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New Use for Jamestown Mall: Scientology Staging Ground

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Sorry folks. Tom Cruise will NOT be at Jamestown Mall.
Looking for a way to entertain the kiddies this weekend? Why not take them to Jamestown Mall, where tomorrow (Saturday) the Citizens Commission on Human Rights of St. Louis (co-founded by the Church of Scientology) is opening its exhibit "Psychiatry: Industry of Death."

From the press release:

The 185-foot, state-of-the-art exhibit exposes psychiatry as an industry driven entirely by profit. It traces the origins of psychiatry, the role psychiatrists have played in the oppression of blacks and minorities, the roots of their eugenics programs and the pivotal part they played in the Holocaust. It also reveals how psychiatric drugs are behind gun-toting teens today going on shooting sprees...

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leo Voisey
leo Voisey

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In theory and in fact, lifeless cells anywhere in the body, no matter what the cause of the disease or injury, can be replaced with vigorous new cells because of the remarkable plasticity of stem cells. Biomed companies predict that with all of the research activity in stem cell therapy currently being directed toward the technology, a wider range of disease types including cancer, diabetes, spinal cord injury, and even multiple sclerosis will be effectively treated in the future. Recently announced trials are now underway to study both safety and efficacy of autologous stem cell transplantation in MS patients because of promising early results from previous trials.HistoryResearch into stem cells grew out of the findings of two Canadian researchers, Dr’s James Till and Ernest McCulloch at the University of Toronto in 1961. They were the first to publish their experimental results into the existence of stem cells in a scientific journal. Till and McCulloch documented the way in which embryonic stem cells differentiate themselves to become mature cell tissue. Their discovery opened the door for others to develop the first medical use of stem cells in bone marrow transplantation for leukemia. Over the next 50 years their early work has led to our current state of medical practice where modern science believes that new treatments for chronic diseases including MS, diabetes, spinal cord injuries and many more disease conditions are just around the corner.There are a number of sources of stem cells, namely, adult cells generally extracted from bone marrow, cord cells, extracted during pregnancy and cryogenically stored, and embryonic cells, extracted from an embryo before the cells start to differentiate. As to source and method of acquiring stem cells, harvesting autologous adult cells entails the least risk and controversy. Autologous stem cells are obtained from the patient’s own body; and since they are the patient’s own, autologous cells are better than both cord and embryonic sources as they perfectly match the patient’s own DNA, meaning that they will never be rejected by the patient’s immune system. Autologous transplantation is now happening therapeutically at several major sites world-wide and more studies on both safety and efficacy are finally being announced. With so many unrealized expectations of stem cell therapy, results to date have been both significant and hopeful, if taking longer than anticipated.What’s been the Holdup?Up until recently, there have been intense ethical debates about stem cells and even the studies that researchers have been allowed to do. This is because research methodology was primarily concerned with embryonic stem cells, which until recently required an aborted fetus as a source of stem cells. The topic became very much a moral dilemma and research was held up for many years in the US and Canada while political debates turned into restrictive legislation. Other countries were not as inflexible and many important research studies have been taking place elsewhere. Thankfully embryonic stem cells no longer have to be used as much more advanced and preferred methods have superseded the older technologies. While the length of time that promising research has been on hold has led many to wonder if stem cell therapy will ever be a reality for many disease types, the disputes have led to a number of important improvements in the medical technology that in the end, have satisfied both sides of the ethical issue.CCSVI ClinicCCSVI Clinic has been on the leading edge of MS treatment for the past several years. We are the only group facilitating the treatment of MS patients requiring a 10-day patient aftercare protocol following neck venous angioplasty that includes daily ultrasonography and other significant therapeutic features for the period including follow-up surgeries if indicated. There is a strict safety protocol, the results of which are the subject of an approved IRB study. The goal is to derive best practice standards from the data. With the addition of ASC transplantation, our research group has now preparing application for member status in International Cellular Medicine Society (ICMS), the globally-active non-profit organization dedicated to the improvement of cell-based medical therapies through education of physicians and researchers, patient safety, and creating universal standards. For more information please visit http://www.neurosurgeonindia.o...

