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Who's Who on ARS v2.6

Last updated: January 16 1998
Archive-name: scientology/ars-people
URL: http://www.ncf.carleton.ca/~av282/who.htm

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A:

* A.J. Astoria, see z.q. bOSWORTH-fIELD

* A.J. Danzig, see z.q. bOSWORTH-fIELD

* Alec, see David Alexander

* Alvin Brattli

* Andreas Heldal-Lund

* Andrew (Andy) Milne

* Andrew Testa

* Andy Milne, see Andrew Milne

* Ansel R. Hook, see Exile49

* Anti Cult

* Arnaldo Pagliarini Lerma, see Arnie Lerma

* Arnie Lerma

* Ashraf Ghebranious

B:

* Baba ROM DOS

* Barbara Snow

* bc

* Ben Meshugina, Rabbi, see Ivan Stang

* Bernie

* Bill Stewart-Cole

* Blue-jay, see Justin the Blue

* Brett Achorn

* Brian Stone

* Bus Driver, see Dennis Erlich

C:

* Cat Davidson-Hall

* CB

* C.B. Willis

* Charles Lakes

* Chip Gallo

* Chris Miller

* Chris Schafmeister

* Clear Baby, see CB

* Cornelius Krasel

* Curtis R. Anderson

D:

* Daniel Davidson

* Dan Sigel

* Dave Bird---St Hippo of Augustine

* Dave Touretzky

* David Alexander

* David Gerard

* David Talbot

* Deana M. Holmes

* Deirdre

* DeirdreVT, see Deirdre

* Dennis Erlich

* DeoMorto

* Dev-T, see Deirdre

* Diane Richardson

* Dick Cleek

* Dominion

* DWTripp, see Wolf Tripp

E:

* Efischer

* Elizabeth McCoy

* Exile49

* Ex Mudder

F:

* flax, see Jonas Flygare

G:

* Gary Scarff

* GDecheff, see Gene Decheff

* Gene Decheff

* Geoffrey Burling

* GoofY

* Grady Ward

* Green15881, see Charles Lakes

* Gregg Hagglund

* Gun_Bunny, see Keith Wyatt

H:

* H3, see Number 3

* Heidrun Beer, see CB (clear baby)

* Henri

* H Keith Henson, see Keith Henson

* Homer Wilson Smith

* Huheyniaman

I:

* Ivan Stang

J:

* Jack Farmer

* James Lippard, see Jim Lippard

* Jamesm

* James McLaughlin, see Dominion

* James Parker

* James Wood

* Jeff Jacobsen

* Jens Tingleff

* Jet

* Jetsceptic, see Jet

* Jim A Fetters

* Jim Lippard

* Joe Harrington

* Johan Wevers

* John Ritson

* Jonas Flygare

* Jonathon Barbera

* Juergen Behrndt, see Windmurfer

* Justin the Blue

K:

* Karin Spaink

* Keith A. Cochran

* Keith Henson

* Keith Little, see Whippersnapper

* Keith Wyatt

* Ken Long

* Kim Baker

* Koos Nolst Trenite

* KrishM

L:

* Lance S. Buckley

* Lars Westergren

* Lee Thompson-Herbert

* Lori Ann Chauvette, see Xfiles3291

* L. Sobocinski

M:

* Maggie Council

* Marina Chong

* Marion Delgado

* Martin Hunt

* Martin L. Poulter

* Maureen E. Garde

* M Dunn

* Michael Reuss

* Mirele, see Deana M. Holmes

* Modemac

N:

* Neil Muspratt

* Naairuj, see sKuNk

* Number 3

O:

* O`Blivion, see Cat Davidson-Hall

P:

* Padre Martini

* Panty Inspector, the, see Tony Sidaway

* Paper Tiger

* Patricia Savenije

* Pbxtalk

* Phil Scott

* The Pilot

* Pope Charles

Q:

* Qliphah, see Jonathon Barbera

R:

* Rabbi Ben Meshugina, see Ivan Stang

* Rachel Kadel

* Ralph Hilton

* Rasta Robert

* RBOC, see pbxtalk

* Rebecca Hartong

* Rem Walker

* Rex Basterfield

* Richmann

* Rick Davis

* Rick Sherwood

* Rob Clark, see henri

* Robert Adams

* Robert Carlson, see Jet

* Robert Marcus

* Rod Keller

* Roger Gonnet

* Rogue Agent

* Roland Rashleigh-Berry

* Ron Newman

* Russell Shaw, see WONDERFULR

S:

* Scott A. McClare

* Scully3257, see Xfiles3291

* Sheri, see Tony Sidaway

* Sheriff of ars, see Ron Newman

* Sherilyn, see Tony Sidaway

* Sionnach Ruadh, see Lee Thompson-Herbert

* SisterC, see Sister Clara

* Sister Clara

* sKuNk

* Socks the Cat

* Squirrel, The, see Squirrelle

* Squirrelle

* STella

* Steve A

* Steve Marinick

* Steve Whitlatch

* Steven de Brouwer, see GoofY

* Stuart P. Derby

* Stu Sjouwerman

T:

* Tarla Star

* Ted Mayett

* That Person (tm), see Dennis Erlich

* Tilman Hausherr

* Tom Klemesrud

* Tom Lasher

* Tony McClelland

* Tony Parker

* Tony Sidaway

U:

* UNIXer

V:

* Vera Wallace

* Vickie, see Xenu's Sister

* Vorshell, see Charles Lakes

W:

* Warrior

* Wgert

* Whippersnapper

* William Bardwell

* William Barwell, see Pope Charles

* William Gertler, see Wgert

* Windmurfer

* Wolf Tripp

* WONDERFULR

* Wonderful Russ, see WONDERFULR

* Woody, see Rick Sherwood

* W.W. Bosworth-Field, see z.q. bOSWORTH-fIELD

X:

* Xenu's Sister

* Xfiles3291

Y:

Z:

* Z.q. bOSWORTH-fIELD

* Z.q. dANZIG, see z.q. bOSWORTH-fIELD


A:

Alvin Brattli, Alvin....@phys.uit.no. Living at 69.7 degrees
north, this Norwegian runs what is probably the world's
northernmost Scientology critic site http://xenu.phys.uit.no/. At
such latitudes, where there is ice and snow in abundance, and where
polar bears reign, people live in igloos (don't ask how they
connect to the Internet), and eat frozen fish for breakfast. Alvin
first heard about Dianetics and Scientology in July 1991, when he
started subscribing to a.r.s. in a severe attack of boredom. At
that time, he found it quite incomprehensible, and soon
unsubscribed. A few years later, in 1995, he stumbled across some
webpages about the war between the Co$ and the Net, and his
Suppressive Personality emerged. Nowadays, when Alvin is not
criticising the Co$, he is at the University of Troms,
procrastinating...er...pursuing his Ph.D. in physics. Alvin is the
proud owner of an L. Ron Hubbard mouse mat, which he obtained at
the Chicago org. (By: Alvin Brattli)

Andreas Heldal-Lund, hel...@online.no. Maintainer of the famous
Operation Clambake webpage at: http://home.sol.no/~spirous/CoS/,
and quite possibly the runner-up for Northernmost member of the
arscc as the arscc dissemination officer. Andreas is Source;
Operation Clambake has been up for five months (with help from all
his new friends around Norway) without Scientology being able to do
anything about it. Sometimes this makes Andreas feel truly left
out, as the usual response of Scientology to someone spreading
their "secret" upper level materials to thousands of people all
over the world would be an automatic lawsuit. Who knows, maybe the
recent hard lessons the clam contingent has learned at the tutelage
of Grady Ward and Keith Henson has made them terrified of lawsuits
- or it could just be a Scandinavian thing, an implant against
Vikings. (By: Martin Hunt)

Andrew (Andy) Milne, mi...@delphi.com, mi...@crl.com. Scientologist
who's sense of humour appears to have been surgically removed at
birth. Andy Milne now appears to have been completely removed from
the newsgroup. Milne claims to speak only as Andy Milne, and not
for the CoS. The general tone of his messages suggests otherwise,
and I know nobody other than Milne who believes that his presence
is anything but official. The name "Andrew Milne" is listed as a
staff writer for Freedom magazine and some other CoS publications,
so it would appear that his job is CoS public relations. (By: David
H Dennis)

Andrew Testa, te...@hou.moc.com. Another prominent skeptic
("Contributing to the downfall of Scientology since 1995").
Andrew's .sig mentions Xenu, and there have been a few incidents of
apologists following up his posts and *deleting* the Xenu reference
from the quoted .sig! It is unclear what this is supposed to
achieve. (By: David H Dennis)

Anti Cult, The.Galacti...@ThePentagon.com. Lived with the
result of CO$ for 17-years. My ex girlfriend was destroyed. She was
staff in Copenhagen. Went on a contract with FLAG to Florida. She
came home as a wreck. She have never recovered. They destroyed our
future, now it's my turn. I am a sworn enemy to Scientology and
their deadly "tech". If they want to engage in battle, battle it
will be. Sig: "Victimized by the Co$. "Deadfiled" in at least one
Org. Seen too much, heard to much, lived too much. Security Coded
hard disks too much. Have been reading NOTS too much. Having
chronic pneumonia. As Arnold said: I'll be back......." (By: Anti
Cult)

Arnie Lerma, ale...@dgs.dgsys.com. First visited by osa goons Nov
4, 1994, scanned, ocr'd, and posted piles of open public court
records, including classics like Scarff. Accepted invitation to
join board of FACTNet, http://www.factnet.org/ and posted the
Fishman/ Geertz Affidavit with OT levels on July 31, 1995. Raided
by the cult, Aug 12, 1995, home was searched by members of the
criminal cult of money and greed see http://www.lermanet.com/.
Currently still in litigation with the cult. Sig: Ex-Sea
Organization Slave, "Clear 3502", Treasurer for FACTNet - Fight
Against Coercive Tactics Network "I'd prefer to die speaking my
mind than live fearing to speake" "secrets are the mortar, binding
bricks of lies together, into prisons for the mind" "The internet
is the liberty tree of the 90's" (By: Arnie Lerma)

Ashraf Ghebranious, axg...@cscgpo.anu.edu.au. Some very funny
posts. M L Poulter says that he deserves a special mention for
mounting a one-man protest outside his local org on March 13th. He
intended to repeat the protest but agreed to stop when the scienos
made repeated harassing calls to his employer. He is obviously the
kind of critic that OSA don't want to see: he has received
considerable bile from Vera et al., including Vera's classic
"Ashraf can't be your real name, can it?" Quote from Ashraf:
"Remember, if you turn five people away from Scientology, you have
cost the Co$ a million dollars." (By: David H Dennis)


B:

Baba ROM DOS, ba...@jones.neu.sgi.com. Accused suppressive since
1977. GGBC. First appeared on usenet in mid-1980's, then thought to
be synthetic personality emanating from West Coast AI lab. Ported
to SGI platforms in 1995. Programmed to attack nescience, reacts
badly to most cults. Has forsworn arguing with Scientologists[tm]
as the moral equivalent of fencing with quadriplegics. Has forsworn
arguing with critics as the moral equivalent of throwing petrol on
a birthday cake. Has forsworn posting to ARS as a bloody waste of
time. Has also given up smoking once or twice. (By: Baba ROM DOS)

Barbara Snow, barb...@umich.edu. I would be proud to be included
in a list of people critical of Scientology. I do not find
Hubbard's writing to be meaningful, but what I object to are the
tactics of Scientology management. In my experience, they
aggressively try to obtain large sums of money from people and they
also promote a mean-spirited and hostile way of living. I find them
to be neither truthful nor honorable. Because Scientology can cause
such damage, I believe it is essential that its true nature be
exposed. (By: Barbara Snow)

bc, (known on ars as bc or my spamblocker dr...@yourown.risk.com --
which I always sorta liked...or on irc #scientology as bc, or
bc9424 if someone already ripped my nick...confused yet? I am...),
bc9...@concentric.net. Ex-public $cientologist, short bout with the
cult back in 1980. Glad to have come to my senses and got away.
Definitely an anti-Co$ critic. Saw ars on my ng list when I first
got on the net a few years ago, but avoided it because I figured it
was a Co$ propaganda farm. The Web kept pointing me to ars, so I
finally checked it out, and liked/was appalled by what I saw. I
lurked for quite some time before I worked up the nerve to post.
Glad I came on--although some probably wish I'd just go away...like
Ron's Amigo...Proud SP2, still marginally anonymous. (PGP is
welcome & preferred--write for public key); a web-page will come,
eventually. (By: bc)

Bernie, be...@arcadis.be. Variously bern, Bern, bernie, Bernie,
Cybile, Basics, or Basile R at that account, aka Barnie the dopey
Dinosaur; forwards to the account of someone with a name resembling
Bernie or Barnie. A former GO/OSA staffer, barking mad but slightly
more coherent than Koos, he has supposedly left Scn but takes every
chance to attack all rational criticism of it. Notorious for his
furious attacks on Leo Ryan re his cheek in interfering with - and
being murdered by - the Jonestown cult, Barnie has written exactly
3.5 noncommittal lines about the killing of Lisa McPherson by CoS,
despite many challenges to confront it. Having read this
description, it is important to hear the fool in his own words on
his homepage: http://uc2.unicall.be/bernie/home.htm. (By: Dave
Bird)

Bill Stewart-Cole, bi...@scconsult.com. I personally don't find the
beliefs and practices of Scientology any more dangerous or abusive
than those practiced more commonly and openly by Biblical
Literalists and while I find both laughable and corrosive to the
lives of those they touch and society in general, I am a firm
believer in the universal right to make really stupid mistakes and
have very unreasonable and even dangerous opinions. I do NOT
however believe in the right of anyone to abuse the net as the CoS
has done and as their apparent agents continue to do. I came to
a.r.s because the CoS tried to shut it down without reason and sued
a poster (and his ISP's up two tiers) for his quoting of a
ridiculous CoS document as a part of his ongoing critique. I got
more involved when an anonymous and as yet unknown party apparently
acting for the CoS was canceling any articles that dared criticize
the CoS with their own words, no matter how brief the quote. I am
staying on now solely because there remains a small team of
spammers operating with the tacit approval of the CoS to post the
same articles repeatedly and continuously for no useful purpose but
to make the newsgroup useless. (By: Bill Stewart-Cole)

Brett Achorn, ach...@gradin.cis.upenn.edu. Dedicated researcher,
searches for defunct Scientology corporations all over. (By: David
H Dennis)

Brian Stone, bst...@kaiwan009.kaiwan.com. Level of interest:
Extremely Boring; Humour: None whatsoever. Posts large number of
"expertises" or testimonials on Scientology, all from unidentified
sources. Most of them are very similar to each other; the posts get
horribly boring very fast. There is also no evidence to support the
contention that the people mentioned in his posts actually exist.
(By: David H Dennis) Very probably one of the cancel bunnies given
his account activity at kaiwan. (By: Dick Cleek)


C:

Cat Davidson-Hall, c...@brc.ubc.ca. [SP4, KoX, KbM#6] Longtime
activist for various and sundry causes, most recently found on the
fringes of the feminist movement. Long been opposed to the CCHR's
stance on psychiatry and psychiatric drugs (particularly
antidepressants), but joined a.r.s. primarily to find out why
Helena Kobrin was so desperate to get it off the net. Has never
been in Scientology. (O`Blivion on irc). (By: Cat Davidson-Hall)

CB, aka clear baby, con...@atnet.at. IRL: Heidrun Beer, an
Austrian scientologist, LRH-fan and tech purist, who in her first 4
months on a.r.s. has developed from a devoted CoS member to an even
more devoted "dissident". The standard reaction of the
a.r.s.-critics towards CB is "You are the FIRST scientologist
who..." (follows a positive attribute). Various opinions exist
about who she really is - from a "Henry Kissinger" type of
voluntary messenger, a good-hearted and much too naive idealist who
will soon become declared suppressive for her radical postings, to
an OSA or RTC plant with an undercover mission to "handle" a.r.s.
CB herself says that as a writer, the natural thing for her will be
to write a book (title: "Revenimus"). CB's most dissident posts are
on http://home.icon.fi/~marina/clrbaby/index.htm (By: Clear Baby)

C.B. Willis, cbwi...@netcom.com. Background in philosophy, world
religions, alternative therapies, esoterics, organizational
transformation, corporate values and ethics. Defender of what is
valid and workable in traditional ethics and world religions. Has
never been a member of Scientology but likes Hubbard's non-fiction
writings and tapes from the early 1950's; does not relate to the
book "History of Man" and much of Scn written after the 50's.
Classifies self as an independent thinker and free spirit, neither
a critic nor freezoner per se. CBW quote: "Values are the
infrastructure on which civilization will be reinvented." (By: C.B.
Willis)

