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"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..
"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.
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.
"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..
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
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.
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.
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
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
'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
Is Scientology Really Just A Sham?
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
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
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.
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
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
"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
Church of Scientology cruise ship quarantined after measles case moves to Curacao
"Nearly three hundred passengers on a 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 crew member 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
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
Saint Lucia And Scientology discussed on KYW 24 Hour News
"Cruise that was cordoned off Saint Lucia after a measles case was discovered on board was released today and sailed off ship is reportedly owned by the church of Scientology about one hundred measles vaccinations were sent to the ship
Scientology, NBC And Miguel discussed on Rush Limbaugh
"A Scientology cruise ship carrying three hundred passengers under quarantine in the Caribbean because of measles NBC's Miguel. Almaguer says one crew member has a confirmed case of measles island. Doctors are worried without proof. The other passengers reveal aided the virus could spread to locals if anyone is allowed off the ship. We thought it prudent. That we quarantined the ship before hundred forty foot free winds owned by the church of Scientology is important Saint
"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..
"scientology" Discussed on Hollywood Babble-On
"Street from the scientology building me out a little bit that's across the street across the street and i'm afraid you know they have that here as well it's not just in los angeles scientology it's all over the world son oh i've seen the commercial yeah they've got their own tv network now do they really yeah maybe i can get a pilot maybe i can go across the street no dishes and i don't know maybe something's going on but they ralph report to say the like look we appreciate your show we just want you to include this could you say these words and you're like l ron hubbard is the best welcome to the hubbard report now it just makes me nervous i was i was fucking around on facebook the other day like you do and you've all done this and don't say you have and because you're a liar you're on facebook and you say whatever happened to and you start looking up your xs right you've never done that liar i know most of them now that's true your friends were most of a natural i'm not friends with all my ex's so why file on them on facebook because usually in the real world pigeon boy relationships end up in a shitty way and people have bad feelings and you go your separate ways and you don't talk to each other again but you're still curious remember that person i used to fuck what are they doing today and so you go on facebook and you dial them up and you say what's going on so there was this girl i used to see and she was a former adult entertainer she was a she was a stripper an exotic dancer i apologize and so i looked her up on facebook wondering what she was up to because he's start to having a style gic feeling sometimes and and it turns out got page it was like so i read kills i'm like what and it was all scientology of she'd flipped she totally bought in and every post she had was how psychiatrists are the are the devil and psychiatry kills and tom cruise is a good actor and it was all kinds of things that only a person in scientology would say and i got i got sad i got i got i got a little agitated because i knew her she was a free spirit and she was very open and sort of to see her toe that line and to be so rigid in her in her indoctrination was a little terrifying so any time i see one of those buildings i terrified so it spend the rest of the night terrified if that's okay with you go over there and be like you stole my friend gave me my stripper back tom cruise i'm real take a personality test thank you did you ever buy into any of that at all back in the day when i first got to los angeles there's a big hollywood scientology center and then they've got the celebrity center which if you come to l a to be an actor you see this celebrity center you're like that's where i wanna go because all the celebrities live there in the center and then they had this thing we're going to help you when you take the personality tests and everything and you can you can be you can be improved and we'll teach you how to use your mind and all your problems will go away okay tell you when i first got to la in the in the late eighties do no but i was i was like my might look into that someday i'm busy drinking and doing coke right now but eventually when i take a break from that i might look into something spiritual which i never really got around to but at before everyone knew what they know now at the time it seemed like a perfectly legitimate option i known never looked into it and shit i was already involved in my own cum book love affair with jesus i didn't need somebody bill your god eze new now man i'm like no no no that's like bullshit my god is a jewish carpenter that's right is my co pilot i was a phone away catholic i was like well maybe there's something to this because that's ci in the name it's like i like science science is good i remember that commercials when i was a kid like dianetics by l ron hubbard and i was.
"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.
