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Tonight on AxXiom For Liberty Live! 6-8 PM Narconon in Our Schools, Gov. Ed Money Pit and Loopy Legislation

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Kaye Beach

May 10, 2013

Tonight on AxXiom For Liberty with Kaye Beach and Howard Houchen Narconon in Our Schools,  Gov. Ed Money Pit  and Loopy Legislation

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We are going to cover a lot of ground tonight.

First up are Colin Henderson and David Love,  returning guests to AxXiom For Liberty.  Colin and David are two untiring activists seeking to expose the deceptive and dangerous practices of Narconon and Scientology.

Colin Henderson sought help for his addiction at Narconon Arrowhead, a drug rehabilitation facility located in Canadian Oklahoma, in 2007.  He quickly became a critic of Narconon for their practices which he says are both deceptive and dangerous.

David Love, originally from British Columbia, was both a client and a staffer at the Narconon rehabilitation facility in Trois-Rivieres, half way between Montreal and Quebec City. He left in disgust taking with him masses of documentation on fraud and abuse in Narconon (NN) Trois-Rivieres (TR) facility in 2009. On April 17, 2012, Quebec health officials ordered the Narconon in Trois-Rivières to close saying that Narconon’s methods were dangerous for patients and violated Quebec’s health and safety criteria governing rehabilitation centers.

Colin and David will get us up to speed on the latest news regarding Narconon and help shed light on some of Scientology’s more insidious practices such as the one Howard Houchen encountered recently.

Narconon is a Scientology based drug rehabilitation program with facilities located worldwide including the state of Oklahoma.  Scientology has many fronts but all roads seem to lead gaining more recruits and money to fill the coffers of the church of Scientology.  Even so, you would not expect to find a trace of Scientology in a public school in the sleepy little town of Hugo Oklahoma.  Howard knows better.  He is going to explain how Narconon came to his child’s school and what he did about it.

Brandon Dutcher, OCPA

We will also get to hear Howard’s interview with Brandon Dutcher, the Vice President of Policy at OCPA (Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs) an Oklahoma individual liberty, free market policy research organization.  Howard and Brandon discuss the 91 million tax-payer dollars recently bestowed upon Oklahoma’s education system.  Brandon says that it is sheer folly to keep giving more money to this ‘failed government monopoly.’

Take a look at the numbers in Brandon Dutcher’s article for OCPA on the issue;  Oklahoma’s monopoly education system gets more money

Amanda Teegarden, Exec. Dir. OK-SAFE

We are also very pleased to welcome back Amanda Teegarden, the Executive Director of OK-SAFE, Inc. (Oklahomans for Sovereignty and Free Enterprise).

They say nothing happens by accident in politics and I am beginning to believe that this is true.   In the legislative process at least, I’m ready to vouch for it.  Amanda is going to shed some light on the process by examining two recent pieces of legislation that caused some confusion and controversy.   I think you will find this peek behind the curtain very interesting.

I will be sure to add any relevant links and articles after the show.

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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

ASHER, Oklahoma –

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

Another wrongful death lawsuit filed against Narconon Arrowhead

Kaye Beach

Oct 24, 2012

Published today in the McAlester News Capitol

Another wrongful death lawsuit filed against Narconon Arrowhead

By Jeanne LeFlore Staff Writer

McALESTER — Another wrongful death lawsuit was filed today against Narconon Arrowhead in Pittsburg County Court.

Shirley Gilliam, the mother of Gabriel Graves — found dead at the facility in 2011, filed the wrongful death lawsuit today in PIttsburg County Court.
This is second wrongful death suit filed against facility this month. Earlier this month another wrongful death lawsuit against Narconon Arrowhead was filed on behalf of Robert Murphy and Tonya White, parents of Stacy Dawn Murphy, 20, of Owasso, who was found dead in the facility’s withdrawal unit in July.
In other Narconon Scientology News;

Stop Scientology from Creeping into Okla. Public Schools Again!

Kaye Beach

Oct 23, 2012

Narconon Arrowhead, a drug rehabilitation organization based on Scientology has been permitted to give their presentation to Canadian Oklahoma High School students.  And this after the recent barrage of bad press and lawsuits arising from the untimely and suspicious deaths of several of Narconon Arrowheads charges.

Narconon Arrowhead recent deaths

Is it not possible to have good anti-drug educators to present at Red Ribbon Week at our schools that are not dogged by deaths, lawsuits and sex for drug scandals?

“. . . Narconon educators, versed in L. Ron’s pseudoscience, flunked out when it came to the ABC’s of actual drug facts. Over the decades, most US school districts have given Narconon the boot.” Link

Other states are on to this Scientology con and have banished them from infiltrating their schools.

Mayor abandons anti-drug program affiliated with Church of Scientology

SAN FRANCISCO / Church’s drug program flunks S.F. test / Panel of experts finds Scientology’s Narconon lectures outdated, inaccurate

The Canadian elementary and other Oklahoma kids are next unless something is done to stop it.

