Ex-Scientolgist story #168, Portland mission’s ethics scam.

True Stories About a Nasty Cult.

This statement by former Scientologist Scott Yeager is very short and also very disturbing.  The nitwit ethics officer of the Portland Scientology mission told Scott that he was fault that his wife had cancer.  This is a prime example of just how evil the so-called tech of L. Ron Hubbard really is.  This was posted in the Newsgroup Alt.religion.scientology Jan 25 2006, 1:34 pm.

I was involved in Scientology ill Portland, OR from 1977 hrough 1982. I spent over 20,000 dollars with very few results. I spent the bulk of the money ($14,000) signing up  for the Dianetic Clear Special Intensive through OT 3. OT 1 through OT 3 were never delivered because the money was used up at a rate of $300 per hour trying to fix past incorrect auditing through lengthy “Correction Lists”, “Repairs”, and yes, even repairing the faulty repairs called “Reviews.”          
 
In 1981 my wife Susan Yeager got acute lymphocetic  leukemia. After her 3rd relapse in 1982 she was told by  Bruce McKenzie, the Portland mission’s ethics officer that I was the cause of her cancer. He told her that I was an SP (Suppressive Person) and she got cancer because she was married to me. Note – I have never been declared an SP by the C.O.S. (Church of Scientology). Bruce told her that the only way she could live was by divorcing me. Several weeks later after getting auditing and being disconnected from me she was very sick and I was able to get her admitted to the City of Hope Hospital where she died in December, 1982. I attest that everything in this statement is true.
 
For other stories by former members go to the index:https://androvillans.wordpress.com/category/ex-scientology-story-index/
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Ex-Scientologist story #167 A teenage girl in the RPF.

All Hail Xenu !

Bea Kiddo was born to parents who were both Scientologist staff members, this was in the late ’70’s and ’80’s.  Translated into English that means she spent much less time than a normal child would with her parents and got a far worse education.  Eventually her father was given the Order of the Boot and thrown out of Scientology, her mother divorced him, of course and promptly drove to LA to join the Sea Org.  Which meant that any semblance to a normal childhood was now gone. Even when she did see her mom things were not that good. 

I remember many times when she would come for family time and just sleep. Or just stare off into space. I asked her “what are you thinking about?” and she would tell me “post” and I would ask if she always thinks about post on family time, does she think about her family on post time? (thinking that maybe she thought of us sometimes? Maybe for a little bit?). No answer. I felt so ignored.

In 1989 she joined the Sea Org thinking that anything would be better than where she was at back then.  But things did get worse soon after she joined the Sea Org.  It didn’t take long for her to end up inside the RPF, the notorious prison system within Scientology.

But, as you already know from earlier parts of my story, I am really good at getting myself in trouble. And so, I ended up on the RPF’s RPF. I think maybe twice or three times? I can’t remember. I got to clean rats alley every day. That is a place under the galley in the PAC building (the big blue one on Sunset/Fountain, etc in Hollywood). It is about 5 feet high, so you have to bend over to walk through it. It is huge. At that time, it was flooded with who knows what nastiness and so me and a couple others were down there cleaning/killing roaches. The walls were just covered in roaches. I finally figured out I could spray them with a hose with bleach pouring onto the spray and I would not have to get too close to them.

We also had to pound the solid concrete floor inside where the current CLO is (behind AOLA) for hours. That was where the old hospital used to do testing on animals and they put them on these concrete blocks in cages so they could turn on a shower to clean them all. That was so tiring.

And we had to dig out all the dirt for the parking lot across from the HGB to build the transformer building. I almost permanently damaged my back doing that. I was shovelling dirt all day long and the next day I could barely breath. My in charge checked out my back and told me it was all purple and swollen on one side. So I went to a Scn doctor and they told me that I ripped all the muscles in my back and dislocated two ribs! (I was 16 I think). I wonder if I had gone to a WOG doctor, what would they have thought of all that?

Eventually she found her way out of the RPF and into the mainstream of the SO.  She became a course supervisor in 1991 and tried to get along as well as she could, but the were some speed bumps on the bridge.

