About now you might be wondering, "Oh, yeah, well if Straight
is a cult then why was Nancy Reagan such a big Straight promoter
that she visited Straight - St. Pete even though she knew
that Straight - Atlanta was being sued by the ACLU for human
rights violations? Why did Bush I make a
TV commercial for Straight? Why did Bush II make
Straight's founder the ambassador to Italy? Why is Bush
II's brother, Governor Jeb Bush, along with his wife Columba
and his drug czar James McDonough on the advisory board for
Straight (now calling itself Drug
is no longer in the treatment business])?
Why did one White House drug czar become a paid Straight consultant,
and how did Straight's national medical researcher director
become the drug czar? Read now Straight
and them Republicans
Frist and The Doctors' Ad in Wednesday's Washington Post
Margaret Thaler Singer dead.
Thaler Singer, Ph.D., author, Professor Emeritus of Psychology
at the University of California, Berkeley died on November 23,
2003. She was 82. Dr. Singer was a world renowned expert on cults
and brainwashing. She was twice nominated for a Nobel Prize for
her work in schizophrenia. Editor Wes Fager spoke with her on
several occasions about the Straight cult. In 1986 she was used
by authorities from the state of Ohio as an expert witness in
its successful move to close Straight - Cincinnati. She was on
the advisory board of the American Family Foundation, one of world's
leading cult awareness organizations. She was a great lady and
will be sorely missed.
Krishna files for Chapter 11
The Hare Krishna has filed for Chapter 11 protection stemming
from a $400 million child abuse lawsuit brought against it by
former students who attended Krishna boarding schools in the 1970s
and 1980s. In a related story last December 29 a confidential
meeting was held between former Straight survivors and an unnamed
law firm in the Pinellas Park Public Auditorium to take statements
about their abuse at Straight. story
really got Nancy Reagan involved in Straight?
Where did L. Ron Hubbard get
his idea to use lie detectors in church confessionals?
Clearwater Sun on Scientology
Psychiatrist says life events
can contribute to insanity
103,412 Federal Jobs In Privitization
Bush's pupeteers have directed him to privitize the federal government
so that they can bid on government jobs. No they do not want a
government job; they want their management companies to manage
those jobs. Congress told him to prove he can save money so he's
had his minions spending millions verify him. GAO has just released
a report studying at least 103,412 federal jobs up for grab.
croonies to get Iraq money DFAF
got a government grant, not to set up drug free workplace environments,
but to be a consultant to advise other companies on how to set
up a drug free workplace environment. Now other Bush croonies
have formed a corporation, not to rebuild Iraq, but to be a consultant
for other American companies to rebuild Iraq.
Magazine features story on the Moonies
Ever hear of a church where the guru encourages
his followers to "cherish and punish your 'love organ' (with
pliers if necessary)"; or where teenagers in a youth group
are instructed to spit in a cup, exchange it with another student
and then drink it! If not you'd better read John Gorenfeld's account
of Reverend Moon and the Unification Church in Salon magazine.
The Bush's have their hands in Moon's pockets, but Bush the father
says of the Moonies, "this group is about strengthening the
family and that's what President and Mrs. Bush are deeply focused
on." Recall what he
said about Straight? story
Fager's letter to the editor at Salon related
article on Betty Sembler
Bush promises to extend medical malpractice caps to Floridians.
Bush is something. There is a hospital in Florida that cut off
a man's leg--the wrong one. So they had to go back and cut off
the correct one--now he has no legs! A medical facility in Michigan
read the wrong Xrays and told a woman she had to have both breasts
removed. After they cut them off they discovered the error. Now
she has no breasts. A girl a Duke was given a donor organ but
nobody, anywhere bothered to check to see if it matched her body.
She died. These weren't malicious acts; they were grave mistakes.
But the doctor in Virginia who intentionally injected her patients
with their own feces, now that is evil. Just like the numerous
doctors who drug women and then have sex with them. Pound for
pound the medical profession makes enormous salaries and law suits
cut into their salaries. So they went to George Bush as a group
and contributed money to get him elected if in return he would
put a ceiling cap of $250,000 on all medical malpractice suits.
