince plenty of people to do it to the point with they were calling up an OSCE. Am I allowed to eat and another thirteen calories muster?.

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"scientology" Discussed on Stuff They Don't Want You To Know Audio

Stuff They Don't Want You To Know Audio

05:26 min | 3 months ago

"scientology" Discussed on Stuff They Don't Want You To Know Audio

"But the first thing that comes to mind is the vocabulary. My. If you've seen that show the vow that's on Hbo Max Right now all it's wonderful and in fact, we interviewed mock the center last week on our podcast. Oh, that's amazing. Yeah. I'd listen to it. It's it's an amazing episode because the parallels between Keith Ranieri and Nexium, and Scientology are astonishing well what I wanted to get to. The the similarities because I as I'm watching that show and thinking about scientology and what we've learned on this show in the past something that really struck me were those similarities you're talking about and one of the big things that I noticed is this. On the surface, a self improvement program for the Individual Ri-. and. Aided introspection appears to be the way that you get to that better place you see improvement but both have this extremely insular vocabulary. And I just wanted to know in your experience how does having a like a large modified vocabulary? Affect the way you think on a regular basis is such an amazingly incredibly smart question that no one has ever asked me before. Okay Oh. Seriously this is. This is not unique to scientology. If you now study all high control organizations, colts, you will find that. Terminology that limits understanding. To are confined, group of people is an important aspect of keeping them under under your thumb and control. It makes outsiders all outside those who are uninformed and incapable of understanding. And insiders all smarter than everybody else because the only ones that really understand. And what's so fascinating about nexium is the terminology that Keith Ranieri Stole From Scientology is identical. They talk about technology and levels and ethics they have disconnection I mean it's it's a crazy amount of parallels between scientology and nexium the big screw up the Keith Ranieri made was he did not turn it into a religion. He should have he should. He could take all the money just like scientology does he could've had all the power he wanted, and he would have had the protection of the First Amendment in the United States and that protection is. is almost like being superman. You can walk through walls and do all sorts of things that men morals are unable incapable illegal to do and get away with it and that I think was ultimately the doubtful of Keith Ranieri, if he had had. The brunt fron millions. To wage a legal war on the basis that he was practicing a religion and that his adherence were following religious beliefs and practices, he probably would not be in prison right now or we're paying taxes. Exactly. Exact- bets but. You Know Ben. You say that and that is true. But from my perspective I have always argued that the more important thing about tax exemption for scientology was not that they couldn't. They didn't pay taxes. Yeah. That's sucks. Every every citizen of the United States is subsidizing scientology i. mean that is a fact. But Scientology could pay that they got plenty of money. They got three billion dollars they could pay taxes more importantly two things. One with Religious Status from the IRS comes no government oversight. Scientology and religions do not have to any record of what they spend their money on how much they make whether this spending all to hire private investigators to go rambling and destroy people's lives all lawyers to to just fuck with people for the sake of fucking with them. And secondly when you walk into caught and you tell a judge. Johanna. I am sorry you off a bidden by the First Amendment by constitutional law from engaging even in an inquiry into whether al practices are appropriate or not because there is a complete. Between Courts and religion, you can't go there..

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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 | 3 months 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

