Feb 22, 2017

AMAZON SCAMMING - HOW AMAZON DAMAGES THE REPUTATION OF LEGIT PRODUCTS & SELLERS

AMAZON'S OPEN MARKET - IS IT A SCAMMERS PARADISE?
AMAZON HAS NO EYE ON SCAMMERS

ONKYO has a big problem on Amazon. While searching for Onkyo receivers on Amazon I found one seller who claimed to have 460 Onkyo products for sale at unbelievable prices: 

Sara Beth and Underhill claims to have a Brand New RZ900 7.2 for 499.99 including shipping and warranty while
other buying options show prices NEW for $1588.99 and Refurbs for $999 (from authorized Onkyo dealer accessories4less) and Used - Like New for $1,109.99  - So this $499.99 price new is less than half the used and refurb price with shipping and one-third the lowest new offering. 
While checking this a new offer has appeared for $400.00 

$400 or $499.99 price is 1) either the deal of the century or 2) a blatant scam  - I suspect the latter.
Is it possible? 
Does this seller never intend to ship? OR Does the seller have access to stolen Onkyo product in quantity. 

It's curious that here on Amazon the RZ900 7.2 is listed as Used-Like New while an email from Sara Beth and Undrhill claims the unit is brand new with all accessories and warranty. 



Note the Contact me Before ordering at CHARTEX@USA.com THANKS above. An illegal direct contact email according to Amazon rules. - After contact I received this reply from Steven Kittelson (kittleson20@gmail.com)

Hello,
Thanks for inquiry - Onkyo TX-RZ900 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver is Brand New, original box, sealed, never used, not scratches or any problems, comes in the manufacturer packaging with 2 Year full warranty and all manufacturer supplied accessories, US model. The total price is $499, including all shipping and insurance fees to US/Canada. (1-3 business days).
The offer lasts in 7 days. Take advantage while the offer lasts.
If you want to buy, send your phone number, full name, shipping address and I will contact Amazon asap to process your order. Dispatch is by normal UPS, which takes 1-3 days depending on where in the US you are.
Return policy is full money back or replace the product, you can return it for any reason at all within 30 days.
For more information don't hesitate to contact us!
Kindest regards!

I wanted to check to see if Amazon would back this sale so I did the order process and this happened 
(Sorry can't ship to this address) 


The 499.99 unit "can't be shipped to my address" but an identical unit at $999.99 can be.
Same product different price - 

While doing this another "seller" showed up with a $400. price 

Choosing one of these results in the same - "cannot ship to this address" upon ordering. 

Within one hour the $499 and $400 prices vanished and this $380 price appeared 

So I emailed this seller:
Can you send a picture of this used - like new unit?



I want to know the condition - accessories - condition of packaging
Would you prefer a pick up? I am in TN a couple of hours from Atlanta. 

I ran a search on Google for "Seller Fraud on Amazon" and found this Forbes Magazine article 

AMAZON SCAMS ON THE RISE   that indicates thousands of customers ordered from open market sellers who found an easy way to get paid by Amazon while failing to ship the purchased item. Amazon refunds money to the customers after about a month of hassle but the manufacturer and legit Amazon sellers lose sales.

Marketplace Plus published RISE OF SCAMS ON AMAZON MARKETPLACE indicating that thousands of new sellers a day sign up to sell on Amazon. It's free to sell as an individual and Amazon collects just one dollar per sale for under 40 items a month. 

There has to be some kind of tax break for Amazon to put up with this fraud. How can a potential dollar on the sale of a $500 item make sense if Amazon risks paying out $500 to the scammed customer? 

Why do legitimate sellers and manufacturers allow Amazon to get away with this? Potential sales are lost to scammers along with Amazon's money - What is going on here?  



Feb 7, 2017

EVIL TWISTED AMWAY WORLD OF BETSY DEVOS


AMWAY EDUCATION SECRETARY? BETSY DEVOS WORLD A TRUE STORY
In the Winter of 1980, John Lennon dies while I'm on a ratty bus with Sammy Hall on 'tour' to sell Mountain Sound’s old Charlie Daniels sound system. My Mountain Sound company toured with the CDB and Marshall Tucker Bands and was gearing up to do all the systems for the 1982 World’s Fair in Knoxville, TN. 