Bush took the money. During his state of the Union message this
year he stated that, "Because SOME medical malpractice suits
are frivioulous, we must place a cap on ALL medical malpractice
suits." As L. Ron Hubbard would say that is a "non sequitor"
and completely stupid. The whole Bush family is a stage of marionettes,
patsies for big businessmen and priviteers, medical doctors and
newage cultist. What will they leave for the rest of us
as Jeb Bush adopts his brothers $250,000 medical malpractice ceiling
cap for Floridians. story
Religiosity as social policy
by Robyn E. Blumner
There was this church in Texas that ran Jesus-based rehabilitation
programs for teenagers but lost its license because state health
officials accsued the program of abusing children. So church officials
complained to then Governor George Bush. No problem said the governor.
We'll just inact legislation saying that church-run social programs
will be exempt from state scrutiny. And I'll do one better than
that he said. When the businessmen who run this nation make me
President, I'll make my faith-based initiative the law of the
land and I will use federal tax dollars to reimburse established
churches, abusive churches and newage cults to do what ever it
is they do. SP
Bush's have done as much as anyone to popularize the
and other controversial
religious sects in return for money just as they
have helped make Sembler-based synanons fashionable.
Above the Europeans are directing some mooning
of their own on George W. story
||George W. Bush is like Buzz
Lightyear of Space Command who thinks he's a
real space cadet. I agree with Paul Begala,
co-host of Crossfire, when he said of George
W. Bush, "He's one of those guys who
was born on third base and thinks he hit a triple."
When I first saw a copy of Fortunate Son in our
local Crown Bookstore I made a mental note to get it one
day. Then I heard on the radio that J. H. Hatfield, the
book's author, had been involved in a murder plot. I immediately
knew the book must be explosive and made a bee line for
Crown. Too late! The owner had already sent all copies back
to the publisher. I ran to my car and made it across town
to Borders. A clerk told me they had taken all copies off
the shelf but he could get me one from the back room, which
he did. I bought it.
The Republican Regents have too much money tied
up in the Bush name to let the likes of J. H. Hatfield pop
the bubble. St. Martin's Press is not publishing Fortuane
Son anymore. J. H. Hatfield is dead. But Sander Hicks
of Soft Skull Press is publishing a softback version. That's
a story all by itself. ed story
They went after Bill Clinton for all the wrong reasons. The
high crime charge should have been treason! ed review/order
family financial scams
finally pays Wollersheim Scientology pays former
parishioner Lawrence Wollersheim $8,674,643 for abuses he sustained
at that church. story
Court orders Scientology to pay him another $500,000 for
engaging in a SLAPP suit against him.
Jeb Bush joins Straight's Advisory Board
state Republicans at Scientology's naval headquarters in
Jennings to be First Lt Gov in Florida History Ms.
Jennings is on Straight's
advisory board under its new name DFAF, and Richard Bradbury
is so upset he sent letters to the editor at the The Saint
Petersburg Times and theStraights dot com. Well Richard,
The Times hasn't seemed too interested in the Straight
saga ever since Paul Tash announced that Sembler had granted The
rights to sell its papers at Sembler - built malls. But we'll
carry your comments. See letter
Halliburton Faces More Scrutiny
work for peanuts while Halliburton feeds them for $2.7 billion.
Now Pentagon auditors have found faulty estimates from Halliburton.
(Mel Sembler's friend Dick Cheney was formerly VP of Halliburton.)
former secretary being considered for Florida's Top GOP
Camburn: Read one woman's courageous expose of Scientology
Side of Rev. Moon: Hooking George Bush by Robert Parry
Side of Rev. Moon: Buying the Right By Robert Parry
is TV news ignoring the relationship between Moon and the Bush
family? by Carla Binion, Online Journal
provides White House communications services
and faith-based mentoring
for the latest in cult news.
Scientology® Processing Kill Lisa McPherson?
New lie detectors could give Scientology® a run for
its money story
of Scientology Accused of Preying on 911 Tragedy
The State of the
Union: Scientologists, Moonies, Doctors and Iraq
expert Rick Ross on Straight
of Mind on Straight
she cheating on you? Safe alternative to the e-Meter. article
child abuse story
Wellspring is that
place you go to recover from an abusive rehab cult. Victims of
theStraights have been helped there. Well Wellspring almost
had the well run dry defending itself in a suit represented by
the Queen of FOX News, Scientologist and attorney Greta
Van Susteren story
Sembler Day in Florida, August 8, 2000 by proclamation of
Gov. Jeb Bush
designed and implemented in Dreamweaver 4 by Wes Fager.