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« on: September 23, 2009, 08:15:17 AM »

Spend some time here at Mark Bunker`s blog.

It`s really worth it.

http://www.xenutv.com/blog/
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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2009, 12:44:06 AM »

            An actor auditions far a part as a psychiatrist
                      at a cult acting as a church


From Wise beard man`s site.. (above.)


I got an e-mail from an actor who auditioned for a Scientology video project.   A lot of actors get suckered in the same way.

Hello everyone!

My name is Scott Gregory. I’m a brand new actor, new to the entertainment industry, new to Hollywood, etc. I had just gotten my profile up on LA Casting and was thrilled to see that I had roles that fit my profile.

I am a retired physician, and I saw this great opportunity for a physician to play a psychiatrist administering meds to a patient. I figured, thats for me!

I submitted my LA Casting profile to them and was really shocked and surprised when they called me Personally and said I’d be perfect for the role. I was really excited!

So they give me the date and time. They told me to come to the”Celebrity Center International”. Wow! This sounds really good, I thought.

When I arrived, I noticed that the building also said Scientology on it. Since I wasn’t born yesterday (actually, many yesterdays!) I became suspicious, but at that point I was just really excited to have an audition. So I went in.

Once inside they again gave me all kinds of props, ya know, wow, great headshot, you’ve got a great look etc,etc. They made me feel real good about everything.

Then, before I could go into the “audition”, they hand me this form that required to sign my name in agreement with scientology religious beliefs.

Well at that point I knew I’d been sucked into a scam. I was just completely, I don’t know, I felt stupid, embarrassed, and REALLY disappointed. Moreover, I had driven 120 miles for this scam (I live in Riverside county), I had put a lot of wear and tear on my little tired out car (I may be a doctor but I drive a Toyota Yaris – great little car). I had wasted 2 hrs and 40 minutes of time I could have spent with my family, I had blocked out a chunk of time I could’ve used to pursue other valid roles. I guess you could say I was pretty damn mad, too!

Anyway, I wanted to get this out so that other actors won’t get fooled too.
Thanks for e-listening!

Scott

The form Scott was supposed to sign also said actors would not be hired if they were on psych drugs.   Hmm, is that even legal?  Anyone have a copy of these forms?  Anyone know the law regarding employment and medications?

But there’s more.  Scott sent an email to the casting director of the project:

From: scott gregory
Sent: Sunday, September 20, 2009 11

Hello Valerie and Marie,

I just recently got back from my 2 hr and 40 minute round-trip drive from Riverside to the Scientology “Celebrity Center International” for an audition. I went there under the impression that I would be auditioning for the part of a “Psychiatrist/doctor” in a “documentary on the psychotropic drug industry”.

There was no mention by either of you, in the breakdowns on LA Casting, on my phone text message, in the audition notice from LA Casting, or anywhere else, that there was a religious agenda, or an association with Scientology (which would have most decidedly steered me clear of your post) regarding this audition.

When I arrived, only then was I notified that the project was a religious propaganda piece, and that if I did not sign my name in agreement with the religious beliefs therein, I could not work on the project.

I happen to be a Family Practice physician, dear ladies, who over a period of 13 yrs has saved many many peoples lives through the educated, prudent use of certain psychiatric medicines. Because of this practice and belief, and only because of this practice and belief, I was denied opportunity for employment.

Now, … I blocked out an entire block of time that could have been used pursuing other potential roles. I wasted 2 hrs and 40 minutes of my personal time that I could have spent with my family. I put 120 miles of wear and tear on my little tired out car. And I used 4.8 gals of gasoline. All based on your misleading pretense.

As a new actor, I am disgusted by your sleazy display of self-serving, self-righteous actor abuse. It disgusts me personally because I am a hard working conscientious person who has been taken advantage of.

I do, however, possess some amount of personal where-with-all, as well as education within the field of psychiatry. I will not be fearful of voicing my disgust as an actor. As a physician and patient advocate, I will be looking closely at your “recreations” in your “documentary” regarding the use of medicines. And I may not be well informed of the legal ramifications of denying paid work to actors based on religious beliefs, but I will be looking into it.

