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    Quote Originally Posted by bambino View Post
    Nobody here but us chickens.
    Yup. Reminds me of today's excellent post on Mike Rinder's blog by Terra Cognita about integrity, courage, etc.
    http://www.mikerindersblog.org/integrity/

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    zzzzzz...

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    Any news on that building the cherch bought in the Allston neighborhood of Boston to turn into an Idle Morgue? Just drove by the other day and could see the upper floors were vacant and there was a large "Office Space for Lease" sign on the outside. You'd think they'd at least put up a big Scientology sign on the side of the building that overlooks the Mass. Turnpike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by myrklix View Post
    ...snip... You'd think they'd at least put up a big Scientology sign on the side of the building that overlooks the Mass. Turnpike.
    Um...that sign would require reaching to the public, something that Scieno's don't do anymore. Maybe they can confront sending out promo or running a pinch test booth. You're asking for one of our old pals to actually tell some public person about Scientology. Fact is, they've been beat up so often for doing just that, they just don't do it anymore. The waters have been tainted. The public image is destroyed. The trust with the public is gone. But the Ideal Org may get erected and the 40 or 50 remaining lifers might be able to keep the lights on.

    Methinks this is what a very shrunk org looks like.

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    Anyone been in the Boston org lately that can tell about the current goings on?

    "Scientology, well understood, is a very powerful thing. Poorly relayed, poorly communicated, monopolized or used exclusively for gain, it could be a very destructive thing." - LRH June 1955
    + He told me he was obsessed by "an insatiable lust for power and money". - circa 1980 Mayo on LRH =

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    Here's some breaking news from the Boston Globe:
    Squirrels are ruining the lights on the Common Christmas tree
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    No news in many, many months.

    Well, Boston, how many auditors made? WDAH's? Clears made?
    Aren't these the primary activities of an org? Time to hear some boasts about the straight up & vertical expansion.
    C'mon...have at it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by myrklix View Post
    No news in many, many months.
    You're hungry for news from Boston? Ok, here you go...

    Boston Herald: (from Nov 27th, 2016)
    Leah Remini Shines Light on Dark Side of Scientology

    Boston Globe: (from Nov 30th, 2016)
    How Leah Remini is trying to expose Scientology secrets in her new docuseries

    Fox 25 Boston: (from Dec 22'nd, 2016)
    'Leah Remini: Scientology': Ex-church members accuse David Miscavige of physical abuse

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    Here's some old news from Boston, a flashback to 1998:

    Source: Boston Herald Date: March 19, 1998

    Investigation follows pattern of harassment

    by Jim MacLaughlin and Andrew Gully

    The Church of Scientology, stung by a five-part series in the Boston Herald that raised questions about its practices, has hired a private investigator to delve into the Herald reporter's private life.

    The Rev. Heber Jentzsch, president of the Church of Scientology International, confirmed that the church's Los Angeles law firm hired the private investigative firm to look into the personal life of reporter Joseph Mallia, who wrote the series.

    "This investigation will have to look at what's driving this" coverage, said Jentzsch.

    Herald Editor Andrew F. Costello Jr. said, "What's driving this coverage is simply the public interest. Nothing more, nothing less."

    The investigator, Steve Long of Vision Investigative Services in Rohnert Park, Calif., contacted Mallia's ex-wife in Berkeley, Calif., March 3.

    Long told the woman he was looking for derogatory information, according to the former wife, whose name is being withheld for reasons of privacy.

    "I'm looking for the 'scorned wife' story," she said Long told her. She said she declined to provide information about her divorce, which took place more than 15 years ago.

    The Church of Scientology is the only religious organization in the U.S. that uses private investigators to look into the private lives of reporters, several academic experts said.

    "The question is not 'Do they investigate,' the question should be 'Do they harass?' " said the Rev. Robert W. Thornburg, dean of Marsh Chapel at Boston University and a recognized expert on destructive religious practices. "And Scientology is far and away the most notable in that.

    "No one I know goes so far as to hire outsiders to harass or try to get intimidating data on critics," said Thornburg. "Scientology is the only crowd that does that."
    The Rev. Richard L. Dowhower, a Lutheran minister and an adviser on cult activity at the University of Maryland, College Park, said, "I've been in the cult-watching business since the early '70s and I don't know of any other group, other than Scientology, that targets journalists."

    And Hal Reynolds, student affairs officer at the University of California, Berkeley, and director of the campus Cult Education Center, also said Scientology investigates journalists.

    "I've been collecting files on these groups for 10 years, and I have not heard of that for any other group," Reynolds said.

    The March 1-5 Herald series described how the Church of Scientology recruited an MIT student, persuaded him to drop out of school and sign a billion-year contract to serve the church, and asked him to spend student loan money on Scientology courses.

    The series also described how two Scientology-linked groups, Narconon and the World Literacy Crusade, have used anti-drug and learn-to-read programs to gain access to public schools without disclosing their Scientology ties.

    Earle Cooley, a Church of Scientology lawyer from Boston, recently publicly defended the church's policy of investigating journalists.
    "I don't know where it says anywhere in the world that it's inappropriate for the investigators to be investigated," Cooley said during a WGBH-TV talk show two weeks ago.

    In a written statement, Cooley said he played no part in hiring private investigators to look into Mallia's personal life.

    Here is how Scientology is reported to have dealt with other journalists:


    • Nov. 1997: In England, a Scientology detective obtained a BBC television producer's private telephone records to conduct a noisy investigation" by spreading false criminal allegations about the producer, the Daily Telegraph newspaper reported.
    • 1990-1991, New York: Scientology used at least 10 lawyers and six private detectives to "threaten, harass and discredit" Time magazine writer Richard Behar, who wrote an article titled "Scientology: the Cult of Greed."
    • 1988: A St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times reporter who wrote articles about Scientology said his credit report was obtained without his consent, his wife got obscene phone calls, and a private investigator followed him.
    • 1983: Scientology defectors admit they stole documents from The Boston Globe's law firm, Bingham Dana & Gould, in late 1974 to gain information about a planned Globe article on Scientology.
    • <snip>

      http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/..._useweights=no

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    Judging from the posts, nobody really gives a crap anymore.

    It would be nice to get some type of update. I'd like to know who is on staff and if there's any auditing or training going on.

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