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Space Jazz: The soundtrack of the book Battlefield Earth is a music album and soundtrack companion to the novel Battlefield Earth by L. Ron Hubbard, released in 1982. Hubbard composed the music for the album.

Space Jazz: The soundtrack of the book Battlefield Earth is a music album and soundtrack companion to the novel Battlefield Earth by L. Ron Hubbard, released in 1982. Hubbard composed the music for the album.

WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?

In the 80’s, L. Ron Hubbard had gone into hiding … mostly from fear of prosecution by U.S. authorities who had already brought indictments against his wife (who eventually went to prison with two other conspirators in 1979) and 10 other officials in an alleged conspiracy to place the religion’s spies in government agencies, bug government meetings and steal government documents.

One of the things that emerged from this self-imposed sabbatical was Space Jazz, an very strange entry into the rock music world. This article from Slate magazine describes the aftermath:

Musically, the album alternates between canned uplift (“Jonnie”, “Golden Age of Sci-Fi”) and droning dirges, broken up with patches of comic-book dialogue, robot voices, and laser-gun sound effects. A then-new, extremely expensive digital sampling synthesizer called a Fairlight CMI peppers the album; Hubbard seemed to imagine it represents the sound of the future, but it actually sounds more like the rightly discarded mistake of an abandoned past. Even for Battlefield Earth buffs like myself, Space Jazz is less a guilty pleasure than a harrowing endurance test. With Space Jazz, L. Ron Hubbard set out to re-create Battlefield Earth as a purely sonic experience. He succeeded all too well.

Less about real music and more like “What should I do with all this free time I’ve got on my hands,” Hubbard proved again in a period of time just preceding his passing that he was nothing more than a professional dabbler in weirdness.

The Slate article is very interesting … make sure you give it a read!

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Online shoppers in the United States will spend $327 billion in 2016, up 45% from $226 billion this year and 62% from $202 billion in 2011, according to a projection released today by Forrester Research Inc. In 2016, e-retail will account for 9% of total retail sales, up from 7% in both 2012 and 2011, according to the report, “U.S. Online Retail Forecast, 2011 to 2016,”by Forrester analyst Sucharita Mulpuru. That represents a compound annual growth rate of 10.1% over the five-year forecast period.

Online shoppers in the United States will spend $327 billion in 2016, up 45% from $226 billion this year and 62% from $202 billion in 2011, according to a projection released today by Forrester Research Inc. In 2016, e-retail will account for 9% of total retail sales, up from 7% in both 2012 and 2011, according to the report, “U.S. Online Retail Forecast, 2011 to 2016,”by Forrester analyst Sucharita Mulpuru. That represents a compound annual growth rate of 10.1% over the five-year forecast period.

And Scientology is content with selling books, tapes & auditing. You guys are stuck in the 80’s.

You Scientology yahoos are really missing the boat … I mean, look at your web site for just one minute. Now tell me, WHERE is the menu link for the STORE?? You launched the Golden Age of Tech Phase II in 2013 and what did all the little Scilons have to show for it? No buttons, no stickers, no mouse pads, no coffee mugs … NOTHING. I’ll bet they wish they could have clicked on the “STORE” button and bought some stuff.

You know … THE STORE??? Where the folks can buy neat bumper stickers with the Scientology logo and cool L. Ron Hubbard sayings on them, Challenge Coins with DM’s likeness on one side and logo on the other, T-Shirts with your OT level, gift cards where you could pay for auditing for a less fortunate Scientologist and hundreds of other gifts and resources. And think about this … little silver or gold E-meter replica necklaces or bracelets. Wow, now we’re talking serious marketing genius.

“I wish I had a pin that said ‘I’m a Scientologist,’ if you have questions, come ask me.”

“I wish I had a pin that said ‘I’m a Scientologist,’ if you have questions, come ask me.”

I mean come on … sure, you sell tons of books and recordings of the Great One himself but you have completely missed out on a revenue stream that could generate 7 … 8 figures a month. DM … are you freaking listening?

Give the folks what they want. After all, don’t the faithful want folks to know that they’re on a mission to clear the planet. After all … that’s what the young lady said on your web page “What Scientologists Say About Scientology,” assuming she wasn’t just an actor or something.

And who wouldn’t want a Squirrel Buster Hat — dude, that would be an epic score. In camo complete with a GoPro camera!

You can only imagine where we could take this discussion from here, right?

Talk about your inbred social media plan!!

Talk about your inbred social media plan!!

Folks, the Internet reveals a lot when it comes to the legitimacy of organizations. When you see a Twitter account like most, if not ALL, of Scientology’s accounts, it’s easy to see that wall of separation they’ve established between themselves and the “outside world.” what could possibly be the reason for following a mere 17 other accounts? Well, it’s time for the truth (and we know it’s true because it’s true for us), they’re merely following themselves!!

I mean, come on people … that’s just social media inbreeding. Do you people realize what you look like?

The Scientology Social Media Plan ... WE LIKES US!

The Scientology Social Media Plan … WE LIKES US!