Canadian Elementary School Phone Number:
918-339-7205Canadian School District
http://elementaryschools.org/schools/39913/canadian-es.html

October 23, 2012

Narconon Arrowhead gives presentation at local school

By Jeanne LeFlore Staff Writer

McALESTER —

Narconon Arrowhead representatives gave a Red Ribbon Week presentation to students Canadian High School on Monday and are hoping to give a presentation at the McAlester Boys and Girls Club this week, according John Bitinas, public relations spokesman for Narconon Arrowhead.
BUT

The presentation has not yet been given to the elementary school students, according to Canadian Elementary Principal, Christy Lackey.

“I don’t have anything set up with them, yet.” Lackey said”

Tonght 9PM Central-NBC’s Rock Center Covers Narconon Arrowhead Deaths

Kaye Beach

August 16, 2012

Be sure to watch tonight at 9 PM central time as Brian Williams from NBC’s Rock Center presents his investigative report on Narconon Arrowhead.
Here is another story you might find interesting.

Bob Lobsinger fought  tooth and nail to expose Narconon back in the 90’s when the Scientology front organization first set up shop in Oklahoma.  Take a look at some of the articles he wrote and check out this article about the misadventure from the Village Voice-

Scientology’s Oklahoma Nemesis, Bob Lobsinger: “They Lied Every Step of the Way”

By Tony Ortega Thu., Aug. 16Scientology’s Oklahoma Nemesis, Bob Lobsinger: “They Lied Every Step of the Way” 2012 at the Village Voice

On Saturday and Tuesday, we gave readers some background on the Scientology drug treatment center in Oklahoma — called Narconon Arrowhead — that is now the center of controversy after four recent deaths which are under investigation, three just since October.

Tonight, a report by Rock Center’s Harry Smith on NBC should explode interest in the goings on at the strange drug rehab, where patients learn Scientology processes — like hours-long staring drills and talking to inanimate objects — rather than getting counseling for their actual drug problems.

Another Narconon Patient Speaks Out

Kaye Beach

July 29, 2012

Poor training, deaths and patients are taught to order ashtrays around in this expensive Scientology based facility.

From Oklahoma’s News Channel 9.  July 26, 2012

 

July 26, 2012 – Former Narconon Patient Talks About Treatment Practices – OKLAHOMA CITY – As the investigation into a Scientology-run drug treatment center continues more people who attended the center are coming forward. The OSBI has now turned the results of its investigation into the recent death over to the District attorney in Pittsburg County. This, as News 9 is learning more about exactly what happens inside the facility. “It was a way to get you kind of weak and vulnerable and trust whatever they’re telling you,” said a former patient who asked not to be identified. “They’re kind of just people like me that have been through the program and decided to stay and work,”. The Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse is also investigating the facility.

Narconon Exposed! Special Guest Colin Henderson tonight on AxXiom For Liberty Live!

Kaye Beach

July 27, 2012

Miss this show?  Listen to the podcast!  Narconon Arrowhead Exposed July 27, 2012

The radio show has also been put into video format if you prefer, here is part I, part II, part III, IV (the rest can be located in your sidebar on YouTube)

 

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Guest co-host Craig Dawkins returns to the show tonight and we will be interviewing special guest Colin Henderson about the spate of deaths and dubious practices of the Scientology based drug rehabilitation facility, Narconon Arrowhead, located in Canadian Oklahoma

You can read his story here;

http://www.scribd.com/doc/100843675/My-Narconon-Experience-by-Colin-Henderson

We covered Colin’s story over two years ago on AxXiom For Liberty.

What we learned then that is even more concerning now is how Narconon was permitted to operate  in the state even after the Oklahoma Board of Metal Health refused to approve the organization stating that, “No scientifically well-controlled independent, long-term outcome studies were found that directly and clearly establish the effectiveness of the Narconon program for the treatment of chemical dependency and the more credible evidence establishes Narconon’s program is not effective”

A review of the many articles published in the Newkirk Herald Journal beginning in the late 1980’s when Narconon first began to put down roots in Oklahoma, raises serious concerns about the process by which the organization gained approval to operate.

Originally Narconon was sited in Kay County on tribal property.

Tribal members contacted about the Chilocco project were not aware of a possible connection to the Church of Scientology.  All they’ve been told is that it is a “private corporation.”

Pawnee office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs said they were not aware of the connection, and were very “surprised” be- cause the “state” and the “governor’s office” were involved in getting Narconon to come to Chilocco.

Herald Journal Publisher April 27, 1989

Narconon Arrowhead, is finally being investigated.  Unfortunately it has taken the deaths of four young people, three of them in quick succession to put this facility in the spotlight.

July 25, 2012

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — After three deaths in nine months at an eastern Oklahoma drug rehab center with ties to the Church of Scientology, the local sheriff confirmed Wednesday that he has launched an investigation. link

The latest death happened just days ago, Stacy Murphy, age 20, was reported to have been found dead at the facility on July 19, 2012 ‘Somethings terribly wrong there’, says the father of Stacy Murphy.