Charles Lakes, vors...@aol.com, hum...@gte.net. Occasional
pro-Scientology poster, black former Olympic athlete who came 19th
in his event - if OTs are such supermen then why not first? (By:
Dave Bird). This is Charles Lakes. And I was checking out his
[Martin's] Who's Who in Scientology, when I noticed that he
[Martin] spelled my name "Lake", instead of "Lakes". And the year I
was on the Olympic Gymnastics team was 1988. In fact, that year, I
was the number one American male gymnast at the Olympics, as well
as being the first black American to compete in Olympic gymnastics.
And I owe a great deal of this success to Scientology auditing I
received at that time. Finally, I still don't get why people are
trying to pretend that there's some true debate or question of
whether or not Scientology is a religion. It falls well within any
and every definition of the word you can find in any English
dictionary. Many justices around the world, after impartially
weighing the evidence, have come to the same conclusion. People are
NOT going to wish Scientology away as a religion, simply because
they don't want it to be a religion. For that is what it is. And
that is not me talking or even Hubbard. That's simply the truth of
the matter as we understand and use the word "religion". Whether
it's good, bad or indifferent, Scientology (as well as being a
science and technology) IS a religion. Deal with it. (By: Charles
Lakes). I met Chaz Lakes at ITO in the late 80's before leaving
Scientology; he gave me an autograph on my pinksheet clipboard.
Chaz has an amazing ability to look past LRH's openly racist
remarks and stay faithful to the cult, but I believe he will
"blow", ie, leave, one day. His entry above has one strange
confusion; he was *never* in the who's who before this entry was
inserted with comments by Dave Bird, myself, and Charles himself,
either under "Lakes", "Lake", "Vorshell", or anything else.
Strange. I was told at ITO that he was on the gold-medal-winning
team. Re: the claim that Scientology is a religion, etc.: it's a
car polish, a floor wax, *and* a dessert topping. :-) (By: Martin
Hunt)

Chip Gallo, cga...@intrepid.net. I've been long gone from this NG
but the RonsAmigo replies caught my interest. In 1990-91, I would
post wins here -- successes that I've had in my private and
professional life, applying LRH tech -- and folks like Martin
didn't really seem to read the posts. (Now, of course, it is
obvious that several people posting quite regularly here would
rather that success with Scientology not be discussed at all.)
Having completed the PTS/SP Detection and Routing Course (which
trains one in the technology of SPs and suppression), I recognized
the trend of this NG and decided to use my online hours to more
productive ends. (By: Chip Gallo)

Chris Miller, ch...@lightside.com. Courtesy: Mean. Chris has now
moved up in the Pro-Scientology world. Before, s/he looked like a
boring Talbot clone; now, however, s/he has gotten considerably
more famous, thanks to what must now be known on ARS as The
Question. Chris posted a message to soc.women asking if they
realized that MoFo, Dennis Erlich's law firm, was defending a
well-known child support delinquent and wife beater Dennis. S/he
said that s/he was concerned "as a working mother" with the fact
that her daughter had a summer job at the firm. The intent was to
'dead agent' MoFo in the same way they have tried to do to Dennis
in the past. The effort was notably unsuccessful. Is Chris really a
working mother, or is she Gene Ingram or our old friend Vera back
to haunt us? (By: David H Dennis)

Chris Schafmeister, sc...@cgl.uscf.edu. Biochemistry specialist.
(By: David H Dennis). Long-time and very cogent critic of
Scientology; rarely posts anymore. Was the target of harassment for
his accurate and considered criticisms. (By: Martin hunt)

Cornelius Krasel, kra...@wpxx02.toxi.uni-wuerzburg.de. Biochemist,
SP3, GGBC (I'm sure I missed a few). My working address is quite
public, although I won't advertise it here. I came to a.r.s. in the
beginning of 1995 when I read about the raid on Dennis Erlich's
home in another newsgroup (unfortunately I've forgotten which one).
What I read here was so disgusting that I stayed. Since my arrival
I bought (and read) three anti-Scientology books, collected several
dozen MegaBytes of postings (I do not regularly archive a.r.s.) and
started maintaining a web page on scientology at:
http://wpxx02.toxi.uni-wuerzburg.de/~krasel/CoS/ (By: Cornelius
Krasel)

Curtis R. Anderson, c...@servtech.com. I started reading a.r.s. back
in late July 1994 when a coworker told me about their wackiness
with E- meters and other such nonsense. I've always known that the
Co$ was bad ever since those infamous _60 Minutes_ interviews.
Knowing that they had this nasty habit of suing, I didn't post for
several months afterward. Now, I try to tell people I meet about
how bad these guys are and their uncanny resemblance to the "Mafia
in its heyday" (quote from web page at:
http://www.servtech.com/public/cra/miscellaneous.html#clams and
general sarcasm and J&D towards them. Seems safe given their nasty
habit of suing copyright infringers. Web:
http://www.servtech.com/public/cra/ (By: Curtis R. Anderson)


D:

Daniel Davidson, davi...@sfsu.edu. He was on ars from early in
1995 to his untimely death in mid-September, 1996, due to
complications after contracting an illness at the dentist's office.
Daniel was harassed by scientology for allegedly cross-posting an
article that they say contained secrets they did not want revealed.
His .sig file grew quite famous from his numerous postings to ars:
"Don't hit. Clean your mess." And he lived by these words; he
didn't hit on the forum, no matter what the provocation, and he did
not leave any mess behind to clean. He abhorred the likening of the
discussion of scientology to a "war" on the internet. I want to
thank you for putting your shoulder to the wheel, Dan; may those
gentle words of yours carry on down through time. You set a very
high standard for those of us who follow you, and those who must
follow us. (By: Martin Hunt)

Dan Sigel, (no email). Coherence: Excellent to moderate; Level of
Interest: High to low; Courtesy: Decent, but has declined in recent
weeks; Repetitiousness: Low; Humour: Low. Dan appears to be the
main CoS spokesperson nowadays. He came on as one of the most
reasonable posters to put forth the CoS view, often engaging in
reasonably friendly debate. Recently, however, he appears to have
undergone the same metamorphosis most pro-Scientology posters go
through; he is now pretty much mindlessly on the cult side. He no
longer seems to be worth reading. (By: David H Dennis)

Dave Bird---St Hippo of Augustine, da...@xemu.demon.co.uk. Involved
in campaigning on free speech, civil rights, miscarriages of
justice issues. Homepage includes songs, lexicon, Koos+Troutman
humour archives, dogdrowning FAQ, and annotated index of 50 other
pages. Web: http://www.xemu.demon.co.uk/ (By: Dave Bird) David's
pages are as quirky as their author...Dave is a very effective
critic, and when the muse strikes him he is quite able to cut to
the chase and give the cult apologists a nasty bite. Dave's love of
dogs and ASCII art is apparent here, as is his keen appreciation of
scientific method and logical reasoning. He has a nice "plain
English" translation of those weird and wonderful cult rites which
should help out the terminally confused. Like me. Worth a visit....
(By: Lance S. Buckley) Aspiring poet laureate of ARS, I've written
about 20 S.P. songs of various lengths, including "the ElRonRon"
based on the many discreditable episodes of Flubber's life. During
1997, I acquired Duke, the toy dog with waterwings (see dogdrowning
FAQ), and organised frequent UK demos with plenty of street theatre
elements. (By: Dave Bird)

Dave Touretzky, d...@cs.cmu.edu. I'm a computational neuroscientist
on the faculty of Carnegie Mellon University; I started reading ARS
in August 1995 just as Arnie Lerma posted the Fishman Declaration,
and I became the first person in the world to put Fishman up on a
web site, "just to see what would happen." I was threatened with
legal action, of course -- the first of many threats I've collected
from Scientology lawyers. I Enjoy yanking Scientology's chain, and
I've picketed FLAG twice, always in a suit. Web:
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/ (By: Dave Touretzky)

David Alexander (alec), al...@flash.net. I'm trying to make it all
work. I believe it can. I believe the COS leadership can feel
remorse. The barrier is the re-entry psychosis when they take off
the blinders. Behind them they know it is coming. But they don't
have to look. They won't until they have to. And that's who I am.
(By: David Alexander)

David Gerard, f...@suburbia.net, ge...@cougar.vut.edu.au. Melbourne,
Australia. Vague interest in Scientology as a curious silly thing;
then the raid on Dennis Erlich and the threat to Net freedoms I
hold dear. Sniped for a while (a big attraction to a.r.s for me was
the number of SubGenii here), then Helena Kobrin made trouble with
my postmaster and I got angry. Now devote quite a bit of time to
a.r.s, Web page maintenance, IRC #scientology, demonstrating and so
on. My friends are careful not to mention the 'S' word in my
presence in case I start ranting, but are kind enough to relate any
new and amusing tidbits crossing their paths and so on. Scientology
itself is not important; but the organisation *must* be made an
example of so that others will not fuck with the Net. (By: David
Gerard) Web page: http://suburbia.net/~fun/scn/ Mirrored at:
http://wpxx02.toxi.uni-wuerzburg.de/~gerard/ (By: David Gerard)

David Talbot, d...@covina.lightside.com. Coherence: Ok; Level of
Interest: Dull; Relevance: Low; Courtesy: Low; Repetitiousness:
Some; Humour: None. Boring insults of Scientology critics. Nothing
at all interesting about him. Tony: "Has recently been used for
dull but coherent expressions of Scientologists' points of view."
(By: David H Dennis)

Deana M. Holmes, mir...@xmission.com. On IRC: mirele. I've been
reading a.r.s since I got on the Net in 1993, although I remember
Bob "Da Sloth" Bingham jousting with $cientologists on GEnie back
around 1991. I was owned by the late, lamented Xenu the Cat, and
now am owned by Zoe, Xenu's child. In the past I have posted
encheferation from Xenu and Zoe, but since the legal threats from
$cientology's New York lawyers in April, 1996, I've had to give
that up (even though it means that Zoe occasionally gets very
frustrated with me and dumps her cat toys in my purse in protest).
My other claim to fame is that I have attempted to archive
everything (no editing) that has come through my news server,
xmission.com, in a.r.s since February 1995. The archive is now well
over 225Mb, zipped. I'd also like to think that I've stolen the
heart of the Sheriff of a.r.s. Web:
http://www.xmission.com/~mirele/index.html (By: Deana M. Holmes)

Deirdre, dei...@sover.net. On IRC: DeirdreVT or Dev-T. Ex-Scn and
ex-staff, now a free zoner. Always willing to talk to current and
ex-CofS members. However, I should warn ya, I'm frankly more
interested in knitting these days than what the CofS is up to.
Participation on IRC is more social than anything else. [note:
about the famous blue bathrobe:] Oh, me too, me too! Can't forget
to include THAT. I was Vera's first victim. Tarla made her famous,
but at first she paid attention to only me. Web:
http://www.sover.net/~deirdre/ (By: Deirdre)

Dennis Erlich, Dennis....@support.com. "That Person";
currently being sued by Church. His recent posts have been
excellent. (By: David H Dennis) In spite of remaining within the
eye of the storm throughout its duration he has maintained his
sense of balance throughout. He recognizes a.r.s. for what it is --
a Usenet newsgroup, not an ad hoc army of anti-scientologists who
are bound to follow his orders and his way of thinking about the
cult. In spite of personal tragedies and continued attack by the
CoS, he has managed to keep his perspective on it all. (By: Diane
Richardson)

DeoMorto, DeoM...@aol.com. Why am I on ARS? I was in the SO for 14
years, as far as I know I'm the only person on ARS to have been
declared TWICE by the CofS (1982 and 1989) - a mark of distinction
I feel. I actually started out on ARS being more of a defender of
the CofS than a critic - my main disagreement with the CofS being
one of free speech. Gradually over the last two years or so I have
gotten more and more irritated with a lot of the CofS tactics. When
I first started on ARS I was looking more for old acquaintances
than any sort of urge to get involved - in fact I get irritated
with myself because I still care about it enough to get aggravated
by it. (By: DeoMorto)

Diane Richardson, ao...@yfn.yfn.edu, ref...@ibm.net. Posts court
transcripts of cases involving Scientology; good sense of humour,
too. (By: David H Dennis) Diane was a great power and influence in
those days. Frequently waspish (some things never change), she had
this ability to box opponents into a corner through the application
of informed logic. Now more of a voice in the wilderness (largely,
I believe, through unnecessary feuds with others) but, despite our
violent disagreements on certain matters, I still retain this
sneaking respect for her..........(By: Sister Clara) To put more
bluntly what Clara edges around, during 1996 Diane embarked in a
frenzied campaign against Paulette Cooper, which proved nothing
except Diane's temper, and has since systematically attacked every
idea or tactic successful against the cult using all sorts of
absurd chop logic and dissembling. From a respected contributor,
she has descended to being a second-rate troller. (By: Dave Bird)

Dick Cleek, dcl...@uwc.edu Found "Snake Thompson" material and 1985
60 Minutes transcript http://pharos.uwc.edu/lrh/60min.html). Rabbit
Hunter. Expert witness in RTC vs. Factnet (Denver) and RTC vs.
Lerma (Virginia). Maintains "Mapping Scientology" website at
http://pharos.uwc.edu/~dcleek/cos/world2.html Home page at
http://pharos.uwc.edu/facstaf/cleek.html (By: Dick Cleek)

Dominion (real name James McLaughlin), co...@brokersys.com. James
is a 37 year old ex-magician living in Houston Tx. He studied Laser
and Optical physics at Texas State Technical College in Waco TX.
His interest in close up magic and mentalism led him to study the
occult extensively while in high school. His belief in the
paranormal suffered a grave shock the first time he saw Uri Geller
performing simple magic tricks while passing them off as real
psychic powers. Was critical of the Church from 1986-1988 on local
talk radio (Houston) most notably on the Roger Gray, and Doug Brown
shows. Found ARS in 1995 and started posting in 1997. He is also an
amateur astronomer, and science buff. Main concern is the appalling
lack of scientific literacy in America. (By: Dominion)


E:

efish, efis...@wimsey.com. ed de fish. bird. yella but not
chicken. talks real good though incomprehensibly to some. arscc
mascot (not fish*man*, that's another kinda mascot), usually
located on left shoulders of whatever bathrobes available and
compliant. likes: her blue fuzzy-wuzzy nibblie-poo, the writings of
a certain science fiction writer (*very* absorbent!) and parties.
peeves: sunflower seeds (gas), spiritual enlightenment (gas) and
midge (gas) ambition: to attend the grady ward institute of
elocutionary excellence. or to be immortal. can't fucking decide.
does *not* wanna cracker. wants a james-brown instead. Web:
http://www.knosso.com/NWHQ/ (By: efish)

Elizabeth McCoy, emc...@jade.mv.net. Everyone loves Elizabeth
McCoy. She is perhaps the only pro-Scientology poster who is in
nobody's killfile. And, best of all, she's back with her bum modem
at long last repaired, freely engaging in dialogue with ARS
posters. (applause) Her background is interesting: Her mother is
somewhere high up in the Scientology operation, and Beth defends it
on the basis that auditing has been successful for her; however,
she has received much of it at no charge from her mother. She's
likeable, at times hilarious and very intelligent. Scientology
desperately needs more people like her. (By: David H Dennis)

Exile49 (Ansel R. Hook), Exi...@aol.com. Just plain "Bob"
otherwise. Lives in St. Pete, FL. Always had a sour opinion of the
Co$ and their lockstep mentality but when I read about Lisa
McPherson and the obvious lies about her death I decided, with some
reluctance, to make it my fight too. I will fight the clam
collective: resistence is NOT futile, I will NOT be assimilated.
(By: Exile49)

Ex Mudder, dke...@best.com. Cancer Survivor. Read OT 3 during
Chemotherapy and didn't get a sniffle (just spewed what I was
drinking on the monitor, keyboard, etc). Member number 4 of
TheKeith [TM], all rights reserved - you will be confused; eternal
foes of the Anti-Keith. Science Fiction Fan, thought Hubbard and
Scientologists were ineffectual loons. After a few years of hearing
more and more disturbing stories, I visited A.R.S and haven't
looked back. I have a tendency to give used BT's to my cats to play
with. (By: Ex Mudder)


G:

Gary Scarff, sca...@iag.net. Formerly, Scarff featured as an
important witness against the cult, but then flip-flopped and
testified for them. He has flipped and flopped so often since then
that neither side bothers with him any more. His entry onto ARS was
heralded with great fanfare, but he simply posts short articles of
incoherent abuse and 80% of those with killfiles have plonked him.
(By: Dave Bird)

Gene Decheff, GDec...@aol.com. Ex-Scientologist and staff member
of 15 years, and Ex-Sea Org member of 11 years. Introduced to
Scientology in Columbus, Ohio. Joined Sea Org at Flag in
Clearwater, FL in 1979. Left Sea Org, ("blew") in late 1990 from
the Gold base in Gilman Hot Springs, CA where I had been an RTC and
Gold staff member. Left the Sea Org after no longer being able to
tolerate the robotic control, de-humanizing and cruel treatment of
staff members by certain church executives. Since leaving the
church I have never originated any attacks on the church, as
revenge or getting even is not my goal. I am, however, not afraid
to tell the truth about what I know and have experienced while in
the church. If those concerned with these experiences have done no
wrong in them, then they have nothing to fear in the truth being
told. (By: Gene Decheff)

Geoffrey Burling, lly...@agora.rdrop.com. SP Level 0.9,
Olympic-Class Bore. I was never a member of the CoS, but my native
Portland was a busy recruiting ground for that organization. I
Describe myself as a second-string critic because I feel I lack the
time to monitor the newsgroup and compose the quality of post I am
satisfied with. My posts are sometimes thoughtful, sometimes
scurrilous.

