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2014 IAS Event

Discussion in 'Europe Pickets and Protests' started by Axiom142, Oct 18, 2014.

  1. ThetanExterior

    ThetanExterior Gold Meritorious Patron


    I got all of my IAS money refunded when I pointed out to them that they were a non-LRH (squirrel) organization.

    I did a thorough job of sticking it to them and they had no comeback. They just sent me my money.:thumbsup:
  2. Dulloldfart

    Dulloldfart Squirrel Extraordinaire

    But it adds two inches to his height! Why do you think he has it puffed up like that?

  3. La La Lou Lou

    La La Lou Lou Crusader

    The same reason as Jedwood. I presume they are Dave's heros, if only he was as clever as they are.
  4. Little David

    Little David Gold Meritorious Patron

    James Barbour convicted sex offender was one of the performers:

    Broadway Actor Pleads Guilty to Backstage Sex Act With Girl, 15, in 2001

    Published: January 4, 2008
    Correction Appended

    A Broadway actor admitted on Thursday that in 2001 he seduced a 15-year-old girl who visited him backstage, and agreed as part of a plea bargain to reveal that admission to anybody he works for in film, television or theater for up to the next three years.
    Louis Lanzano/Associated Press
    James Barbour, who played the lead role in “Beauty and the Beast.”

    The actor, James Barbour, was accused of having criminal sexual contact with a high school student who was an aspiring actress when she attended a performance of “Jane Eyre” in June 2001.

    The student’s drama teacher arranged for her to visit the Brooks Atkinson Theater with her parents. Mr. Barbour told Justice Micki A. Scherer of State Supreme Court in Manhattan that the girl visited him in his dressing room before the final curtain call and that he fondled her, knowing that she was only 15 years old.

    He also told the judge that he had oral sex with the girl in his apartment the next month. She did not come forward with her account for several years.

    Under the negotiated deal, Mr. Barbour, 41, pleaded guilty to two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, both misdemeanors, in exchange for a promise that he would be sentenced to 60 days in jail and three years’ probation.

    Mr. Barbour’s lawyer, Ronald Fischetti, said his client accepted the deal because if a jury had convicted him of the original felony sex charges against him he would have been forced to register as a sex offender, “which basically would have ended his career.”

    His lawyer said that the prosecutor’s agreement to a misdemeanor plea showed the weaknesses of its case. But Mr. Barbour had to agree to a lengthy series of conditions of probation that are very similar to those that apply to convicted sex offenders.

    While he is on probation, he must inform the manager, producer or assistant director of any theatrical, film or television project he works in that he has been convicted of endangering the welfare of a child, “having engaged in oral sexual conduct and sexual contact with a 15-year-old child.”

    And he has to get permission from the court or his probation officer to participate in shows employing child actors or to give backstage tours to children.

    He must also attend sex-offender treatment and cannot visit playgrounds, arcades, amusement parks, school grounds or Internet chat rooms frequented by children without permission from his probation officer.

    In a signed statement to the police in April 2006, Mr. Barbour said that he was just acting as a mentor to the girl, that he had done no more than touch her knees and kiss her and that he thought that she was 16.

    But in court on Thursday when asked by Justice Scherer, “Were you aware of her exact age?” Mr. Barbour replied, “Yes.”

    “What was that age?” Justice Scherer pressed.

    “Fifteen,” he replied.

    At least one Broadway veteran said on Thursday that Mr. Barbour, who played the Beast in “Beauty and the Beast” for about one year, might find himself less marketable for family-friendly shows for awhile.

    “I think if he did a show with adults, he might be entitled to a second chance,” said Emanuel Azenberg, a Broadway producer. “‘Sweeney Todd,’ O.K. But even then I certainly wouldn’t put it in the bio.”

    Saying on Thursday that those conditions could turn out to be “a big price to pay,” Mr. Azenberg said producers might be concerned about the moral and legal liability involved in casting an actor convicted of endangering a child.

    Producers could be wary of financial and artistic repercussions, he said, because casting directors would feel obliged to reveal Mr. Barbour’s conviction to the parents of any children who might audition for a show, “and then your casting choices would be compromised.”