Hall is an AMWAY "artist" from Sevier Co. Tn. who performs AMWAY songs and butchers an Elvis set. He's frankly terrible, but I need to make this sale so I agree to join his tour for 10 days to train his staff on the use of the system. Hall lives in a mansion with a disco and guitar shaped pool with a hot tub tuning head off Dolly Parton Parkway paid for by AMWAY proceeds and his Diamond status. From the look of the place, you would think he ranked up there with Lee Greenwood or at least Ted Nugent. The forlorn dilapidated mobile homes clustered near the edge of his property house his band and crew in a mud-caked area prone to flood. 
Sammy Hall in 1980 is the most famous of Amway entertainers. He wrote, “Don’t Let Anyone Steal Your Dream” and “Circles” based on Amway slogans. He sells his albums and tapes along with posters of the image above, T-shirts, and his biography that claims he was drug addicted biker saved on the way to hell. Band members claim this is all a sham. 



The Amway shows have been full on this tour of hotel ballrooms in Minneapolis, Chicago & now D.C. They consist mainly of Diamond Amway distributors parading on stage in furs and jewels before a slide show of mansions, Bentley’s, and vacation homes on ski slopes and beaches. They preach ostentatious materialism and greed to salivating “wanna-bees” who will never reach the pinnacle of the pyramid held by the DeVos, Britt, and Yager families.   
The final gig of the "tour" is at the D.C. Hilton where Reagan was shot. It's Sunday, the last day of a miserable 3 stop 7 AMWAY show 9 days and this Sunday morning Sammy Hall Ministries is doing a service of hymns and gospel in order to qualify as tax-exempt.  At the mixing desk in the main ballroom of the Hilton filled with AMWAY faithful and recruits I join the sound guy for the final Q&A.
Then I hear Sammy say to the AMWAY audience - "Our bus has broken down so I need to ask for donations to repair the bus in order to continue our ministry" - “WHAT”? I cried, “This can’t be happening I have to get back to Knoxville.”  
"Don't worry," says Sammy's sound guy says as the KFC buckets roll in stuffed with $100 & $50 bills. "The bus is fine. Sammy does this routine every Sunday".
I would not have been surprised if the bus on which I was forced to travel had broken down. Hall rode in style all by himself in a fairly new Prevost worth maybe $500,000 to a million. The 12 members of the band and crew suffered in a 20-year-old converted Greyhound that leaked diesel exhaust into the cabin and had the suspension of a tank. I had caught a cold early shared with most of the indentured servants. 
But this is just too much! A Sunday morning service used to bilk Amway newbies out of their money with a bald-faced lie about an unneeded bus repair from a guy worth millions who is using “ministry” to claim tax exempt status? Perhaps “a funny thing happened on the way to hell” isn’t such a joke. How does a believer and "minister" lie to his congregation for money? This is how. It's not new or unique but being this close and involved is new for me. I think there must be a special reseverd circle in the depths for this kind of duplicity.  
I learned that Lennon had been killed the first night out when I went to a motel bar for a drink while the crew was fueling up and eating at the nearby truck stop. They were barred from drinking by Hall who I later learned had never stopped his addiction. When I informed Hall of Lennon’s death he was caustic about Lennon's politics and songs. I knew I was in for a bad trip — I had no idea how bad. 



This is the AMWAY way. Sammy Hall Ministries Sunday 'services' qualify him as tax-exempt but will there be some exemption for lying about his ministry?  It's another AMWAY ripoff and I had been indoctrinated by the AMWAY religious fervor - a tour of events key to signing up new fish to feed the greed of the DeVos family. 
Later in my career, I spent a year working for American Multimedia in Burlington NC. with Richard Clark. Owned by AMWAY's DeVos and Britt, this is where all the Amway materials are printed, recorded and duplicated. Clark was a genius and his innovations made him the leading authority in tape duplication. Clark also became a famous face at car audio shows where he won the national competition so often they forced his retirement and made him a judge for the competition. AMI was the largest duplicator of cassette tapes in the world and both Clark and Hall were made Diamond Level distributors as part of their compensation packages from Devos and Britt. 
This is a bizarre world of insane wealth for the few at the top of the pyramid and near poverty for the entry level workers.  This is the world of Betsy DeVos — you already know how unqualified this woman is for the Education post, now you know the evil and twisted world she inhabits 

