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Friday on AxXiom For Liberty Live – Lucas Catton,Colin Henderson on Narconon Arrowhead

Friday March 29th on AxXiom For Liberty with Kaye Beach and Howard Houchen

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On Friday, Lucas Catton former president of Narconon Arrowhead, author of ‘Have You Told All?’, and our good friend Colin Henderson will be catching us up on the remarkable happenings at Narconon Arrowhead Scientology’s flagship rehab facility in located here in Oklahoma.

Lucas Catton

Lucas Catton

Catton came out of the shadows in the wake of the 3 Narconon patient deaths in a 9 month span that have led to criminal investigations and civil lawsuits against Narconon Arrowhead.

‘It was Catton who explained to us that Scientology officials have spent considerable resources lobbying and schmoozing state officials, worried that they would take a hard look at Narconon Arrowhead’s certification.

“When I left in 2006, they were eagerly trying to get some type of amicable relationship with the Department of Mental Health,” he says.’  . . . “They were worried that they had to get their entire program certified by the state, or get the law changed, or they would not be allowed to operate at all,” .  . .The Village Voice, August 18, 2012 http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2012/08/scientology_lucas_catton_narconon.php

Gabriel Graves,32,  Hillary Holten, 21,  and Stacy Murphy, 20 years old all died at the Narconon Arrowhead facility. Read more Narconon Rehab Deaths

Lucas Catton also recently published a book on his experiences as a Scientologist and the figurehead and PR specialist at Narconon Arrowhead called ‘Have You Told All?’

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NBC’s Rock Center did a feature on Narconon Arrowhead last August and will be airing  a very powerful piece on April 5th at 10pm EST/9PM CST featuring Lucas Catton and former staff member at Narconon, Eric Tenorio.  There will be a promo during the Rock Center’s show Friday March 29th show.

Axxiom For Liberty has been covering NN Arrowhead, the largest Narconon facility in the United States, since 2010 prior to the tragic deaths of at least 3 young people who were seeking help for their addictions that has set off a firestorm of media activity.

Much thanks to the sincere and tireless efforts of Colin Henderson who since his own dangerous experience with the facility in 2007, has been trying to warn others not to seek help there.

Here are just a few of the recent news items on Narconon Arrowhead;

-Legislation to curtail the dangerous practices at NN has been filed and has passed the Senate

Oklahoma Drug Rehab Bill Passes Senate: Scientology’s Narconon Days Numbered?

. . .history showed that the state had resisted Scientology’s plan to open the large rehab center in the late 1980s, and refused to grant it a license. But Scientology found a loophole in the law that allowed them to open based on a certification by a national nonprofit organization, bypassing state regulators.

In his bill, Ivester is trying to close that loophole.

Read more TonyOrtega.com

5 new suits have been filed against Narconon Arrowhead

“Narconon Arrowhead’s program “has the appearance of being nothing more than a pyramid scheme and sham” that operates to extort money while acting as a recruiting tool for the Church of Scientology, according to one of the lawsuits filed Thursday in Pittsburg County District Court. “
http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=14&articleid=20130322_11_A11_CUTLIN837575

Suits Claim Narconon Arrowhead Drugs-For-Sex Trade

-National counseling certification has been revoked for CEO, staff members of Oklahoma drug rehab Narconon Arrowhead

March 9, 2013

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — Narconon Arrowhead’s top executive and several of his employees have had a counseling certification revoked by the National Association of Forensic Counselors, officials say.
Read more: http://www.kjrh.com/dpp/news/local_news/narconon-officials-lose-counseling-certifications#ixzz2OfpR2hhj

And this is nothing new but something parents might want to watch out for, Narconon continues to do anti-drug presentations in public schools;

March 18, 2013

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Several parents say they are concerned over an anti-drug presentation at their school. The organization making the presentation and handing out literature is the controversial Narconon Arrowhead, which News 9 has been investigating here for several months.  Read more at NewsOn6

The curriculum provided by Narconon for grade and high school students is linked in the News 6 article and seems to diverge from scientific understanding of human biology.  This was a point of contention in California over Narconon’s anti-drug presentation to public school kids.

Schools urged to drop antidrug program / Scientology-linked teachings inaccurate, superintendent says

February 23, 2005

State Superintendent Jack O’Connell urged all California schools on Tuesday to drop the Narconon antidrug education program after a new state evaluation concluded that its curriculum offers inaccurate and unscientific information.

http://www.sfgate.com/education/article/Schools-urged-to-drop-antidrug-program-2728677.php

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Restore Oklahoma Public Education – ROPE

A brief list of Common Core educational materials

Here is a link to our one page information sheet called, “What Oklahomans Need To Know About Common Core State Standards“.  If you’re not in Oklahoma and wish to have something more generic, please use this handout from our friends at the Truth in American Education website.

Here is the paper that really helped to spread the word about CCSS, “Common Core State Standards, An Introduction To Marxism 101”  This should help you put the background together on where the Common Core came from – it’s political background and who’s behind the push.

For those of you interested also in the data collection aspect, our paper, “How Much Data Is Enough Data? What happens to privacy when bureaucracies exceed their scope?” might be of interest.  We also have another one page information sheet called, “What Oklahomans Need To Know About The P20 Council” that you can hand out to those seeking information.

Candidate Promises Statue of Free Cheese in Norman, OK March 28, 2013, The American Thinker

‘David Kempf for Mayor’  on Facebook

Tonight on AxXiom For Liberty Live! Taking Lessons From ‘Anonymous’

Anon germanyKaye Beach

Dec. 7, 2012

Update Dec. 14, 2012 Miss the show-here’s the podcast!  12-07-12 AxXiom for Liberty

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Calling All Activists!

