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“Only in scientology are people expected to be perfect” Ida Maye Camburn, who lost her son to Scientology, and used the nickname “Wasmom” on IRC relay chat. LINK
“Only in scientology are people expected to be perfect” said Ms. Ida Maye Camburn, who lost her son to Scientology, and used the nickname “Wasmom” on IRC relay chat for over a decade.
During WWII she was working in an aircraft factory as a riveter on aircraft wings. They gave all the employees IQ tests, one day while she was working she got a note on the factory floor, “the president wants to see you in his office” “OH MY” she thought, “I have been fired”
He told her they had never encountered someone with such a high test result, and offered to send her to college,
She said, Mr ..(whateverhisname was), I am just a housewife and take care of my husband, I think you have made a mistake. She declined his offer.
In third grade, I did not like my teacher yelling at me and the students, my mother, who graduated first in her class as Exeter High School went to the office, then they gave me a battery of tests.
after the tests the results scared them so badly, that they told me I did not have to listen to the teacher, and I could do anything I wanted for the rest of third grade (it was nearing spring time in Georgetown), I told them I wanted to build a windmill. They gave me an erector set. I watched the loaders move dirt around and build the brick circle in beautiful Montrose Park… and the flowers bud and bloom.. of course, nearly every other kid in that third grade class hated me, because I made them feel small….
and nothing has changed in 50 years…
Then they set me to a school for geniuses, called Oyster School, on Calvert street. Now I had to take a bus to school..or walk several miles…Jackson was at the end of the block I lived on, lined by Gingko trees(note). Where we learned binary number sets in 4th grade…to prepare us for the coming computer revolution.. So Ida and I had that in common too.
I’d prefer to die speaking my mind that to live fearing to speake
Note1: The Gingko trees had been a ‘gift’ from the Japanese Government to America. It really was an insult, not a gift, you see most of those trees were female gingko (there is a male and female), whose orange, squishy, fruits are never planted along walkways, because when crushed, they smell distinctly like vomit.
TAXES AND TACTICS: Behind an I.R.S. Reversal — A special report.
Scientology’s Puzzling Journey From Tax Rebel to Tax Exempt NY Times by Doug Frantz (Who walked with me across from Flag, down Ft Harrison in Clearwater while I carried a picket sign in 1997)
“Couple Lose Bid for Tax Refund Tied to Tuition Courts:
They had claimed that part of their payments to Jewish day schools constituted charitable contributions and cited an IRS break given to Church of Scientology members”
LA Times 2002
Explains Hernandez US Supreme Court Decision that held fixed price donations to not be deductible
Witnesses and documents from the time in 1969, when Hubbard turned it into Religion, Religiosity was invoked only as a legal maneuver in the FDA vs E-Meter case.
From Blacks Law Dictionary:
Fraud: An intentional perversion of the truth for the purpose of inducing another in reliance upon it to part with some valuable thing or to surrender a legal right; a false representation of a matter of fact, whether by words or conduct, by false or misleading allegations, or by concealment of that which should have been disclosed, which deceives and is intended to deceive another so that he shall act upon it to his legal inquiry; anything calculated to deceive, whether by a single act or combination, or by suppression of truth, or suggestion of what is false, whether it be by direct falsehood or innuendo, by speech or silence, word of mouth, or look or gesture; fraud comprises all acts, omissions, and concealments involving a branch of legal or equitable duty and resulting in damage to another.