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casey B • 5 years ago

I was there with Jack during his program he wasalways very happy and never complainedhe just started complaining when he wanted to go home Jack also got caught having sex with a girl during his programI went through that program it was an intern when Jack didn't feel good I went to the hospital with himwhen we got to the hospital he was suddenly okay but the center wanted to make sure you was okay so they made a follow up appointment and drove an hour and a half to a hospital where they told him nothing was wrongthis is mostly lies and exaggerations and very one sided bad reporting

Chris Heald • 5 years ago

Scientology's institutions are a major source of controversies. http://www.soberlivingoutpa...

Mary_McConnell • 5 years ago

Excellent news! Much respect and love for Ryan Hamilton, Esq, aka HamLaw! Kudos to the members of Reaching For The Tipping Point for assisting the Welsh family. We wish them much success in getting justice for their son. http://reaching4.info

Mary_McConnell • 5 years ago

PS: Loving the links at the end of the article, Tony. Wonderful way to share these series in an easy manner :) Much appreciated

Ardent • 5 years ago

Thanks for the fresh Narconon story. I hope this case will finally slap the bastards down. January was pretty good - February seems to be off to a good start.

Free Minds, Free Hearts • 5 years ago

This is long, sorry. I just posted this complaint about the DOD Narconon study at the U of Albany Institutional Review Board complaint site, http://www.albany.edu/orrc/.... We should file complaints so they will look into this…

I am very concerned about this study - http://www.albany.edu/ihe/g...

The study is being performed on Gulf War vets, exposing them to the Scientology/Narconon “purification rundown” which includes high doses of niacin and long stints in the sauna. This can be dangerous and have long-term medical consequences, and there is no scientific evidence that it will work. Our vets do not deserve to be guinea pigs for this dangerous experiment.

I suspect that there may have been falsehoods presented in the description to IRB, since that is how Narconon operates.

Co-investigator with Dr. David Carpenter is Kathleen Kerr, who is/was Narconon Director in Canada.

The Severna Park Health and Wellness Center, where the study will take place, is/was a Narconon
facility. http://www.ocala.com/articl...

http://www.drug-detox-rehab...

Narconon is a dangerous front group for Scientology and well known for its fraudulent methods.
This study being run by Narconon staff at a Narconon facility puts the participants at serious risk. They generally don’t even have medical staff on site during their purification rundown. This study may be different, but it seems like a Narconon project so I don’t see why they would have a doctor onsite to monitor, since they never have in the past.

1. Just today, on investigative reporter Tony Ortega’s blog at http://tonyortega.org/2014/..., there is a report of a lawsuit filed against Narconon in Nevada by the family of 19-year-old Jack Ryan, a Narconon client. The family states that Jack was “expected to sit in a sauna for several hours a day as part of Scientology’s “Purification Rundown,” which includes doses of Niacin up to 5,000 mg a day. Jack spent 24 to 26 days in the sauna. “Jack experienced severe dehydration, headaches, and persistent diarrhea during the sauna program. The Niacin made his skin feel as if he had a bad, lasting sunburn. He observed many of his fellow students likewise becoming ill during the sauna program. Each time Jack complained to the staff supervisor on duty about his severe headaches and feeling ill, he was told to get back in the ‘Box’ and, ‘What turns it on, turns it off’. The complaint alleges that Jack continues to have health problems related to his time in the Purification Rundown.”

2. Narconon has been shut down in Quebec (http://www.cbc.ca/news/cana.... “The head of a regional health agency in Quebec said he had no choice but to shut down a Scientology-based rehab centre in Trois-Rivières. In recent months, he said at least four clients were taken to hospital because of methods used at the centre. The Narconon Trois-Rivières is one of dozens of similar centres in the U.S. and around the world where the detox treatment is inspired by the teachings of Scientology. Mauricie regional health agency director Marc Latour said Narconon Trois-Rivières advertised an 80 per cent success rate and charged $25,000 for its program. Latour said the centre was dangerous for patients and violated many of the criteria regulating Quebec's rehab centres. He said there was no medical supervision and no scientific basis to the treatment. Latour said patients went cold turkey, then underwent lengthy sauna detox sessions designed to sweat out drugs and took an unhealthy amount of vitamins.

3. Narconon has been put on 6-months warning notice by the Netherlands because of concerns about
patient safety, and could face closure if they fail to make improvements. (http://infinitecomplacency....

4. Narconon is under several lawsuits in the U.S. for patient deaths and insurance fraud. Besides the Nevada lawsuit I mentioned above, there are several others. This may not be directly related to the purification rundown (it seems that staff take drugs and provide them to the clients) but it is a signal that it is a dangerous
group.

· Narconon Georgia gave up its license last September, avoiding prosecution on credit card and insurance fraud charges said to be in the millions of dollars. (http://tonyortega.org/2013/....

· Narconon Oklahoma lost its certification last August (http://www.mcalesternews.co...
after three young people died in a year. 20-year old Stacy Murphy died in July 2012, and her parents sued Narconon. (http://www.newson6.com/stor.... Two months before Murphy was found dead, Hillary Holten, 21, was found dead in her bed April 2012, and Gabriel Graves, 32, was found dead in his bed at the facility in October 2011. Also under investigation is the 2009 death of Kaysie Dianne Werninck, 28. Werninck died at a local hospital while she was a client of Narconon Arrowhead’s rehab program. Lucas Catton, former Oklahoma Narconon Arrowhead director, got out of Scientology and wrote an expose (http://rockcenter.nbcnews.c...

