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Post by J. Swift » Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:19 pm


LRH Pattern #1 in the Evolution of a Fraud: L. Ron Hubbard Faked Illness or Injury as a Way to Escape from Serious Problems

LRH Pattern #2 in the Evolution of a Fraud: L. Ron Hubbard Concealed Those Parts of His History That Were Personally Embarrassing.

LRH Pattern #3 in the Evolution of a Fraud: L. Ron Hubbard Knowingly Lied About His Educational and Personal Accomplishments in an Attempt to Portray Himself as a Superhuman, a Superman.

LRH Pattern #4 in the Evolution of a Fraud: Stolen Valor L. Ron Hubbard Knowingly Lied About His Non-Existent Military Exploits in Order to Make Himself Appear Heroic, Courageous, and Distinguished.

LRH Pattern #5 in the Evolution of a Fraud: LRH Failures Followed by Fake Expeditions and Heroic Lies.

LRH Pattern #6: Representing Himself as Having Been Injured in a Great Battle or Quest, He Emerges Damaged but Bearing Secret Information of a Universal Nature.


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Pattern #1, Part 1

Here is LRH's bio from 1928-1932:

1928:
Hubbard's folks pay for him to attend the expensive Swavely Prep School in Manassas, Virginia. He was enrolled in a special program that prepared young men to apply for admission into Annapolis, the famed US Naval Academy. However, CoS' LRH bio shows him graduating high school from the Woodward School for Boys in Washington, DC.

Why did Ron never make it into Annapolis Naval Academy? It was due to his bad eyesight. I will show in this thread why LRH lied about his bad eyesight and other physical problems to escape the responsibly for his own actions. In Scientology parlance, LRH "turned on somatics" as a way to avoid confronting life.

1. As stated in Understanding Scientology by Margery Wakefield:
To his father's disappointment, Ron failed the entrance exam for the Annapolis Naval Academy. Determined to get his son into the Academy, Harry enrolled Ron at the Swavely Preparatory School in Manassas, Virginia, in a special program for prospective Annapolis candidates. Inevitably, however, Ron was denied admission to the Academy because of bad eyesight.

Next, Ron was enrolled in the Woodward School for Boys in Washington, D.C. as a substitute for taking the College Entrance Examination. In September of 1930, Ron was admitted to George Washington University School of Engineering with a major in civil engineering.
ref: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Library/Shel ... us-02.html

2. LRH's rejection from Annapolis Naval Academy due to "bad eyesight" raises an intriguing issues:

2A. Why did the US Marine Corps accept LRH as a reservist in 1930 while while Annapolis Naval Academy rejected his request for enrollment due to bad eyesight? LRH himself confessed to his fraud at Annapolis in his own Admissions:
That my eyes (which I used as an excuse to get out of school) are perfect and do not pain me ever.
ref: http://carolineletkeman.org/sp/index.ph ... Itemid=174
Your eyes are getting progressively better. They became bad when you used them as an excuse to escape the naval academy. You have no reason to keep them bad and now they can get well and they will become eventually starting now as keen as an eagle's with clear whites and green pupils. Sunlight does not affect them. Lack of sleep does not affect them.
ref: http://carolineletkeman.org/sp/index.ph ... Itemid=174

2B. LRH would later use both ulcers and eye problems (conjunctivitis) as a way to evade the punishment of the US Navy for misconduct following his order that his coastal patrol ship fire its deck gun upon an inhabited Mexican island:
Your stomach trouble you used as an excuse to keep the Navy from punishing you. You are free of the Navy. You have no further reason to have a weak stomach. Your ulcers are all well and never bother you. You can eat anything.
ref: http://carolineletkeman.org/sp/index.ph ... Itemid=174

We see that LRH was able to "turn on somatics" early in life as his way of escaping the responsibility for his own actions.

3. Here is my scenario:

3A. LRH's father, Commander Harry Ross Hubbard of the US Navy, paid handsomely for LRH to attend "Swavely Preparatory School in Manassas, Virginia, in a special program for prospective Annapolis candidates."