04:33 min | 5 months ago

"scientology" Discussed on The Unimaginary Friendcast

"She's not scientologists, but you know you'd better watch out so that the lesson there is you better watch out what you say where you say what you say where you say Karen at she. said. Take. Your. Own. Advice David. Squeeze me because you're talking about your former church. Oh. Because when I go back. I'M GONNA get. Screwed. Maybe. We're on the radar. Now, we have a all these. Scientology organizations that are following us on social media. They're going to be really upset about this one. So it's true. In Social Media maybe not following us, but commenting. Oh. Yeah. That's true. True. David they're gonNA take a room and be like you see that wall. Walk to that wall, stick it up your ass. See, this asteroid, lift the astronauts, shove it right up. Your ass. David. Have you ever seen the movie? Bo Finger. Haven't. She should check it out if you can find it somewhere I watch it a long time ago I. don't remember it being good movie, but it Steve Martin and Eddie. Murphy, and they definitely makes fun of a religion at some point that celebrities participate in. It seems like they were roasting scientology. Check it out I started seeing the minister, but you guys have right yeah. Said about scientology. Supposedly. It is supposed to be. Any good and all I don't remember it at all. It's really long and at one moment. There's a singing. Were what are the carriages start singing to another character? It was the one of the weirdest moments of cinema. Is it working phoenix because he's usually we're. So. The direct or the other. Guy Philip Seymour. Hoffman, starts singing. Yeah She's really here. A lot of great performances I don't know if. Care to see the film again. But David thank you for keeping US abreast to all the scientology juicy news. Do you have any questions or comments before we ascension I. Think. That people should not join scientology. My impression based on learn so far. So you're coming out against it, I am saying it, it is an I wouldn't advise people to go down that road. Okay would you be afraid to meet Tom Cruise now? Okay, would you ask him about signing the Matala Jackie? Probably wouldn't unless we had a lot of time together. Nathan, would you get manager she if you guys were presented and then she said, what about scientology? Whatever mean? because. You WanNa talk about other stuff. Don't you. I'd love to talk to Tom Cruise. He's making a movie that they're gonNA shoot in space I. Know I, heard about? News. Jumper. Be Be jumped Yeah. I'm so excited. I mean, 'cause you'll be so shocked at how little he is like. So little, it's shocking I'm curious to see what his stature is compared to myself. Because I'm a relatively tall person that's just out of curiosity but. I don't know they. You know as an old adage, you should never meet year quote here. Because they're never gonNA, live up to you know I, just enjoy his don't mind. He literally couldn't live up to allow. David. Keep following the news, and we'll do another episode feature when there's more stuff going on. Thank you. Thank you for that in depth report. Thank you for having me. It's been a pleasure. All right everybody. We will be back next week as always. Thank you so much for tuning in. Follow us on. Social. Media Instagram facebook, and let us know what you thought and any scientologist listening. We'd love to hear from you Obviously. There's one out of three of us has. Experience in the Church of Scientology. So what I say, take it with a grain of salt because what do I know? And I would also like everyone I would encourage everyone once again to squeeze the cans which..

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"scientology" Discussed on The Unimaginary Friendcast