One tweet since 2011 ... you guys want to tell us something. This is LA for goodness sake.

One tweet since 2011 … you guys want to tell us something. This is LA for goodness sake.

Apparently, Scientology in Los Angeles hasn’t filled that Twitter manager slot that opened up on April 23rd, 2011. Gee … was it something he said?

And like all of the other official Twitter accounts, they only follow themselves. Stay tuned for more reports on their special brand of inbreeding on the social media scene.

WIKIPEDIA: Michele Diane "Shelly" Miscavige (born January 18, 1961) is the wife of Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige. She has made no public appearances since August 2007. This has become the source of speculation concerning how Scientology treats its members. The Church of Scientology denies that she is missing and states that she is working for the church out of the public eye, though it has declined to reveal her present location. A 2013 missing persons report filed at least two separate times was closed and classified as 'unfounded' by the LAPD, but no information was made public in regards to her location or reason for disappearing from public view. A detective associated with the LAPD claims that detectives have met with the Miscaviges and seen Shelly in person.

WIKIPEDIA: Michele Diane “Shelly” Miscavige (born January 18, 1961) is the wife of Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige. She has made no public appearances since August 2007. This has become the source of speculation concerning how Scientology treats its members. The Church of Scientology denies that she is missing and states that she is working for the church out of the public eye, though it has declined to reveal her present location. A 2013 missing persons report filed at least two separate times was closed and classified as ‘unfounded’ by the LAPD, but no information was made public in regards to her location or reason for disappearing from public view. A detective associated with the LAPD claims that detectives have met with the Miscaviges and seen Shelly in person.

VANITY FAIR: Shelly Miscavige: Scientology’s Vanished Queen

After the wife of Scientology leader David Miscavige disappeared from public view, in 2007, those who asked questions were stonewalled, or worse. Now interviews with former insiders provide a grim picture of Shelly Miscavige’s youth, marriage, and fall from grace—and an assessment of her fate.

Vanity Fair goes “Full Auto” on report of strange disappearance of Scientology’s First Lady, Shelly Miscavige. We’re just guessing here, but it would seem that sooner or later David Miscagive is going to run out of room in the closet to store all those inconvenient “skeletons.”

“The law [in Scientology] is: The closer to David Miscavige you get, the harder you’re going to fall,” says Claire Headley, an ex-Scientologist who, along with her husband, Marc, worked closely with the Miscaviges. “It’s like the law of gravity, practically. It’s just a matter of when.” (The church of Scientology declined Vanity Fair’s repeated requests to interview the Miscaviges. In so doing, church representatives dismissed most of V.F.’s sources as disgruntled apostates, and called V.F.’s questions “ludicrous and offensive.” Additionally, the representatives described Shelly Miscavige as a private person who “has been working nonstop in the church, as she always has.”

Tony Ortega at The Underground Bunker has more:

One of the most intriguing mysteries of the Church of Scientology is the disappearance of Shelly Miscavige, wife of the church’s leader, David Miscavige. A frequent refrain heard from critics of the church is “Where’s Shelly?” — and that question is also central to the recent defection of Leah Remini, who began to break away from the church when she didn’t get a satisfactory answer.

We can now say that we have received new confirmation that Shelly Miscavige is living and working at Scientology’s super-secret CST headquarters near Lake Arrowhead in the mountains above Los Angeles, where she has been the entire time since she was sent there in late 2005 or early 2006.

More than likely, it’s probably true that Shelley doesn’t even think that she is in need of “rescue.” That’s the sad fact about the Scientology mindset – after a while the brain ceases to function in a logical way – “up” is “down,” “black” is “white,” “right” is … well, whatever David Miscavige happens to think is best for his personal well being. And it’s a pretty safe bet you’ll not see this handsome couple HERE any time soon.

The last place you probably see David and Shelley Miscavige any time soon!

The last place you probably see David and Shelley Miscavige any time soon!

It's been reported that Kirstie put on around 35 extra pounds since getting her new show. Well hey, it must be harder to loss weight than to get rid of the cocaine habit!!

It’s been reported that Kirstie has put on around 35 extra pounds since getting her new show. Well hey, it must be harder to loose weight than to get rid of the cocaine habit!!

Inconsequential spokesperson for the New & Improved Scientology Weight Loss program is going to have another go at it. Kirstie Alley seems to have an overwhelming gravitational attraction for those pesky engrams. But the big questions is this: is Kirstie just not far enough up the Bridge to be able to exploit the incredible power of the mind? Inquiring minds want to know!

Kirstie … here’s a hint. Ditch the worthless Scientology hocus-pocus and just push away from the table. And maybe get a rebate on those millions you’ve given to the Scilons and buy yourself a lifetime supply of meals from Nutrisystem. Seriously? Jenny Craig?

UPDATE: Here’s a curious list of all the cool things that Kirstie has achieved in her quest to be “Clear” as an OTVII … so we ask the question again: “WHY DO YOU NEED JENNY CRAIG?” Just saying.