GoofY (also known as Steven de Brouwer), Go...@stack.nl. I was one
of the first 100 Angry Dutchmen to put the Fishman papers on the
web. Also quoted a lot of OT7-48, and made some satires on the
seekret peepers... Had to move my Co$-papers away from the
university computers. Very suppressive, but not active. Posts on
ARS are mostly cross-posts from nl.scientology. Web:
http://huizen.dds.nl/~goofsel/Co$/ (By: GoofY)

Grady Ward, gr...@netcom.com. The scieno's seem very frightened of
this man, and with good reason. He says that freedom of speech is
his own religion. He is inviting people to send to him, by post or
by secure email, extracts from the cult's secret scriptures. He
fully expects to be raided by the cult, but says he is prepared for
such an event. He has received extensive harassment from Eugene
Ingram, a PI working for the cult - details are on Ron Newman's Web
page. In response to this he has somehow obtained Ingram's personal
details and used them to file charges. (By: Martin L Poulter) Grady
is one of many net people who are currently engaged in litigation
with Scientology at the time of writing this. Here you will find
various documents of interest. The Real Audio recording of his
deposition by the cult are well worth a listen if you have the time
to download them. Grady is temporarily away from ars while he is
involved with his lawsuit, but things turn up here that will keep
you up to date on what's happening. Fascinating stuff. A new
addition (soon) should be pointers to the Real Audio recordings
taken at H Keith Henson's deposition. Again, required listening for
those who want to experience the cult's legal tactics almost first
hand. Web: http://209.66.96.19/g/r/grady/ (By: Lance S. Buckley) He
has effectively turned the CoS tactic of harassment into the most
potent weapon to be used against the cult, utilizing the strengths
of Usenet to their fullest. He is making the CoS penchant for
litigating against critics so ludicrous that even a blind judicial
system can't help but realize they're being used to perpetrate a
travesty of justice. (By: Diane Richardson)

Gregg Hagglund, elr...@cgo.wave.ca. Priest in an obscure "NewAge"
denomination, Gregg is active on a referral basis as an exit
counselor to those leaving controlling "newage" cults. After
attending a private workshop on the needs and fears of those
exiting/escaping from Scientology he became interested in
researching the cult and its activities. After lurking for several
months on a.r.s. and having done a lot of reading Gregg has
committed himself to open opposition to the Cos. "I am opposed to
Cos because of the harm it does in the name of religion and under
the guise of a religion, when it is clearly operating as a
business, con game and money scam. It is their *presumed right to
conduct harmful activities* and impose their will on others without
limit I oppose, not whether they in believe Xenu etc. The
programmed activities and repressive actions [sanctioned by the
hierarchy of the Cos] upon their own members and anyone they deem
"enemy" are extremely aggressive, abusive and routinely inhumane. I
believe the rapid nonviolent demise of this criminally active money
hungry cult will preserve the lives and sanity of thousands, if not
millions of individuals throughout the world." Web:
http://www.cgocable.net/~elrond/. (By: Gregg Hagglund)


H:

Henri, (usually lower case; IRL: Rob Clark)
anon...@nyx10.cs.du.edu. Unpleasant to read due to extreme
rudeness, but often puts in some very funny jabs. Viciously
attacked by COS. (By: David H Dennis) Henry was forced off the Net
for a time when he lost his job due to the efforts of Scientology
Private Detective Gene Ingram. His departure, which lasted several
months, spawned a whole host of imitators, none of which really
captured the style and originality of the original. A more gentle
version (well, most of the time) returned after the unscheduled
break. At his best when arguing with Co$ reps like Andy Milne (qv),
he has sometimes become involved in flamewars with other critics
which have tended to leave all the participants looking decidely
singed. (By: Sister Clara)

Homer Wilson Smith, ho...@math.cornell.edu,
ho...@light.lightlink.com. A major member of the Free Zone and
creator of alt.clearing.technology. For the Scientology "Tech",
against the Church as an organization. Homer maintains the Lazarus
Early Warning Alert system for cancels in a.r.s. (By: David H
Dennis)

Huheyniaman, (no email; used a penet account). Coherence: Poor;
Relevance: Very Low; Repetitiousness: High; Humour: None. Pure
vitriol. This guy's sole purpose for existing is to make Jeff
Jacobsen's existence difficult; apparently has a personal grudge.
Launched thinly veiled attacks on the Cult Awareness Network (CAN)
under the guise of tutorials in Scientology. (By: David H Dennis)


I:

Ivan Stang, aka Rabbi Ben Meshugina, rabb...@alpha.c2.org. Head of
the Church of the SubGenius. Rarely posts on ars. Some excellent
stories. (By: David H Dennis)


J:

Jack Farmer, jack....@crusade1.uucp.netcom.com. Jack and Sally
Hooper had a wonderful Internet affair, after one of them left the
other's address at the bottom of a post. Jack's an illegal PC, and
is obsessed with fat cells, among other things. He is the
*original* ars spammer; he used to put out up to a hundred posts a
day in his efforts, most of which had a one-line reply at the end,
something like "Ha ha ha ha ha; worng agian, as per usaul!", or
"100% wroing, as usuall." He was wonderful with the spelling
errors, and was capable of ten or more in a *single* sentence! Runs
the Crusade BBS. (By: Martin Hunt)

Jamesm, Jam...@earthlink.net. A combination of Brian Stone and
David Talbot. (By: David H Dennis)

James Parker, ag...@netcom.com. An above average Scientologist,
James can occasionally put together a coherent sentence. He has
not, however, learned how to give his messages much in the way of
entertainment value. "Woody" seems to now be controlling this
poster's brain, making him far less interesting than he was in the
past. (By: David H Dennis)

James Wood, aa...@sfn.saskatoon.sk.ca I first came across
Scientology in the 1970's while doing undergraduate work studying
psychology, specifically focusing on the idea of thought
reform/brainwashing. I've been a critic since, but have only lurked
on a.r.s. for about two years. I post occasionally. I became
particularly upset at their attempts to stifle free speech and
their use of the legal system to harass people and destroy lives.
Web page: http://www3.sk.sympatico.ca/woodm/ (By: James Wood)

Jeff Jacobsen, cul...@primenet.com. Very articulate, to-the-point
posting style. He maintains an ftp site with the all-important
affidavits from the Fishman case and is the author of several
essays on cults and on Dianetics. Jeff knows about cults through
personal experience (don't remember which cult, though). Jeff is
also a CAN member and, perhaps because of this, has drawn
particular venom from the apologists. Russell Shaw has threatened
to picket Jeff in return for his picketing of a Scientology org.
Jeff Jacobsen's Web page:
http://www.primenet.com/~cultxpt/index.htm (By: Martin L Poulter)

Jens Tingleff, jens...@imaginet.fr. I am a research engineer who
doesn't like totalitarian groups who try to censor Usenet. I got
drawn into the conflict right around the time of the raid on Dennis
Erlich. I spend too much time reading Usenet, and a respectable
amount of time digging up information, getting French court
documents to places where they might do some good (e.g. the Web)
and going to pickets. I post a fair amount of Joking & Degrading
material to a.r.s., but I try to stay clear of the flamewars. I Try
to offer moral and financial support to deserving critics. Webpage:
http://wwwusers.imaginet.fr/~jensting/. (By: Jens Tingleff)

Jet, aka Robert Carlson, j...@aloha.com. He came on as an scn at
first, but I so successfully trolled him that I made him post
critical articles to ars under the name "Jetsceptic" as per my
"orders" as an agent of the cult. This would never have been known
but for the fact he posted the troll to ars, a month after
discovering how fooled he was. (I posed as Jason Kries, OSA INT ARS
Project I/C). He left in humiliation, after the expected praise for
exposing me in the "Martin Hunt, Bare-Faced Liar" series of posts
turned against him in grand style. (He may have gotten the idea for
that subject line from one of the critical books I ordered him to
go to the library and read.) He made a few feeble posts, and then
departed in shame, gales of laughter ushering him along. Later, he
came back to make trouble for the #clambake IRC channel. (By:
Martin Hunt)

Jim A Fetters, fet...@enuxsa.eas.asu.edu. Writes great SubGenius-
inspired parodies of Scientologist postings. (By: David H Dennis)
Web: http://www.snafu.de/~tilman/jokebob.txt

Jim Lippard, lip...@primenet.com. Prominent skeptic, has matched
contributions to Erlich fund. Web page:
http://www.primenet.com/~lippard/pis.html (By: David H Dennis)
Skeptic and Critic. Never a member of the Church of Scientology.
Former member of the Church of the SubGenius (Reverend Jim
Lippard). (By: Jonathon Barbera)

Joe Harrington, jo...@server.nlbbs.com, joe...@worldnet.att.net.
FACTnet member who has posted lots of useful FACTnet material. Joe
is the author of 'Imagine the new scientology world order' which
gets reposted from time to time. (By: Martin L Poulter)

Johan Wevers, joh...@vulcan.xs4all.nl. I got involved in the fight
against scientology when the cult* raided my provider, xs4all. I
maintain a Fishman homepage,
http://www.xs4all.nl/~johanw/index.html and temporarily put up
parts of the NOTs on it. I'm a strong advocate of strict freedom of
speech, and I admitted to being the 2nd Vorlon who posted the NOTs
to alt.religion.scientology in August, 1996. (By: Johan Wevers and
Martin Hunt)

John Ritson, jo...@jritson.demon.co.uk. Ran into Scientology back in
1968, had practically forgotten about them (unless you walk down
Tottenham Court Road, or live in East Grinstead, where they are the
major cause of suicide, you would be pretty unlucky to encounter
them in the UK) until March 1995 when annoyed by 'Woody' spamming
Usenet on behalf of the 'Cruch'. Founder member of the British
BodyThetan Society dedicated to protecting these loveable loyal
little creatures from attempts by the confused, suppressive
Hubbardistas to destroy them or blame them for all problems. Owner
of a blue bathrobe (and a pink-striped white shirt). Web:
http://www.jritson.demon.co.uk/bodythetan.htm (By: John Ritson)

Jonas Flygare, aka flax, fl...@algonet.sewith a randomly updated
page http://www.algonet.se/~flax/scientology.html My engagement
today is as much as I have time for, which isn't too much,
unfortunately, and reading the newsgroup to keep up to date with
the goings on. Oh, and I do own (really!) "Great Mambo Chicken and
the Transhuman Condition." Good book! (By: Jonas Flygare)

Jonathon Barbera, bar...@primenet.com, formerly
id...@primenet.com. Qliphah on irc. Phoenix, Arizona, USA; former
Churchie who was expelled (declared an SP) in 1994. Critic of some
of the practices of the Church of Scientology and its related
organizations. I am fond of and interested in most Scientology tech
and consider myself an Independent Scientologist (called a Squirrel
in the Church). I began posting to ars in 1992 as a Churchie and
began posting more as a critic beginning in 1995. (By: Jonathon
Barbera)

Justin the Blue, ea...@agora.rdrop.com. No home page yet, but hope
springs eternal. Vitals: Auburn coat, chestnut mane and tail, 8 and
1/2 hands high at the withers. Turn ons: metaphysics, collecting
maps, drawing maps, mah jongg, cribbage, the Lambert Conformal
Projection. Turn offs: unnecessary litigation, holier-than-thou
'religions'. Not, I repeat NOT a Scientologist even though Koos
says I'm a double agent. Been lurking since before Dennis Erlich
even *started* posting. Founder of the Golden Gate Bridge Club
(GGBC), for those of us who are Koos's Institutional Cases (we come
24 to the case). Only post sporadically, as I don't believe in
chiming in unless I have something to say. Remember, religion is
but a tool. If you have the courage, don't follow *anybody*. If you
don't have the courage, at least don't let yourself be used. On irc
as 'blue-jay' at those rare times I can get round to there. (By:
Justin the Blue)


K:

Karin Spaink, ksp...@xs4all.nl. Writer. Never a member. Got
involved after CoS chose to raid her provider, XS4all, in September
1995, because of the presence of the Fishman Affidavit on one of
their user's homepages. She put up her own Fishman homepage and
asked others to do likewise. CoS has been threatening with lawsuits
on account of copyright infringement of the OTs ever since. The
first lawsuit, in December 1995, was dropped by CoS because they
could not come up with the evidence. The second lawsuit was
scheduled for February 1996; Karin won, and is the proud owner of
the first legally approved Fishman Affidavit homepage. Needless to
say, CoS has appealed; the appeal is pending. CoS now wants to
settle. Web: http://www.xs4all.nl/~kspaink/ (By: Karin Spaink)

Keith "Justified And Ancient" Cochran, ja...@dimensional.com,
jan...@aol.com. Critic, never a member. HMOFIC-ARSFC. (HeadMother
FuckerInCharge-AltReligionScientologyFinancialCommittee[tm].) First
got interested because of the illegal cancels. Got my first
KobrinGram over the "7 lines". Got my second over putting the
Fishman Affidavit on my (now defunct) FTP directory at Netcom.
Third time's the charm, they say... Web:
http://www.dimensional.com/~janda/ (By: Keith A. Cochran)

Keith Henson, khe...@shell.portal.com. And dear Keith is still
here. Got bored with simply posting and decided to take the cult on
directly. Got rewarded with a court case that he gives every
indication of enjoying. Was a friend of Timothy Leary prior to the
latter's death. That alone makes me a fan. (By: Sister Clara)
Exploits documented in Ed Regis' book, _Great Mambo Chicken and the
Transhuman Condition: Science Slightly Over the Edge_,
Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc. 1990. See review at
http://zippy.physics.uwo.ca/text/mambo_chicken.html (By: Dick
Cleek)

Keith Wyatt AKA Gun_Bunny, kew...@teleport.com. [SSP-3] (the
Critic's critic), Banned from IRC #scientology 1996. I first
appeared on ARS in April 1995 with a horrible troll regarding
critics threatening my life. This didn't go over too well and ever
since that time I've been the subject of heavy criticism. I believe
that we all practice FAIR GAME and Dead Agenting we just never
wrote it down like LRH. I studied GO operations in the late 70's
and 80's while a member of the RCP and WWP and used their
techniques to our advantage. I have never been a member/agent of
the OSA or CoS, although I have been audited in the Freezone
recently. I look at the writings of LRH as a metaphor more than a
truth. I think the investigative techniques of the CoS are the best
of any private organization in the US, although not as strong as
the IRA, PLO and other political organizations. Some of my posts
are trolls and others are serious, you decide which post are the
trolls. Yes, I was homeless from January to May 97 and suffer from
alcoholism. I'm a faithful Catholic and some people love me outside
of ARS (REALLY!). Most admired people on ARS are Bev, Diane, Keith
Henson and ste...@aol.com. RCP=Revolutionary Communist Party, USA
(Gone, see CSPR); WWP=Workers World Party http://www.workers.org;
SSP=Suppressive Suppressive Person award given by
stho...@netcom.com. Webpage: http://www.teleport.com/~kewyatt/
(By: Keith Wyatt). Keith Wyatt (kwy...@fix.net, keit...@aol.com,
kew...@ix.netcom.com, kew...@teleport.com, and Gun Bunny on IRC.
He also posted as gun_bunny from an open account at the Eugene
Public Library). In his posts, he has stated that he is a
recovering alcoholic, was homeless for a while, and served in the
military. Other posters have accused him of working for the CoS.
His posts archived on Deja News, however, show no obvious
connection with the CoS: groups he posted to from his earliest
known account (fix.net) include rec.radio.shortwave,
alt.security.pgp, alt.paranet.ufo and misc.activism.militia. This
posting pattern continued - while on AOL, he published his Social
Security Number on misc.activism.milita - and only gradually did he
post primarily on ARS. He presently appears to have dedicated his
life to getting attention by defending Scientology, and has proven
to be their most enduring and effective apologist. Hopefully they
are paying him something for his labors. (By: Geoff Burling)

