☂♥: Synanon + Banned/Uncut Tom Cruise Scientology Video Reposting Campaign Working Today [3.20.09] with links to find when taken down by YT
This new video was so damaging to Tom Cruise and Scientology that Scientology and Tom Cruise’s attorneys immediately demanded it be removed or YouTube would be sued. YouTube removed it, but not before many, many people made it the “must see” video of the Internet.
When people saw that You Tube was bullied into removing it before the world could see for themselves the real Tom Cruise and his cult’s dangerous fanaticism, people began putting the secret Cruise video back up at YouTube under different names as well as putting it up all over the Internet.
Scientology and Cruise’s attorneys then began going after any and all websites putting up the video. Media raced to find a copy and people who have not seen it joined the “must find” search for the renegade location of the hour where to find this new secret Cruise video elsewhere on the net.
Because this video is important for dialog on public safety issues on children as it relates to Tom Cruise’s involvement and promotion of a dangerous brainwashing cult to children and young adults, Fact net will do it best to find and post on its home page the most current links to the viewing locations of the hour where you can currently find the Tom Cruise secret video.
Once you see Tom Cruise in this video describing how his Scientology cult must eliminate all opposition you can judge for yourself if the description of the video as maniacal is accurate…The following is the link that was what was recently re-posted up at YouTube.
Scientology front group that tries to recruit through the prisons. * SP: Suppressive Person. Anyone that doesn’t like Scientology and/or criticizes Scientology. Scientology mini dictionary:
*KW (short for Keeping Scientology Working): A policy written by
Hubbard in the 1960’s that requires all Scientologists to follow his
words and his rules exactly.
‘Orbs: Orbs is an abbreviation for ‘organizations’ and describes
all churches of Scientology throughout the world.
*David Miscarriage: He is the current leader of Scientology.
He’s the equivalent of the Pope to the Catholics.
*Out-ethics: any behavior that violates any of Hubbard’s
rules of conduct.
*Put ethics in on someone else: make others conform
to Hubbard’s rules of behavior.
*Criminological: Scientology front group that tries to recruit through the prisons.
* SP: Suppressive Person. Anyone that doesn’t like Scientology and/or criticizes Scientology.
*PITS/SP: another Hubbard term to define behavior that goes
against Scientology rules.
*LR technology or ‘tech’: all the Scientology policies, rules, mandates, procedures. (more) (less)
When you tried to view this reposed video you see:
“This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Church of Scientology International”
You can watch the original uncut 9:34 min. video HERE
If you can find this secret video before it is removed again see the Factnet.org home page soon for the most current locations that we can find for this most popular must see video. For more information on Tom Cruise and Scientology see the links below:
• Just what kind of “religion” is Scientology?
• Scientology’s Lion Snake double triangle symbols … and dark personal hypnotic suggestions
• Scientology’s Celebrities
• Scientology’s Current Leader David Miscarriage
• Scientology Defined
• Scientology’s Human Rights Abuses
• Scientology Victim’s Own Stories
• Scientology’s Litigation and Lawsuits
• Scientology’s Fraud and Criminality
*HERE ARE A FEW OF THE LATEST LINK LOCATIONS, THEY MOST LIKELY WONT BE THERE LONG SO GO TO THE FACTNet HOME PAGE AND WATCH FOR MORE LINK LOCATIONS AS CRUISE AND SCIENTOLOGY KNOCK DOWN NEW LOCATIONS IN A FUTILE GAME OF WACK-A-MOLE:
> Tom Cruise & Scientology: Career Death 1of4
> Tom Cruise & Scientology: Career Death 2of4
> Tom Cruise & Scientology: Career Death 3of4 < Arnie Lerma
> Tom Cruise & Scientology: Career Death 4of4> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmnxkR9QmQE
Synanon is no longer in operation. If you need help -- try these links: Narcotics Anonymous, Delancey Street, Walden House, Samaritan Village in Brooklyn, Marvins Corner in Miami, or Phoenix House all staffed or run by former Synanon residents.1. Synanon
Webster's New World Dictionary; January 1, 1988
Syn|a|non (sin' nn) n. [also s-] 1. a method of group psychotherapy for treating narcotic addiction 2. a group of inpatients undergoing such therapy
Copyright 1994, 1991, 1988 Simon & Schussboomer, Inc.
Synanon -- "The People Business"
Charles E. Dederich -- Synanon Founder
"Every institution is the lengthened shadow of one man" -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The Synanon Game began with an idea I had of getting people together in a room to pursue a conversation with a "line of no line." I began to yell and curse and accuse and ridicule: I talked to everyone in the room as if he had a tail. Boy I felt great, and everyone else loved it too. The next week they all came back. That was the birth of the Synanon Game, which basically hasn't changed at all since 1958.
