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  • Q Anon: 09/12/20 Trust Trump's Plan ~ Vol.285, Q Day 1053

    09/12/2020 8:13:51 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 1,464 replies ^ | 09/12/20 | FReepers and FReeQs, vanity
    Q is the result of the sacrifices and commitment of countless patriots to win back our captured country from the Deep State and achieve the transformation President Trump promised in this campaign video. President Trump has said the awakening of the public is key to this transformation.Q describes this awakening as follows: "The Great Awakening ('Freedom of Thought’), was designed and created not only as a backchannel to the public (away from the longstanding 'mind’ control of the corrupt & heavily biased media) to endure future events through transparency and regeneration of individual thought (breaking the chains of ‘group-think’), but,...
  • `That 70s Show' actor Danny Masterson charged in 3 rapes

    06/18/2020 7:38:08 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 65 replies
    KTVN News ^ | Thursday, June 18th 2020 | By ANDREW DALTON
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - “That ’70s Show” actor Danny Masterson was charged with the rapes of three women in the early 2000s, Los Angeles prosecutors said Wednesday, the culmination of a three-year investigation that resulted in a rare arrest of a famous Hollywood figure in the #MeToo era. The three counts of rape by force or fear against Masterson were filed Tuesday, and an arrest warrant isssued. Masterson, 44, was arrested late Wednesday morning, jail records showed. He was released a few hours later after posting bond and is scheduled to be arraigned Sept. 18.
  • Neil DeGrasse Tyson: Christians have no right to call Scientologists crazy

    04/01/2015 7:33:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/01/2015 | PAMELA ENGEL AND MICHAEL B KELLEY
    Astrophysicist and cosmologist Neil DeGrasse Tyson is defending Scientology in light of HBO's highly critical documentary on the church. HBO's documentary "Going Clear" did not show the church in an entirely positive light — Scientology has a built a reputation for tormenting members who leave it either by surveillance or harassment. The film highlights the celebrities who made the religion intriguing to the world as well as the horrific stories of abuse from former members. But Tyson, in an interview with The Daily Beast, declined to bash the controversial church, saying people are free to believe whatever they want. "So,...
  • Tom Cruise and Church of Scientology investigated by FBI

    02/08/2011 1:04:21 PM PST · by Racehorse · 59 replies ^ | 8 January 2011
    Problems for The church of Scientology seem to be going from bad to worse according to a report in The New Yorker, After being under an FBI microscope for sometime, the church and some of it’s more prominent members are being investigated by the federal government for human trafficking and labor law violations. Tom Cruise became involved when David Miscavige the head of the church and close personal friend to mega movie star ordered workers to perform services for the church and Cruise. The workers would work tirelessly doing everything from some of the dirty grunt work to customizing buildings,...
  • Netflix moves forward with Danny Masterson's series despite rape allegations

    11/05/2017 4:13:54 AM PST · by dynachrome · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11-3-17 | Fox News
    One woman, who filed her accusation in 2004 to the Los Angeles Police Department, alleged that Masterson, 41, raped her while she was “passed out.” When she reportedly came to and realized what was happening, she claimed Masterson choked her until she passed out again. Both she and the actor were members of the Church of Scientology. Three other women, also church members, reported their claims directly to the Church of Scientology. The LAPD’s case was squashed at the time, however, after 50 Scientologists wrote affidavits denouncing the woman’s story, the Huffington Post reported.
  • Danny Masterson Fired From The Ranch by Netflix in Wake of Rape Allegations

    12/05/2017 8:03:40 AM PST · by bgill · 52 replies ^ | Dec. 5, 2017 | Michael Ausiello
    After facing increasing pressure to take some form of action, Netflix has fired The Ranch star Danny Masterson, effective immediately. The actor stands accused of raping four women in the early 2000s; the Los Angeles County District Attorney and Los Angeles Police Department continue to investigate the claims. “As a result of ongoing discussions, Netflix and the producers have written Danny Masterson out of The Ranch,” a Netflix spokesperson tells TVLine. “[Monday] was his last day on the show, and production will resume in early 2018 without him.”... Masterson also serves as an exec producer on The Ranch, although there’s...
  • Gay Activists Petition Apple to Remove Exodus App. Calls Christian iPhone message hateful.