Simply out of professional decorum will I allow you a chance to explain/respond. If I do not get an explanation then I will be notifying the unions, LA Casting, my coaches, all of my colleagues, and anyone else of Golden Era Production sleaze.

Terrible business Golden Era Productions. Terribly sleazy business.

P.S. Ya pissed off the wrong starving actor

And the casting directors responded:

From: Marie Bystrom
Subject: RE: Golden Era Productions
To: “scott gregory”
Date: Monday, September 21, 2009, 2:09 AM

Dear Scott,

I had no idea and am truly sorry that you are a Family Practice physician who uses psychiatric drugs. Just as you didn’t know I was a Scientologist, I still don’t know what your religion is?

You submitted yourself on LA Casting for The Way To Happiness Film. The book The Way to Happiness is written by L. Ron Hubbard (who is the founder of Scientology) and that information is on LA Casting and I assumed you read it when you submitted yourself to the project. If I would have known you happen to be a Family Practice physician, who over a period of 13 yrs used psychiatric drugs and prescribed them to innocent people, I would have never selected you as a Casting Director. But there was no mention of this by you anywhere.

Marie Bystrom

Scott disputes some of what Marie said. The project was listed as “Documentary on psychotropic drug industry” project, which mentions nothing at all about Hubbard or Scientology. And his education and employment history are clearly stated on his resume and LA Casting profile.  Valerie sent her own response:

Subject: Golden Era Productions

The project you came in for an audition today is for The Citizens Commission on Human Rights, which is not Scientology. The film production company, Golden Era Productions and myself, are Scientologists who are producing the film on Psychotropic Drugs for CCHR. Please visit www.cchr.org for more information. We also produced a Documentary for CCHR in 2006 called “PSYCHIATRY – AN INDUSTRY OF DEATH” that you should view. I am glad you will be looking closely to our properties and I have given you a direct line to them. This property is NOT a religious propaganda piece and no where in any document do we ever ask agreement to our religious beliefs. There is a difference between facts and beliefs.

To answer you question on the “recreations in your documentary”, the Citizens Commission on Human Rights have obtained documents stating facts and figures Insert: they are not returning my emails requesting a copy of these documents about psychotropic drug abuse. Instead of having a black screen with the papers shown, we are doing a symbolic shot with a generic doctor giving a prescription to a child, while a fact of drugging children is read from the page or (what the film industry calls an insert shot) where a persons hand has some generic pills in it and lifts the hand up to “take the drugs”. That is what we are shooting in this film. That is going to be a very small portion of the coverage that will be shown in this film. The rest of the coverage is actual real footage that was obtained by The Citizens Commission on Human Rights. I will be happy to send you a copy of the Film once completed!

Every single actor that does an audition, signs a Pre-Employment Form, which is what you are talking about below and why you left our premise before I even saw you. You must have only been here for a minute. That form is in no way asking agreement with our religious beliefs. The Pre-Employment Form is simply to make sure our actors are not on drugs or drug dealer, as drugs are clinically proven harmful. Just like the NFL will not employ athletes who take certain drugs, just like the Police Department and Fire Department do not hire people who do drugs or deal drugs, neither do we. This has nothing to do with our religious beliefs.

Again, please visit www.cchr.org and look closely!

Valerie Light, Casting Director Golden Era Productions

And Scott responded to them both:

Hello Valerie and Marie,

Thanks for your reply.

I, too, am very sorry for being exposed to your fanatic views.

Look, religious beliefs aside, the fact that neither of you made any attempt to inform me of the very exclusive pre-employment terms for an audition that you sent me to is simply unprofessional.

Sophisticated business people don’t do that.

LA Casting and hard working actors that are earnestly looking for valid work have every right to know about your agenda.

The fact that you use Golden era productions to misinform people about potentially life saving medicines is at BEST reprehensible.

Congratulations, ladies, instead of recruiting an informed expert, you have gained yourselves an adamant opponent of golden era productions and your church.

Post Script. After having discussed this with some of my more experienced actor friends, I guess its pretty well known that your “production” company is just a sleazy cover for scientology recruitment. That’s Hollywood, so say they. Again, my naivite.

