The Children of Meepthorp,

Well Funseekers. HBO finally went and did it. They finally released Going Clear, the a tell-all , but no kisses tribute to one of my favorite happy-fun cults.

And Scientology could not be happier! Urr…..- could not be happy?

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In case you haven’t heard the news, some time ago, author Lawrence Wright wrote the book on  the whole Scientology mess. It’s very readable, I strongly recommend it. Oddly enough the book is very genial in dealing with Scientology.It’s not a complete hash-job.  Write points out that movements like this have been around for a long time and cater to natural desires that most humans have.  (Like making lots of money by swindling people, megalomania and sadism but let’s not stray from the topic too much!)

The HBO documentary “Going Clear” , derided as “pure fiction By Scientology is less easy on Scientology and very hard on some of it’s stars. Tom Cruse and John Travolta to name a couple The film  features testimonies from ex Scientology stars (not ex stars, just celebrates that broke from Scientology and discovered they did not immediately burst into flame.)

I found the HBO film, interesting. Certainly better than Baghdad ER. It’s a very slick- professional production and here I believe it has the most value. Most humans think Scientology is just a kooky religion of the stars. Celebrities can be a bit  strange so this is not too unusual. But Scientology uses celebrities as recruitment tools, L. Ron Hubbard laid this process out in great detail, much like how he instructs his flock on the correct way to clean an automobile. (You MUST use a goose-feather duster, I’m not kidding!)

Well the HBO film IS derided as pure fiction by Scientology. The part of people bursting into flame after leaving the organisation? Not so much.

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Of course one of the stars of Going Clear is John Travolta, taking a break from flying his DC8 (except his has jets and not rockets)  – just like Xenu’s minions he had this to say

“”I’ve been so happy with my (Scientology) experience in the last 40 years that I really don’t have anything to say that would shed light on (a documentary) so decidedly negative,” Travolta said”

(It’s a lot funnier if you read it in Travolta’s voice. )

That’s well and good.  It’s always useful to shut oneself off of painful (but truthful) information. We all know that fantasy and Science Fiction are more – comfortable.

The other star of Going Clear, Tom Cruse has not commented on the film and nobody expects him to .

One of the most of the more amusing chunks of fallout from “Going Clear is this parody music video from Saturday Night Live.

“We, we are the future
We’re like a rocket into the sea…
We used to be starfish
Enslaved by the seagulls
But now we are free”

 

I’m waiting for Freedom Magazine to do a treatment on mean old Saturday Night Live. We all know that the folks over at Freedom are far more funny anyway. (Damn seagulls!)

I’d sure hate to be working close to DM right  now. I hear he’s a bear when he wakes up in the morning!

Also, sign this petition. 

That’s no Moon!

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UFOlogists have proposed that the moon, believed to be a natural satellite of Earth, is, in fact, a huge spaceship, a gigantic UFO, parked in orbit around the Earth by an advanced technological civilization.

The proposal that the moon is an artificial satellite of Earth, specifically an alien spaceship, a massive UFO, parked in orbit around the Earth, is known as the Spaceship Moon Theory, Artificial Moon Theory, or Alien Moon Theory.

According to proponents of the Spaceship Moon Theory in the UFO community, there is evidence to suggest that the moon was built by an alien civilization with science and technology much more developed than ours.
Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/1917650/our-moon-is-an-alien-ufo-spaceship-parked-in-orbit-around-earth-ufologists-claim/#pv7WGLSPVDhTie57.99

Project Blue Book!

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Well it’s out! The entire text of Project Blue Book is on the web (other than the part the Air Force wants to cover up says the naysayers.)  Naysayers will also comment that some of the witness names have been blacked out and that analysts of the reports attempt to explain away the “natural fact” that most of the reports are symptomatic of the ongoing invasion by nefarious alien beings bent upon RULING THE WORLD and stealing women. Also curing cancer and giving us free energy.