3B. LRH attends Swavely and apparently graduates from the Annapolis prep program, for he is invited by Annapolis to begin the admission testing program. During the Annapolis pre-screening physical, LRH fakes bad eyesight in order to be dismissed from the academic entrance exams, which exams I conclude that LRH knows that he will fail. I say this based upon his later D's and F's at George Washington University. The conclusion here is that LRH cheated at Swavely to get the grades he needed to get accepted to apply at Annapolis, this to please his father. LRH himself admitted to academic cheating and underage drinking at GWU in 1930-1931 (LRH turned 21 in 1933):
...I wheedled all the psychology textbooks out of a psychology major whose themes in English class I used to write... About this time a biology major and I were accustomed to meeting after classes at (bygone days) a speak-easy up 21st Street for a round of blackjack and a couple shots after classes and whilst trying to detour my eyes from his nimble fingers he regaled me with bits and things about what went on in the world of biology...
ref: http://www.ronthephilosopher.org/phlspher/page32.htm

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Post by J. Swift » Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:21 pm

LRH Pattern #2 in the Evolution of a Fraud: L. Ron Hubbard Concealed Those Parts of His History That Were Personally Embarrassing.

Part 1


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1929:
4. Washing out of the Annapolis admission process, LRH is enrolled in the Woodward School for Boys in Washington, D.C., a private school. There he presumably receives a high school diploma or certificate of completion. His grades are good enough to gain him admission to George Washington University School of Engineering with a major in Civil Engineering -- an impressive accomplishment. However, we must ask if LRH cheated academically at the Woodward School for Boys in Washington, D.C. as his grades in college were D's and F's. These D's and F's would make no sense if LRH had the requisite grades to get into GWU's School of Engineering. How did LRH even pass the GWU entrance exams and then get D's and F's?

1930-1932:
5. LRH enters George Washington University where he gets D's and F's and is placed on academic probation.

5A. Ron admits to underage drinking in college. Did heavy drinking interfere with his studies and thus cause D's and F's? After all, LRH's high school grades got him into the prestigious GWU. Something doesn't reconcile here. Of course, Hubbard himself said that he found college to be a terrible experience. He simply may have not liked college at all and therefore put zero effort into it. However, Hubbard would later hyper-inflate his two-year D and F college experience into a Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics and a Civil Engineer's license (CE).

5B: May 1, 1930 - Oct 22, 1931: LRH joins the US Marine Corps; his "bad eyesight" proving to be no barrier, for he passes the USMC physical. According to a dubious LRH USMC service record palmed off on Scientology's critics by SuzanneMarie and her ilk in OSA, LRH was immediately put on inactive reserve on May 1, 1930 and remained there until his discharge eighteen months later. Incredibly, inactive reservist LRH somehow attains the rank of E5, or buck sergeant, which normally requires four years of duty and the passing of several proficiency tests in weapons, leadership, combat training, etc., none of which LRH would have done as an inactive reservist. Did LRH forge some paperwork, or bribe someone, in order to get a sergeant's rank and paygrade that allowed him to finance his glider and drinking enthusiasms?

5B. 1931: While LRH's eyesight failed him at Annapolis, it proved to be no impediment to passing a "demanding Department of Commerce exam" in order to get his license to fly a glider.
Ron’s first ascent was typical. On May 6, 1931, under the tutelage of local instructors Glenn Elliott and Don Hamilton, he secured the Franklin’s nose to a Model T Ford, at which point, as he tells it: “the car starts; the rope tightens; there is a cloud of dust where the wingtip dips into the ground.” Next followed sixteen runs at an altitude of twenty-five feet, another ten runs at over a hundred, and eleven slow turns at ninety degrees—all while asking: “What sort of mesmerism does a glider exercise that it makes a man eat, sleep, talk and fly until he is on the verge of a breakdown?” To eventually earn the 385th American glider license, required another fifteen days of formal instruction and a genuinely demanding Department of Commerce exam.
ref: http://adventurer.lronhubbard.org/page36.htm

5C: LRH would later admit in a 1935 bio he wrote for a magazine that he joined the Marines because he needed the money. In fact, he always needed more money, e.g. Hubbard's dictum "make money, make more money, make people produce so as to make more money." This LRH dictum argues for fraud in LRH's sergeant rank: It allowed him to make more money.

My theory is that young LRH was caught defrauding the US Marine Corps by criminally bumping his rank for more money. My theory is that due to his father's long US Naval career, the US Marines, after an investigation and deliberations, elected not to court martial LRH. Instead, they discharged him and banned him for life from the USMC. This was in deference to Commander Harry Ross Hubbard and whomever else appealed to the USMC to save LRH from a court martial.

For example, Commander Snake Thompson could have spoken privately to the US Marines and informed them that LRH had deep psychological problems since youth, for Thompson had known Hubbard since he was a lad. I have always believed that Hubbard's parents sent their son to Commander Thompson for psychological help; it appears that LRH was a pathological liar from an early age and that his father was somewhat estranged from his son. In any event, LRH is discharged from the USMC on the condition that he is never allowed to re-enlist. What did LRH to get himself banned from the USMC for life?