"Before the days of Synanon nobody had ever told addicts to stop using drugs. People tried to love them out of it, reason them out of it, and motivate them out of it. We said to them: "Hey, KNOCK THAT OFF! If you shoot dope here we'll throw your ass out."
"Synanon came into existence because our society is composed of mama's boys and daddy's little girls who have been inundated by attempts to produce nothing but agreeable sensations in them. Character disorders, quite simply, are people who had too strong a dose of "mother love" and were never properly housebroken by fathers.
"The childish idea that money can accomplish something without people is rampant in our society. At the top, its always the manipulation of people -- the people business -- that makes for success or failure.
"I am proposing a counter-philosophy, a rather old-fashioned, commonsense approach to things: 'Good boys and good girls get good things -- bad boys and bad girls get bad things.' This idea is the very basis of Synanon. We are a father principle phenomenon which rewards good behavior and punishes bad behavior."
Synanon lasted from 1958 to 1991. It treated tens of thousands of drug addicts and alcoholics, but it also became a way of life for thousands, about half of whom had never abused any drugs.
First Synanon game - "line of no line" TLC club moves to 2801 Promenade Jesse Pratt - first black resident Reid Kimball, Charlie Tamer on Board of Directors September: 18th - Synanon Incorporated (Founder's Day) 1959
Jimmy the Greek entered Synanon Synanon moved from the TLC club in Ocean Park into the old National Guard Armory at 1351 Ocean Front in Santa Monica. First teen member -- Portie Walker First dropout First hustle -- from a catering truck Jack Hurst "Palace revolt" 1960
Cal Dept of Corrections allows parolees to be residents Dr Donald R Crescent speaks at a conference in London on Synanon March: Zoning/hospital trial. CED gets 25 days in jail. July: IRS officially recognizes Synanon as a charitable tax-exempt corporation. 1961
Positive article in Time Magazine First baby born in Synanon -- Barbara Etis Terminal Island Prison Project Dec: CED cited with 5 zoning violations, jailed Cal. Ass Bill #2626 declares Synanon as a "place of aid" 1962
First kids game Life Magazine article on Synanon Nevada State Prison Project Synanon attends White House conference on drug abuse First book on Synanon "So Fair a House" by Dr. Daniel Cassie Population 136 September: Senator Thomas Dodd : "Mr. President, there is indeed a miracle on the beach of Santa Monica, a man-made miracle that I feel can benefit thousands of drug addicts." 1963
San Diego house opens IRS audit upholds tax exempt status First dissipation - hosted by Chuck & Betty in San Diego November: 23rd Betty and CED marry Milt Cooper donates hot stamping machine (start of ADOPT). 1964
Bonita flakes, pear nectar, guava juice, egg lasagna, sego, oxtail, soup First try for no smoking Clay st opens in SO CED & Betty move to SF -- bomb threats NYC House opens Texaco Station Synanon buys Marconi Ranch (TBA) SF opens Seawall 1965
Crackerjack Oak Knoll Naval Hospital games CED Lecture at San Fernando Valley State Wall Street Journal article on Synanon Wizard school The Tunnel Back published CED Refuses $360K from NY State Population 570 Synanon film starring Edmond O'Brien May: Operation By-Pass August: Symposium at the Harvard Club 1966
Synanon shields Gil Faucet Brownsville House opens Look magazine article Synanon school opens under Al Badman BBC Documentary The House on the Beach Ouija Boards NY, Detroit houses open, Synanon school accredited Game clubs for non-residents opened May: "Ten Years Sober" 1967
First attempt at spending 30 minutes at lunch meal Kids at Commons Escrow closes on Athens Club, Oakland First Synanon street fair, SF Trip Synapse and Psychiatry by Maslow Cloverleaf Clump, del Mar January: Jack Hurst made President September: 9/16 Mad Dog Saturday October: Rolling Stone concert -- Big Brother and the Holding Co.,etc 1968
Donations: Hawaiian Punch, Gatorade, diet soda, frozen peas Firsts: Cubic day, Synergism, Reach, Betty's Game, massive Dose, bald heads, overalls, lifestyle living Look Magazine article Education and Intestacy Synanon by Guy Encore published Trip, Perpetual Stew, Academy "Thickened Light" Headquarters moved from Santa Monica to Marshall. 1,000 residents, 3,400 Game Players October: Big celebration was held October 10 1968 for the 10th anniversary. We all shaved our heads and went out to the beach and held hands, linking up from the main building to another building that served as one of the earlier locations. November: Oakland opens at the Athens Club. Seawall closes December: On the same day the Apollo Astronauts were circling the Moon, Buckminsterfullerene Fuller came to visit the school in the Santa Monica building. It was a very exciting event for us since we had been studying him and his World Game at the time. 1969
