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« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2009, 04:06:08 PM »

and look at wot Richard Branson did without scientology.  Yes Branson is/was a TRUE sidlexci
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« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2009, 04:15:15 PM »

Tom Cruise talks...mumbles almost incoherently
to Barbara Walters on "The View."

http://www.defamer.com.au/2009/01/we_administer_earthpeople_pills_when_absolutely_necessary_reassures_tom_cruise-2.html

According to Tom Scientology sends people to the doctor.
(Who would be part of the American Medical Association.)

Yet according to Hubbard..

Finding exactly who we're up against on Earth (the AMA)
helped.  But finding exactly what each one of us faces and
how, in the Between Lives Area, bids for a change of mood.

We're not now in this for play.  Our personal futures depend
on keeping going and making no major flubs.  It isn't a question
of is there something else.  There isn't.  Nobody can be half in
and half out of scientology.  scientologists are scientologists
no matter what they do for a living.

If we're going to make this, we have to work at it personally,
administratively and as a group, and work well.

The prize is regaining self and going free.  The penalty for our
failure is condemnation to an eternity of pain and amnesia for ourselves
and for our friends and for this planet.

If we fail, we've had it.  It is not just a matter of getting killed. 
It's a matter of getting killed and killed and killed life after life
forever more.  Even if you have no great reality on this now, you will
soon enough.  But probably you already understand it.

Those guys up there mean business.  We've got to match or better their
energy level and dedication or we lose.

We've been given this priceless chance.

We must make good.

The hour lost on natter, the slow down time because of some petty ARC
break have to be salvaged.

We haven't any time for doubts and maundering.

The next time you hear somebody whining, "Well I just don't know, whine,
whine," kick his teeth in.

We're the elite of planet Earth, but that's only saying we're the
not-quite-gone in the graveyard of the long-gone.  Somehow despite our
condition and the degraded environment we're in, we've got to keep the
dedication and the guts to carry through no matter what comes.  And
carry through.

That's our future.

L. Ron Hubbard.

From HCO PL 30 July 1963 Current Planning 
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« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2009, 08:45:41 AM »

Conner Cruise gets handled.

http://x17online.com/celebrities/connor_cruise/scientology_handlers_handle_connor_cruise-01162009.php
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« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2009, 08:47:02 AM »

                         German critics maul Cruise as anti-Hitler hero


BERLIN (AFP) - German critics savaged Tom Cruise's portrayal of Adolf Hitler's would-be killer in "Valkyrie" ahead of the film's release here this week, but relished a homegrown hero getting the Hollywood treatment.

"Valkyrie" has been one of the most keenly awaited new releases in Germany this winter, thanks to the legendary status of its subject -- Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg -- and a string of controversies during its production.

Although expectations were low here for Cruise in the role of the Prussian aristocrat who dared to make an attempt on the Fuehrer's life, several critics said even those modest hopes were disappointed.

"Cruise forms the flat, expressionless centre of the film around which the input of the remaining cast and crew fades away like a spectre -- and it is not the fault of the eye patch that the wounded Stauffenberg wears," the chief critic of Berlin's daily Tagesspiegel, Jan Schulz-Ojala, wrote.

"The efforts of the other actors seem well-nigh grotesque next to the stony-faced acting of the film's star."

...........http://nz.entertainment.yahoo.com/090119/8/abq9.html
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« Reply #19 on: February 05, 2009, 05:34:48 PM »

'Valkyrie' Classroom Material Slammed for Omitting Scientology

A German foundation has produced teaching material based on the film "Valkyrie" to stimulate discussion on civil courage. But the booklet has been criticized for failing to mention Tom Cruise's role as a prominent Scientologist.

German foundation Stiftung Lesen wanted to encourage school children to think about civil courage based on the example of Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, who tried to assassinate Adolf Hitler. But the teaching material they produced to accompany the new film "Valkyrie," which tells the story of the failed 1944 plot, has attracted criticism for failing to mention star Tom Cruise's role as a prominent representative of the controversial Church of Scientology.

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Tom Cruise's role as a Scientologist has sparked controversy in Germany.

Klaus Staeck, president of the Academy of the Arts in Berlin told the Wednesday edition of the Berliner Zeitung it was "a great scandal not to mention in the school materials that Tom Cruise is a central figure in promoting a totalitarian sect."