Ken Long, ken...@netcom.com. According to Tony Sidaway: "Supports
Scientology (which he refers to as "the subject"). Opposes most of
current activities on the net for reasons, he says, of Scientology
ethics. Compare to a fundamentalist Jew who opposes the state of
Israel on biblical grounds. Ken did some work at Flag for which he
was not paid. He wants equity, not revenge." Now "considers himself
a Free Zoner", per Deirdre. (Tony Sidaway predicted that this would
happen). (By: David H Dennis)

Kim Baker, kba...@uctlib.uct.ac.za. Perhaps the most eloquent and
moving anti-COS poster; see my archived posts on the first page for
details. (By: David H Dennis) Kim was a member of Co$ before she
began posting to ars. Subsequently, she chose to blow and became a
vehement critic. When FACTNet was raided, she was asked to join the
FACTNet board and became, for a while, the poster who spoke for
that organisation and the issuer of FACTNet press releases. Finding
the pressures of that position too great, she came once more under
the influence of OSA who managed to persuade her to sign two
affidavits which perpetuated a number of myths about the critics
which Co$ was anxious to promote in order to help them in their US
legal cases. She subsequently went to a lawyer and signed a third
affidavit disavowing the first two. It would be fair to say that
Kim is not trusted by many, if not most, critics as a result of
these actions. Despite this, she posts on occasion and still enjoys
good relations with the group of critics that are closely
associated with FACTNet. Her story can be found on various
websites, including Marina's and my own. (By: Sister Clara). I
would only add that I was the lone South African poster to a.r.s.
at one stage, and since very few of the critics knew me personally,
or I them, I feel I should never have posted so personally to a.r.s
in the first place - no-one could come and check it out for
themselves. The events described here took place between August
1994 and November 1995. Since November 1995, to date, my position
has remained the same - I am critic of Scientology, and other
*South African* critics have no problems trusting me, because they
actually *know* me. I occasionally post to a.r.s., but prefer to
keep my distance, personally. (By: Kim Baker)

Koos Nolst Trenite, Koos.T...@trenite.de,
ba...@fim.uni-erlangen.de. Coherence: Coherent to him, not to
people trying to read it; Content: bewildering and
incomprehensible; Repetitiousness: Moderate (most of the posts look
and feel similar); Courtesy: High. (surprisingly enough, a nice
guy); Humour: ? Koos, who apparently worked closely with L. Ron
Hubbard at one time, posts the results of "security check" audits
conducted by him for the Church of Scientology. The messages, alas,
are formatted in a bizarre way that makes him nearly
incomprehensible. He won Kook of the Month for his messages,
despite stiff competition. Tony Sidaway: "He is under the
impression that he can channel LRH's thoughts. He posted a
communique late in December 1994 announcing that he had deposed
David Miscavige as leader of the Church of Scientology." See also
the Koos FAQ by Tilman Hausherr, til...@berlin.snafu.de. (By: David
H Dennis)

KrishM, kri...@aol.com My stint in Scientology began with a quest
to find some therapy for my depression shortly after beginning
college. I had found that the cost of psychological counseling was
way beyond my means, and I somehow ended up in a Scientology
center. There too, the cost seemed prohibitive, and so I was lured
into being on staff, signing a two-year contract so I could get
auditing and courses for free. I was on staff for 8 months and then
quit and just became public. I earned an average of less than $15
for each week while on staff, sometimes only $2 or $3. At the end
of college, the Time magazine article echoed all the things I'd
felt ever since I read Dianetics and became involved with the cult,
and so I quit for good. 4 years on and off, my life wasted, my free
time taken away, my arm (figuratively) twisted to do things I
didn't want to, my credit ruined, my wallet bilked. They saw I was
vulnerable and stupid at the time, so I was lied to and taken
advantage of. And then, when in a moment of drunken stupidity after
I told the OT3 who was auditing me that I'd read and agreed with
the Time article, I was given a copy of the Knowledge Report that
she had filed. Before that, she made like she was my best buddy.
What a phony bitch. I guess I got declared, but I didn't know it
then. I found most Scientologists do not have much of an education,
and to be completely ignorant about what college is, or are simply
high school and college dropouts. They couldn't make it in the real
world so they hide in some madman's twisted fictional world, and
pretend that they are living life to its fullest. (By: KrishM)


L:

Lance S. Buckley, la...@avalon.demon.co.uk. [SP4, GGBC #26,
ARSCC(UK), J&D, KoX, KbM#11] A critic since hearing about the
attempted illegal rmgroup of a.r.s by Helena Kobrin. Tends to
divide his time between Joking and Degrading, Transcribing TV shows
and converting the results to HTML, Lurking on IRC's #scientology,
Attending all the pickets he can with his trusty video-camera
"Vera" and Spreading the word about Scientology in the real world
wherever possible to anyone who will listen. Lance's Scientology
pages can be found at: http://www.avalon.demon.co.uk/cos.htm (By:
Lance S. Buckley)

Lars Westergren, lars.weste...@student.uu.se. Minor Swedish
critic, 22 yrs old. Never been in contact with Scientology until I
started reading a.r.s but decided to take action after reading
about their treatment of members and attempts to silence criticism.
Agnostic, pacifistic humanist. Mass murderer in previous life
according to Koos Nolst Treniete. Web:
http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/1154/me.html. (By: Lars
Westergren)

Lee Thompson-Herbert, l...@crl.com. I've been a critic of the Church
of Scientology since 1990 or 1991, when the CoS started a
disinformation campaign against the antidepressant drug Prozac. I
was a clinical psych student at the time, and I was utterly
disgusted that the culties were smearing one of the drugs that
actually _helped_ people. I didn't find a.r.s until 1995. After the
cult started misusing court orders to rampage through critics'
houses, I became a more visible critic. I started posting through
the (now defunct) penet.fi anonymous server under the pseudonym
Sionnach Ruadh. After I made signs at a protest, I started getting
harassing phone calls. I guess they didn't like "CHURCH OF THE HOLY
LAWSUIT." Since the scumbags already know where I live, I have no
reason to use an anonymous server anymore. Member, Knights of Xenu
(1995). Joker and Degrader. SP3. (By: Lee Thompson-Herbert)

L. Sobocinski, 76523...@compuserve.com. Coherence: Decent;
Humour: None. He used to post reasonably coherent stuff, but
recently he has descended closer to the Rick level. Tony Sidaway
says that he's actually a decent guy in private mail. (By: David H
Dennis) An OT8, many of us will find it hard to ever forgive him
for some quite appalling NAZI gibes aimed primarily at Tilman
Hausherr(qv). (By: Sister Clara)


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Maggie Council, cou...@luna.cas.usf.edu. SP4, KoX, Never a member;
became curious from working downtown Clearwater and seeing all the
pseudo-Navy suits. On a.r.s. since 1994. Got a Kobringram from the
Time of the 6 Lines, and University officials received letters
demanding that my account be revoked in 1994 or 5 [still here,
though]. Co-compiler of List of Front Groups, and Timeline of
Harassment [Clearwater edition]. Went to D.C. in 1995 to view Scn
tax exemption papers. Wasn't allowed to see 'em. Don't mix me up
with Margaret. Anthropological resources available; the
anthropology of Scn is really amazingly scary sometimes. (By:
Maggie Council)

Marina Chong, mar...@super.zippo.com, mar...@singnet.com.sg.
SP4(*), KoX, GGBC#13, KBM#5, Joker/Degrader. Official cheerleader
of ARSCC's Joker and Degrader division, and much respected comrade
in arms. Marina is a Singapore Girl with attitude. A veritable mine
of technical information when you least expect it, and a critic of
the cult who is well known for her no nonsense approach. Marina's
vital statistics are *ouch* er, yes... are her own business. She's
picky as hell too. Marina has kindly hosted pages generated by
other critics, and also mirrors some of the other sites. So have a
look around, you'll find a nice collection of stuff here. Marina's
Manor on the Web: http://www.best.com/~mchong/index.shtml (By:
Lance S. Buckley)

Marion Delgado, fs...@aurora.alaska.edu. I first encountered
Scientologists here in Fairbanks giving their tests. Once I saw
their stupid, insulting tests, I started to make fun of them, but
the ones here were pitiful, underfed and threadbare, living in a
shack. I got reinterested seeing their anti-hacker stuff (I feel
they put USA today up to its "FBI-sourced" antihacker scare-story).
I hate copyright fakery (Island records, Disney) used to suppress
critical art. The more I learn about Scientology the more I dislike
it. However, I agree with it on many points: the existence and
importance of the reactive mind, the dangers that psychiatry
presents (cf. Frances Farmer), the possibility of reincarnation,
that fixing neurosis increases testable intelligence (not
reality-testing). (By: Marion Delgado)

Martin Hunt, mar...@islandnet.com or uo...@freenet.victoria.bc.ca.
I am a longtime and frequent poster to ars, and I maintain several
of the newsgroup's FAQs: a booklist, the large ARS FAQ, a
terminology list, a who's who, and more. I am an ex-Scientologist,
and I consider Scientology to be a criminal organization, the
purpose of which was to garner money, power, and fame for the man
at the top - L. Ron Hubbard - before he died in 1986. The cult's
mangement is still operating on Hubbard's corrupt policies, and
thinks nothing of suing and harassing its critics into silence. I
believe that Scientology represents a grave threat to the concepts
and tenets of freedom, democracy, and the internet. Web:
http://www.ncf.carleton.ca/~av282/. (By: Martin Hunt)

Martin L. Poulter, M.L.P...@Bristol.ac.uk. A softly spoken,
gentle man who has really pissed off the UK branch of Scientology.
During a recent demonstration outside the cult's London office, he
was singled out in print as being the leader of a mob of Howling
Copyright Terrorists - an appointment that was news to both him and
the rest of us there. His web pages are a blend of righteous
indignation and calculating analysis: definitely worth a visit for
those interested in the UK point of view. Martin and his pages have
appeared on television in the UK a couple of times now, once on
Cyber.Cafe, a late night net related show, and also on Newsnight, a
prestigious BBC2 current affairs program. Harassment Martin has
experienced: Kobringram letter, derogatory leaflets handed out on
street in London. Web: http://mail.bris.ac.uk/~plmlp/ (By: Lance S.
Buckley)

Maureen E. Garde, mga...@mars.superlink.net. Maureen is perhaps
best known for the ARSCC Wine and Cheese parties that she holds in
her basement. What may be less well known is that she went to law
school with another well known ars personality, the one and
(thankfully) only Helena K Kobrin. Legend has it she even attended
Helena's wedding. Makes you wonder what happened to HKK considering
the fact that Maureen turned out so nice even though she is in the
legal profession. When I last looked there was no mention of Helena
here, but considering how many lay lawyers frequent ars, it's
refreshing to see trained legal opinion for once. A few of the
eye-opening topics for your perusal are: "The Purpose of
Scientology and the Courts", "What is Scientology (a brief
discussion)", "Scientology's Litigation History." (By: Lance S.
Buckley) The item about my attending [HKK's] wedding is incorrect.
I Started following a.r.s. when I saw Helena's name mentioned in a
post. (By: Maureen Garde) Web: http://superlink.net/~mgarde/

M Dunn, u1...@cc.keele.ac.uk. Coherence: Excellent. A first-rate
advocate of Scientology, one of the few on the newsgroup. Fully
engages in dialogue with anti-Scientology forces. (By: David H
Dennis)

Michael Reuss, mre...@rmi.net. Software engineer, Loveland CO, USA.
ARS-CC R&D, KoX, GGBC, SP5 and Honorary Kid. I was ambivalent when
first drawn to a.r.s (in 3/95) by some horrible logic and misuse of
the word 'criminal' in an article cross-posted to sci.skeptic by
Co$ persona Rick Sherwood (Woody). Once here, I was appalled to
learn of the Co$ raiding Dennis Erlich's home, a blood smearing
incident at Tom Klemesrud's home and Kobrin's RMGROUP attempt 3
months prior. Since then, I've seen (firsthand) them attack free
speech, commit abuses against (current and former) members, lie,
and harass their critics. The Co$ made me into a critic by such
activities. (By: Michael Reuss)

Modemac, mod...@netcom.com. Finger him for a free CoSG pamphlet,
although it's just not the same without all the funny graphics. :-)
M L Poulter comments: Subgenius, longtime a.r.s participant and
maintainer of a cool ftp site. Victim, if that's the word, of
another crap attempt at "outing". Vera posted his real name to
a.r.s, but this completely failed to impress anyone: Modemac had
been using his real name on other groups for months. Web:
http://www.tiac.net/users/modemac/cos.html (By: David H Dennis)


N:

Neil Muspratt, ne...@fit.qut.edu.au. Brisbane, Australia. Critic,
SP3, never been a member, periodic poster. One of the local org
staffers attempted to recruit me one night way back in 1985, quite
a disturbing experience for a then 18 year old. I had heard the Co$
was weird and this event proved it. I had no real interest in the
cult for years until I stumbled across a.r.s in June 1995. Lurked a
bit, then read most of Ron Newman's web page in a 3 hour non-stop
session and couldn't believe how the cult could be so stupid to try
what they pulled in the most public forum on the planet. Then I got
angry. Started picketing in March 1996. My aim? Make people aware
of the actions of an obnoxious organisation that preys on
unsuspecting human beings. Web: http://sky.fit.qut.edu.au/~neil/
(By: Neil Muspratt)

Number 3, see...@ix.netcom.com. One in the audience at the ongoing
performance of scientology vs everyone; tries to attend and report
on the court cases in San Jose, and to keep up with the legal
cases; puts in an occasional relevant article from periodicals;
tries to find some common sense in turbulent ars scene. Web site at
http://pw2.netcom.com/~seekon/home.html. (By: Number 3)


P:

Padre Martini, Archdukebishop of West Texas, z5...@ttacs.ttu.edu.
Experience with Scn: None, other than attending pickets and asking
loads of questions about Scientology that never seem to get
answered. Believes in the freedom of religion, but that no one has
the right to censor the Internet, raid people's homes, lie, rape,
murder, steal, frame, and drive people insane in the name of L. Ron
Hubbard. Maintains a Frequently unanswered questions list and a
large collection of the worst L. Ron Hubbard quotes ever, which are
used liberally to back up his claims. (By: Padre Martini)

Paper Tiger, paper...@nym.alias.net. Anonymous critic, ARS
archiver, Asker of Annoying Questions, Atheist and Skeptic.
Discovered ARS in June 1995 when Scientologist "Chris Miller" made
a post to soc.women in which "she" lied about having a daughter
working for Morrison and Foerster, the law firm representing Dennis
Erlich, in order to besmirch their reputation. SP3, LFDoX (Little
Furry Daughters of Xenu), KBM (Killfiled by Margaret). (By: Paper
Tiger)

Patricia Savenije, txtb...@xs4all.nl. Occasional poster in a.r.s.,
but fairly active in nl.scientology. Likes to mock up scienos, but
is also truly interested in what makes them tick. She hates the
organization, not necessarily all of its members: "Many people have
been seriously harassed and intimidated for speaking openly about
what goes on inside the 'church' of Scientology. They were sued
into bankruptcy, their houses were raided and for some of them,
suicide was the only way out of all the misery. Their voice
deserves all the volume it can get - in newsgroups and on the web,
to begin with." Web: http://www.xs4all.nl/~txtbreed/Co$.htm (By:
Patricia Savenije)

Paulette Cooper, paul...@aol.com. Paulette was virtually a
one-woman anti-cult campaign in the 1970s, and wrote one of the
first critical books about the cult, "The Scandal of Scientology",
for which she was mercilessly hounded by the cult. Having made her
contribution, she now writes lightweight books about pets, etc.,
but does occasionally visit ARS, recently posting a diary of the
cult's harassment against her. (By: Dave Bird)

