Tracking Of The Freewinds

Discussion in 'Projects' started by _You_, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. In response to a story about Scientology measles ship Freewinds posted on Dianetically Speaking, the public Facebook home of the Church of Scientology and the Nation of Islam, Scientology Clear, Super Power Completion, Cause Resurgence Rundown Completion, and now PTS / SP Course Graduate Nation of Islam Sister Nayyirah Tivica Muhammad says:

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    The Nation of Islam and The Church of Scientology shares the same enemy. Anyone one that will come against princples of Truth is a enemy. We must deal with the enemy wisely. As it relates to technology Mr. Hubbard has a very good reference called Merchants of Chaos. You can study it under How to confront and shatter suppression.

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    Sister Nayyirah Tivica Muhammad also says "Lane DiBlasi very excellent point" regarding the latter's statement:

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    These news media sources are not on the side of truth. Please do not take this as a legitimate information. The New York Times? Really? They are owned by the enemy.

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  2. The Wrong Guy Member

    Woman Says She Was Kept on Scientology Cruise Ship Like a Prisoner | Inside Edition


    The church of Scientology's vessel "Freewinds" is a beautiful oceanliner, but one woman says it's more like a slave ship.

    Former scientologist Valeska Paris said she was order to join the ship's crew after her mother criticized the religion.

    "I felt like a prisoner," Paris told Inside Edition. "I was supposed to go for two weeks and I ended up being there for over 11 years."

    She claimed the crew's comings and goings were closely monitored.

    "When the ship is docked, you have to go via the gangway to get off the ship and there's a big security guard there, which will stop you from getting off if you're not allowed to get off," she said.

    Paris added that the impending arrival of Scientology leader David Miscavige triggered frantic preparations onboard. She said crew members would be up "until 4 in the morning" cleans and painting.

    Paris said she was eventually excommunicated from the church.

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    Curacao to quarantine cruise ship owned by Church of Scientology for measles case | The Associated Press


    Authorities in Curacao announced Friday they will quarantine a ship with 300 people aboard that is heading to the Dutch Caribbean island after they were banned from disembarking in nearby St. Lucia because of a confirmed case of measles.

    Health officials said they will board the ship when it arrives early Saturday and assess who has been vaccinated or had the disease previously. They said proof is required, and that people who do not comply will be vaccinated immediately.

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    Church of Scientology cruise ship to be quarantined in Curacao after crew member is confirmed to have measles - and health officials say they WILL vaccinate all 300 passengers on board regardless of their religious views | Daily Mail
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    Scientology Cruise Ship Quarantined in Curacao Amid Global Measles Resurgence | Sputnik International


    A team of health officials have boarded a Church of Scientology cruise ship called Freewinds after the vessel docked at its home port in Curacao early on 4 May, with the ship previously being quarantined in St. Lucia due to concerns about a possible measles outbreak on board.

    The authorities now move to vaccinate people aboard the vessel, and have said that those who were already vaccinated or had measles before may disembark from the ship freely.


    Scientology measles ship back in Curaçao, which talks tough about quarantine | The Underground Bunker


    Scientology’s floating cathedral the MV Freewinds arrived in Willemstad, Curaçao this morning after leaving St. Lucia Thursday, where the ship had been in quarantine because of a crew member with a confirmed case of measles. Officials in Curaçao said they would quarantine the vessel, board the ship, demand vaccination records of the crew and passengers, and vaccinate anyone who couldn’t provide proof that they had already been immunized.

    The plight of Scientology’s private cruise ship has quickly become a symbol for the anti-vaccination panic in the US, and the vessel returning to its home port of Curaçao only seems to be increasing media interest. So far, Curaçao is talking tough, but Scientology has been spreading its money and influence in the Dutch islands for a long time, and it will be interesting to see how this plays out.

    To help understand how we got here, we thought we’d provide a more complete timeline of events regarding Scientology and its sailing church. And we want to thank several people for their help on this, including Jeffrey Augustine, Eivol Ekdal, and Triumph.