A spokesman for the Confederation of German Trade Unions (DGB), which is a member of the foundation's board, told the newspaper that the materials raise the question of whether Tom Cruise's presence in the film "should not be an opportunity to discuss the authoritarian Scientology sect, and to talk about the civil courage of those who were brave enough to leave the sect."

The foundation said Scientology was outside the scope of the material. "The discussion about Cruise and Scientology is a complex one, which cannot be dealt with just in passing," Stiftung Lesen said in a statement justifying its decision not to include Cruise's relationship to Scientology in the booklet. The foundation, which said the movie was ideal for "getting young people more interested in German history," said that trying to combine a discussion of Cruise's personal life with Stauffenberg's role "would run the risk of watering down the real subject of the material, namely the significance of the historical figure of Stauffenberg and his acts."

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Stiftung Lesen is a foundation that promotes reading and counts German President Horst K?hler as its patron. The foundation, which regularly produces classroom materials with film companies, printed 135,000 copies of the 22-page booklet, which includes scenes from "Valkyrie" and has ideas for classroom activities on the subject of democracy and civil courage based on the example of Stauffenberg. The project was supported by Twentieth Century Fox of Germany, which is the film's German distributor.

Scientology is highly controversial in Germany, where it's considered a business rather than a church and is monitored by domestic intelligence agencies. Cruise's role as a Scientologist was repeatedly discussed in the German press while the filmmakers shot "Valkyrie" in Berlin. Stauffenberg's son Berthold Schenk von Stauffenberg said in a 2007 interview that he didn't "like the fact that an avowed Scientologist is playing my father." The film has also sparked a debate in Germany over whether Stauffenberg should be honored as a hero, given his nationalist sympathies.


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« Reply #20 on: March 04, 2009, 06:13:16 PM »

                 Cruise 'misses the plot' in Nazi film


Tom Cruise's film about a plot to kill Adolf Hitler is simplistic and misleading, overstating the Hollywood star's character in real historical events, a Kiwi academic says.

Valkyrie, playing now in New Zealand cinemas, details a failed attempt to blow up Hitler during World War II. The July 1944 bombing was carried out by Claus von Stauffenberg, a top-ranking German army officer.

Waikato University senior German lecturer Norman Franke said Valkyrie dealt simplistically with the motives behind the plot - and shed no light on atrocities committed by the Nazis.

"You get the impression it's just the hero Tom Cruise taking on the whole regime. If you don't know much about the historical background you would almost wonder why he was doing it."

Von Stauffenberg and his brother belonged to a group of artists called Georgekreis, from which many members of the German resistance sprang - another point missed by the film, Dr Franke said.

"Valkyrie doesn't deal with the complex background of the plot such as the group, the influence of poetry, the fact that church leaders and socialists were involved, or the fact they were in constant danger and were always spied on."

Dr Franke said Hitler was targeted in 15 separate attempts to kill him over 12 years.

The film also missed a Kiwi connection to events - Jewish poet Karl Wolfskehl, who had eventually died in exile in New Zealand, he said.

Wolfskehl's anti-Nazi poem Lebenslied inspired some of the plotters to oppose Hitler and carry out the assassination attempt.
           
Dr Franke said there were some positive aspects about the blockbuster movie, which has so far grossed more than $150 million worldwide.

"It's not a total disaster. It is good this movie was made, and it's important to make history accessible to the wider public but over-simplification and over-mystification do not do justice to the men and women who opposed Hitler."

The film has been controversial in Germany, for the subject matter and for Cruise's links to the Scientology movement.

German-born Dr Franke said one of his grandfathers was a member of the Nazi party and the other resisted them.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/1997325/Cruise-misses-the-plot-in-Nazi-film/
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« Reply #21 on: April 06, 2009, 01:26:54 AM »

TOM CRUISE hopes to pull off his own Hollywood Mission Impossible by remaking the classic 1969 Western Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, starring himself and close friend John Travolta.

Cruise got the blessing of Paul Newman, who played Cassidy in the original opposite Robert Redford?s Sundance, just months before the film star succumbed to lung cancer last September, an associate revealed.

He intends to produce the remake through United Artists, the ?golden era? studio he jointly owns after helping resurrect it as an MGM subsidiary in 2006.

