Grant Cardone, 'Turnaround King': Doing CoS' dirty work

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Grant Cardone, 'Turnaround King': Doing CoS' dirty work

Post by Sponge » Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:49 am

[edit: see also part 2, further down this thread page]

Grant Cardone, NatGeo's 'Turnaround King': Doing Scientology's Dirty Work?
by Tony Ortega, Village Voice. 20th June 2011
http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninsca ... done_t.php
We happened to catch last night's premiere of Turnaround King on the National Geographic Channel. Well, OK, we were tipped that it might be worth paying attention to, so we did. I mean, normally, we are not watching reality TV on the NatGeo channel on Sunday nights.

Starring a man named Grant Cardone, this was more or less a straight rip-off of Kitchen Nightmares, and if you're familiar with chef Gordon Ramsay's show, then you know the formula: Cardone learns how badly a small business is doing, then fights to get the owner to use basic business sense to get things going in the right direction. (Last night's first two episodes involved a Gold's Gym in New Jersey and a car dealership.)

Cardone is charismatic, smart, articulate, and really seems to know what he's talking about. It's a fun show. So we were intrigued to learn what the show didn't tell us: that Cardone is a high-level wealthy Scientologist who, four years ago, may have slimed a fellow top Scientologist at the bidding of Scientology's dictator-for-life.

This afternoon, Marty Rathbun, once one of Scientology's top executives before his 2004 departure, made public at his blog a dramatic set of e-mails that Cardone sent out to fellow Scientologists in 2007.

Rathbun notes that Cardone is a wealthy Scientologist who has reached the highest level of "Operating Thetan" training, OT VIII, and is known in the church for his generosity to the cause, giving $1 million to a "Superpower Project" and another $1 million to Scientology leader David Miscavige's "war fund."

Cardone is so eager to please Miscavige, Rathbun says, he was willing to do some of the church leader's dirty work.

... more in article lnk.....

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Re: Grant Cardone, 'Turnaround King': Doing CoS' dirty work

Post by caroline » Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:00 am

Tony Ortega wrote:I called Cardone's office today, and was given the name and e-mail address of his assistant, Jen Harris. I sent a detailed message about what Rathbun planned to publish today. I am still waiting for a response.

Ortega, T. (2011, 20 June). Grant Cardone, NatGeo's 'Turnaround King': Doing Scientology's Dirty Work? blogs.villagevoice.com/. Retrieved on 20 June 2011 from http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninsca ... done_t.php
Rathbun tips off Tony what he's planning to publish? That's cozy.
INTELLIGENCE SPECIALIST TRAINING ROUTINE – TR L
Purpose: To train the student to give a false statement with good TR-1. To train the student to outflow false data effectively.
Commands: Part l “Tell me a lie”.

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Re: Grant Cardone, 'Turnaround King': Doing CoS' dirty work

Post by lostinspace » Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:04 am

Compared to what Marty has done himself :P, its meh but I am no way condoning a rich Scilon celebrity bully.


However Tony Ortega has been publishing stuff everyday on his blog.

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Re: Grant Cardone, 'Turnaround King': Doing CoS' dirty work

Post by triumph » Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:15 am

Jen Harris was formerly Jennifer Hammon
Jen was a bit actress and did a softcore porn movie before She became a Scientologist
She was Tom Cruises assistant on the films Last Samurai and Collateral
She allegedly quit when TC got rough with her and shoved her into a wall..

She became Grant Cardone's assistant
and married Tom Cruises Chauffeur Josh Harris in 2009 with the wedding talking place at Grant Cardone's West Hollywood Home

Jen's service completions
http://www.truthaboutscientology.com/st ... ammon.html

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Re: Grant Cardone, 'Turnaround King': Doing CoS' dirty work

Post by brownjedi » Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:51 pm

What is minihat?

PArtime position with the cult?

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Re: Grant Cardone, 'Turnaround King': Doing CoS' dirty work

Post by Sponge » Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:28 pm

brownjedi wrote:What is minihat?

PArtime position with the cult?
I found this on google which seems like a pretty good explanation....
In Scn every job is called a hat, and the course of study to learn your job is also called a hat, or hating, and the manila folder you keep the PLs relevant to your post in is also called your hat, or hat pack.

