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Fri Jan 18, 2013, 06:39 PM

"Dangerous Persuasions - $cientology" (ID Channel)

Heads up! At least for couch 'taters like me.

As I often rant, I love the true crime shows on the Investigation Discovery (ID) Channel.

ID Channel just started a new series, ""Dangerous Persuasions." And it started with a bang this week- poking at the Church Of $cientology. ID Channel shows get repeated endlessly, so you should be able to catch it all next week etc.

I don't think this would have happened just a few years ago. The MSM used to be notoriously skittish about covering those litigious fuckheads in Co$.

The show, "Billion Year Contract," is about Nancy Many & her husband Chris. They were in the cult for 20 years and served in some high-level Co$ offices, including Sea Org, the Hollywood Celebrity Centre and OSA (Office of Special Affairs - the spies sent out to investigate/harass Suppressive Persons).

One of Nancy Many's first OSA jobs was spying on Paulette Cooper, who wrote "The Scandal of Scientology" in 1971. Cooper herself appears on the show.

Other than that, no SPOILERS from me. I learned a few new things about Co$, and normal people who aren't obsessive cranks like me will probably learn even more.

Oh, the upcoming show on Jan. 30 also sounds real good...

Single mom Christine meets a charismatic man who manipulates her into believing he is a Mormon Prophet and that they are 'spiritually married.' Promising divine blessings he coerces her into selling her possessions.

Jebus! Shows about $cientologists and Mormons in the same month? Somebody at ID Channel seems to have the right idea.

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Response to onager (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 07:38 PM

1. Glad to see I'm not the only voyeur that enjoys the ID channel!

It's always fascinating to me to see how shitty humans treat other humans. In that respect, ID isn't that much different from Animal Planet or Nat Geo Wild.

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Response to EvolveOrConvolve (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 08:35 PM

2. Ha! Thanks, I guess.

You're right, the things people do are always fascinating. Usually things done for money on those shows...

Oh...you took out a $3 million life insurance policy on your spouse and he/she died a week later? In a home invasion robbery where you got a scratch on your elbow, and the spouse was decapitated?

Nope, nothing suspicious about that...

There's an occasional bright spot. Recently "Deadly Women" covered a case from Los Angeles in the 19th century.

Guy from one of L.A.'s oldest and richest Mexican families seduced a much poorer young Mexican woman. Then dumped her.

Having never fired a gun before, she went out and bought a pistol. And with her first and only shot, drilled the louse thru the right eye.

The young woman faced an all-male, all-Anglo jury. Using the morals of the time, at trial she said losing her virginity meant she was "ruined forever." And caused her to go temporarily insane.

She was acquitted.

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Response to onager (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 08:11 AM

3. That was a really good story

And she broke off her engagement for him. Her mother was right.

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Response to EvolveOrConvolve (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:03 PM


...Gratuitous brutality committed onto humans by other humans has indeed become the cornerstone of mainstream contemporary entertainment.

However, humans butchering, burnings, stabbings, hangings, drawn and quarters, public disembowelings, public beheadings and such-- cannot be blamed on today's moral decay and exploitive nature of media---all the real nitty-gritty, in your face blood and guts stuff happened long before cable television.

I guess the moral of the story is for some unknowable reason---MAN HATES MAN....Artofwar

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