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  5. From The Scientologists' super spotty vaccination record by Gerry Armstrong:

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  7. Curacao vows to stop measles spreading from Scientology ship

    Yahoo News via AFP: Curacao vows to stop measles spreading from Scientology ship

    Sara MAGNIETTE, AFP May 4, 2019

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    The Hague (AFP) - The Dutch territory of Curacao said Saturday it would do what is needed to prevent measles spreading from a Scientology cruise ship, after a crew member came down with the disease.

    The Freewinds, which left the Caribbean island of St. Lucia on Friday, arrived back in its home port of Curacao at around 9:00 am (1300 GMT) Saturday, according to

    The Curacao government said in a statement that it would "take all necessary precautions to handle the case of measles on board of the Freewinds," including vaccinations.

    "An investigation will also be done to determine who will be allowed to leave the ship without (posing) a threat to the population of Curacao," it said.
    "It is imperative to make all efforts to prevent a spread of this disease internationally."

    Dutch broadcaster NOS reported that three health officials had boarded the boat to examine those on board. Only people able to prove that they have been vaccinated against measles or had already had the disease would be able to leave the boat, its correspondent there reported.

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    Media and authorities should focus on the real horrors of Scientology’s Freewinds | The Underground Bunker


    In 2011, we first told the story of Valeska Paris, who was sent to Scientology’s Freewinds cruise ship in 1996 at 18 in order to keep her away from her mother, who had criticized Scientology on French television. She served on the ship for 11 years without any choice in the matter, and she characterizes herself as a prisoner.

    Her story is getting a lot more attention now because the Freewinds itself is in the news as it’s been quarantined, first in St. Lucia and now in Curacao, because a crew member was determined to have a confirmed case of the measles. On Thursday, Valeska told us about a previous infection on the ship, when a crew member with chickenpox was sent ashore to a hotel and the ship’s officers never notified local authorities.

    But Valeska says the media is missing the point if they focus only on measles or other infectious diseases when it comes to the Freewinds. She isn’t the only former worker who was held on the ship against her will, and she witnessed a lot worse. In fact, she has given us a remarkable rundown of the things she saw while she was on the ship, and we publish it here hoping the rest of the media pays more attention to the Freewinds as a floating ship of horrors and not merely a symbol of the anti-vaccination ignorance in the U.S. Here’s her piece:

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  10. Freewinds Measles Update

  11. A bit off-topic, but I thought this was the best place to post the following.

    Food for thought for the Church of Scientology: Live Science, relying on an article in The Lancet Infectious Diseases Journal, has published a story on the "25 US Counties Most at Risk of Measles Outbreaks." Los Angeles County, CA is number 2 on the list.

    Hillsborough County, FL, is number 17 on the list. The story states, "Adjacent counties are also considered at risk." Hillsborough County is next to Pinellas County, the home of the Scientology Flag Land Base in Clearwater.

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    Why the quarantine is such a fail: Scientology ship was set up as an interrogation factory | The Underground Bunker


    Two weeks ago today Scientology’s floating cathedral the Freewinds arrived at St. Lucia and was put under quarantine. Officials in the Dutch islands of Aruba and Curacao had confirmed that there was a female crew member with measles on board the private cruise ship, and they alerted St. Lucian officials so that no one disembarked after the vessel arrived at Castries harbor.

    The ship soon became a symbol for the “anti-vaxx” hysteria in the US and elsewhere which has produced a wave of new measles cases, 19 years after the CDC had declared the disease dormant in the US.

    But what made the story especially intriguing for the world’s press was that it wasn’t just any cruise ship whose passengers were trapped on board, but that it was Scientology’s secretive ocean-going chapel.

    Combine that with Scientology’s longstanding hatred for the American Medical Association and the tendency for many of its members to be anti-vaxxers (even if the church doesn’t express an opinion about vaccines) and the story was irresistible.

