Same old, same old….

Still boring, still in search to get a life: Anonymous.

Gene Simmons Hacker Arrested

kevinpoemugKevin George Poe- member of hacker collective Anonymous- was arrested for shutting down Simmons website

Notorious hacking collective, Anonymous, has been linked to major attacks on websites including Playstation, Mastercard, Visa, and the Church of Scientology. On Tuesday, one of the group’s members, Kevin George Poe, was arrested in Connecticut for hacking into GeneSimmons.com, the KISS frontman’s website.

According to Reuters, a court date has not yet been scheduled, but Poe has been accused of using a computer program that bombarded Simmons’ website for five straight days in October 2010. The site was attacked with tens of thousands of requests in a denial of service attack.

Poe has been charged with conspiracy and unauthorized impairment of a protected computer. If convicted, he could serve up to 15 years in jail.

For those of you unfamiliar with a “denial of service” attack, essentially the software is designed to send a large number of requests to the sites network. The server becomes overwhelmed with the requests and shuts down. This method is apparently a favourite of the Anonymous collective.

It is unknown why Simmons website was chosen to attack by Poe.

Source: Shalom Life (http://us.shalomlife.com/culture/16343/gene-simmons-hacker-arrested/)

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Ouch…

Normally I am not fond of celeb media… mostly anyway… but this one is kinda funny, and he’s not really a celeb anyway:

Jason Beghe with pet

Jason Beghe, with pet

‘X-Men’ Star Suspect in Weed Wacking Assault

Jason Beghe — one of the stars of “X-Men: First Class” and a veteran actor — is under criminal investigation for allegedly attacking a man who was wacking weeds on his property, TMZ has learned. According to the incident report, Daniel Montalvo was using a weed wacker on Beghe’s Malibu property last week when the device malfunctioned.  Cops tell us … a frustrated Montalvo “mistreated the device.”  That pissed off Beghe, who then got into a loud confrontation with Montalvo which became physical. …

Source: http://www.tmz.com/2011/06/01/x-men-first-class-star-accused-of-weed-wacking-crime-jason-beghe-daniel-montalvo-process-server-assualt-confrontation/

Older source: http://www.tmz.com/2009/07/14/that-guy-busted-for-popping-process-server/

Case number, anyone?

Dianetics Day

Today is Dianetics Day, the day the basic book “Dianetics – The Modern Science of Mental Health” was published for the first time.

The Friends of LRH did a press release on that, and here it is:

This day in history marks the Anniversary of “Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health.” Written by L. Ron Hubbard and released on May 9th 1950, Dianetics has become an all-time self-help bestseller with over 21 million copies sold in 165 nations and has appeared on a total of 116 bestseller lists.

Events in commemoration of the Dianetics anniversary and news of its worldwide use are scheduled throughout the world this week in what is also the L. Ron Hubbard Centennial Year (1911-2011). Centennial celebrations commemorating Mr. Hubbard’s life (1911-1986) were launched internationally in March of this year and are set to continue throughout 2011 on significant dates relating to Mr. Hubbard’s life & works.

L. Ron Hubbard was born in Tilden, Nebraska on March 13th 1911 and is widely known as an author, humanitarian and the founder of Scientology. L. Ron Hubbard also became the nation’s youngest Eagle Scout in 1924, just two weeks after his thirteenth birthday. By the age of 19 he had traveled over 250,000 miles and became a prolific writer of fiction in the 1930s and 1940s—publishing over 138 short stories, novelettes and novels. His writing funded his research into the nature of man forming the basis of what later became Dianetics & Scientology.

During World War II he served as Lieutenant in the US Navy where he saw action in both the Atlantic and Pacific. After the war L. Ron Hubbard continued his research and on May 9th, 1950 “Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health” was released and has become one of the best selling self-help books with over 21 million copies sold and is available in 50 languages.

For more information on the life and works of L. Ron Hubbard visit the new interactive audio visual website http://www.lronhubbard.org.


