Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A Positive Legacy Of The Last Half Century: Involuntary Internal Recoiling Now Used As A Easy Aid To Exercise

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"After a few months of government-sponsored and media-promoted hysteria over guns, the mass roundup of toddlers and preteens wielding high capacity pointyfingers is hardly surprising.  
Lefties are fond of lecturing (and writing books, and plays, and movies) about the famously dark days of McCarthyism, where right wing Bircher paranoiacs supposedly were looking for a 'Red under every bed.' I suppose to a certain extent they had a point, but the sum total impact of that brief 50's reign of terror seems to be that a couple of Hollywood writers lost screenplay deals. 
Contrast that with our new age of left wing paranoia…"

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HARTFORD — An attorney Friday compared the Women’s Gifting Table to Yale’s secret societies, while also taking aim at the government’s use of a grand jury to “force” people to talk during its investigation of the table.

Norm Pattis highlighted “sisterhood” and “empowerment” aspects of the table guidelines during the second day of a trial focusing on two leaders of the alleged pyramid scheme, as he and attorney Jonathan J. Einhorn continued pushing the “good faith” intent defense for their clients.

Both have said the defendants, Guilford residents Donna Bello and Jill Platt, cannot be found guilty of defrauding the IRS and gifting table members if they felt they filled out tax returns correctly and truly believed monetary exchanges between members were tax-free gifts, not investments.

It’s not a crime to be misunderstood,” said Pattis, who represents Bello, and said table rules had a “Shirley McClain sensibility.” 
Gifting table guidelines refer to a “journey” and “circulating the energy of giving and receiving.”

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But this feel-good spot can't hide the real truth. 
The narrator dares you to think for yourself, make up your own mind, and defy critics who just don't understand. And the ad is definitely visually appealing. It has even been compared to Apple's 1997 "Think Different" campaign. However, even that can't make people forget some of Scientology's most bizarre factoids. 
1. It was founded by science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard who believed negative emotions were caused by things called Body Thetans and devised a way to get rid of them.   
2. They believe we are ruled by a galactic, alien overlord named Xenu. 
3. They require quiet or silent births. That means the mama-to-be must not utter a word. 
4. The church insists members that live on their compounds can leave anytime they want, but "defectors" tell a different story. Those that once lived in Scientology compounds claim they had to drive cars through gates to escape and were then relentlessly pursued.  
5. After leaving the religion, director Paul Haggis said, "I was in a cult for 34 years. Everyone else could see it. I don't know why I couldn't."

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One of the weirdest historical confluences you can imagine took place in Pasadena, California, in the 1940s. There, a darkly handsome young man and chemistry autodidact named Jack Parsons had just made a bundle of money by inventing solid rocket fuel and selling it to the military. He was part of a group of explosion-obsessed researchers at CalTech who founded the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), where recently the Martian Rovers were made. He was also a goddess-obsessed acolyte and generous financial supporter of the infamous Pagan leader, Aleister Crowley. 
Parsons used his defense contract money to convert an old mansion into a group house whose residents included other Pagans, artists, scientists, and writers. One of his boarders was a charismatic science fiction author named L. Ron Hubbard, who became Parsons' greatest frenemy, participating in rituals of sex magic with the rocket scientist, sleeping with his girlfriend, and finally absconding with all his money. Here is the true story of how Scientology and JPL were both conceived by men under the sorcerer Crowley's mystical influence.

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