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Offline ethercat

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If Hubbard were alive now...
« on: February 22, 2010, 21:58 »
Do you think he would still create a "religion", or would he just scam people online?  Or would he do something else?

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Re: If Hubbard were alive now...
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2010, 01:37 »
As the old joke goes, he'd be clawing at the lid of his casket.

Except he was cremated, IIRC, to thwart any more drugs being found in his system (other than the Vistaril), so he spoils my joke.

He's probably be like that Video Professor guy, who automatically signs you up for $300 worth of DVD classes if you are foolish enough to express interest in learning "How To eBay" or whatever. People have had a hell of a time getting their money back.

He'd probably try whatever flavour of the month happened to be in the "motivational speaker" department. If self-actualization speakers were raking in the dough, that'd be his bag. If selling prayer hankies to the credulous was a bigger goldmine, then he'd be selling those. The tax exempt status thing would probably be too juicy to resist.
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Re: If Hubbard were alive now...
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2010, 21:41 »
LOL! 
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Re: If Hubbard were alive now...
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2010, 10:07 »
He's probably be like that Video Professor guy, who automatically signs you up for $300 worth of DVD classes if you are foolish enough to express interest in learning "How To eBay" or whatever. People have had a hell of a time getting their money back.

He'd probably try whatever flavour of the month happened to be in the "motivational speaker" department. If self-actualization speakers were raking in the dough, that'd be his bag. If selling prayer hankies to the credulous was a bigger goldmine, then he'd be selling those. The tax exempt status thing would probably be too juicy to resist.

You think he'd go to that much effort, or would he be more likely to do illegal phishing spam through hijacked PCs?  On the one hand, he couldn't exercise his ego and delusions of grandeur, but on the other, it would pretty much be automated and he could just rake in the dough from gullible victims.
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Re: If Hubbard were alive now...
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2010, 16:26 »
He would have an angle. That's for sure. Scamming online sounds about right.
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Re: If Hubbard were alive now...
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2010, 03:27 »
Maybe a 419 scam, without the "shoe on head" LULZ.
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Re: If Hubbard were alive now...
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2010, 16:27 »
He maybe would have become one of those 'New Wage hustledorks' (to borrow a line from Cosmic Connie of Whirled Musings) and set up one of those websites about the REAL way to use the Law of Attraction.