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  •  I was basing my Drunk Dialing analysis (4+ / 0-)

    on the unlikely timing of the call, 7:30 a.m. on a Saturday and I doubt that she would want to be known (if she isn't already) as a drunk or script drug junkie.

    I think she has other issues which haven't been covered yet...

    Virginia Thomas took training with the controversial self awareness program Lifespring while a congressional aide.[1] She said in a 1987 interview with The Washington Post that she had to seek counseling after her decision to break away from Lifespring.[2] Thomas left Lifespring in 1985, and joined the Cult Awareness Network.[27] She ultimately had to hide in another part of the country in order to avoid a constant barrage of phone calls from Lifespring members, urging her to remain in the organization.[2][28][29] Thomas spoke on panels and organized anti-cult workshops for congressional staffers in 1986 and 1988.[2] In a 1991 interview, Thomas commented on Lifespring, stating "they are pretty scary people." She also stated: "I was once in a group that used mind control techniques."[30]

    Lifespring was a for-profit private company, founded in 1974. The company promoted itself through books and word of mouth advertising. By 1989, officials stated that over 300,000 people had enrolled in the company's seminars.[1] Lifespring has been classified as a New Age/human potential training company.

    The company was the subject of investigative reports by the media, and was criticized by former staff and participants[2][3]. After a series of lawsuits in the 1980s which alleged that Lifespring was responsible for mental damages to the plaintiffs [4], the company paid out damages as a result of settlements and one lost jury decision [4].

    May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house. George Carlin

    by msmacgyver on Thu Oct 21, 2010 at 07:57:12 AM PDT

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