Pbxtalk, pbx...@ccnet.com. AKA RBOC on IRC #scientology. Anon
Critic and Cynic, with eclectic views and interests. Collector of
Sci-Fi (NOT Hubbard's!) Works for the PhoneCo, A Cult with REAL
Technology! Used to help out in cryonics lab, though not with Keith
Henson. Drawn to ARS by the raid on Dennis, been around ever since.
Believes $cientology ==Spiritual Enlightenment, like Two Cans and a
String==Telephone Network. Reached number 2 on the ARS posting
volume report one week, at which news invoked *Slack!* Still posts
when the mood strikes. Likes: Redheads with Pierced Nipples, MST3K,
Air-Cooled Vehicles, Northern California, Fog. Dislikes:
Fundamentalists with Pierced Nipples, MCI, Volvos, and Southern
California. .sig: *Cheap*Fast*Reliable*--Pick Any Two! Web:
http://www.ccnet.com/~pbxtalk/pbxtalk.html (By: Pbxtalk)

Phil Scott, ps...@interntetmci.com. My background and career is
applied engineering and physics, I've come to value the truth. As a
critic I feel that the Co$ crime and corruption need to be exposed,
the satanic connections, the connections to US, then Interpol
intelligence (heavily documented), and the international currency
manipulations via operatives in the world bank etc.... these are
_key_ and relevant issues, especially when taken as a whole system
of influences. It is also my view that Truth should never be
suppressed, even when found in regrettable circumstances or
packages. LRH indeed has made some significant advances....some
fatal, many in fact, the basic gestalt was from satanic roots....
but some have added remarkably to the knowledge of man...I'll give
one small example... LRH discovered that if a person does something
that he knows is wrong or unjust, that the person will shrink from
it.... as one lives life these instances are numerous, and a being
becomes compressed and very hard core about defending these
errors...and is thus locked into his error. This is valuable
insight..... trashing that locks one into his own pit. My motto,
'value the truth, be truthful, tell the whole truth.... get
educated... an ignorant person cannot comment truthfully. Life is
born on truth... and truth is born on humility...... the resulting
developments are then both valid and quite valuable'. (By: Phil
Scott)

The Pilot, (anonymous, invalid email address of
pi...@hiddenplace.com). I am a Current Member who wants to reform
the CofS and is hiding from OSA; I'm Pro Tech and Anti Policy. I
give out insider data, and I'm hosted by many websites but none are
in direct contact with me. See, for example http://fza.org/pilot.
See the "SCIENTOLOGY REFORMER'S HOME PAGE" by the Pilot at
http://wpxx02.toxi.uni-wuerzburg.de/~krasel/CoS/pilot.html. The
Pilot's Home Page is at http://fza.org/pilot/index.htm. Get the
original Pilot materials (the 32 part SUPER SCIO book) at:
ftp://wpxx02.toxi.uni-wuerzburg.de/pub/ss/index.html (By: The
Pilot)

Pope Charles, William Barwell, wbar...@starbase.neosoft.com. 30
year critic of Scientology, never a member. I found ARS about the
same time Dennis Erlich arrived. I have watched this cult
degenerate year by year for decades and was shocked but not
surprised to see the antics this vicious cult has been up to on the
net, (and off). The cult needs some help so I decided selflessly to
give it the help and guidance it so desperately needs. Sig: "Pope
Charles, SubGenius Pope Of Houston, Slack!" (By: Pope Charles)


R:

Rachel Kadel, rka...@fas.harvard.edu. Both funny and intelligent;
worth a look. (By: David H Dennis)

Ralph Hilton, ra...@xenologics.idiscover.co.uk. Ex- Sea Org. 10
years at Flag. Joined 1972, left 1982 (and declared SP). Cl 5 OT7
in the CofS. Still a Scientologist really but disagree with many
things about the CofS including many crimes, pricing and control of
peoples' lives. I audit people using a technology which I can't
call Scientology because they might sue me. I think the future of
Scientology technology is outside of the CofS. (By: Ralph Hilton)

Rasta Robert, r...@fatima.dds.nl. Became interested in Cof$ vs the
'net throughout the copyright case in the Netherlands against over
20 Dutch ISPs and writer Karin Spaink. Since then I've read up on
the history of $cientology, I even bought a secondhand Tech Dic
recently, to better be able to deconstruct the cults' mangled
language. I've been participating since March '96 in nl.scientology
and on ARS. The internet could be the cults debacle, as a medium it
cannot be controlled like the old mass media. I Blow Body Thetans
with my yidaki (aka didjeridu) by means of circular breathing and
happen to have a blue/green bathrobe. Web:
http://huizen.dds.nl/~rr/scilink.htm (By: Rasta Robert)

Rebecca Hartong, har...@netins.net. I first encountered
Scientology about 4 years ago on AOL in the mental health folders,
debating the merits of modern psychiatric treatment. I first began
reading and posting to alt.religion.scientology about 3 1/2 years
ago with the idea of continuing to battle CCHR's campaign of lies
about psychiatry, and I have continued on as an occasional poster
(but constant reader) since Scientology began threatening freedom
of speech on the Internet. My opinion of Scientology is that the
"philosophy" (such as it is) is a pathetic mish-mash of
misunderstood Eastern religious ideals and pulp sci-fi. The
"management" of Scientology (such as IT is) is criminal, loathsome,
and thoroughly obnoxious. (By: Rebecca Hartong)

Rem Walker, rem...@directnet.com. Humour: Unintentional. Another
Woody clone. (By: David H Dennis)

Rex Basterfield, 10133...@compuserve.com I spent 1975 doing HQS,
Life Repair and part of Student Hat at the Birmingham (UK) mission
(I knew Jon Atack). Following a period of what would now be
identified as depression, I discovered Dianetics(tm) and
Scientology(tm). I was exhilarated by the promises in the seemingly
logical DMSMH and the fantastic statements in Scn. I read many of
the books. I jumped in with my naivete and, after some early
success (mainly with self-processing), I slowly slid into intense
disappointment. I managed to extricate myself with only two home
visits from a Guardian. Years later, I was prompted to get an
internet account when I heard about ARS on television. I don't feel
qualified to discuss the wicked and bizarre things the church has
apparently done to its people over the years. My own angle is more
to do with the philosophy, which proudly boasts what it can do for
the Self and yet, clearly, is ultimately bound to throw most people
permanently off the wonderful lifelong path to Self Knowledge. (By:
Rex Basterfield)

Richmann, Rich...@videotron.ca. Scientologist. Apply the tech in
my life, find it does help me; made gains that are still there
after six months vacation from the Acad. (Took a breather after
staff contract terminated.) Next year, I'll go back to complete my
training as a Class IV auditor. As staff, collected a lot of hats:
Qual Sec, examiner/attester, Word Clearing M1, M2, M4, M9. Key to
life, LOC. About LRH, think that, even if he wrote it up off his
head, he must have stumbled on something because I've seen it work
too many times. Hobbies are: the Net, ARS, electronics, programming
(QBasic, VB/VBA, Excel4 macro expert). Honor roll, still in good
standing. (By: Richmann)

Rick Davis, dav...@kaiwan.com. Same as Rick Sherwood. (By: David H
Dennis)

Rick Sherwood, aka Woody, noo...@netcom.com. Coherence: Dreadful;
Repetitiousness: Extreme; Humour: Unintentionally funny. One of the
most prolific posters on ARS, Rick Sherwood is indeed an enigma.
His posts usually consist of only three or four lines, consisting
of stock phrases he picks out of a small pile arranged neatly on
his desk. Depending on the exact arrangement of stock phrases, he
can be quite funny. However, due to his extremely frequent posting,
you run through his entire set very quickly. At that point, he
becomes very dull and predictable. (By: David H Dennis)

Robert Adams, nin...@netcom.com. Another Clambot. (By: David H
Dennis)

Robert Marcus, 10202...@compuserve.com. Coherence: Dreadful;
Level of Interest: Threats - a real killer of a guy; Courtesy: None
whatsoever - you wouldn't want to meet him in a dark alley; Humour:
None. Robert Marcus is now best known for his death threat to Diane
Richardson, where he said that she was coming closer and closer to
"six feet under". Most posters to ARS were quite outraged by this.
He later wrote a very strange apology, which included a quote of
Rodney King's famous "Can't we just get along" speech. I must say
that his way of getting along (by wishing them six feet under!) is
rather unique and refreshing! We all deeply appreciate these
brilliant insights, of course. :-) Before he became famous, he
wrote saying that he was leaving ars because they were on the side
of death and not life. (By: David H Dennis)

Rod Keller, rke...@netaxs.com. Nickname "Stomps" on #scientology.
Compiler of A.r.s Week in Review - write me for a free email
subscription. Interests - dangers of the Purification Rundown,
Scientology cosmology, how the tech alters the idea of "ethics" to
allow members to do the horrible things Scientology does. Sometime
defender of unpopular causes and/or people on a.r.s. Member of the
ARSCC. (By: Rod Keller)

Roger Gonnet, dictio...@hol.fr. Ex Franchise founder, ex-Lyon
(France) org founder and CO, ex companies-cousellor, ex translator
of 2 millions words of elwrong and now, translator of 270000 +
words criticizing scientology; wrote a book on the subject (Scn-Dn,
a cult armed for war; chronicles of a commercial religion company
of unlimited irresponsibility). Member of KKKGB (Kriminal Kult
Killers Gang's Bird); maintaining a site of more than 5 megs,
reactualized many times a week. Web:
http://wwwperso.hol.fr/~rgonnet. (By: Roger Gonnet)

Rogue Agent, ro...@ccs.neu.edu. Rogue Agent is still missed by many
of us. He had the uncanny ability to think like a Scientologist and
absorb the tech in detail. Must have been effective as Co$ targeted
him and eventually drove him off. (By: Sister Clara)

Roland Rashleigh-Berry, rol...@coltice.force9.co.uk. Since his
arrival in Spring, 1997, Roland has played a key role in real
actions against CoS, not just on ARS, by taunting the cult with an
open display of XEMU. He wears a XEMU costume at pickets, helps
give out "XEMU Loves You" helium balloons to the kiddies, and wrote
the famous "XEMU Leaflet" which has such a dispiriting effect on
the CoS. Since the 'Ho [Helena Kobrin] pressured force9 into
removing the leaflet homepage, he is now expanding XEMU's homepage
at www.xs4all.nl/~xemu. XEMU :->. He was given a bloody nose by a
mad clam [Scientologist] at one UK picket, after which CoS paid him
the remainder of his refund on untaken courses. He has a very dark
and crazy sense of humour which not everyone can get along with,
doesn't suffer fools or trollers gladly, and tends to lash out -
verbally - at idiots. (By: Dave Bird)

Ron Newman, rne...@mit.edu, rne...@theCIA.net. For a huge amount
of information about scientology, check out his outstanding web
page, generally acknowledged as the best on the subject, at:
http://www2.theCIA.net/users/rnewman/home.html (By: David H Dennis)
Ron's pages are generally regarded as the most comprehensive record
of Scientology's abuses both on and off the Internet. His name has
appeared more than once on official Scientology legal documents,
and after reading his pages you'll have a good idea why they are so
worried about him. The scope of these pages is staggering,
especially when you consider that they are solely maintained by
Ron. If ever there was a labour of love, this is it. For anything
from the latest breaking news, to archives of past cult
indiscretions, you will certainly find it here. There is even a
search engine for your convenience, so maybe you'll be able to find
out about "Dead Agenting" and "Xenu" after all. Happy Hunting! (By:
Lance S. Buckley) He has established and maintained a stellar web
site dealing with the CoS/Internet controversy and continues to
keep the site current and relevant. He has provided sane, rational
responses to media representatives who contact him for information
regarding the controversy. (By: Diane Richardson)


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Scott A. McClare, cj...@freenet.carleton.ca. SP 3, GGBC 42, KoX.
Critic, Canadian, English/Rhetoric major at U. of Waterloo. Never
been a Scientologist. Got interested in Scientology after reading
_Mission Earth_ and learning that the Church wanted R. Miller's
_Bare-faced Messiah_ banned. Got downright angry when the Church
started censoring Usenet and bullying public critics who posted to
the Internet. Interested in Scientology literature from the
propaganda angle, rejects out of hand the "Criticism of Scientology
= Persecution" argument and the claim that Scientology is
compatible with Christianity. Scott's Chunk of the Web:
http://www.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/u/samcclar/ Criminal Cult:
http://www.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/u/samcclar/Scientology/ (By: Scott
A. McClare)

Sister Clara, cl...@holsoft.demon.co.uk. SP4. SisterC on IRC. Never
a member but saw account of Internet v Scientology war in a
magazine and subscribed to a.r.s. to have a look. Arrived a day or
so after the raid on Dennis Erlich in early 1995. Read with
mounting anger all the documents posted at that time which
catalogued Scientology's harassment both of its critics and its own
followers. Began posting in response to "Big Win" posts about a
month after joining the newsgroup and has been here ever since.
Gained battle scars by receiving threatening e-mails from Ms
Kobrin. Maintains a web presence at http://www.magpie.co.uk/ which
includes a CAN mirror and CAN information page. (By: Sister Clara)
The biggest and most perverse contrarian on ARS, she would argue
with her neighbours why the fire brigade shouldn't be called when
her own house was on fire. (By: Dave Bird)

sKuNk, aka Naairuj. Real E-Mail address Unknown. He is usually
hanging in the background of ars, but it was reported that he
posted at least once. He is one of the regulars on IRC. Not so much
is known about him. He said that he is very critic against the CoS
Empire. (By: sKuNk)

Socks the Cat, s@w.h. Another conspiracy theorist but, unlike Tom,
absolutely and utterly loopy in the way that I think only Americans
can really be (whoops, how to make friends and influence
people...). His ID is based on the name of Clinton's cat. 'Nuff
said, methinks. Never could work out why he chose to post to ars.
(By: Sister Clara)

Squirrelle, aka The Squirrel, an10...@anon.penet.fi. An Australian
skeptic. His posts are well worth reading, combining the right
proportions of fact, taunt and humour. Of particular interest was a
series of posts explaining how Dianetics can rightly be considered
a pseudo-science. The clambots' attempts to dead-agent this
character with several repetitions of "Squirrelly, you lying gits!"
have been amazingly inept. (By: Martin L Poulter)

STella, ste...@magenta.com. No page; no horse; a mustache. If I am
EVER convinced that the criminal cult has stopped tampering with
the net, lying to people, and using the courts as a tool of
oppression, I will cheerfully and immediately unsubscribe and head
back to my favorite newsgroups. But if there's a scorpion in the
room, I want to know WHERE. When hell freezes over, I'm gonna make
a mint selling iceskates to the little demons. Meanwhile, anyone
got a good book on creative origami? (By: STella)

Steve A, ste...@castlsys.demon.co.uk. (Full name available to
genuine callers and nubile young women of dubious virtue).
Qualifications: SP4, GGBC, KBM, Unsalvageable PTS/SP #12 (there are
others, but these are the ones with the nicest medal ribbons) Just
thought: you'd better add to mine that I own a blue bathrobe. I
forgot. Why am I here: I came to a.r.s. in late '94, partly out of
curiosity because I'd heard stuff about CCHR and the raid on
anon.penet.fi. I was so disgusted with what I saw that I stayed.
Since then, I have "enjoyed" a short flurry of emails with Helena
Kobrin, and assorted hate mail messages from Scientologists, and
I've attended three protests at the London org. Web:
http://www.demon.co.uk/castle/scientology.html (By: Steve A)

Steve Marinick, ste...@primenet.com. He reminds me to tell you that
he's an ex-Sea Org member. Or is he ex? Time will tell. Web:
http://www.primenet.com/~stevem/scieno_java.html (By: David H
Dennis)

Steve Whitlatch, swhi...@prism.nmt.edu, swhi...@aimnet.com. Steve
was a scieno staff member for two years at the Phoenix org in the
mid '70s. Anti-scientologist. Undisputed Op-Pro-By-Dup World
Champion. scieno case level: never had a case. scieno tech
training: worse than useless. scieno admin training: qualified to
scream "help me, help me please!". Because of his ties to media
persons critical to scientology, Steve was removed from staff in
1977 (by Bruce Hamilton, GO/OSA, Las Vegas, Nevada). No recent
GO/OSA harassment. scienos generally steer clear of Steve. Took 13
years to stop thinking in scientology terms. Honesty cures
scientology. Protected by God and Law. (By: Steve Whitlatch) An
interesting former Scientologist. (By: David H Dennis)

Stuart P. Derby, -Stu, sde...@blkbox.com. Critic, never a member,
started paying attention to Co$ following the 1995 "rmgroup"
attempt, began regular reading of a.r.s in summer of '96. Just a
lowly SP2, but I've been told that Scientology can help me with
that. A true computer geek, I'm motivated to criticize Co$ for
their abusive tactics against critics on general principle (and all
that free Prozac!). No bathrobe, no pajamas. Besides Co$ and
computers, I also have interests in linguistics, cognitive
sciences, copyright law, science fiction, and urban folklore. Web
page: http://blkbox.com/~sderby/scieno/cult_of_greed.html (By:
Stuart P. Derby)

Stu Sjouwerman, st...@3adata.com. Coherence: Excellent; Level of
Interest: High; Relevance: High; Repetitiousness: None; Courtesy:
Very Good; Humour: None. This surprising late entry to the
Scientology sweepstakes gave a highly intelligent and coherent
explanation of the CoS position. Looks like another Milne, but less
frequent postings make him sensible to read. This was a
second-generation Stu; the earlier one was boring and repetitive,
and posted a few large spam articles he called "FAQs". (By: David H
Dennis)


T:

Tarla Star, bmy...@ionet.net. Auburn-haired topless relief driver
on the Crosstown Bus to Toadl Freedom. Owns her own blue and white
chambray bathrobe. Been an arshole since just before the Great Raid
of '95. Made infamous by Andrew Milne in the PR blunder of a
lifetime, now know as "The Outing of Tarla Star" (in big bold
lights, please). Lost a good friend to the cult in '76, lost my
anonymity in '95, lost my patience about the same time, and had a
serious hate-on with the cult ever since. Favorite pastime on ars:
critiquing L. Ron Hubbard's published garbage. You may consider me
a CRITIC of the CoS. (By: Tarla Star)

Ted Mayett, Las Vegas, Nevada, te...@skylink.net. Member for 12
years, on and off. Completed four major courses. I was a low-level
monkey, until finding the Internet I knew nothing about this cult.
Today I am an activist. I would see them corrected or shut down. I
argue vehemently that there is a difference between the criminals
running the cult and the local members who are not necessarily
criminals. (By: Ted Mayett) Famous for daily picketing of Las Vegas
Scientology orgs. (By: Dick Cleek) Web:
http://www.skylink.net/~teddy/.