Why Crime doesn’t pay off

A New Zealand newspaper  called “Stuff” reports today that “New Zealand bans UK couple over Scientology case”.  As the story goes, Robin Scott, 62, and his wife Adrienne, 61, were refused residence in New Zealand based on the fact that they did not let the authorities know about their criminal past. So far, so normal. BUT, it wouldn’t appear on Scientology Myths if not one of the uglier “Myth” would be connected to one of the two, Robin Scott.

As “Stuff” says:

“Mr Scott had served a month in a Danish prison before being deported in 1984. He later agreed he faced a criminal charge but said it was essentially a civil dispute over “industrial espionage”. He had waited outside a Scientology property in Copenhagen while two accomplices wearing the insignia of senior church officials gained entry and obtained teaching materials to use in a business he had set up for students wanting to study Scientology from outside the organization.”

A squirrel. One of those who stole materials that are still circulating as “actual Scientology materials” (most of them are not, but some kind of “interpretation” or “improvement”). Well, it didn’t last long until he showed his true colors. “Stuff” continues:

“In 1996 he was sentenced to four years’ jail, and in 1998 he was sentenced to another two years and six months on the cannabis charges. Mrs Scott was sentenced to 15 months, and later 240 hours’ community work, on the charges she faced but she was accepted for registration as a teacher in New Zealand.”

It’s never too late to get one’s life in order. Robin, start with this.

– L

Russia, here we come

Remember the opening of the new Church of Scientology Russia some weeks ago? This was a leap forward to deliver all of Scientology in Russia! And something else happened today, something that Scientologists might call “negative gain” – an improvement from bad to not so bad ;) – namely that Ministry of Justice officials in Russia changed their mind about a major intrusion in Freedom of Speech. Not voluntarily though, it took several court cases to wake them up to the fact that letters don’t bite.

Says the Associated Press Moscow today “The Church of Scientology says Russian authorities have lifted a ban on some of its publications. A statement on the website of the organization’s Russian branch says 29 books and lectures by the movement’s founder L. Ron Hubbard were banned in late April after a court in the Siberian city of Surgut found them “extremist.” It said Tuesday that Russia’s Justice Ministry has dropped the publications from its list of extremist literature. Ministry officials refused immediate comment, but an online list of extremist literature does not mention Scientology materials Tuesday evening.”

Спасибо, Россия!

– L

Repost: Welcome!

Hi there,

and thanks for visiting this blog! I put it up to give you the opportunity to ask questions, about Scientology, Scientologists, David Miscavige and whatever you feel is related to that. If you are here to make statements or raise a fuss, you are violating the only rule this blog has. So please, don’t do it.

– Louanne

Star Magazine Apologizes to Katie Holmes for ‘Drug Shocker’ Story

Ha, I hoped for that, didn’t I ;))

Star magazine has been forced to issue an apology to Katie Holmes on the cover of this week’s issue, after the actress filed a $50 million suit against the magazine for running a previous cover that claimed she was addicted to drugs. The tabloid falsely reported that the star of “The Kennedys” was hooked on a Scientology treatment that has “an effect similar to heroin” in its January 20 issue.” (Source)

Uh, oh, remember what Star Magazine still said back in March? “Star fully stands behind the editorial integrity of what we have published” Yeah, right. Opportunists of the really bad kind. I wonder what charity this substantial donation is going to? Here are a couple of charitable non-profit organizations with proven results:

Applied Scholastics International, a nonprofit educational organization based in Missouri, was founded by a consortium of American educators in 1972. Administered by the Association for Better Living and Education, it is dedicated to the broad implementation of learning tools researched and developed by American author and educator L. Ron Hubbard.

Narconon International provides drug information, education about the effects of drugs and effective drug rehabilitation programs for those already in the grip of addiction.

The Foundation for a Drug-Free World is a nonprofit public benefit corporation that empowers youth and adults with factual information about drugs so they can make informed decisions and live drug-free.

Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) is a nonprofit organization founded in 2001 by Dr. Mary Shuttleworth, an educator born and raised in apartheid South Africa, where she witnessed firsthand the devastating effects of discrimination and the lack of basic human rights.

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