In response to Bud in the comments below, it’s true.  I don’t know Scott Gregory.  I haven’t seen the documents and can’t vouch for what they say.   I doubt very much they would say you have to be in agreement with Scientology’s religious beliefs to be hired — although most struggling actors would sign anything to get a job.   I asked if anyone had such a form.  I’d be happy to post it.  I think it unlikely Scientology would send it to me.

In the meantime, what is on the L.A. Casting website is a call for a patient in the same propaganda video. 

Notice the first ad clearly states they are hiring for a Scientology commercial.  The ad for the psych video makes no mention of Scientology.  Both pay a shamefully pitiful $50 – $60.  You might as well just join the Sea Org at those rates.  Other listings from non-Scientology productions are paying considerably more.

And as for the claim that actors won’t be hired if they use psych drugs, well, that has already been seen in other ads from Scientology businesses.   The Suddenly Slimmer spa in San Diego had this on their website:

“Here at SS we try to get our clients to be as healthy as possible, so we try to get them off ANY types of medication (the body CAN heal itself) that includes psychotropic drugs-anti-depressants. Also I cannot hire anyone who is on these types of meds. (I have alot of documentation on how these drugs harm the body/mind).”



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« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2009, 07:05:17 AM »

God, what sleeze balls!!!  Using deception to get people in the door because they know people would run a mile if they knew it was Scientology.  Thing is is that's how they operate.  When they've got their bullshit stress test stands out they don't have scientology on them anywhere.  When they body route they don't say it's the Church of Scientology.  That's a point, I haven't noticed any body routers around any Scientology org's for a long time.
Wonder how scientologist's feel about Lisa McPherson or if they even know about her.  They are quick to point the finger at the psychs about abuse yet there's the Lisa McPherson situation that they have covered up and lied about.
What a bunch of brainwashed wankers! 
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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2009, 07:59:17 AM »

      Google and Twitter Slow To Take Down Slanderous Impersonation of WBM



Last week, Mark Bunker reminded us that over the summer, some scumbag had hijacked his identity and in his name was spewing anti-Islamic hate over a Twitter account and a Blogger website.

We were shocked to hear that the identity theft was still going on. Back when he'd first told us about it in July, we figured it would only take a few e-mails from Bunker to Twitter and Blogger (which is owned by Google) to take down the offending accounts.

But no. Months later, some coward was still operating both accounts, trying to make it look like Bunker was an anti-Islamic hatemonger. Bunker's attempts to get Twitter and Blogger's attention had gone nowhere.

We've known and written about Mark Bunker for years and years. Early in 2008, the anti-Scientology Anonymous movement dubbed Bunker "Wise Beard Man" when he posted a video counseling the reckless channers to stop punking Scientology and adopt classic non-violent protest to help publicize Scientology's unethical ways.

Bunker's words had a surprisingly strong (if temporary) effect, and he continues to be the model of a calm, ethical critic of L. Ron Hubbard's wacky cabal.

But someone doesn't see it that way. In July, a Twitter account (@MarkBunker) and website (markbunker.blogspot.com) both showed up, and each began spewing hate against Islam.

Clearly, someone who doesn't like Mark Bunker decided to smear him with the amateurish, hate-filled accounts.

Bunker immediately notified both Blogger and Twitter that he was being impersonated. From Twitter, he received a couple of automated responses telling him that the matter was being looked into. From Blogger, he heard nothing -- even though he'd carefully followed Blogger's own detailed instructions about how to report such an incident, which included sending in an image of his drivers license to prove that he was the real Mark Bunker.

Months later, the anti-Islamic hate was still showing up under Bunker's name.

On Thursday afternoon, we sent e-mails to the public relations departments of both Google -- which owns Blogger -- and Twitter.

The next morning, Google called.

The offending website had been taken down overnight.

"We took it down because it violated our terms of use," said Google spokeswoman Victoria Katsarou. "Blogger believes in freedom of speech, but we don't allow material that promotes hatred," she said.

Katsarou explained that Blogger/Google has a flagging system that allows users to report inappropriate material. A Google team then reviews those flags and closes accounts when it's appropriate. "This system of community flagging works surprisingly well," Katsarou added.