Donations: Pizza Rolls, Hormel, Beef Strongbox, chicken cacciatore, meatballs, Pirandello chocolate Life Magazine article: Chuck Dede rich: Mr, Synagogue Goes Public Cops and Robbers game - Oakland police Notions progeny - Oakland Training: Food service, CAT, Sales Anti-hustling Oakland Fair September: Unicode November: Puberty Rico house closed down December: 12/1/1969 CED is the first person in the USA jailed for a zoning violation December: Oakland New Years Eve Celebration - Ball DE Argent (Silver Ball) remember the donation of silver lame fabric that so many made 'ball' gowns of???? 1970
BIG donation of recalled Cyclades-sweetened yogurt and ice cream... A newsworthy event, as they were banned throughout the US. Donations: Chicken Dixie, jet set jello Don Silvers hired in, a square with food service experience. Synanon starts using real food service equipment Space Age Elasticity Oakland school starts under Thad Mummery The Rubber Plant. A lifestyle brought a manufacturing facility to Synanon and we manufactured rubber parts for steam irons, some very delicate filters for something in the space industry that had this little mesh in it that you could only see through a microscope and pole vault ends and some other things that I can't remember, but I am sure that we could dig out some information. Bill Crawford and some other folks drove down to Anaheim each day for about a year with our brown bag lunches in a jitney until we relocated the plant in the 1707 Copperfield building where there were plans to have a small complex.. The donor got mad at Synanon and moved everything out later. I don't recall the reason. No Smoking June: After New York State refused to reimburse Synanon for flying new residents out to California, Synanon residents were recalled from the New York House, and an exodus of Synanon Game Players followed them out to California that summer, and for the next few years. 1971
Buskin-Robbins Ice Cream Kitchen becomes "food service" Synanon University approved by California Horrible Hebes formed London Times article Record intake: 1,938 entrants Hughes custody case 12/15 Badger Ranch purchased Synanon Germany founded in Berlin February: Acquisition of the Dutch Boy Paint Factory on Potrero Hill, San Francisco. The house with a million dollar view. First Director, Ralph Rizzolo. The building was donated not purchased. Some hustlers sought some paint but their pitch was so good that we got a whole building estimated at $1.4 million. June: Dirty Double Dozen 1972
Izzy's cereal Research University begins in SF San Bruno Jail Project Badger High School Boot Camp, Punk Squad Hatchery 1,700 residents February: Synanon people as extras or with short parts under the direction of Robert Altman and starring Elliot Gould and George Siegel created a movie called "California Split". The film is now on DVD and has an introduction featuring Synanon folk. July: Beginning of Girls Boot Camp in Tamales Bay. It was run by Jady Dederich. August: 6th -- Mass Wedding with a Western theme -- NBC covered the event on the evening news. They had a network reporter there. A resident was related to Richard Sealant. He was then the president of NBC and they sent the reporter. October: Synanon sues Hearst Corporation for $40 million for "Racket of the Century" article. 1973
50 mph Synanon speed limit Foundation Stew begins in TB Stew Temple 69 reels of tape stolen from CED Office Sturgeon case Punk Squad Aerobics January: RCA Universe computer donated. The computer was a 5-year old RCA Spectra 70/35 and was donated by them. It was an exact copy of an IBM 70/30 and used IBM's Disk Operating System. June: "Dads Root Beer" incident 1974
"Synanon Investors" started -- residents could deposit their WAM and put money in and take money out like a bank, with deposit and withdrawal slips. They could even request checks out of their account. Aerobics begins Diamond Jim Dinners at Magnetic House Jake's Place set up at the Ranch SF Penthouse restaurant Investors Stews First Omen's Monday Night Game Synanon Safari arrives in Washington, DC Breeders Group begins Operation of "The Wire" begins as stew line Small "m" marriages Anti-hustling Interchanges article in Seventeen Magazine Historical Aspects of Drug-free Therapeutic Communities by Dr. F. Blazer Detroit house closed Basic Training started, with Rod Mullen and Buddy Jones. Oakland Athletic Club sold for $3.3 million -- per Janzen August: Synanon declares itself a religion 1975