Tilman Hausherr, til...@berlin.snafu.de. Never in a cult. Software
developer, lives in Berlin, Germany. On the internet since August
1994 when I was told about a.r.s. in a CompuServe forum. I observe
evil cults as a hobby, because I consider cults like scientology to
be human rights abuses even worse than the ones monitored by AI.
Not affiliated with any anti-cult group but sympathetic to them.
Web: http://www.snafu.de/~tilman/ Maintainer of the Celebrities in
scientology FAQ. (By: Tilman Hausherr) Tilman is an "on the button"
critic. No Hype. No Jazz. Just Facts. If my memory serves me, he's
the only high profile German poster on ars. This makes him a
convenient target for the cult of Scientology, as there are few
things they enjoy more than accusing someone of Nazi-like
behaviour. Since he is German that proves their point! *sigh* Have
a root around his pages. There you will find some wonderful stuff,
including the "must have" Celebrity FAQ which details the well
known, and not so well known members of the cult. Want to know how
long John Travolta has been in? Want to know who spouts Scieno
propaganda at his concerts? Want to know why Bart Simpson stares
like that? You'll find all the answers in the FAQ. (By: Lance S.
Buckley)

Tom Klemesrud, tom...@netcom.com. Drawn into ars and the struggle
with Scientology through the happy (?) accident of being Dennis'
gateway to the Internet (he runs a BBS) and thus was drawn into the
Court case. A great conspiracy theorist (but who knows - he may be
right most of the time). (By: Sister Clara)

Tom Lasher, tl...@tcp.co.uk. Another Clambot; Tom greatly resembles
Woody in his early days. He may even BE Woody. He tries to pretend
to be British, but the messages he sends are transparently forged.
If you wish to drop him a line, send it to
tl...@mach3.directnet.net. (By: David H Dennis) Some evidence
exists that he was one of the cancel bunnies given his account
activity. (By: Dick Cleek)

Tony McClelland, to...@mpx.com.au, to...@jolt.mpx.com.au. A member
of CultAware, the Australian equivalent of CAN, Tony posts very
infrequently to a.r.s, but when he does he is well worth reading.
The net is grateful to him for exposing the Co$ claim to have
taught 2 million South African children to read as a lie. He posted
in full the correspondence with SA government officials which
showed this. Tony has been extensively and viciously dead-agented.
He has been accused by an OSA representative of wire-tapping and
harassment, although once again they have failed to produce any
evidence. (By: David H Dennis)

Tony Parker, par...@mh.dpi.qld.gov.au. Coherence: None; Level of
Interest: None; Relevance: Laughable; Humour: Unintentional. Tony
Parker is a brand new Clambot (as of July 1995). He follows up
Woody's posts with messages that, if anything, are even less
comprehensible than Woody's. The intent seems to be to get Woody's
"message" (such as it is) out of the killfile and back to the
world. I don't think it's going to work. Parker's email address is
listed as "parkera" in his headers; the address given above would
probably serve to reach him. If, of course, he responds to his
email. (By: David H Dennis)

Tony Sidaway, aka Sherilyn, To...@sidaway.demon.co.uk. He got
involved immediately after the raid on Dennis Erlich and since then
has been the most prolific critical poster. His postings can fairly
be divided into "sensible" and "silly" categories. An example of a
sensible post is his summary of the OT3 document. This drew a
barrage of abuse from the clambots who went eerily silent when
asked to point out what, if anything, Tony had got wrong. Tony has
also built up a large list of factual questions that Andrew Milne
is unable to answer. On the silly side, he derives a (literally)
perverse pleasure from taunting Vera about the size and/or smell of
her panties. His increasing fascination with this subject has led
to his adopting the title "The Panty Inspector" Web:
http://home.icon.fi/~marina/sherilyn/ (By: Martin L Poulter)
Sherilyn is a prolific poster to ars and can deliver a kick in the
balls to cult apologists along with the best of them. In fact
Sherilyn *is* one of the best. Another relative newcomer to the
arcane art of HTML, you may find glitches, but nothing major and
mostly cosmetic. Judging by the high quality of Sheri's posts, hers
will definitely be a site to keep a close eye on. (By: Lance S.
Buckley)


U:

UNIXer, UNI...@unix.xite.com. Often very funny posts. Note that all
of this person's posts are forgeries; he has no valid email address
to share with us. (By: David H Dennis)


V:

Vera Wallace, ve...@earthlink.net. Status: Gone; Official
spokesperson; Repetitiousness: High; Courtesy: None. Vera is now
gone from Earthlink. The catalyst was her repeat of the infamous
"outing" of TarlaStar. The latest on Vera is that she seems to have
taken on legal training. She now sounds a great deal like Helena
Kobrin, Church Lawyer, and very little like her former lusty,
vivacious self. The sighs of many unrequited Scientology critics
can be heard around the newsgroup, as the cute air-headed 20 year
old suddenly becomes a tough as nails Scientology lawyer. Vera
wrote a public message giving TarlaStar's real name, address and
phone number in a public post, and including some nicely veiled
threats that implied possible future unpleasantness. (By: David H
Dennis)


W:

Warrior, war...@electrotex.com. Ex-Scientologist and former Sea
Org executive now writing about the cult of Scientology,
particularly its lies and betrayal. Read my postings at:
http://www.entheta.net/entheta/1stpersn/warrior/ (By: Warrior)

Wgert, wg...@loop.com. ARS poster wgert is the official
spokesperson for Scientology on this newsgroup. His methods and
communication skills are the direct result of Scientology training.
Pay attention. (By: bpe...@primenet.com) Yes, wgert or William
Gertler is probably the official spokesperson for the criminal
organization of scientology on this NG. His appearance after an
unusual break, just after the cult had abused Keith Henson, is also
very interesting. Wgert posted an article that was the most blatant
form of damage control I've seen for a long time. He openly lied
about the actual incident. (By: Anti-Cult)

Whippersnapper, aka Keith Little, whip...@cris.com. Coherence:
Excellent; Repetitiousness: Low; Humour: Unknown. Another competent
Scientologist who engages in reasonably high quality discussions
with his opponents. Unfortunately, he appears to have been chased
off the group by his friends in Scientology, who apparently resent
the fact that he's been known to use his brain on occasion. A
halfway-intelligent organization would have encouraged him. (By:
David H Dennis) Web: http://www.cris.com/~Whipsnap/

William Bardwell, wbar...@CMU.EDU. Sometime scn critic, not to be
confused with William Barwell without the "d". (By: Martin Hunt)

Windmurfer, Windm...@aol.com, jue...@kasparov.escape.de. In real
life: Juergen Behrndt. Born in Germany, 1956. A member of Co$ from
1989 to 1995 at the Hamburg Org. Has done the Int RD, Comm Course,
Objectives, three Purifs, PTS RD, 2 CCRDs (but not clear); total
costs: DM 120,000 or $80,000 US. Tried Flag "Case Cracking" in the
summer of 1990; after that, gone nuts. Completed the Narconon
Program in 90/91; last TE (tech estimate) said he needs to do it
all again. Left the Church in December, 1995; now suing the Hamburg
Org at for a refund of DM 95,000 or $63,000 US. FAX +49 531 81047
(By: Juergen Behrndt and Martin Hunt)

Wolf Tripp, dwt...@aol.com. Coherence: Excellent; Relevance: High;
Courtesy: Very good; Repetitiousness: None; Humour: None. A very
interesting poster, this person likes the "Tech" and defends the
Scientology organization in many ways, while conceding that
services are somewhat overpriced and management has some problems.
He claims that he got a great deal from Scientology when he was in
it, and that he has effectively "graduated" from the Church, having
learned all it had to teach him. An intelligent advocate of some
Scientology principles. (By: David H Dennis)

WONDERFULR, wonde...@aol.com. Coherence: Good; Level of Interest:
Moderate; Relevance: High; Repetitiousness: Low; Courtesy: Medium;
Humour: None. One of the better CoS posters, this user actually
does respond in a reasonably coherent way to anti-CoS posters. He
doesn't reach the high plane Whippersnapper and Elizabeth McCoy do,
but he's not too bad. The main reason he doesn't get a higher
rating is that he uses arguments that have already been largely
debunked in the newsgroup. (By: David H Dennis) WONDERFULR is
Russell Shaw and the name is short for Wonderful Russ. (By:
Jonathon Barbera)
Russ is personable, likeable, jolly, has a sense of humor, etc.
Wonderfool is a public OT, a local businessman who has been in
scientology for about 25 years. He is familiar with people and
activities from when I was involved in scientology, mid '70s.
Wonderfool russ has been brainwashed. I often ask OTs how they feel
about Xenu, Marcabs, Body Thetans, etc. I ask them if they might
want to make a statement about any of those things. I did basically
that with wonderfool. There is a point at which probing OTs for
remarks on the space opera stuff reaches a hard shell that prevents
them from considering the core beliefs (Xenu, etc.) to be false. At
that point, they become unreasonable, uncommunicative, evasive,
illogical, insane. Before that point, I can make progress with
them. Just simply talking about the goofy space opera stories
naturally brings doubt to their minds. (Steve Whitlatch, from ars
post)


X:

Xenu's Sister, vic...@miso.wwa.com. I've been a critic of Co$ for
over 20 years (a Sociology teacher in high school showed us a
documentary detailing how scummy and scary the cult was). Before
that, my only contact was being roped into taking a personality
test, but I walked out before it was given. Since then, I've told
nearly everyone I come into contact with through the years how
silly, disgusting and dangerous the cult is. I've been subscribed
to a.r.s since it was created, but tend to go in and out of lurker
mode. I HATE WITH A PASSION all the egofest in-fighting of critics
because it's embarrassing and plays into $cientology hands. I
believe that those who battle the cult head-on (in public or
private) are the true heroes, and that $cientology will turn to
dust sooner rather than later. I charge a $200.00 handling fee for
reading e-mail from $cientologists. (By: Xenu's Sister)

Xfiles3291 (Lori Ann Chauvette), Xfile...@aol.comPersonal Web
Page: http://members.aol.com/scully3257/index.htm, Manchester, NH
USASP1I work in a pet store here in New Hampshire, and I love my
job. Why did I get involved with posting to ARS? It started out
simple enough: I was doing research for cults in general for a web
page I'm doing after the Heaven's Gate mass suicide in California.
I started out doing research on everything from Jehovah's Witnesses
to Hare Krishnas for these pages in hopes to keep people that are
tempted to join these cults. Most of my research on the Net kept
directing me towards Scientology, so I went to a number of pages,
and was shocked at what I was finding there. Then I started posting
to ARS to get more info on everything, and have been posting there
ever since. (By: Xfiles3291)


Z:

Z.q. bOSWORTH-fIELD, aka W.W. Bosworth-Field, aka z.q. dANZIG, aka
A.J. Danzig, aka A.J. Astoria, aka ?, an27...@anon.penet.fi,
an46...@anon.penet.fi. Note: z.q.'s name has recently changed from
z.q. dANZIG to z.q. bOSWORTH-fIELD "Due to circumstances beyond my
control." This is one of the strangest posters on ars; s/he likes
quoting large blocks of previous conversations using odd codes
("zq6", "st3", "ts2") instead of the usual ")" conventions. Other
than that, s/he seems to be fairly decent at engaging people in
constructive dialogue. Z.q. has some interesting ideas about humour
and a pro-CoS stance. His/her feeling is that the religion of
Scientology has been subject to unpleasant discrimination by people
such as, well, us. (By: David H Dennis)


Tips on writing an entry:

Tips on writing your entry: use the 1st person, not the 3rd to
refer to yourself ("I have been...", "I am..."). Keep it to ten
lines or so, 70 columns of text. Include your email address and
webpage URL if you have them and if you're not anonymous, then
email your entry to the list maintainer at: mar...@islandnet.com.
There's more below in the notes section if you want to write a
superlative entry, but this is all you really need to know if
you're pressed for time. Note also that the list maintainer
welcomes entries written on other people for both sides on the
contributors, keeping in mind the necessity for brief entries,
which should be no larger than this paragraph. Oh, and please
spell-check your entry. :-)


Notes:

See also David H. Dennis' da...@amazing.cinenet.net "Who's Who on
alt.religion.scientology?", (aka "The Players FAQ") last updated on
Tuesday, 25th July 1995. Entries marked "(By: David H Dennis)" at
the bottom are cutdowns taken from this FAQ, which is up on the web
at: http://www.amazing.com/scientology/players.html. All entries
marked (By: Martin L Poulter) or (By: David H Dennis), as well as
some of the entries marked (By: Martin Hunt) are also taken from
the Players FAQ by David H Dennis. Entries marked (By: Lance S.
Buckley) were taken from his excellent web page at:
http://www.avalon.demon.co.uk/cos.htm.

Note: this list is only for alt.religion.scientology (ars)
contributors; a more general list is also available entitled "Who's
Who in Scientology". The two lists are not mutually exclusive, as
the occasional notable in the scientology who's who has also posted
to ars. The scientology who's who includes names taken from various
references, and these names are generally well-known off the
Internet, and may be embroiled in lawsuits, mentioned in critical
books, cult celebrities such as Tom Cruise and John Travolta, and
so on. Count yourself fortunate if you do not make it to the
scientology who's who; the people on that list are, for the most
part, either scientologists themselves, do work for the cult, or
are people who have been severely harassed or litigated against.

To add your entry to this list, simply email a description of
yourself to: uo...@freenet.victoria.bc.ca, but please read through
this introduction before sending in your entry for formatting
information and tips on what to write. There's no guarantee that
posting your entry to ars (the alt.religion.scientology Usenet
newsgroup) will make it into the list, as the list maintainer may
miss it.

The purpose of this list is to help the confused newcomer to ars
sort out who's who; when you write up your entry, try to keep in
mind your intended audience and steer away from arcane humour or
Scientology acronyms without explanation. Include your email and
webpage URL, if applicable, and try to keep the entry to ten lines.
For some ideas on what to put in your entry, read what others have
written about themselves in this list. Generally, a note about your
experience with Scientology if any, and whether you are pro or con,
critic, current Scientologist, freezoner (a person who follows
scn's "technology" outside the formal Scientology structure),
ex-Scientologist, etc. Include the reason you post to ars and what
you think of Scientology so that newcomers can understand your
point of view.