Jan 28, 2017

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE USA SINCE 1980 -

The least educated voters in the USA have given us Donny TURNIP as leader. By that I mean this:
Of the bottom 20 states in terms of education (by a set of valid metrics that include education level and quality) only 2 went blue vs 18 red. All of the Top 11 are Blue States
The Darker the Better

Mass. NY, NJ, VT, CONN., MD, DEL, RI., NH, CO & MINN. all voted Blue
WVa gave the TURNIP the biggest margin of victory - That's arguably the dumbest state in the US
KY, MS, LA, AL, OK, AK, AZ, and TX  round out the Idiot Nine Red for TURNIP with only NV rounding out the Bottom Ten as the 1 Blue.
The next group on the Low End include: ID, MT, WY, ND, SD, IN, TN, NC, and SC 9 more Red States with NM, as the lone Blue  So of the 20 low end education states 18 elected the TURNIP.

Given that lack of education, it would behoove us to simplify in order to edify. The least educated and informed Americans are typically the most negatively impacted by Republicans and assholes like the TURNIP.

REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH 

These graphs show REDISTRIBUTION OF THE WEALTH since 1980. A common piece of stupidity often stated by idiots goes: "the Liberals just want to soak the rich and redistribute the wealth to the poor."  We see this all the time in "Conservative" propaganda about some 'class war'.

Since Ronald Reagan took office preaching the "voodoo" economics of Trickle Down we have seen the greatest REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH in history. That is very TRUE

Problem is the REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH has been FROM the middle class TO the very wealthy


 The small graphs to the left can be increased in size if you click on them. They all show the same REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH in different ways.  Income, ownership, capital gains, tax breaks, you name it. Republicans came to power and immediately began to push his absurd TRICKLE DOWN economics program labeled 'voodoo economics" by George H.W. Bush who became his VP.

Of course, this was absurd, Even Econ 101 students know that putting more money in the hands of the wealthy does not create more jobs or factories. Jobs and industry are created by demand. When money gets into the hands of the less wealthy it gets spent on goods and services. Millions of dollars distributed to 5% vs millions distributed to 80%: which one will result in more purchases of goods and services?

Factories get built with jobs when there is DEMAND for products. Any idiot should realize that smart wealthy people will not build factories and create jobs if there is less money in the hands of the buying public. That makes Reagan and the voters who believed that money would trickle down with less taxes the biggest IDIOTS of the 80's and 2016.

By 1992 after 12 years of voodoo Republicans, Bill Clinton took office. In eight years the Democrats had reduced the national debt to near zero and a majority of Americans voted to put Al Gore in office - including the majority of voters in Florida. But W's brother Jeb and his campaign manager Katherine Harris - as Sec of State in Florida in charge of elections stole the election in Florida for W.

In eight years we went from a booming economy and near-zero national debt to an almost total collapse of the financial system. This collapse was exacerbated by the 9/11 attacks due in part to ineptitude at W's FBI with Ashcroft and the Fake WMD attack on Iraq in response. The 2 Bush wars and the Wall Street rip-offs came close to plunging us into another depression and American Taxpayers paid over 800 billion to save the system and bail out the failed banks.

In 2008 Barack Obama took office at the nadir of American financial power. His tenure in office saw us recover from that near collapse even while he had to fight an opposition Congress. And once again in 2016 a guy who got 3mil fewer votes took office when the Electoral Votes of the least educated states in the USA put the TURNIP in office.


