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I just learned that the executives of Quadro Corporation are due to be tried on criminal charges January 21. This should be very interesting. No amount of scientific testimony will ever answer the most important question about this case: how is it that so many police departments, school boards, scientists, and engineers, fell for the claims Quadro made? And, more importantly, why do these people CONTINUE to believe, even after all the evidence is in? Meanwhile, this just came to my attention: There's a lengthy article beginning on the front page of the Washington Post for Sunday, Dec. 1, about how the Cult Awareness Network has been forced into bankruptcy, due to 45 lawsuits filed by the Scientologists. A judge went for one of them and entered a $1.8 million judgement against the CAN. The CAN's assets were put up for auction. Their name, logo, P.O. Box and phone number--their identity--were sold to the highest bidder, who turned out to be a Scientologist. He intends to keep the organization going, but utilizing it for his own purposes. Thus, people who find CAN's 20-year-old phone number & call, worried about a son who just became a Hubbardite, will be talking to a Scientologist unknowingly! CAN said that throughout their career, "aside from Satanic groups, more callers asked about Scientology than any other group." There's more: Pending is a sale of 600 feet of files on cults accumulated over the years. The Church of Sci wants these bad. Not only to finger people who have blown the whistle on their own activities, but to get dirt on rival cults. "Scientology will pay anything to get their hands on those files," said Robert Young, a former Scientologist spokesman who quit and became a major critic, "We always figured CAN was the nexus for all the rest of the problems Scientology had. So the idea of getting the files is similar to the KGB being able to buy the files of the CIA." A judge is thinking this over right now. James Randi. ************************************************** ** PROVIDED FOR YOUR REFERENCE BY THE MODERATOR ** ************************************************** Requests to be added to or deleted from the randi-hotline mailing list, must be sent to the service address: Internet: randi-hotline-request@ssr.com PLEASE BE PATIENT. All requests are processed before each new mailing to the list and these can be widely spaced. You *will* be added if your request was sent to the correct address. If you wish to contact Randi, mail to randi-hotline@ssr.com will return an information message explaining how. BACK ISSUES OF THE HOTLINE: On the Web: http://www.mindspring.com/~anson/randi-hotline/ Via FTP: USA: ftp.netcom.com directory: /pub/an/anson/Mailing_Lists/geller-hotline ftp.ssr.com: directory: /Randi Please try netcom.com first, since ftp.ssr.com is very busy. EUROPE: mercurio.iet.unipi.it directory: /pub/Randi Our gratitude goes to Anson Kennedy and Massimo Macucci for providing the ftp sites at netcom and unipi.it, respectively. Randi also has a web page, now hosted at the new FOUNDATION! Check it out at: http://www.randi.org/

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