The Unimaginary Friendcast

09:34 min | 5 months ago

"scientology" Discussed on The Unimaginary Friendcast

"I ever saw her and she's you know she was in Jerry Maguire, she definitely seems. Very motivated. So to hear that, she was more interested in scientology than her husband isn't surprising to me. She seems very Taipei. Personality very driven. Totally. Totally. Other quotes that least recess says, why do you let them control you? You can come out. It's a different world now. That people have those those quotes and it's it's funny because I met almost all the scientologist celebrities. The only one. I didn't meet very face is Tom Cruise. But. I, I've been like as close as we are now to each other in a room with him. I will say that out Lisa, Marie? Presley. Held yourself differently than they did. She was more was a she was more like I don't care the rest of them. Tell the line they were ruled by scientology and they believe the hype. Scientology consistently tell celebrities that you are the upper one percent of the upper one percent of the planet. You are the most important person they told, Tom. Cruise length. He is the number one most important person on the planet, my Gosh. And celebrity you up. It's just gotTA. Really screw up. Well. I've talked to them and it fed their ego and they believed Sarah who signs up. At the time I. I know like Lee Remedy, say whatever she wants. But I know at the time she believed to I, know know she did I thought. Actor. I've mentioned this story before, but one of my first offers when we moved to Los Angeles was for scientology videos, just something I applied to self submitted I. Don't even know if I knew scientology related because I think the production company that they listed was. named. differently. Like Golden. Some Africa. Production. Maybe that's it yeah. and. You know had been submitting just gotten out here. Maybe done did one or two things by then. But. The woman who reached out to me was so encouraging and so like, oh, we just loved. You're what you're doing and loved your your submission and your real or whatever I sent them. We just really want you for this. So she was very like talking about stroking the egos very like. And they do like I've read that. They have that that drive to. It's like a status drive to have celebrities in there, but it looks like they try to get people. The same thing. Happened to a friend of mine. Another actor who moved out here where it was the same kind of like showering with praise trying to I. Think maybe they're a little desperate to get people to their videos, but I don't know. Interesting experience. Do. Shower you with praise when you're new to 'cause, you know like it's a place to turn to a weight from life. You know what I mean right there. Good welcoming in love bombing and stuff. On my do want to say, there's a guy named Tom. Tom Doctor who like if you're a scientologist, you know the name, he was a topsy org official and he was in the movie going clear and he said about John Travolta that. David miscavige would revert to him as the FAGGOT. He I and. and. It was at the time that the two the battle battlefield era, he was battlefield earth two thousand was being made in David, Toll Tom, Davar that John Travolta was in a relationship with one of the male producers of the movie. And this actually coincides with what I now because I knew someone who worked in that same office who is still devout scientologist and and let it slip to me. How David? David. miscavige referred to. John Travolta as Faggot, and it's funny because he went on to say that Oh. But he doesn't talk about Tom Cruise like that like he's so much more understanding about that, and it was and I was there with a friend and we were like, wait what now like, what do you think about Tom Cruise and he's like Tom. Cruise has it under control though he hasn't handled like John Travolta can't control his urges though. Gotcha. What anywhere any ARTETA? WHO said he didn't think Tom Cruise was gay was. Yeah. Yes. But it was also Tony or take the set. Tony, take a great guy and a great journalist. But he also said in that same interview that we did that Mardi rapid would not go back. Scientology night. I thought he might and goes like, no, there's no way. Did he rolled over everybody and went back weight after lear? Emini. No that's different. That's my grinder. Is Mardi wrapping was David right? Hand Man and he was in a war with Davis. Gamage, any recently actually went back and rolled over all the scientologists that laughed. I A piece of Shit. Yeah So. Now, we're GONNA go on to a Ben, keough which and I just want to say the only thing I want to say about him. This is Lisa Marie, Presley, son who died A. Last. Month also that I it sad and I don't want to say anything about it. I just WanNa say that sad and I met him when he was a kid and he was a sweet kid and Lisa was wonderful and her daughter was wonderful and even a Benz bother was wonderful to me and it's just a sad thing and I think that we can all. Agree that. We our heart goes out to these people. Right? He committed suicide, right? Yes he did and It's horrible tragedy. There's a church of scientology of anything to say about that. Haven't made any comment whatsoever. Well, he was opponent like she left. So he wasn't a part of the church. Was He? Your after she left, he wasn't, and it's probably best that they don't say anything because. Yeah, why? 'cause they're not the type of people they have. No. Sympathy is considered a lower of emotional state instead of so they would. They would express no compassion or sympathy if if they said anything. Although thousands of scientologists on their on their forms and stuff express sympathy Agra Super Kelly Preston. On her now, things I didn't know that occur behind the scenes in two, thousand twelve. They say that people have come forward and said that as early as two, thousand eight. Which I was out by about that time two, thousand, eight, she started pulling away. And then in two, thousand twelve, she released an album called storm grays where her lear said she. She cut ties with scientology. I'm GonNa read them to a couple of them, sound like it, but a couple of dome. So you guys come in I'm not GonNa read the whole song, just the ones that seemed like they. It's Nothing yet, and the lyrics are lay down the law. Don't make a sound just critical, just going down I don't belong I've lost the plot, not gullible can't be what I'm not. Think that I'm evil and I'm up the rails, you ain't seen nothing yet. If you don't get if I don't get with your system, then I'm sure to fail. Will. You Ain't seen nothin' Yeh. Okay later. Don't make a sound, just a piece of fruit who's hit the ground. I don't respond I've lost the plot unethical. Not what I thought. Okay. That's scientology. I`Ma. transgressive and suppressive as well. Then, yeah. Well, and disrupting corruption, bitch. You Ain't seen nothing yet be itch. She adds A. Did she. Did she add those bitches a reset? Yours? No, that's for percent. Don't do a thing. To me. Yeah. It sounds like she's coming out against them for Sir did the. See that in say anything or House. It's funny because it's two thousand twelve after that. She said, she identified as Scientologists, but that's not unusual for people coming out, they do it in stages and sometimes they will regress. That she started talking to other people talk to David Miscavige. Father, Ron? Miscarriage. And she asked him about what it was like on the base where they all are that that only they can go to another science can go to and she asked about confirmation of the whole. Do you guys remember what the whole? Okay. There's there's some reference where l Ron Hubbard talks about if if a IF A. If a staff member. Does something wrong. You throw them in the whole. It's supposed to be figuratively, but they created the whole at the base at gold base where it's these semi white trailers that are supposed to be disgusting They only have beds in them and sometimes they take the Beddow, but they put these people in there and they stay in there and what David miscavige started doing he created critical whole sake but. Every. Once in a while the all the other executives around him, when he he just say they were in lowers and put them in the hall because he doesn't want anyone to gain too much power because they'll come together.