The fact that LRH only spoke a few times about his Marine Corps experience, and skittishly so when he did, gives me a sense that he had "dodged a bullet" in the USMC. He clearly was uncomfortable speaking of his time in the USMC. Under my theory, LRH sent in operatives to scour his USMC service jacket as soon as his popularity began to grow. He had to do a "Snow White" on the records. It is entirely possible that this operation was so easily accomplished that it inspired LRH to begin Operation Snow White: In general, successful criminals become emboldened to perpetrate more and more crimes.

1932-1993:

6. Hubbard drops out of college and raises money to conduct his so-called Caribbean Motion Picture Expedition and then his West Indies Minerals Survey Expedition.

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Post by J. Swift » Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:24 pm

LRH Pattern #3 in the Evolution of a Fraud: L. Ron Hubbard Knowingly Lied About His Educational and Personal Accomplishments in an Attempt to Portray Himself as a Superhuman, a Superman.

Part 1


In a hint of the deluge of false biographical to come, LRH wrote the following about himself in a June 30, 1946 newspaper piece:
Who is Ron Hubbard?

Who’s Who in America replies:

"Hubbard, Lafayette Ronald, author, explorer, officer U.S. Naval Reserve; born Tilden, Neb, March 13, 1911;... graduate Swavely Prep School, Manassas, Va; commander, Caribbean Motion Picture Expedition, 1932; commander, West Indies Minerals Survey Expedition, 1932-33; writer of articles and fiction for magazines under his own name and six pen names; commander, Alaskan Radio Experimental Expedition, 1940; lieutenant U.S. Naval Reserve, 1941; served in Asiatic until spring, 1942; in command of escort vessels in North Atlantic Ocean, summer and fall, 1942; commander escorts in Pacific, 1943; licensed commercial glider pilot; master of motor vessels; master of sailing vessels (any ocean); licensed radio operator; past president American Fiction Guild; member Authors League of America, Explorers Club, Theta Tau, Phi Theta Xi. Author: Buckskin Brigades, 1936. Co-author: Through Hell and High Water, 1941. Contributor of articles and fiction to 72 magazines, mostly action books, adventure, sea stories and fantasy. Considers his greatest achievement is having scaled Mt. Pelée in Martinique at night. Home: Explorers Club, New York, NY."
ref: http://www.lronhubbard.org/yachtsmn/oyster1.htm

By age 35, then, LRH was already a self-licensed "Master of Lies" who was capable of telling lies upon all seas, continents, and in any print media. He could -- and did -- turn on somatics at will to escape responsibility and punishment. He would later brutalize Scientologists with heavy ethics penalties for doing the same sort of thing. Hubbard knew what "faking it" looked like from firsthand experience. Thus, he punished others when he saw his own behavior in them.

As LRH would later say of himself, "I am not from this planet." It appears that LRH had come from the Planet Lie-A-Lot.

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LRH Pattern #3 in the Evolution of a Fraud: L. Ron Hubbard Knowingly Told Significant Lies About His Educational and Personal Accomplishments in an Attempt to Portray Himself as a Superhuman, a Superman.

Part 2


To be listed in "Who's Who in America" is not a real honor of any kind. Marquis publishes many different "Who's Who" directories as a sort of vanity press operation. Marquis sells about 25,000 sets of directories a year at ~$750 each, for sales of $18,750,000. Marquis also earns money by selling certificates and awards to people who appear in Who's Who. Marquis is a very lucrative vanity press.

Most people in Who's Who are self-nominated and purchase the $750 directory in which their name appears along the truly great and accomplished who get free listings whether they ask or not. By using this strategy, the publisher of Who's Who earns money from insecure braggarts and wannabes who want their names associated with the truly great and accomplished. By purchasing a $750 directory, any braggart can place their "Who's Who" in a prominent place in their home as a conversation starter. I can imagine Hubbard treasuring his directory.