"scientology" Discussed on StandUp SpeakUp by Tokii
"I don't believe that he believes in all their their teachings 'cause their teachings are ridiculous i mean they make no sense yeah and i felt that as well there has to be something on there because we've heard some of these terrible stories of young people forced to join cadets at a very young age and other stories of forced labor for basically no money this is not what tom cruise is not scrubbing floors so what what part of scientology is he seeing you know i heard a few stories you don't so this is an example of when when he got married to katie holmes used a scientology chef had come out to the ranch in montana done the whole wedding and they needed to get bigger stoves for the amount of people coming in so tom cruise's people said okay well you go buy it put it on a credit card and he's like well i can't put the credit card they're like just put on your personal credit card it was like sixty thousand dollars and they never paid him back for that 'cause they literally told him he's lucky that his purchase got to be used for tom cruise's wedding and that's very common that he'll have staff don't work for any money and there was lucky to be one of tom cruise staff i think he's let it go to his head i think that those that still slow in scientology are don't wanna see the real picture which i find shocking because there's so many claims of sexual abuse i mean we didn't put many in this episode but i've heard countless countless of abuse and there was no action taken countless stories of just child abuse with physical abuse that nobody deals with i mean these kids that grow from scientology are traumatized the one thing that really made me think was when lory was talking about her kids who won't talk to her anymore she said i don't care if they do scientology i just wanna be their mom and from that i thought about yeah you know there are all kinds of different religious beliefs in the world but why with scientology this is the one where you can't talk to anyone in all these horrible things are happening you can't you can't even go talk to your mom and being scientology because she doesn't believe that is the part that makes me think wow it is just.
"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.
"scientology" Discussed on WSB-AM
"You're upset judge until i did read this article and it seems like travolta has been seething for years that he doesn't get the same treatment as tom cruise scientology has new television station i have it it's on it's on direct tv and they're showing all the wonderful things that scientology is about and perhaps this is the time john travolta can jump in and you know host a show maybe a daily show the z new filed let's see new files i really think david miscavige it's just has a type you know type he likes he likes to use telling me that you think that there's a a sexual attraction listen they're both kinda shorter yeah that's true and i know i've heard that tom cruise just looks into your soul and he's talking to you so even if you want to approach him with tom cruise whatever you can't help it draws you in and you end up loving him i think that there's something about that that i think this guy who's the head of the scientology church is in love i think jesting lust with tom listen at scientology is all about suppressing sexual urges no no hold on you can't just go out there and say that's what scientology's all man oh no i'm not a scientologist but i'm just saying that my understanding now there have been rumors about that that it might help you cover that up we don't know if that's true or not but my understanding is at the heart of it all at the heart of it all all of the bad vibes column these statements bad vibes were were put inside the volcanoes on the earth and then the volcanoes blow and then those bad fagan's get inside of us.
"scientology" Discussed on Pat Gray Unleashed
"That's what it is right they saw the more of a bumper sticker on your car that's what i have one care a lot on decided not we don't want him yeah they they don't mess around man no don't say what you will about them and you know they all kinds of money all kinds of bigwigs part of the part of the scientology family but they don't mess around kindly to words spoken about them not the negative fashion what's her name the actress who's really fighting hard armor scientologists re re re she was on some sitcom we're looking out lynn bari who you're talking about man who is it remmy right king of queens yeah king queen okay that's helpful really remmy lee remmy you're a mini remedy okay really really outspoken and they don't like no they do do not you don't like though they do not and there's been some stories about the head guy the miscarriage he's not too happy about either i know there's you know there's been a go into watching a special on netflix or somewhere on few months ago yes very interesting it was interesting yes that cover the his missing wife's disappearance i don't think so part of that you're going to get a phone call today same number two okay so i'm still bummed about that i don't have a bumper sticker say i don't even i think the sticker that says i'm a heathen kind of off flyers.
"scientology" Discussed on Lights, Camera, Podcast
"Yet he completely will not do it he himself has cash treated because they're gonna you know divulge his secrets i just i watched that documentary it i said i never watching it tom cruise movie again and i have not that's all i wish you guys to the name of it the scientology doc was built couple of years ago a lawyer going failure clear that was one of the best documentaries have seen a time and doc what you should change your life that changed my life by some never support this guy again we religiously eydelie certain parts of tom cruise but that bend of it's not definitely not part of that what we really do we really like and for the scientology aspect we know jumped couch we kinda like that part of a like i we're just just try not to get sued here is that we can stay away from that there were okay that's a good because i went off on cruise on espn radio and then i got a comment for my boss is a guy catch that economic why not i hate time like we got it we don't want to sign it going while that's my god we acura magnolias i love that movie i can't ever it again now because i despise that guy but i love pt anderson then i loved magnolia eyes obviously work with score says in color money i'm not going to gently rain man i think he's really good performance but i just i can't stand him as an individual you seeing that now with me to movement the pack you can watch woody allen movie nap you'll got like god you actually read the stuff how how can you watch midnight errors against so it's it's different for each person i totally get yeah before move into the acting quick but it to be specific it's the tom cruise fake bought it from valkar he that we are a pretty obsessed with everything at the funniest picture on us.
