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originally posted by: crankyoldman
originally posted by: LurkNoMore
a reply to: tiredoflooking
I think his location ties into all the things that surround this story that is still unfolding. Kappa was not on my radar until reading the early AM news blasts today.
I tend to shy away from this as the fervor around this person at the time felt very wrong - still does. His credits are extra roles, hardly insider level and some of his "assertions" were..... assertions.
originally posted by: PokeyJoe
a reply to: crankyoldman
NXIVM did have a pyramid structure to knowledge that had to be purchased. They had a ranking system that was denoted by different color sashes. You went up in level by purchasing these super expensive self help courses, that supposedly opened up more knowledge the higher you went. Now, Raniere switched out the religious for the self help, and Im not sure if he actually used the e-reader hardware, but the basic tenets and control structure are exactly the same. You are absolutely correct. Scientology wasnt the first game in town, but it was the best so far. I think you're also right that their protection has run out and they are like a powerless vessel just coasting along until they finally crash somewhere.
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: MagesticEsoteric
This is why I think Trump is the opening gambit.
There will be chaos toward the end, and in order for that to happen, something has to upset the apple cart. This may be it. But we, all of us, have to be prepared for things to get a whole lot darker before we ever start to hope for the light to come through.
LI: I heard from a high-placed WH source that the President may be looking to release and declassify ALL the relevant documents leading up to the start of the Russian probe next week.
￼: I heard he's going to give them to AG Barr to review.
LI: Well, apparently it's next week.