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Texas Judge Denies Scientology anti-SLAPP Motion | 14 March 2014

In Activism, Scientology on March 26, 2014 at 6:49 pm

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Click here to view my photo set from the hearing.

Texas Judge Denies Scientology anti-SLAPP Motion | 14 March 2014 from Mike Bennitt on Vimeo.

In a 25-page ruling, Comal County Judge Dib Waldrip rejected Scientology’s ‘anti-SLAPP’ motion which had attempted to derail the harassment lawsuit of Bulverde, Texas resident Monique Rathbun.

Read Tony Ortega’s exclusive report here:

http://tonyortega.org/2014/03/14/texas-judge-denies-scientologys-anti-slapp-motion-in-rathbun-suit/

And read Texas Judge Dib Waldrip’s decision here:

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Texas Judge Orders Deposition of Scientology Supreme Leader David Miscavige

In Activism, Scientology on February 11, 2014 at 6:52 am

This is my recap of the two hearings on the motion to depose Scientology Supreme Leader, Captain David Miscavige.

Texas Judge Orders Deposition of Scientology Supreme Leader David Miscavige from Mike Bennitt on Vimeo.

And here is my full-length video from the hearning:



A late addition to Captain Miscavige’s defense team is former Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson. So far, he has appeared in court with the defense team twice. You can see him here:

Tony Ortega reported that,

A conspicuous addition to Scientology’s legal team was the arrival of Wallace Jefferson, who only recently stepped down from his position as the chief justice of the Texas Supreme Court. At the last two court hearings, Wallace has been taking notes as his brother, Lamont, has represented Miscavige and argued for hours on Wednesday in a vain effort to convince Judge Waldrip that Miscavige shouldn’t be deposed.

Jeffrey thinks Wallace Jefferson was brought in to prepare appeals, and he expects that Scientology’s team will soon be going to a state appeals court or the state supreme court asking for permission to file for a writ of mandamus.

“They don’t have a right to a mandamus. They have to apply to the Texas court of appeals or supreme court for the right to file it,” he explained to us. “Mandamus is supposed to be extraordinary.” He says he expects the Scientology team to put together a voluminous petition filled with references to religious rights to convince an appellate court that Judge Waldrip abused his discretion by calling for Miscavige to testify.

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Click here to see my photo set from the hearing.

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http://tonyortega.org/2014/01/23/ray-jeffrey-on-scientology-in-the-courtroom-constantly-getting-tripped-up-on-the-facts/

http://mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/Judge-to-Scientology-leader-must-testify-in-5166735.php#photo-5762921

http://tampabay.com/news/scientology/judge-scientology-leader-can-be-deposed/2157052

http://tonyortega.org/2013/12/13/texas-judge-orders-deposition-of-scientology-leader-david-miscavige/

Matari Jones reports for Channel 4 San Antonio:

http://news4sanantonio.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/watch-squirrel-busters-scientology-video-7691.shtml

http://txcitizen.com/Article/249/the-first-amendment-in-the-dock

Eagle Eye View of Scientology Superpower Building

In Activism, Mind Control, Religion, Politics and War, Scientology on November 24, 2013 at 4:14 pm
Scientology Superpower Grand Opening Aerial View 17 November 2013

Scientology Superpower Grand Opening Aerial View 17 November 2013

Last Sunday afternoon Mike Rinder and I decided to watch Scientology Supreme Leader for life David Miscavige preside over the ribbon cutting of his 20 year project from overhead in a helicopter.

Scientology claims 10 million members.

They claim over 4 million new people a year.

Sea Organization propaganda claims this is the biggest event in the eternity of the universe.

Knowing that Sea Organization members are pathological liars, and in particular have lied about the number of Scientologists for decades, we decided to document how many people actually show up.

Have a look for yourself. There are several watchers analyzing these photos to determine the number of attendees in the photos, but you can also have a look at my photo set for yourself and decide.

How many people does it look like in the photos to you?