While purportedly about influential Americans, Wiki notes that Who's Who in America includes, "bowling coaches, teachers and landscape architects... Marquis (also) makes money selling addresses to direct mail marketers." Marquis does have a staff to verify a entrant's credentials. With all of this mind, let us look at what LRH's 1946 Who Who's profile affirms and omits; this goes to LRH's state of mind in 1945 when he likely self-nominated for the 1946 edition:


"Hubbard, Lafayette Ronald, author, explorer, officer U.S. Naval Reserve; born Tilden, Neb, March 13, 1911;... graduate Swavely Prep School, Manassas, Va; commander, Caribbean Motion Picture Expedition, 1932; commander, West Indies Minerals Survey Expedition, 1932-33; writer of articles and fiction for magazines under his own name and six pen names; commander, Alaskan Radio Experimental Expedition, 1940; lieutenant U.S. Naval Reserve, 1941; served in Asiatic until spring, 1942; in command of escort vessels in North Atlantic Ocean, summer and fall, 1942; commander escorts in Pacific, 1943; licensed commercial glider pilot; master of motor vessels; master of sailing vessels (any ocean); licensed radio operator; past president American Fiction Guild; member Authors League of America, Explorers Club, Theta Tau, Phi Theta Xi. Author: Buckskin Brigades, 1936. Co-author: Through Hell and High Water, 1941. Contributor of articles and fiction to 72 magazines, mostly action books, adventure, sea stories and fantasy. Considers his greatest achievement is having scaled Mt. Pelée in Martinique at night. Home: Explorers Club, New York, NY."
ref: http://www.lronhubbard.org/yachtsmn/oyster1.htm

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What did Hubbard affirm and omit in his 1946 Who's Who listing?

1. Hubbard omitted any mention of his attendance at George Washington University. Why? It is because he knew that Who's Who checked academic credentials.

2. Hubbard omitted the fact that he was a sergeant in the US Marine Corps Reserve in 1931-1932. Why? Because Who's Who might find something he didn't want found.

3. Hubbard omitted his later claim that he was a nuclear physicist because a Ph.D. could be verified.

4. Hubbard omitted his later claim that he was licensed Civil Engineer because a CE could be verified.

5. Hubbard omitted the fact that he had contracted gonorrhea during WWII when he cheated on his wife.

6. Hubbard omitted his later claim that he had won 24 WWII combat medals.

7. Hubbard omitted his later claim that he was, "crippled and blinded" at the end of WWII and had earned the Purple Heart with Palm.

8. Hubbard omitted his 1944 claim to the US Navy that he had found a Molotov cocktail hidden aboard the USS Algol.

9. Hubbard omitted the fact that he had lost command of two small coastal patrol vessels due to quarrelsomeness and incompetence.

10. Hubbard omitted any claim that he was doing research into the mind of man. This is one of the most telling omissions and argues that he had not yet engaged in occult work with Jack Parsons when he submitted his Who Who's bio in 1945. This means that the submission was made in early 1945 when LRH was in Oak Knoll Naval Hospital. LRH may have self-nominated in hopes that his name in Who's Who in 1946 could help him earn post-war income or fame.

This 1946 Who's Who submission is telling in what Hubbard did and did not say. The submission shows that he was still evolving his fraud.

Next, LRH Who's Who and his military experience.

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Post by J. Swift » Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:16 am

LRH Pattern #4 in the Evolution of a Fraud: Stolen Valor L. Ron Hubbard Knowingly Lied About His Non-Existent Military Exploits in Order to Make Himself Appear Heroic, Courageous, and Distinguished.

Part 1


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LRH's "Stolen Valor" is related to the lies he told about his educational and personal achievements. However, these lies are far more evil for they blatantly steal from the true courage and blood of actual war heroes. In the pattern of "LRH the Liar" we see that, over the course of his life, there is nothing about which L. Ron Hubbard will not lie.

In Who's Who of 1946, Hubbard claimed that he was, "in command of escort vessels in North Atlantic Ocean, summer and fall, 1942." Who's Who would have had no way of checking this in 1945 as virtually all WWII military records were still highly confidential. Hubbard was safe in making this demonstrably untrue claim.

The time frame of 1942 is crucial in LRH's Evolution of a Fraud, for the U-Boat menace in the North Atlantic peaked during the first half of 1942 when England was in serious danger of blockade due to the massive destruction of cargo ships by German U-Boats. LRH clearly wanted to portray himself as a U-Boat hunter-killer who was in the thick of the ferocious and deadly Allied fight against German U-Boats during the summer and fall of 1942. This was the time period when the Allies began to turn the tide against the U-Boat menace by developing a successful strategy of using convoys escorted by radar and depth charge equipped destroyers, as well as radar equipped bombers, to locate and destroy U-Boat wolfpacks.

