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Jonny Jacobsen celebrates 3 yrs of Infinite Complacency Blog

Post by Sponge » Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:32 am

Now We Are Three
Friday, 16 March 2012
http://infinitecomplacency.blogspot.com ... three.html
When Infinite Complacency launched three years ago, mainstream news coverage of Scientology consisted mainly of celebrity gossip and jokes about their sci-fi cosmology. Today, the real issues are finally getting aired.


Something quite remarkable happened in the British press last month: Britain's two top-selling dailies ran stories about the violence and abuse that is rife at the top of Scientology.

[...continues with much more in the article link...]
I named this website Infinite Complacency after a passage from the beginning of H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds:
  • With infinite complacency men went to and fro over this globe about their little affairs, serene in their assurance of their empire over matter.
I'll leave it for you to work out how that applies in the context of Scientology, but here's one thing to consider. (Attention: spoiler!)

The seemingly all-conquering Martians in Wells' great adventure are, in the end, vanquished by something small, insignificant and invisible: simple Earth-bound bacteria – a virus.

Here's to the next three years.
Thank you Jonny for your factual reporting (particulary on the cases in France which we would otherwise have diffculty in getting useful translated court information), your in-depth yet easy to understand analysis of important events and your complete professionalism.

Happy 3rd blog birthday!

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Re: Jonny Jacobsen celebrates 3 yrs of Infinite Complacency

Post by Albion » Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:00 pm

Why thank you.

Have some caek.


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Re: Jonny Jacobsen celebrates 3 yrs of Infinite Complacency

Post by Sponge » Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:40 pm

You're welcome.
Have a shoop...

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* Absolutely no sci-fi cosmology. Serious blog is serious!

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Re: Jonny Jacobsen celebrates 3 yrs of Infinite Complacency

Post by Don Carlo » Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:45 pm

Those cupcakes could be Xenu cupcakes, with a few tweaks.

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Re: Jonny Jacobsen celebrates 3 yrs of Infinite Complacency

Post by Sponge » Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:33 pm

Jonny Jacobsen: A Q&A with Europe's Premier Scientology Blogger
by Tony Ortega, Village Voice. 20th March 2012
http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninsca ... logger.php

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Last month, when a highly complex fraud trial was completing its appeal phase in France -- which considers Scientology a business scam, not a religion -- there was only one place we went for the latest information.

In the past, we've described Jonny Jacobsen's blog, Infinite Complacency, as "murderously rigorous," and we meant it. A blogger's blogger, Jacobsen is a British-trained journalist who lives in France and has relentlessly, and with laser focus, written about some of the most complex legal developments in the world of Scientology watching.

This week, Infinite Complacency celebrated its third anniversary, and Jacobsen reflected on being one of the first to reveal abuse of church executives at Scientology's California international base, and to watch the fraud trial unfold in Paris. And he jumped at the offer when we asked him to give us some perspective on what changes he's seen in this field of scribbling about the church since 2009...

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Re: Jonny Jacobsen celebrates 3 yrs of Infinite Complacency

Post by Don Carlo » Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:47 pm

Bravo, Jonny, for recognition of your tremendous work.

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Post by Albion » Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:48 am

Don Carlo wrote:Bravo, Jonny, for recognition of your tremendous work.
Thanks Don Carlo.

And please note that after finishing the piece at 4:00 am, I
was too tired to put any links in: except the one to Clambake.
Hats off to Andreas for what he has created here.

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Re: Jonny Jacobsen celebrates 3 yrs of Infinite Complacency

Post by tamasin-sp » Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:55 pm

Sponge wrote:Jonny Jacobsen: A Q&A with Europe's Premier Scientology Blogger
by Tony Ortega, Village Voice. 20th March 2012
http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninsca ... logger.php

Image
[Click the pic for a larger version of this dashing young gentleman]

Last month, when a highly complex fraud trial was completing its appeal phase in France -- which considers Scientology a business scam, not a religion -- there was only one place we went for the latest information.

In the past, we've described Jonny Jacobsen's blog, Infinite Complacency, as "murderously rigorous," and we meant it. A blogger's blogger, Jacobsen is a British-trained journalist who lives in France and has relentlessly, and with laser focus, written about some of the most complex legal developments in the world of Scientology watching.

This week, Infinite Complacency celebrated its third anniversary, and Jacobsen reflected on being one of the first to reveal abuse of church executives at Scientology's California international base, and to watch the fraud trial unfold in Paris. And he jumped at the offer when we asked him to give us some perspective on what changes he's seen in this field of scribbling about the church since 2009...

[...continues in article link...]

Well Done Jonny!

Since you celebrated your blog birthday, I can no longer link to your blog. It's gone. Any ideas?
Look at our brokenness.
We know that in all Creation
Only the human family
Has strayed from the sacred way.

Teach us love,compassion,honour
That we may heal the earth
And heal each other.(part of an Ojibway prayer)

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Re: Jonny Jacobsen celebrates 3 yrs of Infinite Complacency

Post by Sponge » Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:08 am

Thanks tamasin. I've contacted Jonny so hopefully he'll fix it soon.
It seems to be redirecting from the usual .com address to one with ".co.uk" and back again in a sort of infinite loop.

*Edit: It seems to be working OK now. http://infinitecomplacency.blogspot.com/

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Re: Jonny Jacobsen celebrates 3 yrs of Infinite Complacency

Post by brownjedi » Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:58 am

DM's catch phrase has to be "To Infamy and beyond"

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Re: Jonny Jacobsen celebrates 3 yrs of Infinite Complacency

Post by Albion » Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:37 am

The problem appears to the introduction of country-specific URLs, as
explained here:

http://googlesystem.blogspot.com.au/201 ... -urls.html

Anyone still having troubles with connection might want to try adding
/ncr (no country redirect) to the URL.

I think I have already fixed Canada, Australia and Britain, but let me know if that
is not the case. I've not had any problems reported in the US.

Another possible fix at your end is to add your specific country URL into the template.

Thus in this case it needs to be http://infinitecomplacency.blogspot.com/ncr

Let me know how you get on, in this thread, or by PM.

jj

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Re: Jonny Jacobsen celebrates 3 yrs of Infinite Complacency

Post by bubbler » Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:38 am

Recent developments:
"Invisible Handcuffs"
http://infinitecomplacency.blogspot.com/

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