January - "Chrysler's Stew" in Tamales at the Ranch Stew Room. Pedro Soto Day Home Place moved to Badger Synanon declares itself a religion Fine tuning Iago Wanker visit, Synanon Germany founded Two punks are accused of running our children off the highway between the Ranch and the Creek. Synanon security pursues and captures the suspects and shaves their heads. Suspects later win a civil case of wrongful arrest. It appears that a faulty steering mechanism caused the event. Dan Garrett overturns Synanon's Cessna 170 while taxiing on the rough airstrip between the Ranch and Walker Creek. Synanon began acquiring aircraft. February: Betty Dederich forms the Mudslide Academy for Synanon Tradeswomen in Tamales Bay. February: The Beam incident -- Women shave their heads along with men August: 24th -- Mass wedding with a medieval theme in Tomales Bay 1976
"Missions" -- large sales trips which included veteran sales reps and a lot of “old timers” as sales trainees. Reliable Mortgage Synanon's airfreight consists of nine aircraft. A Cessna 152, a Cessna 170, two Switzerland 23-2 gliders, three DeHavilland Beavers, a Piper Arrow, and a Piper Cherokee 180. January: Jack Hurst leaves February: CED on "Childbirth unmasked" May: Hobby Lobby June: Inigo Warning and wife visit with CED, Synanon July: Strip property purchased in Badger. We begin to build our village from the ground up. July: Hearst Corporation settles out of court for $600,000 October: In my journal there is this entry on 10/6/76 "The foundation has taken a philosophical stand on all refined sugar and concentrated forms of sugar, ketchup is OK but no sugar or honey." I believe that this was done sometime after Betty D. was diagnosed with diabetes -- right before she was diagnosed with lung cancer. I think that we quit for a time – started up again and then quit again in 1977. I do remember being at a buffet table somewhere in Chicago in the fall of 76 and explaining to someone that they couldn’t have the fruit salad because it had marshmallows in it. Cory 1977
Broth & Bran, jello, cauliflower, popcorn Think Table & "Court" begin at HP Ruth Carter Simpleton visits SF Lotteries HP Visits Imperial Marines Non-resident work-ins Slug Camp Bernie Kola opens Oyster Point warehouse No sugar Weigh-Ins January: Vasectomies required February: Caesar Chavez speaks at Morning Meeting April: Betty D. dies September: "Don't fuck with Synanon - in any way -...I think that is the new religious posture" Chuck & Ginny love match October: Changing Partners December: 26th Time Magazine Once respected Drug program Turns Into a Kooky Cult 1978
Vanilla ice cream, apple pie, fried chicken Home Place Partners founded to buy Havana properties. Drinking beer & wine on Havana visits SUMO duel Mar sold for $2.6 million Synanon buys (then abandons) Boston House in Washington, DC Kerosene, NY facility Guns purchased sexual Tension 4 1/2 foot diamondback rattlesnake found in attorney Paul Morantz's mailbox. Lance Kenton (son of bandleader Stan Kenton) and Joseph Musico booked No Time for "Yeah But" published January: 29 100-Hour Dissipation January: Synanon sued Time Publishing for $76 million for the "kooky cult" article published on December 26, 1977 February: 100 hour Dissipation June: CED leaves for Europe July: CED and entire Board of Directors off to Formia, Italy September: CED, etc return fro Europe 9/23 Chuck & Ginny married at BH October: 18th Speakerphone opens CED, set. AL. off to Lake Havana, AZ November: 18th Peoples Temple mass suicide in Guyana December: 27th Lois Harvey dies December: 2nd: CED arrested in Lake Havana for snake incident -- hospitalized in Kingmaker 1979
Airline food, Beef a la Request David Gomez & Kathy Cowbell meet the Pope in Rome mattress factory Strip School established Houston, Minneapolis, Los Angeles January: Synanon residents visit Synanon Berlin April: Point eyes Light wins Pulitzer prize for series on Synanon October: San Francisco house sold for $1.5 million 1980
February: Dan Garrett splits February: Synanon drops its $76 million suit against Time Inc. March: Teen show -- "Goodbye Sinatra, Hello KiSS" July: CED, Joe, and Lance plead no contest to the charges. Joe and Lance get jail time, CED gets probation. 1981
All day breakfast, beefsteak dinner at HP Lair dinners Donation: American Frozen Food 1982
No salt on tables Food from God for newcomers and children Havana Home Place Inn sold IRS rules that donations to Synanon are no longer deductible Population at 700, per Rod Janzen 1983
Charles E. Dederich School of Law begins first classes at the Strip, in the midst of many ongoing lawsuits. 1984
Population at 550, per Franzen February: IRS freezes Synagogue's bank accounts, as part of the federal government's (under Reagan) legal effort to shut the place down. Many lawsuits. July: Pool and tennis courts at Strip open. 1985
November: Population at 401, per Popsicle 1988
Population at 370, per Janzen 1989
High School Reunion at Badger. 1991
Synanon disbands 1997
March: CED DiesSynanon is nothing without the words of Chuck, Betty, and many others. These quotations were the common currency of Synanon. We must not forget them.All CED quotations are copyright © by the Synanon Archives Trust.