Please format your entry to not exceed 70 columns in width, and
stick to a style consistent with the other entries as: [firstname
lastname], (email). [ten lines of text] Web: (URL). Writing your
entry like this ensures that it is neat-looking, less confusing,
and aids in quickly scanning through the list while searching for
information. Also, there's a tendency to automatically keep a
fairly straight right margin when writing, but if the entry is
edited to fit in with the format the other ones use as set out
above, then the margin tends to end up a bit of a mess, especially
the URLs, as they're often very long and should not be broken in
the middle.

Many entries have alternates and pseudonyms. Pointers from these to
the main entry, which is usually under the most common known name,
have been added. Don't forget to list all akas and pseudonyms that
you are known by; it's very helpful to be able to look up an
obscure reference to someone in a post to ars. Also, many people
have included the IRC names they use on #scientology, so that might
be a good idea to add these as well, particularly if you have one
that is very different than your posting name on ars. All alternate
names given will be listed as separate entries with (pseudonym),
see (main entry) in the index.

Another suggestion for the Who's Who is that each person can list
any harassment that they have experienced, in a brief format; for
example, you might say: Kobringram, hangup phonecalls, phoned my
elderly mother and lied to her pretending to be friends to get my
phone number, sued, etc.

All entries are marked with who wrote the entry as: (By: Joe
Lichter and Suzy Blow). Minor editing has been done by the list
maintainer to some of the entries, limited to margins, formatting,
spelling, person, time, and punctuation. Finally, where it says in
the history list that a certain number of entries were corrected,
it means the person who wrote the description sent in a correction
for their entry, and doesn't refer to any editing done by the list
maintainer. All corrections are most welcome to keep the list as
current and accurate as possible; please feel free to send in
updates for the next version of the list.


History List:

1.16.98 v2.6: Added: Warrior, The Pilot, DeoMorto, Dave Touretzky,
Wgert (William Gertler), Roland Rashleigh-Berry, Bernie, Gary
Scarff, Charles Lakes (Vorlon, Green15881). (143+55=198)
Updated/added to: Dave Bird, Diane Richardson, Sister Clara. Added
tips on writing entries section.

10.30.97 v2.5: Added: Roger Gonnet, Geoffrey Burling. Updated: Kim
Baker, Keith Wyatt. Checked with Xenu's Link Sleuth. (134+52=186)

8.16.97 v2.4: Added: Steven de Brouwer (GoofY), Keith Wyatt AKA
Gun_Bunny, Barbara Snow, Jens Tingleff. (132+52=184)

6.29.97 v2.3: Added: Jonas Flygare, Chip Gallo, Dick Cleek, KrishM,
bc. (128+50=178)

4.21.97 v2.2: Added: Dominion, Andreas Heldal-Lund, Lars
Westergren, Alvin Brattli, Exile49, Xfiles3291 (Lori Ann
Chauvette). Updated: Number 3 (H3), Henri, Kim Baker, L.
Sobocinski, Andreas Heldal-Lund. (123+49=172)

4.3.97 v2.1: Added: Neil Muspratt, Gregg Hagglund. Added Diane
Richardson's effective critics comments for Ron Newman, Dennis
Erlich, and Grady Ward. Added Sister Clara's descriptions for Diane
Richardson, Rogue Agent (new), Socks the Cat (new), Tom Klemesrud
(new), Keith Henson (new). HTMLized email addresses and URLs for
each entry. Added James Wood. (117+44=161)

11.20.96 v2.0: Corrected 3 entries, added: Bill Stewart-Cole. HTML
version done. (110+42=152)

11.08.96 v1.9: Updated 2 entries, added: sKuNk, Rex Basterfield.
(109+41=150)

10.12.96 v1.8: Moved notes to end of list, renamed "note" to
disclaimer. Corrected alphabetization. Added: David Alexander,
Justin the Blue, Gene Decheff, Johan Wevers (107+39=146)

10.06.96 v1.7: Now includes 9 entries in total from Lance S.
Buckley's critical sites list:
http://www.avalon.demon.co.uk/cos.htm#critsites. Put in (By:
writer) lines after every entry to make it clear who wrote what.
(Note entries are *not* verbatim; some editing has been done).
Updated Steve Whitlatch's entry with his own words. Fixed Ivan
Stang's doppelganger; v1.6 had two separate entries for him. Added
Phil Scott, Baba ROM DOS, Marina Chong, Maureen Garde, Daniel
Davidson, Juergen Behrndt. (103+35=138)

10.3.96 v1.6: Added in 54 main entries and 10 pointers from the
Players FAQ by David H Dennis. These entries were somewhat modified
to fit into the parameters of this list. They were originally
written by a few people: (By: David H Dennis), (By: Martin L
Poulter), (By: Martin Hunt), Tony Sidaway, and others. Added to
notes at top. Added in email addresses for 12 entries. Added tags
(=====A:). Moved a few URLs to the bottom of the entry for
consistency; added several URLs. Corrected 1 entry. Also added: Lee
Thompson-Herbert, Martin L. Poulter, and four more pointers.
(98+24=122)

10.2.96 v1.5: Corrected 5 entries. Put new additions at the top for
easy reference. Fixed broken URLs. Ran Spell-check. Extended akas
to all known to assist in locating a person's descriptive entry
based on a reference to a pseudonym. Added note at top about
including alternate names. Added: Sister Clara, Deana M. Holmes,
Marion Delgado, Ex Mudder, Pbxtalk, Rasta Robert, STella.
(42+10=52)

9.29.96 v1.4: Corrected 2 entries. Edited names and email addresses
to consistent format at beginning of entry: "[name], (email)."
Enclosed all URLs in delimiters: "(URL)" to make URLs easier to
distinguish and ending periods less confusing. Moved most URLs to
end of entry to ensure: 1. an unbroken line, 2. margins not
exceeding 80 column line-length, and 3. a more consistent format.
Edited notes at top of list. Added evident bias note at bottom of
list. Fixed three broken URLs (Deirdre, Arnie, Steve A) and added:
Maggie Council, Michael Reuss, Tarla Star, Tilman Hausherr, Xenu's
Sister, Anti-Cult, H3, Pope Charles, John Ritson, Stuart P. Derby.
(35+2=37)

9.27.96 v1.3: Corrected 3 entries, added the number of entries to
history list (number of people + number of entries for alternate
names = total number of entries), ran spell-check, re-wrote
prefatory note, and added: Karin Spaink, Ralph Hilton, Scott A.
McClare, Curtis R. Anderson, Rebecca Hartong, Cornelius Krasel.
(25+1=26)

9.26.96 v1.2: Corrected 3 entries, added to prefatory information,
abbreviated the history list, and added: Ted Mayett, Deirdre, Rod
Keller, Cat Davidson-Hall, Paper Tiger, Arnie Lerma, Jonathon
Barbera. (19+1=20)

9.25.96 v1.1: Alphabetized by first name, added history list, and
added: C.B. Willis, David Gerard, efischer, CB - Heidrun Beer,
Lance S. Buckley, Richmann, Steve A (12+1=13)

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Martini, Keith A. Cochran, Dave Bird (5+0=5)


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sca...@iag.net

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In article <qNZw0Mdl...@islandnet.com>,
mar...@islandnet.com (Martin Hunt) wrote:

<snip>

> Gary Scarff, sca...@iag.net. Formerly, Scarff featured as an
> important witness against the cult, but then flip-flopped and
> testified for them. He has flipped and flopped so often since then
> that neither side bothers with him any more. His entry onto ARS was
> heralded with great fanfare, but he simply posts short articles of
> incoherent abuse and 80% of those with killfiles have plonked him.
> (By: Dave Bird)

Thank you for this piece of slander. I will anxiously await for it to be
posted & distributed then see how you play in the legal arena.

Garry

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sca...@iag.net

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In article <qNZw0Mdl...@islandnet.com>,
mar...@islandnet.com (Martin Hunt) wrote:

<snip>

> Gary Scarff, sca...@iag.net. Formerly, Scarff featured as an


> important witness against the cult, but then flip-flopped and
> testified for them. He has flipped and flopped so often since then
> that neither side bothers with him any more. His entry onto ARS was
> heralded with great fanfare, but he simply posts short articles of
> incoherent abuse and 80% of those with killfiles have plonked him.
> (By: Dave Bird)

Mr. Hunt:

You are on notice for legal action against you if you publish this
deliberate slander for public consumption. It's awfully difficult to
weigh your convictions about Scientology when you play by their rules.

Garry Scarff

Dave Bird---St Hippo of Augustine

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In article <885144125....@dejanews.com>, sca...@iag.net writes

>In article <qNZw0Mdl...@islandnet.com>, (Martin Hunt) wrote:
>>
>> Gary Scarff, sca...@iag.net. Formerly, Scarff featured as an
>> important witness against the cult, but then flip-flopped and
>> testified for them. He has flipped and flopped so often since then
>> that neither side bothers with him any more. His entry onto ARS was
>> heralded with great fanfare, but he simply posts short articles of
>> incoherent abuse and 80% of those with killfiles have plonked him.
>> (By: Dave Bird)
>
>Thank you for this piece of slander. I will anxiously await for it to be
>posted & distributed then see how you play in the legal arena.

It was accurate to your behaviour at the time----it was submitted some
time late last year. Care to point out any factual inaccuracies you
would like corrected? I might submit a revised entry. OTOH I might
not if it would be seen to caving in to threats from you.

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Michael T. Richter

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sca...@iag.net wrote in message <885144777....@dejanews.com>...

>> Gary Scarff, sca...@iag.net. Formerly, Scarff featured as an
>> important witness against the cult, but then flip-flopped and
>> testified for them. He has flipped and flopped so often since then
>> that neither side bothers with him any more. His entry onto ARS was
>> heralded with great fanfare, but he simply posts short articles of
>> incoherent abuse and 80% of those with killfiles have plonked him.

> You are on notice for legal action against you if you publish this


> deliberate slander for public consumption. It's awfully difficult to
> weigh your convictions about Scientology when you play by their rules.

Garry, the fact is that you do come across like a complete, inconsistent,
incoherent asshole. I've been debating putting you into my kill file ever
since your near-psychotic attack on the person who was advocating
forgiveness for $cientology. (Note, I don't agree with the person. I just
think your response to it was one that only a complete shithead would make.)

Garry Scarff

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Michael T. Richter <mric...@rogers.wave.ca> wrote in article
<69tp7c$h1k$1...@news.on>...

> >> Gary Scarff, sca...@iag.net. Formerly, Scarff featured as an
> >> important witness against the cult, but then flip-flopped and
> >> testified for them. He has flipped and flopped so often since then
> >> that neither side bothers with him any more. His entry onto ARS was
> >> heralded with great fanfare, but he simply posts short articles of
> >> incoherent abuse and 80% of those with killfiles have plonked him.
>

> > You are on notice for legal action against you if you publish this
> > deliberate slander for public consumption. It's awfully difficult to
> > weigh your convictions about Scientology when you play by their rules.
>
> Garry, the fact is that you do come across like a complete, inconsistent,
> incoherent asshole. I've been debating putting you into my kill file
ever
> since your near-psychotic attack on the person who was advocating
> forgiveness for $cientology. (Note, I don't agree with the person. I
just
> think your response to it was one that only a complete shithead would
make.)

Micheal:

Speak for yourself. You are definitely not in the position to accuse. Do
me a big
favor and killfile me. It's one less turd I have to contend with.

Garry
>
>
>

sca...@iag.net

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In article <sgRvWgBj...@xemu.demon.co.uk>,

Dave Bird---St Hippo of Augustine <Dev...@xemu.demon.co.uk> wrote:
>
> In article <885144125....@dejanews.com>, sca...@iag.net writes
> >In article <qNZw0Mdl...@islandnet.com>, (Martin Hunt) wrote:
> >>
> >> Gary Scarff, sca...@iag.net. Formerly, Scarff featured as an
> >> important witness against the cult, but then flip-flopped and
> >> testified for them. He has flipped and flopped so often since then
> >> that neither side bothers with him any more. His entry onto ARS was
> >> heralded with great fanfare, but he simply posts short articles of
> >> incoherent abuse and 80% of those with killfiles have plonked him.
> >> (By: Dave Bird)
> >
> >Thank you for this piece of slander. I will anxiously await for it to be
> >posted & distributed then see how you play in the legal arena.
>
> It was accurate to your behaviour at the time----it was submitted some
> time late last year. Care to point out any factual inaccuracies you
> would like corrected? I might submit a revised entry. OTOH I might
> not if it would be seen to caving in to threats from you.

No, thanks, David. If I can be harassed, threatened and dragged through
the mud by Scientology, it makes me an easy target for Martin Hunt. I
hope he is content in knowing he's made officials in Scientology very
happy.

Garry

Conner

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On Sun, 18 Jan 1998 17:51:30 -0600, in message
<885167261...@dejanews.com>, sca...@iag.net wrote:

[clip]


>
>No, thanks, David. If I can be harassed, threatened and dragged through
>the mud by Scientology, it makes me an easy target for Martin Hunt. I
>hope he is content in knowing he's made officials in Scientology very
>happy.
>

you could also submit your own sketch to martin. he just might
use it.

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Michael T. Richter

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Garry Scarff wrote in message <01bd2407$a01147e0$f54f1ecf@scaarf>...

>> Garry, the fact is that you do come across like a complete, inconsistent,
>> incoherent asshole. I've been debating putting you into my kill file
>ever
>> since your near-psychotic attack on the person who was advocating
>> forgiveness for $cientology. (Note, I don't agree with the person. I
>just
>> think your response to it was one that only a complete shithead would
>make.)
>
>Micheal:
>
>Speak for yourself. You are definitely not in the position to accuse. Do
>me a big
>favor and killfile me. It's one less turd I have to contend with.

I see the Garry Scarff PR machine is humming along like a well-tuned
machine....

sca...@iag.net

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In article <69vk1k$m6u$1...@news.on>,
and Richter's vainlessly trying to break his Prozac habit.

jbwebb

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Jan 19, 1998, 3:00:00 AM1/19/98
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Garry - send Martin your own comments on ARS posters. He'll use them (I
think) and it could be interesting.

BTW, I find I like both Garrys. Go ahead, sue me.

I think what's been going on, with the new, kinder GS is that you've
been taking your Ritalin :-)

Take care
Joni

Garry Scarff

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Jan 19, 1998, 3:00:00 AM1/19/98
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Actually, Welbutin, but probably the same effect. :)

Bloody Viking

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Garry Scarff (sca...@iag.net) wrote:
: jbwebb wrote:

: > I think what's been going on, with the new, kinder GS is that you've


: > been taking your Ritalin :-)

: Actually, Welbutin, but probably the same effect. :)

I prefer Toprol myself. Excellent stage fright drug!

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In article <69tp7c$h1k$1...@news.on>,

"Michael T. Richter" <mric...@rogers.wave.ca> wrote:

>Garry, the fact is that you do come across like a complete, inconsistent,
>incoherent asshole. I've been debating putting you into my kill file ever
>since your near-psychotic attack on the person who was advocating
>forgiveness for $cientology. (Note, I don't agree with the person. I just
>think your response to it was one that only a complete shithead would make.)

Oh, gee, Scarff; look: here's another person you can sue!

Martin Hunt

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Jan 20, 1998, 3:00:00 AM1/20/98
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>No, thanks, David. If I can be harassed, threatened and dragged through
>the mud by Scientology, it makes me an easy target for Martin Hunt. I
>hope he is content in knowing he's made officials in Scientology very
>happy.

Why's that? You're happy to be on the verge of a good "slander"
lawsuit to silence yet another critic? What do your buddies in
OSA say about it, anyway? Been on the phone to Rinder lately?

Funny how you've shifted your focus so quickly from the person
who actually wrote what you so ignorantly call "slander" to me.
Care to explain your "reasoning" on this issue, cultie?

David Gerard

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[p + m]


Please correct the email addresses - the cougar.vut.edu.au one no longer
exists.

====
David Gerard, f...@thingy.apana.org.au, f...@suburbia.net (previously
ge...@cougar.vut.edu.au, f...@tertius.net.au).
====

The rest still stands.

On 17 Jan 1998 22:31:19 -0800, mar...@islandnet.com (Martin Hunt) wrote:

:David Gerard, f...@suburbia.net, ge...@cougar.vut.edu.au. Melbourne,


:Australia. Vague interest in Scientology as a curious silly thing;
:then the raid on Dennis Erlich and the threat to Net freedoms I
:hold dear. Sniped for a while (a big attraction to a.r.s for me was
:the number of SubGenii here), then Helena Kobrin made trouble with
:my postmaster and I got angry. Now devote quite a bit of time to
:a.r.s, Web page maintenance, IRC #scientology, demonstrating and so
:on. My friends are careful not to mention the 'S' word in my
:presence in case I start ranting, but are kind enough to relate any
:new and amusing tidbits crossing their paths and so on. Scientology
:itself is not important; but the organisation *must* be made an
:example of so that others will not fuck with the Net. (By: David
:Gerard) Web page: http://suburbia.net/~fun/scn/ Mirrored at:
:http://wpxx02.toxi.uni-wuerzburg.de/~gerard/ (By: David Gerard)


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Martin Hunt wrote in message ...