HIGH CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS 

RONALD REAGAN's 10 Reprehensible Crimes - a staunch McCarthyite who saw a Communist threat in every corner became a master criminal in the White House. The IRAN-CONTRA affair was a criminal act in violation of the express will of the Congress. Reagan empowered Oliver North and others to deliver weapons to the Contras - a group of drug dealing anti-government thugs - who opposed the Socialist government elected by the people of Nicaragua. Weapons were delivered to the Contra's in direct contravention of Law imposed by the Congress. Drugs were loaded onto those delivery planes and flown into the USA to be sold by Freeway Ricky Ross and others to the poor in Los Angeles. That money funded the purchase of more weapons that were sent to Iran to pay for the release of hostages.  

WILLIAM JEFFERSON CLINTON - a semen-stained blue dress worn by Monica Lewinsky led to a perjury complaint and the eventual impeachment trial of President Clinton. Yes that's true. Ronald Reagan could sell arms and deal drugs without rebuke but a blowjob and a denial under oath is an impeachable offense.  

GEORGE W. BUSH - Stupidity is not a crime. Lying to the American people about the existence of Weapons of Mass Destruction as a reason to attack Iraq certainly should be. Millions of Iraqi people died with thousands of Americans and the Middle East was substantially destabilized leading to the rise of ISIS. 
Then the lack of attention paid to Wall Street and W's economic plan that made it possible for people without the means to sign up for loans on houses they could not pay led to the brink of total financial collapse. While this is not specifically illegal perhaps it should have been. The greatest crime of the Bush II administration was stupidity. 
VP CHENEY is the best example of what should be criminal corruption in Washington D.C. As Sec of Defense under BUSH SR., Cheney wrote the plan to privatize the quartermaster function of the military - then he became CEO of HALLIBURTON, the company his plan was specifically designed to identify as the provider of that quartermaster function. That made Cheney wealthy and powerful and cost the US Taxpayers BILLIONS.  

BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA -   none 

DONNY THE TURNIP - a Criminal FRAUD - after his EV victory in the dumbest states in the USA - The TURNIP paid out 25 million to settle FRAUD complaints in class action suits. The electorate was well informed of this FRAUD but YOU CAN'T FIX STUPID.

AMAZING CORRELATION OF EDUCATION & TURNIP VOTERS

EXPANDING ON THE "CAN'T FIX STUPID" THEME 
Here's how a fraud & liar gets the Electoral Votes to be President. 

LIST OF STATES BY % VOTE FOR THE TURNIP 

West Virginia  68.63%   W.VA.-dead last in education quality & level #1 TURNIP margin
Wyoming        67.40%      Underlined states are bottom 20 in Ed Metrics
Oklahoma        65.32%
North Dakota  62.96%
Kentucky        62.52%
Alabama          62.08%
South Dakota  61.53%
Tennessee        60.72%
Arkansas         60.57%
Idaho               59.26%
Louisiana         58.09%
Indiana             56.82%
Mississippi       57.94%
Missouri          56.77%
Kansas             56.65%
Nebraska, 1st  56.18%
Montana          56.17%
So Carolina     54.94%
Texas               52.23%
Ohio                51.69%
Alaska             51.28%
Maine, 2nd      51.26%
Iowa                51.15%
Georgia           50.77%
No Carolina     49.83%           
Florida             49.02%
Arizona           48.67%
Pennsylvania   48.58%
Michigan         47.50%           Libertarian & Green Candidates - more votes than margin. 
Wisconsin        47.22%           States where 3rd party votes made the difference in GREEN 
New Hamp      46.61%
Utah                45.54%
Nevada            45.50%
Minnesota       44.92%
Virginia           44.43%
Colorado         43.25%          BOLD states are TOP 10 in Education Metrics 
Delaware         41.79%
New Jersey      41.00%
New Mexico   40.04%
Connecticut     40.93%
Maine, 1st       39.15%
Oregon            39.09%
Rhode Island  38.90%
Illinois             38.76%
Washington     38.07%
New York       36.15%
Maryland         33.91%
Massachusetts 32.81%
California        31.62%
Vermont          29.76%           
Hawaii             29.44%

EDUCATION METRICS LIST - LEVEL & QUALITY OF EDUCATION

THE BOTTOM 20 
31 Missouri 41.79 (score of metrics) 
32 So Dakota 41.22 
33 Idaho 40.91 