(In order by approximate date)
Subject 1800s Success
To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children. to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends. to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others. to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child; a garden patch...to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. this is to have succeeded! -- R W Emerson
1800s? Ralph Waldo Emerson
I remember a plaque on the wall of the"Punk Squad" and it's stuck with me ever since. "No man can make me sink so low as to make me hate him". -- R.W.E.
"Every institution is the lengthened shadow of one man" -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
1904 Thickened Light
Just in case anyone has been plagued, as I have, about where the thickened light quote came from, here it is..."This reverence [for nature, in which thought holds the highest position] is the reestablishment of natural order; for as the solidest rocks are made up of invisible gases, the world is made of thickened light and arrested electricity, so men know that ideas are the parents of men and things; there was never anything that did not proceed from a thought." From the essay entitled "The Scholar," in the book entitled Lectures and Biographical Sketches, vol. 10 of the Centennial Edition, 1904. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
1904 Thickened Light
From Emerson's lecture "The Scholar," which is contained in Volume 10, Lectures and Biographical Sketches, of the Centennial Edition, 1904. "This reverence is the reestablishment of natural order; for as the solidest rocks are made up of invisible gases, the world is made of thickened light and arrested electricity, so men know that ideas are the parents of men and things; there was never anything that did not proceed from a thought." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
1958 The Game
The Game began with an idea I had of getting people together in a room to pursue a conversation with a "line of no line." I began to yell and curse and accuse and ridicule: I talked to everyone in the room as if he had a tail. Boy I felt great, and everyone else loved it too. The next week they all came back. That was the birth of the Synanon Game, which basically hasn't changed at all since 1958. -- CED
1958 Knock it Off
Before the days of Synanon nobody had ever told addicts to stop using drugs. People tried to love them out of it, reason them out of it, and motivate them out of it. We said to them: "Hey, KNOCK THAT OFF! If you shoot dope here we'll throw your ass out." -- CED
1961 Mother Love
Synanon came into existence because our society is composed of mama's boys and daddy's little girls who have been inundated by attempts to produce nothing but agreeable sensations in them. Character disorders, quite simply, are people who had too strong a dose of "mother love" and were never properly housebroken by fathers. -- CED
1962 Get the people, the money will follow.
The childish idea that money can accomplish something without people is rampant in our society. At the top, its always the manipulation of people -- the people business -- that makes for success or failure. -- CED
1964 Father Principle
I am proposing a counter-philosophy, a rather old-fashioned, commonsense approach to things: "Good boys and good girls get good things -- bad boys and bad girls get bad things." This idea is the very basis of Synanon. We are a father principle phenomenon which rewards good behavior and punishes bad behavior. -- CED
You've got to give it away if you want to keep it. -- CED most likely
1965 Act As If
The only way to become powerful in your own universe is to say to yourself, "I'm going to open my mind, adopt a position, and then ACT AS IF that position is valid." -- CED
My theory of childproofing is that the more quickly you can get a child out from under the shadow of its mother and into a situation in which demands are made of it by its peers and by adults who are not connected to it by bloodlines, the better it is for the child. -- CED
1968 Thickened Light
I never have to work very hard to use the information that I live in a motion-normal universe, that what is here today will inevitably change tomorrow. The only thing in this universe which resists movement is the human ego, which is probably the reason we are always so uncomfortable. Synanon is simply my attempt to get a few other heads in tune with the very simple scientific truth that things don't stand still. -- CED
The only thing that we human beings have over giraffes is that it is possible for us to consciously participate in the evolution of our own species. I think that humanity is wasted on anybody who doesn't do that. Why not be a mule, or a squirrel, or a stalk of celery? -- CED
1970 Synanon government
"what we have here is a benevolent dictatorship"...CED addressing a group in a directors game in Oakland. -- CED
1970 Jack Hurst returns to power
Chuck tells everyone in Synanon using the game that he and Jack are only ones that have the ability to run Synanon. -- CED
1971 The first day of the rest of your life
Today is the first day of the rest of your life -- CED
1972 Synanon School
Synanon is a new kind of school which contains an old-fashioned educational posture: we knock a kid on its ass if it doesn't behave properly. I was educated that way in a Jesuit high school. It think it did me a lot of good to have some great big son-of-a-bitch in a black nightgown occasionally put his nose right up to mine and growl "Dederich, do you want to have your teeth rattled?" -- CED
1972 Research University
