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January 28, 2001
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Scientology is sueing someone who in Sweden has published the Fishman Affidavit online in 1996. Fortunately, even harrassments by Scientology outside court cannot prevent the strong arguments the publisher makes in court.
posted by willem (8 comments total)

 
From the latest (at time of writing) non-official transcript - written in a personal way and a *very interesting*read - by the aide of the person being sued:

The court announces that the ruling will be available from
the secretariat of the court in six weeks from now: on
March 9, 2001, at 11:00.

You can probably expect updates to appear in this directory shortly.
posted by willem at 8:09 PM on January 28, 2001


I just saw “Battlefield Earth” - yes, willingly - and noticed that the bad guys got hammered on a drink called “Kerbango.” Which is also the name of the 3com Internet broadcaster. Apple has some deal with Kerbango; the new iTunes automatically contacts Kerbango when searching for a list of net radio stations. Anyone know if this company is run by . . . them? And I don’t mean giant ants. Although that would be acceptable.
posted by lileks at 8:53 PM on January 28, 2001


Hmm.. weird. 5555, I have to keep watch of 6666 and then claim that Bill Gates is the anti-christ. heh.
posted by tiaka at 9:05 PM on January 28, 2001


I took an IQ and personality test at Scientology in Burbank just for fun. They hounded me for months after that, always saying I've been invited to a special screening of a video they like to show to promising individuals.

Yeah right, that's where they get you with the subliminal shit and really make you think you're a descendent of a race placed on earth millenia ago by aliens.

They sell all these goddamn doohickeys that track your brain waves and shit.
posted by tweek at 10:05 AM on January 29, 2001


"I want to disavow any relationship between Kerbango and the Church of Scientology." -- says the founder. Apparently somebody on the naming committee had read B:E and thought it was a neat name.
posted by dhartung at 10:31 AM on January 29, 2001


It's unlikely that a CoS-controlled company would use a Hubbard sci-fi reference for a name. However, Scientology controls many very normal-sounding organizations, a small number of which I have listed below:

- Sterling Management Systems
- Hollander Consultants
- Author Services, Inc.
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Bridge Publications, Inc.
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New Era Publications ApS
- Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR)
- NARCONON
- CRIMINON
- Applied Scholastics
- Mastertech Computer Products
- Lewis Caroll Academy of the Arts
- Foundation for the Advancement of Science and Education (FASE)
- The Cult Awareness Network (CAN)
- Foundation for Religious Freedom
- Concerned Businessmen's Association of America
- Bigotwatch.net

Watch the skies!
posted by tranquileye at 10:35 AM on January 29, 2001


Yes indeed. Those fakes sued Cult Awarenesss and took over the name. Now, innocent folks, going to their site, in fact are dealing with a cultish group who is supposed to help them fight cults! another tric and another trap. But there are anti-cult places available, one in Bridgeport, Ct, not far from the moonie-owned University of Bridgeport.
posted by Postroad at 12:23 PM on January 29, 2001


For anybody interested in the CoS phenomenon, there is one place that should not be missed: www.xenu.com

(for a guided tour, see the review)
posted by Tara at 3:49 PM on January 29, 2001


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