    03/12/2011 12:16:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/12/2011 | Jennifer Riley
    An online activism website has collected over 2,600 signatures within a few days to petition Apple Inc. for the removal of the iPhone app of a Christian ministry dealing with homosexuality. Exodus International, which bills itself as the world’s largest Christian ministry dealing with homosexual issues, reported that a petition by the LGBT rights group Truth Wins Out on is quickly gaining support. In less than 24 hours, the petition was able to gather more than 1,300 signatures. Truth Wins Out contends that the app conveys the ministry’s “hateful and bigoted” message. “They claim to offer ‘freedom from homosexuality...
  • Apple under fire for approving(Exodus International)app that claims to cure homosexuality

    03/22/2011 9:18:13 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 67 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Brett Michael Dykes
    "There's an app for that." The catchphrase coined by Apple and their advertising gurus to sell iPhones and iPads has become so ubiquitous that it's even been parodied on Sesame Street. Still, few would have ever thought that the tech giant—which, like many other Silicon Valley concerns, boasts a progressive profile on many cultural issues, and extends domestic-partner benefits to gay and lesbian employees—would condone an app that purports to "cure" homosexuality. It would seem an even greater stretch for Apple and company founder and CEO Steve Jobs to make such an application available through its iTunes store. Yet the...
  • 100,000 people pressure Apple to shut down 'Gay Cure' app

    03/22/2011 4:37:50 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 63 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/22/11 | Sarah Kessler
    (Mashable) -- More than 100,000 people have signed an online petition calling for Apple to remove an app from the iTunes store that was created by an anti-gay Christian organization. Exodus International, which according to its website has ministries that "provide support for individuals who want to recover from homosexuality," released the app on February 15. The app has a 4+ approval rating from the Apple app store, and the organization is quick to point out that this rating is reserved for those apps that "contain no objectionable material." Gay rights activists obviously disagree.
  • Three of Scientology's elite parishioners keep faith, but leave the church (Includes video)

    12/31/2009 12:31:26 PM PST · by Stoat · 33 replies · 1,798+ views
    The Saint Petersburg Times (Florida) / Tampa ^ | December 31, 2009 | Joe Childs and Thomas C. Tobin
    They advanced to the Church of Scientology's highest spiritual level, to "Operating Thetan VIII," a vaunted realm said to endow extraordinary powers of perception and force of will.(edit)Isene left first, a decision that emboldened Leavitt, who inspired Katz. Such departures are rare among the church's elite group of OT VIIIs, who are held up as role models in Scientology. The three each told the St. Petersburg Times that they had spent decades and hundreds of thousands of dollars to reach the church's spiritual pinnacle. (edit)The three OT VIIIs said they want reform of leadership. They pointed to the revelations...
  • Scientology Outer Thetans Manuals Posted on WikiLeaks.Org

    04/14/2008 11:13:51 PM PDT · by JerseyHighlander · 23 replies · 120+ views and ^ | April 2008 | Thetans
    04/09/2008 01:57 AM ID: 69863 Wikileaks Leaks Scientology Secrets Wikileaks has "leaked" some of Scientology's top secret bibles and is not backing down from threats coming from lawyers. Instead of taking down the documents, they instead told the world that it has been verified. Some of the drills L Ron Hubbard says will reach OT1 is: 2) Note several large and small female bodies until you have a cognition. Note it down. 3) Note several large and several small male bodies until you have a cognition. Note it down. Scientology attorneys are claiming that the works are copyrighted while Wikileaks...
  • 67 Celebrities Who Are Scientologists (with pics)

    03/25/2008 12:30:31 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 75 replies · 2,423+ views
    Top Socialite ^ | 3/25/08
    Ever wonder what celebs follow the teachings of Scientology created by L. Ron Hubbard? Well wonder no more. Here are 67 celebrities(minor and major) associated with Scientology and written below their picture is how they are best known.
  • Germans reconsider religion

    09/15/2006 5:24:02 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 41 replies · 1,110+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 15, 2006 | Christa Case
    This is the continent where some leading thinkers are talking about a "post-Christian Europe." And this is the country of philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, who infamously quipped, "God is dead." So some may be surprised at the receptivity in Germany this week to visiting Pope Benedict XVI's message: Europe needs to rethink the thesis that secularism and economic progress go hand in hand. Coincidentally, some of Europe's stalwart secularists are challenging the idea that religious reasoning inevitably retreats from the public sphere as countries modernize. Germans themselves are modeling a growing acceptance of religion's role in shaping society: • Head of...
  • Tomkitten's 'first poop' on display [T.Cruise's baby's first poo-poo...bronzed]