Hubbard claimed that he was, "commander escorts in Pacific, 1943." Again, this claim was demonstrably untrue, but Hubbard was safe in making it. What Hubbard emphasized in a newspaper article, and one that he appeared to have ghost-written, was that his prior and highly successful North Atlantic experience in destroying U-Boats -- and some experience in the Pacific as well -- was the reason the US Navy gave him command of a new sub-hunter, an Albina Hellship:
Lieutenant Commander Ron ("Red") Hubbard, former Portlander, veteran sub hunter of the battles of the Pacific and Atlantic has been given a birthday present for Herr Hitler by Albina Hellshipyard and instructed to deliver it with a nasty blast "right in Der Fuerher's face".

Hubbard, an old hand at knocking tails off enemy subs, is typical of the high type naval officers commanding Albina subchasers, which have been nicknamed Hellships. Men like Hubbard and Lieutenant Roy [sic] Moulton, his executive officer are the ones instructed to defeat America's greatest menace - the undersea craft...

...Hubbard, although he spent his youth in Portland, has left little of the world's 39 seas and seven oceans unexplored. Of Albina Hellships, he says:

"Those little sweethearts are tough. They could lick the pants off anything Nelson or Farragut ever sailed. They put up a sizzling fight and are the only answer to the submarine menace. I state emphatically that the future of America rests with just such escort vessels."

Executive Officer Moulton said in taking over the Hell Howler, "We have a crew of 60 of the toughest, smartest sailors I ever saw. We may not end this war single-handed, but the Hell Howler will clip a few days off it. Our ship is a trim and deadly man-of-war."
ref: http://www.solitarytrees.net/cowen/warhero/pc-815.htm

As claimed in the newspaper article, Hubbard was not a Lieutenant Commander; he was a Lieutenant.

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LRH Pattern #5 in the Evolution of a Fraud: LRH Failures Followed by Fake Expeditions and Heroic Lies.

Part 1


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Following a major failure in his life, LRH used other people's money to take escapist ocean journeys under the guise of discovery, exploration, or commerce. These escapist adventures allowed LRH to reinvent himself by creating fictional triumphs in which he was the hero. Clearly, Hubbard needed to escape to the ocean to allow the intensity of his failures to dissipate while he re-created himself anew as a hero. Throughout his life, Hubbard would rely upon ships and the oceans as sources of his fictional triumphs. Hubbard also needed women throughout his life to help repair his shattered self-image.

The LRH pattern of "Expedition and Lies" as seen in 1932:

1. Summer of 1932: LRH drops out college. He then raises money from "investors" for his "Caribbean Motion Picture Expedition." No actual underwater filming is ever done, this despite LRH/CoS claims. In A Piece of Blue Sky, Jon Atack reports the following:
A few years later, Hubbard wrote of the "Caribbean Motion Picture Expedition": "It was a crazy idea at best, and I knew it, but I went ahead anyway, chartered a four-masted schooner and embarked with some fifty luckless souls who haven't stopped their cursings yet."

The Captain of the Doris Hamlin, who had thirty years of seagoing experience, summed up by saying that it had been "the worst trip I ever made." In an interview published in 1950, Hubbard was quoted as saying "it was a two-bit expedition and a financial bust.''
ref: http://www.xenu.net/archive/books/apobs/bs2-3.htm

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2. October, 1932: Following what was a "two-bit expedition and a financial bust" in the summer of 1932, "Sgt. Hubbard" is mysteriously and summarily discharged from the US Marine Corps Reserves after only an 18 month enlistment. Further, he is banned for life from the Marines. Why the USMC dropped the banhammer on LRH remains a mystery. Following this debacle, LRH raises money from "investors" to finance the lease of a ship to Puerto Rico on an ostensible "mineralogical survey." Hubbard's 2-3 month survey consists of an excavation of a few hundred acres of privately owned land and not all of Puerto Rico as CoS and LRH later claimed. Puerto Rico is 3,515 square miles in size, or 9,104 km2. If we grant LRH three months (Oct-Dec), he would have had to survey 1,172 square miles of land per month to locate, determine, and assay their mineralogical content. This is an impossible task, particularly when one includes the LRH/CoS claim that LRH was stricken with malaria during this mineralogical survey.

3. The mineralogical expedition only lasts for 2-3 months. Nevertheless, LRH claimed to have done additional ethnographic work on the expedition while simultaneously being stricken with bouts of malaria. LRH's claim of malaria does not hold up to scrutiny. First, the onset of malaria would have had to occur between the third and fifth week of an nine-twelve week trip. Additionally, the intense, crippling results of malaria would have prevented LRH from performing the heavy physical labor and travel demanded by mineralogical and ethnographic work.
The time from the initial malaria infection until symptoms appear (incubation period) generally ranges from:1

* 9 to 14 days for Plasmodium (P.) falciparum.
* 12 to 18 days for P. vivax and P. ovale.
* 18 to 40 days for P. malariae.

