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  •  Hubbard was a con artist (13+ / 0-)

    and a mediocre, cliche-happy science fiction author.

    Today's trivia becomes tomorrow's sacrament.

    by Troubadour on Sun May 12, 2013 at 01:03:28 PM PDT

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    •  From my research (4+ / 0-)
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      Troubadour, ferg, Aunt Pat, RiveroftheWest

      L Ron Hubbard had a total mental breakdown due in part to his service in WWII. He was a genius, but veterans' mental health services were, well, inadequate. He tried to put himself back together. He became functional, but remained delusional. Add in a great talent for hucksterism and, well, we know what happened. Tragic all the way through.

      Peace

      Zen is "infinite respect for all things past; infinite service to all things present; infinite responsibility for all things future."--Huston Smith's Zen Master

      by Ree Zen on Sun May 12, 2013 at 02:10:31 PM PDT

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    •  Con artist? BS you better believe that shit bro-- (2+ / 0-)
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      raboof, Troubadour

                                          LITE  
                               You read that book I gave you?

                                           OTTO
                               What book?

                                           LITE
                               Dioretix. Science of matter over mind.

                                           OTTO
                               Unh uhg

                                           LITE
                               You'd better read it and quick. That
                               book will change your life. Found it
                               in a Maseratti in Beverly hills.

      A lot of people don't realize what's really going on. They view life  as abunch of unconnected incidences and things. They don't realize that there this like lattice of coincidence that lays on top of everything. I'll Give you an example, show you what I  mean. Suppose you thinking about a plate of shrimp. Suddenly somebody will say like plate or shrimp or plate of shrimp out of the blue no explanation. No point  in looking for one either. It's all part of a cosmic unconsciousness.
       Repo Ma
      n.

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