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Michigan licensing just dropped Narconon Freedom Center's Residential Detox from their list of programs. Normally it should have been fine until renewal in July.
And now the address changed!

LARA - Narconon Freedom Center - SA0130110: Changed: personAddress from [809 West Erie Street, Albion, MI 49224] to [505 Keefer Drive, Albion, MI 49224]

Oh, I see: Same place, just using a difference entrance as the street address.  ::)

A new 2015 Form 990 too:
(Stats on number of clients, program hours on p.2)
Confirmation of the 2009 FBI trafficking probe of Scientology that the church denied - The Underground Bunker - Tony Ortega

Melissa Cronin over at RadarOnline dropped a bomb this morning that she let us in on recently: The FBI had complied with her request for documents related to its 2009/2010 human trafficking investigation of the Church of Scientology.

She tells us that she received a 300-page file pursuant to her request, and she posted a few of the initial pages this morning just to show finally that yes, this investigation did occur, even though the church lied repeatedly, saying that it did not.[/quote

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Tony Ortega provides an important update.

Notorious Tennessee Scientology facility shut down when patients found held against their will - The Underground Bunker - Tony Ortega

We’ve written several articles about a highly questionable mental-health facility that was run by Scientologists in rural Tennessee, and now, the local newspaper in Cannon County there reports that operator Marc Vallieres was charged with two felony counts of facilitation of kidnapping after patients were found being held there against their will. The Cannon Courier also reports that the sheriff has announced that the facilities have been shut down.

We just confirmed with the Cannon County Circuit Court clerk that the Courier story is correct. The clerk told us Vallieres entered a diversion program and was sentenced to state probation for two years. Two other employees, initially charged with false imprisonment, pled to misdemeanors.

“The Cannon County Sheriff’s Department would like to make the general public of this county aware that the Scientology facilities are closed and not operating in Cannon County,” the sheriff stated.

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You won't get any argument from me, Big Beard. I modified the paragraph as follows:

"Applied Scholastics Incorporated is ostensibly a completely separate organization from the Church of Scientology. It is a separately incorporated body with its world headquarters at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, California—as much as my liver is separately incorporated within my abdomen."
As has been pointed out before, Applied Scholastics claim to be 'totally seperate' from $cientology is a lie. They obtained their 501(c)3 status, and were assigned Group Exemption Number 4171, as part of the 1993 Closing Agreement between the IRS and $cientology. If they're going to claim being completely seperate, they need to turn in the GEN, and every Applied Scholastics operation apply for tax exempt status individually.

From the Closing Agreement:

The social benefit and other public benefit entities discussed at pages 1-28 through 1-42 of the June submission along with all subsidiaries, subordinate chapters, subordinate organizations, or sublicensees thereof (e.g., organizations that are permitted to use particular names, copyrights, service marks, and/or technologies) are Scientology-related entities.

 Thus, for example,
 Citizens Commission on Human Rights,
 National Commission on Law Enforcement and Social Justice,
 Scientology Defense Fund Trust,
 Association for the Better Living and Education,
 Applied Scholastics Incorporated,
 Narconon International,
 The Way to Happiness Foundation,
 and the Foundation for Religious Freedom are Scientology-related entities.
 Pages 1-28 through 1-42 are attached as Exhibit VIII-2 to this Agreement.


When the Manistee Planning Commission voted 5-0 on January 7, 2016 to grant a Special Use Permit to Per Wickstrom's TIA Corporation to use 900 Vine Street as a “location for recovery meetings” and “intensive outpatient services”, I'm betting it never imagined the site would become the new home of the Church of Scientology's education front, Applied Scholastics.

But it has, and it's not the only Wickstrom-related site in Michigan promoting L. Ron Hubbard's Study Tech.

And Wickstrom has designs on other Michigan locations and in South Bend, Indiana.

Read all the details and see the exclusive images.
Feel better, BigBeard!
Mary - My apologies. Aside from making me sleepy most of the time, the pain meds they have me on until I get a hip replacement get me a bit fuzzy at times. And somehow I got Gary Richardson (good guy) mixed up with $cientology attorney Gary Soter (not good guy).

Thank you, BigBeard. Apologies accepted. Yes, I can see how easily one could confuse the two names, regardless of medication effects! Its hard to keep up on who is who with all the lawsuits!!

So sorry for your discomfort. I know your pain and  the effect of pain medicines have, particularly those needed as surgery time approaches for lack of any more alternative. Had one of mine done in 2010.  This , too, shall pass for you, hopefully soon

Wishing you the best on your medical issue  :)
I've been meaning to post this. I'm sure the psychologists that received the pamphlet asking for a loyalty oath and $80 thought Hubbard was pretty nutty.

DOX: Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard’s nutty scheme to strong-arm America’s psychologists - The Underground Bunker - Tony Ortega on Scientology

Wow, what a couple of days of reporting we’ve had. Big stuff is coming, but for now we have to keep a lid on it. In the meantime, our old friend Mark “Warrior” Plummer sent over a couple of nice items we thought you’d want to see.

The first item is from 1958, and it’s one of L. Ron Hubbard’s bolder scams. We wrote about it a couple of years ago, but Mark has sent us scans of the full document, a pamphlet put out by Hubbard in Washington D.C., trying to bully the country’s psychologists into signing “loyalty oaths” in order to make them subservient to Scientology. He even claimed that Vice President Richard Nixon supported the plan, which Nixon didn’t like at all. Read our earlier story to hear how Nixon apparently never forgot Hubbard’s attempt to use his name in this wacky scheme.

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Mary - My apologies. Aside from making me sleepy most of the time, the pain meds they have me on until I get a hip replacement get me a bit fuzzy at times. And somehow I got Gary Richardson (good guy) mixed up with $cientology attorney Gary Soter (not good guy).
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