Robert Taylor
Robert Taylor

“Unnecessary risks are being taken by patients seeking the liberation treatment.” says Dr. Avneesh Gupte of the CCSVI Clinic. “It has been our contention since we started doing minimally invasive venous angioplasties nearly 6 years ago that discharging patients who have had neck vein surgery on an outpatient basis is contra-indicated. We have been keeping patients hospitalized for a week to 10 days as a matter of safety and monitoring them for symptoms. Nobody who has the liberation therapy gets discharged earlier than that. During that time we do daily Doppler Ultrasounds, blood work and blood pressure monitoring among other testing. This has been the safe practice standard that we have adopted and this post-procedure monitoring over 10 days is the subject of our recent study as it relates to CCSVI for MS patients.”

Although the venous angioplasty therapy on neck veins has been done for MS patients at CCSVI Clinic only for the last 18 months it has been performed on narrow or occluded neck veins for other reasons for many years. “Where we encounter blocked neck veins resulting in a reflux of blood to the brain, we treat it as a disease,” says Gupte. “It’s not normal pathology and we have seen improved health outcomes for patients where we have relieved the condition with minimal occurrences of re-stenosis long-term. We believe that our record of safety and success is due to our post-procedure protocol because we have had to take patients back to the OR to re-treat them in that 10-day period. Otherwise some people could have run into trouble, no question.”

Calgary MS patient Maralyn Clarke died recently after being treated for CCSVI at Synergy Health Concepts of Newport Beach, California on an outpatient basis. Synergy Health Concepts discharges patients as a rule without in-clinic provisions for follow up and aftercare. Post-procedure, Mrs. Clarke was discharged, checked into a hotel, and suffered a massive bleed in the brain only hours after the procedure. Dr. Joseph Hewett of Synergy Health recently made a cross-Canada tour promoting his clinic for safe, effective treatment of CCSVI for MS patients at public forums in major Canadian cities including Calgary.

“That just couldn’t happen here, but the sooner we develop written standards and best practices for the liberation procedure and observe them in practice, the safer the MS community will be”, says Dr. Gupte. “The way it is now is just madness. Everyone seems to be taking shortcuts. We know that it is expensive to keep patients in a clinical setting over a single night much less 10 days, but it’s quite absurd to release them the same day they have the procedure. We have always believed it to be unsafe and now it has proven to be unsafe. The thing is, are Synergy Health Concepts and other clinics doing the Liberation Treatment going to be changing their aftercare methods even though they know it is unsafe to release a patient on the same day? The answer is no, even after Mrs. Clarke’s unfortunate and unnecessary death. Therefore, they are not focused on patient safety…it’s become about money only and lives are being put at risk as a result.”

Joanne Warkentin of Morden Manitoba, an MS patient who recently had both the liberation therapy and stem cell therapy at CCSVI Clinic agrees with Dr. Gupte. “Discharging patients on the same day as the procedure is ridiculous. I was in the hospital being monitored for 12 days before we flew back. People looking for a place to have the therapy must do their homework to find better options. We found CCSVI Clinic and there’s no place on earth that’s better to go for Liberation Therapy at the moment. I have given my complete medical file from CCSVI Clinic over to my Canadian physician for review.” For more information Log on to http://ccsviclinic.ca/?p=866 OR Call on Toll Free: 888-419-6855.

