From: Gerry Armstrong Sent: Monday, September 19, 2022 8:20 AM To: Rindermike@[ ] Subject: Request for complimentary eBook By email: Rindermike@ [ ] Dear Mike: As you know, both by your actions and reputation, I have been your biggest fair game target ever since you assumed your OSA posts. I’ve asked you and your supporters before if you can name anyone else you targeted or victimized more than me, and you have never suggested another person. That’s forty years of fair game. I’ve … [Read more...] about To Mike Rinder: Request for complimentary eBook
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Dear Ms. Šorytė: I am responding here to your article “‘Secretophobia’: The Modern Prejudice Against Religious and Spiritual Secrets,” recently published in The Journal of CESNUR. [1. The Journal of CESNUR, Volume 6, Issue 3, May-June 2022, pp. 68-82 https://cesnur.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/tjoc_6_3_full_issue.pdf ] It is broadly an attack on American professor of religious studies Hugh Urban, couched as a scholarly criticism of his writings on secrets in Freemasonry and … [Read more...] about Stupid Is As Stupid Does
The most important weather predictor I learned as a child in Chilliwack was, “If there’s snow on the Prospector on the Queen’s Birthday, there’ll be a flood.” “The Prospector” is a slash on the south-western flank of Mt. Cheam, or on the saddle between Cheam and the mountain to its south. (Is that Mt. Thurston?) The old prospector has a pack on his back and is kneeling, panning for gold I guess. Here’s a photo that shows his shape pretty clearly: … [Read more...] about Prospect of a Flood
I posted the below comment to Tony Ortega’s blog today. It appeared that it propagated, and I think I saw ten “likes.” But now my comment isn’t there and “Disqus” says it was “Deleted as Spam.” “Disqus” also says, “We have received your request for review,” although I made no such request. This has happened before and was never resolved. https://tonyortega.org/2022/03/27/scientology-wants-you-to-forget-laura-d-got-her-files-because-259-ministers-had-access-to-them/ More path … [Read more...] about Laura DeCrescenzo and me and our ever-so-penitent Scientology priests.
I knew Louise on the “Apollo.” I knew her being Treasury Aide during most of that time. Aides’ posts came with a lot of seniority, and she also had Sea Org rank and experience on me. I came on board in February 1971. I was on ship or shore lines throughout my time on board, and Louise was on international money lines, so we had little if any intersecting org business. We were not friends exactly, but I had no unfriendly interactions with her, and have only friendly memories. On our … [Read more...] about Louise Shekter and me