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Ross Meets Roger Nygard: The Truth About Marriage

Oh No Ross and Carrie

06:08 min | 6 months 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 Point of Inquiry

Point of Inquiry

02:41 min | 7 months ago

"scientology" Discussed on Point of Inquiry

"Never met a real clear and The definition of clear Parral Ron Hubbard was a perfect memory of perfect I q know semantics, no pay, but they keep changing the definition, so that will fit if people think okay. I'm back. and other things they in the freeways. They were little. Building there at a big Lou for the free winds, which is their ship for own ta you can only do t eight on their ship and don't waste your money on it. It's awful. Wow, so anyway that I just wanted to mention that. Because we didn't really I thought you were going to go down the street of L. Ron. Hubbard, we. We're GONNA. Do those yeah I. I I forgot the right around the block. Well, so they sold the Church of Scientology owns. It's safe to say. Tens of millions of dollars of property in Los Angeles alone. Is it second only to clear water in the amount of facilities? Yeah clearwater is really they really by the lot of clearwater and thankfully Mark Bunker, who is a big critic of venture to scientology was never in, but has studied for years. You know just the both sides of it really and he is now just been elected to their city council. So that should be interesting though I bet they hate that ironic that they say they sell communication. They sell freedom. They sell truth and nothing could be farther from Madrid to scientology nothing. They're liars, they they cannot communicate. I've gone up to them for twenty years trying to communicate, they won't talk to me. While! They declare people suppressive like myself and no one is allowed to talk to me. If they talked to me, they will be declared suppressive. GET IN TROUBLE, yeah! Tory Christmas thank you so much for all the work. Do exposing the nefarious behavior of the Church of Scientology. Thank you well. We try, but you're the one who knows all insights. It's been helpful at bed. Great thanks so much I can say for anyone is look at both sides. Make sure you really know what you're getting into. If you're even thinking of joining, this has it's very spooky. There's a very dark side to it, and I promise you I can say that because I know if anyone looks at both sides. They'll never joined the Church of Scientology. Hope that is the case..

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"scientology" Discussed on Point of Inquiry

Point of Inquiry

02:12 min | 7 months ago

"scientology" Discussed on Point of Inquiry

"Over, buddy welcome to another episode of point of inquiry I'm your host Jim underdown executive director of the center for Inquiry West in, Los Angeles. Remember years ago they used to have. Maybe they still have it. They used to have a program called mass for shut ins with what we're doing today on point of inquiry. For those of you who are still locked down in the pandemic, the covid nineteen pandemic. Or if you just want to take a virtual tour of downtown, Hollywood, we're going to be looking at the scientology buildings in downtown Hollywood and along for the ride. Although she's not with me on the bicycle I will be speaking with Tori Chris. Men who was a longtime member of the Church of Scientology, and knows quite a bit about their various activities, both in these buildings, and in general what? What we're GONNA do is go back and forth between me on the bicycle live at five thirty in the morning, and the conversation between me and Tori talking about the buildings we have both a map, and some photographs for you to follow along with at home, so you can actually see. The buildings were talking about in the conversation. Thanks again for tuning in this is Jim underdown four point of enquiring? Sorry eastbound. Able. EASTBOUND on Hollywood Boulevard. We're GONNA. Take a little tour of. Hollywood. Scientology. Thanks today. Coming up to the old. site of the old surfer query West. Had Forty seven, seventy three Hollywood bull riding..

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SpaceX is working with Tom Cruise to film a movie in space

10 10 WINS 24 Hour News

00:40 sec | 9 months ago

SpaceX is working with Tom Cruise to film a movie in space

"Which A. list star wants to shoot the first movie in outer space Jason Nathanson has the answers the final frontier space really is the final frontier when it comes to movie making no one's made a movie about the planet and now Tom Cruise apparently wants to change that deadline reports the cruises working with SpaceX founder Elon musk to make the first ever narrative feature film shot in space no real details yet about plot costars a release date this appears to be in the very early stages but if anyone can pull something like this off it's extreme stuntman slash actor Tom Cruise his latest project brings to mind a sci fi epic from another avid follower of Scientology John Travolta's battlefield

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Cults Daily: The Seekers Dr. Charles Laughead

Cults

04:17 min | 9 months 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 | 10 months 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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Virtual Game 'Neopets' Turns 20

The Polygon Show

11:52 min | 1 year 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 | 1 year 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 | 1 year 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 | 1 year ago

Is Scientology Really Just A Sham?

Leah Remini: 'Scientology and the Aftermath' to end with two-hour special

Beyond Reality Radio

00:43 sec | 1 year ago

Leah Remini: 'Scientology and the Aftermath' to end with two-hour special

"Scientology on the aftermath will end with a look at rape accusations against a TV star after three seasons Leah Remini Scientology series is over but it was her decision Amy's docu series Scientology and the aftermath examine the controversial organization and its members the final episode will air August twenty sixth with a two hour special tape before a live audience a former Scientology members that seventies show star in Scientology member Danny Masterson's rape allegations will be the subject of the final episode according to The Hollywood Reporter the show will feature two women who claim that after filing rape allegations against Masterson they were stopped by agents from the church of

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Stockton, Danny Masterson And LA discussed on 10 10 WINS 24 Hour News