Common symptoms of malaria

In the early stages, malaria symptoms are sometimes similar to those of many other infections caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites. Symptoms may include:

* Fever.
* Chills.
* Headache.
* Sweats.
* Fatigue.
* Nausea and vomiting.

Other common symptoms of malaria include:

* Dry (nonproductive) cough.
* Muscle and/or back pain.
* Enlarged spleen.
ref: http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/malaria-symptoms

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The Cult of Scientology's LRH Bio never mentions LRH's time in the Marines and rather makes a great ado about his malarial-ridden, mineralogical-ethnographic expedition to Puerto Rico. Gerry Armstrong has stated that LRH was in Puerto Rico looking for a legendary gold hoard hidden hundreds of years earlier by Spanish Conquistadors. The search for hidden treasure -- both literal and spiritual -- would recur throughout Hubbard's life. CoS says of Hubbard's "expedition" to Puerto Rico:
His formal account of this Puerto Rican Mineralogical Expedition (also known as the West Indies Mineralogical Expedition), he aptly entitled “A Sample Pick Saga” for the prospector’s requisite tool. To all that he offers in broad strokes, let us add a few more incidental notes. Although his tone remains breezy throughout, in fact Puerto Rico proved grueling and Ron would long keep bottles of quinine at hand for recurrent bouts of malaria. Notwithstanding his failure to find that legendary lode of “metallic sunshine,” the venture did indeed prove profitable with the staking of claims to silicon, manganese and several lesser ores. His references to the jibaros are significant, for he conducted much ethnological work amongst interior villages, with particular regard to that curious blend of Catholicism and voodoo known as espiritismo. Finally, this Puerto Rican expedition constituted the first complete mineralogical survey under US jurisdiction, and is otherwise still remembered in the annals of grand adventure.
ref: http://www.scientology.org/l-ron-hubbar ... index.html

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4. Upon returning home from his faux malarial-ridden, mineralogical-ethnographic expedition to Puerto Rico, LRH is not met by acclaim or accolades of any kind whatsoever. Accordingly, he finds comfort and reassurance in the arms of a woman. Polly told "Redhead" how great he was; she even bore him two children.
Upon his return from Puerto Rico, Hubbard married Margaret Louise Grubb, in Elkton, Maryland, on April 13, 1933. He called her "Polly," or "Skipper," and she called him "Redhead." The first child, "Nibs," or more properly Lafayette Ronald Hubbard, Jr., was born prematurely in May 1934. In 1936, Polly bore Hubbard a daughter, Catherine May.
ref: http://www.xenu.net/archive/books/apobs/bs2-3.htm

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Conclusion: "LRH the Explorer" in 1932 is part of the Evolution of a Fraud: LRH conned other people out of money so he could escape his failures in an attempt to reinvent himself. "Fake Expeditions and Heroic Lies," would become the key pattern in LRH's life. I will detail the pattern in my subsequent posts on this thread.

In archetypal terms, we can see that the failures in Hubbard's life reflect the energy of Poseidon. The Poseidon energy is associated with storms, vortexes, whirlpools, tidal waves, and other destructive forces that sink and destroy that which is false. Hence, Hubbard was drawn to the ocean following his failures. Hubbard dumped his failures and lies into the seas and oceans. Hubbard used the seas and oceans to perform "false self-baptisms" from which he emerged as the hero and returned home with tales of great adventure. Hubbard would be caught in this mythical pattern for decades.

Not to be made of fool of, Poseidon would continually punish L. Ron Hubbard for his hubris. Poseidon made Hubbard pay hell for dumping his toxic psychic waste and other jetsam into Poseidon's oceans. In one instance, Poseidon would turn iron ore into phantom submarines in order to humiliate LRH before the US Navy. Poseidon would play havoc with Hubbard before finally driving him from the seas and oceans and back onto the land in Clearwater. It was only after LRH had been broken, isolated, killed, and reduced to ashes that Poseidon would allow Hubbard back into the oceans that he so needed.


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RE: LRONs Ds & Fs at University

Post by cheeky » Sun Apr 26, 2009 8:46 pm

I believe L. Ron's bad grades at university were probably an indicator of the beginning onset of mental illness.

