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Notice anything wrong with this promo piece on Internet Marketing?

This promo piece about the Freewinds’ social media and internet marketing arrived just this week, forwarded to us by one of our astute readers.

Take a look and see if you notice anything wrong with it.

I mean, besides the problem that the Freewinds is delivering a Social Media and Internet Marketing Convention on the ship as opposed to delivering OT VIII.

I noticed something right away.

The church is encouraging people to bring their iPads and laptop computers to learn about the internet…when parishioners aren’t supposed to look at the internet!

If the church is going to encourage people to use the internet for marketing, there’s no way the parishioners will be able to dodge getting critical news about Miscavige and the church.


From: Angel Smith <[email protected]>
To: Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 1:37 PM
Subject: Stop struggling with Internet Marketing

Learn what happens when you combine the power of Internet Marketing with the precision of LRH Marketing Tech.

You have probably tried to use Internet Marketing and were dissatisfied with the results. This is why the Freewinds is hosting world leading expert in utilizing LRH Marketing Tech with Internet Marketing tools, Mr. Elad Hadar – to teach how you can apply these tools in your business too!

Now you have the opportunity to learn the simple, effective and inexpensive methods, revealing the secrets behind how to capitalize on this powerful medium to market yourself, your business, your products and services so you can flourish and prosper and get up The Bridge.

Click here to watch an informational video

Yes! I want to know more about this! (Click here for more info)

Elad’s testimonials from last convention in Australia

“I learnt more about Internet Marketing in one day than I learned in the past 10 years!” (S.F. -Sydney)

“I learnt more in the first hour than I have in the past 5 years on this subject. Bloody brilliant!!” (G.J. Sydney)

“Wow, Finally someone who makes the fearful world of the internet so simple and easy to understand & apply. Great Value. Thanks!” (S.V. Sydney)

“Even though I’ve attended quite a number of marketing seminars, this conference really put the jigsaw puzzle together for me.” (Q.C.- Sydney)

“Very good information.

I am sure I will put at least 10% into action and that 10% will be worth at least 100X of what I paid for the seminar.” (J.D. -Sydney)

© 2012 CSFSSO. All Rights Reserved. Freewinds, Freewinds logo, The Bridge and LRH are trademarks and service marks owned by Religious Technology Center and are used with its permission. Services relating to Scientology religious philosophy are delivered throughout the world exclusively by licensees of the Church of Scientology International with the permission of Religious Technology Center, holder of the Scientology and Dianetics trademarks. Scientologist is a collective membership mark designating members of the affiliated churches and missions of Scientology. Freewinds Ship is registered in Panama.


Did you spot it?

For any hope of credibility, Scientology Inc would have to show that it itself can perform effective Internet marketing!

And it doesn’t! (See my post about “Miscavige doesn’t know how internet works”.)

Do you really want to spend thousands of dollars to do a ship convention claiming to divulge tech that the Church itself obviously doesn’t use?

The second thing that’s wrong is that none of the success stories from the convention as held in Australia have the initials D.M. on them.

The third thing is that the informational video as pointed to by the link in the promotional e-mail is barely in English!

Did the Freewinds survey and find out how many people wanted to go to a convention run by a person with an accent so thick that what he’s saying is incomprehensible?

(It’s the reason I stopped going to LRH birthday events a decade ago…I couldn’t understand Guillaume Lesevre…and always left the event with a headache.)

The fourth thing is that one of the things being offered is tech on how to capture your cell phone (or other mobile phone) contact number, not realizing that that it is an out-ethnic approach to marketing in the U.S. of A.

This self-contradictory promo for an obviously ineffective technology is doomed from the outset.

But the Church really, really, really needs to fill up cabins on the ship.


— written by Plain Old Thetan

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bboy  on October 21st, 2012

Good thing the tips are for inexpensive marketing actions you can take, ’cause you’re gonna need the big buckolas for when Ted Bragin, top IA$ bandito, shakes you down.

D'Anne  on October 21st, 2012

Even funnier… I just watched this Elad guy on YouTube in the video below. Laughed my head off. I actually thought it was a very funny joke until I realized this is the same guy who’s training about social media on the Fleawinds. Hilarious. Enjoy!

D'Anne  on October 21st, 2012

Wow! I can’t wait to learn from him! — gee whizz… I’m watching it now and I can’t stop laughing.

Hapexamendios  on October 21st, 2012

I sure won’t be taking marketing advice from some homeless guy living in a park! Wow, that’s a bizarre video.

The “church’s” concept of communication seems to be to endlessly outflow crap and to hide from questions. It’s beyond ironic that a philosophy that has so much to offer on the subject of communication is being monopolized by cretins that inhibit free-flowing communication and completely ignore the comm formula.

D'Anne  on October 21st, 2012

I’m watching it again. Howling. ! You’re right, Hapexamendios… Scientology is about Communication!!… how well does this video communicate? OMG! They going to put him on stage and wind him up and actually CHARGE for it!! I wonder if they are going to have the wind effects and the subtitles. And they expect people to PAY for it! ROFL (Rolling On the Floor Laughing.) It makes this whole thing so absurd. Because I’m sure some people WILL pay for it. ROFL.

looking4myself  on October 21st, 2012

And as an extra added bonus you will be taught how to install net nanny on your computer too. Such a deal!

John Doe  on October 21st, 2012

I wonder if there will be a mandatory turn in of all computers to search them for bookmarks and history and such. And to have net nanny or spyware installed.

melted cheese brain  on October 22nd, 2012

“But the Church really, really, really needs to fill up cabins on the ship.


heh heh




OldAuditor  on October 22nd, 2012

Dear Melted Cheese Brain,

The pictures you have linked to should be mandatory viewing for anyone contemplating a visit to the Freewinds.
We look forward to your future comments.

David St Lawrence

Melted Cheese Brain  on October 22nd, 2012

Hi OldAuditor,

Thanks for the welcome.

Actually, I wish people who are thinking of going to the Freewinds would see the photos in this thread of “parishoners” paying thousands of dollars to do manual labor:




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