10 10 WINS 24 Hour News

00:33 sec | 1 year ago

Stockton, Danny Masterson And LA discussed on 10 10 WINS 24 Hour News

"Five four women have filed suit against the church of Scientology claiming the organization Stockton intimidated them after accusing actor Danny Masterson of rape Masterson best known for his work on at seventy shows a prominent member of the celebrity heavy church the suit filed in LA claims the church's leader and Masterson engaged in stocking physical invasion of privacy Hey conspiracy to obstruct justice Masterson was originally from Albertson on Long Island told TMZ the lawsuit is ridiculous and will be thrown out and he looks forward to his day in

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

KCRW's Hollywood Breakdown

04:56 min | 1 year 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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23 to remain on Scientology ship in Curacao in measles scare

America's Truckin' Network

00:37 sec | 1 year ago

23 to remain on Scientology ship in Curacao in measles scare

"Those passengers have been allowed to leave a ship owned by the church of Scientology after it was corn teen for measles. The free wins was docked in Saint Lucia. It's now returned to its homeport of curious, Sal in most of the passengers on board can get off the ship says, Dr Izzy Gerston blue people who are protected are free to go. He's the head of the epidemic. Allergy and research institute at curious sounds ministry of health these fifteen crew members and eight passengers remain on the ship in quarantine because they're at risk of contracting measles after a female crew member was diagnosed with measles, they'll have to stay on board until may

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Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes make it official at Met Gala

The Morning Toast

02:04 min | 1 year ago

Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes make it official at Met Gala

"Three McAllister's first, Jamie Foxx, Katie Holmes. Make it met gala fischel posing a couple on the first major event red carpet big deal. I didn't even know that. Because I was watching news, obviously, they didn't show us anything important. Oh up. Sorry while they didn't hit the red carpet. The couple posed for photos inside the event in front of the flower wall. And in the main met hall looking cozy with their hands around one another as they stop for photographers, which they've never done before. They're always photograph editor sitting next to me like with an iphone. She doesn't want to poke the bear Scientology. Maybe she's out of her contract feel so bad for like, I think about her all the time. I know, but I feel as though they've been together for really longtime her Jamie Foxx, make feeling really happy. I think so because they don't like seek like this. Slime light. You know, when I just wanna say another very disappointing person. Outfit jaylo. Just like so thirsty thirsty. So been there done that riana and khloe Kardashian get like she could have warned that dress and even the headpiece like an award show wasn't special. No, it wasn't special obvious thirsty choice, and it was like almost two safe, but her safety like it was actually risk who who chilling. I need to clear my throat, so. Told his season hot nice. Okay. Katie Holmes, Jamie Foxx. Do you ship? I do actually really happy for them. I feel Jamie Foxx needs a stable woman in his life. She's a mom. She's a business woman. I think they're both really good for each other. She needs a little excitement in her life. I feel like she's been Kimmy Schmidt. The mo- woman for years like she just needs to leave the house and go to parties, and like he can offer her that they both fit each other's needs. Really? Well, yeah, I'm glad that they have the competence or whatever the contract ending grump. And they have started to step out a little while ago, actually, like a good amount of time ago. And then like something happened with the contract, you know, she got a cease and desist or some shit, and they really took a step back. And I thought they had broken up. But no, they're here at Mukalla.

Scientology ship with measles case on board still quarantined as blood samples tested

News and Perspective with Tom Hutyler

00:43 sec | 1 year ago

Scientology ship with measles case on board still quarantined as blood samples tested

"With passengers on a cruise ship still in quarantine because of a measles scare the Scientology owned fifth arrived in Curacao over the weekend days after being quarantined in Saint Lucia a case of measles confirmed on board health officials boarding the ship. Checking proof of measles vaccination for the more than three hundred people on that ship. They now say they don't think the measles have spread past the one case. But until they're short no one will leave that ship measles, of course, incredibly contagious that virus lingering in the air for up to two hours after an infectious person has come through. It can be very dangerous need to say, especially for young babies. And of course, those people with compromised immune systems health officials in southern California

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Saint Lucia Port, Saint Lucia And Caribbean discussed on At Home with Gary Sullivan

At Home with Gary Sullivan

00:30 sec | 1 year ago

Saint Lucia Port, Saint Lucia And Caribbean discussed on At Home with Gary Sullivan

"Nearly three hundred passengers on church of Scientology cruise ship or under quarantine for measles after arriving in the Caribbean. Port, of course, how local medical officials say no one can leave the ship until they offer proof of vaccination the four hundred forty foot ship was held in Saint Lucia in late April after a single crewmember potentially exposed everyone on board to the highly contagious disease about one hundred doses of measles vaccine were given out to people on the ship before it left Saint Lucia port on

