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Atlanta Mayor Applauds Narconon?
« on: June 14, 2010, 18:41 »
One never knows how accurate these endorsements are. This one is found on the local Narconon site
 
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  I applaud Narconon for its extraordinary willingness to treat individuals with substance abuse problems.
    -Kasim Reed Mayor Atlanta

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Re: Atlanta Mayor Applauds Narconon?
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2010, 11:49 »
One never knows how accurate these endorsements are. This one is found on the local Narconon site
 
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  I applaud Narconon for its extraordinary willingness to treat individuals with substance abuse problems.
    -Kasim Reed Mayor Atlanta

 Link please. ;)

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Re: Atlanta Mayor Applauds Narconon?
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2010, 13:09 »
If true, we need to prepare the Major an info packet.
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Re: Atlanta Mayor Applauds Narconon?
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2010, 13:14 »
One never knows how accurate these endorsements are. This one is found on the local Narconon site
 
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  I applaud Narconon for its extraordinary willingness to treat individuals with substance abuse problems.
    -Kasim Reed Mayor Atlanta

 Link please. ;)

http://www.drugsno.com/

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If true, we need to prepare the Major an info packet.

I believe we have one of those available right here:

http://www.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/Narconon.php
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Re: Atlanta Mayor Applauds Narconon?
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2010, 13:57 »
One never knows how accurate these endorsements are. This one is found on the local Narconon site
 
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  I applaud Narconon for its extraordinary willingness to treat individuals with substance abuse problems.
    -Kasim Reed Mayor Atlanta

 Link please. ;)

http://www.drugsno.com/

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If true, we need to prepare the Major an info packet.

I believe we have one of those available right here:

http://www.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/Narconon.php

 Pertinent information.

http://www.atlantaga.gov/Mayor/Default.aspx

Kasim Reed
Mayor
City of Atlanta
55 Trinity Avenue
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Tel:  404.330.6100
Fax: 404.658.6893
mayorreed@atlantaga.gov


 I will send a snail mail copy of the RFTTP drafted material to Mr.Reed. I would suggest others do the same. Please include the "quote" and link to the NarCONon site in your snail mail info pack.

 

 




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Re: Atlanta Mayor Applauds Narconon?
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2010, 20:02 »
Please include the "quote" and link to the NarCONon site in your snail mail info pack.

^^^ This.

If he never said it, he will be furious a cult is using him as a sales shill for their front group. If he did say it, it can't hurt to let him know what he's endorsing and why he is playing with fire.

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Re: Atlanta Mayor Applauds Narconon?
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2010, 17:42 »
Narconon of GA site (http://www.drugsno.com/) now lists United Way, Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce and The National Association of Forensic Counselors on their site.

When you hover over the images the word "support" appears.

Only the images appear without a formal statement of support. Does Narconon of GA support these organizations or vice versa?

I did not see them as a member of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce:
http://www.gwinnettchamber.org/Home.home0.0.html

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Re: Atlanta Mayor Applauds Narconon?
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2010, 23:00 »
Sounds like more infopacks need to get printed out and sent. Same old file OK, or has it been updated recently (to reflect info from Australia and New Zealand or whatever)?
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Re: Atlanta Mayor Applauds Narconon?
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2010, 00:26 »
Narconon of GA site (http://www.drugsno.com/) now lists United Way, Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce and The National Association of Forensic Counselors on their site.

When you hover over the images the word "support" appears.

Only the images appear without a formal statement of support. Does Narconon of GA support these organizations or vice versa?

I did not see them as a member of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce:
http://www.gwinnettchamber.org/Home.home0.0.html

No, I also don't see them listed as a member in the Drug Abuse & Addiction - Information & Treatment category, nor in the Organizations - Non-Profit category.

I don't see a SCAM category.

I do, however, see information about the use of their logo: http://www.gwinnettchamber.org/Chamber-Logo.logo.0.html
It says:
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The Chamber's logo is protected by copyright law and is being made available to current Chamber Members as well as members of the media.

http://www.gwinnettchamber.org/Contact-Us-Directions.contactus.0.html
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Contact Us By Phone
Call us during business hours 8:30 am-5:00 pm
770-232-3000

United Way of Atlanta - they are not supporting, they are asking for United Way Volunteers to help them!
http://211online.unitedwayatlanta.org/MatchList.aspx?k;;0;;N;0;515386;Designated%20Driver%20Volunteer%20Opportunities

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Narconon of Georgia
Gwinnett
5688 Peachtree Pkwy. Ste. B1
Norcross, GA 30092view map
(770) 379-0208 Main Client Number
(877) 413-3073 Toll Free Line
(770) 395-9431 Fax
http://www.drugsno.com
more info: Give Help
Description:This is a highly successful outpatient drug and alcohol detoxification program. The program includes physical detoxification, life skills education, and the study of substance abuse on the body. In addition, drug and alcohol education, specialized information and referrals, and drug and alcohol awareness programs are offered.
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These agencies are intended as referrals only. We do not license, endorse or recommend any provider.
This information is maintained and distributed by United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta.

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Any licensed Mental Health clinician, i.e., nurse, psychiatrist, psychologist, social worker, professional counselor, addictions counselor is eligible as well as domestic violence and sexual abuse counselors.

Any correctional officer or employee, law enforcement personnel, jail/detention personnel, or probation/parole agent, is also eligible and may apply. The NAFC and ACCFC recommend that candidates have at least two years experience in working with offenders or ex-offenders prior to sitting for the certification examination.

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Certification is renewed annually on the member’s anniversary date. Renewal cost is $125.00 annually, and requires 20 (twenty) CEU's per year. Two year renewals are available.
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Re: Atlanta Mayor Applauds Narconon?
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2010, 22:48 »
Sounds like more infopacks need to get printed out and sent. Same old file OK, or has it been updated recently (to reflect info from Australia and New Zealand or whatever)?

Good idea. I had suggested adding the second chance wiki info to this. Any other suggestions?

http://www.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/Narconon.php
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Chance_Program
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Re: Atlanta Mayor Applauds Narconon?
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2010, 06:37 »
Pertinent from ODIT Universal News blog:
Scientology Hijacks US State Seal
April 19, 2010

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Our super sleuths over at WWP  and OCMB have noticed the corporation of Scientology is using the US Great Seal in their photo op's, creating an impression that it is somehow approved by or represents the state.

From the pages of a Scientology front group trade magazines, IAS's Impact, at the opening ceremony for their Washington DC building, we see blatant use of a seal similar to the US's State Department.

And our sleuths have also looked up the state department's stance on copycats:

"...This is a criminal statute with penal provisions, prohibiting certain uses of the Great Seal that would convey or reasonably be calculated to convey a false impression of sponsorship or approval by the Government of the United States or any department, agency, or instrumentality thereof..."

http://offdainnertube.blogspot.com/2010/04/scientology-hijacks-us-state-seal-pics.html
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