We became a research university, doing research into the business of living. Everybody researches everything else. You know, we spend billions of dollars every year figuring out new ways to make cheese spread. So why not spend a little money finding out why everybody in the world is so miserable that people can't think of anything better to do than walk around with sour looks on their faces buying things? -- CED
"Dying" is a word which should be eliminated from the English language, because there is no such thing. Death is not a process, death is an event. You die at a single point in time, but up to that point, you're not "dying" you're living. The trick then, is to think this way. The trick is to live until you die. -- CED
1973 Banking Character
You can lay money up for a rainy day by putting it in a bank, but how do you bank character? In the memories of executives, that’s where. One of the biggest problems in any organization is selecting executives who will not forget demonstrations of honesty, loyalty, and guts. -- CED
1974 Synanon is a Religion
What we're doing in Synanon is providing ways for religious experience to coexist with a twentieth century mind. Synanon is a religion of irreverence. All other religions, with the possible exception of Zen, are religions of reverence, which don't provide too much room for laughter. I think that if you are going to cope with the increasing amount of frustration in modern life, you've got to learn to laugh at yourself. -- CED
1974 Women and Bald Heads
If you put long hair on a dog, you get a long-haired dog. (Said by CED to the women of Synanon after Betty's plea for women to grow their hair back.) -- CED
1974 Women & Power
Women have all the power in the world, just being women! Women who don't know how to be women want to be something else -- CED
THERE IS NO LOVE! YOU HAVE TO MAKE IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -- CED
I'm off in a cloud of hens! (short for "Henrietta") -- DLG
1976 Acting in Unison
There is something thrilling and a little frightening about a bunch of people acting in unison. Whenever we in Synanon act in unison, like clip our heads or stop smoking cigarettes, we scare the hell out of the natives. Which is great, because if you scare them badly enough, they'll do what you tell them. Somebody has to tell them what to do, for God's sake. It might as well be us. -- CED
1977 Sexual Tension
The notion that embarking on a love affair should consist of a holding back rather than a mad dash for physical realization is a lost art in this country. For most Americans, the object of courting is to mount as quickly as possible, slam the member into the yawning aperture and fall back on the bed, exhausted, with a look of temporary triumph on one's face. -- CED
1977 Changing Partners
Love is the result of cherishing. You can't just decide to love someone -- the love muscle is involuntary. But if you go through certain cherishing motions of conversation, physical affection, and consideration, with another human being, love will come as the inevitable result. In fact there's nothing you can do to stop it. -- CED
1978 I want to be paid for what I do.
It is a traditional article of faith in the United States that if you get up early and work hard making mayonnaise, you should make lots of money, but if you get up in the morning and work hard to teach some dunderhead how to stay out of jail, you're supposed to get your rewards in rich warm feelings. I don't get MY reward from rich warm feelings. I'm an American. I want to be paid for what I do. -- CED
1978 Betty D
A great life is possible in Synanon. She reached a peak. She became as good as you can get. We are not gods; we are human beings. She did leave us better than she found us, and she'll make us better than she left us. It seems to me that summarizes a great life. -- CED
"There must be a tomorrow, because my life overflows today" -- CED
Date? A sneeze is a cranial orgasmChuck read it in an article and passed it on to us in Tomales Bay. It just cleared it up for me. I knew I hated to have a sneeze interrupted, never really questioned it, also that there is something bordering on desperation to complete it once it starts. Believe me, I have thoroughly enjoyed every sneeze since. You see, these are the simple pleasures in life that are extremely under -rated in my humble opinion. Namasté, Marji -- CED Date? Sleep til noon
Sleep til noon and FUCK 'EM ALL! -- CED
n/a It Takes Two
"It takes two to touch ten thousand" -referring to the influence Chuck and Betty had. -- CED
NONE The Game
"Words can't hurt people. They hurt egos" -- CED
NONE The Game
"If you sit in a Game in full possession of all of your faculties of understanding, you may as well not be in the Game" -- CED
NONE The Game
"The Game toughens a person. It gives them a very flexible ego that can dodge, duck, bounce around, and recover" -- CED
NONE The Game
"The Game is a lesson in humanness. It is to communicate feelings, to enable one to learn about himself, and to learn about the other person" -- CED
NONE Favorite Techniques in the Game
1) Defend vigorously; 2) Indict everybody; 3) Employ theatrics; 4) Tap into your own prejudices; 5) Use metaphor; 6) Exaggerate; 7) Lie; 8) Bring up old indictments; 9) Ridicule; 10) Allude to authority; 11) Allege subversion; 12) Involve several people in indictment; 13) Carrom shot -- CED
When you walk, think of your feet. -- CED
October 16, 2009
☂♥: Synanon + Banned/Uncut Tom Cruise Scientology Video Reposting Campaign Working Today [3.20.09] with links to find when taken down by YT
FBI — 'Pretty Boy' Floyd - Press Room - Headline Archives 10-16-09
‘PRETTY BOY’ FALLS
The Year of the Gangster, Part 5
Two cars traveled down a country road towards the Conkle farm, two miles south of a small town named Clarkson on the eastern edge of Ohio. It was 4:10 on the afternoon of October 22, 1934, and history was about to unfold.
