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Speak of the devil.... Look who's on the list

18 Apr 2018
Krebs On Security
A Sobering Look at Fake Online Reviews
https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/04/a-sobering-look-at-fake-online-reviews/
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Scientology - The Hollywood Edition / Re: That was quick!
« Last post by Mary_McConnell on April 19, 2018, 21:44 »
What kind of surprises me is that Tom Cruise is still so beloved by the movie audiences. This was all swept under the rug somehow. Heck, even I go see his movies.


Welcome, Nittis!  As a former long time scientologist and critic of Scientology, I find him to be terribly blind, and heavily indoctrinated, as many exes once were. He is not as beloved as before due to his own actions. However, Hollywood creates images and characters and movie gowers tend to blend them with the in real life people who act. Tom Cruise managed to get some great roles early on in his career, and this resulted in his sustaining a stable position in Hollywood's roster of bankable actors. 

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I also want to copy and paste the "contract" they have you sign upon admission.  I think much is self explanatory.  They have you sign the contract again after you've been in detox a bit and supposedly more clear headed as many enter under the influence.   I signed it again but was still on Ativan and not of sound mind.  The second signing of the contract then includes an addendum.  The contract is very interesting in that the claim addicts are manipulative by nature and the detox portion will determine if the facility is right for you or not, yet that addicts will try to get out of the program as it's a common avoidance technique to problems and it's imperative the addicts family don't take the side of the addict but to contact them about the program so they can be better informed...again this is all designed for monetary purposes.

It would be great if you could post it.  Consider uploading to scribd  http://www.scribd.com and them posting the link

This is my account there
https://www.scribd.com/user/10427819/Mary-McConnell
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Welcome Olive. Here goes a very belated response.

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They are motivated to keep clients in the program for monetary purposes.  With insurance pay folks, they can continue overbilling their insurance companies - see above regarding my roommates discovery.  Also their Refund policy states you're entitled to a refund within the first 10 days of your stay but they will retain $15,000.00.   When I tried to leave after I discovered their Narconon ties and that their current staff went through the Narconon program and then worked for them when operating as Narconon (only 5 staff members went through the "Elevate" program which is really just the same program but different terminology and the addition of their SMART recovery and Mindfulness workbook (Mindfulness is just mediation)   Elevate family counselor, Cassidy Doherty (Narconon graduate and Narcnon Vista Bay, Narconon Redwood Cliffs family liasion and now EAS Family Counselor) informed my family I was spreading lies about the program & was going to try and maniuplate everyone so I could get out of treatment - so when I tried to leave, my family refused to believe me and they were operating as Narconon and the program was pretty much the same so my family said if I left, I would be cut off.   They pray upon family members concerns to keep people there to continue billing.

There are some good resources at narcononreviews.net regarding filing complaints, contacting state agencies and/or health plans when insurance fraud is involved, which would include overbilling.
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Narconon in Michigan / Re: Best Drug Rehabilitation
« Last post by mefree on April 18, 2018, 21:11 »
Thanks, Miss Fortune! Looks like there are a few that need to be added to Narconon Reviews.
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Scientology - The Hollywood Edition / Re: That was quick!
« Last post by mefree on April 18, 2018, 21:08 »
Tom seems to avoid scrutiny by the media.
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Scientology - The Hollywood Edition / Re: That was quick!
« Last post by Nittis on April 18, 2018, 12:53 »
What kind of surprises me is that Tom Cruise is still so beloved by the movie audiences. This was all swept under the rug somehow. Heck, even I go see his movies.
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Narconon in Michigan / Re: Best Drug Rehabilitation
« Last post by Miss Fortune on April 09, 2018, 07:59 »
http://usaddiction.com/treatment-centers/great-lakes-rehabilitation/

It appears that "Great Lakes Treatment Center" is the new "umbrella" brand for these seven facilities:
1) Forever Recovery, Battle Creek, MI
2) Awakenings Rehabilitation, Albion, MI (formerly Narconon Freedom Center; operating at same location)
3) Behavioral Rehabilitation Services, Harrison, MI
4) Choices Recovery, South Bend, IN
5) Great Lakes Rehabilitation, Manistee, MI (formerly Best Drug Rehabilitation)
6) New Beginnings Recovery, Van Wert, OH
7) Serenity Point Recovery, Grand Rapids, MI (Marne)


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Waiting for settlement agreement to be filed with the court. The court gave the  parties 3 months to get one done, or it's back to court.

