Ex-Scientologist story #311, The Duke of Chug.

It began and ended with aliens.

Here is another example of how things work in the lower warren of the rabbit hole.  Jason Harris is ordered to creat a monster computer program that will take all the leg work out of ethics.  Files go into the system which then spits out SP declares.  This was aptly named after one of Hubbard’s mental fantasies named after the alien Duke of Chug.  Follow the link below to the Operation Clambake message board and you will see thin post and others with some interesting sidebars by Chuck Beatty who knew Jason from back in the Sea Org days.

Chug: well given that I once held the post of D/Chug Project I/C for Technical, OSA will have to work hard at disputing what you say.

Chug was the name of a planet, that according to Hubbard, almost suffered from a revolution. The computer system put together the facts of civil unrest, and reduced tax revenue.  It determined that the current Duke of Chug was actually increasing taxes, but not forwarding them on – he was embezzling the money.

Hubbard’s idea was that we could create a computer system similar to this. One that would watch the world wide scientology stats, and detect problem areas. Then take immediate action and prevent the situation from getting out of hand.

So the computer would detect a scientology org that was not doing well, evaluate all the statistics, and then issue a rote “handling”.

And BTW, according to Hubbard, that computer ordered the Duke of Chug executed. This was carried out and the planet went back to “normal”.

Accordingly, the computer systems we programmed had unlimited ethics powers, backed by Hubbards ethics policies.  They never ordered anyone executed, but they had the full gamut of scientology ethics to apply.

The SP Hall reminds me of the end result of another system. This was called Orders Logging. You may have heard BFG mention COB’s staff that do nothing but log all the insane orders he gives? Well we designed and implemented a system that helped not only track all these orders, but tell you who was continually non-complying. All the orders were integrated, and non-compliance to one, meant all your other orders went up a notch.

Every time you non-complied to an order from COB (no matter how ridiculous it was) you went up a gradient. This starts from noting your non-compliance, ordering a debug on the target, up the gradients through ethics investigations and hearings, then onto committees of evidence (courts-martial).  The end result of continual non-compliance was you getting a provisional SP declare, and eventually the real declare. Sound familiar?

For more go here: http://ocmb.xenu.net/ocmb/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=29126&start=15

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Ex-Scientologist story #310, Chris Guider says DM a “very toxic person.”

The following is from the Sydny Morning Herald, Sept. 23, 2011.

The Church of Scientology has hit back at a former first grade rugby league player  who accuses the head of the church of being violent towards members.
Chris Guider, who played for St George in the mid-1980s, gave up his sporting  career at the age of 24 to join the church full-time.

Mr Guider said after two and a half years he moved to the US, where he worked  closely with David Miscavige.

He alleged Mr Miscavige committed several acts of violence.

“I found out that the leader of the church, David Miscavige, is basically a  very toxic person,” Mr Guider told ABC Television’s Lateline  program.

“He’s a violent individual. I’ve seen him physically beat one staff member  … who worked very closely with Miscavige for a lot of years.”

Mr Guider said Mr Miscavige told him to hit a colleague, who was putting  together a promotional video for Scientology.

“Miscavige told me to beat the guy with the stick. I looked at him and I  refused to do that.

“He took that very, very seriously because I didn’t do what he wanted me to  do.”

Mr Guider said he was punished over the incident and sent to the church’s  Rehabilitation Project Force (RPF) in Sydney for two and a half years.

“It’s like prison except it’s worse. You don’t have television. You don’t  have visitor rights. You can’t read the newspaper. You can’t read books. You  can’t listen to music.”

The Church of Scientology in Sydney said in a statement: “Chris and his wife  Valeska Guider, both former long-term religious ministers of the Church of  Scientology, are currently engaged in an ongoing action against the Church of  Scientology with the Fair work Ombudsman (FWO).

“Their negative claims have only now surfaced since this FWO action was  lodged, and are not backed up by statements from their contemporaries.

“These allegations appear to have been made to bolster their claims for money  to which they are not entitled.”

The Church of Scientology produced copies of sworn declarations from church  members who deny the incident with Mr Miscavige.

These included his ex-wife and the editor involved.

It also said the RPF is a voluntary religious program offered to provide a  second chance to people who have failed in their responsibilities.

“Upon completion of the program in 2008, Chris Guider featured in a report in The Sydney Morning Herald that he personally arranged through an  independent source and spoke glowingly about Scientology,” the Church of  Scientology statement said.

“In this article he says, ‘I passed through rigorous training programs and  learnt professional-level pastoral counselling and delivered it, aiding people  overcome their self-doubts and reach the highest levels of performance.’

“Such a declaration is not in keeping with someone unhappy with the RPF or  the Church.”

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/national/scientology-denies-beating-claims-20110923-1ko8h.html#ixzz1ZBkq0Yzb

Important update, Chris Guider’s wife speaks out:

   Scientology Held Woman Aboard the Freewinds for 12 Years Against Her Will: Aussie TV

Village Voice Blog by Tony Ortega, 11/28/11.

NEW: See our lengthy interview with Valeska Paris, with much more information about her background, her time aboard the Freewinds, and her memories of Tom Cruise’s infamous 2004 birthday aboard the ship.

Australian journalist Steve Cannane of the ABC program Lateline e-mailed us early this morning with this stunning new report which aired only a few hours ago in that country.

Valeska Paris tells Cannane that she joined Scientology’s hardcore Sea Organization — signing its standard billion-year contract — at only 14 years of age. Three years later, after her stepfather committed suicide and her mother denounced Scientology on French television, Paris was ordered to “disconnect” from her family. She says that church leader David Miscavige then enforced that disconnection by having her put on the cruise ship, the Freewinds, that sails the Caribbean and caters to high-level church members.

Paris was told she’d be on the ship for two weeks. Instead, she says she was held there against her will for 12 years.   For the first six years, she tells Cannane, she couldn’t leave the ship without an escort. When he asks her if she tried to leave, she answers, “I’d been in Scientology my whole life. It’s not like I knew how to escape.”

Another former Sea Org member, Ramana Dienes-Browning, backed up Paris’s claims, but ABC got denials from Scientology, which says that each of them is lying.

Paris says she spent some of her time aboard the ship working at hard labor in the engine room. At one point, the work was so arduous, she passed out for more than 4 hours. At Marty Rathbun’s blog in 2010, Paris described her life on ship as a prisoner:

I was put in this small room by myself with a camera monitoring my movements. A security guard escorted me anywhere I went, I had to eat in the engine room and was not allowed to eat in the control room because it was air conditioned. I was not allowed to work with anyone so I was alone at all times…I was in the engine room for almost 3 months full time. I hated it and just wanted to get off the Ship, I was of course not allowed to call my family at all or talk to anyone.

Paris finally left the ship in 2007 when she was sent to the Rehabilitation Project Force in Sydney as punishment. The church tells the public that the RPF is a spa-like retreat that church members attend voluntarily, but ex-members always describe it more as a prison detail that is more re-education camp than Club Med.

While at the RPF, Paris met her husband, former rugby star Chris Guider, who was the subject of a previous report by Cannane. In that report, Guider talked about personally witnessing Miscavige getting violent with his employees.

For the rest of the story go here: http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2011/11/valeska_paris_scientology_freewinds.php

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