    08/31/2006 4:04:37 PM PDT · by yankeedame · 63 replies · 1,160+ views
    News.Com.AU ^ | August 31, 2006 | From correspondents in New York
    "And now for something completely different..." ====================================================Tomkitten's 'first poop' on display From correspondents in New York August 31, 2006 06:04amArticle from: Agence France-PresseFont size: + - TOM Cruise and Katie Holmes have yet to show their baby daughter off in public, but eager fans were given an unusual preview today with what's claimed to be a bronze cast depicting her first solid stool.The scatological sculpture - more doodoo than Dada - is purportedly cast from 19-week-old Suri's first bowel movement and will be shown at the Capla Kesting gallery in Brooklyn, New York, before being auctioned off for charity. The...
  • "South Park" duo get animated about censorship

    07/14/2006 5:38:52 PM PDT · by JR0tten · 34 replies · 1,288+ views
    Reuters ^ | July 14, 2006 | Kimberly Nordyke
    PASADENA, California (Hollywood Reporter) - The creators of "South Park" lambasted Comedy Central Thursday for removing an episode that lampooned Scientology and Tom Cruise from the network's repeat schedule and for blanking out the image of Muhammad during another episode. "So there are two things we can't do on Comedy Central: show Muhammad or Tom Cruise," Trey Parker said during the MTV Networks portion of the Television Critics Assn. summer press tour. Parker and Matt Stone said they had no doubt that the "Trapped in the Closet" episode was yanked as a result of Cruise's starring this summer in "Mission:...
  • Tom gets 'wed' on cruise

    03/16/2006 2:27:57 PM PST · by Cecily · 48 replies · 1,159+ views
    The Sun ^ | March 16, 2006 | Emily Smith
    Tom Cruise and fiancée Katie Holmes have declared their love for each other in a bizarre “wedding” ceremony — on a ship. The couple exchanged rings emblazoned with triangular Scientology symbols as fellow cult members John Travolta and Kirstie Alley looked on. An insider said: “Katie wore a flowing white dress and Tom was in a black suit as they exchanged rings during the brief 30 minute ceremony. “The couple then walked across a tiny bridge — a Scientology symbol for the journey to total freedom.”
  • Katie Holmes (OK, that looks a little strange)

    04/07/2006 8:48:52 AM PDT · by OXENinFLA · 101 replies · 29,646+ views
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  • Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes Baby Battle: Catholicism or Scientology

    03/18/2006 2:05:32 AM PST · by beaversmom · 119 replies · 6,104+ views
    There has been plenty of speculation on the way the fabulous Katie Holmes is to give birth to her baby. The little one could come at any moment and it appears that Tom Cruise and Katie are already battling over the baby. No - they are not battling over how the baby will be born, but what happens if the pair split after the little one emerges. The rub reportedly is the baby's religion - Catholicism or Scientology? Life & Style Magazine details in this week's report that Katie is miserable and if there is a split - as that...
  • Report: Tom Cruise schooled in Scientology at desert compound

    12/17/2005 9:27:51 PM PST · by LouAvul · 42 replies · 1,877+ views
    sacbee ^ | 12-17-05
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tom Cruise's faith in Scientology was nurtured at a secretive Southern California desert compound that catered to his needs around the clock, it was reported Saturday. Long before Cruise sprang onto Oprah's couch or blasted Brooke Shields for taking antidepressants, the Hollywood superstar undertook intensive study and counseling at the compound in the late 1980s and early 1990s, current and former Scientologists told the Los Angeles Times. Cruise also trained at the church's better-known facilities, including those in Hollywood, Calif., and Clearwater, Fla. But much of his time was spent at the compound 90 miles east...
  • Serotonin and Depression: A Disconnect between the Advertisements and the Scientific Literature

    11/18/2005 1:39:54 PM PST · by Jenny Hatch · 99 replies · 3,598+ views
    "In the United States, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants are advertised directly to consumers [1]. These highly successful direct-to-consumer advertising (DTCA) campaigns have largely revolved around the claim that SSRIs correct a chemical imbalance caused by a lack of serotonin."