Somewhere in that same time period, two of the staff members went Type III (Insane) and had to be cared for constantly. They put together a another team to care for them. But I had to help on that to some degree too. I felt so bad for them. One of them was a BIG problem because he was violent, couldn’t sleep and refused to eat. We tried in many ways to give him sedatives but he refused them. We finally put it in gel form and put in peanut butter sandwich and he ate it and then he figured out what we did and he went nuts all over again. Poor guy.

She got married and not knowing much about birth control she got pregnant which is frowned upon in the SO.

We did not have money for abortion, so I called my grandmother, who was not a Scientologist and lied to her and asked her for money, which she sent me. (Later she found out what it was used for, and was not happy about it at all). And so we went ahead with the abortion. While in the Sea Org, you are really made to think that these things are what you want.

These are only samples of a long story that covered thirty years in Scientology.  She has many interesting, and some downright terrible, things to say.  From the outside looking in it is as if the ranking staff of the Sea Org were recruited from a mental hospital or a county jail.  

For the rest of the story go here: http://exscn.net/content/view/64/104/1/3/

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Ex-Scientologist story #166, The real purpose of the IAS.

True Stories About a Greedy Cult

Here is a post by Stacy Brooks in 2000 concerning the defection of two prominant Clearwater Scientologists with some comments about the IAS.

As many of you may already know, Greg and Debra Barnes were recently declared Suppressive by the Church of Scientology. RTC apparently views it as a high crime for someone on OT 7 to object to being security checked every six months, even though these “six-month checks” (as they are fondly referred to by the 7s) violate an LRH technical bulletin. Could it be that the $20,000 or more that each OT is required to pay every six months for their sec check is more important to RTC than technical purity?

After they were declared, the Barnes wrote a letter to the IAS, which is the International Association of Scientologists, asking for their money back. They had both paid for lifetime memberships, a total of more than $40,000.

For those of you who are not familiar with the history of the IAS, let me fill you in. Back in the late 1970s, Mary Sue Hubbard, Henning Heldt, Duke Snider, and several other high-level Guardian’s Office execs were indicted for stealing government documents and a list of other dirty tricks. To raise money for their defense, the Guardian’s Office created a new organization called the Safe Environment Fund, or SEF. Everyone was told that the purpose of SEF was to create a War Chest to fight Scientology’s enemies. . .

When DM took over Scientology in 1982 he changed the name of the Guardian’s Office to the Office of Special Affairs, and he changed the name of the Safe Environment Fund to the International Association of Scientologists. Today, it is the IAS, not SEF, that collects millions of dollars in donations from Scientologists all over the world. The money is still used for the same purpose — to protect Scientology from its enemies. Only now its enemies are Bob Minton, Ursula Caberta, the LMT, etc. It is IAS monies that are being used to harass and try to destroy these “enemies.” . . .So Scientology does not want a spotlight on IAS, because IAS is the Achilles heel of their precious U.S. tax exemption. This is undoubtedly why the Barnes’ request to IAS for a refund received such prompt attention.

To read the rest of this post go here:  http://www.raids.org/gen00287.htm

The IAS has been a cash cow for the slush fund of David Miscavige for many years now.  It has also become another reason that cult members have found for leaving.   Below is a cringeworth IAS fundraising video.  Are the really that stupid?  Yes, and more.  

More on the IAS from two women who know what they are talking about.

 Ever wonder why the IAS shills do it with such energy and fervor?  They get a ten percent cut for one thing.  

 

 

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Ex-Scientolgist story #165, Fraud & lies in Hubbard’s navy.

Scott Mayer at the binnacle.

Scott Mayer, a former member of the US Navy, testified in a number of court cases concerning Scientology.  This particular affidavit was entered in support of Uwe Geertz as part of the aftermath of the Fishman case.  He states the following:

I had been on perhaps 20 different S.O. missions for L. Ron Hubbard (“Hubbard”). I had operated directly under Hubbard’s authority.  I ran his ships, trained his missionaires, and trained Sea Organization (“Sea Org”) members.

