Scientology – ads in ATS
See the closed hread www.abovetopsecret.com...
This is a continuation of the closed thread www.abovetopsecret.com...
(“Scientology ad”) which was prematurely closed
by someone the same day it was started!
I use the Add-On NoScript in Firefox 3.5.1. When I here in Slovenia start the above page, first nothing appears that has to do with Scientology. I
then allow (so far) only AboveTopSecret in NoScript, and then the following ad immediately appears on top:
“What is Scientology?
Love. Hate. What is the Answer? Scientology. View Online Videos.
It was suggested in the thread www.abovetopsecret.com...
that Google would put these ads in. But so far that should have
nothing to do with Google! I have at this point allowed neither GoogleAdServices nor GoogleAnalytics in NoScript. So if it is really so: HOW does
Google put the ad in ATS?
When I click on to www.abovetopsecret.com...
(see the first thread mentioned above), another ad text appears:
Learn about the spiritual answers to life's most difficult questions.
When I open this page via a proxy that makes it seem that I open it from another country, these ads DO NOT APPEAR!
That was yesterday evening. A day later – strangely enough – the ad doesn’t appear at all in Firefox, but it does in Opera! What is going on
here? I someone playing hide and seek with these ads?
My screen-dumps are already linked to by Gemwolf on the page www.abovetopsecret.com...
so that I don’t need to repeat
them here. The one dump shows the starting screen of the promotional video and the other the last screen, clearly announcing “Scientology”. Right
now, however, I don’t see this video again, but only the ad texts quoted above, with links to click. If I would click a link, the video would
probably come. Before, however, it appeared by itself without clicking a link, as shown in the screen dump. Has someone already taken a bit of action
It seems unlikely that these ads are generated by Google … It rather looks like someone at ATS has accepted these ads or that they have been hacked
in by Scientology!
One thing is to choose to discuss Scientology, and that is what we are doing here now. Another is to present promotional ads and videos about it! And
much another thing is to make them appear to persons in certain countries only, and in countries in which the population is by far not as much aware
of the dangers of Scientology as it is in Western countries. Since it does appear in Slovenia, I presume that it appears also in other ex-communist
European countries as well, which are countries in which 1. Scientology is new to most people, 2. its dangers are quite unknown to them and 3.
Scientology will want to expand to.
This is truly sneaky and a danger to persons who are unaware of what they are shown …
Other remarkable threads in this context are www.abovetopsecret.com...
The first one is closed with only one page but the second one is still open.
Again: WHAT IS GOING ON HERE? And: HOW COME THAT ATS DID LET THESE ADS IN? They should have been banned!
[edit on 9-8-2009 by memyself]