Cruise, 46, wants to cast himself as Redford?s Sundance, a performance friends say ranks among his cinema favourites, while Travolta, 55, will follow in Newman?s footsteps as Cassidy. The iconic tale of two lovable Wild West bank robbers charmed a generation and garnered four Oscars.

According to a senior executive, Cruise is already interviewing screenwriters capable of recapturing the essence of the original, which took $103million (?70million) at the box office, an almost unheard-of figure 40 years ago.

?It has been a pet project of his that has been on the back-burner for years,? said the executive. ?But now he?s ready to go, and will most likely happily eschew the enormous salary that he normally commands.?

Cruise has banked fees of $25million (?17million) for movies including Minority Report and The Last Samurai but trebled that figure for the last two films in his Mission: Impossible franchise. He earned in excess of $70million (?47million) for each in a deal that gave him a percentage of their enormous profits.

?Butch and Sundance is a labour of love for Tom,? said a source close to the star...
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« Reply #22 on: April 06, 2009, 02:55:07 AM »

whhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaattttttttt butch cassidy and the sundance kid is a wicked movie and given the time it was set in hasnt really dated all to much in my opinion. why the hell would you want to remake it? really hope they dont butcher it.
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« Reply #23 on: April 08, 2009, 03:13:04 AM »

A highly potent strain of medical marijuana is being marketed as "Tom Cruise Purple" by licensed cannabis clubs in Northern California.

News reports claim that cannabis clubs are selling vials of the pot emblazoned with Cruise laughing hysterically.

The Scientology poster boy is considering suing over his image being used to promote marijuana, "of all things". Cruise, along with his fellow Scientologist disciples, is staunchly opposed to psychotropic drugs.

The NY daily news.com reports that staff members they contacted at various California clubs were forbidden to discuss any of the herbal varieties in their "inventory".

However, one weed devotee they interviewed had this to say: "I heard it's the kind of pot that makes you hallucinate."



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« Reply #24 on: April 30, 2009, 08:23:24 AM »

                 Tom Cruise Demands Katie Holmes Quit “Filthy Habit”

Atlanta, GA 4/28/2009 04:03 PM GMT (TransWorldNews)

 

Tom Cruise has reportedly demanded wife Katie Holmes stop her “filthy” smoking habit. Sources say the actor was furious when he learned Holmes started smoking again.

“Tom leads a very disciplined life and happily encouraged Katie to follow Scientology and purification detoxes,” says a source. “He’s livid she’s started smoking again is doing everything he can to put pressure on her to quit what he calls a filthy habit.”

Meanwhile, the couple is rumored to be at odds over expanding their family. Holmes allegedly wants to wait to have a second child while Cruise reportedly wants another this year. Holmes and Curies are already parents to 3-year-old Suri. The actor also has two adopted children with ex-wife Nicole Kidman.

http://www.transworldnews.com/NewsStory.aspx?id=85909&cat=2
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« Reply #25 on: May 12, 2009, 04:31:49 PM »

 TomKat welcome with open arms, say Sydney Scientologists


Submitted by Kiran Pahwa on Mon, 05/11/2009 - 06:31.

   
TomKat welcome with open arms, say Sydney ScientologistsMelbourne, May 11 : The Australian arm of the Church of Scientology are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Katie Holmes, and her husband Tom Cruise to welcome the devotees "with open arms".

The actress is expected to jet into the country for the filming of her upcoming flick Don''t Be Afraid of the Dark, and her better half and three-year-old daughter Suri may also accompany her.

The controversial religious organization is looking forward to welcome the celebrity couple, known for their strong belief in Scientology.

"Of course the church would never be told of their movements, but if they did come we would welcome them with open arms," the Daily Telegraph quoted Aussie spokeswoman Vicky Dunstan as saying.

"Tom has had an association with the Australian branch of Scientology before and if he was to move to Sydney or Melbourne we would love to have him," she added. (ANI)

http://www.topnews.in/tomkat-welcome-open-arms-say-sydney-scientologists-2164954

And don`t forget when Tom was here in New Zealand he donated
0.00000000000000000000000000000000001 % of his income to NarCOnon.