Hillary Holten, 21 of Carrollton, Texas, died April 11; Gabriel Graves, 32, of Claremore, died Oct. 26.  . . .Kaysie Dianne Werninck, 28, died March 3, 2009, at a Eufaula hospital after she was transferred from the center.Read more: http://newsok.com/narconon-inquiry-in-oklahoma-expands/article/3695615#ixzz21nJQIgOh

When Regina Ramsey decided that she wanted to leave after Stacy Murphy’s death, she required the assistance of the Sheriff to do so.

Narconon Arrowhead Client Requires Police Assistance to Get Away

Something is indeed, very wrong at Narconon Arrowhead.

We will cover all of these issues and more tonight on AxXiom For Liberty.

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‘Somethings terribly wrong there’ Narconon Arrowhead

Kaye Beach

July 23, 2012

The father of Stacy Dawn Murphy who died recently at Narconon Arrowhead says that something is terribly wrong at the facility.

Controversy  has raged around Narconon ever since it was first established in our state back in the 1980’s and a quick succession of  deaths at the facility has renewed scrutiny upon the practices of the organization which are admittedly based upon the founder of Scientology’s teachings.

In 2007, the withholding of critical prescription medication for high blood pressure as well as dubious treatments and dishonesty by the facility leadership led to Colin Henderson to abruptly leave the facility.  Colin has been trying to sound the alarm about Narconon since that time expressing fear that the rehabilitation practices of Narconon could cause injury or death to those seeking treatment there.

July 21, 2012

“Somethings terribly wrong there” says father of woman who died at Narconon Arrowhead

By Jeanne LeFlore Staff Writer

McALESTER — On Friday morning, Stacy Dawn Murphy, 20, was found dead at Narconon Arrowhead in Candian and her father said he wants answers.

Robert “Murphy” Murphy of Owasso said he needs to know her death won’t go unnoticed.

“I want to know her death wasn’t in vain, that changes will be made,” Murphy said Saturday.

He said Narconon officials told him that she was found dead in the “DeTox” room, He said she was alone and hadn’t been checked on for at least 2 and half hours.

 

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Narconon Arrowhead Client Requires Police Assistance to Get Away

Kaye Beach

July 20, 2012

Narconon Arrowhead, a drug rehabilitation center located in Canadian Oklahoma is a front group for Scientology, a fact that is not revealed to prospective patients when they check in. Regina Ramsey paid $27, 000 to enter the facility and says she was forced to read the Scientology bible.  When she wanted to leave, she says the counselors at Narconon wouldn’t let her.   Checking in at Narconon is easy if not cheap, checking out however, can be a nightmare.  Yesterday marked the fourth unexplained death in three years at the facility. Three of those deaths have been within in the last year.

Regina Ramsey’s mother was forced to call on police assistance to extricate her daughter from the facility but it is reported that Oklahoma officials are now  giving the dubious Scientology enclave some long overdue attention.

Read and view the Fox 25 report

Another Young Life Ends at Narconon Arrowhead

Kaye Beach

July 19, 2012

Back on June 5th I told you about the first three tragedies happening all within a year at the drug rehabilitation facility, now this beautiful young lady is dead at 20.  How long before the state of Oklahoma looks into what is going on at the Scientology front Narconon Arrowhead facility?

Three Dead at Narconon: Sunshine Begins to Fall on Scientology Based Oklahoma Treatment Center

Reported today by the McAlester News Capitol today.

McALESTER — Another person has been found dead at Narconon Arrowhead

Stacy Dawn Murphy 20, of Owasso has been found dead at Narconon Arrowhead, according to a report by the PIttsburg County Sheriff’s Department.

Read more

My friend Colin Henderson has been trying for years to get someone to look into Narconon with no success.

Just reported (July 2o, 2012  12:14 am) by the Village Voice;

Stacy Dawn Murphy, 20: Another Death at Scientology’s Flagship Narconon Drug Treatment Center in Oklahoma

. . .By the time that news hit, Henderson was already sending out messages to Oklahoma state officials, putting even more heat on them now that at least three deaths have occurred at the Narconon center since this past October.

“This young lady’s death is on the hands of the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health Substance Abuse Services for their inaction after two previous deaths,” Henderson tells me.

Henderson himself was a patient at the center in July 2007. Since then, he’s been trying to get the word out about Narconon’s quack science, its reliance on low-paid non-medical staff, rampant drug abuse among patients, and dangerous conditions for patients in withdrawal.

His efforts resulted in a recent three-part series by Marisa Mendelson at the Fox affiliate in Oklahoma City. “That scrutiny definitely helped,” Henderson says, but now he’s angry that another patient has died while most of his messages to state officials have gone unanswered.. . . in particular his state representative, T. W. Shannon, who is slated to become Oklahoma’s next Speaker of the House if Republicans hold a majority after the next election.

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