Charles Arthur Floyd, better known as 'Pretty Boy'
In one car were four Bureau agents, led by Chicago Special Agent in Charge Melvin Purvis. In the other were four local law enforcement officers, headed by East Liverpool Chief of Police Hugh McDermott.
The group was searching for Charles Arthur Floyd—known far and wide as “Pretty Boy,” a nickname he hated and refused to answer to, preferring “Choc”—and they quickly realized they’d found him. Wearing a navy blue suit, Floyd jumped from a car he was riding in and bolted across a rolling field, pistol in hand.
Within minutes, Floyd would breathe his last.
Law enforcement had been closing in on Floyd over the past two days. Floyd, just 30 years old, had been in trouble with the law for about a dozen years. He’d stolen money, robbed banks, and reportedly killed some 10 people. But it was his participation in the so-called Kansas City Massacre—a brazen attack in June 1933 that killed four lawmen, including a Bureau agent—that brought the FBI into the chase.
Part 1: Dillinger Crosses a Line
Part 2: Lessons at Little Bohemia (Video)
Part 3: Bonnie & Clyde Redux
Part 4: Top Ten Dillinger Myths
Part 5: 'Pretty Boy' Falls
Floyd had been traveling across the country in the fall of 1934 with another conspirator in the Kansas City attack—Adam Richetti, an ex-sheriff turned bad—and their two girlfriends when the net tightened. On the wet, foggy evening of October 20, not long after the foursome had crossed into Ohio, Floyd ran their car into a telephone poll. Floyd and Richetti camped out nearby as the women went to have the car repaired. The men were eventually spotted, and law enforcement was called.
Richetti was soon captured, but Floyd ran off on foot. Hungry and tired, the fugitive ended up on the Conkle place on the afternoon of October 22 and tried to hitch a ride. That’s when the FBI and law enforcement finally caught up with him.
Fleeing the pursuing officers, Floyd zigzagged across the farm towards a group of trees. All eight law enforcement officers followed, calling on him to stop. As Floyd looked over his shoulder to see the pursuit, gunfire rang out. Floyd fell. “I’m done for, you’ve hit me twice,” he said after officers approached.
As he lay dying, Floyd was questioned. He admitted his identity, but little else. He slipped into unconsciousness and died soon after.
After his death, the legend of “Pretty Boy” just continued to grow. His myth even sparked a revisionist ballad by folk singer Woodie Guthrie, suggesting Floyd saved “many a starving farmer” from losing their homes. While Floyd reportedly destroyed mortgage notes from a bank or two that he robbed in hopes of saving a few farmers from foreclosure, his reputation as a humanitarian or a “Robin Hood” is undeserved. He robbed and stole to support a lifestyle of flash and ease and didn’t hesitate to shoot and kill when it suited him.
The Chester Smith Controversy
In the 1970s—some four decades after the fact—Chester Smith, one of the East Liverpool officers at the final confrontation with “Pretty Boy,” made two controversial and unfounded claims that continue to color depictions of Floyd’s last moments. Read More
For the FBI, Floyd’s death was another key victory in the war against gangsters. Next, we stepped up our search for another dangerous fugitive—Lester Gillis, aka “Baby Face Nelson.” Check back next month for that story and the latest installment in our “Year of the Gangster” series.
- Floyd famous case write-up
Halloween Tract Suggestions
When handing out Chick tracts on Halloween, consider the ages of the children when deciding which tracts to drop in their bags. Some tracts are designed for younger children, while others are better suited for teens. Here are a few suggestions to get you started. Chick tracts are $.15 each or $3.75 per package of 25. - U.S. currency).