Hope he doesn`t asked to see what the locals did with the one thousand dollars.
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« Reply #26 on: June 16, 2009, 03:22:39 PM »

                          Woman`s Day  16th June 2009.

Just saw the latest issue of Woman`s day in the supermarket.
"Tom and Kate to seperate "

The article which is visible in every dairy, supermarket, bookstore
and gas station all over the country, says Kate has had enough
and lays the blame squarely on Tom`s weird cult.

Regardless of the merits of the magazine`s claims, it still warns
the general public that Scientology is causing problems in a troubled world.
Not solving them.

If Kate does escape from the cult, she will be blackmailed against speaking out, as was Nicole Kidman.

If you are a Scientologist reading this.
Please take a few weeks off from the cult and re evaluate its actual benefits
to your life, as opposed to its pie in the sky promises.

And ask yourself this...
If Scientology can guarantee to make you into an ethical, all powerful. all knowing being why can`t they make you OT on credit. Their guarantee
should be 100% proof that they`ll get their money.
Get your question answered.
"If scientology can make me into what it claims... Why can`t I do the bridge on credit ??????"


 


 



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« Reply #27 on: June 27, 2009, 11:42:08 PM »


 An online poll.

 In the wake of Michael Jackson's passing, who is America's leading whack job?

   Tom Cruise -- Scientology strange.
   Gary Busey -- Metaphysical madness.
   Joaquin Phoenix -- Put-on peculiarity.
   Phil Spector -- Criminal crazy.

Cast your vote here and see the surprising results

http://www.asylum.com/2009/06/26/post-michael-jackson-who-is-americas-weirdest-man/
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« Reply #28 on: July 03, 2009, 05:50:33 PM »

                       Tom Cruise takes Suri to the zoo to see kangaroo


Tom has arrived in Melbourne.

The local cult gets a mention...

http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/story/0,28383,25726761-7485,00.html
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« Reply #29 on: July 05, 2009, 07:10:33 PM »

            Film crew signs 'no questions' TomKat Scientology contracts


KATIE Holmes is about to start filming her new movie, Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark, but some questions from the crew will not be allowed.

The Batman Begins actor will begin filming on the closed Docklands set this week, as she, husband Tom Cruise and daughter Suri continue to explore Melbourne's sights and stores.

One film source from the set said that each crew member had signed agreements saying they would not ask the superstar about her religion, Scientology.

The couple, who have braved chilly weather to explore the city and have happily chatted to locals, are notoriously private when it comes to questions or discussions about their religion.

Holmes has never publicly addressed converting to Scientology since she started dating Cruise in early 2005.

The famous family was entertained late on Friday night for Cruise's 47th birthday celebration by singer Kate Ceberano, a fellow Scientologist who has known the couple for years.

Good friend and Crown casino owner James Packer also attended.

Cruise and Holmes are staying at the luxury Crown penthouse after searching Melbourne for appropriate accommodation, including some Toorak mansions.

Crown staff remain tight-lipped about the exact details of the star couple's stay, most likely at the direction of Packer, who has taken a personal interest in their time in Australia.

But Holmes and Cruise have taken advantage of some of Crown's shops, with Burberry reportedly closing its doors during the week to let Holmes go on a shopping spree.

Reports suggested the actor spent $50,000 on an alligator skin handbag, as part of an $85,000 bill, but staff would not discuss any details.

However, a spokesperson did confirm the store does stock an alligator skin handbag worth $50,000 - a favourite with wealthy VIP customers - which is locked away in a private safe.

Cruise was a vocal supporter in the Crown box at the Collingwood-Essendon game at the MCG on Friday night before his party, while his wife appeared less interested in what would be a foreign game.

The Valkyrie actor is no stranger to football - while married to Nicole Kidman in the 1990s, he went to see the Sydney Swans.

It is believed Cruise will not be in Melbourne for the entirety of his wife's movie shoot.

SCIENTOLOGY:

Scientology is a controversial religion based on the theories of science fiction author L. Ron Hubbard.

The church claims Earth is a prison planet, home to the souls of millions of inter-galactic beings murdered by an evil alien overlord named Xenu.

French and German governments have begun actions to ban Scientology.

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,25734057-2862,00.html

"The biggest overt one could commit is to fail to disseminate Scientology."

May not be an exact quote. But Hubbard definitely wrote that message.



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