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Scientology says it’s ‘partnering’ with Miami police for Super Bowl anti-drug quackery

 
Is it really too much to expect a police department to enter the words “Foundation for a Drug-Free World” into a search engine and get a clue that this is one of Scientology’s sneaky front groups looking to rook law enforcement into its L. Ron Hubbard-burnishing, quack anti-drugs schemes?

The South Florida chapter posted this photo to its Facebook page yesterday with this caption: “Honored to partner with Miami’s Police Department for our 2020 Super Bowl program.”

Oh for fuck’s sake.

Sure, we expect Drug-Free World to try and take advantage of the big game, which takes place a week from today. They’ll round up some volunteers and hand out a bazillion pamphlets outside the stadium like they do at so many other events in a mostly ineffective attempt to rope a few people into Scientology itself.

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They’ve already started asking for church members to step up and help bring in the raw meat…

 

 
But they must have some real geniuses there wearing badges down at Miami’s cop shop. Oh hey, free anti-drugs pamphlets! That’s just what we need to keep that Super Bowl party in bounds!

If they’d bothered to make even the most meager attempt at checking out this group before “partnering” with it, the Miami police might have discovered that for decades Scientology has claimed to be the “the expert” on getting people off of drugs, when actually they’re spreading L. Ron Hubbard’s nonsense about how drugs work in the body.

In 2017, when a small school district in Pulaski County, Missouri fell for Drug-Free World’s scam, our Rod Keller laid out some of the bogus statements in Scientology’s “Truth About Drugs” pamphlets:

— Small amounts of drugs stored in fat are released at a later time causing the person to re-experience the drug effect and desire to use again
— Drugs are poisons
— The amount of a drug determines if it acts as a stimulant or as a sedative
— Drugs ruin creativity and dull senses

And what most people tend to miss about the mission of this “Drug-Free World” front is that it’s not dreaming of a world free of drug abuse, but a world free of all drugs altogether. That’s right, because these are Scientologists operating on the delusion that L. Ron Hubbard’s “technology” of the mind can take care of any ailment and that drugs — even the useful disease-fighting ones — are superfluous.

The year before Rod’s story about the Missouri school district, Jeffrey Augustine had discovered for us that Foundation for a Drug-Free World’s address was really just a mail drop in Los Angeles, and its registered agent was Kendrick Moxon, a Scientology attorney who was named an unindicted co-conspirator in Scientology’s notorious Snow White Program, this country’s biggest infiltration of the federal government, resulting in the largest FBI raid in that agency’s history up to that time.

And we also had a success story: In 2017 we profiled the police chief of a small Minnesota city who was flown by Scientology to Washington DC once they found out he was falling for the Drug-Free World come-on, but after our story, he told us that he’d changed his mind and his town wouldn’t be using Scientology’s materials.

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So if a small-town police chief could figure that out, what’s Miami’s excuse?

 

 
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Source Code

“So you’re looking for a process which will clear somebody in five minutes, huh? [Audience: Yes.] Well there is one. Forty-five caliber applied to the roof of the mouth. And there’s where memory goes, because there’s where reality goes on past lives. It’s a shift of the rate of havingness. Remarkable, fast shift. When you find somebody actually remembering a life, he’s remembering a death. Well, he’s sort of stuck on the whole thing and it gets real and unreal and so forth, it couldn’t have been a very violent death. There are much more violent deaths there, and they are utterly submerged because the change of the rate of havingness was fantastically fast.” — L. Ron Hubbard, January 26, 1954

 
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Overheard in the FreeZone

“I popped completely out of this universe to a void of complete nothing. It would be like going from all noise to complete silence on EVERYTHING. Can’t feel body weight or the matter energy space and time of any part of the physical universe. An instant after being in the void I pop back into the physical universe around 750 AD and everything turns on again with the exception is I am out of body in that lifetime looking down at castle in France or England. Took a look and popped completely out of that time back into the void of nothing and then back into the full MATTER ENERGY SPACE AND TIME IMPACT to PT, (present time). It is like nothing you can imagine unless you did it. turning everything off completely and then everything on completely.”

 
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Random Howdy

“Miscavige is downsizing the corporation, cutting his overhead to the barest minimum and consolidating his forces in his last two strongholds, L.A and Clearwater. It makes sense. In Pyongyang most of the office buildings and hotels are empty except for a skeleton staff to make it look good for the occasional tourist or journalist they let in. They’re also there to turn the faucets on occasionally and keep the boiler running. It makes the Generals and the Kims happy, and that’s all that really matters.”

 
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Start making your plans…

 
Head over to the convention website and meet us in St. Louis!

 
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Scientology’s celebrities, ‘Ideal Orgs,’ and more!

[Catherine Bell, Chick Corea, and Nancy Cartwright]

We’ve been building landing pages about David Miscavige’s favorite playthings, including celebrities and ‘Ideal Orgs,’ and we’re hoping you’ll join in and help us gather as much information as we can about them. Head on over and help us with links and photos and comments.

Scientology’s celebrities, from A to Z! Find your favorite Hubbardite celeb at this index page — or suggest someone to add to the list!

Scientology’s ‘Ideal Orgs,’ from one end of the planet to the other! Help us build up pages about each these worldwide locations!

Scientology’s sneaky front groups, spreading the good news about L. Ron Hubbard while pretending to benefit society!

Scientology Lit: Books reviewed or excerpted in our weekly series. How many have you read?

 
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THE WHOLE TRACK

[ONE year ago] Lucas Catton: ‘Narconon and the Church of Scientology are committing fraud daily’
[TWO years ago] Clearwater city council candidate gets ringing endorsement from a Scientology front
[THREE years ago] The new ‘disconnection’ billboard on Sunset Blvd is going to be a Valentine to Scientology
[FOUR years ago] Bryan Seymour challenges Scientology’s ‘Freedom’ magazine to show itself
[FIVE years ago] Scientology hits back at Alex Gibney’s film ‘Going Clear’ with predictable smears
[SIX years ago] Sunday Funnies: CCHR’s annual gala — time, place, form, and event!
[SEVEN years ago] Kima Douglas, 1942-2013
[EIGHT years ago] The Decline and Fall of Scientology? Skeptic Magazine Makes the Case

 
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Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley (1952-2019) did not see his daughter Stephanie in his final 5,667 days.
Valerie Haney has not seen her mother Lynne in 1,829 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,333 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 1,853 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 873 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 764 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,071 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 1,939 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,713 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,487 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,833 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,399 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,318 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,486 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,067 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,328 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,366 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,079 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,604 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,131 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,694 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,834 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,154 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,010 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,129 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,484 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,787 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 1,893 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,295 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,167 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,750 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,245 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,499 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,608 days.

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Posted by Tony Ortega on January 26, 2020 at 07:00

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