34 Ohio 40.83
35 Georgia 40.73
36 N Carolina 40.00
37 Florida 39.75
38 Indiana 34.62 

39 N MEXICO 34.56 
40 S Carolina 33.56
41 Oklahoma 31.86
42 Texas 30.82
43 Tennessee 28.38
44 Alabama 26.01 

45 NEVADA 24.93 
46 Kentucky 22.98
47 Arkansas 19.06
48 Louisiana 16.72
49 Mississippi 14.46
50 W Virginia 11.99 

BUT THE TOP 10 IS ALL BLUE 
1 Massachusetts 80.65
2 Maryland 77.06
3 Colorado 74.24
4 Connecticut 74.17
5 Vermont 73.89
6 N Hampshire 71.25
7 Virginia 68.42
8 Minnesota 65.83
9 Washington 63.80
10 New Jersey 63.21


THE BOTTOM HALF - 23 RED TURNIP'S - 2 BLUE HRC

26. Wisconsin TURNIP
> Pct. of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 28.4%
> 2014 median household income: $52,622 (25th highest)
> Median earnings for bachelor degree holders: $47,027 (25th highest)

27. Alaska TURNIP
> Pct. of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 28.0%
> Pct. of adults with at least a high school diploma: 92.9%
> 2014 median household income: $71,583 (3rd highest)
> Median earnings for bachelor degree holders: $56,042 (3rd highest)

28. South Dakota  TURNIP
> Pct. of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 27.8%
> 2014 median household income: $50,979 (22nd lowest)
> Median earnings for bachelor degree holders: $40,316 (22nd lowest)

29. Texas TURNIP
> Pct. of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 27.8%
> 2014 median household income: $53,035 (23rd highest)
> Median earnings for bachelor degree holders: $51,491 (23rd highest)

30. Iowa  TURNIP
> Pct. of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 27.7%
> 2014 median household income: $53,712 (21st highest)
> Median earnings for bachelor degree holders: $46,851 (21st highest)

31. Arizona TURNIP
> Pct. of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 27.6%
> 2014 median household income: $50,068 (21st lowest)
> Median earnings for bachelor degree holders: $46,407 (21st lowest)
earned $50,068, about $3,600 less than median US

32. Missouri TURNIP
> Pct. of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 27.5%
> 2014 median household income: $48,363 (15th lowest)
> Median earnings for bachelor degree holders: $44,221 (15th lowest)
low ed expenditure

33. Michigan  TURNIP
> Pct. of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 27.4%
> 2014 median household income: $49,847 (20th lowest)
> Median earnings for bachelor degree holders: $48,731 (20th lowest)
earned just $49,847, significantly lower than US median of $53,657

34. North Dakota TURNIP
> Pct. of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 27.4%
> 2014 median household income: $59,029 (15th highest)
> Median earnings for bachelor degree holders: $42,262 (15th highest)

35. Florida  TURNIP
> Pct. of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 27.3%
> 2014 median household income: $47,463 (12th lowest)
> Median earnings for bachelor degree holders: $43,378 (12th lowest)
spent just over $8,400 41st in US

36. Ohio TURNIP
> Pct. of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 26.6%
> Pct. of adults with at least a high school diploma: 89.4%
> 2014 median household income: $49,308 (16th lowest)
> Median earnings for bachelor degree holders: $48,648 (16th lowest)
Ohio, one of the least educated states,

37. Wyoming  TURNIP & CHENEY
> Pct. of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 26.6%
> Pct. of adults with at least a high school diploma: 92.6%
> 2014 median household income: $57,055 (18th highest)
> Median earnings for bachelor degree holders: $43,572 (18th highest)

38. New Mexico  HRC Hispanic
> Pct. of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 26.4%
> Pct. of adults with at least a high school diploma: 84.2%
> 2014 median household income: $44,803 (8th lowest)
> Median earnings for bachelor degree holders: $42,412 (8th lowest)
at 21.3%, New Mexico had the second highest poverty rate in the nation.