"scientology" Discussed on The MILO Show
"Uh you know under threat of islamic terror no because of what your organization does and has done black people and what it does to people who attempt to leave your noticed by the way did you see that story where the scientology had cook well it's alleged we must say that scientology has cooked up sexual assault allegations against somebody who left you see a story was ondrej yeah occurred worst have you know finally drug in people's cars i've heard i've been just all kinds of uh you know it just gary uh and they said they say in their doctrine that if somebody is ifp do whatever it takes to destroy their lives and has noisy and you can do believe it's it's you know this is it there are tears of uh of uh of how dangerous somebody is and if somebody gets all the way up to two it's espy's the top one i think um which is which is you are now i'm venue on then then you can do whatever it takes i mean it sounds he's a bit like come was at the ten th rule of satanism will the 10th satanic laura something the end and on sounded a vase stuffed all sounds fine until you get to the lost one where it says if if he stands for the only way to destroy him and you're like oh all right steady on calm down and that's your clue because the rest of the little sound innocuous there will like you know do what that will should withhold little i you know individualism blah blah and you're like okay i know i know this is not quite right and you're looking on state the the scientology rules or any of these cults any of these you know pseudo religion stuff any of these crazy belief systems they always end the lost lowernoise involves the would destroy.
"scientology" Discussed on The MILO Show
"Actually or crunchers that she doesn't even be the truth for the forest you know yeah she she actually your illusion off we re we had a meeting with uh uh uh steve bannon and steve bannon brad he goes you a scientology know this is a big problem with that he took quote him he said you're thirteen times crave your than i am woman that you know what i'm like michael wolff i have no doubt whatsoever about your report seems steve bannon phrases 'cause i can hear that in my head i know exactly knew exactly the tony said that it and then after we perish that meeting you know basically like that so you understand you can't you know if you're you're gonna either just left while we couldn't volume in clearwater because aguas herstall had told us that in clearwater there on the street corners which they are with people lot protest in then trying to get her children back so good icing on ninety realizes his down here in florida where i live the clearwater in florida is one of their like their their new if cintas this is they're they're quote unquote holiest site is that hotel in clearwater egg back back broccoli and i didn't elevator either you're honored by you know i not with what she told uh the banner ad on me without this is what she called me she said you can be a christian and all of this and job you know i use those thoughts war crime a like a regular kong hopkins order uh working under died like a tony robbins counterfeiting apart but bit hayes this thing here's the thing you can't be a christian and decide until just at the same time and and we know this we've got we know from documents from the cia we know from what scientology itself says we know from o l ron hubbard said about jesus in an an abound christianity we know that you cannot be a christian and disarmed told you up i think some of the problem for her is that scientology has it.
"scientology" Discussed on The MILO Show
"How i guess my question is scientology is the worst kind of like rich people west coast were you know you have to pay to get into it eighth go all of the hallmarks of a dangerous and oppressive and sinister cult some of the behavior that is now on arguable it is beyond question the reporting that that has been done on scientology the stuff that has toppled out about the church of scientology is beyond question and scientology's reign as an organization that would suit people into oblivion for even mentioning them negatively knees over because of the sheer weight of astonishing and devastating reporting on that particular they call themselves a religion that particular organization right now from my point of view it is regarded as the worst kind of selfindulgent west coast who are and that would him here had to me you know this sort of thing that this sort of the tickets for liberals the celebrity co aspects of it right that would appear to me to be like kryptonite to trump voters so my question is how do you think joy reconcile these two things like how does she think that being a scientologist crude was compatible with a successful run for congress and how constituencies is or at least wars trump supporting populist nationalist conservative for whom scientology is like is so cancerous did you get a sense what did you get a sense that she was attempting to reconcile these things or just kind of hoping for the best i i action.
"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.
"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.
"scientology" Discussed on The Eddie Trunk Podcast
"Hey guys 80s ami nominated groundbreaking doc you series lear remedy scientology in the aftermath returns for seizing two on august 15th with ten all new episodes vis show was riveting and revealing i watched all of the first season and a second season is coming as i mentioned august 15th on a any lee remedy scientology in the aftermath follows lee remedy along with high level former scientology executives and church members as they delve deep into shocking stories of abuse heartbreak and harassment experienced by those who have left the church and spoken publicly about their experiences this season lee remedy continues her quest to give a voice to victims of the church of scientology the series also explores accounts of former members whose lives have been significantly impacted by the church's practice check it out ladies and gentlemen remedy is helping people take action turning survivors into fighters revealing truths and seeking justice she is relentless watched the first season of li remedy scientology in the aftermath online on demand and on the a any app and again the new season starting season two august 15th with ten all new episodes on any lee remedy scientology and the aftermath petty trunkline cath.