Well whatever they are, Project Blue Book is being hosted over at Black Vault and can be seen in its “PDF glory
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Former ‘Onion’ editor: Freedom of speech cannot be killed

“When I was editor there, The Onion was located in the heart of Manhattan and the one person manning our front entrance was our petite, tattooed office manager, Jessie. She was the definition of unthreatening, and we used to joke that she was the only thing standing between us and some heavily armed radicals, should any ever become enraged by something we put in print. Right now, that joke makes me sick to my stomach.

Twelve people were murdered at the offices of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical newspaper, today, apparently for doing the very thing The Onion does: satire. These people – including one guest and one police officer – are dead. They were cartoonists and editors and humorists. People whose job in life was to point at hypocrisy and laugh at it; to ridicule hate; to make us all try to see our own failings as humans. And they were killed for it.

For those who would trivialize the idea, this was what an actual attack on freedom looks like.

Our joke at The Onion was, like most of our jokes, borne out of some reality. We received hateful letters and emails on a semi-regular basis. I’ve personally spoken on the phone with at least two individuals who threatened to rape me and kill my family. At one point, we even had to call the police. But I never could have imagined anything like this.”

 

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The Year in Bigfoot

Two states led the nation in Sasquatch sightings, which have been on the decline since surging in the ’00s.

 

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Late on a dark night in May 2014, two hunters slowly traced I-90 back to their homes in eastern Washington state. It had been an unsuccessful turkey hunt in Kittatas County, and now the men kept their tired eyes fixed to the forested roadside for capricious elk and deer.

That’s why they saw it—and slammed on the brakes. According to aninvestigative report, “the subject” exited the trees, approached their truck, and shuffled across the road in “what appeared to be a calculated execution… to avoid being hit.” Shuddering, the men attempted to make eye contact with the rangy creature, but its face was so covered in fur that it was impossible. “It was not a person or a bear, absolutely not,” one of the men wrote. “I have never feared going into the woods but will no longer do my 3:30 a.m. hunting trips for turkey by myself ever again.”

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It was the only Bigfoot sighting to come out of Kittatas County this year, or at least the only one officially described to the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO), a website that’s tracked and investigated reports in the U.S. and Canada back to 1921. But with at least four total sightings in 2014, Washington tied with Pennsylvania as the year’s leading state in Bigfoot sightings, according to CityLab’s count of BFRO reports.

The Pacific Northwest has historically led the nation in cryptozoology, but the number in Pennsylvania marks a recent rise in Bigfoot (aka Sasquatch, Yeti, or Skookum) reports throughout the Ohio River Valley, central Florida, the Sierra Nevada mountains, and the Mississippi River Valley. Overall sightings are on the decline, however, especially compared to 2000-2009, when spottings spiked. Cartographer Joshua Stevens’ remarkable 2013 map traces the century in Sasquatch, with a helpful inset that compares densities of population and sightings (the two are not always directly correlated):

 

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Were Ancient Martians Murdered by Nuclear Bomb-Dropping Aliens? An Investigation

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As far as we can tell, Mars is a desolate-looking desert, with no obvious life. Sure, there may still be microbes there, but I think it’s safe to say that there is not an advanced civilization living on the Red Planet. But was it always that way? Did Mars once host a bustling civilization, one that perhaps was capable of nuclear warfare? Let’s check in with some conspiracy theorists to find out.

I’m going to let Andrew, a guy who runs the UFO Sightings Cape Town YouTube page, set the scene.

“There are literally hundreds of building ruins in a few of NASA’s panoramic images. What has happened on Mars? Was it a Nuclear WAR, or perhaps Asteroid hits? The fact of the matter is, that there are many pockets of living humanoids all over Mars,” he wrote on a YouTube video showcasing some of these “building ruins.”

Let’s just put this out there. This is one of the fringiest of fringe conspiracy theories out there. Andrew is probably just a wee bit off his rocker, but he didn’t randomly make up the idea that there was civilization on Mars and that it could have died in a nuclear WAR.

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