>>Garry, the fact is that you do come across like a complete, inconsistent,
>>incoherent asshole. I've been debating putting you into my kill file ever
>>since your near-psychotic attack on the person who was advocating
>>forgiveness for $cientology. (Note, I don't agree with the person. I
just
>>think your response to it was one that only a complete shithead would
make.)

>Oh, gee, Scarff; look: here's another person you can sue!

I'd look forward to tearing him a new asshole in court.

sca...@iag.net

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In article <6a4tgc$a5q$1...@news.on>,

"Michael T. Richter" <m...@ottawa.com> wrote:
>

I suggest that you concern yourself with your anally-retented asshole!

Garry Scarff

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to Martin Hunt

Martin Hunt wrote:
>
> In article <69tp7c$h1k$1...@news.on>,
> "Michael T. Richter" <mric...@rogers.wave.ca> wrote:
>
> >Garry, the fact is that you do come across like a complete, inconsistent,
> >incoherent asshole. I've been debating putting you into my kill file ever
> >since your near-psychotic attack on the person who was advocating
> >forgiveness for $cientology. (Note, I don't agree with the person. I just
> >think your response to it was one that only a complete shithead would make.)
>
> Oh, gee, Scarff; look: here's another person you can sue!

<snore>

Garry Scarff

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Martin Hunt wrote:
>
> In article <885167261...@dejanews.com>, sca...@iag.net wrote:
>
> >No, thanks, David. If I can be harassed, threatened and dragged through
> >the mud by Scientology, it makes me an easy target for Martin Hunt. I
> >hope he is content in knowing he's made officials in Scientology very
> >happy.
>
> Why's that? You're happy to be on the verge of a good "slander"
> lawsuit to silence yet another critic? What do your buddies in
> OSA say about it, anyway? Been on the phone to Rinder lately?
>
> Funny how you've shifted your focus so quickly from the person
> who actually wrote what you so ignorantly call "slander" to me.
> Care to explain your "reasoning" on this issue, cultie?

Care to explain why you're so offensive ignorant, cult-wannabe?

dou...@eve.speakeasy.org

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Jan 21, 1998, 3:00:00 AM1/21/98
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Aww, widdums seems to feel persecuted. Maybe if widdums bothered posting
in something than an incoherent, ranting style, he'd be more respected?

Doubt it.


Garry Scarff

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<snore> zzzzzzzzzzzzz

Geoff Burling

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On Mon, 19 Jan 1998 08:17:53 -0500, "Michael T. Richter"
<mric...@rogers.wave.ca> saith:

>Garry Scarff wrote in message <01bd2407$a01147e0$f54f1ecf@scaarf>...
>>

>>Micheal:
>>
>>Speak for yourself. You are definitely not in the position to accuse. Do
>>me a big
>>favor and killfile me. It's one less turd I have to contend with.
>
>I see the Garry Scarff PR machine is humming along like a well-tuned
>machine....
>

Arguing with Garry Scarff is like teaching a pig to sing (the rest of
the saying left unposted). Read him, killfile him, but arguing with
him is a nuisence & a wast of time.

Geoff
Olympic-Class Bore

Note that my return address has been munged to foil spambots.
Want to try Hubbard's ``Tech"? Go to http://www.fza.org/pilot/
& do it for free!!!

Garry Scarff

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Martin Hunt <mar...@islandnet.com> wrote in article
<tZax0Mdl...@islandnet.com>...

> In article <885167261...@dejanews.com>, sca...@iag.net wrote:
>
> >No, thanks, David. If I can be harassed, threatened and dragged through
> >the mud by Scientology, it makes me an easy target for Martin Hunt. I
> >hope he is content in knowing he's made officials in Scientology very
> >happy.
>
> Why's that? You're happy to be on the verge of a good "slander"
> lawsuit to silence yet another critic? What do your buddies in
> OSA say about it, anyway? Been on the phone to Rinder lately?

You're a legend in your very small mind, Martin. I wouldn't even consider
wasting Mike Rinder's time talking about Canadian street trash. :)


Garry Scarff

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Geoff Burling <llywrch-d...@rdrop.com> wrote in article
<34c55ee1...@news.zippo.com>...

> On Mon, 19 Jan 1998 08:17:53 -0500, "Michael T. Richter"
> <mric...@rogers.wave.ca> saith:

<snip>

> Arguing with Garry Scarff is like teaching a pig to sing (the rest of
> the saying left unposted). Read him, killfile him, but arguing with
> him is a nuisence & a wast of time.
>
> Geoff

I was wondering when The Bore was going to make a comeback. :) As the
saying goes, "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen". Don't
let the door hit in you in the ass, Geoff, as you go sprinting out of the
kitchen.


Bernie

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Jan 23, 1998, 3:00:00 AM1/23/98
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in alt.religion.scientology, mar...@islandnet.com (Martin Hunt) wrote
(Messsage-ID <qNZw0Mdl...@islandnet.com>):

>Bernie, be...@arcadis.be. Variously bern, Bern, bernie, Bernie,
>Cybile, Basics, or Basile R at that account, aka Barnie the dopey
>Dinosaur; forwards to the account of someone with a name resembling
>Bernie or Barnie. A former GO/OSA staffer, barking mad but slightly
>more coherent than Koos, he has supposedly left Scn but takes every
>chance to attack all rational criticism of it. Notorious for his
>furious attacks on Leo Ryan re his cheek in interfering with - and
>being murdered by - the Jonestown cult, Barnie has written exactly
>3.5 noncommittal lines about the killing of Lisa McPherson by CoS,
>despite many challenges to confront it. Having read this
>description, it is important to hear the fool in his own words on
>his homepage: http://uc2.unicall.be/bernie/home.htm. (By: Dave
>Bird)

Thank you Martin Hunt for carrying A.R.S. flamewar into your "FAQ".
This is a further display of the kind of care for the truth and honesty you
pretend to fight for in your crusade against the "evil cult".

Bernie


RonsAmigo

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Jan 24, 1998, 3:00:00 AM1/24/98
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Bernie wrote:

Hey Bernie, welcome back!

> Thank you Martin Hunt for carrying A.R.S. flamewar into your "FAQ".
>This is a further display of the kind of care for the truth and honesty you
>pretend to fight for in your crusade against the "evil cult".
>
>Bernie
>

In Hunt's case it should be called a SAFAQ. ("stupid answers to frequently
asked questions")

Amigo

Garry Scarff

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Bernie <be...@arcadis.be> wrote in article
<34ca0827...@snews.zippo.com>...

> in alt.religion.scientology, mar...@islandnet.com (Martin Hunt) wrote
> (Messsage-ID <qNZw0Mdl...@islandnet.com>):
>
> >Bernie, be...@arcadis.be. Variously bern, Bern, bernie, Bernie,
> >Cybile, Basics, or Basile R at that account, aka Barnie the dopey
> >Dinosaur; forwards to the account of someone with a name resembling
> >Bernie or Barnie. A former GO/OSA staffer, barking mad but slightly
> >more coherent than Koos, he has supposedly left Scn but takes every
> >chance to attack all rational criticism of it. Notorious for his
> >furious attacks on Leo Ryan re his cheek in interfering with - and
> >being murdered by - the Jonestown cult, Barnie has written exactly
> >3.5 noncommittal lines about the killing of Lisa McPherson by CoS,
> >despite many challenges to confront it. Having read this
> >description, it is important to hear the fool in his own words on
> >his homepage: http://uc2.unicall.be/bernie/home.htm. (By: Dave
> >Bird)
>
> Thank you Martin Hunt for carrying A.R.S. flamewar into your "FAQ".
> This is a further display of the kind of care for the truth and honesty
you
> pretend to fight for in your crusade against the "evil cult".
>
> Bernie

Since Martin loves to post slander, then he won't mind that the tables are
turned and information on him is distributed to the media and other
concerned persons in the US & Canada. Let's see where it takes the wimp...
>
>

Exile49

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Jan 24, 1998, 3:00:00 AM1/24/98
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> ("stupid answers to frequently
>asked questions")

Stupid answers??? Well, we get NO answers out of you or the other clams.
Where are your "eight million members?" there are about 3,500 in clearwater,
where are the rest?
Why did $cientology take Lisa McPherson to a hospital 45 minutes away when
it was plain that she was dying?
And why are so many OTS always in trouble with the law? And why have so
many $cientologists gone to jail? And what about Hubbard's bigamy? And why did
$cientology sneak into Clearwater under the name "United churches?" And why was
Hubbard in hiding when he died? Why did he let his wife go to prison in his
stead? Why did he claim honors in WWII that he never got nor deserved? Why have
no displays of the great powers of OTS been made? Why can't you handle ARS or
operation clambake? Why????
You are too much of a coward to answer, all of us know that. Your reputation
on ARS is about as good as your cult's name in Clearwater, which is very low
indeed.
The Exile
For the hidden story of the Sea Org (including names, dates and places) see:
http://www.entheta.net/entheta/1stpersn/warrior/

Garry Scarff

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RonsAmigo <rons...@aol.com> wrote in article
<19980124074...@ladder02.news.aol.com>...

> Bernie wrote:
>
> Hey Bernie, welcome back!
>
> > Thank you Martin Hunt for carrying A.R.S. flamewar into your "FAQ".
> >This is a further display of the kind of care for the truth and honesty
you
> >pretend to fight for in your crusade against the "evil cult".
> >
> >Bernie
> >
>
> In Hunt's case it should be called a SAFAQ. ("stupid answers to
frequently
> asked questions")
>
> Amigo

Obviously, Martin is an individual that doesn't feel loved, can't get it,
and is determined to fight, even slander people, to get the attention he
craves. Why feed a mental illness?

Garry
>

Dave Bird---St Hippo of Augustine

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In article <34ca0827...@snews.zippo.com>,
Hercule Barmpot the Belgian Defective writes:
>Having read this
>>description, it is important to hear the fool in his own words on
>>his homepage: http://uc2.unicall.be/bernie/home.htm. (By: Dave
>>Bird)
>
> Thank you Martin Hunt for carrying A.R.S. flamewar into your "FAQ".
>This is a further display of the kind of care for the truth and honesty you
>pretend to fight for in your crusade against the "evil cult".

I would encourage everyone to read Barnie's homepage to get his
viewpoint in his own words, just as I would encourage them to read
the "ars bigots page"; both give accurate impressions of their authors.


In article <19980124074...@ladder02.news.aol.com>, Ron@moeba:
>
>Hey Bernie, welcome back!

Lie down with dogs, get up with fleas.

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Martin Hunt

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Jan 26, 1998, 3:00:00 AM1/26/98
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In article <01bd2838$f4e57540$ce4f1ecf@scaarf>,
"Garry Scarff" <Sca...@iag.net> wrote:

>Bernie <be...@arcadis.be> wrote in article

Oh, look; the two OSA folks doing a tag-team. How cute! :-)

>> Thank you Martin Hunt for carrying A.R.S. flamewar into your "FAQ".
>> This is a further display of the kind of care for the truth and honesty
>you
>> pretend to fight for in your crusade against the "evil cult".
>>

>> Bernie
>
>Since Martin loves to post slander, then he won't mind that the tables are
>turned and information on him is distributed to the media and other
>concerned persons in the US & Canada. Let's see where it takes the wimp...

Go for it, shitheads. Oh, and don't forget to fuck off and die.
Garry, what part of "Don't send me any more fucking email" don't
you understand?

bc

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Jan 26, 1998, 3:00:00 AM1/26/98
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On Fri, 23 Jan 1998 21:30:34 GMT, be...@arcadis.be (Bernie) brewed up
the following, and served it to the group:

>in alt.religion.scientology, mar...@islandnet.com (Martin Hunt)
wrote
>(Messsage-ID <qNZw0Mdl...@islandnet.com>):
>
>>Bernie, be...@arcadis.be. Variously bern, Bern, bernie, Bernie,
>>Cybile, Basics, or Basile R at that account, aka Barnie the dopey
>>Dinosaur; forwards to the account of someone with a name
resembling
>>Bernie or Barnie. A former GO/OSA staffer, barking mad but
slightly
>>more coherent than Koos, he has supposedly left Scn but takes
every
>>chance to attack all rational criticism of it. Notorious for his
>>furious attacks on Leo Ryan re his cheek in interfering with - and
>>being murdered by - the Jonestown cult, Barnie has written exactly
>>3.5 noncommittal lines about the killing of Lisa McPherson by CoS,

>>despite many challenges to confront it. Having read this


>>description, it is important to hear the fool in his own words on
>>his homepage: http://uc2.unicall.be/bernie/home.htm. (By: Dave
>>Bird)
>

> Thank you Martin Hunt for carrying A.R.S. flamewar into your
"FAQ".
>This is a further display of the kind of care for the truth and
honesty you
>pretend to fight for in your crusade against the "evil cult".
>
>Bernie

<please pardon my absence of snippage>

You know, Bernie, all you need to do to rectify the situation is to
send in your own entry. Have you ever heard the old one about
"silence=assent"?

Or is it just more fun to whine about it in public?


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"One man's theology is another man's bellylaugh."
--Lazarus Long (Woodrow Wilson Smith)

the above e-mail address is obviously fictional.

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...bc...

sca...@iag.net

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Jan 26, 1998, 3:00:00 AM1/26/98
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In article <9OEz0Mdl...@islandnet.com>,

mar...@islandnet.com (Martin Hunt) wrote:
>
> In article <01bd2838$f4e57540$ce4f1ecf@scaarf>,
> "Garry Scarff" <Sca...@iag.net> wrote:
>
> >Bernie <be...@arcadis.be> wrote in article
>
> Oh, look; the two OSA folks doing a tag-team. How cute! :-)
>
> >> Thank you Martin Hunt for carrying A.R.S. flamewar into your "FAQ".
> >> This is a further display of the kind of care for the truth and honesty
> >you
> >> pretend to fight for in your crusade against the "evil cult".
> >>
> >> Bernie
> >
> >Since Martin loves to post slander, then he won't mind that the tables are
> >turned and information on him is distributed to the media and other
> >concerned persons in the US & Canada. Let's see where it takes the wimp...
>
> Go for it, shitheads. Oh, and don't forget to fuck off and die.
> Garry, what part of "Don't send me any more fucking email" don't
> you understand?

TO ANY PARTIES INTERESTED:

The ARS Problem Child Martin Hunt loves to gloat about all the attention
of getting e-mails. As I pointed out to Martin, seconded by my ISP,
it's petty to spam someone only to threaten them when they respond, and
such responses are not considered harassment.

It is expected that certain individuals in the Scientology organization
act this way; yet this childishness is not being perpetuated by
Scientologists, but by one of their most outspoken critics. What an
example...Pity....


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Geoff Burling

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Jan 27, 1998, 3:00:00 AM1/27/98
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On Mon, 26 Jan 1998 17:47:53 GMT, dr...@yourown.risk.com (bc) saith:

>-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
>
>On Fri, 23 Jan 1998 21:30:34 GMT, be...@arcadis.be (Bernie) brewed up
>the following, and served it to the group:
>

[snip]


>> Thank you Martin Hunt for carrying A.R.S. flamewar into your
>"FAQ".
>>This is a further display of the kind of care for the truth and
>honesty you
>>pretend to fight for in your crusade against the "evil cult".
>>
>>Bernie
>

><please pardon my absence of snippage>
>
>You know, Bernie, all you need to do to rectify the situation is to
>send in your own entry. Have you ever heard the old one about
>"silence=assent"?
>
>Or is it just more fun to whine about it in public?

No. Just easier for Bernie. And he does it so well, that the casual
reader can be taken in.

Bernie

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Jan 27, 1998, 3:00:00 AM1/27/98
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in alt.religion.scientology, sca...@iag.net wrote (Messsage-ID
<885876936...@dejanews.com>):

>The ARS Problem Child Martin Hunt loves to gloat about all the attention
>of getting e-mails. As I pointed out to Martin, seconded by my ISP,
>it's petty to spam someone only to threaten them when they respond, and
>such responses are not considered harassment.

Please be more explicit. What did actually happen?

Bernie


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