Mental illness usually begins to assert itself in people around their late teens/early twenties. I have heard quite a few stories of people who were excellent students but suddenly had failing grades in college and mental health issues were beginning to emerge.

It has been my opinion that a lot of the stuff L Ron did (black magic, Dianetics, etc) was a desperate attempt to handle his own mental illnesses. Of course these approaches never really worked in the long run so he always had to pitch to his followers (and himself) that there was something better coming up around the corner that was going to fix everything.

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Post by Dorothy » Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:08 pm

I believe L. Ron's bad grades at university were probably an indicator of the beginning onset of mental illness.

Mental illness usually begins to assert itself in people around their late teens/early twenties. I have heard quite a few stories of people who were excellent students but suddenly had failing grades in college and mental health issues were beginning to emerge.

It has been my opinion that a lot of the stuff L Ron did (black magic, Dianetics, etc) was a desperate attempt to handle his own mental illnesses. Of course these approaches never really worked in the long run so he always had to pitch to his followers (and himself) that there was something better coming up around the corner that was going to fix everything.
Yeah, its called Narcissistic Personality Disorder, among other things. He also may have been Obsessive-Compulsive, the way he was with smells, perfumes and cleanliness/germophobia.

Then he packaged up his particular brand of crazy, marketed it and exported it to all of his oh-so-lucky followers. He even took it one step further and hypnotized them all into paying large sums of money to get off on Hubbard's brand of crazy-high. And there you have the anatomy of a Ron-Bot.
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Post by J. Swift » Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:14 pm

LRH Pattern #1 in the Evolution of a Fraud: L. Ron Hubbard Faked Illness or Injury as a Way to Escape from Serious Problems

Part 3: L. Ron Hubbard and Malaria


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As we have seen, LRH/CoS claimed that LRH suffered from recurrent bouts of malaria during his mineralogical expedition to Puerto Rico:
Puerto Rico proved grueling and Ron would long keep bottles of quinine at hand for recurrent bouts of malaria.
In Jon Atack's work A Piece of Blue Sky, we read of LRH's fake illnesses and "malaria" during his time in the US Navy:
On July 15, 1943, Rear Admiral Braisted wrote a "letter of admonition" to Hubbard and for the record. On the same day, Hubbard complained of epigastric pain and was put on the sick list in San Diego. In his private papers, Hubbard later admitted that his illness was a way of avoiding discipline. He was under observation for nine days for malaria, which he claimed to have suffered from sixteen months before, in a "combat area," according to a doctor's report of Hubbard's statement at the time. Malaria was not diagnosed at this time, nor does diagnosis of malaria appear anywhere in Hubbard's extensive Navy and Veterans Administration medical files, despite his repeated complaints that he was suffering from the symptoms.
ref: http://www.xenu.net/archive/books/apobs/bs2-4.htm

US Navy medical doctors never diagnosed Hubbard as having malaria. This puts to the lie to Hubbard's claim that he suffered from malaria in 1932 in Puerto Rico and then again in 1943. However, in 1943 Hubbard claimed that he had contracted malaria, "from sixteen months before, in a "combat area." We see that at two points in his life, LRH lied about having malaria. Hubbard likely added malaria to his 1932 expedition stories as a way of explaining away its failures. There are claims that the investors on his 1932 underwater motion picture expedition wanted to sue Hubbard to get their money back. Hubbard may have invoked malaria to arouse pity as he seems to have done in the US Navy. Furthermore, Jon Atack suggests that Hubbard undertook his Puerto Rico expedition as a way of escaping the service of summons from his angry investors. Running away to evade subpoena or service is certainly another Hubbard pattern.

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"Suffering from recurrent bouts of malaria" is part of the heroic lies that LRH told to both glorify and protect himself. That Hubbard could so casually lie about having such a serious disease shows the depth of his narcissism. That he lied about having malaria to escape the punishment of the US Navy reveals the depths to which he would go to avoid the consequences of his own actions. LRH's false claims to have suffered from malaria also fits into his recurring pattern of "Stolen Valor." In this well-known pattern, LRH falsely claims false credit or glory for himself for what others have truly earned or suffered. His "Church" fully supports his "Stolen Valor" until it is cornered by critics armed with the real facts and truth.