As always, wherever Scientology or Hubbard were around fraud was close at hand.

In the course of being part of Scientology’s ship master’s program, I learned that the ships always had fraudulent licenses and papers. Such phony papers included radio licenses, ship’s papers, records, crew certifications, seaman’s certificates and other such matters. For this purpose, Scientology used Pat Hunter, a woman who lived in South America. She had an excellent command of the Spanish language and customs and would go to the Panamanian authorities and act as the intermediary between Operation Transport Corporation (Hubbard’s personal holding company) and the Panamanian consulate.  As a result of various subterfuges, we did not even have to provide proof that people had successfully completed various training programs to get certificates. Pat would just go to the consulate, give them some money, get the books made up and have them officially stamped. When a new crew member was posted to a ship, Pat would take the papers down to the consulate and have them authorized: ship’s papers, seaman’s papers, etc.

The illegal conduct involved in Hubbard’s ships included receiving a percentage of money from all of the S.O. organizations in Los Angeles and elsewhere in the world. In exchange for this money, people would come on board the ship from all over the world and be trained on various basic Sea Org procedures, basic staff hatting procedures and then be sent back to their home organizations to assume Scientology posts. At this time, I floated back and forth between the ships in various executive positions and other posts concerning the Los Angeles Flag Operations Liaison office activities. At various times I was responsible for preparing mission orders and briefing couriers that would smuggle money out of the United States. I was also responsible for sending various other missionares to various parts of the country to go into Scientology organizations and force them to make more and more money. This was basically a form of “Regging.”

Prior to the establishment of the Flag Land base in Clearwater, I actually saw the area on the Apollo where the Guardian’s office financial people were engaged in a massive invoice altering project.  My belief and understanding of the reason for the project was that discrepancies that could have been discovered between money `regged’ or obtained from Scientology organizations in the United States and when it arrived on the Apollo, having previously been diverted in part to various accounts in Luxembourg, ,Switzerland or other countries.

Scott then went on to list some of the other scams that were used by Scientology.  For the rest of the affidavit go here: http://www.xenu-directory.net/mirrors/www.whyaretheydead.net/krasel/aff_sm.html

His testimony at the Clearwater Hearings in 1982 shocked many people, here is pt. one.

Here is pt. two.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPYhxaqy8Gg&feature=related

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Ex-Scientologist story #164, the crimes of the Canberra Org.

True Stories of a Nasty Cult.

Pertti Muhli took some introductory courses in 1989 at the Canberra Org. and was hounded relentlessly ever after.  Pertti was a public member for a while before going on staff for a short time.  In bringing this complaint forward Pertti knew that some heat would be taken from the cult afterwards but did so anyway.

The information herein is correct and for the public interest. Anyone interested in joining this group should be made aware of what they may face. The information cannot be regarded as defamatory because the reputation of these people and the Co$ in Canberra is so bad that it cannot be damaged. Besides, I doubt any judge who has sufficient knowledge on Co$ would accept their credibility.

The money-grubbing Scientologists tried their usual tricks to latch on to any money they can, lies are often part of their game.

Another incident was on Wednesday July 7 1999. Ana [Detheridge] rang my phone number, my mother answered the phone. She lied to my mother by telling her she was staff from university. As I walked in the door she was still on the phone to my mother. My mother gave me the phone telling me it’s someone from university. I then spoke to Ana and she invited me in because she wanted assistance because there had been suppression on the lines. I told her I was too busy and I am not coming in. I don’t quite trust these people.

Again, the matter of reputation came up:

Recently, one ACTION bus driver who I bumped into at the shops, asked me if I was involved in that mob in town. I said yes. He said he saw me going up there from his bus. He called them thieves and that he knew they’d have me sucked in when he saw me go up there. Just shows what their reputation is.

To read more of this case go here:  http://www.skeptictank.org/gagreqst.htm

Here is some more on just how daft and crazy the culties down-under are.  http://www.suburbia.com.au/~fun/scn/orgs/canb/

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