The hating cycle is Instant Hat, Mini Hat, Full Post Hat.


An Instant Hat is just that. Someone spends a couple of minutes to a few hours explaining what you are supposed to do, like: "You sit here and write letters to get people to come in."


Then a Mini Hat is a very short course usually three hours to three days long. It is mostly the fundamental HCO PLs regarding your specific post.

Then comes the Full Post Hat. It is a lengthy course, usually a few months, and covers everything about that post.
source: http://www.jerryesmith.com/index.php/150

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Post by brownjedi » Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:48 pm

Thanks for the info

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Re: Grant Cardone, 'Turnaround King': Doing CoS' dirty work

Post by Sponge » Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:56 pm

PART 2: Milton Katselas Pleads With Scientology After Grant Cardone's Attack: A Church Jihad?
by Tony Ortega, Village Voice 24th June 2011
http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninsca ... tselas.php
On Monday, we told you about Grant Cardone, NatGeo's "Turnaround King" whose new reality television show about rescuing ailing small businesses premiered Sunday night.

What the show didn't say was that Cardone is a wealthy and high-level Scientologist with cozy ties to Scientology leader David Miscavige. In 2007, Cardone sent an e-mail to fellow Scientologists attacking Milton Katselas, a well known and admired acting coach who had, in the view of the church, not kept up his duties as a compliant Scientologist.

Now we have more detail about that, with an additional letter that Cardone sent directly to Katselas, the acting teacher's reply to Scientology, and also Cardone's public responses since we outed him as someone willing to do Scientology's dirty work.

After our story ran Monday, we were contacted by Allen Barton, owner of the Beverly Hills Playhouse, who has a 20 year history there and worked closely with Milton Katselas.

Barton himself was a Scientologist for a time, but hasn't been involved for many years (despite what a New York Times story about Katselas said about Barton).

​Over the years, Barton says, actors did come in contact with Scientology when they studied with Katselas, but that wasn't the point of what the great teacher was doing. "There was a time when people would come to the school, find out about Scientology, and become interested," Barton says. "But Milton never proselytized in class. Never. And he never gave a shit. He was interested in acting."

...continues in article link (with dox)....
Awesome!
Cardone sure is some nasty piece of work.

Article comments, as always, open and active.

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Re: Grant Cardone, 'Turnaround King': Doing CoS' dirty work

Post by Judith Anderson » Sun Jun 26, 2011 3:50 pm

Scientology shields the child molesters in its ranks. Yet this cult wantonly exposed an elderly man for what it considered sexual crimes, things that he "confessed to." Hundreds of fellow Scientologists, maybe thousands received this information in their E-mail in-boxes, which was a breathtaking violation of the priest-penitent privilege. Furthermore, it falsely accused him of illegal solicitation, a crime in itself.

I still believe that in the main, Scientologists are decent people and I would bet that this ill-conceived action convinced a number of them to leave the cult because they were outraged and because it could happen to them. And because it was the right thing to do.

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Re: Grant Cardone, 'Turnaround King': Doing CoS' dirty work

Post by Sponge » Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:04 pm

Grant Cardone Takes to the Huffington Post to Head Off "Haters"
by Tony Ortega, Village Voice. 28th june 2011
http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninsca ... ne_t_1.php

So, rather than answer any allegations, Cardone just posts falacious PR-gument instead, like any trained scientologist.

I think I just invented some new terminology there: PR-gument.
Perfect! Saves a lot of typing in future.

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Grant Cardone tv show

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Re: Grant Cardone, 'Turnaround King': Doing CoS' dirty work

Post by Sponge » Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:22 pm

Scientologist Grant Cardone to Occupy Wall Street: Get Off Your Asses!
by Tony Ortega, Village Voice. 20th October 2011
http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninsca ... street.php

What? Oh I see the headline means "Cardone's [message] to..."

screenshot of Cardone's facebook:
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and comment from tikk on WWP:
tikk wrote: I was one of the first commenters to this post (10/19); my comment was gone I was removed from his page a few hours later. I re-liked his page but apparently I'm unable to comment to posts now.
Other comment/discussion:
http://forums.whyweprotest.net/threads/ ... st-1922948

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