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How about the name Hubbard?!!
I was watching my friends bowl last night and was noticing the names of the bowlers in the adjacent lanes pop up on the screen when it was their time to bowl. There were two bowlers with the last name Hubbard. I couldn't help but think of "you-know-who". Also, in my home town there is a street named Hubbard. Every time I see that name I can't help but think of what the name has meant to me since 1976. The turd still hasn't washed off!
The ones that got/get me are "just disagree with the physical universe" usually followed-up with "make it go right."
The last usually from a senior to whom you've taken an (seemingly) unsolvable problem, who looks it over and has nothing useful to advise.
Interesting! Try this: "He expressed extreme disagreement with the physical universe, but, he did so in a fashion that was out gradient, and received a severe reality adjustment." Translation ... He drove like a maniac on an icy road and drove his car into a telphone pole. His car got the worst of it.
Try this: "Flowing me power will keep your lines free of MEST and keep your ethics clean." Translation ... have a check cut by 2pm Thursday or I will find a way of sending you to ethics and you will be in a world of shit.
Translating Scilonspeak into English ... could be as much fun as what Bill Maher used to do on his show ... that is, translate rap lyrics into whitespeak.
clamicide;380722 ... thought I had gotten over the whole "Where are your stats?" BS said:I can really understand your stress on this because so much pressure brought down on staff when it came to stats and for those who were SO or Org staff, this was a seemingly never ending recycling of that pressure. Some jobs were more difficult, stat wise, than others. The pressure to perform all the duties of the job and and be given impossible quotas is something I saw time and again and it was just downright oppressive. Many public had no idea why staff were so overwhelmed but I did, as I'd been on staff and saw the stat push pushed on staff.
I do hope you find a way to get more sleep and not be so cautious on the stats because that is what kept staff members locked into the oppression.
"The demo kit conditions the user to become adept at assigning meaning to bits of rubbish"
Tone scale references. Now, I'll admit, I actually LIKE the tone scale- and I know not everyone's going to jibe with me on that one. BUT all the same, the way it's used by Scn'ists against other ones is pretty damn fucked up.
"1.1" seems to be an all time favorite. I was once at an event filling out one of those damn surveys, I will in line, actually, waiting to enter the auditorium. Now, even as a churchie, I didn't like those surveys. I knew that their purpose was to put people on a phone and mailing list so I used to edit them. I'd put my mailing address c/o the org, I'd leave stuff out, etc. That way I didn't have anyone bugging me as to "why didn't you fill out the survey". So I was doing that, and I wrote "not relevant" on one line and the person behind me (reading over my shoulder- yeesh!) said "Oh, 1.1?" Ok, so what kind of dumbass assclown reads over someone's shoulder and then makes a stupidass remark like that- plus that wouldn't even BE "1.1" behavior. But point is, I saw stuff like that, and of course, I've seen OSA types on Beliefnet accuse ex members of being 1.1. Cuz if you're open or nice or anything, it can't be real cuz you're actually just an SP liar-- so you've GOT to be 1.1, according to them.
"1.1" seems to be an all time favorite.
Not sure if it was mentioned yet - but my beef lies with "Total Freedom" - WTF is it? I thought it meant to live without a body being able to control MEST. But I don't think the term is defined anywhere - its just the ambiguous dream you're repeatedly being indoctrinated with.
Now I know better. Total Freedom is leaving Scn.
Even after almost 30 years out, I have found myself, on occasions when someone seemed especially critical of me, thinking "What have you done to me that motivates you to make me wrong in order to justify yourself". I know this comes from scientology think. It bothers me that the thought comes to me, but I can't shake it cos it seems like it might actually be true. On the other hand it could be that I think it to justify myself for whatever I am being criticized for. Oh, dear! What a tangle.