    But Jay Binder, a casting director who said he had begun Mr. Barbour’s career by casting him in “Beauty and the Beast,” said he would make decisions based on talent.

    “James Barbour is a first-rate Broadway leading man,” Mr. Binder said. “If he were the actor that the entire creative staff agreed upon, there would be no professional reason not to hire James Barbour.”

    Mr. Fischetti said he expected his client, who will be sentenced next month, to be out of jail in time to perform in “A Tale of Two Cities” if it comes to New York. Mr. Barbour played Sidney Carton during a pre-Broadway tryout in Florida last year. The producers of the show declined to comment on Thursday.

    He said Mr. Barbour was recently married in a civil ceremony — his wife accompanied him to court on Thursday — and was planning a formal wedding in Hawaii. Mr. Fischetti said the woman Mr. Barbour was convicted of endangering is now an actress.
    Campbell Robertson contributed reporting.

    Correction: January 10, 2008

    An article on Friday about a guilty plea by James Barbour, a Broadway actor, to endangering the welfare of a child for seducing a 15-year-old girl who visited him backstage misstated the length of time he played the Beast in “Beauty and the Beast.” It was about one year, not “about eight.”
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2014
  5. Operating DB

    Operating DB Truman Show Dropout

    You too? I got my HASI in 1975. LIFETIME membership. That is, until they decided it was no longer valid and I had to buy the IAS one in late 1984. That whole fiasco set off a rapid string of fails by the cult that led to my final escape from their BS forever!
  6. renegade

    renegade Silver Meritorious Patron

    OMG! I hope DM doesn't get a bright idea and have all IAS memberships cancelled and come up with a new and improved membership. Or revive the old HASI along with price adjustments!
  7. GreyLensman

    GreyLensman Silver Meritorious Patron

    We ARE the Sedimentologists!
  8. La La Lou Lou

    La La Lou Lou Crusader

    If it's not fun it's not sedimentology!:yes:
  9. La La Lou Lou

    La La Lou Lou Crusader

    People would often come up with 'considerations' about HASI when I tried to sell IAS memberships. I have never seen anyone successfully explain how it was 'on policy' to bring in a new membership against the old long existing one. They could explain the need to have a war chest, but not why change the membership. I think a lot of fence sitters decided enough was enough when it was introduced. Perhaps there's some legal reason why it had to be membership payments and not just war chest donos or maybe it was an attempt to push people away, maybe that always was Dave's plan, to piss off the old timers and kill the cult, maybe he's really on our side. The membership of the church must have plummeted when it became necessary to have IAS and not HASI, that would have been a stat crash worth seeing and it was made by DM himself, he is a stat crasher!
  10. xenusdad

    xenusdad Patron with Honors

  11. West Grinsted

    West Grinsted Patron

    The last time I went there, it was when TC got his medal. I felt that diplomatically, SO people would feel hurt by hearing DM call Cruise "the most dedicated Scientologist I know." Dinner was good, (It had to be for 1,000 € and it was some public who paid for it), there were no protesters. I guess Entertainment was fine but I felt slightly bothered by the stage. It looked to me like a fake decoration for a film on Julius Caesar and Cleopatra, very unsuitable to the English country side indeed. I wonder what Evelyn Waugh would have said about it. I liked the old manor and the grounds but I felt there was some sort of oppression. I could come and go, met some great people with fast minds and saw quite a few old friends. I wondered if the stats were accurate. I imagined management wanted to give people good news. In the office the first thing we talked about in staff meetings were flaps, then solutions for handling and finally good news, but there was some balance between the reality of the outer world and the things we were doing. Here there was propaganda and I knew things were not the way they were presented. Back then I thought people in high places knew what they were doing and that it was all for the better because of the "greatest good." I didn't realise then the Organisation was the most spectacular 1.1 success, the most deceptive and well organised criminal organisation in the history of the Western civilisation. Scientology went further than Stalin's communist party and it even managed to turn science-fiction therapy into a tax-exempt religion. We turn mest into theta, give me that bloody master card now! We prefer seeing you dead than incompetent!
  12. Kookaburra

    Kookaburra Gold Meritorious Patron

    Welcome to the board, West Grinsted.