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I produce my videos at my own expense as a public service.


My reasons for doing this are:


1. To expose the modern day slavery, mind control, and other abuses of the Sea Organization and their Supreme Leader for life David Miscavige.


2. Expose Scientology for the fraud that it is.



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For the best in depth coverage of the historic weekend, check out Tony Ortega’s coverage here.

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http://tonyortega.org/2013/11/17/live-over-clearwater-watching-scientology-from-an-eye-in-the-sky/

Monique Rathbun vs David Miscavige and Scientology

In Activism, Human Rights, No Time For Slaves, Religion, Politics and War, Scientology on September 17, 2013 at 9:03 pm

On 12 September 2013 a temporary injunction hearing of Monique Rathbun’s harassment lawsuit against David Miscavige and the Church of Scientology was held in Comal County’s 433rd District Court with the honorable Judge Dib Waldrip presiding.

Comal County, TX 12 September 2013

 

View my photo slideshow here

Scientology Inc. brought 15 lawyers to wage war on Monique and you can see some of them huddling here

Comal County, TX 12 September 2013

Here are the opening statements from Day 1:

Ray Jeffrey is representing Monique Rathbun. This is his bio on Linkedin http://www.linkedin.com/pub/ray-jeffrey/25/965/663

Lamont A Jefferson is representing David Miscavige and the Religious Technology Center (RTC). Here is his bio on Linkedin http://www.linkedin.com/pub/lamont-a-jefferson/6/1a/972

Les Striebel III is representing the Church of Scientology International (CSI). Here is his bio http://www.lawdcm.com/attorneys/LesStrieber.html

13 September

 

Day 2 was a different hearing in which Scientology Inc is trying to get Monique’s lawyers removed from her case. You can view the opening statements of that hearing here

 

The next court appearance is scheduled for 18 October.

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http://www.mysanantonio.com/default/photo/Monique-Rathbun-talks-to-a-supporter-while-5177870.php

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http://www.scribd.com/doc/164582365/Monique-Rathbun-v-Scientology-RTC-Special-Appearance

http://www.scribd.com/doc/164582569/Monique-v-Scientology-Warren-McShane-Declaration

http://www.scribd.com/doc/165676942/Monique-Rathbun-vs-Scientology-First-Amended-Complaint

http://www.scribd.com/doc/166926197/Monique-Rathbun-vs-Scientology-CSI-Motion-to-Disqualify

http://www.scribd.com/doc/166926773/Monique-Rathbun-vs-Scientology-CSI-Motion-to-Disqualify-Exhibits

What Is Wrong With Scientology Book Review

In Activism, Scientology on August 22, 2013 at 9:55 pm

View original version here http://vimeo.com/72929182

What Is Wrong With Scientology address questions that I’ve asked for 15+ years and could not get a straight answer to from anyone inside the corporation. The book reconciles contradictions I’d observed and consequently suspended reason in order live with, resulting in heartache and loss for me personally and thought control and slavery for loved ones that I have introduced to the Philosophy and who remain prisoners behind the Iron Curtain of Mind Control that is Scientology Inc. to this day.

I appreciate the many quotes from non-Hubbard books. Earlier this year I read Lifton’s book Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism: A Study of “brainwashing” in China and I downloaded A Brief History of Everything and just started chapter 1 of Man’s Search for Meaning.

I survived Scientology Inc. This book will be a part of others doing the same.

I am not a Scientologist. I’ve graduated and moved on.

But if you are a Scientologist you’ve read the books, you’ve heard the lectures, and you can look around you and see that things aren’t adding up.

I understand. I’ve been there.

Read this book. Take the data, evaluate it for yourself, and see if any of it is true or not.

I’m not demanding your agreement.

However, if you’re not allowed to look at the data and inspect it for yourself and find out if it’s true – well isn’t that, in and of itself, a problem? Isn’t that someone thwarting your self-determinism? Isn’t that other-determinism?

So I’m simply asking you to look at the data for youself and come to your own conclusions.