Lets hope the County doesn't agree to let Social Betterment Properties International to have use of the Trout Run property so Narconon can then operate a 'large group home'

Of course, the interested parties, myself included, are nmot privy to these discussions, nor the finalization of the agreement. However,  the county attorney stated the council would make the agreement and it's terms available once completed.

The interested parties were not privy to a seprate lawsuit, where in a large # of certain county mails or documents were disputed by SBPI as being not being 'priviledged" a small # of them were deemed by the court in their favor. The judge ordered those to be turned over to SBPI. We don't know what was in those few documents,  so we don't know whether they contain information against the county or in favor of SBPI... However, SBPI was the entity dragging it's feel for many months until the judge had enough and demanded the Memorandum they had not been able to produce. This provides a measure of hope that the county had the upper hand.

And, so we wait. Deadline is approx May 19th.
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He probably wasn't in NV for very long... probably in detox stage there, then shuffled around.

I don't think they use the Rainbow Canyon Retreat name much these days... too much bad press when Nathan BAca was reporting on it there. He's in DC now, ABC. I enjoy watching him on the news. Still an asskicker :D

Specking of Narconon in NV, they have 2 separate corporations operating there... saw this a while back, posting the details here now.

Search Results 1 - 8 of 8 search results https://nvsos.gov/sosentitysearch/CorpSearch.aspx

 Entity Name    NV Business ID    Status    Type


NARCONON FRESH START    NV20041660095   Active   Foreign Non-Profit Corporation
Status:     Active
File Date:     11/23/2004
Business License Exp:  11/30/2018

 Officers    
 Director - TONY BYLSMA
Address 1:     13850 GARBER AVE   Address 2:    
City:     SYLMAR   State:     CA
Zip Code:     91342   Country:    
Status:     Active   Email:    

 Treasurer - IAN CONFER
Address 1:     2600 FOOTHILL BLVD SUITE 208   Address 2:    
City:     LA CRESCENTA   State:     CA
Zip Code:     91214   Country:    
Status:     Active   Email:    

 President - LAWRENCE TRAHANT
Address 1:     2600 FOOTHILL BLVD SUITE 208   Address 2:    
City:     LA CRESCENTA   State:     CA
Zip Code:     91214   Country:    
Status:     Active   Email:    
 
 Secretary - MARY WATTS
Address 1:     2600 FOOTHILL BLVD SUITE 208   Address 2:    
City:     LA CRESCENTA   State:     CA
Zip Code:     91214   Country:    
Status:     Active
https://nvsos.gov/sosentitysearch/CorpDetails.aspx?lx8nvq=vcdHsgiCUnEgd%252fviyKrMMQ%253d%253d&nt7=0


NARCONON NEVADA    NV20161594630   Active   Domestic Non-Profit Corporation
Status:     Active
File Date:     10/6/2016
List of Officers Due: 10/31/2018

Officers

 Treasurer - MANDY BERTRAM
Address 1:     17095 NV-317   Address 2:    
City:     CALIENTE   State:     CA
Zip Code:     89008   Country:     USA
Status:     Active   Email:    
 
 Secretary - NICOLE MCAVOY
Address 1:     17095 NV-317   Address 2:    
City:     CALIENTE   State:     CA
Zip Code:     89008   Country:     USA
Status:     Active   Email:    
 
 Director - MEGAN NICHOLSON
Address 1:     17095 NV-317   Address 2:    
City:     CALIENTE   State:     CA
Zip Code:     89008   Country:     USA
Status:     Active   Email:    

 President - MEGAN NICHOLSON
Address 1:     17095 NV-317   Address 2:    
City:     CALIENTE   State:     CA
Zip Code:     89008   Country:     USA
Status:     Active   Email:    

https://nvsos.gov/sosentitysearch/CorpDetails.aspx?lx8nvq=Cez2h6vv%252bNbAd1pIElIt0Q%253d%253d&nt7=0

I suspect they may have set up the new corp because they planned to sell the property, and maybe used that corp  (a NV one vs Fresh Start being a CA corp) for tax purposes? 
Narconon Nevada
17095 State Route 317, Caliente, NV 89008
https://www.trulia.com/property/3261455721-17095-State-Route-317-Hwy-Caliente-NV-89008
http://www.landwatch.com/Lincoln-County-Nevada-Land-for-sale/pid/25011769

As of today, March 26, this property had been listed for 663 days
https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/Caliente_NV_89008_M26921-45507

When I looked last, on Sept 12, 2017, this property had been listed for 467 days
https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/Caliente_NV_89008_M26921-45507

They are selling because they owe nearly $1 million in payroll taxes :P
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