Jessica Forester
Jessica Forester

After 6 months of offering stem cell therapy in combination with the venous angioplasty liberation procedure, patients of CCSVI Clinic have reported excellent health outcomes. Ms. Kasma Gianopoulos of Athens Greece, who was diagnosed with the Relapsing/Remitting form of MS in 1997 called the combination of treatments a “cure”. “I feel I am completely cured” says Ms. Gianopoulos, “my symptoms have disappeared and I have a recovery of many functions, notably my balance and my muscle strength is all coming (back). Even after six months, I feel like there are good changes happening almost every day. Before, my biggest fear was that the changes wouldn’t (hold). I don’t even worry about having a relapse anymore. I’m looking forward to a normal life with my family. I think I would call that a miracle.”Other recent MS patients who have had Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation (ASCT), or stem cell therapy have posted videos and comments on YouTube. www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFQr2e.... Avneesh Gupte, the Neurosurgeon at Noble Hospital performing the procedure has been encouraged by results in Cerebral Palsy patients as well. “We are fortunate to be able to offer the treatment because not every hospital is able to perform these types of transplants. You must have the specialized medical equipment and specially trained doctors and nurses”.  With regard to MS patients, “We are cautious, but nevertheless excited by what patients are telling us. Suffice to say that the few patients who have had the therapy through us are noticing recovery of neuro deficits beyond what the venous angioplasty only should account for”.Dr. Unmesh of Noble continues: “These are early days and certainly all evidence that the combination of liberation and stem cell therapies working together at this point is anecdotal. However I am not aware of other medical facilities in the world that offer the synthesis of both to MS patients on an approved basis and it is indeed a rare opportunity for MS patients to take advantage of a treatment that is quite possibly unique in the world”.Autologous stem cell transplantation is a procedure by which blood-forming stem cells are removed, and later injected back into the patient. All stem cells are taken from the patient themselves and cultured for later injection. In the case of a bone marrow transplant, the HSC are typically removed from the Pelvis through a large needle that can reach into the bone. The technique is referred to as a bone marrow harvest and is performed under a general anesthesia. The incidence of patients experiencing rejection is rare due to the donor and recipient being the same individual.This remains the only approved method of the SCT therapy.

Robert Lindblad
Robert Lindblad

There must be 50 ways to leave your Scientology masterYou just slip out the back, JackMake a new plan, StanYou don't need to be coy, RoyJust get yourself freeHop on the bus, GusYou don't need to discuss muchJust drop off the key, Leeand get yourself free

Anti-CoS
Anti-CoS

Psychiatry is pro-eugenics? LRH stated in his teaching that it was acceptable - even desirable - to eliminate" any disabled or gay person, as they were self-evidently Not Right. Read "The Complex", by John Duignan, for more disturbing crap than you would think anyone would accept.

bob dobbs
bob dobbs

L Ron Hubbard was given the chance to present evidence for his theories to the science community, he failed to prove any of his claims of increased intelligence and memory. so he repackaged his lie-detector based "auditing" and made it into a religion. Einstein was just a guy working in an office until the scientific community realized the brilliance of his theories, Hubbard had the same chance to prove his theories. They could'nt pass scientific muster and this is his revenge.

Arie Morton
Arie Morton

Scientology is for celebrities, who are too busy and distracted by their importance, to bother reading anything about the history of their own "church." There is no church or God in Scientology, instead just the evil galactic warlord Xenu.

Freud, being a Jew, like most psychiatrists/psychoanalysts in Germany, had to flee Germany (or Austria rather, which was annexed in the anschluss).

Scientology has a whole lot more to do with totalitarian Nazi-like thinking (pseudo-science, for example) than they do with human rights. Nazis scapegoated Jews, and Scientology, preposterously, scapegoats psychiatry. Ergo, Tom Cruise is a certified lunatic.

fukFRANKG
fukFRANKG

YA VISIT THE CCHR WEBSITE!!! Just make sure you use a proxy or they'll add your name to the list of "PRACTICING $CIENTOLOGISTS???"

Frank is obvious $cientology Douche and is obvious. Stop pandering you pseudo Religion/Science here.

BTW you should read what the retard $cilon BIJOU PHILLIPS said in a interview recently.. GOOGLE IT. "PEOPLE WITH DEPRESSION JUST NEED TO BUCK UP. ITS LIKE STOP BEING A F---ING PANSY"

Rowland Ponder
Rowland Ponder

In the words of the current leader of the cult of scientology, David (tiny fists of fury) Miscavige, they are on a mission for the global obliteration of psychiatry. Such extreme bigotry has no more place in modern society than extreme Islamic terrorists or neo-Nazi fascists. In ways scientology is worse because it is so insidious, creeping up on people and organisations with all the cunning of the devil.

Germany has started putting warning posters outside their organisations other countries should do the same.

SHARRY WEINSTEIN
SHARRY WEINSTEIN

It is a known fact that they the CCHR uses the Holocaust in their exhibit.

This is TOTAL disreguard for the Jewish community and they should be stopped!

Any town that allows this exhbit to come to their town, has not done their homework and is putting their political careers and their town's reputation on the line.

THIS EXHIBIT MUST BE BANNED!THE CCHR IS A FRONT GROUP FOR SCIENTOLOGY AND IT IS A RUTHLESS, DANGEROUS CULT.

