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#161 goose

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 11:56 PM

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What a racket.
Racket being defined as "an illegal or dishonest scheme for obtaining money".
Sad that people still buy into this as it's such a load of bullshit sold by a man with more charisma than imagination.

There is an execrable music video from 1990 if you're a sucker for musical/lyrical/mental torture. I won't post it. Go look if you want. I didn't send ya.

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I read the book, and saw the movie on Sunday. Cults and crazy religions is one of my favourite subjects.

On a lighter note, I saw this one yesterday:

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I see it has Liberty Devitto.  I really dig his drumming.

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 12:06 AM

View Postgoose, on 05 March 2018 - 11:56 PM, said:

View PostRod in Toronto, on 12 December 2017 - 11:07 AM, said:

View Postvaportrailer, on 31 October 2017 - 09:37 AM, said:

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What a racket.
Racket being defined as "an illegal or dishonest scheme for obtaining money".
Sad that people still buy into this as it's such a load of bullshit sold by a man with more charisma than imagination.

There is an execrable music video from 1990 if you're a sucker for musical/lyrical/mental torture. I won't post it. Go look if you want. I didn't send ya.

Posted Image

I read the book, and saw the movie on Sunday. Cults and crazy religions is one of my favourite subjects.

On a lighter note, I saw this one yesterday:

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I see it has Liberty Devitto.  I really dig his drumming.

Yeah, he's shown prominently in the movie.

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 12:40 AM

View Postblueschica, on 05 March 2018 - 11:37 PM, said:


I read the book, and saw the movie on Sunday. Cults and crazy religions is one of my favourite subjects.

I've seen Going Clear a few times. Most of the time I can understand and respect what is appealing about someone's religion but I just don't get what people see in Scientology at all. Hired Gun looks interesting!

On the surface, it's just like any other religion. It lures you in with stories of happiness and making a better life for yourself (unless you're born into it, then you're just screwed unless you can gain enough insight and education to find your way out). Their Nirvana is being "clear", the Mormons have their Celestial level of heaven, the Muslims have virgins, etc etc.

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 10:09 PM

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New documentary on Showtime.  They were to New York what Richard Blade and KROQ were to my SoCal neck of the woods.

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 04:26 PM

Started watching Wild, Wild Country on Netflix.  Check it out.  I can't believe I don't recall this story about followers of and Indian "prophet" who started a community in Oregon in the 1980's.  It is a wild story.

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 09:44 AM

Wild wild country on netflix.

What a crazy story!

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 08:54 AM

I remember Jim Jones and other big "cult" stories and I am not sure why I have no recollection of this one?  It obviously got a lot of mainstream media coverage at the time.

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 06:18 PM

View PostSyrinx, on 06 April 2018 - 08:54 AM, said:

I remember Jim Jones and other big "cult" stories and I am not sure why I have no recollection of this one?  It obviously got a lot of mainstream media coverage at the time.
Is it about the "Rajnish", or whatevee he called himself?

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 09:57 AM

View Postgoose, on 06 April 2018 - 06:18 PM, said:

View PostSyrinx, on 06 April 2018 - 08:54 AM, said:

I remember Jim Jones and other big "cult" stories and I am not sure why I have no recollection of this one?  It obviously got a lot of mainstream media coverage at the time.
Is it about the "Rajnish", or whatevee he called himself?

Yes. Thats his last name.

I finished it a while back

I thought it was quite good.



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Posted 07 April 2018 - 09:58 AM

View PostSyrinx, on 06 April 2018 - 08:54 AM, said:

I remember Jim Jones and other big "cult" stories and I am not sure why I have no recollection of this one?  It obviously got a lot of mainstream media coverage at the time.

Yeah i was in high school.  I had no idea how crazy that shit was.

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 10:01 AM

I have also been watching a lot of music documentaries on amazon.

They have a ton. Most recently i watched slade and t-rex.

I never knew rick wakeman played on bang a gong!




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