39. South Carolina TURNIP
> Pct. of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 26.3%
> 2014 median household income: $45,238 (9th lowest)
> Median earnings for bachelor degree holders: $45,253 (9th lowest)
poverty rate of 18.0%, which was the 11th highest

40. Tennessee  TURNIP & ALEXANDER
> Pct. of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 25.3%
> 2014 median household income: $44,361 (6th lowest)
> Median earnings for bachelor degree holders: $43,654 (6th lowest)
unemployment rate of 6.7%, spent just $8,207 sixth lowest

41. Idaho  TURNIP
> Pct. of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 25.0%
> 2014 median household income: $47,861 (14th lowest)
> Median earnings for bachelor degree holders: $41,423 (14th lowest)
Idaho spent $6,800 per student  less than every other state except for Utah.

42. Indiana  TURNIP & PENCE
> Pct. of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 24.7%
> 2014 median household income: $49,446 (18th lowest)
> Median earnings for bachelor degree holders: $44,424 (18th lowest)

43. Oklahoma  TURNIP & 'GREATEST HOAX" INHOFE
> Pct. of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 24.2%
> 2014 median household income: $47,529 (13th lowest)
> Median earnings for bachelor degree holders: $43,293 (13th lowest)
Oklahoma spent $7,672 per pupil nearly the lowest

44. Alabama  TURNIP & SESSIONS
> Pct. of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 23.5%
> 2014 median household income: $42,830 (4th lowest)
> Median earnings for bachelor degree holders: $45,874 (4th lowest)
unemployment rate of 6.8%, the 10th highest

45. Nevada  HRC
> Pct. of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 23.1%
> 2014 median household income: $51,450 (24th lowest)
> Median earnings for bachelor degree holders: $45,505 (24th lowest)

46. Louisiana  TURNIP & JINDAL
> Pct. of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 22.9%
> 2014 median household income: $44,555 (7th lowest)
> Median earnings for bachelor degree holders: $46,903 (7th lowest)
1 in 5 below the poverty line, the 3rd worst

47. Kentucky  TURNIP & MCCONNEL
> Pct. of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 22.2%
> 2014 median income: $42,958 (5th lowest) 19.1% poverty rate.
> Median earnings bachelor degree: $43,798 (5th lowest)

48. Arkansas  TURNIP & HUCKABEE
> Pct. of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 21.4%
> 2014 median household income: $41,262 (3rd lowest)
> Median earnings for bachelor degree holders: $43,020 (3rd lowest)

49. Mississippi  TURNIP
> Pct. of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 21.1%
> 2014 median household income: $39,680 (the lowest)
> Median earnings for bachelor degree holders: $41,004 (the lowest)
unemployment rate of 7.8%, which tied NV as the highest in the country.

50. West Virginia  TURNIPS biggest margin .
> Pct. of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 19.2%
> 2014 median household income: $41,059 (2nd lowest)
> Median earnings for bachelor degree holders: $40,963 (2nd lowest)
one in five with a college degree, the lowest proportion in the nation.



Dist of C           4.07%
Nebraska, 2nd 47.16%
Nebraska, 3rd  73.92%
Nebraska (al)   58.75%


                                    

Jan 6, 2017

ARE LEAH RIMINI AND MIKE RINDER MISSING THE BOAT WITH AFTERMATH?

LEAH RIMINI and MIKE RINDER are doing a great job with the A & E series: SCIENTOLOGY and the AFTERMATH 

LEAH and MIKE interview a number of long time 30 year average members and former key executives of Scientology as they travel from Seattle to Denver to Clearwater.
Amy Scobee - former head of the Celebrity Center
Jeff Hawkins - former head of Marketing
Mark Headly - former head of production for events
Aaron Smith-Levin - former Auditing expert
Tom DeVougcht - former head of construction and renovation for buildings
and
Ron and Becky Miscavige - Father of the "leader" David Miscavige.

These were people who devoted years of their lives to 100 hour work weeks and who made Scientology what it is. Now the reveal themselves as VICTIMS of a cult.

Could it be that this approach is a mistake?