Wendell Precott Hillington
Wendell Precott Hillington

This exhibit is such a riot. If anyone goes through this exhibit without laughing, they are either too stupid to realize how incredibly misguided and arcane Scientology is, or they are deaf dumb and blind.

And anyone who would believe that the crap spewn in this exhibit is on the up and up is again deaf dumb and blind.

This exhibit is coming from people who believe they are an elite race called Homo Novis, and that we are meerly WOGS in a WOG world, and that their bodies are covered with body thetans that got there from a blown up Volcano from Evil Lord Xenu, and that they call their bodies MEAT BODIES, and that they will come back to earth over and over and over again, and that their founder L. Ron Hubbard is coming back and there is an office set up for his return in every "church" that Scientology owns, and that all mental issues are in fact only physical issues that you can "audit" out by using an e-meter (lie detector) and paying thousands, even millions for their psuedo science courses. Eveything I mentioned is what Scientologits actually believe in, and you can find it anywhere on the internet.

Now normally I don't rank on what people believe in. You can believe in what you want. But when Scientologys sets up a RIDICULOUS exhibit that travels around the USA that lets CHILDREN attend. That's where I draw the line. Why would we want our children affraid of psychiatrists and medication they may potentially need some day? Now I am totally against the over drugging of ANYONE, but some people need these things to enable a quality of life.

If you had to pay to see this exhibit, I would say DO NOT GO. Because any money going to the CCHR is going to the support of Scientlogy. But if you decide to go, please leave your children at home. It is not an exhibit a child should see in my opinion.

Also please look up Scientology's Sea Orginaiztion. It is an abusive sect of Scientology that uses child abuse,child labor,mind control,sleep deprivation,slave labor for printing of their materials, and for keeping their properites kept,coerced abortions,little to no medical care or education,elderly abuse,illegal alien trafficking, and family disconection. Go to:www.exscientologykids.comWhere you can read actual horrific stories from ex members that have escaped. It will sadden and horrify you. And again it is SCIENTOLOGY.Also please go on youtube where you can see actual video of Scientologists attacking protestors and you can also find out eveything you need to know about this CULT.

FrankG
FrankG

I could say a lot of things on Psychyatry.It is a lie starting from his name... It should mean "study of the spirit" but it things man is just a pieace of meat that should be labelled with some "disorder" ... and they, of course, have the "medication" to "cure" it.Just visit http://www.cchr.org

Kate Noelle
Kate Noelle

I have my own feelings about psychiatry, but what Scientology does here is blunt ignorance & bigotry.

Yes, "bigotry" ...

because it's the GENERALIZING of an entire group - and such generalizations come from hatred & prejudice.

Officials need to shut this down.

FurryforTom
FurryforTom

Tom,

Representative Hoskins can't make it tomorrow. He told me earlier that "something had come up". It was posted almost three hours ago.

Maybe you know this and are changing sides?

OSA! SecCheck him too!

fitch2000
fitch2000

You should warn people not to fill out anything with their name, phone #, and address.

All of scientologies front groups are used to get "raw meat" (new recruits) into the "orgs." (scientology organizations/bookstores..i mean churches)

Be careful people in the cult zone!

Science
Science

Hey, Scientology:

Science called. They'd like you to stop using their name with -ology tacked onto it.

Love,Xenu

Robert Lindblad
Robert Lindblad

Dear Tomjust because we know Scientology is a corporation of fraud artists whose goal is to scam people out of their life savings it doesn't make us haters... it shows that we care more about you then The Scientology Corporation does.Here's a website that may demonstrate something you may not know about the deaths of some Scientology members

http://www.whyaretheydead.net/

Anonymous
Anonymous

Questioning authority is only valid when you think for yourself, not when you replace one authority (science and medicine) with another (LRH).

At least the field of psychiatry has more than one author.

BTW, OSA, you better get a SecCheck going to find out which one of your people told critics to "Question Authority". That smells like they've been in contact with SPs too long and are becoming PTS, don't you think?

Tom Newton
Tom Newton

All of you HATERS don�t know what you are talking about! Scientology is winning this war on Psychiatry and theres nothing people like you can do about it! CCHR is our way of making sure that those evil psychs dont come to power like they did in Nazi Germany! Our exhibit makes it very clear, Hitler didn�t kill Jews, Evil Psychs did!