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State of Mind Movie Review

In Activism, Mind Control, No Time For Slaves, Religion, Politics and War on August 22, 2013 at 6:22 am

Mind Control | State of Mind Movie Review from Mike Bennitt on Vimeo.

Last month (July 2013) Free Mind Films released their latest documentary titled State of Mind.

Yesterday I had the opportunity to view it

These filmmakers have done a brilliant job distilling an incredible amount of data down into 110 minutes. Their facts come from many sources, and the filmmakers cite their sources so you can easily check the source material yourself..

And they were able to interview many of the recognized experts on Mind Control.

Its amazing to learn just how much time and resources the governments of Earth have spent on research and development of mind control technologies. Would a government by the people and for the people spend a fortune of the peoples' money over a period of decades researching and developing mind control technology? For what purpose? How does that benefit the people?

Another thing that really shocked me is to learn the true history of our "education system". If you look at it, government run schools are merely training students, not educating them. Could this be why home schooling is so looked down upon? Why is government schooling compulsory?

Then there is TV – optimized to put an individual into a light hypnosis, thereby becoming highly suggestible. Add the Big Pharma drug culture into the mix and one is being hit from all directions.

Watch the movie – I give it 5 stars. I've bought a box of DVD's that I'm handing out to my friends, and I haven't done anything like this in years.

I'll include some links below for your review, and to purchase the DVD if you're interested.

I wanna leave you with one question to ponder…

…What is the last original thought you had?

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Scientology Wikipedia and Human Trafficking in the Sea Organization

In Activism, Human Rights, Mind Control, No Time For Slaves on April 15, 2013 at 1:00 am

Scientology Wikipedia and Human Trafficking in the Sea Organization from Mike Bennitt on Vimeo.

Scientology operatives have tried and failed to have this Wikipedia entry removed.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hole_%28Scientology%29

This article shines a spotlight on the human trafficking crimes that go on at David Miscavige's compound, known to Scientologists as International Headquarters or Int Base. The article has had over 186,000 views in the last 90 days and has earned high ratings from the Wikipedia community:

http://stats.grok.se/en/latest90/The_Hole_%28Scientology%29

Scientology operatives are demanding that “…the topic of human trafficking be discussed and that perhaps the classification may not be justified strongly enough to include Scientology's "Hole" in that classification…”

You can investigate all of this for yourself at these following links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:The_Hole_%28Scientology%29

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Did_you_know_nominations/T…

Scientology made worldwide headlines in 2009 by being banned from making Wikipedia edits after a long arbitration process with Wikipedia. You can learn more about that here:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2009/may/29/wikipedia-scien…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_Scientology_editing_on_Wi…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Requests_for_arbitration/…

Wikipedia: Scientology Sea Organization Prison "The Hole"

No Actions Are Small

In Activism, Human Rights, No Time For Slaves on March 18, 2013 at 4:18 pm

No Actions Are Small from Mike Bennitt on Vimeo.

As you look around your world, you can see that a lot of things are not right. Mankind is surviving, but mankind could also reach higher levels of survival.

Higher levels of enlightenment.

Higher levels of self-determinism and free will.

We've got some work to do.

Whatever issue you're passionate about, whatever it is you want to fix in the world, You CAN do something about it.

Start today. Start a blog. WordPress and Tumlr are simple, easy and cost nothing.

Start a YouTube channel. Your computer has an embedded camera and that's all you need. It doesn't need to be a Hollywood production. YouTube is not Hollywood.

You own a camera. Take pictures.

Your point of view is important.

Be it a million people or ten, each of us has a sphere of influence.

You know ten people who know ten people. That's how word spreads.

Don't let anyone make you feel small or insignificant.

I'm talking about changing people's minds.

I'm talking about a battle of ideas. I'm talking about fighting for your principles.

And one cannot change people's minds through the use of force.

One changes people's minds with effective communication.

You are not alone.

Fighting is not the answer. Love is the answer.

Act Now.

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