That's all well and good (if a bit Orwellian), but this wasn't simply a case of hate speech. This was a case of impersonation.

Katsarou said that the site was taken down for its content, not for its impersonation of Bunker because, according to Google's records, Bunker never submitted the proper forms.

Bunker sent us records to indicate he did submit the proper forms, and in a timely fashion, but all's well that ends well, we suppose.

Google can claim that its flagging system worked, but we wonder if the Voice's e-mail on Thursday night didn't, um, speed things up a bit.

Twitter, on the other hand, hasn't so much as acknowledged the Voice's inquiry, let alone respond with a call.

On Friday, however, it also took action by suspending the fake @MarkBunker account. There was no explanation to us, but a brief e-mail to Bunker, acknowledging that his complaints had resulted in action.

Bunker responded by asking if Twitter would help him figure out who had impersonated him, but Twitter wrote him back that it would be impossible.

Google told us the same thing. "For privacy reasons, I don't think that's possible," Katsarou told us when we asked if Google would give us information about who had hijacked Bunker's identity and used it spew hate speech.

Anonymous geeks think they've ID'd the culprit as a second-generation Scientologist in New Mexico. But until we see more evidence, we'll remain skeptical. (Bunker has his own doubts, as well.)

Despite several months of impersonation, Bunker says his good reputation as a Hubbard critic is still intact. "He just wanted to make it look like I hated all religions, and that I was an extremist with a lot of hate," Bunker says. Instead, many people immediately pointed out to Bunker that he was being impersonated -- people who know him and realized that he'd never be behind such a hate-filled enterprise. "There were a few people caught by surprise by the tweets," he admits. But overall, the attempt to smear him was a total bust.

Bunker is mostly surprised that Twitter responded so slowly when they've been trying to get publicity recently for their supposed beefing up of policing impersonators. When it came to an actual case, however, the company was slow to react.


http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/archives/2009/10/google_and_twit.php
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« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2010, 04:46:53 PM »

Get ready to smile..

http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?t=16438
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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2010, 02:48:35 PM »

           Wise Beard Man

The mad picket on DVD...

http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?t=16881
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« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2010, 11:12:44 PM »

New video hosted on Xenu TV..

http://www.xenutv.com/blog/?p=4620
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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2010, 01:30:06 PM »

                       Seattle’s Q13 Takes on Scientology

August 14, 2010 by XENU TV 
Filed under Latest News, U.S. Broadcasts



http://www.xenutv.com/blog/?p=4971
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« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2010, 10:44:29 AM »

               Scientology Documentary
Exposing Scientology Fraud and Abuse

New project by Wise Beard Man


http://www.indiegogo.com/XENU-TV?i=fcbk
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« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2010, 10:42:13 PM »

        Genuinely happy people.

  You won`t see scenes like this at any Scio party.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dyuG30tACY
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« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2010, 12:44:02 PM »

     Wise Beard man raids with Irish Anons

http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?t=20321
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« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2010, 07:03:00 PM »

Wise beard man coming to you live from Gold base...
             

  Fund a Feature Documentary on Scientology - Phase Two

Lame ass security in the guard shack using a laser to try to disrupt filming. Major fail.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEOtn9c2NWo
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« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2010, 06:22:57 PM »

   WBM talks about his big screen movie...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtK74Ef--V0
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« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2011, 06:09:09 PM »

         Scientology: Feb. 8, 2011 Ordinance 884

Wise Beard man speaks at Riverside County.

Scientologists would kill this guy if they could.

I want you to ask yourself what sort of an organization could see this guy
as an enemy to mankind.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIpJBmBAc_g&feature=player_embedded#at=258


 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00U195NB6q4&feature=player_embedded

See the whole meeting here...

http://www.xenutv.com/blog/?p=5122


Jeff Stones changing story

http://www.xenutv.com/blog/?p=1567
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« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2011, 11:09:50 PM »

Update on Wise Beard Man`s movie..

Here let him tell you about it.

http://www.indiegogo.com/KnowledgeReport
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