Thank you to Representative Hoskins for seeing things our way. It�s clear that he is an enlightened man with a real future in politics!

Darius
Darius

I wouldn't bring up the question of "facts" when defending this exhibit. I wouldn't normally ask people to visit a scientology website, but the CCHR website, and particularly the "Industry of Death" tour should be enough to make anyone take your request for "facts" seriously.

School shootings were around long before Ritalin and Prozac. The Holocaust had it's roots much deeper in history than you could ever give psychiatrists credit for. The days of needle lobotomies are long gone.

Face it, this exhibit is Barnum-style prime grade hokum, and you know it.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Whew, not a single fact unfolds from those who badmouth here. Meanwhile our children are stuffed with drugs at the first sign if a school room fidget. Question authority, I say!

Hammurabi
Hammurabi

The exhibit is a seriously deluded icon paraded around by a Scientology front group. It would foolish for any to take it seriously, much less attend.

Send a message by protesting it outright or just deny them the patronage. All funds go to the well-known criminal cult of $cientology.

Anon Aleichem
Anon Aleichem

Seriously. This exhibit uses concentration camp footage to forward its claims that psychiatrists are an evil cabal whose purpose is to destroy mankind, and are responsible for everything from telling Lord Xenu to put dead alien souls in a volcano 75 million year to the Holocaust to 9/11. This is not science. This is not even pseudo-science. These are lies and propaganda of a pyramid scheme cult that got classified as a religion by suing the IRS. Don't let it come to your town. Speak out. Other places have spoken and the CCHR (which seems to have nothing to do with human rights and is more about denying people their right to take medication) did not come or closed their exhibit. Educate yourself and do the same!

http://www.indybay.org/newsite...

Andrew Bell
Andrew Bell

Oh dear indeed David!I'm glad that some news organizations are covering scientology.ROW ROW FIGHT THE POWAH!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Is this the same event that Representative Ted Hoskins has told telephone callers that he's had an unfortunate scheduling conflict and won't be able to attend after all, or is this some other attempt to infiltrate Scientology's "anti-professionals, anti-authority, anti-medicine, anti-mental health" agenda into a community by pretending to be about human rights while in reality being about fascism and cultic recruitment?

I forget, could someone clear that up for me please?

Robert Lindblad
Robert Lindblad

Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard on his deathbed told his son "You know how to get rich... start a religion." admitting that Scientology is nothing but a fictionally created story. Scientology is nothing but a corporation that thrives off the ignorance of it's followers by selling them and whoever else books, and courses on how to "improve" themselves spiritually. One of their expensive scams is that they will sell you for extremely large amounts of money a series of books that in the end are supposed to teach you how to walk through walls.... and after spending long hours of self deceptive meditation, a lot of money, and reading you become brainwashed to believe that you can actually walk through walls and when you try to and end up bumping your nose against the wall you are told that you couldn't do it because you're not ready yet however there are more books and courses available that will someday make it possible for you to do so for larger amounts of money butt not really. Scientology = manipulative corporate scam brainwashing moneybaggers club Scientologist = manipulated misguided fool

I know someone who got sucked into that Scientology I didn't know he was a Scientologist until one day, about 4 years ago, he said "Rob here's a book you should read." He passed me Dianetics by L. Ron Hubbard. I laughed and said "L. Con Flubbfart ha forget it." For the first time in the years since I've known the guy he displayed anger and I'm talking very angry!!! Verbally with an agressive face.After that display he went on to talk about the ability to walk through walls, he hasn't reached that level but he plans on getting there etc...

David Mudkips
David Mudkips

Oh dear.

Let's see -- they claim that the Holocaust and 9/11 were caused by "evil psychiatrists."

They claim that icepick lobotomies are something being forced on patients here in the 21st century.

They claim there are no such things as psychiatric disorders, and thus nobody should ever be able to take medication for severe depression, bi-polar disorder, or schizophrenia.

And what do they think the science of psychiatry should be replaced with? Why, Scientology -- of course!

Nope. No crazy here at all.

Read-up on what happens when Scientology keeps people from getting psychiatric help:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L...

People should definitely take their kids to see the exhibit -- to teach them the difference between science and crazy.

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