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"scientology" Discussed on Juicy Scoop with Heather McDonald

Juicy Scoop with Heather McDonald

01:44 min | 2 years ago

"scientology" Discussed on Juicy Scoop with Heather McDonald

"And if they wanted more and they knew. That I had more money coming in, they would go grab some rich Scientologists and get him to give me a loan for a week or a month or whenever that money was coming in. And so that I could make that donation right than in there. And now would they convince you, why would you have to do that donation? What didn't you want a bigger house? Didn't you want to buy a boat? No. I mean, you know, that's the thing in Scientology is that if you have those things or you know, I had, you know, I had a good sized home. It's more for the PR showing look how successful I am for Scientology. Wait, you wanna do more than anything is that you believe you're helping some Somali weak spot were children, so they would come to me and say, Michelle, here's what's happening in Boston. This was a real time they did this in Boston. There's a school that is for disabled children, and these children are having to walk around with backpacks on their back and it has some sort of shocking device in it so that if the children. In having a meltdown or temper tantrum that the teachers can push a button and it shocks these children, and we're gonna go save these children, and we're gonna make sure that the school is closed. So I I was all over it. And so they wanted to hundred and fifty thousand completely made up story obviously hell. So it was a real story that was on on. They showed it to me, there was a real newscaster who done this story, but the church of Scientology did nothing. I mean, they were not behind that at all. I actually found out that the money that I donated they put it towards making more Elwin Hubbard.

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"scientology" Discussed on Juicy Scoop with Heather McDonald

Juicy Scoop with Heather McDonald

03:25 min | 2 years ago

"scientology" Discussed on Juicy Scoop with Heather McDonald

"I'll probably wanna come see you. I'll probably give you. Gift every year. I don't know. You know, we're going to it's a, it's a grassroots movement, but it's all there so fought make sure you follow me on that. Give me a five star review. Oh, I think the people choice award for the pot for the podcast. I think it might be over with it's close, but if I become a finalist which we will find out on Monday, then you'll have enough to vote again. That'd be pretty amazing because I wasn't even a nominee. So if you guys voted enough to make me a nominee, I will lose my shit, but now I'm really excited to had. I had a great interview and this is the woman who escaped Scientology. Her story is fascinating to became a late in life lesbian, so you know how much I love that. Anyway. We had a great interview. It wasn't Skype because she's in Georgia. So be a little patient with the audio, but it's super interesting and I loved talking to her and she answered a lot of questions that have. I've never had answered before about Scientology. So I am here. I'm talking to the author perfectly clear. Michelle LeClair said how I say. Yeah. And I talked about it to you guys earlier when I read about her and people some really excited to get into the book and have an interview with you. So first of all, there's two, the two juiciest topics of my life is you which is escaping Scientology and late in life lesbians. So I mean, I love it alleged whole life story. No, I've been really intrigued by Scientology for a long time, and I've actually, I actually was talking a lot about it like a year ago. And I said there's gotta be some Scientologists that didn't have to clean the toilets that you know haven't had horrible things happen to them that have a normal life that are happy with being signed Hala gist. Like, you know, seems like all we hear about is like the sea org and these people that you know. And so I did meet with this woman at a restaurant. And so that was kinda interesting because what I was talking to her, I was. Being very respectful, but trying to get the real juice, you know. And I did ask her right from the start, and I'm like, what's the stance on homosexuality? She's like, that's not true that they're completely accepting. I have a friend who's a lesbian who's in the church, and so that's been like a big thing that I think they've like backtracked in the last few years trying to act like that wasn't part of their policy Lissa. Let's just filming. Just get into your story. Like how were you first introduced to Scientology you? It was through your mom, right? It was soon. My mom, so my mom and I moved to, I'm from Oklahoma to California when I was sixteen and she started working for a management company and that management company happened to be one of the largest recruiters to the church of Scientology and management company. Like what were they managing their called sterling management? And I believe they are still in practice today in. So what they do is they do management training for individual practitioners, like chiropractors and opthamologist in dentists, and they go and teach them how to market better have to have better sales in their business..