Howard and I have a very interesting show lined up for you tonight!

When you think about Anonymous, some of their more daring exploits are probably the first thing that comes to mind.  Hacking, Denial of Service attacks and such but that is not the totality of the internet culture that is known as Anonymous and it is the lesser known efforts and successes that Howard and I are going to be focusing on tonight.

We are speaking to ‘Anonymous’ or rather one particular Anon, Damian DeWitt, who has been deeply involved in one project with Anonymous for about five years.   Get ready for your paradigm to be busted because I’ll bet that no matter what preconceived notion you might have about Anonymous, Mr. Dewitt is going to blow it out of the water tonight!

As you know, we have been reporting on the problems at Narconon Arrowhead, a Scientology based drug rehabilitation center located in Canadian, OK for a few years now. The recent spate of deaths that have occurred at the center has placed Narconon Arrowhead in headlines all over the country.  Our research and efforts to help expose the center’s questionable practices and deception in recruiting ‘students’ into Narconon naturally intersected with a portion of Anonymous known as Project Chanology. “Project Chanology is a large-scale plan to dismantle the Church of Scientology in its present form“ 

If you are involved in activism of any sort, you don’t want to miss this show!

I am certain that there is something valuable to be learned for all of us from an examination of the activism of Anonymous.  They are an extremely diverse group and far from this being a stumbling block, as it almost always is with more traditional forms of activism, Anonymous allows for the diversity to become one of its greatest strengths.  Where we constantly struggle with egos, agendas, and waste time scrapping over who gets credit, the format used by Anonymous to collaborate is such that these problems are swept aside or at least greatly minimized. Cultivating good leadership and establishing hierarchy often eats away at our time and energy.  It slows us down and frustrates us because we realize that our world is moving very fast and we are always playing catch up.   Personally, I can remember the few and blessed experiences I have had working on efforts where we did manage to rise above these stumbling blocks but as you know, that is the exception not the rule.  But why?  Every activist I know recognizes the need to work together where we can.  We want to leave our egos at the door but more often than not, we are our own worst enemies.  The truth is that we are simply human and we have always been and will always be (in this world at least) saddled with our human nature.

Watching Project Chanology do their thing has been fascinating to me.  I have watched collaborative research and problem solving unfold in real time drawing on the diversity of talents and skills possessed by its range of participants. Let me say that when it works, it works beautifully.

So, what is it that they do, or not do, that makes the effort successful?  You see left and right, Christian and Atheist, and every other dichotomy you can imagine, working (virtually) side-by-side on common goals. This alone is a remarkable feat.   Yet, Anonymous will not compromise on freedom of speech or expression.  How does this not devolve into fractures, flame wars and pettiness?  For one thing, with that devotion to freedom of speech naturally comes a thick skin.

Participation is absolutely voluntary and it is the merit of participants’ ideas, not their prestige that drives an effort.   Chaos and purpose may seem mutually exclusive.   Project Chanology proves it is not.  How is this so?  This is the evolution of activism and tonight we will ferret out the lessons that can be learned from the phenomenon that is Anonymous for anyone, anywhere who is trying to make a difference.  Oh, and let’s not forget the lulz while we are at it!

More about Anonymous

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US Gov. Software Creates ‘Fake People’ on Social Networks to Promote Propaganda

Kaye Beach

Feb. 19, 2011
The request issues from the Dept. of the Air Force.  I cannot for the life of me think of a legitimate use for such software.

This is not the sort of thing  that you expect to see in a “free society”

2/20/11 *UPDATE* For  a bit of insight into this mess read Kirby Plessas of Kirbstr’s Brain take on it.  (Hint-The CEO of HBGary, Aaron Barr is a dirty dog and an arrogant one who got his comeuppance to to boot!)

What HBGary Federal CEO, Aaron Barr, taught me about corporate ethics

The man at the center of this, HBGary Federal CEO Aaron Barr, was a former Navy SIGINT officer. The average citizen may not know what that means, but those of us who were in the military and particularly those of us who also were SIGINT (in my case, I was a SIGINT analyst, a non-commissioned officer), know that there are very strict legal barriers on what can and cannot be done by the government, especially when it comes to collecting information or intelligence on US citizens. This is called Intelligence Oversight (here is a pretty good US Army PPT Briefing describing it And those involved in SIGINT were reminded of it over and over and over. And I bring this up because, to me, it makes Aaron Barr look even worse.
He explicitly knows what is illegal for the government, and he suggested things that would break the law anyway.

US Gov. Software Creates ‘Fake People’ on Social Networks to Promote Propaganda

Sean Kerrigan

The US government is offering private intelligence companies contracts to create software to manage “fake people” on social media sites and create the illusion of consensus on controversial issues.

The contract calls for the development of “Persona Management Software” which would help the user create and manage a variety of distinct fake profiles online. The job listing was discussed in recently leaked emails from the private security firm HBGary after an attack by internet activist last week.

Click here to view the government contract (PDF)

According to the contract, the software would “protect the identity of government agencies” by employing a number of false signals to convince users that the poster is in fact a real person. A single user could manage unique background information and status updates for up to 10 fake people from a single computer.

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Also Read:

Spy games: Inside the convoluted plot to bring down WikiLeaks

 

Black ops: how HBGary wrote backdoors for the government

Check the handiwork of HBGary and Palantir in a powerpoint originally named “The Wikileaks Threat” which I am giving a new name to- GET WIKILEAKS and their little friends too!