There is no power in victimhood. These people have conceded and allowed David Miscavige to seize and maintain power over a very powerful entity worth billions of dollars. Is this the best way to end the abuses of Scientology?  I don't think so.

David Miscavige took control of Scientology as Chairman of the Board of the Religious Technology Center or RTC. David Miscavige declared himself the COB of the RTC and the RTC holds the copyrights to the materials of LRH. It appears Miscavige simply took control and no one thought to try to stop him.

The former accountant for LRH, Certified Accountant James J. Jackson has another idea. He is still a devoted OT VIII Scientologist and he believes that Scientologists should take control from David Miscavige.

Seems to the lawyers in CA that James J. Jackson has a point. Why don't Rinder, Rathbun, Ortega, Rimini, and the former executives join Jackson and simply seize control of the church by filing suit in California to challenge the dictatorship of Miscavige?

The weblogs of Ortega, Rinder and Rathbun have a following
There are the Ask a Scientologist 
the Operation Clambake Forum with over 500,000 views of some threads
and EX Scientologist Forum with over 175,000 views of some threads

A search of Clambake reveals on piece on James J Jackson 

So with all of these online communications tools for contacting Scientologists of the past it should be quite easy to get a Class Action together with a large number of people who paid for memberships and auditing but were either "declared" or who felt forced out by Miscavige. These people who paid for the materials and auditing have standing to claim they are part of Scientology as church members.
If there are currently less than 30,000 active Scientologists - how many are truly Miscavige supporters?  how many displaced or declared SCN members could be found to join a Class Action to retake control?

Oct 27, 2016

THE SPIRIT RAP - A REVERIE FROM A MUSE

For My  Mother who used to do this well. 
The Planet Earth Our Home 
and Hillary who I hope lives up to the faith we place in her. 



THE SPIRIT RAP
WE ARE ALL ONE

AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL

Across great plains of waving grain
O're endless burning desert sands,
A hot wind sings through canyon lands
Then howls up ridges
Rides the rain
And dies in quiet beneath deep snows
On lofty peaks above the trees.
Where rivers flow to foaming seas
Beneath white sails full blown cool breeze,
High hums the rigging taut and strong
And keel to rudder rides huge waves
Of pounding surf in fog-drenched haze.

Thunder rolls up asphalt trails
Eight lanes of freeway
Silver rails of speeding trains
Fly streaking planes
crescendo swells
Of blaring horns, hot squealing tires
the raucous sounds from concrete caves
Rise between vast gleaming spires of glass and steel
To pierce the smog of smoke filled skies.

Above thin canopies of clouds
Shine countless stars
Vast galaxies of gas and light
And coming soon bad rising moon
Will kiss the colors of the sky
As sinking sun sets in the gloom

Down beneath skyscrapers high
The nightlife springs and prowls the scene
In syncopated rhythmic dance
Our bodies spin, hearts beat alive
Minds seek connection in a trance
Of sparkling eyes, inviting smiles a human touch
The ancient ritual erupts
And all our focus is aligned
To sing love's song in space and time.

In poetry of words and wit
Is life expressed?
The real surreal
This thing is
IT

He roars with rage all spite and fear
What beast is this that mauls and tears 
Time tested fabric of our strength?
A selfish instinct that belief
Who dares assault the tried and true 
To sing divide and conquer blues?
The center holds until we fail 
We cannot falter or this tale
Of human decency won’t last 
Our future grows from honored past 

This planet Earth's pure air we breathe 
drink waters fresh, sail salty seas
The varied species all endowed with life on Earth
Are all around these sacred charges 
We must guard.

Our greed needs cease 
Some aims best change 
This Earth’s rich bounty must regain 
Once honored place - its' just deserts
There is no price, life has no peer
Earth serves us all so hold it dear
Cry - stop this mean and greedy rape 
Of soil and sea for fossil fuel!
For all the power you would command 
cannot replace  
This Promised Land

American - that’s what we are
All of us, each on our own
Then bound together we are strong.
This tribe diverse makes up our whole
This whole's our boon.
It’s not our skin or where we’re born
It’s not our sex or view of GOD.