    But almost right away, Leah Remini and Mike Rinder were trying to get the media to focus less on the incubation times of the measles virus and more on the long history of abuses aboard the Freewinds, with stories like that of Valeska Paris, Ramana Dienes-Browning, and Don Jason. The real story wasn’t that someone had come down with an infectious disease, but that Scientology has used the ship as a prison for some members, and also that it pressures its passengers to fork over huge amounts of money. (See our story about Quailynn McDaniel, for example, who says she was kept on board and pressured to steal money from her own husband before she managed to escape.)

    Two weeks after this crazy measles story began, 28 people of the original 318 (17 crew and 11 passengers) are still quarantined on the ship in Curacao to make sure they don’t come down with the disease.

    And Scientology finally issued a statement, patting itself on the back for keeping the outbreak to just the single crew member.

    According to the AP: “The church said in a statement that the health authorities in Curacao had acknowledged the Freewinds for its strict isolation protocol, which effectively contained the illness to a single case and prevented it from spreading to others.”

    Well, that’s nice. But the damage has been done. Scientology is once again a global laughingstock. And many people looking into the plight of the Freewinds are asking about more than simply a case of the measles.

    Also, it’s especially embarrassing for Scientology not only because its wealthy, longtime members are supposed to achieve a sort of mind-over-matter that should make them impervious to disease, but also because Scientology’s paranoid paramilitary wing, the Sea Organization, is supposed to run the ship like an interrogation factory.

    Just take a look at the way the ship is supposed to run like an armed camp, with potential passengers checked out for trouble, including for infectious disease. This document is from 1989, when the Freewinds made its debut as Scientology’s only location for delivering the ultimate auditing level, Operating Thetan Level Eight (OT 8).

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  13. Also relevant:

    New York Times: Despite Measles Warnings, Anti-Vaccine Rally Draws Hundreds of Ultra-Orthodox Jews

    By Kimiko de Freytas-Tamura

    May 14, 2019

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    But the rally on Monday in Monsey, a Rockland County town about 30 miles northwest of New York City, vividly illustrated how the anti-vaccine fervor is not only enduring, but may be growing: Hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Jews packed a ballroom for a “vaccine symposium” with leaders of the anti-vaccination movement.

    Organized by a Monsey-based Jewish group, the event also showed how the movement was gaining ground: Greg Mitchell, a Washington-based lobbyist who represents the Church of Scientology, attended the meeting and addressed the crowd, offering to be their “voice in the public-policy game.”

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  14. The Gothamist has more:

    Rabbi At Anti-Vaccination Symposium Blames 'Illegals' For Spreading Disease

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    D.C. lobbyist Greg Mitchell took the stage after Rabbi Handler. Mitchell has pushed for such causes as the First Step Act, the criminal justice reform bill signed into law late last year by President Trump. Mitchell, according to a report from the Daily Beast, was booted from those efforts when organizers found out he was also lobbying for the Church of Scientology, and that the church was potentially trying to convert formerly incarcerated people through a nonprofit it runs.

    “I will be your voice in Washington, I’ll make it will help you carry your message; I will stand next to you,” Mitchell said, admitting not to know much about the vaccine safety issue and deferring to the expertise of other speakers. “I’m your lobbyist, I’m here to help you.”

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  15. The Wrong Guy Member

    Beyond the quarantine: Signs that Scientology is getting involved in anti-vaxx panic | The Underground Bunker


    When the quarantined cruise ship in St. Lucia turned out to be Scientology’s floating cathedral, we got a lot of people asking the same question: Is the Church of Scientology anti-vaccination?

    We answered that the church itself doesn’t speak out against vaccines, but because of founder L. Ron Hubbard’s deep-seated hatred for the American Medical Association and his disrespect for doctors in general, many Scientologists tend to be skeptical of western medicine, seek out alternative therapies, and yes, many of them are anti-vaccination.

    But now, we think we might have to adjust our answer when that question comes up in the future, because increasingly it does look like the church itself is engaging in the anti-vaxx panic, and goading it along. Why? We’re not sure.

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