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"scientology" Discussed on StandUp SpeakUp by Tokii

StandUp SpeakUp by Tokii

01:35 min | 2 years ago

"scientology" Discussed on StandUp SpeakUp by Tokii

"All about money there's real it's all about money and just making you feel like without scientology you are nobody you are worthless and i i would i would definitely say coming from a business background i would hire any scientologists that's left scientology because they are extremely hard working i think where you'd have to work on them is for them to start sharing own opinions for them to be comfortable stepping out of maybe a comfort zone with their afraid that they might get negative feedback i mean they're basically managed through fear i hope they all go to jail i hope those the top people not the ones that are brainwashed but davis garbage in his his unit around him that no reality what's going on go to jail and that was talked about in in our interviews the fact that hope there has to be officials onto this in a way that you know it's coming to an end maybe sooner rather than later as opposed to just dying out like the there's so much evidence or stories around there has to you know they have to be why aren't they do anything why isn't as sop that's a big question everyone has no i know and i think that now i think the government agencies are treating them like they treat on a criminal syndicate and i think that's the protest they have to take and and i think leah is the best thing that ever happened to the survivors of scientology and i think that she has she has the smarts take it all down and i cannot wait for that day to happen.

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"scientology" Discussed on StandUp SpeakUp by Tokii

StandUp SpeakUp by Tokii

02:08 min | 2 years ago

"scientology" Discussed on StandUp SpeakUp by Tokii

"That person it wasn't like someone was found for me and do they when you get married in scientology is it a legal marriage that scene legally with united states or is it a scientology marriage how does that work well we went to the courthouse so is a legal marriage in nate like just a minister house assign off on it and so like scientology is recognized as a religion so once a fine holiday minister signs off that paper than it is a fully legal marriage and you guys decided to leave together but it was he mentioned that it was hard and it was back and forth yeah yeah we decided to leave together but then the church were secretly porn aside my husband and trying to convince him to stay and me then like ditch me and like just sort of like pretty much screw me over and so you know i didn't know any of that was happening so we almost wound i almost wound up leaving without him but in the end he finally told me and we wound up leaving together why did you think it was harder for him why was he hesitated do you think i think a few reasons one is that his family was still in scientology so you know he was threatened with not being able to speak with them and i think that his family met more him than my family because he had grown up in a sort of normal life with them where to me where for me the idea of leaving my family was like see you later i barely even know you guys so it had a lot more you know that that threat had a lot more power to him then it would have for me and i think that i think that dallas is more of a.

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"scientology" Discussed on StandUp SpeakUp by Tokii

StandUp SpeakUp by Tokii

02:16 min | 2 years ago

"scientology" Discussed on StandUp SpeakUp by Tokii

"And has been an outspoken critic ever since she now runs the website ex scientology kids dot com along with two other women how did you even know to get out i mean you had been in that environment for so long like the fact you even left is is huge like how did you even know that was the right thing to do it's like impossible to know at that time but i think at some point it just becomes like there's so much abuse and so much bad things going on literally my physical instincts take over and they're like we we can't put up with this anymore this like lack of sleep this mind messing with constantly in at some point i couldn't even have told you rationally why i needed to get out but i knew that my body or whatever you call it i cannot do it anymore even if i thought i should have is just couldn't do it anymore i know that in the scientology culture they're not supportive of pharmaceuticals for mental health and and therapy but when you lost you must have had so many range of emotions did you feel guilty seeking out therapy or seeking out ways to help you i think that i didn't think those things out at first i mean i think that when i came out i had to prioritize like i was in no position to be able to be doing that because i didn't have a place to live and well i mean we stayed with my husband's parents but i was like all of a sudden immerse with talking to all these people that i we called wogs before so i was like honestly on survival mode how do i get money in my pocket or even how to get from one place to another and talk to normal people and and kind of how to be normal that wasn't something that i feel like was on my radar at that time and that i could've done because it was just it was just basic survival but how did you cope without anxiety like i can't even imagine what it would have felt like all the sudden bi haute in a whole new world new experience.

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"scientology" Discussed on StandUp SpeakUp by Tokii

StandUp SpeakUp by Tokii

01:41 min | 2 years ago

"scientology" Discussed on StandUp SpeakUp by Tokii

"I mean he was recruiting me from day one he i mean you know we room after work he sat me down and start to get into the whole rincon nation to sell me on the idea reincarnation from there he was actually trained in the scientology techniques so every night he would you know take through some signs holiday pros auditing it was cool dynamic auditing and take me into these slides where eventually discovered you know i was all of that team and and it was completely on my purpose line to help society usually is pretty ideal like i get why that could be captivating and somebody saying like you come to me and your problems going to go away just by you telling universe with the problem is exactly exactly it's it's it's magic you know this is a magic yo this is the big secret and then you know you always have the carrot of some thank what they would call the ot levels which was dynamics was an basic scientology was sort of handling your own problems and then dine at six was dealing with your own rations then you have these secret ot levels that you're supposed to become so how a fallen and you know you've got rid of all your own personal stuff that you can just magically so things you can make people well you know i would hear stories from these ot as you know the dogs was sick and they're away on holiday and and they they just go to pick through their daughter their head and you know they got better.