We all have hope – we all need love
And some seek solace from above.
With faith so strong and flesh so weak
We need, we yearn then strive and seek
And most are bound to give their  best
To offspring born into this test
This perfect world where life can be
a horror or an ecstasy.

Time is the thief that takes us all
A memory left, a faint recall
So pass it on all down your line
Of love and blood and ties that bind.
The love you give's the love you own

Down deep beneath this surface shell
Of flesh and bone our spirits dwell
A spirit made of light so pure
Bright sparks - our souls
One simple truth
A truth we knew when we were young
Old Truth now new
WE are all ONE

Sep 20, 2016

LIAR DENIERS - HOW WE WILL DESTROY THEM WHEN ARMED WITH THE POWER OF KNOWLEDGE AND TRUTH

 LIAR DENIERS THINK YOU ARE TOO STUPID TO SEE WHAT THEY DO

 We really do not require this consensus of Climate Scientists. We can determine the truth for ourselves. We too can look at the data - the massive store of measurements of CO2 in our atmosphere and of rising temperatures across the globe. 

Charles Keeling put his CO2 measurement devices on Mauna Loa in Hawaii around 1958, We have had access to this record of CO2 in our atmosphere in the Keeling Curve and many other measurement sites that have duplicated this result across the planet. 


KEELING CO2 LEVELS 1958 - 2016

This information is quite easy to understand. The number 401.10 is the current parts per million of CO2 in the atmosphere at the Mauna Loa Observatory. Since 1958 the amount of CO2 has steadily increased from 315 to 401ppm. Everything you could possibly care to understand about this measurement is available here on THE KEELING CURVE WEBSITE including links to a number of additional measurement sites around the world that verify this is not an anomaly. 

Even the LIAR DENIERS cannot attack these measurements. Instead, they try to claim the CO2 comes from volcanoes or other natural sources. 
But this is what they fail to comprehend. We are smarter than they think. We understand there is a natural carbon cycle that has been operating on Earth for millennia . We understand that some CO2 is produced by natural processes like breathing. We know it enters the atmosphere and is absorbed by the ocean, released into the air again and absorbed in our forests where green leafy trees use photosynthesis to make CO2 into oxygen. 
How do our Climate Scientists know about the natural balance of the carbon cycle in the past? We know because the ice is a massive storage facility for ancient data on the atmosphere. 

We know the oceans and forests are carbon dioxide sinks that store CO2, first on the ocean surface until currents carry it into the ocean depths. This process was in balance for millennia. We know this because our scientists have learned that they can drill into the ice in glaciers on the high mountains and in Greenland or Antarctica and recover a record of CO2 that now goes back 800,000 years. This record now covers hundreds of core drilling sites and thousands of samples and clearly shows we have not approached 401ppm over all that time. 

In order to better understand and communicate in conflicts with deniers and doubters on Climate Change, I entered the DENIAL 101X course on EDX. This course is nearing completion but you can get involved and gain the information on your own time as I have since last week. The course consists of short video ‘lectures’ of 6 minutes average, with pdf ‘handouts’. This is very well done and beautifully organized. I encourage each of you to at least visit the site and perhaps enroll for the Climate Science course that begins on Nov 1, 2016.

This video by Dr. Lonnie Thompson from Ohio State University is very entertaining and informative. Dr. Thompson invented the process that allows scientists to use a solar powered drill to take core samples in the high mountains of the Andes, Alps,Himalayas and even Kilimanjaro and New Guinea. This involves drilling at 20,000 feet in areas inaccessible to even helicopters. Scientists use yaks to pack out the cores from the high elevations. 


  

The way we know that CO2 is now out of balance with the natural carbon cycle comes from the measurements of CO2 at places like Mauna Loa and from analysis of the ice cores drilled by scientists like Dr. Thompson on high mountain glaciers and by many other Climate Scientists who have drilled deep in Greenland and Antarctica. Scientists depend on a wide array of cores from all across the planet to confirm that results are not isolated phenomena. The cores are shared with scientists in many different countries at many different institutions. The analysis of the trapped air in facilities in many countries ensures results are not 'doctored'.
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