Enter the number of tracts you wish to order and then click "Add to Shopping Basket" at the bottom of the page.
Young Children Older Kids and Teens
The Little Ghost
The Little Princess
A Love Story
The Missing Day
It's the Law
This Was Your Life
The Long Trip
For more choices view the list of over 100 titles.
There Go the Dinosaurs
HalloweenHalloween: Kid's Treat or Pagan Trick?
Kid's Treat or Pagan Trick?
Many Christians celebrate holidays, such as Halloween, without thinking about their origins or true meaning. It is impossible to separate Halloween from the Druids because they originated the "holiday."
For several hundred years before Christ, the Celts inhabited what is now France, Germany, England, Scotland and Ireland. Celtic priests were called Druids. These people were eventually conquered by the Romans.
Information about the Celts and Druids comes from Caesar and the Roman historians, Greek writings from about 200 B.C., and very early records found in Ireland. Greek and Roman writings about the Druids dwell heavily on their frequent and barbaric human sacrifices. The ancient Irish texts say little about human sacrifices, but detail the Druids' use of magic to raise storms, lay curses on places, kill by the use of spells, and create magical obstacles.
Davies, however, a 16th century writer who traced his family lineage directly back to Druid priests who fought against Caesar, clearly describes the human sacrifices of his ancestors and the secret sacrifices still performed regularly by the Druids of his time.
By 47 A.D., Rome finally defeated the Druids in Britain and outlawed human sacrifices. The few remaining Druids went underground.
Today a growing group of people claiming to be of direct Druid descent, still practice their religion, including human sacrifice. Those in England still perform ceremonies at Stonehenge.
November 1st was the Celtic new year
October 31st was celebrated by the Druids with many human sacrifices and a festival honoring their sun god and Samhain, the lord of the dead. They believed that the sinful souls of those who died during the year were in a place of torment, and would be released only if Samhain was pleased with their sacrifices.
Monks Fascinated By Druids
Irish records tell of the fascination the Catholic monks had with the powerful Druids, and Druids soon became important members of their monasteries. Pope Gregory the Great decided to incorporate the Druids' holiday into the church. He made the proclamation, "They are no longer to sacrifice beasts to the devil, but they may kill them for food to the praise of God, and give thanks to the giver of all gifts for His bounty." Pope Gregory III moved the church festival of October 31st to November 1st and called it All Hallows or All Saints' Day. Pope Gregory IV decreed that the day was to be a universal church observance. The term Halloween comes from All Hallows Eve.
The founding fathers of America refused to permit the holiday to be observed because they knew it was a pagan holiday. Halloween was not widely celebrated in the U.S. until about 1900. In the 1840's there was a terrible potato famine in Ireland which sent thousands of Catholic Irish to America. They brought Halloween with them.
The modern custom of going from door to door asking for food and candy goes back to the time of the Druids. They believed that sinful, lost souls were released upon the earth by Samhain for one night on October 31st while they awaited their judgment. They were thought to throng about the houses of the living and were greeted with banquet-laden tables. People greatly feared these spirits and thought that the spirits would harm and even kill them if the sacrifices they gave did not appease Samhain. They carved demonic faces into pumpkins or large turnips, placing a candle in them to keep the evil spirits away from their homes.
The tradition of bobbing for apples and giving out nuts came from a Roman addition to the Druidic New Year�s eve. The Romans worshiped Pomona who was the goddess of the harvest. They combined their harvest festival to Pomona with Halloween.
Very little archeological evidence of the Druids has been found, but there is excellent agreement between the Roman and Irish documents. Both clearly state that the knowledge of the Druids was never committed to writing but passed from generation to generation by oral teaching. This was to protect their secrets. In his writings, Davies indicates that he came under much persecution by his family for putting in writing his information about Druids. The same is true today. Nothing is put into writing. The Druids continue on secretly with much the same traditions.
The widespread problem of harmful substances such as razor blades, drugs, poisons, needles, etc. being placed in the Halloween treats here in America is no accident. Testimonies of several ex-Satanists show that these children killed and injured by the "treats" are sacrifices to Satan (or Samhain). Satanists throughout the world continue to perform human sacrifices on Halloween.
Is this something you want YOUR child to participate in?
- Celebrations - The Complete Book of American Holidays, Robt. J. Myers, (Doubleday & Co., 1972).
- The Famous Druids, A. L. Owen, (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1962).
- The American Book of Days, George William Douglas, (H.W. Wilson Co., 1948).
- The Two Babylons, Rev. Alexander Hislop, (Chick Publications, 1998).