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"scientology" Discussed on StandUp SpeakUp by Tokii

StandUp SpeakUp by Tokii

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"scientology" Discussed on StandUp SpeakUp by Tokii

"As leah remmy split from the organization we're remedy is an actress best known for her role on the cbs comedy series the king of queens which ran from nineteen ninety eight to two thousand seven once a scientologist leah is now an anti scientology activist two years after leaving the organization she released a memoir about her experience with scientology and that was eventually followed by her award winning series on a and e lear rimini scientology and the aftermath whether it's the shocking and crazy stories celebrity involvement or simple curiosity something continues to drive pop culture's obsession with scientology and today we'll share the stories of four people who escaped the church and are now speaking out our first guest says she found her calling in life the hard way lawrie hodgson is fighting to get her children back because of scientology's disconnection policy which forces the severance of all time is between a scientologist and anybody deemed to be antagonistic towards the church in lurie's new book a mother's heartbreak how scientology destroyed my family she explains how her two adult children have been convinced by the church to cut her out of their lives laurie raised her kids as scientologists but everything changed when the church and her ex husband wanted their daughter to drop out of school and joined the sea org scientology's religious order i had any replacement that went bad and fix minutes later i went back in to have it re taken out and had it redone on my daughter thicket by to me right after i got out in the recovery room and my and they sent my daughter and she said she was eighteen my son has been the dark i was already really fed about him and then she comes into fake it by to me that she's joining the the next day and that she's getting married and i'm in the hospital and i went into shock and almost died and my dad had to run and get the.

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"scientology" Discussed on Oh No Ross and Carrie

Oh No Ross and Carrie

02:01 min | 3 years ago

"scientology" Discussed on Oh No Ross and Carrie

"So back to the church of scientology of the valley case so we decided we'll go this time maybe we shouldn't blockade being like were often carry yeah because i use my real name and credit card when signing up for the galaxy press tickets maybe this time yeah we should try to go incognito should see how big of a perimeter they've set up to keep us out this is a new facility we've never been to maybe they're not expecting us there and i talked with chris shelton about this are longtime scientology expert and former member and see ord member in he had said that they do have a quote unquote rogues gallery of why people essentially that they they warn their front desk members insecurity about said these are scientology care he has are eyebrows on way up and i guess they get warned about certain people like tori chris men and tony ortega all those people like watch out for them don't let them in and so must be their names and faces yeah i've always wondered like what form does is take what is look like how is it communicated how do they drill it into people are we on it yeah oh my gosh him tassled already yes yasuoki he had warned us we might be in the rogues gallery and they might be looking for us and i plumber got it but okay even at this new location so as we were planning to go visit there and we had postponed it a couple of times i kinda white that scientology just never knows when we're coming because we never know when we're coming here but we happen to have a morning free this morning where we could both go but we're like okay we won't call ourselves rossin kerry we won't come in at the same time so i use may old illegal name caroline and i was going to be jeff l man and i was already likely here artists going to go south is as we are ride fake named a couple of times before doesn't work at the onassio us tried to go by robert i just kept calling him rossel that was dumb because the sounded to similar and i really should have gone is ross there.

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"scientology" Discussed on You're Welcome! With Chael Sonnen

You're Welcome! With Chael Sonnen

02:06 min | 3 years ago

"scientology" Discussed on You're Welcome! With Chael Sonnen

"His lebar strauss school the bacoma ditto as any big deal handed of act him at the end of the day i can through it somewhere his just days it's different mean it's just it's different different day different time all right guys a any an eas amin nominated groundbreaking duckie series lear ramini scientology in the aftermath has returned for a season too new episodes every tuesday at nine o'clock eight central on a any lear remaining scientology and the aftermath follows lear ramini along with other high level former scientology executives and church members as they delve deep into the shocking stories of abuse heartbreak and harassment experienced by those who have left the church and spoken publicly about their experiences this season lear ramini continues her quest to give a voice to victims of the church of scientology this series also explores accounts of former members whose lives have been significantly impacted by the church practices remaining is helping people take action turning survivors into fighters revealing truth in seeking justice catch up on episodes on the amy app and at t v dot com it's an amazing show and guys if you haven't seen it you can also catch the first season available on demand and on the path lear remaining scientology and the aftermath you gotta check it out jake a final thoughts i gotta go to the olympics now i'm literally next next year give a joke i was like a joke you have a joke with till the audience a joke that might be in this segment joe sorta ac could tell jokes all the time i kimber left orbital joke.

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