· Narconon Michigan:

-- On May 19, 2012, 22-year-old Amber Bullins died at Tranquility Detox, a Scientology-based drug
rehab facility in Battle Creek, Michigan. http://tonyortega.org/2013/...

-- On January 15, 2011, while being held in the “withdrawal unit” of Narconon Freedom Center in Albion, Michigan, Richard Teague, while exhibiting symptoms of severe benzodiazepine withdrawal, set himself on fire with the use of a cigarette lighter and a spray cologne bottle. With flames engulfing him, he ran outside and extinguished the fire by plunging into the snow. His attorney stated that [Teague] received serious, permanent and grievous injuries as a result of burns suffered while in the care of Narconon Freedom Center…[he] was in a delusional, paranoid state when he was severely and permanently burned on January 15, 2011…Narconon Freedom Center and A Forever Recovery rely exclusively on the written “technology” (writings) of L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of the Church of Scientology, to address the drug and alcohol rehabilitation needs of students enrolled in Narconon programs, even though Hubbard had no training or education in drug and alcohol rehabilitation.” http://tonyortega.org/2013/... disturbing-case-of-richard-teague/

5. Narconon claims a 70-76% success rate, but their legal affairs officer says they have no evidence of it.
She wrote to staff, “Do not say that we have 70% success (we do not have scientific evidence of it).” http://tonyortega.org/2013/...

aquaclara • 5 years ago

This is excellent. Really. I will send something, too, to help. They should have a board of Governors that should see this, too. Will check later. Thanks.

Douglas D. Douglas • 5 years ago

Funny stuff:

Douglas D. Douglas • 5 years ago

Gets it:

Douglas D. Douglas • 5 years ago

Might want to watch this before the humorless pinheads at the Church of Scientology pull it:

https://www.youtube.com/wat...

Great White Clam • 5 years ago

WTF?

Douglas D. Douglas • 5 years ago

Well, somebody has perspective on this whole thing...

Douglas D. Douglas • 5 years ago

This may be old, but I had never seen it before. A few years ago a SCientology spot was tested by Media Curves. Here is the result:

https://www.youtube.com/wat...

richelieu jr • 5 years ago

LOVE IT!!!

I'm sure it works about the same with the new stuff....

Dee Findlay-DeElizabethan • 5 years ago

That was fantastic and had to watch twice. What a great result! Thanks.

Douglas D. Douglas • 5 years ago

So gratifying to see graphically that people really do get it.

Dee Findlay-DeElizabethan • 5 years ago

Oh, absolutely thrilling and heat warming both. Brings a nice sigh of relief.

Free Minds, Free Hearts • 5 years ago

Oh my.

Douglas D. Douglas • 5 years ago

And another oblivious Tweet:

Douglas D. Douglas • 5 years ago

And the Church of Scientology obliviously Tweets on:

Douglas D. Douglas • 5 years ago

There's enough to go around:

Douglas D. Douglas • 5 years ago

Somebody else gets it:

AintMizBahavin • 5 years ago

now this one made me fall out my chair laughing

Douglas D. Douglas • 5 years ago

Score:

richelieu jr • 5 years ago

And they're both about hollow things getting soaked... Hmmm....

Douglas D. Douglas • 5 years ago

Two more:

Dawn G • 5 years ago

Amy Roth made me LOL

Ardent • 5 years ago

Me too.

Douglas D. Douglas • 5 years ago

Yep. Sounds like my kind of girl!

Douglas D. Douglas • 5 years ago

Scientology and... Butterfingers?!?

Jimmy3 • 5 years ago

I thought the butterfingers ad was pretty damn funny.

Guest • 5 years ago

Microsoft's counterpoint to sci ad: what real technology does to really help people, like the deaf can hear. all sci had was an easy bake meter.

Douglas D. Douglas • 5 years ago

I was waiting on tenterhooks to see what this would be about.

Real science really helping people.

Douglas D. Douglas • 5 years ago

Paging Missionary Kid:

Missionary Kid • 5 years ago

I've been away all day. I happen to be a fan of community colleges. I'd hate to insult them with this one.

Maybe if I changed it to, "Scientolgy, It's like a diploma mill for your soul." How does that sound?

Douglas D. Douglas • 5 years ago

It's your list...

Missionary Kid • 5 years ago

I'll post it later. Thanks.

Douglas D. Douglas • 5 years ago

Like these:

Observer • 5 years ago

Rod Keller blocked by Grant Cardone in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ...

Douglas D. Douglas • 5 years ago

Some memes are evergreen:

Guest • 5 years ago

ot but..another shock in a day of shocks. After 40 years, I just understood what Bob Dylan was saying.

Sandy • 5 years ago

I am a Dylan kid. What do you mean?

Am I being dense? (absolutely probable) ...

Guest • 5 years ago

...feel like the kid in the xmas story...It's a fuckin commercial!?

Dawn G • 5 years ago

Twitter is a hoot tonight. (refresh)

Douglas D. Douglas • 5 years ago

Don't know who he/she is, but I'm in love!

Missionary Kid • 5 years ago

I'm putting the last one in as "Being involved with Scientology is like getting trolled, Rick Rolled, and mugged for your wallet." I'll post it later.

Douglas D. Douglas • 5 years ago

Check out the name on the last Tweet in this lot...

Jimmy3 • 5 years ago

Maybe the same guy who posts here with that name?

Douglas D. Douglas • 5 years ago

Looks like it is.

Guest • 5 years ago

anyone recognize woman sitting next to Travolta ?

expecting tons of craiglist ads from denver org tomorrow tarketing depression.