This is a malaria victim:

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It is immoral for Scientology to perpetuate the lie that LRH ever had malaria. If Scientology wishes to atone for Hubbard's lies about his having malaria, the Church could donate money to The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to help in its fight against malaria. More than 800,000 people die from malaria each year. They need malaria vaccine and not copies of The Way to Happiness.

http://www.gatesfoundation.org/topics/P ... laria.aspx

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Post by SuzanneMarie » Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:41 am

J. Swift wrote: Marquis is a very lucrative vanity press.

Most people in Who's Who are self-nominated and purchase the $750 directory in which their name appears along the truly great and accomplished who get free listings whether they ask or not.(SNIP)
"Hubbard, Lafayette Ronald, author, explorer, officer U.S. Naval Reserve; born Tilden, Neb, March 13, 1911;... graduate Swavely Prep School, Manassas, Va; commander, Caribbean Motion Picture Expedition, 1932; commander, West Indies Minerals Survey Expedition, 1932-33; writer of articles and fiction for magazines under his own name and six pen names; commander, Alaskan Radio Experimental Expedition, 1940; lieutenant U.S. Naval Reserve, 1941; served in Asiatic until spring, 1942; in command of escort vessels in North Atlantic Ocean, summer and fall, 1942; commander escorts in Pacific, 1943; licensed commercial glider pilot; master of motor vessels; master of sailing vessels (any ocean); licensed radio operator; past president American Fiction Guild; member Authors League of America, Explorers Club, Theta Tau, Phi Theta Xi. Author: Buckskin Brigades, 1936. Co-author: Through Hell and High Water, 1941. Contributor of articles and fiction to 72 magazines, mostly action books, adventure, sea stories and fantasy. Considers his greatest achievement is having scaled Mt. Pelée in Martinique at night. Home: Explorers Club, New York, NY."[/b]
ref: http://www.lronhubbard.org/yachtsmn/oyster1.htm

(SNIP garbage)

Hubbard omitted any claim that he was doing research into the mind of man. This is one of the most telling omissions and argues that he had not yet engaged in occult work with Jack Parsons when he submitted his Who Who's bio in 1945. This means that the submission was made in early 1945 when LRH was in Oak Knoll Naval Hospital. LRH may have self-nominated in hopes that his name in Who's Who in 1946 could help him earn post-war income or fame.
So, where did LRH get the $750 for Marquis Publishing, if he self-nominated for Who's Who? Wasn't he flat broke when he was at Oak Knoll?

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Post by Don Carlo » Wed Apr 29, 2009 4:32 pm

Fear of smells linked with schizophrenia. See
Soap scent paranoia more proof Hubbard was schizo

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Post by RealityWillTell » Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:42 pm

SuzanneMarie wrote:
So, where did LRH get the $750 for Marquis Publishing, if he self-nominated for Who's Who? Wasn't he flat broke when he was at Oak Knoll?
Actually that is quite comical SM that you would ask where a known con artist such as L. Ron Hubbard would get $750.00 for Marquis Publishing.
:roll: :lol: :lol: :lol:

So you really do have a sense of Humor! The scientology must really be waring off of you. Must mean you'll wake up to reality soon!!! Good for you! :D
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Post by J. Swift » Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:35 pm

SuzanneMarie wrote:
So, where did LRH get the $750 for Marquis Publishing, if he self-nominated for Who's Who? Wasn't he flat broke when he was at Oak Knoll?
Sorry, Suzie the Jeopardy contestant! The answer we were looking for was 1946. 1946. That was the year when LRH's name appeared in Who's Who. Suzie, you need to go back and re-read my post where I wrote that the Who's Who was published in 1946. I am wondering about your stability lately due to your odd and sundry errors and omissions. Your faulty truthiness has never been in dispute, be we do except better form you than your products of late have been. Do you need CalMag? Are you getting enough sleep? Do you have iron poor tired blood? How may I help you? Shall I call an attendant?

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According to CoS, LRH was faaaaaabulously wealthy in 1946 as a result of his astonishing and lucrative pre-WWII writing career. That $750 was chump change for Ron in '46. One source of the money: Ron claimed to have cashed a studio royalty check after WWII for a movie he claimed to have written in the 1930's. His name does not appear anywhere on the writing credits, but he had this check and kept for years and years during the war. He could have used this check to pay the $350 loan that he had skipped town on during his Alaska stay in 1940.

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Post by SuzanneMarie » Fri May 01, 2009 6:27 am

J. Swift wrote:SuzanneMarie wrote:
So, where did LRH get the $750 for Marquis Publishing, if he self-nominated for Who's Who? Wasn't he flat broke when he was at Oak Knoll?
That $750 was chump change for Ron in '46. One source of the money: Ron claimed to have cashed a studio royalty check after WWII for a movie he claimed to have written in the 1930's.
Dox or GTFO.

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